Zerah Beach

Male23 June 1746–9 June 1836

Brief Life History of Zerah

When Zerah Beach was born on 23 June 1746, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Barnabas Beach, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Thompson, was 21. He married Lucy Stevens on 27 November 1768. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1790 and Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1800. He died on 9 June 1836, in Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Zerah Beach
Lucy Stevens
Marriage: 27 November 1768
Zadya Beach
Deborah Beach
Major Zerah Beach
Melinda Beach
Miles Edwin Beach
Sally Beach

Sources (7)

  • Zera Beach, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Zerah Beech, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Zerah or Zayda in entry for Layda or Zayda Beach, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1768
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 30

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 42

    Established in 1788.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 48

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (Old English bēce) or Middle English beche ‘stream’ (Old English bæce). Middle English beche may be from Old English bēce ‘beech’ or bæce ‘stream’, and without further evidence it is impossible to distinguish these in Middle English.

    Americanized form of Alsatian and German Bitsch: habitational name from Bitche (German Bitsch) in Alsace and Lorraine, at the foot of the northern slope of the Vosges.

    Americanized form of German (mainly Hesse) Bitsch: unexplained.

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

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