BEECHER Genealogy

Beecher Genealogy

The Beecher family history is representative of the history of Americans. We have famous people, we have infamous people, and many who have helped shape America by raising their families and contributing to their communities.

From the Beginning

This branch of the Beecher family finds its beginnings in Kent, England in 1594 with the birth of John Beecher. John was the first Beecher to arrive in the New World, arriving on the ship Hector in 1637. John did not survive the first winter. Wife Hannah arrived the following spring with her son Isaac, and found her husband had been buried in an unmarked grave. Isaac Beecher, b. 1623, Kent, England - d.1690, New Haven, CT, married Mary F. Sperry. They had five sons: John, Joseph, Isaac, Samuel, and Eleazer. This family line is descended from Eleazer, 1655 - 1725, "Elizer, son of Isack".

The family migrated to Milford, Connecticut area and then to New Milford, Connecticut. In the 1700s, they migrated to Hinesburgh, Vermont with several other families. Early in 1800s, the family next moved to Beaver Dams, New York. Feel free to contact me ( for detailed information or if you have family connections.

Searching for information on Elmer Beecher : born 12-5-1859 in Beaver Dams, New York,died 1-7-1923 in New Jersey. Married first Libbie Russell, and second Ella Rolison (Rollison, Rolloson). Searching for descendant information.

Genealogy is a journey ........ backward!

Truman Beecher's Diaries

Truman Beecher, of Beaver Dams, NY left us 25 years of his diaries from 1862 - 1887. In them, he tells of life in Beaver Dams, as well as his interaction with family members and many, many other people from Watkins, Havana, Corning, Millport area of central New York. For more information, see the links at the end of this page. The diaries are not only interesting reading, but they're a valueable tool for anyone searching for family from that area.

Truman Grove Beecher

b. May 21, 1831 Hinesburgh, VT

d. March 28, 1888 Beaver Dams, NY

married Minerva Brisco b. Feb 20, 1833 Catherine, NY and d. Sept. 21, 1907 Beaver Dams, NY: Married Sept. 29, 1858 Montour, NY

Children:1. Elmer L. Beecher,Dec 5, 1859 Jan 7, 1923 Spouse: Libbie Russell and Ella Russell

2. Mark Almon Beecher, Mar 1, 1863 Aug 3, 1941,Spouse: Loretta Terwilliger

3. Nathan Jay Beecher, Jan 27, 1865 Dec 30, 1899, Spouse: Emma Churchill

4. Clara Jane Beecher, June 26, 1870 Jan 4, 1911,Never married

5. Flora (Florence) Emeline Beecher, Aug 25, 1872 unknown, Spouse: Will H. Curtis

Truman G. Beecher 1839 - 1888

Almon Beecher 1806 - 1870

NOTE: This site is currently under construction. I have family information from 1600s to present. If you have Beecher questions, please e-mail me. I would also refer you to the four excellent sites below.

Please check back often.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

Index of Names in Diaries of Truman Beecher, Beaver Dams, NY, 1862 - 1887 (
Schuyler County New York Genweb Site (
Beecher Website, World Connect (

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