Dearest Dottie , IAm A decendantof James Beard and Nancy Richardson,Beard .I recently went to a cemetary in southern In.Which is a Beard cemetary .In fact there are two cemetaries with in a mile or so .One is the Beard upper cemetery Which is a mile north of Bristow ,In.. It is really old .Most of the stones are just rocks used for markers .I was told this is a Beard cemetary. The other cemetary is the Lower Beard Cemetary. It is alittle more modern. there is and old steam powered steam engine on the edge of it .The point to my correspondence is this .I seen A Lulae.Albin Beard 1880-1940.wife of John W. Beard1874-1956 in there .I also seen a William T. Beard Born 9-13-1845 and died 1-18-1917 he was married to Elizabeth born 2-17-1846 and died 2-10-1948 .I don't know if this is your Beards but,I figured there might be a connection . I'm not sure if Bristowis in Spencer,or Perry ,Co..You may already know about where this is at or about where these people are buried. But as I strive to find family history I like to help others as well. I recently ran on to a distant cousin Who has my family traced back to 1683 from Scotland when we landed in America. He seen my posting on Genealogy .com.. Let me know if this is any help . Or if you want better directions to this cemetary.Sincerely Vic Beard.