Henry Beecher Sr.
(Cir 1728-After 1795)
Catharine
(Bef 1752-After 1820)
Johann Jacob Winteroth Sr.
(1735-1797)
Anna Maria Barbara Mayer
(1740-1818)
Frederick Beeher
(1764-1811)
Catherine Wintrode
(Cir 1768-After 1830)
Samuel D. Beher
(1796-1863)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eliza Ann Davis

Samuel D. Beher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 29 Jan 1796, , Rockbridge, VA 2
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Ann Davis on 25 Oct 1835 in , Hamilton, OH 1
  • Died: 2 Oct 1863, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States at age 67 2
  • Buried: Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, Indiana, United States 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact: It is proven with Y-DNA tests that Frederick Beher / Beecher of Rennick's Run creek, Botetourt, Virginia is the son of Henry Beher / Beecher / Buecher who died in Littlestown, PA in 1795, and also that Frederick is the father of Samuel D. Beher (1796-1863) who died in Rushville, Indiana. Contact jonathan@searchtrees.com to learn more or see https://searchtrees.com/beher-family-history

2. Military in 1812 in , Botetourt, VA: War of 1812: 4 Regiment Virginia Militia, Lieut. Col. Huston, Lieut. Col. Wooding. 6 7

3. Census in 1840 in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 8 The 1840 census recorded Samuel Beker with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2

4. Census in 1850 in , Rush, IN. The 1850 census on Sep. 15th recorded Samuel Beher, farmer, 54, living with wife Eliza, 44; Edward D. 13; Orin, 11; Marcus, 9; Ann. E., 3, and John, 6 months old. Samuel was born in Virginia, Eliza in Massachusetts, Edward in Ohio, and the others in Indiana. Samuel's estate was valued at $10,000.

5. Samuel Beher applied to receive Bounty Land for his service in the War of 1812 on 8 Nov 1850 in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 7 Declaration To Obtain Bounty Land
State of Indiana Rush County

On this 8th day of November A. D. 1850, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid, Samuel Beher aged fifty four years, a resident of Rush County in the State of Indiana who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Samuel Beher who as a Sergeant in the company commanded by Captain John Petzer in the 7th Regiment of Rifles, Virginia Militia, commanded by Colonel Thomas H. Wooding (he thinks) in the war with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June, 1812; hired as a substitute by John Nicely; that he was at Bottecourt Co. Virginia on or about the 29th of August A. D. 1814, for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of five months and about twenty five days and was honorably discharged at Norfolk on or about the 22nd day of February A. D. 1815, and received a certificate of honorable discharge and sent the same to his company for evidence refers the Muster Rolls of said company.

(He may be mistaken as to the names of his regiment, but it was either the 6th or 7th)

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States." Passed Sept. 28th, 1850.

Saml Beher (signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Samuel Beher to be the identical man who served aforesaid, and the he is of the age above stated.

B B Morrow (signature and seal)
Justice of the Peace

---- following written on back of application form ----
State of Indiana
Rush County

I, Pleasant A. Hackleman Clerk of the Rush Circuit Court, hereby certify that Benjamin B. Morrow, before whom the foregoing declaration was sworn to was, at that time and still is a Justice of the Peace within and for said County duly commissioned and qualified, and fully authorized to administer the oaths, and that the signature purporting to be his is genuine.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of Said Court at Rushville this 18th day of November AD. 1850

P. A. Hackleman, clerk (signature)

6. Samuel Beher applied for a second bounty land warrant, stating he had obtained one before [No. 10.612 For 80 acres] and disposed of it on 4 Apr 1855 in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 7 Declaration Of Soldier Who Had Had A Land-Warrant.
State of Indiana, County of Rush
On this 4th day of April A. D. 1855 personally appeared before me, T. Curtis Gelpin, a Notary Public, within and for the County aforesaid, Samuel Beher aged 59 years, a resident of Rush County in the State of Indiana who being duly sworn according to law, declares, that he is the identical Samuel Beher who was a Seargeant [sic] in the company commanded by Captain John Pitcer in the Regiment of Virginia riflemen commanded by not remembered in the War of 1812 and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days, that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of Sept 28th 1850, and received a land warrant. No. 10,612 for 80 acres, which he has since legally disposed of, and cannot now return.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the Act approved the 3d day of March, 1855. He also declares, that he has never applied for nor received under this or any other act of Congress, any bounty-land warrant except the one above mentioned.
Saml Beher (signature)
We, Pleasant A. Hackleman and Ira S. Perkins, residents of Rush County in the State of Indiana upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Samuel Beher in our presence, and that we believe, from the appearance and statements, of the applicant, that he is the identical person he presents himself to be.
P. A. Hackleman (signatures)
Ira S. Perkins

7. Census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States. 9 The 1860 census recorded Samuel Beker, farmer, 64, living with wife Eliza, 54; Oren, farmer, 21; Marcus, farmer, 17; Ann E., 13; and John F., 11. Samuel was born in Virginia, Eliza in Massachusetts, and the children in Indiana. Samuel's land was valued at $8000 and personal estate $15,000. The post office was Rushville.

8. Tax List: 2 Aug 1863, , Rush, IN. 3 List of persons in Division 12 of Collection District 4 of County of Rush libable to a tax under laws of the United States:
Beher, Saml. D.
Residence: jackson
Class A Ad Valorem Duty: income + 70.68 Tax: 2.12
Class C: Enumerated Articles: Description: 1 horse & buggy, valuation 75.00, Tax: 1.00
Total due: 3.12



Samuel married Eliza Ann Davis, daughter of Zadock Davis and Elizabeth Bassett, on 25 Oct 1835 in , Hamilton, OH.1 (Eliza Ann Davis was born in 1806 in Edgartown, Dukes, MA,5 10 died on 13 Nov 1888 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States 10 and was buried in Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, Indiana, United States 10.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDLP-P2K Samuel Beker and Eliza Ellis, 25 Oct 1835; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference v A5 p 271; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 344,453.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50533291.

3 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918</i> (National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.), 1863 Saml D. Beher, Rush, Indiana.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 13126. Oren Beher. Father Samuel Beher. Mother Eliza Davis. Spouse Laura Jane Beher. Informant Mrs. Herbert Beher.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 71 16 Edward Davis Beher, father Samuel Beher, mother Eliza Davis.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29V-5C7Z Samuel Beher, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 14; FHL microfilm 882,532.

7 Fold3.com, <i>War of 1812 Pension Application Files</i>, https://www.fold3.com/s.php#s_given_name=samuel&s_surname=beher - Samuel Beher, 30 pages.

8 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHYP-9HK Samuel Beher, Rushville Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing p. 179.

9 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NR-SRJ Samuel Beker, 1860, Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, page 121, household ID 870.

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50533287.



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