Grace Nancy Beardsley

17 March 1799–1 March 1890 (Age 91)
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children




    Horatio Northrup Sherman


    Sidney Sherman


    Julius Ruggles Sherman


    Emeline Sarah Sherman


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.

Age 19

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

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: possibly a variant of Bardsley , or alternatively a habitational name from an unidentified place (possibly in Nottinghamshire, where the surname is particularly common).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Sherman in household of H N Sherman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Sherman in household of Stanley Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Sherman in household of Stanley Sherman, "United States Census, 1860"

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