Dr. John McCracken
(Abt 1795-1859)
Elizabeth H. McKelvey
(Abt 1805-1883)
Margaret McCracken
(1823-1908)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John C. Beecher

Margaret McCracken 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 8 Mar 1823, Patton Township, Allegheny, PA, USA 1 2 5 6
  • Marriage (1): John C. Beecher
  • Died: 1 Jan 1908, Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA at age 84 2 5
  • Buried: 4 Jan 1908, Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 2 5 7

   FamilySearch ID: KGQD-232.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Wilkins Twp., Allegheny, PA. 8 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.

2. Census in 1860 in Wilkins Twp., Allegheny, PA. 1 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.

3. Census in 1870 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 9 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.

4. Census in 1880 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10 The 1880 census recorded living on Walnut Street: Wm. Welshons, railroad engineer, 22, living with wife Mary E., 24; an unnamed infant son, born Jan 1880, and mother-in-law Margt. Beecher, 57. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Pension For her son's service, William H. Beecher's mother Margaret filed Civil War pension application 307155 and was issued certificate 238001. On 28 Jul 1883 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 11

6. Residence: 1885 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher Margaret, widow John, 5803 Walnut in 1885 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 12 Beechers in 1885 Pittsburgh (A is abbrev. for Allegheny)
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Beecher Geo R, fireman, Locust, n Gist
Beecher Henry J, machinist, 77 Beaver av, A
Beecher J H, nailor, Morgan, n Vera
Beecher J R, carpenter, 5827 Ellsworth av
Beecher Margaret, widow John, 5803 Walnut
Beecher William, carpenter, 91 Charles, A.

7. Residence: Pittsburgh City Directory: Beecher, Margt, wid John, 5803 Walnut in 1889 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 13

8. Residence: in 1893 in Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA. 6

9. Residence: 1893 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher, Margaret, widow John, 5-08 Walnut in 1893 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 14

10. Cause of Death: La Grippe (note: aka influenza), 1 Jan 1908, Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA. 2

11. Residence: 413 Second St., Pitcairn, PA on 1 Jan 1908 in Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA. 2

12. Obituary: Pittsburgh Daily Post: Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Beecher on 3 Jan 1908 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 Mrs. Margaret Beecher, 85 years old, widow of John Beecher, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Welshons, in Second street, Pitcairn. She was born in Patton township, and prior to her removal 14 years ago to Pitcairn, lived in this city. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Besides Mrs. Welshons, she leaves one son, James R. Beecher, in Bogalusa, La.


Margaret married John C. Beecher, son of Henry Beecher and Letty Cownover. (John C. Beecher was born on 5 May 1815 in , Carroll, MD,1 15 16 died on 5 Jun 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 15 and was buried on 8 Jun 1879 in Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 7 15.)


Sources


1 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Wilkins Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1064 Page: 889.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. 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.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. 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.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. 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.

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

6 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 3 Jan 1908, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Beecher.

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

8 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Wilkins Township, Series: M432 Roll: 747 Page: 253.

9 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg Ward 19, Series: M593 Roll: 1298 Page: 12.

10 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW62-W8V Wm Welshons, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 435A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

11 FamilySearch.org, United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDPT-JP6 William H Beecher, 1883.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1885 Pittsburgh City Directory, online image 50.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1889 Pittsburgh City Directory, image 54.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1893 J. F. Diffenbacher's Directory: Pittsburgh and Allegheny, PA. page 141, online image 68.

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

16 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 07 Jun 1879, death notice for John C. Beecher.



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