Name: George Beard
Birth: 1770 in Chewsville area, Frederick County, Maryland
1820 Census, Washington County, Maryland (3rd Election District) page 104
George Beard, 2 Males (<10), 2 Males (10-16), 1 Male (>45), 1 Female (<10), 1 Female (26-45), 1 person in Agriculture
1830 Census, Washington County, Maryland (Election District 7) page 182
George Beard, 1 Male (10-15), 2 Males (20-30), 1 Male (60-70), 1 Female (20-30), 1 Female (50-60)
1840 Census, Washington County, Maryland (Cavetown) page 141
George Beard, 1 Male (20-30), 1 Male (70-80), 1 Female (50-60)
Not much information has been found on George Beard, Sr., to date, except that he purchased land from his father Nicholas in 1803.
There were two George Beards listed in marriages of Washington County, Maryland about l800:
George to Catherine Boyer on 6\28\1805 by Rev. Schumacher
George to Motalina Moats on 11\17\1803 by Rev. Schumacher (Magdalena) - History of Leitersburg - pg. 255
I am suggesting that from research, Matalina Moats is the most probable wife of George and mother of George, Jr. We do know that Nicholas Beard, Sr., had a son George because of land records. The George who married Susanna Scarberry had to be a George, Jr., and not son of Nicholas because of age.
l) George Jr. born 1808...too late for Nicholas, Sr., to have fathered him as Nicholas came as an adult to Philadelphia in 1750.
2) Nicholas sold land to son George in 1803 before George, Jr. was born in 1808.
3) A George, Sr., is listed in Beard's Church records along with Magdalena.
4) Rev. Schumacher married; Nicholas II who would have been a brother to George, Sr., who was also married by same pastor in same time period.
(James Houpt - January 1999)
Father: Nicholas Beard b: 1730 in Germany
Mother: Margaret Lyday b: 1740 in Germany
17 NOV 1803
in Washington County, Maryland
- Mary Beard b: in Washington County, Maryland
- George L. Beard b: 1808 in Chewsville, Washington County, Maryland
- Leah Beard b: 15 MAR 1812 in Washington County, Maryland
- Jacob Beard b: 1820 in Washington County, Maryland