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Alvan BECK
Cynthia T. SHOWALTER
Husband:  Alvan / Alvin BECK
Birth:  5 Feb 1834, IN probably in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN
Death:  4 Mar 1872
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John W. BECK (1809-1887) of NC
Mother:  Lavina LAFUZE (1812/13-1895) of OH
Marriage:  18 Feb 1858
Mother:  Cynthia T. SHOWALTER
Birth:  1838/9, IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. John HAMPSHIRE, b. 1843/4, OH
Father:  Joseph SHOWALTER (1790/1-1878) of Lancaster Co., PA
Mother:  Margaret PRICE (1805/6-1884)
Children:
born in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN:
1.  Douglas / George H./E. BECK, b. 1860; m. Louise F. __?__; no issue

born in IN, either in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN, or Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN:
2.  Edwin A. BECK, b. May 1865
3.  Joseph BECK, b. Mar 1870; d. bef. 1880

born in Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN:
4.  Claude D. Orin BECK, b. Aug 1872; m. Minta ROACH (b. Sep 1874, IN; sister of Ira M. ROACH, b. Dec 1879)

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alvin BECK (æ 16, b. IN) is living in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN (p. 616), with his parents, John BECK (æ 41, b. NC) and Lavina (æ 38, b. OH).  Cinthia SHOWALTER (æ 11, b. IN) is living in Liberty Twp., Union Co., IN (p. 284A), with her parents, Joseph SHOWALTER (æ 59, b. PA) and his wife, Margaret (æ 44, b. PA) no one else in the 1850 census comes close to being Cynthia.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 34):  Brownsville P.O., Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN, Roll M653_301, p. 223, PN 12, 86/89, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Alvan Beck 26 M   Farmer 400 300 Ind
Cyntha T do 21 F         do
Dougless do 1/? M         do
Joseph SHOWALTER (æ 69, b. PA) is living in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN (p. 221), with his wife, Margaret (æ 54, b. PA).

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 32):  Logansport P.O., Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN, Roll M593_302, p. 79B, PN 26, 194/194, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Beck Alvan 36 M W Farmer 850 600 Indiana  
____ Cynthia 31 F W Keeps house     "  
____ George 10 M W       "  
____ Edwin  5 M W       "  
____ Joseph 2/12 M W       " Mar
Can't find Joseph or Margaret SHOWALTER.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 25):  Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN, Roll T9_268, p. 470C, PN 5, SD 5, ED 36, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
144 145 Hampshire John W M 56     / Farmer   OH MD PA
    _________ Cyntha T. W F 42 Wife   / Keeping House   IN VA VA
    Beck George H. W M 20 StepSon /   Works on Farm / IN IN IN
    ____ Edwin A. W M 15 StepSon /   Works on Farm / IN IN IN
    ____ Claud. D. Orin? W M  7 StepSon /     / IN IN IN
Margaret SHOWALTER (æ 74, b. PA; parents b. Ireland, Virginia) is living alone in Billingsville, Union Co., IN (p. 13B).

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 32):  Dear Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN, Roll T623_362, p. _, SN 11, SD 11, ED 6, enumerated 21 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
220 220 Hampshire John Head W M Mch 1824 76 M 25     OH MD PA Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 184
    _________ Cynthia T Wife W F Nov 1838 61 M 25 5 3 IN VA PA     Y Y Y        
Listed two households from son, Claude BECK, (b. Aug 1872, IN) with wife Minta (b. Sep 1874, IN), four children, and brother-in-law, Ira M. ROACH (b. Dec 1879, IN).  Also in Deer Creek Twp., son George E. BECK (b. May 1860, IN; wife Louie?, b. Jan 1861, IN; no children).

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George E. BECK (æ 49, b. IN; wife Louise F., æ 49, b. IN; no children) are living in Clay Twp., Cass Co., IN (p. 43A).  Claude D. BECK (æ 37, b. IN, widower with seven children) is living in Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN (p. 89A).

9.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George E. BECK (æ 59, b. IN; wife Louise, æ 58, b. IN; no children) are still living in Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN.  Claude not found.

10.  1930

11.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 3, Pedigree #4259; Vol. 38, Pedigree #369.

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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