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3 Adults and 6 Young Persons Taken Captive by Nineteen Delaware Indians
Computerized by Curtis Bard: Spring of 1996.
1. Richard Bard:
Son of Archibald, father of Judge Archibald. 22 years old when
by the Indians and Forced to march many miles (40 miles the first day).
Beaten & marked for death. Escaped on the 5th day. 9 days injured
lost in the wilderness without food (except for 4 snakes and some buds
and roots) or shelter. Did not rest until his wife was recovered.
2. Catharine (Poe) Bard:
Richard's wife. Beaten, she traveled over 400 miles. Captive 2 years
& 5 months. Ransomed by Richard for 40 pounds. Treated well by her
adopted indian family; one indian later killed by his own people for
with the "whites", after staying with the Bards to recuperate from an
She was given a great horn spoon used during her captivity, and passed
it down the maternal side of the family through her daughter Martha
The spoon is presently owned by Katherine Poe Bunis of Cincinnati, OH
3. Lieutenant Thomas Potter:
"a full cousin", "brother of Gen. Potter". "son of Capt. John
Esq.". 1st killed, scalped by the Indians.
4. John Bard:
Son of Richard & Catharine, "6 month old child". 2nd killed,
by the Indians.
5. Samuel Hunter:
"field worker" or "laborer". 3rd killed, scalped by the Indians.
6. Daniel McManimy:
"field worker" or "laborer". 4th killed, tortured & scalped by
7. William White:
9 year old "mill visitor". One of "two boys and one girl" later
8. Frederick Ferrick:
14 year old "Bound boy" or servant. One of "two boys and one girl"
9. Hannah McBride:
11 year old "young girl". One of "two boys and one girl" later liberated.
This may seem like an inane or self-evident observation but...
Guess where many of us Bard's (of "Carroll's Delight") would be today if Richard hadn't pursued Catharine Poe all over the PA countryside to ransom her from her captivity! -Curtis Bard: Spring of 1996
Bard: (Bard) n.[Gael & Ir. see grace] 1. An ancient Celtic poet and singer of epic poems, who accompanied himself on the harp. 2. any of various other national minstrels or epic poets. 3. A poet.
- Webster's New World Dictionary (1988) Computerized by Curtis Bard: Spring of 1996.
HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY
DAUPHIN, CUMBERLAND, FRANKLIN, BEDFORD, ADAMS, AND PERRY
CONTAINING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS, NOTICES
OF THE LEADING EVENTS, INCIDENTS AND INTERESTING
facts, both general and local, in the history
of these counties, general & statistical
descriptions of all the principal bo-
roughs, towns, villages, &c.,
EMBELLISHED WITH SEVERAL ENGRAVINGS.
COMPILED FROM NUMEROUS AUTHENTIC SOURCES
BY I. DANIEL RUPP,
Author of He Pasa Ekklesia, &c., &c., &c.
GILBERT HILLS, PROPRIETOR & PUBLISHER,
Lancaster City, Pa.
RICHARD BAIRD'S DEPOSITION, 1758 (download .zip file)
(AN ACCOUNT OF HIS AND HIS FAMILIES CAPTIVITY AND HIS ESCAPE)
The affirmation of Richard Baird;, of Hamilton's Ban twp., aged 22 years, who saith that his habitation being at the foot of the South mountain, on the southeast side thereof, on the 13th of April last, at 7 o'clock in the morning, he, this deponent, was in his house, with Katharine his wife, John his child about 7 months old, Thomas Potter, son of the late Capt. John Potter, Esq., Frederick Ferrick his servant, 14 years of age, Hannah McBride aged 11 years, William White 9 years old; in his field were Samuel Hunter and Daniel McMenomy laborers, when a party consisting of 19 Indians came and captured Samuel Hunter and Daniel McMenomy in the field, and afterwards came to the dwelling house of this deponent, and 6 of them suddenly rushed into the house, and were immediately driven out by this deponent and Thomas Potter; the door of the house was thrown down by our pressing to keep the Indians out and their pressing to come in: they shot in the house at us, and shot away Thomas Potter's little finger. We then had time to know their numbers, and in a little time surrendered, on the promise of the Indians not to kill any of us; and took us about 60 rods up the mountain, where their match coats lay; for they were naked except the britch clouts, leggings, moccasins and caps; there they brought the two men who had been at work in the field, and in about half an hour ordered us to march, setting me foremost of the prisoners. We marched one after another at some distance; at about seven miles they killed my child, which I discovered by seeing its scalp; about 12 o'clock I saw another scalp, which I knew to be Thomas Potter's. I have since been informed they killed him at the place where their match coats lay. Friday the 14th, about 12 o'clock, they murdered Samuel Hunter, on the North mountain. They drove us over the Allegheny mountains in a day and a half, and on Monday night about 10 o'clock I escaped-they having sent me several times about three rods from the fire to bring them water. In 9 nights and days I got to Fort Lyttleton, having had no food other than 4 snakes which I had killed and eat, and some buds and roots and the like; 3 Cherokee Indians found me about two miles from Fort Lyttleton, cut me a staff and piloted me to the Fort.
