Joshua II Beebe

Edwardsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States

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Joshua II Beebe

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Death: October 25, 1778 (42)
Niagara County, New York (Smallpox)
Place of Burial: Youngstown, Niagara County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Farmer-Pioneer
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Joshua II Beebe

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.

Was part of Loyalist in Revolutionary War (1776-1778) Died at Ft. Niagara, NY (smallpox)

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Joshua II Beebe's Timeline

October 10, 1736
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut
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 25, 1778
Age 42
Niagara County, New York
Age 41
Youngstown, Niagara County, New York, United States