Davidson and Farrier Family Histories

This is a site for us to upload family histories and pictures of our Davidson and Farrier family ancestors. I have not written most of the histories, although I have put together the timelines. The histories have been gathered from various sources, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of their information.

If you recognize any of these people and have information to add or correct, please post a comment, including your email address if you wish, so we can be in touch. I would love to connect with other descendants of these family members.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Katherine Slanec, 1846-1935


•    Born:  4 November 1846 in Czecho-Slovakia (Bohemia)
•    Died:  4 November 1935 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
•    Father:  Matthews Slanec
•    Spouse:  Jozef Vohnoutka (md. abt. 1867)
•    Children:  Charles (Karl) Vohnoutka, Fannie Vohnoutka, Joseph Vohnoutka, Josephine Mary Vohnoutka, Frank Vohnoutka


1846 November 4
Born to Matthews Slanec and unknown mother in Czecho-Slovakia (Bohemia)  [1]

1867 (abt.)
Age 21
Marries Jozef Vohnoutka.  [2]

1868 October 17
Age 21
Birth of son, Karl (Charles) in Bohemia.  [3, 4]

1874 September
Age 27
Birth of daughter, Fannie in Bohemia.  [5]

1877 August 27
Age 30
Birth of son, Joseph in Kardosova Vieska, Zilina, Slovakia.  [6, 7, 8],  ,

1880 August
Age 33
Birth of daughter, Josephine Mary in Bohemia. [9, 10]

1883 April 2
Age 36
Birth of son, Frank in Bohemia. [11, 12, 13]




ca. 1880-1890

1895
Age 49
Immigrated to the United States. [2]

1900 June
Age 53
Living in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts with husband Joseph and children Josephine (age 20) and Frank (age 17).  Occupation listed as “cotton mill” weaver. [2]

1912 December 2
Age 66
Death of husband, Jozef Vohnoutka, in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  [14]

1920 January 9
Age 73
Living in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire with daughter Josephine M., son-in-law Everet L. Howard, and their children.  [15]
1930s in Hillsborough, N.H., living with daughter Josephine Mary.
1935 November 4
Age 89
Dies in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.  Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts.  [16]




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[1]  "New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSJ5-ZD4 : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Katherine Vohnoutka, 04 Nov 1935.

[2]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[3]  National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.;Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts; Microfilm Serial: M1545; Microfilm Roll: 111.

[4]  "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHDW-C2D : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Karl Wohnoutka and Paolina Drasner, 20
Apr 1895; citing reference 108, FHL microfilm 577297.

[5]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95R-WPP : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Fanny L Keil in household of William Keil, ED 175 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 14B, family 282, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[6]  Town of Irvington New Jersey Record of Death for Joseph Vohnoutka, dated July 7, 1966, filed 7/8/66

[7]  ""United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,"," digital image, Ancestry.com (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11060-88298-37?cc=1861144&wc=MMRW-YK7:n170077918 : viewed 15 October 2012); citing .

[8]  "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMGT-JJF : accessed 08 Nov 2012), Joseph Vohnoutka, July 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

[9]  "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4QB-GJC : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Everett L. Howard and Josephine M. Wohnoulka, 1903.

[10]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[11]  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXTB-9D5 : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Frank Vohnoutka in household of
Alphonse Racette, Precinct 4 Part Of, Bristol, Massachusetts; citing enumeration district (ED) ,
sheet 14B, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820685.

[12]  "United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5B5-8ZN : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Frank Vohnoutka,
1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm
2274199.

[13]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[14]  "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N477-36T : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Joseph Wohnoutka, 1912.

[15]  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; Roll: T625_1009; Page: 3B; Enumberation District: 77; Image: 835.

[16]  "New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSJ5-ZD4 : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Katherine Vohnoutka, 04 Nov 1935.

