Samuel Wootton Beall Edit Profile
Graduate Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1827.
Appointed receiver of public land sales in N.W., Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1827-1834, Cooperstown, New York, 1834-1840. Moved to Wisconsin, settled in Fond du Lac County, 1840, became farmer. Advocated statehood for Wisconsin Territory.
Delegate Wisconsin Constitutional Convention, 1846, 47. Drafted constitution for new state, Madison, Wisconsin. Lieutenant governor Wisconsin, 1851-1853.
Indian agent for Wisconsin tribes, 1853-1859. Led expedition to Pike’s Peak, Colorado, 1859. A founder Denver (Colorado), helped obtain charter for Denver in Washington, District of Columbia, 1860.
Returned to Wisconsin, 1861. Served as lieutenant colonel 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during Civil War, 1862-1865. Participated in campaigns of Shiloh and Vicksburg.
Moved to Helena, Montana, 1866.
Married Elizabeth Cooper, 1827.