Biography of the Hon. Jesse E. Beeson
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Jesse G. Beeson was born Deember 10, 1807, in Wayne County, Ind., where his parents, who were both natives of North Carolina, settled at aa early day. In 1828, Jesse G. Beeson was married to Anna Renesten, who was the mother of his eight children. In 1830, he made a tour of inspection through Southwestern Michigan, visiting the Carey Mission during his stay, and in 1833, with his wife and three children, came to La Grange Township, Cass County, which has ever since been his home. He first located on the farm now owned by Ahram Fiero, and there built a small log cabin. After five years of pioneering experience at this place, he removed, in 1837, to the farm he now lives upon, which he bought of James Cavanaugh. Mr. Beeson has devoted his energies principally to farming and has been very successful. He is widely known in the county and universally respected. In politics, he is a Republican. He has been honored with election to various local offices, and in 1853 was chosen to represent the people of his county in the State Senate, which he did with credit to himself and his constituency. Now, at the age of seventy-five years, he is a hale, well preserved man, both mentally and physically, and his vigorous health attests the correctness of his life.

The children of Jesse G. and Anna (Renesten) Beeson, eight in number, are all living. They are: William H., of La Grange; Isaac N., of Three Rivers; B. F., of Calvin; Mary Jane (Huff), of Lincoln, Neb.; Lorana (Dickson), of Wisconsin; Laura B. (Cammeron), of the same State, and Anderson G., of Lincoln, Neb.

Mr. Beesonís first wife died in 1870, and in 1872 he married his present wife.


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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