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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 Springfield, Hamden County, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Beebe and Lucy (Hamlin) Beebe. Charles Beebe was born c. 17__ in __________, while Lucy Hamlin was born c. 1789/90 in Connecticut. Charles and Lucy were married in the early 1800's, probably around 1808/09 and probably in Connecticut. In the 1820's, they are believed to have been residing in or around Springfield, Hamden County, Massachusetts. About 1837/38, the Beebes came west to Illinois, where they settled in Peoria County, around the area of Northampton, Illinois. They, however, can not be identified in the 1840 census.
At the time of the 1850 census, Lucy is found widowed and residing in Peoria County, Illinois, with her daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Alexander Cooper, and their family;
Cooper Alex 38 M Tinner 3,000 Ky
Cooper Amelia 35 F Conn
Cooper Anna 14 F Ill
Cooper Mary 13 F Ill
Cooper Alex., Jr. 2 M Ill
Beebe Mrs. 60 F Conn

Reuben R. Bebee was married to Josephine Oakford on December 1, 1853 in Peoria County, Illinois. Josephine was born on October __, 1833 in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of

The children born to Ruben Beebe and Josephine (Oakford) Beebe include;
1. Alexander C. Beebe, born January __, 1855 in Peoria County, Illinois. Alexander C. Beebe died on ___________ __, 1902 and his mortal remains were laid in the Chillicothe City Cemetery in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 59782817.

2. Edward Beebe, born c. 1857/58 in Illinois.

3. Harry C. Beebe, born May 19, 1861 in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois. Harry died on April 13, 1933 in Orange City, Volusia County, Florida, where he was a resident, at the age of 71y 10m 24d. Harry was married to Addie F. Cole in 18__. Harry's occupation on his death record is listed as Mill Work and his mortal remains were laid in the Hollywood Cemetery in Orange City, Volusia County, Florida. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 18042198.

4. Louis T. Beebe, born July 20, 1864 in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois. Louis was married to Hayme ____________. Louis died on October 16, 1933 in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois. His parents are listed as Reuben Beebe, who was born in Conn., and Josephine Oakford, who was born in Philadelphia, Penn. Louis' occupation is listed as Proprietor Pkg. Co. and his residence as East St. Louis, St. Clair, Ill. for the last 34 Years. Louis' mortal remains were laid in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois on October 19, 1933. See his Find A Grave Memorial # 130494656.

5. Berton Beebe, born January 8, 1867 in Illinois. Berton died on December 27, 1938 and his mortal remains were laid in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 130494657.

6. Carrie Beebe, born January 23, 1870 in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois. Carrie is believed never to have married. Carrie died on December 18, 1933 in East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois. Carrie's occupation at the time of her death is listed as a school teacher. Her mortal remains were laid in St. Clair twp., St. Clair, Ill.

7. Florence Beebe, born c. 1872/73 in Illinois.

8. Nellie Beebe, born c. 1875/76 in Illinois.

At the time of the 1860 census, Ruben and his brother, Henry C. Beebe, and their families are found residing in the village of Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois, in households 504 and 505;
Beebe Reuben 29 Carpenter 600 600 CT
Beebe Josephine 25 VT
Beebe Alexander 5 IL
Beebe Edward 2 IL
Beebe Henry 49 Carpenter 200 50 CT
Beebe Sarah 39 OH
Beebe Richard 19 Laborer IL
Beebe Lucy 17 IL
Beebe Alonzo 14 IL
Beebe Jane 12 IL
Beebe Addison 11 IL
Beebe Alice 6 IL
Beebe Levina 2 IL




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

At the time of the 1870 census, Ruben and his family are found in Chillicothe Township of Peoria County, Illinois;
Beebe R. B. 47 M Carpenter 1,000 500 Connecticut
Beebe Josephine 41 F Pennsylvania
Beebe Alexander 16 M Illinois
Beebe Edward 12 M Illinois
Beebe Harry 9 M Illinois
Beebe Louis 6 M Illinois
Beebe Burton 3 M Illinois
Beebe Carrie 4/12 F Illinois Jan. 1870

At the time of the 1880 census, Ruben and his family are found in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois;
Josephine Beebe Self F 46 Pennsylvania
Alexander Beebe Son M 25 Illinois
Bertie Beebe Son M 13 Illinois
Carrie Beebe Daughter F 10 Illinois
Florence Beebe Daughter F 7 Illinois
Nellie Beebe Daughter F 4 Illinois
William Story Other M 42 England
Catharine Oakford Mother F 79 Pennsylvania

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)"

At the time of the 1900 census, Ruben Beebe and his family are found in Chillicothe Township Chillicothe city Ward 1-3, Peoria County, Illinois, where he is a House Carpenter;
Reuben B Beebe Head M Apr 1824 76 Massachusetts
Josephen O Beebe Wife F Oct 1833 67 Pennsylvania
Alexander C Beebe Son M Jan 1855 45 Illinois
Carrie Beebe Daughter F Jan 1870 30 Illinois
Florence Beebe Daughter F Apr 1873 27 Illinois
Nellie O Beebe Daughter F Oct 1876 24 Illinois
Henry J Beebe Grandson M Jul 1886 14 Illinois

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Beebe family, who might be able to add to the biographical information that we have on Reben B. Beebe and the Beebe family. Baxter would also like to see copies of ANY photographs of Ruben Beebe, which have survived the years, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave Memorial for all to see and enjoy.)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Lucy Hamlin Beebe (1790 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Oakford Beebe (1833 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Alexander G Beebe (1855 - 1902)*
  Harry C Beebe (1861 - 1933)*
  Louis T Beebe (1864 - 1933)*
  Berton Beebe (1867 - 1938)*
  Carrie Beebe (1870 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry C. Beebe (1811 - ____)*
  Abigail Amelia Beebe Cooper (1815 - 1896)*
  Lucinda Beebe Heaton (1818 - 1885)*
  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
Added by: John Melton
 
Lieut Ruben B Beebe
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
 
 
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Rest in Peace!
- Lois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
 
 
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