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Peter [LeRoy] Beckett was born in Liverpool or Dover, England on 20 April 1831 and died on 8 April 1902 at Lansing, Michigan and married 19 April 1860 to Mary Ellen Durham at Philadelphia, PA. They had at least ten children among them, Susan Katherine Victoria Beckett, born 31 Dec. 1860 Philadelphia, PA. and died 28 June 28, 1937 Conneaut Lake, PA. and married 1879, George Weldon Phelps, born 15 Sept. 1860 and died 26 Jan. 1942 Conneaut Lake, PA. Please help with my connection to England. You can E-mail me at: email@example.com
Calamise Beckett born 1820 in Kentucky married Eliza Jane Mciturff
12 children as follows
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I was just surfing around when I found your site - I am Christine Adams Beckett of Manhattan, NY. My husband is Mark Damon Beckett, and my son, Samuel Adams Beckett (he's 10 months old!) Anyhow, I haven't even begun a geneology - just curious and thought I'd drop a line. Mark's father is Charles Robert; I don't know him all that well, as he is divorced from mark's mother. But he lives in Huntingon, WV and is the son of a Grace and Robert (?) They resided there also. Anyway, thanks for your time. You've motivated to get this started for my son.
Muriel Beckett lived in Hollnad Park Brisbane Qeendland Australia. Gave birth to George Beckett 8th Feb.1904. Do not know fathers name. Would like to find out nay information.
My Grandmother was Hattie May Beckett born on 6/16/1882 in Arkansas. She died on 8/22 in 1944 in Oroville, CA. She had 8 children. Hattie's father's name was Albert Beckett. I would like more information on him. I live in Northern California and would love to correspond with new found "cousins".
My grandfather Thomas B Beckett was born in Verulam,Natal, South Africa in 1900 his father arrived I think from the UK late 1800's Do you have any leads I may follow Kind regards Trevor Beckett firstname.lastname@example.org
Descendants of Thomas Beckett, Newfield House, Upper Ballinderry, Barony of Upper Massereene, County Antrim, Ireland 1690-2002 3006 Entries http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SRCH&db=upperballinderry&surname a’ Becket, Inc. Collected and Compiled by Ralph J. Beckett Rjbeckett@aol.com BALLINDERRY Ballinderry means "The Town of The Oak Wood."
Descendants of Thomas Beckett, Newfield House, Upper Ballinderry, Barony of Upper Massereene, County Antrim, Ireland 1690-2002 3006 Entries http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi op=SRCH&db=upperballinderry&surname a’ Becket, Inc. Collected and Compiled by Ralph J. Beckett Rjbeckett@aol.com BALLINDERRY Ballinderry means "The Town of The Oak Wood."
William Beckett was born in England. He married February 17, 1830 to Elyabeth Davis or Davies, in Sandbach, Cheshire County, England. Issue: 1. i. James William Beckett b.12-13-1836 d.11-9-1914 ii. Louisa McCrory b.1842 d.1906 m. Clayton McCrory (1839-1880) In 1880, after the death of Clayton, Louisa McCrory, age 37, native of England, was living in the home of James & Catherine Beckett in Glenwood. It is thought she was a sister of James. The McCrorys are buried near James in the Glenwood town cemetery. SECOND GENERATION 1. James William Beckett, son of William & Elyabeth (Davis) Beckett, was born December 13, 1836 in Cheshire County, England. "At an early day" he came to New York City, N.Y., working as a butler in New York City. According to family tradition, James met and married Catherine Kelley there. One version related by granddaughter Naomi Page in the 1970's said that Catherine came over to America on a boat that also contained James Beckett, they marrying in New York City harbor. Another story says that Catherine was 15 years old and she emigrated with her brother John and sister Anna. It's possible both stories are partly true. The passenger list of the ship Jeremiah Thompson, which arrived from Liverpool, England at New York City on April 18, 1861, contained the following passengers from Ireland: John Kelley age 20, Catherine Kelley 19 and Hannah Kelley, 21. This matches up very well with the family tradition passed down for 139 