My maternal family tree has the names of Elijah Beals and Hannah Banks on it. I am a grandson of William Lockhart and Amanda Jane (Beals) Patterson. My mother was Lottie Irene (Patterson)(1899-1994). She had two brothers Frank (died at about 18 or 19) and Albert (died during WWI in France). She had older sister,Abbie and younger sister Doris (Mrs. Vernon W. Clarke)who resided in Welsford and Berwick. Another sister died in her youth. The Beals originally came from Hingham, England and settled in what is now Hingham. Mass. The Pattersons emigrated from Armagh, Ireland to Nova Scotia in the 1740s. Some person(s) in the Annapolis Valley created the Beals family tree, of which I have a copy.
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