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John Beard

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Beard and Martha Beard
Husband of Hannah Ufford Beard (Hawley) and Hannah Anna Beard
Father of John Beard; Elizabeth Beard; Mary Baldwin; James Beard; Anna Fowler and 5 others
Brother of James Beard; Jeremiah Beard; Sarah Camp and Martha Stream

Occupation: Captain and Carpenter
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About Capt. John Beard

Birth: 1627, England Death: Aug. 24, 1690 Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

The son of my ancestors, JAMES & MARTHA BEARD, he came with his mother to New England to Boston, removed to New Haven and then to Milford. He married Hannah Hawley shortly after her divorce from John Ufford.

John became a freeman in Sept., 1669. A carpenter by trade, there is a story about him in "A History of the descendants of Widow Martha Beard of Milford, Conn." by Ruth Beard, 1915. He was commission to Captain of the Milford trainband on Jan. 17, 1675 and served in the King Philip's War from 1675 -1676.

Capt. John Beard served as deputy for Milford to the General Court at Hartford almost continually from 1677 through his death in 1690. On Aug. 22, 1688, he was nominated by Thomas Trowbridge to be Sheriff of Milford.

He died intestate with a large estate of 1180 pounds, 5 shillings, and 50 pence. Hannah received the widow's dower (1/3 of the estate) and the remaining 2/3 was divided equally among their 10 children.

Known children of Capt. John & Hannah Hawley: John Beard, Elizabeth Beard, Mary (Beard) Baldwin, James Beard, Anna (Beard) Fowler, Joseph Beard, Lt. Samuel Beard, Jeremiah Beard, Ebenezer Beard, and Sarah (Beard) Buckingham.


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Parents:
 Martha Beard (1603 - 1649)

Spouse:
 Hannah Hawley Beard (1625 - 1698)*

Children:
 John Bard (1654 - 1708)*
 Anna Beard Fowler (1664 - 1740)*
 Joseph Beard (1666 - 1732)*
 Samuel Beard (1669 - 1754)*
 Ebenezer Beard (1672 - 1674)*
 Jeremiah Beard (1672 - 1744)*
 Sarah Beard Clark (1675 - 1725)*

Siblings:
 John Beard (1627 - 1690)
 Sarah Beard Camp (1631 - 1689)*
 Martha Beard Stream (1632 - 1706)*
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Burial: Milford Cemetery Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot: BURIED IN THE OLDEST PART OF THE MILFORD CEMETERY


Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Aug 31, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 29444536

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he came with his mother to New England to Boston, removed to New Haven and then to Milford. He married Hannah Hawley shortly after her divorce from John Ufford.

John became a freeman in Sept., 1669. A carpenter by trade, there is a story about him in "A History of the descendants of Widow Martha Beard of Milford, Conn." by Ruth Beard, 1915. He was commission to Captain of the Milford trainband on Jan. 17, 1675 and served in the King Philip's War from 1675 -1676.

Capt. John Beard served as deputy for Milford to the General Court at Hartford almost continually from 1677 through his death in 1690. On Aug. 22, 1688, he was nominated by Thomas Trowbridge to be Sheriff of Milford.

He died intestate with a large estate of 1180 pounds, 5 shillings, and 50 pence. Hannah received the widow's dower (1/3 of the estate) and the remaining 2/3 was divided equally among their 10 children.

Known children of Capt. John & Hannah Hawley: John Beard, Elizabeth Beard, Mary (Beard) Baldwin, James Beard, Anna (Beard) Fowler, Joseph Beard, Lt. Samuel Beard, Jeremiah Beard, Ebenezer Beard, and Sarah (Beard) Buckingham.

