DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

Barkalow BAIRD       (ID #I12349)

(male)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 1826)
Mother: Virginia BARKALOW (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD _________+
                                            | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1798 - 1838)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                      |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1826 - ....)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Sarah CODDINGTON ___|
|                       (1800 - 1858)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Barkalow BAIRD 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Virginia BARKALOW __|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Barzilla BAIRD       (ID #I13152)

(male)
Father: Andrew BAIRD (b. 1700, d. 1773)
Mother: Sarah _____ (dates unknown)

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1665 - 1755) m 1700|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Andrew BAIRD _______|
| (1700 - 1773)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Mary BEDENT ________|
|                        m 1700             |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Barzilla BAIRD 
|  
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Sarah _____ ________|
                      |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Bedent BAIRD       (ID #I13148)

(male)
Father: Andrew BAIRD (b. 1700, d. 1773)
Mother: Sarah _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Sarah CARLE (b. 1733, d. 1778)

Littell's Passaic Valley Settlers says he married Sarah, daughter of Jacob Carle, and lived somewhere in the vicinity of Long Hill, which is on the line between Somerset and Morris Counties in the vicinity of Basking Ridge. This identification seems confirmed by the stone at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church cemetery, for Sarah Carle, wife of Bedent Baird. Accounts of the family say he was a member of the Jersey Blues militia, and later removed to "German Flats, Canada", in spite of the fact that German Flats is in New York.

Exactly what became of Bedent is not entirely clear. Part of the confusion is that, in all probability, another Bedent Baird, son of William Baird and Margaret O'Riley, lived in the same area until this family removed (severally) to Burke Co., NC. However, it seems very probable that the elder Bedent Baird did not leave the area of Basking Ridge and had died by 1800, because of the following marriage, recorded by Rev. Robert Finley at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church:

07 mar 1800: Fortune, "black-man belonged to B. Baird", married Phyllis, colored, "belonging to Ruth Lefferty".

If this means what it says, Fortune had formerly belonged to Bedent Baird, while Phyllis still belonged to Ruth Lefferty. The most likely reason that Fortune no longer belonged to Bedent was that Bedent had died, and Fortune had become a free man. Or, perhaps Fortune was freed when Bedent left for "German Flats", if that is indeed where he went. There does not seem to be a will for Bedent, but there might be a manumission, deed, or similar document on record. Indeed, there are several reports on the internet of the Bedent who married Sarah Carle dying in 1792, but this has not been established.

Arguing against this interpretation, however, is a provision of the will of James Anderson, husband then of Phebe Bockoven, 25 dec 1811. He grants to his wife Phebe the use of the negro man, Fortune, suggesting that Fortune had been sold out of the estate of Bedent Baird. The will also notes that James Anderson had purchased land from the Gavin McCoy estate — Gavin had been an officer in the local militia during the Revolution.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1665 - 1755) m 1700|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Andrew BAIRD _______|
| (1700 - 1773)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Mary BEDENT ________|
|                        m 1700             |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Bedent BAIRD 
|  (1726 - 1792)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Sarah _____ ________|
                      |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Bedent BAIRD       (ID #I13162)

(male)
Father: William BAIRD (d. 1794)
Mother: Margaret O'RILEY (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD _________
                                            | (1665 - 1755) m 1700
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1707 - 1747)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BEDENT ________
                      |                        m 1700             
 _William BAIRD ______|
| (.... - 1794) m 1758|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Avis BOWNE _________|
|                                           |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Bedent BAIRD 
|  (1766 - 1839)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Margaret O'RILEY ___|
   m 1758             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Breeze BAIRD       (ID #I12235)

(male)
Father: William B . BAIRD (b. 17 JAN 1840)
Mother: Nancy Ellen CHRISTY (dates unknown)

