Martha Agnes Beard

about 1759–
Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha Agnes

When Martha Agnes Beard was born about 1759, in Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Mr. Beard, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Young, was 11. She married Joseph Jared on 23 October 1780, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Joseph Jared
Martha Agnes Beard
Marriage: 23 October 1780
Lorenzo Dow Jared
William Jared
Charles Jared
John Jared
Nancy Jared
Naomi Jared
Ruth Jared
Joel Jared

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23 October 1780
Bedford, Virginia, United States


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Age 16

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation. There is a place name and other evidence to show that this word was used as a byname in the Old English period, when beards were the norm; in this period the byname would have referred to a large or noticeable beard. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart . 2. habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, which derives its name by dissimilation from Old English brerd ‘rim’, ‘bank’.

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

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  • Aggy Beard in entry for Joseph Jarrett, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Aggy Beard in entry for Joseph Jarrett, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"

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