Eliza Beasley

#1545, b. circa 1781, d. 24 February 1832
     Eliza Beasley was born circa 1781 Northwest Territories (Ohio). She married Horatio Bruce, son of John Bruce and Elizabeth Clay, say 1818. Eliza Beasley died 24 February 1832 , Garrard County, Kentucky.
     Her married name was Bruce (Beasley).

He was married first to Elizabeth BEASLEY (b. 2 June 1797 Adams Co. NW Terr; d. 24 Feb. 1832 Lancaster, Garrard
Co., Ky.), the daughter of (Maj.) John and Sarah “Sally” (West) Beasley. He was married secondly to Elizabeth
COLLIER
, of whom presently.
John Beasley, Deputy State Surveyor of Ohio under General Nathaniel Massie, helped survey the State lines of Ohio. John died and
was buried at Manchester, Adams County, Ohio, in 1806, leaving issue: James West Beasley (killed at Ft. Meigs, War 1812), John C.
Beasley, Eliza Beasley who married Horatio Bruce, Sally Beasley who married Benjamin Bedford and moved to Texas, and Thomas
L. Beasley. John’s widow, Sarah, and Nathaniel Beasley were administrators of his estate. Sarah married secondly, Joseph D. Keith,
a soldier in the War of 1812, and had two sons and three daughters [Thompson, Carl N., Historical Collections of Adams County, Ohio, Adams
County Historical Society, 1991, Vol. II, p. 350.]
The Bruce-Beasley marriage is supported by court records of Adams County and by a deposition of Alexander Bruce, taken at
Clarksburg, Kentucky, 20 September 1842. In the deposition, Alexander spoke of Horatio trying to bring to a close the estate of
Beasley’s heirs “one of which he had married.” [Lewis Co., Ky., court file #1887]. The Beasley estate, to which Alexander made reference,
involved numerous lawsuits over land transactions and debts. The court file included proceedings brought in Mason County, Kentucky,
Adams County, Ohio, and Brown County, Ohio, against the heirs of John Beasley, “some of whom reside in the State of Kentucky and
some in Ohio.” . The Beasley estate, to which Alexander made reference,
involved numerous lawsuits over land transactions and debts. The court file included proceedings brought in Mason County, Kentucky,
Adams County, Ohio, and Brown County, Ohio, against the heirs of Joh. The Beasley estate, to which Alexander made reference,
involved numerous lawsuits over land transactions and debts. The court file included proceedings brought in Mason County, Kentucky,
Adams County, Ohio, and Brown County, Ohio, against the heirs of John Beasley, “some of whom reside in the State of Kentucky and
some in Ohio.” . The Beasley estate, to which Alexander made reference,
involved numerous lawsuits over land transactions and debts. The court file included proceedings brought in Mason County, Ke.[Abstracts From Original Common Pleas Court Records, Adams County Genealogical Society, being forgotten miscellaneous loose
dockets stored off the premises following the disastrous courthouse fire, located and published in a series of booklets between 1980 and 1990.]

Children of Eliza and Horatio

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