Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
John Emery
(Abt 1796-1868)
Mary Woodward
(Abt 1803-Aft 1881)
John Valentine Beecher
(1821-1886)
Elizabeth S. Emery
(1824-1869)
Martha Jane Beecher
(1856-1937)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edward Kendall Harrison Sr.

Martha Jane Beecher 2 3 4

  • Born: 16 Aug 1856, , Chester, PA 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Edward Kendall Harrison Sr. about 1878 1
  • Died: 18 Nov 1937, Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA at age 81 3
  • Buried: 22 Nov 1937, Philadelphia: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 3

   Another name for Martha was Mattie Beecher.5 6

   FamilySearch ID: LD38-6RR.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA. 2 John Beecher, machinist, 39, was living with wife Elizabeth, 35; son Franklin, 15; Anna, 9; Catharine, 6; Martha, 3; John 3; and Margaret, 3 months. All were born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $900. The post office was Mifflintown.

2. Moved: 1866, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

3. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 The 1870 census recorded John Beecher, laborer, 49, living with wife Ann, 38; Kate, 16; Mattie, 14; John, 10; Maggie, 10; Harry, 6; and Rebecca, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except mother Ann in new York.

4. Census in 1880 in Deptford Township, Gloucester, NJ. 7 The 1880 census recorded Edward Harrison, farmer, 30, living with wife Martha, 22, and daughter Ada May, 1. Also in their home was Martha's brother, John Beecher, laborer, 20. Edward and his parents were born in England. Martha and John and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Ada was born in New Jersey.

5. Residence: 2604 Brown St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 1 May 1885 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

6. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 3324 Westmoreland St.: Edward Harrison, manager of woolen mill, 53, born Dec 1847, living with wife Martha J., 33, Aug 1867; Ada M., cashier, 20, Apr 1880; Clifford C., 13, Feb 1887; Marie G., 8, Jun 1892; Leroy W., 5, Mar 1895. Edward and his parents were born in England. He immigrated in 1868 and became a U.S. Citizen. Martha and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. The children were born in Pennsylvania, except Ada in New Jersey. Edward and Martha were married for 22 years, and she had birthed 7 children, 4 alive in 1900.

7. Census in 1910 in East Rockhill Township, Bucks, PA. 9 The 1910 census recorded living on Hagersville Road: Edward K. Harrison, hotel proprietor, 54, born in England, living others born in Pennsylvania: wife Martha J., 48; daughter Marie, high school student, 17; son Leroy, 15; and a hired man, John Shive, hostler in hotel, 32. Edward immigrated in 1863. He was married for 25 years to Martha and they had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1910.

8. Census in 1930 in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. 10 The 1930 census recorded owning a $6000 home at 287 E. Mt. Vernon: Martha J. Harrison, widowed, 73, living with her daughter, Marie H. Noble, widowed, 37. Martha was married at age 18; Marie was married at age 25. Martha and her parents and Marie were born in Pennsylvania. Marie's father was born in England. Neither was employed.

9. Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia, chronic nephritis, chronic myocardial disease, 18 Nov 1937, Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. 3

10. Fact: Her marital status on her death certificate is: single (not widowed or divorced), 18 Nov 1937, Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. 3

11. Residence: corner Line and Mt. Verson in Lansdale, Pa. On 18 Nov 1937 in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. 3


Martha married Edward Kendall Harrison Sr. about 1878.1 (Edward Kendall Harrison Sr. was born on 23 Dec 1846 in Burton-on-Trent, , STS, ENG,11 died on 4 Jan 1916 in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA 11 and was buried on 8 Jan 1916 in Philadelphia: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 11.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3WT-41V Edward Harrison, Philadelphia city Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6A, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241479.

2 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Fermanagh Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1119 Page: 595.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 107963. Martha Jane Harrison. Father John V Beecher. Mother Elizabeth Emery. Spouse Edward K Harrison.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 16115. Marie G. Noble. Father Edward K. Harrison. Mother Martha J. Beecher. Informant: LeRey Harrison.

5 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 88, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1414; Page: 570B; Image: 462; Family History Library Film: 552913.

6 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBTJ-ZSM Gertie M. Harrison, 10 Jun 1892; citing bk 1892 p 359, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1289331.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Deptford, Gloucester, New Jersey; Roll: 781; Family History Film: 1254781; Page: 298A; Enumeration District: 091; Image: 0238.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Death of Almer Ann Harrison. Father Edward K. Harrison. Mother Mattie J. Harrison.

9 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: East Rockhill, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1320; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 1375333.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZM-BPB Martha J Harrison, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0054, sheet 13A, family 295, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2082.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 4575. Edward Kendall Harrison. Parents not known. Spouse: Martha Jane Harrison.



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