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David Bard

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Fairfield, Adams Co., PA, United States
Death: March 12, 1815 (71)
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald Bard and Mary? (Potter?) Beard (Bard)
Husband of Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard
Father of Richard Bard; Diemer Bard; rachael (bard) Buchannan; Sarah Bard; mary (bard) Stewart and 1 other
Brother of Richard Bard; William Bard and Unknown female Bard

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About Rev. David Bard, US Congress

David Bard (1744 – March 12, 1815) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born at Carroll's Delight, Adams County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton College (New Jersey) in 1773.

He studied theology and was licensed to preach by the Donegal Presbytery in 1777; he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry at Lower Conotheague in 1779, and was a missionary in Virginia and west of the Allegheny Mountains. From 1786 to 1789 he was a pastor at Bedford, Pennsylvania, and later at Frankstown (now Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania).

Bard was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1799.

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in Alexandria, Pennsylvania; he was interred in Sinking Valley Cemetery, near Arch Spring.

SPECIAL NOTE: There is no research in "The Bard Family" by G.O. Seilhamer (or anywhere else to date - 2011) that supports with documentation or any official verification of various other siblings of Richard Bard, William Bard, and (Rev.) David Bard shown on some Ancestry family trees (such as Sarah Bard b.1728, Adam Bard (or Baird) b.1730, Robert Baird b.1735, or John Batte Bard b.1745.) To the best knowledge available Archibald Beard (Bard) only had 4 children: Richard Bard b.1736, William Bard b.1738, a daughter: Unknown Bard b.1740, and (Rev.) David Bard b.1744.


Title: Rev.

Death: (71 Years).

Sources: Bard Book Ref. Pg. 158, 203, 273.




DAVID BARD, son of Archibald Beard, or Bard, was born on Carroll’s Delight, Adams county, Pa., in 1744, and died at Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa., March 12, 1815, he was graduated at Princeton College, in 1773. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Donegal, probably in the spring of the year 1777, as he was, in the fall of that year, reported by the Presbytery to Synod, as a licentiate. At the meeting of the Presbytery, held April 17, 1778, he announced his intention of taking a chaplaincy in the army, but in June following declared his change of mind. In October, of 1778, he received, through the Presbytery, a call to the Great Cove, in Virginia, and was ordained, June 16, 1779, with a view to this field, as we suppose. He supplied this congregation for one year, when he received and accepted a call to the united congregations of Kittochtin and Gum Spring, also in Virginia. The salary promised was to be paid, at least in part, in wheat, rye and corn. In 1782 he applied to be released from this charge. From this time until 1786, it is not known how he was employed, but it is probable that he was in Kentucky, as in that year he is mentioned in the proposals of his brother William Bard for laying out the town of Bardstown, of the site of which he had obtained a preëmption. In 1786, he received a call (273)

274 THE BARD FAMILY to Bedford, Pa., where he remained until 1789. It was evidently Mr. Bard’s intention to remain at Bedford, for two or three years before his removal he purchased two outlots of the town of Bedford, in the Manor of Bedford, from John Penn and John Penn, Jr., of the city of Philadelphia. The lots were Nos. 22 and 23, and the consideration was £42, Pennsylvania currency. The deed was dated September 12, 1786. In 1789, he made application to the Presbytery of Carlisle, to be dismissed to the Presbytery of Transylvania, Kentucky, but in June, 1790, he returned the certificate of dismission, and at the same time accepted a call to Frankstown congregation, and as stated supply of Sinking Valley. In 1788, before leaving Bedford, he was the owner of lot 10, in Hollidaysburg. The congregations of Williamsport, Md., and Falling Waters, Va., called him in 1791, but he did not accept. In 1799, after serving the congregation at Frankstown for ten years, the relation was dissolved, at his own request, with the reluctant consent of his congregation. He seems, however, to have retained the charge at Sinking Valley. The Rev. Dr. D. X. Junkin, in a historical discourse delivered at Hollidaysburg, March 25, 1860, said he was elected to Congress the next year after his arrival, the first Congress under the Constitution, and was elected continuously for twenty-two years. This is evidently a mistake. The Rev. Mr. Bard was first elected to Congress in 1794, and he was reelected in 1796, serving two terms, 1795-99. The Representatives in the First Congress, from Pennsylvania, were chosen on a general ticket. Among the eight members of the House, 1789-91, only two lived west of the Susquehanna, Colonel Thomas Hartley, of York, and Thomas Scott, of Washington county. The first apportionment of the state into Congress districts was under an Act of the Legislature, approved March 16, 1791. Under this apportionment, the Sixth District, which comprised the counties of Bedford, Northumberland, Franklin, Huntingdon and Mifflin, was represented in the Second and Third Congresses, 1791-95, by Andrew Gregg. A second apportionment quickly followed the first, under an Act of the Legislature, passed April 22, 1794. Under this apportionment, the Tenth district comprised the counties of Bedford, Franklin and Huntingdon. This district was represented in the Fourth and Fifth Congresses 1795-99, by the Rev. David Bard, of Sinking Valley, and in the Sixth and Seventh Congresses, 1799-1803, by Henry Woods, of Bedford. In 1802, the state was again redistricted, the counties of Cumberland, Huntingdon, Dauphin and Mifflin becoming the Fourth District, with two representatives, of whom Mr. Bard was one, 1803-13. Under the apportionment of 1812, the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Clearfield and McKean became the Ninth District, which Mr. Bard represented for one term, 1813-15. There seems to have been some dispute over the regularity of Mr. Bard’s election to the Fourth Congress. His credentials were referred to the Committee of Elections, which reported March 18, 1796. The general election law prescribed that one of the judges of each of the counties composing the district should

