Samuel Beecher
(1767-1821)
Barbara Winterode
(1771-1851)
John Cownover
(1747-1832)
Caty Covert
(Abt 1751-1822)
Henry Beecher
(from 1776/1794-1822)
Letty Cownover
(1792-1863)
Eli Beecher
(1818-1833)

 

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Eli Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 3 Dec 1818, , Adams, PA 2 3 4
  • Died: 3 Jul 1833, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA at age 14 3
  • Buried: Gettysburg: Pine Bank Cemetery, Adams, PA 3 5

   Another name for Eli was Elias Beecher.

  Death Notes:

The cemetery listings show:
Beecher, Eli "brother" 3 Dec. 1818 - 3 July 1833 14-7-0 (Gettysburg Pine Bank 42A)

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1820 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 6 The 1820 census recorded Henry Beecher's household with:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 4 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 2 father Henry & ?
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife

He is living next to the widow Sophia Reck [his sister?] and Jacob Reck, who appeared as a baptism sponsor for some of Henry's siblings.

On the same census page is Robert Thompson, who became the court-appointed guardian of Henry Beecher's children following his death in 1822.

2. Vol. B page 452: Orphan's court appoints Robert Thompson guardian of Henry Beecher's children on 2 Oct 1822 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 7 "On application the Court appoint Robert Thompson of Cumberland township to be guardian of the person and estates of David Beecher, John Beecher, William Beecher, Eli Beecher, Catherine Elizabeth Beecher minor children under the age of fourteen years of Henry Beecher late of Cumberland township decd."

See Robert Thompson (1797-1846) http://www.SearchTrees.com/tree/30746.htm

3. Census in 1830 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 8 The Beechers are living in the household of their court-appointed guardian, Robert Thompson, whose household included the following:
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 5
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10

4. Newspaper: Death notice in the Star and Republican Banner newspaper, 6 Aug 1833, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 9 "On 2nd, Eli Beecher of Cumberland, 14."


Sources


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

2 <i>Gettysburg Republican Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.), Jun 14, 1831 edition.

3 Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, <i>Names in Stone: 75,000 Cemetery Inscriptions from Frederick County, Maryland</i> (Genealogical Publishing Com, 2002 - 1371 pages), Page 14.

4 <i>Records of Mary Lou Mariner</i> (Frederick, MD), Card found at Adams Co. Historical Society.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109774496.

6 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M33 Roll: 96 Page: 15.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994</i> (Images of court probate book pages online at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196 .), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28695-27110-90?cc=1999196&wc=M99F-4SX:n2072520744 Adams > Orphans' Court records 1800-1827 vol. A-C > image 501 of 746.

8 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, 1830; Census Place: Cumberland, Adams, Pennsylvania; Series: M19; Roll: 143; Page: 14; Family History Library Film: 0020617.

9 <i>Gettysburg Star & Republican Banner</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania), Aug 6, 1833 edition.



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