|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1901|
Josiah Bullington, b. 1778 or 1777 in Virginia, d. After 1870
Nancy Leeper, b. 1780 - d. After 1870
Both are in 1870 Metcalfe County, KY census, 93 & 90 years old respectively.
The Beards were Southern people and their men fought for the South during the Civil War. Living in Kentucky as the war dragged on, the families were continuously dogged by "Bush Wackers" and horse thieves until it became almost impossible for them to live. Most of their livestock had been confiscated for the Northern Army. William Beard died 2/19/1863 leaving Mariah widowed with 8 young children. Joseph Beard being the oldest son at age 13; it became his lot to try to provide for the family.
About 1880, the family migrated to an area near St. Joseph, MO but the land was hard to acquire there and the winters were severe so after a few short years the family moved to Cedar County in Southwest Missouri where they experienced a period of independence and moderate prosperity. In 1898 the family migrated via coverd wagon to the Creek Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma. Land was available for lease there but not for purchase. Between 1904 - 1914, the rice country in Southeast corner of Texas was opening up and it looked like a good opportunity for the family. Mariah had passed on by then and she resides in the cemetery noted on this page.
Other children by William & Mariah Beard:
Robert C. Beard b. 1856
Isabelle "Pus" Beard b. 5/16/1859 (Married Sam Cox)
George Washington Beard b. 6/22/1862 (Never Married) (bio by: Jim Heim)
William Beard (1797 - 1863)*
Margaret Beard Smith (1845 - 1940)*
James Joseph Beard (1850 - 1940)*
Mollie "Cat" Beard Scroggy (1854 - 1907)*
Herschel Porter Beard (1858 - 1941)*
Sarah Jane Beard Scott (1863 - 1932)*
Note: Wife of Wm BEARD
Twin Mounds Pioneer Cemetery
Maintained by: Jim Heim
Originally Created by: Barbara Guthrie Prather
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38987242