Reuben B Beard

2 July 1804–13 January 1870 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Reuben B

When Reuben B Beard was born on 2 July 1804, in New York, United States, his father, Victor Beard Jr, was 29 and his mother, Parmelia Porter, was 29. He married Eliza Loveland on 5 March 1828, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 January 1870, in Bennington Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Sparta, Morrow, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben B Beard
Eliza Loveland
Marriage: 5 March 1828
Philander Charles Beard
Almon Philo Beard
Harriett Lucinda Beard
Sarah Louisa Beard
Samantha Catherine Beard
Randall Leroy Beard

Spouse and Children

5 March 1828
Knox, Ohio, United States


    Philander Charles Beard


    Almon Philo Beard


    Harriett Lucinda Beard


    Sarah Louisa Beard


    Samantha Catherine Beard


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Victor Beard Jr


    Parmelia Porter






    Reverend Elijah Beard


    Parmelia "Milly" Beard


    Commodore R Beard


+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 6

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruben Beard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Beard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruben Beard in entry for Wesley Pierce and Samantha Beard, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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