Beard, John a Presbyterian minister, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1800. He was educated at Gallatin; was licensed by the Nashville Presbvtery, April 3, 1823; and ordained by the samne Piesbbytery, April 6, 1826. After several years of labor in Tennessee, he removed to Illinois, thence to Missouri, and finally to Kansas. He died in Atchinson County, Aug. 12, 1866. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, p. 475.