First Generation: Moses Beard born in Ireland about 1743. Died 2-9-1833. buried in Pue cemetery in Athens, GA, His son Jonathon Beard was born 8-1-1786.Lived About 80 Yrs.His son James Travis Owen Beard (JTO) was born in Buford GA 2-17-1822.Married Easter Johnson.They had 4 sons and 4 daughters . He owned Slaves and fought in the civil war. His son William James Beard was born 7-31-1858 near Norcross.Married Josephine Cook. They had 15 children including George Dewey Beard.My Pa Pa.I can mail you a more extensive history if wish.