I am looking for some information about my great grandfather.His name was John S. Beard.According to the 1880 census for Ste Genevieve County, Missouri, he was living there with wife Elizabeth.John was born about 1841. According to that census, John's father was born in North Carolina and his mother was born in North Carolina.Elizabeth's (last name unknown) father was born in Illinois and her mother was born in Kentucky.
They had three children, Joseph Augustus "Gus" Beard, born in Farmington, Missouri; Charles Beard; and Noah Beard.
My grandfather, who was "Gus" would never talk about his family.He always said that he and his brothers left home.A later Texas census indicates that all three of the brothers were in Texas
I would appreciate any information that anyone could provide me.