Joseph Allen Bernard

8 March 1832–23 April 1872 (Age 40)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph Allen

When Joseph Allen Bernard was born on 8 March 1832, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Valentine Winston Bernard, was 36 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Yates, was 32. He married Nancy Ann Musgrove in 1856, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 April 1872, in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph Allen Bernard
Nancy Ann Musgrove
Marriage: 1856
Nancy Barnard

Spouse and Children

Adams, Illinois, United States


    Nancy Barnard


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World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 3

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian: from a Germanic personal name ( see Bernhard ). The popularity of the personal name was greatly increased by virtue of its having been borne by St. Bernard of Clairvaux ( c.1090–1153 ), founder and abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux.2 Americanized form of German Bernhard or any of the other cognates in European languages; for forms see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph A Barnard in household of Valentine Barnard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Bernard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph A Bernard in household of Valentine W Bernard, "United States Census, 1850"

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