Francis' (known as Frank) father was Byron Boyer Beard born September 17, 1842 in DeKalb Co. IN; married Melissa Baxter, daughter of John Baxter(born 1809 at Washington Co. PA; died September 1859) and Sarah Kelley (born 1810 Huntingdon Co. PA; died 1879). John's parents were William Baxter and Sarah Rogers. Byron Boyer's parents were Elisha W. Beard (born 1815 in Westmoreland Co. PA) and Elizabeth Boyer(born 1818 in Westmoreland Co. PA). Francis' siblings were Harry Herbert (my gg-grandfather), Lizzetia M.,Emily E., Myrtle, and Stella. My uncle, Duane Cummins, who has postings elsewhere in this forum, is much more an expert on this line than I am. Hope this helps.