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THE BECKWITHS." 



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PAUL BECKWITH. 



There aie but two biographers who c;ui tell the story of a man's life. One, the person 
liiinsclf, the other, the Kecord'n^ Aii<_re!. The autobinjrrapher cannot be trusted to tell all 
the truth, thoufjh he may tell nothiaa: but the truth, and the Recording'' Angel never allows 
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In thanking those who have so kindly responded to my 
letters of inquiry, I would say that I shall continue the 
" History of the American Beckwiths," and to that end request 
that I may be informed of all genealogical events that may 
take place in your families. Also I request biographical 
sketches of yourselves, your parents, grandparents, etc. 

PAUL BECKWITH. 

1003 Twenty-fourth street, N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 



THE BECKWITHS. 



The Beckwith Talisman. 
Obverse, the area filled with planetary characters 
with this inscription, '' In Deo conlideo revertentnr 
inimici meo retrosum," Reverse, these symbols 2C and 
? in conjunction in :§. with the inscription '' A pavis 
inimici custodi vitam meam oh tu Jehova/' (Ducatus 
Leodensis, Thursby). 

Aems. 
Yorkshire. * 

Ar. a chevron gu. fretty or., between 3 hinds' heads 
erased, of the second. On a chief engrailled gu. a 
saltier engrailled between 2 roses or, in pale, and on 
a chief joined to the dexter and sinister sides a demy 
fleur-de-lis paleways or. 

Yorkshire. 
Sa. on a chevron az. between 3 g-riffens' heads erased 
or. a boar's head couped, between 2 pheons gu. 

Aldhorough in Yorkshire. 
Aj. a chevron, between 3 hinds' heads erased gu. 

Trimden ^Vl Durham. 
Ar. a chevron between 3 hinds' heads couped gu. 



6 The Beckwiihs. 

Clynton in Yorkshire. 
Or. on a fess az. 3 fleur-deslis of the field. 

Crests. 

Beckwith or Bickwitli. A stag's head erased. 

Beckwith. An antelope ppr. 

Beckwith. William of Tlmrcroft in York, and 
Trimden in Durham. An antelope ppr. in mouth a 
branch vert. Motto " Jouir en bieu." 

Beckwith. A dove az. in mouth 3 ears of wheat 
vert, all ppr. 

Beckwith of Durham. A roebuck's head couped sa. 

Beckwith of Aldborough, York and Durham. A 
stag's head couped sa. 

Beckwdth of York. A stag's head quarterly per 
fess, indented or. and gu. 

Beckwith of York. A stag's " head quarterly per 
fess, indented or. and az. 

Beckwith or Beckw^orth of York. An eagle's head 
or. depressed with two bends vert, wings one arg., the 
other gu. 



The Beckvnths. 



Sm HUGH DE MALEBISSE. 



" Sir Hugh de Malebisse, held lands, time of Wil- 
liam the Conqueror," is all that Domesday Book tells 
us of this valiant old Norman knight, for valiant he 
must have been, or few broad acres would he have 
possessed in tho?^e days, when men encased themselves 
in iron shells, and struck hard with sword, lance and 
club. When arms and armor hung conveniently near, 
for outside one's o^^ti castle gate there generally was a 
chance for blows ; and if we would know the men of 
those days we must look for them under helmet and 
shield, founders of a feudalism felt even unto our day. 
Their lands, acquired at the sword's point, were held 
only as a price of valor in the service of theii' sovereign. 

At the time of the invsslioii '"(>f' England, the jSTor- 
D^.ans had lost all traces in language and manners of 
their northern or Danish origin, and though but little 
love existed between them and their French neighbors, 
still it was in Normandy that the French language had 
acquired its greatest polish and elegance. As the more 
essential attributes of body and mind are not so easily 
shaken off as language and conventional manners, the 
Normans were distinguished from the other natives of 
France by their stature, fair complexion, abstemiousness 
and moral qualities ; we can, theref'jre, well imagine 
Sir Hugh, tall of stature and fair of complexion, a type 



8 The Beckwitlis. 

that distinguislies so many of his descendantSj even 
unto our day, as he stood in 10(36 upon the sliores of 
Enghmd, eight hundred and twenty-four years ago, 
and with his warrior companions, voAved by the aid of 
Madame St. A[ary (the patroness of Norman chivalry) 
to carve with his good sword an Earklom or a narrow 
resting pLace, which even England could not refuse 
her valiant invaders. 

Toward the end of the eleventh century, wild times 
as they were, a glimpse of an approaching civilization 
was seen in the erection by the nobles of frowning 
castles and costly al^beys. William the Conqueror, 
who with a single frown made England tremble, re- 
built at his own expense, the superb Abbey of Juniieges, 
where the Cleric found learning and the poor man 
bread, on condition that the church should be under 
the invocation of the IMother of God. He assisted in 
person, with the Duchess Matilda, all his great Nor- 
man Barons and their retinues, at the dedication July 
1st, 106S, and who knows but that Sir Hugh m:iy have 
^ .en a spectator, and may have accompanied tlie Con- 
quer- r some years later when he crossed the -^ea to 
Nori ady, in order to be present at the dedication of 
the Church of " Our Lady of Bayeau." It was at this 
time, probably, that the Duchess Matilda paid hom- 
age to Saint Mary of Bayeau, by presenting that cele- 
brated tapestry in which her patient needle had in- 
voked the great epoch of the conquest of Ena'land. 
This drapery, '' embroidered with figures and inscrip- 
tion," was hung the whole length "' of the nave of the 



The Beckwiihs. 9 

church," says an inventory of the treasures of our Lady 
of Bayeau, drawn up in 1476. The tapestry of Bayeau 
enables us to see in battle and in camp these rough and 
rugged warriors, pioneers of a dawning civilization. 

The work, even of the needle, was rude in those 
days, still we can see there the men who fought at 
Hastings, and here we find Sir Hugh, in a "leather 
coat of tough Bull hide," covered with metal rings, 
sewn upon it, touching at their circumference, not in- 
terlaced, as in chain mail, for chain mail was as yet 
unknown. The coat and breeches one piece with a 
flap at the breast to admit the wearer, a casque of steel, 
gilded and painted, shoes and gloves of leather, legs 
protected by sheepskins fastened with leather straps, 
armed with an embossed shield bound with iron and 
covered with leather, upon which the arms were 
painted, a long spear and broad-bladed sword, and so 
appeared Sir Hugh, and his wamor companions. 

Sir Hugh de Malebisse had three sons. Kichard, the 
eldest, was witness to the charter of Albert de Kaiu- 
ville. Galf red, the youngest, willed all his lands to Gr , 
Madame St. Mary and the Monastery of Newbo, m 
1142, and became the first Prior. Sir Hugh, tht cond 
son, married twice ; through his second marriage he 
became Lord of Kny^^eton ; his first wife, Emma, daugh- 
ter of "William de Percy, one of the great and powerful 
Norman barons (ancestor of Hariy Hotspur). Sir 
Hugh lived in the reign of King Stephen, 1138, and 
had issue, four sons and one daughter, as follows : 
Hugo, Richard, Sir William, Sir Simon and Matilda. 
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10 The Bechwiths. 

Hugo, the eldest, was Chief Justice of County York, 
and married twice ; his second wife was Lady Bea- 
trice, Lady of the Manor of Wykes, County Cam- 
bridge ; she founded the Priory of Spinney, during the 
reign of Henry the Third, and died without issue, his 
"dands passing to his brother, Hichard de Malebisse, 
Lord of Ancaster, Knyveton and other estates. He 
lived during the time of Richard, the Lion Hearted, 
and possibly accompanied him to the Holy Land. He 
was Chief Forester of Galles, Derwent and Wonerdale; 
Chief Justice of County York during the fourth year 
of the reign of King John. In the second year of the 
reign of Richard the First, he paid 20 pounds to be 
Forester, as he had been in the time of King Henry. 
He paid, first year of King John, 5 pounds for the 
farm of Gueltres, and founded in 1198 the Monastery 
of Newbo, in Lincolnshire, of the Order of Praemon- 
statensis, and "o-ave to God, Madame St. Mary and 
the Abbey of Newbo," of which his uncle Galfred was 
Prior, all his lands in tlie village of ISTewbo, with the 
Churches of Ancaster and Knyveton, and, also, other 
lands. He had three sons. Robertus, the eldest, 
whose line became extinct in the second generation ; 
Richard, Lord of Beningworth, the youngest, died 
without issue ; John, the second son, confirmed the 
grants his father, Richard, had received from Morton 
Grange to the Abbey of New^bo in the fourteenth year 
of the reicrn of Kino- John. 

John de Malebisse founded the de Malebisse branch 
of our family, which became extinct in the eleventh 



Ths BeckxoitKs. 11 

o-eneration, on the mamasre of Elizabefh de Malebisse 
to Adam Beekwith, Lord of Clint, in 1379. 

The de Malebisse family, if we are to judge from 
munificent scifts to abbeys and monasteries, were 
wealthy and prominent, connected by marriage with 
many of the noble families of England. Many were 
High Sheriffs and Chief Justices, in those days ottices 
of high importance, filled only by the more prominent 
nobles of the county. They were Lords of several 
manors or estates. 

Sir Walter de Malebisse mortgaged his Manor of 
Scalton Castle to William Fairfax, on going to the 
Holy Land, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Sepulchre, as 
was the habit of the nobles of those days, in fulfill- 
ment of certain vows : he made Richard Fairfax, son 
of William, his heir in case he did not return ; this 
Richard Fairfax, son of AVilliam, married the daughter 
of Sir Thomas de Malebisse, brother of Sir AYalter, 
and, as Richard Fairfax afterward appeared on the 
records of Yorkshire as seized of the lands and Castle 
of Scalton, it is to be presumed that Sir Walter never 
returned from his pious pilgrimage. 

Sir Simon de Malebisse, Lord of Cowton in Craven, 
fourth son of Sir Hugo de Malebisse, married the 
daughter of John Lord de Methly. It was his son, Sir 
Hercules de Malebisse, who, in 1226, mamed Lady 
Dame Beckwdth Bruce, daughter of Sir William Bruce, 
Lord of Uglebarby, which lordship and other lands he 
had inherited from his ancestor, Sir Robert Bruce, of 
Skelton Castle, the progenitor of the Royal Bruces of 



12 The Bechiviths. 

Scotland. It is fi'om this marriage that we derive onr 
name. Lady Beckwith Bruce possessed, by inheritance, 
an estate or manor of hmd, called "Beckwith," in the 
old Anglo-Saxon "Beckworth," from ''Beck" a brook 
and " Worth " an estate. With a vie^Y, evidently, to the 
perpetuation of the name, required her husband, by a 
marriage contract dated 1226, to assume the name of 
Beckwith. 

Sir Hercules de Malebisse was Lord of Cowton in 
Craven, inherited from his great-grandfather, Sir Hugh 
the Norman, Lord of Clint, and by his marria^je with 
Lady Beck\vith Bruce, Lord of LTglebarby, and of the 
Manors of Beck^^dth and Beckwith shaw. He was suc- 
ceeded by his son, Sir Hercules de Beck^\ith de Clint, 
who married the daughter of Sir John Ferrars, of 
Tamworth Castle, who by marriage into the House of 
Marmion inherited by tenure of the Castle of Tam- 
worth the high office of Champion of England. 

Hamon Beckwith, grandson of Sir Hercules, was 
seized of the Lordships of Clint and Uglebarby, and 
the Manors of Beckwith and Beckwithshaw, took u]ion 
himself the coat of arms of John Lord de Malebisse, in 
1339, in proof of descent, presented to the Earl Mar- 
shall of England the marriag^e contract of his i^reat- 
grandfather. Sir Hercules de Malebisse to the Lady 
Beckwith Bruce. The decision of the Earl Marshall, 
dated 1339, is still to be seen (1868) in the Herald's 
Office. The marriage contract reads as follows : 

'• Be it known to all Nobles, where this present writ- 
ing shall come, be seen, or heard ; whereas Hamon 



The Beckioiths. 13 

Beckwith, son and heir of Nicholas Beck"\\ith, was 
named by the Earl Marshall of England, by a process 
that was datied from the aforesaid Marshals Manor of 
Reayssing Castle, in the Connty of ISTorfolk, Jan. 18th, 
in the tenth year of our Sovereign Lord, the King, in 
the year of onr Lord, 1339. That the said Hamon 
Beckwith, should usurp and take unto him a coat of 
arms, which was appertaining unto John Lord de 
Malebisse, for which better use by virtue of this pro- 
cess, we charge you, that you will appear at the new 
Mansion House of Saymore, before us and bring with you 
all such evidence and records of arms, that we may al- 
low, grant, and set our hands to your teste and posterity 
forever, and also that your appearence will be the 14th 
day of Octol:>er, next coming, in the aforesaid year 
above written. And the said Orator did appear at 
the said day appointed, and did bring with him such 
evidence, whereof one piece dated from the 10th year 
of Henry the 3rd., which was in the year of our Lord 
1226, fi'om one Hercules de Malbie, the son of Simon 
de Malbie, Knio-lit, who married the Ladv Dame Beck- 
with Bruce, one of the daughters of Sir William Bruce, 
Lord of Uglebarby, and certain other lands in Picker- 
ing, that the said Hercules de Malbie, should change 
his name, or else his coat, and his posterity forever ; 
and so it was what the said Hercules de Malbie chanired 
his name from de Malbie to Beckwith, and did hold 
his coat, whereof I the said Earl ^Marshall Peter Maw- 
lam, Lord od de Luke, Lord Chamberlain to our Sover- 
eing Lord, King Edward 3rd, and Henry Lord Percy, 



14 The Beckwiths. 

Sir Robert Boyntoii, Knt., and Sir William Acton, did 
see and allow it in proof, and the said coat to be his 
own lineally descended, whereof we have our hands 
and seals, to the aforesaid teste, the day and year 
above written, in the presence of many." 

Sir Hamon Beckwith.had numerous issue, three sons 
and fom* daughters, y William, his heir, was seized of 
the Manors of Beck with and Beckwithshaw, in the 
38th year of the reign of King Edward the 3d, and 
married the daughter of Sir Girard Urfleet, Knight of 
Wighill, in Co. York, who commanded a Knight's reti- 
nue at the battle of iVgincourt in France. Of Thomas, 
the second son, nothing is now known ; probably he 
died young. John, the fourth son of Hamon, pur- 
chased lands in Scough ; his line became extinct in the 
next creneration, on the marriacre of his dausrhter Ann 
to George E-owdon, Esq., of Rowdon and other fair 
possessions. John Beckwith was a stout man-at-arras, 
and was with King Henry in his French wars ; he was 
at the sieo;e of Harfleur and at the battle of Asrincourt, 
his name with those of other gentlemen, in the list of 
men-at-arms under Sir Girard Urfleet, at the battle of 
Asrincourt. From the following;; document, this worthv 
scion of our family received 24 cents a day for his 
military services : " The awards to be made by King 
Henry, to those who are to accompany him into France, 
to serve one year, and that they should receive, every 
Duke 13sh. 4d., every Earl 6sh., 8d.; eveiy Baron 4sh.; 
every Knight 3sh, a day if the voyage extended into 
France, eveiy Esquire and man-at-arms (gentlemen 



The Beckioiths. 15 

who served under the orders of a Kuiglit), was to re- 
ceive for Lis wages, 12 pence (24 cents), and every 
arclier 6 pence a day, and for every thirty men-at-arms, 
a reward of one hundred marks a quarter, and if the 
voyage extended to Guienne, each Duke, Earl and 
Baron, and Knight, Avas to receive as above, every 
man-at-arms f oity marks, every archer twenty marks." 
Doubtless this doughty warrior fought noble, and with 
the rest of the English army, before the V)attle of 
Agincourt, kneeling, asked the blessing of the Almighty 
on their arms, and stooping placed in their mouths a 
morsel of earth, in remembrance, it is conjectured, of 
their mortality, as a contemporary has it. 

William Beckmth was succeeded by his son Thomas 
of Clint, in the fourth year of the reign of Richard the 
Second ; he held the Manors of Magna Otringer and 
Huxley near Thursk, and married the daughter of 
John Sawley of Saxton. Thomas Beckwith was suc- 
ceeded by his son Adam Beckwith of Clint, who mar- 
ried Elizabeth de Malebisse, and thus reunited the two 
branches of the Malebisse family, after a separation of 
over three hundred years. Sir William, the eldest son 
of Adam Beckwith, married a daughter of Sir John 
Baskerville, and was succeeded by his son Thomas 
Beckwith of Clint, who ^y marriage with the daughter 
and co-heiress of Wm. Hasierton, became Lord of the 
Manors of Filey, Muston and Thorp, which his wife 
had inherited from Havisia, the daughter and co-heir- 
ess of Kalph de Neville. Thomas Beckwith of Clint 
had five sons ; Thomas, the eldest, and Adam, the f oui'th, 



16 The Beckwiths. 

died without issue. Sir William, Knight, of Clint, the 
second son, married twice : by his first wife, daughter 
of Sir William Plumpton of Plumpton, had issue, but 
his line became extinct in the next generation. Kob- 
ert Beckwith, the fifth son. married the daughter of 
Lowenthorp of Low^enthorp, and was the founder of 
the greater portion of the Beckwith family in Eng- 
land. Many of his descendants have filled important 
public ofiices, and whose names figure prominently in 
the military, judicial and civil history of England ; 
space will not allow a more extended reference to 
these branches of our family, other than to refer to 
the body of this work. 

John Beckwith, third son of Thomas of Clint, mar- 
ried the daughter of Thomas Radcliff of Mulgrave, and 
was succeeded by his only son, Kobert Beckwith of 
Broxholme, in the 8th year of the reign of Edward 
4th. He, in his turn, was succeeded by an only son, 
::_John, who inherited the Manors of Clint and Thorp, 
and lived in the 8th year of the reign of King Edward 
the 4th ; he left an only sou, Robert Beckwith of Clint 
and Thoi-p, w^hose ^vill w^as dated Oct. 16th, 1536. 
and proved Mch. 24th, 1537 ; he married Jennet and 
had issue. Robert, the eldest son, died young ; Marma- 
duke of Dacre and Clint, the second son, sold the 
Manor of Clint that had been in the family since 12'2(>, 
and boufijht the Manors of Featherstone and Acton, 
Yorkshire ; he married twice ; by his first wife, Ann, 
daughter of Dynley of Bramhope, had eleven children ; 
Thomas, the eldest, inherited Acton and married Fran- 



The BecTcwiths. 17 

ces, daughter and heiress of William Frost of Acton ; 
he had three sons, Thomas, the eldest, of Acton, to 
whom we will presently return ; AVilliam, the second 
son, was baptized at Featherstone Castle in 1571, emi- 
irrated to America in 1607, landino^ at Jamestown, Va., 
with Captain John Smith from the ship *' Phcenix ; " 
he married in 1616, and had but the one son (and a 
daughter), Henry who was born about 1619, and who 
settled in Dorchester Co., Maryland, there founded a 
family, many of whose members have been prominent 
m the political, civil and military history of that county, 
and whose descendants are still living on the old 
homestead. 

To return to Thomas Beckwith of Acton (son of 
Thomas), he married Barbara, daughter of John Mill- 
burn of Hinderskelf, Co. York ; he had numerous 
issue ; of Thomas his eldest son, his line became ex- 
tinct in the second generation ; of the next five chil- 
dren nothing is now known ; his seventh son, George 
Beckwith, was baptized at Featherstone Mch. 29th, 
1610, and emigrated to Maryland in the year 1648, in 
company with Secretary John Hatton and others. He 
landed at St. Marys. George Beckwith represented 
in the line of primogeniture the Beckwith family, as 
far as knowTi, and the author of this work, in the line 
of primogeniture, is his last male descendent. 

We must now return to Marmaduke Beckwith of 

Clint and Dacre, and find mention of Mathew Beck- 

^th, who is possibly the Mathew Beckwith who is 

first recorded at Saybrook Point, Conn., in 1635, and 

3 



18 TJie Beckimths. 

the ancestor of by far the largest, minieiically, of the 
American Beckwitlis and whose descendants are to be 
found in every State of the Union, Canada and the 
Sandwich Islands. 

We will return once more to Marmaduke Beckwith 
of Clint and Dacre, whose third son, Roger Beckwith 
of Northcot and Aldborough, married twice ; by his 
second wife, Susannah, daughter of Brackenbury of 
Tellahay, he was succeeded by his son, Author Beck- 
with of Aldborough. a captain in the Parliamentary 
Army, killed 164'2 in battle ; his eldest son, Eoger 
Beckwith, was knisfhted and created a Baronet of Ens;- 
land by Charles the 2d in 1681. He married twice, 
and died in 1^700 ; by his second wife Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Edward Jennings, he had two sims ; the 
second son, Marmaduke, emigrated to Virginia about 
the time of his father's death, and eventually succeeded 
to the title; he was then living in Virginia. 



GENEALOGY. 



"Sir Hugh De Malebisse, 1, held lands time with 
William the Conqueror," is all that is now known of 
this valiant old knight. Born in Normandy as were 
all the followers of the Conqueror. 

2. Ricliard de Malebisse was a witness to the 

charter of Albert de jRainville. 

3. Hugo de Malebisse. 

4. Galfred de Malebisse, who, in 1142, gave all 

his lands to the Monastery of Newbo and 

became the first Prior. 
Hugo de Malebisse, 3, living in 1138 ; his will was 
proven in the third year of King Stephen ; he married 
twice ; his second wife was Maude, daughter of 
Knyveton of Kuyveton. By his first wife Eninia, 
daughter of AVllliam de Percy and Adalaid de Ton- 
bridge, he had the followins: children : 

5. Hugo de Malebisse, chief justice assizi 

County York; married twice; his first wife 
was Constancia ; his second, Beatrice, Lady 
of the Manor of Wykes, Co. Cambridge ; 
he founded the Priory of Spinney, during 
the reign of Henry the od, and died with- 
out issue. 



20. The Beckwiths. 

6. Richard de ]\Ialebisse. 

7. Sii' William de Malebisse, built the chapel of 

Newbo 1215, was Lord of the ^Manor in 1206. 

8. Sir Simon de Malebisse, Lord of Cowton in 

Craven. 

9. Matilda de Malebisse; mamed Richard de 

Berri, Lord of Tolliston ; thev conferred 
grants to the Prioiy there, time of Henry 
2d. 
Richard de Malebisse, 6, lived time of Richard the 

1st, was chief forester of Galles and Derwent and 

Wonerdale, chief justice assizi time of John the 4th ; 

he founded the Monastery of Newbo, Lincoln Co., in 

1198. 

10. Robertus de Malebisse of Benningwoith, 

had a son Ricardus, 18, who married Alicia, 
daughter of Sir Skipwith, knight, and died 
without issue. 

11. John de Malebisse. 

12. Richard de Malebisse de Beningwoith. 
John de Malebisse, 11, confirmed the grants his 

father Richard liad from Morton Grange, tu the .MjIi^^v 
of Newbo, in the year of the reign of King John the 4th. 

14. William de Malebisse. 

William de Malebisse, 14, gave lands to the Priory 
of Bridlington, 51st year of Henry 3d. He married 
Matilda, daughter and heiress of Ralph de Neville. 

15. Richard de Malebisse. 

Richard de Malel)isse, 15, of Miles, 15th year of Ed- 
ward 2d. 



The Beckvnths. 21 

16. John de Malebisse. 

John, Lord de Malebisse, 16, de Miles, Vice-comes, 

Co. York. High Sherilf 1314, 8th year Edward 2d. 

lY. William de Malebisse, de Miles, living time 

Edward 3d, married daughter of John 

Larapson of Miles. 

18. Margarette de Malebisse married Thomas 

Viscount Fairfax. 

19. Walter de Malebisse, on o-oino; to the Holv 

Land, mortgaged Scalton Castle to William 
Fairfax, making Richard, his son, his heir, 
if he did not return. He probably died in 
Palestine. 

20. Thomas de Malebisse. 

Thomas de Malebisse de Miles, 20, de Ancaster- 
Malebisse, 38th year of Edward the 3d, manied Mary, 
daughter of Francis Palmer, Esq, of Naburn. 

21. Margaret de Malebisse, co-heiress, married 

Richard Fairfax. 

22. Elizabeth de Malebisse, co-heiress ; married, 

first, John Hemnge, 38th year Edward 2d ; 
for her second husband she married Adam 
Beckwith of Clint, in the 4th year of Rich- 
ard 2d. 
Sir Simon de Malebisse, 8, Lord of Cowton in Cra- 
ven, married the daughter of John, Lord of Methley. 

23. Sir Hercules de Malebisse. 

Sir Hercules de Malebisse, 23, who changed his name 
to Beckwith, on his marriage in 1226, Lord of Ugle- 
barby, by deed shown the Lord Marshall in 1339; he 
married Lady Dame Beckwith Bruce, daughter of Sir 



22 The Beokwitlis. 

William Bruce. Lord of Uglebarby, derived from Sir 
Robert Bnice, of Skelton in Clevelaud^'progenitor of 
the Royal Bi-iiees of Scotland. ^ ,^' 

24. Sir Hercules BeckwitS^ 

Sir Hercules Beck with. 24, married daughter of Sir 
John Ferrei's of Tamworth Castle. 

25. Nicholas. 

Nicholas Beckwith de Clint, 25, married the daugh- 
ter of Sir John Chaworth, 

26. Hamon. 

Hamon Beck^mh, 26, "who took upon him in 1339, 
coat of arms of John, Lord de Malebisse," was seized 
of the Lordship of Clint, bounding on the north side 
of Niddjuxta, Hampswaite and of Uglebarby in 
Whitby Strand, Pickering and Roxby Manor of Beck- 
with and Beckwithshaw, 12th year of Edward 3d, 
1339 ; he maiTied the daughter of Sir Philip Tvnlev, 
Kt. 

27. William. 

28. Thomas. 

29. John Beckwith of Scough ; his line became 

extinct in the next generation. 

30. ; married Sir John Fillieit, Knt. 

3 ' . ; married Sir William Calthorp, Knt. 

32. Anne ; married AYilliam Treville. 

33. ; married William Constable. 

^"William Beckwith, 27, seized of the Manor of Beck- 
withshaw, 38th year of Edward 3d. 1364, married a 
daughter of Sir Girard Uriieet. 

34. Thomas. 

35. Hercules; married daughter of William 

Walgrave. 



The Beckwiths. 23 

36. Jolin ; mamed daiigliter of Sir Jolin Kat- 

cliff, Knt. of Cressell. 
Thomas Beckwith, 34, of Clint and ]\[auors of Magna ' 
Otrigen and Housley, near Tliursby, 4, Kichard 2d, • 
which lands ^vere holden of John Lord Mowbray, as 
his Manor of Thiirsk. He married the dau2:liter of John 
Sawly of kSaxton. 

37. Adam. 

Adam Beckwith de Clint, 37, married Elizabeth de 
Malebisse, 4, Kichard 2d. 

38. Sir AVilliam. 

39. John. 

40. Margaret; married Kichard Hiilse, Esq. 

41. Anne ; married John Chesney, Esq. 

42. Amye; marned John Lawton, Esq. 

Sir William Beckwdth. 38, de Clint, Knight, married 
the daughter of Sir John Baskerville. 

43. Thomas. 

. Thomas Beckwith of Clint, 43, Lord of a one-third 
jxirt of Fily, Miiston and Thorp; he died 10th year of 
IL-nry 7th; he married the daughter and heiress 
of William Heslerton, heiress of a one-third part of the 
mimors of Filey, Muston and Thoq^, inherited from 
Havisia, daughter and heii'ess of Ralph IS'eville, above 
mentioned. 

44. Thomas of Clint ; married Elizabeth, daugh- 

ter of Thomas Ingleby, of Ripley ; died 
without issue. 

45. Sir W^illiam. 

46. John. L 



24 The Beckioiths. 

47. Adam ; married Amye. daughter of Wil- 

liam Redman of Ilarewood Castle. 

48. Robert. 

49. Ellen; married J. Vavasour of Weston, 

Co. York. 

50. Joan ; married Falkner, Esq. 

Sir William Beckwitli, 45, of Clint; Knight in 
1481 ; married twice ; his second wife was the daugh- 
ter of Sir John Rattcliif, K. G.; by his first ^vife, Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of Sir William Plumpton, he had the 
following children : 

51. Thomas; died unmarried. 

52. Jennet ; married William Gascoiorne of 

Larmgcrott. 
John Beckwitli, 46, married the daughter of Thomas 
Radcliff of Mulo-rave. 

53. Thomas of Clint. 

— 54. Robert of Broxholme. 
Thomas Beck with of Clint, 53, heir to his uncle, 
Sir William Beck^vith of Clint, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir Henry Pudsey of Bassford and Bolton, Rich- 
mondshire. 

55. William of Clint. 

56. Thomas of Clint ; died before his nephew, 

Thomas; he married Elizabeth, daughter 
of W. Tyrell of South Ockinden, Co. 
Essex, and died without issue. 

57. Henry. 

58. Lambert. 

59. Agabus'. 

60. Ambrose. 

61. John. 



The Beckwiths. 25 



62. 
63. 



William Beckwitli of Clint, 55, married twice ; liis 
second wife was the daughter of Sir John Mallony of 
Studley ; by his lirst wdfe, Anne, daughter of Sir John 
Lancaster of Co. Westmoreland, Knt., he had the 
following children : 

64. Thomas of Clint. 

65. William of Rawcliff. 

66. Francis. 

67. . 

68. . 

Thomas Beckwith of Clint, 64, was buried at 
Ripley, November 29th, 1575; he married twice; his 
second wife \s^as Catherine, daughter of William Tan- 
cred of Borobridge ; she was buried at Eipley, April 
25th, 1598; will dated April 7th. 1598. His first 
wife was Maud, daughter of Brian Palmer of Lindsey, 
by whom he had the following children : 

69. William of Clint: 

70. Roofer. 

71. Francis ; married Chas. Clapham of Beam- 

ley. 

72. Elizabeth ; married Hercules Clapham of 

Beamley. 
William Beckwith of Clint, 69, commonly called 
" Captain," was buried at Ripley, March 6th, 1607 ; he 
married tmce ; by his first wife, Anne, daughter of 
^^ illiam Tancred (sister of his father's second wife), 
he had the followingr children, who all died voung:: 
4 



26 The Beckwiths. 

73. William. 

74. Elizabeth. 

75. Aune. 

William Beckwitli of Clint, 69 ; his second wife 
was Mary, daughter of x\nthony Soloman, of xVuners- 
ley Woodhouse, Notts Co., York ; buried at Ripley, 
January 6th, 1601, l)y whom he had the following 
children: ^ 

76. Huntington of Clhit f^arried daughter of 

Thomas Mesins: of Mesimr, Notts Co., 
York ; he was buried at Ripley, August, 
1655. 

77. William; baptized at Ripley, March, 1583. 

78. Henry; baptized at Ripley, May, 1583. 

79. Catherine. 

80. Isabell ; baptized at Ripley, January, 1582. 
William BeckwitK of Rawclifl', 65 ; married Anne, 

daughter of Hugh Currer of HarightwaicvvdU ; she 
died September l8th, 1611. 

81. Francis. 

82. Parmeno. 

83. Catherine. 

84. Elizabeth. 

85. Ellen ; living 1611. 

86. Prudence. 

87. Priscilla; living 1611. 

88. Paulina; living 1611. 

Francis Beckwith, 81; aged 20 in 1585; married 
Margarette. 

89. William; livins; 1641; married dausfhter 
of Thomas Winchester. 



The Btckwiths. 27 

90. Joseph of Eawclitl:'; married Mercy: his 

will was dated March 15th, 1641. 
Robert Beckwith of Broxholrae, 54 ; living in the 
eighth year of King Edward the Fourth. 

91. John. 

John Beckwith, 91, of Clint and Thorp; eighth year 
of Edward 4th. 

92. Robert. 

^ Robert Beckwith, 92, of Clint and Thorp; \dll 
tlated October 6th, and proved March 24th. 1536; 
married Jennet. 

93. Robert ; <lied young. 
^94. Marmaduke. 

Marmaduke Beck^vith, 94. of Dacre and Clint ; he 
sold his lands in Clint 1597, and bought Featherstone 
and Acton ; his second wife was Ellen, widow of Wil- 
liam Style of Haddockon, Co. York ; by his first wife, 
Anne, daughter of Dynly of Bramhope, Co. York, 
he had the followino- children : 

95. Thomas. 

96. William. 

97. Roger. 

98. Symon of Pontefract ; married at Feather- 

stone, in 1585, to Catharine Austwicke of 
Pontefract ; rlo children. 

99. Jane; married John Thorp, 1635. 

100. Alice ; married Robert Bannister. 

101. Grace; married John Norield. 

102. Anne. 

- 103. Mathew. 



28 The Beckvnths. 

104. Catherine; marned Pudsey of Barford, 
Thomas Beckwith, 95, of Acton, married Frances, 

daughter and heiress of William Frost of Acton ; he 
was buried at Acton. 

105. Thomas of Acton. 

106. William; baptized at Featherstone. 

107. Marmadiike : Itaptized in 1573. 

lOS. Alice ; married Richard Nelson of Altoftes. 

Thomas Beck^nth, 105, of Acton, age 43 in 1612, 

buried at Featherstone, Jan. 12th, 1615; married Bar- 

barra, daughter of John Milburn of Hinderskelf, buried 

at Featherstone in 1644. 

109. Thomas of Acton. 

110. John. 

111. Henry; baptized 1606. 

112. William; baptized at Featherstone in 1604. 

113. Samuel; baptized 1605. 

114. Eichard; baptized 1609. 

115. Georo-e, 

116. Robert; baptized 1611'; buried 1615. 

117. Edward; baptized Feb. 6th, 1613. 

118. Frances; married Ralph Rascine. 

119. Mary; baptized 1596; married Ed. Ashton 
of Methley. 

120. Jane; married J. Thorp. 

121. Frances; baptized 1602; married Richard 
Foster. 

122. Ellen; baptized 1607; died unmarried. 
Thomas Beckwith, 109, of Acton, which he sold, 

was buried at Featherstone, in 1652. He married 



The BecJcioiths. 29 

twice; by his first wife, Priscilla, who was biiiied at 
Featherstoiie, September 30th. 1638, he had the fol- 
lowing child : 

123. PrisclUa ; buried at Featherstoiie, March 
8th, 1638. 

Thomas Beckwith. 109, of Acton ; his second mamaij:e 
was with Muriele, daughter of William Wandersfojxi 
of Pickhill. 

124. Thomas; buried at Feutherstoue. July 30th, 
1636 ; as he died unmarried, the eider line 
of the Beckwith family became extinct, and 
the line of primogeniture became invested 
in the next oldest branch, represented by 
his uncle, George Beckwith, No. 115. 

125. Isabelle ; married N. Fairfax, brother to 
Thomas Viscount Fairfax. 

126. Barbara; married J. Lockwood of County 
York. 

(ieorge Beckwith, 115, born at Featherstone Castle, 
Vc-rkshire; baptized there March 29tli, 1606; he emi- 
grated to Maryhmd in 1648 ; and was a merchant and 
planter at his manor of land called " St. Joseph," situ- 
att'd at Point Patience on the Patuxent river, Calvert 
County, Maryland, inherited by his wife from her 
father. He, with other Protestant 2-entlemen of Mary- 
land, was a signer of a declaration commending the 
hberal administration of Lord Baltimore, in allowing 
tiH' Protestants undisturbed worship of their religion, 
-^s a follower of Lord Baltimore's party he participated 
in the battle of Ann Arundell; after their defeat, with 



30 The Bechwiths. 

the Catholic party took refuge in Virginia, ^vhere he 
remained t^vo years, returning to Maryland in 1G57. 
In 167^ he \vent to England on business, and falling 
ill, died in the city of London, November, 1676. Mar- 
ried Frances, daughter and heiress of Nicholas Hervy, 
Lord of the Manor of "St. Joseph" and member of 
the House of Burgesses, who einigrated to Maryland, 
from London, in KUl. She died, about the time of 
her husband's death, at the manor home in Maryland, 
leaving their children all minors. 

i27. Mary; manied John Miles of Calvert Co. 
previous to 1676. 

128. Elizabeth; married Elias Nuttall of Cal- 
vert Co., previous to 1676. 

129. Charles. 

130. Barbai'a ; a minor in 1676. 

131. Margarette ; a minor in 1676. 

Charles Beckwith, 129, born in Calvert Co., Md., 
about 1669. Sold his Manor of St. Joseph's in that 
county and bought a part of Hawley's Manor, called 
" St. Jerome's Manor " in St. Mary's County. He finally 
settled in Prince George County, where he died Sep- 
tember '8th, 1712. Married Anne, October 9th, 1702, 
who, after her husband's death, married John Miller, a 
planter of that county, and died October 17th, 1746. 
On November 8th, 1746, John Miller renounced his 
right to administer on his wife's estate, when, on the 
20th of that month, letters of administration on her 
estate were granted to Basil and George Beck^\'ith, 
with John and Gabriel Claggett, planters, as their 
sureties, in the sum of 500 pounds sterling. 



The Beckwiths. 31 

132. Basil. 

133. William. 

134. George. 

Basil Beckwith, 132, born in Prince George Co., 
April 9th, 1703 ; planter; married Volinda Olaggett, 
October 7th, 1741 ; she died \pril 17th, 1798 ; she 
was the daughter of Jonathan Claggett, planter, son of 
Thomas Claggett of St. Leonard's Creek, Md., who 
emigrated to Maryland in 1671 ; on his mothers side 
he was descended from Sir Thomas Adams, Lord 
Mayor of London and a Cavalier of Charles the 2nd ; 
on his father's side he was descended from a Mayor of 
Canterbuiy. 

135. John. 

136. Anne; born in Montgomery Co., June 
10th, 1748 ; married Charles Williams, and 
moved to Bullitt Co., Ky. 

137. George; born in Prince George Co., Sep- 
tember 26th, 1745 ; he was a captain in the 
Continental Army in 1776 in Col. Bailey's 
Resfiment ; and was killed in battle. 

138. Basil ; born in Montgomery Co., April 
4th, 1743; died in Frederick Co., Md., 
November, 1767 ; unmarried. 

John Beckwith, 135 ; born in Prince George Co., Md., 
October 7th, 1752; planter; he enlisted in the Conti- 
nental Army in 1776, serving until 1778 ; was sergeant 
in Post's Company, Hazen's Regiment ; in 1 800 he 
moved to Bullitt Co., Ky., where he purchased lands 
and became a farmer ; he died there August 8th, 1825; 



32 The Beckiaitks. 

he married Martha Williams of Prince George Co., Md., 
Aus^ust ISth, 1773: she was a dauo-hter of Joseph 
and Prudence Williams, who were horn and married 
in Wales; emigrated to Maryland in 1740; she was 
sister to General Otho and Colonel Eliu Williams of 
the Continental Army. 

139. Volinda; born in Prince George Co., Md., 
July 4th, ir7-l, and died in Bullitt Co.. 
Ky. ; she married the Hon. Ben. Summers, 
born in Montgomery Co., Md. ; and moved 
to Bullitt Co., Ky., about 1800, was county 
clerk for many years. Children : George 
W., married Mariah Hill; Rufus K., 
married E. Carpenter ; Martha S., married 
Mathew Wilson; Sarah E., married S, 
Bealmear ; Frank, married L. C. Moremer ; 
Mary, married Sam Williams ; Patsy, 
married Abram Fiy; Basil B., married 
Bettie Bealmear; Susan, married J. San- 
ders ; John B., married A. Meerfield and 
J. Kirkpa trick. 

140. Elianor; born in Prince George Co., Md., 
May 31st, 1776; she died of apoplexy at 
Nashville, Tenn., in 1S26; she married 

. Richard Winn of Nashville, son of Gen. 
Winn of the Continental Army ; Richard 
Winn was elected to the National Con- 
gress, but died en-route to Washington 
City ; her second husband was Anthony 
Foster, uncle of Ephraim Foster, Governor 
of Tennessee. 



The JBeckioiths. 33 

141. Basil BeckwitL ; born iu Montgomery Co., 
Md., May, 1778 ; returning home to Ken- 
tucky, on horseback, with gold and silver 
money in his saddle-bags, proceeds of the 
sale of a plantation in Maryland, was 
struck by lightning and killed. 

142. Sarah; born in 1780; died unmarried in 
1834. 

143. John Williams. 

144. Upton ; born in Prince George, Md., June 
8th, 1750; died at Louisville, Ky., Decem- 
ber 5th, 1818; married Betsey, daughter 
of Judge L. Laws ; they had one child, 
Anne LTptonia, ^\\lo married Mr. Reaugh 
of Louisville ; her son, Upton B. Reaugh, 
was a colonel in the U. S. Volunteer Ser- 
vice, 1861 to 1865, and a prominent ci\*il 
eno^ineer; waslivins: in Louisville in 1886. 

145. Marthew; born in Montgomer}' Co., 
Md., August 27th, 1795; married Thomas 
Yeatman of Nashville, Tenn. ; after her 
death he married a sister of Henry Irwin, 
son-in-law of Henry Clay, who married, 
after Yeatman's death, John Bell, candi- 
date to the Presidency of the United 
States. 

146. Anne; born August 8th, 1788; died un- 
married. 

John Williams Beckwith, 143, born in Montgomery 
Co., Md., July 18th, 1781; planter; died at Shepards- 
5 



34 The Beekwiths, 

ville, Bullitt Co., Ky., October 23a, 1828; lie married 
"Polly" Floyd Smith, October 12th, 1808; she was 
born on Bears' Grass Creek, near Louisville, in 1 785, and 
died in Illinois in 1872 ; her father, Thomas Smith, was 
born in Virginia, of the line of Revolutionary Smiths 
of that State; his 'oi-other William was United States 
Senator from Alal)ama iu 1816 ; her mother, Abigail 
Floyd, born in Vii-giiiia, was sister of Col. John Floyd, 
pioneer of Kentucky, whose son and, also, his grand- 
sons, John and John B., were Governors of Virginia ; 
the latter was Secretary of War iu 1861, and afterward 
a Major-General in the Confederate Army; her grand- 
mother, Abigail Davis, wife of AVilliam Floyd of Ac- 
comac Co., Va., was a descendant of Pocahontas; her 
brother, Samuel Da\ds, was grandfather of Jefierson 
Davis, President of the Southern States during the 
Rebellion. 

147. Mary ; married James Bucklin, a civil en- 
gineer, son of Simion Bucklin, the first 
mayor of Louisville ; their children were 
James, a railroad ofiicial living in Bristol, 
Ind. ; Mary, who married George Keating, 
now a widow, living in Greencastle, Ind., 
with her dauQ-hter, Georo:ia. 

148. Minerva, noted for her beauty; married 
Alfred Bullitt of Bullitt Co., Ky., son of 
William and nephew of Alexander Bullitt, 
who had several daughters; one married 
General Atkinson, U. S. Army, and after 
the General's death, married Major Stew- 



1546614 

The Beckwiihs. 35 

ard, U. S. Army ; the second dauic^ter, 
Diana, married General Phil Kearney, U. S. 
Army ; and another daughter married the 
CouDt de Kanza, a Swedish nobleman, 
and is now living in Sweden, The chil- 
dren of Minerva and Alfred Bullitt 
were Mary, who married her cousin, 
Lewis Chouteau Smith of St. Louis, Mo. ; 
William, who married Belle Luckett of 
St. Charles Co., Mo. ; Ada, who married 
Dexter Crosby of St. Louis, Mo. 

149. Frederick William. 

150. Basil; born in Bullitt Co., Ky. ; studied 
for the la^v ; at the completion of his 
studies he went west, and was never heard 
from. 

Frederick William Beckwitli, 149, born in Shep- 
ardsville, Bullitt Co., Ky., October the 8th, 1813; 
studied for the Methodist ministry ; owing to throat 
troubles he relinquished his studies and, in 1840, 
moved to St. Louis, Mo , where he engaged in business ; 
he died there December 30th. 1854; he married Tullia 
Clementia Paul, May 5th, 1842 ; she was born in St. 
Louis, Mo., December 11th, 1821, and is now living in 
Washington, D. C. ; daughter of Col. Rene Paul, son 
of Etienne Paul, Admu-al in the French Navy and 
Amelie, daughter of Sieur Massee, French Governor of 
the Islaud of St. Domingo; Col. Rene Paul was born 
on the Island of St Domingo, in 1783; during the 
negro insurrection his father and brother were mas- 



36 The Bechriths. 

sacred by the negroes ; lie escaped to France, where he 
was placed in the Ecole Politeclinir|iie, at Paris ; the 
year before graduation the students were removed, by 
order of the Emperor Napoleon, and given rank in the 
army ; Col. Paul received the rank of captain of en- 
gineers, and rose to the rank of colonel of engineers ; 
participated in the campaigns of Italy and Spain, 
though an engineer officer; was on board the Admiral's 
vessel at the naval battle of Trafalgar, where he was 
severely wounded; upon recovering from his wounds 
he came to America, and was commissioned by Presi- 
dent Monroe to examine the frontier posts ; he visited 
St. Louis, Mo., where he married Eulalie, daughter of 
Col. August Chouteau, the founder of that city ; he 
died May 5th, 1851 ; Col. Paul was the first city sur- 
veyor of St. Louis ; and established the grades of the 
first paved streets of that city. 

151. Frederick William, Jr. ; born St. Louis, 
• March 22d, 1842 ; died at Alton, 111., June 

10th, 1863 ; married Alice, daughter of 
Dr. Samuels of St. Louis ; they had one 
child, Frederika, who died young ; his 
widow married aorain and died in Texas. 

152. Minerva Eulalie ; born in St. Louis, De- 
cember 29th, 1845; died in 1872; married 
W. L. Hull, June 20th, 1871, a merchant 
of that city. 

153. Mary Amelia; born St. Louis, Sept. 21st, 
1846; died 1852. 

154. Paul Edmond Smith ; born St. Louis, Sep- 



The BeckwUhs. 37 

tember 22d, 184S ; student at the St. Louis 
University; in August, 1861, Le ran away 
from home and joined General Fremont's 
command, after serving one month he was 
sent back to St. Louis, and shortly after- 
ward was taken to Europe, to be kept out 
of the army ; he was placed at the Jesuit 
colle2:e at Feldkirch in the Austrian Voral- 
berg, near Lac Constance ; after masteiing 
the German language, he went to Bonn 
Am Khine, Prussia, where he matriculated 
at the university of that city, in civil and 
minins: eno-ineering;. In 1867, at the break- 
ing out of hostilities between Pope Pius 
IX and Victor Emanuel, he went to Kome 
and enlisted in the Papal army, serving in 
that world-known corps, the "Pontifical 
Zouaves," participating in the Imttles of 
Monte Kotondo and Mentana where the 
Zouaves so signally defeated the Italians 
under General Garibaldi. He returned 
to America in 1869 ; was U. S. Indian 
agent 1875, living among the Sioux for 
one year, when he resigned, and going 
to Colorado, followed his profession of 
civil and mining engineering, until, in 
1886, his health failing he came to Wash- 
ington, D. C, where he entered the Gov- 
ernment service ; married Mailha B., 
daughter of Samuel and Lydia Chord, in 



38 The Beehwiths. 

1872; she died in 1879; their cMldreu 

were Paul, died in infancy; Chord, died 

in infancy ; Hattie Eulalie, born Oct. 15th, 

187-1 ; Aimee, born November 5th, 1876. 

William Beckwith, 133, born in Prince George Co., 

Md., about 1706 ; moved to Stafford Co., Va. ; returned 

to Md. and settled in Montgomery Co. in 1728 ; died 

prior to 1738; will proved March 26th, 1742; he 

married Elizabeth, who was living in Montgomery Co. 

in 1742. 

155. Lucy. 

156. Ann. 

157. Maiy. 

158. William. 

William Beckwith, 158, born in Prince George Co., 
Md., in that portion from which was erected Frederick 
county; he enlisted in the Continental Ai-my in 1776, 
was appointed head captain of the 16th Reg., Mary- 
land State troops, June 18th, 1794, and was promoted 
to rank of major of the same regiment, October 13th, 
1794; he married Lucy W^atson of Montgomery Co., 
Maryland. 

159. Watson; born in Montgomery Co. ; died 
there in 1794, unmarried. 

160. Altha; born 1770; died 1862. 

161. Benedict. 

162. Sykes. 

Benedict Beckwith, 161, born Frederick Co., Md., 
in 1776 ; enlisted in the Revolutionary Anny, moved 
to Ky. about 1816 ; there married his second vdie, a 



The Beckwiths. 39 

Miss H. Pumphreys : by his first wife, Elizabeth White 
of Montgomery Co , Md., license to marry dated Ivock- 
ville, Md., xVugust 8th, 1800, he had the following 
children : 

163. John Greenbiiry ; moved to Lexington, Ky., 
about 1816, and there married the sister 
of his fathers second 'svife. 

164. Samuel. 

165. Elbert. 

166. Sii'ena. 

Samuel Beckwdth, 164, born Montgomery Co., Md., 
about 1798; died at Taylorsville, Md., in 1890; li- 
cense to marry Sarah Samones dated Kockville, Md., 
March 22d, 1826. 

167. Stanley, of Faii'land, Montgomery Co., 
Md., in 1888. 

Elbert Beckwith, 165, born Montgomery Co., Md., 
married Susan Burgess. 

168. Elizabeth ; married B. Bassett ; children, 
Elbert. Susie married W. Boby, Isabella. 

169. Emily; living D. C. in 1888. 

170. Sue. 

. 171. Jane ; married McCloud of the D. C, in 
1888 ; children, John, William, Frank. 

172. Martha. 

173. Helen; married G. Eyan of Olney, Md. 

174. Zachariah. 

175. Benedict. 

176. Thomas; born Montgomery Co., Md. ; 
farmer; married M, Ryan, living Fairland, 
Md., in 1888. 



40 The Beckwiths. 

Benedict Beckwith, 175, born Montgomery Co., Md., 
1836; farmer, living in Bethesda, Md., in 1888; mar- 
ried Mary Williams in 1868 ; she was born in 1841, 
and died in 1885. 

177. Charles W. ; born 1868. 

178. Eugene; born 1871. 

179. Mary; born 1873. 

180. Birdie; born 1881. 

181. Eliza; born 1876. 

182. Benjamin ; born 1878. 

183. Sarah; born 1878. 

Sykes Beckwith, 162. born Frederick Co., Md. ; en- 
listed in the Revolutionary Army in 1776; was wounded 
at the battle of Cowpens ; died in ^Montgomery Co., 
Md., 1822 ; license to marry sec<md wife dated Kock- 
ville, Md., January 26th, 1820 ; by his iirst wife, Kis- 
siah Adamson, whom he married January 26th, 1801 ; 
died 1816 ; he had the following children : 

184. William W. ; died unmarried, 

185. Lucy; married and moved to Tenn. 

186. Nancy; married J. B. Belt of Montgomery 
Co., Md., ; children, H. L, J. B., Rufus, 
Walt., Lizzie. 

187. Parmelia ; married in Illinois. 

188. John A. 

189. Henry Sykes; born 1812; living near 
Rock\411e, Md.. in 1889. 

190. Eupert O. 

John A. Beckwith, 188, married E. Ricketts of 
Montgomery Co., Md., March 10th, 1834. 



The Beckioiths. 41 

191. Greenbmy C. 

192. Columbus. 

193. Waters. 

194. John W. ; living in Montgomery Co., Md., 
in 1888. 

Hubert O. Beekwith, 100, of Montgomery Co., :MJ. ; 
man'ied Diamia Belt of that county. 

195. Joseph. 

196. Fannie; living in Montgomery Co., Md., 
in 1888. 

George Beck^vith, IS-t. born in Prince George Co., 
Md., about 1710 ; settled in Frederick Co., Md., and 
died there in 1760. 

197. Charles. 

198. Basil. 

199. Nicholas. 

200. Benjamin. 

201. William. 

202. Lorena. 

203. Nancy. 

204. Eleanor. 

Charles Beekwith, 197, born in Frederick Co., Md., 
Apiil, 1799, married Casandra, who was living in 
1813. 

205. George. 

206. Rescine ; born Montgomery Co., Md. ; 
married Mary Hopkins, March 31st, 1798, 
Rockville, Md., Records. 

207. . 

208. . 

6 



42 The BeckwitJis. 

209. Nicholas ; license to marry Mary Butt, 
August lOtli, 1799, Eockville Eeeords. 

George Beckwith, 205, born Montgomery Co., ^Nld., 
May 16th, 1760; enlisted in the Revolutionary Armv 
December 13tli, 1776, for two years ; was a sergeant in 
Captain George Beckwith's company, Col. Bailey's 
regiment, Maryland line: he died in 1849; married 
Ann Clarkson in 1792 ; she died in 1855. 

210. Martha. 

211. Ann; married Rifle. 

212. Mary ; married Cronin. 

213. Charles. 

214. Vincent ; born Montgomery Co., Md. 

215. William. 

216. Singleton. 

Charles Beckwith, 213, born in Montgomery Co., 
Md. ; farmer ; died May 7th, 1816 ; married Mary Rab- 
bitt of Rockville, Md., July 21st, 1819 ; she died there 
December 24th, 1877. 

217. Mary E. ; born May 1st, 1823; married 

A. F. Boswell of Rockville, Md., October 
30th, 1845; their chihh-en are: John C, 
born November 18th, 1846 ; Mary E., born 
October 6th, 1848 ; Franklin M., bom March 
15th, 1850 ; Charles E., born January 15th, 
1852 ; James W., born December 25th, 
1853. 

218. Martha A.; born April 3d, 1825 ; married 

Hoskinson of Rockville, Md., November 
2d, 1847 ; their children are : Charles H., 



The Beckwiths. 43 

born July 6tli, 1848 ; Jolin T., boru Septem- 
ber 26tli, 1849 ; M:uy E., born February 
9th, 1851 ; William U., born September 
29tli, 1852 ; Andrew C, born July 2d, 1854 ; 
James A., born July 15th, 1857 ; Ann K., 
born April loth, 1859; Martha E., born 
March 14th, 1860; Henry A. J., born Sep- 
tember 16th, 1862 ; R. E. L., born March 
29th, 1866. 

219. Ann M. ; married J. W. Campl^ell of Rock- 

ville, Md., June 10th, 1845 ; their children 
are: Charles W., born April 14th, 1846; 
Susan M., born August 8th, 1847 ; Wil- 
liam B., born October 20th, 1849 ; Mary 
E., born December ()th, 1850; Charles A., 
born July 18th, 1852; Ann ii., born 
March 29th, 1855 ; Libby E., born Febru- 
ary 28th, 1858 ; Harriet A., born October 
16th, 1860 ; James F., born Januaiy 21st, 
1865. 

220. Elizabeth E. ; born December 22d, 1821: 

married W. F. Fisher of Rockville, Md., 
January 10th, 1843; their children are: 
Thomas P., born August 24th, 1844; 
Celestia V., born February 28th, 1846 ; 
William A., born January 18th, 1847. 

221. Rebecca G. ; born February 2d, 1880; mar- 

ried Mathew Field of Rockville, December 
30th, 1850 ; he was editor of the Mont- 
gomery Co. Sentinel ; theii' children are : 



■44 TJie Beckvnths. 

Mary M., Lorn November 13tli, 1851 : 
Charles W., born Noveml'er 27th, 1853 ; 
Henry C, born April l'2tli, 1856; John 
W. A., born December 19tb, 18511 ; Albert 
S. J., born September 27tli, 1863 ; Kate K, 
born March 16th, 1868. 

222. John A. ; born Montgomery Co., Md., July 

28d, 1833; died in Maryland. 

223. William G. ; ])orn Rockville. Md., x\pril , 

iV^th, 1827. . 

224. Celest. 

Vincent Beckwith, 214, born Montgomery Co., Md. ; \ 

married Martha ; she was born in the District of Col- \ 

umbia, and died in Montgomery Co., ^Id. j 

225. Lizzie ; born in Montgomery Co., Md. ; mar- f 

ried William Shuft'orth of Albany, R Y. I 

226. Burgess; living in 1889; unmarried. I 

227. Joseph ; living in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1889 ; 

unmarried. . : 

Benjamin Beckwith, 200, l)orn Frederick Co., Md., 
about 176)0 ; enlisted in the Revolutionaiy Army, 1776 ; , 

moved to Morgan Co., Ohio, about 1819; school 
teacher and surveyor ; died and was buried with 
military honors near Malta, Ohio; he married twice ; % 

by his first wife, Livonia Crum, he had the following f 

childi-en : 

228. William. 

229. Benjamin ; born Frederick Co., Md. ; settled * 

in Richland Co., Ohio, and died there ; he 
married Dorcas Turner. 



The Beckvyiths. 45 

230. Elizabeth; born Frederick Co., Md.; married 
J. W. Johnson of Morgan Co., Ohio : died 
September 2i>th, 1844; children: Livonia, 
married John McCann ; Stephen ; Martha 
married Loyd McBee ; livino- Malta, Ohio, 
1889; Philamon, died; William; Martha; 
John W., of Philadelphia. 

231. Mary; married ^^^^ \ Tice of Frederick 
Co., Md. ; died there. 

232. Lenox; born Frederick Co., Md. ; married 

Kebecca Turner, and remainel in Maryland. 
William Beckwith, 228, born in Frederick Co , Md., 
1799; married Ogden of West Virginia ; re- 
moved to Lidiana ; he died November 5th, 1877; she 
was born in C?ctober 2rjth, 180<^, and died in 1855. 

233. Dr. I. O., born in Wardensville, W. Va., 

July 13tli, 1826 ; physician and M. D. : 
settled at Lewis, Vigo Co., Ind. ; his lirst 
wife was Martha Rogers, died in Hampshire 
Co., W. Va., 1865 ; his second wife was 
Kate Drysart of Richland Co., Ohio ; no 
children. 

234. Benjamin F. 

235. Catherine; born November 5th, 1834 ; mar- 

ried A. Vignessy, born France ; living Kan- 
sas City, Mo., in 1889. 

236. Adaline-; bom March 10th, 1830 ; married 
J. M. Johnson ; living at Danville, Ind., in 
1888. 

Benjamin F. Beckwith, 234, born Wardensville, W. 



46 The Beckwiths. 

Va., March 5tli, 1828 ; settled at Greencastle, Iiid. ; liv- 
ing tliere 18S8 : contractor and builder ; enlisted in tlie 
U. S. Vol. Service, 18()l-5 ; serving^ in the DUth Ind. 
Reg. 15th Array Corps, throughout the war, and marched 
to the sea with (jreneral Sherman, and was mustered 
out of service ^vith his reo:iment, in Washington city, 
in 1865 ; he married Susan Hopwood, who was born 
in Ky., July 4th, 1885. 

237. Addie; born 1854; died in 1884. 

238. Lillie; born 1860; died 1861. 

239. Laura; born 1856: married A.B.Phillips; 

living Clearwater, Kansas, in 1888; one 
son, Orion; born June 18th, 1886. 

240. Orion; born March lyth, 1858; train dis- 

patcher with Indianapolis and St. Louis 
Ry. Co. ; living in St. Louis, Mo., in 1889 ; 
unmarried. 

241. Luella ; living Greencastle, Ind., in 1888. 

242. Emma; living Greencastle, Ind., in 1888. 

243. Allie ; living Greencastle, Ind., in 1888. 
Benjamin Beckwith, 200, his second wife was Martha, 

widow of John Rogers of Hampshire Co., Va., she died 
at Malta, Ohio, October 7th, 1841 ; they had the fol- 
lowing children : 

244. Lorena ; born Alleghany Co., Md., Septem- 

ber 1st, 1800; married Thomas Osborn of 
Morgan Co., Ohio ; left children as follow^s : 
Eliza Wiseman, Rebecca Patterson, living 
McConnelsville, Ohio, Mary Scott, Martha 
Arnold, living York, Neb., William, living 



The Bec'kiciths. 47 

Hawleysville, Iowa, Wesley, living Haw- 
leysville, Iowa, George, at Malta, Ohio. 

245. Livouia ; born August, 1802, in Alleghany 

Co., Md. ; married Charles Kinsel of Mor- 
gan Co., Ohio; left children: Matilda Gei- 
ger at Eaglesport, Ohio, Elizabeth, at 
Eaglesport, ]\Iary Deaver, at Eaglesport. 

246. Matilda ; born Muskingum Co., Ohio, Jan- 

uary 25th, 1805; died 1865; unmarried. 

247. George; born Muskingum Co., Ohio, 1808; 

died 1828. 

248. Solomon. 

249. David J. 

250. Rosanna ; born Muskingum Co., Ohio, De- 

cember 2nd, 1815 ; married Samuel Bone of 
Morgan Co., Ohio, March 25th, 1847; he 
died September 16th, 1873; she was living 
in McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1889 ; their chil- 
dren are : Mary, born April 7th, 1848 ; mar- 
ried F. M. Christy ; living Muskingum Co. 
in 1889; Martha, born June 24th, 1850; 
died young ; Lorena, born July 6th, 1851 ; 
died young ; Cynthia, born April 3d, 1853 ; 
married L. B. Porter 1878 ; Henry J., born 
September 29th, 1864 ; married S. Eva 
Gregg 1877 ; Emma, born March 29th, 
1859 ; married Ed. Trimble 1887. 
Solomon C. Beckwith, 248, born Newton township, 
Muskingum, Ohio, x\pril 22d, 1812 ; farmer; died at 
Malta, Ohio, August 12th, 1887, of cancer; when he 



48 The Beehioiths. 

was 8 years old his parents moved to Malta ; he was 
noted for his remarkable memory ; was a member of 
the M. E. church and a prominent abolitionist and 
whig, assisting annually 15 slaves to escape north and 
to freedom ; in all he personally assisted 300 slaves to 
their freedom, and was one of the founders of the un- 
derground railway. He filled many places of trust 
and prominence, and was for 20 years collector of tolls 
on the river, a State appointment, illustrating his ster- 
ling worth ; before his death he left to each of his chil- 
dren a card inscribed "Honor thy father and thy 
mother, that thy days may be long in the land which 
the Lord thy God hath given thee." He married Ann 
McBee of Harper's Ferry, Va., July 2d, 1834. 

251. Rosauna Deborah ; born Morgan Co., Ohio, 
Januaiy 13th, 1836; married Dr. E. G. 
Tracy of Malta, Ohio, March 30th, 1858 ; 
their children are : Charles A., born Novem- 
ber 17th, 1859; Rosie, born May 18th, 
1867. 

252. James Hinin ; born June 8th, 1833; died 
August 26th, 1839. 

253. George Alvah. 

254. Martha A. ; bora May 6th, 1843 ; died 
January 2d, 1868; married W. J. Byers, 
March 5th, 1865 ; left one daughter, who 
man'ied W. A. Hutchins ; living at Mc- 
Connelsville, Ohio. 

255. " Massa Jane ; " born 1845 ; died 1846. 

256. Emma M. ; living Malta, Ohio, in 1888 ; 

unmarried. 



The Bechoiths. 49 

257. Mary E. ; born 1847 ; died 1848. 

258. Matilda E. : born February 9tli, 1849. 

259. Sarefta E. ; born March 12th, 1851 ; married 

W. A. Bask ; living Malta, Ohio, in 1889. 

260. Lorena Charlotte ; born 1854; died 1879. 

261. Charles Sumner ; born Malta, Ohio, Octo- 
ber 22d, 1856 ; living there in 1889 ; un- 
married ; clerk Malta National Bank. 

George Alvah Beck^\-ith, 253, born Malta, Ohio, Oc- 
tober 10th, 1841 ; married Sarah L. Naylor, June 17th, 
1863 ; she was born in Pennsville, Ohio, jSov. 17th, 
1834 ; living Malta, Ohio, in 1889. 

263. Grosvenor R. ; born Pennsville, Ohio, Au- 
gust 20th, 1864 ; living at Wolton, Kansas, 
in 1888. 

264. Fannie S. ; born McConnelsville, Ohio, May 

12th, 1866 ; living at Wolton, Kansas, in 
1889. 

265. Jennie M. C. ; born Malta, Ohio, Septem- 

ber 19th, 1868 ; living at Wolton, Kansas, 
in 1889. 

266. Charles Franklin ; bom McConnelsville, 

Ohio, July 22d, 1870; living at Malta, 
Ohio, in 1889. ' 

267. Mary Evaline ; born Pennsville, Ohio, Au- 

gust 13th, 1872; living at Malta in 1889. 

268. Leonard ; born Malta, Ohio, September 

14th, 1876 ; living at Malta, Ohio, in 1889, 
David T. Beckwith, 249, born Muskingum Co., Ohio, 
March 14th, 1810; farmer; he died at Malta, Ohio, 
7 



60 The Beckwiiks. 

September 20th, 1860; married twice; his fii^st Avife, 
Mary A., daughter of Martin and Mary Saun- 
ders, May 8th, 1834, was born February 14th, 1816, 
and died October 15th, lb47. 

269. George Wm. ; born August 29th, 1835; 

died November 2d, 1835. 

270. William Martin; born March 2d, 1847; 

died December 2d, 1847. 

271. Loyd; born September 12th, 1839; died 

March 7th, 1853. 

272. Solomon. 

273. Martha Eachel ; born August 31st, 1841; 
died December 28th, 1878 ; married Homer 
A. Alderman ; he was living in Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1889; their children are as fol- 
lows: Zenas, married and living in Wash- 
ington; Jennie, married and living in 
Washington ; Josie, living in Malta ; Allita, 
living in Washington, D. C, 1889. 

274. Laban. 

Solomon Beckwith, 272, born January 30th, 1837; 
enlisted in the U. S. Vol. Service, serving in Co. B, 
161st Reg., Ohio, 1861-65 ; died at Malta, Ohio, De- 
cember 8th, 1867; he married Mary E. Parsons of 
Malta, December 8th, 1859; she was living there in 
1889. 

275. James Z. ; born Malta, Ohio, May 30th, 

1861 ; living there in 1889. 
Laban Beckwith, 274, born Morgan Co., Ohio, July 
12th, 1844; enlisted in the U. S. Vol. Service, in 



The Beckwiths. 51 

1861; was siinstruck during the war and, in consequence 
of this disability, was honorably di-charged ; fanner ; 
living at Kokeby, Morgan Co., Ohio, in 1889; he mar- 
ried Armeda McCliutick, December 11th, 1871; she 
was born, Morgan Co., Ohio, August 7th, 1816. 

276. Clara; born September 16th, 1873. 

277. Clarence; born July 19th, 1876; living 
Rokeby, Morgan Co., Ohio, in 1889. 

278. Joe E. ; born August 30th, 1 880. 

David T. Beck\^'ith, 219 ; his second wife was Ame- 
lia Saunders, sister of his first wife ; born September 
8th, 1823; died March 10th, 1882. 

279. Charles O.; born Malta, May 30th, 1850; 
living there 1889. 

280. Lucy M. ; born February 6th, 1856; mar- 

ried George Black ; he died, and she was 
living in Malta in 1889. 

281. Albert; born September 20th, 1860; died 

November 21st, 1878. 
William Beck with, 201, born in Frederick Co., 
Md., 1758 ; enlisted in the Continental Army, in 1776, 
and served two years ; moved to Morgan Co., Ohio, 
about 1819; farmer; married twice; he married his 
second wife, Priscella Jenkins, September 23d, 1778; 
no children ; he married his first wife, Martha Elder ; 
who died in Maryland ; and by her had the following 
children : 

282. Tobias. 

283. Richard. 

284. Rebecca. 



52 The Beckwitks. 

Tobias Beckwitli, 28-J, bom Frederick Co., Md., and 
settled in Morgan Co., Ohio : died there Januaiy, 1823 ; 
he married Bridget Walpole, in 181S; she was born 
in Ireland. 

284a. John; lived and died in Somerset, Perry 
Co., Ohio. 

285. Katie. 

286. Mary Ann ; mamed Framer, and was liv- 

ing in Artesian City, Dak, in 1889. 

287. Rebecca; born Morgan Co., Ohio, March 

1st, 1823 ; living in New Lexington, Ohio, 
in 1889 ; married Michael Forqner, May 
18th, 1841; he was born in Philadelphia, 
Penn., June 3, 1813; their children are: 
May A., born April 27th, 1842 ; Jane, 
bom October 27th, 1843 ; Charles, bom 
March 9th, 1849 ; Raymond, born Decem- 
ber 26th, 1851 ; William, born Januaiy 
5th, 1855 ; Kate, born September 8th, 
1858 ; Dugan,born May 23d, 1861 ; Laura, 
bom July 23d, 1863; John, bom October 
23d, 1867. 
William Beck with, 96, of Dacre, Yorkshire, Eng. 

288. Thomas of Aldborough was buried in 

1683. 
Thomas Beck with, 288, of Aldborough, York, was 
l)uried in 1683; he married Sarah, daughter of Simon 
Beckwith of Pontferact, York ; she died in 1673. 

289. Samuel. 

Samuel Beckwith, 289, of Aldborough, and after- 



The Beckwit/is. 53 

ward of Hig]i Barton, died in 1694; he married Mar- 
garette, daughter and heiress of Rev. George Walker, 
who was afterward Bishop of Derry, which town he 
defended asrainst Kino; James 2d. 

290. Samuel, of Burton, Secretary to the Duke 

of Ormond and Philip, Duke of Wharton ; 
he married in 1699, and died in 1725. 

291. Thomas. 

Thomas Beckwith, 291, of High Barton and Clifton, 
married, in 1702, Phyllis, daughter of Pickingill of El- 
lerton; she died in 1710. 

292. Thomas. 

293. Samuel, of Baikes ; married Anne, daughter 

and heiress of John Dent of Clifton Lodge ; 
he died in 1773. 

294. John ; sold the Manor of Beckwithshaw, 
in 1753, that had been in the family since 
1226, being a part of the estate of Lady 
Beckwith Bruce. 

Thomas Beckwith, 292, of Clifton, married Maiy, 
daughter of J. Winn. 

295. Thomas, of Liverpool, ancestor of the Liver- 

pool Beckwiths, many of whom were liv- 
ing there in 1888 ; he sold Clifton. 
Samuel Beckwith, 293, of Raikes, married Anne, 
dau2:hter and heiress of John Dent of Clifton Lodo^e : 
she died in 1773. 

296. Samuel. 

297. Tliomas, of Liverpool. 

298. Margarette; lii'st husband, Christopher 



54 Tke Beckwiths. 

Jaques ; second husband, Timon Wrath er ; 

buried in 1771. 
Samuel Beckwith, 296, of London, married Jane, 
daughter of John Roydell of London; left several 
children. 

299. Samuel 

Samuel Beckwith, 299, of London, mamed Jane, 
daughter of John Done well of London. 

300. Eev. Samuel : died 1846. 

301. Jane Emi]y ; died unmarried in 1866. 
Roger Beckwith, 97, of Northcot and Aldborough, 

York, which he purchased from Sir Wm. Gee in 1597 ; 
buried* at Pontferact in 1634; he married twice; 
his first wife was Dorothy, daughter of Currer of 
Leeds. 

302. Thomas of Beverly ; line extinct. 

303. Catherine; married Thomas Norton of Ever- 

ton. 

304. Margarette; baptized 1607. 

305. Anne ; married J. Robinson of Bolton-upon- 

Swales. 

306. Barl^ara ; married Mathew Lockwood of 

Sowerby Thursk. 
Roger Beckwith, 97, of Northcot and Aldborough; 
his second wife was Susannah, daughter of Brakenbury 
of Sellahy, Co. Durham; she died October, 1670, and 
was buried at Skellborough. 

307. Arthur. 

308. William of Thurcroft in Laughton; died 

without issue March 27th, and was buiied 



The Beckwiths. 55 

at Laugliton in 1678; devised Tliurcroft 
to his nephew William ; he married Mar- 
garette, daughter of Bernard Ellis ; she 
was buried at Laughton, October 5th, 
1676. 

309. Mathew. 

310. Susannah; mamed John Aulaby of Aulaby. 

311. Judith; married Wm. Parker, M. D., of 

London. 

312. Hester; married John Odinsell of Odinsell. 

Arthur Beckwith, 307, of Aldborough, baptized 
1615; captain in the Parliamentary Army; killed in 
battle 1642 ; he married Mary, daughter of Marma- 
duke Wyville of Constable Barton, knight and baronet. 

