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Maj Benjamin Vincennes Beckes
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1786
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1859
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA

"The first recorded civil license to marry was issued to Benjamin V. BECKES and Sarah HARBIN on 13 February 1807. Benjamin Vincennes BECKES was born 9 August 1786 to Benjamin Sr. and his wife Mary, who had come to Vincennes after 1783. He was a brother of Parmenas, the sheriff, who was killed in a duel with Dr. Edward SCULL, 6 July 1813, and the governor appointed him to serve out his brother's term in office. He was twice re-elected to that office afterwards. Benjamin V. BECKES also obtained the first divorce, 1811. It had to be granted by the General Assembly. And on 11 June 1812, he wed Elizabeth PEA, the daughter of Frederick PEA, a family held in great respect today. Benjamin was a delightful person, and a very capable leader. He served at Tippecanoe, and was a major under General Harrison in 1812. Disliking the idea of making personal enemies, he refused later calls to public office, and turned to his large farms on the Monroe City Road, near Vigo and Badollet, and specialized in raising livestock. . . . In 1856, his wife died, and on 13 January 1858 he wed the widow of Dr. John D. WOOLVERTON, who was the daughter of Dr. Elias MCNAMEE. BECKES then moved into Vincennes, and into the stately Woolverton home on the southwest corner of Second and Seminary streets. There he died 4 December 1859, and was interred aside Elizabeth PEA in Mt. Calvary Cemetery."
Source: "Old Vincennes" by Joseph Henry Vanderburgh Somes, pages 148-9. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Beckes (1753 - 1830)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Frederick Pea Beckes (1781 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  Ann Beckes Hayes (1816 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section G, behind Thomas Beckes plot
 
Created by: Robin Agarwal
Record added: Aug 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75125041
Maj Benjamin Vincennes Beckes
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My 4th great-grandfather.
- Robin Agarwal
 Added: Sep. 22, 2011
BECKES, MAJ. B. J. UNMARKED SOLDIERS GRAVES IN WAR OF 1812 IN MT. CALVARY CEMETERY SECTION-G BACK OF THOMAS BECKES LOT
- Bev
 Added: Sep. 20, 2011
 
 
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