years. Hannah Kelley is most likely the full name of "Anna Kelley". The ship, which carried 185 passengers, was commanded by Charles H. Blake. One infant died on the voyage. Catherine's tombstone says she was born in 1843. The 1880 census of Rush County says she was 37 years old (born about 1843). In New York City, according to Naomi Page, James worked as a butler while Catherine worked as a cook. A story handed down to Margaret (Pearsey) Owens (1914-1999) related that James and Catherine Beckett worked in a Jewish household in New York City. The mistress of the house had a habit of checking the pans in Catherine's kitchen for dirt, which Catherine didn't like. James' obituary referred to him as "James H. Beckett" and a small tombstone next to his own, marked "J.H.B." indicate that he may have also had a middle initial of "H". The following Civil War muster roll record may pertain to James. On November 16, 1864, James H. Becket enlisted at Indianapolis, Indiana in Co. E of the 43rd Indiana Infantry. This regiment never left Indianapolis, which is where this James H. Becket deserted, on January 29, 1865. It is unknown if this is our James Beckett, but it seems likely for several reasons. James was an unmarried male, age 27 in November 1864 and if he was living in Indiana, he would have been a likely candidate to be drafted if he didn't enlist. He was living in Indiana in 1866 as that is the place of birth given for his son James. Lastly, in 1868, he was living in New Palestine, Indiana, about 20 miles southeast of Indianapolis. On October 29, 1868, he purchased lot #10 in Durbin's Addition of Vienna (now called Glenwood), Indiana for $71 from Samuel S. Durbon. This was in eastern Rush County. On June 7, 1869 he purchased an adjacent lot from Durbon. Since his daughter Anna was born in New Palestine, Indiana in December 1868, it doesn't appear he settled there immediately. James Beckett purchased lot #10 in Smith's Addition from David B. Smith, on April 23, 1878. He gave this lot to his wife on March 1, 1896. Catherine Beckett apparently went into business for herself as on February 17, 1899, she and son William Beckett purchased lots 12 and 14 in Glenwood and a 35 acre plot of land in section 33, from Andrew Patterson, for $675. The 35 acres was told by Catherine and William to Marshall Hinchman Jr. on September 29, 1919 for $2000. James Beckett worked for the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad, becoming a section foreman. James wrote his will on July 29, 1913, leaving everything to his wife, who he appointed administrix. On November 9, 1914, he died in Glenwood of pneumonia, being buried in the town cemetery. Catherine Beckett wrote her will on March 27, 1916, leaving everything to her son William Beckett, to be administered by a trustee, Alfred Chew. Chew was also appointed executor of the will. Catherine suffered a stroke on January 2, 1922, dying at 7 p.m. that night of the effects of paralysis. After a funeral conducted in her home by Rev. Francis Schaub, priest of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rushville, Catherine was buried by the side of her husband. Issue: i. James William Beckett b.1866 d.10-8-1925 Unmarried, Bill Beckett died in Glenwood, Indiana. The family of his niece Anna Mae Baker lived with him. Bill died of acute heart trouble. 2. ii. John "Jack" Beckett b.7-24-1867 d.1946 3. iii. Anna Beckett b.12-17-1868 d.9-30-1927 iv. Thomas Beckett b.1-21-1871 d.2-17-1871 v. Jennie Beckett b.4-6-1873 d.2-18-1890 m.6-11-1888 William M. Holden (Rush Co. In.) Child: Annie Mae Holden m. Isaac M. Baker vi. Catherine E. Beckett b.1875 d.January 1952 m.5-16-1892 Simon G. Williams (Rush Co. In.) Resided Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1915-1928. Child: George Richard Williams b.1-7-1894 d.8-28-1915 Buried Glenwood. vii. Mary Beckett b.1877 m.12-1-1891 Frank Johnson (Rush Co. In.) Resided Indianapolis, Indiana 1922-25, Rush Co. In. 1928. THIRD GENERATION 2. John Beckett was born on July 24, 1867 in Indiana to James and Catherine (Kelley) Beckett. He married on July 16, 1886 to Mary McNutt in Shelby County, Indiana. After living in Marion County, Indiana