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Phil Knight

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Phil Knight

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    Jehiel Beardsley

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    • 5th Great-grandfather of Phil Knight — 8th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 180 
    • Birth Date:
    • 24 Feb 1734 
    • Birth Location:
    • Ripton (now Stratford), Fairfield, Connecticut 
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    • ABT 1846 
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    • Marriage Location:
    • prob. Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut 
    • Children:

    • Jehiel Beardsley (Ahnentafel No:90 )

      Eunice Beardsley

      John Beardsley

    • Notes: 
    • Revolutionary War veteran

      A granddaughter of Jehiel Beardsley wrote that Jehiel Beardsley lived to an incredible age of 112 years old.

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  • Sources for Jehiel Beardsley

    • 1 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1993, Vol. 124, p. 167.
    • 2 Beardsley, Isaac Haight, Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America, Denver, Colorado: John Dove, Printer and Publisher (1902), 225, 233.
    • 3 Connecticut Society of Genealogists, The Connecticut Nutmegger, 2010, Vol. 43, p. 111, Birth record for Jehiel Beardsley.
    • 4 Holt, Nellie Beardsley and Charles Eleazer Holt, Beardsley Genealogy: The Family of William Beardsley, One of the First Settlers of Connecticu t, West Hartford, Connecticut: n. p. (1951), 51.

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