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Jonathan Beckley's children(generation 7
Posted by: Michael Beckley Date: July 17, 2000 at 03:55:41
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Jonathan was fom the line of Richard Beckley, through Nathaniel, Joseph, Joseph, and Joseph Beckley. He was born May 29, 1775 and moved from Canaan to Athens County, Ohio in 1814(near where Albany, Ohio would develop in the 1830's). Between "The Descendants of Richard Beckley of Wethersfield, Connecticut" and "The Bosworth Genealogy, Volume V", this much is known and I paraphrase: "Jonathan's first wife Sally Camp died in 1806. Some younger descendants of his siblings thought he had remained a bachelor, because he apparently didn't stay in touch. Only one younger descendant of a sibling indicated he had children, specifying a daughter, Captain John and Walter." Two Brothers, Daniel and Solomon lived near him, at least in the 1810's -1830's. I originally found out about Jonahan's existence when I ran across an archived newspaper biography of Jonathan's oldest son, H. Nelson Beckley, that indicates that Jonathan and Sally Collins Beckley left Litchfield County, Ct in 1814(when Nelson would have been two and sister Charlotte would have been one year old). 1820/1830/1840 Ohio census info indicates that Jonathan had four sons and one daughter reach adulthood. I wonder, if anyone out there has the information from this "one younger descendant of one of Jonathan's siblings", to confirm the 3 names listed above, independently? My geat-great-grandfather was a Walter Beckley, who in the 1850 census was a 29 year old man, living next door to a sixty year old Sarah Beckley sharing a home with a 39 year old Charlotte Beckley. Two doors away from Walter was a 23 year old John Beckley(Jonathan died in 1846 and is buried 10 minutes from where I grew up, while the men I know to be my great-great-grandfather, great-grandfather and grandfather are buried 5 minutes from where I grew up, in the opposite direction. If anyone has an oral history/tradition or documents such as a family Bible or other types of records showing Jonathan's family, please e-mail me at msb@core.com, thanks, Mike Beckley


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