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Erastus Beardsley
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1812
Gilbertsville
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1880
Gilbertsville
Otsego County
New York, USA

Obituary:
Erastus Beardsley died at his residence in the town of Butternuts, NY, June 8, 1880, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was a lifelong resident of this town, being born here in 1812. Naturally possessed of a strong constitution, he had hardly known what sickness was until about a year before his death. Since that time he had been gradually failing in strength, until his family began to realize that the end was not far off. In February last, his wife who had been his companion from youth up, was called away to the better home, and then our brother was left to finish the short remnant of the journey alone. Earth had but few remaining attractions now that he was thus left in loneliness and sorrow, and his thoughts began to reach out toward the great beyond, where all the yearnings of the soul should be satisfied in the blessed re-unions of eternity. For a good many years our departed brother had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which found in him a warm friend, ever zealous for its prosperity. As a husband and father he was singularly kind and affectionate, and he lived to see nearly all of his large family rafters of the church, which he himself loved and honored. As a neighbor, he was highly prized for his uniform kindness and true friendship, and there was many a true mourner aside from the circle of relatives who followed him to his graw. He died in great peace, and then winged his flight to a fairer, purer world beyond the reach of toil, suffering and tears. He sleeps well. His record is on high. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Beardsley (1779 - 1871)
  Hannah Achsah Hurd Beardsley (____ - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Phebe A. Wood Beardsley (1820 - 1880)*
 
 Children:
  Melissa Lodema Beardsley Branning (1849 - 1893)*
  George Beardsley (1853 - 1929)*
 
 Sibling:
  Chauncey Beardsley (____ - 1879)*
  Erastus Beardsley (1812 - 1880)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prentiss Cemetery
Otsego County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Bev Green
Record added: Jun 23, 2009
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