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Samuel E. BEARD
Nancy __?__
Mary Ann ROSS
Husband:  Samuel E. BEARD
Birth:  1780-90
Death:  22 Nov 1848, Hancock Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  War of 1812:  Pvt., Capt. Daniel LIDEY's Co.
Father:  John BEARD (c1750-1829)
Mother:  Sarah DAVIS (c1750s-c1830s)
Wife-1:  Nancy __?__
Birth:  1790-1800
Death:  1830-32, Franklin Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  29 Mar 1832, Franklin Co., OH
Wife-2:  Mary Ann ROSS
Birth:  1810, OH
Death:  1850-60, Amanda Twp., Hancock Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 14 Mar 1850, Hancock Co., OH, Reason BUCKINGHAM
Children with Nancy:
1.  Sophia BEARD, b. 1816/7
2.  Elizabeth "Betsey / Betsy" BEARD, b. 1819/20
3.  Margaret H. BEARD, b. 1825/6
4.  Nancy BEARD, b. 16 May 1831

Either Sophia or Elizabeth is wrong about her birthplace or Elizabeth is fibbing about her age.

Children with Mary Ann ROSS:
5.  Sarah Ann BEARD, b. 2 Jan 1833
6.  Samuel Hamilton BEARD, b. 1836/7; d. 1905, Hancock Co., OH
7.  Martha Jane BEARD, b. 1842
8.  George Washington BEARD, b. 1845
9.  Mary Ellen BEARD, b. 1847
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Year Location Event
1780-1790   birth of Samuel E. BEARD
1790-1800   birth of Nancy
1810 OH birth of Mary Ann ROSS
1816/7 OH birth of daughter, Sophia
1819/20 PA birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1820 Census   not found 
1825/6 OH birth of daughter, Margaret
1830 Census   not found
1831   birth of daughter, Nancy
1832 OH: Franklin Co. marriage to Mary Ann ROSS
1833 OH birth of daughter, Sarah Ann
1836/7   birth of son, Samuel Hamilton
1840 Census OH  
1842   birth of daughter, Martha Jane
1845 OH birth of son, George Washington
1847 OH birth of daughter, Mary Ellen
1848 OH: Hancock Co.  death of Samuel E. BEARD
1850 OH: Hancock Co. Mary Ann (ROSS) BEARD married Reason BUCKINGHAM
1850 Census OH: Hancock Co.: Amanda Twp.: Vanlue Mary Ann (ROSS) BEARD BUCKINGHAM, wife of Reason


1a.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Beard, Sam E. Ross, Mary 29 Mar 1832 Franklin Co.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Mary Ann BEARD
Marriage: 14 Mar 1850, Hancock Co., OH
Source: patron submission

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there is no Sam/Samuel BEARD/BAIRD in the 1820 census who is clearly our subject.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there is no Sam/Samuel BEARD/BAIRD in the 1830 census who is clearly our subject.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4-5 of 8 number pages precede name pages; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Hancock Co. Jackson Twp. Roll M704_401 pp. 41A-41B Ln. 17 Samuel Beard 100 000 010 - 020 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Samuel (b. 1836/7)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Samuel
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Sarah (b. 1832/3)
= Nancy (b. 1831)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Mary
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed two lines below Amos BEARD, who is one line below Adam BEARD.

5a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #145 of 427):  Van Lue, Amanda Twp., Dist. No. 48, Hancock Co., PA p. 461B, 26/26, enumerated 5 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rezon Buckingham 27 m blacksmith   Md
Mary 39 f      
Sarah A Beard 17 f      
Elijah Buckingham 27 m laborer   Md
Nathan 17 m laborer   O
Saml H Beard 13 m      
Martha J  8 f      
Geo W  5 m      
Mary E  3 f      
Elias V Cross  5 m      
David Holmes 23 m clerk   Ireland

5b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #143 of 427):  Vanlue, Amanda Twp., Dist. 48, Hancock Co., OH, p. 460B, 12/12, enumerated 5 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thos Gibson 31 M   Carpenter 190 Pa
Margaret H 24 F        
Sophia E  1 F        
Nancy Beard 19 F        

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Files there give our subject's middle initial as "H," not "E."

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