Biography of Royal S. Beede
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Beede, Royal S., Hopkinton, was born in Lawrence, August 1,1838. He is a son of Manasah, whose father was Jonathan Beede, of New Hampshire, who died in Vermont after a residence there of many years. Manasah was born in Orange, Vt., March 23, 1807, and there married Mehetabie S. Carpenter, and had two sons, Royal S. being the only survivor. Mr. Beede came to Lawrence in 1836! and there spent Ins days, though he died in Hopkinton, April 12, 1881. His wife died in 1840. Royal S. was reared on the farm, and in 1864 came to his present residence, comprising 160 acres, where he has since resided, keeping twenty cows and following general farming. He also has a hop yard of three acres. it. S. Beede built the first silo in town in August, 1887, he also operates a red sandstone quarry located on his farm. Mr. Beede is a Republican in politics and has served as highway commissioner. He is a member of Elk Lodge, F. & A. M., of Nicholville, and he and family attend and support the Congregational church, of which his wife is a member. March 30, 1864, he married Honora Desmond a native of Merimishee, St. Johns, New Brunswick, born February 1, 1842, and a daughter of Thomas and Bridget (Power) Desmond, the former of County Cork, and the latter of County Waterford, Ireland. Mr. and Mrs. Beede have two Sons: Fayette W., a resident of Keene, Essex county, who married, December 10, 1889, Jennie I., daughter of John Lindsay, of this town, and they have one son, Royal L. Earl D., second son of our subject, resides at home. Mrs. Beede possesses more than ordinary ability and taste for literary work, and has been a regular correspondent for the Potsdam Herald, Courier, Freeman, Adirondack News, Norwood News, the Rural New Yorker, etc., and was awarded first prize in the woman's department in 1892. She was educated in Lawrenceville Academy, and for a number of years was a successful teacher.

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