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Henry BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1979 in PA
    Married: Avis HID March 22, 1831 in Huron, OH

Census Records
1850 Michigan Hillsdale Co, Cambria Township, p. 383a
Children of Henry BEAM and Avis HID are:
  1. Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1832 in OH

  2. Asa P. BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1835 in OH
    Died: November 09, 1893


  3. Viola BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1842 in OH


Clarinda BEAM
    Father: Henry BEAM
    Mother: Avis HID
    Born: Abt. 1832 in OH
    Married: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH

Children of Clarinda BEAM and Pitt M. ELLSWORTH are:
  1. La? ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1848 in MI

  2. Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1851 in MI

  3. Henry ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1856 in MI

  4. Laura ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1860 in MI

  5. Ella ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1862 in MI

  6. Hiram ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1864 in MI

Asa P. BEAM
    Father: Henry BEAM
    Mother: Avis or Ava HID
    Born: Abt. 1835 in OH
    Died: November 9, 1893 in Lansing, Colorado
    Married: Mary Elvira SKINNER

Census Records
1850 Michigan Hillsdale Co, Cambria Township, p. 769
1860 Michigan Jackson Co, Hanover Township, p. 453
1870 Michigan Gratiot Co, Lafayette Township, r. 672 p. 70 & 70R
1870 census shows Asa with the following household:
    Asa Beam, age 34, M, W, farmer, born in Ohio
    Mary E., age 22, F, W, keeping house, born in New York
    John H., age 4, M, W, born in Michigan
    Margaret, age 1, F, W, born in Michigan

Notes: From "History of Gratiot Co." (Tucker, 1913): "Asa P. Beam died at his home in Lansing, Colorado,
11/9/1893 at the hand of an assasin. A prominent resident of Lafayette [twp., Gratiot Co., MI] for many years, he was a candidate for county Clerk in 1878 on the Greenback ticket."

Gratiot County Herald
Ithaca, Michigan, December 22, 1893

"MURDER MOST FOUL.
Many Gratiot people were acquainted with Asa P. Beam, for many years a highly respected citizen of Wheeler. Hoping to better himself financially, about seven years ago he went west, and finally became postmaster of Lansing, a town in north-eastern Colorado. Here he was highly respected and was not known to have an enemy in the world. On the morning of November 10th, Mr. Beam was found cold and dead only a few feet from the doorway of his office, with three bullet holes in his body.The story of the crime and arrest of the supposed murderers as told by the Denver News is essentially as follows:

Mr. Beam's post office is in the store of E. S. Gratzinger. About 9o'clock, on the evening of the fateful day, Mr. Gratzsinger went to his home, 200 yards away, at 9:30 Mr. Beam's light was burning brightly and he was seen to pass between it and the window. That is the last time he was seen alive. At 5 o'clock the following morning his body was found as stated above. The murderers left little or no clue. A pair of mittens left in the store, the size of the bullet wounds and the fact that Mrs .Philips, wife of J.T. Philips who is a brother of P.M. Philips of Ithaca, had seen three men riding that way on the Haigler Nebraska road, was all that could be learned. The detectives from Denver were put on the trail, however, and Tuesday evening, December 5, they arrested three young men who live on a ranch about seven miles from Lansing. Their names are Thomas Chase and his two cousins Freeman and Herman Chase. The community were greatly surprised at the arrest of these young men, but the detectives are sure that they have the right parties. One of the maddest features of the entire story is that Mrs. Beam, who has not seen her husband for seven years, was just preparing to move to Lansing when she learned of his death. The motive for the terrible deed was undoubtedly robbery, but the perpetrators of the ghastly deed seem to have been frightened from their purpose as nothing was disturbed in the office."

