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MARVIN BECKWITH AND HIS WIFE .ABIG Alt CLARK 

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PREFACE. 

This work is the outcome of a jsearch .for the parentage of 
Marvin Bbcxwith, of Southington, Conn., and for the place 
and time of his death. The obvious method seemed to be to 
find snch living second-cousins, his descendants, as yet remain 
in Conne^icnt. The • knowledge sought was not in that way. 
found, but so much was learned of the bixth and later genera- 
tions of this sub-division of Matthew Beckwith's descen- 
dants that it has seemed mutually* plepsant and genealogically 
not unprofitable to secure it for the use of generations to come. 
In spite of rather too many typographical inconsistencies and 
errors the work is mostly to be trusted, since it is tlie collected 
evidence of intelligent living witnesses, whose willing co-op- 
eration has left the compilers little occasion for perilous guess- 
work. • 

While much care has been given to ancestry of allied femilies 
it will be well for each interested reader to test his own. Gene- 
alogical work is not less subject to error than other matter of 
manus^pt and type-setting, and it is wise to let doubt go 
before belief, in all ready-made pedigrees. 
.• The method, or want of method, by which the matter has 
been prepared and printed has made it sometimes needful to 
say at one page and unsay or say difierently at some follow- 
ing page. To meet such need the Notes were added, and also 
to receive valuable matter received too late to drop into its 
rightful place. 

In 1891 a book entitled ''The Beckwiths'' r:as published at 
Albany. Not a name or date herein is derived from that book, 
which work accounts quite otherwise for Marvin and names 
bt)t tlMity-four of his descendants, — and these, somewhat af- 
fe<5ted by arrangement and by some differences in 



4 Preface. 

I 
It win be seen that little attention has been ^ven to any 

ancestry ante-dating the New England settlements. Iliere 
could be no less scruple about accepting Marmadukb Bbck- 
WZTH and Anns Dynblby as ancestors than in the search for 
the true parentage of the Southingtonian patriarch. Most al- 
lied families are named in English peerage, baronetage, and 
landed-gentry lists, but the relationship of each colonial an- 
cestor to his namesakes in these lists is matter for proof and 
not for too easy assumption. Were such connedlion known it 
would have merdy historic interest. It has been thought that 
seventh sons of seventh sons are peculiarly endowed, tint the 
seventh daughter of one so endowed cannot hand down to her 
forever diverging posterity the heraldic honors worn by some 
remote ducal ancestor, — assuredly not if the continuity of the 
family record was broken by the founding of a new sodal order 
in the American wilderness'. 

The number of descendants not as 3ret found is not computable, 
but may be guessed at about one hundred, mostly in the eighth, 
ninth, and tenth generations. With such help as is herein given 
they who are living will easily place themselves in their rightful 
order among their more accessible kindred — here in paper re- 
union Issembled for the first time since David Bkcxwith in 
1804 led the partial exodus from Connecticut. The compilers 
owe very much to their known kindred who have hdped with 
indispensable information and encouraged by their most cous- 
inly sympathy this slight contribution to the rising flood of 
American genealogical collections. Their co-operetion has 
given it all its value, whatever that may be, as an original 
work, — excepting only some hitherto unprinted faifts of records 
relating to the earlier generations. 

Elkhom, Wis., OA. 5^1899- B. 



BECEWITHS OF YORKSHIRE. 

The name crf'MAiRBissB is found in a roll of Kingf William *■ 
knighta whom he led at Haatings, aa taken from Leland by 
Augiutin Thieny in aiq>endix to " History qf Ike Norma* Con- 
qiiat 1^ England." In a volnme of pedigree chaita for variona 
lamilica of the East Riding of Yorkshire it ia found that Sir 
Hngh de Halebissc held lands in the time of the Conqncror. 
From Sir Hngh to Thomas Beckwith jr., of Feathetatone the 
generations, as there shown, were : — 
XAI^Bissa. 
I. HnoB.u above, 

3. Hafo, »d MB ; manlcd lit, Bnma, daachtcr of WUUmd dc Braj and 
AdcUdc dr Itoabridge; id, Hand Knynton. 

3. Sir Hbnb, 4tta am uf Hogo and Bnuaa ; la«d of Cowton Id Cnven ; 

married adaocbter of Jobn, lord of UelUejr. 

4. SlrHercalu;niBnicd,)o Henry III., (isj6}. Lady Beckwith bncc* a 
, davgfaterof Sir William Bmce of Uglcbanibjr, and beircM of an 

catatc named Bkkwitr. Sir HercolM retained the MaleMate 
n and took the name of bla wife'* eatatc. 



'Bauo;— As alunm in the Ckamfaera Bnc7clop«dla the Bruce Kcnera> 



6 MaUhisse^Beekwiths of Yorkskm. ^ 

B8CKWITH. 

5. Sir Hcmlcfl (Jr. ); nmricd a dmn. of Sir Jobs Pcrrcn qf 
& Nidholas ; omried m dangliter of 8&r John Chawofftta. 
7. Haami; IMag in 1539; nuuried a daughter of 8&r Philip T^ter? 
a IXmiaai ; married a danrhter of Sir Girard Utiect (or, VrfUe.. 
9. Thonaa of Cttnt &c. ; married a daoi^hter of John Sawlj of 
la Adam, of Cttnt; married, 9d, Rlittbeth (de Ifalcbime), widov if John 
Heiiave, 4 Ridiard II.. (1381). Hia firrt wife irat aMtfaeaf hia 
childRB. 
II. Sir 'WUttam ; married a daughter of Sir Joha BaakcnriDe, vlu waa a 

dearendant from Chailemagne. 
la. Ttaomaa aC Cttnt; mar. heireia of Wm. Healerton,'of Plly, TboQ. &c 

He died 10 Heniy VII.,. (1495). 
15. Jdlm, 3d aon; married a daughter of John Baddiff of Ifnignvv. 

14. Robert of Bnmholm, ad ion ; ttving 8 Bdwted IV.,^ (1469). 

15. John ; Uviog in 1469. 

16. Sobcft; win dated Odt 6lh, 1536 and proved Hardi a|th USkfnts. 

17. Xaimadnke, of Dacre and Clint; married iit, Anne, daughter if Rob- 

ert Dsrneley, of Brunhope ; ad, Bllen, widow of William Ss4e, of 
ihaddockaon. In 1597 he sold Clint and bonght FcathcnBae and 
Aiklon. Hia children, aU by lat wife, were :-» 

/. TAoOToi. J. William^ died 16J4, j, Jt$ger, 4. Sjmm {of 
Fimi^fruS\, 5. Jame^ m, io Johm Tkorp, mi Wrmgbjr. C Jntu. 
7. ^Imv, m. io Robert Bamisier, 8. Grmee^ at. iojokm Xer&id, 0/ 
FlMby in Craven, '9. Kaiherime, m. io Henry Pttdujr^ Bery»ni. 

18. Thomaa; married Pnmceft,.heireaa of William Ftoit of Alktnc. She 

waa boned Nov. j, 1609. 
1^ (a) Thoana ; baptised in 1569. (b) William ; baptised In ts^. 

(O Ifaimadnhe ; bap. in 1573. (tf )' "And otheia,"— that i^ mn. 

\e) AUoe ; married to Richard Nelaon of Altoltea. 

{J) ; married to H. Kent. 

It has been asserted, and somewhat widely beUercd. that 
Matthew Beckwith, of Conneaicut, bom abont 16I0, wm the 
yoongcat aon of Mannaduke (17) and Anne Dyndcj, tnmgh 
the baptssmal dates for their grand-childien, Thomas jr^ Wil- 
liam, and Mannaduke, axe quite enough to show this IngiBsi- 
ble. If Anne Dyneley was a grandmother in 1569 she wv not 
again a mother forty-one years later. By any rrasonaKfecon- 
jeAure she was at least eighty-one years old at the. tzne of 
Matthew's Inith. It has not been pretended that the wiaxw of 
Mr. Style had children by her second marriage; but "onnld 
this be pretended, the probabilities are abont as strgogly 
against Mannaduke 's so late fatherhood. In 1610, theyen/igger 



Earliest Bedtwiiks of Connedkut. 7 

Mamadiike was thirty-seven years old, and he or one of his 
nnknown brothers may have been Matthew's father, thong^h 
not a scrap of evidence has yet been shown that Matthew was 
bom in Yoitehire. In fifteen generations, Sir Hercules to 
Mamadnke (19) inclusive, enough descendants must have been 
bom to supply every county in the kingdom with a &ir quota 
of Beckwiths. It, is neither assumed nor deniied here that 
Matthew was in some way a great-grandson of Marmaduke 
and Anne, himself in the twentieth generation. It is denied 
here that he was their son, and this as confidently as one 
rgedis a plainly false sum or difieremce in a simple numerical 



BAKXJEST BECKWITHS OP CONNBCTICUT. 

BlATTHBW BECKWitH and his known and probable descend- 
ants will be considered in the following pages. 

Stbpren BBCKwrrH, of Ipswich,' Essex, England, in 1634, 
then eleven yean old, was bound as an apprentice to Mr. Pep- 
per and taken in that year to Roxbuxy. He is found at Hart- 
ford in 1649, <^^ IsLta at Norwalk, where his name is still 
found in a voter's list for 1694. • 

Thomas Bsckwith, a '*poor boy,**, was sent over by parish 
of Terling, Essex, as an apprentice to Mr. Weld. He became 
of age in 1645, and ten years later his deserted wife at Fairfield 
applied to the General Court for divorce. 

There is no reason found for supposing that any Beckwith 
named in records of Connecticut towns was descended from 
Stephen or Thomas, — though one or both may have had 
daughters. Nothing known indicate any assignable degree of 
kinship between Stephen and Thomas, or between either of 
them and Matthew. Since no descendants of Stephen or Thomas 
are reasonably supposed, it has not been imagined that .they 
were additional sons of Marmaduke and Anne, of Dacre- and 
Clint. 



Avc&rroRS of harvin bbckwith. 

Matthew Bbckwith was bom about 1619 of undetermined 
English parentage, and ' not unlikely was <iearly or remotely 
related to bis namesakes of Yorkshire. The history of the 
: first-half of his life is as obscnre as that of 95 per cent of earli- 
est New England colonists ; bnt in its latter half a ^ew points 
are clearly enough established by the meagre. recordb at Hart- 
ford, New I^ondon, and Lyme. He bought the homestead of 
William Pratt, an original proprietor, . at Hartfordytn ^45. - 
About 1652 he was at New London and L3rme, his land lying 
in both towns. He was able to give land somewhat liberally 
to his sons, and it is recorded that in 1675 thirty acres more, 
were "laid out*' to him, all of which he gave to his son' 
Joseph. OAober 21, 1680 he was killed "by a fall in a dailc 
night down a ledge of rocks.*' This gave occasion for a ser- 
mon on the providence of God which took away Matthew- 
Beckwith and spared his fellow wayfarer. The inquest showed 
that he was then seventy years old, and this is the only evi- 
dence as to the year of his birth. . He left a widow, Elizabeth, 
who married Samuel Buckland,* luid died before 1690. 

Children: — a. Matthew. 3. John. d. Josep h. 5. JVb- 

ihaniel. 6. Caikarime. 7. Widow of Robert Gerard, i. Widow 

of Benjamin Grant,\ 

There are other dicnmstaiiceft told of Matthew** colonial life, some of 
which need xmA be donhCed very freatly, aome ahoald not be denied too 



* Samvel Bnckland married Hannah, widc(«r of Philip Bill, in 1690^ and 
died in 1700^ at New London. 

t A ton Benjamin ha^ been indnded with thin family. The compilen do 
not reject him abtolntely, thotiffh unable to find fiom Lyme, New Lon- 
don, or other trcorda a Benjamin Beckwith in earlier than 4th ireneration. 
It it anspedied that a grandson, Benjamin Grant jr.. was named in will 
and that by misreadinir he has been made to stand for a fifth son. It is 
admitted that it Is difltcnlt to find the tme ancestor, in second jreneration, 
of all the Beckwiths who have been accounted descendants of this shadowy 
Benjamin ; but this, is not the only pnsslc in Beckwith genealogy. 



Second GeneruHon, 9 

tMhly, and none are confirmed in any recotdi iovnd by the compllefB off 
llMse N0TB8. As to aome of theae not eiaential dctaila :— 

I. Since the younger IIHnthrop'a Sayhrook Point expedition in 1635 
off military nature,— a preventive meaanre againat Dutch encroach- 
It,— (though pennanent tcttieri accompanied or aoon fallowed), and 
from the omiaaion of Matthew's name in Hinman'a liat off eartieat Saybrook 
actUers, if he went at that time he may have gone and r e t u rn ed aa a Maa- 
aachnaetta soldier. From 1648 to 1667 Lyme waa known aa ''Saybrook 
Baat Side of the River,'* which faa ndaes some anaplGion that ICatthew 
waa neither aoldier nor setUer at Old Saybrook in 1635. ^' 

a. Matthew Jr., like his father, had elder sons named Matthew and John, 
and theae grandaons were bom at Guilford. This repetition of three namea 
in like relationa makea it rather more than possible that aa to reaidenoe at 
Guilford the aon haa been mistaken for the father. The tcywn record givea 
no aign of the first Matthew. 

3. If CapL "Lyrado" (perhaps somebody's misreading off "Lynde") 
left to Matthew a legacy of mentionmble value the legatee waa very likely 
the tea tator'a aon-in-law. The earliest Limdes were first of Beaton and 
later of Saybrook. Until proof or fair presumption of such a legacy can be 
shown the BeckM*itha need not care how the Lyndes were descended fhnn 
ancient kings and mediwal noblea. 

— 2 — 

Matthbw Bbcxwith was bom in 1637, as is shown by his 
tomb-stone, at Old I^yine^ His birth-place is unknown, but 
may have been at Boston. His first marriage seems to have 
been at Gnilford, though that is inferred rather than known. 
Unless his wife was named Sarah* she is likely to remain 
forever' unknown as to her family and place and date of her 
birth. She died between 1685 and 1691, leaving eight children. 
In 1691 he married Elizabeth, widow of Peter Pratt uid oldest 
daughter of Matthew 6riswold,f by whom he had a daughter, 

*The name Blisabeth, here, may be but a pait of the confuaion, in the' 
minda of earlv genealogists, of Matthew jr., at Guilford, with Ida father. 
While the following, from New I/mdon Probate Record. voL C, p mi, ia 
apparently not quite conclusive as to first wife's name it la at leaat worthy 
of notice. Keitiier doea omission of John show certainly that he waa then 
not living. The record is understood to run thus : — 

" Matthew Beckwith of Lyme, wife Sarah ; to aeven children by my lat 
wife, vis : MatUiew, James, Jonah, Prudence, EUiabeth, Kuth, and Saiah: 
to my beloved dauThter named Gnsell which I had by my ad wife and to 
her husband Bliakxm Cooley, land, said land beiuff unUea to her my aaid 
dmghter by her grandfather Mr. Matthew GriawouL I deaire Bnaign John 
Conit would assist executrix. " Witnessed by Thomaa Steele, Samuel Mar- 
vin, William Lee, and dated March 19, 1714-15. 

t Elisabeth Griswold was first married to John Rogers, from whom ahe 
divorced. She died in 1797. s 



xo Third Gemeraiwm: 

Grisell or Griswold. His will is dated Marcli 19, 1714-5, bat 
filed Jmie 27, 1737. He died June 4, 1727, aged ninety yeais. 
Childfen: — 

9. Matthew^ and 10. /oAit, born at Guilford. ^ 

XX. Jamss, born at New London, June x, 1671, and the three 

baptised Sept. xo» 1671. 
xs. Jomak, born at New London, Dec. 27, 1675.' 
X3. Frudence^ bom at New London, Aug. 22, 1676. 
X4. EliMabetk^ bom at Lyme, Feb*y 4, X679 ; married to John 

BaiU. 

X5. Ruih^ bora at L3mie, March 14, 1681 ; married ti Kdfaniah 

Koyce. 
x6. Sarak^ bqra at Lyme, Dec. 15, 1*684. - 
X7. CriuU or Griswoid^ married fo Eliakim Cool);y. 

— IX — 

JAMX» BBCxnirxTB was bom at New. London, jfune i, X671 and 
baptized SepL xo, following. From his 6th to his 6ist 3rear he 
lived at Lyme, where, Feb. 18, X693, he married Sailah Mar- 
VXN,* youngest daughter of Lieut. Rsxnold Marvxn and wife 
Sarah CXarks» and granddaughter of Rbxnoli> Marvxn, early 
settler at Hartlbrd (X635). In 1732 he and his son Samuel 
bought 200 acres of John Hazen, at Norwich, afterward divided 
between his sons Samuel and John. In 1744 he appeared at 
Parmington, and in X746 gave his remaining rights st Norwich 
to Samuel. In X752 he gave to James jr. and Rejmold each 
half the ferm on which he then lived, in south parish of Farm- 
ington. As this land and house was sold in 1756 to Dr. Henry 
Skelton, it is inferred that James died in that year ; for James 
jr. is thereafter found at Bristol, and the next mentiofi of Rey- 
nold is at Wallingford. Nothing is known as to death of 

•VtmUaa T. R. Msnrin.73 Federal St, Boston, eenealoffist and printer, 
BMiBber New BwUmd Historic Gcnealosical Society, sod, like his father, 
the late TheophOiis R. Jianrln, a competent and conftcientionsaenealoBiKt, 
to whose former invahiafale lahors the compilers are greatly in^ehted, if 
about to publish his late dfacoreiy of Bnglish records relatins to his fan- 
il J and reachina backwaid nearly 10 the time of Chancer, with e aU a A s 
from psrish registefs, aiid pietnres of chnrChes. A wholly new face wffl 
thns be fiiren to Msnrin fenealonr. Hence, the now obsolete early histoiy 
or the iunily is omitted here. There arc many livins Beckwiths who are 
descended mm this ancient and honorable ^iglish family, and snch are 
re f e n ed to the presently forthcomina work. 



Fourth GeneratUm. xi 

Sarah, bat her last child was bom in 1717. Children, all bom 
at Lyme : — - . . - '^ 

18. James^ born May x, 1695 ; married I8t« Rebecca Lamb, OA. 

i5« 1717; ^^t Widow Hannah Barnes^ J<m*y 19, 1749; 
3d, Widow Mary How, Aug. 28, 1760; 4th, Widow Abi<' 
gail Sperry, Feb. 14, 1769 ; died at Bristol, OA. a, 1794. 

19. Martha^ bom Ang. 8, 1697. 

20. Danid^ bom Odt. 13, 1699; ^^ ^ \Totk. , 

21. Saraky bom Dec. 23, 170X. 

22. Daniei, bom OA. 26, 1704 ; married Rnth Rice in i7'»8. 

23. Reynold, bom Feb. 15, 1706-7. 

24. SrMif«^, bom May 24, 1709; married his consin/ Miriam 

Marvin, Feb. x, x 738-9. 

25. Elizabeth, bom Jnly 23, X7X2; married to Josefdi Andrews 

jr., of New Britain, Jan 'y 31, 1738. 

26. Jahn^ bom.OdL lo, 1713; married Jane Wofden, Apr. 20, 

»737t at Norwich. 

27. Mafy, bom Jan'y 23, .1716-7; married to EbencMr Andrews, 

of New Britain, Nov. 4, 1742. 

MARVIN. 

I. Rbinold, immigrant,* at Hartford abont 1635, later at BuiBhigtoD, and 
Imftly at Lyme. 

3. Rbinold, married SAaAB, davahter of Gbobob Cxjuikb, of Gilford ; 
for •€▼€»! terms deputy to General AMembly ; UcvteBaat of cj»lonial 
militia ; died in 1676. His widow married OipL Joseph fiiU, from 
wbldi marrisge, also, th^re are now seveial Beckwitli desoendsBta. 

3. Sabam, yoangest child, bom at Lyme in 1673 S aiarried to Jambs Bbck- 

wira, Feb. t8, 1693. Flace and time of death not yet known. 

• • • 

— 23 — 

Rbyhold Bbckwith was bom at Lyme, Feb'y 15, 1706-7, 
[recoil at Hamburg] ; married bis cousin, Martha Marvin, 
April 4, 1732 [record, with baptisms of two children at Old 
Lyme] ; bought land at Norwich, Dec. 4, 1735 ; Inrths of two 
elder children and birth and baptism of third child recorded 
there ; sold land in 1741 ; appeared at Bolton the same or' next 
year, where Martha died July 26, 1742, and where he married 
Dorothy Sawybr, of Hebron, March 3, 1743; joined church 
by letter Irom Norwich in the aame year; had three more 
children before appearing at Farmington, south parish; re* 



IS BeckwUh — Marvin, 

ceiT«d "his portion** fromi James, his &ther, OA. 12, 1752; 
*'yi of $uiii on which I now dwell, in Sonthington*' ; sold this 
land in 1756; next Ibond at Wallingford, north parish (Meri- 
den) as eariy as 1768; «' striving, with others, for settlement of 
a minister ** in 1769; took "oath of fidelity " in 1777 ; died at 
Meriden, Dec. 27* 1796. "Mrs. Beck with died June. 26, 1790," 
and it is xeasonahle to infer that this church record at Meriden 
refers to Dorothy ; bnt there is another barely possible infer- 
ence, as may be shown. Children : — 

28. Mercy, bom at Lyme, Jnly 19, 1732 ; married Osee Web- 

ster, at Sonthington, May 12, 1757. 

29. SUas^ bom at Lsrme, May 29, 1734 ; married Keziah Royce. 

30. BCarvxn, bom at Norwich, Jan'y 10, 1736-7. 

3T. Reynold, bom at Bolton, Jnly 3, 1742 ; died July 27, 1742. 

32. huldak, bom at Bolton, June 16, 1744 ; married to Samuel 

Merriam, at Meriden, May 10, 1770. 

33. Reynold^ bom at Bolton, March 22, 1747; married Lydia 

Smith, at Meriden, Nov. 26, 1772. 

34. Martha, bom at Bolton, March 3, 1751 ; (died at Southing- 

ton, May 25, 1782) ? ♦ 

MasTBA Masvik, bom ft I^iii«» April 3, 1710 ; died at Bolton, Tolland 
eottBty, Ooaa., Jnly 26, 174a. She waa ftrat child of Capt Rbtnold Mar- 
ym*% second wife, Maktba, fifth ddld pf Setg't Thomas Watbrmaic 
and hia wife Muuam, only danghter of Lieat Thomas and Mahy Taacy. 
She waa manied at [Old] I^jme, (by Rer. Jonathan Paraons), April 4, 1732, 
to her eoaaia, Rbyhold Bbckwitr. ' [From a phiase in his epitaph Mar- 
tha's lather, the thifd in America of his name, is uom distiniraished a« 
" Lyme'a captain." Hia lat wife waa Phcebe, dan. of IJcut. Thomas Lee.] 
BOURNB.— I. Thomas, settled at Marahfield, (Plymouth colony), in 

1637 ; married Busabbth , in 1658, (who died in 1660) ; died 

in 1664, leaving widow Martha. Children : — Martha, (who Jbecame 
aeeoBd wife of lieuL Tracy) and— 
a. Blbabbth, married to Robbrt Watbrman, Dec. 9, X63S. 
TRACY.— I. I4evt TBOitAS,t of Norwich, bora in r6io ; married Mary 
widow of Bdwatd Maaon, of Wetherafield, in 1641 ; (and had second 
and third wivea) ; had aeren children bora at Saybrook ; an officer 

*Lcaa probably, periiqia, Martha, (No. 19), in her 85th year. 

t If Uent. Tracy was traW grandson of Richard Tracy Esq.. of Stanway 
HaU, and of BartMim I«ncy, his wife, th^ descendants of Miriam have also 
their share in an infenioaa scheme of ancestries wherein gods, emperors, 
BoUra of all degreea, and knights past reckoning form a most imposing 
procession. 



Beckwith. 13 

for service against Dutch and Indians ; served for Norwich at many aes*. 
sioBs of the colonial assembly ; died Nov. 7, 16^5. - 

2. Miriam, only danarhter, bom at Saybrook, 1649-50 ; married to 8eis*t 
WATEMiANinNov. 1668. 

WATERMAN.— I. Robert, married Elizabeth Bourne, as aforesaid, 
a. Seiv*t Thomas, bom in 1644 ; married Miriam Traoy in Nov. 1668 ; 
and died Jnne i, 1708. 

3. Martha, bom pec. 1680 ; married to CapL Rbucold Marvim , June 
30^ 1709 ; died at Ljme, in Nov. 1753. 

The foregoing chain of descent from MArrasw the elder 
to Ensign Marvin Brckwith, of Southington, is verifiable, as 
indicated, by the records at New London, Lyme, Old Lyme, 
Norwich, Bolton, Fannington, Southington (nntil 1779 the 
south parish of Farmington), and Meriden (north parish of 
Wallingford). The church records are so supplemented by the 
probate and the land records that no shade of uncertainty can 
exist as to the identity of James and his five sons. Of the lat- 
ter, James jr. sold land at Lyme to ** my brother Resmold *' in 
1732, and preceded his father and two of his brothers at Farm- 
ington. Daniel remained at L3'me, and is named in deeds in 
connection with his brother Re3'nold. Samnd went with his 
father in 1732 to Norwich, where he remained until his remo- 
val to Nova Scotia in 1761. John sold land in Norwich in 1735 
to "my brother Reynold,*' went to Farmington in 1744, 
returned to Norwich about 1755, went finally to Nova Scotia 
about 1760, w*here he died at nearly one hundred years old. 
Reynold followed his father and two brothers in 1735 or 1736 
to Norwich, (where one son was bom), sold in 1741, tarried 
eleven years at Bolton, received "his portion" at Southington 
in 1752, disappeared from all record there after 1756, and from 
1768 to 1796 is mentioned in such wise as to leave no possible 
confusion of himself with Reynold jr., or Re3mold 3d. At the 
first mention of James and his sons at Norwich, the record 
reads * 'James, Samuel, &c., of Lyme.'* At Farmington it runs 
"James, John, &c., of Norwich." At New Britain it is found 
that the Andrews brothers married re s pcAively Elizabeth and 
Mary "of Norwich," — and the dates and names coincide with 
entries in church register at Southington. At Bolton, Reynold 
joined the church "by letter from Norwich," and two of the 



14 Beikwiik— Fifth Gemerafum. 

chfidren tioni tliere are named in the manuigc record at t&e 
"North parish of WalTingford/' Thna, the towns at whicli 
the aevoal nemhefs of this fiunily sncccasiTely sojonnied hav- 
ing heen leamed with some difficulty, delay, and cost, it is 
nearly as easy to tface their way for most part from their cra- 
dles to theur graves, (the sisters Martha and Sarah only ex- 
cepted), as if it never had been obscnred .or wrongly indicated, 
lliereiore; the many descendants (of many family names) of 
Marvik Bbckwith need only to go and see for themsdves and- 
thereafter rest content with at least one well-attested chain of 
their cdottial descent. 

— 30— 

Marvik BscKwrrir, son of RsvNotD and Martha, bom at 
Norwich, Jan*y lo, 1736-^, baptized in March following ; name 
found as witness to signing of deed from his grand&ther to his 
nnde, James jr., at Sonthington, in 1752; reasonably believed 
to have been a colonial soldier of nearly the whole of 1758; 
married Abigail Clark at Sonthington, Nov. 15, 1759 ; served 
in Capt. Samuel Wyll3rs*ii company of Col. Joseph Spencer's 
regiment from May 16 to Dec. 19, 1775 ; appointed ensign of 
fourth company, fifteenth regiment state troops, in OA. 1778 ; 
date of death noted by one of his grandsons ( Gborgb, son of 
Hakvsv) as lying between July 10, 1810 and Dec. 22, 181 3. 
(These were the birth-dates of Gborgb and his sister Lucy An- 
GBUNA). It is believed that the time and place of Marvin's 
death (and like data as to Abigail) might be learned— if only 
the methods of courts and congressional committees might be 
employed. Children * : — 

J5. David. 36. Harvby. 37. Marcia. 

38. LuciA. 39. Marvik. 40. Lsmitbl. 

41. Abigail. 42. Salmon. 43. Susan. 

44. Sylvbstbr. 

CLARK.— I . James, nettled at New Haven ia 1658 ; narried, sd, Widow 
Am Wakefield, of whom bo children »e known. He ia aaid to have 
fcnoved to Stratford in 166^ 
d. SAMina., third of %;v^ children ; married Hannah Tuttlk, Nov. '7, 
1671 ; died Feb. 2s, 17J9-39. 



*One child di:d in Jnly, 1769, and another Feb. 28, 1767. 



Clark— TuHU^Brmtn— Woodruff, 15 

3. Samvrl,. oldest of ten chlldrea ; born at New Havctt, Avg. 7, 1675 ; max^ 

lied Hary Brown, Nov. 15, 169B ; died June 1% 1754. 

4. David, fifth of ten cMldren, bora at New Hmven, Sefit 5, 1705 ; manicd 

Hannah Wool>Rirpp, «t TanaingUm, Aug. 15, 1799. 

5. Abioaii^ ilxth of nine chlldrai^ bapdaed at PanDington, Sepit 9, 1719 : 

married (Vy Rrr. Bea}aaiia Cfaa]^nan) to Marvin Bbckwith, Nov't 
i5t i7S9> Time of death not learned,— ^nnleaa, at Vnt ■lightly proba* 
ble, ahe was that Mrs. Beckwith who ^ed at lleriden, June 96. 179a 

TUTTLB.— I. William, born in 1609 ; came to Boaton in 1635 ; to New 

Haven in 1659 ; died ikbont 1673. BurabrtBi hia wife^ waa bora in 

i6i9 and died Dee. ^ I6S4> 
9. John, oldeilt of twelve children ; bora in England abont 1651 ; married 

Catherinb Lane, at New Raven, Nov. 8, 1653 ; died in 1683. 
3. Hannah, oldest of eight children ; bora Nov. 2, 1655 ; married to Sam* 

VBL Clark, Nov. 7, 1671 ; ^ed Dec. 9^, 170B. 

BROWN.— 1. Francis with hia wife Mart came to New Haven in 1639. 

He died in 1668. 
9. Rbbnbsbr, fifth of six childrui ; bora Jnly 4, 1647 ; married Hannah 

daughter of John and Rbbbcca Vincbmt, March a8, 1667. (John 

Vincent was at New Haven in 1639, and died in 1659^ Bsbbcca, his 

wife, died in 1679.) 
3. Mary, fourth of seven or more diildrm ; bora Ang. 6, 1674 ; mirried to 
^ Samuel Clark, Nov.- 15, i6gB ; died at Clark's Parma, Dec 31, 1747. 

WOODRUFF.— I. Matthew, original proprietor at Parmington ; died 
in 1683. His wife was named Hannah. 
9. John, oldest of atx children : bora in 1643 '■ ^^ ^b 1699. 

3. Seig*t Joseph, fifkh of seven children ; bora in 1679 ; married Hannah 

Clark abont 1703 ; died Ang. — , 1796. 

4. Hannah, bora Ang. 99, 1704 ; married (by Kev. Mr. Whitman) to Da> 

▼ID Clark, Ang. 13, 17J6 ; died March 99, 1781. 
CLARK.— I. John, settler at Rartfcwd. 
9. John, of Farmington, married Rebecca, daughter of Matthew an * 

Alice Marvin ; died Nov. 19, 1719. ( Auce had first been wife i '' 

John Bonton.) 
3. Hannah, bapttaed April 4, 16B0 ; married to Joseph Woodrvpp aboKt 

1703- 



SIXTH GENERATION. 
. DESCENDANTS OF MARVIN BECKWITH. 

— 35 — 
DAVID BECKWITH was born June 12, 176J, at Southing- 
ton; served under Capt. Asa Bray and Col. Noadiah Hooker in 
1777; under Capt. Bray and Col. Rc^er Enos in 1778; and as 
sei^geant under Lieut. Col. Samuel Caniield, (at West Point), in 
1 781 ; had a seat, (pew 17),* assigned to him at Southington 
churdi in 1786 ; married Mabbi. Lank, at Wolcott, Dec. 18. 
X786; sold his land at Wolcott in Jan'y, 1804, and removed, at 
first to Whitestown, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; bought 61 }i acres of 
Ichahod and Margery Peavey at Paris,* (in the same county and 
near the source of Sauquoit creek). May 15, 1806; died there 
June 27, 1827. Children : — 

45. Alprbd, bom June x8, 1787. . • 

46. Belinda, bom Feb. 2, 1789. 

47. LezHi, bom at Wolcott, May 27, 1797 ; died at Chittenango, 

N. Y., June 18, 1837. 

48. David^ bom Odt. 20, 1799. 

49. SvLVBSTBR, bom May 11, 1803. 

50. Mary, bom at Whitestown, Aug^ust 10, I805 ; died at Paris 

Hill, Jan. 27, 1825. 

51. AsAHBL Lanb, bom March 26, 1808. . 

MABEL LANB'S ANCESTORS. 
LANB. — 1. RoBSRT, probably bora about 1638, in Biisl«»d-; came in 1660 
to Stratford, Conn.; married StrnsA, fonrth child dt Joftn and Mar- 
garet Pickeit, Dec. 19, 1665 ; removed to Killinswortli in 1695 ; died 
April a, 1718. Sarah waa baptised at Salem, Nov. 164S; died March 
II, 1725. John Pickett died at Stratford, April 11, 1684. Margaret 
died oa. 6, 1683. 
2. John, fifth of ten children ; bora at Stratford, Jnly 13, 1674 ; married 1. 
Lydia Kelify^ Dec. 31, 1700 ; 2. Hannah Parka, Jan. 16, 1711 ; died at 
Killingrworth, OA. 2, 1759. * 

* His father at the same time seated in pew 6. 



Lane — Kdsey — Crane — Griswoid. 17 

s^. Hakoaret, BCTeath chlld,(sister of t!ie press lin;), )>3ni at Stratford, 
Ang. 25. 1679 ; married to Theopkilus Crane^ Dec. 5. 1799. 

3. Daniel, fifth of ten children, (yoongeat child of Lydia), bom at Kil- 

lingworth^ April 11, 1710 ; married his covain,/nNf«ia Crane^ Jan. 8, 
1755-6 ; removed to Wolcott in 1775 ; died there in 1794. 

4. Dakibl, oldest of ten children ; bom at Kiningworth, Dec. 18, 1736 ; 

married i. Mary Gri^fffold, Jnly 14, 1763 ; 9. Sarah, dangh. of Amos 
and Ruth (Rogers) Seward, of Wolcott, April 6, 1791 ; (had removed 
to Wolcott in 1773) ; soldier of Cot. Samvel B. Webb's regiment in 
17^ ; removed about 1798, probably to Whiteatown, where he died. 

5. Mabbl, third of six children ; bora at Killiagwofth May «, 1766^ (bapti 

Jnne 8) ; married to David BBCKwmr, of Sonthington, by Rev. 

Alez'r Gillette Dec 18.. 1786 ; died at Paris Hill, N. Y., April 18, 1829. 
KBLSBY.'— I. William, at Cambridge in 163a; at Hartford abont 1635; 

at Killingworth in 1663 ; deputy in 1671. 
9. LiBUT. John, freeman at Hartford in 1658 ; removed to Killingworth ; 

married P.'uebe, daughter of NitAoiaimad Mary (Broiuon) Disbrow 

{or Desborow) ; died July 99, 1709, leavbig widow Hannah. 
3. BsTHBB, fifth child ; bora Sept 14, 1675 ; married in 1696 to Naihanie! 

Par melee, [This marriage may need verification.] 
3'. LvDiA, seventh of nine children ; bora at Killingworth, Ma* 96, 1780 ; 

married to Deacon John Ijane^ Dec 31, 1700; died April 99, t7ia 
CRANE. — 1. Hbnrt was in business at Wethersfield as early as 1658 ; at 

Killingworth about 1660 ; married, about 1663, Concurrence^ daugh- 
ter of John and grand-daughter of Vincent Mei^s ; died April 99. 

1711. He was captain, magistrate, and for 97 sessions a delegate to 

the General Court. 
9. Thbophilvs, sixth of eight children ; bora at Killingworth, Jan'y r^ 

1674 ; married Margaret Lane^ Dec. s 1699 ; died OA. 94, 1739. 
3. Jemima, sixth of seven children ; bora at Killingworth, April 93, 171^9 : 

married to Daniel Lane, Jan. 8, 1735-6 ; joined church at Wolcott in 

Nov.;i773. 

GRISWOLD.^i. Michael and wife Ann, about 1644 at Wethersfie'.Jl 
where he died in Nov., i68|. 
9. Isaac, sixth of nine children ; bora late in Sept 1658 ; married in ifiS'i 
Elixabetk, daughter of Stephen and Hannah Bradley^ of Gnilforc '. 
{Hannah was daughter of George Smithy of New Haven) ; died : t 
Killingworth, June 8, 1797. Widow married to Watson Wellman aii . 
she died OA. 17, 1732. She was bora Dec. 31, 1671. 

3. Michael, oldest of four children ; bora at Killingworth, June. 4, i€f^*> ; 

married Elizabeth Hull, Sept. 15, 1713 ; died June 8, 1753. 

4. Michael, oldest of nine children ; bom Odt 5, 1714, at Killingwort'.; ; 

married Sarah Parmelee, July 3, 1740 ; date of death not found. 

5. Mary, oldest of nine children; bora at Killingworth, May 99, 17-: 

parried to Daniel Lane ad, Jnly 14, 1763 ; died at Wolcott, Augu*. 
19,178^ 



i8 HuU—Loomis—PiBtrmaee. 

• 
RULL.^!. GBOROBWMst Dorchettcrin 1630; later at Windsor, sad also 

: Fklrficld. By his fint wife, six children. Died Any. 1699. 
a. JooAS, oldest child, born in Baglaad ; married BiitabHk LoomiM, May 
ao^ 1641 ; removed to KiUinrworth ; depaty, 1667-70 ; died Novem- 
btf 16, 1675. 

3. Thomas, yonagest off eleven children ; bom at KiUinrworth, March 

»« 16615 ; married Hanmah^ danghter iof John 6^ SusammaA SkeaUUf 
. of Onilf ord, Dec 10^ 1685 ; died aboot 179a 

4, BUBABBTR, oldeat off ten children ; bom at KilUnffworth, Dec. ao, 1691 ; 

married to Michael Griswoid, Sept. 15 1713 ; died Sept 97, 175s. 
X/>OMI&— J08BPK, bora at Bralntree, Bssex. tefland, about 1390 ; was 
at Windsor in 1638 ; died Nov. 25, 1658. ffis wii^Mary, danghter of 
Mobert mod Sri4grei U^kiU^ of Hessinf, Bssex, was baptised Ang. 24, 
1590 ; married Inne 30. 1614 ; died Ang. 93, 1652. Bridget White waa 
daoghter off WHiiam Aiigar, of Shalford, Bssex. She was baptised 
Mardi 11, 156a. JSiisabelh Loomis was one of eight children of yo- 
JM^ and Jfaryt uid was wife of /or^M /AOr. 
PAKICBLBB.— 1. JORH and Hannah caoM to Guilford in 1639 ; seccmd 
wtfe. Widow SitMobeth Bradley, seems likeliest to have been the 
Imndgnat mother of Stephen Bradley of Guilford, (mentioned at 
page 17). John's will was proved Nov. 8, 1699. 

a. John, one of the three children of Hannah, bom in Bngland ; Bebecca, 
lat wife, died Sept 99, 1651 ; (ad wife Anna Plane ; 3d wife, Hannah 
; he died Jan. 1687. 

3.'NATRANXBLwaa bora in 1645, probably at Guilford; married Sarah, 
daughter of Thowuu French and Mary Bntton, Odt 24, 1668 ; was a 
soldier of King Philip's war, and was kiUed in 1676. 

4. Natbanixl^ (Deacon), bora at Killingworth, March aa, 167a ; married 

Al*^ /TcCio^ in 1696 ; died Jan. a6, 1718. 

5. Saeah, apparently a posthumous child, said to have been bom March 

1, 1718 ; married to Michael Griswoid jr„ July 3, 1749 ; died later 
than 1759. Her parentage needs verification, though circumstantial 
trlflea give color to it as here shown.* 

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Harvby Bbckwith was bom at SonthingtoD, OA.14, 1764 ; 
married Martha Dutton, (his remote Mative by her descent 
fnnn Matthew WooDRVPP)»in 1787; xemovdl about 1803 to 
the eastward-adjoining town of Berlin, where he owned a good 
faim, and where his younger children were bom. He died at 
Southington in 1840. Martha died at the same place- May 21, 
1843. A very aged niece of Martha, hdng asked for her im- 
pressions of Harvey, said, among other things : " He was a 



*The names Nsthaniel, Mabel, and AFabel. in the family of Daniel and 
Mary (Griswoid) Lane were evidently derivca from Parmelee kindred. 



Beckwiik -^ DutUm. 19 

smart man and had a great mind. ** One of his grandchildren 
wrote, with mnch likelihood of truth, that he raised a fiunily 
of children who became creditable members of their l e sp e ftl i r e 
communities. In a little volume in memory of GborgbBbck- 
wiTH a granddaughter has paid a high tribute to Maktha'^ 
moral and mental worth. Gborgb, the youngest son, left a 
bulky diary including memoranda of some genealogical value, 
written in a short-hand which, perhaps, but one person living 
can trrnsliterate. That person, his daughter, once kindly under- 
took toeztraA this matter, and with considerable useful result ; 
but the labor became great, the further result of uncertain quan- 
tity and value, and the pressure o^f daily duties urgent. All 
living grandchildren of Harvbv and Martha, as fiur as found, 
have given invaluable and kindred-like aid to the work of this 
roll-call of the widely-dispersed and variously-named posterity 
of their revolutionary ancestor. Children : — 

52. Amos, bom Aug. 9, 1789 ; married Lucy Prout (bom Aug. 

5, 1783, died May 20, 1877); by calling a teadier; died 
in May, 1859. 

53. JoBi*, bom Aug. 18, 1791. 

54. Orrbk, bora about 1793. 

55. Jfarvey, died ininfJEmcy Aug. 19, 1795. 

56. Abqrail^ bom in 1798; died unmarried, at Baltimore, 181 7. 

57. Ira, bom at Berlin, Aug. 24, 1801. 

58. Harvbv, bom March 30, 1805. 

59. Edwin^ bom June — , 1807 ; died at Newcomerstown, Ohi'^, 

Nov. IX, 1857; unmarried. By calling, ateacher^ 

60. GBORGB, bom July 14, x8io. 

61. IrUcv Angbuna, bom Dec. 22, 1813. 

MARTHA DUTTON'S ANCBSTORS. 
BUTTON.— I. Joseph snd'wife Mary, of Haddam. 
3. Bbnjamik and wife Mary. He was bom in 1696 and died Jan. 27, 1791. 

3. Bbnjaiiin was bom March 10, 1793 ; maiTied i. Abigail Jones : a. Re^ 

beeca Woodtuf ; died abont 1803, as GeoiBC Beckwith tbooglit 

4. Martha was bora Dec. so, 1767 ; msrried to Harvey Beckwith in 1787 ; 

died at Sovthington, May si, 184s. 
WOODRUFF.— I. Matthew and wife Hannah, as at page is 
s. Samubl, bora 1661 ; married Rebecca^ ^^offiAitr d John Cimrk, 
3. Samuel, bora 16B6-7 ; tnarried Esther, daughter of Samuel Bird and 

Esther Wooj^/ard, [Samnel Bird (died in 1695) was son of Joacph, 



20 Bcekwith — Roof, \ 

u'ho WIS a Von of Thomas, of Hartford. Esther Woodford,, a dangliter 
of Joseph Woodford and Rebecca Newell ;— the latter was dangrhter 
of Thomas Kewell, of Farmington, and Rebecca Olmsted.] 

4< Rbrboca, b. Ang: i, 1796 ; 2d wife of Benj, Dufton ; d. Ifardi 8» 1803. 

—37— 
.Marcia Beck with, born at Sonthington abont 1766; was 

married to Stephen Root, of Farmington, died abont 1850, 

Her name seems to have been derived from that of her aunt, 

Mrs* Mercy (Beckwith) Webster ; as the name **Mercy^^ was 

oflen spoken and sometimes written **Afarcy*\ whence, by im- 

niroved taste, Marcia. It has been very difficult to find even a 

few of her living' descendants, and nearly impossible to obtain 

Trom these a name or a date. Something has been found from 

the Root and Newell Genealogies, and from the History of 

Wolcott, with a few hap-hazard crumbs of information besides. 

George Beckwith 's diary, mentions his >4sits to his Pardee 

and Matthews cousins, but no sign there of the Tryons, Al- 

lyns, or' of the children of Marcia 's sons. A grand-daughter 

of her brother Harvey has heard her mentioned as an excelleut 

old aunt, and this must be her epitaph. At some time in her 

early life her oldest maternal aunt, Mrs. Hannah (Clark) 

Barnes, gave her a 32mo, Oxford Bible, printed in 1739. which 

was to pass to the eldest daughter, in each generation, of Clark 

descent, whatever the name. Children : — 

62; Nanty^ married to Abel Tryon of Middletown, 

63. Amos, died young. 

64. Mary (or Polly), married to Silas Pardee, of Wolcott. 

65. IrEViA, married to Caleb Newell Matthews, March 17, 1825. 

66. Laura, married tp Jonah AUyn, of Torrington. 

67. Stephen, married Emeline Powers. 

68. Asakd, bom Sept. 1806; married Mary N. Markland, to 

Cheshire, in 1849. 

69. Martin. ^ 

70. j^manda, bom about 18 10; died at Plainville, unmarried, 

about 1832. 

STEPHEN ROOT'S ANCESTORS. 

1. JOMM, of Bsdby, Northamptonshire, married Mary Russell . 

2. Caleb, eishth child : married Elisabeth, danahter of Tkonias Salmofi ; 

died June 10, 1712. 



Root— Clark. si 

3. Thomas, third child ; born Jan. 16, 1702 ; married Sarah Dudley^ of Say- 

brook, Feb. 15, 1727 ; died May 13, 1789. 

4. Noah, third child ; bom Sept 5, 1731 ; married Mary GridUy, Jme 10^ 

1762. 

5. Stephen, second child; bom March 12, 1764; married Marcia Beck" 

with ; lived at Plainrille ; died about 1843. 

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LuciA Bbckwith, bom at Soiithinsrtosi, about 1768; mar- 
ried to her second-eonsin, Sbth Cx«ark about 1790; died July 
31, 1843. Children: — 

71. Ceiestta, bom M^y 25, 1792 ; married to Thomas Wood. 

72. f^ify, bom March 7, 1795; married to Henry Tompkins. 
73-5. Two children named Willard and one named Sylvia, — ajl 

died 3'onng. 

76. SefA, bom 1804 ; died 1825. 

77. NoRRis, bom June 8, t8o6 ; died March 28, 1887. 

78. Sylvia, married to David Nichols, of Southington. 

CLARK.— 4. ARRAMAJi, oldeat child of Samuel and Mary (Brown) Clark 
(seepaireis), was bora 06L 11, r799 ; married t. Mariha jyierOCL 
4, 1721 ; 2.. Mai^ery Gillett OA. 4, 1742 ; died Sept 23, 1789. 

5. RUFUS, fourth of ten children, bom Jan. 15, 1730 ; married Mary Neai 

March 22, 1753, who died, a widow, March 16, 1812, aged 77. 

6. Sbth, fifth of seven children, born OA. 24, 1770 ; married his secood- 

cottsin Lucia Beckwiih about 1790 ; died OdL 5, 1849. 

— 39 — 
Marvin Bbckwith was bom at Southington in 1770; mar- 
ried Rebecca Plant, of Southington, in 1796; his name is 
found as early as 1803 in a list of freemen at Wolcott, where 
his brother David had lived for sei^eral years ; in 1809 among 
the organizers of the first and only Episcopal church at Wol- 
cott ; was mentioned in 1813 as party to a law-suit ; is thought 
to have removed fbout 1826 to Cairo, N. Y., where he died 
May 8, 1837. Children : — 

79. Alva, born May 29, 1797. 

8o< Diana y bom 1799 (?) married to Stephen Jones, of Catskill, 
about 1830; had three daughters; died in 1840. 

81. Andre, bom March 30, 1801. 

82. Sally^ died young. 

83. 84. Sally and Sophia, bora Nov. 2, 1807. (?) 
85. James, bom about 1808. 



y/ • 



4. 




f779; X«r:r# 4^^0itr ^ Jmgpk ^ MmMk ( 

—40— 
LcmncL BKSvim «m boni at SoM fhi a gt oB, abovt 1773: 
Saixt Btrcm, of litrhiMd, aad is mad to ksve kad 

Op ^RBOIB tU9 VflUCBOiro* ^XiCW la flOiBC taSBC 

tor — ypoihil^ ooe of thcic WM — od Otorfa, b 1827 
MfS« Solly ficckwflfc liOB^lit o loC st XuniuntOB, bomdcd oo 
ooe aide by bad of Hon. Ganiood H. Bcckwith, who. in that 
ytmr^ icyjiica t o d tlda tovm ia the Icgislatsre. In 1830 Gar- 
wood H. dsad, asd wt wtMemtnt of his citatc. (whid waa 
feood la a dfot ), Mfa» Sally preaeotod a dasm of $248. Ia 
the aasM yaar aha sold her place, and aothiog htfer c ao oe c miag 
har ia feaod. It ia not knows how ncasiy Gaiwood H. BeA- 
with waa rdatod to Lmmukl ; nor ia it known where and when 

the latter died. 

—41 — 

Abigail Bkckwstm« bom at Soothington June t2, 1775 y 

mafned Kathav Cooks, of Harwinton, Bfay 17, 1796; dka 

at Rochcater, N. Y., April 18, 1846. Nathan once lemoved to 

central or weatem New York, but after a short stay fetnmed to 

Litchfield, whefe he died March 17, 1820. He was descended 

from Aarom Cooks, of Dorchester, Windsor, &c., Stephksi 

Post, of Saytnook, and nnmerons other known early ancestors. 



Beckwiih — Caake — Gilbert -- i/fitam — Ji^awe. 23 

This descent is of such geoealogical interest as to deserve full 
exposition at another place in this work. Children, all bom at 
Utchfield: — 

90. Susan, bom Aug. 14, 1798. 

91. AuGusnm, bom Dec. 8, 1799. 

92. Gborgb, bora May 14, x8oi. 

93. Phinbas Baldwin, bom Nov. 24, 1803. 

94. Mury, bora Jan*y 8, 1807 ; married to Charles Ward. 

95. Sabra, bora July 17, 1808. 

96. Lucretia^ bora June 27, 1814; died Jan*y 20, 1894; unmar- 

ried. 

—42— 
Salmon Bbcxwxth, bora at Southingtoii about 1778 ; mar- 
ried Mary Gilbbrt about 1804; time of death unknown. 
Mary bora March 2, 1 784 ; died June 30, 1870. But one child 
of this marriage : — 

97. Oscar, bora Odt. 15, 1805. 

-43- 
SusAN Bbcxwith, bora at Southington about 1780, or later; 

married to John Upson,* of Litdifield South Farms (Morris) ; 

thought to have been a native of Waterbnry. Children : — 

98. LuciNDA, married to Elias Burwell. 

99. Randolph Powlbr, bora March 27, 1817. 
100. William Lambbrt, bora Dec. 13, 1809. 
loi. Cmblinb. 

102. Jokn^ died young. 

— 44— 
Syl\'BSTbr Bbckwith, bora at Southington ; married Polly 

Rows at Cairo, N. Y. This family became extinct or further 

untraceable, apparently, in the eighth generation. Children, 

as far as known or supposed : — 

103. Jambs. 

104. Ransom^ married Maria . 

105. Joel. 



*Thiis far it hma been impouible to detennine this paiticalar John Up- 
son '• porentsfc, for his contemporafy nsmcsakcs were nnnerons. There 
Is no reason to donbt his descent fnmi Thomas and Bliabeth Upson, of 
Hartford in 1638. John may have been born at Southington or Waterbnry, 
or remote from either place. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

—45 — 
Alprbd Bbcxwith, bom June 18, 1787, at Wolcott, wliere 

bis parents married, and wbcre his lather paid church-rates in 

1789. He married Dorcas Hopkins abont 1822, and lived at 

Sanquoit Springs (town of Paris) nntil nbout 1837. when he 

joined his brothers at Middlebnry, Penn., and died June i, 

1841. Two or three years later his widow was married to Alva 

Myers, a widower with young children. Alfred's only child 



106. Chauncev Ingham, bom Nov. 14, 1824. 

—46— 
BEX4NBA Bbckwith, bom at Wolcott, Feb. 2, 178^; was 
married in 1806 to Chauncev Ingham, of New Hartford ; lived 
several years at Albany ,^^ residence theie including the period 
of the war of 1813-15; at Saline, Mich., about 1830; and 
at Utica later and until the last removal, in 1843, to Middle- 
bury. At the latter place she organized a Sunday-school and a 
primary schooL She died in 1864. Her knowledge of her 
father's and mother's fieunilies has been of great service in the 
compilation of this work. Whatever her relatives were wise 
enough in her time to ask of her was given accurately, and it 
is thus only that the order of Marvin Bbckwith 's children is 
now known. The records at Killingwof th confirm her arrange- 
ment of Daniel Lane's children, placing Mabel third instead 
of first, as wrongly supposed at Wolcott. Her only child was : 

107. Chaunckv, bom in 1807 and died in 1808. 

— 47 — 
David Beckwith, bom at Wolcott, Odt. 20, 1799; remoued 

from Paris to Middlebury, Tioga Co., Penn., with his brother 

SvLVBSTBR, and engaged in lumbering and farming ; served as 

deputy-sheriff, and as captain of militia ; died, unmarried, in 



iTfcs & Hymes. 25 

1865. His younger brother's older children held him ia some 
special regard as a fine old-fashioned uncle. 

—48— 
SYtvBSTBR Bbckwith, bom atWolcott, May 11, 1803; lived 
at Paris until his removal to Middlebury/ Penn., in the Tioga 
valley pine country, between 1830 and 1835, as nearly as 
known. He bought several hundred acres of timbered hill 
and lowland, built a saw-mill on Crooked creek, and cleared a 
farm. In 1843 ^^ served his tovm as justice of the pence. 
About 1841 he married Mrs. Julia (Ivbs) Hugg, daughter of 
John Ives, of Middlebury. She died April 15, 1852, leaving, 
by her first marriage, a daughter, Elizabbth, (who was mar- 
ried in 1 85 1 to Sim Spaulding), and four children by her second 
marriage. In 1853 Svlvbstbr married Charlottb Hymbs,* 
oldest daughter of Jacob Hymes. She died in 1854. Svx«VB8- 
TBR died Sept. 15, 1872. Children; — ^ 

108. Henfy Mortimer^ bom about 1843; soldier of Co. A, 136th 

Pennsylvania Infantry. 

109. Jambs Polk, bom July 10, 1844. 

1 10. Svlvbstbr, bom about 1846. 

111. Julia A., bom April 15, 1848; married to Elbon Samuel 

Noble, who was bom in 1850. She lives, a widow, at 
Elmira, N. Y. - 

112. Howard Pottbr, bom Apr\l 10, 1854. 

—51 — 
Asahbl Lanb Bbckwith, (who never used his middle name), 

was bom at Paris Hill,' March 26, 1808 ; apprenticed to a house 
painter at Utica, and followed that and other mechanical call- 
ings, for several of which he had much aptitude ; married Har- 
RiBT Angblinb Sbvmgur. 0<5t. 22, X834, at New Hartford, and 
at once settled for the next nine years at Chittenango, Madison 
Co.. N. Y. ; enlisted in ordnance service at the.ynited States 
Arsenal at Rome in Nov. 1843, serving ^ye years under Capt. 
James Smith Abeel, for which service he received a land-war- 
rant. In 1855 he was inspector of masonry for a section of the 
Erie canal enlargement. At the close of the next year he re- 



* Charlottb died in 1854. Her father died Dec. 14, 1867, and her mo- 
ther died March 90, 1875. 



26 Seymattr. 

moved to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where he died Sept. 24, 1873. 
While at Rome he was a working Odd-Fellow, and in 1856 
joined also Roman Lodge of Pieemasons. At Elkhorn he gave 
much attention to bine lodge and capitnlar Masonry, and was 
for some years high priest of Elkhorn Chapter, and, in 1864 
. *' sat in grand council '* of the Grand Chapter of Wisconsin, as 
"Grand King." He was one of the "brightest" and most 
" intelligent " Masons in the State. Children : — 

113. Albsrt Clayton, bom March 14, 1836. 

114. Edward Sbymour, bom Odt. 18, 1837. 

115. Ckaries J^atmond, bom July 19, 1839; died at Des Moines, 

Iowa, Jan'y 30, 1894. 

116. Gborgb HBNRV.bom April 13, 1841. 

117. Mafy Eiiza^k, bom Aug. 24, 1843. 

118. Lucia Maria, bom at Rome, March 15, 1845 ; died at Elk- 

hom, Aug. 31, 1871. 
' 119. Josiah Elhridge, bom Dec. 10, 1846", died at Rome, Peb'y 

14. X854. 

120. Harribt Ssvmour, bom July 15, 1848. 

121. Frances Elixabeik, bom Q€Cx 5, 1850; died at Rome, 

Jan'y 31, 1854; 

122. P|KBD H., bom Feb. 5, 1855,. 

HARR£BT a SBYMOUR'S ANCBSTOR& 
SEYMOUR.— I. RiCHAan and wife Maacv Mid to have come^to Cmm- 
bridge fftMn Chelmsford, Bases. He was at Hartford in 1639; at 
Parmington in 1^ ; a sele^man at Norwalk in 1655 ; died there 
Nov. 95, 1655. His widow became ad wile of John Steele, Not. 99, 
1^56. Six children. 

2. John, third child ; freeman at Hartford in 1667 ; married Mary, daugh- 

ter of John Cf Margarti Watson, of Hartford, about 16^ \JP^^ 
ITai^M died before i^] Bight children. 

3. John, oldest child, bom June 13, 1666 ; married Elitabeik,.^<t jroungest 

danighter of Robert Webster and Susannah 7>va/, Dec 19, 1693 ; 
died May 17, 1748. Blieabeth died Hay 15, 1754. [Robert, fourth 
son of Gov.yMit ^ Agnes Webster, married in 1^ and died in 1676. 
John, an early settler at Hartford ; was governor of the colony in 
1656 ; resigned and removed to Hadley ; died there April 5, 1661.^ 
Susannah was bom at Pitminster, Somersetshire, in 1699 ; died at 
Hartford in 1705. She was daughter of Richard 7>eat, of Wethers- 
field, and Attce Gaylord. Richard was son of Robett, son of Rich- 
ard, son of Williamf son of John, who dwelt in the parish of Trail 
nigh Taunton, Somerset, England, say, about 150a] 



Seymour — HurihiU — Bradley, ty 

4. John, oldcit of eiyhl children ; bora Dec as, 1691 ; married i. I«ydim 

Maflon, June aSt 1718 1 s. /fammaM Emsi^m, ICay 7, 1733. Nineteen 
children, — eleven of whom were Lydia'a. [Jmmus and Sarmh £m* 
sig'M, earij aeltlen at Cambridge and at Hartford, had a ion David 
whoae lat wife, Hehetabel Gnnn, conld not abide with him. Sarmk 
H^iicox hie ad wife (died Feb. 3, 1717-18) had aUo a eon David who 
married, Maj 14, 1701, Hamnak (died Nov. 14, 1719) dauffhur of Si* 
moM (or Simt€om) SmiiM, Haamak Emsigm waa bora Jane 19, 171a.] 

5. BuAS waa a ton of Hammah the heavily-laden ; bora Auff. 23, 1738 ; a 

■oldier of Capt Wooster'a company, CoL Samuel B. Webb's regi- 
ment, (enlisted April 14. 1777, for three years, but diichaf)Kcd Dec'r 
1779, disabled for life by a leg-shatterinff cannon-shot) ; had married 
abont 1767 Ttypkeaa Huribui, 
', J08IAH HuRLBOT waa bora at New Hartford, Conn., 0€L 17, 1769 ; mar- 
ried Fammy Bradley about 1796 ; removed to New Hartford, N. Y„ 
abont i8oa ; died March a, 1839. 
7. Harubt AifOBLtiCB, bora at New Hartford Nov. ai, 1807 ; married at 
New Kaitford, by Rev. Noah Coe, to Asalul (Lane) Beckwiik^ OA. 
Mi 1834 ; Uvlng (Aof . 1, 1899) at Utica. 

HURLBUT.— I. Thomas waa a soldier at Saybrook fort in 16135 and waa 
severely wounded in aitfUon (Pequot war) ; settled at Wetherafield 
on land granted by the colonial asaembly for his militaryservioe. 
His wife waa named Sarah. Sin aona^ 
a. Samubl, third son, waa bora in 1644 ; wife waa named ICart ; had seven 
sons and four daughters. 

3. Jonathan, Afth child, bora March a, 1677 ; married Sainh Webb, yt^y 

17, 1690 ; married a. Abiah , in 1703. Three sons and four 

daughters. 

4. Dr. J08IAR, sc« of Abiak^ bora Odt 10^ 1704 ; married Susanmak Lee 

and lived successively at Kensington and West Hartford. 

5. Trypbbna, fourth daughter, bora Dec 14, 1745 ; married to Eiiat Sey^ 

wumr about 1767.' Two sons and six danghtera. 
BRADLBY.— In 1637 Willt&m, Daniel, and Joshua, young brothers, came 
from I^ondon to New Haven, and at about that time came Francis, 
their cousin, (who was ancestor of Joseph Bradley, late of the federal 
supreme court). In 1644 their then recently widowed step-mother, 
Busabbth, (afterwarda wife of Jokn ParwuUe, and, later, of John 
Bvarts), came from Bingley, in Yorkshire, to Conne^cut with her 
children Nathan, BUen, and^ 

I. Stbphbn, bora at Bingley in 1649 ; married i. Hanmak, daughter of 
Georze Smiik, of New Haven, Nov. 9, 1663 ; a. Widow Mary Leete 
in 1683 ; died at Guilford, June ao^ 170a. Three sons, four daughters. 

a. Stbphbn, oldest son, third child, bora Odt i, 1668; married Sarak, 
(daughter of Andrew Ward and Tryal^ Meigs, and grand-daughter 
of Andrew Ward and Bather Sherman); Nov. 15, 1683 ; died Peb'y 
1701-a. Sarak bora Nov. 15, 1674.. 



28 Shiran — Humphries — Kirtland. 

3. Stbpbxn, 9d child, bora Any. 5, 1696 ; married Jemima Cornwell, of 

I/mff Island, in 1718 ; died June 16, 1789 ; aeven aona, fonr danghten. 

4. Timothy, 8th child, bora at Guilford, July 25, 1755; married Esther 

Skipman about 1765 ; died Sept 8, i8a6 ; seven sons, five daughters. 

5. Fanny, fifth child, bora 1775 ; married to Jasiak h. Seymumr about 

1796 ; died Dec. 14, 1841. 
SHIPMAN.— I. Bdwako, bora in Nottingham; came in 1659 to Say- 
brook ; married i. Blisabeth Comstock, Jan'y 4, 1651 ; 3. Mary An- 
drews, July 1, 1663 ; die d Sept 15, 1697. 

2. John, bora April 5, 1664 ; married May, 1686, AfariAa, daughter of J//> 

ckaei Humphries and Prisciiia Crani, and grsnddaughter of Samuri 
and SusauHah Humphries ; John died iir 1705. 

3. John, bora Jan'y so, 1687: married Eiisabeth Kirtland , Jan'y ii« 

1715 ; died at Chester, July 7, 174a. 

4. Samubl, bora May .21, 1726; married 1. Sarah Doty, June, 1745; a* 

Hannah Bushnell, Jan'y 10, 1754. 

5. BsTHBR, bora June 18, 1746 : married to Timothy Bradtey, about 1765 ; 

died Jan'y, 1826. 
HUMPHRIES.— I. Samubl and wife Susamnah, 
a. MiCHABL, married Prisciiia, daughter of Matthew and Priseilla Grant, 
of Windaor, 0€L 14, 1647 ; died at Simsbury about March, 1695-6. 
(Matthew Grant died Dec. 16, 1681 ; Priseilla bora Sept 14. 1626). 
3. Martha, bora O^ 5, 1663 ; married to John Shipman, May, 1686. - 
KIRTLAND.— I. Nathanibl. 

2. John, married Lydia Pratt, Nov. 18, 1679. Lydia was daughter of 

LieuL William Pratt and Elisabeth Clark, of Milford, and was 
bora Jan'y i, i66a 

3. Blisabbth, bora June 27, 16B8; married to John Shipman, Jan'y if, 

1715. 

— 53 — 

ZoKL Bbckwith, bom at Southington, Aug. 18, 1791 ; mar- 
ried Bliza Johnson, at Harwintoti, April 8, 1814; thrown 
from a sleigh and killed Jan'y 22, 1861. Hjs wife was bom at 
Southington in 1794 and died March 11, 1873. Children. — - 
An infant died Nov. 17, 1815. ' 

123. Henry, bom Jan'y 3, 1816; died March 15, 1817. 

124. Nblson, bom March 6, 1817 ; die4 in 1858. 

125. James Henry, bom July 15, 1819; died Aug. 17, 1821. 

126. Jane Eliza, bom Aug. 6, 1822 ; died March 19/1832. 

127. James Ira, bom Nov. 7, 1825 ; died Odt. 10, 1826. 

128. EuzA JANB, bom Feb. 17, 1832. 

129. 130. Sarah Adbunb, and Samubl Valbntinb, bom 

Jan'y 2, 1836. 



Beckwith, 29 

— 54 — 

Orrkn Beckwith, bom at Southington about 1793 ; mar- 
ried Abigail Hoisikgtox; removed westward, perhaps to 
Michigan ; died about 1854. It is understood that he had %y^ 
or six children, of whom it is known only that: 130. Celestia 
became Mrs. Pier, and in 1859 .lived at Albion, N. Y. ; and 131. 

, was married to Warren P. Beebe and lived in 1859 at 

Allen's Hill, Ontario Co., N. Y. 

— 57 — 

Ira Beckwith, son of Harvey, was bom at ' Sonthington, 

Aug. 24, 1801 ; went about 18 19 to Oppenheim, N. Y., where, 
July 3. 1825, he married Elizabeth Lew; died Nov. 15, 1866. 
He was a model farmer, a sound, upright business man, one of 
the organizers of the Republican party in Pulton county, for 
twenty -three years a justice of the peace, and under the con- 
stitution of 1822 an associate judge of the County Court of Com- 
mon Pleas : — a man worthy of his olden descent. Elizabeth 
was daughter of Dolphus Lew, of Oppenheim, (a native of 
Boston). She was bom Dec. 28, 1804, and died Aug. 23, 1889. 
Children : — 

132. MoRELL Dolphus, bom Aug. 24, 1829. 

133. Charles Edwin^ bora Aug. 15, 1835; died July 23, 1862; 

unmarried. 

134. AxGELiNE Clarissa, bom Jan. 5, 1826. 

-58- 
Harvbv Beckwith was bom at Berlin, March 30, 1805- 
married Laura Peck at Wolcott; died at Southington, Dec. 
a6, 1866. He was his brother George's assistant in his work 
of almanac-making and of surveying, and had something of an 
"original** tnm of mind. Laura was daughter of Lucius and 
Phoebe Peck, of Bristol. She was bom July 7, 1800. .Child :- 

135. Nancy, bom Aug. 15, 1836. 

— 60— 

George Beckwith was bom at Berlin, July 14, 1810 ; mar- 
ried Ph(£be Ann (Booth) Lewis about 1840; died at New 
Haven, July 12, 1880. His widow was bom May ^, 1806 and 
died Feb. 19, 1882. George easily shone first, intellectually, 
in a family of bright children of a shrewd father and intelli- 



50 Seventh Generatwu, 

m 

gent and good mother. His liking turned early to study, and 
after leaving the district-school, he became his own schoolmas- 
ter. He became proficient in the higher mathematics, and from 
reading the English classics he formed for himself a clear» 
strong style of writing and speaking on snch occasions as 
called out his best. He was teacher, surveyor, civil engineer, 
and lecturer. He began in 1848 the publication of the Deck- 
with Almanac^ which is still edited by his daughter. ^ His as- 
tronomical data for this work were calculated for several years 
following his death. The Connecticut chronology hnd necrol- 
ogy in this annual is of permanent value. He was among the 
pioneers of abolitionism and prohibitionism in Connedlicut, 
and whatever he believed he uttered distin<flly. His eccen- 
tricities are still recalled, but these were merely outward. His 
mind was orderly and logical, and all his important actions 
were moved by his unvarying love of truth and justice. He 
died while addressing a temperance meeting at New Haven, 
his home, having but just begun to speak. Children : — 

136. Martha Lbwis, bom Dec. 1841. 

137. Damon Howard* bom Odt. 29, 1S51 ; died Oift. 29, 1856. 

—61 — 
Lucy Angbuna Bsckwith, bom at Berlin, Dec. 22, 1813 : 
married to Lorbnzo Turnbr Bubll about 1844; died Nov. 1, 
1865. Children : — 

138. Sarah Prances, born Kvag. 17, 1845. 
138a. A 8on who died in infancy. 

139. Orren Benjamin^ born Nov. 1850 ; lives at PlantsviUe, Conn. 
14a Gborgr Emerson, bom Dec. 185a. 

I/irenso Turner Buell was bom at Wallingford, April 16, 1816 ; died at 
Sonthington, Feb. 6* 1876. He was son of Benjamin Buell and grandson 
of Martin BneU, both of Walltngford. 

-64 — 

Mary Root was married to Silas Pardee, of Wolcott, and 
had children : — _ ^ 

141. Lewis, i|3. Eiiza, i\\. Olivia. 

i|^ SUzs, mirri^d Miry B'o:k;tt, of Witerbury, Mirch \, i%\{, 
145. ijauta Ann, 146. BeHttda. 147. Afn/'i M, 

148. PMly. i49b RacM, lyk Maria: 



* In the Beckwiiit Almanac for i8'a was a tribute to the memory of this 
little boy, meat creditable to the father's taste and feeling. 



Rooi — Clark. ^ 31 

Silas Pardee was born Sept 13, 1795. He was son of David Pardee (died 
Feb. 18 14) and Polly Spencer (died April 15, 1809) ; and grandson of ^ph- 
alet Pardee, whose first wife was a Blakeslee, and his second wife was 
Widow Bishop. David was oldest of five children, and he was probably 
son of the first wife. 

-65- 
Levia Root was married March 17, 1825 to Cai.bb Nbwbll 
Matthbws; died Aug. 13, 1872. Calbb N., son of Caleb Mat- 
thews and Sarah Newell, was bom Odt. 20, 1796. Children : — 

151. Charlbs HsffRV, bom April sa, iBsfi. 

152. Byron^ bom May sa, iSaB ; died at Whigville, Feb. sS, 1899. 
153^ PBNBLoif, bom Nov. 12, 1850. 

154. Theron^ bom April 8, 1854 ; died Nov. 98, 1835. 
154a. Sarak^ bom Sept 99, 1835 ; died Aug. 7, 1857. 

155. Sarah, bom Bfarch 31, 1839. 

—67- 
Stephbx Root Jr., married Bmelinb Powers, of Middle* 
town. He was a house-painter at Plainville, but inquiry at 
that place gives no useful result. His children, as found in 
the Rooi Geueaicgy, were : ^- 

156. I./vf a, married to Sylvester -Warner. 

157. Caroline, 

: 158. Henry, .died, aged twenty-five yean. 
159. Martha, bom March 16, 1835 ; married, Aug. 11, 1853, to Ferdinand 

Saffe, of Middletown. 
16a Berkeley, married Mary Blake, of Middletown. 
161. John Erwin, of Meriden. 
163. Mary, bom Nov. 9, 1845 ; married to Charles Parsons, of Rocky Hill. 

163. Leonard, bom in 1851 ; died in 1856. 

— 77 — 
NoRRis Clark, bom June 8, 1806 ; married Harriet Bas- 

SETT in 1827 ; died at Plainville, March 38, 1887. Children : — 
163a. A daughter who died in infancy. 

164. Elisa A., bora July 29, 1830 ; died 

165. Bmoobnb H., bom Jnne 19, 1832. 
t66. Allison N., bom O^ 9, 1837. 

167. Sarah Ann, bom Feb. 2, 1839. 

168. Gborge Dwight; bom Dec. 31, 1843. 

-78- 

'^ Sylvia Clark was married to David Nichols, of South- 
ington. Children : — 
Infant, died Nov. 3, 1840. 

169. David C bom in' 1837 ; died March 5, 1841. 



$2 Seventh GsHsrjtlon, 

• 
17a Lola A.t died March 25, 1843. 
171. iUiiPiArfy, died May II, 1&48. 
173. fTaiter, 

173. Lbnthal (or, " Lemihia " ? ) ; married Caroline Castle. . 

— 79 — 

Alva Bbckwith, born at Southington. May 29, 1797 ; mar- 
ried, at Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y., 06t. 31, 1819,' Hannah 
Brush ; removed to Willonghby, Ohio, and thence to Monroe, 
Mich,, where he-died Odi. 11, 1835. Children: — 

174. Diana L., bom July 31, 1820. 

175. Marvin Edward, bom Nov. 4, 1823. 

176. Elvira M., bom May 13, 1B27. 

177. Sarah Sophia, bom at Monroe, July 11, 1832 ; died 

178. Ann Eliza, bom Jan. 26, 1834. 

Hannah Brush waa bom in the dty of New York, Jnly 10, 1800 ; mar* 
ried i. aa above ; a. to Joseph Wkftb, Jan. i, i8j8, and had a dan^hter, 
Sarah BLiZAaBTH Whitb, bom at Willonahby, Odt 27, 184a Hannah 
was danirhter of Biwird Brash (b3ra on l/>nr Island, Dec. 25, 1775) and 
'Martha Ualtlead (b. OA. 19, 1777 and married Feb. 10^ 1798). BCartha waa 
daughter of Bdward Halatead and Martha FeiRUSon, and gTanddanghter of 
lliomas Halatead who married, Feb. 2, 1748, Phoebe Maricha Bogardna 
(bom in 1729). Thomas died at New Paltz, May 17, 1792. 

— 81 — 

Andrb Bbckwith, bora at Southing^ton, Marcb 30, 1801 ; 
moved to Obio and married, Nov. 1832, Sally Paris; lived 
at Chester; died Aug. 23, 1888. His wife was daughter of 
John and Lucinda Paris, and was bom at Kirtland, Ohio, and 
died Nov. 12, 1889, having outlived his four sons. Children, 
all bom at Chester : — 

179. James, bom Dec. 2, 1834 ; enlisted Aug. 11, 1862 in Co. E, 

105th Ohio infantry, and died at Louisville, Ky., Odt. 
8, 1862. ^ 

180. Salmon, bom March 23, 1840; enlisted Dec. 16, 1861 in 

Battery G, ist Ohio light artillery, and waa discharged 
for disability Feb. 27, 1863. Died April 20, 1863. 

181. Lucien, bom June 6, 1842 ; enlisted Aug. 11, 1862 in Bat- 

' tery G, ist Ohio light artillery, and died at Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1863. 

182. Marion E., bom Dec. 5. 1845. 

183. Ira, born Jan. 24, 1850; died at Chester, Jan. 27, 1867. 



Childreu of Marvin cS* Rebecca. 33 

-83- 
Sally Bkckwith^ born at Wolcott, Nov. 2, 1807 ; married 
to JosBPU H. B/>WMAN. Children : — 

184. Aanni, born Sept. 23, i8a8 ; married to Milton J. Byington. 

185. Laurinda^ bom July 3, 1830; married to J. W. ICaTice, and lives at 

or near Albany. 

186. James. 

187. Jasepkime, bom Feb. a8» 1835 ; married to i. Garrett Bmericb ; ^. John 

Piatt 
i33. Sarahs May 8, 1837 ; mirrisd, Dec, 23. 1858, to Jordon Lane (bom Jan. 
3. 1830, died Feb. 93, 1866) and had children, Joseph and A. Buffenia. 
Second marriage, Dec. 27, 18691 ^ Jeremiah Overbangh, (bom July 
1, 1898, died Nov. 23, 1894)1 snd had children, Feicival J., Bertha L., 
and Mary B. Sarah lives at Kiskatom, Greene Co., N. Y. 

189. Luther^ bom May 7, 1839 ; married Mary Ostrom. 

190. Harrieit bom O^ .14, 1841 ; married to William G. Clarke. . ~ 

191. Julia, bom March 18, 1844 ; died in 1863. 

193. Mary, bom Nov. 12, 1845 ; married to William W. Butler. 

193. Joseph, bom Sept 1848? 

— 84 — 

Sophia Bbckwith, bom at Wolcott, Nov. 2, 1807;* mar- 
ried Orrin a. Rbbd; died at Kingston in 1887. Cbildren: — 

194. Joseph, 195. Mary Augusta. 196. Hit am. 
'i^'John. i^ James, 199. yfivw. 

20a Harriet. 201. Dewiti. itn. Comeiius. 

Two now unknown. 

-85- 

Jambs Bbckwith was bom at Wolcott about 1808 ; was at 
one time in business with his brother Ira, at Little Falls, 
N. Y., as a shoe-dealer; married Matilda, daughter of Henry 
Hamman, at Little Palls; lemoved to Troy, Miami Co., Ohio; 



* In 1861 Geoffe Beckwith, (60), then of New Haven, riiited hit cousin 
Clark Beckwith, (86), at Cairo, and gathered there the names and Mrth- 
d ites of his Uncle Msirvin's children, as Clark supposed these dates and the 
order of children to have been. That Clark did not know the ezaA ages of 
his seniors is evident, but he knew he was himself bom Ang. 6, 1830 ; and 
s'.ncs dates for Alva an d Andre were known in Ohio with fike ezaidtness^ 
three daughters, with James (and probably I«oren),'are to be interpolated 
somehow between 1801 and i8ia George's notes run thus: — "Marvin 
"Bic'swith and Rebecca Plant were married at Southington, Sept. 1796. 
*' Their children were Alva, bom about 1798 ; Diana, bom about 1800 ; An- 
" dres, born about 1803 ; Sally bom about 1806, died in 1809 ; Luren, bom 
" about 1815, married and had iwo children, aged about jo ; SalW and So- 
"phia, twins, bom Nov. a, about 1807 ; James, bom about 1806." This 
m\y imp y that SaUy the twin-child was not named until the older Sally's 
death. Tue probable order from Andre li'as, Sally, say 1803 ; I«oien, 1805 ; 
the twins, 1807 ; James, 1808 ; &c. 



34 Seventh Ceneruiiam. 

died about 1856, leaving bnt one known child : - 203. Elizabeth. 

—86— 
Clark Bbckwitu, was born at Wolcott, Aug. 6, 1810 ; said 
to have peddled for four years from 1826 in various States, but 
a letter written to Alva in 1828 shows he was then clerk in a 
store in some ^wn in Tioga Co.» Penn.; went into business 
about 1830 at Cairo, N. Y., where he prospered until his long 
last sickness, owning a store, hotel, and farm, as undenitood. 
His few letters seen show him an intelligent and right-minded 
man, having also a warm regard for the far absent members of 
his Other's family. He married Eliza Curtiss at Cairo, April 
I3> 1833; died JuTy 12, 1868.* Children, all bom at Cairo:- 

204. Colvin, bom Dec. i, 1834; enlisted July 5, 1861 in Co. A, 

25th N. Y. infantry, discharged Jan. 30, iS^ ; en- 
listed July 26, 1862 as sergeant in Co. B, 131st N. Y. 
infimtry ; said to have been killed April 13, 1863. 

205. Devillo, bom Aug. 6, 1838; mate- of y. S. Schooner 

**Buena Vista" in civil war service; died at home on 
sick furlough, in 1864. 

206. Celestia, bom Jan. 30, 1841 ; married to Lockwood; 

2. to John Hyde ; 3. to O. W. Stoddard. Lives at 
Puriing,N. Y. 

207. Zanoni, bom Nov. 10, 1842. 

208. Eugenia, bom Jan. 3, 1846; married i. to Gilbert Van 

Valkenburgh; 2. to Hiram Bogardus; lives at Pur- 
ling. 

209. Jeannette, bora Aug. 27, 1851 ; married to Jacob Brandon.; 

lives at Coxsackie, N. Y. 
ALCOTT. — (Thii name, for four American genentions, was written and 
spoken '* Aloock," and for the next two seneradont, *' Alcox." Abont 1825 
the families at Woloott adopted the present fonn of the name, thereonto 
moved by the advice and example of their eminent kinsmen, Amos Bran- 
son Alcott and Dr. William Alexander Alcott ) 

1. Thomas and wife ICakoary, came with Gov. Winthrop in 1650. The^ 
lived at Charlestown, Dedham, and Boston. Thomas died at Boston, 
Sept 14, i6!S7. MaiBary became wife of John Benham, of New Ha- 
ven, about 166a 

* Part of the data relating to this famil v was derived from George Beck- 
with's diarf , and nearly all of it may be inaccurate. Geofge was not a 
genealogist, bnt a warm-hearted man who kindly visited his cousins when 
mutually convenient, and made notes of his visits. 



k 



j4ko/i — Curiiss. 35 



2. Phiup, born at Dedham, in 164^; manied 1. Blizabetfa» only daughter of 
Thomas Mitchell, Dec. 6. 1672 ; 2. Widow Saiah Butler, of Wethers- 
field, April 4, 1699 ; died in 1716b 

5. John, bom at New Haven, July 14, 1675 ; maxried Susannah Heaton, 
about 1 701 ; died in liarch, 1723. Susannah died in 1737. She was a 
daughter of James Heaton and Sarah Street* James was sou of Na- 
thaniel and Blisabeth Heaton. Sarah, was daughter of Rev. Nicholas 
Street, immigrant, who was son of Nicholas Street Jr. and Susannah 
Gilbert, grandson of Nicholas and Uary Street^ and great-gxandson 
of Richard Street. 

4. John, bom at New Haven, Jan. 14, 1705 ; married Deborah Blakeslee, 

Jan. 14, 1730, and removed to Spindle Hill, in the present town of 
Wolcott ; died Jan. 6^ 1677. Deborah died Jan. 7, 1789. She was a 
daughter of John and I«ydia Blakeslee, and granddaughter of John 
Blakeslee and Grace Ventrus. John Sr. was son of Samuel BlakMlee 
and Hannah, daughter of John and Slisabetfa Potter. Grace wasr the 
daughter of Moses and Grace Ventrus. (John Blakeslee Jr. was bom 
July 16, 1676 ; married Ljrdia ^— * about 1697. Lydia died Odt 12, 
1723. After two more marriages, both childless; John died in 1743. ) 

5. Anna, youngest daughter, bom later than 1751 ; married to Abbl Cur- 

Tiss ; died Peb. 5, 1822. Their son Isaac was bom at Wolcott, Peb^ 

It, 1783. (His wife's mother was BUabeth, daughter of Nathaniel 

Hathaway.) He removed to Cairo, where hia daughter Bf.fiSA, wife 

of Clark Beckwilh, was bom at Cairo, Pebw aSi 1813 and died there 

April 20k ^^9^ 

— 87 — 

Ira Bbckwith, son of Marvin and Rbbbcca, was bom at 
AVolcott, June 7, i8ia ; lived at Cairo and at Little Falls ; died 
Jan. 24, 1870. His first wife, Mary Hamxam ,was bom Sept. 

6. 1820, married Aug. 10, 1840, and died April 19, 1848. She 
was daughter of Henry Hamman, of Little Falls. Ira's sec- 
ond wife was Mrs. Cathbrinb (Brundigb) Thompson,* bora 
Jan. 5, 1840, and died Sept. 22, 1875. The second marriage 
was Jan. 9, 1865. Children : — 

210. James Henry, bom Aug. 2, 1841 ; enN^ted Nov. 6, 1862 in 

Co. C, 177th N. Y. infantry; died at Port Hudson, 
La., Aug. 19, 1863. 

211. Thbodorb Ira, born Nov. 8, ^843. 

212. Mary Euzabbth, bom July 1, 1846. 

213. Gborgb Shbldon, bom March 6, 1869. 

*ln 1897 Ma. Jambs Surpard, of New Britain, Conn., kindly gave to 
the compilers of these pages liis valuable corrections of the Alcox ancea- 
iries, used also in the '^iMHt— Griswoids " : Blkhom, Wis., 1899. 



36 Seventh Generatiom. * 

-88- . 
LoKSN Bbckwith, (spelling uncertain), was born at W61- 
cott, protmbly about 1805, possibly about 1815 ; is known to 
have settled on a farm in Shelby county, Ohio, where he and 
his wife died. His daughter : — 

214. Sarah A., was married to John Edwards, of Berlin, Ohio,* 

— 90— 

Susan Cookb, bom at Litchfield, Aug. 14, 1798; married 
Feb. 12, 1818, to Martin Clapp, (bom at Hartford, Odt. 16, 
1795). Susan died at Rochester, N. Y., July 14, 1832. Mar- 
tin died April 22, 1842. Like her mother, Susan was a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal church. Children : — 

215. Charles Phinbas, born Nov. 14, 1818. 

9f6i. George Auguitus^ bomOdt 14, i8ao; married BUsa Jane Sawens, OA. 

96, 185a ; died at Rochester, April 9, 1871. No children. 
217. Mary Ahh, bom JUne 5, 1822 ; died Aug. 5, 1822. 
918. Hannah Ann, bom Odt 4, 1824. 

219. Susam Abigaii, bom Feb. 4, 1827 ; married to Thomas- Jojce in 1845. 
22a JIfary Aureiiat bom March 9, 1829 : married to John Cooke (bom in 

Bngland) ; died Feb. 11, 1867. 

— 91 — 

AuGUSTOS Cookb, bom at Litchfield, Dec. 8, 1799 ; marriea 
Mary Nbgus Coopbr March 22, 182 1 ; died at Litchfield Apri* 
13, 1864. Mary was bom Odt. 23, 1797; died Dec. 28, 1851 
She was daughter of James Cooper and Ruth Lounsbu'ry 
Children, all bom at Litchfield : — 

221. Hiram Martin, bom Aug. 19, 1822. 

222. BsTHsa CoRNBLiA, bom May 23, 1824. 

223. Charles Ward, bom OA, 31, 1825. 

224. Gborgb Henry, bom Dec. 21, 1827. 

^25^ Susan Siowell, b. Nov. it, 1829 ; d. at New Britain in 1856; unm'd. 

226. James Cooper, b. Feb. 21, 1831 ; d. at Hartford, May 20, 1874 : nnm. 

227. Andrus William^ bom O^ 21, 1835. 
22B. AugusiuSf died in infancy. 

229. John Augusius^ bom Sept. 25, 1839 ; m. Bmily Smith. No child. 
23a Sara Jane, bom Aug. ^5, i8|i. 

— 92 — 

' Gborgb Cookb, bom at Litchfield, May 14, 1801 ; married 

I. Susan Carolinb Humphrbyvillb, of Northfield, Conn., 

Dec. 7, 1825 ; 2. Mrs. Sarah (Woodrupp) Bissbll, Aug. 29^ 

1838; died at Litchfield, Feb. 28, 1883. His first wife was 



CaoJke — Bukwitk. 37 

born at Litchfield. Feb. 26, 1803, and died Dec. 14, 1837. His 
second wife vras bom March 31, 1803; had by her first mar- 
riage Sarah Ann and George De Wolf Bisseii, (now of Nanga- 
gatuck) ; died at Litchfield in 1895. Childien : — 
aji. Phinbas Gaknbr, born Jan. 15, 1827. 
232. Louise Abigail, Dec. 22, 1830. 
253. George Aibro, born Dec 18, 1833 ; died abont 1893 ; nnmairicd. 

334- J^f^e M^ry, bom Dec 2, 1839. 

335- Johm Henry ^ bom Nov. 11, 1843. 

236. JenKelU E,^ bora Nov. 23, 1850 ; married to WtlUain T. Hanh, of 

Litchfield, Nov. 29, 1871. No children. 

— 93 — 
Phinbas Baldwin Cooks was bom at Litchfield, Nov'r 24, 
1803; married Mary Burr Pratt; died at New York, Feb'y 
7, 1887. Children:-^ 

237. Julia Pratt. 238. Mary Cieveiatul^ nnm. 239. J^amny Maria, unm. 
24a Henry J/l, and wife Ida, live at New York. 

Mary Burr Pratt waa a granddanRhtcr of Caft. John Pratt, and a 
daughter of Hbkry Pratt and Susan Clevrland. The latter deacended 
from Moses Clbvklano, of Wobnm. Susan waa a aiater of William, 
the grandfather of Hon. Grovrr Clevrlanq, whoae descent ia shown in 
.the Hyde Getuaiogy with much f ullncaa ; aincc William waa 8on of Rev 
/Aaron Cleveland and Ariau Hyde. 

-95- 

K Sabra Cookb was bom at Litchfield, July 17, 1808; mar- 
'Ijied at Rochester to Peter Cherry, an artist and writer ; died 
May 7, 1876. A son : — 

[241. Charles Henry ^ bom at Rochester; Uvea at Waahington, D. C; hla 
i wife, Addie Thayer, of Le Roy, N. Y. No children. 

' • —97 — 

^ Oscar Bbckwith was bom at Cairo, OA. 15, 1805 ; married 

Mary M. Chambbri^ain June 12, 1827; died at Prattsville, 

N. Y., Dec. 6, 1844. Mary, bom Jan. 17, 1807. Children : — 

242. Philemon, bom May 12, 1828; died. 

^243. Gilbert, born Dec. 25, 1830 ; has two daughters and lives 

at Shandaken, N. Y. 

'244. Jemima, bom Dec. 25, 1832 ; died Sept. 10, 1834. 

I245. Mjiry, bom April 5, 1835 ; died. 

246. Oscar A., bom Aug. 30, 1838. 

247. Eliza /., bom May 25, 1840; died. 

^48. James W,, bom May 25, 1844 ; lives at Westfield, Mass, 



38 Sevenik Generation. 

-98 -• 
I;ucmDA Upson was married to Euas Burwbll, who was 
living, 1899, twice a widower, at Bristol, Conn. Lucinda died 
about 1891. It is said that she had two children, of whom : — 

249. Maria, married, and died within a few yeaxB thereafter. 

—99 — 
Randolph Powlsr Upson,* born March 27, 1817, at Water- 
bury, Conn.; married Naomi Manchester at Bristol, Nov. 
2i» 1842 ; removed in 1857 to Wisconsin : died at Devil's Lake, 
(Kirkland), Jan. 10, 1887. Naomi was bom at Amenia, N. Y., 
in 1819. Her mother was Sarah Simmons, who was a native 
of Whitesboio, N. Y. Children : — 

250. Ellen Maria, bom March 16, 1844 ; died at New Haven, June 2, 1855. 

251. John Randolph, bom at Bristol, Conn., Feb. 24, 1S46 ; married Maggie 

I«. Webster, Feb. 1, 1868. She died BCay 17, rSgs, leaving no children. 
He lives at St PanL 

252. Cathbrxnb Aucs, bom Sept 17, iSsa 

— 100 — 
William Lambbrt Upson,* bom Dec. 13, 1809 ; married 
CuRRBNCB Esther Hinman, Sept. 9, 1838; died Feb. 10, 1887. 
CuRRBNCB was a descendant of Sergt Edward Hinman, who 
came to Stratford about 1650. She was bom Nov. 15, 1813, 
and died Jan. 20, 1887. Children : — 

253. I«aura Maria, bora Jan. 8, 184a 
^54. BuNiCB Amelia, bom O^ 6, 1844. 

255. Hareiettb Blla, bom Feb. 5, 1850. 

256. Curtis Edward, bora and died about 1855. — 

— lOl — 
Emblinb C. Upson, bom March 16, 1822 ;*married at Bridge- 
port, Conn., Jan. i, 1844, to Amos B. Tomlinson ; died July 2ir 
1866. Amos, (son of Bnrr) was bom April 30, 1808; and died 
Aug. 4, 1877. Children, all bom in Franklin county, southern- 
Pennsylvania : — 

257. Sarah, bora OdL 26, 1846 ; died Nov. 5, 1846. 

258. Marona Jane, bora oa. 4, 1848. 

259. Isaiah^ bora Jan. 25, 1850 ; died April 9, 1851. 

260. Bee9S, bora Sept 28, 1851 ; diecfAuff. 13. 1878. 

261. Dahlia Irene, bora July 29, 1853 ; married July 29, 1888, to Mr. Wise. 

262. Mary, bora Dec. 26, 1855 ; Hve» with Mra. Wiac at Webb City, Mo. 

263. David B., bora June 16^ 1857. 



* At pa^e 23 Randolph P. it ¥rronirly numbered before his older brbther. 



Beckwitk^ ' 39 

364. Emma FraHCts, born March 25, i860 ; married at St Joseph, Mo., Jane 
10, 1893, to Walter Johnson. 

265. Martha Amaryllis^ bom Odt 13, 1863 ; died April 4, i88a 

— 103 — 

Jambs Btckwith, probably bom at Cairo ;. married Maria 
H00S6 ; lived at Catskill, where he died about 1879. His wife 
outlived him. Children : — 

266. Henry, at sea in 1861. Nothing further of him learned. 

267. Jane^ married to Charles Layman. 

268. Alice, 

269. Caroline, bom Nov. 9, 1850; married to Milton Palmer; 

died March 9, 1897. 

270. George Noble, bom in 1855 ; married Mary Decker and 

had one child ; died Odt. 2, 1887, at Catskill. 

-54- 

Orrkn Btckwith. [After page 29 had been printed the fol- 
lowing names and order of children was received, but without 
dates, or other details, except a few grandchildren. These 
facts, if learned, will appear at the end of the eighth gen- 
"eration.] 

Caroline, John, Alvin, Mary, Cblqstia, Jane, Edwin^ 
Maryette, 



EIGHTH GENERATION, 

— io6— 

Chaumcby Inghah Bbckwith. born at Sauqnoit Springs, 
(Paris), Nov. 14. 1824 ; went about 1845 to Dunkirk with Mr. 
Myers, his step-father ; married Ann Van Arsdalb, at Frews- 
bnrg, N. Y., Odt. i, 1848; removed to the vicinity of Rock 
Island, ni.; died at Salt Uike, May xo, 1897. Ann was bom 
at Jersey City, May 19, 1828, and is daughter of Isaac Van 
ArsdaU and Caikerme Brokaw. Children : — ; 

271. Aidella, died young. 

272. Laura Ann, bom at Dunkirk, Jan'y 4, 1854. 

273. Pbrrv Wilcox, bora at Rock Island, May 28, 1859. 

274. May, bom at Buffalo, Iowa, Jan*y 3, 1862. 

275. Reatkie, bora Feb. 22, 1864 ; died Feb. 22, 1865. 

276. Will Francis, bom at Rock Island, March 7, 1866. i 

— 108 — 

Hbnry Mortimbr Beck with, bom at Middlebury in 1843 > 
enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in Co. A, 136th Penn. infantry, servinfj 
at Fredericksburg ; discharged May 29, 1863. It is understood\ 
that he has a family, and lives near his birth-place. 

— 109 — 

Jambs Polk Bbckwith, bom at Middlebur>', Penn., July 10, 
1844; enlisted in Co. L. 2d Penn. cavalry, 0<ft. 16, 1861, re-eu'' 
listed as veteran ; disabled by a severe wound at Deep Bottom, 
Va., Aug. 28, 1864, and was discharged at the close of the war. 
He waa» present for action in* fifteen battles and numerous skir- 
mishes. He married Mblvina Dimiiick, Feb. 23, 1866, and 
lives at Asaph, Tipga county, Penn. Children : — 

277. George S,, bom Feb. 23, 1867; died July 10, 1873. 

278. Hattib M., bom July 25, 1869. 

279. Albert, bom Nov. i, 1872. 



BeckwUk. 41 

280. Sadic, born Sept. i<6; 1875. • 

281. Lee, bom Odt. 13, 1883. 

282. Maud, born Feb. 5, 1885. ' ' 

— no — 

Sylvbstbr Beckwith, bornMn 1846; married Buza Ann 
NOBLB about 1870 ; lives at Elmira, N. Y. Children : — . 

283. Ralph A., bom 1874; died (bumed) July 10, 1883. 

284. Harris, bom 1878. 

285. George, bom 1883. 

NOBLB.^ I. ^OKAS, married H«iiiuh Warriner. 
a. Mattkbw, bora abont 1668 ; married Hannah Dewey. 

3. Matthbw, bora Sept 9. 1698 ; ensign ; married Joanna Slebbina. 

4. Rbv. Gideon, bora Marcb 6, 1798 ; married Christian, danghter of Hes* 

ekiah Cadwell. 

5. Solomon, bora July i, 1765 ; married Hnldah Calkina. 

6. Ralph, bora Feb. 99, 1796 ; married Harriet Whittemore. 

7. Ralph Ahimaz, bora April 19, i8a6; married Harriet Louisa Tarboz. » 
^. Buza Ann, bora March 10, 1853 ; married to Sylvesier Becjtwiik, Odl*r 

1872 : died about 1883. 

— If I — 

Howard Potter Bbckwith. bom at Middlebury, Penn., 
April 10. 1854; married Hattib Bertha Mitchell, (bom 
Odt. 13, 1856 and is daughter of Alonzo Mitchell); post- 
master at Tiadaghton, Tioga Co., Penn. Children : — 

286. Charlotte Maud, bom June 22, 1879. 

287. Lewis VaieHtine, bom Sept. 20. 1880. 

288. Aviila Lucretia^ bom Nov. 4, 1887. 

— 113 — 

Albert ClaVton Bbckwith, bom at Chittenango, N. Y.. 
March 14, 1836 ; bred a house and sign painter at Rome; went 
to Racine in 1856 and in the same year to Elkhom, Walworth 
Co., Wis.; enrolled at Cedar Palls, Idwa, forci^nl war service 
July 19, 1 861 and next day started for cainp ; mustered into 
First Iowa Battery as corporal and gunner at Burlington, Aug. 
17, 1861 ; discharged for disability at Young's Point, La., April 
'10, 1863; lived at Chicago, 1864-73; married Isidore Ade- 
LiViDE DiCKiNSOK at Blkhom, April 17, 1870 ;^itor and co- 
proprietor of Elkhom Liberal from Dec'r 1873 to* Janjy 1876 : 
had other short editorial and sub-editorial experiences (all af- 
flicting and thence spiritually improving) ; served as postmaster 



42 Eigkih Ceueratian. 

at Blkhorn. July 17, 1894 to July 16, 1898; member of Wiscon- 
sin State Convention of '*Gold" Democrats in August, 1896; 
elected corresponding member of Wisconsin State Historical 
Society in Dec. 1896 ; joined with three relatives in compilation 
of Anusiry and Descendants 0/ Daniel Lane 2d and Mary {Cris- 
wold) Lane, (printed at Elkhom, in 1899, for private distribu- 
tion). Children: — 

289. Constance Dickinson was bom at Chicago, April 6, 1871 ; 

attended Normal School at Whitewater, Wis.; assis- 
tant postmaster in 1894-97 ; in 1899 a teacher. 

290. Mabel Foster, bom at Elkhom, July 30, 1876 ; assistant 

postmaster, 1895-98 ; Wudent at Whitewater Normal 
School, 1898-1901. 

IsiooRB A, datvhter of 'Nathaniel and Phila (Poster) Dickinson, 
was born la Burlington, Wit.. April 50^ 1844. Her father wm born at Cal- 
ais, Vermont, Dec. aa, 1810 ; lived in turn at Boaton, at Haverhill, (N. H.) 
Burlington, (Wit,), Spring Prairie, and Blkhom. He wat a member, for 
Racine county, of the Wiacontin Constitutional Convc|ition of 18 16, and 
bj Gov. Dewey't committion captain of Co. G, 4th Wiaccmtin Alllitia. He 
died at Blkhom, March 14, 1883. He wat ton of John Dickinson, (died 
Dec 36, 1846), and Blbanor Hicica (died May 5, 1845). John aerved as a 
aoldier at the bittle of Plattsburgh. He-was a descendant of Natmanikl- 
DiCKiNSON, eaily colonitt at Wethertfield and later at Hadley. 

Phila Postbr, bom at Batt Calait, Vermont, April 19, 1815 ; married to . 
Nathaniel Dickinson, Jan. 96, 1841 ; died Blkhom, -March 13, 1873. 8he * 
wat a daughter of Artbmas Postsr (died Nov. 3, 1854) and Priscilla i 
Titus ; granddaughter of Sbro't Thomas Postbk, of Kent, Conn.; and a ' 
detcendant of Rbginald Postbk, early tettler at Iptwich. 

— 114 — 

Edward Sbymour Bbckwith, born at Chittenango, N. Y., 
Odt. 18, 1837: enlisted April 26, i85i, in'Cd. K. 2d Wisconsin 
infantry, in which command he served uhtil Dec. 9, 1861, from 
which date was on detached service until expiration of term,' 
July 6, 1864. Was commander of a Post of the Grand Army of 
the Republic long enough to secure the observance of ** memo- 
rial day '* ; corresponding member of the State Historical Soci- 
ety from 1896. 

— 120 — 

Harribt Ssvmour Bbckwith, bom at Rome, N. Y.,* July 
I5i 1848 ; worked as a compositor at Blkhom and at Chicago ; 
was married at Elkhom, June 5, 1873, to John Mbaghbr, of 



Beckwith, 43 

Chicago, who has served as printer, reporter, and editor, in 

Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. The family now lives at Kansas 

City. Mo. Children : — 

291. Addie Beckwiik, bom at Chicaaro, OA, 90, 1875. 

393. Eiwxrd Seymour^ bora at Decorah, Iowa, Njv. 17, 1876. 

— '122 — 
Prbo H. Bbckwith, (the initial assumed, without a name 
to correspond), was bom at Rome, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1855; grew 
up at Blkhom ; went out early into the world by way of Chi- 
cago, and thence by wandering courses to Des Moines, where 
for several years he has been employed on the Evening News ; 
manjed Olive Haknah Baton, at Des Moines, Dec. 14, 1887. 
Olive H. Baton was born at Des Moines, SepL 33, 1863 ; is daoffhter of 
Harrison Alberi and Eiixabeth ( Carwiie) Eaton, Her father was bom at 
Ansnsta, Maine, Aoff. 4, 1837, and is son of ^^M^r and Hannah {Douglas) 
Eaton. (Hannah was a first-cousin of " The Little Giant " of the Senate). 
A7i>aV/A,' daughter of William and Hannah {Strain) Carwiie^ was bom 
at Covington, fnd., Dec. 3, 1838 ; married at Drs Moines, April 7, 1858 ; and 
died in 1896 or 1897. 

— 124 — 

Nklson Bbckwith, bom March 6, i8i7{ married Bliza- 
BBTH TuTTLB JONBS, Odt. 9, 1840 ; died April 28, 1858. She 
was daughter of John Edward Jones, of Southington, and was 
bom Feb. 3, 1817. Children: — 

293. Jane £., bom June 28, 1841. 

294. John N.t bom Dec. 11, 1848; married Florence H. Bur- 

well. 
r- — 128 — 

' Eliza Janb Bsckwith, bom at Southington, Feb. 17, 1832 ; 

.married to William Spblman, of Granville. Mass.; now (1899) 

lives at Plantsville, Conn. William died in 1885 ; he was son 
.of Lyman Spelman, of West Granville, and Betsey May, of 

Hinsdale, Mass. Children : — . 

• 9)5. Wallace Bruce, bom April 18, 1850 ; died Dec. 8, 1864. ' 
-396. Albert foel, bom Aug. 8, 1853 ; drowned in Lake Whitney, (near New 

Haven), Aoff. 9, 1862. 
*297. 'Katib Ma V, bom May 13, 185S. 

a68. JBNNIB Hart, bora Feb. 5, 1859. 

299. Roltert William^ bom Odt. 5, 1861 ; married Annie Patrchild and ivea 

(1897) al Newark, N. J. 

''joo. Herbert W,, bom Dec. 3, 1863 ; married Carrie Scribner and Uvea at 
Middletown, Conn. 



44 EU^ktk 

— 129 — 

Sarah Adblinb Bbckwith, born Jan. 2, 1836 ; married to 

Rev. Gborgb F. Pay, (a native of England) ; died in Vermont, 

Hay 18, 1870. 

— 130— 

Samubi. Valbntinb Bbckwith, bom Jan.. 2, 1832 ; enlisted 
Aug. 12, 1862, as sergeant in Co. I, 20th Conn, infantry, and 
was discharged fqp disability Jan. 16, 1863 ; married Jbnkib 
A. Scott, of Plainviiye ; is in business at Winsted, which town 
he r e p re se nted' in the legislature, lower house, at the session of 
1891 . Children : — 

301. Lewis, live3 at Winsted. 

302. Edwin MtrtoH, musician in 21st U. S. infantry band, and 

was under fire at El Caney in 1898. He married Mary 

J. Strong, at Plattsburg in April, 1897. 

— 132 — 
MoRBLL DOLPHUS Bbckwith, bom at Oppenheim. N. Y., 
Aug. 24, 1829 ; received an academic education ; was a tcrcher, 
surveyor, and civil-engineer ; studied law, and in his practice 
made a specialty of cases involving land titles ; removed to 
Colton, St. Lawrence county ; represented the Canton district 
in the State Assembly in 1884 ; died at Canton, March 9, 1892. 
His widow and adopted son live at Colton. 

— 134 — 
Angbunb Clarissa Bbckwith, (wrongly numbered at page 
29), oldest of Ira's children, was bom at Oppenheim, Fulton 
Co., N. Y., July 5, 1826. For several years in her iather*s> 
later life, and through his long period of helplessness, she was 
his confidential agent in the management of his larm and J 
other affairs. At his death the farm passed into her owner- 



ship, and, until recently, she has managed it in person. She 
now lives at the adjacent village of Dolgeville, in the neighbor-, 
ing county of Herkimer. Gborgb Bbckwith, of New Haven, j 
her uncle, held her in some peculiar esteem for her personal 
qualities, as appears by extracts from^ his diary. Her co-opera-j 
tion in this compilation has been hearty and valuable, and. 
shows her as one having just pride in her father's family and. 
intelligent interest in his ancestry. 



Descendauis of Hartley Bedtwith. 45 

— 135 — 

Nancy Beckwith, born at Berlin, Aug. 15, 1836; married 

at Southington to Edwin A. Welton, Jan. 21, 1857; lives at 

Waterbury, East Farms. Edwin is son of Horace and Julia 

Welton; and was bom at Waterbury, June 27, 1824. Children : 

303. Charles^ bom in 1863 ; unmarried. 

^\, JBNNXB, bom in 1865. 

303. Elbert^ bora in 1868 ; lives at Cheshire, unmarried. 

306. Frank, bom in 1S7-. 

307. Brnkst, bora in 1876. 

— 136 — * 

Martha Lewis Bbckwith, bom Dec.. 1841 ; married i. 
Oct. 12, 1S65, to John J. Ewell, of Medford, Mass., (of the 
Ewells, of Scituate), who died Ckfl. 4, 1888 ; 2. to her second- 
cousin. George C. Lewis. She lives at New Haven, where 
she is a busy medical practitioner, and also continues to pre- 
pare the Beckwith Atmanac, In 1880 she published a memo- 
rial .volume (134 pages duodecimo); Leaves from the Life of 
George Beckwith. ' This filial tribute contains liberal extracts 
from her father's diary, papers, and lectures, and seems a fair 
moral and mental portrait of the most remarkable descendant 
of Marvin Beckwith. Mrs. Lewis has published several 
small works in prose and verse, as well as occasional poems, 
and evidently has some of that * 'talent which 'tis death to 
hide. " Children of first marriage : 

308. Clover Coiman, bom at Quincy, Mass., Jan. 3, 1867; married, and 
lives at Denver. He adds to his name that of Beckwiih, 

309. Annie I^etois^ bom at New Haven, March tS, 1869 ; married to Samuel 

Chidsey RusseH, and Uvea at H^w Haven. She is a painter of some 
reputation among her feUow-artists. 

-138- 
Sarah Frances Buell was bom Aug. 17, 1845, at Walling- 
ford ; married to John . Bunvan Hart, Nov. 25, 1868 ; lives 
near Plainville, Conn. Children : 

31a Anna Lilian, bom Nov. i3, 1869. 

311. Harry Barnes, bom Aug. 18, 1879. 

312. JoJm Allison, bom Aug. 30, 1885. 

hart.— 1, Stephen, at Cambridge in 1632 ; at Hartford in 1635 ; died 
in March, 1682-3. 

2. Stephen, bom in England ; died about 1689^ 

3. Serc't Thomas, bom at Tunzis, (Parmington), in 1666 ; married Eliza- 



46 Eighth Generation. 

beth, daoffhter of John Jndd and Hary Hawkins. Dec. i8, 1689 ; dfeil 
March 93, 1727-6. Wife born in 1670 ; died Bfarch 18, 1743. 

4. .Thomas, born Nov. 3, 1695 ; married Anna, daughter of Thomas Stan- 

ley and Anna Peck, (daugrhter of Rev. Jeremiah Peck) ; died O^'r 
31, 1754. Anna Peck, bom Biaj 14, 1699 ; married March x6, 17S0-1 ; 
died OA, 24, 177a 

5. Capt. Rbubbn, bom Sept 5, 1799 ; married Rhoda, dans^hter of Moses 

Peck and Sarah Kellogg^; died Dec 6, 1788. Rhoda bom Jnne 2\, 
1735 ; married Dec. 31, 1759 ; died March 24, 1803. 

6. RosWBLL, bora at Sonthington, AuiT- 23, 1768 ; married Sylvia, daughter 

of Jonathan Bames and BHzabeth Woodmff; died May 17, 1828. 
Kliiabeth bora Aug. 7, 1771 ; died March 21, 1857. 

7. RoswKLL, bora March 25, 1806 ; married Pamclia, daugliter of Daniel 

Amsden and I^is Smith, May i, 1828 ; died Jan. 16, 1869. 

8. John Bunyan, bora at Sonthington, Sept. 30, 1844. "Pleasant View 

Farm," (where also his father had lived), — " one of the finest »iiua- 
tions in ConnedUcut," — lies at the north end of Flanders street, in 
Sonthington, near Plainville. 

— 140 — 

Georgb Embrson Bubll, bom at Southington, Dec. 29, 

1852; married Jan. 20, 1892, at Wohewoc,.Wis., Mrs. Lucv P. 

(Stone) Wright. 

— 143 — 

Olivia Pardbb, bom 0<5t. 17, 1819 ; married Hbnry Nilbs 

Matthbws ; had eleven children, of whom, in 1898, but three 

were living, and of whom the bames of but six are as yet 
known. She lives at Bristol. Her husband was son of Joel 

Matthews. Order of following children unknown : 

313. Henry t a soldier of the civil war. 

314. Silas, a soldier, and died at Andersonville. 

315. IVilliam, 316. Mary, 317. Jennit, 318. Eva, 

— 151 — 

Charles ftBNRV Matthews, bom April 22, 1826 ; married 
Fakny M. Lambbrton, Dec. i, i8()4. Children: 
319. Carrie H^ilsan, bom Nov. 15, 1866. 
32a John Byron, bom OA. 11, 1868. 

321. Editnn Arthur, bom Sept i, 187a 

— 153 — 

Penblon Matthews, bom Nov. 12, 1830; married Helen 
E. Norton Dec. 2, 1866. Children : 

322. Frank Albert, bora Aug. 31. 1868. 

323. Robert Monroe, bom Sept. 99. 1872. • ' 

324. Sarah Helen, bom April 7, 1877. 



Descendants of Lucia Beckwith. 47 

— 155 — 

Sarah Matthews, bom March 31, 1839 ; married Nov. 1861 

to HoYT H. BRADI.EY, a soldicr of tfae civil war, who died in 
service. She lives at Whigville (Bristol ), and has served her 
town as school officer. Her only child is : 
395. Hoyl Archer^ born May xo^ 1863. 

-165- 
Emogbnb H. Clark, bom at Bristol, June 19, 1833; mar- 
ried Aug. 5, 1850, to Wiluam L. Cowles, of Berlin ; died 
Aug. 15, 1895. Children : 

376. Ida B., born Jnly 10 1S55. 
397. CiiHioH IK., bom Jan. la, 1866. 
39S. Helen JV., t>orn July 34. 187a 

— 166 — 

Allison N. Clark, bom Odt. 3. 1837 ; married Harriet S. 

Rockwell in 1857; is a manufacturer, at Plainville, Conn., of 

various small steel articles. Children : 

329. Carrie^ bom Sept ao^ 1859; died May ai, 1861. 
33a Albert /!., bom Oft ai, i85i ; died June 16, i86|. 
331. Grace R., bora. Nov. 17, 1865 ; died Dec. a, 1883. 
33a. Charles Rockwell, bora Dec. a, 187a 

333. Hirold, bora Oft. a, iS3i ; died Dsc. at, i8S|. 

— 167 — 

Sarah Ann Clark was bom Feb. 2, 1839. She was mar- 
ried to Dr. Wallace Weeks, of Collinsville, Dec. 15, 1859. 
Her died at Plainville, March 3, i860. Her second marriage 
was Feb. 16, 1872, to Charles C. Woodrupp, of Southington, 
where she now lives. 

— 168 — 

George Dwight Clark was bbm Dec. 31, 1843, and now 
lives at Plainville. In 1872 he married Mary £. Goodrich, 
who is daughter of Jason Goodrich and Sophronia Pierce. The 
latter 's mother was Lydia Gridley. Jason Goodrich is of the 
Glastonbury branch of his ancient family. Children : 

334. Dwight Goodrich^ bora Sept 92^ 1874. 

335. Norris Elmore^ bora April 13, 1878. 

336. Edna, bom March 14, 1880, and died Peb. 13, 1881. 

337. Thera^ bom Sept 14, 1886. 

— 173 — 

. Lenthiel Nichols married Caroune Castle and it is un- 



48 Eighth Generation. 

derstood that they live at no great distance from Southington. 

Their known children are : — 

55a. Ernest. 339. Stanley. 

— 174 — 

Diana Lorbtta Bbckwith was bom at Clarence, N. Y.» 

July 31, 1820; married 0<5t. 12, 1842, to Db Witt Clinton- 
Miller, at Willoughby, Ohio; where* she now lives. With 
one exception she is oldest in her ^^eneration. Only her fath- 
er's family and that of an nnde at Cairo, had appeared in 
printed genealogy, and these were partly disguised by their 
own names, as printed and arranged. Mrs. Miller's clear 
knowledge and her patient kindness have led directly or indi- 
rectly to every detail herein brought together relating to the 
Beckwith-Plant descendants, — ^her nearer kindred at Willough- 
by, Cleveland, Miller, Herkimer, and Toronto- as kindly con* 
cnrring and do-operating. Her husband was bom at Scipio, 
N. Y., April 2, 1820. He was son of Melanchthon Miller and 
Hannah Miller, who were namesakes but not known as rela- 
tives, and who were married at Sing Sing, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1809. 
Db Witt was their fifth child. He died at Willoughby. April 
I, 1883. Children! 
34a Alva Cuhton, bom 06t 12, 18^. 

341. Blvira Buzabbth, bom March 9, 1846. 

342. Alrsrt Brnest, bom June 8, 1857, 

— ^75 — 

Marvin Edward Beck with was bom at Clarence, Nov. 4, 

1823 ; married Margaret Sophia Mc Lsod, at Cleveland, 

Jan. 23, 1845: died at Cleveland Dec. 13, 1887. It was said of 

him : ** He was of the salt of the earth ; to know him was to 

love him ; his whole life was an open book ; he lived not for 

himself, but for others ; the world was better because he lived 

in it; he was an honor to the family name." His wife ^s 

was bom at Prescott, Ontario, Jan. 6, 18 19, and died at Clevie- 

land, Sept. 23, 1895. She was daughter of Gen. Donald Mc 

Leod (a Waterloo soldier) and Mary Fell, his wife. Children : 

343^ Harriet B., bom Aug. 14. 1847. 

344. Alva Donald, bom Sept. 26, 1849.' 

345* James Co/man, bom May, 1854 ; died Feb. 23, 1858. 
346. /da May^ bom Nov. 26, i860 ; died Dec. 9, 1862. 



Descettdants of Marvin BeckwUh Jr, ^ 49 

— 176 — 

Elvira Minerva BbckVitii was bom at Willoughby, May 
13, 1827; married i. to Dr. Coi«shan C. Ellsworth, March 
30, 1846 ; 2. to Hon. Harry Sorter ; died about 1857. Chil- 
dren : 

347.* Alice Af. Ellsworth, died Feb. 27, 1853. 
3|8. Elvira Melissa, bom in 1854. 

-178- 

Ann Eliza Beckwith was bom at Prenchtown, Mich., Jan. 
26, 1837 ; married Jan. 29, 1855, at Willoughby, to Benjamin 
James, who was bom Jan. 31, 1818 at Parmington, Cecil county 
Md., and died April 18, 1897, at Cleveland. He was the sonof 
Is lac James, a native of Wales. He lived for several years at 
Troy, Miami county. By a first marriage he had sons Charles 
W., a soldier of the civil war, now living at Goshen, Ind. ; and 
Benjamin Wilbur, now of Peoria. Ann E. is in retail business 
at Cleveland. Her children, bonfat Troy, were : 
349. Marvin Brckwith, bom Dec. 11,. 1855. 

33a Franklin Raleigh^ bom Feb. 27, 1858 ; died at Troy, SspL 23, i88d. 
331. Charlotlt Eliza, bora July 17, 1859 ; died at Troy, July 37, i88a '* She 
was lovely in person and in character." 

— 178^-— 

Sarah Elizabeth White, though not of Beckwith des- 
cent, has a rightful claim to present regard and future remem- 
brance. Joseph White, her father, was bom at Derby, Conn., 
Nov. 13, 1788, and died at Willqughby, Dec. 20, 1876. She 
was bom at Willoughby Odt. 27. 1840, and has been regarded 
by the families at Willoughby and Cleveland and their cousins 
at Cairo as one who for all fair and pleasant purjxMes of this 
world's relationships is as if she were Alva Beckwith 's daugh- 
ter. She was married at Willoughby, Nov. 7, x86i, to Benja- 
min Franklin Albert, who was bom at Concord, Ohio, March 
10, 1834, and died at Willoughby, March 16, 1877. She has 
lived for some years at Toronto, Ontario, where she is now in 
business. Children : 

a. Hiram Franklin, bora at Willoughby, March 23, 1865 ; married Mary 

Alma Yonnff, at Toronto, O^ 3,- 1893. 

b, Alic€ May, bora at Willoughby July 27, 1868 ; married to Sidney Knight 

June 1, 1899. 



50 Eighth Generation. 

— 182 — 

Marion B. Bbckwith, born Dec. 5, 1845, at Chester, Ge- 
auga Co., Ohio; married to Robert Eugene Scranton, Odt'r 
18, 1866; lives at Miller, Buffalo Co., Nebraska. R. Eugene 
is son of Hiram Scranton and Marietta Whitlock. He was 
bom Pec. 7, 1844, and served as a soldier of Co. K, 2d Ohio 
heavy artillery. Children : 
553. Albert, bom at Chester, Jan. 14, 1868. 

353. Alva, born at Westfield, Minn., au^. 13, 1869. 

354. Leroy, bom at Westfield, Aug. 37, 1874. 

355. WiLLARD, bom at Westfield, June 37, 1876. 

356. Edward, bom at Westfield, Jan. 18, 1881. 

357. May Inez, bom at Miller, July 18, 18S6. 

358. Francis Marion, bom at MtUer, Au^. 31, 1839. 

— 195 — 

Mary Augusta Reed was born in 1833. She was married 
to ALBERT C. PisHER, and she died in 1891, at Kingston, 
N. Y. Only known child is : 

359. James O. Fisher, bom at Kingston, in 1833 ; mirried Viola Hull in 

1884. His letters are written from 4856 Prairie Ave., Chicago, as rep- 
resentative of the William Mann Company of Pltiladelphia. 

— 204 — 

COLViN Beck WITH was bom at Cairo, Dec. i, 1834; married 
Hannah Jane Warren, of Brooklyn, in 1852 ; enlisted and 
served as set forth at page 34, (barring error of thirty years in 
date of first discharge), with a third enlistment in Co. F, 159th 
N. Y. infantry, in which service he was killed April 13, 1863 
in one of the adtions* about Port Bisland, in the Bayou Teche 
country, (near Brashear City, La.) His death, though not found 
in records at AltHxny and Washington, is shown beyond doubt 
by letters from comrades to his father, in which it appears that 
he was killed almost instantly, while moving among the fore- 
most in assault, by a rifle ball above his right eye, and buried 
on the field next day. He is further described as a general fa- 
vorite in the regiment, alike with officers and privates. His 
wife is a daughter of A. Warren, the gold-pen maker, and is 
now Mrs. Dedrick, of Purling, N. Y. 

— 207 — 

Zanoni Beckwith was bom at Cairo, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1842/ 



Descendants of Marvin Beckwith Jr. 51 

He 18 proprietor of the Beckwith House» a summer-resort hotel 
at Purling, near Cairo, and not unlikely, on the site of the Rip 
Van Winkle homestead, or other not less classic ground in the 
historic and legended Catskill country. He married Adblia 
Stbwart, and their child : 

360. Maud, was married March 15, 1899, to Geo. A. Le Fevre. 

— 211 — 

Thsddork Ira Beckwith was bom Nov. 8, 1843, and is 
now in business with a son at Schenectady. He enlisted July 
If, 1861 in Co. C, 65th N. Y. infantry (ist U. S. Chasseurs). 
He married Mary A. Abbott, Jan. 22, 1867. Children : 

361. Harry Lawrence, bom Dec. 2, 1S67; died in infancy. 

362. Clarence Abbott, bom April 20, 1869 ; married Mar>' Anna 

Berger, Dec. 15, 1892. 

363. Charles Day, bora July 19, 1872. 

364. Anna Elizabeth, bom Sept. 30, 1874. 

365. Oliver Morse, bom Odt. 28, 1877; died Dec. 14, 1878. 

366. Olii*er Morse, (2d) bom Jan. 11, 1880. 

— 212 — 

Mary Euzabbth Beckwith was bom July i, 1846, married 
to Charles M. Baldwin, of Catskill, Jan. 5, 1869, and died 
May 10, 1873. Charles bom Dec. 15, 1842. Children: 

367. Eiia £., bom Sept. 36, 1869 and died May 9, 1873. 

368. Frank C, bora Sept 35, 1871, and died April 36, 1873. 

369. Theodore A., born April 37, 1873. 

Israel H. Baldwin, father of Charles M., died Jan. 7, 1898. His descent 
is shown from Sylvester Baldwin of Aylesbury in Bucks, in time of Henry 
II., and thence to Sylvester Jr., in sixteenth ircneration, who was born in 
1598 (?), married Sarah Bryan in 1630, and died in passage for Boston, June 
1638. Sarah with sons Richard and John and her four daughters settled at 
New Haven. Of tliese John was ancestor of the Baldwins of Catskill, but 
by what later steps act fully told by Charles. 

— 213 — 

Gborob Shbldon Beckwith was bom March 6, 1869. ^He 
was graduated A. B., from Colgate University in 1892, and 
from Divinity School as A. M. and B. D., in 1895. He is now 
pastor of the Baptist Church at Herkimer, M. Y. June 12, 
1895, he married Cor^ Poster Ketchum, who was bom May 
28, 18^. Their only child : 

370. Elizabeth, vns horn Jvine 14, 1899. 



52 Eighth Generation. 

KBTCHUM.— I. ROBBRT, born Jan. 8, i8o9 ; married. I«ucin da Whipple, 
(who was bom March 13, 1803 and died March 72, 1869) ; died Nov*r 
3i 1875. He was one of twelve children. 
3. Robert Hbnry, bom Nov. 4, 184^ ; married Corlena HUen Poster Sept 

4, 1866. He was youngest of seven children. 
3. Cora Poster, bom May 38, 1869,— second of three children. 

POSTER. — I. WiLUkRD, married Hannah Briggs. 
3. BsKjAMiN PRANKLIN, tenth of thirteen children, bom Peb. 33, 1833 ; 

married Julia Almira Pink, Odt 30, 1847 ; died Peb. 7, 1891. 
3. Corlena Ellen, oldest of three children, bom Aug. 14, 1849. 

PINK. — I. Jacob, married Charity Holsapple. 
3. Philip, youngest of nine children, bom Aug. 15, 1793, and died April 

33* 1874* Anna Lope, his wife, one of ten children, bom Jan. 8, i8o8. 
5. Julia Almira, third of four children, bom Nov. 17, 1838. 

• — 215 — 

Charlbs Phineas Clapp was bom at Rochester, Nov. 14, 
1818, and married Elizabeth Budlong in 1844. Children : 

371. Charles Budlong, 373. Isabella. 

373. George. 374. Marlin Farrar. 

375. Kitty. 

— 218- 

Haknah Ann Clapp was bom at Rochester Odt. 4, 1824. 
She was married Oft. 26, 1852, to Jonas Sawens, and lived 
for several years at Gaines, N. Y., where their children were 
bom. She now lives at Albion, ^. Y., one of the well-esteemed 
seniors of Marvin Bbckwith's descendants, whose recollec- 
tions have been of much value in this compilation. Jonas was 
son of Jonas Sawens and Patty Rood. He was bom Feb. 18, 
1816, and died at Albion June 4, 1877. Children : 

376. Ella Vernelia, bom 0<5^. 15, 1853 ; died at Gaines, Dec. 39, 1876. 

377. RussBLt William, bom June 33, 1855. 

378. Gborgb Martin, bom June 19, 1859. 

— 221 — 

Hiram Martin Cooks, bom Aug. 19, 1822 ; married Anna 
Eliza Rousb; died Nov. 6, 1851 ; Anna Eliza died Nov. 7, 

1 85 1. Children: 

379. Arthur ^ bom atTorrington, Conn. Died early. 

380. AUCB £(lisa. 

222 

Esther Cornblia Cookb, bom May 23, 1824; married 
Nov. 15, 1848 Hbnrv Wiuiams Fi«agg, of New Britain ;. he 



i 



Desandamts of Al^ail Beekuntk. 53 

WiftS born March 20, 1814; died June la, 1857. SlTe lives at 

New Britain, Conn. Children : 

381. HsitaY ABfjAU, bom Jan. 3, 18^ 

.fSa. NoRRis RoBBiifS, bom O^ 18, 1851. ' - ^' 

383. Charles Williams, bora Aug. 19, 1855. 

384. SusAM CoENBUA, bom July 19, 1857. 

— 223 — 
Charjuss Ward CooKB, bom Odt. 31, 1825; married Peb*y 
23. 1847, At Litchfield, Susan Louisa Bsardslby, daughter of 
Benjamin Noble Beardsley and Susan Amelia Wells ; died at 
Yalesville. Conn., Feb. 18, 1896. He had lived successively at 
Washington, (Conn.), Torrington, Plainville, Hartford, Hyde 
^Park, (Mass.),— then in business at Boston,-^at Harwinton, 
and lastly at Yalesvi^le. It might seem that his mind and dis- 
position had been made up by seleAion of something of the 
wisest, truest, and kindest in each of his herein -recorded ances* 
tors, and these several congruous elements so proportioned and 
combined that nothing was wanting in dimension or symmetry 
of a dear-seeing, right-thinking, jnst-dotng, warm-feeling man : 
well regarded in )iis life and now not yet ungrBtefully forgotten. 
Susan L. was bom at Litchfield Peb*y 23, 1830. and now lives 
with ahd for her children : 

385. MARY AMBUA, bora Nov. 99, 1847. 

386. Bbnjamin Auoustus; bom Nov. 8, 1849. 

387. Susan toniSA, bom Dec. 9, 1837. 

3881 Frederic Jewett^ bora at Raftford, Jnly 15, 186a 

389i Clara Ward, bora Jul 11, 1863. 

39a Grait IsmbeiU^ bora Aoff. 7, 1865 ; died at Hartford, Match 20^ 1867. 

391. Anns Sbvmour, bora May la, 1868. 

392. JuuA Havman, bora Nov. 4, 187a 

Benjamin Nobls Bbardslby, bora at Newtown, Cona., Feb' j 9c\ 18091 
aon of Ttaonaa Beardaley aad Hannah Noble, both of whom died 
aboot 181a. Jeraaha Beardaley, of HaBtlUftoB, mother of Thomaa, 
In 1797 booght of Moaea Beardaley (a Delative).* amall homeatead at 
Newtown* Nothlns more la aa yet leaned in thia line of anceatofm.. 

Susan Ambua Wbllb waa daughter of Honwe Wella and Amy Moaea. ' 

Horace, (throngh hla aon Otmu), aa la Indioated In the Humphrey 

GemealMgy. waa allied to the family of Wllla, IX^UIa, WiUea, &c. of 
Baat Wtndaor ; but thIa may need proof. 

NOBLB.— 1. Francis,' of Innlakillen, county Fermanagh, Iieland, came 

to Muaachuaetta about 172a HImaelf and hla brother. Col. Arthur 
Noble, were killed at the battle of Minaa, Jan. 31, i747,-*in which 
adUon hla aon, Capt Robert, aerred alaa 



54 Eighth CeneraHon. 

9. Capt. Bobbkt, boni in Berkshire Co., Mmat. ; wife namsd I«7dia ; 

• soldier of the French war. in which he served with his father and 
nnde ; died in 1770. » 

3. BBfjAXiN, bora in Berkshire county, (with a twin-brother Prands) ; 

married Mary Bates, July 5, 1777. 

4. Hannah, married to Tuoxab Bsarosley. 

MOSH&— I. John, a ahip-wright, came earlier than 1640 to Plymouth in 
the interest of his calUuir and there owned a ship-yard. 
9.. John, at Windsor earlier than 1647 ; was a soldier of Capt John Mason's 
troop ; married Mary Brown, May 18, 1653 ; died 06L i^ 1663. She 
died Sept. 14, 1669. They were amonff first settlers at Simsbury, and 
about 18190 their homestead was yet held by descendants of Michael^ 
their great-grandson. 

3. John, bora June is 1654 ; married, July 14, 1680, Deborah, daughter of 

Timothy and Deborah (Gunn) Thrall ; died Aug. 31, 1714. Deborah 
was born Aug. 9, 1660 ; died Jan. 7, 1694. Timothy, her father, was 
bora July as, 1641. William Thrall, her grandfather, was at Windsor 
in 1637 ; was a soldier of the Pequot war ; died Sunday Aug. 3. 1679. 
Her mother was daughter of Thomas Gunn (of Windsor in 16 |o).— 
Deborah Gunn was baptised Feb. 97, 1641. 

4. Cal^, bora Jan. 4, 169B ; married. Sept 13, 1736* Hannah, daughter of 

Samuel Beaman, of Windsor; died Msivh ai, 1787. Hannah uas 
bora April a, 1698 ; died In December, 1779. . Samuel Bsanxn, her fa- 
ther, manied Bliabeth, daughter of Bdward Chapman and Bllsaticth 
Foz. The last-named was daughter of Maigaret (Clarke) Fox, who 
waa aiater of Henry Clarke, (a grantee of Charter of 1663). Margaret 
died April 13, 1673.* Samuel, aa aeenia probable, waa son of William 
Beaman, of Saybrook, who waa bora in 1608 ; married Dec.^c^ 1643. 
Lydia, daughter of Nicholas Dsnforth ; died Peb'y 4, i€9e|-9. 'Lydia 
died Aug. 16, 1686. Their son Samuel waa bora Peb'y 99, 1^561 A 
royal eommiaaion and a Bible of 175s are existing heir-luoms from 
Calbb and Hannah (BbamXn) Moses. 

5. MiCHAXL, bora at Simabury, May 9, 1740 ; married Thankful Case, July 

a, 1764 ; served In 18th (Conn.) Reg't, under Col. Phelps, as a soldier 
€ii tht Revolution ; died March 14, 1797. 

6. Aif V, fourth of ten children, waa bora May jo^ 177JS ; married to Horace 

Wells : both died about 1836. 

CASB.^ I. John was at New i/mdon in 1656 ; at Windaor in 1657 ; mar. 
ried, I. Sarah, daughter of William and Agnes Spencer ; a. Widow 
Blisabeth (Morse) UmnuIs ; he died Peb. ai, 1703-1. (Widow A«nes 
Spencer became wife of William Bdwarda and the mother of his 
children.) 
a. JosBPR, bora April 6, 1674 ; married Ann Bno, ApHl 6. 1699 ; represent- 
ative in General Court in 1713 and for eighteen sessions ; died Ang't 
II, 1748. Ann bora April lo, t68a ; died June 10. 1760 ; dan. of Jamrs 
Bno and Abigail Bissell. Jamea, bora OA, 30, 1651 ; a aoldier of the 



Descendants of Abigail Beckwiik. 55 

swamp battle in King Philip's war, and died Jnly 16, 1714. He was 
son of James Eno, (of Windsor in 1646), who died in 1689, and Ann 
Bi dwell,— married Auff. 18, 16 1& Ann died Odt 7, 1679. Abigail 
Bissell, bom July 6. 1661 and married in 1678, was daughter of Samuel 
Bissell and Abigail Holcomb. John Bissell, father of Samuel, born 
. in 1591, was at Windsor in 1640^ died O^ 3, 1677. Thomas Holcomb 
was at Dorchester in 1633, and later at Windsor, with wife Elisabetli. 
Thomas died in 1657. Their daughter Abigail, bom Jan. 6, 1633, was 
married to Samuel Bissell, June 11, 1658. 

3. Joel, bom May 30, 1724 ; married Thankful Hoskins, O^ 18, 1747. 

4. Thankful, bom Sept 23, 1747 ; married July 9, 1764 to Michael Moses, 

whom she outlived. [Tlie dates of Thankful's birth and of Uie mar- 
riage of her parents may be erroneous, though of that there is as yet 
no clear proof at hand.] 
HOSKINS.— I. John, at Dorchester in 1630 ; at Windsor in 1640 : mar- 
ried Ann Filer; died in r6i48. 
8. Amthonv, married Isabel Brown. 

3. John, bom Odt 14, 1659 ; his wife waa named Hannah. 

4. John, married Widow Elisabeth Pilley. 

5. Thankful, wife of Joel Case. 

PBTBR BROWN, a '* May/lower 'r passenger, died early, but to him are 
attributed "divers children by divers wives " : which may mean the 
three children by the former msrrisge of his first wife, Widow Mar- 
tha Pord ; her two daughters, Maty (wife of Ephraim Tinkham] and 
Prisciiiat by her marriage to hiip ; and by his unknovm second wife 

r Ptterjr, and Isabel, wife of Anthony Hoskins. These last were 
not named in his wilL The Af ay/lower Society has accepted twelve 
"records "based on identification of Peter Brown of Duzbury and 
Windsor ss a son of the Pilgrim, but requires from later applicants 
more positive evidence. Isabel's parentage, though fairly presu- 
mable, is not ss yet rigidly demonstrsted. 

— 224 — 

George Henry Cooke, bom Dec. 21, 1827; married, i.' 
Harriet Chase, of Winchester, Conn.; 2. Bmma Dunbar. 
He lives at Norfolk, Conn. His first wife was bom Jan*y 27, 
1829, and died Nov. 3, 1858. She was daughter of Reuben 
Ct^ase (bom in 1800) and Lucy Curtis. Reuben was son of 
Gedaliah Chase, a r^olutionary soldier. Lucy was daughter 
of Asahel Curtis. . Children by first marriage : 

593. Florence^ bom at IJtchfield ; is now Mrs. Smith. 
3M^ Eiheiime. '355- H^^Her, 

— 221 — 

Andrus William Cooke, bom Odt. 21, 1835 ; married April 
15, 1859, at Rockville, Conn., Sarah Ann Mc Vinnev. Child •' 



56 Eigkih GemenUioM. 

396. CkarUs i^Md, bom Jan. 18, 1861 : minied Sliabeth Wakeley, of 
Soathbnry, July 4, 1881. Now lives st Nmagatiick. 

— aao-i^ 

Sara Jans Cooks, born at Litchfield, Aug. 25, 1841 ; for 
twenty yean was a teacher in the public schools of Hartford ; 
was married Dec. 28, 1882, to Silas Alpreo Gridlby, at Har* 
winton. (the home of four generations of his family) ; and both 
now live at the Gridley homestead in the southeastern comer 
of that town. For this and the next preceding generation, at 
least, the Gridley dairy-farm has been reputed one of the best 
in Connecticut, and its products are premium-winners. The 
ex-teacher of Hartford has contributed her own just share of 
wdl-diredted effort to her husband's successful management of 
the afiairb of this model farm. Silas Alfred is son of Lyman 
Gridley and Lois Alfred (Alford, Alvord.). The mother is yet 
living, aged 97.' Lyman was son of Silas Gridley and Elizr 
abeth Benton, and the fiunily began at Hartford- with Thomas 
Gridley and his wife Mary, sister of Richard Seymour, who 
were married Sept. 29, 1644. • Lois is daughter of Ely Alfred 
and Elizabeth Beebc, and grand-daughter of Alexander Alfred, 
and thence backward to the earliest Alfords of Windsor. Eliz- 
abeth Benton was daughter of Jacob Benton ; and Elizabeth 
daughter of David Beebe, of the early Beebes of Lyme. 

— 231 — 

Phikeas Garner Cooke, bom at Litchfield, Jan. 15, 1827 ; 
married Maria L. Burdict, Nov. 27, 185 1 ; died at New Ha- 
ven, Sept. 21, 1884. Children: 

597. Louise Maria, bom 06L 99, 185a. 

398. Georgia, bom Sept 96; 1871. ' 

— 232 — 

Louise Abigail Cooke, bom at Litchfield, Dec. 23, 1830 ; 
and married June 14, i860 to Louis P; Worthingtom, of 
Doylestown, Penn. where she now lives. Children : 

399. Caroline, bora March 14, 1861. Uvins, in 1S99, *t Dojlestowti. 
^4oa George, bom Much 18, 1869. Died. 

401. Mary, bom Sept 6^ 187--; married to laaac Judaon B(x>th, of Derby, 
Conn., and haa two dansbiera. 



Cooki-^Beckwiik — Ufisan, 57 

— 234— 

Janb Mary Cooks was born at Litchfield, Dec. 2, 1839, and 

waa married June 6, i860, at Utchfield, to John Hurlbut 
Whitk, who for thirty yean waa Judge of Probate for the 
Hartford diatridt. Judge Whitb haa returned to law practice, 
and hia buaineaa ia almoat wholly in probate courta, where he 
ia regarded aa eminently qualified by hia knowledge and expe- 
rience to expound the law and rulea of pradtice in Connecticut 
aa relating to the adminiatration of eatatea. One child : 
40s. Hemry Cookt^ bom Sept 15, 1861 ; married Grace, datiahter of Cmleb 
M. and IJole (Nelaoo) Holbrook, April 30^ 1889 ; and haa a aon. 

