Biography of H. Spencer Beardsley
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Beardsley, H. Spencer, is a descendant of Levi Beardsley, born in Connecticut in 1776, and died in Carlton in 1866. His wife was Esther Crary, born in Connecticut, and died in Phelps in 1810. Their children were: Delilah, Artemisha, Harmon C., Martha A., Levi A., of whom Harmon C., father of our subject, was born in Kent, Conn., September 29, 1804, and died in Carlton, December 30, 1871, having settled in that town in 1827. In 1828 he married Cynthia Bacheldor, born in Danvifle, Vt., July 13, 1805, who still survives. Her father was Samuel Bacheldor, a native of Massachusetts, born April 21, 1765, and died October 8, 1819, who married Anna Richardson, also born in Massachusetts, who died September 22, 1849. Harmon C. Beardsley had these children: Sally C., born January 27, 1830; Samuel H., born October 11, 1833; H. Spencer, born October 22, 1847. The latter was educated in the public schools at Carlton, and reared on a farm, following farming and carpentry until about 1886, when he bought the Store at Sawyer. May 4, 1888, he was appointed postmaster at Sawyer, which position he now holds. He has also served as commissioner of highways three terms, and is now overseer of the poor at Carlton. He is a member of Renovation Lodge No. 97, F. & A. M., of Albion. December 18, 1872, he married Etta M. Hoag, born July 17, 1849, and their children were: George J., born June 15, 1875, died August 15, of the same year; and Gordon C., born June 8, 1883. Our subject's farm was taken up by his father in 1826, and has never been out of the family.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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