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FAMILIES OF EARLY MILFORD. CONNECTICUT, Compiled by Susan Woodruff Abbott, edited and prepared for publication by Jacquelyn L. Ricker; Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1979. 1. Widow Martha BEARD. Her husband died enroute to America and his name is not known. She was admitted to the church in Milford 1 November 1640 and had lot # 54 consisting of 4 acres 1 rod., on what is now known as Broad Street. For further on this family see the BEARD Genealogy. She died 11 June 1649 Milford. Children: James died 1642 unm 2. John Jeremiah died 1681 dsp Sarah died 1689 mar Nicholas CAMP Martha died 22 June 1706 mar 20 Dec 1649 John STREAM. He died 1685. 2. John BEARD s of Martha was born in England and died September 1690 Milford. He married ca 1653 Mrs. Anna (HAWLEY) UFFOOTE, divorced wife of John and sister of Joseph HAWLEY of Stratford. She died 1698. Children: (first 7 children bpt 15 May 1670 (MCI) Volume 11- The BAIRD Brigade- Page 12 +PIONEER FAMILIES (CON'T): John b. 27 June 1654, died 24 Aug 1708 ae 51 (TSM) mar/1 Sarah died 19 Sept. 1703, mar/2 15 Mar 1705 Abigail HOLLINGSWORTH. Children: by first marriage Sarah bpt 29 Aug 1703 died 22 Oct 1703 by second marriage Abigail b. 28 Dec 1706, mar 4 Apr 1728 (MVR) Rev. Jonathan ARNOLD of West Haven. Elizabeth b. 20 Sept 1656 Milford unm Mary/Maria b. 12 Nov 1658 (MVR) died 29 Nov 1703, mar Sgt. Timothy BALDWIN, b. 12 June 1658, died 8 Dec 1703 (TSM) s of Timothy & Sarah (WELLS). James b. 4 Dec 1661, d 1709 unm Anna b. 1664, died 25 June 1740 (TS) mar William FOWLER, d. 23 Feb 1728 (TSM) s of William & Mary (TAPP). 3. Joseph b. 20 July 1666 (MVR) 4. Samuel b. 4 Feb 1669 (MVR) 5. Jeremiah b. 16 Apr 1672 bpt Aug 1672 (MC1) Ebenezer b. 16 Apr 1672 (MVR) bpt Aug 1672 (MC1) Sarah b. 22 July 1675 (MVR) bpt 25 July 1675 (MC1) mar/1 John BUCKINGHAM b. ca 1672, died 17 Nov 1703 s of Daniel & Alice ( NEWTON), mar/2 George CLARK, b. 31 Aug 1673, died 1726 s of Thomas & Hannah (GILBERT). 3. Joseph BEARD s of John and Mrs. Anna (HAWLEY, UFFOOTE) was born 20 July 1666 (MVR) and died November 1732 ae 66 (TSM). He married/1 10 April 1701 Sarah SANFORD who was born 7April 1677 (MVR) and died 4 March 1703. He married/2 27 June 1705 Sarah SMITH who was born 28 October 1671, baptized the 29th, and died 30 October 1732 ae 61 (TSM) dau of Benjamin and Mary (BALDWIN). Children: 6. John b. 28 Mar 1702 bpt 29 Mar 1702 (MC1) 7. Joseph b. 28 May 1707 bpt 1 June 1707 (MC1) Sarah b. 10 Sept 1708 died 27 July 1788, mar 25 Feb 1742 Samuel PRUDDEN was born 1708 died Aug 1774 (TSM) s of Samuel & Hannah (CLARK). Mary b. 7 Apr 1710 mar Samuel CAMP. See MLR Vol. 11 & 12 8. Benjamin b. 12 Mar 1713/4 4. Samuel BEARD s of John and Mrs. Anna (HAWLEY, UFFOOTE) was born 4 February 1669 (MVR). He married 8 July 1696 Sarah CLARK who was born 21 June 1678 dau of George and Deborah (GOLD). He was ensign and Lieutenant in the trained