Relatives of James E. Beach, b. c 1842 who married a Dorliska Beach

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James E Beach married  a Dorliska Beach, daughter of Charles D. Beach. (Charles b 1826,served in Mich Volunteer Infantry in Civil War)They were married 10.26.1871 in San Joachin, California, Dorliska divorced him 4 years later, also in San Joachin, Ca, on grounds of desertion of her and  2 yr old baby George Alfred Beach. George was my grandfather. I have no info on how James was related--in his son's funeral book someone wrote in that he was called "Cal", but that's all the information I have. I sent away for James & Dorliska's marriage certificate, but no parents are listed.
WikiTree profile: James Beach
in Genealogy Help by Diane McCormick G2G Crew (310 points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

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Diane, do you think this could be your James?

James Beach

United States Census, 1880

Name James Beach
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place O'Neal, San Joaquin, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 36
Marital Status Divorced
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Farm Laborer
Relationship to Head of Household Other
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Other
Birth Year (Estimated) 1844
Birthplace Massachusetts, United States
Father's Birthplace Massachusetts, United States
Mother's Birthplace Massachusetts, United States
Sheet Letter C
Sheet Number 122
Person Number 2
Volume 1

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

William Kuhl Self M 61 Germany
Mary Kuhl Wife F 52 Germany
James Beach Other M 36 Massachusetts, United States
Minnie Miiller Other F 18 California, United States

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PF-YXH : accessed 2 April 2016), James Beach in household of William Kuhl, O'Neal, San Joaquin, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 101, sheet 122C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0080; FHL microfilm 1,254,080.

by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (141k points)

If James was a hired hand on San Joaquin County farms, this could be him in 1860. I got excited about Mrs. Sarah French also being from Massachusetts, but it looks like her maiden name was McCloud. I added this French family to WikiTree - William is at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/French-5427

James E Beach

United States Census, 1860

Name James E Beach
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Castoria Township, San Joaquin, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 18
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1842
Birthplace Mass
Page 24

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

William B French   M 40 Connecticut
Sarah French   F 30 Mass
William French   M 7 Cal
Emma S French   F 5 Cal
George French   M 2 Cal
James E Beach   M 18 Mass

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDKF-CVS : accessed 2 April 2016), James E Beach in entry for William B French, 1860.

There could certainly be more than one farmhand James Beach in the area, or this could be James in 1870 if he moved south into Stanislaus County. This man is living in a household of sixteen farm laborers:

James Beach

United States Census, 1870

Name James Beach
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place California, United States
Gender Male
Age 28
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1841-1842
Birthplace New York
Page Number 52

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNX3-YKK : accessed 2 April 2016), James Beach in household of Robert Terrill, California, United States; citing p. 52, family 435, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,591.

There was a James Edwin Beach, possibly from New York, who was registered to vote for many years in the San Joaquin Valley. Seems like the same James could have married and divorced Dorliska, married Martha Ashworth in 1886, and then died in Stockton.

California Great Registers for James Edwin Beach (see FamilySearch):

  • 1867 - 1877, O'Neal, San Joaquin, California, United States
  • 1880 Nightingale, San Joaquin, California, United States
  • 1882 Merced, Merced, California, United States
  • 04 Aug 1884, Madera, Fresno, California, United States
  • 15 Mar 1888, Madera, Fresno, California, United States
  • 23 Aug 1888, Mariposa, Mariposa, California, United States
  • 02 Sep 1892, Grants Springs, Mariposa, California, United States
  • 06 Apr 1894, Madera, Fresno, California, United States
  • 22 Jul 1904 Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States
    04 Aug 1906 Nightengale, San Joaquin, California, United States
 

 

Name James E. Beach
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 20 May 1886
Event Place Fresno, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 46
Birth Year (Estimated) 1840
Spouse's Name Martha Ashworth
Spouse's Age 32
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1854

"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3P-SCX : accessed 2 April 2016), James E. Beach and Martha Ashworth, 20 May 1886; citing Fresno, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,548,473.

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James Edward Beech

California, County Birth and Death Records

Name James Edward Beech
Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Feb 1907
Event Place Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 64
Birth Year (Estimated) 1843

"California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV37-F3NL : accessed 2 April 2016), James Edward Beech, 10 Feb 1907; citing Death, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,832,143.

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