Enoch Simpson Beard

Maleabout 1815–1877

Brief Life History of Enoch Simpson

Enoch Simpson Beard was born about 1815, in Kentucky, United States. He married Sarah Elizabeth Lovell on 8 December 1837. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in New Salem Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Pleasant Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died in 1877, in Smithfield, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63.

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Enoch Simpson Beard
Sarah Elizabeth Lovell
Marriage: 8 December 1837
William M Beard
Sarah Miranda Beard
James M. Beard
Mary Elizabeth Beard
Emeline Beard
Elsie Margaret Beard
Angelina Beard
Ann Melissa Beard
Julia Ann Beard
Benjamin Franklin Beard
Nancy C Beard
Enoch R Beard
Amanda Beard
Stephen A Douglas Beard

Sources (10)

  • Enoch Beard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Simpson Beard in entry for Julia A Phillips, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • E S Beard, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1837
  • Children (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 3

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 17

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    Name Meaning


    nickname for a bearded man (from Middle English berd, 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 placename 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. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Barth 1.

    habitational name from a place called Beard in Derbyshire (now represented by Beard Hall and Beardwood Farms in New Mills parish), 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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