Nick Dann

Nick Dann

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Nick F. Dann
Born 1930s.
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My genealogical pursuits began with a hand-written family tree my mother made for me many years ago. It had some 60+/- names on it. As computers evolved, eventually I acquired some family tree software, and after several retries, settled on one that seems to suit my needs. Long story short, my "tree" is now over 33,000 persons, almost all related somehow or other. Among the surnames in my tree: Dann, Kessell, Colwill, Bettison, Brownbill, Lawrence, Rogers, Sayre, Moore, Howell, Eddy, Mathewson, Judah, Paddock, Savory, McDewell, Crowell, Chase, Downing, Brailsford, Twining, Young, Paine, Boynton, Snow, Hopkins, Sparrow, Prence, Brewster, Beardslee, Beardsley.

I am particularly involved in Beardslee/Beardsley genealogy. I have several sources available, and a couple of thousand Beardslee/Beardsley's in my personal database (not all added to WikiTree). I have a private list of Beardslee/Beardsley correspondents with whom I share information on a regular basis. If you are a Beardslee or Beardsley and have in interest in my family research activity, please contact me by private e-mail. I am more than happy to collaborate on this family on or off WikiTree.

Also interested in my wife's ancestry, particularly her Pellman (Germany - Missouri - New Mexico) and John Quincy Grant (1852-1922) grandparents.[1]

This profile is a collaborative work-in-progress. Can you contribute information or sources?


  • 1940 US Census: Sharon, Norfolk County, MA, 12 Apr 1940, Enumeration District 11-254, Sheet 13A[2]

See also:


  1. Information from Dann family researcher, Nick Dann, 2 Dec 2014.
  2. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls; Roll: T627_1632; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 11-254

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Nick is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
See Beardsley Tag. Beardslee is a common alternate spelling, and most have been traced to the same Beardsley ancestors.
William Beardsley (c1605 - c1661) of Stratford, Connecticut, is my 9th great grandfather.
RE Sharon, Massachusetts genealogical research
I am descended from Richard Dann (c1801 - c1891) of New Brunswick. I also have Beardsley Loyalist connections to St. John, c1783.
I am descended from Richard Dann (c1801 - c1891) of New Brunswick.
Sameul Eddy, born in Cranbrrok, England 1608, died at Swansea, Massachusetts 1687, is my 9th great grandfather.
Joseph Lawrence, born c1801 England, is my 3rd great grandfather. He married Sarah Bishop. Would appreciate any help whatsoever in tracing these ancestors
James H. McDewell, (1794 Scotland - 1873 Boston) is my 3rd great grandfather. He was a rigger/seaman in Bath, Maine in the early 1800's, having emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in July 1815. He was naturalized at Bath, Maine, in September 1838.
I have Beardsley family connections, and very possibly Dann ancestors, in the UEL Directory


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On 15 Apr 2019 at 15:44 GMT Anne B wrote:

Hello Nick,

Would you like to be seen on WikiTree as one of the "go-to" people for your Mayflower ancestor, Thomas Rogers? The Mayflower Project would like to involve you in a new effort to update Mayflower profiles and establish Mayflower passenger "Teams", beginning with the Rogers family.

Goal: Every project profile will have an accurate, written biography, with inline citations, using primary sources and reliable secondary sources.

I hope that you will be eager to contribute towards this goal starting with the family of your ancestor, Thomas Rogers. Please send me a private message and let me know your thoughts? Once I know you are interested in helping, I will send you an invitation to join the Mayflower Google group. When you accept the invitation, we will be on our way.

