Jacob Newton BEARDEN Sarah Nancy Ann BENNETT Mini tree diagram

Richard D BEARDEN3,6,1,5

6th Jul 17605 - 21st Jun 18603

Life History


Born in Unknown.5

(less likely)

6th Jul 1760

Born in Caroline County, Virginia.2,3

(most likely)


Military in Dragoons, abt 10 mos, under Capt William Smith, joined Gen Sumter.1


Birth of son Jacob Newton BEARDEN in Pauline, Spartanburg, South Carolina.3


Resident tax rolls in Wilkes County, North Carolina.4

7th Jan 1793

Married Sarah Nancy Ann BENNETT in Person County, North Carolina.3


Residence2 in Clarke County, Georgia (birth of son Richard).1


Residence3 in Wilkes County, Georgia (land lottery).1


Residence4 in Hall County, Georgia.1

25th May 1857

Death of Sarah Nancy Ann BENNETT in Lumpkin County, Georgia.2,3


Residence5 in Dawsonville, Amicaloa (Amacolola), Dawson, Georgia.5

21st Jun 1860

Died in Amicaloa, Dawson, Georgia.1,3,5

(most likely)

21st Jun 1861

Died in Amicaloa, Dawson, Georgia.3

(less likely)


  • The following notes came from Pamela Dyess Mann.  It appears from sources cited that Richard lived to be two weeks short of 100 years old.  However, the actual age reported in the June 1860 census was 103, which would make the birth year 1757.  This source has an exact birth date, which would make the age 100 on July 6 1860.  The notes below from that same source say Richard was 92 in 1850, and Sarah age 85.  In the 1860 census Sarah does not appear.

    South Carolina Tax Rolls
    Richard Bearden
    Wilkes County, NC, Smiths District, 1793
    Tax List, Page 264

    Military service abt 1781
    Dragoon service, term 10 months, under Capt. William Smith (according to Irma Frances Bearden Casey) under Col. John Thomas, joined Gen Sumter.
    [More details on the battles:

    On General Sumter: http://www.sumter-sc.com/AboutSumter/History_GenSumter.aspx/]
    Ga. Census for 1790-1890
    [This references the Tax lists for Wilkes Co, North Carolina, 1793]

    "Gone to Georgia" lists him in 1805 Wilkes Co. GA land lottery, revolution pension data

    Richard Bearden--Hall Co. 1820  no township--1820 Federal Census-page 129
    Richard Bearden--Carroll Co.1840 pg 054 Federal Census township--729th Dist. 1850--11th Dist pg 015 [appears to be his son Richard]
    Richard Bearden--Lumpkin Co. 830th Dist. 1840 pg.240  Lumpkin Co., Amacalola Dist. 1850 pg.021 [This district is written Amacalola in the actual census sheets; called Amicaloa in Ancestry.com]
    Bearden, Richard age 92 farmer birthstate unknown Sally age 85? birthstate unknown

    Richard Bearden--Walton Co., 88th Dist. 1850 pg. 015 also 1840--Town Dist. pg. 098 [Same year as above -- this would be a different Richard Bearden; this wa a 12-year-old]

    1834 Lumpkin Co., GA State Census Name/# in HH
    BERDIN, Richard.......7  Lumpkin Co, GA

    Marriage William C Bearden = Elizabeth Snow 12/14/1848 [Dawson County was created out of Lumpkin in 1857]
    --  Pamela Dyess Mann, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bigmann&id=I1748

    I am not including in my genealogy listings here the previous generations of Beardens.  Others have covered the Beardens.  I am including in these notes the following information from Pamela Dyess Mann on Richard's parents and siblings.

    John William BEARDEN
    M Birth Abt 1717
    Death 10 OCT 1797 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina
    Burial Flat Creek Cemetery, Bedford, Tennessee
    Note: Carroll County Georgia Tax Digest 1853
    Last Name First Name Misc. GMD Land Dist
    Bearden James 681 4 Bearden Richard 681 4
    Bearden Soloman 729 5 Beardon Aran 729 5  Carroll Co., GA
    Bearden, Andrew J-Jane A Huckabee 9/15/1841
    Bearden, Edward-Elizabeth Boatright 10/1/1856
    Bearden, James J-Frances A Daugherty 9/22/1853
    Bearden, Feubin H-Nancy E Handley 2/20/1859
    Bearden, Solomon-Elizabeth Ann Cockwell 2/7/1847
    Bearden, Aaron-Adaline Boone 4/20/1851
    Father Francis BEARDEN b: 1692 in Isle of Wight, Va
    Mother Sarah BLASINGAME b: 1695
    Marriage Richard Bearden to Lettice WINN
    Lettice Winn BEARDEN b: 1740
    Elizabeth BEARDEN b: Abt 1742
    Edmund BEARDEN b: 1743
    John BEARDEN b: 11 MAR 1744
    Isaac BEARDEN b: 1746
    Humphrey BEARDEN b: 1746
    Mary BEARDEN b: Abt 1750
    Thomas BEARDEN b: 1752
    Richard BEARDEN b: 6 JUL 1760
    Mourning BEARDEN b: 15 JUN 1763
    William BEARDEN Arthur BEARDEN b: 1772
    Benjamin BEARDEN b: 1773
    Ansel BEARDEN b: 1775
    --  Ancestry Trees, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bigmann&id=I1826 (no longer online)


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Pamela Dyess Mann, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bigmann&id=I1748
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Pamela Dyess Mann, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bigmann&id=I4599
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2779675&id=I549288217
  • 4. South Carolina Tax Rolls
  • 5. 1860 Federal Census, Dawson County, Georgia
    • 4 June, Amacalola (Amicaloa) District, PO Dawsonville, p 44, Hse/Family #110
  • 6. Marion L Mixon, Bearden-Langston Genealogy

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