Henry Beecher Sr.
(Cir 1728-After 1795)
Catharine
(Bef 1752-After 1820)
Henry Keplinger
John Beecher
(1757-1842)
Elizabeth Keplinger
(1755-1845)
George Beecher
(1795-1878)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Margaret Witter

George Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 13 Apr 1795, Straban Twp., Adams, PA 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Anna Margaret Witter on 11 Feb 1819 in , Adams, PA 1
  • Died: 4 Jul 1878, Sidetown, Cumberland, PA at age 83 5 8
  • Buried: Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 5 7

   Other names for George were George Beacher 6 and George Bücher.9 10

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone:
George Beecher
Born Apr 13, 1795
Died July 4, 1878
Aged 83 yrs. 2 mo. & 2 days

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1800 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA. 11 The first Beecher to appear in any Census in Pennsylvania spelled as such, John Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 3 sons
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 father John
Females (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 1 daughter
10-15 (1785-1790) = 2 daughters
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 wife

2. Census in 1810 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA. 12 In the 1810 Census in Straban Township, the John Beaker household is listed with:

Males (born)
10-15 (1795-1800) = 1 son
16-25 (1785-1794) = 1 son
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 son
45 & over (<=1765) = 1 father John
Females (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1765) = 1 wife

3. Military in 1812-1813 in , , PA: War of 1812. 13

4. Census in 1820 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA. 14 Four Beecher households are listed on the same page of the 1820 Census in Straban Township.

John Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father John
Females (born)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife

Jacob Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Jacob
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

George Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 father George
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

David Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 son
16-18 (1802-1804) = 1 son
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 son
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father David
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 2 daughters
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

5. Newspaper: Death notice in The Republican Compiler: "Saturday last, a child of George Beecher, Straban.", 17 Sep 1823, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 15

6. Census in 1830 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. 16 The household of George Bucher had:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 2 sons
5-9 (1821-1825) = 1 son
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 son
30-39 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1816-1820) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

7. Tax List: From 1831 to 1841, Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. He appeared on tax lists in Menallen Township:
1831 Tax List - Bucher George occupation 30, cow (1)
1833 Tax List - Bucher George trade 75, cow (1)
1836 Tax List - Beecher George cows (1)
1837 Tax List - Becher George laborer, occup. 1-50
1838 Tax List - Becker George occup. 1-50
1839 Tax List - Becher George occup. 1-50 cow (1)
1840 Tax List - Beecher George occup. 1-30, cows(1)
1841 Tax List - Beecher George

8. Tax List: 1835, Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. PA Tax List - poor children: children of George & Margaret Becher. Jesse Becher aged 11, Liddy Becher aged 9, William Becher aged 7.

9. Census in 1840 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. 17 In 1840 the household of George Beecher had:
Males (born)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 sons
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 son
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 daughter
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 wife

10. Census in 1850 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA. 6 George Beacher, laborer, 55, was living with wife Margaret, 49; Philip, 20, carpenter; Susan, 16; Sophia, 12; and Matilda, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Margaret in Maryland.

11. Census in 1860 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA. 18 Listed in the 1860 Census as "Geo. Brickler", George, laborer, 65, is living with wife Marg. 59, and daughter Sophia, 21. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate was worth $500 and personal estate $100. The post office was Dickinson.

12. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4 Jesse Beecher, cooper, 48, is living with wife Elizabeth, 50; Leah, 13; and Catharine, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He has no real estate; possessions are worth $120.

The next line of the census page has Elizabeth Mellinger, 80, living alone [an in-law of the Beechers?] with real esate worth $1,500.

The next household is Jesse's father, George Beecher, laborer, 75, living with wife Margaret, 69, and William Beecher, laborer, 28 [grandson?]. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate is worth $1,500 and his possessions $500. The post office is Newville.


George married Anna Margaret Witter, daughter of George Witter and Unknown, on 11 Feb 1819 in , Adams, PA.1 (Anna Margaret Witter was born on 4 Mar 1799 in , , MD,6 7 19 died on 17 Dec 1891 in , Cumberland, PA 7 19 and was buried in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 7 19.)


Sources


1 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 24 Feb 1819.

2 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 <i>Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania</i>.

4 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1333 Page: 337.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840384.

6 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M432 Roll: 772 Page: 111.

7 <i>Hays Grove United Brethren Church, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania</i> (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/penn02.txt).

8 <i>Carlisle American Volunteer</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), Thurs July 11 1878.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 671. PA > Adams > St. James Evangelical Lutheran. Baptism of Elisabeth Bücher, father George, mother An. Marg.

10 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2JN-6DW Geo. Bucher in entry for Elisabeth Bucher, 02 Jul 1820; Christening, citing St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, Adams, PA; FHL microfilm 1433124.

11 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, Series: M32 Roll: 35 Page: 497.

12 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, Series: M252 Roll: 44 Page: 43.

13 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), George Beecher.

14 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, Series: M33 Roll: 96 Page: 52.

15 <i>Gettysburg Republican Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.), 17 Sep 1823 Edition.

16 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, Series: M19 Roll: 143 Page: 89.

17 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, Series: M704 Roll: 435 Page: 86.

18 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 918.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840452.



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