Biography of Henry E. Beebe
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Beebe, Henry E., was born in Hastings on the farm he now owns in 1836, son of Jacob Beebe, who was born in England. The grandfather, John Beebe, was a farmer. Jacob was one of six children, came to the United States when eighteen years old and settled in Hastings, where he spent the remainder of his life. His wife was Electa Snow, and their children were: Oscar, Henry E., Cornelia, Isabell, Mary and Nellie. In 1857 Henry E. went to California and engaged in mining. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. B, 3d. N. Y. Cav., served two and one half years, reenlisted in another regiment in which be received another commission and served until the close of the war. At the battle of the Wilderness he was taken prisoner and confined ten months in the Macon, Savannah and Columbia prisons. After the war he returned to the homestead of 200 acres, one half of which he purchased in 1883, where he has since resided. In 1864 he married Catharine Devendorf of Hastings, and their children are: Florence, wife of Dr. W. H. Conterman of Cleveland, N. Y.; Mary, deceased wife of Judson Clark of Syracuse; Charles; Nellie, wife of Judson Clark of Syracuse; Kittie, Fred, and Edith. Mr. Beebe is a member of Isaac Waterbury Post, has served as overseer of the poor, and is one of the Board of Excise Commissioners.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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