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BECKWITH DATA

Biographical Data Ancestral Data Descendants Info Current Addresses Other Data (Books, Church, Census, etc.) BECKWITH, ARMSTRONG, HAIR Rev. Edward G. BECKWITH, D.D. (1826-1909) m. Caroline Porter ARMSTRONG (1832-1905) * served Wailuku Union Church 1894-1897 on Maui. * daughter of Richard ARMSTRONG (1805-1860)
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Edward Griffin BECKWITH Memorial Program, 1909:
Edward Griffin BECKWITH, D.D.
1826       Born at Great Barrington, MA
1845-1849  Williams College
1850-1851  Principal Westfield Normal School
1852-1854  Principal Royal School, Honolulu, HI
1854-1859  President of Oahu College, Honolulu, HI
1859-1862  Congregational Church, Sacramento, CA
1862-1867  Third Congregational Church, San Francisco, CA
1867-1870  Principal Oakland College School, CA
1871-1881  Second Congregational Church, Waterbury, CT
1881-1887  Third Congregational Church, San Francisco, CA
1887-1894  Central Union Church, Honolulu, HI
1894-1905  Makawao Union Church, Paia, Maui
    -1909  Died

     Punahou started in 1841 by Rev. Daniel Dole.  In 1854 Rev. Beckwith became the first
President of Oahu College.  (Oahu college seems to have been created to broaden and 
strengthen the educational scheme of Punahou School.  It was called Oahu college from 
1853-1934 when the name was changed back to Punahou School.)  In 1909 Albert F. Judd was
the Secretary of the Trustees of The Oahu College.  He sent his condolences to Mrs. Hair
in Makawao, Maui.
     Rev. Beckwith was called to be the first pastor of Central Union Church in Honolulu 
when the Bethel Union Church and the Fort Street Church merged in 1887.  They physically 
moved from the Fort Street Church into their new church in 1891.
     In 1909  Rev. Edward Bater Turner was the pastor of Makawao Union Church.
Rev. Beckwith had three brothers (David, Maurice, George) and one sister (Martha).
George came to help his brother teach at the Royal School in 1853.
He met his wife Caroline P. Armstrong, a missionary daughter, in Massachusetts and married 
her in Honlulu in 1853.  She was an invalid all her 52 years of married life.  They had 
five children and two lived to adulthood.  Frank was the oldest, born 1854.  He died in 
1885.  He resigned, for health reasons, as President of Punahou in 1859.
     The Honorable H. P. Baldwin wrote that next to his father and father Alexander that 
Dr. E.G. Beckwith exercised the greatest influence over him, for good, in his life.
     The Evangelical Association of Maui, Molokai and Lanai expressed condolences to Mrs. 
M.B. Hair.  The Hawaiian Board (Board of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association) expressed 
their condolences to Mrs. M.B. Hair.


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Ancestors  
     Thanks to Rev. Hubert S. Beckwith of Annandale, VA.  His principal 
reference is The Beckwiths, 1891, Paul Beckwith.
Matthew ca.1612 Engl-ca.1682 New London, CT, m. Mary _______
  Matthew ca.1645 Hartford CT-1727 Lyme, CT,   m1.Eliz (HILL?)
    Jonah (Deac) 1673 New London, CT-1731 Lyme, CT, m.Rebecca DeWOLF
      George (Rev) 1703 Lyme, CT-1794 Lyme, CT, m.Sarah BROWN
        Barzillai(Deac)1738 Lyme, CT-1818 EH*, CT, m1. Mary BUTLER
          George(Deac)(Capt)1764 EH*,CT -1842 GB*,m1.Patience BECKWITH
            Erastus(Deac) 1793-1873 GB*, m. Martha WILCOX
              Edward G.(Rev)1853 GB*-1909 P*, HI, m.Caroline ARMSTRONG
                Frank A. -1885
                Caroline A.    m. James J. HAIR
      Benjamin     1706 Lyme, CT-   m. Patience ROWLAND
        Allen         1736 Lyme, CT-<1782    ,m.Esther MARVIN
          Patience      1764 -1814 GB*, MA     m. George BECKWITH
EH*=East Haddam, CT    GB*=Great Barrington, MA    P*=Paia, Maui, HI


