John Beardsley (New York)
John Beardsley (November 9, 1783 – May 11, 1857) was an American farmer, merchant, banker and politician from New York.
He was born on November 9, 1783, in Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, the son of Eliakim Beardsley (1744–1798) and Esther (Sherman) Beardsley (1748–1822). On December 16, 1804, he married Alice Booth (1786–1877), and they had twelve children. In 1808, the family removed to that part of the Town of Scipio, New York, which was in 1823 separated as the Town of Venice. From 1820 to 1823, he was an associate judge of the Cayuga County Court.
- Beardsley genealogy
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 131f, 138, 212f and 258; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Prison Discipline Society (26th Report; Boston, 1851; pg. 28/678) (Note: Beardsley was not Warden. The Agent is the financial administrator, the Warden the correctional chief. Until 1840, both offices had been held always by the same person.)
- The Cravath Firm and Its Predecessors by Robert Taylor Swaine (Vol. 1, pg. 61; 1948; reprinted ISBN 978-1-58477-713-7)
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