— 235 — 

' JpHN Hknry Cookb waa bom at Litchfield, Nov. 11, 1843; 
married Mary D. Brigham, of Biooklyn, Dec. 21, 1869; lives 
at Brooklyn. Is now a manuiadturer at Hartford. Children : 

403. Additt bom aft Brooklyn, Odt 3, 18701 

404. Mary Rouvelik^ bom Nov. y^ 1B82. 

— 237 — 

JuuA Pratt Cooxn, married to William H. H. Hotch- 
KIN, (a lawyer and journalist) and had children : 

405. WUUam, —died. 4050. A danahter,— died. 406. ^TalUr, 

— 246 — 

OacAR A. BscKWiTH waa bom Aug. 30, 1838, at Prattsville, 
and ia now proprietor of the **Glenwood House," near that 
place and on the bank of Schoharie creek, among the Cats- 
kill mountains, far from the * 'blank confusion" of cities, where 
men live *'amid the same perpetual whirl of trivial objects." 
He also owns an adjacent farm, and nothing seems wanting to 
make a aummer home where '*peace might build her nest." 
Further details of his family may appear at some following 
page. Hia daughter : 
407. Ada Thbqla, bom Aug. 2, 1864. 

— 252 — 

Cathrrinb Alicb Upson was bom at Briatol, Conn!. Sept'r 
17, 1850: removed with parenta to Sauk count3', Wisconsin, in^ 
1857 ; married Feb. 8. 1870 to Bdwin Rich, a native of Lon- 
don, brought to America at six years old ; lives at Kirkland 
(Devil's Lake), Wia. This work is indebted to her for most 



5S Eighth GenenUi0H. 

useful infonnation, and hardly less for her intelligent and sym- 
pathetic interest in its purpose. One son : 

408. Lewis Ufisan, bom May 50, 1876. 

Laura Mabia Upson was born Jan. 8, 1840; married Nov'r 
25, 1864, to Edwin Shbrm an, of Newtown, Fairfield count3', 
Conn. Their children : 

409. Frtdtrick E., botn Dec. 12, 1865. 

410. George Jf., April i, 1879. 

— 254 — 

BuNiCB Am SUA Upson was bom Odl. 6, 1844 ; was marred 

April'ia, 1870 to Edwin A. Booth, of Oxford, Friifcld Co. 
Conn. Their children : 

411. Bennie C, bom )nly 6^ 1871 ; died Dec. S9, 1873. 

413. Eva M.t bora Sept 90, 1873 ; married Mtrch 2, 1896 to Bmofy Searsi 
of PUher's Iitland. N. Y. 

413. Bemice L,, bom Much 28, 188a 

— 25s — 

Harribt Ella Upson was bom Feb. 5, 1850; married Feb. 
27, 1867 to Charles T. Shbrwood. of Monroe, Fairfield Co.,. 
son of Silliman Sherwood ; now. lives at Stevenson, in the same 
county (near Zoar Bridge). As she was first found in the search 
for descendants of John and Susan (Beckwith). Upson her ser- 
vice has been of peculiar value in the pursuit of her westward- 
moving, cousins to Wisconsin and to Missouri, whence their 
trails led to Minnesota, Iowa, and Colorado. A son : 

414. John W., bom Nov. 10^ 186& 

— 258— 

JANB M. ToMLiNSON was bom Aug. 4, 1848 in Franklin 
county, Pennsylvania ; came with her youngest sister, to live 
with their father's sister, Mrs. Mary B. Stevens, of Blarseilles. 
Illinois. She was married to a Mr. Coppes, who a few months 
later left her a widow. Some years later she was married, Jan. 
4, 1883, to Hiram G. Hall, and now lives at Shenandoah, 
Page county, Iowa. Her daughters, by second marriage, are : 

415. Ella May, bom Sept 12. 1884. 
4i&,£MiiM-r«MmMr, bom' Nov. s6, 188s. 

— 263 — 

David B. Tomlinson was bom June r6, 1857; -married a 
widow with three children and to these are added four more;- 



Addenda to Eighth GeneratioM. 59 

names not as yet known, bnt likely to be' supplied before the 
last pages of this work are printed. Hence, nnmbere 417 to 
420 are assigned to them. 

— 264— ^. 

BiiMA Prancbs Touhisaos wasbom Mareh 25, i860 ; went 
to Marseilles, when quite young, with her sister ; became by 
her own efforts a qualiAed school-teacher; married, .June 10, 
K^93» at Council BluiTs, (not at St. Joseph, as wrongly printed 
at page 39) to Walceh Johnson, who was soon afterwards ad- 
mitted to pradtice of law at the Iowa bar, but who is about to 
become a resident of Marion, Ohio. Their daughter, name not 
yet told : 
421. , bom April 27, 1896. 



— 116— 

GsoRGH HsNRY BscKWiTH was bom at Chittenango, N. Y., 
April 12, 1H41 ; married Ro3ELI«a Z. Sro^K, March 3, itto.^ ; 
enlisted May 17, 1 861, in Co. C, ist Wis. infanto'; mustered 
out Aug. 21^ 1861 ; re-enlisted Sept. 30, 1861, as sergeant, in 
Co. H, 13th Wis. infantry ; veteran; ist sergeant; 2d lieuten- 
ant, Jan. '6, 1865; 1st lieutenant, Feb. 15, 1665; captain, (not 
mustered), Aug. 23, 1865; mustered out Nov. 24, 1865. His 
army reputation, as given by the commanders of the regiment* 
is that of a faithful and intelligent sergeant, and a capable and 
eiBcient officer. His calling was that of a printer, working in 
the odice of the CitiznM, at Rome, N. Y., of the Indepcndau^ at 
Elkhom, Wis., of the Advertiser^ at Kewanee. 111., and of the 
Re^ister^ at Whitewater, Wis Died at Whitewater, April 15, 
1868, of disease contnufted in army service. 

— 167— ' \ 

The descent of Chari«B8 C. Woodruff (sef page 47) shows' 
hiai remotely related to all descendants of Abigail Ci«AitK : 

X. Mattiikw. [See page 15.] 

a. SASCUttL and wife Rebecca Clark (probably daughter of John Clark and 
Rebecca Marvin). 

3. John and wife Bnnice. 

4. JuHN and wife Catharine, dan. of Stephen and T^mpennce Bnahnell. 

5. ASAMBL and wife Catharine, danahter of Giles I«anadan and hia vk-ife 

Sarah Carter. 

6. CRARLiiS C, bom May 19, 18.10 : married as at page 47< 



NINTH GENKRATION. 

— 272 — 
Laura Ann Bsckwith was born at Dunkirk, N. Y., Jan. 4, 
1854; was married i. to Andrsw Tubtchbr, at Rock Island, 
111., Feb. 18, 1868; 2. to Clark Corbin, Feb. 27, 1877; he is 
son of John G« and Polly (Brooks) Corbin. Clark is merchant 
and postmaster at Carbon Cliff, Rock Island county, Illinois. 
Children : 

422. Mtity Ann, bora Feb. 5. 1869 ; lives at Chicsgo. 

423. Flomue A., bora Dec 16, 1877. 

424. Mtnry^ bora May 22, 18791 
42s Oara^ bora Dec ti, iSBl 

PSRRY Wilcox Bbckwith was bom at Rock Island, 111., 
May 28, 1859 ; married Bmklinb Holland Dec. 17, 1885 ; she 
is daughter of John and Mary (pHy) Holland. Pbrry lives at 
Highland, Doniphan connty, Kansas, where he is engaged in 
the creamery business, as superintendent. Children : 

426. Fiassii £., bom June 1888. 

427. Lawrtna £., bom OA. 1889. 

428. yierda fV,, bom Biay 1896. 

— 274— 

May Beckwith, bom at Buflhlo, Iowa, Jan. $. 1862 ; was 
married in 189 1 to Chablbs Hoggins, of Chicago. Their ad" 
dress is 1765 North Leavitt street. Children : 
429.. lyili C bora at Chicago, Odt 6. 1899. 

430. AiUe HoMtl^ bora at Chicago, May 7, 1894. 

— 278 — 

Hattxb M. Bbckwith was bom in ?ioga Co., Penn., July 
25, 1869, and was married May 25, 1888, to B. P. Cook. Their 
children are ; 

431. Claude^ hora June 23, 1889^ 

432. MoM^ bora March 19, 1893. 



Desundants of Marvin (3^ Abigail BeckwUh. 6i 

[The ninth generation has as yet little interest in the musty 
records of dead generations. It is of the adtive, hopeful pres- 
ent, and, no doubt, in its declining years will solace itself and 
its children of the tenth by compiling for itself its own short 
and simple annals. Hence, the typographical arrangement of 
the scanty material in hand is varied for some greater conve- 
nience at the cases.] 

280. Sadib Beckwith, bom in Tioga Co., Penn., Sept'r 16, 
1875, and was married to Arthur Scranton Sept*r 29, 
1 89 1 . Their children are : 

413- Annie, 434. ElheL 

m 

286. Charxx)TT6 Maud Bbckwith, bom in Tioga Co., Penn. 
• June 22, 1879; v*^ married July 4, 1895 to Matthew 
WiCKES, of Slate Run, Penn. Their son : 
/rWM Seckwiik, bom May 18, 1897. 

297. Katie May Spelman, bom May 13, 1856: married to H. 

H. N1CH013 and has a son : 
436. Harry, 

298. Jennie Hart Spelman was bom Feb. 5, 1850 : married to 

Frederick W. Prill, of Plantsville. 

310. Anna Lilian Hart, born Nov. 18, 1869; married to Er- 
wiN Norton ; died Aug. 26, 1896. Children : 

43/. Lucy Irene bom in 1889. 438. Roy Barnes bom in 1892. 

326. Ida £. Cowles, bom July 10, 1855 ; married to Charles 
M. Ames July 10, 1876. A child : 

43> Biriie^ b>m Jni* 15, tSSi ; dtsi Oft 9, 1881. 

332. Charles Rockwell Clark, bom Dec. 2, 1870 ; married 
Jessie H. Usher, of Plainville, Dec. 26; 1894. 

340. Alva Clinton Miller, bom at Willoughby, Ohio, Odt. 

12, 1844; married at Cleveland, July 9, 1864, Clara 
Belle Hamilton ; lives at Willoughby. Daughter: 
4}a May Diana, bom at Troy. 

341. Elvira Elizabeth Miller, bom March 9, 1846; married 

I. to Arthur More Sawtelle. Feb. 2, 1865; 2. to 

AsTORG, of San Francisco ; died at Willoughby, 

Nov. iq, 1891. A son : 

441. Arthur J. (Sawieile), horn June 8, i866u 



62 jyiniA Generation. 

342. Ai^BBRT Ernbst Miller, born June 8, 1857 ; married 
Ella D. Wilbur. 

— 343 — 

Harribt Bbckwith was bom at Cleveland, Aug. 14, 1847 ; 

married Odt. 17, 1872, to Hamilton Roosa, an insurance agent 
and dealer in real-estate, who died about 1893. She was edu- 
cated at the schools of her native city, and, among other added 
accomplishments, gave some attention to elocution, for which 
she had unusual aptitude. Though advised by an eminent 
teaciier to betake herself to the stage, beyond occasional read- 
ings, recitations and parlor dramatic entertainments for social 
occasions or charitable purposes she has not allowed this one 
gift to absorb her time and attention. She is ap a<fiive mem- 
ber of various social and literary guilds, including **Sorosis." 
Since her husband's death she has continued his business and 
is a member of a Board of Underwriters. In 1899 she began 
the building of a four-story apartment house, having three 
street fronts, with a capacity of twenty .families, — at a cost of 
about $ 25,000. In memory of her father the building is named 
the **BscKwiTH." Children: 

442. Frank Edward, bom Nov. 13, 1875 ; died Dec. 9, 1875. 

443. Effit BelUt born Feb. 14, 1877.; married Oit. a, 1899 to James Clark 

Workman, of a Philadelphian family. 

444. Bessie Marguerite, bom May 7, 1883 ; died Ansr* iSi 1882. 

344. Alva Donald Bsckwith, bom at Willoughby, Sept. 26, 
1849; married JANB Mark, (bom Nov. 5, 1853), Nov. 21, 
1875; he died Jan. 16, 1893. Sous: 

445. Mark Edward, bora June 6, 1877. 

446. Harry Hamilton, bora April 7, 188 {. 

— 348— 

. Elvira Mblissa Sortor was bonuat Mayfield, Ohio, Nov. 
7, 1854; married Nov. 25, 1877 to Orvillb Adelbbrt Dean, 
who was bom at East Cleveland. Odl. 12,. 1849; both now 
living, at Fairmount, near Cleveland. (She had a brother, 
Henry Coleman, who died at the age of sixteen months, — omit- 
ted, at page 49 with other details not then known). Her 
mother was married at Willoughby, Aug. 28, 1850, to Harry 
SoRTOR,-=- the second of his three marriages, — and died in 
March, 1857. Her father was son of Elijah Sortor and Mar- 



Plant and Cooke Descendants, ^ 63 

garet Middaugh ; was born April 4, 1820, in Allegany Co., N 

Y.; first wife Amanda Melissa Dickey ^oi Belmont N. Y.; by 

whom a daughter.^i/aj;^ Adelia^ who died in 1881. having been 

eight years in East Indian missionary work ; third wife Betsey 

Avery ^ by whom Harriet Alice and Sally Jane^ both living at 

May field. In 1876 he was member of the Ohio A8sembl3\ He 

died Feb. I4,'i897. 
447. Mary Norma^ and her twin brother,— 
4|B. Hjrry Njrmju, bom Jan. aS, i88a. 
449. Grave Parker^ born Aug. 15, 1886. 

349. Marvin Bkckwith Jambs, bom at Troy, Dec. 11, 1855; 
married in 1887 Alice Lookbv, (bom Sept. 1859,) at Da^-- 
ton ; died at Colorado Springs,, Dec. 6, 1885. His widow 
is now wife of his mother's second-couMn, Frank Joslin. 
C)iildren f 

450. Eugene^ born and died about 1878, aged, five montha. 

451. Guy Marvin^ bom Feb. 16, 1881. 

'452. Freddie^ bom in June, 1882 ; died in August, 18S3. 

353. Alva Scranton, bom at Westfield, Minn., Aug. 13, 1869 ; 
married Sadie MoNTCtOMBRV, Jan. 12, 1898; one child : 

(453). 
355. WiLi^RD ScRANTON, bom'at Westfield, June 27, 1876; 
married Emma Coombs, Feb. 3, 1897. One child : (454). 

377. RussBL WII.UAM Sawens, bom at Gaines, N. Y., June 

22, 1855 ; married Jan. 5,* 1882, Euzabbth H.\i«e, dau. 
of Nelson Hale and Julia Saunders. Children : 

455. Sarah Ella, bom at Albion, March ao, 1883. 

456. George Hale, b. at Sweden July it, 1885 ; d. Jan. 23, 1887. 

457. Russe! Hile, b^rii at Sweden, N. Y., Sept a5» 1889. 

378. George Martin Sawens, bom at Gaines, June 19, 1859 : 

married Clara Mather, bom July 16, 1858 ; she wds 
daughter of George Mather and Mary Jane Crane. 

458. Charles, bom at Gaines, April 7, 1887. 

459. harry C, bora at Rochester and died early. 

380. Alice Euza Cooke, married at Goshen, Sept. 16, 1868 to 
Charles Decatur Buell ; children, bom at Litchfield : 

460. George H/^ashiKglon, bora Auff. m, 1869. 

461. Charles Hiram, }x>m Nov. 5, 1875. 
46a. Framh Alfred, bora Nov. 13, 1885. 

463. Alice Grace, bora April 9, 1888. 

464. Ruble. 



^4 Ninth Generuium. 

— 381 — 

Hknry Abijah Flagg.* born at New Britain Jan. 3, 1850 ; 
married, i. Mary A. Ford in 1870; 2. Mrs. Ella Pickbtt; 
lives at Stamford. Children : 

465. Mary Cormeiia, bDrn Sspt aS. 1870 ; died 0(<t 7, 1887. 

466. Hemty tViiliams^ (twin), bora Sept 96, 1870. He has one child. 

467. Augrusius Cooke, bora and died in 1873. 

468. Harriei Esther, bora July 31, 1873 ; lives at Norfolk, Conn. 

469. Adeiine, (twin), bora July 31, 1S73 ; died early. 
47a H^infield Scoii, (of second maniage). 

471. Eva. 

47^ Esiker, bora and died in 1894. 

473. Harry, bora Dec. 1895. 

— 382 — 

NoRRis RoBBiNS Flagg was bom Odt. 18, 1851 ; married i. 
Ella Nichols; 2. Fannib Avis in 1880; lives at Meriden. 
Children ; (all but first, of his second marriage.) 

474. Effie May, bora Jnly 24, 1873 \ died in 1876. 

475. H^iiiiam Warner. 476. Charles Avis. 477. Robert Flagg, 
478. Katharine Bristol. 479. Norris Rabbins. 

-383- 

Charlbs Williams Flagg, bom Ang. 19, 1855; married 
Minnie Alvira Spenckr ; lives at Bridgeport. Child : 
48a JLtnnie Evelyn, bora March-—, 1880! 



* As far as known at Blkhora the scheme of Flagv descent (dates want- 
ing) runs in this wise : — 
PLAGG.— I. Abijah, of Sndbnry, Mass., married Widow Sarah Bill. 

3. Solomon married Olive, dan^.iter of Zechariah Hart. 

3. Abijah married Honor Beckley. 

4. Henry Williams married Susan Cornelia Cooke. 
BBCKLBY.— I. Richard. 

2. Nathaniel married Comfort Dsming. 

3. Joiuspu married Mas/ Judd. 

4. David married Enmce Robbins. 

5. Honor was married to Abijah Plaggr- 

DBMING. — 1. John married Honor, daughter of Richard and Alice (Gay- 
lord) Treat 
3. Jonathan married Saiah, dangrhter of George Graves Jr. and Elisa- 
beth Ventras. 
3. Comfort was married to Nathaniel Beckley. 
JUDD.^i. Thomas. 



Benjamin married Mary; danghter of William and Mary (Hopkins) 
Lewis, and granddaughter of William and Eelijr Lewis. (Mary Hop- 
kisu was daughter of William Hopkins). 

Benjamin married Susannah Jr., daughter of John North Jr. and his 
wiife Susannah, daughter of Robert and Joan Ptancia. 

Mary was wife of Joseph Beckley. 



i 



Descendants of Abigail Beckwith. 65 

— 384 — 
Susan Cornbua Plagg, born July 19, 1857 ; married May 
8. 1879 to WiLLiAH MiDOLBMASS, who was bom at Kelso, 
Roxburghshire, Scotland, Feb. 9, 1853 ; lives at New Britain. 
Children : 

481. Agnes Cornelia, bom Jnly 1, 188a 

482. Robert Afiddlemass, (middle-name a redoubling of aumame), bom 

SepL 3; 1883, 

483. inuiam Flaggy bora Aug. 31, i886u 

484. Henry Flagf, bom Feb. 17, 1891 ; died at the age of five'wecka. 

485. Margaret Elixabelh, bom Nov.^ai, 1895. . 

-38s- 

Mary Amelia Cookb was bom at Washington, Utchfield 
Co., Conn., Nov. 29, 1847 : ^ graduate in 1868 of High School, 
Hartford ; taught for several years in the schools of that city ; 
was married Sept. 17, 1873, at Hartford, to Franklin Furman 
Knous ; has since lived successively at Hartford, Plymouth, 
(Conn.), Buffalo, and now lives at New Haven. To say that 
Mrs. Knous has contributed all that relates to the ancestors 
and descendants of Nathan Cookb is to tell truth but grudg* 
ingly. Had every Cookb of later generation than Nathan's 
children been excluded there still would have remained to her 
just credit a large result of valuable genealogical work. To 
mention the many towns visited for personal search of origins 1 
records, the mtiny and voluminous genealogical ''authorities" 
consulted, the many personal inquiries made for wiTtten and 
unwritten knowledge of living families, is yet to leave much 
untold of her indispensable service to her relatives, many cf 
whom are especially indebted to her for so much of their non- 
Beckwith ancestries as is shown herein. Franklin F. Knous 
is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 
and, as understood, has like his father given most of his inge- 
nious and skilful labor to the manufadture and improvement of 
fire-arms, and something of his leisure to the classic sports of 
field, forest, and stream. Their only son : 

486. Samubl, bom June 36, 1874. 

KNOUS.^1. JosapH, of Rozborough, Penn., and wife Margaret, appear 
in the record of St Peter's church (Evangelical I«utheran) at Barren 
Hill, after 1762, presenting children for baptism. It is believed that 
the family came to America in some older generation. 



66 Ninth Ceneratian, ^ 

3. Jacob, born at Knons HUl, abcut 1760 ; married Ellttbeth, docffhter of 
John Unensheet, a Quaker, or "Frieod," whose family also, as it i» 
thought, was of German origin. 

3. SAMUBL.bom at Knotts Hill, (Rozborongh) Jnly aB. 1806; married i 

Jan. 13, 1830, Ann, danghter of George Bartle;— by this marriage five 
children ; 2. Eleanor Ramsey Purman, at Philadelphia, O^. 33, 1S45. 
. For several years he was chief-inspe^or of fife-arms at the Colt Ar- 
mory, Hartford, at which city he died Jane 5, 1896. 

4. PRANKUN Purman, his mother's only child, was bom Aug. 34, 1846, at 

Springfield, Mass. 
PURMAN. — David, it is supposed from some evidences, m'ss descended 
from John Pnrman who was bom in Wales in 1600, came in 1633 to 
Massachnsetts, whose sons John and Josiah went to Newtown, L. I. 
and thence to New Jersey. David, bom about 1779 \ married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Richard Parks and Phccbe Price ; died Aug. 28, 
1831. Elisabeth was bom about 1779 '* ^^^ July 10, 1854. 
Eleanor Ramsey was bom at tamberton, N. J., April 3, 1810, and died 
Hartford, March 14, 1895. 

— 386- 

Benjamin Augustus Cooke was born at Torrington, Nov. 8, 
1849; married i. Liuan Woods Kline in 1870; 2. Nellie 
EuzABETH Cables, March 28, 1880, (who was born Aug. 22, 
i860). Children : 

487. Charles Ward, bom March 7, 1871. Died. 

488. Edward Hunter, bom at Hartford, March 30, 1873 ; married Nellie 

Caroline Fields, at New Haven, June 14, 1894. 

489. 49a Nellie Elizabeth ^ Grace Adelaide, b. at Hyde Park, Jan. 7, 1881. 

491. Louisa Mary, bom at Harwinton. Feb. 13, 1888. 

492. Ethel Eleanor, bom at New Haven Sept. 3, 1891. 

493. Amy Wadsworth, bom at New Haven, May 23, 1896. 

— 387 — 

Susan ItOUISa Cooke, bom at Hartford Dec. 9, 1857; mar- 
ried April 10, 1878, bX Hyde Park, to William Stai.nis 
BouRNB, of Hartford, who was born Feb. 22, 1856. Their 
children, all but oldest two, bom at Hartford : 

494. Mary Louise, b. Hyde Park, Nov. 15, 1879. 

495. Richard, b. at Hyde Park Auff. 11. i88f ; d. at Hartford Aug. «7. 1^85. 
49^ Kenneth Cooke, bom at Hartford, March 15, 1885. 

497. Philip Gregoty, bom Dec. a8, 1887. 

498. Clijgbrd Slannis, bom June 8, 1889. ^ 

499. Jfuth Waldron, bom March 8, 1891. 
50a William Slannis, bom June 14, 1893. 
501. Benjamin Alget, bom Sept 28, 1894. 
50I2. Donald, bom Nov. 18, 1895. 



Descendants of Abigail Beckwiik. 67 

BOURNS.— I. Richard, at Scitnatc ; at Sandwich in 1637.; ^nt wife, the 
mother of hit children, Itartha Hallett ; seoood wife Widow Rnth 
(Sargent) Winslow ; was first missionary to the Indians at Machpee ; 
died about 1685. 

2. Shbarjashub, bjm in 1643 ; niarried Bathshna, the daughter of James 

' Skiff ; died March 7. 1719- 

3. B^RA, born in 1676 ; married Martha Prince (Prence) ; died SepL 1764. 

4. REV. &.-IRARJASHUB, bom in 1736; married Widow Rnth (Bosworth) 

Church, April 19, 1747 ; died Feb. 9, 1781. Rnth died Nov. 1, 1796. 

5. Hon. Shbarjashub, bom Jan. 5, 1753 ; married i. Ruth Waldron, March 

4t i773i who died June 98, 1793 ; a. Rachel, dauirbter of Samuel Kent 
of Barrinffton, R. I., Nov. 90, 1793 ; depnty-govemor of Rhode Island 
during the Revolutionary period ; died Dec. 9Si >^i- 

6. Shbarjashub, bora at Bristol, R. I„ April 33, 1798 ; married Aidelia 

Alger ; died at Hartford about 1870. Himself and wife are buried at 
Cedar Hill Cemetery. ^ 

7. Benjamin Alger, liora about 1826 ; niarried i. Mary I«onise Stannis ; 3. 

Mary Bourae, his cousin ; died Nov. 1897. 

8. WiLUAM Stannis, married Susan Louisa Coox& 

AI^GBR.— I. Lieut. Andrew and wife Agnes at Scarborough in 1651. He 

was killed by Indians. 
3. John, a blacksn«ith, at Boston before 1679 ; wife Hannah, the mother of 

his children, daughter of Alexander and BUiabeth Baker. Hannah 

was born Sept 99, 1644. 

3. John, blacksmith, married April 9, 1709 at TRunton, Joanna, daughter of 

Thomas King, of Dighton ; died in 1750. 

4. Presbrvbo, in 1743 lived at Rehoboth ; married Martha Pafenny, who 

was of Swansea. 
S Jonathan, born June 19, 1733. 

6. Jonathan, born at Providence, Sept. 31, 1755; married, Sept. 37, 1783, 

Dorothy Carpenter ; died at Warren, Dec. 16, 1833. 

7. Ardbua, born at Warren, R. I., June 6, 1799 ; died at Hartford, January 

' 15. i»7«. 
CARPBNTBR.— 1. WiLUAM, bora in 1576. 

3. William, bora in 16015 ; died Peb*y 7, 1639 ; wife Abigail died P^b'y 33, 
1687. 

3. Samuel, bora about 1644 ; mairied. May 95, 1660, Sarah, a daughter of 

James Readaway, qt Rehoboth ; died Feb. 90, 1689-3. 

4. David, bora April 17, 1675 ; married Rebecca Hunt, in Nov. 1697 ; died 

July 96» 1709. 

5. David, bora June 1, 1701 ; married! Nov. 13, 1734, Joanna, daughter of 

Bbeneser Walker ; died July 11, 1787. Joanna was bora July 18, 1704 
and died Jan. 33, 1786^ 

6. Col. Thomas was bora July 15, 1735 ; married Dorothy Boaworth Jan'y 

5, 1749 ; died Jan. 33, 1809. Dorothy died Sept 14, 181 9. 

7. Dorothy, bora at Rehoboth, April 1757 ; died at Warren, Dec. 16, 1899. 



68 Ninih GeneruHom. 

-389- 
Clara Ward Cookb, born at Hartford Jan. ii» 1863 ; mar- 
ried in 1879, <^t Hyde Park, to John Prankun Dodge Vidbto, 
who was bom at Paradise, N. S., Nov. 13, 1858. Children : 
(five bom at Hyde Park) : . ' 

503 Charles Theodore^ bora March 16, 188a 

504. Rebecca Louise^ boni Oec 14, 1881. 

505. Haem Hagel, bora June 13, 1883 

506. LiUian H^ard, bora Nov. 27, 1884. 

507. Ciara Cooke, bora Aug. 18, 1886. 

508. Caroitne, born at Dorchester, March 6^ 1890. 

509. JakM Naihaniei, bora at Praminghain, May 30, 1894. 

VIDBTO. — The earliest recotd as jet fonnd of this name in America is :— 
I. JusncB, bora on Ifitaig Island in 1771 ; married Isabelle, a daughter of 

Nathaniel Fisher ; she died in 1830. 
t. Rbv. NathAKibl waa bora at Paimdise, N. S., in 1805 ; married Caroline 

Mnnro ; died in 1897. 

3. Tkbodoeb Hardino married Retiecca Dodge. 

4. John Franklin Dodor. 

MUNRO.— I. Col. Hrnry, bora in Scotland, (brother of Sir Robert and 
Mdj Mary Mnnro) ; married a danghter of Quartermaster-Genera^ 
Hooper, of H. M. Colonial Service. 

9. RORRST, married Penelope, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Sarah Green, 
BngUsh Quakers who settled in Nova Scotia at the time of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. 

3 Carolinr, wife of Rev.' Nathaniel Videto, bora in 1806, died in 1899. 

— 391 — 
Annb Seymour Cooke, bora at Hartford, May 12, 1868; 
married July 23, 1890, at Yalesville, to John Cornelius 
Griggs, Ph. D., (Leipsig), who waa bora at Spring Valley, Fill- 
more coRiity, Mioi)., Sept. 29, 1865. Prop. Griggs writes him- 
self Musicid Doctor, and is so taken and accepted among all 
lovers of his art at New York and throughout the cultivated 
east. Children: 

51a Levereii, barn at I<eipBis> Oerminj, March 95,18)9. 
511. Robert IVadsuforik, bora at Blixabeth, N. J., Jan. aa, 1896. 

GRIGGS. — I. Thomas and wife Mary were at Rozbury in 1639 ; she died 
Nov. 99, 1639 ; he died May 93, 1646. . . 

2. JosRFH, at Boaton in 1635 ; a freeman in 1653 ! married 1. Mary Crafts ; 
9. Hannah Davia ; died at Rozbnry, Feb. 10, 1614. 

3 ICHABOD, bora in 1675 ; married Maigaret Bishop. 

4. Dra. Ichabod, bora in 1718; representative in General Court (Ccnn.) 
1773 to 1788 ; died May 9, 1790. 



Piani and Cooke DesceMdanh. ^ 69 

5. Bmsiom Icbabod, born at Tolland, June 7, ij\\ : married Mary Hatch 

Dec. 19, 1765 ; died in army senrice Sept 1776, New Rochelle, N. Y« 

€l Stbphbm was bom at Tolland, O^ 3, 1769 ; married Bliaabeth Lathrop 
March 8» 1792. 

7. Rbv. Lbvbrbtt, bom in i8o8; married i. Catharine Steams; 2. her 

sister, whose name is not told. 

8. Rev. Lbvb&btt Stbarns, married Oomelia Little. (She bora in 1844). 

9. John Cornbuus, married Annb Sbymour Cookb. 

HATCH.— I. Thomas, from Kent, Bng, 2. Jonathan, married Sarah 
Rowley, April ii, 1646^ 3, Josbph, born in 1654 ; married Amy Al* 
len, Dec. 7r 1683 ; died Feb. 16, 1738. 4. Joseph, bom Koig, 3» 1689. 
5. Joseph, bom in 1715 ; married Mary Clark, of Tolland, March 10 
174c. 6. Mary, bom in 1742 ; wife of Ensign Grigos. 

I«ATHROP.— Rbv. John. 2. Joseph married Mary Ansell in 1650. 

3. Hope, bom in 1671 ; marfried Blisabeth Lathrop, daughter of Mel- 
atiah, son Thomas, son of Rev. John,— hence, finit-consins once re* 
moved. 4. Icrabod married Abigail, daughter of Deacon John 
Baker. 5. Solomon, and wife Blisabeth. 61 Buzabbth, wife 
of Stephrn Grioos. 

BAKBR.— t. Rbv. Nicholas, of Hingham, 3d minister at Sdtnate, and 
*' of such good temper as to reconcile the two churches, which had 
quarrelled for thirty years." ' 2. Samitbl, of Hull, married Pear 
Robinson ; Dec. 16, 1666. Fear, baptised Jan. 96, 1644. was daughter 
of Isaac Robinson and Matgaret Handford, and gr-danghter of Rev. 
John Robinson of X^eyden. 3. Dea. John married Anna Annable. 

4. Abigail, wife of IcHabod I/ithropk was bom in 1697. 

STRARNS.— I. Charles. 2. Shubabu 3. John, bom in 1691 ; mar* 
ried I. Blisabeth Bames, mother of — 4. Dr. John, who in 1765 
married Blisabeth, daughter of Joshua Wills, of Tolland, (of that ilk 
at Windsor). 5. Ron. Busha, bom in 1776 ; married Celinda ^- 
ker. 6. Two daughters were wives of Rev. Levrrett Griggs. 

BAKBR.— I. Jeffrey, of Windsor, married in 1649 Jane, daughter of Wil* 
liam Rockwell. 2. Joseph, bom June 18, 1655 ; married Jan'y 30, 
1676 Mis. Hannah Bnckland, daughter of Nathaniel Cooke and I«ydia 
Vose. 3. Joseph, bom in 1678 ; married Dec. 96, 1706 his secood 

wife, Mrs. Abigail (Stiles) Bissell. 4. Hbman, bom April 97, 1719. 
. married Lois Gilbert, of Hebron. 5. John, bom Jan'y 96» 1754 ; 
married Blisabeth Dimick. 6. Celinda, wife of Blisha Steams, 
bom April 39, 1780. 

LITTLB.— I. George married Alice Poor. 2. Moses, married Lydia, 
daughter of Tristram Coffin and Judith (^fccnleaf. 3. Tristram 
• was bom in 1681 ; married Sarah Dole, bom in 1690. 4. Bnogh, 
■ bom in 1798 ; married Hannah Hovey, (9d wife.) 5. Jessb, bom 
in 1767 ; married Martha, daughter of Col. Henry (»errish and Mar- 
tha Clo3?h. 6. Rbv. Henry, bom in 1800 ; married Susan Norton 
Smith. 7. Cornelia, wife of Rev. Levbrbtt Stearns Griggs. 



Tmik GenenUUm. 70 

SMITH.^!. I^BUT. Samubl, of Windsor, mar. Sftnli Smith. 2. Cbil- 

BAB. 3. CHILBAB. 4. OBADIAH. 5. SUSAN NOBTON, Wife Of 

Rev. Henry Uttle. 

SMITH.— I. JosBPB. ' 3. JosBPH and wife Rebecca, danffhter of John 
DicklnaoB and Prances Poote,and grsnddaiifffater of Nathaniel Dick- 
inson and Nathaniel Pbote. 5. Josbph and wife Sirah Alexander. 
Sabab, bom in 1792 ; wife of Lieut Samuel Smith. 

ALBXANDBR— I. John. a; Gbobob. 3.^NAtHANiBL married Han- 
nah, dan. of Samnel Allen. 4. SABAH,*wife of Josbpu Smith. 

— 392 — 

JuuA Hayman Cooke, bom at Hartford, Nov'r 4, 1870; 
married Nov'r 12, 1888 to Wiluam Gborgb Lang, of Terry- 
ville ; their children : * 

51a. Laurence H^iliiam, horn at Tcnyvillc, Conn., May ai, 1889. 

513. Kaikarine Louise^ bom at Terryville, Jan. 30, 1893. 

514. George CoaJke, bom at Washington, D. C, Aug. 6. 1895. 

— 414 — 

John W. Shbrwood, horn Nov. 10, 1868; married Jan. 17, 

1894, Ida G. Lbppingwbll, of North Franklin, New London 
county, Conn. Children : 

515. Margaret Lemoine^ bom Nov. ai, 1894 

516. SiUiman H^iUiam, bora Nov. 9. 1896. 

TENTH GENERATION. 

440. May Diana Mili«br was bom at Troy, Ohio ; married to 
Frank M. Stray. Child : 

517. Alva "L,, bom at Bnclid, Nov. 3, 1893. 

486. Samubl Knous, bom at Hartford, June 26, 1874 : married 
June 3, 1896, at Hartford, Mabbl Ei<la Barxbr» horn 
Jan^ 5, 1873 ; she is daughtegc of Egbert I^eroy Barker 
and Martha Alvira Allto. Children : 

518. Alvira Aimelia, bom at New Haven, July 17, 1897. 
319. Franklim Barker^ bom at Hartford, April smS, 1899. 



ANCESTRY OF NATHAN COOKE. 

Aaron Cookb was bom about 1610 ; came from Plymouth, 
Eng., to Dorchester, Mass.; married i. a daughter of Thomas 
and Agnbs Pord ; (she died between 1645 and 1650) ; 2. Joan, 
daughter of Nicholas Denslow ; 3. Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Nash, of New Haven; 4. Rebecca, daughter of Nathaniel 
Poote and widq}¥ of Philip Smith ; (commissioned successively 
as lieutenant, captain, and major, and served with Joh^ l^lason 
in 1657-8) ; settled at Windsor in 1638 ; removed to Northamp- 
ton, thence to Westfield ; died at Northampton, Sept. 5, 1690, 
aged 80. His will, (proved 0<ft. 24, 1690), is at Springfield. 

. Thomu Pord came bj the '* Ifary andlohn " to Dorchester in 1630 ; was 
at Windsor in 1637 ; deputy to General Court 1637— 1640 ; wife Agnes died 



in 1643 ; married Ann, widow of Thomas Scott, Nov. 7, 1644 ; died Nov. a 
1676, at Northampton. Ann died May 5, 167^ A daughter of Thomas and 
Agnes was wife of Major Aaron Cooke, and died between 1645 and 165a 



— a — 
Aaron Cookb, second of seven. chifdren, was horn at Wind- 
sor, Peh. 21, 1640-f ; married Sarah Wbstwood, at Hadley. 
(He had received the Windsor homestead as a * 'marriage por- 
tion," but sold it to follow the Hadley settlers). Prom 1667 to 
1692 he was ten times chosen selectman of Hadley; was justice 
of the peace for nearly thirty years ; and a representative in 
General Court of Massachusetts, in 1689. 1691, 1693, and 1697 ; 
ensign in 1674 and captain 1680. He died Sept. 16, 1716. Sa- 
rah was bom in 1641 and died March 24, 1730. 



" Francis " with wife Bridget to Cambridge in April 1631 ; an original pib- 
prietor at Hartford ; filled many public stations at Hartford and at Haalev 
to which latter town he had removed some years before his death, — Apnl 
9, 1669. Bridget died Mar 13, 1676. Sarah, their only child, was wife of 
Capt Aaron Cookb ;— died March 24, 1730^ aged eighty-six years. 

— 3 — 
Aaron Cookb, second of eight children, was bom in 1663-4 ; 

married Martha Allyn at Hartford; removed to. Hartford 



72 Anasiars of ffathan Cooke. 

from Hadley, in 1686; ^' townsmaa " five times between 1686 
and 1703; admitted to the bar at Hartford in 1709; died at 
Hartford April 15, 1725. BIartha was bom at Hartford, July 
27. 1667, and died Sqit. 13, 1732, 

Matthew Allyn, son of Richard, was bom Karch 9, 1605 ; married Feb. 
9, i6a6 Margaret, danghter of Joha Wyat \ at Cambridge in 1635 ; at Hart- 
ford in 46^7 ; at Windsor later ; deputy to General Cocrt of Massachusetts 
in 1636 and to that of ConnedUcnt i648--i6,S7 ; commissioner for the united 
colonies ; a patentee of the Charter of im ; died Feb. i, 1671. 

John, oldest of eigbt children of the foregoing, was bom Feb. 24, i6jo ; 
married i. Ann Smith ; 2. Mrs. Hannah (Lamberton) Welles, after \ffj%. — 
He died Nov. 6, (or 1 1 ), 169& Among his many public employments that 
with which his name is most associated is the secretaryship of the colony 
J663 — 1665 and 1667— 1695. 

Martha, daughter of fohn and Ann (Smith) Allyn, bom Jnly 17, 1M7, wan 
wife of third Aaron Cookb. She died Sept. i^ 173s. Her mother was 
daughter of Henry Smith and Ann Pjmchon. 

Henry Smith came to Dorchester in 1630 ; was appointed, with Ludlow, 
Pynchon, and others^ to govern the first settlement at Conne^cnt ; went 
to Springfield in 1636 : married Ann Pynchon ; went to England in 1653. — 
Ann, his daughter, was married to John Allyn, Nov. 9, 165a. • 

William Pynchon and wife Ann came to Roabnnr with Winthrop, 1630 : 
Ann died before the vessel returned ; in 1636 William married Frances 
Sanford, *' a grave widow of the Dorchester church,'' and mother of Henry 
Smith, %rho married his daurhter Ann. After' founding Springfield and 
performing various important public services he returned in 1653, ^^^ >>i* 
son-in-law to England and died in Odt i65a at Wraisbnry, near Runny- 
mede, Buckinghamshire. 

_4_( 

Aaron Cooks, also ^econd of eight children, was bom at 
Hartford, Sept. 23, 1689; married Hannah Wadsworth, Sept. 
29t 1715 ; died at Harwinton, July 15, 1759. Hannah was 
bom at Hartford in 1689, and died at Harwinton, Attg^. 2, 1786. 

William Wadsworth came in 163a from I/>ndon by the *' Uon " to Cam- 




Capt Joseph,-^ forever famous, —was bom about 1618; married 1. Elis- 
abeth Barnard, who was mother of his children : a. Bluabeth. daurhter of 
Lisut'Col. John Talcott ; 3. Widow Biiry (Olcott)* Welles ; served in the 
Narragansett war ; died in 17^3^ *'BIii%bsth, wife of Capt Joseph Wads- 
worth. died OA. 96, t7ia" Hannah, one of his six children, ¥ras wife of 
the fourth Aaron Cookb. She was bom in 1689. 

Birtholom*w Bimard wi^at Hartford in 16^7 ; married Saliah Birch wood 
Odt 25. 1647 ; consuble in 1635 and later ; died in 1698. 

Thomas Birchwood came in 1635 bv the " Traelove "from London ; free- 
man at Roxbury in 1637 ; an original proprietor at Hartford ; removed to 
Saybrook ; deputy in 1651 ; died in 1684. Birchard and Burchard are vari- 



* Savage found that Mary, daughter of John Blackleech Jr., was wife of 
I John Olcott ; 2. Thomas Welles ; 3. Capt. Wadsworth. . 



Cooke — /kfsi, 73 

om spelliiiffs of his name. Sarah, one of his six children, was bom about 
i6a6, and was wife of Baitholomew Gurnard. 

Joseph Cookb. youngest of four children, was bom at Har- 
winton and baptized Feb. 3, 1735 ; married Lucrbtia Post, 
who was bom at Norwich, Jan. 13, 1739 and died at Harwinton 
Sept. 17, 1777. In March, 1779, he married Mrs. Martha (Gris- 
wold) Benton, widow of Barnabas Benton. She died Aug. 8, 
1805, and his death was May 5, i8ai. Between 1768 and 1794 
he had served nineteen years as sele^man of Harwinton, and 
between 1779 and 1788 five terms as representative to General 
Court. He had also held a lieutenant's commission. Of the 
nine children of Joseph and Lucrbtia, the youngest was Na- 
than. (See page 22.) • 

Stephen Post, passenger of the '* Griffin,** Sept. 1633; at 
Hartfdrd in 1636 ; at Saybrook in 1649 ; died Aug. 16, 1659. 
Eleanor, his wife, died Nov. 13, 1670. Two sons were ances- 
tors of Nathan Cookb. 

— 2 — 

Thomas Post, horn in England in 1628 ; was one of the ear- 
liest settlers at Norwich; married i. Mary Andrews, Jan*y 
1656, who died in 1661 ; 2. Rebecca Bruen Sept. 3, 1663 ; 
died Sept. 5, 1704. Rebecca died April 15,- 1^21. 

Obadiah Bruen, son oif John Bmen of Cheshire, and descended from s 
warrior at Hastings, was a freeman at Bfarshfield in 1640 ; at Gloucester in 
1642 and clerk of that town ; before i6so had served for seven sessions as 
deputy to General Conit : removed in 1^ to New Ijondon ; to Newark in 
1607 ; died after 168a His wife was named Sarah. Their daughter Re- 
becca was wife of Thomas Post. 

— 3~ 

Joseph Post, second son of Thomas and Rebecca, bom at 

Norwich in 1681 ; married Mary Post, of SaybiXMk, Nov. 20, 
1733; died April 23, 1749. His wife was his consin Abram's 
daughter. 

— 4 — 

LucRETiA Post, daughter of Joseph and "Mary Post, horn 

at Norwich, Jan. 13, 1739; married to Joseph Cooke; died at 
Harwinton, Sept. 17, 1777. 

— 2a — 
Abraham Post, bom .in England in 1629; lived at Guilford 
and at Saybrook ; married Mary Jordan, of Guilford, whose 



74 Aftermath. 

second husband was James Steele. She was dauj^hter of John 
Jordan and Ann Bishop. The latter was daughter of John and 
Ann Bishop, of Gnilford. 

— yg — 

Abrah Post, third of eleven children, bom June 9, 1669 ; 
married Euzabhth Stbvbns, April 7, 1692. 

— 4^ — 

Mary Post, bom at Saybrook June 3, 171 1 ; married to her 
father's cousin Joseph, Nov. 20, 1733. 



NOTES. 

Nearly every error in type-setting, thus far, is merely discred- 
itable to the pnx>f-reader, and in no way misleading. The 
known errors of statement are hereinafter corre<^ed. These 
NoTBS are made mostly from information received too 4ate for 
placing it in its natural order. 
10. Matthew 3d bom (or baptized) April 13, 1667, died in 1740. 

Ruth, married to Jonathan, son of Nehemiali Royce. . 
XI. As to second marriage of James Jr., it is much the most 
probable understanding of the church record at Southing- 
ton. His father and his son, namesakes, were then^ liv- 
ing ; the father was' aged 78 years, and the son three 
years later married Lydia Hitchcock. These three James 
Beckwiths and only these three are found in any record 
at Parmington or Southington. Widow Sperry was bap- 
tized Hannah Clark, oldest daughter of Samuel and 
Hannah (Woodmff ) Clark (see page 15). Her first mar- 
riage was to Jonathan Bronson ; her second (probably) to 

Roberts ; her third to Daniel Sperry. 

The Marvin brothers were natives of Essex, where their 
family had lived for several generations. 

17. Phoebe Disbrow baptized Dec. 20, 1646. n 

John Meigs married Thomasine, daughter of William Pry, 
of Weymouth, Dorset, England. 

18. John Sheather buried June I, 1670. 

21. Children of Thomas and Celestia (Clark) Wood were Pran- 
cis and Mary. 



Notes. 75 



Francis had children \-~Mary Anm^ Josephine^ Louise; Edson^ 

George. 
Mary was married to Bdwin Bassett. Children '.— CelesHa, Qt-. 

riH, Frattk, Eugenia, Eoberi, 

Henry and Polly (Clark) Tompkins had no cuildren. 

24. Dorcas Hopkins was most likely of one of Che families of 

her name in Hartford or New Haven counties. She is 
said to have died in Chautauqua county about 1872. (?) 
Chauncey Ingham supposed his name, was a contracted 
form of In^^raham, and hence supposed himself an heir 
to the proceeds of a coming judgment-sale of the city of 
Leeds, England. About sixty years ago the Ingham and 
Ingraham mind was filled with great expeditions. 

25. John Ives was one of a family settling early in Tioga Co., 

Penn., going there from Connecticut. 

27. Jonathan Hurlbut died April, 1730. 
. Susannah Lee died Odt. 11, 1762. 

Esther Sherman was descended thus : i. Thomas, removed 
from the county of Suffolk to Dedham, Essex, England ; 
2. Henry and Agnes (Butler); 3. Edmund and Anne 
(Cleare) ; 4. Edmund and Joan, daughter of Elias Makin. 

Sarah, 2d wife of David Ensign Sr., was daughter of John 
Wilcox Jr. and Sarah Wadsworth, ^nd grand-daughter of 
John and Mary Wilcox, of Hartford. Her mother was 
daughter of William Wadsworth, and an elder half-sister 
of stoiit Capt. Joseph. 

28. The following scheme of Doty descent shows a chain of 

mother ancestors for eight generations, thus: Addie 

B 22k with Miijher, diu. of Harriet A. Seymour, dau. of 

Fanny Bradley, dau. of Esther Shipman, dau. of Sarah 

Doty, dau. of Hester Beman, dau. of Esther Bucking- 

* ham, dau. of Esther Hosmer. ^ 

I. Bdward, a " JIfav/iower" passenger,— a servant, and aprin- 
pal in first duel in New England ; mimed, Jan. 6^ 1634-5 FUth, 
daughter of Tristram Clark. She was bom in 1619. a. Howard 
was bom about 1^ ; married Peb*y 9^, 1669, Sarah, dau. of John 
and Patience Pannce. x, BBiffAMiN, bom at Plymouth, May 50, 
1689 ; married O^ a, I7i6» at Saybrook, Hester, daughter of Sam- 
uel Beman and Esther Buckingham. The latter was daughter of 
Rer. Thomaa Buckingham and Esther, daughter of Thomas Hos- 
mer. 4. Sarah, born at Saybrook about 1799 ; married to Samuel 
Shipman, June, 1745. 



76 Notes* 

29. Qrrbv Bsci^with, bom at Sonthington, April 15, 1795 1 
married Abigaii« Hoisington aboat 1814 ; removed to Orleans 
county, N Y., and thence in 1836 to Morenci, Lenawee county, 
Mich«, where he^ied Jan. 17, 1854. He was a farmer and car- 
penter. His wife wus bom March 2, 1797, and died at Morenci, 
Majr 13, 1874. Their descendants, as far as known, are : 

CAJ10UN9. bom March 20, 1815 ; married to Martin Davis ; 

one^daughter : Jane Angusta* 
Jokn^ bom Odi. 15, 1817; died Dec. 15, 1837. 
Ai«viN Cz^RK, bom Aug. 4, 1822 ; married Julia Stusser in 
1843 ; she died at Ithaca, Gratiot Co., Mich., in 1890. 
Their children and grandchildren are : 

John H9NRY,- bom May 30, 1.844; enlisted 1862, in 
Co. C, 1 8th Mich, infantry, and was mustered out 
' ' June 26, 1865; married CAtoe Aldridge; one son: 
Fred. 
Ellinor, died. 
Charlbs, nuuried Susie Arnold: two children : 

Gertie, and Nina. 
AucK, was married to Charles Allen / children : 

George, Rosa^ and Frank. 
Maria, was married to Adin Hombeck ; children : 

Lewis, Roy, and Bertha. 
Mary, was married to William Roberts; children : 

Carrie, Julia, and Minnie. 
J8NNIB Eva, was married to Joseph Scrouse; chil- 
dren : Alvin, Orren, Edna, and Edith. 

Mary, bom Aug. 11, 1824; was married, at Morenci. Feb. 
9, 1842, to Warren P. Beebe. She died at Morenci, May 
9, 1870. Warren is living at Lyons, Ohio. Their chil- 
dren were : 

Sarah Maria, bom Odt. 17, 1844; died June 2, 1879. 

Alice Amelia, bom Feb. i, 1852; died Feb. 14, 1862. 

Mary Abby, bom Mar. 27, 1856 ; died Feb, 20, 1862. 

Frank;hom Feb. 18, 1861 ; died Feb, 14, 1862. 
Cbi«ESTIA, bom Nov. 19, 1827 ; married i. to James Bier, 
June 20, 1852, at Yates, Orleans county, N. Y. He died 
at Albion, Sept. 23, 1857. She was married 2. to Ira 



Qandier, Au^ 15, 1880, at Merenei, Mich. He died 
Sept. 1898. She now lives at Morenck. Children : 

Aucs May, bora May 25, 1853; was nuutied te 
Charles Brees^ of Moiend, and now Jives at Del- 
win, Isabella Ca. Miclu CSiildrcn : 
Prank Ldmnd^h. May 7, 1^74; d« Jan« 21, 187S. 
Fred, b. Sept 17. 1875, 
Anna Mty^ b. Mirch 34. 1878; married DecV 

31, 1898, to Charles Knight, of Adrian^ 
ira C, b. April 14, i88a 
* Oriat b. Aug. 16, i882« 
Dessie Lea^ b. Sept 29, 1886. 
Florence EsUella, b. OSL 4, 1888. 
Emma J. ^ bom April 13, 1857; now living with hef 
mother at >Io]«nci. 
Janb Ann, bom May 13, 183 1 ; w?i8 married 0<ftV to, 1847^ 
to Charles Miles % living at Morenci^ Children : 

ChlarUs Henry ^ Edwin Clark, Abigail Rebeccas 
Nancy A^nelia, Mary Abbt, James Orren, 
Jennie AngHSla^ Cora Bett^ Helen Adella^ 

John B. 
Eiioin, born Jans 5. 1S36; died Mirch 1$. 1838. 
Marvbtts, bom Nov. 27, 1838 : was married to Jacob Slair, 
who is living at Grand Rapids, with his son Orren^ She 
died July 13, 1898, at Morenci« Her children aie: 
Orren, lives at Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Edwin D., lives at Detroit* 
Carrie^ was married to Geopge Todd^ of Morenct, 
32. Sarah Sophia Becfcwith (No. 177) died Feb. 14, 1837. 
35. George Albro Cooke was a soldier of the civil war. No in* 
formation given as to details of service* 

35. An unfulfilled promise of a npte on Catherine Bmndige i^ 

here nmde good. Her first marriage was Aug. 10, 1840. 
Her daughter, Mary Thompson, is wife of Charleil 
Bliven, arid lives at Karaer, Albany Co., N. Y. 

36. Susan Stowell Cooke (No. 223) died Sept. 12, 1856. 
Susan C. Humphrey ville was daughter of Lemuel Hum- 

phreyv\lle and Ursula Preston. 



Jd Noiis. 

38. Cumence Estlicr (Hinman) Upson died/nii. lo. 189^, 
4a. John Meagher, son of Thomas Meagher and EUetf Pl5-nil« 
was born at St. John, N« B., SepL 16, 1847; lived for 
several years with his parents at Decorah, Iowa ; educa* 
ted at Winneshiek Normal Institute, and also attended 
Chicago University; was a soldier of the 129th Indiana 
infantry, serving at battles of Resaca, Franklin, qnd 
Nashville; a teacher at Elkhart, Ind«; as printer, re* 
porter, and editor has had experience nearly as long and 
"wide as the Mississippi valley ; is now editor of the Kan* 
sas City Packer^ His parents were natives of county 
Tipperary, Ireland, and came early in life to America. 
They were married Nov« 1846. at St. John« In 1855 
they bought a farm near Decorah, where Ellen died Oift* 
10, 1868. Thomas died at Memphis in 1878. 

44. Samuel V. Beckwith was bom/a»* 2, i8j6. 

45. Nothing received from children of Naacy Beckwith Welton« 

47. Allison N. Clark is known locally as *«Deacon Clark." It 

is but just to admit here (since not admitted earlier) that 
no descendant of Seth Clark and Lucia Beckwith is an« 
swerable for the truth or error of any statement in these 
pages. A similar statement is very nearly true as to the 
family of Clark Beckwith, (pp. 34 and 50;. Mrs. Mary 
• E. G. Clark, however, kindly corrected a few errors as to 
the family at Plainville; and, in behalf of her children, 
has found much interest in her husband^s Beckwith* 
Clark ancestry. The sources of information relating to 
the descendants of the brothers Marvin Jr., Salmon, and 
Sylvester, in Greene county, were curiously various^ 
and tend to show that one with at* . obstinate will may 
sometimes find w^ys, though these be more or less devi- 
ous and sul^eift to some error in resultlk 

48. '*Melaiicton^* is the family spelling of the name of Dewitt 

C Miller's father. 
30. It will be seen by reference to page 53 that but a meagre 
showing is made of descendants of Sophia (Beckwith) 
Reed, and hardly better for those of her twin-siSter Sally. 
A like obscurity hangs over the posterity of their aister^ 



Notes. 7^ 

irrs. Diana (Beckwith) Jones, (page 80). Well-diredted 
industry should have procured material additions from 
these three sources. 

55. Harriet Chase was bom at Winchester ^ not Mand&ester. 

56. Silas Gridley was son of Abel Gridley and Hannah, daugh- 

ter of Abraham and Martha (Tyler) Clark (see page 27) 
(Hence, Silas Alfred Gridley and Sarah Jane Cooke are 
fourth-cousinSt and their marriage quite within canon- 
. ical law). Jacob Benton *s wife was of the Slade family. 
His father,, also Jacob, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Barnabas Hinsdale. David Beebe's wife was Sarah Lord. 
The descent of Alexander Alfred was: i. Sergt Bene- 
didt Alvord and Jane Newton. 2. Jeremy Alvord and 
Jane Hoskins, (daughter of Anthony Hoskins and Isa- 
bella Brown,, — see page 55). 3. Job Alfred and wife his 
Jerusha. 4. Alexander. 
59. David B. Tomlinson has not beeo reached, and his children 
go unrecorded here. Nor has the name^of Mrs. John«^ 
song's daughter been learned. 

64. In note on Flagg descent, iixth line, read Esth^ Cornelia^ 

as cocredUy printed at page 52. 

65. To list of children of William and Susan C. Middlemass^ 

add Arthur Henry as their oldest son. Date of birth not 
known. 

66. The known ancestry of Nellie B. Cable is as follows : — 

CABLE.— I. John, at Springfield in i6t6 ; at Fairfield In 1652 ; married 
1. aaisterof Jehu Burr: 2. Ann, widow of Roger 9ettB of Branf ord^ 
a. John,, bom Jan. la, 1641 ; died in 1673 i ^^ ^'« ^"^u nam^d Abi- 
gail. 3. Samubl and Ann ■ ■ ■ were married Sept a6, 1733 ; be 
died in 1760.* 4. Samuel married Mary Porter, of StmtCord. 5, 
William, bom Jan. 4, 1766 ; married HannahTreadwell in 17S6. 
6. WiLUAM, bom in 1709 : married Almira Main ; died in 1882 ; him^ 
aelf and wife were buned at Barkhamated. 7. William Hbnrv 
waa bora, at Sandisfield, Kiaa., Feb. 96. 1897 ; married Mary Ann, a. 
daughter of Aniiel Brace (of S|^ttiah birth) and Orilla Taggart (of « 
New Bngland. family). She waa bom at Blandford^ Maaa., March ii^ 
1896. 8. Nblub Buzabbth. 
-TRBADWBI«I«.'— ^ Samubl waa bora about 1760 ; wifb named Martha. 
3. Samubl, bora about 1700 ; lived at Poqiionnock (now Bridgeport >. 
3. Samubl, married Hannah Wheeler. 4. Hannah, wife of the 
aenior William Cable. 



* It looka aa if a generation were wandng'between John Jr. and Samnet 
Sr. Sixty yeara from the father'a death to the son'a marriage ta unuaual.. 



(A. Frederick J, Cooke, (388), Walter Hotehkin. (406), Cfcarfes 
T. Vidcto, (503}, were soldiers of the Cnban war. The first, as 
AnderBtood, watf a captain in a Texan regiment of *' immttiies. '^ 
The second is yet in service, — his regimental designation not 
told. Hie third was of Co, H, 6th Massachusetts Inf. As lar 
aOB known oiir tfoldter-ancestor had a son, a grandson r filteeit 
gteat-grandsons, three great-great-grandsons, and one of the 
Aext later generation, — a total of twenty-one,^- in soldier- ser- 
vice. Not oire, however, deriv^ %\% patriotism or his military 
spirit (rom one colonial ancestor or one family only. 

'to. When partly recofistnidted the ancestry of Susan Norton 
Smith mns in this way : -^ 

t Li BUT. Samvbl, horn ahoot 1609 : hit wile was aamcd BUabeth. 9. 
Chilbab, bora in i^3S j msrricd Hannmh, dnuthter of Lake Hitch' 
cock and BOsaheth Giohonft. 3. Chilbab, dotb In 168a ; married 
llmr* daoglitcr of Peter Goldina. 4. Wiif nsoa, bom fa 1790 ; aur* 
ried SartU Smtik, who was bom in 1792. 5. Wimdsob, bom in 17^ : 
hit wife named BlCnbeCh. - 6. Obadiah. baptised in 1787 ; mamed 
Susan KorCon. 7. Sosan Kobtok, wife of Jeer. Hemy Little. 

JS' In third li^e of note to page s8 (as to Doty descent) it may 
he seen that the name of Harriet S. Beckwith shonld be 
placed between those of her daughter Addie B. Meagher, 
and her mother, Hanfet A. Seymour. 

76. (Jacob) James Pier waa son of John S* and Sarah Pier. 
John S« died Jnly si, 1848. Sarah died Aug. 7. 1869. 

Oscar A. Bkckwith (see page 57) married Mary Cami ll8 
FowLBR, (daughter of David S. and Agnes (Mnir) Fowler), 
who was bom at Lexington, Greene Co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1844* 
Their daughter is : '— 

Ada Thkola Brcxwith, bqm at Stamford, Delaware Co., 
N., Y., Aug. 2, 1864; married OA. 25, 1883, at Prattsville, to 
Grorgr p. RaSdrr who was bom at Rozbury, Delaware Co., 
K., Y., April 4, 1857. He is son of Paul Raeder, and Mary 
Mueller, who were bom in Germany. They now live at Grand 
Gorge, Delaware Co., N.', Y., where their son,'* 

Charles Beckwith Raeder, was bom Aug. 17, 1888. 

Specific acknowledgement of valuable service given is due to 
Mrs. Eliza J. Spelman, Mrs. Sarah Hart, and Rev. George S. 
Beckwith. In general, the coming generations will owe much 
to the living kindred in the eighth generation, and to a few ol 



Noies. 8i 

tbeir cbildren. for the small qnota here pieaerved' of thia cen- 
tury's genealogical knowledge, which else would have been 
lost foiever when the living shall have been gathered to their 
honored ancestors. . 



It has been published and passes ctureiit qnite. widely for genealogical 
tmth : I. That Rbynolo BBCKwmr, having removed to the province of 
New Brunswick, married Mary Handley, of Prederi^ion, April is, 1796,-* 
he then in his ninetieth year,— and that their children were Blisabeth, 
Mary Ann. Nehemiah, and Samuel ; and that this precocious Samuel had 
a son in iSoql s. That Saxubl, a brother of Rxymolo, married HiaiAM 
Marvin in 1740^ and had these children : Samuel, Marvin, and Randley. 
3. That Marvin lived at Cairo, N. Y., and died at Sonthii«ton, N. K, and 
that he had children.: Alva, Clark, James, Ira, I«orin, Diana, Sarah, Sophia, 
Harriet, and Andre,— the last named bom in 1803.* 

Since Samubl and Miriam are thus quecriy involved with their South- 
ingtonian nephew and his great-grandchildren, it may be of some interest 
to know by the church register at the present town of Old Lyme that they 
were married by Rev. Jonathan Parsons, Peb'y i, 1758, O. &, or Peb'y is, 
1739, ^- S. ; and by a record at Norwich that their children were : Mary, 
bom Aug. 17, 1740 ; Samuel, July jo, 1743 ; /T/mAii, July 97i i745 ! Martha, 
Odt 95, 1747 ; Asa, April 11, 1750 ; David, June mi^ 175s ; Nehemiah, Peb'y 
99, 1756. Samubl's last land-sale at Norwich waa May 11, 1761, to Jabes 
Huntington and Benjsmin Lord Jr. Prom that time his home was by the 
Basin of Minas,— perhaps the house and farm of Benoit BeUefootaine. — 
The youngest of these tliree Samuels was son of Etiska, while BUabeth 
and Mary Ann were not his sisters but his daughters. * 

John, youngest brother of Rbynold snd Samubl^ had children at Nor- 
wich, John Jr. and Hopestill ; and at Sonthington, Blisabeth and Worden. 
June 30, 1760 he aold to Caleb Abell his land at Norwich, whither h^ had 
returned about 17541 and removed to ComwalUs, N. S., where he died at 
nearly one hundred years old. John Jr. and his cousin Samuel Jr. married 
Chipmaa sisters, whose mother's brother was Rev. Thomaa Handley, (in 
his time a famona Baptist preacher). Handley Beckwith waa son of John 
Jr. [John Albert Beckwith, of Middleton, N. S., a grandson of Randley, 
kindly gave the steps of his descent from John.] 

Amcmg the descendants at Bristol, Conn., of Zechariah Beckwith there 
is a tradition concerning two canes, — a light one having a silver band on 
which was scratched the letters *' L ^" snd the bther a stout gold-headed 
stick. These, as the tradition ran in Zechariah's time, were two hundred 
years old, and had been owned by six James Beckwiths ;— three of whom 
evidenUy, were Jaines the son of Matthew Jr., James Jr., and Zechariah's 

*It is nowhere in these pages designed to impeach Panl Beckwith or his 
book. There are now many nelps to New Bngfsnd genealogy which were 
not at his service in 1891. As he modesUy says, he has biased tne way for 
a genealogy of American Beckwiths. ... 



fe 



bitttr, JknM 5d; who* had n>aoikof thU iMine. Jaom tfieioir of 2iBC^- 
ariah waa the next dealgnated ciMtodlaaof theie relica ; but this fourtli 
Jamea never retimied from the Sonth to daim then. While the tradition 
may have gained or toat aome unimportant detdU in ita pa a a age through: 
aevexai generationa, it ia aa nnaafie to reje^ thia aa yet only known hint 
aC ICATTHBW Bbcicwitb.'8 parentage aa to infier too much £lronk iL. 



INDEX OF BECKWITHS. 



Abigail . 

Ada Thcola . 

Albert . 

Albert Clayton .. 

Aldella 

Alfred . 

Alice 

Alva «... 

Alva Donald 

Alvin Clark. 

Amoa . . « 

Andre* « » « 

Angeline Clarissa 

Anna Elizabeth. 

Ann Eliza . ' 

Asahel Lane 

Avilla Lncretia 

Belinda 

Caroline 

Gatharine 

Qelestiai 

Charles 

C&arles Day 

Charles Kdwfn 

Charles Rainiond » 

Charlotte Maud 

Chauncey Ingham. 

Clarence Abbott .. 

Clark 

Cblvih .. . . 



40 

41 
40 

^4 
59.76 

%2 

76 

19 
3» 
44 
51 
49 
25 
41 
24 
39. 76 
» 

34^76 
7& 

SI 
29 
26 
61 
40 

SI 
34 
50 



Constance Dickinson . 
Damon Howard 
Daniel . . 
David ... 
Devillo- .» . • 
Diana . . - . 
Diana Loretta 
Edward Seynumr 
Edwin . . 
Edwin Blerton. 
Elizabeth . • lo^ iir 
Eliza J. . • . 

Eliza Jane . . • 
Ellihor • « •• 

Elvira Minerva 
Eugenia . . . 
Flossie E . 
Frances Eliisabeth 
Fred - • 
Fred H. « . .. 
Garwood H^ 



George Henry ' 
George Noble 
George S. 
George Sheldon 
Gertie 
Gilbert 
Griswold 
Harriet \. 



4» 
30i 
II 
16, 24. 

34 

4» 
4* 

19. 17 
44 

34. 51 
37 
43. 
76- 

49' 

34 
6a 

26. 

76 

4S 
2a 

«9. 41 

59 

39' 
40* 

51 
76* 

vr 

22, 62 



7iu2ftr ^ BedtwWu. 



«J 



narriet Seynii 


Dur 


% 


43 


Lewis <»• V 


. H 44 


Harris 


« 


4* 


Lewis Valeiatine 


41 


Harry Hamilton 


« 


, '^ 


Loren , 


34 


Han7 Lawrence 


« 


31 


Lucia 


At 


Harvey * 


^ 


«8, 39 


Lucia Maria 


26 


Hattie M. . 


•• 


6o 


Lucien 


32 


Heniy 


« 


^^ 39 


Lucy Angelina 


30 


Henry Mortimer 


« 


<« 40 


Mabel Foster 


42 


Howard Potter 


^ 


41 


3(faroaa 


20 


Huldak 


^ 


72 


Hana h 


^ ^ ' 7* 


Ida May 


« 


^ 48 


Marion B. % 


5« 


Ira <. % ^ 




«9. 3a, 35 


Mark Bdyrard 


62 


James lo, ii. 


5^ 3:^ 39^ 74 


Martha « 


ti, 12 


James Coleman 


« 


^ 48 


Martha Lewis 


4S 


James Henry , 


* 


«8,35 


Mama h 


X^, 21 


James Ira 




^ 


Marvin Bdward 


48 


James Polk 




4» 


Maiy H 


ii, ^ 37. 74 


James W. 




37 




^6, 51 


Jane 






39 


Maiyette 


77 


Jane Ana 






7.7 


Matthew 


«, 1^. K>. 74 


Jane B. 






43 


Maud 


4X. 5* 


Jane Elisa 






38 


M<vy 


60 


Jeannette 






34 


Mercy . 


11 


Jemima 






37 


Morell DolphttS 


44 


Jennie Eva 




%. 


^ .7^ 


Infancy 


4S 


Joel * . H 


% 


^5. 28 


Nathaniel . 


S 


John . %, 


ro. 


". 39. 76 


Nelson 


43 


John Henry ^ 


^ 


H 76 


Nina 


- ^ 7* 


John N. 


•• 


43 


Oliver Morse 


51 


Jonah H 


' 4 


xo 


Oma % H 


•• > 71^ 


Joseph . 


••» 


^ 


Oscar . 


37 


Josiah Blbndge 


• 


a6 


Oscar A. 


- - 5y 


Julia A.. 


s 


^5 


l^nryWacox 


e» 


I«anra Ann h 


•• 


60 


•KiilemctB « 


- - 3y 


Lawrence B. 


* - 


<6o 


Pmdence 


w 


Lee 


^ 


- 41 


Ra'^h A. 


H ^ 4|t 


Lemuel 


H 


22 


Ransom 


33 


Leva 




* 


r5 


Reathie 


<¥• 



Index 4^ Bickwiths. 



nqnuM 


• 


• 


XI, xa 


Sarah Sophia 


• 1 


3ar 77 


Rntli 


• 


• 


10, 74 


Silas 


. ^ 


Sadie . 


• 


• 


61 


'Sophia 




33 


Salmon 


■ • 


* 


' a3. 3a 


SUphm 




7 


Sally . 


• 


• 


33 


Susan . 




23 


Samuel 


• 


• 


IX 


Theodore Ira 




51 


Samuel Valentine 


44 


Tkowuu 




7 


Sarak 


• 


• 


10, II 


VerdaW. 




60 


SaxBhA. 


• 


• 


. 36 


Will Francis 




40 


Sarah Adeline 


• 


44 


Zanoni 




50 




NOM 


f-BBCKWITH 


DESCENDANTS. 


• 




Allen . 




76 


Ewdl . 


45 Reed . 




33 


Baldwin 




51 


Fisher 

< 


50 Rich 




. 58 


Baaaett 




75 


Flagg . 


53, 64 Roberts 


. 76 


Beebe 




76 


Grig^ga 


68 Roosa . 


62 


Boame 




66 


Hall 


58 Root 


20, 31 


Bowman 




33 


Hart . 


45 Sawens . 


5a. 63 


Bradley 


^ 


47 


Hombeck 


76 Sawtelle 


61 


Bieea . 


-, 


77 


Hotchkin 


57 Scranton 


50, 61 


Bttdl . 




30 


Hnggins 


' 60 Scrouse 


. 76. 


Bnrwell 




38 


James 


49, 63 Sherwood 


58. 70 


Cherry 




37 


KnottS . 


, 65, 70 Sortor 


49 


Clapp . 


36. 


. S« 


Lane . 


33 Spelman 


43 


Clark 


aj;3ii 


.47 


Lang . 


70 Stair 


77 


Cook . 




60 


Matthews 


31.46,47 Stray . 


70 


Cooke 23, 


36. 37. 


.5a 


Middlemass 65 Tomlinson 


3H 


57. 65, 


66.6)8, 


. 71 


Miles . 


77 Upson 


^3. 3« 


Corbin 




60 


Miller . 


48, 61 Videto 


68 


Cowles 




47 


Nichols 


31, 48, 61' Welton 


45 


Davia •. 




76 


Overbaugh 33 White 


57 


Dean . 




63 


Pardee 


30 Wickes 


61 


Ellsworth 




49 


Raeder 


80 Wood 


• 


75 



BBCKWITH INTERMARRIAGES. 



Abbott 


51 


Griswold 


9 


Pay 


44 


Aldridge 


76 


Hamann 


33> 35 


Peck . 


29 


Allen . 


•76 


Hoisington . 


76 


Pier 


76 


Andrews 


II 


Holland • 


60 


Prout . 


19 


Arnold 


76 


Hoose 


39 


Reed . 


' 33 


Baits . 


10 


Hopkins 


24 


Rice . 


II 


Baldwin 


SI 


Hornbeck 


76 


Robbins 


22 


Barnes ( Mrs 


.) II 


Haw ( Mrs.) 


II 


Roberts 


76 


Beebe . 


76 


Huggins , 


6o- 


Roosa 


62 


Berg^er 


51 


Hyde . 


34 


Root . 


20 


Boj^ardus 


34 


Hyiues 


25 


Rowe . 


23 


B6wiuan 


33 


Ingham 


24 


Royce 


10, 12 


Brindon 


34 


Ives 


25 


Sawyer 


• 

II 


Brundige 


35 


James . 


49 


Scott . 


44 


Brush 


32 


Johnson 


28 


Scranton 


50, 61 


Biicll . 


30 


Jones 


21. 43 


Scrouse 


76 


Chamberlain 


37 


Ketchum 


5» 


Seymour 


25 


Chandler 


77 


iMfttb . 


II 


Slusser 


76 


Clark II, 14 


. ai, 74 


Lane 


16 


Smith * 


12 


Cook . 


60 


Layman 


39 


Sortor 


49 


Cooke 


22 


Le Fevre 


51 


Spelman 


43 


CooUy 


10 


Lew 


29 


SUir . 


77 


Corbin 


60 


Lewis 


29.45 


Stewart 


51 


Curtiss 


34 


Lockwood 


34 


Stoddard 


34 


Davis . 


76 


Mcl^eod 


48 


Stow . 


19 


Decker 


39 


Mark . 


62 


Stowe 


20 


Dickinson 


41 


Marvin 10 


1 III II 


Tnrtcher 


60 


Dinimick 


40 


Meagher 


42 


Upson 


23 


Dutton 


18 


Merriam 


12 


Van Arsdale 


40 


Eaton 


43 


Miles . ' 


77 


Van Valkenb 


^'rgh 34 


Edwards 


36 


Miller 


48 


Warren 


50 


Ellsworth 


49 


Mitchell 


41 


H^e^ter. 


12 


Ewell . . 


45 


Noble . 


25. 41 


Wdton 


45 


Gilbert 


n 


Palmer 


39 


Wickes 


61 


Girard 


. . 8 


Parris . 


32 


Warden 


II 


Grant . 


' 8 











96 



Index. 



HAMBS OP PAMIUBS INTBRMARRIBD WITH NON-BBCKWITH 

DBSCBNDANTS. 



Aoiet . 


6i 


Flagff 


5a 


Parsons 


31 


AflUnir 


6i 


Pord 


64 


PickeU(Mrs.) 


. 64 


Avis . 


^ 


Goodrich 


47 


Pfaitt 


33 


fiMsett 


31.75 


Gridley . . 


^ 


Powers 


31 


Bcardsley . 


- 53 


Griggs 


6B 


Pr^t .* 


n 


Blftkfe . . 


3« 


Hale . 


.63 


Prill . 


61 


Booth 


. 58 


Hall 


58 


^ont . 


»9 


Boomc 


66 


Hamilton 


61 


R(ch . 


• .57 


Bndley 


. 47 


Hart . 


45 


RockweU . 


47 


Brecft . 


. 77 


Hinman 


* 


ROttAC 


5a 


Brigluun 


. 57 


Holbrook . 


57 


Russell 


45 


Brockett 


. 3i> 


Hotchkin . 


57 


Sawens 


3^. '« 


Biidloiv 


. 5a 


HnU 


50 


Sawtelle 


61 


Buell . 


. 63 


Hnmphreyville 


36 


Scribner 


43 


BordiA 


. 56 


Johnson 


^ 


Seam 


58 


Bnrwcll 


33.43 


Joyce 


36 


Sherman 


. 58 


Btttler 


• 33 


Kline 


66 


Sherwood 


58 


Byinytoo 


• 31 


Knight 


77' 


^mith 


• 36 


Cable 


66 


Knons 


^ 


Spencer 


64 


Outle 


. 3« 


Ijanibertoo 


. 46 


Stone 


46 


ChiM 


• 55 


Lane 


• 33 


Todd 


. 77 


Cherry 


7n 


Looney 


. 63 


Tomlinson . 


38 


CUpp 


. 36 


McVinnie . 


55 


Usher 


61 


Oarfce 


33 


Manchester 


3B 


Videto 


68 


Cooke . 


. 36 


Marsh 


37 


Wakeley . 


56 


Coombe 


. 63 


Mather 


63 


Warner 


• 3« 


Cooper 


36 


MaTice . . 


33 


Webster 


. * 


Coppet 


. S8 


Matthews 


31.46 


Weeks 


. 47 


Cowlei 


. 47 


Middlemass 


. ^ 


White 


. 57 


Defta*' . 


63 


Montgomery 


63 


Wilbnr 


6a 


Dunbar 


55 


Nichols . 31 


.61,64 


Wise . 


38 


Hnerich 


• 33 


Norton 


46.61 


Woodmff 


36*47 


F)df€hild -. 


• 43 


Ostrom' 


33 


Workman 


6a 


Pielda 


66 


Overbangh . 


• 33 


Worthington 


56 


Fisher 


SO 


■ 









Albert 
Alcott . 
Alexander 



INDBX OF OTHBR FAMILY NAMB8,« 
49 Alfred .- 56 Allgar 



34 Alger 
70 Allen 



67 AUyn 
69,70 Alvord 



18 

71.7a 
55*78 



* With bnt few exceptions the following natAes are those of some of the 
ancestors of Marvin Bbckwxth's descendants, of their wives and of their 
hnsbands. 



L 



Index. 



87 



Amsden 


46 


Button 


18 


Andrews 


73 


Cadwell 


4« 


Annablc 


. 69 


Calkins 


. 41 


AiMcU 


69 


Canfield 


16 


Avery 


. 63 


Carpenter 


67 


Baker 


67. «9 


Carter 


. 59 


Barnard 


7a 


Carwile 


43 


Barnes . 


46,69 


Case 


54 


Bartie 


66 


C*..apman 


54 


Bay 


60 


Church 


. 6r 


Beaman 


34 


Clark 14, 15, 19, a8 


Beardsley . 


. 53 


44 

• 


59. 69. 75 


Beckley 


64 


Clarke 


54 


Beebe 


56 


Cleare 


75 


Beman 


75 


Cleveland . 


37 


Benham 


• J» 


Clousrh 


. 69 


Benton . 


S6>73 


Coffin . 


. 69 


Beits . 


79 


Co.-n4tock . 


' 38 


Bidwell ' 


• 55 


Cookie 


. 69 


Bill . 


«.64 


Comwell 


aB 


Birchwood . 


. 7a 


Crafts 


68 


Biid 


«9 


Ciane 


«7. 63 


Bishop 


31. 68, 74 


Danforth 


54 


Bissell . 


54.69 


Davis 


68 


Blakeslec 


3».3a 


Dedrick 


50 


Bliven 


77 


Deming 


6* 


Bogardus 


. 3a 


Denslow 


71 


Boswoith 


. 67 


Dewey 


. 41 


Bourne . 


la. 67 


Dickinson . 


70 


Bouton 


15 


Dimick 


. 69 


Brsdley . 


»7. !«. a7 


Disbrow 


17.74 


Bray . 


16 


Dodge 


68 


Briggy 


. 5a 


Dole . 


. 69 


Brokaw 


. 40 


Doty 


^.75 


Bronson 


17. 74 


Douglas 


• 43 


Brooks 


60 


Dudley 


21 


Brown 


15.54.55 


Dyneley 


6 


Bmce 


8.79 


Bdwards 


54 


Bruen 


. 73 


lino 


54.55 


Brush 


3a 


Bnos 


16 


Bryan . 


51 


Bnsign * , 


• ^7 


Buckingham 


75 


Bvarta 


a7 


Buckland 


. 8.69 


Faunoe 


75 


Burr 


. 79 


Pell 


48 


Bnshnell 


59 


Ferguson 


3a 


BnUer . 


. 35.75 


FiUey 


• 55 



Fisher 

Ptynn 

Foote 

Ford 

Foster 

Fox 

Francis 

French 

Fry 

Furman 

Gaylord 

Gerrish 

Gibbons 

Gilbert 

Gillett . 

Golding 

Grant 

Graves 

Green . 

Greenleaf 

Gridley 

Griswold 

Gunn 

Hallett • 

HaUtead 

Handford 

Hart . 

Hatch 

Hathaway 

Hawkins 

Heaton 

Hicks 

Hinsdale 

Hitchcock 

Holcomb 

Holsapple 

Hooker 

Hopkins 

Hoskins 

Rosmer 

Hovey 

Hugg 

Hull . 

Humphries 

Hunt . 

Hurlbut 



78 
70 

55. 7« 
4a. 5a 

54 
64 

18 

74 
66 

a6.64 

69 
80 

35.69 

17,21 

80 

a8 

64 
68 

69 

ai, 47 

17,73 

a7. 54 

67 

3a 

69 

64 
69 
35 

46 
35 
4a 
78 
74. 80 
55 
5a 
16 

64 

55.79 

75 

69 

a5 

17 
98 

67 

75 



88 



Index. 



Hyde . . . 


37 


Parmelee 


17, 18 Stilea 


. 69 


Jone* 


«9 


Peavey 


16 Stone . 


72 


Jordan 


73 


Peck 


46 Strain 


• 43 


Jndd 22, 


46,64 


Pickett 


15 Street 


. 35 


Kellogir 


46 


Pierce 


47 Taggart 


• 79 


Kelaey . 


17. «8 


Pink . 


52 Tialcott 


72 


Kent . 


67 


Plane 


18 Tarbox 


41 


Kinff 


67 


Poor 


69 Thompson 


«. 35 


Kinland 


a8 


Porter 


79 Thrall . 


. 54 


Lambeiton • 


n 


Poat 


73 Tinkham 


55 


Lane 


15 


Potter 


35 Titus . 


• 4a 


Langdon . , . 


S9 


Pratt 


8.91*8,37 Tracy . 


12 


Lathrop 


69 


Preaton 


77 Treadwell 


79 


Ue . . . 


12,27 


Price . 


66 Treat • 


a6,64 


Leete . 


V 


Prince 


67 Tuttle 


15 


Lewia . 


64 


Pynchon 


72 Tyler . 


21 


Unensheet 


66 


Readaway 


67 Ventnis 


35.64 


UtUe 


69 


Robbina 


64 Vincent 


15 


Loomia 


18. 5i 


RoberU 


74 Vose 


69 


Lope . 


5a 


Robinaon 


69 Wadsworth 


7a. 75 


Lord 


78 


Rock%rell . 


69 Wakefield . 


14 


Lounsbuqr 


36 


Rogers 


9 Waldron 


67 


Lucy 


12 


Rood 


52 Walker 


67 


Lynde 


9 


Rowley 


69 Warriner 


41 


ICain . 


'79 


Ruaaell 


20 Waterman . 


12 


Makin . 


75 


Salmon 


20 Watson 


26 


Malebiaae . 


5 


Sanfbrd 


72 Webb . 


17, a7 


Marvin (note) . 


10 


Sanndera 


63 IVebster 


96 


Maaon 


12,27 


Scott . 


71 WeUes 


72 


May . 


> 43 


Sheather 


18, 74 Wellman 


17 


Meigt 17 


»a7. 74 


Sherman 


^1 75 Wella . 


- . 53 


Middanffh . 


63 


Shipman 


28, 75 Weatwood . 


71 


MitcheU . 


35 


Sill . . 


11 Whedon 


2> 


Morae 


54 


Simmons ■ 


38 Wheeler 


79 


Moaea 


54 


Skiff . 


67 Whipple 


5* 


Mnnro 


68 


Slade '" 


78 White . 


. 18.3a 


Myen 


M 


Smith 


17, 27, 46 Whidock 


• SP 


Naali . 


. 71. 


(1 

• 


69, 70, 72 Whittemore 


4i 


Neal . 


21 


Spaulding 


25 Wiard 


. 59 


Newell 


ao. 31 


Spencer. 


14. 31, 54 Wilcox . 


a7. 75 


Newton 


. . 78 


Sperry 


11,74 Willa . 


69 


Noble 


- 53 


Stanley 


46 Winslow 


67 


North . 


64 


Stannia 


67 Woodford , 


20 


Olcott 


. 72 


Steama 


69 Woodruff 


15. 19. 46 


Pafenny 


67 


Stebbina 


41 Wright 


. 46 


Page 


22 


Steele 


26 Wyat 


7a 


Parka . 


66 


Steyena 


73 Wyllya 


14 



BEOKWITH NOTES 



With sohs Account op Axlied Famiues. 



nXHOSN, WISCONSIN : 
X899 



BE CKVITH NOTES 

With souh Account ok Allird Pamiubs ...... No. 2 

It is designed to print in convenient numbers such data rela- 
ting to the descendants of M.\tthbw Beckwith as tlie compi- 
lers have now at hand and may colle<ft hereafter. A pamphlet, 
88 pages 8vo, put forth in Oiftober 1899, entitled '\AfanHM 
Beckwiik ami his wife Abigail dark : their Colonial Ancestors 
and tkeir Descendants ^^* is here regarded as Number One of the 
intended series. No deHnite limit is assigned to the series. 

WiiKTHER the name **Beckwitir* was ever borne by a Saxon 
individual or family before the Nonnan Conquest is unknown. 
Though it is Saxon in its present form, it may have been so 
changed from a primitive Nortunn name; for example, * 'Pec- 
quet." It may have l^een compounded from two names; a.H. 
**l)eke-Wate," both of which names are found in the rolls of 
the conqueror. If the daughter of William Bruce of Ugle- 
barnby was christened "Beck with," the name may have l)een 
that of her mother's family, and in such case was probsibly al- 
ready Nommn, whatever its earlier form. If I«ady Beckwith 
Bruce was heiress in her own right to estates named Beckwith 
?md Bcckwithshnw that circum.stance somewhat * strengthens 
the conje<5ture that the name was not merely territorial, but an- 
cestral as well. 



In the tenth generation (four generations of Malebisse ances- 
tors included) was Adam Beckwith, whose second wife was 
Elizabeth (de Ma1ebisse\ widow of John Heringc. She was 
descendetl from Richanl, brother of Simon. — the latter Adam's 
ancestor in the third generation. As she was in the ninth gen- 
eration she was Adam's fiflh-cousin once removed. A slight 
consideration of the meagre chronology of the first eiglitcen 
generations will show that Adam's kno^'n children were by his 
unknown first wife. Hence, b;^ this marriage of kindred in de- 
gree hardly perceptible there was no double-desccut of Beck- 
with from Sir^Hugh de MalebisSe. 

It is not the purpose to discuss the Beckwiths of Maryland 
and Virginia; namely, Williamand his nephew Q) George, of 



2 BeckwUh Notes. 

the former colony, and Sir Marmaduke of the latter. There are 
enough genealogical difficulties in Connecticut to furnish mat- 
ter for many pages of speculation. 



The tmditibii at Bristol, C^nn., relating to tlz James Bcckwiths, as sac- 
cesdye owners of two caaes, (as mentioned In No. I, page 8i ), may not be 
ezaAly reconcilable with known records of the family ; bnt, if it may be 
"worked over" slifhtly ita genealogical significaiice, whatever that may 
be, need not lose aiipieciably. For example, it might run that Matthkw 
had a brother, James Jr., who, Laving receivefl tl:e sticks from James their 
father, gave them to his brother ss reminders of tlie home theo about to 
be left forever ; and that their later ownc rship by three successive Jameses 
was not becanse of any original role of InhenLJice, bnt beoaose at the divi- 
sion of Matthew Jr.'s personal effedt»they feU to Jamca, who followed his 
son, James Jr., to Parmington. The latter Inherited them without dispute 
and he left them to his only surviving son, James 3d, wHence, passing by 
Samuel, they went to Zechariah, (perhaps becanse he had'caified a mus- 
ket in Continental service), who named his son Jamea, of Tennessee, aa 
{heir next custodian. Fate subscribed this otherwise. At the death in 1876 
of Bnnice, sister of the sixth James snd wife nf Rev. Irenus Atkins, these 
venerable heir-looihs were somehow lost to Beckwithian sight, and, it may 
be, are now propping a Ijring legend of an imaginative clodhopper's right 
by Salic law to the throne of King Radbod der Hardkoppig, now held by 
prettier Wilhelmina. There need be no doubt that Mattuhw BBCKwrru 
brought over these more or less significant relics. 



Until it may be shown otheiiwise with at least equal proba- 
bility the record of Matthew Jr.*s will, naming his first wife 
as Sarah will be legarded here as more likely true than the 
custcmuuy version which names her Blizabeth. This is of no 
real conseque-ice, except it be that to know the true baptismal 
name may at some time lead an ingenious inquirer to her fam- 
ily name, — which may have been Allen, or Phillips, orsome\ 
thing widely otherwise. Tlie earlier genealogists seem to have 
confused the families of the first aiid second Matthews, placing 
both at Branford and Guilford. Tlie account of each fumily 
usually begins with Matthew and wife Elizabeth, having cbt)- 
dren, Matthew, John, &c. It is true that the elder Mattl:ew*s 
wife was Elisabeth, and true tliat his son Matthew lind sons 
Matthew (3d) and John bom at Guilford, and this repetition of 
three names may have led to doubling Elizabeth and to sending 
the elder Matthew also to Ouilforil. Tl:c chilc!rcn of Matthew 



Beckwith — Champion — Reiner. 3 

Jr. were Matthew (3d), Johx, Jambs, Jonah, Prudkncb, Eli- 
zabeth, Ruth, and Sarah. 

Matthew Beck with (3d), oldest son of Matthew Jr., was 
bom April 13, 1667, at Guilford, where his parents lived a 
short time after (and perhaps before^ their marriage. He was 
baptized Sept. 10, 1671, at New London with his brothers 
John and James. About 1699 he married Hamnah Champion. 
and his death is said to have been at Lyme in 1746.* His only 
known child was Matthew (4th). but there are slight indica- 
tions of other children, sons and daughters. There were a now 
most perplexing Daniel, a Jesse, an Absalom, and possibly an 
Elizabeth uud a Hannah, in the fourth generation, — all to be 
oientioned hereafter. 

CHAMPION. 

« 

X. HiBNRV.an early settler at Saybruok. 2. Thomas, <ccond son, (fuoitli 
child), bom in April, 1656 ; married Aug. 23, 168a Hannah, dan. of AyuUton 
Brockway and Hannah Brigpi ; died at Lyme, April 5, 1705. 3. Hannah, 
bom Peb. 13, 1683. [As may be seen hereafter, tliere were other Beckwrtth- 
Cliampion marriages, in the faOer generations, and also seveial marriages 
of descendants of daughter-lines in both families.] 

Matthhw Beckwith (4th), son of Matthew (3d) and Han- 
nah, bom at Lyme about 1700: married Eushbba Rhiner. at 
New London, Feb. 17^ 1721 ; date of death unknown, unless it 
was he who died in 1740. aged about forty, instead of his 
father at sevent3'-three. Hlisheba was daughter of Josiah and 
Sarali Reiner, (or Rayner), and was bom Dec. 4, 1700, ap- 
parently at Lyme, since this date was obtained at the Ham- 
burg probate office. The children, all recorded at Lyme : — 

Ahijah, bom April as, 1722. Eushbba, bora Feb. 4. 1724. 

I«oi8, bora Jnly i, 1725 ; married Dec. 13, 1747 to John Huntley. 
T Diadama, bora Nov. 3, 1728 ; married in 1743-4 to Joseph KoyeH. ^^— ^ 

HuNCCB, (or, Bthnis?}, bora May 14, 1733. 

Sarah, bora April 22, 1737. * 



*The date of this death has been assigrned elsewhere with exa<5hiefts as 
June 4, 174a Since June 4, I727^waa the day of Matthbw sd's d-^ath, tiiiii 
may be a partial repetition without warrant of evidenLC. To differ fnmi 
Paul Beckwith ia not neceasiarily to prove* him in error. No doubt many a 
difference raajjr be seen between " The Beckwiiks** auJ thcM NiTBii. If 
he published m 1891 that which' then seemed to be trae, and if in 1K99 is 
printed that which now seems to be trae. concordance between these two 
Srenealofocal efforts may "gro hang." This is at least concordant with the 
Kmemouiau philoeiophy of consistency. 



4 Bickwilh Notes, 

Abijah Bbckwith, only son of Matthew (4th) and Blisheba, 
was born at Lynie April 25, 1722 ; married Susannah Le^tr. 
of Guilford, Aug. 11. 1742. Nothing further known except 
that their children were : — 

Rhoda, born Juoe a, 1743. . A«a, bom Feb. 96» 1745. ^ 

[Thtre Ib fail* likelihood that Snaannah was she who was born BCarch 19* 
1719, thinl child of Benjamin J>ete who married Rachel Champion, OdL 
j6; 1715. Beojamin, bom Dec'r 96, 16H6, was seventh tehild of John l«eete 
and Mary, danirhter of William Chittenden, of Guilford. John and Mary 
were marriei Oit 4, 1671. JoUn w» oliest asn of &jv. William Leete.] — 
Rachel, bora Dec. i. 1667. was sixth child of Henry Champion Jr. and Sn- 
•sannah, danfffater of Baltssar and Alice I>e Wolf. Abijah and Lis wife 
were thus aiecond-coasins onceWemoved.J 

With this family ends present certainty as to the Beckwiths 
descended from Matthew (3d), though there is reason to suspe<5t 
that this line is yet far from extinA, but is hopefully crescent. 

EciSHEBA Beckwith, oldest daughter of Matthew (4th) and 
Elisheba, was bom at Lyme, Feb. 4, 1724 : married to Jiishua 
CuAifPiON Jr., OA. 14. 1742; died at North Chatham, Colum- 
bia Co., N. Y.. Aug. 6, 1SJ9. Jis!iua was grandson of Henry, 
an older brother of Thomas Champion, who was maternal grand- 
father of Matthew Beckwith (4th). Hence, Elisheba and her 
husband were second-cousins once-removed. Joshua died at 
North Chatham, Jan. 29. 1801. * Children : — ^ 

Lydia, bom Aug. 3, 1745 ; married to Rlijah Hudson of Chatham. 

Joshua, bom Feb, 3, 1746-7 ; died young. 

Job, bom in 1119-; mairried Amy Soule. 

Polly, bom in 1752. 

Joel, bom March 4, 1755 ; married Thankful Champion Dec. a8, 1778. 

Blisheba, bom May 19, 1761 ; married to Siba Darrin. 

Sarah, bom Nov. 18, 1767 ; married Nov. 15, 1783 to Michael Durham, a 
brother of Siba Darrin. {!^^ Cham'pioH Geneal^/f^y,) 

CHAMPION. . ' 

I. Hbnry. See page 3. 9. Hbnry Jr.. bom in 1651; married April 1, 
i68| Susannah, daughter of Baltasar and Alice De Wolf ; died July 1704 >— 
3. Joshua, bom Sept aB, 1686 ; married May 171a Mary daughter of John 
and Mary MotL 4. Joshua Jr., bom Feb. 6, 1718. 4'. Bsra, 1730-76^ and 
wife Mary Bump. 5. Jorl. 5*. Thankpul, bom at South I«Tme June 93, 
1759^ (Polly, yottgest daughter of Gara, wa-n wife i^t of Jesse Buel, a J. of 
Din Bbckwith, of Chatham ani latsr of Florida, Maatgomery Co. N. Y.) 

EUNICB Bbckw.itii was fifth child of Matthew (4th) was bom 
May 14, 1733; was married to Guv Chadwick, Aug. i, 1754. 



Line of Matthew Beel^wM Jr. v 5 

Two children of their daughter Esther married Bcckwiths. 
Their known children were : — 

I*:4tlier, married Dec 26, 1780 to Reuben, son of Bzra Champion, (and a 
brother of above-named Thankful. ) 

Guy, mirried Mehetabsl Mither, D^c. 24, 1793, both of I«yme. 

John Beckwith, second son of Matthew Jr. and Sarah, was 
born in 1669 at Guilford and baptized in 167 1 at New London. 
Nothing more of him seems to be made certain.' If any John 
Beckwith* and Naomi De Wolf were married in 1700, John seems 
likelies': to have been this second son of Matthew Jr., as his 
two cousins John seem otherwise accounted for ; his uncle John 
was too old and his nephews and cousins once-removed were 
too youn)^ for thiii marriage. Hence, if any such marriage 
took pKice, it was aliuost surely' of this one of several John 
Bcckwiths. It seems all but al^solutely necessar>' to admit or 
as.sume that he had a son Joii.n, for the further confusion of 
genealogists, — but no such need to suppose a son Hlisha with- 
out fuller warrant than has been shown. 

John Bbckwitii, .son of John and grandson of Matthew Jr. 
is assumed, because the marriages of John. Bcckwiths in the 
f<jurtli generation, as well as other not more noteworthy' cir- 
cumstances in that and the next generation seem to make this 
John a necessity, or a convenient f]<ftion. Joanna I«ee. l)om in 
1 715* daughter of John Lee and Clizaljeth Smith and grand- 
daughter of LicuL Thomas Lee and KlizaLxth Kirtlnnd, was 
wife of John Beckwith of Lyme and mother of four chil'^ren 
whose naiires are unknown. John Beckwith of Lyme married 
Bethiah Chapinnn, of New I^ondon, Jan. 18, 1735. There were 
three other known Johns, and apparently yet one ^nore, in this 
fourth generation* of whom certainty is known onlv of John 
who nrirrted Jane Worden, and proiiability of John who mar- 
riel S:irah Anderson, and possibility of John who married linn- 
nail Brooks. The slight iKilance of probability scculs to incline 
to Joanna I«ee as wife of this John, though it may 3'ct he learned 
Ihnt .she was wife of John Jr., grandson of Nathaniel. 

Jamks Brckwitii, (third son of Matthew Jr.), and wife Sa- 
KAii Marvin, are mentioned with some fulness in No. .1. nt 
page 10. As yet there is no new light as to Sr.rah*s dcntli. 



6 BeckwUh Notes. 

It is safe to say that James was he who was commissioiied in 
1727 as ensij^ of first company, or train-band of Ljrme. 

Jambs, born May 1, i€f^ - 

Martha, bom Ang. 8, 1697. 
. Daniel, b^rn Oii i.v 1699 ; died 1700.- ' 

Soimh; bom Dec. ^, 1701. 

Danxbl, bom OA. 96» 1704." 

Rbynold, bora Feb. 15, 170^7* 

Samubl, bom May 34, 1709. 

Blixabbth, bom May 30, 1713. 

John, bom 0€l 16, 1713. 
'Mary, bom Jan. 33. 1716-7.. 

Jambs Bbckwith Jr., oldest son of James and Sarah, was 
born at LymCr May ;, 1695 ; married Rbbbcca Lamb, at Lyme, 
06t. 15, 1717; bought for £77 fifty acres at Parmington, in 
Sept. 1 73 1, of Mrs. Joanna Bliss, wife of Bbenezer Bliss, of 
Springfield ; about that time joined church at Sonthington, 
and, in 1744, with his ^Either supported Rev. Jeremiah Curtis in 
a difficulty which threatened schism ; married 2d, Widow Han- 
nah Barnes, Jan. (9, 1749; 3d, Widow Mary How, Aug. 28, 
1760; 4th, Widow Abigail Sperry, Feb. 14, 1769; — these three 
marriages recorded at Southingto^. In 175a he received from 
his father his portion of land at Sonthington, which he sold in 
1756 to Dr. Henry Skilton. Prom that time, apparently,* he 
lived at Bristol, where he died O^. 2, 1794, aged 99 >i years. 
Rebecca, the mother of his children, seems to have died soon 
after the birth of her child, Silence Lamb. Hannah died Aug. 
i7t 175^- Mary died March 16, 1767. Abigail, daughter of 
-Samuel Clark and Mary Brown, was bom Peb. 15, 1712-3; 
married ist, to Jonathan Brownson ; 2d, to »— ^— Roberts ; 3d, 
to Daniel Sperry, of Cheshire; died Nov. 2, 1798. (She was 
aunt and namesake of the wife of Mar\'in Beckwith.) 

Sarali, bom at Lyme, March so, 1733. 

JAMKS, bom April I 1735. 



* Hannah, oldest child of David Clark and Hannah Woodraff, was bom 
March 13, 1730: married Sept 26, 1751 ; received as member of tlie diurcb 
at Bristol, Apnl 37, 1766. David, twelfth child of Hbcnexer Bamea and 
Deborah Orvia, was bom April 17. 1739 ; lived at Bristol, near the S$onth- 
inston line ; died Sept. 34, 1795 and was buried at Plain ville. Thus, any 
confusion of Hannah (Clark) Barnes witli James Beck with 's second wife 
is quite avoidable. 



Line of Maitkew Deckwitk Jr. 7 

Rebecca, born at I«yme. Jan. 20, 1739 ; (probably she who wan married at 

KcnstnTtun, Dec. 39, 1763, to BUnha Cuwlea.) 
Samuel, bum at pArminjton. Sspt 10, \^\l ; died Nov. 11, 1732. 
Iluldah, bom at Parmingtun, Dec. 27, 1731. 

Blary. bora at Parmington, April 18, 1738 : married July 39, 1761 to Na- 
thaniel Norvil, of Goahcn. 
Silence l<amb, bcim at Parminn^ii, July aj, 1743 ; married March 6, 17^ 

to Rlijah Wilcucka. , 

(The fjur y juniccr chilirvn were biptiseJ at S'mthingto^. At Parni- 
iufiton is iccorded Uic death of Johaiinali Beckwith, May 3, 1743. Holding 
to the unity of the Be^kwith group at the old town of ParminRton, (until 
1770), aa aeema moat reaaonable, it may be conje<ftnred that ** Juliaiinah *• 
was child of '*Jeames and Rebekah," — younger than Huldah.] 

Jambs Bbckwith (3d), son of Janies Jr. and Rebecca, was 

boni at Lyme, April i, 1725; married Lydia Hitchcock at 

Southington, May 28, 1752; died at Bristol, April 25, 1804. 

Lydia, bom Dec. 7, 1730, was daughter of Nathaniel Hitchcock 

and Elizabeth Mansfield, (who were married Feb. 14, 1728). 

She died at Goshen, March 20, 1819. Children, appaicntly 

born at Bristol : — 

Samukl. bom May 13, 173). 

Lydia, bam Jan. 12, 1756; marrieJ May 1, 1777 tii l«evi WooUraff ; did 

ua. 13. iSo^ 
I«ucy, bum April 28, i7:3; married July 30, 178/ ^o Selah Cook,— three 

gcntrrationn of whone aiitfcHtum wore : I. Robert, a. Rolnrrt Jr. and 

wife Hannah ftunn. 3. Nathaniel and wife Martlia ttcutt I«ttcy*H 

death waa at Manlina, N. Y., in 1814. 
Zmcmamiah, bora Feb. 15, 1761. 
Reuben, bora Jnly 18. 1763 ; died3n''i7ft3. 
ManHSeld. borojMay 8, 1766 ; died' July 90. I7€<6. 
Mary, born OA. 3, 1767 ; died in 1817, unmarried. 
I«urenda, b ira June 18, 177a Rosanna, born March 17. 1779. (One uf the 

laAt two waa Mra. Jerome, who had a child named Vernilda.) 

S.\MUKL Reckwitii, son of James and Lydia, was bom May 
>3« 1753: married Loi.i Winciiem. about 1779; removed to 
Goshen, thence to western New York, and lastly to Trumbull 
Co., Ohio, where he died May 2, 1831. Loi» died about 1859, 
though Southington church record seems to have made it 78 
years earlier. Evidently, the child I^is has been 'mistaken for 
the mother. Order of children but partly known : — 

l«oia, baptised July 9, 1780; probably died in 1781. 

Alniira. Iiora in 1783; as Mm. In^raham lived at nracevillc. Olii.i. and 
liuJ three children. 



8 Beckwiik Notes, 

Samnel, abont his twenty-fint year went down the MiMiaaippi. and no 

further word from or conoemins him ever came northward. 
Jane, aa lira. Oviatt lived at Braceville or Warren, Ohio. 

Zbchariah Bbckwith, son of James (3d) and ' Lydia, was 
born Feb. 14. 1761 ; served in Capt. William Jndd's coiApany 
of CM. Samuel Wyllys* (3d) re^rimsnt, Feb. 26 — Dec. 31. 1778; 
married Bjnicb Gayloro about 1785 ; died at Bristol. May 21. 
181 1. Eunice was born Odt. 18. 1764, daughter of Elijah Gay- 
lord and Anna Hull. Children, bom -at Bristol : — 

Anna, bora July 5, 1786 ; married to Cheai,er l^ewis ; children, Almon 
and Anna ; died June 24, 1833. 

A child bora M ly 29^ 178S and died early. 

I«ncy, b.>ra April 21, 1789 ; died April 5, 1794. , 

BvNicB, bora Feb. 20, 1791. 

Dana, bora A} til 18, 1793. 

Zechariah, bora Odt 22, 1795 ; married Julia Smith ; died March 15, 1862. 

James, bara Nov. 9, 1797 ; went to the South ; married Rachel RouUton ; 
died at Salem, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1858. 

Simuel Giylord, bora M^y lo^ 1800; died at Giiard, Ala., March 17. 1856. 

Anson, bora Sept 7. 1803 ; died in 1H66. 

Philander Sidney, bjra July 13, 1806 ; married Belinda H. Gridley : died 
Dec 9, 1835. 

EuNicR Bbckwith. daughter of Zechariah and Eunice, bom 
Feb. 20. 1791 ; married Sept. 14. 1814 to Rev. Irbnus Atkins; 
died at Kensington, Feb. 22, 1876. She was the last known 
custodian of the ancient walking-sticks before-mentioned: Her 
children were : — 

Eleanor Eunice, bora June 26, 1815 ; died March 3, 1818. 

Columbufl 'renua, bora March 14, 1817 ; died March 6, 181& 

Irenua Columbua, bora July 4, 1819 ; died Dec. 13, 1834. 

Runice Eleanor, bora Dec. 16, 1821 ; died March 8, 1826. 

Evelina, bora April 7, 1825 ; maixied Jan. 5, 1866 to Oliver & Judd. 

Andrew Puller, bora Odt 19, 1828 ; married Helen Welch, of Hartford. 

ADKINS, ATKINS. 

I. THOMA.S, of Bast Hartford in 1682. 2. Bknoni, bora in 1690 ; married 
Eather Hall, of Walliuirf^rd, Aug. 20^ 1715. 3. Thomas, bora April 22, 
1716 ; married Feb. 8, 17.18^ Mary, dan. of Bleaaar Aapinwall. 4. Sam obl 
born Jan. 17, 1750; married in 1773 Eunice, dauffhter of Rev. John Wight- 
man. 5. Rkv. Irknus, bora Nov. 15, 1793 ; outlived hia wife Bunick by a 
few yeara. 

Dana Deckwith, son of Zechariah and Eunice, was ix>m at 
Bristol, April iH, 1793; married Esther Cowles Richards, 



Line of Matthrof. Beckwitk Jr. 9 

Odt. 3, 1817; died July 31, 1869. Esther was born Feb. 13, 
1798; died July 4, 1858. Their children were Mary Catherine, 

HSNRY, George, and Lucy. 

Bather was danshter of Dea. Sela|i Richards and ad wife Helena Lewis ; 
Selah. sou of Dr. Sami (m. Lsrdia, dao. of Tho's Buck Jr. and Abigail Tur- 
ner). Tho's Sr. (m. Mary ParMms) s. of John Buck (m. Lydia Stocking). 

« 

Hbnry Bbckwith, son of Dana and Esther, bom at Bristol. 
July 28, 1821; married Charuittb Miriam Skinnbr, July 
14, 1851 ; died Nov. 28, 1887. Charlotte was bom July 11, 
1825. Of this marriage were two daughters. 

Lydia Bbckwith. daughter of James ^3d) and Lydia, bom 
Jan. 12, 1756; married May i, 1777 to Lbvi Woodrupf; died 
Odt. 13, 1809. Levi died April 15, 1798. Children: — 

Orilla, bom March 13, 1778 ; married to Juba Cowles. 

Joel, and James, bom Feb. 90, iTSa James died Sept, 1780. 

Daniel, bom June 5, itSs : married l«ncy Holbiook ; died June ^1, 1899. 

PoUy, bora Aug. afi, 1789 ; married to Moyd Root ; died O^ 99, 1877. - 

WOODRUFF. 

1. Mattmbw, of Parmington. 2. Samdkl, bom Aug. 96, i€6i ; married 
Rebecca Clark iii 1686 ; died Jan. 8, 1749. 3. Daniel^ bum Nov. 2, 1696 ; 
married O^ 13, 1719 l^ydia, daughter of Bphrsim Smith and Rachel Cole ; 
died April 19, 1783. 4. Danibl, bom Odt 98, 1798; married Xydia Porter 
June II, 1750. 3. I«KVL [A second-cousin of Abigail (Clark) Beckwith.] 

Lucy Bbckwith, daughter of James (3d) and Lydia, bom, 
married, and died, as at page 7. Sslah Cook was bom about 
1765 at Bristol. A son, Brastus, was bom Feb. 3. 1792. His 
wife, Clarissa, daughter of John Remington Jr. and Mary 
Strong, was born at Poiupey, N. Y.; married Sept. 25. 1725.^ 

Martha Brckwith, daughter. of James and Sarah, bora at 
Lyme, Aug. 8, 1697. She is said to have been wife of Joseph 
Waite, but as to this, proof is desirable. There was a Joseph 
Waite who married Margaret Beckwith, Aug. 10, 1743. Her 
second husband was Esekiel Miner, married June 11, 1747. 
Thft-cburch record at Southington mentions death of Martha 
Beckwith in 1782. She was proluibly of mature years and un- 
married, and may have been the daughter of James, or, her 
niece, the daughter of Reynold. 

Danisl Bbckwith, son of James and Sarah, born at L3'me, 
Odt. 26, 1704; married Ruth Ricb, at L3*nie, in 1728; his 



lo " BeckwM Notes. 

death was probably at Lyme, at an nnknown date. Ruth died 

Jtine 30, 1757. Children : — 

Jonathan, born Sept 3, 1739. Matthew, born June 28, 1736. 

Banibl, bora O^ 2. 1731. Ruth, bora 06L 6, 1737. 

Simnel, bsra Mirch 12, 1 733-1. Irydia, bora Jan. 15, 1739-46. 

Tliif a^onat of Daniel Beckwith and his family has these ctrcnmstances 
and none other in common with that at pp. 7S-9 in ** The Beckwitks " ; to 
wit, that Daniel was son of James Beckwith, and that he was bora at Lyme 
O^. 26; 1704. The obscurity which overhangs part of the third gcneiation 
mikes it quite coujedinrable that there was a second Daniel in the fourth 
gen^rstion who is not yet brought fully to genealogical Judgment. It may 
be true that such a Daniel married one Miriam Smith, that she was bora in 
1721, that her son Amos wa) burn in 1730 (and bora again in 1755), her sou 
Ira in 1733, (and again in 1760), her son Titus in 1736, and that these " acci- 
dents" were covered by her marriage in 174a Notliing so pro-di-gi-ous 
however, happened in the family ot Daniel the son of James. 

Jonathan BKCKWiTHr son of Daniel and Ruth, was born at 

Lyme, Sept. 3, 1729; married Sarah '• . about 1750. 

Children : — 

Silas, bora Dec. 2S, 1751. Lydia, bora Feb. 27, 1759. 

David, bora Feb. 16, 1754. Sarah, bora O^ 25, 1762, 

Jonathan, bora July 5, 1757 ; > soldier (May 9 to Dec. io, 1775) of David 
Fithian Siirs Co., (1st), of Samuel Holden Parsons's Reg*t (6th). 

Daniel Beckwith Jr., son of Daniel and Ruth, iltas bom at 
Lyme, OA. 2, 1731 ; married ist, Jekusha Grant, Dec. 20, 
1753. (who died Aug. 29, 1757. leaving a son Grant ; 2d, Sarah 

, Dec. 30, 1757. A son of Daniel and Sarah,* ^/Vi' 

Becttwith, bom Nov. 20, 1758. Both these boys were .soldiers 
of the. Revolution, and Rice was living in 1K40 with Joseph 
Wyley at Cleveland. 

Reynold Beckwith, son of James and Sarah, and wives, 
Martha Marvin and Dkuorah Sawyer: See No. 1, pp. 
Ill 12. 

Mercy Beckwith, daughter of Reynold and Mcrtha, Ijom 
at Lyme, July 13, 1732; married at Southington, May 12, 1757, 
to OsEE Webster. Children. 

Osee, horn Feb. 24, 1763. John, bom Aug. 14, 1769. 

Cyrus, bom March 34, 1763. Setli. bom Feb. 6, 1774. 

Sarah, bom May 9, 1767. 

WEBSTER. 
1. Gov. John. 2. Robert and his wife Susannah Treat. 3. John, bom 
^ov. 10, 1653; married Sarah, daughter of Jacob Mygatt aud Sarah Whi^ 



Line of Afattkew Beckwiik /r. x 1 1 

ting ; died Dec 6, 1697. His wife's mother was danghter of Hun. William 
and Susannah Waiting. 4. Capt. JOHN,*tnarried Dec. 25, 1712 Ahiali. dan. 
of Samnel Stetrle and Mercy Bradford. 5. Oskb, bom April r, 1734. 

Siuis Bbcicwith, son of Reynold and Martha,' was born at 
Lyme, May 29, 1734 ; married Kbziah Rovcb, of Wallin^ford ; 
bought eight acres near Pittsfield, Nov. 30, 1769, from Charles 
Goodrich, — the tradt described as lying in .** Mountain grant,** 
— probably in town of Hancock, Mass. He is named in deed 
as Silas Beckwith of Parmington. It appears that he had prop- 
erty at Parmington as late as 1777. ^>'<>™ ^^^ ^<^ ^^^ some 
abatemeut of his taxes there was made in that year. All else 
concerning him is in darkness. Keziah, bom May 12, 1742, 
vfas daughter of Deacon Ephraim Royce and his first wife, Eu- 
nice Harris, who 'were married June 26, 1739. Eunice died 
Odt. 6, 1747. (Ephraim married Eunice Root, April 19. 1749.) 

Marvin Bsckwith, son of Reynold and Martha, with wife 
Abigaii* Clark are title-names of No. i. Children : — Dai*id* 
Harvey t Mania ^ Lucia ^ Afarznn^ Lemuel^ Abigail^ SaimoH^ S/i- 
san, Syivesier. 

HtTLDAH Bbckwith, daughter of Reynold and Dorothy, bom 
June 18, i744i at Bolton; married Miaiy 10, 1770 to Samubl 
M8RRIAM, at Wallingford. 

RSYNOLD Bbckwith Jr., son of Reynold and Dorothy, bom 
at Bolton, Tolland Co., March 22, 1747 ; married Lvdxa Smith, 
at Wallingford, Nov. 26, 1772 ; is thought to have removed to 
Pittsfield. He is known to have had one son. In 1777 he, 
with his father, took the **oath of fidelity." at Wallingford. 

*'At paae 43, No. i of this series, the ancestry of Phi la FiMtask should 
rnn thus :~t. Kbv. Thomas Pojtee, of BidJend.*n ani Ipswicu, married 
Abigail, dan. of Matthew Wimes ; died in 1628. a. Ssko't Thomas, boni 
ab'i r6oo ; at Boston in i6tB ; died April ao, 16A2 ; wife Ijlixabtftb died Jan. 




Dec. aa, 1761. 5. Nathanibl, bom at Brewster, April 17. 1735 : married 
in 1746 Phcebe. danflrhter of John Win; and R.^becca Vickery. 6. Sbao't 
Thomas, bom at Oblonffj N. Y., Jan. 10, 1756 ; mar. a. Hannah Bliss April 
6, 1780 at Kent, Conn. ; died at Calais, Vl. July 9. i8ja. Hannah bora June 




12 Beckwiih Notts. 

* R9YNoi«D Beckwith (jd)^ SOD pf Reynold Jr. and Lydia, 
published intention of marriage April lo, 1804. His wife was 
Martha Bcm«Ka, daughter of Dr. Josiah Butler, of Pittsfield. 

Children, bom at Pittsfield : — 

Josiah Butlbr, bora Feb. 4, 1805, 

ICaithft, bora April 7, 180B ; married to Harry Moaely. 

lordia, bora Jan. 90, 1813. ; maitied f . to Samnel M. Root ; a. to Horace 
ilaarett, of York, Ohio ; died ]uiie 96, iSTa at Oakland, Miaa. Hor- 
ace died in the aame State. 

J06IAH BuTUR BscKWiTH was bom at Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 

4, 1805 ; married Ann Maria ; had a daughter Ffauces 

Marika. bora also at Pittsfield. May 28, 1833. 

Samubl Bbckwitu, son of James and Sarah, bom May 24, 
1709, at Lyme ; went in 1732 to Norwich with his father, who, 
having bought the John Huzen farm, 200 acres, March 15, gave 
half to Samuel in July following. Feb. 1, 1738-9. he married 
his maternal cousin Miriam Marvin, youngest child of Capt. 
Reynold Marvin and Martha Waterman. .She was bom about 
1720. In 1746 he received from his father, then of Southing- 
ton, "all my rights at Norwich." May 11, 1761 he sold his 
land to Jabez Huntington and Benjamin Lord Jr., and removed 
to Comwallis, N. S. Children, births recorded at Norwich : — 

Mary, bora Ana. 17, 174a 

Samoel, bora July 30, 1743 ; married Miaa Chipman. ' ' 

BusHA, bora July 37, 17^5. 

Martha, bora OdL 25, 1717. 

Aaa, bora April 11, 1753 ; wife named Mary ; daughter Mary bora Keb'y 
6b 1781. waa wife of Rev. William Foniyth and had children : Mary 
(m. Rev. Geo. Stratliem), HUlliam, (d. anm'd),/M«, (m'd Thomaa 
lordiard). Dr. John, (m'd Mary Ann. dau. Hon. John Morton), Mar* 
garti, (nnm'd). Bsxaleel, (m'd 1. Miaa Tapper, 3. Miaa Oakea), EU- 
Mabetk, (died uomarried ). 

David, bora June 92, 175a. 

NsBBXiAH, bora Feb. 39, 1736. 

Blisha fiecKWiTii,' son of Samuel and Miriam, was bom at 
Norwich, July 27, 1 745. He was about sixteen when his pa- 
rents went to Comwallis, N. S. It is not leamed at what time 
he and his brother Nehemiah removed to New Brunswick, but 
the latter's son, Hon. Johu Adolphus Beckwith, wrote in 1821 
to George L. Beckwith, of westcm New York : '* Your grand- 



BeckwUk — Li Brnn. 13 

father vras Blisha, my father's brother. He died' three years 
ago/' — (1818). His only child known was SAinnsL. \ 

Samubl Bbckwith, son of Elisha and grandson of Samuel 
and Miriam, was bom, as nearly as may be conje^ured, about 
1 772, either in Nova Scotia or in New Brunswick. In the latter 
province he married Adbi«aidb Lb Brun in 1798. He removed 
to Montreal, thence to Vermont, whence in September 1813 he 
set out for Ohio ; but he went no farther. than Bufiklo. where he 
died in December 1813. Adblaidb was a younger 'daughter of 
Jean-Bapti&te Le Brun (a native of France, who had held both 
army rank and civil station of honor and trust under his king). 
She was bom at Montreal in 1781 and went to New Brunswick 
in 1 797. After Samubl's death she lived for several years at- 
Hcnrietta,- a few miles south of Rochester, and is buried there. 
She died Dec.. 1, 1873 at the home of her youngest sen. Jnniea 
F. Beckwith, Albion. N. Y. Children : — ' 

GKciaoB La Brum, bom abimt 1800; married 1. Misui Wilder; 9. Surah, 
danjirhter of Jonathan Winslow and Rliaydarguwy Antlioiiy. 

Mary Aitn. (beciinie a nun, aiid died in the convent HoM-Ifirn at Mont- 
real; '^ »•• • . 

Rlisabeth. (perhaps fourth in ortler). mar.ied tti -: Hunn. 

PaANCis.XAVtKE, lxM:n March 29. itkA. 

JameA Farnsworth ; married Sarah iJraipKon. 

• • • 
Francis Xavier Brckwitii was born March ro, 1808, at 

Sugar Island, in Saint Jqhn's river. — then disputed territory, 
but finally determined that it is within the jurisdidlion of Maine. 
After l|is father's death the/apiily turned buck frcni the Ol.io 
emigration and. settled in the Genesee valley, near Avon, and a 
little later at Henrietta. .Here he received his education, f.nish- 
ing at Monroe high school, East Henrietta. Between 1821 and 
J828 Francis liy^ successively at Kingston, Montreal^ Que- 
bec., Cornea) 1^.. and Millroche. (all in Canada); then relumed to 
Henrietta, where, he was for two years a teacher. . In 1850 he 
began at Scottsville (in the southern part of Monroe Co.). as a 
fumiture-manufni^turer, and was in Ltisincss moie thdn thiity 
yean?.: April 9, ,1832 .he married Hannah Goodhuk, of Wheat- 
land. . In 1838 he served in the '* patriot war *' as captain of a 
field^|>attcry, marching with his men from -Scottsville to Bufl'alo 



J 4 Beckwitk Notes. 

and home again at the end of the^campaign. In 1859, (for th^ 
tenn of Hiram Smith as sheriflf ) he was appointed under-sheriff 
(having served some years earler, in Hiram Sibley's term, as a 
depnty-sheriff). In 1864 he was superintendent of setflions i 
and 2 of the Genesee Valley canal. He served again, (i865-8)» 
as under-sheriff to Alonzo Chapman, removing to Rochester, — 
For six years from 1870 he was under-sheriff and jailor to Sher- 
ifis Joseph B. Campbell and Charles S. Campbell. In 1876 he 
removed two miles westward to the town of Qates, which town 
he served for several years as justice of the peace, and where 
he died August 13, 1886. (He was buried at Scottsville). He 
was' a man in whom the sterling traits of his English ances- 

• 

tors were joined with 'the agreeable manners of his mother's 
race. Hannah, daughter of George and Lois (Herod) Good- 
hue, wa^ bom at Wheatland, Feb. 28,-1811 ; died at Scottsville» 
Sept. 21, 1892. Her father was bom in 1769; settled at Paint- 
ed Post in 1793 ; removed to Parma, (in Monroe Co.). in 1787 ; 
later, to Wheatland, where he died Dec. 25, 1851. His father 
was the first white settler at the mouth of tUe Canisteo. near 
Painted Post. Children of Francis X. and Hannah : — 

Prancift Marion, bora March 25, 18.13 ; ^^^ at ScottaviUe, April 13, 1S58. 
William Leonidaa, (a loldter of the civil war) ; married Marjr Kanebeer 

and has a daughter, Anna H. 
Mary B., married to Herman H. Miller, who died July 31, 1873. She live 

at ScottaviUe. Her dauirhter Ella G. in wife of l>r. W. J. Howe, of 

Scottavillr. Her aon, Prank I«ewiii Miller, married Florence Ballen- 

tine. and han a child Norma. « 

Plorence Goodhne. 
JtUia Adelaide, bora Nov. 30, 1A46 ; died Feb. 96, 1H48. 

Nrhemiah Beck WITH, the youngest of the seven children of 
Samuel and Miriam (Marvin) Beckwith, was bom Feb. 39, 1756 
at Norwich, Conn. In his sixth year" his parents removed to 
Nova Scotia. At some later time he went to New Brunswick, 
where he married Julie Le B.tuN, whose much younger sister 
Adelaide was wife of Samuel, his nephew. Children : — 

Amelia. 

Prancia Marvin, (fur twenty yean fheriff of hia county). 

John Adolphus, (in 1866 mayor of Prederidlon and mem. prov'l parl't). 

Julia C, (Mrs. Hart); author of aeveral publinhed works; was mother 
of Marvin Hart. 



LiHi of Matthew Beckwitk /r, 15 

EtiZABBTH Bbckwitu, daughter of James and Sarah, was 
bom May 30, 1713 at Lyme; married at Southingtoti, Jan. 31, 
1738 to JOBBPH Andrbws Jr., of New Britain. Children : — 

Humah, bora March », 174a 

Obadiah, bcyrn lf4j 4, 1741. 

Sumh, baptiied Harch i8» 1743 ; married Odi. 97, 1765 to Timothy Marth. 

I<emiiel, bom April 9, 1747 ; married i. Sarah, daoahter of Isaac Newell 
and Rachel Pomeroy, in 1779 ; she died Sept. 3, 1807 ; 9. AMgail wid- 
ow of Bli Andrews. 

Blisabeth; bora April 9, 1719. 

Sosanhah, baptised Feb. 9|, i7sa 

John Bbckwith, youngest son of James and Sarah, was bom 
06t.^ 10, r7f 3 at hymt^ received his portion, 60 acres, at Nor- 
wich, Dec. 3. 1735, and sold it next day to his brother Reynold ; 
married Janb Wordbn, April 20, 1737. at Norwich ; bought 37 
acres at Southington of Widow Persons (alias Carrington), Feb. 
1744; returned about 1753 to Norwich ; sold his land to Caleb 
Abell, }une 30, 1760; removed to Comwallis, and died in the 
province about 1812, aged nearly one hundred years. Children : 
John, bora at Norwich, March 16, 1738 ; went with his father and nncle 
about 1761 to Nova Scotia ; married Mim Chipman,* (sister of his 
cousin Samuel Jr.*s wife) ; had a son Handley, and probably other 
children ; died about 189S. Mayhew Beckwiih, aon of Handley, bad 
known hia areat-sraadfather, John son of James, and knew as to the 
movement of Be :kwiths. Chipmans, and others to Acadia. (It is on 
record at Harminaton that in 1757 'Squire l«ee fined John Jk. and a 
yuuna fellow-sinner fur **lautfliina between services "on tne ntrxl 
previous Sunday.] 
Hopestin, bora at Norwich, OA. 37, 1746^ 

Blisabetli, baptised at Southinaton, July si), 17(5* [It dues not appear 
very likely that she was left at Southington w2ien eiglit yearn old, to 
become wife of Lemuel Andrews in 1779^ (Lemuel wa4 not son of 
her Aunt Blisabeth nor of her Aunt Mary). After 1770 a new arrival 
of Beckwiths from Lyme and Rast Haddam may account for the just 
now indeterminate wife of an nnasslaned Lemuel Andrews.] 
Worden, baptised at Southinaton, July 9, 1749. 

WORDBN. 

t. Paraa, bora in Bagland in 1559; died at Yarmouth, Mass.. in 1658-9. 

9. Pktbb, bora ia Bnglaad in 1609 ; wife nmaed Mary ; will proved March 

8, 16B1. 3. Da. Samubl, bora in 1646 ; married Hopeatill Holley ; removed 

before 1715 to Stoaington ; died in 1716. 4. Da. TnoMAa, bora in 1673 ; 



*The mother of the Chipman sisters was herself a sister of Rev. Tliomas 
Handley, who. in his day, was an eminent Baptist clergyman. 



i6 BeckwUh Notes. 

lived at Norwich ; Dec'r 5, 1753 W^''^ ^»^ (P*^ ^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^'^^^ ^ ^^* 
•on-in-lsw, John Bbcxwxth ; died in 1759. Hit wife was Sarah Batter. 

5. JANB. 

. Mary Bsckwith, daughter of James and Sarah, was bom at 
Lyme, Jan. 25, 1 716-7 ; member of church at Southington 1742 ; 
married Nov. 4, 1742 to Ebenbzbr Andrbws. Children : — 

Renben, born Nov.. 16, 1743 ; married Mary Ailing. 

Jndah, bom llarch 19, 1746 ; married Dorcaa Hine, of Woodbridge. 

Isaac, bom Jan, 50, 1748 ; married Submit Pran^in. 

Bbenexer, bom May 8, 1750 ; married Abigail Sperry. 
' I>vi, bom July 5, 1753 ; married Mary Judd. 

Mary, bom March a^, 1766 ; married to Daniel Curtias Jr. 

Simeon, bom July 8, 1758 ; married Anna Northrap. 

Anne, bom Jan. 8, 1764. 

Jonah Bbckwith, son of Matthew Jr. and Sarah, was bom 
at New London Dec. 27, 1673 ; lived at Lyme, and married 

April 26, 1696, Rbbbcca ; died before April 1732. In 

the earlier generations the name of a child not seldom indicatai 
the mother's or the grandmother's family name. This indica- 
tion is so seldom delusive that it may be offered as a conjeAure 
that the name of Allen, and, perhaps, that of Phillips, are one 
or both so significant. While there is some doubt as to the 
true form of the latter name, it seems impossible to disregard 
the hint contained in such unusual Puritan baptismal name as 
' 'Allen. * ' Nothing as yet known warrants even a guess whether 
this was Sarah's name or that of Rebecca. 

John, bom Feb. 11, 1697. 

Samuel, bom April 7, 1699 ; may have died in 1761. 

Jonah, (Rev.)j bom Feb. 11, 1701 ; had daughter Penelope bom at Say- 
* brook, Feb. 15, 174a 

GBOROB, bora April 28, 1703. 

Rebecca, bom Dec 10, 1704. • ' ' 

Bknjamin. Allen. Pmiup, or Phillimi. William.^ Penelope, mar- 
ried May 15, 1740 to Joaiah Olcott 

[The^ laat five are known aa children of Jonah and RjtBicccik by deeda 
among themaelvea and from their father to them, aa well aa by the aettle- 
ment of hia eatate in 1732.] 

John Brckwith, oldest son of Jonah and Rebecca, was bom 
at Lyme, Feb. 11, 1697; married July 7, 1724 Sarah Andrr- 



* A deed from John Bcckwith, in 1739, names himself as a son of Jonah 
and describes grantee as *' my loving brother, William Beckwith." 



Line of Matihew Beckuntk Jr. ^17 

SON (probably). Children, baptized at Old Lyme (five by Rev. 

Jonathan Parsons, and three by Rev. Stephen Johnson) : — 

Makgarbt, born March 5> I7a6; mftirted 1. Joseph Waite. Aug. 10. 1743. 

9. Bsekiel Miner, June 11, 1747. 
Sarah, bom in 171B ; married to Jacob Goodsell. 
Samubl, bom Aug. 18^ i7ja 
Andemon, bom Seiit 28. 1732. 
Igorana, born July 13, 1735. 
Hannah, bom May 1, 1738 ; died Aug. 31, 174a. 
Cala, bom Odl. 23. 1743. 
Lydia, bom Feb. 7, 174k 
Pbcjebe, bum Jan. aS, \^^ 
John, bom July 5, 1752. 
Kunice, bom Aug. 22, 1756 ; married to John Donielii. 

Gqokgk Beck with, A. M., son of Jonah and Rebecca, born 
at Lyme, April 28, 1703; ordained in 1729 and was widely 
known as a Congregational clerg^'nian ; chaplain of i3t regi- 
ment of colonial troops, 1758-61 ; married Sarah BiiowN, dau. 
of Nathaniel Brown and Sarah Bacon, of Middletown ; was 
pastor of the third church of Christ, at Lyme ; died Dec. 22, 
1793. Sarah was bom in 1705 and died June 3. 1796. (Uer 
mother was born in 1686, died Alarch 15. 1777.) Ciiildren : — 

George, ( perhaps at Utciitleld late in the century). 

UaniUai, bom in 1738 ; died in iSiii. 

Urown, a soldier of Gen. layman'* artillery in 1760. 

Uhnj.vmin Ukckwith, 'sou of Jonah and Kelxxca, ]>oni at 
Lyme; married P.vriKNCti Gi>iiN, Gift. 21. 1731. at Old Lyme. 
[One other Benjamin in this generation is thus far found of re- 
cord at Lyin^i Hamburg, or New London, who wns youngest 
son of John Beckwith auu Prudence Manwaring, and who prob- 
ably married Hannah Pember. There seems no reasonable 
doubt as to the identity of Patience Kden*s husband with the 
son of Jonah.] Children, all but one baptized nt Old Lyme : — 

l*atience, baptised Sept. 28, 1734. 

ThonipHon, *' I>ec. 15, " 

ALI.KN, • " Auff. 3,1736. 

Benjamin. " July 22, 1739. ' 

• Saiunel, ** June atj, 1740. 

.Andrew, '* June 26, 1743, married Ruliamali Peck. 

Patience, ** Aug. 11,1745. 

A child not named, baptized in June, 1749, by Rev. Stephen Jbhusuu. 



'i8 Beckwiik Nai€S, 

Nichols, (Nicholas? ). Iwptiaed Od. 99, 1753. 

[ The child not named at baptism may have been Jooiah, who has been 
assigned, on evidence hefe nnknown, to this family.] 

Phiup Bbckwith, one of the younger Aoiia of Jonah and Re- 
becca, was bom at Lyme; married Feb. 17. 1732, at Old Lyme, 
Abigail Harvsy ; died in colonial military service, June 10, 
1758. (His name appears in some records as "Phillips,'* and 
its true form is uncertain). Abigail was daughter of Thomas 
Harvey' and Abigail Smith. Abigail was bom at North Lyme, 
June 13, 1712. Children, all except Jonathan and Philip named 
in their father's will, and the first five baptized by Rev. Jona- 
than-Parsons, at Old Lyme, Feb. 28, 1743: — 

Abigail, married to Qorney. 

Jonathan; 

Abnbs, married Hannah Comstock, of Montville. 

Philip, (probably died before 1758). 

George, (perhaps of Pannington). 
• Thomas, (probably of Bnrtington). 

Deborah, married June 17, 1770, to Titns Hayes. 



Margarbt Bbckwith, daughter of John and Sarah, bora at 
Lyme, March 5, 1726, married i. to Josbph Waitb, Aug. 10, 
1743; 2. EzBKiSL MiNBR, June 11, 1747. By first marriage 
she had a son, Joseph Waiie Jr.^ who married Elizabeth Man- 
waring, Aug. 26, 1770. (Ezekiel Miner seems to have been he 
who administered estate of Saniuel Beckwith, apparently his 
wife's uncle, who died in 1761.) 

WAffB. 
I. RicHAKD, of Watertown, Mass. 9. Thomas, bom March 3, 1649. 3. 
Thomas, bom March 7, 1687 ; marr'd Aug. 96, 1704 Mary, dan. of Abrmham 
Bronaon and Hannah Griswold ; died June 99, 173(5 at I«yme. 4. Josrfh, 
bom Nov. 95, 1715 ; married Makoarkt Bkckwith. 5. JOskph, married 
Blisabeth Manwaring, Ang. 96, 177a 

MANWARING. 

1, Olivbr and wife Bliieabeth Raymond. 9. Ouvkr, bom Feb. 9, 1678*: 

married Hannah Hough, March 14, 1705. 3. OuvxK, bom Jan. 94, 171 1 at 

New London ; married Nov. 10, 1743 Mary, daughter of Nehemiah Smith. 

4. Blizabkth, bom at New London, Jan. 19, 1749 ; m'd to Joseph Waite Jr, 

Samubl Bbckwith, son of John and Sarah, bom Aug. 18, 
1 730 ; married Widow Sarah Dickinson ; had sons : — 
Watts, bom Jan. 97, 1756, and Anderson, bom Feb. 7, 1758. 



Line of Matthew BeckwUh Jr. 19 

Allbn Bbcxwxth, son of Benjamin and Patience, born at 
Lyme, March 3, 1736; married Bsthbr Marvin, Nov. 26,1755. 
Bather waa daughter of John Marvin Jr. and Mehetabel Cham- 
pion, waa bom in 1737. Mehetabel, bom Sept. 4, 1709, was a 
daughter of Henry Champion and Sarah Peterson, and grand- 
daughter of Henry Champion and Susannah De Wolf. Chil- 
dren, recorded at Lyme : — 

LttFBiiah, bom April 15, 17561 

Bithcr, born Sept a6, 1759. 

Mehetabel, bom March 39, 1761. 

Patience, bora Feb. 17, 1764. 

MARVIN. 

I. Rbynold. s. Lisirr. Rbynold and wife Sarah Clarke. 3 John, 
bom 1664 ; married Sarah Graham. 4. John, bora 1698 ; married MelieU- 
bel Champion. 5. BsTKaa, fifth child. 

Abnbr Back with, aon of Philip and Abigail, baptized at Old 

Lyme, Feb. 28, 1743. He waa a aoldier in colonial aervicein 

1757, and in the war for independence. Waa living at Lyme in 

1782. [The name of Atner Beck with apfeara in the record aa 

corporal of Capt. Martin Kneeland'a company, in Col. EraatuS 

Wolcott'a regiment, at New London Peh. 28, 1777. The name 

ia also on roll of pensioners in New London Co. in iSj^. The 

marriage of Abner Beck with and Hannah Comstock, of Mont- 

ville, Feb. 29 (!), 1782, seems to indicate a younger Abner.] 

GsoRGB Bbckwith, aon of Philip and Abigail, was baptized 
at Old Lyme,. Feb. 28, 1743, — probably aa an infant, as he was 
laat in order of record of five children then brought for bapti.sm. 
It is reasonably inferred that he went about 1773 to Fariuington 
(the old town, which then included Berlin, Briatol, Burlington, 
New Britain, Plainville, and Southington). In 1773 ** George 
Beckwith 2d, of Lyme " bought land' at Farmington, and later 
deeda of purchase, sale, and gift ahow that hia land Iry n < ctly 
if not wholly in West Britain, (now Burlington). In 178J 
**Thomaa Beckwith of Baat Haddam'* bought land at Farming- 
ton. The late Rodney Barnes, of Forestville, who was related 
to descendanta of Oeorg^ and Thomaa Beckwith, and who was 
very familiar with the recorda of old Farmington and with the 
hiatory of many of its families, believed that George and Tlio- 
mis wire brothiri. Tin aiity sa^h nan*! brothers in the lifth 
generation shown by records in New London or Middlesex 



20 Beckwiik Noles. 

counties were sons of Philip and Abigail. Children, as fiur as 
gathered from land YSQprds aud traditions of the family : — 
BeojAiBin, Joel, John, aWt, Charlotte, (wife of Chsttacey TafI), Re- 
becca, Sallj, I«uc7, Isaac. 

Thomas Bhckwith, son of Philip and Abigail, bom about 
1747 at Lyme; married Paanell Brock way about 1768; ap- 
pears to have lived at East Haddam ; removed to West Britain 
in 1780; deacon of Rev. Jonathan Miller's (ist) church in 1783 ; 
died at Burlington, Odt. 22, 1829. Pamell was bom at Lyme 
in 1748, and died at Burlington June 4, 1826. (A few minor 
circumstances consist with the assumption, now for the first 
time printed, that George and Thomas were grandsons of Jonah. 
Unless descendants of Thomas hold positive proofs of his other 
parentage this is the only reasonable assignment on .the face of 
the fai^ known). Children : — 
PoUy, bom in 1770 ; married 1. to Thomas Yale ; ^. to Adwi Hart ; died 

April 1795 ; children : Gad and Polly Yale and Roxana Hart. 
John, bom In 177a ; married Amy Bartholomew ; died Nov. S, iSci6h 
Clarissa, bora In 1773 ; married to Timothy Andrews ; died in Sept. 1810, 

C lilJren : HlefiA, I«yman, Timothy. Ann, Clarissa, KUvla. Weill. 
Tiiomas, bom In 1775 ; marriedL Hannah Hamlin ; died May iSiq. Child- 
ren : Polly, Bimstos, Ursula, Harvey, Thomas, Hamlin. 
Harvey, bom In 1782 ; married Sally Fuller ; died Nov. 1, 1805. Child- 
ren : Lot, Mary, Harvey, Phoebe. 
Pamell, bom about 1783 ; married to I«rael Dibble ; died in 1855 (?) ; no 

children. 
Plavel, married Anna Peck ; removed tu Nelnou, Portaje Co., Ohio. Ac- 
nm, daughter of Dan Peck and Eunice Russell, Ixim Nov'r 22, 1782. 
(Dan Peck bom May 15, 1753, died Aug. 26, 1815 ; Eunice died May 
8, 1801.) Children: Ralzaman, Caroline, Tlxuas, WcUtcn, Polly, 
Joi.n, t^lavel, Seth, Ann, Gay, Wells. 
Anna, bom in 1786 ; mar'd to Calvin Com well ; died Sept. 3, 1802 ; culld- 

ren : Almerin B., Horace, and two danghterH. 
Ursula, bom in 1788 ; married to John Hart ; died Dec. 6, 1823, cLimicss. 

