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Re: James Riley Beard

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 8:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Descendants of James Riley (Jim Gritter) Beard

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES RILEY (JIM GRITTER)1 BEARD (JOSHUAA, WILLIAM FRANKLINB, JOSEPHC, JOHND, ANDREWE) was born 20 May 1867 in Upper Brush Creek, Green County, Kentucky, and died 15 Jul 1946 in Buried in Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Illinois. He married LAURA (LAURETTA) E. PRICE 16 Jul 1890 in LaRue County, Kentucky. He was 22 she was 21 years old, daughter of THOMAS PRICE and JUDITH HARRIS. She was born 16 Feb 1869 in Kentucky, and died 26 Nov 1954 in Buried in Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Illinois.

Notes for JAMES RILEY (JIM GRITTER) BEARD:
In the 1910 LaRue Count census, Otter District, James R. Baird is head of household 191. He was 44 years old and his wife, Lauretta, was 44. The children were: Sammie 10; Oscar, 8; Rosa E., 6; and Birtie C., 3 years of age.

In 1900 James and Lauretta Beard are living in the Oak Hill district of Taylor County, Kentucky. They have been married 10 years and Lauretta is listed as the mother of 5 children, 4 living. However, there are five children in the household: Alfred S., Nancy J., Thormas J., Sam A., and Oscar G.
The family lived next door to Frances Beard and his family.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Rosa E Baird
Name: Rosa E Baird
Age in 1910: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: James R
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Lauretta
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Buffalo, Larue, Kentucky
James R Baird 44
Lauretta Baird 44
Sammie Baird 10
Oscar Baird 8
Rosa E Baird 6
Bettie C Baird 3

United States Federal Census
about Laura Beard
Name: Laura Beard
Home in 1920: Divernon, Sangamon, Illinois
Age: 51 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: James
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Marital Status: Married
James Beard 52
Laura Beard 51
Erma Beard 16
Betty Beard 12
Bessie Beard 10

Children of JAMES BEARD and LAURA PRICE are:
i. ERMAN2 BEARD, b. Aft. 1890, Taylor county, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1900, Taylor County, Kentucky probably as an infant.
ii. ALFRED S. BEARD, b. Dec 1891, Taylor county, Kentucky; m. EDDIE PEARL MURRAY, 17 Nov 1909, Mrs. Murray, Bride's residence by I. J. Hutcherson; b. Bet. 1891 - 1893, Taylor County, Kentucky.

Notes for ALFRED S. BEARD:
In 1910 they have just been married and have set up housekeeping in the Oak Hill district of Taylor County, Kentucky. Though they have been married less than a year, Etha is listed as the mother of one child, one living, but no children are listed in the household.

iii. NANCY J. BEARD, b. Oct 1893, Taylor county, Kentucky; d. 13 Jun 1901, Maple, Taylor County, Kentucky. (Buried in Zion Church Cemetery).

Notes for NANCY J. BEARD:
From Passing Generations, Thursday, June 13, 1901:

Nancy Beard, the 7 year old daughter of Jim Beard of near Maple in Taylor County., died Thursday. Was burned to death when her clothes caught fire on Saturday. Burial at Mt. Zion Church in Taylor County.

Lebanon Enterprise
June 7, 1901

Burned to death

Campbellsville Times-Journal

''A sad occurrence happened at maple, this county, last Thursday, Nancy Beard the seven year old daughter of Jim Beard, was standing by a stove washing dishes when her clothes
caught fire. She ran out of the house and did not stop running until every vestment of clothing was burned off. Her body was charred from her knees to her neck. She survived until Saturday night, when death relieved her of her suffering. The parents were not at home when the burning occurred. She was buried at the Mt. Zion church.''

iv. THOMAS J. BEARD, b. Mar 1895, Taylor county, Kentucky.
v. SAMUEL A. BEARD, b. 08 Sep 1898, Taylor county, Kentucky.
vi. OSCAR G. BEARD, b. Oct 1899, Taylor county, Kentucky.
vii. JOHN JENA BEARD, b. Abt. 1900; d. Abt. 1918, Europe during WW I. He is buried in Levelwoods Methodist Church Cemetery.

Notes for JOHN JENA BEARD:
From a newspaper clipping:
The remains of John Jena Beard, an oversea soldier who died of pneumonia during the war were brought to Hodgenville last Saturday. The remains were brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. Laura Beard, where they were opened and identified.
The body was taken to the cemetery at Levelwoods Church, and with appropriate ceremony was interred.
It had been three years to the day since he left. The mothers of the boys who lost their lives will be better satisfied when they are brought back to the family cemeteries where their last resting place can be visited.

viii. ROSA E. BEARD, b. 1904, Taylor or LaRue County, Ky.
ix. BIRTIE C. BEARD, b. 1907, Taylor or LaRue County, Ky.
x. BESSIE BEARD, b. 1910, Taylor or LaRue County, Ky.


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