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Beardsley/Beardslee Name Study

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"Tell a plain unvarnished tale"

D. B. Beardsley[1]

Ode To Be A Beardsley

oh to be a Beardsley and from our family,
oh to have the Beardslee name or in your ancestry,
oh to be a Beardsley and have this special bond,
a kindred understanding on both sides of the pond,
oh to be a Beardslee wherever you may be,
by name or by blood, you're part of our family
Anthony Beardsley June 5, 2012

Quote from an Elder Beardsley

You may find the following quite fitting for those of us who are interested in Beardsley family history.
Old age induces, or should induce reflection. No man, with intellect, of mere ordinary grade, but looks back with deep interest to the past, and with intense solicitude, for the future. How can it be otherwise? It is a principle of our nature, stamped deep and lasting by Deity himself, that induces a retrospect. We delight to retrace our steps, from childhood to youth, and so on to old age. To call up visions, and recollections of the past. To associate in our minds, those who were once with us, who were dear to us, and who have long since been called away. "Reminiscences; personal and other incidents; early settlement of Otsego County; notices and anecdotes of public men; judicial, legal, and legislative matters; field sports; dissertations and discussions", by author Levi Beardsley, dated 1852; third great grand-uncle of Beardsley researcher Nick Dann

Please consider joining the 'Our Beardsley Family' Facebook Group! It is a quiet place to visit and have pleasant chats with those of our shared surname.

Templates for the Beardsley/Beardslee Projects

1. ONS Template To add a profile to this project, please add the {{Beardsley-ONS}} template to the profile page above the ==Biography== marker.

Note: This Category is generally used for Beardsley's associated with the immigrant William Beardsley of Stratford, Connecticut. The Beardsley One Name Project, however, seeks to expand the study to all Beardslee/Beardsley's, regardless of origin, in the belief that all probably are related. In the case of non-William and Mary (Harvie) descendants, consider using Non-William & Mary Descendants. Alternatively, use the ONS Template Category, and add the following to the end of the profile:
===Research Notes===
  • (name) is Categorized in the Beardsley One Name Study. This is generally used for Beardsley's associated with the immigrant William Beardsley of Stratford, Connecticut. The Beardsley One Name Project, however, seeks to expand the study to all Beardslee/Beardsley's, regardless of origin, in the belief that all probably are related.

2. Spouse Template To add a profile to the Beardsley Spouse project, please add the {{Beardsley-Spouse}} template to the NON-BEARDSLEY profile page above the ==Biography== marker.

Note: This Category is generally used for spouses of Beardsley's associated with the immigrant William Beardsley of Stratford, Connecticut. The Beardsley One Name Project, however, seeks to expand the study to all Beardslee/Beardsley's, regardless of origin, in the belief that all probably are related. In the case of non-William and Mary (Harvie) descendant spouses, consider using Non-William & Mary Descendants. Alternatively, use the Spouse Template Category, and add the following to the end of the profile:
===Research Notes===
  • (name) is Categorized as a Beardsley Spouse. This is generally used for spouses of Beardsley's associated with the immigrant William Beardsley of Stratford, Connecticut. The Beardsley One Name Project, however, seeks to expand the study to all Beardslee/Beardsley's, regardless of origin, in the belief that all probably are related.

3. Kissing Cousins Template To add profiles to the Kissing Cousins project, please add the {{Beardsley-KC}} template to BOTH the profile pages above the ==Biography== marker.

4. Non-William & Mary Descendants To add profiles of Beardslee or Beardsley families NOT descended from William & Mary Harvie, please add the {{Beardsley-non William}} template to the profile page above the ==Biography== marker.


NOTE: The templates are case-sensitive.

Category Pages

  1. DNA Projects
  2. Master List of Profiles in This Study
  3. One Name Studies
  4. Beardsleys of Distinction Interest Group
  5. Beardsley/Beardslee Veterans FreeSpace page
  6. Beardsley-Beardslee Veterans
  7. The Beardsley/Beardslee Spouses FreeSpace Page
  8. Beardsley-Beardslee Twins
  9. Kissing Cousins - Beardsley cousins who married each other

What this is :

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. For more information please contact the project leader(s), John Beardsley at jgdb@twcny.rr.com, or Nick Dann at nfdann@comcast.net. Feel free to add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc, etc, etc.

Not the bit least, we want to pay homage to our Beardsley/Beardslee forebears, lest they fade into some local death statistic.

{I'd be thrilled to have co-leaders in this project! .....John}

Name Variants

  • The obvious: Beardsley and Beardslee!
  • A recent discovery reveals that a Beardsley family from Athens, Ohio, changed the spelling to Berzley. See Francis Asbury Beardsley.
  • Please feel free to let us know of any additional variants or purposeful new spellings.

