Henry Beecher
(1812-Abt 1908)
Lucinda Margaret Hagan
(Abt 1824-1880)
Margarett M. Beecher
Light Hagan Beecher


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1. Sabra Estella Carter

Light Hagan Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 11 Jun 1871, , Appling, GA, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Sabra Estella Carter
  • Died: 16 Aug 1956, Baxley, Appling, GA, USA at age 85 1 2
  • Buried: Spring Branch: Carter Cemetery, Appling, GA, USA 2

   Another name for Light was Lite Hagan Moody.

   FamilySearch ID: LC3N-ZK3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in District 457, Appling, GA, USA. 3 The 1880 census recorded the Beecher family in the 457th District (Baxley) indexed as surname Beechn because the poor handwriting appears as such, although it is written as Beecher. Henry Beecher, farmer, 64, was living with wife Lucindy, 55; son John, timber cutting, 18; son Lee, 18, timber cutting; a boarder, William Loyd, timber cutting, 24; and grand-daughter Harriett Beecher, 15; and grandson Light Beecher, 8. Lucindy, her parents and her children were born in Georgia. The grandchildren's parents were born in Georgia. Henry and his parents were born in England.

Next door is Henry H. Beecher, farmer, 37, with wife Ivelen, 25; daughter Crissey, 9; son Elisha, 7; daughter Eady, 6; son Garrey, 4; daughter Elmyra, 3; and daughter Maria, 1. Everyone was born in Georgia. Henry H.'s father was born in England and mother in Georgia. Ivelen's parents were born in South Carolina.

2. Obituary: Baxley News-Banner: Funeral for Light H. Beecher on 23 Aug 1956 in Baxley, Appling, GA, USA. 1 Funeral services for Light H. Beecher were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Spring Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Braswell €arter and the Rev. Willie Bell of Hazlehurst officiating.

Mr. Beecher died at the home of his son, Ollie Beecher, near Baxley Thursday after a short illness. He was 87 years old.

Survivors include seven sons, Charles Beecher, Valdosta, €arlle Beecher, Alma, Arley Beecher, Baxley, Collis Beecher, Baxley, Brice Beecher, Baxley and Mann Beecher; one daughter, Mrs. Nanez Hester, Baxley, 38 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers. Brice Beecher Jr., Wilton Beecher, Wendell Beecher, Russell Beecher, Doyle Beecher, Earl Beecher.

Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Light married Sabra Estella Carter, daughter of William R. Carter and Mary Martha Sellers. (Sabra Estella Carter was born on 16 Jul 1877 in , Appling, GA, USA,4 died on 24 Jan 1944 4 and was buried in Spring Branch: Carter Cemetery, Appling, GA, USA 4.)


1 The News Banner (Baxley, Georgia) (Baxley, Appling, Georgia), 23 Aug 1956, page 1. Final Rites of Light H. Beecher.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37389667.

3 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8LW-FW3 Henry Beechn, District 443 and 457, Appling, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 37D.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37389663.

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