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Moses Beckett
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1800
Montgomery County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1877
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

BIO: Moses was mentioned in his son's biography in Hardesty's Cyclopedia of WV p. 100 "He helped rear the first cabins, fell the first trees, and bring this now fertile county into cultivation, sharing with those who ate their bread without having mills to grind the grain.".

BIO: Per our family history Moses Beckett recounted to his descendants that when his father
He and a brother rode in a long sack thrown over the back of the horse. Their heads were high enough so that they could talk to each other. His granddau. Rebecca Braley wrote a family history in 1945 called "A little History of the Beckett Family". She says Moses had 45 grandchildren and 160 great grandchildren (31 and 135 from 1st marriage and 14 and 25 from 2nd marriage). My mother Rose Christou has the original manuscripts which she has given to me.She recieved them from her father who got them from his cousin A. Grant. Copies have been placed at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore.

BIRTH: His date of birth is given in his father James' family bible.

DEED: Indenture Nov 1822 p 683 Cabell Co. John Reynolds to Griffin Reynolds household goods. witness James Beckett, Moses Beckett. Cabell Co

MARRIAGE: Moses Beckett m. Mary Roberts Nov 3 1831 per Courthouse Bk 1 p 48

DEED: Thomas and Mary McCallister sold to Moses Beckett 75 acres on Charley Cr. DB 8 p 347 Aug 3 1833 for $300. Cabell Co

DEED: Moses Beckett owed debt of $100 from Thomas Beckett DB 5 p 479 on Jan 26, 1835. collateral was put up of cattle and furniture. Cabell Co

DEED: Moses Beckett and Rebecca of Lawrence Co Ohio to Jonathan Grayham of Lawrence Co for $30 land in Union Twp. on the SE quarter of Section No. 11, Twp. 1 Range 16 of the original survey given to them in 3 parts first part Vol. 3 p. 231, 2nd Vol. 3 p. 226, 3rd part in Vol. 3 p. 229. Lawrence Co. DEED vol. 10 Date May 30 1835 Lawrence Co OH

DEED: Moses and Rebecca sold to John Morris 75 acres on Charley Creek DB p 6 293 1836. Cabell Co

DEED: Moses and Rebecca Beckett sold to John Wilson their rights DB 7 p 145 1836. Cabell Co

CENSUS: 1840 Cabell Co Moses p 40 020001-100001,

DEED: Moses Beckett put lein on 120 acres on Charley Creek to Thomas Hanly DB 8 p 348 on Oct 3 1840 for bond of $50.26. Cabell Co

CENSUS: 1850 Cabell Co p 22 Moses 49 Mary 29, Emily 17 f (Emsley- m), Charles 16, Louisa 14.

CENSUS: 1860 Cabell Co p. 177 Mud Bridge Moses 60, Mary 39, Julia 10, Josiah 7, Susan 5, Wm C 3, Charles 24.

DEED: Moses and Mary Beckett sold mineral rights to 120 acres on Charley Creek to William Rogers et al DB 14 p 455 on Feb 1, 1865. Cabell Co

CENSUS: 1870 Cabell Co Grant Twp. Aug 5 1870. p. 565 134-137
Moses Becket 69 farmer $1800 RE $2500 PP born VA
Mary 56 Keeping house WV
Isiah O. 18 works on farm WV
Susan J. 15 born WV
William C. 13 born WV.
Charles Smith 28
Julia 19
Bennett 2

DEATH: His date of death is given in his father's family bible, his tombstone, and also in the History of Beckett Family by his dau. Rebecca Braley ca 1945. No death certificate found in Cabell Co Courthouse per Clerk.

WILL: Moses Beckett names wife Mary to have all property, after her death equally divided between all children: dau Louisa to have silver spoons; dau Jennie Ann to have Bible she now holds; son Josiah to have rifle gun and book "Life of John Bunyan" and "Pilgrim's Progress"; dau Susan Josephine to have book "Life of Christ" and her school books; son William to have pictorial "Life of Andrew Jackson" and his school books and kit of shoe tools. exec. Charles W. Beckett (see Lambert Notes MS 76 box 4 nbk 19 at Marshall Univ. since original will lost). Charles made executor, Emsley made adm. for final sale when Mary died in 1902. WB 1 p 4 date May 30 1871 probate Mar 19 1877 Cabell Co.

TOMBSTONE: Moses Beckett died Feb 5 1877 age 76y3m5d in Beckett Cem. on Rt 60 to Charlies Creek at Mud River Junction. 
Family links: 
  James Beckett (1774 - 1868)
  Margret Peden Beckett (1776 - 1813)
  Rebecca Susan Wilson Beckett (1802 - 1842)
  Mary Conner Beckett (1821 - 1903)
  Emsley Wilson Beckett (1832 - 1913)*
  Charles Wilgus Beckett (1834 - 1898)*
  Louisa Elizabeth Beckett Conner (1836 - 1901)*
  Josiah Beckett (1851 - 1926)*
  Susan Josephine Beckett Stephens (1855 - 1900)*
  William Conner Beckett (1857 - 1924)*
  Mary Beckett Pine (1795 - 1878)*
  John Beckett (1798 - 1874)*
  Josiah Beckett (1799 - 1862)*
  Moses Beckett (1800 - 1877)
  William Beckett (1802 - 1862)*
  Sarah Beckett Roberts (1804 - 1867)*
  Thomas Beckett (1806 - 1873)*
  Anna Beckett Thompson (1808 - 1862)*
  James T Beckett (1810 - 1857)*
  Edmund B Beckett (1815 - 1838)**
  Nancy G Beckett (1817 - 1821)**
  Elizabeth Allen Beckett Hatfield (1818 - 1874)**
  Peninah Beckett Hatfield (1820 - 1878)**
  Lucinda Hannah Beckett McCallister (1822 - 1886)**
  Andrew Lee Beckette (1824 - 1904)**
  Charles Wilgus Beckett (1826 - 1879)**
  Lewis Charles C Beckett (1828 - 1907)**
  Hannah J Beckett (1830 - 1831)**
*Calculated relationship
Moses Beckett died Feb 5 1877 aged 76y3m5d
Beckett Cemetery
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Mud River
Created by: President Christou
Record added: Jun 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112698577
Moses Beckett
Added by: President Christou
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