My mother was a Beard and I am trying to research the family history. I have located my GGGG grandfather as John D. BEARD, b. in SC around 1790, apparently married Sealy or Celia, also b. in SC around 1800. They apparently moved to AL around 1820? I believe they had at least 5 children who I believe were born in AL: John H., Sarah A., Josiah, Arasmus, Julia A. and Pleasant. John H. BEARD (my GGG grandfather) married Martha Caroline ? and had at least 3 children: William C.(b.1853), James M.(b.1855)and Virginia (b.?). William C. BEARD is my grandfather's grandfather. Please help with any information you can provide to fill in the gaps and trace back to further generations. I will gladly trade information. I want to get this information in presentable form soon to give to my grandfather who is 84 years old and the most important influence in my life.