Person:Silas Beers (1)

m. 27 Nov 1770
  1. Silas Beers1771 - 1829
  2. Hannah Beers1773 - 1819
  3. Simeon Hathaway Beers1775 - 1775
  4. Chloe Beers1776 - 1819
  5. Phoebe Beers1779 - 1821
  6. Jabez Beers, II1781 - 1848
  7. Samuel Beers1784 - 1818
  8. Elizabeth Beers1786 - 1788
  9. Elizabeth Beers1788 - 1853
  10. Abigail Beers1792 - 1872
  11. Huldah Beers1795 - 1846
  • HSilas Beers1771 - 1829
  • WMary Beach1774 - 1843
m. 10 Aug 1794
  1. Joseph Beers, Jr.1795 - Aft 1859
  2. Ezekiel Beach Beers1799 - Bef 1900
  3. Miriam Beers1800 - 1876
  4. John Beers1802 - 1873
  5. Jabez B. Beers1803 - Bef 1900
  6. Daniel Sayre Beers1805 - 1884
  7. Lucy Beers1808 - 1846
  8. Terese A. Beers1811 - 1884
Facts and Events
Name[1] Silas Beers
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Apr 1771 Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 10 Aug 1794 Morristown, Morris Co., New Jerseyto Mary Beach
Death[2] 22 Jul 1829 Reading, Yates Co., New York
Other[3] Died in Starkey, Yates Co., NY

William D. Carr has listed as Blacksmith, Mechanic, Farmer

William D. Carr has: Although the birth and baptism of Silas Beers is recorded in the Combined First Church Records, Morristown, there is no further notice of him or his family in that register. He and his wife removed to Cayuga County, NY as a young couple, leaving his parents and at least some siblings behind in Morristown.

  Silas Beers purchased land in Cayuga Co., NY in Nov. 1797 and was counted there in the US census of 1800. (His uncle Henry Beers was there also).  This area had been cleared of Seneca Indians by Continental Army troops under Gen. Sullivan; his forces included many from Morristown.
  That part of Cayuga County became Seneca County in 1804.
  Silas Beers had moved by 1814 from the east side of Seneca Lake to its west bank.  There, he established residence in Reading, Steuben County.  After the formation of Yates County from a portion of Steuben in 1824, Reading was renamed Starkey.  (Reading had been formed from Frederickstown (later Wayne), Steuben Co. in 1808.)
  He lived out his life farming in the Town of Starkey in or near a settlement called Shannontown(now identified on a county map as "Shannon Corner").
  The remains of Silas Beers are buried in an orphaned graveyard about a mile south of the settlement near his last residence, Shannon Corner.  The graveyard is older than the adjacent Methodist Church, whose members tend it somewhat.  His is the only Beers family grave legible there; no others nearby are marked in any way.  A death notice copied from a local newspaper of the time reportedly dated July 28, 1829, states as follows:  "Silas Beers died 22 July 1829 in Starkey, Yates Co.  A respectable farmer of that town."
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Beers Genealogy Vol. 6, The New Jersey Beers by Mary Louise Regan
  2. Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1. (Release date: August 23, 1996)
    Tree #0255.

    Date of Import: Mar 29, 1998

  3. William D. Carr, Sr.