                                              _William BAIRD ______+
                                             | (1784 - 1858)       
                        _Peter BAIRD ________|
                       | (1814 - 1850) m 1840|
                       |                     |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______+
                       |                       (1787 - 1835)       
 _William B . BAIRD ___|
| (1840 - ....)        |
|                      |                      _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                      |                     | (1786 - 1874) m 1815
|                      |_Nancy BOCKOVEN _____|
|                        (1816 - 1880) m 1840|
|                                            |_Margaret SMITH _____
|                                              (1795 - 1853) m 1815
|
|--Breeze BAIRD 
|  
|                                             _____________________
|                                            |                     
|                       _____________________|
|                      |                     |
|                      |                     |_____________________
|                      |                                           
|_Nancy Ellen CHRISTY _|
                       |
                       |                      _____________________
                       |                     |                     
                       |_____________________|
                                             |
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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Byram P. BAIRD       (ID #I12301)

(male)
Father: Amidee BAIRD (b. 1846, d. 1911)
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth BAKER (b. 1846, d. 1918)

Family 1 : Georgianna H. _____ (b. 1876, d. 1961)
  1.  Ernest G. BAIRD (b. 26 FEB 1904, d. 5 FEB 1910)

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Basking Ridge City Cemetery

                                                 _William BAIRD ______+
                                                | (1784 - 1858)       
                          _Byram Prudden BAIRD _|
                         | (1822 - 1891) m 1842 |
                         |                      |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______+
                         |                        (1787 - 1835)       
 _Amidee BAIRD __________|
| (1846 - 1911) m 1868   |
|                        |                       _Ephraim HIGH _______
|                        |                      |                     
|                        |_Hannah W. HIGH ______|
|                          (1818 - 1890) m 1842 |
|                                               |_____________________
|                                                                     
|
|--Byram P. BAIRD 
|  (1875 - 1951)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                         _George BAKER ________|
|                        |                      |
|                        |                      |_____________________
|                        |                                            
|_Sarah Elizabeth BAKER _|
  (1846 - 1918) m 1868   |
                         |                       _____________________
                         |                      |                     
                         |_Sarah _____ _________|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Byram Prudden BAIRD       (ID #I12291)

(male)
Father: William BAIRD (b. 20 APR 1784, d. 13 MAY 1858)
Mother: Rhoda PRUDDEN (b. 8 AUG 1787, d. 15 MAY 1835)

Family 1 : Hannah W. HIGH (b. MAY 1818, d. 20 NOV 1890)
  1. +Andrew BAIRD (b. 1843, d. 1928)
  2. +Amidee BAIRD (b. 1846, d. 1911)
  3.  Anna Lulu BAIRD (dates unknown)

[4399]

Origin of name: Byram Prudden was a brother of Rhoda Prudden, named after Byram surname that married into another branch of the Prudden family in the prior generation.

[4400]

Pleasant Plains, according to death certificate, which gives birthplace as Logan's Hill, now Logansville, Morris Co., just east of Basking Ridge, which is in Somerset Co.

[14404]

Bride's name listed in marriage record as Hannah H. High, at least as transcribed later in published records.

                                             _William BAIRD ______+
                                            | (.... - 1794) m 1758
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1760 - 1808) m 1783|
                      |                     |_Margaret O'RILEY ___
                      |                        m 1758             
 _William BAIRD ______|
| (1784 - 1858)       |
|                     |                      _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1814) m 1759
|                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______|
|                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783|
|                                           |_Mary WHITENACK _____+
|                                             (1740 - 1806) m 1759
|
|--Byram Prudden BAIRD 
|  (1822 - 1891)
|                                            _Peter PRUDDEN ______+
|                                           | (1722 - 1777) m 1763
|                      _Peter PRUDDEN ______|
|                     | (1764 - 1838) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Rhoda CONDIT _______
|                     |                       (1731 - 1818) m 1763
|_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______|
  (1787 - 1835)       |
                      |                      _Adoniram PRUDDEN ___+
                      |                     | (1727 - 1778) m 1782
                      |_Esther PRUDDEN _____|
                        (1762 - 1827) m 1782|
                                            |_Mehitable GUERIN ___
                                              (1731 - 1811) m 1782

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Byrum P. BAIRD       (ID #I12041)

(male)
Father: John B. BAIRD (b. 18 SEP 1813, d. 11 APR 1895)
Mother: Elizabeth Ann BRYANT (b. 12 DEC 1821, d. 2 JAN 1888)

Family 1 : Sarah E. RUBEL (b. CIR 1846)
Family 2 : Elizabeth E. COOK (b. CIR 1844)

In 1885 census, located in Des Moines Tp., T28R68sec10, NW1/4 of SE1/4.

