Amon Champion Beckwith

Maleabout 1821–1883

Brief Life History of Amon Champion

When Amon Champion Beckwith was born about 1821, in New York, United States, his father, Richard Lamphere Beckwith, was 39 and his mother, Anna Champion, was 37. 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 60, 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 63, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Amon Champion Beckwith
Charlotte Vaughan
Marriage: 29 July 1843
Sarah Beckwith
Pheobe Beckwith
Amarilla Beckwith
Israel C. Beckwith
Ruel H. Beckwith
Emaline S. Beckwith

Sources (11)

  • Champion Beckwith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amon C. Beckwith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Amon C. Beckwith, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1843Huron, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (7)

    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.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

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

    History: Most if not all present-day bearers of the surname are probably descended from William Beckwith who held the manor of Beckwith in 1364.

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

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