Christopher Bull
Elytha Tracey
Margaret Bull
(Abt 1845-Bef 1880)


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1. Noah M. Beecher

Margaret Bull 1

  • Born: Abt 1845, Middletown, Baltimore County, MD, USA
  • Marriage (1): Noah M. Beecher
  • Died: Bef 1880

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  Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact: Middletown, Baltimore County, MD, USA. Margaret Bull Beecher/Beeker's identity is confirmed by inspecting the neighbors in the 1850 to 1880 censuses in the location of today's intersection of Middletown and Freeland roads in Freeland, Maryland, formerly known as Middletown, also known as Union Meeting House Post Office. This is the location of the Middletown Cemetery where many of Margaret's family are buried. Today the Freeland post office serves the area, but the older census simply labels it as being within election District 6 of Baltimore County. The Maryland-Pennsylvania border is only 4 miles NW on Middletown Road.
This is where the Bull, Tracey, and McCullough families were neighbors who intermarried. In the 1880 census, Margaret Beecher's first child, John Henry Beeker (1868-1956) age 12 is living as a farm worker in the household of William McCollough (1808-1890), and his daughter Mary McCollough lived next door with her husband, Thomas N. Bull (1841-1896), the son of Christopher Bull (1806-1873) living in same location in 1850-60 with his daughter Margaret Bull, of the correct age to be Margaret Beecher/Beeker. Since Margaret is not found in the 1880 or later census, it appears she died between 1873 and 1880 because in the 1880 census, her Beeker children (John Henry age 12, Susan Frances age 10, and James Christopher age 7) lived in 3 different homes without their parents. Margaret's grave may be in Middletown Cemetery?.

2. Census in 1860 in Election District 6, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 2 The 1860 census recorded Christopher Bull, 54, living with wife Tabitha, 44; son Thomas, 19; George, 16; daughter Margaret, 14; Sarah, 12; son James, 8; and daughter Joanna, 6. Everyone was born in Maryland.

3. Census in 1870 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 3 The 1870 census recorded Noah Becker [sic], painter, 24, living with wife Margaret, 25, and son John, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Noah had no real estate value and his personal estate was worth $170. The post office was Xenia, a place name which no longer exists but in the 1870's was a village and the only post office in Manheim Township shown in the 1876 atlas map of York County.

Margaret married Noah M. Beecher, son of Levi Beecher and Eve Flickinger. (Noah M. Beecher was born on 16 Jun 1846 in Hokes, York, PA,4 5 6 7 8 died on 9 Oct 1938 in Bangs, Knox, OH 6 7 8 and was buried on 11 Oct 1938 in Fredericktown: Owl Creek (North Fork) Cemetery, Knox, OH 6 7 8.)


1 The Salem News (Salem, Ohio), 17 Mar 1962, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Susan Francis Beeker Schaeffer.

2 1860 United States Census, Margaret Bull in entry for Christopher Bull, 1860.

3 1870 United States Census, Noah Becker, 1870.

4 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M432 Roll: 839 Page: 328.

5 1900 United States Census, Ohio, Morrow County, Franklin Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1309 Page: 77.

6, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, ( death record for Noah M Beacher, 09 Oct 1938; citing Liberty, Knox, Ohio, reference fn 58730; FHL microfilm 2023667.

7 Find A Grave,

8, Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, Ohio Death Certificate District 675 File 4960. Noah M. Beecher, father Levi Beecher, mother unknown. Spouse Sarah Elizabeth Beecher.

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