Biography of Roswell R. Beebe
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The subject of this sketch, Roswell R. Beebe, was born in Wilkesbarre, Luzerne County, Penn., November 3, 1806, and was the sixth child of the eight children of Gideon and Lina Beebe, both natives of Connecticut. In 1821, he removed with his parents to Huron County, Ohio, and there learned the mason's trade, which he followed until coming to Marcellus Township in 1848, and locating on Section 1. By patient industry and economy he has succeeded in accumulating a competency, and for the last six years has been a resident of Marcellus, where he is enjoying the fruits of a well-spent though uneventful life, surrounded by his family. Although a stanch Republican, he has taken no active part in politics, preferring the quiet of home life to the active scenes of political warfare. January 29, 1832, he married Pamelia Latham, by whom he had four children, viz: Gideon, Sally, Emory and Bruce. The second and third are deceased. Mrs. Beebe died September 11, 1840, and October 14, 1841, Mr. Beebe married Mary Young, and the fruits of their union have been four children, two of whom, Byron R. and Weltha, reached manhood's estate. Mrs. Beebe has performed well her part in life's labors and is entitled to credit therefor. During their pioneer days, she cheerfully responded to the many calls for assistance, and her cheerful presence at the bedside of those prostrated by disea3e was most highly valued, she being known by the affectionate title of Aunt Mary by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.


From:
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.

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