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Rebecca Potts Baird
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1825
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1907
Carlisle
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 28, 1907:
Miss Rebecca P Baird, of Prominent Family, Passes Away
CARLISLE, PA., Jan 27 - Miss Rebecca P. Baird, the last of the elder representatives of one of Pennsylvania's oldest and wealthiest families, died here this morning at 5 o'clock after having celebrated her 82nd birthday last Thursday. Old age was the cause of her demise.
Miss Baird's brother was Spencer F Baird, the head of the Smithsonian Institution. Miss Baird was a cousin of United States Senator Boies Penrose and of Judge Edward W Biddle, the well known Pennsylvania jurist. Miss Christine Biddle and Mrs Moncure Robinson, Jr. of Philadelphia, were nieces of Miss Baird's and her relationship in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York was both extensive and prominent socially. Miss Baird's father was Hon. Samuel Baird, Reading, Pa.
In her early years and during the Civil War Miss Baird was a famous beauty and was interested in preparation of supplies for the army hospitals. Among her warm friends in the fifties were numbered such men as Fitzhugh Lee and Stonewall Jackson. She will be buried here Wednesday. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Potts Baird (1787 - 1833)
  Lydia McFunn Biddle Baird (1797 - 1871)
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Baird (____ - 1828)*
  Lydia Spencer Baird (____ - 1876)**
  William McFunn Baird (1817 - 1872)*
  William Macfunn Baird (1817 - 1872)*
  Samuel Baird (1821 - 1884)*
  Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823 - 1887)**
  Rebecca Potts Baird (1825 - 1907)
  Mary Deborah Baird Biddle (1829 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Date of birth and location courtesy of contributor Claudia Biddle
 
Burial:
Ashland Cemetery
Carlisle
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Family Tree Climber
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90802787
Rebecca Potts Baird
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Rebecca Potts Baird
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