You seem to be connected to various Beard sources.I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction.
My ancestor Loderick Maine was married to Anne Eliza Beard, of Burton, Ohio.She was born 1 January 1807 in CT?/NY?/OH? and died in Beardstown, IL.
Family tradition is that she was the sister of Thomas, who founded Beardstown.However, she never appears as a sister in any of family listing.
I do have a letter from Tom to Loderick, which mentions his sister (Anne Eliza) and a Canfield brother in law, and a German one (Boehm, perhaps.Unfortunately I moved recently and can not locate it at present).
My line is through Myron, his daughter Lucy and James Jay Stansell, Jr., their daughter Clara and her husband Charles Patterson, their son George is my father.
Any direction you could point me to would be much appreciated!