HELP NEEDED

Unsourced Profiles

The names listed on the Beardsley and Beardslee Unsourced list have no source documentation. If you can help provide proper documentation for these individuals it would be greatly appreciated. If you do add any sources on these profiles please remove any Unsourced tags.

Unconnected Profiles

The names listed on the Beardsley and Beardslee Unconnected list are not connected to the global tree. If you can help trace out connections for these individuals it would be greatly appreciated.

Unlinked Profiles

The names listed on the Beardsley and Beardslee Unlinked list are not linked to any other profile. If you can help identify the families for these individuals it would be greatly appreciated.

Relationships or Other Help Sought

Lester C. Beardsley, 1831-1911. Need his father ! Contact Nick Dann. We've established the identity of his mother.
James Beardsley, 1765 - 1825 and James Beardsley, c1766. Please see the Research Notes for the father, Josiah Beardsley. The first James profile has marriage and children reflected from IHB, pg 211; the second from Holt's record, #336, which differs. Both James are temporarily shown as the son of Josiah and Margery (Sackett) Beardsley, but, obviously, only one can be correct. The discrepancy has gone on to many, many public trees, mostly reflecting the IHB information. So, Wikitreers, it's up to us to sort it out! Contact Nick Dann. Once sorted out, the correct son James should be retained; the other modified to reflect his correct parentage, and this and associated notes expunged.
Theodore Beardsley, 1851 - 1892. His Findagrave memorial (#124226687, Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown IL), as well as 1880 US Census, also Prophetstown, enumerates his birthplace as Germany or Prussia. Shows he is married to Ann Besler, also born in Germany. Who is he? Who are his parents? Was he really a 'Beardsley", or had his name been changed? Help please! Contact Nick Dann or John Beardsley.
Race car driver Ralph Edward Beardsley, 1891 - 1920. His mother and father have been identified, as well as his grandfather. Need help with the remainder of Ralph's ancestry Contact Nick Dann.
Daniel Beardsley (1752 - 1836). Holt has him the son of Robert Beardsley and Hannah Chauncey, and married to Anne Hawley. But, in Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel French, Pg. 264., Daniel Beardsley (sp. Beardslee) is the son of Samuel Beardsley and Anne French, showing him born 1752, and married, 1777, to Anna Hawley. HELP!
A researcher and descendant of Samuel S. Beardsley has convincing evidence that this Samuel may be the son of Othni Beardsley. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in proving this line. Contact either John D. Beardsley or Nick Dann.
And another James, James Allen Beardslee, husband of Sarah Bliss. No information has been found connecting James to his parents. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in connecting this line. Contact either John D. Beardsley or Nick Dann.
Beardsley-2440 Fred Beardsley. Believe his parents MAY be James and Emily Beardsley, found in 1870 US Census, Union, Erie, Pennsylvania. Need proof, and if this is his parents, need his father's lineage, as well. Contact Nick Dann.
Beardsley-3407 Charles Beardsley. Seeking his ancestry. Is it possible that this is the same person an Beardsley-3064 Charles Beardsley ? Common denominator seems to be the connection to Allegany County, New York. Can anyone offer any clues? Contact either John D. Beardsley or Nick Dann.

Citing Sources

See Census Records, below.

Please Note:

References to other family trees at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org or other online sites are NOT considered proper documentation, please do not add these as sources, and do not remove the unsourced tag from profiles citing only these trees.
These intended 'sources' often come from GEDCOM uploads. It's perfectly OK to upload GEDCOMs as it helps deliver raw data, but proper source citations are preferred. As profiles are edited, don't be surprised if 'sources' citing Ancestry, Rootsweb, or FamilySearch trees are expunged and (hopefully) replaced with proper sources.