In conversation with the Indians during my captivity, they informed
me that they were all Delawares; for they mostly all speak English. One
spoke as ÿSMB English as I can. The Captain said he had been at
about a year ago. I asked them if they were not going to make peace
the English? The captain answered and said, they were talking about it
when he was in Philadelphia last winter; but he went away and left
Affirmed and subscribed the 12th
of May, 1758-Coramme Geo.
Computerized by Curtis Bard: Spring of 1996.
of Locksley, OL, Pel, &c. (c) 1989, 1990 W. J. Bethancourt III
In the SCA, in written Fantasy, in too many instances the word "bard" seems to
be bandied about in a rather loose manner, being applied indiscriminately to true
Bards, trouveres, troubadors, jongleurs, poets, playwrights, actors...in short,
anyone who entertains.
I hope to clear up this misconception, though to hope that the usage of the word
will be corrected may be a forlorn hope....
Bards are found in Celtic cultures (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Manx and Brittany)
and a rough equivalent can be found in Norse culture, too, where they were
known as "scops."
There is no real equivalent to the Celtic Bard in Anglo-Saxon
In Ireland and Scotland, the use of the word "Bard" apparently fell into some
disrepute, as the records we have show that the Bard was simply a minor poet,
while the "filidh" (seer) or the "ollave" (master poet) occupied the former status
and functions of the Bard.
In Wales, the Bard was not so lucky. There, the traditions ossified, and the
Bards, after the advent of Christianity, became Court Poets, known as
"Gogynfeirdd," or "Prydydd," limited in subject matter and form, and with
rigidly structured rules.
The word that corresponds with the irish "filidh," in Welsh, would be
"derwydd," (oak-seer) the word from which "druid" is derived.
The "hedge-Bards" were the ones that carried on the real traditions of the Bard.
These are the people that gave us the "Cad Goddeu" and the "Hanes Taliesin,"
and who -may- have passed the "Matter of Britain" on to the French troubadors
and trouveres, thus giving us Arthur and Camelot.
The word "Bard," in Wales, denoted a master-poet. In Ireland it meant a poet
who was not an Ollave, one who had not taken all the formal training.
Apparently even the lower-status Irish Bard was on a level with the Welsh Bard
in knowledge and poetic education, however, and these were what I have termed
In the Celtic cultures, the Bard/Filidh/Ollave was inviolate. He could travel
anywhere, say anything, and perform when and where he pleased. The reason
for this was, of course, that he was the bearer of news and the carrier of
messages, and, if he was harmed, then nobody found out what was happening
over the next hill. In addition, he carried the Custom of the country as
memorized verses...he could be consulted in cases of Customary (Common)
Law. He was, therefore, quite a valuable repository of cultural information,
news, and entertainment.
Bards were part of the Druidic hierarchy, though this may or may not
(depending on who you talk to!) be period for the SCA.
A true Bard must know the following: music (and the playing of a period
instrument, preferably Harp), poetry (original, and other people's), song
(original and other people's), the History, Law and Custom of his/her Kingdom
and of the SCA, as much knowledge of mundane medieval history, Law, and
custom as they can possibly learn, and at least a very basic knowledge of
linguistics and alphabet/cyphers. Some training in Folklore, and in the arts of
Sociology and Semantics would help, too. A reasonable amount of heraldic
knowledge would not be out of place, either. See the list of suggested College
courses at the end of this article.
The Bard should investigate the "Matter of Britain" very thoroughly, paying
special attention to Sir Gawain, and to Arthur's Queen. Do a little reading in the
Robin Hood cycle, too, with special attention to the village festivals in Britain
that mention him.
Bards do -not- just sing songs! They recite, and write poetry, stories, tell myths
(both historical and SCA...), but the operative word here is that they -speak-.
