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:
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."
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:
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:
7. Residence: Beecher, David, blacksmith, Federal St. At north Commons in Allegheny City in 1841 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 11
8. Residence: Beecher, David, blacksmith, Federal St. Near Diamond in Allegheny City in 1844 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 12
9. 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.
10. Occupation: blacksmith in 1850 in Birmingham Twp., Allegheny County, PA. 13 Fannestock's Pittsburgh Directory for 1850:
11. 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. 14
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 15 16 died on 13 Dec 1903 in Ida Grove, Ida County, IA 15 16 17 and was buried in Ida Grove: Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida, IA 17.)
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 "Harris' Business Directory of the cities of Pittsburgh & Allegheny," https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A31735055723039/viewer#page/132/mode/2up 1841 page 133 Beecher.
12 "Harris' Business Directory of the cities of Pittsburgh & Allegheny," https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A00z989983m/viewer#page/72/mode/2up 1844 page 73 Beecher.
13 "Fannestock's Pittsburgh Directory," https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A31735055723096/viewer#page/12/mode/2up 1850 page 13 Beecher.
14 <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 3 Mar 1860, page 3.
15 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.
16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46207267.
17 <i>Iowa Gravestone Photo Project</i> (http://iowagravestones.org), http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=86977.