Yes, we believe George Beard was the son of Kerranhappuch and Henry Beard (Biard/Baird).Henry also had a son named Welcome who lived in Monroe/Bradley Co. TN.George Beards wifes name is believed to be Martha Woods.I have a copy of some of George Beards probate records I'll copy below. The land being sold that belongs to George Beard appears to be two land grants in TN that were in Bedford Co.You'll see all George & Martha's childrens names below, and George's brother John Nelson Biard is my gggg grandfather.I notice you put an "N" as George's middle initial, but out of all the records I have from Limestone Co. I have never seen a middle initial for George.I did hear that once before and saw it on a transcription of a probate record, but when I got a copy of the original, it was not on there.Do you know anything about Henry?I have lots of info, but have not been able to learn his birth or death date although I know he died before 1822 because I found his wifes probate records in Dallas Co. AL.
Orphan Court Records 1824-1830
Pg. 18 Ordered by the court that George Beard John N. Beard and John Wofford be appointed to appraise the perishable property belonging to the estate of James Davidson decd and return an inventory thereof to this court.
Pg. 30 September 19th 1825 At an orphans court began & held for the county of Limestone in the town of Athens on the 3rd Monday in Sept 1825 presant the honorable Danl Coleman Judge. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that George Baird late of this county hath died Intestate & Martha Baird his widdow having rilinquished her right of Administering on the estate of the deceased & John N. Baird the next aKind to said deceased applying for letters of administration it is ordered by the court that he give bond with security in the final sum of Two thousand dollars whereupon said John N. Baird with Edmond Clements & William Adams his securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in the final sum aforesaid conditioned according to law.The said Jno N. Baird also took the oath prescribed by law and said securities being by the court here approved it is ordered that letters of administration issue to him accordingly. Ordered by the court that John Wofford, Samuel Neely & William Adams be appointed commissioners to appraise the perishable property belonging to the estate of George Baird decd. & to return an inventory thereof to this court. Ordered by the court that the…(the rest of document was not included)
Pg. 69 (approx. October 9th 1826, date from case above this one) It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that James Rutledge late of this county has died intestate and Nancy Rutledge his widow now here applying for letters of administration on his estate, it is ordered that she give bond with security in the penalty of one thousand dollarsWhereupon she together William Adams and John N. Baird her securities and entered into bond in the penalty aforesaid conditioned as the law directs for said administratrix’s due and faithful administration on said decedents estate and said securities being by the court here approved of, and said Nancy Rutledge having took the oath prescribed by law.It is ordered that letters of administration issue to her accordingly.
Pg. 142 (entry below this one is for January 30th 1828) On the application of John N. Biard admr of George Biard and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that it is necessary to sell a slave belonging to the estate of said Geo Biard decd for the payment of the debts due from said estate.It is therefore ordered by the court that the administrator of said decd expose to public sale on a credit of six months according to law and that he make due return thereof to this court.
Pg. 180 October 18th 1828 This day John N. Biard administrator of the estate of George Biard decd appeared in court and by attorney filed a petition praying that the real property of said deceased may be sold to satisfy the debts thereof, the personal property being insufficient for that purpose, and that citation may issue to the heirs of said George Biard decd named in said petition to show cause if any they have or can say why such sale should not be held.It is therefore ordered by the court that citations issue to Martha Biard widow ofsaid decd, Henry Biard, Richard W. Biard, Pleasant N. Biard & Jane Biard his wife who are of full age and Robert Austin Jr. who is appointed guardian Ad Sitem of Welcome Biard, George Biard, Keron Happuch Biard, Drucilla Biard & William Biard heirs of said deceased who are infants and under the age of twenty one years, to answer and defend said petition requiring them to be and appear before this court at the court house in Athens on the fourth Monday in November next and answer said petition and It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Henry Biard one of said heirs is not an Inhabitant of this stateIt is ordered that a copy of this order be published in some newspaper printed in this (seems to be a word missing here) for the space of four weeks successively and that a copy also be posted up at the door of the court house of this county.
Pg. 188 Novr 24th 1828 John N. Biard admr of Geo Biard decd plff against Martha Biard widow of Geo Biard decd Richard W. Biard Pleasant N. Biard & Jane Biard his wife Henry Biard & Robert Austin Jr. Guardian of Welcome, George, Keron Happuch, Drucilla, & William Biard Infants debts on a petition praying the sale of land. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the citation in this cause has been served on the defendants Martha Richd. W. & Pleasant Biard and that due public cation has been made as to the defendant Henry Biard who is a non resident and they not appearing and answering said petitionIt is ordered that the same be taken for confessed as their (or them?) and the defendant Robert Austin Jr. Guardian of the infants having filed his answer denying all the allegations in said petition setforthIt is ordered that commission issue to take depositions on the part of the plaintiff and that this cause be let for Hearing on the first Tuesday in December next.
Pg. 190 Decr. 2nd 1828 This day came on to be heard the petition of John N. Biard admr of Geo Biard decd praying a sale of the real estate of said Geo Biard decd for the purpose of paying the debts against said deceased’s estateThe court upon the examination of the deposition & exhibits filed in this cause being fully satisfied that the same ought to be granted do order & decree that William Adams William Pounders & William Horn be appointed commissioners to sell the land warrants in said petition specified to wit one for one hundred & sixty six acres in the sate of Tennessee to be entered in said state and South and West of the Congressional reservation line in said state and one other for thirty six acres to be entered as aforesaid, at a public auction on a credit of twelve months requiring of the purchaser or purchasers bond with approved security for the purchase money and that they advertise the time & place of such sale at least thirty days previous thereto at three or more public places in the county and that said commissioners make due return of the same to this county on the 3rd Monday in January next.
Pg. 205 January 19th 1829 The Commissioners appointed heretofore to make sale of the real estate belonging to the estate of George Biard decd having made & returned their report to this court and that the terms of sd sale had been complied with by the purchaser and no exception being taken to said reportIt is ordered by the Court that said report be confirmed and recorded and that the said commissioners transfer & make title to the same.