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Charles Becknell
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Birth: 1797, Sweden
Death: Mar. 20, 1873
Stark County
Ohio, USA

Came to the U.S. as a young man. Story was that as a boy he had stowed away on a ship coming to the U.S. and was found out enroute. Instead of being "tossed overboard" as sometimes happened to stow-aways, the captain made him his cabin boy for several years. Eventually, made his way to Cumberland Co, PA where he met his wife, Anna Maria Swoveland and then to Stark County, OH where he pledged allegiance to the U.S.A and gave up his citizenship to Sweden (according to Stark County Court records). 
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  Anna Marie Swoveland Becknell (1793 - 1881)
  Sophia Becknell (1812 - 1886)*
  Daniel Becknell (1830 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Paris Township Cemetery
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Debi & Scott Morris
Record added: Aug 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95299955
Charles Becknell
Added by: Debi & Scott Morris
Charles Becknell
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My 4th-Great Grandfather
- David Cole
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013
My 4th Great Grandfather.
- Debi & Scott Morris
 Added: Aug. 13, 2012

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