I am looking for the parents & siblings of John Beard, b. 1818 in either Indiana or Tennessee. His father is listed as being born in Tennessee & his mother in Kentucky. He married Jane Ann in Robinson TWP Posey county, IN in 1847, but his last name was listed as Baird. Her side is well documented for a lot of generations but there is nothing I can find prior to his marriage.
They moved to Iowa then to Missouri. I know where they are buried etc, but can't find out anything about him. I was told by family that we were related to Thomas Beard that founded Beardstown IL but can't find a connection there. I have also gone through several Beard/Baird geneology books but can't find any info that is close.