George Beale & Emily Truxtun

George Beale 1792 – 1835 | his parents
& 1819 Emily Truxtun 1798 – 1885 | her parents
of Washington, DC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


George Beale and Emily Truxton were married in Philadelphia 4 May 1819, the Rt Rev William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania and Rector of Christ Church officiating.

George Beale was born in 1792 in Hampton VA, son of George Beale Sr of Norfolk VA and of Washington DC by his first wife Mary Dixon.
He was appointed Purser, US Navy on 24 July 1813.
He was decorated in 1820 with a Congressional Silver Medal for “Galantry, good conduct, and services in the decisive and splendid victory gained on Lake Champlain on the 11th of Sept 1814 over a British Squadron of superior force.”
He died intestate 4 April 1835 in his 44th year at his “Bloomingdale” estate in Washington [DC] and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery with marker.
Emily Truxtun was born 30 Sept 1798 in Perth Amboy NJ, tenth of twelve children oft Captain Thomas Truxtun USN and his wife Mary Fundran. She died 21 May 1885 in Washington.

From the Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery:
Emily Beale d 22 May 1885 86 yrs R32/60
On Thursday, May 21st 1885 at nine o’clock, Mrs. Emily Beale in the 87th year of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. Carriages will be waiting at St John’s church at one o’clock to convey friends to the residence of the deceased.

Beale, George Jr. d 4 Apr 1835 R32/59
The National Intelligencer, April 6 1835 – on Saturday evening, George Beale, Esq. late a Purser in the Navy of the United States, after a severe and lingering illness. His friends and the Army and Navy officers now in the city, are requested to attend his funeral tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock from his late residence near the city.

Children of George Beale and Emily Truxton:
1. Truxtun Dixon Beale 17 Jan 1820 – 22 Dec 1870 Wash. DC [clk PO Dept 1870]
lived with his widowed mother in her household DC
married RI 8 Oct 1844 Mary Anna Tillinghast
28 May 1827 RI – 14 Sept 1918 Tredfyffrin, PA

a. Charles Willing Beale 9 Dec 1845 DC – 16 Aug 1932 Arden, Buncombe Co, NC
married Maria Parker 30 Jan 1849 Richmond VA – 21 Jan 1929 Buncombe Co NC
i. Elsie/Ella Beale 20 Dec 1872 – 30 Jan 1964
married Dr. William Edgar Hemphill 9 Sept 1878 – 25 Dec 1905
ii. Thomas Truxton Beale 13 June 1874 – 6 July 1875
iii. Charles Edward Beale 12 Jan 1876 – 3 Aug 1876
iv. Bertha Fitzgerald Beale 1 Nov 1877 – 20 June 1942
v. Margaret/Daisy Beale Aug 1879 –

b. Emily Power Beale 1848 DC –
married Horace Binney Hare
c. Constance R Beale ca Dec 1849 DC –
d. Edward Fitzgerald Beale 21 March 1853 DC –
married bef 1922 Maria Leiois 21 June 1856 Phila PA –
e. Catherine C Beale 1857 VA –
married Oliver Perry Smith d 1899 Spanish American War
vi. Oliver Perry-Smith 11 Oct 1884 Philidelphia –
e-mail from Randolph Thomas Perry-Smith “My grandfather’s, father, is Oliver Perry-Smith, also, died in the Spanish American War in 1899, a captain in Fitzhugh Lee’s 7th Army Corps. My grandfather was born in Philadelphia, Oct. 11, 1884.”
“My grandfather Oliver Perry-Smith is a world renown American rock climber, and pioneer in skiing.”

2. Edward Fitzgerald [Ned] Beale 4 Feb 1822 PA – 22 April 1893
Minister to Austria-Hungary 1876-77. Led the experiment to use camels in the US Army. Thought to be the courier who brought news to Washinton of the discovery of gold in California. Beale Air Force Base is named for him.

married 27 June 1849 Mary Engle Edwards ca 1832 PA – 6 April 1902
daughter of Samuel Edwards, Pennsylvania Congressman 1785 -1850

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Edward Fitzgerald Beale, Lieut., U.S.N.,
Dressed in a Mexican coat and hat as disguise for his ride across Mexico in 1849
bearing Naval dispatches and the first samples of
gold from California to reach Washington
From an oil painting in Decatur House [Marie Beale]

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Edward F Beale
Envoy to Austria, adventurer, sailor, engineer, Indian Agent,
introduced camels to Texas

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Beale’s Cut

Originally 30 feet deep when the young General Phineas Banning drove the first stagecoach through it in 1854, later was it was deepened to 90 feet by troops under General Edward F. Beale in 1863, to allow “relatively” easy travel to points north.

