Elizabeth Beard

15 March 1735–19 September 1759 (Age 24)
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Beard was born on 15 March 1735, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Beard, was 30 and her mother, Deborah Pease, was 20. She married John Waterman on 25 October 1756. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 19 September 1759, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

John Waterman
1733–1792
Elizabeth Beard
1735–1759
Marriage: 25 October 1756
Sally Or Sarah Waterman
1757–1844
Waterman
1759–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1756
children

(2)

    Sally Or Sarah Waterman

    Female1757–1844Female

    Waterman

    Male1759–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1704–1794Male

    Deborah Pease

    Female1714–1791Female

siblings

(11)

    Anna Beard

    Female1732–1802Female

    Ruth Beard

    Female1733–1823Female

    Female1735–1759Female

    Female1740–1821Female

    John Barrett Beard

    Male1743–1836Male

+6 More Children

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Beard in entry for Sarah Waterman, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Elizabeth Beard, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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