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BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 




Gen. Sir David Baird, 

William of Newbyth. Created Baronel in 



Son of Sir William 

Married, 1810, Preston Campbell, of Fern Tower, 
County Perth. Died without issue, 1829. 



1809. 



Baird and Beard Families 



A GENEALOGICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND HISTORICAL 



COLLECTION OF DATA 



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BAIRD - WARD 

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Copyright, 1918, by 
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DEDICATION. 

I dedicate this compilation to the spirit of freedom, 
civil and ecclesiastical, born in the sturdy, courageous 
Scots, who, like the "eagles of their craigs," were keen- 
sighted, strong and fearless. The spirit of democracy 
which at that distant time protested against autocracy 
of church and state, having the courage of its convic- 
tion, tried to find freedom in Ireland, and later found 
it in the United States. Many of these men as "younger 
sons" left home, friends and comforts to stand for what 
is shaking the whole world today (a hundred and fifty 
years later) to its foundation. 

Here this strong offspring of liberty today stands 
ready to help the Old World take its stand for the same 

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great principle — like David, having not the armor of 
Saul, but coming in the name of the Lord God of Israel, 
not to kill, but to protect the great brotherhood of man. 



PREFACE. 

I have never worshiped ancestors and think the old saying is often 
true: "Ancestry is like the potato — the best part under the ground." 
I am too democratic to wish to tack on to royalty, except royalty of 
character. 

My only object in beginning this research was to find who my 
father's people were in Scotland and Ireland, and as much regarding 
them as I could. I have a certain feeling of grateful acknowledgment 
of their sturdy, fearless standing for their principles and liberty, coming 
to such a new and distant land, many of them in sail boats, having lost 
by confiscation what money they had had trying to save the cause they 
felt was right. I feel a respect for the man who could use his practical 
intelligence in earning an honest living, so the blacksmith, the weaver, 
as well as the professor, warrior or missionary, are all recorded with 
equal care. 

In searching for my own people, many others of different lines re- 
sponded, so the data grew to include many branches; but as they seem 
to have sprung originally from the same source, I will record them. 
I do not claim that all I have recorded is absolutely correct, but after 
careful study I have grouped some as possibly belonging to the same 
family, judging from given names, localities, counties from which they 
emigrated, and times of emigrating, and the claim in old letters of re- 
lationship. 

Not one person can hope, to bring order out of chaos, yet each can 
do his best, and I hope there are those who, having data which I have 
not, may take the threads of this unfinished skein and, with what they 
have, untangle and make it into a complete whole. 

My information has been gathered from old colonial records, many 
genealogical histories at New York Library, old letters, with copies of 
Bible records, and records of wills, deeds, marriages and baptisms. 

My first thanks for valuable records are to James Powers Baird, 
of Uniontown, Pa., who spent many years gathering data; Mr. R. A. 
BaIRD, of Early Grove, Miss. ; Miss M. E. BAIRD, of Bon Air, Va. ; 
Mr. David Baird and Mr. Froman, of New Jersey, and Mr. 
George W. Baird (Rear Admiral), of Washington, D. C., and 
Mrs. Torrey, of Baird, Miss. 

Much historical and geographical information has been gained from 
"A Chronicle of the Bards," by G. O. Seilhamer. 

To one and all I return thanks. 

Fermine B. Catchings. 



"A HINDRANCE TO GENEALOGY." 

"Nothing strikes the genealogist of 1903-4 so forcibly as the vast amount of 
wasted power which has been expended over the subject (genealogy). I believe 
the curse which has affected our genealogical inquiry has been the desire for 
definiteness. Investigator after investigator has traveled precisely the same road, 
but, unlike most travelers, he has too often failed to vouchsafe to posterity the 
results of his observations. Had he been content to print, or at any rate to leave 
in a form that could be manipulated by others, the result of his work, genealogy 
would stand on a far better basis than it does today. 

"For example, all the research being put on the ducal line of the Gordons — 
for one hundred and fifty years, which 'was identical with the nation's history' — and 
nothing written of the numerous branches who were content to remain on the 
borders; and the more important cadets in the North remained without historians 
at all. 

"By the way of a footnote I cannot help mentioning the enormous activity of 
American genealogists. Here is a people busy with the world of affairs in a 
way we scarcely understand; and yet the merest amateurs there find time to in- 
vestigate their history with relentless energy. The fact is a useful reminder to 
those who regard antiquarian and antediluvian as interchangeable words." — (J. M. 
Bullock's Historical Review.) 



SOME PRESENT-DAY HAPPENINGS, 1917. 

Excerpts from the Christian Science Monitor (1917). 

Before taking up the record of the past I would like to call atten- 
tion to some of the fruits of the stand our fathers took, in establishing 
democracy in this country a hundred years ago, by excerpts from a 
current newspaper: 

"Little more than a century ago a British army, acting under one of the 
malicious and senseless orders of George III, was burning Washington; this year 
Mr. Balfour, the British minister, addressed Congress, and our President, Mr. 
Wilson, made a new precedent in the annals of Congress by attending the House 
to hear him." In this year [1917] when it was impossible to remain out of the 
war, the question whether a volunteer or a regular army should be sent to France 
must remind everyone of the fact that, in the crisis of the American Revolution, 
two French generals came to the United States — the one Lafayette, the head of 
a body of volunteers, the other Rochambeau, in command of the French regular 
troops. At a dinner at which M. Jusserand was present, he said, "It's General 
Rochambeau 's visit General Pershing is returning." This is the year when the 
beautiful statue of Lafayette was unveiled by Rene Viviani, of the French Mis- 
sion, and when such an ovation was given Marshal Joffre. At the time the dis- 
tinguished British Mission landed, the Stars and Stripes was floating beside the 
Union Jack from the Victoria Tower at Westminster for the first time. 

President' Wilson says: 

"To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that 
we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the 
day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might 
for the principles that gave her birth and happiness, the peace which she has 
treasured. God helping her, she can do no other." 

He dedicated, as the Chief Executive of the nation, the energies 
of this country to the prosecution of the war. 

Without a single dissenting voice in either house, the Congress of the United 
States has passed a bill providing for the issuance of $7,000,000,000 in bonds, 
the proceeds of which are to be used in helping to defray the cost, to itself and to 
its sister nations, of carrying on a defensive war against military autocracy. The 
people of the United States do not hesitate a moment when the choice lies between 
billions and an ideal, between anything material which they possess and the 
realization of world democracy. Sooner or later democracy will have to realize 
the fact that it must fight out the battle with autocracy. Neither can make terms 
with the other, for the simple, obvious fact "there is not room for both of them 
to live at peace in the same world." "He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall 
never call retreat." 

The envoys of the Allies went in the Mayflower to Mt. Vernon 
to pay tribute to Washington. 



10 SOME PRESENT DAY HAPPENINGS 

France sent by them a bronze palm to be placed on the tomb. Mar- 
shal Joffre, the spokesman, said: 

"I respectfully salute the great soldier and lay upon his tomb the palm we 
offer our soldiers who have died for their country." 

Mr. Balfour said: 

"There can be no spot on earth where any word on the subject of 'liberty' 
can have greater meaning than at the tomb of Washington. Great Britain sent 
a bronze wreath, with the inscription, 'Dedicated by the British Mission to the 
immortal memory of George Washington — soldier, statesman, patriot — who would 
have rejoiced to have seen the country of which he was by birth a citizen, and 
the country which his genius called into existence, fighting side by side to save 
mankind from subjection to military despotism.' " 

A telegram from Donald B. McMillan (formerly one of Peary's 
lieutenants), leading the Arctic exploration, says: 

"Blocked again at Cape Herschel, I found a way through the mountains into 
Baird's Inlet. Here at Eskind Point the walls of three stone houses and remains 
of a boat marked the site of the first encampment of Greely's party. Before turning 
back I searched the cape carefully for records and boat of British expedition of 
1876. The mail found was legible and in fairly good condition. Mapped Baird's 
Inlet on return." 

"It was Mr. Lloyd George who, in one of his picturesque phrases, described the 
military airmen as the 'Bayards of the clouds.' There is as a matter of fact some- 
thing peculiarly fitting in the name, for the fighting in the air has been carried on 
with less rancor than anywhere else. In the air at all events there has been no 
gas, no submarine, no violation of white flags and so the fighters in the air have come 
to adopt towards each other something of the chivalry of the great fighters of the 
past. They are, in short, like Bayard — 'sans peur et sans reproche.' " 

"A few miles away, across the uplands, lies Sulgrave Manor, with the Wash- 
ington stars and stripes carved on the lintel over the doorway." 

"Americans in England accepted from the English the gift of Sulgrave Manor, 
in Warwickshire, sealing the centennial of Anglo-Saxon peace." 

"On December 11, 1917, General Allenby made his state entry into Jerusalem. 
A very deep impression has been caused throughout Palestine by what the in- 
habitants of the country regard as the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. 

"The Kaiser made a spectacular entry into Jerusalem in 1898, riding through 
a hole in the city wall. At that time the ancient prophecy was unearthed to the 
effect that the real deliverer would combine the terms 'Alia,' or God, and 'nabi,* 
or prophet, and would come in on foot. General Allenby 's name is considered 
everywhere in Palestine to be that combination. 

"The Kaiser has maintained his own descent from David. If this claim were 
true, the real representative of the Davidic line would be the present Prince of 
Wales, who on hi3 birth was deliberately christened David." 

On July 8th the Christian Science Monitor told the people of the United 
States that its Congress had passed a . resolution that all people should say the 
Angelus (a Roman Catholic prayer) at twelve o'clock, when the bell or siren 
whistle blew. It has not passed the committee or President yet. Some of us are 
not as wideawake as our forefathers were. 



CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Chapter I. Ancient History (not indexed) 15 

Chapter II. Colonial Data 39 

Chapter III. Early American Data 48 

Chapter IV. Scotch-Irish Bairds, Beards and Bards 

of America 76 

Chapter V. Scotch Bairds of America 156 

Chapter VI. English Beards of America 196 

Appendix 205 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 
General Sir David Baird . . . . Frontispiece 

FACING 
PAGE 

Rev. Robert Baird 82 

Rev. A. J. Baird 86 

Rear Admiral George W. Baird 122 

Professor Spencer F. Baird 1 32 

Zebulon Baird Vance 1 86 



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Crest of John Baird of Muckroft 65 

Coat of Arms of J. H. Baird of Griggstown, N. J 157 

Coat of Arms of Washington 205 



CHAPTER I. ANCIENT HISTORY. 
Italian and French Data. 

{From Seilhamer and others.) 

Ugone de Bard, Val de Aosta, Italy, ranked next to the Viscount of Aosta, 
first lord of the Valley. His home was "Castle Bard." He made allegiance to 
Tomaso I of Savoy in 1191. 

He had three sons — Ugone, Anselmo, and Guglielmo (probably Hugh, Andrew, 
and William). 

Ugone the elder gave his youngest son, Guglielmo, the Signoria di Bard. This 
aroused the jealousy of the other sons. 

Ugone the younger pursued a life of brigandage, and the "Pass Bard," called 
also "Rock Bard," was a place of terror. He was finally overcome by the Count 
of Savoy, renouncing all right to home and land rather than bend his head as 
a vassal. 

Anselmo having also incurred the wrath of his sovereign, was likewise deprived 
of his badly-governed lands. Conquered but not tamed, the two brothers departed 
from the Valley of Aosta. 

It is probable that Ugone took with him his two younger sons, Rainero and 
Rossetto, but his two elder sons, Marco and Aymone, refused to join their father 
in his revolt. They received from the Count the Signoria of Sarre and the Castle 
Argent. The Count reserved for himself the Castle Bard. 

Both brothers took the name of Sarriod, and were known as Sarriod d'Introd 
and Sarriod de la Tour. A will of Guglielmo Sarriod, dated 1279, leaves the 
Castle Argent to Domina Leonardo, his wife. 

After the Duke of Savoy acquired Castle Bard, in 1238, he presented Rock 
Bard (according to a document dated 1244) to his brother, Tomasso di Savoya, 
Count of Flanders and Heinault, and it then became a state fortress. The fort com- 
mands the St. Bernard passes and resisted Napoleon's passage of the Alps in 1800 
for fourteen days. 

Val de Aosta is in the province of Turin, south of Savoy in Piedmont, Italy. 

The village of Bard is a long borough at the foot of Rock Bard. The river 
Doria Baltea flows on the south side. At the western end is a fairly fine palace 
belonging to Count Federico di Bard. 

The coat of arms of the Signori di Bard (Ugone) was: Blue 
scattered with cross stars and shafts of gold and on this two barbi. 

The two elder sons of Ugone — Marco (Sarriod d' Introd) and 
Aymone (Sarriod de la Tour) — remained at Aosta and took for coat 
of arms: On silver a blue band, on which were three golden lions 
decorated with blue. Aymone adopted the same, with a red and black 
tower in the left corner. 



16 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

From the resemblance of name and coat of arms some historians 
infer that Seignori di Bard descended from the very ancient family 
of Lorraine. The Lords of Lorraine called themselves "Bar." The 
place today is called Bar-le-Duc. Coat of arms is almost the same as 
Seignori de Bard's. There was a family of Bard in Alvernia. In the 
ancient duchy of Bourgogne there is a small town not far from Dijon 
called Montbard; this town boasts a castle with a title attached to it. 
The coat of arms of Montbard was: On azure two barbi (fish) of 
gold. 

Tradition says that in the sixteenth century one of the members of 
the Montbard family was sent to Aosta to claim titles and to prove the 
fact of their springing from that family. 

[In "Memorial of the Huguenots," Rev. A. Stapelton gives the names of two 
Bairds, Francois and William, who emigrated from Lorraine in 1754 (possibly to 
Ireland) and later to America.] 

Siegneur de Bard was with William the Conqueror, 1066. Hugo de Bard 
was witness to the "Safe conduct granted by King Richard I to King William 
the Lion, 1194." 

"Robert, 1233. Richard 1228-40." 

Ugone, who left Aosta in 1191, may have been Hugo of England, 1194. 

It is also probable Rainero and Rosetto were Richard and Robert of Scotland. 

By some it is supposed that Ugone 1 and his brother Anselmo went to Scotland, 
and Fergus and others were their descendants. 



Ancient English Data. 

The following interesting items regarding the name are given by 
Mrs. M. H. Burrell, of New York City, a professional genealogist and 
a descendant of Francis Baird, of Warwick, N. Y. : 

The name is found in the celebrated "Landnama Bok," a work of extra- 
ordinary antiquity, one of the earliest of Iceland. It is without doubt a character 
name and of Norse origin. It was probably carried to Normandy iy some follower 
of Rollo, thence to England and Scotland. Bardd, a singer, is Welsh. A Bard, 
Baird or Baard might have been so mighty a singer as to have made that class 
assume the name. The Norse meaning is "hard," that is "brave," "strong," 
"indomitable." 

The roll of William the Conqueror's followers is not known with any degree 
of accuracy. "Barte" is given in Brompton's and Biard in Leland's (probably 
the same man). 

A mullet was the heraldic representation of a knight's spur and is very similar 
to a star, save that it is pierced in the center, when properly represented. The 



*At this late day we cannot say whether the history of Ugone was unbiased 
and true. It would depend upon which side (ecclesiastically and politically) the his- 
torian happened to be. Those who planned St. Bartholomew's Day and carried it 
out would hardly give a good name to those who resisted that kind of government. 
Judging from the Bairds of Scotland, we are inclined to think the narrator was 
mistaken, or they were not the forbears — as a leopard doesn't often change its spots. 



ANCIENT HISTORY 17 

idea of the blue field and slats of the American flag was supposed to have been 
taken from Washington's coat of arms. (See Appendix, page 205.) 

The family of Washington is derived from William de Hertburn, who came 
into possession of Wessyngton, Durham, prior to the compilation of Boldon Book. 
1183 (Hutchinson, Durham, ii, 489; Surtees, ii, 40). The family soon after 
assumed the name of Washington. 

Hertburn, in the wapentake 1 of Sadbergs, Durham, was granted by Richard 1 
to the See of Durham, including, amongst others, "the service (or fief) of the son 
of Godfrey Baard for two parts of a knight's fee in Moddleton and Hertburn." 
(Surtees, iii. 265), and as late as 1364 the Baards or Barts had lands there 
(Ibid, iii, 22). 

William de Hertburn appears to have been a son of Godfrey Baard or Bayard. 
The family of Baird or Bayard in Scotland is the same, and originally the arms 
of that family were a fesse, in chief three mullets, the same arms as those of 
the Washinglons, to which the Bairds added a boar passant, by way of difference. 
(Genealogical Collections Regarding ihe Name of Baird, by W. Baird, Esq., 
2d ed., 1870.) 

Godfrey 3ayard, or Baird, above named, held a barony in Northumberland 
in 1165 (Liber Niger), and was descended from a Norman family, mentioned 
among the Conqueror's companions as "Barle." Jordan Baard occurs in Essex 
and Hertfordshire, 1130 (Rol. Pip.), 2 — and from him descended William 3aard, 
who in 1165 held two fees from the See of London, and was the probable ancestor 
of Bard, Viscount Bellomont. Another branch was seated in Lincoln in 1165. 
when Richard Baid held lands there from Earl Simon de Senlis. Of this family 
Dodo Bard granted his manor of Folingham to Blancheland Abbey, Normandy 
(Mon. Angli., ii. 1015), and with Hugh and Hamelin Bard witnessed the charter 
of Richard de la Haye to the same house (Ibid). The ancestor of this branch of 
the family, Raroul Baiart, of Normandy, about 1050, granted lands in Fontenay 
to Barberie Abbey. — (M. S. A. N., vii. 144. — From "The Norman People," 
ed. 1874). 

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Baird. — Before the Conquest (1066) Ralph (Raoul) Baiart granted lands at 
Fontenay le Tesson to the Abbey of Barberie, Normandy (M. S. A. N.). The 
grant was confirmed by Robert Fitz Eerneis a Tesson, and probably an ancestor 
of the Marmions or Percys. The latter houses and the Tessons bore a fesse, and 
so also did the descendants of Ralph Baiart, with a difference of three mullets. 
Thomas Bard and Rohais, his wife, granted the Church of Burnonville to the 
Abbey of Bee (Mon., ii, 983). Jordan Bard lived in Essex and Herts, 1130 
(Rot. Pip.). From him descended William Bard, who held two fees from the 
See of London (Lib. Nig.). He was probably ancestor of Bard, Viscount Bello- 
mont, a faithful follower of Charles I. Godfrey Baiard in 1165 held a barony 
in Northumberland and from this line descended the great Washington; and from 
a branch which passed into Scotland (Chart. Kelso; Raine, North Durham, App. 
32) descended the gallant Sir David Baird, the renowned Peninsular general, and 
the Baronets Baird. This family originally bore the same arms as Bard and 
Washington, a fesse with three mullets. — (Baird's House of Baird.) 

Magistralus de Bard was in England in 1224; Robert Bard was in England 
in 1233; Richard in 1228. 



1 A wapentake was an old English land division or section of land. 
2 Pipe Rolls, anc. docts. 

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18 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

In 1317 Edmund Baird among others was pardoned by King Edward II. This 
Edmund Baird, it may be assumed, was the ancestor of the Bairds of North 
Kelsey, and from his attitude toward Elizabeth Baird, widow of Robert, he was 
probably of the same stock as the Bards of Banff and Auchmedden. 

"There is extant a charter granted by King Robert Bruce to Robert Baird, 
1310, upon the barony of Cambusnethan. This was perhaps the Robert Baird 
whose name was on 'the Ragman's Roll,' and who was executed by King Edward 
II. Mr. Nisbet says the estate went to Sir Alexander Stuart (afterwards of 
Darnley), who married the heiress Jean Baird about 1360. 

"When Berwick fell, and Edinburgh, Sterling and Perth opened their gates 
to the English king, the Bairds as well as the Bruce swore fealty to Edward I." 

Robert, son of Ralf, was captured by the English and held prisoner in Notting- 
ham Castle. Elizabeth, widow of Robert, asked for Edmund Bard to receive 
the dower. Robert had estates in England, land in Hertford and at Bullernith in 
Yorkshire. (Hertford is near Middlesex.) Out of Yorkshire, held by William, 
son of Robert, a tenth of a knight's fee was given to the widow. This William 
probably was one who was taken prisoner with Sir William Douglas in 1333 on 
the English border. This Robert was fighting with Bruce when captured. 

In 1318 Simon Baird was given a commission to levy men for war against 
Scotland. 

The lands of Kilperran belonged to John Baird before King James IV, as 
appears by a charter by that prince in 1509. 

Capt. John Baird was slain on the king's side at the battle of Marston Moor. 

A Baird, of Weston, England, died and left three daughters, co-heiresses, of 
whom one was of Castlehaven (Irish peerage). 

The Bards of North Kelsey.—- Edmond Bard, of Barforth, had a son, Alexan- 
der (m. daughter of John Brigvield; who had a son John (m. daughter of Sir John 
Brough, Kt.) ; who had a son Gosling (m. daughter of Thomas Denby) ; who had a 
son Adam (m. daughter and heiress of Dampeur of North Kelsey, Lincolnshire, 
which was for many centuries the principal seat of the Bards of North Kelsey. Adam 
had a son Adam (m. daughter of John Derby) ; who had a son Thomas (m. daughter 
of John Yardborough), who had a son John (m. Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. Dalli- 
son) ; who had a son John (m. daughter of John Henage) ; they had son Thomas (m. 
Eleanor, daughter of Sir Richard Hansard). Thomas and Eleanor had Ralf (m. 
Ellen Mussenden), Alice (m. John Trowsdale), Robert (d. 1537), Thomas (d. 1544. 
in Alison of N. Kelsie). Ralf's son William married Ellen Middleton and had a 
son Ralf (m. Margaret Gilby) and a daughter Frances (m. William Roches of 
Bresby, Lincolnshire). Thomas, who died in 1544, had Thomas, Mary, Agnes, 
Christopher, Helen, Margaret, and William. This Christopher (d. 1586) was 
owner of Tealby Grange. He settled the Priory of Sixhills on his son Richard, 
1585. He married Adrian, and had issue: George, Christopher, Simon, Richard, and 
Elizabeth (m. Clark). George, the eldest son of Christopher, was Vicar of 
Staines in Middlesex County. He died 1616. He had married Susan Dudley of 
London. Their children were William (an apprentice in 1615), Maximilian (later 
of Hammersmith, County Middlesex), George (living in 1615), Henry, Viscount 
Bellamount; Margaret, and Elizabeth. 

Richard, youngest son of Christopher, was born in 1581. He married, in 1621, 
Margaret Le Lee, of Whalesbury. In 1627 they had two sons, Francis and Christo- 
pher Bard. 

Henry Bard, a younger son of Rev. George of Staines (1607-1660), was a 



ANCIENT HISTORY 19 

fellow and D.C.L., of King's College, Cambridge. During the reign of Charles I 
he was a colonel in the royal army; knighted in 1643; created baronet in 1644; 
Baron of Drombey and Viscount Bellamont in the peerage of Ireland, 1646. 
His lordship, proceeding on an embassy from Charles II, then in exile, to the 
court of Persia, was overtaken by a whirlwind and choked by the sand in 1660. 
Lord Bellamont had married Anne Gardyner, daughter of Sir William G., Knight, of 
Peckham, Surrey. They had one son, Charles Rupert (1647-1665). They had 
three daughters, Anne, Frances and Persiana. 

Arms of Rev. George Bard of Staines: Or, three lions passant az., within 
a bordure of same. 

Arms of Maximilian Bard, Hammersmith: Gu., two lions passant, or within 
a bordure engr. az. 

Arms of Viscount Bellamont: Se. on a chevron between ten martlets ar., five 
plates. 

See coat of arms of brothers of Ugone of Val d'Aosta. 

Sarah Frances Baird married Henry Harcourt. Their son, Richard Bard 
Harcourt, went to County Antrim, Ireland. 

In connection with the BAIRDS of America this line is very interesting. 
Francis and Christopher, sons of Richard, who married in 1621 , are not 
traced in the English record; probably they left England. They were 
cousins of Henry, Baron of Drombey and Viscount Bellamont, in the 
peerage of Ireland, 1 646. 

"In pulling down the old house at Ballywee, John Baird found a stone with F. 
B. (Francis Baird) on it, 1769. Francis Baird, of Greybo or Bairdstown, County 
Antrim, is supposed to have gone from Scotland to England, where he tarried about 
twenty years, then went to Ireland about the Plantation of Ulster." 

Elizabeth (aged 24), who came on the Increase in 1635, and Thomas (aged 
16), who came in 1635. Robert £he same year came with Mr. Moone. Andrew 
Beard, of Massachusetts, who died in 1717. 

When we say the English, Scotch and Irish Bairds, we should re- 
member how near they are in government as well as miles, and how 
often a person owns land in all three places. From the name Chris- 
topher we might surmise that Alexander, Robert and James had rela- 
tives who went to England when they came over here. 

[Francis Baird, who settled in Warwick, N. Y., 1765. is supposed to have come 
from Ireland, but may have originally come from England. — F. B. C] 

Irish Data. 

According to Mac Ferbish, in "Irish Genealogies," the Bards are 
Celtic in origin. Bard (Celt) : One who sang or recited the mem- 
orable deeds of chieftains, kings and heroes, as minstrel poet (Gael 
Bard). Dr. O'Hart, in "Irish Pedigrees," 5th Edition, Vol. 1, page 
349, says the name has been changed to MacWard, Ward, Bairdain, 
Baird, Bard and Barde (Irish bar; Hebrew baar, a singer). 



20 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

In olden times harpers wandered all about the land with their harps and were 
welcomed everywhere. So greatly did everyone appreciate the services of the 
harper that these men were safe anywhere, even in the camp of an enemy. It is 
said King Alfred once went into the Danish camp to gather information disguised 
as a harper. — (Christian Science Monitor.) 

If it is true that the tribe of Dan settled the northern part of Ireland 
and Gad Scotland, the Hebrew Baar would not be out of place. God- 
frey, of England, seems to have added a "d." 

[Considering how much of Gaelic the French claim, it might not be far afield to 
say Owen was the Bard, and the Bards cf France and Italy were his descendants. If 
the coats of arms of Owen, Ugone and his brothers are compared with those of 
Godfrey, of Middlesex, England, there is possibly more than an accidental coincidence. 
— F. B. C] 

The following is an old pedigree given by O'Hart, and may indi- 
cate that the earliest Bards were Hebrews in Ireland: 

EoCHA, son of Sodom. 
Uar, his son. 
TlOUNCHADH, his son. 
Reachbach, his son. 
Unada Dearg, his son. 
Ughaine, his son. 
GlLLDE, his son. 
Eachtighearna, his son. 
Derwood, his son. 
Ughra, his son. 
Murios, his son. 
GlLLDE. 

Melachlin. 

Ughra. 

Murios. 

Gillde. 

Melachlin. 

Ughra. 

Gillcorndhe. 

Derwood. 

Maccraith. 

Conor. 9 

Shane. 

Owen Mac-an-Bhaird, of Monycassan. 

Coat of arms: Or, two bars, gu., each charged with as many martlets, or. 

PLANTATION OF ULSTER. 

"During the reign of Queen Elizabeth the disaffected and turbulent Province 
of Ulster in Ireland suffered the ravages of civil war. Quieted by the sword for 
a time, insurrection burst forth in the second year of James I and repeated re- 
bellions were crushed. In 1605 almost all the six counties fell by forfeiture into 
the hands of the king. A London company colonized this unhappy district with 
settlers, partly English but principally Scotch. Their descendants are called Scotch- 
Irish. Shortly the persecution of the Stuarts turned their eyes to America as a 
place of refuge. In 1647 they settled especially in Pennsylvania. Those who 



ANCIENT HISTORY 21 

settled in Blue Ridge, Virginia, were called 'Cohees' because of their constant 
use of 'Quoth he,' or 'Quo he."'- — {Old Virginia History.) 

"The Scotch, invited by the king to inhabit confiscated Irish lands, were in 
almost every village, as their Presbyterian chapels bore witness. But during the 
century of their occupation of Ulster their thrift and energy had battled with but 
moderate success against the ravages of war and the burden of hostile laws. The 
third element in the population was the ruling class. This class was largely English, 
supplemented by Scotch and Irish landowners, nearly all of whom, through self- 
interest or conviction, upheld the Established Church, and by virtue of this allegiance 
had access to the magistracy and the army." — {Irish Pioneers, 1718, Hazelton.) 

Of the ministers who were instrumental in rebuilding Presbyterianism in Ulster, 
Hugh Cunningham, chaplain to Earl- Glencairn's regiment; Thomas Peebles, chap- 
Iain to Eglinton's; John Baird, chaplain to Argyle; James Simpson, chaplain to 
Sinclair's, settled in Ireland. They organized a presbytery at Carrickfergus, June 
10, 1642. This was the first regularly constituted presbytery in Ireland. 

In 1646 the Rev. John Baird was settled at Dervock, in Antrim, twenty or 
thirty miles from Newton, Limavady. — (Reid and Killen's History of the Presby- 
terian Church in Ireland.) 

[Tradition says Francis was son of John and came from Antrim. It also says the 
ancestors of John Baird of Plalsmouth came from Antrim.] 

Thomas Baird and Margaret Barnhill had a son, Thomas, who was born in 
Chigonois in 1762. He married Madelen Dickson, of North River, in 1793, 
James D. Baird, their eldest son, married Nancy Miller, of Tours, in 1820. 
James lived at Onslow. Rebecca, a daughter of Thomas Baird of Chigonois, mar- 
ried Alexander Miller. — (Miller's Historical and Genealogical Record.) 

An old letter, dated May 27, 1829, locates Dickson's sons as follows: Alex 
was in Belfast, .William in South America, John in Bainbridge. There was also 
a daughter. 

John Baird, Dublin merchant, 1710. 

Robert Baird, Gent., St. Johnstown, County Donegal, 1715. 

Thomas Baird, Gent., Dublin, 1664. 

William Baird fought under General Walker at the siege of Londonderry. 
He was a young man in 1690. 

John Baird belonged to the first Presbytery of Ireland. 

There was a Robert Baird who was a ruling elder early in the eighteenth 
century in the Presbyterian congregations of Taughboyne, now St. Johnston, in 
County Donegal, a few miles from the city of Derry. This ROBERT died about 
1714. His will conveyed his mill and other property to his eldest son, Thomas, 
before his death. Besides his heir, he had a son, John, a lieutenant in Whit- 
man's regiment of foot, who died in 1706, probably in Spain, and also a son 
Robert. 

Mrs. Baird, of Boom Hall, County Londonderry; Barbara, daughter of the 
late Rev. Alex. Delap, of Ray County, Donegal; in 1839 Daniel Baird, Esq., 
of Boom Hall, and Newton Steward, County Tyrone, who was a magistrate for 
County Tyrone (High Sheriff, 1854-5), and who died in 1862, having had issue, 
Charlotte Jane, who married, 1848, Charles Maturen, Esq., and died 1851, leaving 
issue, Daniel Baird Maturin, born 1851 — Boom Hall, Londonderry; residence, The 
Cottage, Londonderry, Ireland. 



22 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Seilhamer says: The Rev. John Baird, of Dervock, was followed to Ireland 
by a number of Johns in the latter half of the seventeenth century. Among them 
were several heads of families. 

From the documents at the Four Courts, Dublin, the following items were 
gleaned: John Baird was a merchant, probably of Belfast, in 1672, as appears 
in a bill in chancery, dated November 3, 1677. John Baird, parish of Derry- 
loran (Cookstone), County Tyrone, made a will dated 1714 and left a widow 
and two sons, James and John. John Baird's wife Eleanor obtained letters of 
administration in 1717. In 1716, when John Beard died at Glenarm, the adminis- 
tration b*nd of his widow, Ellinor, was signed by David Beard and James Wilson. 
This David was probably a son and the Presbyterian elder of 1724. In 1722 
a David Beard died in the parish at Donegore in the barony of Upper Antrim. 
Jane, his widow, was his administratrix. Her sureties were William and Robert 
Beard, probably her sons. William died in the parish of Ballyeastore, near Bally- 
clare, County Antrim, in 1743. Robert died in Donegore parish in 1746. Martha 
Beard was his administratrix. That they were brothers is indicated by the fact 
that Robert was William's administrator; that they were of the Glenarm family 
is suggested by the coincidence that the administration bonds of both John Beard 
of Glenarm and David of Donegore were witnessed by William Carroll. John 
Baird, of Dromore parish, County Down, made a will proved in 1720. John 
Baird, of Skeogtownland, Dromore parish, County Down, left a will which was 
proved in 1734. Henry Marmion was witness to the administration bonds both 
of William Beard of Ballyeaston, and James of Creagnogan, County Antrim, who 
died in 1750, leaving a son, John Beard. 

That William, Robert, and perhaps James were brothers of Archibald is 
probable, but not proved. 

James Baird, the grandson of Elder David Beard, lived at Glenarm until 
1905, when he died at a very advanced age. He thought Archibald Beard had 
probably married at Coal Island, a post town in the center of Tyrone coal field, 
on the road from Dungannon to Ballinderry, and from Lurgan to Stewartstown. 
It is not improbable that the father of William Beard of Glenarm Heath Money 
Roll of 1669 was David Bard of Island Magee. In the so-called "Depositions of 
1641" there are abstracts of the examination of a number of persons, including 
Kathrine Bard, wife of David, concerning the murder of Phelemy McGee and 
his family in Island Magee in one of which it said, "After McGee had been left 
for dead he was sheltered by David Beard, but that he was killed next day." 
There is a David Baird who kept a public house at Ballywee. Ballywee is in 
Kilbride Parish, adjoining Donegore. 

James Baird owns "New Mills," mills in Ballywee, and resides at Holestone. 
His brother John lives in Ballywee. 

John Baird's ancestors settled at Ballywee fully a century and a half ago, 
for he found in pulling down an old building a stone with F. B. (Francis Baird) 
and 1769 on it. This stone he has built into the pillar of his avenue gate. John 
Baird knows nothing about his family except that they came from Ayrshire in 
Scotland at the time of the Plantation of Ulster. 

Andrew Baird, owner of Aughtermoy, near Dunamagh, came from New Mills 
to Craighall, Donegore Parish, then to the Foyle. The Bairds of Grange Tyrone 
are probably the same. 

This might indicate that David, Archibald, William, James and 
John were related in Ireland. 



ANCIENT HISTORY 23 

The fact that David Alexander and Francis came from Scotland 
to Middlesex, England, then to Ireland, seems to connect the families. 

DATA FROM REV. W. J. BAIRD, B.A, WOODLAND HOUSE, 
BROOKVALE AVE., BELFAST. 

An uncle of his, John, came to America in 1830; he thinks he settled near 
New York. 

His family located near the village of Ardstraw in the townland of Killen, in 
the north end of the country, about two hundred years ago. 

Rev. John Baird, chaplain to Argyle's regiment in 1746, was installed in 
charge of a congregation, probably Devock, in the Route, a district of country in 
the north of the County Antrim. He was still in charge in 1750. Rev. Hugh 
Beinning, minister of Govan, married his daughter. (Reid's History, Vol. I, 
p. 371.) It is said his family returned after his death to Scotland. 

John Baird was born in 1739; died December 30, 1783. John had a sister 
Ellen, born in 1745. His sons were James, 1772-1814; Moses, 1779-1869 (mar- 
ried Miss Caldwell); Joseph, late of Killen, 1792-1862, (who married Margaret 
Kerr). They had a daughter, Ellen, who married John Thompson. 

Moses and (Caldwell) Baird had issue: Andrew, who died unmarried; 
Robert, who went to California; Moses, who went to Australia, had three daugh- 
ters; John, who went to America in 1830; James, who died in 1814, aged 42, 
unmarried; Joseph, who married Sarah Patrick, and died in 1896, aged 81 ; 
Mary, unmarried; Jane, who married Jas. Knox; Ellen, who died young. 

Joseph and Sarah (Patrick) Baird had issue: Ellen, 1862-1889; Moses, 
who went to Australia; Rebecca, unmarried; Wm. John, who married Agnes 
Maggumn (who wrote the letter to the minister of Agus St. Presbyterian Church, 
Belfast); Andrew, who went to Australia: Joseph, who died in 1888; Mary 
Jane, who married Manly Free; Sarah, who died in 1887; Robert, who came to 
America and died in 1910; Caldwell, who died in 1888; Matilda, who died in 
1896; James, who lived on a farm at home; Margaret, born in 1885, unmarried. 

The Ardstraw (in Tyrone) graveyard has some of these names. 

James, of Raphoe, is a grandson of one of John's six sons. 

FROM IRISH LETTERS. 

"Three brothers came from Kilmarnock, Scotland, at the time of the Planta- 
tion of Ulster, and were given tracts of land. They were John, William and 
Thomas. John got his portion near to Raphoe, William beside Letterkenny. 
Do not know where Thomas settled. John had six sons. James, his grandson, is 
the only one left." James S. Baird, Raphoe, 1907. 

If James S. is right, the Bairds of the North of Ireland probably 
came from the Bairds of Kilhenzie, who possessed the Castle Maybole 
in the sixteenth century. — (Seilhamer.) 

In the "Genealogical Collections Concerning the Sir Name ol Baird" (wr. 
by William Baird, 1701-50) it is said that three sons of Gilbert and Lillias 
Baird, who was the only child and heiress of Walter Baird, of Ordinlewas, 
went to Ireland as adventurers in the beginning of the reign of King James I. 



24 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

He says he has been unable to trace them. 

[Probably most of them emigrated to America or Australia. The line of William 
of Letterkenney is herein traced and probably that of John. The letter giving William's 
record says his brother John's family settled at Bardstown, Ky.] 

The Barde or Beard family of Ireland goes back to the time of Queen Eliza- 
beth or earlier. The Beards or Bairds of Queens County spring from William 
Barde or Beard, who was in Ireland under Sir Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy, 
and must have borne an important part in the advance of the English army from 
the Pale in 1557. As early as 1568 he was granted a messuage in Maryborough 
comprising seven cottages, besides sixty acres arable and forty pasture, wood and 
underwood in Colte; sixteen acres in Ballycorballe, all in Queen's County. He 
may have been in Maryborough as early as the reign of Mary. 1 In 1570 Queen 
Elizabeth granted the inhabitants of Maryborough a charter and corporation. 
William Bard was probably a native of England. He died about 1583, as appears 
from a grant (under a commission dated 1 7th Jan., 26th Eliz.) to Patrick Crosby, 
Gent., of the wardship and marriage of Thomas Beard, son and heir of William 
B., late of Colte. 

William Beard married Jane Butler. 

Thomas Beard died in 1640. He had married Anne Segrave. They had 
Thomas (died 1702), William, and Agnes (one record says Rose). Thomas is 
also spoken of as of Smithtown, County Meath, and of Colstown, King's County. 

Arms: Three men's heads couped, ppr. 

A possible son of William and Jane Butler was Richard Beard, who was 
in the service of Francis Blennerhasset, Barony of Lurg, County Fermanagh, about 
1630. His arms were a sword only. 

William Barde or Beard, who may have been a grandson of Richard Beard, 
lived at Maguire's Bridge in Aghalurcher Parish, County Fermanagh. By his 
wife, Catherine, he had a daughter, Judith, who married James Guttery of 
Maguire's Bridge; and a son Alexander Beard, who was married in 1727 to 
Mary Corry, daughter of Robert Corry of Corlet in Drummully Parish, County 
Fermanagh. 

The following are data of William Baird of Grange in County Tyrone, barony 
of Strabane, Parish of Donagheady. The town of Dunamanagh was founded by 
Sir John Drummond. Grange derived its name from the ancient church now 
in ruins, which belonged to the abbey of Derry. Near the ruins ^is an old 
graveyard of the Bairds. The Presbyterian church to which William probably 
belonged was known as Donagheady. John Hamilton was minister, 1658-1688. 
From the tombstones it appears William Baird had among others a son John 
(1664-1748). John is said to have been married twice. By his second wife, 
Jean. (1684-1770) he had, among others, a son William (1715-1778). This 
William owned a large estate at Thorney Hill, County Tyrone, and was buried 
at Grange. His wife was Martha (1728-1798) and they had six sons and three 
daughters. John went to America; Alexander, twin brother of John, inherited 
Thorny Hill, but died unmarried; William (born 1757); Margaret, married 
James Pollock; James; Archibald (born 1762), an apprentice in Londonderry at 
his father's death: Andrew, a surgeon in the Royal Navy; Cathrine, and Mary. 

William, son of William and Martha, was born in 1757; died in 1844. He 
was one of the owners, with his brother John, of the estate near Dunamanagh 



J The genealogist says the "reign of Philip and Mary. 



ANCIENT HISTORY 25 

called Aughtermoy. William sold it to his brother, Andrew, R. N., 1829. He was 
then an old man — lived fifteen years longer. 

John Baird, the ancestor of the family of Strabane, County Tyrone, and 
grandfather of John Baird of Christiana Hundred, evidently settled at or near 
Strabaneton with James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn, at the Plantation of Ulster. 
He was probably related to William of Grange, as he had a son Andrew also. 

Seilhamer says: 

An answer made in 1676 to an Exchecquer Bill of Andrew Baird, son 
and heir claiming to be executor of John Baird of Strabane, smith, deceased, 
dated January 26, 1675, admits that Andrew Baird is the eldest son of John 
Baird, but denies that he is executor and asserts that James Baird is the executor 
of John Baird, who is in possession of the tenement named in the Bill. Thus we 
lcnow that John Baird of Strabane had issue, among others, two sons, Andrew and 
James. This James had John (who came to America), William, James, Sydney, 
Rebecca, and Jane, who married Winkham. 

"Beyond the legal proceedings in which he became involved, and the fact 
that he paid heath money in Strabane in 1666, we have no knowledge of Andrew 
Beard. James Beard, who inheiited the forge of his father at Strabane, by his 
wife Elizabeth had a daughter Elizabeth, who married Arthur Carrol." 

[This uncle of John's Andrew may have come to America also.] 

[Archibald Beard and others purchased a tract of 5,000 acres of land from 
Daniel Carroll of Duddington Manor, in Prince George's County, Maryland. Carroll 
had obtained the grant of land from Lord Baltimore. They named this tract Car- 
roll's Delight. William Carroll was witness to administration bonds of David Beard 
of Donegore and John Beard of Glenarns, Ireland.] 

Moses, an elder at the Church of Lifford, County Donegal (opposite Strabane), 
was a delegate to Ulster in 1 724. This was probably the father of James, who 
came to America in 1720. He married Margaret Brown of the North of Ireland. 
He was likely a cousin of John of Christiana Hundred. 

John's son James probably died (see will) in 1785, unmarried. 

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DICKSON. 
Given by One of Thomas Dickson Baird's Line. 

In "Tales of a Grandfather," Scott gives considerable prominence 
to a Thomas Dickson, a retainer of William, the third Lord Duglas 
(in the first few chapters). 

The coat of arms of the Dicksons of Ireland was: Issuing from a tower a lion's 
head ppr. 

Dickson, Samuel Auchumty, Esq., J.P.D.L., of Cloudebarde, County Lim- 
erick, and of Beenham House, Berks. Coat of arms: Out of battlements a 
naked arm embowered, holding a sword in bend sinister, all ppr. Motto: Fortes 
fortuna jurat. 

Dickson, son of Dick or Richard. The family are descended from Richard 
Keith, a son of Hervey de Keith (Earl Marshal of Scotland), by his wife Margaret, 
daughter of William, third Lord Duglas. This Richard Keith bore for his 
arms: Azure, three mullets argent [being the arms of Duglas], a chief or three 
pallats gules [being the arms of Keith] (Sims, Scotch Sur Names). His son, 



26 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Thomas Dickson, born in 1247, was the ancestor of the family following: John 
Dickson came from Scotland to Ireland and settled in County Down in 1690. He 
had two sons, Thomas and William. 

William was twice married and had eight children. Thomas married, first, 
Mary Kent: issue, John, Hugh, Jane, Rachel, and Elizabeth. 

The Irish Dixons came from Scotland in a clan in the reign of Henry VIII. 
The oldest spelling in Ireland is Dykeson. 

Robert Dixon was killed in front of Quebec in 1775. 

John Dickson of Bally shannon. County Donegal, was born in 1718; married 
Francis (daughter of Daniel Eccles of Tyrone) in 1740. Issue: Thomas of 
Woodville. 

Thomas (born in 1741) married Hester Lowry. They had a son, Thomas, 
born in 1784, who was in the army and died abroad in 1807. 

[In the Francis Baird line there is a Lowry Baird; also Harvey. — F. B. C] 

Sir Thomas Dickson, second baronet, Sheriff of County Antrim in 1912. His 
lineage: Thomas Dickson of Bun-na Mairge, Bally Castle, County Down, was 
born in 1770; married Mary McNeaill. Thomas of Larne, County Antrim, 
merchant and shipowner, was born in 1805. Motto: Fide et Constantia. 

According to Dr. Thompson McDonald Baird, his family con- 
nection with Scotland comes through James, the son of James and 
Alicia. 

He had a son James, who had a son William who went to Ireland about 
1690. He married and had two sons, Robert and John. John married Elizabeth 
Dickson, daughter of Thomas Dickson, Gent., in 1769. Their sons, John, Jr., 
Thomas, and Henry, came to America in 1796. 

Arms: Gules, a boar passant, a sword erect ppr., pommel and hilt gold as 
in Scotland. Motto in Ireland: Dominus fecit vi el armis. 

REEVES 

of Vostersberg, County Cork, and Burrane, County Clare. — Lineage: Robert Reve, 
son of a very respectable family in Sussex, having had some dispute with his 
father as to property, left his home and entered the army, in whic^i he became a 
major. On his adopting the military profession, he called himself Reeves, and 
that mode of spelling the name was followed by his descendants. He eventually 
went to Ireland, and settled there in the time of Charles I, married Eleanor, daughter 
of Sir Thomas O'Demsy, afterwards Viscount Clanmaleer, by whom he had 
(with one daughter, who married Mr. Lodge, from whom the Lord Frankfort's 
family are descended), a son — 

William Reeves, Esq., who married Bridget Malone, widow, daughter of 
Neville, of Furnace, County Kildare, and had issue a son and heir — 

Robert Reeves, Esq., who married Mary Bodley, daughter of Bodley, then 
of Kilkenny, a near relative of Sir Thomas Bodley. who founded the library at 
Oxford. 

Arms: Or, on a chevron, engrailed, between three escallops, azure, as many 
eaglets, displayed, of the first. Crest: A dragons head, erased, or, collared, 
azure; over it an ascrol, therein the words Animum rege. Motto: Virluie et fideli- 



ANCIENT HISTORY 27 

late. — (From Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary), by John Burke, Esq., and 
John Bernard Burke, Vol. II.) 

"The Tyrone coal field has special advantage for working, lying to the north 
of the flourishing town of Dungannon, and the Ulster canal places the district of 
Coal Island in connection with Lough Neagh. Ulster is rich in undeveloped coal, 
for in addition to the Tyrone coal field and several other mineral areas, it con- 
tains a coal area of singular richness not only in coal but in iron ore and mineral 
oil. This is known as Bally Castle and Fair Head. The 'black band iron 
stone' was formerly shipped in large quantities to the Ayrshire factories and the 
shales are so rich in oil as to frequently ignite spontaneously." — (Prof. Edn>ard Hull, 
F. R. S., director of geological survey of Ireland.) 

Donegal and Tyrone are drained by the Fern and the Mourne, two 
rivers which unite at Strabane to form the Foyle. The Foyle flows 
northward across Londonderry to the sea. From Lough Neagh on the 
eastern border of Tyrone the Bann flows north, also, to the sea, sepa- 
rating Londonderry and Antrim. 



Early Scotch Data. 

"The surname of Baird is originally of the South of France, where there 
were several families of it in the reign of Louis IV, and it is said are still, but 
the first of the name mentioned in Britain came from Normandy to England with 
William the Conqueror. 

And, from the time when the first appears in Scotland, there is reason to be- 
lieve that some of that name came here with King William the Lion, when he 
returned from his captivity in England, anno 1 1 74, as it is agreed by all our his- 
torians, several' English gentlemen did. For it is certain that in less than sixty 
years after that period they possessed fine estates, and had made good alliances 
in the south and southwest counties of Scotland. 

r 

1066. Le Seigneur de Barde, mentioned as one of William Duke of Nor- 
mandy's followers in the conquest of England. 

1178. Henry de Barde was witness to a charter granted by King William 
the Lion to the Bishop of Glasgow, upon some lands in the town of Stirling. 

1194. Winchester, April 17. In a safe conduct 1 granted by King Richard 1 
to King William the Lion, in which large appointments of money and provisions, 
during his going and coming and stay in England, are ordered for him, Huco DE 
Bard is one of the subscribing witnesses. 

There is a tradition that as King William the Lion was hunting in one of 
the southwest counties of Scotland, and happened to straggle from his attendants, 
he was alarmed at the approach of a wild boar and cried for help; upon which 
a gentleman of the name of Baird, 2 who had followed the king from England, ran 
up and had the good fortune to kill the boar, for which signal service the king 
made a considerable addition to the lands he had given him before, and assigned 
him for his coat of arms a boar passant, and for his motto, Dominus fecit. — (1VU- 
liom Playfare, Esq., of Scotland, Vol II.) 



^This was three years after Ugone left Val d' Aosta. 

2 It is probable that Hugo de Bard was this person and the ancestor of the Auch- 
medden Bairds. 



28 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Richard lived in the parish of Strathhavon, for he obtained a grant of a 
charter upon lands of Meikle and Little Kyp in the County of Lanark. 

In 1240 Fergus de Bard, whose name appears on "The Ragman's Roll," is 
described as of Meikle and Little Kyp. The "Rag Roll" of 1296 has Fergus de 
Bard, John Bard, and Nicholas Bard of Lanarkshire. They did homage 1 to 
King Edwaid I at conquest of Scotland. 

Fergus de Bard was a son of Richard, 2 who had lands in 1240. 

Mathow Baird in 1573 was sheriff of Ayr, Scotland, near Auchmedden. 

George Baird, of Auchmedden, County Aberdeen, Scotland, who was living 
in 1588, was chief of the clan. He was a descendant of Jordan Baird, who was 
presumably a son of Fergus de Bard, and a constant companion of Sir William 
Wallace. 

"George Baird, chief of that ancient surname, living in 1568, being connected 
by marriage and in habits of great friendship with the Regent, the Earl of Moray 
(Murray), received from him a disposition, heritable and unredeemable, to the 
lands of Auchmedden, the Regent assigning the following cause: 'For many acts 
of utility and friendship done to me, and many sums of money given out by him 
in my service.' " — {From an old record by William Baird.) 

It is said in "Genealogical Collections Concerning the Sir Name of Baird," 
by William of Auchmedden, that three sons of Gilbert Baird of Auchmedden, 
and Lillias, his wife, who was the only child and heiress of Walter Baird of 
Ordenhivas, went to Ireland as adventurers in the beginning of the reign of King 
James I. 

"According to James Baird, a carpenter living at Raphoe, County Donegal, 
in 1902, all the Bairds in Ireland sprang from three brothers — John, William and 
David — who came from Killmarnock, Ayrshire, at or about the time of the Planta- 
tion of Ulster." "If this is true the Bairds in the north of Ireland are probably 
derived from the BaIRDS of Kilhenzie, who possessed the Castle of Maybole in the 
sixteenth century." 

Kilhenzie Castle was even within recent years the most entire of all the 
baronial ruins in the parish of Maybole. 

The first of the Bairds of Kilhenzie of whom anything is known is Gilbert. 
He obtained a charter of land in Kilhenzie, Kilkeraine, etc., from King James IV, 
1506. He was killed in 1508. His son, John of Kilhenzie, married Margaret 
Crawford. Of his sons, Robert married Elizabeth Kennedy and Gilbert married 
Christine Lindsay. He died in 1577. 

These may have belonged to the Bairds of North Kelsey, Lincolnshire, Eng- 
land, but it is likely they were of Auchmedden, Scotland. 

[It may be they all descended from Hugo de Barde, the witness of safe conduct 
of King William the Lion in 1194. — Seilhamer.] 

"During the civil wars among the competitors for the Scottish crown and those 
under Wallace and Bruce for the independence of Scotland, General Stewart 
says that eighteen Highland chiefs fought under Robert Bruce at Bannockburn. 
Highland prowess lent its powerful aid to obtain that memorable victory which 
secured Scotland from the dominion of a foreign yoke." — (Scottish Highlanders, by 
Kiltie.) 



^This shows they were men of consequence. — F. B. C. 

2 This Richard may have been son of Ugone of Val d'Aosta, who made allegiance 
to Tomaso I of Savoy, 1191, in Flanders. 



ANCIENT HISTORY 29 

Adam Baird was in Symington, Cowdam or Coodam 1734. 

Coivdam. — This small property was possessed about the end of the seventeenth 
century by a family named BaIRD. 

William Baird's wife was Margaret Aird. His daughter Helen had sasine in 
life rents, lands of Crossflall, 1700; William had several houses, Kilmarnock, 
1704; William, a son, lands in Barwillan, 1706; John, his third son, Adam, another 
son; Adam, eldest son of William of Cowden, 1712. 

Jane Isabella and Charlotte Marion, twin daughters and co-heiresses of Doug- 
las Baird of Closeborn; the eldest married Mr. Villiers, son of the Bishop of 
Durham. The youngest married Viscount Cole." — (Burke's History of Landed 
Gentry.) 

There is much that can be found regarding the Bairds of Scotland 
in Burke's "Peerage" and Fairbairn's "Book of Crests." These are 
available to all, so I have given very little space to quotations from them. 
The following are extracts from "Genealogical Collections Concerning 
the Surname of Baird, and the Families of Auchmedden, Newbyth and 
Saughton Hall." — (Reprinted from the original MS of WlLLIAM 
BaIRD, Esq., of Auchmedden — now preserved in the Advocates Li- 
brary, Edinburgh. London, 1860.) 

"William Baird, last male representative of a family which for several genera- 
tions filled the office of Lieutenant and Sheriff, Principal of the County of Banff, 
who for many years exercised considerable influence in the north of Scotland, 
particularly during the troublous reigns of the two Charleses." — (Spalding's Me- 
morials.) 

Mr. Baird was the eldest son of William Baird of Auchmedden and of 
Mary, daughter of Robert Gordon. He was born at Auchmedden about 1701. 
From some manuscripts of his which still remain, particularly a translation from the 
Greek of Thucydides, he appears* to have had a taste for literary as well as 
genealogical and antiquarian pursuits, and to have been a gentleman of considerable 
accomplishments. He married Anne Duff, eldest daughter of William Duff of 
Dipple, and sister of William, first Earl of Fife. 

Mr. Baird, true to the traditions of his family, joined the rebellion in 1745 
on the Stuart side and was an officer of the prince's body guard at the battle of 
Culloden. He continued in hiding for several years after that unfortunate affair, 
but at length found an asylum at Edit House, Aberdeenshire, then the property 
of his relative the Earl of Fife, till his death, v/hich took place in 1777. His 
property appears to have escaped confiscation, but it is said that in consequence 
of the large sums of money he had borrowed to aid the Stuart cause he was 
necessitated to alienate the family estate to Lord Haddo in 1 750. 

At the time of this occurrence a somewhat curious circumstance happened in 
connection with the family history, which, incredible as it may be thought, seems 
to be attested by authentic evidence. This was no less than the fulfillment of 
a prophecy, attributed to Thomas the Rhymer, that ''there would be an eagle in 
the crags while there was a Baird in Auchmedden." When the estate passed 
out of the family at this time the eagles disappeared from the rocks of Pennan, 
where they had built for ages. But the most remarkable circumstance is that 
when Lord Haddo, eldest son of the Earl of Aberdeen, married Miss Christian 
Baird of Newbyth, the eagles returned to the rocks and remained until the estate 



30 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

passed into the hands of the Hon. William Gordon, when they fled and were not 
any where seen in the country. These facts are attested by a cloud of witnesses. — 
("Account of Scotland," The Nev> Statistical.) 

In the presence of these facts the people in the neighborhood, when the estate 
was acquired in 1854 by Mr. Robert Baird, became curious to see whether the 
eagles would return, and in particular the then minister of the parish was on the 
lookout and expecting their return. Strange to say, they did return to their 
old aerie and continued there till scared away by the soldiers of the coast guard 
station shooting at them. 

Auchmedden was purchased by Robert Baird, Esq., one of the family so 
well known as the "Bairds of Gartsherrie." Although they are not proprietors of 
that estate, they have their extensive iron works there. On the death of Robert 
Baird, 1856, Auchmedden became the property of his brother, James M.P. 

"James the Barde" (1464). Among the papers of Sir James Innes of Innes 
was an old sheet genealogy given Auchmedden by Lord Newbyth. One James 
Baird, descendant of the family of Cambushnethan. (This branch had ended 
some fourscore years before in an heiress called Jean Baird, as mentioned in 
public records.) She married Stuart of Darnley (Sir Alexander Stuart) about 
1360. This James settled in the County of Lanark with his wife, a daughter of 
Ker of Cressford, ancestor to the Duke of Roxburgh. At the invitation of the 
Earl of Huntley he went to the north and accepted lands on the Boyne in 1430. 

Andrew Baird of Lavoroklaw on the north coast of Fife opposite to Broughty, 
was a younger son of Gilbert Bard of Passo, and was born about 1475. The 
impression of his seal bore the arms of Passo. 

In Lord Newbyth's "Genealogy," it is said he was a favorite of 
King James V, and that that prince died in his arms December 1 3, 
1542. Where or from whom he got his lands of Lavoroklaw does 
not appear, but in 1533 he disposed of them to William Balfour and 
Jannet Annan, his spouse. 

ANDREW BAIRD married Bessy Lermont, daughter to the Laird 
of Balcomy, a very good old family of Fife. He died in 1543 at 
Auchmedden and left a son, George, his successor, and several other 
children, sons and daughters. 

George Baird of Auchmedden, sheriff of Banffshire, married Elizabeth Keith, 
daughter of Alexander Keith of Troup, who was a brother to the Earl Marischall. 
Their contract of marriage is dated August, 1 550. Her aunt, Lady Anna Keith, 
daughter of William, Earl Marischall, was married first to James, Earl of Murray, 
Regent of Scotland. George Baird died in 1593. His sons were Gilbert (his suc- 
cessor), Andrew, Alexander, Patrick, and George. Andrew got a university 
education in Scotland and was sent to France to finish his studies, where he be- 
came one of the best scholars in the kingdom. He was made professor of philosophy 
and other sciences at Lyons. 

Alexander traded from Banff to Norway. He married Helen Kennedy and 
left two daughters. 

Patrick is mentioned in a letter of Mr. Andrew's as living in the north of 
Scotland. 

George was a wine merchant and went frequently to Bordeaux. He bought 



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lands of Corskil. He married and had two sons, George and Andrew. The 
latter married and had a son James, who had a son William. Nothing further 
is known of them. 

Gilbert (the eldest son of George) of Auchmedden in 1578 married Lillias, 
(daughter of Walter Baird of Ordinhivers), his cousin, and the heiress of Ordin- 
hivers. He had by her thirty-two sons and daughters, as is the unvaried tradition 
among their descendants, both in the north and south. Of these sons, several 
went into the church abroad, but their names are not known; two went to Orkney 
and settled there. Of the daughters, one married a Scotch merchant in Denmark 
and two became nuns abroad, but the names are not known. Three sons went 
to Ireland as adventurers in the beginning of the reign of King James VI in 
England. Of nine sons, George (who succeeded his father), Branden, Andrew, 
James, John, Thomas, Walter, Hugh, ' and Magnus, and five daughters, married. 

James Baird was minister with James Gray of Chryston in 1681. 

John Baird, late minister of Innerwick, was called to preach and exercise other 
functions of this ministry at Paisley in 1669. In 1670 John Baird was summoned 
to attend a conference at Edinburgh and protested against the following: "By 
the act of Parliament of 1592 presbyteries were owned to be the courts of 
Christ, but now that act is rescinded. The government and policy of the church 
is declared to depend upon and to be ordered by the 'royal supremacy' as an 
inherent prerogative of the crown." 

In 1664 Robert Hamilton of Spittal and William Baird of Drips in the 
Parish of Carmonnock, were fined a hundred pounds each because they refused 
to assist in disciplining orthodox ministers. 

In 1683 William Baird of Drips, which lies in Carmonnock but pays teind 
to the neighboring parish of Cathcart, was remitted to sheriff of Lanark and fined an 
hundred pounds because he refused to be an elder in the parish of Cathcart." — 
(History of the Church in Scotland, r Woodrow.) 

Note. — The line as traced by Burke from George of Auchmedden (1550) is as 
follows: His son Gilbert had a son James, emissary of the ecclesiastical court in 
the time of Charles I. James's son, Sir John, was a member of the college of justices 
and was known as Lord Newbyth. He had one son, William, member of the Scot- 
tish Parliament, who was sent to London in a deputation to Charles II. The king 
created him a baronet in 1680. His two sons were James and Alexander. He died 
in 1737. There may have been other sons. — F. B. C. 

Sir Robert Baird of Saughton Hall, younger son of James Baird, had, among 
other issue: James (his successor), created baronet of Nova Scotia in 1695-6; 
and William B., a merchant and one of the bailies of Edinburgh, who was father 
of William B., Esq., heir to his son, Sir John, Baronet, of Newbyth. — (Burke's 
Landed Gentry.) 

Sir James Baird, lieutenant-colonel, married in 1781 Henrietta Johnson of 
Hillton. Their son, William Baird, was an army officer. He married in 1809 Lucy, 
daughter of Thomas Dickson. This Sir James was a son of William Baird and 
Frances Gardner. 

[John Dickson came from Scotland to Ireland. It is said he had two sons, 
Thomas and William. — F. B. C] 

Capt. John Macdonald Baird lost his life in an engagement in India in 1895. 



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The Family of Baird. 

By Rammage. 

"This family, like many others, have been the architects of their own for- 
tune, and have raised themselves to importance by their great wealth, which has- 
been acquired not more by their indefatigable energy than by pursuing the high 
principles of honor of our old Scottish merchants. They are known as the Bairds 
of Gartsherrie, though they are not proprietors of that estate, but have only their 
extensive iron works there. They have been settled for many centuries in Lanark- 
shire, and it is believed they descended from Bairds of Cambusnathan. 

"It is believed the name came from the south of France. In the patriotic exer- 
tions of Wallace we find Jordan Baird his constant companion; and that Bruce 
recognized their patriotism is shown by a charter extant dated 1310, granted in 
favor of Robert Baird upon the barony of Cambusnathan, which lies in the 
upper ward of Clydesdale, County Lanark. 

"The family of Bairds of Gartsherrie are great merchants, but it is not the 
first time that this name has appeared before in Scotland in the same capacity. 
In 1328, we are told by Rhymer, a treaty of peace was concluded at Northampton 
between Edward III and Robert Bruce, by which it was agreed that King Robert 
should pay England 30,000 merks for damage done last year by his army in 
England. The last payment of this money fell due June 24, 1331. Edward is 
found to have assigned Bruce's obligation to Bartholomew Barde and others of 
that name, called the Company of Bairds, trading to Florence (the Society of the 
Barde of Florence). He sends them to Scotland to receive the money from 
David Bruce, their king. In a letter written two days later Edward recommends 
them to David's special protection. He calls them "his beloved and trusty Bankiers, 
the Company of Bairds." Not only in peaceful transactions did the family of 
BaIRD distinguished themselves, but in war they were ready to take their part. 
Rhymer makes Peter Baird in 1338 admiral from the mouth of the Thames over 
all the west coast of England. 

"In Scotland many of the name have been distinguished. 

"The father of these great ironmasters was ALEXANDER Baird, who acquired 
the estate of Lockwood in Lanarkshire in 1825. He was born 1765, died 1833, 
married Jean Moffat. He had eight sons and two daughters. 

"William, MP. for Falkirk from 1841-46; born in 1796, 'died in 1864. 
He had a large family. 

"John, born in 1798. He succeeded to the estate of his brother Alexander in 
Ury, and died in 1870. 

"Alexander, born in 1799; died in 1862. 

"Ury, no issue. 

"James, M.P., Falkirk, 1851-57; born in 1802. He bought the estate Knydart, 
in County Inverness (on the banks of the Doon), and Cumbusdoon Muirkerk and 
others, in Ayrshire, and on the death of his brother Robert became proprietor or 
Auchmedden. In 1874 he presented to the Church of Scotland for the spread of 
the Gospel £500,000. He married Charlotte Lockhart, who died 1857. In 1859 
he married Isabella Agnew Hay. 

"Robert Baird, born 1806; purchased Auchmedden in 1854 from testamentary 
trustee of late Sir Chas. Forbes. He died without issue. 



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"Douclas Baird, born 1808. Acquired the estate of Closeburn from Sir 
James Stewart Menlule in 1852. He married Charlotte Acton. He died in 1854, 
leaving twin daughters. One married Viscount F. E. Villiers, son of late Bishop 
of Durham. 

"George Baird, born in 1810; married Miss Hatton; died in 1870, leaving 
one son. He purchased ihe estate of Strichen in Aberdeenshire, and on the death 
of his brother David became proprietor of the estate Stitchell. 

"David, born in 1816; died in 1860, without issue. He bought the estate 
of Stitchell. 

"The two daughters of Alexander of Lockwood — Janet, the oldest, married, first, 
Mr. Whitelaw; second, Mr. Weir. By both marriages there are families. 

"The second, Jean, married Mr. Jackson, by whom she had family. 

"The present member for Glasgow, Mr. Whitelaw, is a son of Janet by her 
first husband. 

"The family own estates representing in round numbers nearly £2,000,000 of 
capital, in addition to what they hold as a company, in shape of mineral fields." 

SIR DAVID BAIRD. 

Lord MacLeod's Highlanders, 73rd Regiment, 1777-1818. 

"Lord Macleod sojourned, after the rebellion of 1745, in Berlin with Field 
Marshal Kuth. He served Sweden twenty-seven years while in exile, obtaining 
the rank of Lieutenant-General. He returned to England in 1777. When presented 
to George III he offered his services to raise a regiment. Eight hundred and forty 
Highlanders were raised and marched to Elgin. In addition to these two hundred 
and thirty-six Lowlanders were raised by Captains the Hon. John Lindsey David 
Baird, James Fowlis and other officers. Thirty-four English and Irish enlisted 
in Glasgow — in all 1,100 men. 

"David Baird was one of the Captains of the First Battalion. The First 
Battalion under Lord Macleod embarked for the East Indies in January, 1779, 
and arrived in Madras Roads in 1780. 

"This young and untried regiment had scarcely arrived in India when Hyder 
Ali, forcing his way through the Ghauts, at the head of 100,000 men, burst like 
a mountain torrent into the Carnatic. He had interposed his vast army between 
that of the British commanded by Sir Hector Mouro and a smaller force under 
the command of Colonel Baillie, which were endeavoring to form a junction. 
With the advice of a council of war, Sir Hector judged the only course was to 
endeavor to aid Colonel Baillie with such reinforcements as would enable him 
to push forward in defiance of the enemy. The detachment selected for this enter- 
prise consisted of about 1,000 men under Colonel Fletcher, and its main force 
was composed of the grenadier and infantry companies of Lord Macleod, and a 
regiment commanded by Captain Baird. Hyder Ali, having gained intelligence 
of this movement, sent a strong body to cut them off on their way, but by adopting 
a long, circuitous route and marching by night, they at length safely effected a 
junction with Colonel Baillie. With the most consummate skill, however, Hyder, 
determining that they should never return, prepared an ambuscade, into which, 
early on the morning of the 1 0th of September, they unwarily advanced. The 
enemy, with admirable coolness and self-command, reserved their fire till the 
unhappy British were in the very midst of them. The army under command of 
Colonels Baillie and Fletcher and Captain Baird marched in column. On a 



34 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

sudden, whilst in a narrow defile, a battery of twelve guns opened upon them and v 
loaded with grapeshot, poured in upon their right flank. The British faced about. 
Another battery opened immediately upon their rear. They had no choice, there- 
fore, but to advance. Other batteries met them here, likewise, and in less than 
half an hour fifty-seven pieces of cannon, brought to bear on them at all points, 
penetrated into every part of the British line. By seven in the morning the enemy 
poured down upon them in thousands. Captain Baird and his grenadiers fought 
with the greatest heroism. Surrounded and attacked on all sides by 25,000 cavalry, 
by thirty regiments of Sepoy infantry, besides Hyder's European corps and a nu- 
merous artillery playing upon them, yet did this gallant column stand firm and 
undaunted, alternately facing their enemies on every side of attack. The French 
officers in Hyder's camp beheld with astonishment the British grenadiers under 
Captain Baird's command performing their evolutions in the midst of all the 
tumult and extreme peril with as much precision, coolness and steadiness as if 
upon a parade ground. 

"The little army so unexpectedly assailed had only ten pieces of cannon, but 
these created such havoc amongst the enemy that after a doubtful contest of three 
hours, victory began to declare for the British. The flower of the Mysore cavalry 
were at length entirely defeated and the right wing, composed of Hyder's best 
forces, was thrown into disorder. Hyder himself was about to give orders for 
retreat, and the French officer who directed the artillery began to draw it off, when 
an unforeseen and unavoidable disaster occurred which totally changed the fortune 
of the day. 

"By some accident the tumbrils which contained ammunition suddenly blew up 
in the center of the British lines. One whole force of their column was thus laid 
entirely open, their artillery overturned and destroyed. The destruction of men was 
great, but the total loss of their ammunition was still more fatal to the survivors. 
Tippoo Sahib, son of Hyder, instantly seized the moment of advantage, and without 
waiting for orders fell with the utmost rapidity, at the head of the Mogul and 
Carnatic horse, into the broken square, which had not time to recover its form and 
order. This aUack, seconded by the French corps and first line of infantry, deter- 
mined the fate of the unfortunate army. After successive prodigies of valor the 
brave Sepoys were almost to a man cut to pieces. Colonels Baillie and Fletcher, 
assisted by Captain Baird, made one more desperate effort. They rallied the 
Europeans and, under the fire of the whole immense artillery, formed themselves into 
a new squa:e. In this form did this intrepid band, without ammunition, fighting 
with swords, repulse the inroads of the enemy in thirteen attacks, until they were 
finally trampled upon. 

