Biography of

Kyle Nickell Beard

 

Born 15 Jul 1900
Died 30 Nov 1991
Married Katherine Ruckman McClure,  08 Aug 1974, b 18 Sep 1918; d 8 Sep 2004
 

Kyle and his wife Katherine lived at Beard, West Virginia, on the homestead where his grandparents Moffett and Nannie Crouch Beard lived. They were members of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  Kyle was a long time member and supporter of Farm Bureau and a board director of Southern States Marlinton Corporation and was a livestock farmer.

 

Kyle Beard Road, located near Hillsboro, West Virginia.

Hillsboro 8 -- June 2006

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Kyle N. Beard and Family

Miss Katherine Ruckman McClure daughter of the late Lantie G. and Madge Ruckman McClure and the granddaughter of the late Mathews Ruckman of Mill Point became the bride of Kyle Nickell Beard, son of Richard M and Bessie E. Beard of Beard, Aug 8, 1974, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Dysard in Lewisburg. Rev. William A. Dysard Jr. pastor of Mulberry Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC, a first cousin of the groom, officiated.

Katherine Beard is a great granddaughter of Col. John Wade Ruckman who came to Pocahontas Co. with his father David Little Ruckman from Highland Co. Va in 1832. He was commissioned Captain in the 127th Regiment of the 20th Brigade and 3rd Division of the VA Militia May 29, 1858. He was commissioned Lt. Col. Sept 17, 1858. Later he became Col and was commander of the Pocahontas Co. Militia. He married Margaret Moore, granddaughter of pioneer Moses Moore, and settled in the cove near Marvin Chapel. Their son Mathews married Mary Lille Hogsett, great granddaughter of John Bradhhow, John Slaven, and Lanty Lockridge. Mathews attended Randolph Macon College. In the period of four month school terms he was one of the interested citizens proving “home schools” for their own and their neighbors children. He and his father were livestock farmers. He served as elder in Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. As a young girl Mary Lille was sent from Huntersville to Green Bank to take advantage of classes being taught by Miss Carrie Stulting. Mathews and Mary Lillie had a son Frederick (see Fred W. Ruckman Sketch) and a daughter Madge (Ruckman) McClure. Madge was taught at Ruckman School by Miss Anna Wallace, attended Hillsboro Academy, Fredericksburg College and also studied music from Miss Anna Wallace. Miss Ena Stulting and Miss Virgie Sydenstricker. She became a member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at an early age.

Kyle is a great grandson of Josiah Beard, the first clerk of Pocahontas County. His maternal great grandfather was Robert McCutchan. His grandmother being Elizabeth E. McCutchan who married A. K. Dysard of Greenbrier Co and later moved to Stony Bottom. Richard and Bessie Beard had a daughter Constance Mayo. She attended Marshall College and Davis and Elkins College. She was a teacher in Pocahontas Co schools for many years. She became a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church early in life and taught Sunday school, in Beard Presbyterian Chapel.

Kyle and Katherine live at Beard on the homestead where his grandparents Moffett and Nannie Crouch Beard lived. They are members of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  Katherine has been an active member of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society for many years serving as director and in various offices. As a member of the National Speleological Society she served on the Committee for the Preservation of Caves. Kyle has been a long time member and supporter of Farm Bureau and a board director of Southern States Marlinton Corporation. He is a livestock farmer. His father was active in promoting the building of the Beard Presbyterian Chapel.
Miss Katherine Ruckman McClure, daughter of the late Lantie G. and Madge Ruckman McClure, and the granddaughter of the late Mathew Ruckman of Mill Point, became the bridge of Kyle Nickell Beard, son of the late Richard M. and Bessie E. Beard, of Beard, at four thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon August 8, 1974 in the home of  Mr. and  Mrs. William A. Dysard in Lewisburg.  Rev. William A. Dysard, Jr., pastor of Mulberry Presbyterian Church, Charlotte North Carolina, a first cousin of the groom, officiated.

Attending the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. William A. Dysard and Mrs. William A. Dysard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Beard are making their home at Beard where he is engaged in livestock farming.

10-10-1940 - Pocahontas Times - Draft Registrars for County Appointed - Wednesday, October 16, is the day set for the registration day of men between the ages of 21 and 36 years, whom will be drawn 900,000 men to be trained for national defense and preparedness.  The registration is by counties, and the place of registration is the voting precinct.  The date is October 16; the hours 7 am to 9 pm.  the county court appointed the following registrars for Pocahontas County:

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