Nelson Paul Beebe

30 December 1831–21 February 1912 (Age 80)
Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Nelson Paul

When Nelson Paul Beebe was born on 30 December 1831, in Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Paul Beebe Junior, was 42 and his mother, Grace Leach, was 31. He married Eliza Kemp on 21 December 1862, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 February 1912, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Safford Cemetery, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Nelson Paul Beebe
Eliza Kemp
Marriage: 21 December 1862
William Nelson Beebe
Alice Rosemary Beebe
Grace Elizabeth Beebe
Ann Eliza Beebe
Marietta Eliza Beebe
Sarah Jane Beebe
Paul Henry Beebe
Samuel Kemp Beebe
David Austin Beebe
Nellie Beebe

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  • Marriage
    21 December 1862Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 17
    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 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): variant of Beeby 1.

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

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    The History of Eliza Kemp

    William V. Sanders is the author and great grandson, January 2001 INTRODUCTION The purpose of this history is to honor the memory of Eliza Kemp Beebe and her family by creating a permanent record of …

    Sources (25)

    • Nelson P Beebe in entry for William Nelson Beebe, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Nelson Beebe, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Nelson P. Beebe in entry for Alice M. John, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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