This is not my line. Was researching Nelson of Rowan Co, NC > Fayette & dau counties, KY, > Roane Co, TN, found this on LDS Bourbon Co., KY, REEL 2241509
Case 2642, possibly an action of Richard Beard for divorce from his wife [Only called “Mrs. Beard” that I saw, but possibly could have overlooked given name – mlj].Justices of Bourbon Co., KY requested justices ofWashington County, Maryland to take the depositions of Abraham and Joshua Ruddick, _________ Householder Sr. and Jr., Sally Downing, Leonard House and wife.Two depositions were on file, one stating saw nothing ever improper between “Mrs. Beard and John Carter”, the other stated Mrs. Beard was lying on her bed with her child and John Carter was lying on the bed also.I could not decipher the names of the deponents – mlj].