Nick Dann

Nick Dann

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Nick F. Dann
Born 1930s.
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Categories: Beardsley-Beardslee Name Study | Sharon, Massachusetts | Profile Improvement Project.


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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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 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

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