Abram Bitcher
(1782-1844)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Coffinberry

Abram Bitcher 1 2

  • Born: 1782, Basle, , , CHE 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Coffinberry in 1803
  • Died: 1844 at age 62 1 3

   Other names for Abram were Abraham Beecher, Abram Beecher, Adam Beecher,3 Abraham Bicher,4 Abram Bicher and Abraham Bitcher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: History of Virgo County, Indiana, 1891. 5
Adrian A. Bitcher, Pierson township, P. O. Soonover, is secretary of the F. M. B. A. of Virgo county, and is a popular young man. He is a native of Pierson township, Virgo county, Ind., and was born March 26, 1857, a son of George and Keziah (Grover) Bitcher, former of whom was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, July 14, 1818, and died in Pierson township, this county, June 7, 1887. Keziah Grover, was born near Lancaster, Ohio, September 13, 1824, and now resides on the home farm. They were married in Ohio, and moved from there, in 1855, to Vigo county, Ind., their entire means consisting of $30 in cash, a team and a wagon. At that time George Bitcher commenced to improve the farm where his window now lives, consisting of 185 acres of Vigo county's best land, well stocked and improved. Mr. Bitcher was well known and respected by all. At an early date he was one of the trustees of Pierson township, but never afterward, although urged to be by his many friends, would he accept offers of official trust. He was a member for many years, as is his widow, of Fletcher Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he was a Republican. His parents were Abram and Elizabeth (Coffinberry) Bitcher, former of whom was born in Basle, Switzerland, and came to the United States before his marriage, locating in Ohio, after residing in Pennsylvania for a term of years. His wife was a native of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Keziah (Grover) Bitcher is a daughter of Levi and Cassie Grover, who were from Vermont. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. George Bitcher was blessed by the birth of six children - four daughters and two sons - all of whom are living, Adrian A. being the fifth in order of birth.

2. Book: Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family, 1952. 1
Mary (Polly) Coffinberry was born September 2, 1787. (Died 1861.) She married a Swiss by the name of Abram Bitcher. At this time the name Bitcher was pronounced Pitcher; but a generation or so later it was changed to Beecher, which descendants now bear. Mary Coffinberry married Abram Bitcher in the year 1803. He was born in 1782 and died in 1844. ___ children were born of this union. I am not positive, but think that the names which follow are those of the children of Mary Coffinberry: Abram, George, Burke, Gilruth, Jane, Eliza, Sara Lucinda.
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Abram married Mary Coffinberry, daughter of George Lewis Coffinberry and Elizabeth Kline, in 1803. (Mary Coffinberry was born on 2 Sep 1787 in Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV 1 3 and died in 1861 in Lancaster, Fairfield, OH 1 3.)


Sources


1 Scott, Beatrice Berman, Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family (Cleveland, Ohio: F.A. Myers, 1952, 64 pgs. Online at Heritage Quest Book Search.), Page 18.

2 History of Virgo County, Indiana (History of Vigo County, Indiana : with biographical selections
Chicago: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1891, 1016 pgs.), Page 680-681.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 98493 October 15, 1969 of Herbert LeRoy Smith Jr. Descendant of George Lewis Coffinberry.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 45214 October 25, 1927 of William George Kerr Descendant of George Lewis Coffinberry.

5 History of Virgo County, Indiana (History of Vigo County, Indiana : with biographical selections
Chicago: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1891, 1016 pgs.), Page 680.



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