Biography of

Robert Beard


Father John Beard Senior
Mother Unknown at this time
Born 29 Sep 1756 County Derry, Ireland
Died 27 Nov 1836
Married Sarah Hatfield 16 Aug 1790 Rockingham, Augusta County, VA

Robert Beard was born in County Derry, Ireland in 1756 and emigrated to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1771. Robert signed up for service in the American Revolution twice in Pennsylvania and once in Virginia. 


Children Born
Sarah Hatfield Beard Abt. 1795 Abbeville District, SC
?(possibly named Samuel) Beard about 1800 Abbeville District, SC
William W.(B) Beard 1809 Abbeville District, SC
Robert B. Beard Between 1810 and 1815 Elbert County, GA
Thomas Beard Elbert County, GA

This is Robert's signature taken from his statement dated 7 Jan 1833 in support of his application to draw his Revolutionary War Pension.


Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

Name: Robert Beard
Date: Aug 17, 1790
Notes: This marriage record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800, page 285. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Bride is daughter of Hanah Hatfield, who consents; surety, William Richardson; witnesses: John Hatfield (brother) and John Gregg.
Description: Spouse
Bond Date: Aug 16, 1790

It is possible that both Robert and John named their eldest sons Samuel. In 1821 there is a Samuel living next to Robert and we also have Samuel F. living next to John.