Adrian was born in 1804. He is said to be the son of John Lewis Beard and Mary Faust. Adrian married Martha M. Smith. In 1850 they are enumerated on the federal census in York County, South Carolina. 
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QG-SX6 : 12 April 2016), Adrian W Beard, York county, York, South Carolina, United States; citing family 3, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Adrian by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Adrian: