Absalom Beaver was my 3rd great grandfather. I have a lot of information about his five generations of descendants, and of he and his wife Rachel V Bashford, but need help finding his parents and other ancestors. Some people claim that his parents are Daniel Beaver
This is what I know:
Birth 1 Jan 1831 in Indiana Death 2 Dec 1882 in Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri
Marriage Records of Harrison County, Missouri A-D Name: Absolom Beaver Spouse: Rachel Bashford Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1857
Together they had eight children.
John David Vencil Beaver 1858 – 1927 Thomas Wesley Beaver 1859 – 1906 Barbara Emalene Beaver 1862 – 1939 James Beaver 1863 – 1863 William Sherman Beaver 1865 – 1934 Martha Ellen Beaver 1867 – 1953 Mary Elsie Beaver 1867 – 1947 Matthew Ellsworth Beaver 1867 – 1959
I have the following records:
1860 United States Federal Census about A B Bashford Name: A B Bashford [A B Beaver] Age in 1860: 28 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1860: Jackson, Daviess, Missouri Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Gallatin Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age A B Bashford 28 Rachael B Bashford31 John D V Bashford2 Thos W Bashford 6/12
1870 United States Federal Census about Absalom Beaver Name: Absalom Beaver Age in 1870: 40 Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Marion, Harrison, Missouri Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Cainsville Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Absalom Beaver 40 Rachel V Beaver 42 John V Beaver 11 Thomas W Beaver 10 Barbary E Beaver 8 William S Beaver 5 Mathew E Beaver 2 Mary E Beaver 2 Martha E Beaver 2
1880 United States Federal Census about Absolem Beever Name: Absolem Beever Age: 50 Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Marion, Harrison, Missouri Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Rachael Beever Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farmer Cannot read/write:
Deaf and dumb:
Idiotic or insane:
View image Household Members: Name Age Absolem Beever 50 Rachael Beever 51 Barbara E. Beever18 Wm. S. Beever 15 Mathew E. Beever12 Mary E. Beever 12 Martha E. Beever12
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about Absalom Beaver Name: Absalom Beaver Residence: Missouri Class: All Congressional District: 7th Age on 1 July 1863: 33 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830 Race: White Marital Status: Married Place of Birth: Indiana
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Absalom Beaver Name: Absalom Beaver Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Indiana Regiment Name: 15 Indiana Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Company: D Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Film Number: M540 roll 5
U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Absolom Beavers Name: Absolom Beavers Issue Date: 1 Jul 1857 State of Record: Missouri Acres: 40 Accession Number: MO4770__.150 Metes and Bounds: No Land Office: Plattsburg Canceled: No US Reservations: No Mineral Reservations: No Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Number: 21904 Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties 11 65-N 28-W 5th PM Harrison
Some people in my extended family believe that Absalom's parents were Daniel Beaver, born in 1800 in North Carolina and dying in 1836 in Indiana, and Christiana Bower. I do not have in records to support this however.
Any help would be appreciated. This will be in the Indiana and Missouri forms also.