142 Years Ago Today

Jesse Beeney Headstone

On August 26, 1870, one hundred and forty-two years ago today, Jesse Beeney (1785-1870), my 5th great grandfather, died in Licking Co., Ohio at the age of 85.

Jesse was born in 1785 in Crowhurst, Sussex, England, and came to live in Licking Co. Ohio, whee he was a farmer, by 1840, living in Eden and Washington throughout his long life. He also lived in nearby Knox Co., Ohio. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 1857. Jesse was buried next to Mary in Bell Church Cemetery in Morgan, Knox Co., Ohio.

Jesse Beeney (1785-1870) and his wife Mary are direct ancestors of George Benton Beeney (1890-1970), the biological father of my paternal great grandmother, Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992), who married Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1971).

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