PuUDKNCE Beckwith, oldest daughter of Matthew Jr. and 
Sarah, was bom at New London, Aug. 22, 1676. No other re- 
cord ol her is known. It is known, however, that Roger J>art 
and Prudence Beckwith, married at New Ix>ndon July 24, 1717. 
had a son Solomon,- bom April 10, 1739. As the daughter cf 
Matthew Jr., if then living, was in her sixty-third year, it is 
evident that Roger's wife was a Prudence of the next yopngcr 



Line of Maiikew Beckwiik Jr. ti 

genefmtion ; for there is no reason to distrust the substantial 
accuracy of the records as to the foregoin^^ dates. 

BI.IZABSTH Bbckwith, daughter of Matthew Jj. and Sarah, 
bom at Lyme, Feb. 4, i6jr9; married to John Bait^ of Had-^ 
dam. (This statement is made on the authority of Hon. Wil- 
liam ICarvin, Judge of Lyme Probate Di^tridl and Town-clerk, 
who in 1897 and 1898 made a fairly thorough search of records 
relating to Beckwiths of the first five generations). The wife of 
James Bicchard, of Norwich, and the wife of John More, of New 
London, were also of the same generatioci with Matthew Jr. 's 
daughter, and were named Elizabeth Beckwith. As Joseph had 
no such-named daughter, and* as Mrs. More was Nathaniel's 
daughter, John must have been Mrs. Birchard's honored falhtrr. 

Ruth Bbckwith, daughter of Matthew Jr. and Sarah, was 
bom at Lyme, March 14, 1681 ; married to Jonathan Rovce, 
son of Nehemiah Royce and Hannah Morgan, and grandson of 
Robert and Blizabeth Royce. (Hannah was daughter of James 
Morgan). Jonathan and Ruth had a son Nehemiah, bom March 
1715. 

JOHN BECKWITH AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

John Bbckwith, second son of .Matthew (1st), was bom 
about 1639, and appears to have been living as late as 1723, in 
which year he was of New London, and in that year gave to 
Joseph a deed of his share and proportion of his father Matthew 
Beck with *s right in the third part of the fourth division, — 
(Lyme). There may be uncertainty as to which of two or three 
Josephs was the grantee,, but probably none as to which of at 
leaat as many Johns then living was the grantor. That he had 
a son John is undoubted,, and that he*had a dajpghter Elizabeth,, 
who wa^ wife of James Birchard, of Norwich, is fairly prob- 
able. That he had other children is.fit least possible, and if 
this can be shown, it may explain some of the m3'stery of the 
fourth generation. He was neither the patentee of New Lon- 
don in 1704; lior a centenarian at Niantic in 1740. 

John Bsckwith, son of the preceding John, was bora in 1665 
at New I/>ndon ; married Prudsncs Man waring about 1688 ; 



22 BfckwUh Noies. 

was blind for about thirty years before his death, which was 
Dec. 8, 1757. (The duration of his blindness is inferred from 
the oddly varying marks with which he confirmed his numerous 
land transa«ftions). He is identified as the John Beckwith who 
is named in the patent of New London in 1704 by his reference 
in deeds to '*land granted to me by the goyemor and company 
of New London." He outlived his son John Jr. by four years, 
whence has arisen much singular confusion as to the number 
and order of Johns in this line of the descent from Matthew. 
A deposition made in 1 740 shows that from his fifth year he had 
lived at Niantic ferry. His numerous deeds of gift between 
1733 and 1754 show that he had six sons and it is very proba- 
ble that he had at least three daughters. The late Elisha Park 
Beckwith thought the order of sons was : Jonathan, Olivrr, 
RiCHARDp John Jr., Joseph, and Benjamin ; hut, except that 
the last two were the youngest, this order is not as yet shown 
by record. The daughters were : Bathshbba, (wife of Nathan- 
iel Daniels), Prudbncb, and perhaps Hannah, (wife of George 
Chappell). The mother of these children, bom in 1668, died of 
measles Nov. 17, 1740. 

MANWARING. 
I. Olivbr, born about 1653 ; was of New London in 1664 ; married Klisa- 
beth, (bom April aS. 1650), dansbter of Richard Raymond ; died Nov'r 3, 
1733. Children : Hannah, Elizabeth. Prudrncb, (bom in 1668 ), L.ove, 
Richa-d, Judith, Oliver, Bathsheb^ , Ann. 

Elizabeth Bsckwith, probably daughter of John, and one 

of three cousins of her name, was married to James Birch ard, 

of NDrwich, Mirch 17, 1696. James was son of John Birchard, 

of New London. Children : — 

Jj|-ne4, bora in 169Q ; Mitt lew in 1702 ; John in 1701 ; Daniel in 1718 ; and 

several daushtem. 

Jonathan Bbckwith, son of John and Prudence, married 
Mary Warnbr, perhaps of Saybrook, where he lived for some 
years. He is named in deeds of gift from his father, on the 
same day with similar gifts to his brothers Oliver, Richard, and 
John Jr. — June 7, 1743, apparently in joint possession. Prom 
a dispute about division of property in 1759, between his son 
Nehemiach and his brother Richard it appears that he was then 
no longer living. (Thi.s difficulty was settled by arbitration.; 



Line of John Beehvilh, ^ a;^ 

His other known children were Nathaniel and Prudence, — the 
latter bom at Saybrook. April 20. 1740. 

Olivbr Bbcicwith, probably oldest son of John and Pru- 
dence, lived for some years at Lyme. He received land and 
mansion house in New London from his father, Nov. 24. 1733. 
He died in 1754 (inventory of estate in 1759) and is said to have 
left seven adult children, two of whom were William and I«ove. 
(Inventory of William's estate, May 8, 1784). 

Richard Bkckwith, son of John and Prudence, is named 
with his brothers in deeds from his father, and is known to 
have outlived Oliver, Jonathan, and John Jr. In 1759 he had 
a dispute with his nephew Nehemiah, which was settled by re- 
ferring to Capt. Matthew Marvin, of Lyme, and John Richards 
and William Manwanng, of New London. As no other Rich- 
ard in his generation is known, he may have had a wife Han- 
nah, and the children : Andrew, Abel, Eliaeabeth. Rebecca, 
Hannah, and Eunice, — the children all baptized Sept. 20, 1741 
at Old Lyme. But this is not assumed here, for there are poj-*- 
sibilities in the fourth and fifth generations of other Richards 
in the field. 

John Bkckwith Jr., ''so called/'* son of John and Piu- 
den^e, died in 1753. leaving sons John and EHsha, as shown in 
subsequent proceedings recorded at New London. It is at pres- 
ent impossible to say whom he married ; but if the accuracy of 
genealogical data colledted about a half-century ago by Mr. 
Diniel Rogers, of New London, miy be trusted, his son Deacon 
John Beck with was bom in 1721. But' for this statement, it 
had seemed a reasonable conjedturtf that his wife was Hannah, 
daughter of Henry Brooks, who married a John Beckwith. May 
24, 1722. ' It is reasonable to hope that the truth nmy yet be 
tonnd. if diligently sought. 

JosBPii and Benjamin Bbckwith. sons of John and Pru- 
dence, are named jointly in vaHous land dealings with their 



*TJie phnuie "John Beckwith Jr.. so cslled" occum in UcccIh frutti hiH 
•on lilUiw, Oct at, 1753. tu tne Utter'* brother **John ad " and to their nu- 
de Jonathan. It in evident that after tlie death of John i«t thU a^nuidnon 
became John Jr., and that it wasi fonnd needful so to diatinguisb him uni- 
f .irmly in all important matters of record. 



^4 BeckwUh Nota. 

father and older brothers. They were bom at New London and, 
probably a little later than 1700. June 3, 1732. BaNjAXiN mar- 
ried Haxwah PaxBsa. Oft. 3. 1734. Josrph married Mary 
PSHB8R. These wives were din/hters of Thomas Pember, who 
named them in his will, proved in 1765. Joseph and Benjamin 
are named in a deed of gilt from their father, June 7, 1743. as 
'•my two youngest sons. " Aug. 5, 1746 they joined in selling 
land at' New London **to loving brothers Jonathan, of Saybrook. 
John Jr., and Richard, of New London." Dee. 9, 1754 they re- 
ceived from their father **land in New London, with all rights, 
equally divided." Nothing further is clearly known about 
these sons of the blina patriarch of Niantie ferry. 

PBHBBR. 
1. Thomas, was at New London in 1686, with wife Agnes ; wssjdrowned 
Sept a7, 1701. a Thomas, nuvried Hannah Tnmer. March is, 171s. 3. 
Hannah and MAav. 

Prudbncb Beck WITH, daughter of John and Prudence, seems 
likeliest to have been bom between 1695 and 170a July 24, 
1 717 she was married at New London, to Rogbr Dart, who 
may have been a grandson of Richard and Bethiah Dart, as 
these were among the earlier settlers of New London, and had a 
son Roger, (bom Nov. sa, 167 1), who did not marry Pradence, 
daughter of Matthew Beck with Jr., as has been vainly imagined 
by Daniel Rogers and others. Children of Rogrr and Pru- 
dbncb were;-* 

Lacy, boni ICay 10, ijas. Pmdence, bom Dec. 5. 173a. 

Ann, born May 31, 1734. Hannah, borojnlyas. 1735- 

. Roaer. born July 14, 17961 Margaret, bom March 1, 1737. 

Richard, bjra Dec. ao^ 1736. Soloiyon, bora April jo, 1739. 

William, bom Dec. la, i7.vii 

Hannah Bsckwith, daughter of Richard and Hannah, was 
baptised at Old Lyme Sept 20, 174 1 ; was married to Samubl 
Prck, who was bom Sept. 7, 1729, at Lyme, and died there in 
1 776. Children : — 
Richard, bom April 5, 1753 ; married i. Sarah TennanI in 1775 ; a. HUaa- 
beth Chamberhun ; removed to Lexington, N. Y., and died O^ 24, 
1837 at Durham. ( B Jth theie towns are in Greene Co. ) 
Samnel, married i. Lncretia Ingraham, 0€l 18, ^1 ; a Btisabeth bonh- 
iin ; died at Lyme in 1837. 



Line of John Beckwith. ^ 25 

Bliff, b. abont 1757 ; m'd to William PeUows ; died at Wateitown, N. Y. 

Hannah, born Hay 27, 1759 ; married Dec. 13, 178a to Silaa Robbins ; died 
Jan. 1, 1840 at Lyme. 

Abner, bora liay 4, 1761 ; married Nov. 39^ 1786 Hannah Tinker ; died at 
Shelborne, ICaaa., June 4, 1842. 

Phoebe, born Sept 5, 1764 ; married to Solomon Fellows ; died at Albion 
N. Y.. Karch 12, 1840. 

Jaaon, born June 5, 1769 ; married Nov. 27, 1794 Rhoda Whitcomb, Read- 
ing, N. Y., in 1808 : died OA. 2, 1845. 

Dorcaa, born Jan*y 5, 1772 ; married to Benjamin Farnsworth ; died at 
Charlemont, Haas., Odt 23, 1838. 

EuzABiCTH Brckwith, probably daughter of Richard and 
Hannah bom about 1732 ; was married to Darius Peck, (bro* 
ther of Samuel), April 19, 1757. (see Peck GenealosyY Darius 
was bom at Lyme, Sept. 11, 173- ; died at Lyme in '1797. 
[This assignment of Elizabeth is conjedtural, but is supported 
by a few circumstances of time and place. She hfis been placed 
in the family of Matthew 3d, which is absurd, and in that of 
Capt. Joseph, which is not more reasonable. Her place is cer- 
tainly in the fifth generation, — while these namesakes were of 
her father's generation.] Children : — 

Martin, bum O^ 8, 1759 ; married 1. Lucy Sennet (died Aug. 19. iSi>^) : 
removed to HeAor, N. Y., in i8uo ; m irried 3. Fn&iice« S?bu.-.i (w.ia 
died April 7. 1853). He dL>.l at Hc6|.«r. Sept y^, isluS. 
Klixabet 1, born Dec. u. i;<>i a*'^ .u Simoon Holton, Mont^u-^, Mosm*. 
D.iriaft, bom Feb. 2, 1761 ; manned June 9u, 17J36 I«3'uia >l4c« ; rv.J-^vcd 
in 1789 tu Conway. Masii. ; in i8j4.to Foclpii, N. Y. ; d. July .-i. iM ;. 

Siiue^iU, bura jau. 3. 1766 ; ui*d Uanpncre ; died at iij.Tavl.., .\U- . 

Andrew, bom Keb. a, 1/68 ; niirricd aiid duJ in u W.':ite*'ii S; uc. 

Ju:in Mo^re, bom Keb. 1, 17/u. uiarriod Abiif iil Prat. .ib/««: i/y. . viiv*.! at 

b«:t.;any, N. Y.. in Sept. iH{f. 
Halda.1. born Aux .1. 1772 \ ni urieJ i^ KIift..a kice. 
William, bom July 18, 1/71 ; died al i«yaie about 1794. 
mitfaa. bom l\±y id. 1777 . died ut l.y.ue about i82j. unnririlcl. 
Tiniot4ty\ lM>m Auj. 15, i.*79: i:ia*rioa 1. Cutiiarine Sniil... Sc|*l. .8. ii'c5. 
(died April i^»^ 183,)) : 2. M.-.ietab.*l S.uit.i, (di.'d M *s< . .v '^t.,! ; . . 
B^i^y U.'ucKway, (died N-^v. 6, i.S| j. Ue d. Mii'C.i • (. w^^ id i.>-n.e. 

I'lCCk. 
1. WiLUA 4 and wife lilixab.'t •.' 2. j.mu;*ii and wi«« Sir:i!i. /,. S.\ . - 
i;«a.aua wit'j ti.u'ib^t.i. daa. v*:'.l«i.*u:. T lo&n.iii l.e^ aad M.iry iJc tV' •.!. — 
4. SAMC<£Lan«j wire Alice W^y. > bA.>iri'.i. and li.iaiuj. 

JoH < BucicvviTH 2U, (SO cuUed in New London land icco.ils;. 
Was of the iifcJi j^encratioii, and the foarth lu the ii.ic of Jvjhu. , 



26 , Bedtwiih Naies. 

was the elder eon of John Jr. by an nndetermined mother. He 
U called "Deacon Jc^n" in the Daniel Rogers notes, in which 
he is said to have died in 1793, aged seventy-two years, — there- 
fore bom in 1721. The same authority has it that "Hannah, 
his relidl/died in 1798, aged eighty years." If this is corredt, 
as there seems no reason to deny, she was his second or a later 
wife; for, Nov. 8, 1744, he married Bi.izabsth Dart, who was 
mother of his children. She was daughter, of Daniel Dart. 
Children of John and Blizabeth : — 

Blinbeth, bora O^ 2^ 1745. Sbth, bora Ans- aS. 1756. 

Amy, bora Jane 23. 1747. Pkbobsick, bora Pebi 13, 1738. 

Sabffm, bora Sept 13. 175a Lydie, bora Aug. 6, 176a 

, Noah, bora Sept 18, 175a. Bather, bora April 19, 1769. / 

John, bora Sept lo^ 1754. Calrb, bora Dec. 16, 1763. 

Blisha BncKwiTH, yonnger son of John Jr., was a minor in 
1754, according to the late Blisha Park Beckwith. This is 
somewhat uncertain, as he gave deeds in OA. 1753 to his bro- 
ther John and his uncle Jonatlian. His wife's name has not as 
yet been learned. Some of his descendants think (or guess) 
that she was daughter of the Nehemiah Smith of that time ; 
while another conjeifture is Amy Durant. If any Blisha Beck- 
with married Amy in 1759, the birth of his son Blisha Jr. in 
1 761 makes it very possible that he was the son of John Jr. who 
married such Amy. The children of Blisha were : — 

Blisha, bora in 1761. 

Jason, bora in 1764. 

Snllj, married to Bbeneaer Mnynard. 

Unvid, married 1. Naomi Beebe ; 9. Mehetabel Keeney. 

Noah Brckwith, son of John and Blizabeth, was bom Sept. 
18, 1752, at New London ; married Anna Brooks, July 8, 1773. 
Their children were : — 

Lucretia, bora Feb. 15, 1771. ■ John,' bora Nov. aB, 1781. 

Noah, bora OA. 10, 1775. Phoebe, bora Feb. 33, 17S4. 

Richard, bora SepL 15, 1777. Charles, bora Feb. 18, 1786. 

Rllsabeth. bora Sept 16, 1779. Silas, bora Feb. 14, 1788. 

John Brckwith, (6th generation), son of John and Iflixabeth, 
was bom at New London, Sept. lo, 1754; mnrried Hannah 
Dakrow. Jan. 27, 1780. He. like his father, was known as 
"Deacon John Beckwith. " Hannah was daughter of Elder Za- 
dock Darrow (bom 1728) and Hester Lee (married in 1755). 



Line of John Beckwiik, 27 

She was born Aug. 24, 1758 ; died in May, 1836. Children : — 
Bbenewr, lioni Nov. 4, 178a tednda, bom April 26, 1786. 

Polly, bom Aug. io» 1782. John, bom Jan. 19, 178S. 

Hannah, bom Jnnc 5, 1784. 

SsTH Bbckwith, flon of John and Blisabeth, was bom at 
New London. Aug. «8, 1756 ; married Esthbr Lbach, Nov'r 
14, I78r. Bather's sister, Grace Leach, was married to Elisha 
Beckwith Jr., cousin of Seth. Children : — 

Hester, bora O^ 16^ 1782. RnaaeU, bom Dec 27, 178s 

Joseph, bora Jan. 25* 17813. 

PRBOHRICK Bbckwith, son of John and Elizabeth, was bom 
at New London, Feb. 13, 1758; married Lvdia Mushbr, April 
3. 1783. Children: — 

Sally, bora July 18, 1784. Polly, bom June 11, 1786b 

BsTHBR Bbckwith, daughter of Deacbn John and Elixaljeth, 
bom April 12, 1762 ; married to Nbhbmiah Crockbr in 1785 ; 
.died in 1826., Nehemiah, son of Isaac Crocker, was bom in 
1764 and died in Aug. 1846. 

Caubb Bbckwith. son of John and Elizabeth, was bom at 
New London, Dec. t6, 1763; married Joanna Bbbbb in 1788. 
Children : — 

Caleb, bora Nov. 4, 1788. John Leland, bora Kug, 21, 1793. 

Nancy, bora March 3, 1791. Oenison, bora 8e|it 27, 1795. 

[Mr. Daniel RufferA notes the marriage uf Caleb Beckvrit 1 anJ Rather 
B.'cbe (bora in 17S7), danghter of WiUiam Beebe Jr. and Hannah l^eMcr.j 

Ei«(SHA Bbckwith Jr., was bom at Waterford in 1761 ; mar- 
ried Gracb Lbach ; was a master ship builder (with his broth- 
ers Jason and David) ; mentioned in the Rogers notes as deacon, 
and therein said to have died Aug. 27, 1835. But Elisha Park 
Beckwith, his great nephew, bom in 183a, wrote : '*I knew *un- 
de' Elisha and *aunt' Grace (as I used to call them) well. He 
always thought I was named for him instead of my uncle Eli- 
sha [son of Jason], and consequently I was a great favorite of 
his.'* Grace's birth is set down in 1763 and her death 0<5t. 6,- 
1849. Their sons Jacob, Maiiasseh, and Caleb Raymond, it is 
said, went west and were among the earliest steamboat-builders 
in* the Mississippi valley. The order of children is given thus : 

Nichols died sroung. Jacob, (nnnarried). 



28 Bcdtwiih NoUs. • • 

ICananeh, muried Joan Sowlen of Louisville and had children,— Mary, 
Caroline, Irene, and Charles. 
* Calbb RikricoNo, married Sally Porsyth. Children:— Cordelia, (died 
early), Qlisa, (died kL 15), An^sn^ra, (mirried to Han. Francis 
BoUes lAwmia, and died about 1895). 

Nicholaa (ad), m'd Bmily Hart, of Pittsburyh, Pa. (2 ch., both died). 

Sarah, married to Daniel Hiyoard ; children : — Cornelia, Mary Jane, 
Calotte, and Irene. (Charlotte married ParwelL ) 

Bthelinda. married Andrew Maynard, (brother of Daniel) ; nine chil- 
dren, all now dead without livinr issue. 

Charlotte, married to Solomon Rogrers ; "went west" 

Irene, married to Paschal Touriney ; went to New Orleans ; no children. 

Mary, married to Hiram Caverly ; several children living at Waterford. 

Capt. Jason Bsckwitk. son of Blisha Sr., was bom in 1764 ; 
married EuzABSTH Crockbr, May 19, 1785; died Feb'y 18, 
182 1. Children: — 

Blisha, bora Odt 34, 1786 ; mirried i. I«ucy Roarers, (b. 179a, d. 1817) ; a. 
Beebe ; died Feb. sB, 1864 ^ Bast I«yme. 



Jason, bora in 1791 ; married Naomi Calkins ; died in 1954. ' 
David, married Sally Pember. 

Amy, married to Anson Smith. (Her son, Hamilton I«anphere Smith, is 
professor of astronomy and physics, Hobart CoUeirc, Geneva, N, Y. 
Betsey, married to Stanton Beckwith. 
Sabra, married to Blisha Chappell. 
James, married t — Calkins, 
Gurdon, married Nancy Douglas. 
Daniel, bora in 1808 ; married — ^ Chappell. 

Bathshbba Bbckwit'h, daughter of John and Prudence, was 
married Odt. 30, 1716 to Nathanibl Danibus, at New London. 
Thtir daughter : — 

Rachel was bora Feb. 14, 1719. 

Hannah Bbckwith, (possibly a daughter of John and Pru- 
dence), was married at New London, Nov. 5, 17 18, to Grorgr 
CHAPPBlr; died March 5, 1728-9. A son :' — 

Geocxe, bora at New London, Dec 3, 1733. 

# 

JOSEPH BECKWITH AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

Joseph Bbckwith, third son of Matthew (ist), was bom later 
than 1637. His wife Susannah was of a family now unknown: 
The time of his death is uncertain. A deed from his brother 



Line of John Btckwitk. 29 



John t9 Joseph Beckwith, in 1723, of land in Lyme 
from their father, **lying in third part of fourth division," may 
have been to his son, afterwards Capt. Joseph. If so, he may 
have died about 1708; but, assuredly not at sixty-eight years 
old as an enlisted man in a military expedition to a distant wil- 
derness, as has been printed aforetime. His wealth would have 
procured him exemption from such service had he been thirty 
years younger. If he died about 1708, as seems most probable, 
she was his widow who in or before 1716 became Mrs. Susan- 
nah Way ; whose second husband may have been Capt. Joseph 
Way, who died a few years later. There was a Susannah, dau. 
of Baltazar De Wolf, who married Henry Champion in 1684, and 
after his death in July 1704 became the wife of John Huntley 
Sr., of Lyme, and' no namesake is known who could have been 
wife of Joseph Beckwith (ist) ; and, in fadt, Baltazar's daughter 
herself has been set down quite boldly and quite as absurdly as 
Joseph's wife. It is most reasonable to think that either Capt. 
Joseph or his cousin Joseph, son of Nathaniel bought their un- 
cle John's land at Lyme in f723. Children, bom at Lyme; — 
Sarah, boni April 14, 1677. Josbph, bom April 15, 1679. 

Sarah Bbckwith, daughter of Joseph (ist), bom at Lyme, 
April 14, 1677 ; married about 1692 to William Minkr. The 
children were : — 

WiUiam, bom April 29, 169^ Stephen, bom April 9^ 1706. 

Clement, bom Feb. 19, 169S-& Snmnel, bom July 16, 170S. 

J<Meph, bapCiied* Dec. la, 1698. Anne, bom Mny 6, 171a 

SttMunah, baptised * Sept. 17, 1699. John, bom April 15. 1719. 

ChrUtopher, bnpt* April 17, 1700. Sylvester, bom June 3, 1714. 

Thomas, bom Jsn. i.s 170a. Klihn, bom O^ 16, 1716^ 

Ssrah, bom July a6, 1704. 

MINBR. 
William wss bora Nov. 6^ 1670. He wss son of Clement Miner, of New 
I/mdon, and Frances, s danahler of Hdward Bircham and widow of Isaac 
WilleyJr. 

Capt. Joseph Beckwith, son of Joseph and Susannah, bom 
at Lyme, April 15, 1679; married Marah Lbb, May 18; 1699 ; 
died later than 1727. Known circumstances indicate plainly 



* These cannot have been birth-dates, thonsh Savage thought baptisms 
took place on Sundays only. 



30 Beckwiik Notes. 

that he was a man of chaiadier, ability, and wealth. Maiah 
was daughter of Lieut. Thomas Lee and his second wife, Mary 
De Wolf. His widow was married to Capt. Daniel Sterlinjc, 
May i6, 1745. Her third marriage, to Mr. Riggs, was but a 
few years before her death, which was in 1759. In her will, da- 
ted June 18, 1759, she names Capt. Joseph Beckwith's children 
as her* heirs, and his son Capt. Thomas as executor. In 1757 
she visited her brother, Stephen Lee, then of Colchester, which 
should remove the doubt that has been thrown upon her parent- 
age. The stumbling-block may have been the fadt that an el- 
der half*sister was named Mary, as she is herself named in later 
records. But the form of the name in Lyme marriage record, 
'*^afah" was probably given her in baptism, and "Mary*' was 
a later usage. 

JosKPH, bom Jnne 4. 170a 

Thomas, bom July i, 1709. 
, Hbssxiah, bom Feb. 5, 1704. 

Mary, bore Ana- 90^ 1706 ; died early. 

Suaannah, bora ICay 14, 1708 ; married to Amoa Tinker, of I«yiiic. (She 
had a danshter Maiy Gilbert.) 

Masy, bora April 3, 171a 

Lydia, bora Feb. 16^ 171a ; married April aB. 1733 to Benjamin Huntley ; 
(in her mother*! will named I^ydia Croeaman). 

BujAH, bora Dec. 15, 1713. 

Nathan, bora Feb. is, 1717-S. * 

Dorothy, bora Sept 19, 1790 ; married to Simeon Smith of New London. 

Stbprbn. bora March 6, 1793. 

JosHPH Bbckwith, son of Capt. Joseph, was bom at Lyme, 

Jnne 4, 1700; married Esther Smith ; will pfx>ved in 4781, na> 

minc^ children : — 

Phinehas, (of tfiiag laland). ' 
Bather, widow of John Robbina, of Lyme. 
Phoebe, wife of Nathan Robbins, of Lyme. 
Bliaabeth. ZSNAtfJ' 

Thomas Bbckwith, son of Capt. Joseph, was bom at Lyme. 
Jnly I. 1702 ; married Sarah L^is, Nov. 16, 1725 ; was com- 
missioned as lieutenant of colonial militia. In 1759 he was 
named in his mother's will as executor. Children : — 

Mary, bora Jan. 33. 1796-7. Saimh. bora May S, 1717. 

Abner, bora Sept 16. 1736. Uksokah. bora Aug. 99. 1742. 

Vinton, bora March 14. 1755. 



Line of Joseph BeckwUk, ^ 31 

HszEKiAH B8CKWITH, son of Capt. Joseph, horn at Lyme, 
Peh. 5. 1704: gave deed to son Sylvanns in 1785. Children, 
order unknown : — 

BusHA, ^ Sylvanni. Nathan. Ann. 

Mary Bbckwith, daughter of Capt. Joseph, was bom April 
3, 17 10 at Lyme; married April 20, 1732 to Matthbw Mar- 
vin, who was bom in 1706. He was son of Samuel Marvin and 
Susannah Graham, and grandson of Lieut. Reynold Marvin and 
Sarah Clarke. The Marvin genealogy says that Matthbw and 
Mary died {he same day ot small pox taken from their oldest 
son, Seth, who had brought the infediion at his return from ser- 
vice in the French war. Children : — 

Seth, bom Jnly la, 1733 ; killed in Indian fight/in Snaqaehanna valley. 

Bunice, born Dec a, 1735 ; married April 5, 1756 to William Noyea. 

Matthew, bom in 174a-; married BUsabetli Deming ; died in 1806. 

Uara, bom Jnly 15, 1744 ; married Snaannah Peck Jan. 17, 17661 

Joaeph, (married at Wetberafield in 1768? ). 
, Bliaabeth, m'd Nov. 17, 1763 to Rev. Sylvanna Griawold of Springfield. 

Rhoda, (probably), married May 1, 1768 to William Mather. 

Elijah Bbckwith, son of Capt. Joaeph, was bom at Lyme, 
Dec. 15, 1713; married Lvdia Smith, ;yrho was daughter of 
Samuel Smith, of New London, as appears from a relinquish- 
ment of rights in the estate, 05t. jo, 1742. Children, as far as 
kno%ni : — 

Elijah. P^n-y, married Chapman, of Saybrook. 

Nathan Bbckwith, son of Capt. Joseph, was bom at Lyme, 
Feb. 12, 1717-8; died about 1755, leaving an only child Mary, 
then a minor, aged twelve years, who chose for her guardian 
Joseph Way, of Lyme. 

Stbphrn Brckwith, son of Capt. Joseph, was born at L3'me, 
March 6, 1722; married i. Dec. 16, 1742, Jsrusha Watrous 
who died May 16, 1746, leaving a son Cyrus; married 2. Han- 
nah Nbwton, May 27, 1747. 'Hannah, bom June 28, 1721; 
died at Colchester, Feb. 19, 1764. She was daughter of Israel 
Newton (bom March 5, 1694), and grand-daughter of James 
Newton, of Kingston, R. L Children, as recorded : — 

Cyrua, bom Odt 18, 1743 at Lyme. 

Hannah, born Aug. 11. 1753 at Colcheater. 



32 Bickwiik Naies. 

[Other childien,— Suaocl, Jane, Mehetabel, Rliodi^ hmve been included 
in this Cunily ; bnt eridence is wanting, while drcnmetAnoef point 
to another pexentage for theae four.] 

ZSNA8 Bbcxwith, 8on of Joseph and Bsther, married June 
23, 1768, Akna Harris, of New London. Zenas is mentioned 
in his fiither*s will, proved in 1781 at Lyme. Children : — 

Chriatopher, born ICarch 29. 1769. Blixabeth, born liarch ai, 177& 

Erther, bom June 6^ 17701 Deborah, bom Dec 14, 177S. 

Stephen, bom Dec 13, 1771. Harria, bora Dec yn^ 17S0L 

Joaeph, bora Sept 4, 1774. Thomaa, bom Feb. lo^ 17S3. 

Vinton Bhckwith, son of Thomas and Sarah, bom March 
14* 1735 : married Mary Ayers, Odt. 9, 1766; commissioned as 
lieutenant of sixth company in 1774 ; died Aug. 17, 1785. His* 
children were : — 

Sarah, bom Sept 9, 1766. Phcsbe, bom Pel^ aS, 178a 

ICarj, bom ICarch ai, 1763. 

Dbborah BncKwiTH, daughter of Thomas and Sarah, bom 
Aug. 29,' 174s ; was married to Rrynold Prck, March 8, 1764. 
Reynold was bora at Lyme, March 8, 1742, and died at West 
Bloomileld, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1814. He was son of Jasper Peck 
and Sarah Clark. (Harris Peck, a nephew of Reynold, mar- 
ried Joanna Beckwith, and Mary Jane Peck, a grand-daughter, 
was married to Samuel Beckwith.) The children of Reynold and 
Deborah were: — 

Annie, bom Jan. 24, 17^ ; married in 17815 to Gnrdon Lewia ; died at 

Marlow, N. H., Maj aS, 1S5S. 
Hannah, bom April i.i, 1767 ; married to Allen Smith : died at Weat 

Bloomfield, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1863. 
John Sears, bom IU7 13, 1766 ; married BeUy Rice in 1793 ; died at Weat 

Bloomfield, Odt 93, 1813. 
Bettie, bom Dec 96, 1771 ; married 1. to Shadiach Gillett ^.a. to Joaeph 

Kins ; died at Detroit, Nov. 15, 1817. 
Thomaa, bom ifay 93, 1774; married Sarah Demins; died Sept 9B, 1843 

at Uma, N. Y. 
Watrona, bom April 14, i777 : married 1. BeUy Ball, Sept'r 3, 1804 ; a. 

Paulina Rexford, Sept 1809 ; died March 93. 1869 at W. Bloomfield. 
Georye, bom March 96, 1780 ; married Martha Dimion : died April 95, 

1849, at Weat BloomfieUL 
Abner, bom Odober 15, 1789 ; married Maria Tift ; died May 90^ 1843 at 

Weat Bloomfield. 



Line of Joseph Beckwitk. ^ 33 

Sanh, bora Aug. at, 17^ r mafiied 1. to Isaac Cbamplin, Feb. 9a, 1805: 
a. to Rraatua Bennett. Feb. ao, 1817 ; died at Batavia in 1867. 

Reynold, bora Nov. 7, 1790 ; married Nancy Wheelock ; member of N^w 
York legislature in i8fo ; died at Canandaigns, Nov. ao, 1819. 

BusHA BscKWiTH, aon of Hezekiah, was bom about 173S ; 
was an aiftive loyalist in the Revolutionary period, and abdut 
the close of the war went to H lUfax, leavinjc his family. His 
brothers Sylvanus and Nathan are described as equally a<5tive 
patriots, — the latter as a bold and resolute soldier. Children : 

BsaA. Anna. I«ydia, married Josiah Man waring. Samubl. 

Ezra Bkckwith, (6th generation), son of Elisha, was a sea- 
man, and was in command of a vessel at the time of his drown- 
ing iu 1820. He had been married twice, and had lived for a 
few years in Vermont, but with part of his family vetumed to 
Niantic. He had ten children bv his second marriage, and 
piobably one or more by his first wife. Elisha, son of the sec- 
ond marriage, died on his passage homeward from New Or- 
leans. Elisha W. Beck with, bom in 1825, ^^i^ ^^ Elisha, is a 
retired sea-captain, and in 1K97 was living at Niantic, meeting 
every day descendants of his great-aunts Anna and Lydia and 
great-uncle Samuel. 

Elijah Bkckwith Jr., son of Elijah and Lydia. married at 
Lyme, Aug. 22, J 784, Sarah Millbr, daughter of Noah Mil- 
ler, of Lyme. (Sarah, perhaps, Elijah's third-cousin, a great- 
griinddaughter of Nathaniel Bcckwith.) Children : — 

Ju»rpli« born Jan. 10, 17^(6. Joanna, born Feb« au^ 1790. 

Lydia, bom l>cc. 7, 1787. 

Samuel Buckwitu, sou of Elisha, married at New London, 
Nov. 20, 1800, Amy Slatbr, probably daughter of ZerubLaLel 
Slater and ftlary Billings, who were married at New i«ondon, 
Juue*8, 1762. Nothing more is known of him, except that he 
left a son who married Susan /Dart ? ), who was bom in ii>o7, 
and left children now or lately living. 

Anna Bsckwitu, daughter of Elisha, was married iu 1788 to 
John Murdoch Lkb, son of Elisha I.«ee and Abigail Murdoch, 
who' were uuirric^ at Saybrook, CKft. 4. 1761. Children : — 

Nancy, bom 1789 ; married to Perkinn. 

Richard Tlietxlurc, inarrieil Amelia M«irgan. 



34 . • . Beckwiih Naies. 

SlifllM. OrUndo. HnntiiiKtoa. , Edwia. 

John. Fimncet, mwried Btobop. 

PHuiKHAS BECKWITH. <K» of JCeph *»* Brth^.« bc«1. rfjOOt 

,7« at Lyme: married Phobb Waitb. Nov. 24. I7S7 5 q«"- 

;^^:^. i. a.. J*, ■'^.v*^"".:^::^^ 

iment. Jan. 15. I777 ; «»««»• O** *J>.'1'"^ . ,,«, He 
Capt. Spalding', eomp-ay in 1781 ; ««*.e«d Odt 4. i7«J. He 
•eons to have had a acm Phinehaa. of Lyme, who mamed Dec. 
,4. .796. at Wetheisfidd. Betaey Bro^. Ph«be waa danghter 
of lUduttd Waite and Eli«d.eth Marvin who were »«™d «* 
Lyme. Nov. 8. .733. Richard waa an older brother of Joaeph 
Waite. (see page 18). Elizabeth, bom in 17". waa aister of 
Matthew Marvin, (aee page 3i)> 

NATHANIEL BECKWITH AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

Nathanibi. Bbckwith. youngeat son of Matthew (lat), was 
bom Uter than 1640. His wife waa Maktha .*»»« ap- 
pears to have outlived him. His land transaAions show that 
helived on Niantic plaina. and that his Umd. which must have- 
been of considerable extent, lay in Lyme. East Haddam. and 
Moodus. He appeam in land records at New London and at 
East Lyme, and in such wise as to leave no room to doubt that 
he was son of Matthew. His will waa filed (or proved) Dec. 25. 
1715 He had outlived his son Nathaniel Jr. and daughters 
Mao'. Elisabeth, and Martha. Children, named with their 

mother in his will : — 
Matmamibl. bom Itey 38, 1671. 
John. • 
joaarii. 

• It hubeen orinted. but It U not Uusiefore true, tlMrt Pbinebw. »oi» of 
bJuSTu l??(whSta^ iii«.t».«.ti«t«d g»nd«m.<rf M«J*ewK «»«n«d 
mStSTw Jte iul that they haa M Uielr cljiWreu .jxur h«hrotte» "^ 
^^^ (in« at thme aaiak-DroccM Bedtwith* w«i Hob. Marvin Watte, of 



^.>I^ iin« of these aniak-DfoccM Bedcwitha waa Hon. Marvin waiie. 01 
Si^i^ wlw^ one S^xcominiwlonera appointed In 17SS to de- 

^tt^ 5^;5S SS «d%in» land in V'\fe^l fj^Tsv^ 
n^era Ohia Man&field Parwias mamed tola Waite, OA. *iM5 . !»yl- 

SSSe^SMTrheae children bortowed to f nniwh tiie houaehold of a 
^dtpWnlhaa are now restored to U.eir own iHuHtnon* gent. 



Umi ^ NaikauUl BeckwUk. ^ 

Ifoty, married to — Miller ; died before 17115 ; cliildicii.~ICafy, H«&- 

Bfth, BHtabeth, Noeh, Jdlm. 
Bliabeth, married Sept ^ 1704 to Joho More, of New I/mdon ; died 

before 17^ leavinir children. 
SBMiinah, wife of William Wood. 
Maltha, married, and died before 17^ Icavioff children. 

Nathanibi. Bsckwitb, son of Nathaniel and Martha, born 
May 28, 1671; married Sarah Brockway, Jan. 20, 1703-4; 
died in 1717 at Haddam, and his lather was appointed adminis- 
trator of the estate. Sarah was bom at Lyme. Sept. 23, 1679. 
She was dau^^hter of Wolston Brockway and Hannah Brings. 
Children : — 

Jos, bom Maj as, 1705. Baimh, bom Ana. I5t i7ta. 

Nathanisl, bom Jan. 61 1707. Joskph, bora Dee 11, 171s 

jBausuA, bom June lo^ 1709. 

John Bkckwith, second son of Nathaniel and Martha, named 
in his father's will, in which was bequeathed to him and his 
brother Joseph, land in Moodus and Bast Haddam, 'Joining 
land of cousin Joseph Beckwith, — evidently meaning Capt. Jo- 
seph, the testatdr's nephew. Hia wife was Mbhrtabrl Chap- 
P9LL, and both are named in an 9A of relinquishment of rights 
in the estate of their * 'honored father, the late Geoige Chap- 
pell.'* In thisaift they were joined, Sept. i, 1737, with Alice 
Brooks, together with John, Geoi^e, and Jabez Chappell, in fa- 
vor of Comfort Chappell, of New London. Children : — 

Samuel, married Sarah ^— . John. 

Nathanikl, married Odt a6, 173S Jamk Beockwav. .She was bora Feb. 
6, 1717-8 and waa daughter of Jolm Brockway of I^rme. Children,— 
Jane, m'd to Bsekiel Brockway Beckwith and had son Matthew ; Me- 
hetabel. m'd to Joseph Beckwith : Rhoda, m'd to Samuel Brooka, • 
Mirch 17, 1763 : Samubl, bora in 1750. [The two ctmsin-hnsbands, 
Uaekiel B. and Joaeph Beckwith, are not here aaaignabltf.] 

Blisabeth, married in 1738 to Abijah Smith. 

Martha, married Sept. 23, 1757' to Gideon Watroua. 

JosKFM BscKWiTH, son of Nathaniel and Martha, received by 
his father's will, in 1725, land in Moodus and East Haddam. 
Nothing more is known of htm, but it seems necessary to infer 
that he had at least one son, named Job, who married Elizabeth 
Harney, of Taunton, Mass. She was bom 1703, and was dau. 
of William Harvey and Hopestill Briggs ; and 'genealogists of 



36 Bedtwiik Naies, 

>er family say she was'manieff aSout 1730 to Job Beckwith, of 
Connedticut. Wliatever the parentage of this unaccountable 
Job, he and Elizabeth did nof 'have the children Harvey, J^- 
kiel, and Job» bom from twenty-five to twenty-nine years after 
the marriatfe of their parents. Who were the parents of these 
children is as yet uncertain, but Job Jr. *s £unily. if he had one, 
is not found. 

Job Bbckwith, (4th generation), son of Nathaniel and Sarah, 
bom atr9as( Haddam, May 22, 1705; married Mary Biggs, 
Jan., 24,! 1 727. Childreii, bora at Bast Haddam : — • 
Nathan, bom Dec. 7, 1726. Hafy. born Ana. 6^ 1734. 

Job, bora Nov. 29, 175a Sarmb, bora ifaj i^f 1726. 

] William, bora 0€l 14, 1732. BUnbeth and Btfm, twina, b. May 

lOk 1738. 

Nathakib). Bbckwith (3d), son of Nathaniel and Sarah, 
bom at East Haddam, Jan. 6, 1707; married Abigail Hunt* 
LBV, April II, 1728. Children : — 
NATBAmsL, bora Dec 11, 1728^ Bush a, bora Jan. 7^ 1735-6. 

Abigail, bora NoV. la, 1730. Martin, bora Feb. 10, I737-& 

Lacy, bora ICay 5, 1733. Bnnice, bora Feb. 9, I739^4a 

Racbael, bora May 24, 1734. ■ Bethnel. bora Dec. 22, 1741. 

JBRUSHA Bbckwith, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah, was 
bom at Bast Haddam, June 10, 1709 ; was married April 25, 
1728 to Thomas PRArr, and lived at Saybrook. (There is not 
more than fiiir presumption as to identity of this Jerusha with 
Mrs. Pratt). Children, recorded at Saybrook : — 

Andrew, bora Feb. ix, 1729. Benajah, bora in 1741. 

Simeon, bora June ao^ 1731. -Jeaae, bora in 1751. 

'Lncy» bora April 25, 1734. Lydia. 

Thoniaa, bora in 1740. INisabeth. 

JosBi'H Bbckwith, 3'oung^t child of Nathaniel and Sarah, 
bom at East Haddam, Dec. 11, 1715;. married i. Sarah Wiu^ 
LBV, Odt. 9, 1737 ; 2. Mrs. Mary Scovbl. of East Haddrni, 
March 3 1751. Sirah, da*.is^h;er of John Willeyjr. anl wife 
Elizabeth Hirvey, and .grand-daughter of John Willey and Mi. - 
iam, daughter of Miles Moore. Children : — 

Joseph, bora Feb. 17, 1739 ; die 1 Dsc^ 5, Itki7. 

Sarah, ^bura May a6, 1715 ; married to Nathan Peck, of Lyme. 

Prad^nc-^, bora March iS. 1748, 



Lbu ^ Natkamm Bectmilk. st 

?atieaee,boff«lUfviii8» 1748; aMRltd«o^-»Wood,of Ltsc • 
Am, bom JOM 3. 1753. 

BU8HA B9CKWITR, Km of Nathaiiid (3d) and AUgail, bom 
at Bast Hflddam, Jan. 26, 1735-6 ; married Abioaii, Wiujnr, 
Aair. i6, X759. Childfen, recorded at Beat Haddam : — 

ChailM, bom oa. as, vfiK Abigail, bora Aaa- 6. iTffw 

BUBBA, bom Jaly ai. I9<4. 

BuaHA BacKWiTH, aon of Bliaha and Abigail, bom July 24. 

1764. waa poiaibly he who married IfOCV Bssbs, Dee. la, 1793 

and had chlldrca, order ttaknoim : *» 

BUaiia, bom April aa, 1799: aufricd Aaaa Irria alMMt i8m ; died Jaaa 

IS, 1880 at 9ria, Cbcoiaaa Ca. N. Y. 
Cbmrlca, a shlp-baildcr, died in Soatb GaroUfla. 
]«acy, bora ia 1804 ; ourried to Alfred SCaatoa ; died April 15, 1839. 
Henry, died Pebu 13^ 189s aged 85 jcank 
Betaey. 
Clark, bad Ibree cbildrea. 

Nathan Bsckwith, aon of Job and Masy, waa bora at Beat 
Haddam, Dec. 7. 1728 ; married Sabah Bbockwav. She waa 
bora at Lyme, March 15, 1734. The only known child waa : — 

Job, baptised OdL as, 1761. 

Job BBCxwrtH, (5th gen.) aon of Nathan and Sarah, bapt*d 
Hadlyme, 06L 05, 1761 ; married March 23, 1780, Mshbtabbi, 
Champion, who waa bom at Beat Haddam, Dec 24, 176a She 
waa daughter of larael CSiamfiioii and Mefaetabel Fuller, and 
great-granddaughter of Thomaa Champioa and Hannah Brock- 
way. Job waaooraet and quartermaaterof the aeoond tegiment 
of light dragooua. A daughter, recorded at Beat Haddam : — 

Aana, bora Nor. 13, 1784 ; died Marcb a6^ 1786k 

Nathaniel Bbckwith, (5th geneiation), aon of Natliantd 
and Abigail, bora at Baat Haddam, Dec. 11. 1728. Heaeenia 
to have married Sdbaknah — . and. if ao, waa &ther of Su- 
aannah Beckwith who waa baptized 0€^ 26, 1754. and who in 
1773 waa married to Abndiam Willey. 

Patibncb Beckwith, (parentage aa 3'et unknown), baptized 
June 1, 1718; waa married before Feb. 6, 1739-40 to Abel Wii^ 
LEY, of Baat Haddam. 

Jedidiah BECKwrrH, 5th generation, married Bunice Smith, 
daughter ^f Nebemiah Smith (bsipt. i;oi), believed to have been 



58 BuJtwUh Noies. 

son ofSanrad Smith, of Lyme, whose daughter Lydia was mar- 
ried to Blijah Beckwith, son of Capt. Joseph. Jedidiah and 
Jonathan Beckwith appear in. court record at Ljrme, an 1777. 
The name is also on the roMer of Capt. Richard Varick's Co., 
in Col. Mc Dougal's regiment, March 16-31; 1776. Jedidiah 
who was a soldier of William M. Smith's command in the war 
of 1 81 a, aAd Henry, who lived at Granville, N. Y., seem likely 
to have been of this £unily. 

HBKav BBCKwrfH, son of the Jedidiah who was a soldier of 

Capt. Varick's company, was bom April 9, 1778: married i. 

. Haktha Rkbd ; s. Bda Griswold. Henry lived at Granville, 

Washington Co., N. Y. Three children by each marriage : — 

Henry, bora Sept 24, 1804 ; died Sept i, 1806. 
CuoUne, bora Odt 3, 1806 ; died Dec. 15, iSai. 
Jolia Ann, bora Sept 14, iSoB ; married to John M. Clark, in 1807 ; died 

aft Whitewater, Wis., Feb. aB, 1883. 
Martha, bora Jnlj 9, 1811 ; married to Charles Barher. 
ICary, born Jan. 10, 1813 ; married to Leonard Gibba. 
Henry William, bora Apiril 6, 1817 ; giadnate of Union College ab*t 1858 ; 

died P^b. 3, 1873. 

Samubl Bbckwith, son of Nathaniel and Jane, (p. 55) bom 
at Lyme in 1750. He has. been laid at the door of a needless 
Stephen, son of Nathaniel and Sarah ; and, for a time, rather 
moie plausibly at that of Stephen, son of Capt. Joseph. At 
page 31 is shown all that records have revealed of the fiimily of 
this latter Stephen. The late Stephen Beckwith Ayres, of Penn 
Yan, thought in 1875 there were three other daughters of Ste- 
phen and Hannah, bom at Colchester, and perhaps a son Sam- 
uel, — though that is not made clear. Nothing since found in 
records confirms his conjedhire ; nor did he account for the 
birth of Samubl atXyme in 1750. George, son of Samubi^ 
himself bom at East Haddam, Uiought. in 1858 hia giandfiither 
was named Nathaniel. He knew his father was an only son. 
and had known well his aunts Jane, Mehetabel, and Rhoda, 
whose husbands he named in his family notes. But his notes 
give no sign of an aunt Hannah nor of a half-uncle C^rus, nor 
yet a hint of Colchester, nor his grandmother's name, though 
lie knew his parents married at Lyme and removed to East 
Haddam. Saicubl married Haknah Ransom, June 4. 1774, at 



Beckwiik Noies. 39 

Lyme. In 1820 they removed to Palmjrrmt N. Y.. wheie he died 
in 1821. Hannah, born at Lyme in 1756; died at Palmyra/ 

Jniy 31, 1846. She waa daughter of Stephen Ranaom and 

Lord. Her fother and brother were soldiers at Bunker Hill.— 
the former an officer, the latter mortally wounded. [The fore- 
going may not ahow the true descent of Samubi. of Palmyra, 
but it reconciles most or all known circumstances and oonflidts 
with no essential ia^ of public or private record.] Children, 
recorded at Bast Haddam : — 

SbnlMel, bom OA. 9, 1775 ; died early. 

Stephen, born April 7, 1778 ; died Jnne 7, 177A. 

Stephen, bom Jnne 5, 1779 ; died In 1797 at H^t Hnddnm of yellow fever- 

BAauCH, bora Aug. 9$, 1^1. 

Sam uaL, bora Jnly ^ 1:^3. 

NATBAMtBL Haynxs, bom OA. 13, 1795. 

Naomi, bora Nov. 99, 1787. 

Shnbeel, bora in 1791 (7) ; died, afed 18 yearm. 

GaoaoB, bora O^ 16, 17901 

DoaoTHV, bora Jnne 15, 1799. 

AJfNB, bora April 11, i8cx>. 

Sophia, apparently Annr's twin-tister, though this it nncertain. Con- 
lU Aina information leavea decision Impoaalble. 

Ab$ai«om B9CICWITH. (by position in 4th ||;eiieratioa), of pv 
rents unknown, is ^id to have married Lydia Sparhawk. 
The name is found in two later generationa at New London. . 

Absalom Bbcjcwxth, perhaps son of Absalom, married Aug. 
27, 1767, Lydia Haynbs. Their children, as known, were: — 
laBNB, bora 06L' 10, 1771. 
Naomi (<^ I«acinda), married to Nathan Allyn. 

AbaakHB, perhaps he who served in C^it Joaiab Maawaring's company 
in the war of 1819. 

Irbkb Bbckwith, daughter of Absalom and Lydia, waa bom 

at Bast Lyme, Odk. 10, 1771 ; married Peb. aa, i795toPRXK- 

MAN Allyn. She died Oft. 6, 1861. Children: — 

Charles. ' Lyman. 

Harriet, bora Peb. 9B, 1S07 ; married to Willla Dpaon. 

ALLYN. 

1. ROSKBT, at Salem« 1639, New London. i499> ^ John, married Dec. 

94, 1668, Rlisabeth, danghter of John Gager. 3. Bobkbt, married lleborah 

Avery, Jan. 94, 1691. 4. Robbbt, b. Jan, 95. 1697 ; married Abigail Ayery, 

May I, 1795. 5. Nathan, (rer. soldier), bora Jan. 5, 1740 ; married Saimh 



40 Beekmiik NaU$, 



RnecoMtt. & FiBBMAir, bora Joac 6^ vfi^ \ married Ibbnb 
0. VAtwuLM JK., bom in 1770 ; manUd Naomi Bbckwrh. 

Ab8l Bsckwith, wboM patents are at thia. time nnkiiowii, 
married Mrs. Lucy (CAumia) Ds Wolf, March 23, 1759, at 
Lyme* She waa daughter of Stephen Calkina, and waa borh in' 
1723 ; married at Lyme^ Jan. 31. 1746, to Simon De Wolf, who 
waa killed in 1755. In 1761 Abel and I^ncy adminiatered the 
catate of her late husband, and soon afterwards removed from 
Lyme to Harlow, N. H., where she died in 1798. Children : ~ 

lUrtia, married — » Brooks. Hary, died aaourricd. 

Hannah, autfricd to Howard. Martha, married to ^* Driver. 

« 

jBsas Bsckwith, of unknown parenta, but of the fourth gen- 
eration, waa bom in a 7 18 ; married JsaoaHA RoBBma, at Lyme, 
May 10, 1750; married a. Mrs. Phckbs Comstock, at Beat 
Haddam, March 28, 1791 ; died at Bast Haddam, April 19, 
' 1796. Phcebe died Jan. 10, 1796. (It haa been thought at Nor- 
wich that Abaalom and Jeaae were brothers). Children : — 

JaasB, bora April 14, 1753. Aaabah, bora Nov. 9^ 1754. 

JBSSB Bsckwith, son of Jesse and Jeruaha, waa bom April 
i4t 1753; married Bsthsr Smith,. March 34, 1777. ^^ J^^^ 
1840 he waa living, aged 88, with larael fieckwith, at Salem, 
Conn., aa ahpwn in U. S. cenaua .of penaioners of that year. 
His name appears also in list of pensioners in 183s. 

Samubi, Bsckwith, son of Daniel and Ruth, (aee page lo), 
waa bom at Lyme, March 12, 1733-4. It cannot be set down 
with eonfidence that he waa ordained aa a Baptiat clergyman, 
nor that hia wife's name waa Miuiam ; but there aeems a poaai- 
bility that here ia a clue to the explaimtion of the aingular er* 
rora noted alao at page 10, aa to aooie Daniel Beckwiih and 
Miriam Smith, and the no leas unaccountable error in the Lee 
contribution to the Saliabury *'Famiiy Histoty.*' by which John 
Lee Jr. is m:ide to marry, in. 1788, Caroline, * 'daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Beckwith and Miriam Marvin." Since page 10 was 
printed it haa become evident that there waa really a Rev. Sam** 
uel Bfckwith and wife Miriam, (who waa not Miriam Marvin, 
nor. perhaps, Miriam Smith), whose children were Rev. Elea- 
xar, Alyier, Seth, Jason, Richard, Caroline, and daughters Mrs. 
Smith. Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. Huntley, and Mrs. Palmer. Rev. 



BeckwUk Notes. 41 

■» •••"*• 

Bleaiar married Joanna Lewis, and was ordained Evangelist 
(Baptist), at Bast Haddam, in 1783, and sent to ICarlow. Caro- 
line (bom 1669) was nuuiied to John ICanrin In 1788. This 
family seems to have lived at New London and to have removed 
thenoe to Harlow, N. H. Caroline, at twelve years old, heard 
Arnold's gnns at New London in 1781, and her brothers Abner 
and Seth were in line for defence of .the town. She iielieved 
henelf distantly related to her husband, as she told her grand- 
children. This would be verified if Samuel was grandson of 
James and Sarah, as the latter's brother John Marvin was an- 
cestor of Caroline's husband, — the order of whose descent, as 
understood, was i. Reynold. .2. Reynold. 3. John (and Sarah 
Graham). 4. John (and Mehetabel Champion). 5. John (and 
Sarah Brooker). 6. John (and Caroline Beckwith). 

Jonathan Bbckwith. of New London, fvarmts tmkrc^n. 
married Gracb STRiCKi«ANn, Nov. 22, 1741 ; said to have died 
at Newark, N. Y., in 1807, aged ninety -seven years. (;race 
died in 181 7, aged ninety-seven. She was daughter of Sam- 
uel Strickland and Elizabeth Williams, who were married at 
New London, Aug. 6, 1713; Children, as given by Hon. Hi- 
ram W. Beckwith, of Danville, UK. who is a descendant : — . 

Jane, believed to have lived unmarried. 

Daniel, married Chloe Warner, of Herkimer eount?, and removed later 
to Wayne connty, N. V. - 

Retiecca, bom in 1758 ; married to Robert I«atimer ; died near Newark, 
Jnly «, 1S43. • . 

Stbphbn, bom in 176.1. 

Stbphbn BacKWiTii, son of Jonathan and Grace, married 
Hannah Yosk, daughter of Amos York, of Voluntown. He 
removed to Wyalusing^ Penn., thence to Yutiea Co., N. Y., and 
lastly to Lodi Plains, Mich., where,he died, Aug. 50. 1830, set. 
sixty-seven years. Children : — 
Grace Striekland, bom in 1796 ; nam iiTieJ ; living in 1876. 
Minor York, born in 179B ; had children, — Mortimer Hdwardtf, Bngene, 

and Mary. 
Danibl Wasuiiigton, bora Feb. 3. 1799. 

Rebecca, married to —^ Ayrea. [Her adn, the late Stephen Beckwith 
Ayrea, of Penn Yan,. made a peraiat^nt but fruitle^^ search fur the 
parentase of hia ancestor, Jonathan Beckwith.] 
ProlMbly other children. 



42 ^ Btdnmih Naies. 

Pakibl Washington Bbckwith, son of Stephen and Han- 
nali« was bom at Wyalnsing, Feb. 3, 1799; married Ma&yJ. 
WiiAiAMS, Uarch 11, 1828 ; was an officer of volnnteeni in the 
BUu:k Hawk war ; died at DanviUe, 111., Dec. 25, 1855. 1^C<^ 
was bom in Franklin Co., Pcnn., and died Dec. 6, 1845. His 
son, to whom this work is indebted for the account here ^iven 
•of the deaoendants of Jonathan and^Grace, is : — 
, HutAji WituAMS, bora ICwch 5, 1833 at DuivOle, IlL 

Jonathan Bsckwith, apparently of New London, who mar- 
ried BuzABBTH Wallbs, died in 1736, aged, forty jrears. 
While he seems by position in point of time and space a most 
eligible father for his yonuger namesake who married Grace 
Strickland in 1741, to assume it is but to remove the "mys- 
tery'la generation farther backward. J^or is it easy to say he 
was of third or fourth generation, since his birth lies within the 
period where are likely to be found late births in the one and 
early births in the other ; but the probability seems to be that 
he was of the fourth, and the possibility that' he was a son of 
an unknown son of John son of Matthew ist. 



The following list includes a few Beckwith marriages of the 
eighteenth century, not mentioned, or but briefly noted, in this 
number. They have been coIleAed from correspondence, gene- 
alogies of other fsmiliea. snd other available sources : — 

JOH.S and Hannah Brooks, May 4, 1722, at New London. 
, to Osias Bidwell, of Hartford, DA. 21, 1731. 



John, of Lyme, and Bethiah Chapman, July i8, 1735. 
John, of Lyme, and Joanna Lee, who was bora April 28, 1715. 
John and Patience Waters, April 25, 1747, at Lyme. 
ZsayiAH to Samuel Watrous, June 7,. 1761, at Lyme. 
Anna to Ephraim Brown, Sept. 15, 1763, at New London. 
Stsphsn and Lydia Daniels, July 24, 1766, at Colchester. 
Isaac and Grace Bdgecombe, Nov. 20, 1769, at New London. 
Hannah to David Bulkeley, Dec. 18, 1771, at Colchester, 

Lydia to Elisha Miller Jr., , 1773, at Lyme. -^ 

BuzADBTH, of Lyme, to Thomas Doolittle, of Middletown; 
March 16, 1780. 



Beckwiik Notes. 43 

Samuel and P0II3' Greenfield, June 21, 1781, at Lyme. 

Eunice to John Daniels, March 13, 1782, at irvme. 

Olive to John Crawford, of Cornwall, England, Feb. 3, 1788, 

at New London. 

Mary, bom at Lyme in 1770, to Charles Knight, , 1789. 

Nathan and Betsey Rich, Nov. 25. 1789, at Wethersfield. 
Jasper and Candace Cone. Aug. 29, 1793, at East Haddam. 
Butler and Hannah Cone, Sept. 10, 1797. at Enst Haddam. 
Nathan and Betsey Spencer, O^. 26, 1797, at East Haddam. 
Sally to Elijah Peck, 0<5t. 28, 1798. 
Abigail to Stephen De Wolf, Jan. 3, 1799, ^^ Lyme. 
Rebecca, of Hadlyme, to Amasa Spencer, Oct. 24. 1799. at 

East Haddam. 



JosiAH Beck WITH, son of Benjamin and Patience, as his des. 
cendants' are well assured, was bom in 1748,* at Lyme; mar- 
ried Meuetabrl Pearson in 1770; and died at Lyme, Feb*y 
16, 1813.* Mehetabel was bom in 1752, and was dav^hteroi 
Richard Pearson and Mar>' Ann Ely. She, it is understood, 
was married a second time, to a Mr. Rogers, ( perhaps Ktatthew^ 
Ro gers, who married a Mehetabel 
in~iKi3). Children, as named by Mr. Joel Beckv.nth, of Salem, 
(a grandson) : — 

JOSIAH. Andrkw. Richamd Pkaicsun. Ei*mci*- 

Hannah, married tt> EHjaii Roffem. 

Anna, (or Annie), married to Zebulon BurL 

Mehetabel, mifrried ^o Kzra, sou of Seth Miner. 

PEARSON. 

I. John. 3. Samukl. and wife Dorcas Julinnon. 3. Pktkr. born in 1686. 
married Mary, (bom 1692). daujrhterof Richard I«urd and Rliz ib th Hyil? 
and grauddanrhtrr of Tliomia and Dorothy I«ord. (RHsabeth wan dan. of 
Samuel Hyde and Jane Lee. ) Peter Pearson died at Lyme, Odi. 3. 175a. 
4. RjCHARD, bom in 1717 ; married Mary Ann Kly. 5. Mkiiktahrl. 

JosiAH Rbckwjth. son of Josiah and Mehetabel, was a clothier, 
married Lurancy Tinkkk, who was living at Bethany, N. V., 
in 1857. Children: — 



*The worn inacripticm on Juaiali Beck with** tomb«tone may be read, as 
to date of his death, either 1813 or 1818, an^ hia a^e is there given an sixty- 
five yearn. The earlier date seems most consistent M-ith record of First 
Church at Lyme. Mehetabel, if married at eighteen, was very ptobably 
at lea.Ht/iJur yoarA younger than Jo:«ialL 



44 Btdtmih Notes. 

Chailea. S«nh, mariedlo — • Barke. 

ICary Ann,' tioni Nov. ii, 1817 ; nwrricd ICaxch 14, 1839 to SUjalLPfentioe 



*• t 



Andrew Bhcxwith, son of Jofiali and Mehetabd, miirried 
Mm. LuciNDA (MiixKK) Hudson, (widow of Elias Hudaoo, 
to whom married at Lyme, June 25, 1796). jChildten : — 

Mugmret, born in 1817 ; died Sept 16, 1833. 

Harriet, bom in 1819. 

Richard Pbarson Brckwith, son of Josiah and Mehetabel, 
was i>oni in 1776; married Odt. 28, 1796 Mary Philups; died 
'at Lyme, Jan. 22, 1835. Mary was bom in 1779 ; died April 28, 

1858^ Children : — 

Andrbw. bom Sept 23, 1797. Abel, bom Peb. 27, i8ia 

Richard P., bom July io» 1799. Peter, bom Dec. 25, 1813. ;• 

. Polly, bom Odt i, 1801. Praaoea Pidelia, b'n April 11, 1817. 

JosiAH R., bora Attf. 15, 1804. John S., bora CMft 3, iSao. 

JOBL, bora Sept. 6, i8g6u 

« 

BuNiCB BRCKwrtH, daughter of Josiah and Mehetabel, was 
wife of Calvin Banning, and had children : — 

Bnnioe. Matilda. Lynda Myra, Albert 

William, married Lucy Lay. 

banning. 

I. John, married Abigail NIlea, June 11, 1701. 3. John, miirried Marga- 
ret Ue Wolf, July IS, 1734. 3. John, bora April 8, 173s ; married (ad wife) 
Mn. Jemima Peck, May as, 1744. 4. Wiluam, bora November 5, 1747.— 
5. Calvin, bora June a, 1785. 

Andrbw Bbckwith, son of Richard Pearson and Mary, was 
bom at L3rme, Sept. 23, 1797 ; married March 29, 1820 Nancy 
J. Hudson; died at Aledo, 111., Ang. 31, 1872. Nancy was 
bom June 3, 1799, at Lyme; died at Lyme, Dec. 23, 1871. She 
was daughter of Elias Hudson and Lucinda Miller. (Lucinda 
was afterwards wife of the elder Andrew Beckwith, as just 

shown). Children: — 

• « 

Seth Lee, bora Jan. 13, iSai ; married Abby Jane Leppeid, May a$, 1846 ; 

died Ang. 31, 1897 at San Prandaa 
Alfred P., bora Jan. n^ 1823 ; m'd Caroline 8.* Brockway, Feb. 19, 1850. 
John B., bora Dec. 18, 1834 ; married Attf. 6, 1853 Jeannette, daughter of 



* Sarah Caroline Brockway waa bora at Hambniv, (Lyme), O^ 19, 1814. 
She waa daughter of Christopher Brockway and ChnHtiana CbappelL 



BtekwUk NoUs. 45 

Wthmiel M. Brown and Blin D. Bro^wfty, of I«jnie, (oMRicd Xmy 

I, iteB). 
P. Itonisi, boni Od. 7i 1^96 ; m'd ICaxch as i9si to Heory A. Daniels. 
ICwy !,.• bom ICay ao^ i8aS ; married ICareh 18, 1846 to Jndah tofd. 
Sarah R., bora ]CarGhi4, 1830; married Aof. 18, 1851 to WUUam H. Rob- 

blaa ; died Jnoe 98, 1853 at New I/mdoo. 
Sicbaid E.,'bora Dec. 13, 1831 ; married Nov. 8» i$s6 BIlea R Brown, aia. 

ter of hia brother John B.'a wife. 
Ann H., bora May 9K 1834 ; married May 19^ 1857 to Wm. M. K. Yonnr. 
Angeline A.« bora April 6, 183! 

William H., bora April a7, 1838 ; married l«aTinaCheeneyi May 11, 1863. 
Harriet C, bora Inly 97, 1840 ; m'd May 37, 1863 to Samnel C AmbenKm. 

JOBiAH R. BscKWiTH, aoii of Richard Pearaoii and Maiy. was 
born Aug. 15, 1B04: married Lavinda H. Piskb, who was bom 
at Bethany, N. Y. Children : — 

BdgarH. SdwardA. Fidelia Mary. Praaeelia. JohnT.* 

J08I. Bbcxwith, ton of Richard Pearson and Mary, was bom 
Sq>t. 17, 1806; married March 1832, Sybil Starkbv. They 
were living at Salem in 1899. Sybil was bom Jan. 8, 1809 ; she 
is daughter of Charles Starkey and Sybil Chapman, (daughter 
of Lieut. Lebbeus Chapman and S3*bll Kirtland). Children : — 

Bmellne. Caroline. Harriet Pnnccb. Mary. Joel A. GemviaaaM. 

Rbv. Baruch BacKwiTH, son of Samuel and Hannah, (page 
39), was bom at Bast Haddam, Aug. 24, 1781 ; married Buz- 
ABETH KB8N8V, Dec. 1806; was a Baptist clergyman at Pal- 
myra, Le Roy, and at Albion, where he died Nov. 10. 1S69. 
Blizabeth, daughter of William Keeney, bom* SeptY 19. 1787 ; 
died Sept'r 2» 1877. Children: — 

Bmma 9>* bom April 13, iSoS. Wiluam, born Dec. 10. 1818, 

Samubl Bbckwith, son of Samuel and Hannah, was bom at 
Bast Haddam, July 30, 1783 ; married Lois Si*snckr : died at 
Palmyra, Nov. 9, 1839. His wife had a nephew, Wilson Beck- 
with, of family unknown, who married Mary Post, daughter of 
Lois by her second marriage, to Stephen Poet. • 

. Nathaniel Haynss Bsckwith. son of Samuel and Hannah, 
was bom at Bast Haddam, Odt. 13, 1785 ; removed to Palmyra 
in 1812 where Irom 1814 till his death, April 25, 1839, he was 
in mercantile business with his brother George. He was a col- 
onel of New York militia at the time of his death. It was said 



46 Beckmiik Nates. 



of him that "he lived virtaoosly and died in peace/' having 
outlived six of his nine children. His fiist wife, Mikbrva Nys. 
was born in 1797 and died April 6, 1821. She was daughter of 
Nathaniel Nye, of Pittsfoxd. His second wife, Sophia C. Bur- 
chard, daughter of Ezra Burchard, of Lima, died Aug. 11, 
1838. Only six children known by their names : — 

Samuel Otcsr, born in 1818 ; died April 3, i8ai. 

CynUiiA, bom in i8ao ; died Feb. i, 1835. 

Minerva, bom in 1897 ; died June 9, 1837. 

Nathaniel, died early. 

JAMRS Burchard and Jane, twina. [Jane died early.] 

Gborgr Brckwith, son of Samuel and Hannah, was bom at 

Bast Haddam, OA. 16, 1790; went to Palmyra and for many 

years was in business with his brother Nathaniel H., whom he 

succeeded in his colonelcy of militia. Aug. 20, 1814 he married 

Ruth Matson Clark ; died at Palmyra, Dec. 2, 1868. Ruth 

was bom at Lyme, Feb. 2, 1793, and died at Palmyra, Jan. 30, 

1881. She was daughter of Gurdon Clark and Ruth Sill, who 

were married at Old Lyme, July 16, 1778. Children : — 

Anns Sophib, bom Jnne 7, 1818. 

Catrbrink ICatson, bom Jnne a, i8a6. 

Ruth Amblia, bora Odt 16, i8a8. 

Geotfe Whltefield, bora Nov. t6, 1831 ; died Ans. 1832. 

CLARK. 
I. LiBUT. William was bora 1609 ;'at Dorchester in 1636 ; at Deerfield in 
1673 ; died at Northampton, Jnly 18, 16901 9. John. 3. Nathanibl. 4. 
Natbanibl. 5. GuROON, married Rnth Sill, Jnly 16k 1778. 6. Ruth 

MAT:M>N. * 

Sim 

I. John and wife Joanna, a. Capt. Josbph, bora in Bnfland in 1636 ; 
of Cambridge, and I^yme ; married i. Dec. 5, 1660^ Jemima, daughter of 
Andrew Belcher and Blixabeth Danforth ; a. Feb. 13, 1678, Mra. Sarah Mar- 
vin, daughter of George Clarke, of Milford ; dif d Aug. 6, 1696. 3. Joabph, 
bora Jan. 6, 1679 '1 married in 1705, Phoebe, daughter of Uent Richard 
itord and BUaabeth Hyde. 4, Josbph. bora April 9$, 1715 ; married Dec'r 
31, 1747 Ruth Mataon. ^ Ruth. 

Naomi Bsckwith, daughter of Samuel and Hannah, born at 
But Haddam, Nov. 22, 1787 ;' was married at Palmyra to John 
Church, of Gorham, N-. Y. Died at Hopewell, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. Children: — 

Sylvania Sophia. Minerva. John. 

HUza, married to Rmory Bailey, who died in 189R. She Uvea at Toledo 



Beckwiik Notes. * 47 

Her children are i. Hrt. Gertmde Croztoti. it Agnea, (Mn. Henry 
Marvin, of Toledo, whoae dan«liter ia Mra. Ferldna Dodce): 

Dorothy Bsckwitk, daughter of Samuel and Hannah, was 
born at East Haddam, June 15, 1792 ; married to WrXls Aw- 
DBRSON, at Bast Haddam ; removed to Palmyra ; died.tn 1883 
at Chicago. Children : — 

Geoige W., married Catherine Undaay ; had a daughter, and alao aona 
Cltarlea and Bdwin, aoldiera of the dvil war. (Charlea waa an ofli- 
cer and Bdwin died in tenrice.) 

Bdwin Mc Kee, bom in 1890 ; married Gnlielma A. Titna in 1846 ; child- 
ren,— i. Gnlielma Anderaon. (m'd in 1879 to Henry Kellam South- 
wick), ii. Henrietta Anna, d. art. 3 yeara. iiL Hannah Sexton, (m, 
in 1S75 to Oraamna Kingaley Schofield). iv. Bdwin Beckwith, (m*d 
Bliaabeth Helen Gaylord in 1884). v. Mary Titna, (mar'd in 1888 to 
John Luther Smith). tI. William Wells, died early. viL Stephen 
Doaslaa, (m'd Anna Herendeen in 1889. 

Robert Henry, bom Feb. 2a, 1829 ; married 'Maria B. North in 185s 

Julia B., bom in 1897 ; married, in i860 to Darins Henry Denton. 

Anns Bbckwith, daughter of Samuel and Hannah,' bom at 
East Haddam. April 11, 1797; married Dec. 20, 1818 to Dr. 
Albxandbr Mc Intvue, at Palmyra : died Aug. ao, 1855. Dr. 
Mclntyre was bom 0<5l. 14, 1792: died July 22, 1859. Their 
children were : — 

Blixa Ann, bora March 1 1, 1820 ; married Oi5t 13, 1S46 to William Perry 
Lamson, who died at New York, Jan. 14, 1875. 

Alexander, bom and died in 1S21. Another aon bom and died in 1823. 

De Witt Clinton, bom'Nov. 9. 18^: died May 15, 1865. 

Samuel Beckwith, bom Nov. 1, i8a8; married March 1, 1860, at Newark, 
Anna BlUa Pomeroy, (bom March 1, 18.19, died Jan 6, 18).)) ; wan an 
officer of I tith N. Y. Inf. and became major and commiMiary of sub- 
aisteuce, under Gen. Gilmore ; ia a lawyer, and livea at Albion. Hia 
children, — i. Anna Mary, bom July sS, 1861 ; married De«. 18, 1891 at 
Palmyra, to Prank Hoyt Brown, (bom 0<5tuber 4, 1861, died Dec. lo^ 
1897). ii. Bdlth Pon^eroy, bora March 27, 1876. 

SopiiiA Bbckwith, daughter of Samuel and Hanntili, bom 

at East Haddam, time of her birth is undetemiinal le from the 

data furnished. (The Mc Intyre account reads : * 'Sophia died 

March 7, 1832, aged 32 years.") She was, n a Tied in 1830 lo 

Rbv. Jstbr Postbr, of the Methodist denomination, and left 

children : — 

I^uira. Sophia, died in 1856. 

Rmma E. Beckwith, daughter of Baruch and Elizabeth, was 



4S . . BeckwUk Notes. 

bom April IS, 1808 ; married Sept. 30. 1819 to Hvwry P. Pal- 

M8R, who.wa^ bora Much 2, 1803 and died Oft. aa, 1875. She 

died Sept '5, 1896. (Her name haaalao been gi¥eiiaa*«Biiiily.") 

Children:^: 
Praaees J.-, bora Jia. 8» 1833 ; died ICay 15, 1840. 
Hearj P.; bom Odt 9, 1835 ; died Jul 6, 1868. 
' William B., bora 06l 3, 1835 ; died Ifaj 16, 1876* 

- Smaia B., bora Ifay 90^ 1843 1 niarried Od. 96^ i86is to Heafy B. L700 
(who wu bora Dee. 96, 1835). Childrea,— ! HeBi7.Palaier,.bora Nov. 
"95, 1873 '; Ja8ie9 ICaadeviUe, bora Maj 16, 1879. ^ . 
Charles G.. bora Hsiicli 17, 1849. 

WiLUAM BscKWiTH.aon of Rev. Barach and Elizabeth, waa 
bom Dec. 10, 1818 ; married Arabella Brook8, June 10, 1841, 
(bom Oft. 20» X821). They live at Albion. Children : — ' 
Blla Looiaa, bora Jaae 95,. 1847 ; married April 30^ 1879 to AUea Keeney 
who waa bora ICaj 5, 1845 aad died Ana. I4t 1898 ; Blla died Kareh 
9, 1889 ; her ehild BUabeth B. was bom 06t 98, i88(x 
BUm^Mth, bora July aSt 1849 ; died Kay 10, 1857. 

jAicsa BuRCHARD Bbckwith, 8on of Nathaniel H. and So. 
phia, waa bom at Palmyra; married i. Mary Nixon, who 
died (IcRving a aon who also ^ied early). . He went to Premont, 
Ohio, where he again married, and returned to Palmyra, where 
his wife died, leaving a daughter who ia now married. He 
went again to Premont. where, as underBtood, he still livea. 

Ammb Sophib Bbck with, daughter of George and Ruth, waa 
bom at Palmjrra, June 7, 1818 ; married Jan. i, 1838 to Prof. 
Jacob Jambs Db Lam atbr. of Cleveland Medical College. Her 
second husband, Blus Worthington, of Hartford, died Nov'r 
28,- 1871. She now (1899) li^^ ^^ Palmyra, aged, widowed, and 
childless, but in full possession of her naturally clear intelleft 
and broad sympathies. She has been favorably known as a lit- 
erary worker, and now finds a warm and helpful interest in Beck- 
with genealogy. The children of her first marriage were : — 
Anoe Sophie, bora at Palmyra, May 9, 1849 ; died April 99, 1&19. 
Anne Geoigie, bora at Cleveland, April 19, 1848 ; married Feb. 19, 1879 to 
Geofie AtweU HamUn, of Chioiao, where ahe died Feb. 7, 1881.— 
Children,— Bdward Bllia, bora Sept 17, 1879 ; Geoiae Denton, bora 
Feb. 9, 1881, died April 99, 1881. 
Geoive Beckwith, bora at Cleveland, Sept 95, 1854 ; married Sept 93, 
1881, at Syracute, Ida, dauahter of Calvin GUbert ; died at Bayaidei 



BeckwUk Notes. 49 

(greater New York), Sept 96b 1897. Hie eon Foster Beckwith, bom 
. SAvesuwood, (Chioigo), Jnly 7, i895 » <li^ Dnbiiqiie Feb. 93, 1886. 

Cathkxinb Matson Brckwith, daughter of Geof^ge and 
Ruth, was bom at Palmyra, June 2, 1828; was married Dec. 
I, 1844 to Albert Wbllbs, of New York, who died in 1881. 
She died at Palmyra, March 23, 1886. Children : — 
Katharine Albert, bom at New York, Sept 18, 1845 ; married x. to Col. 
Bdward Mc Miirdo, who died at London in 1889 ; a. to Hon. Frederic 
Courtland Penfield, (1893-7 American conanl and diplomatic agent 
^at Cairo). [Col. Mc Mnrdo was projector and builder of Bast Afri- 
can railways nnder a Portuguese conoeaaion.] 

Ruth Amblia Bbckwith, daughter of George and Ruth, 
was bom at Palmyra, Odl. t6, 1828 ; married in 1876 to Wil- 
liam Bradford Gilbbrt, a dvil engineer, who died Sept. 
6, 1897. She lives at **The Beckwith Homestead," Palmyra. 



ADDITION& 
Page 11. ROYCB.— I. Robert, at Boston in 1631 ; at New London in 

1657 ; married BUsabeth ; died in 1676. a. NaHBMiAU. m'd Nov. 

so, 1660, Hannah Morgan, (see p. ai), and removed to Wallingford — 
3. Nbmkmiau, bum in i&Ss ; m'd in 1710 Kesiah Hall (who d. in 1726); 
died O^ 30, 17S5. 4. Bphkaim, bora Feb. 9, 1717 ; married i. Eunice 
Harria, who died 06L 16,1747 ; s. Eunice R.iot, April 9, 1749 ; died be- 
fore Jnly 177a 5. Kbsiah. ' 

Page i6w ANDREWS.— I. John and Mary, joined Farmington church 
in 1658 ; he died in 1681 ; she died May 1694. a. Danikl, born May 97 
1649 ; died April 16, 1731. 3. Josbpm, b. Aug. 10, 1676 ; m'd Susannah 
Houglu of Nomrich, Feb. 10, 1707 ; will proved in 1763. 4. Joseph Jr. 
(p. is) and fiJuurssER, 

Page 30. In 1737 Joseph Beckwith appointed captain of ad Co. of Lyme. 

Page 44. Mary, (Polly), daughter of Richard P. Beckwith, waa married at 
Bethany to Hiekiel Rogers. Their son Nelson married March 11, 1840 
Julia Ann, <)aughtcr^f Elijah Marsh and Rachel Peariion. 

CORRBCTIONa ' 
Page 8. Mra. Eunice (Beckwith) Atkina died at Bristol 
Page 4a In laat line for '* Palmer " read i^rker. 
Page 41. In third line for ** 1669 *' read 176)9. 



INDBX OF BBCKWITHS. 



Abel ■ . 23, 


40. 44 


Bethuel 


36 


Edward A. . 45 


Abigail xi, 


18.36 


Betsy 


28,37 


Bleazar ^40 




37.43 


Brown 


17 


Elijah . 31.33 


Abijah . 


4 


Bntler 


43 


Elisha 5, 12. 26, 27 


^bner 19, 20, 


30,40 


Cala . 


17 


28, 33. 37 


Absalom . 


3. 39 


Caleb . 


»7 


Elisha P. 22 


Adam 


I 


Caleb R. 


28 


ElUha W. . 33 


Alfred P. . 


_../, 


Caroline 28, 


38. 40 


Elisheba 4 


Allen 




45 


Eliza . 28 


Almira . 


Charles 26, 


28.37 


Elizabeth 13, 15. 21 


Amelia 


13 


• 


44 


22. 24, 26, 30, 32 


Amy 


26, 28 


Charlotte 


20. 28 


35. 36. 42, 48 


Anderson 


17. 18 


Christopher 


32 


Ella L. 48 


Andrew 17, 


23. 44 


Clarissa 


20 


Emeline 45 


Angeline A. 


'45 


Clark . 


37 


Emma E. 47 


Angenora 


28 


Cordelia 


28 


Esther 19, 27, 30, 32 


Ann 


31 


Cynthia 


46 


Ethelinda 28 


Ann M. 


45 


Cyrus . 


31 


Eugene 41 


Anna 8, 20, 


> 33. 37 


Dana 


8 


Eunice 4, 8, 17, 23 




42 


Daniel 3, t 


K 9. 10 


36, 43. 44. 49 


Anna H. 


37 




28. 41 


Ezekiel 36 


Anne 


39*47 


Daniel W. . 


41 


Ezekiel B. . 35 


Anne S. 


48 


David 10, 11, 


, 12, 26 


Ezra 28. 33, 36 


Anson 


8 




28 


Fidelia M. . 45^ 
Flavel 20 


Asa 4. 


12. 37 


Deborah 


18.32 


Azubah 


40 


Denison 


27 


Florence G. . 14 


Baruch . 


39. 45 


Diadama 


3 


F. Louisa 45 


Banillai 


17 


Dorcas 


18 


Francelia 45 


Bathsheba . 


28 


Dorothy 30, 


39. 47 


Frances 45 


Benjamin 16, 


17. 20 


Ebenezer 


27 


Frances F. . 44 




22 


Edgar H. 


45 


Frances M. . 12 



fndex. 



SI 



Francis M. . 14 
Francis X. . * 13 
Frederick 27 

George i, 9, 16. 17 
18, 19. 39. 46 
George L. . 13 
George W. . 46 
Georgiana M. 45 
Graces. 41 

Gurdon 28 

Handley 15 

Hannah 17, 22, 24 
27. 31, 40. 42. 43 
Harriet . .44. 45 
Harriet C. . 45 
Harris 32 

Har\'ey 11, 20. 36 
Henry 9, 37. 38 
Henry W. . 38 
Hester 27 

Hezekiah . 31 
Hiram W. . 42 
Hopestill 15 

Huldah 7, II 

Irene 28, 39 

Isaac 20, 42 

Israel 40 

Jacob . 27 

James 2. 3. 5, 6, 8 

28 
James B. 48 

James F^ 13 

Jane 8, 32. 3S.MI 

46 
Jason 28, 40 

Jasper 43 

Jedidiah 37 

Jerusha 36 



J^ 
Joanna . 

Job 

Joel 

Joel A. 

Jobannab 



3. 40 

32. 33 

36. 37 

20. 43. 45 

45 
7 



Jobn3, 5.- 15, 16, 17 
20. 21, 23, 25, 26 

27. 42 



12, 14 
44 
27 
44 

45 
16 



Jobn A. . 

John B. 

John L. 

John S. 

John T. 

Jonah . 

Jonathan iS. 22, 41 

42 

Joseph 22, 23, 27 

23. 29. 30, 32. 33 

35. 36 
•4^ 
12 

45 

14.38 

14 
II 

3. 7 

17. 19 

23 
II 



Josiah 
Josiah B. 
Josiah R. 
Julia A. 

• 

Julia C. 
Lemuel 
Lois . 
Lorana . 
Love 
Lucia . 
Lucinda 
Lucretia 



12 



^1 
26 



Lucy 7, 8, 9, 20, 36 

37 
Lurenda ' 7 

Lydia 7. 9, 10, 12 

17, 26/30. 33, 42 

Manasseh 28 



Mansfield . . 7 
Marcia 1 1 

Margaret 9, 18, 44 
Marmaduke 2 

Martha 9. 12, 35. 33 

40 
Martin 36, 40 

Marvin i, 2, 3, i» 
Mary 7, 12, 16, 28 

30. 31. 32, 35. 36 
38. 40, 41. 43. 45 
Mary A. 13. 44 

Mary C. 9 

Mary E. 14 

Mary L. 45 

Mitthew I, 2, 3, 10 

35 
May hew 15 

Mehetabel 19. 32 

35. 43 
Minerva 46 

Minor Y. 41 

Mortimer E. 41 

Nancy 27 

Naomi 39, 46 

Nathan 31. 37. 43 
Nathaniel 23, 34, 35 

36. 37. 46 
Nathaniel H. 45 
Nehemiah 14, 22 
Nicholas 18. 27, 28 
Noah 26 

Olive 43 

Oliver . 23 

Pamell 20 

Patience 17. 19, 37 
Penelope 16 

Perr>' . 31 



52 


Index. 




Peter . 44 


Ruth 10, 21 


Stephen 31. 3*. 39 


Philander S. 8 


Sabra 26, 28 


41. 42 


Philip . 16, 18 


Salmon ir 


Susan II 


Phineas 34 


Sally 20, 26, 27, 43 


Susannah 30, 35, 37 


Phoebe 17, 26, 30 


Samuel 7, 8, 10, 12 


Sylvanus 31 


32 


13. 16, 17, 18, 32 


Sylvester 11 


Polly ao, 27, 44 


33. 35* 3S. 39. 40 


Thomas 18, 20, 30 


Pmdeiice 20, 23, 24 


43> 45 


32 


"^36 


Samuel G. 8 


Thompson 17 


Rachael jS 


Samuel O. . 46 


Ursula 20 


Ralzaman 20 


Sarah 3, 6, 10, 17 


Vinton 32 


Rebecca 7, 16, 20 


28. 29, 30, 32, 35 


Watts 18 


23. 41. 43 


36.44 


Wells . 20 


Reuben 7 


Sarah £. . . 45 


William 23, 36, 48 


Reynold 10, 11, 12 


Seth 27, 40 


William H. 45 


Rhoda 4. 32, 35 


Seth L. 44 


William L. 14 


Richard 23, 26, 40 


Shubael 39 


Wilson 45 


Richard £. . 45 


Silas ^>ar>*r;^6^Worden 15 


Richard P. . 44 


Silence L. 7 


Zechariah 8 


Roaanna 7 


Sophia 39 


2Senas . 32 


Russell 27 


Stanton 28 


Zeruiah 42 



[At page 15 slioald have been mentioned Chipman Beck with, a aon of 
John Jr. and brother of Handley. The above index indudea 506 Beckwith- 
b«>ni deacendanta of Matthbw.] 



Allyn . 
Amberson 
Anderson 
Andrews 15 

Atkins 
Ayers . 
Ayres .. 
Banning 
Barber 
Barnes (Mrs) 



BECKWITH INTERMARRIAGES. 

39 Bartholomew 20 Bruce . 

45 Bates . 21 Bulkeley 

16, 47 Beebe 26, 27, 28, 37 Burchard 

16, 20 Bid well 42 Burke . 

49 Biggs . 36 Burt 

8 Birchard 22 Butler . 

, 32 Brcckway 20. 35, 37 Calkins 

41 44 Caverly 

44 Brooks 26, 35, 40 Chad wick 

38 



I 

42 

46 

43 

43 
12 

28, 40 

28 

4 



42. 48 Champion 3, 4. 37 
Brown t6. 34, 42. 45 Chapman 5. 31, 42 



Index: 



53 



ChappeU 


28. 35 


Grant . 


10 


Merriam 




11 


Cheeney 


45 


Greenfield 


43 


Miller 14, 


33 


• 35. 42 


Chipman 


12. 15 


£ridley 


8 


Miner 9, 


18 


. 29, 43 


Church 


46 


Griswold 


. 38 


More 




35 


Clark 6, ii, 


38.46 


Hamlin 


20 


Moseley 




12 


Comstock 


19 


Harris 


32 


Mosher 




27 


Comstock (M 


rs). 40 


Hart 14 


. 20, 28 


Newton 




31 


Cone . 


43 


Harvey 


18.35 


Nixon 




48 


Cook 


7. 9 


Hayes 


18 


Norvil 




7 


Comey 


18 


Haynes 


39 


Nye 




46 


domwell 


20 


Hitchcock 


7 


Olcott . 




16 


Cowles 


7 


How (Mrs). 


6 


Oviatt . 




8 


Crawford 


43 


Howard 


40 


■ Palmer 




. 48 


Crocker 


27. 28 


Hudson 


. "44 


Parker 




40, 49 


Crossman 


30 


Huntley 3, 


. 30, 36 


Pearson 


1 


43 


Daggett 


12 


Ingrahaiu 


7 


Peck 17. 


20, 


. 24, 25 


Daniels 17, 


28. 42 


Ir\'in 


37, 




32. 


36. 43 


■ 


43. 45 


Jerome 


7 


Pember 




24. 28 


Darrow 


26 


Kasebeer 


14 


Phillips 




44 


Dart 24, 


26, 33 


Keeney 


26, 45 


Post . ' 


» 


45 


De Lamater 


48 


Knight 


43 


Pratt . 




36 


DeWolf . 


5. 43 


Lamb . ' 


6 


Ransom 




38 


Dibble 


20 


Lanipson 


<3 


Reed . 




38 


Dickinson (M 


rs). 18 


Latimer 


4« 


Reiner 




3 


Dpolittle 


42 


Leach . 


27 


Rice 




9 


Douglas 


28 


Le Bnin 


13. 14 


Rich . 




43 


Draper 


40 


Lee 5, 29, 


33. 42 


Richards 




8 


Eden 


17 


Leete . 


4 


Robbins 


30. 


40, 45 


Edgeconib 


42 


Lepperd 


44 


Rogers 3. 


28. 


43. 44 


Fiske . 


45 


Lewis 8, 


30, 4i 






49 


Fors3rth 


12, 28 


Loom is 


. 28 


Root 


• 


12 


Poster . 


47 


I<^rd 


45 


Roulston 


« 


8 


Fuller . 


20 


Mc IntjTC 


47 


Ro^'ce 


11, 


21. 49 


Gaylord 


8 


Malebisse 


I 


Saw3*er 


« 


10 


Gibbs . 


3« 


Manwaring 


21. 33 


Scovel (M 


rs). 


36 


Gilbert 


49 


Marvin 5, 10, 


, 12. 19 


Skinner 


■ 


9 


Goodhue 


13 




31. 41 


Slater . 


• 


33 


Goodsell 


17 


- Maynard 


26. 28 









54 



Beckwiik Noies, 



Smith 8, III 


28.30 


Waite 


9. i^ 34 


Willey . 


36, 37 


31. 35» 


37. 40 


Waller 


42 


Williams 


42 


Sowleis 


a8 


Warner . 


22, 41 


Winchell 


7 




Sparhawk 


39 


Waters 


42 


Winslow 


13 


Spencer 


43. 45 


Watrous 


31. 35. 42 


Wood 


35. 37 


Stanton 


37 


Wataon 


42 


Worden . 


5. 15 


Starkey 


45 


Webster 


10 


Worthington 


48 


Strickland . 


41 


Welles 


49 


Yale . 


20 


Tafl 


20 


Wilcox 


7 


York . 


4' 


Tinker . 


30, 43 


Wilder 


13 


Young 


^i 


Touriney 


28 


• 









INDBX 6P other FAMILY NAMES. 



Abell . 


15 


Champion 


4v 5. 19. 41 Franklin 


. . 16 


AUing . 


i6 


ChampUn 


33 Freeman 


. 40 


Anthony 


«3 


Chapman 


45 Fuller . 


37 


Anpinwall 


. ■ . » 


ChappeU 


44 G^rer 


39 


Avery . 


39 


Chittenden . 


4 Gaylord 


47 


Bacon . 


"^. 17 


Clark . 


9, 31 » 52 Gilbert 


. . 4« 


Bailey . 


. 46 


Clarke . 


46 Gillett . 


. . 3» 


B^l 


^ 


Cole 


9 Graham 


. .19,31. 4> 


Ballentine . 


14 


Conkling 


24 Griawold 


18,31 


Barnes 


. 6,19 


Cowles . 


9 Han 


. .•8.49 


Belcher 


46 


Croxton 


47 Hamlin 


. . 4» 


Bennett 


33 


Cnrtis . 


6 Harris .. 


.11.49 


Bircham 


99 


Cnrtiss 


16 Harvey 


. . 36 


Bishop . 


34 


Danforth 


46 Herendeen 


47 


Bliss . 


6 


Darrin 


4 Herod 


14 


Bradford 


II 


Deming 


31, 33 Hine , 


16 


Briggs 


• 3.35 


Denton 


47 Holbrook 


9 


Brockway . 


3. 25. 45 


DeWolf 4, 1 


9. 25. .V>. 40 ' Holley 


15 


Bronfon 


. . 6, 18 




41 , Holton 


25 


Brooker 


4> 


Dimion 


32 Hong!i 


. . 18.49 


Brown 


47 


Dodffe . 


47 Howe . 


14 


Baek . 


9 


Durham 


4 Hndiion 


4 


BucU. . 


4 


Durkee 


34 Hnnn . 


7 


Bump . 


4 


Durant . 


26 Hyde . . 


. 43.46 


Butler . 


, 16 


Ely . 


43 Ingraliam 


. - . 24 


Carrington . 


15 


Pamsworth 


25 Johnson 


. . 43 


Chamberlain 


24 


Fellows 


25 Judd 


. 8, 16 



Index, 



55 



Keeney 


. 48 


Northrop 


16 


Sonle . 


4 


King . 


32 


Noyes . 


3> 


Sonthwick . 


47 


Kirtland 


45 


Oakes . 


12 


Spalding 


34 


Kneelaad . 


»9 


Orvis 


6 


Sperry . 


6. 16 


I«aiii8on 


47 


Parsons 


• 9.34 


Steele . 


II 


Lanphere 


25 


Pearson 


49 


Sterling 


30 


Uiy 


44 


Peck 


- . 3". 44 


Stocking 


9 


U* as. 


a6,4o,43 


Penfield 


49 


Strong . 


9 


li^ster . 


27 


Perkins 


33 


Struthers 


12 


I«ewis . 


. 9.3a 


Peterson 


19 


Taft 


32 


Undnay 


47 


Pomeroy 


. IS. 33 


Tennant 


24 


Lord / 


• 43> 46 


Porter . 


9 


Tinker . 


25 


Lydiard 


12 


Pratt 


. • 25 


Titus . 


47 


I«yon 


• 48 


Raymond 


. 18, 22 


Treat . 


10 


Mack . 


25 


Remington 


■ . 9 


Tupper 


12 


McDongal . 


. 38 


Rexford 


32 


Turner 


9.24 


Mc Murdo . 


49 


Rice 


-25.52 


Upson . 


39 


Mansfield 


7 


Richards 


23 


Varick . 


38 


Manwaring iR, 


22, 23, 39 


Riggs . 


30 


Waite . 


34 


Marsh . 


. 15.49 


Robbins 


25 


Waterman . - . 


12 


Marxnn 


23.34.46 


Rogers 


• 23.49 


Way . 


3» 


Mather 


5.31 


Root 


. 9. ".49 


Welch . 


8 


MaUon 


46 


Salter . 


34 


Wheelock . 


33 


More 


36 


Schofitld 


47 


Whitcomb . 


2S 


Mofgan 


21, 33. 49 


Scott . 


. .7 


Whiting 


II 


Morton 


12 


Sebum . 


%^ 


Wightman . 


8 


MoU 


4 


Scnnett 


2S 


Willey . 


29 


Mygmtt 


to 


Sill 


46 


Woodruff 


6 


Newell 


15 


Skelton 


6 


Wolcott 


19 


Miles . 


44 


Smith 9. I 


0. t8. 25, 26 


■ 




Nprtli . 


47 


3 


2, 34. 38. 47 







Printed by and for A. C. & E. & Beckwith, Blkhom, Wisconsin. 



BEOKWITH ITOTES 



WiTu sosis Account op Allied Families 



Number Three 



BtKHORN, WISCONSIN : 
1901 . 



BECK WITH NOTES 

With soicb Account op Allisd Pamilibs No. 3 

A few errors in previons numbers of Notss are here corrected 
and a few omissions are supplied. 

P^gt7,(So. 1).— The youngest of all Macaula3'*s schoolboys 
knows that Ipswich. England, is not iii Essex, but in Suffolk. 

•Page 10. All matter in No*s i and 2, relating to the Royce 
family, is probably in error. Another and sufficiently^couipre- 
hensive statement will be shown hereafter. 

Page 20. t,aura Root married Jan. 30, 1825 to Jonah Allyn. 
Page 2 1 . Children of Thomas and Celestia (Clark) Wood : 
Pnuids, bom tSiS ; died Feb. i8Ka [Said to have lad Ave children :— 
Mary Ann, Josephine, l>>ttisc, Bdaon, and Geofge. Kd«un is a hotel 
proprietor at Plantsville.] 
Mary Ann, b. Jan. 23, i8ao ; married to Bdwin A. Baaaett Children : 
1. Orrin A. 3. Prank B. 3. Celesda M. 4. Willie. 5. EmogeneA. 
6. Robert A. [Orrin A. Baasctt, formerly a akilful manufadinrer of 
various small articles in brass, at Flainrille, Conn., now lives at Was. 
saic, Dutchess Co., N. Y.] 
James. [Perhaps died early ; — but may yet be liring in spite of all 
. bad guess-work.] 

PsiS^ 34* 'hits. Eugenia Beckwith Bogardus, as is under- 
stood, lives at Coxsackie. Her sister, Mrs. Jeannette Beckwith 
Brandon, died at her home in Albany county in 1899. 

Page 36. Stisan Stowell Cooke died Sept. 12, 1856, John 
Augustus Cooke died at Pottsville,, Penn.. Nov. 6, 1899. 

Page 37. Phineas Baldwin Cooke married Mary Burr Pratt, 
at Rochester, Odt. 12, 1830; died at New York. Feb. 7, 1887. 
Mary was bom at Hartford, Sept. 18, 1807. She was daughter 
of Henry Pratt and Susan Cleveland, and grand-daughter of 
Capt. -James Pratt. Children : — 

Mary Cleveland, bom May 4, 1S40 ; lives at New York. 

Blisabeth Clement, bom and died in 1842. 

Prances Maria, born SepL 2, 1R43 ; lives at New York. 

Caroline C. bora and died in 1847. 

Henry Martjm, bom Feb. 8, -1850 ; m'd Ida ; lives at N«w York. 

Page 47. No. 325. Hoyt /^rrAfV Bradley. In family 168, for 
Jasou Ttad/ared Goodrich. Last line : LaUhal seems to be the 
authentic spelling. 

Page 56. Louise M. Cooke was married to William Nott. 



2 BeckwUM4N9tu,%y^\ 

GeofgiaiGooke.nianiai« April; <x889;;ia.Saqiiiel FarktejciGeorjre 

WorthiiiftOAidied iii/ifi7^:r. . .>':;i so 3«i ii;« .v-i :. i ^k- ;t(:; .lu 

Pagt.S9.iiiMAiiie)ofNo;i^Li8{.«il/jte'^(^ ; ^'.-vwr 

I«K]i0]Kf,rBTCiwiTiii«Am pf Itairin . and Abig«ibr.(«ee ipf«e 
22), WW Ikmh J«sic20».«'!i797.; -.married. fiAuy/8TOWv./Miy..i;7» 
i8ox v.imovedjto Ca«toiit!N. Y.;;Ulterjto Cairo, N. Y.; in x8xo 
set out. for .New -Orlefuia.oand. <ims. never again heard from by, 
relative or fnend.r fHia widow had cauae to believe that he died 
on hia way, or soon after arriving at New .Orieana. . He waa.a 
competent and enterpnaing young bnaineta man,, and the tact 
that he £ad the fullest esteem and confidence of hia wife 'a fiMU- 
ily is iavbrable evidence aa to his perMmal worth, ^ibv waa 
bom at Wateirtbwn/Conn., Feb. i\ 1783. She was daughter of 
Bbenezer Stowj.an^' Bather .Muxray. After her husband's losa 
ahe returned to .C6nnedUcut,.and in 1827 bought. a lot at Tor- 
rington (then Wolcottvillie). On the death of her older aon,Vin 
1830, she .yrent wit^ her son and her daughter-in-law to Litch- 
field,. Medina .Qp„ 6hio,.where she bought a home with her pwfi 
money,' and where she died Peb.'i3, 1870. [Bbeneser Stow was 
bom April 28, 1742 ; married about 1771 ; died July 22^ 1827. 
Bather Murray was bom June 16, 1755,. and died Offl. 19, 17.86.. 
Their children wer^:., I. Polly, (Mrs. Thayer), bora .March 26, 
1772; 2. Anna,'(B(ni. Scott), bom Feb. 25, 1774; 3. Martha, 
(MiB. Nathan Hawley), bom Sept. 14, 1775; 4. Daniel, .bom 
May 26, .177ft;. married Anna Perkins, and died April 30, 1837. 

5. Sally.] The children Qf I^emuel and Sally were : r-^ . , . 
Adeline, bora at OuiUm, Nov. la, 1803 ; died Dec. I7|^ 1803. ... 
Gauwood HAWUBy,*bura Dec. 17, 11804.*,. .. v . , 

Frederic Mortimer, bora ia 1S07 ; diedAof. h,i8iSw . 
I«KatAN Stow, bora Dec. 19k iSo9b .'• '..*.. . 

Garwood Hawlby Bbckwitu, bom Dec'r 17, 1804, proba- 
bly at Canton, N. Y,; 'a(^r his father's d^th returned with hia 
mother to Connecticut; married DkUa Maria Richards, at 



* Taeee two beptunuu asmes were den v^ from 'ancestors of neither pa- 
rent ; bat, apparently, from the family of Nathan Hawley. It is not told 
bow Nathan waa related to Traman Hawley, a. steel-worker,, of Kent, who 
had a son Garwood who was probably yonnstr than his Beckwith name- 
sake. Nathan Hawley was held in great esteem by his wife's' relatives.' • . 



« 

Litchli^dd 8ontli:.BAnM-XM6iTis)r^Jtti.y.<ii9« iSJ&|:^f«iM«Mlitodt 
Torriagton in the kgislatoxe of 1827 ; diflddttiia^o^Uaviiig'a*; 
flon Brwik OARwooD;i<<Dn3A*iwa&filUit:2iild ofcJoiuiUiaii Mdu^ 
ards-ud Abi^dl' RrTLnMpp^'ind- was bora at Catiaan, Gbiiii4 
June 16, 1805. Alter her hnaband'a death she went with his* 
mothermnd tirother^and her fiithcr to Utdi€eld; CMiib.* OAober • 
8, 1 834 she^was •married' to« Gterge Biowhs (aon^of William and 
Boadicea [Scott] Brown), and^died-May^ii, 11845, laavin^ three 
mor&children : — a. Charles R.,- boniHDee«.'' 4i - 18367 • i. • I>elia 
A., bom Feb. 28,i 1838; c. William A.%'1tom'liareh::i8, 1839. 

BawiK Garwood Brckwith. only childof Garwood H. and 
Delia M., was bom at Torrington Nov. 8,. 1828 ; taken with his 
mother to Ijitchiield,* dhio ; stndied- medicine and began ' prac- . 
tice about 1854; married i. Mary Ann Church, daug^t^of 
Williani Jonies Church (born at Wolcottville May ao, 1799. and 
died at Litchfield, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1846) and Blary Ann Whcox 
(born at Bethlehem, Conn., Feb. 6, 1806, and died. at Litchfield, 
Ohio^^Dec. 1879); mairied ^. Mrs. Abbib M. Camppiblu, in 
i8«^o; she was born Mryu, 1838: daughter of W. H. Doughty 
and Laura A. Pike. Thcy now live at PoBtoriarOhfo. Marv 

Ann's children sre: — 
CiiAMLKS BitwiN, bum Jan*y lo^ i8il 
Waltbs Cuuactt, born Aug. 19, 1859^ 

Lbnan Stow Bbckwith, bom at Ctdro (possibly), Dec. 19, 

1809 ; married 1. Julia St. John in 1836. She died ACsrch 8, 

1852. and his 2d marriage was in 1853 ; he died Jaii. 14,' 1864. 

He was amachinist, and also one of the earliest engine-drivers 

between Cleveland and Brie. Children': -* • • 

Iftftha lUwlcy, bora Jane 19, 1S37 ; died €Ja. 18, 1847. - 
JuUA BusASirru, bora Sept 10. iSjpL . 
Bmilv IiOUiSA, bora Ana. 14, iS4a, 
WIU, bora Mar 9, i$s6 ; oisrrlcd, and hM wm Ptcd. 

Charlss Brwin Bbcxwith, son of Dr. Brwin G. and Mary 
Anil, was bom at Litchfield. Ohio, Jan. 10, 1856; - married ist,^ 
NuLUB Camppibld, May 27, 1880, at Wakeman, Ohio; mar- 
ried 2d, Mamir Loux, March 5, 1890; he is a mauufiiAnserat, 
Fostoria. Children: — 

Jasaita.'Msy. bora'at Wskenns, OdL 27^ ittJ. ^ 

ViffinU Lactle, jboni pe^.3. i^ / ... r .>.' . 



IVt .^ 



4 Beckwiik Noies. 

Wai,tke CHinncH Bbckwith, son of Dr. Brwin G. tnd Mary 
Ann, was bom at Wanaeon, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1859; married at 
Norwalk, Ohio, April 3, 1884, Mary Obuna Couch ; is now 
a manttlkdhiver at Poatoria, and atockholder, diredkor, or presi- 
dent in variona banking, mining, and manufadhiring compa- 
niea. He haa jnst retired, (Jan. 1^900) from presidency of city 
council, but is still a trustee of ist Presbyterian church. His 
wife was bom Nov. 13, 1861. Children : — 

Beisie J., bora at Blyria, Sept II, 1885- 
May Conch, bora at Blyria,^Odt 6, 1887. 
Walter Church, bora an Poatoria, Nov. 19, 1894. 

Julia Blizabkth Bbckwith, daughter of Leman S. and Ju- 
lia, was bom at Litchfield, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1838 ; married Sept. 
15, 1858 to HBiatY K. Campibl1> ; lives at Litchfield. Hbnry 
was bom in Connedticut Sept. a, 1835 f^nd is son of Abiel Can- 
field (who was bora Jan. 30, 1792, and his wife was bom June 
9, 1805). Children : — 
Bdlth A., bora July 14. i860 ; married Sept 6, 1879 to Harvey A. Hoitoa 
of Slyria, aad haa children :— Clyde, bora Mareh 15, i88a; Glean, 
bora Jaly ti, 18861. 
Veraor B., bora June 8, i86a ; married Bthel Boice, Auf . 7, 1885 ; Uvea 
Lagranse, Ohio. Children :~ Arthnr, bora March 32, 1887 ; Tot, bora 
March 96, 1889 ; Prank, bora July aa, 1890 ; Bart, bora oift. I,'i89i ; 
Ray, bora March aB, 1893 ; Oale, bora Sept 8, 1896^ 

B ICILY I/>uiSA Bbckatith, daughter of Leman S. and Julia, 
was bora at Litchfield, Ohio, Aug. 4. 1840; married to John 
J. Canpibld (son of Abiel). Uves at Litchfield. Children : — 

William S., (unmarried). 

Harty A.,.married Normh Ketloav. 

Mary B., married to Prank S. Turner ; aoa, Cliarles, bora July jo, V6f^ 

Nellie, (unmarried). 

GiLBBRT Bbckwith, son of Oscar and Mary M., (see No. i, 
page 37), was bom Dec'r 25, 1830, (perhaps at Cairo) ; married 
Mabgarbt Bakbbb, Dec'r 4, 1854, at Lexington, Greene Co., 
N. Y.; now living at Shandaken, 'N. Y. Children : — 

Mary L., bom O^ 6, 1855,; mirried to George I^a^her, now of Pine Hill 

UlatMT Co. They have a aon, Glenford. 
JUla, bom March 31, i860 ; married to Elbert Dunham now of Weat Kill, 

Greene Co. They have three children. 

Jambs W. Bbckwitjh, son of Oscar, was boni liay 25, 1S44 ; 
married Ella Blodgbtt, who died in 1877, leaving a son 



Btckwilh Ndet. 5 

Charles Gilberi. Jamrs W. married a^n; but beyond thissflBM^i 
nothing is knawn of him. 

Nblson Bsckwith, sod of Joel and Eliza, (see page 43) born 
March 6, 1817; married Elizabeth Tottlb Jongs, 0&. 9. 
1840; died April a8. 1858. Elizabeth was bom Feb. 3. 1817. 
She was daughter of John Edward Jones and Mary Tuttle^ of 
Southington. Children: — 

Jane.BUcii, born June aS, 18 |i : died in 184.V 

John Nelson, bora Dec. 11, 1848; married Florence He1?n Bnr«veU. of 
Hartford. 

Dana BacKVi^iru, (correction of No. 2, pp. 8-9), son of Zech- 

ariah and Eunice, was bom at Bristol, Apnl 10. 1793 ; married 

ESTHRA COMTtES RiCHARiJS iXt. 3, 1017 ; died July 31, 1^69. 

Esther was bom Feb. 13. 1798: died July 4, 1858. Cnildreu : 

Mary Catherine, bora Feb. 3, iSao ; died Jan. 39, i&|^ 

HaNMY, bora July 98, itfai. 

George, bora in tSa6, and died early. 

l«ucv, bora June 93, 1807. 

RICHARU& 

I. Tmojuas, an original settler at Hartford, and may have been nephew 

of Tnumaaof Dorchester. '9. John, bora in 1631 ; married Lydia ikock- 

ing. 3. Diui. Tmojcas, bora in 1666 ; married Mary Parsons, of Spring - 

Seid : died in 1745. 4. Thomas, married Abigail Turacr, of Hartford. 5. 

Da. Samuei^ of Fiainville, married I«ydia Buck, whose parents were bora 

in S co tla n d. DBA.' bsuui. married 1. listuer :Cowlea ; a. Heiena i,ewis. 

7. iiSTMBS COWLBS, (danghtef of Helena I^ewis, though named for her 

fatner's &»t wife). Helena was daugater of Hli l^wis iboru in 1749; and 

Anna Collins, itae latter 01 BarJuiamsted), and gnuiddaugau:!' ot Josiaii 

Lewis, Wiio removed from Soutaingum tu B<istoL 

Lucy ilitcic^i TH, daughter of Dana and Esther, (Nu. 2. p. 9), 
was born at Bristol, June 23, 1027, and still lives ac her oirth- 
place, — the home of many in at lease six generations ui her 
uranch of the posterity of James and Sarah (Marvin; iieckwith. 
Tnis branch, that of James Jr., like its four collateral branches 
of Daniel,^ Reynold, Samuel, and John, had suffered strange ac- 
cidents' on its way into printed genealogy. Thanks to one clear 
head, revercmt heart, and sure nand, the descendants of James 
and Rebecca (Lamb) Beckwith are now restored to their true 
places in American genealogy, their title clear at ^w^ry step 
from Matthew the founder. 

Hbkry Bbckwith, son of Dana and Estlier. (see No. 2, p. 9) 



« B€dmUk:Mot€s^,^ 

born at Bristol, Ja)y 28, i8ji ; married CHARuytTR Mibiam 
Skimnbr, July 14; 185 1 ; dkd Nov. aS, 1887. CHASiiOrrK was 
dang)^tj^9fJa]|ief|.W)u)trj$ki|iiicr Rockwell. Sbe 

waa boni July 1 1 « 1825. CUildren': — ; , 
Mary CATgaainit, jbofn {^ 1857. XaU^.Bsthet^ )iofii ia iS^ 
Mary CATaAsnrs BhIckwith, daughter of Henry and Char- 
lotte M., born at Bristol vi 1857 ; married to I/>018 L« Bu>nd 

BR9W8TSH. .Children : -rr 
William Bcckwith, bora in 1880. Miriam, bom Jnly 14,* 1887. 
Wales Cui4ee, born in 1885.. • Helen, bora Sept — b 1893. 

Danisl Bbckwxth Jr:, (No. 2, p. 10), removed to ICanches* 
ter, Bennington Co., Vermont. By hia aeoond marriage he had 
thrte sons and two. danghters. The oldest of these sons waa 
Rk$^ aa already ahown, and. the aeoond aon wm' RokHms^ aa 
shown by- the following ballad from the Journal tf American 
Folk'Lare^ as reprinted in the New York Sun : — ^ ' 

A SHORT ACCOUNT PF THB AWPUU. AND SUBPRISINO DBrif OPTHJS CHILp* 
OP DANIBL a SASAM aSCKWrrH WHO DBPAETKb THIS 
UPX JUNK VB aOTH 'I^AV, AD, I773. 

my ffcnda allow my fcbel tonngne the nafaata then did bolli aareot 

if I may apeak my mind, totinmonth took tkcir way, *. ... , ' 

this plainly «liocs to old and yonns * moaraing Mater for to tee, 

the frailty of mankind.' but limff tiicy did not stay. 

« • • '8 

. « . e iuldei 

ia loal waile paranta moam, . "•' • did lovingly afiee 



the child that in the wOds'tcdar the pritv boya, wee niiderttand, 

ia loal walle paranta moam, . "•' • did lovingly agree :« .: 

and othan are cunanm'd by fiar . all for to clear the peaa of land 



or into petea loara. - aetfiartoatiee.-*' 

3 ■ ■ ^ I ...... 9 '■ - * * 

permit my febel pen to rite the chunk waa thirty feat in length 

what haa ben laiUy dun . and waa ezoeding dry, 

a man who plaat hit cheaf delight . ao rotten It had not much atreagth 

in hia' beloved Mm. * did bum muat vemantly. ^ 

• • » 4 • 10 

in mancheater whare he ingoya « the boya against a log did.lcan . 

proviiiiun for thia life, or on it aetting all, 

ue had* two daftera and three boya- and nothing- was for to be eeen 

by hia beloyed wife, nntill the tree did fall* 

hia •econd con, roSben« by name but, oh, alaai, the diamall blow 

waa ten yearn old and moar, atrucl^ robbena to the ground, . 

on him tiiia sad diatru^on came, hia head waa maaht two pcaea aoo, 



whowaainpeaeatosrt.'x - a deep and deadly wmiwm,,> . .. .^. 

the fathar laid, my cfaild^n tiiair^ ^ hia head and hinak all bfoike 16 
if jrou will dear anm land, be In the liar did lye, •'«• ^ : *. .:. • 

you shall poneaa all it doth hair . , the children eoaid oat of their wita 
to be at' your command. • "* '^ ''aloud began to ciy; 



fc/» 



the elder aoq tli«!t 7et.reiiwim, .... tp.aec their one belov^ too 



resevd a grcvoiu wound, 'in soch a caae indeed, 

but, oh, nlaa«, poor robbeni fanUna " me thinks would make • hurt of atune 

did fall out on the frround. or ha^ of ateall to hlead. 

14 SI 

thua he within the Haniea did lie ' ' '''laid in the ffiuve two turn to dust, 
the othem fu,ll of^gnsff' r n . . their irreaf what tongue can tell, .... . 

a neighbor that did hear them cry -^ but vet, alass, the paranta must 
did run. to thrir reUraf. _ «. .! bid him a long fair wslL 

15 " • 

this maid his tendar hart to ake . . *"« SAnmiTY of obth. 

to sec htm in that case ;'' ' ^ ..i.if.A <. ». 

he quickly hold on him did takfe. c,^, the vain rabe of mortal hian ' 
and drue jii^ (rum t)iat place, ,^, . are but an empty shoe,^. . 

16 . like bubbels on the water Stan . 
now near the middel of the day ' • - «nd' soon two nothing goo. 

the neighbore thcY did meat, .^ . si 

^J^^ ^^/. J5? K *^^*** ^^"V ^hen we w well. al^^. our brcth 
in to his winding •sheatk' ..u-. I '** i« easy to6k away ''^ •• 

.«%«.;•• t. >7 \^ *'. ;• , \ .. ( . 'teu. Uioussud wuys a moftal deth 
a friend to tinmouth took his coast can turn our flesh to day. 
the hevey news to beair, ai ' 

tae tidings come to them all most y^ ^,^ ^ ^^^ j 

as soon as thay go^eir. must r^ild tSS »SSJ SretV 

>o • when is the time wee due not know, 
but when the paranta come to know 'but all must suffer deth. 
tlieair son was dead indeed, ,^- . 

aUss, Uitir evs witli tem^s did flow • to cinker deth if wee coiitfive; 
and homward went witfaspead:' it isin ^n to try ^» 

>9 *.. for snarly as wee are alive, 

the peopel came from every part mm snarly wee must die. 
to see the awfnll Hght, . . ..Mm 

it grev'd the paranu tender hart, - nw«». 

alass, and weUit might •' v • • « . • kovkmbsr yb^ 1773. 

The namebf ** rbbbenii *! in (hi^ elegiac gem suggests a like- 
lihood that Daniel Jr., like his kinsmen, Jesse Sr. and Watrus, 
found a wife in the Robt>ini| family pf Lyme. Tl^e poet's census 
of the family confirms the supposition in these. Notbs that 
Grant was son of the first wife, Jenisha Grant ; —7 though a sec- 
ond wife's child named for the first wife is occasionally discov- 
erable. In aon^e pf thfpe rather, unusyy^ instances it may be 
found that the wives were in some near degree consanguine. — 
Grant Beck^th was .a revolutionary soldier, and. hence could 
not have been the third son of Sarah. 

Mrs. Ann Louisa Burt, of Keene,- N. H., a descendant, (ma- 
ternally) of RoBBKT RoYCS and also of Matthvw Bbckwith, 
has furnished valuable data relating to both families. She has 
had much expdrience. with .l^g^Ji. and genealogical record^ an4 



8 BedtwUh NpUs. 

■ 

docnments, and with her timely help the misstatements cf 
former Nqtss as to the Rayces^ are now corredted, and children 
of Jonathan and Ruth (Bbckwith) Royc9 (No. 2, p si) are 
supplied :^— 

ICarj, bora Nor. 19^ 1701. . John, bom lUreh, 171 2. ^ 

BUabcth, bora Nov. 7, 1703. Dftvid. bora Maxcb 4, 1713. 

Jomartiiii, bora Nov. 5, 1705. NehemlAh. bora Marcb 6^ 1715. 

Ruth;- bora Jtme, 1707. Debormh, bora Jan. i, 1717-8. 

Matthew, bora ICarch, 170& 

T ROYCB. 

I. RoBBST, and wife BUnbeth, of New Umdon. a. Jonathan, bora 
ia Bnglaiid ; married Del^oiah Calkina, Jane, id6o. 3. Jonathan Ja., 
bora Ang. 1678 : married Rulk Btckwiih, March, 1700. 4. Ruth, bora 
Jtma, 1707 ; married to her oonain, DanUi Btckwiih, 4'. Nbhbhiah, 
bora March, 1715 ; married at I^yme, March 14. 1739, AMgidl Gnttin (bora 
at Stonington, March la, 1713) ; a ffTMttee of Marlow, N. H. 5*. Sakubl 
* bora May I3i 1740 ; married RtUcca Beckwiih^ (probably danghter of 
Richard and Hannah) ; removed to Alatead. 6^. Samubl. bora Julj 5, 
1784; married Betaey Hemenway (bora at Pramingham, Jnne aa, 1783). 
/. IfOUiSA, bora Ang. 31, 1810 ; married to Peter Davia, of Ihiblin, N. H. 
tf, Ann Louisa Davis, bora Ang, 9. 1834 ; m'd to W. H. Bnrt (a aoldser 
of the dvil war) ; ia now a widow, and Uvea at Keene. 

CAUUNS. 

I. HuoH, bora in 1600 at Chepatow, Monmonthahire, England ; came to 
Glonceater in 1640*; to New London abont 165s ; one of the original propri- 
etoTB of Norwich in 1660 ; died in 1690 ; wife*a name, Anne. a. Dbborau, 
bora March 18, 1645 ; married March, 1660 to Jonathan Royce^ of Norwich, 
John Calkina, bro. of Deborah, married Sarah Rojce, (siater of Jonathan). 

Rbbrcca Bbckwith, probably danghter of Richard and Han- 
nah, baptised Sept. ao, 1741, at Old Lyme; married to Samubl 
ROYCB ; died July 23, 1813. Samubl was bom May 13, 1740 ; 
son of Nehemiah Royce and Abigail Guatin. Two children 
were bom in Connedticut, the othen at Alatead, where they 
•ettled before jfnne 1767. Children of Samuel and Rebecca : «>- 
. Rnhamah, bom April, 1769. Bnnloe. bom Jtfay 19, 17761 

Andrew, bom April, 17^ Hnldah, bom Aug, 30^ 1778^ 

Hinnab, bom June, 1767 ; married to Cyraa Conutock. 

Hester, bom April 34, 1770 ; married to Samuel Comatock. 

Bildad. b. Jnly 5» i779* hyditL b. Sept. 178a Samuel, b. July 5, 1784. 

A valued correapondent at Keene, N. H., suppliea the follow* 
ing liat of children, in tme order of birth, usually attributed to. 
the household of Daniel Beckwith of Lyme and his wife Miriam 
Smith. The children are undeniable, and so, perhaps, is their 



Bedtwiik Notes. 9 

parentage. But, in the pxesent state of family knowledge, their 
grandiJEither must be sought in other person than James, son of 
Matthew ad. So little is known of James's brothers, Matthew 
3d and John, of his uncle John's probable sons, and of his 
cousin Joseph, (son of Nathaniel), that positive and negative 
assertion or conjecture are alike unsafe. If provisional conjec- 
ture may be indulged, such a Daniel seems most likely to have 
been a grandson of the elder John, least likely to have beien soA 
of Joseph (of Nathaniel), and not absolutely unlikely to have 
been son of Matthew 3d or of his brother John. 

[The late Henry Truman Beckwith, of Providence, writing 
marginal corredtions in a copy of Paul Beckwith 's book, pp. 
78-79,- left date of Daniel's death and name of his wife unr 
changed. On a headstone at Marlow, N. H., may yet be read 
" Mrs. Miriam, wife of Daniel Beckwith, died March 17, 1809, 
aged 88." Not far away are graves of Rev. Bleazarand Ira. 
Lyme record (at Hamburg) shows that Daniel Beckwith married 
Ruth Rice Nov. 4, 1728 ; that they had children Jonathan, Dan- 
iel Jr., Samuel, Matthew, Ruth, and Lydia between 1729 and 
Jan'y 1740;- and that "Mrs. Ruth Beckwith, wife of abovesaid 
Daniel Beckwith, died on this 30th day of June, 1757." It is 
thus seen that there were two nearly contemporaneous Daniel 
Beckwiths at or near Lyme, and no known faA connoSts the 
husband of Miriam with James and Sarah Beckwith as their 
son, while no known iaA lessens the strong presumption that 
the husband of Ruth was son of James and Sarah. As yet un- 
answered inquiry at Hamburg was made some time ago for 
record relating to v/ill, or other evidence as to time of death of 
Daniel son of James, and for any record whatever as to the 
other Daniel and as to family of Miriam Smith.] 
Bi.KAiAM, bom at l«7ine in 174I} 
Ruel, bom at I^me, Dec 30^ 174s. 

* Henry T. Beckwith, (a great-ffimndaoa of Daniel and Miriam), member 
of Rhode Island Historical Society and of New Ungland Histohc-Genea- 
loffical Society, gave some attention to the history of his family. It ia not 
here known that he e^er thoufflit himself descended in tne line of James 
and Sarah. Ue did not so think in 1874, at wliicn time he wrote : ** I know 
nothing further back than my ar.-praniifathcr, uaniel Beckwith, of lorme." 
The diUea copied by him in 1869 from stones at Marlow are followed here, 
with thanks uf compilers to Mrs. Ann l^outtfa Burt, of Kecne. 



■• Btdtwitk Notes. 

HiiT,->cn.f»IdrwB^ .Oft. 91^743.; jnviMtoaMMMl IOUm, wbowuf 

Cnntecdribilmr, N. H. He dM Df^ i. iSm. 8bc died Jbbc ■]. j, 
■Aq, ThfT W ^ I*"* t**'* ^ 

MAH»M), Blew iciv}. Tra- 

■un b. 177S, dli^ 1 L. 1783, died 

Am. yi, 1819, (■rlA >fc .-+ <>\*.t^ 

Amos, bom U Idr^u, i 

TltBS, lion at ];yAc, E , tn tScni' 

Ika, bom at IfTmc (7), ' .' 

Amon, bocn Id 1761. 
[BUiabeth, wife of Uctacrd I^atpbete,.U,lbo«(fat'to bnrc been of iffne 

other tMoi])',] , 

,Rbv. &LSAZAK Bbckwjth, Km of Daniel Mid Htriun.Jbom 
wX Lyme (f) la 1741. Judge Mairin, of Hamburg, fotuid men,- 
tion of his wife as Joanna Lrwib, bnt her headstone ia marked 
Hamkah. If he was bnt once fpairied her name may have 
been written at fint "Johannalt.". He removed to Marlow, 
where he was long held in> cooaideraUe eatccm aa a Baptist 
dergyman.' He died Aiiril 16, 1808. HAnmah b. 1743, d. Aug. 
16, 1833. (Inscriptions in "old west burial ground^' copied by 
Hcmry Tnunati '3eckwitii' In- i869)i < Tbc^only child .certaiply ■ 
fartwn waa jAaoK, boni-ia 176711' But seraral other* are mp- 

JASOM Bbck wi t h . Mm of Blcaaar and ManiUh, born in 1767-; . 

married PUtSBS — ■ -, at or n^ Harlow-; died at Harlow 

Jnly 24. 1S30.' pHtSBKdiedFeb: ii.'iSJb:' Children*; — 

l^eretie, born Jnlj 10, iBm ; muried to jooatluui HowBld, aoa of Tho's 

Howard sad KuuMta Beekwllh. — See Notbi, No. t, P.4DL. . 
^TauWAM, bom in 18(15. 
Orpba, bera in iSoS : died oa. j6, iBjOL '. 



Trtpman Bbckwith, son of Jason and Phoebe, bom in 1S05 ; 
married Uabv HuNTLSv ; died Hay' 7. 1853. Wife died Ang. 
za, I856, aged 49, Children : — * 

CuoUdc, (ATrt. ChapmaM). fiu^ PUk, (ATn. Balami.' 

' RnfmU. Uarrey. 

Vkj Ann, married to Cbailea G. Williama. Children : Charle* TmutM 
Mary JoeepUne, Harry BUaworth, and Loniac. [LiTins in igoo at 
Baat Pcpperell, Haaa.] 

'iRA Bbckwith, so^ of Daniel and Miriam, was bom in 1760; 
married Hanhah Whssumk in 1789; died at Harlow, Jan'y 



BeckwUk Noies, ii 

7, 1829. Hannah born 1761 ;. tliedat Hailow, ICay 32, 1850. 
aged89'7eaxB.' Children:-^ i • . 

' Beberai, in. to WilUma Hamphrey, Sottoa^ Vermoat Tea childrea. 

Philiada, at. to ThoauM T^waaead, Beadiaf • Venaoat 

BetMy. OL to Raf at Newell, l^aioae, M. Y. 

Jared, ai. I^aey Biaahaai. Five ehildrea« 

PoUy, bora ia 1793 ; diel^Peb. 8, 1843, at ICarfow. Uaaiarried. \. 

Aaaie, aL to Samacl ^atoa, of Qattoa. 

.SUpl|ea,.n^.CyatliU CHfood. .. ^, ^^^,. , .,^ .. 
Baaioe, m, to Joha Ctom, of Bseez, N. Y. 
AUgmil, ai. to Joha Lead, of SattoB. 

Amon Bbckwith, son of Daniel and Miriam; born in 1762 ; 
died at Harlow, July 28, 1^5. Sarah, his wife, bom' 17S7 ; 
died Jnne 28, 1837. Children :-^ 

Amoe, bora la 1785 rdied Pelt. 6. 186& 

WiUafd, bora ia 1797 r died Pebw 3, i86a \ • . •/ 

. .Rtaoda, bora ia i3oo{ died ICerdi 28, i3JB. ( 

Charlee,aad,w|fe Miadwell, had a son Loteaip ?., bora April 22, 1813 ; 
. died Xarch 2I 1816. 

. John Bbckwith,. son -of Deacon Thomaa and Pamidl, (No; 2, 
p; 20), was ibamdn*i772':r. married Aicy Bartkox/>hrw ; lived 
at Whisville. Conn. He died Nov. 8, 1806 ; his widow died 
Nov. 4, 1816. Children: — • 

C)iaaaeey, aiarded .Saxaik Barnes, (hia auither'a aecoad-ooaala, and aia- 
ter of Betaey Barnes, wife of Benjaada Beckwith, aoa of laaac). 
Childrea :— Joha, of Stuw^ Ohia Bmeliae. aiarried to' Ruck- 
well. Orren, mairied Almira Hart. Aaiy, iaarfied'to AUea, uf 

Akroa, Ohio. 

Amy, married to Joseph Peck, of BaiUagtoa. Chlldriea : — Aaiaada, 

aianied to '— Carter, of Soath HacUd. Ohio. BUaa, married to 

Mc'Blwaiii, of Parkinson, Ohia Henry, of Nelson, Ohio; 

Asa» bura in 1797 ; aiarried Sarah Barnes, of Bristol ; removed to Ohio 
and died In 1848. Children :— Eli Bartholomew, bora In Conne Al- 
eut ; aiarried Sarah . Orlaado Hiraa^ bora in Ohio ; had one 

child. Charles Barnes, a lawyer, died a yoaag man. Sarah Blisa- 
beth, married to Gewrge P. Moore ; she died eighteen moaths after 
her marriage. . 
' Baos, married la tSia Clarissa, (bora Peb. 2a, 1803), danghter of James 
Hart and Sylvia Pcnolfield, of New Britain ; 2d wife, Abigail llaz- 
field, who had a son Cliauncey, and who died at Sycamore, IlL .The 
son married a daughter of Rev. Thoaws Woolsey. aad had a soa, Ur. 
Thomas Wesley -Beckwith, a sargeoa-deatist at Sterllag. 111. . 



12 Bickwiik Notes. 

Joliii, lived at Sandiisky ; had three children. 

Emeliae, married to Richard Ivea ; children,— Ophelia CJariaaa, Metlie, 
Samnel Root, (died early), and Dwiffht' Richard. The laat waa bom 
in 1839 ; waa a aoldier of ad New York Cavalry ; killed at Minaiiai 
An^. 50^ 1868. 

Clarissa Bbckwith, dan, of Thomas and Paniell,^wa8 born 

in 176a ; married in 1793 to Timothy Andrews, son of Samuel 

Andrews and BCary (Johnson); removed to Uberty, Ohio, in 

Sept. 1815. Clarissa died Sept., 1817 ; Timothy died Aug 

i7, 1840, leaving a widow who died Aug.^ 1868, aged ninety. 

Children : — 

Bleda, b. Jan. 19^ 179S \ m. Sept 15, 1815, to Grove, aon of Jnatna Web- 

ater,of Bnrlington. 
' Lyman, b. ICay 10, 1796 ; m. Dec 6^ 1818, Percy H. Vining , of Sinubary. 
Timothy, b. Apr.'ia, 1798 ; m. Dec., i8J6, Ruth, dan. of Rev. laaac Flaher. 
dariaaa, b. Dec 99, 1800 ; m. Dec i. 1818, to John Goodrich. 
Anna, b. Apr. 99^ 1804 ; m. March 18, 1840^ to Lather Dody. 
Flora, b. July 4, 1808 : m. Feb. 17, 1850^ to Alexander Shattuck. 
Welia, b. in 1810 at Worthington. Ohio ; died there abont iSaa.. 

Thanks to George P. Marvin, of New York, it is now possible 
to show the family Capt. Matthbw Marvin and Mary Bbck- 
with, (No 2. p. 31) in fuller and more orderly alignment. The 
Captain was horn Nov. 7, 1706, and both died Dec. 25, 1760. 

Children : — 
Seth, bom July 1 a, 1733 ; killed in I776-7- 
Bunioe, bom Dec a, 1735 ; married April 8, 1756 Xfi William Noyea ; died 

April 5, 18161. 
Bliaabeth, bom Nov. 13, 1737 ; married Nov. 17, 1766 to Rev. Sylvanua- 

Griawold ; died Jan. 27, 1797. 
Mary, bom abont 1740 ; miuried April 13, 176a to Samuel Griawold ; died 

April 15, 1788. 
Capt, Matthew, bom July 2, 174a ; married Bliaabeth Deminf May 30, 

1771 ; died Aug. 99, 1806. 
Capt. Bsra, bom July 15, 1744 ; married Snaannah Peck Jan. 17, 1766 

died Dec 96, 181 1. 
Abigail, bom about 1747 ; married Nov. ao^ 1766 to William Maiahfield 

Paraona ; died Aug. aa, 178a. 
Rhoda, bom about 1749 ; married May 1, 1768 ^ William Mather. 
Phcebe, bom about 1751 ; married to Thomaa lice ; died June, 1834. 
Joaeph, .died young, 

Mary Ann Bbckwith, daughter of Josiah and Lurancy, (see 

No. 2, p. 44-49)t wss bom at Lyme, Nov. 11 » 1817 ; married to 

Elijah Prbkticb Rogbrs March 14, 1839, at Bethany, N. Y. 



Beckwith Notes, . 15 

He was bom at Bast Lyme Jan. 8, 1813 ; ' son of Blisha Rogers 

and Fanny Champion. Blisha was son of Biatthew Rogers and 

Bather Bly. Children : — 
Prank ICooroe, b. Jan. 5, 1848 ; married Bngenia Whittng, Od^'r ai, 1874. 
Ifary lMbel,b. Ana- s» 1857 ; married to Prank W. Carter, Odi'r 4. 1876. 

Simon Bbckwxth married Lucy Ann Jhnks, June 29, 1837, 
probably at Crown Point, N. Y.; died in St. Clair Co., Mich., 
April 8, 1881, Lucy was bom at Brida^port, Vt.. (or Crown 
Point, N. Y.), May 2, 1817 ; died in St. Clair Co., Mich., OdtV 
12, 1895. She was eighth child of Jeremiah Whipple Jenks and 
Hester Lane, of Newport, N. H. Hester Lane, bom Jan'y 2, 
1784, was daughter of Jesse Lane and Hester Wright, oi New- 
port. Children of Simon and Lncy : — 

Charlea T., bom Majr 7, 1838. Benjamin P. Aixelia J., married to Pred 
A. Weat Sr. 

Hannah Bbckwith, daughter of Abel and Lucy (No. 2, 40), 

was bom Dec. 4, 1762 ; married to Thomas Howard, Feb'y 7, 

1781 ; died at Marlow, May 14, 1801. Thomas, bom at Lyme, 

June 22, 1757 ; died at Marlow, Aug. 23, 1842. Children : — 

t. Nathan. a. Tbomaa. bom in 1781. 3. Phoebe. 

4. Martin. 5. Daniel, bom in 179a 6. Panny. 

7. Jonathan, bom at Marlow, Dec 29, 1798 ; married April 1825 1«acreda 

(bom July xo, 1800), dauffhter of Jason Beckwith, of Gilaum. 

8. Srvin. ' . * 

Abnbr Bbckwith, of Chatham, N. Y., (thought to have been 
alao at Hartford, Conn., and Pittafield, Mass.), of whom it ia 
known only that he had a son, Ira,' who married Elizabbth 
Fuller and had sons : Abnbr. Ira, and John A. The latter 
^as bom at Chatham, July 10, 1807 ; married Mary Balis, and 
had a son, Thomas T., who was bom Feb. 7, 1849, at Fairvitle, 
N. Y. 

Dyer Beckwith married Susannah Bartholomew. She 
was daughter of Lemuel BarthpV^mew (bom at Branford in 
1729), and Mary Squire (died at Whitehall, N. Y., March aa, 
1801), who were married at Washington, Conn., July i, 1751. 
There is record of marriage of Dyer Beckwith, of East Haddam, 
and Polly Emerson, of I«yme, Dec. 6, 1796. The children of 
Dyer and Suaannah were : — 

James, married Lncy Barker ; had aoa, Nathan. 



^4 Beckwiik Nates. 

DaTJd, married ia 183a Amia Bftholomew (b. Jan.' ^ 1814), Children :"<- 
' Bmily, married to Daniel W. Kc Farren, of Wcat ilaven, VermonL 

David ;r., (lienL U. a A., in the dvU^war). 

naritta. married to Harriaon Flah Jr^.of Whitehall, N. T. 

CarL. 
Soaannah, married to Jamea HarL Anna, married to Nathan Wlnalow. 
Cynthia, married to B. Hnrihnrt. Joaeph, married I<aGind4 Wood. 
Benjamin, married Miranda Bnrt. 

• HImtbrD. Brckwitk, married Odt. ax, iSia to Jokn Sii«l 

of'l^yme, and Graaay Hill, Conn.; removed about 1819 to Deth- 

aiiy, N. Y. John was bom Dec. 39, i7SK>« Four children born 

in Connedticnt and five at Bethany : '— 

Hariow Bmenon, bom Sept 11, 1813 ; married Caroline B. U. Gaatier. 

Amanda Pitnllen, bom ICay 32, 1815. 

Jnliet, bom Dec 93, 18x6 ; married to William Boaworth. 

tfnoch Beckwith, bora O^ i, i8t8; aettled at Akien, N. Y. 

AdeUn^, bora Anir* lo^ i8ai ; married to Jonaa Yeomana, Arlington. Wia. 

