There is a book in the Library of Congress about Francis Beard/Baird who was from Nantucket.He settled at Orange County, New York.I have not seen that book.
Fermine Catchings Baird covered the family of Martha Beard at Milford, Connecticut, in her Beard / Baird book.This is available as a facsimile reprint from The Higginson Book Company at Salem, Massachusetts.Their catalog is online at:http://www.higginson.books.comhttp://www.higginson.books.com
Also, Ruth Shelton Beard's Beard book covers the Beard family of Connecticut quite extensively, well into the 1800s.I believe a facsimile reprint is available at The Higginson Book Company at Salem, Massachusetts, but ask them to darken the toner on the copier when they do that book.
The ship that Martha Beard came over on landed at Boston.She and a group of people went with the Reverend Peter Prudden to New Haven where they stayed while land was being located and purchased.She was one of the founders of Milford, Connecticut, in 1639.
I am not in her line, but I had to explore her family while looking for my own Beard/Baird line.