Gordon was married to Mary Streeter and had two children, Bion Willie Beard and Mary Eva Beard. Gordon and Mary moved to Iowa (Jasper Co.)shortly after they were married with Mary's parents. Mary divorced Gordon shortly before or after he enlisted. A brother filed for veterans benefits on behalf of the children. Gordons father was Nathaniel Beard and Nathaniel's father was William. I have a fairly complete line from Nathaniel on down.