Jozef Vohnoutka, 1839-1912



•    Born:  9 January 1839 in Bohemia
•    Died:  2 December 1912 in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts
•    Parents:  Vil Wohnoutka and Katerina Maca
•    Spouse:  Katherine Slanec (md. abt. 1867)
•    Children:  Charles (Karl) Vohnoutka, Fannie Vohnoutka, Joseph Vohnoutka, Josephine Mary Vohnoutka, Frank Vohnoutka


1839 January 9
Born to Vil Wohnoutka and Katerina Maca in Bohemia.  [1]

1867 (about)
Age 28
Marries Katerine Slanec.  [2]

1868 October 17
Age 29
Birth of son, Karl (Charles) in Bohemia [3, 4]

1874 September
Age 35
Birth of daughter, Fannie in Bohemia  [5]

1877 August 27
Age 38
Birth of son, Joseph in Kardosova Vieska, Zilina, Slovakia. [6, 7, 8]

1880 August
Age 41
Birth of daughter, Josephine Mary in Bohemia [9, 10]

1883 April 2
Age 44
Birth of son, Frank in Bohemia  [11, 12, 13]

1895
Age 56
Immigrates to the United States. [2]

1900 June
Age 61  Living in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts with wife Kate and children Josephine (age 20) and Frank (age 17).  Lists his occupation as “cotton mill-weaver.” [2]

1912 December 2
Age 73
Dies in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts of heart disease and mitralis insufficiency.  Lists his occupation as “farmer.”  Buried 5 December 1912 at Oak Grove Cemetery in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts. [1]


                                                     

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[1]  "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N477-36T : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Joseph Wohnoutka, 1912.

[2]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[3]  National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.;Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts; Microfilm Serial: M1545; Microfilm Roll: 111.

[4]  "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHDW-C2D : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Karl Wohnoutka and Paolina Drasner, 20
Apr 1895; citing reference 108, FHL microfilm 577297.

[5]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95R-WPP : accessed 21 Oct 2012), Fanny L Keil in household of William Keil, ED 175 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 14B, family 282, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[6]  Town of Irvington New Jersey Record of Death for Joseph Vohnoutka, dated July 7, 1966, filed 7/8/66

[7]  ""United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,"," digital image, Ancestry.com (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11060-88298-37?cc=1861144&wc=MMRW-YK7:n170077918 : viewed 15 October 2012); citing .

[8]  "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMGT-JJF : accessed 08 Nov 2012), Joseph Vohnoutka, July 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

[9]  "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4QB-GJC : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Everett L. Howard and Josephine M. Wohnoulka, 1903.

[10]    "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.

[11]  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXTB-9D5 : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Frank Vohnoutka in household of
Alphonse Racette, Precinct 4 Part Of, Bristol, Massachusetts; citing enumeration district (ED) ,
sheet 14B, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820685.

[12]  "United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5B5-8ZN : accessed 20 Oct 2012), Frank Vohnoutka,
1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm
2274199.

[13]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95T-3CB : accessed 04 Nov 2012), Joseph Wohnoouthe, ED 174 Precinct 2 New Bedford city Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240638.



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Moses Yale Beach, 1800-1868



•    Born:  15 January 1800 at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
•    Died:  19 July 1868 at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
•    Parents:  Moses Sperry Beach and Lucretia Yale
•    Spouse:  Nancy Day (md. 19 November 1819 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
•    Children:  Drusilla Brewster Beach, Moses Sperry Beach, Henry Day Beach, Alfred Ely Beach, Joseph Perkins Beach, Eveline Sheppard Beach, Mary Ely Beach, William Yale Beach

MOSES YALE BEACH

     "The life of Mr. Beach, well known as the late proprietor of the New-York Sun, the pioneer of the penny press, while it presents no remark able variety of changes or incidents, is attractive as tracing the steps of a determined man — one who never faltered in the darkest hour of adversity.

