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)
David Beecher
(1814-1855)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Martha Jane Appleton

David Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 19 Jan 1814, , Carroll, MD 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Martha Jane Appleton on 24 May 1840 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA
  • Died: 15 Jun 1855, East Birmingham, Allegheny County, PA at age 41 4
  • Buried: Pittsburgh: Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1816 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD. 6 The obituary of Henry's son William Beecher, who was born in 1816, states William was born near Taneytown, Marland.

2. Census in 1820 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 7 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.

3. 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. 8 "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

4. Census in 1830 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 9 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

5. Residence: in 1833 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 6

6. Census in 1840 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 10 The 1840 census recorded David Beecher [index as Bucher due to unclear handwriting] with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

7. Census in 1850 in Birmingham Twp., Allegheny County, PA. 2 David Beacher, black smith, 35, was living with Martha L., 30; Jacob H., 8; George R., 6; Elizabeth, 4. Also with them was Rebecca Apleton, 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Pittsburgh Gazette: description of property adjoining that of the late David Beecher on Sidney St. 20 Feet west of Joseph St. On 3 Mar 1860 in East Birmingham, Allegheny County, PA. 11


David married Martha Jane Appleton, daughter of Jacob Appleton and Anna Marie Robison, on 24 May 1840 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. (Martha Jane Appleton was born on 29 Aug 1819 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, PA,2 3 12 13 died on 13 Dec 1903 in Ida Grove, Ida County, IA 12 13 14 and was buried in Ida Grove: Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida, IA 14.)


Sources


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

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Township, Series: M432 Roll: 748 Page: 81.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8CS-8F4 David Beecher in entry for Jacob Hary Beecher, 25 Mar 1912; citing Belle Center, Logan, Ohio, reference fn 16456; FHL microfilm 195323.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107180462.

5 <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 31 Oct 1921, page 9. Obituary of George Robinson Beecher.

6 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 26 Jan 1897, page 8. Obituary of William Beecher.

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

8 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.

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

10 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 440; Page: 279; Image: 570; Family History Library Film: 0020536 David Bucher [indexed wrong].

11 <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 3 Mar 1860, page 3.

12 Christian Henry Forney, <i>History of the Churches of God in the United States of North America</i> (Board of directors of the Publishing House and book rooms of the Churches of God, 1914 - 933 pages. Online free from Google Books.), http://books.google.com/books?id=YUAUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA480.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46207267.

14 <i>Iowa Gravestone Photo Project</i> (http://iowagravestones.org), http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=86977.



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