BEARD FAMILY

           

DAVID & ERALINA

Judene's 2nd Great Grandparents David Neeley BEARD and Eralina Amanda IVY were married 28 October 1846 in Marshall County, Mississippi. David was born about 1820 in Alabama and died in 1898 in Arkansas. David is buried in an unmarked grave in the New Friendship Cemetery, Tull, Arkansas. Amanda was born about 1832 in Alabama, the daughter of Silas M. IVY. To this union were born four children; James Mercer BEARD, born in October 1847; William Samuel, born about 1850; Caroline, born about 1852; and John, born about 1856. All probably born in Marshall County, Mississippi. Ages are estimated in part according to the 1850 Marshall County, Mississippi census.

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JAMES & MATTY

Judene's great grandfather, James Mercer BEARD married twice. First to Judene's great grandmother Martha Ann Elizabeth Hughes (aka Matty) in about 1869. The second marriage was to Rose Etta Rich on 11 August 1904. Martha Ann died 2 March 1904. James and both wives are buried in well marked graves at the Fairplay Baptist Church Cemetery, Saline County, Arkansas. This cemetery is located on the west side of Interstate 30 at the 105 milage marker, and south of Benton, Arkansas.

JAMES MERCER BEARD

1847-1917

James & Martha had eight children; Elizabeth; William Neeley; Walter Ennis; Almedia Evaline; Samuel Mercer; James Pinkney; Charley Floyd; and Eunice Clifford.

 

Martha Ann Elizabeth Hughes

1850-1904

James & Rose Etta had six children from her second marriage to James Mercer BEARD; J.M.; Lillian Mae; Lilly Lee; Eddie Asbury; Oscar Franklin; and Maudie Aline.

1875-1944

Rose Etta Rich as a

young woman

1875-1944

Rose Etta Rich

Later in life

James was a medical doctor having received his medical degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. James was also a Baptist pastor. He served in Company H, McGehee's Arkansas Calvary, Confederate States of America Army during the Civil War. James died 17 February 1917.

Rose Etta was previously married to Dan Shockley and had five children by that union. These children were Virgie Ann; Felton T.; Maude Belle; Bascum; and Daniel Andrew

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CHARLEY FLOYD & FLORENCE

Charley Floyd BEARD, Judene's grandfather, was born 7 September 1890 in Iko, Arkansas. On 24 April 1910 Charley married Florence Myrtle TULL in Buna, Jasper County, Texas. Florence was the daughter of William Abraham TULL and Georgetta FERGUSON. .The union of Charley Floyd & Florence produced; Gladys Helen; Griffin Afton; Garland Ray; and an infant unnamed. Charley was a farmer all his life. Closer to retirement he joined his daughter Gladys & son-in-law Richard DUNCAN to help operate the DUNCAN & BEARD General Store in Hensley, Arkansas.

CHARLEY FLOYD BEARD

1890-1966

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GLADYS & RICHARD

Gladys Helen BEARD, Judene's mother was born 4 March 1913 in Chilton, Falls County, Texas. The family moved to England, Arkansas where Gladys graduated from High School. Gladys met & married Richard Wright DUNCAN on 29 August 1937. To learn more about the family of Richard & Gladys.

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Thanks to everyones kind sharing of information I maintain a BEARD Gedcom file that can be downloaded to your computer. CAUTION ! I cannot certify these files as 100% correct nor are they all proven. These files are a compilation of what the various BEARD Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their BEARD file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for BEARD documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. Good luck! This gedcom contains 483 descendants of David Neeley BEARD.

THIS GEDCOM UPDATED 8 May 2005 !

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