Enoch Simpson Beard

about 1815–1877 (Age 62)
Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 11 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 62.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Simpson Beard
1815–1877
Sarah Elizabeth Lovell
1816–1881
Marriage: 8 December 1837
William M Beard
1835–1907
Sarah Miranda Beard
1835–1910
Elsa Margaret Beard
1846–1911
James M. Beard
1837–
Mary Elizabeth Beard
1840–1920
Emeline Beard
1843–
Eliza Beard
1844–
Ellen Beard
1844–
Angelina Beard
1848–
Ann Melissa Beard
1849–
Julia Ann Beard
1851–1924
Benjamin Franklin Beard
1853–
Nancy C Beard
1854–
Enoch R Beard
1856–1935
Amanda Beard
1857–
Stephen A Douglas Beard
1860–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 December 1837
children

(16)

    William M Beard

    Male1835–1907Male

    Sarah Miranda Beard

    Female1835–1910Female

    James M. Beard

    Male1837–Male

    Female1840–1920Female

    Emeline Beard

    Female1843–Female

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

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

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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Sources (3)

  • E S Beard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enock Beard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simpson Beard in entry for Julia A Phillips, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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