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Beman (Beaman), Alvah


22 May 1775–15 Nov. 1837. Farmer. Born at New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Reuben Beman and Mariam. Married Sarah (Sally) Burt, 18 Aug. 1796. Moved to what became Livonia, Ontario Co., New York, 1799. Moved to Avon, Livingston Co., New York, 1831. Among first to be acquainted with JS and his work at Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York. Assisted JS in concealing Book of Mormon plates from Palmyra mob and in fashioning box to contain plates. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, after Oct. 1835. Appointed to preside over elders quorum in Kirtland, 15 Jan. 1836. Died at Kirtland.