biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ALONZO BEAMAN is a farmer residing on section 6, Spring Creek Township. He was born in the State of Vermont, Feb. 25, 1819, and is the son of Joshua and Hannah (Alcott) Beaman, both of whom were natives of Vermont, and died in the State of New York, when our subject was but ten years of age. Joshua Beaman was a farmer, and served as a soldier in the War of 1812, removing, at its close, and when the subject of this sketch was an infant, from Vermont to the State of New York. When Alonzo attained his twenty-fourth year, he removed to Berrien County, Mich., remaining there until 1858, when he came to Benton County, Iowa, where he staid ten years, and until the year 1868, when he came to Mahaska County, Iowa, where he has since resided. Mr. Seaman was married in 1842 to Mary E. Irwin, and to them one child was bornÄMartha, who died June 20, 1864. His wife died March 30, 1845, and March 9, 1848, he was again united in marriage, to Sarah C. Stickney, and to them have been born six children: Alfred N., born Sept. 13, 1849, died April 25, 1851; Edgar A., born July 24, 1852, is married to Miss Ella Taylor, and resides in Missouri; Albert, born Oct. 6, 1860, resides in Spring Creek Township; Julius A., born Dec. 14, 1862, is also a resident of Spring Creek Township. Two children died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Beaman are members of the Congregational Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In his political affiliations he is a Republican, and while not an office-seeker, has held all the various township offices, except that of Constable. His farm consists of 100 acres of first quality land, all under a good state of cultivation, with the very best character of improvements. In his business Mr. Beamman has been more than fairly successful, and has reaped a good reward for the labor of his hands. To bring about a result so desirable as this, he has carefully and judiciously managed his business, using good judgment and economy. Mr. Beaman is a man of fine social qualities and is held in high esteem by his friends and neighbors.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy