Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of William Shuart BEARD


         William Shuart BEARD, the son of James Carl and Elizabeth (Shuart) Beard, was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, August 21, 1819. His parents moved to the county the year before his birth, in 1818.

         On December 7, 1848, William S. Beard and Isabella Cline Horn were married in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Born November 18, 1821 in Berkeley County, she was a daughter of William and Eve (Cline) Horn. William and Isabella Beard had eight children: David A. Beard, October 13, 1849-?; Martha E. Beard, January 3, 1852- January 27, 1852; Maggie J. Beard, February 12, 1853-?; James W. Beard, January 21, 1855-?; George W. Beard, March 23, 1857-?; John W. Beard, July 30, 1860-?; Sarah E. Beard, March 3, 1863-?; Jacob H. Beard, March 6, 1866-?.

         William Beard and family lived in the Falling Waters District and received their mail at the Bedington post office, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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