"Colonel Baillie, in order io save the lives of the few brave men who survived, 
displayed his handkerchief on his sword as a flag of truce. No sooner, however, 
had they laid down their arms than they were attacked with savage fury. By the 
humane interference of the French officers in Hyder's service many lives were 
saved. Colonel Fletcher was slain. Colonel Baillie, with two hundred Europeans, 
were made prisoners. When brought before Hyder he greeted them with insolent 
triumph. Colonel Baillie retorted, 'Your son will inform you that you owe your 
victory to our disaster rather than to our defeat.' Captain Baird received two 
saber wounds on his head, a ball in his thigh and a pike wound in his arm. He 
lay a long time on the battlefield. Unable to reach the force under Monro, he was 
obliged to surrender. They were marched to Hyder's nearest forts, afterwards 
removed to Seringapatam, and subjected to protracted and horrible imprisonment. 

"It was commonly believed in Scotland that Captain Baird was chained by 
the leg to another man, and Sir Walter, writing in 1821 to his son, then a cornet 
of dragoons with his regiment in Ireland, when Sir David was commander of the 
forces there, says, 'I remember a story that when report came to Europe that Tip- 



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poo's prisoners (of whom Baird was one) were chained together, two and two, his 
mother said, "God pity the poor lad that's chained to our Davie."' On the 10th 
of May all the prisoners had been put in irons but Captain Baird. This indignity 
he was not subjected to until the 10th of November. When they were about to 
put the irons on Captain Baird, who was completely disabled in his right leg, 
whence the ball had just been extracted, his friend, Captain Lucas, sprang forward 
and represented in strong terms to the Myar the barbarity of putting him in that 
condition in irons. He offered to wear double irons himself to save his friend. 
This touched the Myar, who sent to the Kellidar (commander of the fort) to open 
the book of fate. He did so, and when the messenger returned he said the book 
had been opened and Captain Baird's fate was good. Could they have really 
looked into the volume of futurity Baird would undoubtedly have been the last 
man to be spared. Captain Lucas died in prison. Captain Baird lived to revenge 
the sufferings which he and his fellow prisoners endured, by the glorious conquest 
of Seringapatam on the 4th of May, 1799. 

"In 1805 the Seventy-second, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Grant, embarked 
with the secret expedition under Maj. Gen. Sir David Baird, which sailed in 
August for Cape of Good Hope, then possessed by the Dutch." {Scottish High- 
landers, edited by John S. Kiltie, Vol. IV, page 497.) 

"When Sir David arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1797 he was 
appointed brigadier-general. On June, 1798, he was appointed major-general and 
returned to the staff in India. In January, 1799, he arrived at Madias in command 
of two regiments of foot together with the drafts of the twenty-eighth dragoons, and 
on February 1 joined the army at Velore, where he was appointed to command 
the first European brigade. On the 4th of May General Baird commanded the 
storming parly at the assault of Seringapatam. One o'clock was the time fixed. 
When the precise time arrived Baird ascended the parapet of the trenches in full 
view of both armies — 'a military figure,' observed Colonel Wilks, 'suited to such an 
occasion,' and drawing his sword and gallantly waving it, shouted out, 'Now, my 
brave fellows, follow me, and prove yourselves worthy of the name of British sol- 
diers!' Within seven minutes the English flag floated from the outer bastion of 
the fortress, and before night Seringapatam was in possession of the besiegers. 
General Baird, who was undoubtedly entitled to the governorship of the town 
which he had thus taken, fixed his headquarters at the palace of Tippoo, who 
was among the slain. He was next day abruptly commanded to deliver the keys 
of the town to Colonel Wellesley, who, as it happened, had no active share in the 
capture, but who was appointed to the command by his brother, the governor-general. 
'And thus,' said Baird, 'before the sweat was dry on my brow, I was superseded 
by an inferior officer.' That 'inferior officer' was afterwards the Duke of Welling- 
ton." — {Life of Sir David Baird, by Theodore Hook. London, 1832, in two vol- 
umes.) 

The coat of arms of General Sir David is as follows: Baird, Bart. (Fernton, 
Perthshire, descended from Auchmedden). Gu. in chief within an increscent, an 
eloile of eight points ar. (in allusion to the badge of the Ottoman Order) in base, 
a boar pass., or; on a canton ewe. A sword erect ppr., pommel and hilt gold. 
First Crest: A mameluke mounted on horseback, holding in the dexter hand a 
scimitar, all ppr. Second Crest: A boar's head erased, or supporters: Dexter, a 
grenadier in the uniform of the 50th regiment of foot ppr.; sinister, the royal tiger 
of Tippoo Sultann guard, vert, striped or; from the neck, pendent by a ribbon, an 
escutcheon gr. charged with an etoile of eight points within an increscent or, and 
on a scroll under the escutcheon, the word "Seringapatam." Motto: Vi et virtute. 



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BAIRD CRESTS. 

1. Baird. Of Auchmedden, Scotch. A griffin's head, erased, ppr. Motto: 
Dominus fecit. 

2. BaiRD, Baronet of Yardleybury, Hertfordshire; Fernton, Perthshire; and 
Newbyth, East Lothian. (I) A mameluke on horseback, in dexter a scimitar, all 
ppr. (2) A boar's head, erased, or (gold). Motto: Vi et virtule. 

3. Baird, James, Esq., of Cambusdoon, Ayr, Scotland. An eagle's head, 
erased. Motto: Dominus fecit. 

4. Baird. A cockatrice, wings addorsed, gales (red). 

5. Baird. Scotch. A dove, wings expanded, ppr. Motto: Viriute el honore. 

6. Baird. Of Loughton Hall, Scotland. A boar's head erased, or (gold). 
Motto: Vi et viriute. 

7. Baird. Scotch, Newbyth. Same crest and motto. 

8. Baird. Scotch. A boar's head erased, ppr., charged with a crescent. 

9. Baird. Of Frankfield, Scotland. An eagle's head, ppr. Motto: Vi et 
virtule. 

10. Baird. An eagle's head erased, ppr. Motto: Dominus fecit. 

11. Baird. Of Craigton, Scotland. A ship in full sail, ppr. Motto: Adsil 
Deus non demovebor — "God with me, I shall not be removed." 

12. Baird, John, Esq. D. S. of Knoydart, Inverness and Lochwood, Lanark. 
Griffin's head erased or. Motto: Dominus fecit. 

13. Baird. Maturin, Newton Stewart, Tyrone. Boar's head erased between 
two branches of shamrock vert (for Baird). Motto: Vi el viriute. 

— (Burl(e and Fairbanks.) 

EARLY RELIGION OF SCOTLAND. 

Until the marriage of King Malcolm with the Saxon Princess Margaret in the 
latter half of the eleventh century, the church of the Culdees was that of the 
Scottish kingdom. Queen Margaret, however, was a zealous daughter of the 
Church of Rome. She had much influence over her husband, and seems to have 
communicated her religious prejudices to her sons, for the struggles of the Culdees 
against the supremacy of Rome date from the reign of King Malcolm. 

By the middle of the twelfth century the Roman Catholic Church appears to 
have gained the upper hand completely. Coincidentally with this supremacy we 
find the English archbishops endeavoring to assert their supremacy over the Scottish 
clergy. In 1188 Pope Clement III in a bull addressed to King William the Lion, 
declared the Church of Scotland to be the daughter of Rome by special grace, 
and immediately subject to her." From that time the Culdee star paled before the 
rising sun of Rome. 

The inestimable benefits conferred by the Culdee Church on the Picts of the 
Highlands cannot be overestimated. Not only did the Culdees kindle and keep 
alight the pure lamp of religion in these wild regions, but they were the preceptors of 
the converts, and to them the Highlanders were indebted for the spread of education, 
where formerly all culture had been unknown. The Culdee influence made itself 
felt, not only in the Highlands but throughout the length and breadth of Scotland. 
Relics of this influence are still found in places and names of long- forgotten saints. 



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These saints, it is worthy of remark, were holy men, not of the Church of Rome but 
the simple Celtic Church of St. Columba and his Culdees. — {Clans and Septs, by 
Adams.) 

[The plaid which the clergy used was supposed to have been used by the Druids 
and Culdees. These may have been followers of Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees. ] 

THE CLAN. 

I have tried to find data of the Clan Baird. George, living in 
1588, was spoken of as its chief, and in another reference they are 
spoken of as the "fighting BAIRDS." There is still a tartan. 'The 
Baird Clan, though small in Scotland, were from Perth, Aberdeen 
and Banffshire." 

The following is a surmise of my own and may have no ground 
in truth at all — simply a speculation. The tradition given me by 
my father is that John Gregor, in order to hold the property given 
him, changed his name to "Bard." 

The location, as near as we can find, was Argyleshire and Perth- 
shire. The coat of arms was a boar's head. On the coat of arms arc 
little figures like a tree (they may be spear heads). Comparing these 
points with the following history, I believe they were formerly of the 
MacGregors, or Alpin, consequently suppressed. See the following 
data regarding those two clans and their coat of arms: 

"It has been claimed for the Royal Clan Alpin that it is the most ancient 
clan in the Highlands. The Mac Alpins, according to some records, are descend- 
ants of those venerable sons of antiquity whose successors became kings of Scotland 
during twenty-five generations. The ancient crest of the Mac Alpins is a boar's 
head, couped gules, gutty sanguine. The ancient seat is said to have been at 
Dunslaffnage in Argyleshire." 

Of the sept of MacGregor, Sir Walter Scott says: "They were famous for 
their misfortunes and the indomitable courage with which they maintained themselves 
as a clan. A clan the most oppressed for generations, they claim a descent from 
Gregor, the third son of King Alpin, who flourished about 787, hence they are 
usually termed the clan Alpin, and their proud motto is: 'Royal is my race.' They 
had at one time very extensive possessions in Argyleshire and Perthshire, which they 
imprudently continued to hold by the right of the sword. Thus the Earl of Argyle 
and Breadalbane gradually found the means to usurp their lands under the pretext 
of royal grants. The MacGregors strove to retain their lands by cold steel, and 
this conduct, though natural, considering the country and time, was represented 
at the capital as arising from an 'untamable and innate ferocity,' which nothing 
could remedy save cutting off the tribe root and branch. Their name was sup- 
pressed and at baptism no clergyman could give the name of Gregor under dep- 
rivation and banishment. Prior to these days of the seventeenth century they 
appear to have possessed lands in Glenarchy. In the thirteenth century in the 
Ragman's Roll of Glenarchy, 1296, John of Glenarchy appears. In their genealogy 
this John is called John, son of Gregor. The line of chiefs seems to have ended 
in an heiress who married a younger son of the house of Argyle. Rob Roy Mac- 
Gregor's house was at the head of Glensburg, some nine miles from Inverary, 
Scotland. By the 30th Act of the First Parliament of Charles I it was enacted 



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everyone of the name of MacGregor on attaining the age of sixteen should yearly 
repair to the Privy Council, there to find caution for their good behavior. In 
spite of such conduct, in the reign of Charles I and James II (James VII of 
Scotland), the king could count on the loyalty of the clan. They met at night and 
their gathering song was: 

' 'The moon's on the lake and the mist on the brae, 
And the clan has a name that is nameless by day.' 

"The arms of the MacGregor clan were originally a pine tree erased proper, 
crossed saltire, with a sword of the second. But the pine tree was also borne 
in pale growing on a bank vert. — (Costumes of the Clans, by the Brothers Stuart.) 

(See the coat of arms of the Alexander line.) 

(By some it is said they were a sept of the MacLeans.) 



CHAPTER II. COLONIAL DATA. 

(Indexed.) 

Geographical and Historical. 

In the "Rulla," dated by Printz at "Kilverstina" (Christina), .1644, he called 
it a "tobacco plantation." Upland, afterward Chester, was between Fort Chris- 
tina (near Wilmington) and New Gottenburg (Tinicum). Some time later a 
fort was built. The Indian name for Chester was Micoponacka. In 1655 the 
Swedish power on the Delaware ceased. Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch governor of 
New Amsterdam, appeared off Fort Cassimer (near Wilmington) with vessels 
carrying about six hundred soldiers and captured the fort. 

In 1686 Patrick Robinson, 1765 Stephen Porter, 1767 James Wilson, 1781 
Natham Polls, 1787 James A. Bayard, mentioned in record of Upper Octorara 
Church, Chester. 

Pittsburg, Pa., was part of Fort Duquesne. 

"Manor of Masks" — a reservation set apart by Pennsylvania, a part of Gettys- 
burg township. 

Fayette County, Pa., in 1765 was claimed by Virginia, before the "Mason and 
Dixon" line was run. 

Oak Hill school house, near Lilly Run, was on Robert Baird's farm, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Fort Duquesne was captured by General Forbes in 1757 with troops from 
Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. 

r 

Pequea, Lancaster County, Pa., was about thirteen miles northeast of Christiana. 

Little Britain (where Moses took the oath of allegiance in 1777) is below 
Christiana. 

"Taken up by John Beard in Pequay, a black mare and colt; the mare branded 
*E. H." on the near shoulder and hip; a few white spots on her forehead. The 
owner describing the marks and paying the charges may have them again." (From 
The Pennsylvania Cazelie, issue of December 28 to January 4, 1738-9. Number 
525. Newspaper in collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Phila.) 

"The General Assembly of North Carolina made an agreement with that of 
Tennessee to run and mark the division line between the two states. In the year 
1 799 the slate of North Carolina appointed General McDowell and Colonel David 
Vance (member of house of commons from Burke County in 1791) as surveyors. 
These were joined by Morgan at Green Mountain." {Narrative of Bailie of 
King's Mountain, by Capt. David Vance.) 

"The first road from Buncomb County, North Carolina, to Tennessee was con- 
structed by four hundred and seventy men who were organized to build it in 1826." 
— (Haywood's History of Tennessee.) 

Washington and Sullivan Counties, North Carolina, are now in Tennessee. 

The name Ohio comes from "Hohio," an Indian name. 



40 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

"On the first day of May, 1 784, the State of Virginia by deed ceded the United 
States her right and title to the territory northwest of the Ohio River. It was 
hers partly by right of conquest by Colonel George Rogers Clark in 1 778. At 
Fort Mcintosh were Colonel Morgan, General Mcintosh, John Finley and Capt. 
Joseph Finley of the Eighth Regiment. Colonel Morgan was the Indian agent. 

"So great was the scarcity and value of salt for the first ten years that those 
on whose lands a Salt Spring was found transferred the title to the colony, receiving 
another tract in exchange. 

"In 1796 there was formed a company of fifty men for salt making. Shares 
were one dollar and a half. They purchased a furnace and twenty-four kettles 
at Pittsburg and transported them by water to Duncan's Falls, then on pack horses 
seven miles to Salt Lick. They dug a well fifteen feet deep to the rock which 
formed the bed of the stream. They then put the trunk of a hollow sycamore 
tree into the well and bedded it in the rock so as to exclude the fresh water. 
The furnace held twelve kettles. From 800 gallons of water they would get 
fifty pounds of salt." — (Ohio's Early Settlers.) 

[In this account of Ohio General Harmer and Fort Harmer are mentioned. — 
F. B. C] 

THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINEERS. 

"If we take the term Southern mountaineers in its broadest extent, all must 
agree that the service rendered the nation by the mountaineers of the South has 
been a notable one." So writes Dr. Samuel T. Wilson of Maryville College, in 
his little book about the Southern mountaineers of the United States. 

"It was indeed no small service," he goes on, "that Boone and Robertson, Bean 
and Sevier, and the Shelbys lent the struggling colonies and later the infant republic, 
by pressing backward the long-time frontiers until those frontiers practically van- 
ished into the sunset west." 

"Such service was the cost that civilization pays for new conquests, but it was 
paid not by the salaried emissaries of an organized government nor by the sub- 
sidized forces of great trading companies, but by individuals who went always at 
their own charges and sometimes at the cost of all things; more often than not 
hindered rather than encouraged by the unappreciative governments they had left 
behind them." 

"Fiske, in his 'Old Virginia and Her Neighbors,' tells of a great service ren- 
dered by the Scotch-Irish of the Appalachians. He says: 'In a oertain sense the 
Shenandoah Valley and adjacent Appalachian region may be called the cradle 
of modern democracy. In that rude frontier society life assumed many new 
aspects, old customs were forgotten, old distinctions abolished, social equality ac- 
quired even more importance than unchecked individualism. . . This phase 
of democracy which is destined to continue as long as frontier life retains any 
importance, can nowhere be so well studied in its beginnings as among the Pres- 
byterian population of the Appalachian region in the eighteenth century. 

"The service that the Southern mountaineers have rendered in national mat- 
ters," continues Dr. Wilson, "can hardly be overestimated. They were possessed 
by a fierce love cf liberty, and so the birthplace of American liberty was very 
appropriately in the mountains. In Abingdon, Va., at the junction of the valleys 
of the Blue Ridge and East Tennessee, as early as January 20, 1775, a council 
met that, as Bancroft says, 'was mostly composed of Presbyterians of Scotch- 
Irish descent.' 'This spirit of freedom swept through their minds as naturally 
as the wind sighs through the fir trees of the Black Mountain.' 



COLONIAL DATA 41 

"This was four months before the Scotch and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of 
the lowland hills of North Carolina issued the 'immortal Mecklenburg Declaration," 
which, in its turn, antedated by more than a year the Declaration of Independence 
by the Continental Congress." — (Christian Science Monitor.) 

[Some historians doubt the authenticity ofj the North Carolinians' claim for the 
Mecklenburg Declaration and some may be loath to credit the council at Abingdon 
which Bancroft mentions, which antedated the Declaration of Independence. At that 
time in Virginia only members of the Church of England filled the municipal offices, 
and a member of another church was not allowed to sit on a jury. — F. B. C] 

List of Freeholders. 

# 

Amboy, Middlesex, N. J., 1752. 
James Wilson. 
Patrick Vance. 
Robert Brown. 

William, Daniel and James Morgan. 
John and William Burnett. 

WOODBRIDGE. 
Andrew and William Brown. 
Zebulon, Thomas, John, James and William Pike. 

PlSCATAWAY. 

William and Joseph French. 
Charles and John Wilson. 
Dr. Samuel Baird, Salt Works. 
1775 Council of Safety, New Jersey. 

Land Surveyed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Indices of Land Office, Harrisburg, Pa. 

George Beard, 250 acres, surveyed January 8, 1733. 
William Baird, 200 acres,, surveyed January 10, 1737. 
John Beard, 200 acres, surveyed May 26, 1 738. 
William Baird, 200 acres, surveyed May 19, 1742. 
William Beard, 400 acres, surveyed November 18, 1743. 
Archibald Beard, 100 acres, surveyed January 18, 1744. 
William Baird. 200 acres, surveyed October 4, 1749. 
James Beard, 200 acres, surveyed October 31, 1752. 
Thomas Beard, 40 acres, surveyed May 8, 1 766. 
John Beard, 250 acres, surveyed January 27, 1790. 
Robert, 1767. 
John, 1738. 

Wills. 
CARLISLE, PA. 

JAMES BaIRD, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1 785, men- 
tions his mother Rebecca Sterret, and brothers ROBERT and JOHN; 
also mentions Samuel Robinson. (This was possibly a son of JOHN 
and REBECCA, of Christiana Hundred.) 

The will of Samuel Baird, of Armagh township, Cumberland 
County, 1 788, mentions his wife, Martha, and his children, John, 



42 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

James, Martha, Agnes, William, Samuel, Mary, Hugh, and 
a grandson, Samuel, son of Hugh. It leaves Flag Meadows, West- 
moreland County, to John. Witnessed by John Wilson. 

Judging by the names in Thomas and Mary Douglas' family this 
Samuel must have been a brother of Thomas. 

The will of WILLIAM Baird, 1 762, East township, Cumberland 
County, mentions his wife, Rachel, but does not mention a family. 
Witnessed by Thomas Williamson and John Glen. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

At an Orphans* Court held at Carlisle in County of Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 

22 November, 1775, before Robert Miller, John Holmes, John Agnew, Esqrs., 
Justices of said court: 

"Upon the Petition of John Baird, third son of Thomas Baird, late of Guil- 
ford Township, Cumberland County, dec'd (who died intestate), to the court, 
setting forth that his father, the said Thomas Baird, lately died intestate, leaving 
his widow, viz: Mary, and lawful issue, to wit, James, Elizabeth, the widow of 
Archibald Mossman, deed, Mary now the wife of Hugh Emison, Thomas, John 
the Petitioner, Samuel, William, Robert, Joseph, and Martha his children, that 
said Thomas Baird at time of his death was seized of a certain Plantation or 
tract of land situate in Guilford Township, county aforesaid, containing about 568 
acres with improvements And Praying the Court to award Inquest to Make par- 
tition of lands among said children, if such can be without spoiling the whole 
&c. The Court ordered the Sheriff to Summon Inquest and make Partition &c. &c." 

At an Orphans' Court held 20th February, 1776, the Sheriff made return 
of the Inquisition and the land was awarded to John under conditions of payment 
prescribed by the Court. 

"At an Orphans' Court held 20th August, 1779, &c, came into Court John 
Baird Administrator of Thomas Baird dec'd and produced an Account of his 
Administration showing balance of 387 pounds, 1 1 Shillings and half penny 
for distribution, which was distributed as follows: 

"To Mary the widow 129 pounds; 5 Shillings & 1-2 penny; to James, the 
Oldest son, 47 pounds & 2-1 1 of a penny; To Hugh Gibb husband of Elizabeth 
dec'd 23 pounds 10 Shillings and 1-11 penny; To Mary 23 pounds, 10 shillings 
& 1 penny; To Thomas 23 pounds 10 Shillings and 1-11 penny; to John 23 
pounds 10 Shillings & 1-11 penny; to William 23 pounds 10 Shillings 1-11 penny; 
to Samuel 23 pounds 10 shillings and 1-11 penny; to Robert 23 pounds 10 shillings 
& 1-11 penny; to Joseph 23 pounds 10 shillings and 1-11 penny; to Martha 

23 pounds lO Shillings & 1-11 penny." (Orphans' Court Docket 2, page 265, 
Carlisle, Pa.) 

[John, Andrews, and Patric Vance were appraisers of Thomas Baird's goods in 
will.] 

"May 19, 1778. Hugh Gibbs was appointed guardian over Robert Baird, a 
minor son of Thomas Baird, above the age of 14 years." (Docket 2, page 221.) 

"March 7, 1783. Robert son of Thomas Baird asked for the appointment 
of John Baird of Falling Spring to be his guardian and he was appointed." 
(Docket 2, page 321.) 

"January 21, 1784. Samuel Beard of Derry Township, Yeoman, was appointed 
guardian of his son James a minor 13 years old." (Docket 2, page 335.) 



COLONIAL DATA 43 

William Beard of East Pennsboro township. Will dated May 24, 1762. 
Leaves all estate to wife Rachel. (Book A, 121.) 

John Baird. Will dated June 3, 1 778. Mentions wife Margaret, daughters, 
Hester, Elizabeth, Hannah and Margavet; son John; sons-in-law, David Moore 
and James Dunning, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Margaret Moore. 
(Book C, 110.) 

David Beard. Will dated April 24, 1799. Mentions sons, David and John; 
daughter, Jean Kelly; wife, Jennet. (F. 109.) 

James Gibson. Will dated May 24, 1762. Gives to grandson James Baird 
his "coulter and Plow Shear and his Pen tacklings." Wife, Jean, Gibson. (A. 55.) 

James Walker. Will dated September 10, 1799; proved October 29, 1799. 
Mifflin township. Wife, Jane. Children: John, Jean, Margaret, Mary, all minors. 
Executors: John Walker and brother-in-law, Robert Beard. (F. 153.) 

LANCASTER COUNTY. 

Hanover Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., 1758 (Book B, Vol. 1, p. 242.) 

James Baird and wife Sarah; brothers, Wm. and John; sisters, Margaret and 
Gennett. James, Andrew and William, sons of his brother John. His trusty 
friend James and William Wilson, Ex. 

Joseph and Adam Wilson, witnesses. 

James Walker, another witness. 

[James Walker in will mentions brother-in-law, Robert Baird.] 

Samuel Cunningham, who had married a daughter of Elizabeth Baird (widow), 
asks that her two sons, John and William, and a daughter (wife of Alexander 
Work, who are in good circumstances, contribute to the support of said Elizabeth 
Baird. (Orphans'* Court Docket, 1750-54, p. 6.) 

"William Wilson and Robert Wallace Executors of the Last will and Testa- 
ment of James Baird deceased Appeared in Court and Produced an Account of 
their Administration on the Estate of the said deceased Whereby there Appeared 
to have been a Balance in their Hands of $252 — — duly Passed before the 
Deputy Register tc be distributed Agreeable to the said Will which the Court 
Allows and approves of; And it Appearing to the Court that Sarah the now 
Wife of Abraham McClintock and Late Widow of the said deceased received 
the whole of the Personal Estate of the deceased into her Possession Agreeable 
to the Will of the said Testator except the Wearing Apparel of the deceased 
devised to James Baird, Andrew Baird and William Baird which the said lames. 
Andrew & William received the Court directs ihat the said Abraham McClintock 
and Sarah his wife, Together with the said James Baird, Andrew Baird and 
William Baird, do refund to the said Administrators the sum of £6 — 12 — 6 the 
Sums disbursed by the Executors of their Proper Monies including Commission 
rateably in Proportion to their Several Legacies, Together with Twelve Shillings 
the Expences of this Court." (Orphans' Court, held September 5, 1769.) 

MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS. 

(Baldwin, Vol. I.) 

Robert Baird, St. Mary County, 1685, mentions grandsons William and Robert 
Meakin; daughters Margaret (married Wm. Meakin), and Elizabeth Meakin, 
and a son of brother Christopher. (P. 162.) 



44 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

John Baird, Talbot County, 1676, wife Elizabeth. (P. 205.) 

Richard Beard, A. A. Co., 1675-1681. Had wife Rachel; children, Richard, 
John, Ruth (and her sons), Rebecca (and her sons), Rachel Clark (and her sons); 
also a brolher-in-law, William Burgess. (P. 99.) 

John Wheeler's will, 1684, mentions Richard and Mathew, sons of Richard 
Beard. (Testator, Richard Beard.) (P. 161.) 

Richard Beard, Jr., Ex. of D. Taylor, 1676. (P. 177.) 

Deeds. 

"Robt. Baird to Moses Baird. To All Christian People to whom these presents 
shall come Robert Baird of the County of Westmoreland in the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania Yeoman Sends Greeting: Whereas there is a certain Tract of Land 
in the township of Manallin in the County aforesaid containing 320 acres which 
Robert Gilmore did improve and Occupy and Settle for a number of years and 
which the said Robert Gilmore on March 27, 1 779, did convey to the said Robert 
Baird, Now Know Ye that I the said Robert Baird in consideration of One 
Hundred pounds paid by Moses Baird yeoman, do grant unto the said Moses 
Baird, all that part of the aforesaid tract of Land which lies North of a Line 
drawn cross the said Tract from a post on the middle of that Line which divide* 
the said Land from William Cases etc., containing 160 acres. Signed and De- 
livered in presence of John Baird and Thomas Scott." (Book A., of Deeds, page 
324. Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.) 

"Jas. Baird to John Miller. This Indenture made the Seventeenth day of Decem- 
ber in the \ear of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Seventy nine Between 
James Baird of Huntington Township in the County of Westmoreland, Yeoman 
of the one part and John Miller of the same place of the Other part. Whereas 
Thomas Baird by his deed bearing date the fifteenth day of May 1775 did 
Convey unto the said James Baird a certain Tract of Land on a small branch of 
Youghiogania Containing three hundred Acres of Land, Now This Indenture Wit- 
nesseth that the said James Baird in Consideration of £300 Hath granted unto 
John Miller a part of the aforesaid 300 acres of Land, Containing 273 1-4 Acres. 

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of John Sumrall, Christr. Truby and 
William Caldwell." (Book A of Deeds, p. 266, Greensburg, Westmoreland 
County, Pa.) 

There is a deed recorded at Chambersburg November, 1797, to a tract of land 

conveyed by to James Baird and William Robinson of Fayette Co. (clerk 

of Courts, Chambersburg). 

[James Baird, born in 1764, married Mary Robinson. This may have been her 
father or brother.] 

In 1784 a tract of Land was conveyed from Archibald Baird to William Baird. 
Archibald was a son of Richard Bard. 

Robert to Moses, deeds of lands in 1779 in Menallin township, Westmoreland 
County, 320 acres which belonged formerly to Gilmore. Witness, John Baird. 
(Book A, Deeds, Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pa., p. 324.) 

[This was the year of Robert's marriage to Elizabeth.] 

James to John Miller, of Huntington township, Westmoreland, Pa., in 1779. 
The tract had been bought of Thomas Baird in 1775. (Book A, Greensburg and 
Westmoreland, p. 266.) 

[James, who came in 1720, had sons, John, James, Moses, Robert, and Thomas. 
A sister of Robert married Samuel Miller.] 



COLONIAL DATA 45 

James Beard taxed for 300 acres of lands in Armstrong township, Bedford 
County; also two tracts in Hempfield township, 1772. 

Moses for 100 unseeded land in same township. (Bedford Co. Tax List, 1772.) 

(Armstrong and Hempfield townships were in Bedford Co. in 1 772, but be- 
came part of Westmoreland in 1773, and in 1803 included in Indiana County.) 

James Baird of Hanover township, Lancaster, near Gettysburg (Manor of 
Masque), in will of 1758 mentions wife Sarah, brothers William and John. 

In 1636 many emigrants came from near Belfast. William Wallace, Rev. 
John Livingstone and Rev. James Hamilton were the leaders. 



War Records. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

Thomas Bard of Pennsylvania, second lieutenant of Calderwood's Independent 
Pennsylvania Company, January, 1777. Company attached to Eleventh Pennsyl- 
vania. 

William Bard of Pennsylvania, Second Lieutenant of Twelfth Pennsylvania, 
October 16, 1776. Served to . 

Officers of the Pennsylvania Regiment for the Year 1760. 

Second Battalion: Capt. John Prentice's Company — John Baird, Lieut., April 
18. (Pa. Arc. 2d Ser., Vol. II, pp. 603-606.) 

Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania: Com. Robert Magan; Lieut. Richardson; 
James Wilson, Captain at Fort Washington, 1 776. John Porter, John Robinson. 

James Baird, Captain of Company 8 of the Fourth Battalion of Lancaster 
Association: Lieut. -Col. Ludwig Meyer and Maj. Nathan Seigler. (Pa. Arch., 
Vol. 13, p. 367, Sec. Ser.) 

James Baird. Oath of Allegiance, 1777. 

James Baird, private, 1776. Capt. Abraham Marshall's Company; Col. S. J. 
Alee, Musketry Battalion of Lancaster County. (Pa. Arch., Sec. Ser., Vol. 10, 

p. 254.) 

Moses Baird. Oath of allegiance, Lancaster, 1777. (Pa. Arch., Sec. Ser., 
Vol. 13, p. 461.) 

Moses Baird served in Capt. John McClelland s Company of Westmoreland 
County Rangers during Indian raids of the later Revolutionary epoch. 

William, son of Thomas Baird, fought under Anthony Wayne in 1 794. After- 
wards located in Pennsylvania. 

James Baird was a soldier of the Revolution under Timothy Green, in West- 
moreland County, Pa. Capt. J. Rogers' Company of Associators were destined 
for the camp in the Jerseys June 6, I 776. 

[Note. — Timothy Green was a resident of Lancaster County, now Dauphin, Pa. 
Arc. Vol. 13, p. 322. Colonel of a regiment raised in this section. — F. B. C] 

Samuel Bard, a native of Ireland (born in 1734) enlisted in Capt. John Wright's 
Company in 1750 and served in the French and Indian War. 

John Bard was a private in Capt. John Spear's company Pennsylvania State 
Regiment of Foot in 1777. 



46 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Robert Bard was in active service with Capt. Patrick Jack's company of Cum- 
berland County Militia in 1777. 

Richard Bard served with Capt. Joseph Culbertson's Company in 1777. 

John Bard with Capt. William Huston's Cumberland County Militia in 1778. 
William with same company. 

Stephen was a private in Capt. von Hurs dragoons in 1779. He was living 
in Berks County in 1835, aged 81. 

NEW JERSEY. 

From New Jersey Society, Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth. 

John Baird. Capt. Newkirk's Comp., Second Battalion, Salem, N. J. 
Joseph Baird. Capt. Shavers' Comp., New Jersey. 

Second Regiment Sussex, also Continental Army. 
Obediah Baird. Monmouth, N. J. 
Robert Baird. Somerset, N. J. 

John Baird. Sergeant Second Battalion, Somerset, N. J. 
John Baird. Captain Second Battalion, Somerset, N. J. 
David Baird. Private First Reg., Monmouth, N. J. 

John and Jacob Baird, Morris, State troops, wounded at Fort Lee, Bergin 
County, N. J., 1781. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE AND CONNECTICUT. 
Province of New Hampshire, 1722 (Vol. 4, p. 68.) 

Lieut. Joseph Beard. 

Sergeant Joseph Beard (p. 117). 

John Bayard in 1776 was Chairman of the Committee of Safety for Phila- 
delphia. He was Colonel of Second Battalion of Philadelphia at Battle of Trenton. 

David Baird. Captain in Col. Asher Holmes' First Monmouth, 1778. 

Capt. John Bard. Second Georgia Battalion, 1780. 

Valentine Beard. Cornet Second Company, Light Horse, Martin Bfifer, Captain. 

Aaron Beard, Pennequid in 1674, swore allegiance to Massachusetts. — (Savage, 
Genealogical Dictionary, p. 148.) 

[Note. — Captain David Baird of Monmouth was a contemporary of Gen. Sir 
David of Scotland.— F. B. C] 

King Philip's War. 

Podge, p. 184 (1675), mentions: 
Capt. John Beard, New Haven Company. 
Old man named of Beard killed by Indians (page 302). 
Credits for military service. Towns not mentioned (page 452). 
October 24, 1676, Aaron Beard 030800. 

[Possibly father or brother of Andrew of Bellerica, Mass., 1713. — F. B. C.J 
1778. Capt. James Heron's Company, Colonel Hozen's Regiment: Robert 
Beard, New Hampshire. 



COLONIAL DATA 47 

1775. Capt. Gordon Hutchinson's Company, Stark's Regiment: William 
Beard, 23 years, New Boston. Husbandman, New Hampshire. 

John Beard enlisted February 20, 1781. 

John Beard, Portsmouth (28 years). Samuel Folsom. 

John Beard enlisted at Fort Washington. 

1780. Capt. James Aikins, New Hampshire Regiment Militia, Colonel Thorn: 
Simon Beard, Bartlet, Conn. 

1754. Simon Beard, Jr., Marymack River. Impressed for his May service. 

George Beard. Chosen collector by Great Hill Society, 1782. Seymour, Conn. 

Joseph T. Beard, married Alice Almira Davis of Mitford, Conn., 1872. 

Francis French took oath of allegiance at Seymour, Conn., 1708. 

NEW YORK. 

Peter Bard, private in Menthorn's Company. 
Francis Bard, private in Schuyler's Regiment. 
John Beard, private in Westfall Company. 
John Beard, private in Tearse Company. 
Nicholas Bard, lieutenant. 
Samuel Bard (Dr.), Examiner of Surgeons. 

GEORGIA. 

John Bard, Captain of Second Georgia Infantry, November, 1776, was taken 
prisoner at Savannah in 1778, paroled 1779-80; did not rejoin the army; removed 
to New York. 

VIRGINIA. 

David, Thomas, Robert, William and John Baird were militiamen in Augusta 
County from October, 1777, to March 15, 1782, under Captain John Givens. — 
(Wm. F. Booger's Historical yirginia, p. 223.) 

[Possibly David of Monmouth, N. J. Robert probably born in Lancaster, Pa., 
1756, or Robert of Somerset, N. J., born in 1741. — F. B. C\] 



CHAPTER III. EARLY AMERICAN DATA. 
Pennsylvania. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Collectors.— Thomas Baird, 1770-74; Thomas Baird, Jr.. 1775-76. (Pa. Arch., 
2d Ser., Vol. IX, page 788. Edition of 1880.) 

WESTMORELAND COUNTY. 

Councillor.— John Beard, November 18, 1786. 

Censors. — George Baird, November 20, 1 784. 

Justices of the Peace. — John Beard, June 11. 1777. (Pa. Arch., 2d Scr., Vol. 
III., pp. 679-680, 681. (Edition of 1890.) 

Hannah Baird (born 1759), came to Mercersburg, Washington County, Pa., 
and settled in Carlisle. She married David Clark. 

John Baird, of Neshaminy township, Pa. Supposed to have been a son of 
John Baird (1675-1748), of Warwick township, Bucks County, Pa. He was born 
1714; died in 1791, being buried in the graveyard of Neshaminy Presbyterian 
Church. His wife was Elizabeth and they had issue: John; Francis (1758-1835), 
married Margaret; Jennett (married Alexander Boyd) ; Annie (married William 
Ramsey); Elizabeth (married William Richards; Sarah (married Andrew Boyd). 
This Francis had a son Francis also. 

[See Francis of Warwick, N. Y. — F. B. C] 

Seilhamer gives the following record as that of a probable son of 
James the exile, who came to New Jersey in 1 684 : 

William, who settled in Mansfield County, New Jersey, died in 1690. He 
married Kathrine. They had three sons, as follows: 

William, married Margaret O'Hara in 1751, at Tewkesbury, Henderson County, 
N. J. He died before 1763. 

Richard Baird married Elizabeth Ross, Readington township, Hunterdon Coun- 
ty, N. J. He died before 1765. 

James married Elizabeth Bowlsby, Bethlehem township, Hunterdon County, 
N. J. In his will he left £5 to the trustees of Mansfield Woodhouse meet- 
ing house. In 1763 he offered a plantation to be let in the Jerseys. Member of 
Town Committee, 1768; freeholder, 1770 and 1777. Described as Capt. James 
Baird. Died in 1778. They had no children. 

Children of RlCHARD and ELIZABETH R. BAIRD. 
Elizabeth. 

William, born in 1752; died in 1794. 
John, born in 1 758. 

[He gives William and John credit for work in the Revolutionary War which 
possibly belongs to the William and John, sons of William of Somerset County, N. J.] 



EARLY AMERICAN DATA 49 

James Baird of Letterkenny township (now Green), Franklin County, Pa. 
[This was the Caledonia Tract.— F. B. C] 
William Wilson married Martha Baird. 

LICENSES GRANTED IN PENNSYLVANIA. 
James Beard and Elizabeth Newby, October, 1746. 
John Baird and Elizabeth Diamond, June 25, 1763. 
MARRIAGES IN OLD SWEDES CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA. 
John Bard and Elizabeth Sweeting, February 21, 1754. 
Colonel John Findly married the widow of Capt. Isaac Baird (Jane McDowell). 

Mathew Baird, son of John, was born near Londonderry, Ireland, in 1817, 
of Scotch-Irish parents. When he was four years of age the family came to 
Philadelphia. His father was a coppersmith. He was educated in the common 
schools of the day, later becoming assistant to one of the professors of chemistry in 
the University of Pennsylvania. In 1834 he went to New Castle, Del., entering the 
employ of the New Castle Manufacturing Co. He became (1838) foreman of 
the Baldwin Locomotive Works at Philadelphia. He had a brother, John B., 
who died in 1877. 

[This may have been a grandson of Moses of Ireland. — F. B. C] 

Thomas Robert Bard, Senator from California in 1890. Born at Chambers- 
burg, Pa., in 1841 ; graduated from the common schools in 1858. Before com- 
pleting the study of law he engaged in railroading in Hagerstown, Md. He went 
to Ventura County, Cal , in 1864. Supervisor of Santa Barbara County, 1867- 
71; Presidential elector, 1880-97; elected as Representative to U. S. Senate to 
fill the unexpired term of Stephen M. White, serving 1899-05; Director of State 
Board of Agriculture. As engineer, laid out the town of Thieneme. He was one 
of the Commissioners to lay out Ventura County. The first well that produced oil 
in California was drilled in 1866 by Thomas R. Baird or Bard. 

r 

John Baird, an early settler in the Cumberland Valley, Pa., died in 1778. 
His wife was Margaret. Issue: Hester, John, Hannah, Margaret, and Elizabeth. 
Sons-in-law were David Moore and James Dunning. 

James Holmes Bard, born in Mt. Pleasant, Franklin County, Pa.; died in 
Dalton, Ga., 1877. He married at Cavricks Furnace, Franklin County, Pa., 
Elizabeth H. Dunn, 1837. She was daughter of Genl. Samuel Dunn and Jane 
Maclay, his wife. They had five sons and three daughters. Three of these sons were: 

William Dunn, born at Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1838; died at Washington, D. C, 
1898. 

Wesley, born at Dalton, Ga. 
Thomas D., born at Chelsea, Idaho. 

William Dunn Bard. Married Cheney Lambert at Chambersburg, Pa., 1869. 
Lived at Washington, D. C. Their children were: 

Nannie Snivley, born at Dalton, Ga., 1870. 

William Maclay, born at Chambersburg, 1872. 

Robert Bruce, born at Philadelphia, 1878; died at Philadelphia, 1880. 

William Maclay was a graduate of Lehigh University, Pennsylvania; Chief of 

Statistical Division, Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department. 

[See William of Clinton County, Pa., whose daughter Lydia married William 
Dunn.— F. B. C] 



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The following group of Bairds are given by Mr. Seilhamer as 
probable forebears of the Pennsylvania BAIRDS: 

John Baird is mentioned as a squatter in 1729 at Manor of Masque, of 
which Gettysburg was a part. He died about 1749-50, as letters of administration 
were taken out in York County, Pennsylvania in 1750, with his widow, Hannah 
Baird, as administratrix. In a list of early settlers on Marsh Creek, in what is 
now Adams County, Pennsylvania, his claim to lands in the manor is credited 
to John Baird's heirs. If his wife was Hannah Stewart, a sister of John Stewart, 
who died at Warnock Township, Bucks County, Pa., in 1761, he would be 
identical with John Baird, buried in Neshaminy Presbyterian Church grave- 
yard, who was born in 1675 and died in 1748. 

The early Bards, Bairds and Beards who came from the banks of the Foyle 
(Ireland) and settled in Pennsylvania, make a complicated connection. Among 
these were John Baird, who settled in Christiana Hundred, in Newcastle County, 
Del., before 1728. He was a son of James Baird, of Strabane, and he is 
the only one of the name whose paternity in Ireland has been positivly identified. 

John Baird, the ancestor of the Baird family of Strabane, County Tyrone, 
and the grandfather of John Baird, of Christiana Hundred, evidently settled at 
or near Strabanetown with James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn, at the Plantation 
of Ulster, or soon afterward. About the time of his death, which occurred between 
1661 and 1665, his name appears on an undated Hearth Money Roll for one 
hearth in Strabane. On the same roll is the name of John Baird for a hearth in 
Tatnepoil, in Leckpatrick Parish. In 1666 the name does not appear on the Roll 
for any of these places. 

An answer made in 1676 to an Exchequer Bill of Andrew Baird, son and 
heir, claiming to be executor of John Baird, of Strabane, smith, deceased, dated 
1675, admits that Andrew Baird is the eldest son of John Baird, but denies that 
he is executor and asserts that James Baird is "the executor of John Baird, who 
is in possession of a tenement named in the bill.' 

Thus we learn that John Baird, of Strabane, had issue, among others, Andrew 
and James. 

James Baird, the second son of John Baird, smith, of Strabane, acquired a 
number of his father's houses and outlots at Strabane, including the smithy. Like 
his father, he was a smith. His deeds were lost during the occupation of the 
country by the army of King James II, 1688-89, and his claim for the houses and 
lands filed 1703 was allowed. 

A memorial registered in the Registry of Deeds Office, Dublin, -►shows that 
after his death his forge and dwelling in Strabane, two parcels of land situated 
above and near the Holy Well, near the town, and the Kirriduffe townland, Ter- 
monamagan Parish, County Tyrone, were sold to George Machey (McGhea). His 
will was dated 1719. He married and had issue: John, William, James, 
Sydney, Rebecca and Jane (married Winkham). 

John Baird, son of James, smith, of Strabane, emigrated to America soon 
after his father's death and settled in Christiana Hundred, Newcastle County, 
Del. By deeds of lease and release dated 1728, his wife, Rebecca, and his oldest 
son, Robert, conveyed the house in which his father, James Baird, lived in Stra- 
bane, with the forge, to Geo-ge McGhea, also the two parcels of enclosed land near 
the Holy Well, near Strabanetown and Kirriduffe townland, in the Manor of 
Hastings. The deeds were executed by Rebecca and Robert Baird for themselves 
and for John Baird under a letter of attorney dated 1728. He is supposed to have 
had issue, Robert, John, William, James and Hannah. Robert returned with his 
mother to America. 



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The Manor of Hastings contained the town of Castlederg. 

At the time the above deeds were executed, John Baird was evidently alone 
in Christiana Hundred, his wife and son Robert being in Ireland. 

It is believed that he settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania, as a John Beard 
was a taxable in New Londonderry township, 1729-44. 

Andrew Baird, John's uncle, paid hearth money in Strabane in 1666. He 
may have been father of Moses Beard, who was an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church at Lifford, County Donegal, opposite Strabane, and was a delegate to the 
General Synod of Ulster with his pastor, John Ball, 1724. This Moses may have 
had a son James who married Margaret Brown and came to America in 1720 
with his uncle John. 

James, the brother of John Baird, remained in Ireland, followed his father's 
occupation (smith), and by his wife Elizabeth he had an only child, ELIZABETH, who 
married Arthur Carroll. 

John Baird, presumed to be a son of John and Rebecca Baird, of Christiana 
Hundred, removed to Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his brother, Thomas, 
about 1747, and settled in the Cumberland Valley, taking up lands in Guilford 
township, Franklin County. So his name does not appear on the Guilford tax 
list of 1751. It is probable that he removed to Peters township, where he was 
a taxable at that time. He was appointed constable of the new township of 
Fannett in 1754. He married Agnes McFall, a daughter of Brise McFall, 1810. 
Their children were William, John, Frances, David, Isabella, Agnes and 
Jane. He probably moved to Blair County, Pennsylvania. 

The descendants of Robert Baird, son of Rebecca and John, have not been 
traced. 

One Roeert Baird obtained an order of survey of tract of land in what is 
now Quincy township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 1 767. This land was after- 
wards the Clugston and later the Essick farms. 

A Robert Baird, possibly the same, was a taxable in Peters township in 1786. 
He sold his farm, which was in what is now Montgomery township, to William 
Berryhill, in 1792, and removed to Huntingdon County, where he died in 1795-96. 
The name of his wife was Rebecca*. Their children were Rebecca, Mary, Martha, 
George, John and Samuel. 

John, who was a member of the Pennsylvania Convention which ratified the 
Federal Constitution, may have been their son, or he may have been the son 
of John of Chester County. The ancestor of Rev. Robert Baird may have been 
one of the sons of John and Rebecca, of Christiana Hundred, or a nephew. He 
settled in Lancaster, Pa. 

The father of Robert (Rev.) was born in Lancaster County and died in 
Fayette. "Robert's childish recollections," we are told, "were associated with 
incidents of the French war, some of the most thrilling acts in the border warfare 
having occurred not far from the home of his early years. This seems to indicate 
that he was born in what is now Dauphin County, near Derry Church, where 
there was a Baird family at a very early period. In those early days the name 
of Lancaster was often made to embrace a very wide region, and it may be that 
Thomas, of Falling Spring, adjacent to Chambersburg, was related. 

Thomas of Falling Spring was probably a son of John and Rebecca of 
Christiana. He was born about 1724. 

[The following record possibly belongs to John Baird. the son of John and 
Agnes, as the names of Kilgore and Esther seem to occur among the nieces of that 
John. He lived in East Pennsborough township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; 
died, 1778. By his wife, Margaret, he had five children — Esther, John, Hannah, 



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(married David Clark); Margaret (married, 1792, David Kilgore) ; and Elizabeth. — 
F. B. C.I 

John Baird, of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was born in 1740; died 
in 1805. He settled in Bedford, now Westmoreland, Pa., as a young man, and 
took up lands in Mount Pleasant township, 1772. He was appointed justice of the 
peace, 1777; was a member of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1786-89; 
member of Pennsylvania Convention, 1787, that ratified the Federal Constitution; 
voted against ratification; member of Assembly, 1789-90, and of the first House 
cf Representatives of Pennsylvania under the Constitution, 1790. His wife was 
Honour or Honnor. He had no children. His will shows brothers William and 
George, of Westmoreland County. William Baird had three sons, John, George, 
William; two daughters, Martha and Agnes. George was captain of a company 
cf Rangers during the Revolution. He had two sons, Robert and John. 

Martin Bard and his wife Sevilla emigrated to Philadelphia, Pa., on the Betsy, 
landing in 1739. He died 1758. In "Thirty Thousand Names" (Rupps), it is 
spelled Barlh, but his children wrote it Bardi and Bard. He settled in Germany 
township in York, now Adams, County, Pennsylvania. His will was proved in 1 756. 
They had issue: Peter Philip (a taxable in 1790); Martin (possibly identical with 
Martin of Lititz, Lancaster County); Barnet; Stephen; George; Paul; Francis; 
Cathrine; Susanna (Mrs. Smith); Veronica (Mrs. Heiick). Peter was a cord- 
wainer in Frederick County, Maryland (1794). He and his wife Cathrine had 
issue: Jonathan, Jacob, Mary (Mrs. Hartsock), Margaret (Mrs. Hartwick), Mada- 
lma and Elizabeth. They changed the spelling to Beard. 

In Jonathan's will he mentions his wife Cathrine, and Mary, Peter, Philip and 
Christine. 

Daniel Bard, son of Barnhart (Barnet) and Cathrine Bard, of Littleston, Adams 
County, Pa., had issue: Joseph, born at Williamsburg, Pa., 1826 (a soldier in the 
Civil War); Isaac (born near Mansfield, Ohio, 1835), died in Chicago, 111., 1898, 
leaving a widow, Jennie. 

Stephen, a son of Martin and Sevilla Bard, died 1782. His wife was Cathrine. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution with Captain Bartholomew von Heer as a pro- 
vest guard for General Washington's army. 

Francis Bard, son of Martin and Sevilla, died in 1788. He owned a homestead 
in Germany township, York (now Adams) County. He had two sons, John and 
Francis. John died before his father, leaving a daughter Cathrine and a son John. 

John Beard, son of "Nicklaus" Bard, came to Frederick County, Maryland. 
He owned a farm of eighteen acres, called "Wagon Wheel." His sons were 
Nicholas and John. 

Samuel Bard, of Robeson township, Berks County, Pa., became a farmer near 
Collegeville, Pa. He was a noted mechanical engineer and built many bridges in 
Montgomery County. Issue: Michael, William, Ezekiel, Susanna, Eliza, Samuel, 
Hannah, Christian, Elisha and Jesse. 

Ezekiel moved to Salem, Ohio, about 1840; had among others Ephraim, Jesse 
and Frank P. 

Elisha lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania; married Cathrine Umstead. Had 
a son, Mark. He had a nephew, Jeremiah. 

Jesse was born in 1809. Settled at Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, where he 
died in 1895. His children were: Edwin C, Topeka, Kans.; Thomas H., Alliance, 
Ohio; Allen C, Chicago; Sarah F. (Mrs. Bishop), Ames, Iowa; Jennie, Ames, 
Iowa; Emma (Mrs. Romero), Chile, S. A. 

So far as is known the first white settlers in the valley of the Cumberland, the 
Killolchiny — "The Endless" — were three brothers by the name of Chambers from 
County Antrim, Ireland, sturdy men who had chosen the arduous life of a pioneer 
in the new Province of Pennsylvania. They first erected mills on Fishing Creek, 



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a tributary of the Susquehanna. The region was far from being uninhabited, for 
the wigwams of the Lenni-Lenapes were scattered all about, but there was plenty 
of room. When the Indians came to the mills they brought tales of a still richer 
country beyond. At length, after hearing from one of them a glowing description 
of the wonderful water power where the Falling Spring joined the Conococheague 
("indeed a long way") they went on to that spot. In 1736 Benjamin Chambers 
built a log house which was the beginning of Chambersburg. A community of North 
of Ireland Presbyterians established itself, determining for all the future the charac- 
ter of that part of Pennsylvania. For many years the colony enjoyed an unin- 
terrupted intercourse and trade with the Indians. They trusted Mr. Chambers, who 
talked with them in their own language. Then, as many white men throughout the 
province became aggressive, the feeling changed. Three times' Mr. Chambers peti- 
tioned for some protection for Chambersburg, which was far from any of the forts 
erected, but without avail. Then he took matters into his own hands as the virtual 
head of the community. He built a large two-storied stone house, thick-walled, 
roofed with lead, and mounted two heavy cannons on the roof. He inclosed the 
house with a stockade, surrounded by a moat, and tnus the settlement had a citadel. 
Later the provincial government attempted to take the cannon to some larger town 
lest they fall into the hands of the French, but Mr. Chambers held on to his own. 
During the eight years of the war the fort was a center of protection, and seventy 
years afterwards one of the cannons was being used in the town celebration of In- 
dependence Day. Perhaps the noblest deed done within the borders of Chambersburg 
was the writing of that General Order No. 7, issued June 27, 1863, by General 
Lee from the old stone house, in which he reminds his army that "the duties exacted 
of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of our 
enemy than in our own. The commanding general considered that no greater dis- 
grace could befall the army and through it our whole people, than the perpetration 
of the barbarous outrages upon the innocent and defenseless and wanton destruction 
of private property. It must be remembered we make war only on armed men." 
The records show that the order was obeyed. — (Christian Monitor, July 12, 1918.) 

In the "Chronicle of Bards," by Seilhamer, he says: 

"In Scotland the family surname has been written Baird for many generations. 
In Ireland for a century and a half after the Plantation it was oftener written 
Beard than Baird. The American family (Archibald Bard) has adopted the uniform 
spelling Bard, but Archibald, an emigrant ancestor, wrote his name Beard and 
his second son William signed a deed on record Baird. He says the modern Bairds 
were 'the sept of the Bardes.' Archibald Beard settled in Newcastle County, Del- 
aware. He bought 'Carroll's Delight,' in the western part of what is now Adams 
County, Pennsylvania." 

The Finleys and McKnights were associated with the Beards at Lower Marsh 
Creek Presbyterian Church in 1783. I think they must have been neighbors and 
possibly relatives of the Robert Baird line, intermarriages causing confusion in 
separating the lines. This Archibald is said to have had: Richard (born in 1736), 
who lived in Peters township, Franklin County; William (born in 1738); David 

(1744-1815); Rev. , who is supposed to have married Miss Potter in 

Ireland. 

A grandson of Richard, Thomas Robert Bard, born at Chambersburg. became 
a member of the house of Zeller & Co. at Hagerstown, Md., 1861. In 1864, 
Thomas A. Scott, Assistant Secretary of War, and afterwards president of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, was in search of a capable man to take charge of his 
extensive interests in Southern California, which included oil lands in Ventura, 
Los Angeles and Humboldt Counties. At that time there were not more than a 
dozen Americans in the entire region. 

[In 1779 Thomas Scott, who had married a sister of Robert Baird's wife, came 



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with Robert to western Pennsylvania. He may have been the same or the father. — 
F. B. C] 

The California Petroleum Company was organized to develop the oil on 
Scott's holdings. 

Mr. Bard lived in Ventura County, which was part of Santa Barbara. He 
was elected United States Senator in 1900-1905, and was chairman of the 
Senate Committee on Irrigation. His home in Hueneme is called Berrybrook. 
He married Mary Beatrice Gerberding. 

William Baird, son of Archibald, died at Bardstown in 1802. He was reared 
at Hamiltonban township, York (now Adams) County, Pa. He owned property 
in Carroll's Delight and sold it. Tradition says he visited Kentucky first in 
1768. Salt was scarce, and he, with three men — Brown, Evans and Doe — went 
down the Ohio River on a flatboat to the Salt Lick of Kentucky. The tradition 
says Doe was killed and William Baird and Mr. Evans returned to their homes 
in Virginia. Later William and his brother Richard went to Kentucky and located 
at Danville. Richard built a cabin, which entitled him to one thousand acres but 
he returned to Pennsylvania and William settled where Bardstown (originally 
Bairdstown) now stands. The documents on record at Bardstown, Nelson County, 
show Richard's ownership of lands adjacent to Bardstown in 1780-88. 

William built a cabin about four miles north of Bardstown and the source 
of Buffalo Creek. On this property is a graveyard where four generations of 
Bairds or Bards are buried. William and his son James both lie there. 

Bardstown was originally called Salem, and there is an announcement extant 
giving the initial step towards the creation of Bardstown as the county seat, by 
William Bard, on David Bard's property. 

William was a surveyor and drew the first map of Louisville in 1779. He 
married Mary Kincaid Braxdale, daughter of Joseph Kincaid and widow of 
John Braxdale. She was born in Virginia in 1755, and died at Bardstown in 1825. 
She was sister of Capt. Joseph Kincaid, who was killed at the battle of Blue Lick. 
They had: 

James, born in 1782 at Bardstown. Served with a troop of horse raised in 
Nelson County, Kentucky, in the War of 1812. Buried in the family grave- 
yard. He married Martha Adams. 

David, born at Bardstown in 1785; died in 1818. He married first Elizabeth 
Waters of Bullitt County, Kentucky; second, Margaret. 

Ebenezer, born at Bardstown in 1787. Married Nancy — . 

William, born at Bardstown in 1790; died at Osceola, Ark. He married 
Margaret Beeler. 

Isaac, born at Bardstown in 1797; died at Greenville, Ky., 1878. Graduate 
of Union College, New York, in 1821. Entered Theological Seminary 
of Princeton in 1817. He lived near Greenville, Muhlenburg County, Ky. 

[This line is fully traced by Mr. Seilhamer in his "Chronicle." I have only 
taken out of it the parts that will assist in tracing the lines in this book which he 
has not traced in his "Chronicle." — F. B. C] 

Richard Bard's second son (born after Mrs. Bard's captivity) was named Isaac. 
A younger brother. Judge Archibald Bard, named one of his sons Isaac for this 
elder brother. William of Bardstown also gave the name Isaac to his youngest son. 

At the same time that Archibald Beard, the emigrant ancestor, owned and 
conducted a mill in Hamiltonban township, York (now Adams) County, Pa., Isaac 
Baird was a miller in Broadisland Parish, County Antrim, Ireland. This may 



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merely be a coincidence. Broadisland Parish, now known as Templecorran, is 
situated on Lough Larne on the road from Belfast to Larne. In 1763 Isaac Baird 
was disposing of his leases and was evidently an old man. 

On a flyleaf of an old book Judge Archibald Bard, of Carroll's Delight, left 
this brief record: "Archibald Bard which was the son of Richard, which was 
the son of Archibald, which was the son of David, which was the son of 
William." William and David Beard appear in juxtaposition only in the north- 
eastern parishes of County Antrim. Their names appear in conjunction in 1669 in 
a heath money roll of Glenarn in Carncastle parish, County Antrim, for one heath 
each. This parish is situated on the shores of the North Channel, which forms 
its eastern boundaiy, and upon the road from Larne to Glenarm and the royal 
military road from Belfast to the Giant's Causeway. It is only three miles north- 
west by north from Larne and within easy reach of the parish of Broadisland, in 
which Isaac was living half a century later. It is a reasonable possibility that 
William Beard of the Heath money roll was the father of David and that David 
was the father of Archibald of Carroll's Delight. 

Supposedly the first Baird of Scotch-Irish extraction to come to Philadelphia 
was Dr. Patrick Baird, who was appointed health officer at quarantine as early 
as 1720. He was clerk to the Provincial Council. 1723-26 and 1740-42; clerk 
to the Court of Vice-Admiralty, 1724-35; Judge, 1749-52; Examiner of Chan- 
cery, 1725; Surveyor of Customs, 1732-35. In 1730 as a chirurgeon he rented 
the vendue-room in the northeast corner of the first Philadelphia Town House. 
He was given a vote of thanks for "diligence and exactness in the discharge of 
duty" by the Provincial Council in 1742, when he resigned. His name is in the 
First Philadelphia Dancing Assembly. His wife, Elizabeth, was buried at Christ 
Church, 1 750. Issue not ascertained. 

As early as 1599, PATRICK Baird, writer, was a servant of Wal- 
ter BAIRD, of Ordinhaus. He was one of the BaIRDS of Auchmedden. 

Still earlier,' Patrick, son of John, and Patrick, son of Robert, 

were contemporaries in the barony of Glasgow. 

While the BaIRDS, who sojourned for possibly a century in Ireland, 
are called "Scotch-Irish," they seem to have gone from England, Scot- 
land and France to Ireland, and were not really natives of Ireland, 

MARRIAGE RECORDS. 

In Christ Church Philadelphia: 

Joseph married November 22, 1761, to Sarah Smith. 
Thomas married May 2, 1 745, to Ann Cormont. 
William married June 20, 1797, to Sarah Reside. 
George Beard married December 13, 1740, to Anne Ellicot. 

In the Old Swedes Church: 

February 21, 1754, John Bard and Elizabeth Sweeting. 
Alexander Beard married December 31, 1797, Cathrine McClennan. 
Ann Beard married October 1 , 1 766, James Fitzsimmons. 
Elizabeth Beard married November 11, 1776, to Frances Bell. 
Jane Beard married July 16, 1797, to John Champaigne. 
Robert Beard married May 24, 1794, to Elizabeth McCall. 
Sarah Beard, December 2, 1792, to John Fisher. 



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The First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia: 

Elizabeth Baird, married June 11, 1746, to Samuel Wallace. 
Jane Beard married November 28, 1 724, to James Ramage. 
Rebecca Beard married April 10, 1724, to Samuel Hatrick. 
Robert Beard married November 26. 1728, to Susanna Walker. 
Judith Beard married February 16, 1782, to Samuel Robinnet. 

No names of BAIRD, Beard or Bard in the Second or Third Pres- 
byterian Churches. 

Pennsylvania Archives, S/ol. I, Second Series: 

Hannah Baird married Robert Jamison, April 18, 1767. 
Jane married May 12, 1766, to William Richards. 
John married June 25, 1 763, to Elizabeth Diamond. 

"The Rev. A. Stapleton, in his 'Memorials of the Huguenots,' gives the names 
of two Bairds, Francois and William, who emigrated from Lorraine in 1754. 
These are supposed to have gone to Ireland before coming to America. Mr. 
Stapleton, in his list of Lancaster, Pa., credits them, but they have not been traced." 
— (Seilhamer.) 

[They may be William of Mansfield, N. J., 1690, and Francis of Warwick, who 
had a son Abia. — F. B. C] 

The heirs of John BAIRD (1740), Manor of Masks, were: 

William, born in 1732; Thomas, 1732, died 1782; John, 1728. 
Thomas had sons: Alex, James, Thomas, Andrew. 
John had sons: Robert, Thomas, John, William. 

One of these brothers had son, Andrew (married Susan Benstead and had 
son Alex), and John (married Jane and had William, and Mary who married 
Conrad). 

[Manor of Masks-Caledonia tract surveyed to James of Adams County. — F. B. C] 

James Bard, a native of County Down, near Belfast, Ireland, emigrated to 
Pennsylvania during the Revolution and settled in the Conococheague Valley (part 
of the Cumberland Valley). His grandfather had suffered the miseries of the 
siege of Londonderry. He was enrolled in Captain John McConnell's company 
of Col. Samuel Culbertson's Battalion, Cumberland County Association, 1780-81-82. 
Possibly lived in Letterkenny or Hamilton township in what is now Franklin County, 
Pennsylvania. After the Revolution he removed to the Black Log Vallej in 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, where his children were reared and where he 
died. He was married in Ireland to Jane Rutherford, whom he left in Ireland 
with his two sons, William and Hugh. After the Revolution Mrs. Bard, with her 
sons, came to America, landing at New York after a voyage of three months. 
She made the journey to Conococheague in a wagon. They had James, Adam, 
Samuel and Nancy, born in Pennsylvania; William and James died without issue. 
Hugh married and moved to western Pennsylvania; Adam to Mifflin County. 
Samuel married first Mary Morgan; they had: Joshua, Harrison, George, James, 
Thomas, Mrs. Jacob Sellers, Mrs. John Early, Mrs. Henry Gerrier, and Mrs. 
Thomas Middleton. 

William, 1774-1839, was probably a son of William and Mary of Rocky 
Spring. He married Jane Martin in 1794. Their sons were James (1795-1862) 
and David. 

James was for many years a teacher. Captain Bard, as he was called, married 



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Margaret Orr in 1820. She was a sister of the Orr brothers, founders of the 
borough of Orrstown, Franklin County, Pa. James and Margaret had five sons: 
Samuel M., William S., John O., Thomas O., and David James, and two daugh- 
ters. Jane, married first James Breckenridge, second John Quigley; and Isabella 
(died in 1899). 

Another William Baird, of Armagh township, Mifflin County, conveyed land 
to his son Samuel in 1782. His wife was Jean, and Samuel's wife was Martha. 
Samuel died in 1788. Issue: John, James, Martha, Agnes, William, Samuel, Mary 
and Hugh. 

Seilhamer says of Robert Baird, born in Lancaster in 1 756, whose 
childish recollections were associated with incidents of .the French war : 

"This eeems to indicate that he was born in what is now Dauphin County, 
near Derry Church, where there was, a Baird family at a very early period. In 
those early days the name of Lancaster was often made to embrace a very wide 
region.'' 

The following is from the Derry Church tombstone: "Here lies the body 
of James Baird, who departed this life in the 65th year of his age, June 12, 1781." — 
(f/. H. S/ien£, Custodian of Public Record of Pennsylvania.) 

[This may have been the husband of Margaret Brown and father of Robert. — 
F. B. C] 

"One of the most gifted and cultured families that the county has given to the 
world is the Baird family. This name is recognized and represented in many of 
the higher ranges of culture, especially in history and theology. The Bairds of 
New York (Robert and son) have produced the classic historians of the Huguenot 
race and achievements so rich in memories and in inspiration, while 'Eloline Re- 
vealed' and the 'History of the New School Presbyterian' are the special province 
of church history and theology of peculiar value and remarkable interest. These 
last two works were the production of Dr. Samuel J. Baird, a native of Fayette, 
and one of the most subtle and acute of American theologians. William Logan 
and Thomas Dickson Baird, both of this family, attained fame in scholarship as 
educationalists in Baltimore and the South. They were men of large acquirements 
and great mental force, and represented the liberal training and pure culture of 
the Presbyterian Church in Western Pennsylvania in those days that have passed 
into history or have lingered only in the dim and fading light of expiring tradition." 
— (Nelson's Biograp. Historical Reference Boo\ of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.) 

THE BLOCKHOUSE EPISODE. 
As Told by Alexander, Jr., Son of Alexander, Sr., Son of Robert Baird. 

He remembered on his grandmother's [must have been his great- 
grandmother] brow a mark or line of grey fur, where, when she was 
captured by the Indians, they cut the skin on her forehead and put a 
grey squirrel cap on her head and bound it on. The skin healed up 
and kept the mark of fur. She, with her baby, was stolen by the In- 
dians, and one night, while the Indians slept, she crawled into a hollow 
log with her child. Her husband, with the white men from the camp, 
surprised the Indians, and in their haste to escape they could not find 
Mrs. Baird, so she was rescued by the white men. 

[Colonel Sam Morgan, of Nashville, Tenn., had as guests for dinner my father, 
Alexander, and my uncle, Charles P. Baird. During the dinner he said, "Our families 
have been friends before." During the Revolutionary War Washington once sent two 



58 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

men by the name of Morgan and a young man named Baird to see how fared the people 
in the block-house. They were guided by a trusty Indian. When they reached the place 
there was only a pile of ashes, and among those killed were the parents of the two 
Morgan boys. The wife of young Baird could not be found, so they, with the Indian 
guide, went in hot pursuit and rescued her after several days. — F. B. C] 

"Shortly after Robert Baird, Sr., settled in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, a 
family by the name of Morgan settled near where Morgantown, W. Va., 
now stands. The Indians were troublesome; the men who cleared the lands had 
to keep guns with them, or near at hand in the fields. On one occasion the elder 
son of the Morgans went away on business, and when he returned he found their 
home burned and his father, mother and one brother and sister murdered by the 
Indians. He stood terror-stricken. Two of the younger children — a boy and girl — 
had run away and hidden themselves. John Morgan then and there took an oath 
that he would kill every Indian he saw. Several years after this, during which 
time he did kill many redskins, he went to Baltimore for salt with his pack horses. 
In the city one day he saw a small crowd of men and boys who were having fun 
over something. As he looked in among them he saw an Indian cutting up pranks. 
Capt. Jack Morgan turned away, but, remembering his oath, he returned and killed 
the Indian. Of course he was remanded to jail for trial for murder. His attorney 
heard his story, his oalh, etc., and then asked if he had no friend who could testify 
to these things. He said Robert Baird of western Pennsylvania could. So Baird 
was sent for. After hearing the testimony, the verdict of 'Not guilty' was returned, 
and the two friends came home with their pack horses. 

"In September, 1879, the Bairds held a centennial gathering at the old home in 
memory of the first settling of old Grandfather Robert Baird on these lands." — 
(From an Old Letter to James P. Baird.) 

New York. 

Samuel Baird, LL.D., of New York, physician, was born at Philadelphia in 
1742; his father was John Baird. Although a Royalist, he was Washington's 
physician after peace was declared."- — (Loyalists during the Revolution, Sabine.) 

WILLIAM BAIRD, of Ayrshire, Scotland, married Grace Black. 
Their children were: 

Thomas, married Mary McCall and moved to Glasgow. 
William is a Sabbath School Missionary, and lives at Peabody, Kans. 
Andrew is Slate Secretary Y. M. C. A., and lives at Topeka, Kans. 
Mary and Grace live in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

James Baird, son of Thomas and Mary McCall Baird, came 
to America, 1 88 1 ; married Elizabeth Elwood. They have a son, 
KENNETH E. BAIRD, and lived at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

WILLIAM Baird and wife, Margaret, came from Scotland. Their 

children were: 

Isaac. Married, first Sarah Duy, second Hannah Duy (a sister of Sarah; she 

died at Orange, N. Y., 1873). Isaac died at Manayunk, Pa., in 1829. 
John. 
James. 
Robert. 
William. 
Annie. 
Mary. 
William and Annie are supposed to have come to the United States about 1811. 



