I am searching for the parents of Elias Beard born 5 Nov 1834. Elias married a Catherine C.(?) and settled in Newberry Twp, York Co PA. Just across the Susquehanna River from Middletown, Dauphin Co. His Son Charles C. married Sadie Repman, Charles and Sadie had sons Elmer Josiah and Paul Henry and possibly Charles and Augustus. In the family bible was a notation that Boyd Beard b 12 mar 1895, was the son of Augustus Beard and Carrie Fackler. There was also a notation of a Charles Beard in Blue Island, Illinois. I get the feeling they may had migrated during the depression looking for work and then returned. I found Elmer Josiah Beard's SS# issued in Illinois.
The similarity of family names here and the closeness of locations makes me wonder if they are not connected, or if Elias was one of Issac's first sons?