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Parents of Absalom Beaver born 1831 in Indiana
Posted by: Kelly Milller (ID *****3841) Date: October 07, 2012 at 16:21:54
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Absalom Beaver was my 3rd great grandfather. I have a lot of information about his five generations of descendants, and of he and his wife Rachel V Bashford, but need help finding his parents and other ancestors. Some people claim that his parents are Daniel Beaver

This is what I know:

Birth 1 Jan 1831 in Indiana
Death 2 Dec 1882 in Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri

Marriage Records of Harrison County, Missouri A-D
Name: Absolom Beaver
Spouse: Rachel Bashford
Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1857

Together they had eight children.

John David Vencil Beaver
1858 1927
Thomas Wesley Beaver
1859 1906
Barbara Emalene Beaver
1862 1939
James Beaver
1863 1863
William Sherman Beaver
1865 1934
Martha Ellen Beaver
1867 1953
Mary Elsie Beaver
1867 1947
Matthew Ellsworth Beaver
1867 1959

I have the following records:

1860 United States Federal Census about A B Bashford
Name:       A B Bashford
[A B Beaver]
Age in 1860:       28
Birth Year:       abt 1832
Birthplace:       Indiana
Home in 1860:       Jackson, Daviess, Missouri
Race:       White
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Gallatin
Value of real estate:       View image
Household Members:       
Name        Age
A B Bashford        28
Rachael B Bashford 31
John D V Bashford 2
Thos W Bashford        6/12

1870 United States Federal Census about Absalom Beaver
Name:       Absalom Beaver
Age in 1870:       40
Birth Year:       abt 1830
Birthplace:       Indiana
Home in 1870:       Marion, Harrison, Missouri
Race:       White
Gender:       Male
Post Office:       Cainsville
Value of real estate:       View image
Household Members:       
Name       Age
Absalom Beaver       40
Rachel V Beaver       42
John V Beaver       11
Thomas W Beaver       10
Barbary E Beaver 8
William S Beaver 5
Mathew E Beaver        2
Mary E Beaver        2
Martha E Beaver        2

1880 United States Federal Census about Absolem Beever
Name:       Absolem Beever
Age:       50
Birth Year:       abt 1830
Birthplace:       Indiana
Home in 1880:       Marion, Harrison, Missouri
Race:       White
Gender:       Male
Relation to Head of House:       Self (Head)
Marital Status:       Married
Spouse's Name:       Rachael Beever
Neighbors:       View others on page
Occupation:       Farmer
Cannot read/write:


Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:       
Name       Age
Absolem Beever        50
Rachael Beever        51
Barbara E. Beever 18
Wm. S. Beever        15
Mathew E. Beever 12
Mary E. Beever        12
Martha E. Beever 12

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about Absalom Beaver
Name:       Absalom Beaver
Residence:       Missouri
Class:       All
Congressional District:       7th
Age on 1 July 1863:       33
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1830
Race:       White
Marital Status:       Married
Place of Birth:       Indiana

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Absalom Beaver
Name:       Absalom Beaver
Side:       Union
Regiment State/Origin:       Indiana
Regiment Name:       15 Indiana Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded:       15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company:       D
Rank In:       Private
Rank In Expanded:       Private
Rank Out:       Private
Rank Out Expanded:       Private
Film Number:       M540 roll 5

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Absolom Beavers
Name:       Absolom Beavers
Issue Date:       1 Jul 1857
State of Record:       Missouri
Acres:       40
Accession Number:       MO4770__.150
Metes and Bounds:       No
Land Office:       Plattsburg
Canceled:       No
US Reservations:       No
Mineral Reservations:       No
Authority:       April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number:       21904
Legal Land Description:       
Section       Twp       Range       Meridian       Counties
11       65-N       28-W       5th PM       Harrison

Some people in my extended family believe that Absalom's parents were Daniel Beaver, born in 1800 in North Carolina and dying in 1836 in Indiana, and Christiana Bower. I do not have in records to support this however.

Any help would be appreciated. This will be in the Indiana and Missouri forms also.


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