Donna: Do you know where Rachel Beard married Clark, could it have been in Missouri. Absolom Beard that married Jane McMinn in NC, later moved to Tennessee, was there thur the 1830 census and I think all their kids were born there. They were in Randolph County, Missouri before 1840, as one of their daughters married John William Harlan there in 1838. I don't know when Absolom died, but Jane McMinn Harlan was listed head of household in 1850. At least two of her children married Harlans.I don't have a marriage for their daughter Rachel. This Absolom was a son of John Beard, he had a brother, Alexander, and a sister, Lavina, who married Robert McMinn,Jr, brother to Jane McMinn. There was also a Mary Beard that married Peter Kuykendall, she was probably a sister of Absolom also. Red Anthony, Arkansas
Researching: McMinn, Harlan, Kuykendall, Parrish, Morris, Anthony and others.