Johann Henrich Buecher
(1732-1795/1799)
Catharine
(Bef 1752-Aft 1820)
John Peter Herr Sr.
(1757-1845)
Susannah Weiss
(1762-1841)
William Beecher
(1769-1835)
Elisabeth M. Herr
(1793-1874)
Samuel Beecher
(1816-1889)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Jane Smith

Samuel Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 29 Mar 1816, Hagerstown, Washington, MD 2 12 13
  • Christened: 25 Aug 1816, Hagerstown: Zion Reformed Church, Washington, MD 2 13 14
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Jane Smith on 29 Mar 1838 in , Franklin, MO 1
  • Died: 31 Aug 1889, Chicago, Cook, IL at age 73 3 4 9 12
  • Buried: Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 4 12

   Another name for Samuel was Samuel Bucher.2 13

   FamilySearch ID: 9Q2F-YR9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1820 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD. 15 In 1820 the William Beacher household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 sons William & Samuel
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father William
Females (born)
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

On the next census page 111 are two more Beachers:

Samuel Beacher's household had:
Males (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 sons
16-25 (1795-1804) = 2 [sons, too young to be Samuel]
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife (Barbara Winterode)

Catherine Beacher's household had:
Females (born)
26-44 (1776-1794) = 2 daughters
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 Catherine.

2. Census in 1830 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD. 16 17 The 1830 census in Hagerstown recorded Wm Bucker or Wm Bucher [as indexed online, but inspecting the poor census handwriting reveals it is Beecher]. His household had:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1
15-19 (1811-1815) = 2
20-29 (1801-1810) = 2 William and Samuel Beecher
Females (born)
15-19 (1811-1815) = 2
20-29 (1801-1810) = 2.

3. Residence: in 1838 in Washington, Franklin, MO.

4. Property on 4 Aug 1838 in , Cole, MO. 18 Newlyweds Samuel Beecher and wife Margaret Jane of Franklin Co., sold her interest in a particular tract of Cole Co. land for $54 to James Miller (Jr.).

5. The deeds for land Samuel purchased are online at https://cotthosting.com/moportal/HTML5Viewer/ImageViewer.aspx?OIB=true about 1839 in , Franklin, MO. Following are all Beecher Deeds bought and sold in Franklin County books from 1820 to 1891

W.D. = warrant deed

Book C
Beecher Saml W.D. bought from Geo. Morton, Godfrey Grosvenor, Seth C. Grosvenor, Baldwin King, Wm Walker, Andrew King Jr., Book C 213
31 Mar 1837
$150
Town of Bassora
Lots 5 & 6 in Block 27
fronting 30 ft each on Missouri St. and running back the same width 150 ft to an alley, bounded north by Missouri St., south by an alley 20 ft wide, east by Lot No 4 and west by Lot No 7

Beecher Saml 2.C.D. bought from Robt J. Perry & wife, Book C 422
30 Jan 1838
$362
Town of Bassora
Lots 9 & 10 in Block 5
Fronting 30 ft each on Missouri St. and running back 150ft to an alley, bounded north by Missouri St., south by an alley 20 ft wide, east by lot 8, west by lot 11.

**Beecher Samuel mortgage from Baldwin King & Andrew King, Book C 531
8 Mar 1838
$3000
Sold to the Kings for $1600 2-story framed house on Lots 9 & 10, to be null and void within 30 days if Beecher doesn't provide a warranty deed to property

Beecher Saml W.D. bought from George Morton, Godfrey Grosvenor, Seth C. Grosvenor, Daniel L. Gale, Baldwin King, John F. Vanpacters, Andrew King Jr., Book C 358
26 Apr 1838
$100
Town of Bassora
Lots 17 & 18 in Block 27

Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to Peter Stephens, Book C 423
30 Jun 1838
$100
Town of Bassora
Lots 17 & 18 in Block 27

Beecher Samuel & wife Margaret Jane W.D. sold to John P. Herr of Franklin County, Book C 476
30 Jun 1838
$150
Town of Bassora
Lots 5 & 6 in Block 27

Book D
**Beecher Saml W.D. bought from John F. Vanpreters, Book D 16
11 May 1839
$1750
as recorded in Book B page 506
400 acres of land beginning on the bank of the Missouri River, at a post in NE corner of Claim 1925 thence south 58 chains and 50 links to a post, then north 70 west 17 chains and 10 links to a post thence north 58 chains and 50 links to the river, thence down the river 17 chains and 10 links to the beginning now the one.