band. Removed to Ripton now Huntington, Conn. ca 1726. Volume 11- The BAIRD Brigade- Page 13 +PIONEER FAMILIES (COW.): Children: Dr. Samuel b. 8 Apr 1697 died 3 Feb 1754 (TS Long Hill TS) dsp Deborah b. 14 Oct 1699 mar Enoch DAVIS 9. James b. 4 Feb 1703 10. Nathan b. 14 Feb 1706 Abigail bpt 12 Sept 1708 died 27 Dec 1803 ae 96 mar 31 Mar 1730 Israel WOODWARD George bpt 23 Aug 1719 mar Mary ( ). Lived Huntington, Conn. 5. Jeremiah BEARD s of John and Mrs. Anna (HAWLEY, UFFOOTE) was born Milford 16 April 1672 and died 2 November 1744 (TSM). He married 26 May 1697 (MVR) Martha (or Mercy) PETTIT of Stratford who died 21 February 1761 ae 88 (TSM). Children: Sarah b. 4 Apr 1698 bpt 29 Sept 1700 (MC1) died 24 Feb 1784 Bridgewater, Conn., mar/1 Samuel PLATT of New Milford, Conn. S of Joseph & Mary (KELLOGG) mar/2 John MERWIN s of John & Hannah (PLATT) Ann b. 30 June 1701 (MVR) bpt 6 July 1701 (MC1) died 8 May 1736 New Canaan, Conn., mar 11 Jan 1727/8 (MVR) Rev. John EELLS bpt 11 Apr 1703 (MC1) s of Samuel & Martha WHITING (BRYAN). Rev. EELLS pastor of church in New Canaan, Conn. Yale 1724. Mary b. 9 Apr 1706 (MVR) bpt 31 Mar 1706 (MC1) mar John SMITH 6. John BEARD s of Joseph and Sarah (SANFORD) was born 28 March 1702 and died 14 February 1774 (TSM) ae 72. He married 30 January 1729 Martha BURWELL who was born 21 February 1702/3 (MVR), baptized 22 February 1701 (MC1) and died before 1765 dau of Ephraim and Sarah (STREAM). Children: 11. John bpt 28 Dec 1729 (MC1) 7. Joseph BEARD s of Joseph and Sarah (SMITH) was born Milford 28 March 1707 and died 19 February 1779 ae 72 (TSM). He married 22 June 1737 Sarah PLATT who was born 25 March 1713 (MVR) and died 30 August 1751 ae 39 (TSM) dau of Josiah and Sarah (BURWELL). Children: Sarah b. 8 June 1738 died 27 Nov 1780 mar Abraham BALDWIN b 18 Feb 1733/4 died 1823 s of Charles & Sarah (BALDWIN) Abigail b. 21 Apr 1740 mar John ARNOLD died 15 Aug 1783 s of Rev. Jonathan & Abigail (BEARD) Mary b. 26 Feb 1743 mar Timothy COMBER of Waterbury, Conn. Joseph b. 6 July 1751 died 30 Aug 1751 Volume 11- The BAIRD Brigade- Page 14 +PIONEER FAMILIES (CON'T): 8. Benjamin BEARD s of Joseph and Sarah (SMITH) was born 12 March 1713/4 (MVR) and died 1769. He married Abigail CLARK who was baptized 1 July 1722 and died before 15 April 1778 dau of Samuel and Mary (ANDREW). Children: Abigail b. 1750 died 29 Mar 1832 ae 82 (TSM) mar Joshua BALDWIN b. 14 Dec 1726 died 21 Dec 1821 (TSM) s of Joshua & Elizabeth. 12. Andrew b. 9 Mar 1752 Sarah Mary Ann David b. 7 June 1762 mar/1 30 Mar 1790 Polly COMSTOCK b. 1 Nov 1769 died 8 Mar 1812 dau of John, mar/2 24 Apr 1814 Sarah HINE dau of Rev. Daniel dsp Comfort b. 22 Apr 1764 died 23 July 1848 ae 84 (TSM) mar 9 Dec 1789 (MC1) Benajah NETTLETON b. 12 July 1765 (TSM) died 22 Dec 1854 s of Thaddeus & Hanna (CAMP) 9. James BEARD s of Samuel and Sarah (CLARK) was born 4 February 1703 and died 4 March 1768. He married 1723 Joanna WALKER was born 3 October 1702 and died Huntington, Conn. 4 March 1788 dau of Robert and Ruth of Stratford. Children: David b. 28 Oct 1725 mar Anne ( ). Lived Huntington, Conn. James Aug b. 28 1728 dieTrumbull, Conn. 1812 mar/1 Ruth HOLBROOK dau of David, mar/2 Mrs. HOBART Sarah b. 10 Feb 1730 mar Zachariah BLACKMAN b. 1733 died 23 Apr 1835. Lived New Haven. 