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The parents of William David Beard

William David Beard, born 14 July 1836 in Taylor County, Kentucky, married in 1855 to Lucinda Bland. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Stephens Bland, and she was born on 17 December 1835 in Casey County, Kentucky. William David and Lucinda Beard settled down in Casey County and raised a family of fourteen children. They are found in 1860 listed in Liberty with three children under three. In 1870, listed next door to Lucinda's father Thomas Bland, they had seven children at the table. Lucinda's brother John Bland also lived close by. Ten children were at home in 1880. Twenty years later, in 1900, William and Lucinda listed nine of their fourteen offspring still alive. Three of their sons lived at home, all single men. They were next door to Lucinda's brother John Bland, and two Beard sons and a daughter all lived close by their parents. William David Beard died just before the census of 1910, on 7 December 1909, in Casey County. He was buried at the Beard Cemetery, formerly known as the Bland Cemetery in Taylor County; there is a masonic emblem on his gravestone. In 1910, his widow Lucinda lived with a grown son and next door to another of her sons. She passed away on 18 December 1913 in Casey County and was buried near William David Beard at the Beard/Bland Cemetery. The descendants of William David and Lucinda Bland Beard:

1. William Thomas Beard was born in Kentucky on 23 December 1857. He grew up in Casey County and there on 9 November 1881, he married Nancy Belton. She was born on 8 June 1862 and was the daughter of John B. Belton and his wife Malinda Jane Speaks. Many researchers confuse this Nancy Belton with another Nancy Belton who was the daughter of James Belton, the brother of John B. Belton. That one married BeRoy Marple in 1899. At any rate, we do not hav a death date for Nancy Belton Beard, but she died before 1893, when William Thomas remarried to Frances Rachel "Fannie" Stayton, the daughter of Joseph Riley Stayton and Frances "Fannie" Farmer. On the 1900 census in Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky, William and Fannie R. Beard had two small daughters. They lived next to William's brother Robert Beard and family. Frances Stayton Beard died on 10 November 1900, leaving William with two daughters under seven. She was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County. In 1910, still in Casey County, he was a widower with teenage daughters. His eldest daughter Ethel married the next year. In 1920, he still lived in Casey County, and his daughter Haggie lived with him. In 1930, William was still listed as a widower in Casey County, with Haggie and her daughter Jeanette Bailey living with him. William Thomas Beard died on 19 April 1945 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He was buried at the Beard Cemetery beside Frances Stayton Beard. They had two daughters:
2. Joe Ethel Beard was born on 9 October 1893 in Casey County, Kentucky. About 1911, she married Royal Arthur Graham, the son of John R. and Nancy Susan Perkins Graham. He was born on 18 June 1894 in Summersville, Green County, Kentucky. When he filed a World War I draft registration card, he lived at Merrimac with his wife and one child and was a farmer. In 1920, Arthur and Ethel Graham had two children and lived at Casey Creek, Casey County. His brother Monroe Graham lived with them. In 1930 they still lived at Casey County, with four children and his mother living with them. Joe Ethel Beard Graham died on 14 May 1969 in Taylor County, Kentucky. Royal Arthur Graham died five months later, on 27 October 1969 in Taylor County. There are both buried at Memorial Gardens, Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky.
2. Haggie A. Beard was born 24 June 1895 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She was listed in her parents' home in Casey County on every census. In 1930 she also had a ten year old child, whose father was listed as Elbert Bailey on the birth certificate. Haggie Beard died on 9 November 1974 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County.
1. Armilda Frances Beard was born on 19 March 1859 in Casey County, Kentucky. She died on 8 October 1882 at the age of 23 and is buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery there.
1. Samuel James Beard was born in December 1860 in Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky. About 1882, he married Jane Bernice or Bernice Jane Cabell/Cabbell in Kentucky. She was born in November 1865 in Bradleyville, Marion County, Kentucky. The names of her parents were provided for her death certificate in 1945, stating that her father was William Cabell and mother Elizabeth Staton. After a good amount of research, it appears that this was incorrect, as Elizabeth Staton was married to John Milton Cabell, not his brother William, and they did have a daughter named "Jane". At any rate, both these families were well known to the Beard family, and related to the Moses Mann family who lived near our Beards back in Virginia a hundred years before. In 1900, Samuel and Janie lived at Casey Creek in Adair County, married 18 years, with four of their seven children still living. On the same page are listed his brother George W. Beard and his father William David Beard, as well as the family of Susan G. Beard Lowe, his sister. Listed in the same place in 1910, they had six of ten children living. They were there in 1920 as well, with two grown children in the home. Before March of 1929, they moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, and it was here that Samuel James Beard died on 10 March 1929. He was probably buried at the Farmington Cemetery, although his death record states burial would be "Fanningdale". There was apparently a Farmingdale community and a Farmingdale Road goes by the cemetery. In 1930, his widow Janie lived with their son Joe Beard and his young family at Cartwright, Sangamon County, Illinois, along with their daughter Virgie. Janie Bernice Beard died on 6 December 1945 in Tallula, Menard County, Illinois and she was probably buried at the cemetery now called Farmington Cemetery. We know the names of the six children who lived to adulthood:
2. Clarence Owen Beard was born in September 1883 in Kentucky. He married on 22 February 1903 in Taylor County to Rosa Bell Baldwin. She was the daughter of John F. and Sarah M. Baldwin, born in September 1886 in Taylor County. In 1900 they lived at Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky with three children. About 1919, the family moved to Cartwright, Sangamon County, Illinois, and they were listed there in 1920. Owen worked as a house carpenter and they had five children, the youngest born in Illinois. In 1930 they lived at Mt. Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois and they farmed. Four of their children lived at home, and one son in law. Rosa Baldwin Beard died in Illinois in 1951; Clarence Owen Beard died there in 1958. They are both at Farmington Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County, Illinois.
2. Vergie Belle Beard was born on 23 June 1889 in Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky. She lived with her parents through the 1930 census, and she died soon afterwards, on 23 July 1932, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. Vergie, according to her death certificate, was 43 and single, and she was interred at "Dale" Cemetery. We believe this must be "Fanningdale" Cemetery, which appears to be the present Farmington Cemetery there.
2. James Arthur Beard, born 29 August 1890 in Casey County, Kentucky, and according to his World War I draft card, farmed at Merrimac, Casey County and was single at that time. He married soon after, on 26 July 1917 in Kentucky, to Margaret Gribbins. She was the daughter of David Alexander and Mary Frances Bright Gribbins of Taylor County, and she was born about 1890 in that county. We have not found this couple on the 1920 census, but it appears they must have lived in Casey County. Both sets of parents are listed next door to each other. The family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois in the early 1920s. In 1930 we find James Arthur and Maggie Beard and children listed as boarders in the home of Charles Reichart in Cartwright, Sangamon County. We do not know a death date for Maggie. James Arthur Beard died on 26 March 1959 in Sangamon County, Illinois. He was buried at the Fanningdale/Farmington Cemetery there.
2. Bessie G. Beard was born in November 1895 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married about 1912 to Barnaby Wallace Wethington in Casey County. He was the son of Benedict Thomas and Mary Fidelia MacDilly Wethington, and he was born on 18 April 1886 in Casey County. In 1920, Barnabus and Bessie were listed in Little Cake, Adair County, Kentucky. They lived two homes away from Ransom and Lois Beard, who would have been cousins of some degree. In 1930, Wallace and Bessie were named living at Pleasant Plains in Sangamon County, Illinois. On his World War II draft card filed in Morgan County, Illinois, Wallace Wethington lived with his wife Bessie at Ashland, Illinois, employed in farm work by William Lahey there. Barnaby Wallace Wethington died on 20 August 1966 at Tallula, Menard County, Illinois. Bessie is said by informants to have died about 1970, in the same. They may not have had any children, and no burial place is yet found.
2. Beckham Beard was born on 24 September 1900 in Casey County, Kentucky. About 1920, he married Myrtle (said to be a Bailey). She was born about 1903 in Illinois. They are listed on the 1930 census in Sangamon County, Illinois, married for ten years, with three young sons. Beckham married again at some point; we do not know any further information about Myrtle Beard. His second wife was Evia L. Morgan, the daughter of John Morgan and Lucinda Harty. She was born 16 October 1900 in Puxico, Stoddard County, Missouri. They are laid to rest under a double stone at Roselawn Memorial Park in Sangamon County. Beckham died in December 1980 in Springfield and Evia Morgan Beard died on 14 January 1993 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.
2. Joseph Samuel Beard was born 6 November 1906 in Casey County, Kentucky. In 1926, he married Erma Lowe, the daughter of Norman and Birdie Mae Cox Lowe of Taylor County, Kentucky. She was born in Merrimac in Taylor County on 24 October 1906. In 1930, Joe and Erma were listed on the census at Cartwright, Sangamon County, Illinois, married three years with a baby daughter. Janie Beard, his widowed mother, and Virgie Beard, his sister, were also living in the home. Joseph died at the young age of 33, on 23 August 1940, at Clear Lake, Sangamon County, Illinois. He was buried at the Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Sangamon County, Illinois. Erma Beard remarried in 1944 to Robert Emmett. She died in June 1995 in Virginia and was brought to Pleasant Plains Cemetery.
1. John A. Beard was born in Casey County, Kentucky in December 1861. He married Bettie L. Williams in 1902 in Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky. We do not know her parents. John Beard married at age forty, Bettie was twenty. She was listed on her son's birth certificate as Bettie Goode, so it appears that either she was a Williams who had a brief Goode marriage, or vice versa. The couple moved and in 1910 they were listed in Dayton, Cass County, Missouri with two children, reporting two of three children still living. They were still in Cass County, in Sherman, Missouri in 1920, where John was a school teacher and they had three children. In 1930, John and Betty lived on a farm in Spruce, Missouri in Bates County with two boys still at home. Neither death dates nor burial places are known for John or for Bettie Beard.
2. Roland C. Beard was born on 4 December 1903 in Adair County, Kentucky. He died sometime in the 1950s in Missouri. Robert Morris Beard, a cousin, conducted the funeral services. No further information is known.
2. Edna Lee Beard was born on 14 January 1906 in Jackson or Cass County, Missouri. No further information is known at this time.
2. Glynn A. Beard was born on 27 May 1912 in Missouri, probably in Cass County. On 10 January 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army after a year of college. He listed his civilian occupation as pharmacist. According to records, he died in November 1986, last residence Denver, Colorado. No further information is known.
1. Josiah Littleton Beard was born 2 October 1863 in Casey County, Kentucky. He lived with his parents on all censuses. After their deaths, he lived in the home of his younger brother Elba Lee Beard and family in Casey County, Kentucky. He died on 8 November 1948 in the Kentucky State Hospital in Danville, Boyle County, where he was a patient for "senile psychosis". Josiah, called Joe Lit, was buried at the Beard, formerly the Bland, Cemetery in Casey County amongst many family members.
1. Susan G. "Susie" Beard was born in Casey County, Kentucky on 9 June 1866. She married William T. Lowe about the year 1890 in Kentucky. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Murrell Lowe, and was born on 27 December 1865 in probably Taylor County, Kentucky. By 1900, William and Susan Lowe lived with their only living child in Casey County. Their first child had died before 1900. Next door were Samuel James and Janie Beard, Susan's brother. In 1910 the family lived in Taylor County with their teenage daughter. In 1920, listed in Mannsville, Taylor County, William and Susie Lowe lived next household to their daughter and her new husband. Both men were listed as general merchants. In 1930 in the same, Will and Susie were in the same home as their daughter and son in law. Susan Beard Lowe died right after this census, on 3 June 1930. She was laid to rest at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery in Casey County where her family has many members. William T. Lowe died in Taylor County on 2 September 1932 and was buried beside Susie. The children of William and Susan Beard Lowe:
2. Effie M. Lowe was born on 20 December 1892 in Taylor or Casey County, Kentucky. She died as an infant on 30 March 1893 and was buried beneath a beautiful gravestone at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County.
2. Flossie B. Lowe was born in April 1894 in Kentucky. She married Dudley Kennie Cox on 28 December 1814 in Taylor County. He was born 28 June 1893, the son of Charles W. and Elizabeth Sapp Cox. In 1917 when he filled out his draft card, Dudley K. Cox lived in Tallula, Menard County, Illinois. there he farmed for J. M. Sowers and was married. By 1920, Kennie and Flossie were back in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, and listed next to Flossie's parents. In 1930, they lived with the Lowes, Flossie's parents. We have no death or burial information for Flossie Lowe Cox. Dudley Kennie Cox died on 26 July 1979 in Campbellsville, Taylor County. No burial place is found.
