|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1862|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1927|
Murray was son of John Elbert Beard and Rebecca Ann Thornhill (both in John E. Beard Cem., Pike Co., MS).
He m/ Jan 22, 1989 to Louessie May (also buried Bogue Chitto Cem.), dau. of John W. May & Rebecca Mandy Cothern May (Bogue Chitto Cem.). They had five children. Louessie died April 11, 1903.
Murray then m/ c1905 M. Jemima Davis, and they had seven children.
Murray invented what was known as the Murray Beard Side Harrow. His daughter, Aleen Beard Thorburn, said that her father was a brilliant man, who invented the harrow when he was only 19 years of age. Later he added other plow tools to the invention. However, he never recieved a patent for his inventions.
John Elbert Beard (1818 - 1893)
Rebecca Ann Thornhill Beard (1823 - 1902)
Louessie May Beard (1873 - 1903)
Marie Beard Tate (1902 - 1991)*
Davis M. Beard (1908 - 1984)*
Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Christopher Beard
Originally Created by: Earl Alexander
Record added: Apr 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13955554