Henry Beers

16 November 1846–18 February 1924 (Age 77)
Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Beers was born on 16 November 1846, in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Chauncey Abram Beers, was 30 and his mother, Laura Dunning, was 28. He married Adelia Lavinia Clark about 1870, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 February 1924, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Henry Beers
Adelia Lavinia Clark
Marriage: about 1870
Nellie A. Beers
Herbert Henry Beers
Clayton Clark Beers

Spouse and Children

about 1870
United States


Parents and Siblings

    Chauncey Abram Beers


    Laura Dunning




    Sarah Sophia Beers


    David Beers


    Philo Beers



    George Beers


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World Events (8)

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 2

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Irish or English (mainly northern Ireland): unexplained.2 Dutch: shortened form of van Beers, a habitational name from any of the places called Beers in Friesland, Overijssel, North Brabant, and near Antwerp.3 German: variant of Baer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Beers in household of Chaney Beers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Beers in household of Chauncy A Beers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Beers, "United States Census, 1880"

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