1. George Washington Beard was born on 6 October 1868 in Casey County, Kentucky. He married Melcena Leora Chelf, the daughter of Fielden Harvey and Anna Amelia Tucker Chelf, on 18 January 1894 in Casey Creek. She was born on 26 February 1876 in Kentucky. Melcena was at the Normal School at Cane Valley and taught school for two terms before she married George Beard. In the 1900 census, they are found living at Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky, married six years with two of three children living. On the same page are found George's father and brother, William David and Samuel James Beard families. In 1910, George and Melcena were in Casey Creek, Casey County, with six children. Living next to them is Lucinda Beard, he widowed mother. In 1920, listed at Casey Creek, Adair County, they had eight children at their table. In 1930, George and Melcena were at East Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky with one son, their youngest child, still at home. George died on 22 November 1940 in Campbellsville and was buried at the Roley Cemetery, Casey Creek, Kentucky. Melcena was a widow for many years and died on 11 December 1973 at the age of 97. She is laid to rest beside George Beard at the Roley Cemetery. The descendants of George Washington and Melcena Chelf Beard:
2. Grover Cleveland Beard, born on 24 February 1895, married Sarah Elizabeth Collins on 27 April 1916 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of Daniel C. and Mariah L. Womack Collins, and she was born 26 October 1893 in Adair County, Kentucky. On his draft card filed right after the wedding, Grover was 22, farmed at Casey Creek and was married. In 1920, the census listed Grover and Sarah at Casey Creek with a young daughter. In 1930 they lived in the same place, with Sarah's parents in their home along with three children. Sarah died on 29 March 1960 in Jefferson County, Kentucky and she was buried at Roley Cemetery in Adair County. Grover died 2 September 1967 in Casey County, Kentucky and he was most probably buried at Roley, but we have no knowledge of that.
2. William Coy Beard was born on 12 December 1896 in Adair County. He died when a child, on 6 February 1900 in Adair County. We do not yet know a burial place.
2. Harvey Mason Beard was born on 25 August 1899 at Casey County, Kentucky. Harvey filed his draft card for World War I in Adair County at age 19, farming in Casey Creek, single, nearest relative his mother. On the 1920 census he lived at home in Adair County with his parents. He married Inez Ruth Buerer on 14 May 1929 in Pierce Township, Illinois. She was born 14 August 1904 in Illinois to William Andrew and Mary Riedelsperger Buerer. On the 1930 census, Harvey and Inez Beard lived with her widowed mother Mary Buerer in Squaw Grove, DeKalb County, Illinois, where Harvey worked as a barber. Harvey Mason Beard died on 5 January 1989 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois. Inez Ruth Buerer Beard died on 8 October 2002 in Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. No burial information is yet found.
2. Charles Ray Beard was born on 7 April 1901 in Casey County, Kentucky. He married on 9 November 1929 in Taylor County to Gay Irene Pyle, the daughter of John Clayton and Parrylee Pyle. She was born on 29 November 1900 in Kentucky. In 1930, they lived in Campbellsville in Taylor County. Charles, like his brother Harvey, was listed as a barber. Gay worked as a bookkeeper at a "cream station". According to an obituary, Charles was active in local business, and was operator of a barber shop, a life insurance agent, a partner in a local funeral home, and an Independent Insurance Agency owner. Charles died on 10 May 1976 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. Gay Pyle Beard passed away on 24 October 1996 at same. They were both laid to rest at Brookside Cemetery in Taylor County.
2. Lela Beard was born on 30 April 1905 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married Edward Thomas Goode, the son of Wallace Afton and America Thomas Dunbar Goode of Adair County, on 6 April 1924 in Adair County. He was born 22 January 1903 in Kentucky. In 1930 they were listed in Jefferson County, Kentucky, where Edward was employed at a wood company, and they had a daughter. Edward Goode died on 22 December 1965 in Louisville, Jefferson County. He was laid to rest at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky. Lela moved to Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska with her married daughter at some point after the fall of 1946, and she died on 16 May 1987 in St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska. Lela was buried at the Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach, Nebraska, where her deceased daughter was laid to rest in 1976.
