I've found this and wonderingif anyone is connectedto this line, too.[William Beard Sr. was in Madison Co., Al. in 1830 census. with 2 males20-30, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 20-30. Samuel and Alexanderwas live near him.]Sons say they were born in Sc. Where was William, SR.??
William Beard, Sr. Orphan's court Book 5 p. 237 24 Dec 1832 Madison Co., Alabama
William Beard, Jr. applies for letters of administration on the estate of WILLIAM BEARD, SR. dec'd; citations ordered issued to next of kin;
Page 24814 Jan 1833 Citations ackowledged by SAMUEL BEARD, ADAM BEARD, JANE BEARD AND ANDREW BEARD, heirs and next of kin ; Wm. Beard JR,issued letters with ADAM BEARD, AND JOSEPH M KENNEDY sureties. On the application of WM. BEARDfor letterson administration on the estate of WILLIAM BEARD, SR. deceased it is ordered that the next of kin be cited to appear before the judge of said court at the courthouse in the town of HUntsville on the 2nd monday in January, next to show cause if any have, why letters of adminsration on said deceased's estate shall not then be granted to said applicant.
Monday the 14 th January 1833, This day WILLIAM BEARD, JR. again applied for letters of aministration on the estate of WILLIAM BEARD, SR. dec'd andthe citation hereofore awarded having been duly returned acknowledged by SAMUEL BEARD, JANE BEARDAND ANDREW BEARD, heirs and next of kin of said deceased. It is ordered by the court that he give bond and securities in the penalty of one thousands, conditioned as the law directs, whereupon, said WM. BEARD, JR. has taken the oath prescribbed that letters of administration by granted to him as applied.