Saturday, October 20, 2007

Query: Roberts/Beard of Benton County

I do not know much about my family past my grandparents. My great-grandmother was Leona Maybelle Roberts, born April 17, 1896 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana to Frank L. Roberts (born August 1863 in Ohio; died after 1910) and Effie E. (born September 1871 in Indiana; died after 1910). Leona had siblings:

--Lloyd R. Roberts (born April 1892 in Indiana; died after 1910)
--Ward M. Roberts (born June 1894 in Indiana; died after 1910)
--Arthur A. Roberts (born about 1908 in Oklahoma; died after 1910)

Frank L. Roberts was a stonemason or brickmason and the family was in the 1900 census in Hickory Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana, then in the 1910 census in Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma.

Leona Roberts married C.O. Beard (born 1895) in Genda, Kansas, in 1912. Leona and her husband, Jack Beard (born about 1887 in Kansas) are in the 1920 census in Vernon Township, Kay County, Oklahoma. Their son, Turley Duane Beard (born about 1914 in Kansas), was my grandfather. He married Alta Pierce and had 4 kids.

If anyone knows any information on the Beards or Roberts families, please let me know.

Jennifer Beard
P.O. Box 28
Prentiss, MS 39474

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