An 1817 map of Botetourt (not Bedford) shows the Beale residence. Also shows an iron
mine 1/4 mi. away owned by "H." If Beale rented the unused mine to store his pots
then H found out, it would be goodbye Beale and, as his bio states great wealth for
Mr. H - - who had a failed short-term iron mine. The mine sits 3 and 7/8 miles from
Bufiords. Little doubt that the money went to H. Lewxian of "Ron's Pages"