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Alanson Beers
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1808
Weston
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1853
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

1837 Alanson BEERS (1800-1853): m'd Rachel Beardsley; m2. 1852 Sarah Unknown.

Beers was born in Connecticut and became a blacksmith with the Methodist missionary reinforcements that arrived on the ship Diana in May 1837. He was a member of the board of the Oregon Institute until his death;in 1853.

Beers participated in the establishment of a Provisional Government and was involved in forming the first military organization. At the end of 1845 he helped lay out the town of Butteville with George Abernathy. He stayed on the farm after the mission was disolved. He was listed as the father of six children but mention is made that he arrived with three children.

It is assumed he was either the father of seven children and one died or else he only arrived with two children as the birth dates of only two of the children are early enough (Ellen c1834, Benjamin c1835, Abigar c1842, William c1844, Oliver c1846, Jonathan c1848).
Attached plaque from the D.A.R. reads: To Honor One Of Those Patriots Who On May 2, 1843 At Champoeg Saved The Oregon Country To This Nation. (bio by: RB) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Rachel Beardsley Beers (1812 - 1851)
  Sarah Smith Kline (1820 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Beers Parrish (1835 - 1908)*
  Oliver Beers (1845 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lee Mission Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Plot: DS-09
GPS (lat/lon): 44.94214, -123.00996
 
Created by: RB
Record added: Nov 20, 2001
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