In a deed dated 25 July 1797 conveying the rights of the heirs of Zacharias Bard to his son Jacob Bard [DB L, p40] “...Zacharias Bard at the time of his decease leaving issue of his body Martin Bard, Christian Bard, and Jacob Bard, Eve Harr the wife of Simon Harr late deceased who leaving issue David Harr, Margaret the wife of Christopher Hemp and Catherine the wife of Frederick Bosserman...Martin Bard and Elizabeth of Shenandoah...Christian Bard and Magdalene,Christopher Hemp and Margaret of Augusta County...Frederick Bosserman and Catherine of Shenandoah...”conveyed the 180 acres to Jacob Bard and his wife Mary.
Jacob Bard and his wife Mary sold the land to Esther Reese (Mary's mother) for 275 pounds on 4 April 1799 [DB M, p28].He signed the deed Jacob Beard.This deed repeats the above information and confirms Zacharias Bard died intestate.
The ealiest reference I have found to Zachariah Beard/Bard is the 23 Dec 1771 warrant assignment to him by Matthias Funk of the warrant for this 180 acre plot.However, son Jacob stated in his Rev. pension application that he was born in 1762 in "Shandore" County, Virginia.It would have been Frederick County then, but the point is that Jacob surely would have remembered moving to Virginia if Zachariah moved there in 1771.Seems likely that he was in the area for several years prior to 1771 but I have found no records.
I would much appreciate anything you can tell me about Martin.I lost track of him after 1800.