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Census records 1850 to 1880; birthplace assumed: all Indiana references of this family point to Sullivan Co.

                                               _John BAIRD _________+
                                              | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                         _William BAIRD ______|
                        | (1784 - 1858)       |
                        |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                        |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John B. BAIRD ________|
| (1813 - 1895) m 1839  |
|                       |                      _Peter PRUDDEN ______+
|                       |                     | (1764 - 1838) m 1782
|                       |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______|
|                         (1787 - 1835)       |
|                                             |_Esther PRUDDEN _____+
|                                               (1762 - 1827) m 1782
|
|--Byrum P. BAIRD 
|  
|                                              _Josiah BRYANT ______
|                                             | (1757 - ....)       
|                        _William BRYANT _____|
|                       |  m 1815             |
|                       |                     |_Lydia RATLIFF ______+
|                       |                       (.... - 1809)       
|_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _|
  (1821 - 1888) m 1839  |
                        |                      _____________________
                        |                     |                     
                        |_Elizabeth _____ ____|
                          (1784 - 1856) m 1815|
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Carl BAIRD       (ID #I12190)

(male)
Father: LeRoy BAIRD (b. 07 MAR 1879, d. 11 OCT 1956)
Mother: Nina Jane ETCHINSON (b. 10 OCT 1880, d. 19 JAN 1916)

still living - details excluded

                                                              _John B. BAIRD ________+
                                                             | (1813 - 1895) m 1839  
                        _Christopher Myers BAIRD ____________|
                       | (1853 - 1930) m 1875                |
                       |                                     |_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _+
                       |                                       (1821 - 1888) m 1839  
 _LeRoy BAIRD _________|
| (1879 - 1956) m 1905 |
|                      |                                      _Joseph BARNETT _______+
|                      |                                     | (1810 - 1884) m 1841  
|                      |_Martha Jane Barge (Mattie) BARNETT _|
|                        (1852 - 1936) m 1875                |
|                                                            |_Mary Ann MURDOCK _____
|                                                              (1817 - 1883) m 1841  
|
|--Carl BAIRD 
|  (1910 - ....)
|                                                             _______________________
|                                                            |                       
|                       _____________________________________|
|                      |                                     |
|                      |                                     |_______________________
|                      |                                                             
|_Nina Jane ETCHINSON _|
  (1880 - 1916) m 1905 |
                       |                                      _______________________
                       |                                     |                       
                       |_____________________________________|
                                                             |
                                                             |_______________________
                                                                                     

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Carrie BAIRD       (ID #I12345)

(female)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 1826)
Mother: Virginia BARKALOW (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Charles SANDERS (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD _________+
                                            | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1798 - 1838)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                      |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1826 - ....)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Sarah CODDINGTON ___|
|                       (1800 - 1858)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Carrie BAIRD 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Virginia BARKALOW __|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Catherine BAIRD       (ID #I12352)

(female)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 2 AUG 1798, d. 1838)
Mother: Sarah CODDINGTON (b. 1800, d. 13 SEP 1858)

                                             _William BAIRD ______+
                                            | (.... - 1794) m 1758
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1760 - 1808) m 1783|
                      |                     |_Margaret O'RILEY ___
                      |                        m 1758             
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1798 - 1838)       |
|                     |                      _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1814) m 1759
|                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______|
|                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783|
|                                           |_Mary WHITENACK _____+
|                                             (1740 - 1806) m 1759
|
|--Catherine BAIRD 
|  (1830 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Sarah CODDINGTON ___|
  (1800 - 1858)       |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Charles P. BAIRD       (ID #I12257)