Hanrey John, bora Sept ts, 1803 ; m. Miranda Poater, 

'Heater Darrow, bora Sept s i8a6i 

lCelrille,bora Nov'r 39, i8j& 

laaac Newton, bora Jan: 16* 1831^ 

. Mary Bbckwxth, was married Feb. 2, xSii to Isaac Watts 
S|XX».of Lyme (bom March 10, X786); lived at Andover, Conn, 
in 1833. (Isaac W. and John were sons of Isaac Sill, son of 
S^mnel D., (Thomfis, Joseph, Capt. Joseph, John.) Children : 

George Waahington, bora Feb. a6,'i8i9 ; (grad. Yale, 1838) ; deigjrman 
Prot Bpiacopal Ghnrch ; married Angeline S. Branch. 

Hannah Beckwith, bora Jnly 19, 1813 ; married to Alva MeweU, I'em- 
broke. N. Y. * 

Harriet Newell, bora Dec 3. 1816. 

laaac Watta Newton, bora liay 8, 1818 ; married Almira Bulla. 

Cornelia Mercy, bora Jan. aa, iSaB ; married to Braatna M. Loomia. 

IC^CHAKL Bbckwxth, bom at East Haddam, Jnne 20, 1750; 
(parentage not known): was married about 2768 to Shubabi* 
HuBD^^; died at I>mpster, N. H., Jnne 14, xSoo. Shubabx. was 
bom at East Haddam, Jan. 25, 1750, and died at Lempsteriif 
X827. His sister, Elizabeth Hurd, was wile of Col. Jaba Beck- 
with, of Lempst^. • (Shnbael and Elizabeth were children of 
Justus Hurd and Rachael Puller). Children : — . 

Abigail, bora at Baat Haddam, Nov. 96, 177U ; married to Benjamin Wil* 
- ley, May 14, 1789 ; died at Grafton, Vt 

I«ncy, bora in 177a ; married to NatiMn Wilcox. 



' Beckwiik Naes, 15 

^ttbael, mirried Aieiuth Slorej, of Goshen. ^ 

PUvd, bom in 1776 ; nturxied Jnne 90^ 1799^ Abigail Storey, off Goshen. 
Wealthy, born in 1779 \ niarried ICay 31, 1801. to Alvin Wood. 
Candace, bom at Lempater, Jnne 7, 1781 ; married to Bjrnm Beckwith, a 

aott of miea Bcckwith and Jemima (Wedge). 
Raehael, bom in 1763. I«ydia. Matilda. . Uunan. 

Sophia, bom at I>mpater in 1795^ niarried to Gen. William Cory ; died 

at ICalden. Maaa. 

Baruch M. Brckwith married Hsnjubtta Pratt» Dee. 4, 
1827 ; died at Deep River, Oonn,, Biay'ao, 1839. Henrietta was 
bom May 25, 1800 ; daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth Pratt. 
After her husband's death she lived at Essex. Children : — 

Caroline Elisabeth, bora Not. 12, iSaS ; married to William I^ord. 

Aaron Pratt, bom Dec 19, 1S99 ; died Peb. 6| 1S48. 

Harriet Amelia, bom Nov. 14, 1831. 

Ann Rebecca, bom Jnne 9, 1834. ; married to Benjamin Woodin. 

Geofge Rttthven, bora Jnly 7, 1837 ; died Any. 18, 1838. 

Richard Bbckwith married ANNis Champion (born OA, 16, 
1785) ; removed to Townsend. Ohio. Anne was dau^^hter of 
C^pt. Reuben Champion and Esther Chadwick. Esther was 
daughter of Guy Chadwick and Eunice Beckwith. Anne's sis- 
ter, Caroline Champion, was married to William Beckwith (son 
of Titus Beckwith and Leny Chappell).- Children of Richard 
and Anne : «- ' 

Christopher (or Christine ? ). Selinda. Rnel. Amon ChampioflL Jnlia. 
Bather. 

Lucy Bsckwith, daughter of Elishaand Lucy (No. 2, p. 37) 
was horn in 1804 ; married to Alfr9o Stanton, who was bom 
June 17, 181 1 ; died Aug. 12, 1870. Lucy died April 15, 1852. 
Alprbd was son of Jason Stanton and Sally Beckwith. Chil- 
dren of Alfred and Lucy : — 

Praada. Nancj. Tamaon, marriM to H. Roanda, of Wajrmaft, Pena. 
Saiah. Jenaette. Julia. Melinda. 

Chauncby Beckwith, of Long Island ; nothing known of 
the family except that his son, Joseph C. Beckwith married 
Nancy Smith in 1829. Their children were : — 

Joaeph, born.Peh. jS, 1830 ; died in the dril war.* 

Harriet D., born April 8, 1838 ; died Jnly aa, 183& 

Nancy M., bom April 8, 1838 ; died Sept. 6, 1838. 

•Joaeph Beckwith, of OonnedUcnt, enliated Odt i, 1861, in Co. G. 14th 
U. S. Infantry ; died Odt aS, 186a. Buried in the National Cemetery at Al- 
exandria, Va. 



i6 . Bukwith Nates. 

» 

Sai«i«y Bbckwith, born at Preston, Conn. ; married Jnne 29, 
x8o6. to JASOM STAirroy ; shejdiei at Clinton, Wayne Co. Pa. 
JA90N was born at Preiton in 1761, and .died at Clinton. Jan'y 
31 1 1^3: name appeirs on pension roll in 1840. He waa son 
of David Stantou and Sarah Kimball. Children : — 

jMon D., bora Dec. a, 1807 ; m. Cynthim White. Nov. 50, 1857. 

Alfred, b. June 17. 181 1; m. Lucy, daa^hur of EHtha Beck with juid 
- Lucy Beebe. (See precedina page.) 

Bnily, b. AP^l », 1813 ; m. Abner Wilcox. 

I^ocy, b. Jnae 16, 1815 ; d. Jan'y 14, 1873. nnmarried. 

Blisabeth Jane, b. March i\, 1818 ; m. int, I«yinao Wa^diniaiee, Dec 15. 
1843 ; m. 3d, tieonard Webb, Nov. 3, 1873. 

David, bu May 19, 183 1; m. f. Praacsa Jackson , 2. Miriette Bln^him. 

[ It has been thought by aome of these Pennsylvaaian Staatons that Mrs. 
Sally Beckwith Stanton had a brother n imed Joseph.] 

JOANMA B9CicwiTH. pjssibly d-iu^hter of Blijah Jr. and Sa- 
rah, (No. 2, p. 33). was 3d wife of Ei.\aaM PacfC, who wis b^rn 
at Lyme, O^. 28, 1779 ; removed to West Bloomfield, N, Y., 
about 1/95; to Wellington, Ohio, in 1^34. and die! Peb. 16, 
1836. He Wis son of Nithaniel Peok. whoie'broch^sr R'synold 
married Deborah Beckwith. Children of Harris and Joanna : ^ 
John G., bora at Mendon, N. Y., April 36,iSi |, died Miy 33, 1814. 
Coleman C, bora at Mendon, April 33, 1813 ; married Betsy Inman, M'ch. 

4, 1843 ; at Marcellns, Mich., in 1871. 
Abigail J., bora at West Bloomfield,' April 18, 1817 ; married to I«ysander 

Morse ; died at Sterling, III., April 3, 1865. 
Richard U, bora at West Bloomfield, M ly 17, 1821 ; mirried R»aai Pul- 
ton in March 1839 : at Wellington in 1871. 
Samuel I., bora at West Bloomfield, July 18, 1833 ; married Caroline A. 

Matcham, May 3, ia|8 ; at Pittsfield, Ohio, in 1871. 
Oscar J., b. at West Bloomfield, Aug. 15, 1833 ; mirried Charlotte Warren 

July 7. 1855 ; at Wellington in 1871. 
John Clark, bora at Wellington, Dec 15^ 1835 ; married Huldah Gibbs in 
1863 ; at Pittsfield in 1871 . 

MATTH8W Beckwith was born in 1765 ; iived in Otsego Co., 

N. v.; married i. Thornton, 2. Smith ; died 

in 1847. A 'son, Bsnjamin (who was bom in 1795). married 
Nancy Bsamus. Samuel, (born in 1822), son of Benjamin and 
Nancy, married Caroline M. Cadv, and lived at Bast Chat- 
ham, Columbia Co., N. Y. Children : — 

Edwin A., b. in 1854. ^* Elisabeth. 



Beekwiik tMes. 17 

BsRA Beckwith, parents nnknowii, was bora at Lyne, ICay 
S, 1779 ; taasried PAaKECL HuatauT, Mareh 30, 1807; died at 
Omro, Wis., March 28, 1857. He had lived at Bridscwater, and 
All^^any, N. Y., and removed to Wisconsin in 1839. (T^ ^1* 
lage of Omro was first known as "Beckwith Town. '^ PAnvsLL 
waa born at Richmond, Maas.. Jan'y 16, 1787 ; died An|^. 30, 
1864. She waa dani^hter of Matthiaa HurHmt and Clemence 
Kellogg, settlers at Whitestown N. Y., before 1793. 

Kblson p. Bbckwith, was bora at Rushford. Allegany Co., 
N. Y., April 18, 1813; removed to Wisconsin in 1838. first at 
Franklin, 'lived at Omro in 1847, at Berlin in 1868. again at 
Pmro in 1870; member of Wisconsin legislature in 1873. 

GaoBOB W. Bbckwith, of Omro, wm member from the tame distriAia 
la 1Q99. It is not known that these Uw-civert of Omro were of the lame 
fuaily, or of the funily of Bum. 

Abijah BnCKwrrH, bora in Columbia Co.. N. Y. ; removed 
in 1807 to Herkimer Co. ; member of assembly 1817-13 ; state 
senator in 1835 ; served six srears as county clerk ; named as 
presidential elector on the Republican ticket'in i860. His wife 
waa I4ORANA Chadwick. Children : — . 

*Ioha W., married May 30, 18.17, Saphrona Dorr, homlC^reh 4, iShq. dan. 

of Bm Dorr and Rhoda Beckwith. Rhoda, daofhter of DavBecfc- 

with and Anne Housh. 
Chanacey. Uyed at Colnmbia, Herkimer Co.. N. Y. Children :— Aar- 

JAH, David. AmeUa (died In i8q6), and HatHe. who wan marrie'l to 

Clapeaddle and had a danahter. Bllen B. Clapaaddle, who in 



iSA waa *' a painter of note*' at RIchlield SpHnaa. N. Y. 

Abijah Beckwith, son of Chauncey, was bom at Columbia. 
N. Y.« Nov. 10, 1843 ; received an academic education at Little 
Palls and Fairfield, N. Y. ; removed to Sauk Co., Wisconsin in 
1867 ; chairman of supervisors of town of Bear Creek in 1879 ; 
member of state assembly in 188^ ; with his brother David was 
engaged in the manufaifture of cheese at Dixon, Wis. ; died at 
Dixon about 1897. Children : — 

Chaanoey, a member of Wisconsin Cheesemakem AnMtctatinn. 
Deloa R., a dealer in hardware at Sprins Green. Wis.. In iSos. 

Jasper BacxwrrH. of Connedticnt. had sons, order of birth 
not known, Abijah, Amasa, Charles, Elijah, Georze, and Jo- 
S8PH. Amasa lived at Bath. Steuben Co.. N. Y. Joseph mir- 



'i8 Bi^twmrN&Us. 

ffUML-.LvoiXDii-MATVBSWs aiid removed to W^tkins,- Schnyler 
<lkkvlM/>¥7;{'v>0i itUttAtwelye cbildteu the eompileiB- liavesmoid 
of but these ; Chaeuo, bom ia Connedtieat in iSzo ; married 
6iiRA0<ANir.-Po8ra«:*FebJ«4^. i836(at Hedtor, '^f.-Y.); he died 
littMb //i889;^eavllirtotiii: C%aH;^>^.. WiHiam/.i'miSLjohn. 
^A«b d\fA^% WiBconsin; Nov. 1853. Jaspbr. horn at Wat- 
kins in. 1819"; renipvd to, Wisconsin in i849V settled at Spring 
Grpen, 'Sauk Co.. in.1854, and later at Burwell, Garfield Co., 
Nebraska^, his Sons wert soldiere of the Y:ivil war : Lor§nMO en- 
lisied'Setit. \f^ 186^1; In^Oth Battery; Wis. Light Artillery, and 
^ifmaoL^^^ Squire fViiiiam, Si^ed in Qo. 

B, 'jjtluW'^. Ji^fantry j^om Peb.r i, to Sept. 4; 1865. Lorbntq, . 
](aA 9Qn, ^/6^.i who served in a N. Y.> cavalry regiment in the 
efvii'#ar;' •Wri.UAir.'a'soldier of Co. B; i6rst N. Y; Infantry. 
a3M'7X&dk. a soldier of the'civil war. (14th »: Y.) The naihea 
^f fiSiM^ sons' and tw6.' daughters of Joseph and Lucindi^ are Xhv^ 
far unknown. 

.[Iup<^ Bepkwith, of Bnrw^U, Nebraska, writes tliat AbUah Beck^th, 
of Dlxbii. Wiai^nain, was his covuin.] 

SbwA|il> Hbckwitu, born in 1758, probably at New London,; 
niUmed Eunicb Oart; lived at Charlemont. Mass. He difd 
March 14. 1837. Children : ^ 

Hlfipibetti; laarried to Bbdtaesef' WiUiaiii« ; died March ift. iS 17. .Child- 
^"'^'nSa^-^'Jiiitla,* married AdeUneAUen. Harvey. David. Bdwaid, Ha- 
^- '"«iic«. norried to'tivina 8. Titui, Hephstbeth. married 1. to WUUam 

. Baldwin, x'tio . — ^ Allen (brbUier of* Juatin't wife). Myron. Olive. 
''Deaire^ married tb Benneit Bdaon. whb married ad. Ljdia, dan. of Silaa • 

' ' ' Becirwith aiid Bather Palea. 

Mary. marrTed to' Azariah podge, children : Blune. Mary, and Mahala. 

^nicc, "quarried Sept 29. 1811 to Geoive wiUiama. ch.: Manly, and a dan. 
' ' '^"'(beofge waa brotlter of Kbeneser who married Bunioe'a aiater, BUi^ 
""'**' tiikhyj After ^nnice'a death Gfibrge married her aiater. Rhoda. 

Ithoda; nuMed Jan.' 31; 1815, to Geotv« Willlama..children : Bdion mar- 
ried I. Corinthia Spencer; 2. Mra. Bliaabeth Washingtun. Amon, m. 

.; Jane Prmtt Rnaaell. married Mercy Waters. Jidgar. m. Cornelia I.aw. 

Bbeneser. qiarried |iary Naah, children : Jiiatin, Mary, and Mahala, 

Amy, Gordon, and Olive. 

X4il relating to thia family (and much as to following family) waa told 
to compilers by Mrs. Mer(;y Waters .Willtanib, above-named.] 

Si^«AS Beckwith (brother of Edward;, probably bom at New 
London ; married Bsthbr Pales, daughter of Ebenezer Pal^ 



Beekmiih Naiei. 19 

and Bsther Binflrham ; Hired at lit. Holyoke, and otlttar towna 

In western Maaaaclinsetts* and later removed to Weatmoitdand, 

Oneida Co.. N. Y. ChUdren:^ ^" 

.Silas, Josbpr. Bleaar, dnnmed ia the Mohswk river in 1843. Aa 

riUa, m. to Sftmiiel Hicks ; (cfaildren, Sapok <9f Hnkeaiam\. Laoe- 

tis, m. to T. BamaaL Smh, m. to B. Draper. Bather. PaaidiaL 

Achaah, bl to Jairna Smith. Dobcas. Blisa. Lydia. 

DBSCBNT OP BSTHBR PAI«B& ' 
I. STBPHBif PnsT, off Newtown in 1654 ; of HaitfOfd in 1636 ; d. at Say- 
hrook Ang. i6» 1699. 2. John Post, bom 1637 : married Heater, daa. of 
William Hyde, of Norwich, March 1651 ; died Nov. 27, 171 1 ; Heater died 
Not. 13, 1703. 3. Samusl Post, bora at Norwich Mareh S, t66S ; mar'd 
Bnth I^athfop BCarch 17, i6gB , died Afirll 93, 1735. Rvth died Aac. %% I7S»> 
She' waa dangfa. of John JLathrop and Rath, daa. of Rbbeit aad Kliiaheth 
Rojoe, of New I/mdon. John I^athrop married Rath Rojce Dea is 1^9. 
4. RuTB Post, born OCL 15, 1711 ; 'married In 1731 to loaeph Mnghaa^ of 
Windhaa^ aad removed to Chariemont, Maaa. s Rutr BmcHAM, (b. 
1739, and d. ifjfiU sad BsTKaa Bimoham, (b. 1741)1 were a a c ce aa i vely 
wivea of Bbeneaer Plalea, of ChaitcmonL 6w BsmBa Palbb, (elrfld of 
aecoodmarriat«)- waawifeof SiuuiBBGKwrrB. ^ 

Sn«AS Bbckwith Jr,, son of Silaa and Bather Pales, bom in 
western ICassacbusetts in 1789 ; married Polly Grbbn, dangli- 
ter of Rev. John Green and Sarah llorey ; lived at Westmore- 
land, N. Y., and died there in 1843* Children : — 

LvDiA. Jane, m. to J. Skinner ; chillren, NaihanUf^ Wiltard, Harmjf. 
John, m. Rnth Comatock and had daa. HeUn. Jamea, m. the wne 
Ruth Comatock. Blrasak. WARaait. I^dthkr. Baiherl Oirla. 
DBSCBNT OP PAMBLA AND POULT GRBBN. ' 
I. Thomas, born about 1606 ; came with wife Blizabeth to C oim e AScnt 
in i^ss* ^ William, born in 1635 ; married Blinbcth, dauRb. of laoae 
Wheeler ; died Dec 30, 1705. ^ 3. William, born Hi 1661 ; married Rliaa- 
beth Hilla about 16&2. 4- NATRAmRL. born SepiL ^ i6!<9 ; married Blia- 
abeth Spragne. 5. Rrv. Nathaniel, born April 16. 1791 ; mar. TMbithn 
Prentice ; died March 91, 1791. 6, Rrv. Jobn, bom April an. 1760 : mar- 
ried Sarah More J May a, 1791. 7. Pollv^ boni Match 9. 17S9, and Pam- 
RLA, born April 4t I79S- 1 

J068PH Bbckwith« son of Silas and Bsther« married Pambla 
Grrbn, daughter .of Rev. John Greeo and Sarah Morey. Hia 

children were : — 
Calvot & Martha, m. to Thomaa Wilfcn^ : children, A/brris, BUm^ 

Alion^ Elm^r, aad S^rr-wwr. 

Dorcas Bbckwith, daughter of Silas and Bsther, waa bora 
Nov. ix« 1804, in Massachusetts ; was married July 23, 1825 lo 



30 Btekmiik Notes. 

Gbokgb CuiBK Smith; she died Feb. 3, 1883. Bight sons and 
two danghten. The danghten and three aona died unmarried. 
The children aa far aa known were : — 

Baoa. HcBfyOi Jadaon. BafasP. Ladafl. 

Lydia BBCKwrrH, daughter of Silaa and Bather, waa married 
to Bbnhbtt Bdson, whoae first wife was Desire Beckwith. dan. 
of Bdward Beckwith and Bunice Dart. Children : — 

Pelir B. Dtdre. (Biire. 

Ltdia BBCXwrrH, daughter of Silaa Jr. and Polly, waa mar- 
ried to John B. Bbckwith. son of Francis B. Beckwith and 
Trene Banning, of Utica, N. Y. Children : — 

John B. Jr. Horatio 8. 

• Wabbbn Bbckwith, son of Silaa Jr. and Polly, waa bom at 
Westmoreland, N. Y., about 1827: r emo v ed to Geneva, Wia.: 
married i. Hannah Vincbnt, by whom a son Dban ; married 
2. Mas. B. M. PBOimr, by whom a son Howabd. He served 
for some years as justice of the peace, and eight :^rs (1865-6, 
and 1 87 1 -6) as surveyor of Walworth county. .He ia now aur- 
veyor and civil engineer at Lake Geneva, Wis. 

Blbazab Bbckwith. son of Silas Jr. and Polly, married 

Manktblow, and had children : — 

Ward Maaktelow, who wiu a cadet at Went Point in 11174^^ Prmton T. 

LuTHBB BBCKwrTH. SOU of Silas Jr. and Polly, married Bbtsv 
(XirrB. He lived at Mauaton, Juneau Co., Wisconsin : served 
Irom AuB. as, 1864 to July 3, 1865, in 4th Battery. Wia. Liffht 
Artillery. Children : — 

Delrene Lather, m. Mand Baten. He nerved in Co. D. .id Win. Inf. in 
' the Spaniah war. 1S9R. 

Dora. m. to Wallace Podire. 

Calvin S. Bbckwith, son of Joseph and Pameln. lived at 
Dix. Oneida Co., N. Y.. and later, removed to Rome, in same 
county. His seven children were : — 

Boaa. Jamea. ' Joaeph. - Nellie. Liln. Stephen. Alma. 

Pbancis B. Bbckwith, ofSavbrooh and Lvme: an early 
aettler at Utica, N. Y. ; 'married Irknb Banning, p.obably a 
daughter of John BannfnB and Deborah Reed, who were mar- 
ried at Bast Haddam, June 2, 1757. Children : — 

Bbnjamin. bora Peb. i^, 1701. 

Beed, married twice ; lat wife waa Sarah* Welah. Children t— Samoe^ 
Winiam. Wealey. Prancia. * Sarah. Jumea. 



BeckwUh Nates. 21 

Iindaa, ». to Weiley Higgina. Children:— Pnnds. Hary. Hiram 

. Janea. Wesley. 
DcteBli, m. to Caleb Caitia. Cbildien :— George. Fletcher. Marvin. 

John. Jnlia. Phoebe. Sophia. Irene. 
Pnncia Jr., m. i:.avinia . Children : — Stbpkbn. WilUani, (a aon 

Clinton, at Herkimer in 1897). Hamilton. Henry. Lavlnia: 
Gcofge, married Jnlia Cnrtla. Children:— Alphena. Wanen. Amelia. 

Oath. Marhmrie. Theodore. 
Cuoline Irene, K Dec 14, 1807; married Feb. 10, 1899, to James C 

Hndaon. Children:— Maria. Adeline. Annettie (Mrs. Alphonso 

W. Toong, Gig Harixn*, Waahlngton). Jamea. Gillespie. Louise. 

Mehmond. Fannie. Angnata. 
John B.. married Iiydia, daughter of Silaa Beckwith and Bather Fales. 

Children :— John B. Jr. Horatio 8. / 

Bemjamih Bbckwith, aon of Francis B. and Irene, was horn 
I*^* 15* X791 ; married i. Phcbbh Wblbh, 2. Sophia Higgins, 
3. ICama Beydbmbbbo. (A Gomespondent at Herkimer thinks 
that the third wife was Mama Brace). Children : ~ 

Benjamin, bom at Utica, Jnne 97, 1816 ; married Lncy Anstin, of West 
Frankfort, N, T. He died abont 1S77, leaving children :— Maken- 
dre J., bom Dee. 91, 1845. Clark. Three others, names unknown. 

Irene, bora Aug. 5, 1818. 

I^ttdna, bom Sept a, i8ao; married to Tracy Wade, of Utica. 

fielden I^oid, bom June 24, i8aa ; waa missionary and celportenr of the 
Free Methodist church. He died at Utica, Aprtl 24. 1899. 

Thomaa^ bom Ap^. 93, i8as ; married Marietta Casselman. 

mnniam, bom March 19, 1897. ; died unmarried. 

Mary, (Mrs. Alirerson, of Utica). 

Nellie, Uvlngat New Hartford, N. y. in i^fk- 

Srtmnnai BBC K wrrn, son of Prands Jr. and Lavinia, wiis 
bom at Utica, Jnly 34, iSaa. He had been a merchant at Troy 
and Utica. Mentioned as a **deeply religions man, and prom- 
inent in chnrch affairs.** He died at Utica, Angust 39, 1898, 
leaving ibnr children : — 

W. H., of Bvanston, Wyoming. Frank, of Utic\. Mrs. Charles Craik- 
ahank, of Ciiicago. Mrs. Bradley, of Syracuse. N. Y. 

Asa Bkckwith, bom in 18:^4 (?); went in 178.) with his fonr 
sons to Claverack^ N. Y.; in 1785 to Rome, and the next year 
a few miles further up the Mohawk to the town of Western, 
where he seems to have di^ about 1805. His known children 



Asa Jr., borri in 1760; aaaessor of town of Western in 1797; diedini85S. 






place, aad ■! Dutford. ^ .,«>,•*»•*.-. 

Woleott (left m dngl$btr\' bUae nnkiiainii.' "" . ' '". . ^ ' / . 'j^^, p^,j , 
^Ettobea; ^bi li/l^ik JoibrTor b^^^^ firii^ Wta'o/^tiie.b^^C^ Cd^ of 
OomlM^ FlMk aail'iBciitii^ ][l^y, 1796)/. ■ W^^ 

* tad 'Sszicmi'teilunred to Ohia ' JEAs otlier ^OMiim were >— 

teMUBL, aad NsLaoir. ' >, .;^ .!.. 

I«emttf 1, choeeq js fence-vlewer; in lCaj,^797, 'dr iomht of^eSbra ; lied 
. ^ Mm. Henr^i end Aiyioa. .(^enry ^ae living near North Weeteni la 

\ws4i.'^^ ,,';/■,', ',.. •. .V, ,..•• ••'. .:: '; 

XsMu^x. BspKwiTJH,. son .of,Rei|bfni,.iiuuTied B«Tt«r Hicks 
^n 1816 and removed .ia 183^* tp. Tbay^ndanegm,^ Ovt. \ They 
had several chUdren,r of whom the most remarkable is : — *\ 
Sanford W^. who acnred from Aavt 15. 1861 to OA: Yf /1869 aa iiefireaat of 
'cia. R tat Wia Cavaltir. He haa 'lived for legend yearn at Oobdea, 
' lUjy aad'ia widely kaowa aa a ato^ and- fMt niaer, a Mdeat of all 
natatal adeacea, aad a coatroveraiaUat who aaka ao odda. He haa 
. a^asfater^A^ ..'.V : .* n : • • -^ ' ! - ^ ' 

■ . Knsoir BacKWiTB, son of Rrabeh; was iSaitn ik i]^.; nuur- 
ried BuUKOK W. RsvM (bom la i^ovm ScoUit in liisii went 
to Bsst Twy, Wis. The time of his desth is naknownt but the 
plice may l^ve been Benona, Mieh;" Chtldien : — 
Alaaeoa, honi ia 1830 ; aiarried Caioliae Watefs aboat 1859. iienred aa 

coipofal of Co. I, ^gth Wla^ laf .^ ICay eS to Sept 99, i86|.' He liired 
loaf at Bait Troy, bat for lioide yeaini ^aat at Beadaa^'lfleh.* 

BUea, aiarried to I«aciae Moody. • Geoige; bora ahoat'tSiis. 

• ' ' .1 

; gi,n|HA^ RscK W 4TH, apparently of Windsor or Hartlbird. mar* 
ried Abigail Skinmbk. She was daiigliti<r of Theodore Skinner, 
end Abigail'Manih^ and was bom' Nov.* i6, tyyi. As warly as 
known, Busha died at Albany, and AbigaiVs siScondmstria^ 
(to Barnabas Chipman, by whom a son Horace) may have been 
at Albany or at Angnsts, Oneida Co.. At wbicH Iktiie^ plaoe'stre 
diedin i84r.' Children of first marriager — ' .. ' 

Lacy, boni at Albaay, nairriedto Benjamla WWrne at' Aavanta. aaS ^^i 
childrea, Alotto Beckwith, aow of CamlMldffe,:Wia.,"aad. Henry, K 
- Jaae lo^ Ms, loas of W^tewatet, 90W of ICltehetl. B. D. (i>r. Haaiy 
•. « haa a aoa at Chicago, Dr. ,Gec»fKe Beckwith Warae) ... 

, AJoBw Skiaaer,^ aiarried Laam CUirk. ^ * 



* Aldaso S., of this family, was. the •ame whom Paal Beckwith a^itaM 
to Beojaihln HMcwhh Jr..' Kraadabh'of Jooah aad Reheoca. Bat the teati- 
mony of the Warne brothere in unimpeaehahle. 



^, Buk^»iik Naies. -23 

Sumh, bora in 1800; marked Jviie.7, 1818 to Romeo Djer Newberry, of 
' Rochester, MidL / She died July flB, 1881. Children :— James, Hllo 

' P., end five others! 
Theodore, drowned St se# while in boyhood. • • 
[Theodore,, son of El^el Skinner,, wss bsptlaed Msy is, 17ST wX Hsrt- 
ford. ' Abi||sll'(bsptbed pec. s, 17^). wss third child of Hewkish Msrsh 
'* who msrried Dec. i, 1743 Christisn, (bsi»tiaed Sept. 35. 1796^ died June 16, 
' 1770)1 dsnffhter of John Bdwsxds.] 

CABT.fSAMURi. Brck WITH, son of James and Sarah, (No. 2, 

p. 12).' Prom records at Kentvilte, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, it 

is found that Miriam, his widow, and their seven children 

^aig^ed a deed of partition- (May ist;^ i?^) of his estate.' From 

', jother entries in -simie records it ia foiind that : -^ 

Msry wss>lrife Of Csleb'Gillett; and had children, named in the father'n 
. «. ,. will (dated Odtro, 181s and proved NoV.'a, "1819) :— Bliphalet (then 
in the States), ICarrin, aiid' Miriam (widow of John BeoU^y). 
Samuel Jr. • Administration of estste ]pante'd ICsy'4,"i79i to William Al- 
len Chipman.- 
Blisha. - Administration granted to son Reynold;'Inly'20i'i8i8.' A son 
^ .9Usha Jr. ^ |tten0oned.^Also» Geotfe, whose jestate was .adminis- 
tered by his father bjr' grant of ]^eb..i3, 1815. [Sunncl* hsdslresdy 
- '• died (1813) at Buffalo, If. Y.]. 
Martha's husband, Bsnishss Tuthill Lord/msde #iliMsted<«Peb'. 19, i^io. 
whidi was proved April 11, iSia 'Their children therein named 
were, Marvin, Asa, Barnabas, Nehemiah, Blisabeth, Martha, and 
Marv. 
David. Administration grsnted Dee. 17, 1787 to William Allen Chipman. 

John Bbckwith, son of James and Sarah, (No.. 2. p. 15), 
''being about to take.avoyagei.over the seas," made his will, 
dated July 4,;i77o,.^hich WM- proved May 14, 1810. Hence, 
his. death was in. his ninety-seventh year, -substantially as told 
in.iS97 by his great-grandson, John Albert Beckwith, of Mid- 
dleton, N. S. In this instrument he named his wife Jans and 
their foijir. children bom in' Connedlicut, and none other. [A 
genealogical expert once offered the compilerB^ this' particular 
JpH^ as their fourth American ancestor, udding'** from Connieift- 
icut record ?' this confirmatory circumstance, that '* in Kis last 
illness Dec.' 1759. "he'was "iiiirsed 'by his youngest sou Marvin 
andhU (Marviif's) wife "Abigail. " Thus, it is seen that even 
the expert may be bamboozled, and Timothy was wisely ad- 
vised to *' give no heed to fables and endless genealogies. '*.] . . 



24 BedfwM, Not^. 



Jolm Jr. iii«4e a nimcapAtive will, Sept aa, 1816. (witaetsed by brother; 
in-law Tfmoihj Bamabj). A deed of partition wf||' nuuli^ lu'y 1, 
1818, signed by hit, children, John Chipmaa BeckwIthJ^Handley 
Beckwith, Jane, (Mrs. Bdward Sandfoifd), Maivsret, (widbir pf Jon- 
athan Mprae), Cat}ic;fine, (Mrs. Ambrose. Barnabj.),^Siurah/ (perhaps 
'Mrs. Best), Prudence, (Mrs. Brsstns Pinneo), and BUsabeth.iiMrs. 

James Cogswell). . . •.. ^ •.*•."//..,. • 

Hopestill, married to Benjamin Beck with, of Hoitoii (who waa named 
in list of Connecticut emigrants to. Nova Scod^ in Aug. 1760). It 
looks not unlikely ^hat Beniamin was,son of Beniamin and P^ence 
(Ka 9, p. 17), and HopestiU's second cousin. [ Hopestill's ^ptlsm 
was in 1740^ — not in 1746, as wrongly printed in No. ^.] 
HUssheth. Nor. 99, iSso, Timothy BarAaby, her husband|^ made will 
naming children : Thomas, Ambrose (marriild'his cousin, Catheilne 
Beckwith?), John, Timothy, Worden, Chartes, "Hopestead," [Hope- 
stiU 7], (Mrs. John Hasten qhipman), Mercy, (Mrs.. John.'n..*Mi]ler)^ 
Hannah, (Mra. Tapper), and Elisabeths • .. ^. • . jm' > ' -• 
Worden. Administration granted Jan.'y. 99, 17^4 tqt widow Martha.;^ NQ 
children known. 

NzcHOLAS ASCKWITH, of Aylesfoid, N, S., was piiqbf|t>ly the 
youngest son of Benjamin and Patieate (No.'ji,'p,*i6)^':..He had 
a daughter Phcebb whawas marri^ in'\792,*-tb ROsw^ut Pel- 
ton, whose qbildten were : — ' *^ ': *"* ^^** '*"'" 

Mary, bom Nov. 1795 ; married to John Rnd6fpYi,'pf Windstorm she died 
inOA. 18^. , \p' ;, 

John, bom Msrch 10, 1800; married 1. I«yd}aBea9h, Jan. a9, Mix ^f^' 
ried a. Mary A. Oxley, March 30, .1861, .' . ' \. .* . " . , ' .*' 

George Allan, bom May i, 1809 ; marrie^ Martha Britt. N<\V- 15. >9^3 : 
he died June 10, 188a. ^ " • ' ^;: ,;.... 

Hopestead, bom Aug. 15. 1805'; died Sept ia,"i8o9, atKoiifon.' ' ' * ' 
• Thomas, bora April 10, 1807; died id 1831; afBangbr.'-Me. ^'- '^* '^ •'• 

[Benjamin Beckwith, qf Aylesford, and wife 'Rebecca, are th6iightt6 
have been parents of Susannah, Rebecca, Allen, BenJamiVt aadk'G?0rg«.-«> 
witliQut dates.] .,, .. , ,..,j\. ... 1,...: 

Ruth Bbckwith, daughter of Matthew «nd .Sar^b, <No#.t^ 
p. ;ii); bom March'14. 1681 ; married .In March>i7co, to JONi- 
athan Roycb Jr. (born Aug. 1678). [He was ninth of ten chil- 
dren of Jonathan Royce (son of Robert and Eltzabeth);'and'wife^ 
Deborah, daughter of Hugb and Ann Calkinii. • Jonathan.and 
Deborah married at Saybrook, June, 1660.] Childreii : — - > " 
Msry, bom Nov. 19, 1701. Blizabsth, bora Noy.'7. 1705. Jonathan 
bora Nov. 5, 1705; Ruth, bom June, 1707 , married to Daniel Beckiifl)]^*' 
Matthew, bom Msrch, 1709. John, bom Ma^h, 1713. David, born 



Beckwiik Notes. 25 

Ifareh 1713. Nehemiah, bora Hvcli 6, 1715 ; married Abigail Guatiii. 
Deborali, bora Jaa'y I, 1717-8. 

[There ia reaaoo to believe, with Mib. Burt, that Ruth Royce Jr. waa the 
■ame-with Roth Rice^d I«yiiie marriage record. Similar confiMioii of 
theae family namea ia found at WallingfonL] 

JORL Brckwith, son of Richard p. and Mary, (No. 2, p. 45), 
was bom Sept. 17, 1S06 ; married Sybil C. Starkby in March 
1832. Sybil was bom Jan. 8, 1809, and died Jan. 5, 1900, at 
Salem, Conn. She was daughter of Charles Starkey and Sybfl, 
daunrhter of Ueut. Lebbeus Chapman and Sybil Kirtland. The 
children of JOBL and Sybil : — 

Bmeliac, bdm Dec. 14, 1S32 ; married to Peter B. Rogera (Mm of Bsekiel 
Rogen and Mary Beckwith, aiater of Joel). 

CaroUnc, bora Feb. la. iS^ : married to William B. Pondick. 

Praacea P., bora July 12, 1857 ; married 1. to Jamea B. De Wolf ; 3. to 
William P. Benham. 

Harriet B., bora May 14, 1839; married 1. to .WiUiam B. Ward : 2. to 
Bdward D. Williama. 

Mary H, bora Sept. to, 1844 ; married to Samuel R. Leek. 

Albert S., bora Feb. 92, 1847 ; died Sept 8, 1893 ; unmarried. 

Addie S., bora March 12, 1852. 

Geofgiaaa M, boni Dec 35, 1855 ; married to Frank S. De Wolf. 

Charlea 8., bora Sept. 98, 1858. 

[A boy and a giri were bora and died, perhapa unnamed.] 

WiLUAM Bbckwith, son of Titus Beckwith and Leny Chap> 
pell, was bom at Bast Lyme, Nor. 26, 1803 ; married at East 
Lyme. May 24, 1831, Cabolinb Champion. She was bom at 
South L3rme, April 20, 1801, daughter of Capt. Reuben Cham- 
pion and Bather Chadwick (daughter of Guy Chadwick and 
Bnnice Beckwith). Carolinb*8 sister Anne was wife of Rich- 
ard Beckwith. Children, bora at Old Lyme : — 
William, bora Aug. 6, 1832 ; died Jaa*y 4, 1873. ^ 

Hiram, bora July 29, 1834 ; married Sept. 14, 1F87 Bllen R., widow o 
Oaiit David Caulkina and daoghter of Nathaniel ConkUn a|id wife 
Mehetabel Minor. 
Viiginla, bora March 11, 1836 7 married May 6, 1856 to Albert Watrai 

StiUman ; died Dec. 10, 1866. 
Nilea Champion, bora April 12, 1838 ; married Mary J. Pimnda, Ang. 6, 

1873. 
Bather Anne, bora May 11, 1840 ; married OdL 33. 1872 to Jamea Lamont 

of Rockford, Dl. ' 

labon Thaddeoa, (Rev.), bora O^ 18, 1843 ; m* graduated from Yale in 

1868 ; was of the faculty of Trinity, Hartford, and, recently, became 



.^ m^ I«^fP9etetioB« at .the p^phetifffl) ifcaenl Tl^foloslMl .8enla- 

JUtVititotwsiAt^biCKWiTB; the-orderof whoM ^dfitceat Aom 
liatthew and Elizabeth is not verified.* was born OSL si. 1753. 
tLtXriai\'^lfiB'iiKAdle^^^^^ ]!>iirkee*s tvghnent ; de- 

tached for set^q^ .withV^eut.. Qoli, il^otiias' Knowltbn's Kan- 
g!ff^ ; priii^ner ^t snn^ii^c^.Ql' Port Washington ; married Jan "y 
1$^ I78Q. at Lyme; LYDiA.DoRit, daughter of George Dorr and 
SaxBh Marvin ; .(Sarah Marvin was daughter of Capt. Reynold 
Marvin and Martha Waterm^ui)^ RoswKix, W9S a clergyman sjL 
Coeymims, in 1795, imcl, ^t^^azenb^a, K. Y^» iii.i&7.' He died 
Feb. 2. 1836; his' wii^,.diedApnl 16. 1834. ^The children were 
all born at Ljnie,: — , ' ... • 

Bmk, bom Not. 3, 1780 ; miriied If ary Kennedy, Jan. la, i9o|. at Coey- 
...t nana. He waa Jodge of Conit of Common Pleaa of Madiaon Co., V. 
, Y.,.an ,183^,. > , . . 
EUsabeth, bom Nov. 5, 178a ; married to Channcey Joaea, Feb. 3. tSoa. 

at Coeymaaa ; children :— Roawclt Beckwith, and Sarah. 
Hui^DAB. -bora 79ov; 14. 1785. ' '^ ^ ' ' ' ' 

BUKiCB;nwrB Dec 14. 1787.' •" ' * • 

RoaweU, bom O^S. 1789; married 1. Nancy Hndaon, Feb 99, iSoo.^ 
. ..-jihom, Chariea^ bfwnjaii. 10, 1B96-: ,^ QUve Kingaley. Septi 3* if^j ; 
children :,— Bliaa Jaae, bom May i, 1837. and Geoif e Griflin, bom 
• Gept'ii, 1819. 
Geoqpe, bfva Feb. ao» 17991 died Drc. 1814 ; nnmatried. 
•iJamca.>bom Jaa« :i, 1696-; married hia fonrth-conain, Maiy Amney HydCi 
^v .« dansMcr of Calria Hyde «ad Amney Stanley. 

Huu>AH Bbckwith. daughter of Rev. Roswell and Lydia, 

w;^.)>Qm Nov, 14, 1785 ; married to Alva HoTCHXisa. Jnne 5, 

1800, at Cazenovia. Children: — 

I«a^ Maria, bom'March 6, iSii ; died IMc'io,'i8ii. 

Sarah'itfaria,'bom'Feb.' apb 181 i ;' mairried to Jamea kcot, of Palmyra. 

Suaaa Bliaa, born Dec. 98, 1816 ; mairied to Allen .Seorille. . ' 

Lydia Bmeline, b. Jan. 10^ 1819; m-irrielto B'iaa Biras^ Dx; 33. i8.|,S. 

EuNicB Bbckwith. daughter of Rev. Roswell and Lydia, 
WM.bi^m Dec. .14,. 1787 ; married to Petbr Pbck, Jan. 6, 1814. 
He was son of Bnos Pieck and Anna Marsh, and was bom .Sept. 



•t • » 



^The compilen have found ihna far no evidence tendinfc to reirove their 
doubt aa to anv Benjamin Beckwith in the aeoond colonial aeneration-: for 
the late Miaa Prancea Han waring Canlkina cannot he regained aa final aa- 
thority on thia important genealogical point « 



BidtwUk Nates: vj 

8. 1783. BirniQS died in Jaa'y 1844: Pbter died at Vui Ba- 
ren, N. Y,, Jan. 3, 1871. Childiea, all bora at Camilliui : — 

Xordia, bora Maj 10, 1815 ; married to Joel Poster, of CuiiiUitt. 

Httrict, bora Sept lo^ 1818 ; married to ^^Uam Davie ; ahe died at Oa- 
miUna in 1875. 

Betaej, bora May 15, i8m ; married to Aaahel K. Clark, of Vaa Bitren. 

Daaie:, bora July a, 1896 ; married Betsey Poster. 

^miiam. bora Od. ^ 1830 ; married Hatilda I,amersoii. 

Babzoaai Bhckwith, son of Rev. George and Sarah, (No. 

^1 P-i7)i ^v*^ ham at Lyme ; served 13 days as sergeant in the 

I«ezington alarm, AfMil 1775 ; a deacon of the church at Bast 

Haddam ; married Mary Botlbr ; died at Bast Haddam. 

aa, x8x8, in his 80th year ; Mary died Dec, 3, 1797, in her 56th 

year. Children, (in part, order not kqown : ^ 

Gbobor. Bamsillai. Mary, bora 1769 ; died Nor. 30, 1814. Batler. 
m'd Hannah Cone, Sept. io^ 1797. BUsabeth, m'd to Allyn W. GrilBa, of 
Marietta, March 96, 1797. Nathaniel Brown, (Deacon), married Betaey 
daughter of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail Lord ; died O^ 14, 1823, in hit 
4i8t year, at Beat Haddam. 

Grorgb Beck with, son of Dea. Barzillai and Mary, pipba- 
bly horn and died at Bast. Haddam ; married Patxbncb "^ . 
and had children, (order of birth is nnoertain) : — 
BcT. Barnch B., bqra March 99, 180S ; atndent at WilUama College, and 
' waa giadnated in t8a8 at Anbnra Theological Seminary ; m'd Maria 
Bly Sill, May 93, 183a ; died at Gonveraenr, Jnly 4, i88a^ Maria B.. 
bora O^ 15. 1807, was danghter of William Qill and Jernaha Bly. 
Allen, of Great Harrington ; adm. of eatate Sept. 13. i8i3X. Barsillax.' 
Bliaa. Bmily. Beastds. Pabina, of Gt B. ; adm. of eat Dec'r 
3, 1833. George, of Gt a ; will filed Not, 8, 18421 ICaria, m'd 
to BcT. OalTin Onrfee ; died at Hnnter, N. Y. Patience. Pen- 
elope. Polly. [Above datea from Berkshire Co. Probate Becofd.] 

Babzuaai Bbckwith Jb., son of Barzillai and Mary, was 
horn at Bast Haddam, Nov. 19, 1765 ; married LiviA Gbiffin, 
Sept^ a6, 1791. Children : — 
Norman, bora April 98, 1793 ; married Prancea Clark. Children :— 
Jnlia BUaabeth ; married to Bna G. Stiond. 
Harriet Sophia ; married to Charlea I«ee. 
Franklin Bandolph, bora Ang. at, iSaa ; m-%rried Mary Ann M nn aa tt . . 

(bora in 1809, danghter of Bsra, of Wapping? ). 
Henry Jamea, bora Ang. 94, 1814. • 
Norman dark, bora Jan. ao^ 1834. 



^Of Bev. Barnch " no sons,"— thus written from Great Barrington. 



38« BidtwUh Notes. 

Fvedcrick, born in 1794 ; married hit fototh-Qondii. Jenuha 8il]» Jvlj 6^ 
1817. Children : — ' 

^^niain Bdmnnd, bom Jan. 9, 1819 ; married Sarah Doc. 

Thomaa Stetlinv, bom Jan. 11, iSat ; married Sarmh Oliphaat 

Ooraelia B., married to Bdward Sackett 

GeofieGrittn. 

Haria Steiiinf , married to Jeaae Healey Mdrley. 
Bdmnnd Giifin, bora in 1796 ; died at Somerv. Conn., OA. 1841. 
Geotife, bora in 1799 : died Feb. 1850, at Holino, N. Y. 
BarsiHai, waa a phyaician ; lived at Monmouth, nt 
Biiabeth, married to her fonrth-conain, Micah Sterling Sill. 
Harriet, bora in 1803. 
Bmeline Bye, lived at Bliington. 

Brastus Bsckwith, son of Geor^^e and Patience, was born 
at Lyme in 1793*; married Martha Wilcox in 1821 ; removed 
to Great Harrington. Children : — 

Danxsl W. * ICaarice. Rnv. Boward G. Geotse B. Martha W. 

Daniei. W. Brckwxth, son of Erastus and Martha, waa bom 
at Great Harrington ; married i. Harribt Martin; 2. Laura 
Eunice Pickett. Children : — 

AUce (by tat marriage). Noble Pickett, married Mabel Heath, (M'r 
14, 1896. William Braatna. Bdward Giddinsa. 

Rev. Edward Griffin Heckwith, D. D., son of Brastns 
and Martha ; ordained a Congregational clergyman in 1857 ; at 
Honolnln as miasionafy for aeveral years ; at San Francisco in 
1881, and again at Honolulu in 1889. He married Caroline 
l^ORTER Armstrong, April 17, 1853. She is daughter of Rev. 
Richard Armstrong and Clarissa, daughter of Samuel Chap* 
man, and was bom July 17, 1832. Children : — 
Prank Armatroog, bom at Honolnln, Apr. 23, 1854 ; Williaton Seminary. 
Baatbampton, Maaa.; grad. Yale, 1878 ; Union Tbeol. Sem., 1878-80 ; 
Berlin, Germany, 1880-t , ordained at Santa Barbara, Cal., Dec 1881. 
« Surveyor, Haiku, Hawaii, 1883-4 ; teacher, I^ainaluna Sem., i884-5t 
Married June 17, 1881, BUen Warren Holmea, dauahter of Samuel 
Holmea and Mary Goodale, of Mont Clair, N. J. He died Dec'r la, 
1885, at San Prandaca Children :— > Ruth, bom at Santa Barbara in 
1882, and Holmea, bom at Hawaiian lalanda in 1884. 
Clara, bora Aug. 14, 1855 ; died Feb. 14, 18)561. 
William Chapman, bom March 90. i860 ; died July 94, 186a 
Carrie Amelia, bom Feb'y 3, 1865. 
Bdward Wilcox, bom June 96, 1868 ; died Feb. 34, 1869^ 

Barzillai Bbckwith, son of George and Patience, was bom 



Ndis. 29 

at \iymt \ married Mbrct Wilcox ; lived at Gieat Barrington. 
(Will of Barrillai Beckwith. of Great Banington, filed March 7. 
1865). Chi;idreii : — 

8mily. ICaria, msr. to Eliu Titnner. Pitbitift. Jnlia (d. Tooaa). 
Mary, mar. to Henry Van Winkle. Geofge, died in 1897. Albert. 

Andbsw Bbckwith. believed to have been son of Richard 
and Hannah, (No. 2, p. 23), was bom in 1733 ; (baptized with 
five yonnger children, at Old Lyme. Sept. 20. 1741) ; married 
Cathbunk Shailbr ; removed to Alst^d about 1767 ; chosen 
in 1770 by conductors of religious worship to read psalms ; in 
1772 served on first grand jury in Cheshire Co. Court of Gen- 
end Sessions; died at Alstead, Sept. 20, 1804. Cathkrink, 
daughter of Joseph Shailer, of East Haddam, was bom in 1747. 
and died Aug. 29, 1797.* (Andrbw married a second time, £u- 

NiCB , who died Aug. 26, I803, aged 58. There were 

nine children of the first marriage, of which the following are 
known or supposed : — 

Andbbw. Bbmjamin Baooaa Betaleel. died ot Acworth in 1 Sat- 
Catherine. Hannah. ? Richard. Phcebe. Shailer (died young). 
Simeon IMT. (?) bom in 1784. 

Andrew Bbckwxth Jr., son of Andrew and Catherine, mar- 
ried Sally Moobk, of Alstead, Dec. 31, 1799 ; removed to New 
York. Children : — 

Thankful, bom April 17, 1801. Amoa, bom Dec. 10^ 1807. 

GeofRe, b. Dec. 18, 1805. Nancy, b. Nov. 3, 1809. 

Philander, b. Peb. 7, 180S. Asbbel Cadwell, b. Dsc. 10, 1811. 

Benjamin Brooks Bbckwith. son of Andrew and Catherine, 
was bom at Alstead, June 10, 1786 ; married Joanna Chapin ; 
died at Alstead, July 10, 183 1 ; Joanna, bom at Alstead, May 
23, 1786, (daughter of Justus Chapin and 2d wife, Msrtha Tay- 
lor), and died Feb. 19, 1856. [Justus Chapin was bom at Som- 
eni,Conn., jan'y 30, 1753; married i. Peb'y 29, 1776, Johanna 
Fuller (b. June 9. 1759, d. Jan'y 15, 1779), daughter of Joshua 
Puller; 2. May 19. 1785, Martha Taylor, of Bolum, bom Sept'r 

I9> '7^'] Children : — 

Alfred, bom March as, i8oii ; nuurried Rachael Spanldins, Jnly la, 1809. 

Orinda, born VLxf 8, 1810 ; mirri:: 1 1 j Richu-i KimbAll Metcalf. 
I OliTer, bora at Walpole, April 11, 1816. 

Silaa, bom at Alatead, Nov. 1, iSia 

Riapah Field, bora April 95, 1821 ; married to Geotge Stewart. 



adBft» boni at Alknd, Miar^ iBiS; awited to JohftH, A. Voai«; ' 

R4cwAm> BMsmTB, of ankiuMai pumiti, appveotiy in the 
fifth or tizth genoatiQ&i was born at Baat Haddam, June ao, 
175b ; naanied to Shubasl Hord. of Baat Haddam ; died Jnna 
14, 1800. •Shubabl waa aon of Jnatna Hnrd and Kachari Pul- 
ler.' Children:—^ 

AblaaU, bora Ncnr. 96» 1770 ; ouunicd to Bcajsmia Willey, Haj I4>'i789 • 

iiTed ■! QobhcB, N. H. 
Ijacjt bora In 177a ; married to Nathan Wilcox. 
Shnbacl, married Aaenath Story, of Goahen. 
FlaTel, biira in 1776 ; married Abigail Story, Jnne jo, 1797. 
Wealthy, bora in 1779 ! ai'd to Alvin Wood, of Lempater, May .11, 1801. 
Caadaoe, bora at Lempater, June 7, 1781 ; married June 4, 1806^ to ^yroa 

Beclswith ; livin|r in 1880. 
Rachael, born in 1783. ^ydia. Matilda. Lnman. Sophia, bora 

in I7$5 ; married to Gen. William Gary, aon of IX^Uiam and Jcrvaha 
• SabinCary: • 

Jabsz Bbckwith, of Bast Haddam, was present in 1772 at 
the founding of Lempster, N. H., which town he r e pres e nted 
in the legislature. He waa also commissioned colonel of pro- 
yindal militia. His wife, Blizabbth Huao. waa bom at Bast 
Haddam, May ^s> 1784. Their children were : — 
^NathanieL Bliabeth. MAanN. Jabea. 

' [It'ia learned, ain'ek printing No. 9, p. 36, that Nathaniel Beekwilh and 
Abiaail Hnntley had five more childivn alter 1741, among whom may have 
been Jabes, Nilea, and Jnat poaaibly a later Rachael]. 

1. Adam Huan and wife HAnnah ; at Stratford in i6sa a. John 
married Ann, widow of Joahna Judaout Dee. 10, 166a. 5. BfBNBSfea, b. 
Nov. 1668 ; married Sarah Lane, [b. Feb. 94, 1667. dan, of Robert aad Sa« 
rah (Pickett) Imc]. 4. Jusrua, bora 1791, at Baat rlladdam ; married 
Rachaiel, (1796-1815), dan. of Robert FnUer and — -— Lane, (pcaaibly Re- 
becca or Mary, also danahtera of Robert Lane and Sarah Pickett) ; d. at 
Gilanm in 1804. 5. BxJtABBTB aad SRnaASL. - 6. Camdacb. 

Martin Bsckwith, son of Jabez and Blizaheth. waa bom at 
Lempatefk April 28, 1780, and died not long paat hia one-hnnd- 
redth year. He married TiazAU Jupd and had children : — 

Rev. Hiram. Titiah. Homer. Bliaabeth. 

' Nxma BvcxwiTH, poaaibly a brother of Col. Jabea, ia men. 
tioned iu Oilanm * hiatory aa having been at Bnnker Hill where 

•^Samnel Gilbert and Thomaa Snmner, both from Hebron, Cwm.. five 
each a aylUble of hia nmme to chriaten thia town of Gllaum, where they 
were among the earlieat settlera. 



BdOfwith Nates. 31 

be helped lo carry Gen.' Warren, dyins^, from the field, liassa- 
chnaetts militaiy rolls show that he was a corporal in Jeremiah 
Stiles 's company of Panl Dudley Sargent's regiment, serving 
liCay 15 to Ang. I, 1775 and Odt. 177510 Jan 'y i776.;rihat he 
was detached for service in- Kn6wlton-s Rangers ;-;and that he 
was taken at the capture of Port Washington. He married Jb- 
xncA W^bcR,' who, a pensioner, lived in 1840 with her son 
B3rron. According to Gilsvm history the children were : — 

Warkbn, m. Statsrm Reddins. Charlotte. 

Byeon, born March 24, 1781. ,^ .Betaey, m. to Moaea Cooper. 

Bbtmubl, h in June i^. '* ' Lndnda./ 

I^sanen, m. SaUy Dntton. Bather, in. to PttJief. ' ' ' ' 

Nelson. Jemima. 

. PoUjk 91. to — I — Hodge.. Clariaaa. m. to Caleb Stilea. - 

One of name unlcnown. . . ., 

Warrbn Bbckwith, son of Niles and Jemima, married Sta- 
TIRA Rbddinc in 1805. : Children :, — , 

Ch^rlM, married Fanny Wellman. . Joaeph Warren. Luctnda. mar- 
ried to Charlea BigmDl. Alonaa Sarah. Harriet. SilaavS^ 

Pamela. 

'••* ••.J,'"*" ■• 

Byrok Bbckwith, son of'Niles*and Jemima, born at Lemp- 

ster, March .24, 1781; married Candacb Hurd, June 4, 1806; 

died at Lempster iti 1859. Candacb was daughter of Shubael. 

Hutd and Rachael Beckwith ; she was bom at Lempster, Jun^ 

7, 1781, and was living in 1880. Children : — • 1 . . . . 

T<uman, bom in 180B. ' Blvira, bora m 181 1. Diana, bora in 1813. 

Harriet, bora in 1815.' ' Bmelinei bora in 1818. 

Bbthubl Bbckwith, son of Niles and Jemima, was bom at 
Lempster in June, 1782 ; married i. Bbtsey Davis, June 1868 ; 
she died Aug. 22, 1809; 2. Margarbt Davis, who died 1843, 
aged 52 ; ' (Betsey and Margaret were sisters). Bbthubl died 
at Alstead, Oft. 16, 1831. Children: — 
Bethnel Davia, bora Aug. 19, 1809 ; died at Townaend» Maaf .1 f n 183^ ; 

unmarried. ' 
Salomon, bora in 1816 ; died in 1835. 

Lttcy married in 1837 to Ranaom Tifft, of Slateraville, R. I. « 

John BeiUaiain, born at Alatead, Sept. 6, 1819; married Snaan Jewett ' 
Cnahing, I^. 16, 1843, at Walpole ; removed in 1853 to, Belvidere, 
IlL, and in 1870 to Jackaon Co., Iowa. They had twelve ehildren ; 
two died yonng (in 1861 and 186a), two others were :^ Dr. John C, 
of Corwith, Iowa, who died Jan. 3, 1898, and Helen M., who waa in 



3J Beckwiik N^Us. 

189B cuhier of the Protmi Bank, at Pieatoo, Iowa. Names of other 
chil d i en not kaowa. 
. Chailotte, bora in 1806 ; died 1111846. 

ICatilda, married to Oliver Inman, of Slatenyille, R. I. 

Angnata Amanda, married July 5, 1849, to James Parley Spaldioff, at 
Walpole ; liviiqr at Coloma, Wia., in 189B. 

Nelson B., married Sept 13, 1858, Hannah ICaria Spaldlnff, at Alstead. 
(She was msrried id, in 1868 to C B. Cooke, of Alstead). 

I«inns, married QUsa Dayis. 

Betsey, married 1. to B. Davis : a. to Isaac Loveland. (Davis and Love- 
land were both of Gilsnm). 

Joshua Bsckwith was bom in 1777 at or near New London. 
His father, a merchant of that town, was killed in Arnold's as- 
sault . Sept: 1 78 1, and all his property in g^oods and buildin||;8 
disappeared in the general thieving and burning that followed 
capture. His wifi^ and large family of young children had been 
sheltered in the woods by friendly Indians, and on their return 
found themselves homeless and helpless. The children were 
separately adopted, and Joshua went to a blacksmith named 
Benjamin who either then or later lived about nine miles from 
Albany. He lived here until he became of age. Returning 
from a visit to ConneAicut he met Mbrcy Catkins, of Auster- 
litz, whom he married and near whose home he lived until his 
death in 1865. (His known brothers, /uxr and Charles, lived in 
Connedticut, ^the latter had a daughter, Mrs. Crandall, Nth 
Franklin, Conn.) Children of Joshua and Msrcy : — 
Jason, married Psnny Palmelier ; died at State Line, Mass. ; a aon, Hen- 
ry married Marion Calkins, and lived at North Pownal, Vt 
Lydia, married to Robert P. Griswold ; children :~ Milicent B.. mar. to 
Robert M. Cross. John W., mar. Betsey Ostrander. Laden S., mar. 
Sarah A Fredenbnrv. Caroline V., mar. to Porter S. Higgina. 
William C, mar. Phoebe Spragne ; d. in Penn. Children :— Alexander, 
ofAlford, Mass.; Co. C, 17th Mass. inf., Dec. S5* i86j— May 16, 1865 : 
had sons : Edyrard, Russell C.,;. Riley, and Dewey. Lewis, of Shef- 
field, Mass.; Co. H, 3tst Mass. inf., Nov. 50, 1861— June M, iSSs. Ba- 
rs, of Nevada City ; Co. I, 4th Calif, inf., Jan..3, iSte— Pcb. 9, 186a. 
AUcn, died young. 

dlmanda, mar. to James Butterworth ; died in Kansas ; a dan., Mrs. Gay. 
Oscsr P., msr. Mary Ann Beebe ; sdm. of est. June 5, 1888, in Berkshire 

' Co., Msss.; had four children. 
Isaac T., married — — - Chapman. 
Phoebe, married to John B. Gates ; died about 18501 



BeckwUh Nates. 33 

Danibl Bsckwith/ paientage nnknown.-was born at Lsrme ; 
married Lucy Pbrxims; removed to Butternuts. OtseKoCo., 
N. Y., about X804. He died at WUlett, Cortland Co. Their 
children, probably bom in Connedlicut, were : — 

DuiieL Calvin. Titos. Busra. John. Peter, removed to 
Grand BapicU. Mich.; bad three sons and two danahten ; one son, Wil- 
liam, is said to hold some official position at Grand Sapida. Jabish. 
William. Dorcaa, nu^ried to Richard Bddvt (no children). BUxa- 
heth, married to Daniel Griswold ; children : — Amanda, Harriet, and Dan- 
iel, lordia. and j>osaiblj others. 

Calvin Bbckwith, son of Daniel and Lucy, is said to have 

married a Miss Pbrkins, who afterward became Mrs. Hopkins 

and whose sons Reuben, Aniold, and Cornelius Hopkins are 

mentioned as half-uncles of Calvin's grandchildren. As far as 

yet learned his children were : — 

Bvaas, had a son who was killed while bearina the colors of the 114th 

N. Y. Infsntry, (date not known) ; had also a son livioa at Rockdale, 

N. Y.. in 1899. 

Lttcy, married to Stafford C. Baker ; a daughter, Mni. Pluebe Slocum, at 

Cuylerville, N. Y. 
Bo»ana, was married Nov. 17, 1827, at Gnilford, N. Y.. to K. V. Uulae ; 
. a son died at Warren, Penn., and a daughter, married to Flow- 
ers, and died at Meadville, Mo., Jan. 6, 1896, leaving a son, WiUiam 
Beckwith Flowers, of MeadviUe, to whom the compilers are under 
obligation for this record of the family. He is now Sccretsry of the 
Fanners Mutnal Insorsnce Company, of linn Co., Ma 

EusHA P. Bbckwith, spn of Daniel and Lucy, married Su- 
aANNAH Pbrkins, (whose cotisins Henrietta and Armenia were 
al90 Beckwith wives) ; removed to Chautauqua county ; thence 
to Conneaut, Ohio, where he died. Children : — 

ROSSBLL. Daniel, married i. Martha Ronse and had son. Fiank ; he 
married a second time snd r emo ve d to lows. WilHam, married Lucy 
Gordon about 1843, and died at Dunkirk, IcuTiog sons : — Henry, Walter, 
and Russell (m. —Taylor at Broctoa, lived also. at Bndford, Penn., and 
at Helena, Mont. Blisha. John. Hiram. George, (went to Ca1> 
ifomiain 1849 and died' there). Charles, and Theodore, (both died early). 
Helen. Caroline (Mrs. Capron) ; at Conneaut, Ohia (Three others, 
whose names are not known). 

John Bsckwith, son of Daniel and Lucy, lived at Butter- 
nuts, Qtsego Co., and, later, at Willett, Cortland Co. : married 
I. H8NRIBTTA PsRiciNs; 2. Armbnia Prrkims. [These two 
ivere sisters or cousins and both were Susannah's cousins.] 



34 ^ BeckmUh NoUs. 

John P., born Jnne t% 1818 ; livlnf in 189B at ^Hllctt ; hU ehUdren (n* 
•ent by hinuelf) were :— Chmrkytte, Alonao^ Bogene, BUa^ Adelbcrt 
AUce, and Albert. 

Jabish Bbckwith, son of Daniel and Luty, bom at Lyme 
in 1800 ; went with parents about 1804 to Butternuts ; married 
Polly Bottom in 1823 ; settled at Preston, Chenango Co. ; re- 
moved about 1845 to Chautauqua Co. ; died in 1858.. 

Lucy Ann. Richard B. DaniblL. DcniaaJ. 

Russell Bbckwith, son of Elisha P. and Susannah, bom at 
Guilford/ N. Y., April 13, 1813; married Rosbtta Douglass 
at Predonia, Nov. 17, 1836; died Feb. 9, 1888. His wife was 
bora at Pomfret, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1818: died Jan. 28, 1895. Their 
children, all bom at Pomfret, were : — 

Harriet S., bom Dec. 14, 1859. Charles P., bom Dec. 1. 1842. Amelia 
Sw. bora Jan. 14, 1848. Rnssell D., bom Jan. 4, 1852, died Feb. 7, 1883. 

Charles P.: Bbckwith, son of Russell and Rosetta, bora at 
Pomfret, Dec. i, 1842; married. April 26, 1866, Elizabeth S. 
Dalrymple, at Portland, N. Y. ; removed to Wheelinsr, Mo.—; 
He served in Co. D, 9th N. Y Cav. 0<ft. 7, 1861 —July 17, 1865 
(veteran re-enlistment included). * He received a sabre-cut at 
Brandy Station, and at Culpeper, in support of a battery, his 
clothing Was riddled with bullets and shell. His wife was born 
at Stockton, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1842. Children : — 

Bva M., born Jntte 28,1867. Nellie M., bom Feb. i, 1874. 

Addiaon B., bom March 18, 1869. Cora B., bora Anff. 4, 1879. 
William G., bom Jnne as, 187a. 

Danibl I#. Bbckwith, son of Jabish and Polly, was bom at 
Preston, Aug. 3, 1833 ; went with his parents to Chautauqua 
Co., about 1845 ; in 1856 he married Harrist I,ouisa Morb, 
Odt'r 16,1864, (three days before the battle of Cedar Creek), he 
joined the 90th N. Y. Infantry for service ; served as corporal, 
and as clerk for commanding officer until the close of the war; 
mustered out in June 1865 ; is now living at North East, Erie 
Co.. Penn. Children-: — 
Ida L., bom In 1858 ; married In 1877 to B. Malick ; died in 1884 leaving' 

a daughter, Habel Prancea. 
Mary B., bom in i860 ; married In 1879 ^ J* P* Mcittler ; living at Weat 

Mill Creek, Penn. 
Annie More, born In 1862 ; married In 18S8 to T. B. Hammer ; living at 
Geneva, Ohio. 



. BeckwUk Notes. 35 

Unian May* bom in 1864 ; livinff at North Bast. 

Carrie B., b^m in 1867 ; married in. 1887 to G. A. Watt ; living^ at Belle- 
vne, Ohio. 

LncY Ann Bbcicwith, daughter of Jabish and Polly, mar- 
ried at Preston, An;;. 12. 1S44. to Samdsl Taggart Riddgc«l 
who died abont July 1899 ; lived at Schnyle'r. Nebraska, and, in 
1899, at Odessa, Washington. Children; *' all well educated 
aud successful teachers " : — 
]>phe Ann, bom Feb. 7, 1846 ; was married March 15, 1870 to Charles P- 

Bentlej. 
Marj Jane, bom Jan. 13, 1848 ; married to Blisha Lewis ; she died April 

5. 1891. 
Susan I«ovina. bom Jan. 4, 1850: niarried to /osiah Dalph in 1871. 
Bmma Amanda, bom Jan. 17, 1854 ; married in 187.1 to James Bdward 

Barnes. 
Addle Marion, bora O^ 17. 1858 ( married Dec 98, 1882 to Charles P. 
Miller ; she died Nov. 99, 1886. 

. Sylvakus Bbckwith, of Waterford, Conn., was bom about 

1762 ; maried Lucinda Smith, who was bom about 1787 ; he 

died in 1852. Their children were : — 

Nathan, of New London. Samuel, married Abbj A. Gorton, Sept'r i, 
1854 ; of New London. Calvin. Nelson. Sjlvanns, of Brid^port. 
'Allen, removed to Bath, Me. Ludnda, married to Weed, of Nor- 
wich. Dan. married to George Nichols, of Savannah, Ga. Dau. mar- 
ried to James Hay. Dan. married to William Keeler. 

Bbtsey and William Bbckwith, probably of New London, 
are mentioned in Deacon R6gers*s notes as sister and brother of 
Amos Beckwith. The notes read further, that Betsey was 
married to Edward' Brbbb, who was bom in 1775, and that 
William married a sister of Edward Beebe, (she was bom in 
1779) ; children of William Jr. and Hannah (Lester) Beebe. Es- 
ther, bom in 1787, also a daughter of William Jr. and Hannah, 
was married to Caleb Beckwith Jr., son of Caleb Beckwith and 
Joanna Beebe. (No. 2, p. 27). 

Dr. G^orgeT Beckwith and wife Racha^l are named in 
proceedings of a church-meeting at Litchfield, Aug. 5, 1790. 
From record of that church it is seen that unmarried daugh- 
ters, Rachael and Caroline, joined Odl. 6. 1 794. aud that Caro- 
line was dismissed to church at Lisle, Broome (2o., N. Y., Feb. 
I, 1804. George Jr. gave a deed to his parents Jan'y 30, Ux>4. 



:i$! . Bickwiik Notes. 

It Mems quite possible that the Dodtor waa son of Rev. George 
Beckwith and Sarah Brown, aa the datea do not on their face 
ahut out anch hypothetical aaaipinient of this family to a place 
among the posterity of Jonah and Rebecca. 

G90RGK BscxwiTB, of Burlington, is mentioned as **qnite a 
mathematician, " and had been captain of Connedlicut militia. 

His grandchildxen think that his wife was Prttibonb. 

. Children, order unknown : — 

Haitm, (his widow, Mn. Bmeline Beckwith, lived at Lompoc, Santa 
Barbara Co., California). 

Harriet, married to Caae ; a son, Geoise, lived at Burlington. 

Amoret, married to — ^^> Perry. 

Caliata, waa bora in 1804 ; married to Dr. John Wilson ; the died at Oak 

Creek, Wit., March 3, 1864. 
LuxB, born Aug. 50, 1819^ 
Clakissa Ammb, born March 18, 1893. 

LUKS Bbckwith, son of Geoige, bom at Burlington, Aug. 
30, 1819 ; left home about 1835 and served an apprenticeship at 
Unionville ; he is mentioned as an intelligent and skilful me- 
chanic t married May B. Swift, Dec.' 31, 1844; removed to 
Wisconsin, and died at Berlin, Jan. 10, 1891 ; May died April 
36, 1893. Children, (two bom at Oak Creek, two at Berlin) : — 

Jamea firerett, bom May 39, 1850 ; died Odt 3, 1854. 

Mary BUa, bom April 91, 1852 ; died Jnly 14, 1888. 

Bdwaed B., bom Nov. 4, 185& 

Ida, bom Dec 8. 1857 ; died Jan. 5, 1858. 

CuiBLiBSA Ajxsz Bsckwith, daughter of George, was bom 

at Burlington, March 18, 1823 ; was married to Adxn P. Ho- 

BART, June II, 1850; lived at Oak Creek, Wis.; she died Odt*r 

25, 1880. (In 1867, Mrs. Hobart, with her daughtem, visited 

a cousin, Stephen Beckwith, at Brighton, N. Y., at that time a 

widower with two sons). Children : — 

A fon, bom April 96, 1851 ; die4 Ang. 24, 1851. 

Caroline A., bom Feb. 16, 1855 ; married to Clinton Hnntinston L^wi^ 

of Madiaon, Wia., June 96, 1878. 
Chailea A., bom Jan. la, i$57 ; died Aiiril 2a, 1863. 
Pnncea Ullisn, bom Dec 11, 185S. 
Pruiklin J., bom Jan. 31, 1864 ; married Bertha C. I«cwia, 06L 14, 1891. 

Edward E. Bbckwith, son of Luke and May, was bom at 

.Berlin, Wis., Nov. 4, 1856; married Maris Bbrgstrom, July 

so, 1880, at Neenah. He was teacher in the high schoul at Ber- 



Beekwiik Noies. yj 

• • ■ 

lia' in 1876. and later as principal of city schools at West Bend. 
Oconomowoc, and Neenali. He is now City' Superintendent of 
Schools at Sturgeon Bay. A daughter : — 
Marie Ethel, bora at Wett Bend. Dee. i, 1883. 

• Gkorgxana Beckwith, (parents unknown), married Sept'r 
22, 1865 to BUAS Chahpion. a painter, who was born at Old 
Lyme, April 14, 1845 ; son of Horace Champion and Jane May- 
naid. (His gr-grandfather, B^ra Champion, was brother of the 
Polly (married to Dan Beckwitb), also of Reuben (married a 
daughter of Matthew 'Beckwith 4th), Usq of Stephen (whose 
grandson married a daughter of Josiah Beckwith Jr.). His gr- 
father, Ezra Champion, had first-cousins Anne, and Caroline 
Champion, (who were married to Richard, and William Beck- 
with). Elias and Gborgiana had children : — 

Leonard, born Jaa*7 S. 1868. 

Walter Owen, bom April ao, 1871 ; died Aiif. 16. 1873. 

CHARtES H. Beckwith, of Norwich, was bom in 1806 ;* mar- 
ried Esther Harris Pctter. July 21, i3i'>: died in 1S59: 
She was bom Odt. 4, 1813 ; dau^^hter of Thorn is Pbcter and 
Esther Harris, (married Aug. 25, iSiij. Children: — 

Sarah, bomin 1830 ; died in 184a 

Praneea, bom in i8j6 ; married 1. to Samuel A. Griffin, Dec. 17, 1854 ; a. 
to J. Jerome Palmer, Feb. 14, 1886. 

Elisabeth, bom in i8j8 ; died in 1840. 

Charles U., bom in 1841 ; served in Co. C. 2d Conn. Inf., April 22, — Auf. 
. 7, 1861, (three months esU) ; and in Co. I, 18th Conn. Inf., July .to, 
iSSatill death, Dec i, 186a. (Name of Mr«. listher H. Potter, de- 
pendent mother, liring at Norwich, appeara in list of pensionerm 
Jan'71, 1881). 

Isabel, bom in 1842 ; married 1. to Horace H. Rusers, April 16, 1864 ; 2. 
to Allen L. Modke, Nov. 29, 18S7. 

Thomas Potter, bora in 1848 ; marr'd H. Jennette Harris, M'ch 31. 1881. 

Mary A, bom in 1854 *, died in 1874. 

Humphrey Bbckwith, inrents unknowo, iparried Thikzkii 
HUHPHRHY in 1814. She was bom at West Avon, Conn., Sept. 
35, 1799 ; daughter of Capt. Ralph Humphrey, of Simsbury, 
and Rebecca, daughter of John and Mary (Riley) Woodford, 
Childien of Humpurby and Thirzbh were : — 

Jane, married to Mkjor Darling. Plsjretta. Austin, lived at Potter- 
rille, Penn. Susan. Samnel. 



iS Beckwiih Notes. 

• 
Crauitcet Bbckwith married Silbncr Phslfs. They had 
at least two children whoae maniage icoord has been remem- 
' beied and lecofded. 

DofQu, was married Od'r 9» 1811 to Beriah Noitoo Shlpmaa, who wm 
boni ICij 13, 1784, at Chester, Cods. Nine duldmi. 

CIsriiM, #u married i. Jan. 1, 1816, to Nathaniel Ha^eai : 2. to 

Sadtli ; 3. hii834 to Alfred Wniey. 

Ma&cia Bbckwith, of West Winfield, N. Y., (her parenUge 
nnknown), waa married Ang. la, 1885 to OItIVBR Wayland 
BsAZiS, a lawjrer, who^waa bom May 31, 1858, at Litchfield, 
N. Y.. (aon of Oliver Brainerd Beala and Bmma Champion). 
A daughter: — 

Marian, died jonas* 

HmxnvA BBCKwrfH, parenta nnknown, waa married to Al- 
fred MuKaoN, aon of Dr. Joseph Munaon and Anna Beardaley, 
of Ponltney, and Wella, Vt. (Dr. Joaeph waa bom about 1780, 
and died in 1852 ; aon of John Munaon and Mary Mansfield, of 
Hamden, Conn., and Hebron, N. Y.). Children:-— 

Laara Ann, married to Franklin Fenton. Helen, married to Joha S. 
Wella. Thomaa, died aged 15- 

Mahala Bbckwith, daughter of Joaeph Beckwith and Ba- 
ther (Waite), was bom April 6, 1805; married i. to Charlbs 
TiMKBR ; a. March 29, 1839, to Prbdbrick Champion, (bora 
Feb. 7, 1795 at South Ljrme). He waa aon of Henry Champion 
and Bunioe Miller, (daughter of Bzra Miller and Sarah Lay).' 
The name of Mahala Champion ia found in Hat of penaionera, 
Jan. i, 1881, then living at Lyme, a widow. A aon : — 
^Albert, bom May 14, 1842, at Black Hall, Conn. ; died Aug. 7, i$52. 

Pakmy Bbckwith, of Lyme, parentage unknown, married to 
BuaHA Strong, who waa bora Jane 26, 1771 ; lived at Col- 
cheater, and Saybrook. Children : — 
. Fanny, married to Dariion, Ambroae, and Bliaha, (aeamen). 



Samubl Bbckwith, aon of Daniel and Ruth, llie conjeftu- 
ral aaaignment (No. 2, p. 40), of a wife Miriam and children 
Bleazar, Abner, Seth, Jaaon, Richard, Caroline, Bsther, and 
two daughters known only by married namea of Parker, and 
Smith, is now known to be without warrant of record or of 
trustworthy family knowledge or tradition. If it contains a 



' Beckwith Notes, 39 

• 

sinall percentage of trath, that moat be because some truth is 
at times entangled with wildest genealogical confusion and er- 
ror. At this hour (in Feb. 1901) no namsable Beckwith in any 
generation has been found with such wife and children. 

CAROLiint BscKWiTH, probably second child of Rev. Bleazir 
and Hannah, was born July 8, 1769, at New London (as be- 
lieved) ; was married Feb. x, 1786 to John Marvin (4th) ; died 
at Surry, N. H., April 12, 1852. [It has been told otherwise; 
namely, that she was bom July 8, 1758, and was daughter of 
Daniel and liiriam. But this mikei too slight account of Mr. 
Henry Truman Beckwith 's knowledge, which was of some gen- 
ealogical value The above statement consists best, on the 
whole, with the few known tadts, and as well as can any single 
statement with various confused traditions.] John was born 
at Ljrme, Dec. 15, 1763, and died at Surry Nov. 15. 1837. The 
children were ; — 
Seth, bam in 178S ; nvriel i. Sn«a!i GUcreass in i^S ; she died in 1831; 

s. Naomi BUm ; he died in 1852. 
Esther, born in 178S ; mvtied to N ithan Chandler, Nov. 18, 18 19 ; she 

diedJaa.-6, 1851. 
Iceland, bom Jnly 31, 1789; married in 1810 Pattj Thomson ; she was born 

Feb. 7. 1793, and died April 4, 1878 ; he died March 17, 1856. 
James, bom in 1791 ; died in 1825. 

Shepherd, bom Jan. 12, 1793 ; married Mary B. Putnam, OA. 27, i8t6 ; 
she wah bom at Windsor, Vt, Much 15, 1795, and died Dec. 24, 187a. 
Shephetd died Ana. 6^ 1871. 
Nehemiah, bom in 1794 ; died in 1807. 

Richard, bom Sept 7, 1796 \ married Mary Caine, July 12, i8ai ; she wa^ 
bora at Montreal, May 8, 1801, and died April 19, 1877 ; Richard di; 1 

Feb'y 3.|i879- 
John, bora May 31, 1799 : married Mrs. Sarah B. Cobb, Nov. 3, i8jj ; he 

died Sept 26, 1872. 
Mary, bom in 1800 ; died Nov*r 1807. 
Ransom, bom June 11, 1802 ; married Sophronia Hutchinson ; slie was 

bom at Montpelier, Nov. i, 1804, and died March 24, 1869 ; Ran^ni 

died Oa'r 8, 1837. 
MARVIN. — I. Rbymou) and wife Joan, of Ramsey, Basex. 3. 6l- 

^The probability of this parentage rents on the facts that Jason was son 
of the same parents, that a danahter was wife ot LrUai<ui Huntley, and tha: 
(proline, a deiiajnian's dauahter, had sucii-aauied brotaer aud su-m irried 
sister. It is learned since printing page loUiat J asu.m married 1. Ph-jsui^ 
Muxaa ; 2. Miucbnt KirraBDOic. . iiiwii O., son uf Jason an J Milic^nc. 
bom in t8i6 and died Jan. 22, 1845. 



40 Bsekunik NoUs, 

WA&D and wif« ICaigaret, of Great Beotley. [For these name* with much 
other matter of intereat to deaoendaiita lee Marvin English Ancestry : — 
BoafeOB, 190a] 3, EavMOLO and wife Marj, ooloniata ; he was haptiaed 
June 7, 1593 ; died in 166a ; Karj died in 1661. 4. Lmrr. Rkynou), bap. 
Dec. 90, 1631 ; m'd Nor. 97, 1663 ; d. in 16761 Wife, Sarah, bapt*d Feb. 14. 
1644, waa dan. of George Clarke Sr., (died Ang. 16901 and wife Mary, (died 
Sept 23, 1689). 5. John, horn in 1664 ; married Saiah Gnham. 6. John, 
bom Anff. 8^ 1698 ; married i. Mehetahel, danghter of Henry Champion 
3d and Sarah Peterson and granddanghter of Henry Jr. and Susannah (De 
Wolf), Feb. 24, 1796; (ahebom Sept 4, 1709) ; a. Mrs. Sarah (Grinnell), 
widow of John Brooker. 7. John, son of Mehetabel, bore Jan. 30, 1727 
at Lyme ; married Feb. 10. 1747 hia atep-sister Sarah, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Grinnell) Brooker. 8. John (4th). 

t. 

I. H. 9* 
PATBR 

J0ANNB8 Franciscus 

BBCKWITH, S. J. 

Natns. 30 Ang. 1821, 

Obiit, 3 Sept 1863. 

R. I. P. 

Bre^d by 

St Vincent de Paul 

and 

Mary and Martha 

Societies, 

St Gall's Church, Milwaukee. 

Martha Brckwith. parents unknown, but probably of G*t 
Barrins^on, Mass., was married to Edwin Davip Humphrey, 
who was bom March 14. 1842 ; son of Mark Humphrey and 
Phoebe Jane, daughter of Edwin Roys and Hannah Underwood, 
of New Marlboro. Mark was son of David Humphrey and So- 
phronia Hamlin, and grandson of Hugh Humphrey and Deziah 
Pixley. Children of Edwin D. and Martha : — 

BUa. Annie. Roy. 

**Capt.*' Bbcxwith, of New Ix>ndon, married Maky Smith. 
daughter of James D. Smith i^nd Martha W. Stanton. (Martha 
W. Stanton was bom Nov. ay, 1825, daughter of John Jr. and 
Lucy [Peckham] Stanton). Children : — 

Martha. Annie. Charles. I«issie. • 

Edward Manning Bbckwith, son of Mayhew and Eunice 
(Rand), married Mary Asbnath Starr, who was bom March 



Beekwiik Naies, 41 

ft ■ 

II, 1857 ; lived at Canning, N. 8. (Mayhew was wm of Handf 
ley Beckwith ; (No. 2, p. 15). x 

Blizabbth Ann Bbckwith, danghter of JosepH and liaitha 
(I«yon) Beckwith, was bom Sept. 13, 1821 ; married to Jambs 
AiiUSON Starr, of Corawallis, N. S., and St. Johns, N. B. 

Harribt Sophia Bbckwith, daughter of Francis Edward 
and Harriet Norton (Greenwood) Beckwith, was horn Dec'r 20. 
1834 at Prederidion, N. B.; was married to Lbwis Pickbtt, of 
Kingston, Grand Falls, and Hillandale, N. B. 

. Rbbbcca Bbckwith; married in 1817 to Thomas Edward 
Smith, of Shediac, N. B., who was horn Nov. 23, 1795. 

Gordon G. Bbckwith, of Hampden, Colnmbia Co., enlisted 
Nov. 20, 1861, in Co. I, i8th Wis. Infantry, and died in service 
May 26, 1862, st Hamburg, Tenn. 0<St'r 4. 1866 his widow, 
whose name ts unknown, left three children in care of the Wis- 
consin Soldier's Orphan's Home .at Madison ; names and ages 
of children, from Report of Superintendent, 1867.: — 

RcwlU, 7. Charles, 6. Blisa, 4. 

JuuA Ann Bbckwith, daughter of Henry and Martha, (No. 
2, p. 38), was bom Sept. 14, 1808; married in 1827 to John M. 
Clark, (son of Ozias Clark, of Pawlet, Vt.); in 1845 removed 
to Whitewater, Wis. He died May 18, 1864 ; Julia Ann died 
Feb. 28, 1883. (John M. was bom at Pawlet. March 3, 1803, 
and married at Granville. N. Y.) Children : — 

Henry Beckwith. born Nov. 13. iSag; died Jan 11. 18^ 

Ffmnccs, bora April 95, 1831 ; aMrricd i. to Leander Birve ; j to Charles 
R. Gtbbs, Nov. ao, i860. 

Charles M.. born Nov. 05. 183.^ : married f. Bllen Bassett ; 2. BUen Hoi- 
brook ; livins at Whitewater. 

Stephen Bbckwith, of Pike, N. Y., served in the war for 
independence in a New York (or New Jersey) regiment which 
was part of Washington's army in the retreat from Long Island. 
The date of his death is not known, but it is said by a grand- 
son, that the widow^was married to — Sykes and removed 
to Romeo, and later near Oxford, Mich. Children : — 
. Stephen Jr.. removed to Battle Creek : had children Phllo and Abiirail. 
John. A sister married to Parrish ; removed to Mich. 

John Beckwith. son of Stephen, of Pike, married Culoe 



Dkaxs, dani^hter of a aoBHtrof't hc i e v D lu tfa»;. *waaa Uack- 
smitb ; removed to Penton, 'Mich., aboat 18^3. Childxcn : — 

Monioc, lived at Ftttoi^; a mb, EUswoftli M. 

Jttomtt lived at Oxford. 

Xjufaystte,' at Fcttton ; aenred itt tfh Mich. laltetnr is the civil war. 

Wwia, aaoldier of.Oo. I,dtkMich. Qavaliy.diedat AadefaoaviUe, Ga.. 
.Maj 31, 1864. 

.Geofie, of Chicago, ealiated from Lake Miliar A«f. 14, ifl6i is Oo. A, rat 
l^a Cavalry ; diichatied Nov. 13, 1861. 

A daaahter, who waa married to Richard Vaa'Slyfce. of Lake Milla. 

Isaac Bbckwith, one of the older sons of Geoiig^e, (No. 2 
pp. 19-20), owned a farm on the aite of Unionville, in Hartford 
county. He waa drowned in a freshet of Parmington river in 
attempting to recover floating pro p ei ty . -r^No dates are found, 
but hia birth must have been about 1760. (There ia reason to 
think that Geoige, his fidher, was bom a few years earlier than 
the date of his baptiam in 1743). - The late Rodney Barnes did 
not doubt that Isaac was a nephew of Dea. Thomaa BeeVwith, 
of Burlington ; and this testimony is of very great genealogical 
value, for the descendants of George and those of Thomas are 
numerous. One of these lines hss hitherto escaped high«daring 
genealogists, while the other haa 'been taken from the house of 
Jonah, thrust into that of Capt. Joseph, and treated in ita later 
generationa aa if had no ris^hts that ingenioua genealogists are 
bound to reapedt. Children' : — 

BFHJAMUf. Chloe, nmnicd to Joahna Moaea ; had a daufhter, Mary, 
(married to — - Pond), and a aoo, Bichard. laaac 

Bbnjamik Bbckwith, son of Isaac, wsa bom 0<St'r 28, 1787 ; 
married Bstsby Barnbs, who waa bom Odt*r 23. 1786, daugh- 
ter of Israel and Susannah (Hill) ; Bstsky's sister Susannah 
waa wife of Chauncey Beckwitb, (p. 1 1). Bbnjamik died Peb. 
22, 1850 ; his widow died OA. 11, 1859. Children : — 
GaoaoB, bom Aug. 99, 1805 ; married Loviaa Anatif . 
Bll, bom Sept aa, 1S07 ; died April 11, i8aa 
Henry, bora Jvae i, 1809 ; oiarried Helen Anadn (alater of Loviaia), and 

had a daaabter, Jnlia ; died in 1865. 
laaac, bom Ana- a. iSri ; married in 1831 Stella Letitia Humphrey, who 
waa bora March 1817, at New Hartford. She waa danahter of Georfe 
Humphrey and I«oU Woodford. A a<m, Gnatavns C. Beckwith, rep- 
reaented his town in the Conneiticut legislature in 18861 
Catharine, bora Sept. 10, iKi> 



BeckwUh Notes. 43 

UarietlA, tern ICay io^ 1817 ; died Mmy is ifli99- 
Beajuain, bom Jan. 93, 1893 ; liad aon Jolui B. 
Artemisia, bora Dec 18, iSaJSu 
Addia, blira No¥, 3, iftig ; ammed to » Bddea. 

Gborgb Bsck^ith, son of Benjamin and Betsey, was born 

Ang. 29, 1805 ; married I/>vi8A Austin, daughter of Benjamin 

and Susannah (Goodwin) Austin, of New Hartford, who were 

married Feb. i, 1794. Children: — 

P0U7 Ann, married to — — - Mowry : lives at Hattford. 

Geotge Sberman, of GruiWlle, Maaa.; married Bliia Jane Barnes, and 

had danshter, Bmily married June i, 189a to Geoiie Allen OoUina. 
Helen. Austin. Albert, a soldier of Co. P, ad Conn. Heavy Artil- 
lery, enlisted from New Hartford Ang. 19, 186a : died Jan. i, 1865. 

Austin Bbckwith, son of George and Lovisa, was a soldier 
of Co. I, 22d Conn. Infantry, enlisted from Canton, Sept'r i, 
1862 ; died July 7, 1863. His wife was Charlottb Mills, and 
their children were : — 

Geotse. Amelia. Harvey. Maria. Bdward If ills, married June 
to, 1891, Sarah Adelaide Dasgett. Alice. . 

Marvin Bbckwith, was the oldest (?) of four brothers whose 
mother was named Hall. His brothers were Da^iibl, who had 
a son Andrew ; Albert C. , who married Laura Bsler. and had 
children: Mary E., and Gertrude; Hdwin. The children of 
Marvin were : — 

Clara. Phcebe. Maria. Jnlla. Charles. * 

Chauncbv Bbckwith, one of four sons of an unassigned Jo- 
nah, was bom in 1785; married before 1819, and died in 1852. 
The meag^ information relatins^ to him and his family was fur- 
nished by a daughter-in-law of his son Seymour to a corres- 
pondent at Willoughby, Ohio. Children : — | 

SavMOua. GeoiRe. Amos. Channoey. SamneL Blislia.(?) 
Mary. Harriet Sarah. 

Sbymour Bbckwith, son of Chauncey, was bom in 1819; 
married Elbanor Wright'; lived in 1897 at Brie, Penn. The 
children were : — 

Mark. Dwight. Prank. 'Josephine (died youns). 

DwiGHT Bbckwith, son of Seymour and Eleanor, married 

Southbrna, whose mother was widow of the Albert C. 

Beck with above-named. Children: — . 
IlanieL Rnth. Clinton. Stella. Frank. 



44 Bidamth Notes. 

IKA Bbckwith mnd wile Hammah, (See page lo). Porter 
infomuiticm relating to fiunilies of their aona aad danghtefs has 
been fimnd. A granddaughter,. Fidelia, not bdow-named, waa 
married to Bdwin Rogem, and died ICarch 6. 1857 aged forty 
yeara. Ira is credited in the " Cheshire Co.- Gazetteer ** with 
service as a Revolutionary soldier. 

Scbeoca, married to Beia Hnnphrey ; the diildfen : Hirsm. Blc^. 
Raansh. Abel. Ira. Merab. And four daoglitefa. 
\ Betaey, waa bom In 1789 ; married Dec'r 97, iSia to Riifna Mcwctt, who 
waa boro at Tinmonth, Vt, Jttse 8, 1784 ; bob off Daniel Newell aad 
Naacj (Curtis). His first wife waa Rebecca Retikwfth, bom Martii 
17* 17^ (daairliter off Rev. Amoa Beckwitli aad Snaaaaah Trnmaa), 
1^ whom he had oae child ; off the sevea childea off Ruffaa aad Bet- 
ney, the name off bnt one ia known here : H|nm, bora at Bnrhe, Vt, 
Julx«3i, 1815; married Afiril aa, 1840 Phcebe* danffhier off Lemnel 
Terbnah. Rnffna Newell died at MtUe PaHa, N Y., Feb. 15. 1875. 

Pliilinda, waa married to Thomas Townsend, off 8ottth Reading and West 
Bnrke, Vt 

Mary ( Polly), bora in 179.1 ; died Febi 8, 1843 ; nnmarried. 

Jarcd , (died yonns). 

Annie, married to Sanncl Batoa, off Sutton, Vt. 

Daniel, married Ladnda Orcutt ; lived at Weat Burke : children : Nancy. 
Silaa. .Chariea. Mary. Jane. George. Alison. Bl- 
bridge. Bstelle. 

Stephen, (died young). [Alao, a later-bora aramaif.] 

Bunice, married to John Croaa, off Bases, N. Y. 

Abigail, married to John luM, of Sutton ; children : Augustus. Bl- 
len. Asro. Oscar. ' Maria. 

Jared, a adidier off the war of 181a ; married to Ijucy Bingham ; ChUdfcn : 
Silaa. Joet (?) William. I^^dia, married to — — GriaMa, 
off Springfield, Vt Milan. 

Stbphbn Bbckwith, son of Ira and Hannab, was bom Afiri! 
19, 1802 ; married Cynthia Osgood, Nov. ai. 1830; died April 
8, 1877. Cynthia bom May 9, 1805; died Nov. 19, 1889. 

Ira Alonao, bora Feb. 18, 1833 : died Odi'r 3, 1893. 
. Bmbumb R., bora April 9, 1834. 

Oliire R. , bora May 1 1. 1836 ; unmarried. 
Nbllis B., bora May 7, xSjS. 

Diantha C, bora Jan. 13, 1848: was married Odi*r 16b 1879 to William 
Westney ; living at Scotland, Conn. 

Bmblinb R. BscKwrrH, daughter of Stephen and Cynthia, 
was bom April 9, 1834 ; was married to MosBS A. Cragin Jan. 
25f 1854; lives at . Marlow. Children: — 



^ Beekwiih Notes. 45 

Lnicts, married Flora M. Grimea. ' Charlea A., mamed Annie GrU&tlL 
Pred H., married Bdith Gould. 

' NBU.IB C. Beckwxth, daughter of Stephen and Csmthia, 
was bom May 7, 1838 ; was married June 6, i860 to Hbnry N. 
Warb/, lives at Hancock, N. H. Children : — 

Clarence EL, married Annie Lee. Blmer. Bngene M., married P. 
J. Barber. Flora C married John Coolidge. 

Amos Bbcxwith, son of Amon and Sarah, married Matilda 
Bbckwith, daughter of Jason and Phoebe (Miller). (See page 
1 1). Children : — 

Charlotte, married to Joaeph P. SfMnldinir : had two sons who died early 
and a danyhter, Harriet B.» who is married to Blbridge Phelps, of Marlow. 
Amon. Phcebe. Sarah. Harriet Matilda. Oliver P. Mind- 
well. MaryU BUen A. 

Amos Bbckwith. son of Daniel and Miriam, was bom April 
17, 1754 at Lyme; married Susannah Trumak ; was at Mar- 
low in 1*787. and later at Burke and Sutton ; ordained a Baptist 
clergyman at Brtittleboro, and preached at Putney. He died at 
Sutton. Dec*r 6, 1822. Susannah was bom at New London 
Aug. 4, 1760; died at Sutton, Sept. 21, 1839.^ Children ; — 

Abigail, bom in 1781. Daniel ittid Tmman (twins), bom Odt 15, 1783 ; 
(Daniel married Sylvia Newell, and died Nov. 3, 1854 ; Tmman died aged 
91s). Rebecca, bom March 17, 1786 ; married Dec. 5, 1805 to Rnfns New- 
ell, (aee p. 44). John. Hlisabeth, bora March 94, 1792 ; was married 
to Truman Newell, Sylvania, bom Dec. aS, 1795 ; married to Arad Ball ; 
a daughter,. Caroline, bom Aug. iSja, ia now living at Keene, N. H., (was 
married to Blbridge Gee). 

John Bbckwith, son of Amos and Susannah, was bom (3dk. 
12, 1789; married Matilda Shaw March 11, V821. Children : 

U>doaka, married to Rnfus D. Wilson. Corydon. Amos. Laura, 
married to David Joy, of Ludlow, Me. Daniel N. Tmman. John. 
Henry. Kate. Sarah. 

Among details of the Daniel-and-Miriamite Beckwiths, not 
printed in their place, are these: Hannah, wife of Rev. Blea- 
zar Beckwith, was daughter of Eber Lewis, an early settler of 
Marlow (in 1772). Jason and wife Phoebe had daughter Pkcsbe. 
and it is thought that they had also sons Gurdon and Harris. 
It seems unlikely that Miriam went to Marlow earlier than 1781 
when her son was appointed to preach Baptist doctrine there. 
As shrewdly remsrked by Mrs. Burt, it is improbable that the 



46^ Beekwiik Notes. 



widow went as early, as 1765 with children as young as Ira and 
Amon to a new and distant settlement, leaving her older sons 
at Lyme ; for no trace of any of them is found there earlier than 
J781. Besides that Ruel and Titus never went there, Amos was 
a Connedticut soldier. * Ira's short service was prabably at the 
close of the war. The statement of her removal in 1765 needs 
some circumstance to give it color. 

AtSTBAD was chsftered in 1763, ha& 103 dwellen in 1767, mnd in 1771 had 
* twenty-five families, ten linirle men, and nine part-reaidenta. 

GiuinM. Original granteea, July 13, 1763. Abel Allen, bom at Windsor, 
Conn., in 1733. Joseph "Beaket" Noah Beebe. Wolston Brockway, of 
Lyme ; settled at Snrry in 1763. Daniel, Hliphalet, Jonathan, Joshua, and 
William Dart, of Bolton, Conn. Joshna Puller, of Bolton. Samuel Gilbert 
and son Samuel, of Hebron. Conn. Stephen Grllwold. Jonathan Smith 
Sr.. of Bolton, settled in 1764. Jonathan Smith Jr. John Starling, bom 
OA. aS. 1704 ; son of Capt Daniel Starling and Mary Bly, of Lyme, Conn. 
Rev. Clement Sumner, minister at Keene. (married Blixabeth, daughter of 
Samuel Gilbert). Thomas Sumner, of Hebron. David Taylor, of Bolton, 
(gave to nephew. Puller). Obadiah Wilcox, of Guilford, settled in 1764. 
Allen WlUey. Joseph Willey, bora liarch 32, 1734 ; aon of Joseph WiUey 
and Lttcretia Holmes, of Bast Haddam. Lemuel Willey, of Bast Haddam. 
sold to Allen Willey, of same plaee ; (grantee 4Uid clerk at Lempster. The 
names of Thomas Hsrvey, Justus Hurd, John Marvin (3d), Thomas Pitkin, 
and Benjamin Sumner, are also found as early settlers. 

(jOBHBM. Taxpayers who obje^d to paying church-rates in both towns 
(Goshen and Lempster). Nov. 16, 1796. 
^Nathaniel Beckwith. Micah Morse. John Tomson. 

Calvin Bingham. James Philbrook. Allen Willey. 

Heaekiah Bmerson. Sihu Smith. 4<rathan Willey. 

Daniel Marston. William Story. *>Beuben WiUey. 

LsMPSTsa. The first town-meeting was held in 1774, at the inn of Blijah 
Prink. The legal voters were : — 

Jabes Beckwith. Blijah Prink John Perkins. 

BUjah Bingham. Major Unkham. William Story. 

Silsa Bingham. WiUUm Markham. Allen Willey. 

William Carey. Timothy Nichols. Benjamin Giles, J. P. 

Marlow. Chartered Odt 7, 1761. Names of heads of families, and of 
aingle men : the latter marked with a * : — 

Abel Beckwith. Joseph Huntley. Richard Otis. 

Sylvanus Beckwith. 'Lois Huntley (widow). Timothy Owen.* 

Abner Bingham. Nathan Huntley. BUsha Royce. 

Bphraim Bruckway. Sylvanus Huntley. Jonathan Royce. 

Samuel Canfield. Bbcr Lewis. Nehemiah Royce, 

Titus Church. Blisha Mack.. Ruel Royce. 



BeckwUk Noies. 47 

Samttftl Cooiitock.* So lom on ICack. Joaepli Tftna. 

SdloBon Gee. Zopbar Made* Abiaba Tubbs. 

Joba Gaatla. Aaapb Matber. Abner Tubb^* 

fltyw^ Gnsdn. Jobn Nojes Matbcr. Martia Wade. 

Jaaper Himtley. Nicodemoa Miller. 

Orrbn Bbckwith, 3d aon of UBxvcy and Martha (Dntton) 
Beclcwith. [Re^arrangement of pp. 76-77, Marvin Beckwiih of 
SouthingUm^ with a few additions,] Oruin was bom April 15 
1795 at Sonthington ; became a carpenter and joiner; married 
Abigail Hoisington about 1814 ; removed, as is thought, to 
Oppenheim, thence to Alb\on, and in 1837 to Morenci, Lenawee 
Co., Mich., where he cleared a fazm and worked at his trade, 
and where he died Jan 'y 17,. 1854. Abigail, daughter of Solo- 
mon and Abigail (Clark) Hoisington, bom (probably) at Sonth- 
ington March 2, 1797 ; died May 13, 1874. Children: — 

CaroUnc, born March ao^ 1815 ; married to Martin Davit ; had daughter, 
• Jane Aosnata. 

John, bom Odt 15, 1817 ; died Dec. 15, 1837. 

Alvin Clabk, bom Ana. 9* 1893. 

Mary, bora Ang. ii. 1824. 

CBLS8TIA, bora Nov. I9, 1827. 

]ANB ANN, bora May 13, 1831. 

Bdwin, bora Jnne 5, 1836 ; died March 15. 1838. 

Makibtta. bora Not. 37, 1838. 

HOISINGTON.— I. JORM or Wethsrsfield. 9. John, (and Blisabsth) of 
Hartford and Parmington. 3. John, bora Nov. 5, 1713; mVJ i. Nov. 1, 
1735 Sarah Temple, of WalUngfonL She died Nov. 11, 1749^ at Sonthing- 
ton. (A second wife died at Sonthington, Dec. 38, 1797). 4. Joab, bora at 
Parmington, Sept'r 19, 1736 ; married at Sonthington, Jan'y 14, 1759 Mary, 
danghter of Bphraim Boardman and Mehetabel Cole ; he died at New- 
tmry, Vt, in 1777, in service aa Major of Vermont Hangcra. 5. Solomon, 
married i. Abigail Clark ; a. I«nc7 Blood, (?) and ia aaid to have died in 
Orleaaa Co., aged nearty loa [Aa the fonrth son of Joab waa bora in 1765, 
and Salmon or Salomon haa been made eighth in order of children, hia 
death mnat have been mnch later than it told or hia age at death much 
abort of a centnry.] Moat of thia ia due to the kindnesa of Almon Kidder, 
of Monmoath, IlL, and Andrew J. Hoiaington, of Great Bend, Kaaaaa, the 
gencalogiata of the family. 

Alvin Clark Bbckwith, son of Oireii and AbiKall. born at 

Oppenheim, Pulton Co., N. Y,, Ang. 9. 1822; married April 

a8, 1843 JULIBTTB Slusser, who died March 18, 1890 at Ithaca 

Gratiot Co., Mich., where he was, living in 1900. Children : — 



48 /^ BedmUhNaUs. 

JosM Hbn KT, bom Maj 31, 1844. 

Bteaor I/ialM, (died aged abcmt two jtanY 

Cbabum FiAimjir, bora July 7, i^. 

AucB AumiJA, bora Jnne 16^ 1849. * 

ICaria Thereift, married to Adin Horabeck, of Itbaee ; diildscB : Lewie, 

Roy, end Berthm. 

Ma&t Bllxic, bora 06l 11, 1852. 

I/Miiea, died ttped 14 moBtfaa. 
Orren and Abigail, twina, died early. 

Jennie Bva, married to Joaeph Stronae, of Ithaca : children ; Alvin, Or- 
ren, Bdna, and Bdith.. 

Mary Bbckwith, daughter of Orren and Abigail, was bom 
Aug. II, 1824 at Morenci ; married Feb. 9, 1842 to Warrbk P. 
Bbbbb of that town (now of Lyons, Ohio) ; died May 9, 1870 
at Morenci. Their children were : — 

Sarah Bfaria, bora 06l 17. 1844 ; died Jnne a, 1879. 

Alice Amelia, bora Feb. 1, 1859; died Feb. 14, 186a. 

Bf ary Abby, bora March 97, 1856 ; died Feb. 90, 1862. 

Prank, bora Feb. iH, 1861 ; died Feb. 14, 1863. 

Crlbstia Bbckwith, daughter of Orren and Abigail, bom 
Nov. 19, 1827 at Morenci ; married i. June 20, 1852 'to JAMBS 
PiBR at Yates, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; 2. Auif. 15, 1880 at Moren- 
ci to Ira Chandlbr, who died Sept. 1898. Cblbstxa lives (in 
1901) at Morenci. Jambs Pibr died Sept. 23, 1857. He was son 
of John S. Pier (died July 21, 1848) and wife Sarah (died Aug. 
7, 1869. 

Alice May Pier, bora May aSi 1853 : married to Charlea Breea. 

Bmma J. Pier, bora April 13, 1857 ; liyea with her mother, at Morenci. 

Janb Ann Bbckwith, daughter of Orren and Abigail, bora 

May 13, 1831 at Morenci; married Odt. 10, 1847 to Charlbs 

MiLBS ; lives at Morenci. Children ; — 

Charlea Henry. Bdwin Clark. Abigail Rebecca. 

Nancy Amelia. Mary Abby. / Jamea Orren. 

Jennie Angnata. Cpra Belle. Helen Adella. 

John B. 

Maribtta Bbckwith, daughter of Orren and Abigail, bora 
Nov. 27, 1838 at Morenci : was married to Jacob Stair, now of 
Grand Rapids; died July 13, 1898 at Morenci. Children ; ^ 

Orren, Uvea at Grand Rapida. Bdwin, lives at Detroit Carrie ; mar- 
ried to George Todd, of Morenci. 

John Hbnrv Bbckwith, son of Alvin C. and Juliette, bora 



BeckwUk Notes. 49 

liay 31, 1844; enlisted Aug. 18, 1862 in Co. C, i8th MicliigBa 
Inf., and was mastered ont July 8, 1865 ; married Catos Au>- 
RICH in September 1865 ; lives at Crystal Valley, Oceana Co. 
He has a son, Fred. 

Chajlias Prankun BscKwrTH, son of Alvin C. and Juliette 
was bom July 7^ 1847 ; married Sdsan Arnold Dec. i, 1878, 

Geitmdc, bora Jtme i, 1880 ; married Jan. v, 1900 to Om ChnrdiiU. 

Arthur, li. Jane 30, 1883 ; d. OdL so, 1883. Nina, bora Jane 28,1884. 

Auc9 Amblia Bbckwith, daughter of Alvin C. and Juliette 
was bom J&ne 16, 1849 *• married Odt. 3, 1864 to Chari^bs Ax^ 
LEN. Children : — 

GeoiiKe H., bora Aus. 31. 1866 ; married Carrie Reeder ICarch 93, 1886. 

I^ewia ft., bora Jan. 17, 1868 ; died ICareh 25, 187a. 

Roae Mae, bora Jane 15, 1871 ; died May 15, 189B. 

Prank M., bora Jan. 2, 1873 ; married Mary ht May Dec 95, 1896. 

Mary Ellbn Bbckwith, daughter of Alvin C. and Juliette, 
was bom 0<5t. 11. 1852 ; married May 9, 1869 to Wiluam Rob- 
BRTS. ' Children : — 

Carrie BeUe. bora March 1, 1870. 

Jnlia Alice Ruth, bora Aog. 23, 1874 ; was married to Henry B. Purman 
March 23, 1892. 

Minnie Mabel, bora Dec. 2, 1878 ; married Bdwin Tuttle Sept 21, 1897. 

Erastus Bbckwith. parents unknown, married Blizabbth 
Spappord, daughter of Jacob Sfiafford and Eledta Chittenden, 
of Richmond, Vt. Children : — » 

Merwin, mirried 1. M4lvina Hu*itley ; 2. Lydia Spaffari. Children :^ 
Bffie, married to Arthur Allen. Fremont B., married Ida Claflin. 
Wallace. Gertrade. Prank, married Btla Ackley, and had a 
danshter. Myrtle. 
Phoebe. Ble^U, married to Noah Spafford.* 

Bliaabeth, married to Godfrey Pickns , children, Charlea and Ponrest 
Mary, married to Harry Spafford,* liad children, Merwin and Bdith. 
Prank, had children : Jennie and Pnnk. 

Watrous Bbckwith, of Old Lyme, (perhaps the Watrous 
who married Ruth Robbins), had two children, who were bap- 
tized by Rev, Stephen Johnson. 

Mary BnuuenI, bq>t May 4, 1783. John, bapt July 19, 1789. 

Lois Bbckwith. parentage still to seek, was bom in 1761 ; 
married before 1773 to OuvsR Wickwirb, who removed about 



*No«h and Harry were aons of Noah Spafford and Lydia (Carter). 



so Bmkmiik Nlaii$,. 

• a 

thid ircnr .tp QoapnB. Opan. ; 4ied Jan. a8, 1813, «t.' 61. Ou- 
vsitt iKurn JL» X745» wm ma of Ichabod Wkkwire and IMMcali 
F^xtenka. ThiitiiBeafJiia death not known. CUldien: — 

BMher, bom 1773. foMpl^-bofa 1775. Jothoa, bm 1761. Daaiel' 
bora 1781. Slcbaid. Bantam- Loia, I<acreCi% aunied to Oid- 
viaBaOer. Mary, aurried to Fiid Price (born 1789). IClariaaa, New^ 
too Ci and Ic aaa atte ata Choaffbt'to bavc beea cliildrea of aeooad wife). 

WXCXWntB.— I. JoBN, at New London In 1675; a aoldier of the Nanm* 
gaaad war ; anffied N6r. 6, i^ Ifafy, ^asfater of Geoife and Kargefy 
Tdi«e. a. CnaiatO FH a a , bom Jan*y 8, i6Bo ; lived at MoatHtte, and died 
at I^rtne in 1746. 3. Ichabod. oldaat aoo, nuvried Ifareh 19, 1736 Deboiah,' 
danfbter of Samnel (?) Fairbanka ; died aa earijr aa 176& 4. Ouvaa. bom 
in 174s » married 1. tola Bacxwim ; a. Martha Hawlf 7. 

Col. Nathan Bbckwith, of Red Hook, N« Y., a gr.-grand- 
aon of Cafyt. Joaeph and Mary (Lee) Beckwith, aa it ia aaid, mar- 
ried I. Rachkl Galb; a. Mabibtta Pbltom, (bom in 1806) 
dangbterof Hciekiah Pelton. 

JoaiAR Galb BBCXwrru. aon of Nathan and Rachel, bom in 
Dntcheaa Co. Sept. 14, 1803 ; praftlaed medicine at Litchfield, 
Conn. : married Feb* 7. 1831 Janb Mabi^-Sbymoub, daufirhtef* 
of Moaea Seymour (3d) and Mabel Strong. Db. Jobiah G. died 
at Litchfield. March 21, 1871. Children: — 

JanaSeyaMor. BUaabeth (Me. Joaiah(Ule. 

Geocie SeyaMor. Sarah Hant 

Chablbs B. BBCKwrrH# of New London, aon of Alanaon and 
Blixabeth (Squire) Beckwith« married Odt ao, 187a Maby Jamb 
Gbay SMrrH ; ahe waa bora at Niantic, Nov. ai, 1849. A aon : 

ChafleaHerBaa,bomAaa. 7t>475' ' 

BusABBTH Bbckwith, daughter of George, of Lyme^ waa 
bom April 4, 1800; waa married April ao, iSao to John Cot- 
ton Mathbb Bbockway, a phyaidan. of Lyme. 

Bmbunb Bbckwith, of Mancheater, Conn., married GA'r 
3, i8a7 to Adbh Andbbwb Jr., who waa bora about 1807 ; (aon 
of Aden Andrewa, of Glastonbury and Manchester, and hia first 
wife, Sarah Gainea). He died at BlUngton, aged a6. His wid- 
ow waa married to Habding Stougutom, of Wapping, where 
she was living in 1871. Child of first marriage : — 

Charlea Adea, bora Nov. ao^ iBaB. at Vernon ; nuiried Wanoei J. John- 
aon, Peb'y a% iflijl 



BeekwUk Noie^: 51 

Charucs D. Bbckwith, son of Ptanklih C. fteckwith of Co- 
lumbia Co., N. Y.i was bom at Saratoga, 06t.' 23', 1838 ; educa- 
ted at private schools in Troy, Philadelphia;' Worcester, and 
New Haven.. He was Member of Fifty-first Congress, from the 
5th (Paterson) distridt of New Jersey. 

BuNXCK Bbckwith, parents unknown, was married Feb. 26, 
1795 to William Cogswbll, who was bom in 1772 ; his brother 
James Cc^swell, bom June 18, 1^79, married Elizabeth Beck- 
with in 1802, as shown at page 24. 

Joanna Bbckwith, parents unknown, was married in 1807 
to Sabin K. Smith, who was bora May 31, 1787. A son : — 
Orria Fowler, married Bonice Abby Loomit, daughter of Joel Loomis 
sadBllUChaptteU. 

John Bbckwith, of Watertown, Conn., was a soldier of the 
revolution ; removed to Vincetines. Ind., where a second mar- 
riage and his death are recorded. The children of the first mar- 
riage removed to Chenango and Chemung Counties, N. Y.; the 
names were : — 

Richard. Daniel. luac. . Sbth S. Samnel. Sila«. ' .\nua. 

S9TH S. BacKwrru had a son, Charles H., who with tbaa, P. H. and C. 
!«., were in wholesale trade at Chicago in 1874. 

J08IAH Bbckwith, was memherof the First Church of Hart- 

,ford in Dec. 1807 ; was chosen deacon Odt. 1813 ; dismissed (ho 

date); died Jan 'y 1827, aged 64. Lucv. wife of Deacon Josiah. 

was member of the church Pec. 1807; died Dec. 1818: Har- 

RIBT, also wife of Deacon Josiah, joined by letter, Aug. 1820, 

and died Decl 1823. (The widow of Elisha Beckwith was also 

member of the same church Dec. . 1 807). 

Oruna BacKWiTH, daughter of John Beckwith and Eledta 
Dewey, was bom May 30. 1847 ; was married Nov'r 5, 1865 to 
Hbnry Soutumayd, at Stow, Vt. 

Rhoda Bbckwith, a daughter of Dan Beckwith and Anne 
Hough, of Lyme, was bom Odt. 13, 1786 ; was married to Ezra 
Dorr, who was bom Jan. 25, 1775. He was a son of Edward 
Dorr and Judith Champion. * [Edward, and Lydia, (wifeof Ros- 
well Beckwith), were first-cousins]. A daughter : — 
Saphrooa, bora March 4, 1809 ; married May 30, 1857, to John W. Beck- 
with, aon of Abijah and I/nana. (aee page 17). 



SZ ^ Beckmik NaUs. 

Rsv. SiMSON W. Bbckwith, (p. 26), was borr «t New London 
in 1784 ; aettied at Cornish, N. H., in x8a6, and died there in 
x8a7. He was not a son of Andrew and Catharine. 

SvL-vAKua BscKwrra, (at Marlow, N. H., in 1772) ; married 
Hbphsibah Tubbs, (dau^rhter of Joseph). [Abisha and Joseph 
Tubbs were early settlers at Marlow.] 



ADDITION& 

[The first few pagei show some change of plan thereafter. Such addi- 
tions to No. I as were likeW to be supplied would be so laigely names of 
non-Beckwith descendants (thonsh aU of them desirable for completion of 
the but partly-executed purpose of that Number) that it seemedbetter to 
find some other opportunity to father in these stragglers, of whom a hun- 
dred m more axe yet far to rearward in dust-cloud and twilight] 

No. 1. Page 93. Susan (Beckwith) Upson died in 1852. John Upson mar- 
ried again, and died in 18401 

Page 33. Sarah Sophia Beckwith died Feb. 14, 1857. 

Page 34. Mrs. Jeannette (Beckwith) Brandon died in 1699 at Albany (?). 

Page 51. Mrs. Maud (Beckwith) Le Fevre died Feb. la, 1900^ leaving a 
daughter two days old. 

Page 57. Oscar A. Beckwith died at Pratt^ville. April aS, 190a 

Na a. Page 15. Mrs. BUsabeth (Beckwith) Andrews died May 10, 1755. 

Pages ai, 22. It may yet be proved that Blisabetb daughter of Matthew Jr. 

■ was wife of James Birchard, as the uncertain evidence of children's 

names suggests ; and hence that John's danirhter waa Mrs. John Bates. 

Page aj. It seems hardly less than certain that Abel and Andrew Beckwith, 
who went to New Hampshire, were sons of Richard and Hannah. 

Na 3. Page yx The compilers are twice-descended from Robert and Sarah 
(Picken) Ume, whence the posterities of Blisabeth Hurd and Mabel 
'Lane are a step more nearly related titan ab oosurities of Col. Jabesof 
i«empster and Serir*t iMvid of Southington. 

Page .i|t. Statiea Rbdoino was daughter of Thomas Redding, of Middle- 
bOTo, Mass., (bom in 1737). whose second wife (and perhaps Statira's 
mother) %iras Mrs. Huldah (Hurd) Wilcox, (who was bom in 1754 at 
Bast Haddam). 



CORRBCTIONS. 
Page I. In 4th line from bottom for " Archie " read Arckibaid. 

Page a. Note. It is suspedted. apd nearly thought, that Sally Stow had 
GarwcxMl and Hawley ancestry, for Daniel (Garwood was early of Hart- 
ford, and Joseph Hawley was of Stratford in 1649. 

Page II. *' William " Humphrey and Jolm '* I«and " corrected at page 44. 

Page ai. In line a6 for ** Casselman " read Cqsseimam, 
In 6th line from bottom for " 1834 " read //j/. 

Page a9b In aad line for " Moore " read Morse. ' 

Page 39. Foot-note refers to Mrs. Caroline (Beckwith) Marvin, 

Page 48. Mary, Celestia, Jane Ann, and Marietta, (or Maryetle? ), daugl- 
ters of Orren, were bora before 1837 and thus not bum at i^orend. 



BeckwUh Notes. 



53 



A fairly full miwter-roll of Mattrbw Bbckwitb's descendants should 
include, saj, 7000 names. Of these nearly 4000 axe as yet unknown to cen- 
ealogy. *' The Beckwiths^** (Albany : 1891), included about 1^50 names in 
the ffreat ConneMcut branch^- No name, date, or other detail in this series 
of NoTBS is derived from that work ; thouffh about 400 names are found 
in both compilations, — usually with some observable differences of state- 
ment No attempt is made at orderly arrangement of the mktter herein. 
The MTork of ooUe^ng data is but begun, and to-day's order, if there were 
any prescribed, would b<- confused by to-morrow's accessions. 





INDEXES OF NAMES. 












BECKWITH SONS. 


• 






Aaron Pratt, 


. 


15 Baruch B. 


» 


• 


27 


Abel. . 


. 


46, 52 


M. . 




• 


15 


Abijah, 


• 


17 Barztllai, 






27. 28 


Abner, . 


. 


13 Benjamin, i 


4. 


16, 


20, 21 


Addison E. 


• 


34 






24. 


42, 43 


Adelbert, 


• 


34 


Brooks, 






29 


Alanson, 


• 


22, 50 


F. 






13 


Albert, . 


18. 


29. 34. 43 


Bethnel, 






31 


C. 


• 


43 


Davis, 






31 


S. 


• 


25 


Bezaleel, 






29 


Alexander, 


• 


32 


Butler, . 






27 


Alfred, 


• 


18. 29 


Byron, . 






31 


Allen, . 


24. 


27. 32i 35 


Caleb. . 


• 




35 


Allison, 


• 


44 


Calvin, 






33. 35 


Alonzo, ' 


• 


3K. 34 


S. • . 






20 


Skinner, 


• 


22 


"CapUin," . 






40 


Alpheus, 


• 


21 


Carl, 






14 


Alvin Clark, 


• 


47! Charles, 11, 17, i 


8. 


26, 


31. 32 


Amasa, 


• 


17 1 33.4 


0, 


41. 


43. 44 


Amon, 


• 


II, 45? • A. . 






i9 


Champion, 




15! Barnes, 






11 


Amos, 10, 11, 


29. 


35. 43. 45 ^ D. . . 






51 


Andrew, 




29, 43, 52 E. . 






50 


Anscn, . '. 




22 Erwin, 






3 


Arthur, 




49 j Franklin, 




• • 


.49 


Asa, 




II, 21, 22 1 Gilbert, . 


I 




5 


Ashbel Cad well. 




.29! H. . 


• 




37. 51 


Austin, 




37. 43 ' Herman, 






50 


Barak, . 




26 


P. 


» 




34 



54 • > 


B0ckwUh Notes. 

• 








Charles S. 


25 Pnncis B. 




JO 


T. 


13 


Bdward. . 




41 


Chatuicey. ii, 15, 
Chnstopher, 


17. 38. 43 


Frank, 21, 


41. 


43* 49 


IS 


AimatiDiigf 




28 


Clark, 


. . 21 


Franklin C, 




51 


Clinton, 


21, 43 


Randolph, 




27 


Coiydon, 


45 


Fred, 




3.49 


Dan, 


17. 37 


Frederick, 




28 


Dana. . 


5 


Mortimer, 




2 


Daniel, 6, 8, 


n . 33. 43 Fremont E. 




49 




44. 45. 5« • Garwood Hawley. 




2 


t. . 


34 i George, 5, 17. 21. 


22, 


23. ^4 


W. . 


^28 i 26, 27, 28, 


29* 


33. 35 


David. 14, 17. 


22, 23, 52 36. 


42. 


. 43. 44 


Dean, . 


20 George E. , 




28 


Delos H. 


17, Griffin, 




26,1 j8 


Delrene Luther. . 


20; Ruthven, . 




• 

15 


Dewey, 


32 : Seymour, . 




50 


Dwight, 


43 ' Shennan, . 




43 


Dyer, 


13' w. 




>7 


Kbenezer. 


18 Gilbert. 




4 


Edmund OriiBn. . 


28 ! (jordon. 


• 




18 


Edward, 


18, 32 \ Grant. 


1 • 




7 


E*. • 


y> ' (t union, 


• 




45 


Giddings. 


28; ^. . 


K 




.41 


Griffin. . 


28 


Gustavus C. 




A2 


. Manning, 


40 


Hamilton, 




21 


Mills, 


43 


Handley, 




2A 


Wilcox, . 


28 


Harris, 




45 


Edwin, 


4^. 43; 47 


Harvey, 




10,. 43 


A. . 


16. 42 i Henry, 5, u, 


21 


► 22. 3a 


Blbridge, 


44 




33. 


42.45 


Klcozar, 


10. 20 


James, 




27 


Eli, . . . 


42 


Truman, 




9 


Bartholomew, 


II 


Hiram, 


25 


> 30. 33 


Elijah, 


*7 


Holmes, 


_ • ^ 




28 


Blisha, 22, 23, 


> 33. 43. 51 


Homer. 






30 


P. 


•33 


Horatio S. 






20, 21 


Ellsworth M. 


4*' 


Howard, 






20 


Enos, 


1 1 ; Humphrey, . 






. ' 37 


Erastus. * 


28, 49 


Huron, 


•* 




36 


Erwin Garwood, . 


3 


Ira, 


• 


10 


» U. 44 


Eugene, 


34 


Alonzo, 






44 


Evans, 


33 1 Isaac. 






42.. 51 


Ezra, 


17. 32 ! T. 


• 




32 


Fabius, 


27, 29 ; Isbon Thaddeus, . . 




25 


Francis. 


20, 21 


> Jabez, 


• 


30, 


. 46, 52 



Itk Nbies. 



55 



lo, 



Jabish, 
James, 

Everett 

W. 
Jared, . 
Jaaon, . 
Jasper, 
Jerome, 
Jesse, 
Joannes Franciscus, 
Joel, 
John, II, 12, i8, 19, 

41. 45. 
A. 

Albert, . 

B. 

Benjamin, 

C. 

Chipman, 

E. 

Henry, 

Nelson, 

P. 

W. 

Joseph, 15. 17, 19, 



C. 

Warren, 
Jushus, 
Josiah, 

Gale, 
Justin, 
1« uayctte, 
L itren. 
Leman Stow, 
Lemuel. 
Lewis, 

O. 
Linus, 
Lorenzo, 

F. 
Luke, 
Luman, 
Luther, 
Mackenzie, 
Makendre J. 
Mark, 



13. 19. *o, 



II. 

18, 32, 

17. 



25. 
23. 24, 
47. 49. 



20, 



17. 
20, 22, 

4I1 46. 



2, 



34 
26 

36 

4 

44 

39 
18 

42 

32 
40 

44 

33 

51 

13 

23 

43 

31 

31 

24 
21 

48 

34 
51 
38 
50 
15 
31 
32 

51 

50 
18 

42 

3» 

3 
22 

32 

39 
32 
18 
II 
36 

31 
20 

21. 
43 



Martin, 

Marvin, 

Matthew, 

Bfaurice. 

Mayhew, . - 

Met win, 

Milan, 

Monroe, 

Nathan, 

Nathaniel, 

Brown, 
Nelson, 

E. . 

. F. . 
Nicholas, 
Niles, 

Champion, 
Noble Pickett, 
Norman. 

Clark, 
Oliver, 

P. 
Orlando Hiram, 
Orren, 
Oscar A. 

F. 
Peter, 
Philander, 
Philo, 
Preston J. ' 
Reed, 
Reuben, 
Reynold, 
Rice, 
Richard, 

E. 
Riley. 
Robbins, 
Ross, 
Roswell, 
Ruel. 
Rufus H., 
Russell. 

C. 
D. 
Salmon. 

HiilaUC'i. 



15. 29, 37 



16, 



30 

43 
16 

28 

40 

49 
44 
42 

13. 35. 50 

30,46 

27 

22. 31. 35 
32 

17 
24 
30 

25 
28 

27 

27 

29 

45 
II 

47.48 
52 
32 
33 
29 
41 
20 

20 
22 

23 
6 

51. 52 

34 
J2 
6 
20 
26 

9. 15 
10 

S3* 34 
32 

. 34 

31 
20. 23. 35 



I. 19. 



56 Beckwith NoUs. 






'Samuel, , 37, 43-, 51 Truman, 




10,45 


9anford, ... 22 


Yl , H. 




21 


W. . . 22 


Wallace, . . . 




49 


Sazton, ... 22 


Walter, 




33 


Seldeu Lord, .. . • . * 21 


Church, . 




4 


SethS. ... 51 


Ward Manktelow, 




20 


Seymour, ... 43 


Warren, .• 


20, 


ai, 31 


Shailer, 29 


Watrous, 




49 


Silas, ^-i<®^.*!: 
:• L. . . .^ 


Wesley, 
Will, 




20 
3 


Simeon W. 29,^ 


Willard. 




IX 


Simon, 13 


William, 18, 20, 


ai. 


25. 33 


Squire William, . x8 




35. 


37. 44 


Stephei}, II, 20, 21,. 36, 41, 44 


C. . 




32 


Sylvanus, 35, 45. 46, 52 


Chapman, 




28 


Theodore, . 21, 23, 33 


Edmund, 




28 


Thomas, 21 


Erastus, 




28 


Potter. • . . . 37 


G. 




34 


Staling, ... 28 


J. 




18 


Tobias, . 13 


Wolcott, 




22 


. Wesley, . 11 


Worden, 




24 


Titus, . . . 10. 25. 33 1 






BBCKWITH DAUGHT^S. 






Abigail, 11. 41. 44. 45. 48 .Betsey, 11. 31, 


3? 


. 35* 44 


Achsah, t9!Calista, .; 




36 


Ada, ... 22 


Caroline, 10. 25, 33, 


35 


. 39. 47 


AddieS. ... 25 


Elizabeth. 




15 


Adeline, . ' 2 


Irene, 




21 


Adeliza, ... 43 


Carrie Amelia. 




28 


Alice, . .28. 34. 43 


E.. . 




35 


Amelia, , 49 


Catherine, 


24 


. 29. 42 


Alma, 20 


Celestta, 




48, 52 


Amanda, 32 


Charlotte, 


3« 


* 3^. 34 


Amelia, 17. 19. 21, 43 


Chloe. 




42 


S. ... 34 


Clara. 




28. 43 


Amoret, ... 36 


Clarissa. 12, 


14 


. 31. 3» 


Amy, II, 18 


Ann. 




36 


Anna, M. 5^ 


Cora D. 




.U 


Annie, 11 , 40, 44 


Cornelia E. . 




28 


M)re. 34 


Cynthia. 




M , 


Ann Rebecca, 15 


Deborah, 




.21 


Artemisia, 43 


DenisttJ.i . . . 




34 


Arzelia, J. . 13 


Desire. 




18 


Augusta Amanda, 32 


Diana, 




3f 


Aurilla, ... 19 


Dianthd C. . 




44 


UcssieJ. .... 4 


Dora, 




20 



Beckwiih Notes. 



57 



Dorcas, 19 

Edna, 

Bflle, 

Eleanor Louisa, 

Eledta, 

Eliza, I9i 27 

Elizabeth, 10, 18, 24, 26 

30, 33. 37. 45. 49 
Elizabeth Ann, 

Gale, 

Eliza Jane, 

Ella. 

Ellen, 

Elvira, 

Emeliue, 11, 12, 25 

Eve, 

R. . 

Emily, 14. 27 

Louisa, 
Estelle, 
Esther, -15 

Anne, 
Eugenia, 
Eunice, ix, 18, 25, 26 
Eva M. 
Fanny, 
Fidelia, 
Floretta, 
Frances, 

Georgiana, 

M. 
Gertrude, 
Hannah, • '3 

Harriet, a8, 31 

Amelia, 

I). . 

E. . 

S. . 

Sophia, 
Hattie, 
Helen, . 19 

M. 
Hester D. 
Ilopestill, 
Iluldah, 
I da. 



33. 38 
30 
49 
48 
49 

34. 41 
27. 28 
50, 52 

41 
50 
26 

4 
22 

31 
3«. 50 

28 

44 
29. 43 

4 

44 

19. 31 
25 

I 

44. 51 

34 

38 

44 

37 

37 

25 

37 

25 

43. 49 

29. 52 

36. 43 

15 

15 

. 25 

34 
41 
17 
43 
31 

24 
26 

36 



27. 



33. 



IdaL. 
Irene, 
Isabel, 
Jane, 

Ann, 

Ellen, 

Seymour 
Jeannette, 
Jemima, 
Jennie, 

Eva, 
Joanna, 
Josephine, 
Juanita May, 
Julia, 

Ann. 

Elizabeth, 

Esther, 
Kate, 
I^tura, 
Lavinia, 
Lila, 

Lillian May, 
Lizzie, . 
Lodoska, 
Lois, 
Louisa, 
Lucina, 
Lucinda, 
Lucretia, 
Lucy, 5, 

Ann, 
Lvdia, 19, 

Mahala, 
Marcia, 
Margaret, 
Maria, 

Sterling. 
Theresa, 
Marietta, 
Marie Ethel, 
Martha, 

Hawle^', 
W. . 
Mary, 10, 12, 14, 

^7* 29, 43. 
A. 



34 
21 

37 

19. 24. 37. 44 
48,52 

5 
50 
52 

3^ 

49 

48 
16, 51 

43 

3 
5, 29, 42. 43 

41 

4. 27 

6 

45 

45 

21 

20 

35 
40 

45 
49 
48 
21 

31. 35 
10, 19 

5. 22, 31, 33 
>o. 34. 35 

20. 32, 33. 44 
18.38 

- . 38 
24 

27* 29, 43 
28 
48 

43. 48, 52 

37 
19. 23, 40 

3 

28 

18,. 21, 23, 25 

44. 48. 49. 52 

37 



58 



Beckwitk Notes. 



Mary Ann, 

Brainerd, 

Catherine, 

E. 

Ella, 

Ellen, 

L. 
Matilda, 
Mand, 
May Conch; 
I M. Elizabeth, 
Mindwell, 
Minerva, 
Myrtle. 
Nancv, 

M. 
Nellie. 

E. 

M. 
Nina, 
Olive, 

R.. 
Orpha, 
Onnda, 
Qrlin^, 
Pamela, 
Panielia, 
Patience, 

[Total, about 900 



12 

48 

5. 6 

34>43 

. 36 

49 

4* 25, 45 

10, 32. 45 

52 

4 
16 

45 
38 

49 
29> 44 

20, 21 

: 5; 

•18 

'44 
10 

^9 

51 

> 31 

•; »9 

27 



Penelope, .27 

Philinda, xii 44 

Phoebe, 24, 29, 32, 43, 45, 49 
Polly, 11,27,31.44 

Ann, • • • 43 
Prudence, ... 24 
Rachael, 14, 30. 35 

Rebecca, 8, 11, 24, 41, 44, 45 
Rhoda. 11, 17, 18, 51 

Rizpah Field, 29 



Rosella, 

Roxana, 

Ruth, 

Sally. 

Sarah, 



>i 



Elizabeth, 

Fisk. 

Hunt. 

Sophia, 
Selinda, 
Stella, 

Susanf* 

Susannah, 

Thankful. 

Tirzah, 

Virginia. 

Lucile, 



41 

33 
24. 28, 43 
16 
19, 20, 23, 24, 31 

37. 43. 45 
II 



10 

50 

52 

15 

43 

37.52 

14. 24 

29 

30 

25 

3 



names ol BeckwiCh-bom deacendaiita of Mattukw.] 



BBCKWITH INTHRMARRIAORS. 




Ackley. Ella 


• 


49 Baker. Stalfbrd C. . 


\ ■ ' 33 


Aldrich. Ctaloe 


• 


. 49 1 Balcum, 


10 


Alexander, Mindwell 


• t 


5u i Balis, Mary 


13 


Allen. 


• 


1 1 Ball, Arad 


45 


• Arthur 


■ 


49 ; DanniniT. Irene 


20 


Cliarles . 


• 


49 


Barber, Margaret 


4 


Alverson. 


• 


ai 


Barker. l«ucy 


n 


Andrews, Aden 


• 


50 


Bamaby. Ambrose . 


2\ 


Tituuthy 
Armstronflr. Caroline Pc 


• 


19 


Timothy . 


24 


>rter 


78 


Barnes. Betsey 


11.^ 


Arnold, Suiian 


« 


•9 


Klixa Jane . 


43 


Anatin, Helen 


• * 


43 


Sarah 


•II 


Luvi oa 


m 


j.^ Su^an 


11 


I«ncy 


• 4 


11 


Bar;iuni, T. 


>9 



BeckwUh Notes. 



59 



Djutbolomew, Amy 
Anna 
SoMuinah 
Bates, Bfand 
Heals. Ol' ver Wayland 
Beamus. Nancy 
Bsebe, 

Rdward 

Bttther 

Joanna 

Mary Ann 

Warren P. 



Belden, 

Bfnhaiji, William P. 
BsTgatrom, Marie 
Best — ^^— 
Biffiiall. Charles 
Bingham, Lucy .11 

Birchard. James 
niod|(ett. Hlla .. 
Brace, Maria 

Bradley, 

Brewster, Louis Le Blond 
Brockway John Cotton Mather 
Brydenbeiv, Maria . 
Burt, Miranda 
Burwell, Florence Helen 
Butler, Msry 
Hutterworth, James 
Button, Polly 
Cady, Carohne M. . 
Cslkins, Marion, Mercy . 
Camnfield. Mrs. Abbie M., Nellie 
Canncld, Henry K., John J. 
Caoron, — — 
Case. — 
C^^isdu'ick, Lorana 
Champion, Anne 

Caroline 

BHas - 

Frederick 
Chandler, Ira . 
Chapin. Joanna 

Chapman, 

Chappell. Leny 
Church, Mary Ann . 
Claflin. Ida . 
Clapsaddle, — — 
Clark, Frances 
John M. 
I.aura 
Clute, Betsey . 
Cugswell, 'James 

William . 
Collins, Oroqce Allen 
Cunistock, Ruth 
Cune. Hannsh 
Conkliuff. BUen R. 
Cioper, Moses 
Cofsclmaii, Marietta 



11 
14 

13 
90 

38 

16 

35 
35 
35 
35 

%' 

43 



Couch, Mary Delina 
Cngin, Moses Augustus 

Ciandall, 

Cross, John 
Cruikshank. 



24 

3« 

4^44 

5a 

4 

21 
21 

6 

50 

31 

M 
15 
a? 
3a 



i1 



32 
3 

4 

«7 
«5 
95 

i 

39 
10.32 

15, ^5 

3 

49 

17 

4< 
22 

20 

24 

51 

43 

' as 

31 

ai. 5a 



Curtis, Cale\>. Julia 
Cushing, Susan Jewett 
Daggett, Sarah Adelaide 
Dslnrmple, Blisabeth & 
Darling, Major 
Daft. Bunice 
Davis. B. 

Betsey . 

Blisa 

MaigMCt 

Martin 
De Wolf, Prank & 
James B. 
Dodge, Axariah 

WaUace 
Doe, Sarah 
Dorr, Bsra 
Lydia 
Saphrona 
Douglass. Rosetta 
Drake, Chloe 
Draper, B. 
Dunham, Blbert 
Durfee, Rev. Calvin 
I Dntton, Sally 
I Barl, James 
Baton, Samuel 
Bddy, Richard 
BdsoB, Bennett 
Bmcnon, Polly 
Bsler, Lflttca 
Pales, Bsther 
Pickus, Godfrev 
Pish, Harrison Jr. 
Posdick, William B. 
Poster, Sarah Ann 
Francis, Mary J. 

Puller, . 

Blisabeth 
Gale, Rachael . 
Gates, John B. 
Gillett, Caleb . 
Gordon, Lucy . 
Gorton. Abby A.* 
Green, Pamela, Polly 
Greenwood, Hsrriet Norton 
Griffin, AUyn W., Livia 
Samuel A. 

Grimes, 

Griswold, Daniel 

Robert;!'. 

Hall, 

Hammer. T. B. 
Harris, H. Jennette 
Hart, Almira, Clarissa 



4 
44 
3a 

11.44 
21 
21 

31 
43 
34 

^ 

3a 
31 
3a 

31 
47 

as 

20 

2B 

»7»5i 
26 

17 
34 
4a 

»9 
4 
a7 
31 
*4 
".•44 

18k 20 
«3 

18 
49 

«4 

^ 

as 
3« 
«3 
50 
3a 
^3k 
33 
35 
»9 
41 
a7 
37 
44 

33 
yi 

43 
34 
37 
II 



6o 



BeckwUh Notes. 



