William Carter Baird

4 December 1831–17 November 1911 (Age 79)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Carter

When William Carter Baird was born on 4 December 1831, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Franklin Baird, was 29 and his mother, Catharine Moody, was 35. He married Sarah G McNabb about 1854, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mountain Home, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Shawneehaw Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 17 November 1911, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Matney, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Carter Baird
Sarah G McNabb
Marriage: about 1854
William Monroe Baird
James Carroll Baird
Ebenezer Baird
Ebouaren Baird
David Franklin Baird
Julia Adelaide Baird
Alfonso Lincoln Baird
Mary Etta Baird
Nora Ethel Baird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1854Watauga, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 22
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish:from a common pronunciation of Bard in Scotland.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.

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    Sources (28)

    • William C Baird, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William C. Baird in entry for William Monroe Baird, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
    • William Baird, "United States Census, 1870"

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