(male)
Father: Peter BAIRD (b. 7 DEC 1814, d. 31 AUG 1850)
Mother: Nancy BOCKOVEN (b. 3 SEP 1816, d. AFT 1880)

Family 1 : Elizabeth _____ (b. ABT 1852)
  1.  James H. BAIRD (b. ABT 1872)
  2.  John P. BAIRD (b. ABT 1876)

By a process of elimination, he must be the son of Peter Baird who married Elizabeth and was the father of John P. Baird of Little Rock, Arkansas. All of the other sons are accounted for.

                                             _John BAIRD _________+
                                            | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                       _William BAIRD ______|
                      | (1784 - 1858)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                      |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _Peter BAIRD ________|
| (1814 - 1850) m 1840|
|                     |                      _Peter PRUDDEN ______+
|                     |                     | (1764 - 1838) m 1782
|                     |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______|
|                       (1787 - 1835)       |
|                                           |_Esther PRUDDEN _____+
|                                             (1762 - 1827) m 1782
|
|--Charles P. BAIRD 
|  (1850 - ....)
|                                            _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                                           | (1734 - 1814) m 1759
|                      _George BOCKOVEN ____|
|                     | (1786 - 1874) m 1815|
|                     |                     |_Mary WHITENACK _____+
|                     |                       (1740 - 1806) m 1759
|_Nancy BOCKOVEN _____|
  (1816 - 1880) m 1840|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Margaret SMITH _____|
                        (1795 - 1853) m 1815|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Charles P. BAIRD       (ID #I12268)

(male)
Father: Peter S. BAIRD (b. 1850)
Mother: Catherine _____ (b. ABT 1851)

                                             _William BAIRD ______+
                                            | (1784 - 1858)       
                       _Peter BAIRD ________|
                      | (1814 - 1850) m 1840|
                      |                     |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______+
                      |                       (1787 - 1835)       
 _Peter S. BAIRD _____|
| (1850 - ....) m 1872|
|                     |                      _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                     |                     | (1786 - 1874) m 1815
|                     |_Nancy BOCKOVEN _____|
|                       (1816 - 1880) m 1840|
|                                           |_Margaret SMITH _____
|                                             (1795 - 1853) m 1815
|
|--Charles P. BAIRD 
|  (1878 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Catherine _____ ____|
  (1851 - ....) m 1872|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Christopher Myers BAIRD       (ID #I12137)

(male)
Father: John B. BAIRD (b. 18 SEP 1813, d. 11 APR 1895)
Mother: Elizabeth Ann BRYANT (b. 12 DEC 1821, d. 2 JAN 1888)

Family 1 : Martha Jane Barge (Mattie) BARNETT (b. 7 MAR 1852, d. 10 FEB 1936)
  1. +Lillian Gertrude BAIRD (b. 14 NOV 1875, d. 10 APR 1960)
  2. +John William BAIRD (b. 29 AUG 1877, d. 27 MAR 1942)
  3. +LeRoy BAIRD (b. 07 MAR 1879, d. 11 OCT 1956)
  4. +Marie (Mary) Alma (Birdie) BAIRD (b. 25 MAY 1881, d. 17 JUN 1953)
  5.  Eva Ethel BAIRD (b. 23 SEP 1883, d. 27 MAY 1945)

When did he move his family to Colorado? Could Joseph Barnett have gone with them? Might this explain why Joseph does not appear to be buried with his wife in Van Buren Co., IA?

A newpaper item in the Denver Rocky Mountain News, 02 aug 1893 says: "Constesting a Homestead. Christopher M. Baird yesterday filed with the register of the United States land office a notice of contest of T. V. Loveland's homestead entry No. 5959 dated November 29, 1884, for the northeast corner of section 10, township 4 north, range 69 west, being 160 acres in Larimer County. The complainant claims that Loveland has wholly abandoned the tract and is not fulfulling the residence or cultivation requirements of the law. Captain McBeth issued an order for the taking of testimony on September 9 before Notary J. H. Newell of Berthoud."