276 THE BARD FAMILY meet at a place called the Burnt Cabins, in the county of Bedford, to estimate the vote. It was shown that there was some delay in counting the election returns, as directed by the law, but the judges finally met at the Burnt Cabins, and counted the votes. According to their report, David Baird received 1,806 votes, James McClain, 1,090 votes, and James Chambers, 519 votes. The committee reported that the elections appeared to have been regularly held in the several counties comprising the district, and Mr. Bard was given his seat. It will be observed that in the report of the committee the name of David Bard was spelled Baird, and that of James McLene, McClain. James McLene and James Chambers were both of Franklin county. In the annals of Congress Mr. Bard is shown to have addressed the House, February 14, 1804, on the question of the importation of slaves into the United States. The discussion was on a motion offered by Mr. Bard which was taken into consideration in committee of the whole: Resolved, That a tax of ten dollars be imposed on every slave imported into any part of the United States. (On motion of Mr. Jackson, it was agreed to add after the words “United States” “or their territories.”) Mr. Bard: . . . As to the constitutionality of the measure I believe there can be but one opinion. It is pretty well understood that the Union of the States was a matter of compromise; and indeed the language of the Constitution suggests the idea that the convention that formed that instrument must have had the emancipaBARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 277 tion of slaves under their consideration; that they had achieved liberty and that their object was to transmit it to posterity; and we cannot permit ourselves to suppose that men whose minds were so enriched with liberal sentiments and who had so often reiterated the sacred truth “that all men were born equally free”—I say we cannot suppose that they would consider slavery to be a subject unworthy their discussion. And it appears to be equally suggested that the convention were not all agreed to an absolute prohibition of the slave trade, but yielded so far that a duty or tax might be imposed on the future importation of that description of people. The question then is only on the policy of laying the tax; and it appears that there can be no doubt on this question . . . and if my information is correct, a slave will bring four hundred dollars, the tax is but 2½ per cent which is in many degrees lower than any other imported article pays. . . . However, if any of the States engage in the trade, the tax will have two effects; it will add something to the revenue and it will show to the world that the general government are opposed to slavery and are willing to improve their power so far as it will go for preventing it. Both these ends are valuable; but I deem the latter to be the more important, for we owe it indispensably to ourselves and to the world whose eyes are on this government to maintain its Republican character. Everything compared to a good name is “trash ;"” and it rests with us whether we will preserve or destroy it. If our government will respect power only, and justify whatever it may be able to do, then will our hands be against every man, and every man’s hand against us; and Americans will become the scorn of mankind. On what principles, whether moral or political, I do not know, but so it was, that

278 THE BARD FAMILY about the close of the Revolutionary War, the Quaker Society in South Carolina brought the slave trade, or perhaps slavery itself, under their serious consideration and decreed it to be unjustifiable. That afterwards, in 1796 or 1797, they addressed Congress on the subject. . . . Some years ago the States, even those in which slaves abound most, loudly exclaimed against the further importation of that class of people, and by their laws prohibited their traffic. . . . In 1802 Congress stretched out her arm to aid the State governments against the evil it much deprecated, and passed a law inflicting fines and forfeitures on every man who should be found importing slaves into the United States. . . . To import slaves is to import enemies into our country, it is to import, men who must be our natural enemies, if such there can be. . . . Gentlemen tell us, although I can hardly think them serious, that the people of this class can never systematize a rebellion. . . . The rigor of the law and the importation of the slaves will mutually increase each other, until the artifices of the one are exhausted, and until on the other hand human nature sinks under its wrongs or obtains the restoration of its rights. The Negroes . . . are present on numerous occasions when the conversation turns on political subjects. . . . They will some day, especially if their importation continues, produce a disturbance that may not be easily quieted or kindle a flame that may not be readily extinguished. . . . European powers have armed the Indians against us, and why may they not arm the negroes. The subject was debated at length and also on the following day the House had a long and heated contest over the resolution, an attempt being made to

BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 279 postpone a consideration of the matter until the first Monday in May. The motion to postpone was defeated— yeas 54, nays 62, whereupon a vote on the resolution was had, which resulted in its carrying, yeas 71. In Congress Mr. Bard never aspired to he an orator, and his only noteworthy speech in the House during his long service was that directed against the slave trade. If Dr. Junkin was correct in saying that Mr. Bard was first elected a member of Congress the next year after his arrival at Hollidaysburg, he must have settled at that place in 1793. It is more likely, however, that he went there, or to Frankstown, in the year that he became a lot owner, 1788, or soon afterward, when it is said he organized the Presbyterian congregation at Hollidaysburg and began preaching there and at Sinking Valley and Williamsburg. After his election to Congress in 1802, he retained his pastorates, which did not then include either Frankstown or Hollidaysburg, serving in the National Legislature in the winter months, and preaching in the summer. While disclaiming any knowledge of the effect of his political life upon his spirituality and success as a minister, one of his successors in the Bedford congregation, the Rev. Robert F. Sample, expressed regret that Mr. Bard did not devote all his time to the work of the ministry, for which he was so specially adapted. It is said that as a minister he was possessed of popular talents and was acceptable as a preacher wherever he was heard. As his salary from the three Blair county congregations was only $100 per annum, it can scarcely be claimed that he was in any way derelict

280 THE BARD FAMILY in his duty in preaching to his people only in the summer months. One thing appears from the Presbytery’s records, that no member of the Presbytery of Huntingdon was so frequently absent from the meetings of church courts. Indeed, at one time, he was cited before the Presbytery to answer for frequent and continued absences. He satisfied Presbytery by the reasons which he gave, and no doubt, among these reasons was the necessity of attending the sessions of Congress. It is probable that for a number of years he made his home at Frankstown, but at the time of his death he was living in Sinking Valley, where he owned a fine farm. Mr. Bard always evinced a strong interest in the ownership of the soil. Besides the lots that he purchased in Bedford and Hollidaysburg, and his farm in Sinking Valley, he preëmpted lands in Kentucky with his brothers, Richard and William, and obtained a patent for the site of Bardstown. After the adjournment of Congress, at the expiration of his last term, Mr. Bard started to return to his home, and passed through Huntingdon on the Thursday preceding his death, apparently in good health. When he reached the house of his son-inlaw, Dr. John E. Buchanan, at Alexandria, he was found to be very ill. He arrived at Dr. Buchanan’s house late at night. A messenger was at once dispatched for his wife. She reached his bedside on the following morning, but he was then unable to speak and died a few hours later. He was buried in the cemetery at Arch Spring, in Sinking Valley, where his wife also rests by his side. BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 281 Mr. Bard was married to Elizabeth Diemer, probably a native of Leesburg, Va. She was born in 1752, and died in 1824. Issue: 1. Richard Bard, of whom presently. 2. Diemer Bard, of whom presently. 3. Mary Bard, married Thomas Stewart, of whom presently. 4. Rachel Bard, married Dr. John E. Buchanan, of whom presently. 5. Catharine Bard, married John Wilson, of whom presently. 6. Sarah Bard, died unmarried, in 1829.

RICHARD BARD, son of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard, was born at Frederick, Md., in 1777, and died at Le Claire, Iowa, January 16, 1859. He settled in Allegheny township, Huntingdon, now Blair county Pa., after his marriage. He was a justice of the peace in 1820, and served as one of the township auditors, 1825-26. Later he removed to Iowa, and settled at Le Claire. Mr. Bard was married at Mercersburg, Pa., June 3, 1806, to his cousin once removed, Elizabeth Bard Dunlap, daughter of James and Mary (Bard) Dunlap. She was born in 1783, and died February 14, 1866. Issue: 1. James Bard, went west as a young man. 2. David Bard, died unmarried at Baltimore. 3. Richard Bard, drowned, aged three years. 4. William Bard, of whom presently. 5. Harrison Bard, of whom presently. 6. Richard Bard, of whom presently. 7. John D. Bard, killed in California in the early ’fifties. 8. Mary Bard, died at Le Claire, Iowa. She married John McDowell; they had issue. 9. Eliza Jean Bard, married Stewart M. Campbell, of whom presently. 10. Catharine Poe Bard, was born November 15, 1819, and lives at Davenport, Iowa. Mary Bard Dunlap, the mother of Elizabeth Bard Dunlap, was a daughter of Richard Bard, Esq., the eldest brother of the Rev. David Bard. See “Decendants of Richard Bard.”

BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 283 Diemer Bard, son of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard, lived in Allegheny township, Huntingdon, now Blair county, Pa., of which he was constable in 1813. It was in a time when the office of constable was, in a measure, obligatory, and a fine of forty dollars was frequently imposed for refusal to serve. In 1812, George Faulkner was fined for refusing to accept the office in Allegheny township, and William Simonton was next fined for refusal in 1816. Mr. Bard removed to Indiana county, as is shown by the fact that he was a witness to the will of Margaret Findley, of Wheatfield township, in 1819. Later he went to Missouri or Louisiana. He was married March 9, 1811, to Fanny Lowrey, daughter of Lazarus and (Holliday) Lowrey, of Frankstown township, Blair county, Pa. Issue: 1. Lowrey Bard. Lazarus Lowrey was a grandson of Lazarus Lowrey, the Indian trader, of Donegal, Lancaster county, Pa., and a son of either James or Joseph Lowrey, who settled on the Juniata in 1759. He went to the Holliday settlement, now Hollidaysburg, before the Revolution, where he bought a part of the Adam Holliday tract. He was engaged in mercantile business in Frankstown in 1790; and in 1800 he owned a grist mill and saw mill. He filled all the offices of Frankstown township, being constable in 1790, overseer of the poor in 1791, and supervisor in 1795. Mary Bard, daughter of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard, was born in 1780, and died at New Castle, Pa., aged more than ninety years. She

284 THE BARD FAMILY was married March 20, 1817, to Thomas Stewart, son of Robert and Margaret (Edie) Stewart, of Sinking Valley. He removed to Mercer county, Pa., and later to the neighborhood of Steubenville, 0. Issue: 1. David Bard Stewart, died unmarried, at Youngstown, Ohio. 2. Margaret Edie Stewart, died unmarried. 3. Eliza Stewart, married David Gill; they had no children. 4. Rachel Ann Stewart, died unmarried. It is believed that Robert Stewart, the father of Thomas, was a grandson of David Stewart, an early settler on Marsh Creek, in what is now Adams county, Pa., who died in 1741, and was buried in the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian graveyard. Robert Stewart was born in 1749, and died in 1828. He emigrated from Adams county, Pa., to Tyrone township, Blair county, after the Revolution, and became the owner of 345 acres of land, in Sinking Valley, in 1794. This large tract was afterward divided into two farms. On the homestead farm a substantial stone mansion was built in 1801, that is still standing. Mr. Stewart was married to Margaret Edie, who died in 1841. Their children were: Nancy, married James Morrow; Margaret, married James Wilson, with whom she removed to Clarion county; Ann, married Samuel Russell; Sarah, married James Mitchell; Mary, married William McCormick; Thomas, James, Samuel and Robert. Nancy Stewart, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Edie) Stewart, was born in 1787, and died in 1870. Her husband, James Morrow, son of Robert Morrow, of Sinking Valley, was born in 1785, and died in 1841. Their children were Robert, James, John, William,

BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 285 Rolland, Margaret, married John M. Tussey; Rebecca, married Robert Dean; Mary A., married ___ Sharer; Sarah, married David P. Tussey; and Nancy, married Henry Canan. Ann Stewart, sister of Nancy, died about 1849, and her husband, Samuel Russell, in 1837. Their children were James, Edwin, Samuel, Thomas, Margaret, married Armstrong Crawford; Elizabeth, married James Templeton; Jane, married John Gourley; and Nancy (Mrs. McNiel). James Stewart, son of Robert and Margaret (Edie) Stewart, was born in 1786, and died April 26, 1851. By his first marriage he had a son, James E. Stewart, who was born in 1830. Robert Stewart, brother of James, was married February 25, 1827, to Nancy Hagerty. Their children were Margaret, Mary Jane, Sarah Ann, Samuel Edie, Louisa, Ellen, Elizabeth, and John. Rachel Bard, daughter of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard, was married to John E. Buchanan, son of George Buchanan, of Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa. He died October 23, 1824. He was a physician. He was practicing his profession in Frankstown township and village, now in Blair county, Pa., in 1810, but soon afterward he returned to Alexandria, his native town, where he continued in practice until his death. Issue: 1. Anna Buchanan. 2. Eliza Buchanan. 3. John Buchanan, of whom presently, 4. David Buchanan. 5. Mary Buchanan. 6. Sarah Buchanan. 7. Rachel Buchanan. 8. Catharine Buchanan. Dr. Buchanan’s father, George Buchanan, was an early settler in Porter township, Huntingdon county, Pa. He had two sons, John E. and Matthew. Matthew Buchanan was a silversmith, at Alexandria, Pa. He was married November 3, 1808, to Susan Moore. Catharine Bard, daughter of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard, was married June 11, 1817, to John Wilson, a son of Thomas Wilson, of Sinking Valley, Blair county, Pa. He was a tanner, and conducted a tannery at Laurelville, near Tyrone, Pa., for more than a quarter of a century, 1815-42. He was postmaster of Sinking Valley, and he was a member of the first Board of School Directors, of Tyrone township, chosen in 1835. In 1842, he sold his tannery to Henry McMullen, and removed to Mercer county. Thomas Wilson, who was born in 1763, and died in 1844, went from Adams county, Pa., to Sinking Valley, among he early settlers of Tyrone township, Blair county, Pa., where he owned 312 acres of land. He was a supervisor of roads, of Tyrone township, then in Huntingdon county, in 1793. His sons were Charles, Thomas, John, James, Robert, and William.

