Dear Mr Mitchell, Though I myself am VERY distantlyconnected to the Beards, I have a book entitled Houpt and Provard and Other Families which has the chronology of the Beards ( along with pics and photocopies of documents) starting with Nicholas the father of Nicholas Jr., grandfather of Nicholas III and g.grandfather to Henry Cornelius. It traces the family all the wayto 1983. You may already have this book, I don't know. If you would like or need any info, ect. I 'd be glad to help out.