Adrian Leonard “Junior” Beard Jr.

Adrian Leonard “Junior” Beard Jr.

Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Apr 2011 (aged 78)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Monroe County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 68274248 View Source
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Army veteran, ironworker, family man

Adrian L. "Junior" Beard, Jr., served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of VFW Post 6504 in Waterloo, Illinois. He was a member of Ironworkers Local 392 in East St. Louis, Illinois, for 43 years. Adrian loved to work in his yard and garden, to bowl, and to tell stories. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and how he loved and cared for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Eulah (Ramage) Beard, Sr.; five brothers (Thomas, Charles, Eugene, Billy and Edward Beard); and three sisters (Mary Richie, Betty Bieri, and Barbara Childerson).

He was survived by his wife of 55 years, Deanna (Sauerhage) Beard; two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and two sisters.

(Obit from Belleville News-Democrat)


In the last months of his life, Adrian provided DNA to be used in a DNA search for other relatives.

Information is available at, in the BAIRD, BARD & BEARD FamilyTreeDNA Y Project. The DNA in Kit Number 200188 is from Adrian L. Beard.

This Adrian's Y-DNA sequence:
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.

Also, the Y-DNA is from haplogroup L, an uncommon haplogroup among the Y-DNA samples of Beards.

Adrian Leonard Beard, Jr., was the son of
Adrian Leonard Beard (1899-1986),
who was the son of
John M. Beard (1869-1953),
who was the son of
James M. BEARD (1847-1923),
who was the son of
John G. Beard (1820-1874),
who was the son of
Martin Beard who married Lydya COX in Maury Co., Tennessee, on February 24, 1814.


Married Mar. 15, 1956
Adrian L
Aug. 23, 1932
Apr. 7, 2011
Deanna I.
Sept. 2, 1937
Parents of Darryll, David, Ellen, Cheryl.
Grandparents of
Graham, Dallas, Brittany
Molly, David Jr., Thomas, Makenzie
Maxwell, Ellen
Adrian L. Beard Jr.
Aug. 23, 1932 - Apr 7, 2011
(Christian cross; military marker)

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This cemetery is also known as Zoar Cemetery.

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