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ISAAC and SARAH D. BaIRD had a daughter, Christiana M., who 
married Thomas S. Houston, and died at Middleton, N. Y. ISAAC 
and Hannah D. Baird had a son, William J., born at German- 
town, Pa., in 1 827. He lived with his son in New York City. He was 
a manufacturing chemist. 

William J. Baird had a son, Wm. Raimond Baird, of New 
York City. 

Julian William Baird was an American* chemist in Battle 
Creek, Mich., 1859; professor of analytical and organic chemistry in 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, in 1886; its dean in 1887. 

[This may be William J.— F. B. C] 

Isaac Baird was born in Scotland in 1 771. He came to Amer- 
ica about 1 791, and lived in northwestern New York State. In 1801 
he married Olive Southwood at Victor, south of Rochester, N. Y. 
Isaac B. had a brother, Barnes, and three sisters. His children 
were : 

Elizabeth (Betsy), born about 1804. Married Alfred Coourod. Lived in 
Ontario, Wayne County, N. Y. 

Isaac, born 1808. Married Mary Utley, of Williamson, N. Y. Lived at 
Palmyra, N. Y. 

Lucinda Manville, born 1809. Married Jacob Cook Fleming, Victor, Monroe 
County. Moved to Pulteyville, N. Y. 

James Augustus, born 1812. Married Ann. Lived at Fairport. Owned 
canal boats. 

David. Married Harriet Taylor, of Solus, N. Y., in 1817. Died at Holstein, 
Mich., 1891. 

Hannah. Married Henry Ostrander, of Penfield, N. Y. 

Clarissa Marion, born in Waterloo, N. Y., 1819. Married Thomas Flem- 
ing. Eleven children. 

Lucy Orilla. Married Henry Shepard, of Pittsford. Died in Genessee County, 
Mich. Six children. 

Miranda. Married David Bertram, of Penfield, N. Y. He died a soldier in 
the Civil War. She married Mr. Black, , Mich. Three children. 

Julia Ann, born in Victor. Married Albert Eastman. Six children. 

THOMAS Barnes, born in 1831 in Perrington, N. Y. Went West. 

Children of Elizabeth Baird and Alfred Coourod. 

William C. 

Alexander. 

Alfred. 

Mary. 

William, who lived at Canandagua, N. Y. 

James W. 

George A. 

Harriet E. 

David H., lived at Holstein, Oceanic County, Mich., since 1879. 



60 baird and beard families 

Maryland. 

Richard Beard, who was in Anne Arundel County before 1654, may have 
descended from the Bairds of North Kelsy. He was a member of the Maryland 
Assembly, 1662-78. His name occurs frequently in the proceedings of that body. 
For many years he was justice of the peace. He died about 1681. His will 
names wife Rachel, sons Richard, John and daughters Ruth, Rebecca, Rachel. 
Richard, the son of Richard, was also prominent in public affairs of Anne Arundel 
County and was one of the county commissioners. He was also in Maryland 
Assembly. He had sons, Richard and Mathew. Other Beards of Maryland were 
Lewis Beard of Somerset and William of Dorcester County. 

[Possibly descended from Richard, who came to the precinct of Lurg with Francis 
Blennerhasset. Richard had lands in County Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1659. — F. B. C] 

Esther, daughter of Maj. William Baird of Hagerstown, married Joseph Little 
and had a son William. Maj. William Baird died at Hagerstown, Md., in 1791. 
He was an officer in Braddock's expedition. In 1775 member of Maryland Provincial 
Convention for upper district of Frederick (now Washington) County. In 1775 
he owned land in Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. By his first wife 
he had a son William and a daughter Esther. By his second wife, Margaret 
Reynolds (a widow), he had Ruth (Mrs. Wallace), Fannie and Margaret. 

[The only Esther I find is of the Francis of Warwick line. She was daughter 
of William E. Fannie or Frances is also one of their names. — F. B. C] 

Robert Beard died in St. Mary's County, Maryland, about 1685. In his will, 
dated 1683, he left a plantation called Beard's Choice, to a son (not named) 
of his brother Christopher, "if he come into Maryland within ten years." He may 
have been a brother of Christopher Bard, who was a son of Richard Bard of 
Tealby Grange. It is also possible that he was a son of Maximilian Bard of 
Hammersmith, and that by his brother Christopher was meant that Christopher 
Bard, who was matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, 1658. Robert of Mary- 
land left no male issue. The bulk of his estate, St. Margaret's Field, St. Mar- 
garet's Forest and Speedwell, went to his grandsons, William and Robert Meakin. 
His will names a daughter Margaret and a son-in-law William Meakin; also a 
daughter, Elizabeth Meakin. 

John Bard. Supposed to have gone from Borden, Kent County, England, to 
Wales. Probably born in 1570. 

George came over with Governor Winthrop in 1630. 

Thomas, who was living in 1704, had a son George, "nephew of Roberi, who 
died in St. Mary County, Maryland, in 1685." 

[This Thomas may have been a son of George, who came in 1630. — F. B. C] 

Massachusetts. 
Andrew Beard. Married Mary Williams. Died January 8, 1717. 

[Note. — He was in Arlington, Mass., in 1672; in Bellerica in 171 3.] 

The following are supposed to have been their family: 

John, born in 1668; married Hannah. 

Simon, married, first, Hannah, 1725; second, Sarah Hopkins. 

Ebenezer, born in 1701; married Esther (born in 1724). 

Jacob, born in 1709; married Abigail. 

Martha, born in 1714; married Nathan , her guardian. 



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Of these, John is the only one positively known to be the son of 
Andrew. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Children of John and Hannah Beard: 

John, born in 1716; married Hannah . 

Aaron, 1717-1797, married Susanna Frost. 
Andrew, born in 1719; married Elizabeth Nichols. 
Mary, 1721-1738. 
David, born in 1723. 

Jonathan, born in 1 725 ; married Deborah . 

Nathan, married, first, Mary; second, Sarah Eames (widow). 

Children of Jacob and Abigail Beard: 

Abigail, born in 1737; married Ephraim Black. 
Jacob, born in 1738. 
Jacob, born in 1741. 
Mary, born in 1746. 
Martha, born in 1747. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of Aaron and Susanna Frost Beard: 

Aaron, born in 1742. 

Susanna, 1744-1829; married Samuel Hopkins. 

David, born in 1 746 ; married Dorcas Howard. 

Hannah. 

Anna, born in 1 752 ; married John Foster. 

Jonathan, 1 755- 1 843 (minister), married Abigail Kidall. 

Isabell, born in 1757; married John Baldwin. ^ 

Dorcas, born in 1 759. 

Hannah, born in 1761; married Ephraim Tarbell. 

Ithamar, 1764-1843; married Hannah Eames (widow), 1788. 

Children of Andrew and Elizabeth Nichols Beard: 

Andrew, born in 1741; married Elizabeth Burnap. 

Elizabeth, born in 1743. 

William, born in 1745; married, first, Sarah Nichols; second, Dorcas Neil. 

Cleveland, born in 1747; married Elizabeth Foster. 

Joseph, born in 1750; married Susanna. 

Phoebe, married John Emerson. 

Hepsebah, born in 1 755. 

Abegail, born in 1757. 

Dorcas, born in . 1 759. 

Mary, born in 1763. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of Iathamar and Hannah E. Beard: 

Ithamar Eames, 1789-1871; born at Tweeksbury, Mass. He was Preceptor at 
Academy of Littleton, Mass.; came to Lowell, 1626, where he died. Mar- 
ried Mary Warren, 1812. 

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62 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Hannah, born in 1797; married Nathan Price. 
Abigail A., married Thomas L. Bates. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 
Children of Ithamar E. and Mary W. Beard: 

Ithamar Warren, born in 1814. Married, first, Mary Atkins Todd; second, 

Abbe W. Mansur. 
Sarah E., born in 1817. 
Hannah T., born in 1822. 
John Quincy Adams, born in 1824. 
Susan Wheeler, 1827. 
Charlotte Jane; married in 1829. 
Henry Clay, 1831. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 
Children of Ithamar W. and : 



Ithamar Warren, born in 1840; married Marcy Foster. 
Mary Warren, born in 1841. 
Abigail, born in 1843. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 
Children of Ithamar W. and Marcy F. Beard: 

Theodora, born in 1871. 

Ithamar Mausur, 1872 (244 E. 105th St., New York City). 

Eliza Warren, 1874. 

Mary, born in 1876. 

Alison. 

Margaret. 

A letter from John Ham, genealogist, follows: 

[He suggests the Registry of Wills and Deeds of Exeter, N. H., would be of 
interest.] 

"William and Thomas Beard were contemporary settlers in old Dover, N. H. 
They could not have been father and son; they may have been brothers. William 
lived in Oyster River Parish (now Durham). He was at least 21 when he deeded 
land in 1640 to Frances Mathas. He owned and lived in a garrison house on 
the east side of Oyster River, just above the present Brinker Garrison. He 
married Elizabeth as early as 1657, when they jointly signed a deed. They may 
have married earlier. He was Selectman 1660-62. He was the "good old man" 
who was killed by the Indians in 1675. One-half of his estate was given to 
his widow Elizabeth; the other half to Edward Leathers unless the widow should 
need it for her maintenance. He evidently had no children. 

"Thomas (born in 1608) was a settler on Dover Neck (as appears by a deposi- 
tion. He married 1 Mary as early as 1650 (possibly years earlier). His 

will was dated December 16, 1678. He was admitted freeman in Massachusetts in 
1643, and was taxed in Dover in 1648 and many years after." 

Thomas Beard, in his will, gives property to his wife Mary, to his sons Joseph 
and Thomas, and to his daughter Martha (wife of James Bunker), and Elizabeth 
(wife of Jonathan Watson). He was Selectman of Dover in 1661. 



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Joseph (1), son of Thomas and Mary, was born in 1655; lived in Dover Neck. 
Married as early as 1692 Esthar Philbrick, daughter of James of Hampton. Joseph 
died, and on February 9, 1703, his widow Esther was appointed administratrix of 
his estate. His widow married Sylvanus Nock, 1705. 

Joseph (2), son of Joseph and Esther, was "Ensign." Married Elizabeth 
Waldron March, 1700. He was dead as early as 1723, for his widow was ap- 
pointed administratrix of his estate. 

There was also a Samuel of Dover, who had a family. 

I find Thomas and Mary Beard had a son William, born May 12, 1664; 
died same year; also a daughter, Hannah, born October 24, 1666; not mentioned 
in will of Thomas, 1698. May have died previously. The garrison of William 
Beard came into the possession of the Leathers family and was destroyed in the 
Indian assault on Durham in 1694. 

Mary Beard married John Hudson in July, 1689. 

Hester Beard married Joseph Hall in November, 1 707. 

Samuel and Bridget, children of Joseph B., baptized by Rev. Jonothan Cushing, 
of First Church, Dover, 1719. (Children of Joseph and Eliza Waldron Beard.) 

The Lynn records show John Bard, son of John (born 1668) possibly ancestors 
of the Bards of Billerica and Charlestown, Mass., Ferrisburg, Vt. Name is as often 
written Beard as Bard. Thomas Beard, Salem, Mass., 1629. William of Dover, 
N. H., 1640. James and Jeremy, Milford, Conn., 1642. Aaron Permaquid, 1674. 
Thomas of Ipswich, 1675. 

David, of Billerica, Mass., married Hannah Haywood. Their son David mar- 
ried Mary Ingersol, of Nelson, N. H.; David and Mary had a son, Simon 
Ingersol Bard, who was born at Nelson, N. H., 1797; died at Derby, Vt., 1852. 
Simon was a physician at Hillsboro, N. H., and later at Francistown. He subse- 
quently moved to Derby. He married Lucinda S. Morse, and had three daughters 
and one son, George. George was a graduate of Andover Seminary in 1860. He 
married Jerusha Gould Parker, 1861,, 

There was a Margaret Bard at Boston, 1768, and an Edward Bard living at 
Charleston, Mass., in 1774, whose wife was Sarah. Their children were Mary, 
Nancy and Edward. 

Warren Bard, a native of Ferrisburg, Vt. Born 1809, married Mary Jane 
Webster, 1836. — (New England Genealogical Register, Vol. Ill, p. 190.) 

Thomas Beard, freeman (p. 243) ; Aaron Beard, freeman. 

British Officers in America — Ford. 

William Bard, ensign, 80 Reg., 1761. 

Scotch-Irish Pioneers — Bolton. 

Names of Fathers on Presbyterian Baptismal Records in Boston, 1730-36. 
James Baird. 

Worcester — James Hamton attended "fore seet." 
Sixth seet, Thomas Beard or Baird (Worcester Society, Vol. 2, p. 28.) 

VERMONT. 
John Baird was born in 1770. Married Harriett Kilburn in 1815. They 



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resided at Chittendon, Vt. Their children were: Tyler; Lester, married 

Lucy Barry; Charles V. W., married Martha J. Fletcher; Laura Ann; 

Lucy Jane, married Monteville Dow; Rufus K., married Phoebe Hubbard. 

Thomas Baird's "father born in Scotland." 

[This is the same tradition of the Wisconsin Bairds — "Thomas of Scotland" and 
these may be descendants of those whom the Wisconsin folks visited. Mary Baird 
Corrigan also visited relatives in Vermont.] 

Thomas Baird, born at Pittsford, Vt. Married Eliza. 

Children of Thomas and ELIZA BaIRD: 

Albert (children). 

Milon E. Married Fanny L. T., New York City. 

Fred (children). 

Harland. 

Addie. Married Mr. Baird (children), Chittenden, Vt. 

Alfred (children), Hariland, Me. 

Emery (children), Rutland, Vt. 

Jessie. Married Mr. Perry (children), Chittenden, Vt. 

Vernon (children), Chittenden, Vt. 

Herbert (children), Boston, Mass. 

Children of MlLON E. and Fanny L. T. BaIRD: 

Louella T., born 1887. 
Ivy T., 1891. 
George, born 1893. 
Charles T., born 1896. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Married by Rev. John Pike, New Hampshire. 

John Hudson to Mary Beard, 1689. 
Joseph Beard to Elizabeth Waldron, 1700. 
Sylvanus Nock to Hester Beard (widow), 1705. 
Joseph Hall to Easier Beard, 1 707. 

Province of New Hampshire. 

1754. His Majesty's service on Merrymack River. 

Col. Joseph Blanchard, commander. Simon Beard. (Potter's Mil. Hisi., Adj. 
Rep., Vol. 2, 1866, p. 119.) 

Capt. Tilton's company. William Beard. 

1 752. Petitioner for township, Samuel Beard. 

November, 1746. Simon Baird, living. 

November 1738. Robert and Simon Baird, Nottingham. 

November, 1785. Elijah Beard, Hillsborough. 

November, 1784. Jonathan Baird, Hanover. 

November, 1702. Simon Beard, Dracut township. 

William Baird, 1718. (Historical Society.) 

VIRGINIA. 

Lord Baltimore engaged the services of his brother, Leonard Calvert, in found- 
ing the colony. Twenty gentlemen of fortune and two or three hundred persons of 
the laboring class, mostly Roman Catholic, landed in 1634 at Point Comfort, going 
thence to Maryland. 




EARLY AMERICAN DATA 65 

Upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, by Louis XIV, 1685, more than 
half a million of French Protestants, called Huguenots, fled from the jaws of 
persecution to foreign countries. About forty thousand took refuge in England. 
In 1690 William III sent over a number of them to Virginia, and lands were 
allotted to them on the James River. 

In 1622 there occurred a massacre. Nemaltenon (Jack of the Feather), an 
Indian, entered a store of one of the settlers named Morgan and murdered him. 
This was near Berkley (Brickly), on the James River, and has been since known 
as the seat of the Harrisons. — {History of Virginia, Campbell.) 

Thomas Baird came on the Assurance to Virginia in 1635. 

Robert Baird, came with an English family as a servant in 1635, aged 16. 

Elizabeth Baird came on the Increase, in 1635, aged 24 years. 

This Thomas possibly is the same as mentioned in the will of Charles Harvey, 
with Thomas Juxon — -"Cousin Thomas Bard and his wife and Thomas Juxon and 
his wife" — grandson of William Juxon, Bishop of London. Among his cousins 
was "Willie Juxon, late of Virginia." 

[Thomas was possibly son or nephew of Rev. George Baird of Staines, Middlesex, 
England. He was born in 1619. — F. B. C] 

This coat of arms was copied from a silver-mounted 
hunting horn, which belonged to JOHN BAIRD, of Muck- 
croft, who lived in Virginia. 

Patrick, the son of John, and Patrick, the son of Robert were 
contemporaries of the barony of Glasgow. John Bard is mentioned 
in 1511 in connection with the lands of Estyr Mockrow and C0AT of arms 
Edyngeich. In 1538 John Bard's son Patrick had the lands. In 1556 these lands 
passed to John, son of Patrick and his wife, Margaret Tryndal. Patrick (his son) 
married Margaret Goifschoir, and they had a son John. This may have been the 
family. — (William and Mary Quarterly.) 

Bristol. Parish, Blandford Brick Church Cemetery. 

r 

First recorded vestry October 30, 1720 — John Baird, 1785; William Baird, 
1807. 

William Baird. Married Lucy Ann (Atkinson) Jones. 

Mary Baird. Married Thomas Poythress, editor and legislator. Their daugh- 
ter married Col. B. M. Jones. 

Ruffin Baird, of Dinwiddie County, married Anne Pleasants. 

William Baird was a delegate to the Convention of 1809. 

One of the nine Misses Poythress of Branchester, Va., married a Baird. 

David Baird was a member of the Intelligence Committee at Blandford in 1775. 

Samuel Ruffin came to North Carolina from Virginia, 1752. 

The daughter of John Beard ("an Irishman of noblest traits") married Pierce 
Brogden. 

VESTRY BOOKS OF BRISTOL PARISH, PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, 

1763. 
Pages 197, 200, 201. 
Mrs. John Baird. Credit, £6-0-6. 

John Baird, Sr. Elected vestryman 1785. His home was called Hallsfield. 
He imported race horses (p. 270). 

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66 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

John Bates Bai-d, son of John and Polly Baird, born 1792. 

Mary Baird. Married Dr. Thomas Atkinson, son of Rodger Atkinson, of 
Cumberland County, England, who came to Virginia in 1 750 and married Anna 
Pleasants. Home, "Mansfield," Dinwiddie County, Virginia. 

William Baird. Married sister of Captain Joseph Kir.kead. 

Susan Baird. Married Nathaniel Pendleton, who was born in 1746 at Martins- 
burg, Va. In 1775 he was aid-de-camp to Gen. Nathanael Greene. He was an 
eminent lawyer of New York and the second of Alexander Hamilton in his duel 
with Aaron Burr. They had a son, John Bard Pendleton. 

Robert Polythress, of Prince George County, Virginia, had nine beautiful 
daughters (called the "Muses"). One of these married Bland, one Harrison, one 
Baird (may have had son James Harrison Baird). 

Robert Baird came to Nansemcnt! County, Virginia, with Mr. P4oone. 

Samuel Beard (son of Adam and Elizabeth Beard), married Mary Mitchell in 
1778. He located in Bedford County, Virginia (now Bedford City). The an- 
cestral home, built in 1800, is now occupied by his son and granddaughter, Miss 
Virginia Belle Thomas. 

Stephen Baird went into Kentucky from Virginia and located land after the 
Revolution. 

Robert F. Baird, an eminent criminal lawyer, was said to be a descendant of 
Stephen Baird. 

James Harrison Baird married Frances. They had a son, Peter Baird, born at 
Petersburg, Va., 1795. His children were: 

Alexander Peter. Married Rebecca Booth, Surrey Count)', Virginia. 

James William. Married Virginia Booth, of Alabama. Left Virginia, going 
to Georgia. 

Richard Phelan. 

Robert Birchett. 

Ephriam Winfield. 

Leonardas Floyd. 

i haddeus Montgomery. 

Children of ALEXANDER Peter and REBECCA B. BAIRD: 

James Walter (or Walker) (Dr.). Married Mollie Hastings, Surrey County, 
Virginia. 1 

William Benjamin. Married Dora Smith, Prince George County, Virginia. 

Alexander Peter. Unmarried. Surrey County, Virginia. 

Solon Winfield. Married Lula Edwards, Prince George County, Virginia. 

Leonardas Floyd. Married Molly Bishop, Prince George County, Virginia. 

Erwin Finley. Married Sally Booth, Surry County, Virginia. 

Sarah Ellis. Married William F. Harrison, Surrey County, Virginia. 

Elizabeth Francis. Married Benjamin Clary, Prince George County, Virginia. 

Myrtle Florence. Unmarried. 

Ora Susan. 

[Record given by L. F. Baird, Disputanta, Va., son of one of these — possibly 
Leonardas Floyd. (See Isham's record.)] 

[These may be descended from Peter Bard -who settled in Burlington, N. J., 
about 1700.] 



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JOHN BAIRD came from County Tyrone, Ireland, to Cumberland, 
Hamilton township. Took oath of allegiance and fidelity, 1 775-8 (No. 
1 1 4 L. S., Andrew Long) . He moved to Virginia (now West Vir- 
ginia), where he bought 400 acres of land in 1785. The deed was 
made out in Richmond, Va., being signed by Edmund Randolph, 
Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He married Jane Hosick, 
1790. Their children were: 

John, born 1792. Removed to Ohio in his twenty-second year. Married in 
1840, he went to Des Moines, Iowa, later to Kirksville, Mp. He died there in 
1865. Ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church. Twelve children. 

Jane. Married John Beal and settled in Belmont County, Ohio. 

George. Had a large family, and lived to be nearly a century old. 

Eleanor, 1801-1863. Married James Jamison, Dallas, W. Va. 

Elizabeth, born 1803. Married William Miller, of Ohio County. After his 
death she moved to Licking County, Ohio. No children. 

William, born 1806. Removed to Pataskla, Ohio, where he died, 1889. He 
had two daughters. 

Josiah, born 1807. Married first, Rosannah Merchant, 1835; second, Polly 
Gaitor, who died 1848; third, Elizabeth Chambers, 1850, who died in 1859. 

Ruben Merchant (father of Rosanna) (who died in 1859), came from Northfield, 
England, 1788; owned the Black Diamond coal mine. Joseph Chambers (father of 
Elizabeth) was a son of James Hamilton Chambers, whose father came from County 
Derry, Ireland, 1790; settled in Lancaster, Pa. 

Joseph. (No record.) 

Child of JosiAH and Rosanna M. Baird (first wife) : 

John. Married Louisa Nicol, 1865. Had one daughter, Mary, who died in 
1876. John spent his life on the» f arm. He was interested in fine wool growing. 
He introduced the bronze turkey and Italian bees. 

Children of JosiAH and POLLY G. BaIRD (second wife) : 

Joseph, born 1838. 
Mary, born 1841. 
Jane, born 1844. 
James Hervey, born 1847. 

Children of JosiAH and ELIZABETH C. BaIRD (third wife) : 

William C, born 1852. Married Margaret McColloch. 

Rebecca Ellen, born 1853. Lived at the old home, Elm Grove, Ohio County, 
W. Va. 

Josiah Wallace. 

KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE. 

JOHN H. BaIRD was born in Kentucky, 1822. He came to Cali- 
fornia on the Niantic. He was deputy sheriff under John Powers, the 
first sheriff of San Francisco. He was elected State Senator in the 



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legislature of 1852, but resigned the same year. He was appointed 
harbor commissioner, 1 868. He died in San Francisco in I 880. 

John Wilson Baird, of Logan County, Kentucky, was a ser- 
geant, first, in a Kentucky Confederate regiment. Transferred to the 
Eighteenth Tennessee. He fought at Hartsville, Stone River, Jackson, 
Chickarnauga, Rocky Face Gap, Stony Creek and Jonesboro, receiving 
wounds at Chickarnauga. He had relatives in Tennessee. 

THOMAS Beard married Peggy Colton in Nelson County, Ken- 
tucky, in 1 794. 

William Baird was a trustee in ! 806 of Jefferson Academy, 
Sullivan County, Tennessee. 

John BAIRD was in the House of Representatives of Tennessee 
in 1 794. In the "History of Tennessee," by Goodspead, page 324, 
John B. is mentioned as being due $80.50 for traveling thirty miles 
and being in the House of Representatives thirty-one days in 1 794. 

A JOHN BAIRD, of North Carolina, married Frances Plumber. 
He died 1 825 in Tennessee. He had a watch, seal and crest from 
Ireland. His children were: Mrs. Samuel Paul, Virginia; Mrs. John 
Johnson, Nashville, Tenn., and JOHN BaIRD. 

LEWIS BaIRD was a soldier of the Revolution in the North Carolina 
militia. His sons were: 

Lewis, born 1795. Married Elizabeth Woolsey, of Virginia, who owned a 
farm in Whitney Ky. 

William Baird, born in 1819 in Whitney County, Kentucky; died in 1886. He 
married Nancy Barron (who was born in 1821, died in 1861), in Campbell 
County, Tennessee. She was a daughter of Joseph Barron, of Virginia, who 
removed first to Tennessee, then to Texas. 

Jesse, born 1826 in Kentucky. Went to Campbell County, Tennessee, when 
twelve years old. He married Louisa Smith and had nine sons. 

Child of William and Nancy B. Baird (may have been others) : 

L. C. (possibly Lewis), born 1841, Campbell County, Tennessee. When nine- 
teen years old he went to Williamsburg, Ky., where in August, 1861, he joined the 
First Regiment of Tennessee, Federal Infantry, and served until September, 1864. 
He was mustered out of service at Nashville. He married Sarah Bowman, 1865. 
She was a daughter of Elias Bowman, who was a son of Sherrod Bowman of 
Virginia. He was County Court Clerk and Trustee of Campbell County, Tennessee. 
His children were: Cynthia E., Winston, Calloway, H. Maynard, Annie J., 
Jennie N. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

These were residents of Rowen County: 
1775, John Lewis Beard, County Commissioner. 
1791, John Lewis Beard was a member of the House of Commons. 



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1793, Lewis Beard was a Senator from Rowen. 

1791, John Beard, Jr., was a member of House of Commons. 

1833, John Beard, Jr., was Senator. 

John Baird, Jr., 1833-34, Rutherford County. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. 

James Beard was in Lieut.-Col. Francis Marion's South Carolina 
regiment in I 779. 

Richard Beard (Dr.) moved from the Peaks- of Otter, Virginia, 
to Princeton, Ky., then to Lebanon, Tenn. He had sons, R. H. 
BEARD, of Memphis, Tenn.; judge W. D. Beard, of Jackson, Tenn., 
and Judge E. E. BEARD, of Lebanon, Tenn. 

William and Archibald Baird were brothers. William went 
to St. John, New Brunswick, at the peace, and was grantee of that 
city. ARCHIBALD was a collector of customs at Georgetown, South 
Carolina, but was expelled for refusing to swear allegiance to the Whigs, 
going later to Europe. He died previous to August, 1777. — (Robert 
Kilby, Librarian cf Nerv York Historical Society.) 

Miscellaneous. 

In 1870 President Grant nominated Samuel Bard or BAIRD to be 
Governor of Idaho Territory. In 1872 he nominated Samuel B. to be 
deputy postmaster at Chattanooga, Tenn. In January, 1 89 — , Henry 
D. Bard was appointed postmaster at Brazil, Ind., by President Benja- 
min Harrison. 
Thomas Mad. Baird's children : 

Margaret, born 1798. Married Jane Fulmore. 

Jane, born 1800. Drowned. 

John, born 1803. Married Sarah Crow, 1827. 

Rebecca, born 1806. Married John Crow. 

Thomas, born 1808. Married Elizabeth Jane Hamilton. 

Nancy, born 1810. Married Thomas McLelland. 

An Alexander Barde was in Louisiana in 1805. He wrote in 
French about "Le Major Saint-julien est Creole de la Louisiane" 
(Affaires Barre, 1867). 

CHESTER BaIRD had brothers, CHAUNCY, PHILO, and several 
others, and a sister, HATTIE. M. D. BaIRD, a son of CHESTER, 
lives in Medina, Ohio. 

Two Huguenot Families. 

Peter Benoist Bard fled to England, 1682. He was born at Mont- 
pelier, Languedoc, in 1670. Left Isles of Rhe, France, after the Revo- 



70 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

cation of the Edict of Nantes. Died at Burlington, N. J., July 1 3, 
1734. He married Elizabeth Parker, of England, in 1692. His 
son John came to America, 1 706, going to Burlington, N. J. He 
bought a large tract of land, 1714; sold it 1715. Continued to 
deal in lands, on which he built mills and sawmills. He was a justice 
of the peace, 1 720-34; Colonel Commandant of New Jersey Regiment 
of Foot, 1 722 ; Judge of Supreme Court of New Jersey. He married 
at New Castle, Del., 1709, Dinah Marmion, of England. Issue: 

Mary M, 1710-1803. Married Rev. Colin Campbell. 

Benoist (or Bennett), 1711-1757. Lived at Burlington, N. J.; sheriff at Hunter- 
don County, 1736; died at Philadelphia. 

Peter, 1712-1769. Died at Mount Holly, N. J. Commissary of second bat- 
talion of Pennsylvania against Fort Duquesne, 1758. Married Maria Normandie. 

Samuel, born 1714. Buried at Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1735. 

John, born 1716, at Burlington, N. J.; died at Hyde Park, N. Y., 1799. Was 
a physician. Began the practice in Philadelphia, but moved to New York in 1 746. 
First president of New York Medical Society. Married Susanna Villeam at Christ 
Church, Philadelphia. 

The coat of arms: Sable on a chevron between two martlets argent. Crest: 
An arm in armor embowered hand ppr., grasping sword argent, hilt and pommel or. 
Motto: Fidile virluie. 

THE BAYARDS. 

The ship that brought to New Amsterdam May, 1647, the last of the Dutch 
governors of the New Netherlands, had also on board Stuyvesant's beautiful wife 
and his stately sister, Anna. She was the widow of Samuel Bayard, and was ac- 
companied by her children, Catherine, Petrus, Balthazar and Nicholas. Colonel 
John was a descendant of Petrus (1738-1807). It is believed the father of Samuel 
was a French Protestant divine, Professor Nicholas Bayard, who, with his wife, 
Blondna Conde, a lady of rank, fled from Paris to Holland during the religious 
troubles of the sixteenth century. He was thought to be a kinsman of Signieur de 
Bayard, Pierre du Terrail, among the most illustrious soldiers of Francis I of France. 

In Holland the name is written Bayert, and in ancient New York documents as 
Baird, Biart, Biard, Byard. Nicholas was in charge of the French chiirch at 
Antwerp for several years prior to 1 596. Lazarre was supposed to be a brother. 
Col. Martin Bayard, of Ghent, is supposed to have been another brother. He com- 
manded Walloon troops. Samuel was born at Breda and baptized in the Walloon 
church in 1610. He was educated at Leyden. 

Four of this family occupied seats in the United States Senate almost contin- 
uously for fourscore years. 

A large painting is preserved in the family of Samuel and Anna Baird and their 
four children at their country seat at Alphen, a small town of South Holland, on 
the old Rhine, seven miles from Leyden, where Peter was born. — (Bayards, by 
General James Grant Wilson.) 

John Bayard, deputy to Philadelphia in 1 774. 

Coat of arms: Azure a chevron between three escallops or. Crest: A demi- 
unicorn argent. Motto: Honor el jusiiiia. 



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Samuel had ihe same, except for a demi-horse argent. 

Though the name is spelled differently, these two lines were pos- 
sibly descendants of Signieur de Bayard, Pierre du Terrail, soldier of 
Francis I of France, of whom it was said, "sans peur et sans reproche." 

Data Regarding Intermarriages. 

Allen. — David came from Ireland in 1 740. Married Susan White of Scotland. 
They were great-grandparenls of James, David and Susan, who settled in Franklin 
township, Fayette County. James, the grandfather, was born in 1748. Married 
Nancy Pearis. David, the father, was born in 1 787, in Fayette. He married 
Rebecca Smith. Margaret Allen was of this branch. 

Beal. — Louis Erwin, born in Uniontown, Pa., 1848, was a son of Louis D. and 
Isabella (Fresy) Beal of Alleghany County, Md., who came to Fayette in the early 
forties. Seven members of this family were officers in the Continental Army, all 
from Maryland. Three were members of the Society of the Cincinnati. Louis is a 
descendant of the founder of Georgetown, D. C, and also of Cumberland, Md. 
He was a partner of Clark Breading, 1871. 

Chambers. — The earliest settler at "The Esopus" of whom there is any record 
was Thomas Chambers, 1652. This began the actual settlement of Ulster. Thomas 
Chambers, Lord of Foxhall Manor, died 8th of April, 1694. He was the second 
husband of LaurirUa Killenaar. Abraham Gasbeek Chambers died in 1759. His 
wife was Sarah Bayard. — (Inscription in Family Vault of Thomas Chambers, 
"Old Ulsler.") 

Chambers (Capt.), married, 1783, Sarah Brown, daughter of George and 
Agnes (Maxwell) Brown, of Brown's Mill. Issue: George, Benjamin, William, 
Joseph, Thomas, Sarah and Susan. Sarah married Dr. William Clark. 

Katherine Hamilton, a cousin of Genera! James Potter, made her home with 
Widow Potter, who became Mrs. Martha B;own, wife of Thomas Brown, of 
Brown's Mills. Ii was between t760 and 1767 that young James Chambers, the 
eldest son of Colonel Benjamin Chambers (the founder of Chambersburg), came to 
the Po'.ier home courting Miss Hamilton. She was the orphan daughter of John 
Hamilton and Isabella Potter, and became the wife of James Chambers. 

[It is from the Browns of Brown's Mill that Margaret Brown Baird is supposed to 
have descended. She had a grandson, Joseph Chambers Baird.] 

Brown, William (Judge) was son of Alexander, an early settler on the West 
Conocheague Creek, two miles east of Mercersburg, Pa. Colonel Alexander Brown 
commanded the eighth regiment Cumberland Associators, 1 780. 

Judge William located near the entrance of the valley, afterwards the village 
of Brown's Mill, now Reedsville, near the site of Logan's Spring. Logan was the 
celebrated Indian chief who had his cabin there. Wendel B. was said to be the 
earliest one of the fami!}- who came to Fayetie. He took part in the French and 
Indian wars. William B. came from Virginia, was a ieacher in New Jersey 
and soldier at Brandywine Creek. His wife was a Piersol. He was father of 
Alexander, who was the father of George. 

At Brown's Mill School, Enoch Brown, teacher, and the children were massa- 
cred in 1764. There was also a Brown's Mill burying ground. 

Baldwin, John, was born at Fayette City, in 1832. In 1850 he went to St. 
Louis. He was a steamboatman. In 1867 he married Susan Stickle. The father 
of John was Robert, who married Matilda McFee in 1807. The father of Robert' 



72 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

was William, one of the early settlers; a justice of the peace in Quakers settlement 
near Red Lion. — (Fayette Biographies, Wiley.) 

Breading, David. — He was of Scotch descent, born in Ireland. He came to 
Lancaster in 1728 with his son James. James had two sons: (1) Judge Nathaniel, 
born in 1751, who served under General Washington. He married Ann, daugh- 
ter of General Ewing. (2) David, born in 1756, in Lancaster. He served under 
General Washington. He married Elizabeth Clark in 1785. Came to Fayette. 
Clark B., son of David, Jr., had one brother and three sisters. He married Mary 
Craft. 

Clark, William. — "On May 30, 1630, there sailed to the very new village of 
Nantasket, Mass., the good ship Mary and John, under the same captain who had 
landed the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock a decade before. The Mary and John was 
the second of sixteen vessels that left England with passengers in 1630, under patron- 
age of Massa Ch [indistinct] Bay Company, a great ship cf four hundred tons, 
Capt. John Squel, Master. It left Plymouth, England, March, 1630, and landed 
May 10, 1630. On it were: 

William Clark and wife, Sarah; Lieut. William Clark, bovn in England in 1609. 

His son John C. was boin in Massachusetts in 1651; died in 1707, married 
first, Mary Strong; second, Abigail Lord. 

Their son, Nathaniel Clark, was born in 1681 in Northampton, Mass. Married 
Hannah Sheldon, widow of Mr. Catlin. 

Gideon Clark was born in 1722 at Worthington, Mass. He was Selectman in 
1 780. Representative at Washington National Congress, 1 796. He married Mary 
Munn. Their son Kenez Clark had a daughter, Martha Pomroy Clark." — (From 
Kenuin's and Finney's Family Genealogy, Lawson.) 

Elizabeth Clark married David Breading, 1785. 

Elizabeth Baird married Randolf Dearth; had a son, Clark Breading Dearth. 

David Clark married Hannah Baird. Had issue: Esther, married Joseph Stock- 
ton. James, married Jane Henderson. Agnes, married David Lardner. Mary, 
married Paul Anderson. 

Dearth, James, was born in England in 1720, came to Maryland in 1777, 
thence to Fayette, Pa. His son George was born in 1762. Married Elizabeth 
Mills. His son John W. married Bertha V. Miller, daughter of Samuel Miller. 

Du Bois.— Rev. Robert Patterson's Record of the families of Robert Patterson 
(the elder), emigrant from Ireland to America in 1774: Louis Du Bois came from 
France in 1660. He was connected by marriage of Uriah Du Bois with Martha 
Patterson, 1798. 

Ewinc, Thomas, came from Ireland in 1718. Thomas Ewing, born 1789 in 
Virginia, came to Athens, Ohio. The first academic degree conferred by the Uni- 
versity of Ohio was given in 1815 to Thomas Ewing. He was afterwards a dis- 
tinguished United States Senator. He was self-made, selling coonskins to buy 
books, working as boatman on Ohio River, and laboring in the Kanawha Salt 
Works.— (O/ho Valley, by Venable, p. 232.) 

Ewinc, William, born in York County, Pennsylvania, 1769. Son of George 
Ewing. William came to Fayette County as a surveyor of lands in 1790, and located 
in Luzerine township. Ewings came from York County prior to the Revolution. 
William's son was James, of Dunlap's Creek. A sister, Elizabeth, married Mr. 
Breeding. — (Fayette Biographies.) 



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FRENCH. — Lieutenant Pritchard, 1 793, mentions William Beard and Assey 
French and Enoch French. A list of those who had taken freeman's oath in 1708, 
Seymore County, mentions French. 

John French, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1 720. 

Fulton, Donaldson Elwood, son of John, son of Robert. He was a native 
of Cumberland Valley. In War of 1812 John F. engaged in canal traffic on the 
Pennsylvania Canal as a joint owner with his brother Alex. 

Fream, John, aged 16, came to America in 1635. 

FlNLEY, William. Born in Franklin County in 1768. He was fourth Gov- 
ernor of Pennsylvania, Representative in the Legislature several times, State Treas- 
urer, Treasurer U. S. Mint. Died at Harrisburg, 1846. 

FlNLEY, EbenezER. Born in 1760, a native of Maryland. He organized first 
Sunday school in New Salem. He was married four times, his wives being: Jane 
Kinkaid, Violet Lowrie, Marjorie Cunningham, Sarah Johns. He had fourteen 
children. He was son of Rev. James F., who came to Redstone township, Fayette. 
James' sons were: William, Michael, Joseph, Ebenezer, Samuel R. 

FlNLEY, Samuel, brother of Rev. James Finley, was one of the first presidents 
of Princeton College. He was a grandfather of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 
inventor of the telegraph. 

FlNLEY, Rev. John, father of Rev. James and Rev. Samuel F., came to Mary- 
land in 1 734, from Armagh, Province of Ulster, Ireland. 

Finley, Robert (father of Thomas W.), married, first, Catherine Caruther, 
by whom he had two children — Samuel E. and Mary Margery (married Jeremiah) 
Baird. 

FlNLEY, Ely,, was a son of Dr. Robert (possibly Samuel E.). He married a 
daughter of Aaron Baird. 

FlNLEY, John F. (a hunter), penetrated into Kentucky with Boone. 

Finley, General James F., was in the Ohio Valley in 1833. 

Capt. Isaac Bard's widow (Jane McDowall) married Col. John Findley (son 
of Samuel and Jane S. Findley), brother of Governor William F. and Gen. James 
F., of Ohio. These three brothers were members of Congress at the same time 
William (born 1768) was in the Senate and John and James were in the House. 

Finley, Elliott, a brother of Margery Finley, who married a Baird. 

Finley, James F., of Grand Ridge, 111., married Lydia M., daughter of Han- 
nah Baird Galliher. 

Gallaher, James, was born in County Donegal, Ireland. He settled in Fay- 
ette previous to 1775, having 203 acres adjoining Beesontown (Uniontown). He 
had a son, John. 

Kinkeads of Sterlingshire, Scotland, were armigors as far back as 1280. One 
of them rescued the Castle of Edinburgh from the English in the time of Edward 
I, and on his arms was the castle. The family from which the American branch 
descended left Scotland after the civil strifes of 1688, and settled in the north of 
Ireland, from whence several brothers came to America in 1707, settling near Carlisle, 
Pa. Some of these went to Augusta, Va., and fought in the Indian wars. 

Miller, James, was in the Lancaster Militia in 1777. 



74 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Miller, Andrew, was born in Fayette. He married Cathrine Hiles. Issue: 
John, Jacob, Susan, Joseph, William, James, Polly, George, Andrew and Samuel. 

Morgan, George, commanded a company of the first troops under Gen. John 
Cadwalader, in 1 777, and became deputy commissary general of the Western Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania. 

Porter, William, was adopted by Captain William Woolsey, who com- 
manded a privateer in the Revolution. Captain Woolsey owned a farm in Rastraver 
township, Westmoreland County, near Fayette. David, son of William, was a 
doctor. He was born at Wheeling, W. Va., in 1794. He married, first, Lucinda 
Jennings, daughter of Obediah Jennings, of Washington, Pa.; second, Rebecca 
Miller, daughter of John Miller. 

Reeves. — On the east side of Flint Street, Salem, Mass., next to the home of 
Wm. Flint, John Reeves owned four acres of land in 1661. This was the father 
of Abner. Abner was born in Southold, Long Island, in 1738; married Hannah 
Barnes. It is said he served in "W. Chester Signet Horse." Died at Rastraver, 
Pa., in 1828, where he moved after the Revolution. His children were: 

Manassah, who married Margaret Carol; 

Michael; 

Elizabeth, who married Robert Baird, Sr. ; and 

John, who mairied Sarah Quinby, 1802, whose granddaughter, Mrs. Beebe, 
gave this record. 

The following is taken from an account of the Vance family in 
Ireland, by William Balburnie, printed at Cork in 1860: 

Vance, William, of Donegal, located at Aughavid, Ballydug, Tyrone. His 
will was dated 1713. He left four sons. One of these, David, came to America 
and fought under Washington. 

John, the eldest, married and had four sons and three daughters. One of the 
daughters married Andrew Jackson of Mahnafelt. They emigrated to America, 
and were the parents of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. 

David, born near Winchester, Va., came to North Carolina before the Revolu- 
tion, settling on the French Broad River. 

Vance, Hannah, was the daughter of John, a surveyor, and was born in 1732, 
in Valley of Shenandoah, Virginia. She married William Crawford, a youthful 
companion of Washington. He was with the Virginia troops under Forbes as 
ensign and under Braddock. He was son of Valentine C, an emigrant from the 
north of Ireland. He was born in Orange County, Va., in 1732. 

Wilson, (Rev.) Thomas, of Killybegs, County Donegal, 1681, "had a 
friend David Brown." 

Wilson, William. Master of "Thomas and Jane," from Londonderry, arrived 
at Boston in 1714. 

Wilson, John. Master in 1718. 

Wilson, William. First Lieutenant, Lancaster County Militia in 1777. 

Wilson, James. Captain Ninth Battalion, Sixth Company, in 1780. 

Wilson, James, born in 1764 in Lancaster. Came to Fayette when twelve 
years old. Married, first, Mary Robb; second, Elizabeth Lowrie. He lived at 



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McClelland Town. Justice of the peace of Germantown. Mary was daughter of 
Andrew Robb. It is said one James Wilson was a signer of the Declaration of 
Independence. 

Jane Wilson married James Baird. She may have been a sister of James. 

One James Wilson was of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

Joshua Wesley, born 1 832, at Licking County, Ohio, married a 
Miss Beard. 

These men were in Pennsylvania: 

John and Samuel Brown, 1741. 
Joseph Wilson, 1738. 
James Wilson, 1741. 



CHAPTER IV. SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA. 

The tradition of the origin of the name BA1RD, as given by A. J. B., 
is as follows. I give it, for it may assist some future genealogist to find 
some of the missing links: 

"John Gregor was a poor weaver, who went from house to house, 
and while plying his trade sang the ballads, legends and incidents of the 
time so well that it was always a 'gala day' when he came. He was 
called The Bard. He was greatly beloved by the people, and when 
one of his wealthy friends wished to leave him some property, in order 
for him to hold it, it was given to him as John Gregor Bard." 

The following is as James Power Baird gave it: 

"JOHN BaRD had four sons and two daughters James, Robert, 
William, John, Jr. ; sisters not named. He had four estates, two in 
Scotland, one in England and one in Ireland. 

"John, Jr., settled in the northern part of Ireland on his portion. 
His family consisted of three sons and several daughters. 

"The second son, James, emigrated to America about 1 720, to New 
Jersey; had five or six sons — John, James, Moses, Robert and Thomas. 

"John was of a rambling nature, fond of hunting. He went on an 
expedition down into Kentucky and Tennessee. About 1 760 he met 
Daniel Boone in the woods. He returned in May to his home in New 
Jersey, then went West. He was spoken of as Captain John. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

"It is supposed that James, the son of John BaIRD, Jr., came from 
the northern part of Ireland, County Tyrone, near Londonderry, to 
New Jersey, in 1 720; his family, John (Capt.), James, Moses, Robert, 
Thomas, and several daughters." 

Judging by the names of the children of James, the son of John, Jr., the date 
of his leaving Ireland, and the names of John's (born 1703, married Mary McCully) 
children, it is probable, though not proven, they were related. The relationship was 
claimed by Robert Baird, of Yonkers, and Thomas Dickson Baird, from these two 
lines. 

In this line there is a question which has not been settled. I give 
the following data and some one, some lime, may solve it. Was it 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 77 

James or Moses who married Margaret Brown? ROBERT Baird, Jr., 
of Yonkers, an historian, was the grandson of Margaret, and in his 
letter he says, "Our Grandfather James." 

James Power Baird was a great-grandson, and what he gives 
seems to have been from an old Bible record: he says MoSES. CHAM- 
BERS BAIRD, another grandson, in a letter, says it was James. 

I have had all kinds of documents searched and I give herein all 
I have found. There seems no grave in Fayette County older than 
those of Robert, Sr., and Elizabeth, yet it is said the grandparents came 
over to Fayette. "That was the extreme frontier at that time." There 
is a tradition that one James v/as killed by the Indians and the family 
buried him in the read to prevent the Indians finding his body. This 
was not his grandson James, son of Margaret Baird, as he died of 
cholera. I hardly think two grandsons would make a mistake re- 
garding the name, while I know, in copying a record or in writing one, 
mistakes are often made and ever afterward copied. My personal 
opinion is that James had an uncle or father, Moses, of Lifford, who 
remained in Ireland, and for him the Moses in this country was named. 

Robert, the eldest son of MARGARET BROWN BaIRD, was born 
in 1756; Moses, his brother, in 1762. Pequea, Pa., was where the 
children were born. 

In the Bedford County tax list for 1779. James is taxed for 300 
acres in Armstrong township and Moses for 1 00 unseeded acres. At 
that time Moses, the son, was ten years old. That may account for the 
small unseeded grant. Moses swore oath of allegiance in Lancaster, 
1777. The son Moses was then fifteen years old. 

Moses served in Capt. John McClelland's company of Westmore- 
land County Rangers in Indian raids. 

[Moses, the son. who swore allegiance at fifteen, possibly joined the army when 
he was a little older.] 

In the census returns of Luzern township for I 790, Moses is re- 
corded with one "male" under 16 and one "female." 

Note. — Margaret Brown and her husband at that time had eight children. The 
youngest, Anne, was seventeen years old in 1790. It must have been 'Moses, the son, 
who was married in 1787 and had a son born in 1788 and daughter Mary born 
about 1788. 

There is a deed of land (Book A of Deeds, Greenburg, p. 324) 
of Robert to Moses, conveying a tract of land of 320 acres in Manallen 
township, Westmoreland County. Robert had bought it in 1 779 (the 
year Robert was married.) He sells Moses 160 acres. Witnesses were 
Thomas Scott and John Baird (uncie-in-law and brother, or uncle 
John). 



78 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

[Finding absolutely no record of a Moses of that first generation, I am con- 
vinced that Robert Baird was right. I also think it probable that some of this first 
group were sons of Moses, "an elder of the Presbyterian Church at Lifford, opposite 
Strabane, Ireland" (who was a delegate to General Synod in Ulster, 1724), and 
came with John of Strabane about 1720 or 1729. Or of Robert Beard, who was a 
ruling elder early in the eighteenth century at Taughboyne (now St. Johnston County, 
Donegal, near Derry). He had Thomas, John and Robert. He died about 1714.] 

The census of Luzern township for 1 790 gave ROBERT BAIRD two 
males under 1 6 and two females. 

The census of Menallen township for 1 790 says James (two fe- 
males). This could have been the father of Robert, for all of his 
children were married at that time except Margaret and Ann. 

Book A, page 266, Greenburg, Pa.: 

In 1779 James Baird of Huntington township, Westmoreland 
County, sells to John Miller of same place land which James had 
bought of Thomas in 1 775. 

[Thomas and James, we suppose, were brothers. The Millers were intermarried.] 

In Hempfield township James was taxed for two tracts in Bedford 
in 1 772. (This became part of Westmoreland.) James BAIRD was 
a soldier of the Revolution. With Timothy Green, Lancaster Asso- 
ciators, he was destined for the Jerseys June 6, 1 776. JAMES Baird, 
Captain Eighth Company, Fourth Battalion of Lancaster Associators in 
1 780, took the oath of allegiance in 1 777. He was a private in 1 776. 

Robert served in the Revolution from 1 777 to 1 779. He was in 
the battles of Long Island and Germantown. 

Seilhamer thinks the James of Hemphill township and the James 
of Armstrong, Bedford and Letterkenny (now Green) township, were 
identical. He was a taxable as early as 1 772. 

Robert Bard, or Baird, was in active service with Capt. Patrick 
Jack's company, of the Cumberland County militia, in 1777. 

Seilhamer says about the record of John Baird, of Christiana 
Hundred, and John Baird (who was a taxable in Chester County, 
1729-44), and the John of Manor of Masque (of which Gettysburg 
was a part), who was with the squatters in 1 739, and died 1749-50, 
that they may have been one and the same, and possibly ancestor to most 
of the Pennsylvania Bairds. Robert, Thomas, John, William, James 
and Hannah were the children. John of Strabane had sons Andrew 
and James. James, who inherited the property, remained in Ireland. This 
James had a son, John, Jr., who married Rebecca (possibly Sterrett) ; 
also William, James, Sydney, Rebecca, and Jane, all born in Ireland. 
John, Jr., and his wife Rebecca emigrated to America soon after his 



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father's death (his will dated May 30, 1719), and settled in Chris- 
tiana Hundred, New Castle, Del. 

GROUP 1 — James or Moses. 

The tradition of our family says: "James was second of three 
brothers, sons of John, Jr., and came to America about 1 720." John 
of Christiana Hundred, was John, Jr. We have prOcf that his grand- 
father came about 1 720. I suppose James, as well as Robert, came 
with him. If the James whose will (1785) mentions* mother Rebecca 
Sterrett and brothers Robert and John, was a son of John of Christiana, 
he was not the ancestor of this line, as he evidently had no family. 
Thomas, another brother, had died in 1 775. That would mean the 
ancestor of this line was probably a nephew of John and son of Robert 
or Moses, of Ireland. The James buried at Deny Church, Dauphin 
County, 1781, may be the ancestor. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Children of Margaret Brown and James (or Moses) Baird: 

Robert, Sr., born in 1756 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Married, first, 
Elizabeth Reeves, 1779. Moved to Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; 
second, Sarah Hannah McClelland. 

John, married Susan Frame, 1 785, and moved to Ohio. 

Moses, born in 1762. Married Mary Adams, daughter of Robert and Eliza- 
beth Adams, in 1787. He, with Mr. Vance, laid off Vanceburg. 

James, born in 1764. Married Mary Robinson, 1788. Moved, 1800, to Ohio 
(Chillicothe), West Union, Adams County, Ohio. Died in Kentucky, 1830, 
of cholera. 

Elizabeth, married Thomas Frame. Moved to Ohio. 

Jane, married Charles Porter, Jr. Settled in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 
Associate Judge for many years. 

Margarett, born in 1770; died in 1853. Married John Porter, born in 1770. 
Settled in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 

Anne, born in 1773. Married Steven Riggs, born in 1770, in Fayette County. 
Moved to Ohio in 1795. 

Robert Baird, Sr., died October 5, 1835. Epitaph: 

"Remember, Man, as you pass by, 
As you are now so once was I ; 
As I am now so you must be — 
Prepare for death and follow me." 

Elizabeth died in 1 826. 

Robert and Elizabeth Reeves Baird were buried in Dunlap Creek churchyard. 
Elizabeth was said to be the daughter of Abner and Hannah Barnes Reeves or 



80 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

"Rastraver," Westmoreland County, Pa. She had brothers, Manassah and Michael 
Reeves, who came to Bellevernon, Pa., after Elizabeth's marriage. — {Mrs. Beebe, 
Ravenna, Ohio.) 

Mrs. Beebe had a letter from AARON BaIRD, of Bellevernon, Pa., 
1 843, telling of Manasseh Reeves' illness. Robert and Elizabeth were 
at Bellevernon in 1781. 

Robert, Sr., came over to Fayette County with his uncle-in-law, 
Thomas Scott, who had married his mother's sister, Miss Brown. 

The father of Robert lived at Piquea in Lancaster County, Pa., 
where there was a school where many of the ministers of that day 
studied. He lived there till 1777. One record says they stopped at 
Chester on the way to Fayette. 

In 1777 Robert (then 22) went west of the Alleghanies in 
search of a home. He bought land in the southern part of Fayette 
County adjoining lands of Wm. Ewing, Judge Breading and Chas. 
Porter, Sr., containing 620 acres. He cleared part and built a 
cabin, then returned and entered the Revolutionary army and served two 
years, taking part in the battles of Eastern Pennsylvania. In 
1779 he married Elizabeth Reeves and moved, on horseback, over the 
mountains to Fayette County, to "Beeson" town (now Uniontown), near 
a large spring. 

In a few years he built another house where the old stone house 
now stands. About 1 787 his father and family came over and lived 
with him. The old folks did not live long after coming over. Robert, 
Sr., married, second, Mrs. Sarah Hannah McClelland. It is said he 
was eighty when he married the second time, and at the wedding had 
thirty-eight grandchildren, to whom he gave little leather-bound Testa- 
ments. He was said to have been such a lovable gentleman that Mrs. 
McClelland's granddaughter was named for him and one of her nieces 
named her son for him, Hon. Albert Baird Cummins, of Des Moines, 
Iowa. 

Moses, a brother of Robert, went to Mason County, Ky. He built 
the first brick house in the State of Kentucky, at Mary's Lick. He 
moved to where Vanceburg now is and engaged in the manufacture 
of salt. 

He and Vance (probably David) bought fifty acres of land. Baird 
bought Vance's interest in 1 796. They laid it off and cast lots for the 
name. Vance won. In 1 797 Moses moved across the river to Ohio, 
where he had bought 1 ,000 acres, He died in 1 841-2, and was buried 
at Sandy Springs. He was Judge of Probate Court for seventeen 
years. The letter said Vance was later governor. 

Old Governor Taylor, who was a graduate of West Point, was a 



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lawyer of Marysville (Marietta), Lewis County, Ky. He spoke of a 
trip he took when a young man with Mrs. Moses BAIRD on horse- 
back. They had to ford the creeks to reach a sick woman they were 
going to see. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of Robert and ELIZABETH BAIRD: 

Alexander, born in 1782. Married, first, Nancy French (descendant of Enoch 
French, born in 1791; died in 1834) in 1809. In 1801 * he built a grist- 
and sawmill on his father's farm. Married, second, Mary Harford, in 1838. 

Hannah, born in 1784. Married George Gallaher (born in 1771) in 1807. 

Aaron, born in 1787. Married, first, Margarett Allen (born in 1786), in 1808. 
Married, second, Mrs. Persus Fulton in 1836. 

Levi. 

Abner. 

Lydia, born in 1790; died in 1854. Married Samuel Miller (born in 1784; 
died in 1854), in 1816. 

Susan. Married Edward Burnett. 

Moses, bom in 1794. Married Rachel Beal (born in 1796) in 1820. 

Robert, born in 1798. Married Fermine Ophelia Du Boisson in 1824. He 

died in 1863. 
Samuel. 

Elizabeth, married Randolf Dearth. 
Margarett. 

Life of Rev. Robert Baird, Jr., D.D., of Yonkers, N. Y., by His Son, 

Henry M. Baird, Professor in the University of the 

City of New York. 

Robert Baird, born on October 6, 1798. 

His faiher's family, which was of Scotch extraction, after a sojourn of several 
generations in the northern part of Ireland, near Londonderry, had emigrated to the 
American colonies and settled in the neighborhood of Lancaster, Pa. Here on 
the 26th of December, 1 756, Robert Baird, Senior, was born. His youth fell 
in the most exciting period of American history. His childish recollections were 
associated with incidents of the French War, some of the most thrilling acts 
in the border warfare having occurred not far from the home of his early years. 
We find him when barely twenty years of age in the ranks of the patriot army of 
the Revolution. His company was among the forces of Washington at the battle 
of Long Island. Before the conclusion of the Revolutionary War he was united in 
marriage, on the 20th day of February, 1781, to Elizabeth Reeves, a young lady 
of eighteen years, whose parents, of English and Welsh descent, were natives of 
Long Island. 

He with his wife, soon after quiet had been restored to the border, removed to 
a region which was then upon the very outskirts of civilization. He fixed upon what 
is now the County of Fayette, which, from the fertility of the soil and its proximity 
to the navigable waters of the Monongahela and Ohio, as well as to the important 
town of Pittsburgh, then rising on the site of the famous forts, Duquesne and Pitt, 

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82 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

offered unusual attractions to the settler. The boundary line between the states 
of Virginia and Pennsylvania had not been accurately denned, and the tract of 
several hundred acres which he purchased was between the present towns of Union- 
town and Brownsville, and near the hamlet now called New Salem. A survey proved 
that it was situated in Pennsylvania. Robert., Jr., their son, was born in 1798. 

He was a student in Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, and 
teacher at Bellefonte. 

He decided to study for the ministry, and in 1819 went to the "Theological 
Seminary of the Presbyterian Church," in the quiet village of Princeton, New 
Jersey. 

His was an active, philanthropic nature, never contented with sluggish or selfish 
repose while there was anything within his reach that could improve or elevate the 
physical condition of his fellowmen. 

His excellent scholarship in the Seminary, as well as the representation of a suc- 
cessful teacher, led, after two years, to his receiving the offer of a tutorship in the 
College of New Jersey, the venerable Nassau Hall, which he held until the end 
of his theological course. 

He became principal of the academy at Princeton, 1822, which he retained 
until 1828. 

On the 24th of August, 1824, he was united in marriage at Philadelphia to Miss 
Fermine Ophelia Amarillis DuBoisson, a young lady of Huguenot extraction. 

He had been all along active in distributing Bibles to all towns in New Jersey 
and elsewhere in connection with the Nassau Bible Society. 

At New Brunswick, in 1 828, he was set apart to the gospel ministry as an 
evangelist. 

For the American Bible Society he went out to Caracas as a special agent to 
superintend the distribution of the Holy Scriptures in the Republic of Colombia and 
elsewhere in South America. 

In 1830 he removed his family to Philadelphia, which became his home for the 
ensuing five years. Many articles and books were written during this time, among 
them the "View of the Valley of the Mississippi." 

On February 26, 1825, he was sent to France as missionary representing the 
Foreign Evangelical Association. 

He wrote a history of temperance societies in the United States, which was 
published in French. 

He went in the interest of temperance to Northern Europe, London, Hamburg, 
Copenhagen, Gbttenburg. 

At all of these places he was received by the most influential people with the 
utmost courtesy, and his letters, lectures, etc., spread wide interest in his work. 

The Swedes, who in the time of Gustavus Adolphus and Chartes XII had 
been accounted one of the most sober nations in Europe, had within a remarkably 
brief period become the slaves of intemperance. Among the friends of temperance 
in that country who read his works and assisted him were the Crown Prince and the 
Count Augustus, son of Hartmansdorff. 

Charles John, formerly known as Bonaparte's intrepid General Bernadotte, had 
many private interviews with him, and was much admired by Mr. Baird. He says 
of him, "That Bernadotte has been a blessing to Sweden is certain." The only 
account that he has left of his interesting and important interview with Bernadotte 
we find in a sketch which was published a few months after the king's death, 
"Life and Character of the Late King of Sweden," by Robert Baird, in Graham's 
Adagazine, November, 1 844. 

In the interest of temperance he went to Germany, Holland and Belgium, and 
he had many interesting interviews with the King and Crown Prince of Prussia, 
Prince John of Saxony and King Leopold of Belgium. 

After his eighth visit to Europe he wrote in the Christian World, of September, 




Rev. Robert Baird, 

Eminent Historian and Temperance Worker 
of Yonkers, New York. 



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1861, of the translation of the New Testament: "The Gospels and the Acts of the 
Apostles had been printed and Epistles and book of Revelation soon would be." 

Robert was founder of the Foreign Evangelical Society, now absorbed into the 
Christian Union. 

In 1861 he sailed for Southampton, returning in October, which was his ninth 
trip across the ocean. He lived one and one-half years after his return, which 
time, though he was feeble in health, was spent in untiring labor as secretary of 
the Christian Union. 

After a life of sixty-four years spent in the service of his Redeemer he quietly 
fell asleep on the morning of the Sabbath of March 15, 1863. 

On the 29th day of April, 1864, Fermine, wife of Robert Baird, passed into 
the realm of glory. 

Some Pennsylvania Bairds. 

From Letter of Dr. Robert Baird to Chambers Baird (Cousin), Dated June 17, 1858. 

"My Dear Cousin: You request some information about our family. Here 
you have a summary of all that I know. 

"Our grandfather, James Baird, came from the North of Ireland, near London- 
derry. His ancestors came from Scotland, driven from it by persecution in the days 
of the Stuarts. They were Presbyterians. The name Baird signifies a poet or bard, 
and the coat of arms had a boar, to signify that the founder was a hunter. Our 
grandfather was a poor but worthy Scotch-Irish weaver. He married a Miss Brown, 
whose father was a Protestant from the North of Ireland. My father (Robert) was 
the oldest of all the children — four sons and four daughters. The sons were: 
Robert, John, Moses, and James. The daughters were: Jane (Mrs. Charles Porter), 
Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas Frame), Margaret (Mrs. John Porter), and Ann (Mrs. 
Stephen Riggs). 

"Our grandfather lived near Piqua, in Lancaster County, Pa., where my 
father and most of the children were born. My father served two campaigns in 

the Pennsylvania troops in the early part of the war and was ( ) in 

the battles of Long Island and Germantown. In the year 1 779 he came out to 
Western Pennsylvania with his uncle, Thomas Scott, who had married a sister of 
our grandmother. This Scott resided in what is now Washington, Pa., and was the 
father of Mrs. David Hope, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Pentecost, Mrs. 
Wood, Mrs. King." 

Children of JOHN and SUSAN F. BaIRD: 

Moses. No other record. 

Children of Moses and Mary A. BaIRD: 

Robert, born 1788; died 1873. Married Margaret Davis, born 1792; died 1871. 

Mary, married Meredith Darlington. 

James Newton, born 1801; died 1840. Married Sini Truett, born 1805. 

Joseph Calvin Vance, born 1805. Married, first, Cathrine Cox; second, Jane 
Cox, sisters. 

Harriet Amanda (Nancy), married James Ewing. 

Susan A., married James McMaster. 

Elizabeth, married Robert Adams and had a son, Rev. Moses Newton Adams. 

Moses Newton, married Mary Pierce. 

John Heath, died of cholera. 

Harvey Brown, married Mary A. Murphy. 



84 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Chambers (Major), died 1887. Married, first, Margaret Campbell; second, 
Judeth Leggett. 

Children of James and Mary R. Baird. The latter died in 1 849 in 
Ohio: 

James, born 1789; died 1846, Blackford County, Indiana. 

Margaret, born 1791; died 1848. 

Robinson, born 1792. Married Elizabeth Williamson. 

William, born 1794; died 1834. Married Hannah, Bloomfield, 111. 

Joshua, born 1796; died 1829. Married Susan Gibson, Bentonville, Ohio. 

Rachel, born 1797; died 1838. Married William Robb, 1818, Indiana. He 
died in 1845. 

Elizabeth, born 1799; died 1815. Married James Fitch. 

John, born 1801 . 

James, born 1802; died 1872. Married Eliza Anderson (born 1804) in 1827. 

Lived at West Union, Ohio; Aurora, 111. He died at Minouk, 111. 
Washington (Rev.), born 1804; died about 1865. 

Mary, born 1806; died 1840. Married James Anderson, brother of Eliza A., 
Ohio. 

Anne, born 1811; died 1848. Married Benjamin White, Illinois, Iowa. 

Sarah, born 1813; died 1875. Married James Hook, Adams County, Ohio. 

Washington, the youngest son, a graduate of Jefferson College, was 
a Presbyterian minister. He went South about 1832. Soon after he 
was chosen President of St. Mary's College and edited the Southern 
Presbyterian, then published at Milledgeville, Ga., afterward at Charles- 
ton, S. C. At the breaking out of the war he was an ardent supporter of 
the Southern cause, and when Northern schoolbooks were tabooed in 
the Southern schools he was chosen to edit a series of books suited to the 
minds and sentiments of the Southern people. He died soon after the 
rebellion. 

Note. — It is said he did not marry, but his family, except one aunt, did not keep 
up a correspondence with him on account of his sympathy with the South. 

[Eliza and James Anderson were children of Robert Anderson of Williamsiport, 
Pa., cousin of Gen. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter. — F. B. C] 

Children of ELIZABETH BAIRD and Thomas Frame: 

Margaret. 
James. 
Susan. 
William. 

Children of Jane BaIRD and Hon. Charles Porter: 
John, died in Ohio. 

James, evangelist and with Alex Campbell established "Christian" Church. 
Margaret, married John McFadden. 
Leah, married Andrew Davis. 
Anne, married Thomas Armstrong. Lived in Indiana. 



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Mary, married Enoch French. 
Charles, lived in Ohio. 

Children of Margaret Baird and John Porter (brother of Charles), 
born 1770; died 1812: 

Harriet, born 1794. 

Leah, born 1796; died 1854. Married Cochran. 

Moses Baird, born 1797. 

Charles P., born 1798; died 1842. Married Isabella. 

Stephen, born 1800; died 1862. Married Rachel. 

Anne, born 1801; died 1813. , 

Samuel W., born 1803; died 1863. 

Cephas, born 1805; died 1873. Married Sallie Wilson. 

James H., born 1806; died at Laurenceville, New Jersey, 1834. 

John, born 1807. 

Robert, born 1809; died at Tonica, Illinois, 1862. 

[Harriet Porter, niece of Stephen, married Hibbs.] 

Children of ANNE BaIRD and Steven Riggs. (Steven was a son of 
Senator Steven Riggs) : 

Joseph, born 1796; died 1877. Married, 1819, Rebecca Agnew (one record 
says Baldridge). 

Margaret, born 1798. 

Hannah, born 1799. Married Eckley. 

Harriet, born 1801; died 1825. 

Elizabeth, born 1803. Married Alford. 

Jane G., born 1805. Married Poque. 

Anne, born 1807; died 1819. 

Cyrus, born 1809; died 1811. 

Stephen R., born 1812. Missionary to Dakota Indians, St. Petersburg, Minne- 
sota. He translated the Bible and wrote a dictionary in that language; also 
history of his life among the Indians. 

James B., born 1814; died 1827. 

Moses B., born 1816; died 1867. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of ALEXANDER, Sr., and Nancy F. BaIRD: 

Eliza, born 1810, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; died, 1884, in Hancock 

County, West Virginia. Married Charles Brown (born in 1791) in 1837. 
Samuel McElroy, born 1811. Married Elizabeth Leckey (born 1813) in 1837. 
Mary Anne, born 1813; died 1815. 
Robert, born 1815; died 1836. 

Enoch French, born 1817. Married Elizabeth Barkly. 
William French, born 1818. Married Rebecca Harah. 



86 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Alexander, J., Jr., born 1820; died 1884. Married, first, Nellie Hibbits Brilton, 

in 1850; second, Emily Bates, widow of Charles Carkener, in 1882. 
Harriett, born 1822. Married Jack Jackson. 
Fermine Amarilis, born 1834. 

James Guthrie, born 1826. Married Francis Morgan. 
Mary Jane, born 1829. Married Nathan Williams. 
Charles Porter, born 1831. Married Susan Arnold. 
Nancy French, born 1834. Married W. R. Shook. 

Rev. A. J. Baird. 

Alexander J. Baird was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 
March 16, 1820. His father, Alexander, was a farmer in moderate 
circumstances. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His 
uncle, Robert, and two of his brothers were ministers. When seventeen 
Alexander was put to work with Bromfield Craft, a stone- and brick- 
mason, to learn the trade. His early Christian training and skill as a 
musician saved him during these days from being led astray and drew 
him into better society. He spent one year, when he was twenty-one, in 
Ohio, where he taught school and music. 

His mother, having a family of small children, was frequently 
unable to attend church, but used to take her chair and sit under the 
cedar tree in the garden and read to him from the Bible. At the close 
of the year in Ohio he finally settled the question as to becoming a 
minister. The chief difficulty attending the question seems to have been 
whether it was God or his mother calling him. 