WILLIAM BARD, son of Richard and Elizabeth Bard (Dunlap) Bard, was born at Hollidaysburg, Pa., August 25, 1811, and died February 23, 1890. He settled at Curwensville, Clearfield county, Pa., where he died. Mr. Bard was married April 23, 1837, to Susan Patton, daughter of John and Susanna (Antes) Patton. She was born in Centre county, Pa., June 17, 1815, and died September 15, 1890. Issue: 1. Richard James Bard, was born January 20, 1838, and died unmarried, February 26, 1902. He enlisted in Company K, 42nd Regiment, “Bucktails,” Pennsylvania Volunteers, May 29, 1861; discharged on surgeon’s certificate, November 20, 1861. He went to Bradford, McKean county, Pa., where he died. 2. John Patton Bard, of whom presently. 3. Maria Jane Bard, was born September 11, 1841, and died March 17, 1878. She married Joseph R. Irvin, son of Elias and Hannah Irvin; they had no children. 4. William Irvin Bard, of whom presently. 5. Mary Frances Bard, was born July 12, 1846, and died August 24, 1881. She married Edward Livingstone (deceased), son of Daniel; they had no children. 6. Susanna Bard, was born March 30, 1848, and died at Cincinnati, on board the steamboat “Citizen,” July 7, 1849. 7. Westanna Bard, was born June 5, 1852; is unmarried. 8. Catharine Elizabeth Bard, married Joseph R. Irvin, of whom presently.

288 THE BARD FAMILY 9. Honora Foley Bard, married Frank Fowler, of whom presently. 10. Harry Dor:sey Bard, was born September 14, 1857, and died November 8, 1857. 11. Nannie Beck Bard, married Moses Arthur Norris, of whom presently. Mrs. Bard’s grandfather, Col. John Patton, was born in Sligo, Ireland, in 1745, and died in Pennsylvania in 1804. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He was commissioned major of the 2d battalion, of Colonel Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, March 13, 1776; became major of the 9th Regt., Pa. Line, October 25, 1776, and colonel of one of the sixteen additional Continental Regiments, January 11, 1777. He resigned February 3, 1778. He became a major-general of the Pennsylvania Militia, April 15, 1800. Colonel Patton was married to Jane Davis, a sister of Capt. Benjamin and Capt. Joseph Davis. She died in 1832. Their children were Rachel, William, John, Frances, Benjamin, Joseph, Edward, Ann, Jane, Samuel and Ellen. Rachel Patton was born May 9, 1779. She married John Ross, a Scotchman, who was a lawyer. William Patton was born August 8, 1781, and died at Wellsboro, Pa. He was married to Henrietta Anthony. Samuel Patton was married to Mary Harris, daughter of John Harris, of Bellefonte. Mrs. Bard’s father, John Patton, son of Col. John and Jane (Davis) Patton, was born February 8, 1783, and died February 2, 1848. He laid out the town of Pattonville, now Pinegrove, in 1815. He removed to Tioga county, Pa., in 1817, of which he was prothonotary, but returned to Milesburg in 1825, and settled in Clearfield county in 1827, of which he was an associate judge. As a young man he served as a lieutenant in the U. S.

BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 289 navy under Commodore Decatur. Judge Patton was married to Susanna Antes, and had a son John, and a daughter Susan (Mrs. Bard). Mrs. Bard’s brother, John Patton, was born in Tioga county, Pa., January 6, 1823. He was a Representative in Congress, 1861-67, and was again elected in 1886. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention of 1860. For many years he was president of the National Bank of Curwensville, Pa. Mr. Patton was married (1), June 17, 1847, to Catharine M. Cunes, daughter of Alexander Cunes, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. She died November 28, 1855. He was married (2), June 18, 1858, to Honora Jane Foley, daughter of William C. Foley. By his first marriage he had three sons and one daughter, and by his second marriage five sons and three daughters. John Patton, son of John and Catharine M. (Cunes) Patton, was born at Curwensville, Pa., October 30, 1850, and died at Grand Rapids, Mich., May 24, 1907. He was graduated at Yale College in 1875, and after a course in the Columbia University Law School, he entered upon the practice of his profession at Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1878. He took high rank in his profession, and was United States Senator from Michigan at the time of his death. Harrison Bard, son of Richard and Elizabeth Bard (Dunlap) Bard, was born at Hollidaysburg, Pa., November 8, 1813, and died at Bradford, Ill., May 24, 1900. He was married June 30, 1847, to Mary Jane Adams, of Kentucky. She was born March 18, 1825, and died July 22, 1894. Issue: 1. John Bard, of whom presently. 2. Sarah Jane Bard, was born February 21, 1854. She

