Re: William Beard b. 1760 Pa. - SC, Ga, Al & Tn.
My g-Grandfather Barnwell Preston BEARD Jr. was known as the "Redheaded Dutchman". My mother says she does not know where the name came from. She never questioned whether the family was Dutch or not. His father Barnwell Preston BEARD Sr. b.c. 1831 is as far back as I can get. He showed up in Colleton Co, SC in 1851 buying land next to the Wm CAMPBELL family. Wm CAMPBELL's daughter Anne married "Barney" BEARD.