Joseph Ellison Beck

Brief Life History of Joseph Ellison

When Joseph Ellison Beck was born on 31 May 1810, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, James S Beck, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Antrim, was 28. He married Hannah Hodson Forsyth on 17 December 1835, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and Spanish Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 October 1903, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ellison Beck
Margaret Burtis Robbins
Marriage: 13 December 1862
Isaac Beck
James Beck
Ann Beck
Jedidiah Grant Beck
Joseph Ellison Beck
John Antrim Beck
Abner Burtis Beck
Margaret Louise Beck
Mary Beck
Taylor Beck
Nephi Beck

Sources (91)

  • Joseph Beck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph E Beck and Hannah Forsythe, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Black Hawk War military service

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France named Bec, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1 above.

English: from the Middle English personal name Becke (Old English Becca or Beocca), of uncertain origin.

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

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Joseph Ellison Beck and Hannah Forsythe

Joseph Ellison Beck was born May 31, 1810, near Chesterfield Burlington County, New Jersey. He was the son of James and Hannah Antrim Beck, whose ancestry was of Dutch-Irish. Apparently his earlier an …

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