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  (b. 14 June 1805 Southbury, Connecticut, USA   d. 10 January 1893 Newton, Massachusetts, USA )  

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William BEECHER was born 14 June 1805 in Southbury, Connecticut, USA. William BEECHER was the child of Nathaniel BEECHER   and   Dinah SMITH

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William  married  Hannah AMMIDOWN 20 February 1827 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Hannah AMMIDOWN  was born 18 January 1806 in Charlton, Massachusetts, USA (Charlton City) (Charlton Depot).  Hannah died 28 March 1861 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville).  Hannah was the child of Luther AMMIDOWN and Hannah HOVEY.

William BEECHER died 10 January 1893 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: manufacturer, town clerk of Southbridge, representative to MA General Court

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William BEECHER married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Hannah AMMIDOWN-- Date: 20 February 1827 Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Hannah AMMIDOWN was the child of Luther AMMIDOWN and Hannah HOVEY

alternate place of marriage Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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birth1805 Birth
14 June 1805
Southbury, Connecticut, USA
1826 - William Beecher comes to Southbridge
In 1826 William Beecher, a jeweler and watchmaker, settles in Southbridge, a small town on the Massachusetts / Connecticut border. He is part of a relatively new trend - jewelers expanding into the business of spectacle making.
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marriage1827 Marriage / Partner
William BEECHER and Hannah AMMIDOWN 20 February 1827, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1828 Birth of Child
William Ammidown BEECHER was born 10 July 1828, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1830 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: William Beecher
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Page Number: 483
Affiliate Publication Number: M19
Affiliate Film Number: 68
GS Film number: 0337926
Digital Folder Number: 004411244
Image Number: 00971
1830 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1832 Birth of Child
Hannah Jane BEECHER was born 7 May 1832, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1833 - Manufacturing of Spectacles Begins
Within seven years of his arrival in Southbridge, William Beecher opens a shop above his jewelry store to manufacture spectacles. Business prospers. Beecher teaches one of his apprentices, a 14-year-old boy named Robert Cole, to craft the first steel-framed spectacles made in America... Southbridge becomes a center of the American spectacle-making industry.
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1836 Birth of Child
Nancy Ellen BEECHER was born 5 January 1836, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1837 Death of Child
Nancy Ellen BEECHER died August 1837, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1850 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: William Beecher
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status:
Race (Original):
Birthplace: Connecticut
Birth Year (Estimated): 1805
House Number: 1185
Family Number: 1267
Line Number: 20
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 345
GS Film number: 443564
Digital Folder Number: 004181064
Image Number: 00276
Household Gender Age Birthplace
William Beecher M 45 Connecticut
Hannah A Beecher F 44 Massachusetts
Hannah J Beecher F 18 Massachusetts
Hannah Amidon F 74 Massachusetts
Oakman Stearns M 32 Massachusetts
Mary C Maguire F 20 Ireland
1850 Census Ancestry (U.S.)

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1855 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts

Name: William Beecher
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1855
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Age: 50
Birth Year (Estimated): 1805
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Family Number: 382
Line Number:
GS Film number: 000953964
Digital Folder Number: 004279378
Image Number: 00053
Household Gender Age Birthplace
William Beecher M 50 Connecticut, United States
Hannah A Beecher F 49 Massachusetts, United States
Hannah Ammidown F 79 Massachusetts, United States
Sarah P King F 35 Massachusetts, United States
1855 Massachusetts Census
1861 Death of Spouse/Partner
Hannah AMMIDOWN died 28 March 1861, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1865 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: William Beecher
Age (Expanded): 60 years
Birth Year (Estimated): 1805
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Connecticut
Marital Status: Widowed
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Family Number: 144
Line Number: 2
GS Film number: 0954383
Digital Folder Number: 4286766
Image Number: 00083
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Stephen Taft M 47y Rhode Island
Joanna Taft F 40y Massachusetts
Alfred C Taft M 21y Massachusetts
Albert M Taft M 19y Massachusetts
Mary Lambert F 22y Ireland
Mary A Hill F 49y Scotland
Mary E Hill F 15y Massachusetts
Mary Hinds F 20y Ireland
Kate Conlon F 19y Ireland
Mary Brady F 27y Ireland
Ellen Donohue F 23y Ireland
William Beecher M 60y Connecticut
M K Olney M 32y Connecticut
Jane M Olney F 32y Massachusetts
Mary Lovine F 7y Massachusetts
E M Cole M 35y Massachusetts
Fannie E Cole F 25y Connecticut
Caroline S Cole F 8y Massachusetts
John Stanley M 46y Maine
S P Irwin...

1865 Massachusetts Census
Name: William Beecher
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 10 Jan 1893
Event Place: Newton, Massachusetts
Residence Place:
Gender: Male
Age: 87
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Retired mfgr.
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Southbury, Conn.
Birth Year (Estimated): 1806
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Southbridge
Father's Name: Nathaniel Beecher
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace: West Haven, Conn.
Mother's Name: Dinah Smith
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Additional Relatives:
Spouse's Name:
Reference ID: v 437 p 337
GS Film number: 961510
Frame Number:
Digital Folder Number: 4225005
Image Number: 326

'Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915,' index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ NWC9-HX3 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), William Beecher, 1893. (Mormon Genealogy Records)
William BEECHER - Grave
Oak Ridge Cemetery

William is buried at: Oak Ridge Cemetery
181 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

Added: 12/23/2013 3:22:51 PM - Updated: 6/22/2023 1:58:35 PM
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