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Eliza Ann Davis


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1. David Ellis

2. Samuel D. Beher

Eliza Ann Davis 2 3 4

  • Born: 1806, Edgartown, Dukes, MA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): David Ellis before Oct 1835
  • Marriage (2): Samuel D. Beher on 25 Oct 1835 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH 1
  • Died: 13 Nov 1888, Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA at age 82 4
  • Buried: Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 4

   Another name for Eliza was Eliza Ellis.1

   FamilySearch ID: 9VSH-DPY.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: in 1830 in Delhi, Hamilton, OH, USA. 5 The 1830 census recorded David Ellis with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1.

2. Census in 1840 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 6 The 1840 U.S. Census in Rushville, Rush County, Indiana listed Samuel Beker with this household:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 2 (sons Edward & Oren)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 (stepson David Ellis Jr.)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 stepson Ellis)
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 (father Samuel)
Females (born)
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 (mother Eliza Ann)
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2.

3. 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.

4. Census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 7 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.

5. Census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 8 The 1870 census recorded three related Beher households as neighbors.

Eliza Beher, 64, born in Massachusetts, was living with son John, farm laborer, 21, born in Indiana. Eliza's real estate was worth $5,400 and personal estate $1,250. John's real estate was worth $3,500. The post office was Rushville.

Next door is Oren Beher, farmer, 31, living with wife Laura J. 20, and daughter Viola, 9 months, born the previous November. All were born in Indiana. Oren's real estate was worth $3,100 and personal estate $2,510.

Next door is Oren's father in law, Lilburn Smith, farmer, 47, born in Virginia, and his wife Elizabeth, 47, born in Kentucky; their children born in Indiana: son Marshal, farming, 16; and daughter Florence, 11; son Frank, 9; daughter Nancy, 7; and domestic servant Louisa, 38, born in Virginia. Lilburn's real estate was worth $7,000 and personal estate $2,220.

6. Census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 9 The 1880 census recorded John F. Beher, farmer, 30, living with wife Amelia, 22; daughter Minnie, 3; son Carl, 1; John's mother Eliza, 74; niece Anne, helps keep house, 16, and nephew Marcus W., farm laborer, 15. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except John's father in Virginia and his mother and her parents in Massachusetts.

7. Pension War of 1812 Claim of Widow for Pension on 31 Mar 1880 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 10 WAR OF 1812
Claim of Widow for Pension, under the Provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740 inclusive Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878.

State of Indiana
County of Rush

On this 31st day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Rush Circuit Court, the same being a Court of Records within and for the County and State aforesaid, (1) Eliza Beher aged 74 years, a resident of Rush, in the State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) Samuel Beher deceased, who was the identical (3) Samuel Beher, who served under the same of (4) Samuel Beher as a (5) Private in the company commanded by Captain don't know, in the regiment of don't know, commanded by don't know in the War of 1812; that her said husband (6) Volunteered at State of Va on or about the ___ day of ___, A. D., ___ for the term of ____, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (7) about a year, and whose services terminated, by reason of (8) honorable discharge, on the ___ day of ___ A. D. ____. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (9) his age 19 years - hatter in early life later farmer born in Rockbridge Co., Va - height 6 feet 1 inch dark hair gray eyes fair complexion. She further states that she was married to the said Samuel Beher at the city (or town) of Cincinnati, in the County of Hamilton, and in the State of Ohio, on the 25th day of Oct A. D. 1835 by one (10) George Brown, who was a (11) minister of the Gospel and that her name before her said marriage was Eliza Ellis, and the she has not remarried since the death of the said soldier; and she further states that (12) she claimant had been previously married to David Ellis of Hamilton County, Ohio and that her said husband (13) Samuel Beher, died at Rush County, in the State of Indiana, on the 2nd day of Oct., A. D. 1863; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: they lived in Cin. Ohio on West 3d street for three years, + moved from there to Rush County Ind. - where he died. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she may be entitled under the provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740 inclusive Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby constitutes and appoints with full power of substation and revocation William Berrer of Washington D C her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim and she further declares that she has heretofore made no application (15) for pension, that her husband made application for land warrants and obtained two, some time from 1852 to 1854, and that her residence is Rush County.

Eliza Beher (signature)

8. Pension Letter from Pension office issuing War of 1812 pension to Eliza Beher on 23 Apr 1887 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 10 Department of the Interior
Pension Office
Rushville, Rush Co., Ind.
April 23, 1887
Hon. J. C. Black
Commissioner of Pensions
I have the honor to report the following surviving widow, a pension of the War of 1812.
30.541 Eliza Beher
Present P.O. Rushville, Rush Co., Ind.
Last paid at Indianapolis, Ind., Agency -
Vouched for by Jas M. Hildreth, Clerk Court, Rushville, Rush Co., Ind.
Very resp yours
H. H. Robertson
Special Examiner.

Eliza married David Ellis before Oct 1835. (David Ellis was born between 1801 and 1810 and died before 1835 in , , OH.)

Eliza next married Samuel D. Beher, son of Frederick Beher and Catherine Wintrode, on 25 Oct 1835 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH.1 (Samuel D. Beher was born on 29 Jan 1796 in , Rockbridge, VA,11 died on 2 Oct 1863 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA 11 and was buried in Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 11.)


1, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, 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, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 13126. Oren Beher. Father Samuel Beher. Mother Eliza Davis. Spouse Laura Jane Beher. Informant Mrs. Herbert Beher.

3, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 71 16 Edward Davis Beher, father Samuel Beher, mother Eliza Davis.

4 Find A Grave,

5 1830 United States Census, David Ellis, Delhi, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing 344.

6 1840 United States Census, Samuel Beher, Rushville Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing p. 179.

7 1860 United States Census, Samuel Beker, 1860, Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, page 121, household ID 870.

8 1870 United States Census, Eliza Beher, Indiana, United States; citing p. 6, family 42.

9 1880 United States Census, Eliza Beher in household of John F Beher, Jackson, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 83, sheet 88B.

10, War of 1812 Pension Application Files, - Samuel Beher, 30 pages.

11 Find A Grave,

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