313. Sir Roger. 

314. Marmaduke ; baptized at Tanfield, and 

died unmarried. 

315. Mary; died unmarried. 

316. Isabell ; died unmarried. 

317. Susan; died unmarried. 

/ Sir Roger Beckwith, 313, of Aldborough ; created 
a baronet by Charles the 2nd ; patent dated April 
15th, 1681; died December 5th, 1700; he married 
twice; his first wife w^as Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
Christopher Clapham. 

318. Arthur; died beyond seas ; possibly the an- 

cestor of the Beckwiths of the Island of 
Barbadoes. 
Sir Rocker Beckwith, 313 ; his second wife was Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of Edmond Jennings of Ripon, Knight. 



56 The Beckwiths. 

319. Sir Eoger. 

320. Sir Marmadiike of Virojiuia. 

Sir Koger Beckwith, 319, of Aldborough; Baronet 
and Higli Slieriif of Co. York, 1706 ; Mayor of Leeds 
in 1705 ; died May, 1743 ; he married in October lOtb, 
1705, Jane, daughter and heiress of Bej. Waddington 
of Allerton Gladhow; she died in 1713. 

321. Koger; died unmarried. 

322. Edward; died unmarried. 

823. Jane ; sole heiress ; married Bielby Thomp- 
son of Micklethwaite Grange, Co. York ; 
she died at Bambirg in 1756. 
Sir Marmaduke Beckwith,320, born at Aldborough, 
Yorkshire, Eng., iii 1687; emigrated to Virginia in 
1700; he was County Clerk of Richmond Co. from 
1708 to 1748; it is probable that he died at the latter 
date. 

324. Sir Jonathan of Virginia. 

325. Mary; married Lawrence Butler, born in 
England and was a major in the Revolu- 
tionary Army, and who died in 1811, leav- 
ing one son, Beckwith Butler. 

326. Rebecca; married Major John Belfield. 

327. Marmaduke. 

328. Elizabeth; married Joseph Morton, an 

Ensrlishman, and had one son, William 
Jordon, who married Martha Pryor and 
had twelve children. 

329. Tai-pley ; born in Virginia ; and died in Eng- 

land, November 7th, 1748. 



The Beckioiths. 57 

Sir Jonatlian Beckwitli, 3*24, born in Riclimond 
Co., Va. ; signer Northern Neck Declaration, protest- 
ing against tlie Stamp Act, in 1765; lie was living in 
Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1835 ; lie was a patriot and, 
in consequence, the title of *' Sii'," which he had inher- 
ited from his father, ceased to exist upon the declara- 
tion of his patriotic sentiments; he married Rebecca 
Barns of Virginia. 

330. Jennings. 

331. Jonathan; died unmarried. 

332. Penelope. 

333. Elizabeth. 

334. Richard Mannaduke. 

335. Barnes. 

336. Rebecca; born in Richmond Co., Va. ; mar- 

ried her cousin, Marmaduke Brockin- 

borough Beckwith, and died in Jefferson 

Co., Va. 

Jennings Beckwith, ^30, born in Richmond Co., 

Va., 1764 ; he was a great sportsman, and passed many 

years among the Indians of the far west, hunting ; died 

near Bleak Hall, the country-seat of Marmaduke 

Beckwith, in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1835 ; he 

married a Miss Kill. 

337. Richard M. B. 

338. Edwin ; super-cargo of a merchant vessel 

that was lost at sea, supposed to have been 
captured by pii-ates, who murdered those 
on board. 

339. Malbis; died in Frederick Co., W. Va., at 

the " Retreat," his father's country-seat. 
8 



68 The Bechioitks. 

340. T. W. 

341. . 

342. . 



Ricliard Marmadiike Barnes Beckwith, 337, born 
in Jefferson Co., AV. Va. ; enlisted in the U. S. Ai-my 
in 1813, and served until 1816, in Wells Co.; he died 
at St. Louis, Mo., in 1818, when on his way to visit 
his father, who was then among the Indians of the far 
west; he married Sarah Hite, who was born in 1796, 
maiTied September 13th, 1813, and died in 1884; she 
was daughter of Captain George Hite, who served in 
the war of 1776, was wounded and pensioned; he was 
grand-nephe\v of James Madison, President of the 
United States. 

343. Lawrence Butler. 

344. George H. J. 

Lawrence Butler Beckwith, 343, bom Frederick 
Co., W. Va., 1814; died Orangeburg, Columbia Co., 
S. C, 1868; maiTied Harriet Hunt, 1840; born Co- 
lumbia Co., S. C. 

345. LawTence R. 

346. "Bettie." 

347. Sallie F. 
848. Mary H. 

349. Annie L. 

350. Hattie. 

La^vrence Ransom Beckwith, 345, bom in Orange- 
burg, Columbia Co., S. C, 1842 ; he was in the Con- 
federate Army, serving in the "Hampton Legion/' 
with rank of captain ; was severely wounded during 



The Beckwiths. 59 

tlie war, and married Ann Moorer in 1866 ; died in 
1884. 

351. Lawrence Hemy; born in 1867. 

352. Jolin G. 

George Hite J. Beckwith, 344, of Cliarlestown, Jef- 
ferson Co., W. Va., born in 1816; living in 1889 at 
his country-seat, near Cliarlestown, called "Shady 
Side ; " he married xlune, daughter of Dr. S. Scolley, 
in 1848, of Middling Co., Va. ; she died at "Shady 
Side" in 1868. 

353. S. S.; died 1848. 

354. Harriet; died 1848. 

355. Eloise; died 1878. 

356. Frank. 

357. Lawrence Butler ; surveyor ; living in Ar- 

kansas 1888. 

358. Mary Elizabeth. 

359. Sallie M. ; married T. G. Barlow, civil en- 

gineer ; living Wood End, W. Va., in 1889 ; 

have two children, Anna L. and Robt. 

Matson. 
Frank Beckmth, 354, of Charlestown, W. Va. ; law- 
yer; in State Legislature 1881-2; officer on Gov. 
Jackson's Staff, 1861-5 ; living in Charlestown, 1891 ; 
married Lucy, daughter of Angus McDonald, 1887. 

360. Animus McDonald. 

Richard Marmaduke Beckwith, H34 ; lawyer; born 
in Richmond Co., Va., in 1774; moved to Falmouth, 
Stafford Co., Va., where he practiced his profession; 



60 Tlie Bechwiths. 

he died there in 1820; he married Elizabeth Scott 
Buchanan February 13th, 1T98; she was of Stafford Co. 

361. Jonathan. 

362. Kichard M. 

363. Lawrence Butler; born at Falmouth, in 

Stafford Co., Va., in 1804; he served in 
the Capt. Hunters Company, 1st Keg., 
Ark. Vol., during the Mexican War, and 
died at Brownstone, Ark. in 1885 ; mar- 
ried Jennette Hill in February, 1857; 
she was born in 1829, and died in 1887; 
no children. 

364. Andiew B. 

365. James H. 

366. Robert. 

367. Huc^h M. 

368. Laui'a B. ; born at Falmouth, Stafford Co., 

Va., March 30th,' 1818; married S. P. 
Graves, a lawyer, June 2d, 1849 ; he died 
in 1886; she was living at Baton Rouge, La., 
in 1889 ; their children are : Mary, born 
September 13th, 1850, married T. B. Du- 
pree, and died August 17th, 1883; Laura 
M. ; Lucy E. ; Samuel P. ; Elizabeth B. 
. 369. Elizabeth. 

370. Mary H. ; married Smith ; one daughter, 

Mary, married L. B. deMorse, merchant at 
Texarkana, Tex., in 1889. 

371. Rebecca ; married Harrison of Texarkana ; 

one son, Richard, a merchant at Texarkana 
in 1889. 



The Beckwiths. 61 

372. Martha. 

Jonathan Beckmth, 361, born in Stafford Co., Va., 
1799; M. D. ; moved to Lauderdale Co., Alabama, 
and died there in 1S56 ; he married Dolly, daughter 
of Isaac Winston of Va. 

373. Alexander. 

374. Isaac. 

375. William. 

376. Elizabeth ; born in Va., and living in Flor- 

ence, Ala., 1889. 
Alexander Beckwith, 373, living in Athens, Tennes- 
see ; married Mary Mason. 

377. . 

378. . 

Richard Marmaduke Beckwith, 362, born in Stafford 
Co., Va., 1804; died in Lauderdale Co., Ala. ; married 
Priscilla, daughter of Jas. Turner of Caroline, Va. 

379. William J. 

William J. Beckwith, 379, living Gravelly Springs, 
Ala., in 1888 ; married his first cousin, Virginia, daugh- 
ter of Robert Beckwith, No. 366. 

380. Robert R. ; born in 1866. 

381. Florence. 

Andrew Buchanan Beckwith, 361, born Stafford Co., 
Va., in 1805 ; M. D. ; married Adelaide B. Carter in 
1830 ; she was born in Fauquier Co., Va., in 1806, and 
died in 1836. 

382. Heniy C. 

383. Virginia ; man-ied Hutcbinson. 

384. Marmaduke C. ; living in Lynchburg, Va., 
in 1891. 



62 The BecJcvnths. 

385. Minnie: living in Mobile, Ala., in 1889. 
Henry C. Beekwith, 382, living in Lynchburg, Va., 
in 1889 ; lie married Ada Le Baron of Pensacola, Fla. 

386. . 

James H. Beckwitli, 365, born in Stafford Co., Va. ; 
moved to Sevier, Arkansas, in 1883; was a tanner, 
and after tlie quick process of tanning was discovered 

lie became a farmer, and died there ; he married 

Simons of Viro-inia. 

387. Amanda; born in 1844; married Smeadly 

of Ark. in 1883. 

388. Rebecca ; born in 1852 ; married three 
times in Ark. 

389. Laura; borninlS62; manied Thomas Bell 

of Ark. 

390. James; born in 1858; living at Brown- 

stone, Ark, in 1889. 

391. Virginia; born in 1865; living at Brown- 

stone, Ark, in 1889. 
Robeit Beckmth, 366, born in Stafford Co., Va., 
1813 ; died in Alabama in 1873 ; he married Sarah B. 
Curtiss. 

392. Virginia, who married her cousin William 

J. Beckwith of Gravelly Springs, Ala., I^o 

379. 
Hugh Mercer Beckwith, 367, born in Stafford Co., 
Va., in 1817; ranchman on the Rio Grande river at 
Presidio, Presidio Co., Texas, in 1889 ; he married 
E-efugia Rascon, a Spanish lady, December 22d, 1849; 
she was born in Santa Fe, N. M., August 29th, 1833. 



The Beckwiihs. 63 

393. Eobert W. ; boi-n October 16tli, 1850. 
393a. Joliu M. ; born January 14th, 1853. 

394. Cornelia ; born March 31st, 1857. 

. 395. Josephine ; born November 24th, 1858. 

396. Ellen ; born May 10th, 1861. 

397. Elizabeth ; born December 24th, 1867. 

398. Nicolas Pino ; born May 17th, 1869. 

399. Laura ; born September 24th, 1872. 
Barnes Beckwith, 335, born in Richmond Co., Va., 

in 1783 ; was a captain in the quarteiTnasters depart- 
ment of the U. S. Army in 1812 ; was sheriff, justice 
of the peace, U. S. marshal, and member of the State 
Legislature of "W. Va. ; died in Jefferson Co., "W. Va., 
in 1855 ; he married Betsy Peyton Martin of Virginia. 

400. Lawi'ence A. 

401. Barnes. 

402. Mary Peyton ; widow of D. Huff of W. 

Va. ; has three children, all married. 

403. Penelope S. ; married B. R. Pennybacker of 

Belleville, W. Va. ; four children, all mar- 
ried. 

404. Jane ; born in 1806 ; living in Parkersburg ; 

unmarried in 1886. 
Lawrence Albert Beck^Wth, 400, born in Jefferson 
Co., W. Va., in 1816 ; living at Ravenswood, W. Va., 
in 1889 ; he married his cousin Mary E., daughter of 
Tapley Beclnvith. 

405. Lewis A. ; born June 13th, 1841 ; was a 

lieutenant in Co. D, of the 14th Reg. W. 
Va., intheU. S. Vol. Service, 1861-65; 
farmer, Wood Co., W. Va., in 1889. 



64 The Beckwiths. 

406. Richard A.; born in 1842 ; county clerk of 

Wood Co. ; farmer, Wood Co., W. Va,, in 
1889. 

407. Tapley ; born in 1847 ; farmer, Wood Co., 

W. Va., in 1889. 
Barnes Beckwith, 401, born in Jefferson Co., W. 
Va., 1818 ; married Virginia, daughter of Abraham 
Samuels and Hannah Neal daughter of John Neal of 
" Border Warfare " fame. 

408. Author B. 

409. Eebecca; born in 1844; married R P. 

Haywood ; living in Dover, Mo., in 1889. 

410. Elizabeth ; born in 1847 ; married G. A. 

Pennybaker of W. Va. 

411. Virginia; born in 1856; married C. C. 
Evans; living Bartlet, Ohio, in 1889. 

412. John Neal ; born in 1849; constable of 

Wood Co., ^Y. Va., in 1889. 

413. Abram S. ; born in 1853 ; agent Adams 

Express Co., at Parkersburg, W. Va., in 
1889. 

414. Georore C. 

414a. Lawrence A. Jr.; born in 1860. 

415. William S. ; born in 1860; clerk in Adams 

Ex. Co., at Parkersburg, in 1889. 
Author B. Beckwith, 408, born in Jefferson Co., W. 
Va., in 1842 ; was county clerk, U. S. marshal of 
that county and chief of police of Parkersburg, W. 
Va., in 1869 he man-ied Emma A. Sieoght, who Vv'as 
bom in Germany, January 7th, 1851. 



The JSeckwiths. 65 

416. Helen E,. ; died young. 

417. Walter S. : died young. 

418. Charlotte V.; "Kate;" born August 1st, 

1874. 

419. Nellie; " Buster ;" bom April Uth, 1881. 

420. Amly A. ; " Blackbird; " born October lyth, 

1852. 
Marmaduke Beckwith, 327, married Sybel, daughter 
of Major Elsie of the Revolutionary Army. 

421. Marmaduke B. 

422. Tapley. 

423. Newman. 

424. Lucy; married Harrington. 

425. Elizabeth ; married Brough. 

426. Mary E. 

427. William ; died in Prince William Co., Va., 

unmarried. 

428. Jenninojs. 

429. Lewis. 

Marmaduke Brockinborough Beckwith, 421, married 
his cousin Rebecca, daughter of Sir Jonathan Beckwith. 

430. Jonathan B. 

431. Frank. 

Jonathan Brockinborough Beckwith, 430, bom 
1800, in W. Va. ; married Margarette, who was born 
in 1800, and died in 1884. 

432. John ; born in Wood Co., W. Va., and died 

there ; he was a soldier in the Confederate 
Army, 1861-65. 
Tapley Beckwith, 422, born in Richmond Co., Va., 
9 



Q6 The Beckwiihs. 

1798 ; died at Kavenswood, Wood Co., W. Va. ; lie 
married Nancy Bailey, who was born in Richmond Co., 
Va., and died in Wood Co., W. Va. 

433. Author. 

434. Alfred. 

435. Elizabeth. 
> 436. Adaline. 

437. Martha. 

438. Tapley ; living at Ravenswood, W. Va., in 

1889. 

439. Lewis ; living at Cottageville, W. Va., in 

1889. 

440. Jennings ; living at Ravens wood in 1889. 

441. Barnes. 

Barnes Beckwith, 441, bom at Ravens wood, W. Va., 
in 1825; died there; he married Elizabeth Lord in 
1849 ; she was born and died at Ravenswood. 

442. William ; living at Ravenswood, W. Va., 
in 1889. 

443. Ered. 

444. Charles B. 

445. Tapley. 

446. Nancy G. 

448. Leroy A. 

Leroy A. Beckwith, 448, born at Ravenswood, W. 
Va., in 1850; merchant and lumber dealer at Ravens- 
wood in 1889 ; he married Nannie F. Jarrett in 1877; 
she was born at Charlestown, AV. Va., in 1853. 

449. Evalina ; born November 18th, 1878. 

450. Nora; born May 5th, 1880. 



The Beckvnths. 67 

451. Martha ; born October 24tli, 1882. 

452. Eoy Barnes; born November 24tli, 1885. 
Newman Beckwitli, 423, born in Riclimond Co., Va.; 

moved to Mississippi Co., Mo., in 1812, and died tliere ; 
he married Judith A. Neal ; she was born in Va. and 
died in Mo. in 1836 ; she was an aunt of the mother 
of General Stonewall Jackson, C. S. A. 

453. Underwood; died in 1855 unmarried. 

454. Richard ; died unmarried. 

455. Francis; died in 1857 unmarried. 

456. Sabina ; died unmarried. 

457. Lucy ; married J. Hunter and left two 

children ; Joseph married Miss Harell 
and was living at Jackson, Mo., in 1889 ; 
Catherine married John Cams. 

458. Quiros. 

459. Marmaduke. 

460. Mountain ; born in Va. before 1840 ; mar- 

ried Mrs. Faulkner ; no children. 

461. Barnes ; born in Va. ; married Miss Faulk- 

ner ; no children. 
Quiros Beckwith, 458, born in Fairfax C. H., Va., 
September 25th, 1801 ; settled in Mississippi Co., Mo., 
and died September 3d, 1862 ; he married Susan John- 
son, April 2d, 1839 ; she was born in Nashville, Tenn., 
October 31st, 1813. 

462. Ellen ; born October 15th, 1842 ; died at 

Shelbyville, Ky., June 2d, 1858. 

463. Margarette ; born Cinthiana, Ky., October 

8th, 1844 ; died September 9th, 1851. 



68 The Beckwiths. 

464. Mathew; born October 3d, 1S46 ; died 
January 27th, 1847. 

465. Quiros. 

466. Thomas. 

Quiros Beckwith, 465, born in Mississippi Co., Mo., 
November 22d, 1847 ; died there February Sth, 1878 ; 
he married Susan James, August 7th, 1866; she died 
July 4th, 1879. 

467. Quiros ; born in Charlestown, Mo., x\pril 

14th, 1869 ; living there in 1889. 

468. John Harding; born August 2od, 1867; 

living Charlestovvn, Mo, in 1889 ; he mar 
ried Julia Winbush, December 28th, 1887. 
Thomas Beckwith, 466, born in Mississippi Co., Mo., 
January 24th, 1840; farmer; living in Charlestown, 
Mo., in 1889; he married Laura Swauk, March 11th, 
1863 ; she was born in Hardin Co., Ky., December 
4th, 1844. 

469. Lillie May; born November 26th, 1864; 

living Charlestown, Mo., in 1889. 

470. Minnie Lee; born December 19th, 1866; 

living Charlestown, Mo., in 1889. 

471. Allie; born October 10th, 1868; li\dng 

Charlestown, Mo., in 1889. 

472. William; bom 1870; died November 28th, 

1882. 
Marmaduke Beckmth, 459, born in Virginia, in 
1S05 ; married twice ; his first wife was Grif- 
fith ; the children by this marriage all died young ; by 



The Beckioiths. 69 

"his second marriage, witli the daughter of Col. Hunter 

of Mississippi Co., Mo., he had the following children: 

473. Amanda ; married L. T. Medley ; living 

Arcadia, Mo., in 1889. 

• 474. Judith Ann ; married Peas of Faimington, 

Mo. 

475. Underwood ; born in Mississippi Co., Mo. ; 

living at Bird's Point, Mo., in 1889. 

476. Lucy B. ; born in 1842 ; married Dr. Travis, 

and was living, in 1889, at Wolf Island, 
Mo. 
Lems Beckwith. 429, born in Prince William Co., 
Va., in 1789; died in Wood Co., W. Va. ; he married 
Matilda Carter of Prince William Co., W. Va. ; she 
moved to Grayson Co., Ky., in 1854, and died there; 
by marriage she was related to George Washington's 
mother, Mary Ball, who married Augustine Washing- 
ton ; also, to Gen. Wm. H. Harrison, President of the 
United States, grandfather of the present President 
(1889) ; also, |^to Gen. Robert E. Lee, major-geueral 
in the Confederate Army daring the War of the Rebel- 
lion, through his wife, who was a Fitzhugh of Virginia. 

477. Jane ; died young. 

478. Ann ; bom in Grayson Co., Ky. ; married 

John A. Hord of Grayson Co., Ky., and 
died in 1851; children: Lewis B. ; Mary 
W. ; Bainton M. ; Arthur A. ; John W. ;, 
William T. ; Frank J. 

479. Arthur. 

Arthur Beckwith, 479, born in Wood Co., W. Va., 



70 The Bechwiths. 

September 22fl, 1815 ; living in Grayson Co., Ky., in 
1889; farmer; he moved to Grayson Co., Ky., in 
1828; married Louisa Duncan. May 26tli, 1842; she 
was born in Greenup Co., Ky., August 16th, 1818. 

480. William L. ; born March 5th, 1843 ; farmer ; 

living in Grayson, Carter Co., Ky., in 
1889. 

481. Jane. 

482. Mary L. 

483. Sophia M. ; born January 15th, 1849. 

484. Lucy H. ; born June 12th, 1851. 

485. A. Laura; born September 1st, 1855. 

486. Allen C; born May 23d, 1858; farmer; 
livins: Gravson, Carter Co., Kv., in 1889. 

Mathew Beckwith, 309, of Tanfield and Slenington; 
captain in the Parliamentary Army ; was born in 1628 ; 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Buck of Filey, 
knight ; buried at Tanfield in 1679. 

487. John. 

488. William. 

489. Susana. 

490. Mary; baptized at Tanfield in 1652. 

491. Elizabeth ; baptized in 1658. 

492. Martha ; died young. 

John Beckwith of Sleniniyford, 487, aore 14 in 1666 ; 
died in 1688 ; he married Castliana, daughter of Lionel 
Copley of Wads worth ; she died May 13th, 1700. 

493. Roger ; died young. 

494. Castliana ; died young. 

495. Elizabeth ; died young. 



The Beckwiths. 71 

William Beck with, 488, of Thurcroft, born Novem- 
ber 22d, 1(364; inlierited Tliurcroft from Lis uncle 
William Beckwith ; lie was buried at Laugliton Co., 
York, October 3d, 1713 ; married Mary, daughter of 
Sir Edward Chalmer of Guisburg; she died in 1702, 
and was buried at Laughton. 

496. William. 

497. John of Dalton Hall ; merchant ; mayor of 

Beaumont ; he married Miss Wyke. 

498. Edward ; com. of customs of Tewsham Co., 

Kent. 

499. Mathew ; merchant Marine service ; died 

unmarried ; buried at St. Paul's, Covent 
Garden, London, in 1728. 

500. Mary; married June 1714 to John Murray 

of Slade Horton. 

501. Elizabeth ; married twice in Lincoln Co. 

502. Susana ; married 1722 to Thomas Harrison 
of Dillern Co., Stafford. 

503. Margarette ; married Jno. Powers of Utto- 

exeter Co., Stafford. 

504. Dorothy ; married George Saunders, Gent, 
of Howden, and died October 24th, 1734. 

505. :^Jary. 

506. Elizabeth ; died young. 

William Beckwith, 496, of Thurcroft and Slening- 
ton; married Apnl 28th, 1715; died at Thurcroft, 
April 10th, 1760, aged 74; he married Elizabeth, 
daughter and heiress of John Woodfield of Fishbum 
and Trimden Co., Durham; she died in 1767, aged 70. 



72 The Bechwiths. 

507. Woodfield. 

508. Malby ; ensiga in the 3d Heg. of foot 

(Buffs) 1775. 

509. John ; Lieut.-CoL in Abercrombie's Regi- 
ment; died and buried at Bishop Middle- 
ham in 1705, aged 65. 

510. William. 

511. John. 

512. William. 

513. Author. 
51i. Mary. 

515. Jane ; married J. Welty. 

516. Elizabeth; married William Horsfall, and 
died ao^ed 72 in 1798. 

Woodfield Beckwith, 507, of Thurcroft and Trimden, 
baptized at Laughtonin 1719 ; married Maud Dorothy, 
daughter of C. Robinson of Eastington Co., Durham, 
in 1771 ; died 1779. 

517. William. 

518. Richard ; died young. 

William Beckwith, 517, of Thurcroft, in Yorkshire 
and Trimden, in Durham ; died in 1847. Married 
Caroline, daughter of John Nesham, of Houghton-le- 
Spring, she died in St. Omer, France, in 1832. 

519. William of Thurcroft and Trimden, K. H., 

General in the Army, and Colonel of the 
14th Hussars in 1846, born in 1795, died 
in 1871. He married Priscella, daughter 
and heiress of Thomas Hopper of Silks- 
worth House. 



The Bechwiths. 73 

520. John; born in September 1803. 

521. Henry. 

522. Carolina; married Samuel Kentish, and died 

in 1867. 

523. Mary ; died unmarried in 1865. 

Henry Beckwith, 521. In Holy Orders, Kector of 
Eaton, Conatantine Co., Salop, he was born in 1806; 
married Anne Rose, daughter of Rev. John Eaton. 

524. Henry John ; captain in the 2od Reg., bom 
in 1840. 

525. William Edmund; born in 1844. 

526. Rose Caroline. 

William Beckwith, 510, of Cary street, London, 
Barrister at Law. 

527. William; ensign 27th Reg., died unmarried 

in 1776. 

528. Maria. 

529. Elizabeth. 

Edward Beckwith, 498, commissioner of Customs, 
of Tewsham Co., Kent, he married twice. 

530. Onslow; lieut. Royal Welsb Fusileers, 

23d Foot 1771, captain in the 45th, 1776, 
left a daughter who died young. 
/<Mathew Beckwith, 103, bom in Ponteferact, York- 
shire Eng., about 1610. Emigrated to New England 
in 1635, residing for a short time at Saybrook Point 
1635, Bramford 1638, Hartford among the first settlers 
in 1642. Lyme in 1651 he purchased large tracts of 
laud on the Ni antic river, and was left a legacy by 
Capt. Lyrado, his land laid practically in Lyme and 
10 



74 The Beckwiths. 

New London. Mould &> Art sliip builders construc- 
ted especially for him the barque Endeavor, which 
was the first vessel launched from New London, and 
traded with the Barbadoes, she was sold at Barbadoes 
in 1666, for a cargo of sugar. Mathew was of that class 
known as planters, many of whom were men of means, 
who placed their vessels in the charge of competent 
mariners, who also attended to the mercantile trans- 
actions and interests of the owners. Mathew was born 
September 22d, 1610, and died December the 13th, 
1681. " His death being sudden, and being the result 
of an accident, a jury was summoned, who gave their 
verdict, that he came to his death by mistaking his 
way of a dark night and falling from a cliflE of rocks.'' 
He left an estate valued at 393 pounds ($1,975) "at 
his death he left a wife Elizabeth." 
531. Mathew. 
'-' 532. John. . 

533. Joseph. 

534. Nathaniel. 

535. Benjamin, 

536. A daughter, who mamed Benjamin Grant. 

537. A daughter, who married Robert Girard. 
Mathew. Beckwith, 531, born possibly at Say brook 

Point, in 1637 ; was recorded at Waterford, where he 
was made a freeman in 165^ ; he resided first at 
Guildford, and was one of the founders of the church 
there, and died at New London, Conn., June 4th, 1727 ; 
he married twice ; by his first wife, Elizabeth, he had 
the following children : 



The Beckioiths. 75 

^ 538. Mathew. 

539. John. 

540. James. 

541. Jonah. 

542. Prudence ; born in New London, August 

22d, 1676 ; married Roger Bart of Lyme, 
July 24th, 1717; children, Solomon, born 
April 10th, 1739; Margarette, born May 
1st, 1737; Lucy, born May 10th, 1722; 
Ann, born May 31st, 1724; Koger, born 
July 14th, 1726 ; Richard, born December 
20ti), 1728; William, born December 21st, 
1730 ; Prudence, born December 5th, 1732 ; 
Hannah, born July 25th, 1735. 

543. Elizabeth ; born February 4th, 1678 ; mar- 

ried James Burchard, March 17th, 1696. 
J 544. Ruth; born March 14th, 1680. 
545. Sarah ; born Lyme, Ct., December 15th, 
1684; died February 28th, 1773; married 
Joseph Leonard in 1704. 
Mathew Beckwith, 531, his second wife Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Mathew Griswold of Lyme ; 
she married three times ; her first husband was 
John Rogers, the founder of the sect known as 
" Friends, or Quakers," and sometimes called " Roger- 
ine Quakers," whom she married October 17th, 1670 ; 
from him she was divorced October 18th, 1676 ; her 
second husband was Peter Pratt, whom she married 
August 5th, 1679 ; he'died March 24th, 1685 ; in 1689 



76 The Beckwiths. 

she married Mathew Beckwitli, and had by him a 
daughter, and died at Lyme in 1737. 

546. Griswold ; born in 1691 at Lyme and mar- 
ried Eliakem Cooly at Lyme, Conn., Sep- 
tember 14, 1706 ; children Eliakim, born 
1707; Griswold, born 1709, died 1764; 
Mathew, born 1712; Jonah, born 1716; 
died 1778 ; Josiab, born 1714 ; died, 1715 ; 
Luke, born 171S; died 1777; Hezekiah, 
born 1720; died 1796; Elizabeth, born 
1727 ; Esther, born 1729. 

Mathew Beckwith, 538, born at Guilford, Ct., April 
13th, 1667, and died there June 4th, 1740; married 
Elizabeth, February 17th, 1721 ; she was born at New 
London' and died at Lyme in 1746. 

547. Abiyah; born July 11th, 1722. 

548. EUzabeth ; born February 14th, 1723 ; 

married twice ; 1st, married Joshua Cham- 
pion, Oct. 14th, 1742 ; children, Lydia, 
born August 3d, 1745; Joshua, born Feb- 
ruaiy 3d, 1747. 2d, manied to D.Peck, April 
19th, 1757; children, Martin, b. 1759; 
Elizabeth, born 1761 ; Darious, born 1770 ; 
Huldah, born 1772; Simiou, born 1766; 
Andrew, born 1768; John, b. 1770 ; Urn, 
born 1774; Elisha, born 1777; Timothy, 
born 1779. 

549. Lois; born July 11th, 1725. 

550. Diadiaraa ; born November 18th, 1728. 

551. Eunice ; born May 4th, 1733. 



Ths Beckwiths. 77 

552. Sarah; born April 22d, 1737. 

Jolm Beckwith, 539, born Bramford. February 4th, 
1669; he moved to New London, and there married 
Naomi de Wolf August 12th, 1700; she was born at 
Waterford 1(376, and died at Lyme 1736. 

553. John. 

554. Elisha ; born at New London 1712; died 

at Waterford, Ct. ; married Amy Durand, 

October 10th, 1759 ; she was born at 

Waterford, and died there. 

James Beck^^'ith, 540, born New Loudon, June 1st, 

1671 ; removed to Lyme in 1692, and died there in 

1719; he married Sarah Griswold, September 22d, 

1693 ; she was born at Lyme in 1673, and died there 

October 10th, 1714. 

555. James. 

556. Martha ; born August 16th, 1697 ; married 

Joseph Wait in 1715. 

557. Sarah; born July 1st, 1701. 

558. Elizabeth ; born May 30th, 1702. 

559. Mary; born June 1st, 1716; 1st husband 

Durant Tinker ; 2d husband, married 1745 
to Capt. Starling of Lyme. 

560. Daniel. 

561. Samuel. 

562. Eenald. 

563. John; born October 10th, 1714. 

James Beckwith, 555, born Lyme, Ct., May 11th, 
1695; died there July, 1730; married Mary Lamb, 



78 The Beckwiihs. 

July 3d, 1721 ; she was born at New London, 1697, 
and died there. 

564. ..Sai-ah ; born Lyme, Ct, March 20th, 1722. 

565. Ret)ecca; born Lyme, Ct., January 20th, 

1729. 

566. James. 

James Beckwith, 566, born at Lyme. April 1st, 1725; 
died at Bristol, Ct , October 12th, 1764; he married 
Lucy Griswold, April 10th, 1755; she was born at 
Lyme, Ct., September 28th, 1729. 

567. Thomas; born at Lyme, Ct., 1755; re- 

moved to Bhode Island ; removed to Exe- 
ter, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; he married Azubah 
Pinknev in 1786. 

568. James. 

569. Zacariah ; born at Bristol, Ct., February 

14th, 1761; died there May 21st, 1811; 

married Eunice Gaylord ; she was born 

October 18th, 1764, and died at Bristol in 

1846. 
Daniel Beckmth, 560, born at Lyme, Ct., October 
26th, 1704 ; farmer and Baptist minister; died Novem- 
ber 10th, 1763; mamed Miriam Smith, November 
13th, 1740; she moved to Marlow, N. H., in 1765, 
and died there March 7th, 1809 ; she was born in 1721. 

570. Eleazor; born at Lyme, Ct., in 1741; he 

was a Baptist minister iu good standing 
and, also, a farmer; he died xlpril 16th, 
1808 ; married Hannah Lewis, w^ho was 
born in 1743, and died August 16th, 1823. 



The" Beckwiths. 79 

571. Mary; born October 9tb, 1743, and died 

Juue 23d, 1823; rnamed Samuel Miller of 
Lyme. 

572. Elizabeth; married Richard Lampshire of 

Lyme, and died in 1814. 

573. Titus; born Lyme, Ct., Decembel* 30th, 

1736; farmer; died at Chelsea, N. Y., in 
1802. 

574. Ruel; born Lyme, Ct, August 18th, 1742; 

died December 11th, 1790 ; married Sarah 
Wood, December 9th, 1773. 

575. Amos ; born at Lyme, Ct., April l7th, 1730; 
removed to Marlow, N. IL, in 1787 ; to 
Sutton, Vt. ; Baptist minister ; died at 
Sutton, Vt., December 6th, 1822; he mar- 
ried Susannah Trueman, who was bom at 
New London, Ct., August 4th, 1760, and 
died at Sutton, Vt., September 21st, 1839. 

576. L-a; bom 1733; died January 7th, 1829; 

he was a farmer ; married Hannah Wheel- 
ock, in 1750; she died May 22d, 1780. 

577. Amon; born Lyme, Ct., 1752, and died 
July 28th, 1805; farmer; he removed to 
Marlow, N. H. , and married Sarah Brown ; 
she was born in 1763, and died June 28th, 
1837. 

Samuel Beckwith, 561, born at Lyme, Ct., May 14th, 
1709 ; removed to Norwich, Ct. ; had grant of land in 
Cornv/allis, N. S., from the British Government; he 
died there; married Miriam Marvin, in 1740, daughter 
of Captain Renald Marvin, of Lyme, Ct. 



80 The BecJcioiihs. 

578. Samuel; born Norwich, Ct. ; removed to 

Comwallis, N. S., and settled at Halifax, 
N. S. ; lie married Kebecca Chapman, of 
Lyme, Ct. 

579. Marvin. 

580. Handley. 

Renald Beckwith, 562, born at Lyme, Ct., February 
6th, 1706, to Fredericton N, B., where he married Mary 
Handley, April lt2tb, 1796 ; she was born at Frederic- 
ton. N. B. 

581. Elizabeth. 

582. Mary Ann. 

583. Nehemiah ; born in Conn. ; was drowned at 

Frederickton, N, B., he married Julia Le 
Brun, who was born in Canada, in 1790. 

584. Samuel; born in New Brunswick, died at 

Buffalo, N. Y. ; married Adelaide Le Brun, 

born in Canada and died at Albion, N. Y. 

Jonah Beckwith, 541, born at New London, Conn., 

December 27th, 167o ; to Lyme, Conn., Deacon of the 

Congregational Church of Lyme; died there in 1744 ; 

married Rebecca, July 12th, 1701 ; she was bom at 

Lyme, in 1719. 

585. George. 

586. Benjamin. 

587. Jonah. 

George Beckwith, 585, boj-n at Lyme, Conn., Sep- 
tember 17th, 1702 ; graduate of Yale, ordained first 
pastor of the Congregational Church of Lyme, in Jan- 
uary, 1730 ; died therein 1794. In 1761 was Chaplain 



The Bechwlths. 81 

of the 1st Kegiment Conn. Volunteers ; participating 
in the French and Indian wars, and was at Lake 
George, N. Y. ; he was moderator of the general associa. 
tion of Conn., in 1762, at Marsiield, Conn.; and in 1773, 
at Bristol, Conn. ; mamed Sarali, December, 1744; she 
was born in 1705, and died in 1797. 

588. George; born at Lyme, Conn., in 1733; 
graduate Yale College and entered the 
ministry, but afterward became a practic- 
ing physician at Lyme ; he removed to 
Great Barrington, married and had children, 
all daughters. 

589. Barzillai ; born Lyme Conn., in 1736; Dea- 
con of the Congregational Church, to East 
Haddam in 1765, farmer; he man'ied Mary 
Butler of East Haddam, she died there. 

590. Nathaniel Brown was killed in the Revolu- 

tionary War. 
Benjamin Beck with, 586, born at Lyme, Conn., Oc- 
tober 18th, 1706. 

591. Benjamin. 

591a Josiah ; born at Lyme. Conn., in 1742; 
mamed Mehi table Parsons (or Piersons). 

592. Silas. 
592a. David. 

i><John Beckwith, 532, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1669, 
one of the original Patentees of New London, to 
N> aterl'ord Conn. In a deposition before the county 
court he says that he "had lived at Niantic Ferry for 
the last seventy years," as the deposition was dated in 
11 



82 The Beckwiths. 

1740, he must have been at that time one hundred and 
two years old. 

593. John."^ 

594. Elisha. 

John Beckwith, 593. he was born at Waterford, 
Conn., August 12th, 1718; married Elizabeth May- 
hew, October 12th, 1742. 

595. Elizabeth ; born May 25th, 1743. 

596. Amy; born in 1745. 

597. Sabra: born in 1750. 

598. Noah; born 1752; married July Sth, 1773. 

599. John; born 1753; enlisted in the Revolu- 

tionaiy Army, 1775 ; one year quarter- 
master's assistant; quarter-master; third 
lieutenant recruitino; service; was taken 
prisoner battle Flatbush; resigned 1778. 

600. Seth; born 1755; married November 14th, 

1781. 

601. Frederick; born 1758; married April 3d, 

1783. 

602. Lydia. 

603. Esther; bom 1762. 

604. Caleb; born 1763; married in 1788. 
Elisha Beckwith, 594, born and died at Waterford, 

Ct. ; buried on the west bank of the Niantic liver ; his 
grave is unmarked. 

605. Elisha; born at Waterford, Ct., in 1761; 

he had ten children, who all settled in the 
Western and Southern States. 

606. Jason. 



The Beckwiths. 83 

607. David ; born Waterford, Ct. ; removed to 

New York. 
Jason Beck\vitli, 606, born Waterford, Ct., 1764; 
removed to New London, Ct. ; ship-builder; 
married 1785; died New London, Ct. 

608. David. 

609. Ezra. 

610. Amy; married Anson Smith; living Chi- 

cago, III, in 1886. 

611. Sabra. 

612. Betsy. 

613. Elisha. 

614. Jason ; married Naomi Caulkins. 

615. Gurdon ; born New London, Ct. ; enlisted 
in the U. S. Army, 1807-8; served under 
Gens. Harrison and Hull ; takeii prisoner 
Detroit; served in the 37th Conn. Keg.; 

married Wealthy ; she was living 

in 1887 ; a son, Gurdon, living at New 
London, Ct., in 1889. 

616. Daniel. 

617. James. 

James Beckwith, 617, born September 12th, 1803; 
died February 24th, 1875; he married Caul- 
kins, sister of his brother's wife. 

618. Cordelia. 

619. James E. ; married and had two daughters : 

Julia A., married Hon. K. W. Chapman, 
living Waterford, Ct, 1889; Agnes D., 
married Kev. F. P. Braman; she died No- 
vember 30th, 1886. 



84 The Beckwiihs. 

620. ElisliaR; born August iTth, 1832; mar- 
ried ; no children ; living New London, 
Ct. ; U. S. Ship Inspector in 1889. 
621'. Cyrus G. 
Cyiiis G. Beckwith, 621, born at New London, Ct. ; 
merchant there in 1888; State Senator, Connecticut 
Legislature, several times ; married Augusta Dart, 
who was born at Saybrook, Ct., October 23d, 1841. 

622. James Allen ; born at New London, Ct., 

September 26th, 1868. 
Joseph Beckwith, 533, born Lyme, Ct., in 1640; 
served in the military expedition to Wood Creek, 
1708, in the old French War, where he lost his life : 
he married Susanna, daughter of Capt. Way of Lyme ; 
she was born in Lyme, July 9th, 1682. 

623. Sarah; born April 14th, 1677. 

624. Joseph. 

Joseph Beckwith. 624, born at Lyme, Ct., April 
15th, 1679, was living in 1727, but died prior to 1730; 
he married Mary . 

« 625. Joseph; born at Lyme, Conn., in 1700; 
died August 9th, 1764. 

626. Thomas ; born at Lyme, Conn., December 

11th, 1711 ; li\nng Bristol, Conn., in 1789. 

627. Hezekiah. 

628. Susanna. 

629. Mary; born in 1709; married Mathew 

Marvin, 1732. 

630. Lydia ; born 1711 ; married Benjamin 

Huntley, April 27th, 1732 ; one son Cur- 
tice B., b. 1725. 



The Beckwiths. 85 

631. Dorothea ; born 1715. 

632. Elijak 

633. Nathan. 

634. Stephan; born Lyme, Conn., 1721. 

635. Elizabeth; married Darius Peek, April 

19, 1757. 

636. Hannah ; married John Griswold. 
Nathaniel Beckwith, 534, born at New London, 

Conn., in June 1642. 

637. Nathaniel. 

Nathaniel Beckwith, 637, born at Lyme, Conn., May 
28th, 1671 ; married Sarah, who was born at East 
Haddam, Conn . 

638. Job ; born at Lyme, Conn., May 22d, 1705 ; 

married Elizabeth Harvey, who Avas born 
in Mass. 

639. Nathaniel ; born at Lyme, Conn., January 

6th, 1707. 

640. Stephan. 

641. Jerusha ; born August lOth, 1709. 

642. Sarah ; born August 13th, 1712, 

643. Patience. 

644. Joseph ; born December 10th, 1715. 
Benjamin Beckwith. 535, born at New London, 

Conn., March 8th, 1643 ; he w^as a mariner and was 
lost at sea ; married Azubah Brewster of Hartford, 
Conn. 

645. Benjamin : born at New London, January 

13th, 1679. 

646. Elisha. 



86 The Bechwiths. 

647. Samuel; drowned at Lyme about 1800; 

enlisted in the Kevolutionaiy Army in 
1775, Sella Co., Parsons' Keg., Conn, line 
for seven months ; re-enlisted 1776 for one 
year; re-enlisted 1777 in the sea service ; 
was taken prisoner during the war and 
exchanged ; married t^dce ; fii'st, Polly 
Greenfield in 1781; born 1760; second, 
Mary Tinker, who died in 1836. 

648. Sarah ; married Ebenezer Perkins of Lyme, 

Conn. 
Elisha Beckwith, 646, born at New London, Conn., 
January loth, 1682 ; married Nancy Perkins of Lyme, 
Conn. ; moved to Lyme, Conn., where they both died. 

649. James ; born Lyme, Conn., in 1711. 

650. Elisha. 

651. Prudence. 

652. Huldah. 

Elisha Beckuith, 650, born Lyme, Conn., 1718; he 
married Adelaide Carpenter, who was born at Lyme 
n 1724, and died there. 

653. Kev. Roswell. 

654. Samuel, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1755 ; set- 

tled at Hartford, Conn., he enlisted in the 
Revolutionary Army in 1776, and served 
in Sells' Company, Parsons' Regiment. 
■ 655. Nathan; born at Lyme, Conn., in 1747; 
settled at Waterford, Conn. ; sailor. En- 
listed in the Revolutionary Anoiy in 1775 ; 
served in Sells' company, Parsons' regiment; 



The Beckioiths. 87 

lie married Patience in 1774; lie had a 
grandson Samuel, age 9 in 1847. 

656. Abner; born Lyme, Conn., in 1857. En- 

listed in the Kevolutionary Army in 1776, 
Ely's company, Conn. Line. Re-enlisted 
in 1777, on the Spy Boat, and served 
twenty-two months. 
Rev. Roswell Beckwith, 653, born at Lyme, Conn., 
October 21st, 1753, was a Presbyterian minister; later 
joined the Baptist Church and became a preacher of 
that denomination ; removed to Coeymans, N. Y., in 
1 795, Cazenovia, xsT. Y., in 1807; died Februaiy 2d, 
1S36; enlisted in the Continental Army, Sells' Com- 
pany, Parsons' regiment, in 1775; he was taken pris- 
oner at Fort Washington and placed in the prison 
ship in New York harbor ; he married Lydia, daugh- 
ter of George Dorr of Lyme ; they were married Janu- 
ary 13th, 1780; she died April 16th, 1834. 

657. Deacon Barak, 

658. Roswell ; born at Lyme, Conn., October 8th, 

1789; died August 8th, 1870; married 
Nancy Hudson, February 29th, 1820; she 
died July, 1832 ; his second wife was Olive 
King of Pompey, N. Y. ; they were married 
September 3d, 1833; she died in 1865. 

659.. George; born at Lyme, Conn., February 
20th, 1792 ; died 1814. 

660. Elizabeth ; born December 5th, 1782; 
maiTied Chancy Jones of Coeymans, N. Y., 
February 3d, 1802 ; children : Allen; living 
Rochelle, 111.; Hiram; living Penn Yan 



^^ The Beckioiths. 

Pa. ; Amos ; his widow livinsr Wauke^ran, 
111. ; Ransom ; died unmarried ; Sally ; died 
in Albany, leaving children. 

661. Huldah; born at Lyme, Conn., :N'ovember 

14th, 1785; married Alva Hotehkins of 
Cazenovia, June 5th, 1809; children: xMaria: 
married James Kent ; living Palmja-a, N. 
Y. ; Susan; married Allen Scoville; livino- 
Sullivan, N. Y. ; Lydia ; married Charles 
Barnes; living Walworth, N. Y. 

662. Eunice; born December 4th, 1787 ; married 

Peter Peck, January 6th, 1814; children: 
Lydia A. ; married Joel Foster ; Harriet : 
married William Davis; Daniel; married 
Betsy Foster; Betsy ; married A. N. Clarke ; 
William ; married and left children. 

663. James ; born at Coeymans, N. Y., June 1st 

1796; married his cousin Mary A. Hyde 
of Lisle, K Y., August 28th, 1825 : she 
was born January 22d, 1799 ; and was liv- 
ing at Cazenovia in 1858. He served in 
the U. S. Army in the war of 1812. En- 
listed in 1814, and served in Captain Un- 
derwood's company. 
Robert Beckwith, 48, born at Clint, Yorkshire, Eno-. 

land; married Barbarra, daughter of James Lowen- 

thorp of Lowenthorp. 

664. John. 

665. Mary. 
John Beckwith, 6()4. 

QQ&. Sir Leonard. 



The Bec.kwiths. 89 

667. Ambrose. 

668. Jane ; married AViiliam Allen. 

669. William. 

Sir Leonard Beck with, ^'o^, of Selby, High Sheriff 
County York, 4tli year of Edward 6tli, 1551 ; he served 
King: Henry in his French wars, and served Edward 
'tMli ; from him received the Abl)ey of Selby, 1550; he 
was Seneschal of the Abbies of St. Marys, Ancaster 
and Stillingfleet, and Selby Abbey, County York, 
15.35. Lord of the ]\Ianor of Cattbss by purchase 
from Sir R. Gressham, in 1539 ; was knighted, admit- 
tf(l one of the council of the North. Admitted Cor- 
pus Christie, York 1529. Died May 7th, 1555, and was 
buried in York Minster ; will dated April 15th, 1555; 
pn>ven in 1558. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir R<)gers Cholmley, lord chief justice; she died No- 
vember, 1583, aged sixty ; buried at York Minster 
November 28th. 

670. Ro2:er, of Hardwicke Hall, sold his lands 

and Selby to Henry, Earl of Derby, and 
died in 1587 ; he married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Sir Roger Cholmley of Roxby. 

671. Francis ; died young. 

• 672. Elizabeth ; married Wm. Vavasour of Wes- 
ton, Co. York. 
673. Frances ; daughter and co-heii-ess ; married 
Sir George Harvey of Markes Tey, County 
Essex ; lieutenant of London Tower. 
Ambrose Beckwith, 6G7, of Stillingiieet, etc., by de- 
vise from his brother, Sir Leonard, was admitted 
12 



90 The Beckwiths. 

Corpus Christie, York, 1531 ; in 1540 was granted site 
of Handale Abbey, and died March 10th, 1574 ; buried 
in church of Still ingiieet ; he married daughter of Sir 
R. Metham of Luckton ; living 1557 ; buried in church 
at Stillingfleet. 

674. Leonard. 

675. Roger. 

676. Ann. 

677. Elizabeth. 

678. Isabel ; married John Saltmarsh of Whitby. 

679. Jane ; married Miles Newton of Whixley, 

and died in 1604. 

680. Grace; married Fairfax, and died in 1601. 

681. Thomas. 

Leonard Beckwith, 674. of Stiliinglleet and Handale, 
in the North Riding of Yorkshire, 1584 ; will dated 
July 24th, 1596. 

682. Jane ; daughter and heiress. 

Roger Beckwith, 675, of Handale Abbey : married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Newark of Accomb, Co. 
York ; formerly esquire of the body of Queen Mary ; 
she died in July 29th, 1696. 
6S3. Newark. 

684. Philip. 

685. Mary Ann. 

Newark Beckwith, 683, of Handale Abbey, died 
1656 ; married Mary, daughter of John Fisk of Lax- 
field, County Suffolk. 

686. Leonard. 

687. Mary. 



The Beckwiths. 91 

688. Elizabeth ; married Robert Lascelles of 

Eigbsliiue, County York. 
Leonard Beckwith, 686, of Handale Abbey ; be was 
born in 1619, and married tmce ; his first wife was 
Theaphinia, daughter of Marmaduke Grimstone of 
Giimstone Garth ; by this first marriage he had the 
following children : 

689. Roger; age 18 in 1666. 

690. William ; died young. 

691. Newark. 

692. Leonard ; age 14 in 1666. 

693. Marmaduke; age 9 in 1666. 

694. Ann; baptized in 1643. 

695. Mary ; married Philip Gemet of Dahsmill, 

Co. York. 
Newark Beckwith, 691, age 16 in 1666. 

696. John. 

697. Ro^er. 

John Beckwith, 696, lieutenant-colonel in the 
armj ; married Sarah Crook; she died in 1741. 

698. John. 

John Beckmth, 698, major-general, commanded the 
20th Regiment at the battle of Minden, and the Brig- 
ade of Grenadiers and Hig-hlanders during^ the Seven 
Years' War, with very distinguished reputation ; he 
married Janet, dausrhter of Dr. G. Wishart, Deacon of 
Chapel Royal, Edinburgh, and Anne, daughter of Sir 
James Campbell, of Orchard Argyleshire ; she died in 
1827, aged 97. 

699. John. 



92 TU Beckwith^. 

700. Sir George, Cx. C. B. ; adjutant, 1776; gen- 
eral and commander-in-chief of the Island 
of Barbadoes in 1798; lieutenant-general 
in 1805 ; governor of the Windward Isl- 
ands in 1815; quartermaster-general to 
the forces in North America in 1814; 
colonel S9th Foot, 1818; commander of 
the forces in Ireland in 1819 ; born in 
1753, and died in 1824; unmarried. 

701. Ferdinand Amelia; ensign 33d Foot, 1779; 
lieutenant, 1780 ; colonel, 1802 ; brigadier- 
general on His Majesty's, and major of the 
37th Foot; died in 1805, and Avas born in 
1764. 

702. William. 

703. Sir Thomas. 

704. Jessie; born in 1773, and died in 1776. 
John Beckwith, 699, of Somerby Park, Co. York, 

born in 1751 ; lieutenant 15th Liglit Dragoons, 1776; 
lieutenant 79th Liverpool Vol., 1780; captain 23d 
Light Dragoons ; married Mary Halliburton, sister of 
the supreme judge of Halifax, N. S., in 1818. 

705. George; was in the navy, and died unmarried. 

706. Charles ; Major-General in the army. 

707. Sydney ; lieutenant-colonel of Eifle Brigade 
in 1848 ; captain in 1839 ; major in 1847 ; 
was killed in the Crimean War. 

708. Henry Ferdinand ; lieutenant-colonel in the 

Rifle Brigade ; captain, 1830 ; major, 1840; 
died at Kingston, Canada. 



The Bechwiths. 93 

709. Susan ; married Lieut.-Col. Evart of Bath, 

in 1874. 

710. Anne. 

711. Mary. 

712. Jessie. 

713. Isabel!. 

714. Catherine. 

715. Clementina. 

Major-General Charles Beckwith, 706, born at Hali- 
fax, N. S., in 1789, and died at La Tour, France, in 
1862 ; in 1807 was in the expedition against Denmark; 
in 1808 against Sweden; in 1809 in the War of the 
S{)anish Peninsula ; was present at Corunna ; and in 
every action of importance until 1814, when he re- 
ceived the gold medal and rank of major, Hd March ; 
Commander of the Bath in 1815 ; 95th Foot, acting- 
quartermaster; lieutenant-colonel, 1815; lost a leg at 
the battle of Waterloo; captain on half pay, 1820; 
Knight of St. Maurice and Lazarus ; (see work, " Gen- 
eral Beckwith, his life and labors among the Walden's 
of Piedmont," by J. P. Meille) ; he married a peasant 
girl of Piedmont, Italy. 

716. Charlotte; posthumous and only child. 
William George Henry Beckwith, 702, born in 1765, 

and died 1844; ensign 20th, and captain 52d Kegi- 
ments ; married Sophia Maria Johanna, daughter of 
Lieut.-Col. Robt. Ewins:, son of Ewins; of Borsham 
Towers, Humphries; married in 1806, and died 1867. 

717. John Ferdinand ; born in 1824; lieut. of 

the Rijae Brigade in 1844. 



94 The Beckwiths. 

718. Charlotte; married E,ev. James Maringay. 

719. Elizabeth ; died uumarried. 

720. Georgiana; died unmarried. 

721. Jessie Henrietta. 

722. Sophia. 

Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith, 703, K. C. B. ; major- 
general in 1814; born in 1770; died in 1831 while in 
the command of the Bombay Army ; acting governor 
of Bombay ; he married twice ; his second wife was 
Mary, eldest daughter of Sir William Douglas, Bart., 
and was sister of the second and third Marquis of 
Queensbury ; she was married in 1817, and died in 
1841 ; by his first wife, Clementina, daughter of Laugh- 
man, she died in Cauada in 1815, he had the follomng 
children : 

723. Ferdinand ; died young. 

724. Thomas Sydney ; in the Rifle Brigade ; 

died 1827. 

725. Jessie Philadelphia ; died in 1822. 

723. Ann Clementina; married in 1830 to E. 

Wilson of Kigmaden Hall, Westmoreland. 

Leonard Beckwith, 680, of Handale Abbey ; married 

his second wife, who was Anne, daughter of John 

Theiry of He ward, Co. York, by whom he had the 

following children : 

727. Albert; age 1 in 1666. 

728. Helen ; age 3 years in 1666. 

Thomas Beckwith, 681, of Poppleton ; married Isa- 
bel, daughter and heiress of Guy Franklin of Nether 
Poppleton ; she was buried at Poppleton, May, 1613. 



The Beckwiths. 95 

V29. Ambrose ; buried at Poppleton in 1GG5. 

730. Leonard ; buried at Poppleton in 1663. 

731. Roger. 

732. Henry of Netlier Poppleton ; buried there 
in 1663; unmarried. 

733. Susannah ; born at Poppleton in 1569. 

734. Elizabeth ; married John Routh of Ricall, 

Co. York. 

735. Mary. 

736. Margarette; buried at Poppleton in 1640. 

737. Mary; buried at Poppleton in 1640. 
Roger Beckwith, 731, buried at Poppleton in 1677 ; 

married Elizabeth, daughter of William Stiles. 

738. John of Poppleton ; buried therein 16S9; 
married Mary, daughter of Henry Smithson 
of Brompton, Co. York ; buried there. 

739. Ambrose. 

740. Elizabeth; born in 1644; married in 1669 

to Robert Horsefield, and died soon after. 
Ambrose Beckwith, 739, of Poppleton ; married 
Anne, daughter of W. Nelson ; buried at Poppleton 
in 1728. 

741. Roger. 

742. Ambrose of Poppleton. 

743. John; baptized at Poppleton in 1715, and 

buried there in 1717. 

744. William. 

Roger Beckwith, 741 , of Poppleton, until about 1746 
when be sold his property there ; died at Heningbor- 
ough; buried there in September, 1787; he married 



96 The Beckwiths. 

Catherine, daiiirhter of Ralph Bray of Woodhall near 
Herningboroiigh. 

745. Koger. 

746. Ambrose. 

747. William of Poppleton in 1738 ; buried 
there in 1740. 

748. Thomas; baptized in 1745. 

749. John; dead in 1758. 

750. Elizabeth. 

751. Dorothy. 

752. Catheiine. 

753. Amabilla ; died unmarried. 

Rev. Roo-er Beekwith, 745, of Nun Monkton, Co. 
York ; by his second wife, Dorothy, daughter of 
James Short of Martin's Hail, Has\vorth, Co. Notts ; 
she died in 1789 ; he had the following children: 

754. Rev. Thomas; born November, 17<38, at 

Nun Monkton; in 1836 was living, unmar- 
ried. 
Rev. Roger Beekwith, 745 ; by first wife Mary, 
daughter of John Comfort of New^ton-on-Ouse, he had 

755. Ambrose ; baptized at Nun Monkton in 

1758; drowned in the North Sea in 1778. 

756. Hannah; buried at Nun Monkton in 1778. 

757. Catherine ; buried at Nun Monkton in 1768. 

758. Elizabeth ; buried at Newton-upon-Ouse in 

1788. 

759. Mary; baptized at Nun Monkton in 1760; 

married Thomas Wright of Richmond, in 
June, 1785, and was buried in Richmond, 
Co. York, in 1800. 



The Beckioiths. 97 

Ambrose Beckwitli, 7-46, baptized AuguRt 17th, 
1713, at Poppleton; married Hannah Rhodes of Brad- 
ford. 

760. Ann, or Nancy ; baptized at Bradford in 

1755 ; buried at St. Olives, Co. York ; age 

93. 
William Beckwith, 744. lieutenant, 2d Dragoon 
Guards; baptized at Poppleton in 1717, and buried 
there in 1769; married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Hunt of Lyme Regis, Co. Norfolk. 

761. William. 

762. Ambrosia. 

763. Elizabeth. 
William Beckwith, 669. 

764. William. 

765. James. 

William Beckwith, 764, merchant of York; free in 
1530; chamberlain in 1540; sheriff in 1543; lord 
mayor in 1555 ; governor of the Merchants' Company 
in 1555; seized at his death of the site of the Prioiy 
of the Carmelites or White Friars, York ; died July 
31st, 1586; buried at the Church of St. Croix; mar- 
ried Alicia Rose, December 7th, 1548; she died Au- 
gust 16th, 1598; buried in the Church of St. Croix. 

766. Leonard; sheriff, Co. York, 1587; died 

1615. 

767. Robert. 

768. Christopher of St. John's ; alderman of 

York. 

769. Mary ; second wife of Alderman Hall ; sur- 
13 



98 The Beckwiihs. 

vived liira and was buried in St. Croix. 
December 14th, 1622. 
Kobert Beckwith, 767, of York, buried April 5tli, 
1586. 

770. John ; buried August, 1566. 

771. Michael; buried 1568. 

772. Edith; born 1567. 
James Beck with, 765. 

773. Alice ; married Wm. Wyville. 

4 William Beck with, 106, baptized at Featherstone. 
Yorkshire, England, in 1571 ; removed to London; 
merchant tailor. Emi2:rated to Virdnia in 1607, ^Tith 
Captain John Smith, in the ship " Phcenix," landing 
at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony in 1607. 

774. Heniy. 

775. A daughter. 

Henry Beckwith, 774, born possibly in Virginia; 
received a land grant in Maryland, dated Oct. 5th, 
1669, from Lord Baltimore, for "transporting himself 
from Virginia." He settled in Dorchester Co., Mary- 
land; will made 1717; proven Oct. 27th, 1717. 

776. Henry. 

777. Nehemiah. 

Henry Beckwith, 776, born in Dorchester Co., Md. ; 
appeared in a suit against his brother in 1719; mar- 
ried Mary, who was born in Dorchester Co., Md. ; her 
will was proven July 8th, 1758. 

778. Nehemiah. 

779. Charles. 

780. Samuel ; born in Dorchester Co., Md. ; in- 



The Beckwiths. 99 

herited Refuse Neck from his father ; was 
living in 1770. 

781. Mary; married Vickers, mentioned in will. 

782. Elizabeth; married Taylor, mentioned in 

will. 

783. Margarette ; married Thomas Corp, men- 

tioned in will. 
Nehemiah Beckwith, 778, born in Dorchester Co., 
Md., about 1721; living 1758; mentioned in will of 
Mary Beckwith. 

784. Jeremiah. 

785. Henry. 

786. Neheniiah. 

Jeremiah Beckwith, 784, born Neck district in Dor- 
chester Co., Md., about 1755; died there; married 
Catherine Wheatly, who was born and died near 
Cambridge, in Dorchester Co., Md. 

787. Jeremiah. 

788. Mary. 

789. Hennie. 

790. Wheatly. 

Jeremiah Beckwith, 787, born Neck district in Dor- 
chester Co., Md., and died there ; married Charlotte 
Childerson, December 28th, 1819; born and died in 
Dorchester Co., Md. 

791. Aurania ; married J. E. Davis. 

792. William B. 

793. Henry White ; unmarried in 1889. 
William B. Beckwith, 798, bom in Dorchester Co., 

Md., January 11th, 1831 ; farmer ; living there in 1889 ; 



100 The Beckwiths. 

married Annie E. Williams, April 9tli, 1863; she was 
born Februaiy 2 2d, 1841. 

794. Oscar C. ; born February 2d, 1864. 

795. Katie; born December 27tli, 1865. 
7918. William F. ; born October 7th, 1868. 

797. Edward B. ; bom December 25th, 1870. 

798. Lottie C. ; born May 1st, 1873. 

799. Maggie M. ; born January 11th, 1876. 

800. Koma ; born October 16th, 1878. 
Wheatly Beckwith, 790, born Vienna district, Md. ; 

died Neck district, Dorchester Co., Md., in 1856. 

801. Rev^. Jeremiah H. ; died unmarried, age 28 ; 

802. Catherine ; married Joe Simmons ; he died ; 

she was living in Cambridge, Md., in 1889, 
having several children. 

803. Job W. 

Job W. Beckwith, 803, born Cambridge district 
Md., November 19th, 1829 ; he resided at Airys, Md. ; 
married Mary A. Wheeler, December 5th, 1850; she 
was born December 27th, 1830; he married a second 
time to Miss Mawbray ; the following children were 
by his first wife : 

804. Walter H. ; living at Airys, Md., in 1889. 
804a. Charles W. 

805. Sadie W. ; living at Airys, Md., in 1889. 

806. William P. ; born at Cambridge, Md., No- 

vember 12th, 1856 ; in 1890 was principal 
of East New Market, Md., Academy; 
married Sallie W. Spedden, December 



The BecJcwiths. 101 

27th, 1882 ; she was born Dorchester Co., 

Md., August 31st, 1859 ; no children. 

Nehemiah Beckwith, 777, died in Dorchester Co., 

Md., prior to 1770; married Frances; her will was 

made June 18th, 1734, aud proved August 15th, 

1734. 

807. Dorothy. 

808. Elizabeth ; married Ennals ; mentioned in 

her mother's will. 
Henry Beckwith, 785, born in Dorchester Co., Md., 
about 1758; died there in 1842 ; married Miss Mitch- 
ell ; had several children, but all died young ; his 
second marriage was to Miss Taylor, by whom he had 
the following children : 

809. Catherine; burn in 179f) ; married 

Travers ; she died October 26th, 1887; 
her daughter Catherine married her cousin, 
William W. Beck^vith. 

810. Nehemiah ; born in Md., and moved to 

Georgia. 
Nehemiah Beckwith, 786, born in Dorchester Co., 
Md., in 1761 ; enlisted in the Revolutionary Army 

1781 ; in the Maryland militia for four months' ser- 
vice, in Captain Stapleford's Co. ; he again enlisted in 

1782 for one year; married three times, and died in 
1844 ; his third wife was Cornelia Mitchell, sister of 
his brother's wife. 

811. Nehemiah, 

812. John M. 

813. ; married Mr. Thompson. 



102 The Beckwiths. 

Nehemiah Beckwith, 811, born ia Dorcliester Co., 
Md., 1791 ; died there in 1 SV8 ; married Mary Wheeler 
in 1820; she died in 1867. 

814. John M. 

815. Rebecca; born in 1820; died in 1870; 

married J. L. Radclii? of Dorchester Co. 
John M. Beckwith, 814, born in Dorchester Co., 
October 10th, 1821 ; county treasurer, member State 
Legishiture, merchant : and was postmaster of Coraers- 
ville in 1SS9; married Henrietta Ennals Corners in 
1851, of Dorchester Co. 

816. Mollie; born 1852; married Rev. Wm. E. 
Evans of Richmond, Va., December 29th, 
1873 ; was ])astor of a church at Richmond, 
Va., in 1889 ; they had three daughters 
and one son. 

817. Nettie ; married Dr. C. F. Newbill, in 1878, 

who was practicing medicine at Millenback? 
Va., in 1889 ; they have two children, 
dausfhters. 

818. Samuel C. ; born September 24th, 1854; 

married C. M. Corey, January 25th, 18^2 ; 
living in New York city in 1889. 

819. Robert; born in 1854. 

820. J. Tiipp ; living in New York city, 1889. 

821. Bunnie. 

822. J. Ennals. 

John M. Beckwith, 812, bom in Dorchester Co., 
Md., 1801 ; died there in 1885; married Miss Kirby. 

823. Thomas. 



Tke BecJcioiths. 103 

824. Sarah ; died unmarried. 

825. Nehemiali ; born Dorcliester Co., Md., mar- 

ried and bad several children. 
Thomas Beckwith, 823, born in Dorchester Co., Md. ; 
married Miss Wheeler. 

826. Jennie ; married G. Slocum ; living Dor- 

chester Co., Md., in 1889. 
Charles Beckwith, 779, mentioned in will of Mary 
Beckwith ; he was living in 1756. 

827. Lemuel. 

Lemuel Beckwith, 827, born at Cornersville, Md., 
about 1745; died there. 

828. William. 

William Beckwith, 828, born at Cornersville Md., 
about 1767, and died there ; married Jane Childerson, 
in 1808. 

829. Mary E. ; born in 1808. 

830. Sarah Jane. 

831. Susan. 

032. William W. 

833. George W. 

834. James. 

835. Margarette ; born at Cornersville, Md., Jan- 

uary 28th, 1813 ; married John Hubbard, 
December 4th, 1834; living in Dorchester 
Co., Md., in 1889; they had children: 
Susan ; William ; Mary, bom September 
22d, 1840 ; married Wherette, December 
18th, 1859 ; living Dorchester Co., Md., 
1889; Francis, and Margarette. 



104 The Beckwiths. 

William W. Beckwitli, 832. born in Dorcliester Co., 
Md., April 22d, 1820 ; married bis cousin Miss Tra- 
vers, in June, 1846, and moved to Hannibal, Mo. ; was 
living at Pony, Montana Territory, in 1889. 

836. Thomas James; born February 2d, 1853; 

living in 1889, at Pony, M. T. 

837. Arthur John; born October 26th, 1861; 

living in 1889, at St. Louis, Mo. 

838. William H. ; born in Dorchester Co., Md., 

March 4th, 1857 ; ranchman ; Pony, M. T., 
in 1889. 

839. Kate ; born September 10th, 1855 ; married 

October 4th, 1882, AV. C. McGastle of 
Pony, M. T. ; living there in 1889. 

840. Mary M. ; born Dorchester Co., Md., May 

30th, 1850; married M. W. Medor, De- 
cember 16th, 1877 ; and in 1889 was living 
at Pony. 
Titus Beckwith, 573, farmer of Lyme, Conn. ; mar- 
ried Lizzie Ho^vard of Lyme ; he died at Chelsea, N. 
Y., in 1802. 

841. Wheeler. 

842. Daniel. 

843. Rufus. 

Rufus Beckwith, 843, born at Chelsea, N. H., in 
1764 ; soldier in the Continental Army in 1786, for nine 
months' service ; he was living in 1861 ; married Thank- 
ful Sadie; she was born May 12th, 1765. 

844. Martha; born January 12tb, 1790 ; married 

Saulsbuiy; she was living in 1886; children: 



The Beckwiths. 105 

Reuben, Alex., Henry, Koderick, Charles, 
Eliz., Russel, John, Hannah, Miriame. 

845. Sammie ; born 1791. 

846. Josiah; born 1796; enlisted in the Revolu- 

tionary Army in 1814; participated in the 
battles of Plattsburg and Burlington, and 
was wounded at Plattsburg ; married Mar- 
tha Plaistiel in 1817. 

847. Edward W. ; born 1798. 

848. Rufus, Jr. ; bom 1800. 

Ruel Beckwith, 574, born Lyme, Conn,, August 8th, 
1742; by trade a mason ; died December 11th, 1790; 
married Sarah Wood, December 9th, 1773. 

849. Francis. 
849a. Titus. 

850. Ruel; born September 12th, 1778. 

851. Nathan; born January 30th, 1781. 

852. Betsy; born April 9th, 1790; died De- 
cember 3d, 1790. 

853. Sarah ; born at Lyme, Conn., August 8th, 

1787. 
853a. Richard; born April 15th, 1780. 
Titus Beckwith, S49a, born at Lyme, Conn., Novem- 
ber 2d, 1776; farmer; died July 21st, 1854; married 
Lucy Chappel of Montville, February 11th, 1798; 
died March 13th, 1870. 

854. Ruel. 

855. William. 

856. Betsy; born March 12th, 1802; died Oc- 

tober 25th, 1848. 
14 



106 The Beckwiths. 

857. Daniel; born Marcli 31st, 1805; died De- 

cember 31st, 1885. 

858. Rebecca U. ; born Lyme, June 1st, 1811 ; 

mariied J. M. Smith of East Lyme, No- 
vember 26tb, 1844; one child Louisa; 
they were living at East L}TBe in 1889. 
858a. Titus; born December 11th, 1806; died 
January 18th, 1864. 

859. Sarah A.; born June 10th, 1813; died 

March 4th, 1886 ; married R. L. Chadwick 
of South Lyme, November 3d, 1840 ; one 
child, Sarah Ann. 
859a. Lucy; born August 26th, 1808; died 

February 16th, 1817. 
859b. Mercy; bom November 5th, 1816; died 
September 13th, 1825. 
Ruel Beck\^4th, 854, born Lyme, December 13th, 
1800; farmer; died March 10th, 1870; married Julia 
A. Chappel, daughter of William Chappel of East 
Lyme, October 15th, 1822; died February 22d, 1883. 
860. Lucy; born February 8th. 1827; married 
J. R. Spencer, October 16th, 1827, of 
East Lyme ; children : Jennie, Emma and 
May Ella; they were all living at Nor- 
wich, Conn., in 1889. 
86L Francis F. ; born June 4th, 1829. 

862. Marcus N. ; born 1836 ; died 1881. 

863. William C. ; bom May 21st, 1840; died 

July 28th, 1876 ; married Sophia Hollen- 
beck, at Athens, N. Y. ; left no children. 



The Beckwiths. 107 

Winiara Beckwith, 855, boru Lyme, November 26tli, 
1803; maiTied Carolina Champion, 1831. 

864. William W.; born 1832; died 1872. 
8(i5. Hiram; born July 29tli, 1834. 

866. Niles C. ; born April 27tti, 1838. 

867. Esther A. ; born May lltb, 1840 ; married 

J. Lament, October 23d, 1872. 

868. Rev. Osborn Thaddeiis ; born Lyme, Oc- 

tober 18th, 1843 ; prof. Trinity College, 

Hartford, 1886. 
Nathan Beckwith, 851, born Lyme, September 12th, 
1778; removed to Oswego, N. Y., and died there; 
married Dalinda Appletou ; she died at Oswego, N. Y. 