Just playing music does not entitle you to be called a Bard.
Some Bards are "titled," that is, someone, be it another Bard, or whoever, or
sometimes (very seldom) the Bard himself, has given them a bardic "name" or
"title," that serves to identify them. Thusly, I am known as "y bardd Gwyn,"
"Bard Ban," or "the Whyte Bard." Another was known as "Derwydd Prydain,"
while even another has no title at all, and does not want one. Be wary of taking
such a title yourself. Allow the giving of such to happen on its own, and do
NOT take it from a King of any kind, unless you wish to be the "King's Bard"
in the Welsh sense of the word.
Each individual Bard will have certain perogatives that they have developed over
the years. I, myself, tend to interrupt a Coronation court, or other Courts, at any
time with a poem, or a song, relating to the event. Other Bards will have other
perogatives. Don't try to set yourself up with these; let them
A Bard should remain as neutral as possible in matters of SCA politics, though
the expressing of his/her opinion -in verse- about such things is quite acceptable,
and is traditionally "non-challengeable," but maybe answered -in verse,- and
ONLY in verse.
The other classes of period musical entertainers include Minstrels, Troubadors,
Trouveres, Jongleurs....and, believe it or not, Heralds!
On Music And Songwriting
Every so often, one hears a self-important "scholar" say something along the
lines of: "Well, you have only written new words, or parodied the words, to a
common tune....this is NOT real songwriting, but simply "filk" (as termed in the
Science Fiction sub-culture) songs."
Tell them to sit on it. This is, and was, an accepted thing to do, is quite
legitimate, and very authentic. The period name for this technique is called the
Just try to keep the general "sound" as Medieval/Renaissance as
possible...admittedly a bit difficult when you are stealing ** er ** adapting a
rock and roll melody, but it CAN be done....and please encourage others to do
If you -must- use a familiar mundane tune that is blatantly out- of-period, be
-clever- with your adaptation. Otherwise, the song becomes just another boring
"filk." About the cleverest I have heard is the use of the "Agincourt Carole" to
the tune of "The Banana Boat Song...." This is one of the most God-awful, and
funniest, things I have heard in years.
On Bardic Circles
A Bardic Circle, at least in an SCA context, is simply a setting for the listeners to
entertain each other. This can be with poetry, song, and stories. All should
participate, though it is not necessary for all to contribute to make it a fun thing
to do. What IS necessary is that the number of things done by each person at any
one time be limited, to keep the inevitable "stage-hog" from monopolizing the
evening, and to keep the "Awful No-Talent Stage Hog" from running everyone
I recommend that each person be limited to TWO songs, poems or whatever at a
time, and then pass on to the next singer. This keeps it varigated, and
interesting, and gives EVERYONE a chance to contribute.
Try to keep discussion to a minimum, but, should it be interesting, let it go on
for a while, as a break in the music. In any event, try to do something different
about every hour or so, to allow your listeners to stretch, use the bathroom, get
refreshments, and gossip for a while. This will keep them there longer, and add
more fun to the occasion.
Suggested College Level Courses:
Basic and Advanced Folklore of the British Isles
Music History (100 and 200 levels)
Anything else in the Music curriculum that relates to Medieval music
Medieval History (100 thru Graduate levels)
Medieval Law (100 thru 400 levels)
The Literature of England (Ireland, Wales, Britanny, Scotland etc.)
Ogham: the Poet's Secret, Sean O Boyle; Gilbert Dalton, Dublin, 1980
The English And Scottish Popular Ballads, Francis James Child; (five volumes)
The Singing Tradition Of Child's Popular Ballads, Bertrand Harris Bronson;
Princeton University Press 1976
The Viking Book Of Folk Ballads Of The English-Speaking World, Albert B.
Friedman; Viking, 1956, 1982
Traditional Ballads: The Compleat Anachronist #11, Tsvia bas Tamara
v'Amberview (pseud.); Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc, 1984
Folk Songs Of England, Ireland, Scotland And Wales, William Cole;
Cornerstone, 1961, 1969
Folksinger's Wordbook, Fred and Irwin Silber; Oak, 1973
101 Scottish Songs, Norman Buchan; Collins, 1974
Rise Up Singing, Peter Blood-Patterson; Sing Out! 1988
The Troubadors: The Compleat Anachronist #44, Leah di Estera (pseud.)
