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(About 1721-1798)
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William W. Beecher

Sarah Maria Guthrie 2

  • Born: 13 Sep 1808, Mercersburg, Franklin, PA 2 3
  • Marriage: William W. Beecher on 26 Jul 1828 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD 1
  • Died: Before 1870, , , MD 4 5

   Other names for Sarah were Maria Gutherie,6 Maria Guthrie 3 and Maria Guthry.7 8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in , Loudoun, VA. 9 Wm Beacher, physician, 49, was living with wife Maria, 42; Margaret, 15; Marian, 12; Uservena 8; and Wm. 5. Both parents were born in Pennsylvania, and the children in Maryland. [The census page does not identify the location within the county.]

2. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Havre de Grace, Harford, MD. 2 Wm W Beecher, apothecary, 58, was living with wife Sarah M., 50; Margaret, 20; Maria, 19; Eusebia, 16; William G., 12; and Jacob G., 8. The parents and Jacob were born in Pennsylvania, the other children in Maryland. William's real estate was worth $100. The post office was Harve de Grace.

Sarah married William W. Beecher, son of Samuel Beecher and Barbara Winterode, on 26 Jul 1828 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD.1 (William W. Beecher was born on 10 Aug 1801 in Germany Twp., Adams, PA 3 10 11, christened on 1 Nov 1801 in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA and died on 12 Oct 1881 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They have conflicting marriage information of 31 Jul 1828 and , Washington, MD. 3 It is possible their marriage license was issued on 26 Jul and they were actually married on 31 Jul.


1 Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp, Maryland Marriages, 1667-1899. (Provo, UT:, 2000-. Original data.).

2 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace, Series: M653 Roll: 476 Page: 81.

3 Guthrie, Laurence Rawlin, American Guthrie and allied families : lineal representations of the colonial Guthries of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, some post-revolutionary emigrants and of some allied families (Chambersburg, Pa.: Kerr Print. Co., c1933, 791 pgs.), Page 189.

4 1800 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore 20th Ward Precinct 5, Family History Library Film 1254505, NA Film Number T9-0505, Page 466D.

5 1870 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore (city), Baltimore, Roll: M593_576; Page: 106.

6 Letter from Craig Bennett (On file at the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.
Mar 11 1972 letter from Craig M. Bennett, 31 Meeting St, Charleston Sc 29401, to Vice Admiral William Gordon Beecher of Alexandria, VA, describing the antique hand-painted fracturs cica 1800 proving birth of Samuel to father Henry Büger in possession of Craig, a descendent., March 11, 1972.

7 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 16, 2005
Items 1-2 Records of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Maryland Miller, Louise L.
Item 3 Records of Zion Reformed Church of Hagerstown, Maryland Miller, Louise L.), Batch #: C320976, Source Call #: 0859283 IT 1-2, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1767 - 1885.

8 Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 (, Samuel Guthry Beecher, 07 Jun 1830; citing reference p. 264, FHL microfilm 859283.

9 1850 United States Census, Virginia, Loudoun County, Unknown, Series: M432 Roll: 957 Page: 291.

10 1840 United States Census, Maryland, Washington County, Clear Spring, Series: M704 Roll: 171 Page: 162.

11 1830 United States Census, Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown, Series: M19 Roll: 58 Page: 197.

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