I am looking for varification that John Beard and Rebecca are the John Beard family that are in the Macon County, Mo. census of 1840.In the 1850 Chariton County, Mo. census, Rebecca Beard is living alone with her 15 year old daughter, Margaret.I have found a record for the death of a John Beard in Missouri, 8-12-1849 which I think is this same John Beard.He and Rebecca had another daughter, one plus years older than Margaret, named Eliza Louise who married first Samuel Stanfield and then Mahlon Hobson.
Rebecca Beard is 41 in the 1850 census and I felt that she might have married again.Any information about any of these people would be very much appreciated. Coralie Reynolds