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc, 1989
Caidan Bardic CIrcle Songbook (5 Vols.), Caidan Bardic Consortium, 1988
The White Goddess, Robert Graves; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY 1966
The Golden Bough, James G. Frazer; Avenel Books, 1981
Contrarywise, Zohra Greenhalgh, Ace (paperback) April 1989
Permission is given for this paper to be used in publications of the SCA or
related groups. If you use it, send a copy of the publication to:
Joe Bethancourt - PO Box 35190 - Phoenix, AZ - 85069
Computerized by Curtis Bard: Spring of 1996.
A Review of Software Documentation for a Home Genealogical Management System
by Curtis Bard
Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is an inexpensive documentation/software package that allows a user to enter and update family genealogy information. The PAF book was written and published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City, Utah 1988). This 300 plus page binder type book accurately and fully describes the functions and features of the accompanying software.
The system used for this review was an Apple Macintosh IIcx computer, but the PAF documentation explains that the program can also be purchased for the IBM environment. Indeed, the data can be transferred from the IBM format to the Macintosh (or vice-versa) by use of the "GEDCOM" save feature used in conjunction with the import/export of one, all, or any number of user selected names. This interchangeability is a very significant feature that allows double work to be eliminated and the data to be shared by many households who may have access to one of those systems but not the other. In our families particular case this ability to transfer data was one of the main reasons that we decided to purchase the program (my brother, and my newly discovered Great Uncle both have IBM systems.) The documentation clearly explains how to send a GEDCOM file via modem, and since my Great Uncle lives in the state of Washington, this was a definite advantage.
Another feature, and in my opinion a strong advantage, that the PAF book describes succinctly is the fact that the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) that publishes the package, collects and maintains the genealogical information of millions of individuals; church members and nonmembers alike (approximately 50,000 additional per week). In the future, they expect to be able to allow users to search this huge database via modem (and presumably transfer data back and forth.) They now have several branch genealogical libraries, where a person can search their mainframe database with the help of an on-site computer. One conveniently exists in the Buffalo area. These branches also offer much needed assistance and resources to amateur genealogists. It must be said concerning this point, that since the LDS people have a long-standing, fundamental religious interest in genealogy, it stands to reason that they will continue to upgrade their books and software as time goes on, and will be much less likely to fall victim to the "shake out" of computer software companies that has plagued the field in the past years.
Along with all the standard characteristics and features that you
expect to find in any genealogical package, there are several special
that are worth mentioning. The program is not only limited to names,
and places. There is a "notes" screen that allows the user to enter almost
any information he or she desires. The book describes "smart"
that the software has, such as allowing the user to "copy down", and
from previous" that can be used to easily duplicate name or place
from other fields, or from previous entry screens. Another smart
allows partial names typed by the user, to be completed by the computer
with the simple action of a keystroke command, and subsequent selection
from a list of previously used names and places. These are the main
this author gives this the package a "Buyer's Choice" rating. Future
should make it even better.
On-Line Review of PAF 2.3.1
The new version 2.3.1 of PAF for the Macintosh has now been released. I don't yet know if the utilities described below have been made obsolete by the new version but I will let you know when/if I found out. I did have the opportunity to view a demonstration of the new Mac PAF on Saturday, April 13th, and I was very impressed by what I saw. Following is a brief synopsis of what I saw. Bear in mind that this is not a Mac-literate person speaking, nor do I have any past experience with Mac PAF. It was, however, clear to me that Mac users will now have many capabilities that only DOS users have been enjoying for several years, based on comments from Mac users in the audience.
A few features I noticed that go beyond the DOS version:
A Forest-like capability has now been built-in. This happens to be
of my favorite separate utilities for the DOS PAF. The Pedigree Search
screen can display either two or three generations, based on the users
preference. The three generation version includes the primary
parents, grandparents, and children.
Pedigree search shows a list of spouses for the primary individual.
Complete information on any individual can be seen from Pedigree Search with a click of the mouse.
You can specify the font in several areas for both the screen and reports.
Printed output is high quality. It doesn't use fixed pitch fonts that look like a typewriter.
Printed output can be previewed on the screen - and seen as it will actually appear on the page.
Foreign character sets are supported.
Look up lists (e.g. names that start cz) are provided.
Features like GEDCOM export and FRCHECK run from pull-down menus, not as separate programs.
Easy conversions are provided for to/from DOS PAF.
It has a "real" notes editor and allows you to clearly mark which notes are to be printed or not printed.
