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Pvt Gordon Silas Beckstead
Birth: Nov. 25, 1825
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jan. 31, 1891
Preston
Franklin County
Idaho, USA

Son of Alexander Beckstead and Catherine Lince

Married Barbara Parks, 24 Aug 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Elizabeth Collings Hunsaker, 25 Apr 1856, Franklin County, Idaho

Married Susannah Luckham, 2 Nov 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

GRAVEMARKER INSCRIPTION: Born in Upper Canada, November 25, 1925. The deceased was one of the early pioneers into the western county and his adventurous life was filled with thrilling and interesting experiences. He was amongst the formost to discover gold in California, having walked across the wild trackless deserts and prairies from Council Bluffs to the Pacific Coast. He was strong and robust, brave and courageous. Was fond of hunting and an excellent marksman and furnished the party with game on the long journey. He was active as a frontierman and had narrow escapes while contending with the savage red men. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" in the Mexican war, and drew a government pension at the time of his death. His first home after marriage was on South Jordan, Utah, moving later to Brigham City, where he resided about twenty years. In May, 1883, he came to Preston, Idaho, where he lived until pneumonia caused his death Jan. 31, 1891. He was honest in his dealings, well respected and left a large family to mourn his loss.

Served as a Private of the Mormon Battalion, Company A, with first cousin Orin Mortimer Beckstead. William Ezra Beckstead, uncle to Orin and Gordon, served in Company C.

Mormon Battalion, Company A

Re-enlistment of Mormon Battalion on the expiration of their term of service, July 16, 1847 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Beckstead (1802 - 1870)
  Catherine Elinore Lince Beckstead (1807 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Collings Hunsaker Boothe (1837 - 1894)
  Susannah Luckham Beckstead (1848 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Gordon Eli Beckstead (1857 - 1945)*
  Eliza Collins Beckstead Hamson (1859 - 1930)*
  Alexander Beckstead (1864 - 1949)*
  Henry A. Beckstead (1867 - 1881)*
  Louis A. Beckstead (1869 - 1942)*
  Roger Adelbert Beckstead (1869 - 1940)*
  Silas Beckstead (1871 - 1872)*
  Francis Beckstead (1873 - 1945)*
  Mary Elizabeth Beckstead Herbert (1875 - 1935)*
  Eugene Beckstead (1878 - 1970)*
  Robert Beckstead (1883 - 1948)*
  LeRoy Hubert Beckstead (1887 - 1960)*
  Asa Clarence Beckstead (1889 - 1889)*
  William Leon Beckstead (1890 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Mariah Beckstead Egbert (1823 - 1901)*
  Gordon Silas Beckstead (1825 - 1891)
  Henry Beckstead (1827 - 1888)*
  Harriet Vernitia Beckstead Hunsaker (1831 - 1905)*
  Thomas Wesley Beckstead (1833 - 1893)*
  Lucy Ann Beckstead (1835 - 1848)*
  Emeline Beckstead Bills (1837 - 1917)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Beckstead Winward (1838 - 1890)*
  Samuel Alexander Beckstead (1840 - 1861)*
  Amanda Jane Beckstead (1843 - 1844)*
  George Washington Beckstead (1845 - 1912)*
  John Alma Beckstead (1848 - 1927)*
  Joseph Alonzo Beckstead (1850 - 1923)*
  Hyrum Beckstead (1855 - 1937)**
  Eliza Ariminta Beckstead Lee (1857 - 1923)**
  Moses William Beckstead (1857 - 1916)**
  Aaron Beckstead (1858 - 1924)**
  Catherine Lince Beckstead Foisy (1859 - 1926)**
  Fanny Kesiah Beckstead Williams (1859 - 1936)**
  Robert Beckstead (1861 - 1921)**
  Viola Janette Beckstead (1862 - 1863)**
  Margaret Beckstead Hibbard (1862 - 1944)**
  Martha Ann Beckstead Aylett (1864 - 1930)**
  Heber Alexander Beckstead (1865 - 1925)**
  Francis Albert Beckstead (1866 - 1952)**
  Ira Beckstead (1867 - 1938)**
  Evelyn Abigail Beckstead (1867 - 1867)**
  Susan Vilinda Beckstead (1868 - 1869)**
  Alexander Beckstead (1870 - 1942)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Preston Cemetery
Preston
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
 
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Record added: May 12, 2006
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