Beckwith, Josiah Gale, 1803-1871
Dr. Josiah Gale Beckwith was born September 14, 1803, at Standford, N. Y., graduated from Union College, and studied medicine at the Albany Medical College. He settled in Litchfield, Conn., in 1829 and died there March 21, 1871. He was a successful practitioner, officer of the state medical society, nominated for governor, and was elected to the State Legislature several times. Dr. Beckwith operated a drug store, invested in a variety of business interests, and served as an officer of several prominent local institutions, including terms as president of the Phoenix Bank and Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He married Jane Maria Seymour (Mar. 8, 1811-Aug. 13, 1868) on February 1st, 1831 and they had five children. She was a daughter of Moses Seymour Jr. of Litchfield.
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Scope and Contents The Beckwith family papers (1988-01-0) consist of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, military records, diaries, photographs, and other records. A small group of papers predates those of the Beckwith family. At present, only materials created prior to 1840, a limited selection of post-1840 materials, and those that relate to Josiah Beckwith (1803-1871) have been processed. They are arranged in three series. Series 1, Papers (1767-1892), contains a collection of primarily legal...
Dates: Created: 1767-1972; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1988
Content Description Beckwith, J.G. to Sutherland, Josiah (2015-69-0) A hand written letter by Beckwith to Southerland. Although having acquired other references from prominent sources he is now requesting a character reference to get his son into West Point.