Since the program's release, I've been notified by a programmer that worked on the project that he plans to release a number of Mac PAF "add-in" utilities over the next several months. He said the new program's architecture supports this concept and will probably result in a number of enhancements from third parties. -entered by Curtis Bard: Summer of 1996
Afterword note: There are many GEDCOM compatible genealogy programs
now (2001) (mostly for the PC), including; Family Tree Maker, and
TALE OF THE SEVEN COMPATRIOTS - (Snippet)
by Christopher Thomas Bard
"Gimme another round o' ale right now!" Jarron Krasis yelled to the husky bartender who was feverishly scrubbing rusty dinner pots. Jarron was in a hostile mood, one similar to the moods of other humans in the land of Delban. The bartender grabbed a somewhat clean mug from a wooden hook on the tavern wall, opened a keg of ale, and gathered the free falling liquid into it.
As the mug was filling, the bartender turned and glanced cautiously at the stranger. He noticed a gleaming silver broadsword attached to Jarron's belt, and said in a heavy accent, "Where 'd ya get thot fine sword from? D'ya steal it from some king's grave?"
Jarron jumped up in anger, and although he was not a noticeably muscular man, he leapt over the counter with great dexterity. He grabbed the bartender by the collar, lifted him off his feet, and pulled him close to his face. Jarron gritted his teeth and growled, "if there is one thing I don't do, pig, it is steal!" He looked into the bartender's fearful eyes, and spat in his face.
The bartender nervously wiped the saliva and bits of phlegm from his fat, wrinkled face. It was then the bartender got a really good look at the stranger. Jarron was slight in build, not very tall, and seemed out of place with the massive broadsword at his side. His face was cruel and hard, and it appeared as though this face had witnessed many a fierce battle. Long, deep wrinkles coursed his forehead and cheeks, giving an illusion of Jarron's actual age. He wore ancient chainmail that had seen the business end of countless swords and battleaxes. An enormous dagger positioned itself beside Jarron's hip, dangling wildly with Jarron's every movement.
Jarron stared at the petrified bartender for a moment, then loosened his grip on the bartender's filthy collar. He calmly eased his slender body over the bar, and sat down on his stool. The bartender fixed his ruffled collar, and squeaked, "I'm sorry if I have offended you, sir; I was just making conversation." The bartender paused, then added, "I've never seen you around this village before. If I may be so kind as to ask, what is your business in our village of Sagewood?"
Jarron, now calm, answered, "I am on a mission, and I am meeting up with someone in this tavern. I cannot release more information than that. Now, can I get my ale, or what?"
Stelhoz Hannerus emerged from the frigid pond shivering and
He grabbed a cloth hanging from a nearby willow tree and blotted his
skin. - (Christopher Thomas Bard, Circa
Our BEARD to BARD name change really throws a monkey wrench into our genealogy. Here are, as I see it, the relevant facts:
1. The make-up of the BARD crest is fairly consistent, although there are subtle variations (as is common and expected, and even sometimes officially sanctioned).
2. Here's the rub: name usage was anything but exacting in the old days because of illiteracy, language differences, accents, etc. Anyway, Archibald, our ancestor who came over from the old country, was named BEARD. This is documented. His children (Richard, William, and Rev. David) sometimes used the spelling BAIRD or BARD (but never Beard!).
3. NOTHING is factually documented before Archibald's father (David BEARD) and Archibald's grandfather (William BEARD), it's ALL conjecture as admittedly described by G. O. Seilhamer:
** BB page 142: "As to the ancestry of the Bards of Carroll's Delight, NOTHING THAT IS CERTAIN IS KNOWN"; the foregoing SPECULATIONS are given not as a settlement of the question but as facts and conjectures that may aid in future research." (CB- my emphasis)
** BB page 143: "Archibald Beard, the emigrant ancestor of the Bards of "Carroll's Delight," was a son of David Beard, and a grandson of William Beard. He was PROBABLY born in County Antrim, Ireland, and was PRESUMABLY of Scotch antecedents. Among his POSSIBLE Scottish forebears was William Baird of...". "The American family, whose genealogy follows, has ADOPTED the uniform spelling - BARD -...." (CB- my emphasis)
4. So, is the early BARD crest really ours?? It's basic description is mentioned (no picture) in the Bard Book, (page 42) as part of a line that died out. AND, THAT'S PART OF THE INFORMATION THAT SEILHAMER DESCRIBES AS CONJECTURE!! (the undocumented parts about SUPPOSED, and PROBABLE events). More likely, (I think) the BEARD or BAIRD crest would be ours, but since nothing is factually determined before the American Bard spelling was adopted, we have to say- we don't know!
