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Wiley R. Beesley

Male 1807 - 1894  (86 years)


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  • Name Wiley R. Beesley 
    Born 11 Apr 1807  Warren Co. Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1894  Butler Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7605  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

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    • Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
      1885,
      Butler Co.

      WILEY R. BEESLEY, Butler County, was born in Warren County, Ky., April
      11,
      1807, where he remained until he was twelve years old, when he removed
      with
      his mother, Elizabeth Beesley, and his grandfather, William Beesley,
      to
      Butler County, Ky. The family settled on the Indian Camp Creek. Here
      Wiley R. Beesley received a common school education and grew to
      manhood.
      After attaining his majority, he bought a partially improved farm on
      the
      north fork of the Indian Camp Creek, where he remained until the fall
      of
      1872. He then sold out and bought the farm of 160 acres (a part of
      which
      he has since sold) on the waters of Welch's Creek, where he still
      resides.
      He held the office of constable for four years, and afterward that of
      magistrate for three terms of four years each. William Beesley, the
      grandfather of our subject, was a veteran of the Revolution; served
      under
      Gen. Greene, during that struggle, and was in the battle of Roodsley's
      Mill, where Gen. Gates was defeated by the British. Wiley R. Beesley
      was
      first married November 8, 1832, to Perlina Smith, a native of Butler
      County, Ky.; to this union were born three children, only one of whom
      (Anthaline Daughety) is now living. Perlina Beesley departed this life
      April 10, 1840, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr.
      Beesley
      was next married April 18, 1853, to Lucinda Haning, a native of
      Switzerland
      County, Ind., born July 6, 1833. She is a daughter of John and Sallie
      (Coy) Haning. Eleven children have blessed their union, nine of whom -
      seven sons and two daughters - are living, viz.: William D., Elizabeth
      Taylor, Robert D., John W., Florence T., Ira R., Irving R., Singleton
      R.
      and Peter Cooper. Mr. Beesley and wife, have been for many years
      members
      of the United Baptist Church, in which he has officiated as deacon. In
      politics he is a Democrat.


      1850 Butler County KY Census
      dwelling #799
      Wiley Beesley age 44 M farmer $1000 b. Ky.
      Thomas age 14 M b. Ky.
      Autheline age 6 F b. Ky.
      Letty Swift age 29 F b. Tenn.

      dwelling #800
      Elisabeth Beesley age 89 F b. NC.