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The BAIRD Family Graveyard or BAIRD Family Burial Ground, as it was better known in earlier years was originaly set aside by Abraham SHEPHERD on a land grant taken up by him in then Adams County, Ohio, shortly after 1800. About the year 1812 Shepherd sold the farm to George BAIRD and from that date on the burial ground took the BAIRD name. The total number of person buried there is uncertain. At one time is was claimed to be more than 300 graves, many without markers so they cannot be identified. In 1861 when all existing markers were recorded there was a total of 111 with inscriptions which could still be read. The earliest of which was that of John W. HENRY who died September 9, 1810 at the age of three years, four months and 26 days. The second oldest legible headstone was that of Jane Moore BAIRD, wife of the owner of the farm, who died October 3, 1820.
This small cemetery is located on a rise of ground, about 1/2 mile off the side of Hwy. 125, the Russellville-Decatur Pike, and approximately 3 miles east of the village of Russellville. It lies just above the old brick home of George and Jane Moore BAIRD, and across the highway and a slight stretch of field ins a similar pre-Civil War brick house.
The cemetery is poorly maintained,high grass and trees, however you can see the taller tombstones - many of the headstones have fallen over, broken, and have not been reset.