290 THE BARD FAMILY was married December 13, 1874, to James Samuel Chenoweth, of Bradford, Ill. He was born February 28, 1851. 3. Richard Bard, was born at Franklin, O., September 12, 1856, and died in 1900. He served in the civil war. 4. Douglas Bard, of whom presently. Richard Bard son of Richard and Elizabeth Bard (Dunlap) Bard, was born June 5, 1819, and died October 12, 1900. He kept a hotel at Le Claire, Ia., where he died. He was married July 8, 1857, to Phoebe Livingston, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Smith) Livingston. She was born May 17, 1885, and died March 21, 1895. Issue: 1. Elizabeth Bard, was born August 7, 1859. She was married December 7, 1882, to Walter A. Blair, son of Andrew and Margaret (Henry) Blair. He was born November 17, 1856. He is a steamboat owner at Davenport, Ia. Walter and Elizabeth Blair had issue: Paul, born January 6, 1886, died November 24, 1898; George Walter, born October 7, 1887; Gertrude Helen, born December 5, 1891; and Bard Burdeth, born July 4, 1894. 2. Adele Douglas Bard, was born January , 4 1862. She was married December 7, 1882, to John Laycock, living at Denver, Col. 3. John Livingston Bard, was born December 27, 1864. He lives at La Salle, Ill. He was married February 19, 1897, to Pearl E. Shultz, daughter of John A. and Ella A. Shultz. She was born December 6, 1868. They have issue: John Andrew, born January 23, 1898, and Joseph Richard, born September 28, 1900. 4. Fannie Lee Bard, was born April 8, 1866. She was married September 12, 1897, to John Dunlap, son of Joseph Irwin and Martha Dunlap. He was born November 15, 1868. They have issue: Fannie Louise, born August 20, 1898. (See “Descendants of Richard Bard.”) 5. Phoebe Annetta Bard, was born September 30, 1868, and died May 24, 1888. 6. Zilpah Helen Bard, was born April 15, 1871. 7. Richard Irwin Bard, was born April 21, 1874, and died September 9, 1897. Eliza Jane Bard, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Bard (Dunlap) Bard, died September 23, 1854. She was married November 4, 1838, to Stewart Marks Campbell, son of John and Esther (Marks) Campbell, natives of Ireland. He was born in Armagh, Ireland, in 1814, and died in Kansas, July 16, 1883. He was brought to America by his parents when he was only four years old, and taken to Clearfield, Clearfield county, Pa., where he was educated and was living at the time of his marriage. With his family he removed to Iowa, landing at Le Claire, Scott county, June 6, 1843. He settled on a farm in Le Claire township, building a sod house, in which he lived for a few years, until he was able to burn brick and build a more substantial dwelling. He was an officer in the civil war. Issue: 1. (Child), was born at Clearfield, Pa., in 1840, and died in infancy. 2. Esther E. Campbell, was married (1) to ______ Drake, and (2) to Francis Murphy, of whom presently. 3. Mary Catharine Campbell, married John P. Moore, of whom presently. 4. Martha Jane Campbell, married Thomas Wise, of whom presently.

