Biography of Josiah Beeson
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOSIAH BEESON was born in Guilford County, N. C., January 28, 1818. His parents, Hezekiah and Merab (Reynolds) Beeson, also natives of North Carolina, moved to Wayne County, Ind., about 1823, and there Josiah was reared and there learned the saddler's trade. He worked as a journeyman at Economy and Hagerstown a few years and then bought a house and lot at Economy and there worked at his trade three years, and then moved to Williamstown and manufactured on his own account for eight or nine years. In 1852, he came to Howard County and purchased 200 acres of wild land near Greentown, which he improved and worked thirteen years, and then came to Kokomo and engaged in the hardware trade, under the firm name of Armstrong, Beeson & Co. In 1866, the firm were burned out, when Mr. B. sold his interest and purchased a farm in Monroe Township, which he worked until 1876, when he returned to Kokomo, purchased an interest in the planing mill and lumber trade of Hunt Bros. & Co., which he retained two years, and then started his present business as dealer in furniture, etc., of which he carries a mammoth stock; he is also prepared to do custom work and to fill orders for anything in his line. He was married, in Henry County, Ind., to Elizabeth Lamb, a native of North Carolina, who died in 1854; subsequently he married a native of this county, Charity Lamb, his present wife, who has borne him three children - Norvill, Luella and May. Mr. Beeson is a Freemason and votes the Republican ticket.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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