This line is my paternal grandmothers line. My Beard line starts with her, Bizzie Lee Beard. She was born in Alabama, but moved north to Indiana in 1950 while her family was still young. At the time, her eldest son was 17.
Southern records are few and far between. Which makes my paternal lines harder to source out. The Beard Family is harder than the others. But I have had a few hints and road signs lately. This is still one of my least researched lines.
This line includes Abney, Bachelor, Beard, Bearden, Brown, Clifton, Duncan, Fanchier, Farmer, Haney, Mims, Oliver, Simmons, Sims, Smith, Spence, Strickland. I have nothing on the Brown family. Her mother, Beatrice Brown, died when she was a small child. I do not know who the parents of Beatrice were. They were in the county areas of DeKalb/Cherokee/Etowah/Marshall/ St. Clair of Alabama, and the family research includes the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. A cousin was told they were from St. Clair County, but I have not found them yet. When Beatrice died she was living in Etowah County with her husband, Charles Pinkney Beard.
You can email me if you have something to add or a question about these families.
Gravestones - In Alabama; Butler Missionary Baptist, Carnes Chapel, Morton's Chapel, Noble Hill and Red Hill; In Indiana Riverview.
Database - Information I have collected over the years, some are not my family.