Beckwith Family Collection



Accession #:
1988-01-0
Category:
Collections of Papers
Date:
between 1767 and 1972
Collection:
Beckwith Family Collection
Held at:
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, Connecticut
Size:
15 linear feet
Description:
The Beckwith Family Collection (1988-01-0) consists of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, military records, diaries, photographs, and other records. Dr. Josiah Gale Beckwith (1803-1871) was born in Standford, N. Y. After graduating from Union College, he studied medicine at the Albany Medical College and settled in Litchfield in 1829. He married Jane Maria Seymour (1811-1868) in 1831 and they had five children: Jane (1833-1837), Elizabeth (1835-1896), Josiah (1838-1911), Sarah (1840-1928), and George (1841-1890). Jane Seymour (1811-1868) was a daughter of Moses Seymour Jr. (1774-1826) of Litchfield. Dr. and Mrs. Beckwith resided in the house Mrs. Beckwith's father built in 1817 on South St. The house was occupied by succeeding generations of Beckwiths. Dr. Beckwith was a successful ...
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