I am looking for Alexander Beard's parents who, according to the 1880 census were born in Pennsylvania.The line goes as follows:
ALEXANDER BEARD b. Brown Co., OH 1822 moved to Vermillion Co, IN 1834 married HARRIET JONES in Edgar Co. IL1851 moved to Clarke county, IA1856 moved to Ringgold Co, IA1866 died Mt Ayr, IA 1894
Children: 1 John Clarke Beard b. July 2, 1855; d. Sept 5, 1892 2 Mary Beard - b. about 1859 3 Richard Beard b. Apr 8 1860 Clarke Co, IA; d. Mar 24, 1928 Mt Ayr, IA. About 1910 he moved to Troy, KS.He worked as a shoe cobbler the later years of his life, working in Mt. Ayr IA, Troy KS, Bethan MO, Redfield and Afton, IA.He was unmarried. 4 Edwin Link Beard – b. about 1861. Last known to be in Wheatland, WY 5. Charles F Beard - b. about 1863 5. J. Frank Beard – b. about 1865. Last known to be in Los Angeles, CA.