Oct. 7, 1730 Stratford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA
in ye 86 year of his age [Records of the Colony of Connecticut show Daniel Beardsley of Stratford propounded for freeman at a court of elections in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 1675. On December 26, 1668, Daniel's mother, Mary, gave him her home in Stratford to be his after her death. On January 6, 1725 he gave the old homestead and a piece of land in Fairfield in Beardsley's Neck to his son, John. On May 1708, Daniel was granted lands on the west side of Stratford on the Potatuck River along with others. He was a farmer.