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Roswell Beebe
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1795
Hinsdale
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1856
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Lawyer and elected Mayor of Little Rock, Ark. in 1849.

Mr. Roswell was the first benefactor of the city of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. The Town of Beebe, White County, Arkansas is named after him.

He fought with Andrew Jackson in 1815 in The Battle of New Orleans.

In early 1839 Roswell acquired 240 acres of land which comprised most of Little Rock, Ar. He then went to Washington D.C. and recieved the original patent for the town of Little Rock, signed by the President.

Roswell donated the land to the state for a school and 4 blocks for a cemetery, which became Mount Holly Cemetery. He further planned the roads and streets for the city. His main attention in the 1840's was real estate. His biggest business venture being the Cairo and Fulton Railroad which came to be a big part of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad Company.

Cemetery Records and family records indicate Roswell Beebe was married three times: 1) Clarissa Eliot 19 Sep 1835, 2) Julia Mitchell Beebe Fraser. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Clarissa Eliot Beebe (1815 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  Bettie Worthen Beebe*
  Mary Frances Beebe (1838 - 1840)*
  Francois Gaiennie Beebe (1840 - 1840)*
  Emma Clarissa Beebe Martin (1841 - 1933)*
  Anna Mary Ashley Beebe (1843 - 1851)*
  Cora Frances Beebe Faust (1845 - 1881)*
  Augusta Gilbert Beebe (1846 - 1847)*
  Georgie Gordon Beebe (1849 - 1852)*
  Frazier McMillin Beebe (1850 - 1851)*
  Ida Beebe (1852 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Holly Cemetery
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: jwb
Originally Created by: Fran
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44328237
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- ghost girl
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
~ friend of Solon Borland ~
- Bill
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
War of 1812 marker dedicated 18 June 2012 by the Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812
- Sheila Beatty
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
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