|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1795|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1882|
Lucretia Kimble Beardslee
The subject of this notice, and late the widow of Bulkley Beardslee, died at her residence, on the old "Indian Orchard" farm on the 27th Sept. 1882, aged 87 years and 6 months.
She had been quite feeble for several weeks, but was able to walk about the yard and house, up to Monday of last week, when she was attacked suddenly with severe pains about the heart, followed with a partial paralyses; from which she continued sinking, until Wednesday noon following, when she breathed her last.
Her death, so to speak, breaks one of the last links in the old chain which binds the present generation to that long gone before it; yea- which binds this century to the one which closed over four score years ago. Her life, her relations, and her residence so many years, within sight of the spot where she was born, would be a fair epitome of the history of that locality for nearly a century -giving the changes which have taken place from one generation to another.
Her life was full of years and her cares and burdens were many. She was the mother of nine children, and six of the number survive her. She was born at the "Indian Orchard" homestead, and lived there through life, except a short time after her marriage, when she resided in Mount Pleasant. Her father, Walter Kimble, moved from Kent, CT in 1788 and remained for a few months at the Paupack settlement, (now Pike county,) and then moved to what was then, and is now known, as the "Indian Orchard settlement," where he resided for nearly half a century, and then accompanied some of his family to Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his days.
The subject of this notice, was the sixth child of a large family, and had few of the advantages of schools and society which children of more recent times are favored with. The privations and cares, tolls and dangers of the early inhabitants of a wilderness country, claimed by the treacherous savages, can be imagined and need not be described. ‘Spinning wheels and looms had to be worked by mothers and daughters, while the duties of house-keeping were required of them at the same time, without the help of servants, or the aid of labor saving appliances. Home made clothing, home-education, and home labors of various kinds were among the inevitable experiences of the first settlers in this part of the State.
Under such circumstances, and in such domestic schools, this deceased representative of the past century, took her first lessons of pioneer life. During the long years of her worldly mission, she was blessed with good health and a hopeful disposition. Her father's house, like her own, was ever noted as a hospitable home. Unpretentious, but welcome to extremes, none doubted the generous spirit within, while possibly some may have criticized the want of ceremony or the unmindful care for fashions.
Ten years ago she followed to the grave the remains of the wedded and beloved partner of life, who had accompanied her through the indescribable trials and struggles of more than half a century, and whose loss she bore with exemplary submission and christian fortitude.
In later years many witnesses are living who can vouch for the motherly solicitude and tender regard she manifested to the last for her children, and grand-children and many dear friends. It will be difficult to find one frail mortal with a less number of merit marks upon the record of so many years; or one who has labored longer or more devotedly, to make a home loved by her family and respected by her neighbors.
Bulkley Beardslee (1791 - 1872)
Howkin Bulkley Beardslee (1820 - 1886)*
Phebe Beardslee (1828 - 1916)*
Andrew Beardslee (1832 - 1905)*
Sara F. Beardslee (1834 - 1915)*
Charles Kimble Beardslee (1837 - 1894)*
Helen M. Beardslee Mandeville (1842 - 1914)*
Indian Orchard Cemetery
Created by: Bev Green
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42745155
In remembrance of our Kimble, Beardslee & Branning ancestors.|
Added: Mar. 10, 2010