|Lillian L. Simpson
Noted events in her life were:
1. She appeared on the census in 1870 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 1 The 1870 census recorded Jacob S. Beecher, photographer, 30, living with wife Lillian L, 19; Harry D., 3; Wayne, 9 months; and Rachel Aldswoth, domestic servant, 24. Jacob was born in Connecticut, Lillian in Virginia, and the children in Pennsylvania.
2. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: "Jacob S. Beecher was notified to appear before the Court of Common Pleas on the third Monday of September, and show cause why wife Lillian T. Beecher should not be divorced from the bonds of matrimony.", 8 Sep 1879, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3
3. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 The 1880 census recorded Lillian Beecher, widowed, 29, born in Virginia, living with her mother, Amanda Simpson, 49, born in Pennsylvania.
Lillian married Jacob Shew Beecher, son of Leman Beecher and Catherine Shew. (Jacob Shew Beecher was born on 13 Feb 1839 in , , CT 4 5 6, christened in Oct 1839 in Kent: First Congregational Church, Litchfield, CT,7 died on 30 Nov 1917 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 6 8 and was buried on 4 Dec 1917 in Wilmington: Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, New Castle, DE 6.)
1 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1325; Page: 144B; Image: 295; Family History Library Film: 552824.
2 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWJH-W8F Lillian Beecher in household of Amanda Simpson, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 410A, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T9-1171.
3 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 8 Sep 1879, page 3.
4 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Wilmington Ward 3, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: 154; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240154.
5 Family Bible of Leman Beecher - Cahterine Shew (http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.beecher/269/mb.ashx).
6 Ancestry.com, Delaware Death Records, 1811-1933, Jacob S. Beecher [indexed Bucher].
7 Ancestry.coms, Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 (Original Data: Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.), Volume 55, Kent, Connecticut. Index page 14 citing Vol. 1 page 42.
8 FamilySearch.org, United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6W5-69P Jacob S Beecher, 1907-1933.