Elijah Beardsley

Elijah Beardsley

Birth
Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 2 Oct 1826 (aged 66)
Ohio, USA
Burial Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 6057269 · View Source
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From Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America by Isaac Haight Beardsley:

A letter to the author from Elijah's daughter, Laura Christie states: "My father was in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the boys that helped to throw the tea overboard in Boston Harbor."

Elijah Beardsley enlisted "as a private, under his father, Capt. Phineas Beardsley, in the 7th Connecticut Regt. He kept a diary from which a few extracts are taken:
‘July 25, 1777, We reached Peekskill Landing. Crossed the Hudson River to Haverstraw.' ‘Aug. 8, There was a Tory hung to an elm.' ‘Aug. 17, Stratton and Miller was wipped 100 lashes for stealing money.' ‘Saturday, Aug. 23, Paid up to July.' ‘Nov. 17, Marched through Annall and crossed the Delaware River.' They marched here and there for four days in Pa, and then recrossed the Delaware, at Dunker's Ferry, to Mt Holly, Burlington. Bristol and Billet, on their way to the "28th mile stone." ‘Dec. 20 and 21, Had nothing to eat.' ‘Dec. 22, Reached Valley Forge' ‘Dec. 24, Began our housen.' ‘Jan. 19, 1778, I sledded wood.' ‘Saturday, the 24th, ‘We sledded 12 loads of wood.'"

Children:
Darius Beardsley (1787 - 1834)
Heman Beardsley (1789 - 1814)
Lydia Beardsley Bingham (1793 - 1821)
Abbe Beardsley Paige (1797 - 1819)
Marilla Beardsley Dean (1805 - 1840)


Gravesite Details Revolutionary War Veteran and Boston Tea Party "Indian."

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6057269
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Beardsley (16 May 1760–2 Oct 1826), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6057269, citing Columbia Street Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by bankson3 (contributor 47398576) .