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John Beard
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1765
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 31, 1826
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA

There is no remaining marker for John Beard and his wife, Mary Blackstock Beard. They are in unmarked graves.

JOHN SERVED IN THE REV. WAR AS A SOLDIER/PRIVATE HORSEMAN IN SC, FOR ABOUT FOURTEEN MONTHS TOTAL AT VARIOUS TIMES DURING THE YEARS 1779-1783; SERVING UNDER CAPT. JOHN IRWIN AND COL. WILLIAM BRATTON. HE FOUGHT IN THE BATTLES OF BLACKSTOCK, COWPENS, AND KINGS MOUNTAIN, AND WAS WOUNDED IN THE LEFT SHOULDER BY AN ENEMY SABER ("THE FAMILY AND DESCENDENTS OF THOMAS NEWTON BLACKSTOCK", BY R.C. KARL, P. 101). MARY APPLIED FOR A PENSION AS WIDOW IN 1847. (APPLICATION #R-670), WHICH WAS REJECTED BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT PROOF OF SERVICE.

A MARKER STANDS IN THE GREENBRIER CUMMUNITY OF SOUTHWEST WILLIAMSON COUNTY HONORING SEVERAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS WHO WERE THE FIRST SETTLERS OF THE AREA. JOHN BEARD IS THE FIRST NAME ON THE LIST. ALSO ON THE LIST IS JAMES POTTS, FATHER OF MOSES BEARD'S WIFE, MARGARET. THE REV. SOLDIERS NAMED ON THE MARKER WERE GRANTED THE LANDS HERE AS PAYMENT FOR THERE MILITARY DUTY.

JOHN AND MARY WERE MARRIED BY JAMES OLIPHANT, A JP, on Jan 1, 1785, Spartanburg Co., SC.

JOHN OWNED TWO TRACTS OF LAND CONTAINING 50 ACRES ON LICK CREEK IN WILLIAMSON CO., TN AND WILLED TO HIS WIFE IN 1826. (LAND RECORDS, WILLIAMSON CO., BOOK I - 5O ACRES 5 JULY 1824, PAGE 39, #46, AND 50 ACRES 1 JAN 1825, PAGE 62, #173) WHEN MARY DIED IN 1853, A DIVISION OF THE PROPERTY WAS MADE AMONG THE CHILDREN NOV, 1853. (P. 117-118, MISC. RECORDS OF WILLIAMSON CO., TN)

John and Mary had ten children:
Nancy b 1786 m/ William Hays
Mary "Comfort" b 1789 m/ Peter Brown
Francis b 1791 m/ Margaret "Peggy" Brown
Patsy Catherine "Kate" b 1794 n. Benjamin Guinn
Aaron b 1797 m/ Kezziah Carter
Moses b 1797 (twin to Aaron) m/ 1st Margaret "Peggy" Potts
2nd Mary L. Morton
Rhoda "Rody" b c1802 m/ Lewis McGee/Magee
John Blackstock b c1804 1st Lucy Tucker
2nd Nancy Hutchinson
Birdnear b c1807 m/ Sarah Ann Kennedy
Jane (Jinnie) b 1811 m/ Davis Bradford
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Blackstock Beard (1771 - 1853)
 
 Children:
  Francis Travis Beard (1791 - ____)*
  Aaron Beard (1797 - 1875)*
  Rhoda Beard Magee (1802 - ____)*
  Jane Beard Bradford (1811 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beard-Moss-Potts Cemetery
Greenbrier
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Christopher Beard
Record added: May 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52341894
John Beard
Added by: Christopher Beard
 
John Beard
Added by: Christopher Beard
 
 
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- Winnie Gilreath Westbury
 Added: May. 31, 2016
My 5th great grandfather three times, three lines, I love you even thou I never knew you
- Sherron Davis
 Added: May. 19, 2016
My 5X Great Grandfather. Proud of you John.
- Bryce Sharman Raybon
 Added: May. 9, 2016
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