Beard, Edgar a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Connecticut, Oct. 29, 1830. He removed to Michigan when about twenty years of age; experienced religion in 1853; received license to preach in 1854, and entered Albion College for better ministerial qualifications. In 1858 he entered the Michigan Conference. For fourteen years Mr. Beard served the Church with zeal and earnest devotedness. He died March 4, 1873. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 97.