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Martha Raymer Beck
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1846
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1909
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

There is some confusion as to Martha's maiden name. It may have been Raymer or it may have been McFarland. Her husband Samuel Sprankle Beck's pension records show that she was married first to Clark Mogle and then to him, indicating that neither Raymer nor McFarland was the name of a husband.

Her tombstone, death certificate, the 1850 census (Ringgold Twp., Jefferson Co.), the 1860 census (New Bethlehem Borough, Clarion Co.), the 1870 census (Ringgold Twp., Jefferson Co.), and son Earl's death certificate indicate her maiden name was Raymer (or a spelling variation). Analysis of these items suggests that Martha could be the daughter of Jacob Raymer by an unknown first wife who died before 1850.

On the other hand, an announcement in the newspaper when she married Clark Mogle refers to her as Mattie McFarland. Samuel Beck wrote on a form in his pension documents that his wife's name was "Matie Mcfarlin." Daughter Nettie's death certificate shows that her maiden name was Martha McFarland. There is a Mattie McFarland on the 1850 & 1860 censuses in Ringgold Twp., Jefferson Co. Analysis of these items suggests that Martha could be the daughter of Robert & Susan McFarland.

Sometimes people are double enumerated on censuses. Could it be that she was born a McFarland but raised by Jacob Raymer? We don't know. If you do, please contact us.

Her maiden name nothwithstanding, Martha married twice: (1) Thomas Clark ("Clark") Mogle, 4 Jul 1879; and (2) Samuel Sprankle Beck, 14 Jun 1883, Frostburg, Perry Twp., Jefferson Co., PA.

Martha & Samuel had two children: Nettie L. and Wilbert Earl ("Earl").

She died in N. Mahoning Twp., Indiana Co., PA. Note that the year of birth on Martha's tombstone is not correct.
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  Samuel Sprankle Beck (1825 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship

1856 - 1909

Round Top Church Cemetery
Trade City
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Margaret Sopp
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63721519
Martha <i>Raymer</i> Beck
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