Samuel Beecher
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Harris Beecher


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1. Elvira Pierce

Harris Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 10 Mar 1820, Le Raysville, Bradford, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elvira Pierce in 1844 in , Bradford, PA 1
  • Died: 8 Aug 1898, Le Raysville, Bradford, PA at age 78 1 2
  • BuriedMale: Le Raysville: Le Raysville Cemetery, Bradford, PA 2 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Pike Twp., Bradford, PA. 5 The 1860 census recorded Harris Beecher, 40, living with wife Alvria, 36; George, 14; Milo, 13; Harriet, 9; Sarah, 7; and John, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1880 in Pike Twp., Bradford, PA. 3

3. Obituary: Scranton Tribune: obituary of Harris Beecher on 16 Aug 1898 in Scranton, Lackawanna, PA. 1 Harris Beecher, one of Pike township's pioneers died at his son's home last Monday at LeRaysville, having been in failing health for several years. He was born on the old homestead about three miles about LeRaysville on March 10, 1820. His father, Samuel Beecher was born in Connecticut in Litchfiled county and moved to this part of Bradford county when it was yet a wilderness. At the age of 24 he was united in marriage to Elvira Pierce, of a family well known in this section and from their union six children were born, four of whom survive him, his wife having died the winer of 1873. To mourn his death are four children: George W. Beecher, John B. Beecher, and H. Ward Beecher, of LeRaysville and Mrs. G. L. Light, of Moosie.

Harris married Elvira Pierce in 1844 in , Bradford, PA.1 (Elvira Pierce was born in 1825 in Pike Twp., Bradford, PA,6 died on 3 Jan 1874 in , Bradford, PA 6 and was buried in Le Raysville: Le Raysville Cemetery, Bradford, PA 6.)


1 <i>The Scranton Tribune</i> (Scranton, Lackawana, Pennsylvania), 16 Aug 1898, page 7. Obituary of Harris Beecher.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

3 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255104; National Archives Film T9-1104; Page 287A.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

5 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Harris Beecher, 1860.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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