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Lieut James Henry Moffet Beard
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1837
Death: May 2, 1889

Married Nancy Estalene Crouch on June 25 1867

In 1871, James Henry Moffet Beard along with his brother, Wallace Warwick Beard and James's wife, Nannie Crouch Beard, took exception to the Pastor of the Oak Grove Church and attempted to remove him from his office (the Rev. M. D. Dunlap). The objection had to do with the post-Civil War "Iron-Clad Oath", which was eventually abolished in 1871 as unconstitutional, where M. D. Dunlap took the oath in order to obtain restitution for properties seized during the war. From the minutes of the Oak Grove meeting, it is believed that their attempt did not succeed and M. D. Dunlap continued in his role as Pastor of the Oak Grove Church.
However, the incident shows the difficult adjustments after the Civil War, and the effects these adjustments had on the religious affairs of the churches at the time.

http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/military/pen283.htm
NAME: Beard, James Henry
PENSION #: S7762
UNIT: 1st(Carter's) Cav.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Jonas Beard (1792 - 1878)
  Rachel Cameron Poage Beard (1806 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Estaline Crouch Beard (1846 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Richard McNeel Beard (1868 - 1932)*
  Jacob Warwick Beard (1869 - 1914)*
  Josiah Paul Beard (1873 - 1935)*
  George Cameron Beard (1875 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Woods Beard (1827 - 1902)*
  James Henry Moffet Beard (1837 - 1889)
  Wallace Warwick Beard (1838 - 1926)*
  Joel Early Matthews Beard (1840 - 1861)*
  Edwin Luther Beard (1842 - 1931)*
  Sabina Janett Beard McNeel (1844 - 1933)*
  Margaret E. Beard Livesay (1847 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Hillsboro
Pocahontas County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: James Nathan Williams
Originally Created by: Mary Ellen Hill
Record added: May 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27213572
Lieut James Henry Moffet Beard
Added by: Mary Ellen Hill
 
 
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From a Vietnam Vet to a Civil War Vet ... sleep peacefully, old friend
- FD Bigham
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013

- Diana
 Added: Dec. 11, 2010
Pvt., Co. F, 11th Virginia Cavalry, CSA
- JEM
 Added: Jul. 1, 2008
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