Grace Nancy Beardsley

Brief Life History of Grace Nancy

When Grace Nancy Beardsley was born on 17 March 1799, in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Whitmore Beardsley, was 40 and her mother, Dolly Beard, was 40. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Stanley Sherman. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Dundee Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 1 March 1890, in West Dundee, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in West Dundee, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Stanley Sherman
Grace Nancy Beardsley
Selina Auretta Sherman
Horatio Northrup Sherman
Sidney Sherman
Julius Ruggles Sherman
Emeline Sarah Sherman
Dolly Sherman
Sidney Sherman

Sources (10)

  • Nancy Sherman in household of H N Sherman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Grace Nancy Beardsley - Government record: birth: 17 March 1799; Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Nancy Beardsley Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Illinois is the 21st state.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire): variant of Bardsley .

History: William Beardsley, mason, came to New England in 1635 from London aboard the Planter.

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

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