His obituary suggests some answers: Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, Colorado), 31 mar 1930: "C. M. Baird, 40 Years on Farms Near Here, Dies. Christopher M. Baird, for 40 years a farmer in and near Greeley, died Monday morning at 614 Thirteenth avenue, at the age of 77. Mr. Baird is survived by his wife and five children, Leroy and J. W. Baird of Greeley, Mrs. Luxton of Anaconda, Mont., Mrs. Fred McCoy and Mrs. Eva Fitzpatrick of Seattle, Wash. He is survived also by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Sattley's Funeral Home." In the same newspaper on the next day: "Baird Funeral Wednesday Morning. Funeral services for Christopher M. Baird will be held from the Sattley Funeral Home at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning with Rev. C. O. Thibodeau of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be at Linn Grove." On April 4, we read: "Mrs. Thomas V. Luxton of Anaconda, Mont., was called to Greeley by the illness and death of her father, C. M. Baird of 614 Thirteenth avenue. She is here with other members of the family." — and this establishes the name of the second husband of Mary Alma ("Birdie") Baird.

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Marriage record book B , p. 67, Clark Co. MO (which contains no further information).

                                               _John BAIRD _________+
                                              | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                         _William BAIRD ______|
                        | (1784 - 1858)       |
                        |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                        |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John B. BAIRD ________|
| (1813 - 1895) m 1839  |
|                       |                      _Peter PRUDDEN ______+
|                       |                     | (1764 - 1838) m 1782
|                       |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______|
|                         (1787 - 1835)       |
|                                             |_Esther PRUDDEN _____+
|                                               (1762 - 1827) m 1782
|
|--Christopher Myers BAIRD 
|  (1853 - 1930)
|                                              _Josiah BRYANT ______
|                                             | (1757 - ....)       
|                        _William BRYANT _____|
|                       |  m 1815             |
|                       |                     |_Lydia RATLIFF ______+
|                       |                       (.... - 1809)       
|_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _|
  (1821 - 1888) m 1839  |
                        |                      _____________________
                        |                     |                     
                        |_Elizabeth _____ ____|
                          (1784 - 1856) m 1815|
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Clara BAIRD       (ID #I12086)

(female)
Father: Andrew Jackson BAIRD (b. 28 FEB 1846, d. 4 SEP 1902)
Mother: Mary E. WILDAY (b. 22 FEB 1846, d. 28 APR 1894)

Family 1 : Clarence E. WORKMAN (dates unknown)
  1.  Lelia WORKMAN (b. 1896)

                                                 _William BAIRD ______+
                                                | (1784 - 1858)       
                         _John B. BAIRD ________|
                        | (1813 - 1895) m 1839  |
                        |                       |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______+
                        |                         (1787 - 1835)       
 _Andrew Jackson BAIRD _|
| (1846 - 1902) m 1874  |
|                       |                        _William BRYANT _____+
|                       |                       |  m 1815             
|                       |_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _|
|                         (1821 - 1888) m 1839  |
|                                               |_Elizabeth _____ ____
|                                                 (1784 - 1856) m 1815
|
|--Clara BAIRD 
|  (1877 - 1908)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                        _______________________|
|                       |                       |
|                       |                       |_____________________
|                       |                                             
|_Mary E. WILDAY _______|
  (1846 - 1894) m 1874  |
                        |                        _____________________
                        |                       |                     
                        |_______________________|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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David BAIRD       (ID #I12342)

(male)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 1826)
Mother: Madeline MILLER (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD _________+
                                            | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1798 - 1838)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                      |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1826 - ....)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Sarah CODDINGTON ___|
|                       (1800 - 1858)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--David BAIRD 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Madeline MILLER ____|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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David BAIRD       (ID #I13168)

