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Barna Beardsley
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1797
Delaware County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1881
Columbus Grove
Putnam County
Ohio, USA

Husband of first Mary Boylan and second Malinda Shannon.

Barna, born Mar. 9, 1797, Delhi, N. Y.; married Mary Boylan, near Newark, Licking co , Ohio, 1820. During the war of 1812-15, he served first as a wagon boy and then as clerk in the office of paymaster. He was several times sent out as bearer of important dispatches to officers in command of different posts in Northern and Central Ohio. Messages were conveyed by him to Gen. Cass at Zanesville, Ohio, to Gen. Harrison at Fort Meggs, and to the commander of Fort Crognan, at Fremont, Ohio. In 1834 he moved with his family to Findlay, Hancock co., Ohio, where his wife died in 1847. "This was then an unpretentious village. Here was real pioneer life with all its cares and privations, no roads, no markets, no farms, and almost no neighbors ; surrounded by dense forests, inhabited by wild beasts and Indians." Here he lived until 1856, when he caught the western fever and went to Keokuk, Iowa, where he resided for about fifteen years, when he returned to his old home and friends. He was by trade a carpenter, and a Methodist for more than sixty years. His home was the home of the traveling itinerant preachers. He died in great peace, at Columbus Grove, Hancock co., Ohio, April 4, 1881, as the truly righteous man only can die. He lived not for earth alone, but for heaven, "In my Father's house are many mansions."
John 14:2.

From "Genealogical history of the Beardsley-lee family in America" published in 1903 by Isaac H. Beardsley

Barna's Children....

James Pierson Beardsley (1821-1849)
Samantha Beardsley Mullen, (1822-1907)
Minerva Beardsley Frits (1823-____)
Elmus Weston Beardsley (1825-____)
Calvin Warner Beardsley, (1827-1902)
Daniel Bailey Beardsley, (1832-1894)
Aaron Beardsley (1832-____)
Amanda Beardsley Stewart (1834-____)
Jane Beardsley Krouse, (1836-1923)
Mary Beardsley Baldwin, (1839-1860)

Family links: 
  Daniel Beardsley (1773 - 1849)
  Hannah Bailey Beardsley (1776 - ____)
  Samantha Beardsley Mullen (1822 - 1907)*
  Calvin W Beardsley (1828 - 1902)*
  Daniel Bailey Beardsley (1832 - 1894)*
  Jane Beardsley Krouse (1836 - 1923)*
  Mary Beardsley Baldwin (1839 - 1860)*
  Barna Beardsley (1797 - 1881)
  Talmon Beardsley (1799 - 1891)*
  Orlando M. Beardsley (1801 - 1883)*
  Philo Beardsley (1802 - 1846)*
  Charles Alfred Beardsley (1805 - 1890)*
  Hiel H. Beardsley (1807 - 1897)*
  Daniel B Beardsley (1808 - 1846)*
  Dorinda Beardsley Alter (1818 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Rick Bushong
Record added: Dec 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63271359

- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: May. 21, 2012

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