His education in the colleges was paid for by teaching and in other 
small earnings. 

During the vacation following his first year in college he, under a 
contract, hired hands and built the first story of a large merchant mill, 
on which he cleared about $95. With two music classes he made 
$30, which took him through the next year. In 1 847 he went to Cum- 
berland College, Princeton, Ky. ; in 1 848 he was licensed to preach. 
In 1850 he married Nellie Hibbits, daughter of Maj. William Britton, 
near Clarksville, Tenn. In 1851 his father-in-law's health failed, and 
he removed to his home and took charge of the farm and tannery. Major 
Britton died in 1 852. After winding up the affairs of Major Britton, 
he returned to his ministerial work in Kentucky, in 1855. 

In 1860 he writes: "Dark clouds, high winds, everybody right, 
everybody brave; texts strained in favor of both North and South; 
great submission to an All-wise Providence, but every man presenting 
in his own way eloquent prayers for God to think our way. Wars for 
the slave and a sword for our sons. This government sanctioned the 
rights of this institution (slavery) and if she is now changed in her mind 
and determined to free the slave, she should buy him for a fair price and 



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gradually emancipate him. I will go with the South to the end, but I 
will fight for no country. War is a disgrace to intelligent civilization." 

Circumstances put him in charge of a shoe factory in Atlanta, Ga., 
making three hundred pairs of boots a day. He was also in charge 
of the Central Presbyterian Church of that city. He spent much time 
in the hospitals and prisons, at one time preaching to ten thousand pris- 
oners. His knowledge of tanning saved him from conscription. He 
drilled his men and several times was offered a captain's commission. He 
three times visited the Army of Virginia and met Gene/al Lee. He 
visited Stonewall Jackson and preached to his army. He knew and ad- 
mired General Johnston. In 1 863. he was inspector for five states. 

At the close of the war, 1865, he returned to Winchester, Tenn., 
he says, with a good wife, two nice children, six free negroes, a few gray 
clothes and $1 .65. He soon took charge of the First Cumberland Pres- 
byterian Church, Nashville, Tenn., where he was pastor for seventeen 
years. "His eloquence was but the scintillations of the truth flowing 
from a noble man's clear head and noble heart." He lectured at New 
York Chautauqua on "Chronology of the Bible." He was delegate 
to the Pan-Presbyterian Council, Belfast, 1 884, and had planned to go 
to the Holy Land afterward. On the day he was to have sailed he 
passed away in New York City on the 1 5th of June, 1 884. 

In 1880 his first wife was taken from him, and in 1882 he married 
Mrs. Emily B. Carkener, of St. Louis, Mo. 

The most of his ministerial life was spent at Nashville, Tenn., where 
he formed a church with twelve members, which grew in five years to a 
membership of fifteen hundred. 

His confession of faith was* "I want to be what God wants 
me to be, I want to think what He wants me to think, and I want to do 
what He wants me to do, and the Bible is my guide." 

Children of HANNAH Baird and George Gallaher: 

James Black, born 1808. 

William Kilgore, born 1810. Married, 1833, Nancy Gallaher. 

Eliza Anne, born 1812; died 1841. Married William Brown (born 1802; 

died 1865) in 1833. 
Lydia Mariah, born 1814. Married James G. Miller, 1835. 
George Washington, born 1816; died 1835. 

Mary Jane, born 1818; died 1860. Married John McCombs (born 1809; 
died 1884) in 1836. 

Robert Johnson, born 1820. Married Martha McKeever (born 1834) in 1855. 

Children of AARON and MARGARET A. BaIRD (his first wife) : 

Maria, born 1810. Married Eli H. Finly (son of Dr. Robert Finly), in 1829. 
Eliza, born 1811. Married Benjamin F. Miller (born 1811), 1833. 



88 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Jane, born 1813. Married William Brown, 1842. 

John Allen, born 1815. Married Eliza Wilson, 1835. 

Robert B., born 1816; died 1819. 

Mary Anne, born 1818; died 1819. 

James Power, born 1820; died 1891. Married, first, Harriet Riley in 1840. 
Harriet Riley died 1842. Second, Margaret Pratt. Third, Mary Harper, 
who died in 1881. 

William Johnston, born 1821. Married Maria Wilkins, 1845. 

Robert Alexander, born 1823; died 1901. Married Nancy Acklin (born 
1830) in 1848. 

George G., born 1825; died 1834. 

Josiah Worthington, born 1827; died 1831. 

David Allen, born 1829. Married Elizabeth Ridgeway in 1852 in Virginia. 

James Power Baird was born February 26, 1820, in Luzeme 
township, Fayette County, Pa. He was the seventh child and third 
son of Aaron and Margaret Allen Baird. His mother's early 
teachings, and impressions received at the Sunday school organized 
by his Grandfather Baird at Oak Hill schoolhouse (the first in 
the — neighborhood), were not forgotten. He was converted at the age 
of 1 8 at a meeting being held at the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church. He united with the Dunlaps Creek Presbyterian Church, of 
which his father was an elder. 

He taught school and at the same time pursued his studies. In 1 849 
he united with the Flopewell Central Presbyterian Church, and in 1850 
he yielded to the call to preach and was received under the care of 
Union Presbytery as a candidate. He was licensed in 1852 and or- 
dained in 1 858. 

Thirty-six years of his life were spent in active pastoral work. Be- 
sides supplying his congregations, he tried to carry the gospel to people 
living in remote regions who did not have the opportunity of hearing it 
preached. He was pastor of the Pleasant View congregation in Fayette 
County for fourteen years, and of Hewitts, Greene County, for twelve 
years, besides several other congregations in Fayette and Greene counties 
for a shorter period. He was for a number of years secretary of the 
Fayette County Sunday School Association. In the month of June, 
1 880, he was chosen one of the twelve delegates from Pennsylvania to 
the World's Sunday School Convention at London, and in 1 88 1 to 
the International Sunday School Convention at Toronto, Canada. Ow- 
ing to sickness in his family he could not go. In March, 1891, he 
was stricken with paralysis, and died May 16, 1 89 1 . Thus ended a 
life of faithful, loving and loyal service. 

Note. — James P. Baird began collecting data for the Baird family history, which 
was kindly given into my hands as a start for this book. — F. B. C. 



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Children of AARON BaIRD and Persus Fulton, his second wife: 

Emma Cathrine, born 1837. Married James Ryland in 1860 in Virginia. 
Sanford Wright, born 1839. 

Eliphlet Hayden, born 1841. Married Armstrong. 

Children of Lydia BaIRD and Samuel Miller: 

John Alexander, born 1817; died 1874. Married Margaret Bower in 1842. 

James B., born 1818; died 1874. Married Mary Griffin in 1841. 

George Gallaher, born 1820; died 1851. 

William Wylie, born 1822; died 1864. 

Oliphant, born 1823; died. 1864. Married Amanda Keith in 1852. Amanda 

died 1869. 
Washington, born 1824. Married Anne Tyler. 
Johnston, born 1827. Married Sarah E. Gilbert. 

Wilson Power, born 1830. Married Amanda Crute (born 1833) in 1853. 
Robert Allen, born 1832. 

Children of Susan BaIRD and Edward Burnett: 

James Herwig. Married Eliza . 

John Newton. 

Robert Baird. Married Lydia Stonebroken. 

George Gallaher. Married Elizabeth McLean. 

William Harrison. 

Sarah Elizabeth. 

Ezekiel Vance. 

Thomas Jefferson. 

Children of Moses and'RACHEL B. BaIRD: 

Samuel Miller, born 1821. Married Margaret Gribble. 
Avie Anne, born 1824. Married Theodore Van Kirk. No children. 
Eliza Jane, born 1826. Married J. C. Whitney. 

Jeremiah P., born 1828; died 1901. Married Margery Finley, 1857. Mar- 
gery died in 1902. 
Sarah Elizabeth, born 1832. 
George Washington, born 1835. Married Sarah Gates. 

Children of ROBERT and FeRMINE BaIRD: 

Robert, died 1850. 

Charles V/ashington, born 1828 at Princeton, N. J. Married Margaret Strong. 

Wrote many books, among others "History of Huguenots." 
Henry Martyn. Married Susan Baldwin. (He was Professor in the University 

of the City of New York for many years.) 
Fermine Ophelia. 
Edward Payson. 
Anna Fermine. 



90 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

William Wilberforce. 
William Chester. 

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Dr. Chas. Washington Baird. 

"The subject of this sketch was a friend to the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society and a historian of original research, and it is fitting that 
some account of him should be given in the Record, to which he made valuable 
contributions. 

"Dr. Baird was born August 28, 1828 (died 1887); was the son of Rev. 
Dr. Robert Baird and Fermine du Boisson, the latter of French Huguenot blood. 
He married, 1861, Miss Margaret Eliza Strong, eldest child of Theodosius Strong 
and Eliza J. Mitchell. His wife, a daughter, Eliza Strong, and son, Robert, 
survived him. He graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1848. 
He was chaplain of the American Chapel in the City of Rome, 1852-54. From 
1859 to 1861 he was pastor of a Reformed Dutch Church at Bergen Hill, South 
Brooklyn. !n May, 1861, he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Rye, 
New York. His names, Charles and Washington, were derived from two ma- 
ternal uncles. He was born at Princeton, N. J. He also lived at Phila- 
delphia. His father, Dr. Robert, became widely known through his labors to 
convert Roman Catholic countries. Six years' residence in Paris and two in 
Geneva, with the attendant acquisition of foreign languages, gave young Charles 
a preparation for library research. 

"Dr. Baird was a member of many historical societies, including those of New 
York, Long Island and Virginia. He was one of the two authors chosen to 
honorary fellowship by the Huguenot Society of London, founded in 1885. His 
brother, Henry M., was the other American." — (/Ven> Yorlj; Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, R. W., 1890.) 

Henry Martyn Baird. 

"The announcement that Dr. Baird's long-expected history, 'The Revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes,' would appear this autumn has excited afresh popular 
interest in the author. Henry Martyn Baird, the historian of the Huguenots, a 
man who has won international fame by his devotion through life to one great 
theme, was born in Philadelphia in 1832. When three years old he was taken 
to Paris by his father, who was one of the best known and most influential men 
of his time, and so it came about that his earliest recollections are of that foreign ^ 
capital. There in Paris he lived for eight years. His father made the spread 
of Protestantism in Europe his life work, and his son, during his most impression- 
able years, lived in an atmosphere surcharged with historical reminiscences and 
great enthusiasm. As a child he played in the Tuilleries, heard upon the spot 
the story of the great massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day, and many a time 
looked up at the facade of the Church of St. Germain-l'Auxerrois, from which 
the signal bell sounded forth. To him the rise and fall of the Huguenots was 
real, as books alone would not have made it. After six years the family moved 
to Geneva, and on the way, posting somewhat leisurely as they did, they stopped 
at Troyes, and from the Protestant pastor heard how the messenger of Charles 
IX sent to stop the massacre there, kept the dispatch in his pocket until the work 
of the butchers had been finished. 

"On his return home he entered school and graduated from the University of 
the City of New York in 1850. He then lived for two years in Italy and 
Greece, during which time he studied in the University of Athens. 

"In 1856 he published 'A Narrative of a Residence and Travels in Modern 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 9 I 

Greece.' In 1879 appeared his two noble volumes, 'History of the Rise of the 
Huguenots.' The first volume goes from the beginning of the French Reformation 
to the Edict of Nantes (1562); the second to the death of Charles IX (1574). 
If is said the 'judgment of foreigners is the judgment of posterity.' Thus Henry 
Martyn Baird is secure of a place by the side of Prescott, Parkman and Motley, 
who have told the story of a people of strange speech to them better than their 
own historians. 

"Throughout we are impressed with Dr. Baird's truthfulness. Dr. Baird pre- 
fers to put no titles after his name upon his title pages, but he has received 
academic honors which cannot be unnoticed here. The College of New Jersey 
gave him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1867; the higher one of Doctor 
of Laws in 1882. Rutgers College made him D.D. in 1877. 

"He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Societe de 
l'Histoire du Protestanisme Francais, a corresponding member of the Harvard 
Historical Society, New York Historical Society, Westchester Historical Society, 
Massachusetts Historical Society; honorary member of the Huguenot Society of 
America; honorary fellow of the Huguenot Society of London. In 1885 he de- 
livered the historical oration before the Huguenot Society of America (bicentenary 
of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes), and in 1892, the fortieth anniversary 
of the Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Francais, he was one of the six 
historians elected honorary members of the governing committee, with right to act 
and vote." — (Samuel McCauley Jackson, in the Book Buyer, September, 1895.) 

Children of ELIZABETH BAIRD and RaNDOLF DEARTH. 
George Washington. Married Ruth Moore. 
Robert Johnston. 
Sarah Jane. 
Clark Breading. 

Children of ROBERT and MARGARET D. BAIRD. 
Oliver Perry. Married Maria" McMaster. 
Malinda. Married Dodridge Harris. 
Edger Morris. 

Robert Davis. Married Martha Murphy, born 1834. 
Margaret Withrow. Married Francis Leggett. 
Susan Rebecca. Married Capt. D. Knight, M.D. 
Samuel A. Married Lizzie. 
John R. Married Rebecca E. Woodworth. 

Children of JAMES N. and SlNA T. BAIRD. 

Mary Amander, born 1824. Married Bennett Stout. 

Sina Angeline, born 1826. Married Mitchell. 

George Washington, born 1827; died 1872. Married Libby Henry, 1853. 

Moses Jefferson, born 1829 (blind). 

Mildred Annie (Milly), born 1831 ; died 1879. Married William Clay Henry. 

Harriet Francis. 

Lyman Beecher, born 1833. 

Jabez Chambers, 1836. Married Martha Tucker. 



92 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Albert Barnes, born 1838. 
James Adams, 1841. 

Children of Joseph C. V. and Maria Cox Baird. 

Calvin, born 1834; died 1836. 

John Newton, born 1836. Married, 1865, Susan Shultz, Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Mary E., born 1837. 

Jane, born 1839; died 1841. 

Joseph Chester, born 1841. Married 1869, Delia Sutlif, Morrison, 111. Chil- 
dren : Clara, Mollie, Josephine. 

Children of Joseph C. V. and Jane Cox Baird, his second wife. 

Mariah, born 1844. 

Robert M., 1846. 

Romanta, born 1847. 

Charles, born 1850. Married 1870. 

Joshua, born 1852. 

Electa, born 1856. Married 1877. 

Children of Harriet Baird and James Ewing. 

Four sons, five daughters, eighteen grandchildren, among them Dr. George 
B. Ewing, a missionary. 

Children of Susan Baird and James McMaster. 

Two sons and six daughters. No record. 

Children of Elizabeth Baird and Robert Adams. 

James Hervey. Died on way to California. Had son, J. C. B., Cal. 
Moses Newton, Rev. Missionary for many years among the Dakota Indians. 

Married Mary P . 

Emily. 

Children of Moses Newton and Mary P. BAIRD. 

Mary Margaret. Married Mr. Moore, possibly Birmingham. ^ 

Charles. Went to California. 
Clinton. Went to California. 
James. Died on way to California. 

Martin. Sumner, Mary County, Ohio. Cousin of Charles G. Baird, Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 
Susan. Married J. B. Clayton, Athens, Ohio. Had son, J. Baird C. 
Mary. Married Mr. Moore, Texas. 
Nancy. Married Mr. Bowles. 
David. Nelsonville, Ohio. Two sons, John and Chas. B. 

Children of Harvey B. and Mary A. Baird. 

Frank. 
Ebenezer. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 93 

Children of MaJ. CHAMBERS Baird and, first, Margaret A. Campbell, 
no issue; second, Judith Legett. 

Florence Campbell. Married John Wood. 

Chambers, born I860. Lawyer at Ripley, Ohio. Graduate of Harvard, 1882. 

Children of Robinson and ELIZABETH W, Baird. 

James. Served in Confederate Army. Died in St. Louis, Mo. Married 
Eliza Parks. 

Anne Newton (Nancy), born in 1820. Married Maj. James Mclntyre in 1842. 

He was born in 1813; died in 1877. Served in Seventh Ohio Cavalry- 
Jane. Married Jacob Hollinsworth Mahaffy, who served in the Union Army. 

Issue: Six children. 

Cathrine. Married Jacob Mosier, who served in the Union Army. 

Thomas W. Served in the Union Army. Married Ellen Biddle of Kansas. 
Issue: Five children. 

Joshua Milton. Married Margaret Graham. Issue: Four children. 

Harriett. Married John T. Summers, Lake Charles, La. Has daughter, Lula 

Mason, Nebraska. 
Elizabeth. Married James Fitch, who served in the Union Army in Kansas. 

Children of William and Hannah Baird. Ohio. Removed to 
Paris, III. 

Mary Jane. 
Jane. 

Washington. 
Margaret. 

Children of JOSHUA and SUSAN G. BaIRD. Bentonville, Ohio. 
James. Married Miss Geedon, , Blackford County, Indiana. 
Thomas. Died 1849, on way to California. 
William. 
Sarah. Married James Hook. 

Children of RACHEL BaIRD and William Robb. Indiana. 

Robert. Born 1820. Fell from building in Chicago. Married Mary New- 
hand in 1857. Issue: Five children. 

Mary, born 1822. Iowa. 

James, 1825. Left home in 1840. Possibly died in Illinois. 

Washington, 1827. 

John, born 1829. Married Belle Dougherty. Issue: Eight children. 

Joseph, born 1831. Married Agnes Murman. Iowa. 

Wiley, born 1834; died 1863. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Moses, born 1838; died 1860. 

Children of James and Eliza A. Baird. West Union, Ohio; Au- 
rora, 111. 

Joshua Robinson, born 1829; died 1850. Lived at Sardinia, Ohio. 



94 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Mary Elizabeth, born 1831; died 1866. Married George Kirker, Kendall, 111. 
Sarah Anne, born 1833; died 1860. Married Lawson Huggins, in Ohio in 
1857. Issue: Two children, Belle and Charles. 

Robert Anderson, born in 1836 at West Union, Ohio; died 1887, Garden City, 
Kans. Married Agnes W. Towne, 1836, at Aurora, 111. Moved to 
Malverne, Iowa. 

James Nelson, born 1843; died 1863. Company E, 36th 111. Volunteer In- 
fantry; killed at Stone River. 

Children of ELIZABETH BAIRD and James Fitch. 
Hattie. 
George. 
Warren. 
Laura. 
Lilly. 
Herbert. 

Children of Mary BAIRD and James Anderson. 
Mary. Married Turner Pardue. 
Lizzie. Married Dr. Theodore Smith. 
Robert. Married Jane Baldridge. 
William. Married Jessie Eldridge. 
Jessie. 
Eldridge. 

Children of Anne Baird and Benjamin White. 
Five children. No record. 

Children of Margaret, James, Susan and William Frame. 

No record. Ohio. 

Children of John, James, Margaret, Leah, Anne, Jane and 
Charles Porter (children of Jane B. and Charles Porter). 

No record. 

Charles was associate Judge in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 
many years. A letter from Hon. James M. Porter, LL.D., President 
of the Board of Trustees, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., mentions 
two sons in 1 846. 

Charles Porter and John Porter, two brothers, married JaNE and 
MARGARET BAIRD, two sisters; they each had sons, John and James. 

[Captain Calvin French is a grandson of Hon. Charles Porter and Enoch French.] 

Children of Leah Port er-Coch ran. 

No record. 

Children of Moses B. Porter. 

Samuel. No other record. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIROS OF AMERICA 95 

Children of CHARLES and ISABELLA PORTER. 
Jane Howard. Lived across river from Ripley, Ohio. 

Children of Steven and Rachel Porter. 

Margaret A. Married Mr. Brook, Beatio, Kans. 

Heziah J. Married Edwin P. Moore, Tonica, 111. 

Eliza B. Married John McCoy, Ripley. 

Mary S. Married Thomas King. 

Harriet E. 

Martha W. Married Mr. Kennedy, Ripley. 

James A. Married Emily Aribella (last name unknown), Russellville, Brown 

County, Ohio. 

Steven D. Married Mary Ramey, Nebraska. 

R. Amanda, 1877. 

John Blanchard. Tonica. 

Note. — A letter written by Harriett Hibbs, 1884, says Porter's son is married. 
Newell adopted three sons of his wife's sister and lives at Indianapolis, Ind. 

Children of Samuel PoRTER (lived at Tonica). 

Wiley. 

(Wife and children of Robert lived with him.) 

Children of Cephas and Sarah (Sally) WlLSON PoRTER. 

James W. Married, first, Cinthia Van Kirk; second, Mary Van Kirk. 

Samuel. 

John Thomas (Hon.). Phoebe Jane Finley, Grand Ridge, Fla. 

Margaret W. Married Mr. Thompson. 

Mary Anne. Married John Van Kirk. 

Isabelle. Married Mr. McKay or McCoy. 

Children of James H. PoRTER. 

Died at Laurenceville, N. J., 1834. No record. 

Children of John and ELIZA PoRTER. 

No record. 

Children of ROBERT PoRTER. He died at Tonica, III., 1862. 

Two boys. 

Two girls. No record. 

Children of JOSEPH and REBECCA RlGGS. 

Rebecca Anne, born 1820. Married, 1839, Steven Kendall. 

Eliza Jane, born 1822. Married, 1839, L. Robinson. 

Mary Agnew, born 1824. 

Harriet L., born 1825. Married, 1847, Robert Dunlap. 

James William, born 1827. Married, 1851, Mary E. Taylor. He was 

killed, 1856. 
Martha, born 1830. Married, 1858, Joshua V. Robinson. Went to Germany. 



96 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Stephen Baldridge, born 1832. Married, 1858, Evadne Withers. 

Samuel Agnew, born 1835. Married, 1861, Kate Earl. 

Joseph Edmund, born 1837. Married, first, Emma J. Eldridge; second, Annie 
Fuller. 

Charles Henry, born 1840. Married, 1866, Alice N. Hurd. 

Alexander Brown, born 1842. Married, 1870, Charlotte B. Richardson. 

Emma, born 1844. 

No record of any of the other children of Anne Baird and Stephen Rigg*. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of Eliza BaIRD and Charles Brown. 

Mary Frances, born 1838. Married Charles Brenneman in 1860. 

William French, born 1839. Married Annie Brown in 1881. 

Robert Baird, born 1841. 

Martha, born 1842. Married John R. Breneman in 1867. 

Susannah, born 1844; died 1873. 

Charles, Jr., born 1846; died 1852. Married Molly Fisher. 

George Wesley, born 1849. 

Nancy F., died 1851. 

Note. — The first wife of Charles Brown, St., was Nancy Holmes, by whom 
he had eleven children. 

Children of Samuel McElroy and ELIZABETH B. BaIRD. 
Nancy, born 1838. 
Mary, born 1840. 
Alfred, born 1842. 
Margaret Anne, born 1844. 
Alexander, born 1848. 
Isaac C, born 1851. 
Eliza Jane, born 1853. 

Ellen Frances, born 1855. Married Mr. King. s 

Martha, born 1859. 

Children of Rev. ENOCH and ELIZABETH B. BaIRD. 
Charles B. 
Harriet Jackson. 
Fannie Louise. 
Robert James (Dr.). 
Emma C. 
Lizzie Burton. 
Mary Louella (Molly B. Branch). 

Children of Rev. William F. and Rebecca Harah Baird. 

William H. 
Henry Martin. 



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SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 97 

Children of REV. ALEXANDER J. and NELLY HlBBITS BrITTON 

Baird. 

Susan. 

William, born 1855. Married Faith Houis. 

Fermine, born 1858. Married William Benjamin Catchings, 1879. He was 
born 1857; died 1907. 

Children of JAMES GUTHRIE and FRANCES M. BaIRD. 
William Morgan. 
Edward Clarence. 
Lucy Henry. 
Wallace Bryan. 
Harry L. 

Children of Mary Jane Baird and Nathan Williams. 

Harriet A. 
Charles L. 
Alexander B. 
Robert B. 
William Ellsworth. 
Annie Louisa. 
James M. 
Edward Franklin. 

Children of CHARLES P. and Susan A. BaIRD. 

Charlie H., died at the age of five years. 

Harlan Page, born 1860. r 

Edward P. 

Susan (Sadie), born 1874. Married Mr. Wright of Florida. 

Children of Nancy F. BaIRD and W. R. Shook, of Texas. 

Levi. 

Ida. 

May Bell. 

Baird. 

George. 

Hassie Ruth. 

Alice. 

John. 

Fermine May. 

Children of WlLLIAM KlLGORE and NANCY GaLLAHER. 
George Nathaniel, born 1833. Married Jane Smith. 
William Freeman, born 1836. 

Jacob Meredith, born 1839. Married Savilla Gribble (born in 1840) in 1866. 
John W., born 1853. Married Nancy L. Palmer, 1855. 
7 



98 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Eliza A. and WlLLIAM BROWN. 

Hannah G., born 1834. Married Daniel P. Gibson, 1874. 

Jane. 

George W., born 1836. Married Mattie Foulk, 1855. 

Elizabeth, born 1838. Married James Russel. 

William E., born 1841. Married, first, Isabella C. Purvis; second, Jane Baird 

Children of Lydia M. and James MlLLER. 

Martha. 

Sarah Ann. 

George. 

Alexander. 

John. 

Thomas. 

James. 

Henry. 

William J. 

Ellie. 

Maria. 

Children of Mary J. G. and John McCoMBS. 

Lydia Margaret, born 1838; died 1875. Married James Finley. 

Bertha. Missionary to Peyeng Yang, Korea. 

Hannah, born 1839. Married Samuel Campbell. 

Elizabeth, born 1841. Married Josiah B. Crow. 

Anne, born 1844; died 1880. Married William Read. 

Maria. 

George W., born 1846. Married Martha Woodward. 

Mary Jane, born 1848. Married Cyrus A. Porter. 

William, born 1850. 

John A., born 1852. Married Margaret McCormack. 

Sarah M., born 1854. s , 

James C, born 1856. 

Children of Robert J. and Martha McK. Gallagher. 

George William, born 1857. 
Robert J., born 1859. 
Charles, born 1862. 

Children of MARIA BAIRD and Eli H. Finley. 
Huston, born 1834. 

Margaret, born 1837. Married Mr. Burnett. 
Jane. 

Mary M., 1837. Married Mr. Corder, Streator, 111. 
Margery. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 99 

Robert Evans, born 1840. 

William Elliott, born 1843. 

Fermine Ophelia, born 1845. 

Ebenezer F., born 1847. 

Anne Eliza, born 1849. Married Jacob Brown. 

Aaron Baird, born 1851. 

Children of ELIZA Baird and Benjamin F. Miller* 

Robert Baird, born 1834; died 1880. Married Mary DeFreeze Pierson, 1853, 
at Edwardsburg, Mich. , 

James Berney, born 1838; died 1839. 

Alfred Bryant, born 1842; died 1892. Married Estha Ann Tarbell, of 

Maryland, in 1866. 
Margaret Jane, born 1844; died 1847. 

Anne, born 1847. Married Elmer Crockett, 1868, South Bend, Ind. 
Fermine O., 1849. Married John Morgan, Duffinbaugh, 1868. 
Franklin, born 1851; died 1853 at South Bend, Ind. 

Children of Jane Baird and William Brown. 

Aaron Baird, born 1843. Married Ophelia Stickel, 1863. 

Margaret Ann, born 1844. Married Eli Piersel, 1865. 

Alexander, born 1846; died 1865. 

Robert, born 1847. 

John Allen, born 1849. Married Celesta Kannels, 1879. 

Albert C, born 1854. Married Bella Moore, 1874. 

Children of John A. and Eliza W. Baird. 

James. 
William. 
Joseph. 
Newton. 
Martha Jane. 

Children of JAMES P. and, first, HARRIET RlLEY Baird, who died 
1842. 

George Clark. 

Children of James P. and, second, MARGARET PRATT Baird, who 
died 1864. 

Sarah Jane. 
Mary Elizabeth. 
John William. 
Diana Phoebe Anna. 
Charles Henry. 

Children of WlLLIAM J. and Maria W. Baird. 

Aaron. Died in infancy. 



100 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

William Wilkins, born 1848. Married Landgartha Hays in 1873. 

Elizabeth Jane, 1850, Bloomington, 111. 

James Delmar. Died 1851. Married Ann Eliza McWilliams, 1874. 

Children of ROBERT A. and NaNCY AckLIN BaIRD. 
Martha Malisa, born 1850. Married, John P. Craig, 1867. 
Milton Todd, born 1852. 
Alonzo Buchanan, born 1855. 
Robert William, born 1859. 
John Acklin, born 1863. 

Children of David A. and Elizabeth (Ridgeway) Baird. 

Edwin. Married Jane Mitchel. 

Margaret. 

Adelade. Married Henry Baker. 

Agatha. Married Hugh Wilson. 

Jane. 

May. 

Virginia. Married Jacob Beasley. 

Children of Emma C. Baird and James Ryland. 
Henry Halleck, born 1862. 
Charles Baird, born 1864. 
James Elbert, born 1866. 

Francis Hayden and Fredrick Wright, twins, born 1868. 
Mary Percis, born 1871. 
Wallace McClure, 1872. 
Kenneth R. Howard, born 1875. 
Emma Grace, 1879. 
Dora. Not on all records. 

Children of Eli Hayden and Mary Margaret A. Baird. 

Gertrude. 
Jessie. 
Blanch. 
Arthur W. 
Charity. 
Joseph A. 
Mary Margaret. 

Children of John A. and MARGARET BaIRD Miller. 

Harriet Effie, born 1842; died 1861. Married 1859. 
Sarah Elizabeth, born 1845; died 1854. 
Lydia Anne, born 1848. Married 1871. 
Rebecca M. H., born 1850. Married 1871. 
Martha, born 1853; died 1879. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 101 

Jessie Benton, 1855; died 1859. 

Viola Jane, 1858. 

Johnson Allen, born 1860. Married, first, in 1881, Ida May, Winchester, Ohio; 
second, Lucy M., 1884. 

Hollice, born 1862. 

Children of JAMES B. and MARY G. MlLLER. 
Samuel Wylie, born 1843. Married 1867. 
Lydia Anne, born 1845; died 1847. 

Sarah Frances, born 1847. Married Samuel Willard (born 1843) in 1867. 
William Franklin, born 1848. Married 1876. 
John Newton, born 1850; died 1852. 
Elizabeth C, born 1852. 
Lydia, born 1854. Married 1883. 
Anna, born 1856. 
Robert Baird, born 1858. 
James Albert, born 1859. 

Children of WlLLIAM W. and MATILDA B. MlLLER. 
Cornelia, born 1850. 

Children of OLIPHANT and AMANDA K. MlLLER. 
Jennie, born 1854. 
John Henry, 1858. 

Children of WASHINGTON and Anne T. MlLLER. 

Duglass (or Deloss), born 1857. 

Children of Johnson and Mary G. Miller. 

John Gilbert, born 1863. 
Mable M., born 1865. 
Blanch, born 1869. 

Children of Wilson P. and Amanda C. MlLLER. 

Emily F., born 1853. 

Frank Baird, born 1855. Married 1878. 

Sarah E., born 1858. 

Tilla, born 1860; died 1862. 

Harry C, born 1864; died 18S0. 

Maude M., born 1867. 

Wylie and Blanch, twins, 1870. 

Children of Mary J. McCombs and Cyrus Porter. 

Cyrus. 

Georgia, 1873. 
Robert, 1876. 
John, 1879. 
James, 1880. 



102 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of James H. BURNETT and ELIZA (his first wife), mar- 
ried in 1840. 

Mary D., born 1841. Married George Nobles. 
George Muflin, born 1847. 

Children of James H. BURNETT and Lydia A. VERNON (his second 
wife), married in 1865. 

No other record of children of James Burnett. 

Children of SAMUEL M. and MARGARET G. BaIRD. 
Rachel. 
Jane. 
John. 
Anna. 
Moses. 

Children of AviE A. and THEODORE VaNKIRK. 
No record. 

Children of Eliza Baird and Rev. J. C. Whitney. 

Winona C. 
Oliver B. 
Lizzie B. 
Edward D. 
Joseph Henry. 
William A. 

Children of Jeremiah and Margery F. Baird. 

Winona Cathrine, born 1857. Unmarried. 

Margaret Anne, born 1 858. Married Dr. William McClure, missionary to China. 

Robert, born 1860. Married Emma Shannon. 

William Finley, 1862. Married Almira A. Smith. 

Moses Alexander, born 1863. Married Lamantha Voories. 

Jerome, born 1865. 

Edward Lincoln, 1867. 

Mary Marjorie, born 1868. 

George Hayden, born 1870. Married Ella Morgan. 

James Fulton, 1875. 

Annie Florence, 1876. 

Benjamin Beal, 1879. 

Lula Ada, 1883. 

Children of HENRY M. and SUSAN B. BaIRD. 
Armenia Palmer, 1884. 

Fermine Du Boisson. Married Samuel Hawley. 
Julia Flagg. Married George Howard Chamberlin. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 103 

Susan Baldwin. 

Henry Martyn, Jr. Married Cornelia E. Hand. 

Margaret. Married Marshall Stewart Brown. 

Children of Ann Newton (Nancy) Baird and Maj. James Mc- 
Intyre. 

Elizabeth Jane and Mary Ellen, twins, bom 1843. Mary Ellen married Richard 

Ewan, 1872. 
Cathrine Arabel, 1845. 

Fannie Adaline, 1850. Married Dr. F. Howard, 1884.. 
Georgia King, 1853. 

Charles Thomas, 1854, Sardinia, Ohio. Married Florence V. Hare, 1876. 
Jesse Fremont, 1856. Married Claussen M. Leffinwell, 1876. 
Hattie, 1859. Married J. S. Galliett, 1886. 

Children of Robert A. and Agnes T. Baird. 

Margaret Eliza, born 1865, in Aurora, 111. Married Harry R. Boyd at Gar- 
den City, Kans. Lives in Memphis. 

Henry Town, born 1868, in Minouk, 111. Married Mariah Koontz, 1892. She 
died in Galveston, Tex., 1902. 

Mary Gertrude, born 1872, in Minouk, 111. Married William Verdonson Cox, 
1902, in Galveston, Tex. 

Children of George W. and Ruth M. Dearth. 

Aaron Randolph. 

John W. 

Lacy Evans'. 

Jonah. 

Evans. * 

Children of Eliza Baird Porter and John McCoy. 

Louella. Married Dr. E. R. Bell, Ripley, Ohio. 

Alonzo Patterson. 

Louisa. Unmarried. 

Eugena. Married Charles F. Summers. Six children. 

John T. Married Lyda Easton. 

Anna. Married Charles Summers (his second wife). 

William. Unmarried. 

Note. — There were twelve grandchildren. 

Another list of children of Eliza Porter and John McCoy. 

Note. — I don't know which is correct. — F. B. C. 

Estelle. Married Dr. Salisbury, Winchester, Ohio. 

Charles S., Kentucky. 

Margaret. 

Thomas. 

John McCoy. 



104 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Edith. 
Helen. 

Children of Mary S. PORTER and Thomas King. 
Ira. 
No record of Harriet E. Porter. Possibly married Mr. Hibbs. 

Children of Martha W. Porter and Mr. Kennedy, of Ripley, 
Ohio. 

Frank. 
Jennie. 

Children of James A. and Emily Arabella Porter, Russellville, 
Ohio. 

Ella Florence. 
Harry W. 
Edwin E. 
Charles R. 
George F. 
Lula Belle. 

Children of Steven D. and Mary Ramey Porter. 

George R., Nebraska. 

Children of John BLANCHARD PoRTER, Tonica, 111. 
Maud. 
Charley. 
Guy. 
No record of grandchildren of Samuel Porter, Ottowa, Tonica, and Streator, 

III. Children and wife of Robert lived with him. 
No record of Wiley, son of Samuel Porter, Tonica, 111. 

Children of James W. and CYNTHIA Van KlRK PoRTER, hisjirst 
wife (married in 1852). 
Harriet A., born 1856. 
Sarah E., born 1858; died 1865. 
Mary B., born 1860; died 1865. 

Children of James W. and Mary Van KlRK PORTER, his second 
wife (married in 1866). , 

Maggie M., born 1867. Possibly married James M. Cordor. 
John W., 1870. 
Cora Belle, 1877. 

Children of Hon. JOHN T. PORTER and PHOEBE JaNE FlNLEY. 
William. Birmingham, Ala. No other record. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 105 

Children of MARGARET W. PORTER and Mr. THOMPSON. 
Cora May, 1874. 
Robert Wilson, 1876. 
Sarah Edna, 1878. 
Charles Johnson, 1881. 

Children of Mary Anne Porter Van Kirk. 

Thomas Henry, born 1851 ; died 1874. 

Sadie Elizabeth, born 1853. Married Thomas D. Bowers, 1873. 

Ella Jane, born 1855. 

Cephas Porter, born 1858; died 1864. 

James Cyrus, 1862. 

John Henry, 1867. 

Kate, 1870. 

Children of Isabelle Porter McKay. 

Louie Bell. 
Mary Wilson. 
Georgie Venettie. 

Children of Rebecca A. Riggs and Stephen Kindall. 

Mary lone, born 1840. Married Fred P. Covert. 
Anne Eliza, 1841. Married William F. Jamison. 
William, 1843. Unmarried. 
Stephen Riggs, 1845; died 1847. 
Joseph Henry, 1847. Unmarried. 
Harriet Emma, 1849. 

Children of Eliza Jane Riggs and L. Newton Robinson (Captain 
Battery L, First Ohio Artillery, Civil War) . 
Luella Allen, born 1840; died 1841. 
Kate Louise, born 1842. Married Harry S. Willard. 
Camilla, born 1844. Married David Eugene Begler Dear, 1866. 
Harry Gibbs. 
Fred Hutchess. Married Elizabeth Davis. 

Children of HARRIET RlGGS and ROBERT DuNLAP. 
Howard, born 1848. Married Ella T. Cole, 1874. 
William Baldridge, born 1850; died 1851. 
Agnes Gibson, born 1851. Married William S. Green. 
Joseph Riggs, born 1854. Married Leonora Hayes. 
Robert, born 1857; died 1858. 

Children of James W. and Mary T. RlGGS. 
William, born 1852. 

Frederick Albert, born 1854. Drowned in Ohio River. 
James William, born 1857. Lived at Portsmouth, Ohio. 



106 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Martha Riggs and Joshua V. Robinson (Major 
Thirty-third O. V. I. in Civil War), who died in 1862. 
Allen, 1854; died 1855. 
Genevive, born 1856. Unmarried. 

Children of STEPHEN B. and EvADNE RlGGS. 

Alma W., born 1854. Married James K. Finley, 1884. 

Mary C, born 1856; died 1857. 

Fanny A., born 1858. Unmarried. 

Emma E., born 1859; died 1867. 

Charles Newton, born 1862. Married Clara Simson. 

Anna W., born 1863. Married William Gardner. 

Children of SAMUEL and KATE E. RlGGS. 
Henry Earl, born 1865. 

Children of Joseph E. and Emma J. Riggs, his first wife. 

No record. 

Children of Joseph E. and Anna E. Riggs, his second wife. 

Kate. 

May Fuller. 

Lucy. 

Children of CHARLES H. and ALICE H. RlGGS. 
Elizabeth Clough, born 1868. 
Edwin Hurd, born 1870. 
Harriet Baldridge, born 1873. 

Children of ALEXANDER and CHARLOTTE R. RlGGS. 
Albert Richardson, born 1873. 
Elsie, born 1874. 

Children of Maggie M. BAIRD and James M. Corder, Streator, 111. 

Flora, May 6, 1860. 
William E., 1864. 
Robert G., 1864. 
Huston Fuby, 1 866. 
Cora Estelle, 1872. 
Roy Bascom, 1880. 

Children of EUGENIA McCoy and CHAS. SUMMER. 
Florence. 
Maud. 
Win f red. 
Hera. 
Lei and. 
Bertram. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 107 

Children of LuELLA McCoy and Dr. E. R. Bell. 
Edwin. 
Everett. 
William. 
John. Married Lydia Easton; died in New Mexico. 

Children of Anna McCoy and Chas. Summers. 

Ray. 
Children of John NEWTON and Susan S. Baird. 

Chas. Maurice. 
Albert Rollin. 
Joseph Shultz. 
John Watts. 

Children of Sadie V. VanK. Bowers, Streator, 111. 

Alice D., born 1875. 
Louis E., born 1878. 
Ella M., bom 1883. 

Children of William Wilkens and L. Hays Baird. 

Walter (Prof.), born 1874. Married Estelle Smith, 1895. 
Myrta May. 

Halsey O., born 1890. Married, first, Grace Hogan, had twin boys. He 
married, second, Lottie Schrvener. 

Children of James Delmer and Eliza McW. Baird. 

Clementine, born 1879. Married Ernest Perry 1902. 
Royden K., born 1880. Mar/ied Margaret Mooberry. 
Elton D., born 1882. Married Edna Allison. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 
Children of WILLIAM B. and Faith H. Baird. 

Donna, born September, 1890. Married December 30, 1908, C. C. Beasley. 
A. J., born July 1, 1895. A volunteer member of the Vanderbilt Medical 
Unit in our war against Germany. (Left for France, January 15, 1918.) 

Martha, born July 4, 1900. 

William B., Jr., born February 13, 1902; died August, 1903. 

Children of Fermine Baird and W. B. Catchings. 

Benjamin Silas, born October 9, 1880. Served in Company K, First Alabama 
Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War. Lawyer of New York City. 
Married, October 5, 1910, Elizabeth McKee. Issue: Joseph, Benjamin. 

Marjorie, born October, 1882. Married Gratton Colvin, December 7, 1911. 
Issue: Marjorie (born 1912), Jane (born 1914), Fermine (born 1916), 
Gratton, Jr., (born 1918). 



108 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Thomas Baird, born August 18, 1884. Civil Engineer, Captain Co. B, 307th 

Reg. U. S. Engineers, German-American War. 
Nellie, born 1886, died in infancy. 
Baird and Siias, twins, born 1888; died in infancy. 
William Baird, born 1891. Married Paige Bradley, December 21, 1916. 

Children of ROBERT B. and Mary DeF. MlLLER, South Bend, Ind. 

Frank De Freeze (Rev.), born 1854. Married Fanny Ward, 1893, Oak- 
land, Calif. 
Alfred Lindsey, born 1863; died 1885, at Oakland, Calif. 

Children of Alfred B. and EsTHA T. MlLLER. 

Frederick Ami, 1868. Married Flora Dunn, 1892. 

Children of Anna Miller and Elmer Crockett. 

Addie Theresa, 1871-1873. 
Frank Miller, 1874-1876. 
Charles Elmer, 1876. 
Ethel Miller, 1879. 
Donnell Baird, 1887-1894. 

Children of FERMINE O. MlLLER and John M. DuFFENBAUGH. 
Marrietta, 1873-1(574. 
Walter, 1875. 

Children of MARGARET ELIZA BAIRD and HARRY R. BoYD, 
Margaret Agnes, born lo92, at Memphis, Tenn. 

Children of HARRY TOWN and HARRIET M. K. BAIRD. 
Robert Koontz, born I8W, at Garden City, Kans. 

Children of Mary GERTRUDE Baird and WlLLIAM V. Cox. 
William B., born 1903, Galveston, Texas. 

GROUP 2— David. 

to 

The following data given by Daniel Byrne, of Windham County, 
Connecticut, constitute an interesting and important link. 

DAVID BAIRD married Lydia Glendinning; lived at Dumfries, 
Scotland. 

When Mary was sixteen her father moved to Golden Bridge, near 
Dublin, Ireland. David had a large machine shop there. 

The children of David and Lydia G. Baird were all born in 
Scotland, except Peter, who died in infancy. They were as follows: 
James. Came to America in 1835. 
William. 



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Mary, born 1820. Married Michael Corrigan. Came to America. 

David, Jr. (This may have been David Alexander's father.) 

Isabella. 

Marion. 

Janet. 

Peter. 

Mary married an apprentice of her father, who was a Catholic. 
Her father was a Presbyterian. The BAIRDS and the Corrigans op- 
posed the marriage, so the young people came to America. They went 
first to Cleveland, Ohio, thence to Providence, R. I., where both died, 
leaving a young daughter, Mary, who married Byrne. 

The tradition of Mary Corrigan says Gen. Sir David BaIRD was 
a first cousin of David, her father. Sir David often visited them, and 
having no son, wished to adopt young David, Jr., and purchase a com- 
mission for him in the army. She remembered shawls and presents which 
came from the cousins in Scotland. She spoke of cousins, Lowthes and 
Forsythes, who came to America. Though they were Presbyterians, 
much of their estates were lost fighting for the Pretender. She spoke 
of going on the ship to say good-bye to her brother James, coming to 
America in 1835. It is supposed another brother came later. 

GROUP 3— Frances. 

Rev. Dr. Samuel John Baird thought that the first Baird to 
emigrate to Ireland was the Rev. John BaIRD, chaplain to the Duke 
of Argyle, who, during the re'ign of Charles II, was sent to repress the 
Irish rebellion, when 50,000 Protestants were killed. He settled near 
Belfast in 1646. HENRY BaIRD said all BaIRDS are traceable to 
Grey'co, or Bairdstown, between Belfast and Newton Ards, about three 
miles from Belfast, County Down. He also spoke of Elizabeth's 
father as John Dickson. 

FRANCIS BAIRD, of Grey'co, or Bairdstown, County Antrim, 
removed to a settlement called Magherally, County Down, a few miles 
from Bainbridge, Ireland. WlLLIAM LOGAN BaIRD says he was first 
cousin of Sir David. 

Dr. Thomas Baird says the coat of arms was the same as the 
Scotch, but the motto was, Dominus fecit vi et armis — "The Lord 
works by force of arms." 

FIRST GENERATION. 
Frances. (There may have been brothers.) 



1 1 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

SECOND GENERATION. 
John, born about 1 703; died 1 750. Married Mary McCully. 

(There may have been other children.) 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of John and Mary McCully Baird. 

John, born 1744; died 1810. Married, second, Elizabeth Lamb Dickson, 
daughter of Thomas and Esther Lamb Dickson), 1734; died 1815. Guilford, 
near Bainbridge. 

Mary. Married William Graham. 

Elizabeth. Married William McCue. 

Margaret. Married James Hervey, son of James Hervey and Miss Scott. 

Agnes. Married Samuel McGowan. Moved to St. John, N. B. 

James. Married Agnes Martin. 

Rebecca. Unmarried. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of John and ELIZABETH D. BAIRD, of Donaclay. 

John. Married Rosanna Hervey. They emigrated to America. He died in 

South Carolina. Rosanna with four children came to Philadelphia with 

Thomas D. after John's death. 
Thomas Dickson, born 1773; died 1837. Married, first, Isabella McKay in 

Ireland. She and her children died in South Carolina. Second, Esther 

Thompson. 
Moses Lamb, died in Ireland. 

Henry, born 1780. Married Mary Forsythe; came to Baltimore in 1817. 
Esther. 
Rebecca. 
Mary Elizabeth. 
Margaret. Possibly married Mr. McGowan and remained at Tulyhinny, 

Ireland. 

[A letter from Moses Baird of Tulyhinny, Ireland, to Henry Baird, Pittsburg, 
speaks of emigrating to America the next year; also speaks of "Brother Samuel 
McGowan. — F. B. C] 

Children of Mary BAIRD and William Graham. 
John (Capt.). Came to South Carolina in 1802. 

Children of ELIZABETH BAIRD and William McCue. 
Two sons, one daughter. No record. 

Children of MARGARET BAIRD and James Hervey. 
James, Jr. 
Rebecca. 
Mary. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 1 1 1 

Children of AGNES Baird and Samuel McGowan. 

No record. 

Children of James and Agnes M. Baird. 

John. 

Andrew. 

Rebecca. Married Mr. Forsythe. 

Mary Anne. (Settled in Ohio.) 

Agnes. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

v 

Children of John and Rosanna Hervey Baird. 

Samuel. Married Miss Lowrey, of Sewickley, Pa. 

John. Married Rebecca Patterson. 

Eliza. Married Mr. Wallace. 

Mary Ann Scott. Married Samuel Culbertson Huey. 

Jane. Died at sea, coming from South Carolina. 

Children of Thomas D. and Isabella McKay Baird, his first wife. 

Seven children died in infancy. His first wife died in 1855 in South Carolina. 

Children of Thomas D. and Esther Thompson Baird, his second 

wife, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Samuel John, D.D., born 1817; died 1893. Married Jane Jemima "Wilson 

1840. She died 1895. 
Thomas Dickson, Ph.D., LL.D., born 1819; died 1873. Unmarried. 

Ebenezer Thompson, D.D., LL.D., born 1821; died 1887. Married Anne 
McDonald. 

James Hervey, D.D., born 1824; died 1900. Married Addie Torrey. 

William Logan (Prof.), bom 1827; died 1881. 

Annie Rebecca. Married Mr. Reid. 

Susan Jane. 

Eliza Elenore, born 1830. 

Children of Moses Lamb Baird. 

John, born 1720. 

James, born 1729. Both came with their Uncle John, 1802, to Pittsburgh, Pa. 

[There may have been others.] 

Children of Henry and Mary F. Baird. 

John H., born 1824; died in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Some of his descendants are 
in Pittsburg. 

James, born 1825; died 1830. 

Eliza, born 1826. Married George Mechlin, Dayton, Ohio. 

Susana, born 1828; died 1865 at Mt. Lebanon. 

Mary Ann, 1829. 



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Esther, 1831. Married H. P. Willis, Missouri. 
Thomas Dickson, born 1834; died 1849. 
Margaret Jane, born 1837. Married Mr. Kennedy. 
Sarah Terah, 1841. 

Children of ESTHER BaIRD and Mr. Crory, St. Johns, N. B. 
One son. No record. 

Children of REBECCA BaIRD and Samuel McKnight. Lived in On- 
tario, Ohio. 
John B. Married Susanna Lorimer, 1845, in Wyandot County, Ohio. 
Mary. Married James Wark, 1847, in Muskingum County, Ohio. 
Robert. Married, first, Margaret Hogshed in 1849, in Topeka, Kans.; second, 

Carrie Hunter, of Nebraska. 
Eliza. 
Rebecca, Ontario. 

Children of Mary ELIZABETH BaIRD and William McCollough, 
New York. 

No record. 

Children of MARGARET BaIRD. 

No record. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Children of Samuel and Lowery Baird. 

Howard Lowery (Dr.). 

Children of JOHN and R.EBECCA P. BaIRD. 
No record. 

Children of Eliza Baird and Mr. Wallace. 

William (Rev.). Pennsylvania. 

Children of Mary Anne BaIRD and Samuel Culberson Huey, of 

Philadelphia. 

One son. 

Daughter, H. B. Huey. 

Children of Samuel John and Jane J. WlLSON BaIRD. 
Thomas D., born 1842; died 1844. 
Mary Elizabeth. 

Robert Wilson, died 1895. Married Nettie Mann, West Virginia, 1884. 
Samuel John. 
Esther Elinor. 

Susan Jane. Married Captain John Francis Berkley, Staunton, Va., 1871. 
Eliza Cummins. (Named for the Cummins family of Iowa, whose grandmother 

married Robert Baird, Sr., of Uniontown, Pa.) 
Ann Rebecca. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 1 1 3 

Children of EBENEZER T. and Anna McDonald Baird. 

Note. — He was seventh president of Washington College, Tennessee. 

Celia Estha. Married Robert W. Pollard. 

Anna McDonald. Married Beverly Roberlson. 

Thompson McDonald. Married Miss Johnson. 

Mary Lamb. 

Julia Henderson. 

Florence Campbell. 

William Logan. 

Children of JAMES HERVEY and ADDIE ToRREY BaIRD. 
James H. New York. 
Addie. 

William Torrey. New York City. 
Robert Breckenridge. 
George. 
Edward P. 

Children of John BaIRD, son of Moses, machinist at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

No record. 

Children of James BaIRD, son of Moses. 

Note. — Possibly "our Irish cousin" referred to by William Logan Baird as James 
Baird, D.D., of Patterson. Putnam County, New York. He said Thomas Dickson was 
third cousin of Sir David's. 

Children of ELIZA BaIRD and Rev. George Mechlin, of Dayton, Ohio. 

No record. r 

Children of ESTHER BAIRD and H. P. Willis. 
No record. 

Children of MARGARET Jane BaIRD and Mr. Kennedy, Mount Leb- 
anon, Pa. 

No record. 

Children of Robert Wilson and NETTIE M. BaIRD. 
Ruth Wilson. 
Nellie Mann. 
Philip Logan. 

Children of Susan Jane Baird and Captain Francis Brooks, Berkley 
(C. S. A.). 

Evelyn Spotswood. Married Dr. Chas. Robins, Richmond, Va. 

Francis. 

Edmund Carter. 

Robert Spotswood. 

Jean Baird. 
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1 1 4 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Esther Baird. 

Maurice Fritz Harding. 

Shirley Carter. 

Children of Celia Esther Baird and Robert W. Pollard, D.D.S., 
Hot Springs, Ark. 
One son. No record. 

Children of Anna McDonald Baird and Beverly Robertson. 

Two sons. No record. 

Children of Thompson McDonald and Miss JOHNSON Baird, Chris- 
tiansburg, Va. 

No record. 

WILLIAM Logan BAIRD, after conferring with the "Irish cousin," 
James Baird, D.D., of Patterson, said: "Judge Baird, of Pitts- 
burgh, was right when he said we came to Ireland through England. 
The great ancestor, Francis, came from Scotland to Sheffield, and tar- 
ried there about twenty years, then, with his family, removed to the 
north of Ireland." 

The record says nothing of Margaret, sister of Henry. A letter 
addressed to "HENNERY BAIRD, Robertson's Run, near Pittsburgh," 
dated 1 829, from Tulyhinny, Ireland, begins, "Dear Brother and Sis- 
ter," and it is signed Samuel and Margaret McGowan, so Margaret 
probably married McGowan and stayed in Ireland at Tulyhinny. Sev- 
eral of the older members of this branch spoke of being related to the 
Dr. Robert, of Yonkers, N. Y., also to Judge Baird, of Pittsburgh. 

John, with his wife, Rosanna, emigrated to America about 1 802. 
He brought with him his two nephews, John and James, sons of Moses. 
They went to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Thomas Dickson, 
his brother, found him a few weeks later. ~ 

John sailed on the Edward. 

Thomas Dickson and his wife, Isabella Mackay, and children sailed 
on the Warren, of New Bedford, Ireland, bound for Philadelphia. 
He landed at New Castle, Del. They joined their cousin, Cap- 
tain John Graham, in Blackmingo, Williamsburg District, South Caro- 
lina. Thomas Dickson lost his wife and children with the fever; his 
brother John also died of it. 

Rosanna with her children returned to Pittsburgh with her brother- 
in-law, Thomas Dickson, about 1815. Both John and Thomas Dick- 
son were prominent United Irishmen, and were forced to emigrate for 
that reason. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA I 1 5 

Thomas Dickson prepared for the ministry. He married in 1816 
Esther Thompson. During the war he was editor of the Christian 
Herald, Pittsburgh. He was director and trustee of Jefferson College, 
Cannonsburg, Pa. ; he was also director of the Theological Seminary at 
Allegheny. He was born near Guilford, County Down, Ireland. Died 
en route to Wilmington, N. C, 1839. Thomas Dickson and Dr. 
ROBERT BAIRD, of Yonkers, were intimate friends and claimed rela- 
tionship. Rosanna was heard to speak of cousins James and Moses 
(father and uncle of Dr. Robert). Dr. Samuel John, son of Thomas 
Dickson, was author of several well-known theological works — "The 
Digest," "Elohim Revealed," and "Bible History of Baptism." This 
was an eminent family of ministers and educators. 

[George Baird of Auchmedden in 1550 married Elizabeth, daughter of Alex. Keith of 
Troup.] 

"Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Dickson, and Esther Lamb, had two half brothers, 
William and Henrv, who were imprisoned during the rebellion against Lord Castle- 
leagh in 1789."— {Old Letter.) 

[Note. — One letter says Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel, another says Thomas. — 
F. B. C] 

EXTRACTS FROM PAPERS REGARDING THIS FAMILY. 

Charles S. Dode, Jefferson College, Commonsburg, Pa., says 

Thomas Dickson Baird 

"Uniformly, bore a high character as a scholar and a gentleman. Professor 
of Mental and Moral Philosophy and Ancient Languages and principal of Cen- 
tral High School, Baltimore, for thirteen years; principal Baltimore City College, 
1870; president of Vigo Collegiate Institution at Terre Haute, Indiana; recording 
secretary of Maryland Historical Society, 1867-73. He was one of three signers to 
petition to secure official representation for the State of Maryland in the Inter- 
national Congress appointed to meet in city of London, 1869. Nelson's "Bio- 
graphical Historical Reference Booke of Fayette County, Pennsylvania," in speak- 
ing of this family and the one from which Dr. Robert Baird, the temperance mis- 
sionary and historian, came, says: 'One of the most gifted and cultured families 
that this country has given to the world is the Baird family. This name is 
recognized and represented in many of the higher ranges of culture, especially 
in history and theology.' 

"The Bairds of New York (Robert of Yonkers and his sons) have produced 
the classic histories of the Huguenot race and achievements so rich in memories 
and inspiration, while 'Elohim Revealed' and the history of the 'New School 
Presbyterian' are the special province of church history, and theology of peculiar 
value and remarkable interest. These last two works were the productions of 
Dr. Samuel John Baird, a native of Fayette and one of the most subtle and 
acute of American theologians. 

"William Logan and Thomas Dickson Baird, both of this family, attained fame 
in scholarship and as educationists in Baltimore and in the South. 

"They were men of large acquirements and great moral force, and represented 
the liberal training and pure culture of the Presbyterian Church in West Penn- 



1 1 6 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

sylvania in those days that have passed into history or have lingered only in the 
dim and fading light of expiring tradition." 

Samuel John Baird: 

"This venerable minister passed away at the residence of his son at Clifton 
Forge, Va. Dr. Baird was born at Newark, Ohio, 1817. When two years 
of age his father removed to Pittsburgh, where he was editor of Pittsburgh Christian 
Herald, in the office of which the subject of this sketch spent his early years. 

"Later his father. Rev. Thomas Dickson, went to reside at Jefferson College, 
to give his sons the advantage of an education. After the death of his father 
Samuel John went south to the Abbeville District, South Carolina, where he 
married Miss Jane J. Wilson, in 1840. There he was engaged in teaching for 
some time. Having determined to study for the ministry, he entered Centre Col- 
lege, Kentucky. He was licensed to preach by the Transylvania Presbytery, 
ordained at Bladensburg, near Washington. For nine years he had charge of 
the church at Woodbury, N. J. There he wrote 'Elohim Revealed.' He was 
pastor at Muscatine, Iowa, and Batesville, Ark. He occupied pulpits in George- 
town and Covington, Ky., and the Third Church, Richmond, Va. 

"At the close of the war he came south as agent for the American Bible 
Society. There he remained, preaching at various places in Virginia and West 
Virginia, until the close of his long and laborious life. Perhaps the greatest work 
of his life was done through his books, among which were 'Baird's Digest' and 
the 'Bible History of Baptism.' 

"Rev. Ebenezer Thompson Baird was principal of Baltimore Institute in 
1847. He was the son of Rev. Thomas Dickson Baird, of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
He was a professor at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., and in 1840 president of 
Vigo Collegiate Institute, at Terre Haute, Ind. In 1850 he was ordained to the 
ministry and took charge of a church at Jonesboro, Tenn., and became the president 
of Washington College. At the close of the war he took the office of Secretary 
of Publication for the church. He was then in charge of a church at Carrollton, 
Miss. In later years he did good work at Uniontown, Ala., Hot Springs and 
Searcy, Ark. His last work was in connection with the Montgomery Female 
College at Christiansburg, Va., where he ended his life. In his death has passed 
away one of the great men of our church, a man of wonderful acuteness and clear- 
ness of intellect." — (Christian Observer, 1893.) 

Rev. James Hervey Baird, D.D., bom in Allegheny County, 
Pennsylvania; son of Rev. Thomas Dickson Baird; graduated* Jef- 
ferson College, Pennsylvania; taught in Baltimore; was principal of 
New Castle Academy, Delaware, 1845-47; licensed to preach 1847; 
pastor in Wooster, Ohio, Lock Haven, Pa., Fifteenth Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia and at Clarksburg, W. Va. He was co-prin- 
cipal of Montgomery Female College, Christiansburg, Va., 1887. In 
1849 he became principal of the Synodical College, New York, and 
Chaplain in the Army of the Cumberland on the staff of Genera! IVIc- 
Cook. 

Dr. Baird married in 1 849. He had one daughter and five sons. 
In 1 844 Dr. Baird was one of the principal workers in a great tem- 
perance movement in Baltimore. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 1 1 7 

GROUP 4 — Cornelius. 

(Probably related to the "William" line; born in the same town and came 
to South Carolina about the same time. May also have been related to Thomas 
Dickson Baird.) 

Cornelius Baird married Sarah Moore, near Coleraine, 
County Derry, Ireland. 

SECOND GENERATION. 



Children of CORNELIUS and Sarah Moore Baird. 

William. Fought in Revolution. Married in Ireland. No record. It is thought 
he settled in New Jersey. 
Second son. No record. 

John, born about 1760. Married Elizabeth Warden. (She was about 14 
and lived to be 84 years old.) Emigrated from Coleraine about 1820 to 
Charleston, S. C. Moved to Tipton County, Tennessee, 1836. Died about 
1837. (Tipton about ten miles south of Covington, Ky.) 

Samuel. No record. 

Cornelius. Married Miss Kate Barkley. Emigrated about 1800. When he 

was about twenty years old he came from County Antrim, Ireland, to 

Charleston, then to Winnesboro, S. C. 

There were three sisters: Nancy, who married Samuel Moore; 
Lydia, who married Matthew Gorely; Saline, who married James 
Black. John moved to Yorkville County, then Chester, S. C, then 
Cornweil, S. C, where the railroad depot of Cornwell now stands. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of John and Elizabeth W. Baird. 

Joseph, born in Ireland. 

Cornelius, born in Ireland. Married Eliza Boyd McQuiston. 

John, born in Ireland. Married Eliza Miller. 

William, born in Ireland. Married Nancy McQuiston. 

Elizabeth, born in Ireland; died in Ireland. 

Sarah (Sally), born in Ireland. Married John Forsythe, from Coleraine. 

Margaret, born in Ireland. Single. Died at 91 years. 

Eliza, born in South Carolina. Married William McQuiston. Had son, 
Rev. James McQuiston. 

Lydia, born in South Carolina. Married William Wilson. 

Jane, born in South Carolina. Married William Huey, from County Antrim, 
Ireland. 

Children of CORNELIUS and Kate B. Baird. 

Robert Barkley. Married Margaret Allen in Winnesburg, S. O, 184 — . 



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Mary. Married George Allen, brother of Margaret. 
Sarah. Married Ben Wilson. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of Joseph and Jeanet Wilson BAIRD (Jeanet Wilson, 
sister of Rev. John Wilson). They lived in Chester, S. C, until 
1 884, then Tipton, Tenn. 

John W. Died from wound in the battle of Chancellorsville, Va. 

Archie M. Died from wound in the battle of Perryville, Ky. 

Warden J. Died from wound in the battle of Chickamauga. 

Robert S. Lived in Covington, Tenn. Married Miss McCalla. 

William C. Lived at Tipton, Tenn. Had one son, Dr. J. S. Baird, of Wilson, 

Ark. 
Martha. Married C. Simonton. Died during war in Alabama. Her son, 

J. W., was a Congressman, and editor of The Covinglon Leader. 
Elizabeth. Married Rev. J. L. McDaniel. 

Children of Cornelius and Eliza McQ. Baird. 

Rev. James W., of Covington, Tenn. 

Children of WlLLIAM and NaNCY McQ. Baird. He died 1878, 
aged 59. 

Elizabeth. Married James Hindman. 

Mary. Unmarried. 

Margaret. Married James L. Cooper, Illinois. 

John L. Married, first, Betty McQuister; second, Sally McQuister. 

Hugh A. 

William E. 

Children of SALLY BAIRD and John Forsythe. They lived in Colum- 
bia, S. C. After her death he and family moved to Tipton, Tenn. 
Four sons in War of 1861 to 1865. Three killed: Andrew 
killed at Haywood, Tenn. ; William at Perryville, Ky. ; James in 
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 

Joseph. Married Elizabeth Sherrell. 

John. 

Three daughters. 

Children of Jane BaIRD and William Huey. He died 1 863. 
Samuel Orr (teacher), Wilmer, Ark. Married S. P. Ellis. 
John M. Married Lola J. Miller, Tipton, Idaville, Tenn. 
Mary. Married E. M. McDaniel. Had two sons. 

. Married I. T. Wilson, Idaville, Tenn. 

Sally. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 1 1 9 

Children of Robert Barclay and MARGARET A. BaIRD. They moved 
from Fairfield, S. C, to Pickens County, Ala., in 1844, thence 
to Louisiana. They had five sons and five daughters. 

John Cornelius, born 1844, Hanesville, La. Had ten children. 
Samuel B., born 1846. Married Sarah E. Phillips. He was editor of the 
Ashley County Eagle, Hamburg, Ark. 

Children of Mary BaIRD and George Allen. 

Mrs. M. C. Steele, Birmingham, Ala. 
Mrs. E. B. North, Birmingham, Ala. 

* 

Children of Sarah BaIRD and Ben Wilson. 

Mrs. Garner, Birmingham, Ala. * 

Fifth Generation. 

Children of Samuel Orr and S. P. Ellis Huey. Married 1884. 
Lived at Wilmer, Ark. 

Issue: Three sons and two daughters. 

Children of Samuel Barclay and Sarah PHILLIPS BaIRD. She was 
a daughter of John Lawrence Phillips, of Livingston, Ala. They 
lived at Hamburg, Ark. 
R. W. 

Samuel L. 
Newton P. 
Robert H. 
Catherine. 
Maggie. 
Helen. 

Children of John W. (son of Joseph and Jenett Baird) and Sarah 
Simpson Baird. Lived at Chester, S. C. 

John Grier, Charlotte, N. C. He was a prominent teacher in Charlotte Institute 
and editor of Carolina Python. 

Children of Robert S. (son of Joseph and Jeanet Baird) and 
Lucretia McCalla, his first wife, and H. STEVENSON BaIRD, his 
second wife. 

Six sons, two daughters. Lived at Covington, Tenn. 

Children of WILLIAM C. (son of JOSEPH and Jeanet) and Mary 
McDaniel Baird. They lived at Wilson, Ark. 
Dr. J. S. 

. Married William Wright. 

Five daughters. 
Three sons. 



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GROUP 5 — James Randall. 

This James may belong among these, judging by names, Benjamin* 
James and John, also dates and location. 

James Randall Baird (captain and doctor), was born about 
1 780-85. He lived in Charleston, S. C, and died there. His children 
were: 

John Botts (Dr.), born in Charleston 1811; died in Atlanta 1871. Married 

Mary Louise Bozeman. 
Emiline. 
Fanny. 

Benjamin. Died in New York. 
Mary. 

Eliza Caroline. Married W. L. Wittich, Pensacola, Fla. 
Laura. 

Children of John BoTTS and Mary B. Baird. 

James B. (Dr.), born at Columbus, Ga., 1849. Married Lizzie Gastrell, 

Atlanta, Ga. 
John Benjamin, born 1850; died at Washington, D. C, 1897. 

Children of Dr. JAMES B. and LlZZIE GASTRELL BaIRD. 
James Bozeman (Dr.). 
Lucino Gastrell. 

Mary Louise. Married H. G. Russell, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Henry Stewart. 
Daughter, who married R. S. Skeer, Atlanta, Ga. 

W. L. Wittich says his father lived in Charleston, S. C, and had 
a plantation in Abbeville District not far from Washington, Ga. 

[In Doddridge's "History of Early Settlers" there is mention of James Beard with 
Lieut.-Col. Frances Marion, South Carolina, 1779; Capt. John Baird, 2nd Georgia 
Battalion, 1780.] 

GROUP 6 — Isham. 

The sons of Cornelius were William, a son unnamed, John, Samuel 
and Cornelius. 

ISHAM may have been this second son. He is said to have come 
over with six brothers and settled in Tipton and Maury Counties, Ten- 
nessee. One of his sons, James, moved to Arkansas in 1 833. 

ISHAM BAIRD had James; Nancy who married Shoemaker, and a 
son who was the father of John C. S. Baird, of the Northwest Texas 
Conference. 

Children of James (son of Isham). 

Nancy Jane, born 1827. Married Craven Harrison, Conway County, Ark., 
1846. 



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Benjamin W. Died in Conway, Ark. 
J. Harrison. Died in Thornton, Ark. 
Joseph. Died in Valdo, Ark. 
Albert. Died in Valdo, Ark. 
George. Died in Pittsburg, Texas. 
Sister. Married J. A. Stewart. 

Children of Nancy Baird and Craven Harrison. 

Fannie. 

James Benjamin. 

Elizabeth Jane. Married Harrison Beal, Little Rock, Ark.' 

Children of Joseph Baird. 

Robert A., of Morrillton, Ark. 

Children of B. W. BAIRD. 

B. F. Baird, of Greenville, Texas, R. F. D. No. 5. (Wishes to locate heirs 
of Isham.) 

GROUP 7— Mathew. 

MatHEW Baird, born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 1 771 ; died 1837 in 
New York. He is supposed to have been son of Mathew. He was 
a law student at Trinity College in Dublin, and was a Presbyterian, 
Orangeman and Freemason. It is not known exactly when he came to 
the United States, but he was associated with Hoban as draughtsman on 
the plans for the President's House, now called the White House. He 
modeled the heads of the columns for the National Capitol (east front), 
also for City Hall, New York City. Mathew, his son, was born in 
New York, 1805. When he* was thirteen years old his parents were 
living in Paterson, N. J. He was apprenticed to a machinist in New 
York City, serving seven years. 

Mr. Horatio Allen had procured the plans of an English passenger 
locomotive, and he induced Mathew and his younger brother, Samuel, 
to go with him to West Point Foundry, where the two BaIRDS did the 
machine and fitting work of this the first passenger locomotive that was 
ever used on this continent. 