in 1891, he moved to Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana where he lived until after 1900, moving then to Dayton, in Montgomery County, Ohio. "Jack" Beckett worked as an iron molder, having his own steel factory in Dayton. He was living there in 1925. John died in 1946. Children: i. Eva Beckett b.5-23-1887 d.2-17-1888 ii. Charles McNutt Beckett b.11-28-1888 m.9-10-1914 Mina E. McCormack (Detroit, Mi.) iii. Ethel Katherine Beckett b.6-10-1891 d.3-27-1962 m.5-14-1910 Vernon Hudson (Delaware Co. In.) (1910-59) Ethel died in Muncie, Indiana, being buried in the Elm Ridge Cemetery there. iv. Ruth Beckett b.12-17-1893 m.May 1915 Fred Littlefield m. February 1928 Oscar D. Grubbs (Detroit, Mi.) v. James Beckett b.10-20-1898 d.December 1969 m.February 1920 Rose La Voda (Tulsa, Ok.) (1901-81) vi. Harold Beckett b.6-25-1900 d.March 1973 m.5-21-1921 Merle Mauring (Delaware Co. In.) (1900- Harold died at Randalls Town, Maryland. 3. Anna Beckett was born December 17, 1868 in New Palestine, Indiana to James and Catherine (Kelley) Beckett. New Palestine is in Shelby County. On February 20, 1886 in Shelby County, Anna had married Louis W. "Howard" Howery, who later died. He pushed a pregnant Anna down a flight of stairs while in a state of drunkeness, causing her to lose the baby. Another baby, Bessie A. Howery, born in October 1886, died May 3, 1887 in Shelby County. Anna was the daughter of Roman Catholics, but had never been confirmed. On February 27, 1889 in Rushville, Indiana, Anna Howery remarried to Frank Pearsey, born September 3, 1867 in Rush County, Indiana to George and Mary (Boblett) Pearsey. Frank and Anna Pearsey moved to Marion, Indiana shortly after their marriage, where he learned the trade of barbering. A financial depression, known as the "Panic of 1897", caused Frank to move his family to Indianapolis, that same year. He moved into a house at 221 S. West Street (now the rear of the RCA Dome). Frank got a job as an iron molder at the National Malleable and Castings Co., which made castings for farm implements and machinery. It was located in Haughville, a west side neighborhood which was annexed to Indianapolis in March, 1897. In 1899, Frank moved to Haughville. His family had it rough during their first few years there, renting different houses in the area of 16th and Warman Avenue. In 1904, Frank Pearsey built a home at 1350 N. Warman Avenue. Frank, who was a foreman at the "Malleable", suffered a hernia and had to retire in 1927. He fell back on his training as a barber and opened up a one chair shop in the front room of his home. Haircuts were 15 cents. Frank, who was a self taught fiddle player, played while hoedowns were held in the shop for friends. Frank had a severe drinking problem that vexed his family. Many nights, his son Paul had to bring him home after finding him lying in the gutter, sometimes after being in the snow all night long. Anna tried to deter him by shaming Frank, but it didn't work. Once, Anna had set a fancy table for Christmas dinner, which Frank kicked over after coming home drunk. By an amazing coincidence, his father George had done the same thing during a fit of drunkeness one Christmas. On another occasion, Frank came home with a china commode on his head that he had won at a carnival. He couldn't get it off and Anna took him out back and broke it by hitting the commode with a hammer. Anna Pearsey was remembered as a goodhearted woman who was gentle, but would not take sass from her children, saying, "Shut up, or I'll box your jaw." She died of dropsy on September 30, 1927 and was buried in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis after a service held in her home. Frank was urged to join his daughter Mary in California in the spring of 1928, which he did. He packed his things on Mary's Whippet and drove off, as the neighbors waved from the sidewalk. In Glendale, California, he opened a larger barbershop, called the "Rimpau Barbershop." Frank continued barbering until a few weeks before he died, on May 4, 1949 in Los Angeles. He was buried in Washington Park. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a 32nd degree Mason