On 4 Nov 2018 at 16:09 GMT Roger Pierson wrote:

Hi Nick, I am looking forward to sharing what I know about the Derry's in and around Foxborough MA. My grandmother, Irene Derry Pierson, moved to Indiana with my grandfather after his residency on a Floating Hospital moored somewhere near there in the mid to late (I'll work on finding the exact date) 1920's - but, she never lost her "Boston" accent. Roger

On 3 Oct 2018 at 01:21 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Nick It looks like you may have some outstanding merges that need attention. You can find them by following the link at the top of this page under >My Wikitree>Watchlist, then hit the button that says Pending Merges

Thanks for helping with Wikitree

On 20 Aug 2018 at 16:28 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Nick,

Greg Lavoie, Dave Rutherford and I have put a lot of work into restructuring the Canada Project. Have a look at the new project page.

You'll see that we've changed the project name to the Canada Project and the badge will be changed shortly. We've done this in order to provide lots of ways for people to contribute to Canadian Profiles. We've also moved towards a team approach with top level teams being lead by Project Coordinators and sub-teams being lead by Team Leaders.

Would you like to continue in the Canada Project, and if so, which team(s) would you like to be on?

Let me know if you have any questions. Once I hear back from you I'll add you to the Google group and get you set up in your team(s).


On 15 Aug 2018 at 20:02 GMT Laura Gauthier wrote:

Thank you so much, you have helped in so many ways, I am looking forward to working with you

Laura Gauthier

On 29 May 2018 at 20:38 GMT Monica Edmunds wrote:

hi Nick, re merge Manners-14 and Manners-51

Manners-51 had been attached to husband John Savage, but to John Savage VI rather than VIII. I disconnected her today. Note that daughter Mary (Savage 634) who died Nursling 1622 is the same person as Savage-315 (Nursling is where she is buried, Grove Place is where she lived) I have lots of data on this family (I'm the one who tracked down Mary's tomb) so email me if you want more data.

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:40 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 9 Aug 2017 at 00:25 GMT Dave Schrubba wrote:

Thank you for the connection now completed. Dave Schrubba

On 8 Jul 2017 at 20:13 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Nick,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

On 2 Jan 2017 at 18:18 GMT Sheila Beardslee wrote:

Nick says: Currier-936 and Currier-627 appear to represent the same person because: Same person; alternate spelling of Beardsley/Beardslee resulted in duplicate.

See reply about Dr Henry Curtis Beardsley-lee. Please do NOT change the spelling of their son (my great grandfather) Lucius Webster Beardslee if you are continuing their line. I believe there is some info in my entries which is not in yours. Kind regards, Sheila B

On 2 Jan 2017 at 18:11 GMT Sheila Beardslee wrote:

> Nick says Beardslee-310 and Beardsley-1615

Hi Nick, if you wish to merge the two I don't object as long as you include the date of birth from my entry. All of my entries include the county as well as city and state wherever possible. Also The city Dr Henry died in is correctly spelled Painesville (2 e's). You may, if you like, also change the surname spelling to Beardsle_y_; my great grandfather, Henry & Clementine's son Lucius Webster, spelled it with no y, but 2 e's at the end. Will you then add my family from Lucius on-ward? Kind regards, Sheila B

On 21 Dec 2016 at 20:16 GMT Dee (Olmsted) Poole wrote:

I do not see any facts to suggest Beardsley-3407 and Beardsley-3064 are the same men. In fact, they have different fathers and spouses. Would you please explain why you feel they are one in the same.

On 16 Nov 2016 at 14:18 GMT Daryl (Clement) Steinbraker wrote:

Saying that Nick has been generous in helping me get started on wikitree, and gathering information on my family tree, would be an understatement. He is an inspiration and I feel blessed that my initial search led me to him. Nick, thank You!!!!

On 7 Aug 2016 at 16:32 GMT Victoria Toon wrote:

Thank you so much for your collaboration and edits to Ernest (Beardsley-3208) I really appreciate it :)

On 8 Nov 2015 at 00:41 GMT Roger Travis Jr. wrote:

I'm happy to add you to the trusted lists of the Beardsleys, but Wikitree policy for non-living people under 200 years old is in fact Public. I just added you to the lists of the Beardsleys on whose pages you posted.

