We had one of those "Ah Ha!" moments today and if you are still reading this thread we would like to share what we have discovered with you. Basically, in a January Term 1843 court proceedings in Benton Co, TN Burrell B [Beaver sic] BEARD [sometimes magistrate, sometimes Esq./attorney] is the Executor for Joshua CURTIS deceased. Other witnesses or parties of interest were Benjamin Hardy (husband of Mary Beard), James HOGG (husband of Bethia Curtis, dau of Joshua Curtis Jr and Nancy Cottrell), and Jackson Jordan. Apparently, your Ezekial BAIRD and Susanna BLODGETT BAIRD were the witnesses for Joshua CURTIS Jr's marriage to Nancy COTTRELL 7 Jul 1794 in Wilkes Co, NC! Now curiosity has bit the cat... What if any are the connections between these Benton Co, TN BEARDS [Burrell B, Willis, James, John, Willie (William B), and Benjamin Hardy's wife Mary Beard] and Ezekial and/or his relatives such as those in Stewart Co, TN just a county or two up north of Benton Co, TN? Benjamin Hardy and James HOGG put up a 500$ bond. And we noticed you stated that Samuel BAIRD's dau Rebecca married Samuel Hog in 1796. So there are also multiple HOGG connections here?