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1822 Probate, Kerranhappuch Beard/Baird
Posted by: Jan Thomas Date: June 28, 2000 at 20:55:53
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Below is my transcription of the probate records of Kerranhappuch Beard, wife of Henry Beard/Baird/Biard who seems to have traveled from Buckingham Co. VA to Halifax Co. VA to Blount Co. TN and finally passing away in the Dallas Co. AL area. Some of the heirs listed confirm much of Maud Biard Smiths guesses in "The Biard Family" Book printed in 1928 and again in 1954. I believe "Happy" Beard was probably born around 1750 and is actually married to Henry Beard/Baird/Biard the 2nd. The first Henry Beard/Baird signed a deed in Goochland Co. VA in 1738. "Happy Beard is thought to be my ggggg grandmother. John b.1780 d.1839, George b.1777 d.1825, and Archibald Beard d.1833 below lived in Limestone Co. AL in the 1820's and 1830's, prior to that John lived in Bledsoe Co. TN and Blount Co. TN. Welcome Beard b.1788 below lived in Blount Co. TN and then Monroe & Bradley Co. TN. Thomas Morrison was married to Francis Beard b.1796? and lived in Blount & Monroe Co. TN, Aaron Waller (a Baptist preacher) seems to have married a Beard girl and they lived in Blount and Monroe Co. TN. William Gwin was probably the father of Henrietta Gwin that married John B. (Jack) Akin and Henrietta came to TX with her Biard cousins in 1846. Person Davis has a wife named Mary on census records in AL, I would assume he is married to a Beard girl as he has a daughter named Kerenhappuch Davis, but his relationship is unidentified at this time. Maud thought one of the Beard girls married a John Blair, but here on the probate records we see William Blair. Welcome Beard seems to have some relation with the surname Humphreys in Monroe Co. TN, but otherwise the surname is unknown as are the rest of the surnames. Maud believed there were three unknown daughters. There was also some question in her book regarding the Henry Beards. I assume this is Henry Beard her son on the probate record. I think most of her children would probably have been born between 1770 and 1800 in Buckingham Co. VA or Halifax Co. VA or Blount Co. TN.

So, it is with great pleasure that I share this with everyone, and hope that it leads to many new discoveries. A special thanks to Bruce Baird Sr. for discovering and passing on the tip which led to this discovery, and to Jim Everett for sharing his Beard/Waller notes with me from Blount Co. TN.

Probate Minutes Dallas Co. AL
Page 6 & 7

An Appraisement of the estate of Happy Beard decd. agreeable to an order to us directed from the judge of the county court of Dallas this 2nd day of January 1822. When the following property was shown by the admr. And appraised as follows (viz)

1 Bed furniture 25$, 1 bed furniture 30$                     55.00
4 Bed Sheets 4$ 1 chest 3$ 2 Pewter Basin dishes &c 6$       13.00
2 tin buckets cups & coffee Pots                            1.00
1 Tackle?(looks like Heackle) & pr of cards                     2.00
1 Lot of Books 6.50 1 Lugg? 1.13                            7.62
1 Pot rack 2$ 1 pr Pot hooks & frying Pan &c 3$              5.00
1 Cow bell 2$ 1 Side Saddle & Blanket 20$                     22.00
1 Looking Glass & bucket 1$ 1 Sorrel mare 50$              51.00
13 head of Hogs 30$ 2 piggins? 1 tin dipper & 2? Cup .50$       30.50
                                                 $187.12
1 Table Cloth                                          $1
$188.12
Given under our hands and seals this 2nd Jany 1822. David McCord {seal} W. Wolds (or Woods) {seal}
John Kerida (or Kenida) {seal}
Sworn to this 2nd Jany 1822. J.H. Thorington J. P. D6
Recorded May 26th 1829 J. D. Craig clk


(page 16)
An Account of the articles sold at the sale fo Kerinhappuch Beard decd. this 2nd Jany 1822. By Person Davis admr. (viz)
Person Davis               1 Sorrel Mare                            60.00
Person Davis              1 Pot rack                             2.25
Person Davis               1 Katchel? & bell                            4.00
Person Davis              1 Tin bucket & dipper                     1.12
Person Davis              3 Basins & plate & 2 spoons               4.00
Person Davis              2 Piggind & 1 pr cards                     1.00
Person Davis              1 Bible & Hymn Book                     9.00
Person Davis              1 Womans Saddle                     23.50
Person Davis              1 Chest                                   2.00
William Gwinn              13 head of Hogs                            32.50
William Gwinn              1 book                                   1.00
William Gwinn              1 Table cloth                            .81
William Gwinn              1 Bed & furniture                            33.50
David McCord              1 pr Pot hooks                            .08
Henry Beard              1 Baker & Shovel                            .62
Henry Beard              1 frying pan                            1.00
Henry Beard              1 Tin bucket & tin cups                     1.00
Henry Beard              1 Pewter dish                            1.25
Henry beard               1 Lugg?                                   1.75
Saml Parsons              4 Sheets 5$ 1 bed & furniture 33.25              38.25
One note on Henry Beard                                          11.00
Person Davis               324 ? Pork? a 5$                            16.20
Person Davis                                                 $236.63
Peson Davis admr. Of Keronhappuch Beard dec. being sworn saith that the above is a complete inventory of the articles belonging to said Estate and sold by him at public auction this 5th Feby 1822.
Sworn before me N. Sargent J.CC. D6
Recorded 27th May 1829 James D. Craig clk
(page 17)
Person Davis admr. In account the Estate of Kerenhappuch Beard decd.
Person Davis To Amount of Sales as pr account                            $225.43
Person Davis By Amt paid A. Waller as pr voucher              No. 1              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid William Blair                     No. 2              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid C. Humphreys                      No. 3              57.50
Person Davis By Amt paid Henry Beard                      No. 4              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid William Gwinn                     No. 5              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid Welcome Beard                     No. 6              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid Thomas Morrison              No. 7              11.84
Person Davis By Amt paid William Boswell                     No. 8              6.00
By P. Davis Share of Said Estate                                          11.84
By Archibald Beards share in my hands                                   11.84
By John Beard Share in my hands                                          11.84
By George Beard Share in my hands                                   11.84
By Nelson McDowell Share in my hands                                   11.84
By charge for trouble expense                                          19.85 2/4
Advertising Settlement                                   3.50
Judge & clerks fees                                   4.75
                                                               8.25
Recorded 27th May 1829 J. D. Craig clk


(My transcription of some of the words & the amounts are undoubtably wrong, but they are close. Person Davis above may be Parson Davis but it is definately an "e" in these records. Apparently my tabulation gets lost as this posts so I hope it is understandable.)





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