Biography of George Beebe
Yates County, NY Biographies





Beebe, George, born in Albany County, became a resident of Penn Yan when about twenty four years of age. He was employed by Timothy Brigden in a carriage shop which stood where the present large Beebe factory is now located. In 1872 the plant burned, after which Mr. Beebe bought the land and erected new buildings. For a time W. H. Whitfield was a partner in the business of carriage manufacturing. The firm of Beebe, Whitfield & Co. continued eleven years and then dissolved, Mr. Beebe since conducting the business. His chief manufactures are carriages and speeding carts. He furnishes employment to about twenty five hands. The works are in Jacob street in Penn Yang village. In 1862 George Beebe enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty eighth New York Volunteer Infantry, and served three years. In March, 1857, at Mohawk, N. Y., he married Ann Eliza Woolever, by whom he had two sons. Ann E. Beebe died in 1878. In 1879 he married Susan M. Nelson, of Little Falls. One child has been born of this marriage.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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