We just got in a package that cost us over $130.oo that was supposed to help prove that Frederick Beghtel and Elizabeth Wareham were the parents of Jesse Beghtel born 1818 in Stark County, Ohio...
Jesse was assined the duty of Administrator over Frederick's estate after he died in Lawrence Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
So now we have evidence that still does not state clearly that Jesse was Frederick's son, but it does state that widow Elizabeth Wareham Beghtel was allowed to keep, as part of her "dowry", the Frederick Beghtel Bible...
We are trying to apply for membership to the SAR Society, with is a genealogical society based upon proven descendancy from a Patriot of the Revolutionary War ...so we must be able to document every generation of the tree. We have every document for each generation with the exception of Jesse... Jesse was born in 1818 in Stark County, Ohio and they did not make birth records that early. Jesse died in 1890 in Kosciusko County, Indiana and they did not require death records in that year...so there is also no death record for him. We must be able to prove he was the son of Frederick & Elizabeth.That leaves us with the Bible that was originally owned by Frederick.We believe that he wrote the names and dates for his eleven children within this Bible, and that this will be the "document" that we need to complete this task of documentation for the SAR.
So we need to know it's current location.
We are willing and able to pay for good, clear, readable copies of: Outside cover of Bible Inside publisher's page showing date Bible was printed All Family History pages for whole family information: Births, marriages and deaths of the eleven children, and the parents.
For SAR purposes, these copies must have cites on back showing they are complete pages of information, along with the current location (address etc) of the Bible so they can verify it as a document.
We can be reached directly at: RBeghtel@aol.com Ray