Deacon Erastus BECKWITH b.1793 East Haddam, New London Co., CT
                        d.1873 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA
m. 1821 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA
   Martha WILCOX        b.1797
                        d.1822 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA
                        dau. of Daniel WILCOX and Mehetabel WRIGHT\
Daniel W. BECKWITH	1823 GB*-1911   , m. Harriet MARTIN
Maurice BECKWITH	1825 GB*-     HI, m. Sarah MOSLEY
Edward Griffin BECKWITH 1827 GB*-1909 HI, m. Caroline P. ARMSTRONG
George Ely BECKWITH	1829 GB*-       , m. Harriet Winslowe GOODALE
Martha N. BECKWITH	1831 GB*-       , m. E. HUMPHREYS
Baruch BECKWITH		1831 GB*-1834
unnamed BECKWITH 	1834 GB*-1834
GB* = Great Barrington

     It is interesting that George 1764-1842 was a Deacon in Great Barrington 
Church from about 1811 to 1842.  Then his son Eratus served as Deacon from 
1845-1873.  Then his son Daniel W. served as Deacon from 1864-1911.  For 
half of the church's 200 year history a Beckwith held this position.     
     Three of Erastus' children went to Hawaii.  George taught at the Royal 
School and at Punahou and developed a plantation in Haiku, Maui.  George's 
daughter, Martha, was noted for her book, Hawaiian Mythology, 1970. 
  

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BECKWITH kids lived:
 Frank Armstrong b. 23 Apr. 1854 Honolulu,HI
     Ruth, b 24 Jul 1882, Santa Barbera, CA m. A.A. BULLOCK
     Holmes, b. 5 Oct 1884, Haiku, Maui, HI d. 2 Apr 1921, Syracruse, NY
 Clara, b. 13 Aug. 1855, Honolulu,HI   d. 13 Feb 1856, Honolulu, HI
 William Chapman, b. 20 Mar. 1860 Sacramento,Ca 
                             d. 24 Jul. 1860 Sacramento, CA
 Caroline Amelia, b. 2 Feb. 1865, San Francisco, Ca., d.1942 Berkeley, CA
                              m. John James Hair
     Dorothy B. HAIR   1898 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. C.B. THOMAS
     Margaret A. HAIR  1899 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. R.D. EASTMAN
     Edward B. HAIR    1901 Hamakuapoko, Maui 
     Doris B. HAIR     1904 Hamakuapolo, Maui m. R.G. KLOSS
 Edward Wilcox, b. 26 Jun 1868 San Francisco, CA 
                         d. 24 Feb 1869 Piedmont, CA.


Descendants of New England Protestant Missionaries to the Sandwich Islands
(Hawaiian Islands) 1820-1900, year?, from the reocrds of the Hawiian Mission 
Children's Society Library: (Additional detail shown in records)

Edward Griffin BECKWITH 1826-1909 Hamakuapoko, Maui,
m.1853 Hon.  Caroline Porter ARMSTRONG 1832 Honolulu-1905 Hamakuapoko, Maui
   Frank Armstrong BECKWITH   1854 Honolulu    -1885 SanFrancisco, CA
     m.1881 Montclair NJ  Ellen Warren HOLMES
     Ruth BECKWITH              1882 SantaBarbara, CA,  m. A.A. BULLOCK
     Holmes BECKWITH            1884 Haiku, Maui-1921 Syracuse, NY
       m.1909 Berkeley, CA  Helen Francis ROBINSON
   Clara BECKWITH             1855 Honolulu    -1856 Honolulu
   William Chapman BECKWITH   1860 Sacramento  -1860 Sacramento, CA
   Caroline Amelia BECKWITH   1865 SanFrancisco-1942 Berkeley, CA m. John James HAIR
     Dorothy B. HAIR            1898 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. C.B. THOMAS
     Margaret A. HAIR           1899 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. R.D. EASTMAN
     Edward B. HAIR             1901 Hamakuapoko, Maui 
     Doris B. HAIR              1904 Hamakuapolo, Maui m. R.G. KLOSS
   Edward Wilcox BECKWITH     1868 SanFrancisco-1869 Piedmont, CA

