Jonathon Beards Descendants to hold reunion

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Newspaper: Jonathon Beards Descendants to hold reunion
By Board Administration (Admin) ( on Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 07:17 pm:

Floyd County, Indiana

Petersburg (VA) Evening Progress, November 7, 1919, p. 18.


Gordonsville, Nov. 7-Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Matthias will leave November 14 for New Albany, Ind., to attend a reunion of Mrs. Matthias' grandfather Beard's grandchildren on the old Beard farm just opposite Louisville, Ky. It was entered by Mr. Beard in 1819, this being the 100th anniversary. There he reared 13 children, all dead except Miss Caroline Beard who is in her 80th year. All the grandchildren who can will be present, Mrs. J. H. Matthias being one of them. In 1819, Jonathan Beard and his bride journeyed on horseback to what was then the Far West from Augusta County, Virginia.

Special Thanks to Randi Richardson

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