869. Edgar. 
869a. Appleton. 

870. Betsy. 

871. Dalinda. 

872. Emily. 

873. Thirsa. 

874. Nathan R. 

Nathan R. Beckwith, 874, born in the State of N. 
Y., 1800 ; married twice ; his iii'st wife was Phebey, 
who was born at Ontario, N. Y., 1806. 

875. Appleton. 

876. Augustus. 

877. Addison. 

878. Carolina. 

879. Francis JeJfferson. 

Francis J. Beckwith, 879, born at Ontario, N. Y., in 
1834 ; farmer; married Sarah Greenmeyer, at Steuben, 



108 The Beckwiths. 

Ind. ; born Oliio, 1841 ; he was living/in 1889, at Sat- 
icoy, Cal. 

880. Caroline M.; born September 20tli, 1861. 

881. Charles F. ; born January 12th, 1863. 

882. Delbert F. ; born January 21st, 1869. 

883. Emma G. ; born October 22d, 1875. 
Amos Beckw-ith, 576, born April 17th, 1730; died 

December 6th, 1822 ; removed to Marlow, N. H., 1787, 
and afterward to Sutton, Yt. ; Ba})tist minister; soldier 
Continental xVrmy, Parsons Reg. Conn. Line ; married 
Susan Truman ; born New London, August 4th, 1760; 
died at Sutton, Vi, September 18th, 1839. 

884. Abigail ; born June 8th, 1781 ; died Au- 

gust 22d, 1796. 

885. Daniel ; born October 15th, 1783 ; married 

1809, Sylvia Newail of Burke, Yt. ; she vras 
bom January 27th, 1790 : died November 
11th, 1867. 

886. Truman. 

887. Rebecca; born March l7th. 1786; married 

Rufus Newail, in 1805 ; died March ISth, 
1812 ; they lived at Jay, Essex Co., N. Y. ; 
he married secondly, Betsy, daughter of 
Ira Beckwith, and died February, 1859. 

888. John. 

889. Elizabeth ; born March 21st, 1789 ; mariied 

Truman Newail, of Sutton, May 24th, 
1824; died January 24th, 1843. 

890. Sylvania; born December 26th, 1795; 

married 1825, Arad Ball of Newark, Yt. 



The BeekwUhs. 109 

Truman Beckwith, 886, born Ootol.er 15th, 1783; 
married 1st, August 5th, 1814; Alice, daughter of Isaac 
Brown, born January 2d, 1790; died August 19th, 
1837; married 2d, November 6th, 1838, Mrs. Abbey 
M. Cooke, daughter of George Hall, of Newport, born 
October 14th, 1808 ; died May 2d, 1873 ; merchant of 
Providence, B. I. ; by last marriage no issue. 

891. Susan; born June 13th, 1815; married 

January 9th, 1838 ; died February 5th, 
1851 ; married Arthur S. Train of Fram- 
ingham, Mass. ; Baptist minister. 

892. Amey Brown ; born April, 1817 ; died June 

23d, 1825. 

893. Henry Truman; bom December 22d, 1818 ; 
living Providence, R. I., in 1889. 

894. Abbey Green ; born October 4th, 1820 ; 
living in Providence, B. I., in 1889. 

895. Amos Newall. 

896. Isaac Brown; born 1825; died 1825. 
Amos Newall Beckwith, 895, born December 4th, 

1822; cotton manufacturer; married November 15th, 
1848, Clara C. Lippitt, daughter of Warren Lipj^itt, 
of Providence, born May 5th, 1828 ; died June 15th, 
1879. 

897. Daniel; born September 13th, 1849; Brown 

Uni., 1870 ; librarian of Prov. Atheneum 
since 1879 ; living Prov. in 1889. 

898. Alice D. ; born June 13th, 1852 ; died Sep- 

tember 18th, 1884 ; married Earnest L. Op- 
penheim of New York, late U. S. consul. 



llO The Beckioiths. 

899. Robert Lippitt. 

900. Truman. 

901. Helen Stuart ; born June 8th, died Sep- 

tember 14tli, 1861. 

902. Warren Lippitt; born September 12th, 

1867 ; livins: in Chicacro in 1889. 
Robert Lippitt Beckwith, 899, born October 14th, 
1855 ; manuf icturer of laces and yarns, at Scituate, R. 
L, in 1889 ; married Carrie, February 2d, 1887, daugh- 
ter of Henry L. Joslin of Prov., R. I. 

903. Amos ; born August 22d, 1880. 

904. Henry Truman ; born March 26th, 1882. 

905. William; born June 6th, 1884. 

906. Alice Brown ; born November 6th, 1885. 

907. Daniel; born December 25th, 1888. 
Truman Beckwith, 900, born August 24th, 1859 ; 

cotton manufacturer at Prov., 1889 ; married Harriet 
C, daughter of Henry L. Parsons of Prov., February 
2d, 1887 ; born September 18th, 1860. 

908. Truman; born October 10th, 1887. 

John Beckwith, 888, born October 12th, 1789 ; died 
May 10th, 1874; lawyer at Sutton, Yt. ; married Ma- 
tilda Shaw, daughter of Jacob Shaw of Sutton ; born 
April 12th, 1797 ; died March 7th, 1882. 

909. Ladeska ; born August 7th, 1821; living 
at Sutton, Vt. ; married Rufus D. Wilson 
of Sutton; he died 1884. 

910. Corydon. 

911. Amos Beckvv'ith ; born at Sutton, Vt., Oc- 
tober 4th, 1825 ; graduate West Point 



The Beckwiths. Ill 

Military Academy, in 1850 ; served in the 
Seminole war; during the Civil war as 
chief commissary at Washington ; chief 
commissariat of the military division of 
the IVIississippi ; cm staff of General Sher- 
man in Atlanta campaign ; after the war 
was chief Com. Department of the Gnlf ; 
brev. brig.-genl,, U. S. A., March 13th, 
1863; It.-col. on general's staff, June 23d, 
1874: ; conunissary-general, and stationed 
in St. Louis, Mo., in 1889 (see Roll of 
Honor). 

912. Laura Enos ; bom October 10th, 1827; 

married David Joy of Cambridge, Mass., 
July 5th, 1843 ; living there in 1889. 

913. Daniel Newall. 

914. Truman. 

915. John; born June 15th, 1835; unmarried 

and living in St. Louis, Mo., in 1889 ; in 
the government service. 

916. Henry Nehemiah ; born 1838; died 1863. 

917. Kate Susan; born October lOth, 1843. 

918. Sarah Elizabeth; born April 20, 1840; 
living in Sutton, Vt., in 1889. 

Hon. Corydon Beckwith, 910, born Caledonia Co., 
Vt, July 24, 1823; removed to Chicago, 1853; judge 
Illinois State Supreme Court, 1863; general solicitor 
C. A. & S. L. R. Co., in 1864; lawyer, Chicago, III, 
iu 1889; past superior judge of Illinois (Court); mar- 
ried Mary Ann Smith of St. Albans, Vt., in 1849; 



112 The Beckwiths. 

lie died at Higlilauds, 111., his country seat, August 
18th, 1890. 

919. Mary Ann; married Cutter; living in Ciu- 

cinati, Ohio, in 1889. 

920. Henry W. ; U. S. consul at Bermuda in 1889. 

921. John William; Yale University in 1889. 
Daniel Newall Beckwith, 913, born June 10th, 1830 ; 

merchant and postmaster at Ludlow, Mass., in 1889 ; 
married Mandville Colby of Burks, Vt. 

922. Mary Ellen; born October 17th, 1861. 

923. Henry. 

924. Alice. 

Truman Beckwith, 914, born December 22d, 1832; 
formerly surv^eyor-general of Iowa; living at Co- 
mancha, Iowa, in 1889 ; married 1st, Salinda C. Angier ; 
died July 2d, 1S68; married 2d, Yiolla A. Finney of 
Comancha, Iowa. 

925. Laura May ; born December 29th, 1861 ; 

married John Tong ; living at Pleasant 
Home, Neb., in 1889. 

926. Henry Truman; born January 4th, 1864; 

living at Vail, Iowa, unmarried. 

927. Fannie Augusta; born May 24th, 1872. 

928. Charles Finney; born August 25th, 1876. 
Ira Beckwith, 576, bom 1760; settled in Ackworth 

in 1801; died January 7th, 1829; farmer; married 
Hannah Whelock, 1789, of Marlow; bom 1761; died 
May 22d, 1850. 

929. Jared. 

930. Kebecca. 



The Bcckii'iths. llo 

931. Stephen. 

932. Philinda. 

934. Betsy. 

935. Polly; boru June 19th, 1795 ; diedatlona, 

Mich., in 1885 ; married and had follow- 
ing children: Chloe, Mary, Lucy, Betsy, 
Elone, Royal, Henry. 

936. Annie. 

937. Daniel. 

938. Eunice. 

939. Abigail. 

Anion Beckwith, 577, born 1762 ; removed to Mar- 
low, N. H. ; married Sarah Brown of Alstead, N. H., 
born 1763; died June 2Sth, 1837. 

940. Amos. 

941. Willard. 

942. Ehoda. 

943. Charles. 

Charles Beckwith, 943, born Marlow, N. H.; re- 
moved to Fitchburg, N. H. ; married Mindwell Alex- 
ander. 

944. Alvah A. 

945. Sarah L. 

946. Charies L. 

Alvab A. Beckwith, 944, born Fitchburg, N. H., 
July 4th, 1615; died November 17th, 1868; married 
Ist, Lucy Fairbanks, May 15th, 1841 ; married 2d, 
Sarah Goodricli, May 29th, 1855. 

947. Francis A. ; born Fitchburg, January 4th, 

1868 ; living there in 1889. 
15 



114 The Beckw it/is. 

947a. Charles; born November BOtli, 1S50; died 

January 25tli, 1854, unmarried. 
947b. Ellen; born September 27tli, 1841; died 

. July, 1851, unmarried. 
947c. Maria; born January' 25th, 1843; died 

November Stli, 1858, unmarried. 
947d. Sarah; born April 16th, 1857; died Sep- 
tember 22d, 1857, unmarried, 
James Beckwith, 566, ])orn Lyme, Ct., i^pril 1st, 
1725; died at Bristol, Conn., October 12th, 1764; 
married Lucy Griswold, April 10th, 1 755, born Lyme, 
September 28th, 1729. 

948. Thomas; born Lyme, Conn., 1755 ; removed 
to E. I. ; to Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; 
married Azubah Pinckney in 1786. 

949. James. 

950. Zachariah. 

Zachariah Beckwith, 950, born at Bristol, Conn., 
February 14th, 1761; died there May 21st, 1811; 
married Eunice Gaylord, born October 18th, 1764; 
died at Bristol, 1846. 

951. Anna. 

952. Lucy ; married James McKinney; children, 

Alice, married Ira Fish, Perry, Frank, 
• Fred, Eva, Earnest. 

953. Philander. 

954. Eunice ; married Rev. E. A. Atkins of 

Bristol. 

955. Samuel G. ; moved to Girard, Ala. 

956. Sidney. 



Tlie Beckwiths. 115 

957. Dana. 

958. Zachariah. 

959. James. 

960. Anson. 

Dana Beck with, 957, born Bristol, Conn., April ISth, 
1793; died there July 31st, 1889; married Esther 
Ritchie, October 3d, 1817, born at Bristol, February 
13th, 179S ; died July 4th, 1888. 

961. Mary C. ; born 1820; died 1845. 

962. George; born 1826; died 1826. 

963. Lucy; born June 23d, 1827; living at 

Bristol in 1889. 

964. Henry. 

Henry Beckwith, 964, born July 28th, 1821 ; died 
November 2Sth, 1887; married Charlotte M. Skinner, 
July 14tb, 1851. 

965. Julia E. ; born July 28th, 1872. 

966. Mary C. ; born June 27tb, 1856; married 

Louis B. Brewster, October 9th, 1878; liv- 
ing at Bristol in 1889. 
Zachariah Beckwith, 958, born Bristol, Conn., Oc- 
tober 22d, 1795, resided in Monckton, Vt., until August, 
1822, when he moved to Middlebiiry, Vt., and died 
there Mai'ch 15th, 1862 ; married Julia Smith, Novem- 
ber 26th, 1818, born Monckton, Vt., November 25th, 
1799 ; died September 22d, 1886. 

967. Julius A.; born February 10th, 1821; 

lawyer ; died December 3d, 1857; married 
Abbey WainwTight, June 26th, 1847, born 



UG The Becl'with>^. 

1824 ; she was living in Middlebury, Vt., 
in 1889. 

968. Julia A.; bom February 9tli, 1825; mar- 

ried W. S. Goodrich, November 1 Sth, 1874; 
living at Middlebury, Vt., in 1889. 

969. Buel Smith. 

Buel Smith Beekwith, 969, born Middlebury, Vt., 
September 24th, 1834 ; merchant there in 1889 ; mar- 
ried Etnma Wainwright. January 16th, 1867; born 
Boston, March 24th, 1843. 

970. Robert ; born Middlebury, 1879 ; died 1879. 

971. William; born April 28th, 1881. 

James Beekwith, 959, born ]S[ovem])er 9th, 1797 ; re- 
moved to Smithville, Tenn., in 1820; farmer; died 
1859; married Rachel B. Roulston, March 3d, 1822; 
born Knoxville, Tenn., October 15th, 1804. 

972. Zachariah; born Smithsville; died unmarried. 

973. Dana; born 1832. 

974. Sidney; born 1830. 

975. Olivia; born 1838 ; died 1860; unmarried. 

976. Harriette; born Carthage, Tenn.; married 

G. H. Kill. 

977. George. 

978. James. 

979. Samuel Grant; born 1834; served in the 

War of the Rebellion in the 54th Reg. 
Tenn. Inf. C. S. A., 1861-4. 

980. Anson Gaylord ; born 1836; sergeant 23d 

Reg. Tenn. Inf., C. S. A., 1861 ; killed 
at battle of Chattanooga. 



The Bcckwiths. 117 

981. William Devereaux. 

982. Irenus. 

George Beckwith, 977, born Carthage, Tenn., Feb- 
ruary 11th, 1824 ; farmer; at Lebanon, Tenn., in 1889 ; 
married Fannie M. Winson, May 18th, 1835; born 
Vicksburg, Miss. 

983. Carrie ; died young. 

984. James ; died young. 

985. Harriet ; died young. 

986. Andrew ; died young. 

987. Hugh ; died young. 

988. Rachel; born July 29th, 1874. 

James Beckwitli, 978, born December 6th, 1825 ; 
farmer; Smithville, Tenn., in 1889; married Matilda 
Whaley, March 25th, 1849; bom Liberty, Tenn,, Oc- 
tober 18th, 1832. 

989. James E. ; born March 16th, 1851 ; married 

Cornelia Martin, December 23d, 1886; 
living at Smithville in 1889. 

990. Lemuel M. ; born February 10th, 1858; 
farmer; Smithville, Tenn., in 1889; mar- 
ried Sarah H. Keilh, October 10th, 1888. 

991. William G. ; born December 8th, 1854. 

992. Sidney H. ; born May 21st, 1864. 

993. Thomas D. ; born May 18th, 1866. 

994. Charles E. ; born June 26th, 1878. 
William Devereaux Beckwith, 981, born White Co., 

Tenn., May 30tb, 1840; farmer; at Smithville, Tenn., 
in 1889; married twice; his first wife, Ellen B. 



118 The Beckwiths. 

Rogers, September 6th, 1879, born Mt. Pleasant, 
Tenn., September 18tli, 1855. 

995. Jonatlian R. ; died young. 

996. Mary I. ; died young. 

William Devereaux Beckwith, 981, his second wife, 
Laura Williams, married November '23d, 1884, boru 
February 2>5th, 1854. 

997. Berta; born August 21st, 1885. 

998. Mary R. ; born June 29th, 1886. 

999. Thomas Fite; born December 16th, 1889. 
Irenus Beckwith, 982, born February 19th, 1843; 

in 1889, living in Alexandria, Tenn. ; farmer; his first 
wife, Bettie Brandon, married June 12th, 1871, born 
October 25th, 1843. 

1000. James W.; born October 20th, 1871 ; clerk 

bank, of Alexandria, Tenn., in 1889. 
Irenus Beckwith, 982, second wife, Sarah A. Barry, 
married April 15th, 1879, born Wilson Co., Tenn., 
October 27th, 1859. 

1001. Henry W. ; born April 17th, 1881. 

1002. Mattie B. ; born March 1st, 1885. 

1003. Frank B.; born September 20th, 1882. 

1004. Ellen; born July 19th, 1889. 

1005. Benjamin McM.; born November 15th, 1886. 
Samuel Beckwith, 578, born Norwich, Conn. ; re- 
moved to Cornwallis, N. S., and settled at Halifax, N. 
S. ; married Rebecca Chapman of Lyme, Conn. 

1006. Marvin H. 

Marvin H. Beckwith, 1006, born at Halifax, N. S., 
and died there ; married Eunice Pinneo. 



The Bet'kiviths. 119 

1007. George C. 

1008. Eev. William ; living in N. S. in 1889. 
George C. Beckwitli, 1007, born Halifax, N. S. ; 

ranchman in Colorado in 1889 ; mari'ied Tamison 
Heath, born Boston, Mass. ; iijrand-daughter of Richard 
Heath, general in the Kevolutionary Army. 

1009. Rev. Lorincr E. 

1010. Elton F. ; ranchman Ula, Colo., in 1889; 

married Elsie, and had <laughter Vellma. 

1011. Edwin F. ; living at Ula, Colo., in 1889. 

1012. Yellma ; married S. A. Ford. 

1013. Edella; married S. F. Edgar; living at 

Woodbridge, N. J., in 1889. 
Rev. Loring E. Beckwith, 1009, born Maine, Febru- 
ary 12th, 18-45 ; living at Cambridge, Mass., in 1889 ; 
maiTied Alice Houghton, April 28th, 1871, born Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; he graduated at Harvard College in 1864 ; 
Harvard Divinity School in 1870; settled as a Unita- 
rian minister, at Denver, Colo., Augusta, Me., Milford, 
N. H. ; for several years has devoted himself to lectur- 
ing on English literature. 

1014. Theodora M. ; born Cambridge, April 13th, 

1880. 
Marvin Beckwith, 579, born Conn., resided at South- 
ington; moved to Cairo, Green Co., N. Y. ; died at 
Southington, N. Y. 

1015. Alva. 

1016. Clark. 

1017. James. ^ 

1018. Ira. 



120 The Beckioiths. 

1019. Lorin. 

1020. Dianna. 

1021. Sarali. 

1022. Sophia. 

1023. Harriet. 

1024. Andre ; born 1803 ; living at Chester, Ohio, 

in 1889. 
Alva Beckwith, 1015, born Cairo, N. T., May 29th, 
1787; died October 21st, 1835 ; married Maud Brush, 
October 21st, 1819, born N. Y., July 10th, 1800; he 
settled at Clarence Co., T^T. Y., and then moved to Mon- 
roe, Mich., where he bought out a tavern or stage house, 
which he carried on to his death, in 1835; his widow 
and children removed to Willoughby, Ohio, where she 
was still residing in 1889. 

1025. Dianna; born Clarence, Mich., 1820; mar- 

ried and residing in "Willoughby, 1 889 ; her 
children: Alva C. Nutter; born 1844; 
Libbie ; born 1840 ; married Astog; Ernest 
L. ; born 1853 ; living in Willoughby, 
1889. 

1026. Anna; born Monroe, Mch., 1834; married 

James. 

1027. Elvina; born 1827; married; died 1857; 

left one child, Mrs. Orville Dean, living 
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. 

1028. James. 

1029. Marvin E. 

Marvin E. Beckwith, 1029, born Clarence, N. Y., 
November 4th, 1823; photographer at Cleveland, 



The Beckwiths. 121 

Obio; died there December l.'Ubj 1S87 ; married M. 
McLeod ; born Prescott, Canada, January 6tb, 1819; 
daughter of General McLeod, the Canadian patriot. 

1030. Hattie; born Ohio in 1817; married H. 

Roosa of Cleveland ; living there iu 1889; 
children : Frank E. ; born 1875 ; died 
1875; Effie B. ; born 1877; Bessie M. ; 
born 1880 ; died 1882. 

1031. Alvira ; married Ardville. 

1032. Alva Donald 

Alva Donald Beckwith, 1032, born Willoughby, Ohio, 
September 26th, 1849 ; photographer at Cleveland, 
Ohio, in 1889; married Jennie A. Mark, in March, 
1875 ; born Cleveland, November 5th, 1853. 

1033. Mark E. ; born Cleveland, June 4th, 1877. 

1034. Henry H. ; born x\pril 5th, 1884. 
Handly Beckwith, 580, born in Conn. ; died at 

Cornwallis, N. S. ; married Catherine Newcomb, in 
1782, born and died in Cornwallis. 

1035. John. 

1036. Joseph. 

1037. James E. 

1038. Lavdnia. 

1039. Mary. 

1040. Handly. 

1041. Daniel. 

1042. Holmes. 

1043. Mayhew. 

May hew Beckwith, 1043, born Cornwallis, N. S., in 
1798; died 1871 ; marned Eunice Rand, March 21st, 
16 



122 The Beckiviths. 

1829, born N. S. 1808 ; he was a member of tlie Pro- 
vincial Parliament for twenty years, from Hicks Co. 

1044. Ellen; married J. E. Masters, St. Johns, 

N. B. 

1045. Crassie ; married H. Randle ; living Law- 

renceton, N. S., in 1889. 

1046. Mary ; married V, Landy ; living Digby, 
N. S., 1889. 

104 r. Adelia; married Dr. Sheffield; living St. 
Johns, N. B., 1889. 

1048. Leliah ; married Wentworth of Sheffield, 
N. S. 

1049. Edward M. 

1050. Burpee, M. D. Imperial Staff of the Coui-t 

at Jamaica, W. L, in 1889 ; married and 
has children. 

1051. Robert Nelson. 

1052. John Albert. 

Robert N. Beck with, 1051, born Cornwallis, N. S., 
April 2d, 1834 ; married Annie Graves, September 
23d, 1856; born AVindsor, K S., March 1st, 1832. 

1053. Horace L. ; born Halifax, September 2 2d, 

1857; lawyer therein 1889. 

1054. Mayhew; born January 3d, 1860; living 

North West Territory in 1890. 

1055. Charles E. 

1056. Robert B. ; born November 5th, 1862; liv- 

ing at Boston, Mass., in 1889. 

1057. Laura E. ; born October 18th, 1875. 



The BecJcwiths. 123 

1058. Ernest S. ; born July 4tli, 1SG7; living at 

Halifax, K S., 1890.*^ 
John A. Beckwith, 1052, born at Cornwallis, N. S., 
in 1830 ; farmer ; living at Middleton, N. S., in 1889; 
married Kebecca Barnaby, June 10th, 1852, born 
April 12th, 1823. 

1059. William S. ; born March 30th, 1853 ; liv- 

ing Victoria, B. C, in 1890. 

1060. Author; born October 25th, 1854; living 
Missoula Co., Montana, in 1890. 

1061. John L. ; born March 5th, 1856; living 

Victoria, B. C, 1890. 

1062. Herbert; born November 27th, 1861 ; liv- 

ing Portland, Oregon, 1888. 
1062^. Alfred; born August 7th, 1861 ; living at 
Portland, Oregon, 18S8. 

1063. Henry ; born April 7th, 186-4, at Portland, 

Oregon, 1888. 

1064. Norman ; born June 7th, 1860. 
Nehemiah Beckwith, 582, born in Conn., drowned 

at Frederickston, N. S. ; married Julia Le Brun, born 
Canada in 1790. 

1665. Francis M. ; married Greensward. 

1066. Julie ; married Hart. 

1067. Sophie; married J. S. Marsh. 

1068. Charles. 

1069. Amelia. 

1070. Hon. John A. 

Hon. John A. Beckwith, 1070, born Frederickston, 



124 The Bechwiths. 

N. S., December ISth ; lawyer and member of Provin- 
cial Parliament ; married A. C. Jonette. 

1071. Julia A.; married J. K. Hazen. 

1072. Amelia C. ; living at St. Jolins, N. B., in 

1889. 

1073. Thomas A. 

Thomas A. Beckwitli. 1073, born N. B , October 
10th, 1829 ; merchant ; married Charlotte Whitesides, 
September 21st. 1865; living at Oronocto, N. B., in 
1889. 

1074. Adolphus J. ; born August 5th, 1860. 

1075. Eliza ; born September 25th, 1808. 

1076. Gertrude M. ; born April 4th, 1872. 

1077. George Frederick; born February 11th, 

1877. 

1078. Robert; born June 6th, 1877. 

1079. Fannie ; born September 25th, 1880. 
Samuel Beckwith, 584, born N. B. ; died Buffalo, 

N. Y. ; married Adalaide Le Brun, she was born in 
Canada in 1798 ; died at Albion, N. Y., December 1st, 
1873. 

1080. Elizabeth. 
1080a. Francis X. 

1081. Mary Ann. 
1081a. George L. 

1082. James F. 

Francis X. Beckwith, 1080, born in Maine, March 
29th, 1808; removed to Scottsville, Canada; died Gates, 
N. Y., in 1886 ; married Hannah Goodhue, born at 
Wheatland, N. Y. ; when quite young he moved to Hen- 



The BecTcioiths. 125 

rietta, attended the academy, removed to Scottsville and 
entered tlie furniture business, was active in tlie " Patriot 
War of 1837," commanding an artillery company from 
Wheatland, which went to the front. He was ap- 
pointed sheriif, and was jailer for many years. He 
was buried at Oatka cemetery, near Gate, N. Y. 
.1083. Adelaide. 
1083a. Francis M. 

1084. Mary E. ; married H. H. Miller of Scotts- 

ville, N. Y. ; living there in 1889. 

1085. Florence ; living at Rochester, N. Y, in 

1889. 
108G. William L. 
William L. Beckwith, 1086, born Scottsville, N. Y, 
April 23d, 1835 ; farmer ; U. S. Vol. Service 134th and 
140th N. Y. Inf. 1S61-5 ; was wounded and taken 
prisoner at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5th, 
1864, was five months in rebel hospitals and prisons, 
returned to his regiment, and was present at the last 
campaign from Petersburg to Appomattox ; living at 
Prescot, Iowa, in 1889 ; married Mary Kazebeer, Oc- 
tober 8th, 1868, born Wapello Co., Iowa, March 29th, 
1845. 

1087. Anna H. ; born Lucas Co., Ohio, March 
10th, 1876. 
George L. Beckwith, 1081a, born K B., May 23d, 
1800; removed to Vermont with his parents when 
nine years old ; living in Henrietta, Monroe Co., N. Y., 
in 1889 ; married Sarah Winslow, August 9th, 1829, 
born at Dartmouth, Mass., July 7th, 1805. He was at 



126 The BeckwiiJis. 

Buffalo and witnessed tlie entry of Com. Perry's fleet 
into that port after the battle of Lake Erie, and he pi- 
loted a boat-ioad of officers into the harbor. In 1815 
he removed to Henrietta, then a part of Pittsford, 
teaching school in winter and working at farming in 
summer ; before the opening of -the Erie canal the far- 
mers would send him to Montreal to sell tlieir produce, 
returning on foot through an almost unbroken wilder- 
ness to his home in Henrietta. In 1820 he purchased 
fifty acres of land, the nucleus of his farm, where he 
died. 

1088. Warren. 

1089. Samuel; living at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in 

1889. 

1090. Adolphus ; U. S. Vol. Service, 8th K Y. 

Cav., 18G1-65. 

1091. Everett; U. S. Vol. Service, 8th N. Y. 

Cav., 18G1-65. 
Warren Beckwith, 1088, born in W. Henrietta, K Y., 
January 21, 1838 ; farmer at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in 
1889 ; captain 4th Iowa Cavalry, U. S. Vol. Service, 
1861-65; married Lou Porter, April, 1863, born Tren- 
ton, Iowa, IS^ovember 1st, 1841. 

1092. Everett ; born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Feb- 

ruary 1st, 1864. 

1093. Orville ; born February 17th, 1867. 

1094. Emily; born August 8"th, 1869. 

1095. Florence ; born April 16th, 1872. 

1096. Warren W. ; born August 10th, 1874. 

1097. George L. ; born Preston, Iowa, in 1888. 



The BecTcwiths. 127 

James R Beckwitli, 1082, bom Vermont. July 2 2d, 
1813 ; died.at Albert, N. Y., May 31st, IST'J ; married 
Sarah Lawsoii, December 5tli, 1836, born Poultney, 
Vt., October 13th, 1816. 

1098. Charles ; born Kush, N. Y., September 20th, 

1839 ; died at Albans, N. Y., in 1888 ; U. 
S. Yol. Service, 1861-65 ; 4th N. Y. Heavy 
Artiller}\ 

1099. James. 

James Beckwith, 1099, born Scottsville, N. Y., 
March 2d, 1841; U. S. Vol., 1861-4, 4th N. Y. Heavy 
Artillery; was chief of the colored bureau wiiv depart- 
ment for several years after the war ; married Emily 
Martin, August 2d, 1866, born Pembroke, I^. Y., Tso- 
vember 18th, 1844 ; living Quincy, 111., in 1889. 

1100. Frank; born Quincy, IlL, xs'ovember 8th, 

1869. 

1101. Emma; born May 19th, 1868. 

Silas Beckwith, 592, born Lyme, Ct., 1746; moved 
to Watertown ; to Elmira ; to Albany, N. Y., where 
he kept a public house, but was driven off by the 
Tories for befi'iending Gov. Yates ; he was an officer 
in the Revolutionary Army, enlisted 1776, three years 
service, was appointed captain by Gren. Yates in 1777 ; 
died at Viucennes, Indiana, October 13th, 1835, mar- 
ried three times, his first wife, Anna Reeves, born 
Conn., died Coventry, N. Y. 

1102. Richard. 

1103. Daniel. 

1104. Henry. 



128 The Beokwiths. 

Richard Beckwitb, 1102, born Watertown, Conn., 
in 1776 ; when a young man moved to Newtown, now 
Elmira, Chemung Co., N. Y. ; fanner and sheriff of 
Chenango Co., K Y. ; died at Ehnira, N. Y., May Sth, 
1836 ; married Sarah Holbert, died July 11, 1836. 

1105. Albert Alonzo. 

1106. Richard R. 

1107. George. 

1108. Sarah A. ; born June, 1802 ; married David 

Griswold ; she died January 2 2d. 1868. 

1109. Dellia ; married Gilbert Dean, and their 

only child Dellia married Dr. John Balls ; 
living in 1889 at Breesport, Chemung Co., 
N. Y. 

1110. May; died 1826. 

1111. Clarissa; married E. Mather ; one child May. 

1112. Nancy ; born March 30th, 1809 ; died Sep- 

tember 19th, 1841; married John Carpen- 
ter in 1830; children: Eliza, born June 
16th, 1832; married Alfred Strader in 
1860; living Elmira, N. Y., in 1889; 
Maiy, born December 9th, 1833 ; married 
A. Ostrander in 1855 ; Thomas, born May 
16th, 1836; married La V. Whitcomb ; 
Nancy, born May 28th, 1841 ; married 
Alonzo Whitcomb. 

1113. Shelden. 

1114. Elizabeth ; born at Elmira. , 

1115. Julia A. 

1116. Peter C. . 



The Beckwiths. 129 

1117. Timothy. 

1117a. Zina Amanda ; died unmarried. 
1117b. David; born June l7tb, 1846; died un- 
married. 
1117c. Mary ; died unmarried. 
Albert Alonzo Beckwith, 1105, born 1800; drug- 
gist, N. Y. city ; removed to Kidgebury, N. Y. ; to 
Horseheads, N. Y. ; died at Elmira, N. Y., iSTovember 
1st, 1843; married Hannah Griswold ; she died at 
Horseheads, now North Elmii-a, N. Y., about 1843. 

1118. George. 

1119. Edwin Euthvin. 

1120. Townsend. 

1121. Hari'iet; married William S. Carpenter of 

Big Flatts, N. Y. ; their children : Jefferson 
B., Charles E., Clara E., married Samuel 
Minner ; Susan L., married Willis Leonard ; 
Harriet M. 

1122. Minerva ; married Louis Fitch, living Horse- 

heads, N. Y. ; their children : Albert B., 
married Linnie Eockwell ; Townsend, Julia, 
^ Ellia C, married Henry Fby ; Roa C, 
Anna M. 

1123. Caroline; married Louis Fitch; child: 
Bertha C. 

1124. Julia. 

1125. Jefferson. 

George Beckwith, 1118, living at Elmira, N. Y., 
in 1889 ; married Charlotte Palmer. 

1126. Franklin P. 
17 



130 The Beckioiths. 

1127. Harriet L. 

1128. Stella I. 

Edwin Ruthvin Beckwith, 1119, born Southport, 
Chemung Co., N. Y., September IStli, 1822 ; removed 
to Eidgebury, Pa., 1847; died August 20th, 1877; mar- 
ried Julia P. Burt, February oth, 1858; born Ridgebury, 
Pa., January 9th, 1832 ; she was living at Elmira, N. 
Y., in 1889 ; when he was eleven years old his father 
took him to dine with the postmaster of Eidgebury, 
Pa., Mr. John Burt, as the two elders were busy talk- 
ing, young Edwin amused himself playing with a two- 
year-old baby girl ; he declared he had lost his heart ; 
at the death of his parents he was only twenty-one ; 
educated his brothers and sisters to fill responsible 
positions in life ; he engaged in the lumbering busi- 
ness ; and moved to N. Y., engaging in the wholesale 
drug business, and married the little girl to whom he 
had lost his heart when a boy ; sold out, and bupng 
a farm at Eidgebury, entered into fruit growing ; was 
J. P. several years, and held other offices of public 
trust. 

1129. Hannah E. ; bom Eidgebury, December 

21st, 1860; living at Wheatly Hill in 
1889. 

1130. Julia G. ; born Eidgebury, 1868 ; died 1863. 

1131. Edwin B. ; bom Eidgebury, June 8th, 1870; 

druggist; living at Syracuse, N. Y., in 
1889. 

1132. James Webb; born Eidgebury, Pa., De- 
cember Ist, 1865 ; graduate Philadelphia 



The Beckwiths. 131 

College of Phai-macy, March, 1888 ; phar- 
macist, Syracuse, N. Y., in 1889. 
Townsend A. Beckwith, 1120, living in Cuthbertson, 
Nebraska, in 1889 ; mamed Sarah Pratt. 

1133. Albert A. 

1134. Townsend C. 

Jefferson T. Beckwith, 1125, married Helen Ruther- 
ford ; he died and his widow was living in Rutherford, 
N. J., in 1889. 

1135. Leroy W. 

1136. Helen W. 

1137. Clara A. 

Richard Ransom Beckwith, 1106, born 1800; died 
December 2d, 1862; married; she was living at 
Smeethsport, McKena Co., Penn., in 1888. 

1138. William. 

1139. Amanda. 

1140. Amanda. 

1141. Abbey ; manied J. C. Huston ; living El- 

mira, K Y., in 1889. 

1142. David ; living at Mozierville, Penn., in 

1889. 
George Beckwith, 1107, born 1807 ; died May 3d, 
1868 ; married Polly Brown. 

1143. Albert Alonzo, born August 20th, 1842 ; 

living at Bradford, Penn., in 1889. 
Shelden Beckwith, 1113, born Februaiy 28th, 1804 ; 
died December 29th, 1851 ; married Betsy McHenry, 
December 20th, 1821 ; bom May 12th, 1801. 

1144. Ruhamah ; born September 15th, 1829 ; 



132 The Bechwiths. 

died December 21st, 1885; married "Wm. 
Green ; lie was living Bedford, Wayne Co., 
Mich., in 1889 ; their children were : Au- 
thor, born October 2 2d, 1860 ; Ida, born 
September 30th, 1862; married Elenor 
Lyons; Dexter, born January 7th, 1S65 ; 
Clarence, born November 10th, 1866 ; 
Mattie, born April 27th, 1869. 

1145. Martha ; born July 29th, 1836 ; married 

G. Koberts, August 28th, 1865. 

1146. Clarissa; born September 7th, 1841; married 
Edwin Sacket, December 28th, 1862; living 
in Bedford, Mich., in 1888 ; iheir children 
were : Wilbur, born November 13th, 1863; 
Custer, born December 4th, 1864; Fred, 
born January 10th, 1867; Lina, born 
March 21st, 1869 ; John, born July 2d, 
187u ; Bertie, born May 30th, 1872; 
Josie, born November 10th, 1873; Milton, 
born May 17th, 1875; Ansel, born October 
8th, 1876; Etta, born January 15th, l.s.bO ; 
Archie, born October 28th, 1882. 

1147. James ; born July 24th, 1831 ; died April 

4th, 1847. 

1148. Henry. 

1149. Bichard; born August 3d, 1834. 

Henry Beckwith, 1148, born July 8th, 1881 ; mar- 
ried Josie, 1867 ; she died July 12th, 1872 ; married 
second wife, October 1st, 1884 ; he moved to Bedford, 
Wayne Co., Mich. 



The Beckwiths. 133 

1150. Minnie ; bom September lOtli, 1868. 

1151. Frederick; born November 29tli, 1869. 

1152. Lottie L. ; born July 26tli, 18S-4. 

Peter C. Beckwith, 1116, born Elmira, N. Y., in 
1821 ; died August 11th, 1877 ; married Betsy Powers. 

1153. Charles A. ; living at Kavenna, CaL, in 

1889. 

1154. Eliza. 

1155. Ella. 

Timothy Beckwith, 1117, born Elnilra, February 
27th, 1826; living at Bradford, Pa, in 1886; U. S. 
Vol. Service, 1861-61; owner of several oil wells and 
an extensive owner of oil shares ; married Mary Kum- 
sey, January 20th, 1867, born August Sth, 1840. 

1156. Eugenia; born North Chemung, N. Y., Oc- 

tober 5th, 1870. 

1157. Clara; born Bradford, Pa., June 30th, 1880. 

1158. Jessie; born Bradford, Pa., March 11th, 

1872. 

1159. Fredeiick; born March 14th, 1874. 
Daniel Beckwith, 1103, born Watertown, Conn., 

1770; moved, when a young man, to Newtown, now 
Elmira, N. Y., and settled on the south side of the 
Chemung river, now called Southport ; was a farmer 
and died at Southport ; married Ann Sly, born Pa. ; 
they had three sons and six daughters. 

1160. Henry Sly. 

1162. Robert; married. 

1163. John. 
1163a. Abuna. 



134 



2he Beckvntlis 



1163b. Louisa. 
1163c. Elizabeth. 
1163d. Sarah. 
1163e. Mary Ann. 
1163f. Lucy. 
Henry Sly Beck^vith, 1160, born Elmira, N. Y., 
June 17th, 1805 ; farmer ; removed to Oregon, 111. ; liv- 
ing there 1889 ; married Patiance Deans, August 28th, 
1828; born Westchester Co., N. Y., April 1st, 1810. 
1161. Elizabeth Ann; born May 2d, 1829; mar- 
ried Geo. H. Beers, and. was living in El- 
mira 1889. 

1165. Francis B. ; born August, 1832; married 

Baker. 

1166. Emma G. 

Gambol. 
Robert Beckwith, 1162, born Elmira, N. Y.; died 
at Southport, N. Y. ; his widow was living there^ in 
1889 ; on the farm owned by her father-in-law, Silas 
Beckwith. 

1167. Dan.; living at Southport in 1889. 

1168. Seth ; enlisted in U. S. Army during War of 

1812, from Martinsburg, N. Y. ; died 1851 ; 
married Elizabeth Battles, born 1787 at 
Martinsburg ; she moved to Easton, Mich. 

1169. Marion. 

John Beckwith, 1162, born Soutkport ; farmer ; died 
there ; bis ^vidow was living there in 1889. 

1170. Guy. 
1172. Ida. 



born April, 1848; married 



The Beckwiths. 135 

1173. Judd. 

Henry BeckT\4th, 1104, born Watertown, N. Y. ; 
farmer ; died at Elmira, N. Y., March 10th, 1S50. 

1174. Heury; living near Elmira in 18S9. 

1175. Elizabeth ; married Buckbee of Elmira. 
Silas Beckwith, 592, his second wife, Anna Smith, 

born Mei'ford Co., N. Y. ; died Chemung, N. Y, May 
17th, 1857; aged ninety years. 

1176. Samuel. 

1177. Silas. 

1178. Seth Smith. 

1179. Anna Y. ; born December 29th, 1783 ; died 

March 24th, 1883; married D. Hungerford, 
October 21st, 1802; born Watertown, 
Conn., 1780; moved to Coventry, N. Y., 
1812; died there in 1860; their children 
were: Eachell, born 1805 ; married J. P. 
Goble ; living Fulton city, 111., 1889 ; La- 
vinia, man-ied Joseph E. Snell, March 
9th, 1835 ; died March 6th, 1849; Sally, 
bom 1816; Annie, born 1826; married 
J. T. Barnum ; living Minneapolis in 1889 ; 
Laura, born 1822; married R. P. Baird ; 
living Butternuts, IS". Y, in 1889; David, 
bom 1824 ; married M. A. Castle ; Chauncy 
H., married E. Shoals ; Susan, married 
H. P. Judd; Maria, born 1803; living 
Coventry, N. Y, 1886 ; married M Hatch 
1840. 

1180. Isaac. 



136 The Beckwiths. 

Samuel Beck^Yith, 1176, born Watertown, N. Y., in 
1800 ; removed to Painted Post, N. Y. ; died at New 
MiKord, in 1865 ; married in Elmira, N. Y. 

1181. Seth S. ; living in 1889. 

Seth Smith Beckwith, 1181, was li\nng at Canisteo, 
N. Y., in 1889. 

1182. Anso M. Hall; living at New Milford, 

Pa., in 1889. 

1183. Ann; married David Brown of Elmira; 
living there in 1889. 

Silas Beckwith, 1177, born at Watertown, N. Y., 
in 1799; removed to Painted Post ; died at Big Flats, 
N. Y., in 1867 ; he was married in Elmira. 

1184. Richard H. 

1185. Silas. 

1186. Seth. 

1187. Susannah; died young. 

1188. Elizabeth; died young. 

1189. Ann; married David Brown; living El- 

mira, N. Y., in 1889. 

1190. Olive. 

1191. Olinda. 

1192. Mathias W. 

Richard H. Beckwith, 1184, born Big Flats, N. 
Y., in 1820; died there in 1852; married Cornelia 
Judson; born Elmira ; died 1884. 

1193. Milton H. 

Milton H. Beckmth, 1193, born Big Flats, Oc- 
tober 27th, 1857; removed to Newark, Delaware; 



The Beckwiths. 137 

prof, of Entomology and Pomology in Del. State Coll. 
at Newark, in 18 89; married Eugenia Lossie; born 
Elmira ; lie is tlie author of numerous scientific works 
on Entomology and Pomology. 

1194. Gertrude; born 1877. 

1195. Winnifred ; born 1884. 

1196. Clara J.; born 1886. 

Mathias W. Beckwitli, 1192, born Chemung, Che- 
mung Co., N. Y. ; died there March 16th, 1888 ; married 
Esther P. Hensell. 

1197. Charles H. 

Charles H. Beck with, 1197, born Chemung, N. Y., 
November 20th, 1844; married Mary Donahue, Oc- 
tober 8th, 1865; born at Phila., Pa., January 17th, 
1845. 

1198. Charles F. ; bom Elmira, October 29th, 

1866 ; living at New Brighton, Penn., in 
1889 ; glass cutter and finisher. 
1198a. Milton; living Elmira, N. Y., in 1888. 
1198b. -Dan; living Elmira, N. Y., 1889. 
Seth Smith Beckwith, 1178, bom Watertown, N. Y, 
1785 ; removed to Chenango Co., N. Y. ; died Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., May 12th, 1865 ; married Hannah 
Yale, born 1738, at Chicago, lU., September 18th, 
1871. 

1199. Charles H. 

1200. Elizabeth. 

1201. Sarah Evalina; born 1834; died Septem- 

ber 12th, 1851. 

1202. Augustus. 
18 



138 The Beckwiths. 

1203. Augusta. 

1203a. JaueH.; born 1837 ; died November 30th, 
1857. 

1204. Hannah F. 

1205. Seth S. ; died young. 

Charles H. Beckwith, 1199, born Chenango Co., N. 
Y., 1819; formerly merchant, dealer in real estate at 
Chicago, 111., in 1889 ; married Mallissa M., daughter 
of Solomon W. Owen, a pensioner of the War of 
1812, and Sallie Sherwood, of Greene, Chenango Co., 
K Y., May 20th, 1841; born Guilford, N. Y., May 
9th, 1821 ; died at Chicago, December 5th, 1886. 

1206. Franklin Henry; born Albany, N. Y., 

April Sth, 1846; living Chicago, 1889; 
married N. L. Kerfoot, October 16th, 1872. 

1207. Charles Le Roy ; born Greene, N. Y., March 

7th, 1848 ; farmer in 111., in 1889 ; married 
Alice W. Denke, July 20th, 1875. 

1208. J. Carrol ; born Hannibal, Mo., September 

23d, 1852; artist; living in N. Y. city in 
1889 ; married Bertha Hall of N. Y. city, 
June 1, 1887 ; from 1873 to 1878 was a 
student under Carolus Duran, in Paris, 
France ; also studied at the Government 
Art School there ; exhibited in the Salon 
of '77 ; also in the Universal Exposition in 
'78 ; received honorable mention at the 
Salon, and was recipient of the medal at the 
Universal Exposition of 1889 ; returned to 
America in 1878, and took studio in New 



The Beckwiths. 139 

York city ; director, Society of American 
Artists; president, National Free Ai"t 
League ; professor, Art Schools, Cooper 
Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and Art 
Students League. 
Isaac Beck\yitli, 1180, born Watertown, K Y., in 
1785 ; died Wake Co., N. C, May 20tli, 1866. 

1209. Green. 

1210. Sion. 

1211. Silas. 

1212. Ira. 

Silas Beckwith, 592, his third wife Benja- 

men, who died atVincennes, Indiana. 

1213. Benjamin. 

Benjamin Beckwith, 1213, born 1791; participated 
in the War of 1812 in Boatman's Co., was at battle of 
Lundy's Lane ; removed to Cincinnati, Ohio ; married 
Sally Gresham in 1815 ; died Elmira, N. Y. 

1214. Dr. Beckwith; dentist at Sterling, lU., in 

1889. 
Isaac Beckwith, 1180, by his second marriage. 

1215. Needham. 

Needham Beckwith, 1215, Wake Co., N. C, in 
1822; living at Elm Grove, N. C, in 1889 ; married 
A. E. Atkins, in 1848 ; born Orange Co., N. C, in 
1822. 

1216. Eugenia. 

1217. Council. 

1218. Josiah. 

1219. W. H. B. 



-5-^ 



140 The Beckwiths. 

1220. Wesley. 

1221. John. 

1222. J. Fabius, M. D. ; born Chatliaiu Co., N. 

C, in 1852 ; living at Plymouth. Th-, i^ 
1889 ; married Bessie W. Payne, Novem- 
ber 11th, 1887; born K C, 186:5. _ .--^ ^ 
Barzillai Beckwith, 589, born Lyme, Conn., 1736; j. 
farmer at Ellington, Conn.; deacon Congregational Ch-^ 
removed to East Haddam, Conn., 1735; d'u'd there 
February, 1818 ; mamed Mary Butler; she died there. 

1223. George. 

1224. Eebecca; born East Haddam, Dc^ceuiber 

22d, 1767 ; married E. P. Cone. 

1225. Mary; born December 16th, 17<»9; died 

November, 1814. 

1226. Sarah; born June 3d, 1774; marri(;<l L. 

Griffen; children: Lillia, Emily an' I Mary. 

1227. Elizabeth; born February 23d, 1777; mar- 

ried Allen Griffen; daughter Bei.^y mar- 
ried John Brock way, M. D., of N. J> j'nie, Ct. 

1228. Barzillai. 

1229. Rhoda; born February 4th, 1786 ; niiirried 

Allen Griffen. 

1230. Butler. 

1231. Dr. Baruch. 

1232. Nathaniel Brown. 

1233. Jonathan. 
George Beckwith, 1223, born East Haddarr., Febru- 
ary 6th, 1764; removed to Great Barringtor. .:i 1807. 

1234. Penelope ; married Sandford. 



The Beckwiths. 141 

1235. Patience; married Ely. 

1236. Maria; married Davis. 

1237. Sarah. 

1238. Emily. 

1239. Eliza. 

1240. Erastus. 

1241. Allan. 

1242. Julius. 

1243. George; farmer at Gt. Barrington. 

1244. Baruch. 

Erastus Beckwith, 1240, born Wellington, Mass. ; 
removed to Gt. Barrington ; farmer. 

1245. Daniel W. 

1246. Maurice. 

1247. Eev. Edward. 

1248. George E. 

1249. Martha M. ; married E. Humphreys. 
Daniel W. Beckwith, 1245, born Great Barrington ; 

farmer ; married twice ; 1st, to VY. H. Martin ; 2d, to 
Anmce Peck; living Great Barrington, Mass., in 1889. 

1250. Alice. 

1251. Noble. 

1252. William. 

1253. Edward. 

Mauiice Beckwith, 1246, born Gt. Barrington ; died 
Sandwich Islands ; planter ; married Sarah Mosely in 
1868. 

1254. Nellie; married Damon. 

1255. Julia; married Walsh. 

1256. Maurice; born in Sandwich Islands. 



142 The Beckwiths. 

Kev. Edward Gr. Beckwitb, 1247, born Gt. Barring- 
ton ; removed to Sandwich Islands ; pastor Cong, Cb., 
San Francisco, 1887; married Caroline P. Ai'mstrong, 
born Sandwich Islands; living there in 1889. 

1257. Kev. Frank A. ; died December 13th, 1885. 

1258. Carrie A. ; born Sandwich Islands in 1865 ; 

living in San Francisco, Cab, in 1887. 
George E. BeckAvith, 1248, bom Gt. Barrington; re- 
moved to the Sandwich Islands ; planter ; married H. 
Goodale of Marlboro, Mass. 

1259. Mary E. 

1260. Martie. 

Baruch Beckwith, 1244, born Gt. Barrington; Bap- 
tist minister ; removed to Gouverneur, N. Y. 

1261. Julius. 

1262. Henry B. ; born Gouverneur, Is". Y. ; re- 
moved to Chateaugay, N. Y. ; living there 
in 1880. 

Barzillai Beckmth, 1228, born East Haddam, Conn., 
November 19th, 1765 ; farmer ; died there March 10th, 
1812 ; married Silvia Grift'en, born E. Haddam, Oc- 
tober 12th, 1764; died June 14th, 1840. 

1263. Norman. 

1264. Frederick. 

1265. Elizabeth ; married M. S. Sill of Windsor. 

1266. Emeline; living at E. Haddam in 1889; 

blind and unmarried. 

1267. Edmund G. ; born E. Haddam, 1796; re- 
moved to Sommers, Conn. ; died there 
1841. 



The Beckwiths. 143 

1268. George Beckwitli ; born E. Haddam, 1799 ; 
died Molina, N. Y., in 1850. 

1269. Barzillai. 

Norman Beckwitli, 1263, bom E. Haddam, April 
8th, 1793; carpenter; removed to Hartford, Conn.; 
married Francis Clark, November 3d, 1817; died No- 
vember 16th, 1857. 

1270. Julia E. ; born September 2d, 1818; mar- 

ried E. G. Strand. 

1271. HaiTietS. ; born April 3d, 1820; man-ied 

C. Lee. 

1272. Franklin K ; born August 21st, 1822 ; mar- 

ried M. A. Munsell, November, 1842. 

1273. Henry J. ; born August 24th, 1824. 

1274. Norman C. ; born January 20th, 1834; liv- 

ing at Hartford, Conn., 1858. 
Frederick Beckwith, 1264, born E. Haddam, 1794; 
cloth dresser; married his 4th cousin, Jerusha Sill, 
October, 1817; born June 18th, 171*4; he died 1825; 
she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, 1858. 

1275. William E. 

1276. Thomas S. 

1277. Cornelia; born Lyme, 1822; married E. 

Sacket. 

1278. George G. ; born Glens Falls, N. Y., 1824; 

died 1825. 

1279. Marie S.; born 1826; married. 

William E. Beckwith, 1275, bom Lyme, Conn., Jan- 



144 The Beckwiths. 

uary 9th, 1819 ; married 8arali Doe in 1849 ; removed 
to Cleveland, Ohio. 

1280. Frederick A. ; bom Cleveland, December, 

1850 ; living there in 1889. 
Thomas S. Beckwith, 1276, born Lyme, January 
11th, 1821 ; merchant, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889 ; mar- 
ried Sarah Oliphant. 

1281. Mary C. ; born Cleveland, 1849 ; died 1849. 
Barzillai Beckwith, 1269, M. D., born East Haddam, 

1797; settled in Monmouth, 111., in 1846, where he 
resided until 1879, Avhen he died of heart disease; 
married C. M. Amsden in 1831, at Saybrook, Ashta- 
bula Co., Ohio, about 1821 ; she was living in Chicago, 
ni., in 1889. 

1282. LiA-ia A.; married A. B. Scenter, in 1867. 

1283. Mary E. ; living at Chicago, 111., in 1889. 

1284. Emma; married S. M. Muck; one child, 

Ella. 

1285. Henry C. 

Henry C. Beckwith, 1285, born Saybfook,- Ohio, 
graduate Monmouth College in 1844; U. S. Vol. Ser- 
vice in 1861-65; removed to Clarinda, Iowa ; living 
there 1889; married Alice P. Bowers in 1869; born 
Monmouth. 

1286. Jennie A. 

1287. Jessie; born 1872. 

1288. Alice A. ; bom 1878. 

1289. Barzillai ; born 1881. 



The Beckwiths. 145 

Butler Beckwitli, 1230, born E. Haddam, February, 
1772 ; married Hannah Cone of E. Haddam. 

1290. Kev. Georo-e Cone, D. D., ojraduated at Mid- 
dlebury College, Vt., and at Andover Tlieo- 
logical Seminary, was pastor several years 
of Congregational Cliurcli at Lowell, jMass., 
but was most of his public life Secretary 
of the Am. Peace Society of Boston, Mass. 

■Dr. Baruch Beckwith, 1231 ; M. D. ; born E. Had- 
dam, September 6th, 1779; removed to Beekmanto^\^l, 
N. Y. ; died there ; married Lucy Mather, niece of 
Cotton Mather, born Lyme, Conn., November 11th, 
1777; died Beekmantown, February 28th, 1833. 

1291. George M. 

1292. Baruch. 

1293. Samuel B. M. 

1293a. Lucy M ; born November 23d, 1811 ; 
married Rev. Justin Taylor, October 10th, 
1827; he died in 1887; she was living at 
Forest, Wis., 1889; children: Mary, Lucy, 
Hattie, Nellie, Martha. 

1293b. Mary A. ; married Aug. Smith of Lyme, 
Conn. ; she died in 111. 

1293c. Louisa W. ; born June 14th, 1819 ; died 
November 6th, 1835. 

1293d. Betsy; born July 13th, 1817; living at 
\ .. ■, Whitehall, N. Y., in 1889; married Na- 
'^.,i -.. than J. Judson, January 10th, 1839; he 

died November 14th, 1887 ; children : Har- 
riet L., born November 20th, 1843; mar- 
19 



146 " The Beckwiths. 

ried Hon. D. F. Dobie; Henry C, bom 
October 4tli, 1848 ; living WLiteliall, 1889 ; 
Frederick B., born July 21st, 1854; liv- 
ing Whitehall, 1889. 
George Mather Beck with, 1291, born Lyme, Ct., Jan- 
uary 27th, 1805 ; lawyer, county judge of Clinton Co., 
N. Y.; died Plattsburg, N. Y., June 24th, 1883; mar- 
ried Hannah Eliza j\Ioores, February 28th, 1833, 
daughter of General Moores of Plattsburg. 

1294. George H. 

1295. Beujaman. 

1296. Maggie L. ; married J. Hubel, September 

16th, 1856; living at Chazy, N. Y., in 1889; 
children: Amos M., born December 5th, 
1857; married CI. Jones; Elizabeth, born 
August 31st, 1859; Nelson W.Fiske; Mary 
C, born May 28th, 1861 ; married J. W. 
North; Julius C, born June 5th, 1863; 
George L., born October 18th, 1865 ; Mar- 
garette S., born July 18th, 1868 ; MattieF., 
born March 11th, 1871; Lillie S., born Sep- 
tember 17th, 1873; John S., bom Febru- 
ary 1st, 1875 ; Jennie C, born December 
25th, 1877 ; Richard W., bom May 30th, 
1880 ; all the above were living in Chazy, 
N. Y, in 1889. 

1297. Lucy M.; married M. Sowles of St. Albans, 

N. Y; living PJattsbur^: in 1889; children: 
Margarette B., born April 29th, 1869; died 
October 23d, 1872; Mary G., bom April 



The Beckwiihs. 147 

5tli, 1873; died March 16th, 1876; Eliza- 
beth B., born October 27th, 1887. 
George H. Beckwith, 1294, born Plattsburg, N. Y. ; 

lawyer ; married E. Villas of Plattsburg ; living there 

in 1889. 

1298. Han-iet V. 

1299. Grace. 

1300. Mary. 

1301. Vilas. 

Benjamin M. Beckwith, 1295, born Plattsburg, Au- 
gust 24th, 1836; lawyer; enlisted in the U. S. Vol. 
Service 1861-64; died at Plattsburg, Januaiy 27th, 
1887; married Lodie Mitchell, December 21st, 1858; 
she moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where she was living 
in 1889. 

1302. Sophia C. ; born Greenbay, Wis., December 

7th, 1859; married H. Newton in 1887: 
living Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1889. 

1303. Elizabeth; born August 22d, 1862; died 

March 19th, 1879. 

1304. Harriette; born January 17th, 1869. 

1305. Maria L, ; born September 26th, 1874; liv- 
ing Mihvaukee in 1889. 

1306. George M.; born 1861 ; died 1865. 

1307. William M. ; born January 15th, 1867; 

livins; at Milwaukee in 1889. 

1308. Henry M.; born June 15th, 1867 ; living at 

Milwaukee in 1889. 
Baruch Beckwith, 1292, born at Hartford, Conn., 



148 The Becliiciths. 

April, 1S09 ; farmer : married Clarissa, widow of Enos 
P. Beckwith, at Plattsburg, K Y., August 4, 1836. 

1309. Allen G. 

1310. William H. 

1311. Helen; born June 21st, 1845; mariied J. 

Hicrfrins, October 22d, 1S72 ; liviue Ellen- 

burgh, N. Y., 18S6; children: George B., 

born Ellenburgh, December 12th, 1874 ; 

died July 30th, 1878; Chas. L., born 

Ellenburgh, September 12tli, 1877; Lottie 

L., born June 2 2d, 1880. 

Allan G. Beckwith, 1309, born Beekmantown, Vt., 

June 1st, 1837 ; book-keeper at Burlington, Vt., in 

1889 ; married Mary Hofl'uagel, December 2d, 1858, of 

Essex, N. Y. ' 

1312. Frederick A.; born March 2d, 1865 ; living 

at Burlington, Vt., in 1889. 

1313. Bertie C. ; born January 16th, 1876. 
William H. Beckwith, 1310, born September 17th, 

1842; mari'ied Julia E. Whitney, November 15th, 
1866, born Whitehall, N. Y. ; living Keeseville, N. 
Y., 1889. 

1314. Milton E. ; born July 1st, 1870; li\4ng 

Keeseville, N. Y, in 1889. 

1315. Minnie E. ; born November 4th, 1874; liv- 

ing Keeseville, N. Y., in 1889. 

1316. Charles S. ; born May 4th, 1882 ; living 

Keeseville, N. Y., in 1889. 

1317. Maud vS. ; born August 17th, 1884 ; living 

Keeseville, K Y., in 1889. 



The BecJcwiths. 149 

1318. William H.; born March 21st, 1886; liv- 
ins; Keeseville, N. Y., in 1889. 

Samuel B. M. BeckwitL, 1293, born Beekmantown, 
April loth, 181-1; lawyer; removed to Chateaugay, 
N. Y. ; married Mary, daiighter of Daniel Beckwith of 
Morrisonville, N. Y., May 26tli, 1842 ; she died July 
19tli, 1872 ; he married 2d wife, Helen ; living at 
Chateaugay, N. Y., February 14th, 1874 ; by the 
second marriao;e he had no children, 

1319. Mary H. ; born Jauuaiy 24th, 1843 ; living 

at Lisle, K Y., 1889. 

1320. EmmaE. ; bom January 13th, 1845; mar- 

ried H. Upson ; living Winslow, Arizona, 
in 1889; one child: Mary B. ; married 
Chas. Daly. 

1321. Walter S. ; born December l7th, 1850; 

married Josie Dixon ; living Lowell, Mass., 
in 1888. 

1322. Kev. Edgar ^; bom August 16th, 1856 ; 

living N. Y. city 1889. 

1323. Charles S.; bom January 25th, 1862; mar- 

ried Eliza L. Leach of Wilksbarre, March 
4th, 1888; living Allentown, Pa., in 1888. 

1324. Dr. George M. 

Dr. George M. Beckwith, 1324, M. D., born Platts- 
burg, N. Y., September 10th, 1853; living at Lisle, 
N. Y., 1889 ; married Carrie Kitchell, October Ist, 
1877; died December 21st, 1887. 

1325. Mary Winnifred ; born Ithaca, May 2d, 

1879; Hving Lisle, N. Y., 1889. 



160 The Beckwiths. 

1326. Bessie E. ; born January ISth, 1881 ; living 
Lisle, N. Y., 1889. 
;U..v. 1327. HarrietteG. ; born December 14tli, 1882; 
living Lisle, N. Y., 1889. 
Nathaniel Brown Beckwitli, 1232, born E. Haddam, 
September 25th, 1781 ; married Betsy Lord, born E. 
Haddam, Conn. 

1328. Nathaniel L. 

1329. Barzillai. 

1330. Khoda; married W. E. Cone of E. Had- 

dam. 

1331. Gilbert. 

Gilbert Beckwitb, 1331, living at Libertyville, Lake 
Co., 111., in 1889. 

1332. Charles F. ; living at Libertyville in 1889. 
Jonathan Beckwith, 1233, born E. Haddam, Sep- 
tember 21st, 1783; died January 22d, 1857 ; married 
Nancy Lord. 

1333. Nancy D. ; born August 14th, 1814. 

1334. MaryH. ; born April 29th, 1818 ; living at 

Ledyard, Conn., 1889. 

1335. Jonathan. 

1336. Kev. George A.; born July 6th, 1829 

graduated at Amherst CoUes-e in 1857 
at Andover Theological Seminary in 1860 
married Eliza C, daughter of Rev. Levi 
Bin2:ham, of Langus, Mass., October 11th, 
1861 ; was ordained pastor of 1st Congre- 
gational church of Manhattan, Kan., in 



The BecJcwiths. 151 

1862 ; dismissed 1867 ; acting pastor of 
Congregational churcli at Olatlie, Kan., 
three years ; at Neodester and Altoona 
three years; health failing he returned 
east in 1874; was pastor at Franconea, 
Warner, Ha^ysville,, Alstead and Aldear 
Center, all in N. H., and at present is acting 
pastor of Congregational church of Wind- 
ham, Vt, ; no children. 

1337. Henry £. ; born July 6th, 1831 ; married 

Sarah Norcross of Monmouth, 111. ; she 
died in 1864 ; he then married Louisa 
Markle, at Manhattan, July 4th, 1866; 
living there in 1889. 
Deacon Barak Beckwith, 657, born Lyme, Conn., 

November 3d, 1780; removed to Cazenovia, N. Y. ; 

lavryer; judge county court ; died April 12th. 1844; 

married Mary Kennedy, January 12th, 1804; born 

1784; died October 13th, 1854. 

1338. Dr. Addison K. 

1339. Nelson M. 

1340. George D. ; born March 29th, 1809; died 

Macon, Ga. 

1341. Koswell R. ; born 1815; died 1861, at 

N. Y. 

1342. Mary Jane; born February 24th, 1820. 

1343. Catherine E. ; born 1822; died 1840. 

1344. William ; born 1827 ; died 1870, at Frank- 

lin, Pa. 

1345. Edward Griffen. 



152 Ths Bechwiths. 

Addison K. Beckwitli, 1838, born March 22d, 1805 ; 
M. B. ; died at Palermo, N. Y., January 28th. 1856; 
married Amelia Kiss of Winans, 1831 ; she died Feb- 
ruary 10th, 1885. 

1346. Thelestres A. 

1347. James A. 

1348. Alcestes M. 

1349. Barak D. 
1850. Catherine E. 

1351. George. 

1352. Adelaide. 

Nelson M. Beekwith, 1339, born May 2d, 1807 ; 
died N. Y. city 1888 ; manied M. Forbes, in 1842 ; 
she died May 7th, 1885. 

1353. Leonard F.; living at Garrisons, N. Y., 1889. 
\1354. Adelaide; died N. Y., 1871. 

1355. Arthur ; living N. Y. city 1889. 

1356. Helene; born 1847; living N. Y. city; 

married November 3d, 1890, at London, 

England, to Frank Dudley Leigh, eldest 

son of Lord Leigh, of Leighstone Abbey, 

Enscland. 

General Edward Griff en Beekwith, 1345, born Caz- 

enovia, N. Y., June 25th, 1818 ; died Clifton, N. Y., 

June 2 2d, 1881; orraduated at West Point Military 

Academy in 1842 ; participating in the Mexican War; 

at the battles of Tampico and Vera Cruz ; was detailed 

on the Pacific R. E,. Eeconnoissance in 1853-4; his 

scientific reports of that expedition were published by 

the government ; during the War of the Rebellion he 



The Bechwiths. 153 

served as chief commissary in the 5tli army corps ; 
commaudecl the defenses of New Orleans 1863.-4: ; major 
U. S. A. February 8th, 1864 ; brvt. brig.-genl. U. S. 
A., March 16th, 1865 ; after the war was employed in 
the Bureau of Subsistence ; (see Roll of Honor) ; mar- 
ried Cornelia Williamson of Savannah, Ga. ; she was 
living in Washington, D. C, in 1889. 

1357. Madeline ; graduate Washington College 

of Elocution 1888; living at Washington, 
D. C, 1889. 

1358. Nelly ; married C. E. Fox, U. S. N. 
Hezekiah Beckwith, 627, born Lyme, Conn., 1704; 

died March 12th, 1791 ; married Lydia Gilbert, born 
1707, Lyme, Conn. ; died March 13th, 1794. 

1359. Elisha; born Lyme, October 12th, 1738 ; 

removed to New London, Conn. 

1360. Sylvanus. 

1361. Nathan ; born Lyme, Conn., in 1747. 

1362. Ann ; married F. Brown, a soldier in the 

Continental Army. 
Sylvanus Beckwith, 1360, bom Lyme, May 22d, 
1742; carpenter; removed to Standford; died May 
30th, 1839 ; he, as well as his wife's family, were finii 
supporters of the cause of the colonies, and bore their 
parts in the struggle, not only by giving their services 
in the field, but also by the ready offering of their 
means ;. marHed Amy Sutherland; born 1742; died 
October 21st, 1817 ; her family were originally from 
Scotland, and were allied to the Douglass family of 
20 



154 The Beckwiths. 

that ilk, and the Sntherlauds still bear for their coat of 
arms the " wild cat." 

1363. NathaD. 

1364. Israel ; born 1796 ; died May 4th, 1823. 
Nathan Beckwith, 1363, born Standford, September 

13th, 1778; placed at the famous Kinderhook Acad- 
emy, was a school-mate of Martin Van Buren, and 
graduated as a civil engineer, and with Prof. Joseph 
Henry, selected and sun^eyed the route of Erie R. R.., 
and no contemporaneous engineer of the state enjoyed 
a higher reputation; in the War of 1 SI 2 he commanded 
a battalion of cavalry; in 1824 upon the visit of Gren- 
eral Lafayette to N. Y., was marshal of the day at Cler- 
mont ; he was a Democrat of the Jeffersonian school ; 
the family record states he was a lieutenant in the War 
of 1812, and was afterward commissioned as colonel of 
cavaliy by Gov. Tompkins ; married twice ; died at Ked 
Hook, jS". Y., March 4th, 1865; married 1st, Betsy 
Gale, December 22d, 1802; born April 14th, 1781; 
died March 22d, 1838. 

1365. Dr. Josiah Gale. 

1366. Amy; born June 7th, 1809 ; died January 

1st, 1824. 

1367. Edward; born February 19th, 1812; died 
June 11th, 1821. 

1368. Lewis C. 

1369. Eliza A. ; born at Red Hook, October 3d, 

1809 ; died August 5th, 1843 ; married 
1st, Edwin Knickerbocker, February 26th, 
1835 ; her children by the first marriage 



The Beckwiths. 155 

were: Edwin, born 1808 ; died 1875; 
Edward B., born December 13th, 1836; 
died March, 1854; Mary E., born Febru- 
ary 7th, 1837; married 2d, Dr.T. E. Lossee 
of Upper Red Hook, N. Y. ; by her second 
marriage they had : Dr. John E. of Upper 
Red Hook, in 1889 ; Edward, Harvey. 

1370. CLarinda L. ; born Red Hook, June 7th, 

1816; died August 2d, 1864; married W. 
Capron, November 18th, 1849 ; he moved 
to Pontiac, Mich. ; U. S. Vol. Service 
1861-65 ; he died in 1881, fi'om the effects 
of a bullet wound received at the battle of 
Fair Oaks ; their children were : Nathan, 
born September 29th, 1841; Ellen, born 
September 2d, 1843 ; Mary, born Sep- 
tember 3d, 1845 ; Amy, born April 26th, 
1848; Lucy, born March 23d, 1850; Ed- 
ward, bom June, 1852 ; Carrie, born 
September 5th, 1857. 

1371. Annie S.; born October 22d, 1824; mar- 

ried G. H. Clapp, September 9th, 1845 ; re- 
moved to Phila., Pa.; he died October 11th, 
1877; their children were: Emma, born 
April 20th, 1849; Edward B., born June 
16th, 1854; li\^ng Phila., Pa., 1889. 

1372. George W. 

1373. William S. 

Dr. Josiah Gale Beckwith, 1365, M. D., bora Sep. 



156 The Beckwiihs. 

tember 4tli, 1803, at Stiindford, N. Y. ; graduated at 
Union College ; studied medicine in Solsbury, Conu,, 
and settled in Litchfield, Conn., in 1829 ; died there 
March 21st, 1871; he was a successful practitioner; 
officer of the State Medical Society ; nominated for 
governor ; and was elected to the State Legislature 
several times ; married Jane M. Seymore, February 
1st, 1831 ; she was daughter of Moses Seymore of 
Litchfield ; and a niece of Governor Horatio Seymore 
of N. Y. 

1374. Jona S. ; born June 15th, 1833 ; died Janu- 

ary 28th, 1837. 
1874a. Elizabeth G. ; born January 19th, 1835; 
living Litchfield, Conn., in 1889. 

1375. Sarah H. ; born April 20th, 1840 ; living at 

Litchfield, Conn., in 1889; unmarried. 

1376. Dr. Josiah G. 

1377. Dr. George S. 

Dr. Josiah Gale Beckwith, 1376, M. D., born at 
Litchfield, Conn., January 14th, 1838; living there in 
1889 ; married Anne Alsop, January 16th, 1873, of 
Quebec, Canada. 

1378. Josiah Gale; born August 13th, 1874. 

1379. Bonney, 

1380. Baby. 

Dr. George S. Beckwdth, 1377, M. D., born Litch- 
field, May 27th, 1842 ; resided at Pine Plains, N. Y.; 
died there December 20th, 1890; married Isabel 
Cohen, October 7th, 1873. of Charleston, S. C. 



