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Andrew Beard

Male about 1670 - 1718  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Andrew Beard 
    Born about 1670  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 January 1717/8  Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Andrew came from Scotland about 1672 and settled first at Menotomy (Arlington), and at Billerica by 1713, and lived east of the Shawsheen in the part of the town annexed to Wilmington in 1737. The Shawsheen River forms part of the northern boundaray of Wilminington, next to Tewksbury.

      Henry Hazen has a summary of the Beard family of Billerica in his History of Billerica in the genealogical registers section of his book. There are many other references to individual Beards in the earlier part of his book. Here’s his genealogical register:

      BEARD. 1. Andrew, was in Menotomy, (Arlington), 1672. His son, Ebenezer, was b. in Charlestown, and that John and Simon were his sons is probable. He was in Billerica as early as 1713; lived east of the Shawshin, in the part of the town annexed to Wilmington, in 1737. He d. 1717-8, Jan. 8, and his widow. Mary. m. James Frost, 5. Ch. John, 2. Simon, m. 1725, June 2, Sarah Hopkins, dau. of William, 1. Ebenezer. 3, b. 1701-2, Jan. 1. Jacob, 4, b. 1709. Dec. 26. Martha, b. 1714. Aug. 21 ; m. Jacob Manning, 9. Nathan had a guardian, 1719.
      2. John, (see above), m. Hannah. Ch. John, 5, b. 1716. Aug. 26. Aaron, 6, b. 1717. Nov. 25. Andrew, b. 1719, Sept. 11. Mary, b. 1721, Aug. 13. and d. 1738. June 11. David, 7, b. 1723, April 19. Jonathan, 8, b. 1725. May 9. Nathan, 9, b. 1728. Oct. 3.
      3. Ebenezer, son of Andrew, 1, b. 1701-2. Jan. 1; m. Esther. Ch. Esther, b. 1725, June 27; m. 1757. Feb. 15, Nathaniel Cutler, of Woburn. Prob. Ebenezer, 10, and some, if not all. of the following: Samuel, 11, Isaac, 12, Abijah, 13, Josiah, 14, and Benjamin, 15.
      4. Jacob, son of Andrew, 1, b. 1709, Dec. 26; m. Abigail; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Abigail, b. 1737. July 11. Jacob, b. 1738. July 2, and d. 1739 March 10. Jacob, b. 1741. Dec; m. 1776. Feb. 22, Olive Hazeltine. Mary. b. 1744. Aug. 20; m. Josiah Cutler, of Medford. Martha, b. 1747. March 22; m. Ezra Baldwin. Abigail, b. 1750. Sept. 3; m. Jonathan Baldwin, jr. Ruben, b. 1752. March 10. and Ruth, bap. 1756, Feb. 8.
      5. John, son of John, 2, b. 1716. Aug. 26; m. Hannah; lived in Wilmington. Ch. John, 16, b. 1745. April 3. Joseph, b. 1747. Sept. 27.
      6. Aaron, son of John, 2, b. 1717. Nov. 25; m. Susanna ——; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Aaron, b. 1742. Aug. 4.
      7. David, son of John, 2, b. 1723. April 19; m. Hannah ——; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Stephen, b. 1771, Dec. 26. James, b. 1774. Jan. 15. Aaron, b. 1775, April 11. Hannah, b. 1778. Nov. 21.
      8. Jonathan, son of John, 2, b. 1725, May 9; m. 1746, May 15, Deborah Buck; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Mary, b. 1747. April 20; m. Timothy Baldwin. Jonathan, b. 1751. Nov. 23; m. Abigail —— and had 6 ch.
      9. Nathan, son of John, 2, b. 1728. Oct. 23; m. 1754. Sept. 26. Mary Flagg; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Lydia, b. 1755. April 4. Nathan, b. 1756. March 30; m. 1778. Nov. 24. Sarah Eames. Ruth, b. 1758. Nov. 9. Hannah, b. 1760. Aug. 20. Mollie, b. 1762, April 28. Abel, b. 176(?), Feb. 11. Abigail, b. 1767. March 16.