About 1 830 Mathew went to Alexandria, Va., for the purpose of 
building locomotives there, but did not succeed. He lost what money 
he had saved and that of his wife, who was a Virginian. They then 
went to Baltimore, where he engaged in steamboat building. 

Mathew Baird, by his first wife, had — 

Margaret, born 1794. 
Mary Ann, born 1796. 
John, born 1799. 



122 BAIRD AND BFARD FAMILIES 

Mathew, born 1801. 
Margaret, born 1803. 

Mathew Baird, by his second wife, had — 

Mathew, born 1805; died 1874. Married Cathrine Kleiber of Sunbury, Pa., 

died 1849. Issue: George W. (Rear Admiral). 
Rosanna, born 1806. Married Roband (French Huguenot), Philadelphia. 
Cathrine, born 1808. Married Dr. Schwartz, Philadelphia. 
Rachel, born 1810; died in Baltimore 1839. Married 1835 De Garmo, who 

changed his name to Brooks. 

Samuel, born 1812. Married Miss Amelia de Garmo. Issue: Jane Caroline 
and Amelia. Died in Cuba about 1890. 

Jane, born 1816. 

Elizabeth, 1817-1839. 

Sally Ann, born 1819. 

Rachel. 

Harriet, born 1822. Married Albert Holland; died 1890 in Baltimore. 

Robert C, born 1824. Died at Baltimore in 1889. 

Rear Admiral George W. Baird is the son of Mathew 
Baird. The world is indebted to him for many scientific inventions. 
Among these is the vibrating steering gear and motograph. This is a 
little machine which is placed in the pilot house, and shows whether 
or not the engine is in motion; if in motion, astern or ahead; if at 
rest, in which direction the engine last moved. He also devised the fresh 
water distiller for ships, the evaporator, the stern-steering gear, and 
the first storm anchor hoist used in our navy. He has besides other 
appliances now in use in the navy. He is a Mason. 

From the name Rosanna and the time of coming, and place in 
Ireland from which they came, I should say these, too, were related 
to the Francis line. 

[This was not Mathew Baird of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, 
though it is very probable that they were cousins. They may have been grandsons 
of Moses of Ireland.— F. B. C] 

GROUP 8— David. 
David BAIRD, born in Scotland or Ireland about 1774; died 
1854. He had brothers, John and James. A brother came to the 
United States, and he and his father came later (possibly the follow- 
ing year). Probably brother of Mary Baird CoRRIGAN. 
David Baird had seven children. 

Thomas William. Settled in New York. 

David Alexander. Married Mary Coxen in Washington, D. C. 

John James. He had a daughter, Hattie, in government service in Washington. 

Cathrine Elizabeth. Married Mr. Thompson; went to California. 

Margaret Jane. Married Dr. McFee; lived in England. 

Isabella Margaret. Not married. 




Rear Admiral George W. Baird, U. S. N. (Retired), 

1505 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D. C. 



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David Alexander came to America with his father in 1825. Lived 
in New York, then in Elizabethtown, N. J., then Buffalo, then back 
to New York. In 1843 he went to Washington and in 1857 he moved 
to Paducah, Ky. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. 

Mary was a daughter of Geo. Coxen, builder of the first dredge 
boat that went down the James River. They were English people who 
had settled in Virginia. 

David ALEXANDER Baird, born at Stanmore, Middlesex, Eng- 
land, 1805; died 1866; married Mary Coxen, 1829. In the family 
was a cane which was said to have belonged to David's father, an Irish 
nobleman. They also had a piece of the Baird tartan. 

Children of DAVID ALEXANDER and MARY C-OXEN BAIRD. 
David George, born at Buffalo, N. Y. 
Eleanor Matilda, born at Buffalo, N. Y. 

William Alexander. Went to Washington, D. C. He had a son Bruce. 
Josiah Melvin. Went to Washington, D. C. Married Elvina Lavean, 1875. 
Mary Louisa (Mellie). Went to Washington, D. C. Married Cyrus Hatch. 
Robert Murlis. Went to Washington, D. C. Unmarried. 
Thomas William. Went to Washington, D. C. He had daughters, Sadie 

and Isabella, New York. 
Cathrine Mary Elizabeth, born in Washington. Married John Chalk. 
Isabella Virginia, born in Washington. 
Margaret Jane, born in Washington. 
Harriett Anne, born in Washington. 
Bruce. Died at the age of 14 or 15. 

r 

Children of MARY LOUISA and CYRUS HATCH. 
David A. 
Ella. 

William C. 
James W. 
Louise. 
Harry. 
Sada J. 

Children of CATHERINE and JOHN CHALK. 
Addie. 
Dora. 
James. 
Cora. 
Robert. 

Children of Josiah Melvin and ELVINA L. BAIRD. 
Camille A. 
Jesse Read. Married Frances Seachrlst. 



124 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

David. 
Lula May. 

Children of JESSE Read and FRANCES SEACHRIST BaIRD. 

Anna. 
David H. 

GROUP 9— William. 

WlLLIAM BaIRD, Sr., rendered brave service under General 
Walker at the siege of Londonderry. He was a young man in 1 690. 
His son, William, was an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Dumma- 
cose, Balleagh, Londonderry. This William, with his wife, Martha 
Henry, followed his children to America at the age of eighty. 

WlLLIAM BaIRD, Jr., of Coleraine, Newton, Limavady, County 
Antrim, Londonderry, Ireland; married Martha Henry. They came to 
this country in 1817. After living about six months in Philadelphia, 
Pa., they went to Tennessee, where William died in 1 820. His wife 
died in Indiana in 1 840. He had a cousin, William, elder in the Pres- 
byterian Church in northern Kentucky. Their children were all born 
in Newton, Limavady, Ireland. They were: 

Elizabeth. Married in Ireland to Samuel Taggart. 

William. Married Miss McCurdy in Ireland; came to America in 1811. 

Samuel. Came to America in 1809; unmarried. 

James. Came with parents in 1817; married Miss Murry, Lexington, Ky.; 
died 1849. 

John, born in 1787; came to America in 1810; lived in Philadelphia until 
1818; then to Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and in 1847 to Indiana. Married 
Sarah Martyn, of Philadelphia, 1816. Died in Clark County, Indiana, 1880. 

Henry. Came to America in 1835; died at Charleston, Ind., in 1869; un- 
married. 

Ann. „ 

Both William and Samuel were killed in the battle of Lundy's 
Lane, 1812. 

After James' death, 1 849, his family removed to Missouri. 

William, Jr., had a brother, John, who lived in Ohio, and who 
had a son, William. This William had sons, John and William. John 
is a Presbyterian minister at Plattsmouth, Neb. William lives in 
Cincinnati. 

John had besides the son several daughters — Mrs. Martha Moore, 
Mrs. Rachel Taylor, Mrs. Pollock, Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Kincaid. 

This record says William, Jr., had a brother, Thomas, of Bards- 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIKDS OF AMERICA 125 

town, Ky., and sisters, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Martin. It says 
William, Sr., was from Antrim. 

The children of ELIZABETH Baird and Samuel Taggart were: 

Ann. Married a Mr. Taggart; one son. Dr. Robert T., of Franklin, Ind. 

James (Dr.). Married, first, Childs; second, Welsh; third,  

Bare. Died at Charlestown, Ind., 1880. 

William (Dr.). Married, first, Sarah Faris; second, Mary Crawford. Died 
in Clark County, Indiana, in 1888. 

John, died while medical student in Louisville University, Kentucky, in 1829. 
Children of WlLLIAM and (Miss McCurdy) BAIRD. 

One son killed in Ireland. 

William. Came with his grandfather to this country in 1817. He settled in 
Garrard County, Kentucky, and died a few years ago. 

Children of JaMES and (Miss Murry) BAIRD. 
Mary. Married Mr. Giltner. 
James. 
Henry. 

Children of John and Sarah Martyn Baird. 

William, born in 1817 at Philadelphia. Married Miss Crouch. Died in In- 
dianapolis, Ind., in 1887. 

John M. (Dr.), born 1818, Germanlown, Philadelphia. Married Nancy Faris. 

Lived at Philadelphia, and in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. 
Henry. Died .when 21 years of age, at Charlestown, Md. 
Sarah Jane. Died in infancy. 

Elizabeth. Married Thomas McMillan; died in Clark County, Indiana, in 1893. 
George. Married Matilda Henry; died in Iowa, in 1895; no children. 
Ann. Married Jacob Bare, Clark County, Indiana. 
James. Married Martha Burton, Clark County, Indiana. 

Robert. Married Hester Burton, Clark County, Indiana; possibly Territorial 
Secretary. 

Martha. Married James Kirby, Princeton, Iowa. 
Children of James BaIRD by his first wife (Childs). 

Samuel C. Taggart. 

Children of James BAIRD by his second wife (Welsh). 
Ann. 
Mary. 

Children of James Baird by his third wife (Bare). 

Amanda. 
Albert. 
William. 
John. 



126 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Alice. 
James. 
Marcus. 

Children of WlLLlAM Baird by Sarah Faris, his first wife. 
John. 
Mary. 
William. 

Children of WlLLlAM Baird by Mary Crawford, his second wife. 

Eliza. 

James. 

Josiah. 

Samuel. 

Sarah. 

Harry. 

Children of WlLLlAM and ( Crouch) Baird. 

Sarah. 

John. 

Ida. 

Alice. 

Charles. 

Children of John and Nancy Faris Baird. 

Mary. 

John F. Presbyterian minister, Linwood, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Anna. Died at Charleston in 1890. 

William. Presbyterian minister. Missionary to Korea. 

Children of Ann Baird and Jacob Bare Clark. 

John. 

Almira. 

Sarah. 

Ida. 

Charles. 

Robert. 

Elizabeth. 

Children of James and Martha B. Baird, Clarke County, Indiana. 
Ada. 
Sophia. 
Maggie. 
Carrie. 
Tevelda. 
Willie. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 127 

Cora. 

Daisy. 

Gilbert. 

Children of Robert and Hester B. Baird, Clarke County, Indiana. 

Mattie. 

Florence. 

Chancellor. 

Orville. 

Edward. 

Children of Martha Baird and James Kirby, Princeton, Iowa. 

Charles. 
Robert. 

Of this family it is said Robert was Territorial Secretary, Indiana, 
and there was a Gen. John P. Baird. They were said to be cousins 
of James. 

This record was given by Rev. John F. BaIRD, D.D., of Linwood 
County, Ohio, who was professor in Hanover College, Indiana, in 1885. 

The record of the son of William, killed at Lundy's Lane, who had 
married Miss McCurdy in Ireland, was given by John TAYLOR BaIRD, 
D.D., of Plattsmouth, Neb., as follows: 

Son. Killed in Ireland. 

Daughter. -Married Mr. Reid and came before 1816 to America. 

Daughter. Married Mr. Pollock. 

Daughter. Married Mr. Kirhpatrick. 

Martha. Married Mr. Moore. 

William. Born in 1792 at Fermaquin, Ireland; died 1872. Married Isabella 
Morrison, of Newton, Ireland. (One record says Washington, Pa.) 

Daughter. Married Mr. McLaughlin. 

Rachel. Married John Taylor. 

Daughter. Married Mr. Kincaid. 

William at the age of 24, his five sisters (one sister had married and 
come over before), wife and grandparents came in a sailing vessel. They 
visited relatives on the French Broad, then settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 
1818 (probably Thomas Dickson and JOHN BaIRD, as they were in 
South Carolina about that time) . 

Children of WlLLIAM and ISABELLA M. BaIRD. 
John Taylor, D.D., born in 1834, of Plattsmouth, Neb. 

William, born 1836, Cincinnati, Ohio. Married, first, Maggie Naylor; second, 
M. Morrison. This William may have had the son William who had sons 
Archibold, John, and one lame, of Garrard County, Kentucky. 



128 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

GROUP 10— Henry Carey. 

This Record Was Given by Henry Carey Baird, Publisher, Philadelphia. 

Henry Baird came from Dublin to America in 1803, having been involved in 
what was called the Rebellion, in which Robert Emmet lost his life. Henry, with- 
out trial, had been confined at Kilmonbane one year, whither Thomas James, a 
child of seven, accompanied him. Henry's wife was a Miss Burnside. Thomas 
James, born 1795. He and his father came to this country 1803. 

Robert, the oldest son of Henry, came before 1803. Henry's family came 
about 1805, and they, the parents, lived with Henry Samuel at Green Bay, Wis., 
where they both died. 

Thomas James, brother of Henry Samuel, born at Dublin, was appointed cadet 
at West Point, 1813. He graduated. Lieutenant of Light Artillery, 1814, and 
served in the war against Great Britain. He was Captain Third Artillery, resign- 
ing in 1828. He died at Pottsville, 1842. He married Eliza Catherine Carey, of 
Philadelphia, 1822. They had two sons and four daughters. 

Edward Carey, the youngest son, served with great distinction in the War of 
1861-5, and became Adjutant General, with the rank of Major. General Meade, 
with whom he served, 1861-2, said: "I have never seen a man who had greater 
capacity for handling troops. Had he been in the line instead of the staff he 
would come out a Major General." He died in 1874. 

Henry Carey is possibly the oldest active publisher in the United States; born 
September, 1825. "Who's Who in America," 1903-4, gave an account of Henry 
Carey Baird. He married Elizabeth Davis Peninglon. 

Henry Samuel Baird, lawyer; born 1800 in Dublin; died in Green Bay, Wis., 
1875; married Therese Fisher, granddaughter of an Ottawa chief. Appleton's 
Encyclopedia gives his father as Thomas, but he was Henry. It says Thomas was 
a United Irishman. He came to America, 1802, being followed by his family in 
1805. Henry studied law at Pittsburgh, Pa. He lived in Mackinac, Mich. In 
1824 he removed to Green Bay. In 1832 he served as Quartermaster-General 
in the Black Hawk War. In 1836 he was President of the first Legislative Council 
of the territory of Wisconsin; the same year he was appointed the first Attorney- 
General of the same territory. He was secretary of Governor Henry Dodge, U. S. 
Commissioner, and was the last Whig candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. He 
was for many years Vice-President of the Historical Society. In 1861-2 he was 
Mayor of Green Bay. 

Henry Carey, son of Thomas James; born in Pottsville, Pa., 1836; died , 

Virginia, 1874. He served as Assistant Adjutant-General for four years to Gen. 
John F. Reynolds, Army of the Potomac, and on the first day of battle of Gettys- 
burg that general died in his arms. Baird was promoted to rank of Major for 
gallant conduct. 

Therese Baird, born at Prairie du Chien, Wis., 1810; daughter of Henry 
Munro Fisher, fur trader of Scotch ancestry. Her grandmother was Migisan, 
daughter of the Ottawa chief Kewinaquot (Returning Cloud). Miss Fisher mar- 
ried at Mackinac Island, where she spent a great part of her youth, Henry Samuel 
Baird, a young lawyer of Green Bay. They had a daughter, Eliza Anne (Early 
Morn), born 1825. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 129 

GROUP 11— Thomas. 

THOMAS BAIRD AND MARY DOUGLAS. 

Ta^en from Mr. Seilhamer's Chronicle. 

[This seems to be the same line A. B. Baird, of Kentucky, tells of in his letter. 
A. B. Baird also seems to take in the William Baird, of Limavardy, Ireland. Although 
he thought they came direct from Ireland and they had lived in Pennsylvania some 
years. — F. B. C] 

Thomas Baird, of Falling Spring, was probably a son of Rebecca and John 
Beard, of Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware County, Del., and New 
London Township, Chester County, Pa. He was born about 1724 and died before 
1775. He came to Falling Spring with his brother, John, about 1747, and took up 
292 acres of land in what is now Guilford Township, Franklin (then Lancaster) 
County, Pa. This plantation was adjacent to the present limits of Cham- 
bersburg. Thomas was a taxable in Guilford in 1751. Mr. Baird was a prom- 
inent man in his township and filled a number of township offices. His wife was 
Mary Douglas. Their children were: 

James, born 1 748. He v/as a surveyor and assisted Captain James Potter to 
resurvey the John McMillan lands on Monongahela, 1771. He was on the assess- 
ment list for Hempfield Township, Bedford, afterward Westmoreland, County, 
where he had two tracts of land of 300 acres. He went from Westmoreland 
County to Kentucky, and drew lot 25, afterward 88, in the first drawing of lots for 
the town of Louisville, April 24, 1 779. He represented Nelson County in conven- 
tions that made Kentucky a state. He married Mary Potter, daughter of Captain 
John Potter, the first sheriff of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In Captain 
John Potter's will he mentions one son of this marriage, James Potter Baird. There 
were probably another son, Thomas, and two daughters. This son, Thomas, died 
without issue near Bardstown in 1791. In his will he gave his brother James 
200 acres of land and to his brothers-in-law, John Shields and William Wilson, 
100 acres, and named his mother as residuary legatee. 

Thomas, second son of Thon\as and Mary Douglas, born at Falling Spring, 
1754; died in Kentucky. He was assessed for 300 acres of land in Hempfield 
Township, Bedford County, Pa., afterward Westmoreland, 1772. He bought 
from his brother John, 1776, a part of the old Baird plantation on Falling 
Spring, which John obtained under proceedings in partition in the Orphans Court 
of Cumberland County. He was in Guilford Township during part of the Revolu- 
tion, and was enrolled in Captain William Long's command, Cumberland County 
Associators, as company clerk. He was Second Lieutenant of Capt. James Calder- 
wood's Independence Company, 1 777. 

Lieutenant Baird went to Kentucky with his brother James and drew lot No. 
1 in first drawing of lots for Louisville. In 1795 he was living in Shelbyville, Ky. 
He was appointed guardian in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of his son, 
Charles. He married, first, Esther Kilgore, daughter of Chas. and Jane Kilgore, 
of Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County, Pa.; second, the widow Handley, 
and had four girls. 

John Baird, third son of Thomas and Mary Douglas, was born at Falling 

Spring, 1756; married Agnes , and died in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. 

He bought the Thomas Baird homestead in Guilford Township, 1775, adjacent to 
Chambersburg, his elder brothers, James and Thomas, having renounced in his 
favor. He was enrolled in Captain William Long's Company of Cumberland 
County Associators, 1779; served tour of duty under Lieut. Adam Harmony. Late 

in life he removed to Allegheny, afterward Beaver County. Married Agnes . 

Issue: Agnes, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Martha, John Hugh, James and Thomas. 

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130 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Samuel, the fourth son of Thomas and Mary D. Baird, was born at Falling 
Spring, 1757; died at Pittsville, Pa., 1820. He was a surveyor and was interested 
in the coal mines on the Schuylkill in 1784 with Col. Thomas Potts. He sold hi» 
interest in the mines in 1788. He married Rebecca Potts, daughter of Col. Thomas 
Potts. The other sons and daughters of Thomas and Mary Douglas Baird were: 

Elizabeth. Married Mr. Macham or Mecham. 
Mary. Married Hugh Erwin. 

William. Married sister of Joseph Kinkead in 1776. 
Robert. 

Joseph. No record. 
Martha. 

After the death of Thomas Sr., Mary Douglas went with the children to 
Kentucky, 1775. 

Capt. Joseph Kinkead was in General Clark's expedition, 1776, to Kentucky. 
His sister married William Baird, one of the founders of Bardstown, Ky. 

One record says William Baird, after surveying Bardstown, returned to eastern 
Pennsylvania and died there. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of THOMAS and ESTHER KlLGORE Baird, his first wife. 

Thomas. Married Elizabeth Stevenson of Kentucky. 

Charles, born 1777. Married Cathrine Tyler, born 1777; daughter of Judge 
John Tyler, said to be sister of John Tyler, tenth President of the United 
States. Charles was born at Bardstown; died at Clay Village, Ky.; mar- 
ried in 1798. Filled many state offices. Elected Governor but died before 
taking office. 

Children of THOMAS Baird and Widow Handley, his second wife. 

Four girls. 

Children of John and Agnes Baird (one letter says Venango County, 
Pa.). 

Agnes. 

Mary. * 

Elizabeth. 
Margaret. 
Martha. 
John. 

Hugh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
James. 

Thomas. Probably married Mary McKinley, Washington County, Iowa; died 
1902. 

Children of SAMUEL and REBECCA P. Baird. Lived in Reading. 
After Samuel's death Rebecca removed to Carlisle, Pa. 
Thomas. 
William. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 131 

John. 

Samuel, born 1786; died 1833. A surveyor and quartermaster in Revolution. 

Married Lydia McFunn Biddle in 1815. 
Mary Ann. 
Deborah. 
Harriet. 
Rebecca P. 
Martha Rutter. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Stevenson Baird. 

Eliza K. 

Thomas R. Had a son, J. B., of Louisville, Ky. J. B. said his grandfather 
said he was a first cousin of Robert Baird, of Yonkers. 

Robert F. (Probably the "finisher of fine hats.") 
Joseph C. 

Children of CHARLES and CATHERINE TYLER BAIRD, of Clay Vil- 
lage. 

Robert (Dr). Born 1798; died 1880. Graduated in Philadelphia, lived at 
Middleburg, Pa., moved to Clay Village, Ky. Married Sabra Bower, 
born 1808. Died at Shirleysburg, Pa. 

Peter. Born 1801. 

Thomas, 1805. 

Tyler, 1807. - 

Charles K., 1811. 

Esther. » 

Charles, 1816. 

Jessie K., born 1818. Twice married, each time Mr. Baird, Clinton, Mo. 

Children of THOMAS and Mary McK. Baird, Iowa. 

James McK., Mineola, Kans. 

Thomas J. Married Agnes McGee Wright. Died 1900. Issue: Eva, Nellie, 
Alice, Mary, William and Homer, all of Ainsworth, Iowa. 

Cyrus. Evanston, Wyo. 

Calvin Adams. Married Eliza. Son, Cloyce, Washington, Iowa. 
Hugh. Clintonville, Pa. Died Sandy Lake, Pa., 1903. Married Mary Thorn, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Children of SAMUEL and Lydia B. BAIRD, Reading, Pa. 

William McFunn, born 1817; died 1872. Married Harriet Holmes. 
Samuel. 

Spencer Fullerton (Prof.), born 1823. Married Helen Churchill. Lived in 
Carlisle. Moved to Washington, D. C, 1850. Distinguished scientist of 
the Smithsonian Institution. 

Thomas. Lived in Westchester. Married Mary Bill. 



132 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Rebecca Potts. 

Lydia Spencer. 

Mary Deborah. Married Henry J. Biddle, of Philadelphia. 

After Samuel's death Lydia went to Carlisle, Pa. 

Children of Dr. Robert and Sabra B. Baird, his first wife, and Mrs. 
\V. Lovell, of Clay Village, Ky., whom he married in 1 820. He 
died at Shirleysburg, Pa. 

Jane, born 1829. Married Mr. Vanbleet. 

Charles L. G., born 1831, Philadelphia; lived in Terre Haute, Ind. He had 
a son, J. R., of St. Louis, Mo., born 1857. 

Barton de Forest, 1834; died 1863. Married Malinda Wallace in 1856. 

Harriet, 1836. Married, first, Dr. John Hardson; second, Dr. Kellog, of 
Kansas City. 

Cathrine, 1838. Married Frank Harrison. Issue: Eight children. 

Thomas Cummins (Dr.), 1841. Married Amanda Kellog. Had a son, Ed- 
ward K., New York City. 

Mary C, 1844; died 1852. 

Robert A., 1846; died 1852. 

Frederick, born 1848. Lived at Three Springs, then New York, then Chicago. 
Had a daughter, Jessie. 

Sabra A., 1851. Married Mr. Endress, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children of William McFunn and HARRIET H. Baird. 
William. 
Samuel. 

Robert H. Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mary L. Reading, Pa. 

Children of PROF. SPENCER F. and Mary C. Baird. 
Lucy Hunter. 

Children of Mary Deborah Baird and Henry J. Biddle. 

Jonathan William. Died 1877. 

Lydia McFunn. Married M. Robinson, Philadelphia. 

Spencer Fullerton. 

Christine Williams. 

Henry Jonathan. 

Children of THOMAS and MARY B. BAIRD. 
William McFunn. 
Joseph. 

Lydia Spencer. 
Henry J. 
Caroline. 




Prof. Spencer F. Baird, 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 133 

Children of BARTON DE F. (Dr.), and Malinda Baird. Prac- 
ticed at Three Springs, Pa., and Clay Village, Shelby County, Ky. 
Angelina, born 1857. 
Robert Rush, 1858, Columbus, Ga. 

Mary Sabra, 1860. Married J. C. Siever, Rossiter, Indiana County, Pa. 
Charles Bower, 1862. 
Note. — Mr. Rush Baird has a portrait of Charles, Sr., painted in 1846. 

There were Jesse A. Beard, father and son, from Columbus, 
Ga. (possibly sons of ROBERT RUSH BaIRD, Morgan County). Mar- 
ried Tally. Issue: Mary and Thomas O. 

There was a Jesse KlLGORE Baird; married Priscilla Vance, 
Louisville, Ky. 

There was William, of Garrard County, Kentucky, 1 859, who had 
three sons, John, Archibald, the younger lame, supposed to be de- 
scended from Thomas, son of Charles. 

There was a John Baird, House of Representatives, Tennessee, 
in 1 794. 

THE BAIRDS OF BARDSTOWN, KY. 

From a Letter from A. B. Baird, Hartford, Xp., 1885. 

"My grandfather, -James Baird, was born and raised at Newton, not far from 
Londonderry, North of Ireland. His father's name was Thomas, and he died in 
Ireland about 1780. The family came from Scotland to Ireland in the latter part 
of the seventeenth century. They lived in the neighborhood of Glasgow. 

"Four of my grandfather's brothers came Eo America a short time before the 
Revolution, to wit: Robert, John, Thomas, William, brothers of James. 

"Three of these were in the war and lived through it. After the war they 
came to Kentucky and settled in a place in central Kentucky, calling it Bairdstown, 
now Bardstown. 

"James, on the death of his father, about 1780, came to America; spent one 
year at Chambersburg, Pa. In 1 783 he moved over the mountain to Red Stone, 
now called Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa. There he lived one year. In 1785 
he came down the river to the falls of the Ohio, where the city of Louisville is 
now. On this trip several of the crew were wounded by Indians, among them 
James. He went to Bairdstown, where he lived till 1 790. He then moved to 
Hartford and lived there until his death, in 1826. 

"William, brother of James, unmarried at that time, went to Hartford and 
carried on a tanyard till 1794, when 'Mad' Anthony Wayne was appointed com- 
mander of the Northwestern Arm}'. As soon as William heard this, having served 
under Wayne in the Revolutionary War, he and a companion, William Barnett, 
left on foot and went to Fort Washington, now Cincinnati, and joined Wayne. 
After the Indians were defeated and the army disbanded, Wm. Baird and Wm. 
Barnett settled in Pennsylvania. He married and raised a family. 

"One of the sons of Thomas moved to Fort Nash, Nashville, Tenn. 



134 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

"Another of this family went to Indiana. One whose name was Robert wa» 
Territorial Secretary." 

[The father of John P. Baird (of Terre Haute, Ind.) was a cousin of James (who 
was son of James and father of A. B. Baird, the writer of the letter). 

James, the son of James who came to America in 1780, was born 1781 in Newton, 
Ireland; died 1868. A. B. was his youngest son. (These seem to be descendants 
of William and John, of Limavady, Ireland.) 

This letter proves that Thomas and family were from Ireland, though A. B. was 
mistaken about Thomas dying in Ireland. It was in Pennsylvania. 

John Baird, said to have been born about 1725, was very likely Captain John, 
brother of Thomas, James, Moses and Robert, possible sons or nephews of John, of 
Christiana Hundred. Tradition says he went to Kentucky and Tennessee in 1760 and 
met Daniel Boone. He is supposed to have returned for a while to New Jersey. — 
F. B. C] 

Mr. Seilhamer says: 

John Baird, presumed to be the son of John and Rebecca Baird, removed from 
Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his brother, Thomas, about 1747, and settled in 
the Cumberland Valley, taking up lands in Guilford Township, Franklin County. 
As his name does not appear on the Guilford tax list for 1751 it is probable he 
removed to Peters, where he was a taxable at that time. He was appointed constable 
of the new township, Fannet, in 1754. He married Agnes McFall. Their chil- 
dren were William, John, Francis (born 1754), David, Isabella, Agnes and Jane." 

Alexander and Elizabeth Ellis had a son, Francis, born 1 747. 

John Baird, born in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pa., 
had a son and grandson, Francis; he may have been a brother of this 
Francis of Warwick, N. Y. 



GROUP 12— Francis. 

Francis Baird, born ; died 1800. Married, 1758, 

Esther Eagles (?). 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Their children were: 

William Eagles, born 1765; died 1814. Married Sarah DeKay. 
John. No descendants. Married Esther. Sandy Hill, then Saratoga. 
Samuel, born 1769; died 1806. Married, 1792, Hannah Minthorn. 
Abia Francis. Died at Sandy Hill, New York. Unmarried. 
Anna. Unmarried. 
Margaret. Married Joseph Walling. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of William E. and Sarah DeK. Baird. 

Esther, 1785. 

Nathaniel Wheeler, 1787-1838. Married Abigail Denton. 

Mary, 1790-1836. Married Thomas H. Burt. 



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Abia Frances, 1792-1848, in Orange County, New York. Married, 1823, 
Lany Forshee. 

Elizabeth, 1794. 

Jane Anne, 1795-1853. 

Frances, 1800-1889. Married Abia Blain. 

Sarah, 1802-1886. Married Nathaniel Pelton. 

Juliana E., 1805-1808. 

Christina Eliza. 1 809- 1 896. Married David Barclay. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah M. Baird. 



Nathaniel M. No descendants. 

Frances. No descendants. 

Thomas Eagles, died 1852. Married Mary Ann Tyler, born 1798. 

Hannah Minthon. Married, 1849, John R. Masters. 

Esther. 

Esther. Married William Lawson. 

Hannah. Left no descendants. 

Margaret. Married, 1841, William Browning, born 1792. 

Nathaniel M. No descendants. 

Jane. No descendants. 

Children of MARGARET Baird and Joseph Walling. 

Francis B., born 1786; died 1861. Married, first, Margaret Perry; second, 
Mrs. Mary VanCourt. 

Joseph. Moved West. 

Sarah. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of Abia F. and Lany F. Baird. 

Mary J. Married John Morrison. 
Cathrine. Married Philip Martin. 
John F. Married Mary Hicks. 
Sarah. Married A. J. Saunders. 
David F. Married Isabel Green. 
Thomas B. Married Mary Ellen Bachman. 
Martin V. Married Cynthia French. 
William B. Married Caroline Enock. 

Children of Thomas Eagles and MARY A. (TYLER) BaIRD. 
Thomas. 
Anna Elizabeth, born 1824; died 1897. Married William H. Marbury. 

Children of Hannah M. Baird and John R. Masters. 

John Sommers. 

Edith. 

Elizabeth. Married Laurence Stabler. 



136 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Esther Baird and William Lawson. 

Samuel. 

Thomas Baird. Married Mary Denyse. 

Children of MARGARET BAIRD and William Browning. 

Samuel, born 1847; died 1892. Married, 1868, Lucretia Burdett. 

Thomas, born 1842. Married, 1868, Alice Virginia Marbury. He practiced 
law in New York City. 

This interesting family is written up fully in "The Baird Centen- 
nial," edited by Ferdinand V. Samford, Warwick, N. Y. 

Francis Baird settled in Warwick, N. Y., in I 765. He had 
previously been a merchant in New York City. Shortly after his arrival 
he purchased a large tract of land, about 220 acres, the greater part of 
which he probably bought of Henry Wisner, of Goshen. In 1 776 he 
built the stone house on Main Street, which is now owned by Mr. 
William B. Sayer. 

This was the leading inn or tavern in the village from the time it 
was built up to 1830, and the "shows" that came to town were held in 
the large ball-room. 

Among the distinguished persons who stopped at this house were 
Gen. George Washington and wife, en route to his Newburg head- 
quarters, 1 782. 

Francis Baird was a man of prominence and wealth for that 
early day. He was one of the trustees of the Presbyterian Church of 
Warwick and one of its incorporators, 1 79 1 . 

The records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches, New 
York City, have an entry among marriages, June 21,1 758, of FRANCIS 
Baird and Esther Eagles, believed to be the record of the pioneer and 
of his wife. 

THOMAS Eagles Baird, son of Samuel, went to Washington, D. 
C, where he met George Rodney and Thomas Tyler, who had contract 
for furnishing stone for the United States Treasury building from the 
quarry on the Tyler plantation in Stafford County, Virginia. 

THOMAS E. went with the Tylers, who were related to the Presi- 
dent, to their home, and later married their youngest sister, Ann Tyler. 
He survived the Tyler brothers and finished the contract, passing the 
remainder of his life in Alexandria, Va. 

Samuel Lawson died before his brother, Thomas B. Lawson, at 
Fall River, Mass. He was in the iron business. 

Thomas Baird Lawson of this line was an expert account- 
ant in New York. He said the Bairds came from Bally Castle, Ire- 
land, in the boat Fling William. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 137 

GROUP 13— Simon. 

The ancestor of this family (supposed to be Simon) came from 
Dublin, Ireland, and settled in North Carolina. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Simon. Moved to Missouri, then to Hempstead County, Arkansas. Died in 

1857. 
John. Married Sarah Adams. 
Polly. Married Hewet Burt. 
Nettie. Married Mr. McClinton. 
Peggie. Married Mr. McDonald. 

Children of SlMON BAIRD and, first, Johnson. 

Lou Nice. Married, first, George Shorer; second, Erwin James. 
Edward, born 1830; died 1884. Unmarried. 
John (teacher), died 1861. Unmarried. 
Morrison, died at age of 18 years. 

Children of SlMON BAIRD and, second, SaRAH BaILEY BaIRD. 
William Augustus, born 1839. Married Mrs. Susanna Curtis Carter. 
Josephine. Married Newton McLean, 1860. Died 1897. 
Adrien. Married John McLean, 1866. Died 1867. 

[There may have been a son Simon who married Margaret Adams in Abbeville, 
S. C.—F. B. C\] 

Children of John and Sarah Adams BaIRD, of Hempstead, Ark. 

William. 

Albert C. Married Phoebe C. Atkins. 

Jane. 

Margaret. 

Children of POLLY BaIRD and Hewett Burt. (He died at Browns- 
town, Sevier County, Ark.) 

Hewett. 
John. 
Franklin. 
William. 
James Monroe. 
George. 
Mary Jane. 
Maggie. 
Mary Ann. 

Children of NETTIE BaIRD and McClinton (died in Texas). 
Harvey. 
James. 



138 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Peggy Baird and McDonald (died at Mt. Pleasant, Titus 
County, Texas). 

Simon. 

Mary. 

Jane. 

Black. 

Sydneyham. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of Lou Nice Baird and Shaver. 
Austin. Unmarried. 
Josie. Married Dr. Wm. Covington. Children: Nice and Joseph. 

Children of Lou Nice BaIRD and Irving Jones. 

Theresa. Married Dr. T. F. Bentley. Had three girls. 

Children of Sarah Baird and Thos. Wesley Moore. 

Joseph Duglas, 1900, Miller County, Arkansas. 
Marjorie Sue, 1903. 

Children of Dixie Adella Baird and Jas. C. Wilson. 

James Baird, born 1903. 
William Wallace, born 1904. 

Children of ALBERT C. and PHOEBE A. BaIRD, Washington, Ark. 
Roy. 
Atkins. 
Louise. 
Joseph. 

Children of WlLLIAM AUGUSTINE and SUSAN CARTER BAIRD. 

Thomas Walter, born 1868 at Hempstead County, Ark. Married Rebecca 

Ferguson, Salida, Colo. 
Joseph Simon, born 1869. Married Anna Mary Holman, pastor at Brocton, 

Port Arthur and Bridgeport, Texas. Had son Joseph. 
Endora Adrian, born 1873. Married John McLain. 
Laura Lucinda, born 1875. Lived in Miller County, Ark. 
Sarah, born 1877. Married Thomas Moore 1899. 

Dixie Adella, born 1881. Married James C. Wilson, Bowie County, Texas. 
Josephine, born 1897. Married Newton McLain 1860. 

William Augustine Baird moved from Hempstead County, 
Arkansas, to Miller County, Arkansas, 1871 ; then to Bowie County, 
Texas, 1878. In 1894 he returned to Miller County, Arkansas, thence 
to Texarkana, Ark. He entered the Confederate army, 1861, in Com- 
pany B, Twenty-eighth Arkansas Division, under General Price. He 
was taken prisoner at the siege of Vicksburg, where he was twice wound- 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 139 

ed. He served four years, was in the battle of Corinth, Miss., and 
Prairie de Hand, near Hope, Ark. 

[From the names Black, Moore, and Wilson this may be related to the Cornelius 
line.— F. B. C] 

Joseph is in the Isham and Cornelius line. 

[Mrs. C. A. Baird, of Washington County, Ark., says that her husband was a 
grandson of Simon B. of Abbeville, S. C. He married Margaret Adams. He had 
relatives in Georgia. Mrs. C. A. is an aunt of Joseph L. Atkins, of Washington, D. C. 
She had a cousin, Joseph Baird. She seems to be related to J. S. Baird of Bridge- 
port, Texas. It is probable that Simon, Isham, Cornelius, and James were all brothers. 
— F. B. C] 

The following line is probably related to the Henry Carey line, of 
Green Bay, Wis., also to the Stephen Beard line, of Wilson County, 
Ky. 

Stephen of this line moved to Osceola, Iowa, in 1870; Thomas, 
of the Venango, Pa., line, went to Washington County, Iowa, in 1 865. 

GROUP 14— Thomas (the Wisconsin Bairds). 

"Thomas of Scotland" went to Ballina, at the head of Killala 
Bay, Northwest Ireland, during the religious persecutions by King 
James. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of THOMAS Baird. 
John. 
Robert. 
William. 
Stephen James. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of JOHN BAIRD. 
Stephen. 
John (killed). 

Children of Robert Baird. 

John. 
James. 

Children of WlLLIAM Baird (he went to Pennsylvania in 1 723). 
James. 
William. 
John. 
Joseph. 



140 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Stephen James (went to Eastern states). 

James. 

Robert. 

John. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of STEPHEN, son of JOHN BaIRD. 

William, 1769-1847. Married Cathrine Carroll. Buried at Vinland, Osh- 
kosh, Wis. 

John. Clerk to Anglican Bishop at Kellala, Ireland. 

Samuel. Married Ann (daughter of John, son of James). 

Stephen. Unmarried. 

Bessie. Married Mr. Kilpatric. Settled near Baird relatives in Canada. 

Nancy. Married James Baird. 

William and Catherine came to America in 1839. Settled near 
Burlington, Vt. Their sons, George and Stephen, visited, in 1835, 
cousins there who had settled in New York and Pennsylvania. 
Children of Joseph, the son of William: 

Ann. 

Eliza. 

John. This John had daughter Mary who, "it is said," married William 
Jennings Bryan, of Lincoln, Neb., 1884. 

Children of JAMES, sen of STEPHEN JAMES. 
John. 
Robert. 
James. 

Children of Robert, son of STEPHEN James — not traced. 
Children of John, son of STEPHEN JAMES. 

John. 

Stephen. », 

Ann. Married Samuel, son of Stephen. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of WlLLIAM and CATHERINE CaRROL BaIRD. 
George, 1805-1884. 
Nancy. 

Stephen, 1810-1901. Married Jeanie Chapman, 1845. Moved from Waukesha 

County, Wisconsin, to Osceola, Iowa, in 1870. 
Samuel, born 1812. Married at Waukesha, Wis., 1846, Mary A. Carpenter. 

He died 1888. Both buried at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wis. 
Cathrine. Married George Clark, of Oshkosh, Wis. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 141 

Children of JOHN (who married in Ireland and was Clerk of the English 
Bishop) — not located: 

Mary. 

William. 

Stephen. 

Belle. 

Ellen. 

Jane. 

Children of SAMUEL (buried at Oshkosh, Wis., by his brother Wil- 
liam, and son Stephen) and Ann, daughter of John (who died 
1906, aged 93 years) : ' 
John. Lived at Hopkinton, N. Y. (Adopted a Gillespie child.) 
Stephen (of Oshkosh). Married Ann Baird in Vermont, 1840. They were 

first and third cousins. 
Eliza. Married Peter Aiken. 

Ann (called "Big Ann"). Married John Gunnell, of Wisconsin. 
Jane. Married Samuel Bullock, of Richland Center, Wis. 

Children of NANCY BaIRD and JAMES BaIRD: 

Robert. Had two sons, John and James. This John had Mary, Rob, and 

James. 
Samuel. 
Jane. 
Nellie. 
Elizabeth. - 
Ann. 

In 1835, Stephen, of Oshkosh, crossed the ocean with this family 
of Bairds. They stopped at Montreal, Canada, and later some of 
them came to the States. 

Children of JOHN, son of JAMES. 

David. 
Henry. 
John. 

Children of ROBERT, son of James. 

John (called Jack). 

James. 

Mary. 

Children of John, son of John. 

David. 
Henry. 
John. 
Susan. 



142 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Betta. 

Rebecca. 

Maria. 

["These were cousins of the Wisconsin John, and came to America."] 

Children of STEPHEN, son of John. 

Alexander. Lived at Green Lake, Wis. Had daughters Ellen, Sarah, and 
Laura. Moved to Iowa. 

John of Wisconsin, 1820-1907. Married Mary McConnel. Buried at Ver- 
non, Wis. 

Ann. Married Stephen (called Red Stephen), of Oshkosh. 

Hannah. 

Ellen. Married Benjamin Bonnett. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Children of STEPHEN and JEANNE C. BAIRD: 

John W., born 1846. Married Ellen Richardson 1873. He was a graduate 
of Beloit, class 1869; of Chicago Theological Seminary, 1872. Ordained at 
Waukesha, 1872. Went same year to Turkey as missionary. Married an 
American missionary in Brousa, Turkey. Returned on furlough from 
Samakov, Bulgaria, 1885-97 and 1908. 

Samuel O, born 1848. Married Joanna Carpenter at Waukesha, 1874. Lived 
at Osceola. 

Elizabeth O, born 1850. Married Thomas Lomas, Cresco. Iowa. 

Jennie M., born 1853. Unmarried. Instructor, Osceola. 

Alice A., born 1865. Unmarried. Instructor, Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Children of Samuel and MARY A. (Carpenter) Baird, Wauke- 
sha, Wis.: 
Mary Jane, born 1847. Married Albert Nelson White, 1873. 
Sarah Ann, born 1849. Married William Lowry, 1880. 
William George, born 1851. Married Margaret Mann, 1881. 
Stephen Austin, born 1854. Married Ellen Wyrill Leadly. 1885. 
Moses Wesley, 1859-1865. 

Children of CATHERINE and George Clark: 
Elizabeth. 
Mary J. 
Lomanda. 
Rebecca Ann. 
Ellen C. 

Children of STEPHEN (son of Samuel and Ann), and Ann BAIRD, 
Oshkosh, Wis.: 

John A. Married Mary Payne, of Cogsell, N. D. 
Samuel W. Unmarried. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 143 

William H. Married Miss Brooks. 

Thomas J. Married Ellen Payne, Neenan, Wis. 

S. Dennie. Unmarried. Judge and justice of the peace, Neenan, Wis. 

Ellen. 

Eliza. Married William Thomas. 

Isabella. Married Ambrose Raymond, St. Cloud, Minn. 

Children of John (son of John, son of James T.) and MARY McC. 

BAIRD, of Waukesha, Wis.: 

Margaret, born 1853. Married Fredric Hoffman, 1875, a't Oshkosh, Wis. 

Sarah Jane, 1855. Married Herman Wright at Waukesha, 1884. 

James Alexander, 1857. Married Jennie Wright, 1883. 

Robert Johnston, 1859. Married Ottie B. Jones, 1891, at Fond du Lac, Wis. 
Moved to Pasadena, Cal. 

Mary Ellen, 1861. Married John Stewart, 1890, Waukesha. 

William Hilton, 1863. Married Minnie Schlagel, 1897, Waukesha. 

John Henry, 1864. Married Julia Rayner, 1896, Prospect, Wis. 

Children of Ann, daughter of John, son of James (S.). She mar- 
ried Samuel, son of Stephen. (See Samuel, who was buried at 
Oshkosh.) 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

Children of John W. and ELLEN R. BaIRD: 

Agnes M., born 1876. Graduated in Constantinople, 1894. 

Ethel C, born 1880. Married Robert O. Williams, 1908. 

Clara C, born 1881. " 

Emma L., born 1883. 

Arthur R., 1886. Graduate Pomona, Cal., and Claremont, Cal., 1908. 

Alice Irene, 1888. 

Winifred E., 1895. 

Children of Samuel and JOANNA C. BaIRD: 
Clarice Janet, born 1875. 
Nellie, born 1877. 
Harry Earl, born 1879. 
Frank C, born 1886. Manied Hazel Sperry, 1907, Osceola, Iowa. 

Children of ELIZABETH BaIRD and Thomas Lomas: 

De Witt, E., born 1870. Married Minnie L. McNaughton, 1893, Valisca, Iowa. 

Willis, 1872. Graduate Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1896. Married Alice 
B. Calvin. 

Ida E., 1874. Married E. Merrill Bowers, 1899. 

Frank B., 1877. Married Mary Farnsworth, Cresco, Iowa. 

Minnette J., 1879. Married Lieut. George S. Simonds, 1903. Died 1904. 



144 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Mary J. Baird and Albert N. White: 

Clarissa, born 1873. Married Henry A. Busse, 1899. 

Edith Anna, 1875. Married Charles G. Quinn, 1895, at Decatur, Neb. 

Jason Baird, 1878. Married Clara Woodrich, 1905. Graduate in law, De- 
catur, Neb. 

Jessie Sarah, 1882. 

Children of William George and MARGARET BaIRD: 
James Wesley, 1882. Married Anna M. Wright, 1907. 
William G. 
Daughter, 1 886. 
William Lockhart, 1887. 
Samuel Vernon, 1889-1892. 
Austin Joseph, 1892. 
Leslie Eaton, 1895. 

Children of Stephen Austin and Ellen W. L. BaIRD, Waukesha, 
Wis.: 

Robert Leadley. born 1886. Married Daisy Doloris Beals. Children: Janet J. 
and Ellen Louise. 

Twin daughters, 1889. 

Arthur Stephen, 1893-1898. 

Children of JOHN A. and MaRY PAYNE BaIRD, of Cogsdell, N. D.: 
Hattie. 
Charles T. 
George. 
Frank. 
Ray. 

James G. 
Grace. 
Delia. 

Children of THOMAS J. and ELLEN P. BaIRD, Menar, Wis. * 
Jennie. Married Ora Coats. Children: Kenneth, lone, and Idabel. 
Albert J. 

Jessie. Married George Casperson. 
Agnes. 
Annie. 
Mary. 
Estella. 
Helen Irene. 

Children of Eliza BaIRD and William Thomas: 

Frank. 
William O. 
Charles H. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 145 

Children of ISABELLA BaIRD and Ambrose Raymond: 
Nettie. 
Claude. 
Delia. 

Mable Orton. 
Lomie. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 
Children of Clarissa White and Henry A. Busse: 

Albert Henry, born 1900. 
Fredric Bryan, 1904. 
Agnes Raymacher, 1905. 
Mary Baird, 1907. 
Jessie White, 1909. 

Children of Edith A. White and Charles G. Quinn: 
Ivan White, born 1899. 
Vale Marion, 1902. 

Children of JASON and CLARA WHITE BaIRD: 
Paul, born 1905. 
Clara, 1908-1909. 

Note. — This line is further traced by Jennie M. Baird, Osceola, Iowa. 

GROUP 15— John. 

John Beard of Ireland married MARY BaIRD of Scotland. John 
served in the Revolution and „was killed. They had one son: 

FIRST GENERATION. 

John Beard, who was reared by Mary's people. The name is spelled both 
Beard and Baird by the descendants. (One record says John lived at Cham- 
bersburg, Pa.) 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Children of John Beard, Jr. : 

Agnes. Married Mr. Wilson. 

John. Married Miss Duncan. 

Thomas, born 1778; died 1864. Married Martha McKee. 

Hugh. Married, first, Miss Clemens. 

Martha. Married Mr. Wilcox. 

Elizabeth (Betsy). Married Mr. McCombs. 

Polly. Married Mr. Baird (not certain). 

Peggy. Married Mr. Vaneman. 

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146 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

John settled first in Franklin County, Pa., later moving to Bedford County, 
part of which is now Westmoreland County. From there John moved to 
Youngstown, Ohio, and settled on a farm west of there. This farm is 
now owned by Mrs. Foster, a great-granddaughter of John, granddaughter 
of Hugh. 

Hugh Baird married three times, and with his three wives is buried on the 
old farm near Youngstown. He had two sons, Utillis of Alleghany, Pa., 
Clemens, and a daughter Mrs. Alexander. 

Thomas came from Westmoreland County and purchased a tract of four hun- 
dred acres of land one mile west of where Clintonville, Venango County, 
now stands. This land was bought for $500 and is now owned by his 
grandsons, John and William. Thomas settled on this land about 1796. 
He was taken from the harvest field and walked to Erie to serve in the 
War of 1812, belonging to Captain McManigal's company. He was one 
of the pioneer justices of the peace. He married Martha, a sister of Judge 
Thomas McKee, who came with Thomas from Westmoreland County. 
They packed flour and salt over the mountains from Westmoreland on 
horseback. Thomas and Martha were buried on their farm, but several 
years later their remains were removed to the McKee Cemetery, Clintonville, 
Pa. 

The following data were given by another member of the family: 

Thomas Baird, or Beard, went from Franklin County (possibly 
Chambersburg) , to Venango County, Pennsylvania, about 1 796. He 
went to Washington County, Iowa, in 1 865 ; and he spent the rest of 
his life there, dying about 1905. He married Martha McKee. 

Children of Thomas and Martha McKee Baird: 

John (Beard), 1801-1866. Married Susan McKee. 

Susan, born 1803. Married John Van Dyke, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. 
Mary, born 1805. 

James, 1807-1864. Married Mary Kilpatrick. 
Elizabeth (Betsy), born 1809. Married John Coulter, M.D. 
Thomas, born 1811. Married Mary McKinley. 

William, born 1813. Married Sarah Parry. Went to West Virginia. 
Hugh (Baird), 1815-1903. Married Margaret Jones. He died at SaBdy Lake, 
Mercer County, Pa. 

Matilda, born 1819. Married Gibson Vincent. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of James and Mary K. Beard: 

Martha. Married John Vincent. 

Ann Eliza. 

Susan. Married Rev. J. M. Foster. 

Sarah Jane. Married Col. Porter Phipps. 

Mary. Married John A. Porter. 

John M. Married Mary Grace Hovis, Grove City, Pa. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 147 

William A. Married, first, Jennie Courtney, second, Susan Smith, Grove 
City, Pa. 

Children of WlLLIAM and Sarah P. BAIRD: 

Mary. Married Mr. Hammond. 

Belle. Married Platte Jenne. 

Maitie. Married E. S. Jenne. 

Elvira. Married V. B. Archer. 

Thomas. 

William. 

Note. — Thomas and William supposed to have gone to Virginia (possibly Kentucky). 

Children of Elizabeth, or Betsy, Beard and Dr. John Coulter: 

Cyrus. Married Lizzie Creasy. 
Adelina. Married Thomas J. Eakin. 
Mattie, of Kinnerdale, Pa. 

Children of Thomas and Mary McKinley Beard: 

James M. Married Lizzie Maughlin, who lives in Mineola, Kans. 

Thomas Jefferson. Married Agnes M. Wright. He died in Washington 
County, Iowa, 1902. She died in Monmouth, 111. 

Cyrus. Married, first, Narcissus Wilson; second, Frances B. Burkhead. He 
is judge of the Supreme Court of Wyoming, his home being in Cheyenne. 

Calvin A. Married Eliza A. Riddle. 

Children of Hugh and Margaret J. BAIRD: 

Martha. Married Hugh McCullough. 
Mary. Married Emile Thorne. 
Matilda. 

r 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of Martha Beard and John Vincent: 

Hattie. 

William. Married Nannie Snyder. Issue: Mary, Wilder, Rose, Porter, 
Charles, Ernest. 

Gibson. Married Hallie Atwell. 

Children of Susan Beard and Rev. J. M. Foster: 

Henry (Rev.). Married Laura Scott. Issue: Ernest, Wendell, Utillis, Nor- 
man, Mary. 
James. 

Children of Sarah Jane Beard and Col. Porter Phipps: 

Lyman. Married Vera McKoon. Issue: Grace. 

Mary. 

Robert. Married Vinie Vanderliss. Issue: Three children 

John. 



148 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Eva. Married Harry Lewis. Issue: Sarah, Elizabeth. 
Grace. Married Fred Boyce. Issue: Fredrick. Robert. 

Children of Mary Beard and John A. Porter: 

James. Married Mae Eakin. Issue: Mary Elizabeth, Harold. 

Arthur. 

John. Married Hannah Cross. Issue: Victor. 

Fred. Married Mina Kollmeyer. 

Ada. Married Denton Blair. Issue: Fredrick, Jean Louise. 

Utillis. Married Grace Harris. Issue: Jackson. 

Ella. Married William Ward. Issue: Helen, Josephine. 

Anna. 

Children of John M. and Mary Grace H. Baird: 

Susan May, 1874. Married James Chambers, 1908. Issue: Herbert, Vivian, 
Clyde, John, Florence. 

David Edwin, M.D., 1876. Married Alice Whitney. Issue: Donald, Ruth, 

David. 
Frank Pierce, 1880. Married Bessie Baines, 1908. Issue: John, Laurence, 

Frances. 
Almeda Florence, 1881. Married Edward E. C. Howe (Rev.), 1914. Issue: 

Almeda; died at Presbyterian Mission, Canton, China, 1915. 

Jesse Hays, 1889. Married Sue Bragstad, 1917. 

Clarence. Married Mary Atwell, 1909-1915. Issue: Robert, who died in 
infancy. 

Children of WlLLIAM A. Beard and first or second wife: 

Winifried, 1890. Married James Riggles, 1915. Issue: James B., born 1916. 

Mary Courtney, 1893. Married Ross M. Archer, 1915. 

Leonard, 1891. Commissioned in Company M, Sixteenth Regiment, National 
Guard, Pennsylvania, second lieutenant, 1917, in the World War. 

Lillian Francis, 1898. Married James Harold, 1901. 

William Harold. 

Children of Mary Baird and — Hammond: 

Vida. 

Children of MaTTIE BaIRD and E. S. Jenne: 
Forest. 

Children of ELVIRA BaIRD and V. B. Archer: 

Zaliema A. 

Children of Cyrus and Lizzie C. Coulter: 
John. 

Children of Adalina Coulter and Thomas J. Eakin: 
Howard. 
Charles. 



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Mae. Married James Porter. Issue: Mary Elizabeth, Harold. 

Sarah. 

Martha. 

Marshall. 

Harold. 

Don. 

Children of James M. and LlZZIE MAUGHLIN BEARD: 

Stella A. Married George Shaffer. Issue: Edward. 

Etta. Married Nathaniel Smiley. Issue: Alfred, George, Blanch, Mary. 

Frank. Married Anna Smiley. 

Thomas. Married Lenora Wilson. Issue: Everetta, Clyde. 

Mabel. Married Mr. Ward. Issue: Geraldine. 

Roy C. Married Bessie Hall. Issue: Evaline. 

John. Married Alice McKissick. 

William. Married Iva . Issue: Pauline, Keith. 

Children of THOMAS J. and AGNES M. W. BEARD: 

Eva. Married Alvah Hamilton Hewitt. Issue: Halbert B., Amy A., Alice H., 

Morning Sun, Iowa. 
Nellie Alice. Married Harry A. White. Issue: Edward, Harry H., Max M., 

Frederic A., Leland C, Helen G., Paul C. 

Elmer. 

Mary Gertrude. 

William Homer. Married Lina Graham, Ainsworth, Iowa. 

Children of Cyrus and first wife, NARCISSA W. BEARD: 

Mary Olive. Married Wynn Wallace Pefiey. Issue: Wallace B. 
Laurena Leon. 
Clarence Cleon. 

Children of CYRUS and second wife, FRANCES B. BEARD: 
Clara E. Married George Daiber. Issue: George. 
Arthur Ambrose. 

Children of CALVIN and ELIZA R. BeARD: 
William Cloyce, Washington, Iowa. 

Children of MARTHA BaIRD and Hugh McCullough: 
Ella. Married Harry Paishall. 
Maggie. 
Marshall. 
Edward. 

Children of Mary BaIRD and Emile Thorne: 

Nora. Married Charles Wood. 

Jessie. 

Winifrid. 



150 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

On October 18 (year not given) there was a celebration of the one hundredth 
anniversary of the settlement of Thomas Baird at Clintonville, Pa. (this being a 
part of the original five-hundred-acre tract). He settled there in 1796. About 
four hundred assembled. Mr. H. C. Foster, of New Bedford, Pa., was historian. 
The following were among those present: J. M. Foster, of Sandy Lake; Porter 
Phipps, of Kennerdell; Mrs. Jennie Baird, Clintonville; J. K. Vincent, Harris- 
ville; C. R. Coulter, Kennerdell; Wm. Cross, Kennerdell; Perry McFadden, 
Kennerdell; Findley, Surrena, Necterine; J. M. Baird, Clintonville; S. Thorn, 
Clintonville; S. R. Porter, Clintonville; George McKinley, Polk; Mrs. Katie 
Ghost, Kennerdell; Mrs. Elizabeth Coulter, Kennerdell; Mrs. Margaret Yard, 
Clintonville; Mrs. Eliza Eakin, Clintonville; Miss Maggie Kilpatrick, Clintonville; 
all of Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Mary Thorn, Youngstown, Ohio. 

GROUP 1 6— William. 

William Beard married Eleanor Lyons in North of Ireland. They 
came to America in 1 782, settling in Nelson County, Kentucky. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of William and Eleanor Beard: 

Alexander, born in Ireland. Married Mary McKinley. 

William, born in Ireland. Married Elizabeth Caruthers. 

Nellie (Eleanor), born in Ireland, 1806. Married Morris Littlejohn. 

Stephen, 1782-1839, born on the ocean. Married, first, Rebecca Park, widow 

of Mr. Boyle; second, Sarah McDonald Pierson (1804), widow of Dr. 

John Pierson. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of Alexander and Mary McK. Beard: 

John. Married, first, Rebecca Nicols; second, Kittie Dunbar. 

George. Married Eleanor (Nellie) Wise (his cousin). 

James. Married Margaret Johnson. 

Eleanor. Married William McCrocklin, Spencer County, Kentucky. 

Elizabeth. Married Newman Wells. Lived in Indiana. 

Children of William and Elizabeth C. Beard: 

John L. Married Juda Francis Wells (his cousin), called "Dank." 
Stephen. Married, first, Asenath Evans; second, Elizabeth Wells (sister of 

Juda). 
James. Married Mary Justice. 

Alexander. Married Nancy Jane Miller (widow of Mr. Moore). 
William. Married Polly Dunbar. (Polly married Felix Beard, son of Stephen.) 
Nancy. Married Edwin Roll. 
Jane. Unmarried. 
Nellie. Married McKinley. 



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Children of Eleanor Beard and Morris Littlejohn, who settled in Nelson 
County, Kentucky, later moving near Youngstown, Ind. 

Elizabeth. 
William. 
Stephen. 
Alexander. 

Children of Stephen and, first, Rebecca P. Beard. 

Granbury, 1 806. 

Felix, born 1808. Married Polly Dunbar Beard, widow of his cousin William. 

George Parke. Died, aged 19, in 1828. 

Caroline. 

Rebecca Eleanor, born 1812. Died aged 16. 

Sarah Jane. Married George Sloan, Nelson County. Moved to Louisville, Ky. 

Issue : Four children. 
Stephen Culbertson. Married, first, ; second, Sarah E. Mannakee 

(widow of Abel Crawford). Issue: One child. 

Children of Stephen and Sarah McD. P. Beard, his second wife. 
Eliza McDonald. Married Dr. Samuel M. Wright. Issue: One child. 
James. 

Mary Woods. Married Mr. Carothers in Kentucky. Issue: One child. 
Joshua. 
Fanny. 
John Pierson. Married, first, Louise Smith; second, Alice Haywood. Issue: 

One child. . 
Ludwell McKay. Married, first, Debora Blount (two children) ; second, Ann 

Blount; third, Sarah Schmidt (widow of Peterson). 

Martha Ann Hazeltine. Married Henry F. Blount. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of John and, first, REBECCA NlCOLS BEARD. 

Mary (Polly). 

Isabel. Married Daniel Wise (her cousin). 

Kittie. Married Henry Scott. 

Alexander. Married, first, Miss Payne; second, Rachel Wilson. 

James. Married, first, Heady Beard; second, Rapella Cook, Pitts Point, Ky. 

George. Married Miss Guthrie. 

John H. Unmarried. 

Children of John and, second, KlTTIE D. BEARD, who lived at Tay- 
lorsville, Spencer County, Ky. John was drowned while crossing 
Salt River. 

William Perry. Married Arzula Z. Buckner. Died at Hutchinson, Kans. 
Stephen Thomas. Married Margaret Gillerland, Fishersville, Ky. 



152 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Charles Wickliff. Married M. F. Beauchamp. Both died in 1865. 

Rebecca Ann. Married James Thomas Reid. 

Nancy Jane. Married A. L. Buckner, Taylorsville, Ky. 

Andrew T. Unmarried. 

Johnson. Killed by a cousin, McCrocklin. 

Thompson. 

Children of GEORGE and NELLIE W. BEARD. 
Isabel (11a). 
Alexander. 
Daniel. 
James. 
Nancy E. 
Susan. 
John. 

Children of James and MARGARET J. BEARD. 

Elizabeth (Betty). Married Thomas Martin. 

Alexander, Jr. Married Frances Stallard. 

Mary. Married Samuel Smith. 

Mildred. Married John Stone, of Kansas. 

Stephen M. Married Elizabeth Thomas. 

John. 

Isabel. Married, first, Thomas King; second, William Swearinger. 

Johnson D. (M.D.). Married Emily West. 

Maria. Married John Crutcher. 

James P. Married Emarine Heady. 

Children of FELIX and POLLY B. BEARD, 

Sarah. Married Nelson St. Clair, Youngstown, Ind. Issue: Four children. 

John. Married Minerva Heady, Indianapolis, Ind. 

William. Unmarried. 

Rebecca. Unmarried. 

Stephen. Unmarried. 

James. Died in Civil War. 

Parke. Married Belle Wells. 

Children of Sarah Jane Beard and George Sloan. 

Irene. 
Alice. 
Bland. 
Ella. 

Nannie. Married Sloan (a cousin), Lexington, Ky. 

Rebecca. 
Louis. 



SCOTCH-IRISH BAIRDS OF AMERICA 153 

Children of STEPHEN and, second, SARAH M. CRAWFORD BEARD. 
"Hammie." Served in U. S. Army. 
James Stephen. Lives in Bardstown, Ky. 

Children of Eliza McD. Beard and Samuel M. Wright, Terre 
Haute, Ind. 

Susan Mary (Mollie). Married Hubert Matherson. 
Chas. Henry. Died in infancy. 
Sallie B. Died in infancy. 
William C. Died in infancy. 
Martha B. Died in infancy. 

Nellie B. Married Ethan Edwin Whitehead. They live in California. Issue: 
One son. 

Children of Ludwell McKay and DEBORA B. Beard, his first wife. 

Irene. Married Richard L. Dawes, Evansville. Issue: Charles and Alice. 
(Changed spelling of name to Baird.) 

Children of Ludwell McKay and Ann B. Beard, his second wife. 

John Blount. Unmarried. Evansville, Ind. 

Alice. Unmarried. Evansville, Ind. 

William. Unmarried. Evansville, Ind. 

Eliza. Died in infancy. 

Jennie. Died in infancy. 

Laura. Died in infancy. 

Herbert McD. Married Grace K. Kraft, Evansville, Ind. 

Children of Ludwell McKay and Mary S. P. BEARD, his third v/ife. 

Walter. Married Josephiner Kransen. 
Mary. Married John K. Brill. 
Nellie. Married Chas. S. Wigginton. 
Martha. Married Charles Bocke. 
Rose. Married Adolph C. Froelich. 
Anne. Died at age of 10. 

Children of MARTHA Ann H. BEARD and Henry F. Blount. 
Frederick Ripley. Married Isabel Nelson, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Rose McDonald. Married Samuel Nisbet, Evansville, Ind., 1878. 
Jessie. Died September, 1862, aged 6 months. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 
Children of William Perry and Arzula P. B. BEARD. 

William Charles Lafayette. Married Nettie E. Wilcox. Issue: One son. 

Arzula. Died at the age of 4. 

Johnson Dunbar, born 1859. Married Nettie E. Abbott. Issue: Two sons. 



154 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Lillie Vian. Married Charles Lee Fareman. Issue: Four children. 

Alonzo. Died at the age of 2. 

Alonzo Thomas. Married Bessie Downs. Issue: Three children. 

Children of Stephen Thomas and MARGARET G. BEARD. 

James Alexander. 

Kittie. Married J. Morry Wakefield, Shelbyville, Ky. 

Children of Rebecca Ann Beard and James T. Reid. She was 
married at 15. They lived till 1910, dying within two months 
of each other. 

Theo., died in infancy. 

John Thomas. Married Sallie Beard (or Baird). 

James B. 

Arzula. Married Mr. Crenshaw. Lives at Mt. Washington, Bullitt County, Ky. 

Nannie Kate. Married Mr. Cartwright. Lives in Louisville, Ky. 

Annie B. Unmarried. 

Aielie Belle. Married M. G. Boston, Jeffersontown, Ky., R. F. D. No. 15. 

Lillie. Married Mr. Hardman, Louisville, Ky. 

Willie Wickliff. Lives in Louisville, Ky. 

Lucy Jane. Married Mr. Casey. Lives in Indiana. 

Martye. Unmarried. 

Children of Nancy Jane Beard and A. L. Buckner. 
Alonzo C. 

Eleanor. Married Lee McCrocklin. 
Four other children. 

Children of Dr. Johnson D. and EMILY W. BEARD. 

Mary W. Unmarried. 

Thomas Stone. Married, first, Miss Wilson. Issue: Six children. Second, 
Annie Tidings, Louisville, Ky. 

Phillip J. (Judge). Married Miss Bryant, Shelbyville, Ky. Issue: Four 
children. 

Mattie Gregsby. Married Rev. Henry C. Morehead, Sidous, Miss. 

Emily West. Married George S. Scearce, Shelbyville, Ky. Issue: Four 
children. 

James W. Unmarried. 

Nellie Littlejohn. Married Edward Stout, Garden City, Kans., First Baptist 
Church. 

Edna. Married Sidney Taylor, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Children of James P. and ELEANOR H. BEARD. 

Morrison H. Married Miss Hall, Lexington, Ky. 
Laura B. Married Alexander A. Beard, son of A. P. Beard. 
Edwin H. Unmarried. Lives in New Orleans, La. 
Charles H. (Dr.). Married Miss Clark. Chicago, 111. 



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James H. Unmarried. 

Julia C. 

Mary W. 

Lena. Married Thomas Burnett, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Ruth. Married R. O. Cochran. 

Grace. Married R. T. Waters. 

(Ruth and Grace were twins.) 
Shirley. Married. Lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children of Rose McD. Blount and Samuel B. Nisbjet. 

Aimee B., born 1879. Married Alfred E. Curtenius. 

George B., born 1881. Died in infancy. 

McDonald Baird, born 1884. Married Helen Dickinson, 1915. 



CHAPTER V. SCOTCH BAIRDS. 

The first Baird whose name appears in New Jersey was James, 
one of the adherents of the Church of Scotland, who was banished to 
New Jersey in America July 19, 1684. He was mentioned in "Cloud 
of Witnesses," New Jersey. 

A probable brother of James was William, who settled at Mans- 
field, Burlington County, in 1 690, with his wife, Katherine. 

James may have been father or brother of John, of Monmouth, 
who came from Scotland the year before. 

Alexander, of Bushwick, Kings County, N. Y., may have been 
another brother, as the tradition at Griggstown was "three brothers 
came over and one settled in New York." 

"ALEXANDER BAIRD, sixth son of Sir Robert of Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, came to New York, 1 695 ; left large family in Washington, 
Pennsylvania, and New York. His brother, William, made Baronet 
of Nova Scotia the same year." Sir Robert of Saughton Hall was 
the youngest son of James. — (An old record.) 

According to Burke, it was his brother, James, who was created 
baronet in 1695. His brother, William, was a merchant and one of 
the bailies of Edinburgh. 

Thomas came over to Virginia, 1635 (16 years old), supposedly 
from England. 

The James, of Carlisle, Pa., who married Jane Wilson, may have 
been a descendant of one of these. 

Robert, who died in St. Mary County, Maryland, in 1 683, had 
a brother, Christopher, to whose son he left "Beard's Choice," if he 
came into Maryland within a certain time. 

There was a George, son of Thomas, living in 1 704, who was a 
nephew of Robert, who died in Maryland in 1 683. This makes it 
likely that Robert Christopher and Thomas were brothers of Alexander, 
as William, grandson of Alexander, had a son, Christopher. 

GROUP I. 

Marriages. 

From Dulch Church, N. Y., 1700, pages 92. 1639, 1801 (translated). 

Alexander Baird. Young man out of Scotland, obtained license April 23rd; 
married 24th, Magdalena Van Vleek, widow of Henry Kip. Both live here. 

[To have license instead of reading the bans was a mark of gentility.] 



SCOTCH BAIRDS 157 

WILLS. 

Abstract of iVills, Vol. 14, page 42, N. Y., 1730-1744. 

