Perhaps this will help in your search to find out who the parents of Geo. & Samuel Beckwith were.
In Sept. 2001 I was told by (via email) Jamiller1@zebra.net that Barbara Wiser at the Ashtabula Historical Society had helped her find out who the parents of Geo. & Samuel were and also enlistment date for Geo. in the Civil War. Since I have been ill all of my records have been put away so I can't get to my files to find the email sent to me with the info.
If the s/n addy is still good for Jamiller1@zebra.net maybe she can supply the info. to you or, Barbara Wiser can find it for you?