Jacob Beam

Jacob Beam, a Loyalist from New Jersey, was granted 200 acres on Lots 15 in the 3rd and 4th Concessions, as was his son Jacob Jr. on adjoining Lots 16 in the same concessions. Jacob Sr. was also granted 350 acres in North Grimsby on Lots L, M, and N. After building grist and saw mills by partnering with William Kitchen and prospering in the Upper Thirty, Jacob Beam moved to Beamsville.