John R. Beard

 

Biography of

John R. Beard

 

Father Samuel F. Beard
Mother Elizabeth B. "Betsy" McEver
Born 1830 Madison County, GA
Died No One Knows For Sure What Happened To John.
Married Sarah Elizabeth Stovall 18 Dec 1860
 

John R. Beard enlisted as a private in Company B, 2nd Battalion, GA Cavalry on the 8th day of March 1861. The 2nd Battalion GA Cavalry became part of the 5th GA Cavalry Regiment by Special Order dated 20 January 1863. John R was present for duty until 28 November 1864 when he was listed as Absent Without Leave. There are no further military records pertaining to John including Prisoner Of War Records. While John was away fighting the war, his wife Sarah Stovall was being unfaithful back home. John learned of Sarah's infidelity through his sister Sereptha E. Beard. It is believed that after learning of Sarah's affair, John decided to just disappear instead of facing the disappointment back home.

I just learned that there was a John Beard in the U.S. Navy during the 1950's that stated that his G-Grandfather was from Madison County and that something had happened to him that prevented him from ever returning to Madison County. As soon as I learn more, I will post it here.
 

 

Children Born
Margaret Elizabeth Rossea Beard 19 Feb 1863 Madison County, GA

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Page 207 ~ John R. Beard
30 Aug 1862
Being yet young but having to go to the war that now exists between the Southern Confederacy and the Federal Government… declare this my last will and testament. After my death my wife Sarah E. and the child that she is now bearing, not yet born,provided it should be born alive, shall have all the land I now own jointly until said child becomes of age or marries. In the event my wife should marry before said child should marry or become of age, in that event my wife shall not have any interest in the land but to have $100 of my personal estate. But in the event she does not marry, she is to have one half of all my estate. In the event said child not be born alive, my wife shall have one half of my estate and the other half to be equally divided between my brother William W. Beard and my four sisters, Prudence Deen, Catherine Powell, Amanda Sartain and Martha A. Sertain. Executor: my father Samuel F. Beard. Signed: John R. Beard. Witness: Martha Nash, Mary Nash, Gabriel Nash. Rec’d 9 Dec 1865.







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At the same time of collecting John R. Beard's Pension, Sarah was also collecting Thomas Wesley Deen's Pension

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