     "The ancestors of Mr. Beach were among the first settlers, whose axes made the woods resound on the spot where the beautiful village of Wallingford now stands. The place received its name from one of their number. In the space of a few short years their village could boast of many wealthy and opulent families. Moses Beach, his Great-Grand- father, lived to a good old age, as did his Grandfather, of the same name, ranking among the most wealthy and respectable men in the settlement, both owning and occupying, in succession, the same farm, and when the wilderness had given place to the thriving village, they each in turn answered the call of nature, resigning their possessions to Moses Sperry Beach. He married Lucretia Yale, (as has been stated in its proper place,) a descendant of Thomas Yale, Esq., who came to Wallingford, A. D., 1670, and who was a brother of Elihu Yale, Esq., Governor of the Hon. East India Company, of London. Of this couple Moses Yale Beach was an only son. When about four months old he was left with out the care of a mother by the hand of death, and as his father's business called him much from home, he was confided to the attentions of a step-mother. As soon as his age would permit he was taught to do little "chores," and at the age of ten years he had the larger ones on his hands, also. At that time he took charge of nearly all the out-door work, including the care of horses and cattle, besides going nearly two miles to school daily; from four o'clock in the morning until eleven in the evening he was generally up and doing, and yet found leisure to exercise his mechanical ingenuity in the manufacture of playthings for himself and others, and for trade with his school-mates.

     "At a suitable age he was, at his own solicitation, bound an apprentice to a Mr. Dewey, a cabinet maker, at Hartford, Conn. His industry ex cited the attention of his master who was a close man, but who finally made a bargain with him by which he was allowed two cents per hour for extra work. Mr. Beach says he never felt happier at success in any thing than when that bargain was completed. Early and late he worked, and the pennies began to accumulate; finally he made a bargain for his time after he should arrive at the age of eighteen years, ' for which he was to pay the sum of §400. This arrangement gave him new life, and when the time came around he had saved between $100 and $200 more than enough to pay for his freedom, with which sum he commenced life.

     "He removed to Northampton, Mass., where after working awhile as a journeyman, he entered into co-partnership with a young man by the name of Loveland. Their work was much celebrated, in testimony of which they received the first premium of the Franklin Institute, the sum of five dollars. While thus employed, under a fair sky, he married Nancy Day, daughter of Thomas and Mary Day, of West Springfield, a direct descendant of the Puritans, of the Brewster family.

     "His smooth sailing was soon interrupted by a storm, and after a long and obstinate resistance he was compelled to yield to its violence. Separating from his partner, he removed to Springfield, and after repeated endeavors he established himself in a fair business, and with his first means built him a convenient residence. His spirits and ingenuity re turned, and it was not long before his mind was almost entirely engaged in the construction of a "Gunpowder Engine" for propelling balloons. In this he was partially successful, but ascertaining from his model that the weight of an engine of the requisite proportions would be insurmountable, and finding that his business was suffering from want of his care and attention, he abandoned the project, but too late. Again he found himself in deep water, but finally, matching his strength against the current, he succeeded in obtaining a new stand. Once more he plied his ingenuity, and this time produced a Rag Cutting Machine, an article since adopted in every paper mill throughout the country. The saving of labor by its use is enormous, but, like other inventors generally, he failed to derive benefit from it. A person in whose confidence he had relied made use of the ideas he suggested to combat his originality as soon as it was presented, the result of which was beneficial to neither party. He however removed to Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, where he became interested in an extensive paper mill. The rag cutter and a new drying machine were introduced, and for several years their business was very successful. He here invested some in real estate, and erected a beautiful residence, devoting his time exclusively to the interests of the concern. Six years thus passed away, but the seventh brought changes and adversity; the whole of his property, both real and personal, was sold to meet the demands of the creditors of the mill.

    " In 1835 he removed to New York, where he shortly after bought the interest of Mr. Wisner in the New York Sun, on a credit of $5,200. In this he was attended with unexpected success, and paying off Mr. Wisner in the course of the next year following, he bargained with his then partner, Benjamin H. Day, for the remaining half interest, for the sum of $19,500. The first six months after he became the entire owner of the Sun, it proved not so profitable as he had calculated, and he offered all the property he then possessed to have the contract given up, but not being able to effect this, he pushed ahead, and the tide turned. The Transcript, his principal competitor, gave up the field, and before two years had passed the last dollar due for the establishment was paid and he was once more in the ascendant. Since 1838 his course has been steadily upward. His ability and and [sic] enterprize [sic] in the management of his newspaper have been proverbial, and as a consequence have excited the envy of some, but notwithstanding this, there are very few, if any, who have known him personally that do not value him highly as a friend. Notwithstanding his many and severe losses he is reputed a very wealthy man, and having retired from business in New York, and erected a splendid mansion in Wallingford, his native town, he will doubtless spend his remaining years in that place."

from Yale, Elihu.  The Yale Family, or the descendants of David Yale with genealogical notices of each family.  (New Haven : Storer & Stone, Printers, 1850), p. 191-194.