The Beckwiths. 157 

1381. Jane Seymour. 

1382. George S. 

1383. Sarali S. 

1384. Belle S. 

1385. Catherine S. 

Lewis Curtis Beckwitb, 1368, born Ked Hook, N. 
Y., June 23d, 1807 ; died at Matteawau, N. Y., April 
lOth, 1871 ; married Ameline Capron, January oth, 
1830 ; daughter of Judge Giles Capron of Upper Red 
Hook, N. Y. 

1386. Giles E. C. 

1387. Ellen Elizabeth; born Troy, N. Y., August 

26th, 1833 ; married J. Bently, November 
7th, 1872, of Newark, N. J. ; living there 
in 1889 ; one child, Ellen Capron. 

1388. Sarah Kinney; born July 24th, 1835 ; liv- 

ing at Matteawan, N. Y., in 1889; unmarried. 

1389. Emily Savage; born March 6th, 1835; 

died 1881, unmarried. 

1390. John C. ; born March 4th, 1842 ; died 1888, 

unmarried. 

1391. Isaac Bevan. 

Giles Edward Capron Beckwdth, 1386, bom Troy, 
N. Y., May 23d, 1781 ; married Helen van Steenburg; 
removed to Catskill, N. Y. ; living there in 1889. 

1392. Frocene ; married D. Bralley; living at 

Sing Sing, N. Y, in 1889. 

1393. Josephine ; born Catskill ; living there in 

1889. 
Isaac Bevan Beckwith, 1391, born December 22d, 



158 The Beckwiths. 

184-4; married tmce ; his first wife was Frances A. 
Welch, who died March 20th, 1882; his second wife 
was Sara E. Hooper; living at Syracuse, N. Y., 1889. 

1394. Wallace W. ; born at Frankfort, N. Y., 
February 14th, 1887. 

1395. Warren Bevan; born at Frankfort, N. Y., 
Januaiy 27th, 1889. 

George W. Beckwith, 1372, born Ked Hook, N. Y., 
June Sth, 1814; died Standford, April 9th, 1881 ; mar- 
ried Abbey E. Thompson, January 17th, 1843; she 
was livinc^ at Stissinfir, N. Y., 1889. 

1396. Elizabeth R. ; bom December 19th, 1844; 
graduate of Vassar College ; prof, of Greek 
at Normal College, N. Y. city, in 1889. 

1397. Emma; born March 16th, 1847. 

1398. MaryG.; born Standford, N. Y., July 25th, 

1849 ; living N. Y. city in 1889. 

1399. ClarindaL.; born at Standford; married H. 

Austin ; living at Hiawatha, Kans., 1889. 

1400. Sarah C. ; born July 3d, 1851 ; died 1862. 

1401. Clara; born June 11th, 1853; mari'ied 

Homer E. Austin. February 22d, 1883; 
they had Grace B., born July 24th, 1884; 
Willie B., born August 19th, 1887. 

1402. Asa; born March 24th, 1864; living Stand- 

ford, K Y., 1889; unmarried. 

1403. Edward. 

1404. Nathan E. ; born March 7th, 1870 ; living 
at Standford, N. Y., 1889 ; unmarried. 

Edward Beckmth, 1403, born Standford, N. Y., Jan- 



The Beckwiths. 159 

uary 14tli, 1859 ; living Hiawatlia, Kans., 1889 ; mar- 
ried Noamie E. McGuilkiu, January 21st, 1882. 

1405. Abbie E. ; born March 26tli, 1883. 

1406. Annie C. ; born March, 1886. 

1407. George G. ; born March 24th, 1889. 
William S. Beckwith, 1373, born Red Hook, Janu- 
ary 14th, 1820; farmer; married Ann M. Collyer, 
March 29th, 1848 ; born February Sth, 1826 ; living 
Red Hook, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 1889. 

1408. Alice M. ; born August 10th, 1852. 

1409. Thomas C. ; born November 1st, 1853. 

1410. George; born 1855; died 1875, at Pella, 
Iowa. 

1411. Annie G. ; born March 14th, 1857 ; married 

Armond DePotter, October, 1878 ; living 
in France 1889 ; he was a colonel in the 
French Army, now a tourist manager to 
parties traveling in Europe. 

1412. Leilla H. ; born January 17, 1860 ; married 

A. Bretton Havens; lawyer, January 27th, 
1887 ; H™g N. Y. city 1889. 

1413. Willie S. ; born October 11th, 1861; re- 

moved to Denver, Colo. ; living Salt Lake 
City 1889 ; manied Belle Colon of Michi- 
gan, September 9th. 

1414. Charles G. ; born January 6th, 1864 ; died 

1865. 
Nathan Beckwith, 1363, by his second wife, Mar- 
garette Pratt Pelton ; born Dalton, Mass., 



^ 



160 The Beckioiths. 

January 15tli, 1807 ; died January llth, 
1857. 

1415. Nathan E. 

1416. Eliza Ann. ; born September 8tli, 1845 ; 

married George Ogden, Sr., of Pliila., Pa., 

June -SOtli, 1880 ; living at Bridgeton, N. 

J., 1889. 

Nathan E. Beckwith, 1415, born Red Hook, N. Y., 

April 4tli, 1848 ; living at Los Gates. Cal., 1889 ; civil 

engineer; married x\lice Black, September 19th, 1878 ; 

born July 25th, 1854. 

1417. Theodore K. ; born July 6th, 1879. 
1417a. Ralph Ed.; born September 30th, 1880. 

1418. Adelaide ; born April 25th, 1882. 

1419. Ruth L. ; born December 15th, 1883. 

1420. Charles Z. ; born December 19th, 1886. 
John Beckwith, 553, born Waterford, Conn., 1703 ; 

died at Lyme, Conn., 1768 ; married Elizabeth Dart, 
November 8th, 1744, born East Haddam, August 
30th, 1716, and died at Lyme. 

1421. John. 

1422. Watrus. 

John Beckwith, 1421, born at Lyme, Conn., October 
19th, 1754 ; died Poughkeepsie, N. Y., September 12th, 
1834 ; served in the Continental Army ; married Chloe 
Bosworth, January 27th, 1730; born Washington, 
Conn., November 5th, 1759 ; died Poughkeepsie, Oc- 
tober 9th, 1834. 

1423. John. 

1424. Watrus. 



The Beckwiths. 161 

1425. Nathanial Beckwitli ; bora at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., December 13th, 1781 ; re- 
moved to N. C, in 1834, and died at Ply- 
mouth, November, 1840 ; unmarried. 
John Beckwith, 1423, born Poughkeepsie, July 31st, 
1785; M. D. ; served in War of 1812 ; removed to New 
Berne in 1808, and Ealeigh, and thence to Newton, 
N. C. ; to Petersburgh, Ya. ; died N. Y., 1870; mar- 
ried Margarette Stanley. 
141^: T. Stanley. 

1427. John Watrus. 

1428. Catherine ; married H. F. Spaulding ; liv- 

ing at Riverdale, N. Y., 1889. 

1429. Nancy E. ; living at Riverdale, 1889. 

1430. Cordelia: linng at Riverdale, 1889. 

T. Stanley Beckwith, 142(3, born Raleigh, N. C, 
1814 ; M. D. ; died at Petersburg, Ya., in 1884 ; mar- 
ried Agnus ; daughter of Edmund Ruffin, Sr., of Yir- 
ginia. 

1431. Julian R. ; C. S. Army ; killed at battle of 

Seven Pines, June 1st, 1862. 

1432. Margarette. 

1433. Kate D. 

1434. Matilda E. 

1435. Thomas S. 

1436. Edmund R. 

1437. John. 

1438. Susan ; married R. Gillam of Petersburgh, 

Ya. 

1439. Agnus ; married J. R. Gary of Gloucester, 
21 



162 The Beckwiths. 

Va. ; their children are : Bettie, Willis, 
Stanley B., Sue B., Agnus R., John R. 

1440. Charles M. 

Thomas S. Beekwith, 1435, married Eunice ; daugh- 
ter .of S. B. Gary of Gloucester, Va. 

1441. Samuel C. 

1442. Anna F. 

1443. Julian R 

1444. Thomas S. 

1445. Eunice C. 

Edmund R. Beekwith, 1436, of Petersburgh, Va., 
1889; druggist; married Mary, daughter of J. White 
of WaiTentou, N. G. 

1446. John AY. 

1447. Edmund R. 

1448. Delia S. 

1449. Agnus R. 

1450. Hugh W. 

1451. Mary W. 

John Beekwith, 1437, married Kade Lee, daughter 
of J. E. Edwards of Charleston, S. G. 

1452. Agnus R. 
Ii53. Thomas N. 

1454. William E. 

1455. John Q. 

1456. Katie L. 

1457. Mary E. 

Charles M. Beekwith, 1440, maiTied S. B., daughter 
of J. R. Fairbanks, of Ferdinando, Florida. 

1458. George R. F. 



The Beckioiths. 163 

John Watnis Beckwitli. 1427, born Ealeigh, N. C, 
February, 1831 ; Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Ga. ; 
died at Atlanta, Ga., November 23d, 1890; married 
EUa Brockinborough of Va. ; died 1886 ; he graduated 
at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1852 ; ordained deacon 
May 24th, 1854; priest May, 1855 ; pastor in Wades- 
boro, N. C, and Anne Arundel, Md. ; at breaking out 
of the Rebellion moved to Mississippi, and thence to 
Alabama ; was rector of Trinity Church, N. O., and 
was elected from there Bishop of Ga. ; received degree 
of S. T. D., from Trinity in 1867 ; consecrated bishop 
in St. John's Church, Savannah, Ga., April 2d, 1868. 

1459. John F. B. 

1460. Ella. 

1461. Bessie. 

Wattrus Beckwith, 1424, born Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
February 8th, 1791; removed to Newberne, N. C, 
1810 ; practiced law at Elizabeth City, N. C, 1814-15 ; 
died Plymouth, N. C, March 10th, 1850; lawyer; 
married Susan Bailey, January 8th, 1816 ; born Feb- 
ruary 6th, 1797; at Pasquaton Co., N. C. 

1462. John Bailey; born November 21st, 1816; 

M. D. ; graduated in medicine at Univer- 
sity of Md., in 1837; removed to Smith- 
field, N. C, 1841 ; living there 1889; no 
children ; married twice ; his first wife, 
Anna G. Thomson, married February 2 2d, 
1849 ; died July 7th. 1850; 2d ^vife, Julia 
M. Saunders, married May 20th, 1856 ; died 
March 21st, 1859. 



164 The Bechwiths 

1463. Nathaniel 

1464. James L. S. 

1464a. Chloe Ann ; born April ITtli, 1828; died 
in 1848; unmarried. 

1465. Thomas. 

1465a. Georgette D. : died in 1834. 
Nathaniel Beck with, 1463, born Pasquaton Co., N. 
C, February 19th, 1819 ; lawyer; removed to Hyde Co., 
N. C, in 1843; died there October 30th, 1886; married 
Mary E. Wynne. September 13th, 1849. 

1466. Noma; born December 14th, 1850; mar- 

ried J. W. Willborn, November 28th, 
1878. 

1467. Robt. Watms ; born June 27th, 1852 ; mar- 
ried Mattie Hammond, Januaiy 30th, 
1884. 

1468. Steward J. ; born January 23d, 1861. 

1469. Norbonne ; born 1854; died 1865, from a 

gunshot wound accidentally inflicted by 
himself. 

1470. Sidney Thomas ; born February 6th, 1864 ; 
lawyer, practicing at Monroe, N. C, 1889. 

James L. S. Beckwith, 1464, born Pasquaton Co., 
N. C, September I9th, 1824 ; M. D. ; died at Cremer, 
N. C, March, 1866; graduated in medicine at Univ^er- 
sity of Pennsylvania, in 1854; practiced at Seottshill, 
N. C, and after at Swifts Creek, where he died ; mar- 
ried E valine Clifton of Ealeigh, N. C, in 1855. 

1471. Robertson; born 1856; M. D. ; graduated 



The Beckwiths. 165 

at Vanderbilt Uuiversity ; living Charlotte, 
N. C, in 1889. 

1472. Bosworth C. ; born 1858 ; lawyer ; living 

at Kaleigli, R C, in 1889. 

1473. Ann Julia; married Mr. Thackston, and 

was living at Raleigli, jS^. C, in 1889. 

1474. Susan ; living with her mother at Raleigh, 
N. C, in 1889. 

Thomas Beckwith, 1465, born Pasquaton Co., N. C, 
June 9th, 1825 ; lawyer ; practiced law in Plymouth, 
N. C. ; at the breaking out of the war he entered the 
C. S. Army, serving in the 24th Reg. N. C. Inf., from 
1861-63; died January 5th, 1863, from disease con- 
tracted during the campaigns in North-west Virginia ; 
married Henrietta T. Phelps, in 1857, at Plymouth, N. 
C. ; she was born in Washington Co., N. C, 1838. 

1475. John Percy. 

1476. Thomas Lynden ; born January 14th, 1858 ; 

M. D, ; graduated in medicine at College 
of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, 
1882 ; died February 22d, 1883. 
John Percy Beckwith, 1475, born June 24th, 1858; 

living at Jacksonville, Fla., in 1889; married Sadie 

W. Boyer, of Anniston, Ala. 

1477. Thomas Lyndon ; born June, 1885; living 

at Jacksonville, Fla., 1889. 
Watrus Beckwith, 1422, born Lyme, Conn., Sep- 
tember 18th, 1754 ; served in Continental Army, 1776. 

1478. John; born 1788, at Lyme, Conn. ; moved 

west. 



166 The BecTcwiths. 

1479. Stephen. 

Stephen Beckwith, 1479, resided at Pike, Wyoming 
Co., N. Y., in 1835; died there; married Narcissa 
Black. 

1480. Philo D. 

1481. Mrs. Thompson; living at Dawagiac, ^lich., 

1889. 
Philo D. Beckwith, 1480, born Pike, N. Y:, 1824; 
removed to Dawaaiac, Mich., 1844, where he enirao-ed 
in the manufacture of stoves, amassing a very large 
fortune entirely through his own exertions ; died there 
January 12th, 1889; married C. M. Scott, in 1844; 
livino; at Dawao-iac 1889. 

1482. Delia; married Ch. Gardner; living at Da- 

wagiac, 1889. 
Job Beckwith, 638, born Lyme, May 22d, 1705 ; 
married Elizabeth Harvey ; born Mass. 

1483. Harvey. 

1484. Ezekiel. 

1485. Job Beckwith; born New London, 1759; 

soldier Kevolutionary war, 177G to 1778; 
died Chemung Co., N. Y., in 1853 ; un- 
married. 
Harvey Beckwith, 1483, born Lyme, Conn., 1755; 
removed to Northampton, Mass. ; farmer ; married 
Josie Marion, January 17th, 1780; bom Mass., Oc- 
tober 23d, 1758. 

1486. Harris William. 



The Beckwiths. 167 

1487. William. 

Harris William Beck\\-itb, I486, bom Nortliampton, 
Mass., January IStb, 1781 ; died November 15tli, 
1818 ; married Pearly Briggs, January 2d, 1809 ; born 
Northampton. 

1488. William Harvey ; born January 18tli, 

1810; died March 9tli, 1825. 

1489. Francis E. 

1490. Henrietta; born Northampton, January 

6th, 1818 ; died Dorchester, March 9th, 

1819. 
Francis E. Beckwith, 1489, born Northampton, 
September 6th, 1817; settled at Litchfield, Mass.; 
married Mary Turner, April 16th, 1845 ; born Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

1491. Francis E. 

1492. Theodocia ; born Whitinsville, April 9th, 

1848 ; married L. Randall, at Springfield, 
January 10th, 1873 ; living at Springfield 
in 1889; children: Henry W., born April 
24th, 1877 ; Emma A., born November 
2d, 1881 ; Lora P., born January 18th, 
1883. 

1493. Henrietta L. ; born June 16th, 1852 ; mar- 

ried J. Pinches, May 14th, 1874 ; children: 
John, bom April 29th, 1875; Frank W., 
bom September 21st, 1876; Charles W., 
born June 27th, 1882. 

1494. Jennie; born Holyoke, August 29th, 1861 ; 

married C. F. Moore, January 4th, 1882 ; 



168 The Beckioiths. 

children : George T., born July 7th, 1883 ; 

Francis E., born October 9th, 1885. 
Francis E. Beckwith, 1491, born VVhitiusville, Feb- 
ruary 10th, 1846 ; married Henrietta S. Miller, May 
11th, 1869; born Springfield. 

1495. Charles Harris; born August 21st, IS70. 

1496. Henry W. ; born 1877. 

1497. Lora P. ; born Hartford, 1875. 

1498. Emma A. ; born 1881. 

William Beckwith, 1487, born February 18th, 1786 ; 
died at Dorchester, November 19th, 1823; married 
Betsy Northy, xlpril 26th, 1808; died Dorchester, 
June 12th, 1836. 

1499. James Harvey ; born Scituate, Mass., May 

16th, 1809; died at Dorchester, Mass., De- 
cember 19th, 1831. 

1500. Ira Lewis. 

1501. David Barnes. 

1502. William Henry. 

1503. Julia Ann ; bom at Dorchester, June 7th, 

1818; married Sloan; living at Milton, 
Mass., in 1888. 

1504. Clarina Wade ; born Dorchester, December 

25th, 1820; died August 5th, 1857, in 

Boston. 
• 1505. Laura A. ; born Dorchester, December 26th, 

1824 ; married Sam. Somes ; living at N. 

Attleboro, Mass., in 1889. 
L'a Lewis Beckwith, 1500, born Weymouth, Mass., 



The Beckwitks. 169 

June 24th, 1810 ; at Providence, R. I., January 9tli, 
1865. 

1516. Heniy L. ; merchant, Providence, R. I., in 

1889. 
David Barnes Beckwith, 1501, born Scituate, Mass., 
January 2d, 1813; died at Dorchester, November 1st, 
1837; married Caroline E. Fuller; bom Maine; died 
January 12th, 1875. 

1517. David Harvey. 

David Harvey Beckwith, 1517, born Dorchester, 
February 2-ith, 1836 ; carpenter and machinist ; U. S. 
VoL Service 1863-65, 2d R. I. Reg., wounded at the 
Battle of the Wilderness, May 4th, 1864; and was 
taken prisoner July, 1864; and made his escape April 
5th, 1865 ; married Susan A. Stone, June 29th, 1862 ; 
died May 29th, 1867 ; married 2d, A. E. Wood, March 
27th, 1872. 

1518. Minattie C. ; born September 18th, 1866; 
graduated from Providence High School, 
June 29th, 1887 ; living Providence, R. I., 
1889. 

William Henry Beckwith, 1502, born Scituate, Feb- 
ruaiy 29th, 1816 ; died Jamaica Plains, in 1860. 

1519. Henry ; living at Jamaica Plains, in 1889. 
Ezekiel Beckwith, 1485, born at JSTew London, in 

1757 ; moved to Colchester, Conn. ; died there ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Fosdick ; died New London. . ' 

1520. Nathan. 

1521. Betsy; married D. Phelps; and died at 

Salem, Conn. 
22 



170 The Beckwiths. 

1522. Sallie ; married Fuller ; and died at Salem, 

Conn. 

1523. Mercy. 

1524. Charity. 

1525. Grace. 

1526. Fosdick. 

1527. Moses. 

1528. Ezekiel. 

Nathan Beckwith, 1520, born New London, 1765 ; 
died at Old Lyme, Conn., January ISth, 1859 ; married 
Betsy Spencer ; born E. Haddam ; died Lyme, Decem- 
ber 28th, 1864. 

1529. George. 

1530. Harriet; born June 2d, 1801; married 

Seaver ; and died at Salem, Conn., in 187- ; 
they had two children: Henry, living at 
Deep Kiver, Conn., in 1889 ; and Maiy 
Ann, born February 1st, 1803 ; married 
Justin Jewett of New York. 

1531. Mary Ann ; born February, 1803 ; married 

J. Jewett. 

1532. Wmiam T. 

1533. Elizabeth; born September 21st, 1817; 

married John Kirtland ; living at Say- 
brook, Conn., in 1889. 
George Beckwith, 1529, born Lyme, Conn., Septem- 
ber 3d, 1799; died at Horseheads, N. Y., in 1862; 
married Mary Treadway ; born Salem. 

1534. Henry ; married and living at Park Station, 

N. Y., 1889. 



The BecTcwiths. 171 

1535. Mary ; mari-ied J. Hammond, and was liv- 

ing at Park Station in 1889. 
William T. Beckvvith, 1532, born at Lebanon, Conn., 
April 3d, 1813 ; died at Old Lyme, Conn., June 28th, 
1885 ; married Mary Havens, October 2Stli, 1848 ; 
born Sag Harbor, January 20th, 1819, 

1536. Jennie M. ; born Old Lyme, Conn,, Sep- 

tember 15th, 1853 ; living there in 1886. 

1537. William E. ; born Lyme, Conn., November 

17th, 1863; living ^in Erie, Penn., 1889; 
unmarried. 

1538. George C. ; born Lyme, Conn., February 

3d, 1865; living there 1889; unmarried. 

Ezekiel Beckwith, 1528, born New London; removed 

to Louisville, Ky. ; died there; married Jane McDonald, 

in 1821 ; born New Jersey, 1801 ; daughter of Eev. 

Mr. McDonald, an Episcopal clergyman of New Jersey. 

1539. John. 

1540. William. 

1541. Caroline ; married H. McClernan ; she was 

living in St. Loins, in 1889; children: 
Hannah, married Tom Wyatt ; Laura, 
married C Curry; living St. Louis, Mo., 
1889 ; Emma, married Sam Fenn ; living 
Hunters Bottom, Ky., in 1889 ; Anna, 

married Smith of Louisville, Ky. ; 

George, living Louisville, 1889. 

1542. Lod W. 

Lod W. Beckwith, 1542; M. D. : bom Campbell 
Co., Ky., October 26th, 1827 ; graduated March, 1856, 



172 The Beekwiths. 

from medical department of the University of Louis- 
ville, entered the U. S. Army, in 1861, as surgeon of 
the 38th Reg. Indiana Volunteers, and served in vari- 
ous capacities until he was mustered out in 1865, was 
physician to Indiana State Prison South for six years, 
has been in civil practice at Jeffersonville, Ind., where 
he was living in 1SS9 ; married Emma Jones, October 
29th, 1858; born Corydon, Ind., 1839. 

1543. William Jones; born October 29th, 1859. 

1544. Mitchel Jones ; born Nashville, August 4th, 

1854. 

1545. Jennie; born Nashville, August 4tb, 1854. 

1546. Emma Jones ; born December 4th, 1872, 
Thomas Beckw^th, 626, born at Lyme, Conn., De- 
cember 11th, 1711 ; removed to Bristol, Conn., in 1789 ; 
and had six children. 

1547. Thomas. 

Thomas Beckwith, 1547, born at Lyme, Conn., 1746 ; 
farmer ; deacon Presbyterian Church ; died at Burling- 
ton, Conn., 1830 ; living at Batavia in 1807 ; at Bris- 
tol in 178U ; enlisted 1776, in Revolutionary Army, 
Lay's Co., Parsons' Reg., 3d Conn. Line, was at battle 
of Bunker Hill, re-enlisted, 1777, for two months, re-en- 
listed, 1778, for four months, drafted, 1778, on the brig 
Defiance for three months, and served in the privateer 
service six years. 

1548. Flavel. 

1549. Parnell; married Dibbell of Hartford. 

1550. Ursula; married J. Hart. 

1551. Annie; manied Crowell of Hartford. 



The Beckioiths. 173 

1552. Thomas. 

1553. Har\^ey. 

Harvey Beckwith, 1553, born at Burlingtou, Coun. 

1554. Harvey. 

1555. Job. 

Flavel Beckwitli, 1548, born Burlington, June ITtli, 
1T82 ; died in Nelson Co., Ohio, 1874. 

1556. Balzaman. 

1557. Caroline; born September 14th. 1803; mar- 

ried Dr. Foote of Nelson Co., Ohio. 
1557a. Edmund ; born 1809. 

1558. Polly; born March 7th, 1812; married 

Addie of Burlington, Conn. 

1559. Gay E.; born April 5th, 1823; living at 

Cleveland, Ohio, in ISSS. 

1560. Thomas. 

1561. Wolston. 

1562. John; born June 16th, 1816; removed to 

Windham, Ohio. 

1563. Seth ; born September 3d, 1818; removed 
to Nelson Co., Ohio. 

1563a. Ann; born December 6th, 1820. 

1564. Wells E. ; born December 26th, 1826 ; liv- 

ing at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889; married 
Aurelia. 

1565. Flavel. 

Ralzaman Beckwith, 1556, bom Burlington, Novem- 
ber 17th, 1801 ; farmer; removed to Genesee, N. Y. ; 
married Eliza Jostin, March 11th, 1834; born March 
4th, 1813, at Clili'ord, Penn. 



174 The Beokwiths. 

1566. Flavel. 

1567. Diamond ; married Dr. Moores of Iowa. 

1568. Tliomas D. 

1569. John. 

Thomas D. Beckwith, 1568, born Lakeville, N. Y., 
February 14th, 1835 ; to Rochester, N. Y. ; married 
A. D. Rhodes, December 4th, 1866; born June 14th, 
1845. 

1570. Carrie M. ; born January 9th, 1870. 
lo71. Anson J.; born February 26th, 1872, at 

Rochester, N. Y. 
John Beckwith, 1569, born in Kelson Co., Ohio, Au- 
gust 11th, 1842 ; married Amanda C. Nelson, Novem- 
ber 14th, 1867; living at DesMoines, Iowa, in 1889. 

1572. William M. ; born September 28th, 1868. 

1573. Jessie M. ; born September 15th, 1871. 
1573a. Andrew N. ; born 1877 ; died 1878. 

1574. Royden and Roy, twins ; born August 21st, 

1881. 
Thomas Beckwith, 1560, born Burlington, Conn., 
December 5th, 1807; removed to Cleveland, Ohio; his 
first wife was H. Beardsley ; born May 1st, 1816; died 
June 3d, 1843; he was living at Cleveland in 1889. 

1575. Hanna A. ; born May 1st, 1835. 

1576. Dr. Edmund M. 

1577. Shelden. 

1578. Columbus C. 

Dr. Edmund M. Beckwith, 1576, born October 14th, 
1836; married Ann Dickerman in 1860 ; born Febru- 



The BeckwUhs. 175 

ary 22d, 1838 ; lie moved to Colorado in 1886 ; to 
Santa Rosa, Cal., in 1888. 

1579. Nellie M. ; born Knoxville, Tenn., May 

24tli, 1860. 

1580. Mary ; born April 24th, 1861. 

Shelden Beckwitli, 1577, born December 27tli, 
1838 ; removed to Cleveland, Ohio ; living there in 
1889; manufacturer; married Ann Page, November 
14th, 1864. 

1581. George S. ; living at Cleveland, Ohio, in 

1889. 

1582. Fannie ; living at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. 
Columbus C. Beckwith, 1578, born June 29th, 

1842 ; liWng at St. Paul, jVlinn., in 1888 ; Fargo, N. 
D., in 1891; married J. A. Sherwin, December 28th, 
1865 ; born June 8th, 1846. 

1583. Sherwin C. ; born at St. Paul, June 29th, 

1868. 
Thomas Beckwath, 1560, his second wife was H. L. 
Panie ; born April 16th, 1819. 

1584. Harriet ; born February 2d, 1819. 

1585. Albro M.; born September 10th, 1861. 

1586. Alice M. ; born September 20th, 1861. 

1587. Flavel. 

1588. Thomas P. 

Flavel Beckwith, 1587, born September 7th, 1850 ; 
banker at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889 ; married A, 
Haight ; born January 29th, 1853. 

1589. Grace L. ; ])orn November 20th, 1883. 

1590. Ada M.; born February 27th, 1886. 



176 The Bechioiths. 

Thomas R. Beck\\atL, 1588, born December 14tli, 
1857 ; book-keeper at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1888 ; mar- 
ried F. D. Romp. May •26th, 18S1. 

1591. Florence; born June 29th, 1885. 
Wolston Beckwith, 1561, born at New Hartford, 

Conn., February 10th, 1810; removed to Oberlin, 
Ohio ; died there July 19th, 1874; married Maria Tay- 
lor, October 21st, 1835 ; born Tallmadge, Summit Co., 
Ohio, March 28th, 1817; 

1592. Charles F. 

Charles F. Beck^vith, 1592, born Nelson, Portage 
Co., Ohio, September 19th, 1839 ; brought up in the 
hardware business, afterward a banker at Oberlin, 
Ohio, in 1889 ; married Ellen C. Fletcher, August 
12th, 1861 ; bom Eden, N. Y., July 23d, 1840. 

1593. Louie Maria ; bom July 20th, 1864. 

1594. Charles Clifton; born September 12th, 1868. 

1595. Frank Fletcher; born May 27th, 1871. 

1596. John Wolston; born June 31st, 1875. 
Flavel Beckwith, 1565, born June 16th, 1816; re- 
moved to Massillon, Ohio; married Emma Kill of 
Massillon, Ohio. 

1597. Sophia; married J. Roberts of Mansfield, 

Ohio; children: Thomas, Flora, William. 
1597a. Sarah; married A. Hoff in 1863. 

1598. William F. ; U. S. V. S., 1861-65; killed 

at battle of Rocky Face Ridge, served in 
Col. Mcllvane's Reg. 

1599. Thomas; livingat Mansfield, Ohio, in 1888; 



The Bccholths. 177 

married Sarali A. Hoff; born March 3d, 
1863. 

1600. Johu. 

1601. Hiram. 

John Beckwitli, 1000, U. S. V. S., 1861-5, 102d 
Ohio, Cul. McGloeklen ; was living at Mansfield, Ohio, 
in 1881; married M. E. Massie. 

1602. Emma A. 

1603. Harva. 

1604. Sadie. 

1605. Clara. 

1606. Olive. 

1607. Charlie. 

1608. Nellie. 

Hiram Beckwith, 1601, married Agnes Stump. 

1609. Addie. 

1610. Ethel. 

Thomas Beckwith, 1552, born at Exeter, N. Y., No- 
vember 6th, 1789 ; to McDonough, N. Y. ; removed to 
Cincinnatus, N. Y., 1850 ; died there, September 21st, 
1860; married Dlllamy Comstock; born November 
21st, 1787 ; died at McDonough, November 27th, 1850. 

1611. Azubah; born August 9th, 1811; died 

March 27th, 1853 ; married Joshua Perkins. 

1612. Sephrona; born July 15th, 1816; married 

Oliver Hutchinson ; had four children. 

1613. Cordelia; born December 7th, 1820; died 

August 8th, 1878; married Albert Skill- 
man. 
23 



178 The Beckwiths. 

1614. Bellamy; born January 2 2d, 1825; mar- 

ried David Ellswortli ; living in 1880. 

1615. Samuel. 
1615a. Albert. 

1616. Harmonious. 

Samuel Beckwitli, 1615. born at ^MeDonough, Janu- 
ary 20th, 1818; died July 22d, 1887; married Sarali 
Skillman. 

1617. Seward; living at Cincinnatus, N. Y., in 

1888. 
Harmonious Beckwitb, 1616, born McDonough, N. 
Y., February 14tL, 1823; died at Cincinnatus, N. Y,, 
February 12th, 1873; married ]\[aiT Skillman, Janu- 
ary 1st, 1819 ; born McDonough, ]S\ Y., August 8th, 
1833. 

1618. Sarah A. ; born November 9th, 1850 ; mar- 

ried Yokia Wood ; living at Cincinnatus, 

N. Y., in 1889; one child, Estella, born 

December 27th, 1882. 
1618a. Thomas S. ; born July 9th, 1851; died 

1857. 
1618b. Harris B. ; born April 13th, 1856; died 

1861. 

1619. Fidelia; born November 25th, 1853; died 

1853. 

1620. Ella D. ; born March 26th, 1860; married 

Ralph Harvey, December 24th, 1884 ; liv- 
ing at Cincinnatus, in 1889 ; one child 
Blanche, born June 18th, 1886. 



The Beckioiths. 179 

1620a. Beujaman ; bom Marcli 31st, 1867; liv- 
ing at Cinciuuatus, IS 88. 

1620b. Lyman G. ; born April 23d, 1869 ; living 
at Cincinnatns, 1889. 

1621. Devillo J. ; born March 15tli, 1862 ; me- 

clianic ; married Blanch Brooks, June 10th, 
1885; born Cortland Co., N. Y., August 
20th, 1868; living Binghamton, N. Y., in 
1889. 

1622. Harmonious V. 

1622a. Nellie J. ; born April 8th, 1865; married 
Will Smith, January 1st, 1889. 
Harmonious V. Beck with, 1622, born March 27th, 
1858 ; livino; at Cincinnatns in 1889 ; married Alice 
Council, February 26th, 1885. 

1623. Baby; born July 5th, 1889. 
Harmonious Beck with, 1616. 

1624. Kittle; born April Sth, 1865; married 

Will Smith, Jan 1st, 1889. 

1625. Benjamau L. ; born March 31st, 1867; liv- 

ing at Cincinnatns, 1889. 

1626. Lumau C; born April 28th, 1869; living 

at Cincinnatns, 1889. 
Joseph Beckwith, 625, born Lyme, Conn., 1700; 
died August 9 th, 1764. 

1627. Asa. 

Asa Beckwith, 1627, born Lyme, Conn., about 1734. 

1628. Chauncey. 

1629. Wolcot; settled in N. Y. 

1630. Keuben. 



180 The BeckwitJis. 

1680a. Lois; boni 1765. 

1631. Abigail; born 1759; married De Wolf. 

1632. Asa. 

1633. JosepL 

Chauncey Beekwitb, 1028, born Lyme, Conn.; re- 
moved to Bristol, Conn , and died tliere ; married Jan- 
uary 27tli, 17S0. 

1634. Chauncey; born Bristol; removed to Ak- 

ron, Ohio, in 1SS8. 

1635. John; born Bristol; removed to Licking 

Co., Ohio, 182-4. 

1636. Enos. 

1637. Asa. 

1638. Emaline; married Ives; her daughter Ophe- 

lia was living at Bristol in 1889. 

1639. Amy; married; her daughter Amanda Car. 
ter, living at So. Euclid, Ohio, in 1889. 

Enos Beckwith, 1630, born Bristol, Conn. ; removed 
to Licking Co., Ohio, in 1824; died at Martinsl lurg, 
Ohio; married Clarissa Hart, June, 1822; died at 
Sycamore, 111. 

1640. Cliauncey B. 

Chauncey B. Beckwith, 1640, born Martinsburg, 
Ohio; died at Sycamore, IlL, August 30th, 1869; 
married IMary A. Woolsey, March 21, 1855, born 
Austinsburg, Ohio, May 13th, 1835. 

1641. Clara; married Flannery ; living at Engle- 

wood, III, in 1889. 

1642. Anna; born 1868; died 1869. 

1643. Thomas Welsy. 



The Bechclihs. 181 

Thomas Welsy Beckwitli, KUo, born Xoveinber 
18tL, 1857 ; dentist, at Sterling, 111., in 1SS9 ; married 
Hattie K. Tracy, Xovember 5tli, 1881, born Spring 
field, Mass., August 2d. 1859. 

1614. Clara Tracy; born August 30tli, 1885. 

1645. Mary L. ; ]x)rn November 22d. 1886. 

1646. John T. ; born September 5th, 18S8. 

Asa Beckwith, 1687, born Bristol, Conn., J 789 ; re- 
moved to Ohio in 1826; married Sarah Barnes of 
Bristol. 

1647. Eli B. 

1648. Hiram. 

1649. Dewitt. 

1650. Orlando; born Ohio; died 1864, of disease 

contracted in the U. S. Vol. Service ; mar- 
ried Harriet Wilson, in 1854, of Zanesville. 

1651. Charles B. ; born in Ohio ; died in 1856. 

1652. Sarah ; married George Mooi-e ; living at 

Newark, Ohio, in 1859. 
Eli Bartholomew Beckwith, 1647, born Bristol, Feb- 
ruary 21st. 1823; died Westminister, Md., June 22d, 
1881 ; married Sarah A. Howard, at Zanesville ; living 
at Baltimore, Md., 1889. 

1653. Ariana ; born New^ark, Ohio, in 1853 ; mar- 

ried February, 1888, and moved to Flag- 
staf, Arizona, in 1889. 

1654. Frederick ]M. ; born Baltimore, Md., in 

1855; died Zanesville, Ohio, in 1877. 

1655. William R. ; born Baltimore, Md., in 1856 ; 



182 The Beckwiths. 

married ]\Iarie McCarthy of Chicago, 111. ; 
living at New York city in 1889. 

1656. Charles Barnes; born 1864; died 1865. 

1657. Ella Cole ; born Zanesville in 1863 ; died 

1864. 

1658. Alice; born 1866; died 1875. 

Reuben Beckwitli, 1630, born Cloverache on the 
Hudson, November 10th, 176'1; died near Cleveland, 
Ohio; married Elizabeth Utley, born Cloverache on the 
Hudson, October 13th, 1768; died Cleveland, Ohio. 

1659. David. 

1660. Wolcot; born December 31st, 1789; died 

Oneida Co., N. Y. 

1661. Charlotte; born February 15th, 1791; mar- 

ried Tallmadge of Blissfield, Ohio. 

1662. Polly; born June 19th, 1795; married; 

and died in Isiioh . 

1663. Martha; born July 21st, 1797; married 
Saulsbury. 

1664. Lemuel. 

1665. Henry; horn August 11th, 1799; died un- 

married. 

1666. Betsy; born February 24th, 1804. 

1667. Lucy; born May 11th, 1811. 

1668. Nelson; born July 3d, 1806 ; died in Mich. 

1669. Saxton. 

David Beckwith, lt)59, born at Lyme, Conn., Feb- 
ruary 15th, 1787; died at Warrensville, Ohio. 

1670. David. 

1671. Letta. 



The Beckwlths. 183 

Lemuel BeekwitL, 1664, boi'u Westouville, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., April ISth, 17^3; removed to Tyantig, 
Ontario, in 1832 ; married Betsy Hicks, in 1861, born 
at Rutland, Vt., November 8tli, 1703 ; died at Cobden, 

m. 

1672. Martha A.; born February 17th, 1817; 

died August 17th, 1828. 

1673. Mary; born May 14th, 1821 ; married H. 
B. Barton, September 19th, 1839; living 
at Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1889. 

1674. George. 

1675. Sandford W. ; born at EUisburgh, Jefferson 

Co., N. Y., ]\Iarch 17th 1830 ; pomologist ; 
living at Cobden, 111., in 1889; married 
Mary Swan, February 14th, 1854, born 
Westonville, N. Y., November 30th, 1830; 
no children. 

1676. Joseph. 

1677. Henry N. 

1678. Maremus. 

George Beckwith, 1674, burn N. Y. State. May 18th, 
1818; resided at Tweed, Ontario; married J. A. Pro- 
vort, in 1840, burn Canada, November 30th, 1816; 
living at Shannousville, Ont., in 1889. 

1679. Marshall ; living at Cobden, 111., 1889. 

1680. Mallissa A. 

1681. Elizabeth J. 

1682. Uriah Eldridge. 

1683. John P. 

John Percival Beckwith, 1683, born November loth. 



184 The Beckioiths. 

1849; carriage wood-worker ; living at Chicago, 111., 
in 1889 ; mlTvi^^ Kate E. Ebei-hart, October 18tli, 
1876, born at Chicago, 111.. October 11th, 1S57. 
1681. Anna F. ; born June 29th, 1877. 

1685. George ; born August 16th, 1878. 

1686. Henry A. ; born [November loth, 1879. 

1687. Edward J. ; born October 21st, 1821. 

1688. Charles E. ; born January 13th, 1883. 

1689. Mary E. ; born May 25th, 1886. 

Joseph Beckwith, 1676, born Sidney, Ont., June 
30th, 1832; living at London, Ont., in 1889; married Ori- 
ana Bushn'ell, 185S, born in England, March 4th, 1841. 

1690. JenetteM. ; born 1860; married and living 

in London, Ont., 1889. 

1691. Frank; born 1862; married. 

1692. Luella; born 1867. 

1693. Amelia; born 1869. 

1694. Laura; born 1872. 

1695. Florence; bom 1874. 

1696. Dudley ; born 1877. 

Henry Nelson Beckwith, 1677, born Canada, June 
20th, 1835 ; carpenter and house joiner ; livmg at 
Selby, Ont., in 1889; married Flora Eraser, January 
nth, 1864, born Lansdale, Ont, March 4th, 1841. 

1697. Lewis; born October 19th, 1864. 

1698. Lemuel Nelson ; born February 22d, 1866. 

1699. Ellen ; V)orn October 23d, 1867. 

1700. Franklin ; born November 4th, 1868. 

1701. Christian; born October 7th, 1871. 

1702. Norman A. ; born October 29th, 1873. 



The Beclwiths. 185 

1702. Malcolm F. ; born June 20tli, 1877. 

1703. Sabra; born June 15tb, 1879. 
Maremus Beckwith,, 1678, born at Eome, Oneida 

Co., N. Y., December 25tli, 1822 ; gardener; married 
Aluria Wyman, Marcli 10th, 1849, born Ontario, 
Prince Edward Co., Canada. November 25tli, 1822 ; 
living Sliaronville, Ont., in 1889. 

1704. Louisa; born August lOtli, 1848. 

1705. Betsy J.; born June 14tli, 1850. 

1706. Maremus B.; born March 11th, 1852 ; liv- 

ing Central City, Dakota, in 1889. 

1707. Millburn; died bctoV)er 2d, 1857. 

1708. Martha A. ; born April 14th, 1856. 

1709. AValter S. ; born September 15th, 1853; 
living Central City, Dakota, in 1889. 

1710. Aluria M. ; born May 12th, 1858. 

1711. Chauncey W. ; born January 12th, 1862; 
living Central City, Dakota, in 1889. 

X 1712. Laura J. ; bom June 15th, 1864, 

Saxton Beckwith, 1669, born August 12th, 1801, in 
Oneida Co., N. Y. ; married Sally Burgess. 

1713. Susan; married Main. 

1714. Martha; married Dakin. 

1715. Warden ; married Sarah Peck. 

1716. Millisa; married Ellis. 

1717. Lucy; married J. McKinney. 

1718. Harriette ; married Linderman. 

1719. Henry. 

1720. Daniel. 

1721. Esquire. 
24 



186 The Beckwiths. 

Henry Beckwith, 1719, born in 1840; removed to 
Mansfield, Ohio; U. S. V. S., 1861-65 ; married J. C. 
Guest, September 15tli, 1865. 

1722. Bertram H. ; born September, 1866. 

1723. Charlie E. ; bora September 18th, 1875. 

1724. Freddy C. ; born January 26th, 1880. 
Daniel Beckwith, 1720/born Monroe, Ohio; U. S. 

V. S., 1861-65; married H. Peck in 1867. 

1725. Inez. 

Esquire Beckwith, 1721 ; U. S. V. S., 1861-64. 

1726. Levi. 

1727. Eddie. 

1728. Ernest. 

1729. Florence. 

1730. Eva. 

1731. Jane. 

1732. Chauncey. 

Asa Beckwith, 1632, born in N. Y. State; settled 
in N. Y. 

1733. Joseph. 

1734. Ira. 

•' 1735. Polly. . r ;. v'.' 

1736. David. ;• . • ^'/^''{ti-k'-W' 

1737. Patience. ■ ' ■ '.> 

1738. Eleanor. 

Joseph Beckwith, 1633, born at Lyme, Conn., in 
1749; died 1834; man-ied Mrs. Esther W. "Wait 
nee Daniels, born in 1765. 

1739. Hepsibah; born 1799; married F. Cham- 

pion. 



The Beckioiths. 187 

1740. Harriet; bora 1807; married J. Haynes. 

1741. Pticliard Beckwitli. 

Richard Beekwith, 1741, born Lyme, Conn., in 
1786; soklierof the War of 1812-14; married Free- 
love Smith ; died at New London, Conn. 

1742. Leonard. 

1 743. Amanda ; married Crocker. 

1744. Lucrissia; married Demison of New Lon- 

don. 

1745. Francis D. 

Francis D. Beekwith, 1745, born Waterford, Conn., 
April 28th, ISIO ; married Nancy A. Howe, Novem- 
ber 4th, 1832, born Delhi, N. Y., September 14th, 
1813. 

1746. George T. 

1747. Thomas A. 

1748. Jeannette C. 

1749. Horace. 

1750. Anson J. 

1751. Nathan. 

1752. Orrin Wolcott. 

Orrin Wolcott Beekwith, 1752, born Waterford, 
Conn., February 14th, 1838; steamboat pilot ; married 
twice ; first wife was Ellen M. Sistaire, whom he mar- 
ried October 30th, 1860, born Groton, Conn., March 
1st, 1838; married 2d, Aluira S. Barrows, born March 
7th, 1835, 

1753. Tressa S. ; married Frank Edgecomb, Sep- 

tember 30th, 1883. 

1754. Orrin P. 



188 The Beckiciths. 

1755. Lottie H. ; married Wm. H. Trail, Marcli 

14tb, 1889. 
Elijah Beckwitli, 682, born at New Loudou, 1716; 
married Joanna Watrous. 

1756. Elijah. 

1757. Lydia; born October 23d, 1752. 

1758. Joanna; born October 23d, 1752. 
175V). Hezekiah ; born September 12th, 1754. 

1760. Stephen. 

1761. George. 

1762. Samnel. 

Elijah Beckwith, 1756, born New Loudon, 1750: 
died 1780 ; married Sally Miller of Lyme, Conn. 

1763. Joanna; died 1828; married Sabin K. 

Smith. 

1764. A daughter; adopted by a family in Ver- 

mont. 

1765. Joseph M. 

Joseph M. Beckwith, 1765, born Vermont, 1773 ; 
carpenter; died Watertown, N. Y., 1878; married 
Sally in 1766, his cousin, daughter of Ezra Beckwith 
of Lyme, Conn.; she died at St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., 
in 1846. 

1766. Lydia J.; born Lyme, Conn., Februaiy 4th, 

1807; married D. Lessee, February 10th, 
1828; he died: married 2d, Nathan Xoyes, 
September 10th, 1840; she was living at 
Marble Rock, Iowa, in 1889; children: 
Daniel Lessee, born March 24th, 1831 ; 
married Laura Cooper of Watertown, N. 



The Beckwlths. 189 

Y.; living there iu 1889; Hiram, born 
Marcli 8(1, 1884. 

1767. Hiram; born Lyme, February 28tla, 1809; 

a sailor ; died at New London, August 
29tb, 1829. 

1768. Alfred. 

1769. Jeremiah. 

1770. Elijah. 

Alfred Beckwith, 1768, born Lyme, Conn., Septem- 
ber 25th, 1811; farmer; died 'at Orleans, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y., January, 1877; mairied Armenia Wood in 
1833, born St. Lawrence Co., N. Y, February 11th, 
1815. 

1771. Annie; married Hiram Ellis; living Clay- 
ton, N. Y., iu 1SS9. 

1772. Harriette; married Peek; living at Plessis, 

N. Y., in 1889. 

1773. Orion; born Lyme, Conn., March 20th, 

1851; living at Otto Lake, xMich., in 1889; 
mariied Sylvia Turner. 

1774. Hiram. 

Hiram Beckwith, 1774, born St. Lawrence Co., N. 
Y., January 13th, 1850; farmer at LaFargeville, N. 
Y., in 1889; married Dora S. Buskirk, November 15th, 
1871; born at Clayton, N. Y., December, 1S49. 

1775. Earl N.; born March 4th, 1875. 

1776. Edith M.; born September 10th, 1877. ' 

1777. Grace J. ;. born May 31st, 1888. 
Jeremiah Beckwith, 1769, born Lyme, Conn., No- 
vember 23d, 1814; distiller at Cleveland, Ohio, in 



190 The Bechwiths. 

1889; 1st wife, Cliai-lotte Jones; married 2d wife, 
August 14th, 1851; bom February 16tli, 1838; died 
Cleveland, Ohio, June 27th, 1872. 

1778. Charles G.; born Clayton. N. Y., 1851 ; 
died at Fort Missoula, Montana, in 1883 ; 
unmarried. 

1779. Lonon; born Canada West, February 29tli, 

1855 ; married John A. Higgs, March 12th, 
1886; he died November 2d, 1887; she 
was living at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889; one 
child : Charles Howard, born Cleveland, 
Ohio, September 17th, 1883. 

1780. William M. ; carriage painter ; living at 
Denver, Colo., in 1889 ; married Edith 
Cramer, September 16th, 1886. 

1781. Edgar J. ; machinist at Montreal, Canada, 
in 1889 ; unmarried. 

' Jeremiah Beckwith, 1769, married Harriette Shel- 
den, 2d wife. 

1782. Shelden; U. S. V. S.; killed in battle. 

1783. Jenks; farmer in Kansas. 

1784. Augusta; married William Kelly of Rod- 

man, N. Y. 
Elijah Beckwith, 1770, born March 20th, 1817; liv- 
ing at La Fargeville, N. Y. ; married twice; 1st wife, 
Betsy Hinds; by his 2d wife, Pheodore E. Shelden, 
born October 7th, 1826, he had the followino; 
children : 

1785. Mary L. ; born April 20th, 1840; married 



The Beckwiths. 191 

Layfelt; living at Marble Rock, Iowa, in 
1889. 

1786. Ellen E.; born July 5tli, 1855; married 

Lew Leach ; living at Perch River, N. Y., 
in 1889. 

1787. Martha L.; born September 6th, 1843. 

1788. Charles R. ; born September 13th, 1842. 

1789. Gilbert; born July 2i>d, 1846. 

1790. Norman E. ; born April 11th, 1852. 

1791. Willard C. ; born September 27th, 1848; 

farmer at La Fargeville, 1889. 

1792. Alvin W.; born April 11th, 1852; married 

Georgiana Drury. 
Stephen Beckwith, 640, born Lyme, Conn., August 
10th, 1709; died at Hartford, 178S; ensign of Train 
Band of Hartford ; he married Hannah Newton, May 
17th, 1742; died at Lyme, Conn., May 16th, 1746. 

1793. Cyrus G.; born October ISth, 1743; cap- 
tain 2d Reg. N. Y. Line in the Continen- 
tal Army. 

1794. Jerusha; born May 16th, 1746. 
Stephen Beckwith, 640, man'ied Jerusha Watrous, 

December 16th, 1747; born 1730; died 1796. 

1795. Jeysie. 

1796. Jerusha. 

1797. Azubah ; married Jessie Peck. 

Jeysie Beckwith, 1795, born Lyme, Conn., 1753, 
then " Chesterfield Society;" served in the Continental 
Army; died 1840; married Esther Smith of Montville; 
died 1838 at Lyme, Conn. 



192 The Beckwiths. 

1798. Betsy; died unmarried. 

1799. Elijah. 

1800. NatLan. 

1801. Ezra; born Lyme; removed to Bloomfield; 

died in Wis.; married Paniol Crane of 
Rochester, N. Y. 

1802. Sylvnnns. 

1803. Nathaniel. 

1804. Jeysie. 

1805. Israel. 

Sylvanus Beckwith, 1S02, horn Lyme, Conn,, Feb- 
ruary 14th, 1787; removed to Bloomfield, N. Y.; died 
Cassopolis, Micli.j February 21:th, lSi'9; married Lydia 
H. Goold, February 12th, 1809; born Lyme, Conn., 
November 23d, 1792; died at Dawcigiac, Mich., Sep- 
tember 15th, 1875. 

1806. I-Iattie; living at Davvagiac, Mich., in 1889. 

1806a. ; married James Sullivan; livinjz 

Dawagiac, Mich., in 1889. 

1807. Walter. 

Walter G. Beckwith, 1807, born at West Bloomfield, 
N. Y., January 8th, ISIO; died at Cassopolis, Mich.; 
married Eliza A. Lee, May 2 2d, 1838 ; born at Bloom- 
field, December 2d, 1811. 

1808. Frank L. 

1809. Edwin N. 

Frank L. Beckwith, 1808, born at Cassopolis, Mich., 
March 10th, 1814; died Sej)tember 30th, 1876, at 
Dawagiac, Mich. 



The Beckwiths. 193 

1810. Fred L. ; living at Dawagiac, Micli., in 

1889. 

1811. E. Blanch ; living at Dawagiac in 1889. 
Edwin jST. Beckwith, 1809, born at Cassopoli.s, Oc- 
tober 21st, 1847; farmer; man'ied C. L. Sullivan, 
August 6tli, 1869 ; born Horicon, Wis., February 1st, 
1850. 

1812. Charles G. ; born at Dawagiac, April 19th, 

1870. 

1813. Walter G. ; born at Dawagiac, November 

29th, 1871. 
Nathaniel Beckwith, 1803, born Lyme, Conn.; died 
at Bloomfield ; married Clarissa Guthrie, in 1816 ; 
born Mass. 

1814. Watts. 

Watts Beckwith, 1814, born at Bloomfield, June 
8th, 1825 ; living at Daytonia, Fla., in 1889 ; nmrried 
A. Gilkey, Novem])er, 1869; born N. H., in 1832. 

1815. Charles Gilkey ; died young. 

Jeysie Beckwith, 1804, born at Lyme, Conn., 1790; 
died 1829; married Obiah Rogers; died aged 90, 
March 3d, 1822. 

1816. Laura; married Seth Crocker. 

1817. Azubah; married E. Atwood, and moved 
to Cab ; she died August 7t]i. 1881. 

1818. Henry F. ; living at Providence, E,. L, in 

1889. 
Israel Beckwith, 1805, born Lyme, Conn., May 2d, 
ir94; died September 21st, 1859; married Eunice 
Hilliard in 1819 ; died May 28th, 1884. 
25 



19i The Beckwitks. 

1819. Eliplialet. 

1820. Elias H. 

Eliplialet Beckwith, 1819, born May 13tb, 1821 ; 
died Januaiy 30th, 1SS6; married Sarah A. Rathburu. 

1821. Albert; born April 8th, 1S51; living at 

Norwich, Conn., in 1889; not mamed. 
Elias H. Beckwdth, 1820, born at Xor\yich, Conn., 
June 23d, 1823; merchant; married M. J. Davis, Jan- 
uary 4th, 1862; living iSTorwich, Conn., in 1SS9. 

1822. William W.; born at Norwich, June 23d, 

1863; married Lillian W. Sears, November 
Tth, 1866. 
Nathaniel Beckwith, 639, born Lyme, Conn., Janu- 
ary 6th, 1707. 

1823. Niles. 

1824. Jabez. 

Niles Beckwith, 1823, born Lyme, Conn., in 1753 ; 
removed toLempster, N. H. (Sullivan County); soldier 
in the Continental Army ; during one of the battles he 
had a narrow escape — "a ball cut the knot of his 
cravat;" died at Unity, N. H., in 1821. 

1825. Warren. 

1826. Byron. 

1827. Bethuel. 

1828. Lauren. 

1829. Lucinda. 

1830. Clarissa; married Caleb Sales; 2dly, married 
Holt; their children were : Louisa, Kox- 
anna, Oscar. 



The Beckioiihs. 195 

1831. Polly; married Hodge of Lempster; chil- 

dren: Chester, Koiille. 

1832. Betsy; married Moses Cooper of Greenfield. 

1833. Esther ; married Fuller of Sutton. 

1834. Nelson ; died young. 

Warren Beekwith, 1825, born Lempster, N. H., Au- 
gust 20th, 1779; farmer; died in 1830; married Sta- 
tira Redding, February 15th, 1805 ; born July 12th, 
1780; died Lempster, August 11th, 1839. 

1835. Charles G. 

1836. Joseph AV. 

1837. Luciuda ; born at Lempster, October 10th, 

1809; died October 17th. 1850; married 
Charles Bignall of Ackworth ; children : 
Mary, Henry, Helen, Mary, Hattie P. 

1838. Harriett C. ; l)orn August 26th, 1819 ; died 

November 16th, 1880 ; married 1st, J. P. 
Bignall, August 11th, 1839; their chil- 
dren : Thomas W., born August 3d, 1840 ; 
U.S. Vol. Service, 1861-4;^ killed battle 
of Gettysburg ; Parmelia S., born Novem- 
ber 16th, 1843; married George B. Alex- 
ander ; living Gilsum, N. H, 1889; Lu- 
sylva A., born June 1st, 1846; married 
Henry Temple ; Charles P.. born Novem- 
ber 6th, 1851; living West Swansey, N. 
H., 1889; married Lucy T. Brown ; after 
BigD all's death she married Asa E. Howe, 
August' 20th, 1839 ; the children by this 
2d marriage were: Austin L., born July 



196 The BecJcioiths. 

28d, 1858 ; George C, born May 3(1, 1860; 
Johnny A. D., bora July 23d. 1862. 

1839. Esther P.; bom February Uth, 1825; died 

April 4th, 1873 ; married James P. Reed ; 
children : Albert H., Darwin H., Edwiu 
W., Abbie A., Edah C. 

1840. Sarah A. ; born March 7th, 1813 ; died 

April 4th, 1874; married Chapin Burt of 

Hillsboro, N. H. ; children : Sarah Ann, 

Alwidda, Milan, Hattie. 
1840a. Huldah ; born August 15th, 1817; died 

August Ibth, 1817. 
1840b. Statira; born August 3d, 1818; died 

young. 

1841. Thomas A. 

1842. Silas S. 

1842a. Lucy S. ; born April 19th, 1821; died 
young. 
Charles G. Beckvvith, 1835, born July 16th, 1805; 
married Fanny Badger; born at Peterboro, N. H. 

1843. John W. 

1844. Nancy. 

1845. Stephen H. 

Joseph W. Beckwith, 1836, born at Lempster, N. 
H., October 11th, 1807; died June 13th, 1872; mar- 
ried five times; 2d, married to Pauline Cummins of 
Unity ; 5th, married to Rebecca Pierce, November 
5th, 1859 ; born at Hancock in 1809 ; removed to Gil- 
sum, N. H., ^vhere she died ; 1st, married Erminia J. 
Buswell. 



The Bechwiths. 197 

1846. Edward S. 

1847. Emma S. 

Joseph W. Beckwitli. 1830, 3d wife, Sarali L. Pal- 
mer of Bradford, N. H. 

1848. Kirk. 

1849. Francis A. ; born at Welton, October 26tli, 

1844. 
Joseph W. Beckwith, 1836, 4th wife, Belinda Brown 
of Mt. Vernon, Mass. 

1850. Henry S. 

Henry S. Beckwith, 1S50, born at Bennington, De- 
cember 20th, 1840; married Jennie Welch, Jannary 
20th, 1875. 

1851. Lena; born August 12th, 1876. 
Thomas A. Beckwith, 1841, born at Lempster, De- 
cember 29th, 1811 ; married Ellen Patterson. 

1852. Martin W. 

1853. Thomas A. 

1854. Silas S. 

1855. Ellen M. 

1856. Emma J. 

1857. William H. 

1858. Charles F. 

1859. Ed\\dn W. 

1860. George O. . ■ 

1861. Freddy C. 

Silas S. Beckwith, 1842, born at Lempster, N. H., 
April 11th, 1816 ; removed to Claremont, Dodge Co., 
Minn., in 1856 ; farmer; living there in 1889 ; married 



198 The Beckwiths. 

Electa Reed, April 14tli, 1S40; born Langdoii, N. IL, 
July 8tli, 1816. 

1862. Darwin O. ; born Lenipster, N. H., Jnly 

16tli, 1841 ; died Decemlw 19tli, 1847. 

1862a. Amelia Z.; born Lerapster, K H., May 
4th, 1844; died May 6tli, 1844. 

1862b. RutliL.; born Lempster, N. H., December 
23d, 1845; died January 22d, 1847. 

1862c. Rutli N. ; born Lempster, N. H., October 
7th, 1847 ; married J. L. Clark, November 
18tli, 1845; living Herriek, Knox Co., 
Neb., in 1889; he was a ranchman; tbeir 
children: Iness C, born December 17th, 
1869; Edwin M., born November 10th, 
1871 ; OiTin L. and Warren, twins, born 
October 9th, 1874; Elmer A., born Sep- 
tember 4th, 1877; Elwood L., born xVprii 
21st, 1879; Jennie F., born April 9th, 
1881. 

1863. Edith E. ; born at Ackworth, December 

8th, 1851 ; married E. A. Chapman, Sep- 
tember 8th, 1872; livincr at Philomath, 
Oregon, in 1S89; their children are: Welma 
E., born Aur^mst 11th, 1873; Athol O., 
born July 13l:h, 1875 ; Leo E., born July 
9th, 1879 ; AVmnie E., born July 13th, 1884. 

1864. Cornelia E. ; born at Charlestown, N. H., 

September 11th, 1856; married F. G. 
Clark, March 29th, 1874; living at Cor- 
vallis, Oregon, in 1889 ; their children are: 



The BcckwiiKs. 100 

Merton F., born May 26tli, 1S76 ; Guy A., 
born August iTtli, 1880. 

1865. Jennie F.; born at Claremont. Minn., July 

5th, 1860; was casliier of the W. U. T. 
Co., at St. Paul, Minn., in 1889. 

1866. Albro E. 

1866a, Painelia; married Byron Alexander ; chil- 
dren : Frank E., Hattie. 

1866b. Abbie A. ; married Elmer E. Dodge; one 
child : Bertha. 

1867. Ormond ^Y. 

Albro E. Beckwitli, 1860, born at Lempster, Janu- 
ary 5th, 1850; married Clara Pierce, November 28th, 
1872; born July 26th, 1853; farmer; living at Cheney, 
Dodge Co., Minn., in 1889. 

1868. Florence E. ; born January 13th, 1874. 

1869. Mp-aE. ; born January 22d, 1876. 

1870. Lauraette B. ; born September 26th, 1881. 

1871. Leslie May; l)orn May 3d, 1884. 
Ormond W. Beckwitli, 1867, born Lempster, May 

1st, 1854; married Nfllie G. Ryder, October 2Sth, 
1883; born March 16th, 1846; ranchman; they were 
livinsr at Cornwallis, Ore2;on, in 1889. 

1872. Frederick A. ; born February 14th, 1885; 

died August 8th, 1885. 
1872a. Charles A.; born July 15th, 1887. 
Byron Beckwith, 1826, born Lempster, N. H. ; mar- 
ried Candace Hurd, daughtej" of Justin Hurd of East 
Iladdam, June 4th, 1806; born June 7th, 1781 ; died 
Januar}', 1859. 



200 The Beckwiths. 

1873. Elvira; born in 1811 ; died in 1839 ; mar- 

ried J. Buckminister of Methuem, Mass. 

1874. Diana; bom 1813; died 1825. 

1875. Harriette S. ; born Lempster, 1815 ; died 

1829. 

1876. Emeline; born Unity, 1818; married 

Spencer. 

1877. Polly E. 

1878. John Bethnel ; born at Lempster. 
Betliuel Beckwith, 1827, born October lOtb, 1783; 

died at Alstead, January 17tli, 1808 ; married tv/ice ; 
1st wife, Betsy Davis ; died Lempster in 1809 ; 2d 
wife, a sister of his first wife. 
. 1879. Linus Niles. 

1880. Betsy D.; born August 12th, 1812; mar- 

ried B. Davis, 

1881. Lucy A.; born 1814; died 1872; married 

D. Tifft. 

1882. Esther M.; born 1826; died 1846. 

1883. Margarette ; born Alsteaa in 1826; mar- 

ried O. Inraan of R. L 

1884. Amanda; born 1828 ; married J. Spaulding 

of Wilson Co., Wis. 

1885. Salmon C. ; born at Marlow, July 1st, 1816. 

1886. John. 

1887. Ezra N. 

Linus Niles Beckwith, 1879, born at Alstead, N. H., 
August 19th, 1811 ; died at iVlstead, Fel)ruary 19th, 
1880; married 1st wife, Eliza A. Davis, October 16th, 
1835; born Barry, Mass., February 16th, 1816. 



The Beckxmths. 201 

1888. Albert D. 

1889. Eansom E. 

1889a. Addison; living Boston, Mass., in 1889. 
1889b. Addie. 
1889c. Hattie. 

1890. Henry H. 

1891. George A. ; born Weston, Vt., January 

22d,^1843; U. S. V. S., 1861-5; wounded 
at battle of Fredericksburg ; died in hos- 
pital, May 12tli, 1864. 

1892. Eliza A. ; born at Weston, Vt., 1845 ; died 

at Alstead, 1865. 

1893. Milan N. ; born August, 1848 ; U. S. V. S., 

2d Reg. Vt. Vol. ; living in 1889, at Nashua, 
N. H. ; married Ruth E. Dodge, July 9th, 
1870. 

1894. Nelson B. ; born at Weston ; living in 1889, 

at Chester, Penn. ; married C. Beebee, 

1850 ; died 1875. 
Albert D. Beckwith, 1888, born Lempster, Februaiy 
22d, 1837; U. S. V. S., 2d Reg. Vt. Vol., 1861-5; 
wounded at battle of Fredericksburg ; married Amelia 
Lincoln, October 15th, 1870; living Bellows Falls, 
Vt., in 1889. 

1895. Ernest C. ; born at Alstead in 1872. 

1896. Edna ; born at Alstead, September 29th, 

1878. 
Ransom E. Beckwith, born at Lempster in 1838; 
died at Nashua in 1878 ; married Lizzie White. 

1897. Lucania ; born Florida in 1876. 
26 



202 The Beckwiths. 

Henry H. Beckwith, 1890, born at Mario w, June 
20tli, IS-ll ; contractor ami builder; married Eliza A. 
Townsend, June 15th, 1S74; born at Al stead, May 
29th, 1850 ; living at Keene, N. H., in 1889. 

1898. Willard H. ; born October 14th, 1876. 

1899. Ella M.; born July 27th, 1880. 

Lauren Beck with, 1828, born at Lempster, January 
13th, 1787; farmer; married Sally Dutton of Lemp- 
ster. 

1900. Thomas. 

1901. Gillman. 

1902. Bvron. 

Jabez Beck^\'ith, 1824, born in East Haddam, Conn., 
1768 ; died November 10th, 1871 ; removed to Jilsum, 
N. H., and then to Lempster ; they came on horseback 
through a wilderness by a pathway of blazed trees 
with the bed and beddiuo- and other things for their 
log cabin, and with them their two-year-old daughter 
Sally ; they drove a cow along, " which was their liv- 
ing; " until he could raise his own com he had to go 
to Charlestown for his grain ; surveyor, county clerk, 
State representative of Sullivan Co. 12 years, and 
was appointed colonel of militia ; married Elizabeth 
Hurd ; born East Haddam, Conn., in 1772; died Octo- 
ber 6th, 1849. 

1903. Sally; born Jilsum, October Sth, 1799; 

married Eli Hull, and lived at Keene ; she 
died age 79. 

1904. Diadiama ; married Asa Way, and had four 

sons and six daughters. 



The Beckiviths. 203 

1905. Betsy; married Erastus Newton of New- 

port, N. H. ; a farmer ; bad three sons, all 
graduates of college, and were lawyers 
practicing at Hanover, N. H., and Burling- 
ton, Vt. ; one daughter who lives at the 
old homestead at Newport, N. H. 

1906. Nathaniel. 

1907. Jabez. 

1908. Martin. 

Jabez Beck with, 1907, married Catherine Putnam 
of Charlestown, N. H. 

1909. . 

1910. Emeliue ; married at Lowell, Mass. 

1911. Angeline ; married Newton of Lowell, 

Mass. 

1912. Mary C. ; married Putnam of Lempster. 
Martin Beckwith, 1908, born at Lempster, N. H., 

April 28th, 1780; died May 27th, 1881 ; State repre- 
sentative five years, a democrat, captain of militia; mar- 
ried Tirzah Judd, February 26th, 1808 ; born South 
Hadley, Mass., February 26th, 1782; died September 
6th, 1858 ; he w^as a very large man, and "on muster 
day in full uniform and riding a line horse always cre- 
ated a sensation; " he commanded the escort when Gov. 
Hill was inaugurated and went to Concord ; several 
years before his death he became blind, and walked 
the streets of Lempster aloue with aid of his cane, and 
lived to be one hundred and one years of age. 

1913. Rev. Hiram. 

1914. Homer. 



204 The BechwUhs. 

1915. Tirz.-ihM.; born January 22d, 1819; died 

September 13tli, 1S5S ; married D. J. Burn- 
ham of Farmiugtou, Mass. 

1916. Elizabeth; born February TtK* 1817; died 

1881 ; married John Phitt of Manchester, 
Me. 

1917. Caroline; born July 12th, 1811 ; living at 

Lempster in 1889 ; unmarried. 

1918. EdsonLeroy; born August 22d, 1813; died 

August 22d, 1818. 
Rev. Hiram Beckwith, 1913, born May 21st, 1809; 
minister ; married Hannah B. Moore of Shelby, N. Y., 
September 8th, 1836; living at Spring Lake, Mich., in 
1888. 

1919. Andrew. 

1920. Libby; married Rev. IMr. Cross; li\'ing at 

Spi-ingfield, 111., in 1889. 

1921. Ruth; married J. B. Hancock, October 

20th, 1881, of Grand Haven, Mich. 

1922. Luez ; married Morrison ; living at Chicago, 

m., in 1889. 
Andrew Beckmth, 1919, living at Spring Lake, 
Mich., in 1889; lumber merchant. 

1923. Hiram. 

Homer Beckwith, 1914, born January 1st, 1813 ; 
mari-ied Mary Ann Sutton, November 1st, 1842; bom 
February 15th, 1821. 

1924. Edson L. 

1925. Martin ; born June 24th, 1849 ; removed 

to Lempster ; married M. Blake of Derby, 



The BecTtwUhs. 205 

Vt., November 15th, 1877; l)t>rn Septem- 
ber Sth, 1850; living in 1888, on the old 
homestead. 
Edson Leroy Beekwith, 1924. bom March 27th, 

1848; removed to ^Manchester ; died Jnly 4th, 1886; 

maiTied Betsy Cahill, at Boston, September 6th, 1874 ; 

died July 29th, 1879. 

1926. ; born at Boston, April 17th, 1875; 

livinfr in 1889, on the old homestead. 

Benjamin Beekwith, 645, born at New London, 
Conn., January 13th, 1679. 

1927. Phineas. 

Phineas Beekwith, 1927, born at Lyme, Conn., in 
1701; married Y\vA)^ Wait, September 21st, 1734 ; 
died October 28th, 1791. 

1928. Phineas. 

1929. Lois; burn December 13th, 1735; married 

M. Parsons in 1764. 

1930. Sarah; born August 6th, 1738; died un- 

married in 1841. 

1931. Elizabetli; born August 12th, 17-12; died 

May 8th, 1768 ; maiTied Sylvanus Smith. 

1932. Richard; born November 28th, 1739 ; died 
June 16th, 1810 ; married Lucy Griswold, 
1st wife ; 2d, married Mary Wood. 

1933. Sarah; born July 2Sth, 1745; died 1780; 
unmarried. 

1934. Marvin; born Lyme, Conn., December 16th, 

1746; died June 21st, 1815 ; removed to 
New London; lawyer; married 1st, Patty 



206 The Beckwiths. 

Jones; died Mareli Stli, 1804; married 2d, 

H. Saltonstal; died July 10th, 1808; 

married 3d, Nancy Farmer; died April 

11th, 1857. 
Phineas Beckwith, 1928, born at Lyme, Conn., in 
1735; sailor; enlisted in Revolutionery Army in 1777 : 
ser2:eant 1777 ; ensi^-n in 1781; married Huldah; born 
1739. 

1935. Lois; born 1759. 

1936. Stephen. 

1937. . 

1938. . 

1939. . 

David Beckwith, 607, born at New London, Conn. ; 
settled in New York city, N. Y. ; enlisted in Conti- 
nental Army in 1776. 

19-40. Fannie; married Morgan of Westiield, 
Mass. 

1941. Livonia ; married Garretson. 

1942. Eliza; married Carpenter. 

1943. Sally. 

1944. Richard Bebee. 

Richard Bebee Beckwith, 1944, born New York city; 
removed to Baltimore, Md., in 1832; ship builder; 
married Elizabeth Coumer; born in Wales. 

1945. Henry C. 

1946. John; U. S. V. S., 2d Md. Reg., participated 
in twenty-two engagements ; was living at 
National Soldiers' Home, Virginia, in 1889. 



The Beckwiths. 207 

1947. David G. 

1948. Horace. 

1949. Maiy; married Todd of Pliila. 
Heniy C. Beckvvitli, liJ45. 

1950. James; living at Baltimore in 1889. 
David G. Beckwitli. 1947, born New York city; re- 
moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1836; married Mary Ed- 
gerton of Baltimore. 

1951. Ida; married R. Bradley. 

1952. Molly ; married L. Benjamin of Md. 

1953. EmmaS. ; school teacher; living at Balti- 

more, Md., in 1889. 

1954. Ella v. 

1955. Fannie. 

1956. Thomas R. 

Horace Beckwith, 1948, born New York city, Janu- 
ar}^ 5th, 1828 ; removed to Baltimore, Md.; married 
Margarette Hayes, October 6th, 1861 ; born at Ann 
Arundell Co., Md., A^ml 27th, 1840. 

1957. Wm. Franklin ; living Baltimore, Md., 

1889; unmarried. 

1958. Mary F. ; unmarried. 
1958a. Ida E. ; unmarried. 

1959. Margarette E. ; unmarried. 

1960. RoselleE. ; unmarried. 

1961. Sarah L.; unmarried. 

1962. Horace J. ; died August 26th, 1882. 

1963. George W. : living Baltimore, Md., 1889 ; 

unmamed. 



208 Th6 Beckwiths. 

1964. Charles E. ; living Baltimore, Md., 1889; 

unmarried. 

1965. Samuel F. ; living Baltimore, Md., 1889; 

unmarried. 

1966. Annie V.; living Baltimore, Md., 1889; 

unmarried. 

1967. Richard Burnside; born at Baltimore, Md., 

March 18th, 1862 ; canmaker; living there 
in 1889; immarried. 
Richard Bebee Beck^vith, 1944, by his 2d marriage, 

1968. Franklin; living in Md., in 1889. 

1969. Eliza; married Hubbard of Md. 

Jonah Beck with, 587, born Conn., in 1716 ; returned 
to England and settled in London and died there. 

1970. Jonah. 

Jonahi Beckwith, 1970, born at London 1746 ; died 
there; buried in Okl St. Luke's Church, London. 

1971. Joseph. 

Joseph Beckwith, 1971, born November 11th, 1776, 
at St. Mary's Stairway, London; married Jane Pittard, 
June 20th, 1800 ; married and born at St. Mary's, Is- 
lington, London, 

1972. Joseph; died unmarried. 

1973. Mary A. ; died unmarried. 

' 1974. Jane; married Mr. Mollett, and is now liv- 
ing in London. 

1975. Henry; living at Bedford ave., Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

1976. George. 

George Beckwith, 1976, born September 6th, 1816, 



The Bechwiths. 209 

at Wilderness Eow, London ; by occupation a clerk ; 
removed to Erie, Penn. ; married Marianne Wigaman, 
February 4th, 1S45 ; born London, England. 

1977. Thomas D. ; born at Erie, Penn., November 

15th, 1846. 

1978. J. Henry ; born at Brooklyn, N. Y., March 

24th, 1849. 

1979. Jane; boTn at Brooklyn, November 29th, 

1851 ; married Cuzner, 
1979a. Minnie; born January "26 th, 1852; married 
Smith. 

1980. Polly; born September 26th, 1854; married 

Slater. 

1981. Minnie; born January 26th, 1852; married 

Smith. 

1982. George; born Brooklyn, February 14th, 

1859. 

1983. James P. ; born December 31st, 1865. 
David Beckwdth, 592a, born Lyme, Conn., in 1742; 

removed to Geneseo, Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1829; far- 
mer; enlisted in Continental Army 1776-9, Miller's 
Co., De Voos' Peg., Mass. Line; wounded during the 
war: died at Attica, N. Y., in 1834; married Abigail, 
daughter of Capt. Whiting; born Lyme, Conn., in 
1757. 

1084. Jonathan ; removed to Cayuga Co., N. Y., 
and died there. 

1985. William. 

1986. David. 

1987. Perry Green. 
27 



210 • The Bechimths. 

1988. Warren. 

1989. Ki chard ; died iinniarried. 

1990. Polly; born 1795; died at Barry Co., N. 
Y., March, 1SS7 ; married Noah Bowker. 

-1991. Huldah; born 1802; married Brown of 

Ohio. 

William Beckwith, 1985, born at Norwalk, Conn., 

in 1796; enlisted War of 1812, in Gale's Co.; died at 

Merfork, Branson Co., Ohio, in 1861 ; mariied Anne 

Herrick in 1819 ; born 1798; died 1883. 

1992. Alonzo; died unmarried. 

1993. Marian ; married Dr. Nelson of Ann Arbor, 
Mich. 

1991. William; inventor. 

1995. Dr. David H. ; M. D. ; born 1826, in Ohio; 

living at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. 

1996. Dr. Ephraim. 

1997. Dr. Seth K. 

Dr. Ephraim Beckwith, 1996; M. D. ; born 1830; 
settled at Columbus, Ohio ; married Fannie Forest. 

1998. Dr. Edwin F. 

1999. Whitney C. ; living at Detroit, Mich., in 

1889 ; lawyer; married M. A. Gaylord. 

2000. Charies P. ; student at Ann Arbor in 1889. 
Dr. Edwin F. Beckwith, 1998, living at Munn, 

Mich., in 1889 ; married Kate Biut. 

2001. Alice. 

2002. Baby. 

Dr. Seth R. Beckwith, 1997; M. D. ; mining expert 



The Beckwiths. 211 

and speculator, in Oliio and Colo. ; living at Elizabeth, 
JST. J., in 1889. 

2003. L. C. ; living at Maiden Lane, N. Y., in 

1889. 

2004. Dr. Tiii't; living at Elizabeth, N. J., in 

1889. 
David Beckwith, 1986, from Attica, N. Y., removed 
to Alexander, N. Y. : married Sybell Hodges. 

2005. Susan ; married Smith ; living at Kalama- 
zoo, Mich., in 1888. 

2006. Chaucey. 

2007. Fanny.* 

2008. Lenassa. 

2009. William. 

2010. Eliphalet. 

2011. Elmira. 

2012. John. 

2013. David. 

2014. Mary xVnu. 
"2015. Dexter T. 

Dexter Tiffany Beckwith, 2015, born at Attica, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., in 1823; farmer; living W^yom- 
ing Co., in 1888 ; married Sarah A. AVood, March 9th, 
1848; born Attica, N. Y, September 18th, 1825. 
2016. Clara Louda; born August 2d, 1855. 

Periy Beckwith, 1987, born at Hai-tforJ, Conn., in 
1796 ; enlisted in Revolutionary Army 1814, served in 
Grierson's Co., Porter s Reg., New York Line ; died at 
New Lyme, Ohio ; married 1st wife, Delia Springster, 
in 1824 ; born Lyme, Conn ; died New Lyme, Ohio. 



212 The Beckiviths. 

2017. Perry G. 

Perry Green Beckwith, 2017. 

2018. Dr. Nelson; dentist at New York city in 

1888. 

2019. Halsey P.; living in Jefferson Co., in 1888. 
Perry Green Beckwitli, 1987, married 2d wife, Rock- 
well; born Lyme, Conn.; died New Lyme, Ohio. 

2020. Alvin. 

2021. Edward C. 

2022. Ezra M. 

2023. Samuel R. 
2023a. Esther. 

2024. Elijah. 

Elijah Beckwith, 2024, born Lyme, Conn. ; removed 
to New Lyme, Ohio ; married Sarah Partridge ; born 
Gustavus, Ohio, March, 1800. 

2025. Fanny P. 

2026. Joaua. 

2027. Sarah V. 

2028. William; living at Colebrook, Ohio, in 

1888. 

2029. George W. ; living West Williamsfield, 

Ohio, in 1888. 

2030. Elijah P. 

2031. Alva R. 

Alva R. Beckwith, 2031, born at New Lyme, Ashta- 
bula Co., Ohio, July 14th, 1838 ; merchant there in 
1889; married Joanna Dodge, December 18th, 1849; 
born New Lyme, January 7th, 1879. 



The Beckwiths. 213 

2032. Altha A. ; born December 2ntb, 1852. 

2033. Flora A. : boru September 6th, 1858. 

2034. Alva A., Jr. ; horu February 28tb, 1870. 
Warren Beckwith, 1988, born Geneva, Cayuga Co., 

K Y., September 6tli. 17^9 i'farmer ; removed to Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., ill 180(3 ; died there April, 1863 ; married 
in Attica, ¥.-. Y., to Mary Tyrell in 1824 ; she was living 
at Kalniazoo, Mich., in 1889. 

,2035. Charles. 
/ 2036. Henry. 
.■''' 2037. Phoebe J. ; married M. J. MePoor ; living 
at Detroit, Mich., in 1889 ; had one son, 
Arthur, who died young. 

2038. Helen; married Harry Wells of Kalamazoo. 
Hon. Charles Beckwith, 2035, born at Alexander, 

' N. Y., July 9th, 1825; removed to Kalamazoo with his 
parents in 1836; entered Michigan University 1845; 
graduated 1849 ; studied law at Holly Springs, Miss. ; 
and practiced his pi'ofession in Buffalo from 1854 until 
1877 ; was then made judge of the Superior Court of 
Buffalo, and fmally made chief judge, was living in 
Buffalo, N. Y., in 1889; married Harriet Dodge, May 
12th, 1849. 

2039. Maiy E. 

2040. Jessie Lee. 

2041. Fanny L. 

Henry Beckwith, 2036, removed to Kalamazoo, Mich.; 
farmer. 

2042. Ray, an artist ; living at Kalamazoo, Mich., 

in 1889. 



214 The Beckviiths. 

Benjamin Beckwith, 591. 

2043. Alouzo S. 

Alonzo S. Beckwith, SO-IS, born at Hartford, Conn.; 
moved to Providence, E,. I., in early married life, and 
returning to Hartford, there engaged in financial oper- 
ations, and was a prominent business man of that 
place ; married Laura Moseley Clark of Hartford. 

2044. William C. 

2045. Lam-a C. 

2046. Charles. 

2047. Hemy Clark; died August, 1883 ; married 

Clara Brownell, niece of Bishop Brownell 
of Hartford, Conn. 

2048. Charlotte G. ; married Daniel R. Crouse of 

Utica, N. Y. 
William Clark Beckwith, 2044, M.D.: died October 
7th, 1868 ; married Jane, daughter of Dr. Lepi-elette 
S. Miller. Dr. Beck\^qth practiced medicine in Roch- 
ester, N. Y., from 1851-55 ; then removed to Provi- 
dence, K. I. ; entered into partnership with his father- 
in-law, Dr. Miller, and was living there in 18S9. 

2049. William L. 

2050. Walter ; died young. 

William L. Beckwith, --'049 ; living at Providence, 
R. I., in 1889 ; married. Emily Jones; died July 1st, 
1887. 

2051. Lorania C. ; born April 5th, 1887. 
Charles Beckwith, 2046; died October, 1884; 1st 

wife married, Kate Seymour. 



The BecTiwiths. 215 

2052. Kate ; married Strickland ; living at St. 

Paul, Minn., in 1889. 
Charles Beckw-itli, 2046 ; married 2d, Hannak Boyd 
Miller, granddaughter of Dr. Nathaniel Miller of 
Franklin, Mass. 

2053. Charles. 

2054. Charlotte. 

2055. Richard. 

Josiah Eeckwitb, 501, bom Lyme, Conn., in 1742; 
mamed Mehetible Parsons. 

2056. Andrew. 
2056a. Joel. 
2056b. Joshua. 

2057. Richard P. 

2057a. Mehitable ; b. Lyme ; m. Nathan Tinker, 
February 17th, 1780 ; he died April, 1792 ; 
children : Laurana, born x\ugust 24th, 
1780; Allen, born December 30th, 1781 ; 
Elizabeth, born July 18th, 1783 ; Jonathan, 
born June 14th, 1785; Anna, born June 
31st, 1788 ; Mary, born December 3d, 1790 ; 
Nathan, born September 30th, 1792 ; mar- 
ried Eunice Wade. 
Andrew Beckwith, 2056, born Lyme, Conn., in 1767 ; 

removed to Alstead, and bad nine chiklren ; married 

Catherine Shouler. 

2058. Benjamin B. 

2059. Simon Brooks ; born at Alstead ; removed 

to Ticonderoga ; maiTied Livonia Dart ; 
born January 26th, 1780. 



216 The Beckiuiths. 

Benjamin Brooks Beckwith, 2058, born at Alstead, 
June lOth, 1786 ; (lied July lOtli. 1831 ; married Jo- 
anna Chapin ; died at x\lstead, February 19tli, 1856. 

2060. Alfred. 

2061. Olinda ; born May 8tli, 1810 ; married B. 

M. Metcalf, June 9tli, 1835. 

2062. Oliver ; born at Walpole, April lltb, 1816. 

2063. llizpah; born at Hillboro, April 25tli, 1821. 

2064. Silas; born November 1st, 1818; married 

and removed to California in 1888. 

2065. Edna; born May 6tli, 1820; removed to 

Salt Lake City ; married J. H. A. Young ; 

and became a Mormon. 
Richard P. Beckwith, 2057. born at New London, 
Conn, 1776; died at L}Tue, Conn.; married Mary 
Phillips in 1796 ; born and died in Lyme. 

2066. Abel ; settled at Hamburg, Conn. 

2067. Joel ; bis descendants were living at Lyme, 

Conn. ; died Chatham, N. Y., in 1886. 

2068. Kichard ; died at Sag Harbor. 

2069. Josiah. 

2070. John S. ; living at Lyme, Conn., in 1889. 

2071. Andrew. 

Andi-ew Beckwith, 2071, born Lyme, Conn., 1797 ; 
died Ak'do, 111., August 3 ist, 1872; married Nancy 
J.Hudson, March 29th, 1820 ; born Lyme, 1799; died 
1871. 

2072. Seth Lee. 

2073. John B. 



The Beckwiths. 217 

2074. Ricliard E. 

2075. William H. 

2076. Alfred P. ; living at Lyme in 1889. 

2077. Louisa ; married Daniels of Harlem, N. Y. 

2078. Mary L. ; married Lord of Hamburg, Conn. 

2079. Sarah E. ; married Robbins. 

2080. Harriette C. ; married S. C. x\mberson ; liv- 

ing at Minneapolis, Minn., in 1889. 

2081. Angelina ; living at Hamburg, Conn., in 

1889. 

2082. Ann Maria. 

Setli Lee Beckwith, 2072, born at Lyme, Conn., in 
1820 ; sea captain ; retired from sea life and entered 
into the boat-building business, and was living at San 
Francisco in 1889 ; married Abbey Jane Le Pard, May 
24tli, 1846 ; born at New London, Conn., November 
9th. 1820. 

2083. Ida Jane ; born February 2d, 1857 ; mar- 
ried J. McE'arland ; li\ang at San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

2084. George Lee ; born January 14th, 1856, 

2085. Frederick A. ; born November Ist, 1859 ; 

died young. 
John B. Beckwith, 2073, born Lyme, Conn., Decem- 
ber 18th, 1824; was in the grocery business at Tulare, 
CaL, in 1889 ; married Jennette E. Brown, August 
5th, 1855; born Lyme, Conn., October 5th, 1832. 

2086. Nellie; born at Tulare, CaL, March 2Sth, 

1857. 
28 



218 The Bechioiths. 

2087. Kate: born 18(30 ; living at Tulare in 1889. 
Richard E. Beckwitln, 2074, born at Lyme, Conn., 

December 13th, 1831 ; merchant ; living at Fresno, 
Cal., in 1889 ; married Ellen L. Brown, November 8th, 
1856; born at Lyme, Conn., April 8th, 1836. 

2088. Alice Rose ; born June 14th, 1863. 

2089. Grace ; born ^March 5th, 1865. 

2090. Eva D. : born June 25th, 1867. 

2091. Frank; born January 15th, 1869, 

2092. Edna S. ; born September 3d, 1875. 
William H. Beckwith, 2075, born at Lyme, Conn., 

April 27th, 1838; living in Saybrook, 111., in 1888; 
married Lavinia Cheney, June 11th, 1863, daughter 
of Hon. W. H. Cheney ; born Cheney's Grove, HI., 
May 19th, 1844. 

2093. W. Cheney; born at Saybrook, HI., March 

2d, 1867 ; merchant at Chicago, 111., in 

1889 ; unmarried. 
Stephen Beckwith, 1760, born New London, Conn., 
September 22d, 1760; died in New York; married 

York ; born Stonington, Conn. : died ]March, 

1863, age 97 : daughter of York, who -was in 

the Revolutionaiy Army and at the Indian Massacre 
of Wyoming Valley. 

2094. George. 

2095. Dan." 

2096. Hiram Jefferson. 

2097. Sebaken. 

2098. Hadley. 

2099. Minor York. 



The Beclcwiths. 219 

» 
Dan Beckwith, 2095, born Flusliing, Penn. ; died 

Danville, III. ; deputy U. S. surveyor; founder of Dan- 
ville ; was colonel of the Illinois Mounted Kangers in 
Blackliawk War; married May J. Williams; born 
Franklin Co., Penn. ; died Danville. 

2100. Laura; married Mott ; living Cliicago, 111., 

in 1889. 
2100a. Malissa ; married Lamon; a (laughter May 
living in Danville, 111., in 1886. 

2101. Hiram W. 

Hiram Williams Beckwith, 2101, born at Danville, 
111. ; author of " Historic Notes of the North-west Ter- 
ritory," and other local historical and aboriginal works; 
practicing law at Danville in 1889; married Emily 
Reeder, March 24th, 1857; born Oneida Co., N. Y., 
September 19th, 1832. 

2102. Clarence H.; born at Danville, June 30th, 

1869. 

2103. Will. 

Will H, Beckwith, 2103, lawyer; born at Danville, 
March 1st, 1858 ; married Lynne Williams, December 
3d, 1884; born x\pril 22d, 1862 ; living at Danville in 
1889. 

2104. Sella G.; born September 6th, 1885. 

2105. Dan AVilliams ; born December 25th, 1886. 
Minor York Beckwith, 2099, born New York, 1798; 

moved to Michifran iu 1836, where he died in 1854; 

married Edwards in 1824; born about 1800 

in Massachusetts ; her father was in the Revolutionary 
Army, participating in the battle of Bunker Hill. 



220 The Beckwiths. 

2106. j\rary Eugeue. 

2107. Mortimore Edwards. 

Mortimore Edwards Beckwitli, 2107, born Wayue 
Co., N. Y., 1S26; learned the ship-carpenter's trade in 
Mihvaukie, Wis. ; worked at that business until 1873; 
was in business for himself in Racine from 1850 to 
1860; in Grand Haven, Mich., from 1860 to 1873; in 
1873 be was in Duluth, building dredges for the N. P. 
R. R. Co.; in 1881 he entered business in La Ci'one, 
Wis., as a commission agent and dealer in second-hand 
goods ; he married twice ; his first wife was Helen 
Bonman of Racine, Wis. ; she died in 1872, leaving 
eight children ; his second wife was Julia E. Selby> 
who was born at Blue Earth, Wis. 

2108. Harriet. 

2109. Eugenia. 

2110. Evangeline. 

2111. Ella. 

2112. Clarebell. 

2113. Frank; living Winona, Minn., in 1889. 

2114. Fred W. ; merchant at Sioux Falls, Iowa, in 

1889. 
Nathaniel Beckwith, 1906, bora Lempster, N. H. ; 
raairied Eunice Parkhurst ; they died within one week 
of each other at Unity, N. H., in 1830. 

2115. Lawson ; his children were living at or 

near Longmont, Colo., in 1886. 

2116. George. 

2117. Oscar. 

2118. Aira; married C. A. Moore, Rutland, V t. ; 



The Becliwiihs. 221 

children : C. A. Moore, Rutland, Vt. ; Geo. 
C. Moore, Weathersfield Bow, Vt. ; Mrs. 
J. H. Butler and Mrs. Hiram Parker, Lemp- 
ster, N. H. 

2119. Lucy. 

2120. Eunice. 

2121. . 

2122. . 

2123. Ransom P. 
Oscar Beckwith, 2117. 

2124. Plelen ; married Kent; living at Eldora, 
Iowa, in 18 89. 

Ransom Parkhurst Beckwith, 2123, born Unitr, N. 
H., about 1817; resided at Lempster, iS. H. ; married 
Emily L. Parker, May 13th, 1849 ; born Goshen, X. H., 
July 2d, 1827. 

2125. Hira Ransom ; living at Claremont, N. H., 

in 1889. 

2126. Walter P. 

Walter Packer Beckwith, 2126, born Lempster, N. 
H., August 27th, 1850; superintendent of schools at 
Adams, Mass., in 1889 ; married Mary L. Sayles, Decem- 
ber 23d, 1879; born Adams, Mass., April 26th, 1856. 

2127. Francis Sayles; born August 11th, 1881, 
Clark Beckwith, 1016, born Conn., August 6th, 1810; 

moved to Cairo, N. Y. ; married Eliza Curtis, April 20th, 
1833; born February 25th, 1813. 

2128. Celestia; married Hyde; living N. Y. city 

in 1889. 



22.2. The Bechwiths. 

2129. Eugenia ; mamed H. Bogardus ; living Cox- 

sackie, N. Y., in 1889. 

2130. Janet. 

2131. Devillo. 

2132. Calvin. 

2133. Zanoni. 

Zanoni Beckwith, 2133, born Cairo, N. Y., Novem- 
ber lOtli, 18'42 ; hotel proprietor and insurance broker 
at Cairo in 1889; married Adel Stewart, November 
6tli, 1808 ; born Cairo, Fenruaiy z8th, 181:4. 

2134. Maude; born April 18tli, 1871. 

Nathan Beckwith, 633, born Lyme, Conn,, in 1718; 
moved to Ne\v York. 

2135. Ransom. 

2136. Joseph. 

2137. Elijah. 

Kansom Beckwith, 2135, born Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
August 12th, 1747; married Abadiah Putnam ; bom 
in Mass. 

2138. Hansom. 

2139. Ethan; born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., 1793; 

died there, April 25th, 1856. 

2140. Sou ; whose descendants were living in 
Herkimer Co. in 1889. 

2141. Volney. 

Ransom Beckwith, 21. ".8, born Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
October 25th, 1791 ; died in Nebraska ; married Anna 
Perkins, xlpril 25th, 1812; born Lake George, N. Y., 
July 11th, 1798; living in 1887. 



The BechwUhs. 223 

2142. Delight; born July 12tL, 1813; married 

Israel Burts, January 19tb, 1842, of Sart- 
well Creek, Potter Co., Penn. 

2143. Jabez C. ; boru July olst, 1815; married 

Anna M. Laudinburge, November ISth, 
1833. 

2144. Ransom; born December 7th, 1817; living 

at Smeetlisport, McKeens Co., Penn., in 
1888 ; married Elizabeth Landinburge. 

2145. Samuel P. 

2146. Simion ; born May 6th, 1822 ; married 

Elizabeth Palmer, May 6th, 1844. 

2147. Jobn L. ; born June 20th, 1824; married 

Lucinda Harwood, June 1st, 1844. 

2148. Asher M. ; bom September 17th, 1829 ; IT. 

S. V. S., 1861-5 ; wounded at battle of 
Gettysburg ; died in hospital. 

2149. Mary C. ; born February 18th, 1827. 

2150. Thankful; born December 15th, 1828. 

2151. Olive L. ; born April 12th, 1834. 

2152. Joel B. ; born November 27th, 1831. 

2153. Nathaniel; born August 12th, 1836. 

2154. Daniel C. ; born May 1st, 1841. 

Samuel P. Beckwith, 2145, born January 27th, 
1820 ; farmer, Farmers Valley, Penn., in 1888 ; manied 
Rebecca Robbins, December 4th, 1841. 

2155. Mary Ann; born September 20th, 1845; 
married R. Ellis, February 23d, 1867. 

2156. Charles H. ; born February 22d, 1852 ; 

married Ella Day, November 2 2d, 1872. 



224 The BeckvxUhs. 

2157. Fannie; born February 5tli, 1 853 ; married 

L. Steinbauer, February 23d, 1876. 

2158. Henrietta; born February dtli, 1853; mar- 

ried J. Stull, February 23d, 1876. 

2159. Juliette; born December lltb, 1855; mar- 
ried H. Hesler, February 23d, 1876. 

2160. Westley ; born November 23d, 1857; mar- 
ried Martha Coraglian, May 1st, 1883. 

2161. Eebecca J. ; born May 12th, 1860 ; married 

B. Stull, October 27th, 1882. 

2162. Elmer E. ; born May 8th, 1862; married 

Minnie Thomas, October 2 2d, 1886. 

2163. Mystie A. ; born October 22d, 1867 ; mar- 

ried M. F. Wright, October 20th, 1886. 
Volney Beckwith, 2141, born Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
February 1st, 1814; removed to Ottawa, 111.; carpen- 
ter and builder ; living at Harding, 111., and died at 
Ottawa, 111., April 23d, 1861 ; mariied Mary A. Piper, 
January 23d, 1833 ; born Herkimer Co., November 
5th, 1816; died Ottawa, 111., November 22d, 1865. 

2164. Edwin Buckingham; born Herkimer Co., 

N. Y., December 23d, 1834; removed to 
Harding, 111.; married E. Kauffelt, Febru 
ary 25th, 1855 ; living Marseilles, 111., in 
1889. 

2165. Daniel. 

2166. Manly V. ; born October 24th, 1843; died 

at Ottawa, 111., September 29th, 1858. 
2166a. Morgan A.; born April 17th, 1845; died 
August 14th, 1846. 



The Beckioiths. 225 

2166b. Maiy P. ; born April 30th, 1847. 

2167. Andrew D.; born July lltli, 1848; died 

Auo-nst 23d, 1848. 

2168. Morgana; died August 14tli, 1846. 

2169. Mary P. ; born April 30tli, 1847; married 
J. M. Kagy of Ottawa, 111., September 
19tli, 1865 ; he died ; she was living Boze- 
raan, Montana, in 1889. 

Dan Beckwith, 2165, born Herkimer Co., N. Y., Oc- 
tober 27tL, 1836, on the ground of the great Indian 
massacre; U.S. Vol. Service 1861-4; carpenter and 
builder ; married Eachel Josephine Ford, July 5th, 
1854; born Lowell, Mass., October 5th, 1838. 

2170. Jessie Fremont; born October 9th, 1856; 

married Thomas F. Robinson, at Ottawa, 
III, May 20th, 1879; he died at Ottawa, III, 
May 31st, 1884; their children are: Jessie 
L., born at Springfield, 111., October 12th, 
1880; Volney A., born Springfield, lU., . 
March 14th, 1882; Thomas F.; born at'-. 
Denver, Colo., February 4th, 1883 ; Charles 

7 7 i/ ' 7 1 

W., born Denver, Colo., Febmary 4th, 

1883 ; Albert Roy, born Ottawa, 111, Au- 

' gust 22d, 1884. ci 

2171. Charles Sumner; born Ottawa, December ^-J-^ 

31st, 1858 ; married at Ottawa to Jessie''" 
Eowe, October 17th, 1882. 

2172. Clara Bell; born Ottawa, May 11th, 1862 ; 
died September 30th, 1862. 

2173. Mabel Adelia; born Ottawa, 111., May 
29 



226 The Beckwiths. 

nth, 1862; living at Chicago, 111., in 
1889. 
Elisha Beckwith, 1359, born Lyme, Conn., October 
12th, 1738 ; removed to New London. Conn. 

2174. Ezra. 

2175. Samuel. 

Ezra Beckwith, 2174, born Lyme, Conn. ; sea cap- 
tain ; was drowned at sea in 1820 ; married twice ; 1st 
wife, Naomi Haynes. 

2176. Sally ; born Lyme, Conn., July 16th, 1786 ; 
died Lawrence- Co., N. Y,, January 5th, 
1849 ; married Joseph M. Beckwith, No. 
1765. 

2177. Jeremiah. 

Jeremiah Beckwith, 2177, born Lyme, Conn., 1790; 
died Rome, Ashtabula Co., Ohio ; married Esther ; 
born Lyme, Conn., December 9th, 1810; died Home, 
Ohio. 

2178. Mary Ann. 

2179. Priscilla F. 

2180. Polly M 

2181. Josiah M. 

2182. Ezra G. 

Josiah M. Beckwith, 2181, bom New Lyme, Ohio, 

July 20th, 1814 ; manied Harrington, October 

10th, 1843; bom Girard, Penn., May 7th, 1825. 

2183. Franklin G. 

2184. Elisha J. 

Elisha J. Beckwith, 2184, bom Rome, Ohio, August 
4th, 1849 ; caniage-maker, South Lyme, Ohio, in 1889; 



The Beckwiths. 227 

married Smith, May 12tb, 1S71 ; born Colebrook, Octo- 
ber 30th, 1852. 

2185. JeiTy M. ; born July 4th, 1886. 

Ezra G. Beckwith, 2182, born New Lyme, Ohio ; re- 
moved to Plattsville, Wis. ; married Gertrude Brock- 
away, December 23d, 1855 ; born Orangeville, Ohio, 
March 4th, 1846. 

2186. Harry G. ; born Plattsville, November 4th, 

1867 ; living there in 1889. 

2187. Clara; born Plattsville, November 4th, 

1867 ; living there in 1889. 

2188. Priscilla. 

2189. Mariah. 

2190. Mary. 

2191. Kate. 

Ezra Beckwith, 2174, by his second wife, Clarissa 
Mack; they moved to Niantic, Conn. ; he had the fol- 
lowing children : -' 

2192. Elisha. 

2193. Ezra. 

2194. Anson. 
219,5. Albert. 

2196. Noma. 

2197. Clarissa. 
, 2198. Austin: 

2199. Phoebe. 

2200. Freelove. 

2201. Nancy ; born 1816 ; living at Niantic, Conn., 

in 1889 ; married Jeremiah Rush. 



228 The Beclcwiths. 

2202. Charles. 

2203. Samuel. 

Charles Beckwith, 2202, born jSTew London, Conn., 
1783; died Windsor, Broome Co., N. Y. ; married 
Betsy Nichols, October 20th, 1822 ; died Chenango 
Bridge, N. Y. 

2204. Eli. 

2205. George W. 

2206. Benjamin. 

2207. Charles D. ; was living at Frenchtown, 
Missoula Co., Montana, 1885. 

2208. Elias W. 

2209. Delia D. 

2210. Buth A.; married Wilmot; was living 

at Chenango Bridge, N. Y., 1885. 

2211. Nathan B. 

Nathan B. Beckwith. 2211, born Windsor, N. Y., 
January 19th, 1827 : married Mary C. Dibble, October 
20th, 1847; born Fulton, N. Y., August 12th, 1828. 
2212 Kate M. 

2213. Jennie A. 

2214. Charles Nathan; born Windsor, N. Y., 
. June 27th, 1863; hotel clerk, New York 

city, in 1889. 
Samuel Beckwith, 2203, born Marlow, N. H., 1797 ; 
when four years old his father moved to Niantic, Conn., 
in 1801 ; married Jennie Church; born Lyme, 1799. 

2215. Samuel; living Niantic, Conn., in 1889. 

2216. Lorenzo; livino- Niantic, Conn., in 1889. 

2217. William; living Niantic, Conn., in 1889. 



The Beclndths. 229 

2218. Ezra ; liviug Xiantic, Conn., in 1889. 

2219. Louisa; living Niantie, Conn., in 1889. 

2220. Belinda ; living Niantie, Conn,, in 1889. 

2221. Fannie; living Niantic, Conn., in 1889. 

2222. Theresa M. ; born Xiantie, June 9tli, 1831 ; 

married Benjamin I. Beebee. January 9th, 
1850; he died; she was living at Niantic 
in 1889 ; their children : James R, born 
December 17th, 1852; AVilliam C, born 
March 26th, 1864; Bertie L., born Oc- 
tober 17th, 1869; ^lary F., born Decem- 
ber 26th, 1872 ; John E., born December 
15th, 1878. 
Anson Beckwith, 960, l)orn Bristol, Conn., Septem- 
ber 7th, 1803; carriage manufacturer ; died February 
27th, 1866; married twice; his first ^\nfe was Emily 
Peck; married July 20th, 1825; born Bristol, Conn., 
March 9th, 1805; died July 16th, 1851; married 2d, 
Amelia F. Schuljert ; born Germany. Jnly 13th, 1831. 

2223. Eleanor Eunice ; born Bristol, June Sth, 

1828; married July 10th, 1849 to H. K. 
Hotchkiss ; living Ansonia, Conn., in 1889; 
children : William H., born April 1 7th, 
1851 ; maiTied Mary F. Benehor, July ]Oth 
1876 ; Emily Bell, born November 2d^ 
1857; married October 20th, 1881, to 
Williani A. Fellows. 

2224. Robert Anson; born Bristol. 

2225. Sidney Schubert ; born Bristol 

2226. James Gaylord ; bom BristoL 



V 



230 V The Beckunt/is. 

Robert Anson Beckwitli, 2224, born September Stli, 
1834; pliotogrnplier ; resided in Norwalk. Conn., died 
there in June, 1871 ; married Helen J. Hayes, January 
2^tli, 1862. 

2227. Helen C; born Norwalk, December, 1862; 

living Meriden, Conn., in 1889. 

2228. Sarab E. ; born Norwalk ; died in infancy. 
Sidney Sclmbert Beckwith, 2225, born August 18tb, 

1853; book-keeper; died December 5tli, 1883; mar- 
ried Lizzie Atkins of Norfolk, Conn., in 1873. 

2229. Elenor E. ; born September 18tli, 1874. 

2230. Florence A. ; born October 1st, 1877. 

2231. Sidney A. ; born February 21st, 1880 ; died 

December 3d, 1883. 

2232. Jessie ; born May 29th, 1883 ; died Decem- 

ber 10th, 1883. " 
James G. Beckwith, 22i:6, born May 6th, 1855; an 
engineer by profession ; married Carrie Terry of Bristol 
in 1873. 

2233. Inez M. ; born June 28th, 1874. 

2234. Harry K ; born July 25th, 1877. 
Nathan Kichard Beckwith, 874 ; his second wife, 

-Caroline Davenport, was living in 1889 ; they had the 
following children : 

2235. Appleton. 

2236. Frank. 

2237. Nathan. 

2238. Francis P. 

Francis P. Beckwith, 2238, born Dubuque, Iowa, 



The Bechwiths. 231 

April 3d, 1847 ; married Augusta Waldeck, June 14tli, 
1847. 

2239. Georgia Augusta ; bom Toledo, Ohio, May 

4tli, 1877 ; living at Findlay, Ohio, in 1889. 

2240. Carl William; born Toledo, March 1st, 

1871 ; living at Findlay, Ohio, in 1889. 

2241. Nathan R. ; born Toledo, June 1st, 1871 ; 

living at Findlay, Ohio, in 1889. 

2242. Jessie Hartha ; born Sylvania, Ohio, Janu- 

ary 9th, 1868; clerk; living at Toledo, 

Ohio ; unmarried in 1889. 
Francis Beckwith, 849, born Lyme, Conn., 1774; 
settled in Utica, N. Y. ; married Sarah Ried, August 
10th, 1796 ; born 1774. 

2243. Ried. 

2244. John. 

2245. Charles. 

2246. Lyman. 

Ried Beck\vith, 2243, born Lyme, Conn., October 
9tli, 1796; died Utica, N. Y. ; married Sarak Welch; 
bom and died in Conn. 

2247. Samuel. 

2248. William. 

2249. Wesley. 

2250. Francis. 

2251. Sarah. 

2252. James L. 

James Lafayette Beckwith, 2252, born Utica, N. Y., 
May 18th, 1824 ; removed to Chicago, where he was 



232 The Beckwiths. 

living in 1889; married Cinderella Noves in 1845; 
bom Danville, Vt., April Tth, 1825. 

2253. Francis W. ; born May 14tb, 1847; died 
September 15tli, 1875. 

2254. James A. 

James A. Beckwitli, 2254, born June 19tli, 1849; 
was in the insurance business in Chicago, 111., 1889 ; 
married Mary Glover, May 2Sth, 1880; born Scotland, 
Canada, October 11th, 1859. 

2255. Beatrice: born April 19th, 1882. 

2256. Francis L.; born November 20tli, 1883. 

2257. James L. ; born January 15th, 1886. 
Lyman Beckwith, 2246, born Utica, N. Y., 1798 ; 

farmer, Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; died 1832; mar- 
ried Martha Watson. 

2258. Betsy Ann. 

2259. Marcus D. L. 

Marcus D. Lafayette Beckwith, 2259, born January 
27th, 1832, at Ludlowville, N. Y. ; married Sarah J. 
Brady, born Scotland, Canada, June 29th, 1834. 

2260. Mary E. 

2261. Sarah J. 

2262. Emma ; married Edward Lyons ; living 

Five Corners, N. Y, in 1889. 

2263. Lafayette. 

2264. Jay; living Forest Home, Tompkins Co., 

N. Y. 

2265. Frank 

2266. Lafayette. 

2267. Leroy L. 



The Bechwiihs. 233 

Leroy L. Beckwith, 2267, born Freeville, N. Y., 
March 25tli, 1S53 ; conductor on Northern Central 
Ry. ; living Elmira, N. Y., in 1889 ; married Eva A. 
Sperry; living N. Y., 1875; born Tompkins Co., !N^, 
Y., August 15th, 1854, 

2268. Frederick Clark; born January 80th, 1879. 

2269. Lena Sperry; born August 29th, 1881. 

Nathan Beckwith, 633, possibly the Nathan who 
was born in Lyme, Conn., in 1718, and moved to 
Waterford, where he died ; married Naomi Winchell ; 
born Waterford 1720; daughter of Isaac and Naomi 
Winchell ; and had one son. 

2270. Isaac. 

Isaac Beckwith, 2270, possibly the Isaac who was 
born at Waterford, Conn. ; enlisted in 1777 in the Con- 
tinental Army for three years in Capt. Danon's Co., 
1st Reg., Conn. Line, and was at the battle of Bunker 
Hill; died in 1798; married Grace Edgecomb. 

2271. Lydia; married Joshua Woodburn; left 

five children ; son Charles was a Presby- 
terian minister and settled at Auburn, 
N. Y. 

2272. Jesse. 

2273. Naomi ; mamed John Mitchell ; left sev- 

eral children living in Bozosah ; daughter 
Louisa married Weldon. 

2274. Joshua. 

2275. Grace; died unmarried. 

2276. Charles. 

30 . 



234 The Beckwlths. 

Jesse Beckwitli, 2272. 

2277. Edo:ecome; has descendants living at New 

London and vicinity. 

2278. Caroline; married. 

2279. Sallie; married Abner Reed of Windham ; 
children : Thomas, living Willimantie, 
1889 ; Chester, living at Windham, 1SS9 ; 
Eobert, who enlisted in the U. S. V. S., and 
was killed in battle. 

Joshua Beckwith, 2274, born Waterford, Conn., 
March 14th,- 1760; settled in Greene Co., N. Y. ; died 
at Calais, Vermont, March 7th, 1813; married Bethia 
Parkhurst, born March 19th, 1767, at Williston, Yt. ; 
died there. 

2280. Matilda; born April 17th, 1787. 

2281. Martin. 

2282. Betsy; born January 10th, 1796. 

2283. Joseph ; born April 10th, 1798. 

2284. John P. ; born January 25th, 1800. 

2285. Nathan ; born February 8th, 1803. 

2286. Perrin ; born June 24th, 1805. 

2287. Enos P. 

2288. Josephus; born February 27th, 1812 ; died 

January 3d, 1813. 
Martin Beckwith, 2281, born Calais, Yt, July 4th, 
1792; married Hannah Latham in 1815 ; born Pelham, 
Mass., May 18th, 1790. 

2289. Susan. 

2290. Laura. 

2291. David L. ; settled at Burlington, Yt. 



The Bechwiths. 23o 

2292. Almira M. ; settled at Burlington, Yt. 

2293. George W.; born Chazy, N. Y., May ISth. 

1829 ; postmaster at Burlington, Yt., i:i 

1889 ; married Julia Hyde, February lotb. 

1860 ; born Grand Isle, Yt., July Tth, 183r3 : 

no children. 
Enos P. Beckwith, 2-JS7, bom July Tth, 1807 ; died 
July 21st, 1833 ; married Clarissa Lewis at Plattsburg. 
K Y., September Tth, 1828; she afterward married 
Baruch Beckwith of Beekmantown. 

2294. Sarah Maria; born at Williston, K Y.. 

March 10th, 1832 ; married S. H. Downing 
of Beekmantown, December 31st, 1855 : 
childi-en : Carrie L, born April 6th, 1857 : 
Henry S., died 1861 ; Frank, died 1862 : 
Frank, born August 2d, 1864 ; Charles A. 
born January 22d, 1869 ; Kobert C, boni 
July 11th, 18T0. 
Charles Beckwith, 22T6, born Waterford, Conn., in 
1781 ; he worked week days at his trade of a carpen- 
ter, and, as he was a regularly constituted Methodis: 
preacher, "preached on Sundays from town to town;"' 
died ixt Windham ; married Sally Palmer, August 28th. 
1808 ; born Windham, ITSl ; daughter of Enos Palmer 
and Jerusha Webb, his wife, who was a descendant of 
Stephen Webb of Boston. 

2295. Mary ; born July 14th, 1811 ; married Alex. 

Crandall, April 14th, 1836; children: 
Charles B., enlisted in U. S. Yol. Service, 
1862, and was killed at the battle of Port 



236 The BecTcwiths. 

Hudson ; Amos G., living at South Wind- 
ham in 1889. 

2296. William £rl. 

2297. Nancy; born October IStli, 1815; died 

1874 ; married J. L. Weaver, August, 
1836; daughter Emily; born July 9th, 
1857; died 1864. 

2298. Susan; born May 16th. 1818; married 

Lyman Jordan, Augiist, 1844; children: 
Rev. D. A., presiding elder M. E. Church, 
Providence, R. I., in 1889 ; Charles B., 
music teacher, Providence, R. L, in 1889; 
Julius, Annette, Lottie, Lyman, Flora, 
Jennie. 

2299. Sophia; born May 16th, 1820; married 
Norman Melony, September 10th, 1848 ; 
born March 27th, 1817 ; children : George 
W., born February, 1850; lawyer at Willi- 
mantic, Conn., in 1889 ; Flora, born Octo- 
ber 21st, 1859. 

2300. Charles Wesley. 

2301. Enos Palmer; born September 8th, 1828; 

died 1862 ; married in 1854 to Marita 
Smith. 

2302. Sarah; born November 26th, 1827; mar- 
ried G. F. Braman ; living at Willimantic 
in 1889. 

William Erl Beckwith, 2296, born Windham, Septem- 
ber 15th, 1813; removed to Groton, Conn. ; married 



The Beckwiths. 237 

twice ; his first wife, Sophia Hewit, he married Novem- 
ber, 1865. 

2303. William H. ; born July, 1837; living at 

Groton, Conn., in 1886. 
William Erl Beckwith, 2296, married 2d wife, Re- 
becca Hallo way, in IS-IO; she was born in Rhode Island. 

2304. Charles W. 

Charles Wesley Beckmth, 2303, born Grroton, July 
12th, 1847; U. S. V. S. 1861-65; officer Engineer 
Corps U. S. Reserves Marine; died December 19th, 
1889, at Newport, R. I. ; married Ellen Bailey of New 
London, Conn., in 1846. 

2305. William G. ; born April 8th, 1876. 

2306. McAuther ; died young. 

Charles Wesley Beckwith, 2300, born July 4th, 182-2 ; 
married in 1851 to Charlotte Bass ; they had four chil- 
dren. 

2307. Fred. ; civil engineer Lehigh Valley R. 
R. Co. ; living at Plainfield, N. Y., in 
1889. 

James Beckwith, 663, born at Coeymans, N. Y., 
June 1st, 1796; died January, 1885; married his 
cousin, Mary A. Hyde of Lisle, N. Y., August 28th. 
1825 ; born January 2 2d, 1799 ; living at Cazenovia. 
in 1858; enlisted in the U. S. Army, War of 1812, and 
served in Capt. Underwood's Co. until 1814. 

2307. Lydia Ann; born September 18th, 1826; 
married Henry Tuttle, December 25th, 
1844 ; died September 22d, 1884; left one 
daughter, Florence E., born May 18th, 



238 The Bechioiths. 

1850; married Frank Evans in 1872 ; re- 
siding in Shawano, Yv^is., in 1SS9. 

2308. Elizabeth Dudley; born December 22d, 

1827. 

2309. Julia Maria; born July 19th, 1829; mar- 

ried Paul Saleteski, March 30th, 1851 ; 
died February 12th, 1875 ; living Peoria, 
II]., 1889; children: Ada B., born March, 
1854; married Daniel Shane, December, 
1871 ; living Pontiac, 111., 1S89 ; Elizabeth 
H., born January, 1855; manied George 
Carrol, October, 1882; James B., born 
February 25th, I860: married in St. 
Charles, Minn., January, 1884. 

2310. Sarah Emeliue ; born December aOth, 1850; 
married John Snow, November 9th, 1873 ; 
2d husband, Hiram Ward, March 19th, 
1872 ; living in Cazenovia,a widow, in 1889. 

2311. James Roswell ; born December 23d, 1832; 

married Catherine Watrous, December 23d, 
1861 ; lawyer, judge of circuit court ; liv- 
ing New Orleans, La., in 1889. 

2812. Calvin Hyde. 

2313. Mary Anna; born September 25th, 1836; 
married James Woodfin, of Virginia, June 
7th, 1857; children: Mailora, born July 
3d, 1860; married Fred Powers, in 1878; 
Edmund P., born October, 1S63; married 
1886; Elizabeth H., born 1866; married 
Robert Putney, in April, 1886; James, 



The Beckwiths. 239 

born 1868; Minnie, born October 25th, 

1878. 
Calvin Hyde Beckvy*itb, 280e?. born November 29tli, 
1824; married Maiy Lom>e Xewland, October 31st, 
1867. 

2314. Francis A. ; born July 27tb, 1868. 

2315. Emma L. ; born September 22d, 1872. 
Josbua BeckwitL, 2050, born New London, Conn., 

October 9tli, 1 778 ; was drafted into tlie Revolutionary 
Army ; settled and died in N. Y. State. 

2316. Oscar ; born in New York about 1806 ; 

died March 3d, 1888, leaving several chil- 
dren who were living in Mass. and N. Y. 
Jason Beckwith. 614, born New London, Conn.; 
married Naomi Caulkins. 

2317. Benjamin F. 

2318. Jason T. 

2319. Reg-us. 

2320. Betsy; married D. J. Kearney; children: 

Jason, Gilbert, Warren, Abbie, mamed 
W. E. Boster of Hartford, Conn. 
Benjamin F. Beck^^dth, 2317, manied Eunice Edgar. 

2321. Annie E. 

2322. Minnie; died young. 

Jason Beckwith, Jr., 2318, bom 18ji3; married H. 
F. Sisson. 

2323. Alice; bom 1850; married "W. Learned; 

living New London, 1889. 

2324. Hattie. 

2325. Dr. Fred. J. ; born 1858 ; practicing phy- 



240 The Bechwiths. 

sician; died New London, Conn., in 1889; 

married E. H. Blodgett in 1885 ; born 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
Seth Beckwitli, 600, born New London, Conn., 
1755; died Montville, Conn., in 1839 ; enlisted in the 
Kevolutionary Army in 1778, Captain Ropes' Co. for 
one year; re-enlisted in 1779, for four months ; married 
Esther Lead in 1781 ; born 1762. 

2326. Esther; born 1782. 

2327. Joseph; born 1785. 

2328. Rupel; born 1788. 



EOLL OF HONOR. 



AMERICAN WARS, 1655 to 1865. 



Battle of Anist Aruitdel, 1655. 
George Beckwitli; with Lord Baltimore's party against 
the Virginians. 

Cape Breton Expeditioi^, 1745. 
Captain Beckwith; commander of a six-gun sloop. 

Battle or Mon^ongahela, 1755. 
Captain Beckwith; captain 44th Reg., Royal Foot; 
wounded in the foot. 

Old French War, 1758. 
Major Beckwith; field officer Rogers Rangers; Camp 

Lake George, August 27th, 1758. 
Colonel Nathan Beckwith; officer of day Rogers 

Rangers; Camp Lake George, August 27th, 1758. 
Joseph Beckwith; killed during the expedition. 

War of Independence, 1775, and War of 1812. 
Abner Beckwith, 1776; for the war, Bacon's Co., 
Peters' Reg. 
31 



24:2 The Beckwiths. 

Abner Beckwitli, 1776; for two years, Connecticut 
Line. 

Amos Beckwitli, 1775; for eiglit months, Sells' Co., 
and one year in Waters' Co., Parsons' Reg. 

Amos Beckwitli, 1775; for one year, 7tli Co., 2d Md. 
Reg., Col. Price. 

Ansel Beckwith, 1809; Conn. State Troops. 

Benedict Beckwith, 1776; wounded at battle of Cow- 
pens, Md. Line. 

Benjamin Beckwith, 1812; battle of Lundy's Lane, 
Md. Line. 

Bareiis Beckwith, 1812; captain Q. M., Va. Line. 

CjTus Beckwith, 1775; captain, 2d Reg., N. Y. Line. 

Clement Beckwith, 1812; Maple's Co., Conn. Line. 

Clement Beckwith, 1813, x\dams' Co., Del. Line. 

Daniel Beckwith, 1812; Baker's Co., Vt. Line. 

David Beckwith, 1775; ''hospital returns," age nine- 
teen; Chapman's Co., Parsons' Reg., Conn. Line. 

David Beckwith, 1775; ''hospital returns," dismissed 
cured. 

David Beck^vith, 1776; for three years, Miller's Co., 
Davis' Reg., Mass. Line. 

Da^^d Beckwith, 1777; April 10th, Miller's Co., Veres 
Reg., Mass. Line. 

Edward G. Beckwith, 1814; ensign, 1814, 3d lieut., 
1814, 2d lieut., 1814, dis., 1815, rein., 1815, re- 
signed, 1816. 

Edward J. Beckwith, 1812; midshipman. 

Eno Beckwith, 1775; "ordnance returns," 1st Reg., 
Conn. Line. 



The Bechwiths. 243 

Everton Beckwith, 1775; ensign, Fellows' Reg., Mass. 

Line. 
Ezra Beck with, 1777; for one year, Allen's Co., 

Webb's Reg., Conn. Line. 
Ezra Beckwith, 1778 ; for two years, Allen's Co., Wy- 

las' Reg., Conn. Line. 
George Beckwith, 1776; captain in Col. Bailey's Reg., 

Md. State Troops ; killed in battle. 
George Beckwith, 1776; sergeant, Beckwith's Co., 

Bailey's Reg., 3[d. State Troops. 
George R. Beckwith. 1812; Arm v. 
Guy Beckwith. 17S0; for five months (paid £35 2s.), 

4th Reg., Conn. Line. 
Hams Beckwith, 1777, September 1st; for the war. 

Stodard's Co., Chandler's Reg.; killed February 

19th, 1778. 
Harris Beckwith, 181-4 ; for six weeks. Warren's Co., 

N. H. Militia. 
Humphreys Beckwith, 1778; for three years, Co. 7, 

Quinby's Reg., Md. Line. 
Tchabod Beckwith, 1778; Canada Expedition, Mass- 

State Troops. 
Ichabod Beckwith, 1777; for three years, July 5th, 

Ely's Co., Battle's Reg., Conn. Line. 
Ichabod Beckwith, 1780; corporal, sergeant August 

1st, 1780, Battle's Reg., Conn. Line. 
Isaac Beckwith, 1777; for three years, Darrow's Co., 

1st Reg., Conn. Line. 
Isaac Beckwith ; Continental Army. 
James Beckwith, 18 U; Underwood's Co., K Y. Line. 



244 The Beehmths. 

James R Beckwith, 1813; ensign, 1814, 8d lieut., 

1815, 2d lieut., 1818, 1st lieut, 1821 ; disbanded. 
Jere Beckwitb, 1780, July 1st; for one year, Cheney's 

Co., 2d N. H. Reg., K H. Line. 
Jeysie Beckwith, 1775; for one year, Biisknell's Co., 

Conn. Line. 
Jeysie Beckwith, 1776; for three years, Conn. Line. 
Job Beckwith, 1776 ; for one year, Conn. Line. 
Job Beckwith, 1778 ; for three months, Conn. Line. 
John Beckwith, 1775 ; for one year, aiiician in Q. M. 
' Dept., 1776; Lieut. Q. M. Dept., Conn. Line. 
John Beck\\ith, 1776 ; Lyme, Conn., Militia. 
John Beckwith, 1778, ^lay 6th; for two years, ser- 
geant in Post's Co., Hazen's Regulars. 
John Beckwitli, 1812; surgeon, Conn. Militia. 
John Beckwith, 1812 ; Ohio Volunteers. 
John Beckwith, 1813; Adams' Co., N. Y. State Line. 
John Beckwith, 1777; Shuway's Co., 1st Reg., Conn. 

Line. 
Jonathan Beckwuth, 1775; "hospital returns," age 

eighteen, fever. Parsons' Co., Parsons' Reg., Conn. 

Line. 
Joseph Beckwith, 1775-6; 4th Batt., Lewis' Reg., N. 

H. Line. 
Joseph Beckwith, 1777; for three years, Lee's Co., 

Conn. Line. 
Joseph Beckwith, 1780; for two years, teamster, 

Conn. Line. 
Joseph F. Beckwith, 1814; for thirty days, N. Y. 

Militia. 



The Beckwiths. 245 

Joshua Beckwitli, 1780 ; for two years, teamster, Conn. 
Line. 

Josiah Beckwitli, 1814; for sixty days; wounded at 
battle of Plattsburo;, Yt. Line 

Lemuel Beckwitb, 1872 ; for two years, Conn. Line. 

Marmaduke Beckwitb, 1777, January 9th ; Craig's 
Regt., 3d Pemi. Regt., Peun. Line. 

Nathan Beckwitb, 1775 ; for one year; Sells' Co., Par- 
sons' Reg., Conn. Line. 

Nebemiab Beckwitb, 1781 ; for four months, Stafford's 
Co., Md. State Troops. 

Nebemiah Beckwitli, 1782 ; for one year, Stafford's 
Co., Md. State Troops. 

Oberson Beckwitb, 1775, November 26tb; "hospital 
returns," age thirty-five, pleurisy, Chapman's Co. 

Phineas Beck\vith, 1777 ; for the War, sergeant in 
Lee's Co., -Itb Batt, Lewis' Reg., Conn. Line. 

Phineas Beckwitb, 1778; ensign, Sherman's Reg., 
Conn. Line. 

Phineas Beckwitb, 1781 ; ensign, 1st Reg., Conn. Line. 

PeiTy Beckwitb, 1814 ; Greeson's Co., N. Y. Militia. 

Richard Beckwitb, 1812 ; Godfrey's Co., Conn. Line. 

Richard Marmaduke Beckwitb, 1812 ; Weel's Co., 
Yirginia Line. 

Richard P. Beckwitb, 1781 ; for six months, Spauld- 
ing's Co., Durkee's Reg., Conn. Line. 

Riswall Beckwitb, 1775 ; for one year, Sells' Co., Par- 
sons* Reg., Conn. Line. 

Rufus Beckwitb, 1776 ; for six months, N. H. Militia. 



246 The Beckwiths. 

Rice Beckwitli. 1778; for three years, Ode's Co., 
Allen's Reg., Conn. Line. 

Robert Beckwith, 1812; prisoner of war. 

Seth Beckwitb, 1778; Rhees' Co., Conn. Line. 

Seth Beckwitli, 1779 ; for four niontlis, Rliees' Co., 
Conn. Line. 

Seth Beckwith, 1812 ; N. Y. Line. 

Samuel Beckwith, 1775 ; for one year. Sells' Co., Par- 
sons' Reg., Conn. Line. 

Samuel Beckwith, 1776; for one year, Sells' Co., Par- 
sons' Reg., Conn. Line. 

Samuel Beckwith, 1777; sea service. 

Samuel Beckwith, 1776 ; Maryland Militia. 

Samuel Beckwith, 1776 ; 7th Co., Manderlon's Reg., 
5th Md. State Troops. 

Silas Beckwith, 1773; for nine months. Strong's Co., 
5th N. Y. State Troops. 

Silas Beckwith ; for three years, Conn. Line. 

Silas Beckwith, 1775 ; captain, N. Y. State Troops. 

Sykes Beckwith, 1775 ; Md. State Troops. 

Thomas Beckwith, 1776 ; for two years. Lay's Co., 
Parsons' Reg., Conn. Line. 

Thomas Beckwith, 1778, June 16th ; privateer service. 

Timothy Beckwith. L776 ; for one year, Richards' Co., 
May drake's Reg., Conn. Line. 

Timothy Beckwith, 1779, June 16th; for the war, 
Richards' Co., Maydrake's Reg , Conn. Line. 

Watrus Beckwith, 1776; Conn. Line. 

William Beckwith; lieutenant, Grayson's Reg., Md. 
Line. 



The BecJcwiths. 247 

William Beckwith, 1775; "hospital returns," age six- 
teen ; fever cured, Wills' Co., Willis' Reg. 

William Beekwith, 1794; captain, 16th Keg., Md. 
State Troops. 

William Beekwith, 1794; major, 16th Reg., Md. State 
Troops. 

William Beekwith, 1776; Slay's Co., Bailey's Reg., 
Md. Militia. 

William Beekwith, 1779 ; bounty $150 ; 5th Va. Reg. 
of Infantry, 5th Brigade. 

William Beekwith, 1812 ; 3d Reg., Mass. Line. 

William Beekwith, 1812 ; Gale's Co., Conn. Line. 

William Beekwith, 1814 ; for thirty days, N. Y. State 
Troops. 

William Beekwith, 1792; midshipman, ship " Confed- 
eracyr 

W^illiam Beekwith, 1778; 2d lieut. ; promoted June 
1st, in place of Thomas Washington, now 1st lieut., 
from return of officers in Col. W. Grayson's Regiment 
of the Line and appointment. 

Zachariah Beekwith, 1778; for eight months, Judd's 
Co., Webb's Reg., Conn. Line. 

U. S. Pension Office Records. 
Abner Beekwith, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1757; en- 
listed in 1776, for two years, in the Conn. State Line, 
and was stationed at Fort Trumbull, Xew London 
Co., Conn. ; served in Capt. Ely's C'o., Everton's 
Reg., Conn. Line. The company volunteered and 



248 The BecJcwiths. 

entered the Continental Army. He served nine 
montlis with his company, until tailing sick with 
camp fever vras sent to the hospital, where he re- 
mained until the expiration of his enlistment. He 
re-enlisted in 1777 in Capt. Hall's Co., Latimer's Eeg., 
and was stationed at Fort Gooston for one month, 
and was discharged; he afterward served seven 
months on the spy boat, and was still living in 1832, 
then aged seventy-live years, 

Amos Beckwith. born Lyme, Conn., in 1755. In 1820 
was a resident of Sutton, Caledonia Co., Yt. ; en- 
listed in 1775 for eight months in Sells' Co., Parsons' 
Kes:., Conn. Line : served at Roxburv until dis- 
charged; re-eulisted in Parsons' Peg., AVaters' Co., 
in 1776, for one year, and was stationed at Boston 
until the British left that vicinity ; marched with his 
company to Kingsbridge, then to White Plains and 
the Jerseys, and was there discharged. He was a 
laborer, and the schedule of his property amounted 
to $526.98, and says his indebtedness is $315. He 
died December 6th, 1823, leaving a family consist- 
ing of wife Susannah, and daughter Sylvania, aged 
24 years. He was married at Lyme, Conn., April 
7th, 1780, to Susannah Truman ; she died at Sutton, 
Vt., September 21st, 1839. 

Ansel Beckwith enlisted in the Continental Army 
when under twenty-one years of age. When dis- 
charged, August 14th, 1814, was in the 23d Keg. of 
Lif. on duty in Upper Canada. In 1818 he re-en- 
listed for two years, but was discharged on account 



The Beckwiths. 249 

of disability, before the expiration of his term of 
enlistment. 

Benjamin Beckwith. born in Frederick Co., Md., in 
1756 ; enlisted in Capt. Young's Co., Col. Johnson's 
Reg., in 1776, Continental Amiy, and continued in 
active service until 1778 ; participated in the battle 
of Brunswick Plains, March 1st, 1777, and had his 
horse shot from under him ; was at the skirmish of 
Quibbleton, and altogether served eighteen months. 
In 1800 he moved to Morgan Co., Ohio, where he 
was living in 1832. At that time his family con- 
sisted of David, the eldest of five sons. Joseph, a 
cripple, and two daughters — Livonia, aged twenty- 
two, Matilda, aged fourteen. He also says that his 
brother William served in the Continental Army. 

Benjamin Beckwith, born in 1791 ; enlisted in 1814 in 
Stone's Co., Boatman's Reg., and was discharged at 
Canandaigua, N. Y., November 1st, 1814; partici- 
pated in the battles of Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and 
Bridgewater, and was at Fort Erie, where they cut 
their way out after being besieged forty days. He 
married Sally Gresham (now dead) at Elmira, N. Y., 
February, 1815. In 1871 he was a resident of 
Claremont, Richland Co., 111. 

Clement Beckwith ; at Point Matilda, Penn., July 12th, 
1879, appeared Mrs. Mary Beckwith, who says she 
was born in 1SI5 ; that her maiden name w^as Mary 
Coogan ; tiiat she is the widow of Clement Beck- 
with, who served in the Revolutionary Army ; en- 
32 



250 The Beckwiths. 

listed from MiKord, Del., in 1813, tlien aged nineteen: 
serving in Adams' Co., Delaware Militia ; that lie 
^as by occupation a painter, five feet seven inches 
tall, light eyes and hair, and that they were married 
in Millersburg, February 20th, 1^57, by the Eev. 
Mr. Spottswood, a Methodist minister ; that Clement 
was married three times ; 1st wife, Miss Wehly of 
Easton, Md., who died in Baltimore; 2d wife, Miss 
S. M. Barry, who died at Point Matilda about twenty 
years ago. Clement died December 26th, 1868. 
He resided at Milford, Del., and moved to Belter 
Point in 1823; lived there twenty years; and then 
removed to Point Matilda in 1843, where he died. 
Clement S. Beckwith; at New London, Conn., May 13th, 
1878, appeared Hannah Beckwith, who says she was 
born in 1796; that her maiden name was Hannah 
Chappell, and that she is the widow of Clement S. 
Beckwith, who served in the Revolutionary Army ; 
enlisted from Norwich, Conn,, August 9th, 1814, in 
1st Reg. Conn. Militia, in Capt. Maple's Co., Col. 
Tracey's Reg. ; that at the time Clement was of slim 
figure, five feet ten inches tall, and that he died at 
New London, Conn., March 30tb, 1863 ; a farmer by 
occupation; they were married at Montville, Conn., 
February 23d, 1817, by Rev. Robert Fargo, a min- 
ister of the gospel. 

At New London, Conn., 1878, appeared IVIinnock 
Beckwith, aged forty-five years, and John Beckwith, 
aged thirty-nine years, sons of Clement and Hannah 
Beckwith, and they say they have living three 



The Beckwiths. 251 

brotliers and two sisters, and tliat their mother, 
Hannah, died December 4th, 1881. 

(This application was signed before Enoch Beck- 
witli, probate judge.) 

Daniel Beokwitli, train conductor of teams in tlie Con- 
tinental Army from October 25th, 1778, to February 
25th, 1779. 

Daniel Beckwith ; at Clinton Co., N. Y., May 10th, 
1878, appeared Sylvia Beckwith. who says she was 
born in 1809, and is the widow of Daniel Beckwith, 
who served in the Revolutionary Army ; who was 
born at Manchester, N. H. (or Vermont) ; enlisted at 
Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1813, and was discharged 
there in 1814; in Bakers Co.; was active in tearing 
up a bridge across the Sarauac river, to prevent the 
British from crossing ; that he was at the battle of 
Plattsburg, Septend^er II th, 1814. That they were 
married at Schuyler Falls, N. Y., December 9th, 
1838, by Rev. Cloak, a Presbyterian minister. At 
the time he was twenty-two years old his descrip- 
tion was as follows : Black hair, blue eyes, and light 
complexi')!], a farmer by occupation, and that he 
died September 7th, 1851, of heart disease, at Al- 
baugh, Vt. 

At Schuyler Falls, K Y., May 11th. 1878, ap- 
peared Henry S. Beckwith, who says he is thirty- 
eirrht years old and is the sou of Daniel. 

David Beckwith ; at Genoa, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 1820, 
appeared Da\dd Beckwith, aged sixty- eight years, a 
resident of Cayuga Co., by occupation a farmer, and 



252 



The. Beckwiths. 



says he enlisted in the year 1776, for three years' 
service in Col. Baron de Voos' Reg., Capt. Miller's 
Co., Mass. Line, and that he served his entire time 
in active service ; was mustered out at Fort Plains 
on the Mohawk river, in 1779. He was wounded 
in the arm and thigh. His family, in 1820, consisted 
of his wife, aged sixty-three, a daughter Huldah, a 
consumptive, aged eighteen, a son E-ichard, aged 
seventeen, and a grandson Phibbs, aged eight years. 
The schedule of his property is as follows : 

1 cow, valued at $10 00 

1 sow and six piggs *' 8 00 



1 plow 






1 


00 


1 ox chain 






1 


00 


1 axe 








50 


1 chest 








50 


5 chairs 






2 


50 


1 kettle 






1 


25 


1 tea kettle 






1 


00 


1 spade 








62 


1 pail 








50 


1 churn 








25 


2 pork barrels 






1 


00 


5 knives and forks 






1 


00 


1 fire shovel 






1 


00 


6 tea cups and saucers. 








25 


George R. Beckwith, of Patriot, 


Switzerland Co., Ind., 


April 11th, 1878, appeared Jane 


Beckwith, 


, eighty- 


one years of age, widow of 


Georcre R. 


Beckwith, 


who served in the War of 1812. They were 


married 



The BeckxoitJxs. 253 

January lltli, 1819, at Patriot, lud., by one Thomp- 
son, a preacher of the gospel. She further says her 
maideD name was Wade, and that George died at 
Patriot, Ind., August 24th, 1850. 

George Beckwith ; at Frederick Co., Md., March 25th, 
1833, appeared George Beckwith, born May 16th, 
1760, and who says he resided a short time in Prince 
George Co., Md. ; with that exception always lived 
in Frederick Co.; enlisted in the Kevolutionary 
Army, July, 1776, as a volunteer in Captain George 
Beckwith's Co., and marched to Georgetown to guard 
that place against Governor Dunsmore ; remaining 
two weeks, returned, with his company, to Frederick, 
and with the consent of Captain George Beckwith, 
was taken home by his father, as he had enlisted 
contrary to his father's wishes, and was under eigh- 
teen years of age. In July, 1778, he again volun- 
teered for six months, in the same company, which 
was stationed at Frederick, and received a discharge 
from Captain Beckwith, and was appointed a ser- 
geant in the same company, in CoL Bailey's Reg. 
He married Annie Clarkson, who was born in 1792. 
At Kockville, Montgomerv^ Co., Md., 1850, ap- 
peared Martha Beckwith, daughter of George Beck- 
with, and says he died December 13th, 1S49. 

Gordon Beckwith ; at New London, Conn., April 2d, 
1826, appeared Wealthy Beckwith, and says she is 
the widow of the late Gurdon Beckwith, who en- 
listed into the Army in 1807-8, for three years, 
and served out his full time ; that he was with Gen. 



254 The Beckwiths. 

Harrison in his Indian war, and afterward witli 
Gen Hull, and was taken prisoner on tlie surrender 
of Detroit ; that he was taken to Quebec by the 
British, and was exchanged. On his way home he re- 
enlisted for one year, and before that term of en- 
listment had expired, he re-enlisted for the war in 
Captain Sweet's Co.; taken sick in 1814; obtained a 
furlough ; at the expiration of his furlough he was 
too sick to report, and was reported as a deserter. 
In the fall of 1814, he rejoined his company, and 
reported to Lieut. Brown, and was with him at the 
battle of Sackett's Harbor, where he remained until 
the declaration of peace. He was ordered to New 
London to be mustered out ; on his way there he 
died. He served in the 37th Conn. Reg., and at his 
death there was due him S39.73, beiug his pay from 
the 21st of November to the 26th of April, 1815. 

(The above application was not allowed by the 
pension office, and was then brought before the "J 4th 
Congress, who, upon investigation, ordered the 
amount paid to his widow, and removed the assertion 
that Gurdon Beckwith was a deserter.) 

Harris Beckwith ; at Rochester, Wiudom Co., Vt., 
February 26th, 1873, appeared Harris Beckwith, 
aged seventy -five, who says that he is not married, 
and that he was enrolled in the New Hampshire 
Militia, in Captain Warren's Co., at Portsmouth, 
N. H, September 1st, 1814, and was discharged De- 
cember 1st, 1814. 

James Beckwith, Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., March 



The Beckwiths. 255 

25th, 1871, wlio married Maiy A. Hyde at Pompey, 
N. Y., August L'5tli, 1825, by the Eev. Truman Bald- 
win, a Presbyterian minister. He was enrolled De- 
cember 8tb, 1814, in Underwood's Co., Farmhouse's 
Reg., Gen. Hord's Brigade, and served until Novem- 
ber, 1814, when he was discharged. He re-enlisted 
at Sackett's Harbor for two months and four days, 
and was discharged November, 1814. 

At Madison Co., N. Y., January 31st, 1885, ap- 
peared Mary A. Beckwith, widow of James Beck 
with, and says her husband died January 12th, 1885. 

John Beckwith ; at Willet, Cortland Co., N. Y., May 
29th, 1871, appeared John Beckwith, seventy-seven 
years of age, and says he married Anna Perkins July 
30th. 1859, at Smithtield, and was drafted into the 
army at Butternuts, N. Y., September 13th, 1813, 
into Ezra Adams' Co., Col Stonehouse's Beg., and 
was discharged at Brownsville, December 1st, 1813; 
was in no battles during his entire term of service ; 
he was stationed at Brownsville. 

At Willet, Cortland Co., N. Y., May 28th, 1878, 
appeared Armenia Perkins, widow of the late John 
Beckwith, and says that they were married at Smith- 
field, N. Y., by the Rev. Cyrus Stone, and that her 
late husband, John Beckwith, died December 19th, 
1876. 

John Beckwith ; at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., appeared John 
Beckwith, Avho says he was born at Lyme, Conn., in 
1763, and is now a resident of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
and that he enlisted December, 1775, in Captain 



256 The Beckwiths. 

Jewet's Co., Col. Huntington's Reg. ; served two 
years and one month as a private, nine months in 
the laboratory as an artificer, and one } ear as quar- 
termaster in Col. Lamb's Reg., and three months as 
lieutenant on recruiting service under Captain 
Thayer. He says he was at the battle of Flatbush, 
in Col. Clark's command, when he was taken pris- 
oner. The command lost two hundred and twenty- 
three officers and men ; they retreated to Mearbanks, 
and at night continued their retreat to New Yoik. 
He was discharged January, 1777, after thirteen 
months of actual service. He then re-enlisted as an 
artificer in the laboratory, and was discharged in 1778. 

John Beckwith; at Perry^ Co., Ohio, 1878, appeared 
Isabella Beckmth, aged seventy-six, widow of John 
Beckwith, and says that her husband served as a 
staff officer in the Ohio Militia, in Col. Storm's Reg., 
in the War of 1812 ; that he volunteered from Fnir- 
field Co., Ohio, and served for more than fourteen 
days, and was discharged. They t\ ere n;arried July 
8th, 1819, at the city of Lancaster, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio, by Rev. Michael T. Stock, a minister of the 
gospel, and that her maiden name was Isabella Castle ; 
they lived all their lives in Perry Co., Ohio, except 
at such times that they \asited their married children, 
who at that time were living in other parts of the 
State. She says that her husband, John Beckwith, 
died at Columbus, Ohio, December 3d, 1873, and 
was buried at Somerset, Perry Co., Ohio. 

