James, Have you found any pension papers on Isaac, that Elizabeth Francis Mendenhall Beard would have filed for? That is one of the items I have to do for this line. Also listed is to look for the Beards in the Conecuh AL area, where I show Elizabeth was born. Since Isaac was born in AL., perhaps they were from the same area. Records show they were married in Caney, Marion County, AR. in 1845. In my searches for other family lines, movement with interconnected families was common. My Beard research has just begun. Do you know the moving patterns of the Barry and Nancy Beard family? Also want to find the unit Isaac served in.