My greatgrandfather is Allen Powell Beard of Allen, Louisiana. He was married to Lucy Irene Bright and they resided in Red River Parish/Allen/Coushatta. They had six children - Jessie (Mrs. Jesse Jones), Beatrice (Mrs. Johnnie Newton Smith), Buford George Beard (my grandfather), Allen Powell Beard, Jr. (A. P. or Pete), Geneva (Mrs. Ronald Corley) and Etta Mae (Mrs. Pleasant Bailey).
Do any of these names sound remotely familiar? I have come to a complete dead end on this side of the family!