Reuben B Beard

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

The Life Summary 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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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

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  • Marriage
    5 March 1828Knox, Ohio, United States
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    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: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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    Sources (22)

    • Ruben Beard, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ruben Beard in entry for Wesley Pierce and Samantha Beard, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Ruben Beard in entry for Harriett Lucinda Herron, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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