John Edward Beard was my great-great-grandfather. I have info from a family bible I have not seen. I was told the info. He was born in Ill. 10-12-1833. He married Susan Collins 10-4-1855 maybe in Tippah Co. Miss. They moved to Dorsey Co ark in the late 1850's ( now this part is Lincoln Co). They had 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died 4-27-1882 I assume at home and is burried in the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetary at Palmyra Ark. If you need anymore info please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgI would also like a copy of your book when it is published.