ANCESTOR: JOHAN GEORGE BECKTELHYMER, THE ELDER (questionable)
Direct Descendants: Johan George Becktelhymer (questionable), John
Beckelhymer (questionable), John Beckelhymer/Behymer (1754-1812), Martin
Behymer (1794-1881), Leroy Elmore Behymer (1832-1901), Mary Elizabeth
SALLYE is the granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Behymer who wrote
beautiful stories, never published. At the age of 81 she wrote about
her trip, as a young woman with a baby, from Campbell Co., KY to Howell
Co., MO by wagon and flat boat down the Ohio River to the Mississippi
River. She told about the time the Jesse James group stopped at their
ANCESTOR: JOHAN GEORGE BECHTELHYMER, THE ELDER
Direct Descendants: Johan George Bechtelhymer (bef 1712-bef 1790), John
Beckelhymer (abt 1732-1801), Joseph Beckelhymer
(b.1770-1771-d.1833), Elizabeth Beckelhymer (1806-1859), James Henry Lower (1848-1914)
JOHN TIPPET is the great grandson of James Henry Lower. Family legend (unverified)
has it that John Jay Lower, who married Elizabeth Beckelshymer, was a
descendant of John Jay, the first
Supreme Court Justice of the United States.
ANCESTOR: JOHAN GEORGE BECKELHYMER, THE ELDER
Direct Descendants: Elder John Beckelhymer, John Beckelhymer, Sr., Jacob
Beckelhymer (abt 1778- ), Elias Beckelhymer/B'Hymer/Behymer
(1814-1900), Benjamin T. Behymer (1851-1924), Dorothy Evelyn Behymer
SUSAN is the granddaughter of Dorothy.
ANCESTOR: JOHAN GEORGE BECHTOLSIMER ?
Direct Descendants: Johan George Bechtolsimer?, John Beckleshymer? (m.
Elizabeth Rinker), Jacob B'Hymer (b.1777-1778-d.?), Solomon Behymer
(1819-1917), Mary Elizabeth Behymer (1854-1918), Ida Myrtle Davis
(1876-1942), Eva Manderville (1899-1987)
RICK is the grandson of Eva who once told him that she remembered her
mother telling about coming West in a covered wagon as a small girl.
ANCESTORS: ABRAHAM BECKTELHEIMER and Christina
Direct Descendants: Abraham Becktelheimer, Abraham Becktelheimer (abt
KENNY believes he is the grgrgrgr-grandson of Abraham, born
abt 1772 in Franklin, VA and married to Mary Polly Kingery on Oct. 28,
ANCESTORS: JACOB PICKLESIMER (1743) and Catherine Kilgary
Direct Descendants: Jacob Picklesimer (1743), Henry Picklesimer
(1765-1828), Abraham Picklesimer (1787-1861), George Picklesimer
(1830-1924), John Wilson Picklesimer (1861-1942), Earl Picklesimer
ANCESTORS: ABRAHAM ADAM PICKLESIMER (b. 1775) and Elizabeth Prater
Direct Descendants: Abraham Adam Picklesimer (b. 1775), John Picklesimer
(1807-1860), Nathaniel Picklesimer (1829-1904), John Milton Picklesimer
(1854-1929), Edward Jackson Picklesimer (1874-1955), Clancey Ernest
JOHN WALTER PICKLESIMER has written a book "The Picklesimers of Eastern
ANCESTOR: ABRAHAM ADAM PICKLESIMER
Direct Descendants: Abraham Adam Picklesimer, Samuel Picklshimer, Lewis
Pickleshimer/Simer (1832), Sara Catherine Simer (b. 1862), Bertie Burks
(b. 1888), Carl Self (b. 1907), Genie Ve Orene Self (b. 1926)
ANCESTORS: JONATHAN OR JOHN BEHYMER (1744-1812) and Sarah A.
Direct Descendants: Jonathan or John Behymer (1744-1812), Solomon Behymer
(1782-1858), William Behymer (1822-1890), Sara Emeline Behymer
(1866-1906), Ethel Mae [Corbin] Smith (1889-1982)
TOM is the grandson of Ethel Mae Corbin, the only daughter of Sara
Emeline Behymer and Alfred Thomas Corbin. Ethel began teaching piano at
age 17 and gave her last lesson two days before she died at age 92. She gave over 75,000 lessons in her lifetime.
During that remarkable lifetime, she was never a patient in a hospital.
