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Re: Kentucky Bards
Posted by: cheryl cessna (ID *****9215) Date: June 30, 2002 at 21:04:57
In Reply to: Kentucky Bards by James Smith of 462

Hi Jim,
A follup up to your Bard family. I am not a Bard family member but my Cessna family came from Muhlenberg County and the Rev, Isaac Bard was very prominent in the early years of the county as was the Rev.Adlai Boyd, who was married to a Cessna.
Anyway, because of my knowledge of the Bard name, I came across a book years ago, The Bard Family, published in 1908. Its a family history book on the Bards.....from Scotland and Ireland into America. I paid $20.00 for it and kept it over the years. I got it in Carmel, Calif in the 1980's and some of the pages weren't even cut apart so I had to do this myself. This made me think that this book must be very rare. It was written by a G.O.Seilhamer, Esq in Chambersburg,Pa which is an area in Pennsylvania where many Bards lived before migrating into Kentucky.
In this book, pg 267, lists the children of William Bard, founder of Bardstown,Ky and his wife, Mary Kincaid: James,David,Ebenezar,William and Isaac.
Isaac married Matilda M.Moore and they lived in Greenville,Ky (Muhlenberg Co) and had Henry Clay, Luther, Lafayette, Verona who married Carroll Larkins, and Martha who married a mr. Hollowell.
Could your Geneva be Verona?? No Geneva is listed in the index.
Let me know if i can be of any further assistance........would love to help you more. This book contains some very interesting history on your family.
Sincerely, Cheryl Cessna

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