My father's grandmother was Maude Beard of Bryan, Tx. (1882 - ?). Her Father was John Alexander Beard.
Maude had 8 siblings: Jim H., Horace, Mirtie, G. May, John W., Earnest S., Pearl M., and Travis W. Travis married Mattie King.
I also foud a Travis Beard in the Alabama birth records. He married Naomi Allen 2/17/1839. Oddly, Naomi's name appears in the family's records as John Alexander's mother (no husband's name given). But it could obviously be wrong.
If you have any information that would help me, or if I can help you, please contact me. I would appreciate ANY information.