2. Bernice Beard was born 14 March 1907 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married about 1928 to Albert F. Skaggs, the son of John Will and Mary Elizabeth Hite Skaggs, probably in Taylor County, Kentucky. Albert was born 9 September 1907 in Kentucky. In 1930, Albert and Bernice lived with his parents in Taylor County. Bernice died as a young mother of two children, on 11 August 1938. She was laid to rest at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Green County, Kentucky. Albert died at the age of 71 on 11 January 1979, last residence was listed as Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. He may also rest at Pleasant Valley but we have no record of that yet.
2. Hazel Beard was born on 2 March 1909 in Casey County, Kentucky. On 30 December 1927, she married William W. Murray, the son of William and Nannie Loy Murray. He was born 27 January 1911 in Taylor County, Kentucky. On the 1930 census, Hazel and William were living next household to his parents in Spurington, Taylor County. The elder William Murray was a lumber dealer. William W. Murray died on 7 September 1992 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. Hazel Beard Murray died on 15 June 1996, last residence also Campbellsville. No burial place is known yet for either.
2. Gladys Beard, born 1 October 1911, married James Garnett McKinley on 2 June 1928 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. They eloped and married over the state line. In 1930, they lived with a young son in West Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. James died on 14 September 1980 in Taylor County and was buried at Brookside Cemetery in Taylor County. Gladys Beard McKinley died on 4 July 2011. She was just three months short of 100 years old, and she was the last child of George W. and Melcena Beard to pass away. She was laid to rest at Brookside Cemetery with James McKinley.
2. Robert Morris Beard was born 3 May 1914 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He went to school to become a minister and met Dorothy Elouise Williams. She was the daughter of Ambrose and Hazel Scott Williams, born 8 August 1917. Morris and Dorothy married on 22 August 1935 in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. They lived in several places in the work of ministering to their congregations in the Christian Church, living in Indiana, in Raytown, Missouri, and in Plano, Texas. They were married for 67 years when Dorothy passed away in Plano on 14 December 2002; she was buried at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas. Morris eventually remarried to Lorena Morrison and lived back in Raytown, Missouri for several years. He devoted much time to gardening and to tracing his family history and became extremely active in the research that eventually resulted in this website. Although he did not see the actual website, he either helped research, read, or check almost every fact contained on it. His nephew Jim McKinley had been his research partner early on, and after the death of Jim and the proliferation of information on the internet, Morris became very active online in his 90s.The computer help and encouragement of his three sons was invaluable, he often said. He was one of the first Beard men to have DNA samples tested, and when matches came his way, he was thrilled to research their families as well as his own. His help and encouragement helped all of us, his fellow Beard researchers, achieve the results we have now and it is a tribute to him that the site is as complete as it is, particularly as to Kentucky information from 1798 to the present. It is particularly illustrative of his approach to genealogy as the study of people and family, not just an accumulation of facts, that when he found a line of cousins descended from his great grandfather's brother Elijah Beard, he quickly made plans to go and meet them! Quite the meeting was had in northwest Arkansas with Elijah's great grandsons, great granddaughters, and their families. At Thanksgiving of 2008, Morris had an accident and broke his hip, which resulted in surgery, hospitalization, and a stay in a therapy center. Throughout all of that, he continued to help us with genealogy and remained cheerful and upbeat, telling us once that whenever he felt sorry for himself, he had only to look around at some of the stories of his fellow patients in order to feel better about his own situation. He did get back home and back to his hobbies, including genealogy. At this point he started adding phone calls to the contact. We noticed that he seemed to be very busy with the details of his own particular line in Adair County, so took a break from the research into the Beards in the 1700s in order to help Morris fill out some empty places. We then took a good look--with Morris-- into the father of our known ancestors, Hugh, John, and Samuel Beard in Adair County, Kentucky, and we believe successfully tied them to ancestor James Beard of the Cowpasture Valley of Virginia. It seemed to give Morris a lot of satisfaction to have that particular mystery pretty much solved, after his years of researching. We miss Morris every day, even though we never got to meet him in person. He died on 27 February 2009 in Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri and was laid to rest in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Texas beside Dorothy. The first paragraph of one of his obituaries says it best: "Morris Beard, beloved father, husband, and grandfather, departed for heaven on Friday, February 27, after a long life and a short illness. The lives he touched are too numerous to count. He was devoted to his family and to the ministry he loved and he brought laughter everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him." Amen. Rest in peace, Morris.
