| James Beard was
born in Brown County, Ohio March 4, 1818. He died In Villisca,
Iowa May 4, 1898. He moved from
Brown County to Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio early in life and was
married there to Mrs. Mary Emily Powers January 8, 1844. She had a daughter
Harriet who married George Washington Higgins.
He enlisted in the service of his country, as a volunteer, October 1863
in Company H, 12th Ohio Cavalry and served until mustering out at the close
of the war.
The family moved from Ohio to Illinois in 1868 and to Villisca, Iowa in
September 1874. Mary Emily died November 2, 1885. Their children were Asa
G. who married Mary Eliza Ashmore, Samantha Jane who married William Harvey
Willett, Nancy Elizabeth who married George Graves, Wilson Benson, Zilpha Ann
who married John Ashmore, George E. and Mary Alimeda who married George
Marcell and then J. Wesley Stallings.
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