(V) Thomas Beach, son of Major Williams Brace, was born in Victor, January 17, 1812. He followed farming and had charge of three farms left to him and his brother Williams, jointly, and lived on the homestead until 1895, when he came to the village of Victor to engage in business with his son, Romeyn W. Brace, in a hardware store. From 1897 to 1887, when he retired from active life, he was in the hardware and machinery business. He was a Whig in politics, but afterward joined the American party and voted for Bell in 1860. For a period of twentyfive years he was clerk of the board of education of his district. Through his efforts largely the Universalist church erected its building at Victor and he was always an active and willing worker in that church. He married, November 16, 1834, Margaret Octavia Jackson, of Victor, born in Litchfield, Oneida county, February 2, 1814, died June 29, 1889, at Victor, daughter of Powell Jackson. She was left an orphan in early childhood and came with Captain Ebenezer Bement and wife to Victor. She was an active and useful member of the Universalist church. Mr. Brace died June 26, 1889. Children : 1. Minerva L., born June 19, 1839, married Milo Webster, of Victor, and had Charles M., Arthur and Mina Webster; Milo Webster died in 1898. 2. Romeyn W., mentioned elsewhere.
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