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The final resting place of Edward Fitzgerald Beale.
The gravesite is located in Chester Rural Cemetary on Edgmont Ave., Chester, PA.
Credit photo to Jamie Lynn Warfel for finding the gravesite.

a. Mary Beale 1850 PA – 26 June 1925 Paris, France
married 1877 George Bakhmetiff, a Russian diplomat
b. Emily S Beale 1854 PA –
married John R McLean, publisher of Cincinnati and Washington
c. Truxtun Beale 6 Mar 1856 San Francisco CA – 2 June 1936 MD
US Minister to Peria 1891-92; US Minister to Greece 1892-93;
interred in Bruton Parish Churchyard, Williamsburg, VA
married 1st Harriet Blaine of Maine [divorced]

i. Walker Blaine Beale 1896 – 18 Sept 1918 France
Lt. USA killed in action
married NY 23 April 1903 Marie Oge

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Truxtun Beale son of Edward
bclock The Beale Clock Tower
Bakersfield CA
presented to the city by
Gen Truxton Beale and his wife Marie Beale

After his divorce from Hattie Blaine, Truxtun Beale married Marie Oge. She
wrote a book about the Beale house on LaFayette Sq “Decatur House and its
Inhabitants” Marie Beale 1954. Near the end of her life she bequeathed the
house to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

New York, April 23rd 1903­ Truxton Beale, who served as United States
Minister to Persia under President Harrison and later was Minister to Greece
and who is the divorced husband of the daughter of the late James G.
Blaine, was married today to Miss Marie Oge of San Rafael, Calif. Miss Oge
is the granddaughter of former Chief Justice [Salmon Portland] Chase of the
United States Supreme Court.

3. Mary Gertrude Beale 18 June 1823 – 4 Jan 1824
4. Cornelia Gertrude Beale 20 Dec 1825 – 17 Mar 1827
5. Mary Elizabeth Beale 27 June 1828 – 6 June 1903
married William Read [Lieut USA] 24 Apr 1824 New Castle Del – 29 Apr 1884
a. George Beale Read 13 Jan 1849 Ft Washita I.T.- 1922 Wash DC
married Alice P Read
i. George Beale Read Jr
ii. Alice H Read
b. Emily Truxton Read
married Gen M C Goodsell USMC
c. Mrs. Elber Howe Broadhead of Parkersburg PA
6. George Nancrede Beale 14 Nov 1829 – 1912
married 2 June 1851 Elizabeth Brown Wheeler 14 Dec 1832 – 1921
7. Emily Truxton Beale 7 Sep 1832 – 6 Nov 1880 West Point NY
married 18 Sep 1855 Junius Brutus Wheeler 21 Feb 1830 NC – 15 Jul 1886

Ref: Family History: PA Gen #1 – GPF III ST-Z, “Commodore Thomas Truxtun, U S Navy, of Jamaica LI, Perth Amboy, NJ Philadelphia PA” compiled by Lewis D Cook


2 thoughts on “George Beale & Emily Truxtun”

  1. Other Query: Do you by chance know anything about the descendants of George Nacrede Beale ( 1829-19120). younger brother of Truxtun Dixon Beale and of tehEFB of CA “fame”?

  2. 1. Do you have any information about children, grandchildren great and great great grandchildren of Charles Willing Beale? I am his brother, EF Beale Jr’s, great grandaughter ( via Leonard T Beale and Edw F Beale III) Because EFB Jr , LTB, and EFB had no brothers and my father EFB III had 2 daughters, there is no living carrier in my direct line of Beale DNA. (Since men have XY chromosomes, and females XX, the genetic material from the Chromosomecanonlybe inherited from father to son)

    2. Do you know if there are any living descendants from theline of Edward F Beale of California renown. I know there are none from his son Truxtun. I do not know if there are any from his 2 daughters.

    Hope to hear from you

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