Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Inn at Woodstock

Hartfield, Virginia

Woodstock Farm is a river front estate still held by the Lincoln family heirs in Middlesex County Virginia. The historic Federal Mansion, situated on the Piankatank River was built around 1840. The grand property was purchased as a family home in 1920 by the youngest granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, Jessie Lincoln Beckwith.
The Inn at Woodstock is a unique example of the Federal Style with its set back Portico and widow's walk overlooking the river. The 10 acres of manicured grounds surrounding the home were designed by Mrs. Beckwith, an avid gardener. She had a boxwood garden planted at the back of the grounds, which is presently being restored to its former style. A lane of Crepe Myrtle trees dating to the 1920's lines the drive approaching the house.

Monday, May 30, 2005

New York Times - TITANIC SURVIVORS MARRY - 2 March 1913

God is in the details.

The bride, who walked up the nave with her stepfather, Mr. Beckwith, who gave her in marriage, wore a gown of white satin charmeuse with a long veil of duches point that was draped in with the gown in pannier effect, the lace being carried down into a train. The gown was also trimmed with duchess lace. She carried lilies of the valley and white orchids.

The bridesmaids were Miss Gertrude Behr, a sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Beatrice Cook. They wore frocks of palest eau de nil chiffon over very pale pink and hats of white lace, having pink bows and all sorts of odd little Spring flowers caught in bunches here and there. They carried large bouquets of Spring flowers.

Yoshiyama Awards : 2004 Recipients : Nadiya Beckwith-Stanley

The Hitachi Foundation
"Nadiya's perspective as a multi-racial person has helped her to grasp the complexities of racism in the United States and helped her to see both sides of the issue. Because of this she has become a powerful and effective peer educator and organizer to bring diverse groups together to work to dismantle systemic racism at her school and throughout the Seattle School District."

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Beckwith Cemetery, Nilesville, IA

Some names...
James, Joseph, Christopher, Magdalene, Jesse, Mary, Abraham, Moses, Godfrey
and surnames like Church, Cross, Gaylord, Rivers, Rowe, Waters...

Sounds almost biblical!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Captain Upchurch's District

New Hope, etc.

1860 Census, Chatham County

Needham Beckwith41M-Farmer7000-10000-----
--Ann '36F-Dom.-------
--Wm. '12M---------
--Josire '9M---------
--Jas. '8M---------
--Ugenia '5F---------
--Lucinda '3F---------
--Wesley '8/12M---------

Ebenezer Methodist Church graveyard names

Chatham County, NC
Included are:

Beckwith, Lee, Farrar, Goodwin, Truelove, Lee, Sauls, Holt and others, including:

(Some of the dates may be reversed due to odd formatting.)

-Daniel G. Beckwith, M.D.
Born Feb. 7, 1863
Died Jan. 15, 1898

-Needham Beckwith
son of Isaac and half-brother of Silas, Green and Sion
Born Oct. 15, 1818
Died Jan. 5, 1885

-Ann Elizabeth Beckwith
Wife of Needham Beckwith
Born Feb. 23, 1822
Died Jan. 1, 1900

-Pattie Council, wife of W. H. Beckwith
July 26, 1848
Mar. 17, 1916
Tho’ lost to sight, to memory dear

-W. H. Beckwith
(William Henderson Beckwith, I think)
June 10, 1851
June 30, 1934
Tho’ lost to sight,
to memory dear

-Sallie F. wife of J. S. Beckwith
Sept. 14, 1851
June 26, 1921
Gone but not forgotten

-J. S. Beckwith
Probably Josiah, son of Needham
Born Feb. 20, 1851
Died Nov. 14, 1908

-W. S. Beckwith
Maybe Wesley, brother of Josiah, J. Fabius (M.D) and son of Needham, although he would have been born 20 years later. Also maybe a son of Josiah or sibling.
Dec. 16, 1872
Aug. 15, 1942

-Narcissio M. Beckwith
Feb. 12, 1884
Jan. 1, 1958
His memory is blessed Her memory is everlasting

-R. G. Beckwith
July 14, 1892
Jan. 8, 1975

-Laura Upchurch
Wife of R. G. Beckwith
Dec. 27, 1895
May 5, 1970

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Mother of the father of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

Oscar & Ellie Beckwith Stringfield

Ellie Beckwith, wife of Oscar Larkin Stringfield daughter of Calvin Beckwith, grand-daughter of Green Beckwith, and great-grand-daughter of Isaac Beckwith, who was my 4th great-grandfather -- making her my 2nd cousin, 3 times removed -- was the mother of the father of the North Carolina Symphony. No wonder I sometimes whistle.

Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship recipient and North Carolina native Lamar Stringfield had a passion for music. In the early 1930's, Stringfield envisioned what would become his legacy. His deep love for music and performing arts consumed Stringfield's every ounce of devotion as he tried to assemble an orchestra. Through Stringfield's hard work and the dedication of many volunteers, the North Carolina Symphony was formed in 1932. On March 16, 1932, the new North Carolina Symphony Orchestra performed its first formal concert at Meredith College auditorium in Raleigh. Comprised initially of unpaid musicians from local communities, and even some individuals from as far away as Richmond, Virginia, the Symphony and small factions had performed more than 140 concerts in 50 towns and cities around North Carolina by 1935.

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Beckwith Music Library, Bowdoin College

...named for Robert K. Beckwith, distinguished Professor of Music at Bowdoin College from 1953-1989.