The William Beardsley gravestone is a simpler, smaller version of one we have seen before, the monument to James Vansant. Both gravestones, which are steps apart in Claibourne Cemetery, bear the same eagle-and-shield motif.
Son of J. G. & P.
a member of Co. H. 82 Reg. O.V.I.
Apr. 4, 1866,
25 Ys. & 2 Ds.
William’s parents are Job and Patience Beardsley. Patience, who died in 1870, is buried near her son.
|Patience Beardslee||James Vansant|