Haven*, Nathaniel . 
Hay;jamea 
Heath, Mabel . 
Hicks. BeUey . 

Sanisel 
Higgini, Sophia, Wesley 
Hobait^ Aditi P. 

Hodffe, 

Hoialiiffton, Ahifrail 
Holmeii, BUen Warren . 
Hombeck, Adin 
Hotchkisa, Alva 
Houffh, Anne . . \ 
Honrard. Jonathan ^ 

Thoman 
Hudson, James C. 

Nancy 
Hnlse, R. P. 
Hnniphrey, fiela 

Bdwln David 

StelU UUtia 

Thineh 

Hnndey, Lnman 

Malvina 

Mary 

Hurd, Candaee 

Bliaabeth 

Shnbael 

Hnrlbnrt, B. 

Hnrlbnt, Pamell 

Hyde, Mary Amney 

Inman, Oliver . 

Ives, Richard 

Jenks, Lucy Ann 
ones, Cbauncey 

Elisabeth Tnttle 
loy, David. 
Jndd, Tinah. 
keeler, William 
Kennedy, Mary 
Keyes, Bleanor W. 
Kioffiley, Olive 
Kittredge, Milicent 
Ladd. John 
I«amont, James 
Lamphere, Richard 
I«asher, George 
Lee, Charles 
i,eek, Samnel B. 
Lewis, Hannah 
I^ord, Barnabas Tuthill 

Betsey 

William . 
Itonx, Mamie 
Loveland, Isaac 
I.yon, Martha 
Mc Farren, Daniel W 
Malick, B. 
Manktelow, — — 
Maitin, Harriet 



«9 
ai 

56 

Si 

"7 I 
10 i 

«3i 



21 
25 

33 

11.44 

40 

4a 
37 
39 
49 
10 

31 

14.30 
14 

32 
12 

• "^ 

5 

45 

35 



22 
96 



Marvin, John 

Matthew 
Matthews, Lncinda - 
Maxfield, Abigail 
Metcalf, Richard Kimball 
Miles, Charles 
Miller, John H. 

Phccbe 

Samuel 
Moody, Lucius 
Moore, Allen I.. 

Gcor :e F. 
More, Harnct l<ouisa 
Murl^y, Jes-te Healey 
Morse, Jonathan ' 

Sally . 
Moses, Joshua 
Moltier, J. P. . 
Mowry. ^^— ' . 
Munsell, Mary Ann 
Munson, Alfred 
Nash, Mary 

Newberry, Romeo Dyer 
Newell, Rufus 

Sylvia, Truman 
Nichols, Geoige 
Oliphant, ^arah 
Orcutt, Lucinda 
Osgood, Cynthia 
Palmer. J. Jerome 
Palmetter, Panny 

Parrish, 

Peck, Harris 
JcMCph 
Peter 
Pelton, Marietta 
RoswMl 
Perkins, ' 

Armenia 
Lucy. . 
Susannah . 



I Perry, 



Pettibone. 

I Phelps, Silence- 



39 
11.44 

25 ! Pickett, Laura Bunice 
10 



Lewis 
4] Pier, James • • . 
27 ! Pinneo, Bra^tus 
25 : Putter, Bsther Harris 
10 ; Pratt, Henrietta 
2) : Prouty, Mr*. B. M. . 

27 ; Redding, Statira 
1 5 • RicharJj, Delia Mari'i 

3 I li^tthcr Cowles 

32 ' Riddell. .Samuel Taggart 
41 U^ul.i.1.:, Rulii 
1 4 : Sarah 

31 Hoberts. William 
20 Rockwell. — 

28 Rogers, lid win 



11 



39 
12 

18 

11 

•9 

24 

10,39 

10 

22 

37 
11 

31 

28. 

2| 
29 
4i 
34 
43 

% 

18 

44.45 

4S 

3.^ 

38 

44 
44 
37 
3* 

Xe 

tl 
96 
5<» 
24 
• 33 
33 
33 
3: 



36 

3« 
38 

41 

4» 

24 

37 

15 
20 

3« 

2 

5 
35 
49 

7 

49 
II 

44 



BeekwUh Notes, 



6i 



Sogen, Blislia Prentioe 
Bsekiel 
Horace B. . 
Peter Beckwith 
Rooae, Martha 
Royce, Icmatbao 
kuth, . 
Samuel 
Saekett, Edward 
St John. Julia . 
Sandfora. Edward . 
Seymour, Jane Maria 
Shailer, Catherine 
Shaw, Matilda 
Shipman, Beriah Norton 
SiU, laaac Watu 
Jemsha 
John 

Maria Ely 
Micah Sterling 
Skinner, Abigail 

Charlotte Miriam 
J. . . 
Sluaaer, Juliette 

Smith, . 

Geofge Clark 

Jaima 

Lucinda 

Mary 

Manr Jane Gray 

Miriam . 

Nancy . 

Sabia K. 

Thomas Edward 

Southema. 

Southmayd. Henry . 
Spafford, Elisabeth 
Harry 
Lydia 
Noali 
Spalding, Hannah Maria 
James Parley 
Rachael 
Spaulding. Joseph P 
Sprague, Phoebe 
Stair, Jacob 
Stanton, Alfred 
Jason . 
Starkey. Sybil . 
Starr, Allison . 

Mary Asenath 
Stewart, Geofge 



12 

as 

37 

8 
afi 

3 
24 
50 

I 



22 
6 

19 

20 

35 

40 

8 
15 
5« 
4« 
43 
51 
49 
49 
49 
49 
3» 
32 
29 
45 

W 

25 
41 
40 

29 



Stiles, Caleb 

Stillman, Albert Watrous 

Stoughton, Harding 

Stow, Sally 

Strong, Bltsha 

Stroud, Esra G. 

Stronse, Joseph 

Swift, May E. 

Tanner, Elias 

Taylor, 

Thornton, ■■ 

Tiift, Ransom . 

Tinker, Charles 

Townsend, Thomas 

Truman, Susannah 

Tubbs, Hephsibah 

Upson, John t 

Van Slyke, Richard 

Van Winkle, Henry 

Vincent, Hannah 

Wade, Tracy 

Waite. Esther . 

Ward. William fi. 

Ware, Henry N. 

Wame, Benjamin 

Waters, Caroline 

Watt, G. A. 

Wedge, Jemima 

Weed. . 

Wellman, Fanny 

Welsh. Phoebe 
Sarah 

West, Fred A. . 

Westney, William 

Wheelock, Hannah 

Wickwire, Oliver 

Wilcox, Martha 
! Mercy 

i Wilgus, Thomas 

Willey, Alfred 
' Willis ms, Charles G 
Ebenexer 
Edward D 
George 

Wilson, John 

Rufus D. 

Winslow, Nathan 
, wood, I«ucinda 
I Woodin, Benjamin 

Woolsey, 

' Wright. Eleanor 
■ Young, John H. A. 



3X 
25 

• 50 

2 

3H 
27 

29 

?l 

31 
3«J 
n,44 
« 45 
52 
52 
42 

29 
20 

21 

38 

25 

45 
22 

22 
35 

31 
35 

31 
21 
20 

>3 

44 
10 

49 

2rt 

29 
19 
3B 
10 
18 

25 
18 

36 
45 
«4 
«4 
15 
II 

43 
30 



^a 



Btckwitk Notes. 



t A. 4j'. •>« 



OTHER NAMBS ICKNTIONBD. 



Allen, —^ 

Adeline 
AUyn, Jonah 
Andrews, Samnel 
Armslronff, Richard 
Austin, Benjamin . 
Baldwin, WiUiam . 
Banning, John 
Barber, P. i. 
Barnes, Blfas 

Isfmel 

James Bdward 
Bartholomew. Lemuel 
Bassett, Bdwin A. 

BUen 
Beach, L/dia 
Seals. Oliver Brainerd 
Bearasley, Anna 
Beniley, Charles P. 

John 
Binjham, Bsther, Joseph, Ruth 

Marietu . 
Biii^e, I«eander 
Uli«fi, Naomi 
Blood, Lucy 
Uoardman, Bphraim 
Mary . 
Boice, Bthel 
H^IU, Almira 
Bosworth, V/illiam 
Bradley, Hoyt Archibald 
Branch, Angeline S. 
Britt. Martha 
Brooker, John 
Sarah 
Brown, Geoive 

Sarah 
Burt, Mrs. Ann Louisa (Davis) 

Butler, Caivin 

Caine, Mary 

Calkins. Deborah. Hugh, John 

Canfield. Abiel 

Cary. William 

Catter. 

Prank W. . 
Caulkins, Prances Manwaring 
Chadwick. Bsther . 
Champion, Caroline, 

Emma 

Kara, • . 

Henry 



i8 
i8 

X 
19 
9B 

S 

I 

3« 

13 
- I 

41 

3S 
IS 

a3 
19 
t6 

4» 
39 
47 
47 
47 

4 
14 
14 

1 

14 
H 
40 
40 

I 

n 

4 
30 



Champion, Horace 

Judith . 
Mehetabel '. 
PoUy . 
Reuben 
Stephen 
Chandler, Nathan 
Chapin, Justus 
Chapman, Caroline 
Samuel 
Chipman, Barnabas 
Horace 

John Hnsten ' . 

William Allen 

Church, William Jones ', 

Clark. Abigail 

Asahel K. 

Odas 

Clarke, George 

J* Sarah 
Cobb, Mrs. Sarah B. 
Cole, Mehetabel 
Collins, Anna 
Comstock, Cyrus 

Samuel 
Cooke, Georgia 

Louise Maria 
PhineaM Baldwin 
Susan Stowell 
Coolidge, John 
Cory, William 
Cowleii, Bsther 
Cross, Robert M. 
Curtis, Nancy 
Davis, Peter 

Davison, 



Deming, Blisabeth 
Dewey. EleAa" 
De Wolf, Susannah 
Dody, Luther . 
Dolph, Josiah . 
Dorr, Bdward . 

George 
Doughty, W. H. 
Bdwards, Christian 

John 
Rly,*Jeruflna 
Pairranks,! Deborah 
Samuel 
37 i Pales, Ubenexer 
38, 40 i Penton, Pranklin 



37 

37 
*5.37' 
37 
39 

att 

32 
» 
24 
23 

3 
47 
V 

.40 
. 40 
. 39 

47 

. 5. 
8 

'8 

*a 

X 
X 

I 

^45 

15 

5 

.3* 

•44- 

7 

% 

. X3 

♦o. 

X2 

3S 

3 

n 
so 



Beekwiih Nates, 



63 



Fisher, Rev. Imac, Rutli * 

Floweim, 

William Bcckwith 
Pottter, Beto^. JoeL 

IfinmoA 
Fredcnbnfir Sanh A. 
Puller, Johanna, Joahna. 

Robert . 
Pnlton, Roaana 
Gaines, Sarah . 
Gantier, Caroline B. M. 

Garwood, 

Daniel 

Gay, 

Gee, Blhridfr« • 
Gibba, Charles R. . 

Huldah 
Gilbert, Samuel 
Gilcrease, Susan 
Goodale, Mary 
Goodrich, laied 
John , 
Goodwin, Susannah 
Gould, Bdith 
Graham, Sarah 
Green ancestry • 
Griffith, Annie 
Grimes, Flora M. 
Grinnell. Sarah 
Griswola, Samuel 

Rev. Sylvanus 
Gttstin, Abigail 
Hamlin, Sophronia 
Harris, Bstlier 
Hart, James 
Havley, Joseph 
Martha 

Nathan, Truman 
Hcmenway, Keaiey . 
Higgin*. Porter S. . 
Hifl, Susannah 
HilU, Elisabeth 
Hoisington ancestry 

Andrew Jackson 
HolbrcoV hlltfu 
Holmei*, Samuel 
Hopkins, Arnold, Cornelia, 

Reuben 
Horton, Harvey A. . 
Humphrey, David . 
George 
Hugii, Mark 
Ralph . 
Huntley, Abijfaii 
UurU ancestry. 

Huldah . 
Hutchinson. Sophronia 
Hyde. Calvin 

Uchter' . 



53 
33 
27 
U 
32 
89 
14.30 

16 

SO 

14 

a 

5a 
3« 

45 

16 
30 



I 

IS 

43 
45 

40 

19 
45 
45 
40 
la 
la 
8 
40 

37 
II 

5a 

50 

a 
8 

3a 
4a 
»9 
47 
47 

.13 
3i 

4a 
40 

37 
30 
2P 



Hyde, William . 
Inman, Betsey 
'^ackson, Prmnces' 
mes, Marvin Beckwith 
ohnson, Mary 
ones, John Bo ward 
Judson, Ann, Joshua 
Kellogg, Norah 
Kent, James 
Kidder, Almon 
Knapp, Abigail B. 
Lamerson, Matilda 
I«ane, Mabel 

Mar>% Rebecca 
Robert, Sarah 
I<athrop, John, Ruth 
£«aw, Cornelia 
I«ay, Sarah 
I«ee, Annie 
Mary 
Thomas 
Lester, Hannah 
Lewis, Bertha C. 

Clinton Huntington 
Bli 

Elisha ^ . 
Helena, Josiah 
Loomis, Erastus M. 
Loonev, Alice 
Lord, Nathaniel 
Bf c Blwain, 



Mansfield, Mary 
Marsh, Abigail 
. Anna 
Hezekiah 
Blarvin ancestry 
Reynold 
Sarah . 
Maicham, Caroline A. 
Mather. William 
Maynard, Jane 
Miller, Charles F. 
Eunice 
Kxru 
John H. 
Morey, Sarah 
Morse, Lysander 
Munsell, Esm 
Munson, loliii 

Joseph 
Murray, Esther 
Newell, Alva 

Daniel 
Nott, William 
Noyes, William 
Ostrander. Betsey 
5a ^Oxley. Mary A. 
39^1 Parker, Samuel 
ao I Parsons, Mary 
19 1 . William Marshfield 



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Natbaoiel * 
SoBBtiiiah ' 
Peckham, I«ttCT 
Pelton. Hettkiah 
Pennifield, Sylvia 
Perkins, Anna 
Petenon, Sarah 
Phelpa, Blbridge 
Pickett, Sarah 
Pier, John S. 
Pike, I«anra A. 
Pizlej, Deztah 

. Pond, 

'Poat, John, Rnth, 

Samuel, Stephen 
Potter, Thomaa 
Pratt, Jane 
Prentice. Tabitha 
Price, Paul 
Putnam, Mary K. 
Redding, Thomas 
Reed, Deborah 
- Richards ancestry 
Jonathan 
Riley, Mary 
KockweU, Miriam 
Root, Mum 

Samuel 
Rounds, H. 
Royce ancestry 

Blisabeth 
Roys, Bdwin 

Phoebe Jane 
Rudolph, John 
Sibin, Jerusha 

Scjtt, 

Boadicea 
William 
Scoville, Allen 
Seymour, Muses 
Shailer, Joseph 
Shattuck, Alexander 
Hill, WilUam 
Skinner,* Charlotte Btiriam 
Daniel 



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Theodore 
Smith, James D. 



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Sprmnie, BliMbeth 
Stanley, Amney 
Stanton, John 

Martha W. 
Stocking, Lydia 
Story, Abigail . 
Asenath . 
Stow, Bbeneser 
Strong, Mabel . 
Sumner, Thomas 
Taylor, Maitha . 
Temple, Sarah 
Terbush, I«emuel 
Phoebe 

Thayer, 

Thompson, Patty 
Titus, Darius B. 
Todd, George . 
Tonge, George . 

Mary . 

Tupper, 

Turner, Prank S. 
Tuttle, Mary 
Underwood, Hannah 
Vining, Percy M. , 
Warren, Charlotte . 
Washington. Mrs. Blisabeth 
Waterman, Martha . 
Waters, Mercy 
Webstec, Justus 
Wells, lohn S. 
Wheeler. Isaac 
White, Cynthia 
Whitin^t. Bugeuia 
Wick wire ancestry. . 
Wilcox, Abner . 

Mary Ann 

Nathan 
Willey. Benjamin 
Williams, Mercy Waters 
Wood, Alvin 

Thomas 
Woodford. John 
i«ois 

Rebecca .. 
Woodmansee, Ijjnan^ 
Woolsey. Rev. Thomas 
Yeomans, Jonas 



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BECKWITH NOTES 



WiTB Some Account op Allied Pamilxbs 



NnMBBK VOVWL 



• • 



* BI«KHORN, WISCONSIN : 
1903 



BBCKVITH NOTES 

— —^ ^^— ^ ■ -^— ^ I 1 ■ I ■ i— ^— — M^— 

With bomb Account op Allied Families No, 4 

[AJUr sixUem pages of this Number were priuied, new ii^/brmaiiom 
muuie ii expedieiU io repritU ike /irsi four peges wUh some ekamge of 
smbsimmee and form, Thns^ ike corre&ion at page // is made nuiess,} 

This aumber of Notes concerns itself, ist, with the scheme 
of English ancestry as rather generally accepted by American 
Beckwiths ; and, ad, with some peculiarities of the work gene- 
rally accepted as a genealogy of the Beckwiths of Connedticnt 
colony, — descendants of Matthew Beck with. 

I. For convenient reference the Malebisse-Beckwith pedigree 
from 1066 to 1569 is here reprinted, as to its usual order of gen- 
erations and its few useful dates : — 

I. Hugh de Malebisse.* S. William. 14. Robert of Broxholm, 

8. Hugo. 9. Thomas. 2d «oii, liv*s 1469. 

3. Sir Simon. la Adam^ m. in ijSi. 15. John, living in 1469. 

4. Sir Hercnleii, m. 1216. 11. Sir William. 16. Robert, died in 1515-6. 

5. Sir Here. Beckwtth. . la. Tliomaa, died in 17. Marmadnke. 
d. Nicholaa. 1495 [?] 18. Thomas. 

7. Hamon (or Hamond). 13. John, (3d aon). 19. Thomas, bapt 1569. 

The pext table ^ows in 3d column the number of genera- 
tions between dates, in 4th the length of period, and in 5th the 
average time from birth of enclt father to birth of his son : — 

Sir Hngh to Sir Hercules Jr , . 1041 to 1227 . . 4 , 

Sir Hugh to Thomas Jr.* . . . . 1041101509 . . 18 . 

Sir Hercules tu Sir William. . . 1227 to 13K2 . . 6 . 

Sir Hercules to John (15), . . . 1227101469 . . ro . 

Sir Hercules (o Thomas Jr., . . 1227 to 1569 . . 14 . 

Sir William to John (15) . . . .. 13.S2 to 1469 . . 4 . 

John (15) to Thomas Jr. ' 1469 tu 1569 . . 4 . 

It is here assumed (for the moment onl^^) that Sir Hugh was 
aged twenty-five 3'ears in 1066 ; that Sir Hercules Jr. and Sir 
William were each bom a 3'ear later than the marriage of his 
parents ; and that John (15) was lx>m in 1469. The average in 
such intervals from birth to birth tends to unifonuity when it 
becomes a maximum or a minimum, for the limit of variation is 
then narrowest. An average of 46.5 years needs no great addi- 
tion, and an average of 21.75 3'cars permits small subtnuftion. 

^Pfot Hamilton Umphere Smith, of Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., 
(grandson of CapL Jason Beck with and Klisabeth Crocker I, wrote In 1S99 
that Sir Hugh married about 1090 ; that hin non Hugk was bom 1095 ; that 
Hugo (2) waH Hon uf Hugh Jr. ; and that Adam lleckwith married Widow 
Uennge. in 1379. It was nut tidd liuw such discoveries ure made. 



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Make Hagii as old as his king, and apply one of the lower ave* 

rages to the first period,— fiveor six more Malebisse ancestors 

may find places somewhere between Hugh and Hercules. It is 

profitless to discuss a table of generations so improbable on its 

fiux as that of the first eleven Beckwiths. Little arithmetic is 

needful to show that Sir William was bom earlier than Adam's 

marriage, and to show that Thomas (12) was not he who died in 

10 Henry VII., (1495)- A single fadt of record (newly-know*n 

here) confirms old skepticism at these two points : — 

"Robertas Beckwith de Broxholme coBfinnayjit Johsnais filio ftiio, 
cunnes terras et tenements in viUs de Thorpe justs lupon, cum omnibus 
pertinentibas qnss nuper hsbuit simul cum Johsnne Beckwith pstre suo, 
ex d<mo et feoffsmento Johsanis Beckwith, filii Jobannis Beckwith de 
Tolleiton ; datnm sano 8 Bdw. 4ti." ^— P'uiUtiioH qf Yorkshire in 1612, 

Some near relationship, perhaps, between John of Tollerton 
and Sir William may be inferred from the terms of this deed. 
If John (15) waa bom in 1448 or earlier, then it is even more 
certain that Thomas (12) was bom too early to have lived until 
1495 : And as certainly Sir William was not a son of Adam and 
Elizabeth. . On the latter point there seems to be something to 
the' present purpose in this bit of pedigree from John Burke's 
.** Commoners 0/ Great Briiain and Iretand, ".(1856) : — 

I. Hsmond. 5. Thomss, m. dso. of Sir Wm. Hss- 

a. Willism, m. dsu. of Sir Gersrd lerton ; lord in m*ife's risht of h 

Uffleet, Kt., of Wighill, York. pwrt of Filey BCsston, a Thorp. 

3. Thomss, m. dsn. of John Sswley, 6. John, td son, m. dsu. of Thomss 

of Sexton Rsddilfe, of Mulgrsvc. 

4. Sir WiUism, m. dsn. of Sir John 7. Rob'lof Broxh. 8. John, a Rob't 

Bsskerville. la Msrmsduke, m. 1. Anne Drneley, 

(by whom his children) ; a. Mrs. Kllen Style, but no other Issue. 

TBere is no chronological difficulty in this scheme often gen- 
erations, though Thomas must have been aged about 121 years 
in 10 Henry VII., and Manuaduke was aged about X02 years in 
1 610. Adam married Mrs. Heringe in 1381, but neither his 
parents nor his children are known. 



^This msv mesn :— '* Robert Becfkwith of Broxholn confirmed to John, 
his son. sU Isnds snd holdinn in the msnor of Thorp, near Ripon, with sll 
thinss thereto belotijdng which Istely he together with John Beckwith, his' 
fatlier, had by gifi and feofment from John Beckwith. son of John Beck- 
with of Tollerton. Given in eightli year of Bdwsrd IV." 

Tlie srms of Thoma«. in i6ts, were : — ** Qusrterly, ist sad 4th, staent, a 
chevron between tbr«re hind's hesdH crsseu gules ; difference, s cre s ae n t ; 
9d snd 3d, srgent, s fc^se gules belwvvu tliree trefoils slipped ssun: ; diff- 
erence, s crescent. 

Dyneley:- srgent, s fesse ssble, in chief three mullets of the IssL 

--Beckwttk Notts: So. 4. 



— 3 - 

Arnon^ the Beckwiths who may h^ve been ancestors of Amer* 
lean families were these of Nutwithcoat, Durham : — . n 

I. Beckwith of aiat 

2. Richard, a ■eoood brother, wrote himself of Natwithcoal ; married a 

danahter of ■ Coayen, of ICanke. 

3. Chriatopher of Natwithcoet, married Catheriae Taaitall. 

4. ThoiBaa;m. Uaiaaret 4. Robert m. laabella 4. Aathoay|-m.*Maraarct 

daa. Tho'a JohaaoB. Birke. Loftia. 

5. Chriatop'r, m. jaliaa 5. Chriatopher, heir, aged 

daa. Tao*a Speaae. 1 ia 1015 ; Cathannc. 

Dorothy, Anne, Sarah, 

6. Thomaa, heir, aged 3 Jane. 

ia 1615. 

In 1597 the Beckwythe famiW, of Braintree, Haaex. arrasted for heresy. 

Sept 5, IS62, licenae to marry, William Beckwith of St. Bride and Mar- 
aaret Daye, of City, (Loadoa). 

P«b- 5t iJ97» Joannea Beckwith married Sibella Nicholaoa at St. Alartin'ti 
in the Pieida. 

Jnne 15, 1607, Kdward Beckwith married BUaabeth Dooe at llaidatoae. 

In 1604 a Hat of Yorkahire Catholica indnded aamea of Beckwitha :— 
Franda and wife Jennet ; Jane of Rawcliff and her danahter laabel ; John, 
hnabandman. of Dalla ; Conatance. wife of Richard of Maaaam, yeoman : 
Simon of PontefraA, gent ; Thomaa and wife Maigaret, of York. 

It is by far too much to assume that fourteen generations so 
confined themselves to York and Durham as to make it useless 
to look elsewhere for the later ancestors of American Beckwitlis. 
William T. R. Marvin has shown his nameaakea what truth may 
1)c found, what fable blown away, by intelligent effort, unhin- 
dered b}' false start from Sir Bernard Burke 'a famous ** rag-bag 
of heraldry." So S3me unspoiled aud well-equipped Beckwith 
may yet go forth, while there is yet time, and do like service 
to American genealogy, — setting truth in place of myth. 

There is no need to doubt that Sir Mamiaduke of Virginia 
is truly shown as great-grandson of Mamiaduke and Anne. It 
is chronological!)' possible that William of Mar>'land was bro- 
ther of Thomas Jr., and that George of Maryland was a son of 
Thomas Jr. ; but neither proposition has been proved, nor has 
it been shown that there was relationship, in an}* computable 
degree, between William and George. 



* Prof. Smith aomehow finda that the elder Marmaduke'a children were 
Thomaa, b. 1345, Simon, b. lAio: William, b. 1559; Roger b. (560: — tiiat 
the dauf htcra were children of Thomaa ;— that the younger Marmadukc, 
baptia^d in 1575. married about 1599 ;— tliat hia aon Matthew wa4 b. 16111, 
emigrated 1635 ; that Matthew 'a wife waa named Kliaheba ; -« that by hi* 
wife Hannah lie waa one of Thomaa Champion'a heim. Theac diaco\'crica 
are very remarkable, but are of no value to Beckwith genealogy. Mat- 
Tiii£W died before Hannah Champion and liliaheba Reiner were born. 



— 4 — • 

It is not known that any parish records have been examined 
for evidence or side-light as to Matthsw's parentage and his 
marriage. Too easy belief of his Yorkshire nativity may have 
stood in the way of snch search as might reveal other than Mar- 
madnkean.fiitherhood, and show him related in near consinship 
to the boy-colonists, Stephen of Ipswich and Thomas of Terling. 
Had the male posterity of Lady Bruce increased for ionrteen 
genentions by a nniform ratio of i>( theie might have been, 
in 1610, about 145 Beckwiths, any one of whom may have been 
Matthsw '8 father. 

II. In 1891 a book was put forth as a (rue genealpgy of four 
branches of American Beckwiths.* Whatever may be the merit 
of plan and performance it stands and for long is likely to stand 
as a work having some color of '* authority " ; since neither a 
second edition nor, a rival work is in near prospedt. First edi- 
tions of such works are seldom faultless, and second editions 
are as yet rare. In 1903 it might seem late for review or criti- 
cism : but the delay is the better for author and the worse for 
book. Many errors found could not now be shown without 
some helps not available a doien years ago. To point out and 
mend misleading errors isrs kind of service to g^ealogy. To 
note merely disfiguring errors, if these are numerous, may not 
b^ useless. Not all, nor, it may be, a large percentage, of dis- 
coverable faulis are certainly or probably chargeable to author 
or compiler ; for contributors of data and also proof-readers go 
to the making and marring of genealogical books. The faults 
of *' The Beckwiths " (not to attempt a too minute analysis of 
causes) may have occurred chiefly from : — 

1. Too few names and other fafts oa which 10 detennine their reaaonably 
probable senealosical ammgemeiit.— hence, a too narrow founda- 
tion forthe general genealofy of an old colonial family. 

3. Want of acceaa to some important original records, and to some holders 
of valuable family history. 

3. Printed, written, and oral misinformation. 

4. Misreadings and misinterpretations of materials in hand. — whence, 



haps, confusion as to generations and families. 
5, Relatively scanty collateral knowledge, •>- as of minor details of colonial 
history, ways of public and domestic life, lines of migration, &c. 



6. Nearly tots! ignotance of the geography of States north of the Ohio. 

7. Fiendish work done on names and dates, apparently by the printer. 



•Tub BBCKwrrns, by i\iHt iieckwiih: {Mutiseirs Soms, Albany, tSgt, 

^Btckwitk Soies: Mo. 4. 



— 5 — 

It is not here a questLcm whether or not any «»^fftfiTr^ might 

have been avoided in 1891, bnt how profitable to genealogy it 

ia to ezpoae, aa hOe aa 1902, a few of theae miatakfa. little 

heed will be given to Bngliah Beckwitha, and leaa to than of 

Biaryland and Virginia. They of the ConnedUcnt line are more 

than aeventy per cent of the whole number named; and they 

are beat material for Noraa. Claaeification of the genealogical 

contenta givea thia fivefold diviaion : — 

lUlebiMe 

Bcckwith of Bnglind, Bumben sj— 196 

m — 



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•« 






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of ICanrland, 

of Viiiialm, 

off Ooane^cut, 
It 



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^-530 
«4— 773 
197— 9I7 
774—840 

1*4—486 

gi — 663 
1-3349 




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Total . . 

Inapedtion of namea and numbers givea these results ; — 

ApMfent whole nnmber 

Add for numben repeated (as, 947a, 947b, &c.) ... 79 

SttbtraiA nunibcn omitted t6 

blaaka anmbercd 93 

Beckwitha re-nnmbcrad 10 

Malebiaae non-aaoeatora 18 

Other attmbcied aon*Bcckwltha 9 • • 76 

Add difference 

Coireaed total .... 

Corredtions applied by divisions in first table : — 

Malebiaae, leaa 1 aumber ooiittcd and 18 aon-Becfcwith-aaceatora 
Bngliah Beckwitha, (with the 4 odoniata), leaa j numbered blanka 
Line of George, add i ; anbtnbA 1 ominaion and a blanka 

William, add 1 ; anbtiadk i blank 

Sir Marmadnke, add f ; anbtraA i omiaaion and 5 blaaka 
Matthew, add 75 ; anbtraA 13 omiaaiona, 8 blanka, 10 rennm* 
bered, a Leea, 6 Waitea, ijewett,— total attbiractiona 40, 



«349 
3549 






3 

S59 
1677 



Total . . 2359 
Mistakes in proper names are not always mialeading ; bnt, if 
anch mistakes are too frequent they may weaken one's ^EUth in 
the weightier matter of the book, or, at least, they may pat a 
new face on old geography. Such names as daily meet ear and 
eye, from first to seond childhood, need not be misspelled, in 
modem printing, after the perversely-ingenious ways of colonial 
parish clerks, and ought not to be mangled at the variable will 



•17 Simian,* 



— 6 — 

of worttir SoUcM who acora all nilct of tpeUiag. Thne ue in 
in the 3S4 paire*, M7, 400 mlMpelied wuties (indnding toon 
npcatod), ot wblch a few txampte* are given bdow. Aateriaka 
denote that-SpelUngs so marked are habitual or fraqnent ; — 
AUy>h, pate t6 Dulou, tf HB«p*wsite, M PaatefenO. 

Ackwwth,*^ IH Dawaflac,' 166 Inra^ 19B FontfcraA, 

^A.i»iA. lu De Luneter, 
-Aaacnler, a6 

AniBdeU, 99 ,_ 

AatOTi »o Dnnphrica, 93 [> Fard, 

BajeML, ' S DnnatdMe, 933 hat Gate*, 

BMmlcy, • « Only, tj LmctUbU, 

BnlBJoun, 146 Blcuor, 7S KcKeena, saj atnoHii, 

Banc, 113 BUakem, 76 IfATnaw,' 97 ThclrMrea, 

Cuandra, 41 Pianda, 13 'Kebetibte, ais Tntcaua, 

Chaacj, $ PrcderickManiij lUadA, a6i VUlaa, 

Chailcmatta, lu ObUu 113 Uoockton, iik Vlakvh, , 

Clovcraclic,* lb GoMoB, 153 Newall,* leB Vofafbcn. 37 

CoBuaeba,* -111 Gaildfofd, 74 Patqaatoa," 164 WeMoBvlne, i^ 
Cnaaell, *} Haddoekon, a? PlaltavlU*, ai7 Wkclock, lis 

[Moat of t)i«ae erron arc hstmleaa. A few of them majr be aotlced at 
another placa.] 

The next liat, — of names more or less disgoised by ▼ariant 
spelling and names snbstitnted, — may be found interating and 
somehow nsefhl. It is much more nearly ezhaoative than the 
first list, thoagb better-equipped mote-findeta might add more 
by a few units, dozens, or scorca : — 



'tl &» 



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117 Albana, for AlUon. 

H7 Albeit. 

150 Aldear. 

IM Aan^ (I 

lai Ardville, _ 

SAalabr, Aalabj, 

B. M. Metcalf , Uch'd Kimball 
HctcaU, 

149 BaietM, BanMa. 

7S Ban, (Borer), Dart, (KofCf). 

a( Banafard, Batford. 

134 BatUca, Batler. 

-'■ '•—•' — ' Bnrchard. 



«5( Cavaco, __. 

Bo Chapman, Cblpman. 

88 Charles BaiBca, Sllaa Baraea. 

17a Ctowcll. ConwclL 

K» D. TlSt. Sanaom TfffL 

919 Dan, Daniel Waah'n. 

133 Danbo, Darrow. 

■41 Davla, (isjfi), Darfee. 

909 De Vooa, Voaa. 

91 Bdward )d, Bdward III. 

76 Blltabetli (548] Bllaheba. 

I90 BlvliiB, (1007), Blvlra Hlnem 

lao Umcat L., Albert BneaL 



St Palkner , for J*T. AlOcfe. 
•■ PlUiert. FUliaL 

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197 O 
193 a 

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3MS 



«3 ti 

173 I« 
14" !■ 

■ml* 

it 

79 Li 
150 1.1 

04 Li 
197 U 

nu 

937M 

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33 IfaHoBj, for H4lloTy. 

aoo Manamt, HatiJ^m. , 

Ill ManfieH, ilmUU. 

77 Muy tMub, BebeecK Lamb. 

-' laa Mftnde Braab, Hannah Bntah. 

Si Harhew, BUa., Dart, BUMbeth 

fl6 HmIdc, "-.— 



Ml NelUc, Itasii, Amelia. 
159 Noamlc, NaomL 

»7 Norield, " " " 



aifiOUoda, 
107 O^bofli Tbi 
3M Palmrra, 



Miller. 
OriMla. 
ItboDTbad. 
Lrna- 



931 Saiah Rled, 
113 SItchie, 
[A few of tbea- 



Pickett 
Irene Bam 
Ktcharda. 



14a B 

usa 

SI 

313 9 
98S1 
1*3 » 

14a 8 

18 Tellahar. 



Sellabr. 
DavldP. SIIL 

Shaiter. 



Sutmd, Ban G. 
UTiaCrlfin. 
' Sellabj. 
ToUerton, 
Previllc. 
Terllnr. 



ri Vm I^^ WiitiM Pe<^ 

160 One Paatue, Nine Partnera. 
3ia Vcre, Voaa. 

1B8 iMnna Watrona I.rdia Smith. 
141 WclllnBtaa, llaaa.. L*me,CaaB. 
a« Wylaa, WjUya. 

mar ^ variant 



e-H>eUlii(i of the older Bmllah ni 

It imuins to tdd n few uerclaes in geography. " Greenos 
Co., V. Y. " means Capt. Grearaou's, Gieeraon's, or Grienon's 
company of aoldiers. "Herford Co., N. Y.," from 1493 down 
(or up) to tnid-1903, baa had no leglalative repreBcntation ; and 
" UerfiM-k, Ohio ** mnat be an abortive anagram. It will be 
eoay to find "Wilson Co.," bat not in Wisconain. "Aamnth " 
ia a blunder or an invention. Tlie other places below-named 
are not mnch disgniaed : — 



a59 Asmnth, Oranfc Co., VL 

aS9 Barn Wile, Vt. 

uo Bine Barth, Wia. [Minn.] 



»3 Geneva, Cayon Co. [Ontario.) 
a6a Greenoa Co.Tn. Y. 

-, -- , 135 Merford Co., N. Y. 

Co., Ohio. 210 Merfork, Brnnion Co., Obio. 

lut Cbelaea, N. V. [Vt.. or N. H.} 173 Nebion Co.. Ohio. 
I30 Clarence. Mich. [N. V.] 114 ScotUvillc, Canada. [N. T.I 

ISO Clarence Cu., N. V. [Krlc Co.] 119 Sonthlntton, N. V. [Conn.] 
73 ConatantJnc Co., tialop. ji Tewsham Co., Kent 

71 Dillcin Ctv, Stafford. 71 Trimden Co., Dnrbam. 

113 Pltcbbwi, N, B. [Maaa.] aoo WUaon Co., Wla. 

109 Geneaeo, CajmsaCo. [Uv^nfn] tb Woodhoaae. Notts Co., York. 
^InapeAion of these three liata does not inspire full confidence 
in such names as Agnus, Alwidda, Benehor, Farmhouse, Jessie 
Hartha, I^nine, Looon, Lncz, Lyrado, Hamuns, Panie, and 
Yokia,--with several others of anch strange sort. Errors of 
date are to be found, but these will be considered in the order 
of their occurrence, and together with the sUtements to which 
they belong. These sUtements, relating to the descendants ot 



— 8 — 

Hatthvw Bkkwith, are, in aubetanoe, the anangcmcnt of 
these deaoendanta by genentiooa and fiuniliea. 

One who b^gina at the title-page of •' 7]k BeekwMs " may 
not at once aee why. Dr. Holmca ahonld have fiuniahed thia ao 
apparently inafit aotto : -* 

•^Thcre an bat two biofiaphcn who aw Idl tha fllofy of a maa'aUfa.-- 

One. the penoa hlsMelf ; the other the Becofdiaa AaaaL Theaatobior- 
rqiha'ceaaot be treated to tett att the troth, thoafh hemayteU BOthii« 

but the trath. ead the KecordlMT AMd aever ettowa hia book to leaYe hia 
own haada."— TlUASrwibri^dSrZi: 

A genealogical compHer may aee aomewhat more deeply into 
the double aenae of thinga than moat mere bnjrera or borrowen 
of hia woflc But the Poet at the Breakfast Table might have 
anpplied an apter title-page ornament ; fixr, it ia anppoaed that 
the ghost of **one condemned to walk the earth in biography '* 
reada of himself, and then commnnea with himself, thus : — 



•• • 



Born in Jaly, 1776^' And my honored lather killed at Banker HiU I 
Atrodona libeUef! to alaader one'a family at the atart after each a faah- 
ion!" 

Such slanders are diacoverable in aome genealogical worka, aa 
aome righteonaly indignant deacendants have lived to learn. 

The heraldic devicea of varioua BscKWiTiia are followed by 
the aubatance of the Yorkahire pedigree in the form of a oon- 
tinuoua hiatorical relation. Three pointa of intereat may be 
found therein ; ^ 

1. "The marriage of Adam Beckwlth and Bliaabeth de If alrhiaae fthat 
ia, Widow Heringe], In 1581. te-anited the two biancheaof the MaleSiaae 
family after a aepantlon of over three hundred yeara." — A 'J- 

Thia dependa on the manner of reckoning it. Adam waa of the 

seventh generation from Sir Simon, and Elizabeth of the aixth 

from Sir Simon 'a brother, Sir Richard. Separation, reckoned 

from birth of either brother^ waa Icaa than three centuries, — but 

Professor Smith may aupply datea and perform the aubtradtion. 

A childless marriage would hardly re-unite the fiamiliea,— and 

it is reasonable to preaume that Adam 'a heirs were not children 

of his father's widowed sixth-cousin Elizabeth. 

* a. " Geofie Beckwlth [aeventh aon of Thomaa fr.] remeaented in the 
line of primogadtnre the Beckwlth family, aa far aa known, and the 
author of thia work, in the line of primogenitare, la hIa laat male deaoend- 
ant."— A/7. 

Since thia primogenital Paul, the heir in* hia generation of all 
that can now be derived from Sir Hugh, ia aeventh in descent 
from the fatefully-numbered son of Thomaa Jr., it would have 

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— 9 — 

been a pretty device to lace the chevixm-parted Unds* beads 

( " eraaed " ao baxbaxoualy or' awkwardly inatead of " couped " 

with butcherly neatness) with his, the compiler*s. tmly 'graved 

or 'graphed hc»roBcope ; for the planetary aspedks at the exadt 

instant of hia birth must have been full of significance — for 

American genealogy. 

3. " We rantt now retum to ICanaadttke Beckwith of Clint and Dacre, 
and find mention of Mathew Beckwith, who is possibly the Mathew Beck- 
with who is recorded at Saybrook Point, Conn., in 1635."— A //. 

The word ** possibly " could hardly be bettered unless by the 
word *' imaginably," and one of these words might have been 
repeated at pages 27 and 73. To find mention of «* Mathew *' at 
Dacre, Clint, or Pontefradt may be as easy as to find the same 
or another " Mathew "recorded at Sa^'brook Point in 1635. 

Page ao. 

'* King John the 4th " appears twice on this page. Perhaps 
John I., John II., and John III. reigned at Brentford. 
Page ai. 

" Uglebarby, " — variant spelling, Uglebamby, (in Whitby, 
Strand, North Riding of Yorkshire). 
Page 2Z, 

Hamon Beckwith ** took upon himself in 1 339 coat of arms of 
John, Lord de Bialebisse," John was fotirth in descent from Sir 
Richard and Hamon fourth from Sir Simon. This asaumption 
of arms in 1339 implies that John had outlived his three sons. 
William, Walter, and Thonuui, and that Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas, was at least forty-two years of age at the time of her 
second marriage. Hamon 's estates and his marriage are thus 
clearly act forth : — 



** Lordship of Oint, bonnding on the north side of Niddjuxta, Hamps- 
waite and 01 Uglebarby in Whitby Strand, Pickering and Rozby Manor of 
Beckwith and Beckwithshaw, latii year of Edward 3d, 1339 ; he married 
the daughter of Sir IhilipTynley, Kt" 

The following reading of the same matter will show that much 
may depend upon the use of commas : — 

Seised of lordship of Clint, -bcmnding on the north side of Nidd./fr jr/a 
Hanpesthwait, ana of Uglebamby in Whitby, Strand, and Pickering and 
Roxby, Manors of Beckwith and neckwithshaw, 13 Edward III. Hamon 
married the danfrhter of Sir Philip Tylney, KL [Whatever notion may be 
derived from this description of llamon'a territory, the parish of Nidd is 
relieved by it of the disngnring prepositional affix to its name.] 

It may be observed that in 1339 Edward III. went ont on his ill-managed 
attempt to pnuh his gronndles« claim to the throne of Prance. This dr* 
cnmntmce may liave moved him to connive at Hamon's usurpation of the 



-v .. lo — ' 

MilehJMe eiciitclieoB« to tbc iqjnry of iaimt gimndiona of Jolm de Male- 
biMe. One gnodtoa, Ricli«rd, son of Walter, Is named, bat without note 
of his death or other drcnmstatice. Such vsitrpatioo la not here nmd aa 
in thia inatanoe hiffhlj probable. It ia^ertain that the time pennittea both 
ptiblic and private wronf, and It ia in no way certain that the ICalebiaae 
samilja in ita ninth Anglo-Nonnan generation, ended with only gliaabeth. 

Page i!3. 
Adam, as before-shown, ought to have been bom about Z347, 
and was by a few yt^xB his second wife*s junior. That Adam's 
children were of his first marriage is most probable. John, his 
second son, married Amy, daughter of Arthur Chambers, and 
Amy Jr. was wife of John Paslew. Sir William's knighthood 
was a personal, not hereditary, distindtion. This is generally 
true of about a dozen Beckwiths who have been knighted. 

Had Sir William'a line ended after two or three generationa it ia quite 
imaginable that an heir would have been found in the line of John, though 
no child but Amy la named. Pedigree cfaaita df old landed lamiuea give 
acant apace to the poaterity of jounfer aona, except when needed to ahow 
an indsiedt aueoeamon to eatatea and tltlea ; or, when one haa earned new 
diatindHon, to ahow the order of hia deacent from the primitiyfc anceator. 
Thuft, hiatory would make amaU account of the family of Rlixabeth. aiater 
of Charlea L, had not revolution opened the way of her grandaon to her 
fatber'a ^throne. Ble^ieaa Sophia then became a neoeaaary Unk in her 
aon'a chain of deaoent from good King John ** 4th." And, had good John 
miaaed the throne, Bdward VII. might now be an American freeman, Ua 
pedigree aa far ba»ward aa a '* M a v flowe r " paaaenger unqueationed, but 
many a atep wanting, 00 doubt, in the aacent to the Plantageneta. 

Pagea a4-a5> 

••Thomas (s3) died without issue," and V William (55) had 

sons Thomas, William, and Francis." But, as another account 
runs, Thomas had these sons and William died childless. The 
truth may or may not affedt American Beckwiths in search of 
genuine ancestry. 
Page 961 
"William of Rawcliflr(65) married Anne, daughter of Hugh 

Currer of Harightwaitwill ; she died Sept. 18, 161 1." 

A better leading :— ..... married Anne, daughter of Bugh Currer, of 
Hangthwaite (orHampeathwaite). WiU [the idn of WUliam Beckwith] 
proved Sept 18, 161 1. 

It ia noted that Pranda, aon of WilUam and Anne, waa full third-couain 
of Marmaduke, (both of them great-areatFgtandiicms of John who waa the 
father of Robot of Brozholm, and that in 1585 Franda waa aged twenty. 
Hence, he waa but four jeara older than hia tliird-conaln twice-removed, 
Thomaa Jr., grandaon of Marmaduke. Simon of PontefraA married in 
ijfAS. Aa the generationa from Sir Herculea \o Thomaa Jr. foUow at abort 
intenrala the oirth of Marmaduke'a cldeat aon cannot be ph^ed materially 
earlier or later than 1545 ; ana the birth of Simon, fourth aon, may have 
been at any date between 1550 and 1^4. On the whole, there ia anapidon 
of remedileaa er)or or confuaiou in the Yorkahire pedigree of all American 
Beckwitha. 

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— II — 




grmadMn of Adanii mentioned m then living). It seems tliat no date is 
unalterable — if type-setter and proof-reader are one.] ■ 

P«ffe 97. 

Roger, thixd son of Mamiaduke and Anne, married Dorothy 
Cnner of Leeds, Jnne 22, 1578. 

This page tells that Simon married and had no children, but 
at page 52 Thomas, son of William, married Sarah, daughter of 
the same Simon who was William's brother. (Sarah died in 
1673 and Thomas died in 1683.) 

It is admitted by all authorities (or all^ repetitions of one authority) that 



Anne, daughter of Robert Dynele3r of Bramhope, was mother of liCarma- 
duke's children. This is thus far important, in that it forestalls surmise 
that Matthew may have been son or an extremely old man's still yonnff 
second wife, Widow Ellen Style of Haddockfcon, and thus half-brother of 
Anne's gray-haired children. 

Page iS. . ' 

«*Thomas of AAon .... was buried at Adton." Whether he 
was buried there or in antipodal deep sea it is not so certain as 
that Prances, his wife, was buried at Aikton, Nov. 5, 1602. It 
is onie of many possibilities that her third or a younger son was 
Matthbw*s father. 
Page 99. 
'* George, baptized in x6o6." By another account,- in 16x0. 

Page 54- 
The ancestry and relationships of Polly Floyd Smith, wife of 

John Williams Beckwith, are set forth in a series of sentences, 
parted by semicolons, in such way that her brother seems to 
have been paternal grandfather of Jefferson Davis. The word 
**her " in the last sentence, of course, refers to Polly's grand- 
mother, Abigail Davis, wife of William Floyd of Accomac, and 
a descendant of Pocahontas. 

P«ges9- 
If Frank Beckwith of Charleston, W. Va., served through the 

civil war period on Gov. Jackson's staff he must have found it 

uncommonly hard to keep his chief in sight ; lor the one only 

Gov. Jackson of that time was Claiborne Fox Jackson, of the 

Confederate parts of Missouri. *' Stonewall " Jackson was cut 

off in mid-career, but Frank may have been on the staff of some 

less than world-renowned Gen. Jackson. 

Pi«c73- 

It is neither proved nor plausibly guessed, ist, that Matthew 



came to New Baglaad ia 1635 ; td, that he ever went to Sey- 

brook Point or to Bnnford ; 3d, that he wee at Haitford before 

1645 ; 4th, that he waa left a legacy 1^ " Capt Lyndo/* 

Pige74- 
MATTHSW'a birth, it aeema, waa ''Sept. aa, 1610." But on 

the preceding page it waa *' abont 1710. " Certainty overcame 

dubiety while the leaf waa turning. **Died Dec. 13. i68f,'* — 

though Savage found it Odt. 21. 1680. It is certain that he had 

a daughter Catherine, (probably unmarried), and there ia proof 

at Hamburg that Nathaniel waa his aon. (See page 346, phraae 

" upon aupposition. '* ) There ia uncertainty aa to Benjamin. 

Sa^aae'ft work it nunely ernmeoiis, hot ia of sarh wide scope as to make 
f ttllocaa, at aome pointa, impoaaible. Hinnaa added to Beckwith hiatorf * 
nothioa bat oonfuaion, and Caulkiaa waa ffoaalppj aad crednloua, aa weU 
bccomea biatoriaaa of towna. 

Matthew Jr. and his brothers and sisters may have been bom 
in* England, in Massachusetts, or in Counedticut. yatthew's 
will (dated March 19, 1714-5) nameil his first wife Sarak^ and 
omitted the name of his son John, who may have died earlier%or 
may have taken his lull portion previousl3\ This will waa filed 
at New London, June 27, 1727. 
Page 75. 

■* Prudence, bom at New London, Aug. ^2^ 1676.'* Thia ia 

indiaputable. It ia not known that ahe ever waa married, but 

ahe waa living, moat likely, in 1715. Whether '* Roger Bart of 

Lyme " married or choae to bum ia irrelevant ; but, that Roger 

Dart married a youngs Prudence Beckwith, July 24, 1717, §t 

New London, ia made evident by this computation : — 

Solomon Dart, yooageatof Roatr'a nine ehildren, born . . 1730^ Apr. ra ' 
Prudence, eldeat danabter of If atthew aad Sarah, bom . . 1676, AjV- as* 

Age of Prudence at Solomon'a Mfth 6et. 7m. iSd. 

Six of these Dart children were bom latex than Pradenoe'a nftieth year^ 
Their mother waa Pmdeace Jr., danahter of John Beckvrith and Prudence 
Hanwarina» and Hatthew'a danahter waa John'a firat-eonain. The order 
of children in thia family ia diaarraaaed, aa the datea ahow. Similar ele- 
gant higaledy-piaal^yueBa occnm freqnentlT in the followiaa pegea. It ia 
hoped, nowever, Uiat no harm-ia meant by it. 

John Baits [or Bates] of Bast H addam, James Burchard [or 
Biichaid] of Norwich, and John More [or Moore] of New Lou* 
don married each an Elisabeth Beckwith of the third generation. 
Judge Marvin thinka Mrs. Baita waa Matthew'a daughter. Aa 
Mra. More waa Nathaniera daughter, and aa Saimh waa Joaeph'a 

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— 13 •"- 

only daughter, John must have been Mrs. birchardNi father.*-^ 
The names of the Birchard sons were Janies» Matthew, John 
and Daniel, --•all of vhich may have been derived from their 
fother*s family. 
Page 76b 

Mrs. Elisabeth Griswold Rogers-Pratt* Beck with did not live 
until 1737, but died in 1737. 

Matthew (3d) is here confounded with his only known son, 
Matthew (4th). The father, born at Guilford, April 13, 1667.; 
married Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Brock way) 
Champion, about 1699. The son, bom at L3'me (?) about 1700 ; 
married Blisheba, daughter of Josiah and Sarah Reiner, at New 
London, Feb. 17, 1721; had children,-^ Abijah, BHshebn, Lois, 
Biadama, Eunice, and Sarah, The dates giv^n relate to tv:o 
l^latthews and two wives, and as to some of them it is safest to 
doubt. Nor is it certain that cither Matthew died at Guilford. 

Blisheba Beckwith was the one wife of her one husband, who 
was Joshua Champion* He died in i8ot. She died in 1809.— 
Their children were Lydia, Joshua, Job, Polly, Joel, Blisheba, 
and Sarah. Darius Peck's wife, Elisabeth, seems likeliest to 
have been daughter of Richard Beckwith and Hannah Moore. 
The Peck children were Martin, Elisabeth, Darius, Simeon, An* 
drew, John Moore, Hnlrlah, William, Blisha, Timothy Three 
of these children were bom later than Mrs. Champion's fiftieth 
birth-day. (See p. 85 for Darius Peck, married again.) 

• Page 77. 

Nothing is known of John, son of Matthew Jr., except the 
record at Guilford of his birth in 1669 and at New London of 
his baptism Sept. 10, 167 1. The statements at this page may 
be true, for no specific corredtion can now be made. But it is 
safest to distrust Naomi De Wolf and her sons John and Elisha, 
and Amy Durant, and all dates, and all names of places; This 
not because the compilers of Notes have not ais yet found such 
details, but because *' TAc Beekxoiihs " is sometimes aifeAed by 
printer's errors. • 

Nearly ever>' ingenuity of error seems to have been brought 
to the task of colledting and arranging the names and the dates 
relating to James Beckwith, his children, grandchildren, and 
great-grandchildren. For forty-five grandchildren but eighteen 



^ — 14 — 

names are shown. Only six are named corredtly, and two of 
these six are misplaced as to family. Two of the twelve others 
were great*grandsons, two'were great-great-gnutddaughters, and 
eight were of an undetermined degree of cousinage.* As to the 
household of James the ■''deadly parallel " is useful here : — 
TV Beckwiiks. PaoM Raooans. 



James, b. N. I/mdon, Josie i, 1671 ; 
reml to hymt in ite and died there 
in 1719 ; m. Sanh Griswold SepL 9m 
1693 ; the b. at I«ynie, 1673 ; d. there 
Oet 10, 1714. [Children : ^1 

Snea. 
artha, b. Aug. 16, 1600 ; m. Joaeph 
• Wait in 1715. ' 

Sarah, bom July i, 1701. 
Blisabeth, born May 2f^ 170a. 
Mary, b. Jnne i, 1710; m. lat, Dnrant 

Tinker ; ad, 1745, CapL Starling. 
Daniel. 
Samnel. 
Kenald. 
John, bom Oi5t 10^ 1714. 



lamea, b. N. I^ndoa, June i, 1671 ; 
taken to Lyme. 1677 ; m. Sarah Mar- 
vin, Feb. 18, 1693 ; d. at Southinffton 
ab. 17561 Sarah D.I«3rme, 1673; date 
of dera unknown. Children :— 
James, bom May 1, 1695. 
Martha, b. Ana. 9, 1697 : (not known 

that ahe ever waa married. ) 
Ihmiel, b. Odt 13, 1699 ; d. in 1700. 
Sarah, bom Dec. 93, 1701.^ 
Daniel, bom OdL 96, 1704. . 
Reynold, bom Feb. 15, 1706-7. 
.Samnel, bom May 24, 1709, 
Bliaabeth, bom May 30, 1719. 
John, bom Odt 10, 1713. 
Mary, bom Jan'y 93, lyiS-y; m. Nov. 

4, 1749 to Bbeneaer Andrewa. 



Joaeph Waite married Marnret Beckwith. Aug. 10, 1743. She aeema to 
have been a granddaughter cm Martha'a Unele Jonah. Capt. Daniel Ster- 
ling married Capt Joseph Beekwith's widow, Muy (Lee), who, by a third 
marriage, became Mra. jUgga. Duraut Tinker's wtie.was an undetermined 
Maiy of latfir generation than the daughters of Jamea. 10 months and 99 
days from Sarah's birth to Qliaabeth's would be noteworthy were it truth. 

VPagea77,78. 

** James [Jr.] • . ..died at I#3Pme, July. 1750; married Mary 
Lamb, July 3, 1721. She was bom at New London and died 
there. " But the same James married Rebecca Lamb, at Lyme, 
Odt. 15, 1717; bought latad in Flannington in Sept., 1731 ; had 
children,— Sampel. Huldah, Mary, and Silence I^mb, between 
X732 and 1743.: married three times alter Rebecca's death ; and 
died at Bristol, 06t. 2. i7<>4» in* his one hundredth year. Re- 
becca died at Fiarmington between 1743 and 1749. 
Page 78. 

"James [3d] . . . died 06t. 12, 1764; married Lucy Griswold, 
April 10, 1755. Children.r:- Thomas, James, Zacariah." At 
page 205 Lucy Griswold, or her double, is cast for another part 



* If each name of person and of place and each date had been gathered 
from non-genealogical sources, each written on ita separate scrap of paper, 
and if this segment of chaos had been dumped in looae bulk, by backward 
tilt of a cart, at the feet of an alien-bred illiterate boy. (equipped for edito- 
rial duty with a brain-saring pitchfork), the reanlting arrangement of gen- 
erations and families might have some generic resemblance to the scheme 
now under sober consideratiuu. 

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— 15- 

in this ingenious and diverting ^^ Medley of Errors.*^ James 
married Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel and Elisabeth (l^ansfield) 
Hitchcock, Hay 28, 1752, at Southington. He died at Bristol, 
April 25, 1804. Lydia died at Goshen, March 20, 1819. They 
had children,— Samuel, Lydia, Lucy, Zechariah, Reuben, Mans- 
field, Mary, Lurenda, Rosanna, but neither Thomas nor James. 

This faulty malter Is repeated at fiage 114, where Thonuia, Jamea, and 
Zechariah are re-numbered. At page 177 are aymploma of cunfufiion of 
this mythic Thomas with a real son of Deacon Tnomas, named at p. 173. 

Daniel, son ol* James, may have died Nov. 10, 1763, though 
that is unlikely. He married Ruth Rice (or Royce) in 1728 and 
had, between 1729 and 1740, children Jonathan, Daniel, Samuel 
Matthew, Ruth, and Lydia. The mother died in 1757. He 
was another Daniel, apparently a second-cousin, who married 
Miriam Smith and had eight children, Eleazar to Amon. It is 
unlikely that Miriam went to Marlow in 1765, or earlier tlian 
1781. Her tombstone tells that " Mrs. Miriam, wife of Daniel 
Beckwith, died March 17, 1809, aged 88 years.'* 

P»«e79. 
Msiy (571) was Mrs. Deacon Lemuel (not Samuel) Miller, of 

Marlow. Of the same place were Richard and Blizabeth Lam- 
phere (not I«ampshire). [Elizabetli's place among these child- 
ren has been questioned, but this now seems needless.] 

Miriam Smith (bom in 1721) had sons Amos in 1730, Im in 

1733, Titus in 1736, and was married to Daniel, their father, in 

1740. Anion's birth is made ten years too early. These absurd 

dates are changed at later pages. As far as now known : — 

Bleaaar b. 1741 , Kuel, Dec. .1011712 : Mary, O^ 9, 1743 : Blisabeth, not 
known ; Amos, Aoril 17, 1754 ; Titus, Dec. 30 1736 ; Ira, 1760; Amon, 1769. 

I'ases 79* 80^ 
Samuel, son of James and Sarah, was of Norwich from 1732 

to 176 1. He married Miriam Marvin at Lyme, Feb. i, 1738-9, 

(not 1740). Their children (all bom and recorded at Norwich) 

were not Samuel, Marvin, and Handley ; but were Mary, (Mrs. 

Caleb Gillet), Samuel, Elisha, Martha, (Mrs. Barnabas Tuthill 

Lord), Asa. David, and Nehemiah, — all these and their mother 

lived to sign, May i, 1780, a deed of partition ol Capt. Samuel's 

estate, which deed is recorded at Kentville. Nova Scotia. 

Marvin's place will be seen with Rernold's children. Handley was rton 
of I0..U iicci^wiih ji. aaa cuuiut.ne Cbipman, and grandson of John (son 
lamea) and wife Jane Worden. 



of 1 
of J 



— i6 — 

[The movement which between, say, I745 and 1761 took aomo 
t hoas a n da of New Bnglandefs to Nova Scotia carried with it 
the bfotheia Samnel and Johii, sona of Jamca, and Benjamin Jr. 
and Nicholaa, alao brothers and gnmdaons of Jonah. But thia 
statement is to be taken ^th some caution as'tollicholaa, as to 
his reUUionship to Benjamin, and as to relationship 'of either to 
Jonah, Samnel, and John. John's daughter Uopestill was mar* 
ried to Benjamin, who, apparently, was her second-cousin.] 

"Renald Beckwith, 562, bom at Lyme, Ct., February 6th. 

1706, to Prederidton, N. B., whexe he married Mary Handley, 

April 12th, 1796 ; she was bom at Frederidton, N. B." Their 

childsen are set down thus : — ^ 

'*58'. BUsabcth. 5B2. Mary Aaa. 

5B3. Nebcniab ; born la Ccma.; was drowned at PrcdcriekUMi, N. B., 

lie married Jnlia ht Bnin, who was bom In Canada, in 17901 
584. Samnel ; bom In New Branswick, died at Bnffalo, N^ Y.; married 
Adelaide t,e Bran, bom in Canada." 

The fomgoing statement is inaccurate in these respeAs : — 

1st. Birth-date ia true neither lor Old Style nor for New Style. 

2d. Reynold never left Conncdiicut. 

3d. He did not many Maty Handley. 

4th. He did not marry anybody April 12, 1796^ 

5th. Of the children named not one was his, even by adoption. 

So much in the way of negation. In the way of affirmation : — 

1st. Reynold was bom at Lyme, February 15, 1706-7. 

2d. He lived at Lyme until about 1735, at Norwich till 1741, at 
Bolton till 1752, at Sonthington till 1756 or later, at Wall- 
ingford (north parish, now Meriden,) till his death, Dec'r 

27, 1796. 
3d. He married (a) Martha Marvin, at Lyme, April 4, 1732 ; (^) 

Dorothy Sawyer, of Hebron, Feb. 3, 1743. * 
4th. If anybody married any Mary Handley at any place and 
date, he may have been Re>-nold. son of Blisha and Susan- 
nah and grandson of Captl Samuel and Miriam. 
5th. Reynold and Martha's children were Mercy, Silas, Marvin, 
and Reynold. Reynold and Dorothy's children were Hul- 
dah, Re3mold, and Martha. (Nehemiah was son of Samuei 
and Miriam ; Samuel was son of Elisha and Susannah ; Elis- 
abeth and Mao' Ann children of Samuel and Adelaide.) 

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-17- 

The statements at pp. 80, 124, and 145. taken together, make 
this rather remarkable showing : — 

f. Reynold Beckwith married Manr Haadley April la. 1796 

2. Ssmael, their son. m'd Adelaide Le Bran, who w:i« bora . 1798 

3. Geotfe Lt Bran, ton of Samncl and Adelaide, bora .... May aj, 1800 

Thence, from Reynold<a marriage to hla first grandfatherhood was four 
years, one month, and eleven days. Bnt whether Adelaide's moChrrhood 
was before, or on. or after her second birthday is as yet nntold, and, it may 
be, i»now as nnknowable aa the pedigree of Cain's wife. 

It may be noted that the eldest of Reynold's four borrowed children 
was by five years yonnger than his own seventh child. 

Jttlie and Adelaide, children of Jean-Baptiste Le Bran of Montreal, were 
married in New Brunswick. Nehemiah Beckwith married Jnlie abont 1790 
and in 1798 Samnel, his nephew, married Adelaide, who was bora in 1781. 

The foregoing connter-atatements, as to James and Sarah, their children, 
and their grandchildcen, are easily verifiable by public records at Lyme. 
Hamburg, Norwich, Bolton, Farmingtoo, Sonthington. Neu- Britain, Bris- 
tol, and \Valtingford,.and at lCentville,.N. 8. ; and by the family record^ 
of some descendants of Jascss Ja.. Rkynolo, Samubl, and Jonx. As to 
Dakibl, his descendanta are nearly as hard to follow as the other Daniel's 
ancestors. Perhaps they are content with the mnsty tradition that 'three 
brothers ct me ever. " * 

[The first of this series of Notbs will show what especial interest the 
oompilen may have in bringing Reynold and his posterity out of all this 
darkness, chaos, and fable, which, too, enveloped his fonr brothers and 
their posterity. Co-operation with intelligent descendants of James Jr.. 
Reynold, Samnel, and John ha^ given a uew face to this segment of B^ck- 
withry , but much in yet to do. ] 

If Jonah died in 1744 his heirs and the probate court ^-ere a 
little over-quick to bej^tn division of his estate in 1732, Any 
Jonah dyin^ in 1744 must have been either Rev. Jonah (Jr.). or 
an early-dying grandson of Jonah and Rebecca. If her family 
name and the date of her death are unknown it is not easy to 
see how Rebecca's birth can be placed in 1719. Besides. July 
12, 1 701 is given as date of her marriage, (though the true date 
is April 26, 1696), and her fifth child was bom in 1704. r«3*me 
record shows birth-dates for John, Samuel, Jonah, George, and 
Rebec ci; while division of estate and sales of land prove that 
Benjamin. Allen, Philip, William, and Penelope M'ere children 
of the senior Jonah and Rebecca. 

'* George, born Sept. 17. 1702 ; died 1794." Record at Lyme 

*Taree brothem Uudcd at Mt Armrat, aince which event, it might aeem. 
it haa been unlawful to come to America, at leaat, except when three bro- 
thers — neither more nor less ^ were ready to set out together. Tradition 
gains or loses (or, gains and loses) in its passage from the ancients t.i the 
modems. Its loss U part of its primitive truth : its giin help« neither htsi- 
tory nor genealo;|^y. but allies iLH2lf to old folk-lore aii:l fo*CiV«tlc yani^ 



shows his birth April 28, 1703, and his hesdstone resds "Died 
Pec. 20, 1793, aged 90 JJ years." 

Page 81. 
' There is reason for thinking that Rev. George never lived far 
firom-Lyme, where he was bom, where he preached, and where 
he died. Some circnmstances told of him may have related to 
his son George, clergyman and physician. Sarah, his .wife, was 
daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Bacon) Brown. 

. It looks as it George Jr. had at least one son, and looks like- 
'liest that he never lived at Great Barrington, but in Hartford 
and Litchfield counties, and in the Wyoming valley. % 

Josiah, (59itf), probably a son of Benjamin Beckwith and his 
wife Patience Eden, was not bom in 174a. If his tombstone has 
been read truly his birth was not earlier than 1748. His wife, 
Mehetabel, (bom in 1752). was daughter of Richard Pearson and 
Mary Ann Ely. But there is not a reason for annexing David 
and Silas to this household rather than to that of another Ben- 
jamin in the same or next generation. In fourth generation, 
the earliest in which any Benjamin Bcckwitii is found, there are 
known only this fifth soii of Jonali, and his second-cousin, the 
youngest son of John and Prudence (see next page). ' That he 
nuuried Hannah Pember at New I«ondon in 1732 is reasonably 
inferred fn>;u fadts known. Nothing is known of their children; 
among whom may have been David and Silas. Omission of 
these sons of somebody from the record of the First Chureh of 
I«yme, where nine children of Benjamin and Patience were bap- 
tized between 1732 and 1753. seems significant on the point here 
discussed. 

Vagcn Si,82. 

** John (53a) born at Lyme in 1669 , wan one of the oriRiast patentees of 
. New Londun. In a deponition in county court he aajH that he * had lived 
at Niantic ferry for the laHt iie\'cnty years.' As depoaitioii was dated t740> 
be niuat have been at that time toft years old. Sons, John and Klisha." . 

John (532) is here artles.sly or artfully confused, ist, with his . 
own son John, who was bom in i66St (since he died in 1757. cet. 
92), who was one of the grantees of 1704 at New London,, and 
who had lived from his fifth year until j 740 (and for seventeen 
years thereafter) at Niantic ferr>' ; 2d, with his nephew, John, 
sou of Matthew Jr., born at Guilford in 1669; or. 3d, with his 

"-Beckutih Xoies: Xo. 4. 



—.19 — 

nq;>hew, John, son of Nathaniel* tlie place and time of whose 
birth «re adjustable to genealogist's needs. There is reason to 
guess that the elder John had more than one son and at least 
one daughter, Part of the truth hen is that two generations 
are missed by the author, who has placed John and, Elisha. of 
fifth generation, as sons of their great-grandfather, — repeating 
the mirat^le of Marmaduke and Matthew. John of third gener- 
ation married Prudence Manwaring, and their fonrth son was 
John "Jr.** — so distinguished in records. This last John died 
1 75 J, (four years earlier than his father's death), leaving sons 
John and Elisha^ It is not strange that difficulty was met in 
finding and scientifically articulating all the Johannine bones 
of three or four generations ; but to take Jack or Jill born about 
1720 for a grandchild of a person bom in 1610 does not prove 
soundest genealogical judgment. 

Page si. 
- **John. (593). born Aug. 12, 171^: married Elizabeth May- 
hew, Oct. 12. 1742.'* It is not always safe to follow the late 
Daniel Rogers, of New London ; but his manuscript notes read 
that "Deacon John Beckuith died in 1793. ago«l ninety-two 
years; Hannah, his relict, died in 1798, agctl eighty years.' — 
JIut. since New Loudun record shows that he marrietl lUizabdh 
Dart (a daughter of Daniel) Nov. 8, 1744. Hannah w;is a scc»>iul 
or .later wile. John (59^) "»*! ^"* s^on John (599) were dcaconf. 
and both tiicsc Julnib were nuptists:) The children ff IX-ac.n 
John and KHzabeth arc thus doublc-coluninctl for review : — 
••Thk Bbckwjths." Nkw L«»xn*»N Kucdku. 

1. Eli<abeth, born Ocl. a.s. 1745 

2. Amy, June 3.\, 1747 



MS. UlUttbeta. U>ni .\Uy 25. 1743 

.VA Amy. '745 

597. Sabra. i75o 

59b. Nonlt. 1752 

M- John. »753 

601. rrcctenck. ** 17S» 

608. Lydia. — " 

603. Kiitlier. 17^2 

604. Oileb. 1703 

Page 83- 
This p«Ke is $0 free from obviou* mistakes as to sunrest that its mst er 
luay have been prepared or proof-revised at New London or at Geae^'a*- 
A few more of the minor genealogical details might \vave been suppUed ; 
b«t. sfter all. sixteen Reckwiths. a blank, a Braman. two Csnlkinses. and 
a Smith, with ten dau-.n. arc something saved from the ashes of the great 



3. Sabra. ** Sept. 13. 1750 

4. Noah, Sept. itf. 1732 

5. John. ' Sept. 10. I7.v4 

6. Seth. Aug. 3S. 1756 

7. Frederick. " Feb. 13, I7.s8 

8. Lydia, Au||[. 6. 1760 
^. Esther. April 19. 1769 

10. Caleb, Dec'r 16, ir>4 



> . ^. 20 — • 

wmm of 1781. For, m U oflta told aad pofttr Mievcd, AUlediel Arnold 

made it almosl (ond ncmriy forever) impoeelble for aay Beckwith whoee 

watch keeps Chicefo, Denver, San Pr'laco, Hooolnln, or Xanila time to 

eetabMeh hit aUth-cottainhood with hia nameaakea of New I/mdon. 

tTbncUiiy the military aenrioe of Gordon Beckwith : In 1814 the national 
government enliated ita rcgimenta of regnlara by Statea, and thna Sta Mh 
and 37th Infantrv were and are known aa the Conne^cnt regimenta. Thia 
ia not mentioned aa n oorvedUoo ; hot, leat aomehody might infer that the 
little State had previonaly lalsed thirty-ais regimenta for a war the hnrden 
of which her dtiaena felt in more than one way, Thirty-aeven regimenta, 
with men heaidea for home defence, wonld have been n /^t^ em nMue.] 

Page* 84. 85- 

''Joseph (532), born at Lyme in 1640 ; served in military ex- 
pedition to Wood Creek in 1708; where he lost his life ; married 
Susannah, daughter of Capt. Way, of Lynie ; she was bom* in 
Lyme, July 9, 1682. *' As the places of his sisters in the order 
of Matthbw's household are unknown, and as the only birth 
year for his children is that obtained from Matthew Jr. 's tomb* 
stone, and by the abstruse art of subtradtion. nothing more as 
to Joseph's birth can be said than that it was in 1640 or later. 
If bom in 1640, then not at Lyme ; if bom at Lyme, then not 
in 1640; (see p. 73). Neither in 1708 nor in any war, (except 
in ievr en masse, a last emergency of home defence), were men 
of sixty-eight enlisted for duty. Besides, at p. 241 the same or 
another Joseph is killed in 1758, and at Wood Creek. Widow 
Susannah Beckwith had a claim on the colony for service of her 
apprentice. Benjamin Fox, in the Wood Creek expedition, and 
a claim for feeding soldiers ; but never a claim for any service 
ol her late husband. In or before 1716 she became the wife of 
Capt. Joseph Way. If she was bom "July 9, 1682 *' she was 
five years, two months, and twenty-five days younger than her 
daughter Sarah (bora April 14, 1677); and three years, two 
months, and twenty-four days' younger than her son Joseph 
(bom April 15. 1679). 

Befoie dealing with errors as to the children of Capt. Joseph 
Beckwith (624) some account is here given of his wife's family. 
IJeut. Thomas Lee by ist wife, Elizabeth Kirtland, had a child 
Mary. (Mrs. Thomas Lord). By his 2d wife, Mary De Wolf, he 
had a child whose marriage' record reads : ** Joseph Beckwith 
aud Marah Lee. May 18, 1699." In later records her name was 
written ** Mary. *' The identity of Marah Lee with Mrs. Joseph 

^Beckwtlk Xotes: Xo. /. 



— 51 — 

BeckiJnth, Hn. Banid Sterling, and Mrs. Haary lEtigpi li mdif 
shown. Her sisterB, Elisabeth and Hannah Lee, ¥9«i« Mttlttd 
lespedtively to Samuel Ftck and John Gtiswold« JOMpiL iAd 
Haiy named no child Elisabeth or Haniialu It was ^hflfm Ow 
jj, anU) that Dafios Peck man led a daughter of Rkhud Btdt^ 
with and Hannah (Moore ?).* His children are they who wtit 
so elegantly disarranged at p. 76 and his wife was two genera^ 
tiona later 19 this vale of errors than that Mrs. Elisabeth (Let) 
Fteck so delusively numbered 635. But this older Mrs. Peck^l 
son Samuel married Alice Way, and their sons Darius and Sam-^ 
uel married third^cousins of (^pt* Joseph^s grandchtldmm 

ItYkB Rbcord. 




"Tkb Bbckwitrs.'* ^ 

Jofleph, bom 1700 

6a6w ThomaA, *^ Dec 11, 1711 

697. Hemekiah. " 1704 

6aB. Snaannmh, 

699. Marr* " 1709 

€yk I«ydla, *' 171 1 

651. DorolhM, ** 1715 

651. BUJaN *' 1716 

633. Naihan, ** 171S 

61s. EiiiabeUt, mV'd DaHus F^ck, 

April i9. ifsr- ' 
63& HamuaA, m'd J&Am Criswoid, 

Page $5. 
** Nathaniel, (534). bom at New London in June 1643.^^ Rut 

at p. 73 his father passed from Saybrook in 163S to Branford. 

thence to Hartford in 1642. thence to Lyme in 1651. Yet, it is 

told that Matthew Jr. was bom at.Saybrook, John and Joseph 

at Lyme, Nathaniel and Benjamin at New London, -» all before 



I. Joseph, horn Jane 4, 1 700 

3. Thomaa, " Jnly 1, 1703 

3. Hesekiah, *' Feb. 5, 170! 

4. Mary,* ** * Ana. Jo, 1706 

5. Sttsanaah '* Mav 1 1, 170S 
& Mary. ^' April 3, 1710 
7. Lydia, «* Feb. 16, 1711 
S. Blijab, " Dca 15. 171 Y 
9. Nathan, Peh. ta, 1717-S 

10. Dorothy, ** Sept lo, 1790 

11. SIrphea, " March 6^ 179^ 

* Died in infancy. 



* Not aU relating to these Beckaritha and Pecks ia better than Inference 
from theke few faicta : — 
I. Richard was the third son of John Beck with and Prudence Blanwiriu; 

and, aa yet, no other Richard has been found in fourth ireneration. 
a. Six children off Rick ird and Hana^ih Beckwit'a were baptiscil at First 

Chnrch of Lyme, in 1741 ; two of them were Rlis ibft 1 ani H mnn.i. 
.1. Samncl Peck (3d) and his brother Darins were of even generation wit 1 

the children of Richard and Hannah Beckwilh. 

4. Samuel Peck (3d) married Hannsh. daughter of Richard and Hannah 

Beckwitb« 

5. In 1704 John More married Blisabeth, (3d gen.), daughter uf Nathaniel 

' and Martha Beekwith, 

6. John Moore Peck was sixth child of Darius and Blistb'^t'i. 

From four of these fafUtt is Inferred as fairly probable, ist. that the 
Peck brother married Beekwith aistera ; and, ad, that thcae slsteis were cf 
the household of Richard, sen of Jnhn and Prudence. The name " J«>]iu 
Moore Peck " is soggestive. but does not quite prove that Richard lis-ck* 
with married Hannah Moore, nor UmI 1^.1: ^a* Lis aewouu-cou.in. 



— aa — 

tl»e end of 1643. Nothing it known of Nathaniel, ozospt fimn 
•ome records of deeds and of wills, whence it is known that he 
was son of Katthew, that his wife was Martha, that his children 
were Nathaniel, John, Joseph, Mary, Blisabeth, Susannah, and 
Martha, that he administered Nathaniel Jr.'s estate in 1717, 
that his will wss filed (or proved) Dec. 25, 1728, [not 1735, ss 
in Notes, No. s; p. 34], and that he had p roper ty in Moodns, 
Bast Haddam, and Lyme. 

Nathaniel. (637),— •« Sarah, his wife, horn at Bast Haddam/' 
Sarah, daughter of Wolston Brockway and Hannah Briggs, was 
bom at Ljrme, Sept. 23, 1679 ; married Jan. so. 1703-4. Their 
children were Job, (who did not marry Ei)iz&beth Harvey). Na- 
thaniel, Jerusha, (bom June [not Aug.] 10, 1709), Sarah, (bora 
Aug. 15, [not 13], 1712^) and Joseph, (bora Dec. ii.;[not lo], 
1715) ; hut neither Stephen, as twin with Jerusha, nor Patience, 

As to any Benjamin (535), son of Matthew, it may be possible 
to carry skepticism too far ; but, little is recorded of the second 
generation, and the number and the nature of mistakes thns far 
noted make it but pradent to doubt well before believing things 
neither verifiable by record nor in themselves too likely. Not 
only are other birth-dates in Matthew's household as yet to 
leara, but two married daughters are to us unchristened, not a 
sign is left by which to guess what families gave mother and 
wives to lour sons, and the time of death is told in full on one 
son's headstone, the years inferred as to two sons, as to one son 
and three daughters seemingly forever unknowable.' Nothing 
whatever is known of John's wife, little of himself, and hardly 
more of his children, — except the blind namesake of Nisntic. 
That he had wife or children is but indiredtly known. Then, to 
read, ist, that '* Benjamin (535) was bom at New Ixmdon March 
8» 1643," WAy 1^<1 one to marvel how this full date outlived so 
much chronologicfll ^wreck; '2d, that **he was a mariner, and 
was lost.flit sea," is to recall that Matthew's son-in-law. Benja- 
min Grant, led such a life and met such a death ; 3d. that -* he 
married Azubah Brewster, of Hartford, " .reminds that the same 
page and o^ore than one other page have told of Beckwiths who 
never lived and of marriages which never took place. It is not 
unreasonable to ask for proof or probability that the children 

— Becktttik Xoiet: Ab, 4, 



J 



— 2 J .- 

BcfOaala (645) and Bliiha (646) wtrt of c^rUtr tlum «k« fauith 

PSfCfl 86 ttwL 26B. 

Samud, (S47), liad brothers born in 1679 and t6St and y^X he 

lived to marry in 1781, and to drown in t8oo» Himielf of the 

third generation, he aerved in the continental anny with men of 

the fourth and fifth generations and boys of the slatth*^ He 

married, first, Polly Greenfield, then, Maxy Tinker: yet PoUy 

was first married to him and then, eighteen years after his loo 

early death, she was married to Joseph Tinker^ 

It ia only fair to presume that Rer. RoaweU Bcckwtth kttew the aaa«i 
of hia madpareata, and, perhapa, of his c*eat-gimadpareats, and thai he 
wrote uis knowledge for the ase of his poeteritj. It is not so nearly attif 
that he waa aware of. a genetation between his gr^ at-fnuid|Mirents and the 
immisffant Matthew, (if that ia raeaaed tmljK and that therefore he, like 
moat yonager men of the Revofntionary armiesi waa of the sixth 'genera< 
tion, aa it seems from hb birth in 1755. It is not here supposed that supe* 
rior and inferior limita of time ean be aaaisned with eksAness to each 
generation ; and intelligent Judgmenta may differ aa to the likelihood that, 
venr manv Beckwiths of tlie fifth geneiauoa were bom earlier than 1720 
or Mter than 17.50,— except when such were of a line of younger sons in 
generaUy large families. This is not shown to have been Roawell*s case, 
and. when building a pedigree upon guess-work, the usual and not the leM 
fftquent or exceptional course of nature abould be anpposed to have taken 
place. But it is admitted that the series of birth*veaffi from Matthew to 
KosweU are more plausibly arranged than is usual in *' TJU BecJtutilksy 

Page 88. 

For «* A. N. Clark ** read Asahel K. Clark. [See pp. 6 anil ; 
anic for corredtion of many similar type-slips.] 
Page 104. 

«< Chelsea, N. ¥..*> -'Chelsea, N. H.,*' and at p. 266 I'CheU 
sea. Orange Co., N. Y.,*' -*all these for Chelsea, Orange Co., 
Vermont. 

If Rnfns (S43) convinced the pension bnreau that at twelve 
years old he was enlisted for garrison duty it is qnite in vain to 
demur here. But it is not so easy to dispose of Martha (844). 
I. At this page she was born Jan. 12, 1790, married Saulsbur>% 
and had a son Reuben and nine more children. 2. At page 182 
Martha, (1663), daughter of Reuben of "Cloverache,** married 
Saulsbury. 3. At p. 267 a Bible leaf is said to have shown not 
only thai Jan. 1, 1790 was either the birthday or wedding-day 
of Rufus's wife, but their children, as recorded there, included 
never a daughter named Martha. Whoever were her parents if 



II 



* David Pithian SilL captain and colonel, from thia 88lh page fonrard, an 
Capt Sell," marches battalions of Beckwiths to patriotic duty. 



— a4 — 

New Ycar*8,^i79o, was the date of the mother^s birth, or of her 
nvriage, the datighter'a birth eleven days later miist have set 
goaalppy tonnes in motion. 

Joaiah, son of Rnlna, *' enlisted in the Revolutionary Army 
in 1814. " Uke accuracy of historical statement may be found 
at other pages. 

'*Ruel, (574), bom Aug. 8, 1741.*' Henry Truman Beckwith 
wrote Dec. 30, 1743. 

" Titus, (849a), married Lucy Chappell. • In the Champion 
Genealogy: '•William, son of Titus Beckwith and Leny Chap- 
pell, married Caroline, daughter of Capt. Reuben Champion and 
Esuier Chad wick. " 

Pise 1061 
** Lucy, (860), bom Feb. 8, 1827 ; married J. R. Spencer Odt. 

16, 1827, ** — eight months and eight days after her birth, 
Pase 107. 
Beaides by slight errors of figures the (amily of William and 
Caroline is aflfefted by omiasion of third child, Virginia, (Mrs. 
Albert Watrus Stillman,^ bom March 11, 1836. died ^Dec. 10, 
1866), and by the change of Isbon into " Osborn. " (See Notbs 
No. 2, pp. 4-5 * No. 3, p, 25, for Caroline's descent from Henry 
Champion and from four successive Matthew Beckwiths.) 

Pag€ 108. . 
* The error of p. 79, as to birth of Amos,— " 1730 " for 1754.— 
is repeated.. Of dates not quite concurrent with other account 
the most noteworthy is that of the birth of Elizabeth, (889),— 
'* March 21, 1789 " for March 24, 1792. Her brother John was 
bom Odt. 12, 1789, six months and twenty-one days later than 
the first-mentioned date. 

Page io9>. 
It may not mean that Amos Newell Beckwith died ** June 15, 

X879,*' for he lived till Feb. 12, 1890. 

Page 110. 
Robert Lippitt, (899), probably married before four of his -five 
children were bora,— say in 1877 rather than ** 1887. '* 

Piwe 113. 
Polly, (935). neither married nor lived in Michigan ; but she 
died at Marlow, Feb. 8, 1843, V^ S^- ^ ^^^^^ ^^^ headstone. 

^BfCkunih NoUi: No. 4, 



A nesriy contemporaneous Polly, (i66a), 19 sud ai ff9^ rSt to" 
liave married and to have died in Michigan. '•: ^ " '^ ^. 

Sarali, wife of Amon, -was bom in 1767, not ** 17'^SC* - ^ ' 
Pige 114. '-. ^ -' 

Of four children of Alvah A.. (944), it is told that they died 
unmarried. This seems quite credible, since these four sinless 
lives were respectively 3 years i month. 26 days; 9 years^ to 
months ; 15 years, 9 months, 1 1 days ; 5 months, 6 days* 

James, (566), and his sons are repeated, as at page' 78, — not a 
word of it truer than before, though the sons are new-numbered. 

Lucy, (952), was bom at Bristol, April 24, 1789, and she died 
there April 5, 1794, s^t. four years, eleven months, twelve days. 
Then it can hardly be trae that she '* married Jadies Mc Kinney 
and had six children.** [At p. 185 **Lucy, (1717). married J. 
Mc Kinney."] 

Philander, (953), and Sidney, (956), as may be shown by the 
family Bible and other conclusive evidence, was, in truth, and 
not to trifle with amiable credulity, Philander Sidney, the one 
and indivisible husband of Belinda H, Gridley. He was born 
July 13, 1806; died Dec. 9, 1835; ^^ ^ son, who died early. 
Page 115. 

Dana, (957), died July 31, 1869. not *' in 1889.'* He mtirried 
Esther Cowles Richards, not *' Esther Ritchie. ** She died July 
4, 1858, not ** 1888.*' She was a well-descended daughter of 
Deacon Selah Richards and Helena I^wis. 

The children of Henry Beckwith and Charlotte Miriam Skin- 
ner lyere bom, respedtivel^', in 1857 end 1863, not ** 1S56 and 
1872." 

• Page 11& 

James, (959). died at Salem, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1S5S, uot ** 1859." 
Page 117. 

"Geoige, (977). bora Feb'y 11, 1824; married May 18, 1835; 
his child Rachel bom July 29, 1874.*''' Any old boy of eleven 
years, three months, and seven days may choose to put off the 
tyranny of parents and take on the fetters of marriage ; but in 
any country on this side of Jumblyland thirty-nine yearsf af..er 
marriage is a'trifle late for new-motherhood. 
Page 118. 

The birth of a child (No. looo) fcur months and eight days 



V > — 20 — - 



wtQT tBc n^ffiiige of tlie paicnts Is licre tur tf^ . Such doncftkf 
^^^medduiUl^r^ abnoniially tequcat in this prodaA of orach 
lep-Vtijnitrjffg',^ so fiequent ss to nuse sti o u g cst presBatfitloOt 
^V^>Wsl)yr'<Kl 'pen-slip or type-slip (or both) imther than slip of 
'pfeiSisiifaL discretion. It'is not well to let soch impntation go 
nnnoticedt' lest ovcr-ciednlcms disciples of the ssge and serions 
dodfaine of hciedity may foolishly inicr from it that Matthkw 
Bbcxwith was " no better than he sh'd orter be," snd that in 
consequence of this his posterity needs snd will forever need an 
nnconunonly great deal of hereditist's excusing. 

" Chapman " for Chipman, as seen before at page 80. 
Pttge 119. 

** Marvin Beckwith, (579), bom Conn., resided at Soothing-* 
ton ; moved to Cairo, Green Co., N. Y. ; died at Sonthington, 
N. Y- " The short and simple snnals of not-poorer-than-some- 
of-their-neighbors families are liable, it seems, to be not very 
ingeniously false, i . Blarvin of p. 80 was not by a generation 's 
length Marvin of Cairo, s. Cairo was and is ^xt in Greene Co. 
3. Sonthington is in Hartford Co., Conn., and it has no double 
in New York. 4. The father of the children, Alva to Andre, 
was not himself son of his great-uncle Samuel. In short, two 
Marvins are here fused into one. Marvin, third child of Rey- 
nold and Martha, bom at Norwich, Jan. 10, 1736-7 ; married 
Abigail, sixth child of David Clark and Hannah Woodraff, at 
Sonthington, Nov. 15, 1759: died between 1810 and 1813; left 
children, David, Harvey, Bforcia, Lucia, Marvin, Abigail, Letn- 
uel, Salmon, Susan, and Sylvester, — each of whom had one or 
more children, — in all, sixt^'-four grandchildren of Marvin and 
Abigail. The younger Mar\'in was bom in 1770; married Re- 
becca, daughter of James Plant and Lucy Judd, in 1796; lived 
for several years at Wolcott ; died at Cairo, May 8, 1837 ; had 
children, Alva, Diana, Andre, Sarah (died early), Loren, Sarah 
and Sophia (twins), James, Clark, Ira. and Harriet. 

Page laa 
Alva, (1015), wa^ bom at Sonthington, not *'Catro,'* May 29, 

1797, not *' in 1787. " He did not marry *' Maud, *' but Hannah 

daughter of Edward Bmsh and Martha Halstead, Odt. 31, not 

'* ai," 1819. He could not have lived in Clarence Co., N. Y., 

but did live for some years in the town of that name, in Erie 

^Beckwtik Noies: No. 4. 



— 27 — 

Co., N. Y.: he died Odt. ii, not <*2i." 1835. ; his childien not 
prcciaely ** Dianna, Anna, Blvina, James, and Marvin E. " ; bnt 
were Diana Lauretta. Marvin Bdward, Elvira Minerva, Saiah 
Sophia,.and Ann Eliza, -^^.these five and no other. Diana t,., 
horn at Clarence, N. Y., not '* Mich."; married in 184s to De 
Witt C. Miller; her children, not snmamed "Nutter,"* were 
Alva Clinton, 1844; Elvira Elizabeth, 1846, not '* 1840"; Al- 
bert Ernest, not "Ernest L.," 1857, not •' 1853." ElviniM. 
married ist, to Dr. Colman C. Ellsworth ; ad, to Hon. Harry 
Sortor ; and her daughter, Elvira Melissa Sortor, is Mrs. Orville 
Dean, of Pairmount, near Cleveland. 

Page III. 
Marvin Edward Beckwith and his wife Mai^garet Sophia Mc- 
Leod had neither daughter *'Alvira" nor son-in-law ''Ardville." 
These names are variations on Elvira and Orville Dean. They 
had children James Colman and Ida May. who died early. 

[There It bomII need to wonder how Marvin Jr.** Sve brothen and fonr 
niaten, with their fifty-three children, conhl have bef n ao wholly lost to 
genealory, alnce of eight of hia own children 00 greater account la made 
than their aamea and one falae date,— (for Andre waa not bom in ** 180.9,*' 
but March 30. 1801. Prom the acore or «o miatakea pointed out it mlgat 
aeem that It waa kinder to shnt ont than to take in only to dii«rniM!. aome- 
what in the waya of Infreniona VIdlor Hngo'a pitiltvi cymprack fcos : that 
ia, to blot one out of hia* own memory, and to hide him behind hia own 
face from liia family and kindred forever.] 

Handley, (580), neither was son of 5Uimuel nor was he bom 

in Connecticut. SamueKs brother John married Jane Worden 

April ao, 1737, at Norwich, where John Jr. was bom March 16. 

1738. The cousins, Samuel Jr. and John Jr., married Chipman 

sisters, in Nova Scotia. Capt. John and Catherine had seven 

children living to di\ide his estate in 1816, and the second of 

these was Handley, bora March 16, 1770; married Catherine, a 

daughter of Joseph Newcomb, Dec. 18, 1792. Handley lived at 

Comwallis, and died Feb. 28, i85o. Catherine was bom Mareh 

15, 1775, and died on her birthday in 1363. Children : — 

' I. A child who died Dec. 35. I793- 
3 lohn, bora OA. 7, 1707 .' died Dec. 7, i*^. 

3. joaeph, born Jnne.a^ 1796; married Martha Ltou. Dec, — , iSiS. 

4. Mayhew, bora OA. 7, 1797 : mnriicd 1. Eunice Rand ; 2. Mra. Strong. 

5. Handley. bora Nov. 17. 1800 : died May 30, 1S12. 

f. Morton, born Nov, 9, 1803 , married Mra. Brown ; died In 18 40. 

7. Amoa R.. bora Dec. 39, i8a| ; married Mary Ann Morton, April 21, JS41. 

8. Zelida, bora Peb^ ri, 1807 : married to Rnaael Chealey. 
9^ Uivinia. |)ora Nov. 14, 1808; died Ian. 20. 1826. 

I a Mary, bora May li, iSii ; married tu liliaha liatoii. 



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ti. Baadley. boni^pril atSi >8i3; ^^ Odt lo, 1813. 
It. Dudel. bora Nov. 13, 1815 : auifried Mary Moore. 
13. Hobnefl, bora April 17, 1818 ; left home in i8.|6^ and Iheacefoitli waa 
loat to this familr. 

Thus, the names of Morton, Zelida, and one Handley have 
been dropped,- Amos B. changed to *' James B., " and Biayhew's 
birth delayed till •• 1798." 

[Worden, ton of John and Jane, baptised at Southington, July o. 1749, 
(See NoTBS, II., 15I, was born Jan. 13th in that year. Hit wife, Martha 
Stedman, was appointed in 1784 to administer estate.— Notes, III., 9|.] 



" 1062. Herbert, bom Nov. 27, 1861," 
" 1062 H. Alfred, bom Aug. 7, 1861." 

It is about equally likely, i. that one of these dates should 
be 1862 : 2^ that neither date is quite trae ; 3. that these boys 
were not brothers ; 4. that they were not of same generation. 
Such mistakes in recent dates may be trifles now. but some of 
them may afflidt genealogists sorely in 1991. 

Nehemiah, (583), as shown at page 15, atUe, was youngest of 

seven children of Capt. Samuel and Miriam. He was bora at 

Norwich, Feb. 29, 1756. He married Julie Le Bran about 1790. 

Francis Marvin (1065) probably did not marry ** Greensward," 

but, imaginably, Francis Bdmrd, who married Harriet Norton 

Greenwood, was son of Francis Marvin.' (Notbs, III., 41.) 

In .1891 Ron. John Adolphns Beckwith wrote to his cousin Samnel's son, 
Geoive Le Bmn Beckwith : ** Vonr grandfather, Blisha, was a brother uf 
Nehemiah, my father." This short sentence, in effe^ cleared away all 
that mjTstery of misinformation, folly of bad rnesawork, and Pnckishness 
of "font case " which, for quite long enough Ume, had hidden the truth as 
to the descendants of Reynold, Samuel, and' John Beckwith. 

• Page 124. 

"Thomas, (1073), married Sept. 21, 1865 " ; son Adolphns J. 
born ** Aug. 5, i860,*' — perhaps for 1866; but, George F. bom 
••Feb. II, 1877 •* and Robert bom ••June 6, 1877 •* may prove 
that Nature sometimes overjumps her own regulations. 

Adelaide Le Bran was not bom in 1798. but married in that 
year and was bom sea£onably for that destiny, — i. e. in 1 781 , at 
Montreal, — one of Jean-Baptiste Le Brun*s three daughters. 

Francis Xavier's birth is given corredtly, March 29, i8o8, not 
•* March 10,*' as in Notss, II.. 13. 
Psce 19$, 

William Leonidas,*(io86), served, first, in 13th, not •• 134th'* 
New York Infantry. Anna H., his daughter,* was bora in Lu- 
ca^ Co. , Iowa, not • * Ohio. ' ' 

T-Secku't/k Notes: No. 4, 



George Le Bmn, (io8ia)» married ist, Miss Wilder ; sd, Ssp 
ndi, daugh. of Jonathan Winslow and Rhaydaxgowy Anthony. 

Page 127. 
James Pamsworth Beckwith died at Albion, not ''Albert.** 

His wife, Sarah Lamson, (not ''Lawaon,") was a daughter of 
Silas H. I^amson and Olivia Dickinson. 

''Silas, (592), bom at liyme in 1746; moved to Watertown ; 
to Blmirm ; to Albany, * * bnt was driven from there by the 
Tories for befriending Gov. Yates ; * * appointed captain by 
Gen. Yates." Gov. George Clinton and Gen. Horatio Gates 
belong to ancient history, while Gov. and Gen. Yates are dis- 
coveries of modem genealqgy or of ts^graphy. Silas revisits 
the earth at pp. 155, 139, and 269-271, and always in question- 
able shape. He seems to have begun badly at p. 81 by calling 
himself a son of Benjamin, (586). At p. 270 he refers to this 
parent as the one living witness who can say that he, Silas, was 
really a soldier of the Revolution. This, in or about 1833, in 
which year Benjamin, if son of Jonah, was aged 127 summen. 
Two of the three children attributed to his first marriage, with 
all the five to his second marriage, coincide as to their names 
with seven children of John Beckwith, of Watertown, Conn., 
a Revolutionary soldier, too, who had children Richard, Dan- 
iel, Isaac, Seth Smith. Samuel, Silas, and Anna. Two ol these 
names ^ggest that Aima Smith was not wife of any Silas, but 
of that John aforesaid, of Watertown, who went to Vincennes, 
married again, and died there. Tliis short stor>- of Jo?-n was 
told in 1874 by a grandson. At p. 139 one ** Dr. Beckwith. of 
Sterling, III., dentist," is Ixm'ed in as graMson of Silas. But 
Dr. Thomas Wesley Beckwith. of Sterling, dentist, knows of 
no such namesake and competitor, and knows himself grandson 
of Bnos, somewhat as at p. 180. Thus twice rejedted as grand- 
father, it is well with him if he has found eternal rest from ^"ar 
and marriage and all earthly ills before this his 157th 3'ear, and 
better with him, it may be, if no such Silas ever was born. 

Psse 134. 
** Widow of Robert, (1163), lived in 1889 on the farm owned 
by her father^n-law, Silas Beckwith.** At p. 133 this Robeit 
is seen as a son of Daniel, who at p. 127 was son of the ancient 
friend of Governor-General Yates. 



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In the offder*of generations Seth, (1168), was great-grandson 
of Silas (bom 1746), grandson of Daniel (bom 1770), nephew of 
Henry Sly (bom 1805), husband of Slizabeth Battles or Bntler 
(bom ^1787), and was a soldier in 1812, himself bom not later 
than 1796, — more likely earlier than 1787, if married in 1806. 
Here, instead of a generation or two omitted, as at some other 
points of interest, if not of deep concern, we have a generation 
or two intmded ; for, if fate had so subscribed it, Seth*s lather 
might have been bom in 1746. But it may be doubted if the 
soldier of Martinsburg belonged in near relationship to the fam- 
ily at Blmira. From Chemung Co. to Lewis Co. is against the 
usual current of Yankee migration. 

Pifc 136. 
• *• Richard H., (1184), died in 1852.*' But Milton H.. his son^ 
was bom in ** 1857." 

Page 157. 
Seth Smith, (1178),, **bom in 1785," and his wife bom in 
*' 1738." A child bom in '* 1819 " ; another in *' 1837 " ;' that 
is, new motherhood at ninety-nine. This is hardly the worst, 
for the parents did not marry till ** 1871," and then at Chicago, 
though Seth S. had died in ** 1865 " at Binghamton. Better 
chronology need not be asked for one who had two fothers, one 
of them a Silas of **some wild, weird clime, which lieth sub- 
lime, out of space, out of time." 

Pi«e 139- 
Dr. Beckwith, dentist,* of Sterling, is not a son of Benjamin 
Beckwith and Sally Gresham. See p. i£o. 

• « 

Page 14a 
" Barzillai, (589). bom in 1736 ; removed to East Haddam in 
1735." Tombstones at East Haddam tell that Deacon Barzillni 
Beckwith died — . 2s, 1818. in his 8oth year; Mar}% his wife, 
died Dec. 3, 1797, in her 56th year ; Lucinda, his wife, died Jan. 
18, 1813, aged 60 years. H^ce, Barzillai bom in 1738, was he 
who lived at Millington, near East Haddam, (not ** Ellington, '* 
which is in Tolland Co.), who is variously misnamed Bexalccl, 
Bazel, and Basil, and who married Lucinda, daughter of Atncr 
and Elizabeth Lee and widow of Elias Mather. The recording 

clerks of old misspelled and altered names quite as ingeniously 

— iieckutih Ao/es: ATo. 4. 



— 31 — 

as some of their successors, and the latter have often qnite as 
curiously misread the colonial pot-hooks ; whence has arisen 
genealogical doubt, confusion, and wandering from true ways. 

P««c 144- 
Baxzillai, (1269), "married in 1831, at Saybrook, Ohio, about 

1821 ; moved to Monmouth, 111., in 1846; his son a graduate of 

Monmouth College in 1844, and married in 1869." Monmouth 

college was organized in 1856. Let it be tried to evolve truth 

or its semblance from such data with least helpful change. In 

1821 Barzillai went to Saybrook and married there in 1831 ; in 

1846 moved to Monmouth ; his son, then aged 14 or some years 

less, was graduate^ about i860. Not a word of this ma3' be 

true, but it may have the dubious merit of self-consistency. 

Paae 146. 
For *' Hannah Eliza Moores .*' read Elizabeth H. Mooers. 

Mrs. Luc3' Sowles, (1297), is a great-granddaughter of George 
M. and Eliza H. Beckwith, not their daughter. 

Page 147. 
For ** E. Villas,'* read Emory E. Vilas, wife of George Henry 

Beckwith.* An omitted daughter is Mrs. Margaret Houghton. 

(See vol. viii.. Year Book of Daughters of Am. Rev.) 

Among the children of Benjamin M. Beckivith are the.se : — 
•M307. William M., born Jan. 15, 1867." 
'* 1308. Henry M., bom June 15. 1867." 
Page 151. 
** 1366. Amy, bom June 7, 1S09.** 

•• 136^. Eliza A., born 0<5t. 3, 1809. " 

These were children of Col. Nathan Beckwith and Delsey Culc, 

or, Rachel Gale, according to Strong Genealogy, 

Pag« IS5. 
Having been married in 1835, Eliza A. had a son in 180S, — a 

year before her own birth; died in 1843; by her second mar- 
riage she had a son in 1889 — herself then aged eight3- 3'ears, 
according to the dates as they are printed. 

Clarinda L., (1370), married in 1S49, and had four children 
between 184 1 and 1848, — if one cares to believe it. 

Page 156. 
The elder Dr. Josiah Gale, bom Sept. 14, 1803 ; married Jane 



Haria, danghter'or Hoses Scymonr and Mabel Strong. Feb. 7, 
1831. Children: — Jane Seymonr, (not "JonaS."), ElizabeUi 
G^, Josiah Gale, Geor^^ Seymonr, and Sarah.Hunt. 
rate IS7- 
"Lewis Cnrtis, (136S), bora in 1807: married iniSso." A 
son, Giles E. C, bom in " 1781, '"and two daaghten bom in 
1835, four months and eighteen days apart. 
Page 160. 
"John, (553), bom at Waterfbrd, 1703 ; died at Lyme, 1785 ; 
moiried Elizabeth Dart, Nov. 8, 1744, bom East Haddam, Ang. 
30, 1716, died at Lyme." This is neither true as to marriage 
nor very probable a« to all eloe. Elizabeth is not to be taken 
from Deacon John, (593), who was a genciati<m younger th^n 
John, (553), and by so much the fitter husband for her. In the 
earlier generationa, ad to 6th, there were at least these John ; — 
aha, ion of Uatdikw. 

okn, MM of Uattbew Jr. ; [married Naomi l>c Wolf?] 
'' — — n of John (i| ; marned Pmdracc Manwarliur. 

- of NaUwfllcI; married Uehctabel Chappcf), Iprobablr). 
-* ' m of Matthew jr.) ; married Jane Wordcn. 

n of Matthew Jr. ) ; marHed Sarah Anderaon. 
■narried Hannah BrookaT 
m. I. Joanna I^ 7 a. Patience Waiera ? • 
Kcn.) : mamed Bcthlah Chapman JB l?}^. 
; married Catherine Cbipman. 



shn, con of Ji 
— -• -,,nie 
of J 
oft 
of J' 



Qbn, nan of J( .. .. . 'married 1. Rllaabelh Dart ; a. Ilai 
ohn, of Watertown ; married Aona Smith, apparently. 



ohn Chipmao, aon of Capt John flo). 
ohn, fon of Geotce, (of Philip, r' '— 

"■"" — of Thomaa, (of Philip, __ , . 

of John (4) ; married Hannah Damv 



[p. of Jonah) ; m. Kosa Pettibooe. prob. 
ilip, of Jc -"■ -^ 



if Thomaa, (of Philip, of Jonah] ; m. Amy Bartholomew. 



coDieAare that thla 'John married either Joanna or Patience, and 

that anj John murricd both, bat both maniagea were at Lyme. . 

A few more Johns may be yet to find within these limits, and 
fuller knowledge may. bring all present conjeAuring to naught. 
Since it is not certain that John (3) had children, John (553) 
needs proof of parentage, and, like his imputed father, proof of 
his marriage and &thcrbocd. Since at p. 83 Elisabeth MsvIiew 
was wrongly married Oifl. is, 1743 to Deacon John, here may 
be her true husband, — if ever she had husband and if he had 
wife, as may j-et be brought to light. 

It la snspeAcd that even if John (553) evtr livpd a generation 

is lost between him and John <i43t). Whether the latter wns 

descended from Matthew Jr., John, or Kntheniel, it is unlikelj' 

that he married "Jan. 37, 1830 "; for it was written in records 

— Bttkunlb Xotti: Ifo. f. 



— 33 — 

of the Congregational church at Washington, in the county of 
Utchfield, that John Seckwith of New Canaan, married Chloe 
Bosworth, Jan. 15, 1781. John Beckwith and Patience Waters, 
who married at Lyme, April 25, 1747, were by a shade likeliest 
to have been parents of John of New Canaan. 

'^Page 165. , 
*' Thomas Lyndon, bom Jan. 14, and John Percy, bom June 

24,'* in the same year. Five months and ten da3'S diflference 

• 

between brothers may be in the usual ord^r of nature in *' Pas- 
quaton,** if not in Pasquotank. 

" Watrus, (1422), bom Sept. 18, 1754.*' At p. 160 John, his 
brother, was bom '* Odt. 19, 1754, '*a month and a day between 
them. Various descendants of Jacob and Hannah Waterhouse, 
Waterous, or Waterus, of Wethersfield and later of Lyme, are 
recorded with these spellings, and with changes to Watrus and 
Waters. In 1737 Gideon Watrous married Martha Beckwith ; in 
1742 Ste|>hen Beckwith married Jerusha Watrous ; in 1761 Sam- 
uel Watrous married Zeruiah Beckwith. John and Patience, as 
learned at Hamburg, had a son Watrus Beckwith, who married 
Ruth Robbins. It is thence argued that since the ancestors of 
John of New Canaan and Watrus liis brother have been shown 
but confusedly, inconsistently, or at its best, conje(fturally. this 
hypothetical line from Nathaniel and Martha, through John and 
Mehctabel to John and Patience, has in some respects' a belter 
chance of veriiicatiou than that from Mjttliew and Sarah. 

Job, (638), married Mary Biggs, Jan. 27, 1727, at East Had- 
dam, and their seven children, bom 1728 to 1738, were Nathan, 
Job, William, Mary, Sarah, and ti%-ins Elizabeth and Ezra. As 
all this is of record, there is yet to find **Job Beckwith, of Con- 
nedticut,'* who, in or near 1730, at Taunton, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of William Harvey and iiopestill Briggs, and who 
did not have sons Har%'ey, Ezekiel, and JoIk in 1755, '57. '59. 
To set down these boys as her grandsons, if Elizabeth was liorn 
in 1703, would read better, thongh proof would 3*et te waclfng. 

Dr. Oscar Jewell Harvey, of Wilkesbarre; the genealogist of 
his namesakes, found that one Harvey Beckwith, of Northamp- 
ton, married Josephine Marviu. At this page one reads *.* Josie 
Marion, " who in index is ** Marion Joril Beckwith. ** 



— 34 — 

167. 

'M489. Fnmcis E.. born Sept. 6, 18x7." 
**I490. Henrietta, born Jan'y 6, z8x8." 

Difference in time four calendar monUis. 
Page 168. 

"William, (1487), died Nov. 19, 1823 ; . . . child Laura A., 
(i5<>5)i bom Dec. 26, 1824, — thirteen months and seven days? 
Page 169. 

Ten numbers, 1506 to J515, inclusive, omitted. 
Page 170. 

Nathan, (1520), son of Dea. William, not of **£zekiel," mar- 
ried Betsey Spencer at Millin^^n, Odt. 26, 1797. Of children, 
*' Harriet, (1530), bom 1801 ; . . . daughter Mary Ann bom in 
1803, married Justin Jewett." Harriet's sister ** Mary Ann, 
(1531)1 bom in 1803; married J. Jewett. * ' 
Page 172. 

Thomas, (626), not bom *'Dec. 11, 1711.*' but July i, 1702 ; 
never "removed to Bristol "; did not have six children. He 
married Sarah Lewis, at Lyme, in 1728, and their children were 
Mary, Abner, Vinton, Sarah, and Deborah. 

In the careers of Thomas, (1547), and Thomas of p. 271 there 
may well seem too many coincidences to make these men two 
and too many differences to make them one. Other evidence 
determines that two Thomas Beckwiths are involved in the not 
very pellucid story of these twd pages. The one, son of Philip 
Be<;kwith and Abigail, daughter of Thomas Harvey and Abigail 
Smith ; bom about 1747 : married Pamell, daughter of a later 
Wolston Brockway ; moved from East Haddani to Famiingtoti 
(West Britain, now Burlington) in 1780; in 17S3 was a deacon 
in Rev. Jonathan Miller's First Church at Burlington ; he died 
there Odt. 22, 1839. He never went to Batavia. 'His descend- 
ants may have some record or clear-cut tradition of his military 
service, which would scarcely go step by step with the service 
of another Thomas Beckwith. His children were : — 

PoUy, born 1770 ; mirrieJ ist, to T'lomis Vale ; ad, to Adna ilart. 

Jonn, born 177a ; married Amy llarthulctiscw. 

Clarinsa, bom 1773 ; married to Timothy Andrews. 

Thomait, born 177s ; married Hannah llamUn. 

Harvey, bom 177S ; married Sally Fuller. 

Parncll, bum aoout 1783 ; married lu Urael Dibble. 

Flavel, married Anna Peck. • • 

Anna, bom 1786 ; married to Calvin Corawell. 

^Beckunik Noies: No. /. 



— 35 — 

Unida, born 1768. manied John Haxt. 

pThc best that eta now be Mid for these dales is that they ave not wy 
wide of truth. Plavel may have been older than ParnelL] 

The other Thomas, of unknown parents, was livini^ in 1S40 

in the deunily of Richard Beckwith at Batavia, N. Y., was then 

a pensioner, aged eighty-one years. If bom in 1759, he was a 

aoldief at seventeen, and was not at Bunker Hill in 1776 unless 

history is at fault. The amphibious service described at these 

two, pages, less some inconsistency, probably belonged mostly 

to Thomas of Batavia. 

Pi«e 173. 
Harvey, (1553),* and his wife, Sally Puller, had children Lot, 

Mary, Harvey, and Phcebe; but no *' Job.^' Ix>t married Mary 

Ann All3m, lived at Canton, and his descendants are persons of 

brains, character, and station. 

In last line but one for '* Jostin ** read Justin. 

Fase 174. 
For the twins ** Royden '* and Roy read Ruth and Roy. 

'* H. L. Panic [?] bom April 16, 1819," and a daughter bom 
*'Feb. 2, 1819.** Such miracles do not build up faith. Albro 
M. and Alice M. were twins, — perhaps. 

Paire 176. 
Given: ** Sarah, (i597<i), married A. Hoff in 1S6;; Thomis. 

(1599), married Sarah A. HofT; born March 3, i«S63 ** : to find 
the fadls in the case. 
Page 177. 
Thomas, (1552). as was shQ^\*n at p. 34 ante^ married Hannah 
Hamlin, and his children were Tolly, Hrastus, Ursula, Ilarvcy, 
Thomas, and Hamlin. He was born in 1775, died at or about 
Burlington. Therefore, Thomas of Exeter, Mc Donough, and 
Ctncinnatiis. "bom in 1789, married Dillamy Comstock, died 
in s86o, '* was not son of Deacon Thomas nor of any yet authen- 
ticated Thomas. But he may have been son of that T!iomas, if 
such ever lived, who at pp. 78 and 1 14 crept into the family cf 
James (3d), and who "married Azubah Pinckney.*' [.\t pp. 78 
and 114 ^'Bristol, R. T.** seems to mean Bristol, Conn.] 

Pare 179. ' 
f620ff, 1620^, 1622^, so numbered as children of Harmonious 

and Mar>% re-numbered 1 elcw. 1625, 1626, 1624, as children of 

-their brother Harmonious V. and wife Alice. 



, — 36_ • 

Joseph, (625), married Esther Smith ; their known childten 
were phinehas, Esther, Phcebe, Elisabeth, and Zenas ; his will 
was proved in 1781. He was hardly, then, the Joseph who died 
;in 1765, leaving a son Asa.' 

It may be donbted that Asa, (1627), 1^ children Chauncey, 
Joseph, Lois, and Abigail. He went to Claverack about 1783, 
with his sons Asa, Wolcott, Reuben, and Lemuel, to Rome a 
year or two later, and to the town of Western, (a few miles far- 
ther up the Mohawk), by 1786. These sons were old enough in 
1797 to take part in organizing the new town. The father died 
about 1805. It is not easy to fit him with parents. 

Page iSo. 
The family here bestowed upon Chauncey, (i6s8), belonged, 

with slight correction, to John (son of Deacon Thomas) and his 
wife Amy Bartholomew. " Chauncey married in 1780 ; moved 
to Bristol snd died there." The only Chauncey found in Bris- 
tol record or recolleAion was son of John and Amy ; married 
Susan Barnes ; their children, John, Emeline, Orren, and Amy. 
Enos. (1636), son of John and Amy, married ist, Clarissa, 
daughter of James Hart and Sylvia Pennifield : 2d, Abigail 
Maxfield. Chauncey, (1646), son of Enos and Abigail, married 
a daughter of Rev. Thomas Woolsey. and a son. Dr. Thomas 
We%ley (not •• Welsy ") Beckwith, is No. 1643. 

Page 181. 
Asa, (1637), and wife Sarah hod children : Eli Bartholomew, 
Orlando Hiram, (not Orlando and Hiram), Charles Barnes, and 
Sarah Elizabeth (Mrs. George F. Moore). 

Pi«- 18a. 
Reuben, (1630), could not have been bom at **Cloverache," 
nor his son David at Lyme, unless dates are notably chnngcd 
and the family traditions with them. There are goluen possi- 
bilities of error as to his eleven children named here ; but ^^$ yet 
his grandchildren have not shed all the light of their personal 
knowledge upon the history of their widely-dispersed branch. 
There is some uncertainty as to Polly, who may have been the 
mother of the children imputed wrongly at p. 1 13 to her name- 
sake at Marlow ; and similarly as to Martha, who seemed ulso 
to have a double of her own at p. 104 . 



" Lucy, (1717). iBAfrted J. McKiaqAy/^ ttot. U Ukily U 
not, bat their ehUdxen Mem to have been left at p. 114 in eait 
of a little JLncy who laid down all her teal and imaginary eaitt 
before her fifth jrear wi|8 quite lulU 

If Asa, (1617), was bom about 1734 it needs more than mere 
labor-saving assumption to show that Joseph, bom in 1749, wss 
his spu, even if a Joseph son of Aaa were known to have Uved» 
Page 188. 

Elijah. (63a). married Lydia Smith, and her biothef Simon 
married Blijah's sister Dorothy. These Smiths were children 
of Samuel Smith (sou of Nehemiah Jr.) and wife Slisabeth Bly% 
Elijah and Lydia signed an adi of relinquishment of right in 
her father's estate, OA. 30, i742» Lydia was married Ister to 
Elisha Miller, and, again, to Noah Lester, Therefore, while it 
may be that Elijah had first married Joanna Watrous there is 
reasonable doubt on that point. Whatever was the number and 
the order of his marriages, he was not bora ** at New London in 
1716." but at L3mie, where his patents lived, Dec. 15. 1713. 

Elijah, (1746), married Sarah Miller, Aug. sa, i784t which is 
sound warrant for scouting all mmofs of his death in ** 1780.'* 
Three children are known to have been bom : Joseph in 1785. 
Lydia in 1787. Joanna in 1790. [There is a faint shade of sus- 
picion that Sarah Miller wis hef husband's step-sister.] 

Joseph M., (1765). began by marrying in 1766 his cousin who 
was bom in 1786; then, his next most important step was to 
be bom in 1773. He was bonrin Vermont and died in north- 
ern New York, bnt his children, preferring the older custom of 
the family, were bom at Lyme. 7n some broad sense about a'l 
Beckwiths are cousins, each to each, but by the usual computa- 
tion and notation JoiMph and Sally were not precisely cousins, 
bnt once*removed second-cousins. No such Joseph M. as this 
one could have been a son ot Elijah and Sarah. 

Pegs 190. *« 

•* Lonon, (1779)1 married March isth, 1886; a son bom Sept. 

17th. 1883. •• 
Elijah, (1770), had. a child bora " April 20, 1840 ** by has sd 
s', who was boru " 0&. 7, i8a6, " ^ a«e of mother at birth of 



— i* — 

child, 13 yean, 6 months, 13 idays. Perhaps the only error in 
thismatter was ^ijah's. . 

Pat* i9<* 
It has been said, at p. sa ante, that Nathaniel Jr. and Sarah 

had neither twin-children nor a sou Stephen, (640). It will be 

prudent to follow the records of Lyme and Colchester, whence 

it appears that Stephen. (633), son of Capt. Joseph, was bom in 

1722 ; that he married ist, Jenisha Watrous, at Lyme, Dec. 16, 

174s ; that her son Cyrus was bom Odt. 18, 1743 ; that Jemsha 

May 16, 1746 ; that Stephen married 2d, Hannah, daugh- 

of Israel Newton, May 27, 1747; that their child Hannah 

was bom at Colchester, Aug. 1 1, 1753 ; and that there is neither 

proof nor fair sign that there were other children. It regains, 

then, to amend by changing 640 to 633, and by striking out all 

else ; for the little trath here is vitiated by its involution with 

so much error of name, date, and circumstance. 

. [Tbe late Stephen Beckwith Asrret, of Penti Yiin. In his own behalf and 
in that of Mib. Sophie Beckwith Worthingtfm, of Palmytm. M. «., ni^oc a 
fairly eshanstlTe March in New London county for furthei record of all 
SleiMicna of fourth or fifth gcnen^on. The reanlta gained did not at any 
point confirm the atory of Stephen, (640). m told at p. 191 ; nor wttrant 
that of Stephen, (1760), at pp. 188 and aiS.] 



Jesse, (1795). waa not son of Stephen Beckwith and Jemsha 

Watrous, but of Jesse Beckwith and Jemsha Robbins. He was. 

bom April 14, 1753 ; his sister Azubah was bom Nov. 9, 1754., 

Jesse, the father, was bom in 1718; married Jemsha Robbins, 

May 10, 1750; married Mrs. Phoebe Comstock, Blarch 28, 1791 ; 

died at East Haddam, April 19, 1796. 

Sliaa H. Beckwith, of Norwich, wrote about 1875 to Stephen D. Ayrea 
that JeaM Sr. ** married Sarah Robbina. of Wethermfield, fot hia fiiat wife 
and by thia marriage had one aon and two danghten : Jeiwe. Aaubah. and 
Jemaha. Jeaae, my grandfather, married [March 34, 1777] B 'tlier Smith uf 



Montrille. Their married life waa aeventy-one yeara, when they died at 
the age of ninety-two yeara, Aanbah married Jeaae Peak, of Lyme. Jem- 
aha died a maiden lady at the age of aeventy-aix yeara." The bracketUrd 



marriageHlate ia from Lyme record, though it doea not quite Adjuat itaelf 
to the quoted atatement. ** Jemaha " Roboina followa record. ISathcr waa 
a daughter of Nathan Smith. * • . .^^ 

Page 192. 
Ezra, (1801), was bom Blay 5. 1779, at Uyme; married Par- 

nell, daughter of Matthias Hurlbut and Clemence Kellogg, not 

*• Pamol Crane. " He died at Omro, Wis., March aS, 1857. 



193. 
*<Jeysie, (1804), bom in 17-0; died 2829; wife died in 1822, 

^ —Deftwiih Koitt: Ao, 4: 



.^39 — 

aged 90.^* '« Jeysie's '' wife, no doubt, liad been i pUymatt of 
jeruaha Robbing and Jemsha Watroiu. 

No. 1838 was bora in 1819; married i8t, Ang. tt» 1839; bid 
fcmr children named Bignall by 185 1. Yet. nine days after tUi 
marriage ; to wit, Ang* 20» 1839, she married again bnt had no 
Howe children until 1858. 

Pige.i9B. 
" Ruth N., (18634, b. OA, 7. X847: married Nov. 18, 1845/* 

Page 199- 
For " Comwallis,'* (Oregon), read Corvallia. 

'* Byron« (1826), married Candace, daughter of Justin Hurd : 
[she] bom in 1781 ; died Jan. 1859/* Byron, also, was bom in 
1781 ; but he, not Candace, died in 1859. She was yet living in 
1880. Justus Hurd and wife Rachael Puller bad children Shu- 
bael and Elizabeth. Col. Jabez Beckwith married the daughter 
and Shubael married Rachael Beckwith, who may have been a 
sibter of Jabez. Century-living Candace was the sixth child of 
Shubael and Rachael (Beckwith) Hurd, 



Bethuel, (1827), was bom in June, 1782. not **0^. to. 1783.'* 
If he died **Jan. 17, 1808** his ten children were posthumous; 
but he lived till Ckh. 10. 183 1. Betsey left a son Bethuel DnxHS 
(1809-1834). Margaret was moiher of nine children. Other 
details may be seen in Notes, III., p. 31. 

Page 3ot. 
If Linus Niles, (1879), married in 1835 bis son, Ko. 18941 was 
young, if not too young, to marr>* in 1850. 

Paire 900. ^ 

Col. Jabez, (1824), was one of the organizers of home mle at 
Lempster in 1772, and thus must have been bom a little earlier 
than 1768. Besides, if he was son of Nathaniel Beckwith (3d) 
and Abigail Huntley, who married in 1728, a date much earlier 
'than 1768 must be taken. His older brother Bethuel was born 
in 1 74 It and Jabez must have been bora within ten yens after* 
ward. His wife was bora neither in ;• 1772." nor as in Notus, 
III., 30, in "1784," but May 22. .754. The name •' Gilsum ** 
was formed from the names of the pioneers, Samuel Gilbert and 
Thomas Sumner, and it ought not to be spelled ** Jilsum. ** 



— 4* — 

At prSs one Bet^faniiii, (S35)t mb of a ica-god, went down in 
•eeich of Ids iethcr. Kow oomce Bei4aniin» (64s), ceit np bom 
•cn-iloor, and with him a aon Phineaa, {1927)9 aa marine-flavoicd 
9M anch a eon and giandeon ought to he. '* Bom in 1701 ; mar- 
ried Phcehe Wait, Sept 21, 1734 ; had ehildren, Phineaa, I^oia, 
Sarah, Blizabeth. Richard, Sarah, and Blanrin." But record at 
Lyme aupplies the detaiU given below.. By comparison it may 
be aeen that the date of the false Phcebe'a marriage waa that of 
the true Phoebe's birth : that the two Sarahs did not co-exist 
for thiity-nine years ; and that the dates of birth and death of 
Phinehas Beckwith as given do not differ from those of Richard 
Waite as recorded more widely than error from truth in many 
another instance already noted. The only Phinehas Beckwith 
thus far found in records waa grandson of Capt. Joseph, and all 
that is known of any Phinehaa may be said of him without hia 
removal from the fifth generation, changes of date, or warping 
of circumstances. Richard Waite and family appear thus : — 

Ricbstd, a toa of TliomM Waite and Mary Bronaofi, waa bom June if, 
1711 ; married lat Bliaabeth llanrin, Nov. li, 1733 ; ad. Kabecca Hisgina, 
Jan. 13, I7.f7 ; died Dec. 29, 179a BluabeUi. danshter of Samnel Marvin 
and Snaannah Granam, bunt June 1, 171a ; died May 37, 1755^ Cliildren : — 



I^oia, bbni Dec 3, 17^ ;' married to Col. William Mafabfield Paiaoiia, OA, 
I7SS.: diedjiuyd^ 1761. 



Phcebe, bora Sept — , 1734 ; married to Phinebaa SMLwit^Nov. 34, 17^ 

■ _; w / 

Sarab, bora in 1737 ; died young, 

C Major) Richard, bora Nov. aS, 1719 ; married tat, Lncy Griawold. May 1, 
1764 : ad. MiB. Mary Wood, dansb. of Jonathan iiay and Mary Spen- 
cer, April at, 1801 ; he died June, 6, 181a 

lUlabetb, bora in 1741 ; married to Sylvmint Smith, ( ^ t, 1767. 

Sarah, bora in 1745. 

Hon. Marvin, bora Dec. 16, 1746 : married ist. Patty Jonea, Aptll 95, 1779 ; 
ad, Mra. Harriet Saltonatlall. April ta, i\Sa$ ; 3d, Nancy Tnraer, (not 
*' Farmer,") Nov. 15. 1810: be died Jnne ai, 1815. 

John, bora in 1749 ; married Rebecca Mather, Nov. 19, 177a. 

Daniel, bora in 17M. 
Richard and Rebecca had Chlldicn. Rcmick, Rebecca, and Uam, and by 

thia marrlase Richard waa anceator or Chlef-Jnatice Waite. . 

[The oompllera are Indebted to Mr. Geoife P. Marvin, geneakflat, of 



New York, for oonSnntes their Waite date and adding naefnlly thereto;; 

and for much other matter relatlne to the aeveral famlllea allied bdth to 

Marvina and to Bcckwitha. American genealogy owea mnch to the honae 



Phinehas, (1928), as seems nearly certain, was son of Joseph 
(62s) and Esther Smith ; in 1759, then aged 34, was a soldier of 
Capt. Budd*s company, New York provincials ; lived at Brook- 
haven, L. I., in 1775 ; at Southold in 1776 ; a soldier in 1777 of 

^Beckwfih Pfoiei: No. 4. 



— 41 — 

* 

Col. Jolin Dnrkee^s iiegiment (4th Conn.) ; ensign in 1780; liid 
married Phoebe Waite in 1757 ; died July 24, 1722. Among bin 
children, as not too confidently supposed, were Chauncey, of p. 
179, Joseph, I^is, and Abigail, of pp. 180, 258, and Phindiaa* 
In 1776 he had, apparently, two more daughters then living, at 
Southold. 'A later marriage and younger children may have 
comforted or discomposed his later years. 



Jonah, (587), was bom Feb. 11, 1701, not **in 1716/* At Say* 
brook is recorded the birth, Feb. 15, 1740, of Penelope, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Jonah Beckwith, who can hardly have been other 
than the son ot Jonah and Rebecca. More of him cannot now 
be told, but traces bf descent from him apparently yet existed 
at Farmingtcm in 1790; and, later, in northeastern Ohio, He 
may have gone to London to raise English children and to die, 
but of this other evidence is desirable than the not in itself very 
conclusive iadt that in 1817 his name was on a gun-shop in that 
city. Besides, the chronology of himself and four generations 
following looks rather artificial: '* Jonah, b. 1716; Jonah, b. 
1746; Joseph, b. 1776; George, b. 1816; Thomas D«, b. 1846.** 
The later dates, no doubt, are real ; but the earlier ones look as 
if reckoned backward, and as luck may have ordered it, to an 
erroneous conclusion. Interpolation of means in arithmetical 
series is sometimes a method usefi^l and allowable for determin- 
ing possibility for a hypothetical extreme. The story of* Jonah 
at London is not disproved by suggesting doubts ; but neither 
does its statement prove that he tarried longer than needful to 
buy a pilgrim *s-guide, a neo-Chaldee phra&e-book, and a cabin 
passenger's ticket for Nineveh. Numbers 1970 to 1983 should 
not be reckoned as descendants of Matthbw. 

Pifes 909 to »I3, f.nd ^i. 
David, (592a), appears to have been, also, David of p. 251, in 
spite of ten years difference of age. This matters little enough 
if neither statement is true. No known fa(ft indicates that he 
was a grandson of Jonah, but there is fair likelihood that James 
and Sarah were his great-grandparents, that Daniel and Ruth 
were his grandparents, and that Jonathan and Sarah mere his 
parents. It is further probable that he was born Feb. r6. 1754, 
and that when he enlisted in 1775 he gave his age truly ; that 



— 4a — 

is, twenty-one yean. If this is rightly inCerxed from tiie fiidks 
known, his older brother Silas (who was not altogether snch an 
inexplicable Silas as No. 59a) and his younger brother Jonathan 
were also soldiers. (What grounds there are for such inferring 
may be shown at some length in a later number of Noras.) — 
In the account of himself and his sons, ss given at these pages, 
geography lares but so-so ; and it oddly happens that nearly 
every town of Connedticut and New York named here has its 
namesake in Ohio, and these three states are in the path of the 
family migrations, as may be seen below : — 

Hartford, Hartford Co., CoancdUcnt 
and in Allen, Gnemaey, Uddna. 
HeigB, Ottawa, and TmmlMiIi 



Co. 'a. Ohio. 
Lyme. New l,ondcm Co., Conne^cut 

and in Jeffenon Co;, New York, 

and [New] l,ynie, in Aahtalmla 

Co., Ohio. 
"MerforlL," in *'Bi union Co.," no 

donbt. 
Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Conneaicnt, 

and Huron Co., Ohia 
Seneca Co., New York and Ohio. 

[It may be poasibic, if the printer 
chocMieii, to confnae Caynira Co.. New 
York, with Cuyauoga Co., Ouio.] 



Alemnder, Genesee Co., New York. 

and in Athena. Belmont, and 

Columbiana Ca 'a, Ohio. 
Attica. Wyomina Co., New York and 

in Seneca Ca, Ohia 
Barnr, Orleana Ca, New York, and 

Rarry Co., Michigan. 
Bronaon, Huron Ca. Ohio. 
*' Bmnaon Ca . *'— nndiacovercd. 
Fairfield Co., Connedticut and Cihio. 
Geneaeo, Uvinaaton Co., New York. 
Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, and 

in Ashtabula and Fairfield Ca's 

Ohia 
Genoa, Cayuaa Co., New York, and 

in Ottawa and Pickaway Co. 'a, 

Ohio. 

Of the sons of David it is here told that William was born at 
Norwalk, Conn., in 1796 ; Perry bom at Hartford, Conn., in the 
same year; Warren at Geneva, '* Cayuga " Co., N. Y., in 1799, 
and in 1806 this boy of seven years went to Kalamazoo, alone, 
or with Providence his guide. David Beckwith, of Berkshire 
Co., Mass., made an unilsually long and most honorable record 
of service as a Revolutionary soldier, under Colonels John Pati- 
son, Joseph Voss, and Richard Gridley ; and among his several 
descendants are most of the Beckwiths numbered 1984 to 2042. 

Pufe 214. 
There is graund for affirming of Benjamin, (591), that he was 
baptized July' 22, 1739, and for denying that No.'s 2043 to 2055 
were of his posterity. Elisha Beckwith, df unknown parents, 
but, as it might seem not unplausibly conjedtured, of one of the 
East Haddam families, married Abigail, daughter of Theodore 
Skinner and Abigail Marsh, apparently of Windsor, Simsbury, 
or Hartford. He died at Albany (as it is thought). Abigail 

'^Beckwtth Aoie*: No, 4. 



— 43 — 

afterwmxd married to Barnabas Chipman, and died in 1841, 
aged seventy, at Augusta, Oneida Co., N. Y., leaving by her 
aeoond marriage a son Horace. Blisha's children were : — 

Lncj, bora st Albaa j : married to Benjatnin Wsnie. 

Alooso Skinner, AMrned Laam Clark. 

Sank, bora 1800 ; married 1818 to Romeo Dyer Newberry ; died 1881. 

Theodbre, drowned at tea wbile yet a boy. 

[Tke foregoing statement testa on tke personal knowledge of two sons 
of Lncy Beckwitk Warne and of a son of Sarah Beckwith Newberry.] 

Page ai9. 
Josiah, (591a), twin-brother of David, if one believes page 81, 
but not so, If one has iaith in page 251. (See p. 18 anie.) He 
had children Josiah (not -'Joshua**), Andrew, Richard Pearson. 
Eunice, Anna, Hannah, and Mehetabel. Nathan Tinker mar- 
ried Mehetabel Beckwith, but her parents ¥rere Allen Beckwith 
and Esther Marvin, while Ezra Miner married Josiah *s daughter 
Mehetabel. Thus far, on authority of Joel, son of Richard P. 

Andrew, (3036), married Widow Lu<:ind8 (Miller) Hudson in 
1796 and had children Margaret and Harriet. Quite another 
man was Andrew who married Catherine, a daughter of Joseph 
Shailer, (not **Shouler '*). and moved to Alstead. Their son, 
Andrew Jr.. was born about 1767, and in 1799 he married Sally 
Morse (not '* ^foore,'* as in Norns, III., 29), Among the eight 
other children of Andrew and Catherine were Benjamin Brooks, 
Bezaleel, Catherine, Phcebe. Richard, and an early-dying Shai- 
ler. Another son may have been Rufus, who, at p. 104. is set 
down as a son of Titus. Since the birth of Titus was certainly 
in 1756, and that of Rufus probably in 1764, and since Rufus 
deposed (p. 367) that he ealisted at Alstead, he may be counted 
provisionally with the children of Andrew^; though there are 
other possibilities, for he may have been a son of Joseph of Gil- 
sum, or of Abel or Sylvanus of Marlow. « 

Page 916. 
Joel, (S067}, did not die ** at Chatham, N. Y., in 1886,*^ but 
was living at Salem, Conn., in 1900, to supply some valuable 
material for corredlion of his misprinted family record, 

Stephen, (1760), was not son of Elijah and Joanna. (P. 188.) 
Jonathan Beckwith married Grace Strickland, Nov. 22, 1741* 
and their children were Jane, Daniel (who married Chloe War- 



— 44 — 
" '. • 
ner), Rebecca^ (Hib. Robert Latimer), and Stephen, who waa 

bom' in 1763, as nearly as his grandsona, Hiram W. Beckwith 

and Stephen B. Ayres,^ could determine. ' Stephen's wife was 

Hannah, daughter of Amos York. He removed to Wyalnsing, 

(not «• Flushing **), Bradford Co., Penn., and later to Yates Co., 

N. Y. He died at I^odi Plains, Mich., Aug. 30, 1830. Among 

his children were Grace Strickland (bom in 1796), Minor York 

(bom in 1798), Daniel Washington (bom in 1799), and Rebecca 

(Mrs. Ajrres), slightly disguised as " Sebaken. *' 

Pige 919. 
Dan[iel Washington], (2095), waa bom at Wyalusing, Feb. 3,^ 
1799 ; married Mary Julia Williams, March 11, iSaS ; died Dec. 
35» 1835- His wife died Dec. 6, 1845. 

For the reason that Nathan (633) died at I«3rme. about 1755, 
leaving only a minor child Mary, he did not "move to New 
York,*' nor have the sons Ransom, Joseph, and Elijah. At p. 
233 Nathan is again made U8efu>at a pinch. 

Pige 995. 
Mary P., (2166^), and Mary P., (2169), both bom April 30, 
1847. This suggests that Morgan A., (21660), who died Aug. 
14, 1846 was identical with Morgana, (2x68), who also died on 
that day. 



Sally, (2x76). See page 37. ante. 

Jeremiah, (2177), married Esther, bom in 1810, and their son 
Josiah M. was born in X814. 
Page 227. 

Ezra G., {2182), married Dec. 23, 1855 ; his wife bom March 
4, 1846, — a matron at the age of scant ten years. 

Page 231. 

Francis P., (2238), married at the rather youthful age of .two 
months and eleven days. Quite naturally, one son waa bom 
March x, X87X, and anothef June x, 187X. 

'* Francis, (8^9), married Sarah Ried. . , . .. Children : Ried 
John, Charles, Lyman." But Francis E.. of Saybrook. Lyme, 
and Utica, married Irene Banning, probably daughter of John 
Banning and Deborah Reed who were married June 2, 1757, at 
East Hadd^. Francis and Irene had no child named Lyman 

^Btckvnih Notes: Ko, 4. 



— 45— . 

or CharlcsB, but did have Benjamin, Reed,^I«aciaa, Debonh* 
Fnmcis, Georig^e, Caroline Irene, and John B. This statement 
was given by descendants of Benjamin and of Caroline Irene. 

Pi«e ^33. 
Nathan, (633), was not he who married Naomi Winchell and 
had a son Isaac. Of all Naihans of the 18th century the son of 
Capt. Joseph was about the least fitted to the needs at pp, 222 
and 233, and thus Isaac's grandparents are still to find. Isaac 
was real, whoever were links between him and Charlemagne. 
Capt. Christopher Darrow has a place in the military annals of 
Connedticut, while **Capt. Danon** is a printer's error. The 
town of Bosrah is better known than ** Bozosah. '* 

Pi«e 934. 
**Sallie, (2279), had children; Thomas, Chester. Robert.**— 

Prom the family record it is found that Sarah M., daughter of 

Jesse Beckwith and wife Sally ^IcGaw, was born April 4, 1799 ; 

married ist, Feb. 6, 1820 to Abner Reed, of Windham, and had 

a son Eliphalet ; married 2d, Feb. 13, 1S25 to John Speucer, of 

Windham, and had six children : Eunice, Samuel, Orrin, John 

H.. George O., Allen C. It is learned from the same authentic 

liourcc tliat Jesse and Sally had also a son Thomas who iiiarrieii 

Sally Stanton and sons Thomas. Chester H., and Robert S. 

Isaac Beckwith and Grace Edgeconib were married at New 
IfOndon, Nov. 20, 1769. Thus,. any Joshua born in 1760 could 
not have been their son, and the man of Waterford aud Calai;> 
was of another family. (Perrin, 22S6. was bom in Clinton Co., 
N. Y., and moved to St. Lawrence Co., according to histor>- of 
the latter count)'.) As told by a grandson, Joshua son of Isaac 
lived in his youth and his earlier manhood with a blacksmith, 
nine miles from Albany, where his brother Jesse, visiting him, 
induced him to revisit Conne<5ticut. On his wa^' back to New 
York he met l^Iercy Calkins at a revival or a protra(5led meet- 
ing, married her, and then settled at Spencertown in Columbia 
county ; and this is as near to Greene county as he is lhoti.(7ht 
ever to have lived. He never lived nearer to Calais than while 
he was at Albany. The grandson above-mentioned hud visited 
relatives at North Franklin, Conn., descended from Charles. — 
circumstance which shows that this limb of tlie Malil::caii .^t-..i.i 



4 — .\n 

knuwii iU uwti Juiiluia, ami Hint il liu« iiii ituir cuiicvrii in Hits 
Just now porentieM man of Calais. 

