|Subject:||John Beckwith family|
|Post Date:||April 11, 2001 at 14:26:27|
|Forum:||Wayne County, NY Genealogy Forum|
Looking for information on the Beckwith's of Wayne county New York. I have a James Mandeville Beckwith born July 29, 1838 in Fairville NY father - John Beckwith. James lived around Wayne county for quite a few years. He married Helen A. Williams and had four children one of which was Albert M. Beckwith born 1867 Newark, NY Wayne County. Around 1888 they moved to Streator, Illinois where James was a prominent harness maker. He and Helen both are buried in Riverview Cemetery in Streator IL.
I have found an 1867 directory (on USGenWeb Wayne County) for two John Beckwith's in that were in the Harness making business. One was in Palmyra township and the other was in Fairville. I have also found many Beckwith's buried in the cemeteries around there but do not know how they are all related. I would appreciate any information anyone can provide. Thank you.