Other than the crest situation, this name problem has other adverse effects too. For instance; did Archibald's brothers, sisters, and other relations use the BEARD name, or use BAIRD or BARD?? Did they come here to America??- I don't think anyone really knows.
This is why I've tried to center communication and exchange of information on what we do know; (I.e.: things after our ancestors came here and took up the BARD spelling). But research should be centered on the things we don't know.
An important "find" would be documented ancestral links to the early BEARDS- Archibald, his father, and his grandfather.
This "name issue" is probably the single most problematical aspect of this, (normally) straight-forward genealogy.
If anyone has any information or opinions concerning this issue - please let us know. (CB- 1996)
An interesting bit of Bard Family Bard Book information that recently came to our attention, is reference to the infamous and courageous warrior; Sir William Wallace (as in Mel Gibson's, "Braveheart" movie? circa 1996) who had a Jordan Baird as his constant companion during eight years of his battles. (See B.B. page 15 Line 1) - (courtesy of: Douglas Raymond Bard (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Andre Bard- 1997).
On the same page (Line 16), the Bard Book describes the oral tradition of Jordan Baird's descendants (the Bairds of Auchmedden and Saughton Hall) in relation to an incident in which King William the Lion was rescued from imminent danger of being attacked by a wild boar? by a Baird, (possibly Hugo de Baird, who was described as being at the English Court with King William the Lion at that time; in 1194). - (courtesy of: Douglas Raymond Bard (email@example.com) & Andre Bard- 1997).
Bard Book page 98-99 describes Dr. Samuel Bard, son of Dr. John and Susanna (Valleau) Bard, b. April 1, 1742, in Burlington, N.J., d. May 24, 1821, Hyde Park, N.Y. As President George Washington's physician during the time that New York was the seat of government of the United States. Dr. Bard married m. May 14, 1770, his cousin, Mary Bard, daughter of Peter and Marie (de Normandie) Bard. Mary Bard was b. June 18, 1746 and d. May 23, 1821. They had 7 children: Susanna Bard, John Bard, Mary Bard, William Bard, Harriet Bard (died young), Harriet Bard, and Eliza Bard. - (courtesy of: Douglas Raymond Bard (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Andre Bard- 1997).
* Of course this early info in Part I; "A Chronicle of the Bards," for us, still lies in the area of the vast amount of general, and as yet unconnected, pre- Archibald BEARD genealogies collected by G. O. Seilhamer in his search to find our early ancestors. ? (CB- 1997)
Page 255 of the Bard Book describes Sen. Thomas Robert Bard as having developed two new roses called; "Beauty of Berylwood" and "Dr. Bard." Thomas Robert Bard (Dec 8, 1841-Mar 5, 1915) was the son of Robert McFarland Bard (Dec 12, 1809-Jan 28, 1851), who was the son of Capt. Thomas Bard (Apr 2, 1769-Jul 9, 1845), who was the the son of Richard Bard (Feb 8, 1736-Feb 22, 1799), who was the first son of Archibald Beard (or Bard) (d. Feb, 1765)- (courtesy of: Douglas Raymond Bard (email@example.com) & Andre Bard- 1997).
Page 291-293 of the Bard Book describes the Bard / Campbell connection and states that William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was washed and dressed when the famous scout was born into this world by Esther (Marks) Campbell (d. Apr 13, 1851), who was married to John Campbell. John Campbell (b.1790) was the father of Stewart Marks Campbell (1814-Jul 16, 1883) who married Eliza Jane Bard (d. Sep 23, 1854), (Eliza Jane Bard was the daughter of Richard (1777-Jan 16, 1859) and Elizabeth Bard (Dunlap) Bard (1783-Feb 14, 1866). Richard Bard was the son of Rev. David Bard who was the third son of Archibald Beard (or Bard) (d. Feb, 1765)- (courtesy of: Douglas Raymond Bard (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Andre Bard- 1997).
Page 312-314 of the Bard Book describes General James Potter's
military exploits in the American revolution, and his connection to General
George Washington. The Potter family had a close relationship with
Archibald Beard (or Bard) (d. Feb, 1765), and other early Bards. -
of: Douglas Raymond Bard (email@example.com)
& Andre Bard- 1997).
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