13. Samuel b. 22 July 1734 Eunice 10. Nathan BEARD s of Samuel and Sarah (CLARK) was born 14 February 1705/6 (MVR) and died 1769. He married Sarah SMITH who was born 1710 and died 15 February 1787 dau of John and Ruth. Children: Sarah b. 12 Feb 1730 mar Henry GARLICK Samuel b. 5 July 1734 Nathan b. 23 Feb 1742 Azariah mar Thankful ( ) Dolly mar 2 Mar 1780 Whitemore BEARDSLEE Volume 11- The BAIRD Brigade- Page 15 +PIONEER FAMILIES (CON'T): 11. John BEARD s of John and Martha (BURWELL) was baptized 28 December 1729 and died 7 July 1761 ae 32 (TSM). He married 1753 Abigail CLARK who was baptized 3 October 1731 (MC1) and died probably 18 January 1814 ae 84 (private rec) dau of George and Abigail ( LAW). Children: John b. Sept 1754 died 14 aug 1756 Ephraim b. Aug 1756 Martha b. May 1758 died 1 Sept 1788 14. John b. 1760 Abigail b. Dec 1761 died 11 Sept 1787 12. Andrew BEARD s of Benjamin and Abigail (CLARK) was born 9 March 1752 and died 3 January 1838 (TSM). He married 30 November 1779 Susannah ROGERS who was born 13 June 1759 and died 5 June 1841 ae 82 (TSM) dau of Joseph and Elizabeth (CLARK). Children: Sally b. 29 Nov 1781 died 4 May 1862 mar 6 Oct 1802 (MC1) Samuel BALDWIN s of Elnathan & Sybil (CAMP) Andrew b. 12 Dec 1784 died 6 Sept 1785 15. Andrew b. 12 June 1786 Benjamin b. 25 Sept 1788 died 12 June 1876 Susan b. 30 Aug 1790 died 28 Dec 1876 mar 19 Nov 1812 William SMITH b. 1792 died 14 Nov 1862 ae 70 (TSM) s of David & Mary ( SANFORD) Abigail b. 1 Jan 1793 died 27 Feb 1793 Abigail b. 31 Dec 1793 died 31 Mar 1866 (MVR) mar 15 Oct 1812 (MC1) Samuel CLARK, Jr. b. 1784 died 11 June 1869 s of Abraham & Mehetable (PECK) Maria b. 6 July 1796 died 14 Jan 1864 (TSM) mar 24 Dec 1818 (MC1) Hezekiah SMITH b. 2 Mar 1795 died 18 Jan 1863 (TSM) s of David & Mary (SANFORD) David b. 18 June 1798 died 27 Feb 1879 unm 16. Joseph b. 18 May 1800 Minerva b. 28 Feb 1802 died 7 Apr 1887 unm

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Capt. John Beard's Timeline

1627
April 24, 1627
England
1654
June 27, 1654
Age 27
Milford, CT, USA
1656
September 20, 1656
Age 29
Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut,
1658
November 12, 1658
Age 31
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1661
December 4, 1661
Age 34
Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut,
1664
1664
Age 36
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1666
July 20, 1666
Age 39
Milford, New Haven, CT, USA
1670
February 4, 1670
Age 42
Milford, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1672
April 16, 1672
Age 44
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut