*BECKWITH Family Tree*

Through the miracle of the internet, I was contacted on 12 May 1997 by a 4th cousin, Clare D. Harkins and his wife, Nancy, through this BECKWITH line.

These are the known migration routes

England>Pittsfield, MA>Austinburg, VT>Saybrook, OH>White Pigeon Prairie, MI

The CAPITALIZED names are my direct line

1st Generation

LEVI BECKWITH, Sr., b 1777 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusettes, d 2 Sept 1839, m...........................LUCINDA STARKWEATHER, b 2 Jan 1774 in Conneticut, d 10 Aug 1846. The new couple first removed to Vermont where their oldest son, Sidney, was born. In 1806, they removed to Saybrook, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where the remaining children were born. On August 12, 1828, the family traveled west, by covered wagon, arriving in Michigan as one of the first white families to settle in the White Pigeon Prairie, St. Joseph County, MI. area

2nd Generation

SIDNEY BECKWITH, b 23 Oct 1807 in VT, d 28 Feb 1890...m MAHETABLE HUNT b 11 Jan 1805 Warner, Merrimac Co., NH...d 28 Feb 1890

Albert Beckwith, b 7 Dec 1809 Saybrook, OH, m................................................Rosannah Poland

Orsen Beckwith, b 23 Aug 1811 Saybrook, OH

Eliza Beckwith, b 12 May 1813 Saybrook, OH, d Jan 1853

Polina Beckwith, b 23 Apr 1815 Saybrook, Oh, m.....................................................Peter Sixby

Lucinda Beckwith, b 10 Jan 1816 Saybrook, OH, d 2 Sept 1894, m........................Henry E. Root

Rhoda Beckwith, b 13 Nov 1818 Saybrook, OH, m................................................Augustus Dodd

Lydia Beckwith, b 16 Sep 1823 Saybrook, OH, d 30 Mar 1906, m................James M. Hutchison

Levi Beckwith, Jr, b 6 Mar 1825 Saybrook, OH, d 25 Aug 1905, m..................Lucy R. Markham

Rodney Beckwith, b 1 Oct 1826 Saybrook, OH, m........................................Eliza Ann Rote

3rd Generation

Mary Cecelia Beckwith, b 6 Feb 1836, d 22 Mar 1913, m................................Henry Rook

PEMBROKE SOMERSET BECKWITH, b 3 Feb 1839, d 1 Jun 1913, m 13 Sep 1868 to MARY E. HEIFNER, b in OH 31 Jan 1841, d 19 Sep 1906. After Mary's death, Pembroke then m Sarah Schermerhorn

It is with great patriotism and pride that PEMBROKE SOMERSET BECKWITH fought in the Civil War in Co. D, 19th Michigan Infantry, enlisting in Nottawa, MI. for 3 years' service when he was 23 years old.

Thaddeus Sobieski Beckwith, b 8 Apr 1841, d 21 Mar 1915

Therese Albina Beckwith, b 26 Nov 1843, d 22 May 1920, m 14 Jan 1874 ....................Steven D. Hutchison

Euphemia Jane Beckwith, b 29 Mar 1848, d 1 Sep 1851

4th Generation

Margaret Jane[Jennie B.] Beckwith, b 4 Nov 1869, d 7 Feb 1915, m 5 Dec 1893.............Harry Lewis Merry

Clarence Oresta Beckwith, b 26 Jan 1871, d 1 Jun 1872

Orlo Fayette Beckwith, b 3 Jun 1873, d 22 Jan 1915, m........4 Mar 1889 Marea Mary McKale

FRANK HEIFNER BECKWITH, b 7 Nov 1879, d 22 Dec 1924, m 1 Jun 1904...........CLARA ROSE HENRY, b 28 Mar 1881-d 10 Feb 1959

5th Generation

RALPH HENRY BECKWITH, b 9 Apr 1907 in Nottawa, MI, d 11 Sep 1993, m 8 Aug 1933......................WINIFRED WILHELMINA STANTON, b 13 Dec 1909, d 7 Apr 1995

Rex Orland Beckwith, b 17 July 1912 in Nottawa, MI, d 12 Nov 1971, m 28 Sep 1940.......................Pauline Wellington Watson, b 17 Sep 1905

6th Generation

Ann Carolyn Beckwith, b 1 Jan 1940 in Flint, MI, m...................................................Charles Thomas Flynn

Nancy Kay Beckwith, b 22 May 1942 in Flint, MI, m.......................................................Carroll Frank Hirdning

DENISE ELAINE BECKWITH, b 15 Apr 1951 in Ann Arbor, MI, Partnered with Paul Joseph Cassidy, b 13 Jul 1951 in OH. Married David Earl Frayer, b 8 Oct 1935 in Toledo, OH, d 1 Jan 1996. Married Terry Lynn Frederick, b 31 Dec 1954 in Petoskey, MI

7th Generation

Kevin David Schmidt, b 24 Jan 1972 in Toledo, OH. Adopted out on 10 Feb 1972, reunited on 8 Sep 1996

Tiffany Denise Frayer, b 19 Oct 1973 in Kalamazoo, MI

Danielle Louise Frederick, b 8 May 1984 in Petoskey, MI

Benjamin Charles Frederick, b 8 May 1984 in Petoskey, MI

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