Capt. John Beard

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John Beard

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of James Beard; James Beard; Martha Beard and Martha unkown
Husband of Hannah Ufford Beard (Hawley) and Hannah Anna Beard
Father of John Beard; Elizabeth Beard; Mary Baldwin; James Beard; Joseph Beard and 6 others
Brother of James Beard; Jeremiah Beard; Sarah Camp and Martha Stream

Occupation: Captain and Carpenter
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. John 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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Capt. John Beard's Timeline

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