From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", pages 856-857.


Asa T. Beebe was born in Madison County, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1814, a son of James and Zeborah Beebe, his father a native of Connecticut and his mother of New York.  Asa T. Beebe was in his fourth year when his parents moved to Knox County, Ohio.  His father is living at Chesterville, Morrow Co., Ohio, aged ninety-three years.  His mother died about six years ago.  He was married Feb. 16, 1837, in Delaware County, Ohio, to Nancy Dillingham.  He lived on his father’s farm one year after his marriage and then moved to Steuben County, Ind., and located at Richland Center, where he lived about ten years, when he moved to his present residence on section 20, Richland Township, where he owns 100 acres of fine land.  Mrs. Beebe died in 1853, leaving one child – Alvah O., a prosperous farmer of Williams County, Ohio.  Mr. Beebe afterward married Mary Jane Merritt, a native of Ohio.  After five years of married life, Mrs. Beebe died, and Feb. 24, 1860, Mr. Beebe married Elizabeth Moore, who was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 24, 1834.  Mr. Beebe in politics is a Greenbacker.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Beebe has by industry, frugality and attention to his business acquired a fair competence which he has used to make himself and family comfortable.  He enjoys the respect and confidence of all who know him.


Submitted by:  David D. Masterson