Job Beckwith ; at Newfield, Tompkins Co., N. Y., ap- 



The Beckwiths. 257 

peared Job Beckwith, and says lie was born in 1T59, 
and entered the Continental Army when a resident 
of East Pladdam, Conn., June, 1776, for one year, in 
Capt. Buckley's Co., Col. Wolcot's Beg., and was sta- 
tioned at New London, and after serving seven 
months was discliarged; was drafted June, 1778, 
into the Militia at East Haddam ; we go to Bhode 
Island on the expedition under Gen. Sullivan; on 
three months' service in Capt. Passfield's Co. The 
command was to co-operate with the French fleet ; 
to either drive off or capture the British force sta- 
tioned there ; however, before the force was ready 
to march, a heavy storm came up and dispersed both 
fleets. General Sullivan retreated and intrenched 
his command ; the English assaulted the intrench- 
ments, but were repulsed ; after which the Americans 
withdrew from the island, and he was soon after dis- 
charged ; Joshua Gates was an ensign in this com- 
pany. 

Joseph Beckwith, born in 1762, at Butternuts, N. Y., 
enlisted from Lyme, Conn., March, 1780, for two 
years, as a teamster, in Capt. Ransom's Co. After 
the expiration of his term of service, he re-enlisted 
for two years. His father, Joshua Beckwith, fur- 
nished a six-ox team, whieh he (Joseph) drove un- 
til two died, and the remainder were captured by 
the enemy. He saw Gen. Cornwallis surrender, and 
the British soldiers march out between two files of 
the American Army. 

Joseph Beckwith, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1757, en- 
33 



258 The Bechwiths. 

listed in the Continenal Army from Lyme, Marcli 
1st, 1777, for three years, as a private in Capt. Lee's 
Co., Col. Durkee's, Reg., Conn. Line, and was dis- 
charged April 1st, 17S0, at Springfield, N. J. The 
schedule of his property is as follows : 1 small house 
and 12 acres of rough, poor land, valued at SH^ ; 
1 cow, 81-; ^ sheep, 81^.50; and a few articles of 
furniture, $10 ; from his pension he had saved 8^0; 
and that he owes $52 ; by occupation a coasting trade 
seaman ; in 182-1 his family consisted of his wife 
Esther, who was born May 22d, 17G5, a daughter of 
Jeremiah and Lowen Wait ; they were married No- 
vember, 1761; his daughter Hepsibah, age twenty- 
five ; Harriet, age seventeen. 

Joseph; died August 25th, 1839; age eighty. 

At Lyme, Conn., May 20th, 1838, appeared Abi- 
gail DeWolf of Lyme, age seventy-nine years, and 
says she is the sister of the late Joseph Beckwith, 
and mentions her sister, Lois Beckwith. 

At Lyme, Conn., November 28d, 1842, appeared 
Harriet Haynes, wife of James Haynes, daughter 
of Joseph Beckwith ; her sister, Mahala, married 
Frederick Champion. 

August 6th, 1838, appeared Esther Beckwith, 
now aged sixty-nine years, widow of Joseph. 

September 20th, 1838, appeared Mahala Tinker, 

age thirty-three years, daughter of Joseph Beckwith, 

and says her husband is dead. 

Joseph Frederick Beckwith, born in Conn., in 1795; 

now a resident of Gillman, 111. ; was enrolled in the 



The Beckwiths. 259 

N. Y. State Militia, October lOth, 1814, in Captain 
Comstock's Co., Col. StoddarcVs Reg. (68tli N. Y.), 
enlisting for twenty clays' service, \vas ordered to 
Sackett's Harbor; lie resided in Williamsburg, Orange 
Co., N. Y., until 1868, when lie removed to Iroquois 
Co., 111. ; and lived in tlie towns of Arbria and 
Douoflas : at the time of his enlistment he was eieh- 
teen years old ; by occupation a farmer ; he died 
Januaiy 27th, 188-i, aged eighty-nine years. 

Josiah Beckwith, Orange Co., Vt., April 4th, 1871; 
appeared Josiah Beck^vith, age seventy -five years, a 
resident of Asmuth, Orange Co., Vt. ; enlisted No- 
vember 1st, 1814, at Wilmington, Vt., in Capt. Rob- 
inson's Co., Col. Davidson's Keg.; was at the battles 
of Plattsburg and Burlington, Vt. ; thinks he served 
sixty days ; was wounded at the battle of Plattsburg, 
by being struck by a clubbed musket in the hands 
of a British soldier, and received a severe bayonet 
thrust in the rio-ht side while on a i-econnoitering ex- 
pedition; his right shoulder became deformed from 
the effects of the blow of the clubbed musket ; he 
married Martha Plaisteel at Barnville, Vt,, August 
9th, 1817. 

Jeysee Beckwith, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1753; was 
drafted into Col. Latimer's Reg., in 1775, for one 
month ; was again drafted in the same year for two 
weeks; in 1776 was drafted for four months in 
Capt. Bushnell's Co., which joined the Continental 
Army at White Plains ; he was one of one hundred 
men detailed to prevent the British fi-om landing ; 



2(30 The Bechioiihs. 

tliey retreated to White Plains, and after the 
battle retreated to North Castle, and were discharged; 
in 1777 was again drafted for three months' service 
in Capt. Catlings Co., and was stationed at New Lon- 
don ; after two weeks' service, a comrade accidentally 
dropped his musket on Jeysee's big toe of the right 
foot and crushed it, rendering him incapable for ser- 
vice, and he was allowed to go home ; as soon as he 
recovered the use of his foot he returned and served 
out his time. 

Lemuel Beckwith, born at Norwich, Conn., October 
9th, 1765; enlisted April 1st, 17S2, under Capt. 
Stoddard, at New London, Conn., for two months ; 
was discharged at Fort Trumbull, New London ; he 
again enlisted June 1st, 1782, for one year's service 
in Capt. Charles ^liles' Co ; he has resided at Brat- 
tleboro, Vt., Enfield, Mass., two" years at Une Pas- 
ture, Dutchess Co.,N. Y., twelve years at Rensselaer- 
ville, Albany Co., N. Y., and then moved to Hatton. 

Ichabod Beckwith ; he enlisted in the Continental 
Army Januaiy 26th, 1776, as a private soldier in 
Capt. Stevens' Co., Knox's Reg., Mass. Line, and 
served throughout the Canada Expedition, and is 
now sixty years old ; he was a farmer in Ludlow, 
Hampden Co., Mass., where he was born in 1758 ; 
he was afterward a laborer without family or means 
of support, except by public charity ; has no property 
of any kind or description, except his necessary 
clothing ; is old and infirm, and by reason of palsy 
deprived of sight and speech ; physically and men- 



The Bedciviths. 261 

tally incapable of taking care of himself ; his pen- 
sion certificate is now in our possession, and dated 
May 30th, ISIS, No. 11,149. 

TmoTHT Nast, 
Abel Burr, 
A committee of the poor of the Commonwealth of 
Mass. 

Xeheniiah Beck with, born in Dorchester Co., Md., 
1762 ; enlisted in the Continental xVrmy, September 
1781, for four months; served in the select militia 
under Capt. Staplefoot until 17S2 ; re-enlisted 17S2 
in Capt. Spadden's Co., serving until 1783, and re- 
ceived pay for fourteen mouths' service. 

Nathan Beckwith ; at Waterford, Conn., 1820, ap- 
peared Nathan Beckwith, and says he was born in 
1747 ; a sailor by profession ; enlisted in the Conti- 
nental Army, December, 1775, for one year, in Capt, 
Sdl's Co., Col. Parsons' Keg., and was discharged at 
Peekskill, N. Y., January 1st, 1777. 

His family now consists of his wife, Patience, sixty- 
nine years ohl, and one grandchild, Samuel Beck- 
with, aged nine. The schedule of his property is as 
follows : One cow and calf, pledged to pay his rent, 
valued at s30 ; other personal property, $65.31 ; and 
he says he owns neither house nor lands. 

Niles Beckwith; at Lempster, N. H., 1818, appeared 
Nilt'S Beckwith, a farmer, and says he was born in 
1753, and enlisted in the Continental Army, May 1st, 
1775, at Mistict, Province of Massachusetts, for three 
months, as a private in Capt. Stiles' Co., Col. Starke's 



262 The Beckwiths. 

Regt., N. H. Line ; was then drafted into Rigniont's 
Reg., and served eight months, au'l was discharii-ed ; 
re-enlisted in Capt. Scott's Co., Col Sargeant's Ee-' 
and marched to Ca>tle William, below ^Boston, and 
remained there until Independence was declared; 
then marched with his regiment to New York, and 
was taken in C.)l. Ilatton's Reg. of Rangers, and 
remained until taken prisoner by the Briti.sh at Fort 
Washington ; \\-as ])Iaced in irons aboard a prison 
ship for fifteen weeks ; was then paroled and returned 
home. His family, in 1820, consisted of his wife, 
agedfifty-eiglit; his children, Lonine, aged twenty,! 
and Nelson, aged thirteen, non-compos mentis. In 
about 1819 he mored to Unity, Che>hire Co., N. H. ; 
the schedule of his property amounts to $89.37. 

At Lempster, N. H., September 19th, 1838, ap- 
peared Jemima Beckwith, seventy-seven years of acre, 
widow of Niles Beckwith, who died February 20th, 
1821, and says they were married December (3th, 1778. 

At Lempster, X. H., September 28th, 183.s, ap- 
peared Warren Beck\vith, who says Niles Beckwith 
moved to Unity, Sullivan Co., N. H., shortly before 
he died. 

Certificate of marriage was dated Lempster, N. H., 
December 6th, 1778, between Niles Beckwith and 
Jemima Wedsre. 
Perry G. Beck^vith; at Bronson, Huron Co., Ohio, March 
vd, 1871, appeared Perry G. Beckwith, and says that 
he was born in 1796, and enlisted from Greerson 
Co., N. Y., May 1st, 1814, in Capt. Freeman's Co., 



The Becktoiths. 263 

Col. Porter s Reg., and was rliseliarged at Buffalo, 
N. Y., November 8th, is 14. He married Delia 
.*^[»ringster, September IStii, 1824, and died at Olney, 
111., September 15th, 1824. 

Phineas Beckwith, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1735 ; en- 
listed in the Continental Army January 15th, 1777, 
in Capt. Lee's Co., Col. Durkee's Beg., for the war ; 
was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He joined 
his regiment Apiil 3Uth, 1777, and served until Oc- 
tober 20th, 1780, when he was promoted to ensign ; 
his commission (now on file in pension office, 1881)) 
reads, " to take effect from January 13th, 1781," in 
Capt. Spalding's Co., and was discharged November, 
1782. By trade he was a saddler. In 1818 he be- 
came blind ; his family at this time consisted of wife, 
Huldah, aged sixty-nine years, and one daughter, 
Lois, aged fifty-nine, still living \\'ith him ; his other 
children have Ions: since left him, and o-one out into 
the world. He was still living in 1818, then aged 
eighty-three. 

His commission in the Continental Army reads 
as follows : " Phineas Beckwith commissioned en- 
sign 1st Connecticut Regiment from the 13th day of 
January, 1781, the sixth year of our Independence, 
and signed Thos. McLean, President of the Congress 
of the U. S. of America." 

Rice Beckwith, born Lyme, Conn., November 20th, 
1757, and served in the Continental Army from 1776 
to 1780 in Col. Wynkoop's Regt., N. Y. Line, as fol- 
l'>ws : In 1770 he resided at Manchester, and enlisted 



264 The Beckwiths. 

fi'om New Lebanon Springs in Capt. Visliyli's Co., 
and served until 1777; was discharged at Kinder- 
hook, N. Y. ; he again enlisted and marched from 
New Lebanon Springs to Kinderhook, Sunday Hill, 
Fort Ann and back to Lebanon, and then to Kinder- 
hook, and was there discharged in 17 78 ; he then 
volunteered in Capt. Oder's Co., Col. Allen's Reg., 
and served until December, 1778, and was then 
drafted into Capt. Smith's Co., Col. Allen's Reg., Vt. 
Line, serving six months; re-enlisted March, 1780, 
in Capt. Barney's Co. for one month. At the expira- 
tion of his last term of enlistment he returned to 
Manchester, where he resided until 1800, and then 
moved to Plattsburg. He says his brother, Grant 
Beckvdth, also served throughout the war in the 
Continental Army. 

The above papers were filed by George M. Beek- 
with, acting chief clerk of Common Pleas of Platts- 
burg, and Daniel Beckwith appeared as a witness. 
Richard Mannaduke Barnes Beckwith ; at Charleston, 
Jefferson Co., W. Va., June 10th, 1871, appeared 
Sarah E. Beckwith, and says she was born in 1796, 
and that she is the widow of the above, who enlisted 
in 1814 in Capt. C. Wills' Co., and served until Au- 
gust 14th, 1816; that her maiden name was Sarah 
E. Hite, and that they were manied September I3th, 
1813, by the Rev. T. Mathews, at Charleston, W. Va. ; 
her husband died at St. Louis, Mo., about 1818, leav- 
ing a son, George W. H. Beckwith, now living at 
Charleston, Jefferson Co., W. Va. 



The BecJcwiths. 265 

Richard Beckwitli ; at Batavia, Genesee Co., N. Y., 
May 15tL, 1878, appeared Jane Beckwitli, who says 
she was born in 1814, and is the widow of Richard 
Beckwith, who volunteered at Batavia, N. Y., Au- 
gust 31st, 1814, in Capt. Godfrey's Co., Col. Church- 
hilFs Reg., for three months' service ; he was dis- 
charged at Fort Erie, September 16th, 1814, on 
account of sickness. He was, at that time, five feet 
six inches tall, light hair and complexion and blue 
eyes, and that they were married October 11th, 
1841, by Adam Reid ; her maiden name was Jane 
Porter, and that Richard died at Batavia, N. Y., 
June 21st, 1866. 

Robert Beckwith ; at Norwich, Conn., May 2d, 1871, 
appeared Robert Beckwith, who says he was born 
in 1794; that he was a seaman in the War of 1812, 
on board the schooner " Mars," commanded by Capt. 
Noah Buckley, and sailed under letter of marque. 
The "Mars "was captured by the British frigate 
" Shannon " with all on board, while off Cadiz ; he 
was held a prisoner of war for eigliteen months, part 
of the time at Mills ville Island, and sixty days as a 
hostage on board the British ship "Lucaro," and 
was paroled at Halifax, N. S. 

Roswell Beckwith; born at Lyme, Conn., October 
21st, 1753, where he resided until forty-one years of 
age, then moved to Westerlo, Albany Co., N, Y., and 
again to Cazenovia, N. Y. For many years was a 
Baptist minister in good standing. He enlisted 
December, 1775, in Capt. Sells' Co., Col. Parsons' 
34 



266 The Beckwiths. 

Reo-., for one year, entering actual service January 
1st, 1776, and was stationed on the heights over- 
looking Boston, and could see the British soldiers 
parading the decks of their vessels in the harbor as 
if preparing to land, then they dropped down the 
river evacuating Boston. He assisted in erecting the 
fortifications, and marched back to Lyme by way of 
Providence, R. L, where the regiment embarked and 
sailed for New York, joining the Army under Gen. 
Washington ; he retreated with the Army to Long 
Island, where he was discharged. He then re-en- 
listed in a company commanded by Capt. Ivnowl- 
ton to serve "by day and night, by land and by 
water, open or secret service," and was captured and 
taken prisoner at Fort Washington, by the British 
and marched to Harlem, and then with other prisoners 
sent to New York, and placed in irons on board the 
prison ship, the " Dalton " unril February, when the 
prisoners agreeing not to bear arms against England 
until regularly exchanged, were allowed to go home; 
he returned to Lyme on parole until exchanged, in 
1780, but owing to feebleness from long confinement 
in the prison ship, did not re-enter the service, until 
he was drafted at the burning of New London. In 
1832, he was still li^^ng, age seventy-eight years. 

The application of Roswell Beckwith was sworn 

to before Barak Beckmtb, judge of the Common 

Pleas of Madison Co., Conn. 

Rufus Beckwith ; at Chelsea, Orange Co., N. Y., 1861, 

appeared Rufus Beckwith, who says he was born 



The BecTcioiths. 267 

in 176-4 ; and enlisted at Alstead, Cheshire Co., 
N. H., in 1776, iu the 1st Eeg. of Volunteers, Capt. 
Nathan Fay's Co., for nine months' garrison duty, at 
Fort Otter Creek, Vt.; he marched through the 
wilderness to Fort Pittsfield and was mustered 
into the Continental Army by IMajor Tolman ; at the 
expiration of ten months was discharged. 

Attached to this application was an old faded 
leaf of a Bible, upon which was written the follow- 
ing: 

Rufus Beckwith; born May 12th, 1764; Thank- 
ful Sadie, his wife. January 1st, 1790 (probably 
date of marriage) ; Sammie, born December 18th, 
1791 ; Josiah, born May 20th, 1793 : Edward W., 
born September 15th, 1798 ; Rufus, Jr., born De- 
cember 20th, 1 800. 

Samuel Beckwith; at Hartford, Conn., July 18th, 
1833, appeared Samuel Beckwith, who says he was 
born at Lyme, Conn., in 1755. That he and his 
brother, Roswel Beckwith, were both taken prison- 
ers at Fort Washington by the British, and that he 
did not return home until January, 1777. 

Samuel Beckwith ; at Lyme, Conn., June 7th, 1843, 
appeared John Lay, who says he was born in 1764, 
and that he knew personally Samuel Beckwith, who 
enlisted May, 1775, for seven months' service in 
Capt. Sells' Co., Col. Parsons' Reg., and that he 
marched to Roxbury and was stationed there until 
discharged, about January 1st, 1776; he re-enlisted 
in the same company for one year, and was stationed 



268 The Beckimths. 

at New York, and ^Yas discharged there, January 
Ist, 1777; he then enlisted in the sea service, and 
was at the capture of the East India ship " The 
Lovely Lass," and made a heavy purse from his 
share of the prize money. He was taken prisoner 
several times, once in Rhode Island, and once in 
New York where he was j^laced on board of a prison 
ship for a long time. He manied Polly Green- 
field before he returned home, and that he after- 
ward joined Capt. Moody in a government ship, 
and was drowned at Lyme, May, 1800. 

At Lyme, Conn., June 7th, 1844, appeared Polly Beck- 
with Tinker, who says she was born in 1760 ; that 
her maiden name was Polly Greenfield, and that she 
married "Samuel Beckwith, June, 1781; that he died at 
Lyme, May, 1800, and in December, 1818, she mar- 
ried Joseph Tinker, who died November 28th, 1836. 

Seth Beckwdth, born at Waterford, Conn., October, 
1758; enlisted, 1778, in the Militia, Capt. Bebee's Co., 
and was drafted into the Continental Army for six 
months, in Capt. Thompson's Co., and was stationed 
at Fort Trumbull, assisting in the building of 
that fort ; was discharged April, 1799. He was again 
drafted July, 1779, in Capt. Wait's Co., for four 
months ; was stationed at Long Island Sound, east 
of Niantic bay, where he was discharged July, 1780 ; 
was again drafted to go in pursuit of British soldiers, 
who had made theii' escape from the prison ships, 
then l^ing in New London, and who w^ere secreted 
around in the country ; the militiamen succeeded 



The Beckioiths. 269 

ill recapturing most of them, returning them to 
prison ; lie was then placed on guard duty at the 
prison. He was subsequently drafted several times, 
servino; short terms of service ao-oTeQ-atins: ten months. 

At Waterford, Conn., September ISth, 1837, ap- 
peared Esther Beckwith, who says she was born in 
1762, and is the widow of Seth Beckwith ; that her 
maiden name was Esther Leach, and was married No- 
vember 14th, 1781; that her husband died at Mont- 
ville, Conn., March 15th, 1839. 

At Waterford, Conn., September 23d, 1839, ap- 
peared Grace Beckwith, the widow of Elisha Beck- 
with, and says she was born in 1 764; that her maiden 
name was Grace Leach, and is the sister of Seth 
Beckwith's wife ; that Seth's children were : Hester, 
born October 16th, 1782; Joseph, born January 
'J5th, 1785, and Kupel, born December 27th, 1788. 
Seth Beckwith ; at Easton, Ionia Co., Mich., December 
14th, 1871, appeared Elizabeth Beckwith, who says 
she was bora in 1787, and is the widow of Seth 
Beckwith, who served sixty days in the War of 

1812, in Capt. Tallmadge's Co. ; at that time he re- 
sided at Martinsburg, Lewis Co., N. Y., and was sta- 
tioned at Sackett's Harbor during the years 1812- 

1813. He ao-ain enlisted for three months as a sub- 
stitute for one Elijah Soule, who was drafted. Her 
maiden name was Elizabeth Butler, and they were 
married November 6th, 1806; he died at Easton, 
Mich., June 5th, 1856. 

Silas Beckwith, born at Lyme, Conn., in 1746, enlisted 



270 The Beckwiths. 

in the army with his team to haul provisions from 
East Harbor Landing to Boston, and had command 
of sev^eral other teams ; acting as train- master for 
three months. He then, with his family, moved to 
near Albany, N. Y,, and was selected by the Com- 
mittee of Safety of Albany to take charge of thirty- 
five men to go north and join Gen. Schuyler's com- 
mand, then stationed a little below Al])any on the 
Hudson river. He, with Sergeant Butler and twenty- 
five men, went up the river, and were drawn into an 
ambush by the Indians ; after a skirmish "svith them 
they retreated to Albany without the loss of a sin- 
gle man, carrying with them the only man wounded. 
He was then commissioned by Gren. Gates a captain 
in Col. Van Ness' Reg., Conn. Line ; was at the bat- 
tle of Stillwater, September 19th, 1777, and was dis- 
charged at the expiration of his nine months' enlist- 
ment. In 1778, he was again selected by the Com- 
mittee of Safety of Nobletown, Albany Co., N. Y., 
to take charge of thirty men to join General Wash- 
ington at Valley Forge ; he reported to General Pier- 
son upon his arrival, wbo advised him to be " nocu- 
lated " for the small-pox, then very bad in the army, 
after which he lay sick in the hospital for a long 
time ; getting better, he ^vas placed in a wagon and 
followed the army; having a relapse, was discharged 
as unfit for active service. He knows of no one who 
could testify to the above, except his father, Benjamin 
Beckwith. After the war he moved to Indiana, and 
then to Crawford Co., 111., where he resided in 1833. 



Tlie Beckwiths. 271 

At Cra\^iord. Co., Til., December 14tli, 1837, ap- 
peared Benjamin Beckwith, and says that liis father, 
Silas Beck^vith, has lived with him for the last 
fifteen years, and is now old and intirm, and that his 
mother died in lbo4. 
Thomas Beckwith, born at Lyme, Conn., April 3d, 
1759 ; enlisted in the Conn. Miiitia, September 9th, 
1776, in Capt Say's Co., Col. Parsons' Reg., the od 
Conn. Line, called the "• Governor's Guards ; " re- 
mained on duty at Lyme until discharged, January 
loth, 1777 ; re-enlisted January 15th, 1777, to go to 
New London, in Capt. Lay's Co., Col. Thorp's Reg., 
Conn. Line ; remained there four months, and was 
discharged; volunteered, April, 1777, for two months. 
State service, in Capt. Bebee's Co., Col. Thorp's 
Regt., and was stationed at New London until dis- 
charged ; re-enlisted, July 1st, 1777, in Capt. Palmer's 
Co., Col. Ely's Regt., for six months ; marched with 
his company to Norwalk, and there embarked on 
board a schooner for secret service to surprise the 
British Fort at Brookhaven, L. I. ; the Americans 
were themselves surprised by British vessels of war, 
who ca23tured one boat and drove the others to laud ; 
after a weary march through the 'wilderness arrived 
at New London, and was discharged, January, 1778 ; 
was drafted into Capt. Davis' Co., Col. Latimer's 
Reg., 3d Conn. Line ; was stationed at Fort Gris- 
wold for four months, and was discharged. May, 
1778; again enlisted; this time on the State brig 
Defiance^ mounting sixteen guns, and manned by one 



272 The Beckwitks. 

hundred and twenty men; Seth Harding, captain, 
and Nehemiah Whitney, surgeon ; cruised to the Ber- 
mudas for one month, and in that time captured two 
ships, with which the JJe fiance returned to New 
London, and after refitting returned to the same 
cruising grounds for three months; were chased home 
by a British man-of-war : was then discharged De- 
cember, 177S ; drafted in 1779, and served three 
montlis in Cant. Hempstead's Co., 3d Reg., Conn- 
State Troops ; he then, at the expiration of his en- 
listment, entered the naval service on a privateer ves- 
sel for one year. In 1832 he was still living at 
Batavia, N. Y., aged seventy-three years. 
Timothy Beckwith ; at Waterford, Conn., 1820, ap- 
peared Timothy Beckwith, who says he was born at 
Waterford, Conn., and enlisted from that place into 
the Continental Army, for the war, May, 1777, in 
Capt. Richards' Co., and served until the end of the 
war, and was discharo-ed at West Point. By occu- 
pation a laborer ; his wife Lydia is fifty-three years 
old ; their children are as follows : Livonia, age four- 
teen; Timothy, age ten; Cynthia, age eight, and 
says his property amounts to >)6.06 in value, and 
that he owns neither " house nor lands." He mar- 
ried Lydia Newberry, late of Waterford, May 1 9th, 
1789, who was born in 1760, and lived to be ninety- 
seven years old ; Timothy died May 27th, 1825, and 
Lydia, his wife, May 3d, 1857. 

At New London, Conn., July 27th, 1838, ap- 
peared Hannah Burrs of Waterford, seventy-seven 



The Bec'kwiths. 273 

years old, who says she is a sister of Timothy Beck- 
with. 

At New London, Conn., July, 1839, appeared 
Newberry Beckwith of New London, and Desire 
Beebee of Waterford, children of Timothy Beckwith 
and Lydia, his wife. 

William Beckwith ; at Waterford, Conn., June 9th, 
1871, appeared William Beckwith, who says he was 
born at Waterford, Conn., 1774, and married Amy 

, at Waterford, in 1793 ; and that he served in the 
War of 1812, for thirty days, in Col. More's Reg., 
3d Conn. Line. 

William Beckwith ; at Morgan Township, Morgan Co., 
Ohio, 1832, appeared William Beckwith, who says 
he was born in Frederick Co., Md., in 1758, and 
that he enlisted at Frederick, Md., in the Continen- 
tal Army, August, 1776, in Capt. Slay's Co., Col. 
Battle's Beg., for six months ; after serving his term, 
he re-enlisted at White Marsh Crossing for one year, 
in Capt. Camp's Co., Col. Green's Beg. ; was at the 
battle of White Marsh, where Capt. Bailey and half 
of his company ran away, the remainder and Capt. 
McLane, contending with an overpowering force of 
the enemy, fought their way back to White Marsh, 
after leaving half their men dead and wounded. 
He was at the battle of Chestnut Hill, under Gen. 
Green, which lasted from noon to dark ; was at the 
battle of Germantown. After the battle of German- 
town, the British lighted theii^ camp fires, and the 
Americans then went into camp ; William had just 
35 



274 The Beckwiths. 

put a cake of dougli into tlie aslies to bake when an 
advance was ordered, and lie Avas obliged to eat his 
cake raw, only to find upon their arrival at the 
enemy's lines that they had retreated. His command 
arrived too late to participate in the battle of the 
Brandywine. All the pay he ever received was one 
month's pay, is 8 in Continental currency. His com- 
pany was ordered to quell the Tories, who gave 
much trou!)le in and around Frederick. He was 
born in Frederick Co., Md., on Kock Creek, twelve 
miles from Washins^ton, D. C, and lived there until 
he moved to Morgan Co., Ohio. 

Benjamin Beckwith says he is a brother of Wil- 
liam Beckwith, late ot Morgan Co., Ohio, who died 
October 27th, 1830 ; his wife died a short time be- 
fore; they had three children: Richard, Tobias and 
Kebecca ; Bichard left his father's home years ago 
and was supposed to have returned to Md. ; Tobias 
died, and Bebecca is the only surviving child, and 
is thouo-ht to be livino: in New York. 

Solomon Beckwith says he is the son of Benja- 
min and nephew of William, and that he knows 
that William is dead, that Tobias is dead, and be- 
lieves that Bichard is dead, and that Bebecca is the 
only surviving child of William ; Bichard left home 
about 1819, or shortly after they moved to Ohio ; 
Tobias died in Morgan Co., and that Bebecca is 
living in Ne\v York city. 
William W. Beckwitli ; at Cleveland, Ohio, May 1st, 
1879, appeared Dr. C. Marell, who says he fonnerly 



The^ Bechwiths. 275 

practiced in Huron Co., Oliio, and knew William W. 
Beck\vith and his family, and that William died at 
Brunson, Huron Co., Ohio, August 19tli, 1861, aged 
about sixty-five vears, leavino- a widow, Ann Beck- 
with, who moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. 

At Cleveland, Ohio, April 29th, 1879, appeared 
Ann Beckwith, aged 81 years, the widow of William 
W. Beckwith, who was in the War of 1812 ; enlisted 
in Capr. Gale's Co., N. Y. Militia, Woodsworth's 
Brigade, and that her maiden name was Ann Herrick. 

At Cleveland, Ohio, 1879, appeared Dr. David H. 
Beckwith, ^vho says he is fifty-three years old, and 
is a son of William W. and Ann Beckwith ; that his 
father just before his death, was five feet eleven 
inches tall, had light blue eyes and light complexion, 
with dark hair ; that his father died August 1 9th, 
1861. 

At Cleveland, Ohio, April 19th, 1879, appeared Dr. 
Seth R. Beckwith, and says he is forty-nine years 
old and is a son of William W. and Ann Beckwdth. 

Ann Beckwith died March 25th, 1883. Certifi- 
cate of marriage is as follows : Norwalk, Huron Co., 
Ohio, I certify that W. W. Beckwith and Ann Her- 
rick were lawfully joined in marriage by me, this 
20th day of October, 1819, Robert S. Southgate, 
J. P. 

1815. 

Jennings Beckwith, 1815 ; ensign, 3d lieut. 14th U. S. 
Inf., May 2d, 1815 ; 2d lieut., December 14th, 1815 ; 



276 The Beckwiths. 

regimental Q. M., August 24tli, 1815 ; resigned, 
June IGtli, 1816. 

Blackhawk War, 1830. 
Dan Beckwith, 1830, May l-lth to June 14tli, lieut.- 
coL, 111, Mounted Volunteers. 

18-40. 
F. L. S. Beckwith, 1840; midshipman, resigned in 
1844. 

1843. 
S. M. Beck^\^th, 1843; gunner, U. S. K; resigned in 
1853. 

Mexican War, 1847. 

Lawrence Butler Beckwith, 1847 ; enlisted in 1st 
Ark. Vol.; wounded at battle of Buena Vista; en- 
listed July 1st, 1846, at Washington, Ark., for 
twelve months; served as a private in Hunter's Co., 
1st Beg., Ark. Vol. ; was shot in the thigh at the 
battle of Buena Vista, and was mustered out at 
Cavago, Mexico, January 20th, 1847. 

Edward Gr. Beckwith, Ist lieut, U. S. A. (see 1861- 
1865.) 

War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 

Adolphus Beckwith, 1861 ; for four years; N. Y. Cav. 
Albert O. Beckwith, 1861 ; for three years ; 2d Vt. Inf. ; 
wounded at battle of Fredericksburg. 



The Bechwiths. 277 

Amos Beckwith, 1846 ; cadet U. S. M. A., 1846 ; brevt. 

2d lieiit. Art., 1851 ; 2d lieut., 1851 ; 1st lieut., 

1854; capt. com. sub., 1861 ; major com. sub., 1862 ; 

brevt. lieut., 1868; brevi:;. brig. -gen., 1865; brevt. 

major-gen., 1865 ; col. add. A. D. C, 1856; lieut.- 

col. asst. gen. of sub., 1874. 
Asa Orlando Beckwith, 1861; for three years ; Ohio 

Vols. ; buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ohio. 
Asher M. Beckwith, 1863 ; for three years ; wounded 

at battle of Gettysburg; died in hospital. 
A. W. Beckwith, 1861 ; captain 20th Mass. Inf., 

March 29th, 1862 ; in sixteen engagements. 
Benjamin F. Beckwith, 1861 ; for four years ; 99th 

Ind. Inf. ; mustered out in 1865. 
Benjamin Beckwith, 1862 ; 1st lieut. and adjutant 32d 

Wis. Resc. ; resis-ned 1864. 
Charles Beckwith, September 19th, 1862 ; for nine 

months ; Co. B, 49th Mass. 
Charles Beckwith, 1861 ; Conn. Vols. ; killed in battle 

in 1862. 
Charles Beckwith, 1861 ; Co. E, 18th Conn. ; died 

August 6 th, 1864 ; buried at Staunton, Va., National 

Cemeteiy, No. 60, section B. 
Charles Beckwith, 1863 ; died in Staunton prison, Va., 

July 11th, 1864. 
C. Beckwith, 1862; 14th N. Y. Art. Co.; died Sep- 
tember 11th, 1864; buried Andersonville Prison 

Cemetery. 
C. C. Beckwdth, 1861 ; corporal Co. E, 4th Vt. ; died 

November 2d, 1863; buried at Arlington Ceme- 



278 The Beckwiths. 

teiy, grave No. 75. row No. 7, section No. E, block 
2 ; body was buried on Dr._ Fisher's Plantation, War- 
renton, Va., and removed to Arlington. 

Charles B. Beckwith : killed at battle of Port Hudson. 

Charles H. Beckwith, May 7th, 1861 ; 2d Conn. Inf.; 
died December 1st. 18(52. 

D. L. BeckAvith, 1864; captain 22d U. S. Veteran Re- 
serve Corps; discharged (disability) 1866. 

Dan Beckwith, 1862 ; for four years ; 111. Vols. ; mus- 
tered out in 1865. 

Daniel Beckwith, 1861 ; for two years ; mustered out 
in 1863. 

David H. Beckwith, 1862; for three years; captain 
101st N. Y., November 16th, 1862; in twenty-two 
engagements. 

David L. Beckwith, 1862 ; for two years ; 2d R I. ; 
prisoner at battle of the Wilderness. 

David O. Beckwith, 1861 ; 2d lieut. 57th N. Y. Inf., 
October 4th, 1861. 

E. Beckwith, 1861 ; corporal 6th Mich., Co. I; died 
May 31st, 1864; buried in Andersonville Prison 
Cemetery. 

Edward GriSen Beckwith, 1842; cadet U. S. M. A.; 
2d lieut. 3d Art., July 1st, 1842; 1st lieut., June 
18th, 1846 ; captain, May 12th, 1855 ; col. add. aid- 
de-camp July 5th, 1862 ; major 2d Art., February 
8th, 1864; brevt. lieut. -col., brevt. col. and brevt. brig.- 
sren., March 13th, 1865, for faithful and meritorious 
services durinsr the war ; mustered out as colonel 
add. aid-de-camp May 31st, 1866. 



The BecJcioiths. 279 

F. Beckwith, November 8th, 1862 ; 94th K Y., Co. H ; 
buried at Military Asylura, D. C. 

Francis E. Beckwith, Jr., July 13th, 1864 ; for one 
hundred days ; Co. A, Sth Mass. Inf. ; aged eighteen. 

Fiancis Beckwith ; Co. F, 13th Conn. ; died September 
Sth, 1864 ; buried at St. Louis, Mo. ; section 32, No. 
134. 

Frank Beckwith, June 16th, 1864; Co. D, 13th Conn. 

G. Beckwith, 1861 ; 58th Penn. ; died July 31st, 1864 ; 
buried at Hampton Cemetery, Va. 

George Beckwith, 1861 ; 6th Mich., Co. C ; died June 
23d, 1864 ; buiied at Lynchburg, Va. 

George C. Beckwith, 1861 ; Vt. Vols. ; w^ounded at 
battle of Fredericksburg; died in hospital, 1864. 

George C. Beckwith, 1861 ; for the war ; 2d Vt. Reg.; 
wounded at battle of Fredericksburg ; died in hos- 
pital, 1864. 

George L. Beckwith, 1861 ; for three years ; 2d lieut., 

4th N. Y. Cav.; December 31st, 1862. 
George H. Beckwith, 1861 ; for three years; 1st lieut. 

13th Wis. 
George W. Beck^\dth ; Ind. Volunteers ; mustered out 

in 1865. 

George W. Beckwith, 1861 ; for the war; 16th N. Y., 
Co. E; died September 1st, 1862; buried at Phila- 
delphia, Penn. 

Gilbert Beckwith, 1861 ; for the war; 10th Mich., Co. 
C; died May 16th, 1862 ; buried at St. Louis, Mo., 
section 52, No. 50. 



280 The Beckwiths. 

Henry Beckwitli, 1861 ; for three years; Ohio Vol.; 
mustered out in 1864. 

Henry A. Beckwith, 1862; 1st lieut. 21st Mass. Reg., 
SeptemV»er 5th, 1862 ; in fourteen engagements ; 
died of wounds received at battle of Chautilly, ^'^a., 
September 5th, 1862. 

Henry C. Beckwith, 1 862 ; od ass't eng. U. S. N., June 
27th, 1862 ; 2d ass't eng., 1863 ; 1st ass't eng., 1868 ; 
retired in 1874. 

Henry G. Beckwith, 1861; 29th Ohio Reg.; died 
March 28th, 1862 ; buried September 12th, at Win- 
chester National Cemetery ; drowned in Sleepy 
Creek, Va. 

Henry M. Beckwith, 1862, March 10th ; 1st Conn. Art.; 
died Oct. 10th, 1863. 

Herbert E. Beckwith, 1861; 10th Conn. ; served eigh- 
teen months ; transferred to 2d Mass. Heavy Art. ; 
corporal 2d Mass. Art.; prisoner at Plymouth, N. 
C; eight months in prison at Andersonville and 
Florence, Ala. ; paroled 1 864, and died on his landing 
at Annapolis, Md., December oOth, 1864. 

Herbert D. Beckwith, 1862; 57th Mass., Co. F; died 
Jan. 17th, 1865 ; buried at Poplar Grove JSTational 
Cemetery, Petersburgh, Va. ; disinterred from Puf- 
fin's Plantation, Va. 

Ira M Beckwith, 1862 ; January 22d; discharged Jan- 
uary 23d, 1863. 

James Beck wdth, 1861; for four years; N. Y. Vol.; 
mustered out in 1865. 

James Beckwith, 1861 ; for the war ; 105th N. J., Co. 



The Beckwiths. 281 

C; died October 9tli, 1862; buried at Cave Hill 
Cemetery, Ky. 

J. Beckwitli, 1S61 ; for the war; Scott's 900; died 
June 26th, 1864; buried at Military iVsylum, D. C. 

J. C. Beckwith, 1864 ; for 3 years; captain, 187th N. 
Y. Inf., October 11th, 1864. 

J. E. Beckwith, 1862 ; 31st 111., Co. I; died July 21st, 
1864; buried at Atlanta, Ga., Xat. Cem., !N'o. 581. 

J. H. Beckwith, 1861; ITTth T^. Y. Inf., Co. C; died 
August 19th, 1864; buried at Port Hudson Nat. 
Cem., La. 

J. P. Beckwith, 1861; 52d Mass., Co. F; died Decem- 
ber 2d, 1862, aged 39; buried in New York; mus- 
tered out, October 11th, 1862. 

John Beckwith, 1861; 8th Ind., Co. I; died Hunts- 
ville, Ala., 1862. 

John Beckwith, 1861; 179th N. Y, Co. C; died June 
26th, 1165 ; buried Nat. Cem. at Alexandria, Va. 

John Beckwith, 1861; for three years; Conn. Vol.; 
wounded in foot. 

John Beckwith, 1863 ; for one year ; 102d Ohio; mus- 
tered out in 1864. 

John Beckwith, 1861 ; 2d Md. Keg. of Inf., twenty- 
two enfjao-ements ; mustered out in 1865. 

John A. Beck^vith, 1861, October 5th; 8th Conn.: 
wounded and discharged on account of disability, in 
1864. 

John H. Beckwith, 1863, December 29th ; for three 
years, age 18; Co. K, "New Batt.," Mass. Cav. 
(received $325 bounty). 
36 



282 The Bechwiths. 

Johu H. Beckwitla, 1864 ; captain 2d Reg., U. S. A. ; 

or2:aiiized in Va., 1864 ; resi2:ned 1864, 
John W. Beck^^^tll, 1863, September 15tli; for nine 

months ; 66th Mass., Co. C, age 30. 
John "\V. Beckwith, 1863, July ISth; for three years; 

2d Art., Mass. Vol., Co. A ; mustered out, disability. 
Joseph Beckwith. 1861; 14th Inf., U. S. A., Co. B; 

died January 18th, 1862 ; buried Nat. Cem. at Alex- 
andria, Va. 
L. Beckwith, 1861; 14th 111. Inf., Co. C; died No- 
vember 13th, 1863 ; buried at Camp Grove Cem., 

section B, grave No. 40. 
Laban Beckwith, 1861; for three years; Ohio VoL; 

sunstruck and mustered out, disability. 
Lafayette Beckwith, 1861; 114th N. Y., Co. B; died 

near New Orleans, La., October 5th, 1863 ; buried 

in Monument Nat. Cem., Charleraette, La. 
Lewis Beckwith, 1862, January 7th; captain, Co. D, 

Veteran Batt.; commissioned May 21st, 1863. 
Lewis Beckwith, 1862 ; captain, 13th Conn., December 

nth, 1862. 
Lewis A. Beckwith, 1865; 2d lieut., 14th W. Va. Inf. 
Lewis C. Beckwdth, 1861 ; for thi-ee years ; 2d lieut. 

1st Batt. Mountaineers, Cal. ; resigned November 

23d, 1864. 
Lad W. Beckwith, 1861 ; surgeon 38th Ind. ; resigned 

1863. 
Lowell A. Beck^vith, November 28th, 1864; for one 

year; 1st Batt. Heavy Art. Mass., Co. C; aged 19; 

bounty $218. 



The Beckwiths. 283 

Martiu Beckwitb, 1861; Stli Ind. Cav., Co. I; buried 
at Nashville, Tenn., Nat. Cem., section 36, No. 803. 

Martin Beckwitli, 1861 ; 125tli Ohio, Co. I ; died May 
1st, 1864; buried at Winchester, Va., Nat. Cem. 

Milan H. Beckwith, 1861; for three years; 2d Vt. 
Inf. ; mustered out in 1864. 

Nicholas Beckwith, 1861 ; 11th III, Co. A; died Janu- 
ary 13th, 1862; buried at St. Louis Nat. Cem., sec- 
tion 28, No. 115. 

Paul Beckwith, 1861 ; served one month in General 
Fremont's Command, as a volunteer, during the 
Missouri campaign, age 14. 

Robert Beckwith ; Conn. Vols. ; killed in battle. 

Robert S. Beckwith, May 1st, 1861 ; tor three months; 
aged 21 ; 5th Mass. Inf., Co. B. 

R. S. Beckwith, 1861; 2d lieut., 20th Mass., December 
31st, 1862; in thirty-one engagements; died from 
wounds received at battle of Fredericksburg, Va. 

Reuben R. Beckwith, 1864; captain 3Sth Wis., Sep- 
tember 26th, 1864. 

Rufus H. Beckwith, July 20th, 1864; for one hundred 
days; aged 34; 42d Mass. Inf., Co. D. 

Rufus Beckwith, Jr., 1862 ; 12th N. Y. Cav., Co. B; 
killed May 13th, 1865 ; buried at Cypress Hill Nat. 
Cem., L. I. 

S. Beckwith, 1861 ; 9th N. Y., Co. A; died June 21st, 
1863; buried at Military Asylum, D. C. 

Samuel R. Beckwith, 1862 ; for three years ; captain, 
I50th Penn., June 26th, 1864; in twelve engage- 
ments ; mustered out in 1865. 



284 The Beckwiths. 

Solomon Beckwith, 1 S61 ; for four years ; 161st Ohio ; 
mustered out in 1865. 

Stephen Beckwith, 1862 ; captain 101st Ohio Inf. ; re- 
signed in 1864. 

Stewart W. Beckwith, 1861 ; 14th U. S. Inf., Co. B ; 
died January 6th, 1862 ; buried Nat. Gem., Alexan- 
dria, Va. 

Sylvester G. Beckwith, 1862; for three years; 1st 
lieut. 23d Iowa Inf. ; died of wounds received at 
battle of Big Black Kiver, Miss., July, 1863. 

Theodore L. Beckwith, 1862 ; for nine months; captain 
28th Mass. ; in eleven engagements. 

Timothy Beckwith, 1864 ; for one year ; 76th Penn. ; 
mustered out at Raleigh, N. C, in 1865. 

W. Beckwith ; buried at City Point Nat. Cem., Va. 

W. Beckwith, 1861 ; 189th N. Y., Co. D; buried at 
Camp Point Nat. Cem., Va., section D, division 1, 
grave No. 119. 

"Warren Beckwith, 1862; for three years; captain 4th 
Iowa Cav., May 20th, 1863 ; was in fourteen engage- 
ments. 

William Beckwith, May 7th, 1864 ; aged twenty-five ; 
transferred to U. S. Navy, April 23d, 1864. 

William Beckwith, December 22d, 1863; 22d Conn. 
Cav. ; mustered out July 15th, 1865. 

William F. Beckwith, 1861 ; 64th Ohio Inf. ; killed at 
battle of Bocky Face Ridge. 

William G. Beckwith, August 21st, 1862 ; enlisted at 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 



The Beckwiths. 2S5 

William H. Beckwith, ISGl ; captain SOth N. Y., June 
lOth, 1862 ; in fourteen eno-asfements. 

William L. Beckwith, l<Sf>l ; for four years; 140tli N. 
Y, Inf. ; mustered out in 1865. 

William W, Beckwith, 1861 ; for three years ; captain 
35th N. Y. Inf., October 8th, 1862. 

Wright Beckwith, 1862 ; 2dlieut. 7th Mo. Cav. ; mus- 
tered out in 1865. 

William Beckwith. 1861 ; U. S. ship Scotia ; quarter- 
master on cunboat Hemlriek Hudson: discharo;ed 
for disability in 1^65. 

Herbert E. Beckwith, clerk ; eighteen years of age ; 
son of Elisha Beckwith of iSTorwich, Conn. ; served 
eighteen months in the 10th Conn. Reg. of Inf., and 
subsequently as corporal in the 2d Mass. Heavy Ar- 
tillery. He was taken prisoner at Plymouth, N. C, 
and confined for eight mouths at Andersonville and 
Florence, Ala., prisons, where he suffered severely 
for food and clothing. He was paroled, landing at 
Annapolis, Md., where he rallied, but died six days 
afterward, December SOth, 1864, aged twenty-one 
years. At Andersonville he wrote in his journal : 
I fancy at times I hear the bells of Norwich. [Nor- 
wich, Conn., in the War. 

Lewis Beckwith ; enlisted from New London, Conn., 
January 7th, 1862 ; sergeant 1862 ; 2d lieut. Co. K, 
January 27th, 1863; captain assigned to Co. D, Vet- 
eran Battalion, May 21st, 1863. Lieut. Beckwith, 
while trying his skill with the musket, was struck 
by a bullet, which carried away his big toe. His 



286 ■ The Bechwiths. 

language on the occa^^ion was slightly profane. [His- 
tory of the loth Conn. Reg, 
William G. Beckwith : enlisted from Grand Rapids. 
Mich., August 21st, 1862 ; sergeant Co. B, 5th Mich. 
Cav., 1863 ; 1st lieut., April 14th, 1865. Lieut. 
Beckwith was not mustered out as an officer, as he 
was absent on sick leave when hi^ company was 
mustered out. [Coim. in the Rebeiliun. 
On the night of March od, 1865, Mr. Lincoln and 
several members of his cabinet \vere in attendance at 
the Capitol awaiting final passage of bills by Congress 
in order that they might receive the pi-esidential sig- 
nature. Every one was happy at a prospect of an 
early re-establishment of peace, Gen. Grant having 
just telegraphed a glowino- account of his successes, 
and his control of the situation. While felicitating each 
other on the approaching cessation of hostilities, a sec- 
ond dispatch was handed to Mr. Stanton from Gen. 
Grant. The telegram advised him of the receipt of a 
letter from Genei'al Lee, requesting an immediate in- 
terview, wuth a \uew to the re-establishment of peace 
between the two sections, in answer to which the Presi- 
dent wrote the following dispatch, handing it to Mr. 
Stanton, who signed, sealed and forwarded it, which 
ran as follows: "The President directs me to say to 
you that he wishes you to have no conference with 
Gen. Lee, unless it be for the capitulation of Gen. 
Lee's army or on some minor or purely military 
matter. He instructs me to say, you are not to 
decide, discuss or confer on any political question ; the 



The Beckwiths. ■ 287 

President holding the decision of these questions in 
his own hands, and will submit them to no military 
conference or convention, and you are to press to the 
utmost of your ability, your military advantage." On 
the succeeding day the followhig dispatch was received 
from Gen. Grant, in cipher as follows : 

March 4 6.30. 
Mr. EcKERT 4:30 Washington : 

Name to you ditto me most Annie A price ditto 
because Senate considered too green pink or blue of 
affidavits yellow. My Davenport honoring by struck 
oil increase that eat it etta Willie to will can loaf a black 
Provost Marshall Ha\'den sexton Kirkwoods No sins: 
my eggs chum had subject matter before Mary of Den- 
mark by that press of circumstances may I gambol the 
buff cravat foreign proposed know the solid ability all 
act meal copy hampered Sallie Sinclair resembles du- 
plicate which I justice demolished neither auther platina 
Ton him kisses nearest nei2:hbor Ira Denmark was 
arrive under thought prevent assure to letter magnify 
panic. 

S. H. Beckwith. 

TRANSLATIOI^. 

City PoLtrr, March 4, 1865, 4 : 30 p. m. 
Hon. E. M. Stanto^st, Secretary of War : 

Your dispatch of the 3d, midnight, received. I have 
a letter to Gen. Lee, copy of which will be sent you by 
to-morrow's mail. I can assure you that no act of the 



288 The Beckwitks. 

enemy will prevent me pressing all advantages gained 
to the utmost of my ability. Neither will I, under any 
circumstances, exceed my authority, or in any way 
embarrass the Government. Ii was because I had no 
right to meet (xeu. Lee on the subject proposed by 
him that I referred the matter for instiiictions. 

U. S. GRANT, 

Lieutenant- General. 

''The real Lincoln." By Ward E. Lemon. 

Upon inquiry at the War Department they could give me no further 
information. 

Confederate States Army, 1861-1865 

Anson G. Beckwith, 1862 ; sergeant 23d Tenn., killed 

at battle of Chickamauga. 
Frank Beckwith, 1S63; 3d Va. Inf., 1S63-5. 
Frank Beckwith ; killed in the war. 
Hays Beckwith ; colonel 20th Va. Inf., 1861-1865. 
Julian R. Beckwith, 1861; killed at battle of Seven 

Pines. 
Lawrence Beck^vith, 1S61 ; Wade Hampton's Legion. 
Newton Beckwith, 1861 ; 30th Va. Reg. Inf. 
John Beckwith, 1861 ; killed in Virginia. 
Samuel G. Beckwith, 1861; for three years; 54th 

Tenn. In£ ; prisoner at Fort Donaldson. 

The Percys. 

This family derived their name from the village of 
Percy, near Villedieii in Normandy. They deduced 
their pedigree from Geoffrey, son of Manifred, a Dan- 



The Beckioiths. 289 

isli cliieftain, who assisted RoUo, in 912 in subjugat- 
ing that principality, and acquired considerable })0S- 
sessions there. William de Percy accompanied the 
Conqueror from Xormandy and obtained from him a 
Barony of thirty Knights fees, and became a feudal 
Lord of England. This William de Percy was also 
known by the name of " Als Gernon " or William with 
the whiskers; he re-founded the Abbey of St. Hilda in 
Yorkshire, of which his brother, Serbo de Percy, was 
Prior. Accompanying Duke KoViert in his first cru- 
sade in 1096, he died at Mountjoy, near Jerusalem, 
leaving five sons and a daughter, by his wife Emma 
de Post, a lady of Saxon descent, whose lands were 
amongst those be5to\ved upon him by the Conqueror, 
and according to an ancient wTiter, " he wedded hyrr 
that was very heire to them, in discharging of his con- 
science." He was succeeded by his son Alan de Percy, 
2d Baron, surnamed ''The great Allan, he married 
Emma, daughter of Gilbert de Gaunt (which Gilbert 
was son of Baldwin, Earl of Flanders, and nephew of 
Queen Maud, wife of William the Conqueror), and 
was succeeded by his eldest son, William de Percy, at 
whose decease, the eldest branch of the first race of 
Percys from Normandy became extinct in the male 
line, and their great inheritance became devolved upon 
his Lordship's two daughters. Maude married the 
Earl of Warwdck, who died in the Holy Land in 1184, 
sans issue; Agnes de Percy married Jocelaine, brother of 
Queen Adeliza, second wife of Henry the first, and son 
of Geoffrey de Bouillon, Duke of L<j\\ er Brabant, and 
37 



290 The Beckwiths. 

Count of Brabant wlio was descended from the Em- 
peror Charlemagne. Lady iVgness who only consent to 
this alliance upon condition that Jocelaine >^hould adopt 
either the surname or arms of Percy, the former of which, 
the old tradition says, he accordingly assumed and re- 
tained his paternal coat, in order to perpetuate his claim 
to the principality <:)t' his father, should the elder branch 
of the reigning family become extinct. The ancient 
arms of Hainault, the Lord retained, and gave his 
children the surname of " Perci " he left several children. 

Henry the eldest son, who appears to have died be- 
fore his mother, married Isabel, daughter of Adam 
Bruce, Lord of Skelton, by whom he had the Manor 
of Levington, for which he and his heirs, were to re- 
pair to Skelton Castle, every Christmas day, and to 
lead the lady of the Castle, from her chamber to the 
chapel to Mass. and thence to her chamber again, and 
after dining with her depart. 

The family merging into the house of the Earls of 
Northumberland became one of the most illustrious of 
England. It is of this family, we have the Sir Henry 
Percy, so well known as "Harry Hotspur" that was 
killed at the battle of Shi'ewsbury in 1403. [Burke's 
Peerasre of Ens-land. 

TojS'B RIDGE. 

Richard de Tonbridge called allso Hichard de Bene- 
factor, or Hichard filius Giliberti, or Richard de Clare, 
eldest son of Gilbert Earl of Brion, in Normandy, was 
at the battle of Hastings, and was also a large land- 



The Beckwiths. 291 

owner or eliief tenant of the king's lands. [First Sur- 
vey of Domesday Book. 

Bruce. 

Sir Kobert Brus a Noble Norman Baron, who accom- 
panied the Conqueror from Normany, and obtained no 
less than 9 Lordships in the County of Yorkshire, of 
which Skelton Castle and Manor, ^v^as one and the 
chief, allso the manors of Hert and Hertness, in the 
Bishopric of Durham. He married first Agnes daugh- 
ter of Falk Pasquall and liad Adam who succeeded to 
the estates, and whose male line terminated in 1271, 
with Peter de Brus whose vaste estates reverted to his 
4 sisters as coheiresses, viz. Margarette who marries 
Sir L. Peter Brus. Agness who married Walter Fal- 
conridge, Lucy who married John Baliol. Sir Robert 
Brus married secondly, Agnes Armand, a great Scot- 
tish heiress, by whom he acfjuired the Lordships of 
Anandale, which, with Hert and Hertness he bestowed 
upon his son Bobert de Brus, of whom but little is 
known, save benefactions to the church. He was suc- 
ceeded by his son William de Brus, who is noticed for 
his reli^-ious irrants, he was livino^ at the close of the 
12th century, and was succeeded by his son Robert 
Brus, who married Isabella, daughter of David Earl of 
Huntington, niece of William of Scotland, and one of 
the sisters of John Earl of Huntington and last 
Count Palatinate of Durham. [Burke's Peerage of Eng- 
land. 



292 The Beckwiths. 

From Blount's " Fragmentatis Antiquitis." London, 

p. 482. 

Hercules de Maltbiss, married Beckwitli dauo^tter 
of Sir ^Yillial^ Bruce Lord of Li^glebarby, descendant 
of Sir Robert Bruce - — a noble norman Kniglit of Skel- 
ton Castle Cleveland, this Sir William de Bruce appears 
to have inherited a considerable portion of the lands 
granted by William the Conqueror to his ancestor Sir 
Robert de Bruce Lord of Skelton Castle in CleveLand 
a noble norman Knight, ancestor of the Bruces of Scot- 
land, for we find that his daughter was heiress of Ugle- 
barby and Roxljy, and manors of Beckwith tfe Beck- 
with Shaw, which are mentioned among the possessions 
originally granted Sir Robert de Bruce, with these pos- 
sessions are mentioned lands in Lewiston orLevington 
which must have formed part of the inheritance of Sir 
William de Bruce, which was conveyed by his daugh- 
ter's marriage to Sir Hercules de jMalljisse, and is now 
possessed by the lineal descendant of Sir Hercules de 
Malbie, the present Col. Beckwith of Tremden, this 
estate is held by " Feudal Tenure " viz that the eldest 
son of the possessor, should hold the King's stin*ups 
whenever his majesty may come into the north Riding 
of Yorkshire. 

LevinctTON Co. OF York. 
Adam de Brus, lord of Skelton gave in marriage 
with his daughter Isabel to Henr}^ de Percy, eldest son 
and heir of Jocelin de Lorain (ancestor to the present 



The Beckwiths. 293 

Duke of Northumberlandy. the manor of Le^'i^<xton, f or 
whiclihe and his heirs were to repair to Skelton Castle 
every Christmas Day, and lead the lady of that Castle 
from her chamber to the Chapel, to mass, and thence 
to her chamber again, and after dining with her to de- 
part. (Temp Ricardus I. Collins' peerage, vol. II. p. 
297 ; edit. 5, page 505.^ 

The late AVoodifield Beckwith Esq, (who as well as 
the Editor were descendants of this portion of the 
Bruce family), was seized of an Estate at Knife Lev- 
insiton, alias Castle Levino-ton near Gorm Co. York in 
1779. 

Haetlepool, Co. of Durham. 

Robert de Brus hath at Hartlepool, in the Count}' oi 

Durham, a seaport, and there takes Keelage to ^vit, of 

every ship with a boat arriving there eightpence; and 

of every ship without a boat f ourpence. ( Edwardiis I. ) 

Whitby Co of York. p. 557. 

In the fifth year of the reign of King Henry IL, 
after the conquest of England by William Duke "i" 
Normandy, the Lord of Uglebarby. then called A\'il- 
liam de Bruce (of the family of Bruce or Brus, of Skt-1- 
ton Castle) founded a Chantry in the Church of Pick- 
ering, Co York to pray for his soul, his ancestors soul-, 
and all christian souls (in which church his monument 
yet remains). 

The lord of Snaynton, called Ralph de Percy, and a 
gentleman fi-eeholder, called Allotson, did, on the i'lih 



294 The BecJcwUhs. 

day of October, meet to hunt the wild hoar, in a cer- 
tain wood or desert called Eskdale Side : the wood or 
place did belong to the Abbot of the Monastery of 
Whitby, who was then called Sednian, and abbot of 
the same place. 

Then the aforesaid gentlemen did meet with their 
hounds and boai'-staves in the place aforesaid, and 
there found a great wild boar, and the hounds did run 
him very hard near the chapel and hermitage of Esk- 
dale Side, \vhere there was a Monk of Whitby, who was 
a hermit; and the boar being so hard pushed took in 
at the chapel door, and there laid down and died im- 
mediately, and the hermit shut the hounds out of tlie 
chapel, and kept himself at his meditation and prayei's : 
the hounds standing at bay without, the gentlemen in 
the thick of the wood just behind their game, in fol- 
lowing the cry of the hounds came to the hermitage? 
and found the hounds round the chapel; then came 
the gentlemen to the door of the chapel, and called on 
the hermit, who did open the door, and then they got 
forth, and within lay the boar dead, for which the 
gentlemen in a fuiy, because their hounds were put 
out of their game, run at the hermit with their boar- 
staves, whereof he died ; then the gentlemen knowing, 
and perceiving that he was in peril of death, took 
sanctuary at Scarborough ; but at that time, the ab- 
bot, beino; in 2;reat favour with the Kin2;, did remove 
them out of Sanctuary, w^hereby they came in danger 
of the law, and not pri\dleged, but like to have the 
severity of the law, which was death. But the her- 



The Beckwlths. 295 

mit, being a lioly man, and being veiy sick, and at the 
point of death, sent for the abbot, and desired him to 
send for the gentlemen, who had wounded him to 
death ; so doing the gentlemen came, and the hermit 
being sick, said, " I am sure to die of these wounds : " 
the abbot answered, "they shall die for it," but the 
hermit said, " not so, for I will freely forgive them my 
death, if they are content to be enjoined this penalty 
(penance) for the safe-guard of their souls : " the gen- 
tlemen being there present, bid him enjoin what he 
would, so he saved their lives; then said the hermit, 
" You and yours shall hold land upon (of) the abbot 
of Whitby and (bis) successors in this manner: that 
upon Ascension day even, you, or some of you, shall 
come to the wood of Strayheads', which is in Eskdale- 
side, and the same day (Ascension-day at sun rising) 
and then shall the officer of the Abbot blow his horn, 
to the intent that you may know where to find him, 
and deliver unto you, William de Bruce, ten stakes 
eleven strut-stowers, and eleven yadders, to be cut with 
a knife of a penny price : and you Ralph de Percy 
shall take one and twenty of each sort, to be cut in the 
same manner ; and you, Allotson, shall take nine of 
each soi-t, to be cut as aforesaid, and to be taken on 
your backs, and carried to the town of Whitby, and to 
be there before nine o'clock of the same day before 
mentioned; and at the hour of nine o'clock, if it be full 
sea, to cease their service, as long as till it be low 
water; and at nine o'clock of the same day, each of 
you shall set your stakes at the brim of the water, 



'296 The Beckioiths. 

each stake a yard from anotlier, and so yadder them 
with your yadders, aud to stake them on each side 
with strut-stowers, that they stand three tides, without 
removing by force of the water each of you shall 
make at that hour in every year, except it be full sea 
at that hour, which when it shall happen to come to 
pass the service shall cease : you shall do this to re- 
member that you did slay me, and that you may the 
better call to God for mercy, repent yourselves, and 
do good works. The officers of Eskdale shall blow, 
" Out on you ! Out on you ! Out on you ! " for this 
heinous crime of yours: if you or your successors re- 
fuse this service, so long as it shall uot be a full sea at 
the hour aforesaid, you and yours shall forfeit all your 
lands to the abbot or his successor ; this I do intreat, 
that you may have yourselves and goods for this ser- 
vice, and you to promise by your part in heaven, that 
it shall be done to you, and your successors as it is 
aforesaid ; " and then the al^bot said " I grant all that 
you have said, and will confirm it by the faith of an 
honest man ; " then the hermit said, " My soul longeth 
for the Lord, and as I freely forgive these gentlemen 
my death, as Christ forgave the thief upon the cross '' 
and in the presence of the Abbot and the rest, he said 
moreover these words " Into thy hands O Lord I com- 
mend my spirit, for thou hast redeemed ine from the 
bonds of death, O Lord of truth." And the Abbot 
and the rest said, •'Amen.'' And so (the hermit) 
yielded up the ghost the eighth day of December upon 
whose soul God have mercy Anno Domini 1160. In 



The Bechwiths. 297 

1784 the servdce was still annually performed. [*' His- 
tory of Kipon." 

Sayille of Methley. 
The family of Saville of Yorksliire. was one of the 
most illustrious of that County, and probably had its 
rise at Silston in that County, it flourished there in the 
loth century. During the reign of Edward the 3rd, 
the family divided into two lines or branches, John of 
Tankersley, and Kerry of Bradley (brothers). The 
senior branch acquired its greatest renown, in the per- 
son of George, Marquis of Halifax. The JTUiior branch, 
now of Copely and Methley is represented by the Earl 
of Merborough. [Burke's Commoners of England. 

Feeraes of Badesley Clinton. 
The sole remains of this most ancient and powerful 
family, illustrious for its antiquity, and the splendor of 
its connections, of which the powerful Earls of Derby, 
and the Ferrars a Feres, the chiefs. At the time 
of the conquest, held 200 and ten Lordships, in 14 
counties of England, besides the castle of Flatbury, 
the principal seat of the Earldom. After the forfeiture 
of the Earldom the castle of Chartloy in IStaifordshire, 
inherited from Agnes daughter and coheiress of E,a- 
nulph Earl of Chester, became the seat of the princi- 
pal male line, extinct on the death of William Earl of 
Ferrars of Chartloy, in the time of Henry the 6th, 
The representative of the family then devolved upon 
the Ferrers of Tamworth in 1680. The present family 
38 



29 S The BecJcwiths. 

of Baddoes, — Clinton, succeeded as chief of this house. 
The Castle of Tamworth came into the family as follows 
by marriage into the house of Marmion. In the early 
times of Normandy, the family of Marmion, Lords of 
Foulemaye, were highly distinguished, Robert de Mar- 
mion, Lord of Foulemaye, a distinguished follower of 
the Conqueror, obtained a grant of Castle and Town 
of Tamworth, and allso of the manor of Scrivelhaye 
in Lincolnshire, one or both of these noble possessions, 
were held by the honorable service of being the royal 
champions, as the ancestors of the Marmions had been 
in the Dukes of Normandy in France. 

After the castle and Loidsliip had been held by four 
successive Barons, from Robert de Marmion, the family 
in the male line became entirely extinct, upon the death 
of Philip de Marmion -who lived in the 25th year of 
the reign of Edward the 1st. he dying without male 
issue, was succeeded in his castle of Tamworth by 
Alexander de Treville, his (Alexander's) descendents 
in ^he reign of Richard the 1st. claimed by the tenor 
of the castle of Tamworth, the office of royal champion, 
and to do service appertaining thereto, but this office 
was adjudged to Sir John Dimmock, to whom the Manor 
of Scnvelhaye, had descended by marriage with an- 
other co-heiress of Robert de Marmion, and it remains 
in that family, whose representative is hereditary Cham- 
pion of England to the present day. The family and 
possessions of the Treville's, merged into that of the 
Earls of Ferrars. This old custom, as it did at one 
time, pertain to the heredditery domain, once in the 



The Beckwiths. 299 

possession of the family, maybe of interest, and was 
as follows, copied from an old record, in the British 
Museum. At the time of the coronation of King Kich- 
ard the second, Sir Baldwin Treville, Knight, Lord of 
Tamworth grandson of Sir Alexander de Treville, ex- 
hibited his claim to be the Kings Champion on that 
day, and to do the same appertaining to that office, by 
reason of his tenure of his Castle of Tamworth, viz. 
To ride completely armed, and challenge any who 
would gainsay the royal and legal right of the King 
to be crowned. Which service the Barons de Marmion, 
his ancestors, Lords of that castle, had theretofore per- 
formed, but this service passing into the family of 
Scrivelhaye of Lincoln shire, which had descended to 
him, by an heir female of Sir Thomas Ludlow, Knight, 
husband of Joanne, the youngest daughter of, and co- 
heiress of Philip de INLarmion, the last Lord Marmion 
of Tamworth, since when, the Dimmocks had ever re- 
tained the honor, now for over -iOO years. The said 
Dimmocks had for his fee, one of the best coursers in 
the Kings stable, with the Kings saddle and harness 
appertaining to the same hoi'se. He had likewise one 
of the best armors in the Kings armory, for his own 
body, and all that belonged thereto. At the corona- 
tion of King Charles the second, Sir Edward Dim- 
mock, the Kings champion, by right of his Manor of 
Scrivelhaye, entered We.^tminster Hall, a little before 
was served, on a goodly steed, armed at all points, in 
nch aniior, ;!i;d having a plume of blue feathers in his 
helmet, he then made a stand for some time, then way 



300 The BeckwWis. 

being made by the Kiugs Marshall, he advanced with 
his retinue, in the following order. 

Two Trumpets. 

Sergeant Trumpeter. 

Sergeant at Arras. 

An Esquire carrying a shield on which is 

portrayed the coat of arms of the Knight. 

Herald. 

The Earl Marshall. The Champion. The Lord High Constable. 

on horseback on horseback. on horseback. 

The Herald then proclaimed the challenge as fol- 
lows. If any person, of what degree soever, high or 
low, shall deny or gainsay, our Sovereign Lord King 
Charles the second, King of England, Scotland tfe Ire- 
land,"defender of the faith, son and next heir to our 
Sovereig^n Lord Kino; Charles the lirst, the last King of 
England, deceased, to be the right heir, to the imperial 
crown of the realms of England, or that he ought not 
to enjoy the same, here is his champion who saith that 
he lieth, and is a false trator, being reaciy in person to 
combat wnth him, and in this quarrell will adventure 
his life against him on whatever day soever, he shall 
be appointed. The champion, thereupon threw his 
glove upon the ground, which lying some time, and 
nobody takeing it up, it was delivered to him by the 
Herald. Then all advanced to the middle of the hall, 
where the throwing of the gauntlet was repeated, and 
proclamation again made, upon the return of the gaunt- 
let, all advanced to the foot of the throne, where once 
again the same performance was gone through with, 



The Beckwiths. 301 

and the Herald for the third time, proclaimed the chal- 
lenge, this being done, the King drank to the health 
of the Champion, by takeing a sip from a gilt cup with 
a cover, the cup was then handed to the Champion, 
who after three reverances drank the contents, and re- 
tained the cup, as his fee, then reigning his horse back- 
wards out of the hall. 

The Baskeryilles. 
Descent of the Baskervilles, compiled by Dr. Percy, 

from incontestable proof. 
Hugh Capet, 1 ; King of France ; died in 996. 

2, Robert, King of France, 

Robert, 2 ; King of France ; died 1031 ; married Con- 
stance, daughter of the Count of Aries. 

3, Adelia, 

Adelia, 3; married Baldwin, the 5th Earl of Flanders; 
from this marria2:e is descended the Baskervilles. 

4, Maud. 

Maud, 4 ; mamed William the Conqueror of England. 

5, Henry. 

Henry, 5 ; the first of the name, King of England. 



Charlemagne ; King of France, 1. 

2, Louis le Debonaire. 
Louis le Debonaire, 2. 

3, Charles. 
Charles the Bold, 3. 

4, Judith. 



302 The Beekwiths. 

Judith, 4 ; married Baldwin the 1st, Earl of Flanders. 

5, Baldwin. 

Baldwin, 5 ; second Earl of Flanders ; married Etliel- 
swida, daughter of Alfred the Great, King of Eng- 
land. 

6, Arnulph. 

Arnulph, 6 ; Earl of Flanders. 

7, Baldwin ; died vita patria. 

8, Arnulph. 

Arnulph, 8 ; Earl of Flanders. 

9, Baldwin. 

Baldwin, 9 ; Earl of Flanders. 

10, Baldwin. 

Baldwin^ 10; the sixth Earl of Flanders; man'ied 
Adelia, daughter of Robert, King of France. Hence 
through the Kings of England, the Prince of Wales, 
the Mortimers, the x\udleys and Tonchets. 

Elizabeth Touchet ; married Sir John Baskerville ; 
living in 14o3 ; lineally from Sir Eobert Baskerville, 
who married a daughter of Rees ap Tud Rees Ap 
Tudor, Prince of Wales. Thus the Baskervilles de- 
rived from the Kings of England, France, Scotland 
and Ireland ; from the Prince of North and South 
Wales ; from the Count of Flanders and Charle- 
magne, Emperor of the West. [Burke's Commoners 
of England. 

The family of Baskervilles owe their origin to Sir 
John de Baskerville. grantee of a moiety of Old 
Wittino-ton, from Robert de Carmovle in 126(1 and 
that estate has ever since been in the family. In 



The Bee'kwiths. 303 

1758, John Baskerville mairied the lieiress of Clegg 
of Gayton, County Cheshire, and changed his name 
to Cles^o' of Gavton. 
A dausrhter of Sir John Baskerville married Sir Wil- 
liam Beckwith of Clint. Knight. [Burke's Landed 
Gentry of England. 

Bray of Shere. 

Sir Robert Bray lived during the time of Richard 
the 1st, and founded the family, whose ancient seat 
was at Haslerton, in County Northumberland. 

