I need some help with the Beard trail from Ohio in reverse. Starting with Joel Beard - Born 1797 in Kentucky.He married in Franklin Co,Ohio on Nov 18,1824 to Catherine (possibly ROBERTS) He was still alive at the 1880 census.His father was John Beard & his mother was Sarah (last name unknown). Catherine was born on Oct 6,1797 in New Jersey.She died Oct 6,1855 in Hancock Co,Ohio.Joel was her 2nd husband. Catherine`s 1st husband was a Potter.Joel got remarried and his 2nd wife was Soloma Hartman.They got married on Aug 10,1856 in Hancock Co,Ohio.Not positive but she might have been born in 1840 and died in 1897.Her father was Nicholos Hartman & her mother was Susan Shoup.Catherine & Joel had 4 sons, James,John,Richary Emery,and Alexander. They also had 2 daughters,Mary Ross and Clarissa. Joel and Soloma had 1 son,Abraham Lincoln,and 4 daughters, Anna Eliza,Sarah J,Martha Jane, and Susan. My forward line is Joel`s son ALEXANDER. Born- Nov 24,1838 in Hancock Co,Ohio.Married Dec 17,1859 in Hancock Co,Ohio.Died- Aug 7,1923 in Bowling Green,Ohio>Wood Co.Buried- New Bellville Ridge Cemetary. He was with Company H,57th Ohio Infantry. He was a farmer in Wood & Hancock Counties.He married Mary Lorraine Shoemaker.She was born on Apr 28,1844 and died on Jan 26,1908 In Bowling Green,Ohio and buried the same place as Alexander.Her father was Henery S. Shoemaker and her mother was Cynthia Roberts.They had 5 sons,Henery Edson,John Emory,James M, William Porter>>and my G Grandfather,George Washington Beard.They had 5 daughters,Emma Josephine,Elisabeth Elwilda, Kaddie Eunitta,Alice Amanda,and Clarissa May.Info from George Beard..forward there is no problem,would like more info with Joel,Alexander and before. Thank You Darrell R. Beard Sr.