Beecher Saml W.D. bought from John F. Mense & Sarah S. his wife of town of Washington Book D 497
9 Aug 1842
$200
Lots 3, 4, 5, 6 in Block 31 in last additon to town of Washington

**Beecher Samuel mortgage from Matthew Caldwell, Book D 497
12 Aug 1842
$253
for Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6 in block 31 in the last addition to town of Washington. Samuel must pay 1 day after signing $103 and after 6 months $153.

**Beecher Samuel & Margaret his wife W.D. sold to John F. Mense, Book D 505
6 Sep 1842
$400
Town of Bassora
As recorded in Book B page 506
Land bounded on east by land granted to William Mapey, south by land in name of Joshua Brook, West by section 23 in Township 44 Range 1 West, North by Missouri River excepting out of the same 100 acres

**Book E
Beecher Saml (Sheriff) from D. Andrew King, Book E 9
12 Apr 1843
Sheriff of Franklin county on the 4 Mar 1842 did seize from Andrew King the estate amounting to $367.77 and on 9 Jan 1843 seized from Sarah King lots 1, 2, 3, 4 in Block 13 in the Town of Bassora, sold for $33.125 at public auction to highest bidder, Samuel Beecher.

Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to John Lay, Book E 15
19 Apr 1843
$170
Town of Bassora
North half of lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 in Block 14 (16?). North half for 75 ft on Franklin street back the same with 108 ft north in the same blockk and by an alley 20 ft wide on the south.

Book F

Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife of the town of Washington W.D. sold to John F. Mense & Joseph R. Harden, Book F 153
7 June 1847
$300
Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 in block 31 of the last addition to town of Washington

**Beecher Saml W.D. bought from John F. Mense & Sarah his wife & Joseph R. Harden & Mary Ann his wife, Book F 145
7 Jun 1847
$300
Section 15 Township 44 Range 1 West
Beginning at post 4 chains and 75 links north 55 west from the northwest corner of lot number 10 in block number thirty in John F. Meuse addition to the town of Washington from there South 34 3/4 west 8 chains and 75 links to a post from then north 55 west to the line between the piece of land here deeded and Elijah M. Law from thence north 32 east along said line to a to a point from which which 34 3/4 east will strike the beginning corner. Signed by John F. Mense, Sarah S. Mense, Joseph R. Harden and Mary Ann harden

Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to Doctor Charles Jacobs, Book F 153
7 Jun 1847
$175
Part of their property in Section 15 Township 44 Range 1 West

Book G

Beecher Saml W.D. bought from John F. Mense & Sarah S. his wife & Joseph R. Harden & Mary Ann his wife, Book G 540
15 Jun 1850
$400
Beginning at the northwest corner of lot No. two in fraciton block number thirty seven in John F. Mense addition to the town of Washington from thence north 34 3/4 degrees west, four chains to a post, thence north 55 1/4 degrees west two chains and seventy links to a post thence north 34 3/4 degrees east six chains and twenty seven links to a post thence south to the beginning, situate in Section 15 Township 44 Range 1 West.

Book Q
Beecher Saml W.D. bought from John L. Lewright and Mary his wife, Book Q 77
5 Sep 1850
$3216
Part of the tract known as the Chandler Survey in Township 44 Range 2 West, containing 268 acres. Beginning at the intersection of the line between Section 11 & 12 with the east boundary of the Chandler tract, thence running N 59 1/4 W 7 chains and 60 links to a post from which a Lynn 18" bears S 70 W 5 links thence N 87 1/2 W 15 chains & 63 links to a post form which a Walnut 12" bears S 70 W 5 links thence north 87 1/2 W 15 chains and 63 links to a post form which a Walnut 12" bears N 88 W 6 links thence S 80 W 72 chains & 48 links to a post from which a Black Oak 30" bears S 41 1/2 E 33 links thence N 3/4 W 30 chains 36 links to a post from which a Walnut 6" bears N 38 1/4 W 41 links thence N 89 1/4 E no chains to a post from which a Black Oak 36" bears N 80 1/2 W 12 links thence W 35 20 E 27 chains to a post form which a Spanish Oak 20" bears S 25 1/4 W 52 links thence N 43 1/2 E 11 chains and 64 links to NE corner Main Street in Township of Newport, thence N 37 1/2 W 2 chains & 14 links to SE corner Coopers Lot, thence N 32 1/2 E 2 chains and 4 links to N E corner Coopers Lot, thence N 82 1/2 and 7 chains and 50 links to a post form which a Hickory 12" bears S 88 E 22 links thence N 76 3/4 E 4 chains & 42 links to a Honey Locust 28" thence S 75 1/2 E 4 chains 68 linkes to a white oak 12" thence S 80 1/4 E 8 chains and 85 links to a White Oak 18" thence N 86 1/2 E 4 chains and 29 links to a Black Oak 24" thence N 68 1/4 and 3 chains and 93 links to a White Oak 14" thence N 33 1/2 E 4 chains and 12 links to a White Oak 24" thence N 70 1/4 and 5 chains and 54 links to a White Oak 18" thence N 78 E 2 chains and 55 links to a post from which a Black Oak 30" bears N 52 3/4 W 28 links thence S 60 E 25 chains and 23 links to a post from which a White Oak 18" bears S 85 W 11 links thence S 29 1/2 W 29 chains and 13 links to the place of the beginning.