November 8th, 1740. I, Master Alexander Baird (of Bushwick, in Kings 
County on Long Island), Esq., leave to Mary Baird, formerly the widow of my 
son, Robert, and now wife of "Cornelis Van Kmgland" (Dutch for Cornel of 
England), £30. Whereas, my son, William, has not behaved and conducted himself 
toward his parents as he ought to have done, and for divers other causes best known 
to us, nevertheless, that shall not want bread with God's blessing attending him during 
his own lifetime, I gave him the use of all my plantation or farm lying in Somerset 
County, N. Y., for life, and then to his children; and he shall pay to my wife, his 
mother, £12 yearly. I leave to my beloved wife, Magdalena, all my estate in Bush- 
wick, real and personal, and make her sole executor, free of all claims from my 
son William, etc. Proved March 28th, 1741." 

[The fact that he calls himself "INlaster" indicated, at that time, good birth.] 

ALEXANDER BaIRD, of Bushwick, Kings County, N. Y., married 
Magdalena Van Vleek, widow of Hendrik Kip, April 24, 1700. 
Children : 

William, baptized April 12, 1704. Property in Somerset, N. J. Married Elsa 

Van Cleef. 
Robert, baptized November 3, 1706. Married Mary, who afterwards married 

Mr. Cornel. 
Mary. 

This Alexander lived at Bushwick, Kings County, Long Island, 
N. Y, His will was made November 8, 1 740; probated 1 741 . 

At the time of his marriage, ALEXANDER BaIRD is spoken of as 
a lawyer of Newton, Long Island, who married a daughter of Isaac 
Van Vleek and Cornelia Beekman. 

Magdalena Van Vleek was a granddaughter of William Beek- 
man of New York, from whom she obtained a lot in Pearl Street. He 
was deputy mayor of New York City until 1 68 1 , and was the owner 
of a farm north and south of the present Beekman Street and extend- 
ing from Nassau Street to the East River. William Street was also 
called for him. 

To this branch belongs the accompanying coat of 
arms copied from an old silver tankard brought from 
Scotland, now in the family of J. H. Baird, Griggs- 
baird town, N. J., and Amsterdam, N. Y. 




COAT OF ARMS 



SECOND GENERATION. 



Children of WlLLIAM (born 1 704, died 1 793) and Elsa Van- 
Cleef BaIRD. (Born in Somerset County, New Jersey, so old 
record says) : 



158 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Alexander, born 1731. Married Elizabeth Ellis, 1746. 

Magdalen, born 1733: died 1793. 

Benjamin, born 1734; died 1777. Lieutenant-Colonel and Major, receiving 

his promotion on his deathbed. 
Elizabeth, born 1735. 
Cathrine, born 1739. 
Robert, born 1741. 
William, born 1742. Served as Captain and First Major of Second Battalion, 

Somerset, New Jersey, militia. Married, first, Hannah Scott; second, Catlina 

Hoagland, possibly at Griggstown. 

Henrietta, born 1744. 

Ellen, born 1749. 

John (Major), born 1755; died 1834. Married Cathrine Duboise, 1779. She 

died in 1 837. 

[Old Kent, Md., record says one of these Williams tested guns in Frederick 
County, 1776.] 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of ALEXANDER and ELIZABETH E. BAIRD: 
Francis, 1 747. 
Mary, 1749. 
Cathrine, 1751. 
Alexander, 1753. 
Ann, 1754. 
Ann, 1756. 

Alfred and Arthur, twins, born 1758. 
Elizabeth, 1760. 

Sarah and Rebecca, twins, born 1764. Rebecca married Mr. Hansard. 
Ann, 1766. 

Children of JOHN and CaTHRINE DuBOISE BaIRD: 
Elsa, born 1779. Married George Kershaw. 
Abram D., born 1781. Married Sarah Morgan, 1808. 
William, born 1783. 

Jane, born 1785. Married Mr. Cooper. Jerseyville, 111. Issue: Thomas Abram. 
Magdalen, born 1790. Married Johannes Nevins. Issue: William and Ida. 

Cathrine, Sarah, Garett V., Elsie. 
Margaret, born 1793; died 1877. Married Jeremiah Van Liere, Jerseyville, III. 

Issue: Cathrine, Fred, Benjamin B., and John. 
Nicholas D., born 1797. Married Miss Creed. Issue: Henry C, John W. and 

Mary, of Bound Brook. 
John, born 1799; died 1834. Son, S. Dubois Baird, Westerville, 111. 
Isaac, born 1802; died 1873. Married Martha Gay lord. Issue: Mary, who 

married Barzilla Thatcher, lived in Jerseyville, 111. (One record says his 

wife was Martha Cross.) 
Benjamin, born 1804; died 1892. Married 1829 Susan Post, born 1808. 



SCOTCH BAIRDS 159 

Children of William (bom 1742) and Hannah Scott Baird, 
his first wife (married 1771): 

Alexander, died 1773. 

Children of WlLLIAM and Catlina HoAGLAND BAIRD, his second 
wife (married 1775): 

William, born 1776. 

Christopher, born 1777. Issue: A son, Robert C. (Mrs. J. Sterling Sill, Water- 
town, New York, is a granddaughter.) 

Hannah, born 1779. 
William, 1781. 
Sarah, 1 783. 

Elsa, 1785. Possibly married Mr. Ely, of Lakewood, N. J. 
Benjamin, 1786. Married Elinor Miller, born 1798, Glen, Montgomery County, 
N. Y. 

Abram Scott, 1788. Possibly married Sarah Kendall, February 17, . 

Robert, 1793. 

All born in New Jersey. William moved to Glen, or Charleston, 
Montgomery County, N. Y., in 1796; died 1830. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of ABRAM and Sarah M. BAIRD: 

William, born 1810. Married Jane Voorhees. Issue: Five children. 

John, 181-1. 

Margaret W.. 1812. Married Mr. Herder. 

Cathrine Ann, 1815; died ,1890. Married Henry Wilson (Major of Home 

Guards). 
Elizabeth, 1816. Married James Brokaw, of Harlingin, N. J. 
Alice, 1818. Married Mr. Clark Christopher. 
Andrew M., 1820. Married twice. Issue: Six children. 
Nicholas D., 1821. Married Jane Kershaw. Issue: Two children. 
Jane, 1823. Married John Wycoff, of Griggstown, N. J. 

Mary S., 1827. Married Henry Brokaw. Daughter, Anna Maynard, Can- 
ton, 111. 

Abram Statts, born 1827. Went to Ohio. A son, Duboise, lives in Wester- 
velt, Ohio. 

Susan L., 1828. Married Mr. Whitenack. 

Rebecca 1830; died 1914. Married, first, Peter Voorhees, Millstone, N. J.; 
second, Israel Higgins. 



Children of BENJAMIN and Susan BAIRD (Susan died 1878) 

Abraham Statts, born 1829; died 16 
Five children. 

Cathrine P., born 1832; died 1839. 



Abraham Statts, born 1829; died 1886. Married Mary L. Pope, 1859. Issue: 
Five children. 



160 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Cornelia Beekman, born 1834; died 1855. Married Alexander Hoagland, 
1854, of Ten Mile Run. Moved to Jerseyville, 111. 

Isaac, born 1836; died 1862. Unmarried. Soldier in Civil War. First Regi- 
ment, New Jersey Volunteers. Served in Army of the Potomac. 
Cathrine, born 1839; died 1842. 
Martha G., born 1842; died 1870. 

Emily, born 1845; died 1902. Married John S. Tunis in 1873. Issue: Two 
children. 

Mary, born 1848. Married William B. Wilson, of Neshanic, in 1877. 

Theodore Frelingheuysen, born 1853; died 1881. Married Anna Pattibone, 

1877. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. Had son, Charles 

W. Baird, born 1878, Wood Haven, Long Island. 

This record given by Mrs. Mary Wilson, Princeton, N. J. (R. F. 
D. No. 1), a daughter of Benjamin, granddaughter of JOHN and 

Cathrine DuB. Baird, great-granddaughter William and Elsa 

Van Cleef Baird. William Wilson (her cousin) was a son of 
Mayor Henry Wilson. 

She says: "My grandfather, John Baird, had some brothers 
that I have heard my father speak of — an Alexander and Robert. My 
grandfather was a Major in the Revolutionary War. I have heard 
he had three brothers (all officers), and one received his commission 
on his death-bed." 

Children of BENJAMIN and ELEANOR M. BaiRD: 

William, born 1818. Issue: Mary, Ella, Hepzibah, and William Hoagland. 
Jacob, 1822. 
Dorothy, 1827. 

Benjamin, 1838. The last of his father's family, who wrote the letter giving 
this copy of old record and coat of arms. He married Elizabeth VanHorn, 
1857. 

[One, Esther, daughter of Major William of Hagerstown, married Joseph Little, 
of Maryland.— F. B. C] 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of CaTHRINE Ann BaIRD and Henry Wilson (Mayor) : 
Aletha Ann. Married Levi Stout, Titusville, N. J. Issue: Four children. 

Abram Dubouse. Married Frances Gorle. He died in 1902. Issue: Two 

daughters. 
Jacob Van Arsdale. Married Carrie Smith. Issue: Two daughters. 
William, 1848-1910. Married Mary Baird, daughter of Benjamin Baird. 

Children of ELIZABETH BaIRD and James Brokaw: 

Alice. Unmarried. 

Belle. Married Mr. Apgar. 

Children of ALICE BaIRD and Mr. Christopher: 
Thomas. Served in Civil War. 



SCOTCH BAIRDS 161 

Sarah. Married Rev. J. O. Van Fleet, West Albany, N. Y. Issue: Three 

children. 
Mary. 

Mattie. Married Mr. Beach, Montville, N. J., a Princeton graduate of , 

N. Y. 

Children of REBECCA Baird and Peter Voorhees, Millstone, N. J.: 

Abram N. 

Wilson. 

Maggie. 

Children of Mary Baird and William Baird Wilson. She says her 
ancestors fought with their Bibles under their arms. Lived at Ten 
Mile Run near Neshanic, N. J.: 

Henry Alexander, born 1881. Married Althea May Gibson. 

Cornelia Baird, born 1884. 

Virginia, born 1890. Married Roderic McLean Vandivert. 

James. 

Edward. 

Emily. 

Magdalen. 

William. 

Allen. 

Children of BENJAMIN and ELIZABETH V. H. BaIRD: 
Addie, born 1860. 
Peter V., 1862. 
Ella, 1863. 
B. Franklin, 1872. 
Edith, 1879. 
Elizabeth, died 1902. 
All live in vicinity of Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Garret V. Baird was son of one of these Williams of Millstone, 
N. J. He had a sister, Hattie Van Buskirk. 

Record of Burials. 

Port Jervis Cemetery, Orange County, N. Y. 
In one lot: 

Jesse H. Baird, 1834-1911. 
Charles W. Baird, 1875-1879. 

(Above names on fine monument and four footstones, marked: "Father, 
"C. W.," and two with no marks.) 
In other lot: 

Abraham D. Baird, Mch. 8, 1819-Sept. 4, 1883. 

11 



162 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Margaret Baird, Dec. 17, 1815-ApI. 4, 1891. 

George E. Baird, Mch. 17, 1866-May 15, 1881. 

Ira H. Baird, Dec. 12, 1845-Dec. 24, 1909. 

David S. Baird, Aug. 22, 1853-Apl. 18, 1890. 

[These names probably belong to this line, though the Frances Bairds of Warwick, 
N. Y., might be buried there, or the descendants of Robert of Yonkers. — F. B. C.] 

GROUP 2— James. 

James BAIRD, noncommissioned officer in the Revolutionary Army, 
lived at Carlisle, where his children were born. He was with General 
Harmon during Indian troubles in 1 789-90 ; was killed in action at 
Fort Wayne, September 1 , 1 790. He married Jane, daughter of 
Thomas Wilson and Lady Alice Murray, of Ireland. Lady Alice's 
father opposed her marriage and disowned her. They came to America 
and settled at Wilson's Mount (now Pennsylvania Township, near 
Piquea). Their children were James, Jr., Jonathan, William, and two 
daughters. William died unmarried at Buffalo, N. Y. Jonathan 
moved to Ohio. James married at Path Valley, Pa., 1 794, and 
moved to Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh), thence to Erie, Pa. In 1796 
back to Pittsburgh; 1809 to St. Louis, Mo. 

Two daughters married steamboatmen. 

In 1812 James, Jr., organized a trading expedition to Mexico, 
known as the Baird, Chambers & McKnight Company. He was im- 
prisoned nine years; died on a later trip in El Paso, 1826. Jane 
Wilson died in 1859 in Louisville, Ky. Her oldest son had kept her 
records and diary. They were carelessly destroyed by one of the 
daughters. 

The Pioneer of Mexican Commerce. 

Being an Account of the Trials and Tribulations of James Baird, Who Blazed a 
Path for Progress Across the Mexican Border. 

"In these days when commercial intercourse between the United States and 
Mexico rests upon the firm foundation of mutual friendship and punctilious inter- 
national understanding, the divers difficulties with which the efforts of the early 
pioneer promoters of trade between the two nations were fraught, are almost 
forgotten. 

"Things have changed mightily during the half century everywhere — both in 
the United States and Mexico — but in no instance has the transformation been 
more remarkable and complete than in the attitude of commercial Mexico toward 
commercial United States. Mexico likes the things our manufacturers make, and 
her merchants like to buy them, because, thanks to the tariff, they can get them 
cheaper than can even the merchant in the country where they are made. But 
this agreeable state of affairs did not always exist. That it does now exist, the 
manufacturer owes an everlasting debt of gratitude to a jyoneer trader who blazed 
the way through a wilderness of hardships, and finally met his death for the sake 
of the cause, nearly a hundred years ago. 



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"This pioneer was James Baird, a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in 
the little town of Carlisle, that state, in July, 1767. He was a blacksmith by 
trede, and an explorer and exploiter by inclination. In his early manhood he 
lived at Fort Duquesne, where the boy, Colonel George Washington, as an 
emissary of the British General Braddock, in the year 1754, had two horses shot 
from under him and got four bullet holes through his coat and then came out 
unscathed in a heated brush with the French. There Baird became an intimate 
associate of Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, who afterwards made his name immortal by 
the discovery of the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains, which now bears his 
name. 

"In 1810, seven years after Thomas Jefferson bought hajf of that portion of 
the United States which now lies west of the Mississippi River from the French 
for the mere pittance of $15,000,000, thereby perpetrating the biggest real estate 
coup in history, Baird saw his opportunity in this new possession and moved 
to St. Louis, then a frontier trading post. Shortly after his arrival there he met 
Lieutenant Pike, who had just returned from an exploring jaunt into that section 
now geographically known as Louisiana and Arkansas. From his friend Pike 
Baird learned of wonderful opportunities for wealth that lay in trade with Mexico. 

"Just here it should be stated that Mexico was a Spanish province, New Spain 
it was called, and the mother nation, ambitious to reserve for and to herself 
whatever benefits that might arise from trade in her province, placed a stringent 
embargo upon trade with the United States. About this time, however, a revolu- 
tion was in progress in Mexico, with the priest and scholar, Hidalgo, at its head, 
one of the results of which, it was anticipated, would be the removal of this 
embargo. Although the revolution failed, for the time being, and the priest, 
Hidalgo, was executed, word reached St. Louis that it had been successful, and 
in accordance with this information, Baird forthwith organized a trading expedition 
to invade Mexico. With a great train of pack mules laden with merchandise to 
the value of at least $100,000, and a band of a dozen assistants, helpers and an 
interpreter, Baird left St. Louis late in April, 1812, following the course of the 
Missouri River to about where Kansas City now stands, then turning in a south- 
westerly direction, marked out a route which, in later years, became widely known 
as 'The Santa Fe Trail.* Santa'Fe, the oldest Spanish town in what was then 
North Mexico, was the destination. In due course of time, having mastered the 
many hardships of the thousand-mile pilgrimage, the expedition reached Santa Fe 
safely. 

"Baird and his friends were well acquainted with that condition of things 
which, under Spanish rule, would have made their open and uncovered entry into 
a Spanish province almost impossible, or a dare-devil play with fate, at least. 
They knew that Spanish laws prohibited the entrance of all foreigners, English, 
French, as well as Americans, on any pretense. But they were laboring under 
the impression that the revolution had been successful, and that these obstacles had 
all been removed. Therefore their surprise can be imagined when, promptly upon 
their arrival at Santa Fe, they were seized as spies, thrown into prison and their 
rich cargo confiscated. Baird, together with two of his companions, Samuel 
Chambers of Pennsylvania and Robert McKnight of New Orleans, were shortly 
removed to Chihuahua, Mexico, where they were incarcerated in solitary confine- 
ment in an old cathedral, which had been improvised to serve as a prison by the 
Spanish oppressors. Peter Baum, of Kentucky, was shot at Sante Fe. Of the 
others the record is silent, but inasmuch as they were never heard of again, it is 
reasonable to suppose that they shared the fate of Baum. 

"In due course of time, the ill fortune of Baird's expedition reached the ears 
of his friends at St. Louis. Through the Federal government at Washington tre- 
mendous pressure was shortly brought to bear upon Spain to secure the release of 



164 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

the captives. But the mills of government authority and prerogative, both republican 
and monarchical, then as now, ground slowly. 

"In 1817, John Scott, delegate to Congress from Missouri Territory, submitted 
a report of the incident to John Quincy Adams, then Secretary of State, praying 
for Federal intervention in behalf of Baird and his followers. Secretary Adams 
laid the matter before the Spanish ambassador at Washington, Luis de Onis, and 
asked that urgent steps be taken to liberate Baird and his men, who he charged 
had been unlawfully imprisoned. The individual last named leisurely communi- 
cated with his majesty's government, who, in turn, leisurely referred the question 
to the Viceroy of New Spain, the head of government in Mexico. A year went 
by and no action was taken by the Spanish government. Baird's friends waxed 
wroth at the delay, and in consequence thereof, in April, 1818, a resolution was 
offered and passed in the House of Representatives, asking information of the 
authorities on the subject. This resolution brought forth a special message to 
Congress from James Monroe, then President of the United States, in which the 
progress of the case up to that time was reviewed. The message contained copies 
of all the numerous communications that had passed between the two governments 
bearing on the matter. The report was evidently not to the liking of Congress, 
for it was laid upon the table without action or comment. It failed to show any 
satisfactory progress, such as the resolution had contemplated. 

"Meantime things politically in Mexico were in a state of fermentation. Hidalgo, 
the moving spirit of the previous revolution, was a Catholic priest. When he had 
been executed, Spain called a new junta which passed certain laws unfavorable 
to the revolutionists, and made sweeping changes in things that concerned the priest- 
hood. This caused the church to side with the revolutionists. Then came a second 
revolution, and the Mexicans were victorious. An empire was formed and General 
Iturbide, a patriot, was made emperor. 

"Iturbide doubtless thought it would be to his interest to 'stand in' with that 
rapidly-growing nation that bordered his land on the north, and promptly, in re- 
sponse to representations, in 1821 released Baird and his two companions from 
the old cathedral at Chihuahua, where they had been rigorously confined for 
nine years. 

"Immediately upon their release, Baird's two companions. Chambers and Mc- 
Knight, set out for the United States. McKnight was killed by Indians while 
crossing the Arkansas River in what is now western Kansas. Chambers made 
good his escape and finally reached St. Louis. 

"Baird, hardy explorer that he was, desired to familiarize himself with condi- 
tions in Mexico, and remained there for that purpose several months after libera- 
tion. He eventually returned to St. Louis, making the long and dangerous journey 
by himself. 

"When Baird arrived at St. Louis he learned that, fearing an uprising among 
the Indians at the outbreak of the War of 1812, his family, with the exception 
of one son, had returned to Pittsburgh, whither he hastened to join them. The 
trade outlook in Mexico so impressed him with its roseate possibilities that he soon 
returned to St. Louis, and in conjunction with Chambers, who, with himself, was 
the sole survivor of the former ill-fated venture, organized another expedition. 

"This second expedition left St. Louis in the fall of 1822, and followed prac- 
tically the same course as before. A few weeks later, while it was attempting to 
ford the Arkansas River in the throes of an awful blizzard, all of the animals, 
horses, oxen and all, were lost, and Baird and his followers were compelled to 
winter on an island in the river. 

"Next spring the expedition proceeded and finally reached Mexico. The entire 
slock of merchandise, valued at probably $150,000, was sold and the traders set 
out for home in the winter of 1826. The winter was a severe one, and Baird, 



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his rugged frame and indomitable will breaking under the terrible strain, sickened 
and died. But he had lived to witness the successful culmination of the first trading 
expedition from the United States to Mexico. News of his death did not reach 
his family until two years later. 

Band's son and namesake, who did not accompany the family when it returned 
to Pittsburgh a', the outbreak of '.he War of 1812, became a member of Stephen F. 
Austin's colony, which came to Texas in 1821. This son was a soldier in the 
Texas army in the War for Texas Independence, and afterwards sheriff of Fort 
Bend County, Texas, for two terms. 

"Captain James B. Thompson, now an honored citizen of Corpus Christi, Texas, 
is a grandson of Baird, the trader. It is to him that the writer is indebted for the 
interesting account of the career of his illustrious progenitor, the pathfinder of Amer- 
ican commercial progress in Mexico." — (_Culf Coast Line Magazine.) 

The tradition of this family, as given by J. W. Baird, of Louis- 
ville, Ky., in 1909, is this: 

(J. W. Baird, who wrote the letter, was a grandson of James the trader.) 

"We have always thought that our ancestor was one Alexander Baird, who came 
to New Amsterdam in 1695, and whose father was Sir Robert Baird, a merchant in 
Edinburgh, Scotland. There are many Bairds in New York who claim the same 
ancestor. Our connection with Ireland came through Jane Wilson, daughter of 
Thomas Wilson, Yeoman, and Lady Alice Murry. They were married in Ireland 
in 1 764 and came to Pennsylvania in 1 767, being the first settlers in Pitt (now 
Penn) Township, where some of his descendants still live. 

'General Harmer was the officer in command of a division of the army of 
St. Clair. In the action at Fort Wayne, September, 1790, James Baird's father, 
who was a noncommissioned officer with the Pennsylvania artillery, was killed. 
This regiment was said to be composed of old men and boys. The Pennsylvania 
Historical Society, the State Adjutant General and the Adjutant General of the 
United Stales -all say the rolls of these troops were burned when Ross burned 
the capitol at Washington." 

[They are more likely descended from James, the exile, who was possibly brother 
of Alexander. — F. B. C] 

J. W. Baird says the youngest daughter married a cousin of Sen- 
ator Zebulon B. Vance's wife. He also says Mary Elizabeth, who 
married W. J. Bryan, was a descendant of Jonathan. 

J. B. Thompson, of Corpus Christi, says in a letter dated 1909: 

"James Baird who lived in Texas, was a son of James Baird who went to 
Mexico in 1813. The League of Land was his head right. There are many heirs. 
1 attempted to recover it but some of the heirs demanded security, so I dropped it. 
The land then was worth fifty cents an acre, and is now possibly worth $10 
an acre. I have been in Texas since 1853, and knew several parties who knew 
James Baird. He was known as 'Deaf Baird' or 'Beard,' and was sheriff 
of Brazoria County. He had a ranch on this league of land. I had a letter written 
to his brother, William B. of Pittsburgh, dated 1837, but sent it back to J. W., 
of Louisville." 

[J. B. Thompson, a descendant of James, Sr. — F. B. C] 

A letter (1909) from J. W. BAIRD, of Louisville, Ky., grandson 
of James and Jane W., says: 



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"My father's eldest brother (in later letter he says James was an adopted son), 
James Baird, was one of Stephen Austin's colonists and afterwards a soldier in 
the Texan army in the War for Texas Independence. Subsequently he was sheriff 
at Fort Bend County for two terms. He was famous as a guide. His allotment 
of the Austin lands was some 9,000 acres and the allotment for military service 
some 3,000 acres. All this land seems lost to his heirs by reason of a fire at 
Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1850, which destroyed all the family papers, making proof 
of relationship almost impossible. So far as we know he was never married. 
He died at Opelmas [indistinct], La., 1847, and we did not hear of it till after 
the Civil War. J have tried to find who administered on this estate, but can find 
no record at Richmond, Texas (Fort Bend County) or at Opelmas, La. His heirs 
are in Maine; Corpus Christi, Texas; Los Angeles; Salt Lake; Seattle; Muscatine, 
Iowa; Little Rock; St. Louis; Walla Walla; Denver; Colorado Springs; 
Ohio; Long Island; Sandwich Islands, and five in Louisville. Some are very 
rich and don't care. Some are very poor and it would be a godsend. As I am 
77 years old, I've done all I can, but would give any information or sign any 
contract with anyone who desired to undertake the recovery." 

["The James mentioned in the Gulf Coast Magazine article was my grand- 
father."— J. W. B., 927 Cherokee Road, Louisville, Ky.] 

SECOND GENERATION. 
The children of James, Jr., were: 

James (who was said to have been an adopted son, a record of which adoption 

was in the Diary which was destroyed.) 
Margaret, born 1798 at Erie. Married Thomas Fulton, Allegheny County, 

1822; died Louisville, Ky., in 1868. 
Nancy Innway, 1800, at Erie. Married James Thompson 1830; died Jefferson 

County, Ky., in 1841. 
William, 1802 at Erie. Married Julia Baldwin 1830, Charters Creek, Pa.; 

died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1850. 
Harriet Irwin, born 1805 at Erie. Married 1823 Sylvanus Thompson, of 

Pittsburg; died at Peoria, 111., 1855. 
Thomas Wilson, born 1806 at Erie. Married Ann Carter 1832, St. Louis; 

had lived at Little Rock, Ark.; died at Jeffersonville, Ind., 1855. 
Mary Ann, born 1809, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Married James 

Thompson 1 842 (her sister's husband) ; died Louisville, Ky. 
Alexander, 1812, St. Louis. Married Harriet Knowles 1837; died New 

Orleans, La. 

[This James may have been brother of Thomas and Alexander, as he lived in 
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and his children in Kentucky. Both he and Alexander have 
sons Alexander, and Wilson is a middle name in each family. Alexander had a son, 
James, of Texas (deaf guide). This may have been the adopted son of James. — 
F. B. C] 

Children of WlLLIAM and JULIA BALDWIN BAIRD: 

Robert. 
Samuel. 
One lived at Davenport, Iowa. 

Children of Thomas Wilson and Mary Ann Carter BaIRD: 

James W., born 1833 in St. Louis. Lived at Louisville, Ky. 



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167 



Thomas W., born 1836. Married Maria Huddleston. Issue: Harry Price, 

Irene, Mary. 
Julia B. Married Mr. Nettleton, Seattle, Wash. 
Mary. Married Mr. Hollingsworth, Louisville. 
Louise S. Louisville. 
Henry C, born 1846. Boonville, Mo. 

Children of ALEXANDER and HARRIET KNOWLES BaIRD: 
J. William (who wrote the letter), Louisville. 
Alexander. 
A daughter, Jeffersonville, Ind. Married Mr. Brewer. 

Children of WlLLIAM and JULIA B. BaIRD: 
Robert. 
Samuel. 

Children of THOMAS W. and MaRIA H. BaIRD: 
Harry Price, Little Rock. 
Irene. Married Mr. Murry, Little Rock. 
Mary. Married Mr. Gray, Little Rock. 

Three sons of James and Jane W. BaIRD, namely: Thomas W., 
William and Alexander, were steamboatmen. Jane W. BaIRD often 
talked of her husband's family. She said James was a grandson of 
Robert of Edinburgh. 



GROUP 3— John. 

r 

The descendants of this John BaIRD claim Scotch descent. John, 
born in Virginia about 1 725, had several children. He served in the 
Revolution. He came to Richmond, N. C, about 1 775. He owned 
a large mill on Mountain Creek, which was built in 1840 and rebuilt 
in 1873. He also owned a large farm on the Pee Dee River. Tradi- 
tion says there were several brothers, some going to Pennsylvania and 
some to Virginia. He had a son, Alexander, who married Elizabeth 
Jennings. 

Children of ALEXANDER and ELIZABETH J. BaIRD: 

Thomas, born 1798. Married widow Hill, Robertson County. 

Miles, Gibson County, Tennessee. 

John, Gibson County, Tennessee. 

William, Wilson County, Tennessee. 

James, supposed to have joined Sam Houston. He went to Missouri; was 
never heard of after battle of San Jacinto. He had son James who went 
to Texas in 1813, and William of Pittsburg. Many letters from Pennsyl- 



168 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

vania lawyers concerning his heirs, which state that there is a large tract of 
Texas land belonging to him. He never married. — (From an old letter.) 

[James of Carlisle had an adopted son James with the same kind of record. It 
may be James (who was in Missouri later) was an uncle and adopted this one. — F. 
B. C] 

Seldon, born 1791. Married Sarah Billingsly, Wilson County. 

David. 

Wilson. 

Charles. 

One record says Alexander. 

Children of THOMAS and , the widow Hill, nee Robertson, 

BAIRD : 

Charles. Married Nancy Roberts, West Tennessee. 

Daniel Gould. Married Mary Hart, Adamsville, Ky. Had one son, Thomas, 

and daughter, Mrs. Brown, Nashville, Tenn. 
Elizabeth. Married Martin Powell. Tyree Springi property, Tennessee. 

Children of Miles, Simpson County, Ky. : 
David. 
Charles. 

Benjamin. To whom the old home was left. 
Thomas. 
John. 
Nancy. 
Mary. 

Miles, by a second marriage, had 

Thomas. 
Charles. 

Children of BENJAMIN BAIRD by his first wife: 

Wilson. Issue: A son, J. W., of Sommerville, Tenn. 

Mary Elizabeth. 

Martha J. 

Nancy. 

Sarah. 

Ann Eliza. (Lived in Texas.) 

Laura. 

Benjamin. 

Robert. 

Miles. 

Rosella. 

Minerva. 

William. 

Note. — On account of many intermarriages with relatives, this record may not be 
correct. — F. B. C. 



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Children of BENJAMIN Baird and his second wife: 
John. 
Thomas. 
Charles. 

Children of WILLIAM BAIRD, near Baird's Mills, Wilson County, 
Tenn. He had two wives and twelve children: 

Two sons. Lived in Maury County. Married Fox girls. 

Miles. Lived in Mitchelville, Tenn., then in Kentucky. Had one son in Texas. 

Children of Seldon and SARAH B. BAIRD: 

John Barnet, born 1813. Married Rebecca Gwyn. Died 1894. 

Thomas Jefferson (Dr.), born 1818, North Carolina; died 1841, Wilson 
County, Tennessee. Unmarried. 

Emeline Clementine, born 1819, North Carolina. Married her cousin, William 
Baird. Issue: Prof. R. M., J. S., Rev. S. C, and Sarah, who married 
Mr. Tracy. 

William Henry L., 1821. Issue: Two daughters. 

Robert Powell, 1824; died Lebanon, Tenn. 

Clem J. T., 1826. Issue: Sons. 

Mary Clementine, 1831. Married Mr. Fakes. 

Martin V. B., 1834. First Lieutenant Company K, Seventh Tennessee Volun- 
teers, C. S. A. Wounded at Seven Pines; captured at Gettysburg. Died 

1864. 

Daniel W., 1836. Married a daughter of Capt. James Hardy. 

Children of Charles and Nancy BAIRD: 

Lamiza Ann. Married Mr. Stark. 

William T. 

Mary E. Married Mr. Neely. 

Robert H. Married Miss Krider. 

Benjamin F. (Dr.), 1836. Married, first, Julia Mitchel 1857, Vildo; second, 
Julia Ubank, 1875, Tennessee. i 

Emma H. 

Miles. Died the same year John's wife died, and John married Miles' widow. 
Two of Miles' children married two of John's children. 

Daniel W. Baird, of Nashville, says he knew Zebulon of Leba- 
non well, and they were distantly related. Zebulon's widow and his two 
daughters — Mrs. Laura McAuley and Mrs. Mattie Terry, both widows, 
live at Los Angeles, Cal. Zebulon was a son of Andrew Baird. 

Children of Daniel Gould and Mary BAIRD: 

Ann Jemima. Married Dr. Brown. 

Amanda M. 

Helen. 

Mary A. Married Frank Miller. 



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Caroline. Married Chas. Conn. 

Ella T. Married Dr. Sam Brown. 

Virginia C. 

Alice. Married Rev. Mr. Warren. 

Lizzie. Married Thomas McLure. 

Lucy. Married Mr. Patton in 1857. 

Thomas Henry. Married Fannie Conn in 1875. 

Children of Daniel W. and (Miss Hardy) BAIRD: 

James H. Business magazine, Southern Lumberman, Nashville. Died March 

16, 1915. 
Anne Sherrill. Paducah, Ky., Editor Hoo-Hoo Bulletin. 
Tirzah Sarah. Married Emmet Russell, Paducah, Ky. 
Florence C. Nashville. 

Children of R.EBECCA BaIRD and John Barnet: 

William G. 
Albert E. 
Harriett Brown. 

ELI BaIRD died at Lakewood, N. J., in 1904. He had a son, 
Samuel S. May have belonged to one of these lines. 

GROUP 4— John. 

Will Book No. /, Page 95, Dunbury, Northumberland County, Pa. 
Extracts from William Baird's Will (Son of John, Sr.). 

I, William, of the Township of Pine Creek, County of Northumberland, 
State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, August, 1789. Bequeath to beloved sons William, 
Zebulon, Benjamin and Joseph all lands situate in Pine Creek township to divide 
the whole in four equal parts as to quality as well as quantity. 

Bequeath to daughter Phebe or her husband Daniel Seely the sum of five 
shillings; to daughter Mary five shillings; to beloved daughter Anna, bed, spinning 
wheel, cow and calf; to daughters Sarah Dillon, Anna and Lydia Dunn the 
sum of five pounds in gold; to dearly beloved wife Tabitha the whole of the 
residue not bequeathed and the house occupied by Peter Grove; each of the sons 
are to deliver to her on 1st of November each year of her natural life five bushels 
wheat and three bushels of Indian corn. William, Benj., and Zeb., Ex. 

Approved, 1792. J. Simpson, Regr. 

There is a record of Bedent, John, Zebulon and Mary (children 
of John BaIRD) being baptized in Old Tennent, 1 787. They may 
have been children of John, son of David, Sr. 

"The Bedent Seal: Three boars' heads or, affronte on feese and 
in the chief a bird." — (Mrs. Rowland.) 



SCOTCH BAIRDS I 7 1 

EXTRACTS FROM JOHN BAIRD, JR.'S WILL. 

Lee's Genealogy of New Jersey, Vol. 2, page 567. 

In the name of God, this 5th day of February, 1747-8, I do ordain this my 
last will and testament: First and foremost I do bequeath my soul to Almighty 
God, and as touching my worldly estates I give and bequeath in the manner and 
form following. First and foremost I desire that all my just and lawful debts 
be honestly paid, and the remainder of my estate I leave to my wife, Avis Baird, 
so long as she doth continue to be my widow, to bring up my children and family. 
Upon and after she doth cease to be my widow I do ordain and appoint that my 
estate be equally divided amongst my wife and children which may be living at 
that time except £10 I give more to my oldest son William, Baird than the rest, 
and this I do ordain and confirm to be my last will. I do appoint for my execu- 
tors my two brothers, Andrew and Zebulon Baird, my wife Avis, and Peter Bowne. 

Extracts from Andrew Baird 's Will 11th of October, 1773. 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah (life interest in 
portion left to sons Obadiah and Jonathan). I give and bequeath to my eldest 
son Bedent Baird in bar of his claim as heir at law, the sum of twenty shillings 
proclamation money to be paid him by my executors one year after my decease." 

Leaves land to son Barzilla, he paying off bonds due to Peter Bowne's estate, 
to Joseph Bowne, etc. He gives his son Obadiah lands. He gives his son Jona- 
than all the remainder. He gives his son Samuel £150. He gives his son Ezekiel 
£150. Money due from his sons Bedent and John he appropriated in paying the 
last mentioned legacies. (Bedent the eldest and John the youngest are left without 
legacies.) 

Witnessed by Jonathan Bowne, Zebulon, Baird, etc. Acknowledgment of 
Bedent Baird (heir at law) made at the same time before Henry Waddell, sur- 
rogate. New Jersey Prerogative Court. (J. S. D. Dickinson witnesses this is the 
same as page 29 of the original.) 

Mary Bedent (a widow) sailed from Staines, England, to Massachusetts (pos- 
sibly Cambridge), with her sons: Morgan, born 1654, who never married; Thomas, 
born 1654; John; and Mordecai. Thomas married Mary and moved to Fairfield, 
Conn.; died 1698. They all came to Hadley, Mass., to claim an estate devised 
to them by their mother's brother, John Barnard, who seems to have lived first 
at Cambridge, then at Hadley, Mass., where he died. 

Morgan Bedent died at Port Monmouth, N. J., and Thomas at Westchester 
in 1698. 

Mary Bedent, after her arrival in America, married Roger Townsend, and 
the three younger sons are mentioned in his will. — (Westchester County, N. Y. 
Records.) 

Thomas died intestate at Westchester, and his wife, Mary, was his 
administratrix in 1698. It seems more than probable that this Mary 
Bedent was the second wife of John Baird, of Topenemus, N. J., 
and mother of his children. Though he married Mary Hall in 1 684, 
no children were born until 1 700, when John, jr., was born. 

In Bedent's letter he says his "grandpa, John, married a woman 
named Mary Bedent, and to perpetuate the name they called their first 



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child Bedent." He was mistaken, for the father of the first Bedent 
was Andrew, as the will proves, so he must have meant his great- 
grandfather, John, who was John, Sr. 

In this letter Bedent Baird, Jr., says after the battle in which 
Tippoo Sahib, the last of the Mogul Emperors, was killed, through the 
clemency and urbanity of my cousin, GENERAL SlR DAVID BaIRD, 
the royal family was saved alive. (See Robert Tear's "History of 
India and China.") Through him also the Kohinor diamond, now in 
the Tower of London among the jewels of Queen Victoria, was found 
among the jewels of the Emperor Tippoo Sahib. 

Bedent says Susana Blodget's father was a volunteer under Gen- 
eral Washington (then a Colonel), in the old French War under Gen- 
eral Braddock, and was killed at a narrow defile near Fort Duquesne, 
where Braddock was mortally wounded and his army totally defeated. 
With Braddock's consent Washington sounded the retreat and brought 
off the regulars and what few rangers were left. — (Bedent Baird, Sugar 
Grove P. O., Lapland, Buncombe County, N. C.) 

John Baird, Sr., in 1741, conveyed land to his son John Baird, Jr., which 
the elder John had purchased in 1688 from Thomas Warne. John B., Jr., in his 
will mentions only one son, William, by name, and to him (William) he evi- 
dently devised the land he purchased from his father in 1741. If William did 
not sell this land prior to his deaih, then it descended to his eldest son John. It is 
believed the other unnamed children of John, Jr., were Mary, John, Alexander 
and probably Elizabeth." — (A genealogist.) 

[If this is correct the John and Alexander of Kentucky and Tennessee may be- 
long here. — F. B. C] 

Near the BaIRD premises at Topenemus the Quaker Church was 
built on a lot granted by Thomas Boel, and there George Keith and 
his Quaker followers worshiped and buried their dead. Keith was a 
Presbyterian minister from Aberdeen, Scotland, who turned Quaker 
and preached at Topenemus. He afterwards became an Episcopalian. 
John BaIRD had possibly known him in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, as 
he is said to have come from Aberdeenshire also. John BaIRD was 
married twice, as one tradition says he met Mary Hall in the woods 
and asked her to marry him. Another says he heard of a shipwreck 
and rode over and found a comely woman and asked her to marry him. 
He died in 1755. 

Trenton archives, Book A- 155, gives names of people deported 
from Scotland to America. John BaIRD, four years' service. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

John BaIRD, born 1665, came from Scotland, 1683, on Ex- 
change, aged 1 8. Buried at Topenemus, Monmouth County, N. J., 



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near Marlboro, where his home was. It is said he rescued Mary 
Hall from a wrecked vessel near old Perth Amboy and married 
her in 1684. Died April, 1755. "Mary B., Sr., was admitted to 
the Lord's table at White Hall meeting house, 1736." 

This Mary (the elder) was likely a second wife (Mary Bedent), 
as his first child was born 1 700, sixteen years after his first marriage. 

[Two sons of John, Jr., have sons named Bedent, possibly named for their grand- 
mother's family. The name Zebulon was- probably for Zebulon Pike (for whom Pike's 
Peak was named). He was a very daring pioneer of those days. — F. B. C.\ 

SECOND GENERATION. 
John's children are said to have been as follows: 

Andrew, 17CO-I773. Sarah, his wife, owned large tract of land in Mon- 
mouth. In will gives eldest son, Bedent, twenty shillings. Divides real 
estate among next three sons. 

John, Jr., born 1707; died 1747. Married Avis. Buried at Topenemus. 

David, born 1710; died 1801. Married Sarah Compton, 1744. Buried Old 
Tennent churchyard. 

William, 1713-1793. Was probably a son also, judging by dates, location and 
names of children. He married Tabitha. (Said to have been captain of 
2nd Battalion, Somerset County Militia, New Jersey, and 1st Major, 2nd 
Battalion, Somerset County Militia.) 

Zebulon, born 1720; died 1804. Married Anna Smith, who died in 1794. 
Buried at Topenemus. 

WlLLIAM. BAIRD lived in Morris County, New Jersey, but re- 
moved to Pennsylvania and settled in Dunstable Township, Northum- 
berland, now Clinton County r (which was a part of Northumberland 
County at that time), where he bought 218 acres of wild land in 1 785, 
called "Partnership." It is supposed Tabitha had died in New Jersey 
previously. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of ANDREW and Sarah BAIRD: 

Bedent. Served in Jersey Blues. Went to Ger Flats, Canada. Married twice. 

Supposed to have been one of the sixteen who caused the Tea Riot. 
Barzilla. Married Miss Mary Bullman. 
Obediah. Served in Revolution. 
Jonathan. 

Samuel. Married Susanna Rogers. In 1762 moved to New York State. 
Ezekiel (Dr.). Married Susana Blodgett. 
John. (May have been John William.) 

Ezekiel came from New Jersey to South Carolina, thence to Wa- 
tauga Valley, then Ashe County (which is now Watauga County). 



1 74 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Later he went West and died. Susana stayed with children — died 
in 1831, aged 79. 

(In Monmouth County, a Rachel BAIRD married David Logan 
in 1747. May have been a sister.) 

John had a plantation in Lower Freehold Township, Monmouth 
County, N. J. 

Jacob and John served in Morris County militia in Revolution. 

"One of Bedent's sons after the war, it is said, went with the 
Marquis of Hastings, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and his brother to the 
reduction of the Mogul Empire." 

Wellesley was the man promoted over General Sir David just after 
the war. Bedent's son may have joined General Sir David. 

Children of JOHN, Jr., and Avis BAIRD: 

William. Married Margaret O'Riley, December I, 1758. Died in 1794, in 
Morris County, New Jersey. 

In 1 755, one Andrew deeded his property to his brother Zebulon. 
The will of John, Jr., mentions wife Avis, oldest son William, brothers 
Andrew and Zebulon, and "family." Peter Bowne, Ex. 

Children of David and SARAH C. BaIRD: 

Jacob, born 1744. Moved to Morris County, New Jersey, to a farm of his 

father's. Married Cathrine; died 1818. 
Mary, born 1747; died 1836. Married John Dey, Esquire. 

John, born 1750. Married, first, Phoebe Ely; second, Elizabeth Edwards. 
Elder in Old Tennent. Died in 1834. No children. 

David, Jr. (Capt.), born 1754; died 1839. Married, first, Rebecca Ely, 1777; 
second, Lydia Gaston (nee Tapscott) ; third, Mary Edwards, 1 795. 

Children of WlLLIAM and TABITHA — BaIRD: 

Benjamin, 1751-1825. Married Frances Siggins. Have a descendant, Dr. 
Edward Baird, of Lock Haven, Pa. 

William, 1757-1813. Married Mary Ogdon, daughter of David O., a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 

Zebulon, 1762-1848. Married Martha Brown (1772-1848). 

Lydia, 1766-1830. Married William Dunn. Descendant, Anna M. Shaw, 
Avis, Pa. 

Sarah. Married Arthur Dillon. 

Ann. Married Mr. McGill. 

Tabitha. Married Mr. Dickerson. 

Joseph. No record. 

Phebe. Married Daniel Seely (mentioned in will). 

Mary. 

[One of these Williams secured payment from Quartermaster Joseph Lewis at 
Morristown, N. J., of nearly $10,000.00 from July to November, 1780. — F. B. C] 



SCOTCH BAIRDS 1 75 

Children of Zebulon and Anna Baird. Will mentions these: 

Andrew. Married Sarah Helridge, 1762. 

James, died 1819. Married Deliverance Bowne. In 1806 moved to Ohio. 

David, born 1760. 

Joseph, born 1762. Married Jane Van Cleve, 1785. Died in 1835. 

Anna. Married, first, 1772, Derwick Bankalaw; second, James Tapscott. 

Lydia. Married Mr. Craig. 

Zebulon. Married Lyda Hildrith. 

Debora, died 1848. Married Thomas Hankerson, 1776-1848. 

Sarah. Married, 1772, James Tapscott. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of BARZILLA and Mary BuLLMAN BAIRD: 

[Note. — Barzilla, born in New Jersey, paid for a substitute in the Revolutionary 
War. His apprentice, Parker by name, "made many tours for his old master," who 
was a shoemaker. Mrs. Belshe of Chicago has a certified record of his service.] 

Thomas Bullman Baird, of North Carolina. Married Mary Smith soon after 
the Declaration of Independence. She was of Scotch-Irish descent. Thomas 
and wife emigrated to Kentucky about the year 1800 and this son, Barzilla 
Adams, was born at Paris, Bourbon County, November 4, 1803. Married 
first, Miss Scanlan. 

Children of EzEKIEL and SusANA BAIRD: 

Bedent, born 1770. Married Mary Harmon, 1800. 

Blodget. Went West. 

William. 

Tradition says William, who lived near Newark, N. J., married 
Margaret O'Riley, in Delaware. One tradition says that this William 
was a son of David, a Scotch General, and his wife Mary, whose 
maiden name was Mary Bedent, settled at or near Newark, N. J., 
the latter part of the eighteenth century. Three or four brothers are 
supposed to have come to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Another 
says this Scotch General was John. Still another says three brothers 
came over in the Caledonia, supposedly from Scotland. These may 
have been James, Alexander and John. 

Children of William and Margaret O'Riley Baird : 

John, born 1760. Married Elizabeth Winkler. 

Andrew, born 1762; died 1827. Married Anna Locke (Burke County, North 
Carolina), daughter of Mathew Locke. 

Zebulon, born 1764; died 1826. Married Hannah Irwin (Buncombe County, 
North Carolina). 

Bedent, born 1766; died 1839. Married Mary Ann Welsh, 1800. 

Isaac, born 1769. Married Phoebe . Went West. Issue: Jeb. and 

Phoebe. (One record says John, whose daughter Mary Elizabeth married 

W. J. Bryan.) 



1 76 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

William, born 1772. 

Israel, born 1774; died 1777, New Jersey. 

Elisha, born 1776. Unmarried. 

Mary Jane (Polly) born 1779. Married Mr. Martin. 

Andrew established an iron foundry where Gunpowder Creek runs 
into the Catawba River, near Morgantown Center, Burke County, 
1800-3. 

Zebulon and Bedent donated land for a courthouse and public 
square upon which now stands a monument to one of Zebulon's grand- 
sons. Zebulon represented Buncombe County in the House of Com- 
mons, 1800-3, and Senate of State, 1806-9-18-21-22. 

Tradition says all except John came with their widowed mother, 
MARGARET O'RiLEY Baird, and sister to Burke County, North Caro- 
lina, about 1790 to 1795, near Morgantown. Elisha, Zebulon and 
Bedent went to Buncombe County among the first settlers. They crossed 
the Blue Ridge on horseback. Asheville was first owned by Bedent 
and Zebulon, except the Eagle Hotel, owned by William Welsh. 
Bedent and Zebulon had the first store in Asheville, and brought over 
the first wagon and jew's-harp. Zebulon, member of legislature. An- 
drew settled in Burke County. Zebulon's old log-house was constructed 
with loop holes as it was to be used as a blockhouse. It was two and 
a half miles north of Asheville, but is now on one of the principal 
streets. 

Children of JACOB and CATHERINE BAIRD: 
David. 

Margaret. Married Mr. Miller. 
Sarah. Married Mr. Seward. 

Cathrine survived her husband and was administratrix with John Stark, admin- 
istrator. 

Children of Mary BAIRD and John Dey: 

James. 

John. 

Daniel. 

Elias. 

Mary B. 

David B. 

[Dr. A. T. Applegate, Mrs. John J. Ely, and Mrs. Josephine Dawes are descend- 
ants of this line.] 

Children of DAVID, Jr. (Captain) and REBECCA E. BAIRD, his first 
wife: 

Rebecca, born 1777. Married William Ely. 

Children of David, Jr. (Captain), and Lydia G. BAIRD, his second 
wife: 



SCOTCH BAIRDS 1 77 

Sarah, born 1780; died 1881. Married Thomas Applegate, son of Anthony 
Applegate. 

Mary, born 1782. Married Louis Dey. 

John, born 1784. Married Sarah Davidson. 

Jacob, born 1785; died 1823. Married Rachel Applegate. 

Lydia, born 1788. Married William Johnson. 

Phoebe, born 1790. Married David Perrine, died 1855. 

Children of David, Jr. (Captain), and Mary EDWARDS Baird, his 

third wife. Married November 25, 1795: 

David, Jr., born 1797. Married Amy Hendrickson. Went to Hamilton 
County, Ind. 

Rei B. (General), born 1798. Married Sarah Clayton; died 1835. 

Elizabeth, 1800-1895. Married Peter Wycoff, son of Jacob Wycoff. 

Thomas, born 1 802 ; died 1 880. Married Elenor Maria Bilyew (daughter of 
Peter and Maria Ogbourne Bilyew), Upper Freehold township. 

Ann, born 1803. Married Hartshorn Tantom. 

Evelina, born 1805; died 1883. Married William Forman. 

Joseph, born 1807; died 1814. 

James, born 1810. Married Rebecca Ely, Illinois. Lived at Millstone Brook, 
then Illinois. 

Rachel, born 1812. Married Elias Riggs. 

Elenor, born 1815. Married George Sutphine. 

Zebulon, born 1819. Married Caroline Perrine, 1854, Illinois. 

Zebulon and James moved to Illinois, 1854, near Jersey ville; David 
to Indianapolis', Ind. 

Captain David, First Regiment Monmouth County, New Jersey 
Militia, 1776-77. Promoted from private, First Sergeant, Ensign, 
Lieutenant and Captain. Quartermaster of regiment. 

Children of WlLLIAM and MARY Ogden BaIRD: 
John. Married Mary Shade. 
Benjamin. Married Ella Summerson. 
Harrison. Married Calhrine Stout. 
William, 1793-1865. Married Margaret Stout. 
Mary. Married William Caldwell. 
Tabitha. Married John Quigley. 
Elizabeth, 1789-1851. Married, first, Mr. Reed; second, Mr. Sutherland. 

[Mrs. Gertrude A. Maxwell, a descendant of Captain David. Mary Baird Cald- 
well had a daughter, Mary J. Lindsay, who had a daughter, Mrs. Susan Baker, Claren- 
don, Iowa. Tabitha Baird Quigley has descendant, Miss McDonald of Fort Scott. 
Kans.— F. B. C] 

Children of Zebulon and Martha BROWN BaIRD: 

Annie, born 1790. 
William, born 1792. 
Benjamin, born 1793. 

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1 78 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Mary, born 1795. 
Jeanny, born 1797. 
Sarah, born 1800. 
Rebecca, born 1802. 
Joseph, born 1804. 

David, born 1806. Married Tabitha Baird, Quigley, 1837. 
Elizabeth, born 1809. 

Zebulon, born 1811. Daughters: Anna, married Jacob Miller; Mary married 
Andrew White. 

David, son of Zebulon, lived on the west branch of the Susque- 
hanna, and raised the first tobacco cultivated as a business in Clinton 
County. He was County Commissioner 1855-58. 

"William was probably identical with William Bard, who was 
appointed Second Lieutenant of Captain William Works' Company, 
Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania line, October 16, 1776. Lieutenant 
Bard has been claimed as son of Peter and Mary Bard, of Mount 
Holly, N. J., but their son William died in infancy. 

"That he was William, son of William, who emigrated to North- 
umberland County, is shown by the fact that the Twelfth Pennsylvania 
was raised on the west branch of the Susquehanna. 

"ZEBULON BAIRD, born 1 762, died in Clinton County, Pennsyl- 
vania. He removed to Pennsylvania with his parents in 1 785. 

"He built a house for himself on the west branch of the Susque- 
hanna on a part of the Baird homestead that he inherited from his 
father. He married Martha Brown, January 1 , 1 789, who died 
1847."— (Seilhamer.) 

Children of James and DELIVERANCE B. BAIRD: 

Zebulon. (May have gone to Lebanon.) 

David. 

Joseph. Moved South. Remained single. 

Andrew. Moved South. Remained single. 

Amanda, born near Freehold in 1811. Married Randolph Hunt at Franklin, 

Ohio, 1824. Issue: Judge Samuel and Mrs. Leigh Weatherly, Cincinnati, 

Ohio, Trenton, New Jersey. 
Mary Ann. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 
Children of Thomas Bullman and MARY S. BaiRD: 

Barzilla Adams, born 1803. Married, first, Mary Scanland; second, Elizabeth 
Wright. 

Children of Bedent and Mary H. Baird: 
Delila, born 1802. 
Alexander, born 1804. 



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Franklin, born 1807. Son D. F., of Valle Cruces, N. C. 
Euclid, born 1810. 
Blodget, born 1812. 
Palmer, born 1814. 
Rittenhouse, born 1816. 

Bedent represented Ashe (Watauga) County in the General As- 
sembly about 1 840. A letter from Watauga County, North Carolina, 
dated January 28, 1 858, speaks of his uncle Bedent. 

John Baird, born 1 760, married Elizabeth Winkler. He came 
from New Jersey to Lenoir, Burke County, N. C, when William was 
four years old. His children were: 

William, born 1786; died 1856. Married Mary H. Baker in 1825. 

Jacob. Married Tabitha Owens. 

Mary. Married James Davis. 

Elizabeth. Married John Sitsee. 

Ann. Married Bryan Braswell. 

Rachel. Married Caleb Gobel. Settled in Bartholomew County, Indiana. 

Children of Andrew and Anna Locke Baird (daughter of Mat- 
thew Locke). He and all his family, except Mrs. Coleman, 
moved to North Mississippi: 

Matthew, born 1791; died 1829. Burying ground at Granite Falls, Caldwell 
County, N. C. Unmarried. Senate, 1826; House of Commons, 1818-20, 
Burke County. 

Margaret, born 1793. Married Max Wilson, of North Carolina. Died at 
Holly Springs, Miss. 

Mary, born 1795. Married Mr. Connally. Died in Mississippi about 1840. 

Elizabeth. Married Alex Phifer (born 1797), Burke County, North Carolina; 
died in Arkansas. 

William Locke, born 1800; died 1855. Married, first, Mary Patton; sec- 
ond, L. C. Perkins, Burke County, North Carolina. 

John Locke, born 1802. Married Miss Perkins, Burke County, North Caro- 
lina, near Holly Springs, Miss. 

Eveline, born 1804. Married William Coleman, Buncombe County, North 
Carolina. 

Robert, born 1806; died at college, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Jane L. Married Thomas Ornsby, West Tennessee (1810); died in Missis- 
sippi, 1842. 

Andrew and his son, Matthew, represented Burke County in both 
branches of the legislature several times. 

Children of Zebulon and Hannah Irwin Baird: 

John. Married Laney Wilson. They lived at Searcy, Ark., and in Tennessee. 

James. Married Isabella Narcissa Walker, daughter of Hon. Felix Walker, 
Mississippi. 



180 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Andrew. 

Joseph. , 

Adolphus E. Married Loretta Hunter. 

Myra Margaret. Married David Vance. 

Sarah. Married Baccus Smith, Asheville, N. C. 

Mary Adelaide. Unmarried. 

James, Andrew and Joseph went to Alabama. Joseph returned to French Broad 

River, ten miles below Asheville. Supposed to have had three sons. Mrs. 

Benjamine and Josephine daughters of one of these. 

[Note. — There was an Andrew at Lebanon, Tenn., whose son was Zebulon.] 

Zebulon, Sr., died suddenly while on a visit to his brother, Bedent. 
Adolphus was three years old; Mary was born three months after his 
death. 

Hon. Felix Walker, Congressman from Morgan District, North 
Carolina, 1817-23, was a Lieutenant in the American Revolution. 

Children of BEDENT and Mary Ann BAIRD: 

Israel, born 1801. Married Mary Tate, of Bedford County, Tennessee, in 

1825; died at Asheville, 1849. One record says of Philadelphia. 
Margaret O'Riley, born 1802. Married Samuel Smith, Cocke County, East 

Tennessee, in 1822. 
John, born 1805. 

William R., born 1807. Married Christina Weaver, 1840. 
James Madison (Dr.), born in 1809; died 1878. Married Eliza Taliaferro 

Rupert, of Georgia, September 10, 1837. He was from Columbus, Miss. 
Jane Eliza, born 1811; died 1900. Married Montaville Weaver in 1830, 

Weaversville, N. C. 

Mary Ann Welsh (the wife of Bedent) was the daughter of Wil- 
liam Welsh and Jane Thompson, of Maryland. 

Children of Rebecca BAIRD and Wm. Ely: 

David B. 

Joseph W. 

Harvey. 

John. 

Isaac. 

George A. 

Mary. 

Sarah. 

Lucy. . 

Phebe. 

Elizabeth. 

William. 



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181 



Children of Sarah BAIRD and Thomas Applegate: 

Anthony. 
Lydia. 
Abigail. 
David B. 
Sarah D. 
Disbrow. 
Thomas. 
John. 

Children of Lydia BaiRD and William Johnson: 

Lydia. 
William B. 
Mary. 
John Conover. 

Children of Phebe BAIRD and David Perrine: 

Lydia Ann, 1809-1882. Married William Snowhill. 

John D., 1811-1892. Married Mary Matilda Mount. 

Mary, 1813-1836. 

David Clark, born 1816. Married Hannah Matilda Vanderveer, who died 1888. 

Alfred, 1818-1879. Married Elizabeth C. Moore. 

Rei B., born 1820, died in infancy. 

Deborah Ely, 1822-1893. Married, first, Richard Mount; second, Gilbert 
W. Mount. 

De Lafayette," 1824-1829. 

Caroline, 1826-1861. Married Gilbert W. Mount. 

Charles, 1829-1872. Married Mariah A. Mallock. 

Edwin A. Stevens, 1832-1881. 

Margaret Cook, 1835-1904. Married John A. Bowne. 

[David Perrine, born 1784; died 1843. Interred at Perrineville, N. J.] 

Children of David and Amy HENDRICKSON BaiRD: 

One son and three daughters, Clay township, Hamilton County, Indiana. 

Children of General Rei and Sarah C. BAIRD: 

Matilda. 

John R. 

Jacob. Died in infancy. 

Jacob. 

Mary. 

Catherine E. 

Children of ELIZABETH BaiRD and Peter Wycoff: 

Lydia. 
David B. 



182 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Jacob P. 

John B. 

Mary Ann. 

Gertrude. 

Elizabeth. . , 

Peter. 

Gertrude A. 

Children of Thomas and Elenor Baird: 

Emerson P. 

Charles A. 

Howard. 

David, Jr. (Dr.), born 1829. Had twin brother Jonathan. 

John H., Fort Valley, Ga. 

Sarah, born 1833. Married John E. Hunt. 

Children of Ann Baird and Hartshorn Tantom: 

Hiram. 

Morrison. 

Amos. 

Lena. 

Mariam. 

Louisa. 

Mary Ellen. 

Mary. 

Children of EVELINA BAIRD and William Forman: 

John B. Died in infancy. 
Franzincky R. 
Mary Elizabeth. 
Peter. 

Children of James and Rebecca F. Ely Baird (daughter of Richard 
Ely): 

John. Killed in Civil War. 

Mary. 

Amy. 

Richard. 

Rei. 

Thomas. 

Children of Rachel Baird and Elias Riggs. Married 1892: 

Mary Elizabeth. 

Lewis. Married Margaret Allen. 

David Baird. Married Clara A. McMitchel. 

John C. Married Emma Embly. 



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Ida L. Married C. H. Perrine. 
Addison H. 

Children of ELENOR Baird and George W. Sutphine: 

Matilda. 

Elizabeth. 

Jane. 

Evelina. 

Eleanor. 

George. 

Children of Zebulon and CAROLINE P. BAIRD (moved to Illinois 
in 1854): 

David. 

Mary. 

Rei. 

Samuel. 

Amy. 

Evelina. 

Rebecca. 

"Old Tennent" was the church home of most of these early Bairds. The Baird, 
Wycoff and Riggs Association is a very large one. It meets each year at "Old 
Tennent," N. J. Mr. C. C. Riggs, Langhorn, Pa., Secretary. 

Children of WILLIAM and MARGARET S. BaIRD: 
Adaline. 
Demetrius. 
William P. ' 
John. 

Zebulon. » 

Byron. 
Sarah Ann. 
James Harrison. 

Cathrine. Has daughter, Mary Baird Bowman. 
Mary Jane. 
Benjamin Warren. 

Children of David and TABITHA BaIRD of Pennsylvania: 

Arvilla, born 1838. Married Samuel Hartzell. 
Virginia O, born 1840. Married Richard Dorey. 

John Quigley, born 1842. Private in Company, 1 28th Reg. P. V., from Feb- 
ruary 24, to July 18, 1865. 
Martha Jane, born 1844. Married A. Farewell. 
Robert S. Q., born 1847; died 1859. 
Mollie F., born 1853. Married K. J. Farewell. 
Anna Blanch, born 1860. 



184 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Children of Barzilla Adams and Scan land Baird, his first 

wife: 

William Thomas, born 1835; died 1911. Married C. Hannah. Banker of 

Kirksville, Mo. 
Parker. Retired farmer in Carrollton, Ky. 
John T. Merchant, Beloit, Kans. 

Mary Elizabeth. Married Jesse Edwards, Garden City, Kans. 
Martha Jane. Married John W. Hoggins, Carroll County, Kentucky. 
Agnes. Garden City, Kans. 
Nancy Tandy died 1897. Married W. T. Easterday, Watsonville, Cal. 

Children of Barzilla Adams and Elizabeth W. Baird, his second 
wife: 

Four boys and two girls. No record. 

Richard B. Baird, one of these sons, lived at Jellico, Tenn. 

Bascom Baird. (Possibly another son.) 

Children of WlLLIAM and Mary Baker BAIRD: 
John N., born 1826. 

James H. Served in Confederate army. Killed in action. 
Joseph C. Served in Confederate army. 
William J. Served in Confederate army. Killed in action. 
Nancy B. 
M. Caroline. 
[They are supposed to have had seven children. — F. B. C] 

Children of William Locke and Mary Patton Baird, his first wife 
(1832): 

Mary Anne, born 1833. Married, first, George Carruth; second, Col. A. James 
Grier, Mississippi. 

Robert A., born 1835. Married S. Cornelia Lowe. Represented his county 
1884-86-96, Marshall County, Mississippi.' 

Laura E., born 1837. Married R. J. Baird; died 1905. 

Jos. Andrew, born 1839. 

Mary J., born 1843; died 1845. 

Jane E., born 1844. 

Children of William Locke and L. C. P. Baird, his second wife: 

Melissa. Married J. A. Reid. 
Louisa. Died in infancy. 

Children of EVELINA BAIRD and Wm. Coleman: 

Robert L., born 1835. Married Victoria Rice, of South Carolina. Issue: 
William (married Evelyn Coleman), and Agnes. 



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Thaddeus, 1837-1895. Married Mary Sloan. Issue: Sarah (married O. 
Henry, the writer); James S. (married Gladys Crawford); Evelyn (mar- 
ried Wm. Coleman); Thaddeus W. (married Miss Parquard). He was 
an eminent civil engineer. 

Children of James (son of Zebulon and HANNAH J. Baird) and 
Isabella Narcissa Walker Baird : 

Felix Walker. Married, first, Harriet Ann Puckett in Mississippi, in 1826; 
second, Isabella Henry. He died in 1836. 

Children of ADOLPHEUS E. and LoRETTA H. BAIRD: 
Alexander. 

Alfred H. (Col.). Married Abbie Robinson, Texas. Issue: Ten children. 
Served in Civil War. 

Joseph. 

Zebulon. Married Emma Smith, Franklin, N. C. Six children. Served in 

Civil War. 
Hannah. Married W. E. Weaver, of Weaversvile, N. C. Issue: Zebulon, 

Congress, 191 7. 
Mary E. Married Gaston Ward, Greensboro, N. C. Asheville. 
Myra Sue. Married, 1898, James O. Howell, Asheville. 
James A. Lived in El Paso, Texas, and New Mexico. 
Nannie J. 
Sallie L., died 1900. Married Gov. Robert Taylor, of Knoxville, Tenn. 

Laura Kate, died 1901. Married H. B. Carter (Judge), Asheville, N. C. Had 
three girls, one boy. 

Children of Myra M. Baird and David Vance: 

Zebulon Baird. Twice Governor of North Carolina, and served two terms in 

U. S. Senate. (See photogravure of statue, overleaf.) 
Robert B. General in Confederate army, Congressman. 
Laura. Married Dr. M. L. Neilson, East Tennessee. 
Anne. Married Rev. R. N. Price. 
Noel. Died when about twenty-one years of age. 
Sally P. Married Mr. Hale, of Tennessee. 
Hannah. Married E. W. Herndon, Asheville, N. C. 

The Statue of Zebulon Vance, Raleigh, N. C. 

The General Assembly of 1899 appropriated $5,000 for the pur- 
pose of erecting this monument. In the address at the unveiling of this 
statue by Richard Battle, LL.D., he said: "North Carolina had many 
heroes of the Revolution, but she did not honor them separately, but sent 
$10,000 to Canova for a splendid statue of Washington, and as an 
inspiration to her statesmen, she also hung a portrait of him on the walls 
of the House of Commons. When the capitol was burned the statue 
crumbled, but patriotic citizens carried the picture on their shoulders 
out to safety. They erected another statue of Washington in bronze. 



186 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

"And now, nearly a century and a quarter after she adopted a 
constitution, as a sovereign state, North Carolina has discovered that 
one of her own sons, nourished at her breast, was, for reasons satis- 
factory to her, worthy of similar honor, and to be distinguished from her 
other great and good sons by like testimonials in his memory. Today 
we can see on the wall of the House of Representatives a large portrait 
opposite that of Washington and this noble statue at the east front of 
her capitol corresponding in position to Washington on the south, both 
representing the face and pose of North Carolina's best beloved son, 
Z. B. Vance. Why thus selected? The votes of legislators, the ma- 
jority of whom were not of his political faith, three years after his 
death ordered the portrait and this statue by unanimous vote of the 
General Assembly — political friends and political enemies uniting in the 
tribute five years after his death. 

"For nearly forty years his was a public life in the noonday glare, 
subjected to the searchlight of political foes. 

"He was made Governor in 1862 and left the capital in 1865, the 
day before its occupation by Sherman. His father was David Vance. 
It took three generations of heroes and patriotic citizens, Vances and 
BaIRDS, Scotch-Irish people, from King's Mountain down, to make a 
Zebulon B. Vance. 

"Great and attractive as he was as Governor, in public and in 
social life, he appeared at his best in his home as husband, father and 
host. 

"He married Miss Harriet N. Espy, who died in 1878, during 
his third term as Governor. They had four sons. 

"In 1880 he married Mrs. Florence Steele Martin, of Kentucky. 
On April 15, 1894, 'the whole state was a house of mourning.' No 
event since the surrender had so moved the people as the word which 
announced 'Vance is dead.' 

"Representative Swanson, of Virginia, after a beautiful tribute 
to him as our (Virginia's) brave 'champion and defender,' said he is 
sometimes called the Senator from North Carolina and Virginia." 

In 1863-4 Zebulon Vance left Raleigh (when the disasters at 
Gettysburg and Vicksburg caused such despondency that desertions 
were depleting the Army) , visited the armies, made wonderful speeches, 
whereby hope was substituted for despair, and the battered regiments 
of other states as well as North Carolina were nerved again with cour- 
age. Partly as the result of this campaign oratory General Lee was 
able to make his wonderful resistance to General Grant, who had 
trebled his numbers. It is said that Lee said Vance's speeches were 
worth more than 5,000 recruits. President Davis, who had not at 
first been partial to Vance, on the eve of the collapse grasped his hand 
at parting, saying, "God bless you, Governor, and your noble State." 




Zebulon Baird Vance, 

United Slates Senator from North Carolina. 



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Children of Israel and MaRY Tate Baird (he died in 1849 at 
Asheville) . 
There were seven daughters and three sons, among them — 
Harriet. Married Mr. Atkinson. Asheville. 

James S. T. (Dr.). Married, first, Sarah L. Abbott, 1857; second, Clara 
Cottrell, of Richmond, Va. 

[He was a surgeon in the Civil War and served in the State Legislature.] 

Mary P. Married U. S. Senator Lee S. Overman, North Carolina. 

William B. Married Lillian Small. 

Margaret S. Married James B. Kenny. 

Charles J. Married Jennie Bently, New York. 

Maud S. 

Susana. Married Mr. Reynolds. Issue: N. A. Reynolds, Asheville, N. C. 

Children of Margaret R. Baird and Samuel Smith (Samuel was 
a son of Coleman and Tabitha Thatcher Smith) : 

Joseph Hale, born 1822. First Lieutenant 29th North Carolina Regiment. 

Died 1865. Unmarried. 
Mary Evelina, born 1826. Married William M. Weaver, 1847. Issue: Nine 

children, Asheville, N. C. 
Jane L., born 1828. Married Col. John A. Fagg, 1859 (Colonel in Mexican 

War). Issue: Two children. 
Cathrine P., born 1830. Married Michael Myers in Tennessee, 1866. Lived 

at Fort Worth, Texas. 

Margaret A., born 1831. Married Thomas Draper, Knoxville, 1855. Issue: 
Sally, Rowland, Joseph. 

William B. ' (Capt.), born 1834. Wounded at Malvern Hill. Married 
Catherine, daughter of James R. Rupert, of Mobile, 1871. 

