Oliver Besley

14 September 1776–30 October 1844 (Age 68)
North Castle, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Besley was born on 14 September 1776, in North Castle, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Capt. Oliver Besley, was 31 and his mother, Elethere Cheesman, was 30. He married Rhoda Westbroek about 1803, in Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 October 1844, in Columbia Cross Roads, Columbia Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Oliver Besley
Rhoda Westbroek
Marriage: about 1803
Oliver Besley
Isaac Besley
Catherine Besley
Samuel Besley
Susan Besley
Elias W. Besley
Elethear Besley
Mary A. Besley
John W. Besley
Sophia M Besley

Spouse and Children

about 1803
Tioga, New York, United States




    Elias W. Besley


    Elethear Besley


    Mary A. Besley


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 1

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 1

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 18

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: southern variant of Beasley .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Oliver Besley, "Find A Grave Index"

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