The Highland Township Historical Society
Highland, Oakland County, Michigan



Biographical Record, Containing Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Citizens Of Oakland County, Michigan,
Biographical Publishing Co. (1903) pp. 316-317

JUSTUS BEEBE, M. D., who is the leading medical practitioner at Wixom, Oakland County, was born in Highland township, Oakland County, Michigan, in 1837.  He is a son of Anson and Betsey (Hovey) Beebe, both of whom were born in Monroe County, New York.

Anson Beebe came to Oakland County, Michigan, in 1834, prior to the [Begin Page 317] admission of Michigan to the honors of Statehood, and took up 80 acres of government land in Highland township.  There his family of five children were born, all of whom still survive, namely; Anson, farmer in Rose township, located near Holly, who was married to Esther Grinnell, and has three, children - Fenton, Earl and Burt; Justus, of this sketch; Harriet Abigail, who married Abram Reed, resides at Harrisville, Alcona County, Michigan, and has two children, Linney and Mattie; Ira Howard, who is a resident of Saginaw, Michigan; and Olive, who married Horace Webster, resides at Cleveland, Ohio, and has one daughter, May.

Dr. Beebe obtained his early education in the local schools of Genesee County, Michigan, and then entered the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was graduated in 1874.  He has been located at Wixom for the past 30 years, engaged in practice and in operating a drug store.   In 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted for service in Company G, 8th Reg., Michigan Vol. Inf., under Colonel Fenton, and took part in all the engagements of his regiment while stationed in the vicinity of Beaufort, North Carolina.  He met with an accident which made necessary his leaving the service in the following year; and he was discharged as orderly sergeant, at Newport News.  Then followed his study of medicine and his subsequent successful career.

Dr. Beebe married Caroline M. Tenny, who was born in Macomb County, Michigan, and was a daughter of Levias and Frances A. (Scranton) Tenny.  She died June 20, 1903.  Her two children both died in infancy.  Dr. Beebe is a Master Mason. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party.  In religious views he is a Baptist.


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