I have done a search and found an article on the Felt-Tarrant article. I now have the de Berard book that goes back to France and when our great great...grand father Charles Joseph de Berard the XIII sailed from France to America as a Navel Officer with the compainions of Lafayette during the American Revolution in the Fleet of Comte d'Estaing. However the book is from 1232 to 1753. It was created by Frederick Brigham de Berard. It is pretty neat to find out we had a good part of helping this country get going. I would like to fill in some of the gaps after 1753. Thanks. I also have the decription and a very old paper with the Arms of de Berard d'Illins et Serpaize. There were a few de Berards with Nobility. The book is very old and if you are from this end of the de Berard's It says in my copy which is not the original carried to America, that a person Named Mrs. Charles Joseph Jay (Hepsabeth) had the original genealogy. She gave it to Fredrick her grandson and he lost it.
Regards, Lawrence Louis de Berard
P.S. Watch the movie The Patriot you can only wonder at the end of the movie if this is where we came in at!