Not sure if this is a match or not but there is a Stephen Beard shown in the 1850 Hickman Co. KY census as follows: page 6 Stephen Beard, age 27 Blacksmith, b. KY Mary Beard, age 27, b. TN L.B. Beard, age 3, male, b. KY M.S Beard, age 1, female, b. KY M. Sheckle age 17, female, b. SC J.J. Sheckle, age 14, male, b. SC Noa Davis, age 18, app. blacksmith b. KY
It is possible this Stephen Beard is related to the Samuel Beard family shown on page 2 of that same census.Samuel is age 46 b. KY.Samuel named a son Taylor and the IGI has a Samuel Beard b. 1804 KY as son of Taylor Beard of Hardin Co. KY. It's worth checking out.
Another interesting fact is the appearance of the Sheckle and Davis surnames living with Stephen Beard.While I can't state the exact relationships yet, IGI shows a John Sheckle Ray m. Catherine Beard.Their son Samuel Ray had a daughter Lydia that married a Noa(h) Davis, the same one that is living with Stephen Beard in 1850.And these people all lived at some point in Washington Co. KY, Marion Co. Ky and/or Hickman Co. KY.
Trying to determine the relationship between Catherine Beard, Samuel Beard and Stephen Beard, if any. Lorien Gunsallus