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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Family Time Line

Oliver Besley
1776–1844
Rhoda Westbroek
1785–1841
Marriage: about 1803
Oliver Besley
1804–1880
Isaac Besley
1805–1897
Catherine Besley
1814–1877
Samuel Besley
1821–
Susan Besley
1823–
Elias W. Besley
1807–1886
Elethear Besley
1810–1879
Mary A. Besley
1811–1871
John W. Besley
1816–1856
Sophia M Besley
1818–1882

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1803
Tioga, New York, United States
children

(10)

    Male1804–1880Male

    Male1805–1897Male

    Elias W. Besley

    Male1807–1886Male

    Elethear Besley

    Female1810–1879Female

    Mary A. Besley

    Female1811–1871Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+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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Sources (1)

  • Oliver Besley, "Find A Grave Index"

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