(male)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 1665, d. APR 1755)
Mother: Mary BEDENT (dates unknown)

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1665 - 1755) m 1700|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--David BAIRD 
|  (1710 - 1801)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Mary BEDENT ________|
   m 1700             |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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David BAIRD       (ID #I12350)

(male)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 2 AUG 1798, d. 1838)
Mother: Sarah CODDINGTON (b. 1800, d. 13 SEP 1858)

Family 1 : Mary LUD (dates unknown)

                                             _William BAIRD ______+
                                            | (.... - 1794) m 1758
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1760 - 1808) m 1783|
                      |                     |_Margaret O'RILEY ___
                      |                        m 1758             
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1798 - 1838)       |
|                     |                      _George BOCKOVEN ____+
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1814) m 1759
|                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______|
|                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783|
|                                           |_Mary WHITENACK _____+
|                                             (1740 - 1806) m 1759
|
|--David BAIRD 
|  (1828 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Sarah CODDINGTON ___|
  (1800 - 1858)       |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Donald BAIRD       (ID #I12145)

(male)
Father: Walter Clair BAIRD (b. 22 NOV 1903, d. 23 OCT 1968)
Mother: Mamie Leona SELF (b. 25 JAN 1905, d. 22 JAN 1997)

                                             _Christopher Myers BAIRD ____________+
                                            | (1853 - 1930) m 1875                
                       _John William BAIRD _|
                      | (1877 - 1942) m 1901|
                      |                     |_Martha Jane Barge (Mattie) BARNETT _+
                      |                       (1852 - 1936) m 1875                
 _Walter Clair BAIRD _|
| (1903 - 1968) m 1925|
|                     |                      _J. F. MOODY ________________________
|                     |                     |                                     
|                     |_Ethel Maude MOODY __|
|                       (1882 - 1964) m 1901|
|                                           |_____________________________________
|                                                                                 
|
|--Donald BAIRD 
|  
|                                            _____________________________________
|                                           |                                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________________________
|                     |                                                           
|_Mamie Leona SELF ___|
  (1905 - 1997) m 1925|
                      |                      _____________________________________
                      |                     |                                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________________________
                                                                                  

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Edith A. BAIRD       (ID #I12141)

(female)
Father: John William BAIRD (b. 29 AUG 1877, d. 27 MAR 1942)
Mother: Ethel Maude MOODY (b. 31 DEC 1882, d. 27 JUN 1964)

Family 1 : Floyd L. BROWN (b. 24 NOV 1901, d. JUL 1992)

                                                             _John B. BAIRD ________+
                                                            | (1813 - 1895) m 1839  
                       _Christopher Myers BAIRD ____________|
                      | (1853 - 1930) m 1875                |
                      |                                     |_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _+
                      |                                       (1821 - 1888) m 1839  
 _John William BAIRD _|
| (1877 - 1942) m 1901|
|                     |                                      _Joseph BARNETT _______+
|                     |                                     | (1810 - 1884) m 1841  
|                     |_Martha Jane Barge (Mattie) BARNETT _|
|                       (1852 - 1936) m 1875                |
|                                                           |_Mary Ann MURDOCK _____
|                                                             (1817 - 1883) m 1841  
|
|--Edith A. BAIRD 
|  (1903 - 1975)
|                                                            _______________________
|                                                           |                       
|                      _J. F. MOODY ________________________|
|                     |                                     |
|                     |                                     |_______________________
|                     |                                                             
|_Ethel Maude MOODY __|
  (1882 - 1964) m 1901|
                      |                                      _______________________
                      |                                     |                       
                      |_____________________________________|
                                                            |
                                                            |_______________________
                                                                                    

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Edna Louisa BAIRD       (ID #I12910)

(female)
Family 1 : George Mills BOCKOVEN (b. 15 MAR 1912, d. JUN 1986)

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Elisha BAIRD       (ID #I13166)

