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John Beard

Male - 1690


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  • Name John Beard  [1
    Born England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1690  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Milford Cemetery, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Children: John, Elizabeth, Mary or Maria, James, Anna, Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah, Ebenezer, Sarah

      The son of James and 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. [3, 4]
    Person ID I39968  Mindrum
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2016 

    Father Beard,   d. Dec  
    Mother Martha,   b. Abt 1603, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1649, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Family ID F27238  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Hawley,   d. 1698 
    Married Abt 1653  [1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F27240  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Beard, John
    Beard, John

  • Sources 
    1. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 84.

    2. [S6231] www.findagrave.com, 24 Aug 1690.

    3. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    4. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 84-85.