After the battle of Bosworth, Sir Reginald Bray, 
the devoted adherent of the King, discovered the 
crown in a thorn bush, and in memory he bore for his 
badge, a thorn with a crown in the middle thereof. 
Shere was 2:ranted Sir Reo-inald for his services. 
[Burke's Commoners of England. 

WOODIFLELD OF TrUIDEN. 

The Woodifields, or anciently called Weedifields, of 
the parish of Bishop Middleham, where the name was 
once exceedingly numerous, many of them died in the 
great plague, a visitation in the year 1597, Nicholas 
Woodiiield, then tenant of a small farm at Mainworth, 
is said to have come suddenly rich by the following 
strange coincidence. During the hay harvest, having 
gone to a neighboring well to procure a draft of water, 
he let his rake drop, which striking something at the 
bottom of the well, that gave out a metallic sound. 
He immediately sent his servant girl home, and taking 



304 The Beckwiths. 

off his brogues, contrived to make two purses of them, 
which, having descended into the well, he tilled with 
broad pieces of gold, with this money, so unexpectedly 
acquired, he is said to have purchased the manor of 
Trimden. This estate by maternal descent, is the 
property of William Beckwith, Esq. [Burke's Landed 
Gentry of England. 

Palms of Nabur:n^. 

This ancient family was anciently seated in the 
County of Somerset, and as far back as the twelfth cen- 
tury, it is found in alliance with the great Somerset 
House of St. Maur, which had summons to Parliament 
in the reisrn of Edward the third. The estate of Na- 
burn, in the east riding of Yorkshire, was acquired by 
marriasre in 1225, has re2:ularlv descended from father 
to son, since that year. 

Manfred Palmes, living about the sixth year of 
King Stephen, anno domini, 1140, held lands in Trim- 
ten Dean, County Somerset. Sir William Palmes, 9th 
Lord of Naburn, living in 1335, married fru' his sec- 
ond wife Claricia, daughter of Thomas Fairfax and 
Marsarette de Malebisse. After the death of Sir Wil 
liam, his widow Claricia married Sir William de Male- 
bisse. The grandson of Sir William Palmes, Francis 
Palmes, Esq., had numerous issue, his fifth child mar- 
ried Thomas de Malebisse, Esq., of Ancaster- Malebisse, 
and his sixth child. Isabella married John de Male- 
bisse of Ancaster, brother of the preceding. Arms 
gu. 3 fleur-de-lis a chief vaire quartering the ensign of 



The Beckwiths. 305 

Charlton of Shropshire aud Phmiptoii of County York. 
Crest a hand holding a Palm branch, motto " Ut Palma 
Justis." 

Palms of- Ltistdsay. 
This branch of the Palmes family was seated at 
Lyndsay, in the County of York, and at Ashwell in 
Rutlandshire, was founded by George Palmes, Sergeant 
at Law, time of Henry the Sth, was second son of 
William Palmes, Esq., of Naburn. The granddaugh- 
ter of George Palmes married Thomas Beck^Yith, Esq. 
of Clint, near Ripley and died in 1575. [Burke's Com- 
moners of England. 

Faiefax of Askam Sl C. 
This ancient family, originally named from the "fair 
locks " of its sons, " Feax " meaning hair in Saxon, was 
established before the conquest, at Torcestor, County 
Northumberland, and removed their seat into York- 
shiie, in the vicinity of York, in the year 1205. Rich- 
ard Fairfax held the lands of Askam and was succeeded 
by his son William Fairfax, Lord of Askam, in the 
time of King John and Henry 3d, his grandson Wil- 
liam Fairfax, Bailiff of Yorkshire, purchased in 1249, 
from Peter de Brus, the manor of Walton, in the west 
nding of Yorkshire, and made that his residence. This 
Fairfax, Gtli in descent from William, lived in the reign 
of Edward the 2d and married Margarette, daughter of 
John Lord de Malebisse, and who was eventually 
heiress of Sir William de Malebisse, by which lady he 
39 



306 Tlie Bechniths. 

had two daughters, cue married Martin, and the othei", 
CLaricia, married A^'illiam Pahnes, Esq., of Nabiirn. The 
family is allied by marriage to the Earls of Buchau 
and the Earl of Northumberland. William 9th, Vis- 
count Fairfax, married Isabel, the eldest daughter and 
heiress of Thomas Beckwith, Esq., of x\.eton (brother of 
George Beckwith of Maryland). 

The present family of Fairfax of Seeton are de- 
scended from a younger son of Richard Fairfax, chief 
justice during the time of Henry the 6tli, as well as 
the Fairfax's of Denton. Baron "Fairfax of Cameron 
in Scotland (1627), represented an elder line, is repre- 
sented by descendants in Virginia. 

Arms arg. 3 beai's gemelles gu. surrounded by a lion 
rampant sa. on a cap of maintenance, a lion passant re- 
gardant sa. motto. Je leferay durant ma vie. The 
principal seat of this family was at Gilling Castle 18 
miles from York. [Burke's Landed Gentry of England. 

POLKINGTOIS" OF NeTHEK BrADLEY AND ChEVET ChASE. 

An ancient family of repute, before the Conquest. 
The estate of Polkiugton appears to have remained in 
the family until the I'uin of the elder branch, in con- 
sequence of Sir Thomas Polkiugton having taken part 
against Heniy the 7th and Richard the 3d, at the Bat- 
tle of Bosworth. The present house is descended 
fi'om Sir John Polkins-ton, 2d son of Robert, and 
brother of the unfortunate Sir Thomas; his son Robert 
is of Bradley, in the County of York, he died in 1447, 
and was ancestor of Sir Arthur, the first Baronet. 



Tlie Beckwiths. 307 

The crest of tlie family is a mower of pai-ti-color ar- 
gent and gules, said to liave been assumed as a disguise 
by Sir Thomas, when escaping from the battlefield of 
Bos worth, and adopted as a crest in memory of the 
event. Sir Thomas fought against four knights of his 
own family, w^ho were on the side of llichard the 3d. 
[Bui'ke's Commoners of England. 

Tancred of Boroughbeidge. 
At an early date and probably not long after the 
Conquest the ancestors of this family w^ere seated at 
Boroughbridge, which appears to have been ever since 
one of the residences of this family of Tancred; the 
present representative is Thomas, the 7th Baronet. 
[Burke's Commoners of England. 

LUMLET OF Lu.MLEY CaSTLE. 

This very ancient family is of Anglo-Saxon origin, 
seated in the County of Durham, since the Conquest. 
Luilpt, the recorded ancestor, lived before the year 
1080. The elder line became extinct on the death of 
John Lord Lumley in 1609. Upon a visit to Lumley 
Castle by James the 1st, in 1606, James Lumley, 
Bishop of Durham, regaled the King with a prolix ac- 
count of the antiquity of the family, until the King be- 
coming ^vearied exclaimed '' Oh mon gang na father 
let me digest the knowledge I ha gained for I did not 
ken Adam's name was Lumley." [Burke's Commoners 
of England. 



308 The Beckmiths. 

Neville of Bullng. 
Of a younger branch of the Nevilles. Sir Edwai-d 
Neville obtained the castle and Barony of Aberganny, 
and estate of Baling, by marriage with the heiress of 
Beauchamp, during the reign of Henry 6th. The 
present family are descended from them, having been 
Barons previous to the erection of the Earldom. Bul- 
ing has long been deserted by the family, whose prin- 
cipal seat is at Sheffield. [Burke's Landed Gentry. 

Chalmondely. 
Descended from tlie Barons of Malpas, in the reign 
of King John. The younger branches are Chalmon- 
dely of York, extinct in 1641. Chalmondely of 
Brandley, since the extinction of the Whitby branch, 
is the only representative of the Yorkshire Chalmon- 
delys. [Burke's Landed Gentry. 

Wyvell of Constable Bartox. 
This ancient Norman family is said to have descended 
from Sir Humphrey de AVyvell, who lived at the time 
of the Conquest, and whose descendants are seated at 
Slingsby, in County York. The more modern part of 
the pedigree begins with Robert Wyvell of Ripon, 
whose son was of Little Barton, in the reign of Henry 
the 8th; from thence the family emigrated to Constable 
Barton, about the end of the reisin of James the 1st. 
During the civil wars of the 17th century, the Wy veils 
were distinguished by their loyalty, and consequent 



The Beckwiths. 309 

sufferings, in the royal cause. An elder line of the 
family, on whom the Baronetcy was created in 1611, 
has descendants said to ]je resident in Maryland, U. S. 
Arms gu. 3 chevreuls interlaced vaire and a chief or. 
founded on the coat of Fitz-Hugh, and may be taken 
as proof of high antiquity. [Burke's Landed Gentry. 

Grbistone of Grbistonegarth, 

Sylvester of Grimstone, standard bearer and Cham- 
berlain of William the 1st, of Grimstone in the parish 
of Garten, is claimed as ancestor of this venerable 
family, who have, ever since the period of the Conquest, 
resided at the place, from ^v'hence the name is de- 
rived. Younger l)rauches of the Grimstone were seated 
in Norfolk and Essex, besides the Grimstones Gersham- 
berg, Earls of Vellum, all now extinct in the male 
line. Arma arg. on a fess sa. 3 mullets of 6 points or. 
pierced gu. This coat was borne by Monsieur Girard 
de Grimstone, in the reign of Richard the second. 
[Burke's Landed Gentry of England. 

Redman of Hammertoe. 

One of the most ancient families in the North of 
England, descended from Richard de Hammerton, who 
lived in the 26th year of the reign of Henry the sec- 
ond, anno 1170. From Hammerton, the original seat, 
the family removed to Hellefield, acquired by marriage 
with an heiress of Knolles, during the reign of Ed- 
ward the third. The castle or pell was built in the 



310 The Bechmths. 

time of Heury the seventh. The Hammertons were 
engaged in the northern rebellion in 1531, and thereby 
Sir Stephen Hanimerton lost his head, and the family 
their estates, which were restored to the male repre- 
sentative of the family in the third year of the reign 
of Elizabeth, by a munificent settlement made by John 
Redman, who became possessed of the property by 
mari'iage with the Hammertons. [Burke's Landed 
Gentry of England. 

BoYTfTON OF BaPwKISTEN. 

Bartholomew^ de Barristen, living at the beginning of 
the twelfth century, stands at the head of the pedigree. 
Barriston came from Sir Malyn Del Sie, in the fifth 
centuiy. During the civil wars, Sir Mathew Boynton, 
the head of the family, was one of the gentlemen 
chiefly trusted in Yorkshire by parliament. [Burke's 
Landed Gentry of England. 

Watterton of Walto?^. 
Watterton in the County of Lincoln, was the origi- 
nal seat and from thence was the name derived. Sir 
John Watterton was Esquire of the body to Henry 
the fourth and comptroller of the household of Henry 
the fifth and sixth. He was succeeded by his brother 
Sir Robert of Methlre. which he inherited with his 
wife, Cicily, the daughter and heiress of Robert Flem- 
ing of Woodhall, in that parish, and where his house 
is still preserv^e<i. The present family are descendants 
of a younger son of this house (the elder line being 



The Beckwiths. 311 

extinct) who married Catherine Bougbe, lieiress of 
Walton, about the time of Richard the second. 
[Burke's Landed Gentry of England. 

Gentlemen's Magazine. 

(Published in London, England.) 

1748. August 5th; Lieut. -Col. Beckwith, at the camp 
near Colchester, King William gave him a pair 
of colors, at the siege of Navarre, where he was 
shot through the body. He was at the siege of 
Gibraltar and was one of its defenders for seven 
months against the united forces of Spain and 
France. 

1748. Died, Tarpley Beckwith, November 27th, only 
son of Sii" Marmaduke Beckwith of Yir^-inia. 

1758. Major Beckwith, promoted 'to lieut.-coL of the 
20th regiment. 

1769. Ambrose Beckwith; bankrupt; a goldsmith of 
York. 

1770. Rev. William Beckwith; curate of St. Giles, 
Norwich. 

1770. Lieut. William Beckwith ; Queen's regiment of 
dragoons ; died. 

1771. George Beckwith; ensign; promoted vice J. 
Gay. 

1781. James Beckwith of Knsefborough ; bankrupt; 
a draper. 

1781. Lieut. John Beckwith; 15th Dragoons; pro- 
moted to captain lieutenant. 



312 The Beckwiths. 

1782. At York, Alexander H. Sunderlaud ; married 
to Miss Beclvwitli. 

1786. Auirust 17th ; died at York, Thomas Beckwith ; 
F. A. S. artist, whose paintings were both 
numerous and valuable, leaving a son Dr. Kay 
Beckwith at Whitby and one daughter, unmar- 
ried. 

1787. At Bishop Middleham, near Durham, died Gen- 
eral John Beckwith, retired many years from 
the army, who distinguisbed himself greatly in 
Germany, under Prince Ferdinand, by whom he 
was greatly esteemed. 

1788. At Marlborough, near Rotherham, Co. York, 
Mrs. Beckwith died ; she was the wife of Jonah 
Beck^vith, F. A. S. Attorney ; they were married 
in 1763, having two sons and two daughters. 

1790. Henry Beckv^'ith of Long Oak, married Mrs. 

Deaman of Clapham Abbey. 
1794. Rev. Edward Beckwith ; M. A., new college of 

Oxford ; married to Miss Chard of Ryecot. 

1794. At Sunderland; William Beckwith; captain of 
Durham Militia; married Miss Caroline Lew- 
ham of Houghton le Spring. 

1795. James Beckwith, died at York, aged 66. 

1796. Rev. Malby Beckwith; vicar; '* St. Denis with 
St. George," "cum nabrum R." in York, vice 
Barret, deceased. 

1797. George Beckwith ; appointed governor and com- 
mander-in-chief of the islands called Bermuda, 
lower islands in America; he was not sworn 



The Beclwiths. 313 

of lier Majesty's private council, but took the 
oath appointed to be taken by the governors of 
her Majesty's plantations. 

1797. Rev. J. Walker; appointed living, vice Beck- 
with. 

1798. Rev. Edward James Beck with. M. A.; collated 
to Nimes Deanery in St PauFs Cathedral, London. 

1799. At his home, Great Smithfield, Westminster; 
died suddenly, Edward Beckwith of Ri]ion, Co. 
York ; lineal descendant of Sir Roger Beckwith 
of Beckwithshaw, near Kntef borough ; his daugh- 
ter married Capt. Craik of Abigland Dumphries, 
whose sou ^vill inherit the estates in Yorkshire. 

1799. Ra}^ Beckwith, M. D. ; died in his eighty-seventh 
year; of York; a gentleman of good medical 
ability. 

1800. James Beckwith, Sr.. a member of North Cathed- 
ral ; died in his seventy-second year. 

1800. Ray Beckwith, M. D. ; son of Thomas Beck- 
with; F. A. S. portrait painter; nephew of 
Jonah Beckwith of Rothersham ; attorney ; died 
at York. 

1802. Fred A. F. Beckwith; S7th Foot, lieut.-colonel. 

1803. 1li\ Beckwith of St. Martine Lane to Miss 
Royal of Pall Mall. 

1803. To the wife of Lieut.-Col. Sidney Beckwith and 
daughter. 

1804. Mr. Beckwith; upholsterer; of Martin's Lane, 
Charing Cross ; died. 

1804. Maj.-General Beckwith ; appointed captain and 
40 



314 The BeckioitJiii. 

governor-in-cliief of the island of St. Vincent 
and Grenadine. 

1805. Major Sidney Beck with of the rifle brigade to 
Miss Clementina Loughran of London. 

1805. December olst, F. A. Beck with ; brig.-gen. of 
his Majesty's forces, died ; brio-.-gen., while act- 
ing as A, A. G., southern district, Whitehall, 
December 31st, 1804. 

1807. August 2 1 st ; died at Colchester, Essex, the wife 
of Col. Sidney Beckwith, of a son born. 

1809. Died at Norwich, Dr. Beckwith, in the tiftieth 
year of his age ; organist of the Cathedral and 
St. Peter's Church : admitted to the degree of B. 
and D., at Oxford, 1803. 

1809. At Tombstone Lodge ; died, Peregrine Weut- 
worth, eighty-eight years old ; married Miss 
Thompson, May, 1751, only daughter of Bielby 
Thompson, near York, by his first wife, who was 
the sole dauo;hter and heiress of Sir Koirer Beck- 
\\\\\\, Bart. 

1811. Wounded, Peninsular War, in the foot, March 
4th: Lieut. Beckwith, 1st Batt., 95th Foot. 

1811. :\Ltjor F. S. Beckwith, 95tli Foot, to be lieut.- 
col. in the army. 

1813. Died March 13th, Clementina, wife of Maj.-Gen. 
Sir Sidney Beckwith ; cpiartermaster-general of 
her Majesty's force in America. 

1813. July 23d, Henry P. Howard Beckwith; married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Macquire of 
Clowen Castle, Waterford. 



The Beckwiths. 315 

1814. January 2d. died in Gloucester Street, Queens 
Square, age seveutj^-six, ^Mrs. Beckwith, widow 
of Ambrose BeekwitL, formerly of York. 

1815. Order of the Batli conferred on General Sir 
George Beckwith and on Maj. -General Sir Sid- 
ney Beckwith. 

1815. Sepoy Pte1)ellion ; Major C. Beckwith, 95th Foot. 

1815. Emperor of Russia conferred order of St. Ann 
on Col. C. Beckwith, 95th Foot. 

1816. Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, home <;»f Sir Leonard 
Beckwith. 

181H. Promoted to major-general, Sir S. Beckwith, 
K. C. B. 

1817. To-day the execution of Cahman, the rioter, took 
place opposite l\lr. Beckwith's gun store in Skun 
ter Street, Loudon, which was gutted by the 
rioters. 

1817. At the exposition of the school of St. Paul's Mr. 
Beckwith delivered an oration in Greek. 

1817. Rev. E. J. Beckwith, ecclesiastical preferment. 

1817. Lieut. W. F. Peter, Royal Xavy ; married 
Maiy, eldest daughter of Rev. E. J. Beckwith, 
rector of St. Albans, Wood Street. 

1817. Major-Geueral Sir Thomas Sidney Beckmth, 
K. C. B. ; married Mary, eldest daughter of Sir 
William Douglas, Bart., of Kelhead. 

1817. "Fragmenta Antiquitatis " or Ancient Tenures 
and Customs, reprinted by Jonah Beckwith, 
1784, and reprinted by his son in 1815. 

1781. John Beckwith; ensign; promoted tu lieut., 



316 The Becliwiths. 

March 1st, 1783; in Col. Joliu Gibson's com- 
mand, western department, January 1st, 1780, 
to 1781. 

1812. Died at Rochline Place, John Beck with in the 
eighty-fourth year of liis £ige. 

1815. Promoted Col. C. Beckwith to lieut.-col., 95th 
Foot. 

1818. History^ of Lincolnshire. Somerby Park, by John 
Beckwith, Esq. 

1819. April 5th; died, the wife of Mr. Beckwith of 
the Royal Mint, Tower Hill. 

1819. March 11th, Thomas Beckwith of Bedford Place, 
married Sophia, eldest daughter of F. Baldwin 
of Vale Place, niece of Sir William Henchel. 

1821. Rev. G. Beckwith, East Redford ; vicar, Not- 
tinghamshire. 

1821. Rev. E. G. Beckwith of Tillingham, Essex; 
married Jane Hanbury. 

1822. Died, Henry Peregrine Howard Beckwith, age 
thii-ty-six. 

1822. Rev. G. F. Beckwith; vicar of East Tidford; 
married daughter of Rev. J. Carter. 

1822. Died at Brompton, Jersey, Philadelphia, dauo;h- 
ter of Sir T. S. Beckwith, K. C. B., age sixteen. 

1823. Rev. Henry Amlrrose Beckwith, A. M.; vicar 
of St. Michaels le Belfrey ; married Mary Pon- 
nall of Haltin Garden. 

1823. Died, age seventy-live, the Right Hon. General 
Sir George Beckwith, G. C. B. ; colonel of the 
89th Reo;imeut of Foot. 



The Beckioiths. 317 

1823. January 16 th, at Hampstead, Thomas Beck with 
of Bedford Place, married Eliz Sophia Spots- 
wood. 

18"23. Order of the Tower and Sword of Portugal 
conferred on Sir F. Beckwith. 

1825. Rev. E. Gr. A. Beckwith, canon of Westminster 
Abbey. 

1825. May 17th, to the wife of E. G. A. Beckwith, a 
daughter at the vicarage of Tillingham, Essex. 

1825. December 7th, died at York, age sixty-eight, 
Captain Beckwith, 

1826. Rev. E. G. A. Beckwith, to a minor canonry 
in St. Paul's Cathedral. 

1827. Rev. A. Beckwith, Colliugham R., York. 

1 827. Essay on theological science by James Beckwith. 

1827. Died at Edinburgh, age ninety-six; relic of 
Ma j. -Gen. John Beckwith, daughter of Rev. 
Michael, dean of the Royal Chapel. 

1828. March 21st, at Gibraltar, Thomas Sidney Beck- 
with ; captain Riiie Brigade, only son of Maj.- 
Gen. Thos. Sidney Beckwith. 

1828. iVt Chester, September 30th ; Rev. James Marngy 
of Chester to Charlotte, daughter of Maj.-Gen. 
B., and niece of the late General Sir George 
Beckwith, K. C. B. 

1829. Rev. H. Beckwith, vicar of St. Martin's, York. 

1830. At Marylebone, Rev. Wilson married Clemen- 
tina, only daughter of Lieut. -General Sir Thos. 
Sidney Beckwith, K C. B. 



318 The Beckioiths. 

Gentleman's Magazine, 1812. 
1812. June 1st, 1812. The splendid ceremony of in- 
stallins; the tvventy-tLree kniohts lately added 
to the Order of the Bath, took place early in 
the morning, the Horse and Foot Guards took 
their stations about ten o'clock ; the persons 
connected with the ceremony met in the House 
of Lords, and at eleven the procession com- 
menced in the following order, under a tempo- 
rary boarded covering, matted and bounded on 
each side by strong wooden railings ; it extended 
from the <loor of the House of Lords (Princes' 
chamber) to the S. E. door of the Abbey (poets' 
corner) ; four ushers with wands ornamented 
with ribbons, four drummers and lifers, and eight 
trumpeters in their full uuiforms. Esquires of 
the knights elect, and the proxies of those who 
did not attend, the latter wore the sack coat 
and were girt with the sword of the order. 
They carried the mantle on their right arms, 
and walked bare headed. Esc[uires of the knights 
w^ho had already received the honor of knight- 
hood, wore black velvet caps. The knights of 
the order, superbly dressed in their proper cos- 
tume, and all wearing white satin hats, orna- 
mented with white plumes. The Duke of York, 
grand master, followed by his aide-de-camps in: 
full unifonn. Then came several heralds and a 
party of Javelin-men, by whom the procession 



The Beckwiths. . 319 

was closed. Wlien tlie procession reached the 
chapel, the knights took their seats in their re- 
spective stalls, and nuder their banners, the 
proxies and the esi^uires in their proper places, 
they made profound o];)eisanee to the throne or 
stall set apart foi' the sovereiij:n and which (the 
Prince Regent having declined honoring the cere- 
monial with his presence) was of course vacant. 
Close to it was the stall of the Duke of York, 
who, as acting grand master, presided, on this 
occasion. The ceremony finished, the procession 
returned, in the same order in which they had ap- 
proached the a bbey. The Princesses Augusta and 
Sophia, the Princess Charlotte of Wales and the 
Duchess of York after the ceremony dined with 
the Prince Regent in compan}- with the Duke 
of Kent, Cumberland, and of Cambridge. The 
Order of the Bath had on this occasion been ex- 
tended to fifty knights, including the sovereign 
and o;rand master. iVmouy- the names of the new 
knights is that of Sir George Beck with. 

GrENTLEMA]S"'s MaGAZINE. 

1812. May 15th, at the trial of John Bellingham for 
murder, he confessed to having bought the pis- 
tol that done the deed at Mr. Beckwith's in 
Fleet Street. 

1786. February 17th, died at York, Mr. Thomas Beck- 
with, F. A. S. painter, whose collections for the 
city of York and county were both numerous 



320 The Beckvjiths. 

and valuable, was descended from a very an- 
cient family in that county, of every branch of 
which he had preserved copious genealogies. As 
to his own line, suffice to say, that his father was 
a respectable attorney in the West Riding, who 
left several children. Two of his sous were led 
to his own profession, to one of whom (Jonah 
still livino;) the world is much obli2;ed for an 
enlarged edition of Blount's " Fragmenta An- 
tiquitatis'''' printed at York, in October, 1784. 
What otlier children survived his father is un- 
known to the writer of this article, except 
Thomas, the loss of whom he sincerely regrets, 
and to whom the following trii^ute is due. 

Mr. Beckwith served his time as a house 
painter, to a very ingenious man, Mr. George 
Flemino; of Wakefield, from whom he derived 
his skill in drawing and living, as well as im- 
bibed a love of antiquity. To these, Mr. B. 
added heraldic and genealogical knowledge, to 
all which he applied himself in his leisure hours, 
with such great and unwearied zeal, that his col- 
lections, together with the works of his o^\ti 
hands, became at length very considerable; for 
as he was well known to and still more respected 
by a numerous provincial acquaintance, he had 
frequent opportunities of making additions to 
it. With regard to Mr. B.'s merits as a portrait 
painter, the writer is not competent to judge; 
but if Mr. B. did not use his palette much, yet 



The BecTcwith^' ^^^ 

was his pencil in constant employment; for 
there was hardly an object that struck him as a 
curiosity, particularly if an antique, of which he 
did not make a drawing, and scarcely a church 
or a ruin in the vicinity of the place of his abode, 
that he did not picture, either in pencil or water 
colors. A few years ago, Mr. B. obtained a patent 
for the sole making and vending what may be 
called hardened crayons, which would bear the 
• knife, and carry a point like a pencil, but whether 
his in-enuity was rewarded with a success the 
writei'is ignorant. It was about the same time 
that he was elected a fellow of the society of 
Antiquane, London. But what contributed 
most to make Mr. B. known to those who were 
unacquainted with him in any other branch, was 
his extensive information in the genealogical 
line in so much that he has had the aiTange- 
ment of numberless pedigree for some oi the 
best families in the north of England ; which 
he was enabled to do from visitation books, and 
other authentic documents, which fell into his 
hands; added to these he possessed much mtel- 
licrence, respecting the antiquity and descents ot 
the principal families in the inland adjacent 
countries, and of various others and more remote 
from him. If the world in general was, ma 
^eat measure, a stranger to Mr. B.'s public 
merits, it may be partly attributed to his ovm 
modesty and diffidence, to which truth, many 
41 



322 Th^ Beckwiths. 

readers of this little account will be ready to 
enjoin their testimony, and agree, further, that 
his indefatigable industry in collecting, was only 
exceeded by his o1)liging willingness to impart 
any information which he had received. In the 
search after antiquities, Mr. B. seemed to have 
made the more obscure and minuter history of 
York, and its environs his peculiar study, in so 
much that he had prepared and nearly com- 
pleted a little work which would be very ac- 
ceptable to many of his friends, viz.: "A walk 
in and about the city of York," on the plan 
of Mr. Gosling's " Walk in and about the city 
of Canterbur}\" 

The whole of his collections, we understand, 
is speedily intended for sale : but it is much to 
be wished, in particular, that the above piece 
might be accepted, and placed in proper hands 
for'publication, and in general, that the rest of his 
manuscript may fall among such purchasers, who 
will be as liberal in their communications, as was 
the late worthy proprietor. Mr. B. died a wid- 
ower, leaving one son. Dr. Eay Beckwith, a phy- 
sician at Whitby, and one daughter, unmamed. 

1836. September 7th, at Shrewsbury, the Eev. Henry 
Beckwith to Ann Rose, second daughter of the 
late Rev. John Eyton. 

1837. May 16th, Mary, widow of the late Maj.-Gen. 
G. Sidney Beckwith, and Christian and Cathe- 
rine Heron Douglas, spinsters, the only surviv- 



The Beckwiths. 323 

ing younger children of the late Sir William 
Douglas of Kelliead, Bart, and younger brother 
and sisters of Charles now Marquis of Queens- 
bui*y, to enjoy the name, title and precedence as 
if their late father had survived the late Duke 
of Queensbury. 

1838. October 19th, At Collingham, near Whitby, 
Yorkshire, aged forty-one ; died, the Rev. Henry 
Arthur Beekwith, vicar of that parish, and of 
St. Martins legrand, York. He was presented 
to Collingham in 1827, by Mrs, Wheeler, and to 
his cliurch in York in 1S29, by the dean and 
chapter. 

1 839. Lately, Vavasour George, youngest son of the 
Kev. T. F. Beekwith, vicar of East Redford. 

1832. jVIarch 20th, at Eton College, Frances Lorissa, 
youngest daughter of the late Dr. Beekwith of 
Norwich. 

1832. Cheshire, June 1 1th, at Park Gate, aged twenty, 
Georgina, fourth daughter of Maj.-Gen. W. H. 
Beekwith. 

1812. May 31st, New Brunswick, Capt. G. Evatt, 55th 
^^^'^ to Susan, second daughter of J. Beekwith 
of the Bower, Halifax. 

1833. January 7th, aged sixty-two, the Rev. Edward 
James Beekwith, rector of the united parishes 
of St. Albans, Wood Street, and St. Glares, 
Silver Street, London. Vicar of Tillingham, 
Essex, and a minor canon of St. Paul's. He ob- 
tained the latter preferment in 1797, and was 



324 Th^ Beckwiths. 

presented by the clean and chapter to his city 
living in 1800, and that in Essex, in 1855. 

1833. January 1st, at Fay well, Gendhurst, aged fifty- 
seven, Samuel Beckwith, Esq. (died.) 

1835. Ecclesiastical preferment, Rev, E. J. Beckwith, 
St. Michael Banesha\y R., Loudon. 

1834. Died, Durham, March 20th, aged 29, William 
Beckwith, Esq., of Stockton-upon-tees, Timber 
merchant. 

Dr. Gelley's Book, ''A visit to the valleys of 
Piedmont " fell into the hands of a British re- 
tired officer, Colonel Beckwith, who had lost a 
leg at tlie battle of Waterloo, which suggested 
an object for one who was loth to fall at the 
age of twenty-six into enforced idleness. Col. 
Beckwith visited the valleys and was painfully 
struck by the squallor and ignorance of a people 
who had had such a glorious past. He settled 
among them, and for thirty-five years devoted 
himself to their welfare, he married a Voudois 
peasant girl, and lived among the people, and es- 
tablished no fewer than twelve schools. More- 
over he brought back the Italian language, 
which had been displaced by the French in the 
service of the Voudois church, and in 1849, built 
a church for them at Turin. He lived in La 
Tour till his death, in 1862, and the name of 
their English benefactor is still revered by the 
simple folk of the valleys whom he did so much 
to civilize. [Encyclopedia Britannica. 



The Bechwiths. 325 

Emigrants. 
1607. At Jamestown, Va., from the ship Phoenix, 
landed William Beckwith [Smith's History of 
Virginia. 

1634. Stephen Beckwith (?) did not take oath, being 
under age ; shipped at Ipswich, England, for 
New England, x\pril 3 1st, 1034, age eleven 
years. [Public Records of Connecticut. 

1635. July 4th, emigrants to be transported to Vir- 
ginia ; embarked on the " Transport " of Lon- 
don, Edward Walker, master, certificate from 
Minister at Gravesend of their conformity to the 
orders and discipline of the Church of England. 
Kobert Beckwith, age twenty-one, and many 
others. [Hotteu's Emigrants. 

1645. The parish of Tuiing, County Essex, England, 
sent over Thomas Beckwith, a poor boy, in 1645. 
[Public Records of Connecticut. 

1635. April 3d, Grrave^^end, April 3d, 1635, on the 
*' Peter Buonaventui'a," Thomas Hartman, mas- 
ter, bound for Barbadoes, William Beckwith, 
age twenty-six. [Hotten's Emigrants. 

1648. George Beckwith, landed at St. Marys', Mary- 
land, in the year 1648. [Maryland Land Rec- 
ords. 

1669. Henry Beckwith, came to Maryland from Vir- 
ginia, in the year 1669. [Maryland Land Rec- 
ords. 

1700. Sir Marmaduke Beckwith came to Virginia 



326 The Bechwiths 

about the year 1700. [County Clerks of Ricli- 
mond Co., Va. 

George Beckwith, of Cal\tsrt County, Maryland, 

Emigrant. 
The privy-couneillors and lords of manors formed 
the class in which we find the germ of a nobility, below 
them was a considerable number of planters, who bore 
the title of '' gentlemen,'' as large a class, in Maryland, 
as in any other Anglo-American colony, and were held 
in the very highest esteem. Many who had come un- 
der an indenture, performed an honorable service, and 
then received their discharge, with a comfortable out- 
fit. The principal planters were also the merchants, 
who traded with London and the other great ports of 
England. Ferries over streams and rivers, were erected 
by the govei'nment, and kept by the most respectable 
colonists, the duties in most instances being performed 
by their deputies. Tobacco was the most common 
currency of the province, one pound of it in 1650 was 
woi-th about three pence, in English money. The 
most striking features upon the face of society was the 
plantations, upon them was held some of the earliest 
courts and councils and governors, privy councilors 
and county judges, were all of them planters. [Davis' 
Day Star of Freedom. 

The Protestant Declaration. 
The declaration and certificate of William Stone, 
Esq., lieutenant of the province of ^Maryland, by com- 



The Beckwiths. 



ZSin 



mission from the Right Honorable, the Lord Balti- 
more, Lord Proprietary thereof, and of Captain Brice, 
Mr, Thomas Hatton and Captain Vaughau of his said 
lor<l ship's council there and of divers of the Burgesses 
now met as the assembly there, and other protestant 
inhabitants of the said province, made the 17th day of 
April, anno domini one thousand six hundred and fifty. 
We, the said lieutenant, council, burgesses and other 
protestants, inhabitants above mentioned, whose names 
are hereunto subscribed, do declare and certify to all 
persons whom it may concern, that according to an act 
of assembly here, and several other strict injunctions, 
and declarations by his said lordship, for that pui'pose, 
made and provided, we do here enjoy all fitting and 
convenient freedom and liberty in the exercise of our re- 
ligion, under his lordship's government and interest, and 
that none of us are anyways troubled or molested, for 
or by reason thereof, within his said lordship's province. 



James Cox, 
Robert Roberts, 
Thomas Steormaii, 
George Puddington, \ 
Walter Barri, 
William Brough, 
Francis Posey. 



William Stone, 
Bar- Jo Price, 

gesses. Robert Vaughan, 
Thomas Hatton, 



Council. 



William Durand, 
Thomas ilaydwell, 
Wm. Hungerford, 
William Stimpson, 
Thomas Dinyurd, 
John Grimesditch, 
William Edwin, 
Richard Bunne, 
Ehaa Beach, 



Antony Rawlins, 
Marke Bloomfield, 
William Pell, 
William Warren, 
Edward Williams, 
Ralph Bean, 
John kSlingsby, 
Jos Morphea, 
Richard Smith, 



George Beckwith, 
Thomas Bushnell, 
Francis Martin, 
John Walker, 
Stanhope Roberts, 
William Brown, 
John Halfhcad, 
William Hardwick, 
Hugh Crage, 



328 The Beckwiths. 

George Sawyer, Author Turner, George Whiteaere, 

William Edes, Wm. Hawley, Daniel Clocker, 

John Gage, William Smoot, Patrick Forest, 

Robert Ward, John Sturman, Thomas Warr, 

William Marshall, John Nichols, Walter Walterling. 

[Maryland Records. 

1648. Thomas Hatton, Esq., Secretary of Maryland, 
obtained a grant of land for transporting him- 
self and family and two other persons, George 
Beckwith and Patrick Forest, into the province 
to inhabit in the year 1648. [Maryland Land 
Records, liber A, B, and H, folio 123. 

1663. G-eorsre Beckwith demands more land for trans- 
porting himself from Virginia, into the province 
in 1657 ; Richard Prigg, in 1661 ; Charles Free- 
man, in 1661 ; Alice Jones, in 1 660 ; Alice Lind- 
sey, in lt361. [Maryland Land Records, liber 
7, folio 81 and 82. 

1641. December 17th, 1641, Nicholas Hervey, prayeth 
a grant of land of one thousand acres on the 
Patuxent River, by special waiTant, from his 
lordship for transporting into the province, this 
present year, himself, his wife and daughter, 
Frances, and four other persons, viz. : Robert 
Beard, Harvey Spinke, John Carr and one boy 
named Robert Ford. [Maryland Land Records, 
liber 1, folio 129. 

The above special warrant was dated at Lon- 
don, England, September 8th. 1641. [Mary- 
land Land Records, liber A, B, and H, folio 103. 

1657. August 20th, 1657. The deposition of Jane 



The Beckwiths. 329 

Green, wife of Thomas Green of Elizabeth Kiver, 
in the county of Norfolk, Virginia, planter, and 
widow of the late Nicholas Hervey of Patuxent 
River, in the province of Maryland ; concerning 
a plantation or manor called "St. Joseph's 
Manor," of the deceased Hervey's, now held by 
George Beckwith of Patuxent River, in the prov- 
ince of Maiyland, in right of himself and 
Frances, his now wife, the daughter and heiress 
of the said Nicholas Hervey, late of Maiyland, 
planter. [Maryland Land Records, liber No. 3, 
folio 336. 
1675. Came Richard Ladd of Calvert County, Gent'l, 
and showeth that George Beckwith, late of Cal- 
vert Co., Gent'l, the 25th of May last past, made 
a will in writing, constituting his wife Frances, 
his sole executrix, and giving by that will de- 
verse legacies to his children, and after made 
Christopher Roushy Gent, and him the said 
Ladd, overseers of the said will that the said 
Beckwith after went for England, and there 
converted the said moneys into eoods and mer- 
chandise to return to the said province, and 
there falling sick, upon the third day of Novem- 
ber, last past, declared unto Captain Leonard 
Webber, that whereas, he had made a will be- 
fore he came from his home in Maryland, which 
he did not see fit or convenient, he did now all 
to the disposition of his wife, as by the dispo- 
ition of the said Webber, taken the 13th in- 
42 



330 The Beckwiths. 

stant, and endorsed upon tlie said Tvill, dotli and 
may appear, and lie further sliowetli that the 
said G-eoro^e Beckwitli is since deceased and 
buried in England, and that since his death, the 
said Frances, his wife, is likewise deceased in 
the province, so that now the right of adminis- 
tration rests in some of the children of the said 
George and Frances, being all infants under age, 
and therefore in regard the said Beck^vith's 
will in writing, dated 24th May aforesaid, ha<l 
made him the said Ladd one of the overseers of 
the said will, and out of his affection to the 
said infants, offered to take upon himself the 
burden of administration, w^hereupon letters of 
administration were granted to the said Kichard 
Ladd. [Testamentary Proceedings, liber iSTo. 3, 
folio 346. 

1674. Warrant of re-survey to George Beckwith of St. 
Joseph's manor, Patuxent river. [Maryland 
Land Eecords. 

1679. April 28th, approved the third and final account 
of Thomas Banks of Patuxent river in Calvert 
County, Gent'l., administrator of all and singu- 
lar ye goods and chatels and debts of George 
Beckwith Gent., late of Calvert County, deceased 
at London in ye kingdom of England, etc., etc. 
Signed Philip Calvert Est|uire, for the probate 
of wills, etc. [Inventories and accounts, liber 
6, folios 46 to 59. 

1679. February 17th, came Thomas Banks and in- 



The Beckwiihs. 331 

formed tlie judge that lie had received informa- 
tion of diverse goods, late belonging to the es- 
tate of George Beckwith late of Calvert Count;v% 
deceased of whose goods etc., he the said Banks 
is administrator, and therefore prayeth that they 
might be appraised and to him delivered. 

Ordered : That Captain Heniy Darnall Gent, 
doe appraise the said goods and that they be 
delivered to ye said Banks, to be distributed to 
ye children of ye said George Beckwith, viz't., to 
John Miles, who married Mary the eldest daugh- 
ter of ye said George, and to Elizabeth who is now 
of age, by equal portions, and that he doe im- 
mediately give bond mth two sureties to rentier 
unto Charles, Barbarra and Margarett Beckwith, 
children of the said Geors-e, for the remainino; 
three-fifths or ye value thereof. [Testamentary 
Proceedings, liber 16, folio 346. 

1704. October 5th, was surveyed for Charles Beck- 
with of St. Mary's County, by virtue dated 30th 
Auo^ust, 1704, a tract called " Beck\\'ith's Lodo-e" 
containing 600 acres etc., to be held of the 
manor of " AVest St. Mary's " patent issued l(»th 
Oct., 1707. [Land records liber D, D, No. 5, 
folio 466. 

1706. June 12th, by virtue of a warrant granted out 
of his Lordship's Land office unto Charles Beck- 
with of St. Mary's County, to re- survey that 
part of a tract of land lying in the said county 
called '' St. Joseph's Manor " as was " not sold by 



332 The Beckwiths. 

his father, and was afterwards in the possession 
of Lydiet deceased, bearing date the fourteenth 
of Apiil, 1702. [Land records liber I, L, No. B, 
folio 182. 

1706. June 12th, surv^eyed for Charles Beckwith, a 
manour of land called " St. Joseph's Manour " 
comprising 1250 acres, lying in St. Mary's 
County. [Land records liber I, L, No. B, folio 
181'A'. 

1732. November 25, suit brought by Thomas Gittings 
against William Beckwith in an exchange of 
lands in St. Mary's and Prince George Counties 
Md., the said \Yilliam Beckwith proves his right 
by inheritance from his father Charles Beckwith, 
Ann Beckwith wife of the said Charles and 
mother of the said William, testifies as to the re- 
linc|uishment of her dower as the widow of said 
Charles Beckwith, and mother of the said William 
Beckwith ; also testifies his brothers Basil and 
George Beckwith; fur-thermore testifies Ann 
Miller, mother of William Beckwith, who says 
after her husband's, Charles Beckwith's death she 
married John Miller of Prince George County, 
planter, at which time she relinquished her 
dower in the estate of the late Charles Beckwith. 
[Maryland Chancery Proceedings, liber I, R, No. 
3, folios 17-33. 



The Beckvnths. 333 

Henry Beckwith, of Dorchester Co., Maryland, 

Emigrant. 

1669. October 21st, came Henry Beckwith and proved 
right to fifty acres of land for transporting him- 
self from Virginia. [Maryland Land Records, 
liber 12, folio^349. 

The will of Henry Beckwith of Dorchester 
Co., Md., planter, dated 17th of August, 1717, 
and proved 27th of October, 1717. He be- 
queathed two tracts of land called " Beriy's 
Chance" and " Willmot's Choyse " to his well 
beloved son Nehemiah Beckwith, whom he ap- 
pointed sole executor of his will. [Testament- 
ary Records, liber W, B, No. 6, folio 451. 

The will of Nehimiah Beckwith of Dorchester 
Co., Md., planter, dated 21st January, 1729, 
and proved 10th June, 1730. He bequeathed 
his dwelling, plantation and personal property, 
to his wife Frances Beckwith, his executrix; after 
death or marriage, the former was to revert to 
his eldest daughter, Elizabeth Beck^vith, and 
the personality to be equally divided between 
his dauditers Elizabeth and Dorothv. He also 
bequeathed a tract of land containing eight hun- 
dred and sixty acres to his daughter Dorothy 
Beckwith. [Testamentary Records, liber C, C. 
No. 3, folios 28 and 29. 

The will of Frances Beck^^ath, of Dorchester 
Co., in the province of Maryland, dated June 



334 The BecTcwiths. 

18tli, 1734, and pressed 15tli August, 1734. 
She divided "her personal estate equally between 
her daughters, Elizabeth Ennals and Dorothy 
Beckwith, and appointed the latter her execu- 
trix. [Testamentary Proceedings, liber I, D, 
folio 812. 
1730. June 10th, letters testamentary on the estate of 
Nehemiah Beckwith, of Dorchester Co., Md., 
deceased, granted to Frances Beckwith, his exec- 
utrix, Col. Tall Lockernian and John Anderton, 
her sureties in the sum of £800 sterling. The 
inventory of his estate (£3-28, 2, 2), returned 
13th July, 1731. An inventory of the estate of 
Frances Beckwith of Dorchester Co., returned 
6th December, 1734. [Testamentary Proceed- 
ings, liber T, G, 7, folios 3, 106 and 475. 

The will of Mary Beck^dth, of Dorchester Co., 
Md., dated October 21st, 1750, and proved 8th 
Jidy, 1758; she appointed her son-in-law, 
Thomas Corke, and her grandson, Thomas Tay- 
lor, executors of her will, and bequeathed her 
personal property to the follo^ving persons. 
John Taylor, her grandson; Elizabeth Taylor, 
her granddaughter ; Nehemiah Corke, her grand. 
son ; Edward Corke, her grandson ; Amy Corke, 
her granddaughter; Charles Beckwith, her son; 
Nehemiah Beckwith, her son ; Mary Nickers, 
her daughter. [Testamentary Proceedings, liber 
'^ B, I, No. 2, folios 611 and 612. 



The Beckwiths. 



335 



DORCHESTEE CoUNTY DeBT BoOKS. 

Page 29. 
1734. Hemy Beckwith. 

Steward's Place, i300 acres, I'ent, lbs. 0, 6, 0, 



Skinner's Folly, 50 
Beriy's Chance, 200 " 
Refused Neck, 50 
Beckwith's Add'n, 50 
Wilmot's Advent'e, 50 


" " 0, 
- " 0, 
" " 0, 
" " 0. 
" " 0, 


1, 

4, 
1, 

2, 
2, 


0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 


Page 47. 
1734. Henry Beckwith, Sen. 

Steward's Place, 300 " 


" " 0. 


6, 


0. 


Page 7. 
1756. 

Refused Neck, 50 
Beckwith's Add'n, 50 


" 0, 
" 0, 


1, 

2, 


0. 
0. 


Page 13. 
1758. Nehemiah Beckwith. 

Steward's Place, 150 " 


" 0, 


3, 


0. 


Page 10. 
1766. 

Beckwith's Add'n, 








Page 10. 
1766. Charles Beckwith. 

Refused Neck, 50 


" 0, 


1, 


0. 


Page 10. 
1767. Nehemiah Beckwith. 

Steward's Place, 150 " 


'' 0, 


3, 


0. 



336 The Bechwiths. 

Page 12. 
1770. 

Beckwith's Add'n, 50 " " " 0, 2, 0. 
Page 15. 
1770. Samuel Beckwitli. 

Eefused Neck, 50 " " '' 0, 1, 0. 

Sir Marmaduke Beckwith of Virginia, Emigrant. 

Sir Marmaduke Beckwitb, Baronet, born January, 
1687 ; was a merchant and clerk of the peace in Vir- 
ginia ; he married and had issue : Tarpley, who died 
in England December 29th, 1748 ; Marmaduke, living 
in Virginia in 1771 ; a daughter living in 1748; Sir 
Jonathan Beckwith. is the present baronet. [Burke's 
Landed Gentry. 

Sir Marmaduke Beckwith, county clerk of Richmond 
Co., Va., from 1708 to 1748 ; T. Tarpley was his deputy 
and successor. [Virginia County Clerks. 

Roused by danger and alarm at attempts, foreign 
and domestic, to reduce the people of this country to 
an abject and detestable slavery, by destroying their 
fair and happy constitution of government, under which 
they have hitherto lived, ^^'e who subscribe to this 
paper, have associated and do bind ourselves to each 
other, to God, and to our country, by the firmest ties 
that relio;ion and virtue can frame, most sacredly and 
punctually to stand by, and with our lives and for- 
tunes, to support and defend each other, in the durance 
of the following articles. 



The Beckwiihs. 337 

First we declare all due allegiance and obedience to 
our lawful Sovereign Greorge the third, Kins:; of Great 
Britain, and we determine to the utmost of our power, 
to preserve the laws, the peace and good order of this 
colony, as far as is consistent with the preservation 
of our constitutional rights and liberties. 

Secondly : As we know it to be the rightful birth- 
right of every British subject (and of the People of 
Virginia, as being such), founded in reason, law and 
compact, that he cannot be, legally tried, but by his 
peers, and that he cannot be taxed, but by the consent 
of a Parliament, in which he is represented by persons, 
chosen by the people, and who themselves, pay a part 
of the tax, they impress on others. If therefore any 
person or persons shall attempt, by any action, or pro- 
ceeding, to deprive the colony of those fundamental 
rights, we will immediately consider him or them, as 
the most dangerous enemy or enemies of the commu- 
nity, and we will go to any extremity, not only to pre- 
vent the success of any attempts, but to stigmatize and 
punish the offenders. 

Thirdly : iVs the stamp act, does absolutely direct 
the property of the people to be taken fi'om them, with- 
out their consent, expressed by their representatives, 
and as in many cases, it deprives the British American 
subject of his right of trial by jiuy, we determine at 
every hazard; in regard to danger and death, vre will 
exact, and exert every faculty to prevent the execution 
of the stamj:) act, in every instance whatsoever within 
43 



338 The Beckwiths. 

the colony. Aud every abandoned wretch who shall 
be so lost to virtue and public good, as wickedly to 
contribute to the introduction, or tixture of the stamp 
act in this colony by using stamp paper, or by any 
other means, we will with the utmost expedition, con- 
vince all such profligates, that immediate danger, and 
disgrace shall attend their prostitute purposes. 

Fourthly : That the last article may be most surely 
and effectually executed, we engage to each other, that 
whenever it shall be known, to any of this association, 
that any person is so conducting himself, as to favor 
the introduction of the stamp act, that immediate no- 
tice shall be sriven to as manv of the association as 
possible and that every individual so informed, shall 
with expedition, rejiair to a place of meeting, to be ap- 
pointed, as near the scene of action as possible. 

Fifthly : Each associate shall do his true endeavor 
to obtain as many signers to this association as he pos- 
sibly can. 

Sixthly : If any attempts shall be made on the 
liberty or property of any associater, for any action or 
thing, done in consef|uence of this agreement, w^e do 
most solemnly bind ourselves by the most sacred en- 
gagement of those who have entered thereunto at the 
risk of our lives and fortunes, to restore such associate 
to his liberty, and to protect him in the enjoyment of 
his property. 

In testimony of the good faith with which we re- 



The Bechioiths. 



339 



solve to execute the orders of tliis association, we have 
this 27th day of February, 1766, in Virginia, put our 
hands and seals hereto. 



Richard Henry Loo, 
Thomas Lord Lee, 
Samuel Washin,2'ton, 
Charles Washington, 
Moore Fauntleroy, 
Francis Lightfoot Lee, 
Thomas Jones, 
Rodhnm Kenner, 
Spencer M. Ball, 
Joseph Murdock, 
Eichard Parker, 
Spence Monroe, 
John Watts, 
Robert Lovell, 
John Blagge, 
Charles Weeks, 
Wm. Booth, 
Geo. Tuborville, 
Alvin Maxley, 
Wm. Flood, 
John Ballentine, Jr. 
Daniel McCarty, 
To^nsend I)ade, 
John Ashton, 
W. Brent, 
Francis Foushell, 
John Smith, Jr., 
Wm. Ball, 
Thomas Barnes, 
Jas. BUickwell, 
Reuben Merriwether, 
Edward ^[outjov, 
Wm. T. .Alontjoy, 
Thomas Montjoy, 
Jas. Milikan, 
John Richard, 
Mux Robinson, 



Will Robinson, 
W^illiam Lee, 
William vSydnor, 
John Monroe, 
William Cocke, 
William Grayson, 
W. Brockinborough, 
Samuel Selden, 
Richard Mitchell, 
Daniel Tibbs, 
Francis Thornton, Jr., 
Peter Rust, 
John Leo, Jr., 
Francis Warring, 
John L^pshaw, 
Merriwether Smith. 
Thos. Ronne, 
James Edmondson, 
Jas. Webb, Jr., 
John Edmondson, 
Edward Sanford, 
Jas. Rust, 
Gillet Campbell, 
Jas. Lane, 
A. Montague, 
Richard Jefiries, 
John Sugget, 
rlohn S. Woodcock, 
Robert Wormlcy Caster, 
Jo]\n Beal, Jr., 
John Newton, 
Will Beal, Jr., 
John Edmondson, .Jr., 
Charles Beal, 
Ebenezer Fisher, 
Thomas Jett, 
John Orr, 



Louis Willis, 
Jas. Banks. 
Smith Young, 
Laur. Washington, 
W. Roane, 
Richard Hodge, 
Jas. Upshaw, 
Jas. Booker, 
Richard Lee, 
Richard Buckner, 
Jas. Pierce. 
Will Chilton, 
John AVilliams, 
John Blackwell, 
Wonder S. Kenner, 
Wm. Bronnaugh, 
Wm. Pierce, 
John Benjamin, 
John Dickson, 
John Beane, 
Thomas Chilton, 
Edw. Ramsdell, 
Peter Grant, 
Thompson Mason, 
Jonathan BeckwitJt, 
Jas. Sanford, 
John Beltield, 
W. Smith, 

John A.u<x. Washington, 
Thomas Bellfield, 
Edgcomb Legett, 
Henry Franks, 
Jas. E. 3Eason, 
Thomas Logan, 
Hancock Eustice, 
Thomas Douglass. 

[Virginia Records. 



340 The BecTcwiths. 

Mathew Beckwith, of Connecticut, E:\riGRANT. 

Mathew Beckwith came over with Mr. Winthrope, 
in 1635, and became temporarily a settler at Saybrook 
Point. [Connecticut Kecords. 

Mathew Beckwith resided in Hartford in 1645, on 
lot number ten on Main Street. 

Plaintift' in a case, before the particular court in 
1642, also plaintiif in a case in 1644. 

Mathew Marvin sued Mathew Beckwith for slander, 
and Beckwith made a public confession of his slander- 
ing him, and the fine was remitted by the court, and 
the plaintiff, jMathew Beckwith made free in 1658. 

Stephen Beckwith (?) defendant in a case at Hart- 
ford, 1649. 

Stephen Beckwith (?) was at Hartford in 1649. 

Nathaniel Beckwith, of Haddam, died in 1716, and 
left Sarah his widow, with an estate worth £269. 
His children were, Job, Nathaniel, Jerusha, Sarah, 
Joseph and Patience. 

Nathaniel, of Lyme, was appointed by the court 
guardian of the children of Nathaniel, of Haddam, de- 
ceased. It is probable the t\^'0 x*iathaniels, above, vrere 
the sous of Mathew and Stephen Beckwith, brothers, 
who were early settlers in Hartford, neither of whom 
appear to have died there. Mathew was the owner of 
part of a vessel. [Hinman's Connecticut Settlers. 

General court of election, Hartford, May 20th, 165S. 

Were made free before the court, Matt Becquet and 
others. [Connecticut Eecords. 



The Beckwiths. 341 

Stephen Becket* did not take oath, being under age, 
shipped at Ipswich, England, bound for New England, 
April 31st, 1634, age eleven years. [Connecticut 
Records. 

Mathew Beckwith came in 1667, but apparently did 
not remain long in the colony. [Smith's History of 
Guildford, Conn. 

Mathew Beckwith fined ten shillings for unreason- 
able and immoderate drinking at the Pinnance. [Con- 
necticut Records. 

Mathew Beckwith among the purchasers of Bran- 
ford, December, 1638, by the New Haven colonists. 
[Public Records of Connecticut. 

Mention made of the arrival of Mathew Beckwith 
at New London, and others, about March, 1651. 

On the division of the land on the east side of 
Breams Cove, between Mathew Beckwith, Bream and 
Blatchford, the three "B's." 

The land owned by Mathew Beckwith on the adjust- 
ment of the boundary line, with Lyme, was found to 
be mostly mthin the boundary of that town, though 
his house was on the portion belonging to New Lon- 
don. [Connecticut Rec(^rds. 

The swamps around New Loudon being infested to 
an unusual degree by wolves, the general court ordered 
every town to pay a bounty of fifteen shillings for the 



* This is tlie person that lias been considered the brother of Mathew 
Beckwith, but as 1 have traced this man back to London, where became 
from. I do not believe his name was Beckwith, though generally so 
conceded by Caulkins and others. 



342 The Beokwiths. 

killing of a woK wdtliin its bounds. In 1673, Mathew 
Beckwitli claimed bounty for killing two wolves. 
[Connecticut Records. 

Elizabeth Rodgers, daughter of Mathew Grriswold, 
was granted a divorce from her husband, John Rogers, 
the founder of the Rogerine Quakers, October 12th, 
1676; they were married October 17th, 1670. Shortly 
afterward she married Mathew Beckwith (2) she bore 
children to each husband. 

About this time 17r>.'3, Rogers made a rash attempt 
to regain his divorced wife, then united to Mathew 
Beckwith, a writ was issued against him in January, 
1703, on complaint of Beckwith charging him with 
laying hands on her, declaring she was his wife, and 
threatenins: Beckwith, that he would have her in spite 
of him, all of which Rogers confessed to be true, but 
defended on the plea that she was really his wife. 
[Connecticut Records. 

In county court, Jane, 1703, Mathew Beckwith, Sr., 
appeared in court and swore his Majesty's peace 
against John Rogers for that he was in fear of his life 
fi'om him, [Connecticut Records. 

Between 1660 and 1664 Mould and Coit constructed 
the "Speedwell, Hopewell and Endeavor," which were 
called "Barques," ranging from twelve to twenty ton, 
and in value from £50 to £82. They were built re- 
spectively for Thomas Bebee, William Keeney and 
Mathew Beckwith, Ijut like other movable property of 
that day, often changed owners. " The Endeavor " 
made several voyages to the West Indies, Robert 



The Beckiciths. 343 

Girard and Samuel Cliester commanders, and was sold 
in Barbadoes (April, 1666) for 2,000 pounds of sugar. 
[Connecticut Kecords. 

The master of a vessel was generally part owner of 
both cargo and craft, and not unfrequently was his own 
factor, agent and tradesman. In the small coasters, 
especially, the master or skipper was entirely inde- 
pendent of orders. He went from place to place, 
chaffing and bartering, often changing his course and 
prolonging his stay on his own responsibility. New 
London, before 1700, was as much noted for lier coast- 
ing vessels and skippers as of late years for her fine 
fleet of smacks and smack men. Among the early 
planters who were of this class, is mentioned Mathew 
Beckwith and others, [Connecticut Records. 

Hartford, ]^.Iay 16th, I64l>, Richard Fellows, plain- 
tiff vs. Stephen Beckwith (0 defendant, man action of 
debt and damages, 30 shillings. [Connecticut Records. 

The parish of Tuling Co., Essex, England, sent over 
Thomas Beckwith, a poor child in 1645. [Connecticut 
Records. 

Parish of Tuling sent over to Mr. Weld £o for 
Thomas Beckwith, a poor child sent over, for which 
he paid him when his time was out <£6, 5, 0, as his ac- 
quittance shows, dated February 4th, 1645. [Connec- 
ticut Records. 

Mathew Beckwith and others of the name were 
often called Becket while in Branford, and were also 
called Bicket, and the Stephen Beckwith (?) of Nor- 
walk, in 1654, removed, but came back again after 



344: The Beckwiths. 

1671, was the Stephen Becket, age eleven years, that 
came over from Ipswich, on board the Francis, in 1634, 
in charge of the Rev. Richard Pepper, who after a few 
years at Roxbury, returned to Conn., probably for that 
colony, was evidence of his apprentice in 1649. [Caul- 
kins' History of New London. 

Mathew Marvin and Mary Beckwith his wife, of 
Loisburg, whom he married April 20th, 1732, both 
had the small-pox taken from a transient person, who 
came to their house, they were quarantined, and their 
house turned into a hospital. [Public Records of Con- 
necticut. 

Tax Lists of Lyme, Conn., under Governor An- 

DETJS. 



Mathew Beckwith. 




Joseph Beckwith. 


1 person, lbs. 


20. 


Total lbs. 137, 10, 0. 


House and lands, " 


7. 




8 oxen and cows, " 


64. 




2 yearlings, " 


36. 




66 sheep and 2 hogs, " 


35. 





[Public Records of Connecticut. 
Hartford, 17th May, 1655. The court considering 
the sad complaint of Goodey Beckwith of Fairfield, in 
reference to her husband deserting of her, declare yt 
by witt, evedence hath benn presented to them of ye 
manner of her husband's departure, and discontinuance, 
they judge that if the said Goodey Beckwith, wife of 
Thomas, shall upon her oath, testify to the magistrates, 
that are shortly to keep couit at Strathford, that her 



The Beckioiths. 



345 



husband's departure was as others have testified it to 
be, and yet she hath not heard from him any ways 
since he deserted her, the said magistrates, may free 
her from her said husband. [Connecticut Records. 

Minutes Before Court of Assistants^ 166-4-1666. 
Uncas vs. Mathew Beckwith, Jr., for burning a wig- 
wam of his. [Caulkins' History of New London. 

Patent of. New London, sanctioned hy the governor 
and company, October lUh, 1704. 
To all persons, to whom these presents shall come. 
The governor and company of her Majesty's colony in 
Connecticut in general court assembled, send greeting 
whereas we the said governor and company, by virtue 
of letters patent to us, granted by his Royal Majesty 
Charles the second of England, etc., King, bearing date 
the 23d day of Apri], in the fourteenth year of his 
reign A. D., 1663, have formerly by certain acts and 
grants passed in general assembly given and granted to 



John Winthrope, Esq. 
Richard Christopher, 
John Alleyn, 
Capt. John Avery, 
Lieut. John Hough, 
Robert Douglas, 
Thomas Crocker, 
John Rogers, Sr., 
Daniel Stubbins, 
Benjaman Shapely, 
Peter Harris, 
Lawrence Ordner, 
Peter Strickland, 
Samuel Rogers, Sr., 
O. Manwarring. 
John Minor, 
Thomas Starr, 

44 



Waite Winthrope, Esq., Daniel Weherel, 



Nehemiah Smith, 
William Douglas, 
David Caulkins, 
John Stubbin, 
John Burrows, 
Richard Dart, 
James Rogers, 
George Geares, 
John Edgecomb, 
Samuel Avery, 
John Tarrell, 
Stephen Prentiss, 
Jolm Fox, 
John Coit, 
John Beckwith, 
John Davie, 



Capt. James Morgan, 
Joseph Latham, 
Capt. John Prentiss, 
John Keeney, 
Samuel Fish, 
Sam'l Rogers, Sr., 
John Lewis, 
Thomas BoUes, 
Jonathan Prentiss, 
Robt. Lattimer, 
John Richards, 
John Plumbe, 
Samuel Bebee, 
George Chappelle, 
PhiUp BiU, 



346 The Beckwiths. 

and many others, and the deed was signed by Robert 
Treat, Dep. Gov. [Public Records of Connecticut. 

Mathew Beckwith. his death beins; sudden, and the 
result of an accident, a jury was summoned, who gave 
their verdict, "that he came to his death by mistaking 
his way on a dark night and falling from a cliff of 
rocks." His estate was valued at £393. He left wife 
Elizabeth, and children, Mathew, John, Joseph, Ben- 
jamin, and two daughters, widows, the relicts of 
Robert Girard and Benjamin Grant, both of whom 
were mariners, and had probably perished at sea. No 
other children are mentioned in the brief record of the 
settlement of the estate ; but Nathaniel Beckwith of 
Lyme may upon supposition be included among his 
sons. Mathew Junior, like his father, and most of the 
family, was a seaman. The births of his two eldest 
children, Mathew and John, are registered in Guild- 
ford, where he probably married and resided for a 
time. The next three, James, Jonah and Prudence, 
are on record at New London, and three more, Eliza- 
beth, Ruth and Sarah in Lyme, where he fixed his 
abode in 1677. These were by his first wife. His 
second wife was Elizabeth, relict of Peter Pratt, by 
whom he had one daughter, named Griswold, all these 
children are named in his will except Sarah. He died 
June 4th, 1727. 

Joseph and Nathaniel Beckwith, sons of Mathew 
Sr., settled in Lyme ; John and Benjamin, in New 
London. John Beckwith, in a deposition presented in 
court in 1740, stated that he had lived at Niantic 



The Bechwiths. 347 

Ferry for seventy years. He is tlie ancestor of tlie 
Waterford Beckwiths. [Caulkins' History of New 
London, Conn. 

Land for the site of a meeting house, and for a 
burial pkice adjoining was given to the Society (Clies- 
terfield) by Jonathan Lattimer in 1773, at which time, 
it is probable that the meeting house was built and 
opened for service. Jesse Beckwdth w^as one of the 
principal promoters of the undertaking. [Caulkins' 
Histoiy of New London. 

About the year 1748, a Baptist church was organized 
at the West Farms, in Niantic District of New Lon- 
don, now Waterford ; Nathan Howard was ordained 
elder and John Beckwith deacon. [Caulkins' History 
of New London. 

New London County Court, February 3d, 1702, ap- 
peared Joseph Beckwith and Susannah, his wife. 
[Connecticut Records. 

Hartford, May 2d, 1702. Ordered that Joseph Shel- 
den of Lyme have liberty to appeal from judgment of 
County Court, whereas himself as plaintiff vs. Joseph 
Beckwith, Susannah, his wife, and Edward De Wolf 
as defendants. [Connecticut Records. 

Petition to Susannah Way, late wife of Joseph 
Beckwith, that she may have the w^ages of her appren- , 
tice B. Fox, for his services in the expedition to Wood 
Creek, May 15th, 1716. [Connecticut Records. 

Council held at New London, January 11th, 1710. 
Ordered that Mrs. Susannah Beckwith, widow of the 
late Joseph Beckwith of Lyme, the sum of ten shil- 



3-1-8 The Beclcvnths. 

lings and two pence, for entertainment of soldiers. 
[Connecticut Kecords. 

New Haven, Conn., October 12tb, 1727. Joseph 
Beckwitli of Lyme, appointed to sell so much real es- 
tate of Captain Joseph AVay, deceased, to discharge 
the sum of 53 lbs. 4 shillings and 2 pence. [Con- 
necticut Records. 

May 13th, 1727, and the 13th year of the reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain, this as 
sembly do establish and confirm Mr. James Beckwith 
of Lyme, to be ensign of the 1st Company or Train- 
band of Lyme, and order that he Ije commissioned ac- 
cordingly. [Connecticut Records. 

Lyme, July 25th, 1727. This assembly do establish 
and confirm' Mr. Joseph Beckwith of Lyme, to be 
Captain of the 2d Co. of Lyme. [Connecticut 

Records. 

John Beckwith of Lyme, appointed and commissioned 
ensign of the 2d Co., or Trainband of Lyme, October 
13tli, 1737. [Connecticut Records. 

New London, October ISth, 1740. Thomas Beck- 
with appointed and commissioned ensign of 2d Co. of 
Lyme. [Connecticut Records. 

Lyme, New London Co., Conn.. 1744. George and 
Benjamin Beckwith apx^ointed administrators of the 
estate of their father, Jonah Beckwith of New London 
Co., Conn. [Connecticut Records. 

Norwalk, Conn., 1607. Stephen Beckwith or some 
other man should be hired to fetch the cows out of 
the pasture. [Connecticut Records. 



Tlie Bechwiths. 349 

Stephen Beckwitli is iu Hall's List of Original Settlers 
at Norwalk in 1(355 ; he was at Hartford in 1649, and 
probably removed to Norwalk before 1655, and is 
found there as late as 1687. [Hinman's Connecticut 
Settlers. 

Hartford, June 17th, 1744. Memorial of Geors^e and 
Benjamin Beckwith of Lyme, administrators of the es- 
tate of Jonah Beckwith of Lyme, that all the estate is 
in lands, and debts due from the estate amounts to lbs. 
140, sh. 3, p. 3, and asking to sell same, granted. [Con- 
necticut Records. 

Memoiial of Abigail Beck"with of Lyme, administra- 
tor estate of Philip Beckwith, late of Lyme, showing 
that the whole estate amounts to lbs. 52 lawful money, 
that the debts paid by her, court fees, allowances to 
widows, with debts due the estate amounts to the sum 
of lbs. 69, sh. 5, p. 2, and prays for liberty to make 
sale of lands of said deceased for the payment of said 
debts, and which was granted, [Connecticut Records. 

New Haven, October 21st, 1761. Memorial of Abel 
Beckwith and Lucy de Wolf, his wife, both of Lyme, 
Lucy being administrator of the estate of Simon de 
Wolf. [Connecticut Records. 

Lyme, 1750. This assembly do appoint Nathaniel 
Beckwith, Lieutenant of the 2d Co. of Lyme. [Con- 
necticut Records. 

Lyme, October 10th, 1745. This assembly do ap- 
point Thomas Beckwith of Lyme, ensign 2d Co.' of 
Lyme. [Connecticut Records. 

Lyme, May 9th, 1757. Nathaniel Beckwith of 



350 The BeckwltJts, 

Lyme, appointed captain 2d Co. of Lyme. [Connecti- 
cut Records. 

Hai-tford, June, 1756. This assembly do tliank 
Rev. George Beckwitli for his sermon delivered at 
Hartford, June 13th, 1756. [Connecticut Records. 

Hartford, July, 1758. This assembly do appoint 
Rev. George Beck^\-ith of Lyme, chaplain 1st Reg., to 
be raised in the colony, against the French in Canada. 
[Connecticut Records. 

Hartford, June 3d, 1765. Jesse Beckwith, appointed 
ensign New Co., 3d Reg. of Lyme. [Connecticut Rec- 
ords. 

New Haven, Conn., November 3d, 1763. Memorial 
of Ezekiel Miner, administrator of the estate of the 
late Samuel Beckwith of Lyme, to sell real estate and 
show debts due from estate, amount of personal es- 
tate of said deceased lbs. 73, sh. 19, p. 1. [Connecticut 

Records. 

Hartford, 1770. Vinton Beckwith, appointed en- 
sign in Trainband of Lyme. [Connecticut Records. 

Hartford, June 8th, 1762. John Mack, administra- 
tor of the estate of Abner Beckwith prays to sell real 
estate to pay lbs. 6, sh. 6, p. 1, debts of deceased. 
[Connecticut Records. 

Lyme, Conn., December 6th, 1787. Last Friday a 
guard under the command of Andrew Griswold, sta- 
tioned at Lyme, discovered a whale boat, in a fresh 
water pond near Black Point, and suspecting it came 
from Long Island, they set a guard of five men over 
the boat, and the night after, four others of the guard, 



The Beckwiths. 351 

with Ensign Griswold, went toward the house of the 
noted Elisha Beckwith. One of the party named 
Noah Lister advanced faster than the rest, and was 
challenged by Beckwith's wife, who was near the 
house, this alarmed ten men, who were in the house 
well aiTued, and they immediately surged upon and 
made Lester a prisoner, and carried him into the house, 
and soon after the other four of the guard, came to the 
house (not knowing that Lester was a prisoner) and 
went directly in, where they discovered the ten men in 
arms, a scuffle ensued between them, and after some 
time the guard secured six of them, among whom was 
Elisha Beckwith, the other four made their escape 
into the woods, but they all except one were taken next 
day. They came in the whale boat from Long Island, and 
were in command of Thomas Smith, formerly of Middle- 
town, who had a captain's commission under the 
British King. Elisha Beckwith went off with the 
enemy, the 6th of September last, when they made 
their descent on the place. The above culprits are 
secure in Norwich Gaol. [Public Eecords of Connec- 
ticut. 

Hartford, May, 1716. Expedition to Cape Britton, 
journal of Rev. Adajah Bidwell, chaplain of the fleet. 
Spoke with Captain Beckwith about Sth, off St. Es- 
prit, who informed us that Captain Jones and Captain 
Dorchaw and he had met with about 1,200 French 
and Indians, as they supposed were designed for Lewis- 
burg. [Connecticut Records. 

Mathew Griswold arrived at Windsor in 1639; re- 



352 The Beckwlths. 

moved to Scaybrook between 1650 and 1660. He was 
a descendant of Sir Mathew Griswold of Malvern 
Hall, near Lyme Regis, England. Arms, Arg. a fess 
sable between 2 greyhounds courant sa. Crest, a 
greyhound passant ppr. [Caulkins' History of New 
London. 



ADDENDA. 



