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)
John C. Beecher
(1815-1879)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret McCracken

John C. Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 5 May 1815, , Carroll, MD 2 3 6
  • Marriage (1): Margaret McCracken
  • Died: 5 Jun 1879, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 64 3
  • Buried: 8 Jun 1879, Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 3 7

   Another name for John was John Bucher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1816 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD. 8 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. 9 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. 10 "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. 11 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. 8

6. Census in 1840 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. The 1840 census recorded Jno Beecher [indexed as Jno Bucher due to poor handwriting] with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

7. Census in 1850 in Wilkins Twp., Allegheny, PA. 12 John Beecher, 35, carpenter, was living with wife Margaret, 25, and son William, 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1,2000.

8. Census in 1860 in Wilkins Twp., Allegheny, PA. 2 John Beecher, carpenter, 46, was living with wife Margaret, 37; William, apprentice, 19; James, 9; and Mary, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was worth $2,400 and possessions $300. The post office was Wilkins.

9. Occupation: Beecher John of M'Williams & Beecher, cor Greensburg road and Highland av, East Liberty in 1862 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 13 The 1862 Pittsburgh City Directory listed these Beechers:
Beecher George R. nail cutter 206 Penna av
Beecher John of M'Williams & Beecher, cor Greensburg road and Highland av, East Liberty
Beecher Martha J., widow David, 206 Penna av
Beecher Thomas sailmaker, 58 Lacock, A
Beecher William carp, cor Fayette and Beaver, M
Beecher William, tavern, 11 Diamond

10. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette: John Beecher real estate transfers, 6 Apr 1868, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 14 Real Estate Transfers: John Beecher to Mrs. Sarah Porter, January 14, 1868, lots No. 1 and 2 in Beecher's plan of lots in Collins township, on Houk street, 30 by 140 feet....$650
Andrew Porter to James White, April 2, 1868, lots No. 1 and 2 in John Beecher's plan of lots in Collins township, on Honk street, 60 by 140 feet...$2000

11. Residence: 1869 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher John, of Beecher & McWilliams, Frankstown road, Nineteenth ward. Beecher & McWilliams, carp, Hiland av, Nineteenth ward in 1869 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 15

12. Census in 1870 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 16 John Beecher, carpenter, 55, was living with wife Margaret, 46; James, carpenter, 29; and Mollie, 15. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John in Maryland. They were in the 19th Ward in Pittsburg.

13. Residence: 1879 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher John, capenter, Sheridan av, e e in 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 17 Beechers in 1879 Pittsburgh (A is abbrev. for Allegheny)
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Beecher Geo R, nailer, Forbes, bt Van Braam and Marion
Beecher H J. of H J Beecher & Co, Pleasant Valley
Beecher H J & Co. eating saloon, 27 E Diamond, A
Beecher Harvey, machinist, 89 Charles, A
Beecher Henry J, machinist, 164 Chartiers, A
Beecher Jacob H, nailer, Morgan, n Centre
Beecher Jas R, carpenter, Penn av, opp station, 20th ward
Beecher John, capenter, Sheridan av, e e
Beecher John, helper, bds 216 Beaver av, A

14. Death Certificate: 5 Jun 1879, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3 His death certificate states he was a 64-year old carpenter and married, living on Sheridan Avenue in the 19th Ward of Pittsburgh for 18 years and previously lived in Wilkensburg, Pa. He was buried in Uniondale Cemetery on June 8. His cause of death was nervous prostration and leneral debility.

15. Obituary: Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Death Notice for John C. Beecher on 7 Jun 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 Died: BEECHER -- On Thursday, June 5, at 2:45 A. M. at his residence on Sheridan avenue East End, JOHN C. BEECHER, aged 64 years and 1 month. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Sunday Afternoon at 1 o'clock.


John married Margaret McCracken, daughter of Dr. John McCracken and Elizabeth H. McKelvey. (Margaret McCracken was born on 8 Mar 1823 in Patton Township, Allegheny, PA, USA,2 18 19 20 died on 1 Jan 1908 in Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA 18 19 and was buried on 4 Jan 1908 in Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 7 18 19.)


Sources


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

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Wilkins Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1064 Page: 889.

3 <i>Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905</i> (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ7C-JZ8 John C. Beecher, 1879.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 77489. James Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Margaret McCraken.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 27290. Mary E. Welshans. Father John Beecher. Mother Margaret McCracken. Spouse William E. Welshans.

6 <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 07 Jun 1879, death notice for John C. Beecher.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993</i>, Will of Margaret Beecher, No. 12, Vol. 95, page 19. Allegheny County, PA.

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

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

10 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.

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

12 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Wilkins Township, Series: M432 Roll: 747 Page: 253.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Pittsburgh City Directory, 1862, printed page 19, online image 20 of 220.

14 <i>Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 6 Apr 1868, page 4.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1869 Pittsburgh City Directory, online image 40.

16 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg Ward 19, Series: M593 Roll: 1298 Page: 12.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1879 Pittsburgh City Directory, online image 54.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 5260, Margaret Beecher, father John McCracken, mother Elizabeth McKelvey.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149231677.

20 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 3 Jan 1908, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Beecher.



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