Use of the Beardsley Crest

. . . . From the earliest period of English history up to the time of the Puritan revolution, the right to "bear arms" or use armorial insignia in any form was strictly regulated by the law of the land. The Heralds appointed by the Crown were delegated to grant the privilege to bear such arms, and were also empowered to prevent unauthorized individuals from exercising such rights under the penalty of the law. These Heralds in their periodic "Visitations" of the various counties of England, exercised their legal functions, and kept recorded in the archives of their office the rolls of those entitled to bear arms, together with a full heraldic description of the arms thus borne, and in many instances the full pedigrees of the individual entitled to bear them. The manuscript records of these periodic "Visitations" have in many instances been placed before the public in printed duplicates of the original, giving the record of those in certain counties at the time of that particular " Visitation " who by the Heralds were recognized as having the indisputable right to use such armorial insignia. For the purposes of this article it is necessary to refer to only one of such published Visitation, viz.: "The Visitations of Sussex in 1530 and in 1633/4", published by the Harleian Society of England.
. . . . The right to bear arms was the official recognition of an existing aristocracy, and it was natural that at the breaking out of the Puritan reforms in England, the recognition of this aristocratic privilege should spring into some disrepute among those who swayed the destinies of the land at that time. It followed from this condition of affairs that during the time of the Puritan upheaval and subsequent thereto up to the present time the same rigid scrutiny of the use of armorial insignia in England has not existed as it did exist previous to that period. However, the right to bear arms exists by law today in England as it did in the past, even though the transgression of that same law is not punished now by the severe penalties in force before the Puritan revolution.
. . . . If a family in England can trace its origin to one to whom the right to bear arms has been duly granted by the properly constituted authority, then the members of that family, subject to the laws of Heraldry, can make use of such arms as an inalienable right granted unto them by the law.
. . . . For many years subsequent to the discovery of this country the larger part thereof which was settled was under the dominion of the English crown, and hence the laws of England were the fundamental laws of this land. An individual in this land, therefore, at that time belonging to an English family entitled to bear arms, was. from the fact that he was a subject of England, entitled likewise to make such use of his Heraldic inheritance as were permitted by the then well-known laws of Heraldry.
. . . . . Such was the legal status of Heraldry in this country up to the time of the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent adoption of the Constitution of the United States. The very essence of the Constitution of this country is repugnant to the fostering of an aristocratic class, and such was the spirit of the founders of our fundamental law that by specific wording of the Constitution barriers were erected to prevent the establishment in the future of any officially recognized aristocracy. Hence any one who swears allegiance to the United States, loses by his oath any legal right he may have had in another country to a recognized use of Heraldic insignia. The use of such insignia however, has not been specifically prohibited by the law of the land, and hence its use has continued in force here by the toleration of a government indifferent to a usage which it feels is of too little importance to materially affect the serious underlying democracy of the people at large.
. . . . . The knowledge that certain families in the United States are descended in direct line from families of foreign origin entitled to bear arms is perhaps a matter of justified pride on the part of the representatives of the branches of these families who are now citizens of the United States. The study of family history of recent years has become so popular, that the desire for knowledge of blood right to use armorial insignia has increased so that it has become desirable to ascertain with as much accuracy as possible the amount of evidence existent in support of the blood (not legal) right of an individual in this country to make use of the heraldic insignia conferred in the past by law on an individual bearing his family name.
"Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy" - By John R. Totten, Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and New England Historic-Genealogical Society.

Descriptions of Crests of Beardsley Family

  1. "Ar. two bars gu. on a canton of the second a maunch of the first." - "The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings From the Earliest to the Present Time": by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892, Published 1884 - Page 46, "Bardesey, Bardesley, Bardsey (Lancashire)"
  1. "Or, a bend betw. six martlets sa."
  2. "(Oporto, granted to Job Bearsley, of Coventry, in 1730). Ar. a bear's head ppr. holding a bunch of grapes in its mouth, betw. three torteaux a chief gu." - "The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings From the Earliest to the Present Time": by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892, Published 1884 - Page 62, "Bearsley"
  1. "Ar. two bars gu. on a canton of the second, a maunch of the field."
  2. "Ar. two bars gu. a canton of the last." - "The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings From the Earliest to the Present Time": by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892, Published 1884 - Page 73, "Berdesey, Berdsey, Berdesley"

Note about use of the "Beardsley Family Crest": The Family Crest (commonly called a Coat of Arms; more properly Armorial Bearing ) used and described as "the" official crest for this family has not been documented as being connected to the American Beardsley/Beardslee family descended from William the immigrant, at least not to the best of current knowledge. That said, it is used as an identifier for this family one name study simply because it is so commonly referred to. If anyone can connect this family officially to this or any family crest please bring it to our attention.'

Contact Beardsley family researcher Nick Dann for a copy of his research into the Beardsley Armorial Bearing.

Beardslee/Beardsley Find A Grave Virtual Cemetery

This is a link to the Beardslee/Beardsley Virtual Cemetery I am currently in the process of building at the Find A Grave Website. The link will take you to a shared Excel spreadsheet, which you should be able to edit, but please do not be destructive.

Find A Grave Beardslee-Beardsley Virtual Cemetery Update 11-5-2015 - 3278 records

Beardsley/Beardslee DNA Project

Beardsley/Beardslee DNA Project:
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/beardsley-beardslee/about
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Beardsley_Beardslee?iframe=yresults

Our Beardsley/Beardslee surname DNA project is always looking to recruit new male members of the family to test their Y-DNA. Taking the Y-DNA test of at least 37 markers will help to verify the various lineages of the families descended from the immigrants, William Beardsley-17 and Mary Harvie-121. Please contact me, John Beardsley-386 at jgdb@twcny.rr.com if you have any questions about the various DNA tests, genetic genealogy or interest in joining the DNA project. While our DNA project is primarily intended to trace the Beardsley surname {thus Y-DNA}, we also accept MTDNA (female lineages) and autosomal (FTDNA's Family Finder, AncestryDNA or 23 and Me) tests into the project.

