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Descendants of Thomas Watt Beard

THOMAS WATT BEARD was born about 1795 in South Carolina, and died between 1843 and 1850, possibly in Jackson County, Arkansas.. Census records of Thomas Watt Beard's children indicate that he was born in South Carolina (Thomas, 1880, Isabelle, 1880, William, 1880, 1900).

Thomas married ISABELLE "LUCY" WARD on about 1820, possibly in Georgia. She was born in 1802 in South Carolina, and died about 1894, possibly in Coryell County, Texas.. Isabelle "Lucy" Ward indicated on the 1880 Census that she was born in South Carolina and her parents were born in Virginia.

We believe there is a strong possibility that Thomas was the son of Alexander and Sarah Baird. Alexander was a Revolutionary Soldier from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, who filed for a pension from Franklin County, Tennessee in 1824 and Marion County, Alabama in 1831 (R 398 - PA). Alexander was on the census in 1820 and 1830 in Franklin County, Tennessee, and died in Marion County, Alabama in 1831.

We believe our Thomas appeared on the census in 1820 in Franklin County, Tennessee, 1830 in Marion County, Alabama, and 1840 in Shelby County, Tennessee. His widow, Isabelle Lucy Beard, was on the census in Jackson County, Arkansas in 1850. Thomas was not listed and presumed dead by that date.

About 1854, the family emigrated to Coryell County, Texas, where the entire family appeared on the 1860 census. After the civil war, Alexander moved to Travis County, Texas, where his descendants settled. Thomas Watt, Jr. moved to southwest Texas, with many descendants now in Uvalde County. Solomon died early, and his family moved to Comanche County, Texas. Willis Beard was killed in the civil War, and William Beard moved to Ventura County, California by 1880.

Daughter Mary Ann married John Ferrell and after he died, William Taylor; descendants in California; Isabella Mahulda married James Timothy Lee and after he died William Nelson Crawford (Crawford, Texas, is named for him); descendants in central Texas and Stonewall County. Rebecca Jane married Robert S. Scott; descendants near Lee County, Texas.

Common children's names in the family are Willis, Alexander, Solomon, Isabelle and Lucy.

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