BECKWITH, JAMES (1779-1815)
BECKWITH, JAMES, acting collector of customs; b. Cornwallis, N.S., 15 Feb 1779, s/o Asa Beckwith and Mary Morton; m. Janet Kerr, of Parrsboro, N.S., a native of Ecclefechan, Scotland; d. Miramichi, 8 Dec 1815.
James Beckwith was the acting collector of customs at Miramichi in December 1814 and until his death a year later, at age thirty-six. There were four young sons and a daughter in the family. His widow died at Berwick, N.S., in 1852, leaving two sons.
[b/d] LDS-AF / Eaton; Morning Chronicle 29 May 1852; PANB (petitions #649, #786)