John Beard

John Beard

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Sep 1854 (aged 59)
Carroll County, Indiana, USA
Burial Clay Township, Carroll County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14454255 View Source
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John married Sophia MORE on November 20, 1818, in Campbell County, Kentucky. The bondsman for the marriage was Samuel W. MORRISON. John was 23; Sophia, 16.

In 1820, John and Sophia were 26 and 19, living in Tiffin Township, Adams County, Ohio. John was farming. They had no children.

In 1830, John, Sophia, and their first five children (John M., Sarah, Permelia, Mary Jane, and Rachel) were in Harrison Township, Darke County, Ohio.

In 1835, John brought his wife and children from Darke County, Ohio, to Carroll County, Indiana. He farmed land in Pyrmont, Indiana. A portion of his corn crop was distilled into corn whiskey and transported down the Wild Cat Creek for sale.

John and his wife had nine children: John M., Sarah, Permilla, Mary Jane, Rachel, William, Eli, Jermima, and Alexander.


DNA research:

Y-DNA from descendants from two sons of John has been tested -- one descendant from John's son John M., and one descendant from John's son Alexander. Both tested at familyTreeDNA

The DNA in Kit Number 345857 is from a son of John Beard's son John M.'s great-grandson Robert Jesse Beard (1920-2010).

The DNA in Kit Number 12428 is from the son of John Beard's son Alexander's great-grandson Raymond Pearce Beard (1920-2005).

This is the Y-DNA sequence to the 12-marker level:
DYS393 is 12.
DYS390 is 23.
DYS19 is 14.
DYS391 is 10.
DYS385 is 15-17.
DYS426 is 11.
DYS388 is 12.
DYS439 is 11.
DYS389i is 13.
DYS392 is 15.
DYS389ii is 28.

haplogroup: L-M20 (was: L) Subgroup 001.

Information is available at, in the BAIRD, BARD & BEARD FamilyTreeDNA Y Project (1st project), and in the BAIRD FamilyTreeDNA Y Project (2nd project).

The Y-DNA of the descendant of John's son John M. was tested to 67 markers. Thus, the results of Kit Number 345857 should be considered the "gold standard" for judging any straight-line male descendant of John Beard.


In memory of
SEPT. 23, 1854
Aged 59 yrs, 10 mo
& 2 dys.
These are they which came out of great
tribulations and have washed their robes
and made them white in the blood
of the Lamb. Rev 7, Ch 14.

Gravesite Details

In 1997, stone was in one piece, lying on the ground. In October 2008, stone was broken.

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