      10. Ebenezer, prob. son of Ebenezer, 3, m. Catherine —— She m. 2d, 1789. Sept. 2, Reuben Butters; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Ebenezer, b. 1752. Feb. 12; m. 1782. Sept. 26, Lydia Jenkins; had Abigail and Ebenezer, Elijah, b. 1754, March 27. Edward. b. 1756. Sept. 1; m. 1783. April 10. Polly Burt; had Edward and others. Abigail, b. 1759. March 7. Catharine, b. 1762, Feb. 15. Elijah, b. 1765, Sept. 3; m. 1785. March 17, Phebe Jones.
      11. Samuel, (see 3), m. 1759. Jan. 25. Rebecca Butters; lived in Wilmington. Ch. Samuel, b. 1759, Dec. 22. Rebecca, b. 1761, Nov. 14. Hepsibah, b. 1773. Jan. 25; m. 1803. Sept. 4, Benjamin Foster.
      12. Isaac, (see 3), m. 1762. Dec. 16. Rebecca Jaquith. His name on B. tax-list, after 1773. Ch. prob. Isaac, 17. Jonas, b. 1764. Nov. 26. Rebecca, b. 1766. Feb. 4. Esther, b. 1769. Feb. 15; m. Benjamin Beard, 18. Ira, h. 1779. Sept. 3. Sarah, bap. 1786. Jan. 8.
      13. Abijah, (see 3), m. 1763, Dec. 8. Hannah Frost, dau. of John, 12. Name disappears from tax-list, 1777. Ch. Hannah, b. 1764, Nov. 15. Abijah, b. 1767, June 25; m. Abigail Stickney, dau. of William, 5, and lived in Grafton and Bridgewater, Vt. Sarah, b. 1770, Sept. 23. John Frost, b. 1773, Jan. 12. Abigail, b. 1775, Nov. 4.
      14. Josiah, (see 3). m. 1765. April 11, Elizabeth Crosby, dau. of Nathan, 12, and 1784, Dec. 29, Sarah Paige, of Bedford, dau. of John, 5. No children recorded.
      15. Benjamin, (see 3), m. 1767. Feb. 3, Abigail Clark. Ch. Benjamin, 18, b. 1768. May 18.
      16. John, son of John, 5, b. 1745. April 3; m. 1765, May 30, Sarah Walker, dau. of Joseph. 6. She d. 1769, May 31. and he m. Nov. 16, Abigail Kemp, of Chelmsford. Ch. Moses, b. 1766. April 22. Joseph and Mary, b. 1768. Aug. 5; d. Aug. 5 and 7. Sarah, b. 1770, Nov. 1. Jonathan, b. 1775, Dec. 31.
      17. Isaac, (see 12). m. 1791. Sept. 1. Polly Richardson. He lived on the Woburn road, near the Burlington line. Ch. Mary, b. 1791, Nov. 22. Isaac, b. 1794. Oct. 13. Rebecca. b. 1797. May 20. Esther, b. 1800, March 3. Jonas, b. 1802. Feb. 27. Clarissa, b. 1804, March 5. Hezekiah, b. 1806, June 28. Benjamin, b. 1809. Feb. 20. Artemas,. b. 1811. May 11.
      18. Benjamin, son of Benjamin, 15, b. 1768, May 18; m. 1798, Dec. 30. Esther Beard, dau. of Isaac, 12. She d. 1846. Aug. 23. He lived on the East road, where his daughter, Mrs. Holden, now lives. Ch. Amanda Rebecca Jaquith, b. 1803, July 31; m. Asa Holden.
      19. Benjamin F., perhaps son of Isaac, 17, m. 1833, April 4, Betsey C. Goodwin, dau. of Reuel. Ch. Uriah Goodwin, b. 1845. Feb. 4.
      20. Benjamin, m. Susan. Ch. George Henry, b. 1845, Aug. 23.
      21. Daniel, son of Jacob. of Wilmington; m. 1804, Dec. 20. Rebecca Clark, of Chelmsford. [2]
    Person ID I61082  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 July 2012 

    Family/Spouse Mary Williams,   b. 3 February 1672, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1692 
    Children 
    +1. John Beard,   b. say 1693, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Ebenezer Beard,   b. February 1701/2, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Simon Beard,   b. say 1704, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nathan Beard,   b. Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Jacob Beard,   b. 26 December 1709, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Martha Beard,   b. 21 August 1714, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 February 1798, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F41819  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S307] (Boston, 1908).

    2. [S348] Henry A. Hazen, (A. Williams & Co., Boston, 1883).


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