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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 687

A. F. BEARD, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; he was born in Sullivan Co., N.H., Aug. 25, 1827, where he was raised and received such school advantages as the place afforded; during his early life, he lived a farmer. He married Nyrah, daughter of Hiram Hurd, a prominent farmer of this county, Nov. 6, 1852, and settled upon a farm, continuing there until 1862, when he sold out and came to Menard Co., Ill where he has since resided. They have two sons. He owns 160 acres of fine land.

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