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Nancy C. Webb Beard
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Birth: 1794
Rocky Mount
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1841
Holliday
Monroe County
Missouri, USA

The daughter of Theodorick Fitzgerald Webb (formerly Theodorick Fitzgerald) and his wife Sarah Huff, both of Franklin Co., VA.

She married 14 Oct 1809, Franklin Co., VA to Dr. Robert M. Beard [b. 1783]. Her mother Sarah consented; surety was George Walker, her future stepfather.

Robert was a Presbyterian Doctor of Religion. He would have been a member of the Sydnorsville congregation in Franklin county.

The 1810 census shows Nancy and Robert without children yet, but with three slaves:

1810 Franklin Co., VA, p. 596
Robert Beard 0-0-1-0-0 0-0-1-0-0 3 slaves

Is this them in 1820 living in Rockbridge county?

1820 Rockbridge Co., VA, Lexington, p. 504
Robert Beard 1-0-0-0-1-0 4-0-0-1-0 2 slaves

Robert died in Jan 1837. The Library of Virginia has an obituary for him that reads:
"Died, at his residence in Franklin County [VA] on Monday the 19th of January [1837], Dr. Robt. M. Beard, in the 53rd year of his age. The deceased was for many years a Professor of Religion, and a member of the Presbyterian Church."

In either 1838 or 1840, Nancy and her children joined a wagon train of friends and relatives to move west to Monroe County, Missouri.

1840 Monroe Co., MO, Jackson Twp., p. 142
[next door to the Larkin Wright family]
Nancy Beard 1-1-0-1-3-0 0-1-0-1-1-0-1
Female b. 1790-1800 Nancy
Three males b. 1810-1820 Ferdinand b. 1812, Abner b. 1812, & ?
One female b. 1810-1820
One male b. 1820-1825
One female b. 1820-1825 Sarah
One male b. 1825-1830 Robert M.
One female b. 1825-1830 Amanda
One male b. 1835-1840 Harvey C.
One male slave under 10

Nancy died probably in early 1841 in Monroe Co., MO.

In March 1841, in Monroe Co., MO, Robert Wright was appointed executor of the estate Nancy C. Beard's. Robert's father Larkin Wright gave bond as security. Robert was probably her son-in-law.

On 11 Mar 1841, Nancy's brother Bird S. Webb was appointed guardian of her minor children:
BEARD, Amanda, Robert & Harvey, minor heirs of Robert M. Beard, decd.  Guardian, Bird S. Webb.  Sec., Thomas B. Greer & Henry Howell. 11 Mar 1841. (i66)

5 Mar 1850, Monroe Co., MO - Robert M. & Harvey C. Beard, minor heirs of Robert M. Beard, decd.  G&C, John C. Beard. Sec, Bird S. Webb. 5 Mar 1850. (2-115)

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Nancy Webb's children:

1. Ferdinand Beard b. 1812, Bedford Co., VA; m. 11 Jan 1841, Monroe County, MO to Mary Wyatt Howell, (daughter of Samuel who was in Monroe Co., MO by 1837. According to descendant Candi Beard Nation, they started in the Bedford/Franklin area of VA, then went to Floyd county KY (by 1810) and Nelson (near Louisville) KY, then on to Monroe Co MO by 1837). Ferdinand d. 27 May 1882; may have been buried in Lafayette Co., MO. Robert Wright witnessed the 1903 will of Mary Wyatt (Howell) Beard in Monroe Co.? She was wife of Ferdinand Beard, son of Theodorick Webb's daughter Nancy.

1850 census, Monroe Co., MO, p. 150
Ferdinand Beard, 32, VA
Mary M., 31, KY
Mary J., 9, MO
Sarah E., 7, MO
Robert, F., 5, MO
James H., 1, MO
Robert Beard, 17, VA
Harvey C., Beard, 15, VA

1860 Monroe Co., MO, Clay Twp., p. 89
Fedinand Beard, 48, VA
Mary, 44, KY
Nancy, 16, KY
Sarah, 14, KY
Robert, 12, KY
James, 11, KY
Amanda, 8, KY
Mildred, 4, KY
William, 1, MO

1870 Randolph Co., MO, Union Twp., Cairo PO., p. 336
F. W. Beard, 52, VA
Mary, 52, KY
Sarah L., 22, MO
Robert, 18, MO
James H., 17, MO
Amanda, 16, MO
Serena, 14, MO
Mildred, 12, MO
Frank, 10, MO
Jefferson D., 6, MO
George G., 6, MO

1880 census, Elmwood, Saline Co., MO, p. 406D
Ferdenand Beard, 63, farmer, VA VA VA
Mary, 63, KY KY KY
Serena, 22, MO
Mildred, 20, MO
Franklin, 19, MO
George, 17, MO
Jefferson, 17, MO

Ferdinand Beard's children:
1) Nancy Beard, 1844, KY
2) Sarah Beard, b. 1846, KY
3) Robert Ferdinand Beard, b. 31 Aug 1846; d. 02 Jul 1919
4) James Harvey Beard, b. 1849
5) Kathleen Amanda Beard, b.c. 1852; d. 1895
6) Serena Beard, b. 1854
7) Mildred Beard, b. 1856, KY
8) William Beard, b. 1859, MO; d. by 1860?
9) Franklin Beard, b. 1860, MO
9) Jefferson Davis Beard, b. 1864, MO
10) George G. Beard, b. 1864, MO

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2. Abner Beard, b. 1812, VA; m.c. 1853, Franklin Co., VA to Martha ______; He must have gone to Missouri with the rest of his family, for according to family legend, among their children was a blind son who walked the whole way from Monroe Co., MO to Franklin Co., VA.