Myra Roxanna, born 1836. Married N. W. Easterly, 1865. 

James Madison (Lieutenant in Civil War), born 1841. Married Kate Barker, 
of Carrolton, Mo., 1869. 

Hannah E., born 1842; died 1862. Married Osborn Deaver. 

Sarah A. E., born 1846; died 1867. Unmarried. 

Children of James Madison and ELIZA T. BaIRD: 

Mary J., born 1838; died 1878. Married Thomas J. Lee, Mississippi, Decem- 
ber 26, 1854. 

Ann Cathrine, born 1840. Married John H. Richards, Columbus, Miss., 
October, 1859. Issue: Bessie and Kitty. 

John Rupert, born 1841. Married Miss Nannie Clendenin, Catchings, Miss., 

April 26. 1866. He died 1916. She died 1913. 
James Israel, born 1842; died 1844. 

William Henry, M.D., born 1844. Married Addie McLemore, Mississippi; 
died 1903. 

Joseph Bedent (planter), born in 1845 in Inverness, Miss. Married Susan 
Evans. 

Victoria Ann, born 1847; died at Asheville, N. C, 1897. 



188 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

George Young, born May 31, 1849; died 1853. 

Thomas Rupert (lawyer), born 1850. Married Annie Montgomery, Indianola, 

Miss. He died in 1911. 
James Madison, born 1852; died 1854. 
Robert Wade, born 1855. Married Margaret Dabney McLemore, Ft. Loring, 

Miss. 
Delia Virginia, born 1857. Married Mr. Richards of Columbus. 

Children of WlLLIAM and CHRISTINE WEAVER BAIRD: 
I. N. (Capt.). 
William. 
Zebulon. 
Elisha (Dr). 
John. 
Mary. 
Catherine. 

Children of Jane Eliza BAIRD and Monteville Weaver: 

Fulton. Unmarried. 

John. Married Miss Garrison. Issue: Annie Laurie. 

Bascombe (Dr.). Issue: Mary Ann Reagan, Martha Vandiver (married Mr. 
Parker) . 

Children of Lewis and Margaret A. Riggs: 

Addison H. Married Norah Albright. 

Frank P. Married Annie Herbert. 

Mary Blanch. Married J. P. Lisk. Issue: Helen. 

Drusilla. 

Children of David B. and Clara McM. Riggs: 

C. C. Married Jennie Connor. 

Elmer B. Married Mary Woodruff. 

Lillie F. Married Chas. Havens. 

Clara. 

Lewis Lisbon. 

Children of John C. and Emma E. Riggs: 

Elias E. Married Mary Basto. 

Children of Ida L. Riggs and C. H. Perrine: 

Elias R. Married Etta Sexton. 
Elizabeth E. Married F. H. Gordon. 
Frank. 
Bertha. 

Children of Addison H. and Norah A. Riggs: 

Earl. Married Terese Gallager. Issue: A daughter, Dorothy. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION. 
Children of William Thomas and C. Hannah Baird, Kirksville, Mo.: 

Frank. 

Alta. Married E. L. Belshe. Issue: Two boys and two girls (R. F. D. 2, 
Balswood Farm, Norwood Park, Chicago, 111.). 

Children of ROBERT A. and CORNELIA LOWE BAIRD: 

Laura May, born 1863. 

Robert Douglass, born 1868. Married Jessie F. Pryor. 

Ada Cornelia, born 1871; died 1888. 

Malcolm, born 1873. Married Eva Pearson, 1902. 

James Lock, born 1875. California. Unmarried. 

Mary Alice, born 1877. Married Charles Woodward, 1894, Sterling, Colo. 
Issue: Two children. 

Eveline, born 1879. Married W. S. Tyler, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Norma Elise, born 1884 at Holly Springs, Miss. 

Children of Felix W. and HARRIET BAIRD: 

Isabella Ann, born 1827. Married Mr. Hogan in 1844. She died in 1854. 

Wm. Tazewell (Dr.), 1829-1906. Married Martha T. Hampton. Dr. A. T. 
B., of Darlington, S. C, is a son. Grandson, Tazewell W. McNary, La. 

Felix Walker, 1831-1848. 

Buncombe, born 1833. 

Narcissa Ann, born 1835. Married, first, Sylvian Trichelle in 1854. Issue: 
A daughter, Estelle. Married, second, F. W. Grant, 1870. Issue: Two 
daughters. 

Children of ALFRED H. and Abbie R. BAIRD, Texas: 

Redford Erwin, died 1889. 
Alfred H. 
Robert R. 
James A. 
Joseph C. 

Loretta T. Married W. A. Fry, Denton County, Texas. Issue: A son, 

Alfred F. 
Margaret A. 
Mary E. 
Hannah M. 
Myra Sue. 

Children of ZEBULON and Emma S. Baird, North Carolina: 

Carnaro. 

Adolphus. 

Hannah. 

Aileen. 

L — , a daughter. 



190 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of HARRIET BAIRD and Mr. Atkinson: 
Five children (no record). 

Children of Dr. James S. T. and Sarah A. BAIRD (first wife) : 

Seven sons and three daughters, among them: 
Charles W. 
James R. 
Thurman G. 
Kenneth B. 

Children of Mary P. BAIRD and Lee S. Overman: 

William. 

Gertrude. 

Maude. 

Lillian. 

Dorothy. 

Children of WILLIAM B. and LILLIAN S. BAIRD: 

Lillian. 

Children of MARGARET S. BAIRD and James B. Kenny: 

Augustus S. 

Children of Charles J. and JENNIE B. BAIRD, New York: 

No record. 

Children of MARGARET BAIRD and A. S. Merriman: 

Edgar. Married Mary Foreman. Issue: Augusta, Sterling, Ashley. 
Branch H. Married Nellie Scales, of North Carolina. Issue: Nellie, Bessie, 
Margaret, Mary. 

Children of CATHERINE Phebe BAIRD and Michael Myers: 

Michael, born 1868; died 1900. Unmarried. 

Catherine, born 1871. Married R. M. Rowland, 1895. Issue: Nene, Catherine, 

Meredith, Maude, Mary S. 
Joseph S., born 1873. Issue: Possibly Ruth, Alice, Eugene, Robert. 

Children of Mary J. BAIRD and Thomas J. Lee: 

Thomas B. Married Sue Rupert. 

Joseph L. 

Annie V. Married Sam Richardson, Mississippi. 

Edna B. Married B. Welmot, Mississippi. 

Mamie B. 

James H. Married Cora Baker, Mississippi. 

Children of Anna CATHERINE BAIRD and John H. Richards: 

Charles Richardson. Married Corinne Holloway. 
Elizabeth. Married Jack Copewing. 



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Rupert. Married Addie Davis. 
Cathrine. Married Kennedy. 
May. Married Cary Cooke. 
William D. 

Children of John Rupert and Nannie C. Baird, Mississippi: 

Thomas C. (Dr.), born 1872; died 1916. Married Elvira G. Terrell. Issue: 
Dorothy, Nancy, Thomas (died 1911); Anna (married at Quincy, Miss., 
October 4, 1900). 

James C, born 1877. Married Mary E. Long. Issue: John R., James C, 
Henry Long. Married in Memphis, Tenn., July 30, 1902. 

Children of JOSEPH BEDENT and Susan (Evans) BAIRD: 

Lady Mildred. Married John M. Montgomery, of Meridian, Miss., April 26, 

1917. 
Anne E. Married Jas. Branden Moore, Savannah, Ga. 

Children of Frank P. and Annie H. Riggs: 

Frank Jr. First husband of Fannie Reed. Issue: Rachel, Robert, Margaret. 
Frederick. Second husband of Fannie Reed. 

Children of Mary B. Riggs and J. P. Lusk: 

Helen. 

Children of Elmer B. and Mary W. Riggs: 

Helen. 

Charles Clifford. 

Children of Lillie F. Riggs and Chas. W. Havens: 
Charles R. Married Cora A. . Issue: Dorothy. 

Children of Elias F. and Marjy B. Riggs: 

John Milton. Married Miss Case. 
Emma. 

Children of Elias R. and Etta S. Perrine: 
Lacona. 
Vivian. 

Children of Elizabeth E. Perrine and F. H. Gordon: 

Maud Ethel. 
Russell. 
Ida Louisa. 

Children of Dr. Wm. TAZEWELL and MARTHA H. BaIRD: 
Inman, born 1861. 

Samuel T. (Congressman), died in Washington, D. C, 1899. 
Andrew T. (Dr.), of Darlington, S. C. 
C. T. Editor in Bastrop, La. 
Felix Wilmer, died at the age of 21. 



192 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

SAMUEL T. BAIRD was well known in Northern Louisiana, where 
for seventeen years he had been a prominent factor of the bar, on the 
bench, and in politics. He was a son of Dr. TAZEWELL BaIRD, of 
Louisiana, and was born at Oak Ridge, La., 1861. In 1884 he was 
elected District Attorney of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, serving four 
years. He was made District Judge. After occupying this position 
four years he relinquished it to resume his private practice. In 1 896 
he was elected to the State Senate. He was a delegate to the National 
Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1 896. Mr. BaIRD had just 
finished his first term in the House of Representatives and had been 
re-elected to the Fifty-sixth Congress when he was stricken with acute 
rheumatism. He died in Washington, D. C, 1899. His body was 
taken to Bastrop, La., accompanied by a Congressional Committee con- 
sisting of fourteen Representatives. He left a wife and two children. 

Children of Estelle Trichelle and Prof. G. M. Hayden, her first 
husband, 1871 ; he died 1884: 
Estelle Trichelle. 

Children of Estelle Trichelle and H. C. Oltrogse, her second husband, 
1885, of New York City: 
Annie F. 
Henry Carl, born 1889. 

Children of David Clark and Hannah V. Perrine: 

David Vanderveer, born 1853 at Freehold, N. J. Married Elizabeth Wycoff 
Conover (born 1857), November 29, 1900. 

William Conover, 1855-1856. 

John Rhea, 1857-1861. 

Mary Conover, 1863-1873. 

Arthur D., 1868-1869. 

The following record given by William B. Baird, Lacrosse, Ark.: 

In 1878 he was in Lebanon, Tenn., on a visit, and gathered this 
information. 

JosiAH BaIRD was a native of North Carolina. He had three broth- 
ers, Jeremiah, William, Andrew. 

Josiah and Jeremiah about 1 805 or 1810 moved to Smith County, 
Tennessee, twenty miles from Lebanon. 

William and Andrew about the same time went to Barren County, 
Kentucky. 

There were two sisters. One married Hunt and settled near her 



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brothers in Kentucky; the other married Wood and went to Arkansas. 
Josiah's son Reuben was born 1801. Married and had issue: 

Jeremiah. 

Josiah. 

Jesse. 

Sarah. 

Hannah. 

Nancy. 

Molly. 

» 

Jesse Baird told W. B., 1878, that a cousin, Zebulon Baird, 
lived at Lebanon. (He may have been a son of Jeremiah.) 

W. B. met a Mrs. Wood at Jacksonport, Ark., whose maiden 
name was Baird, who said Governor Vance was related. 

These may have been sons of Zebulon (who died 1804, whose 
wife was Anna Smith), though his will mentions only Andrew, David, 
James and Joseph. They may have been grandsons of bis by his son 
Andrew, who had a sister, Mrs. Hunt. I think this Zebulon, of Leba- 
non, went to California. 

"When Carolina was divided into North and South Carolina, the first governof 
the king appointed for North Carolina was named Salisbury. After he resigned, 
the king appointed a man named Vance governor. In the course of time the 
grandson of Governor Salisbury married the granddaughter of Governor Vance. 
Their daughter married Jno. Ray." — (An old letter.) 

GROUP 5— John. 

r 

John BAIRD, of Morris County, New Jersey, born 1 760, died 
1 808. He married Mary Bockoven in 1 783. She was born in 1 765 
and died in 1 853. He served as a private in the Revolution. He entered 
at sixteen and served till the close. Tradition says his uncle was an 
officer and opposed his entering the army. His sons were: William, John, 
George, Elisha. In William and Margaret O'Riley's family occur the 
same list of names (except George). He may have been a son of 
John, Jr., mentioned as "family." The fact of "Avis" still being used 
as a name among his descendants seems to prove it. John P. Baird 
has a cousin, Avis, named by her grandfather for his great-grandmother, 
Avis. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of John and Mary Bockoven Baird : 

William, 1784-1858. Married Rhoda Pruden (1787-1835). 
Margaret, 1786-1807. Married A. Chamberlain. 
Mary, born 1789. Married Lewis Pruden. 

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194 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Elizabeth, bom 1791. Married E. Hayden. 

Hannah, born 179—. Married Mr. Gable. 

John, born 1 798. 

George, born 1801. Had a son, Archibald, who died in 1917, aged 102 years. 
Has a grandson, James E. Baird, of Basking Ridge, N. J. 

Elisha, born 1803. Married Eliza Shelly. Issue: A grandson and grand- 
daughter. Miss Young. 

Sarah, bom 1886. Married Mr. Eddy. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of WlLLIAM and R.HQDA P. BaIRD: 

Jemima, born 1809. Married Mr. Hinds (possibly Jas. P). 

Phoebe, born 1811. Married Mr. Guerin (possibly John D.). 

John, born 1813. Went West. 

Peter, 1814-1850. Married Nancy Bockoven (1816-1889) in 1837. 

Henry, born 1816. Married Esther High. 

Johanna, born 1818. Married Finley Southard. 

William, born 1820. Married Mary Potts. 

Bryan, born 1822. Married Hannah High. 

[Nancy Bockoven was a daughter of George Bockoven and Margaret Smith. 
George B. was a brother of Mary B., who married John Baird.] 

PETER BaIRD and wife, NANCY, with Charles Breeze and wife, 
Phoebe Brockman, made the trip to Ohio in a wagon and visited home 
three times; the last trip both couples had three children. 

Children of Peter and Nancy Bockoven Baird : 

William. Had eight children, who lived in Ohio. 

Peter. Had four children, one by name of Avis. 

Margaret. Had three daughters. 

Rhoda. 

John. 

Charles. 

John BaIRD, Sr., joined the Army in 1 776 as a private and served 
till the close. He was made Corporal and Sergeant, and was Second 
Lieutenant at the Battle of Tarrytown, where he was slightly wounded. 
He was in battles at Ash Swamp, Martins Woods, Woodbridge, and 
Short Hills. He served under Captain Ward and Colonel Seely„ It is 
said his uncle was an officer. 

WILLS. 

3508 N. of Wills. 

Secretary of State of New Jersey. 
Mary Bockoven Baird, widow of John Baird, late of Morris County, leaves 
her son William six cents and no more. Mentions daughters Margaret Chamber- 



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lain, Mary Pruden, Elizabeth Hayden, Hannah Gable, and Sarah Eddy; and 
sons George and Elisha. Mentions widow and children of deceased son John. Ex.: 
Sons George and Elisha, 1842. Witnesses: John V. Abraham and Henry Stevens. 

3881 N. of Wills. 

William Baird, of Township County, of Morris, N. J., mentions housekeeper 
Elizabeth Vreeland. Sons: John, Henry, William, and Bryan. Daughter: Johanna, 
wife of Turley Southard of Newark. Children of daughter: Jemima, "who may be 
living at the time of my death, excepting however Jas. P. Hinds, who is hereby ex- 
pressly excluded from any share." Ex.: Sons Henry and William, 1857. 

V. Dalrimple, Aug. W. Cutter, and John D. Guerin, witnesses. 

Codicil December 21, 1857: Provision is made for the children of son Peter, 
now deceased, who lives in Ohio. "My son Wm. shall not be an executor." Wit- 
nesses: J. H. Osborne and John H. Anderson. Proved by Augusta Cutter, 1858. 
Proved and recorded June 7, 1858. (Liber C, p. 724.) 

Mrs. John P. BAIRD (nee Bertha Hamilton) of Little Rock, 
Ark., wife of John P., a descendant of Peter and Nancy B. Baird, 
of Ohio, sent the preceding record. 



CHAPTER VI. ENGLISH BEARDS. 

In the spring of 1639 the English first began to make a set- 
tlement in Mil ford, Conn. 

The colonists arrived in Boston, Mass., 1637, in two ships, one 
called Hector. They came down to New Haven and remained 
there during the year 1638. In 1639 agents made first purchase of 
land from the Indians. "It comprehended the tract of land lying be- 
tween the East River and the Housatonic, and the sea with the island 
south and the two-mile Indian path to Paugus (Derby) north." 

The consideration given was "6 coats, 10 blankets, 1 kettle, 12 
hatchets, 1 2 hoes, 2 dozen knives and a dozen small glasses [mirrors] ." 

The body of planters traveled from New Haven to Milford by 
land, following the Indian footpaths, driving their cattle and other 
domestic animals before them. Sergeant Timothy Tibbals piloted the 
company through the woods, he having been there before. 

As soon as they were established they combined themselves into a 
little republic. 

The number of free planters in the colony was forty-four, no others 
having the liberty to act in the choice of carrying on public affairs in 
the plantation. They were all professors of the Christian religion. 
Altogether there were probably about 200 individuals and fifty-four 
families in the settlement. 

The pastor of this colony, Peter Prudden, came from Edgeton, 
Yorkshire, England, and probably most of the colony came from York- 
shire and Herefordshire, where he had preached. 

Martha Beard's husband, James (tradition says) died on the ship 
coming over. Mr. Chas. C. Beard has the sword Martha brought over. 

Their children were: 



SECOND GENERATION. 

James, died 1642. Unmarried. 

John. Tradition says a carpenter by trade. Born in England. Came with 
mother in 1639. Married Anna Hawley, 1653. Died 1690. His name 
appears in Colonial Records as Capt. John. He was captain of a military 
company and took part in King Philip's War. 

Jeremiah. Married. Had no children. Propounded Freeman, 1671. 
Sarah. Married Nicholas Camp. Died 1689. 

Martha. Married John Streame, 1649. She died in 1706. He died in 1685. 



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THIRD GENERATION. 
Children of John and Anna H. Beard: 

John, born 1654. Married, first, Sarah ; second, Abigail Hollingworth. 

He died in 1 708. 

Elizabeth, born 1656. Unmarried. 

Mary, born 1658. Married Sergt. Timothy Baldwin, son of Timothy, the settler. 

James, born 1661; died 1709 Unmarried. 

Anna, born 1664. Married William Fowler. 

Joseph, born !666. Married, first, Sarah Sanford, of New Haven; second, 
Mary Baldwin Smith. , 

Samuel, born 1669. Married Sarah Clark, 1696. He was ensign of the Milford 
Traine Band, 1715, and lieutenant, 1723. Moved to Ripton Parish, now 
Huntington, in 1726. Died in 1754. 

Jeremiah and Ebinezar (twins), born 1672. Jeremiah married Martha (Mercy) 
Pettit. Ebinezar died in 1674. 

Sarah, 1675. Married John Buckingham. 

Children of John and Martha B. Streame: 

Mary, born 1653. Married David Baldwin. 

Abigail, baptized 1655. Married Thomas Tibals, 1672. 

John, born 1657. Married Mary Coley. No children. 

Thomas, born 1661. 

Martha, born 1664. Married Thomas Coley. 

Sarah, born 1667. Married Ephram Burwell, 1698. She died in 1729. 

Children of Sarah Beard and Nicholas Camp: 
Abigail. 
Samuel. 
Joseph. 
Mary. 
John. 
Sarah. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Children of John and first wife, Sarah Beard: 

Sarah, baptized 1703. 

Children of John and second wife, Abigail H. Beard: 

Abigail, born 1706. Married Rev. Jonathan Arnold, of West Haven, Conn. 

Children of Mary Beard and Timothy Baldwin: 

Mary, baptized 1682. Married Mr. Camp. 
Anna. Married Nathaniel Farrand. 
Billings, baptized 1697. 
Timothy, baptized 1700. 



198 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

Children of Anna Beard and William Fowler: 

Elizabeth, baptized 1691. Married Nathan Clark. 
Hannah, baptized 1695. Married Ebenezer Smith. 
Margaret, born 1698. Married Samuel Smith. 
William, born 1700. Married Eunice Hayes. 
Jonathan, baptized 1703. 

Children of Joseph and (first) Sarah Sanford Beard: 

John, born 1702. Married Malha Burwell. 

Children of Joseph and (second) Mary Smith Beard: 

Joseph, born 1707. Married Sarah Piatt. 

Sarah, born 1708. Married Samuel Prudden, 1742. 

Mary, born 1710. 

Benjamin, born 1714. Married Abigail Clark. He fought in the French and 
Indian War. His sword with 1 744 cut into it was used by his son, Col. 
Andrew Beard, in the Revolution. 

Children of Samuel and Sarah C. Beard: 

Samuel, 1697. Married Sarah Buckingham. No children. 

Deborah (Elizabeth), 1699. Married Enoch Davis, of Huntingdon. 

James, born 1703. Married Joanna Walker, of Stratford, 1723. Lived in 
^Huntingdon, Conn. He had a gun given him by his great-uncle, which he 
brought from England. 

Nathan, born 1706. Married Sarah Smith. He died in 1769. Had a grist 
mill near Stradford, Conn. 

Abigail, baptized 1708. Married Israel Woodward, of Watertown, Conn., 1730. 
He commanded a company in the French and Indian War. They had eleven 
children. 

George, baptized 1719. Married Mary . 



Children of Jeremiah and Martha P. Beard: 

Sarah, born 1698. Married Samuel Piatt, of New Milford, Conn. 

Ann, born 1701. Married John Eells, New Canaan, Conn. He preached 
first sermon in the new meeting house in Milford. 

Mary, born 1706. Married John Smith. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of John and Martha B. Beard: 

John, baptized 1729. Married Abigail Clark, 1753. Justice of Peace. 

Children of Joseph and Sarah P. Beard: 

Sarah, born 1738. Married Abraham Baldwin, Milford, Conn. 

Abigail, born 1740. Married John Arnold. 

Mary, born 1743. Married Timothy Camber, Waterbury, Conn. 

Joseph, born 1751. , 



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Children of Benjamin and Abigail C. Beard: 
Abigail, born 1750. Married Joshua Baldwin. 
Andrew, born 1 752. Married Susan Rogers, 1 779. 
Sarah. 
Mary. 
Ann. 
David, born 1762. Married, first, Polly Comstock, 1790; second, Sarah Hine, 

1814. No children. He fought in the Revolutionary War. 
Comfort, born 1764. Married Benajah Nettleton, 1789. 

Children of Debora Beard and Enoch Davis: 

Samuel B., born 1734. Married Rebekah. He died in 1779. 

Children of James and Joanna W. Beard: 

David, born 1725 in Long Hill, Huntingdon, Conn. Known as Deacon David. 
Lived in Isinglass, Huntington. Fought in the Revolution. Married Anne. 
Died 1812. Wife born 1724; died 1776 in Ripton. 

James, born 1728. Graduate of College of New Jersey. M.A. at Yale, 1754. 
Lived in Derby, Conn. Fought in the Revolution in Captain Holbrook's com- 
pany under Nathan Smith. For many years Judge of Court of Common 
Pleas for New Haven. Married, first, Ruth Holbrook, 1754; second, 
Mrs Hobart, of Guilford, Conn., 1781. No children. 

Sarah, born 1730. Married Zachariah Blackman. Lived in New Haven. 

Samuel, born 1734 in Long Hill, Fluntington, Conn. Known as Deacon Samuel. 
Sergeant Beard in Revolution in Captain Birdsey's company, and was also pri- 
vate in Connecticut militia during War of 1812 under William Edwards. 
Married Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Wheeler. 

Eunice. 

Children of Nathan and Sarah S. Beard: 
Sarah, born 1 730. Married Henry Garlick. 
Samuel, born 1734. 
Nathan, 1742. 
Azariah, married Thankful. 
Dolly, married Whitmore Beardslee, 178 — . 

Children of Abigail Beard and Israel Woodward: 

Nathan, born 1732. Married, first, Sarah Hickox; second, Enise Painter. 

Anna, born 1733. Married Wait Scott, 1753. Nine children. 

Abel, born 1736. Married Lucy Atwood, 1765. 

Abigail. 

Israel, born 1740. Married Abigail Stoddard, 1765. Five children. 

John, born 1741. Married Lydia Trobridge. Five children. 

Asa, born 1743. Died at the age of 85 years. 

Eunice, born 1746. Married Asa Curtiss, 1765. Eight children. 

Elijah, born 1747. Married Polly Griswold. Eight children. 



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Children of George and Mary Beard: 
Timothy, baptized 1746. 
Gideon, baptized 1 747, Huntington, Conn. 
Jeremiah, baptized 1750. Married Phoebe Riggs, 1785. 

Charles. Married Sarah Ann Clark, April 13, 1788. Blacksmith. Went from 
Milford, Conn., to Goshen, Orange County, N. Y. Sarah died in 1788. 

Children of Mary Beard and John Smith: 

Mary, born 1731. Married John Gibb. 

Beard, born 1733; died 1736. 

Mehitable, born 1735. 

Beard Still, born 1737; died 1750. 

John, born 1740. 

Amniel, born 1745; died 1750. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 
Children of John and Abigail C. Beard: 

John, born 1754, died 1756. 

Ephraim, born 1756. 

Martha, born 1758; died 1788. 

John, born 1760. He enlisted for King's army in the fort at New Haven. 

Member of White Button Company at time of the Revolution. Married 

Ann Benjamin. 
Abigail, born 1761. 

Children of Sarah Beard and Abraham Baldwin: 
Sarah, born 1769; died 1770. 

Beard, born 1771. Married Sybil. Issue: Eleven children. 
Sarah, born 1773; died 1823. 
Comfort, born 1774; died 1807. 
Mary, born 1778; died 1818. 
Abigail, born 1780. 

Children of Abigail Beard and Joshua Baldwin: 

Hezekiah, born 1775. 

Mary, born 1779. 

Abigail. Married Joseph Fowler. 

Elizabeth. Married Joel Hine. 

Sarah. Married Samuel Tibbals. 

Elijah, born 1789. Graduate of Yale, 1812. Minister. 

Children of Andrew and Susan R. Beard: 

Sally, born 1781. Married Samuel Baldwin, 1802. 

Andrew, born 1784; died 1785. 

Andrew, born 1786. Called Colonel Andrew. Married Nancy Camp, 1811. 



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Benjamin, born 1788; died 1876. 
Susan, born 1790. Married William Smith. 
Abigail, born 1793. Married Samuel Clark. 
Mariah, born 1 796. Married Hezekiah Smith. 
David, born 1798, died 1879. Unmarried. 
Joseph, born 1800. Married Mary Ann Baldwin. 
Minerva, born 1802; died 1887. 

Children of David and Polly Comstock Beard: 

Homer, born 1791. Married Phoebe Morehouse, 1841. 

Benjamin, born 1794. 

Maria, born 1797. 

Minerva, born 1800. Married Samuel Beebe, New Milford, Conn. 

Seymore, born 1805; died 1836. 

Eliza, born 1809. Married Daniel Morehouse, 1850. 

Children of Comfort Beard and Benajah Nettleton: 

William, born 1790. 
Abigail, born 1791. 
Seman, born 1793. 
Hezekiah, born 1796. 
Joseph, born 1 798. 
Anna, born 1801. 
Edward, born 1804. 
Charles A., born 1807. 

Children of David and Anne Beard. 

David, born 1755 in Huntington, Conn. Married, first, Polly or Mercy, daugh- 
ter of Captain Beach and Charity Tomlinson, 1789. She died 1793. He 
married, second, Ruth, daughter of Ruth Holbrook and James Beard, 1795. 
In 1834 he moved to Pompey, N. Y., with his son David. He died there. 

Sarah, born 1 757. Married Zachariah Blackman, Stradford, Conn. 

Ebenezer, born 1 759. Lived at Isinglass, Conn. Married Ann Thompson. 
Soldier in Revolution. 

Anna, born 1761. Married, first, David Curtiss, Stratford; second, James Black- 
man. 

Samuel Buckingham, 1764; died 1776. 

Mary, born 1766; died 1776. 

Children of James and Ruth Holbrook Beard: 

Annet, born 1756. Married Levi Tomlinson. 

Samuel, born 1757; died 1758. 

Ruth, baptized 1759. Married her cousin, David Beard. 

Lucy, baptized 1762. Married Rev. Daniel Tomlinson. 

James, born 1765, in Derby, Conn. Married Harriet Wolcott, of Hartford. 
He was a sea captain. 

Daniel (Dr.), born 1767. Married Betsey Field, West Brookfield, Mass. 



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David, born 1770. Married Eliza Chapin. 
Elizabeth, born 1772. Unmarried. 

William (Dr.), born 1775. Married, first, Abigail Blaksee; second, Hannah 
Farnum, Worcester, Mass. No children. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Wheeler Beard, Huntington, Conn. : 

Lavinia, 1760-1830. Married, first, Lewis Judson, 1780, no children; second, 
Lemuel Wooster, 1790. Issue: Lewis, Anna, Rebecca, Judson, Lyman, 
Harriet, Tommie. 

Rebecca, 1763-1807. Married Joseph Smith, 1788, Torrington, Conn. Issue: 
Nine children. 

Joel, 1765-1849. Married, first, Mercy Blackman, 1787; second, Mrs. Abby 

Hawley, 1829. 
James, 1768-1855. Married, first, Phoebe Newton, 1797; second, Mary Ann 

Ford, 1826, Milford, Conn. 
Elizabeth, 1771-1863. Married John Wooster, Jr., 1791, Well's Hollow, 

Huntington, Conn. 
Sarah, 1773-1862. Married Stiles Curtiss, 1794, Woodbury, Conn. He died 

in 1850. 
Joanna, 1776-1866. Married William Summers, 1798, Woodbury, Conn. Is- 
sue: Seven children. 
Samuel, 1779-1875. Married Articretia Wooster, 1804, Oxford, N. Y., and 

Troy, Pa. 
Polly, 1783-1872. Married, first, Augustin Beardsley; second, Joel Champ; 

third, Elijah Sherman. She died in East Troy, Wis. 

Children of Azariah and Thankful Beard: 
Jehoida, 1770-1773. 
Hoda, 1777. 
Anna, 1782. 
Charity, 1784. 

Children of Charles and Sarah Ann Clark Beard: 

He may have had other children. One son was — 

James Clark Beard, born 1803; died 1898. He had a son, Niram Curtis 

Rundal Beard, who had a son, James Clark Beard, who had a son, Curtis 

J. Beard, of New York City. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

Children of John and Ann Benjamin Beard: 

Nancy. Married, first, Mr. Fitch, of New Haven, Conn., had one son, George; 

second, Smith, of Milford, Conn. 
Polly. Married, first, Mr. McNeal, two children; second, Thaddeus Nettleton, 

of Milford, Conn. 
Abby. Married John Plumb, Milford. 
John. Died in infancy. 
John. 



ENGLISH BEARDS 203 

Frederick, born 1794, in Edford, 111.; died 1861. Married Roxanna Cone, 
1818. Issue: John Gustavus Beard. 

Children of Samuel and Sally Baldwin Beard: 
Noah, 1804. 
Lavinia, 1806. 
Sally, 1807. 
Sybil C, 1810. 
Samuel, 1812. 
David, 1814. 

Susan, 1815. 

# 
Children of Andrew and Nancy (Camp) Beard. Milford, Conn. : 
Rogers Andrew, 1811-1894. Married Martha Baldwin, 1833. 
Allen Camp, 1813-1897. Married Abigail Smith, 1840. 
Addison, 1815-1895. Married Anna Maria Baldwin, 1837. 

George Newion, 1817. Married, first, Sarah Peck Glenny, 1853; second, Abby 
Perkins. 

Eleazer Judson, 1819-1886. Married Martha J. Carrington, 1864, Mulford, 
Conn. (George Newton and Eleazer lived in St. Louis, Mo.) 

Ira, 1821-1880. Married Isabella Orr Shaw, 1850, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Andrew, 1824. Married Mary . 

Children of William and Susan (Beard) Smith: 
William, 1807-1812. 

Beard, 1815-1885. Married, first, Mary Hine, 1839; second, Susan Piatt, 1863. 
Susan, 1817-1897. 

Abigail, 1821-1870. Married Allen Camp Beard, 1840, Bethany, Conn. 
Grace Ann, '1822- 1873. Married Nathan Clark, Jr. 
Celia Kalhrine, 1826-1881. 

r 

Children of Hezekiah and Maria (Beard) Smith: 
Minerva, 1822. Married Almon Nettleton. 
Dennis, 1826-1895. Married Abigail Alicia Beard, 1863. 
Lucretia, 1828-1870. Unmarried. 
Martha Maria, 1833. Married Joel Smith. 
Hezekiah Prosper, 1835-1863, in the army near Falmouth, Va. 

Children of Joseph and Mary Ann (Baldwin) Beard: 

Joseph Treat, 1840. Married Alice Davis, 1872, Milford, Conn. 

Children of Samuel Beebe and Minerva (Beard) Sterling: 
Homer, 1829-1865. 

Edward, 1832. Married Cornelia S. Hine, 1875. Son, Herbert Chester. 
Martin, 1834. 
Henry, 1836-1863. 

Mary Elizabeth, 1839. Married Ambrose B. Judy, 1879. Illinois. 
George, 1842. 



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Children of David and Polly (Tomlinson) Beard: 
Unnamed, born 1790. 
Beach, 1791-1881. Married Frances Curtis, 1816. Resided in Fayetteville, 

N. Y. 
Linson, 1793-1804. 

Children of Stiles and Sarah (Beard) Curtis: 
Amzi, 1795-1869. Unmarried. 
John, 1797-1888. Married Maria Gilbert, 1818. 
Maria, 1800-1895. Married William Graham Moseley, 1821, of Southbury, 

Conn. They lived in Boston, Mass. 
Caroline, 1802-1846. Married Samuel Smith, of South Britain, Conn. 
Harriet, 1804-1885. Married Truman Minor, Woodbury, Conn. 
Eliza, 1806-1840. Unmarried. 
Charles, 1812-1872. Married, first, Emily Lambert, 1838; second, Mary Gleason 

Goodwin, 1842. They lived at Cleveland, Ohio. 
Henry Stiles, 1814-1869. Married Elizabeth Benham, 1840. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 
Children of Beach ancr Frances (Curtis) Beard: 

Beach Curtis, 1817-1891. Married Caroline Hannah Callender, 1840. 

Henry Linson, 1819-1888. Married Ann Maria Callendar, 1846. 

Morris, 1821. Married Almira Wells. 1845. 

Ira, 1822-1844. Unmarried. 

Huntington, 1826. Married Sarah E. Hale, 1869. 

Frances, 1828-1862. Married Napoleon B. Gardner, 1848. 

Randolph, 1831. Married Helen Knapp. 

Ellen, 1838. Married Robert Crouse, 1858. 

NINTH GENERATION. 
Children of Randolph and Helen A. (Knapp) Beard: 

Gertrude L., 1854. Married Charles H. Price, 1873. 

Minnie A., 1856. Married Seth D. Baker, 1877. She died in 1881. 

Francis A., 1858-1874. 

Robert Huntington, 1863. 

This record is brought still further by Ruth Beard, of Shelton, Conn. 




APPENDIX. 



THE WASHINGTON FAMILY. 

For years historians and genealogists were keen on the trail of 
the Washington family in England. They knew that Washington 
himself had once stated that his family had come from one of the 
northern counties of England, but this information, vague as it 
was, threw many off the scent; they did no't take into account 
the migrations of the family, and so were perplexed by the per- 
sistent claims of the little town of Sulgrave, in North Hants, that 
it was the "cradle of the Washingtons." Traces of the family 
are at Whitfield or Tuwhitfield, Warton Parish, Lancashire, not to mention earlier 
footprints of the Washingtons in and near Durham, in the vicinity of which are 
Washington Hall and the hamlet or "Town of the Wassings," dating back to the 
days of the Conqueror. These were trails enough to confuse searchers, all the way 
from Washington Irving down the line. It was a Mr. Waters who at length had 
the success of linking the Reverend Lawrence Washington, M.A., of Purleigh, with 
the Sulgrave family, and thus with John and Lawrence who left England for Vir- 
ginia in 1657. 

The town records of Northampton, which lies only a few miles distant from 
Naseby, or Navesby, traditionally the very center of England, tell us of a Law- 
rence Washingion, son of John Washington of Warton, Lancashire, who was twice 
mayor of the borough; there was a John Washington, father of Lawrence, who 
is believed to have come from Whitfield in the same county, though there seems 
to be proof, as before alluded to, that this family of good yeomen stock once was 
living in Durham, and one genealogist has even traced the family back to Odin, 
King of Scandinavia. But it is sufficient for us to go back in the family annals 
as far as that Lawrence Washington who became Mayor of Northampton 1532. 
His mother was Margaret, daughtet of Robert Kitson, of Warton. Through the 
Sir Thomas Kitson referred to, a member of the Mercers Company and triply 
related to Lawrence Washington, the latter had another powerful friend. He be- 
came still more wealthy, and in time he desired to have a country estate of his 
own, near to his business in the town. The lands of Sulgrave Manor, for sale 
since the dissolution of the monasteries, lay conveniently at hand, and of these 
lands Lawrence Washington quickly became possessor. He at once proceeded to 
build himself a handsome house at Sulgrave, where he settled down to the com- 
fortable life of one of the proud magnates of the county. 

Lawrence Washington had several sons. Of these, Lawrence became a man 
of considerable culture, having been at Magdalen College, Oxford, then joining 
Gray's Inn in 1582, after which he, like his father, became a Bencher. For 
several years he was a member of Parliament for Maidstone. But it was Robert 
Washington who succeeded to the Sulgrave lands, continuing to own them until 
1610, when some embarrassment seems to have overtaken the family. 

When leaving the old home at Sulgrave, Robert Washington seems to have 
gone to live at Brington, close to Althorp, the country seat of Lord Spencer, whom 
we may conceive of as befriending the Washington family during its difficulties 
of whatever nature. Both Lawrence and Robert Washington seem to have lived 
at Brington. 

A house was found, close upon the quaint street of Little Brington, which, 



206 BAIRD AND BEARD FAMILIES 

though not a proper habitation for the gentry, yet had an air bespeaking its having 
been built for people in rank above the peasants of the village. Together with 
its high gabled roof and thatch, it has four mullioned windows, an inscription above 
the square-headed doorway and, in the garden, an ancient sundial unmistakably 
bearing the Washington arms. 

But let us get on to the Reverend Lawrence Washington of Purleigh, third son 
cf Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave and Brington, for it was through this one 
oi the numerous Lawrences of the family that the American branch was founded. 
The most interesting thing about this man is that, while holding the rectorship of 
Purleigh, in Essex, he was: ejected in 1643, by order of Parliament, for being a 
"malignant Royalist." In this connection, the gentleman was referred to as "a 
common frequenter of ale-houses," and as "dayly tippling there and also encour- 
aging others in that beastly vice;" but it is quite certain that his fault was really 
that of loyalty to the Royalist cause, a feeling which was shared by practically 
the whole of the Washington family. Elsewhere the rector was termed a "moderate 
and sober" man, praiseworthy in all his works; yet he was dismissed from his 
parish and only reinstated in the ministry, much later, by being offered a little 
post in the vicinity of Tring, Herts — this Tring being the village in which was 
found the precious bit of parchment which finally established the line of the 
Washingtons of Virginia from Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave. His two sons, 
Lawrence and John, resolved to try their fortunes across the ocean, in accordance 
with the well known colonizing instincts of the English, and founded the American 
branch of the family, George Washington having been the son of Augustine, 
grandson of John Washington of Tring, who went to Virginia in 1657.— (Christian 
Science Monitor, of July 5, 1918.) 



This advertisement in a recent edition of The Christian Science 
Monitor may be of interest to some of the Baird descendants: 

WANTED— ARE YOU THE HEIR OF A SOLDIER 

who made homestead entry before June 22, 1874, for some land but for less than a 
full 160 acres? If so, you may be entitled to a soldier's additional homestead 
claim. These claims are assignable. I pay cash for them. I also buy land warrants. 
If you think you have such a claim, write BEN B. JONES, Land Atty., Denver, 
Colo. 



INDEX. 



BAIRD. 



Aaron: 73, 80, 81, 87, 88, 89, 99. 

A. B.: 129, 133, 134. 

Abbie R.: 189. 

Abia F.: 134, 135. 

Abigail D.: 134. 

Abner: 81. 

Abraham D.: 160. 

Abram: 159; D. 158; S. 159. 

Ada: 126; C. 189. 

Adaline: 183. 

Addie: 64, 161; T. 113. 

Addison H.: 183. 

Adelade: 100. 

Adolphus: 189; E. 180, 185. 

Adrien: 137. 

Agatha: 100. 

Agr.es: 42, 51, 52, 57, 110, 111, 129, 
130, 134, 144, 145, 184; M. Ill, 
143, 149; McF. 134; T. 103. 

Aileen: 189. 

Albert: 64, 121, 125; B. 92; C. 137, 
138; J. 144; R. 107. 

Alexander: 56, 57, 59, 69, 81, 85, 86, 
97, 134, 142,-150, 151, 152, 154, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 165, 166, 167, 
168, 172, 175, 178, 185; J. 76; P. 66. 

Alfred: 59, 64, 158; H. 185, 185. 

Alice: 126, 131, 153, 159, 160, 170; 
A. 142; H. 149; J. 143. 

Almeda F.: 148. 

Alonzo: 154; B. 100; T. 154. 

Alta: 189. 

Amanda: 125; M. 169, 178. 

Amelia: 122. 

Amy: 182, 183; A. 149; H. 181. 

Andrew: 43, 50, 51, 56, 58, 78, 111, 

159, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 

176, 178, 179, 180, 192, 193; T. 152, 

191. 
Angelina: 133. 
Ann: 124, 125, 126, 140, 141, 142, 

143, 158, 174, 177, 179, 182; B. 

153; C. 187; E. 135, 146, 168; J. 

169; N. 103; R. 112; T. 136. 
Anna: 102, 124, 126, 134, 170, 175, 

178, 191; B. 183; C. 190; E. 191; 

F. 89; L. 179; McD. 113, 114. 



Anne: 77, 78, 79, 83, 84, 85, 153, 

177; N. 93; S. 170. 
Annie: 48, 58, 144; F. 102; R. 111. 
A. P.: 154. 
Archibald: 41, 44, 53, 54, 69, 127, 

133, 194. 
Archie: 118. 
Armenia: 102. 

Arthur: 158; A. 149; R. 143; S. 
144; W. 100. 

Arvilla: 183. 
Arzula: 153. 
Atkins: 138. 

A. T., Dr.: 189. 
Austin: J. 141. 

Avis: 171, 173, 174, 193; A. 89. 
Barnes: 59. 

Barton: DeF. 132, 133. 
Barzilla: 171, 173, 175; A. 175, 178, 
184. 

Bascom: 184. 

Bedent: 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 178, 179, 180. 

B. F.: 121, 161. 

Belle: 141, 147. 

Benjamin: 120, 158, 159, 160, 16i, 

168, 169, 170, 174, 177; B. 102; 

F. 169; W. 121, 183. 

Bessie: 140. 
Betta: 142. 
Blanch: 100. 
Blodget: 175, 179. 
Bruce: 123. 

B. W.: 121. 
Bryan: 194, 195. 
Buncombe: 189. 
Byron: 183. 

C. A.: 139. 

Calloway or Galway H.: 68. 

Calvin: 92, 147, 149; A. 131, 147. 

Camille A.: 123. 

Carnarc: 189. 

Caroline: 132, 151, 170; E. 135; T. 

183. 
Carrie: 126. 
Catlina: 159. 



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Cathrine: 93, 119, 122, 132, 135, 140, 
158, 159, 176, 183, 188; A. 157, 
160; C. 140; B. 160; E. 122, 123; 
P. 160, 190; T. 131. 

Celia E.: 113, 114. 

Chambers: 77, 83, 84, 93. 

Chancellor: 127. 

C. Hannah: 189. 

Charity: 100. 

Charles: 93, 126, 129, 130, 131, 133, 
168, 169, 194; A. 182; B. 96, 133; 
H. 97, 99, 154; J. 187, 190; K. 
131; L. G. 132; M. 107; P. 57, 
86, 97; T. 64, 144; W. 89, 90, 
150, 161, 190; V. \V. 64. 

Chauncy: 69. 

Chester: 69. 

Christiana E.: 135. 

Christine W.: 188. 

Christna M: 59. 

Christopher: 43, 156, 159. 

Clara: 92, 145; C. 143; E. 149; W. 

145. 
Clarance: 148; C. 149. 
Clarice J.: 143. 
Clarissa M.: 59. 
Clem J.: 169. 
Clemens: 146. 
Clementine: 107. 
Clinton: 92. 
Cloyce: 131. 
Clyde: 149. 
Cora: 127. 

Cornelia B.: 160; L. 189. 
Cornelius: 117, 118, 120, 139. 

C. T.: 191. 
Cvnthia E.: 68. 
Cyrus: 131, 147, 149. 
Daisy: 127. 

Daniel: 152; G. 168, 169; W. 170. 

David: 46, 47, 51, 54, 59, 63, 65, 
92, 108. 109, 113, 122, 124, 134, 
141, 168, 170, 172, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 177, 178, 181, 182, 183, 193; 
A. 88, 100. 109, 122, 123; E. 148; 
F. 135; G. 123; H. 59, 124; S. 
162. 

Debora: 131, 175; B. 153. 

D. F.: 179. 
Deliverance B.: 178. 
Delila: 178. 

Delia: 144; V. 188. 
Demetrius: 183. 
Diana P. A.t 99. 
Dixie A.: 138. 



Donna: 107. 
Dorothy: 160, 191. 
Duboise: 159. 

Ebenezer: 54, 92; T. Ill, 113, 116. 
Edgar: 91. 
Edith: 161. 
Edna: 154. 

Edward: 127, 137, 174; C. 97, 128; 
K. 132; L. 102; P. 88, 97, 113. 

Edwin: 100; H. 154. 
Eleanor: 67, 149, 150, 177, 182; H. 
154; L. 150; M. 123, 160. 

Electa: 92. 

Eli H.: 100, 170. 

Eliphlet H.: 89. 

Elisha: 175, 176, 188, 193, 194, 195. 

Eliza: 64, 85, 87, 96, 99, 102, 111, 
112, 113, 117, 126, 140, 141, 143, 

144, 153; A. 93, 128; C. 112, 120, 
128, 142; E. Ill; J. 89; K. 131; 
McD. 151, 153; McQ. 118; McW. 
107; R. 149, 150, 151; T. 187; 
W. 99. 

Elizabeth: 43, 44, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55, 
56, 59, 65, 67, 72, 77, 79, 80, 81, 83, 
84, 91,92,93,94, 110, 117, 118, 122, 
124, 125, 129, 130, 135, 141, 143, 

145, 146, 150, 152, 158, 159, 160, 
161, 167, 168, 172, 177, 178, 179, 
181, 194; B. 91, 96; C. 67, 150; D. 
110; E. 134; F. 66; R. 49; S. 
131; V. H. 161; W. 93, 117, 179, 
184. 

Ella: 161; T. 170. 

Ellen: 141, 142, 143, 158; P. 144; 

R. 143; W. 144. 
Elsa: 158, 159, 160. 
Elton D.: 107. 
Elvina L.: 123. 
Elvira: 147. 
Emeline C: 169. 
Emery : 64. 

Emily: 160; C. 87; W. 154. 
Emma C: 89, 96, 100; H. 169; L. 

143; S. 189. 
Emmerson P.: 182. 

Endorea A.: 138. 

Enoch: 96; F. 85. 

Fphraim W. : 66. 

Estella: 144. 

Esther: 52,72, 110, 112, 113, 131, 134, 

135, 136, 160; E. 112, 134, 136; 

K. 129, 130; T. 111. 115. 
Ethel C: 143. 



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Etta: 149. 

Euclid: 179. 

Eva: 131, 148, 149. 

Evalina: 177, 182, 183, 184. 

Evaline: 149, 179, 189. 

Everetta: 149. 

Ezekiel: 171, 173, 175. 

Fannie L. : 96. 

Fanny: 120, 151; L. T. 64. 

Felix: 150, 151, 152; W. 185, 189, 

191. 
Fermine: 83, 86, 89, 90, 97, 107; 

DuB. 102; O. 89. 
Florence: 127; C. 93, 113, 170. 
Frances: 109, 135, 148, 149; M. 97. 
Francis: 48, 51, 56, 114, 122, 134, 

136, 158, 162. 
Francois: 56. 
Frank: 92, 144, 149, 189; C. 143; 

P. 148. 

Franklin: 179. 

Fred: 64. 

Frederick: 132. 

Garret V.: 161. 

Gennett: 43. 

George: 48, 51, 52, 60, 63, 64, 67, 

113, 115, 121, 125, 140, 144, 150, 

151, 152, 156, 193, 194, 195; A. 

59; C. 99; E. 162; G. 88; H. 102; 

P. 151; Rev. 65; U. 188; W. 89, 

91, 122. . 
Gertrude: 100; A. 181. 
Gibson: 147. 
Gilbert: 127. 

Grace: 58, 144, 147, 148, 155. 
Granbury: 151. 
Halbert B.: 149. 
Halsey O.: 107. 
Hammie: 153. 
Hannah: 43, 48, 49, 50, 51. 52, 56, 59, 

72, 73, 78, 81, 84, 87, 93, 159, 189, 
193, 194; J. 179, 185; M. 135, 

142, 189. 
Harland: 64. 
Harlen P.: 97. 
Harriet: 122, 131, 132, 187, 189, 190; 

A. 83, 86, 92, 93, 123; E. 59; F. 91 ; 

H. 132; J. 96, 166; K. 167; M. K. 
108; R. 99. 

Harrison: 177. 

Harry: 126; E. 143; L. 97; P. 167; 

T. 108. 
Harvey B.: 83, 92. 

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Hattie: 69, 122, 144. 

Heady: 151. 

Helen: 119, 169; J. 144. 

Henrietta: 158. 

Henry: 109, 110, 111, 114, 124, 125, 
128, 141, 147, 194, 195; C. 128, 
139, 158, 167; D. 69; J. 132; L. 
191; M. 81, 89, 90, 91, 96, 102, 
103; S. 120, 128; Stevenson 119; 
T. 103. 

Herbert: 64; McD. 153. 

Hester: 43, 49; B. 126. 

Homer: 131. 

Honour: 52. 

Howard: 182. 

Hugh: 42, 51, 129, 130, 131, 145, 
146, 147; A. 118. 

Ida: 126; L. 183. 

Inman: 191. 

Ira H.: 162. 

Irene: 152, 167, 175. 

Isaac: 49, 54, 55, 58, 59, 158, 160. 

Isabel: 151, 152. 

Isabella: 109, 111, 123, 134, 143, 145; 
A. 189; M. 122, 127; V. 123; \V. 
185. 

Isham: 66, 120, 121, 139. 

Israel: 175, 180, 187. 

Ivv : 64. 

I.'W.: 188. 

J. B.: 131. 

jabez C: 91. 

Jackson: 148. 

Jacob: 46, 160, 174, 179, 181. 

James: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 
51, 54, 56, 57, 58, 63, 76, 77, 78, 
79, 83, 84. 92, 93, 99, 108, 110, 
111, 113, 114, 120, 122, 124, 125, 
126, 127, 129, 130, 133, 134, 139, 
140. 141, 143, 146, 150, 151, 152, 
156, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 
168, 175, 176, 177. 178, 179, 180, 
182, 185, 193; A. 59, 92, 154, 185, 
189; B. 120; C. 191; D. 100, 107; 
E. 180, 184, 188, 194; F. 102; 
G. 86, 97, 144; H. 66, 67, 111, 113, 
116. 155, 170, 183, 184; J. 187; 
L. 189; M. 147, 149, 180, 187, 
188: McK. 131; N. 83. 91, 93; 
P. 76. 77, 88, 99, 129, 152, 154; 
R. 120, 190; S. 153; S. T. 187, 
190; T. 143; W. 59, 66, 75, 118, 
144, 154, 156, 162, 165, 166, 167. 



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Jane: 50, 51, 56, 67, 69, 78, 79, 83, 
84, 88, 92, 93, 98, 99, 100, 102, 
111, 117, 122, 132, 134, 135, 137, 

141, 150, 158, 159; A. 135; C. 92, 
122; L. 179; W. 1 16. — 

Janetr 109, 119. 

Jason : 1 45. 

Jean: 57. 

Jeanne C: 142. 

Jeanny: 178, 190. 

Jemima: 194, 195. 

Jennett: 48. 

Jennie: 144, 150, 153; C. 147; M. 

142, 145; N. 68. 

Jeremiah: 73, 102, 192, 193; P. 89, 

Jerome : 1 02. 

Jesse: 68, 193; A. 133, 143; H. 148, 
161; K. 133; R. 123, 124. 

Jessie: 64, 100, 132, 144; K. 131. 

J. H.: 121. 

Joanna C: 143. 

Johanna: 194, 195. 

John: 41, 42, 43/44,' 45, 46, 47, 48, 
49,50, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58,62,65, 
66, 67, 68, 69, 76, 77, 78, 79, 83, 
84, 92, 102, 109, 110, 111, 112, 
113, 114, 117, 120, 121, 122, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 133, 
134, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 
152, 156, 158, 159, 160, 167, 168, 

169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 177, 179, 180, 182, 183, 188, 
193, 194, 195; A. 88, 99, 100, 142, 
144; B. 66, 120, 153, 169; C. 119, 
120; F. 126, 127, 135; G. 76, 119; 
H. 67, 83, 111, 143, 151, 182; J. 
122; T- H. 157; J. M. 150; L. 118, 
150, 179; M. 125, 146, 148; N. 
92, 107, 184; P. 127, 134, 151, 
193, 195; Q. 183; R. 91, 181, 187, 
191; T. 127, 184; W. 68, 99, 107, 

118, 119, 142, 143, 158. 
Johnson: 152; D. 153, 154. 
Jonathan: 64, 162. 165, 171, 173, 182. 
Joseph: 42, 46. 55, 67, 99, 117, 118, 

119, 121, 130, 132, 138, 139, 140, 

170, 174, 175, 177, 178. 180, 185, 
193; A. 100, 184; B. 187, 191; C. 
71, 92, 131, 184, 189; C. V. 83, 
92; S. 107, 138. 

Josephine: 92, 137, 138. 139, 180. 
Josiah: 67, 126, 192, 193; M. 123; 
W. 67. 88. 



Joshua: 84, 92, 93, 151; M. 93; R. 
93. 

J. R.: 132. 

J. S.: 118, 119, 139, 169. 
Judge: 114. 

Julia A.: 59; B. 166, 167; C. 155; 
F. 102; H. 113. 

Julian W.: 59. 
Juliana: 135. 
Kate B.: 117. 
Kathrine: 48, 156. 
Keith: 149. 

Kenneth B.: 190; E. 58. 
Kittie: 151, 154. 
L.: 189. 
Lady M.: 191. 
Lamiza A.: 169. 
Lany F.: 135. 

Laura: 120, 142, 153, 154, 168; Ann 
64; E. 184; F. 138; K. 185; M. 

189. 
Laurence: 148; L. 149. 
L. C: 68. 
Lena: 155. 
Leslie E.: 144. 
Lester: 64. 
Leonard : 1 48. 
Leonardus F.: 66. 
Levi: 81. 
Lewis: 68. 
L. H.: 107. 

Lilian: 190; F. 148; S. 190. 
Lillie V.: 154. 
Lizzie: 170; B. 96. 
Loretta H.: 185; T. 189. 
Lou N.: 137, 138. 
Louisa : 1 84. 
Louise: 138; S. 167. 
Lucinda M.: 59. 
Lucino C. : 1 20. 
Lucretia McC: 119. 
Lucy: 170; H. 97, 132; J. 64; O. 59. 
Ludwell McK.: 151, 153. 
Luella T.: 64. 
Lula A: 102; M. 124. 
Lydia: 81, 89, 117, 131, 132, 170, 

174, 175, 177, 181; G. 108, 176; 

McF. 131; S. 132. 
Lyman B.: 91. 
Mabel: 149. 
Magdalen: 158. 
Magdalena V.: 156, 157. 
Maggie: 119. 126; M. 106. 
Malcolm: 189. 



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211 



Malinda: 91; W. 132, 133. 

Marcus: 126. 

Maria: 87, 92, 98, 142, 152; C. 92; 
H. 167; W. 99. 

Marion: 109. 

Margaret: 43, 48, 49, 52, 54, 57, 58, 
69, 77, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 93, 
94, 100, 103, 110, 112, 114, 117, 
118, 121, 122, 129, 130, 134, 135, 
136, 137, 143, 144, 158, 159, 162, 
166, 176, 179, 190, 193, 194; A. 
88, 102, 117, 119, 139, 189; B. 77, 
79; C. 194; E. 103, 108; D. 91; 
G. 102, 154; J. 112, 113, 122, 123, 
147, 152; M. 142; McK. 146; O. 
175, 176, 180; P. 99; S. 183, 187, 
190; W. 91. 

Margery F.: 102. 

Martha: 41, 42, 49, 51, 52, 57, 107, 
118, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 145, 
146, 147, 149, 153, 160; A. 151, 153; 
B. 177, 178; H. 124, 191; J. 99, 

168, 183, 184; M. 100; V. 188. 

Martin: 92; V. 135, 169. 

Mary: 42, 51, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 66, 
67, 77, 83, 84, 92, 94, 108, 109, 110, 

111, 118, 119, 120, 125, 126, 129, 
130, 131 133, 134, 140, 141, 144, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 
153, 157, 158, 160, 161, 167, 168, 

169, 170, 172, 174, 175, 176, 177, 
178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 188, 
193; A. 83, 85, 88, 91, 92, 111, 

112, 121, 131, 135, 166, 169, 178, 
180, 184, 189; B. 120, 131, 132, 
171, 173, 175, 193, 194; C. 126, 
132, 148, 169; D. 129, 130, 132; 

E. 92, 94, 99, 110, 112, 143, 165, 
168, 169, 175, 177, 184, 185, 189; 

F. Ill; G. 103, 108, 148, 149; H. 
178; J. 86, 93, 97, 135, 142, 144, 
176, 183, 184, 187, 190; K. 146; 
L. 113, 120, 123, 132; M. 92, 100, 
102; Mc 143; McC. 110; McD. 
119; McK. 150; O. 149, 177; P. 
92, 184, 187, 150; R. 84; S. 133, 
153, 159, 178; T. 131, 187; W. 
151, 154, 155, 161. 

Mathew: 49, 121, 122, 179. 

Matilda: 146, 147, 181. 

Mattie: 127, 147, 148; G. 154. 

Maude S.: 187. 

May: 100. 

Maynard: 68. 



M. C.: 184. 
M. D.: b9. 

Melissa: 184. 

Mildred A.: 91, 152, 191. 

Miles: 167, 168, 169. 

Milon E.: 64. 

Milton T.: 100. 

Minerva: 168. 

Miranda: 59. 

Mollie: 92, 193; F. 183. 

Morrison: 137; H. 154. 

Moses: 39, 44, 45, 49, 51, 76, 77, 79, 

80, 81, 83, 89, 102, 110, 113, 114, 

122, 134; A. 1'02; J. 91; L. 110, 

111; N. 83, 92; W. 142. 
Myra M.: 180, 185; S. 185, 189. 
Myrta M.: 107. 
Myrtle F.: 66. 
Nancy: 54, 69, 92, 93, 117, 120, 121, 

140, 141, 150, 168, 169, 191, 193, 

194; A. 100; B. 68, CI, 85, 184, 

194, 195; E. 152; F. 86, 97, 126; J. 

120, 152, 154, 166; McQ. 118; T. 

184. 
Nannie C.: 191; J. 185; S. 147. 
Narcissa A.: 189; W. 149. 
Nathaniel: 135; W. 134. 
Nellie: 131, 141, 143, 150, 153; A. 

149; H. 86, 97; L. 154; M. 113; 

W. 152. 
Nettie: 137; M. 113. 
Newton: 99; P. 119. 
Nicholas D.: 158, 159. 
Norman E.: 189. 
Obediah: 46, 171, 173. 
Oliver P.: 91. 
Ora S.: 66. 
Orville: 127. 
Palmer: 179. 
Parke: 152. 



arker : 



184. 



Patrick: 55, 65. 

Paul: 145. 

Pauline: 149. 

Peggv: 137, 138, 145. 

Peter: 66, 108, 109, 131, 178, 194, 

195; V. 161. 

Phebe: 170, 174, 181. 
Philip: J. 154; L. 113. 
Philo: 69. 

Phoebe: 175, 177, 194; A. 138. 
Polly: 66, 137, 145, 152; G 67. 
Priscilla V.: 133. 

Rachel: 42, 84, 89, 93, 102, 122, 127, 
174, 177, 179, 182. 



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Ray: 144. 

Rebecca: 41, 50, 51, 52, 69, 78, 79, 

110, 111, 112, 129, 134, 142, 152, 
158, 159, 161, 170, 176, 178, 183; 
A. 152, 154; B. 66, 180; E. 67, 
151, 176, 182; H. 96; N. 151; P. 
112, 130, 131, 132, 151; S. 79. 

Redford E.: 189. 
Rei: 182, 183; B. 177, 181. 
Reuben: 193. 
Rhoda: 194; P. 194. 
Richard: 44, 48, 49, 54, 182; B. 184; 
P. 66. 

Rittenhouse: 179. 
R. J.: 184. 
R. M.: 169. 
Rob: 141. 

Robert: 39, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 
52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 64, 65, 66, 
74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83. 
85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 102, 112, 114, 
115, 125, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 
133, 134, 139, 140, 141, 148, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160. 162, 165, 167, 
168, 178, 184; A. 88, 94, 100, 103, 
121, 132, 189; B. 66, 88, 113, 117, 
119; C. 122; D. 91, 189; F. 66, 
131; H. 119, 132, 169; J. 96, 143; 
K. 108; L. 144; M. 92, 123; P. 169; 
R. 133, 189; S. 118, 119, 183; W. 
100, 112, 113, 188. 

Robinson: 84, 93. 

Roman ta: 92. 

Rosanna: 114, 115, 122; H. Ill; M. 

67. 
Rose: 153. 
Rosella: 168. 
Roy: 138; C. 149. 
Royden K.: 107. 
Ruffin: 65. 
Rufus K.: 64. 
Ruth: 155; W. 113. 
R. W.: 119. 
S.: 147. 

Sabra A.: 132; B. 131, 132. 
Sadie: 123. 
S. Dubois: 158. 
Saline: 117. 
Sallie: (Sarah) 117, 118; A. 122. 

Samuel: 41, 42, 51, 57, 58, 69, 81, 

111, 112, 117, 120, 121, 122, 124, 
126, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 
140, 141, 142, 143, 166, 167, 171, 
173, 183; A. 91; B. 119; C. 142; C. 



T. 125; J. 57, 109, 111, 112, 115, 
116; L. 119; M. 89, 102; M. C. 
85; S. 170; T. 191, 192; V. 144; 
W. 142. 

Sanford W.: 89. 

Sarah: 43, 45, 48, 84, 93, 118, 119, 
126, 135, 138, 142, 152, 158, 159, 
16S, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 193. 
194; A. 94, 137, 142, 183, 190; 
B. 137; C. 174, 181; D. 59; DeK. 
134; E. 66, 89; F. 126; J. 99, 
125, 143, 146, 147, 151, 152; M. 
117, 125, 153; McD. 151; P. 119, 
147; S. 119; T. 112. 

S. C: 169, 189. 

S. Dennie: 143. 

Seldon: 167, 169. 

Shirley: 155. 

Sidney: 50. 

Simon: 63, 64, 137, 139; B. 139. 

Sina A.: 91; T. 91. 

Solon W.: 66. 

Sophia: 126. 

Spencer F.: 131, 132. 

Stella A.: 149. 

Stephen: 66, 81, 89, 92, 97, 141, 146, 

147, 151, 160; A. 83, 97; B. 102, 

103; C. 138; E. 191; F. 83; G. 

93; J. Ill, 112, 113; L. 159: M. 

148; R. 91; S. 107; (Sadie 97). 

Susana: 111, 174, 175, 187. 

Sydney: 78. 

Tabitha: 170, 174, 177, 183; B. 178. 

Tazewell Dr.: 192. 

Tevelda: 126. 

Thadeus M.: 66. 

Theodore: 160. 

Thomas: 42, 44. 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 
55, 56, 58, 60. 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 
76. 77, 78, 79, 93, 109, 124, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 139, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 
156, 166, 167, 168, 169, 177, 182, 
191; B. 59, 135, 175, 178; C. 132, 
191; D. 57, 76, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
114. 115, 116. 117; E. 135, 136; 
H. 170; J. 128, 131, 143, 144, 147, 
149, 169; M. 69; McD. 113, 114; 
O. 133; R. 49. 131, 188; S. 154; 
W. 93, 122, 123, 138, 166, 167. 

Thompson: 152. 

Thurman G.: 190. 

Tirzah S.: 170. 



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213 



Tyler: 64, 131. 
Utilis: 146. 
Vernon : 64. 
Victoria A.: 187. 
Virginia: 100; C. 170, 183. 
Wallace B.: 97. 
Walter: 55, 107, 153. 
Warden J.: 118. 
Washington: 84, 93. 
Wilder: 147. 

William: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 
59, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 78, 84, 
93, 97, 99, 108, 112, 117, 118, 120, 
124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 137, 139, 140, 141, 
146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 
156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 162, 165, 
166, 167, 168 169, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 



183, 184, 188. 190, 192, 193, 194, 
195; A. 123, 137, 138, 147, 148; 
B. 66, 107, 135, 187, 192, 193; C. 
59, 67, 90, 118, 119, 149, 153; E. 
118, 134; F. 85, 96, 102; G. 152, 
154; H. 96, 143, 148, 149, 169, 187; 
J. 59, 88, 99, 184; L. 57, 109, 111, 
113, 114, 115, 144, 179, 184; M. 
97; McF. 131, 132; P. 151, 153, 
183; R. 59, 18U; T. 113, 169, 184, 
189, 191; W. 90, 100, 107. 

Willie: 126. 

Wilson: 169. 

Winifred: 148; E. 143. 

Winona C: 102. 

Winston : 68. 

Zebulon: 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 183, 185, 
188, 189, 193. 



BEARD. 



Aaron: 46, 61, 63. 

Abigail: 61, 62, 197, 198, 199, 200, 

201; A. 62, 203; C. 199, 200; H. 

197. 
Abby: 202. 
Abner: 61. 
Adam: 66. 
Addison C: 203. 
Adelina: 147. 
Agnes: 145. 

Alexander: 55, 150, 151, 152; A' 154. 
Alice: 153. 
Alison: 62. 
Allen C: 203. 
Alonzo: 154; T. 154. 
Ami: 55. 

Ann B.: 153, 202; E. 146, 199. 
Andrew: 46, 60, 61, 198, 199, 200, 

203; T. 152. 

Anna: 61, 197, 198, 202; H. 197. 

Anne: 153, 201. 

Annet: 201. 

Archibald: 53, 55. 

Arzula: 153. 

Azariah: 199, 202. 

Beach: 204; C. 204. 

Benjamin: 198, 199, 201. 

Bridget: 63. 

Calvin: 147. 

Caroline: 151. 

Charity : 202. 



Charles: 200, 202; C. 196; H. 154; 

W. 152. 
Charlotte J.: 62. 
Christopher: 60. 
Clemens: 146. 

Cleveland: 61. 
Comfort: 199, 201. 
Curtis J.: 202. 
Cyrus: 147. 
Daniel: 152, 201. 

David: 43, 55, 61, 63, 199, 201, 202, 

203, 204. 
Debora B.: 153, 199. 
Dolly: 199. 
Dorcas: 61. 
Ester: 64. 
E. E.: 69. 

Ebenezar: 60, 197; J. 203. 
Edna: 154. 
Edwin H.: 154. 

Eleanor: 150, 151; H. 154; L. 150. 

Elijah: 64. 

Eliza: 153, 201; McD. 151, 153; W. 

62. 
Elizabeth: 55, 61, 62, 145, 147, 150, 

152, 197, 202; C. 150; N. 61. 
Ellen: 204. 
Emily W.: 154. 
Ephraim : 200. 
Esther: 60, 63. 
Eunice: 199. 



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Fannie: 60, 151. 
Felix: 151, 152. 
Frances: 204. 
Francis: 60; A. 204. 
Frederick: 203. 

George: 41, 47, 55, 60, 63, 150, 151, 
152, 200; N. 203; P. 151. 

Gertrude L.: 204. 

Gideon: 200. 

Grace: 155. 

Granbury: 151. 

Hammie: 153. 

Hannah: 62, 63; E. 61 ; T. 62. 

Helen K.: 204. 

Henry C: 61; L. 204. 

Hepsebah: 61. 

Herbert C: 203; McD. 153. 

Hester: 63, 64. 

Hoda: 202. 

Homer: 201. 

Hugh: 145, 146. 

Huntington: 204. 

Ira: 203, 204. 

Irene: 153. 

Isaac: 55. 

Isabel: 61, 151, 152. 

Ithamar: 61; E. 62; M. 62; W. 61, 

62. 
Jacob: 60, 61. 
James: 41. 42, 45, 49, 63, 69, 120, 

146, 150, 151, 152, 196, 197, 199, 

201, 202; A. 154; C. 202; H. 155; 

M. 147; P. 152, 154; S. 153; W- 

154. 

Jane: 55, 56, 150. 

Jehoida: 202. 

Jennet: 43. 

Jennie: 153. 

Jeremiah: 196, 197,20. 

Jeremy: 63. 

Jesse A.: 133. 

Joanna W.: 199, 202. 

Joel: 202. 

Jonathan: 61, 64. 

John: 39, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 60, 
61, 65, 69, 129, 145, 146, 150, 151, 
152, 196, 197, 198, 200, 202; R 
153; G. 203; H. 151; L. 68; 150; 
M. 146; P. 151; Q. A. 62. 

Joseph: 46, 61, 62, 63, 64, 197, 198, 
201, 203; T. 47, 203. 

Joshua: 151. 

Judith: 56. 

Julia C: 155. 



Kiltie: 151, 154. 

