He was the son of Dan Beckwith and Ann (Hough) Beckwith. In 1805, he married Lurena Chadwick (1785–1857), and they had 9 children. About 1806, the family removed to a place in Herkimer County which in 1812 became part of the Town of Columbia.
He was again a member of the State Assembly (Herkimer Co.) in 1847. In 1848, he became a Free Soiler and later a Republican.
He was buried at the Cemetery in Cedarville.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 130ff, 138, 192, 199, 233, 258 and 389; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Portrait in Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824 to 1854 by Jonathan H. Earle (University of North Carolina Press, 2004; pg. 11)
- http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-cemeteries/herkimer-litchfield-cedarville-cemetery.htm.htm Cedarville Cemetery Records] at New Horizons Genealogy
- Beckwith genealogy at Geo Cities
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