292 THE BARD FAMILY 5. David Bard Campbell, was born June 14, 1849, and died October 3, 1865. 6. Harrison Bard Campbell, was born April 29, 1851. He removed to Kansas. He went out with a party against a band of Indians that had come from the Indian Territory; nothing was heard of him afterward. John Campbell, the father of Stewart M. Campbell, was a native of Armagh, Ireland, of Scotch extraction. His wife, Esther Marks, was of Huguenot origin. Her people came to Belfast, Ireland, from France at the time of the massacre of St. Bartholomew. The family name was De Marks, but the De was dropped upon the settlement in Ireland. John Campbell was born in 1790, and died at Le Claire, Ia. His wife, Esther, died April 13, 1851. The parents of William Cody, “Buffalo Bill,” lived on a neighboring farm in Le Claire township, and Mrs. Campbell washed and dressed the famous scout when he came into the world. John Buchanan, son of Dr. John E. and Rachel (Bard) Buchanan, died in 1847. He lived in Washington township, Indiana county, Pa., where he died. Issue: 1. James Buchanan. 2. John Buchanan. 3. Joseph Buchanan, married and had a daughter, Mary Ann. 4. Jane Buchanan. 5. (Daughter), married Robert Getty Craig. JOHN PATTON BARD, son of William and Susan (Patton) Bard, was born at Curwensville, Pa., May 80, 1839, and died November 5, 1893. He enlisted in Company K, 42nd Regiment, “Bucktails,” Pennsylvania Volunteers, May 29, 1861. He was promoted from sergeant to first lieutenant, March 17, 1863, and mustered out, June 11, 1864. Lieutenant Bard received the rank of brevet captain, March 13, 1865. After the civil war he settled in Elk county, Pa., but later removed to Curwensville. Captain Bard was married November 3, 1867, to Louise K. Morgan, daughter of William and Sara Morgan, of Clearfield, Pa. Issue: 1. Sue Ella Bard, was born at Benezet, Elk county, Pa., April 25, 1868. She was married July 4, 1892, to Charles King, and had nine children: Charles Frederick, Mary Winifred, Joseph Irvin, Marguerite Louise, John P. Bard, Charles A., twin brother of John P. B., Clarence, Sara, and Alice L. Bard. 2. Charles Frederick Bard, was born in Curwensville, Pa., September 9, 1870, and lives at Buffalo, N. Y. He was married July 14, 1904, to Edna Klare, and has a son, Richard Klare, b o r n April 26, 1905. 3. Alice Louise Bard, was born at Curwensville, Pa., November 21, 1872, and was married at Philipsburg, Pa., September 12, 1905, to Dr. Charles M. Dulin, surgeon, U. S. A. He is serving in the Philippines. 4. Frances Genevieve Bard, was born at Curwensville, Pa., (293)

294 THE BARD FAMILY February 26, 1876, and was married February 25, 1901, to John Barnes; they have a son, Joseph Bard, born June 5, 1902. 5. Richard Morgan Bard, was born February, 26, 1883. William Irvin Bard, son of William and Susan (Patton) Bard, was born January 21, 1844. He enlisted in Company B, 98th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, March 9, 1865. Mr. Bard was married January 17, 1872, to Bessie Irvin, daughter of John and Eliza (Lee) Irvin, of Curwensville, Pa. Issue: 1. Joseph R. Bard, was born May 9, 1874, and died August 15, 1874. 2. William Walter Bard, was born November 23, 1878. 3. Katharine Virginia Bard, was born May, 8, 1880. 4. James Donald Bard, was born September 22, 1882. Catharine Elizabeth Bard, daughter of William and Susan (Patton) Bard, was born September 21, 1852. She was married June 16, 1880, to Joseph R. Irvin, son of Ellis and Hannah Irvin, of Lick Run, Clearfield county, Pa. She was his second wife, his first wife being her sister, Maria Jane Bard. Issue: 1. William Ellis Irvin, was born May 17, 1881, and died March 17, 1895. 2. Joseph Bard Irvin, was born July 13, 1883. 3. Francis Carroll Irvin, was born August 28, 1885. Honora Foley Bard, daughter of William and Susan (Patton) Bard, was born March 10, 1855. She was married September 24, 1879, to Frank G. Fowler, son of James Munroe and Susan E. Fowler, of New York. He was born in 1856.

BARDS OF “ CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 295 Issue: 1. Walter Monroe Fowler, was born at Curwensville, Pa., November 15, 1880, and lives at Verona, Pa. He was married July 1, 1900, to Celia Adams, and has a daughter, Mary, born May 14, 1904. 2. William Bard Fowler, was born February 23, 1882. 3. Chester Patton Fowler, was born November, 23, 1882. 4. Frances Fowler, was born May, 1885, and died March 13, 1888. 5. Nora Catharine Fowler, was born March 18, 1888. 6. Joseph Irvin Fowler, was born July 14, 1890. 7. James Fowler, was born March 7, 1893. 8. Arthur Norris Fowler, was born March 3, 1895. 9. Edward Clare Fowler, was born March 16, 1899. Nannie Beck Bard, daughter of William and Susan (Patton) Bard, was born May 3, 1859. She was married June 16, 1884, to Moses Arthur Norris, of Woburn, Mass. Issue: 1. Susan Mary Norris, was born September 8, 1885. 2. Anna Catharine Norris, was born March 27, 1888. John Bard, son of Harrison and Mary Jane (Adams) Bard, was born June 11, 1848. He was a soldier of the civil war and participated in General Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” He enlisted in the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, September 2, 1864, and was discharged at Washington, D. C., June 11, 1865. He lives at Brooklyn, Iowa. Mr. Bard was married September 20, 1868, to Ellen J. Harrigan, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ann Harrigan. Issue: 1. Cora E. Bard, was born March 12, 1870, and died November 27, 1895. 296 THE BARD FAMILY 2. Ralph W. Bard, was born September 27, 1871, and died September 20, 1872. 3. V. R. Bard, was born August 6, 1873, and was married February 23, 1893, to Dollie Bolen. 4. Grace D. Bard, was born October 2, 1875, and was married February 24, 1894, to Neil J. Smith. 5. Francis Bard, was born October 28, 1877. 6. Mabel Bard, was born December 24, 1879, and was married December 25, 1896, to John Kraft. 7. Lulu R. Bard, was born February 18, 1881, and was married February 18, 1902, to Frederick Groff. 8. Pansy G. Bard, was born August 17, 1887. Douglas Bard, son of Harrison and Mary Jane (Adams) Bard, was born at Franklin, Warren county, Ohio, April 15, 1858. He went to Brooklyn, Iowa, with his parents, in 1866, and settled at Wolsey, S. D., in 1884. Mr. Bard was married March 16, 1884, to Emma C. Kreps, of Brooklyn, Iowa. She was born in 1855, and was killed by lightning, August 23, 1905. Issue: 1. Charles D. Bard, was born in 1885. 2. Richard R. Bard, was born in 1893. 3. David A. Bard, was born in 1897. Esther E. Campbell, daughter of Stewart M. and Eliza Jane (Bard) Campbell, was born at Clearfield, Pa., March 13, 1842. She was married (1), to Drake, who died in Iowa. She was married (2), to Francis Murphy, a native of Nova Scotia, who was a ranchman, but is now living in retirement at Rock Island, Ill.

