Harvey Beecher

Brief Life History of Harvey

When Harvey Beecher was born on 29 March 1787, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Beecher Sr, was 40 and his mother, Lydia Austin, was 38. He married Fanny Adams on 12 December 1816, in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 March 1865, in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 77.

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Harvey Beecher
Fanny Adams
Marriage: 12 December 1816
Elizabeth Beecher
Lydia Beecher
Mahlon Beecher
Harvey Adams Beecher
Ephraim Beecher
Daniel Beecher
Leroy Beecher

Sources (20)

  • Harvey Beecher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harvey Beecher, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Harvey Beecher, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): from Middle English becher, denoting one who lived by a beech-tree, from an agent derivative of Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (see Beach ), the -er suffix having a locative sense. This English name is also common in Ireland, particularly in Cork.

Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1 above) (see Bucher ).

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

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