What we know :

DNA testing of descendants of the immigrant William Beardsley-17 has indicated that Beardsleys from this lineage belong to Haplogroup I, subclade S12289 , or I-S12289 {as of 5/10/2015}.
It is believed that the I haplogroup originated in the European area around Belgium or northern Germany after the Ice Age, and migrated into the British Isles as part of the Viking raids. Once established in England the greatest populations of the L338 subclade of haplogroup I, or at least the subsection of L338 that contained the early Beardsley ancestors, settled in the areas between Ireland and London.

Today the largest populations of I-L338 are found in the United States, England and New Zealand. I am not aware of any studies which have detailed how and where subclade S12289 originated or migrated.

The following link will take you to the public page of the Beardsley/Beardslee DNA project. Currently we are sorting members according to their first five generations down from William Beardsley-17. As more members join the project, the sorting method may change in order to provide the most useful information to members. If members who are not descendants of William join (and they are very welcome to!!!), we will attempt to sort them in a similar manner from a common ancestor if one can be determined. It is hoped that we will be able to connect the members from each of the main populations to one another at some point. https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Beardsley_Beardslee/?iframe=ydna

Surname: Beardsley or Beardslee

  • See Forebears 'Beardsley'
  • This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from some minor, unrecorded or now "lost" place, believed to have been situated in Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire where the name is most popular. An estimated seven to ten thousand villages and hamlets are known to have disappeared since the 12th Century, due to such natural causes as the Black Death of 1348, in which an eighth of the population perished, and to the widespread practice of enforced "clearing" and enclosure of rural lands for sheep pastures from the 15th Century onwards.
  • The placename is believed to derive from the genitive case of the Olde English pre 7th Century byname "Beard", from the vocabulary word for a beard, with "leah", wood, glade, clearing, hence, "Beard's wood". *Early recordings of the name include the marriage of Jese Beardsle and Edward Weze on February 26th 1575, at Carlton by Market, Bosworth, Leicestershire, and the marriage of Joan Beardsley and Thomas Weston at Gedling, Nottinghamshire, on April 16th 1604.
  • William Beardsley, a mason, aged 30 yrs., was an early emigrant to New England, leaving London on the "Planter" in April 1635. A famous namebearer was Aubrey V. Beardsley (1872 - 1898), an English illustrator noted for his stylized black and white illustrations, especially for Oscar Wilde's "Salome".
  • The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Beardsley, which was dated November 28th 1573, marriage to Joane Ulsecroft, at Ashby De la Zouch, Leicestershire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603.
  • Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

© Copyright: Name Origin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2014

Not Bardsley! {or at least not recently}

BARDSLEY

  • SOURCE: Location
  • USAGE: English
  • Meaning & History: From the name a village lying between Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham, in the County of Lancashire, England. It means "Beornred's clearing" in Old English, Beornred being a given name meaning "warrior counsel".
A member of the Bardsley family tested and joined the Beardsley/Beardslee DNA project. His results show that the Bardsley and Beardsley/lee families share a common ancestor, BUT in the very ancient past, perhaps as many as 20,000 years ago. The similarities of spelling and sound of the surnames is interesting.
  • An interesting posting at Forebears 'Bardsley' (also noted above) suggests that 'Beardsley' may have derived from the name 'Bardsley'. Of this we have no proof, but the DNA link of Bardsley and Beardsley would suggest this to be true. If so, the Forebears site says that Bardsley is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Bardsley,' a parish between Ashton and Oldham, near Manchester.

Census Records

  • In citing Census Records:
Watch for enumeration errors, such as name variations.
Remember that humans were the input: dates and ages can be erroneous. The respondent may have had a memory lapse or poor recollection; the enumerator may have been hard of hearing, or simply transcribed what was told him in error.
It's best to avoid adding a link to an actual record, such as Ancestry.com or Familysearch.org. Why? Links can and often do change.
Provide the basic record info so that the record can be re-found, if necessary. Using References, the NARA (or similar)[2] citation should be shown, according to proper genealogical research convention. Researcher Nick Dann provides the following example:
  • 1870 US Census: Cleveland, Ward 7, Cuyahoga County, OH, 15 Aug 1870, Pg. 122 (Citation Footnote (using References): Year: 1870; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 7, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: M593_1190; Page: 229B; Image: 462; Family History Library Film: 552689)
  • Sometimes Census records can have errors. The obvious is surname spelling. Patience will eventually get you to the record you're seeking. Sometimes, one has to be creative, as in this example.
In this case, an enumerator wasn't listening closely. Mark Heber Beardsley (1874 – 1947) appeared correctly, or nearly so, in 1880, 1910, 1930, and 1940 Census’. However, it was difficult to find him or his family in a 1920 Census. By searching with just his and his wife’s given name, no surname, and a known location (Texas, in this case), the family did appear with the surname ‘Heber’, Mark’s middle name. As mentioned above, it must sometimes be remembered that the enumerator is also human. And so was the person the enumerator was interviewing.
An excellent example of what can happen in the transcription of enumerator errors, or the enumerator simply recording what the interviewee is telling him, can be found in a Footnote attached to Harry Markle Beardsley, in this case having to do with the birthplace of his parents.
  • What happened to the 1890 Census? It was lost in a fire!
See The Fate of the 1890 Population Census
and Wikipedia; 1890 Census
See also: The 1890 Veterans Schedules database for some individuals can still be found. Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890), enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Notable people with the Beardsley/Beardslee Surname

