According to census information Holmes Obediah Beckwith had to be born about 1800-1802.
1840; Census Place: Mill Creek Township Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll:459; Page: 95.
1 Male under 5 1 Male 30-40(SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1800-1810) 1 Female under 5 1 Female 5-10 1 Female 30-40
1850 1850; Census Place: Boston,Erie, New York; Roll:M432_500; Page:21; Image:41.
Homes 48 (SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1802) Sarah 40 Mary 17 George 12 Eunice 11 William 10 Homes 8 Henry 6
1860; Census(SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1800) Place: Valley Township, Stark, Illinois; Roll:M653_229; Page:938; Image: 173. Holmes 60, Farmer, Real Estate Value 2,000.Personal Estate 400. Born in Nova Scotia.
Holmes O Beckwith 60 Sarah Beckwith 50 George W Beckwith 22 William Beckwith 19 Eunice A Beckwith 20 Holmes Beckwith 18 Henry Beckwith 16
1870; Census(SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1801) Place:McClellan, Newton,Indiana; Roll:M593_347; Page:74; Image: 149. 69, Farmer, Real Estate Value 500.Personal Estate 400. Born in Nova Scotia. Father and Mother of foreign birth. Male Citizen. Sarah, ? Willam H. ? John Betsinger, 8. William Betsinger, 2.
1880; Census Place:Mcclelland, Newton,Indiana; Roll:T9_301; Family History Film: 1254301; Page:232.1000; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 0461.
H. O. Beckwith, 78,(SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1802) born in Nova Scotia. Head,Born in Nova Scotia. Mother and Father born in Nova Scotia. check mark by unemployed. Occupation: Farmer Married , White, : Male Spouse: Sarah, 70
Betzinger, John, 17 Betzinger, William, 12
Obituary states Holmes died in 1886 at age 85. Obituary of H. O. Beckwith is found in the Kentland Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1886 – Page 5 (SUGGESTS BIRTH DATE OF 1801)
Can anyone provide a SOURCE for who his parents are?I'm not sure that I agree that his father is Marvin Holmes.The suggestion that they already have George born in 1801, Arabella born in 1802 and Prudence 1803 makes me wonder if they really had Holmes during this same time period!