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Lieut Ruben B Beebe
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1823
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1904
Chillicothe
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

2nd Lieutenant RUBEN B. BEEBE, Co. C, 86th Illinois

Ruben B. Beebe was born on April 22, 1824 in Hamden County, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Beebe and Lucy (Hamlin) Beebe.

Son of Charles & Lucy (Hamlin) Beebe of Connecticut, husband of Josephine Oakford, m. 1853. Civil War veteran, 2nd Lt., Co. C., 86th I.V. Inf.

From the 1880 Peoria County History
"BEEBE REUBEN B. contractor and builder, res. Chillicothe, was born in Hamden Co., Mass., April 22, 1824, and is the son of Charles Beebe and Lucy Hamlin; came west at fourteen years of age, and settled at Northampton, Peoria Co. His father was a farmer, but Mr. Beebe went to learn his trade with his brother at the age of sixteen, and afterwards worked at it for three years in Lee Co.; did some business on his own account in Dixon, Ill., and in 1851 came to Chillicothe, and established himself, since when he has done a heavy building business over a large area of country. In 1854 he married Josephine Oakford, who was born in Philadelphia in 1834, by whom he has had eight children. During the late war he enlisted in Co. C., 86th I. V. I., was elected 2nd Lieutenant, and was mustered in August 1862. He served till the February following and then resigned. (page 724)"

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name BEEBE, REUBEN B
Rank 2LT Company C Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence PEORIA CO, IL Age 39 Height 5' 10 Hair DARK
Eyes DARK Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation CARPENTER
Nativity SPRINGFIELD, HAMPDEN CO, MA

Service Record
Joined When AUG 4, 1862 Joined Where CHILLICOTHE, IL
Joined By Whom J H BATCHELDER Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks RESIGNED FEB 1, 1863 AT NASHVILLE TENN

by Baxter B. Fite III



 
 
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 Parents:
  Lucy Beebe (1790 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Oakford Beebe (1833 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Alexander G Beebe (1855 - 1902)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry C. Beebe (1811 - ____)*
  Ruben B Beebe (1823 - 1904)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chillicothe City Cemetery
Chillicothe
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section B
 
Maintained by: Baxter B. Fite III
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59782823
Lieut Ruben B Beebe
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
 
Lieut Ruben B Beebe
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Lieut Ruben B Beebe
Added by: John Melton
 
 
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Rest in Peace!
- Lois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
 
 
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