19th Century

We have little data on Beers. Her only known song appeared in Will­iam Brad­bu­ry’s 1864 Gold­en Censer.

We speculate she might be Mar­tha Hart Beers (1832–1909), buried in Wood­land Cem­e­tery, Bronx New York. Her husband was Hen­ry New­ell Beers, and a Mrs. Hen­ry N. Beers was president of the New York Board of Foreign Missions of the Pres­by­ter­ian Church as of 1908 (Eliz­a­beth Daily Journal, Eliz­a­beth, New Jer­sey: January 8, 1898), page 1, column 5. The song Je­sus Died for Me was written for a Pres­by­ter­ian church in New York City.

Also, a Mrs. Hen­ry N. Beers was listed as a donor in the New York City Mis­sion Month­ly, Vol­umes 18–19, 1905, under Re­ceipts for No­vem­ber 1907, page 24.

  1. Jesus Died for Me