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Margaret McDowell was the youngest of eight children born to Capt. James McDowell and Elizabeth Loughead. She was born May 16, 1782 in Chester County, probably in what is now Lincoln Station, Upper Oxford township (the house built by James McDowell on land probably inherited by his wife from her father, Robert Loughead). Margaret grew up in Chester county, moving about a mile in the 1790's to the manor house built by Job Ruston and purchased by her father. On October 25, 1810, probably at the New London Presbyterian Church, she married Joseph Beale, the son of Tamar Burgoyne/Burgoin and John Beale (possibly a private in Captain James McDowell's 4th batallion of Chester County militia which joined Washington's army in August, 1776 and remained intact from the battle of Long Island until after the battles of Trenton and Princeton in January, 1777). The story goes that John was serving with General Lafayette's forces near the head of Elk Valley in Cecil County, Maryland when he was killed on January 25, 1777 but this is doubtful since Lafayette did not arrive in America until June, 1777 and was not commissioned in the American army until July 31 of that year.
Joseph Beale was born June 25, 1774 in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Following his father's death, Joseph was reared near Downingtown, Chester County, by his grandfather, William Beale. Upon reaching maturity, Joseph apprenticed in the furniture manufacturing business in Philadelphia and eventually opened his own firm, Beale & Jemison, in that same city. After his marriage to Margaret, they kept house in Philadelphia where Margaret died on November 12, 1834. Joseph moved back to Downingtown where he died December 18, 1841.
Joseph and Margaret had seven children and their descendants have been very prolific; the Beales are by far the largest family group descended from James McDowell and Elizabeth Loughead.
The children of Joseph and Margaret (McDowell) Beale:
A few notable sources: