BARD, David, (1744 - 1815)


BARD, David, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at “Carroll’s Delight,” Adams County, Pa., in 1744; was graduated from Princeton College, New Jersey, in 1773; studied theology and was licensed to preach by the Donegal Presbytery in 1777; was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry at Lower Conotheague in 1779; missionary in Virginia and west of the Allegheny Mountains; pastor at Bedford, Pa., 1786-1789, and later at Frankstown (now Hollidaysburg), Blair County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1799); elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pa., March 12, 1815; interment in Sinking Valley Cemetery, near Arch Spring, Blair County, Pa.