Biography of Richard S. Beckwith

Beckwith, Richard S., was a native of Lyme, Conn., and came with his parents to Genesee county in 1807. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was a prosperous. farmer, a successful business man, always ready and willing to help in every good work. He married Jane, daughter of Ruluff D. and Bethsheba Whitney of Sheffield, Mass.; they have three children: Harris of North Pembroke, Mrs. Martha J. Gould of Batavia, and Mrs. Maria C. Woolsey of Kingman, Kansas. Mr. Beckwith was a pioneer of Genesee county, and his life, one of industry, was well spent. His death, which occurred June 21, 1866, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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