I am missing a hard link into your line(s).I am running with 30-50 year old data from memory but now stored in a database.
Have reviewed the postings on the William Beard quandary and believe I need a GEDCOM just to see 'who's on first'.But to add or subtract from the discussions ... very few, if any, posting have daughters named.But I did find a posting of a Wm Beard with a wife named Eleanor Irwin and son John b. 3-30-1765 that may be the 'missing' link if I can then also figure out which Wm Beard he is.
Here is what I have and hope that someone can provide assistance on either or, hopefully, both names (Beard / Irwin).From Bottom up:
Patience Madella Beard b. 1792 SC ... m. 1808 Union Co,SC ..... Samual Micajah Landrum ..... (01-04-1785 SC > 09-30-1834 Hall Co, GA) ... Father - William Beard(No info) ... Mother - Eleanor Irwin/Irvin/Erwin (No info)
Patience and Samual Landrum produced 7 children: 3 Daughters and 4 Sons with one being Monroe 'Micajah' Landrumm. 1846 Agnes E Tate in Hall Co, GA.
This Landrum family lived and saw marriages in and around Gainesville, GA (Hall / Lumpkin Counties) in early 1800s.
Just so the Beard researchers don't feel they have a lock on confusion, the Landrum's, and probably every other large family that I have worked on in my tree, have the same 'Wm' problem. Try 20 children in less than 20 years or a second marriage to a brother/sister of the first mate. It is also prevalent where names are repeated many times in the same or sucessive generations with little documentation.At least the British royalty added trailing numbers.
As a side note, I am not into publishing anything.Just putting an extensive but accurate tree together for my family and helping others do the same.I have found too much published mis-information already.