Biography of

Samuel Jesse Beard


Born 19 Dec 1831, Beards Mill on Locust Creek, Pocahontas, WV
Died 13 Aug 1897, Nr. Odessa, Lafayette, MO
Married Elizabeth Martha Jordan, 25 Mar 1858, Jamesport, Daviess, MO

Built in 1888 by R.N. Bruce this bridge is 113 feet in length and was built in accordance with the double Warren truss system, near the Josiah Beard Mill. Records indicate that a bridge was located on this site as early as 1822, but it is not known if it was covered. Locust Creek Bridge was completely restored in 2002.

To locate this bridge from Hillsboro, WV drive south on US 219 to Locust Creek Road 20. Turn left and drive 3.3 miles to a stop sign, turn right and the bridge is located approximately 150 feet ahead

Children Born
Rachel Rebecca Beard 1859, Davies Co. MO
Mary Adaline Beard Abt. 1862, Davies Co., MO
Susan Janett Beard Abt. 1864
Lydia Jordan Beard Abt. 1866
Sarah Jessie Beard Abt. 1868
James Russell Beard 15 Dec 1872


Samuel J. Beard has long resided in Missouri