Johann Engel Bücher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth
George Albrecht Sr.
(Cir 1735-)
Mary
John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Catharine Beecher
(1784-1855)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Jonathan Paxson

Catharine Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 11 May 1784, , Lancaster, PA 1 4
  • Marriage (1): Jonathan Paxson on 4 May 1804 1
  • Died: 5 Dec 1855, Atglen, Chester, PA at age 71 1 4 5 6 7
  • Buried: Sadsbury Township: East Sadsbury Friends Graveyard, Chester, PA, USA 4 6 7

   Other names for Catharine were Catherine Beecher 8 and Catherine Bücher.9

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1810 in Sadsbury Twp., Chester, PA. 10 The 1810 census recorde Jonathan Paxson with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7

2. Census in 1820 in Sadsbury Twp., Chester, PA. 11 The 1820 census recorde Jonathan Paxson with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 2
Free White Persons - Under 16: 8
Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 11

3. Residence: a farm they called "Brook Haven" about 1820 in Atglen, Chester, PA.

4. Census in 1830 in Sadsburyville, Chester, PA. 12 The 1830 census recorded Jonathan Paxson with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

5. Census in 1850 in Sadsbury Twp., Chester, PA. 13 The 1850 census recorded Catharine Paxson, 66, living with daughter Matilda, 20. They were born in Pennsylvania.Catharine's real estate was valued at $3000.
Next door is Catharine's daughter, Rachel, 29, living with her husband James L. McClellan, farmer, 38; John P. McClellan, 40, farmer, Thomas P. McClellan, 7; Catharine McClellan, 5, and Robert McClellan, carpenter, 30.

6. Pension in 1854. 8 Following in a copy of a letter from U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, received by Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams, 309 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY. [Ms. McAdams is a descendent.]

"I advise you that form the papers in the Revolutionary War Pension Claim, S.39982, it appears that John Beecher, or Becher, enlisted in Lebanon, in what was later Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, April, 1788, served as a Private in Captain Meng's Company, Colonel Benjamin Flowers Artillery Artificers Regiment and was discharged April 3, 1779.

"He was allowed a Pension on his application executed November 28, 1818, while a resident of Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., aged over fifty-six years. He died March 22, 1819.

"Soldier's wife, Mary Ann Beecher, died November 11, 1837. Her maiden name and date of marriage not stated.

"In 1854, Jacob Nyswender and Henry Carpenter stated in Columbus, Ohio, that the following were the children and only heirs of said John and Mary Ann Beecher:

"John Beecher, of Berks County, Pa.

"William Beecher and Barbara Nyswender, both of Franklin County, Ohio.

"Margaret Mulliner, of Philadelphia, Pa.

"Benjamin Beecher, Jacob Beecher, and Catherine Paxon, all of Chester Co., Pa.

"Samuel Beecher, of Lancaster Co., Pa.

"Lydia Cook, of Clark Co., Va.

"There is no record in this bureau of land having been granted by the United States, on account of the service of the above named Revolutionary War Soldier, John Beecher, or Becher.

"Respectfully,
Winfield Scott, Commissioner, Rev. and 1812 Wars Section."

7. Book: Book of Biographies: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Berks County, Pa, Part 1, 1898. 14
The family was founded in Chester County shortly before the War of the Revolution by Joseph Paxson, who came from New Hope, Bucks County, to Sadsbury township, where he purchased a large tract of land, and established a homestead upon which he lived the remainder of his life.

Upon that homestead, Jonathan Paxson, was born and reared. When Jonathan Paxson grew to manhood he adopted the pursuits of an agriculturist, and spent the remainder of his life on the old homestead. He was a quiet, unassuming man of industrious habits, and as an adherent of the Quaker Church he lived a consistently religious and useful career. His marriage with Catherine Beecher resulted in the birth of eleven children.

8. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 8
Catherine married Mr. Paxon, Chester Co., Pa.; died, aged 71; had 14 children.

9. Issue: Jonathan and Catharine Paxson had six sons and four daughters, according to obituary of daughter Rachel Ely Paxson Ottey., Sadsbury Twp., Chester, PA. 2


Catharine married Jonathan Paxson, son of Joseph Paxson and Mary Heston, on 4 May 1804.1 (Jonathan Paxson was born on 26 May 1775 in Carversville, Bucks, PA,1 5 15 died on 14 Sep 1841 in Sadsbury Twp., Chester, PA 1 5 6 7 16 and was buried in Sadsbury Township: East Sadsbury Friends Graveyard, Chester, PA, USA 6 7 16.)


Sources


1 <i>Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books</i> (Online register at www.dar.org), http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_descendants/?action=list&MyPrimary_Seqn=465688&MyLineageCount=1.

2 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 25 Jan 1900, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Philip B. Ottey (nee Rachel E. Paxson).

3 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Schuylkill > Schuylkill Haven > St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Deaths. Online image 108.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=151413705.

5 MJP Grundy, <i>Paxson Family</i> (MJP Grundy email: kwg@cwru.edu homepage: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/), See Jonathan Paxson family at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/Paxson5Gen.html#221Jonathan.

6 Gerberich, Albert Henry (1864-, <i>Gerberich Collection</i> (The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has the notes of genealogist Albert H. Gerberich, Ph.D, collected over many years.), East Sadsbury Friends Meeting House Cemetery.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Gerberich Collection Gravestone Inscriptions, East Sadsbury Friends Meeting House, online image 481.

8 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, <i>Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers.</i> (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 319.

9 Berks County Courthouse, Will of John Beecher, executed March 8, 1819.

10 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, Year: 1810; Census Place: Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 273; Image: 00084; Family History Library Film: 0193673.

11 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 247; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 137.

12 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, 1830; Census Place: Sadsburyville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Series: M19; Roll: 148; Page: 96; Family History Library Film: 0020622.

13 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4H9-P3Q Catharine Paxson, Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 396.

14 <i>Book of Biographies: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Berks County, Pa, Part 1</i> (Biographical Publishing Company, 1898 - 739 pages. Available online via Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=7EoVAAAAYAAJ&dq), Volume 1, Page 95.

15 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935</i> (Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.), PA > Bucks > Buckingham Monthly Meeting > Births 1720-1801. List of births of children of Joseph Paxson son of Joseph and Mary his wife. Online image 168 of 242.

16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147830990.



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