Book H

Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to Andrew Cochran, Book H 79
12 Mar 1851
$1200
Section 15 Township 44 Range 1 West
Beginning at a post four chains and seventy-five links north 55 1/4 west from the northwest corn of lot number two in block number thirty in John F. Mense's addition to the town of Washington, from thence south 34 3/4 west four chains to a post from thence north 55 1/4 west to the line between the piece of land here deeded and Elijah McLean, from thence north 32 east along said line to a point from which south 34 3/4 east will strike the corner.

Book K
Beecher Samuel & Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to James Halligan, Book K 159
21 Sep 1853
$1600
Beginning at the SW corner of lot 7 in fractional block 30 from thence north 55 1/8 west 62 ft to a stake thence north 34 3/4 east 132 ft to a stake thence south 55 1/4 E 62 ft to a stake thence south 34 3/4 west 132 ft to the beginning.

Book H
Beecher Saml W.D. bought from Herman Fredk Kleckamp & wife, Book H 336
13 Dec 1851
$100
Section 15 Township 44 Range 1 West

Beginning at the SW corner of lot 2 in block 30 of John F. Mense's addition to the town of Washington from thence north 55 1/4 west 168 ft to a post from thence south 34 3/4 west 78 ft to a post, from thence south 55 1/4 east 178 ft to a post, from thence north 34 3/4 east 78 ft to the beginning corner.

Book L
Beecher Samuel & Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to Henry Spraellemeyer, Book L 375
18 Sep 1853
$150
Beginning 62 ft north 55 1/4 west from the corner of lot 7 in block 30 in John F. Mense's addition to the town of Washington from thence north 55 1/4 west 50 ft to a stake thence north 34 3/4 east 132 ft to a stake thence south 55 1/4 east, 50 ft to a stake thence south 34 3/4 west 132 ft to the beginning.

Book O
Beecher Saml W.D. bought from Chas. L. Cooper, Book O 354
15 Jul 1857
$150
In the town of Newport in the county of Franklin and containing a quarter of an acre more or less. Also lot number 27 in said town of Newport and bounded as follows: Beginning at the SW corner of the lot on which the brick store haus and running NW on the course of Main Street 80 ft in front and bounded on said Main Street, thence north east 168 ft fronting a cross street, thence south east 80 ft thence SW bounding on the lot on which the said brick store haus is situated 160 ft to the beginning containing about one fourth of an acre more or less.

Book O
Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to William Brammel, Livingston Gall and Samuel Beecher, the School Trustees of the first district school township number two congressional Township 44 Range 2 West. Book O 477
8 Sep 1857
$150
The following piece of land situate in Newport, it being lot 24 as shown on the plat of said town of Newport and containing an acre more or less, and being the lot upon which there is a brick store house, one story high.

? Beecher Samuel & wife W.D. sold to William Baner, Book O 508

Beecher Samuel and Margaret Jane his wife, indenture deed sold to Caroline Hunter a free woman of color, Book Q 681
18 Sep 1857
$600
A piece of land beginning at post 112 ft N 55 1/4 W from the SW corner of Lot 7 in fractional block 30 in John F. Mense's addition in the town of Washington from thence N 55 1/4 W 70 ft more or less to a post from thence N 34 3/4 E 54 ft more or less to a post, thence S 55 1/4 E 14 ft more or less to a post, thence N 34 3/4 E 78 ft more or less to a post thence S 55 1/4 E 56 ft more of less to a post, thence S 34 3/4 W 132 ft more or less to a post, thence S 34 3/4 W 132 ft more or less to the beginning corner.

