Oliver Besley Jr.

Brief Life History of Oliver

When Oliver Besley Jr. was born on 14 September 1776, in North Castle, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Capt. Oliver Besley, was 31 and his mother, Elletheer Cheesman, was 30. He married Rhoda Westbroek about 1803, in Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 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 Jr.
1776–1844
Rhoda Westbroek
1785–1841
Marriage: about 1803
Oliver Besley III
1804–1880
Isaac Besley
1807–1897
Elias W. Besley
1807–1886
Samuel Besley
1821–
Susan Besley
1823–1885
Elethear Besley
1810–1879
Mary A. Besley
1811–1871
Catherine Besley
1814–1877
John W. Besley
1816–1856
Sophia M Besley
1818–1882
Oliver Ogden Besley
1823–1887

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  • Oliver Besley, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

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

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

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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