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15 January 1800
Born at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut  [1]

24 May 1800
Age:  3 months
Death of mother, Lucretia Yale  [2]

1814
Age 14
Apprenticed to a cabinetmaker in Hartford, Connecticut  [3]

1818
Age 18
Purchases his freedom and goes into the cabinet business on his own at Northampton, Massachusetts [3]

19 November 1819
Age 19
Marries Nancy Day at West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts  [4]

1820 November 20 or 22
Age 20
Daughter Drusilla Brewster Beach born at Northampton, Hampden, Massachusetts [5,6]

1822 October 5
Age 22
Son Moses Sperry Beach born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts  [5, 6]

1824 August 8
Age 24
Son Henry Day Beach born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts [5, 6, 7]

1826
Age 26
Death of father, Moses Sperry Beach  [8]

1826 September 1
Age 26
Son Alfred Ely Beach born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts  [9]

1828 July 17
Age 28
Son Joseph Perkins Beach born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts [5, 6]

1830 July 27
Age 30
Daughter Eveline Sheppard Beach born at Saugerties, Ulster, New York [5, 6]

1830 August 18
Age 30
Death of daughter Eveline, less than one month old [5, 6]

1832 November 13
Age 32
Daughter Mary Ely Beach born at Saugerties, Ulster, New York [5, 6]

1834 August 1
Age 34
Death of daughter Mary, age 18 months [5, 6]

1835
Age 35
Moves to New York City to work as production manager of the New York Sun [3]

1836 January 7
Age 36
Son William Yale Beach born at New York, Orange, New York  [10]

1838
Age 38
Buys the New York Sun from his brother-in-law, Benjamin Day [11, 12]

1842
Age 42
Publishes Wealth and Wealthy Citizens of New York City : comprising an alphabetical arrangement of persons estimated to be worth $100,000 and upwards with the sums appended to each name, being useful to banks, merchants, and others.  (New York : Published at the Sun Office).  Later he adds biographical information to the work, under the title Wealth and Biography of the Wealthy Citizens of New York City...  This work goes on to be issued in at least twelve editions.



1846 May
Age 46
Offers to share news from the United States war with Mexico with rival newspapers.  The resulting agreement forms the basis for cooperative news gathering that eventually evolves into the Associated Press.  [13]

1847 January
Age 47
Travels to Veracruz, Mexico, from Cuba to act as secret agent of the US government to try to negotiate peace treaty to allow construction of inter-oceanic canal or rail across Tehuantepec.  He is arrested twice and forced to flee, his mission a failure.  [3, 14]

1848
Age 48
Turns the New York Sun over to his sons Moses Sperry Beach and Alfred Ely Beach [11, 12]

1850 July 31
Age 50
Living in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut with 2nd wife, Julia, and children William Y. (age 14) and Julia (age 4).  [15]

Moses Yale Beach House, 86 North Main Street, Wallingford, New Haven County, CTPhotocopy of measured drawing (original drawing in the possession of Beinecke Rare Books Library, Yale University) Henry Austin, architect, 1850 SOUTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION - 

According to the Library of Congress, "the Beach House was the most luxurious house of its time in Wallingford and probably one of the largest town houses designed by Henry Austin."
1857
Age 57
Retires from business [3]

1868 July 19
Age 68
Dies at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut  [16]

Gravemarker at Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
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Wikipedia has an article on Moses here.

Encylopedia.com has an article about Moses here.

