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Col. Miles Beach Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1985-52-0

Scope and Contents

The Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1985-52-0, consists of deeds, quit claims and two indentures from his time in Litchfield and Hartford, Connecticut. Col. Miles Beach was born in 1742 in Goshen, Connecticut to Adna and Hannah Miles Beach. Beginning sometime before 1771 until 1785, Beach was a silversmith in Litchfield with a shop on North Street. In 1785 he relocated to Hartford, where he continued in his trade with various partners until his death in 1828. While in Hartford he was also the first chief of the volunteer fire company, from 1789-1805. He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Beach was married twice, first to Abigail Hopkins, who died in 1781, and then to Sarah Butler who died in 1840. He had children by both wives.

Dates

  • Created: 1766-1825
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Col. Miles Beach was born in 1742 in Goshen, Connecticut to Adna and Hannah Miles Beach. Beginning sometime before 1771 until 1785, Beach was a silversmith in Litchfield with a shop on North Street. In 1785 he relocated to Hartford, where he continued in his trade with various partners until his death in 1828. While in Hartford he was also the first chief of the volunteer fire company, from 1789-1805. He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Beach was married twice, first to Abigail Hopkins, who died in 1781, and then to Sarah Butler who died in 1840. He had children by both wives.

Note written by

Extent

3.00 folders

3.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Neil D. Josephson, M.D.

Method of Acquisition

Purchase

Appraisal Information

$200.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Title
Col. Miles Beach Papers
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Language of description
English
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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