We are very interested in the information you talked about in your query.
We have been tracing ancestor George F. [Franklin] Nard whose earlier family evidently spelled their name "Norred". George F. appears within his birth family in the 1860 Franklin County, GA census as follows:
Household & Family #432: William J. Norred [age] 23 Nancy E.[age] 28 Caroline[age]5 Martha C. [age] 3 George F. [age] 4 months [all of the above born in South Carolina].
If there is a connection here, we'd sure like to hear from you.