I remember there was a Rod Beard, but I did not fine him in the census listed with the family. It is possible he may have been older & living on his own.My mother was Lyda Boatwright daughter of Mattie Beard.We called Booker (Book) He was pretty close with my grandmother.I also remember hearing about J. D. Beard. I know he was my mother's cousin. My mother was born in (07) & died in (90) She lived in Memphis most of her life, but I brought her to Texas the last 3 yrs so I could take care of her. I am going to go back and look up the census again to see if I find Roderick.My grandmother was born in 1880 and lived to be 95.She was a wonderful person and we all loved her dearly. I knew Hal and Nell also. Do you know Rains Beard?I am not sure who's son he was.He was mother's cousin and lived in Memphis. The man who looked like you was probably a cousin!Did you ever hear the names Maurice and Lonnie? Guess I need to e-mail you.Will let you know what I find on the census. I found Henry A., Thomas and Richard's civil war listings on-line.