2. Calvin Pat Beard was born on 17 March 1917 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married Naomi Rollins, parents unknown, on 3 June 1937 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. Calvin enlisted on 22 March 1945 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky for service. According to his obituary, he retired from Tennessee Gas Transmission Company and was a deacon at the Campbellsville Baptist Church in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died on 21 February 1992 and was buried at Brookside Cemetery in Taylor County. Naomi Rollins Beard died 29 August 1999 in Taylor County and was buried at same.
1. C. C. Beard, born on 2 April 1872 in Casey County, Kentucky, died there of diptheria on 13 October 1875. He is buried at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery, in Casey Creek, Kentucky.
1. Robert L. Beard was born on 19 October 1874 in Casey County, Kentucky. He married about 1896 to Alice Roberta Hendrickson. Alice was born on 15 December 1872 in Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph Isaac Hendrickson and wife Joanna Christerson. Alice's sister Virginia G. "Virgie" married Elba Lee Beard, Robert's younger brother, in 1904. In 1900, Robert and Alice lived in Casey County with a young daughter. They lived in Casey County for the next two censuses. In 1910, they were listed next to William Thomas Beard and Elba Beard, both of whom were Robert's brothers. In 1920 and 1930, Robert and Alice were in the same county; in 1930 their granddaughter Elaine Hendrickson was enumerated in their home. Alice Hendrickson Beard died on 2 August 1934 and was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky. Robert remarried to Annie M. Marple, daughter of McClellan and Lucinda Belton Marple. Annie was the widow of Clement Clements who had recently died. Annie died on 20 September 1950 and was buried at Gum Lick Cemetery in Casey County. Robert Beard died on 26 February 1960 in Casey County, Kentucky. He was laid to rest at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery in that county. They had one daughter:
2. Stella May Beard was born on 8 June 1897 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married Charles Hendrickson, the son of John L. and Eliza J. Hendrickson, about 1915 in Kentucky. On his draft card two years later, Charles Hendrickson lived in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky and was married with no children, and a life insurance agent for Prudential Insurance. On the 1920 census, Charles and Stella were listed in Louisville with no children. In December 1918, they had a daughter who died in October 1919 of enterogastritis in Louisville. She was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky. On 21 January 1921, another daughter was born. Tragically, Stella May Beard Hendrickson died on 12 February 1925 in Casey County at age 27. She was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky. Charles remarried and in 1930 he lived in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Daughter Elaine lived with him at age nine.
1. Dina Dora Beard was born on 26 April 1877 in Casey County, Kentucky. On 19 April 1898, she became the bride of Elonzo Lee Baxter, the son of Charles Baxter and Sarah J. "Sallie" Smith. Elonzo was born on 1 December 1871 in Taylor County, Kentucky. Elonzo and Dina set up housekeeping in Casey County, and on the 1900 census they were enumerated next to William and Lucinda Beard, her parents. About 1905 or 1906, they moved to Illinois, where a child was born. By 1909, they lived in Oklahoma, where another child was born. On the 1910 census, they are found at Olive, Garfield County, Oklahoma with four children. By 1920, they were back in Casey County, Kentucky. Dina Beard Baxter died on 10 July 1925 in Casey County. She is at rest at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery, in Casey County. In 1930, Elonzo Baxter, widower, lived with three of his grown children in Casey County. He passed away on 26 October 1951 in Taylor County, Kentucky and rests under the same headstone with Dina at the Beard Cemetery. The Baxter children were:
2. Vance Baxter, born on 7 August 1900 in Casey County, Kentucky, was living with his family when he filed a draft registration for World War I. He was eighteen and helped his father farm. He married about 1924 to Ester Bryant, the daughter of Joseph G. and Nellie Bryant. She was born 20 September 1900 in Adair County, Kentucky. They had a son in 1924, but lost him to cholera in 1926.This was a hard period in their lives, for Dina Beard Baxter passed away in 1925, as well as Vance's sister Hallie, who died in 1927. In 1930 Vance and Ester lived in his widower father's household in Casey County. Ester Bryant Baxter died on 29 January 1990, last residence Elk Horn, Taylor County, Kentucky. She was laid to rest at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County. Vance died on 7 December 1996 and is at rest there also.
