Biography of Jedediah Beeman
Franklin County, VT Biographies





Beeman, Jedediah, son of Joseph who was the son of Joseph, was born in Warren, Conn., and moved to Fairfax, Vt., where he died at the age of eighty eight. He participated at Plattsburgh in the War of 1812. He married Polly Osgood, who died at Fairfax, Vt., at the age of ninety five. They had six children: Lucy, Polly, Nancy, Clara, Munroe, and Hubbard. The latter was born in North Fairfax, Vt., June 11, 1807, and died at the age of seventy five. He was by occupation a farmer, and was captain of two companies to defend the lines between the United States and Canada. He married Rhoda Stratton, of Fairfax, Vt., daughter of Sheldon and Hannah Stratton, of Cambridge, Vt. She died in Swanton in December, 1889, at the age of seventy six. Their children were: Phebe, who married Rev. W. T. Stearns, a preacher for many years; they have one son, Clinton B. Sheldon, a resident of St. Albans, who has been foreman in the railroad car shops twenty five years. Rev. Jedediah Durkee Beeman, born November 26, 1835, is a native of Fairfax, Vt., and graduated from the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Conn., in 1864. He has preached several years, served as presiding elder, and is now president of the Vermont Methodist Seminary at Montpelier, Vt. Orris P. Beeman, born in Fairfax, Vt, December 8, 1840, served in the late war in Company B, First Vermont Cavalry, under Capt. William Beeman, and was killed July 3, 1863, on Little Round Top Mountain at the battle of Gettysburg. He was commissary sergeant at the time of his death. Leonard L. Beeman, born in Fairfax, Vt., March 12, 1849, is now a Methodist minister at Brookfield, Mass. He graduated from the Methodist Seminary at Montpelier, Vt., and from the Wesleyan University at Middletown, Conn. He went from there to the Methodist Episcopal Theological School at Boston, and in 1876 commenced preaching, which he has continued up to the present time. Wither H. Beeman, born January 25, 1853, died at the age of nineteen. George W. Beeman was born in Fairfax, Vt., December 19, 1845, came to Swanton, Vt., in October, 1887, and married Debbie I., daughter of Lorenzo and Paulina (Carroll) Marvin, of Fairfield, Vt. His children are Roscoe H., Mina R., and Ethel P. Mr. Beeman is now superintendent and manager of the Beeman Brothers Manufacturing Company at Swanton, Vt., his son Roscoe H. being bookkeeper for the same concern.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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