P«sc aj7. 
«< WUliam Brl, (2296); married his first wife in 1865 ; and his 
son William H..bom in 1857 ; second marriage in 1840.** 

Joanna, wrongly numbered 2050/ (which number is given at 
p. 214 to Walter), may mean the spurious Joshua, (2056a), who^ 
could not mend the matter here, even . if there had been such a 
son of Joaiah. lliere is cause to doubt that any child bom In 
1778 was cruelly ** drafted into the Revolutionary army. *' . 



A short page, ip which is Esther *' Lead " for Esther Leach, 
and *• Rupel " for Russell, her son. 

Pife 24>- 
Joseph Beckwith, killed in 1758, in expedition of that yter to 

Lake George, may have been confused at p. 84 with that Joseph 

who wflis not killed in 1708 at Wood Creek. 

Pages 241 to aSS. 
As may be supposed, the roll of Beckwiths who enlisted for 
Revolutionary army service, though confused or stuLed with a 
few names of soldiers of the war of 1812, is neither very full nor 
unusually ftee from mistakes. The muster of Beckwiths who 
served in the civil war is less full. As a whole, for all wars, 
the showing is no better than might be made for any family in 
aa many generations. It needs names, verification, and arrange- 
ment, — that ia,. it needs. nearly all* that could give it value. 

Joseph Beckwith '*bom in 1759, died Aug. 25, 1839, sged 
eighty." Yet Abigail De Wolf deposed May 20, I838 that she 
was a sister of the late Joseph Beckwith, and, Aug. 6, 1838, his 
widow "appeared." The latter is mentioned as a daughter of 
Jeremiah and 'J Lowen " Wait ; — perhaps a combined misspell- 
ing and misreading of ' * Lois. ' ' 



Niles Beckwith, in 1820, is made to mention a daughter as 
** Lonine." He had a daughter named Lucinda who, perhaps, 
was the child then at home with her parents. 
Page 364. 

For "Vishyh" read Visscber. (Grpnt and Rice Beckwith 



4: 

wurv Imlf-lmillicib, uml wwiu gitMi«lbuiib mI iMiiji:! iMtkwilh »iimI 
Ruth Rice, or Royce.) 



Three moie ancestoni might have led in Karl der Grosz, and 
no great ingenuity or pedigree-maker's hardihood waa needful 
to have flung a fev Childeswintha, Gondeberts, Lendowalda, 
and Raghenemods into the waste of years between Clovis and 
Pepin d'Heristal. Such things should not be done by halves, 
and to do one such thing W&0II3* it is but to marry any real or 
supposed Beckwith ancestor to an Urquhart of Cromarty, a*id 
thus every Beckwith in Yankeedom who wilt may display a line 
of ancestors 180 generations long and embellish it with the im- 
paled escutcheons of Lord Adam I. and Lady Eve. Louis le 
Debonnaire*s son, Charles le Chauve, was not by a few centu- 
ries Charles the Bold, but was only Charles the Bald. Robert, 
though but a fadtion-king, does very well in the pedigrees of 
Beckwiths who are not over-nice in such trifles. To pass over 
^ve centuries at one step, from Robert's daughter Adela to Sir 
John Baskerville, (taking for granted at least fifteen Tonchets, 
Audleys, Mortimers, and ap Tudors), is to have a bit moie than 
merely mountain-moving faith in things undemonstrate. 

To such as can step airily acnias such a ** flood of years," a period longer 
than has since slipped away, it may seem but the pettiness or perversene^^ 
of unbelief to doubt and haggle ad lo the true order of a half-duxen colonial 
gcneratiotts ; and an apt motto for their genealogy might be : " iToof in a 
fetter ; beUef is a wing." The ingenious geneaioipist of various American 
Posters shows step by step the descent of immigrant KcgiaalJ of lp-«wic!i 
from Anacher, f^ner of Baldwin I., of Flanders ; but, lest any non-kegi- 
naldian Poster might feel some disquieting suspicion of hit own humbler 
beginning, the learned compiler remarks that Anacher, the noble keeper 
of the Flemish forests, was the undoububle ancestor of all this world's 
Forresters. Forsters, and Fosters, past and present. This is genealogizing 
to some fair purpoiie, cet tainly. Tae Tracrs mount a stair or more above 
Fosters and Bec£%riths, for their pedigree begins with Woden snd him fol- 
lowed by Balder. Thai is a passably well-ancestored American who, like 
some Beckwiths that mii^t oe named, descends from Woden, Anacher, 
the Pepins, and a few choice dukes of Somerset. 

Paae 541. 
** As I have traced this man back to London, where he came 

from, I do not believe his name was Beckwith. ** Thus it runs • 
in foot-note: but clerks at Norwalk, as late as 1694. took Ste- 
phen's word for it and wrote him Beckwith in tax-lists, voting- 
lists, and other records. His name was not oftcner misspelled 
than was Matthew's, and there are various-spellin^rs current 
in 1903. ' Stephen was of Ipswich. Suffolk, and he was shipi.id 



— 48— ' 

a boy at I^ondon to make a man of himself on eight-rowed Yan- 
kce corn, shad, and clams. There is no mor« known wanrant 
for shotting this Stephen from co-hdrship of the real and per- 
sonal plunder of the late Sir Hew de-Malebisse than for giving 
a son Stephen to Nathaniel Jr. or to Elijah and Joanna. No son 
of Stephen of Norwalk has ever confused genealpgy, which can 
not well be said oi the pseudo-Stephens. 

Miss Prances M. Caulkins's '*//isiOfy of New London " is 
not *' Connedticut Records. " The volumes so far printed with 
the latter titl<s do not run overmuch to gossip about domestic 
afiairs and lawful private business undertakings of citizens. 

Pase* .U3 to 355- 

Samuel, (1795a). and his wife, Hannah Ransom*, were neither 
of them born at Palmyra, but both at Lyme.. Samuel was not 
a son of anybody's Stephen, but, as shown in his son George's 
writing, his father was named Nathaniel, whose wife seemk to 
have been Jane Brockway. These pages are afTedted by a few 
not very damaging type-slips, of which the most noticeable are 
** Gniba Setus " for Gulielma Titus, and ** Beschard " for Bur- 
chard. Dates suffer, of course, but not unusually. 
PagM 357 to 384. 

The indexes are somewl\at defeftive and in other ways fault}', 
but errors there are not worth a careful counting. The index 
*' to family names of those married to Beckwiths " is wrongly 
entitled, for it includes, names of several persons who did not so 
wisely marry. Reference to page 145 does not determine surely 
which Beckwith espoused ''E. Haddam." ClarinaWade Beck- 
with, (1504), is indexed " Clarissa Wade," a Beckwith *3 wife. 

In the '* Errata " three mistakes are acknowledged and duly 
corrected. Two of these relate to the wife of Baizillai, p.. 144, 
and the third notes omission of a name from the ** Roll of Hon- 
or." A hundred lynxes must have lent all the night-piercing 
keenness of their cruel e>-es to him who thus found theie excep- 
tional flaws in a work so nearly perfedt. 



— Beckwith Notes : No. 4, 



— 49 -^ 

Pi«c 31. line la Stronir Gcoealonr miioiioted.. Hn. Bliabcth Bcckwith 
wu dan. of Josiah Gale and Rachael Mead, (line of Bdmnnd Gale.) 

Mistakes of date are nearly inevitable, alike in world-history 
and in the history of a £uuily. Each reader will judge if the 
number of such mistakes in '* The-Beckwitks " {Misses reasona- 
ble limit of indulgence. Some kind corre s pondents have said 
that such blunders are mostly chargeable to the printer, and 
that such trifles ought not n^ch to discredit a really creditable 
work. But too lavish charity for author may be a little unjust 
to the printer,— though the latter, very likely, exists in order 
to remind men that there yet may be left a doubt or so in favor 
of the do^rine of total depravity. The judgment here is that 
for better understanding of history true* dates are worth some 
pains to find and verify, that conventional dates may be better 
than none at all. and that dates which are neither true nor con- 
ventional take something from the general or occasional value 
of any compilation, — considered as a work of reference ; since 
habitually or much too often faulty in one not unimportant part 
of its matter, the other part4. too, may be suspected, where not 
wholly distrusted. More errors are easily discoverable than are 
herein specifically noted, but enough has been done in this un- 
gracious way to indicate something like frequent inaccuracy of 
minor details, and to point out a lew mistakes of graver import. 

Perhaps the only just way to estimate such a work is to com- 
pare it with other such works, prepared on a similar plan and 
under similar not too favorable conditions. Such estimate is 
not to be made here, for there is at hand neither dire^ nor col- 
lateral knowledge, even as to one other family, needful for such 
partial analysis as that pradticed on this work,— many pages of 
which have been passed by for want of such equipment. These 
just now unquestioned pages may be true in substance and in 
form, or may be most fault-abounding. As they relate largely 
to the later generations, errors there are of the smaller present 
concern. Since the matter of these pages must have been in 
greater part derived from living or lately living informants the 
author may be therein least answerable for inaccuracies there. 
As he has said, he has '* biased the way " for later workers. If 
he has sometimes led into bogs, so also have annalists, chroni- 
clers, historians, biographers, eulogists, and journalists, from a 



-so-- 

point of time before genealogy had become a superfine art or a 
parlor game. 

ADDITIONS AND CORRBCTlONa 
Fftgc 3, a6th lin«9, place reference to foot*aote (*) after period. 

Page 5. Later conaideratioo (p. 41. );reaulu io adding one to the Enrlinh 
Beckwttha, anbtraAinf thirteen from Matthnuia,'«nd making another 
diviaion of thirteen poat-Revolntion imniignnta. 

Page 6, ad column, bne 3 from bottom, for ** 249 *' read 240. (The distribif- 
tion of tabulated namea at thia page and the next one might have been 
bettered considerably). 

PKge 8, line 1 1 frcm bottom. Since thi* page %vaa'printed Prof. Hamilton 
I«aiiphere Smith died Aug. 1, 1903, at New JLondon. He had not only 
taught acieace but made diacoveiiea therein. He waa cme whom it 
it waa good to know aa kiuainan, friend, or teacher. 

Page 8, line 3 from bottom, for 'Aprimogenital '* read primogenitural or, if 
it pleaaea more, aome longer word. 

Page 9. Uglebarby, Uglebamby, Unglebamby, are probably of about equal 
orthographic value. Line 3 from bottom ; Nidd ia a river, and a pariah 
or manor may have been ao named. 

Page 10. ** Adam, aa l>efore ahown," may have been Sir Williani*a brother, 
uncle, or couain in near or far degree, but waa not hia father. 

Page II, note at top made uaeleaa bv recaat and reprint of pp. x to 4. 

Page I a, line 6 from top, for '* 1710^' read i6ia 

Pagea 13, 14, a* to Matthew 4th and Martha : it may be ahown hereafter 
that the the latter never existed and that the former waa the aecond 
child of Jamea. 

Page 1^ line 13, lat column, for '* 1607 " read 1697. * 

Page 16, 1st f . It now seems certain that Benjamin Jr., Andrew, and Nich- 
olas were brothers, and were grandscms cut Jonah and Rebecca. 

Page 16. line 7 from oottom : Reynolda, bom at ComwalUa, May a, 1770, 
waa eldeat of twelve children of BUaha Beckwith and wife Snaannab, 
daughter of Beniamin and Ruth Reynolds. 

Page 19. Deacon John at hia death was not aged " ninety-two " years "but 
seventy-two,— though Mr. Rogers may have erred oy two jrearm. His 
grandfather died at ninetv-two. It now seems most likely that John 
Jr. married Hannah Brooka, in 1733, and the Decwon waa their aon. 

Page ao. line 13 from top, for isp) read (533). At line 18 for ** hia child- 
ren,'* read, Matthkw's children. Unc ^ after ** duty " add " in the 
field." 

Page ai. Mary l,ee'a laat marriage waa to Capt Rigga, of Derby. 

Page-a7. John, ad child of Handley, bom in 1794, nut ** 1797." 5th child, 
John Handley. 6th, for ** Morton " read, Thomaa Worden, 7th, for 
" Amoa B " read. Jamea Bdward. 8th, Selida Catherine. 9th, ta- 
vinia Jane. 10th, Mary Olivia (or Odtavia). lath, Daniel N. 13th. 
Holmea C, who ia aaid to have gone to New Brunswick in 1836, and 
to have had thirteen children. [Nova Scotian genealogy may need 
Nova Scotian knowledge* and aound Judgment to purge it of errors.] 

Page a8, note on Worden : ad4. namea of children, John bteadman, Partlie- 
nia, Thomaa Worden. Rebecca, and Rnoch (or laaac). Martha, their, 
mother, waa daughter of John Steadman and Parthema Grey. 

Page a9, line 8 : word '* him " meana Silaa (59a). 

Page 3a, table of Johns : No. 17 was son of Deacon John, Na i^. and wife 
Blinbeth Dart. 

Page 41, line a, for '* i7aa*' read i8aa. 

Page 43, aa to Stephen (17^) : it is htrdlir to be doubted that his descent 
from Matthew was yy way of John, John (and Prudence Manwaring), 
Jonathan (and Elisabeth Waller), Jonathan (and Grace Strickland). 

-^Bickwtth Notes: No, /. 



BECKWITHS. 



Abel. 


43 




4t 


AUpul. . - 


»6.36.4l David, . .j. ,8, J6, 36. 4-.4» 


Abijaj . 


15 Deborah, 


34.4.1 


Abner. . . 






Ad«Oi. . . I 


», 8. 10, 50 1 Diana. . . . 


a6,a7 


Adolphns J.. . 


98 1 Diana Uutetu, . . 


a? 


A bwli.. 
A ((cd, 


: i3!§ ■ 


3... 


A iM ii.. . . 


. 3S E . . 


•i 


A ten. 


. 17. 43 1 S - . . 


A otuo Skinner, 


4.) IB 


» 


Av&A., 


afi 1 K ai. 37. 38. 43- M. i* 


Si a 18. 19, 33. M 


4». 5U 


Awon. 


. 15. as 1 E . . 


13 


Adio*. 


. IS, 14 1 B 


31 


Amoj B., 


*7. ».30 


E ,6. >i. «. m 


3i36 


Amo* Newell. . 


0, 19! 31. 36 


K 


y 


Amr. 1 
Ad/k. , . 


B-vlra Uinerva. 


37 


.as. 37 


Emeline. . . . 


.* 


Andrew, 


43 


Enoch. 


50 


Ann Eliu. 


97 


Enoa. . . . 


»>.36 


Anna, . 
Ann* H., 


19. 3*- « 


Braaliw. , . . 
Bather. 


.9.1^ 


Anne, . 


3 


Eunice.. 


'i-*3 


Anthony, 


3 


Eaekiel. . . . 


33.34 


Aak, . .* . 


":*S 


Eara. . ... 


33. .V 


Axubtli. . . 


EirsG.. 


44 


BAUttXAl, 


30< 31 • 46 


Flavjk, 


34. .« 


Kuil. Buel. Btialeel, 


. .10, 43 


Kraocii.. . . 3. 'o 


44-4.1 


Benjamin, ii; i6. 17. 


8..11. M. sa 


PianciaB. 


.^1 


ti. 19, 3u, 4 


0. 4a< 45> Su 


Francis Marvin. . . 


19 


Benlamin Brooks, . 


43 


Francis P.. 


44 




31 Fraad* Xavler. 




Uetfinei, . . 


39: Frederick. . . . 


'9 




39 GltoaoK. 3. 3, 8. n. 17 


ss 


Brron, 


99 3a>4i 


d^utB. . . 


ig'GcorseR, . . . 


& 


Caroline Irene. . 


45 1 George Henry, . 


.11 


Catherine. . . 


3. la. 43 ' GeurKe Le Brun, 


17. » 


Charlea, . . 


. 44. 4.1 1 George U., . - . 




Charlea BaitieB, 




iia 


CheTuT^'.. 


. ]6. 41 ' Giles Edward Capron. . 


3» 


45 Grace Strickland. 


S 


ai-i?te.,: : 


: igS&,. 


Clarinda 1,, . . 


31 Hamu.v. 


35 


Oatlaaa. . . 


. 34 Hamf n, Hatnond. . 

2 Handler. ■ ■ <S- 17 


. a 9 


Clark, . . 


ad, so 


Cynu. . . 


3SI Hannah. . . . 


38.43 


Daka: 

Danici, 14. 15. 17. ^8, » 




" 3S 




35 


Daniel N.. • . . 


IP 


Harriet, 


*.H 




3, IS, ti, J9. 3S> 43 
~Sfctt»tlk NoUi: No. 4. 



— S3 



Sichifd H.. 

Richmrd Peanon, 

Robert, 

Robert of Bcozholm, 

Robert Uppitt, 

Robert S., 

Roger, 

Rneenna, 

Roewell, 

Roy. *'Roydeii" 

Ruel 

Rnfns, 

KuMell, 

Ruth, 

Roth N., 

Sabra, 

Salmon, 

Samuel, 



3P 

' « 43 
I, 2, 3, 98, 99 

1, 1, 10 

45 

3* It 

15 

23 

35 

15.^ 

33.24.43 

15.35 

• 39 

19 

96 



Sophie, 
Stephen, 

Susan, 

Suaannah, 

Sylyanua, 

Sylvester, 

Thbodo&b, 

Thomas, 



Thomas D., 
Thomas Lyndon, 
Thomas Wesley, 
Thomas Worden, 
Titus,. 
UasuLA, 

ViNTOK, 



3^ 

4, 91. 99, 33, 3§, 43 

44. 47. 48, 50 

96 

91, 99 

1.3,3,4,8. 10, II. 4. 15 

21.98,39,34,35,36.45 

41 

u 



Sarah, 



14. 15. >6. 17. 93, 96 ! Virginia, 
97. 9Sf, 99. 48 Waltkr, 
3, II, 19, 13, 14. 90, 99 Warren. 
36. 33, 3t. 35. 43 ! Watms, 
Sarah Elisabeth. 36 j William. 

Sarah Hunt, 39 I 

Sarah M., . 45 William Brl, 

Sarah Sophia. 97 William H., 

Selida Catherine, (or Zelida), 50 William Uonidas, 
Seth, . ... 19. .10 William M.. 

Seth Smith, 29. 30 . Wolcott, 

Shsiler, • ^ 43 Worden. 

Silas, . A&C^, f4i4^ Zbcbariah, 

Silence I<amb. 14 ; Zelida, 

Simon, 3. 10. II . Zenas, 

gophia, • • • 96 ' Zeruiah, 

Omitted references : — Andrew, 50. 



50 

15. 24. 43 
.15 

^^ 
24 
46 
42 
33 

1. 2, 3. 5. io> 11. 17 
24.33.34.42 

31 

a8, 50 

■4. 15 
97,98 

33 
50 



Nicholas. 



NON-BBCKWITH DBSCBNDANTS OP MATTHEW. 



Avres. Stephen Reckwith. 
Champion, Blisheba, 

lob. Joel. 

joanua, 

Lydia, 

Polly. 

Sarah. 

{ewett, Mary Ann, 
filler. Albert Brnest, ) 

Alva Clinton. } 

Blvira Bliaabeth j 
Kewberry, James, 
Peck, Andrew, 

Darius. 

Blisha. 

Bliaabeth, 

Huldah, 



3^41 

13 

34 
• 27 

43 
13 



Peck, John Moore, 
Martin,, 
Sime<m > 
Timothy, - 
William. 

Reed. Bliphalet. 



) 



»3 



45 



I 



rmith. Hamilton T<anpliere. 1, 3. 8. 50 
Sortor, Blvira Melissa, . 97 

Spencer, Allen C, 
• Eunice. 

Geocve O., 

John, 

Orren. 

Samuel, 
Titus, Gulielma, 
^ame. Alonso B., ' 

Dr. lienry, 



45 

48 
43 



^ WIVBS AND HUSBANDS OF BBCKWITR& 
AUyn. Mary Ann 34 Ayres. 



ivn 
Andenon. Sarah 
Andrews, Ebeneser 
Andrews, Timothy 



32 
U 



BanniniTi Irene 
Barnes, Sarah, Susan 



34 . Bartholomew. Amy 



41 
32.3436 



— 54 — 



Bukenrille, -T^ .. 

Bairs, John 

Beckwfth, Bfim. Alice 

ConftUnce • • 
Bfttber , 
Jane, Jennet 
Hannah 
Margaret 
ttartha 



Sarah 
Suaannah 
Bikga, Mary . . 

mcnall. J. P. 
Bifc^ianl, Jantea 
Birke, laabelU . .' . 
Boawprth, Chloie 
Brewaler, Aznbah *.. 
Biaman. < 

Bfockway, lane 

Pamell 

Sarah 
Brooka, Hannah 
Bioirn, Sarah 

Mra. 

Bmah, Hannah 
Bnrchard, Sophia 
Bntier, Blliabeth, Mary 
Calkina. Mercy 

Canlkina, 

Chadwick, Bather . 
Chambera, Any 
Chamnion, Gamine 
•Hannah 

J<»ahna 
Chapman, Bethlah . 
ChappcU, I«ncy 

MeheUbel 
Chealey, Rnaaell 
Chipman, Catherine 

Rebecca 
Clark, Abigail 

I<anra 
Comatock, Dellamy 

Widow Phcebe . 

Conyera, . » 

Comwell, Calvin 
Crocker, .BUabeth ?. 
Cnrrer, Ann 
Darrow, Hannah 
Dart, Elisabeth 

Roger 
Davia, Abigail 

Betsey, Margaret 
Daye, Margaret 
De Wolf, Naomi 

Dibble, Israel 
Dooe, Elisabeth 
D«rant,f Amy . 
Dyneley, Anne 



la 
'35 

3 
44 

3 
>9.39 

3 
»>33 

33*41 



«7 
1? 



33 

39 
la 

. 3 
33 

92 

34 
».3H 
3;i30 
i3, as 

6.4» 

30 

45 

>9 

M 
to 

H 

3.13 

13 

3» 

. 94 

3>-33 

I. 27 

iSia7.3a 

86.87 

a6 

43 

^r- 35 

3 

34 

. I 

lO, II 

•3a 

19.3a 
la 

II 

39 

3 

13.^ 

46 

34 

3 

" 13 

3(3. n 



I Baton, Bliaha 
•Eden, PBtiendt 
Bdgecomb, Grace 
Bllaworth, Coltftan C. 
Float, Fianoea 
I KnUer, SaUy 
Gale, Elisabeth . . 
Gillet, Caleb 
Grant, Benjamin 
Greenfield. PoUy . 
Greenwood, Harriet Norton 
Greaham, Sally .-* 
Gridley, BeUnda H. 
Griswold, Lncy 

Sarah 
Hamlin, Hannah 
Handley, Mary 
Hart, Adna 

Clariaaa 

John 
Hanrey, Abigail 

Eliaab^ 
Haalerton, ■■ 

Hitchcock, I«ydia 
Hoif , Sarah 
Hongbton, — — 
Howe, — ^— . 
Huntley, Abigail 
Hurd, Candace, Bliaabet|» 

Shnbael 
Hnrlbut, Pamell 
Jewett, Justin 
johnacm, Margaret 
Juatin, Blisa 
Lamb. Rebecca 
Uunphere, Richard 
Lamaon, Sarah ^ 
Latimer, Robert 
Leach, Esther 
Le Brun, Adelaide 

Juiie 
Lee, Joanna- 

Lndnda ' 

Marah (Mary) 
Lewis, Sarah 
Loftia, Margaret 
Lord, Bamabaa ' 



11 
45 

V 
11 

34.35 

31.49 

15 

ta 

93 



30 

as 

14.40 
14 



^ 



16, 



14.30, 



TuthiU 
Lyon, Martha 
McGaw, &'*Jly 
Mc Kinney, Jamea . 
Mc Leod, Margaret Sophia 
Munwaring, Prudence la, 18, 

Marvin, Esther 

Josephine 

Martha 
' Miriam .15. 

Sarah 14.15. 

BTaxfield.: Abigail 
Mayheiv. KlisaUih 
Miller, De Witt Cliuton . 



35 

34 
«, as 

a 

15 
35 

31 
39 
39 
39 

34 
3 
35 
14 
15 
99 

17. af 
I7ia8 

3a 

3D 

ai, so 

34 

3 

15 

r; 

45 

as. 37 
r; 

19. ai 

3a. ao 

43 

16, aB 

17.41 
36 

99.3a 
a7 



— 55 



Ifiller. Lemne] 

Lvcinda 

Sarah 
Miner, Birm 
Mooera, Blbabeth 
Moore, Georae P. 

Hatman 

John 
Mome, Sally 
Morton, Manr Ann 
Ncwberrv, Romeo Dyer 
NewccMttb^ Catherine 
Newton, Hannah 
Nicholson. SibelU 
Paslew, John 
Pearson, Mehetabel 
Peck, Anna 

Darins 

J^sae 

Samnel 
Pember, Hannah 
Pettibone, Roxa 
Pinckney. Aanbali 
Plant, Rebecca 

Radcliff. 

Rand, Bnnice 
Ransom, Hannah 
Reed, Abner 
Reiner, BlUheba 
Reynolds, Susannah 
Rice, (or Roycc). Rnth 
Richards. UsUier Cowles 
Robbins, lerusha 

Rnth 

Sarah 

Sanlsbnry, 

Sawley, MIas 
Sawyer. Dorothy 
Seymovr, Jane Maris 
Shailer, Catherine • 
Skillman, Mary 
Skinner, Abigail 



»5 
43 
37 
43 

ii 

13. »« 

43 

a7 

• 43 

% 

3 
lo 

i8 
34 

13.21 

38 

31 

i8 
32 



Skinner, Charlotte Miriam 
Smith. Anna 

Anson 

Bsther 

L/dia 

Miriam 

Polly Floyd 
Sortor, Harry 
Sowles, (?) Mr. 



^ 



John 
. R. 
Spense, Julian 
Stanton, Sallv 
Steadman, Martha . a8, 

StiUman, Albert Watrus 
Stricklasid, Grace 43. 

Strong, (Widow) 
Tinker, Dnr^nt 

Nathan 
TunstaU, Catherine 
Tylney. (Miss) — 
ifffleet, Urfleet. Usfleet, (Miss) 
Vilas, Emory B. 
Wait, Waite, Joseph 

Bsther, I«owen or Lois . 



^9. 
3a. 



13. 



43 

3i 13 

16,50 

41.47 

35 
3B.39 

3« 

23 

a 
16 

32 
43 
35 
42 



Phoebe 
Waller. Blinbeth 
Wame, Bei^amin 
Warner, Chloe 
Waten, Patience 
Watrus, Gideon 
■ lerusha 
Joanna 
Way, Mni. Susannah 

Wilder, Miss 

Williams, Mary JulU 
Winchell, Naomi 
Winslow, Sarali 
Worden, Jane 
Yale, Tiiomas 
York, Hannah 



40, 



32, 



33.38, 
37.43. 



5. 27 



2R, 



25 
32 

»9 
40 

37 
15 
11 

27 
3» 
3« 
45 
24 

3 
45 
SO 
24 
50 
27 
14 
43 

3 

9 

2 

3« 
:4 
46 
41 
5« 
43 
43 
33 
33 

48 

S9 
44 
45 
•9 
.'2 

31 
44 



OTHBR NAMBS MBNTIONBD. 



Adam and Bve, 


47 


Adela, (princess). . 


47 


Anacher of Flanders, 


47 


Anthony, Rhaydariri»wy 


29 


Arnold, Gen. >Ialedidt 


20 


Andleys. 


47 


Bacon, Sarah 


18 


Baldwin 1. of Flanders 


47 


Banning, John 


44 


Balder, (god) 


47 


Baskerville, Sir John 


-^ 2, 47 


Briggs. Hannah 




Hopestill 


Brock Jiray. Hannah 


.- . 1. 


Wolsion 


.. 22.0. 



Bronscm. Mary . . . . 
Brown, Nathaniel 
Brush, Bdward 
Budd, Capt. 
Burke. Sir Bernard 

John .* 

Caulldns, Frances Manwaring 
Chambers. Arthur . 
Champion, Henry . 

Reuben 

Thomas 
Charlemagne 

Charles I. . . . 

Charles the Bald 
Charles the Bold 



18 
26 
40 

2 
12.48 

24 

3. 13 

45.47 
lu 

47 
47 



Ctark. AMbel K. 

David 
ClIntOM, Cor. Ctotn 
ClavJ* 

Curnr, Hnch 
Uuniw, CapL Ctuirtopb) 
DbK Dulel 
DkTJj, JcBenon 
DaUgOnrillc 
Dc Wolf, HaiT 
DicklMoo, Olivia . 
Dnrkcc, CoL John 
DyneleT, Roben 
Sdward III. 
Edward VII. 
BIT, BUnbeth 

PtoydTwiniam 
Poater, Keflnald 
Pox, Bcnjuiln 
Pnller, Bactaael 
Catca. Cen. Horatio 
Gilbert, Sainnel 
GoDdeben 

Gray, Paitheiila 
Gridlej, CoL Xlchard 
Griawold, 

Halauad. HMtfca 

Hart. Ja 



mUiam 
Haalenon, Sir WUIb 
Menry VII. 
HeriDce, Widow BUnbetb 
"■ — M, Koral ». 



HltdicDck, Natliaiilel 
Holmea, OUver WcndcU 
Hutd, Jaetaa 
Hvrlbat, Hattblaa . 
Jackaon, Gov. Claibonir 



Afaner, Hn. BUabelli 
Blinbeth, Haasab 
Ifaiy, Tbomaa 



' WalUr 
William 

Uanafield^Sliiabctb 



WILUAH T. R. 



Ke*. Jonathan 
Hortimcn 
Ncwcomb, Joaejib 
Kewtoa. laiael 
ParaoMa, WiUlaai Manbfleld 
Pattlaon, Col John 
PMraoo, Richard 



lifteld. Svlvi 
a d-H^atal 



piantagcneta 



Prm. PMcf 

Raddiff, Tbomaa 

RatheneiBod 

Reed, Deborah 

RdDcr, Joaiah and Sarah 

RcTDoldi, Bcnlamln and Knth 

Richarda, Sclah . 

Rina- CapL . 14- 9 

Robert, <UBf of France) 

Rocera, Dauel 

^ Jobn 

lUumatall, Ura. Harriet 






SiU. DaVU rithlaa 
Skinner, Theodore 
Bqlth, AUfall . 



— 57 — 



Somenet, Dakes of . . 47 

Sophie, Ble^reu ... 10 

Spencer, Mary . . • 40 

Spenac, Thomas ... 3 

Si ea dma n , John ... 50 
Sterling, Daniel 14, 91 

Stronff, Mabel 3a 
Style, Mrs. Ellen [mis-indexed] 3, 11 

Sumner, Thomas • • • 39 

Tinker, Joseph, Mary Jk, 33 

Titus, Gulielma ... 48 

Tonchets .... 47 

Tracys .... 47 

Turner, Nancy ... 40 

Tylney, Sir Philip ... 9 

Uffleet, Sir Gerard ... 3 

Drqnhart of Cromarty . 47 



VIsscher, Capt ... 46 

Voss, CoL Joseph ... 43 

Wait, Waite, . . . s 

Daniel, Klisabeth 40 

Ezra, John, liois 40 

Jeremiah, * wife *' I«owen '* 46 

Marvin, Morrison Remick 40 

I Mebecca, Remick . 40 

Richard, Sarah, Thomas 40 

Waterhottse, Jacob and Hannah 33 

Way. Alice ... 31 

I CapL Joseph ... 30 

! Wtnsluw, Jonatnan 39 

! Woden, (god) ... 47 

'' Wood, Mrs. Mary 40 

; Woodruff. Hannah ... 36 

! Woolsey, Rev. Thomas . . 36 



NAMES OP PLACE& 



Accomac, Vs. 
Alstead, N. H. 
Barry Co., Mich. 
Berkshire Co, Mass. 
Bradford Ca, Penn. 
Bunker Hill 
Calais, Ver't 
Canada 
Chelsea, Ver't 
Qpinedticut : — 

Bolton 

Bosrah * 

Branford 

Bristol 14. IS, 35, 

Burlinirton 

Canton 

Colchester 

Derby 

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Hartford 13, 

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Lyme 13, 14 to 
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MillinKton 
Moutville 
New llritsin 
New Canaan 
New London 13, 

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Norwalk 



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Windsor \'2 

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Lewis Co. 

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Seneca Co. 

Sonthold, L. I. 

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Bronson 

Cuyahoga Co. 

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Geneva, Genoa, 

Hartford 

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At jpage 7, 3d line from top, Saticoy (Ventura Co., Calif.) is wrongly 
noted ss sn error. 

Mrs. Blisabeth (Malebisse) Heringe and Mrs. Bllen Style should have 
been indexed as Beckwith wives : and Mm. Lowen Walt belongs with her 
husband. Edmund and Josiah Gale, with Rachael Mead, page 49, sliould 
have found places in the fourth division of the index. 



Friuted by and for A. C, <$* £, S, Beckwith, Rikbom, Wiuomin. 



BECKWITH NOTES 



WiTR SOMB AOOOVMT OF ALUBD VAMLLOa 



NUUBK FiVB 



l^jCiKHOSN, WX8C0N&ZK: 
19H 



BECKVITH NOTES 

With somb Account op Allibp Famiubs No. 5 

It is now the purpose to give some account of the posterity 
ot the Nova Scotian settlers of 1761 : namely, Samuel and John 
Beckwith, from Norwich; Denjamin/ Andrew, and Nicholas 
Beckwith, of Lyme. The sources of information were records* 
at Hamburg, Old Lj'me, Norwich, Parmington. and Southing- 
ton, Conn., and of Kentville, N. S. ; and the late Dr. William 
Pitt Brecfiin's mpnumeptal raapuscript Nojtes. now owned by 
the New Englaiid Hi^pric Genealogical Society, at Boston.f 
S^me of this matter has been shown in No*s II. and III. of 
this jserics; but in the manner of such as see dimly through fog 
or grope in darkness. The few who may read .here are reminded 
that some allo^vance must be maOe for possible inacci^racies of 
nmne BjBid .d|ite and even mis-arrangements of family; for, the 
later details are in large part copied from a copied copy of origi- 
nal records at Aylesford, Cornwallis. and Horton ; and it is not 
likely that even Dr- Brechin *s long residence in that vicinity, 
his wide p^r^nal knowledge, and his orderly .habit of mind 
could keep .wholly. error- free a gieat accumulation of that mate- 
rial into. which error likes best to creep and to hide or^to breed 
therein. As a whole, however, these Brechiniana square well 
with known records, and make a very valuable contribution to 
genealogy generally and specifically to that of the Becl^withs. 
It there are discoverable errors, there should be those living in 
the Provinces, and in the States, who can supply alitor some 
correlation and much desirable addition. 

It is observable that in New-Knglanders and Nova Scotians 
more than in other colonists are found a generally unmixed de- 
scent from that pride of olden England, its in-every-way-ser- 
viceable yeomanry. Pew old families in Nova Scotia but; have 
at least fourth-cousin kindred (and, not rarely,' double or mul- 



*Not by pemonal search, bnt by fe^B paid to obliirinff reeord-officen'of 

towns named, except a« to Fainiiuffton and Sonthingftou, where Mr. lames 

Sliepard, New Britain, and Mrs. Franklin P. Knons,' New:; Haven, kindly 

'extra^d liberally for both general and special use in Notus — and this 

without fee or equivalent Mrs. Knons read asrain the record at Koiwich. 

fThanks for search of these MSS. to kindness of Rev. Anson Titus,«of 
Tufts College, Mass.,— a friend at more than 6hejrenealogical.pittch. '^ 



— 2 — 

* 

tipk consinhood in its d^^ree) in the States; and of the older 

New England families few have not namesakes living b e tw e en 

the British Channel and the Scotch border. Some account is 

given here of the Anglicizing of Acadie, condensed (perhaps 

inaccurately) firom various sources, in order that the essential 

and sometimes useful distindtion between pioneer of 1761 and 

occasional political refugee of the next historical period may be 

seen by such. as may not have seen before : •— 

Acadia, which incliidcd New Bmiwwick with Nova ScoUa, became per- 
naaeatly British tetritory by the peace of Utrecht, 17x5. htat its lately 
annexed dwelleta tuiffht attempt to retwa to French aUegiance (alnoe the 
conqneit of Canada was jret far off), Halifax waa laid out in 1749. Under 
the liberal terma to settlera, and other stimulant measures of the Cords of 
Trade, (at I/mdon), nearly 4cx)o persons settlcel there within a few weeka. 
Bach soldier, sailor, caipenter. smith, and other useful workman was given 
fifty acres, rent-free for ten yeaxs, and thenceforward a rental of not more 
than one ahilliuff yearly on the whole grant To each one having a family 
waa offered ten more acres for each member present or that might be bom 
thereafter. To subaltern officers eighty sicres (fifteen added for each of 
household ; to ensigns and surgeons two hundred acres ; to lieutenants 
three hundred acres ; to captains four hundred acres : to auperior officers 
aix hundred acres ( with thirty acres each for wife and children 1. Settlers 
were carried there and supported at government's coat, simI were supplied 
with arma for defence and tools with which to improve their farma, build 
their houses and to make themselves intp self-sustaining communities. In 
1755 it became colonial policy to expel their Prench neighbors, and from 
September to December was required to depeople and lay waate the now 
classic region about the Baaiu of Minus, (" Mines " on to-day's maps), in 
order that the way of a better civilisation might be made straight The 
number of exiles has been variously told, 3,o<w to 18,000. The smaller 
number is more probable, unless several thousand Indians helped out the 
lafger •estimate. Their places were soon filled by immigrants, laiyely fiom 
neighboring New'Bngland, and by 1761, it is said, 6,000 had thus changed 
Jbase. The greater part of these went from Conne^icut and X«ong laland. * 
(The east end of Lon^- Island had more family affiuitiea with Connedticut 
than wi^h New York») This particl list of men of Connedkicut is.found in« 
the very helpful " Crane Ceueaiogy " : — 

Allen, John, John Jr. ' Tseckwith, Benjamin Beat, Christ'r, Richard 
Anderson, James Belcher. Andrew Bishop, John, John Jr. 

Atwell, John | Benjamm, Obed Peter, Timo., Wm. 



*Mr, James Leard, Government Surveyor, Kinn Co., N. S.. said (1801) : 

*' We know that a majority of the first settlers [of Kings Ox] came from 

Conneiflicut ; 240 came veiy seen aflei the eapulfic n of the Acadisns, snd 

it is said many of them were with Sir William Pepperell at the taking of 

Louisbourg in 1745." (Quoted in Crane Ceneaiogy!) 

— Beckwiik Notes : No. 5. 



Blackmail, [3] 

Brown, Danns, KUaha* 
laoob 

BoTDridge, John 

Caldwell, William 

Calkina, Jcrem. Sr. ft Jr. 

Cleveland, Benjamin 
^onover. Amoa, Samuel 

Crane, Silaa 

Davidlaon, John. Jona. 

De Wolfe. Jehiel. Na- 
than, Simeon 

Dsniaon, Robert Sr., Jr. 
Samuel. William 

Dickaon. [6] 

Bafflea. John 

Blderkin, Jamea, Jona- 
than. Joaeph 

Fitch. Benjamin 

Ponythe. Timothy 

Poater, Col., William 



Puller, [4] I Martin, Brotherton 

Gilbert. Amoa, Nathan Miner. Christopher, 



Nathan Jr.. Noah 

Godfrey, David, Jona. 

Graves, Bph., Gerrish, 
Jonathan, Joseph 

CMffln, SamneL 

Hamilton, Dan'l, John, 
Jonathan, Jona- 
than Jr. 

Hardinff. [4] 

Harris, Alphena, Asa, 
* Daniel, Bphraim, 
Bphr*m Jr., Gilbert 
Lebbena, Peleg 
Thaddeus 

Hovey, [3) 

Johnson, David 

Jordan. Jedidiah 

Lathrop, [6] 



Darius, Martha. 

Tho'a, Sylvanua. 
Nichola, Blteha 
Palmeter, Blnathan 
Pcabody, 
Peck, Benjamin Sr.. Jr., 

Silaa 
Randall, Ann, Charlea 
Rathbnm, Amoa 
Reid. James, Mary, 

WiUiam. Samuel 
Roaers, Roland 
Schofield, Art'r. Nath'n 
Sherman, And'w, David 
Turner, John 
Wicfcwtre, Jedidiah 
Witter, Samuel 
j Woodworth, Benjamin, 
Marsters, Andrew I Joaeph 

The Conne<5ticut ancestry of the Nova Scotian Beckwiths i^ 
shown for three ^generations thus : — 

' First GeneraiioH, 

Matthew Bkckwith was bom in^Bngland in 1610 : wife was named 
Blizabbth ; boni^ht slot at Hartford in 1615 : bought land in Lyme and 
New London about 1651 ; died O^ at. 1680. His widow was married to 
Samuel Buckland and died before 169a Children : Matthew^ John. Joseph, 
Nathaniel, Catherine, Mrs. Robert Gerard, and Mrs. Benjamin Grant. 

Sacond Gemerafiom, 

Matthrw, eldest son of the preceding, bom in 1637 ; married ist sbout 
1665* Ssrah — , perhaps at Guilford, where two aons were bom ; moved 
1671 to New London ; in 1676 to Lyme ; married 2d. in 1691 Mrs. Bliaabeth 
(Griswold) Pratt, by whom one child : died June 4. 1737. Widow died in 
the same year. Children, in order of birth : Matthew. John, James, Jona A,- 
Prudence, Bliabeth, Ruth, Sarah, Grisel or Griswold. 

Third Generaiion. 

Jambs, third son of Matthew and Sarah, bora at New London June 1, 
1671 ; married at Lyme, Peb. 18, 1693, Sarah, youngest child of Lieut. Rey. 
nold Marvin and Sarah, daughter of Geoige and Mary Clarke, of Milford ; 
lived at Lyme from 1676 to 173a ; bought, March is i7)af of John Haxen 
at Norwich aoo acres for £1900 ; moved about 1743 to Sonthington ; died 
about 1756. Children, bora 1695 to 1716-7 : James. Matthew. Daniel (died 
early), Sarah. Daniel. Reynold. Samuei, Blizabeth, /oAm, Mary. 

Jonah, fourth son of Matthew and Sarah, was bom Dec. 37. 1673 at New 

London ; lived at Lyme ; married April a6. 1696 Rebecca ; died 

in or before April 1732, when his heirs began sett!ement of his estate. His 
descendanta are relatively numerous and have received leas than their just 
share of considerate genealogical attention. His children, in the order of 
birth as to first five but not certainly aa to the others, were : John, Samuel, 
Jonah, George, Rebecca, Heujamint Allen, Philip. William, Penciwpe. . 



— 4 — 

Bach line of provincial descent will be shown, as fitr as data 
now in hand permits, before returning to the next one in the 
order of aeniority as here follow^. 

Fourth Gencrtttiam. 

SAttvsz., 7th child of James and Saiah, bom at Lyme,' May 
S4. 1709 ; received half of the Hazen farlii at Plain Hills, Nor- 
wich, July 7, 1732 ; married his consin, Miriam Marvin, Peb'y 
. >■ 173^ ; i>> 1746 received a deed of all his father's rights at 
'Norwich ; May 11, 1761 sold his real-estate to Jabes Hunting- 
ton and Benjamin Lord Jr., and removed to Comwallis, N. 8. 
In May, 1780, Miriam and her seven children signed partition 
deed of estate of " Capt." Samnel Beckwith. Miiriam, bom at 
Lyme, March, 1718-19, was youngest child of Capt. Reynold 
Marvin and his second wife, Martha, daughter of Thomas Wat- 
erman and Miriam Tracy.* Children of Samuel and Miriam, 
all bom at Norwich and dates recorded there : — 
Ifarj, bora Ang. 17, 174a Aa«, bora April 11, 175a 

Samnel, bofo July 30^ 1743. David, bora June aa, 1752. 

Bliftha, bora July 97, 1745. Nebcmiah, bora Pcb. 1% 1756. 

Martha, bora Odt as, 1747. 

Fifth Generatian, 
Mary, eldest child of Samuel and Miriam, bom at Norwich, 
Aug. 17, 1740 ; married July 29, 176a, at Comwallis, by Hand- 
ley Chipman J. P., to Caleb.son of Samuel Gillet, of Colchester 
(Conn.). Caleb Gillet died between OA. 10, and Nov. 3, 1812. 

Bliphalct, bora in 1763. [In 181a be wu in tbe United Slatea.] 

BUtfbeth, born in 176s ; not named in ber fatber'a wilL 

Marvin, bora in 1767. 

Miriam, bora in 1771 ; married to Jobn Bentley. Caleb GiUct'a will named 
grandiona David and Caleb G.. without anraame. Adminiatimtion of 
Jobn Bentley'a estate was granted Uec. 3, 181a These aeem to have 
been John and Miriam's children. 

Samubl. second child of Capt. Samuel and Miriam, 'was born 
Norwich, July 30, 1743; married at Comwallis, Aug. 6, 1767, 
Rebecca, daughter of Handley Chipman Esq. ; (she was born 



* Miriam was the only danghter of Uent. Thomas and Marr Tracj. ' Ser- 
geant Thomas Waterman wesson of Robert Waterdian and Bliabeth,dan. 
of Thomas and Blisabeth Bonroe. Henry P. WaUrs, A. M., has shown in 
Gtmealcgtcai Gifanimgs in En flatt I tliat John 0.#urae of London. ** being 

Sed," made will March 1, 1609 (proved June sS, toio) namiug a son Bar- 
olomew, whose son Thomas, however, is not to be taken without proof 
as Miriam Marvin's ancestor. 



in 1750, and died in 1778, leaving five children) ; married ad, 
Sarah, daughter of Caleb Rand, March 36. 1782 ; administration 
of hia eatate granted May 4, 1791 to William Allen Chipman. 
Hie widow was married Dec. 17, 1807 to Timothy Baton, (son of 
David Baton;. Samners children were bom at Comwallis : — 
Holiiiai Marvio, bora CM. 2t, 1768. 

Bliabcth. bon Jaae (or Jnly) 19^-1770: married May 6, 1786 to Majhew 
Rand, (aoa of Caleb -Saad), her ate^motber's brolber. 

BttBiGe, born July 4, (Cogawell Genealofy aays Aog. 16], 177a ; married- to 
miliaai OogBwen, Feb. a6, 1793. 

Rebecca, born Jnly 99, 1774. 

Mary, bora 06L 8, 17761. 

Rnth, bom April 15, 1785. 

Martha, bom Sept 7, 1784. 

Samnel, bom Dec. 5, 1785 ; married Mary (or Amelia) Sanford. 

Ann, (or Nanna), b. April aj, 1787.; m'd June 15, 1809 to Hliaa Tnpper Jr. 

Chariotte, bom Dec a, (or la), 1789 ; married Feb. aj, 1S09 to Caleb For- 
aythe, of Horton, (aon of Jaaon Fonythe). Children : — Mary Eliia, 
Elijah Nelaon. Rebecca Julia, and Nancy Matilda. 

Adelia, bom May 19, 179a ; married Feb. la, i8ao to John H. Cox. 

BusHA, third child of Samuel and Miriam, bom at Konvicli 
July 27^ 1745: married, June 32, 1769, Susannah, daughter of 
Benjamin and Ruth Re>'nolds, at Comwallis; administration 
granted to hiny, Feb. 15, 1815, of his son George's esttate ; died 
in 1818, (outliving two adult sons), and administration of his 
own estate was granted July 20, same year. Names, and dates 
of birth were found in a provincial newspaper. Part of these 
names ate also found in probate record at Kentville. Children 
bom, as here understood, at Comwallis. 

Reynolda, born May a. 1770 ; adniinintered his/ather*a estate ; [may have 
married Mary Handley, at Frederidion, in 1796, but e%'idence of such 
marriage ia not here known. This marriage had been attributed to 
a nonagenarian great-uncle Reynold, and with miraculous sequence 
in the the way of children and grai|dchildren.] 
George, bom Jan'y ag, t77a ; died before Feb. 15, 1815. 
Samuel, bom Nov. ai, 1773 ; married Adelaide l«e Brun in 179S ; died 1813. 
William, bom Jane 6, 1775 ; died Sept. 3, 1775. 
Hliaha, bom 06k. 6, 1776. living in 181S. 
Sarah, bora Aug 8, 1779^ 
Bnnicc, bom Jnly — , 1781 ; died Aug. 13, 178?. 
John, bom July ii, 1783. William. iKirn July 31. 178^. 

Ruth, bora June a6, 1786. Eunice, bum Sep. 20. i7(>i. 

Blisabsth, bora March 1, 179^ 



— 6 — 

Maetba, fearth ehild of S«mvd and Ifbiam, bora at Nor- 
wich. Odk. as, 1747 ; manied at CorawalUa» Sept. 6» 1765 to 
Banuibaa Tnthlll Laid, ''late of Deer laland, N. Y." (aon of 
llionaa I^oid and Bather Marvin.* Baroabaa bora at lome, 
liaxdi 3i» 1744 and died at OomwalUa, Mardi 14, iBio. (Hia 
ivin waa made Feb. 19, and proved April 11.) 
Jfarfia, bom Sept 18^ 1767 ; flMrricd Rnby Mwcomb, ia 1787. 
lfafy» bocB Jaly3» 1769; nMrricdto Andrew NewooBib» in 17^9. 
SUabctb, bom June 11, 1771 : aurrted to James Ongfatenoo. 
An, bora Jaa'y 97, 1775. lUitba, born April 16, 1776^ 

B n m a b ai and Nelicminli, UMmtd in wilL 

Asa, fifth child of Samuel and Miriam, waa born at Norwich, 

April II, 1750; married Mary, daughter . of Blkanah Morton 

and wife Rebecca, Dec. ao, 1774, at Corawallia, where all of hia 

children were bora. 

BUttbeth, born Jan. 91, 1777. Jaaca, bom Feb. 15, 1779. 

Mary, bom Feb. 6, 1781 ; nurricd to Rev. William Portythe. Cbildmi :— 

Manr, amrricd to Rev. Geoife Stratbcrk 

Wilfiiim, died nnmarried. 

lane, married to Thomas I^ydiaid. 

Dr. Joiin, married Mary Ann, danahur of Hon. John Morton. 

Mamaret, mentioned as nnmarried. 

Ilriairel. married i. Miaa Tnpper ; a. 

Blisabeth, died nnmarried. 

Rebecea, bom Ana. 6^- vfiS ; died Jan. 15, 1787. 

Aaa, bom Jan. aS, 178B; died March 3, (or 5), 1788. 

Asa, bora Feb. 11, 1790. Sunnel. born'Oit w, 1791. 

Blkaaah, bora Feb. 94, 179s. ' Nehcmiah. bora July 12, 1798b 

David, aizth child of Samuel and Miriam, was bom at Nor- 
wich, June 23, 1752 ; married April 7, 1774 Catherine, daughter 
of John Newcomb; lived at Comwallis; "perhapa he died 
Nov. 15, I787<*' Adminiatration of hia eatate waa granted to 
William Allen Chipman. Dec. 17, 1787. 

John, bora and died Dec 93, 177-. Catherine, bora Feb. 21. 1784. 
Zeraiah, bora Feb. 5, 1682. ^ TImh (?), bora March 14, 1787. 

Nrhrmiah, aeyenth and youngeat child of Capt. Samuel and 
Miriam, waa bom at Norwich. Feb. 29, 1756 ; went to St. John, 
N. B., and thence to Prederidton, where, in 1790, he manied 
Julie, daughter of Jeau-Baptiate Le Brun. of Montreal ; died in 
1815. Some of Nehcmiah *8 living deacendanta are now in the 



MiMOakea. 



** Bather, bora in 1707, a danehter of Capt Reynold Marvin and bis fim^ 
vife Phcebe I«ee (dananter of Thomas l^ec and Sarah Kirtland). If tnis is 
not error. Barnabas and Martlia were half-blood firsi-eonains, — with some 
likelihood that his parents, too, were I«ee-wise first-conains. 

— Beckwiih Noitii No. j. . 



— 7 — 
States; but, whether in the States or in the Provinces, it has 
not been found easy io continue the record of the junior line of 
Samnel and Miriam's posterity. 



Ftsnda lUnria, (for twenty jcm iheriff of hit eottnty). 

Joha Adolphtw, (mayor of Frederi^Um in 1866 ; also, mem. of Prov. Pari ) 

Jnlia, maiTicd to « Hart ; a ton was named Marrin. 

SixiA GtMeraHom. 
HoLMBS Marvin, son of Samuel and Rebecca, (p. 5), was 
bom (probably at Comwallis) Odt. 21, 1768. Nothing more of 
him is known with certainty except that he had a daughter Re- 
becca and sons George Chipman and Samuel. 

George Chi|miaa Beckwith seems to have come to the Sutea, and he is 
aaid to have had five children, of whom, Rev. horing died a few years ago 
at or near Boston ; Velma (Mrs. S. Alfred Ford) was (1897) in New Ham^- 
ahire ; IdeUa (Mrs. Bdgar) in New Jersey ; and aU learned of another 
was that one of hia name was then ** a Bft Kinley politician np at Denver." 

Samurl, third son of Elisha and Susannah, bom at Com- 
wallis, Nov. 21, 1773: went with- or after his uncle Nehemiah 
to New Bmnswick ; married in 1798, at PrederiAon, a younger 
sister of his uncle *s wife ; moved' to Sugar Island, in the upper 
St. John, within the territory of Maine, where' his older child- 
ren were bora ; tarried shortly at Montreal ; thence he went to 
Vermont ; set out in September 1813 for Ohio, but sickened on 
his way and died in December at fiufiJEdo. His widow turned her 
way, with her five young children, (one in her anus), to Monroe 
Co., N. Y. Adelaide was bom at Montreal in 1781, a daughter 
of Jean-Baptiste LeBmn ; died at her youngest son's home, at 
Albion, N. Y., Dec. i, 1873, and was buried at Henrietta, near 
Rochester. Order of children *s birth but partly told. 
Geoive Le Bmn, born iu iteo ; died in 188). 
Mary Ann, bscame a nun, and died at Montreal 

Bliiabetb, married to Hunn. 

Pruicia Xavier, bom March 99, 1808. 
James Famaworth, bom July 22. ibij. 

AdA, son of Asa and Mary, (p. 6). bom at Comwallis Feb*y 
11, 1790; married at St. John. May 21, 1816, Mary (Spoor?). 
[Children here named may have been of Asa's biocLcr james.J 
Jamea, bom Jan. 21, 1817; die.'* l*eb. 4, 1817. 
Mary, bom. iuiucU.7, iSi<^ 
Am Calverly, [or Arnon Cal%'erly?]. bom March or April 1, iA2a 



Fourih GememiwH. 

/iooH^ youngest son of James and Sanh, (j>, was bom at 

I^yme, Odt. lo, 1713; received **his portion/" sixty acres, at 

Norwich, Dec. 3, 1735, Imt may have returned to l«yme for a 
year or more ; married Jane Worden, at Norwich, April 20, 
1727 ; bought Feb. 7, 1742-3 thirty-seven acres at Southington 
of Widow Mary Persons, "alias Carrington, '*' (being land form- 
erly laid out to John Carrington) ; returned to Norwich about 
1753. receiving Dec. 5, that year from his father-in-law a gift of 
land at Plain Hills, (bought of Joseph Bdgerton in 1750) ; sold 
his land at Norwich to Caleb Abell, June ^, 1760 ; named as a 
grantee at Comwallis, July ^i, 1761 ; *■ being about to take a 
voyage over the sea " he made his will July 4, 1770, (which will 
was proved May 14, 1816) ; died at Comwallis, April x8, x8io. 
Joho, bora March 16, 175S. Blissbeth, bsfidsed July aB, 1745. 

Hqpeadll, bora Odt 22, 1740L ' Worsen, baptised July 9, 1749. 

WORDBN. 
I. Pbtbs, bora in Basbwd in 155^; died al Yarmouth, Maaa., in 1638-9. 

2. PBTsa, bora in RnsUmd, 1609 ; wife Mary ; wiU made Jan'y 9, 1680-1 

and proved March 3, i6Bo»i . Mary died between March and May 

1687, ased aeventy-aeren years. 

3. Da. Samubl, iyoungeat of four ^ildren and only aon), bora in 1646 ; 

married HopeatiU HpUey [** by aome caUed Blliott " ] in 1665 : went 
before 1715 to Stoningtoo*; died in 1716. HopeatiU bo. 1646, di. 1715. 

4. Da. Tkomas, (yonageat of four aona), waa bora in 1675 ; married Sarah 

Butler ; moved to Norwich, and died there in 1759. 

5. JANB, bora, probably at Stonington, in 1722 ; died in Nova Scotia. 

Fifth Generaiiam. 
John, eldest child of John and Jane, bom l^larch 16, 1738 at 
Norwich ; a grantee at Comwallis, July 21, 1761 ; married at 
Comwallis, Axl%. ix, 1764, Catherine, a daughter of Handley 
Chipman Esq. and wife Jane ;"named ** Capt. " John in some of 
the provincial records ; Sept. as. 1816 made a nuncupative will 
and died Dec. 15, 1816. Estate settled by partition deed Jan'y 
I, 1818, Catherine was bom in 1746 and died June 21, 1812, 
John Chipman, bora Dec. 27, 17^ Handley, bora March 6, 177a x 
Jane, bora Jan*y 5, 1768. Margaret, bora April 16, 1772. 

Katherine. bo. Odt 11, 1774 : m'U March 6, 1800 to Col. Ambroae Barnaby. 
Sarah, bo. Aug. 8, 1776 ; m'd Jan. 19. 1819 toZacchena, aon of Richard Beat. 
Pradence, b. March 9, 1779 ; m'd May 14, 1795 to Eraatua Pinneo, lat wife. 

Blimbeth, bora 16, 1782 ; married Jan. 28. 1802 to Jamea Cogswell. 

— Beekwiih NaU*si AV>. 5. 



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HoPB9TZX,L. second child of John and Jane, bom at Norwich, 
Odt. 22, 1740; married Feb. 18, 1766 to Benjamin Beckwith, of 
Horton, (q. v.). In mention later than that of her birth, as fiu* 
as found, she is named «* Hopestead,*'— e. g., of her marriage 
and in her father's will. 

*' AUine," (probably AUen), born Aug. 13, 176S. 

Pbcsbe, bora June 39, 1771. George, bora Feb. 35, 1776. 

Elizabeth, third child of John and Jane, baptized at South- 
ington, July 28, 1745 ; was married at Comwallis to Timothy 
Bamaby^ who, Nov. 29, 1820, ** being far advanced in years,'* 
made his will, naming his children : — ^ 
I. Tbomas. 2. Ambrose, mamed hiscotuln Katherine Beckwitb, (p. 8). 
3. John. 4. Timothy. 5. Wdrden. 6. Charles. 7. Hopestead, married to 
John Hasten Chipman. 8. Mercy, married to John H. Miller, and had a 
son Isaac 9. Hannah, I Mrs. Topper), had a son Minor la Elisabeth. 

WonosN. fourth and youngest child of John and Jane, was 
baptized July 9, 1749 at Southington ; married Martha Stead- 
man at Comwallis, Jan. 12, 1769; letters of administration of 
his estate granted to Martha, Jan. 29, 17.^, Martha was bom 
Nov. 18, 1750, eldest child of John and Parthenia. 

John Steadman, born Feb. 23, 1770 

Parthenia, bora Dec. 29, 1771 ; muried to Gilbert Harris, (bora .\usr. 16, 
1765), and had children, order of birth unknown : Nathaniel Marv- 
ters, (married Pradence Lndlow Mitchell) ; Gurdon, Worden, twins ; 

Daniel ; Polly, married to Rubert ; Martha, m*d to Kbeneser 

Adams ; Rebecca, m'd 1. to ^^^— Fernald, 2. to Etccizcr Actn t, 

Thomas Worden, bora Sept 3, 1773. 

Rebecca, bora July 6, 1776 ; married June 9, 1796 to John, son of Ahira snd 
Irena Galken, (Calkins). 

Enoch, (Isaac?), bora March 21, 1779; wife was named Rebecca ; r son 
Bnoch bora March 22, 180a 
John, son of Thoman Steadman and wife Hannah.' bora Sept 2t, 1725 at 

South Kingston, R. I. ; married Parthenia Gray, of Shrewsbury, N. J., Jsn. 

99, 1746 ; [her name has been written ** Bethany " ] :.his second wife was 

Prances Congdon, of Rhode Island ; went to Nova Scotia in 176a 

Si'x/A Ceneraiiou. 

H.\NDtilv, third child of Join and Citherine, was bDru at 

Comwallis, March 6, 1770; married Catherine, a daughter cf 

Joseph Newcomb, Dec. 13, 1793 ; died Feb. 29, i860, and was 

buried at West Canard, Catherine Newcomb was bom March 

15* ^17S\ <li^ March 15, 1863. 
An infant was bora in 1793 and died .Dec. 95, same year. 



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John, bora Odt 7» 1794; died Nov. 10, 1797. 

JoMph, bora Jniie a6, 1796 ; married Martba I«jofi ; died Jan. i, 1851. 
Majbew, bora Odt 14, 1798 ; mairied twice ; died April 7, 1871. 
John Haadley, bora Nov. 9^ 1800 ; died April i^, (or ICay lo). 181s. 
Ttaomas Woidea, bora Nov. 9, (or 17), 1808; nwrricd — — • Brawn ; died 

March aSi 1840 ; widow difid at Cheater, Jan. 33, 1894, aged 103 yeava. 
Jamea Bdward, bora Dtc ao^ 1804 ; in 1841 married Mary Ann Morton. 
Zelida Catherine, b. Feb. 17, 1806^ m'd to RnaacU Chealey, of Bridgetown. 
Lavinia (or Levina) Jane, bora Nov. 14, 1808 ; died Jan. to, i8a6w 
Mary OdUvia, (or Olivia), bora April it, 181 1 ; married to BUaha Baton, of 

Ayleaford ; he died Ang. a6, 1881 ; ahe died Jan. 31, 1889 ; childxen : 

Blisa Jane, bora in 1830 Joaeph H.,.bora in 184a. 

Thomaa Worden, b. io,%a ; d. iSy^ George W., bora in 1845. • 

Jamea Bdward, born 1^(34 ; d. younj. Jnlia BT.* bora in 1847. 

am^a Bdward, bura in 1833. Rebiicca, bora in i8j «. 

Mary Lavinia, bora in 181M. Albert R., bora in 1832. 
May hew Bmeraon bora in i8|o 

Haadley bora April aa, 1813 ; died March 8, xdao. 

Daniel N[ewoomb?], b. Nov. 13, 1813 ; m'd Mary Moore ; lived at PiAon. 

Holmea C[hipman?], bora April a3, 1818 ; went to New Brnnawiek, and ia 

aaid to have had thirteen children. 

Seventh CeHeration, 

m 

J06BPH, third child of Handley and Catherine, was bom at 
Comwallis, June 26, 1796 ; married Martha, daughter of David 
and BHsabeth Lyon, Dec., 1818 (or Jan. ai, 1819;; died Jan. t. 
185 1. Children, in unknown order of birth : — 
Blinbeth Ann, bora Sept. 13, i8ai ; married Odt 23, 184a to Jamea AUiaon 

Starr, of Coravrallia. and later of St. John, N. B. 
Joaeph Henry, married Rebecca Harria. June 13, 1836, and had a daughter 

Caaaie, (i. e., Catherine), who waa married to George Conatant, aon 

of Perea Brechin. 

Charlea, married Strong.^ 

John, married Bather Ann, .daughter of John BUia. 

Lavinia, married Dec. 31, 1836 to Abraham Marateta. 

Martha, (or Marian), muried July as, 1833 to Jehiel Biahop, of Horton. 

Mayhbw, fourth child of Handley and Catherine, waa bora 
at Cornwallia, pdl.14, 1798; married, lat, Eunice, daughter of 
Mayhew Rand ; ad^ widow of Edward Strong ; waa twenty.one 
yeara a repreaentative in the provincial Uouae of Aaaenibly : 
died at Horton, April 7, 1871. Children of Eunice : — 
John Albert, bora Aug. 3, 1830 ; married June 10, 183a Rebecca, daughter 

William Baraaby. 
Bliaabeth BUen, bora Jan. 34, 183a ; waa married Jnne 97, 1833 to Jamea B. 

- Maatera, of St. John. 

Robert N., bora April 2, 1834. 

Bechwilh Noiesi No, 5. 



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C^Hieriiic Ataelia,' (called "Cuiit"). bora Aiif. sS» iSa^r married OdL 

31, iQss to HanUnff Randall, of NidMra- 
laabella, bora Sept 96, fSjS ; died yoii]iir« 

Mary Lavinia, bora Jan. ai, 1840; married to Viientilic 'La&diy. 
Adelia, married to Dr. Ifaaon Sheffield. She died in 189J. 
Bdwaid Maoniniri married, lal, Laura Wickwixe, who.di^ about 1875 ; ^ 

Hary Aaenath Starr, (bora ^kfarch it, 1857) ; lived at Canning, 
"taleah," (perhapa teilaor Lelia), married to Wcntworth Sheffield, and 

had children Nellie and Herbert 
Dr. Burpee, married Margaret MuagrmTe. 
Mayhew, died young 

J.^MSS Edward, seventh child of Handlej and- Catherine, 
bom at CJinwallis, Dec. 20, 1804 ; married Mary Ann, daugh- 
ter of Charies Morton, April 21, 1841 ; lived at Comwallia and 
at Franklin, — though no such-named place is now found in the 
eastern provinces. Order of children's birth unknown, eJcoept 
that Bertha was second. 
Annie, married to William Ward. Rleanor. m'd to Hdward Woodman. 

Bertha, unmarried Joaeph, married Bmnia — ' . 

Chariea, married Miaa Pattefion. Mayhem-, unmarried. 
Manafield, " poaaibly. a aon of Jamea Bdurard ; died at Steam Milla. April 
I, 1899, aged forty-eight yeara." 

Some perplexity attends a consideration of the lines of tl'.e 
sons of Jonah and Rebecca. These sons and their children are 
by no means omitted from the usual records of their time, and 
their living posterity is relatively large and, as a whole, has its 
full proportion of individuals of more than average personal 
worth : but as yet the evidence found docs not set forth these 
lines of church-going and land-owning Beckwiths as fully 'tnd 
clearly as (it is believed here) might be done. For, there is nd 
reason to suppose that colonial records have been made to speak 
their last word. Something like the following statement niay 
account plausibly and provisionally for the earlier Beckwiths of 
Horton and Aylesford. 

Bbnjamin, sixth or later child of Jonah and Rebecca, (p. 3), 
was bom at L>^ie later than 1704. He married Patience Hden 
at L3'me, 0<5t. 21. 1731, and the3* had nine children baptized at 
the First Church of that town. It is not likely that he went 
to Nova Scotia, though no further sure record ol him is found 
in Connedticut. There may be some hint of him in this record 
at Lyme : '• Inventory of estate of Berjaniin Iktrkwith of Lpiie 



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Jaty II, 1783.*' Perhaps, too, in this at Parmingtoa : '* LcttcfS 
of administntion of estate of Benjamin Beekwith |^nuited to 
Jamah and Meketabel Beckfi*ith, Sept. 30, 1790.;' Since Benja- 
min and Patience had no son Jonah and, as 'nsnally told, did 
have a son Josiah, who married Hehetabel Pearson, there seems 
in these two records some matter for considerate attention at a 
later page. It will be seen that Josiah *s name was not written 
;in the re^rfstsy of baptisms^ the Pint Church of Lyme. 
Padenee, Ajit aS^ 1734. . Bemjmmim^ Jnlyaa, 1719^ Psdenee, Aof. ii,i743* 
Tbonpfloa, Dec. 15, 1734. Ssnuel, June 99, 1740. UnnAmed. June, 1749. 
Allen, Ass. 3, 17JS. Amdraw, Jans 2i» 1743. Niekoiat, 03L a>, I7S>- 

BsNjAxiK. (5th gen.), foufth child of Benjamin and Patience, 
was baptized at Lyme, Jnly 22, 1739 ; was a grantee at Horton 
in 1761 ; married his second -cousin Hopestill (or Hopestead) 
and had at lesst three children, as shown at p. 9 ; he married 
Lydia Bsbcock, of Comwallis, July 3, 1783; their child Rebecca 
bom June 13, (or 18), 1784. [It may be observed that alchough 
many difficulties beset the way of one who would find and fol- 
low the several trails of Jonah's descendants, there need be no 
doubt as to the true place, in genealogical order, of Benjamin, 
Andrew, and Nicholas.] 

Andrsw, sixth child of Benjamin and Patience, was baptised 
at Lyme, June 26, 1743 ; if. as the probate officer at Hamburg 
(in 1897) thought, he had 'luasricd Ruhamah Peck at Lyme, it 
must seem that Lois, (born Dec. 31, 1754, daugnter of Samuel 
Copp,) whom he married April 20, 1775, was his second wife. 
Attdian forests primeval nor then recent clearings therein were 
full of Andrew Beckwiths, and it is easy to believe or hope that 
one only Andrew, with Rubainah and I^is. are now as three 
goodly souls made one forever. Andrew died Sept. 19, 1*781. 
8niah, bora nft Horton. Jan. 15, 177^. ' 
Sunnel, bora Aos- iS 1778. '* He woji s surveyor, and UUd out the * P^ort 

Boiid' in 1830." 
Nicholas, bora Aos- 27i 1781. 

Nicholas, the youngest child of Benjamin and Patience, wai| 
baptized at Lyme, OA. 29, 1752 ; went, perhaps, firat to Horton 
and later to Aylesford. His daughter Phce'oe was married to 
Roswell Peltpn in 1792. Pelton children :^ 
Mary, b. Nov., 1795: m. to John Rudolph, o( Windsor; d. Od., 186s 

~ Bn'kwH'' Xolesz .%>. .. 



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John, bora ICasch lo, 1800; married itt, Ijrdia Beach, Jaa. 96^ i88t; ad. 

Maty A. Qzlc j, Uareb ja, 1864. 
Gcofie Allan, bora May 1, 180s; married Martha Britt, Nov. 15, tS 93 

died Jnae lo^ i88a. 
Hopcatead, bora Aoc. 15, i8p5 ; died al Roftoo, Sept 19, 1809. 
Tbomaa, bora April lo^ 1807 1 died at Baagor, Maine, in 1854. » 

Pulton feaerationa:— 1. John, bora abonl 1616; at Boalon aboot i6fa 
or 1633 ; wife Snaannah. a. SAMnsL, bora at Dorcheater about 1647 ; m'd 
May 16k 1673 Mary, danffhter of John Smith. 3. Hbnrt, bora at Biiatol, 
Dec. lOk 1690 ; married Mary Rose, April a9» 1718 ; moved to Orotpn, Conn* 
4. THoacAa, bora at Grotoa, July ea, 1717 • married Hannah Airary, jnly 
9, 1740. 5. HBNnv, bora at Groton, July 7, 1749 ; moved to Hoiton befora 
171^.. 6. RoawELL, bora in 176^— /V/id«*<7#«Mi!aje'>. 

Nicholas, (6th gen.), if son of Andrew and Lois, was bom 
at Horton, Aug. 27, 1781 ; unless he had a cousin Nicholas Jr., 
brother of Pbcebe, he married Mrs. Lois [Richards ?] Ruggles 
before 1801 ; lived at Aylesford. Only the data as to marriage 
and children of Andrew and the younger Nicholas are derived 
from Dr. Brechin. It does not appear that he knew of the ear- 
lier Nicholas, or of identity of tlie younger Nicholas with the 
son of Andrew. These families evident^' did not live wholly 
within the circle of his labon. Their conneAion with line of 
Jonah is to be taken as hypothetical and not unplausible. 
Sarah Richards, b. April 9. itoi ; Andrew,. May 4, 1804 ; Mary, Dec. a4, 1806 

It is found n:ost con\'enieKt to group here as much aa could 
be learned with approach to fullness about descendants of Sam- 
uel and Adelaide. Apart from overaights in editing and proof- 
reading the statements are well authenticated. 

Groros Lr Bron. was bom on Sugar Island, Maine. May 23, 
1800; after his father's death his mother, aa wisely advised, 
turned from the then dangerous neighborhood of Buffalo and 
looked for safet}* fiom war 'a alarma and, for a time, a home at 
Avon, in the Genesee valley ; but, two ytm later, she went to 
Henrietta, Monroe Co, Manhood *8 burdens and cares fell early 
upon boy-shoulders, and the widow's son bore them as the son 
of Adelaide ought. He worked and studied and taught, and 
earned respedt and confidence. He often served his neighbors 
aa agent for the sale of their surplus at Montreal ; for, thanks 
to his Anglo-French parentage and his nu ther's wise tenchinfr, 
he spoke not French '* after the scole of ^Stratford-atte-bowe.'* 
In iSr'S he liecame. like all hi« colonial ancestors, -^ land-owner 



^ 14 -- 

lofd of fifty acres of his own earning, to which, in tine, he 
annexed enough to satisfy his land-hanger, and on this lann he 
lived and proipered. In 1823 he mairied Rebecca Wilder, who 
died in 1825, leaving a baby son. Aug. 9, 1829 he married Sa- 
rah Winslow, who was bom July 7, 1805, and died Aug. 30, 
1885 at West Henrietta, where he, too, di^ Nov. aj, 1883. 
Adolphns Amaaa, born Jan. 25, 18^ ; married Betsey E. Pierce. «^ 
flaavel, bora May 23, 1831 ; twivc narried. 
Wsnren, bora Jan. 21, 1833 ; twice married. 
George, bora July 31, 1830 ; died Nov. lo^ 1842. 
Sarah Jane, bora April 21, 1842; died Aoir- 22, 18 12. 
Sdward Svcrett, bore Nov. 14, 1843 ; died Jan. 4, 1863 in camp hospital at 

BeUe Plaine, Va.,-*a aoldier of Co. C, 8th N. Y. Cavalry. 
Sarah Bliaabeth. bora March 16, 1846; diedodtl 29, 1855. 

W1N8LOW : — 1. KiCNBUf, of Kempaey. Worceatenhire, died in 1607, at 
St Andrew, in that county. 2. Boward, of Droitwich, in aa Jic conaty, 
bora 06t. 17, 1560^ ai St Andrew ; married lat, Bleanor l^lham ; 2d, Mag- 
dalen Oliver, at Itondon, Nov. 4, 1594 ; died b.;fure 1631. 3. Kbnblm, bora 
at Orditw.ch, April 29. 1599 ; came to Plymouth about 1629 ; married Mm. 
Bleanor (Newton), wid. of John Adama. in June, 1634 ; di. Sept, 1672 ; ahe 
bora Z598 ; died Dec, 1681. 4. Likut. Joh. bora ab*t 1641 ; married Ruth 

; died at Preetown, Mats.. July 14, 1720. 5. Junatkan, bora at Pree- 

town, Nov. 22, 1692 ;.m'd Sarah Kirt>y, Nov. 25. 1722. 6. Benjamin, bora 
at Preetown, Pcb. 17, i7|o-i ; married Content Webater (pub. Har» 6, 1767). 
7. Jonathan, bora at Dartmouth, Nov. 17, 1779; married Rhaydeiirowy, 
daughter of Jacob Anthony and wife Deborah ; died at Henrietta, Odt 25^ 
1865 ; wife bora May 28, t;88 ; died at Henrietu, Jan. 2, 1874. 8. SasaiiI 
bora at Dartmouth, July 7, 18;^ ; married to Geotsc I«e Bran Beckwith. 

[219 years fmm birth of Udward at St Andrew to birili of Junathan at 
Dartford would indicate descent in a Junior line, even if it were not fully 
ad shown by the statement in the Witulow Getualogy^-^Vtut aub-tntervals 
39i 42. 51. 49» and 38 years ; average, 43.8 years. Sakah was thus oontem- 
poranecma by birth with many who were two or more generations later.] 

Francis Xavikr was bom at Sugar Island, March 10, 1808; 
received a high-school education, which he turned to excellent 
account in the making of an honorably and variously useful 
citizen ; was a justice of the peace for the town of Gates ; a sec« 
tion superintcident, Genesee Valley Can il in '64 ; served under 
Sheriff Sibley as a deputy-sheriff and Sheriffs Smith, Chapmau, 
J. B. Campbell, and C S. Campbell as under-sheriff,— no petty 
stations in such county as Monroe. He married Hannah Good- 
hue, of Wheatland, April 9, 1832, and died at Gaies. Aug. 13. 
1886. Hannah was bom at Wheatland, N. Y., Feb. 28, I81 1, and 

BftktpUk Noiisi Np. 5* 



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died at Scottsville, (near Henrietta), Sept. si, 1892. [SeeNa 

II., pp. 13. X4> for a slightly more circumstantial account.] 

Praacift Marion, boni ICarch 95, 1833 1 ^i^ ^ Scot U rillc, April 13, 1898. 
William I,conidaa bora April 23, 183s ; married liary B. Kasebcar. 
Mary Bluabeth, bora No?. 4, 1837 ; married to Herman H. Miller. 
Florence Goodhue, bora Dec. 7, 1843 ; liTca at Bocheatcr.* 
Julia Adelaide, bora Nov. 30. 1846 ; died Feb. 36, 1848. . 

Jambs Farnsworth, son of Samuel and Adelaide, bom in 
Veimont, July 22, 1813; married at Scottsville, Dec. 5, 1836, 
Sarah Lanison ; died at Albion, N. Y., May 31, 1879.. Sarah 
was born at Poultney, V't., 0<ft. 13, 1816 ; died at Albion, in 
1879. She WAS daughter of Silas H. Lamson and Olivia Dick- 
inson. Silas H[owe?] (bom Feb. 24, 1794) was son of Edmund 
Lamson and Lucy Howe. 
Charlea, bora Sept. 36, 1839. Jamea, bora March 9, 1841. 

UiCKiNSOK.— I. William, married Saiah Stacey. 2. Nathakibl, and 
Mrs. Anna Gull, married at Baat Bexsholt, Suffolk, Bna-i in 1630^ 3. Tho- 
mas, bora in 1634 : married a dauabter of John Crow and Blisabeth Good- 
win. 4. TuciMAS, bora 167a ; m'd Mehctabel, dan. of Thomaa Meekina 
and Mary Bunce. 5. Thomas, boin April 4, 1708 ; married Ann — — in 
f 735- 6k Thomas, bora March 17, 1737 ; married Mary, daaahterof Andrew 
Stevena and Bather Safford, June 95^ 1760; died 06L 5, 181 1, at Goahen, 
Conn. 7. Thomas Andesw, married Sarah Turaer, at Norfolk, Conn., in 
1790. 8. OuviA, married to Silaa H. I^cmaon. 

Adolphus Am ASA, only child of George L. and Rebecca, was 
bom at West Henrietta, Jan. 25, 1825 ; married Betsey Eliza- 
beth Pierce. Nov. 3, 18^7 ; served in Co. E., Sth N. Y. Cavalry, 
(one of **the three hundred lighting regiments *') ; died Nov. 
24. 1862 in hospital at Washington. His children's birth-places 
iadic:.te sonic family migrations. Betsey E. Pierce wps bom st 



*ii ;.> icaft^aw^. t»\jui y^is^oa :u/urcc« inut Miaa Florence Becknnth, who ta 
an editor of yick*i Magaxine^ ia alao preaident of the Botanical Se^on of 




Macauley, — printeu alao by the Aoidemy aa a ]Man]>hlet, 150 paaea, taive 
odUyo ; that the work waa baaed laiyely on peraonal obaenrataona by the 
auttiorn auo it noted 510 genera and 13^ apecies of lower Geneaee valley 
flora ; and that Dr. Charlea S. Saii^ent, in hfa monumental Silva 0/ North 
America^ named in her honor a lately-obaerved tree or alirab of Geneaee 
vale, ** Crataious Bkckwitua:." While genealogy ia not biography and 
ought not to b^ eulogy, it ia cnatomary to note, for the honor of % family 
nnme, auch c'iatindliona ai may have been won by individuala in the wider 
fielda of human a<$livity,^ arma. art. invention, acience, literature, public 
affaira, l^c.,— where thinga done outreach and outlive the doer and in aome 
way «^ve t.toM intereata ot mankind which are not merely of to-day. 



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Brighton, n: Y., Feb. 13, 1855; <Sied at Ithaca, Mich., Jan^ 8, 

1902. 

Eebecca Adelaide, boni al Weat Henrietta, Sept 6. i9so ; married to Pfaak 

Wheeler. 
Geotfe LeBnm, bom at Waterloo. Mich., ICarch 17, 1853. > 

Florence BUiabeth. born at Kalamaioo, JiUy 4, i8ls8 ; m'd to L. D. Baker. ^ 

Samubx., son of George L. and Sarah, bora May.a3» 1831, at 
West Henrietta ; married ist, Hester Ann,* daughter of Bdyn^ 
Gorton and his wife Isabella, Jane 8, 1851 ; ad, Harriet Susan, 
daughter of Frederick Swan and Chloe Phillips, of Sparta, N.- 
Y., Aug. 5,«i854 ; died at Mount Pleasant. June 3, 1884. Har- 
riet S. watf bom July 4, 1833. 
George Bdward, bom at Henrietta, Feb. 14. 1859. 
Frank Milton, bom at Mount Pleaaant, Aof . 15, tSSc : m'd Adeiui Miller. 
liOaenia Bliabeth, bom at Henrietta, June 15, 1864 ; married to Sogene 
Chamberlain ; Uvea at Bnffalo. 

Warasn, son of George L. and Sarah, bom Jan. si, 1833 at 
West Henrietta ; married Lnzenia Porter, at Mount Pleasant, 
Iowa, April 14. 1863 ; served as battalion adjutant of 4th Iowa 
Cavalry, and as captain of Co. C. of that regiment. Lnzenia 
died March 15, 1880, aad he married her sister, Sarah Elizabeth, 
Nov. 8, i88i ; is a manuiadturer at Aurora, 111., but lives at 
Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where his children were bora, and where 
he finds some interest in improvement of horses and cattle. . 
Sverett bom Feb. i, 1864 ; married Minnie, daughter of M. D. Kaaaett, of 

Aurora, Dec^ ai, 1893 ; ahe died Dec t, 1903, leaving no children^ 
Orville. bom Feb. 17. 1887 : married I«on Ketcham, April 19. 1893 s^ Mount 
Pleaaant Children : Pauline, bom Odt 95, 1893 ; Geocgc, bora Hcfv. 
" ao, 1896 ; Sam, bom Jan. la. 1900^ and died Aug. 15, 1903. 
Bnilj. bora Aug. 8. 1869 ; Uvea at Mount Pleaaant. 
Florence, bom April 16, 1874 ; died Dec. a, 1886. 

Wiincn Wallace, bora Aug. 10, 1874 ,* married Nov. to^ 1897 Jeaaiej daugh- 
ter of Robert Todd Lincoln and wife Mary, daughter of Jamea Har* 
' Ian. Their child, Mary I,incoln Beekwith, iwra Aug. 21, 1898. . 
PoaTBS :*- 1. RoBsaT, of Pennaylvania, a aoldier of the Revolution, a. 
Watson, bom in 1780 ; married Bliiabeth Bamett ; removed to kentndcy ; 
died in 1829. 3. Asauav B., bora in Bourbon Co., .June ao, 1808 ; removed 
to Henry CoC, Iowa : commiaaioned aa colonel of 4th Iowa Cavalry in 1861; 
died at Mount Pleaaant in 18^5. Hia wife waa Martha Braielton. 4. Lv» 
smriA and SamamC Ri jsabbth. 



/ * Samnel'a first wife is named here aa in Winslow Gtiualagy^ though hia 
couaina name her ** Heater Chase." It is presumed that theae atatementa 
do not confliA essentially. The fuller statement ia not ezpreaaly denied. 



•^17 — 

Lutcouf :— t. SiiVOSL, from Marvich, Bar-, abont 1617, to Hiarham, 
MisSb ; died in 16^ ; his wife Mirtha died in 1695. 2. HoftDBCiU, born in 
1657. 3- M3ftDB2AE, b^ra ab3at 1SS5 ; move! to Hdnoionth, N. J., and to 
Bsrks Cx, Pena. ; died ab3at 1735. 4. JOHsr, maved to Rockiaf ham Co. . 
Va. 5. AaaABAX, m3V£d to StOtnon Co., Kf. ; killed by Indians aboot 
1763. 6. TaoMAS. wat bom ini77d ; mirried Naner H^nks, Jnne 13, 1836 ; 
(she died OSL 5, 1818): died in 1851. 7. Abrabav, barn in tame Co. (then 
part of Hardin), Kjr., Pfib. la, 183^ ; mirried Nov. 4, iSp Hiry, daughter of 
Robart S. Todd ; died at WAihin jlon, April 15. 18S5. 8. RdssAT Todd. 
bdra Mi Spriafdeld, IIL. Aa;. i. 1813; mirriei Hiry Hirlaa. 9. jBiicB, 
who, bjr her deiceat from Robsrt Porter, it her ha«b&nd'a third-consin. 

CflARLB3» son of Jamss P. and Sirah, bora at Rash, ]ii3aros 
Co., N. Y., Sspt. 20. 1839; v^ <^ soldier of Co. C, 4th New 
York Heavy Artillery; mirriei Jans Ann Christie; died at Al- 
bion, Nov. 25, i863. Jane Ann was born Jnne 7, 1837, <uid died 
April 23, 1871. Their son ^ 
Jamss Cam ninfs, bora at Mirshall, Mich., Jan 32, i85|. 

JAIC83, son of Jamss P. and Sarah, born at Scottsville, March 
2, 1841 ; served in 4th N.Y. Hsavy Artillery, July 31, 1862 to 
July 31, 1865, and **in general service*' Aug. i, 1865 to Nov. 
28, 18S6 ; married BAily Antoinette Mirtin. Aug. 2, i35S ; lives 
at QtiiRcy, III. Bnily A. was bDrn at Pen^iroks. G^nesss Cd., 
N. Y., Nov. 18, 1844. Hsr parents were Daniel Martin, born at 
Rush, Jan. 8, 1819: and Jane Miriah Thrall, born in C>anedti- 
cut, Jane ao, 1818. 
Bmma, bom at Qninc]r,?Maj 19, 1868. 

Frank, bom at Qainey, Nov. 8, 1869; mirried at Oibnias. Nov. aS, iS)| 
Alice, a danshtcr of Frederick Rdward Moaer and Caroline. Lawton . 
Lawton Bancroft, bom at Dabnqne, Oit. 8, 1895. 
Harold Radcliffe, bom at BnrlinTton, Miy 30. 1900. 
Frederick BIwiri. aoa of B.*4£li5t AC>i:riil Mirie W;Uia. bira 
at Ipsach, Switzerland, Muchtis. 183S: mirrisd CiroUn? Liwtih. at , 
Dnbuque, Odt 34, 1861. Caroline was born at Stockport, Columbia 
Co., N. v., O^ 13, 1839. Alice was bora at Dabnqne, Jan.«is. 1870. 

William Lbonidas, son of Francis X, and Hannah, bom at 
Scottsville, April 23, 1835 ; served in civil war as a soldier of 
Co. H., 13th New York Infantr>', Aug. 13, 1862 to Jan. 4, 1864, 
when he was transferred to Co. G., 140th Infantry, from which 
service he was discharged June 3, 1865: married Mary Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Solomon Kazebeer (bom in Ohio and in 1840 
an lowan pioneer), and Maria Hartman (born in Switzerland; ; 
lives at Aurora, III. Mary E. was bom near Kirkville, Wapel- 



lo Co., Iowa, Match 29, 1845 : ^b* married Odk. 8, x868 ; died 
Jan. 97, 1892. 

Anoette Hiutmaa, bora «t I«icmice,.Lacu Co., Iowa, Maich lo^ 1876 ; wu 
lately gfadvated with ditrimftjon from a mcdJciil icliool, aad U lynr 
jMadUaiaa at Aaron. 

Mary BuaABvrH, daughter of PnmciB X. and Hannah, bom 

-at Soottaville, Nov* 4, 1837 ; married there Jan. 6, i860 to Her<i 

man Hahiy MUltf ; lives at Soottaville. Mr. Miller was bom at 

Leroy, N. Y., Nov. 19,. 1831 ; died at Soottaville, J nly 31, 1873. 

Blla^GleMOB, bont Dec. 16, 1861 :' nuunied O6L i8, 18S1 to Dr. WillUn J. 

Howe, who was bom at Buffalo, Feb. ^ 18153. 
Fiaak I^nia, bora Dec. 13, 1863 ; married Ploreace Ballentiac, of Kaaaaa 
Citj, Mo., p6L 18, 1888 ; ia a dvil-engiaeer, at Asdmore, Ho. Wife 
bora in 186a. Childrea, bora at Kaaaaa City:— 

kayoMod BaUcotinc, bora July 99, tigs ; diad Feb. 91, 1897. 
Norma Bleaaor, bora Nov. 6, 1898. 

Gkobge J#BBauN, son of Adolphos A. and Betsey B., bora 

at Waterloo, Jackson Co., Mich., Blarch 17, 1853 : married Blla 

Clara Lawrence, at Ottumwa, Iowa, Dec'r 15, 1874 ; lives at 

Cieston, Iowa, where his children were bom. Blla C. was bom 

at Indianola, Iowa, May s6, 1857. 

Warren Charles', bora March a^, 1876. 
OHwt I«awfence,' bcfn Odober 37. 1877. 
Bchia Kltnbeth, bora Dccehiber as, i88a 

[It should have 'been told at earlier page that Jean-Baptiste Le 
Bran waa of one of the most fJEunous families of modera France, 
and was himself a gentleman and one to whose honor and skill 
oonld be entrusted important affiurs. He left }^ome to serve his 
king, Louis XV.', in the Canadas, under Vaudreuil and Mont- 
calm, in military and in civil duty. When peace came he cast 
his lot with the Canadians under their stranger-allegiance, and 
he served good King George as loyally as he had before served 
l/mis the Well-beloved, — and even more usefully, it may be, 
in such a political rebuilding. His daughters were well-taught 
at Montreal, and might have graced aome higher station than 
that of wife and mother in a nomad's ever-changing home, fio^ 
great akill of interlinear reading is needed to see that Adelaide 
waa truly her father's daughter, — her heart moat resolute when 
sorest, — that her children owed much and that their children 

' Beckwiik NoUs: No. 5. 



ytt •wc nncli to- her native force dfchan^fter laid t6%ef wfaiely 
diredted eariy* tmningV' ' She had learned ihe lesson oi ** hope, 
sittLettdnmiice;: and jpattence.' - and' it was a part of her re^^wd 
in this world to see her children's full groWth intb prosperous 
and roipelfted ctttaBenhbod/ Long before the end of her sixty 
yi^srs of iRridawhood she saw six of her seven grandsons, when 
highest public duty called, as prompt as her father to take the 
field ; and two of these were of *' the unretumiiig brave. **^ 



, Paf* 7. . . • ^ 

John, child of fiavid'and Catherine, bom' and died Dec. 25, 
1774. (Date incomplete at that page.) 

' Parthsnia, her mother, and her hnsbfuid seem involved in a 
new question ofanter-relationship by marriage. It is learned 
indiredtly fromC Mr. Henry F. Waters, (by way of a descendant 
of Gilbert and Parthenia), who had searched well in Hempstead' 
Diaiyand Brechin Notes, that Henry Harris (apparently son of 
John, of New London) married Widow Mary (Lester) Pox ; that 
Daniel, bom in 1736, probably t^eir .son, was as probably that 
Daniel who went to Nova Scotii^ (see p. 3) ; that this was he 
who, Dec. 2, .1763, married Hannah, daughter of Gilbert. For- 
syth and -; — Bishop, (on^ of Groton), and Gilbert, second of 
eleven children, bom Aug. 16, 1765, was he who married Par- 
thenia Beckwith ; that Hannah having died Xov. 27, 1785 Dan- 
iel married Martha Beckwith, June 26, 1786, and their son John 
BisHop Harris was bom Aug. 23, 1787 ; that Martha died Dec. 
2o..i8o2, aged fifty years. Thus far,* inference little less than 
certainty* but only inference as to the family unity, if any, to be 

derived from these scrapis of varloua records.^ Further informa- 
tion-is likely to confirm such reasonable dedu^ion. 

• • • • • •• 

Fsrt of these fe^ ere here enggestive of eoaieUitas-beaides the Herrit- 
eaceetry.' Neither record in CoanedUcut nor note of Dr. Brechin a»-yei 
has been jnede to diecloM a Beckwith-bpm Martha who miaht have been 
second. wife of Daniel Harris.: Dr. Brechin* not improbably, omitted to 
note the' siffn pf her wido«:hood, "Mrs." Martha Beckwith,— i. e.. rell^- 
of t^onlen Bcckwi^, who. died befora Jan. 39, I7&(. she Uten being ag^d 
thifty-fonr years. A diiference of not tnore than two years as to her sge in' 
1802 is not necessarily to be considered seriously, for birth -record docs no( 
always. agree with tombstone, if this be rightly supposed, Gilbert Hsrn^ 
married his step-sister and Juhn Bishop Harris was half-brother to both. 



f I. • 

JossPB HSKRT, ttnL.of. Joseph and TItoithJi; mMtritA'TO^smcm^ 
daughter of Deacon Bliaha Harria, .otConundlts; Marriage-bT- 
Rev. AbrahanL.S. Hunt, of the Baptiat-dinrdi: 

Bdward Hvxrstt was-notof Co. **C.^\ bnt of Co« Hm 9th. 
New York Cavalry. 

Samusi«, son of George L. and Sftndii waa born Biay a2« 1830; 
married lat,. Heater, Heater Ann-, or Heater- Ann R. Chaae» who, 
waa a daughter of Bdward Chaae and hia wife IaabeUa.Gqrton«. 
She was bom in 1833 at West Henrietta, and died there July 4, 
1853. Harriet Suaan Swan, bom at Sparta, July 4, 183s ; now 
lives at Hambuig, N. Y. Samuel's sons were each twiee:niM<« 
ried. The elder aon Uvea at Aurora, UL • . 

LuzBNiA BuzABBTH, daughter of^juttueL and HamBl.Snaaiit 
bora at West Henrietta, June 15, 1864 ; married April 6, 18921 
to Bugene Alvin, aon of Nijah Day Chamberlin aadBlmira Ann 
Brown. Mr. Chamberlin is in business at BufUo; 
Jdaxwell Bntenc, bnni at Buffalo, Marcl&ai, 1897. ' 
Donald BcckwIUi, born al HaaibmVt Odt 17, 1903. 



Asa, of Berwick, N. S., and Dr. KBRUr of Rockport. . V: B*.! 
both adtive-minded men in 1837, were brothers, and.theneev it 
may be, sons of Xsa and Mary (p. 6) ; though Kerr waa not ao 
placed by Dr. Brechin. Between- Mary and Rebecca* and^alao* 
between Samuel and Nehemiah was opportunity for Kerr ta be 
*' bom of decent people. " Or, it may he that he.was.aemathfiiiv^ 
identical with Blkanah. 

CHiPif AN, [JoHK Chipxan, SOU of Johu uud Catherinoi pag!^- 
8 ? ] is said to have had children, (no datea. given) : ** 
CUpmao. Rachel, (Mn. Benton). Prndence,* (Ifri. BUalia Stevcaa). 
Catherine. Amanda, (Mn». Newton [?] Wella.) 

' Christina, (daughter of Asa and Mary Ann ?), married, to 
Johnson Alexander Blderkin, of Horton, who, it ia.aaid* waa^a 
half-brother to some Morton children whose names are- not- told. 
Christina's family was living at Falmouth in 1880. 

Pbnbi,opb, married 0<5t. 13, 1774 to Patrick Murray. Shrit^ 



— «x — 

« 

not here assignable, though Rev. Jonah Beekwith had a daugh- 
ter bom atSaybrook, Feb. 15, 1740, and named Penelope. 
Hariaret, bora Nov. 4, 1774 : died May 38, 1777. Penelope, bora Jan. 8, 
1778. Mafgaiet, bora May ii, 1780U Cbriatiiia, bora Dec. 8, 178a ; died 
March 5, 1784. Rebecca, bora Dec. 8. 1782. 

ROBBRT W., bom about 1824; bnried April 24. 1879, at Hor- 
too, ^Lakeville Presb3rterian churchyard) ; his wife was named 
Eunice ; daughter Mary bom 1855 ; died Odi. 8, 1882. 

Sarah, perhaps daughter of Andrew and Lois, (p. 12), was 
married Aug. 20, 1793 to John Orpin, of Aylesworth. 
Ann, bora June 7, 1794. William, 1797. Andrew, iSoa laaac, iSoa- 
Bdwud, 1804. Thomaa, 1807. Mary Lavinla, iSia Saainel, 1813. 



NoTBS raox Connbcticut Town RBCoans. 

Ai Lytm€: April ««• 1721,— Jamca Beekwith land to nay eon MaWUw ; [in 
the index atylcd '^Matthew jd "]. — VoL iii p. 319. 

Ai FarmingiOH : SepL 93, 1731,— Johaanah, wife [wid.?] of Bbsneier Bltat 
of Sprinffield, one-half of thirtj-aizih lot, abont fifty acrea, at Farm- 
ington. to Jamea Beekwith Jr., cordwainer, of Ljrnae.— Vol. v. p. 279. 

At Norunck : March 13, 1732* — John Hasen to Jamet Beekwith, of Lyme. 
• two hundred acrea with dwellina and bara, for /'1,30a— Vol. vi. 393. 

July 7, 173a, — Jamea Beekwith, of Norwich, givea to aon Samuel, of 
Norwich, one-half of farm lately bought of John Haaen of Norwich, at 
Plain HilL Witneaaea, laaac and Rebecca Huntington.— Vol. vi. 406. 

Ai Lywu: March 27. 1732.— Jamea Beekwith Jr., cordwainer, to brother 
Reynold nine acrea on eaat aide of Blackball river. Witneaa : Daniel 
Beekwith.— Vol. v. p. 36. 

Ai Normicli: Dec. 3. 1735, — Jamea Beekwith to aon John, both of Nor- 
wich, hia portion of my eatate, aizty acrea, bought of John Hasen and 
held in partnerahip with my aon SamueL Witneaa : Reynold Beek- 
with ; Samuel Beekwith.— Vol. vii. p. m6. 

Ai Lyme: Dec 3, 173s, Reynold Beckarith, of Lyme^to brother John, of 
Norwich, alxty acres at upper great hill, in Lyme. Witneaa : Samuel 
Beekwith.— VoL t 468. 

Ai Norwick : Dec. 4, I7is*— John Beekwith, of Norwich, for /'4oaL to my 
brother Reynold, of Xyme, aixty acrea, part of Plain Hill which my 
father bought of John Haaen ana gave to ma.— Vol. vii. 996. 

Ai Lyme: Dec. 99, 1736,— Reynold Beekwith, of Norwich, to my brother 
John, of Lyme, ten acrea near Blackball river, with houae and ahop 
that I formerly lived in. — Vol. vi. p. 99. 

Jan. 14, 17JS-7,— John Beekwith. aon of Jamea who now dwella in 
Norwich, to Lieut [Capt ] Reynold Marvin, fifty-four acrea in Lyme. 
— Vol. VI. p. 97. 

Mays, 1740,— Samuel Beekwith and wife Miriam to brother Jamea 
Marvin, of Lyme, a quit-claim to the eatate of our honored father, Rey- 
nold Marvin.— VoL vii. p. 189. 

Ai Farmingion : Feb. 7, 1749-3,— Widow Marv Peraonan/ioj Carrington 
to John Beekwith of Norwich 37 acrea for ;^9|.** Vol. vii. p. 94. 

Ai Norwich : [Date unnotedL— Jamea and Samuel Beekwith of Norwich 
to Reynold Beekwith of Norwich aizty acrea. Plain Hill, bounded by 
lani^ of Dr. Thomaa Wordeu.— Vol. ix. p. 393. 



— Jt •— 

Ai PkrmiM£fom : .AptH 6, 174^^ James Beckwitli, of FarmiafUm,'io ton 
jAiBieft.--VoL Tii. p. 904. [AppftieBtly, delay in teoording. j 

June 14, 17^— ' Jamea and Rebeoca Beckwith.for /'98,.tooar fallier 
Jamca Beckwitli, of Tvndnpaa, land boanded bj hta own land. Wit- 
neM : Samuel Be^with. — VoL tU. p. 903. •' 

'- I74II,-— John Beckwitli sold land to John Hart— Vol. vii. p. 318. 

Jnne 17, 1746,— James Beckwith, of Pannington, to son Samuel, as 
his portion of mj estate, all my rights in Norwich. Witness : James 
Beckwith Jr. ; John Hart Done at Parmington.— Record at Norwich. 
: Vol zii. p. 6s. 

May «i 175a.— James Beckwith Jr. to my son James ^ as part of his 
portion, in parish ofSouthlngton, one-half of house where I now liycr • 
&c. Witness : Reynold Beckwith ; ICanrin Beckwith.— Vol. in. p. 506. 

OA. 19, I7SS,— James Beckwith to son Reynold, for m^y considers * 
tions thereto moving, one-half of farm on which I now live, in South 
ington' parish ; one-half of dwelling-honse ; one«half of bam, ftc. ; in 
fee simple. Witness : James Beckwith Jr. ; Hanrin Beckwith. Re- 
corded April 18, 175s.— VoL viii. p. 427. 

Jan. 5. ! 753,— John Beckwith land to Obadiah Andrews.— VoL is. 

Ai Norwich : Dec 5, 175V— Dr. Thomis Worden, for love and affe^on, to 
my son*m-law, JohiTBeckwith, and daughterjane, his wife, being of 
Parmington. land at Plain Hill, Norwich, mtness : Hesekiah Hunt- 
ington ;. Samuel Prench. — VoL sit p. 441. 

Ai Farminriom : Dec aa, 1756,— James Beckwith and Reynold Beckwith 
to Dr. Henry Skilton^ [house and land as in deeds of ONft la, 1752].— 
Vol. a. p. 41a 



Matthbw, second child of James and Sarah, (p. 3), was born 
at Lyme, Aug. 8, 1697 ; married Elisheba Reiner, at New Lon- 
don, Feb. 17, 1 720- 1 ; received a land*|pft from his father April 
35, 1721. [This is1>y way of' explicit correction of all former 
statements in this series of Notes, (specifically, No. 11. p. 3), as 
to the parentage of Matthew ** 4th. *' ] 

It was ss plain, at Blkhom, in 1897' as now, that sinee Hahnah Champion 
was horn Feh. 1 ), 1683-4, it was doubtful if Abijah, bom April as, 17M, was 
her son's son. Submittina this point to the judanient of a record-oAcer of 
ConnedUcnt, assurance was given that such premature fraadmotherhood 
was quite in the order of colonisl life, and, on record-faoe, Abijah*s father 
was Hannah's son. *' Martha," a false reading in birth*reoord. had become 
conventional,— an eternal repetition of one mistake. Mr. Durant seems 
to have been favored with a look at original entries at Lyme, and found in 
three of them sU needful evidence that James and Sarah's second child was 
Matthew " ye 3d. "^ It is not known that Matthew (brother of James) and 
Hannah had children ; but Absalom, a second Daniel, a possible Blisha, 
and Jesse wander pareutless— genealogical babes-in-the-wood. To Icai^ 
where Matthew and Hannah lived after their marriage may lead to a few 
discoveries of genealogical interest to many descendants. 

^ But three Matthews lived at one time. The immigrant ancestor died 
in 1680. His eldest son died before Matthew son of Daniel was bom, and 
thus, in 1721, the von of James was ** Matthew 3d.'* 

' Beckwith Notes : No. j. 



— aj — 

It may serve aomt present convenience to arrange the names, 
in numbered order, of Matthsw Bsckwith and three genera- 
tions of his male descendants as far as these are known : — 

FirsiGemeraium.'^i. Mattiuw. Seamd Gtmeraiuml^- 2. Ifatthew. 
5. John. 4. JoMph. s NathanicL Third Gemeraiion, Sons of Hst- 
fchew (a):— 6. Matthew. 7. John. 8. Jmmea. 9. Jonah. Son of John (3) 
— 10. John. Son of Joaeph (4) : — 11. Capt Joseph. Sons of Nathaniel (5) 
-^ la. Nathaniel, 13. John. 14. Joaeph. Fourth Generaiiot^. Sons of 
Jamea (8) ^ '5. James. 16. Matthew. 17. DanieL 18. Retnold. 19. Sam- 
neL aa John. Sons of Jonah (9) — ai. John, zi, Samuel, aj. Jonah. 
34. George, as. Benjamin, ad. Allen, rf. Philip. a6. William. Sons 
of John (10):— 39. Jonathan. 30. Oliver. 31. Kichard. 3a. John *'Jr.* 
33. Joaeph. 34. Benjamin. Sona of CapL Joaeph (11) :— -35. Joaeph. 
jS. Thomaa. 37. Hesekiah. 38- Elijah. 39. Nathan/ 40. Stephen. Sona 
of Nathaniel (la) :— 41. Job. 4a. Nathaniel. 43. Joaeplv Sons of John 
(13): — 44 SamneL 45. John. 46. NathanieL To these may be added, as 
uodonbCed great-arandsona of Matthsw, thonah their parenta and grand- 
paienta are jet to find :— 47. Abaalom. ' 48. Daniel. 49. Jeaae. 50. Joix 

Jonathan, (29), son of John and Prudence, bom about 1690 ; 
married ist. Feb. 11, 1712-3 at New London, Elizabeth W^ler, 
who died April 11, 1736, and whom Mr. Hempstead mentidned 
as '' my Aunt Hannah Waller's daughter " ; 2d, Mary Warner, 
of Saybrook. (int. pub. Jul}' 8, 1739) ; in 1759 he was no longer 
living. He appears in Notes, ii. pp. 22, 42, as two persons, ss 
to oiie of whom the little to tell was but partly true ss told. 

Jonathan, bapt Maj 14, 1721 ; John, Blisabrth, and Hannah, bapt. Sept 
24, 1721 ; Nathaniel; Nehemiah^ Of second marriage, Pmdence was bom 
ai Ssybrook, April 20^ I740> 

Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Blixabeth, as there is little 
or no doubt, was bom some years earlier than his baptism, but 
a few years later than Mr. Ayres conjectured : married Grace 
Strickland (by Mr. Hempstead) in New London, Nov. 22 1741 ; 
died about 1807 at Newark, N. Y. See No 11. pp. 41-3, for the 
meagre array of known descendants, 

Hiram Williams Bbckwith, of Danville, 111., was a great- 
grandson of Jonathan and Grace; once Mr. Lincoln's special 
law-partner ; .for some years president of the Illinois State His- 
torical Society ; and for long a coUedtor and student of docu- 
ments and other evidence relating to the early occupation and 
permanent settlement of the Illinois and Indiana border region, 
much of which matter he compiled and printed, — s valuable 



atmotJko;tiia history of the- begmniQgr of States; Ht died* at 
Chicago, Dee. 22; 1903. 

6i;iySR, son (probably second) of John- and Pn&denee, pub** 
lished intention of marriage Nov. 7, 1714. His wife, Martha, 
wMMi perhaps, hissecond-consin, youngest daughter of Nathan- 
iel (5) ; but this may be too strenaons guessing. He is said. to. 
have^died in 1754, leaving seven adult childr^n.of whom Lo^w 
and William are here known, and Nathaniel, if his mother was^ 
as not very confidently guessed. Nov. 24, 1733 John Beckwith 
of New I/>9don gave for love of son Oliver of Lyme land and 
mansion. in Stw It^adon. (Vol. x. p; loo.) Inventoiy, estate 
of Oliver Beckfrith of Lyme, June 12, 1759. 

NewLondoa Prouate Record, VoL C, p. no: Dse. 23, 17^— Will of Na- 
tbaaiel Beckwith; of Ijrme : — meaUoaing wife Mutlia ; eon Nethaniel' 
deoeseed, ftnd to the latter't three ions, Job, Nathaniel* Joseph, land in*. 
Moodns and Bast Hsddam ; to son John land In Moodnsand Bast Had- 

: dam lying near consin [nephew] Joseph Beekjrith ; to son Joseph- land 
In- Lyme , beonests to children (named) of danghter Alary HlUer, de- 
ceased ; to childien (not named) of daughter Elisabeth More, dec'd.; 
todaagfater Susannah Wood during her coverture with William. Wood ; 
to heirs of daughter Maitha, deceased ; to graiidson Nathaniel Beck- 
with. 

Thia will, aa a whole and in Its last two clauses, and Mr. Hcmpstead'a 

aaatttioa of Oliver's nunriagt, supply such ground as there may be for the 
hypothetical kinship of husband and wife, ft does not seem likely that 
gnadsoa Nathaaiel of the last daute was one with him earliei^named as 

I 

RiCHARO, son of John and Pmdence, married Hannah Moote, 
as thought in earlier Noras. Hempstead noted publishing^ of 
intention Aug« 4, 1728. It is perhaps merely possible that she 
was daughter qf John Moore and Blizabeth Beckwith (daughter 
of Nathaniel and Biartha). 

BSMJAMIN, (25), son of Jonah and Rebecca, it is quite reason- 
ably supposed, was he who married Patience Bden and whose 
children (p. 12, am/e) were baptized at First church of Lyme. 
The names Allen and Samuel are reminders of Jonah's sons of 
these names. Inventory at Lyme of his estate, probably, July 
II, 1783 (date at page 1 1 a blunder). Nothing ia yet found to 
^warrant belief that he had sons David, Josiah, Silas. Nothipg 
justifies assumption that the eighth child lived an hour alter 
baptiam. * 

Whea one Isila to find in recorda the proof his obje^ uigea^ needs he 
sets about making proof, nearly as strong as record, of such strews, motes. 

Beckwith NoUs: No. S' 



— 25 — 

and shadows of real and seeming evidence as he may tjien and thereafter 
find, and snch ingennities of inference as most amnse or task his mind. — 
The process, whatever the value of its results may be, ii legitimate, ii its 
real chara^r be not hidden. Bad guessing majr, if accident so help and 
prosper it, leadaomebody, if not the guesf«r, to truth. But when a thing 
of motes and of inferences from indifferent guess-work has been found to 
be false, or in no way helpful but nther a hindrsnce, it might be well to 
return it, with t^suks, to itt ingenious contriver. It is plausible guessing 
that never was a public or a family reodrd of Benjamin (son of Jonah Beck- 
with) who h^d sons Josiah, David, and Silas. It no longer helps inquiry 
to suppose that such a family ever existed, — its affairs, too, mixed with 
those of ajater generstion. 

Benjamin, (34). son of John (10) and Prudence, it is not to be 
doabted gravely, was he who married Hannah Pember, at New 
London, June 3. 1732. Nevertheless, May 14, 1732 Mr. Hemp- 
stead wrote in his Diary that William Beckwith and Hannah 
Pember had that day published intention of marriage. It maj^ 
be guessed that two Hannah Pembers became Mrs. Beckwith, 
and that William was son of Jonah. No children of Benjamin 
and Hannah are known with certainty. But, as descendants of 
Josiah are quite sure that his father was named Benjamin ; and 
are as sure that he had a brother of that name ; but are not at 
all assured by any record or tradition of their family that there' 
were such brothers as Da^nd and Silas ; — it will be assumed, 
for present convenience, that Benjamin and Hannah had sons 
Benjamin and Josiah, with much possibility of other children. 
It will be admitted that after marriage they tarrried awhile at 
Lyme. It will be supposed that Benjamin went to Farmington 
or bought land there, and that Sept. 30, 1790 his son and son*s 
wi&,— Josiah and Mehetabel,~were empowered to administer 
his estate. It is suggested that one may write "Josiah " so 
carelessly that another may carelessly read "Jonah," and the 
converse error may occur. (Similarly as to Daniel and David, 
Prances and Francis, Lemuel and Samuel, for instances.) 

David and Silas, by conventional misreading sons of Benja- 
min (25), if really brothers, were certainly of sixth generation 
and, on the face, of things known, were sons of Jonathan, who 
was eldest son of Daniel ^17). (See Notes, ti. 10; iv. 41, 42.) 

Abnbr, son of Philip (27) and wife Abigail Harvey, third in * 
order of five children named in .register of baptisms at Lyme by 
Rev. Jonathan Parsons, Feb. 28, 1743 ; in 1757 a soldier of col- 



r- a6 — 

onial war ; Feb. 28, 1777 enrolled in Martin Kneeland's comp- 
any, Braatus Wolcott'a r^^ent, at New London, (of which he 
waa a corporal) ; numied the widow of Darina Adama ; (her aon 
Darina Jr. bom Nov. i, 1766, and her marriage to Abner may 
have been ten yeara later.) Another Abner, no doubt, married 
Hannah Comatock, of Mpntville, in 1782, and a third, perhapa, 
waa a penaioner in 1832. 
Joel, born Dec. 17, 2778. Irm, born Ana- 19, 17601 Jane, bom Dec 13, 1788. 

' HAavBV :— I. Thomas, died in SomerMtohiie before 1647. a. Thomas, 
bom in 1617 ; al Dorchester in 1636 ; manJed Blisabech Andrews, of Tsun. 
ton ; died si Tsanton in 1651. 3. John, bom about 1647 ; 'm'd Elisabeth 
— • in 1675 ; died si I«jnie, Jsn. 18, 1705 ; wife died nine days esriier. 4. 
THOMAa, bora si Taunton in 1678 ; tsken to New I«ondon in 1689 ; to lorme 
in 1687 ; msrried, Nov. sSi iToSi Abigsil, (b. sb. 1680), dsnahter of Richard 
Smith 2d ; died si North Lyme, Msrch 1735. Widow msrried to Bdwsrd 
Stocker Jr., of Ljme, Dec 25. 1733; died si Bast Hsddsm, Feb. a, 1762.— 
5. Abigail, bora June 13, 1712 ; msrried si Ifyme, Feb. 17, 1732, to Philip 
Beckwith. 

Ira, aon of Abner, bom at Chatham, N. Y., Aug:. I9t 1780; 

married Caty Ann Fuller, (''Elizabeth," wrongly, in No. xii., 

p* 13)1 May 13, 1800. She waa daughter of Michael Fuller and 

.wife Mary Ann Seaaiona ; ahe died Sept. iS, 1859. 

Samanlhs, bora April 27, tSoi ; died Feb. 5, 1875 : nnmsrried. 

Jsae, b. July 26, 1803 ; msrried to Jeremish Vsn Oslrsnd ; d. Sept 27, 1875. 

ICsry, bora Sept 4. 1805. 

Brm, born ICsrch 14, 1809 ; msrried lo Chsrles Ssjlcs. Children :— Msry, 
m'd to Csleb Robinson, (whose son Chsrles msrried Psnnle Wilcox 
ICsrch 14, 1961) ; Ssrsh, m'd to Georae Niles: Ann, m'd to Michael 
Wskemsa, (sons Chsrles, Olin, snd Wsrd, who m'd Grsoe Csrver) : 
Hsnlej Tucker, msrried Uns A Vsn Inwegen. Dec. 15, 1875. 

John A^ — , bora July 10, 1807 ; msrried Mtry Bslis. 

Thomss Tobias, bora July 14. 181 1 ; died, nnmsrried. 

Csly Ann, bora July 24, 1813 ; m'd lo Mr. Sleever, (dsnghter Csly Ann m'd 
to Mr. Vsn De Csrr. 

Abner Irs, bora Msy 7, 1815 ; died Dec. 8, 1874 ; childless. 

Michsel, bora July 2, 1817 ; died, nnmsrried. 

Msiasrel, bora July 5, 1819 ; msmed. sd, lo Mr. See. 

Anrine, bora Ana* 12, 1825 ; died Dec. 3, 1825. 

John A., aon of Ira and Caty Ann. waa bom July 10,1807 ^t 
Chatham : married Mary, daughter of Luther Balis and Patience 
Horton; died Jan. 31, 1898, at Pairville, Wayne Co., N. Y. — 
Mary Balia bom Jan. (July .>) 30, 181 7 ; died July 4, 1880. (Pa- 
tience Horton 'a mother waa named Lewia.) Ira Beckwith may 

Beckwith NoUt: No. 5. 



— 27 — 

I 

have been of aoti-JeffenKmian politics, and, if so, hia son may 
have been of many contemporary boys named for John Adams ; 
bnt nothinif on this point is learned trom John A. 'a children or 
grandchildren. Bliza Balis, Mary's sister, waa wile of liontil- 
lion Beckwith, who, likeliest, was son of Ira's brother Joel. 
William GotdoQ, bora at PairviUc ; manicd Sarah Nye ; diildren :— BUa, 

(m'd to John Freer) ; Bmaia ; ICary, (m'd Jnae jS, 1900 to Wm. Aal) ; 

Gcrtnide, (mV Ana-3it i89> to WalUr Valentiiie) ; Clark, (m'd Miss 

Pryc) ; Geoiae ; Gfmce ; Peari. 
BUiabeth Matilda, m'd to Geoiia M Filkini ; liVea at Newark. N. Y. 
Jamea Maadeville, married Helen Williama ; chUdrea :» Charlea ; Albert ; 

Ira; Ada. 
In, bora Mardi 15, 1849 ; died Sept 18, 1S66. aamarricd. 
John Wealcy, married Jane Haight ; Uvea at Pleaaanton, Calif. ; children : 

Clarence, (m'd Lena Fuller, Dec. as 1895) ; Una, (m'd O&19, i^-m to 

William Sebwccn. ) 
Blisa Jane, waa bora Jnne 17, 1846 ; married to Jacob Snyder ; died Ana. 'i* 

1900; no children. 
MontilUoa. bora in 1847 ; died in 1901 ; nnmarried. 
Thomaa ToMaa, bora Feb. 7, 1849 ; married Mary Hawley, Feb. 16, 1879 ; 

Uvea at Rnthcfford, N. J. ; children ;— George, (m'd Chriatine I<emhey, 

Jnly, 189B) ; David, (died, nnm'd) ; Beaaie ; Mabel ; Bdward ; Bdna ; 

Donald. 
Blla FldeUa, bora Jnne aa. i8s3 ; married to Blon U Yeomaaa. 

Blla Fidsua, daufl^hter of John A. and Mary, waa bom at 
Pairville, June sa, 1853 ; married June sa, XS76 to Blon Leslie 
Yeomans ; died July a3, 190a at Walworth, N. Y. Edna, the 
younger of their two childreu, was bom Sept. 10, 1885 and died 
OA. 16, 1885. Mabel, the elder child, was bora Nov aj, 1877 
at Walworth ; married March i^i 190a to Raleigh Warner Hol- 
den, of Honeoye Palls, who was bora July 7, 1878. Richard 
Yeomans Holden, their son, was bora Dec. 3, 190a. 

Ybomams :— I. Nathanibl. a. Bxjab, b. 06L 1736 ; d. May 24, 1825 ; 
m'd Catharine WooUey (bo. 1733; dL Nov. 11, 1813). 3. Gilbbet, bo. Nov. 
3D, 1775 ; di. Jan. 23, 1849 ; m'd 06L 14, 180a Sarah, (bo. April ai, 1760, died 
May 11, 1848), danahter of Aaa (aon of Richard) Bnlloch and wife Mary. 
4. Thbbom Gilbbbt, bom Jan. 31. 1815 ; died April 16, 1901 ; m'd SepL 38, 
1837 Lydia Ann. (bom May 25, 1816, died April 15, 1900) daaghter of Boyal 
Steama and Annaline Mapea. 5. Elon Lbsub. 

[Baleiah W. Holden, eon of Alexander Martin Hoklen and Eleanor to- 
vina Wamer, finda hia anceatry, more or leaa f nny. thna far, in aizty-aeven 
familea. Hia well-dire^d efforts to eatabliah hia yonnfion'a American 
anceatry, aa completely aa poatible, deserve at leaat thia pasaina mention. 
To his conitesy the foregoinf partial Hat of .\bner Beckwith'adescendanto 
derived from family records, Is owed.] 



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• 

SAIC09L VAi,93f risf«, of Winsted. greit-graadson of M.\Rviir 

and Abigail, (see Norss, i., 44), bora Jan. 2, 1836 ; married in 
, 1856 Jennie A. Scott, of Plainville^ 

Nettie AiaeliA, born Sept 6, i9S7 ; married Dec 13, 1876 to Osbert A., eon 
of WilUem Norton and Rnbj Fbelpt ; children <— Rnby, bom Dec 18, 
1877, (m'd to William GrAnjer, June 27, 1899)' ; Mabel, b. Auff. 37, 1880, 
d. Sept 1, 1881 ; William J., b. Dec 95, i88a, d. Feb. 16, 1883. 

Lottis3cott, bom Jnlj 90. i860 ; married July i8i3 Cora !«., danirbter of Je- 
hiel Bnrr and Maria Shelden ; (Com died in Jan., 1899) ; a child, I,ttht 
M., bora Feb. 16. 1885. 

Bdwia Merton, bom April 8, 1876 ; married Mary J. Stiona in July, 1897. 

SAMtmi*, and wife I^is Wincheil, (Norss. 11., 7) hacl in order 

unknown (except as to the eldest) a son and five daughters. 

I/iia, baptiaed July 9, 1780 ; died in 1781. 

Loia, married toSamnel Oviatt; children.— Moses I«yman, (m'd I,avinia 
Purple) ; Samuel, (m'd I«aum Barle) ; Sarah, (m'd to Thomas Doua- 
laa) ; Hannah, (m'd to Nathan Wilaon) ; Lucretia, (mirriedto Mosei 
Jameai : Madison, went westward. 

Lnrenda, married to John Richards. 

Lydia, married to ■ Hinman. 

Almira, m'd at Goshen to Isaac Pierce Ingrahan^, (son of Isaac and wife 
Raehael Hichos) ; died at Brace ville, Ohio ; children,— Rachael Bme - 
line, (m'd 1. to Norman Stow, and 2, to Benjamin Palmiter) ; Samuel 
Pierce, (m'd 1. i«ydiaStow, and a. AlminStow) ; Isaac Harvey, (m'd 
Mary Hinadale) ; Henry Willis, (m'd Nancy West). 

Samuel, an obJeA of genealogical anxif ty . 

[Thia corre^d atatemeut waa kindly supplied by Mr. RoUin Hinsdale 
Ing raham, until lately of Yonngstovm, Ohio, and now of New York, (a aon 
of the above-named laaac H. and Mary), who is coUedUng Ingraham gene- 
alogical materiaL His addreas, ia| Lsaington Ave., New Yark, N. Y.] 

Lot, son of Harvey and wife Sally Fuller, (s^randson of Dea- 
con Thomas of Burlington -^ Notes, ii., 20), married Mary Ann 
Allyn, and probably lived at Canton, Conn. . 
Oliver Allyn ; wife Sarah ; children.— Oliver Allyn [m'd i. (Caroline Perry 
who had a aon Oliver Rusiaell ; 2. Martha Fuller, whose aon ia Royce 
Bdward] ; Corinne, m'd to Jasper H. Bidwell ; Marian. * 

Samuel J. ' ' . , \ 

Mary Ann, married to Samuel P. Stevens ; a son Frederick Bsckwith horn 
at Canton, and now livea at Detroit. 
Phcsbk, daughter of Harvey and Sally, was married to Sam- 
uel Barber, and a son was named George H. Her brother Har- 
vey Jr., it is told, had four children. 

The few known fadts of birth, marriage, rise to high station, 
and death, relating to families or persons mentioned in earlier 

Beekwiik NoUs: No, 3. 



— 29 — 

numbers, are here shown. A number following name indicates 
a reference to No. i ; that is, it denotes a descendant of Marvim 
Beckwith and Abigail Clark. 



Celeitim, — Mn. IimCluuidter,~(i., 76.) died at Morend, April 11, 1902. 

Cbmrles Mlnnigefode, (bom June ^ 1851), conaecnted Dec. 17, 1909 fouith 
Biiihop off Alabama. He dcacenda from John Beckwith and Chloe Boa- 
worth, [iv., 33], and ia a aon off Thomaa Stanley Beckwith and nephew 
off the late Rt Rev. John Watrna Beckwith, aecond Biahop off Geoivia. 

Bliaa Jane, i9B.— Mrs. W'm Spelman,— died at PlantaviUe, Dec. 4, 1901. 

Harriet, 89,— Mra. Reed Robbtna.— died June 6, 1&15: 

Jane BUen, 993, died in 1843. 

John Nelaon, 394, married Florence Helen Bnrwell, off Hartfford.*- 

Martha Lewia, 136, — Mra. BwelM«ewis, — d. at New Haven Nov. 3, 1903.. 

Mand, 360,^ Mra. George A. I«e Pevre,-— died Feb. 12, 1900. 

Oacar A., 246, died at Prattaville, Aprit a8, 1900. ^ 

Sarah Sophia, 177, died Feb. 14, 1837. 

Snaan, 43,— Mra. John Upeon,— 4ie<l in 1833. 

Thomaa Wealey, (xii., 11), it ia nnderatood, died at Sterling. 111., in 1963. 

NoN-BscKwrrus. 
Alice May Albert, — Mia. Sidney Knight, — (1., 49), died April 1, 1900 ; her 

•on, Sidney Franklin, bom March 3, 1900 ; died Sept 6, 190a 
A child of Mra. Mand Beckwith I«e Fevre, 360, bom Feb. lo^ 190a 
Caroline Cooke,*399, married Jan. 4, 1898 to Rev. Jamea S. Stone. 
Julia Pratt Cooke, 237,— Mra. Wm. H. H. Hotchkin.— bom July 10, 183S. 
Clinton W. Cowlea. 327, married Blixabeth Atwood. 
Minnie Bvelyn Flagg, 480, married Nov, 14, 1900 to Maxwell Sterling. 
Silaa AUred Gri.'^ley, (i.. 56), died at Harwinton, OA. 6, 1900. 
Samuel Knona, 486, haa children, Bleanor Louiae, bom Jan. 18, 1901, and 

Charlea Bgbert, bom Nov. 21, 1903. 
Arthur Henry Middlemaaa, eldeat child off Suaan Comelia Flagg, 384, bora 

Nov. 7, 1881. (Omitted at L, 65. ) 
Alva Clinton Miller, 340, died it Willoughby, Ohio, March 17, 1900. 
Olivia Pardee. 14^11,— Mn. Henry Nilea Bfatthewa,— died April 2, 1900. 
I<aura Root, 66, married Jan. jck 1825 to Jonah AUyn. No children. 
John W. Sherwood, 414, haa child, Ethel Cnrrence. bom Feb. 13, 1900. 
Mary Ann Tnrtcher, 422, married Jan. J900 to Mr. Mc Dowell. 
John Upaon, (i.. 23). died about 1840, or earlier. 1 

Laura l|aria Upacm, 253,— Mra. Bdwin Sherman,— died Dec. 2, 1900. 

Othbm Bbckwith Notbs fkom Hbmpstbad Diary. 

Abmbb, aon off Thomaa off Lyme, (11.. 30), inarried Lueretia, yonngeat off 
Widow Lucy Hania'a five daughtera, O^ 31, 1756. 

Danibl, and Bather Prentiaa,— intention off- marriage publiahed Feb. 15, 
1746-7. [Thia Daniel Beckwith waa probably off fiffth generation, and 
poaaibly a son off Oliver and Martha. Whoever hit parenta, he ia not 
miatakable ffor any one off three other then living Daniel Beckwitha.] 



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BuiASBTB, psrhftpt duffhtcr of JonaUiaa and BUnbeth, and Abcaham 
Xoffui, intentiMi pttbtitli^ Od. 31, 1736 ; married Dec 9b I7i5. 

Blbabbtb, (or BLiUk)» and Thoouui Hania, lat pah. Not. i6| i7|6. 

GaoiOB :— '* I waa at Cooit at the awetiqr-hoaae ia the ffofeaooa 10 hear 
trial of Briatow, a negro maa (bekMciaf to the Rer'd Be^with of 
];^ne) for committing a rape on the body of H a nn a h , a yonng 



woman, m daagfater of -^— . He waa found gniltj and reodTod a 
Mitenoe of death nest day." 

JOKK, and Hannah Biooka, int. pnb. Sunday, Feb. as. i7»-^ 

JOKir, of I^me, and Bethiah Chapman, int. pnb. Jnly 18, 1736. 

JOBif, died Monday, Dec. 5, 1757, aged ninety-two yeaia. He had been 
blind for many yeaia. 

Hannah, wife of George Chappell, (danghter of John Beckwith), bnried 
AfmrJi 5, 1737-8, aged thirty-odd year*. 

Joanm, aon of Nathaniel [8r.], aold oxen in 173a. He aeems to have been 
the aame joaeph at whoae inn at Niantic Mr. Hempatead onoe atopped 
in 1744. CapL Joaeph, too, aeema to have been an inn-keeper. 

Mamy, and William Latlier, pnbUahed intention, Mareh aa, 1730. 

MAnr, daughter of William, [aon of OUver 7], baptiaed Feb. 3, 1744-5. 

TnifyrHY, [poaaibly a aon of OliTer], married Sliia, danghter of Jonathan 
Tinker, Jnne 12, 1758. 

WtLUAM, [probably aon of OttTer,— aee p. 24, an/r], and Hannah Pember 
pdb. int May 14, 1739 ; [but it ia not known that they marrird] ; mar- 
ried IMty Chappell, Feb. 16, 1737-8 ; baptised with aon Jedidiah. Jan'y 
' tit i733-9> William Jn., boni about 17451 baptised Sept 11, 1748. and 
buried Ang. ao. 1751X [Mr. Hempatead would have known and noted, 
moat Hkety. if any of theae fa^ were attributable to William, aon of 
Jonah and Bebecca, of I«ynie.] 

Sept 92, 1711. Thomaa Pember drowned. Body found Sept 99. [Date 

of drowning wrongly given ** Sept 97, 1701 " in Notbb, il, a|.] - 
April 7, 1745. Sacrament in afteraoon to aoldiera for Cape Breton. 
July 7, 1745. Three tranaporta with two hundred aoldiera aaikd, and No^ 

>7i 1745 two tranaporta with one hundred and ftfty aoldiera aailed,— all 

forC^pe Breton. 
June 30^ 1746. General muater of Ave mili:ary eompaniea for expedition 

to Canada, CoL Saltonatall treated eom* any. Spedkatora from Orolon, 

Ston i ngton, and Norwich. 

[Thanka now and always to shrewd old 'Squire Hempatosd for hb Inval* 

nalde Diabv,— and, perhapa, for much that ne might have written therein 

but kindly forebore. lor posterity's sake, to write. The New Umdon His- 

^torical Sodety deser v es a long and broad credit-mark for ita good deed in 

printing that most serviceable private reoord.] 



The compilers are under renewed and ever-renewing obligations to the 
Wiaoonain Stale Hiatorical Sodety, which haa never dishonored their fre- 
quent drafts on the great and yearly-increaaing reaourcea of ita Ubrsry.— 
Thanka are due, too, to other Sodetiea and to many peraona ; but gratitude 
muat not, Jnat now, be suffered to overflow this page. 

Beckwiih Notes : No. 5. 



IKDBX OP NAMES. 



Abner, i%Vt99 
Abner In, 96 
Abttloai, 99»93 
Ada. 97 
Adelia, 5, 11 
Adolphtts AnsM, 14 
Albtft,97 

Allen, 3. Q. 19. 93, 94 
Alodn, 96 



Amelia. 7 

Andrew, t, 19, 13, 91 

Ann, 5 

Annette Haitnuui, 18 

Annie, 11 

Anrine. 96 

Ate, 4f6,9o 

Aea Calverley, 7 

Bbiqamim, I. 9, 3,9, If 

19. 93, 94. as 
Bertha, 11 

Beeaie, 97 

Bnrpee, 11 

'* Camib," 10, II 

Cacherlne, 3, 6, 8, lOb ao 

Catherine Amelia, 11 

Caty Ann, 96 

Celeetia, 99 

Charlea, lOb 11. 15* i7i V 

Charlea liinnigmde, 99 

Charlotte, 5 

Chioman, 90 

Chriatina, 90 

darence, 97 

Clark, 97 

Corinne. 96 

Danibl, 3, 91-9X aSi 99 

Daniel Newcomb, 10 

David. 4, 94. 95. 97 

Donald, 97 

Bdna. 97 

Bdna Blisabeth, 18 

Bdward, 97 

Bdwaid Bverctt, 14, 90 

Bdward Jtfanninir* n • 

Bdwin Merton, 9B 

Eleanor, 11 

Blijah. 93 



BUaha, 4. & » 
EUia, 30 . 
Blin Jane, 97, 99 

miabeth, 3. S-9» S3. 30 
BUabeth Ann, 10 
BUaabeth Bllen, 11 
Blisabeth Katllda, 97 
Blkanah.6 
Blla. 97 
BlU Fidelia, 97 
Bmiljr, 16 
Bmma. 17, 97 
Bnodi, 9 
Bunice, 5 
Bva, 96 
Brerett, 16 
iPLOaBNCB, 16 

j Florence Bliaabeth, 16 
i Florence Goodhne, 13 
jPrancia Marion, 15 
Pianda Marvin, 7 
Pranda Xavier, 7. 14 
Prank, 17 
Prank Milton. 16 
GBOaOB, 3i 5. 9. 14. 16, 

George Chipman, 7 
George Bdward, 16 
George LeBmn, 7, 13, 

16, 18 
Gertmde, 97 

jGraoe, 97 

; Grlawold, 3 

: Handlby, 8, 9, 10, II 

• Hannah, 93, 30 
I Harold Radcliffc, 17 
i Harriet, 90 
; Harvey, 98 
I Hesekiah, 93 
; Hiram Witllama. 93 

• Holmes Chipman, 10 
, Holmes Marvin, 5 

Hopeatead, 9» I9 
: Hopeatill, 8, 9, 19 

' lORLLA. 7 

: IHL 96, 97 

I laabella, 11 
: Jambs, 3, 4. 6. 7. tS. 17 
21-93 



^ aaea Cwmminga, 17 

^ amea Bdward, 10 

, amea Famaworth 7, 15 

, amea MandevUle, 97 

. ane, 8, 96 

, ane Buen, 99 

; cdidiah, ja 

. eaae, 99, 93 

1 ob. 93. 94 

*-l, 96, 97 



ohn, i,3»5.6,8»9kiOk 

ohn A., 96. 97 
ohn Adolphna, 7 
ohn Albeit, 10 
ohn Chipman, 8 

i . ohn Handler, 10 

; , ohn Nelson, 99 
^ ohn Steadman. 9 

I ^ ohn Watnta, 99 
, ohn Wesley, 97 
onah, 3, II, 19, 93 
onathan, 93, 95, 30 

Joseph, 3. 10. II, 93. 94, 



loseph Henry, io» 90 
' Inlia Adelaide, 15 



I losiah. 19, 93, 94 
•nlia, 7 



Ksaft, 90 



II 



t Lalbah, (I^ua?). 

Lavinia, 10 

tavinia lane, 10 
! Lawton Bancroft, 17 

! Loring. 7 
Lot, 98 

Louis ScoU, 98 
Love, 94 
Lnln M.. 96 
Lurenda, 98 
Lnaenia Blisab., 16, 90 
Lydta, 98 ' 
Mabbl, 97 
Mansfield, 11 
Mai^Faret, 8, 96 
Manan, 10, 96 
Martha, 4-^f 10, 99, 94, 99 



Ifattha Z^ewis, 99 
Manria, 92,^99 
Mv^f 3^, IS, 21, 9i. 96, 



Uuj BUiMbcth, 13. 18 
Iftrj liWriaim, 11 
Mtfy Uaeola, 16 
Maxf CMavlA, 10 
Mattbbw, 3. 19, 13 
Mittliew, 3. «• M, ^ ~ 
llMid, 99 
lUjliew, 10, it 
Michifl, 96 
MoaSttUoBi 97 
Natbam. J9 
Nathaniel 3. 9. S4. 30 
'Nehcniah, 4* o^ «3 
NctdeAacSa, 98 
Nicholaa, i, 19. 13 
OuvB Lawubncb, 18 

Oliver Bnaaellt 98 
Onrille. id 
Oacar A., 99 



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PAKTSBinA;9, 19 
Fflticaee, 19 
Paalise, 16 ' * 
PearL 97 
PuMloiic. 3. »b 91 

Phoeoe, 9.19^ » 
Fmdeace, 3, 8» 90, 93 



i<l.^ '.'6 
Reynold, 3. 9i, 99. m 

Kooefi N*, 10 
Sobeft W.. 91 
Sojroe Bdwaid, 98 

Sam, 16 
Sanuuitlia, 96 
Samnel, i, 3-7 i»-44, 



Samoel 1„ 98 
Saainel Valentiiie, 98 
Sarah, 3. s 8, 19, 91 . 
Sarah BUiaheth, 14 




Saiab KiciMiiu, 13 
Saiah Sophia, 99- 

Slepfien, 93*^' 
Soaaa, 99 
SttaanaaB, 94 
Thonaa, 93, 99 
ThooMa Stanley, 90 
Thonaa Tobiaa, 96, 97 
ThonuM Wealey, 99 
Thonaa Worden, 9, to 
Thompeon, 19 
Timotay, 30* 

««^i ... 
Vblka, 7 
WAftmBN, 14,16 
Warren Chwlea, 18 
Warren Wallace, 16 

VnUiam, xs«>3-^^o 
William Gordon, 97 

William Leonidaa, 13, 17 

Worden, 8, 9^ 19 

Zblxoa Cathbunb, 10 

Zemiah, 6 



DKaCSNDAim OF BSCKWITH DAUGHTBRB. 



AyfC8| Stephen B., 93 
Banu^. Amhroac, 9 
Chanea, 9 
BliMbeth,9 . 




Shn, 9. 



lercy, 9 

Thomaa, 9 

Timothy, 9 

Worden, 9 

Chamberlin,— 

Donald Beekwith, 90 
liaacwell Bngene, 90 
CDoke. Caraline, 99 
jnlia Piitt. 99 
.iCary Amelia, i 
Cowiea, Clinton W., 99 
Baton, Albert R., 10 
BUaa Jane, 10 
George W., 10 
Tamea Bdward, 10 
[oaeph H., 10 
inlia B., 10 

Iiavinia, 10 
Maybew Bm'ta'n 10 
Rebecca^o 
lomaaW 



Thomaa Worden, 10 
jEfinnie Bvelyn, 99 



. Soaan OomeUa, 99 
Poraythe. Beadeel, 6 
BUJah Nelaon, 3 
Bliaabeth,6 

iane, 6 . . 
ohn, 6 
f argaret, 6 
Mary, 6 

Nancy Matilda, 3 

Rebecca jnlia, 3 

William. 6 
Harrii, Daniel, .9 

Gnfdon.9 

Martha, 9 

Nath'nl Sfantetv, 9 

PoUy, 9 

Rebecca, 9 

Worden, 9 
Har^ Marvin, 7 
Holden, Richard Y., 97 
Ingrmham,— 

Henry Willis, 96 

Iiaac Harvey. 9B 

Rachael Bmeline 98 

Samnel Pierce, 9tt 
Knona, Charles Bgb., 99- 

Bleanor Lonise, 99 

Mrs. Mary A., 99 

Samnel, 99 



Middlemaas, A. H., 99 
^Uer, Alva CUnton, 99 

Norma Bleanor, 18 

Raymond B., 18 
Mnnmy. Ann, at 

Andrew. 9i 

Bdward, at 

Isaac, 91 

Mary I,avinia, 91 . 

