Jacob J. Bealls, gunsmith

1832: According to the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", Jacob J. Bealls was born in 1832.

1877: The following image from the "New Bridgeport" (Hyndman) portion of the 1877 "Atlas of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" shows one empty lot and two lots with buildings that have the name "J.J. Beals":

1877: The following composite image from the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania" explains when New Bridgeport became Hyndman:

1880: According to the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", Jacob J. Bealls appears as a Pennsylvania-born gunsmith in the 1880 federal census of Hyndman.

I'm not sure if it is relevant, but a Jacob J. Beals who was born on September 21, 1831 and died March 7, 1893 is buried at the Hyndman Cemetery (39.8218002, -78.7232971) in Hyndman, Londonderry Township, Bedford County. His wife Catherine is also buried there, and they share a tombstone. She died April 5, 1885. A daughter Susan Amelia who died April 13, 1872 is also buried in the Hyndman Cemetery.

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