Civil War Union Co. K 10th Infantry Reg. Conn. Vols.
Harley enlisted as a Corporal on Sept. 19th 1861. He was Promoted to Full Private on Dec. 18, 1863. (Reduced to ranks) MO Co. K, 10th Infantry Reg. Ct. Oct. 7, 1864. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ( This is in capital letters) He was an engineer, probably requested to step down as Corp. to lessen his responsibilities.
1850 census New Haven, Ct. John E. Beecher 47 Sea Captain Jennette age 47 Emily T. 20 *John H. 14 Mary P. 12 all born Ct.
1850 census Haddam, Middlesex Co., Ct. Lyman R. Bailey 41 male Stonecutter, Ct. Olivia C. 41 female Ct. Rosetta R. 15 female Ct. Clarisa M. 11 female Ct. Ann J. 10 female Ct.
1860 census New Haven, N.H. Co., Ct. 3rd Ward Page 330B Listed as "Bucher"
Harley Beecher 25 Railroad Fireman his 1st wife Rosalia 22 their son Edwin 9/12 their daughter Olivia 6 (Sarah Olivia m. Mitchel E. Eckler They had a son, William Beecher Eckler) also Lyman Bailey 56 his wife Olivia 52 (They appear to be Rosalia's parents.) Jordon A. Peaster 52 Male Blacksmith Ct. Angelina 19 female Ma. Georgiana 2 female Ct. Caroline Pauline 35 female Seamstress Eng. Willie 3 male Va.
1870 census Bridgeport, Fairfield Co. Ct. Hawley 38 Engineer on locomotive his 2nd wife Jennie 31 his daughter Sarah 16 also Charles Joyce 19 apprentice to carpenter (Charles is listed in the 1880 census as living in Meriden, Ct.) All listed as born in Ct.
1880 census Manhatten, N. Y. Hawley Beecher 45 Engineer Jenny Beecher 39
Head of Household is Edward Elliott, 29 also an Engineer his mother Mary Elliot 47 her daughter Mary Elliot 21 Several other boarders encluding David Thomas 23 N. J., works on N. Hansen R.R. Robert Sloane 29 Scotland, works on Hudson R.R.R.
1890 New York City Directory Harley J. Beecher Engineer, lives at 435 W. ??
1891 OR 92 Civil War Pension records He filed for a pension in N. Y., he was an invalid. his residence is listed as New Haven, Ct.
Family Search -- Benjamin Beecher & Wealtha Parmalee are listed as John Edward Beecher's parents, Jeannette Thompson as his wife.
Harley/Harley Beecher is buried very close, probably in the same plot, to my ancestors, Jane (Goff) Bailey, Norton and Nettie (Clark) Merriman. Barb
Hale Index and Photo taken by Jan Franco, Meriden, Ct. Library Historian. Photo scanned by Carol P. Many, many thanks!