Biography of Samuel Beebe
Potter County, PA Biographies

SAMUEL BEEBE, pension agent and notary public, Oswayo, was born in Columbus, Chenango Co., N. Y., May 22, 1827, a son of Stephen and Dorcas (Church) Beebe, who settled in Alfred, Allegany Co., N. Y., in 1839, and lived and died there. From eight years of age Samuel Beebe was reared in Allegany county, and was educated in the common schools at Spring Mills, Allegany Co., N. Y. He began life as a farmer, and for six years was proprietor of a woolen factory in Independence, N. Y. In 1867 he located at Oswayo, and carried on mercantile business for one year, since which time he has been engaged in his present business. In September, 1847, he married Dorothy, daughter of Philo and Mary (Darling) Colvin, of Independence, N. Y. They have six children: Eber J., Gaylord C., Clara A. (Mrs. William L. Campbell), Prentice W., Joel H. and John S. Mr. Beebe was justice of the peace in Independence, N. Y., for twenty years, and filled the same position in Oswayo for fifteen years. He was appointed associate judge of Potter county to fill a vacancy, and served one year; was county auditor three years. Politically he was formerly a Whig, and has been a stanch Republican since the organization of the party.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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