John Baird

26 May 1760–26 April 1808 (Age 47)
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Baird was born on 26 May 1760, in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, William R. Morris Baird, was 30 and his mother, Margaret O' Riley, was 17. He married Mary Polly Bockoven on 15 June 1783, in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 26 April 1808, in his hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Baird
1760–1808
Mary Polly Bockoven
1765–1853
Marriage: 15 June 1783
William Baird
1784–1858
Margaret Baird
1786–1855
Mary Baird
1789–1845
Elizabeth Baird
1791–1884
Hannah Baird
1796–1854
John Baird
1798–1838
George Baird
1801–1877
Elisha Baird
1803–1876
Sarah Baird
1806–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 June 1783
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1775

Age 15

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 26

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Baird in entry for Mary Baird, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"
  • John Baird in entry for George Baird, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Elizabeth Hayden, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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