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William Cooke
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« on: June 10, 2005, 04:40:56 PM »

There is an article on Mary SECORD in the June/July 2005 issue of The Beaver, Canada's History Magazine. The article is written by Alex Newman, the niece of Marjorie Newman, who Ken Annett mentioned in his Gaspe of Yesterday articles and in his article in Huguenot Trails.

Newman suggests that Joshua BEEBE and Mary SECORD settled on the Upper Susquehanna before 1769, fled to York in southern Pennsylvania to escape the Pennamite War (1769-1772), where two of their children were born, then returned to the Upper Susquehanna. Newman quotes the 1871 letter from John Secord BEEBE to William Thomas BEEBE as well as the 1838 and 1843 letters from Adin BEEBE to his brother Amasa.

Unfortunately sources are not fully documented in the article. Newman states "there are records of two children born to them at York" but what these records are and where they may be found is unclear.

Newman also believes that the Peach Island mentioned in the John Secord BEEBE letter is Peach Bottom Island which is on the Susquehanna near York. Yet the rest of the description in the letter suggests that the farm was located on the East Branch of the Upper Susquehanna River near the point where the river valley widens to become the Wyoming Valley.

Finally, based on the letters, Newman suggests that Mary SECORD may have died in 1843 at the age of 106.

Interesting reading but nothing particularly new to BEEBE researchers.
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