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Michael and Ruth Beechem Genealogy

Updated May 18, 2002

Ruth Mooney Beechem
6032 Chandelle Circle
Pensacola, FL 32507
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STARR: Captain John Starr (1600's) in Ireland had five sons who settled in Chester, PA as part of William Penn's Quaker settlement. Source: "Starr: The Five Sons of John and Mary Starr who came to Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the early 1700's and their descendants." Moses Starr and Emily Eastman, her great grandfather, lived in Delaware Co., OH; Merrick Starr and Ann Updegraff also lived there. Ann Updegraff is descended from the Hussey family in 1450 England.
FACTS: Sam Starr, 2nd husband of Belle Starr, is also descended from the same family (see family tree below).

FERGUSON: Descended from the line of King Fergus I (Ferguson family of Abendeenshire, Scotland) (1300-1700), and three Scottish brothers that settled in Prince Georges Co., Maryland about 1700. Source: "Ferguson Family History" The Times Presses, Canandalgua, NY (1905). Robert Ferguson settled in Prince Georges County, Maryland. In 1807, his descendants moved to Phelps-Clifton Springs, NY.

Research questions: How are Mary Bell, Elizabeth Tyson and Mary Beall related (said to be cousins) and who are their ancestors? Where are the graves of Robert Bell Ferguson & Mary Baggerly Ferguson (couldn't find markers in Clifton Springs, NY cemetery)? Who is the family of Mary Reid, wife of Robert Ferguson Cuer?

MOONEY: Descended from Robert Mooney, b. about 1809 in NY. His three sons enlisted in the Civil War. John A. Mooney (Ruth's great grandfather) served in the Union Army (Illinois Co. K, Reg. 12) Civil War Feb. 1864 - July 1865 at age 15 and died (1917) in Pine Bluff, Wyoming. William Mooney also enlisted with Co K Reg 12 Infantry; Robert Mooney enlisted in the 9th calvary and died in 1865 near Montgomery, Alabama; he's buried in Marietta, Georgia. John A. Mooney's son, Elbert Eugene Mooney (d. 1938) of Adair, Iowa, (Guthrie Co.) was a Spanish American War veteran who had 5 children (including my father). John Mooney's wife Christina Mary Stevenson was born in Denmark.

BAIN: Currently researching her Scottish heritage. Her paternal grandmother's family immigrated from England when Hattie Way Bain was a young girl. So far unable to find any trace of this family.

BEECHEM/BUKOWSKI (name changed from Bukowski to Beechem about 1920): Currently researching. Mike's paternal grandparents were Polish/Russian immigrants (said to be Jewish rabbis posing as Polish Catholics) who emigrated from Plock, Poland to Claridge, Westmoreland Co.) PA; then moved to Standish (Arenac Co.) Michigan. Mike's father founded Beechem Laboratories in St. Johns, MI.

CRANDEL/BRIEN: Currently researching. Descended from Penelope Bumpus in Colonial New England.

SURNAMES: Baggerly, Bailey, Baker, Barton, Beal, Beall, Beechem, Bell, Benham, Bostrom, Brien, Bringle, Buchanan, Bukowski, Bumpus, Cannon, Chase, Clark, Cox, Crandell, Cuer, Danse, Davis, Deline, Derr, Drissen, Duley, Eastman, Evans, Farrar, Faulkner, Ferguson, Freeman, Fugitt, Gill, Gleason, Graham, Greene, Griffith, Grubb, Hungerford, Horr, Hussey, Jessop, Johnson, Kendall, King, Kingsbury, Kipp, Kunders, LaDue, Lee, Lenz, Leonard, Lightner, Lindsey Lloyd, Lockwood, Love, Massey, McCarty, Miles, Milstead, Mooney, Moore, Nalley, Nash, Newland, Ottley, Parker, Pattersn, Pawlowski, Pearson, Peerce, Penrose, Potts, Prather, Pratt, Puttney, Reid, Root, Runyon, Scoptt, Sherwood, Sill, Slater, Smith, Sorroll, Spear, Starr, Stearns, Tiffany, Turner, Tyson, VanBuren, Vaughn, Updegraff, Upton, Wader, Wadsworth, Warner, Welch, Westwood, Weylie, Wheat, White, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Wirt, Witherall, Wood

Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.

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