Biography of Edwin K. Beckwith
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Beckwith, Edwin K., is a grandson of Allen Beckwith, who was born August 12, 1786, and died in Great Barrington, Mass., in 1835. The father of Edwin K. is Charles &., also born in that town November 3, 1820. He married Emily M. Kuck, born in Kuckville June 14, 1823, and died August 28, 1861, her father being an early settler of Kuckville. The children of Charles and Emily Beckwith were: George, born in 1847 died in infancy; Edwin K., born January 12, 1850; Charles E., who died in 1857; N. Ely, born in 1853; Willis F., born in 1859, died in 1872. Our subject began his education in the common schools, then attended the Albion Academy, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, finishing at the Brockport Normal School. Returning home, he took up farming, which he has followed in connection with surveying, etc. November 20, 1878, he married at Warsaw, Julia M. Deer, a native of Millville, this county, born October 6, 1855, and they have had these children: Bertha E., born August 11, 1883; George D., born October 26, 1884; and Charles H., born November 10, 1891. George Kuck, maternal grandfather of Mr. Beckwith, was born in London, England, December 23, 1791, where he was educated at King's College. He crossed the ocean in 1806, settled in Canada, and served in the war of 1812, as lieutenant in the Canadian militia. In 1815 he removed to Carlton, and bought 500 acres of land part of which now comprises the village of Kuckville. Here he erected a grist mill on Johnson's Creek, opened a store, built a warehouse, and became a man of prominence in the community. He married Elect.a Fuller in 1819, by whom he had nine children. He served as postmaster at West Carlton (now Kuckville) thirty years.

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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