May 7, 1826 Holly Springs Marion County Mississippi, USA
Dec. 11, 1891 Holly Springs Marion County Mississippi, USA
Holly Thornhill was the daughter of William Elisha Thornhill and Mary Ann Boutwell. She is the grand-daughter of Joseph Thornhill and wife Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Thornhill. They were in the Mississippi Territory before 1808, owning the land that is now Tylertown, Mississippi.
Three Beard brothers married three Thornhill sisters: Aaron Moses Beard married Holly Thornhill Christopher Dyas Beard married Mary Ann Thornhill John Elbert Beard married Rebecca Thornhill
Aaron and Holly Beard had six children: Levina Cumi Beard who married James "Jim" Smith (uncle of Myrah Winnie Smith and Sarah Malissa Smith) Christopher Nelson Beard who married Eliza Jane Tracy Aaron Anderson Beard who married Myrah Winnie Smith Courtney Charlotte Beard who married John Pinkney Prescott Joseph "J. F." Beard who married Sarah Malissa Smith (sister of Myrah Winnie Smith) Elisha P. Beard who married Gatsey Prescott (sister of John Pinkney Prescott)