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Thomas T. Beswick


Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/5/2001 at 20:24:36

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties – 1890
Thomas T. Beswick still lives at his boyhood home, a pleasant farm on Section 23, Union Township, to the operation of which he devotes his time and energies. He was born in Washington County, Ohio, June 24, 1838, and when a lad of twelve summers came with his parents to Van Buren County. His scholastic training was rather meager, for the district schools of those days offered no superior advantages. Having remained at home until 1863, he then spent about two and a half years in farming in Nevada and California, returning by way of Nicaragua.
The first wife of Thomas Beswick was in her maidenhood Miss Eliza Fee and their marriage was celebrated in February of 1866. She was a native of Ireland, and lived only about two and a half years after her marriage, dying in May of 1868. On May 2, 1873, Mr. Beswick was joined in wedlock with Miss Kate Goodall, one of Van Buren County’s fair daughters. Unto them were born three children—Charles L.; Anna, who died in infancy; and Alethea.
Since attaining his majority Mr. Beswick has supported the Democratic Party, and has felt a deep interest in its success, but has never for himself desired public preferment. As before stated, his present home was also that of his childhood. He is now the owner of two hundred and fifty acres of highly improved land, furnished with good buildings and having one of the finest arrangements for supplying water by a wind pump, in the county. His farm is not known for its “broad acres,” but has a reputation for the neatness with which it is kept. High grades of stock are also raised thereon, and the owner is accounted one of the most successful and energetic farmers of the county. He is a representative of one of the honored families of the community, and like his father and brother is a worthy and valued citizen.
I am not related, and am only copying this for the information of those who might find this person in their family.


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