On 20 Jun 2015 at 17:36 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Nick,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything esle you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

On 15 Jun 2015 at 00:49 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Please remove the categories Mayflower Passenger and Mayflower Families. from your profile. You were not alive in the 1600's. An appropriate category for you would be Category:Mayflower_Descendants_On_WikiTree. Thanks for your help with this.

On 1 Apr 2015 at 21:03 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

I noticed your new Club 1000 Club badge for March 2015.



On 24 Mar 2015 at 00:33 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Congratulations for your Big Heart Badge ☺

On 14 Mar 2015 at 21:00 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your contributions to WikiTree. I see that you have some relatives who died more than 200 years ago that are set to a Private setting. Please see these instructions for how older profiles should have their privacy settings set: [1] Thank you, Sharon - WikiTree Ranger

On 20 Jan 2015 at 21:57 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Welcome to the One Name Studies project! I've awarded you the project badge. Thank you for joining! ;-)

On 19 Dec 2014 at 18:42 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Nick,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards .

If you need to describe an event, heirloom or a location relevant to your research, try Free Space Profiles .

If you run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving these unfortunate situations.

A project of note is the Global Family Reunion check it out at Global Family Reunion.

Questions? Ask via my profile page. Mags

On 18 Dec 2014 at 09:56 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Thank you for joining the Mayflower Project. To keep up with the changes to the profiles, you should add MAYFLOWER to your followed tags and check on G2G for activity. Enjoy!

On 2 Dec 2014 at 20:21 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

Hi Nick, just one more ...

I notice you plan to or already uploaded a GEDCOM. If you go to our Help Index, there is a lot of great information under GEDCOM that you will find useful for GEDCOM imports to WikiTree. Here are two quick links: step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful. 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.

Please keep in mind that our vision is to build a collaborative tree with just one profile per person, so please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile. Thank you for taking the time to go through your gedmatches.

Good Luck,

On 2 Dec 2014 at 20:20 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:


I see you have uploaded your DNA for comparison. Did you know we have a project for DNA where a lot of great new things are happening? If you are interested and would like to check it out, go to the FIND link top right of your profile page, select PROJECTS from the drop down box, and then select the link for the DNA project. It has information listed that might be of interest to you, and feel free to contact any of the members if you would like additional details.



On 2 Dec 2014 at 20:19 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

Hi Nick,

You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one Profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree.

If you need help getting started, check out the Help section from the Menu, top right.

Head over to the G2G forum. and take a minute to introduce yourself in the Tree House. You might also want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.

If you are experiencing a specific problem, you can reach out to our Mentor Team They are a very friendly group of people

Welcome, and Good Luck!


On 2 Dec 2014 at 17:00 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:

Volunteer Button Nick. You clicked on the volunteer button indicating that you would like to collaborate and add family information. If that’s correct please leave another comment here on your profile to indicate your willingness to help build the “Tree”, and one of the Greeters will be happy to add you as a member of WikiTree.

If you just want to explore and search for relatives or family information you can do that as a guest without volunteering.

To help you with your search, check out the “Find” button. Clicking the “Matches for family”or the “Surnames” buttons may show you the way to some family info or connections.

In the “Help” area you can post questions in the G2G forum. We have a lot of people who are willing to help. Just ask. Good Luck.

On 2 Dec 2014 at 16:59 GMT Nick Dann wrote:

Researching several family lines. Particularly interested in Beardsley/Beardslee and have extensive database and resources available.

On 2 Dec 2014 at 16:34 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:

Hi  Nick, welcome to Wikitree

 To help you find your way, the help pages and search features can be accessed through the links on the upper right hand corner of almost any page.   Feel free to post a question in the G2G Forum or on a relevant profile page. If you would like to contribute to Wikitree, please click the Volunteer link to receive your ‘Volunteer’ badge, and post a comment here on your profile to tell us that you are interested in family history and wish to join us. We will be very glad to welcome you to the WikiTree Community.