Amon Champion Beckwith

about 1821–1883 (Age 62)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Amon Champion

When Amon Champion Beckwith was born about 1821, in New York, United States, his father, Richard Lamphere Beckwith, was 38 and his mother, Anna Champion, was 36. He married Charlotte Vaughan on 29 July 1843, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Soldier Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Soldier Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. He died in 1883, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amon Champion Beckwith
1821–1883
Charlotte Vaughan
1822–
Marriage: 29 July 1843
Sarah Beckwith
1845–
Pheobe Beckwith
1847–
Amarilla Beckwith
1848–1918
Israel C. Beckwith
1852–
Ruel H. Beckwith
1855–
Emaline S. Beckwith
1850–1890

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
Age 0
A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 6
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
Age 17
On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bēce ‘beech’ + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Beckworth

Sources (11)

  • Champion Beckwith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A C Beckwith, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • John Blackburn in household of A C Beckwith, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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