Two of my cousins and I made a trip to Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN to do some research on our Beard line. (Francis A Beard) We were in the courthouse looking through the old will books and ran across this will for Thomas Young. The reason it caught our eye is because it listed two daughters as Mary Beard and Elizabeth Beard.
Thomas made his will on the 18th of Feb 1813. It was probated in Nov of 1813.
The following names are mentioned.... Wife, Mary Young Children, William Young, (made him executor) Elizabeth Beard Mary Beard Jemima Young Sally Young Marjory Young Nancy Young Daniel Young Franky N Young
Thomas mentions that four of the daughters are still at home.
We know that the Beards are also linked with the Ledbetters of Perry County, TN. Our Beard ancestors were in Cumberland Co, PA and then to Spartanburg, SC then to TN. Francis A Beard was in Lincoln Co as well as Perry Co. His brother, Robert Beard, was in Giles Co, TN. Another brother is William. (William's Rev War Pension Papers list Francis and Robt as well as the Beard's link to the Irwins.)
I noticed a message (8643)on the Young Forumtonight where Perry, Lincoln and Giles Counties were mentioned. Do you think there is a connection with our Beards and these Youngs? IN fact, do any of you know of some Youngs linked to the Beards?
We are wondering if the Mary Beard mentioned in the will is the wife of our Francis A Beard. (1850 Lincoln Co TN Census)
Any response or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Etta