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Sarah (Denman) Beardsley (1682 - abt. 1769)

Sarah Beardsley formerly Denman aka Deming
Born in Derby, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 18 Jul 1707 [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 87 in Ripton, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2009
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Sarah (Denman) Beardsley was married to a descendant of the immigrants William Beardsley and Mary Harvie.


Sarah was born about 1682. She is the daughter of Phillip Denman and Hasadiah Slough. She passed away in 1767. [1]

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  • Beardsley Genealogy: The Family of William Beardsley, One of the First Settlers of Connecticut. Compiled and edited by Nellie Beardsley Holt and Charles Eleazer Holt. Published at West Hartford, Connecticut, 1951. Sarah Dimic (Denmin) (sic; or Denman)[2] is the wife of Thomas Beardsley. Holt Record #12, Pg. 12.[3]
  • Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America, by Rev. Isaac Haight Beardsley, published 1902. Sarah Dunning (sic)[2] is the wife of Thomas Beardsley, Pg. 361.[4][5]
  • Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): Sarah Denman, 15 Sep 1682, Derby. Parent name listed as Phillip. Derby Vital Records 1655-1852.[6]
  • Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906: Birth, Sarah Denman, 15 Sep 1682, Derby, New Haven County.[7]
  • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): Thomas Beardslee and Sarah Dimih (Deming), 18 Jul 1707, Stratford Vital Records, Pg. 73, Vol. R2, Page 479A.[6]

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  1. Profile created 29 Jul 2009. Added information from Christie Lange, 15 Sept 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The surname could have been spelled 'Dimih' or 'Denmin', according to Holt genealogy; Haight genealogy spells her surname 'Dunning'. Any of these should be considered in records research. Vital records shown suggest name was actually spelled 'Denman'.
  3. Holt Record #12
  4. Haight shows date of marriage '26 Jun 1707'.
  5. Haight, Pg. 361
  6. 6.0 6.1 White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002
  7. GS Film No. 2909; Digital Folder No. 008143429; FamilySearch ( : 7 January 2020)

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Denman-15 and Deming-296 appear to represent the same person because: names and dates are close matches, and the sole source for Denman-15 is a source on Deming-296.
posted by John Beardsley
Denman-15 and Deming-296 appear to represent the same person because: Denman-15 and Deming-296 appear to be the same person, with same husband and parents Denman is on the birth record but the names are interchangeable
Deming-362 and Deming-296 appear to represent the same person because: same husband and marriage
posted by Robin Lee

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