from Beardsley Genealogy The Family Of William Beardsley One Of The First Settlers Of Stratford Connecticut by Nellie Beardsley Holt
Israel [Beardsley] (Josiah, Joseph, Willie), born at Stratford Connecticut, 13 March 1721; no records have been found of his death but his mother's will dated, 1774, names, "My loving grandchildren, Mary and Price Beardslee, son and daughter of my son Israel Beardslee, dec'd;
Married Elizabeth French, bapt. at Stratford, 31 July 1726, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Price) French; she married, second, — Bates as her name appears in Manchester, Vermont probate records, 1780 when Israel's mother's estate was settled.
He lived at Dorset and Manchester, VT.
ii. Adiah, died at Malorytour, Leeds co, Ontario, Canada, 15 March 1828, ae. 82 years; married, Nathaniel Mallory died, 1808, ae 56 years, son of Daniel and Sarah (Lee) Mallory; 13 Ch
iii. Katherine, bapt. at Stratford, Conn. 23 Feb. 1753; d. at Manchester, VT. 30 Sept. 1819; John French of Stratford, b. 23 Dec. 1746, son of John and Elizabeth (Nichols) French; res. Dorset and Manchester, VT. 7 ch.
iv. Mary, b. at Stratford, Conn. 1755; d. at Manchester, VT. 17 March 1839; m. Joseph French, 13 May 1777, b. at Stratford, 6 July 1748 d. at Manchester, 14 July 1813, m. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Loring) French. 10 ch
v. Abigail, d. at Dorset, 13 May 1777, Elijah French b. at Stratford, 12 Sept. 1751; d. at Dorset 18 Sept. 1830, s.of Samuel and Elizabeth (Loring) French, both Manchester, VT. 10 Ch.
vi. Hannah, bapt at Stratford, Conn. 10 Dec. 1758. vii. Price, b. 19 May 1761
viii. Jerasha, Probate records at Manchester VT. tell that a guardian was appointed for her, Nov. 4 1783, and that she was about 14 years of age.