I would appreciate learning all I can about Samuel Leard/Lard/Laird of late-1700s, early 1800s in Laurens (NOT Abbeville) County/District South Carolina. I have a lot of info regarding the Abbeville Samuel Leards and family. Iím trying to definitively connect Margaret Leard, apparent daughter of an Abbeville Samuel Leard/Lard/Laird, who married James H. McDonough in 1817 in Randolph Co. IL to the latter Samuels. I hope to rule out the Laurens Co. Samuel Leard/Lard/Laird. I have a SC church record that says Margaret is connected to the Samuel Leard/Lard/Laird families in Abbeville Co./District SC, but I cannot find a definitive connection to those Leards since there are other Leard/Lard/Laird families in the records, i.e., too many Leards + too few records = much confusion. Thus, rather than proving a connection to the Abbeville Samuel Leards, I am trying to disapprove other potential connections (other Leard/Lard/Laird families). ANY help, any information regarding the Laurens Co. Samuel Leard/Lard/Laird (or a John [1790 SC census] and a Mary [1800 SC census], too) would be very much appreciated.