|BEARD, James S.
BEARD, James S. 667
James S Beard is buried at his family cemetery, located about 1 1/4 miles southsouthwest of Beard in Eastover Township. From S.R. 1725 (Guy Road), northwest 0.06 miles on S.R. 1797 to a brick house at the northeast side of road, southeast about 30 yards on a path into woods, stones are on left about 5 yards apart. Stones have been moved. The tombstone says James S. Beard 25 Jan 1818 - 7 Nov 1876.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. James S Beard and Claressa Beard are among the members of Beaverdam Baptist Church that are dismissed to found Briar Branch Baptist Church, both churches in Bladen County. The list of members that are dismissed includes Daniel L. Smith, Daniel Smith, Daniel Register, George W. Downing, William D. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Mary A. Downing, Elizabeth Smith, Anna M. Tatum, Elsa McLemore, May J. Tatum, Mary Register, John Smith Sr., Evin Downing, John H. Tatum, William J. Cowan, John D. Smith, Mary Smith, Susan Smith, Martha Smith, Elizabeth A. Downing, Susan Smith Sr., James Smith, Theophlus Tatum, Wright McLemore, John Downing, James S. Beard, Milton J. Smith, Thomas B. Cowan, Mary Downing, Pen[n]y Hayes, Claressa Beard, Susan Smith, Zillpha Smith. (posted at Bladen Co Rootweb site)
2. Census, 25 Sep 1850, Eastern Division, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 667
3. Census, 1860, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Jas S Beard, age 42, overseer, real estate 800, property 505, living with Caracy? (39, female, domestic), Wm A (17, farmer), Jas F (16, farmer), Peter B (13), Council (7, male), Paschal (5, male), and Mary E (2). (Bladen Co, Dezerett PO, P68, Family 477)
4. Census, 1870, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. James S Beard is 52, farmer, b NC, with Clarica (50, keeps house), Council (19, male), Paschal (15, male), Susan (11), Catherine (8). (Fayetteville PO, Flea Hill Twp, Cumberland Co, NC, family 90)
5. Occupation: Farmer. 667
6. Religion: Baptist.
James married Clarissa SMITH, daughter of John G.* SMITH and Susan* McLEMORE. (Clarissa SMITH was born on 6 Aug 1820 in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States,668 died on 17 Jul 1890 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 668 and was buried in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 668.)