Published Genealogies and Reference Books of Interest

The publications listed here contain members of Beardsley/lee family. New publications are semi-regularly discovered and added to the list, so followers of this freespace page should check back often to keep up to date. ---

  1. A History and Genealogical Record of the Alling-Allens of New Haven, Conn., The Descendants of Roger Alling, First, and John Alling, Sen., From 1639 to the Present Time .. - by Allen, George P., b. 1826, comp. Publication date 1899
  2. The Averell-Averill-Avery Family : A Record of the Descendants of William and Abigail Averell of Ipswich, Mass. Vol. I - by Avery, Clara Arlette, 1850- comp., Publication date 1914
  3. The Averell-Averill-Avery Family : A Record of the Descendants of William and Abigail Averell of Ipswich, Mass. Vol. II - by Avery, Clara Arlette, 1850- comp., Publication date 1914
  4. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. - by Alvord, Samuel Morgan, b. 1869, Publication date 1908
  5. The Baldwin Genealogy From 1500 to 1881 - by Charles Candee Baldwin - Pub. 1881
  6. The Baldwin Genealogy Supplement - by C.C. Baldwinr - Pub. 1889
  7. Genealogical record of the Barnum family, presenting a conspectus of the male descendants of Thomas Barnum 1625-1695 - by Barnum, Eben Lewis, 1839-; Barnum, Francis, 1849-1921, author - Published 1912
  8. Genealogy of the Beach family of Connecticut - by Charles Chase McClaughry - Pub. 1863
  9. Genealogical history of the Beardsley-lee family in America (1902) By - Isaac Haight Beardsley
  10. Beardsley Genealogy The Family Of William Beardsley One Of The First Settlers Of Stratford Connecticut (1950) By -Nellie Judson (Beardsley) Holt
  11. A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Bearse or Bearss Family in America, 1618-1871 : Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. John Bearss and his wife, Molly (Beardsley) Bearss, of New Fairfield, Ct., and Westmoreland, N.Y by Newcomb, John Bearse, 1824-1897, Published 1871
  12. Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, From About the Year 1550-1880 - by Bliss, John Homer, b. 1832 - Published 1881,(1880)
  13. Robert Calef of Boston and Roxbury: and Some of his Descendents. - Compiled by Lunt, W. Wallace. (1928). Hingham, Mass.: Hingham Historical Society, inc..
  14. A Genealogy of the Curtiss Family: Being a Record of the Descendants of Widow Elizabeth Curtiss -By Frederic Haines Curtiss - Published 1903 by Boton Rockwell & Churchill Press
  15. The Early Daytons And Descendants of Henry Jr. - by Donald Lines Jacobus and Arthur Bliss Dayton pub. 1959
  16. The Genealogy, History, and Alliances of the American House of Delano, 1621 to 1899.Compiled by Major Joel Andrew Delano, with the history and heraldry of the maison de Franchimont and de Lannoy to Delano, 1096 to 1621, and the royal ancestry of Lannoy from Guelph, prince of the Scyrri, to Phillippe de Lannoy, 476 A. D. to 1621, including other royal lines and a list of the Lannoy chevaliers de la toison d'or (golden fleece) by Delano, Joel Andrew, 1831-1901, comp; Delano de Lannoy, Mortimer, 1869-1920, ed. Publication date 1899
  17. The Doolittle Family in America Volume II: by Doolittle, William Frederick, 1872-; Brown, Louise Smylie; Doolittle, Malissa R., Published 1901
  18. The Doolittle Family in America Volume III: by Doolittle, William Frederick, 1872-; Brown, Louise Smylie; Doolittle, Malissa R., Published 1901
  19. The Doolittle Family in America Volume IV: by Doolittle, William Frederick, 1872-; Brown, Louise Smylie; Doolittle, Malissa R., Published 1901
  20. The Doolittle Family in America Volume VI: by Doolittle, William Frederick, 1872-; Brown, Louise Smylie; Doolittle, Malissa R., Published 1901
  21. Genealogy of the Eddy family - by Eddy, Charles, b. 1850,Published 1881
  22. The Eddy Family In America: A Genealogy Compiled By Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, A.B., A.M. And Published Under The Direction Of The Eddy Family Association, Inc. In Commeration Of The Three Hundreth Anniversary Of The Landing Of John And Samuel Eddy At Plymouth, October 29, 1630, Pub. 1930
