Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families family history and financial records, 1839-1894
Scope and Contents
Series contains genealogies and financial statements, receipts, and records from the Collins, Beard, Weaver, Fisher, and Burton families. The records and papers date from 1839 to 1894, with no apparent chronological system or order. The financial records appear to consist mostly of receipts of specified purchases by certain members of the above named families. The name of the store or merchant is also made clear.
- Beard family (Family)
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Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Letters in the collection were between the Beard, Collins, and Fisher families, who were all related. It appears that Thomas Beard and Thalia Collins were brother and sister and Thalia Collins was the mother of Fanny Fisher. The Weaver's are apparently related, but not clear as to how. Other family relationships as follows: L. Collins was the son of Thalia Collins; Hannah was the sister of Thalia; Anna Collins was the mother of Ann E. Collins; Hannah is also either the sister to Edward or Thalia Collins; Jedediah Beard was the father of Amy; Thalia Collins appears to be the mother of Thomas Collins; Selina Beard was the aunt of Fanny Fisher and apparently the sister of Thalia Collins; and Thalia appears to be the mother of Minerva Collins. Various events of the Civil War are mentioned because both Thomas Beard and Edward Collins were in the army, also Jedediah Beard. Lincoln's assassination was mentioned.
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Finding aid available in the repository.
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Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS339.xml