Children of Asa P. BEAM and Mary Elvira SKINNER are:
1. ? BEAM
    Died: as an infant

2. Elizabeth "Betsy" BEAM

3. Grace BEAM
    Born: September 6, 1872 in MI
    Died: September 17, 1879 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot Co, MI

4. John BEAM
    Born: February 28, 1859
    Died: January 23, 1863 in Jackson Co, MI

5. Avis BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1860

6. Hiram Grant BEAM
    Born: August 01, 1868 in Hanover Township, Jackson Co, MI

7. Musa BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1870

8. Margaret Ethelyn BEAM
    Born: February 22, 1877


Viola BEAM
    Father: Henry BEAM
    Mother: Avis or Ava HID
    Born: Abt. 1842 in OH


La? ELLSWORTH
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1848 in MI


Pitt M. ELLSWORTH Jr.
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1851 in MI


Henry ELLSWORTH
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1856 in MI


Laura ELLSWORTH
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1860 in MI


Ella ELLSWORTH
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1862 in MI


Hiram ELLSWORTH
    Father: Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Mother: Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1864 in MI


? BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Died: as an infant


Elizabeth "Betsy" BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER


Grace "Gracie" BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: September 6, 1872 in MI
    Died: September 17, 1879 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot Co, MI of diptheria



John BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: Abt. 1866 in MI
    Alternate birth date: February 28, 1859
    Alternate birth date: February 26, 1859
    Died: Aft. 1870
    Alternate death date: January 23, 1863 in Jackson Co, MI
    Buried: Richards/Moscow Cemetery, Hillsdale/Jackson Co, MI

Avis BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: Abt. 1860
    Married: Miles Riley DAVID November 26, 1891 in Emerson Township, Gratiot Co, MI         (Avis' brother Musa BEAM was a witness)
    Occupation: Teacher

Child of Avis BEAM and Miles Riley DAVID is:
  1. Miles Donovan DAVID
    Born: June 6, 1893 in Gratiot Co, MI
    Died: March 26, 1898 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot Co, MI















Hiram Grant BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: August 01, 1868 in Hanover Township, Jackson Co, MI


Musa BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: Abt. 1870


Margaret Ethelyn BEAM
    Father: Asa P. BEAM
    Mother: Mary Elvira SKINNER
    Born: Abt. 1869 in MI
    Alternate birth date: February 22, 1877
    Married: ? MINER

Child of Margaret Ethelyn BEAM and ? MINER is:
1. Georgia Irene MINER

Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1822 in NY
    Married: Clarinda BEAM

Census Records
1870 Michigan Ingham Co, Vevay Township, r. 675 p. 266R
1870 census shows Pitt with the following household:
    Ellsworth, Pitt M., age 48, M, W, Farmer, born in New York
    Clarinda, age 38, F, W, Keeping house, born in OH
    La*****, age 22, M, W, At home, born in MI
    Henry, age 14?, M, W, At school, born in MI
    Laura, age 10, F, W, At school, born in MI
    Ella, age 8, F, W, born in MI
    Hiram?, age 6, M, W, born in MI
    Beam, Avis, age 73, F, W, born in Massachusetts (Clarinda's mother)
1870 Michigan Ingham Co, Vevay Township, r. 675 p. 273
1870 Census shows Pitt M. Ellsworth Jr. as a farm laborer, age 19, born in Michigan, as a farm laborer in the household of Robert Young.

 

Children of Pitt M. ELLSWORTH and Clarinda BEAM are:
  1. La? ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1848 in MI

  2. Pitt M. ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1851 in MI

  3. Henry ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1856 in MI

  4. Laura ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1860 in MI

  5. Ella ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1862 in MI

  6. Hiram ELLSWORTH
    Born: Abt. 1864 in MI

? MINER
    Married: Margaret Ethelyn BEAM

Child of ? MINER and Margaret Ethelyn BEAM is:
1. Georgia Irene MINER

Georgia Irene MINER
    Father: ? MINER
    Mother: Margaret Ethelyn BEAM
    Married: ? BEARD



Avis HID
    Born: Abt. 1797 in MA
    Married: Henry BEAM March 22, 1831 in Huron, OH

Census Records
1870 Michigan Ingham Co, Vevay Township, r675 p266R
living with her daughter Clarinda
Child of Avis HID and Henry BEAM are:
  1. Clarinda BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1832 in OH
  2. Asa P. BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1835 in OH
    Died: November 09, 1893
  3. Viola BEAM
    Born: Abt. 1842 in OH