  23. The Ewells In America And Some Allied Families, 1635-1990 - by James H. Ewell, Published 1990
  24. Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897 - by Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Published 1897
  25. The Name and Family of Fairchild - - Compiled by Timothy Marsh Fairchild and Sarah Ellen Fairchild - Pub. 1944
  26. Early Fairchilds In America Compiled By Jean Fairchild Gilmore Pub. 1991
  27. The Fisher Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of Joshua, Anthony, and Cornelius Fisher of Dedham, Mass 1616-1640- by Philip A Fisher - Published 1898
  28. Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel French, The Joiner of Stratford, Connecticut - by Mansfield Joseph French - Pub. 1940
  29. Ancestry and Descendants of Josiah Hale : Fifth in Descent From Samuel Hale of Hartford, Conn., 1637 by Hale, Oscar Fitzalan Published 1909
  30. Hawley Record by Elias S. Hawley - Pub. 1890
  31. The Hollister Family of America: Lieut. John Hollister, of Wethersfield, Conn., and His Descendants by Lafayette Wallace Case, Published 1886
  32. The Hosmer Heritage Ancestors And Descendants Of The Emigrant Thomas Hosmer - By Ronald L. Roberts Vols. I, II & III Pub. 1984, 1987 & 1991'
  33. A History and Genealogy of the Family of Hurd in the United States, and a Partial History of the New England Families of Heard and Hord, Including a Treatise on Nomenclature, Heraldry and Coat Armour, and Ancestry- by Hurd, Dena D. Soekland, Publication date 1910
  34. A Genealogy And History Of The Hute (i.e. Chute) Family In America: With Some Account Of The Family In Great Britain And Ireland, With An Account Of Forty Allied Families Gathered From The Most Authentic Sources: by Chute, William E. (William Edward), b. 1832, Publication date 1894
  35. A survey of the Ishams in England and America; eight hundred and fifty years of history and genealogy - by Brainard, Homer Worthington, 1864-1947
  36. History And Genealogy Of The Ancestors And Descendants Of Captain Israel Jones, Who Removed From Enfield To Barkhamsted, Conn., In The Year 1759 by Parker, L. N. (L. Newton); Jones, Asahel Wellington, 1838. Publication date 1902
  37. "History and Genealogy of the Kent family : Descendants of Richard Kent, Sr., Who Came to America in 1633" - by Dale, E. I. (Edward Irving); Kent, Edward E. (Edward Everett), Published 1899. (143p.)
  38. A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family in the United States - By Elias Warner Leavenworth - Published 1873 by Publisher S. G. Hitchcock & Co. Syracuse, N.Y.
  39. Leonard - Memorial, Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical of Solomon Leonard, 1637 of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts - - by Manning Leonard, Pub. 1896'
  40. The Lines Family - by Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970, Publication date 1905
  41. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and his antecedents in the Old world - Loomis, Elias, 1811-1889; Loomis, Elisha S. (Elisha Scott), 1852-1940; Hoppin, Charles A., Jr
  42. Lemuel Mallory and His Descendants - Compiled by Vance M. Holland - Pub. 1976
  43. The Merwin family in North America : a genealogy of the descendants of Miles Merwin (1623-1697) in the male line through the tenth generation Volume II by Miles Merwin (1623-1697) Association, Published 1978
  44. Register of the Middlebrook family, Descendants of Joseph Middlebrook of Fairfield, Conn.: by Louis F. Middlebrook pub. 1909
  45. 1637-1887, The Munson Record : A Genealogical and Biographical Account of Captain Thomas Munson, a Pioneer of Hartford and New Haven, and His Descendants Vol. 1 of 5 -by Munson, Myron A. (Myron Andrews), b. 1835 Published 1896
  46. 1637-1887, The Munson Record : A Genealogical and Biographical Account of Captain Thomas Munson, a Pioneer of Hartford and New Haven, and His Descendants Vol. 2 of 5 -by Munson, Myron A. (Myron Andrews), b. 1835 Published 1896
  47. Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family, Containing Records of Nearly Every Person of the Name in America From 1635-1874. Also the First Generation of Children Descended From Females Who Have Lost the Name Newcomb by Marriage. With Notices of the Family in England During the Past Seven Hundred Years - by Newcomb, John Bearse, 1824-1897 Published 1874