Samuel Beck with, 1795a, bom at Palmyra, N. Y., 
in 1750; married Anna, daughter of Stephen Eansom, 
June 4th, 1771; she was born at Palmyra in 1756, and 
died there July 31st, 1846. 

2329. Shabael; born October 9th, 1775; died 
young. 

2330. Stephen; born April 7th, 1777; died. June 

29th, 1797. 

2331. Stephen; died June 5th, 1800; age 21. 

2332. Baruch. 

2333. Samuel; born July 30th, 1783; married 

Lois Spencer at E. Haddam ; died at Pal- 
myra in 1859. 

2334. Nathaniel Haynes. 

2335. Georo;e. 

2336. Naomi; born November 22d, 1787; mar- 

ried John Church and died at Hopewell, 
N.Y. ; children: Sophia; Eliza, married E. 
Bailey of Toledo; Minerva, and John. 

2337. Dorothy; born June 15th, 1792; married 

Wells Andei-son of Haddam and removed 
to Palmyra; they both died in Chicago in 
1880 ; children: George, married Catherine 
45 



354 The Beckioiths. 

Lindsey ; Edward Mclvee, married Gruba 
Setus; and Kobt. Hemy. 

2338. Sophie; born in 1799; died at Palmyra 

about 1832; she married J. Foster; cliil- 
dren : Louisa and Sophia. 

2339. Anne; born in 1797; married D. Alexander 

Mclntyre, and died in 1855, lea\4ng two 
sons and one daughter. 
Baruch Beckwith, 2332, born August 24th, 1781, 
and died at Albion, N. Y., in 1890. 

2340. Emily Palmer of xVlbion, N. Y. 

2341. William of Albion, N. Y., 

2342. Samuel. 

Nathaniel Hayues Beckwith, 2334, born at Pal- 
myra, October 13th, 1785; died there April 25th, 
1834; married twice; his first wife was Minerva Nye 
of Pittstbrd, who died April 21st, 1821. 

2343. Cynthia. 

2344. Minerva. 

Nathaniel Haynes Beckwith, 2334; his second wife 
was Sophia Beschard of Lime, N. Y. 

2345. James. 

George Beckwitli, 2335, born at East Haddam, Oc- 
tober 16th, 1789 ; removed to Palmyra, where he 
died November 29th, 1868; he married Buth Matson, 
daughter of Grurdon Clark, August 1st, 1814 ; she was 
born February 2d, 1793, and died January 29th, 1882. 

2346. Sophie ; born June 7, 1818 ; married twice; 

her first husband was J. De Lameter, whom 
she married January 1st, 1838; children: 



The Beckwiths. 355 ? 37'(p 

Anna S., born May 2d, 1842; died April 
3d, 1849; Gforgie, born April 12th, 1848; 
married G. A. Hamlin of Chicago ; George, 
born x\pril 25th, 1855; married Ada Gil- 
bert; Foster, born at Ravenswood, 111., 
July 9th, 1865 ; her second husband was 
Ellis Worthington; he died November 28th, 
1891. 

2347. Catherine M. ; born June 2d, 1826; died 

Apiil 22d, 1886; married Albert Wells; 
children: Catherine A., bor^ September 
15th, 1845; married Edward McMurdo ; 
George B. ; born September 26th, 1848; 
died May 10th, 1849. 

2348. Ruth A.; born October 10th, 1828; mar- 

ried W. B. Gilbert ; living at Palmyra, N. 
Y., in 1891. 

2349. George W. ; born October, 1831 ; died in 
1832. 



INDEX 



TO 



FAMILY NAMES OF THOSE MARRIED TO 
BECKWITHS. 



PAGE. 

Adams, Sir Thomas 31 

Adamson, Kisaiah 40 

Alderman, Homer Ji 50 

Alexander, Byron 1U9 

Alexander, jMindwell 113 

Alsop, Anne 150 

Amsden, CM 144 

Appleton, Dalinda 10? 

Armstrong, Caroline P.. . . 14'.* 

Atkins, A. E 139 

Atkins, Rev. E. A 1 14 

Augier, Saliuda C 112 

Aulalj, John 55 

Austin, H 158 

Austin, Homer E 158 

Austwicke, Catherine 27 

Bailey, Ellen 237 

Bailey, ISTancv 06 

Bailey, Susan .„.. 163 

Ball, Arad 108 

Ball, Marv 6U 

Ball, Dr. Jolin 128 

Bannister, Robert 27 

Barnes, Sarali 181 

Barnes, Rebecca 57 

Bart, Roger 75 

Barton, ll. B 183 

Bask, W. A 49 



PAGE. 

Baskerville 301, 302, 303 

Bass, Charlotte 237 

Bassett, B 39 

Bassett, Elbert 39 

Battles, Elizabeth 134 

Bealmer, Bettie 32 

Bealmer, I 32 

Beardslev, H 174 

Beckerville. Sir John . . 10, 23 

Beckworth 12 

Beebe, C 201 

Beers, G. A 134 

Belfield, Major John 56 

Bell, John 30 

Bell, Thomas 62 

Belt, Dianna 41 

Belt. J. B 40 

Bentley, J 157 

Bertram, H 186 

Bingham, Eliza C 150 

Bhick, Alice 160 

Black, George 51 

Black, jS'arcissa 166 

Blake, M 204 

Blodgett, G. H 240 

Boswell, A. F 43 

Boswell. Erminia J 196 

Bosworth, Chloe 160, 165 

Bowers, Alice P 144 



358 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Boyer, Sadie W 1G5 

BovTiton ^10 

Bradley, R 207 

Bradv, S. J 232 

Brakenbury, Susannah. 18, 54 

Brallev, D 157 

Braman, G. F 230 

Braman, Eev. F. P ^3 

Brandon, Bettie US 

Bray 303 

Brewster, Aznbah 85 

Brewster, L. B 115 

Briggs, Pearly 1G7 

Brockinboroiio'li, FHa 100 

Brooks, Blanche , 179 

Brown, Alice -^lOli 

Brown, Belinda 19'^ 

Brown, D 130 

Brown, F • • • 153 

Brown, Sarah 79, 113 

Brown, Polly 131 



PAGE. 



Burchard, James /o 

Burcjess, Sally 1S5 

Burnham, D. J '-^^'-i 

Burt, Chapin 196 

Burt, Julia P 130 

Burrows, xUvira S 187 

BushncU, Diauna 184 

Buskirk, Dora S 189 

Butler, Lawrence 56 

Butler, Marv «1, 1-^0 

Byers, J. W ^8 



Cahill, Betsy 

Calthorp, Sir William. . 

Campbell, J. W 

Campbell, Sir James . . 

Capron, Amelinc 157 

Capron, W ^55 

Cams, John 67 



205 

43 
91 



(Jo 



53 

10 



Adelia 
E .. 
Eliza 
John 
_ W. S. 

Carter, Adelaide ^} 

Carter, Amanda 180 

Carter, Matilda 69 

102 



Carpenter 

Carpenter 

Carpenter 

i94 1 Carpenter 

i97 i Carpenter 



80 

32 

206 

128 

129 



Brough, Elizabeth , 

Bruce 291, 292, 293, 

295, 296, 
Bruce, Lady Dame Beck- 
Avith... 11, 12, 13, 21, 

Bruce, Sir William 4, 

Bruce, Sir Robert HI Gary, Eunice 

Brush, Maude 120 i Carv, J. R;: • • • : ^^ 

106 

71 

71 

3u5 

107 

186 

76 

11.^ 
83 



Buck, Elizabeth 'TO 

Buck, Sir John '^0 

Buchanan, Elizabeth Scott. 60 

Buck] in, James ,• 34 

Bucklin, Mary 34 

Bucklin, Simion 34 

Buckminster, J 200 

BuUett, Ada 35 

Bullett, Alexander 34 

BuUett, Alfred 34, 35 

Bullett, Diana 35 

Bullett, Mary 35 

Bullett, Minerva 35 

Bullett, William 34, 35 



Caulkins, Naomi. 

Chadwick, R. L 

Chalmer, Mary 

Chalmer, Sir Edward 

Chalmondeley 

Champion, Caroline . • 

Cham])ion, F 

Champion, Joshua 

Chapman, E. A • • 

Chapman, Rebecca 80, 

Chapman, R. W 

Chappell, Julia A 1^''^ 

Chappel, Lucy -'-^^, 

Chaworth, Sir John ~- 



Index. 



359 



PAGE. 

Childerson, Charlotte 99 

Childersou, Jane 103 

Chord, Lydia 37 

Chord, Martha B 37 

Chord, Samuel 37 

ChoutCtau, Col. August. ... 36 

Chouteau, Eulalie ;)C 

Claggett, Gabriel 30 

Claggett, Jolm 30 

Claggett, Jouathau 31 

Claggett, Thomas 31 

Claggett, Volinda 31 

Clapliam, Elizabeth 55 

Clapham, Sir C 55 

Clapp, Ct. H 155 

Clark. F. G- 198 

Clark, Francis 113 

Clark, J. L 198 

Clay, Henry 33 

Clifton, Evaline 164 

Cohen, Isabel 150 

Collyer, AnnM 159 

Colon, Belle 159 

Comstock, Dillamv 177 

Cone, E. P ! 140 

Cone, W. E 150 

Constable, "William 2'^ 

Cook, Abbey M 109 

Cooley, Eb'akim 76 

Cooper, ]\[oses 195 

Copley, Costiliana 70 

Corev, CM 102 

Corners. H. E 102 

Corp, Thomas 99 

Coumer, Elizabeth 20G 

Council, Alice 179 

Cramer, Edith 190 

Crandall, Alex 235 

Crane, Parnoll 192 

Crocker, Amanda 187 

Crocker, Seth 193 

Crosby, Dexter 35 

• Cross. Eev 204 



PAGE. 

Crowell, Annie 172 

Cram, Livonia 44 

Cummins, Pauline 196 

Currer, Anne 26 

Currer, Hugh 26 

Ourtiss, Sarali B . 62 

Dakin, Martha 185 

Damon, Nellie 141 

Daniels, Esther W 186 

Dart, Augusta 84 

Dart, Elizabeth 160 

Davis, Abii'-ail 34 

Davis, B.." 200 

Davis, Betsy 200 

Davis, Eliza A 200 

Davis, J. E 99 

Davis, Jeiferson 34 

Davis, M.J 194 

Davis, Maria 141 

Davis, Samuel 34 

Dean,' Gilbert 128 

Dean, Orville 120 

Deans, Patience 134 

Delbert, F 108 

Dennison, Lucresia 187 

DeMorse, L. B 60 

Denke, Alice W 138 

Dent, Anne 55 

Dent, John 53 

DePotter, Armand 159 

DeWo If, Naomi 77 

Dibbell, Parnell 172 

Dickermau, Ann 174 

j Dixoji, Josie 148 

I Dodffe, Elmer E 199 

j Dodge, Ptuth E 201 

I Donahue, Mary 137 

Donewell, Jane 54 

I Doaewell, John 54 

I Dorr, George 87 

I Dorr, Lydia 87 

I Douglass, Sir William 94 

I Downing, S. H 235 



360 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Drurj, Georgianna 191 

-Dudley 184 

Duncan, Louisa 70 

Dupree, T. B 60 

Durand, Arav 77 

Dutton, Sally 202 

Dynley, Anne 16, 27 



Eberhart, Kate. . . . 
Edgar, Eunice. . . 

Edgar, S. F 

Edgeeomb, Frank. 
Edgecorab, Grace. 
Edgerton, Mary. . . 
Elder, Martha'. . . . 

Ellis, Bernard 

Ellis, Hiram 

Ellis, Mallissa 

Ellis, Margarette. . 
Ellsworth, David. . 

Elsie, Syhel 

Ely, Patiance 

Ennals, Elizabeth. 

Evans, C. C 

Evans, Frank 

Evans, Kev. W. E . 



101. 



18-i 
239 
119 
187 
233 
207 

51 

55 
189 
185 

55 
178 

65 
141 
334 

64 
238 
102 



Fairbanks, J. R 

Fairbanks, Luc v. 

Fairfax '. 305, 

Fairfax, jS" 

Fairfax, R 11, 

Fairfax, Thomas Viscount. 

Fairfax, William 

Fairfax, Thomas 

Ferrars 297, 298, 299, 

Ferrars, Sir John 

Field, Mather 

Fillerit, Sir John 

Finney, Viola A 

Fisher, W. F 

Fitch, Bertha 



162 

113 

306 

29 

21 

29 

11 

21 

300 

301 

12 

43 

22 

112 

43 

129 



PAGE. 

Fitch, Lewis 129 

Flannery, Clara ISo 

Fletcher, Ellon 176 

Floyd, Abigail 34 

Flovd, John 34 

Floyd, John B 34 

Floyd, William 34 

Foote, Dr 173 

Forbes, M 152 

Ford, S. A 119 

Forquer, Mihael 52 

Fosdick, Elizabeth 169 

Foster, Anthony 32 

Foster, Ephraim 32 

Foster, Richard 28 

Fox, 0. E 153 

Framer 52 

Frost, Frances 17, 28 

Frost. William 17, 28 

Fraser, Flora 184 

Fry, Abram 52 

Fuller, Caroline E 169 

Fuller, Esther 195 

Fuller, Sallie 170 

Gale, Betsy 154 

Gambol, Emma 134 

Gardner, Ch , 166 

Garretson, Livonia 206 

Gascoigne, William 24 

Gaylord, Eunice 78, 114 

Gilbert, Lydia 153 

Glover, Mary 232 

Goodale H 142 

Goodrich, Sarah 113 

Goodhue, Hannah 124 

Grant, Benjamin 74 

Graves , Annie 122 

Graves, S. P 60 

Greenfield, Polly 86 

Greenmeyer, Sarah 107 

Gresham. Sally 139 

Grithn, Alien. '. 140 



Index. 



361 



PAGE. 

Griffen, Silvia 142 

Griffin, L 1-iO 

Grimstoue 309 

Grimstone, Theaphinia. . . 91 

Griswold^ Amy 7 7 

Griswold , David 12S 

Griswold. Hannah 129 

Griswold , John 85 

Griswold, Lucy... ■78,111, 205 

Griswold, Matliew .... 75, 312 

351, 352 

Guest, J. C ISO 

Guthrie, Clarissa 193 

Haddam, E 145 

Haight, A 175 

Hall, Anso M 130 

Hall, Bertha 138 

Hall, George 109 

Halliburton, Mary 92 

Halloway, Eebecca 237 

Hammond, J 171 

Hammond, Mathew iG4 

Hancock, J. B 204 

Hand ley, Mary SO 

Harrington, Lucy 65 

Harrison, W. H 69 

Hart, Clarissa ISO 

Hart, J 172 

Hart, Julie 123 

Harvey, Elizabeth ^^, 166 

Hatton, John 17 

Havens, A. B 159 

Havens, Mary 171 

Hayes, Margarette 207 

Haywood, K. P 64 

Hazen, J. K 124 

Hazletou, William.... 15, 23 

Heath, Tamison 119 

Heusell, Esther P 137 

Hei'riuge, John 21 

Hervey, Frances. . 30, 328, 329 

330 
46 



PAGE. 

Hervey, Nicholas 30, 328 

329 

Hewitt, Sophia 237 

Hicks, Betsv 183 

Hiogiiis, J.: 147 

mil, Jcnnetto 60 

Hill, G. H 116 

Hill, Mariah 32 

Hilliard, Eunice 193 

Hinds, Betsy 190 

Hite, George 58 

Hite, Sarah 58 

Hodge, Pollv 195 

Hofl:', A....". 176 

Hoff, Sarah A 177 

Hoffnagel, Mary 147 

Holbert, Sarah 128 

Hollenbeek, Sophia 106 

Holt, Clarissa 194 

Holt, Lizzie 104 

Hooper, Sara E 158 

Hopper, Thomas 72 

Hopwood, Susan 46 

Hord, J. A 69 

Hotchkiss, Alva 88 

Houghton, Alice 117 

Howard, Sarah A 181 

Howe,, Asa G 195 

Howe, Nancv A 187 

Hubbard, John 103 

Hubel, J 145 

Hudson, jSTancy 87 

Hutf, D 63 

Hull, Eli 202 

Hull, W. L 36 

Humphreys, E 141 

Hungerford, D 135 

Hunt, Harriet 58 

Hunter, J _. 67 

Huntlev, Benjamin 84 

Ilurd, Candace 198 

Hurd, Elizabeth 202 

Huston, H 131 



362 



Index. 



PAGE. I ^^?^ii 

Hutchinson, Oliver 177 Kerfoot, N. L l-3« 

Hutchinson, Virginia 01 Kitchcll, Carrie l;^^ 

Kazebcer, Mary 1-^ 

Kill, Emma 170 

King, Olive - ^'^ 

Kirtland, John 170 

Kirkpatrick, J 'i^ 

Kiss. Amelia !•'- 

Knickerbocker,, Edwin 134 



Hyde, Mary xV 88, 237 

Ingleby, Elizabeth 23 

Ingleby, Thomas 23 

Inman, 200 

Irwin, Henry 33 

Ives, Emmaiine 180 

Ives, Ophelia ISO 

Jackson, Stonewall 67 

James, Anna. 120 

James, Susan 68 

Jaques, C 54 

Jarrett, Nannie F 66 

Jennings, Sir Edmond . . 55 

Jennings, Edward 18 

Jenkins, Priscilla 51 

Jennings, Elizabeth .. . 18, 55 

Jewett, J 190 

Johnson, J. M 45 

Johnson, J. W 45 

Johnson, Susan 67 

Jones, Chancv 87 

Jones, Charlotte 190 

Jones, Pattv 206 

Jonette, A.C 124 

Jordan, Lyman 236 

Joslin, Carrie HO 

Josten, Eliza ^3 

> Joy, D Ill 

Judd, Tirzah 203 

Judson, Nathan J 145 

J. Vavasour 24 

Kearney, Gen. Phil 35 

Kearney, D. J 239 

Kating, George 34 

Kating, Georgia 34 

Keith, Sarah E 117 

Kuliy. Vniiiain 190 

Kennedy, Mary 151 



Knyveton, Maude de 19 

Knyveton of Knyveton 19 



Lamb, Mary 

Lamont, J 

LamT)shire, Ftichard 

Lampsou, John 21 

Lancaster, Anne -5 

Lancaster, Sir John 25 

Landy, V 1;;~ 

Latham, Hannah 

Laws, Anne Uptonia 

Laws, Betsy 

Laws, L 

Lawson, Sarah ... ... 

Lawton, John 

Layfelt, Mary L 191 

Leach, E. L \f^ 

Leach, Lew l^^l 

Lead, Esther 

Learned, \V 

Le Baron, Ada 

Le Brun, Adaliede. 
Le Brun, Julia. ... 

Lee,0 \% 

Lee, E. A 1;^^ 

Lee, E. E 

Leigh, F. D 

Leonard, J ' ;:^ 

Lessee, D 1^? 

Lewis, Clarissa '--^^^ 

Lewis, Hannah ^^ « ;- 

Lincoln, Amelia ~|^1 

Lindcrmau, Harriette 1=^ 



107 
79 



234 
33 
oo 
33 

127 
23 



40 
... 239 
. .. 62 

bO, 124 
SO. 123 



64 
152 



Index. 



36J 



PAGE. I 

Lippitt, Clara C 109 I 

Lockwood, J :2'.) I 

Lockwood, Mathew 54 i 

LorJ, Betsy 150 | 

Lord, Elizabeth GG i 

Lord, Ts aucy. 150 j 

Lessee, Dr. T. E 155 ! 

Lossie, Eugenia 137j 

Lowenthorp IG 

Lnckett, Belle 35 

Lamley 307 

Lyons, Edward "232 

Madison, James 58 

Main, Susan 1S5 

Malebisse, Elizabeth de. 11, 15 

31, -23 

Malebisse, Galfred de. . . 'J, 19 

Malebisse, Hercules de. 13, 13 

31, 37 

Malebisse, Hugh de. 7, 8, 9, 13 

19, 30 

Malebisse, Hugo de. 9, 10, 19 

Malebisse, John de. 10, 13, 13 

30 31 'I'l 

Malebisse, Margarette 31 

Malebisse, Matilda de. . . 9, 30 

Malebisse, Richard de.. 9, 10 

19, 30 

Malebisse, Robert de.. 10, 30 

Malebisse, Walter de.. 11, 31 

Malebisse, William de.. 9, 30 

31 

Malebisse, Simeon de. 9, 11, 13 

30, 31 

Malebisse, Thomas de 31 

Malony, Sir John 25 

Mark, Jennie A 131 

Marklo, Louisa 151 

Marmion 398, 399 

Mar.-li. J. S 123 

Mather, Cotton 145 

Mather, E 128 



PAGE. 

Mather, Lucy 145 

Martin, Betsy Peyton o3 

]\rartin, Cornelia 117 

Martin, Eniilv 137 

Martin, W. H 141 

Marvin, Mathew 84 

^larvin, Miriam 79 

Marvin, Renald 79 

Mason, ilary 61 

Massie, Sicur 35 

Massie, M. E 177 

Masters, J. E 123 

Mayhew, Elizabeth 82 

McBee, Ann 48 

McCarthy, Marv 182 

^IcClcrnan, H."'. 171 

McClintick, Armeda 51 

McDonald, Jane 171 

McDonald, Lucy 59 

Millnirn, Barbarra 38 

Milburn, .John 17, 38 

Miles, Mary 331_ 

Miller, Ann 332 

:\Iiller, Henrietta 168 

Miller, H. H 135 

Miller, John 30 

Miller, Sally 188 

Miller, Samuel 79_ 

^^litchell, John 335 

Mitchel, Lodie 146 

^[oore, C. F 167 

Moore, Georse 181 

Moore, Hannah R 304 

Moorcr, Anne 59 

^[oores, Dr 174 

^[cGastle, W. C 104 

McGuilkin, N. E 159 

McHenry, Betsy 131 

]McKinney, J 185 

McKinnev, James 114 

McLeod, M 121 

]\[eertield 32 

Medley, L. T 69 



364 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Medor, M. W 104 

Melony, Xormau 23G 

Mesing, Thomas 'i^] 

Metlilev, Lord de 11. 'l\ 

Mitchell, Cornelia 101 

Moores, Hannah E 145 

Moremer, L. C 32 

Morgan, Fannie 206 

Morrison, Luez 204 

Morton, Joseph 56 

Moseley, Sarah 141 

John Lord Mowbrav 23 

Muck, Ella : 144 

Muck, S. M 144 

Munsell, M. A 143 



Neal, Hannah 

Iseal, John . 

Neal, Judith A 

Nelson, Amanda C. . . . 

Nelson, Robert 

Nesham, Caroline 

Neville, Havisia 

Neville, Matilda de. . . . 

Neville, Ealph 15, 

Newall, vSylva 

Newall, Truman 

Newbill, Dr. C. F 

Newcomb, Catherine. . 
Newland, Mary L . . . . 

Newton, Angeline 

Newton, Erastus 

Newton, H 

Newton, Hannah 

Newton, ]Milo3 

Norcross, kSarah 

Norield, John 

Northy, Betsy 

Noyes, Cinderella 

Nuttall, Elias 



:o. 



64 
64 

67 
174 

2S 

I r^ 

23 

20 

23 
108 
108 
102 
121 
23 'J 
203 
203 
146 
191 

90 
151 

27 
168 
232 
^30 



PAGE. 

Oliphant, Sarah 144 

Ojipenheim, E. L 109 

Osborn, Thomas 46 

Owen, Malissa W 138 



Odinsell, John 55 

Ogden, George 160 



Page, Ann 

Palmer, Charlotte 

Palmer, Francis 

Palmer, ^lary 

Palmer, Sally 

Palmer, Sarah L ... 

Palms 304. 

Panil, H. L 

Parker, Dr. Wm 

Parkhurst. Bethia 

Parsons, M 

Parsons, H. C 

Parsons. ]\[ary E 

Parsons, ilehitable 

Patterson, Ellen 

Paul, Etienne 

Paul. EOne 

Paul, Tullia Clementia 

Payne, Bessie W 

Peck, Anuice 

Peck, Darius 

Peck, H 

Peck, Harriette 

Peck, Peter 

Peck, Sarah 

Pelton, Margarette P 

Penny backer, B. R 

Pennvbacker, G. A 

Percys.... 288, 289, 

Percy, Emma de 

Percy, William de 

Perkins, E 

Perkins, Joshua 

Perkins, Nancy 

Phelps, D 

Phelps, Henrietta T 

Philipps, A. B 

Pierce, Clara 



175 

129 

21 

21 

235 

197 

805 

175 

55 

234 

205 

110 

50 

81 

197 

35 

35 

35 

140 

141 

85 

186 

189 

88 

185 

159 

03 

64 

200 

19 

19 

86 

177 

169 

165 

46 

199 



Index. 



365 



PAGE. 

Pierce, Rebecca 196 

Pickingill, Phyllis 53 

Pinches, J 1G7 

Pinkney, Azubah 78, 114 

Pinueo, Eunice 118 

Plaisteel, ^larcha 105 

Piatt, John 204 

Plumpton, Sir William. 16, 24 

Pocahontas, 34 

Polkington 306, 307 

Porter, Lou 126 

Powers. Betsy 133 

Pratt, Peter 75 

Provost, J. A 183 

Pryor, Martha h'o 

Pudsey, Marv 24 

Pudsey, Sir Henry 24 

Pumphreys, H 30 

Putnam, Catherine 203 

Eadcliffe, J. L 102 

Radcliffe, Thomas 16, 24 

Rand, Eunice 121 

Randall. L 167 

Randle, H 122 

Rascine, Ralph 28 

Rascou, Refugia 62 

Ratcliffe, Sir John. . . . 23, 24 
Rathburn, Sarah A. . . , , . 194 

Reaugh, Upton B 33 

Reddinsr, Statisa 195 

Redman 309, 310 

Reed, Abner 234 

Reed, Electa 198 

Reed, James P 196 

>Reeves, Anna 127 

Reuben, R 283 

Rhodes, A. D 174 

Ryan, G 39 

Ryan, M 39 

Ryder, Iv"ellie G 199 

Reed, Saroh 231 

Eiggs, John A 190 



PAGE. 

Ritchie, Esther 115 

Roberts, J 176 

Robinson, J 54 

Robv, W 39 

Rogers, Ellen B 118 

Rogers, Elizabeth 342 

Rogers, John 75 

Rogers, Obiali 193 

Romp, F. D 176 

Roosa. H 121 

Roulston, Rachel B 116 

Rowdon, George 14 

Roydell, Jane 54 

Roydell, John 54 

Ruffin, Agnus 161 

Rumsey, Mary 133 

Rutherford, Helen 131 

Sacket, E 143 

Sacket, Edwin 132 

Sadie. Thankful 104 

Sales, Caleb 194 

Saleteski, Paul 238 

Saltmarsh, John 90 

Salterstall, H 206 

Saraones, Sarah 39 

Samuels, Alice 36 

Samuels, Dr 36 

Sanders, J 32 

Saulsbury, Marthii 182 

Saunders. Amelia........ 51 

Saunders, Julia M. ...... . 163 

Saunders, Martin 50 

Saunders, Marv A 50 

Saville '. 297 

Sawlev, John , 15, 23 

Scenter, A. B 144 

Scolloy, Anne 59 

ScolleV, Dr. S 59 

Scott,"C. M.... 166 

Sears, Lillian W 194 

Seaver, Harriet 170 

Seymore, Jane M 156 



366 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Shaw, Matilda 110 

Sheffield, Dr 122 

Shelden, Harrietto 100 

Shelden, Pheodore G 100 

Sherwiu, J. A 175 

Sill, Jerusha 143 

Sill, M. S 112 

Simmons, Fre 100 

Sisson, H. F 230 

Sistaire, Ellen M 18? 

Skillmau, Albert 1?T 

Skillman, ^Marv 178 

Skillman, Sarah 178 

Skinner, Charlotte M 115 

Skiparth, Alicia de 20 

Sleoght, Emma A G-i 

Sloan, Julia A 1G8 

Slocum, Gr 103 

Sly, Ann 133 

Smeadley, Amanda G2 

Smith, Anna 135 

Smith, Anson 83 

Smith, Aug 145 

Smith, Esther 191 

Smith, Freelove 187 

Smith, J. M 105 

Smith, Captain John 17 

Smith, Julia 115 

Smith, Lewis Chouteau. . . 35 

Smith, Marita 236 

Smith, Mary Ann ill 

Smith, Mary Floyd 34 

Smith, Miriam 78 

Smith, Polly Flovd 34 

Smith, Sab in K.' 188 

Smith, Sylvanus 205 

Smith, Thomas 34 

Smith, Will 170 

Smith, William 34 

Smithson, Henry 05 

Snow, John , 238 

Somes, Sam 108 

Soloman, Anthony 26 



PAGE, 

Soloman, Mary. . . 26 

Sowles, M 145 

Spaulding, H. F 161 

Spaulding, J 200 

Si)eddcn,' Sallic W 100 

Spencer, Betsy 170 

Spencer, Emeline 200 

Spencer. J. R 106 

Sperry, Eva A 233 

Stanley, Margarctte 161 

Stone, Susan A 169 

Straud, E. G 143 

Stump, Agnes 177 

Srvle, Ellen 27 

Stylo, William 27 

Sullivan, C. L 103 

Summers, Basil B 32 

Summers, Ben 32 

Summers, Frank 32 

Summers, George W 32 

Summers, J. B 32 

Summers, ^lartlia E 32 

Summers, Mary 32 

Summers, Patsy.. 32 

Summers, Ent'us K 32 

Summers. Sarah E 32 

Summers, Susan 32 

Sutherland, Amy 154 

Sutton, 3Iary A.' 204 

Swan, Mary 183 

Swank, Laura 68 

Sydney, Sir Thomas 94 

Tancred, Anno 25 

Tancred, William 25 

Tavlor, Elizabeth 99 

Taylor, Mary 176 

Taylor, Rev. Justin 145 

Thompson, Abbey E 158 

Thompson, Bielly 56 

Thomson, Anna G 163 

Thorp, J 2S 

Thorpe, John 27 



Index. 



36: 



PAGE. 

Tifft, D 200 

Tinker, Durant 77 

Tinker, Mary SO 

Todd. Marv 207 

Tonbridgo/. 290, 201 

Tonbridgc, Adelaid de I'J 

Tong, John 112 

Townsend, Eliza A 202 

Tracy, E. G 48 

Tracy, Hattie K 181 

Trail, W. H 188 

Train, A. S 109 

Travis, Dr tJ9 

Tread wav, John 170 

Treville/William 22 

Tripp, J 102 

Trueman, Susan 1 08 

Trucman, Susana 79 

Turner, Dorcas 44 

Turner, Mary 1G7 

Turner, Priscilla 61 

Turner, 8vlvia 189 

Tuttle, Henrv 237 

Tynlev, Sir Philip 22 

Tyreir, Elizabeth 24 

Tyrell, W 24 

Urfleet, Sir Crirard. . . . 14, 22 
Utley, Elizalieth 182 

Van Steenburg, Helen.,,. 157 

Vickers, Mary 99 

Vignessv, A 45 

ViUas, E 14G 

Waddington, Benjamin... 56 

Waddington, Jane 56 

Wade, Clarissa ICS 

Wainwright, Abbey 115 

Wainwright, Emma 116 

Wait, Phoebe 205 

Wait, Esther W 186 

Walgrave, William 22 



PAGE. 

Walker, Margarette 53 

Walker, Rev. George 53 

Walpole, Bridget 52 

Walsh, Julia.." 141 

Walter, S 148 

Wandersford. Ellen 29 

Wandersford, William .... 29 

Washington, George 69 

Watrous, Catherine 238 

Watrous, Jerusha 191 

Watrous, Joanna 188 

Watson, Lucy 38 

Watson, Martha 232 

Watterton 310 

Way, Asa 202 

Way, Susanna 84 

Weaver, J. L 236 

Welch, Frances A 158 

Wvlch, Jennie 197 

Welch, Sarah 231 

Weldon, Louisa 233 

Wclty, J 72- 

Wentworth, Leliah 122 

Whaley, Matilda 117 

Wheatley, Catherine 99 

Wheeler," Mary 102 

Wheeler, M«rv A 100 

Wheelock, Hannali,79, 102, 112 

White, Elizabeth 39 

White, Lizzie 201 

White, Mary 162 

Whiteside, Charlotte 124 

Whitney, Julia E 147 

Willborn, J, W 164 

Williams, Anne E 100 

Williams, Charles 31 

Williams, Eliu, , , , 32 

Williams, General Otto, 

Holland 32 

Williams, Joseph 32 

Williams, Laura 118 

Williams, Marth;i, 32 

Williams, Mary 40 



568 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Williams, Prudence 02 

Williams, Sam 32 

Williamsoa, Cornelia 153 

Wilson, Harriet 181 

Wilson, Mathew 32 

Wilson, R. D 110 

Winn, J 53 

Winn, Mary 53 

Winn, Eicbard 32 

Winbusb, Julia 68 

Winchell, Naomi 233 

Wincbester, Tbomas. .... 2G 

Winslow, Sarali 125 

Winston, Dolly 61 

Winston, Isaac 61 

Wisbart, Janette 91 

Wood, Armenia 189 

Wood, Mary 205 



PAGE. 

Wood, Sarab 79, 105 

Wood, Yokia 178 

Woodborn, Josbua 233 

Woodfin, James 238 

Wooditield 303 

Woodifield, Elizabetb 71 

Woodifield, Jobu 71 

Woolsey, Mary A 180 

Wratber, Timon 5-1 

Wyman, Aluria 185 

Wvnne, Mary E 16-1 

Wyvell \ 308, 309 

Wyville, Marmaduke 55 

Wyville, Mary 55 

Yale, Haunab 137 

Yeatman, Tbomas 33 



INDEX TO BECKWITIIS. 



PAGE. 

A. W 277 

Abbey 131 

Abbey G 109 

Abbie A 191) 

Abbie E 159 

Abel 316, 349 

Abigail 108, 113, 180, 349 

Abijah 70 

Abner... 8G, 241, 242, 247, 350 

Abram S 64 

Abuna 133 

Ada iM 175 

Adalino 45, 66 

Adam 11, 15, 21, 23, 24 

Addie 46, 177, 201 

Addie P 173 

Addison 107, 201 

Addison K 151, 152 

Adelia... 122 

Adeliede 125, 152, IGO 

Adolphus 126, 276 

Adolphus J 124 

Agabus 24 

Agnus 161 

Agnus R ... 162 

Aimee .... 38 

Aira '^20 

Albert.. '.Vsi, 94, 178, 194, 227 

Albert A... 128,129, 131 

Albert D 201 

Albert 276 

Albro E 199 

AJbro M 175 

47 



PAGE. 

Alcestes M 152 

Alexander 61 

Alfred 66, 189, 216, 223 

Alfred P 217 

Alice 27, 28, 98, 112, 141 

182, 210, 239 

Alice A 144 

Alice B...... 110 

Alice D 109 

Alice W 159, 175 

Alice R 218 

Allan 141 

Allen C 70 

Allen G 147 

Allie 46, 68 

Alonzo 210 

Alonzo S 214 

xUtha 38 

Altha A 213 

Aluria M 185, 235 

Alva 119, 120 

Alva A., Jr 213 

Alva D. 121 

Ah-aE 212 

Alvah A 113 

Alvin AV 191, 212 

Alvira 121 

Amabilla 96 

Amanda. . 62, 69, 131. 187, 200 
Ambrose .... 24, 89, 95, 96, 97 

Ambrosia 97 

Amelia 123, 184 

Amelia 124 



37U 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Amelia Z 198 

Amen B 109 

Amley 05 

Amon 79, 113 

Amos.. 79, 108, 109, 110, llo 

212, 248, 277 

Amy 82, 83, 151, 180 

Andre 120 

Andrew.... 204, 215, 210, 225 

Andrew B 00, 01 

Andrew N 174 

Angelina 217 

Angeline 203 

Agnes McD 59 

Ann.... 14, 28, 42, 09, 90, 91 

96, 136, 153, 173, 332 

Ann C 94 

Ann J 165 

Ann M 43, 217 

Anna 114, 120, 180 

AnnaF 162, 184 

Anna H 125 

Anna Y 135 

Anne.. .22, 27, 31, 33, 54, 93 

Annie 23, 20, 113, 172, 189 

Annie 159 

Annie E 239 

Annie G 159 

Annie L 58 

Annie S 155 

Annie V 208 

Ansel 242, 248 

Anso M 130 

Anson 115, 227, 229 

Anson G 116, 28S 

Anson J 174, 187 

Appleton 107, 230 

Ariana 181 

Arthur.... 18, 54, 55, 66, 72 

122, 152 

Arthur B 64 

Arthur J 104 

Asa.... 158,179, 180, 181, 180 



PAGE. 

AsaO 277 

Asher 223 

Asher M 277 

Ashton Ed 28 

Atwood E 193 

Augusta 138, 190 

xVugustus 107, 137 

Aurania 99 

Austin... 22 i 

Azubah.. 177, 191, 193 

Baby 210 

Barak 87, 151, 152 

Barbara 29, 30, 54, 331 

Barlow, T. G 59 

Barnaby, Rebecca 1'.'3 

Barns.. 57, 63, 64, 66, 67, 242 
Baruch..l40, 141, 142, 145, 140 

Basil 30, 31, 33, 41, 332 

BarziUai 81, 140, 142, 143 

144, 150 

Beatrice 202 

Belinda 229 

Belle S 157 

Benedict 38, 39, 40, 242 

Benjamin.. 40,41,44.46, 74 
81,85, 145,179,205,214, 228 
242, 244, 248, 277, 340, 349 

Benjamin B 215, 216 

Benjamin F 45, 229, 277 

Benjamin L 179, 207 

Benjamin Mc^I US 

Benjamin M 140 

Berta 118 

Bertie 147 

Bessie ■ • • 103 

Bessie E 149 

Bethuel.... ..o 194, 200 

Bettie 5S 

Betsy.. S3, 105, 107, 113, 145 

169. 182, 192, 195, 203, 232 

234, 239 

Betsy D 200 



Index. 



371 



PAGE. 

Betsy J 185 

Birdie 40 

Bonney 156 

Bnel Smith 116 

Bonnie 10'3 

Burgess 39. 44 

Burpee l"^v 

Butler 56, 140, 145 

Byron 194,, 119, '.502 

C 277 

C. C 277 

Caleb 82 

Calvin 222 

Calvin H 238, 2B0 

Carl W 231 

Caroline 73, 107, lOS, 129, 171 

173, 204, 234 

Carrie A 142 

Carrie M 174 

Carroll 138 

Castliana 70 

Catherine.. 26, 27, 45, 54, 93 

96, 100, 101, 161 

Catherine E 151, 152 

Catherine S 157 

Celestia 221 

Chancey. ... 211 

Charles.... 20,30,41,42, 92 

98, 103, 113, 114, 118, 123 

127, 213, 214, 215, 223, 225 

228, 231, 233, 234, 235, 277 

301 0*>.) '"lOX 

Ol, 0'>.i, OOO 

Charles A 133, 137. 199 

Charles B. . . ^^^ 181, 1S2, 278 

Charles C 176 

Charles E.. 117, 122, lb4, 2U8 

Charles F 49, 108, 112, 13 T 

150, 176, 197 

Charles G.. 159, 190, 193, 195 

196 

Charles H. . 137, 138, 168, 278 

Charles L 113 



PAGE. 

Charles Le Roy 138 

Charles M 162 

Chariest) 51 

Charles P 210 

Charles R 191 

Charles. Sir 93 

Charles S 49, 147, 148 

Charles W.. 40,100, 236, 237 

Charles Z 160 

Charlie 177 

Charlie E 186 

Charity 170 

Charlotte V. ... 65, 93, 94, 182 
214, 215 

Chauncey 179, 180, 186 

Chauncey B 180 

Chauncey M 185 

Chord 38 

Chloe Ann 164 

Christian 184 

Christopher 97 

Clara.. 51, 133, 158, 177, 180 

225 

Clara A 131 

Clara L 211 

Clara T 181 

Clara Y 137 

(.Uarabell 220 

Clarence 51, 219 

Clarina Wade 168 

Clarissa. . . . V-i8, 132, 194, 227 

Clarinda L 155, 158 

Chirk 119, 221 

Clark H 214 

Clement 242, 249, 250 

Clementina 93 

Columbus 41 

Columbus C 174, 175 

Constantia 19 

Cordelia 83, 161, 177 

Cornelia 63, 143 

Cornelia E 198 

Corydon 110, 111 



372 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Council. . . : 139 

Crassie 12''^ 

Cyrus 242 

CvrnsG , . . . . 84, 191 



D. L 

Dalinda , . . . . 

Dan... 134, 137, 218, 219, 
276, 

Dan W 

Dana 115, 

Daniel... 77, 78, 83, 104, 

108, 109, 110, 113, 121, 

133, 148, 185, 186. 223, 

242, 251, 

Daniel N HI, 

Daniel W 

Darwin 

David.... 81, S3, 129, 131, 
186, 206, 209, 211, 242, 

David B 168, 

David G 

David H 169, 

David J 

David L 234, 

David 

David T 49, 

Delia 128, 

Delight 

Delias 162, 

Dellamy 

Devillo 

Devillo J 

Dewitt 

Dexter T .^. • 

Diadiama 76, 

Diamond 

Dianna 120, 

Dorotliea 

Dorothy 71, 96, 101, 



278 
107 
225 
278 
219 
216 
106 
127 
224 
278 
112 
141 
198 
182 
251 
169 
207 
210 
47 
277 
278 
51 
228 
223 
166 
178 
222 
179 
187 
211 
202 
174 
200 
85 
333 



E 278 

Earl N 189 



PAGE. 

E. Blanche 193 

Eddie lf^6 

Ed^ar 107 . 

Ed'irar C 148-- 

Edgar J 190 ' 

Edgecomb 234 

Edith -'7 

Edith E 198 

Edith M 189 

Edmund 173 

Ednnind A 1^1 

Edmund G 1*^2 

Edmnnd M 1'^"^ 

Edmund R 162 

Edella 119 

Edna... 201, 216 

EdnaS 218 

Edsen L 204, 205 

Edward... 28, 56, 71, 75, 141 
154, 158 

Edward, Rev 141 

Edward B 1^0 

Edward C 212 

Edward G.. 151, 152, 242, 276 

278 

Edward G., Rev 142 

Edward J 184, 242 

Edward ^l 122 

Edward S 197 

Edward W 105 

Edwin 57 

Edwin B 120 

Edwin E 119, 210 

Edwin N 192, 193 

Edwin R 120; 129 

Edwin W 197 

Elbert ^9 

Eleanor 32, 41, 186 

Eleuzer '^8 

Elenor • • 230 

Elianor 32 

Elias 228 

Ellas H 194 



Index. 



373 



PAGE. 

Eli.. 2-^8 

Eli B ISl 

Elijah.. 85, 188, 189, 190, 192 
212, 222 

Elijah P 212 

Eliphalet 194, 211 

Elisha.. 77, 82, 83, 84, 85. %^-> 

153, 22G, 227, 251, 285 

Eliza.. 40, 124, 133, 141, 206 

208 

Eliza A 154, 160, 201 

Elizabeth. 26, 30, 39, 45, 56, 57 
60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 70, 71 
72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 82 
85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 94, 95, 96 
97, 99, 101, 108, 124, 12s 
134, 135, 137, 140, 142, 146 
170, 204, 205, 331, 333 

Elizabeth A J34 

Elizabeth D 238 

Elizabeth E 43 

Elizabeth G 156 

Elizabeth J 183 

Elizabeth R 158 

Ella 133, 163, 220 

Ella C 182 

Ella D 178 

Ella M 202 

Ella V 207 

Ellen... 24, 26, 28, 63, 67, 114 
lis, 122, 184 

Elleu E 157, 191 

Ellen M 197 

Elmer 224 

Elmira 211 

Eloise 59 

Elton F 119 

Elvina 120 

Elvira 200 

Emeline 142,180,200, 203 

Emilv 39, 107. 126, 141 

Emily S 157 

Emma.. 46, 127, 144, 158, 232 



PAGE. 

Emma A 168, 177 

Emma E 148 

Emma G 108, 134 

Emma J 172, 197 

EmmaL 209 

Emma M 48 

EmmaS 197, 207 

Eno 242 

Enos 180 

Eiios P.... 147, 234, 235, 236 

Ephraim 210 

Erastus 141 

Ered 66 

Ernest 186 

Ernest C 201 

Ernest S 123 

Esquire 185 

Esther 82, 195, 212, 240 

Esther A 107 

Esther M 200 

Esther P... 196 

Ethan 222 

Ethel 177 

Eup'eue 40 

Eugenia. . . . 133, 139, 220, 222 
Eunice.. 76, 88, 113, 114, 221 

Eunice C 162 

Eva 186 

Eva D 218 

Evalina 66 

Evangeline 220 

Everton 240 

Everett 126 

Ezekiel 166, 169,170, 171 

Ezra.... 83,188, 192, 226, 227 
229, 243 

EzraM 212 

EzraN 200 

F 279 

F T S 276 

Fkunie'.'.'ii,' 124," iVs', 206, 207 

211, 224, 229 



374 



Ind^x. 



PAGE. 

Fannie A 112 

Fannie L . , 213 

Fannie P 212 

Fannie S 49 

FerdinMnd 94 

Ferdinand A 92 

Fidelia 178 

Flavel.. 172, 173,174, 175, 17G 

Flora A 213 

Florence 61.125, 126, 176 

184, 186, 230 

Florence E 199 

Fosdick 170 

Frances 28, 89, 333, 334 

Francis... 25, 26, 67, 105, 279 

331 

Francis A 113, 197, 239 

Francis B 134 

Frank 1).. 187 

Francis £ 167, 168, 279 

Francis F 106 

Francis J 107 

Francis L. . . 232 

Francis M 123, 125 

Francis W 231 

Francis P 235 

Francis X 124 

Frank... 59, 65. 127, 184, 218 
220, 230. 232, 279. 288 

Frank A 142 

Frank B 118 

Frank F 176 

Frank L 192 

Franklin... 184, 208, 22G, 227 

Franklin H 138 

Franklin P 129 

Franklin R 143 

Fred 237 

Fred J 239 

Fred L 193 

Fred W 220 

Freddy C 186, 197 



P.\r,F:. 

Frederick 82, 133. U-i, 143 

Frederick A. 144,147, 109. 217 

Fi-ederick C 233 

Frederick M . 181 

Frederick W 35 

Frederick W., Jr 3G 

Fredericka 36 

Freelove 227 

Frocene 157 

G- 279 

Gav R 173 

George. . 17, 28, 29. 30, 31. 41 
42, 47, 80, 81, 87, 92, 115 
116, 117, 128, 129, 140. 141 
143, 152, 159, 170, 183, 184 
188, 208, 209, 218, 220, 228 
241, 243, 253, 279, 325, 326 
327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332 
348, 349, 350 

Georc^e A 48, 49, 150 201 

George C. . . . 64, 119, U5, 171 

279 

George D 151 

George E 141, 142 

George F 124 

George G 143, 15'.' 

George H 145, 146, 27'.* 

George H. J 58, 59, bS 

George L... 124, 125, 126, 217 

279 

George M 145, 146, 148 

George 197 

George K 233, 252 

George S.... 92, 156, 157, 175 

George T 1^1 

George W... 50, 153, 155, 158 
207, 212, 235, 279" 

Georgie -31 

Georuiania -'-^ 

Georgette D 1*^-^ 

Gertrude 1"^~ 

Gertrude M 1--^ 



Index. 



375 



PAGE. 

Gilbert 150, 191, 279 

Giles E. C 157 

Gilkev A 193 

Gillam, K 161 

Gillman 202 

Girard Robert 74 

Grace. . . . 27, 90, 146, 170, 175 
189, 218, 233 

Goodey 344 

Gordon 253 

Green 139 

Green P 212 

Greenbury 41 

Griswold 76 

Grosvenor R 49 

Garden 82 

Guy 134, 243 

Hadlev 218 

HalsevP 212 

Hamou 13, 22 

Handley 80, 121 

Hanna A 174 

Hannah 85, 96 

Hannah E 1 30 

Hannah F 138 

Hanson 12 

Harmonious 176, 179 

Harmonious V 179 

Harriet. 59, 116. 120, 129, 146 

170, 175, 185, 187, 189, 200 

220 

Harriet C 195, 217 

Harriette G 149 

Harriet L 130 

Harriet S 143 

Harriet V 146 

Harris 243, 254 

Harris B 173 

Harris W 166. 167 

Harry 227 

Harry R 230 

Harva 177 



PAGE. 

Harvey 173 

Hattie.. 58, 121, 192, 200, 239 

Hattie E 38 

Havs 288 

Helen ... 39, 94, 147, 152, 213 
221, 230 

Helen R 65 

Helen S 110 

I'elen W 131 

Hennie 99 

Henrietta 167, 224 

Henrietta L 167 

Henry.. 17, 24, 26, 28,73, 95 
98, 99, 101. 112. 115, 123, 127 
132, 135, 169, 170, 182, 185 
186. 208, 213, 280, 325, 333 

335 

Henry A. .. 184, 280 

Henry B 142 

Henry C 61, 62, 144. 206 

207, 214, 280 

Henrv E 151 

i Henry F 92, 193 

Henrv G 280 

HenrV H 121, 201, 202 

HenrV J 73, 143 

Henrv L 169 

Henry M 146, 280 

Henrv N Ill, 183, 184 

Henrv S.... 40, 133, 134, 197 

Henry T 109, 110, 112 

Henry W... 99, 112, 118, 168 

Hepsibah 186 

Herbert 123 

Herbert T) 280 

Herbert E 280, 285 

Hester 55 

Hezekiah 84, 153, 188 

Hira Ransom 221 

Hiram.. 107, 177, 181, 189, 203 

204 

Hiram J 218 

I Hiram W 219 



376 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Holmes 121 

Homes 203, 204 

Horace 187, -^0? 

Horace J 207 

Horace L 122 

Hugh .Af IG, G2 

Hugh W 162 

Huldali 86, 88, 106, 210 

Humphreys 243 

Huntington 26 

I. 15 

Ichabod 261. 213 

Ida 131, 207 

Ida E 207 

Ida Jane 217 

Inez 186 

Inez M 230 

Ira. 79, 108, 112, 110, 130, 186 

Ira Lewis 168 

Ira M 280 

Irenus 117, 118 

Isaac... 61, 135, 139, 233, 243 

Isaac B 100, 157 

Isabel! 26, 29, 55, 90, 03 

Israel 154, 191, 193 

J 281 

J. C 281 

J. E 281 

J. F 140 

J. H 209, 281 

J. P 281 

Jabez 194. 202, 203, 223 

James.. 62, 75, 77, 78, 83, 86 

88, 97, 98, 103, 114, 115, 116 

117, 119, 120, 127, 132, 207 

209, 229, 230, 237, 243, 246 

248, 280, 284 

James Allen 84, 152, 231 

James E 85, 117, 121 

James F 124, 127 

James H 48, 60, 62, 168 



PAGE. 

James L 231, 'l?yl 

James L. S 164 

James R 2^8. -Jll 

James W 13* > 

James Z 50 

Jane... 27, 28, 39, 54. 6:5, 56 

69, ':0, 72, 89, 00. i;jS. lot 

186, 208, 200 

Jane H KiS 

Jared 112 

Jasou 82, 83, 230 

Jason 1 230 

Jay 232 

J. Carroll 158 

Jefferson 129 

Jefferson T 131 

Jenks 100 

J. Ennals 102 

Jennet 24. 222 

Jennet C 188 

Jenctte M 184 

Jennie 103, 167, 22s 

Jennie A 144 

Jennie F 199 

Jennie M 171 

Jennie M. C 49 

Jennings .... 57, (j^), 66, 275 

Jere 244 

Jeremiah . . . 99, 100, 189, 190 

226 

Jeremiah H. Rev 100 

Jerry 227 

Jerusha 85, 191 

Jessie. . 191, 102, 193, 244, 259 

Jessie. . . . 92, 93, 133, 144, -..'SO 

231, 233, 234, 347, 350 

Jessie F 225 

Jessie H 94, 231 

Jessie L 213 

Jessie M 1T4 

Jessie P '']^ 

•Jeysee 2^*^ 

Joan "* 



Index. 



377 



PAGE. 

Joanna 188, 213 

Job 85, 166, 173, 256, 264 

Job W 100 

Joe E 51 

Joel 215, 216, 223 

J Henry 209 

John . . ""l-l, 16, 22, 23, 24, 27 
28, 31, 52, 53,65,70, Tl, 72 
73,74,75,77,81.82,88, 91 
92, 95, 98, 108, 110, 111, 121 
133, 134, 140, 160, 161, 162 
165, 171, 173, 174, 177, 180 
200, 211, 231, 244, 255, 256 
281, 288, 345, 346. 347. 348 

John A 40, 44, 123, 281 

John B... 163, 200, 216, 217 

John C 157, 206 

John F 93 

John F. B 163 

John G 39, 58 

John H 68, 281, 282 

John M 63, 101, 102 

John P 165, 183, 234 

John Q 162 

John S 216 

John T 181 

John W.. 33,41, 112, 161, 162 
163, 176, 196, 282 

Jona S 156 

Jonah .... 75, 80, 208, 346, 348 

349 

Jonathan. . . 57, 60, 61, 65, 140 

150, 209, 244, 336, 339 

Jonathan B 'oh 

Jonathan R 118 

Jonatlian Sir 56, 57, 65 

Joseph 20, 26, 41, 44, 74 

84, 121, 179, 180, 183, 184 
186, 208, 222, 234, 240, 241 
244, 257, 282, 344, 346, 347 

348 

Jo.-:cph F 258 

J oseph M 188 

48 



PAGE. 

Joseph W 195, 196, 197 

Josephine 63, 157 

Josephus 234 

Joshua . 203, 215, 234. 239. 245 

Josiah.. 81, 105, 139, 209, 215 

216, 226, 245, 259 

Josiah Gale .... 154, 155, 156 

Judd 135 

Jndich . 55 

Judith Ann 69 

Julia 123, 129, 141 

Julia A.... 116, 122, 124, 128 

168 

Julia E 115, 143 

Julia G 130 

John L 123 

Julia il 258 

Julian R 161, 162, 288 

Juliette 224 

Julius 141, 142 

Julius K 115 

Kate. . . 104, 215, 218, 227, 228 

Kate D 161 

Katie b-l, 100 

Katie L 162 

Kate S Ill 

Kittle 179 

Kirk 197 

L 282 

L. C 211 

L. J 223 

Laban 50, 51, 282 

Ladeska 110 

Lafayette 232, 282 

Lambert 24 

Laura. . 46, 62, 63, 70, 112, 184 

193, 219, 234 

Laura A 168 

Laura B 60 

Laura C 214 

Laura E Ill, 122 



378 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Laura J 185 

Laiireatte B 199 

Lauren 1-14, 202 

Laviuia 121 

Lawrence 2SS 

Lawrence A G3, G4 

Lawrence B 58, 59, 60, 276 

Lawrence H 59 

Lawrence E 58 

Lawson 220 

Leilla H 159 

Leliah 122 

Lemuel. 103, 182, 183, 245, 260 

Lemuel M 117 

Lemuel N 184 

Lena 127 

Lena S 233 

Lenassa 211 

Lennox 45 

Leonard... 49,90,91,94, 95 

97, 187 

Leonard F 152 

Leonard Sir ^S, 89 

Leroy A QQ 

Leroy L 232, 233 

Leroy W 131 

Leslie M 199 

Letta 182 

Levi 186 

Lewis. Qb, 66, 69, 184, 282, 285 

Lewis A 63, 282 

Lewis C 154, 157, 282 

Libby 204 

Lillie 46 

Lillie May 68 

Lirius N!! 200 

Livia A 144 

LiTonia 47, 206 

Lizzie 44 

Lod W 171, 282 

Lois 76, 180,205, 206 

Lonon 190 

Lora P 168 



PAGE. 

Lorania C :^14 

Loreiia 41, 4r> 

Loreuna C 4'.» 

Lorenzo 228 

Lorin , . , . 120 

J Loring, E. Rev 119 

Lottie C 100 

Lottie H 188 

Lottie L 133 

Louda C 211 

Loucell A 282 

Louie -M 176 

Louisa. ... 134, 185, 217, 229 

Louisa W 145 

Loyd 50 

Lucania 201 

Lucinda 194, 195 

Lucrissia 187 

Lucy.. 38, 40, Go, 67, lOG, 115 

134, 182, 185, 221 

Lucy A 200 

Lucy B 69 

Lucy H 70 

Lucy M 51, 145 

Lucy S 196 

Lueila 46, 184 

Luez 204 

Lumau G 179 

Lydia 82, 84, 188, 233 

Lvdia A 237 

Lvdia J 188 

Lyman 27, 231, 232 

Lyman G 179 

Lymon 27 

Mabel 225 

^ladeline 153 

Maergie L 145 

Ma^ir'^de M 100 

Maibis... 57 

:\[albv 72 

Malcolm F 185 

Malissa 219 



Index. 



379 



PAGE. 

Mallissa A 183 

Manlv 224 

Marcus D. L 232 

Marcus W 106 

jMaremus 183, 185 

Moremus 185 

Margarette. . 23. 30. 53, 54. G7 

71, 90, 99, 103, IGl, 200 

207, 331 

Mark E 121 

Maria 73, 114. 134, 141 

Maria L 14G 

Mariah „. , 227 

Marian 210 

Marie S 143 

Marion Joril 1G6 

Marmaduke... IG, 17, IS, 27 

28, 55, 0^, 65, 67, m, 91, 245 

325, 336 

Marmaduke B 57, 65, 68 

Marmaduke C 62 

Marmaduke Sir 56 

Martha. . 39. 42, 61, h'C), 67, 70 
77, 104. 132, 182, 185 

Martha A 42, 48. 183, 185 

Martha L 191 

Martha M 141 

Martha R 50 

Marshall 183 

Martie 142 

Mai-tin.... 203, 204, 234, 253 

283 

Martin W 197 

Marvin SO, 119, 205 

Marvin C 120 

Marvin H 118 

Mary 28. 30. 34, 38, 40, 42 

45. 55, 56, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77 
79, 84, 88, 90, 91, 93, 95, 96 
97, 99, 103, 121, 122, 128 
129, 140, 146, 148, 171, 175 
183, 207, 223, 225, 226, 227 
235, 331, 334 



PAGE. 

Mary A 90, 145, 208, 238 

^larv Amelia 36 

:\[ary Ann. ... 52, 80, 112, 124 
134, 170, 211 

Mary C 115, 144, 203 

Marv E 42,49, 59, 63, 65 

103, 112, 125, 142, 144, 162 
184, 202 

]\Iary Eugene 220 

Mary Evaline 49 

MarV E 207 

Mary G 158 

Marv H 58, 60, 148, 150 

Mary 1 118 

Mary Jane 151 

Mary L 70, 187, 190, 217 

Mary M 104 

Mary Peyton 63 

MarVE." 118, 213 

Mary W 148, 162 

" Massa Jane " 48 

Mathew.... 17, 27, 33. 55, 68 

70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 340, 341 
342, 343, 344, 345, 346 

Mathias 136, 137 

Matilda 47, 204 

ilatilda E 49, 161 

Mattie B 118 

Maude 222 

Maud S 147 

Maurice. 141 

Mayhew 121, 122 

McAuthcr 237 

Mehitable 215 

Mercy 106, 170 

Michael 98 

Milan H 283 

Milan X 201 

Millburn 186 

Millisa 185 

Milton 137 

Milton E 147 

Milton H 136 



;bo 



Index. 



Minnie 6,2, 133, 209, 

jMinnie E 

]\Iiuuie Lee 

3Iina; rie C 

3Liii.rrva. ._..._._ ;;-i. 

Miuei'va Eulnli':' 

MlilK-Kk 

]*iiinijr York 

MirclicliJ 



Mullie 

3Iolly 

Morgana 

Mortimorc Edwards. 

Mosses 

Mountain 

Myra E 

Mystic 



Nancy. . . 40, 41, 128, 196, 

Nancy D 

Nancy E 

Nancy G 

Naomi 

Nathan... 85, 80, 105, 107, 

154, 159, 169, 170, 187, 

?22, 228, 230, 233, 234, 

245, 

Nathan E 158, 

Nathan R 107, 

Nathaniel . . . 74, 85, 161, 

192, 103, 194, 203, 220, 

233, 340, 346, 

Nathaniel B 81, 140. 

Nathaniel L 

Needham 

Nehemiah. 80, 98, 99, 101, 
103, 123, 215, 261, 

Nellie 65, 141, 177, 

Nellie J 

Nellie M 

Nelly , 

Nelson 182, 195, 



AGE. 






PACK. 


239 


Nelson B 






2ui 


147 


Nelson M 




151, 


152 


(N 


Nfttio 






\<-: 


^ -'--■ \ 


Xeviile 






•;( -« 


Ncwui A 




l" ' . 


;l j_ 


:_)o ! NewniMU 




•"5, 


'''\ 


2.:o 

21 S 


Newton 




. 42, 


■ ■■ ,s ^ 


Nicbul-is. . . Vo. ■ 


'2, 41 


r, ;•', 


111 








'V^'i 




Nicol;i> Piuo. . . . 






r:; 


207 


Niles C 


107, 


194, 


20 1 


•>25 


Noah 






S2 


•^•?o 


Noble 






141 


170 


Noma 




164, 


227 


67 


Nora 






66 


199 


Norbonne J. . . . 







164 




Norman 

Norman A 


123, 


142, 


143 

184 


227 


Norman C 




.... 


143 


236 


Norman E 






191 


150 


Norton Thomas. 






54 


161 










m 


Oberson 






245 


':>33 


Onslow 






73 


153 


Orlando 








187 


i;)2 


Olinda 




136, 


216 


241 


Olive 


136, 


1 7'^ 
Li ., 


223 


•^61 


Oliver 






216 


160 


Olivia 






116 


231 


Orion 






1 89 


104 


Orniond W . . . 






199 


223 


Orrin P 






187 


349 


Orrin W 






187 


150 


Orion 






46 


150 


Orville 






120 


139 


Osborn Thaddeus, Rev. . . . 


1'j7 


102 


Oscar 




221, 


23'.> 


ooo 


Oscar C 






loO 


217 










179 


Paraelia 


.... 




199 


175 


Parkhurst Ilans^"^ - 




221 


153 


Parmelia.. 






40 


212 


Parmeno 






26 



Index. 



381 



PAGE. 

Parnell 172 

Patience 85, 141, 186 

Paulina 2(3 

Penelope 57, ll't 

Pcuclupe S G3 

Pen-in 234 

PeiTV 211. 245 

Perry Green 209. 212, 2t;2 

Peter C 128, loo 

Philaiuler 114 

Philinda 113 

Philip o49 

Philipp 90 

Philo D IGG 

Phineas 205, 206, 245, 263 

Phoebe 227 

Phwbe I ,.. 213 

Pollv.. 113, 173, 182. 186, 195 
209, 210, 226 

Pollv E 200 

Priscilla 26, 29, 226, 227 

Prudence 26, 75, ^^y, 346 

Quiros 67, 68 



R. S 








'^83 


Rachel 








117 


Rainville, Al 


bert 


de. . . 




19 


Ralph Ed.. 






160 


Ralzaman. . 








173 


Ransom. . . . 






222, 


t>>3 


Ransom E. . 






201 


Ransom P .. 








'}n 


Ray 








213 


Rebecca .... 
^•l, 64, 65, 

Rebecca G. . 
Reffus 


51, 

78, 


52, :a 

102, 
112, 


), 57; 

10^ 

140, 

. 43, 


60 
108 
224 
106 
239 


Renald 

Rescine . . . . 







77, 


88 
41 


Reuben 

Rhoda.J.... 


• • • • 


.* iiV, 


179, 
140, 


182 
150 



PAGE. 

Rice 246. 263 

Richard. . . . 28, 51, 67, 72, 105 

127, 128, 132, 187, 205, 210 

215, 245, 265 

Richard A 64 

Richard B 206, 208 

Richard P.. B 208 

Ricliard E 217, 218 

Richard II 136 

Richard M 60, 264 

Richard Marmaduke.. . 57, 59 

61 
Richard Marmaduke Barns 58 

Richard P 215, 216 

Richard R 128, 131 

Ried 231 

Riswall 245 

Rizpah 216 

Robert.. 16, 24, 27, 28, 60, 61 

62, 88, 97, 98, 102, 116, 124 

127, 133, 134, 229, 230, 246 

265, 283, 325 

Roberts 122 

Robert G- 132 

Robert L 110 

Robert Xelsou 122 

Robert R 61 

Robert S ;;i83 

Robert W 63 

Robert Wattrus 164 

Robertson 164 

Roger.. 18, 27, 54, 56, 70, 89 
90, 91, 95, 96 

Roger, Rev 96 

Roiier, Sir 55, 56 

Roma 100 

Rose Caroline 73 

Rosanna 47 

Rosanna Deborah 48 

RoselleE 207 

Roswell 87, 265 

Roswell A 151 

Roswell, Rev 86, 87 



382 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Roy 174 

Roy Barns ^J 

Royden l^-^ 

Ruel 70, lO.-). lOr, 

Rufus.. 104, 105, 245, 200, 2^i 



Rufus H. 
Ruhamali. 

Rupcl 

Rupert 0. 

Ruth 

Ruth L. 



, 40, 
204, 
IGO, 



283 
131 
240 
41 
228 
108 



RuthN 198 

S 283 

S.H 287 

S.M 276 

Sabiua 67 

Sabra 82,83, 185 

Sadie 177 

Sadie W 10<^ 

Sallie 170, 234 

SallieF -^8 

SalUe M 59 

Sally 202.206, 226 

Salmon C 200 

Sammie ^05 

Samuel 28, 39, 52, 53, 54, 77 
79, 80, 86, 98, 102, 118, 
126, 135, 136, 178, 188, 
226, 228, 231, 246, 267, 



124 
223 
336 
350 

Samuel B. M 145, 148 

Samuel C 162 

Samuel F 208 

Samuel G 114, 116, 288 

Samuel R 212, 283 

Samuel, Rev 54 

Sandford W 1*^3 

Sarah... 33, 40, 52, 75, 76, 77 

78, 84, 85, 86, 103, 105, 114 

120, 134, 140, 141, 176, 181 

205, 231, 236, 346 

Sarah A.... 106, 128,178, 190 



PAGE. 

Sarah C 158 

Surah E.... Ill, 137, 217, 330 

Sarah Emeline 238 

Sarah H 158 

.^nrah J 232 

Surali Jane 103 

Sarah K 157 

Surah L H3, 207 

Surah Muriu 235 

Suruh S i57 

Sarah V 212 

Sarefta E 49 

Saxton 185 

Suvles Francis 221 

Scbaken 218 

Sella 219 

Sephrona 177 

Seth.... 82,134, 136,137, 139 
173, 240, 246, 268, 

Seth Lee 216, 

SethR 

SethS 135, 136, 

Seward.. 

Shelden. 128, 131, 174, 175, 

Sherwin C 

Sidney 114, 116, 229, 

Sidney A. 230 

Sidney H 117 

Sidney Thomas 164 

Silas. \.. 81,127, 134,135, 136 
216, 246. 269 

Silas S 196, 197 

Simiou 

Simon ^_ 

Simon Brooks 215 

Singleton 4"-«, 

Sion 139 

Sir Humen • 14 

Sir Hercules. 22 

Sirena 39 

Solomon 47, 50, 284 

Solomon C "l* 

Sophia 94, 120, 176, 236 



269 
217 
210 
138 
178 
190 
175 
230 



223 



Index. 



383 



PAGE. 

Sophia C 146 

Sophia M , 70 

Sophie 123 

Stanley 30 

Statira 196 

Stella 1 130 

Stephen 85, 113, 166, 188 

191, 206, 218, 284, 325, 340 

341, 344, 348, 349 

Stephen H 190 

Steward J 164 

Stewart W 284 

Sue 39 

SuUivan 192 

Susan 55, 93, 103, 109, 153 

161, 165, 185, 211, 234, 256 

Susanna 70, 71, 84 

Susannah 55, 95, 136, 347 

Sydney 92 

Sykes!" 30, 40, 240 

Sylvanus 108, 153, 192 

Sylvester G 284 

Sylvia 251 

Tancred 307 

Tapley. . 56, 63, 64, 65, 66, 336 
Tarpley. . 56, 63, 64, 65, 66, 336 

Thackston 165 

Thankful 223 

Thelestres A 152 

Theodocia 167 

Theodora M-. 119 

Theodore K 160 

Theodore L 284 

Theresa 229 

Thirsa 107 

Thomas 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 

23, 24. 25, 27, 28, 29, 39, 52 
53, 54, 68, 78, 84, 90, 96, 102 
114. 133, 164, 165, 172, 173 
174, 175, 176, 177, 202, 246 
271, 325, 343, 348, 34!) 
Thomas A. 124, 187, 196, 197 



PAGE. 

Thomas C 159 

Thomas D 117, 174, 209 

Tliomas F 118 

Thomas J 104 

Thomas Lynden 165 

Tliomas N 162 

Thomas E 175, 176, 207 

Tliomas, Kev 96 

Thomas S 143, 144, 161 

162, 178 

Thomas, Sir 92 

Thomas W 58, 180, 181 

Tifft „ 211 

Timothy 129, 133, 246 

272, 284 

Tirzah M 204 

Titus 79, 104, 105, 106 

Tobias 51, 52 

Townsend 129 

Townsend A 131 

Townsend C 131 

Tressa S 187 

Trueman 108, 109, 110 

111, 112 
T. Stanley 161 

Underwood 69 

Upson H 148 

Upton 33 

Uriah E 183 

Ursula....,;..,..,; 172 

VellnasL ,.-..,.. .J^ 119 

Vilas. ., . ;.... ,/rL:C'; 146 

Vincent. . . : . . .".'.V 42 

Vinton 350 

Virginia 61, 62, 64 

Vol'inda 32 

Volney 222, 224 

W 284 

W. H. B 139 

Wait Joseph 77 



384 



Index. 



PAGE. 

Wallace W ' 158 

Walter 214 

Walter G 192, lOS 

Walter H 100 

Walter P 221 

Walter S 65, 185 

Warden 185 

Warreu 12G, 104, 105, 210 

213, 284 

Warren B 158 

Warren L 110 

Warren W 126 

Watrus. 41, 16U, 163, 105, 246 

Watson 38 

Watts 193 

W. Chenev 218 

Wealthy. ." 83 

Wells E 173 

Wesley 140, 231 

Westlev 224 

Wheatley 09, 100 

Wheeler 104 

Whitney C 210 

Will 219 

WillH 219 

Willard 113 

Willard C 191 

William ... 14, 15, 17, 22, 24 
25,26,27,28,31,38,41, 42 
44, 45, 51, 52, 54, 55, 61, 65 
66, 68, 70, 71, 72. 73, 89, 91 
92, 95, 96, 98, 103. 105, 107 
110, 116, 131, 141, 151, 167 
168, 171, 209, 210, 211, 212 
228, 231, 246, 247, 273, 284 
285, 325, 332 



PAGE. 

William A 190 

William B 99 

William C 106, 214 

William Clark 214 

William D 117, 118 

William E. . . 73, 143, 162, 171 

236, 237 

William F 100, 176, 284 

William Franklin 207 

William G.... 44,93, 117, 237 

284, 280 

William H.. 147, 148,154, 167 

108. 109, 197, 202, 217, 218 

237, 285 

William J 61, 62, 172 

William L. . . 70, 125, 214, 285 

William .M 50, 146, 174 

William P 100 

William R 181 

William, Key 119 

William S. .. 64, 123, 155, 159 

William, Sir.... 15, 16, 23, 24 

William' T 170, 171 

William W.. 40, 101, 103, 104 

107, 194, 274, 285 

Winnefred 13^ 

Woodtield 72 

Wolcott 179, 182 

Wolsten 171, 176 

Wright 215, 285 

Zachariah.... 39, 78, 114, 115 
116, 247 

Zanoni 222 

Zina Amanda 129 



ERRATA. 

12th line, page 144, between 1831 and at, should read Iodl. 
13th line, page 144, instead of 1821, should read 1811. 
Henry C. Beckwitli, U. S. V. S., 1861-65, should appear in 
Roll of Honor. 



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