Bio: Beebe, J. D. (1881)

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Surnames: Beebe, Snow, Denhart, Bassett, Rickard

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 339

J. D. BEEBE, of the firm of J. D. Beebe & Co., grocers. Was born in Randolph, Orange Co., Vt., Jan. 2, 1821. Moved to Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in 1836. Lived there until he came to Monroe, Green Co., Wis., in 1860. Came to Augusta, in the Spring of 1881. He was married in Massena, N. Y., in November, 1843, to Amanda Snow. She died in the Spring of 1849, leaving two children, Gertrude, now Mrs. Henry Denhart of Pipestone Co., Minn., and Gelsomina, now Mrs. John Bassett, of Augusta, Wis. Mr. Beebe was married to his present wife, in Massena, in September, 1849; her maiden name was Polly Rickard. They have three children óJohn F., Charles F., and Laura, all now residing in Augusta. Mr. B. enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Co. B, 31st Wis. V. L.; served until June, 1865. He was in all the engagements of his command except the last one, near Goldsboro, N. C., March 19, 1865; at that time he was detailed for duty as saddler, and consequently was not in the engagement. He has been engaged in the boot and shoe business ever since he came to Wisconsin. In the Spring of 1881, he also engaged the present business, with his son Charles F. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

 


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