Samuel Beecher
Barbara Winterode
John Cownover
Caty Covert
(Abt 1751-1822)
Henry Beecher
(from 1776/1794-1822)
Letty Cownover
Catherine Elizabeth Beecher
(from 1805/1810-)


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Catherine Elizabeth Beecher 1 2

  • Born: From 1805 to 1810, , , MD

   Other names for Catherine were Betsy Beecher and Betsy Bucher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: in 1816 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD. 3 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. 4 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. 2 "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)


1 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (

2, <i>Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994</i> (Images of court probate book pages online at .), Adams > Orphans' Court records 1800-1827 vol. A-C > image 501 of 746.

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

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

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