Joshua Beebe, Jr

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Joshua Beebe, Jr

Birthplace: East Haddam, CT, USA
Death: Died in Fort Niagara, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Beebe and Hannah Beebe
Husband of Mary Secord
Father of Charlotte Secord Chatterton; Asa Beebe; Sarah Caldwell; Joshua Beebe; Amasa Beebe and 2 others

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Joshua Beebe, Jr

Joshua Beebe was a United Empire Loyalist and was enlisted in Butlers Rangers. He was in Captain Walter Butlers Unit. He contracted smallpox and died from that in 1778 while carrying dispatches.

Butlers Rangers was one of the fist guerilla units- they lived off the land like the American Indians and learned a lot from them. Colonel John Butler started to organize the Indian tribes and displaced Loyalists into a fighting force at Fort Niagara. Most of the men came from the Susquehanna Valley and the southern regions of Tryon County in New York.

The Butlers rangers were a well-trained tactical unit- they adapted the Indian style of dress- buckskin pants and moccasins.They wore green jackets that were bordered with scarlet trim and flat caps with a brass plate with the initials "G.R."(George Rex).One of the most important battles of the Butlers Rangers was the Cherry Valley Massacre.

A Loyalist is a person who refused to renounce allegiance to the King of England after 1776. 

Joshua Beebe was a Butler's Ranger in Captain Walter Butler's Unit. He contracted smallpox while carrying dispatches.

Butlers Rangers was a guerilla unti operating in New York State- one of the last strongholds of the Loyalista during the revolutionary war.

Joshua and his Unit were stationed at Fort Niagara, NY.

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Joshua Beebe, Jr's Timeline

October 2, 1736
East Haddam, CT, USA
Age 26
Niagara, NY
April 5, 1767
Age 30
Ashford, CT, USA
August 11, 1772
Age 35
York, PA, USA
Age 37
July 29, 1778
Age 41
Susquehanna, PA, USA
October 28, 1778
Age 42
Fort Niagara, New York, United States