Hello Norma I maybe can help you a little if you are looking for descendents of John David Actkinson. You say you are a ggranddaughter of William Carrol Actkinson and I am a grandson of william's sister paralee. I have done quite a bit of research on Johns descendents. Send me an email and tell me what it is you would like to know. Unfortunately I don't know much about John David and Serena Beard, other than John homesteaded land in northern Arkansas, was the sheriff of Boone county at one time and is suppose to be buried in the cemetery at Leadhill, Arkansas. Im told it is an unmarked grave and I cannot find it. John was born Apr 1836 in Tennessee and died 25 Dec 1902.