1860 Franklin Co., VA, Southwest Dist., p. 172
Abner Beard, 48, potter, VA
Martha, 36, VA
Robert M., 6, VA
Mary A., 3, VA

1870 Franklin Co., VA, Blackwater Twp., p. 278
Abner Beard, 58, VA, blind
Martha, 45, VA
Robert M., 15, VA
Mary S., 14, VA
Celestia, 11, VA
Sally, 5, VA

Abner Beard's children:
1) Robert M. Beard, b. 1855, Franklin Co., VA
2) Mary S. Beard, b. 1856, Franklin Co., VA
3) Celestia Beard, b. 1859, Franklin Co., VA
4) Sally Beard, b. 1865, Franklin Co., VA

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3. John C. Beard?, b. 1823, VA; on 1850 census living with sister? Sarah Beard Howell. He looks like another son. Is the second Robert Beard, age 1, his son?

1850 census, Monroe Co., MO, p. 117
Henry L. Howell, 32, KY
Sarah B. or A., 29, VA
Robert M.,, 8, MO
William B., 6, MO
John H., 3, MO
Samuel L., 8? mos, MO
Amanda Beard, 18, VA
Robert C. Beard, 1, MO
John C. Beard, 27, hatter, MO

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4. Sarah C. Beard; m. 3 Jan 1841, Monroe Co., MO to Henry S. Howell as his first wife; she died and he remarried to her younger sister, Amanda.

1850 census, Monroe Co., MO, p. 117
Henry L. Howell, 32, KY
Sarah B. or A., 29, VA
Robert M.,, 8, MO
William B., 6, MO
John H., 3, MO
Samuel L., 8? mos, MO
Amanda Beard, 18, VA
Robert C. Beard, 1, MO
John C. Beard, 27, hatter, MO

Sarah Beard's children:
1) Robert M. Beard, b. 1842, Monroe Co., MO
2) William B. Beard, b. 1844, Monroe Co., MO
3) John H. Beard, b. 1847, Monroe Co., MO
4) Samuel L. Beard, b. 1849, Monroe Co., MO
5) maybe others

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5. Amanda Beard b. 1831, Franklin Co., VA; married to Henry S. Howell, son of Samuel and brother to her brother Ferdinand's wife. She had been a minor in 1841 when her mother died and her uncle Bird S. Webb was appointed her guardian.

1850 census, Monroe Co., MO, p. 117
Henry L. Howell, 32, KY
Sarah B. or A., 29, VA
Robert M.,, 8, MO
William B., 6, MO
John H., 3, MO
Samuel L., 8? mos, MO
Amanda Beard, 18, VA
Robert C. Beard, 1, MO
John C. Beard, 27, hatter, MO

These children are Amanda's nieces and nephews:

1860 Monroe Co., MO , Union Twp., p. 1
H. T. Howell, 43, KY
Amanda, 29, VA
Robert Howell, MO [son of Sarah Beard Howell]
William, 16 [son of Sarah Beard Howell]
John, 13 [son of Sarah Beard Howell]
Samuel, 10 [son of Sarah Beard Howell]
Robert Beard, 10, MO [son of John C. Beard?]

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6. Robert M. Beard b. after 1820. He was a minor in Mar 1841 when his mother died and his uncle Bird S. Webb was appointed his guardian.

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7. Harvey C. Henry Beard b. 1837, VA; m.c. 1857, Monroe Co., MO to Tabitha M. Jacobs [b. 1838 Monroe Co., MO]

1860 Monroe Co., MO, Clay Twp., p. 89
[next door to brother Ferdinand]
Harvy or Harry C. Beard, 23, VA
Bytha, 22, KY
John R., 2, MO

1870 Monroe Co., MO, Clay Twp., p. 531
William Howell, 28, MO
Tabitha M., 35, KY
William, 3, MO
Nannie, 3 mos, MO
John R. Beard, 12, MO
Harvy H., 2, MO

Harvey C. Beard's children:

1) John R. Beard, b. 1858, Monroe Co., MO
1880 Monroe Co., MO, Jackson Twp., p. 621
[in a boarding house for sawmill workers]
John R. Beard, 21, boarder, works in sawmill, MO
Howard H. Beard, 18, boarder, works in sawmill, MO

2) Harvey Howard Beard, b. 1868 or b. 3 Nov 1862, Monroe Co., MO; m. 1898, Monroe Co., MO to Maude ____; d. 26 Feb 1913, Paris, Monroe Co., MO; buried Holliday, MO. Was married at time of death.
1880 Monroe Co., MO, Jackson Twp., p. 621
[in a boarding house for sawmill workers]
John R. Beard, 21, boarder, works in sawmill, MO
Howard H. Beard, 18, boarder, works in sawmill, MO

1900 Monroe Co., MO, Jackson Twp., p. 69
Howard H. Beard, b. Nov 1860, m'd 2 yrs, MO Unk Unk
Maud, b. Oct 1872, MO OH MD

1910 Monroe Co., MO, 2-WD Paris, p. 249
Howard H. Beard, 48, MO
[can't read the entry, so can't see wife's name]
 
 
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 Parents:
  Theodorick Fitzgerald Webb (1771 - 1807)
  Sarah Huff Walker (1772 - 1855)
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy C. Webb Beard (1794 - 1841)
  Ursula Webb Greer (1797 - 1880)*
  Theodorick F. Webb (1800 - 1885)*
  Bird S. Webb (1802 - 1870)*
  Creed T. Webb (1803 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Webb Family Cemetery
Holliday
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Bev Golden
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80645976
 

 
 
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