Laura: 153; B. 154. 

Lavinia: 202, 203. 

Lena: 155. 

Lewis: 60, 69. 

Lillie V.: 154. 

Linson : 204. 

Lucy: 201. 

Ludwell McK.: 151, 153. 

Marcy F.: 62. 

Margaret: 60, 62; G. 154; J. 152. 

Maria: 152, 201. 

Martha: 44, 60, 61, 145, 146, 147, 155; 

A. 151, 196, 198, 200. 
Mary: 61, 62, 63, 64, 133, 146, 147, 

151, 152, 153, 197, 198, 199, 200; 
K. 146; McK. 147; S. 153, 197; W. 
62, 151, 154, 155. 

Mathen: 60. 

Mattie: 147; G. 154. 

Minerva: 201, 203. 

Minnie A.: 204. 

Miss: 75. 

Morris: 204. 

Morrison H.: 154. 

Moses: 45. 

Nancy: 150, 202; E. 152; J. 152, 154. 

Nathan: 61, 199. 

Nellie: 150, 153; L. 154; W. 152. 

Niram C. R.: 202. 

Noah: 203. 

Parke: 152. 

Peggie: 145. 

Philip J.: 154. 

Phoebe: 61. 

Pollv: 145; B. 152; C. 201, 202; T. 

204. 
Rachel: 43, 44, 60. 
Randolf: 204. 
Rebecca: 44, 56, 60, 152, 202; A. 

152, 154; E. 151; N. 151; P. 151. 

R. H.: 69. 

Richard: 44, 60, 69. 

Robert: 43, 46, 55, 56, 60; H. 204. 

Rogers A.: 203. 

Rose: 153. 

Ruth: 44, 60. 155, 201,204. 

Sally: 200, 203. 

Samuel: 42, 63, 64, 66, 197, 199. 

201, 202, 203. 
Sarah: 55, 152, 196, 197, 198, 199, 

200, 202, 204; A. 202; E. 62; J. 

141, 151; McD. 151; P. 198; S. 

198, 199. 



INDEX 



215 



Seymore: 201. 

Shirley: 155. 

Simon: 47, 60, 64; J. 63, 146. 

Stephen: 139, 150, 151, 152, 153; C. 
151; M. 152; T. 139, 154. 

Susan: 146, 147, 152, 201, 203; R. 
200; W. 62. 

Sybil C: 203. 
Thankful: 202. 
Theodora: 62. 



Thomas: 41, 60. 62, 63, 145, 146, 
147; J. 147; O. 133; S. 154. 

Thompson: 152. 

Timothv: 200. 

Utillis: 146. 

Valentine: 46. 

Walter: 153. 

W. D.: 69. 

William: 41, 43, 47, 55, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 64, 73, 146, 147, 150, 152, 153, 
202; C. 153; E. 60; P. 151, 153. 



BARD. 



Adam: 56. 

Alexander : 69. 

Allen C: 52. 

Archibald: 53, 54, 55. 

Barnet: 52. 

Benoist: 70. 

Catherine : 52. 

Christian: 52. 

Christine: 52. 

Christopher: 50. 

Daniel: 52. 

David: 53, 55, 56. 

David James: 57. 

Edward: 63. 

Edwin C: 52. 

Eliza: 52. 

Elizabeth: 52. - 

Elisha: 52. 

Emma: 53. 

Ephraim: 52. 

Ezekiel: 52. 

Francis: 47, 52. 

Frank P.: 52. 

George: 52, 56, 60. 

Hannah : 52. 

Harrison: 56. 

Henry D.: 69. 

Hugh: 56. 

Isaac: 52, 54, 73. 

Isabella: 57. 

Jacob: 52. 

James: 56, 57, 76; H. 49. 

Jane: 47. 

Jennie: 52. 

Jeremiah: 52. 



Jesse: 52. 

John: 45, 46, 47, 49, 52, 55, 60, 63, 

70, 76; G. 76; O. 57. 
Jonathan: 52. 
Joseph: 52. 
Joshua: 56. 
Lydia: 50. 
Madalina: 52. 
Margaret: 52, 57, 63. 
Mark: 52. 
Martin: 52. 

Mary: 52, 56, 63, 178; M. 70. 
Michael: 52. 
Moses : 76. 
Nannie S.: 49. 
Nancy: 56, 63. 
Nicholas: 47, 52. 
Faul: 52. 

Peter: 47, 52, 70, 178; B. 69; P. 52. 
Philip: 52. 

Richard: 46, 53. 54, 55, 60. 
Robert: 45, 76, 78; B. 49. 
Samuel: 45, 47, 52, 56, 69, 70; M. 57. 
Sarah: 63; F. 52. 
Sevilla: 52. 
Stephen: 46, 52. 
Susanna: 52. 
Thomas: 45, 56, 65, 76; D. 49; H. 52; 

O. 57; R. 49, 53. 
Veronica: 52. 
Warren: 63. 
Weslev: 49. 

William: 45, 46, 49, 52, 53, 56, 63, 
76, 178; D. 49, 53, 54, 55; M. 49; 
S. 57. 



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INTERMARRIAGES, ETC. 



Abbott: Nettie E. 153; Sarah L. 187. 
Abraham: John V. 195. 
Acklin: Nancy 88, 100. 

Adams: Elizabeth 79; James H. 92; 
J. C. 92; John Q. 163; Margaret 
137, 139; Martha 54; Mary 79; 
Moses N. 83, 92; Robert 79, 83, 92; 
Sarah 137. 

Aiken: Peter 141. 
Aikins: James, Capt. 47. 
Agnew: John 42; Rebecca 85. 
Albright: 188. 
Alexander: Mrs. 146. 
Alford: 85. 

Allen: David 71; E. B. N. 119; 
George 118, 119; Horatio 121; James 
71; M. C. S. 119; Margaret 71, 81, 
88, 117, 119, 182; Mary B. 119; 
Susan 71. 

Allison: Edna 107. 

Anderson: Eldridge 94; Eliza 84; 

James 84, 94; Jessie 94; John H. 

195; Lizzie 94; Mary 94; Paul 72; 

Robert 84, 94; William 94. 

Andrews: John 42. 

Apgar: Mr. 161. 

Applegate: Abigail 181; Anthony 177, 

181; A. T. 176; David B. 181; Dis- 

brow 181; John 181; Lydia 181; 

Rachel 177; Sarah 188; D. 181; 

Thomas 177, 180, 181. 

Archer: Elvira B. 148; Ross M. 148; 
V. B. 147, 148; Zalielma 148. 

Argyle: Duke 109. 

Arnold: John 198; Susan 86. 

Atkins: Joseph L. 139; Phoebe C. 137. 

Atkinson: Harriet B. 190; Lucy A. 
65; Mr. 187, 190; Rodger 66; Thom- 
as (Dr.) 66. 

Armstrong: 89; Thomas 84. 

Atwell: Hallie 147; Mary 148. 

Atwood: Lucy 199. 

Austin: Stephen F. 165, 166. 

Bachman: Ellen 135. 

Baines: Bessie 148. 

Bailey: Sarah 137. 

Baker: Cora 190; Henry 100; Mary 

179, 184; Seth B. 204; Susan 177. 
Baldridge: 85; James 94. 
Baldwin: Abigail 200; Abraham 188, 

200; Anna 197; M. 203; Beard 200; 



Billings 197; Comfort 200; David 
197; Elijah 200; Elizabeth 200; 
Hezekiah 200; John 61, 71; Joshua 
199, 200; Julia 166; Martha 203; 
Mary 197, 200; A. 201, 203; Robert 
71, 72; Susan 89; William 72. 

Ball: John 51. 

Baltimore: Lord 64. 

Banklaw : Derwick 1 75. 

Barclay: David 135. 

Bare: Jacob 125; Miss. 125. 

Barker: Kate 187. 

Barkley: Elizabeth 85; Kate 117. 

Barnard: John 171. 

Barnes: Hanna 74. 

Barnett: Albert E. 170; Harriet B. 
170; John 170; William 133; G. 170. 
Barron: Joseph 68; Nancy 68. 
Barry: Lucy 64. 
Basto: Mary 188. 
Bates: Emily 86; Thomas L. 62. 
Baum: Peter 163. 

Bayard: Anna 70; Balthazar 70; 
Catherine 70; James A. 39; John 
46, 70; Lazarre 70; Martin, Col. 
70; Nicholas 70; Petrus 70; Sarah 
71 ; Samuel 70, 71 ; Signieur 70. 

Beach: Mr. 161; Mary or Polly 201. 

Beal: Daisy D. 144; Ellen L. 144; 
Harrison 121; Janet J. 144; Louise 
John 67; Louise D. 70; Rachel 81. 

Bean: 40. 

Beardslee or Beardsly: Augustin 202; 
Whitmore 199. 

Beasley: C. C. 107; Jacob 100. 
Beauchamp: M. F. 152. 
Bedent: 170; Mary 171, 173, 175; 
Morgan 171; Thomas 171. 

Beebe: Mrs. 74, 80; Samuel 201. 
Beekman: Cornelia 157; William 157. 
Beeler: Margaret 54. 
Bell: Edwin 107; E. R. 103, 107; 

Everett 107; Frances 55; John 107; 

Louella McC. 107; William 107. 
Belshe: E. C. 189. 

Benham: Elizabeth 204. 

Benjamin: Ann 200, 202; Mrs. 180. 

Benstead: Susan 56. 

Bentley: T. F. 138. 

Bently. Jennie 187. 

Berkley: John F. 112. 



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Berryhill: William 51. 

Bertran: David 59. 

Biddle: Christine \V. 132; Ellen 93 
Henry J. 132; Lydia McF. 131, 132 
Jonathan W. 132; Mary B. 132 
D. 132; Spencer F. 132. 

Bill: Mary 131. 

Billingsley: Sarah 168. 

Bilyew: Elenor M. 177; Maria O. 
177; Peter 177. 

Birdsey: Capt. 199. 

Bishop: Molly 66, Mrs. 52. 

Black: Ephraim 62; Grace 58; James 
117, 139; Mrs. 59; Saline B. 117. 

Blackman: Zachariah 199, 201 ; Mercy 
202. 

Blaksee: Abigail 202. 

Blain: Abia 135. 

Bland: 66. 

Blair: Denton 148; Frederick 148; 
Jean L. 148. 

Blodget: Susana 172, 173. 

Blount: Ann 151; Debora 151; Fred- 
erick R. 153; Henry F. 151, 153; 
Jessie 153; Rose McD. 153, 155. 

Bocke: Charles 153. 
Bockoven: George 194; Mary 193; 
Nancy 194. 

Boel : Thomas 1 72. 

Bonnet: Benjamin 142. 

Boone: Daniel 76. 

Booth: Rebecca 66; Sally 66. 

Bower: Alice D. 107; Ella M. 107; 
Louis E. 107; E. Merrill 143; Mar- 
garet 89; Sabra 131; Sadie V. 107; 
Thomas D. 105. 

Bowles: 92. 

Bowlsby: Elizabeth 48. 

Bowman: Elias 68; Mary B. 183; 
Sarah 68; Sherrod 68. 

Bowne: Deliverance 175, 178; John 
A. 181; Jonathan 171; Joseph 171; 
Peter 171, 174. 
Boyce: Fred 148; Frederick 148; 

Grace B. 148; Robert 148. 
Boyd: Alexander 48; Andrew 48; 
Harry R. 103; Margaret A. 108; 
Margaret B. 108. 

Boyle: Mr. 150. 
Bozman: Mary L. 120. 
Braddock: General 172. 
Bradley: Paige 108. 



Bragstad: Sue 148. 
Branch: Mary L. B. (Molly) 96. 
Braswell: Bryan 179. 
Braxdale: John 54; Mary K. 54. 
Breading: Clark 71, 72; David 72; 
James 72; Judge 80; Nathaniel 72. 

Breckenridge: James 57. 
Breeze: Charles 194. 
Brenneman: Charles 96; John R. 96. 
Brewer: 167. 
Brill: John K. 153. 
Britton: Nellie H. 86, 97; William, 
Maj. 86. 

Brockman: Phoebe 194. 

Brogden: Pierce 65. 

Brokaw: Alice 160; Anna N. 159; 

Belle 160; Henry 159; James 59, 

160. 
Brooks: Edmund C. 113; Esther B. 

113; Evelyn S. 113; Francis, Capt. 

113; Jean B. 113; Maurice F. H. 

113; Miss 143; Mr. 95; Robert S. 

113; Shirley 113; Susan J. 113. 

Brown: 54; Aaron 99; Albert 99; 
Alexander 71, 79; Andrew 41; An- 
nie 96; Charles 85, 96; David 74; 
Dr. 169; Eliza A. 98; Elizabeth 
98; Enoch 71; George 71, 96, 98; 
Hannah G. 98; Jane 98, 99; John 
75; John A. 99; Margaret 51, 71, 
76, 99; Marshall S. 103; Martha 71, 
96, 174, 177, 178; Mary F. 96; 
Miss 83, 83; Mrs. 168; Nancy 96; 
Robert 41, 96, 99; Samuel 75, 170; 
Susannah 96; Thomas 71; Wendel 
71; William 41, 71, 87, 88, 98, 99; 
William F. 96. 

Browning: Margaret 136; Samuel 136; 
Thomas 136; William 135. 

Buckingham: John 197; Sarah 198. 

Buckner: A. L. 152, 154; Alonzo C. 
154; Arzula Z. 151; Eleanor 154; 
Nancy B. 152, 154. 

Bullman: Mary 173. 

Bullock: Samuel 141. 

Bunker: James 62. 

Burdett: Lucricetia 136. 

Burgess: William 44. 

Burkhead: Frances B. 147. 

Burnap: Elizabeth 61. 

Burnett: Edward 81, 89; Eliza 102; 
Ezekiel V. 89; George G. 89; George 
M. 102; James H. 89, 102; John 



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41; John N. 89; Lydia V. 102; 
Mary D. 102; Mr. 98; Robert B. 
89; Sarah E. 89; Thomas 155; 
Thomas J. 89; William 41; Wil- 
liam H. 89. 

Burnside: Miss 160. 

Burr: Aaron 66. 

Burt: Franklin 137; George 137; Hew- 
et 137; James 137; John 137; Mary 

A. 137; Mary J. 137; Polly 137; 
Thomas H. 137; William 137. 

Burton: Hester 125; Martha 125. 
Busse: 144; Agnes R. 145; Albert 
H. 145; Clarissa W. 145; Frederick 

B. 145; Henry W. 145; Jessie W. 
145; Mary B. 145. 

Byrne: Daniel 108, 109. 
Calderwood: James, Capt. 139. 
Caldwell: Mary V. 177; William 44, 

177. 
Calender: Ann M. 204; Caroline H. 

204. 
Calvert: Leonard 64. 
Calvin: Alice 143. 
Camber : Timothy 1 98. 

Camp: Abigail 196; John 196; Joseph 
196; Mary 196; Nancy 200, 203; 
Nicholas 196; Samuel 196; Sarah 
196. 

Campbell: Alex 84; Colin 70; Mar- 
garet 84, 93; Samuel 98. 

Carey: Eliza C. 128. 

Carkener: Charles 86; Emily B. 87. 

Carpenter: Joanna 142; Mary A. 140, 
142. 

Carrington: Martha J. 203. 

Carroll: Arthur 51; Margaret 74; 
Cathrine 140. 

Carruth: George 184. 

Carter: Ann 166; H. B. 185; Mary 

A. 166; Susannah C. 137, 138. 
Cases: William 44. 
Casperson: George 144. 

Catchings: Baird and Silas 108; Ben- 
jamin S. 107; Elizabeth McK. 107 
Fermine B. 107; Joseph McK. 107 
Marjorie 107; Nannie C. 187, 191 
Nellie 108; Thomas B. 108; Paige 

B. 107; William B. 97, 107. 

Catlin: Mr. 72. 

Chalk: Addie 123; Catherine B. 123; 

Cora 123; Dora 123; James 123; 

John 123; Robert 123. 



Chamberlain: A. 193; Margaret 194. 
Chamberlin: George H. 102. 

Chambers: 164; Abraham G 71 ; Ben- 
• amine 71 ; Clyde 148; Elizabeth 67; 
George 71 ; Herbert 148; James 71, 
148; James H. 67; John 148; Joseph 
67, 71; Florence 148; Sarah 71; 
Samue! 163; Susan 71; B. 148; 
Thomas 71 ; Vivian 148; William 71. 

Champ: Joel 202. 

Champaigne: John 55. 

Chapin: Eliza 202. 

Chapman: Jeanie 140. 

Childs: Miss 125. 

Christopher: Alice B. 160; Clark 159; 

Mattie 161; Mary 161; Mr. 160; 

Sarah 161; Thomas 160. 
Churchill: Helen 131. 
Clark: Abigail 198; Agnes 72; Al- 

mira 126; Ann B. 126; Catherine 

B. 140, 142; Charles 126; David 
52, 72; Ellen C. 142; Elizabeth 72, 
126, 142; George R. 40; Giddion 
72; Ida 126; Jacob B. 126; James 
72; John 72, 126; John C. 72; 
Kenoz 72; Lomanda 142; Martha 
P. 72; Mary 72; Mary J. 142; 
Miss 145; Nathan 203; Nathaniel 
72; Rachel 44; Rebecca A. 142; 
Robert 126; Sarah 72, 126, 197; 
Sarah A. 200, 202; Samuel 201; 
William 71, 72. 

Clary: Benjamin 66. 

Clayton: J. B. 92; Sarah 177. 

Clemens: Miss 145. 

Coats: Ora 144. 

Cochran: 85; Leah P. 94; R O. 155. 

Cole: Ella T. 105. 

Coleman: Mrs. 179; Agnes 184; Eve- 
lina B. 184; Evelyn 184, 185; James 
S. 185; Robert L. 184; Sarah 185; 
Thabeus 185; Thabeus W. 185; Wil- 
liam 184, 185. 

Coley: Thomas 197; Mary 197. 

Colton: Peggy 68. 

Colvin: Feimine 107; Gratton 107; 
Jane 107; Marjorie 107; Marjorie 

C. 107. 

Compton: Sarah 173. 

Comstock: Polly 199, 201. 

Conde: Blondna 70. 

Cone: Roxanna 203. 

Conn: Charles 170; Fannie 170. 



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Connaly: Mr. 179. 

Conner: Jennie 188. 

Conover: Elizabeth W. 192. 

Conrod: 56. 

Cook: Cary 191; Mrs. 83; Repella 

151. 

Coonrod: Alfred 59. 

Cooper: James L. 188; Mrs. 158; 
Thomas A. 158. 

Copewing: Jack 190. 

Corder: Cora E. 106; Flora 106; Hus- 
ton F. 106; James M. 106; Maggie 
M. 106; Mr. 98; Robert Y. 106; 
Roy B. 106; William E. 106. • 

Cormont: Ami 55. 

Cornel: 157; Mary B. 157. 

Corrigan: Mary B. 64, 109, 122; 
Michael 109. 

Cottrell: Clara 187. 

Coulter: Adelina 147; Elizabeth B. 
147, 150; Cyrus 147, 148; C. R. 
150; Lizzie C. 148; Mattie 147; 
John 146, 147, 148. 

Courtley: Jennie 147. 

Covert: Fred P. 105. 

Covington: Joseph 138; Nice 138; Wil- 
liam 138. 

Cox : Catherine 83 ; James 83 ; Mary 
G. 108; William B. 108; V. 103, 
108. 

Coxen: George 123; Mary 122, 123. 
Craft: B. cornfield 86; Mary 72. r 
Craig: Mr. 175; John P. 100. 
Crawford: Gladys 185; Mary 125, 

126; William 74; Valentine 74; Able 

151; Sarah M. 153. 

Creasy: Lizzie 147. 

Creed: Miss 158. 

Crocket: Addie T. 108; Anna M. 

108; Charles E. 108; Elmer 108; 

Ethel M. 108; Donnell B. 108; 

Frank M. 108. 

Crory: Esther B. 112; Mr. 112. 

Cross: Hannah 148; Martha 158; Wil- 
liam 150. 

Crouch: Miss 125, 126. 

Crouse : Robert 1 24. 

Crow: John 69; Josiah B. 96. 

Crute: Amanda 89. 

Culbertson: Capt. Joseph 46; Col. Sam- 
uel 56. 

Cummins: Albert Baird 80. 



Cunningham: Marjorie 73; Mrs. 83; 

Samuel 43. 
Curtis: Asa 199; Amzi 204; Beach 
204; Caroline 204; Charles 204; Da- 
vid 201; Eliza 204; Frances 204; 
Harriet 204; Henry S. 204; John 
204; Maris 204; Stiles 202, 204. 
Cushing: Jonothan 63; Cutter Aug. V. 

195. 
Daiber: George 149; Clara B. 149. 
Dalrimple: V. 195. 
Darlington: Meredith 83. 
Davidson: Sarah 177. 
Davis: Addie 191 ; Alice A. 47; Alicia 
203; Andrew 84; Elizabeth 105; 
Enoch 198, 199; Margaret 83; Sam- 
uel 199. 
Dawes: Alice 153; Charles 153; Jose- 
phine 176. 
Dear: Eugene B. 105. 
Dearth: Aaron R. 103; Clark B. 72, 
91; Evans 103; George 72; W. 91, 
103; James 72; John W. 72, 103; 
Jonah 103; Lacy E. 103; Randolph 
72, 81, 91; Robert J. 91; Ruth M. 
103; Sarah J. 91. 
Deaver: Osborn 187. 
DeFreeze: Mary 108. 
DeGarmo: Amelia 122; Brooks 122. 
DeKay: Sarah 134. 
Denton: Abigail 134. 
Denyse: Mary 136. 
Dev: Daniel 176; David B. 176; 
Elias 176; James 176; John 174, 
176; Louis 177; Mary B. 176. 
Diamond: Elizabeth 49, 56. 
Dickson: Elizabeth 109, 115; Eliza- 
beth L. 110; Estha L. 110, 115; 
Henry 115; John 109; Samuel 115; 
Thomas 110, 115; Mr. 174; Wil- 
liam 115. 
Dillon: Arthur 174; Sarah B. 170. 
Dodge: Henry, Gov. 128. 
Doe: 54. 

Dorey: Richard 183. 
Doughty: Belle 93. 
Dow: Monteville 64. 
Downs: Bessie 154. 
Draper: Roland 187; Joseph 187; 

Sally 187; Thomas 187. 
Du Bois: Louis 72; Uriah 72. 
Duboise: Catherin 158. 
Du Boisson: Fermine O. 81, 82. 



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Douglas: Mary 42, 129, 130. 
Dufiinbaugh: Fermine M. 108; John 

M. 99, 108; Marrietta 108; Walter 

108. 
Dunbar: Kitty 150; Polly 150, 151. 
Duncan: Miss 145. 
Dunlap: Agnes G. 105; Harriet R. 

105; Howard 105; Joseph R. 105; 

Robert 95, 105; William B. 105. 
Dunn: Elizabeth H. 49; Flora 108; 

Lydia B. 170; Samuel 49; William 

50, 174. 
Dunning: James 43, 49. 
Duy: Hannah 58; Sarah 58. 
Eagles: Esther 134, 136. 
Eakin: Adalina C. 148; Charles 148; 

Don 149; Eliza 150; Harold 149; 

Howard 148; Mae 148, 149; Mar- 
shall 149; Martha 149; Sarah 149; 

Thomas J. 147, 148. 
Eames: Hannah 61 ; Sarah 61. 
Early: Mrs. John 56. 
Easterday: W. T. 184. 
Easterly: N. W. 187. 
Eastman: Albert 59. 
Easton: Lydia 103, 107. 
Eckley: 87. 

Eddy: Mr. 194; Sarah 195. 
Edwards: Elizabeth 174; Jessie 184; 

Luta 66; Mary 174; William 199. 

Eells: John 198. 

Eldridge: Jessie 94. 

Ellicot: Anne 55. 

Ellis: Elizabeth 134; S. P. 118, 119. 

Elwood: Elizabeth 58. 

Ely: David B. 180; Elizabeth 180; 
George 180; Harvey 180; Isaac 180; 
John 176; Joseph W. 180; Lucy 180; 
Mary 180; Mrs. 159; Phebe 180; 
Rebecca 174, 177, 180; Rebecca F. 
182; Richard 182; Sarah 180; Wil- 
liam 176, 180. 

Embly: Emma 182. 

Emerson: John 61. 

Emison: Hugh 42; Mary 42. 

Emmet: Robert 128. 

Endress: Mr. 132. 

Enock: Caroline 135. 

Erwin: Hugh 130. 

Espy: Harriet N. 186. 

Evans: 54; Aseneth 150; Susan 187. 

Ewan: Richard 103. 

Ewing: Ann 72; Elizabeth 72; Genl. 



72; George 72; George B. 92; James 
72, 83, 92; Thomas 72; William 72, 
80. 

Fagg: John A. 187. 

Fairs: Nancy 125. 

Fakes: Mr. 169. 

Fareman: Charles L. 154. 

Farewell: A. 183; K. J. 183. 

Faris: Nancy 126; Sarah 125, 126. 

Farnesworth: Mary 146. 

Farnum: Hannah 202. 

Ferguson: Rebecca 138. 

Field: Betsy 201. 

Findley: John Col. 49; Surrena 150. 

Finley: 53; Aaron B. 99; Anne E. 99; 
Enezer 73, 99; Eli H. 87, 98; Elliot 
73; Ely 73; Erwin 66; Fermine O. 
99; Huston 98; James 73, 98; James 
F. 73; James K. 100; Jane 98; Jane 
S. 73; John 40; John F. 73; Joseph 
40, 73; Lydia M. 73; Margaret 98; 
Maria 98; Mary M. 73, 89, 98; 
Michael 73; Phoebe J. 95, 104; Rob- 
ert 73; Robert E. 93; Samuel 73; 
Samuel E. 73; Samuel F. 73; Sam- 
uel R. 73; Thomas W. 73; William 
73; William E. 99. 

Fisher: Henry M. 128; Theresi 128; 
John 55; Molly 96. 

Fitch: George 94, 202; Hattie 94; Her- 
bert 94; James 84, 93. 94; Laura 94; 
Lilly 94; Mr. 202; Warren 94. 

Fitsimmons: James 55. 

Fleming: Jacob C. 59; Thomas 59. 

Fletcher: Martha J. 64. 

Flint: William 64. 

Folsom: Samuel 47. 

Forbes: Genl. 39. 

Forman: Evelina B. 182; Franzincky 

182; John B. 182; Mary 190; Mary 

E. 182; Peter 182; William 177, 

182. 
Forshee: Lany 135. 
Forsythe: Andrew 118; James 118; 

John 117, 118; Joseph 118; Mary 

110, 111; Sally B. 118; Sarah B. 

117; William 118 (109). 
Foster: Elizabeth 61; Ernest 147; 

James 147; John 61; H. C. 150; 

Henry 147; J. M. 146; Mary 62. 

147; Mrs. 146; Normand 147; Utillis 

147; Susan B. 147; Wendell 147; 

William 147. 



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Foulk: Mattie 98. 

Fowler: Anna B. 198; Elizabeth 198; 
Hannah 198; Margaret 198; Jona- 
than 198; Joseph 200; William 197, 
198. 

Fox: Misses 169. 

Frame or Fream: James 84; John 73; 
Margaret 84, 94; Susan 79, 84, 94; 
Thomas 79, 84. 

French: Assey 73; Calvin Capt. 94 
Cynthia 135; Enoch 73, 81, 85, 94 
Francis 47; John 73; Joseph 41 
Nancy 81, 85; William 41. 

Fresy: Isabella 71. 

Froelich: Adolf C. 153. 

Frost: Susan 61 . 

Fry: Albert F. 189; W. A. 189. 

Fulmore: Jane 69. 

Fulton: Alex 73; Donaldson E. 73; 
John 73; F. 73; Persus 81, 88, 89; 
Robert 73; Thomas 156. 

Gable: Mr. 194; Hannah 195. 

Gaitor: Holly 67. 

Gallaher: Charles 98; Eliza A. 87; 

George 81, 87, 97; N. 97; W. 87, 

98; Hannah B. 73; James 73; B. 

87; John 73; W. 97; Lydia N. 87; 

Martha 98; Mary J. 87; Nancy 87, 

97; Robert J. 87, 98; Theresa 188; 

William F. 97; K. 87, 97. 
Galliett: J. S. 103. 

Gardner: Naooleon 204; William 106. 
Garlick: Henry 199. 
Garner: 119. r 

Gaston: Lydia 174, 176. 
Gastrell: Lizzie 120. 
Gates: Sarah 87. 
Gaylord: Martha 158. 
Geedon: Miss 93. 
Gerberding: Mary B. 54. 
Gerrier: Henry 56. 
Ghost: Katy 150. 
Gibb: Elizabeth 42; Hugh 42; John 

200. 

Gibson: Alphea N. 161; Daniel P. 
98; James 43; Jean 43; Susan 84. 

Gilbert: Sarah E. 89; Maria 204. 
Gillerland: Margaret 151. 
Gillespie: 141. 
Gilmore: Robert 44. 
Giltner: Mr. 125. 
Givens: John Capt. 47. 
Gleason: Mary 204. 



Glen: John 42. 

Glendenning: Lydia 108. 

Glenny: Sarah P. 203. 

Gobel: Caleb 179. 

Gordon: Elizabeth 191; F. H. 188, 
191; Ida L. 191; Maude E. 191; 
Russell 191. 

Gorely: Lydia B. 117; Mathew 117. 

Gorle: Frances 161. 

Gortschoir: Margaret 65. 

Graham: John, Capt. 104, 110; Lina 

149; Margaret 93? William 110. 
Grant: F. W. 189. 

Green: Isabelle 135; Nathaniel Genl. 
66; Timothy 45, 78; William S. 105. 

Gregor: John 76. 

Grey: Mr. 167. 

Gribble: Margaret 89; Savilla 97. 

Grier: A. James 184. 

Griffin: Mary 89. 

Griswold: Polly 199. 

Grove: Peter 170. 

Guerin: John D. 194, 195. 

Gunnell: John 141. 

Guthrie: Miss 151. 

Gwyn: Rebecca 169. 

Hale: Mr. 185; Sarah E. 204. 

Hall: Bessie 149; Joseph 63, 64; Mary 

172, 173; Miss 154. 
Hamilton: Alexander 66; Bertha 195; 

Catherine 71; James 50; John 71; 

Rev. 45. 
Hammond: Mary B. 148; Mr. 147, 

148; Vida 148. 
Hampton: James 63; Martha T. 189. 
Hand: Caroline E. 103. 
Handley: 129, 130. 
Hannah: C. 184. 
Harah: Rebecca 85. 
Hardson: John 132. 
Hardy: James 169; Miss 169, 170. 
Hare: Florence 103. 
Harford: Mary 81. 
Harmer: Genl. 40, 165. 
Harmon: Genl. 162; Mary 175. 

Harmony: Adam Lieut. 129. 
Harold: James 148. 
Harper: Mary 88. , 

Harris: Dodridge 91; Grace 48. 

Harrison: 66; Benj. 69; Craven 120, 
121; Elizabeth J. 121; Fannie 121; 



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Frank 132; James B. 121; Nancy B. 

121; William F. 66. 
Hart: Mary 168. 
Hartsock: Mrs. 52. 
Harrwick: Mrs. 52. 
Hartzell: Samuel 183. 
Harvey: Charles 65. 
Hastings: Mollie 66. 
Hatch: Cyrus 123; David A. 123; 

Ella 123; Harry 123; James W. 123; 

Louise 123; Mary Louise 123; Sada 

J. 123; William C. 123. 
Hatrick: Samuel 56. 
Havens: Charles R. 191 ; W. 188, 191. 
Hawley: Anna 196; Samuel 102. 

Hayden: E. 194; Elizabeth 195; Estelle 

T. 192; G. N. 192. 
Hays: Landgartha 100, 107; Leonora 

105. 
Haywood: Alice 151; Hannah 63. 
Helridge: Sarah 175. 
Henderson: Jane 72. 
Hendrickson: Amy 177, 181. 

Henry: Libby 91; Isabella 185; Ma- 
tilda 125; Martha 124; William C. 
91. 

Herbert: Ann 188. 

Herder: Mr. 159. 

Herick: Mrs. 52. 

Herndon: E. W. 185. 

Heron: James Capt. 46. 

Hervey: James 110; Margaret B. 110; 

Mary 110; Rebecca 110; Rosanna 

110, 111. 
Hewett: Alva 149. 
Hibbs: Harriet 95, 104. 
Hickox: Sarah 199. 
Hicks: Mary 135. 
Hidalgo: L. 163. 
Higgins: Israel 159. 
High: Esther 194; Hannah 194. 
Hildreth: Lydia 175. 
Hill: Mrs. 167, 168. 
Hinds: James P. 195. 
Hindman: James 118. 

Hine: Cornelia S. 203; Joel 200; Mary 

203; Sarah 199. 
Hoagland: Alexander 160; Catalina 

158, 159. 

Hoban: 121. 
Hobart: Mrs. 199. 
Hoffman: Fredrick 143. 
Hogan: Mr. 189; Grace 107. 



Hoggins: John W. 184. 
Hogshead: Margaret 112. 
Holbrook: Ruth 199, 201. 
Holland: Albert 122. 
Hollingsworth: Abigail 197; M. 167. 
Holloway: Corinne 190. 
Holman: Mary 138. 
Holmes: Asher 116; Harriet 131; John 
42; Nancy 96. 

Hook: James 84, 93. 

Hope: David 83. 

Hopkins: Sarah 60; Samuel 60. 

Hosick: James 67. 

Houston: Thomas S. 59. 

Houts: Faith 97, 107. 

Howard: Dorcas 61 ; Dr. F. 103. 

Howe: Aimer 148; Edward E. C. 148. 

Howell: James O. 185. 

Hozen: Col. 46. 

Hubbard: Phoebe 64. 

Huddleston: Mira 167. 

Hudson: John 63. 64. 

Huey: Culberison 111, 112; H. B. 
112; Jane B. 117, 118; John M. 118; 
Mary 118; Sally 118; Samuel O. 
118, 119; S. P. 119; William 117, 
118. 

Huggins: Belle 94; Charles 94; Law- 
son 94. 

Hunt: Amanda B. 178; Leigh 178; 
John E. 182; Mrs. 192, 193; Ran- 
dolph 178. 

Hunter: Carrie 112; Loretta 180. 

Huston: William Cap 46. 

Hutchinson: Gordon 41. 

Ingerso'.l: Mary 63. 

Iturbide: Genl. 164. 

Irwin: Hannah 175, 179. 

Jack: Patrick Capt. 46, 78. 

Jackson: Andrew 74; Jack 86; Stone- 
wall 87. 

James: Irwin 137. 

Jamison: James 67; William F. 105. 

Jefferson: Thomas 163. 

Jtmison: Robert 56. 

Jenne: E. S. 147; Piatt 147; Forest 
148; Mattie B. 148. 

Jennings: Elizabeth 167; Lucinda 74; 
Obediah. 

Johns: Sarah 73. 

Johnson: Genl. 87; John 68; C. 181; 

Lydia 181; Margaret 150; Mary 181; 

Miss 113, 114, 137; William 177, 

181. 



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Jones: B. M. Col. 65; Irving 138; Lue 
N. 138; Lucy A. 65; Margaret 146; 
Ottie B. 143; Theresa 138. 

Judson: Lewis 202. 

Judy: Ambrose 203. 

Justice: Mary 150. 

Juxon: Thomas 65; William 65. 

Kannel: Celesta 99. 

Keith: George 172; Alexander 115; 

Amanda 89; Elizabeth 115. 
Kellog: Dr. 132; Amanda 132. 
Kelly: Jean 43. 
Kendall: Sarah 159; Mr. 95, 104, 112, 

113. 

Kennedy: Mr. 191; Frank 104; Jen- 
nie 104; Margaret J. 113; Martha 
W. 104. 

Kenny: Augustus 190; James 187, 190; 
Margaret B. 190. 

Kershaw: George 158; Jane 159. 

Kewinaquot: 128. 

Kidall: Abigail 61; Anna E. 105; 
Harriet E. 105; Joseph H, 105; Re- 
becca A. 105; Steven 95, 105; R. 
105; William 105. 

Kilgore: Charles 129; David 52; Es- 
ther 29, 130; Jane 129. 
Killenaar: Laurinta 71. 

Kilpatrick: Maggie 150; Mary 146 
Mr. 104. 

Kincaid: James 73; Joseph 54, 66, 130 
Mr. 127. 

King: Ira 104; Mrs. 83; 124; Mr. 96 
Thomas 95, 104. 

Kinkead: 73; Joseph 130. 

Kip: Henry 156. 

Kirby: Charles 127; James 125, 127; 

Martha B. 127; Robert 127. 
Kirker: George 94. 
Kirkpatrick: Mr. 127. 
Kliber: Catherine 122. 
Knapp: Helen 204. 
Knight: Capt. D. 91. 
Knowles: Harriet 166, 167. 
Kolmeyer: Mina 148. 
Koontz: Maria 103. 
Kraft: Grace K. 153. 
Krausen: Josephine 153. 
Krider: Miss 169. 
Lambert: Cheney 49. 
Lardner: David 72. 
Lavine: Elvina 123. 



Lawson: Esther B. 136; Samuel 136; 

Thomas B. 136; William 135, 136. 
Leadly: Ellen W. 142. 
Leathers: 63; Edward 62. 
Leckey: Elizabeth 85. 
Lee: Annie V. 190; Edna B. 190; 

Genl. 87; James H. 190; Joseph L. 

190; Mamie B. 190; Mary J. B. 

190; Thomas B. 190; Thomas J. 

187, 190. 
Leffenwell: Claussen 103. 
Leggett: Francis 91; Judith 84, 93. 
Lewis: Elizabeth 148; Eva B. 148; 

Harry 148; Joseph 174; Sarah 148. 
Lindsay: Mary J. 177. 
Lisk: Helen 188; J. P. 188. 
Little: Joseph 60, 160. 
Littlejohn: Alexander 151 ; Eleanor B. 

151; Elizabeth 151; Morris 150, 

151; Steven 151; William 151. 
Livingston: John, Rev. 45. 
Locke: Anna 175, 179; Mathew 179. 
Logan: David 174. 

Lomas: DeWitt E. 143; Elizabeth C. 
142; Frank B. 143; Ida E. 143; 
Minnette 143; Thomas 142; Willis 
143. 

Long: Andrew 66; Mary E. 191 ; Wil- 
liam, Capt. 129. 

Lord : Abigail 72. 

Lorrimer: Susanna 112. 

Lovell: W. 132. 

Lowe: S. Cornelia 184, 189. 

Lowrie or Lowrey: Elizabeth 74; 

Howard 112; Miss 111, 112; Violet 

73; William 142. 

Lowthes: 109. 

Lusk: J. P. 191; Helen 191; Mary 
B. 191. 

Lyons: Elleanor 150. 
McAuley: Mrs. 169. 
McCall: Elizabeth 55; Mary 58. 
McCalla: Lucretia 119; Miss 118. 
McCarmack: Margaret 98. 
McClelland: John, Capt. 45, 77; Sarah 
H. 79, 80. 

McCIennan: Cathrine 65. 
McClintock: Abraham 43; Sarah 43. 
McClinton: Harvey 137; James 137; 
Mr. 137; Nettie B. 137. 

McCIure: William 102. 
McCulIoch: Margaret 67. 



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McCombs: 145; Anne 98; Bertha 98; 
Elizabeth 98; George 98; Hannah 
98; James 98; John 87, 98; Lydia 
M. 98; Maria 98; Mary J. 98, 101; 
Sarah 98; William 98. 
McConnell: John, Capt. 56; Mary 

142. 
McCoy: Alonzo B. 103; Ar.na 103; 

Edith 104; Eliza B. 103; Eugene 

103, 106; Helen 104; John 95, 103; 
Louella 103, 107; Louisa 103; Wil- 
liam 103. 
McCrocklin: 152; Lee 154; William 

140. 
McCue: William 110. 
McCullough: Edward 149; Ella 149; 

Hugh 147; Maggie 149; Martha B. 

149; Marshall 149; Mary E. 112. 
McCully: Mary 76, 110. 
McCurdy: Miss 124, 125, 127. 
McDaniel: E. M. 118; J. L. 118; 

Mary 119. 
McDonald: Anne 111, 113; Black 

138; Jane 138; Mary 138; Mr. 137; 

Mrs. 177; Peggie B. 138; Simon 

138; Sydneyham 138. 
McFadden: John 84; Perry 150. 
McFali: Agnes 51, 134; Brise 51. 
McFee: Dr. 122; Matilda 71. 
McFunn: Lydia 131. 
McGhea: George 50, 51. 
McGill: Mr. 174. 
McGowan: Margaret 114; Samuel 

110, 111, 114. 
Mclntyre: Cathrine A. 103; Charles 

T. 103; Elizabeth J. 103; Fannie 

A. 103; George K. 103; Hattie 103; 

James 93; Jesse F. 103; Mary E. 

103. 
McKay: Georsie 105; Isabella P. 105; 

Louie B. 105; Mary W. 105. 
McKee: Martha 145, 146; Susan 146; 

Thomas 1 46. 

McKeever: Martha 87. 

McKlnley: Mary 130, 131, 146, 150; 
Mr. 150; George 150. 

McKissick: Alice 149. 

McKnight: 53; Eliza 112; John B. 
112; Mary 112; Rebecca 112; Rob- 
ert 112, 163, 164; Samuel 112. 

McLaughlin: Mr. 127. 



McLean: Elizabeth 89; John 137, 
138; Newton 137, 138. 

McLelland: Thomas 69. 

McLemore: Addie 187; Margaret D. 

188, 
McLure: Thomas 170. 
McManigal: Capt. 146. 
McMaster: James 83, 92; Maria 91. 
McMillan: John 129; Thomas 125. 
McMitchel: Clara A. 182. 
McNaughton: Minnie L. 143. 
McNeil: Mr. 202. 
McQuister: Betty 118; Eliza B. 117, 

118; Nancy 117; Sallie 118; Wil- 
liam 117. 
McWilliams: Anne E. 100. 
Macham or Mecham: Mr. 130. 
Machey: George 50. 
Mackay: Isabella 114. 
Maclay: Jane 49. 
Magan: Robert 145. 
Mahavfy: Jacob H. 93. 
Mallock: Maria A. 181. 
Mann: Margaret M. 142; Nettie 142. 
Mannakee: Sarah E. 151. 
Mansur: Abbie W. 62. 
Marbury: Alice V. 136; William H. 

135. 
Marion: Francis 69; Lieut. Col. 120. 
Marmion: Dinah 70. 
Martin: Agnes 110; Florence S. 186; 

Jane 56; Mr. 176; Mrs. 125; Philip 

135. 
Martyn: Sarah 124, 125. 
Masters: Edith 135; Elizabeth 135; 

Hannah B. 135; John R. 135; S. 

135. 
Mathas: Frances 62. 
Mauglin: Lizzie 147, 149. 
Maxwell: Gertrude A. 177. 
Meade: Genl. 128. 
Meakin: Elizabeth 43, 60; Margaret 

43; Robert 43, 60; William 43, 60. 
Mechlin: Eliza B. 113; George 111, 

113. 

Menlhon: 47. 

Merchant: Rosannah 67; Ruben 67. 

Merriman: Augusta 190; A. S. 190; 
Bessie 190; Branch H. 190; Edgar 
190; Margaret 190; Marv 190; Nel- 
lie 190; Sterling 190. 

Meyer: Ludwig 145. 



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225 



Middleton: Mrs. 56. 
Migisan: 128. 

Miller: Alexander 98; Alfred B. 99, 
108; L. 108; Amanda C. 101; 
Amanda K. 101; Andrew 74; 
Anna 101; Anne 99; Blanche 
101; Benj. F. 87, 99; Bertha 
V. 72; Elinor 159; EUie 98; 
Eliza 99, 117; Elizabeth C. 101; 
Emily F. 101; Esther T. 108; Fer- 
mine O. 99, 108; Franklin 99; Frank 
169; Frank B. 101, 108; George 74, 
98; George G. 89; Frederick 108; 
Harriet E. 100; Harry C. 101 ;.. Hen- 
ry 98; Hollice 101; Jacob 74, 178; 
James 73, 74, 98; A. 101; B. 89, 
99 101; G. 87; Jennie 101; Jessie 
B. 101; John 44, 74, 78, 98; A. 
89, 100; G. 101; H. 101; N. 101; 
Johnson A. 101; Johnston 89, 101; 
Joseph 74; Lola 118; Lydia 101; 
A. 100, 101; M. 98; Mable 101; 
Maria 98; Martha 98, 100; Margar- 
et 100; J. 99; Mary DeF. 103; 
Mary G. 101; Matilda B. 101; 
Maude M. 101; Mr. 176; Nancy J. 
150; Oliphant 89, 101; Polly 74; 
Rebecca 74; M. 100; Robert 42, 
99 101, 108; Samuel 44, 74, 81, 
89- W. 101; Sarah A. 98; E. 100, 
101; F. 101; Susan 74; Tilla 101; 
Thomas 98; Viola J. 101; Wash- 
ington 89, 101; William 67, 74; J. 
98; F. 101; W. 89, 101; Wilson P. 
89, 101; Wylie 101. 
Mills: Elizabeth 72. 
Minor: Truman 204. 
Minthorn: Hannah 134. 
Mitchel: Eliza J. 90; Jane 100; Julia 

169; Mary 66. 
Monroe: James 163. 
Montgomery: Anne 188; John N. 191. 
Mooberry: Margaret 107. 
Moon: Mr. 66. 

Moore: Bella 99; David 43, 49; Ed- 
win P. 95; Elizabeth 43; C. 181; 
James B. 191; Joseph D. 138; Mar- 
garet 43; Marjorie S. 138; Martha 
124; Mr. 92, 127; Nancy V. 117; 
J. 150; RutK 91. 
Naylor: Maggie 127. 
Neely: Mr. 169. 
Neil: Dorcus 61. 
Nettleton: Abigail 201; Almon 203; 

15 



Anna 201; Benajar 199, 201; 

Charles A. 201 ; Edward 201 ; Hez- 

ekiah 201; Joseph 201; Mr. 167; 

Seman 201; Thaddeus 202; Wil- 
liam 201. 
Nevin: Catherine 158; Elsie 158; 

Garrett V. 158; Ida 158; Johanes 

158; Sarah 158; William 158. 
Newby: Elizabeth 59. 
Newhand: Mary 93. 
Newkirk: Capt. 46. 
Newton: Phoebe 202. 
Nichol: Elizabeth 6l ; Louisa 67; Re- 
becca 150; Sarah 61. 
Nisbet: Aimee B. 155; George B. 155; 
McDonald B. 155; Samuel B. 155. 
Nock: Sylvanus 63, 64. 
Normandy: Maria 70. 
North: E. V. 119. 
Ogdon: David 174; Mary 174, 177. 
O'Hara: Margaret 48. 
O'Henry: 185. 
Oltrogge: Annie F. 192; Estelle T. 

192; Henry C. 192. 
Onis: Lulis de 163. 
O'Riley: Margaret 174, 175, 193. 
Ornsby: Thomas T 79. 
Orr: Margaret 57. 
Osborne: J. H. 195. 
Ostrander: Henry 59. 
Overman: Dorothy 190; Gertrude 
190; Lillian 190; Lee S. 187, 190; 
Maude 190; William 190. 
Owens: Tabitha 179. 

Painter: Enise 199. 

Paishall: Harry 149. 

Palmer: Nancy L. 97. 

Pardue: Turner 94. 

Parker: 175, 188; Elizabeth 70; Je- 
rusha, Gen. 63; Martha V. W. 188. 

Parks: Eliza 93; Rebecca 150. 

Parquead: Miss 185. 

Parry: Sarah 146. 

Patterson: Martha 72; Rebecca 111; 
Robert 17. 

Pattibone: Anna 160. 

Patton: Mary 179, 184; Mr. 170. 

Paul: Samuel 68. 

Payne: Ellen 143; Mary 142, 144; 
Miss 151. 

Pearis: Nancy 71. 

Pearson: Eva 189. 



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Pefley: Mary B. 149; Wallace B. 
149; Wynn W. 149. 

Pelton: Nathaniel 135. 

Pendleton: John B. 66; Nathaniel 66. 

Penington: Elizabeth D. 128. 

Pentacost: Mrs. 83. 

Perkins: Abbie 203; L. C. 179; Miss 
179. 

Perrine: Alfred 181; Arthur D. 192; 
Bertha 188; Caroline 177, 181; 
Charles 181; C. H. 183, 188; David 
177, 181; C. 181, 192; V. 192; De- 
bora E. 181; DeL. 181; Edwin A. 
181; Elias R. 188, 191; Elizabeth 
E. 188, 191; Etta S. 191; Frank 
188; Hannah V. 192; John D. 181; 
R. 192; Lacona 191; Lydia A. 181; 
Margaret C. 181; Mary 181; C. 
192; Phebe B. 181; Rei B. 181; 
Vivian 191; William C. 192. 

Perry: Ernest 107; Mr. 64. 

Peterson: Mr. 151. 

Pettit: Martha 197. 

Pfifer: Martin 46. 

Phifer: Alex 179. 

Philbrick: Esther 63. 

Phillips: John L. 119; Sarah E. 119. 

Phipps: Eva 147; Grace 147; John 
147; Lyman 147; Mary 147; Por- 
ter, Col. 146, 147, 150; Robert 147; 
Sarah J. B. 147. 

Pierce: Mary 83. 

Piersol: Ely 99; Miss 71. 

Pierson: Mary DeF. 99; John 150; 
Sarah 150. 

Pike: James 41; John 41, 64; Thom- 
as 41; William 41; Zebulon 41, 163. 

Piatt: Samuel 198; Sarah 198; Susan 
203. 

Pleasants: Anne 65, 66. 

Plumb: John 202. 

Plumber: Frances 68. 

Pollard: Celia E. 114; Robert W. 
113, 114. 

Pollock: Mrs. 124, 127. 

Pollythress or Poythress: Robert 66; 
Thomas 65. 

Poque: 85. 

Pope: Mary L. 160. 

Porter: Anne 84, 85, 94; Cephas 85, 
95; Charles 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 94, 
95, 104; Col. 146, 147, 150; Cora 
B. 104; Cynthia 104; Cyrus 98, 101; 



Daisy 74; Eliza B. 95, 103; George 
F. 104; R. 104; Georgia 101; Guy 
104; Harriet 85, 95, 104; Heziah 
J. 95; Harry W. 104; Isabella 95, 
105; James 84, 85, 94, 95, 101, 
104; Jane 84, 85, 94, 95; John 45, 
79, 83, 84, 85, 94, 95, 101, 104; 
Leah 84, 85, 94; Lula B. 104; Mag- 
gie 104; Margaret 84, 85, 94, 95, 
105; Martha 95, 104; Mary 85, 95, 
101, 104, 105; Maude 104; Moses 
B. 85, 94; Newel 95; Phoebe J. 
104; Rachael 95; Robert 85, 95, 
101, 104; R. Amanda 95, Samuel 
85, 94, 95, 104; Sarah E. 104; 
Steven 39, 85, 95, 104; Wiley 95, 
104; William 74, 104. 

Post: Susan 158. 

Potter: Isabella 71; James 71; Capt. 

129; John, Capt. 129; Mary 129; 

Miss 53. 
Potts: Mary 194; Nathan 39; Rebecca 

130; Thomas, Col. 130. 

Powell: Martin 168. 

Powers: John 67. 

Pratt: Margaret 88, 98. 

Printice: John, Capt. 45. 

Price: Charles H. 204; Nathaniel 61; 

R. N. 185. 

Pritchard: Lieut. 73. 

Pruden or Prudden: Lewis 193; Mary 

195; Peter 196; Rhoda 193; Sam- 
uel 198. 
Pryor: Jessie F. 189. 
Puckeit: Harriet A. 185. 
Purvis: Isabella C. 98. 
Quigley: John 57, 177; Tabitha B. 

177, 178. 
Quinby: Sarah 74. 
Quinn: Charles G. 144, 145; Edith 

W. 145; Ivan W. 145; Vale M. 

145. 
Rammage: James 56. 
Ramey: Mary 95. 
Ramsey: William 48. 
Randolph: Edmund 66. 
Ray: John 193. 
Raymond: Ambrose 143, 145; Claude 

145; Deala 145; Isabella B. 145; 

Lomie 145; Mabel O. 145; Nettie 

145. 
Rayner: Julia 143. 



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Read: William 98. 

Reed or Reid: Ailie B. 154; Annie 

B. 154; Arzula 154; Fannie 191; 

James B. 154; T. 154; John T. 154; 

Lillie 154; Lucy J. 154; Martyn 

154; Mr. Ill, 127, 177; Mrs. 124, 

127; Nannie K. 154; J. A. 184; 

Theo. 154; Thomas 152; Rebecca 

A. 154; Willie W. 154. 
Reeves: Abner 74, 79; Elizabeth 74, 

79, 80, 81 ; Hannah B. 79; John 74; 

Manassah 74, 80;. Michael 74, 80. 

Reside: Sarah 55. 

Reynolds: John, Genl. 128; Margar- 
et 60; Mr. 187. 

Rice: Victoria 184. 

Richards: Anna B. 190; Catherine 
190; Charles R. 190; Elizabeth 
190; John H. 187, 190; Kitty 
or Bessie 187; Mr. 188; May 191; 
Rupert 191; William 48, 56, 191. 

Richardson: Ellen 142; Lieut. 45; 
Sam 190. 

Riddle: Eliza A. 147. 

Ridgeway: Elizabeth 88, 100. 

Riggles: James 148; B. 148; Wini- 
fred 148. 

Riggs: Albert R. 106; Alexander 106; 
Alice H. 106; Aimer W. 106; 
Anna E. 106; W. 106; Charles H. 
106; N. 106,' Charlotte 106; David 
182; Edwin H. 106; Elias 177; 
Elsie 106; Elizabeth C. 106; Ema 
E. 106; J. 106; Evadne 106; "Fan- 
nie A. 106; Harriet B. 106; Henry 
E. 106; John C. 182; Joseph E. 
106; Kate 1C6; E. 106; Lewis 182, 
188; Lucy 106; Margaret A. 188; 
Mary C. 106; E. 182; May F. 106; 
Rachel B. 182; Samuel 106; Steven 
D. 106. 

Riley: Harriet 88, 99. 

Roband: Mr. 122. 

Robb: Andrew 75; James 93; John 
93; Joseph 93; Mary 74, 75, 93; 
Moses 93; Robert 93; Washington 
93; Wiley 93; William 84, 93. 

Robbinnet: Samuel 56. 

Robertson: Anna McD. 114; Bever- 
ly 113, 114; Miss 168. 

Robinson: Abbie 185; Allen 106; Ca- 
milla 105; Eliza Jane 105; Fred 
H. 106; Genevieve 106; Havry G. 



105; John 45; Joshua V. 95, 106 
Kate L. 105; L. 95; L. N. 105 
Louella A. 105; Martha R. 106 
Mary 44, 79; Mr. 132; Patrick 39, 
40; Samuel 41 ; Steven B. 106; Wil- 
liam 44. 

Rodney: George 136. 

Rogers: Susan 199; Susanna 173. 

Roll: Edwin 150. 

Romero: Mrs. 52- 

Ross: Elizabeth 48. 

Rowland: Catherine 190; Mary S. 
190; Maude 190; Meredith 190; 
Mene 190; Mrs. 170; R. M. 190. 

Ruffin: Samuel 65. 

Rupert: Catherine 1 87 ; Eliza T. 180; 
James R. 187; Sue 190. 

Russel: Emmet 170; H. G. 120; James 
98. 

Ryland: Charles 100; Dora 100; Em- 
ma G. 100; Francis H. 100; Fred- 
erick W. 100; Henry 100; James 
89; E. 100; Kermeth R. 100; Mary 
P. 100; Wallace McC. 100. 

Salisbury: Dr. 103; Gov. 193. 

Samford: Ferdinand B. 136. 

Sandford: Sarah 197, 198. 

Saunders: A. J. 135. 

Sayer: Mr. 136. 

Scales: Nellie 190. 

Scanlan: Mary 178; Miss 175, 184. 

Scearce: George S. 154. 

Schlagel: Minnie 143. 

Schmidt: Sarah 151. 

Schrivener: Lottie 107. 

Schuyler: 47. 

Schwartz: Dr. 122. 

Scott: Hannah 158, 159; Henry 151 
John 163; Laura 147; Miss 110 
Thomas 44, 53, 77, 80, 83; A. 53 
Wait 199. 

Seachrist: Frances 123, 124. 

Seelly: Col. 194; Daniel 170, 174; 
Phebe B. 170. 

Seigler: Nathan 45. 

Sellers: Mrs. Jacob 56. 

Sevier: 40. 

Seward: Mr. 176. 

Sexton: Etta 188. 

Shade: Mary 177. 

Shaffer: Edward 149; George 149; 
Stella B. 149. 

Shannon: Emma 102. 



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Shaver: Austin 138; Capt. 46; Josie 
138; Mr. 138. 

Shaw: Isabella O. 203. 
Shelby: 40. 
Shelly: Eliza 194. 
Shelton: Hannah 72. 
Shepard: Henry 59. 
Sherman: Elijah 202. 
Sherrell: Elizabeth 118. 
Shields. ' John 129. 
Shoemaker: Nancy B. 120. 

Shook: Alice 97; Baird 97; Fermine 
M. 97; George 97; Hassie R. 97; 
Ida 97; John 97; Levi 97; Mary 
B. 97; W. R. 86, 97. 

Shorer: George 137. 

Shultz: Susan 92. 

Siggins: Frances 174. 

Sill: Serling 159. 

Simonds: George, Lieut. 143. 

Simonion: C. 118; J. W. 118. 

Simpson: Clara 106; Sarah 119. 

Sitsee: John 179. 

Skeer: R. S. 120. 

Sloan: Alice 152; Bland 152; Ella 

152; Irene 152; George 151, 152; 

Louis 152; Mary 185; Nannie 152; 

Rebecca 152; Sarah B. 152. 
Smiley: Alfred 149; Anna 149; 

Blanche 149; Etta B. 149; George 

149; Mary 149; Nathaniel 149. 

Smith: Abigail 203; Almira A. 102; 
Anna 173, 193; Amniel 200; Bac- 
cus 180; Beard 200, 202; S. 200; 
Carry 161 ; Caterine P. 187; Celia 
K. 203; Coleman 187; Dennis 203; 
Dora 66; Emma 185; Estelle 107; 
Grace A. 203; Hannah E. 187; 
Hezekiah 201, 203, P. 203; James 
M. 187; Jane 97, 187; Joel 203; 
John 197, 200; Joseph 202; H. 187; 
Louisa 68, 151; Lucreria 203; Mar- 
garet A. 187; B. 187; Martha M. 
203; Mary B. 197, 198, 200; Me- 
hitable 200; Minerva 203; Mr. 202, 
Mrs. 52; Myra R. 187; Rebecca 
55, 71, 198; Samuel 180, 187, 204; 
Sarah 55, 198, Susan 92, 147, 203, 
A. 187; B. 200, 203; Tabitha T. 
187; Theodore 94; William 201, 
203; B. 187. 

Snowhill: William 181. 



Snyde 



N 



ar.nie 



147. 



Southward: Finley 195; Turley 195. 

Southwood: Olive 59. 

Spear* John, Capt. 45. 

Spencer: Mrs. 125. 

Sperry: Hazel 143. 

Squel: John, Capt. 72. 

Stabler: Laurence 135. 

Stark: 47; John 176; M. 169. 

Steel: M. C. 119. 

Sterling: Edward 203; George 203; 

Henry 203; Homer 203; Samuel B. 

203; Mary E. 203; Martin 203. 

Slerret: Rebecca 41, 78. 
Stevens: Henry 195. 
Stevenson: Elizabeth 130, 131. 
Stever: J. C. 133. 

Stewart: Hannah 50; J. A. 121; John 
50, 143. 

Stickler: Ophelia 99; Susan 71. 
Stockton: Joseph 72. 
Stoddard: Abigail 199. 
Stonebroken: Lydia 89. 

Stout: Bennett 91 ; Catherine 177; Ed- 
ward 154; Levi 160; Margaret 177. 

Streame: Abigail 197; John 196, 197; 

Martha B. 197; Mary 197; Sarah 

197; Thomas 197. 
Strong: Margaret 89, 90; Mary 72; 

Theodosius 90. 

Stuyvesant: Peter 39, 70. 

Summers: Anna McC. 107; Bertran 
106; Charles 103, 106, 107; Flor- 
ence 106; Hera 106; Lealand 106; 
John T. 93; Maude 106; Ray 107; 
William 202; Winnifred 106. 

Summerson: Ella 177. 

Sumrall: John 144. 

Suthlif: Delia 92. 

Sutphine: Elenor B. 183; Elizabeth 
183; Evalina 183; George 183; W. 
177; Jane 183; Matilda 183. 

Swanson: 186. 

Sweeting: Elizabeth 49, 55. 

Taggert: Ann 125, Elizabeth B. 125; 
James 125; John 125; Mr. 125; Rob- 
ert 125; Samuel 124, 125; .William 
125. 

Tally: 133. 

Tan torn: Amos 182; Ann B. 182; 
Hartshorn 177; Hirarn 182; Lena 
182; Louise 182; Mariam 182; Mary 
182; E. 182; Morrison 182. 



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Tapscott: James 175; Mrs. 174. 

Tarbell: Ann 99; Ephraim 61. 

Tate: Mary 180. 

Taylor: Gov. 80; Harriet 59; John 
127; Mary E. 95; Rachel 124; Rob- 
ert 188; Sidney 154. 

Tearse: 47. 

Terrell: Elrira G. 191. 

Terry: Nattie 169. 

Thatcher: Barzilla 158. 

Thomas: Ann 201; Charles H. 144; 
J. 105; Elizabeth B. 144; Esther 
110, 111, 115; Frank 144; James 
166; B. 165; Jane 180; Robert W. 
105; Sarah E. 105; Virginia B. 66; 
William 143, 144; William O. 144. 

Thompson: Mr. 95, 105, 122; Sylvanus 
166. 

Thorn: Col. 44; Emile 147, 149; Jes- 
sie 149; Mary 131, 149, 150; Nora 
149; S. 150; Winifred 149. 

Tibals or Tibbals: Samuel 200; Tim- 
othy 196; Thomas 197. 

Tidings: Annie 154. 

Tilton: Capt. 64. 

Todd: Mary A. 62. 

Tomlinson: Daniel 201; Levi 201; 
Polly 204. 

Torry: Addie 111, 113. 

Town: Agnes .W. 94, 103. 

Townsend : Roger 171. 

Tritchelle: Estelle 189, 192. 

Trobridge: Lydia 199. » 

Truby: Christie 44. 

Truett: Sini 83. 

Tryndal: Margaret 65. 

Tunis: John S. 160. 

Tyler: Annie 89; Ami 136; Cather- 
ine 130, 131; John 130; Mary A. 
135; Thomas 136; W. S. 189. 

Ubank: Julia 169. 

Umstead: Catherine 52. 

Utley. Mary 59. 

Van Buskirk: Hattie 161. 

Vance: Annie 185; David 39, 74, 180, 
185, 186; Gov. 193; Hannah 74, 
185; Harriet E. 186; John 74; Lau- 
ra 185; Mr. 79, 80; Noel 185; Pat- 
rick 41, 42; Priscella 133; Robert 
B. 185; Sally P. 185; William 74; 
Zebulon B. 165. 

Van Cleff: Elsa 157. 
Van Cleve: Jane 175. 



Van Court: Mary 135. 

Vanderliss: Vinnie 147. 

Vanderveer: Hannah M. 181. 

Vandivert: Roderick 161. 

Van Dyke: John 146. 

Vaneman: Mr. 145. 

Van Fleet: J. O. 161. 

Van Horn: Elizabeth 160. 

Van Kirk: Avie A. 102; Cephas 105; 
Cinthia 95, 104; Ella J. 105; James 
C. 105; John 95; H. 105; Kate 105; 
Mary 95, 104, 105; Mr. 105; Sadie 
E. 105; Theodore 89, 102; Thom- 
as H. 105. 

Van Liere: Benj. 158; Catherine 158; 
Fred 158; John 158. 

Van Vleck: Isaac 157; Magdalena 
156, 157. 

Vernon: Lydia A. 102. 
Villeam: Susanna 70. 

Vincent: Charles 147; Ernest 147; 

Gibson 146, 147; Hattie 147; John 

146, 147; J. K. 150; Martha B. 147; 

Mary 147; Porter 147; Rose 147; 

Wilder 147; William 147. 

Voories: Abram W. 161; Jane 159; 

Lamantha 102; Maggie 161; Peter 

159, 161; Wilson 161. 
Vreeland: Elizabeth 195. 

Waddell: Henry 171. 

Waldron: Elizabeth 63, 64. 

Walker: Felix 179, 180; Gene 124; 
James 43; Jane 43; Jean 43; Joanna 
198; John 43; Margaret 43; Mary 
43; Marcessa 179, 185; Susanna 56. 

Wallace: Matilda 132; Mrs. 60, 111, 
112; Robert 43; Samuel 56; Wil- 
liam 45. 

Walling: Francis 135; Joseph 134, 
135; Sarah 135. 

Ward: Capt. 194; Ella B. 148; Gas- 
ton 185; Geraidine 149; Helen 148; 
Josephine 148; Mable 149; Mr. 149; 
Tenny 108; William 148. 

Wark: James 112. 
Warne: Elizabeth 172; Thomas 172. 
Warren: Mary 61; Mr. 170. 
Washington: Genl. 136, 163, 172. 
Waters: Elizabeth 54; R. T. 155. 
Watson: Jonathan 62. 
Wayne: Anthony 45, 133. 
Weatherly: Mrs. Leigh H. 178. 



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Weaver: Annie L. 188; Bascombe 

188; Christine 180, 188; Fulton 148; 

Jane E. 188; John 188; Martha V. 

188; Mary A. 188; Montville 180; 

W. E. 185; William M. 187. 

Webster: Mary J. 63. 

Wellesley: Arthur 174. 

Wells: Almira 204; Elizabeth 150; 
Juda F. 150; Newman 150. 

Welmot: B. 190. 

Welsh: Jane T. 180; Mary A. 175; 
Miss 125; William 176, 180. 

Wesley : Joshua 75. 

Westfall: 47. 

Wigginton: Charles 158. 

Wilcox: Mr. 145; Nettie E. 153. 

Wilkins: Maria 88. 

Willard: Harry S. 105; Samuel 101. 

Williams: Alexander B. 97; Annie 97; 
Charles L. 97; Edward F. 97; Har- 
riet A. 97; James M. 97; Nathan 86, 
92; Robert B. 97; Robert O. 143; 
William E. 97. 

Williamson: Elizabeth 84; Mary 60; 
Thomas 42. 

Willis: Esther B. 1 13; H. P. 1 12, 1 13, 

Wilson: A. 161; Abram D. 160; 

Adam 43; Aletha A. 160; Allen 

161; Ben 118, 119; Catherine A. B. 

160; Charles 41 ; Cornelia 161 ; Dixie 

A. 138; Edward 161; Eliza 88; 
Emily 161; Henry 159, 160; Hugh 
100; Idue W. 156; Jacob V. 160; 
James 39, 41, 43, 45, 74, 75, 161; 

B. 138; C. 138; Jane 75, 161, 165; 
J. Ill, 112, 116; John 41, 42, 74, 
118; Joseph 43, 75; Laney 179; 
Leonora 149; Lydia B. 117; Mag- 
dalen 161; Mary 160; Max 179 
Miss 154; Mr. 145; Narcissus 147 
Rachel 151; Sally or Sarah 85, 95 
B. 119; Samuel T. 40; Thomas 
74, 162, 165; Virginia 161; Wil- 
liam 43, 49, 74, 117, 129, 160; B. 
160, 161; W. 138. 

Winkham: 50. 

Winkler: Elizabeth 175, 179. 

Winthrop: Gov. 60. 

Wise: Daniel 151; Elenor 150. 



Wisner: Henry 136. 
Wittich: W. L. 120. 
Wolcott: Harriet 201. 
Wood: John 93; Mrs. 83, 193. 
Woodrich: Clara 144. 
Woodruff: Mary 188. 

Woodward: Abel 199; Abigail B. 

199; Anna 199; Asa 199; Charles 

189; Elijah 199; Eunice 199; Israel 

198, 199; John 199; Martha 98; 
Nathan 199. 

Woodworth: Rebecca E. 91. 

Woolsey: Elizabeth 68; William 74. 

Wooster: Anna 202; Articretia 202; 
Harriet 202; John 202; Judson 
202; Lemuel 202; Lewis 202; Ly- 
man 143; Jennie 143; John, Capt. 

Works: William, Capt. 178. 

Wright: Agnes M. 147; McG. 131; 
Anna M. 144; Charles H. 153; 
Eliza B. 153; Elizabeth 178; Her- 
man 143; Jennie 143; John, Capt. 
45; Martha B. 153; Mr. 97; Nellie 

B. 153; Sallie B. 153; Samuel M. 
151, 153; Susan M. 153; William 

C. 119, 153. 

Wycoff: Elizabeth 182; David 181; 
Gertrude 182; Jacob 177, 182; John 
159; B. 182; A. 182; Lydia 181; 
Mary A. 182; Peter 177, 181, 182. 

Yard: Margaret 150. 

Young: Miss 194. 

Wheeler: Elizabeth 199, 202; John 
44; Moses 199. 

White: Albert N. 142, 144; Andrew 
178; Benj. 84, 94; Clara B. 145; 
Clarissa 144, 145; Edith A. 144, 
145; Edward 149; Frederick 149; 
Harry A. 149; H. 149; Helen G. 
149; Jason B. 144; Jessie S. 144; 
Leland C. 149; Max M. 149; Nel- 
lie B. 149; Paul C. 149; Stephen 
M. 49; Susan 71. 

Whitenack: Mr. 159. 

Whitney: Alice 143; David 148; Don- 
ald 148; Edward D. 102; Eliza 102; 
J. C. 89, 102; Joseph H. 102; Liz- 
zie 102; Oliver 102; Ruth 148; 
William A. 102; Winona C. 102. 



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