I am also looking for the parents and siblings of Edward Beard, b. 1805 in VA. However, I show him from Mongahala Co., VA, not Agusta Co. I am confused. But I am sure that we are on the same family as I am a decendant of Evan Beard and Mary Williams (gggrandparents) on my mother's side. Would be interested in your information on their trip down the Ohio. I was told by another cousin that Edward, b. 1805, was the son of Edward who married a Delaware Indian woman and was a curcuit preacher on the frontier. My grandmother was able to prove that she and her sister were Delaware Indian enough to live on the reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920's so I feel that this is most likely true that Edward, b. 1805 was half Indian. Would be interested in your thoughts.