Isaac Beecher (1698 - 1784)

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Birthplace: West Haven, New Haven Co., Conn.
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven Co., Conn.
Managed by: Francis Dellinger
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About Isaac Beecher

Christening: April 1698 irst Congregational Church, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut

Residence: Vienna, Trumbull Co., Ohio

 He owned a homestead containing 8 acres of land, situated on what is known as Ward's Corner on corner of Elm St. and Campbell Av., West Haven. Here he lived and died. His Will duly signed 3-12-1770, and appointed his 2 sons, Isaac & John Beecher, the executors of his last will & testament. Will o Issac Beecher of West Haven. Probate Records, Vol. 14 pp. 281-3. Will: In the name o God, Amen. I, Isaac Beecher of New Haven, in the County of New Haven, Colony of Connecticut, over twenty-one years, in usual health and sound in mind and memory. Yet sensible of my own mortality and, that it is appointed to man once to die, do think it my duty to set my house in order by principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the earth, in decent Christian burial, at the decretion of my exrs. hereinafter named, and my worldly estate that I may die possessed of, after my debts, charges of funeral and charges  of executing this my last Will are duly paid, I dispose as follows: I give and bewueath to my dear and loving wife, Thankful Beecher, during her natural life, the use and improvement of the house and homestead where I live, being the one-half of house and one-half of the lot, ds, half containing four acres; having before given to my son John Beecher, the other half said house and lot by deed. I also give my sd. wife all my movable or personal estate after the debts, charges and legacies hereafter named are first paid out of it, to her and to him forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my four daughters, Elizabeth Clinton, Desire Benham, Thankful Reed, and Phebe Northrop, twenty shillings lawful money (that is to say), to each of my said daughters five shillings lawful money, with what they have already had in full of their portion of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son, John Beecher, to his heirs and assigns forever, all the real estate that, I shall die possessed of; he not disturbing his mother in her improvement as above.

Item. I nominate, constitute and appoint my said sons, Isaac Beecher and John Beecher, the exrs. of my last will and testament. And in confirmation that this my last will and testament, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of March, Anno Domino 1770, and in the tenth year of the reign of George, the third king, and signed, sealed, pronounced and delivered by Isaac Beecher, the testator, in presence of us witnesses, all signing in the presence of the testator of each other.

Will recorded 1770. Executed 1784. Probate Records Vol. 14, page 313, 371.

John Beecher, late of New Haven, decd., exhibited and inventory of sd. decd. estate, the same is accepted and approved for Record. An inventory of the estate of Isaac Beecher, Late of New Haven. decd. taken and approved by us the underneath.

   4 acres land, being half the home lot, 6 per acres (pund sign) 20
  12 at the Cove, 6 per acre 36
  12 Dry Cattle Swamp, 36 18
   1 acre salt meadow at the head of the Cove, 5
   1 1/4 diked meadow, 5
   and movable estate as on file, 8 11
  (Pound sign) 92 11

John Beecher, Sworn in Court

Attest, Wm. Joseph Whiting, Clerk.

Silas Kimberly, Samuel Candee

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Isaac Beecher, owned homestead containing 8 acres of land, situated on what is known as Ward's Corner on Corner of Elm St and Campbell Ave, West Haven. Here he lived and died.

Isaac made will duly signed March 12 1770, and appointed his two sons, Isaac Beecher and John Beecher, the executors of his last will and testament. Will of Isaac Beecher of West Haven. Probate Records, Vol 14 pages 281 282 and 283. Date of will, March 12 1770. John Beecher, one of theexrs. of the last Will and Testament of Isaac Beecher, late of New Haven, decd., exhibited sd. instrument in Court. One of the witnesses to which being sworn before this Court, the other before Daniel Lyman, Esq., the same is accepted and approved for Record; sd. exrs accepts sd. trust and has given bonds accordingly.

Will of Issac Beecher of West Haven. In the name of God. Amen.

I, Issac Beecher of Newhaven, in the County of Newhaven, Colony of Connecticut, over twenty-one years, in usual health and sound of mind and memory. Yet sensible of my own mortality and, that it is appointed to man once to die, do think it my duty to set my house in order by principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the earth, in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my exrs. hereinafter named, and my worldly estate that I may die possessed of, after my debts, charges of funeral and charges of executing this my last Will are duly paid, I dispose as follows:

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I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife, Thankful Beecher, during her natural life, the use and improvement of the house and homestead where I live, being the one-half of house and one-half of the lot, sd. half containing four acres; having before given to my son John Beecher, the other half said house and lot by deed.

I also give to my sd. wife all my movable or personal estate after the debts, charges and legacies hereafter named are first paid out of it, to her and to him forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my loving son, Isaac Beecher, the sum of five pounds lawful money, which with what I have given him, is in full of his portion of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my four daughters, Elizabeth Clinton, Desire Benham, Thankful Reed and Phebe Northrop, twenty shillings lawful money (that is to say), to each of my said daughters five shillings lawful money, with what they have already had in full of their portion of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son, John Beecher, to his heirs and assigns forever, all the real estate that, I shall die possessed of; he not disturbing his mother in her improvement as above.

Item. I nominate, constitute and appoint my said two sons, Isaac Beecher and John Beecher, the exrs. of my last will and testament. And in confirmation that this my last will and testament, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of March, Anno Domino 1770, and in the tenth year of the reign of George, the third king, and signed, sealed, pronounced and delivered by Isaac Beecher, the testator, in presence of us witnesses, all signing in the presence of the testator and in presence of each other.

John Whiting, Caleb Ford, Martha Ford

Will recorded 1770. Executed 1784. Probate Records vol 14, pages 313, 371.

John Beecher, late of New Haven, decd., exhibited and inventory of sd. decd. estate, the same is accepted and approved for Record. An inventory of the estate of Isaac Beecher, Late of Newhaven, decd. taken and approved by us the subscribers underneath.

4 acres land, being half the home lot, 6 per acre £ 20

12 at the Cove, 6 per acre 36

12 Dry Cattle Swamp, 36 18

1 acre salt meadow at the head of the Cove, 5

1 1/4 diked meadow, 5

and movable estate as on file, 8 11

£ 92 11

John Beecher

Sworn in Court

Attest, Wm. Joseph Whiting, Clerk.

Silas Kimberly, Samuel Candee.

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Isaac Beecher's Timeline

1698
April 7, 1698
West Haven, New Haven Co., Conn.
April, 1698
Firstcongregatio, New Haven, Ct
1725
March 17, 1725
Age 26
1725
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1726
January 8, 1726
Age 27
West Haven, New Haven Co., Conn.
1729
September 18, 1729
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1731
February 17, 1731
Age 32
West Haven, New Haven Co., Conn.
1738
January 11, 1738
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
November 11, 1738
Age 40
West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1744
September 26, 1744
Age 46
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States