Samnel, at 

Thomas, at 

WilUam,9i 
Norton. Mabel, 9B 

Rnby, 98 

William J., 98 
Orpin. Chriaona, at 

Maigaret, 91 

PeiMlope, 91 

Reb. cca, 91 
Oviatt, Hannah. 98 

Lncretia, 95 

Madison, 98 

Moaea Lyman, 98 

Samnel, 98 

Sarah. 98 
Pardee, Olivia, 99 
Pelton, Geo. Allen,' 13 

Hopestead, 13 

John, 13 
tary. 13 



Bechwith NoUsx No, 5. 



— M — 

ShcSsld, Herbert, i 

Hellie, 11 
Sherwood, Qtiiel C, 19 

Jolu W., >} 
Steevcr, City Ajia, *6 
SCeran*. Pr'd'k B., rt 
TUBUKekoMUhftvtlKdKdedthcnuHMof David rad lohn Bander, 4 
BUplwlet. BliMbeth. KarWn. and lUrUn Glllet 4 ; Bollla Wvadalc lura- 
h4«, iR : Ah, Bf w riw*. Miwbeth. Mulha. Heiy. Ibrrin, and NeheoUah 
I. M-d, 6 i luM Hltlar. 9 : and Miaoc Tnppar. 



PeltML Tkomi*, 13 
SooL lAMum, «9 
Sarlea. Aan, M 

Mule* Tacker, 36 



Ward. «6 

ITeaman*, Bdna 
Mabel 37 



Wits* A^fo HcsBAHOS of Bbckwitiu. 



mUiaaL J7 

Babcock, Lvdla, 
Baker, L.D.ri6 




Porajtbe, Caleb, a 

ixv. WilUam, 6 
Pallar, Catjr Asn, s6 



IdweU, laaper A., jS 

lahop, jcbfel, 10 
BOawMtb, CUoc, 19 
BrecbU, Gttxtc C, it 
Brooke, Hannah, jo 

Bur, dora L.,'iB . 
BttrweU, Fl'r'nce H., r* . 
CUklii«,IohQ.9 
ChBmberUn,B. A. 16, so 
Champloa, Hannah, n 
ChandlcT, ira. 99 
Chapman. Bethlah, jo 
- Cbappcll, Gcoric, jo 

ChaMTficater A., (6, *o 
Chealcy, Knaaell, 10 
Chlpman, Catherine, 8 

KebcCR«,4 
Cbriatic, Jane Ann, t; 
Clark, AtilfaU, A >9 
Cac8*cU> J*Bwa, 8 



Goodi 

Griawold, BUiabeth, 3 
Kaicht, Jane, a6 
Haadley, Mary, [?1 5 
Harrla, Gilbert, 9. 1% 
I.Bcretia,S9 
Kcbecca, 10^ 90 
Thomaa,3a 
Hamy, AMnil, M 
Haaaett, Klnole, 16 
Hawley, Haiy, ij 



Hanan, Abraham, jo 
Hortoo, ICary. 6 

HoacrTAUee, 17 
Unrray. Patrick, m 
HtuKraTC, Maiiafct, 11 
Newcomb, Cath. 6, 9> 19 
Norton, ^ibert A., a8 



Kanbeer, ftlary B., 1 

Ketcbam, lAn , 16 
Lamb, Kcbecca, m 




BlHLBaiberAnn,!- 
Pllklna. Gcotwe K., 1 
Ford, a Alfred. 7 



l>ndry, ValenUne, .. 
Lawrence, BlU data. 18 
Lc Bran, Adelaide, 5, 7, 
■3< iS 
Julie, 6 
W Vtvn, Geoin A.. 19 
Lemkey, ChtiaUnc, r 
I^wia, Geoxe C, 19 
Uneoln, jetue, 16 
Locd, Barnabaa Tnth.. 6 
Lntbcr, William, ja 

Lyon, Hanba, 10 
Hanrin, Miriam, 4, ai 

Sarah, :l» 
_ ratera, Abimham. t-t 
MBrteTa,_;amM B-, lo. 
Martin. Bmlly Ant., 17 
"iller. Adella. 16 
Herman H., 13, iS 



Shefield, Maaon, 11 

Wentwortb. ii 
Snyder, Jacob, tj 
Spelman, William, 19 



Ifaftte,9bi9 

,96 



SsoMcl P., aB 
9trlc|claBd, Grace, 93 

Swaa. HarrietSnna, 16 
Tinkicr, BUabeth,30 
Ttapper, BUM, 5 



-34- 

Upaon. Jillia,99 
Valenoac, Walter, 97 
Van Oatiaad, Jerem., 96 
WaUer^BUabeth. ^ 
Ward, WiUian, 11 
Warner, Ifary.ao 
Wella, Newtoo. 90 
Wbaelcr, Piank, t6 
Wickwire, Lanim, 11 
Wilder, Sebecoi, 14 



?ni]iana, Helen, 97 
Winatow, 8arah. 14 
Wood, miliam, 94 
Woodman, Bdward, 11 
Woffdea, jane, ft, 99 
Yeomana, Blon I,., 97 
— ^--Tninbeth, 3 
. BnnM, It 

, Rebecca,3, 9, 11 

^, Sarah, 3 



Abell, Caleb, 8 
Adama, Dari na, 96 

Bbeneser, 9 

John, 14 
Albert, AUoe May, 99 
Allen, John. 9 
Allvn, Jonah, 99 
AnaenoB, Jamea, 9 
AadieinL BUabeth, 96 

ObiAah,99 
Anthony, iacob» 14 

lira. Deboiah, 14 

Rhavdeigowy, 14 
Atwell ^J ohn, 9 
AtwoodtBUflibeCh, 99 
Avery, Hannah, 13 ' 
Bella, UUher: 96 
BaUentine, Plorenee, 18 
Bamaby, WiUUm, 10 
BametL Bllnbeth, 16 
Beach, I^ndia, 13* 
Belcher. Andrew, 9 
BeaJamin. Obed, 9 
Bentley, C^b O., 4 
Beat, Qiriatopher, 9 

Sichard, 9, 8 
Biahop, , 19 

Icabn,9 

Peter, 9 

Ttmothy, 2 

WilUam, 9 
Blackman, — — , 3 
BUaa, Bben, 91 

Johannah, 91 
Bonme, BarthoUnnew 4 

John, 4 

Thomaa and wife, 4 
Braselton, Martha, 16 
Brechin; Peres, 10 

Wrniam Pitt, 1. 19 
Britt. Martha, 13 
Brown. Darlna, 3 

Bliaha,3 

Blmlra Ann, 90 

Jacob, 3 
Bnckland, Saqinel, 3 



Othbb Nambs Mbmtiokbd. 

Jonathan, Joaeph, 3 
BUia, John, 10 
Femald. . 9 



BnUock, Aaa * Mary 97 

Richard, 97 

Sarah, 97 
Bunce. Mary, 15 
Bnrbridce, John, 3 
Bnrr, Jehiel, 98 
Sutler, Sarmh, 8 
CaldweU, WiUUun, 3- 
Calkina, Ahirmft Irena 9 

Jeremiah, 3 
Campbell. Charlea & 14 

Joaeph B.. 14 
Carnngtoo, Mai^, 8, 91 
Cuire^ Grace, 90 
Chamberlin, N. D., 90 
Chase, Bdward. 16, 90 
Chipman, Hanoley, 4, 8 

John Hnaten, 9 

William Allen. 5, 6 
Clark, Geofve A Mary, 3 

Sarah, J . 
Clereland Benjamin, 3 
Congdon. Praacea, 9 
Conover, Amoa, 3 

Samuel, 3 
Copp, Samuel, 19 
Crane, Silaa. 3 
Crow. John, 15 
Oavidaon, Juhn,3 

Jonathan, 3 
De Wolf, Jehiel, 3 

Nathan, 3 

Simeon, 3 
Deniaoo, Robert, 3 ' 

Samuel, 3 

Willinn|,3 
Diicklnaon anceatry, 15 
Dickaoo, — , 3 



Donglaa, 98 
Durant, Rev« W'm, 99 
fiaglea, John, 3 
Barle, tanra. 96 
Baton, David, 5 
Timothy. 5 
Bdffenon, fciaeph, 8 
Blderkin, Jamea, 3 



Fitch, Benlan|in,'3 
Forsyth, Gilbert, 19 
Forsythe, Jaaon, s 

Timothy, 3 
Boater, CoL William, 3 
Fox, John, 19 
French, Samuel, 99 
FuUer, Michael, 96 

iS 

Gilbert, Amoa, t 

Nathan, 3 ; Noah, 3 
Glllet, Samuel, 4 
Godfrey, David, 3 

Jonitithan, 3 
Goodwin, Bluaheth, 15 
Gorton, laabella, 16, 90 
Granger, William A., 98 
Gravea, Bphrmim, 3 

GerrlsB, 3 

Jonathan, loaeph, 3 
Gray, PartheBra.9 
Gridley, Sihw Alrd, 99 
GriiBn, Samuel, 3 ' 
Gull, Mrs. Anna, 13 
Hamilton, Daniel, 3 

John, Jonathan, 3 
Haaka, Nancy, 17 

Harding, ^,3 

Harlan, Ja'a * ki 



ary, 16 
Harris emigrants, 3 

D*nl«lt 3t >9 

Blisha,9o 

Henry, 19 

iohn, John Bish., 19. 

Mrs. Lucy, 99 
Hart, John, 99 
Hartman, Maria, 17 
Harvey ancestry, 96 
Haasett, M. D., 16 
Haaen, John, 3, 4t » 
Hempatcad, Joahua, — 

Hickox, Rachel, 98 
B€Ckuriik Notes: No.s» 



Hinsdale, Mary a8 
Holden, Alez'r M., rj 

Raletgli Warner, 37 
Holler. HopettiU. 8 
HoftoB, Padence. a6 
HoCchkiii,W H. H.. 99 

Hovey, ,3 

Howe, Lucy, 15 

William J.. 18 
Hunt. Rev. Abr'n P. ao 
HnntJncum, Heaek., la 

Isaac* Rebecca, ai 

J«bea.4 
iBCtmhaiB, laaae. aB 
Jamea, MoaesL aB 
Johtiaoii, David. 3 
Jordan, Jedldiah. 3 
«^aaebeer. Solomon, 17 
Kirliy, Saimh. 14 
Kirtland, Sarah, 6 
Kneeland^ ICartin, a6 
Kniffht, Sidney, so 

Sidney Prankfin, 39 
Munaon, Rdmnnd, 15 

Silaa H.. 15 
Latbrop. .^ 3 

iAwton.' Caroline, 17 
Leard, James, a 



I Mltdbell, Pradence L. 9 
Morton, Cliar.<a, 11 

RIkanah. 6 

John. 6 
Moaer, Benedi^ 17 

Frederick Bdw., 17 
Newoomb, .»jiarew, o 

John. 6 
oaeph.9 
kau>. 6 
Newton, Bleanor, 14 
Nichola, Bbaha, 3 
Nilea, GeoiRe. a6 
Cakes, Miaa; 6 
Oliver. Magdalen. 14 
OnfThteraon, Jamea, 6 
Oxley. Marr A., 13 
Pslmcter, Jonathan, 3 
Palmiter, Benjamin, a6 
Panona, Rev. Jooa., ats 
Peabody, — , 3 
Peck. Benjamin, 3 

Silaa. 3 
Pelham, Bleanor, 14 
Pelton anceatry, 13 
Pepperell. Sir W'm. a 
Persona, Mary, 8, at 



Pbelpa, Ruby. a6 
Le Bmn. Jean-B.. 6, 7, 8 j Phillips, Chloe, 16 
Lee, Phoebe. Thoman, 6 1 Porter ancestry, 16 



l^ester, Mary. 19 

Lewia, , a6 

Lincoln anceatry, 17 

Abraham, aj 

Robert Todd, 16 
Itord, Benjamin (Jr.). 4 

Thomaa,6 
Lydiaid, Tliomaa.6 
Lvon. David A Blix.. 10 1 
Macanley. Mary B., 15 
Mc Dowell, , a9 

Mapca, Annaline, a7 
Marsters, Andrew, 3 
Martin, Brotherton, 3 

Daniel, 17 
Marvin, Jamea, it 

Reynold, 3t 4« 6. ai 

Bather, 6 
Matthenra, Henry N. . 39 
Mcekina, Thomas, 13 

Mehetabel, 15 
Miner. Chriatophet. 3 

Darina, 3 

&fartha,3 

Thomaa. 3 

Syivanus, 3 



I Purple. Lavinia, 28 
I Rand. Caleb. 5 

May hew. jo 
Randall. Ann, 3 

Charlca. 3 
Rathbnm, Amoa. 3 
Reid. Jamea, 3 

Mary, ^ 

Samnel, 3 

William, .3 
Reynolda, Benjamin, 5 

Mrs. Rnth. 5 
Robinson, Caleb. a6 
Rogera, Roland, 3 
Rose. Mary. 13 

Rnbert, , 9 

Rudolph, John, la 
Sallord, Bather, 15 ! 
Schofield. Arthur, 3 

Nathan, 3 
Sessions, BCaiy Ann, a6 
Shelden, Maria, a8 
Shepard. JamM. 1 
Sherman, Andrew, 3 

David. 3 

Bdwin, 39 • 



, Sibley, Hiram, 14 
Skiltoo, Dr. Kefiiyj ^a. 
Smith, AbigaU, 46 

Hiram, 14 

John. 13 

Richard, a6 
Stacey, Sarah, 15 
Steadman, John, 9 

Mrs. Hannah, 9 

Thomaa. 9 
Steama. Lydia Ann, a7 

Royal. a7 
Sterling, Maxwell, 39 
Stevens, Andrew. 15 

Mary. 15 
Stocker, Bdward Jr., a6 
Stone, Rev. Jamea S. 39 
Stow, Almira, aB 

Lydia, a8 

Norman, aB 
Stmthers, Rev. Geo., 6 
Swan, Frederick, 16 
Thrall, Jane Mariah, 17 
Titua, Rev.* Anson, i 
Todd. Mary. 17 

Robert S., 17 
Tracy, Miriam, 4 

Thomaa ^ Mary, 4 
Tupper, Miaa, 6 

.9 

Turner, John, 3 

Sarah, 15 

Van drX^tfr. , a6 

Van Inwegen, Lina A. a6 
Wakrman. Michael, a6 
Waller, Mra. H'nn'h, 33 
Warner, Bleanor L.« V 
Waterman, Robert, 4 

Thomaa, 4 
Waters, Henry F., 4. 19 
Webster, Content, 14 
Weltin. Maria. 17 
West, Nancy. aB 4 
Wickwire, Jedidiah, 3 
Wilcox. Fannie, a6 
Wilson, Nathan. aB. 
WInslow ancestry, 14 
Witter, Samuel, 3 
Wolcott. Brastus, a6 
Woodworth, Benj.. 3 

Joseph. 3 
Woolley, Catherine, rj 
Worden ancestry. 8 

Dr. Thomas, ai 
Veomans ancestry, vj 



• 36- 

It ia Aefunble to bring together, somehow and somewhere, sli 
the<aadtece of the various New England colonial records that 
m of Beckwith relevancy ; all Beckwith family records of the 
now antiqnating post-revolutionary period ; all penMmal know- 
ledge of living men and women ot Beckwith descent ; and all 
that may be known from rosters of military service, official lists 
of civil service, and other sources of casual information. To do 
this work fully may be impra^icable ; but a much longer step 
than has yet been taken in that direction is quite possible,—- 
not by one or two persons intent on fee or fame, but by co-oper* 
ant efforts of many persons who can find some kipsman interest 
in su6h a conspedkus of an old colonial family. It is not here 
known that any printed genealogy of an American family has 
ever brought back to compiler or association the money laid out 
in its preparation and publication. Exceptions to this general 
proposition are usually discernible by a few not obscure signs. 
To do such work as is hcaie undertaken is to be humbly useful, 
content in this small way.to serve the future hour. The past 
did more than it knew for the preset, and the debt may be pay- 
able to the coming time. 

• In brief, it is here wished that the very lew who may see this 
series of NoTBS.and who find in it something of ancestral con- 
cam to themselves would address the compilers, as below, and 
kindly supply such corrediion and addition as each best can do 
from personal knowledge or from wider and better information 
derived from writteu document or authentic printed work. Such 
opportune help has given the work thus far put forth nearly all 
the little value it can have to the world beyond the ^*den *' in 
which it is indexed and printed. Much of this help has been 
•received from Beckwith descendants in lines of daughters of the 
third, fourth, and fifth generations, as may be seen In acknow- 
lodgments at various pages of this series. Such correspondence 
as here asked has shown that hitherto long unknown Beckwiths 
lived in early generations and that genealogy needs some read- 
justment in order that these and their posterity may find their 
rightful places in the slowly-forming order of the long proces- 
sion of Matthxw Beck with 's descendants. 

PrinUd by and for A. C a* £• S: Btekwilh, Elkkorn, mscomin. 



BECKWITH NOTES 



NvMniiR Six 



Copyright, 1^07, by Albert C. ^ Edwmpd S. Befkwitk, 



Printrd mw AXD ro» tmk QouniMW : 
ELKHORN. WISCONSIN ' 



Tbi8 niimber of Notes, be^des coneAinic a hw mitUkct in 
earlier ntinibers and introdnciii^ name imoortaiit ncwIy-ftmBd 
faAs of fceord, may senre to show how in the lirht of anrh later 
information the comoilem now interoret a |Mrt of the contenta 
of those nnmbert. It is believed that moat of the arrangement 
in generations and families rests on snfBcient evidence or una- 
voidable inference. Where there is some shade of nncertaintv it 

• 

is irenerallv indicated. Even at anch o^nt it has seemed well 
to include in the numbered order names ^n aifeAed : (br |m»ba. 
bilitics apoarently warrant such hvnothetical alismments. In 
the present state of BucKwrrn frenealosT it ia uaeful and. moat 
likelv. needful to eueas and to donbt. too. wherever a chain of 
descent is not sufficienti v imyved . Whether they donbt or irnaas 
the compilers do not lose sisrht of their answerableness to every 
patient and intelligent searcher for anr truth of irenealosry. — 
however little «renera1 or particular worth their own work can 
have. The ontv obliflration owed elsewhere ia to deal as fairly 
as may be with information supplied. — neither to suppress nor 
to warp it to suit some earlier preconcention. 

The truth, as to the six earlier generations, had been not a 
little darkened or overlaid bv an attempt to construA a general 
scheme of Matthbw Bvcwwitr's descendants upon much too 
scanty knowledsre of ConnedHcut records, and this. too. without 
making Time a partner in the venture. Such a scheme is not 
to be made bv methods of eminent palaeontoloitists : for more 
than a thigh-bone and a tooth are needful for '* restoring " the 
bony struAure (so to say) of a long-negleAed family teconl. 
No person, though he were a Cuvier. can make a satisfaAory 
genealogy of any familv with no more faAs in hand than are as 
yet gathered for that of the Bbcxwiths. Two thousand or six 
thousand names in eighth and later generations are not enough 
for such a work if not half is known as to the pre-re\'oIutionary 



ii BeckwUh Notes 

geoenttiona. If the strength of a chain is that of its weakest 
link, that is no chain from which an intermediate link is lost. 

The end of the last century owed the coming centuries an in- 
telligently*direcled eilbrt to find and to preserve all written and 
all remembered truth relating to Mattujean descents. That 
duty was not over-well performed, though something more was 
done than to assume a trans-oceanic pedigree, reaching tolerably 
well back toward the lime when the sun hrst rose in Aries, and 
to ** convey ** a noi very sighlly escutcheon and crest. It is 
late, but not too late, to repair in part a century's negledt of its 
own peculiar function. 'I'lieae Nuxks cannot turn the light of 
many candles upon uie history of a not particularly sdf-lumin- 
ous family ; but their small ser\-ice may at one or more points 
be lound real ser\ice in tneir own short day. Their contents 
show mat that thcAr intent if not their perlormance has found 
some liavorable and iieipiui consideration, — without which even 
fewer pages would iiave toia all tlieir little story. Uow long 
tne series will be couiinueu is as uncertain as anything depena- 
ing upon human win anu power. Tne purpose mat hrst moved 
to compilation and pniiiiug is uncliangea, and me design is 
much less than hall wori^eu out. Certainly, Number VI. is not 
valedictory' but, rather, preparatory. 

Non-Beckwim anccbtntrs useu nerein are usually borrowed 
from printed works. — meir bubstaniiai correctness presumed. 
(But Judge Gale dia nut print ** i:,award *' tor Edmnnd^ as at p. 
42.) A few were suppiicu by descenUant-correspondents. That 
of Dorcas Hopkins vp< 4^; was most kindly sent by Mr. Timo- 
thy UoFKiNS. at cobt to himself of much time and pains-taking, 
shortly before the losi» of all his unprinted labors by earthquake 
and hre in 1906. i'ossiDiy, but a line in Notss is left of the 
greater part of material for another such magnifient genealogy 
as that which he had made for the Kelloggs. 

Niyvimber 24^ 190 j. 



BEOKWITH NOTES 

NmcBSR Six. 

The pratcat parpoic it to place in numbered order, is acedy 
MM may be done with certainty or bir probability, the snbatance 
of five printed segments of genealogical chaos ; to correA old 
blunders (at some risk of new ones) ; to dismiss some futilities 
of bad guess-work ; and to add soms useful new matter. The 
latest statement of any matter is to be taken, generally, as an 
intentional correition of the primitive yersion. Neither name 
nor date herein is derived from any earlier-printed Bbckwitr 
genealogy or mythology. But that fiiA does not warrant these 
few pages free from worst of genealogical blundering. 

li.\TTBSW^ bom in England about 1610 ; bought a home-lot 
at Hartford, of William Pratt, in 1645 ; removed abopt 1652 to 
New London and Lyme, — his land lying in both towns, (house 
in Lyme) ; killed by accident, OA. 21, 1680. His estate, from 
inventory made Dec. 13, 16S2, was valued at ^293 los. Blu- 
ABUTR, his widow, was married to Samuel Buckland. and died 
before 1690. 
t. M ATrnaw. 3. Jonif. 4. Josrfh. $, Natrakiel. 6. BLtzAsam. 

7. Mf. Bflbeft Gerard sad 8. ICtb. Bcnjauiia Gnat.— widows ia 16S0. 

— 2 — 

Matthew', bom about 1637 : died at Lyme. June 4, 1727, 
aged 90; (will dated March 19, 1714-5). He went from Guil- 
ford to New London in 1671, and to Lyme in 1676. Married 
1st, Blizabbtm " , perhaps at Guilford, where two sons 

were bom ; 2d, at Lsrme in 1691, Blixabbth' Gbiswold, (Mat- 
thew^), divorced wife of John Rogers and widow of Peter Piatt ; 
3d, Sabar, (named in hia will, — dated March 19, 1714-5). As 
to his first and third wives will as copied runs : '* To Sarah, my 
dearly beloved wife &c. • • • • To my seven children which I 
had by my first wife [naming them and omitting John].** In 
town record of New London, vol. i., p. 7, are three entries of 
birth-date ; namely, for James, Jonah, and Prudence. — each one 
written son or daughter of Matthrw and Euzabbtk. In an 
entry at Saybrook, vol. iv. p. 162, deed dated Jan*y 30, 172S-9. 
Mrs. Sarah Beckwith mentions son Thomas Starkev ; whence 



f Btikwitk N^tes 

it is here inferred that Widow Sarah Starry was third wilt 
of Matthew* Bbckwith. 

9. Matthew, la John. ii. Jamb8« t«. Jonah. 15. Prvdenct, teni 
at New Itondon, Aof. M. 1676; livtiig, March 1715. I4- Blisabbth. 
15. RvTU. 16. Safmh, tioni at Lrme. Dec. 15. 1684. 17. GaiswoLD. 

— 3 — 

Joh?c' was living at New London as late as 1713. when he 

gave to Joseph' (one of his nephews) a deed of "my share and 
proportion of my father Matthew Beck with *s right in third part 
of fonrth division aforesaid. '* Nothing is known of his family 
except that ha had a son. 

tS. JOHX. 

— 4 — 

Joseph* had wife Susakkah. He died abont 1708, and his 

widow was married abont 17 15 to (Capt. Joseph ? ) Way. 
19^ Sabah. to. Joseph. 

— 5 — 

Nathaniel' had wife Martha : lived and died at Lyme. In 

1717 he administered his eldest son's estate. In his will, made 
Dec. 25, 1725, he named his wife, seven children, and a part of 
his grandchildren ; will filed at New London, Jan*y 10. 1725-6. 
{Book C.,pp. I JO ^1/2,) 

ai. Nathaniel. 33. John. 93. Joseph. 24. Marr, (Mrt. Miller), 
dec*d ; chlMreti : Mary, Hannah, Bliiabeth, Noah. John. 25. Blisa- 
abeth. dec*d : married Sept. 25. 1704 to John More, of New London : 
left children. 36. Snitannah, married to William Wood. 27. Mar- 
tha, deceaacd ; left children. 

— 6 — 

Buz.\deth*, was married to John Bats, who died Jan*y 15. 
1718-9, she being then living. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was 
married before Oct. 16SS to John' Bailey. 

BU2ABBTH. by misreading record, haa appeared aa '*aiater Gate '* (pro- 
bably written ** sister bitr.**) The irne readinsr nakea it needleia to fuess 
that her brother Joiix had a daughter Blixabeth, or to donbt tliat her bro- 
ther Matthew's daughter wa<« Mra. Jamea Birchard. This correAion ia 
owed to A'. Enff. Hi si. Grn. Rrf^isief\ Jan'y 1907, in '* Jolin Bailey of Had- 
dam. Conn.** 

— 9 — 

Matthew* (Matthow'^) bom at Giiilford, Apr. 13, 1667 ; mar- 
ried Hakkaii' Champion. (Thomas', Henryi), who appears to 
have been Widow Cogswell, and who was bom Veh. 13, 1683. 



B§ekwiik Nate* 



Matthew is said to have died in 1740. (See No. 29.) There 
were cmldren, perhaps, though proof is wanting. 

** BCatthew Beckwiih ladltr of Lyme. debU dm to tlic estate of Wiatall 
QajBKKm^W dee. |MMeii hie honechold fnmitare to hie wife Henaeh ead hie 
loom end teckle to hie deashter-in-tew Martha Coe*erell." — ^r»ir iMmA 
Record, P'ai. iv. p, 5. [Dete aot oopied, bat aboat 17161] liartha Cose- 
well wee evidently Melthew*e elep-danshter, and he her BU>ther*e eeoond 
hneband, (thonsh the Champion Geaealosy does aot note her Cogewell 
merrimze). Hannah may have beea Matthew's aecond wife. 

— 10 — 
John*. {Matthtu^, bom at Guilford in 1669 ; not named in 
his father's will, and, it may be. was not living in 1715. Of 
wife or children nothing is known here. He may have been 
lost at sea. in battle, or only to poblic records. Whoso counts 
this JOH?v as a link in the long chain of descent from Japheth 
may need much record-search to verify his fourth American an- 
cestor's parentage. 

— IX — 
Jahes*. (Mattheufi)^ bom at Ne^' London. June 1, 1671 ; lived 
at Lyme from 1677, at Norwich from 175a. at Soitthington from 
1744. and died about 1756. He married Feb. iS, 1693 at Lyme. 
S.^RAH*^ Marvi^, (Reynold^ *. Edward', Reynold'), who was 
bom at Lyme in 1673. His father appointed "my well beloved 
son James Beckwith to be sole executor of this my last will and 
testament.** 

9S. JAMEA. 29. Matthew. 30. Ihiniel, born OA. 13, 1699; died 1700. 
jt. Sarah, b. Dec. aj, 1701. 31. Danikl. 33. Rbvxold. 34. Sam- 
uel. .15. Blisabkth. 36. Joiix. 37. Maey. 

— 12 — 
Jonah', (Matihev^), was bom at New London. Dec. 27, 1673 ; 
married wife Rrbkcca. April 26, 1696^ lived at Lyme; died 
before April 1732. Birth records for five children are found at 
Lyme. Other names are found in settlement of Jonah *s estate 
and in recorded deeds, namin^^ *' loving brothtrrs.** 

^. JiiHx. 39. Samuel, bom April 7. 1699. 40. Jonah. 41. Groegr. 
4a. Rebecca, bom Dec. 10, 1704. 43. Bbnjami.v. 44. AUen. 

45. Philip. 46. WillUm. 47- Penelope, merried tley 15, 1740 to 
Josiah Oleott 

— 14 — 

Elizabeth". {AMtkcu^), bom al Lyme. Feb. 4. 1679: mar- 



4 BeekwHk N^Us 

lied March 17. 1696 to Jaxbs Bircha&d, of Norwich (a ton of 
John Birchard, of New London). 

James, h. 1699^ SCatthcir, itu. John. 17^ Dnid, 171& Daaf htcn. 

— 15 — 

Ruth*. (MeUtkev^, bom at Lyme, March 14, 1681 ; married 
March 1700 to Jonathan* Roycb, (J<»^<^^^>>'* Robert^), who 
was bom in Aug. 1678. 
Miiry. b. Nmv. 19. 1701. BliiabeUi. Nor. 7, 170.). Jonathaa, Nov. 1705. 
Ruth, b. Jane 1707 ; m*d to Daniel (Na 3a). Matthew, March 1709. 
John. March 1712. David. March 171). Nehemiah, March 6, 1715 
m*d Abitail Gustin. Deborah, Jan*7 1, i7iS^ 

— 17 — 

Griswold*. (MaUkevfi)^ bom at Lyme about 1691 ; married 
to Bliakim Cooley, of Longmeadow. Mass. 

HHakin. Griswold. Matthew. Joalah. Jonah. Lake. Hesekiah. 
Bliiabeth. Bather. 

— 18 — 

John', ijohn^), bom at New Jxmdon in 1665 ; married about 

1688 Prudence* Manwaring, (Oliver*). He lived from early 

boyhood at Niantic ferry ; became blind about 1727, and thence 

his many deeds of gift and sale were signed with oddly varsrinff 

marks. One or more of these deeds describes " land granted to 

me by the Governor and Company, ** — referring to New London 

Patent of 1704 ; died Dec. 8, 1757. 

4^. Jonathan. 49. Ouvaa. 50. RjcHAan. 51. John. 51. Joseph, 

m'd Mary Pember. OA. 3, 1734 S3- Benjamin, m'd Hannah Fember 

Jnne 3. 1739. 34- Hathshbba. 35. Psudbncs. 56- Hannah, m*d 

tr» Geurse Chappell : died March 1737-B. 

— 19 — 

S.\RAH^ (Joseph^), bom at Lyme, April 14, 1677 ; married 

about 1693 to William' Miner, (ClemenU), who was bom 

Nov. 6, 1670. 

WilHam, bo April S9. 1691. Clement, bo. Feb. la, i695-«. Joaeph, b^. 
Dec. It, 169S. Snuannah. bap. Sept. 17, 1699^ Chriatopher, ba April 
17, 170a Thomas, bo. Jan'y 15. 1709. Sarah, bo. July 26, 1704. Ste- 
phen, ba April 9, 1706. Samuel, ho, July 96, 170^. Annr, bo. May 6 
1710. John. bo. April 13, 1712. Sylvester, bo. June 3, 1714. Bllhu, 
bo. OA. 16. 1716. 

— 20 — 

Jo3EPH^ (Joseph''), born at Lyme, April 15. 1679; appointed 
captain of militia in 1727; died at East Lxnne, Aug. 9. 1741, 



" in his 64th year/' as reads hia haadatone.— Imt a ton a 'Cntter 
and pariah clerk have diaagreed in other iaatanoea. Befeie hia 



death and afterward hia honae waa an inn. aa ia mentioned in 
Hempatead *a Diary. May 18, 1699 ^^ married MaeaiI* Ln, 
(Thomafl^ >), who waa Mart in later reeorda, though an dder 
ha1f«aister waa ao named. She waa married May x6, 1745 to 
Capt. Daniel Sterling. Again widowed, ahe waa married to 
Capt. Riggs, of Derby. She died in 1759. 

57- JosEFB. SB. TnoscAa. 59. Hbskkiah. 6a Mary, bom Aag. so, 
1706: died early. 61. Somnaah. bom May 14. 1708: m*d to Aaioa 
' Tinker ; a dauahter. Mra. Mary Gilbert. 6a. Makt. 63- Lfdia, bom 
Feb. 16. 1719 . a'd April A X7it to Beajaodn Rvatley ; mentioned ia 
her mother's will at Mra. Crnaamaii 64. Bmjar. 65. NATnAM. 
66. X>orothy. bom Sept. 1% 1730 ; m*d to Simon Soritli. of New Z^on- 
don. 67. STErtiBic. 

— tl — 

N.\THAN1BL^ (Xatkaniei^, bom May a8. 1679 ; died at Beat 

Hadrlam, March 17. 1717-8; eatate adminiatered by hia fiither. 

Jan*y 30, 1703-4 he married Sarah* Brockway. (WoUtoni.) 

who was bom Sept. 23. 1679. 

66. JciB. 69. Nathaxikl. 70. JsarsnA. 7r. Saras. 7a Jootra. 
73. Patience. 

— 22 — 

JoHx\ {.VafMamiet^, lived at Lyme; married MsRBTABni.* 
CiiAPPRLL. (Georgci'i). Will dated July u, 1740. 

74. JoBX. 75. Natbaxibl. 76. Samuel, (wife named Sarah? T. itiT* 
r7. KuxAaaTH. 7^. Martha. 

— «S — 
Joseph', {NatkaniiP), inherited two-thirda of hia ftther*a ca- 
tatt in Ljnne. whereon he lived and died. Hia will, (New Lon* 
don. Book £., pp. l^f^i), made March 10, X745-6 snd filed May 
10, 1746, named wife Elxzabbth and aix children, of whom at 
that time three sons were minora. 

79. Daxibl. 80. BUaaheth. 8f. Banice. 8a. KathaaicL 85, AaA 
84. Joaeph. 

— 28 — 

jAMEa«, C/tfMfi^, Matikeu^), waa hom at Lyme, May i, 1695 : 
went to Farmington (Sonthington) about 1731 ; to Briatol about 
1756 ; died at Briatol. OA. 2, 1794, in hia looth year. He mar- 
ried lat, Mrs.C?) Rebecca Laxb, Odt. 15. 1717 ; ahe died, aa it 
is thought, in 1743 ; ad. Mra. Hannah Bamea, Jan*y 19. 1749; 



6 Beekwiik Notes 

•lie died Aug. 17, 1758; 3d, Mrs. Mary How, Aug. 38, 1760; 

who died March 16, 1767 ; 4th, Mrs. Abigail (Clark) Brownaon- 

Roberta-Sperry, Feb. 14, 1769 : ahe died Nov. a, 1798. 

SS 8anh. b. March 90, 1799. 86. jAxaa. 87. Rebecca, b. Jan'y 90, 1799 ; 
l»r*bty iB*d to Btiiihm Cowlei. of Ken^inaton, Dec 99, 1763. 88. Sam- 
vcl« b. Sept. 10, 1739 ; d. Nov. 11. 1739. 89. Haldab. b. Dec. 97, 1734. 

90. Mary, b. April 18, 1738 ; iii*d to Nathaniel Norvill. June 99. 1761. 

91. Silence Lamb, b. July 93, 1743 ; m'd tu Blijah Wilcox. Mar. 6, 1765. 

— 29 — 

Matthew*, {/amvs^, A/atfAeu^), Ixirn at Lyme, Aug. 8, 1697 ; 
married Feb. 17. 1721 Elishbba Reiner, Uoaiah, of New Lon- 
don). From one early miareading of birth record, which had 
become conventional with cop>*iat8 hia name waa made Martha, 
to whom an anachroniatic husband was given. Rev. William 
Durant found and read corre<flly the records of birth, marriage, 
and a deed of gift to ** Matthew ye 3d, son of Jeames Beck- 
with.'* Probabl}' not he who died in 1740. 

99. Abijah. 9.V Ellsheba. 91. I/^i^, b. July 1. 1795; m'd John Hant- 
ley. Dec. 13. 1747- 95- Deidamia, b. Nov. .v 1738; m'd in I74.V4 to 
Joseph Kogers. 96. Er.viCR. 97. Sarah, b. .\pril 29, 1737- 

— 32 — 

Daniel*. {Jamr**, AfattAew^h bom at Lyme, OA. 26, 1704; 
flieil later than 1757. — possibly in Maasachuaetta or Vermont. 
In 1728 he married Kirii* Rick, (Kovce). (Jonathan* ^ Rob- 
ert*), who was bom June 1707 ; died June 30, 1757. 
98. JuNATiiA.v. 9^. IMNIKI.. loo. S>.imurl. b. March 19, I7A3-4- tot. 

Mdtt:ie\r. bom Jane 9S. 1736. X02. Rj:.i b. Ocl. 6, 1737. 103. Lydia, 

b. Jan'y 15. r7l9-4o. 

— 33 — 

Reynold*, (Jame^, Mattkraf^), was born Feb. 15. 1706-7 at 
L3*me : in 1734 went to Noni*ich ; 1741 to Bolton ; about 1752 
to Southington ; in 1756 to Wallingford (Meriden); died Dec. 
27. 1796. He married ist, April 4. 1732. at Lyme, Martha* 
Marvin. (Reynold-*^ * ^ Edward^ Reynold*), who waa born at 
Lyme. April 3, 17 10; died at Bolton, July 26, 1742. He mar- 
ried 2d, March 3. 1743, Dorothy Sawyer, of Hebron, who 
died at Meriden, June 26, 1790. 

104. Maacv. 105. Silas. 106. MAaviN. 107. Reynold, b. Jaly 3, 
X749 ; d. July 27, 1749. 108. Httldah, b. June 16, 1744 ; m'd to Samnrl 
Merriam. at Meriden. May 10, 1770. 109. Rkvnold. 110. Martha, 
b. at Bolton. March 3. 1751 : died at Sonthin^on. May 25, 1782. 



Bidtwitk N0US 7 

—54 — 
Samubl^. {Jame^, Mattheu^, bora at Lyme, ICay 14. 1709 ; 
irent to Norwich in 1751 ; to Corawallls, N. S., in 1761 ; died 
there in 1780. A cnptAin of Nova Sootian militia. He omt- 
ried at Lyme, Feb. i, 1738-9. Miriam* MAmvnv, (R^noW^*, 
Edward', Reynold^), who was born March 17 19-10. She was 
living in 1780. 

III. Mary, iir Saxxtsl. 115. Busba. 114. MAavHA. 115. Asa. 
it6. David. 117. NBHBXtAR. 

— 35 — 

Elizabeth^. {JowuA Maifknt^, born at Ljrme, Jnly t j, 1713 ; 

married at Southington, Jan. )i, i738to Josbph* AifDRBwajB.. 

Joseph', Daniel*. John^). of New BriUin. who was bora April 

18. 1709. EuzABBTH died May 10, 1755. 

liAiiiiAh. born March 93. 174a ObftdUh. born May 4, 1741. SBrah, b«^. 

March iS, 1743. Lemuel, bom April 9. 1747. Bliiabeth, bom April 9. 

1719. Suaannah, bapt Feb. 94. 1750 (?). 

-36- 

JoKX*. {Jamc^, Jlfafikeu^), was bora at Lyme. OA. 10. 1713 ; 
married at Norwich. April so, 1737. Jaxb» Wordbx. (Thomas*. 
Samuel*. Peter' >). who was bora about 1722 at Stonington. — 
They lived at Norwich. Southington, and. from 1760. at Cora- 
wallift, Nova Scotia, where he died April 18, 1810. 

118. John. 119 lIoPBSTitu 13a Buxabbtb. lat. Worbbb. 

— 37 — 

Makv*. i/ame^. Matthcu^, born at Lyme* Jan *y 25, 1715-6; 

married at Southington, Nov. 4. 1742, to EBB:n»BR« Andrews 

(Joseph'. Daniel', John^), of New Britain, who was bora OA. 27 

1718. 

Reuben, bom Nov. 16 1743. Jodah. March 19, 1746. laaac, Jaa*y||Bb 174a 

Ebeneser. May 8. 1750. Levi. July 5. I7S3 Maiy, Ifarch a«, 1756. 

Simeon. July 8, 1758. Anne. Jan*y S, 1764. 

- 3«- 
JOHN*. {Jonak^, Matikeu^. was bora at L^'me, Feb. 11, 1697: 
married July 7. 1724 Sarah Andbrsou (probably). Johh 's es- 
tate was administered in 1750 by his widow, and' her own the 
next year by Bbkjamin, his brother. Neither the date of Johk's 
death nor the number of his children is exadUy kpown from 
record. Rev. Jonathan Parsons baptized Nos, 125-129. Rev. 



Stephen Jobosoii baptized Noe. 130- 132, end hit record em m 

to their permtt. 
Its. MASOAasT. 123. Safmh, born i7>4 : n'd to jAcob Goodtell. 114. 
Saxubl. 115. Anderson, bom Sept. 99, 175a. I3(. Lokaxa. it;. 
Hannah, bom Haj 1, 17^; died Ang. 31. 174a. laS. Cala(?>, bom 
OA. 13, 1745. iiQ. Lydia, bora Feb. 7. 174! (130. Phcebe bora 

Jan'y jB» 1730* 131* John, bora July 3. 173a. 139. Bnniee, bora Anf . 
91, 1736 ; m'd to John Daniels. These three may have been children 
of John« (John*. NathanieP).] 

— 40—^ 

JoxAiH. {/omak^, JlfaMeufi), bom at Lyme. Feb. 11, 170X : a 
clergyman ; lived in 1740 at Saybrook. where a daughter'a 
birth it recorded. 

133. Penelope. 

— 41 — 

GnonGB*. {/<fMak\ MMkeu^. bom at Lyme, April a8, 1703; 

was graduated from Yale in 1728 ; ordained as a Congregational 
clergyman in 17^0: mirried about that year Sarah Brown, (a 
daughter of Nathaniel, of Middletown) : served as regimental 
chaplain for a fc«r w^ek^ in eich of the jrears 1755 <^nd 1758 ; a 
member of Vile CMIe^e corporation from 1763 to 1777; lived 
and prcache<l mist of his life at Lyme ; died there Dec. as. 
X793. Saeah was bom at Middletown, March 14, 1708-9, and 
died at Lyme, June 3, 1796. 

134. Barullal 135. Nathaniel Brown, a student at Yale ; a teacher of 
grammat -school at Utehfield in 1771 and later ; believed to have been 
killed in Revolntioasry service. 136. GnoRGB. 137. Barach. frad- 
nated from Yale, Sept 9, 177S and. as told, died sis days later. 

—43 — 
Bksijaxi:!^, {/onak\ Afjtikeuf^, was bora at Lyme later than 

1704; married PATis>ycB BoBV, OA. si, 1731. An inventory 

ordere^i July 11, 1783 of estate of Benjamin Beckwith of Ljrme 

is rather UkelieU to relate to the son of Jonah. An alternative 

namesake was No. 53, son of John and Pmdence. 

138. Patience, Sept 9S, 1734. 139. Thompson, Dec 13. 1734. t4a At' 

LMS, 141. BKifjAMm. 149. Samncl, Jnne 99, 1740. 143. Aicorsw. 

144. Patience, Auf . 11, 1745. 145. Not named in record, but may have 

been JostAfi. 14^ Nicbolas. [Dates are of baptism.] 

— 45 — 
Priup*. (/anah\ AfjLiikcui\ born>t Lyme: mirried Feb. 17. 

1731. at Lyme, AniGAit* Harvet, (Thomas^. John*. Thomas* >) 



BickwUh /Mes 9 

wbo WIS bora at North Lyme, June 13, 1711. Prxlxf died in^ 
fuilitmry aenrice June 19, 1758. 
147. AHigail, (Mrs. Coraey). 14S. Joaathan. 149. Aansa. 15a. Phil- 
ip, sol IMaf in 175S (?). 151. GaoacB. iss. Tbomas. tas- Deb- 
orah, aurricd to TttBtRaytt(?i. 154. Z>orcu. 

-46- 
Wix^LiAid. (JoMoJ^, AfaMm^, of Lsnne, made hia will April 
16, 1767, (presented at New London, Nov. j6, 1770), naming 
wife Sarah and aon Vinton aa executors. (Hia children were 
precisely thoae given in 1897 ^'^^ Hamburg aa the fimdly of 
Thomas^. (Joaeph**), and wife Sarah Lewia.) 
i&S- Mary, bom )aa> 33, 17S6-7 ; married Dec. 5, 1744 to Thomsft, ms of 
Richard and Lacy Harris ; died ia or before 1767. 156. Aarraa. 137- 
ViXTON. 153. Sarah, (Mrs. Peck), born May S, 1737. 139- DaaoaAN. 

-48- 
JoxATHAN^, {/okt^ *), waa born at New London about 1689 ; 
lived at New Loudon, Lyme, and Saybrook ; died in 1759. He 
married ist. Elizabeth' Waxxer, (Samuel*. William^), in 1712. 
She waa a granddaughter of Robert Hempstead and gr. -grand- 
daughter of Reynold^ Marvin. Jo.\*athan married ad, Mary, 
Warnf.r. at Saybrook, — intention published July 8, 1739. 
16a Jonathan. t6i. John. 169. Blisabcth. ni*d Dec 9. 1736 to Abra- 
ham Monran. 16.1. Hannah. 164. Nathaniel. 1^ Nehemiah. (a 
phyniciau. of Norwich ? ) 166. Pmdence. bora April so, 1740 at Say- 
brotik. Nos. 161 -16.) baptised at New Lfwdon, Sept. 34. 1731. 

• —49 — 

OLlvER^ (Johf^ *). bom at New London about 1691 ; hia first 
wife was named Martha, (intention publiahed Nov. 7, 1714). 

His will was made at Lyme. Dec!. 26, 1758, and proved May 17. 

1759 at New London,— naming therein his wife Euzabeth and 

nine children. 
167. Absalom. 16S. Wiluax. 169. Jbssb 1701 Martha, aurried 
to Gideon Watroaa. 171. Mart. 17a. Lncretia. (Mra. Miner).— 
173. Lore. (Mra. Beebe). 174. Ichabod. 175. Oliver. 

— 50 — 
Richard*. (/cAa' *), bom at New London . married Hannah 
Moore, (intention published Aug. 4, 1728); six children bap- 
tised at Third Church of L3rme, Sept. 20, 1741 ; '(other children 
may have been bom later) ; he died later than 1759. 

X76. ANDBBW. 177. ABEL, 178. ELXZABKTB. I79. REaBOCA. 

ifio. Haxkar. iSi Bnnicc 



—51 — 
JoRX^. (/flAif> *). ]>erhaps born a little earlier than 1700 ; mar- 
ried (probabl}*) Hannah Brooks, (daughter of Henry), May 
24, i7a«: died in 1753. 

103. JORX. 183. BUSBA. 

— 54 — 

Batkshbba*. (Jah9i^% married Oct. 4, 1716, to Nathaiobl 

Dakieis. 

Mercsr. born July 3. 1717* Rachael. Feb. 14, 1719-90. Rttth. April 9, 
1792. Sarah. April 16. 1724. Daridt^March 4. 1799-30. BathahclM, 
Jaa*j It. 173.V4- Nathaa. Jan'j la t735-<>. Pater. April 93. 173!. 
Stephea, June 19, 1743* 

— 55 — 

Pritdrnce^. (Johti^ *), married at New London, July 24. 1717 

to Roger Dart. . 

LacT. bom May 10. 1792. Aan. Mar 31. 1724 Rofer, July 14. 1796. 
Richard. Dec. 20. 172?. William, Dec. 12. 1750. Prhdence, Dec. 5. 
1732 Hannah. July 25. 17.^ Margaret. March 1, 1737. Solo- 
mon. April 10, 1739. 

-56 — 

Hannah^. (Mw» ^, married Nov. 5, t 7 18 to George* Crap- 
pell, (George' >) : had five children ; she was buried at New 
London, March 5. 1737-8. 

Oeorge. horn Dec. ;. 1722. Waller. 173J. Patience. 

— 57 — 

JosEPH^i \ Joseph^ -), was born at Lj-me, June 4. 1700 ; married 

Esther Smith : died Aug. 6. 1783 : (wife died Dec. 4. 1777) : 
children, as named in his will : — 
1S4. Phikeas. \%^ Bather, widow of John Robbtna. 186. Phcebe, 
wife of Nathan Robbina. 187^ Bliiabeth. 188. Zexas. 

-58- 
Thom.\s«, (Joseph^ »), born at Lyme, July x, 1702 ; died Nov. 
T770. He married Sarah Lewis. Nov. 16. 1725 ; she died Aug. 
20, 1786, in her 83d year. Children as yet not known. 

189. Trom.\s? 

— 59 — 

Hezekiah*. (Joseph^ ^), bom at Lyme. Feb. 5. 1704; married 

Lydia Gilbert : was living in 1785 : known children ; — 

190. Blish.v 191. SvLv.%Nrs. 192. Nathan. 193. Aan. 

— 62 — 

Mar\-*. {Jo^eph^^), born at Lyme. April 3. 1710; was married 



MukwHk van XI 

April lo. 173s to Matthbw* M4&Tiir, (Salmiel^ Iteyllold«^ 
Edward^ Reynold^), who was bom Nov. 7. 1706 ; hnslMiid and 
wife died of smaU pox Dec. 15, 1760. 
Sefh. born Joly la. 171s ; killed abt 177S, ie Wjrmaiaa valley. Benice, 
Dec. s. 1735 ; m'd to WllUeai Nofe*. BHnbcth, Nor. 13, 1757 ; m'd 
to Rev. Sylraaes Gritwold. ICary. m*d to Semvel Griswold. Mat- 
thew, Jelj 9, 174a ; fli*il BIWbctii Dtaisiig. Banu Jaly 15. S744 ; m'd 
SuMuiiMh Peck. Ahifeil, oi'd to WiUiaa Merabfteld Pnraoea. Rho- 
da. tn'd to Thomas Lee. Joaeph. died yoevf . 

^64- 

EujAK^. {Josiph^^ bom at Lrme, Dec. 15. 1713; married 
Ltdia^ Sxitr. (Samuel*, Nehemiah* i), of Xew I/mdoo. Ltd- 
lA was married ad. to Elishs ^filler, and bad ftye childien ; 3d. 
to Noah tMter. 

f^ BujAir 199. PoffffT. flMrricd ■■■ Chapmaw. 

[Lti»ia*s clu]<1ren of bcr mamafre to Sliaka MOler vera : AflMae. 
Am, Jef etniab, EUihe. aad J'^rcpli.] 

Nathan^. (./m^")« waa bomat Ly:uc. Feb. is. 1717-8 ; hi» 
will, dated at Lyme, Nor. S7t i745f presented Ir probate Jan V 
*i« 1745-6, named wiic Mary and a child, and made some pro- 
Tiaion for Mrs. Lydia Crosaman, his sister. 

tea Merv 

^ -66- 

Dorothy*, yfof^epk^^^ bom at Lyme. Sept. 19, i7eo; mar- 
ried to SiMosf^ Smith, (Samnel*. Xehemiah' >), of New London, 
who waa bom about 171a, died May is 1760; DoRpmT died 
OA. IS, 1787. 

Fieaerved. bora aboet 1743. Simoa. Po«1. Xatbea. SUsabetb. 
Rtcphca. Joaeph. BUisb. Deniel. 

-67- 

SnraRSc*, (/mis^ *). bom at Lyme. March 6, i7sa-3 ; mar- 
ried ist, jRRimRA Watroi», Dec. 16. 1742 ; she died ICay t6, 
1746, aged s6 years. He married ad. May 27, 1747, Hahiiab* 
Nbwton. (Israel*. Jamesi, of Kin^rston. R. I.), bora Jnne ^A^ 
1711 and died at Colchester, Feb. 19. 1764. 

ro; Crruft. born O^ 18. 1743 ; (Ured et Suaaes. N. J. ^ ? 198. Kanaah, 
Mrn Aus- n. 17S3 

Jon«. {Sntkaniet^% was bom st Hast Haddam. May t2. 1703 : 
I'hsplir.ed Nov. 23. 1711); married Mary Bioos. Jan'y 24, 1727: 



ft Btekwitk Notes 



died Dee. 15, 17S0. Maet died at Millingtoa, Jan'y 25, 1795, 

aged nloety-tfio yean, eleven oioBtlia. 

199^ NATBAif. too. Job. aoi. Wiluam. «•. liny, bora Aaf. 6, 

^TM- *0!S* 8>nlif bora May ij, 173S: so|. n$.. BUnbetb and Bna, 

bora Mey lOb 1738. The last foer, with their molhcr, were b opt i a ed at 

Kadljau, Jaii'y j6b i74«-7. 

-69- 

Katha!cibl^. {Natkanid^^, was born at East Haddam, Jaa'y 
^t '707; (baptised Not. 15. 171 1) ; married Abigail HusfTLav. 
April II, 1718; he died March 13. 1793. Bast Haddam record 
of their children ends with birth oTBethnel in 174 1. But, five 
other children have been assigned to this family. Of these 
three were Jabes, Niles, and a second Rachael, — possibly child- 
ren of another wife and, not impossibly, of another father. 
loS. Hatraxik.. 107. Abigail, bora Nov. is, 1730. mS. Lacy. May 
5. 173a. 109. Raehael, May S4i 1734. tia Busha. an. Mastin, 
Feb. 10. t737-S, ais. Baoiee, Feb. 9, i739-4a 113. Bethael, Dec. aa, 
1741. [314. JABBX. ais. NiLBS. ai6. Racbabl.] ? 

— 70— 

JSRUSHA*. {Naihaniil^ *), vras bom at Bast Haddam, Jnne 10, 
1709; baptised Kov. 15. 1711 ; married April as, 1728 to Tho- 
mas Pkatt, of Saybrook. 

An4ivw. bora Feb. 11, if^ aioieoo, Jvae m, 17.111. Lacy, April %^ 
1734. Thomas, i7#a Beaajah, 1741. Jeaae, 1731. Lydia. BUaabetb. 

— 71 — 

Sabar^, (Natkaniel*^), bom at Bast Haddam, Aug. 3, (or 15) 

1712 ; married at Middle Haddam to Bprbatm* Pvllsb, (Shn- 

bael^ John*. Samnel*. Bdwaro*), who was bom In 171 1 and his 

estate distributed March 6, 1779. 

Saaaaoah, bapt July 10, r743 : ™*d to Lemael Willey. Aaa. bora JaW 

>3t 1743 : n'<i to Beaaj:.:*. Willey. Sybil. Jane 7, 1748 : ai*d to Bdw'd 

IMcktoB. Bphiaim. l^c. 97, 1733 ; ai*<l Mary Braiaerd. Sarah, Bi'd 

to Joha Barker. Lea;;. m*d to Jamea Shaw, (huer of Wilbraham). 

— 72 — 

Josara^, (Nathaniel^ ^), bora at Ea<it Haddam, Dec. 11, 1715; 
married 1st. Sarah^ Williv, (John^^), OA. 9. 1737 : she died 
Auic. 3. 1750; he married ad. Widow Mary Scotbl. of East 
Haddam, March 3, 1751. Deacon Joseph died Feb. 2a, 1809. 
Mary was bom about 1712 ; baptized at Hadlyme. April 10, 
1748; died St Hardwick. Mass., April 2, 1812. 



BtekvBitk NoUs ij 

ai7. JOMBPB. ai8u SsrAh, botn May fl6» 1749 \ o'^ ^ Kathtti Feck, of 
North Lyne. ai^r aao. Prvdencc, PbUcbgc, (Mn. Woo4), boni at 
Hadlymc, March 16, 17411 (?) aai. AaA. aaa. Dobca& asj. BlUott, 
bornf?) J«lj 6. 1799 ; waa a phyaidaa at Hardwick. aai. BpasAix. 
aas. Cbauncbv. 

— 73 — 

Patxbkcs*. (iVSfMtfjiiif/> S), baptized tt Bast Haddam. Jmic i, 

1718, * daughter of Widow Sarah Beckwith " ; married Feb'y 
>• 1739-40 to Absl* Willby. (Isaac*, John*, Isaac^). who was 
bom at Lyme, Aug. 28, 1709. 
Abel, bapc |aa*jr a6. 174S-6 ; m'd Mercy Fowler. X^a, bapt. Jaa*y a6w 

1745-^ Anna, bapt Jaa'y 16, I745-& Seth, bapt Jnne 7, 1747. Bray. 

bapt. O^ 14, 1750. Hannah, bapt Jnly ft, 17J3. 

— 74—' 

JOHN«, (/^n*. NaikanieP), All that is known of Joakica^ 
Lbs (Jo^n'* Thomas* i) is that ahe was bom at Ljrme, April s8, 
1715 ; was married to JoM:r Bbckwitr, of L3mie ; and had fonr 
children. Of the four Johns known in the fourth generation 
only No. 74 could have married Joanka. John*, No. 161, son 
of Jonathan, was about her age but probably did not marr}* her. 
From sundry records it appears : — 

1. That BUaabeth* (Betkwith) Batea had land from her father, and that 
her land lay neat her brother Nathaniera. 

a. That John Batea ontlived BUaabeth* Beckwith, hi* lat wife, and waa 
ottUived by hia ad wife Widow BUaabeth (Smith) Lee, Ioakna's aMther. 

3. That after John Batca'a death Widow Lee-Batea held from him a pan 
of hta firat wife'a real-catate. 

4. That in 1739 John Lee Jr. retnmed this land to the Beckwith family. 
A relationship of brother-in-law may have disposed John Lee 

Jr. to this sA of restitution. JOA:fXA'8 children may have in- 
cluded another John, useful for solution of Beckwith pussies, — 
of which are yet enough for much genealogical perplexity. 

-75— 
NATHANIBL^ (/oAii*, Naikamid*), married Oct. 26, 1738 Jakb 

Brockwav, Qohn, of Lyme), who was bora Feb. 6. 1717-8. 
ta6. JANB. 927. Mcheubel, m*d to joaepb Beckwith (Ko. &|? ). 
aaS. Rhoda, m*d March 17, 1763 to Scmnel Brooka. 299, SAMtrBL. 

- 77 — 
Elizabeth*, (Jokn^, NathanieP)^ was married Nov. 28, 173S 
to Elijah^ Smith, (Benjamin^ Francis** Richard-. John^). 
Amoa. bom March 28. 1744. EUaha. Jtitr 6. i*%k. Molly. July 4, 1747. 



14 Bedtwiik^naii 

Baoch. 1754. JisoD, April 7, 1760. Andrew, m'a BsUier (or Hester) 
BcckfHtli, (daofhter of AtlcB, No. 140? ). 

—n— 

Danibl^, (/0sep9^, ATatkaniefi), bom at Lsrme, between 1710 
Asd 1720, perhaps; in 1740 married Mikiam Sxitb, (pasmta 
yet to find) ; named in his fiither*s will (1746) as execntor ; died 
later than 1762. His widow went about 1781 with her eldest 
son to Marlow, in lower New Hampshire, where she died March 
17, 1809, aged 88 3rear8. 

S5B. Blbasak. S31 Rvel, bora Dec. *t3. 1742- tj*- Masv. »x^ Blii- 
beth, wife of Richard Lsmoherc, believed st Mariow to beloof here. 
^34. Amos. 9^5- Trrvs. ajSu Isa. 937. Amon. 

-83- 
. Asa*, {/oupk^ *), was bom at Lyme ; the fifth of six children 
of whom, at the time of his father's death. (1746). three sons 
were minors. In 1783 he went to ClsTerack, N. Y. ; in 1786 to 
Rome : 1787 a few miles up the Mohawk, be tw een Westemville 
and North Western ; died about 1805. 
ssS. Asa. 239. Woleott. 9|a Rbubbn. 941. Lbxubl. 

— 86— 

JAMCS% (James* *, Matihat^), bom at Lyme, April i, 1725 ; 

died at Bristol, April 25, 1804. Married at Southinfj^ton. May 

28, 1752, Lydia Hitchcock, (daughter of Nathaniel), who was 

bom Dec. 7. 1730. and died at Goshen, March 20, 1819. 

* 949. Sawrl. 913. Lydift, born Jaii*y 19, 1756 : in*d to I^eri Woodniff ; 

died OA. 13, 1800. 944- Locr, April 96. 1738 ; m'd to 8e1«h« Cook, 

(Nathiiniel". Robert* M ; died in 1R14, at Menline, N. Y. 945. Zbcra- 

aiAH. 946. Reuben, jnly 18, 1763 ; died in 178a. 947. ManiSeld, May 

8, 1766 ; died July 90. 1706. 94S. Mary, OS,. 3. 1767 , nnm'd ; died in 

1817. 949- Lnrenda, June 18, 1770. 950 Roaanna, March 17, 1779.— 

(One of the laat two wan mother of Vemilda Jerome. ) 

— 92 — 

Abijaii^, {MaUkew^, Jame^, Maiikeu^), bora at Lyme. April 
25. 1722; married at Guilford, August 11. 1742, Sos.\N]fAH 
Lrbtb. He probably had children besides thos« here named. 

951. Rhode, born at Lynie(?.*. June 9. 1743. 959. Am, Feb. 96^ 1745. 

— 93 — 

Elishkiia*, (Maftktu^.J^mr^, Afatiheu*), was bora at Lyme, 

Feb. 4. 1724: died at North Cbathaui, N. Y., Aug. 6. 1809. 
She was married 0«:t. 14. 1742 to Joshua^ Champion. Qoshua^ 



Midtwrni N$§es 15 

Henry* ^)f who was born Feb. 6, 1718, and died at North Chat- 
ham. Jan*y 19, 1801. 

Lydia. bo. A«a- S* t745 : "i'd to BUjab Hndtoa. Joahaa. Feb. 3, 1746-7 ; 
died early. Job. 1749 ; ai'd Any Soale. Polly. 175a. Joel, March 
4, 1795 : m'd ThankfaH Chamfiioii. (Bna^ Joahna^, Henry* M. Bliah- 
eba. May 19, 1761. Sarah, Nor. 18, 1767. 

-96- 
Eunice*. (JfaMew*. famt^^ MaHkeuF), bom May 14. 1733; 
was married Aug. f . 1754 to Gw Chadwicc. 
Eather. m'd to Reuben* Cbampion. fBsra^ Joabva*. Henry* i). Gay, 
ni*d Mebetabel Mather, of Lyme. 

-98- 
Jonathan*. (Dante fi. Jam€s\ Maitkivfi)^ bom at L3nne, Sept. 

3. 1729 : married about 1750 ; wife named Sa&ar. 
153. Silaa, bom Dec. 16. 1751. 954. David. 255. Jonathan, July 5. 
1757- »5^ Lydja, Feb. a;, 1739. a57- Sarah. Odl. «St 176a. 

— 99 — 

D.\NiBL*. {Daniels. Jamc^, Maitkeu^, bora at Ljrme. OA. a, 

1731 : married ist, Dec. jo, 1753, Jbrusha Grant, who died 

.\ng. 29. 1757. leaving a son; ad. Dec. 30, 1757, Sarah Rob- 

Bi.NS. (probably). He removed (perhaps by way of Berkahire 

Co.. Mass., where he or his father bought bought land in 1769) 

to Mancheater, Vt. Some trace of his descendants is likeliest 

to be found in ncnthera Kew York and in northern Ohio. 

" Daniel Beckwith, yeoman, boonht from Charlea Goodrich, of Pittaield 
(Maat.) fifty acrea *on Mountain Giant,' lying wcat of Pittaficld, [in Han- 
cock ?] : deed dated Odt », 1769 ; recorded July 17, 1770." 

958. Grant, a aoldier of Revolution. 9199. Rice, a aokUer ; livinv near 

Cleveland in 1840^ then aged Sa 960. Robbina. hilled June ao. 1773, 

(aged ten yeara), by fall of a bumiuf tree. Thtee other childreB, for 

a local eleffist wrote of the father :— 

** he had two daflera and three boya 
by hia betovcd wife." 

— 104 — 

Mbkcv*, (Reynolds Jame^. Maiiheu^, bom at Lyme, July i|, 
1732 (if that was not date of baptiam) ; married May 12, 1757 st 
Southington to Osbe» Wbbster, (John* », Robert', Gov. Johni), 
who was bom April x, 1734. 

0«ee, barn Feb. 94, 1763. Cyrut. March 94, 1763 Sarah. May'g, 1767 
John, Aug. 14, 1769^ Seth. Feb. 6, 1774. 

— 105 — 

Silas*. {Reynold^, James^, Matikcu^, bom at Lyme. May 29. 



i6 BickwUh NaUs 

m 

1734 ; married Ksziah Rovcb, (daughter of Bphraim, of Wal- 
linglord), who was horn May 11, 174a. No reeoid of children ia 
fonnd. ** Nov. 3, 1769 Silas Beckwith. of Kannington, honght 
eight acres In Mountain Grant. — recorded at Pittafidd, March 
10, 1 770. ** He ma^' have gone later to Vermont. 

— 106 — 

Marvin*. (Rynold^^ fame^^ Mattkev^^ was horn at Norwich 
Jan*y 10, 1736-7 ; married Nov. 15, 1759. at Southington, (hy 
Rev. Benjamin Chapman). Abigail* Clark, (David^, Samuel**, 
James^, of New Haven). She was baptized at Southington, 
Sept. 2, 1739. Marvin was a soldier iu 1758, and in 1775, and 
OA. 1778 was appointed ensign of fourth company, fifteenth 
regiment, state militia. He died be t ween 1810 and 1813. 

961. David. 96a. Harvey. 96.V Varcia. 964. Lucia. 
265. Marvin. a66. Arioail. 967. Lbmuel. j68. Salmon. 
969. Susan. 3;a Sylvester. 

— 109 — 

Revnoli)^, (Rfy9fol(h,Jame^. Maitkeu^, bom March 22. 1747 
at Bolton ; married Lvdia Smith. Nov. 26. 1772, at Walling- 
ford. His name is found in record of deeds at Pittsfield. 

ffJX. Rrtkolo. 

— Ill — 

Mar\**, (Samuel^, /ame^. MaMeu^, bom at Norwich, Aug. 
17, 1740 ; married at Comwallis, July 29. 1762, to Caleb Gil- 
LBT, (son of Samuel of Colchester. C«mn.), who died in 181 2. 
BUphalet. born in 1763. Blizabeth, 1765. Marvin, 1767. Miriam, 
1771 ; ni*d to John Bentlej. 

— 112 — 

Samuel*, (Samueh, Jame^, Maiikeu.^. born at Norwich, July 
30, 1743 : married at Comwallis, ist, Aug. 6, 1767, Rebecca 
Chipman, (daughter of Handley). who waa bom in 1750 and 
died in 1778; 2d, March 26. 1782, Sarah Rand, (daughter of 
Caleb) ; estate administered in X791. Widow married to Timo- 
thy Eaton. 
972. HoLXRS Marvi.v. 273. Kitzabeth. bom Jnne (or (July) 19, 1770 ; 
m'd to Mayhew Rand, her ttep-nncle. 974. Bnnice, Jnlj 4, I77> ; m'd 
to William Cofswell. 375. Mary, OA. 8, 1776. 976. Rnth, April 15. 
1783. 977. Martha, Sept. 7. 17S4. 278. Saainel, Dec 5, 1795. 279. 
Ann. April a.). 1787 ; i^'d to Eliaa Tupper Jr. 9B0. CliarlotU, Dec. a 
(or 12), 1789 : m*d to Caleb, son of Jason Forsyth, of Horton. 981. 
.•\delia. May 19. 1792 ; nrd to John H. Cox. 



Bitkwiik M§in 17 

— iij — 

Eluha*. (Samud^, Jmnu^^ MtMUw^, bora J«ly a?. I745« ^X 

Norwich: married at Coniwallis« Jvac aa, 1769, SDaamiAK 

Rbvsolds (daughter of Beajaiiiiii and Rotli) ; diad in 1818. 

ste. ReyaoMs, bora Majr 1. 1770 ; M^i'a'MVd Iris fitlwr't Mtate ia 181S- 

iBs. Gconrc. Jaa*y J9h 1771; adaL of Mtate ty his father, Vkb, is. tSis- 

JB4. Samvbl. 105. Wittfaai, boia tad died ia 1773. fBL BHaha. 

OA. 6. 177^ 187. Sftfsh, Aaf. ft. 1779^ iM. Baaiee, Jaly itBi ; died 

Aaa 13. i7lte. 909- Joha. Jaly ir« 17A3. 190^ Sath, faae 96b itMl^ 

991. wniiam. Jaly 31. itIB. age. Baaice, Sept aob 1791. 995. Bliae- 

beth, March 1, 1793. 

— 114 — 

Martha*, (Sammefi^/§me^^ MaMeu^. bora OA: as, 1747 at 
Norwich ; marriod at Corawallia, Sept. 6, 1765. to Bakbabas 
TuTHiUL Lord, (aon of ThoouM), who was bora Ifatch |i, 1744 
at Lyme, and died llaich 14, 1810 at Corawallia. 

Xanrifi. honi Se^ 18. 17^ ; oi'd Rahy Newcomh. Mary, Jaly jp 1769 ; 
ai'd to Andrew Newooaib. Bliiabeth, Jaae 11, 1771 ; ai'd to JaaMa 
Oofhteraoa. Aaa, Jaa'y 97, 1775. Maltha, April 16^ 1778^ Bar- 

— 115 — 

Asa*. (Samuei^^ Jmme^^ AfaUkew^n bom April 11, 1750, at 

Norwich ; married Dec. ao, 1774 at Corawallia, Mary Mortob 

(daughter of Elkanah and Rebecca). 

394. Klixabrth. bctni Jaii*y 9i, 1777* 995. Jaaica, Feb. 15, 1779 996. 
Ma*iv. 997 Kcbecea, Aof. 6w 1786 : d. Jaa'y 15, 1787. 998. A9a, Jaa*y 
98, 1788 : d March i, 1788. 999. ASA. 3001 Blkaaah, Peh 94, 1791. 
301. S-UBncl, OA. 90, 1794. 309. Kerr, (perhapa betwcea Maty aad 
Kebecca). 303. Neheadah, Jaly 19, 179a 

— 11^ — 

David*. (Samuel^, /ame^. AfaifMeu^), bora Jnne it, 175a, at 
Norwich ; married April 7, 1774. at Corawallia, CATHARimi 
Nbwcomii, (daughter of John) ; died in Nov. (?) 1787 ; «nder of 
administration to William Allen Chipman. Dec. 17, 1787. 

304. John, died early. 305. Zeraiah. bora Feb. 5, 1789 $afk Catha- 
rine. Feb. 91. 1784. 307. Tlmh, March 14, 1787. 

— 117 — 

Nbhrmiah*, (Samttei^, /a$me^, Mattkeu^, bora at Norwich. 
Fib. 29, 1756 ; married at FrederiAon, in 1790, JuuB LsBruk, 
an elder daughter of Jean -Baptiste Le Bran-Dnplessis, •(whose 
wife was Mile. Matnt. of Qnebec). Nehbmiam Bbckwith. 



i8 Beckwitk Ncies 

aa it has been told, was a "prominent merchant and tmsiness 

man '* at St. John, N. B. ; he died in 1815. 

loS. Amelia. .909. Pfanda Manrin ; was for twenty yesffB sheriff off his 

connty. 310. John Adolphns : in ifld6 mayor off PrcderiAon ; ffor 

fieversl years member off New Brvnswich parliament 311. Jnlia. m'd 

to Geoqre Hart (She was an author off aome local distin^on.) 

— 118 — 
John*, (John^.Jame^, Maitkeu^), bom March 16, 1738 at Nor- 
wich : married Aug. 11, 1764. Catharine Chipman, (daughter 
of Handlej), at Comwallis ; was\ captain of militia ; died 
Dec. 15. 1816. Catharine bora in 1746; died June ai, 1812. 

31a. John Chipman, horn Dec. 27. 176s 313. Jane. Jan*y 5, 176B. 314. 
Hanolry. 315. Marasret. April 16, 1773. 316. Katharine, OA. 11 
I77t : m*(l to her consin. Col. Arohrose Bamsby,(tr. im/ra), 317. Sa- 
rah. Ana- &• 1776 : m'd to Zacchens Bnrt (son off Richard). 318. Pm- 
ilence. March 9. 1779 : m'd to Brastns Pinneo. 319. Bliaabeth, — — 
16. 17*3 : m'd to James Cogswell. 

— 119 — 
HoPKSTiLL\ {JohnK /ama^, AfaffAeu^), (in Xova Scotian reo- 
ords n.inied Hopesicad), was born at Norwich, Odl. 22, 1746; 
married Feb. 18, 1766 to Benjamin* Beckwith. No. 141. q. v. 

— 120 — 
Elizabeth*, (fokn^, Jame^, Maitkeu^, baptized at South • 
ington, June 28, 1745 : was married at Corawallis to Timothy 
Babnaby, who made his will Nov. 29, 1820. 
Thomas. Amhrose, m*d Katharine Beckwith. No. 306, {v. supra.). 
John. Timothy. Worden. Charles. Hopestcad, m'd to John 
Hnsten Chipman. Mercy, m*d to John H. Miller. Hannah. (Mrs. 
Tnpper). Blisaheth. 

— 121 — 
Worden^, {John^, /amrs^, AfaMeuP), baptized at Southing- 
ton, July 9, 1749 ; married Jan*y 12, 1769, at Comwallis, Mar- 
tha Steadman, (daughter of John), who was born Not. 18, 
1750, and who was appointed, Jan*y 29, 1784, to administer his 
estate. The widow was she, probably', whom Daniel Harris 
married June 26. 1786 ; and she who died Dec. 20, 1802.' 
3ao. John Steadman, b<»m Heb. 23. 1770. 391. Parthenia. 399. Thom- 
as W.irdcn. Sept 3, 177a. 323. Rebecca. Jnly 6, 1776 ; m'd to John 
Calkinft ison i*f .\liirsN 334. Enoch. 

— 122 — 
Marcarkt^. {/oAfi*. /ona**, Mattkcu^ bom March 5, 1726, 



M^ckwiHk iw§$t$ 19 

at L3-111C ; was married. lat, Aug. io« 1743 to }ot8PB* Waits. 
Thomaa^'. Richard^), wbowaa born Nor. 15, 17x5; (ad, Bn- 
xiEL MiXBH, June ii, 1747)? 
Joncph (Waite); fli*dBliabcth« Ifaawariat (OUvef<>M.' 

— 114 — 
Samuel*. (/0A«^ Jomak^, Maifktu^. bom Aug. x8, 1730, at 
Lyme: married Mra. Saeah DiCKiKSoy; may bavc been tbat 
Samuel Beckwitb wbo died in 1761. 
335. Wmtji. born Jui'y 17. 1736. .|9& AaderMm, Feb. 7, 1758. 

-.1,6 — 
Lor AN A*. (John*, Janak^, MaHkiu^^ bom July xi, X735, at 
Lyme ; married April 5, 1758 to Bbkjascxn Pxjuit. of Branferd. 
Hannah, born J«a*7 96. 176a Joha, Dec 1, 1761. Beaiamia, OA. i, 
176.V Aaderson. Not. i8, 1765. 

— 114 — 
Rarzillai*, (Geotffi*, fomak^. Afattknt^, bora April X738, at 
Lyme ; died — 22. 1818, at East Haddam. He married lat, Ma- 
ry BtTLCR. of Wetbertficld, (bom in 1749, died Dec. 3, 1797), 
who waft mother of his children ; sd, Mrs. Locinda, daughter 
of Abtier Lee and widow of Elias Mather, (bom in 1751, died 
Jan'y x8, 1813) ; 3d, Mra. Mary (Hyde) Hatch, of Bolton. 
517. Gaoaaa. jjS. BaasiUAi. 329. Rcbcoos, (Mn. Coae), bora 
Dec. 2S, 1767. 330. Marj, Dec 16. 1769. died Nov. 30, 1814 at Mill* 
intton. 331. BvTLsa. 33s. Borah, Jane 3, 1774 ; m'd to licaiael 
Griflln. 333 Bliambeth. Feb. 23, 1777 ; m'd March JO, 1797 to Altya 
W. GriAn. of Marietta, Ohio. 334. Barach. Sept 6. 1779 ; m'd Imcj 
Mather ; moved lo Beekfluatowa, N. Y. 333. Nathamibl Baowx. 
356. JONATHAif. 337. Bhod^, Feb. 4, 1786 ; m'd to Allya W. GriflhL 

-X36- 
George*, (Georgt^^Jwuili^^ Maiikeu^^ bom about 1747; he 
and his brother Nathaniel Brown (135) were graduated at Yale 
in 1766 : was dericall}* ordained ; married Rachabl Mabsm, of 
Litchfield, daughter of John Marsh and Sarah Webster : waa 
one of *' the forty ** in W^'oming valley ; was later at Morris, 
(then ** Litchfield South Farms **). where, in X790, he waa dis- 
missed from his pulpit : piaAised aa a physician ; removed to 
Lisle. Broome Co.. X. Y. ; died at Triangle, (same county) OA. 
1834 : RACH.\i:r. died March 1825. Number and order of 
children not learned. 
.U^. (;eoiac .\V>. Rachael. \xo. Caroline. 



so BidtwUk NoUs 

— 140— 
AiXBii* SemjMMiM^, Jmml^, MmHkew^, IwpCiied A«g. 3. 17S6» 
at Lyme; married Nov. s6, 17SS BsTHSm' Marvih, (Johll•^ 
Reynold* *. Edward*. Reynold^), who was boni April 15. I7S7- 
511. LatmiHili. bora April 15. 175^ Sit. BitlMr, 8cpL 8, it^\ vnkMj 
m'd Dec 17. I775 to Aadrcw Sorilh, (▼. No. 77». 343- Mektlrtel, 
Mordi 99. 1761 : M*d to NstlMa Tinker. 344. Ptticace, Feb. 17. 17^ : 
perhaps wife of Gaoaoa, No. 327- 

Bbnjamik*. (Bemjamik^, Jpmmk^, MaHkm^, baptized at Lyme 
Jnly 22, 1739 : about 1761 a giaut e c at HortoB, N. S. ; mar- 
ried lat. HoPBSTiLL* BscKWiTM (119), Feb. 18, 1766 ; ad. Lyd- 
lA Babcock, of Comwallia, July 3. 1783. 

.us Allifie (Allen?), bora Auf. 13. 176B. 346^ Fhcebe, Jane 99. 1771- 
347. Gcovie. Feb. 95, 177^ 348. Rcbeccs, Jaae 13, (or 18V 1784- 

— 143 — 

ANDttSW^ (Bemjamin^, fmutlfl, MaUkew^, baptised at Lyme, 

June 26. 1743 ; went to Horton ; married Lois Copp. (daughter 
of Samuel). April 20, 1775; she waa bom Dec. 31, 1754; he 
died Sept. 19. 1781. 
349. Sarah, bore at Horton, Jaa'y 15, 1776^ 350. Saaiael, Aug. i& 1778. 
351. Nicholaa, Ang. 27, 1781. 

— 145 — 

JoaiAH*. {Benjamin^, /MMiH, Mailketfi) > His tombstone, at 

Lyme, shows that Josiah died Feb. 16, 1813. aged aixty-five 
years. (Supposing the inscription nearly correA, that doca not 
prove that he was the child baptised in June 1749) Sept. 13, 
1770 JosiAH married Mehetabbl* Pbabsom, (Richard^, Petei*, 
Samuel*. Johni). ^Iiq ^h^^s bom at Ljrme in 1752. 

It ia not known that the ehild off Benjaailn (whether off Patience or off 
Haanali ) biptiaed in jnne 1749 waa a aon ; nor, iff a aon, that he waa named 
Joaiah ; nor, iff ao named, that he lived to marry ; nor that he married Me- 
hetabel Pearaon. The record-entry, evidently, waa amde whan the derk 
had fforgottcn lea, name, and esaiA date. An old family tradition ia not to 
be alighted, bnt it ia off concera to know what at ftrat beloi^red to it. It ia 
not denied that Joaiah waa aon off Benjamin, bnt it ia donbted iff deacent 
ffrom Jcmah waa part off the original traditioa. That aeema an infferenee 
ffrom later diacovery that Jonah had a aon Benjamin. Had it been fonnd. 
in the infancy off Conne^icnt genealogy, that two Benjamina were neaHy 
contemporaneooi, search ffor prooff off Juaiali'a parentage might have taken 
place c»ff easier aasnmption off bis deactnt ffrom Jonah. That Joaiah named 
a child Haaaah does not prove, tbongh it anggeau poanibility, that he" 



BickwUk NMes ti 



HOB of Na 53, who narrlcd HmhmIi, d Mg l itei of ThowiM Fcmbcr, ia 

than • fcor after hit namvMke married P a deac c Odea ; aad who, vri^ aa 

well an oMBt of hfa biolhcfB, aay hare left tncca of Umdf ai I^im. 

359. AwomBW. 3S3. Aoms hots Jwtut 15, 1773; m'd to Schvloa Bvt. 

351. EicvAmD Pbaisok. 355. Joaiah, A«v. it, 1779; d. May 13, 17^0. 

39& Htmah, Match 13, 1781 ; m'd to BUiah mogoia. 357. Mchctabd, 

Ant. JO. >7i3 ; v'd to anm Miacf. islB. BumcB. 599. ymuoL 

-146- 

NtcHOLAi^, (Bemjmmin^. /mmA*, MaUkm^. baptbed at Lsrme 
OA. 19, 175a ; went first to Horton (?) then to Ayleslbcd. 
.iibo. Phcbbb. 

— 149— 

ABKsm*. (Pkiiifi^, /MniH, MaMn^, third of five children 

baptized at Lyme, Feb. t8, 1743 ; (probably bom tbont 1759) ; 
in 1757 was a soldier in eolonial service. Little else about him 
is clearly hnown. bnt it seems sale to attribute to him aome of 
the Abnerian Revolotionary-soldier service. Of the known and 
supposed Abners of his time he was likeliest to marry (about 
X776) the widosT of Darius Adama, (whose son Darius was then 
ten years old). This may have been Abhbr's second marriage. 
361. foci, born Dtc. 17, 177& jtfa. laA. ^ Jaae, Dec ij» 1780. 

— 151 — 

George* (Pkiitf^, /omaJ^. Maitkm^. In 1775. as "George 
Beck with ad, of Lyme. *' bought land in Bristol. The late Rod- 
ney Barnes, of Forestville, was confident that George and Dea- 
con Thomas were brothers. If so, his name was last>written in 
the recfvd of five baptisms. Feb. a8, 1743. His deeds of gift 
and of sale sre found at least as late as 1805. [There is need of 
more light on relationships among some of the Beckwiths of 
Hartford county and thence northward and westward. As to 
them, their parents, and their children the obscurity of the first 
generation seems to have returned.] 

364. Isaac 365. Beajamln. 366. Abncr. 367. Iohh. 36R Joel. 
369. Kebccca. 370. Sally. 371. Lacy, 37a. Charlotte, ai'd to 
Chaaocey Tilt. [Chloe.] ? 

— IS« — 

Thomas'^. (Pkilif^^ fimak^, Mattkeufi)^ wss bom about 1747 st 

Lyme; married about 176S Parnell Brock way, (daughter of 
Wolston) ; moved in 1780 from East Haddam to West Britain 
(Burlington) ; in 1783 became deacon of Rev. Jonathan Miller'a 



22 SeckwM /Mes 

ctanrrh ; he died at Burlington, OA. 92, 1819. PaknbU. bora 

nt Lyme in 1748, died June 4. i8a6 at BnrHngton. 

57.^ PoLLT. 574. John. 375. CLAatMA. 576. TnosiAS. 377. Saa- 

VBY. S7^. Pamell, b. abl i7flis : m'd to Imcl Dibble ; died ia i$ss (?) 

. 579- Flavkl. 58a Anita. jSi. Unala. b 1786 ; ai'd to Joha Haft ; 

died Dec b, 1835. [No ehikben of ParacU or of Unala.] 

-156- 
Abnrr*. {William^, Jommt^, MaMeu^. bora Sept. t6. 1728 at 
Lyme : married OA. )i, 1756 at New London, Lucrvtia Har- 
KLS, (daughter of Richard and Ln^) ; inventory of eatate Jany 
17, 1761. Children named in bia lather 'a will. 
3K3. Abnba. 38.V ThoaiM. JII4. Barris, born ia 1760 ; died ia aiili- 
tary utrrvica, ia Wjoaiiaa ^^bUcj, Feb. 19, 1778. 

— 157 — 

VixTOK^ (WiUiami^^ JamaH^^ Matikeu^, bora March 14, 1735 

at Lyme: married Maey Aybks, Odt. 9, 1766; lieutenant of 

aixth compani* of Lyme in 1774; died Aug. 17, 1785. Mary 

died March 7, i8a6, aged eighty-four yeara. 

3S9 Simh. bo. Sept % 1768. 386. Mary, lUrch ai, 1773. 387. Fhceb^ 
Feb. j8. 178a 

— »59 — 

Drborah*, {lyiiiiam^. fonak^^ Mattketfi). bora Aug. 29, 1742 

at L3'me; married March 8, 1764 to Rbynold* Pbck, (son of 

Jaaper*. Joeeph* *, WilHami). who waa bora March 8, 1742, at 

Lyme, and died Nov. 26, 1814, at West Bloomfield, N. Y. 

Annie, born Jan'y 34, 1765. Hannab, April 13, 1767. John Scan, ICaj 

13. 1769. Rliaabcth. Dec. a6. 1771. Thonaa, May 23, 1774. Wat- 

rooa, April 14. 1777- George, March 26. 178a Abaer, O^ 15, 178a. 

Sarah JAttf. ai, 1786. Reynold. Nov. 7, 179a 

— 160— 

. Jonathan\ 'Jonatkan^^Jokfi^^)^ baptized at New London May 
14. 1721 (but boni about 1714); married Grace Strickland, 
(daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth), Nov. 22, 1741 ; died about 
1807, at Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. Grace died in 1817 aged 
ninety-seven yeara. 
.^H. Jane. 589. Daniel, n'd Cliloe Warner, of HerkioMr Co., and re- 
moved to Wayne Co. 390. Rebecca, bom in 1758 : m*d to Robert 
Laiimcr ; died Jnly a, 1843. near Newark. 391. St bphek . 

— 167— - '" 

Abs.\lom*. (Oliver*, Jak$i^ ^, inherited his father '8 house, in 
Lyme, in 1759: married LvniA Sparhawk. 



BmkwHk SHis 93 

39s. AMIALOM. PlOlMMy OllMffS* 

—168— 

WiLUASc*. (0/mH, J9kw^ *), married Lucia CBAmu,L. Pd>. 
16, 1737-8. mt New Londoo ; will dated at Ljnae. June 16, 1758 
and presented Jan'y 11, 1760; left minor children, not named 
in his will,— of which his widow and Stephen Lee were ez'ra. 

193. JsoioiAH. 394. WiUieai, botn aboat 1745 ; bnricd Anf. m^ vnf^ 

-169- 
JESUB*. (0/nrH, /«*»•>), bom about 1718; married ist,.May 

10, 1750, JsarsHA RoBBiNa, of Ljrme; id, March 18, 1791, at 
East Haddam, Mrs. Phcebe Comatock, who died Jan'y io« 1796. 
JBSSE died at Eaat Haddam, April 19, 1796. 
395. JasiiB. 3961 Asabeb, bora Nov. % 1751 ; married to JcflM Feck, of 
Lyme. 397. fenmhe, aaamrricd : died aged teircaty-eis years. 

- iri — 

Mary*, {Oiiver^, /nla' *), waa married to JoasPH Wbbkb. 
AmoK. bora Nov. 17, 1747. Joaepb, Anf. I4« 1790. Mary, Nov. its, 
1753. Jooathaa aad Heater. Sept 13. 1764. 

-176- 
Andmkw*. (Rifkanh^ /#*«* *), waa bom in 1733 ; baptind at 
Lyme. Sept. ao. 1741 ; married Catmamnb Shailbr, (daugh- 
ter of Joseph, of Eaat Haddam) who waa bom in 1747 and died 
Aug. 29, 1797: about 1767 he went to Alatead, CheahireOo., 
X. H. ; a second wife, named Eunice, died Aug. j6, 1803, aged 
fift>'-eight. AxDHEw died Sept. so, 1804. Nine children. 
398 AstoRKw. .199. BasfjAMiN BROOKS. 400. Brsalsrl. 401. Gsth- 
arine. 40a. Richard. 403. Pbmbe. 404. Sbailer. died early. 

— 177 — 
Abel*, (RicManh, /oki^ *), bora about 1735; married March 
23* '759 Ltxv* Calxiks, (Stephen^ Hugh [Samuel ?]>, John*, 
Hugh>). widow of Simon* DeWolf, (Joaiah*. Simon*, Baltasari). 
In 1761 he and his wife administered Simon's estate and went 
to Marlow. Lucy was born Aug. 6, 1723, died Dec. 1798. 
in*. Mania, a ReToltttionary loUNer ; m*d .... Brooke. 4061 HAifMAR. 
407. Mary, nomarried. 406. Martha, (Mn. Draper). 

.-178- 
EuxABBTH*. (Richard^, Mfi^*), was married April 19, 1757 
to Darius^ Peck, (Samuel^ *, Joseph*, William^), who was bom 
at Lyme. Sept. 11. 173-, and died there in 1797. 



14 BakwUh N0ies 

Ifaitia, boni Q&L 8. 1759^ BlinbcCh, Dec to. t|6i. Datiss, Vttb. % 
ij^ SivMOB, jM'y 3, 1766^ Aadfcw, Pck % i^tt. J«ta M«ort. 
Feb. t, 1770. Hvldfth, A«t. 3. 177a. WOliMB, Jaly i8» 1774- M- 
■ha. Mat i4. 1777* timmkj^ Avf. is. 1779> 

— 179 — 

RBBllCCA^ (/?£clarrf>. /«!«* *), boni about 1739 ; was mairkd 

to Samubl* Roycb, (Nehemiab*, Jonathan* *, Robert') who waa 

bora May \\, 174a (He waa a praadaos of Ruth, p. 4. They 

went abont 1767 to Alatead, where RsanccA died Jnly 13, 181 3. 

SabaoMh, bora April 176a. Aadrtw. Apffl 17^ Haaaab, botn at 

Alat*ad. J«ne 1767. Rcaicr, Apcil u% ^TJo, MIdad, Jaly s, 177*- 

Baaice, May 19. 177^ Haldah, Aaf. 3^ 1778^ Lydia, 8cpt 178& 

Saaiael, Jaly s* >784 

— 180— 

H AXNAH*, {Richard^ ^ f&kit^ *), waa married to Samubl^ Pscx, 

(SamneH *, Joaeph*. Williami), who waa bora at Lyme, Sept. 7, 

171 , and died there in 1776. 

Sichaid bora April 5. 1753. SaaiacL Wiff, aboat 1757. Haanah, 

May f7, 179^ Abaer, May 4, 1761. Phoebe, Sept. 5. 1764. Jaaoa, 

|«B€ 3. trtq. Doicaa. |aa*y 5. 1779. 

— l8t — 

JoRK*. iJokm^ s <), bora about 1722-3 ; married, Nov. 8. 1744, 

Elizabeth Dart, (daughter of Daniel) ; died at New London 
in 1793. He waa a deacon of the Baptiat church at New Lon- 
don. His widow (perhapa aecond wile) died in 1798. 

(It niaht have been tbld (p. 10) that HAitifAH* Baooxa, (Reory* IiaacS, 
Henry*), bapc. Sept. 99. 1706, waa daa. of Maiy Gfaves, who di. beff. 1704.] 

409. Bliaabeth. bora OA. as, 1745. 410. Amt. 411. Babra, Bcpt 13, 

1750. 41a. NoAR. 413. |ORN. 414. Barn. 413. PaaoBaiCK. 

416. Lydia. Ana* 6, 176a 417. Balber, April it, 176a ; m*d in 17815 to 

Nebemiah Crocker (aon of laaac) ; died in i8a6w 418. Calsb 

-183- 

Elmha\ (Jokw^ < *). probably bora aa early aa 1732, aince in 
Odtober 1753 (alter hia father *a death) he gave deeda to hia bro- 
ther John and hia uncle Jonathan. Hia wile*a name it not jFCt 
learaed. He died in 1786 ; inventory ol eatate Nov. 8, 1786. 

419. ButRA. 490. jAioif. 4ai. Bally, ni'd to BbeacKr Maynard. 
David, m'd lat, Naoni Beebe ; ad, MebeUbel Keeney. 

-184- 

Phikbab*, {Joseph^ » «), bora about 1735 at Lyme: in 1759 a 
aoldier of Capt. Budd*8 company of New York provinciala ; in 
1775 lived at Brookhaven. L. I.; in 1777 a aoldierof 4th Conn. 



BstMwiik Mies 2$ 

t (Col. John XHirkce) ; ensigii in 1780; "eoatimMd ia Ci^it. 

Spiiding'ft-conpaiiy '* in 1781 ; died Jnly 14, iSta. Vcfw. 24, 

1757 he narricd Fuasn^ WAxrm. (Riduod* ThooMiPS, Rich- 

ard^r. She wni horn Sept. . . • 1734^ nad died OA. a8, 1791. 
At A crMM of 8o«thold. L. L. !■ 1776k the iMdly coMitted of two anlM 
■a I tw > femalcft aged b ciw o ea lixteen and illj» two latei and thfoe 
fcoMlen voder aistcco jcaia. 

— 18S— 

Zbxas^, (/aufik* < *)• married Amna HAmnis, of New Loodoa, 

June ly 1768. 

419 Chriatooher, bo. March W9t 176^ 4^ Sathar, Jane 6^ 1770^ 4H' 

Sl.*ph;n. Dsc. 13. 1771- 4a5- Jaaeph, Sept 4. 1774. 416. Bliabeth, 

March ai, 1776. 4S7. Deborah, Dec 14, 1778. 498^ Haffia. Dae 30^ 

171^. 499. Thomaa, Feb. lo. 17^3. 

-189- 

THOMAfi*.. (/as^/A***)? In 1840 he was livinf nt Batavia, 
N. Y.. with Richard Beekwith, prohably hisaon. He was then 
ai^ed eighty* years, and was a Revolutionary pensioner. 

— 190 — 

EusHA\ {Hes€kiak^,Josepi^% and wife were "pemicioasly 
adlive ** loyalists. About 1781 he went to Halifiuc (without 
his family) and died there. 

4^- BxKA. 431. Anna. 45a. Lfdia, uMrried to Joaiah Maowaiiaf. 
433. .SAinnel, of Lyme, m'd Amy Slater, at New Uaodon, Nov. ao^ iSoa 

— 191 — 

Sylvancs*, (Mezekiak^, iasepH^ *), bom at Lyme ; re m oved to 
SUnford, Dutchess Co.. N. Y. : served as s soldier of theJRev- 
olntion. ia 6th N. Y. militia,^ Dutchess Co. Regiment. 

43 1. Nathan. 435. Israel, onoMrried. 

— 194 — 

EujAH*. {Elijah^, J^upk^^ married Aug. 22, 1784 Sakah 
Miller, (daughter of Noah, of Lyme). 
45&. Joaeph, bom Jan'y 10, 1786^ 437. L^dia, Dae 7, 17S7. 
43ft. Joaaaa, Feb. 90, 1790L 

— 199 — 

Nathan*, (Jo^, Nathaniel ^, was bom Dec. 7, 1728 at East 
Haddam; (baptized Jan. 26. 1745-6 at Hadlyme); married Sa- 
rah Brockwat. who was bom at Lyme, March 1$, 1734. He 
was not living, OA. 25, 1761, when his children weie baptised. 

4.19 RSEKIBL BaocKWAV. 44a Nathan. m*d Bctacy Speocer^at ^iU- 
injrton, Ocl. 93. 1797. 441. Jos. 449. Sar^i, dkd.cariy. 



96 BickwUk Notes 



Job*. (/^, Naikamd^ *). born Nov. t2, 1750 at Bast Had- 
dam. Hi8 wife and children (if he had either) atill to seek. 

— lOf — 

William*. (/9^, Nathaniel % waa bora OA. 14. 1739 at Bait 
Haddam ; died in or before 1766: wife Rbbbcca died May 17, 
1824, aged eighty-live yean. Children baptised at Hadlsrme. 

413. Btrm, bapL Nov. 19, 1758. 444. Olive, Mme day. 445. WiUi«B, 
}aa*7 91. 1759. 446* Gershom, Odt 5, 1766, m ''aon ef B cb c c ca Bcck- 
witli. widow.'* 

— 906 — 

Nathakibl\ {//aikaniei* * *), was bora Dec. 11, 1798 at Bast 
Haddam ; wife SusAKif AH died Dec. 95. 1809, at Baat Haddam, 
aged eighty-eight years. 

447. SusANWAH. 448. Io9eph. bapt March 1760. 449. Clurity, May 

9S. 17^ 

— 9fO — 

Eltsha*. (Natkamiel^ * *), bora Jan*y 96, 1735-6 at Bast Had- 
dam : married Aug. 16, 1759 Abigail* Willsv, (Noah^ John**, 
Isaac') : ** had at least five children. " 

450. Clwrlcs, born OA. 99, 176a 451. EUSHA. 459. Abigiil OlsuUd, 
Aug. 6, 1766. 433. Polly, Maj 9, 1771. 454- Melieent, A^l 99, 1773 

— 914 — 

JAHRZ*. {Nathaniel^ « *) ? (Or. almost as likely. Naikaniel^. 
Jnsepk^, NaihanieP), Jabbz may have been bora between 1743 
and 1751 : in 1772 wss one of the founders of Lempster, Sulli- 
van Co., K. H.; in 1777 an ensign of militia, in service at Ti- 
condero^a ; member of legislature 1798- 1800 ; he was the first 
colonel of the militia of his county. He married Blizabbth* 
HuRD. (Justus*, Ebenecer*, John', Adam^), bora May 99, 1748 
at East Hsddsm. 

Inqniry at Baat Haddam, Middletowv, and Haitfofd baa not diadoacd 
tbc pirentage off Jabtt, Nilea, and Racbacl. Tbe aboTe-aaffeatcd altcraa- 
naj be wcvrtb aumethina or worth nothiaf : bat ia poaaible, if No. 89 waa 
Bcarly of age in 1746, and if be married early, and if he had children. 

455. Nathaniel. 45S. Blixabeth. 457. Mastin. 438. Jabea. 

— 915 — 
NiLB8». {Nathaniel^ • *) ? He served at Bunker Hill>nd in 
the same year was a corporal in Jeremiah .Stiles *s company of 
Paul Dudley's regiment. Jemima Wedge, his wife, lived with 



Bitkwitk Notes tj 

m 

her son Byron at Laacsfter, Mass., in 1S40. thai ag«d dglitj 
years and a pensioner. 
459- Waessx. 460. Braoat. 461. BararsL. 4te. Ijuutn, ai'd SiDy 

Dutxaa. 469 NdMNi. 464. PoUj, (Mra. Hodtc) 465. Cliitlottr. 

466. Bcucy. B'd to MoMB Cooper. 467. Ladads. 40. BMiwr. (ICfB. 

Poller). 469^ Jemias. 47a OoriMS. ai'd to Odsb Stiles. ▲ tfiild 

wliotc naoM it oakaows. 

— S16 — 

Rachael*. (NaiMamiel^ * <) ? Bom Jane so, 1750 at Bast Had- 

dani : was married there to Shubabl* Hued, (Jnatna*, Ebene- 

xer>. John*, Adam^), who was bom Jan*y »$, 1750 at Bast Had- 

dam and died in 1827 at Lempster. She died June 14, 1800. 

Abisail. bom Nor. a6^ 1770 ; ai*d to Bcaiomia Wllley. Lacy, 1771 ; m*d 

tu XathoB Wilcos. Sbobsel, m'd Ateaath Story. Plavel, 1776 ; si'd 

.Abigail Story. Wealtby, 1779 : m'd to Alria Wood. CasiliACB, see 

No. 460. Escbacl, 1783. Lydis. Malilds. LaoMa. So^is, 

1795 : m*d to Gca. WilUaai Csry. 

— S17 — 

Joseph*. ( /osipk*. Naikamiefl <), bom Feb. 17, 1739 ; haptiaed 
at Hadlyme. Aug. 31, 1746 ; married Rebecca Ceobbt, of Bast 
Haddam. March 17, 1757: died Dec. 5, 1807. Ifhis widow did 
die May 27, 1823, in her 86th year^ and if her nanieaake, widow 
of No. 210. did die at the same a|;e, exaAly one yesr later, one 

would like to know if at the saine hoar and minute, too. 
471. Stbphex. 472. Am, born Aof. iS, ^7^ ; died nest dsy, 473. Jo- 
seph, b. Sept. 19. 1767 : d. Aog. 16. 1774. 474. Pradcace, b. April ja 
177a ; d. Auf . 97. 1774. 473. SonA, b. Jane aS, 1775 ; d. Msrch s. 1790. 

• —221 — 

AsA^ {Joseph^, Nathaniel % bora Aug. 20, i749(?) ; married 
Abigail Warner; died OA. 9, 1776. Abigail was married 
^^v. 25. 1777 to Joseph Selden, of East Haddam. 

'47^ AbisMl Wanicf. bom SCay la, 1772. 477- ICeryf April '27, 1774. 
478. Uithcr, Feb. 27, 1776^ 

— 188 — 

Dorcas^, (/ojepk^, Naikamiel^^, hom OA. 26, 1755 at Bast 
Haddam ; was married to Abiter Ransost. (son of Joseph) ; as 
late*as 1794 living at Burlington. Otsego|Co.„N. Y.,;Where Ab- 
KER bought land as late as 1808. 

— 224 — 

Ephraim\ {/asepk^, Miikauiefl^, bom May 9. 1761 ; mar- 
ried Caroline Wood, of Lyme. Dec. 29, 178); died Aug. 28, 



28 Beckwitk Notes 

i8j6. * * aged tizty-siz yemiB. " [Dates of buth and of baptiaai 
at Hadljine ate in a few instances interchanged.] 
479. Simeon Wood, born Mnrch 99, 17SS 48ou Bliabcth Coaklia, Sept. 
tf. 17S7 : died Sept 5, I79>- 

— SJ5— 

Craumcrv*. {/ose^, NatktmUB *), was born April 19, 1768 ; 

married Silence Phblfs. of Ljme, Nov. 29, 1787; she died 

April 4, 1833, leered sixty-seven years. 
481. Doreaii, born May 50. 1789 : n'd Odt 9» 18:1 to Bcrish Nofton Ship- 
nan, (bo. at Cheater, Coon., May i.f. 1794) : bad nine children. 489. 
Clariaaa. n'd lat. to Nathaniel Ha^cna. Jan'jr 1, 1816' »d, to ... Smith ; 
3d. to Alfred Willey in 1834. An infftot died March 11, 1791 

— 226 — 

JAN£\ (Nai^ awi^, Joki^. NaikanieP), bom at Lyme; mar- 
ried to EzEKiEL Brockwav* Becewitr, No. 439. q- v. 

483. Nathan, bom April 30. 1775. 484. Sally Ann, Nov. 96, 1777. 
4*5. Betaey. Dec. 19, I79»- 

— 229 — 

Samuel*, (Nathaniels, /okm^, Nathaniel')^ born at Ljrme in 
1750 : married June 4. 1774 Akna* Ransom, (Stephen*, Joseph* 
Matthew^), who was bom in 1756. baptized 0<ft. 8, 1758. Her 
mother was Lydis* Lord, (Thebphilus*. Thomaa', William*). — 
Samuel w*ent to East Haddam. where his children were bum ; 
in 1S20 to Palmyra. N. Y. : died in 1821. Ansa died at Pal- 
myra. July 31, 1846. 

486 Shubael. born OA. 9, 1775 ; d. y. 4S7. Stephen, April 7. 1778 ; d. 
June 7. 1779- 48S. Stephen, June 5 1779 ; died in 1797. 489. Has- 
rcH. 490. Samuel. 491. Nathanibl Havnbs. 492. Naomi. 
493 Shnbael. iMed at eif hteen yeara. 494. GaoaOB. 495- I>oao- 
TMV. 496. An.ve 497. Sofmia. 

— 230 — 

Eleasam*, {Daniet^.Josepk^^ Natkaniefi), was bom in 174 1 at 

Lyme : married Hannah Lewis (bom in 1 743, died at Marlow, 

Aug. 16. 1823); about 1781 was ordained a Baptist clergyman 

and went to Marlow, where he died April 16. 1808. 

498. Jason. 499. Casoums. soou Larena. 501. Mrs. Lvman Hvatlcy. 

-43^- 
Marv\ (Daniel^, hseph\ NathanieP), bom Odt. 9, 1743 at 
Lyme ; married to Dca. Lemuel Miller, a grantee at Marlow, 
who died Dec. i. 1822. She died June 23, 1823. 



Beikwitk Notes 19 



Suidic. ( Alcx-mder ? ), born in 1765 ; died Dec. 96, 1813. Bleaimr, 1767 ; 
d. OA. ift, 1814. TntniMi. 1778 : March 31, 1842. Isaiah, 1783 ; d. Avg. 
30. 1 81 9. Wiveii rcapcAively MeheUbel, Preelovc, LTdia, Anne. 

Amos'^. {Danieh, Joupk^^ ATaiAanufl), born April 17, X754. i^t 
Lyme : w as at Marlow in 1 787 : ordained at Brattleboro as Bap- 
tist clergyman ; preached at Burke, Putney, and Sutton, (all in 
Vermont) : died Dec. 6, 1822. He ** lawfully married at Lyme 
the evening of April 17, 1780, before Jason Lee, a Baptist cler* 
gyman.** Susannah* Truman, (Jonathan*, Thomxsi). — whose 
mother was Abigail Pearce. Susannah was bom at New Lon* 
don, *' Monday. Aug. 4, 1760, about 10 p. m.** — but the 4th 
fell on Saturday ; she died at Sutton, Sept. 31, 183^. 
5U3. Abigail. b*>ni Friday. June 8, 1781. ab*t 9 p. m. 503. Daniel, Wed- 
neMlay. O^. 15. 178.^. at 10 a. m. : iii*d SyWit Newell ; d. Nov. 9, 1854. 
501. Trnman. five ninntes joanser than Daniel ; d. ^195. 505. Re- 
becca. M'ch. 17. 1780: m'd Dec. 5. 1803 to RnfnC* Newell, (v. Na 511.). 
506. Joii.v. 507. BHtabeth. Xarch 94. 1799 ; m'd to Tmmaa Newell. 
y}<. Svlv.ifita. D2C. 98. 1795. ni*d to Arad Ball ; a danffhter Caroline b. 
Aug. 1839. wife of Elbridfc Gee. # 

TiTv.s\ {Daui'cl*, /oscpk\ NatkanUt*), born Dec. 30. 1756 at 
Lyme : died in 1802 at Chelsea, Orange Co., Vermont. 
509 Danikl. 510. Rurra Perhaps others. 

-236- 
Ima^ Danieh, Josepk^^ Natkaniei^), bom in 1760: went about 
17S1 to Marlow; was a short-term soldier; married Hannah 
\Vhekuk:k in 1789: died at Marlow. Jan *y 37. 1829; Hannah 
dieJ May 12, 1850, aged eighty -nine years. 
511. Bcuey. bom in 1789; m'd to Rufus* Newell. (Daniel'*, Thomas*. 
Samuel^ Thomas'), (v. No. 3051, b. June 8. 1784. d. Peb. 13, 1873: had 
seven children. ( Rebecca had one. ) 319. Rbbbcca. 313. Phtlinda, 
m*d tu Thomas Townsend, 314. Marj, 1793 ; unfortunate ; d. Peb. 8, 
i84.( : dau. Pidelia. (Mrs. Edwin Roaers) d. March 6. 1837, mx. 40 years. 
513. Jared. d. y. 316 Annie, m*d to Samuel Baton. 317. Danibl. 
51H. Stephen, d. y. 319. Stephbn. 390. Eunice, m*d to John Crdaa. 
371. .\BiGAiL. 399. Jabcd. 

Amox\ (Dante/*, /osepk^, NatkanteP), bom in 1762; married 
Sarah Wood ; he died at Marlow, July 28, 1805 ; Sarah bom 
in 1767: died June 28. 1S37. 



50 Beckwiik Notes 

5a.v Amoa. 534. Wilterd, b. 1797 ; d. Feb. 3, i860. 59s- Khodt, 1800 ; 
d. Match 90, i8jS. 516. CRAftLBt. 

A3A*. {Asa^, Josepk\ NaihanieP), born about 1760; asiessor 
for town of Western in 1797 ; died in 1858. 
397. J«Mcph. 336. Am, died in 1859. 5*9- Ira. 

— 240 — 

Rbubbk*, Mio^, Joseph, NaikanieP). bom in 1761 ; lived for 
several years in Western ; moved to Ohio with his sons David 
and Saxton. 

330^ David. 351. SaxUm. 339. Lbxubl. 333. Nblsox. Others. 

— 241 — 

LE3iCRL^ {Asa^Jo»epk\ Nathaniel^), lived and died at West- 
em, where his children were bom. 
334. Henry, lived near North Weatem. 333. Anaon. 

— 242 — 

Samuel*, {Jame^ * *, Matikeu^, bom May 13, 1753 at South- 
ington ; married Lois Winchell about 1776 ; children bom at 
Goshen ; went to western New York ; thence to Trumbull Co., 
Ohio, at or near Braceville ; died there March 2, 1831. Lois 
was bom in 1755. and died March 15, 1841. 

336. Lnrenda, bom OA. 18, 1777 ; ni*d to John Richarda. 337. Lou. 
538. Almira. 339 LVDIA. 340. Samttcl. Jnly 3. 1789- 

— 245 — 

Zkcjiahiah*. {Joined « •. Mattkevfi)^ bom Feb'y 14, 1761 at 

Bristol : married Eunice Gaylord, (daughter of Elijah), about 

1785; died at Bristol. May 21, 181 1. He was a soldier under 

Col. Wy1l3-s and Capt. Judd. Eunice was bom OA. 18, 1764. 

341. Anna. A child bom May 99, 1788, d. y. 349. Lacy, April 24, 

1789: d. April 3. 1794. 343. Dana. 344. 2echariah, OA. 9^ 1795'; 

ni*d Julia Smith ; d. March 13. 186a. 343. Janca, Nov. 9, 1797 , want 

to Tenneaacc ; ni*d Rachael Roulaton : d. Jan*y 3, 1838. 346. Samnd 

Gaylord, May 10. 1800 ; d. at Girard. Ala., March 17, 1836. 347. An- 

•on. 5iept. 7, 1803 ; d. in 1866. 348. Philandbe Sionsv. 

n.wiD*. (lonathan^, Danieh, Jamc^, Matthew^ bom at Lyme 
Feb. 16, 1754. He seems likeliest to have been the ancestor of 
several Beclcwiths who have been derived from a dubious son of 
a 1 un/erified Benjamin. He appears to have been the same 
enlisted under Cols. Pattison. Voss. and Gridley. and made for 



BukmMi NHei 31 



forhimsielf an unaftually Ml rcoord of military aerTioea. Hia 

brothcra Jonathan and Silaa, too. were aoldina. Tha pwaaace 

of near relativca in Berkahiie Co. and neighboring Vermont ia a 

alight cirenmatanoe. tmt la a little anggcstive. 

— a6i — 

David*, (Marviti^^ ReyuM^,Jame^^ MoMgu^, bom Jnne la, 

1761 at Sottthington; enliated in 1777 (Col. Noadiah Hooker, 

Capt. Aaa Bray) ; In 1778 (Col. Roger Bnoa, Capt. Biay) : in 

1781 (Lieut.-Col. Samnel Canfield) ; in 1804 went from Wolcott 

to Whiteatown, N. Y. ; in 1806 to Paria Hill, (npper Sanqnoit 

valley) ; died June >7, 1827. He married Dec. 1786 at Wolcott 

Mabel^ Lanb, (Danid^ i, John*. Robert^), who waa bom at Kil- 

lingworth. May a, 1766, died at Paria Hill, April 18. 1822. 

David's other carlicpt known iaradeimt aaetMo ta vcfc TbooMs Boara, 
Frmncts Brown, jaaMs dark, John dark (of FteBiagtoaK Qtoffa Clarke, 
Daniel Laae, Matthew Marrin, BcjacU Marria, Thoaua T^acy, William 
Tattle. Bobert WatcraMB, Matthew WoodnUI. 

MAaBL'a aaceaioffa (iaunimBt and 9f<4niarimat) were Willlani All- 

K, Stephen Bradley, Mattmaa Balton. Henry Ciaae, WilHaai DUbrow, 
Biaaa Preaeh, William Pry, Mlchoel Griawold. Oeone Hnll, William 
KelMv, Joaeph Uiomla, Vlaeeat MHn, laha Panaelea, John Pickett, foha 
Sheather, Georfe Smith, Bobeit While. 

519. Alfbbd. sSo- Bbumda. 551. Leva, bom May S7. 1797 at Wol- 
cott : died Jnne 18, tl|s7 at CUttcnaafo, N. T. ; aam*d. 559- David, 
06L 10, 1799 : d. liiss m Middlebary, Peaa.; nnm'd. ss^^ S f Lva ai a a. 
554- Mary, Aoa- lOi i8oe ; died Jaa*y 17, iSois- 555- AiABBt. Laicb. 

-.a6a — 
H ABVBY^ (iVarviB*, X^ym&Ufi, /aaies*, MaMm^, waa bom at 
Sottthington, OA. Mt 17^ : lived aome yeasa at Berlin ; died 
at Soothington in 1840. In 1787 he married Mabtha^ DuTToit 
(Benjamin' *, Joaeph^), who waa bom Dee. ao, 1767, died May 
at. 1842. 
556. AflMM, b. Aoa* 9> 1789 ; m'd Lacy Proat ( Aag. 5. i78j-May ao, 1877) ; 
d. May 1999. 557. JoRL. 59& Oaamf. 598. Kanrey, d. Aoa- I9i 
1795- S99> Abiaail, 1798 ; d. at BaltiaMra ia 1817 ; aam'd. 960. Iba. 
S6i. MAavBV. 56a. Bdwia, Jane 1807 ; d. at W e w comeiahi w u , Ohio^ 
Nov. It, 1867; anm*d. 561^ GBoaoB. 564. Lncv Amobuma. 

Marcia*. (AAtrvin*, Reyrn^i^, famu^, MaUAm^, waa bora at 
Soothington about 1766 ; married to Stbphbn*^Root, (Noah^ 
Thomaa*, Caleb*, Johni), who waa bora March it, 1764 and died 
at Plainville about r843. Mabcia died about 1850. 



Beckwitk Notes 3a 

• 

r, m'd to Abel Tryon, off Middletown, Amos, d. y. Sfarj. m'd 
to Siten Pmrdee {won off Dttvid). UWa, m'd to OOcb Newell lUt- 
tliewft (ron off Caleb) ; d. Aoff. 1 j, 187s. lAvra, m'd Jsn'r lo. 1819 to 
Jonah AUyn. off Torringtoii. Stephen, m'd Bmeline Powen, off Mid- 
dletown. Aiabel. born Sept. 1806: m'd Mary N. Marklaad in 18419. 
Martin. Amanda, about 1810 : d. at Plainville about 183a ; nnm'd. 

— 264 — 
LucIA^ {Marvifi^^ Reymoid^, Janu^^ Matthmt^, was bom at 
Southington abont 1768 ; married about 1790 to Sbth* Clark, 
(Rufu8\ Abraham^. Samuel**, James>), b(Mii Otft. 24, 1770, died 
OA. 5, 1849. Lucia died July 3*1,. 1843. 
Celeatia. bom May 25, 1793 ; m'd to Thomaa Wood. Polly, March 7, 
1795 : m'd to Henry TompUnn. Willard and Sylvia, d. y. Seth. 
1804 ; d. 1825. Korrit, June 8, 1806 ; m'd Harriet Baaaett in 1827 ; d. 
at PUdnville. March 28, 1887. Sylvia, m'd to David Nichola. 

-165- 
Makvin*. (Marvin^ ^ Reynold ^ Jawu^^ Maiikett^, was born at 
Southington in 1 770. He married Rbbbcca* Plant. (James* *, 
John' 1), in 1796; in 1803 lived at Wolcott. where most of his 
children were bom ; about i8a6 removed to Cairo, N. Y. ; died 
May 8, 1837. Rebecca bom Feb. 6, 1778, died Sept. 21, 1862. 

565. Alva. 566. Diana, bom in 1799 : m'd in 1830 to Stephen Jonea, off 
Catakill ; had three danghten : died in 184a 567. Andre. 568^ 
LoaKN*. 569. Sally, d. y. 57a Sally. S7t- SoraiA. 572. Jambs. 
573. Clare. 574- Ira. 575* Harriet, bom June 15, 1821 ; m'd to 
Reed Robbinft ; bad at least one child. 

— 266 — 

Abigail*. (Marvin^, RtynoU^, fame^. Mattheu^, was bom at 

Southington, June 12, 1775 ; married May 17, 1796 to Nathan* 

Cooke, of Harwinton. Ui^seph*. Aaron^ " *) ; lived at Liteh- 

field. where their children were born ; died at Rochester, April 

iK, 1846. Nathan died at Litchfield. March 17, 1820. 

Snnan. bom Aur. 14. 179^ ; m'd to Martin Clapp ; d. Jnly 14. 1832. An- 
Snatna. Dec. 8. 1799 : m'rr'd Mary Nefna Cooper ; died April 13, 1884. 
GeoTRe, May 14, 1801 : m'd lat. Snaan Caroline Hnmphreyville : 2d. 
Mrs. Sarah ( Woodraff) Biasiell ; d. Feb. 28 1883. Phineaa Baldwin. 
Nov. 24. 1^3 . m*d Mary Bnrr Pratt ; d. Feb. 7. 1887. Mary. Jan'y 8, 
1807 ; m. to Charles Ward. Sabra, Jnly 17. 1808 ; m. to Peter Cherry. 
Lucretia. June 27, 1814 : d. Jan'y 20. 1894 ; unmarried. 

— 267 — 

LEMreL^ (Mjn*in\ Reynold^, /ames^, Matihew% was bom at 
Southington. Jan*y 20, 1777; married Sarah Stow (daugh- 



B^ckwiik Ncies 33 

ter of Ehenaer Stow aod Estlicr Murray) Msy 17, 1801 ; moved 
first to Canton. N. Y., then to Cairo ; in 1810 aet out for New 
Orleans and died on the way or shortly after arrival. Sakah 
returned to C(»nneAicnt, and lived at Torrington nntil 1830, 
when she removed with the remnant of her household to Litch- 
field, Medina Co.. Ohio, where she died Feb. 13, 1870. She was 
bom at Wateriown, Conn., Feb. 1, 1783. 
Sje, Adeline, b. Nov. is. 1803: d. Dec 17. 1)03. 377- Gaswood Haw- 
LBV. 376. Fvederic MortiaMr. 1807 ; d. Aaf. 11. i8i8w 379. Lbmah 

Stow. 

— a68~ 

Salmon^, (Marvitt^, RtymMS^ fame^^ MmUkev^^ bom about 

1779 '• niarried Masv GtLnsRT abont 1804 ; le mo v ed to Greene 

Co.. N. Y. Mary bora March s, 1784, died June 30. 1870. 

580. OSCAB. 

-S69-. 

SusAX^. (Afarvitt^, M^molS^ Jame^^ MaUknfi)^ was bora at 

Sonthington about 1781 : was married to John Upsosi ; lived 

at Morris; died in 1831. John died in 1840. 

Lnciada, iii*d to BHm BanrrcU ; d. sboat 1891 ; a daa. Maris. Witltaai 

I«A«befft, b. Dec. 13. 1809 ; m'd Carrcace llsthei* HinaMB, (Afaf*. Jo- 

Ba•^ RleuBff*. TilBi^. BdwafdM ; d. Pebw 10, 1887. Raadolph Powlet, 

Mar. 97. 1S17 ; m'd Na^ai Uaachcater ; d. Jan. to, 1887. Bacliac C.» 

March 16, \%ti\ «. to Amoa B., ton of Barr Toadiaaoa; d. Jaly si, 1866. 

— 170 — 
SvLVB:»TRR*, (MjrviH\ J^eyuMK /ames\ Afatikew'), bom at 
Southington about 1 783 ; went to Cairo or Catakill ; married 
Mary Rowk. 

581. Jambs. 5$». aaaioai. 383. foci. 

— J71 — 
RSYKOLD*, {ReyncU^ *. Jamu^, MzUkew^, married Martha 
BiTTLBR, daughter of Dr. Joaiah, of Pittsfield, (intention fmb- 
lished April to. 1804). Children bora at Pittafield. 
584. JosiAB BCTUUL 585- Maltha, bota April 7. 1808 : m*d to Harrj 
Moaely. 586. Lydia, Jaa*3r so, 1813 ; m'd tat to Samacl M. Boot ; ad. 
to Horace Dafgett, of York, Ohio ; d. Jaae ab, 1871 at Oaklaad, Miaa. 

— 172-. 
H0LMB8 Marvin*. (Sxmuel^ «, /amis*, MMhew'^, was bora at 
CorawalHs. OA. sx, 1768. 
.V^7 Bebeccj 58S. Geobgb Chipman. 589. Saoinel. Othcra. 



3^ Beekwitk Noies 

Charlotte", {Samuel^ *. Jame^, Mattkeyfi), (See page ? 6). 
FoRSYTHR children : — 

Marj Blin. BUjmh NeUon. Rebeccs Jnlia. Nancy Uatilda. 

— a84 — 

Samvel*. (Eiiskt^, Samuei^.Jame^, Matthevfi), born Nov. ai, 
1773 at CornwalHs ; married at PrederiAon, in 1798, Adblaidr 
Le Bmvk. who was a younger sister of his nncle Nbrbmiar's 
wife (p. 17). He went soon afterward to Sugar Island. Maine ; 
thence to Fairfax. Franklin Co., Vt. : in Sept. 1813 set out for 
Ohio, but died in November at Buflalo, where he had intended 
to wait for spring. His family turned back to the Genesee val- 
ley, at first to Avon, and about 1815 ^ West Henrietta, Mon- 
roe Co. ADEZ.AIDE was bom at Quebec in 1782. and died at 
Albion, N. Y., Dec. i. 1S73. [Among her brothers and sisters 
were Francis Xavier and Marie Anne.] 

990. Gbokgb 1«e BauN. 591. Mary Ann. took rehsicmi vowt. and died 
at Montreal. 593. Fkaxcm Xavibe. 993. Hliaaheth, (Mn. Hnnn) 
b. at Fairfiiz aboat 1810. 594. James Paexswoetb. 

— 296 — 

Maev^. (Asa^^ Samut^, /ame^, Afaltkeu^, bom Feb. 6, 1781; 
wss married to Rev. William Forsythe. 

Marv. Bi*d to Rev. i;earis« Strnthem. William. vnm*d. Jane, m*d to 
Thcmas Lrdiard. Dr. John, m'd Mary Ann Morton. atarifaret. 
Bexilcel, m'd laL Miss Tapper : ad. Mitt Oakea. Bliaabcth. 

Asa*. (Asi^. Samueh, James^, Maiikeif^), bom at Comwallis, 
Feb. II, 1790: married, May 21. 1816. Mary (Spoor?), at St.- 
John. Children named here may have belonged to James (295). 

595- James, b. Jan'y 21. 181; ; d. P^b. 4, 1817. S9& Mary, March 7, *i8. 
597. .\m ( .\moft?) Calrerly, March 1 or April 1, 1820. 

Handlev*. (John^ \ fame^, Maitkeu^), bom at Comwallis, 

March 6, 1770; married J>ec. 13, 1792 Catharivb Nbwcomb. 

^daughter of Joseph) : died Feb. 29. i860. Catharinb*8 birth 

was March 15, 177.S: ber death March 15. 1863. 

59R. John. b. OA. ;. 1794 : d. Nov. 10, 1797. 599. Joseph. 600. Mav- 

MKii*. 601. John Handley, Nov. 9, 1800; d. April 17, (May ao?), 1819. 

602. Thomas Warden. Nov. q. '.17?). 1802; m'd .... Brown; d. March 

25. 1840 6<t.v JA.MKS Kdwakd 6n|. Zclida Catherine. Feb. 17, *o6i 

m'd iti Rus»c11 Chr4ley. of Bridgetoiru. 605. Lavinu Jane. Nov. 14, 



NaUs 35 

1808 : d. Jan'r so, i8a6. 606. Maey Octavia (Ouvia?). 607. Hand- 
ley. April «2, i8i.i| : d. Mmrdi 8. i8mi 6a& Oiaicl Newoomb. o£ Pftc- 
toQ. Ncn*. 15. 1815 : m*d Mary Moore. 609. Holfliet ChiiiaMB, April 
95. 1818 : had tbtrtecB children. 

— 311 — 

Parthbsyxa*, ( Worden^, Jokw^^ Jame^^ MaUkeu^, was born at 

CornwalHs. Dsc. 2>, 1771 ; was married to Gilbbrt* HAaais, 

who was born Aug. 16, 1765. His apparent colonial ancestors 

were Daniel*. Henr}'*. John^ Order of children vnknown. 

Nathaniel Marstera. ai*d Pmdenee Uadlow Mitchell. Gordon a Wor- 

den. twins. Daniel. Polly. (Mrs. Robert). Martha. m*d to Bben- 

cier Adams. Rebecca, m'd 1. to . . . Fcraald : 1. to Bbencacr AdaoM. 

— 3*4 — 

£\*ocH«,— if not Isaac- ( WofdUw^, John^, fame^, MaUkeuP), 

bom March 21. 1779 ; his wife named Rbbbcca. 

610. Baoch. boro March sa, 1800. 

— 3*7 — 

George*. {Barsiiiafi, Georg^^ Jonak^^ Mattkeu^ was bom at 

East Haddam. Feb. 6, 1764; married Patibncb* Beck with, as 
is here supposed, (v. p. so) ; for. descendants at Great Barring- 
ton say she was Paiiema. and Dr. Patterson's MSS. say she was 
Beikwitk, — while at Elkhom it is judged that No. 344 was the 
one who best met the conditions of time, place, and name. 

611. Barucu Butlbr. 61 a. Allen ; adm. of eaute Sept. 15. 1831. 615. 
Barxillai. 614. Bliaa. 615. Bmily. 616. Bsastus. 617. Pabioa, 
adm'n of eaute Dec. 3, 1833. 618. Georse ; will filed Nov. 8, 184a.— 
619. Maria, married lo Rev. Calrin Dorfee ; d. at Honter. Greeoe Co.. 
N. Y. 6ao. Polly. 6at. Patieoce. 6at. Penelope. 

-388- 
Barzillai*, (Barxillai^, Gtorg^, Janak^, Maiikatfi), was bom 
at East Haddam. Nov. 19. 1765 ; married Livxa Gripfik, Sept. 
26. 1791 ; she died at North Lyme, June 14, 1840. 
6J3. NosMAK. 624. PaBDBaiCB MS- Bdmood Grifin. b. 1796 ; d. at 
Somera. Conn., OA. 1841. 6a6. George. 1799; d. Feb. 1850 at MoUoo, 
Oswefo Co.. K. Y. 627. Dr. BaniUai, of Monmooth. lU. 698. Eliz- 
abeth, m'd to Micah Sterliof Sill. 629. Harriet. 1803 ; d. Jooe at, (or 
2a), 1816. 630. Emeline Bve, lived at BUingtoo. Tollaoil Co.. Cono. 

— 331 — 
Butler*. (Barsilla^, Georg^, Janak^, MaUkeyfi)^ was bom at 
East Haddam. Feb. 14, 1772; married Hannah Coke, (dangh- 
tir of George). Sept. 10. 1797. 



^ 



36 Beckwitk Notes 

631. Blitabeth« biipt Se|»t i, 1799- 63s. Georfe Cone. OA. 4* itoi- 

— 335 — 
KathaKiel Brown*. (Barsiiiat*. Georg^^ Janata, Mattkeu^. 

burn Sept. 25. 1781 : (baptized at Millington, Nov. j8); mar- 
ried 1st. Nov. ti, 1807. Elizabeth Lord, (bom in 1785, died 
OA. 31. 1816): 2d. April 30, :8i8, Betsey Gallup, of liilling- 
ton. — where he died Oft. 24, 1822. 
63,^ Nathaniel Lord, bora .%ag. 91, ido8 ; anm'd. 634. Banillai Brown, 
bapt. Sept. 13. i8f a : n'd Lncy M. 3arpec. of Somen ; lived at Rock- 
▼ille. 635. Rhoda. bapt'd Sept 13. 1812. 636. Gilbert, bora la May 
1814 : lived at LibeTtji-ille. Lake Co., lU. 637. Aaron Baraca. bapt*d 
Feb. T. 18x7 ; died May 15. 1817. 

— 336 — 

JONATHAK*. {BarziUal^, dorge^. fonah^. Maiiheu^, was bom 
Sept. 21, 1783; married Nancy Lord. Feb. 18. 1813. 

63F. Nancy Lord, bora Aug. 94. 1S14. unm*d. 639. Mary Hyde, April 
s8. 1S18 ; 3d wife of Richard Pratt, of Hartford. 64a Jonathan Bntlcr, 
Feb. 91. 1891. 641. Emily Coraelia. Ang. :6, 1893; m'd to William C. 
Raaaom. 649. George .^iign»tna, July 16. 1897. 64.V Henry Bdwin, 
July I. 1831 : went to Illinois. 

— .^5« — 

Andrew*, i Aw/VrA\ Benjamin^ horn July 24. 1771 ; married 

Mrf. LrciNDA (Millkr) Hudson, (widow of Elias), at Lyme, 
June 2fs. 1796. 

644 Manraret. b. in 1^17 ■. 4. Sept. t6. i8.^v 645. Harriet, in 1S19. 

— 3.W — 

RiCH.^KP Pearson*. (Josiak*, BtNJamin% was bom Aug. 30. 

1775: married Maky Phillips. 0<fl. 2S, 1796; died at Lyme, 
Jan'y 22. 12*35. Maky was bom in 1779: died April 28. 1858. 
64^. .\xr»REW. 647- Richard P.. bora July 10. I ?99. 648. Polly. OA. i. 

iSoi 649. JosLVH k. 650. Joel. ^51. Abel. Feb. 97. 1810. 659. 

Peter. I>ec. 95. »«f.t. 655. Frances Fidelia, .\pril 11. 1617. 654. John 

-35«- 
r.rNicE*. {/osia/t\ Bcn/amt/r*), born Feb. 26, 1786; was mar- 

ried to C\lvin-' Banninc;. (William*. John* » >). 

Knnicc. Matilda. Lynda Mvra. Albert. William, m'd Lncy Lay. 

— 359 — 

JnsiAH*. (/osiahK Benjamin^), bora Aug. 26. 1789: married 

LiRANCY Tinker : lived at Bethany. Genesee Co. N. Y. 

655. Charlcf. 656. Sarah. (Mrs. Burke). 657. Mao* Ana, bora Nov. 
II. i3i7 : md March 14. i^^ to Blijah Prentice Rogers. 



Beckwiik yVMn 37 

-.360- 
PH(SBe*. {Nick0las\ Benjamiti^, Jonak\ Mattkeufl), was mar- 
ried in I79t to R08WELI.* Peltoh, (Henry*- Thomas*, Henry*, 
SamneP. John*), who was bom in 1763. 
Mary, t. Nov. 1795 : m. to John Rudolph ; d. Odt 1865. John. March to, 
itoo : m'd mt, Lydia Beach . ad. Mary A. Oxlej. George AlUa. May 
I, 180a : ni*d Martha Britt : d. Jane 10. i8Sa. Hopestead, Aaf . 15, 
ifiQS : d. Sapt. 13. 1809. Tliomafi. April 10. 1807 : d. In 1854- 

-36i — 
Joel*. (Abncr^, Philips, JoHak\ Maithrjfi), is known to have 
had a sou : — 

^s8. Monti LUON. 

— 362 — 

lR.\«. (Abne¥^, PMlip^, /onak^, Maiikra^), was bom Aug. 19, 
X78oat Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; married May 13, 1800 
Caty Ann* Fuller. (Michael.* Isaac*), whosemother was Mary 
Ann Sessions). Caty Ann died Sept. r8, 1859. Ira died 
Jan*y 29. 1861. 
659. Samaatha. be. April 97. iSoi ; di. Hcb. 3. 187s : vnm*d. 660^ Jane. 
July a6, ib03 : m'd to Jeremiah Van 0»traad ; d. Sept. 27, 1873. 661. 
MAav. 662. RaA. 663. John Aikix. 664. Thomaa Tobiaa, July 
14, iSii . nnni*d. 665. Caty Ann, July a|, 1813 : a daufhtei Mrs. Caty 
Ann (Steever) Vandecar. 666. .\aNBR laA 667. Michael. July a, 
1817 ; unin'd. 668. Marfaret, July 5. 1S19 ; ni*d to WilUan Van Voor- 
his 669. Anrine. .^ua- la, 1823; d. Dec. 3, 1825. 

-364- 
Isaac*, (Gcorgi^, Philips, fmah^, Afatihcu^,, bora about 1760;- 
drowned iu Karmington River. 

67a Dbxjamtx. 671. Chloc, ni*d to Joshua Moaes ; children, Mary and 
Richard. 672. Isaac. 

— 367- 
JOH.v*. ((7«w/y^, PkiNf>^,Jottak*, Matihm^i of Burlington, (if 
compilers err not), was he who married Roxana I^ttiboke, 
(daughter of Capt. Abraham and Mercy). She was bora 1782, 
died KS4S. [This statement rests on inference from a few faAs 
and should be taken with some caution.] 
673 Huron : wife Bmelinc. 674. Mrs. Harriet Case. 673. Mrs. Amo- 
ret Perry. 676. CalisU. b. in 11^4 : m'd to Dr. John Wilson ; d. at Oak 
Creek, Wis., Miirch 3. 1864. 677- LrxK. 67^. Clamssa Annk. 

— 373 — 
Polly*, {Tkoma!^, Pkihy, Jonak*, Mattkeu^), bora in 1770; 



3S Bcckw'tk Notes 

was nurried ist, to Thomas Yale ; id, to Adnah Hart ; .died 

in April 1795. 
Gad wad Folly Yale. Rosaaa Han. 

— 374 — 

John*. {Thomas^. PkUipK /oHalfl, Maitkeu^, bora in 177a at 

East Haddam : married Amy Bartholomew ; lived at Whig* 
▼ille : he died Nov. 8, 1806. Amy was bora in 1771, and died 
Nov. 4, 1816. 
679. CHArNCBY. 680. Amy. 681. Asa. 68a. Bnos. 665. John, of 
Saadaaky, had three children. 684. Bmbunb. 

— 375 — 

Clarissa*. ( Thoma^, Pkilipi^, /omak^, MaUkeuP). was bora in 

1773. probably at East Haddam ; was married in 179) to Timo- 
thy Andrews, (son of Samuel) ; removed in 1815 to one of the 
six towns in Ohio named Liberty ; died Sept. 181 7^ Timothy 
married again, and died Aug. 37, 1840. 
Bledia. b. Jan'y 19. 179s ; m. to Grove Webatcr. Lyman. May 10. 1796 ; 
m'd Percy (?) M. Vlainr. Timothy, April is, 1798 ; m*d Rath-Piahcr. 
Clarisiia. Dec. a^. i8ou : m*d to John Goodrich. Anmu April so, 1804 ; 
m'd to Luther Dody. Flora, July 4. 1808 : m'd to Alcsaader Shattsck. 
Wella. t. at Wurthinfton. Oliio. in 1816 (?) ; d. aboat tSaa. 

-376- 
Thoma!!^. (TtiomMs"*, Philips, /onak\ Maitkevfi), bom in 1775 ; 
married H\nnah^ Hamlis. (EbenezeH*>. James^), who was 
born in 177.1^. Thomas died in 1819. 
6A5. Polly. 6i6. Braatui. 687. Urania. 688. Hanrey. 689. Thomaa. 
690. Hamlin. 

— 377 — 

Harvi:\'«. (Tkomaf', Philips, fomah^, MaitkeuP) bom in 1782 ; 

married Sallv Fuller, (bom in 1782) ; lived at or near Bur- 
lington. — perhaps at Canton. 
691. Ix>T. 693. Mary. 693. Harvey, had children.. 694. Phcub. 

— 379 — 

Pl/ivbl*. ( Tkoma^, Philips, JomaliP, MatikeuP), migbt have 

been bora in 17H4: married Amna Phck, (daughter of Daniel 
Peck and Eunice Russell); removed to town of Nelson, north- 
eastern comer of Portage Co., Ohio. Anna was bom Nov. 22, 
1 7 Hi, at or near Burlington. Children in order of birth : — 

69s Ralzaman. '696. Caroline, married to Aaahel Foolc (h. 7-16-1804). 
697. Thomas. 69P. Wulaton. 699. Polly. 700. John. 701. Flavel, 
m'ti UliM Hudnutt. 702. Seth. 7u.v Ann. 704. Gay. 705. WelU. 



Beckwiik Ndfs 39 

-380- 
AxsA«, (7%oma^, PkUip^, JamaH^, Maiikeu^, bora ia 1786 ; 
married to Calvin Corkwbix ; dkd Sept. 3, 1862. 
Almeria B. Honcc IW0 daathterm. 

-38«- 
ABNSR^ {Abtur*^ William^^ JatuUi^^ MaiikeuP)^ periiaps wms 

the corporal of 1777 who served under Col. Brastua Woleott and 

Capt. Martin Knedand ; probably he who married Feb. a8, 1782 

Mrs. Haknah Comstock, of Montville. 

706. Abner, died at tea Feb. 8^ 1809. ated tweatj-foar yean. 

— 39« — 

Stephen*. {Jtmaikati^ «, /oAffS *), was bora in 1763 ; married 

Hannah York, of Voluntown. (danghter of Amos York and 
Lucretia Miner) ; went to Wyalvsing, Bradford Co., Penn. ; to 
Yates Co.. N. Y. ; died at Lodi Plains. Waahtenaw Co.. Mich., 
Aug. 30, 1830. 

707. Grace Stricklsad. 1796 ; tiviaa. aaai., ia 1876U 708. MtNsa Yoax. 
709. Dakibl Washington. 710. Eebeco^ had a tea, Stcphca Beck- 
with Ayrtfl. Other children. 

— 39a — 

Absalom*, (Absalom^^ Oliver*^ faku^ % married Ang. 27, 1767 

LVDIA HAYNBa. 
711. XaBNK. 71a. Naomi, ni*d to Nalhaa Attya. 713. Abaaloai. 

— 393 — 

JBDID1AH«, ( William^, (Hivtt^, Jokn^ <), baptised at New Lon- 

don, Jan*y 31. 1738-9: married Eunice Smith, (a danghter of 
Nehemiah and Betty) ; died Idarch 12, xBoi, *'aged 64,'* if his 
headstone at East Lyme tells truly. Proofs, as to wife and son, 
may change this statement, though no better can now be made. 
714. JBDIDIAH. Probably others. 

— 395 — 

Jesse*, (/»i€*, Oliver^, faku^*), bora April 14. 1753; married 

March 24. 1777 Esther* SMirn. (Nathan*. Benjamin*, Francis', 
Richard', John') ; he was living at Salem, Conn., in June 1840. 
(Esther's mother was Elisabeth Sterling). 

