- “Nathaniel Beall, the son of James Bell and Sarah Pearce, was born in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was later married in Prince George's County to a woman named Elizabeth Brooke. Elizabeth, who is purported to have been born on 23 November 1707, was the daughter of Roger Brooke and Elizabeth Hutchins.”
“On 2 May 1729, John Beall, as Executor for his father's estate, confirmed Nathaniel's right to two tracts of land called "Easy Purchase" and "Addition to Easy Purchase." Both of these tracts were situated in that part of Prince George's County that was later formed into Frederick County, Maryland in 1748.
On 22 September 1737, Nathaniel entered into an agreement to lease "Easy Purchase," consisting of 75 acres, with Samuel Pruitt. Nathaniel later sold this tract, however, on 20 November 1749 to Josiah Beall for 22 pounds, 10 shillings. On 18 July 1747, Rignall Odell transferred "Addition to Easy Purchase," consisting of approximately 153 acres, to Nathaniel. On 21 July 1747, just three days later, Nathaniel mortgaged this land to Philip Hammond for 26 pounds sterling. On 25 November 1762, Nathaniel sold "Addition to Easy Purchase" for 75 pounds sterling to Benjamin Duvall. And later, on 4 May 1775, Nathaniel sold all the remaining part of a tract of land called "Easie Purchase," consisting of about 20 acres, to Jeremiah Orme for 28 pounds.”
“Note: According to Fielder M. M. Beall in his book "Colonial Families of the United States Descended From the Immigrants Bell, Beal, Bale, Beale, Beall," Nathaniel Beall was married twice during his life. He supposedly married first to Elizabeth Brooke and secondly to Ann Murdock. This is not accurate, however.
There were two Nathaniel Beall's living in that portion of Prince George's County which was formed into Frederick County, Maryland in 1748. The Nathaniel Beall who married Elizabeth Brooke was the son of James and Sarah (Pearce) Beall. He was still alive in 1775 when he sold the remainder of "Easy Purchase" to Jeremiah Orme. The other Nathaniel Beall, who is believed to be a son of William and Elizabeth (Magruder) Beall, was married to Ann Murdock and died in Frederick County in 1757. These were not the same individual.”