Book S
Beecher Samuel and Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to Martin Brinker, Book S 134
18 Mar 1858
$407
A piece of land in the John Chandler claim partly in Section 11 Township 44 Range 2 West, containing 18 and 7/100 of an acre, adjacent to Martin Brinker's land.

Book Q
**Beecher Samuel mortgage from Daniel H. Beecher, Pottsville, PA, Book Q 257
25 Aug 1858
$1 paid to Samuel with land to Daniel: The south half of the John Chandler survey 1910 Township 44 Range 2 West, containing 163 acres and being the same tract of land upon which the said Samuel Beecher now resides. Provided that this conveance and these presents are upon these express conditions, that whereas the said Samuel Beecher has this day sworn and delivered unto the said Daniel H. Beecher his certain promisory note of even date herewith for the sum of $1650, payable 6 years after date and bearing interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum from the date until paid.
[An added note on the deed indicates that on 27 Sep 1866 James M. Beecher, attorney in fact for Daniel H. Beecher, acknowledged that the promisory note was paid in full by Samuel Beecher.]

Book Q
Beecher Samuel & Margaret Jane his wife W.D. sold to Richard Barron, Book Q 718
1 Nov 1858
$150
Piece of land situate in the John Chandler survey 1910 Township 44 Range 2 West beginning on the NE corner of a lot on the south side of Main Street in the town of Newport belonging to the estate of John Jones deceased, containing 4 and 42/100 of an acre.

Book R
Beecher Saml. W.D. bought from Wm. P. McDonald & Sarah his wife, Book R 310
22 Apr 1859
$1096
Part of Section 11 Township 44 Range 2 West part of the John Chandler survey No. 1910 containing 46 and 48/100 acres.

Book W
Beecher Saml W.D. bought from Stephen M. Jones & wife, Book W 44
6 Mar 1863
587.19
Land situate in the Chandler Survery in Township 44 Range 2 W containing 42 and 25/100 acres.

Beecher Samuel and Margaret Jane, his wife W.D. sold to Theodore Peistrup of Washington, Book W 220
22 Mar 1864
$1200
Section 15 Township 44 North Range 1 West
Beginning at the NW corner of lot 2 in fractional block 37 in John F. Mense's addition to the town of Washington from there S 34 3/4 W four chains to a post thence north 55 1/4 W two chains and seventy links to a post thence N 34 3/4 E four chains to a post thence S 55 1/4 E two chains and seventy-five links to the place of the beginning.

Book Y
**Beecher Samuel and Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to John G. Chiles, Book Y 557
13 Aug 1866
$7300
Piece of land in U.S. Survey No. 1910 in Township 44 North Range 2 West containing 96 and 25/100 acres.

Book Z
Beecher Samuel & Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to Ashel Munson Cape of Giradeau County, Book Z 422
23 Aug 1866
$1500
Part of U.S. Survey No. 1910 partly in Section 11 of Township 44 North Range 2 West containing 51 and 69/100 acres.

Book Y
**Beecher Daniel H. by atty in fact James M. Beecher gave release of mortgage Samuel Beecher (also see Book Q page 257), Book Y 611
8 Sep 1866

Beecher Samuel, W.D. bought from Stephen M. Jones and Elizabeth his wife, Book Y 626
6 Oct 1866
$400
Land in U.S. Survey No. 1910 in Township 44 North Range 2 West containing 25 and 61/100 acres.

Book 1
Beecher Samuel W.D. bought from John P. Herr & Sarah his wife of the county of Lafayette, Book 1 720
$300 being the amount of an old debt
Town of Bassora
Lots 9 & 10 on Block 1 also
Lots 5 & 6 in Block 27

Book 2
Beecher Samuel W.D. sold to Alfred M. Chiles, Book 2 87
13 Aug 1866
$200
Land situate in U.S. Survey No. 1910 in Township 44 North Range 2 West containing 3 and 75/100 acres.

