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I have just started to work on my Beard family.
Daniel Beard b: Abt. 1814 in Virginia, Poss. Rockbridge County d: Bet.
1880 - 1900 in Owsley County, Kentucky married +Eliza Jane "Liza Jane"
Unknown b: Bet. 1812 - 1813 in Virginia d: Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Owsley
County, Kentucky m: Bef. 1840. Their daughter, Francis Beard b: 1853 in Lee
or Rockbridge County, Virginia d: Aft. 1910 in Prob. Owsley or Rockcastle
County, Kentucky married Joe Allen and that is my line. Wondering if
anyone has anything on this family?
While adding things, I came across the following and don't know where they
fit in. Any ideas?
8-20-1937: "Owsley County, Kentucky Courier," Sam Beard Arrested As
Suspected 'Shiner - Monday, Sheriff A. J. Creech, and deputies B. H. Price,
Terry Mainous, Arthur Baker, and Elijah Couch, received a tip concerning a
moonshine still. In the cornfield of Sam Beard and near his hog pen they
found a furnace and holes which looked as though barrels had been buried
there. In Sam's Smoke house they found some barrels with soil adhering to
the outside, also some kegs. In the search of the house, a jug with a small
quantity of moonshine was found in a trunk. Beard was arrested on the
evidence found. He was taken to Beattyville and arraigned before U. S.
Commissioner D. C. Howell who set Saturday, August 28, for his examining
2-10-1950: "Owsley County, Kentucky Courier," Jailey Beard, three year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beard of Major died at a Lexington Hospital
last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Bentley, pastor of
the Booneville Methodist Church. The child was born June 3, 1946, and died
February 4, 1950. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Jeanette, and two
brothers, Hobart and Conley. Also her grandmother, Mrs. Susie Beard and
several aunts and uncles.
Thanks for any help!
The following article which appeared in The Congressional Report is extracted from the Knott County Historical Societys Electronic Knott County & Eastern Kentuckys Chronological History (1673-2000). Transcribed by David R. Smith from the original. If you can elaborate on the article, please share your knowledge with us.
David R. Smith, Pres.
Knott Co. Historical Society
21 May 1880
Gen. Frye has appointed all the census enumerators of his district. The following is a list of those in the 9th
Congressional District. - U.S. Congressional Report
Bell County M.J. Moss
Breathitt Co. A.H. Hargis
Clay County Mrs. M.L. White
Estill County A.D. Hamilton
William H. Lilly
Ed N. Wilson
James A. Moores
William D. Parker
Harlan County T.S. Ward
John L. Blanton
Jackson Co. Thomas H. West
Knox Co. A.Y. Culton
Wm. H. Main
Lee County John J. Hampton
John H. Beatty
Leslie Co. George E. Ward
Letcher Co. Joseph Day
Owsley Co. H.C. Hogg
Perry Co. T.F. Johnson
Josiah H. Combs
Rockcastle Co. R.D. Cook
Whitley Co. J.C. Crescillis
Josh S. Tye
I have hit a big wall. Jesse Clark married Melissa Lynch. We know Jesse
father was born in Va. and Jesse was born in Ky. They show up married in 1880
Census. That is about it. Know where he is burried but no stone. I know you
are not a part of the family. You get a lot information these names might
have passed your eyes. Just a very long shot.
Thanks for reading this.
A reunion of the descendants of Andrew Hounshell II and wife Caty Peck
is being planned for Saturday May 27th, 2000 at the the Jackson City
Park, Jackson, Kentucky.
A pot-luck picnic is planned from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. All
descendants of their sons, Andrew Hounshell III and wife Levina Bryant,
Franklin Hounshell and wife Sarah Crow and Samuel Hounshell and wife
Elizabeth are encourgaged to attend and get acquainted.
The three brothers moved from the Wise Co, Virginia area and settled in
Breathitt, Owsley and Lee Counties and have many descendants in this
If you are researching the CALMES line from Lee County, KY and surrounding
counties, please contact me.
I am a 2nd gr-granddaughter of Sarah Ann (aka Sally Ann) "Calmes" McKinney.
Sarah Ann "Calmes" was married to James B. McKinney on Dec. 18, 1848, Estill
County, KY at William Reed's house on Miller's Creek.
Sarah Ann was born Dec. 16, 1833(32?) near the area of Jackson, KY (which
became part of Breathitt Co., KY.) Sarah died April 4, 1923 in Evelyn, Lee,
KY. She is buried in Cane Spring Cemetery, Estill, KY.
Sarah Ann is said to have been a daughter of George Calmes(son of the General
Marquis Calmes of Woodford Co., KY) and Elisabeth(Esther?) Caldwell(sp?).
Her sisters are said to have been Evaline "Calmes" McIntire and Manerva
Calmes. Both of whom lived in the Lee Co., KY area.
Their stepbrother is said to have been George W. "G.W." Calmes(son of George
Calmes and Nancy "White" Calmes Chandler), who also resided in the Evelyn -
Ross Creek area of Lee County, KY. George W. "G.W." Calmes was married to
Louvina Sparks. He died August 23, 1914.
I need your help. We are planning a WILDER Family Reunion on July
13-15, 2001 and need to try and locate as many descendants as possible.
I would like to correspond with any one researching the WILDER surname
in Southeastern Kentucky. Including, but not limited too, Owsley,
Perry, Leslie, Clay, Bell, Harlan, Whitley, and Knox Counties,
Kentucky. Any help in locating any WILDER descendants would be really
helpful and appreciated.
Wilder Family Reunion Committee