(male)
Father: William BAIRD (d. 1794)
Mother: Margaret O'RILEY (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD _________
                                            | (1665 - 1755) m 1700
                       _John BAIRD _________|
                      | (1707 - 1747)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BEDENT ________
                      |                        m 1700             
 _William BAIRD ______|
| (.... - 1794) m 1758|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Avis BOWNE _________|
|                                           |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Elisha BAIRD 
|  (1776 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Margaret O'RILEY ___|
   m 1758             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Elisha BAIRD       (ID #I12363)

(male)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 26 MAY 1760, d. 29 APR 1808)
Mother: Mary BOCKOVEN (b. 22 APR 1765, d. 11 FEB 1853)

Family 1 : Eliza SHELLEY (dates unknown)

                                             _John BAIRD __________________+
                                            | (1707 - 1747)                
                       _William BAIRD ______|
                      | (.... - 1794) m 1758|
                      |                     |_Avis BOWNE __________________
                      |                                                    
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1760 - 1808) m 1783|
|                     |                      ______________________________
|                     |                     |                              
|                     |_Margaret O'RILEY ___|
|                        m 1758             |
|                                           |______________________________
|                                                                          
|
|--Elisha BAIRD 
|  (1803 - ....)
|                                            _Johann Peter BACHOFFEN ______+
|                                           | (.... - 1765) m 1732         
|                      _George BOCKOVEN ____|
|                     | (1734 - 1814) m 1759|
|                     |                     |_Maria Elisabetha GSELL ______+
|                     |                       (.... - 1765) m 1732         
|_Mary BOCKOVEN ______|
  (1765 - 1853) m 1783|
                      |                      _Blakert (Eliakim) WHITENACK _+
                      |                     | (1698 - ....)                
                      |_Mary WHITENACK _____|
                        (1740 - 1806) m 1759|
                                            |_Anna _____ __________________
                                                                           

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Elizabeth BAIRD       (ID #I12321)

(female)
Father: John BAIRD (b. 26 MAY 1760, d. 29 APR 1808)
Mother: Mary BOCKOVEN (b. 22 APR 1765, d. 11 FEB 1853)

Family 1 : John HAYDEN (b. 1 AUG 1792, d. 28 FEB 1872)
  1.  Hannah A. HAYDEN (b. 6 DEC 1818, d. 12 JUL 1908)
  2.  John Baird HAYDEN (dates unknown)

Fermine Baird Catchings says she married E. Hayden, but the marriage record that seems to correspond to this identifies the groom as John Hayden.

                                             _John BAIRD __________________+
                                            | (1707 - 1747)                
                       _William BAIRD ______|
                      | (.... - 1794) m 1758|
                      |                     |_Avis BOWNE __________________
                      |                                                    
 _John BAIRD _________|
| (1760 - 1808) m 1783|
|                     |                      ______________________________
|                     |                     |                              
|                     |_Margaret O'RILEY ___|
|                        m 1758             |
|                                           |______________________________
|                                                                          
|
|--Elizabeth BAIRD 
|  (1791 - 1884)
|                                            _Johann Peter BACHOFFEN ______+
|                                           | (.... - 1765) m 1732         
|                      _George BOCKOVEN ____|
|                     | (1734 - 1814) m 1759|
|                     |                     |_Maria Elisabetha GSELL ______+
|                     |                       (.... - 1765) m 1732         
|_Mary BOCKOVEN ______|
  (1765 - 1853) m 1783|
                      |                      _Blakert (Eliakim) WHITENACK _+
                      |                     | (1698 - ....)                
                      |_Mary WHITENACK _____|
                        (1740 - 1806) m 1759|
                                            |_Anna _____ __________________
                                                                           

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Elizabeth (Isabel) BAIRD       (ID #I12044)

(female)
Father: John B. BAIRD (b. 18 SEP 1813, d. 11 APR 1895)
Mother: Elizabeth Ann BRYANT (b. 12 DEC 1821, d. 2 JAN 1888)

