Son of Robinson and Elizabeth Williamson Baird. Thomas married Mary Eleanor Riddle on 9 November 1856. (Mary Eleanor Riddle Baird died 28 April 1923 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Oakwood,Dewey County, Oklahoma). They had the following children: Charles R. Baird, born 1861 in Illinois; William S. Baird, born 1866 in Illinois; Alice Irene Baird, born 17 Sept 1867, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; Mary Ann Baird, born 1869 in Illinois, Milton Hollingsworth Baird; born 1871 in Seward Co., Nebraska and Frances Gertrude Baird, born 10 June 1872.
Thomas enlisted in the Civil War October 14, 1861, 53rd Reg 1, Volunteer Infantry as a private and was discharged November 10, 1864. (bio by: DAH)