We have added quite a number of
families to our Beardsley line. Many thanks to Mary, Deb, Virginia, Patricia, and
Barbara for their help on the Beardsley tree. Thanks also go to Hope for her
assistance on the Paasch line.
I have not included last names for
the above contributors but, if you would like to contact them about additional
information, please e-mail me and I will
forward your request to the appropriate person.
The Beardsley limb on this tree dates back to a
William Beardsley, born in 1605 in England. He and his wife, Mary Harve, were listed on
the manifest for the ship "Planter" and arrived in Stratford, Connecticut in
1635 from England. There were only three children, Mary, Joseph, and John in the family
when they arrived, however, the family soon grew.
My husbands Mother was a direct
descendant of Joseph Beardsley and Abigail Dayton. In my research on this family, I have
found many family trees tracing back to the other children in William and Marys
family and as I have time, I will try to tie them all together. This entire family line is
very interesting and seemed to have a great desire throughout this 300+ years to document
Leroy Lemon Beardsley, my husbands
Grandfather was a newspaper editor in Oklahoma and his signature is reportedly on the
document that established the Republican Party for that state. Leroy
wrote quite a number of articles about his life in the early years and I
will try to publish them on this site in the next few weeks.
Another ancestor rode in Buffalo Bill
Codys Wild West Show while the show was in London and performed for the King and
Queen of England. We have found many new relatives and have added their information to our
database. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to contact us about our family