David, I have a list of John Beards beginning SC/NC in 1795. John Beard (my GGGGgrandfather) married Elizabeth(?). At some point they moved to North AL (Franklin, Lawrence & Lauderdale Counties. They had at least 3 children. Their oldest son Martin H. b. 1831. died in Lawrence Co, AL in 1880. He was married to Emaline Hutto. They had at least 4 children. Their son John Van Buren Beard b.1852 in AL d.in 1914 Franklin Co. AL. He married Margaret Emaline Little.They had 13 children.John Martin b.1873 in AL.Married Julia Sophrany Ellen Jones.Both buried in Lawrence Co., TN.John Ignacious "Naish" Beard b. 1895 in Franklin Co., AL., d. 1983 in TN.