Family 1 : Thomas Jefferson DAVIS (b. 27 SEP 1842, d. 19 JAN 1899)
  1. +Leona DAVIS (b. 10 NOV 1867, d. 21 FEB 1937)
  2. +Mary Ann DAVIS (b. 1 MAY 1869, d. 10 APR 1938)
  3. +Minnie A. DAVIS (b. 27 MAR 1871, d. 1910)
  4.  Elizabeth DAVIS (b. ABT 1873, d. 30 MAR 1966)
  5. +Thomas Jefferson DAVIS (b. 12 OCT 1875, d. 29 NOV 1962)
  6. +John DAVIS (b. 17 JUN 1877, d. 17 JUL 1967)
  7.  Jennie DAVIS (b. 4 OCT 1879, d. 12 JUN 1965)

The most elusive of the children of John and Eliza Bryant Baird, her story was finally uncovered by Steven Baird. Now that her obituary has been found, we understand why she was so hard to find.

Ringgold Record, 1884 (from scanned newspaper clipping, no date; scanned images accessible at:
http://www.ringgoldcountyiowa.com/obindx.html):

"Mrs. Davis, who had been sick for several weeks died in her 43d year at the house of Mr. Imus, on Thursday the 6th, P. M. The remains were interred in the south cemetery. A brother, Mr. Beard and a brother-in-law, Mr. Cochran, came from east of Ottumwa and on Monday they took the seven children with them, on their return to provide homes for them among their relatives. Mrs. Davis's sickness was distressingly painful. She bore her sufferings with great fortitude and patience. But in her last moments, God kindly closed her life peacefully, without a struggle; so that she breathed quietly away. She recogonize [sic] her friends to within a few minutes of her death, and although she could not speak she answered inquiries by a motion of the head. She did succeed in calling her children by name and clasped her hands. She was very successful as a mother in training her children. It was her constant thought and care, that they should grow up to be industrious, honorable and useful citizens. She told them so, when the [sic, should read she] was going to die three weeks ago."

Apparently, no one knew what was "east of Ottumwa" — uncharted territory! Likewise, no one knew, or was willing to mention, what had become of her husband, who is not mentioned in the obituary, even though the family reports he did not die until 1899, in Crawford Co., KS.

She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Ayr, Ringgold Co., IA, in section 63-E. There is no marker for her husband. According to stories passed down to the present generations, Elizabeth was "disowned" by her father for marrying Davis, who was supposed to be "bad to drink". He must have had a reputation as a drunkard, for Elizabeth is supposed to have said she would "hold him up long enough to marry, if she had to."

[4278]

Date from her tombstone and also from a roster of members of the Pioneer Association of Van Buren Co., IA.

[4279]

Date from cemetery transcript. However, newspaper obituary says she died on the 6th.

                                               _John BAIRD _________+
                                              | (1760 - 1808) m 1783
                         _William BAIRD ______|
                        | (1784 - 1858)       |
                        |                     |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+
                        |                       (1765 - 1853) m 1783
 _John B. BAIRD ________|
| (1813 - 1895) m 1839  |
|                       |                      _Peter PRUDDEN ______+
|                       |                     | (1764 - 1838) m 1782
|                       |_Rhoda PRUDDEN ______|
|                         (1787 - 1835)       |
|                                             |_Esther PRUDDEN _____+
|                                               (1762 - 1827) m 1782
|
|--Elizabeth (Isabel) BAIRD 
|  (1842 - 1884)
|                                              _Josiah BRYANT ______
|                                             | (1757 - ....)       
|                        _William BRYANT _____|
|                       |  m 1815             |
|                       |                     |_Lydia RATLIFF ______+
|                       |                       (.... - 1809)       
|_Elizabeth Ann BRYANT _|
  (1821 - 1888) m 1839  |
                        |                      _____________________
                        |                     |                     
                        |_Elizabeth _____ ____|
                          (1784 - 1856) m 1815|
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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