Ancestors of Lesa Gibson Pfrommer

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  • ID: I27592
  • Name: John Beard
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Major
  • Birth: 11 JUN 1758 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 26 NOV 1817 in Washington County, Maryland
  • Occupation: 1839 Justice of the Peace
  • Burial: Beard Church Cemetery, Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland
  • Note:
    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.


    9/16/1808 Robert Hughes certifies that Andrew Irwin is living at Major John Beards. He has taken up a stray.

    9/12/1810 Married, Thursday last by Rev. Shafer: Major John Beard of this county to Miss Sally HARRY daughter of late Jacob HARRY of this town.

    10/10/1810 Peter Seibert appointed Major of Battalion in 24th Reg. of Militia of Washington County, Maryland. John BEARD, resigned

    A will for John Beard that lists the name Nicholas BEARD 2/19/1764 for Washington County, Maryland, located at the Court House of Frederick County. Liber A, number 1, Folio 196.

    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
    • Married: 14 FEB 1781 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 2 Sally Harry
    • Married: 12 SEP 1810 in Washington County, Maryland
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