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John Beard
Birth: Nov. 21, 1794
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1854
Carroll County
Indiana, USA


John married Sophia MORE on November 20, 1818, in Campbell County, Kentucky. The bondsman for the marriage was Samuel W. MORRISON.

In 1830, John, Sophia, and their first five children (John M., Sarah, Permelia, Mary Jane, and Rachel) were in Harrison Township, Darke County, Ohio.

In 1835, John brought his wife and children from Darke County, Ohio, to Carroll County, Indiana. He farmed land in Pyrmont, Indiana. A portion of his corn crop was distilled into corn whiskey and transported down the Wild Cat Creek for sale.

John and his wife had nine children: John M., Sarah, Permilla, Mary Jane, Rachel, William, Eli, Jermima, and Alexander.

Grave stone says, "These are those which came out of great tribulations and have washed their robes and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb." Rev 7, Ch 14.

DNA research shows that John Beard shared a common male-line ancestor with Martin Beard who married Lydya COX in Maury County, Tennessee, on February 24, 1814. Martin was in Maury Co., TN, for the 1820 census. His age grouping shows he was born between 1776 and 1794. His wife/widow was found on the 1850 census in Graves Co., Kentucky. She was born about 1791.

Information is available at, in the BAIRD, BARD & BEARD FamilyTreeDNA Y Project. The DNA in Kit Number 12428 is from the son of John Beard's son Alexander's great-grandson Raymond Pearce Beard (1920-2005).

The DNA in Kit Number 200188 is from Adrian L. Beard. Adrian died only days before a match was found for his DNA. Adrian was known to descend from John G. Beard (1820-1874), a son of Martin Beard of Tennessee.

This is the Y-DNA sequence that was found for the Y-DNA from both men:
DYS393 is 12.
DYS390 is 23.
DYS19 is 14.
DYS391 is 10.
DYS385 is 15-17.
DYS426 is 11.
DYS388 is 12.
DYS439 is 11.
DYS389i is 13.
DYS392 is 15.
DYS389ii is 28.

Also, the DNA is from haplogroup L, an uncommon haplogroup among the Y-DNA samples of Beards.

The connection between the two men is not known, but the DNA proves the connection beyond doubt: Adrian's ancestor Martin and John Beard (b. 1794) had to have been direct-male-line descendants of a common ancestor. They could have been brothers, uncle/nephew, 1st cousins, or more distant cousins. But the DNA proves the relationship. Martin's date of birth is *not* known. Researchers on his line have assumed his year of birth from his marriage in 1814, but Martin's year of birth is not known. 
Family links: 
  Sophia More Beard (1801 - 1877)*
  John M. Beard (1823 - 1904)*
  Sarah Beard Nice (1825 - 1912)*
  Rachel Beard St. John (1829 - 1854)*
  Eli Beard (1835 - 1925)*
  Jemima Beard Bates (1838 - 1903)*
  Alexander Beard (1840 - 1928)*
  Alexander Beard (1840 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
In memory of
SEPT. 23, 1854
Aged 59 yrs, 10 mo
& 2 dys.
These are they which came out of great
tribulations and have washed their robes
and made them white in the blood
of the Lamb. Rev 7, Ch 14.
Note: In 1997, stone was in one piece, lying on the ground. In October 2008, stone was broken.
Beard Cemetery
Carroll County
Indiana, USA
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