Biography of Richard Beck
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Beck, Richard, of Norfolk, England, was born in 1834. He and his father, who was also named Richard, came to America in 1854, and settled at Hulberton. He afterward removed to Ridge road, west of Sandy Creek, where he resided until his death in 1886. He married in England. Harriet Fairhead, and they were the parents of eight children: Elizabeth, who was twice married, first to William Young and second to William Ricebrook; Sarah. who married William Ricebrook; William settled in Clarendon, married Catherine Gibbons, and is a farmer; Ann, who married Joseph Lee; James, a farmer in Kendall, who married Mary Anderson; Emma married Edwin Cutts; Harriet, married Norman Boyce; and Richard. He has always been engaged in farming, and purchased a farm of 250 acres on the Ridge road just west of Sandy Creek. Mr. Beck is a staunch Republican, but does not aspire to political honors. He married in 1858, Clara A. Hall. She died in 1862. and in 1864 Mr. Beck married second Almina Tourtelot of Monroe county, and they have four children: Charles R. is a farmer in Barre, and married Nina Smith; Jacob E. is a farmer in Murray and married Addie High; Clara B. married Seymour Clark; and Lavina C., who married Lewis H. Smith.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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