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Hawaiian Evangelical Association Minutes:
1854-      Inaugurated as 1st President of Oahu College 
               chartered by HI govt 5/23/1853
               as outgrowth of Punahou School 1841- for missionary children
                  started by Rev. Mr. Dole
1888-      Called by Bethel Union & Fort St. Church from San Francisco
1894-      Called by Paia, left Central Union
1895-      Pastor in Paia, engaged to preach in Wailuku 1 Su/mo for 1 year
1896-      Pastor in Paia, and helping with Wailuku - Chinese



From Congregatonal Year Books (Searched 1879-1910)
1879-1881  Beckwith, Edward G., Waterbury, CT,  Waterbury 2nd(1852) P. Ord.'57, Com.'71
1882-1887  Beckwith, Edward G., San Francisco, CA    S.F. 3rd(1863) P. Ord.'57, Com.'81
1888-1893  Beckwith, Edward G., Honolulu, H.I.    ABCFM, Honolulu      Ord.'57, Com.'87
1894-1897  Beckwith, Edward G., Makawao, H.I.     ABCFM, Honolulu      Ord.'57, Com.'87
1898-1901  Beckwith, Edward G., Honolulu, HI      ABCFM, Honolulu      Ord.'57, Com.'87
1902-1903  Beckwith, Edward G., Paia, H.I.      Paia, English(1878) P. Ord.'57, Com.'94
1904-1904  Beckwith, E.G.,      Hamakuapoko,H.I.Paia, English(1878) P. Ord.'57, Com.'94
1905-1908  Beckwith, E.G.,      Hamakuapoko,H.I.  ABCFM                Ord.'57, Com.'94
1909       Beckwith, E.G.,      deceased
1910       Beckwith, E.G.,      deceased  (see necrology report below)

Edward Griffin Beckwith, D.D.
m. Carrie P. Armstrong, dau. of Rev. R. Armstrong, D.D.
1826      Great Barrinton, MA, born 16 Nov.
    -1849 Williams College, graduated
1851-1854 Royal School, Honolulu, T.H., teacher
1854-1859 Oahu College, president
1857      Ordained 3 Feb
1859-1860 Sacramento, CA, paster
1860-1862 Andover Theological Seminary, resident licentiate
1862-1867 Third Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor
1867-1869 Oakland Collegiate School, principal
1869-1870 Second (now Plymouth) Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor
1871-1881 Second Church, Waterbury, CT, pastor
1874      Williams College, D.D. degree confered
1881-1887 Third Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor
1887-1893 Central Union Church, Honolulu, HI, pastor
1894-1905 Foreign Protestant Church, Makawao, Maui, T.H., pastor
1905-1909 Hamakuapoko, Maui, T.H., pastor
1909      Honolulu, Oahu, T.H., died 3 March, age 82 years, 3 months, 18 days

I have looked up addresses on web for Churches in Sacramento, Waterbury, 
S.F.,  Wrote e-mail on 5/28 for better addresses to Waterbury and S.F.  
Must phone Pioneer in Sac. before 3pm.



Kawaiahao Church Cemetery, Honolulu, Oahu
   Clara BECKWITH 1856-1856 (6 months) 
   Others?

     Need help with BECKWITH in HI, and CA, NY.  
Who were his parents and siblings?
Want to trace ancestors and contact descendants. 

     Any help would be appreciated.
James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823   (916)-393-9186

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