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We are transcribing these from photocopies of local Bible Records in the collection of Tioga County Historical Society in Wellsboro. We thank them for their generosity in making them available to us. Many of the pages we have are photocopies of photocopies of faded or damaged original pages. As such, they are often very difficult to read. We have done the best that we can do considering the poor condition of some of the copies. 
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Bible presently in the possession of B. Colegrove, Nelson, Tioga, Pennsylvania

This Certifies That the Marriage Contract between James Beebe, of Farmington,

Pennsylvania and Marietta Stokes of Farmington, Pennsylvania was duly

solemnized by me at Farmington, Pennsylvania on this First day of January, One

Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty.

Witnesses Present:

Morgan Seely

Harriet Seely Theo. Miller, Min. of Gospel


Ada V. Beebe to Lott A. De Vine March 4, 1874 at Farmington, Pennsylvania by Rev. Benjamin Russell.

Morgan Seely Beebe to Hattie I. Hall on December 10, 1877 at Farmington, Hill, Pennsylvania by Rev. Benjamin Russell.


Family of James and Marietta Beebe

James Beebe 17 October 1826, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

Marietta Stokes 1 January 1826, Durham Green Co., N. Y.


Ada Beebe 14 December 1852 Nelson, Pennsylvania

Morgan S. Beebe 16 December 1853 Nelson, Pennsylvania


George James Beebe son of Morgan S. Beebe, born 21 January 1883 at Farmington, Pennsylvania

Marietta E. Devine, daughter of Ada V. Devine, born 16 April 1879 at Rush, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania


James Beebe departed this life June 29, (27?), 1896, aged 69 years, 8 months, 14 days. Sermon by Rev. M. C. MacCormick.

Morgan Seeley Beebe departed this life at half-past four, A.M., June 18, 1885, aged 31 years, 6 months, 2 days. Only son of James and Marietta Beebe. Sermon by Rev. C. B. Gillette. Text: Matthew II Chapter 28 vs. "Come unto Me."

Ada V. Beebe Devine departed this life April first 1899 Aged 46 years, three months, 17 days. Sermon by Rev. Gorrese, "Jesus Wept" was the text.


In the Name of God, Amen: I, Marietta Beebe of the Township of Rush, County of Susquehanna, State of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

FIRST: I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid.

SECOND: I give to my grand daughter Mrs. ? Ella VanDyke all of wearing apparel and jewelry that I may possess at the time of my death to be hers absolutely and forever.

THIRD: I give, devise and bequeath for and during the period of his natural life to Lott A. Devine my son in law the use, income and profit from all the rest of my property that I may own at the time of my death wherever situated for him to control during his said life.

LASTLY: I do hereby name and appoint Lott A. Devine to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal this twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ninety nine.

Marietta Beebe (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Marietta Beebe to be her last will and testament.

WITNESS: E. Granger

Fannie S. Devine


BEEBE—At his residence at Farmington Hill, PA. June 18, 1885, Morgan Seeley Beebe, aged 31 years.

The deceased had been sick between seven and eight weeks with fever, which terminated in inflammation of the bowels. At first his recovery was confidently expected by his friends and relatives, but towards the last all hope ceased and the end was expected.

Morgan always lived, since a boy, in the town of Farmington and was well known and universally respected. He possessed rare qualities of good citizenship; he was quiet, ambitious but never trespassed on the rights of others, and he belonged to that small class of individuals against whom none had anything to say. And it might be safely said that none in that community had more friends or would be more missed.

The funeral services were held at the Farmington Presbyterian Church on Friday, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m.; and were attended by a large concourse of people. Rev. C. B. Gillette was assisted in the service by Revs. Beqna and Merrick, of Tioga. The sorrow at the funeral was universal, and the whole community feels that they have sustained a loss.

The deceased leaves a father and mother and one sister and a wife and one child, who share the sympathy of his many friends. He is gone but not forgotten.

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