This week I’m working on my Beardsley family and found a distant cousin. Kevin helped me to connect my family to my elementary school best friend, Diane. I’m beginning to think I’m related to all of my school buddies from Bradford County, PA.
I’m looking for a Beardsley who may have fought in the Revolutionary War (on our side) to get another supplemental in the DAR. The Beardsleys I’m looking at are the family of my gr., gr., gr., gr. grandmother Ruth Beardsley who married Ziba Morse. Her father was William, who was born in the middle of the Revolutionary War (1777) so couldn’t have joined the fray. His father, Jesse, was born 1737, so could have been in the war. This will take a bit more research to connect the whole way back to William Beardsley who immigrated here in 1625. Until then, I’ll just keep collecting cousins and hope to find more Beardsley/Beardslee’s to share research. If you have information to share, please reply to my blog.