BARDS OF “CARROLL’S DELIGHT ” 297 Issue, by first marriage: 1. Francis E. Drake, is a skilled mechanic in U. S. Government employ at Rock Island, Ill. He has perfected a number of useful inventions. Mary Catharine Campbell, daughter of Stewart M. and Eliza Jane (Bard) Campbell, was born in the sod house near Le Claire, Ia., July 15, 1843. She was married to John P. Moore. He was born March 29, 1846, and died May 15, 1897. He was engaged in the real estate business at Panama, Ia. He was of a literary and artistic turn of mind, being a regular contributor to “The Dollar Newspaper,” published at Philadelphia, and also to “Godey’s Magazine.” He also took great interest in the study of the violin, and had much ability in that direction. Issue: 1. Mabel Pope Moore, was born November 9, 1870, and was married April 4, 1894, to Abel Sherman Berry, son of the Rev. A. P. and Harriet (Dickinson) Berry. He was born April 27, 1866. The elder Berry was a pioneer Baptist minister of Kentucky, and a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, who removed to Iowa in the early days, and was recognized as an orator of unusual force. The younger Berry was a native of Iowa. He studied pharmacy and chemistry, and is recognized as one of the leading pharmacists of the state. He lives at Panama, Ia., and takes an active part in local politics. They have a son, Bard Sherman, born April 14, 1897. 2. Eliza Bard Moore, was born November 13, 1873, and was married April 9, 1902, to Dr. Charles Frederick Baumeister, son of Max and Antione (Oedl) Baumeister, of German birth. He was born October 2, 1872. Mr. Baumeister was graduated M. D., in 1894, after which he spent a number of

298 THE BARD FAMILY years in the best schools of Europe, and is recognized as a man of ability in his profession. They have no children. 3. Frederick H. Moore, was born June 1, 1875. He was carefully educated along theological lines under the supervision of his great aunt, Catharine Poe Bard, but, after completing his studies, he decided upon a business career, and fitted himself for mercantile pursuits. He is a merchant at Wiota, Ia., where he is prominent in fraternal circles and takes an active interest in politics. He was married February 18, 1898, to Edna Percy Boyles, daughter of Dr. Boyles. She was born October 22, 1880. They have two daughters, Catharine Poe, born July 11, 1899, and Evelyn Mabel, born December 5, 1901. 4. Mary Moore, was born June 5, 1877, and was married August 4, 1904, to Walter E. Frederickson. He was born August 22, 1881, and was graduated in pharmacy and chemistry at the Northwestern University, Chicago, in 1902, and is engaged in the drug business at Dolliver, Ia. They have no children. Martha Jane Campbell, daughter of Stewart M. and Eliza Jane (Bard) Campbell, was born near Le Claire, Ia., June 2, 1846, and died July 5, 1873. She was married to Thomas Wise, a nephew of Gov. Henry A. Wise, of Virginia. Mrs. Wise went with her husband to Marion Centre, Marion county, Kansas. She had been elected county superintendent of the schools of Marion county a short time before her death. Issue: 1. Cora Wise, died in 1873. 2. Vivian Stewart Wise, died in 1873. 3. Esther Wise, died in 1873.

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Fairfield, Adams Co., PA, United States
Age 33
fredrick, md
March 12, 1815
Age 71