In 1826, there was a deed that named all the living children of Josiah Lard Sr.:
Lawrence Co. MS Deed Book A p.278-3003
Jan. 9, 1824 Josiah Lard of Lawrence Co. deeded to his children: Ruthy Lard, Jesse Lard, David Lard, Timothy Lard, Josiah Lard, Noah Lard, John Lard, Levy Lard, Abraham Lard and Elizabeth Lard, for natural love and affection, "all the lands and tenements, goods and chattels" lying in Lawrence Co., Miss., belonging to Josiah (X) Lard. Wit A, Hargis, W. W. Whitehead.
Children of Josiah Lard, Sr. as found in the 1850 census:
Ruthay Lard McCay, age 55, b. in SC, apparently a widow, in Scott Co. MS
Jesse Lard, age 53,b. in SC, farmerin Smith Co. MS
David Lard,age 50, b. in SC,farmer in Frankin Co. MS
Timothy Lard, age 46, b. in KY,farmerin Scott Co. MS
JosiahLeard, age 41, b. in MS,farmer in Lawrence Co. MS
Noah Lard, age, 36, b. in MS, farmer, in Leake Co. MS
John Leard, age 36, b. in MS, farmerin Lawrence Co. MS
Levy Lard, ??
Abraham Lard, ??
Elizabeth Lard, ??