Robert Aird

Male12 February 1798–8 January 1839

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Aird was born on 12 February 1798, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, John Aird III, was 46 and his mother, Janet Hunter, was 38. He married Janet Findlay on 18 February 1818, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Windber, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 8 January 1839, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 40.

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Robert Aird
Janet Findlay
Marriage: 18 February 1818
Robert Aird
Finlay Findlay Aird

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1818Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 4

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 13

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from either the medieval lordship of The Aird (Inverness) or from Aird Farm near Hurlford, Ayrshire. Both are named from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height, promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high, lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep, difficult’. Compare Ard .

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