Charley BEARD was born in March of 1866, possibly in Georgia. Family stories are that he walked with a limp, and it is said in some stories that he had only one leg, and was a sherriff in either Georgia or Alabama, Saint Claire County being a possibility. Supposedly his brother, James, was his deputy. I have not found any proof of this. I do have proof of diabetes in the family, as that is what killed his son, my great-grandfather.
Charley married Nancy E. BEARDEN, born March 28, 1866, in DeKalb County, Alabama on April 16, 1884. They had 10 children, Alma, Lucinda, Marion, Drew, Sarah L., Charles Pinkney, Roland Franklin, John A., Joseph Alex and Addie. Charles Pinkney 'Pink' is my direct ancestor.
Charley died June 28, 1902 in Turkeytown, Etowah County, Alabama. I have not yet found his father.