Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1766-1825
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Brief Description:

The Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1985-52-0, consists of deeds, quit claims and two indentures from his time in Litchfield and Hartford, Connecticut.

Col. Miles Beach was born in 1742 in Goshen, Connecticut to Adna and Hannah Miles Beach.  Beginning sometime before 1771 until 1785, Beach was a silversmith in Litchfield with a shop on North Street.  In 1785 he relocated to Hartford, where he continued in his trade with various partners until his death in 1828.  While in Hartford he was also the first chief of the volunteer fire company, from 1789-1805.  He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Beach was married twice, first to Abigail Hopkins, who died in 1781, and then to Sarah Butler who died in 1840.  He had children by both wives.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1985-52-0
Created by: Col. Miles Beach (1742-1825)
Volume: 3.0 Folders
Acquired: 07/00/1985.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Beach, Miles
Deeds - Connecticut - Litchfield
Indentured servants - Connecticut - Litchfield
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Neil D. Josephson, M.D.  Purchase
PreferredCitation: Col. Miles Beach Papers (1985-52-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.