Beecher Samuel & Margaret J. his wife W.D. sold to John F. & Robert. J. Wilkerson, Book 2 682
8 May 1868
$294
Land in U.S.Survery No. 1910 in Township 4 North Range 2 W containing 7 and 35/100 acres.

Book 4
Beecher Samuel W.D. bought from Albert Munson and Senna Ann his wife, Book 4 681
25 Dec 1869
$52
Land situate in U.S. Survey No. 1910 Township 44 North Range 2 W containg 1 and 6/100 acres.

Book 7
Beecher Samuel & wife Margaret J. W.D. sold to Elizabeth W. King, Apr 27 1871, 1 Jan 1872, Book 7 521
27 Apr 1871
$200
Town of Bassora
Lots 5 & 6 in Block 27

***Beecher Samuel & wife by John D. Herbbeler or Hibbeler? Trustee - Deed sold to William C. Beecher, Feb 25 1875 March 2 1875, Book 11 219, 180 acres in U.S. Survey 1910. T44N R2W

***Beecher W. C. Contract to J. W. King, March 12 1875, Jun 2 1875, Book 11 356, NE Part of U.S. Survey 1910 T 44 R2W

Book D
**Beecher Samuel & wife D. of T. sold to William C. Beecher, Sept 15 1871, Nov 7 1871, Book D 230, 108 acres in US Survey 1910 in T44 R2 West. $1.

**Beecher Samuel of Franklin Co.- no wife - D. of T. mortgage to William C. Beecher of Pottstown PA, Aug 17 1872, Oct 5 1872, Book D 383
$850
One climax reaper and mower, one farm wagon, one spring wagon, two harrows, one cultivator, one subsoil plow, two large breaking plows, one new ground plow with colter, two small plows, three shovel plows, one lawn mower, 4 head of horses and one sacking colt, one cow and calf, one heffer, 15 head of hogs, one feed cutter, one sett double harness, one sett plow gears, one sett buggy harness. If Samuel Beecher pays $850 plus interest in one year to William C Beecher this deed is void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Book 15
***Beecher William C. & Caroline H. his wife W.D. sold to S. W. Wilkenson Mar 19 1881 Apr 6 1881, Book 15 223
19 Mar 1878
$4500

Book L
John A. Collins of Washington, MO and William C. Beecher of Pottstown, PA gave a deed of trust to widow Julia A. Calvin of Pacific, MO of the first part and John A. Collins of the second part Jun 1879, Jun 16 1879, Book L 361
4 Jun 1879
$400
A certain lot situated in Morley's first addition to the town of Pacific in Franklin County, described as lot 8 of block number five said lot fronting fifty feet on Union Street.
6 months after date I promise to pay to the order of William C. Beecher $400 for value recorded, negotiable and payable without decent and with interest from date at the rate of ten percent per annum, payable to Bank of Washington Mo.
Julia A. Calvin

***Book 18
Beecher Wm.. C. & S. A. Attachment to Franklin Fire Insurance Co. July 31 1879 Aug 29 1879, Book 18 409, 108 acres

***Book 19
Beecher Wm C. Attachment to A. J. Seay Feb 15 1888 Feb 16 1881, Book 19 523.

6. Census in 1840 in Saint John Twp., Franklin, MO. 19 The 1840 census recorded Samuel Beicher with this household:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son William
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father Samuel
Females (born)
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 wife Margaret

Next door in 1840 is Matthew Caldwell, 60 to 70 years old, who may be the guardian of Margaret (Smith) Beecher whose mother died when she was a young child, and her father then returned to Tennessee leaving Margaret in Frankln County where she was born.

7. Census in 1850 in District 31, Franklin, MO. 5 Samuel Beecher, carpenter, 33, was living with wife Margaret, 30; William, 11; Sam, 8; James, 3; and Edward, 9 months old when the census was recorded on 5 Dec 1850. Samuel was born in Pennsylvania, everyone else in Missouri.

8. Slaves: in 1850, in District 31, Franklin, MO. 20 The 1850 United States Census Slave Schedule reported Samuel Beecher owned 1 slave, a 12-year-old black female.

9. Census in 1860 in Boueff Twp., Franklin, MO. 21 Samuel Beecher, farmer, 45, was living with wife Margaret, 42; William, 21; Adrian, 18; James, 13; Francis, 11; John L., 7; and Mary E, 3. Also in the home was Charles Matthias, 23, laborer, born in Germany. Everyone else was born in Missouri. Judging by the names and birthplaces of neighbors, they were living in a community with German roots. The post office was Dundee.