In 2005, Brewster Yale Beach, a great-great-grandson of Moses' provided documents to the Associated Press which showed that his ancestor had helped found it two years earlier than had been known before.  You can read about that here.


You can read an abstract of an article about Moses' activities as a secret agent in Mexico here.  The first three paragraphs are especially applicable.

Before he died, Moses gave some land to the town of Wallingford, Connecticut, on condition that it be used only for educational purposes.  Through the years, various school have been built there, but tragedy has frequently struck.  Currently, an elementary school stands on the property, but it is claimed to be haunted.   You can read a bit about it here.

You can read Moses Y. Beach's obituary in the New York Times here.  It will open a pdf file; scroll down a bit to see his obituary.

Infoplease has an article about Moses, too.

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Sources:

[1]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7KM-9JT : accessed 13 Feb 2013), Moses Y. Beach, 19 Jul 1868; citing reference 101, FHL microfilm 3367.

[2]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7KM-9JG : accessed 14 Feb 2013), Lucretta Beach, 24 May 1800; citing reference 101, FHL microfilm 3367.

[3]  “Obituary – Moses Y. Beach,” The New York Times, July 21, 1868.

[4]  "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCD6-GMT : accessed 14 Feb 2013), Moses Y. Beach and Nancy Day, 23 Nov 1819; citing reference , FHL microfilm 0496944 IT 5.

[5]  Jones, Emma C. Brewster, Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907… (New York: The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908), Vol.2, part 1, p. 732-733.

[6]  Heman Ely. Records of the descendants of Nathaniel Ely, the emigrant… (Cleveland, Ohio: Short &Forman, Printers and Stationers, 1885), 205-206.

[7]  "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F695-N3Y : accessed 10 Jan 2013), Henry D. Beach, 1824; citing reference Pg 25, FHL microfilm 1671687.

[8]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7KM-9JL : accessed 02 Feb 2013), Moses S. Beach, 16 Sep 1826; citing reference 101, FHL microfilm 3367.

[9]  Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

[10]  Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

[11]  Entry for Beach, Moses Yale at http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0806582.html, citing The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2007, Columbia University Press. Viewed online.

[12]  James D. Hart and and Phillip W. Leininger. "New York Sun." The Oxford Companion to American Literature. 1995. Retrieved February 29, 2012 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O123-NewYorkSun.html

[13]  Pyle, Richard.  “Moses Yale Beach and the Origins of the AP,” http://www.ap.org/cleartime/index.html.  Viewed online February 2012.

[14]  Suarerz, Ana R., “’The Precious, the Priceless Right of Way Across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec’ (1846-1849.” Journal of Popular Culture, September 22, 2001.  Viewed at http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-84721199/precious-priceless-right-way.html
Viewed online February 2012.

[15]  "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M68P-1GT : accessed 14 Feb 2013), Moses Y Beach in household of Moses Y Beach, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States; citing dwelling 425, family 501, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 46.

[16]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7KM-9JT : accessed 13 Feb 2013), Moses Y. Beach, 19 Jul 1868; citing reference 101, FHL microfilm 3367.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Henry Day Beach, 1824-1886


•    Born:  8 August 1824 (Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts)
•    Died:  13 July 1886 (Nova Scotia, Canada)
•    Parents:  Moses Yale Beach and Nancy Day
•    Spouse:  Ann Eliza Fordham (md. 8 August 1853 at New York, Orange, New York)
•    Children:  Harry Yale Beach, Augusta Fordham Beach, Alfred Holbrook Beach, Annie Brewster Beach

•   Spouse:  Mrs. Emily V. A. Gibson (md. 3 July 1884 in Red Bank, Monmouth, New Jersey)

1824 August 8
Born to Moses Yale and Nancy Day Beach in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts  [1, 2, 3]

1849
Age about 25
Withdraws from the firm of M. Y. Beach and Sons (publishers) to form a connection with Morton McMichael in the Philadelphia North American. [2]

1853
Age about 29
With brother Alfred and P. T. Barnum establishes the “Illustrated News.” [2]

Cover of the No. 1, Vol. 1 of the Illustrated News
1853 August 8
Age 29
Marries Ann Eliza Fordham in New York, Orange, New York  [4]

