Husband: Gamaliel Wilder BEAMAN
Born: 04 DEC 1748 in Sterling, MA
Married: 10 OCT 1775 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Died: 11 OCT 1777 in Hospital at Valley Forge, PA.
Father: Phineas Houghton BEAMAN
Mother: Joanna WHITE
Wife: Prudence WILDER
Born: 24 JUL 1751 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: after 1815
Father: Abner WILDER
Mother: Eunice OSGOOD
Spouses: Capt Nathaniel CARTER
01 (M): David Wilder BEAMAN, Capt
Born: 21 AUG 1776 in Westminister, MA
Died: 08 JUL 1840 in Beaman Family Farm, Winchendon, MA
Spouses: Polly CARTER
Additional Information

Gamaliel Wilder BEAMAN:

Buried: about 12 OCT 1777, Probably at Valley Forge, PA


He served in the the Revolutionary War. He answered "the call" and marched on the alarm issued on April 19, 1775 at Cambridge, MA for 13 days under Capt. Daniel Robbine's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt. He returned home on April 30, 1775, He died in the Revolutionary Army at Valley Forge, PA. in 1777. (It is believed he was buried at Valley Forge although no grave has been found). In 1776 he was granted a deed by James Otis to a tract of land in Winchendon, MA He was one of 15 children.
He enlisted as a Corporal in the Continental Army March 29, 1777 and served under Capt. Seth Oak's Company of Artificers.

The marriage intentions of Gamaliel and Prudence appear on page 136, of "The Birth, Marriage & Death Register, Church Records & Epitaphs Of Lancaster, MA 1643-1850" by Henry S. Nourse, A.M. Lancaster, 1890

Some data suggests his middle name may have been ""

Prudence WILDER:


She and her second husband, Nathan (Nathaniel?) Carter had two childred together, both who died young. "The Beaman and Clark Genealogy" pg. 95 indicates she was living in 1815. (The 1820 US Census for Andover, Essex Co., MA lists a Nathaniel Carter and his family.. In this household was a man and women, both being 65 years of age or older. There is no indication this is the family. However, if it were the family, Prudence would have been about 69 years of age and would fit the age).

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