|Birth: ||May 16, 1760|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1826|
From Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America by Isaac Haight Beardsley:
A letter to the author from Elijah's daughter, Laura Christie states: "My father was in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the boys that helped to throw the tea overboard in Boston Harbor."
Elijah Beardsley enlisted "as a private, under his father, Capt. Phineas Beardsley, in the 7th Connecticut Regt. He kept a diary from which a few extracts are taken:
‘July 25, 1777, We reached Peekskill Landing. Crossed the Hudson River to Haverstraw.' ‘Aug. 8, There was a Tory hung to an elm.' ‘Aug. 17, Stratton and Miller was wipped 100 lashes for stealing money.' ‘Saturday, Aug. 23, Paid up to July.' ‘Nov. 17, Marched through Annall and crossed the Delaware River.' They marched here and there for four days in Pa, and then recrossed the Delaware, at Dunker's Ferry, to Mt Holly, Burlington. Bristol and Billet, on their way to the "28th mile stone." ‘Dec. 20 and 21, Had nothing to eat.' ‘Dec. 22, Reached Valley Forge' ‘Dec. 24, Began our housen.' ‘Jan. 19, 1778, I sledded wood.' ‘Saturday, the 24th, ‘We sledded 12 loads of wood.'"
Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America by Isaac Haight Beardsley
Darius Beardsley (1787 - 1834)
Heman Beardsley (1789 - 1814)
Lydia Beardsley Bingham (1793 - 1821)
Abbe Beardsley Paige (1797 - 1819)
Marilla Beardsley Dean (1805 - 1840)
Phineas Beardsley (1733 - 1812)
Ruth Fairchild Beardsley (1736 - 1813)
Sarah Hubbell Beardsley (1763 - 1823)*
Ruth Beardsley Frisbee (1779 - 1850)*
Ezra Beardsley (1782 - 1849)*
Parreck Beardsley (1783 - 1864)*
Clara Beardsley Frisbee (1791 - 1814)*
Havilah Beardsley (1795 - 1856)*
Sarah Beardsley Paige (1799 - 1868)*
Fanny Beardsley Aley (1801 - 1870)*
Laura Beardsley Christie (1803 - 1888)*
Elijah Hubbell Beardsley (1807 - 1885)*
Note: Revolutionary War Veteran and Boston Tea Party "Indian."
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DAR Roster I, pg 33 and Roster III, pg 930. Pension # 8743. March 12, 1823, appeared in Clark Co court to apply for his pension and the original Certificate Pension was issued April 1, 1819 in Butler Co, OH. When he was 13, he wore a costume with a headd...(Read more)|
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