Click for full size map of Northampton, Eng.
Map of Kettering
See borough #5 on the secondary map.
A copy of oil painting below is provided by George Wilson of
Belfast, N. Ireland as an example of 17th century ship design.
The copy of an oil painting below depicts the good ship
Speedwell docked in the harbor of New London, Connecticut. It
is donated by John Quibble of Morgan, Wales.
NOTE: History suggests the Speedwell
first sailed with the Mayflower in 1620, but was forced to return
to England for repairs.
In 1621 it sailed to Plymouth, MA and
then crossed the ocean several
times before 1650.
Note; One version claimed the sailors sabotaged the ship out of
fear to get
out of their agreement to sail the ship to America.
Large circle encloses Borough Kettering. Circle
left center contains Broughton, a small village current population 2,000
where Samuel and his son John were born. Circle right shows where his grandfather Thomas Beebe, born 1535, lived.
More about Thomas Beebe and family
Information kindly provided by Jim Kyle.
Thomas Beebe was born about 1535 in Borough of Kettering,
His grandson, John Beebe died 1650 during the crossing of the SS Speedwell. John
had five sons and two daughters named in his will.
One of my wife's Beebe cousins has traced back a couple more
generations before that; it's pretty much all on my WorldConnect page.
Jim Kyle, Proud Rootsweb contributor
Information kindly provided by Sharon B. Lytle and Robert
Samuel Beebe was born
in Broughton, England June 23, 1633 and d. 1712 Plum Island
He was married to Mary Keene at New London, Conn.,
probably as early as 1660, Mary, daughter of William and Agnes Keeny
was born about 1639 and died March 9, 1725, "aged about 76 or
She testified at New
London, Sept 30, 1662, as Mary Beebe, "aged about twenty-two years."
Across the bay at this time in history was New Amsterdam. In 1664 the
city was renamed New York City.
( HEAMPSTEAD's Diary,
Their children were (the order of births
are slightly speculative):
Samuel Feb 9, 1681-2 to Elizabeth
Mary 1681 to Aaron Fountain.
Agnes Oct 22, 1685 to John Daniels.
William to Ruth Rogers; had second wife Hannah
Nathaniel to Elizabeth Wheeler, Jul 2, 1697
Susanna to Thomas Crocker, as second wife, April
Jonathan to Bridget Brockway, settled in East
Mercy to Richard Tozer, April 8, 1702
Thomas to Ann Hobson, Dec. 17, 1702
Kindly provided by cousin Daryl Lytton
Going back to Samuel Beebe born in 1535; his grandson John was
in Broughton, Northampton, England.
He was the one who died on the Ship Speedwell on the crossing and
made his will onboard the ship.
In case you don't have the
date, John d. May 18 1650 aboard the SS
Speedwell, and is the grandson of Thomas b. abt 1535 England.
If you need a copy of John's
just let me know.
NOTE: John had seven children onboard, five sons and two
daughters who were named in his will.
Samuel was married to Mary Keeny (1639-1725) children Samuel,
Mary, Susannah, William, Agnes, Nathaniel, Jonathan, Mercy, Thomas.
William Beebe (1665-1750) Ruth Rogers (1667-1718) children: Joseph, Samuel, Mary, Stephen, Nathan, William, Guy, Ezekiel, Lydia.
Ezekiel Beebe (1705-1779) Hannah Rogers (1710-1770)children Hannah, Jemima, Ezekiel, James, Jerusha, Sarah, Zadock, Seth, Thomas
James Beebe (1741-1814) Ruth Brooks (1741) children Esther, Ruth, Isaac, James
NOTE: The names of all children are provided to help other
researchers of this family. Names repeated time and again are difficult
for researchers to sort out.
Our direct line in this record is Samuel, William, Ezekial, James and
This line continues below by Cousin Sue.
Thanks to Sue
who kindly provides further information on Isaac.
These are the ancestors of Isaac Beebe. The Beebe's that
married into my Day line descended from Samuel Beebe as well.
Isaac Beebe b) 1775 New London, CT. d) 1834 Jackson, MI. married - 1800 Marshall, Oneida, NY Olive Soule b) 1776 Marshall, Oneida, NY d) 1 Aug 1830
Chardon twp., Gueaga, OH.
