Thursday, January 28, 2016

Joseph and Betty (Morehouse) Beers

My fifth great-grandfather Joseph Beers, the son of Ephraim and Mary (Fanton) Beers, was baptized on November 28, 1775 in Weston, Connecticut.

On August 19, 1798, he married Betty Morehouse, daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Mills) Morehouse, in Weston. She was baptized March 9, 1780 in Green's Farm Church in Westport, Connecticut. Calculating from the information on her gravestone, she was born January 11, 1780.

 A farmer, Joseph appears to be a life-long resident of Weston.  He appears in the 1850 US census with wife Betty in the town of Weston.  I have not found a death record for him but I do not find him in the 1860 US census. Betty died May 16, 1856 and is buried in Coley Cemetery (also known as Norfield Cemetery) in Weston.

I am descended from Joseph and Betty Beers through their son Anson.

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