10. Slaves: 1860 Slave Schedules, in 1860, in Boueff Twp., Franklin, MO. 22 The 1860 census slave schedule showed Saml Beecher owned:
30 year old male mulatto - J. M. Ferguson
14 year old femal black - R. A. King
Note: it is not typical for any names to be listed, so perhaps this indicates the name of an owner of the slave that lived with Samuel?.

11. Census in 1870 in Washington, Franklin, MO. 23 The 1870 census recorded Samuel Beecher, 50, farmer, living with wife Margaret, 51; James M., 23, laborer; John L., 17; Lizzey, 13; and Chas. L. Kingsley, 20, laborer. Samuel was born in Maryland, everyone else in Missouri except Chas. in Virginia. Samuel's real estate was worth $10,000 and personal estate $5,000. The post office was Washington, MO.

12. Census in 1880 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 24 The 1880 census recorded at 130 King Street: Daniel H. Beecher [indexed as Bucher not Beecher], widowed, 62, store keeper, was living with his brother, Samuel Beecher, widowed, clerk in store, 64, and a servant and boarder. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Mrs. Sarah Gilbert Herr, of Philadelphia, aunt of Daniel H. And Samuel Beecher, of Pottstown, died yesterday, aged 80 years.", 15 Apr 1880, Reading, Berks, PA. 8 25

14. Newspaper: Union Record, 25 May 1882, Union, Franklin, MO, USA. 26 Circuit Court Proceedings
May 16th, 1882
Washington Savings Bank vs. Sml Beecher on note, first judgment $2426.64 second judgment $1213.32.

15. Residence: 1884 Boyd's Pottstown Directory: listing of Beecher households and occupations in 1884 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 27 Beecher Daniel H., h King n Hanover
Beecher Frank, puddler, h Beech ab Washington
Beecher John V., agent, h Apple bel Franklin
Beecher Lyman, (L & W. C. Beecher), h 315 King
Beecher L & W. C. drygoods, 223 High
Beecher Samuel, cashier, 223 High, h King n Hanover
Beecher William C., (L & W. C. Beecher), h High bel Baily.

16. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Pottstown Affairs: Mr. Samuel Beecher, cashier in L. & W. Beecher's dry goods store, has returned home from a two months' trip in the West.", 3 Sep 1884, Reading, Berks, PA. 28

17. Death Certificate: 31 Aug 1889, Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Samuel Beecher age 73.
Date of death Aug 31 1889 12:30 P.M.
Widower, occupation business man.
Born in Hagerstown, M.D., U.S.A.
How long a resident in this state: One month
Place of death: 4427 Lake Ave.
Cause of death: chronic nephritis. Complications: pneumonia, 2 days.
Place of burial: Philadelphia, P.A.
Name of undertaker: Fred H. Russ & Co.
Dated: Sept 1, 1889. Frank Cary, M.D., 3027 Indiana Ave.

18. Obituary: Philadelphia Times: Death of Samuel Beecher on 1 Sep 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 Death of Samuel Beecher
Special Telegram to The Times

POTTSTOWN, August 31 -- Intelligence was received from Chicago this evening of the death there to-day of Samuel Beecher, a prominent citizen of Pottstown and for ten years cashier of the dry goods house of L. & W. C. Beecher. He went West ten days ago to visit his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Dudley, in Chicago. He was the father of William C. Beecher, on of the above firm, and his age was 74 years. The body will be brought here for burial.

19. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: Death of Samuel Beecher on 2 Sep 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 29 Pottstown, Sep 1. Samuel Beecher, for ten years cashier of L. and W. C. Beecher's extensive dry goods house in this borough, died on Saturday in Chicago, where he had gone two weeks ago to visit his son-in-law, W. W. Dudley, and family. His son, William C. Beecher, of the above firm, was summoned to Chicago several days ago, and was present at his father's death. His age was 75 years, and death was the result of kidney affection. The body will be brought here for burial.

20. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: Samuel Beecher's Funeral, 4 Sep 1889, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 30 Pottstown, Sept. 3 - The funeral of Samuel Beecher, who died in Chicago on Saturday, took place to-day from the residence of the deceased's son, William C. Beecher, East High street, Pottstown. Rev. L. B. Patton, temporary pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. The pall-bearers were eight clerks in L. & W. C. Beecher's dry goods establishment, of which the deceased was cashier for ten years.

