Collection of Wayne County Historical Society
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 6th district
April 20, 1813 – June 7, 1814
|Preceded by||John S. Edwards|
|Succeeded by||David Clendenin|
|Born||December 3, 1769|
Montgomery County, Maryland
|Died||February 20, 1843 (aged 73)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
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He married Rebecca Johnson ca. 1792. In about 1801, he and his family moved to Ohio, settling initially at Steubenville. He later moved from Jefferson County to New Lisbon, in Columbiana County, Ohio.
In 1790, Beall joined the military and participated in the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Valley. He was on General Anthony Wayne's staff where he became acquainted with then Captain William Henry Harrison.
During the War of 1812, he served as Brigadier General 2d Brigade Ohio Militia. He led several brigades from Eastern Ohio into the area of present Richland County, Ohio. He established one of his headquarters (Camp Christmas) at Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.
Beall began his political career as Clerk of the Columbiana County Court.
After the War of 1812, he returned to New Lisbon and served in the Thirteenth United States Congress from April 20, 1813 to June 7, 1814, filling the vacancy of Rep. John S. Edwards, who had been elected but died before taking his seat.
The office of register of the Federal Land Office in Wooster became vacant in 1814, and Beall was appointed by the President and took up residence there. He held that position until resigning in 1824. He remained in Wooster until his death. He resigned from politics, with the exception of being named a Presidential elector in 1840. He was a Whig Presidential elector in 1840 for Harrison/Tyler.
Reasin Beall died age 73 in Wooster, Ohio.
Legacy of the Beall home in WoosterEdit
- United States Congress. "Reasin Beall (id: B000273)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 193.