My 2nd great grandmother was Maria Whittington born 1832 in Maryland, daughter of John Whittington and his wife Mary Weems. This information is from her death certificate. She first married (John??) Beecher and had one son, John E. Beecher. She later married Stephen O. Bedford and had three daughters. They are buried at Willard Grove Cemetery near Channahon, IL. I'm interested in other information about Maria, but I'd really like to know more about her first husband since our family has precious little knowledge beyond John E. which I guess was "Elbridge."