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Daniel Beardsley
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1773
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug., 1849
Hancock County
Ohio, USA

Daniel Beardsley was born in 1773, Litchfield County, Connecticut, his father was Benajah Beardsley and his mother was Rebecca Taylor. He married Hannah Brush Bailey (born 1776) and they had nine children.

Daniel Beardsley moved ninety-six miles from Litchfield Connecticut to Delaware County, New York, probably some time around 1794 with his father and brother and settled near the town of Delhi. It was there, he met and married Hannah Bailey, daughter of Jacob Bailey and Bathsheba Brush. He is noted, in early 1798 as owning an 18X18 log house, situated on 100 acres, in the mountains, along the Little Delaware River, near the Village of Delhi (first settled in the late 1780's and later called Bovina). His oldest son Barna, was born March 1797, in Delhi. Also living, in Delhi, in 1798, were his first cousin, Elijah Beardsley (son of Phineas) and his father, Benajah and brother, Abel Beardsley. *

It is through his brother that Daniel probably met Hannah Bailey, as Abel Beardsley had property adjoining Alexander Brush, who is Hannah's Uncle.

Daniel and Hannah moved to Ohio and may have left sometime around Oct. 20, 1808, when he defaulted on a court appearance, resulting in a $63.90 judgment against him.* But Daniel Beardsley is noted as one of the First Families of Ohio, having bought land there as early as 1804.

From family lore we hear .... In the winter of 1809 Daniel with his father and eldest son, Barna, traveled over rough roads, with a team and wagon, from Delhi, Delaware County, New York, to Licking County, Ohio, locating six miles east of Newark, the county seat, on the Rock Fork of the Licking River. Here they built a double log cabin suitable for two families and made a "clearing" by grubbing out the small trees and underbrush, girdling the larger trees. Then they planted corn and potatoes, on which to live the coming winter. In August, 1810, Benajah, his father, died. Daniel returned to Delhi, New York, November 1810, for his family, and probably waited for spring to return to Ohio. **

Later, possibly in 1834, when son, Barna is noted to have moved, Daniel and Hannah moved to Hancock County. Daniel died there in August 1849. ***

Daniel and Hannah had nine children. Daniel and Hannah's children....

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)
Anna Beardsley Strother, (about 1812-before 1838)
....( her husband) Isaac J. Strother
Dorinda Beardsley Alter, (1818-1863)

* Source: Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site
** Source: "Genealogical history of the Beardsley-lee family in America"
By Isaac H. Beardsley, Published 1903.
*** Source: Collection: United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850, Hancock County, Ohio.

It is not known where Daniel and Hannah Beardsley are interred. They're not at Indian Green, but 3 out of 12 of the death's listed on the 1850 Liberty Twp Mortality Schedule for Hancock County, Ohio, are already found there on FindaGrave. It is also possible that they were taken back to Licking County and buried near father Benajah.
Family links: 
  Benajah Beardsley (1749 - 1810)
  Rebecca Hodge Beardsley (1751 - ____)
  Hannah Bailey Beardsley (1776 - ____)
  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)*
  Daniel Beardsley (1773 - 1849)
  Phebe Ann Beardsley Grant (1790 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Rick Bushong
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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Daniel Beardsley
Added by: Rick Bushong
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