Reasin Beall (December 3, 1769-February 20, 1843) served during the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and briefly as a U.S. Congressman from Ohio.
Beall was born in Montgomery County, Maryland and his family moved to Washington County, Pennsylvania during his youth. In 1790 he joined the military and participated in the Indian Wars in the Ohio Valley. He was on General Anthony Wayne's staff and became acquainted with Captain William Henry Harrison.
In approximately 1801 he and his family moved to Ohio, settling initially in Steubenville, then moving to New Lisbon. There he became Clerk of the Columbiana County Court and Colonel of the Militia.
He served as Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia with its headquarters at Wooster (Camp Christmas) during the War of 1812. He led several brigades from Eastern Ohio into the area of present Richland County, Ohio. After the war he returned to New Lisbon and served in the Thirteenth United States Congress from April 20, 1813 to June 7, 1814, filling the vacancy of Rep. John S. Edwards, who had been elected but died before taking his seat.
After his term in Congress, he took over the local land office at Wooster where he spent the rest of his life.
His house is still standing and is part of the College of Wooster, which once used it as a dormitory.
Preceded by: John S. Edwards (never served) U.S. Representative from Ohio's District 6 1813 - 1814 Succeeded by: David Clendenin