Children: Calvin, Fanny, Isaac, Nancy, Catherine, George W, Julia, Mary, Laura
Hart, Eli, Nelson, Sally
Jul 31, 1806 a son Isaac Beebe Jr. was born at Paris, Oneida County,
N.Y. This family located to Geauga County, OH.
Marriages recorded in Geauga County, OH: Alpha-numeric characters
refer to the marriage book.
30 Jan 1822 A 179 Chardon twp.
Calvin to Submit STARR 19 Nov 1823 A 237 Chardon twp.
Olive MERRITT 17 Feb 1836 190 Parkman twp.
Mahala STEVENS 07 Jun 1829 B 125 Chardon
Isaac to Phoebe WILCOX
16 Jun 1824 A 257
Nelson to Caroline THWING 21 Jan 1849 D 239 Chardon twp.
Isaac and Phoebe raised
their children in Ohio. It is unclear if grandfather Isaac went to
Geauga, CO. He died 1834 in Johnson County, MO.
The children of Isaac and Phoebe were born in Geauga County, Ohio, and
some of them may have moved to Lee County, Iowa with their older brother
Milton M. b 1825 (3gfather)
Clarice b 1827
Alvero Nathan b 1832 (several Alveros in family.)
Nephi Espie b 1832
Enira Eunice b 1835
Isaac M b 1838 (still another Isaac)
Sarah b 1848.
NOTES: Ten years difference between births of Isaac and Sarah.
Did Phoebe die, and does Sarah have a different mother?
Nov 11, 1849 in Iowa an Isaac Beebe married a Serfe Kenny. Is this a
second wife for Isaac?
In 1889 bio Milton
M. Beebe was born in Ohio.
Geauga Co., Chardon twp. Ohio
1850 Milton came from Geauga County, Ohio, to Iowa near Keokuk, Lee County,
Iowa in 1849.
He was about 24 years old and a wagon maker by trade.
Enumerated 1850 census in Montrose Township he was newly married
and a wagon maker.
His bride, Leanah Van Ausdell was born in 1826 in Lawrence County Ohio.
Her parents were William and Polly (Hedrick) Van Ausdell, whom
born in Ohio.
Question: Was the surname Van Ausdell Dutch?
1851 Milton and Leanah located Shelby County and lived in Picune Twp. near Manteno,
Iowa between 1851 and 1857 while he was sheriff.
Although a wagon maker by trade, Milton was a successful Merchant, active in public affairs
and the elected Sheriff of Shelby County for five years.
Five children were
born between 1851 and 1860:
Luella G, (m Isaac Fouts).
Georgianna V. (m George Williamson)
Cornelius A. (m Mary Williamson) (2gfather)
Kate I. (m Henry Urfer)
Mary M. (m Marion Hawley)
They left Iowa in 1857 so Kate and Mary were born in MO or KS, between 1858
In 1857 Milton's sister Enira of Council Bluffs
Robert Dunning also moved to Wyandotte Co. Find Dunning family data
Grandma Williamson Beebe and Grandma Beebe
Pruitt told me Milton was robbed and murdered on his way home from
the Civil War. May have been about 1865.
1866 The widow Leanah with five children returned to Shelby County,
Iowa. Here the Williamson and Beebe families connect by marriage.
CASS COUNTY, MO 1895
In the joint Williamson/Beebe bio Chauncey Williamson came to the
Council Bluffs, Iowa area.
In 1869 his wife Elizabeth died at age 39 years.
In 1872 Chauncey wed the Widow Beebe.
Essentially The Beebe and Williamson children grew up in
Williamson household. Several of the Beebe and Williamson kids married
Cornelius Alvero Beebe married Mary Elizabeth Williamson.
Estimated date of marriage 1884 and the place the LDS Church in Manteno,
Shelby Co. Iowa. Elizabeth would have been 20 years old then.
Their first child was Milton who was born in Shelby County. Milton
finally married very late in life, at about the age of 60. There were no
children from that union. The remaining children were born in Belton,
Click photo to enlarge.
Names in the photo:
Milton b 1885 Shelby Co. Iowa
Floy Mable b May 25, 1887 Belton, Missouri.
Perlene b 1889 Belton, Missouri.
Rosie b 1891 Belton, Missouri.
Leonard b 1901 Gainesville, Texas.
There the Beebe family united in marriage with the Pruitt family.
the Beebe and Pruitt families lived in the Indian Nations and traveled together
as a family group in steps through Oklahoma and
eventually to Arkansas.