Sarah P.T. Beebe

Death Sep 1896 (aged 71–72)
Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 184927702 · View Source
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Alt. name = Sarah Mann Beebe; Sarah Munn Beebe
*Birth year is calculated; All names are transcribed as spelled in the published article*

Ithaca Daily Journal, pg. 3
Sept. 12, 1896
Sarah P.T. Beebe, who died at Faxion hospital, Utica, on Tuesday evening of this week, was born in Ithaca about 72 years ago and resided here the greater part of her life. During the last two or three years she has made her home in Utica.
Miss Beebe's parents were among the most prominent of the early residents of Ithaca, and her grandfather, Stephen D. Munn, was one of the wealthiest of the old time merchants of New York city. From him, she inherited a small fortune which as lost in unforunate investments.
Having a strong individuality, she was at the same time of a generous diposition and loyal to her friends.
She had an active and cultivated mind, and had many interesting reminiscences to relate of people prominent in the social life of this state fifty years ago.
Funeral services were held in Ithaca on Thursday and her body was brought to Ithaca for interment.

Ithaca Daily Journal, pg. 3
Sept. 26, 1896
One of the long residents of Ithaca recently died in Utica--Sarah Mann Beebe. This lady was a descendant of General Sullivan of the Revolutionary army who with Rochambeau and his fleet defended Newport, R.I.
Miss Beebe was the granddaughter of Col. Jedediah Beebe, of Lyme, who distinguished himself in the battle of New London in 1812 and her uncle was boy orderly to his father and rode through a galling fire. Her father, Jeremiah Beebe and his brother Alvah built the Clinton House, the Fall Creek tunnel, the railway from Ithaca to Owego and put the first steamboat on Cayuga Lake. On her mother's side she was the granddaughter of Stephen B. Mann, on of the merchant princes of New York. Her half brother, Wm. Sullivan Beebe U.S.A., of West Point, was placed in command of Mobile on its surrender. He now resides at Hartford Conn., and is devoted to the study of Peruvian antiquities.
Miss Beebe was a woman of wonderful intelligence and could converse charmingly on almost any subject. She was noted among her many friends for her delightful enthusiasm, her wonderful memory and for her thirst for information. If she once read a book she could almost repeat its contents verbatim. More than all she was a professor of the Christian religion and never tired of dwelling on the poetry, supernatural vividness and eloquence of the Scriptures. We shall not look upon her like again.

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