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From: Debbie Pentecost-McNabb <>
Subject: Misc. Info
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 18:40:48 -0400


Colonial Families of the United States Descended from the Immigrants

Mary Bell, b 1726 in Ireland, d 1804; m 1753 Edward Beard, of Augusta Co., Va.
Issue:

1. William Beard, b 1754.

2. Charles Beard, b 1756.

3. Samuel Beard, b 1758.

4. John Beard, b 1760.

5. Elizabeth Beard, b 1762.

6. Mary Beard, b 1764; m [1] James Henderson; m [2] John Bell, of
Albemarle Co., Va. Moved to
Louisville, Ky.




Records of Pickens County Alabama vol1

A sister of John Harris Hargrove was Mary Hargrove. She married Dr. John
Neilson. Their daughter married W. Cloud Beard of Columbus, Mississippi. An
older Clough Beard Moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina while his two brothers,
William P. Beard and Wesley J. Beard moved to Pickens County, Alabama.




The Link Family

MARY BEARD (Jonathan3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born in Frederick
County, Maryland, about 1779 or 1780. Nothing more is known about her except
that she is mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Peter Beard. The will was
written and signed January 5, 1793.

PETER BEARD (Jonathan3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born in Frederick
County, Maryland, about 1781. He is mentioned in his grandfather's will and was
named for him. Peter Beard was doubtlessly the husband of Katherine Link, his
second cousin and daughter of Peter Link. They were married in Augusta County,
Virginia, September 1, 1808. There were very close ties between Peter Link's
family in Virginia and the Beards in Maryland. Peter Link was named for his
uncle by marriage, Peter Beard, husband of Mary Katherine Link. Peter Link's
mother was from Maryland, and his wife, Judith, came from Maryland. The Schmits
and Burckharts were very close to the Beards, as old church and real estate
records plainly show. There was doubtless much visiting back and forth. After
his father's death, young Peter, along with his brother, Christian Beard, and
probably his sister, Mary, quite naturally sought his fortune among relatives in
a less closely settled area than his home neighborhood in Maryland. Such was
Augusta County at that time. He had
received his inheritance from his grandfather, who was well-to-do, and, with
this, young Peter went to Virginia, where he fell in love with and married
Katherine Link. Curiously, his grandfather, Peter Beard, had married a Katherine
Link in 1751 in Pennsylvania. Young Peter and Katherine were both
confirmed in the Salem Lutheran Church, June 2, 1813. Peter made purchases from
the sale to settle the estate of Moses Gresham, Katherine's uncle by marriage,
August 21, 1833.

Katherine was the third child of Peter and Judith Link and was born
February 1, 1792, in Augusta County, Virginia. She died April 13, 1835, and is
buried in Augusta County in the Old Salem Churchyard. Dates come from a
quill-written document developed by her brother and her father and in the
author's possession. Peter, after Katherine's death, surely left Augusta County,
because no further record of him is found. In his marriage bond Peter Beard is
joined by Peter Link, his father's cousin, who makes oath that "Peter Beard, who
is about to be married to his daughter, Catherine (sic), is above the age of
twenty-one years." The bond is dated August 30, 1808. The list of their children
below comes from the Salem Lutheran Church record in Augusta County, Virginia.


The Peter Beard of this sketch must not be confused with members of a Beard
family which came into Augusta County before 1790. They were Scotch-Irish and
Presbyterians. Peter's religion was Lutheran, and the Salem Church record makes
many references to him in German, a language with which he grew up and which he
understood and spoke.

John Link Beard, born November 27, 1810.
William Beard, born July 12, 1813.
Anna Mary Smith Beard, born April 12, 1816.
John Beard, born March 21, 1817.
Judith Anna Beard, born July 21, 1819.
David Beard, born July 21, 1819.
Margretha Beard, born April 18, 1821.
Geberlina Beard, born October 3, 1824.
Glisa Beard, born February 2, 1827.
Sarah Catherine Beard, born March 3, 1830.
Margaret Elizabeth Beard, born October 2, 1832.



PHILLIP BEARD (Jonathan3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born about 1783 in
Frederick County, Maryland. He is mentioned in the will of his grandfather,
Peter Beard, as son of Jonathan Beard. No other data available.

