Edward Beverstock

Edward Beverstock

Birth
Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 8 Oct 1903 (aged 68)
Wood County, Ohio, USA
Burial Tontogany, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 55611047 · View Source
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E. B. Beverstock, a prominent agriculturist of Washington Township, living near Tontogany, was born in Rutland County, Vermont, October 5, 1835.
His grandfather Beaverstock came from England in the latter part of the last century, but of his history and that of his family little is known. Daniel Beaverstock, our subject's father, was born in Swanzey, New Hampshire, in 1793, and during the war of 1812, he took charge of the family of his brother Silas, who entered the Army. Among the family relics treasured by our subject are two artistically designed specimens of Indian workmanship, a peace club and a war club, captured from the savages by his uncle, Silas. Daniel Beaverstock, who was a farmer by occupation, married Miss Sabrina Barney, a native of Vermont and came to Ohio in 1855. After one year passed in Wood County, he located in Richland County, where he died in 1876; his wife in 1865. He had been a Democrat throughout his life, but his last vote was cast for Hayes. There were nine children in his family, namely: Alma S., is the widow of Asa Spalding, of Richland County; Constant resides near St. Paul; Lyman W. died in Vermont; J. B.(deceased) was formerly a grain dealer in Richland County, and later in Huron, Ohio; Silas is a farmer at Lexington, Ohio; Fannie is the wife of Homer Wells, of Cass County, Michigan; our subject comes next; and Ann lives in Lexington.

E. B. Beverstock, to use his own words, "graduated out of a spelling book at the common schools of Vermont," and his parents being poor, he commenced working at an early age of eight years. He was 19 years old when he came with his parents to wood County, and for some time worked by the month, but finally settled on a farm of his own on the confines of present village of Tontogany, where he now owns 150 acres of land. On December 8, 1859, he married miss Victoria Virginia Kuder, a native of this county, born July 12, 1839, a daughter of Solomon Kuder, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere. She died January 14, 1882, leaving seven children: Otis, a well-known resident of Bowling Green; Edward and Ella(twins), the former a rising young attorney of Bowling Green member of the firm of James and Beverstock, while Ella is the wife of Reuben Johnson, of Tontogany; Arthur J., Born March 24, 1866, and married March 1, 1890, to miss May Kleinpeter; Belle, born November 13, 1867; Clarence, born September 4, 1877; and Edna, born January 25, 1880, are all at home.

Mister Beverstock entered the Army in 1862, enlisting in Company G, 1st Regiment, assigned to the Army of the Cumberland, first in the fourth and later in the 14th Army Corps. He took part in over 30 battles and skirmishes, among them the engagements at Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Franklin and Nashville. At Stone River he received two bullet wounds within five minutes – one in the ankle and one in the instep – on which occasion eight men and 22 horses were killed, 22 men wounded, and four guns and two caissons were taken by the enemy. Returning home, in June, 1865, he resumed the peaceful occupation of farming, which he still continues. His present residence, a fine building, was erected in 1878. He served as County Commissioner six years, and was one of the four appointed by the judge of the Common Pleas Court, in March, 1894, to act on the building and furnishing of the new courthouse, which cost in the neighborhood of $300,000; for several years he also served as Township trustee. Socially, he is a member of I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias, G. A. R., Has been president of the agricultural society and is now its treasurer. Mister Beverstock is a man of superior intelligence, a great student of the Bible and of the better class of literature, and he takes an interest in all progressive measures, both at home and abroad.

From Biographical Record of Wood County, Beer, 1897, p.449
(infor from Lavidaloca (#47233220)


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  • Created by: Janet L. Parker
  • Added: 29 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55611047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Beverstock (5 Oct 1835–8 Oct 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55611047, citing Washington Cemetery, Tontogany, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Janet L. Parker (contributor 46802978) .