I have a great deal of information on Josiah Littleton Beard, 3/2/1828-1/17/1909. He married Emmaline E. Patterson, 5/3/1827-12/9/1907, on 2/14/1850. He was born in Bedford County, Tennessee. She was born in Marshall County, Tennessee. His father was William Elijah Beard and his mother was Martha W. Patton. Her parents were James M. Patterson and Mary (Polly) Reed. Their children were John Marshall Beard, 1/18/1851; Minerva Jane Beard, 7/21/1852; Thomas Luther Beard, 7/18/1852; James E. Beard, 4/4/1858-1870; Samuel Franklin Beard, 7/15/1866; Martha (Mattie) A. Beard, 1870-1888. John Marshall was a state representative from Benton County, Ark. We have several of the obits, we have a barn on our family farm which Uncle Luther built, and we've written several Beard stories for a local history book. The book, Benton County History, was published by Curtis Media Corporation, 1991. The publisher is based in Dallas. Please e-mail me for further information.