Biography of Henry S. Beardsley
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Beardsley, Henry S., was born in Danby July 7, 1844, educated in the district schools and finished at the Ithaca Academy under Professor Williams. After leaving school he learned the carriagemaker's trade, and at the age of eighteen entered the 109th N. Y. Vols., serving three years, and participating in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, where he was wounded in the leg, and received an honorable discharge, April 3, 1865. In 1868 he returned to Danby and resumed his trade. In 1869 he married Hattie McPherson, daughter of William McPherson, of Danby; they have had four children, three now living. Our subject is Democratic in politics, and was appointed postmaster of Danby. In 1869 he bought the Dr. Wilder property, where he now lives, and on which he has erected a double store, carrying a large stock of general merchandise. Wells Beardsley, father of Henry S., was one of the "forty-niners" of California fame, who afterwards returned to Danby and carried on the carriagemaker's trade with his son.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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