|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1856|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1924|
New York, USA
Other Children: Donald Luke and Marion W.
BEECHER, FARY BUCHANAN, educator, lawyer, was born June 2, 1856, in Steuben county, N. Y. He received his education in the common schools and at Rogersville Union seminary. For several years he was engaged in educational work, and became principal of the Atlanta Union Free school. For five years he was a Justice of the peace; and is now a successful lawyer of Atlanta, N. Y. He is a prominent member of various orders. He has also contributed both prose and verse, as well as law articles, to current literature.
Source: Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography page 98
Fary Buchanan BEECHER Biography
Fary Buchanan Beecher, a leading lawyer of Atlanta, Steuben county, is also a prominent Democrat of this section of the state, and has demonstrated his reliability, as well as merited popularity in the community, by his many years of service as justice of the peace. A native of Fremont township, he was born on 2nd of June, 1856, and is the son of Randall F. and Statira (Sandford) Beecher. The father, who was born June 4, 1814, after receiving a thorough education, according to the standard of his day, adopted veterinary and agricultural matters as his life work. In 1835 he settled in Howard township, where he remained until 1850, when he moved to Fremont township, purchasing a homestead near Joab's Corners.
The wife and mother was a native of Bald Hill, Ontario county, New York, born on the 7th of September, 1821, and she died at Atlanta, New York, October 6, 1909. She was of substantial New England and German blood, her father, Hezekiah Sandford, being a native of the Green Mountain state, and her mother, Catherine Yerton (before marriage), a daughter of the Germanic fatherland, whose family first took root in the United States in 1817.
Although there were fourteen children in the family, Mr. Beecher managed to give them all a good education, and as Fary B. evinced a special aptitude for the acquisition of intellectual capital, he was particularly encouraged to continue his studies beyond the average standard. After mastering the common branches, at the age of seventeen he commenced a course at the Rogers Union Seminary, and afterward entered the office of O. S. School of Cohocton, as a law student.
Admitted to the bar in 1891, Mr. Beecher was granted the privilege of practicing in all courts of the United States, 1894, and still later received his LL. D. diploma. He has spent his entire professional life in Atlanta and is a most worthy representative of his calling and of the best citizenship of the Empire State. He commenced his official service as justice of the peace in 1880, and in his capacity as a citizen has actively promoted the interests of Democracy through his membership on the county committee and his private efforts in behalf of the party which he so staunchly supports.
As a man of domestic tastes and virtues, Mr. Beecher inaugurated this phase of his life by his marriage to Miss Emma E. Johnson, daughter of William L. and Eliza J. (Ellsworth) Johnson. His wife was born on Christmas day of 1862. She certainly has proven to be a precious gift to him and has presented him with two sons and two daughters who have matured in a way to gladden the hearts of their parents. Don. L., the eldest, is a department head in the large Sibley store of Rochester, New York; Dana C., a progressive electrician of Canada; Una M., a teacher now in Geneseo, Livingston county, and Marion is a bright student in the Atlanta high school.
Mr. Beecher is a descendant of Hezekiah, one of three famous brothers, Dr. Lyman, Hezekiah, and Linas, being descendants of two brothers who came to this country on the Mayflower in 1620. Mr. Beecher has devoted some time in collecting historical records of the county an state, and that of the Randoll family, one of whom was his father's mother, as well as the Beecher family, and is now in possession of many interesting facts connected with this subject.
SOURCE: Irvin W. Near, A history of Steuben County, New York and its people Volume II, Chicago: Lewis Pub., 1911, Pages 899 and 900
Randall F. Beecher (1814 - 1876)
Statira Sanford Beecher (1821 - 1909)
Emma E. Johnson Beecher (1862 - 1947)*
Dana Cleveland Beecher (1884 - 1956)*
Una Margaret Beecher Parmenter (1886 - 1967)*
William Henry Beecher (1841 - 1863)**
Wealtha Beecher (1848 - 1906)*
Eunice C Beecher Ward (1853 - 1927)*
Fary Buchanan Beecher (1856 - 1924)
Luke A. Beecher (1858 - 1912)*
New York, USA
Created by: Nancy Ritter Rau
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
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