19th Century


Beers’ 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.


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