JOHN (JOHANN) CHRISTIAN BEARD (Jonathan3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born
September 22, 1785, in Frederick County, Maryland. Date is from Rocky Hill
Church record, page 27, which also gives his baptismal date as October 19, 1785.
He is mentioned in his grandfather's will as the son of Jonathan Beard.
Christian Beard came to Augusta County with his older brother, Peter. Here he
made his home and acquired considerable property, for the time. He died in 1834,
and his will lists his living children and one deceased daughter and a
grandchild. Washington Swoope, John Sproul and John B. Christian made bond for
$12,000.00 for Washington Swoope as executor of the estate. The will was dated
September 26, 1832, and probated in August, 1834.
Children are listed in same order as in Christian's will, which is not
necessarily the order of birth.
Evidently Christian's wife had preceded him in death; at any rate,
she is not mentioned in his will. Christian signed the will in German script.


Jacob Beard.
Phillip Beard.
Jonathan Beard.
Christian Beard, Jr.
David Beard.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Beard.
Mary (Polly) Beard.
Catherine Beard.
Deusilla Beard.
Sarah Beard.


DANIEL BEARD (Jonathan3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born August 18, 1788,
and baptized August 24, 1788, in Frederick County, Maryland, according to Rocky
Hill Church record, page 24. No other data available except that he is
mentioned in the will of his grandfather as son of Jonathan Beard.

PHILLIP BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born August 4, 1797,
in Frederick County, Maryland; baptized August 27, 1797. Data from page 49 of
Rocky Hill Church record. He married Catherine (???) and had two children, whose
births are recorded in Rocky Hill Church record. There were probably others. No
further information available.

Jacob Beard, born February 13, 1825.
Anna Mary Beard, born October 18, 1830.

JACOB BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born December 21, 1801,
in Frederick County, Maryland; baptized January 17, 1802. Data from page 61,
Rocky Hill Church record. He married Mary Catherine (???). Mary Catherine was
born in 1814 and died January 16, 1873. These dates are from Dr. Louis Dielman's
Index compiled in Frederick County, Maryland, and
in Maryland Historical Society at Baltimore. Five children of record were born
to Jacob and Mary Catherine.

Solomon Beard, born June 7, 1834.
Jonathan Beard, born December 29, 1835.
Sarah Beard, born January 29, 1840.
Susannah Beard, born April 16, 1849.
Laura Loviena Beard, born June 13, 1853.

MARY ELIZABETH BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born November
14, 1807, in Frederick County, Maryland, and named for her aunt, sister of her
father; baptized January 10, 1808. Dates are from Rocky Hill Church record, page
53. Beyond this no information is available.

CHRISTINA BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1), born July 18, 1809, in
Frederick County, Maryland; baptized September 3, 1809. Dates are from Rocky
Hill Church record and the only information available.

SUSANNA BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1), born February 11, 1811, in
Frederick County, Maryland, and baptized March 12, 1811. Dates from Rocky Hill
Church record, page 56.

MATTHIAS BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1) was born March 26, 1814,
in Frederick County, Maryland; baptized May 19, 1814. Dates are from Rocky Hill
Church record, page 56. He married Mary Eliza Andes February 10, 1836; date from
Frederick County court record.
Three children of record were born to Matthias and Mary Eliza Beard. There were
probably others. No further data are available.

Jacob Beard, born November 29, 1839.
Susanna Beard, born September 27, 1841.
Anna Mary Beard, born February 8, 1844

SOLOMON BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1), born October 24, 1815, in
Frederick County, Maryland; baptized November 19, 1815. Dates from page 58,
Rocky Hill Church record. Solomon married but name of his wife cannot be found.
His three children's births listed below are from Rocky Hill Church record
without their mother's name being given. No other dataare available.

Susannah Elizabeth Beard, born September 2, 1847.
John Thomas Beard, born November 11, 1850.
John David Beard, born December 20, 1851.


JOHN (JOHANNES) BEARD (Jacob3, Mary Katherine2, John Jacob1), born September 3,
1818, at Frederick County, Maryland. He was baptized November 8, 1818. Dates are
from page 59 of the Rocky Hill Church record.


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