  48. Sergeant Francis Nicholls of Stratford, Connecticut, 1639, and the descendants of his son, Caleb Nicholls - by Nicholls, Walter, Published 1909
  49. The Northrup-Northrop genealogy : A Record of the Known Descendants of Joseph Northrup, Who Came From England in 1637, And Was One of the Original Settlers of Milford, Conn., in 1639 ; With Lists of Northrups and Northrops in the Revolution by Northrup, A. Judd (Ansel Judd), 1833-1919, Published c1908
  50. Peabody (Paybody, Pabody, Pabodie) Genealogy by Peabody, Selim H. (Selim Hobart), 1829-1903. Publication date 1909
  51. John Peet, 1597-1684, of Stratford, Connecticut and His Descendants - By Terry Charles Peet - 3rd Edition Pub. 2013
  52. Genealogy of the Pelton Family in America : Being a Record of the Descendants of John Pelton Who Settled in Boston, Mass., About 1630-1632, and Died in Dorchester, Mass., January 23rd, 1681,by Pelton, Jeremiah M., 1821-, Publication date 1892
  53. Peter Prudden; a story of his life and New Haven and Milford, Conn.: by Prudden, Lillian Eliza, 1852-1937. (from old catalog) Published 1901
  54. Reed-Read lineage. Captain John Reed of Providence, R. I., and Norwalk, Conn. and His Descendants Through His Sons, John and Thomas, 1660-1909: by Wright, Ella Frances (Reed), 1859- (from old catalog) - Published 1909
  55. Donald Robertson and his wife, Rachel Rogers, of King and Queen County, Virginia, their ancestry and posterity; also, a brief account of the ancestry of Commodore Richard Taylor of Orange County, Virginia, and his naval history during the war of the American Revolution: by Anderson, William Kyle, b. 1847, Publication date 1900
  56. Ruf Ruf, Haight, Eddy, Sumner, Hatch And Allied Families - By Alpha H. Ruf Pub. 1932
  57. Sacketts of America, Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907 by Charles H Wetgant - Pub. 1907
  58. Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, Mass., 1668-1906 by Orrin Peer Allen - Published 1906
  59. Reunion of the descendants of Daniel Shelton, at Birmingham, Conn., June 14th, 1877 by Shelton, Edward Nelson, b. 1812, Published 1877
  60. A History of the Starr Family of New England, From the Ancestor, Dr. Comfort Starr of Ashford, County of Kent, England, who emigrated to Boston, Mass., in 1635 by Starr, Burgis Pratt, 1822-1883 - Published 1879
  61. Genealogy of the Stevens family, from 1635 to 1891 : tracing the various branches from the early settlers in America - by Stevens, Frederick S. (Frederick Sylvester), 1848 - Published 1891
  62. The Sterling Genealogy, Volume 2,by Sterling, Albert Mack; Sterling, Edward Boker, Publication date 1909, Topics Sterling family, Sterling, William, 1637-1719, Sterling, James, 1742-1818, Publisher New York : Grafton Press
  63. Genealogy : Strobridge Morrison or Morison Strawbridge - by Guild, Mary A. Stiles Paul, b. 1830, Published 1891
  64. The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass. - by Benjamin W. Dwight - Volume I - Published 1871 by Joel Munsell of Albany, New York.
  65. Thacher-Thatcher genealogy by Totten, John R. (John Reynolds), 1856-1936; New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Published 1910
  66. The Trowbridge Genealogy - History of The Trowbridge Family in America - By Francis Bacon Trowbridge - Published 1908
  67. Concerning The Van Bunschoten Or Van Benschoten Family In America, By William Van Benschoten - Pub 1907
  68. Wakeman Genealogy, 1630-1899 : Being a History of the Descendants of Samuel Wakeman, of Hartford, Conn., and of John Wakeman, Treasurer of New Haven Colony, With a Few Collaterals Included by Wakeman, Robert Peel, 1849- ,Published 1900
  69. The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America- Compiled by the American College of Genealogy, Under the Direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler- Pub. 1914.
  70. Genealogy of the family of Winchell in America; embracing the etymology and history of the name, and the outlines of some collateral genealogies - by Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891, Published 1869

