Biography of E. Solon Beaman


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Beaman, E. Solon, was born in Antwerp on the farm he now owns, February 23, 1845, a son of Ira and Keziah (Colburn) Beaman, he a native of Westminster, Mass., born June 27, 1800, and she born in Hollis, N. H., September 28, 1810. Ira Beaman came to Antwerp in 1830 and bought a farm of 112 acres and added to that until he was the owner of 462 acres. In politics he was first a Whig, then a Republican; he served as assessor for some years, and died in 1858. E. Solon Beaman was educated in the common schools and Antwerp Liberal Literary Institute, of which his father was active in organizing; he also graduated from Eastman's Business College. He follows farming and owns 156 acres where he lives and twenty-two of woodland in Wilna. He has a dairy of twenty-two cows and considerable young stock; also an interest in 176 acres near his land with his sister. In 1867 he married Margaret Farley of Wilna, who died in 1374 and in 1885 he married Mrs. Elizabeth A. Mack. Mr. Beaman is a Republican in politics, but not an aspirant to office. He and his wife are both members of Indian River Grange and he has been master three years and master of the County Grange one year. Mr. Beaman is a member of the Congregational church and his wife of the M. E. church. Mr. Beaman was one of the organizers and first directors of Starr Cheese Factory and has been the secretary and treasurer for seven years.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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