William Beard was the father-in-law of my first cousin once removed. I don't have any information on him, other than what I have gotten from your postings. Have some information on Cordelia that might help. William Thomas Wharton December 4, 1874 ,Cleborn Co. Georgia.
Parents:Isaac Thomas Wharton (1849-1913) & Elisabeth Hunter (1851-1933)
MARRIED May 24, 1883 Alabama. Cordelia A (Cordie) Beard
Stella Wharton (Abt 1899- Albert Wharton (Abt 1900- Crist? Wharton (Abt 1905-Born in AL. Flossy Wharton (Abt 1906-Born in AL. Wheeler S Wharton (Abt 1907-Born in Alabama. Isaac L Wharton (Abt 1911-Born in Texas. Thema Wharton (Abt 1914-Born in Idaho. Mary Wharton (Abt 1919- Born in Utah. Ava? Wharton (Abt 1920- Born in AL.