21. Book: The History of Washington, Missouri, 1939. 31
In spite of the difficulties of the years from 1835 to 1839, a number of substantial citizens had located in Washington, and were living here when the plat was filed.

Charles Eberius died in 1836, and his widow, Elizabeth, was married to William Truesdell in 1839. The brick house was sold to Dan Q. Gale, Washington's first lawyer, and the store was purchased by John T. Gregory. Andrew Cochran was operating the ferry and his little store in the river bottom, and A. W. Krueger had established the first drug store ~-the foot of Jefferson street.

Edward Reichard, the Jeweler and gunsmith, was located at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets, and Daniel Hammerstein, the first shoemaker, lived in a log cabin at Main and Lafayette streets. Godfrey Beyreis, the first carpenter, had built a little frame house south of Second, on Jefferson street, and Joseph Hardin's log cabin stood near the site of the postoffice, at Second and Lafayette streets. Other residents at this time were Samuel Beecher, Samuel McAllister, Dr. Charles Ruge, Robert Caldwell, and of course, Bernard Fricke.

Dr. Jacobs, the first doctor, lived in the country with the Nulle family, in a house built at the site of the convent, at Second and Cedar streets. Mathias Menkhans had a log cabin where the St. Francis Borgia High School now stands, and across the street was the home of the Tiemann family.

On Christmas Day, 1839, Dr. Elijah McLean moved into a house built on his estate near Washington, and thereafter he took a very active part in the affairs of the community. Elijah McLean had been six years old when his family settled in Howard County in 1810. It was dense wilderness at the time, for only seven families were living west of L'outre Island, near the mouth of the Gasconade River. His brother, William McLean, was killed by Indians.

After studying medicine under Dr. John Jones, of Warren County, Dr. McLean located at New Port in 1824. In 1831, he married Judith Rule, widow of Preston Rule, the pioneer storekeeper, and moved to Union at that time. In 1830, he had purchased land in the vicinity of Washington from William Owens. A few years later he bought large tracts from William Traesdell, Phillip Miller, Isaiah Todd, and others eventually acquiring more than 600 acres near he townsite. Much of this land is now apart of the City of Washington. Dr. McLean did his own surveying, and laid out numerous additions in the western part of the city.

Washington was incorporated by an act of the Missouri legislature on February 15, 1841. At tile first town election, held on May 31, William Cowherd, Andrew Cochran, Dan Q. Gale, John Bihr, Samuel McAllister, Elijah McLean, and Samuel Beecher were elected trustees. Andrew Cochran was made chairman, John T. Mense, clerk, and Joseph Hardin served as constable, collector and assessor.

22. Book: The History of Washington, Missouri, 1939. 32
The Washington Fire Company
by Dr. Elmar H. Schmidt
No one seems to know just when the Fire Company came into being. On May 29, 1852, two carpenters, Beecher and Johnson, were ordered to make two hooks, to be thirty feet long, and two ladders, to be "made with a slide so when let out, they will be 28 feet long."

On August 7, 1852, there is an entry in the town records: "Be it ordained that the hooks and ladders, made for the use of the town be delivered to the Captain of the Washington Fire Company." Thus we have proof that in 1852 there was a Washington Fire Company.

23. Newspaper: Washington Citizen: Grandfather Was A Carpenter Here Hundred Years Ago, 19 Nov 1948, Washington, Franklin, MO. 33 Gus Budde of St. Louis, manager of the St. Louis Sports, Travel and Boat Show, accompanied by Edward Beecher of Kirkwood, were in Washington Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Budde had been invited to address the members of the Washington Garden Club at the home of B. J. Hungate. His subject was "Conservation."
Mr. Beecher is a former resident of Washington and lived here with his parents many years ago. His grandfather, Samuel Beecher, was a carpenter here in Washington from 1838 to 1850. He also edited the Franklin County Observer at one time.
The Post-Dispatch printed a letter from Mr. Beecher last Saturday in which he cites several instances in which Army Engineers' proposals would flood out Missouri's treasured springs.

