I am just so excited to get this reply. As you can see in my query my Williams last nameis spelled Bearb instead of Beard. That is the way it was spelled when he got to Louisiana. We actually have two Williams, father and son. The only thing we know is the son was of Virginia. We have been checking everywhere we can think of and my sister finally found a listing for a William Bearb on an 1810 census for Baltimore City, ward 1. If you know anything about him please let me know or if you know how to get a copy of this census. Thanks for replying.