William VanDeventer
(Abt 1791-1841)
Mary Ann VanDeventer
(Abt 1829-)


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1. Jacob Beecher

Mary Ann VanDeventer 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1829, , , NY 2
  • Marriage (1): Jacob Beecher on 19 Dec 1846 in , Kane, IL 1

   Another name for Mary was Polly Vandevender.4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Name: VanDeventer is the correct surname spelling, as documented in The History of Kane County and the tombstones in Kane county. VanDevender appears in civic records but is not correct.,,.

2. Residence: on 19 Dec 1846 in , Kane, IL. 1

3. Census in 1850 in Center, McHenry, IL. 4 The 1850 census recorded Jacob Beecher, farmer, 32, living with wife Polly, 21; Mary, 2; and Wm. H., 11 months when the census was recorded on 8 Oct 1850. Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, the others in Illinois.

4. Census in 1860 in Aurora, Kane, IL. 5 The 1860 census recorded Jacob Bencher [should be indexed as Beecher], farmer, 39, living with Mary Ann, 36; Mary Ann, 13; Wm. H., 11; and Saml. C., 7 months when the census was recorded 16 Jun 1860. Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, his wife in New York, and the children in Illinois.

Mary married Jacob Beecher on 19 Dec 1846 in , Kane, IL.1 (Jacob Beecher was born about 1818 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA,2 5 died on 11 Nov 1877 in Chicago, Cook, IL 6 and was buried in Chicago: Oak Woods Cemetery, Cook, IL, USA 6.)


1 Ancestry.com and Dodd, Jordan, <i>Illinois Marriages to 1850</i> (Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Illinois.), 19 Dec 1846, Jacob Beecher and Mary Vandevender.

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Illinois, McHenry County, Center, Series: M432 Roll: 117 Page: 368.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF23-91R Jacob Beecher and Mary Vandeventer, 1846.

4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8RS-1ZG Jacob Beecher, 1850.

5 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: M653_191; Page: 357; Image: 125; Family History Library Film: 803191.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154877363.

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