These Iowa Beards I have some notes stating Thomas Beard came from Ireland in the year 1775 and settled in Adams Co. Pa. He died in 1789 and buried in Adams Co. Pa. Thomas Beard had 2 daughters and 2 sons. Mary B. born 1783 and Elizabeth Beard born 1785. These two girls imigrated to Columbiana Co. His two sons were John Beard born 1787 and William Beard born 1789. John Beard emigrated to the state of Iowa in year 1855 and had 2 sons and 4 daughters. William Beard was the youngest son was born in Adams Co. Pa. he was a soldier in War of 1812 married Elizabeth Kump in 1823 had 3 sons and 1 daughter and moved to Darke Co. Ohio... is John Beard of Iowa any relation.. I am on Williams line?