Tombstone: "Father and Mother" "Benj., d. Sep 7, 1878, 76y-11m-3d
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1840 in Honey Brook Twp., Chester, PA. 6 In the 1840 Census two Beecher brothers were living as neighbors listed together:
2. Census in 1850 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 7 Benjamin Beecher [handwriting looks like Bucher as the two e's could be a u], age 48, blacksmith, is living with wife Margaret, age 46; Cyrus, 24, laborer; William, 19, carpenter; Catherine, 14; John, 11; Margaret, 9; and Lydia, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
3. Census in 1860 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 8 William Beecher, 28, carpenter, is found in the 1860 Census in Jefferson Township in Franklin County living with his wife, Julian, age 24; Margaret, 6; Mary J., 2; and Elizah, 1 month old on the 25 of July, 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Ohio, except William who was born in Pennsylvania. The value of his real estate and possessions is blank, indicating he was probably renting. The post office listed is Blacklick.
4. Census in 1870 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9 William V. Beecher, 38, farmer, was living with wife Julia H., 34; Margaret J., 16; Mary J., 12; Elizabeth E., 11; George L., 7; Cyrus M., 5; William, 2; Benjamin, 68; and Margaret, 64. Benjamin, Margaret, and William V. were born in Pennsylvania. George, Cyrus, and young William in Indiana, and the others in Ohio. William's real estate was worth $3800, his personal estate $1240.
5. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 10 William Beecher, 48, farmer, is found in the 1880 Census in Jefferson in Miami County living with his wife, Julia A, age 44; Mary J., 22; Elizabeth E., 20; George L, 17; Cyrus M., 15; William C.; 13; Grant U.S., 10; Charles W., 7; and Gracie P., 4; plus Margret Beecher, mother, age 75. William and his mother were born in PA; Julia, Mary and Elizabeth in OH; and all other children in IN.
Margaret married Benjamin Beecher, son of John Beecher Sr. and Mary Ann Albrecht, on 13 Oct 1825 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Benjamin Beecher was born on 3 Oct 1801 in , Chester, PA 1 11 12 13 14, christened on 10 Oct 1802 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,11 died on 7 Sep 1878 in Peru, Miami, IN 14 15 and was buried in Mexico: Old Mexico Cemetery, Miami, IN 14 15.)
1 <i>History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc.</i> (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.
2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Death record for Cyrus F. Beecher.
3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103612439.
4 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, William Valentine Beecher. Father Benj. Beecher. Mother Margaret Finney. Informant C. W. Beecher.
5 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MargaretFBeecher/2843195.
6 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 453; Page: 17; Image: 39; Family History Library Film: 0020542.
7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Brandywine Township, Series: M432 Roll: 766 Page: 299.
8 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, M653 Roll: 963 Page: 258.
9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Peru Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 162.
10 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.
11 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i> (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Brecknock Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).
12 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Cocalico Township, Series: M19 Roll: 153 Page: 193.
13 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Cocalico Township, Series: M704 Roll: 467 Page: 393.
14 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/BenjaminBeecher/2843194.
15 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45588503.