ANCESTOR: JONATHAN BEHYMER/BECHTELHEIMER (whatever)
Direct Descendants: Jonathan Behymer (1744-1812), Nathaniel
Behymer, Andrew Jackson Behymer, Sarah Ellen Behymer
WILFRED is the great-grandson of Sarah.
ANCESTORS: NATHANIEL BEHYMER and Anna Magdelaine
Direct Descendants: Nathaniel Behymer, John Behymer (m. Jane
Meeker), Harriet Jane Behymer (1828-1911)
KAY is the grgr-granddaughter of Harriet who died in Sterling, Logan
Co., Colorado. She had 12 children, seven boys and five girls.
ANCESTORS: JACOB BECKELHIMER (b. 1761) and Christina
Direct Descendants: Jacob Beckelhimer (1761- ), Levi
Beckelhimer, Henderson Beckelhimer, Levi Harrison Beckelhimer, Edith Mae Beckelhimer, Shirley
Dillon, Deanna Adams
ANCESTORS: JACOB B'HYMER (b. Abt 1778) and Elizabeth France
Direct Descendants: Jacob B'Hymer (abt 1778- ), Solomon Behymer
(1819-1917), Mary Elizabeth Behymer(1854-1918), Ida Myrtle
Davis(1876-1942), Howard Earl Manderville(1901-1992)
TWILA is the grgr-granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Behymer who married
William T. Davis. Mary died in Toppenish, Washington and is buried in
the nearby town of Zillah. A photograph of
her, taken in the early 1900s is on her tombstone.
ANCESTORS: SOLOMON BECKELHYMER (1781-1858) and Mary "Polly" Webb.
Direct descendants: Solomon (1781-1858), Samuel Behymer (1809-1887),
Lewis Behymer (1838-1892), William (1860-1915), Charles Russell Behymer
(1895-1978) and Charles Glenn Behymer (1926-1956)
LINDA is the daughter of Charles Glenn. She has found that searching for
her ancestors has been difficult as her grandfather's mother, Tillie,
died one day after his birth and the children were all sent to be raised
by other families.
ANCESTORS: ELIJAH BEHYMER (b. 1793) and Elizabeth McKinsay, 2. Susan
Direct Descendants: Elijah Behymer (1793-?)--Henry Behymer
(1843-1928)--Nora Behymer (1871-1932)--Russell Hardin Graham
(1889-1957)--Russell Lee Graham (1912-1949)
ANCESTOR: JAMES BECKELHYMER
Direct Descendants: James Beckelhymer (1805-1880), Jackson C.
Beckelhymer/Behymer (1842-1901), Walter Behymer, Sr. (1874-1935)
ANCESTOR: BENJAMIN BECKELHYMER
Direct Descendants: Benjamin Beckelhymer (b. 1790-1800, d. 1844), Levi
Beckelhymer (1823-?), Isaiah Beckelhymer (1860-1889), Joseph Russell Beckelhymer
(1898-1984), Gladys E. Beckelhymer
DEB is the granddaughter of Joseph. Her ancestor Benjamin was born in
Virginia, moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, then moved to Fountain Co.,
Indiana. Benjamin and his son
Levi planted many of the maple trees that still line the streets of
GREG has two genealogy books written on the Behymers, "Deep Roots" by
Edith Sipple and "Beckelshymer, Beckelhymer, Behymer Roots" by Mary
Johnson Behymer, Greg's step-grandmother. Each book has a different
line preceding Iven. One claims Iven's father was
Samuel Elliott Behymer and the other claims Thomas Scott Beckelshymer
ANCESTOR: ABRAHAM BECHTELSHEIMER
Direct Descendants: Abraham Bechtelsheimer, Daniel Picklesimer/B'Hymer (abt
1763-1826), Jacob B'Hymer (abt 1804-1868), Leonard B'Hymer (1837-1879), David
Lucien B'hymer/Behymer (1869-1930), Roy Raymond Behymer (1902-1984).
WILLIAM R. "BILL" BEHYMER is the grandson of Roy Raymond Behymer.
ANCESTOR: JOHAN GEORGE BECKTELHYMER, THE ELDER. Direct
Descendants. Johan George Becktelhymer (bef 1712-bef 1790)
John Beckelhymer 1732, (Sophie Slingluff) John Beckelhymer Jr.
1754-1812, John L. Beckelshymer 1780-1847, Andrew Beckelshymer
1807-1833, Charles L. Beckelshymer 1835-1902, Willard J.
Clifford C. Trimble is the grandson of Willard J. Beckelshymer.