Hi Glenda, I am aware of many Beard's named Francis. We are trying to find out if the Francis listed in the 1850 Tenn Census, Lincoln Co, age 85, is the brother to William who lived with him, as mentioned in his (William's) pension application.
If he is the brother to that William, then doyou know who their parents are? I am getting confused with all of these.....
There is also a younger Francis, age 20, living in the Moses Cook household, who is next door to the old Francis..
Also, in the 1850 census there is a Francis M. Beard, age 36. This is my great great grandfather.
Do you have any idea how they are all connected????? Thanks,Etta