Robert Aird

12 February 1798–8 January 1839 (Age 40)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Aird was born on 12 February 1798, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Aird, 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
1798–1839
Janet Findlay
1803–
Marriage: 18 February 1818
Robert Aird
1816–
Finlay Findlay Aird
1824–

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18 February 1818
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 a place named with Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high’, ‘lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep’, ‘difficult’. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire. See also Ard .

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

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