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Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1017505354000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1044724865000
Magruders who have associations with Ninian Beall will be interested in the "Fashback" series in the color comic pages of The Washington (DC) Post. While taking a few "liberties" with history, the 17 Mar 2002 strip was on "Showdown at Dunbar," on 24 Mar "Scottish Slaves" and 31 Mar "The Beall Land Grant" which details Ninian Beall's rise from "imprisonment" to owning more than 20,000 acres "which covered much of present-day Washington, D. C. including Capitol Hill, the White House and Georgetown." Creator Patrick M. Reynolds shows the latest srtrip on his web page <www.redrosestudio.com>; alaong with some books on Scottish heritage and wars (and references to some of his other strips on NY, PA and TX). It's not every day you can cite the "funny pages" in your family research!

Re: Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1018110262000
Classification: Query
Magruders are linked with Bealls in the 7 Apr 2002 "A Brain Tonic" on The Washington Post Sunday color "funny pages." Ninian Beall "owner of most of what is now Washington, DC, married Ruth Moore in 1667. He was 42; she 16 . . . One of their daughters, Sarah, married Sam [sic.: Samuel] Magruder. Sam's father [Alexander, the immigrant] fought in the Scottish army alongside Ninian and was also captured." A century later some of the two faniles moved to Georgia where Martha Bernetta Beall married into the Chandler family and a son of that marriage bought a "brain tonic" from an Atlamta chemist, changed the formula but kept the name: Coca-Cola!

Re: Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1026932373000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027804603000
can't believe I found your stuff...have been trying to find the connection between my grandmother Laura Virginia Magruder and A Ninian Beall.....not sure it's true but I think so.....

Re: Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1026932609000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027804603000
However, I'have never been able to figure out how many Ninnian Bealls and Magruders there were or if they are the same...there are so many......I am the daughter of JR Dyer who was the son of Laura Virginia Magruder..Montgomery County MD

Re: Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1026933037000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027804603000
If you look at the History of Glen Echo Heights, Montgomery County, MD, my Grandmother had to give up most of her land for taxes during WWII, this was considered part of DC at that time.

This is the first time I have heard of the Beall Land Grant and believe that possibly my Grandmother's Glen Echo grant may have been part of this..maybe... will wait for your response.

Re: Ninian Beall Makes Comic Pages

Posted: 1342815499000
Classification: Query
Does anyone have a digital copy of this comic strip?
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