Married Rebecca Barnett on October 24, 1803 in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky.
Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky Newspaper:
"Died at the residence of his son in Hartford, KY on Saturday, July 18, 1868, Col. James Baird in the 87th year of his age. He was born in County Derry, Ireland, October 17, 1781. His parents, James and Jane Lynn Baird removed (sailed) to America in the year 1782 and settled at Gettysburg, PA where they lived for some years. In the winter of 1789-90 the family removed to Redston, now Braunsville, PA where they built a boat and started down the Ohio River to Kentucky. At a point not far above the present site of Cincinnati, Ohio, Indians attacked the boat, in which the young infant James Baird was wounded; he carried to his grave the evidence of that contest. They had landed at The Falls in February of the latter year (1790) when only a few log cabins marked the present city of Louisville. From there they removed to Bairdstown, now Bardstown, KY. and lived there until February 1794, when the family removed to Hartford, KY. in and near which place he lived until his death. The subject of this notice professed a religion in the great revival that came to the West in 1800, and attached himself to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at its organization in 1810, and was at once ordained a ruling elder in which position he remained until his death. He was punctual to attend the house of worship as long as he was able, and even up to his death always expressed the greatest interest in the prosperity of the whole church.
James Baird Jr. Died at the residence of his son, Judge Alexander Barnett Baird in Hartford, Kentucky on Saturday, July 18, 1868, Col. James Baird in the 87th year of his age. He was born in County Derry Ireland, October 17, 1781. His parents, James...(Read more) -
Gina D Added: Jul. 23, 2005