I may have found the brother of your Charles Beard. My gggreat grandfather was James Beard from PA NY area and moved to OHIO had children who spelled their name Beard and Baird both. Legal documents are Beard but signitures on marriage certificates are Baird. James had a son in OH (James) who married and moved to MICH where they had 10 kids 1866-1888. These people spelled the name both ways. Help me if you can & we'll share info. THANKS!!!