Emily Eliza Downer
(1831-Abt 1901)


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1. Moses Beecher Jr.

Emily Eliza Downer 1 2

  • Born: 27 Feb 1831, Utica, Oneida, NY 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Moses Beecher Jr. on 2 Aug 1855 in Utica, Oneida, NY 1
  • Died: Abt 1901, New Haven, New Haven, CT about age 70

   FamilySearch ID: L4WG-S8N.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Warren, Warren, PA. 2 Moses Beecher Jr., hardware manager, 32, was living with wife Emily E., 28; Charles E., 4; and domestic Elisabath Gross, 15. Moses' real estate was worth $3,500. Everyone was born in New York, except Ms. Gross was from Pennsylvania. Associated with Moses is the next census listing, George Kimbale, 42, also a hardware manager born in New York, living with his wife, Mary A.

2. Census in 1870 in Warren, Warren, PA. 4 The 1870 census recorded Moses Beecher, banker, 42, living with wife Emily, 38; Charles, 13; Richard, 9; Norman, 8; Mary, 5; and a domestic servant, Mary Shererly, 22, born in Ireland. Richard, Norman, and Mary were born in Pennsylvania, the others in New York.

3. Census in 1880 in Warren, Warren, PA. 5 The 1880 census recorded Moses Beecher, bank cashier, 52, living with wife Emily E., 48; son R. Cary Beecher, 19; son Coleman, 17; daughter Mary, 15; and servant Emline Sefert, 22. Moses was born in New York and his parents in Connecticut. Emily was born in New York and parents in Vermont. Their children were born in Pennsylvania. Emiline was born in Pennsylvania and her parents in Baden, Germany.

4. Census in 1900 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 67 Clarke Street: widow Emily E. Beecher, 70, born Feb 1830, living with her son, Truman C. Beecher, oil salesman, 37, Apr 1863. She and her mother were born in New York and her father in Vermont. He was born in Pennsylvania and his parents in New York. Emily has given birth to 5 children and 2 were alive in 1900.

Emily married Moses Beecher Jr. on 2 Aug 1855 in Utica, Oneida, NY.1 (Moses Beecher Jr. was born on 26 Jul 1827 in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, NY,1 died on 16 Jul 1894 in Warren, Warren, PA 6 7 and was buried in Warren: Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA 6 7.)


1 David R. Downer, The Downers of America (David R. Downer, Newark, N. J. 1900. Online https://archive.org/details/downersofamerica00down), Page 92. Emily Eliza Downer.

2 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Warren County, Warren, Series: M653 Roll: 1190 Page: 1115.

3 William H. Beecher IV and Jim Shaw, Descendants of John Beecher 1594-1637 (On Rootsweb at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim), http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I1129.

4 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ2K-CT2 Moses Beecher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 17, family 126.

5 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWVK-831 Moses Beecher, Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 262, sheet 9A.

6 Warren County Historical Society, Warren County Death Records from 1893 to 1905 (Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren, Pennsylvania 16365 http:/www.warrenhistory.org).

7 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103054077.

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