From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1004

BEVERLEY JEFFERSON, proprietor of the omnibus and carriage line stable on Washington avenue and Webster street; residence No. 14 Johnson street; was born in August Co., Va., in 1839; came to Madison in 1850, and has lived here ever since; began hotel life as bell-boy in old American House; enlisted in April 1861, as a private in Co. E, 1st W.V. I., under Capt. George E. BRYANT, served three months; in the fall of 1861, became proprietor of the American House, which he managed during the war; from the fall of 1867 to fall of 1872, was proprietor of the Rasdall House (now Capitol House), and for the last ten years has been proprietor of the omnibus and transfer line. He was married on June 7, 1864, to Miss Annie Maud SMITH, formerly of Pennsylvania; they have five sons - Thomas B., John F., Frederick A., Harry E. and Carl S., all at home. For twenty years he has been a member of the Madison, Sauk Co., Fire Department; is a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 50, of A.F. & A.M. He is United States Mail Messenger; his business calls for the use of fourteen horses; he is well known to the traveling public.

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