Biography of

Christopher Beard

 

Born 01 Apr 1798    Near Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV
Died 02 Aug 1840    Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
Married Miriam McNeel , b 07 Dec 1808 Pocahontas County, WV; d 20 Sep1889, Greenbrier, near Lewisburg
 

Christopher Beard was born in April 1, 1798 in Greenbrier County, and through life followed agricultural pursuits. He was of a quiet thrifty nature and took no very active interest in public matters beyond performing his duty as a citizen. He died in August 2, 1840 after a brief illness. His widow survived until 1888, dying at the age of 82 years. She was a daughter of Abraham McNeel, and his wife, who was a Bridger.

 

Children Born
Samuel Christopher Beard  03 Oct 1831
John Abram Beard Aft. 1831
Christopher Beard (from Old Stone Church, Lewisburg, WV) -

The heart, the shelter of the soul and the seat of the affections, symbolizes the triumph of the soul over death. The Christopher Beard marker (1842) at the Old Stone Church in Lewisburg incorporates a unique heart-tree design to convey this sentiment. The hopeful tree of life sign is flanked on either side by coffins which serve as a memento mori, a reminder of the ubiquity of death.

Old Stone Church - Lewisburg

References

From W.VA Heritage Encyclopedia:
Their son Christopher Beard was born in April 1, 1798 in Greenbrier County, and through life followed agricultural pursuits. He was of a quiet thrifty nature and took no very active interest in public matters beyond performing his duty as a citizen. He died in August 2, 1840 after a brief illness. His widow survived until 1888, dying at the age of 82 years. She was a daughter of Abraham McNeel, and his wife, who was a Bridger.
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2896799&Type=Death

Miriam Beard, F, Death 18 Sep 1889 Near Lewisburg, Greenbrier, WV, Buried 19 Sep 1889.  Born Pocahontas, WV, Widowed.  Age 80 Year 9 Month 11 Days.  d Old Age

http://www.greenbrierhistorical.org/Archives/AppalachianSprings/Beard%20Papers.html

The Beard Family Papers are original letters and documents given to the Society by Elizabeth Beard Winsteiner.

July 9th 1834

Mr. Thomas Hill

Due to John Littler for the season of one mare to the horse whip $4.00
(Reverse of receipt -)
I accept two dollars of the written account and the balance I protest as my mare was hurt by the leap at two dollars Feby 17th 1835.
Two dollars paid to us date above mentioned.

Thomas Hill
C. Beard

Greenbrier June Court 1795
This deed from Wm. Rowe and Jane his wife was presented in court and acknowledged to John Kenny and the said Jane, being examined according to Law and the same which is ordered to be recorded.

Teste John Stuart C.

Dec. 1st 1838 Mr. Andrew smith paid to C. Beard for the insurance of two mares to my house ____ $10.00.
One _____ -- to the same -- 3.0