2. Hallie Baxter was born on 10 October 1903 in Casey County, Kentucky. About 1925, she married Clarence E. Tucker, who was born about 1905 in Kentucky, the son of Thomas D. and Fanny Clements Tucker. Hallie died at the age of 23 on 19 July 1927 in Casey County. She was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County. In 1930, her young husband Clarence was listed as a widower in a boarding house in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was in automobile sales. Also living there was his elder brother Charles P. Tucker, a street conductor. Hallie's young brother Thelbert Baxter was also a boarder in a different home in Cincinnati on this census.
2. Herman Baxter was born on 19 February 1907 in Kentucky. He died 22 February 2002, last residence listed Elk Horn, Taylor County, Kentucky. Herman was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery in Casey County. No information is known about marriage or children.
2. Thelbert Baxter was born on 13 March 1909 in Garber, Garfield County, Oklahoma. He grew up in Kentucky, as the family moved back to Kentucky. In 1930, Thelbert was a boarder in a boarding house in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was twenty and worked as a carpenter and flooring contractor. He married Oplis Bland in September 1936. She was the daughter of Harland D. and Victoria Bland, born 16 August 1916 in Casey County, Kentucky. On 26 July 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army in Cincinnati. He served in World War II. Thelbert Baxter died on 17 March 1994, in Elk Horn, Taylor County, Kentucky. He was buried at Brookside Cemetery in Taylor County. Oplis Bland Baxter passed away about nine months later on 3 December 1994, last residence also Elk Horn in Taylor County. She is next to Thelbert at Brookside Cemetery.
1. Elba Lee Beard was born on 15 September 1879 in Casey County, Kentucky. He married on 18 February 1904 to Virginia G. "Virgie" Hendrickson, the daughter of Joseph Isaac and Joanna Christerson Hendrickson. Virgie was the younger sister of Alice Hendrickson who married Elba's older brother Robert. She was born on 12 January 1885 in Kentucky. In 1910 they are found on the Casey County census, married six years with one of two children still living. They live amongst many relatives. In 1920, Elba and Virgie, still in Casey County, have three children. Joe Beard, Elba's older brother, was listed with them. Elba died on 30 April 1924. He was just 44 years old. Elba was buried at the Beard, formerly Bland Cemetery in Casey County. In 1930, his widow Virgie Beard was listed with her two sons at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, where one of them was a railroad conductor. She passed away on 8 May 1962 in Casey County, Kentucky and was buried next to Elba at the Beard Cemetery. Their descendants:
2. Lucien Beard was born on 9 December 1904 in Casey County, Kentucky. In 1930 he lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked as a railroad conductor. Sometime after that, he married Exie Mae Baldock, the daughter of Homer D. and Loretta Henson Baldock of Casey County, Kentucky. She was born on 25 July 1919 in Casey County. Exie taught in Casey County schools. Lucien passed away on 3 October 1980 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. He was buried at the beautiful Antioch Christian Church Cemetery in Casey County. Exie Mae Baldock Beard died on 28 March 2006 in Taylor County. They lie beneath a double stone at Antioch.
2. Leona Beard was a daughter born on 12 January 1907 in Casey County. She died before the 1910 census. She may have been buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County, where many of her family were interred.
2. Cleo Beard was born on 9 August 1910 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married an unknown Hunter, and the death record for Cleo Beard Hunter has 4 June 1991 as the death date, in Clermont County, Ohio. No further information is found.
2. Millard Lee Beard was born on 2 March 1914 in Casey County, Kentucky. He died on 30 December 1968 and he is buried at the Beard, formerly Bland, Cemetery in Casey County. No further information is known at this time.

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