Elisha Beasley

1723–1803 (Age 80)
Craven, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Beasley was born in 1723, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, his father, John William Beasley, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Joann Cagwell Jenkins, was 39. He died in 1803, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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John William Beasley
Sarah Joann Cagwell Jenkins
Solomon James Beasley
Oxford Beasley
William John Beasley
Simon Beasley
Winifred Beasley
Vienna Beasley
Elisha Beasley
Isaac E Beasley
Charles Beasley

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World Events (4)


Age 53

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 53

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 63

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Beesley, perhaps from Old English bēos ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Rebecca Carmack in the North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011

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