II John BEALS
They moved to Opeckan, Frederick Co., VA by 1744 where John bought 165 acres on Mills Creek from John Mills Jr. This land is now in Berkeley Co., VA. When John was a young man he moved with his parents to the Nottingham Lots. He returned to the Chester area when he married. After their marriage they lived in Nottingham and New Garden townships in Chester county. In 1728 they moved back to the neighborhood of Chester. In 1733 the joined a new Quaker settlement on the upper water of the Potomac in Prince George's County Maryland. Here the Beals became members of Hopewell Monthly Meeting of Friends and here they remained until his death.