|Samuel Wootton Beall|
|2nd Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor|
January 7, 1850 – January 5, 1852
|Preceded by||John E. Holmes|
|Succeeded by||Timothy Burns|
June 16, 1807|
|Died||September 26, 1868
Lewis and Clark County, Montana U.S.
|Resting place||Forestvale Cemetery
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper Beall|
|Children||Singleton Wooten Beall
Mary Morris Beall
Eliza Wootton Beall
Ellen Agnes Beall
Louis Upton Beall
Frances Emma Cooper Beall
|Alma mater||Union College|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||18th Wisconsin Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Battle of Shiloh
Samuel Wootton Beall (June 16, 1807 – September 26, 1868) was an American land speculator and lawyer, who served as the second Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, and as an officer in the American Civil War.
Between 1832 and 1856, Beall loaned the Stockbridge and Munsee Indians' delegations to Washington, D.C. some $3,000 for their expenses while they pursued claims against the federal government. He was promised one third of whatever they recovered, but when they won their case, he claimed and recovered only his actual expenditures.
Beall served as a delegate to both the first and second Wisconsin Constitutional Conventions from Marquette County, one of only six men to do so (most members of the first convention declined to serve in the second).
During the American Civil War, he was a lieutenant-colonel in the 18th Wisconsin Infantry and was wounded in the Battle of Shiloh. After recovering, he served as second-in-command of a prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, where the prisoners nicknamed him "old peg-leg" and accused him of a pattern of repeated cruelty and abuse.
After briefly returning to Wisconsin after the war, Beall moved to Helena, Montana, where, on September 26, 1868, he was shot following an argument. He is interred at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA.
Son of Lewis and Eliza Beall, in 1829, he married Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper, a niece of James Fenimore Cooper, and they had seven children, Singleton Wooton, Mary Morris, Roger, Frances Emma Cooper, Eliza Wootton, Ellen Agnes, and Louis Upton.
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- Gray, Michael P. The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prison Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2001; pp. 125-126
- Samuel W. Beall, Wisconsin Historical Society
- "Samuel Wooton Beall". 1997-2014 Ancestry.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
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