1856 August 1
Age 31
Son Harry Yale Beach born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York [2, 3]

1859 February 2
Age 34
Daughter Augusta Fordham Beach born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York [2, 3]

1860 June 12
Age 35
Living in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, with wife Annie, children Moses (age 3) and Augusta (age 2), and servant (?) Ellen Hurley. [5]

1861 March 25
Age 36
Son Alfred Holbrook Beach born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York  [6]

1862 April 6
Age 37
Daughter August Fordham Beach dies at age 3 [2, 3]

1862 April 11
Age 37
Son Alfred Holbrook Beach dies, less than one month old [6]

1863 May 23
Age 38
Daughter Annie Brewster Beach born in Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey [2, 3, 7]

1868 July 19
Age 43
Father Moses Yale Beach dies in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut  [8]

1870 June 20
Age 45
Living in Hamilton Township, Atlantic, New Jersey with wife Annie F. and children Henry L. [Harry L.] (age 13) and Annie (age 7).  Lists occupation as Cranberry Culturist.  [9]

1876
Age 52
Moves to Red Bank, New Jersey and buys an estate.  [10]

1877 November 28
Age 53
Wife Annie dies in Red Bank, Monmouth, New Jersey [2, 3]

1879 May 11
Age 55
Son Harry Yale Beach dies at age 22  [11]

1880 August 12
Age 55
Mother Nancy Day dies in New York, Orange, New York [12, 13]

1882 September 27
Age 58
Marriage of daughter Annie Brewster Beach to John McCullagh Farrier at Brooklyn, Kings, New York [3, 14]

1884 July 3
Age 59
Marries Mrs. Emily V. A. Gibson, of Red Bank N.J.  [15]

1885 April
Age 60
Arrested on complaint of wife and her son-in-law, Joseph Langley.  Taken by brothers to New York.  Sometime later moved to Nova Scotia, Canada.  [10]

1886 May 15
Age 61
Declared insane by a sheriff’s jury of twenty-four men in Red Bank, New Jersey.  Moses S. Beach (his brother) is appointed as his guardian. [10]

1886 July 13
Age 61
Dies in Nova Scotia, Canada [1, 16]

1886 July 17
Buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York (lot 2248, section 70) [17]

The only monument on lot 2248, section 70 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.  Very weather-beaten.

You can just make out the last name "Beach" at the top right.  
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“HENRY DAY BEACH, son of Nancy Day … was born in Springfield, Mass., August 8, 1824.  He married, August 8, 1853, in New York City, where she was born, December 14, 1823, ANN ELIZA, daughter of Elijah and Jane Ann (Fisher) FORDHAM, who died at Red Bank, N. J., November 28, 1877.  He married, June 3, 1884, MRS. EMILY V. A. GIBSON, of Red Bank, N. J.  Mr Beach in 1849 withdrew from the firm of M. Y. Beach & Sons to form a connection with Morton McMichael, in the Philadelphia North American.  He sold out, went across Mexico to California where his brother Joseph had charge of their father’s California venture.  After Joseph had returned to the East, Henry entered the firm of Wells & Co., leading bankers.  This afterwards became Beach, Wells & Co.  The great fire burned them out.  Then Mr. Beach invested in San Francisco securities, lost money through Henry Meigs and finally returned to New York where he married.  He then, with his brother Alfred and P. T. Barnum established the “Illustrated News” (now Frank Leslie), which was subsequently sold to Gleason, of Boston.  He returned to California for a time, but at length bought a farm at Toms River, N. J., and settled at Red Bank, N. J.”
--Ely, Heman, et al., Records of the descendants of Nathaniel Ely, the emigrant…  (Cleveland, Ohio: Short & Forman, Printers and Stationers, 1885), pp. 385-386.

