Bard, David a Presbyterian minister, was born in Leesburg, Va. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Donegal, probably in the spring of the year 1777. At the meeting of Presbvterv, April 17, 1778, he announced his intention of taking a chaplaincy in the army, but changed his mind the following June. In October, 1778, he received a call to the great Cove in Virginia, and was ordained June 16, 1779. He supplied this church for one year, and then accepted a call to the united congregations of Kittoctan and Green Spring, Va.; the salary to be paid in wheat, rye, and corn. In 1782 he applied for release from this charge. Subsequently he was called to Bedford, Pa., in which charge he served three years; and in 1789 he made application for dismissal to the Presbytery of Transylvania, Ky., from the Presbytery of Carlisle. He returned this certificate the same year and accepted a call from the Frankstown congregation, and was stated supply at the same time of Sinking Valley. In 1799, after serving the congregation of Frankstown for ten years, the relation was dissolved at his own request. He was representative to Congress from the district in which he resided for twenty- two years. Mr. Bard was an anti-federalist, and opposed to the administration of the elder Adams. He died March 12, 1815. See Hist. of the Presbytery of Huntingdon, 1874; Alexander, Princeton College in the 18th Century.