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John Gerard, Rev.

Male - 1787


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  • Name John Gerard 
    Suffix Rev. 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1787  Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3319  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Family 1 Mehetable,   b. 1720,   d. Aft May 1779, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Gerard,   b. 1740,   d. 24 Sep 1816, Middle Run Cem., Sugar Creek Twp., Greene County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. David Washington Gerard,   b. 1742,   d. 19 Oct 1821, Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. John Gerard, Jr.,   b. 1745,   d. Mar 1782, Hardin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     4. William Gerard,   b. 1746,   d. Oct 1782, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. Jonah Gerard,   b. 1747,   d. Jul 1782, Garard's Fort, Greene County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Isaac Gerard,   b. 1750,   d. Aft 1794, Greene County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +7. Nathaniel Gerard,   b. 1752-1753,   d. Mar 1832, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Justus Gerard,   b. 1755, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1828, Garard's Fort, Greene County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +9. Abner Gerard,   b. Between 1758 and 1760, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1819, Montgomery County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     10. Jonathan Gerard,   b. 13 Mar 1763,   d. 26 Jun 1837, Clough Baptist, Anderson Twp., Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     11. Mehitable Gerard,   b. 11 Aug 1772,   d. 8 Oct 1832  (Age 60 years)
     12. Ann Nancy Gerard,   b. 1782, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. William Gerard,   b. 1786
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Gray,   d. 1841, Shelby County, , KY. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1779 
    Children 
     1. William Gerard,   b. 1780, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phoebe Gerard,   b. 1780, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nancy Gerard,   b. 1783, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN GERARD--A QUAKER FROM N.J./1740 VANCLEVESVILLE, BERKELEY
      County, W.VA.

      JOHN GERARD WESTMORELAND County, VA./1709

      GERARD CONTACTS:
      MEL AND ELAINE STEPHENS R 5 BOX 310 LIVINGTSTON, TX 77351
      BRANDT BECKETT 1140 GIBSON AVE., INDIANAPOLLIS, IND.
      ORION DEPINTER 8720 19 RD ARGOS, IND 46501
      MAX WEAVER 5790 DENLINGER RD DAYTON, OHIO 45426
      NANCY B. WALL 7255 W. COX RD PLEASANT HILL, OHIO 45359
      GLENDA THOMPSON ... W. MILTON, OHIO
      NORMA JENNINGS R.R.2 COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA 52738

      The 1699 birthdate as given on the PAF cannot be correct as Rev. John
      would be 86 upon his last child's birth. Nancy (Ann) was born ca 1785.
      The date of 1720 is probably closer to the truth.

      Families tied into the Gerards (directly or indirectly) were the Van
      Metre, Dubois, Sheperd, Hite..pps. 254-264 from West Virginia Families
      show origins of these families as being near Pelmel , along the
      Potomoc
      R. , in Prince Georges County, Md; earlier origins might have been Salem
      County,
      N.J., even earlier in Long Island, N.Y.

      6/20/94

      Hugeunot Emigration to America by Charles W. Baird, D.D. Vol. II ,
      Baltimore Regional Publishing County

      Gerard: Pierre; Bordeaux, France, b. 1652; d. 1724. Pierre, with
      family,
      fled from Bordeaux through Belgium to England after the revocation of
      The Edict of Nantes in 1684. He resided in London for thirty years.
      His
      five sons, including Justus, emigrated to America and settled in Va.
      and
      the Carolinas. Pierre finally returned to France in 1720 after the
      death
      of the French King. Justus settled in Orange County, Va. He was b. 1682;
      d.
      1744; m. Virginia Moss in Orange County Their son John B. Va. 1720; d
      Berkeley County, Va. 1787...p. 93...this cam from Proceedings of Huguenot
      Society of Pennsylavania..Vol. XXXIV..Halll of Historical Society of
      Pa.,
      1962.

      The "Flight from Poitou" comes from Baird's works...Chap
      VI....1681-1686--became associated with Gabriel Bernon in the Huguenot
      settlement of New Oxford, Massachusetts. From the same place came
      Pierre Girrard, one of the refugees in South Carolina, and Aman- and
      Gousse Bonnin, of New York....Pierre Girrard, ne a Poitiers, fils e
      Pierre
      Girrard et de Judith Fruschard--(Liste des Francois et Suisses
      refugiez
      en Caroline, etc.) Elizabeth Damaris Girrard,Isaac Girrard and Marie
      Roubin his wife, ---both of these names occur frequently among those
      of
      the Protestants of Poitou--were members of the French Church, New
      York, in 1694 and after.

      Huguento Ancestry--p. 136..Ga. Bicentennial Memoirs by Knight Vol. 3,
      p.
      412 (South Carolina Huguenot list.)..Gerrards--Guearrards--
      Near the middle of the seventeenth century, Robert, John , and Jacob
      Garrard, sons of Anthony Garrard and grandsons of Peter Garrard,French
      Huguenot, came to America. They were cousins of Col. William Garrard
      of
      Stafford County, Virginia, who was the father of Governor James Garrard
      of
      Kentucky. The town of Garrodsburg was named for him. Robert (above)
      settled in South Carolina; Jacob settled in Stafford County, Va. where
      his
      oldest son Anthony was christened 2-21-1756. This family removed to
      North Carolina and Anthony later came to Wilked County,Georgia, and Jacob
      Garrard came to Jackson County, Georgia. Anthony married 1777 Elizabeth
      Green. He died in Wilked County, 1807. He was a soldier in the American
      Revolution. Among his descendants was Gwuilliam (William), a prominent
      lawyer of Savannah, Ga. Louis F. Garrard was speaker of Georgia
      Senate.
      John Garrard (third of the emigrants above), born in England 1730,
      settled in South Carolina. He married Mary Bolt. In 1773, he received
      a
      land grant in Wilked County, Georgia, seven miles above Washington,
      Georgia,
      for his Revolutionary service. His wife died in 1804 and he married
      again
      and moved to Jones County, Ga. His children were by his first wife. Jacob
      Garrard was also a Revolutionary soldier. He settled in 1807in Putnam
      County, Ga. He married 1786 Elizabeth Barron. He died 1819; she died
      1827.