  1. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the (I.) War of the Revolution, (II.) War of 1812, (III.) Mexican War - by Connecticut Adjutant-General's Office; Johnston, Henry Phelps, 1842-1923, Published 1889

  1. Early history of Amenia (New York) by Reed, Newton - Published 1875
  2. History of the County of Annapolis : including old Port Royal and Acadia : with memoirs of its representatives in the provincial parliament, and biographical and genealogical sketches of its early English settlers and their families:by Calnek, W. A. (William Arthur), 1822-1892; Savary, A. W. (Alfred William), 1831-1920, Publication date 1897
  3. History of Athens County, Ohio : And, Incidentally, Of The Ohio Land Company And The First Settlement Of The State At Marietta, With Personal And Biographical Sketches Of The Early Settlers, Narratives Of Pioneer Adventures, etc.: by Walker, Charles M. (Charles Manning), 1834- , Publication Date 1869
  4. The History of Catharine, Schuyler County, N.Y. - by Mrs.Mary L (Caitlin) Cleaver - Pub. 1945 - Section of the book concerning Beardsleys
  5. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: the times when the people by whom it was settled, unsettled and resettled Volume 1- by Sheldon, George, 1818-1916. cn - Published 1895
  6. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: the times when the people by whom it was settled, unsettled and resettled Volume 2- by Sheldon, George, 1818-1916. cn - Published 1895
  7. History and genealogy of the families of old Fairfield; volumes 01A - 03, Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970; Daughters of the American Revolution. Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter
  8. Commemorative Biographical Record of New Haven County, Connecticut : Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families. llustrated: by J.H. Beers & Co, Published 1902
  9. Vital records of New Haven, 1649-1850 Part 1: by Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. Connecticut Society Publication date 1917, Topics Registers of births, etc. -- Connecticut New Haven, New Haven (Conn.) -- Genealogy: Publisher Hartford, The Connecticut society of the Order of the founders and patriots of America
  10. Vital records of New Haven, 1649-1850 Part 2: by Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. Connecticut Society Publication date 1917, Topics Registers of births, etc. -- Connecticut New Haven, New Haven (Conn.) -- Genealogy: Publisher Hartford, The Connecticut society of the Order of the founders and patriots of America
  11. A biographical record of Schuyler County, New York - S.J. Clarke Publishing Company - Published 1903 - Two autobiographical portraits, Amos Beardsley and Philo Beardsley, both who were Civil War veterans
  12. A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut - Pt. I, 746 pages, by Orcutt, Samuel, 1824-1893, Published 1886
  13. A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut - Pt. II, 904 pages, by Orcutt, Samuel, 1824-1893, Published 1886
    *Pt. II also contains histories of Huntington, Trumbull and Monroe, towns incorporated from old Stratford. Epitaphs from the various cemeteries are included.
  14. History of Walworth County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources...its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin...and an abstract of its laws and constitution. - By Western Historical Co. Pub. 1882

A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 - By James Savage - Pub. 1860
  1. Vol I Abb - Cutt + adds and corr.
  2. Vol II Dad - Jup + adds and corr.
  3. Vol III Kates - Ryl +adds and corr.
  4. Vol IV Sab-Zul + adds and corr. + cross index

American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence A.D. 1776 : Compiled by Thomas P. Hughs, Published by Joel Munsell's Sons : Consisting of 12 Volumes
  1. Volume 1, Published 1887 - Charles Beardsely (1812-1862), Catherine P. Beardsley (wife of Ariel Lathrop)
  2. Volume 2, Published 1887 - no mentioned Beardsleys
  3. Volume 3, Published 1888 - Esther Beardsley (wife of Benjamin DeForest)
  4. Volume 4, Published 1889 - Jennie Beardsley (wife of Richard C. Ambler)
  5. Volume 5, Published 1890 - Mary Ann Beardsley (wife of Henry Judson 1792-1849), Samuel Beardsley (Judge of the New York State Supreme Court), Sidney B. Beardsley (Judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut)
  6. Volume 6, Published 1891 - Ebenezer Edwards Beardsley
  7. Volume 7, Published 1892 - Arthur Beardsley (son of Jonathan & Laura (Coutant) Beardsley), Sarah Beardsley (wife of Obadiah Dickinson, she was killed by Indians in 1677)
  8. Volume 8, Published 1893 - Rebecca Beardsley (wife of Matthew Cole), Amelia Beardsley (widow of Lucius Fayerweather), Eleanor Beardsley (wife of John Alling (Allen?))
  9. Volume 9, Published 1894 - Mary Beardsley (daughter of William & wife of Thomas Wells)
  10. Volume 10, Published 1895 - Lucy Beardsley (wife of Abel Phelps), Lavinia Beardsley (wife of Stephen Fairchild)
  11. Volume 11, Published 1898 - Mary Beardsley (wife of Stephen Belden & daughter of Thomas & Mary (Beardsley) Wells), William Beardsley (husband of Prisilla Peet)
  12. Volume 12, Published 1899 - no mentioned Beardsleys

Footnotes

  1. From the Preface, History of Hancock County [Ohio] from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present:, by Daniel Barna Beardsley, Republic Printing Company, 1881
  2. [National Archives and Records Administration]




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