Alexander Beckstead

16 March 1802–25 February 1870 (Age 67)
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Beckstead was born on 16 March 1802, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, Francis Beckstead Sr, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Barkley, was 27. He married Catherine Elinore Lince on 25 January 1823, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1870, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as farmer in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 25 February 1870, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Beckstead
1802–1870
Catherine Elinore Lince
1807–1889
Marriage: 25 January 1823
Margaret Mariah Beckstead
1823–1901
Gordon Silas Beckstead
1825–1891
Henry Beckstead
1827–1888
William Alexander Beckstead
1829–1830
Harriet Vernita Beckstead
1831–1905
Thomas Wesley Beckstead
1833–1893
Lucy Ann Beckstead
1835–1848
Emeline Beckstead
1837–1917
Sarah Elizabeth Beckstead
1838–1890
Samuel Alexander Beckstead, Sr.
1840–1861
William Beckstead
1842–
Amanda Jane Beckstead
1843–1849
George Washington Beckstead
1845–1912
Mary Ellen Beckstead
1848–1848
John Alma Beckstead
1848–1927
Joseph Alonzo Beckstead
1850–1923

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1823Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
  • Children

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1812
    Age 10
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 18
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of North German Beckstedde or Beckstedt: topographic name from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.

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

    Story Highlight

    ALEXANDER BECKSTEAD, THE FIRST PIONEER OF SOUTH JORDAN (OF DUGOUTS AND SPIRES, PAGES 6-8)

    Samuel Aiexander Beckstead was an original settler in West Jordan, arriving on 15 September 1849. He was born 16 March 1802 to Francis and Margaret Barkley Beckstead in Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada. …

    Sources (96)

    • Alexander Bexted "beckstead", "United States Census, 1840"
    • Alexander Beckstead in entry for Eliza R. Lee, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alexander Beckstead, "United States Census, 1860"

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