Robin, I think we have a match My GGG Grandfather was James E. Beard He was the brother to William and Joseph Beard from Elk twp, Kanawha County, WV.The story has it that there was some hard feelings over the Land there.He moved from WV to Richland County, Oh. I have been Looking for a relative for a while.I also have an 1880 census that says there were two other children Mary F. and Jennie C. Beard.Do you have James Adkins mother as Margaret? or was that his wife? I would love to know any info on the family that you may have.I think Joseph Married a Martha? They have several Children He died 1930 Montgomery Fayette, WV Do You know who has the farm in Kanawha now?