I am looking for any info on this family. My great grandfather use to do some work for him and kept in contact with him while he was in the Civil War. There is one name that I can not make out but it does start with a M Beard.(Melville) Any info would be great.. I don't know if there would be also a J.E.Beard. Not sure if that is an E or a C. Any info would help so much. Trying to read a diary that James Darwin kept in 1864 and 1865. Thank you.