Thank you for your prompt and helpful response.Can you tell me your documentation for this information on Robert Beard.
I have two entirely different answers to the question of Robert's parents.One source says that he is the son of Samuel Mitchell Beard and Mary Mitchell of Bedford County.The wedding took place in Bedford County in 1806 with Joel Jared, surety and marriage performed by Richard Pope.Sarah was the daughter of John and Rachel Jared. [Marriage Bonds of Bedford]
The problem that I have with Robert Beard as the son of Edward Beard and Sally Walker is that they are from the Augusta County line of Beards which does not seem to have a direct, proved connection with the Bedford County Beard line.
Do you have a copy of, or know where I could find, a copy of the marriage certificate. All I have is the listing from the Marriage Bonds of Bedford.
I hope that together we can solve this question.All my best.mike beard