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Family of Quakers Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth (Hunter?)

I will be writing future posts about the family of Benjamin Beeson and his wife, Elizabeth, possibly Hunter. First, here is the family entry in the New Garden Friends Meeting Minutes, North Carolina, detailing their children:

Isaac Beeson Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth his Wife was born
ye 26 of ye 12 month 1739 old-Stile
Benja Beeson Son of the Same was born the 9 of ye 9 mo 1741
William Beeson their Son was born ye 11 of ye 11 mo 1743/4
Frances Beeson Daughter of ye Same born ye 10 of ye 12 mo 1746?
Richard Beeson Son of the Same was born ye 11 of ye 3 mo 1747
Ann Beeson Daughter of the Same was born ye 30 of ye
5 month 1749
Charity Beeson Daughter of the Same was born ye 25 of ye
8 month 1751
Betty Beeson Daughter of the Same was born ye 30 of ye 7 mo. 1754 N:S:
Edward Beeson their Son was born ye 1st of ye 1st mo 1757
Rachel Beeson their Daughter was born ye 14 of ye 9 mo 1759
Jane Beeson their Daughter was born ye 22 of ye 3 mo 1760
Mary Beeson their Daughter was born ye 21 of ye 9 mo 1762

Benjamin and his wife were devout Quakers, first appearing in records in Frederick County, Virginia until about 1760, when they moved to North Carolina in what was then Rowan County.

The Beeson family can be traced back several more generations. Little else is known about Elizabeth Hunter and, like so many bits of info online, I am not yet aware of the original source for her maiden name. Perhaps it will appear in the Frederick County Friends Minutes.