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Edwin R. Beardsley
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Birth: 1824
Highland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1913
Illinois, USA

Oldest child and son of Dr. Havilah and Rachel (Calhoun) Beardsley). Little is known about his life, but as a young boy, he came to the Northern Indiana area in 1830 along with his family when his father purchased land along the confluences of the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers at the present-day location of Elkhart IN. He married a woman whose first name was Olive (last name and date/location of marriage is unknown). They had four children: Fannie (Beardsley) Lenfestey, Ada (Beardsley) Zeblin, Alice, and Rufus Beardsley. He was still living as of 1906, when he wrote an article in the Elkhart Daily Review that was published on June 17, 1906 (see the following link at, recounting his memory of his father purchasing land from the Potawottami Indian Chief Pierre Moran when he relocated his family to the area from Ohio. I believe that he moved to the Chicago IL area sometime before 1870 where he patented a couple of inventions. 
Family links: 
  Havilah Beardsley (1795 - 1856)
  Rachel Calhoun Beardsley (1800 - 1890)
  Edwin R. Beardsley (1824 - 1913)
  Charles Beardsley (1827 - 1878)*
  James Rufus Beardsley (1829 - 1902)*
  Sarah Frances Beardsley Davenport (1831 - 1893)*
  Raper Beardsley (1833 - 1833)*
  Narcissa Beardsley (1835 - 1835)*
  Richard Beardsley (1838 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
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