24. Newspaper: Washington Missourian: Newport Church Celebrates 110th Anniversary....Samuel Beecher and William T. Bramel were the next elders, ordained and installed October 16, 1859. Samuel Beecher and Richard Barron served until February, 1876., 1 Jul 1954, Washington, Franklin, MO. 34

25. Newspaper: Washington Citizen: "The Early History of Washington...Godfrey Beyreis and Samuel Beecher were the first carpenters, and Phineas thomas the first blacksmith.", 31 Mar 1958, Washington, Franklin, MO. 35


Samuel married Margaret Jane Smith, daughter of William Smith and Jane Miller, on 29 Mar 1838 in , Franklin, MO.1 (Margaret Jane Smith was born about 1819 in , , MO 36 and died between 1870 and 1880 in , Franklin, MO.)


  Marriage Notes:

They were married by James G. Rule, M.G.

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1 FamilySearch.org, Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V288-47S Samuel Beecher and Margaret Jane Smith, 1838.

2 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 17, 2005), Batch #: C507751, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0014145, Printout Call #: 1002748, Dates: 1807 - 1849.

3 FamilySearch.org, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7K5-P2Z Samuel Beecher, 31 Aug 1889.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29912710.

5 1850 United States Census, Missouri, Franklin County, District 31, Series: M432 Roll: 399 Page: 121.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK74-W8Q William C Beecher, 1909.

7 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 417301. William C. Beecher, father Samuel Beecher, mother Margaret Smith.

8 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 15 Apr 1880, page 1. Death of Mrs. Sarah Gilbert Herr.

9 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 1 Sep 1889, page 8. Death of Samuel Beecher.

10 Missouri Death Cerfiticate (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/), Certificate 17768. John L. Beecher. Father Samuel Beecher. Mother Mary Beecher. http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1932/1932_00018117.PDF.

11 John W. Leonard, A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St. Louis and Vicinity (The St. Louis Republic, 1906.), Page 46, John Lyman Beecher.

12 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/SamuelBeecher/1668255.

13 Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZT-Q7H Samuel Bucher, 29 Mar 1816, Zion Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD. Father William Bucher, Elizabeth.

14 Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990 (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDMG-YWB Francis Lee Beecher, 15 Jan 1906.

15 1820 United States Census, Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown, Series: M33 Roll: 46 Page: 110-111.

16 1830 United States Census, Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown, Series: M19 Roll: 58 Page: 197.

17 1830 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH53-19C Wm Bucker, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States; citing 197.

18 Cole County Courthouse, Missouri, Deed Book C, p. 258.

19 1840 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTF-DMR Samuel Beicher, Missouri, Franklin County, Saint John Township, Series: M704 Roll: 223 Page: 215.

20 1850 United States Slave Schedule, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVZH-QJB Samuel Beecher, 1850.

21 1860 United States Census, Missouri, Franklin County, Bueoff Township, Series: M653 Roll: 619 Page: 3.

22 1860 United States Slave Schedule (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKPF-NLW2 Saml Beecher Beauff Township Franklin County MO.

23 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M46S-WD9 Samuel Beecher, Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States; citing p. 77, family 647.

24 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWNP-H1Q Daniel H Bucher, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 54, sheet 545B.

25 1860 United States Slave Schedule (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKPF-NLW2 Saml Beecher Boueff Township Franklin County MO.

26 Union Record (Union, MO), 25 May 1882, page 4.

27 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1884 Boyd's Pottstown Directory. Printed page 241, online image 112.

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29 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 2 Sep 1889, page 2. Death of Samuel Beecher.

30 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 4 Sep 1889, page 3. Samuel Beecher's Funeral.

31 The History of Washington, MIssouri (Washington Centennial Committee on History, 1939. Washington, Franklin County, Missouri.), http://washingtonmo.com/History+of+Washington+MO/history_chap3.htm.

32 The History of Washington, MIssouri (Washington Centennial Committee on History, 1939. Washington, Franklin County, Missouri.), http://washingtonmo.com/History+of+Washington+MO/Fire%20Company.htm.

33 Washington Citizen (Washington, Missouri) (Washington, Franklin, Missouri.), 19 Nov 1948, page 1.

34 Washington Missourian (Washington, Missouri) (Washington, Franklin, Missouri), 1 Jul 1954, page 12.Newport Church Celebrates 110th Anniversary Last Sunday.

35 Washington Citizen (Washington, Missouri) (Washington, Franklin, Missouri.), 31 Mar 1958, page 6. Early History of Washington.

36 1870 United States Census, Missouri, Franklin County, Washington, Series: M593 Roll: 775 Page: 359.



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