Nick Dann
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Nick Dann

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Nick F. Dann
Born 1930s.
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Nick Dann is a member of the Derry Name Study Project.
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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]
  • California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985: Nicholas F. Dann and Debra L. Jackson, 10 May 1980, San Mateo County.[3]

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
  3. State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California

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Thank you, Nick, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Nick, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Nick!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 1200!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Nick!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Nick

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Canada and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Janet~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Nick!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Nick

On behalf of the Canada Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active in the Canada project. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Janet ~ Volunteer Coordinator


If you joined the project only to show your connection to an ancestor, please consider using a Canada Stickers on your profile instead of the project badge

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
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.

posted by Anne B
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
posted by Roger Pierson
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

posted by Robin Lee