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     "Henry D. Beach came to Red Bank in 1876, and bought an estate just outside the corporation limits for $12,000.  He made other purchases of adjoining lands, and with the improvement he made the property stood him in about $20,000.  He seemed to have plenty of money, and his credit was first class.  He always paid his bills promptly in checks, no matter how small the amount.  In a few years it was noticed that he was becoming eccentric in his actions and picturesque in his dress.  He would come into town at all hours of the night and waken prominent citizens in order to consult with them about impracticable schemes.  He had a barn on his premises upon which he had three roofs, placed one upon another.  After his first wife died Mr. Beach married Mrs. Emily V. B. Gibson, widow of R. P. Gibson, the Broadway confectioner.  The marriage took place three years ago. Within a year the second wife persuaded Mr. Beach to deed the real estate to her daughter, who promptly transferred it to her mother.  After securing all the property, and after Mr. Beach had parted with all his money, his wife turned him out of doors.
     "In April, 1885, Mr. Beach was arrested upon complaint of his wife and her son-in-law, Joseph Langley.  His brothers heard of his distress, and took him to New-York, and afterward he went to Nova Scotia, where he was taken sick and sent to a public hospital.  He was utterly broken down in mind and body, and on May 15, 1886, a Sheriff's jury found that Mr. Beach had been insane for six years.  Under this decision a suit was brought to annul the marriage to Mrs. Gibson, and to compel a conveyance of the property to a guardian to be appointed to look after Mr. Beach.  Before it went to trial Mr. Beach died, and the suit was institute to have the property turned over to Mrs. [Annie B. Farrier] as his daughter and heir at law."
--The New York Times, April 9, 1887

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Sources:

[1]  "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F695-N3Y : accessed 10 Jan 2013), Henry D. Beach, 1824; citing reference Pg 25, FHL microfilm 1671687.

[2]  Heman Ely. Recordsof the descendants of Nathaniel Ely, the emigrant… (Cleveland, Ohio: Short &Forman, Printers and Stationers, 1885), pp. 385-386.

[3]  Jones, Emma C. Brewster, Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 (New York, New York: Grafton Press, c1908), volume 2, part 1, page 732-734.

[4]  Source Citation: Source number: 904.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: EHB.  Source Information:  Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

[5] Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.  Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1860; Census place: Brooklyn Ward 1 District 1, Kings, New York; Roll: M653-763; Page: 45; Image: 45; Family History library Film: 803763.

[6]  "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F69T-ZQM : accessed 30 Jan 2013), Alfred H. Beach, 1861; citing reference Volume 1, FHL microfilm 1671686.

[7]  New Jersey Dept. of State, Div. of Archives and Records Management, Archives Section. Returns of Births. Volume AA, page no. 119. Town/Township: Dover. County: Ocean. Birthplace: Toms River.

[8]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7KM-9JT : accessed 13 Feb 2013), Moses Y. Beach, 19 Jul 1868; citing reference 101, FHL microfilm 3367.

[9]  “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNDQ-RFN : accessed 15 Jan 2013), Henry D Beach in household of Henry D Beach, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 5, family 32, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 0552350.

[10]  “Settled Before Trial : Henry D. Beach’s Daughter Gets her Father’s Property,” The New York Times, April 9, 1887.

[11]  "New York, Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7LJ-FQQ : accessed 29 Jan 2013), Harry Yale Beach, 1879.

[12]  Heman Ely. Records of the descendants of Nathaniel Ely,the emigrant… (Cleveland, Ohio: Short &Forman, Printers and Stationers,1885), 205-206.

[13]  "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7H5-9MK : accessed 13 Feb 2013), Nancy Day Beach, 12 Jul 1880; citing reference , FHL microfilm 3086.

[14]  "September Weddings," The New York Times, September 28, 1882, p. 5.

[15]  "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZ2Z-T4Z : accessed 10 Jan 2013), Henry D. Beach and Emily V. A. Varndell, 03 Jun 1883; citing reference Pg. B, LN 82, FHL microfilm 495699.

[16]  “Death of Henry D. Beach,” Red Bank [New Jersey] Register, vol, IX, no. 5, Wednesday, July 28, 1886.

[17]  Burial record for Henry D. Beach at www.green-wood.com/burial_results/index.php.  Viewed online February 2013.