Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Genealogy Fun: Random Research....Sally Beasley

Well it's Saturday which means Randy Seaver posts Saturday (Night) Genealogy Fun at his blog.
Here is the reference to today's:

1)  We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Research tonight...what is your first name? [This is the easy part!]

2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the first person in your alphabetical name index is with a surname starting with the first two letters of your first name (e.g., my first name is RAndall, so I'm looking for the first person with a surname starting with RA).  [If there are no surnames with those first two letters, take the surname after that letter combination.]

3)  What do you know about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged!

4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?

5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.

1) My first name is Beth (no, it's not Elizabeth)

2) I use TMG (The Master Genealogist) although I am thinking of changing programs or at least trying a new one or two or three out. 
The first (and only) person with a surname starting with BE is.....
  Sally Beasley

3-4) Sally Beasley died in about 1869 probably in Brown County, Ohio. She was the wife of Rev. Matthew Gardner, and the mother of Lucinda E. Gardner who married William Johnson Lindsey. So I am her 4th-great-granddaughter. 
I have that she was born in Virginia but not sure of the year. Her husband was born in 1790 so probably she was born around 1800 give-or-take a few years. 
So yet again this leads me to another person I probably need to do more research on. Her husband is somewhat notable so maybe there would be something more written on her. 

1 comment:

  1. Check out this link to a 1913 book: It states that Sally Beasley is the daughter Jeptha