713. Israel. Others. 

— 398 — 

Andrew*, (AHdrew\ Richard^, /oka^ *), married Dec. 31, 1799 

Sally Morse, of Alstead ; removed to state of New York. 
716. Thaakfnl, b. April 17, iSoi. 717. Geoite, Dec. 18. 1S03. 71S. Phi- 



40 BeckTviik Notes 

hmder. Feb. 7, 180&. 719. Amos, Dec. 10, 1807. 79& Naacy, Nov. 3, 
1809. Tat. Ashbel CadwcU, Dec. 10, 1811. 

Bbnj.\min Brooks*, (Amdreu^^ Rickarth^ Jokn^ *), bom June 
10, 1786 at Alatead ; married Joanna Chapin abont 1807; died 
July 10. 1831. Joanna (daughter of Justna Cbapin and Mar- 
tha Taylor) bom at Alateui. May 32, 1786, died Feb. 19, 1856. 
792. Alfr^. born March 25, 1808 ; in*d Rachecl Speldina, Jvlj is, 1899. 
7^ Onnda, May 8, 1810 ; m'd to Richard Kimball Metcalf. 724. Oli- 
ver, April 11, 1816. 725. Silaa, Nov. 1. 1818. 728. Rispah Field, A|Mril 
95, i8ai : m'd to Georye SiewaaL 727. Bdna, May 6, 1826 ; m*d to 

John H. A. Young. 

— 400 — 

B£Z.\LSEL*, (.4ndrcw\ Richard}^ Jahn^ ^, lived at Acworth ; 
married Lin'd.\ Grout; died in 1824 ; his body atolen. 

7j8. Nancy, d. y. 799^ Harvey, d. y. 730. Nathaniel C, married 

Fanny M. Barker. 

— 406 — 

Hannah*, (Abc^^ Richarth^ Jokti^ *), bom Dec. 4, 1762 ; mar- 
ried Feb. 7. 1781 to Thomas Howard; died at Marlow, May 
14. 1801. Thomas bom June 22, 1757 at Lyme, died Aug. 22, 
1842 at Marlow. 

Nathan. Tuomat, 1784. Phoebe. Martin. Daniel, 179a Fann?. 
Jonjtrtan, Dec. 29. 1798 ; m'd Lncretia, dan. of Jason (498 ». Brvin. 

— 410 — 

AMY', (Jjhi^ * < *), bora at New London, June 23, 1747 ; mar- 
ried Jan *y 22, 1769 to Daniel Howard. 

Naojii, bom Got. 30, 1769. Jo^hna, Feb. aa, 1771. John, Dec. 1, 1774. 
Natnan, May a6, 1777* Daniel, April 11, 1779. Lacy, Feb*y 23, 1781. 
Hlizibem, Jan'y 13, 1783. Amia, Sept 23, 1787. 

— 412 — 

NoAH^ (/okH^^^% bom at New London, Sept. 18, 1752; 

married Asna Brooks, July 8, 1773 ; she died, then a widow, 

Oa. 12, i6i2, at Waterford. 

731. LucaKTiA. 73a. Nojiii, b. O^ 10, 1775. 733. Richard, Sept 15. 

>777 '• pr«>b. m'd Freelove, dan. of Joseph and Sally Smith, and had 

eigiit children. 734. Blixabeth, Sept. 16, 1779 715- John, Nov. 98, 

17^1- 7.0- Fnoebe, Feb. it, 1784. 737. Charles, Feb. 18, 1786. 738. 

Siias. Feb 14, 1788. 

— 413 — 

John*, (John^ * > '), was bom at New London, Sept. 10, 1754 : 

mirried Hasnah D.\rrow, (daughter of Elder Zadock), Jan *y 



Notes 41 

27, 17S0: died Nov. 23, 1820. Hansiah bom Aug. 24, 1758, 
and died May 3, 1836. [John's mother, Blxzabsth (Dabt), 
died Feb. 26, 1798, aged eighty years.] 

[Daniel Rofera, hit tiiefal Icfcr, or his eopicffm ■ooMwhat eoofoMd the 
Bliniiis. Deacon Johns, sad Hjaoabs of his time ; whence the now need- 
less doabt at page 24.] 

759. Bbeneser, b. Nov. 4, 178a 74a Follj, Aof. 10, 1782. 741. Han- 
nah, June 5. 1784. 742. Lnclnda, April s6, 1786. 743. John, i-i9>t78B. 

—414 — 
Seth*. (Jokn^ « s <), was bom at New London, Ang. 28, 1756 ; 

married Esther Leach. Nov. 14, 1781. 

744. Hosier, b. (X5l. 16, 178a. 745- Joseph, Jan'jr 93, 1785. 74& Rnaaell. 
Dec. 27, 178S. 

— 415 — 

Frederick*, {/okn^ ^ * *). was bora at New London, Feb. 13. 
1758; married Lvdia Moshbr. April 3, 1783. 
747. Sally. 748. Polly, bom June 11, 1786. 

^418 — 

Calbii\ /ahit> « * <), was bora at New London, Dec. 16, 1763 ; 
married Joanna Bbbbe in 1788. 
749. Csltfb, ho. Nov. 4. iT^ ; m*d Hither, (b. 1787), danifhter of William 
Berbe ]r. And Hannah Lester. 750. Nancy, March 3, 1791. 751. John 
I^laml, Aug. 21, 1793. 759. Dentson. SepL 27, 1795. 

— 419 — 
Elisha*, (Eli'ska^, JakM* * *), bora at Waterford in 1761 ; mar- 
ried Gk.^ce Leach ; died Ang. 27, 1833. Gracb (a sister of 
HsPHHR) was bora in 1763 ; died Odt. 6, 1849. 
753. Nicholas, d. y. 754- jMob, Jnly 9, 1794 : <i- Feb. 97. 1864 ; nnmU 
755. Manamkii. 756. Calkb Raymond. 757. NIchohw, ni*d Bmily 
Hart, tif PitLnbunr ; two children died early. 758. Sarah. 759^ Bth- 
elin«la. m'd ui Andrew Majrnard ; nine children ; no grandehildren.— 
760. Charlotte. m*d to Solomon Roaeis. 761. Irene, m'd to Pascal 
Touriiiey. 763- Mary, m'd tu Hiram Caverly, of Waterford. 

— 420 — 

J.\soN^, {£/is/ta\ lokH^ « % born at Waterford in 1764 ; mar- 
ried Euzaueth Ckocker, May 19, 1785: died Feb. 18. 1821. 
lie was a soldier in 1781 under Gen. David Waterbnry. 
763. Blisha. b. OA. 24, 1786 : m'd ist, Lucy Rogers, (b. 1792, d. 1817) ; 
9cl. ... Ikrebc ; d. at Lyme, Feb. 98. 1804. 764. Jason. 1791 ; m'd Nao- 
mi Calkins ; d. 1854. 765. David. m*d Sally Pember. 766. Amy 
Ckiickkk. 767. Sally, m'd to SUnton Beckwith. 768. Sabra, m'd to 
Hii^lia Ciiappell. 769. James. 77a Gnrdon. m'd Nancy Dottglan. 
771. Daniel, b. iKaN : m'd ... CliappvU. 



4t Beckwiik N^es 

— 430— 
BxRA*. {Eliskc^, HiMikia^, Joseph^ *), married twice ; loet at 
aea in I too. Amon; children of his aeoond wife wai : — 
77s. BMaifA 

—431 — 
A]fNA«. (EiisAa^, /feukioM./asip^ *), was married in.1788 to 

John Murdoch Lkb (aon of Bliaha). He waa bomabont 1766 
and died Sept. 6. 1829. 
' J«aBC7. ( kn. Perkim), V 1789. l&dutfd Thcodofc, mM Amelia Mor- 

gan. BUtha.- Orlando. Httati«|t<Ni. Bdwia. SeriHaa. folia. 

Jnlia. {Urs. «altes). Ffaates, (Mrs. Biabtf^). 



Nathan*. (:^lvamm^, HeMektak^, foupk^^, aerved in'Dntch- 
e«8 Co. cavalry, (New York Militia), in eveiy grade from lieu- 
tenant to lieutetiaht-colonel, 1867-ao ; married lat, Buzabbth* 
Gale, (Joaiah*. Joaeph*. John^ Abel*, Bdwardi). of Stamford, 
(whose mother was Rachael Mead) ; ad, in hia old age, Maei- 
btta^ Pblton, (Hexekiah*, Ithamar*/ John* >, Samilel^ John), 
who was born in 1806. Nathan died in 1865 set. eighty:aeven 
years. His children were of .lH»th jnarriagea. 

773. JosiAH Gals. 774. Lewis. . 775. Gcoive. 776. WiUiaai. 
. 777. Bliis, b. 1806. 778. Nsihaa B. .OUwis. 

— 439 — 
EzEKiKL Brockway*<, (^Vb/Atfjt*, fob^, Naikamiel^ *), baptised 

at Hadlyme, OdI. 25, 1761 ; married Jane Bbckwith, Odt. 35, 

1 773. (See No. 226, page 28). 

—441 — 

JOB«, (Natkat^, /ot^, Nathaniel *), baptized at Hadlyme, Oft. 

25, 1761 ; married March 23. 1780 Mbhbtabbl' Champion, (Is- 
rael*. Henry', Thomas*. Henryi) ; waa a captain of militia. 
779. Anns, bora Nov. 15. 1784 ; died Uwxch ss, (or 26), 1785 (er 1786). 

Elisiia*. (Eiiska^ l^aihamiel^ * }l. bom July 24^ 1764; proba- 
bly married Lucy Bbbbe, Dec. is, 1793. 

78«>. Hlisha. 781. Charles; slup-bnikkr ; went to Sooth G{^rolina« 
78a. tvc\'. 783. Hbksy. 784. Betsey, m'd to |oho Tacker. 

' -p^ Clark. ' ' 

. « • • • 

— 457 — 
Martin*. {Jabe:*, N^ikaniet^ « «). bom at Lempater April 28, 
X780 : married TlRZAH Juoo ; died aged nearly one hundred. 



Bidtwiik N^Us 43 

796i Hiraoi. 7*7* Ttmh. 7ML Hover. 7^9. BUMbcUi. 

— 459— 

Warrrn*. (Mfes*, Nmikmrniel^^^ married Statira RsDonro 

in 1S05. She was daughter of ThoiBaa, of Middleboio. Maes. 
7901 ChAfIcA, Oi'd Faaay WetlflMa. 791. JoMph Wanvp. 

79t. Ladada. «'d to OmtIm Ugaill Tas* Aloam. 791. Sarah. 
719s. Harriet 796^ Sitaa L. 797- FeaMia. 

-460- 
BvROiH, (ATij^, Naikmmiii^ > •), bom ai Lcmpater, liaieh 24. 
1781 ; married Cawdac^ Huro. (p. 27). June 4, 1806 ; died in 
1859. Candacb was bom June 7, 1781 ; living in 1880. 
79B. Laoian, bom 1808. 799. Blrin, 1811. 80a DIaaa, 181J. 
lloi. Harriet, iSi4 8oe. BaMUae, 1818 

— 461- 

Betrubl*. (NUe^. Na i k sm i ii ^ * *)• bom Jnne 1781 at Lemp- 

ster ; married Buzabbth Davu, June 180S ; abe died Ang. 11. 

1809 : he married ad, her aiater IIaroarst, (bom in 1791, died 

in 1843): hediedOdt. 10, f83i. 

fk>3. Bcthnet Oavia, b. Aag. 19, 1809 ; 4. T o w aa ea d , Man, i8m ; aaai. 

804. SaloMm, 1816; d. 1835. 80s. Lacj. ai'd 183910 Raaaom TUM, of 

Slatcravillc. R. I. 808. JOMif Bm^AMUi. 807. Choriotto, i8a8-i8#S. 

8o9. llaUlda, oi*d to OUver laaMa, oT Slatctsrille. 809 Ai«aaU 

Amaada, m*d Jaljr s. i8|9 to JaoMa Fariey Spaldiag . of Walpole. N. H. 

81U. Nclaon B.. ai*d Haaaah Maria Spaldiag. at Alatcad, Sept*r 13, 

1838. 81 1. Uaat. ai*d Blim Oaria. 8it. Betaej. ai'd to R. Daria ; 

ad, to iHaac Lovclaad. 

— 47« — 
Stbphsn«, (Jaup^ «, Natkamufi •), bora Jan'y 3, 1759 ; mar- 
ried Elizabbth Drakr, of Long laland, July to, 1779 ; died 
Feb. 6, 1828. 
813. Rebecca, b. Jaae 4, 1780 ; prob. fli*d to Aouaa Spa a cet, 0€L 14, 1799, 
814. Prodence. 815. Hlia. A cbild bom aad died ia 1785. 

-489- 
Baruch^, {Samtte^, Naikanki^^ /akti^. NaikanUfi)^ was bom 

at East Haddam, Aug. 24, 1781 ; married Blizarsth KBSSfBV. 

(daughter of William), Dec. 1806 ; was a Baptiat clergyman ; 

preached at Palmyra. Le Roy, and Albion ; died Nov. 10, 1869 

at Albion. Elizabbth l>ora Sept. 19, 1787, died Sept. a, 1877. 

816. KMMA B. 817. WiLUAM. 

—490— 

Samcei/. {SamHeP". Na/kamici*, /okt^, Naikamiei^, was bora 



44 Bickwiik Notes 

at Bast Haddam, July 50, 1783 ; married Lois Spbsccbe ; died 
at Palmyia, N. Y., Not. 9, 1839. Lois waa fe-narricd to Ste- 
phen Poet, and her nephew, Rev. Wilaon Beckwith| married her 
daughter Mary Post. Of this, more at another page. 

—491 — 
Nathaxxbl Mayitss*, (Samui^^ MUkamiel^. Jokti^^ Naikam- 

iefl), was bom OdI. 13. 1785 ; died at Palmyra, April 25, 1839. 

He married Minbrva Nyb, (dan^liter of Nathaniel, of Pittt- 

ford), who was bom in 1797 ; died April 6, 1821 ; 2d. Sophia 

C. BcncHABD, (daughter of Bsra. of Limt). who died Aug. ii, 

1838. Nine children,-* aix names known. 

Si A. 8amnel Otcsr. bora iSiS ; died April 3, 1781. S19 Cynthia. iSao : 

d. Feb. I. 1835. Saa SCtaenrm, 1827 ; d. Jaac 9. 18.17. 821. Ksthsa- 

iel, d. 7. S2a. jAXis Busckasd. S23. Jsac. d 7. 

NAO)(I^ (S^mueP Naikamiei^, Jokn\ NathamieP), bora Nor 
22. 1787 ; married to Johm Chobcb, of Gorham ; died at Hope- 
well, OnUrio Co,, N, Y. 

SylnuiiA Sophia. Minerva. John. Bliaa, m'd to Bmory Bailey. 

— 494 — 
Gbobgb^, (Samitei*, Naikamiei^^ John^, Natkamei*), born OA. 
17, 1790; married Ang. 20, 1814 Roth Matson* Clabk. (Gar- 
don\ Nathaniel* >, John«. Lieat. William^) ; died at Palmyra. 
Dec. 2. 1868. Ruth bora at Lyme, Feb. 2, 1793 ; died at Pal- 
myra, Jan. 30. 1 88 1. Her mother was Ruth* Sill, (Joseph* * \ 
John^). 

824. AlfKB SOPRIA 825. CATBARI!fB MaTSON. 826. BUTB AKBLIA 

827. Geofvc Whiiefteld, bora Nor. i6, 1831 : died Ang. 1S32. 

— 495 — 
^oBOTHy^ {Samuefi, Naikaniei^^ /okm*, Natkamiefl). was bora 

June 15. 1792 ; married at Bast Hsddam to Wblls Akdbbsok.; 
removed to Palm3rra ; died at Chicago in 1883. 
GeoffgeW. Bdwia McKce. Bobcrt Henry. JnliaB. 

-496- 

Akxb*, {Simuefi, Naikamiei*, /oAb*. NatkanieP), bora April 
II. 1797; was married Dec. 20, i8i8to Albbascdbb McIktybb. 
at Palmyra ; died Aug. 20, 1855. Or. McIktybe bora OA. 14. 
1792; died July 22, 1859. 

Bliaa Ann. b. March 14. 1820 ; m'd to William Perry Lamtoa. Alesaa- 



Beekwiik NoUs 45 

dcr. b. wtA d. itt itst. Dc WHt CliaiKMi,^ov. 9, 1816 ; d. lUy 15. 18615. 
SAmacl Beckwith* of Albipo, Nor. i, iBoB. 

— 497 — 
Sophia*, (Samne^^ Naikaniei^^ l^kf^, Naikauiefi)^ by one ac- 
count died March 7, 185a, aged thtfty-two years. She was mar- 
ried in 1830 to Rev. Jbtum PosTsa. 

LottiM. Sophia, died ia 1856k 

-498- 
Jaso.v^. (Ekasar\ Damiel^, Joiepi^t Naikamiei^). was bom in 
1767 at Lyme ; married at Marlow, Pucub Millbr. who died 
Feu. 2. i.Sio: ad. Melicbkt Kittbbogk; he died at Marlow, 
July 34. iH)0. 
Mr Lucretu. b. July la 1800; ai*d to Jonathan Howard (p. 40). 
M9. Tauman. S30. Orpha. 180H; d. 183 j 831. MAriLoa. 
s.^i. Ixwift O., 1816 ; d. Jan'j as, 1845. 

— 499 — 

Carounc^, (Eleazaf^^ Daniei^, Joupk^, Naikamkl^ bom July 

S. 1769 : a-as married Feb. i, 1786 to Johno M.arvin, (John' * *, 

Reymld^^ Eda-ard>) ; died at Sorry. N. H.. April la, 185a. 

JuH.v born Dec. 15. 1763 at Lyme; died Niu*. 15. 1807 atSunry. 

Seih. h. 17%. Esther. 1788. Lelaad, Jaly 31, 17^9. Jamea, 1791 ; died 

III ii^.ty Shepard, Jan'y is. 1793. Nehcmiah, 1791 ; d. 1807. Rich- 

ar 1. .Sw-p: 7. 1796 ; d. Feb. 3, 1879. John, May ji. 17^ Mary, iteo ; 

(1. S.ir. 1S97. Ranaom, Jane it. i8oa ; d. (M, >. ih^i. 

— 506 — 

J jH.v\ \^Am}s^ Daniel^, Joseph^, Naikankl^), was bora OA. la, 
i7«s^; married Matilda Sh.\w, March xi, iSai. 

633. l>3do!«kA. m'd to Rufiu D. Wilson. 834. H ja. Corydon. d. at Hiat- 
laiid Park, 111., Auff. I5, 1890. 833. Gen. .Ajio^ d. UJt a6, 1894. 
^.;6. Laura, m. to Uarid Joy. 837. Daniel NearcU. 838. Tmaua. 
t(>i. John. tt4o. Henry. 841. ILatc. ^42. Sarah. 

[50y and 510. No DASfiBL or RuFUS of wh jui anything is thus 
tiir i^nown iiere could have been son of Tires, It was intended 
ij place KCFUS (provisionally) in the famny of A.vorbw (176} ; 
Dji. nothing yet learned warranta such arrangement, — and, in 
snjri. two good numbers were wasted at page 29.] 

Rr.3£jw.A'*, Ura'\ D.xnieh, Joseph^ ^ l/atkatiiel'U was married to 
Bkla Ht'MruREV, of Sutton, Vt. 
HirH.n Electa. Hannah. Abel. Ira. Mcrab. Foni more dauahtera. 



46 Beekwitk Notes 

— 517 — 

Davibl*. {ira\ Damiei^^ Josepk\ Ndikamiel'), married Lucix - 

DA Orcutt ; lived at West Burke, Caledonia Co., Vt. 

843. Nmicj. 844- SilM. 845. Charlec 8«& Kiry. 847. Jaac. 
848. Geofye. 849. AUmb. 850. Btbridfe. 8si. Bttelle. 

— 5x9 — 

STEPRE2f«, {/pa\ Dimiei^, /osepk^ Naikamiefi), bom April 19, 

1802 ; married Cynthia Osgood. Nov. ai, 1850; died April 8, 
1877. Cynthia was bom May 9, 1805 ; died Nov. 19, 1889. 
Sst. Ira Alowo, b. Feb. 18, i8ii ; d. 06L 3, 1893. QsS- Bhslinb H. 
854. Oliver H., Maj 11, 1856: «aai*d.-« 835* Nblub E. 8561 Diaa- 
tha C. Jaa*7 13, i848iii*d to Williiiai Westncy, of ScotUad, Coaa. 

— $21 — 

Abigail*, (/m*. Damiel^, /csepJfi, NaikanUP), was married to 

John Ladd. of Sutton, Caledonia Co. N'. 

Anguftttf. Rllea. Asra Oicar. Maria. 

JARBD*. (/nr*. Danieh, Joseph^, NaikanieP), a soldier of i8ia ; 
married Lucy Binghah. 

857. Silaa. asS. JocL 839. WillUa. 860. Lydia, (Mra. Grimei), 
of Spriogfteld. Windsor Co.. Vt. 86x. Milan. 

— 583 — 

AxD8^ (Amyn* Daniel, Jostpk^^ NiihinUl!^, bora in 1785; 
married Matilda Beckwith, (No. 831) ; died Feb. 6, i860. 
862. Charlotte. m*d to Joseph P. Spalding ; dan. Harriet m'd to Blbridge 
Phelps, of Marlow. 863. Amon. 864. Phcebe. 863. Sarah. 
866. Harriet 867. Matilda. 868. Oliver P. 869. Mtndwell. 
87a Mary L. 87Z. BUfen A. 

-5*6- 

Ckarleh\ {AmofC*, Dattiel^, Joseph^, NaihanUt^\ ; bis wife*s 
name was Mindwbll .... 

872. Lorenxo F.. bom April 2a. 1813 ; died March 28, 1816. 

— 53» — 

Lexuel*. (Reui^H^, Asa*, Joseph*, Natkamiefi), in 1816 mar- 
ried Elizabeth Hicks ; weut in 1832 to Tbayendanegea. Ont. 

873. Sanford W., of Cobden, 111. Others. 

— 533 — 

Xel80X«, {Reuhen}, Asa*, fosepk}, Nathaniel), married Eli- 
nor W. Keyes (bora in Kova Scotia); lived for some years each 
side of 1S60. at East Troy. Walworth Co., Wis. : went to Mich- 



BtdtwUk Notes 47 



igin. — perhaps to Oceana Co., — and died in that State. [Liv- 
ing descendants of Asa*8 sons are nnmerons and widely dis- 
psrssd. bat m'>re interest has been felt here in Asa himself and 
his tme place in Beckwithry than in them.] 
874. Alaasoa. bom 1850 ; manied Caroliac Waters, of Bast Troj, Jan. 39, 

18S0 ; ad, MiM Qnackenbash : lives at Bcnooa, ICi^. 875. BUcn, 

ai*d to Lttdns Moody. 876. George, aboat 1845. 

— Sl^ — 
LuassDA', {Simuei^, /amsM^ ^ •, Mziikew'^, bom at Goshen, 

Oft. 18, 1777; mirried Mireh 15, i703toJOH!f Richaeds; in 
1807 remdved to Phelps, Ontario C).. N. Y.; in 1819 to Aahta- 
C3., Ohio; in 1817 to Braceville, Tmmbnll Co. ; died in 1855 
or 1856. John died Ang. 25, 183a. 
.\lftoii, b. jaly la. 1796. Georfc W., .April ai, 17911 Stilj Almin, Dsc . 
8. I799-. Miry, Dec. 1, i8ji. BleAi, Feb. 10. 1803. Samael Sack- 
cit, Nov. 7, 1804. John CUtaacey. July 6, 180S. liolt BoieUac, Jane 
a9, 1809. Abigail, Sept 19, 181 1. X«arenda, ScpC ^, 1813. Chester. 
OA. a7, 1817. Alphens Aarora, Aag. S4, i8jo. 

[It it learned from family reeord that Ira, seooad child of SaMuaL* aad 
Lots, was bom Sept i8, 1779, aad died Miy 18, i8Sa Also, that Lois aran 
dittf hter of Dwid^ Winchell aal L>i» HUl ; and, with leas thaa certaiaty, 
that her older aaceatora were David^ * '• Robert'.] 

— 537 — 

Lois^ (Sim'isfi, /am:s^*^, Afiitkew^. was bom Jnly 28, 1781 ; 

married to Sauubl Oviatt. Nov. 29, 1798; removed in 1802 to 

Braceville; died Miy 19, 1857. Saxu£l born Mayas, 1779; 

died July 29, 1844. 

^imuel. b-irn Dsc. aa. I79>. Motea Lymin, Mtrch 30, 180a. Loia, 

Feb 2t, i8j|. Lncretia. Jane la, 1806. Julina, March la. 1808. Jamei 

M. B., Jane 3, 181a. Silly. MArch ai. 1813. Hiaaah, Jnly 10, 1817. 

Lncina. Dec. 4. 1825. 

— 538 — 

ALXIRA^ (52alv«/>,/aMJl^*^ AftMeu^-). bom April 23. 1783 : 

mirried Nov. 24, 1834 to Isaac Pisrce Ingrakasc ; died Aug. 
13, 1S72. Isaac P., sjn of Isiic Inj^raham and Ricbael Hick- 
O.X. was bora at North Branford, July 24, 1781 ; moved to Oan- 
by. Tompkins Co., N. Y. in 1815: to Braceville about 1823; 
died April 10, 1846. 
Rachael Bmslinc, born at Gjahea. Dec. a. iJo>. Samael Pierce, OA. 

15. iSii. liiaac H&rvey. at Danby, S^pt. 17. 1617. Hanry Willis. 

Ang 3$, i8a.v 



48 Beckwitk N$Us 

—539 — 
Lydia', (SfffiJMl*. Jawus^^ ^ *, Maiikeuf)^ born Dec. 7, 1784 ; 

mtrriod OA. 18, 1803 to Abnbr* Hinxait (Phincas*, SunneH, 

Bdwafd* 1) ; he was born at Goahen, Jnne ao, 1781, and died at 

Olean. Cattarangns Co., N. Y.. Jan'y 26. 1815. Ltdia was 

married July 9, 1818 lo Bphbaim Taylor, of Pbelpa, — bom in 

1766. died Dec. 2, 1831. She died OA. 10. 1880. 

Bnstat. bora O^ 9, i8o|. Willis, A«v. 99, 1806. Cliamioejr, Jaa'y 5, 

1808. |«1ia Ana, Dec 94, 180^ Chmrlotlc, Dec 16, iSii. I^r^ia. 

Aflf. 6, 1813. 

— 541 — 

AN.^f A* (Zeckariah^, fame^ « », Maiikeufl), bom at Bristol, July 

5, 1786; married to CaKSTsa Lnwis; died June 24. 1833. 

Almoa. Anna. 

— 5420 — 

EuNiCB^. (Zuhariak^. fawu^ ^ >, MaitkeW*), bom at Bristol, 

Feb. 20, 1 791 ; married Sept. 14, 1814 to Rev. Irkmus^ Atkins, 

(iamneH, Thomas', Benoni*, Thomas*) ; died at Bristol, about 

1876. Irsmus was born Nov. 15, 1792 ; ontlived his wife. 

Blcanor Bnnicc, b. Jane 96, iSis ; d. If arch 3, 1S18. Colnmbns Ireaas. 

March 14, 1817 ; d. March 6. 1818. Ireaaa Colanibaa, Jaly 4, 1819 ; d. 

Dec. 13, 1834. Raaice Bleoaor, Dec t6, i8at ; d. March 8, i8a6. Bv- 

lina, April 7, 1895. Andrew Fnller, OA. 19, 1898. 

— 543 — 

Dasa*. (Zeckariak*, fame^*\ Maitkeu^. born April 18. 1793 

at Bristol ; married Odt. 3, 18 17 Esthbr Cowlbs' Richards, 
(Selah^ Samnel*. Thomis**, John*. Thomas*); died July 31, 
1869. Esther C. bora Feb. 13, 1798 ; died July 4, 1858. 

877. Mary Cithirinr b. Feb. 3. iSaj; d. Jan*y 9^ 1S15. 8;! HB.^av 
879. Geoifc, 1896 ; d. 7. 88a Lacy, Jaae 93, 1897. 

— 548 — 

Philakdrr Sidnrv^, (Zechariak*, fame^ « *, MattkiTufi), born 
at Bristol, July 13, 1806; married Bbuscda H. Gridlby ; died 

I>^- 9* i935* 
83i. Sidney^PiUjamet, died early. 

— 549 — 

Alfred^, (Davids, M,irvin\ Reymold*, /ame^, Maitken^), was 

born at Wolcott, June 18, 1787 ; went to Oneida Co.. N. Y., in 
1804; married about 1822. at Paris Hill. Dorcas^ Hopkiks, 
(Gideon'*. Setb\ Jabez«. \VilUam^ Thomas* >) ; about 1S37 went 



Noies 49 

to Tioga Co., Penn.; died at liiddlebury, June i, 1841* I>Oft- 

CAS wa« married again, to Alva Myerm, who removed in 1A45 to 

Chautanqua Co., and later to wcateru lUinoia. 

883. ChAoaccy larhaoi, b. at Saoqaoit Spriafs, Nov. Ut 1804 : m*d OA. 

I. ifti^ Aan Van Attdalc. (daa. of iMae), at Prawabma, N. Y.; bad aiz 

children : died at Salt Lake Oty, lUy 10, 1897. Ana b. at Jctaey City, 

May 19. iSjB. 

— 550— 

BEUND.\^ (Davids, Marviw^^ ReymM^, famu^^ Matikiu^, 
born at Wolcott. Feb. t, 1789; married in 1806 to Chauncby 
Ingham, of New Hartford, N. Y.; died at Middlebnry in 1864. 
Ch.wkcrv born in Connecticut in 1784 ; died at Middlebnry 
about 1862. 

Chaancey, bora in 1807 ; died in 1808. 

— 553 — 

Sylvester^ {David^, Marvii^, Reymokh, /amu^, Maiikm^, 

bom at Wolcott, May 11, 1803 ; about 1842 married Mra. Julia 

HuGG, (daughter of John Ivea, of Middlebnry), who died April 

15. 1852 ; 2d, in 1853, Chaelottb HvMBa. (dan. of Jacob), who 

died in 1854 ; he died at Middlebnry, Sept. 15, 1872. 

883- Henry M.. b. 1843- 88|. Jamef Polk, July 10. 1814 ; m'd Melvina 

Dimmick. Feb. 93, i866>; bad ais cbildren. 8Q5. Sylvcater, i8|6; m. 

about 1870 Blisa Ann* Noble. (Ralph Ahimas', Ralph*. Solomon*, Gid- 

eon«. Matthew* *, Thomaiii) ; had three children. 886. Jnlia A.. April 

15. 1848 ; m'd to Blbon Samuel Noble. 887. Hovaid Potter, April 

10, 1854 : m'd Harriet Bertha Mitchell (dan. of Alooio) ; three ch'n. 

— 555 — 
AsAHBL LANB^ (David^, Marsnn^, Rtynold}. Jame^, MatikJ), 

bom at Paris Hill, March 26, 1808 ; married Odt. 22, 1834, at 
Utica. Harriet Angblike' SEVXOtTR (Josiah Hurlbut*, Blias*, 
John« * *, Richard^) : died at Blkhora, Sept. 24, 1873. Harri- 
et A. bom at New Hartford, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1807; now living 
at Utica, infirm in body but of clear mind. Five children bora 
at Chittenango, five at Rome. 

H AKRiET A. '8 known earlieat anceators were William Bemaa, Thoman 
BliM. William Bradley (of Coventry), Thomas Bnckiuffham. William Bull. 
Alexander Carpenter. John Clark (of Milford). Trititram Clark. William 
Comwell. Nicholas Oanforth, Bdward Doty, Jamea Enaifn. John Paunce. 
William Fry. M^itthew Grant. John Heald. Stephen Hoamer, Bphraim 
Hewitt. Simael Humphrey, Thamas Hurlbut Nathaniel Kirtland. . . I>e. 
John Leonard. Tobias Makin. Vincent Msirs. Georfce Morton. William 
Pratt. Thomas Shermin. Eiwjri Shtpmin Georjre Smith. William Smith. 



50 Beckwitk Notes 

lohii Treat. William Wadsworth, Andrew Ward, Joha Walaon. Gov. John 
wcbaier. Jotin Wileoz. 

MB. Albeit Clajton, b. March 14. 1836 , m'd al Blkhoni, April 17, 1870, 
laidore Adelaide" Dickinton, a deaceiidaat off NathaaieP Dickisaon, 
Thomaa' Poater. Robert* Tltwa ; two danvhiera. 889^ Bdward Sey- 
OMivr. 0€L 18, 1857. 89a Charlea Raimond. |nly 191 1839; d. at Dea 
Moinea, Jan'y jo 1894. 891. Capt Gcofve Hcarj. April 12. 1841 ; m. 

' Roae'lU Z. Stowe, March 3, 1864 ; d. at Whitewater, Wla., April is *63. 
89a. Mary Blixabeth. Aof 24, 1843. 893. Lncia Maria, March 15, 1845 ; 
d. at BIkhom. Anz. 31* 1871. 894. Joiiah Blbridge, Dec 10, 1846 ; d. 
at Rome. Feb. 14. 1.S54. 895. Harriet Seymonr, Jaly 15. i8|8 ; m'd to 
John Meaf her, June 5, 1873 ; two children. 896. Prancea Bliaabeth, 
OA. 5. 1850; d. at Rome. Jaa'y 31. 1854. 807. Fred H., Peb. 5, t8S5 ; 
m*d Dec. 14, 1887 Olive Hannah Baton (Harriaon Albeit, Abner). 

— 557 — 
JoEL^. {Harvey^, Marviw^^ Reynold^^ Jame^^ Matikat^, born 

at Southing^ton, Aug. 18, 1791 ; married Bliza Johmson, April 
8. 1814. at Hanrinton ; died Jan'y 22, 1861. Eliza was bom 
at Southington in 1794; died March 11, 1873. 
898. Henry, b. Jan'y 3. 1816 : d. March 15, 1817. 899. Nelaon, March 6, 
1817 ; m'd OA. 9. i8|o Blisabeth Tottle Jonea (b. Peb. 3. 1817. dan. off 
John Bdward and Mary Tnttle) ; d. April aS. 1Q58 ; ch*n, Jane Bllen, 
John Nelson. 900. Jamea Henry, Jnly 15. 1819 ; d. Ana. I7« t8ai. 901. 
Jane Bliia. Any. ^ i8a9 ; d. March 19, 183a. 902. Jamea Ira, Nov. 7. 
1825 ; d. OA. 10, i8a6. 903. Bliaa Jane, Feb. 17. 183a ; m'd lo William 
Spelman : d. Dec. 4. 1904 : aia children. 904. Samnel Valentine, Jan. 
a, 1836 ; m'd Jennie A. Scott ; lives at Winated ; ch'n, Nettie Amelia, 
Lewis Scott, Bdwin Merton. 905. Sarah Adeline (twin), Jan'y 1, 1836 : 
m'd to Rev. Georf e F. Pay ; died in Vermont. May 18, 187a 

-558- 
Orren', (//flrrri',' JA? rrvir*, Reynold^^ Jamc^, Maitkax^^ waa 
born at Southin8;ton, April 15, 1795; married abont 1814 Abi- 
gail* H01S121VGT0N (Solom3n\ Joab*, John' * ^ —but evidence as 
to this line seems needful): died at Morenci, Mich., Jan*y 17. 
1854. Abigail bom March 2, 1797 : died May 13, 1874. 
906. Caroline, b. March 90. 1815 : m'd to Martin Oavia ; one child. 907. 
John. OA. IS, 1817 : d. Dec. 15, 183;. 9081 Alvin Clark. Aug. 9, i8a3 ; 
m. April aS. 1843 Juliette Slnaaer (d. March 18, ii^) ; living at Ithaca. 
Mich., in 190a , ten children. 909. Mary, Aug. 11. 1894 ; m'd Peb. 9. 
1842 to Warren P. Beebe ; d. May 9. 1870 ; four children. 91a Celeii- 
tia, Nov. 19, 1817 ; m'd t. June ao. 185a to Jamea Pier ; a. Ang. 15, i8^« 
to Ira Chandler : d. April 11. 1909. two children. 911. Jane Ann. May 

13. i8ti ; m'd OA. 10. 1847 to Charlea Milea.'of Morenci ; ten children 
919 Eilwin. June 5. 18^16; d. March 15. i8j«A. 911. Marietta, Nov 97. 
i5.)H : m'U to Jacob Statr : d. July 13. iS/) : thiee children. 



B$ekmiik N^Hs $i 

IHA^. {Harve^. Maroim\ Reynold^. Jame^. MaMm^ \>on 

at Sottthington. Aug. 24. f 801 ; married July 3, 1815 at Oppen- 

heini. K. Y., Emzabbth Lbw (daugh. of Dolphoa) : died Noir. 

15 1S66. EuzABBTH born Dec. aS, 1804; died Aug. aj, 1889. 

014 AngcUne CUrttM. b J«ly 5* iSal 915. Mondl Dolphaa, A«f . t4< 
i^jQ ; d. At Canton, S. Y.. March 9, 1893. 916. Ctafles Bdwia, Aof. 

-561- 
Harvky^ (//tfrTY)'*. Mannn^, Rtynol^. fanu^, Maitkesi^, 
was bom at Berlin, March 30. 1805 ; married at Woleott Lauea 
Peck (daugh. of Lucius and Phoebe, of Bristol) ; died at South- 
tn^on. Dec. 26. 1866. Laura bom July 7, 1800. 
o-.r. Nanr?. b at Berlin. Auf. 15. i8|5: m. Jsa*y 9t. 1857 at Soatldiigtov 
tn Udvrin A. Weltofi f b. }ua€ 97. 1814- too ti Horace sad Jalia, oC Wa- 
terburv ; 6ve children. 

-563- 

OF.nR(^R*, (//<inr)^. Mannn^. Reynolds^ Jame^, Matikeu^, b. 

at S<»tithinjrton. July 14. 1810: ab*t 1840 married Mrs. FRCSBn 

Ann (Ri)OTii) Lewis; died at Xew Haven, July xa, 1880. Wife 

born May 5. 1806: died Feb. 19. 1883. 

oiS Martha l«ewls. bo. Dec. 1841 ; m'd i. OA. if. 1865 to Joha J. Bwell : 
two chiUircn ; t. to Georye C. Lewis ; d. at New Haven, Nov. .i|. 190X. 
019. Damon Howard. OA. 39. 1651 ; d. OA. J9. 1856. 

— 564 — 
LrcY Angblika^ (Marvel, Marvif^, Reynok^ Jame^^ Mat- 

thfufiu was bom at Berlin. Dec. 22, 1813 ; married about 1844 
xr> LnREKZo TuRKBR* BuBLL (Benjamin*. Martin^): died Nor. 
.. tS(>5. Mr. HuRLL bom at Watlingford, April 16. x8x6; died 
at Southington, Feb. 6. 1876. 
S;inih FranecA. b. Ana* 17. 1845 : m'd Not. ty f868 to John Baayaa* Rait 

( Rf»«frrir ^ Rcubea\ ThomiM^ *. Stephen' M. who b. at SoatldaBtoa. 

Sept. :p, iKu : livet near Plain ville ; three children. Orren Ben|a- 

min. Nov. 1850. Gennre Rmemon, Dec. 39. 1852 : ai'd Jaa*j ao, 189s, 

At Wotienoc, Wi.«.. Mr». Lucy P. (Stone) Wrifht. 

— 565 — 

Ai.va". (.Viirr'ia* *. Reynold^, /amcs\ Matik€ufl), waabomat 
Souihington. May 29, 1797; married at Clarence, N. Y., OA. 
^i, 1S19. Hank AH Brush (daughter of Edward) ; died at Mon- 
roe. Mich.. Odt. II. 1835. Hann'AH bora at New York, Jtdy 



5s Beekwiik Notes 

ID. x8o3 : re-rairried Jftn*y i, 1838 to Joseph White, of Wil- 

longhby. Ohio ; died at Toronto, Dec. 18. 1890. 
910. DUaa JL«aretu« hoftn al Clarence, |aly 31. i8ao ; m'd Odt \% 1849 to 
Dff Witt Clinton Miller (eon of Melanchthon) ; died 06L 15. 1906 at 
Willoavhbr ; De Witt C b. at 8dpio, April 2. i8ao ; d. at Willootliby, 
April 1. 1893 ; three children. 9>i. Manrin Bdward, b. Nov. 4, 1813 ; 
m'd at Cleveland, Jan'jr 93, 1845, Mirvaret Sophia ICc Leod ; died at 
Cleveland, Dec. 13, 18S7 ; wife (dan. of Donald) b. at Preacott, Ont., 
Jan'y 6, 1819 ; d. at Cleveland, Sept 13. 1895 ; fonr Ch*n. 9aa. Slvira 
Minerva, May 13. 1S97 : «B*d 1. MbtgIi 30, 1846 to Dr. Coleman C. Blla- 
wjrth ; one child ; 9. Aug. 18, 1850 to Hatry Sortor (eon of Blijah) ; one 
child ; d. in Mirch 1S57. 993. Sarah Sophia, July 11, 1839 at Monroe ; 
d. Feh. 14, 1837. 994. Ann Blisa. Jan*y 96, 1834, at Prenehtown ; m*d 
at Willottffhby, Jan. 99, 1855. to BsQjamin Jamet, (ton of laaac), b. Jan. 
91, 1818, d. April 18, 1897 ; the Uvea at Cleveland ; thtee children. 

-567- 
Andsb*. (Mj^vin* ^ ReymM^, Jame^, Maiikev^, was bom at 
Soathington, March 30. 1801 ; married Nov. 1812 Sally Pabis 
(diughter of John) ; died at Cheater, Geauga Co.. Ohio, Aug. 
23. x8i8. Sally born at Ktrtland ; died Nov. 12, 1889. 
995. Jamea. b. Dec 9. 1834 ; d. Oit 8, 186a. 996. Salmon, Mar. 93, 1840 ; 
d April 90. 1803. 997. LttcJen, Jnne 6, 1849 ; d. Dec 10, 1863. 998. 
Mirion B.. Dec. 5. 1&45; mMOift \t^ 1866 to BobcVt Bugene Scranton 
(•on of Hiram) ; lives at Miller, Neb.; aaven children. 999. Ira, Jan. 
94« 1^50 ; d. Jan. 97. 1867. 

-568- 
LrORBN*, (Marviw^ *, /t^nolds, Jame^^ Maiiheu^, was bom at 

Wolcott aboat 1805 ; died in Shelby Co., Ohio. 
930. Sarah A., married to John Rdwarda, of Berlin, Ohio. 

— 570 — 
S4LLY*. {.Marvin^ *, Reynold^. Jame^, Matiheu^)^ was bom at 
Woicoci, Nov. 2. 1807 ; was married to Josbpm H. BowMASf. 
I^aur^, b. Sept. ly iSai ; m*d to Milton J. Bjinfton. Lanrinda. Jnly 3, 
1830: m'd to J. >9i. Mattice. James. Josephine, Feb. 9S, 1835 ; m 
I. to Garrett Bmsrtcn ; 9. to John Piatt. Sarah, May 8, 1837 ; m'd 1 
to Jordan Lane ; 9. to Jeremiah Orerbanirb. Lnther« May 7, 1839 ; m 
Mary 0«tr.im. Harnel. Oc^. 14. 1841 ; married to William G. Clarke 
Julia. Marcn x8. 1844 ; d. in 1863. Mary, Nov. 19, 1845 ; m'd to Wil 
liam W. Butler. Joseph, Sept 1845- 

— 571 — 
SoPHi.\^, (J/lirrfV *. Reynold^, /amc^, Matthew^, twin-bom 

at Wolcott. Nov. 3, 1807 ; married to OaaiSK A. Rebo ; died at 

Kington. X. Y.. in 1887. 



BeckwM Noies 53 

Jotcph. Mary AogaiU, b. 1853 ; ni*d to James Oliver Ffsbcr ; d. 1891. 
Hirmm. JohD. Jamei. Ann. Harriet. DeWitt ComelittS. 

— 572 — 

James^ (^farvin^ ^ Rtynokh, Jame^, Maiikeu^^ was bom At 

Wolcott about 1808 ; married Matilda Haxmann (danghter of 
Henry, of Little Palls. N. Y.; died about 1856 in Troy, Miami 
Co.. Ohio. 
9.V. Blisabetb. • 

— 573 — 

CLAax^ {Marvit^ *. RtynoU^ Jamt^. Mattkru^, was bora at 

Wolcott, Aug. 6, 1810: married at Cairo. N. Y., April 13. 1833 
Eliza* Ccrtiss (Tsaac^, AbeP): died at Cairo, July la, 186S. 
Eliza was bora at Cairo. Feb. 25. 1813 ; died April so, 1890. 
933. Colvin. b. Dec. 1, 1S34 ; m'd Haaoab Jane Warren la 185a; killed ia 
battle .\pril 13. 11)63. 9111- Oevillo. Ana. 6. 183S ; d. 1864. 931. Oel- 
eatia. Jan'r 30. 1841 ; m'd 1. to .... Lockwood ; a. to Jobn Hjdc ; 3. to 
O. W. Stoddard. 935. Zanoni. Nov. 10. 184a ; ni*d Adelia Stewart ; 
one child. 936. Bnfenia, Jan'y 3- 1^46 ; m'd 1. to Gilbert Van Valk- 
eubnnr '- a. to Hiram Bofardna. 937. Jeannette. Ant- a?, 1831 : m*d 
to Jacob Brandon ; died in 1899. 

— 574 — 
Ira', (.Vir:i«« *. Reynold, Jame^. Mattkeu^), bora at Wol- 
cott. June 7, i8ia : married i. Mary Haxxakx (daughter of 
Henry) at Little Falls, Aug. 10, 1840 ;(she bora Sept. 6, 1820, 
died April 19. 1848) ; a. Mrs. Cath4rike (Brundigb) Thomp- 
son. Jan'y 9. 18S5 ; (she was bora Jan'y 5. 1840, died Sept. as, 
1875. Ira died at Little Falls. Jan*y 24. 1870. 
93S. JameA Henry, b. Ang . a. 1841 : d. Anf. 19, 1863 939. Theodore 
I. a. N.M-. 8. iii43 : m'd Jai*y aa. 18^ Mary A. Abbott : aix ehildf«m.— 
940 Mary R.iiabeth. July 1. 1846 ; m*d Jan'y 5, 1869 to Charlea Baldwin 
of Catskill (ton of Urael H. ) : d May 10. 1873 : three ch*n. 941. Rev. 
George Sheldon, March 6. 1869 ; m*d Jnne la. 1895 Cora PoaUr* Keteh- 
nm < Robert Henry*. Robert'), b. May aS. 1869 ; one child in 1899. 

— 577 — 
Garwood Hawley*. yl^muel^. Marvin^, ReynoUh. Jame^, 

Matthew-), bora Dec. 17. 1804 : married Jan*y 29. 1826 at Mor- 
ris, Conn., Delia Maria Richards (daughter of Jonathan); 
in 1827 a member of Connecticut House of Representatives for 
Torrington. at which place he died in 1830. Wife born at Ca- 
naan. June 16. 1S05 ; went to Litchfield. Ohio : was married to 
George Brown, Oct. 8. 1834 ; died May u. 1845. 



54 Beckwiik Notes 

94>. Bnria Garwood, b. Nov. 8, 183S ; tt'd Mary Ann, daof h. of William 
JoBca Church : two tona; a. Mra. AhMc M. (Ooofhtj) Canpfteld, 189D. 

— 579 — 
Lemax Stow?, (Lemuj^, Marvin^, Reynold^, Jame^^ Mai* 

tktit^), born at Cairo(?) Dec. 19, 1809 ; married Julia St. John 
in 1836 : (she died March 8, 1853) ; married again in 1853 ; died 
in Ohio, Jan*y 14, 1864. 

94,;. Martha Hawlejr, bo. Jane 19. 1837) ; di. OA. 18. 1847. 944. Jalia 
Elizabeth, ScpL la 18.^ ; m*d Sept 15, 1858 to Henry K. (aon of Abiel) 
Canfield, of Utchfield, (b. Sept. a,«i83s) ; two childrea. 945. Bnily 
Loiiiaa. Ana- 4< 1840 ; m'd to John j. (aon of Ablel) Canfield ; ffonr 
children. 916. Will, May a, 1856 ; haa a aon, Fred. 

-580- 
OscAR^ {Salmon^, Marvin^, Reynolds, Jame^, Matikeu^, bom 
at Cairo, Oct. 15. 1805 ; married Maky M. Chambbrx«ain, June 
12. 1827: died at Pratuville, N. Y., Dec. 6. 1844. Mary was 
bom Jan '3' 17. 1807. 
947. PbilemoD. b. May la. i8a9 ; d. y. 948. Gilbert, Dec. 15, 1830: m'd 
at Lexington, N. V., Dec. 4. 1854. Maigaret Barber; two children.— 
949. Jemima. Dec. 25, 1S32 ; d. S^pt 10, 1834. 95a Mary, April 5, 
|{^i5 ; d. 3*. 951. 0«car A, Ang. 30, 1838 ; m*d Mary Camilla Powler 
(b. at Lexington. Jan'y aa, 1844) ; d. April aS, 1900 ; one child. '952. 
Klir^ J., May 15. 1840 ; d. y. 953. Jamea W., May 25, 1844 ; m*d BUa 
Blodgctt, wno died in 1877 ; a aon ; a later marriage. 

Jambs^, (Sylvester*, J/ar:»iif*, Reynold^, Jame^^ Afaitheu^, was 
born at Cairo or Catokill ; married Maria Hoosb ; died about 

1879 at Catskiil. 

954. Henry. 955. Jane, m'd to Charlea Layman. 958. Alice. 957. 
Caroline, born Kov. 9, 1S50 ; m*d to Milton Palmer ; di. March 9, 1897. 
9S8. George, i»5S ; m'd Mary Decker ; d. OA. a. 1887 : one child. 

-584- 
Josi.\H BuTLER^ {Reynold^ ^ «, Jamei^, MaitkevP), was bom at 
Pittsfield. Mass.. Feb. 4. 1805 ; wife Ann Maria 

959. Frances Martha, born at Pittafield. May aS, 1833. 

— 588 — 
George ClIIPMAN^ (Holmes Marvin^, Samuel**, /ames^, Afat* 
theu^). had these children : — 

960. Loring Everett. Unitarian dergym an; d. ab't 1896 ; left a daoghter, 
Theo«to8ia. 961. Velma. m'd to S. Alfred Ford. 96a. Idella, (Mn*. 
Edgai. of Woo«*bridgeN. J.) 96). Rdwin. 964. Elton. 



BtckwUh Notes 55 

—590— 
George Le Brun^ (Samuei^, Eliska^, Sammei^, Jamu^^ Mat- 
iAe:tA), horn on Sugar Island, in fiver St. John, Maine. May aj, 
1800 : married lat, in 1823, Rbbecca Wilder (died in 1815) ; 
ad. Aug. 9. 1829. Sarah* Winslow (Jonathan*. Benjamin*, Jon- 
athan*. Job*. Kenelm* Edward*, Kenelm^) ; died at Weat Henri- 
etu, N. Y., Nov. 23. 1883. Sarah waa bom at Dastmonth, 
Mass.. July 7, 1805 ; died at West Henrietta, Aug. 30, 1885. 
965. Adolphat Amaiia, b. Jaa'y 95, 1813 ; m*d Nov. 3, 1847 Betsey Bliss- 
bcth Pierce ib. BiifhtOB, Feb. 13, 1825, d. Ithscs, Mich., Jsa. 8, 190B) ; 
d. Not. 94. 186a , three diildrcn. 966k Ssmael, Mmy S2, 1830; m'd 1. 
June 8, 1851 Hester Ana Chsse, (dsa. off Bdwsrd), who b. 1833, d. July 
4< 1833 ; 2. Auf . 5. 1854 Hsrriet Sassa Swsa. (dsa. off Frederick), who 
b. St SpsfiS, July 4. 1832 ; he died st 1ft. Plesssat, lows, Jnae 3, 1884. 
967. dpL Wsrrren, Jsa'y 21, 1833 ; m'd i. April 14. 1863 l«aseiiis* Port- 
er. ( Asbury B.*, Wstsott*. Robert'), who d. Msrch 15, 1880 ; 2. Nov. 8. 
iRSi Ssrsh Blissbeth (sister-ia-hiw) ; d. st 1ft. Flessint, Jvly 17. 1905; 
live children. 968. Geoite. Jsly 31. 1840 ; d. Nov. la 1842. 969. Ss- 
rsh jsne. April 21, 1842 ; d. Aog. 22. 1842. 97s. Bdwstd Bverett, Nov. 
14. 1S43 : d. Jsn'y 4, 1K63. 971. Bsrsh Blittbeth, Msrch 16, 1846; d. 
OA. 29, 1855. 

Francis Xavirr^, {Samuel*^ Eiiska^^ Samtui^^ /ame^, Mai- 
ihcw\ bom on Sugar Island. March 10, 1808 ; married April 
9. 1832 Haxnah Goodhue (daughter of George) ; died Aug. 
13. 1886 at Gates, N. Y. Hannah bom at Wheatland, N. Y., 
Feb. 28, 181 1 : died at Scottaville. N. Y., Sept. 21, 1892. 
972. Frsncit Msrion, bom Msrch 25. 1833 ; d. April 13, i8|8. 973. Wil- 
liam Leonidss, April 23, 1835 ; m'd Msry Blissbeth Ksiebeer. (dsa. off 
Solomon )t OA. 8. 186S; she b. st Kirkville, lows, Msrch 29, 1815. d. 
Jsn'y 27, 189a : he d. st Aurors, 111.. OA. • ., 1903 ; one child. 974. 
Msry EUxsbeth. bom st ScotUville, Nov. 4, 1837 ; m'd Jsa'y 6. i860 to 
Hcrmsn Hsliey Miller, Tb. st Leroy. Nov. 19, 1831, d. st Scottsville. 
Jsly 31, 1873) ; two children. 973. Florence Goodhoe. Dec 7. 1843. 
976. Julis Adelside, Nov. 30, 1846 ; died Feb. 26, 1848. 

— 594 — 
Jambs Farnsworth^ (Samuei^, EiisMa*, Samuei*, /amtj^, 

AfaMcu^), was bora at Fairfax, Vt. , July 22, 1813 ; married at 
Scottsville. Dec. 5. 1836 Sarah* Lamson (Silas How«>, Ed- 
mund') ; died at Albion, N. Y., May 31, 1879. Sarah bom at 
Poultney, Vt.. O^. 13, 1816: died at Albion in 1879. 
977. Cbsriea. b. Sept 20, 1839 : m'd Jsne Ann Chrystie (b. June 7. 1837. 



56 BickwUk NOes 

d. A|»ri1 S3, 1071 ) : d. st Albioa, Nov. 95, 186B ; a Mm. 976. Jaaics, 
March r 1841 ; iii*d A«f . 9, 1Mb Bnilj AstolacCte Mattiii, (daovliter 
of Dmid). who b. at Peaibfoke, N. Y., Mdr. 18, 1S44 ; Uvea at Qeiacy, 
IlL; two children. 

— 599 — 
JoSBPH^ (HandU^. Johw^ \ /amefi^ Mahkev^, bora ml Cora- 

wallia, June a6, 1796 ; about 1818 married Martha Lyon (dan. 
of David) ; died Jan'y i, 185 1. Order of children not known. 
979. RUttbeth Adh, b. Sept. 13. i8ai ; m'd OA. 95, 184a to Jamea Alfiaon 

Starr. 9Ra Joacph Hcnrjr, ni*d Rebecca Harria, Jane 15, 11S56 ; a dan. 

981. Charles, m'd ... Sttoof. 98a.'7oha, m'd Bather Ana Bllis (dan. 

of John). 983. Lavittia, nmrricd Dec. 31, 1856 to Abraham liaratcra. 

994. Martha, (or Marian), m*d Jaly S3, i8s5toJehicl Biahop. 

'600— 
Mayhbw'. (HamdU]^, Mit^ «, /amefi, AfaiiJUu^, was bora at 
Corawallis, OA. 14, 1798 ; married itt, Eunicb Rakd (daugh- 
ter of Mayhew) ; id, widow of Bdward Strong ; died April 7, 
1871, at Horton. Twenty-one shears a provincial legislator. 
9B5. John Albert, bom Ang . 3, 1830 : m'd Jnne to^ 18I5S Rebecca Bamabjr 
(dan. of William). 986. BUsabeth BUen, Jan'y 14, 183s; m'd Jnne 
S7f t8ss to Jameft B. MaaUrs, of St. John. 987. Robert N., Afir. s, 1834. 
988. Catharine Amelia, ("Caasie"), Aag. sB, 1836; m'd OA. 31, ifliss 
to Harding Randall, of Niten. 9B9. Isabella, Sept s6, 1838 ; d. y . 
9901 Mary Larinia, Jan. si, 1840 ; m'd to Valentine X«aadry. 991. Ade- 
lia, m'd to Dr. Mason Sheflleld ; d. in 1893. 99a. Bdward Mannina, 
m'd I. Laars Wichwire (d. ab't 1875) ; a Mary Asenath Starr (b. Mar. 
11. 1857). 993. l>lia, m'd to Wentworth Sheflleld; two children.— > 
994. Dr. Burpee, m'd Marfaret Mnsarave. 995. Mayhew, d. y. 

-603- 

Jambs Edward^ {Namdiej^, /okt^^, fawu^, Maiikeu^^ bora 
at Corawallis, Dec'r 30. 1804 ; married Mary Ann Morton 
(daughter of Charles) April 21, 1841 ; unknown order of child- 
ren, except as to Bertha. 
99& Annie, m'd to William Ward. 997. Bertha. 99B. Charlea, m'd 
.... Patterson. 999 Bleaaor, m'd to Bdward Woodmen, looa Jo- 
seph, m'd Bmms 1001. Mayhew, nnm'd. toos. Mansfield, 

perhaps of this family ; d. April 1, 189a, afcd 48 years. 

— 606-. 

Mary OcTAvlA^ {Handie^, Jokw^ «, Jame^, Maitkeu^), bora 
April II, 1811 ; married to Elisha Eaton, of Aylesford; died 
Jan'y )i, 1882. Eusha died Aug. 26, 1881. 

EUsa Jane, b. 18.10. Thomas Warden, 1832 ; d. 1839. James Bdward. 



Heckwiik NoixS 57 

1S5I ; ^ y- . Iui«« Rdward ( jd), 18^5. Mary LaTiaia, 183B. Maj- 
hev Kmenoti, 1840. Joieph H., 1849. Geofye W., 1845- JvUa 
B.. 1847. Rebecca, t8sa Albert R., 1852. 

— 611 — 
Baruch Buturv, {fieorg^^ Barzillai\ Georg^, /onah^^ Mai- 
iheu»)^ born at Lyme, March 29, 1805; was a student at Wil- 
liams ; in 1828 was graduated fhim Auburn Theological Semin- 
ary ; a Presbyterian clergyman; married May 25, 1832 Maria 
Ely Sill (daughter of William and Jerusha) ; died at Gouver- 
ncur. July 4. 1880. Maria bom Odt. 15, 1807. If there were 
any chi1dien» they were not sons. 

-613- 
Barzilla^. (Gtorg^^ BarziUaiK Geatgi^. /omaA*, Mattkev^^ 
bom at Lyme ; .married Mbrcy Wilcox ; lived at Great Bar- 
rington ; will filed March 7. 1865. 
1003. Rmilr. 1004. Maria, m*d to Bliai Tanner. 1005. Pabinii. 
1006. Jttlia, d. y. 1007. Mary, ni*d to Henry Van Winkle. 
looS. George, died in 1897. 1009. Albert. 

— 616 — 

Erastus^, (Ceofgi*, BarMiiiafi, Georg^^ Jomak*^ Matikew'^^) 
bom at Lyme in 1793 : in 1821 married Martha Wilcox (bom 
Aug. 31, 1799, perha|>s at Berlin, Conn.) daughter of Daniel 
Wilcox and Mehetabel Wright, at Great Barrington, where he 
(Ekastus) lived and died. 
1010. Daniel Wilcox, m. i. Hairiet Martin ; one child ; 9, Lanra Bnnice 
Pickett ; three children, loii. Manrice. 1012. Rev. Bdward Griffin, 
m'd April 17. 1853 Caroline Porter Armitrong. (dan. of Rev. Richard). 

who b. July 17, 183a ; five ch'n. 1013. George B. 1014. Martha W. 

- -613 — 

Norman^ {Barzillafl \ Georgia, Jonak^, Matikra^, bom at 
Lyn]e(?). April 28, 1793; married Prancbs Clark. 

1015 ..Julia Elisabeth, m'd to Bsra G. Strond. 1016. Harriet Sophia, 
m'd to Charles Lee. 1017. Franklin Randolph, bi Auf . 31, i8aa ; m'di 
Mao* Ann Munaell. (dan. of Bsra). b. in 1825. 1018. Henry James. 
Aug. 94. 1814. 1019. Normsn Clark, Jaa'y so. 1S34. 

— 624 — 

Frederick', (Barzillai^ », George^, Jonak^, Maiikru^, bom in 
1794 : married Jervsha Sill. 

1020. William Edmund, b. Jan*]r 9, 1819 : m'd Sarah Doe. loat. Thom- 
as Sterlinft. Jan'y 11. i8ai ; m'd Sarah Oliphant. iota. Cornelia B.. 
m'd 10 Edward Sackett. 1023. Georae Griffin. 1024. Maria Ster- 
ling, married to Jesse Healey Morley. 



SH BectwUk Nates 

— 646 — 

Andrew', (Richard Ptarum^^ Josiak^, Bem/amitt*), was born 
at Lyme, Sept. 23, 1797 ; marrried Nancy Hudson (daughter 
of Eltas,— see No. 352) Marcb 29. 1820 ; died at Alcdo, Mercer 
Co., 111., Aug. 31, 1872. Nancy bom at Lyme, June 3, 1799; 
died Dec. 23. 1871. 
tots. Seth Lee. b. Jftfi'y 13 1R21 ; m'd Abby Jane Lepperd May 14, 1846 ; 
d. Ana. 31. 1897. 1096. Alfred P., Jmn'y », 1893; m'd CaroUac S. 
Brockway, (dan. of Chriatophcr), P^b. 19, 1850. t097. JoKn B., Dec. 
18. i89| ; m'd JeannctU Brown, (dan. off Nathaniel M.), Anf. 6» 1835- 
ioa8. P. LoutM. OA. 7, i8a6 ; m'd March 25, 1851 to Henry A. Daaiela 
^ ia>9. Mary L. May ao, 1838 ; married March 18. 1846 to Jndah Lord.— 
1030. Sarah B., March 14. 1S30; m'd Anf. 18, 1851 to William H. Rob- 
bing ; d. June a8, 1853. 1031. Richard B., Dec. 13, 1831 ; m'd Bllcn 
R. Brown, I'dan. of Nathaniel M.), Nov. 8, 1856. 103a. Ann M., May 
29. 8«4 : n*. May 19, 1857 to William M. K. Yonnf. 1033. AnfeUac A. 
Ap:il 6, iMyl 1034. William H., Apnl 97, 1838 ; m'd Lavina Cheney 
May 11, 1H63 1035. Harriet C, jnly 97, 1840; OMrried May 97, 1863 
to Samnel C. Amberaon. 

— 648 — 

Marv^ (RtckarJ PjarsoH^, /osiak\ Bcnjamim% bom OA. i, 
1801 : was married to Ezekibl Rogers. 

Nelson. m*d Jnlia Ann BIan»h. Peter Beckwith, m'd Bmeline Beck- 
with (1041), hit cuuttin. Joel. Fidelia. 

— 649 — 

Josi.\H R.', (Richard /^larson^, Josiah\ B€Hjamim% was bom 

at Lyme, Aug. 15, 1804; married Laura H. Fiske of Bethany. 

1036. Edgar H. 1037. Edward A. 1038. Fidelia May. 1039. Fran- 
celia. 104a John T. 

— 650 — 

Joel'. (Richard /Larson*. Josiai^, Benjamin^), bom Sept. 17, 
1806 ; living at Salem, Conn., in 1899 : married in March 1832 
Sybil Starxey, (daughter of Charles), who was bum Jan *y 8, 
1809; died Jan *y 5, 1900. 
1041. Bmeline, bom Dec. 14, 1839 ; m'd to Peter B. Rofera (ice No. 648). 
1049. Caroline, Feb. 19, 1834 ; m'd to William B. Foadick. 1043. Fran- 
ces P., Jnly 19. 1837 ; n'd to James B. DeWolf. 1044. Harriet B., May 
14, 1839; married 1. to William B. Ward; 9. to Edward D. Williams. 
1045. Maiy L., Sept. 10. 1H44 ; m'd to Samnel B. Leek. 1046. Albert 
S.. Feb. 99. 1&47 ; d. Sspt. 8, 1893 : nnm'd. 1047* Addie &, March I9, 
1859. 1048. Geortianna M.. Dec. 95, 1855 ; m'd to Frank S. De Wolf. 
K149 Charles S.. Sept. 98. 185S. 



Bickwiik Notes 59 

—660— 
MARY^ (/ni«. Abuer*, PkOif^, JamtJ^, MattheuP), bom Sept 
4, 1805 : married to Abram Bulus. 

In. Matilda. Orrra. Anne. JoaepiL 

—661 — 
Bra^ (/ni«. Abmer^, PkOif^, /ona», MaUkeuf^, born March 
14. 1809 ; was married to Charlbs Saylbb. 
Mary, iii*d to Caleb Robinaon. Saiah, m'd to Geoiie Nilca. Aon, 
m'd to Michael Wakeman. Maaly Tacker, a*d Una A. Van lawe- 
sen. Dae 15, 1^5. 

—662 — 

John Aikik^, (/ni«, Abnev^, PkUif^, fomaH^, AfaUAeu^. bora 
at Chatham, July 10, 1807 ; married Sept. 26, 1833 Mary Ba- 
lis (a daughter of Lather aad wife Patience Horton) ; died at 
Fairville. Wayne Co., N. Y., Feb. 1898. Mary bora at Vala- 
tie, Columbia Co., N. Y., July 30. 181 1 ; died Sept. i8, 1880. 
1050. William Gordoo, b. 06L 97. 1834 ; m. Saimh Nye ; eight di. 1051. 

Eltaabeth Matilda, Feb. la, 1836 ; m*d to Geoiae M. Pilkifla. 109a. 

Jamea Maaderille, July a^, 1838 ; m'd Helen WiUiaau ; ffoar children. 

1053. Alonao, Sept 14, 1840 : d. y. 1054. Ira, March 15, 184a : d. Sept. 

18, 1856. 1055. John Wealey. Dec. at, 1843 ; m. |aae Haifht ; two di. 

1056. Bliaa Jane, Jnne 17, 1846 ; m'd to Jacob Snydet ; d. Ang. ai. 1900. 

1057. MontiUion, Sept 1, 1847 , d. 1901 ; nam. 1098. Thomaa Tobiaa, 
Feb. 7, 18419 ; iB*d Mary Hawley. Feb. i6» 1873 : aeiren ^'n. IQ99 Bl- 
la Fidelia, Jnne la, 1853 ; m'd Jnne n. 1876 to Blon Lealie* Yeomana 
(Theron Gtlbett*, Gilbert*, Bliab^. NathaaielO : d. Jnly a3, i909at Wal- 
worth, Wayne Co., N. Y.; two children. 

-665-. 

Abnsk IR.\^ (/ni«, Abmet*, Pkiiip^. Joma^, MaUkeu^, bora 
at Chatham. May 7, 1815; mirried Almbda Vast Inwbgrn ; 
died Dec. 8, 1874. 

io6a Maria, married to Horace Brooha. 

^669- 

Bbnjamin?, (fsaat^, Geopg^, PMiip^, Jomak^. Jlfatikeu^, bora 

in Hartford Co.,(?) Oil. 28, 1787 ; married Buzabbth Barmbs 

(daughter of Israel) ; died Feb. 22, 1850. *' Bbtsby *' was bora 

O^. 23, 1786; diedOA. 11, 1859. 

1061. Georve. b. Anf. aq, 1805; m'd I«OTiaa Anitin (dan. of Benjamin) ; 

five ch. 1062. Eli, Sept. as, 1807 ; d. April 11, 1808. 1063. Henry, 

Jnne 1, 1809 ; m'd Helen Anatin : died 1865 ; one child. 1064. laaac. 

Aug. a. iSii ; m*d in 1831 Stella Letltia Humphrey (dan. of Geoige) ; 

a SOB. 1065. Catharine. Sept 10. 1813. 1066. Marietta. May 10^ 1817 : 



6o BukwUk NaUs 

d. Mty 15, 1899^ 1067. Benjanln, Jaa'j 13, 18^ ; t wm. 1068. Artc- 
■liaia. Dee. 18, i8a& 1069^ Adelitt, Nov. 3. 1809 ; n'd to ... Bddca. 

— 676 — 

LuKB^ (/^««. Cimsr^. /%</>>*. >miH. Maiikiu^, boni at 

Burlington, Aug. 50, 1819; married Hay B. Swipt, Dec. 31, 

laM ; died at Berlin. Wis., Jan*y 10, 1891. Hat died April 

«6, 1893. 

107a Jamet RTcrelt, h, Oek Creek, Wie., Mej 19, i$so ; d. OA. 3. 1854. 

1071. Mary Rllar April sir't85S ; d. July 14, 18B8. 1079. Bdward Bv- 

erett, b. at Berlin, Nov. 4, 1856 ; m*d at Neenah. July M, i880b Marie 

BeffBtroo* ; d. Feb. 92, 1901 at StatfeoB Bay ; ooe ch. 1073. Ida, b. 

Dec 8, 1857 ; d. Jaii*y 5, 185S. 

— 677 — 

CLARiasA Anne^ (^AJi^ Gearz^, PkUif^, JomaJi^, Maiiheu^, 
bom at Burlington, March t8, 1823; was married June 11, 1850 
to Adik p. Hobart ; died at Oak Creek, OA. 25, 1880. 
Caroline A., b. Feb. 16, i8S5 : n'd Jnne f6, 187S to Clinton Rnntlngton 
Lewis. Cbarlea A., Jan'y is, 1857 ; d. Apifl ea, 1863. Flmncet Lil- 
lian, Dee. II, i8s8l Franklin J., jan'y 31, 1864 ; ai*d Odt 14, 1891 Ber- 
tha C Lewis. 

— 679 — 

Chauncsy^ C/tfAif*, Tkamas^^ Pkilif^, Jonali^^ MaUkett^^ bom 
at Bast Haddam in 1772 ; married Susan Babnbs (daughter of 
Israel and wife Susannah Hill). 
1074. John, m'd Ble^ Dewey, (b. OA. 4, 1S23, dan. of Bdwin) ; lived 
at Stow. Ohio ; one child. 107s Bmeline, (Mrs. Rockwell). 
10761 Orren, m'd Alnaira Hart. 1077. Amy, (Mrs. Allen, of Akron). 

..680 — 
AMy^ (Jokn\ Thomas, Pkilif^, JomaJ^, Matiheu^ was mar- 
ried to JosBPH Peck, of Burlington, son of Henry. 

Amanda, (Mrs. Carter, of So. Bnclid, Ohio). BUaa, (Mrs. McBtwain, 
of Pariiinson, Ohio). Henry, of Nelson, Ohio. 

— 681 — 

AsA^ (/okn^, Tkoma^, Pkilif^), J0nak^, Maiikevfi), was bom 
in 1797 ; married Sarah Barnrs. of Bristol ; went to Ohio ; 
died in 1848. 
1078b Eli Bsrtholomew ; m'd Sarah Ann« Howard, (SamneF * M ; aeven 
children. 1079. Orlando Hiram. io8a Charles Barnes. 
1081. Sarah Elisabeth, m'd to (^eorie F. Moore. 

— 682 — 

Eno8\ OAiH, 7%ama^, Pkiiif^, /onaJ^, Matikeu^ married 
1st, in 1822, Clarissa Hart, (daughter of James), who bom 



Beekufitk Notes 6i 

Feb. 22, 1803 ; 2d, Abigail Mazfi8u>, who had a aoii» and 
who died at Sycamore, III. 

1062. ClMniiccsr, m*d a daafhter of Rev. Thoous Wotflaey ; a mb. 

— 684^ 

Emeukb^ Uohn^, Tkatiuu^. Pkiiif^, JonaM^. MaMn^, was 
married to Richard Ivrs, of Briatol(?). 

Ophelia CUffiiM. Mettie. Samoel Root, d. y. Dwiglit Richard, 
h. x8j9 : kiUed at ManaMai, Aog. 31. 1862. 

-691- 
LoT^ ( Hirvej^, Tkoma^, PkUip^, JowUi^. MaHkeuA), married 
Mary Akh Allyk ; died at Canton. Coon., May 28, i860, set. 
sixty-two years. Mary died Feb. 21. 1874, «t. seventy years. 
1083. Oliver Allyn, wife Sarah ; three children. 10II4. 8aaiiel J. 

10B5. Mary Ann, m*d to Samttel F. Stevcni, (aoa of Henry fiCevena 
and Hannah Green), who died at Detroit, ApiU 1903. 

-694- 
Phcebe?. ( Narvey^, Tkoma^, PkUip^, Jona», Maitkn^. was 
married to Sahuel Thomfsok Barbour, who died in i860. 
Phcebk died at Detroit in 1878. 
Cynthia, b. Feb. 12, i8j6 ; m'd Sept. 19. 1850 to Merrill I. Milla ; d. Dec. 
19, 1902. Mary L., Feb. 26. 1818 ; m'd in 1830 to Henry Beedier ; one 
ch. ; 2 WiJliam Franklin ; d. Ang. 1890. Antoatna R.. Nov. 27. 1829 ; 
m'd Sarah Rice. March 30, 1853 : d. Sept 1903. Bdwin &, Nor. 19, 
183J ; m. Blla Ti-llt, Jnly 1, 1863 ; d. April 3, 1897. Adelaide F., OA. 
1856 ; m. May 1856 Julint Barle Goodman ; d. |nne to* 1902. Gcoi|e 
H.. June 26, 1843 ; a'd Catharine Hawley, Jnne 23, 1869. 

-695- 
Ralzaman'. {Plavd^. Tkama^, PkiU/^, Jomak^, Maiik.% bom 
in iSoi ; married Blua Justim ; lived at Geneseo. 
1066. Thomaa D., of Rocheater. 10B7. John, of Dea Moinea. and later 
off Loa Angelea ; ffoar children, 

-708- 
MiNSR YoRK^ Stephen^, Jonaikan^ «, fokn^ *). lived for some 
years in Wayne Co., N. Y.; in 1836 moved to Michigan ; died 
in 1855, aged fifty-fonr }*ears. 
1088. Edward M., b. 1828 ; m'd 1. Helen Bowman, of Radne (d. in 1872) ; 
eiffht childien ; 2. Jnlia S. Selby, off mne Berth, Minn. 10B9. Bn- 
Sene. 1090. Mary. 

— 709 — 

Daniel Washikgton^. {Suphcn^, /auaikai^ «, /^Aji* >), bom 
at Wyalusing. Feb. 3, 1799; married Mary Juua Wiluams, 



62 Beckwiik Notes 

March ii, 1828: died at Danville. 111., Dec. 25. 1825. Mary 

was bom at Chambersbarg ; died at Danville, Dec. 6, 1845. 

1091. Hiram Williams, born at Danville, March 5, 1853 ; died at Chicago, 
Oec. 23, 1903 ; a aon. 

— 711 — 

Isenb'. (Absalom^ *, Oiiver^, Joht^ % born Otft. 10, 1771 at 
East Lyme ; was married Feb, 22, 1793 to Prerkan* Allvn 
(NAthan^ Robert> «, John*. Robert]), who bom June 6, 1768. 
Charles. Lyman. Harriet, b. Feb. iS, 1807 ; m'd to Willis Upson. 

— 714 — 

JEDIDIAH?, (Midiah^, WiUiaw^, Oliver^, Jok^^,—hu\ this 

line needs further proof. Bora Jan*y 9, 1784 ; married Aug. 

10, 1804 Esther . . . . ; (bom June 18, 1784, died Apr. 24, 1862). 

1099. William, b Jan'y 6, 1806 ; m'd ad, Mrs. Harriet, widow of Horatio 

G. Phillips. 1093. Z. Kingsley, Feb. so, i&A 1094. Charles, Jnne 

39. 1811. 1095. Lewis Wade, May 5, 1S14. 1096. Franklin Coleman 

Jnly 2. 1817 ; two children. 1097. Frederick, April 29, 18a 1. 

— 731 — 

LucKETiA^, {Noah\ Johfi^ « * *), was bora Feb. 15, 1774 at New 

London ; married Nov. 6, 1796 to Asahrl Stbwart. 
Asahel, b. April 14. 1798. Silas, Reb. 26, 1800. 

— 747 — 

Sally'. (Frederull^, Jokn^ ^ * '), bora at New London, July 

18, 1784; married Jan *y 20, 1805 to Pardon Lbwis. 
Lncretia, b Dec. 15, 1806. Thomas Pardon, Anf. 17. 1807. Blias 
Frederick, Dec 31. tSoS. Henry, Nov. 14. 1810. Sarah, Ang. 31. 
idia. Harriet, Dec. 7, 1814. Charles, May 25, i8i6w William 
P., Nov. 11, 1818. 

— 755 — 

MANASSEH^ (Eliska^ ^, /okn^ * % a steamboat-builder ; mar- 
ried Joan Sowlers, of Louisville, Ky. 
109B. Maty. 1099. Caroline. 1100. Irene. itoi. Charles. 

— 756 — 

Caleb Raymond^, {EUshafi *, Jakn^ • *), married Sally For- 
syth : master of a vessel ; died, aged twenty-seven years, on a 
voyage to New Orleans. 
1102. Cordelia, d. y. 1103. Blisa, d. aged fifteen jrears. iio|. Ange- 
ttora, m*d to Francis Bolles Loomis ; died ahoot 1895. 

-766- 
Amy Crocker^ {Jason^, E/iska^, JohnS • »), was married to 
An.sox* Smith, son of Joseph and SiUy^ Snith. (Paul^ Samu- 



Beckwiik Ncies 63 

eP, Nehemiah* i). Joseph's ancestry is undetermined. AiisoH 

bom Ang. 31, 1795. [His brother, Sabin King* Smith, (bom 

Ma}' 31, 1787), married Joanna Bbckwith in 1807 ; — she may 

have been No. 438, daughter of Bujah]. 

Prof. Hamilton I^amphere, d. A«s* ^t 1903- Coraclia. Viislaia. 
Henry. BalelU. Josephine. Cailos. John. 

— 769 — 

JAMBS^. (/asott^, Eliska^, /dMm^*% married Nancy S. Calk- 
ins ; lived at or near New Lt^ndon. 
iro.s. Blisha Park, bom in 1S32 ; died at New London, |nlj iS^ 189S ; lit 

m*ife, Snnan Clark, died abont 1S83 ; ad wife, Mrs. Bmnui B. Fowler. 

1106. Hon. Cyrnt Groavenor, atate-eenator in 1897, and in fame year 

wan choAen niayor of New London. 1107. JasMa B., of Watcrford. 

1 108. Mrs. Sidney Smith. 

— 77« — 

Elisha?, {Ezra; Eliska^, HtMekiah^, Josepk^ *). master of a 
vessel ; di^ on passage from New Orleans, 
iioa Blialia W., b. 1895 ; d. Aoff. 5. 1904 ; waa a"iea- captain." ma 
Comelina. 11 11. Blla, m*d to Rliaha Smith. 11 is. Mra. Bennett. 

— • 773 — 

JosiahGale^ {NafkaH^, Sy/vanu^, Htukiak^^ Jo9ep9i^% was 
bom at Stanford, Sept. 14. 1803 ; married Feb. 7, 1831 Janb 
Maria^ Seymour (Mo8es<*^ John*', Richard^), — Gov. Hora- 
tio Seymour her first-cousin, and Gov. Thomas Henry Sejrmonr 
her second-cousin ; she died at Litchfield, Aug. 13, 1868 ; Joai- 
ah G. died at same place March 21, 1871. 

111.). Jane Seymunr. 1114. Eliiabeth Gale. 1113. Joaiah Gale. 
1116. George Seymour. 1117. Sarah HnnL 

-780- 
Elisha', (Elisha^ *, Nathaniel^ * *), bom April 22, 1799 ; mar- 
ried Anna Irvin about 1822 ; died June 18, 1880 at Erin, Che- 
mung Co., N. Y. 
1 1 18. Clark v., d. at Andemonrille, Ga. 1119. Albannt. iiao. Lafay- 
ette. 1131 Lncy, m'd to S. Finch, of Blmira. 

—.782 — 

Lrcv'. {Eliska^ », Natkamiel^ • «), bom in 1804 ; was married 
to Alfred^ Stanton (J<i*<>n*, David«, John* «, Thomas^), whose 
mother was Sally Beckwith, of Preston, Conn. He was bora 
June 17, 1811 ; died Aug. ^2, 1870. Lucy died April 15, 1852. 

Francis Nancy. Tamson. Sarah. Jeannette. Jnlia. MeUada. 



64 Beekwiik Noies 

—783 — 
Hbnrv^ {Eiiska^ «. Naihamid^ < % born aboat 1810 ; died 
Feb. 13, 1895. 

tiM. Bdmnnd. 1113. Mary. 1114. Jaac. 
[Clakk. (785). had three chltdiea, whoee naniet are not hete knomi.] 

— 806 — 

John Bexjaxin^, {Bcikuefi, //ile^), boro at Alstead, Sept. 6, 
1819: married Sarah Jbwbtt Chshing at Walpole, Jan'y 16, 
1843 ; went in 1855 to Belvidere ; in 1870 to Jackaon Co., Iowa. 

1125. Dr. John. d. at Corwith, Iowa, Jaa'y 3. iSgS. iia& Helen IC., of 
Prciton, Iowa Tea otbeia. 

— 816 — 

Emma E.'. (Banu^, Samuel*, l^atkamel^, /okH\ NaihamieP), 
b^rn April 12. 1808; married to Hbnry F. Palmbr. Sept. 30, 
1)29 ; died Sept. 5, 1896. Hbnry bom March 1, 1803; died 
OA. 22, 1875. 

Frances J., b. Jan'j 8, 1838 ; d. May 15, 1840. Henry P., OA. ». 1833 ; 
d. Jan'y 6. 1868. William B.. (twin). OSL 2. 18^ ; died May 16, 1776. 
Emma E. May io, 1843 ; m. OA. 26, 1865 to Henry B. Lyon. Charles 
G.. March 17, 1^149. 

— 817 — 

\ViLLi.\M*, {Baruck\ Samuel, Nathaniel, John\ Natkaniel^ 

bom Dec. 10. 181S; married Arabella Brooks, June 10, 1841. 
She was bom Odt. 20, 1821. They live (or lived) at Albion. 

1126. Ella Lonisa. b. June 25, 1847 : m*d April 50. 1879 to Allen Keeney 
d. March 2, iSSa. 1127. Elisabeth, Jnly 25. 1849; d. May 10, 1837. 

— 822 — 

Jambs Bcrchard' {Natkamiel Hayne^, Samuel, Naikaniel*, 
/okffi, Nathaniel*), was bora at Palmyra ; married Mary Nixon, 
who died, leaving an early-dying son ; went to Fremont, Ohio, 
married again, and had a daughter. 

— 824 — 

Anne SoPHIA^ (George*, Samuel*, Natkamiel*, JoMh\ Nalhan- 

let*), was born at Palmyra. June 7, t8i8; married ist, to Prof. 

Jacob James DbLamater. Jan*y i, 1838: three children ; 2d, 

to Ellis Worthington. of Hartford, (died Nov. 28, 1871). She 

lives (in 1907) at Palm3Ta. 

Anne Sophie, b. May a, 1842 : d. April 29, i8|q. Anne Georfie, April 

12. 184S ; m'd to Georire At well Hamlin : d. Feb. 7, 1881 ; two children. 

(;eorre3Beckwith. Sept 25. 1854 ; m'd Ida Gilbert ; d. Sept. 26, 1897 ; a 

son. 



Bickwiik Ndes 65 

-825- 
Catharine Matsox', (Gtorg^, Samttefi, Naikamid^, /okt^, 
Nathaniet^), born at Palmyra, Jane 3, 1826 ; married to Albbet 
Welles. Dec. i, 1844 ; di«d ^^ Palmyra, March 23, 1886. Al- 
bert died in 1 881. 

Katharine Albert, bom at New York. Sept iS; 1845 : m'd 1. to CoL Bd- 
ward Mc Murdo : J. to Bredcrick Conrtland Peaicld. 

— 826 — 

RiTH Amelia^ {Gearg^, Samuel, NathanidS, /«*«•. Naikam- 
if/*), born at Palmyra. OA. 16. 1828 ; married in 1876 to Wil- 
liam Bradford Gilbert, who died Sept. 6, 1897. She Uvea 

at Pa1ni3'ra. 

^829 — 

Truman^ {Jason^, EUazar*. D^nie^^ Jo$ipli^, NaikanieP), 
born in 1805 : married Mary Hu^rrLEV ; he died May 7. 1852 ; 
she died Aug. 22, 1856, aged forty-nine years. 
iiaS. Caroline. (Mrs. Chapman). 1129. Sarah Flak, (Mrs. Balcom). 
1130. Rttfnt H. 1131. Uanrey. 1132. Lacj Ann, m'd to Charlca 
Williams. 

-853- 
Emhline R.'. {Stephen^, Ira^, Daniel ^ Josepl^, Naiharuefi), 
was born April 9, 1834 ; married to MosES Augustus Cragim 
Jan'y 25, 1854: lives at Marlow. 
Lucaii, m'd Flora M. Grimea. Charles A., m'd Aonie Gtifllth. Fred 
H., m*d Edith Gonld. 

— 855 — 

Nellie C.*, {Stcphai^, Ira^, Damieh.Josepk^, NaikanieP). was 

born May 7, 1838; married June 6, x86o to Henry K. Ware ; 

lives at Hancock, N. H. 

Clarence H., m'd Annie Lee. Elmer. Bngcne M., m'd F. J. Barber. 
Flora C. m'd to John Coolidae. 

— 862 — 

Charlotte", i^Amo^, Amo9^, DanitIS, Joseph, Na/kamuP), 
was born Dec. 28, 1808 ; married to Joseph P. Sfaldxkg; died 
Sept. 5, 1870. Joseph bom Oift. 13, 1809 ; died April 18, 1380. 

Ellen .\maBda. b. in 183a ; m'd to Samuel Bracken ; d. jmie 17. 1880. 
Harriet, m'd to Blbridfe Phclpa. 

ADDED NOTES. 

No. 84.— It leemft here trholly probable that only this Joseph could have 
married MEHeTABBL. 237. Their Mrth-datea, thouah not ahown, could 
nut have differed widely ; both were bom and bred at Lyme ; aad aoac 



65 Btckwitk Naies 

€ti hill di.423verc.l nimswkei it available for as fair irncM-work. It is not 
tfttrjr unlikely t:t nhi went to Gilsnm. in 1763. (Notbs III., 46. ) 

Na 117.^ Of NittiKMtAH'i childivn %ras Sophia^, married to Joka Uithrop 
M.ir«li. of Prederidlon ; a danghler was Mrs. Bailey. 

N^. 131.— It in !icrc as«n«ed, sabje A to further revelation : i. That John, 
N». 7t. married Joaxxa Lkb and had four children, whose names are 



not yet found, a. That he married Patirmcb Watkous. at Lyme. April 
9 v 1717. and had children : Phcebe, ( jan'T j8, njaoh Johm* (Jniy s« 1751), 
littttice, (Auf. 99, 1756). and Watrons. (Jan*y i/oo). 3. That foHN* was 
he. then of New Canaan, who married Chlob BotwoRTH,Ian'y 15, 1781, 
at \Va4hinitton, Conn. 4. That here is the true ancestry oi two mshoos 
of the BptNcopal Church. [If the fimt of these asanmptions can be dis- 
proved that will not of itself affeA the fair likelihood of the others.] 

N » 131-' BuMiCB* WM married at Lyme, Much 13, 178a to John Daniels. 

WatrovA (/j*'i*««, .Vi/4t«#>/«. .Iftlik^w^). bom at Lyme, Jaa*y 1760 : 

married M\RV Brai.mrrd. Mirch t, 1789; she died April 3. 1783. in her 

t^renticth f^^r. RucH Kobbi.v.s. his second wife, died May r i&|S tm^ 

ei^'.itT-stx yeart. Col. Watrous Bbcbwitm died at Lyme. July 31, iBea. 

tf. Miry Bratnerd. bapL Miy 4. 1783. d. John. bapt. July 19, 1^9. 

r. Wjtroui, bjrn In 1796 ; drowned April a8. 1801. 

N J. i.^s.^ B4THKic^ ( /oseph* * >). bom about 1734, probably eldest child : 
mimeJ to John* R>BBi!f3. who died Mirch a, 1776. in his fiftieth year. 
S-ie WM mirried Feb. a-o. 1785 to John Mither, and died June 14, 1800; a 
son. U Iw^rd Ribbin4. died April 3. 1776, in his twenty-third year. 

No. i.4Sl— Pm-bim*. ( /osepk^^*), married to Nathan Robbins, who died 
April 15. i8ii. in hii .4«veiity- fourth ycAr. She died Oil. ai, 1791. in her 
nixtieth year. A son, Zenas, died OSL 15. 1791. in his twenty-fourth year . 

N J. 19^ — H.\M.MAil\ (SiefihemK /osep^^*, .MUikeu^). was married at Col- 
ciiester. D^c. iH. 1771. to David Bulkeley. 

No%. ai|. ai5 — A4to Jabbx and Nilbs, compilers lean somewhat to the 
alternitive dejcent »howa at page a6. 

Nil. aai— Dr. Klliott*. ( /osrpk*, yatkaaiefi*), b>m about 1759; married 
t. R.*becca .... who died Feb. 18. i8}5, aq^ed thirty-two years, a. SalW 
Dexter, w'v.) die I July 18, 1811. 3. Hianih Widis. He died Mirch 0, 
1814 at H irdw.ck. Mass. 

No. a.)o.^ Blbaxar* had daughter Rsbecca*, bora 1770, died Mty la, 177& 

Sx aiv— LVDiA*. ( Aiw-i»*', .lfi//*far»M. b»rn Jan'y la, 1736; married 
M:iy I. 1777 to Lrvi Wo:)drupf ; he died April 15. ijvi ; she died OA. 
13. 1809. Children : a. Orilla, b. March 15. 1778; m'd to Jnba Cowles. 
b. Joel, Keb. ao, i7Ha r. lames, (twinl. died Sept. t78& d. Daniel. June 

tt78a: married Lucy Holbrook. e. Polly, Aug. a6k 1789 ; was nmrricd to 
loyd Root ; died (xi. aa, 1877. 

Nj. aS|.^ AoBLAiDB Lb BKU.'<f wa^ born .\pril ai, 1781. Her daughter Blis- 
abeth* Bcckwith, S93t was married to Horace Hunn ; died Aug. 1833. 

No. fiy^AssA,^, { r^'fiif II*. P'tfiipK /-fiiiV Mitihfit^ >). w%% mirried to 
Calvin, son of Benjamin Cirnwell and Hinaaa VITilliam*. Hz was bom 
Aug. a6, 1778 ; died Sept. 3, 186a. 

No. 4oa.~ Richard*. {AHtirnt'\ RickardK /okn**, Jfittkeu^) of Alstead. 
married Sarah* Partriogb (Sylvester*. Samnel^ **, Johni, of Medfield, 
Mass. ). She was bora June 3, 1796. Bleven children. 

N.». 4^) — BfBKiBL BROCKWiV*,— quite p>«sibly that Bcekiel Beckwith 
who died at C jIcIi .'siier. SL irch 16. mH. a/ed siaty-five years ; therefore 
sbjut eighi yesr* old when baptised.- 



BeckwUh NoUs 67 

No. 448— Joseph*. {NalkamUi^ « • >, MaiiJUm^U baptised la Matcli i960 tt 
Hadlvme : married Ouvb CoifB, May j6. 1789 ; died Afiril it, iflof. Oi^ 
IVR went to WilUantalowfi, (Maia ? I. la 1806. Children :— a. Mary, 
died Jan'y 19. 17^6. Kt 9 y.. 11 m. ^. Aaeoath, died Aoff. 13, 1799, Kt. 
3 y.. 7 OL €, Sena, died Jnne 1, 1795, st s y. 

No. «qS.— JASOM*, {EUmMn*, DanidS^ Joupiifi, Nmikmnie^. Mfctikn^) :— 
Children:— a. Matilda, 1831), bom Feb. 9, (or 14), 1790; died Sept 9* 



11169 : (aee p. 46). *. Gnrdon, Jnly 8, t79i- ^- Bather, Jaa'jr 1^ >7as- 
d. Harrin, Auf . 18, 189s. r. Pheebe, Oct 10, t8^ ; m'd to Aea WUt- 
comb. /. Lncretia, (m). Jnly 10, 1799 ; m'd to Jonathan Howard, w. 
Truman, (dao) O^ 10, 1805. k. Orpha, (8jo), Jan. 10, 1809; died Get 
96. 1830. f . uwia OsxoaBi (839). (eee below). / WHliam Warner. 
Anff. j8. 1S19 ; died abont i8#o. 

No. 610.— MAEIA^ {Gtorg^, BartUla^, Gtorg^, J&nmH^, M^iikem^^y 
married May 1898 to Rev. Calvin Dnrfee, (eon of John Dnrfee and Mary 
Peek), who wat bom at Pittafield, Maaa., Odt 6, 1897 ; aha die%\ before 
i8,ti at Hnnter. N. Y. 

No. 624.— FmsDBaicx* {B^rwiiUi^^ Gtorg^, J0mak^. Jfa/Mm^i). sar' 
ried 1. Supmia Atwood, Jnne 3, 1813 ; 9. Jbeusha Sill, Jnly 6, 1817. 

N< . 639.— Rev. Gboags Comb' died May it, 187a 

No. 6s^— MO!mLLiOK'. (Av/*. Abnef^. Philips, Jimmlifi, MmUkem^ >), BMr- 
rieu Bliza Balie, danf hter of Lather Balie and Patience Horton. 
a. Bdwin. 6. Horace. c. Saiah. 4, Jeannette. 

No. 73o.^Natrakibl G.', {Betaiee^, Amdrm^, BUkuri^, /9*«"> Mmt- 
Iktu^ ), had eon Charlea Bdward, bora at Royalaton, Maaa., April 19* 1849. 

No 781. p. 63.— Mra. Sally (Bechwith) Stanton died Jan'y 93, 1839. M the 
age of aeventy- nine yeara. 

Nu. 839 — Lkwis Oasioa^. ( /ajoa*. Eleasaf*^ Dmmiei^^ Jotepk^^ Nmikmrn- 
fV/>. Maiikrw*), bora Feb. 10. 1816 ; OMrried Mabt McKsbic ; died Jan. 
99. 1845. Maky died Dec, 4. 1870 aged Bfty-two yeara. A eon, Henry. 

No. 973.^ WiLUAM UcoKiDAfl*. {Frumcis Xavief^^ Samuel^ Eiisk^^c), 
bura at ScotUviUe. April 93. 1835 ; died at Anrora, lU., 0€L 16, 1905. 

CORRBCnONS. 

[The more •eriona errors 90 far teen are noted here. The othera— nn- 
mcrons enongh, though not very mialeading — are left for reader's ingen- 
nity to And.] 

Page 9.^ BUsabeth. Na 6, did not ontlive John Batola). See pi^e 13. 

Page la— At No. S7 - Bstrbk died Dec. 4, t/74. 

Page 14.^ Aba, No. 83 : hit aaceatry ahonld read JosepJ^, N^ikmniefl. 

Ptge 95.— Thomas. No. i^ his ancestry : Tkomuu^^Jatepti^K 

Page 97.— Head-nnmber 188 ahonld be m. 

Page 4a — At No. 431, fourth line : read Sian/ord for Stamford. 

Page 47.^ No. 536 : in second line of paragraph, read tSos for 1705 

P*ff« 5.V— Pir»t line ; read Albert C. Fisker for son James Oliver Fisher. 

Page 59.— Add unity to each of head-nnmben 660, 661, 669, 663* 



Intorested readers will find the geagraphy of these pagea. BMistly, plain 
enough at sight Usually, where a Sute is not named. ConneMcnt, New 
Hampshire. New York, or Nova Scotia may be presumed; and the eon- 
teal will generally make clear which of these is to be tahea. Thna, when 



68 Btckwiik NOes 

Bot !tt other waj m^ntioasd. Bristol. Bttrtiafton, Owton, Gotbctt, Ham- 
harj, Utchicld, Middlctowa, Norwieh, PlalnTlllc, Roekvlllc, Sitem. Son- 
cift. SiMitbingtoB. Watcrfford, Wateitown, WIdvnIlc, tad Wdleolt ate in 
ConaciSllait _Atmon, Bethaay, Briflitoa, Caira. Gomycf. LaBoj. li 



Palayim, PittaTonl, Sdpio, aad Sputa arc in New York. 

[It aboald have bean noted at nezt-prcecdinv mge that HomriLL (page 
i8l van bom intj^o. At pa«e j6 Col. Paal Dndicy Baiganfa nauM ipm left 
incomplete. At page 97. No. #17, ftfth line of paiafraph for ato read Jo/.] 

It had been tbontht th%t data in hand mivht be aude lo ahow the proba- 
ble parentage^ Bev. Wileoa Beckwith ; bnt except that he waa a eon of 
Utk* Spfiaeer'tf ai«t«r, njthinq^ can hi aftrinsl of hfoi. 

Incltt«Jlni| twenty names that might have b^en nnmbercd there arc ii» 
dMC^ni«nt« of tiie c )loniiit-aaceatiir, bom to his family name, shown in 
tliese few p-ifcs. Due ia haai, bat not so plaa^ibly aasigaable to any 
completed line, Ucln 1* abont 1600 mxc namss,— as to man/ of which a 
ain^re tvSi «»f rsc jrd might serve to place each in fnll genealogical form. 
M Mt of these are of tiie seventh and later geaeratioas. aad as to them the 
diA.*alty a^uilly lies in their fonrth, ftfth, or sixth generation. 

It m ly be seen that in the third, fonrth, aad fifth there arc named thirty 
Beckwith sons of whom it cannot as yet be said that they left or left not 
cuildren. M'Mt of them, or none of them. m%y have died yonng. If bni 
ten or smiller number of them left posterity that faA wonid nuierially af- 
fe^ a geaeral geaealogv of tea or more gcaeratioas. la faA, it ia aot to 
ht donbted that more tliaa oae has liviar desc^adaata, who arc last aow 
forced, ia maay iastaaces, io begia each his family-record with the aame 
of a graadfather. 

This page w is aearly all ia type whea it was leamed from a letter, Jast 
then received, that oa a graalte olock at Hearietu cemeterv, set ap by or- 
der of a grindwn, i* cut the name ** Antoinette *' for AMmide, n^dow of 
SamuKw, Sj. «I|. Tnis is bai a fresh iaataace of the occaaioaally aacer- 
tala genealogical value of tambntooe-in^criptions. 

Acknowledgment was made in eariier numbers of Noras of indispen- 
sable iaform^tlou most kindly supplied. The old obligations arc still in 
fall force. The New Bngland Historic Genealogical Society and iu BsQis- 
TBR have been of both general and specific service. Mr. Albert C Bates, 
Lfibrarian of tne Conne^icnt Hi^toricsl Society, favored the pnrpoae here 
in hiai very mtteriallv. The Wisconsin Historical Society a not scanty 
re 4oarMM for special historical inquiry have supplied much collateral in- 
for n itton. .\ia tng m i«t coasiderate aad heipfaicorresp jadcnts are : — 

3Cr«. Miry .\mslia (Cooke) Knous. of New Haven. 

Mrs. jane (Treat) Smith, of Hartford. 

Mrs. Ann Louisa Burt, of Kecne, N. H. 

Mrs. Anne d. (Shipman) Stevens, of Detroit. 

Bev. Anson Titus, of Tufts College, Mass. 

William T. B. M irvin, of Biston, and George F. Marvin of New York. 

Iohn H. Bansom, of Buffalo, 
lillin Hinsdile Ingraham. of New York. 
Dr. Albert Waring Hinmaa, of Brsddock, Penn. 
Btleigh Warner HjI'len. of Honeoye Palls, N. Y. 

.Ibout three years ago the compilers received from the author of ** Gen- 
€%lo^iC'tl Gtea^imzs i« BmFiamd,*' by the pen of a helpful kindied-cor- 
respondent who is nis neighbor, a few woitls approving some quality that 
he attributed to the work or method of work iu eariier NoTBt. It had not 
been thought that anything Bikhom-made could )iave so much as moment- 
ary Interest for *' the greatest living worker in the field of human relation- 
aaips.'* Such indulgent judgment pleasingly assures the Nebby Da-oo-ds 
of genealogical inquiry that their efforts at foundation-laying have not 
been " wholly waated. wholly vain.** 



GENERAL INDEX OF NAMES 



[The namet of children of BncKwrra daiMrhterw are onitted : hot, ta a 
worh no laiver than this, these will he fovnd readily enoorh hj refeiencc 
to naae of either parent] 



•Abhott Mary A. 

*Adania. Mn. — 

Darittt .... 



•Allen. 

•Allyn. Freeman .... 

.Tonah 

•Mary Ann • . . 

•Natnan 

•Amberson, flaml C. 
•AnderMm. Sarah ... 

•Wellt 

Andrews. Daniel .... 

•Hbeneser .... 

John 

5o«eph 

Samnel 

•Timothy 

•Armsttongr. Car. P. 

Rev. Richard . 
Atkins. Benoni 

•Rev. Irenns.. 

Samnel 

Thomas 

•Atwood. Sophia . . • . 
Austin. Benjamin ... 

•Helen 

•Lovisa 

•Ayera. Mary 

•Ayres, 



91 
91 
.IS 

tfo 

69 
.t9 

6i 

^ 

7 
44 

7 
7 

7 

7 

57 
4* 



•Balis. Msrr « 

T.nther •... 59* ^ 

•Ball. Arsd 99 

Caffoline aa 



•Banning. Calvin ,•» '^ 

To*»fi ^ 

William ^ 

Barber. F J 6^ 

•MsTvaret .... M 
•Barbonr. RamnH T. 61 
•Barker. Pannv M. . ao 

John 19 

•Banipbr Ambrose . 1^ 

•Rebecca «^ 

Tlmothv 1* 

WilKam «^ 

•Bame«. RHssbeth .. «n 
•Mrs. Hannah % 

Tsrsel •9. ^ 

Rodnev 9i 

•Snsan 60 

4^ •Bartholninew. Amy .1^ 
4B ' Bassett. Harriet .... ta 
48 , Bates. Kliabeth .. 9. 67 
671 •Tnhn ... 9, i^. 67 
59 Beach. T.vdia 57 



59 
99 



•Babcocx. Ltdia .. 
Bailey. 

Bmory ••■••... 

John 

•Balcom, — — 



•Baldwin. Charles .. 

IstMlH 

•Balis, Blisa 



.t9 
90 

66 
44 

9 
5.1 



Beckwith Aaron B. . 56 
Abel ........ o. 9^ .f6 

Abiirall .. 9. 19. t6. 90 

51. .t9. 46 

Abiirail Olmstead . 96 

Abigail Warner .^.97 

Abijah 6.14 

Abner ... 9, 91, 99, 59 
Abner Ira ■ . • • . 57* ^ 
Absalom . 9, 99. 93. 5n 

Addles 58 

Adelia 16,56 



Beckwith, Adeline .. t\ 

Adelisa 60 

Adolohna Amaaa . 55 

Alanaon 47 

Alhanna 6t 

Albert 57 

Albert Clayton . . . . «n 

Albert S <* 

Alfred .v. ^ 

Alfred P .^ 

Alice ^« 

AliMm 46 

Allen %K 14. «5 

Alline » 

AlmisA it. 5Q 

Almira .icx 47 

Alva 5S-51 

Alrifiaark <n 

Amelia i* 

Amon 14. 90. 46 

Amoret ^ 

Amoa ... 14. so* to- ^* 
40. 45. .•^ 

Amv . . • . 94. .#. 40. ^ 
Amv Crocker .. 41. 69 

Anderson II. 10 

Andre 59.59 

Andrew... A. 9.91.9^ 

56, .fft. 45. ^ 

Anteline A ^ 

AmreWne Clarissa . <i 

Angpenora •• ^ 

Ann to. 16. 1^ 

Ann XHa .59 

AmM 5^ 

Anna .•>•••• 9i« 99. 9< 

.50. 59. 4t. 4«. 66 

Anne 9^ 44 



TO 



BeckwUk NoU$ 



Beckwith:— 
Aaae Sophie 
Asme ., 



• •44.641 
.. 99, 56 j 

Artemida Wto 

Anrine 37 

Am 5. 7. 13. 14. 17. «7 

^ ^» 3*« A ^» ^ 
AflaCavcrly y^ 

AMhcl Lane ... 3a, 49 

Aacoath 67I 

AshbclCidwell...4o! 

AnfmU Amanda . 43 

Asabah •) 

Baevch . 8. 19, aB, 43 ! 

Bamch Bntler . 35, 57 

Barring .|B, 19. 35. 57 

Banillti Brown ... 36 , 

Bathshcba 4« 10 : 

Belinda 31.49' 

Benjamin . . 3. 6, 8. 18 : 

Bertha s6| 

Bethnel .... la, 97, 43 < 
Bethnci Davia .... 43 ; 
Betaey ..... 97, a8, 39! 

Beaaleel >3*4o. 

Bnfpee 561 

Bntler "9.35i 

Bvfwi 97.43 

Cala 8: 

Caleb 94,41 ' 

Caleb Raymond 41, 63 , 

CalisU....v 371 

Caroline . 19. a8. 38 43 1 

«- w -, so. M. 58 ' 

Catharine .. 17. 93. 59 . 

Catharine Amelia . 56 - 

Catharine Mat 44, 65 

C»tyAnn 37 

Charity 96 

Charleft . a6. 30, 36. 40 j 

Charlea Barnes ... 60 1 
Charlen Rdward ..67 
Charlea Rdnrin .... 51 
Charlea Raimond . 50 • 

Charlea & 58; 

Charlotte... 16, ai. 97I 

34.36.41.4.^46! 
Channcey i.^, a8i 

38.48.6f. 
Channcey Ingham 49 1 

Chloe • . • . • ai . 37 > 

Chriatopher 95 

ClariftM . 99. .97. 98. 38 
Clariaaa .\nne . 37. 60 



( Beckwith :— 1 

Clark ...39,4*. 53.641 
Colvin .•••••...••• sii 

Cordelia S 

Cornelia B 57 | 

Corydon 45 

Cynthia 44 

Cyma 11 

Cyma Groavenor . 63 
Damon Howakd . 51 

Dana 30,48 

Daniel... 3*4.5.^ i4 
1^99.99,41,45,40 
Daniel Kewcomb . 35 . 
Daniel Newell .... 45 ' 
Dan*l W*ah*t'n . 39, 61 1 
Daniel Wilcox .... 57 
David 7. I5« 16: 

30. V. 41 
Deborah .... 9^ 99 



':1! 



Deniaon 41 

Devillo S3 

Diana 3>. 43 

Diana Lauretta ... 59 

DianthaC 46, 

Durcaa... 9, 13, 97, 98! 
Dorothy .5. 11. 98,441 

Bbbnkzre 41 j 

Bdgar H ^' 

Bdmnnd • 64 j 

Bdmnnd GriiAn ... 3$ 

Bdna 40 : 

Edward A ^| 

Bdward Everett 55, 00 : 
Edward GriiBn ... 57 • 

Bdm-ardM 61 t 

Bdward Manning . 56 ' 
Edward Seymonr . m 
Edwin ..31. so. S4. 67 
Edwin ICerton .... 50 ' 

Elbridffe 46 

Eleanor ^, 

Kleasar .... 14, 96. 66 ■ 

Eli «. 

Eli Bartholomew .. 60 - 

Elijah 5. >>* 25' 

Eliaha 7. 10. I9. 17, 94 j 

95.36. 41.43' 

Eliaha Park 63 

Eliaha W 63' 

Bliaheba 6. 14 

Elisa ... 35.43.43.69. 

Eliaal 34^ 

Eliza Jane 50, 59 

Eliaabtfth ... 1,9.3.5; 

7. 9. «o. 19, 13, 14 ; 

16. 17, 18. 19. 93, 9J ' 

95. 96. 99, 34. 35. 36 * 

40. 43. 53. 66. 67 




Beckwith:— 
Biiabeth Conklia 98 
Blisabeth Ellen ...96 
BliaabethGale....& 
Bliaabeth Matilda S9 

Blkanah ••••. 17 

BlU Fidelia S9 

KUaLoniaa 64 

Ellen 47 

Ellen A. 40 

Blliott 13.66 

Blton 54 

Elvira 43 

Elvira Minerva • . . «9 

Emily 35,57 

Emily Cornelia ... 36 

Emily Loniaa ^ 

EmmaB. 43* Si 

Enoch 18,35 

Enoa .18,60 

Ephraim ...... 13, 97 

S™-- 37.59 

Eraatna .... 35. 38.57 
Brwin Garwood ... 54 

Eatelle 46 

Bather .. 10, 14, 10, 90 

_. .,«4. 35. »7. 66. 67 

Ethelinda 41 

Engene 61 

Bofenia 53 

Ennicc 5. 6, 8. 9 

19, 16, 17, 91. 99 

J6.48.66 
Baekiel Brockway 

95, 49, 66 
Esra .... 19, 95, 96, 41 

F. Louisa 58 

Fabina - 35, 57 

Fidelia May 58 

Flavel 99. 38 

Florence Goodhue 55 

Franrelia ^ 

Francea Elisabeth 50 

Francea F 58 

Francea Fidelia ... 36 
Francea Martha ... 54 
Francia Marion ... 5^ 
Francia Marvin ... 18 
Francia Xavier 34, 55 
Franklin Coleman te 
Franklin Randolph 57 

Fred H 50,54 

Frederick . . 94, 35, 41 

57. 07 
Fred*k Mortimer . 33 
Garwood H. . . 33, 53 
Gay V 



B«ck«lth, Geone j. S. 9 ' tMhwlIk, Im 

17, 19, M. 11, iB, 31 • - 

3& n> 4*. 41. 46. 47 
A 31. M. SS. ST. n 

G«otfc AamatMi . jfi 

0«M(eCUpn. M.34 

OmicCom ..95.67 

OMffeB- 57 

GeorfcOriBn .... 57 

0«M|« Hvary .... 90 

Gcoif* L«Bnui jt. U 

0«4«g< ScrVMU .. JA 



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Gcoccc Wbttetcld u- 

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Rarrict SefdMtiT . jo 

Hanlct SophU sj 

SUrjia ti,*5,» 

Hinty . 16, ■«, 31, 3B I 

RalCD H. 

Henry Bdwli 

Kenrr Jamca . 

Hcnrr Mortimer . . 49 ' 

Heater 14. 41 , 

H^icUab s. lo' 

Hfraa u 

Hiram Will i«n 4 .. C* 
Holmea Cbipmao . 35 1 
Holmca Hanrln lA, j.t ' 

Homer 411 

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Wade G 

■ 41 

ta ..........45 

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19, 14. 91,30. 49 

43. 48. 63 

Lacr AntellBa 31. «i 

LaerAnn 63 

Ltth' 37-Ao 

Laman 43 

lAreaa iB 

Lareoda ... 11.3^47 
Lr<ia .. s,£.8. 14- ■) 

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Mircarct ri. 18, .16. 37 
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MiriaSterilnt ■••37 

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Beckwiik Naics 



Beckwith, lUxtha . a. 5 ;^eckwlth, Oliver 4. 9, 

6k 7. 9* 16, 17, «3. 13 1 Ottver Allyn 61 

lUftha Hawlcy .•• 54 1 

Martha Lewis 51 > 

Martha W. 57' 

Martin .. ts. sx s6, 49 1 

Marvin, St 16, 33 • 

Marvin Bdward ... 59 - 



Mary... 9.3,5.6,7.9 
10, II, 19, 14. 16, 17 

19. «. ^ «2« **• "" 
31. .U. 37. ^. 41. 

^^ 50. 54* 57. 58. 59. 

Mary Ann 34. 

Mary Brainerd .... 66 
Maty Catharine ... 4S 
Mary Bliaabeth ... 50 

53*55 

Mary Blla .«> 

Mary Hyde 36 

Mary L. 46, 5S 

Mary J^vinia 56 

Mary OAavia . . 35. 56 
MaUlda . 43. 45* 46. 67 
Matthew .... 1. 9. 3, 6 

Maurice 57 

Mavhew 34.56 

Mehetabel 90. 91 

Melicent 96 

Mercy 6. 15 

Michael 37. 

Mindwell 46, 

Miner York ... 39, 61 j 

Minerva 44 i 

Montillion .. 37, 59. 67 , 
Morrell Dolpnus . . 51 ; 
Nancy . 40. 41. 46. 5t 

Nancy Lord 36 • 

Naomi 9«. 39.44' 

Nathan .. 5, 10, ii, 19 

95,97,98.49 

Nathan E 49 

Nathaniel 1. «, 5. 8, 9 : 

19. 13, 96, 44 
Nath*1 Brom-n 8, 19. 36 
Nathaniel G. . . 40, 67 
Nath'l Haynes 9S», 44 
Nathaniel Lord ... 36 
Nehemiah ... 7, 9, 17 

34.66 

Nellie C rT. 46 

Nelaon . 97, 30. 46. 50 

NelMm B 43 

Nettie Amelia .... 50 
Nicholas . 8, 90, 91, 41 
^ilei* ....... 19. 90. no 

Noah 94. 40 

Norman 35. 57 

Norman Clark .... .57 
Ouve jfy 



OUVtrP. 46 

Oliver R.. 46 

Orinda 40 

Orpha 45.67 

Orlando Hiram ... 60 

Orren 31. 50*60 

Oicar 33,54 

Oacar A 54 

Pamkla 43 

Pamell • 99 

Parthenia 18,35 

Patience 5, 8, 13, ao, 35 

Penelope 3.8,35 

Perry 11 

Peter 36 

Philande r .19, 40 

Philand. Sidney jfx 48 

Philemon 54 

Philinda 99 

Philip 3,81 

Phineaa 10,941 

Phcehe . . . 8, 10, ao, 91 ; 

Polly ... 99. 96, 97, 35 I 

.|6, 37, 3p, 41 i 
Prudence 1. 9. 4, 9, 10 1 
13- 18. 97. 43 

RaCHAEL .. 19, IQ. 97: 

Raliaman 39, 61 ! 

lUuttom 3.^ I 

Rebecca 3, 6. 9. 17, 18 
19, 90. 91. 99. 94. 99 1 
^ ^ 3.V .19. 43. 46. 66 

Reuben ii. 30; 

Reynold .. 3,6, 16, 33 

Rcyncfldfft 17 ' 

Rhoda .. 14, 19.30, 36' 

Rice 15 

Richard ..4,9.93,95 

40, 66 i 

Richard E 5t$ 1 

Rich'd PvaiKon 91, 36 

Kizpah Field 40! 

Robbing 15 I 

Robert N 56 > 

RoManna 14 : 

Rnel 14! 

Rni«* 99,45 

Rnfna H 65 

RuMclI 41 

Ruth ... 9. 4, 6, 16, 17 ' 
kttth Amelia . . 44, 65 ' 

Sabra 94. 41 

Sally.... 91. 94. t9. 41 ' 
59.03, 

.Sally Ann 

Salmon . 16. 33. 43, 59 



Beckwith, Samantha 
Sonael 3* 5. 6, 7. 8, i 
17, 19, ao, as- 17. ^ 



^ ft.^.^.85. 68 
» Gaylord ... 30 



SamaelOaoar 44 

Samuel Valentine . 90 

SaafordW 46 

8w«b 9, 3, 4. 5. 6, 8, 9 

19, 13. 15. 17.18, iq 

90, 99, as. 97t 36, 41 

^ ^ 43. 45. 46. 67 

Sarah A. .*» 59 

Sarah Adeline ..•• 90 

Sarah R. 58 

Sarah Bliaabeth 55. 60 

Sarah Fiak 65 

Sarah Hunt 63 

Sarah Jane 55 

Sarah Sophia 59 

Saston ya 

Sena 67 

Seth 94,38,41 

SethLee 58 

Shailer 93 

Shubael 98 

Sidney Fitajamea . 48 
Silaa . 6. 15. 31, 40, 46 

SilanL 43 

S lence Lamb 6 

Simeon Wood .... 98 
Sophia .. 96, 39, 59, 66 

Slanlon 41 

Stephen . 5. >>. 99. 95 
97. 98. 99, 39, 43. 46 

Snaan 16,33 

Suaannah 95, s6 

Sylvania 99 

SylvanuA 10, 95 

Sylveater ... 16. 31 , 49 

Thankful 39 

Theodore Ira 53 

Theodoaia 54 

Thomaa .. 5, 9. 10, 91 

99, 95. 38, 67 

Thomaa D ...61 

Thomaa Sterlitif . . 57 
Tliomaa Tobiaa 37. 59 
Tho'a Worden . 18. 34 

Thompaon 8 

Tirtah .•••••••• 17. 4.I 

Titna 14. 99,45 

Truman . 99, 45, 65, 67 

UasuLA 99. 38 

Vrlma 54 

Vintim 9, 99 

Warbkx ... 97. 43. 55 

Watroua 66 

Watt* 19 

Wella 3> 



Betlrjnik Notes 



73 



Bcckwith. Will 54 *Bn>oks, Hannah 10, 94 !Chaaim<tn. Renben . 15 



Willnrd 50 

WillUa 3. 9, It. 17 9.1 

William 'Bdmiind! 
William Gordon .. 

William H 

W*m Lconidait . 55, 67 
William Warner . . 67 

Wilnon 44. » 

Wolcntt 14 



Henry 10. 94 | Thankfnl 15 

^Horace 59 Thomaa ,... 9, 49 

iMae 94 !*Cliandler. Ira 50 

'Samuel li ' 'Chapin, Joanna .... 40 

''Brown. Bllen B. ... 5^ Jnatna 40 

Geotge 53 ' *Ctiapman. ... 65 

^Jeannelte . . . . ^ ' Rev. Benjamin 16 



Nathaniel 8 

Nathaniel M. . 5B 

*Saiah 8 

6 

S3 



Chappell. 



•Klisha 4Z 

*Geofire .... 4. 10 

*Lncia 93 

•MeheUbel ... 5 



Wototon .|S ' ^BrownMm, Mra. Ab. 

Worden 7. tS *Bmndtfe. VLx*. Ca. 

Z.%NONt ^ , Bmah, Edward 51 i Chase. Kdwnrd 55 

Zcchariah 14* 30 ■ 'Hannah 51 ' *Heiiter Ann . . 39 

Zelida Catharine • . 31 Bnckland. Samnel . . i ; *Cheney. Lavina .... .<«< 

^oas 10, 95. Badd. Capi '.... »4 , Cherrr Peter 39 

Zerttiah 17 Bueli.' Benjamin .... 51 , ^Chenley. Rn»fcell ... 34 

Z. King toley 69 ; *Loreiuo Tnm. 51 ; ^Chipman. Calharine 18 

98. Martin 51! Randley .. 16. 18 

*Beebe. 9. 41 ! *Balkeley, Dat-id ... 66 John Huatkn . . ifi 



Joanna 41 

^'Lncy 4' 

*Naomi 14 

•Warren P. ... 30 



William 41 | *Kurpee Lncy M 

61 ! 



■BuIHh. Abram 39 • •Rebecca 16 

Bnrchard, Ezra 44 William .%llcn 17 

•Sopiiia C 44 ' i^ChrrMie. Jane .\nn 55 

*Bui ke. — 36 ^Church. John 44 



Brecher, Henry . . . 

' Belden. . . . 

*'Bennett. . . 

Bcntley. John ..... 
^BergMrom, Marie 

*Bifg», Mary 11 

^^Bignall* Charleii .... 43 
•Bingham. Lucy .... 46 
•Birchard. Jame* . 7. 4 

John 4 

Bifthop. — 49 



^Jchiel 5^ 

•Bi«ftell. Mr9. Sarah 39 

•"^Blodgett, Blla 34 

^Bogardns. Hiram . . 3^ 

•'IkK.th. Phofcbc 51 

*Boswortb. Chine ... 66 
•Biiwman, Helen ... 61 

' joaeph H. . . . 59 
Brackett, Samnel ... 63 
Brainerd. M.vy . 13. ^66 



.16 

Burt. Richard i^ 

60 , Zaccheo!! iS 

63! •ZebuUm 91 

16 Burwell. Eliaf .v 

60 ' Butler. Dr. f oftiah ... 33 

•Mxriha x\ 

•Marv Hi 

William W. . . . 32 
Byington. Milton J. . 59 
Calkin'ss. Ahira ... I.<N 

Hugh 23 

•John iS. 9.^ 

•I.ocy 93 

•Nanry S 63 

*Naorai 41 

Samuel 93 

Stephen 93 

*Campfield. Abby M. 34 
CAuficld. .\biel 34 



•Brandon Jaoob 
Brar. Capt. Am . . 
Britt, Martha .... 
Brock war. John . . 
ChriMopher 



•Henry K. 

♦John J 

!.t Col. SamM 
Carter. ^— 



.53 

37 ; Cary. Grn. William 
i.t;*»Ca*c. 



5S • •Caverly. Hiram .... |i 
WoNton .... 3. 9 J *Cha«iwick. Guy .... 15 
^Caroline S. .. ^J* ' •Chamberlain . St M. 34 • 

•fpnr I :). Champion, Ezra .... 13 

•Hannah 9 

Henrr .. 9, 13. 42 

1«raei 4- 

•J.^hua 14 

''Mehetahcl ... 43 



•Parnell 21 

*Sarati 5. ss 

*br« ck*. 2.; 

. ♦ \iinii !•• 

'Arahclla .O4 



•Mary .^nu ... 34 

William Tone :f 34 

Clapp. Martin . 3» 

'"Clark. Aoig^il ... 6. 16 

Abraham 32 

navid..; iC 

♦Frances 37 

Gurdivn 44 

Jame» .. 16. 31, .v 
John ... V- 44' 49 

Nathaniel 44 

Ruftt?i %2 

^Kuth Matson 44 
fUmuel .... 16. .U 

*Scth 32 

^SuMan 6« 

Wtlli.im 44 

Clarke. William G . 32 
Cogswell. Mrs. II. .. .; 

*'jamert iS 

34 Martha 3 

34 •William 16 

3! WiMall 3 

60 « "Conifstock. yi>. 11. 311 
97 ' *Mr». Phielie . 23 

37 * *Cone. 10 

George ,\< 

•H.ii'.iial: 3^ 

•Olive tr 

Cook, Nathaniel .... 14 

R<ihcn 14 

"SeUh 14 

Cooke. Aaron 32 

Joficph 32 

•Nathan 32 



74 



Beckwitk Nain 




*Cool«j. BlUkim ... 4 j 'Oiirfec, Cilvia . 35. 67 

Coolidte.joha ^! John 67 

Cooper, luiy Ncfos ^ ! Dvrkcc, Col. Jolio .. ss 

^Moaot 17 1 DnttoB. Benjanin .. 31 

^Copp^Uiis .toi loteph 31 

90 { *lCinha 31 

oj •Smlly 17 

Comwell, BeaJamin . 66 < BATOSf, Aasfsa 30 

•CiMa.... 39.661 •BX\9hik 36 

^Ooarlfti. Bliftha 6* Hani«oa A. ... 30 

Jaba 66: ^live Haaaah 30 

^oa,JohB R 16; Samael •. jo 

•Cragia. Moses Ang. 63 • Timolhj 16 

*Croeker, 81Uabeth . 41 1 *Bdea. PadeaceS, ». ti 

leeac Ml^Bdffar. — — 34 

^Hebeadah ... 94 *Bdwanlt.Joho *...•• 39 
fCro^by, Rebecca ... 97 , ^BIIU, Bftaer Aan .. 36 

loha 9^i Joba 36 

aaa, ■ ... 3 ; *8l1swortb. Dr. C. C 39 
CartiM, Abel 33 \ Bmerich, Ganett ... 39 

*BUsa 53 Baoi, CoL Rofer ... 31 

Iseac 33 i ^Bwell, Joba J 31 

*Daoobtt, RoaACB 
*I>eaiel9, Heary A. . 

floba 8. 

*Natbaaiel ... 10 
Reaaab ... 40 

liailftfb .•••••• 40 



PsaiCALD, — 



•Pllkint. Ceom 
lamael . 



.. 35 

• S9 
*Fiacb, Samael 63 

Pitber. Albert C. ...67 

liaietO. ••33.67 

X>art, Danicf.^^.^^^^ 94 ! •Pitkc, Lean* it.' V.'.' 3^ 

•BlUabetb . 94. 41 j •Poote, A^bel 39 

r 10: *Pord, S. Alfred •••• 31 

WW 16 



•• 10 

;::S 



•Davit. B 



• .•••••..( 



•Blisabeth .... 43 

•lUfteret 43 

•lUrtia 4^ 

•Decker, ICerT 

•DeLamiter. Jacob j. 64 
Demlag, Blisabeth ..11 



43 •Ponijrtb. Caleb 



I. Bdwia 60 
BleAa 60 



DeWolf, Baltanr 
•Praak& 



•JamcftB 38 

Ionieh 93 
Mn. Lacy ... 93; 

BiBioa ...•...• 93 ■ 

•Dexter. Sally 661 

•Dibble. Israel 93' 

DickiaMB, Nathaaiel 50 j 

•Isidore A. ... 50. 

•Mrs. Sarah.. 
Dieksoa, Bdward .. 
•Dimmick. MclWaa 

Dody, Lather 

•Doe, Sarah 

•Dont hty. Mrs. A. M- 34 
•Donglas, Naacy .... 41 



Jason 
•Porsythe. William . 31 1 
•Pos.i!ck. Wmiam B. ^ 

.45 

51 
i\ 
61 

97 
.17 



Gabert,ida 64 

•Lydia 10 

jaary .••*•• 3i 
•Wi&aaB. 

•Gillct, Cslcb .... 

Saauiel 16 

Goodbae. Geoi|a ••• 33 
•Raaaah...... 35 

GoodaMa, lalias B. . 61 

Goodrich, Charles •• iji 
Joba j|l 

•Goo&ietL Jacob .... 8 

Goald,Bdkh 65 

•Graat Bealaada... i 
•Jerasha 13 

Graves, Mary 94 

Greea. Raaaah 6t 

•Gridley. BeUada R. 48 
Cm. Richard •• 30 

•Grifia, Allya W. ... to 

•Leaiael • 19 

•UvU 

Grifllth,Aaaie 

•Griaies, — 

piora 9s» .■••.. 

•Grlswold. Blisabeth 

Matthew 1 

Samael ....... 11 

Sylvaaas • 11 

i •Groat, Uada 40 

^ Gastia, Abifail 4 

I •Haiort, j A2f b 39 

Rail, Lois 4 



•Poster. Rev. Jetor 

Rev. Thoms<« . 
•Powler. Mrs. B. B. 
•Muy C^iBille 

Mercv 

... 93 ' Prsnklia, William ., 
...39 *PaUer. 



•Drake. Blisabeth 
•Draper. 



•City .%aa 

Blvard 19 

•BpHrsim I9 

J'Yha 19 

Michael 17 

•S*Uy 3'* 

Simael i9 

S'labsel 19 

i9|GALB. Abrl 12 

19 Blmaad |9 

•Blissbsth ..•• 49 

John, Joseph . 49 
o«iah 49 

•Gallap. Bstsev 36 

I Gsylord. Bliiah 30 






43 



•Kaaice • 30 



Daraat Rev. William 6 , ^Gersrd. 



11 'Gee. BIbridae 99 



Ramlia, Bbeaeser 
Geocire Atwell 
•Raaaah .... 
James 38 

Rammaaa, Heary .. 33 

•Mvv S 

•Mstiids 33 

•Rsrris, Anaa 93 

Daniel 15, 33 

•Gilbert 33 

Rcary .«....•. 35 

Joba 33 
Lacretia 99 

Mrs. Lacy •• 9, 99 

•Rebecca 36 

Richard ..•• 9. 99 

•Thomas 9 

•Hart. Adaah j^ 

•Almirs 60 

•Clarissa 60 

•Bmily 41 

•Georfc 18 

James 60 
Joha 99 

loha Banysa . . 31 

Renbea 31 

Roswell 31 



•Hanrey. Abigail . 



' •Uarr .. 

•Haye*.TltM , 

'Hi^acB. Lrdia Jf] 

MempKCML JoaliBi.. j 

SdbcTt ol 

Hickns, KmImcI . . 
•Kicks, BIbabeth 



^3 



Hill. 
•HiBi 

ApiT 

Carrcnc* BMher 
Edward 33, 



ihlnca* 

Samncl 

TitM 

'Hitchcoch. Lrtlia . 



•Hoban. Adln P. ... 6a 

Hodn. »7 

•HoMBvtoo, Abicul S3 : 
Joab, J*h«....M 

soliMBoa S3 

Holbrook, LWT ....S 
Hooker, CoL Noad'h 31 

•HooM, Haita ]i 

*U^kini, Dorcaa... 4^ 
Gide«D 4^ 



label 
Scth.. 



William 48 

HoitoB, P4ti«ncc si. «7 

•How. Mn.UaTT... <; 

'Howard. Diniel ... to ' 

■^oaatban . . 4S, 67 ' 

Mmacl 60 ; 1 

•Sarah Abb ...6o;< 

•Thomaii 40' 

•HadBBtt. RliM ....3Bi< 
Hndaon. Bliaa... 36, .«' 1 

Eliiah I,,' 

•Hn. Lscinda .VS ' 

•Naacr S*' 

•Han. Hra. jBlia .. 49 ' 
•Humph rcj. Beta . . . 45 ' 1 



BeckwitA Notts 
■HKattcjr. BcBJaMiB > 

:Bi.;::::::;J 

•Manr 6; 

Hard, Adam .... id,*; 
•Caw da^ ■■ aj. - 

•BUMbctb'... 
loliB • 

I«MM « 

•SkabBcl .... 

'e^^.jota ........ 

•HnMa, tSkHiiMt . 

Jacob 

•Iitohjui, Chaumc'y 
lacimbam, laaae .... 

•laaae Hefce . 

•lanaa, (Nlver 

Ivca. loba 

•iBlla 

•Kldwrd 

Irvln, Abbb 

■Jjuus, BKin*MU> • 

tiaac 

Jerome. Vcratlda .... 
, •johasoB, Bliaa 

KcT. StattbCB . 
•Jowa, Bliaabctb T. 

lobn Sdwatd . 

•for. DavA 

•tuUa,Blln 

•kasbsiuu lCai7B. 

•KceacT, AlW!"! 

•aiUabctb ... 
•Meketabel .. 
•Eetdaa. Cora P. 
Robert 




^Uck,aaniMlB....5S 
•Lecte. SwaaBBb ... 14 
•Lepperd.AbbrJaacsl 

Leater, lUBBab 41 

Noab It 

Uw, IMphw St 

Ltwia. BcTtbaC.-....6o 
•OMater 48 



491 •GeotieC... 
«d! •Kansah 

S*MiB. Pkabe . 
I •Saiah 

SSl'Leckwood. — ^— .. 

8 'Lord. Baraabaa T. . 
•B'Inbeth .... 

43 'Jadab 

•4. I*TdIa 

SI' *Haacr 

53 ThcopMlaa... 

33; Thamaa 

48 William 

45 Lovelaad. laaae 

SLrdlard. Tbomia ... 
ILyon. Dvrld 

3 Henry B. 



•SlelTa Letilia 39 



. 33 ' UcBlwaln. . . . _ _ 

. SI ' 'HclBtrre. Aka>r...4« 
.SS-'McKecD, Xanr ....S? 
41 MeLeod, Deaald.... s* 
, .« 'llariaret S. .. 31 

. 3t MeXardo. WwaH . Si 



(bcr aaecatara'l 

■obcrt 

■Latimer. Roben ... 



jt Muwaiiac. Bliaib. . ig 

Si fef* M 

**" — 4. «» 



1'- 



Beckwitk N^lts 



MtfkUsid, >Ur7 N. . 31 1 «Mitchcn, Harriet B. 49 ' 

Mam 1. John 19 : Pradence Lndl. 35 

*!|o1ni Lottarop tf' ^Moody, Ladna .... 47 

I«Ua Attn 5S! Mjorc. Gcorfc F. .. 60 

^Itachael to- •Haaaah 9 

•Mantera, Abraham 36' ^lUn 35! 

*Maalera. Jamca B. . 56 ! *>fore. John a 

Maitin, Daniel 56;*Jlorfan. Abraham . 9! 

*HmllT Ant. .. 561 Amelia 4a ! 

^Harraet 57 ; 'Morley, Jciae H. ... 57 j 

MaiTin. Bdward, 3. 6| 7 | *Mor»e, Sally 39 

to, 45 i Morton. Charlea. .... 36 : 
Blkanah 17 \ 

''HmtJ 17 I 

Mary Ann -33. •3^1 
Mr«. Rebecca . 17 | 



•BMher 

•.Martha T! 

Matthew . >ii, ti 
•Miriam 7 



'Moteley, Harry .... 33 



Reynold 3, 6. 7. 9 ^Monea, joahita 37 

"1 3it 45 'MoAher. Lydia 41 | 

Mnnaell, Bsra 37 1 

•Mary Ann .... 37 | 

Mnrray. Bather 33 • 

•Mnagrave, Maigaret 36 : 

Myera. Alira 49! 

Nbwcomb, Amdrbw 17 ' 
•Catharine 17, 34 I 

John 17 i 
«^ph 34; 

Rnby 17! 

Newell. Daniel 99: 

•Rufna 9Q. 

Samuel 39 > 

•Sylvia J9; 

Thomaa 99 j 

•Truman 29] 

•Newton, Hanimh ... 11 ! 

larael 11 

Jamea it 

NichoU. David 3s 

.Miles, George 391 

^>lixon.Mary 64; 

•.\*oble. Blbon Sam'l 49 ' 

•Bliaa Ann 49 

Gideon. Matth'w 49 

Ralph, Ralph A. 49 i 

Solomon 49 

Thomaai. 49 

•Nonrill, Nathaniel . 6 

Noyea. WilUam 11 

*Nye, Minerva 44 

Nathaniel 44 

•Sarah 39 

Oakbs, 34 

\»lcott, Joaiah 3 

•Ollphant, Sarah .... 37 
HIrcntt, Lndnda.... 46 
^Odfood, Cynthia ... 46 

Lttcretia 39 i>atrom, Marv 33 

•William 4 Ouffhteraon. Jamea . . 17 

3litchell, .\loiuo .... 49 ilverbauf h, Jeremiah 3a 



Samuel 11 

•Sarah 3 

Matler. iCliaa 19 

•John 66 

Mra. Ludnda . 19 
•Lacy 19 

Matthe wa, Caleb .... 3a 
Caleb Newell . 3a 

Mattice. J. W 3a 

Matut. — 17. 

«Maafteld. Abinil .. 6t | 

•Maynnrd, Andrew .41! 

•Btienener .... 24 1 

Mead. Rachael 4a 

•Mcairher, John 50 

*Merriam, Samuel • . 6 
•Metcalf. Richard K. 40 

•Milan. Charlea 30 

•Miller. a 

• It 



•Dc Witt Clint 3a 

Bliaha it 

Kira 11 

•Herman H. .. 35 

Jeremiah 11 

JphnH 18 

Rev. Jonathan ai 

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<*attiarm. Col. John . • 30 
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Pearnun. John ao 

•Meheubel ao 

Peter. Richard., ao 
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Daniel 38 

•Diriut a3 

Henry 60 

Jaaper 9» 

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Laura 31 

Ludut, Phcebe 31 

•Reynold 92 

Samuel ... 33, •a4 

SuMnnah 11 

William aa. 23. a4 

Pclton. Henry 37 

Heaekiah 4a 

Itiiamar 4a 

John 37.4a 

•MarietU 4' 

•Roawell 37 

Samuel .... 37. 4a 

Thomaa 37 

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•Sally 41 

•Mary 4 

•Hannah 4, ao, at 
Penfteld, Fred'k C . 63 

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Matthew 96 .Sargent, Paal O. • . 96,66 . 

Stephen 96 *Sawyer, Dorothy . . 6 • 

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Thamaf 43!*Scovel. Mm. Mary . I9 

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•Reiner, Bliftheba ... 6 ■ •Rob*t Bageae 39 

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Sally 40^69 

Saaiacl .... 11, 69 

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•Siowe. Rosella Z. . 50 •Ware, Henry N. ... 65 . 
Strickland, Mrs. E. . 22 ■•Warner, Abitsll ..•97 
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Sannel 22! •Mary 9) 

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Siruthers. George ... 34 ' 'Waters, Carotine... 47 {•Woodmff. Levi 
Swan. Prederick .... 55 •Watrons. Gideon ... 9 ' Sarah .12 

•Harriet Sasan 55 ' •Jemsha 11 1 Woolsey. Rev. Tho'aot 

•3rif«,MayE ^. •Patience 66 . •Worden. Jane 7 

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•Tiift, Ransom 43**Wedffc, Jemima 

•Tinker, Amos k\ •Weeks. Joseph .... 22 

•Larancy j6 , •Welles, Albert 65 

Msry 5 ; •Whitman. Penny ... 43 

•Nithan 2o>«Welton. Edwin A. . 51 

TituA. Robert 50 1 Horace, inlia . 31 

T^mlinscm. Amos B. 33 ' •Westney, William . 46 

Bnrr 33 '.•Wheelock. Hannah 29 

Tompkins. Henry .. 32 j W.iitc, Joseph 52; 

•rauriney, Pji^cal .. 41 •Wickwire, Lanm ..56' 

•Townscnd. Thumas 29 I •Wilcox. Daniel 57 ' 

Tmm'«n, Jonathan . . 29 [ •Elijah 6 

•.^nsannah .... 29 | •Martha 57 

Thomas ....... 29 ' •Mercy 57 

Tryon. Abel 32 ! Nathan 27 

•Tnckcr. John 42 i*Wi1der, Rebecca ... 55 

Tnpper. .. 18. 51 ' •Willey. Abel 13! 

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Mehetabel .... 57 
Wyllys, CapL Saml 30 
•Yalb. Thomas .... 38 
Yeomans. Bliab .... 59 
•Elon Lealie .. S9 

Gilbert 99 

Nathaniel 99 

Theron Gilbert 99 

York, Amos 39 

•Hannah 39 

•Yonng. John H. A. 40 
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•VAX Arsdale. Ann 49. » 

Isaac 49 ' 

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Beni^ah 12 

Benjamin 27 

Isaac 13, 26 

John.... 12, 13. 26 

Lemnel 12 

Noah 96< 

•Sarah 12 



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•Elisabeth .... 1, 5, 9 

•Emeline 37 

•Emma 96 

•Esther 6a 

•Eunice 93 

Preelove 99 

Lydia 99 

•Martha 9, 9 

•Mary 11 

MeheUbel 29 

•Mindwell 46 

•Rebecca 3.96,35,66 

•Sarah 5. 9- «5 

•Susannah 2, 96 



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