On July 25, 1785, two hundred and twenty-seven years ago today, Jesse Beeney (1785-1870), my 5th great grandfather, was born in Crowhurst, Sussex, England.
The identities Jesse Beeney’s parents has not been confirmed, though it is claimed that they were William Beeney and Elizabeth Gallop. In about 1803, Jesse married Mary Ann UNKNOWN (ca. 1784-1857). After which, Jesse and Mary had at least eight children. In 1821, Jesse, Mary, and their eight children left England for the United States, settling in Licking Co., Ohio where Jesse was a farmer. Jesse died in Licking Co., Ohio in 1870. He was buried at Bell Church Cemetery in Knox Co., Ohio.
Jesse Beeney, and his wife Mary, are direct biological ancestors of Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992), my paternal great grandmother, who was born Maxine Beeney, and was the first wife of Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1979).