Major John Beard is a mystery as yet. Most speculate he was a son of Nicholas Sr. who came from Germany due to the 30 years difference in age. He could be the brother of Nicholas who came from Germany but not sure. He served in Revolutionary War enlisting in 1780 and obtaining the rank of Major. There are no decendants. Birth and death dates are taken from the Beards Church Cemetery records located at Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland.
Father: Nicholas Beard b: 1730 in Germany
Mother: Margaret Lyday b: 1740 in Germany
Marriage 1 Anna Christine Geiserin b: 6 MAR 1761 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 2 Sally Harry
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