Joshua Milton Baird

5 October 1829–March 1920 (Age 90)
Liberty Township, Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joshua Milton

When Joshua Milton Baird was born on 5 October 1829, in Liberty Township, Adams, Ohio, United States, his father, Robinson Baird, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Williamson, was 34. He married Margaret Graham on 24 June 1852, in Brown, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Chenoa, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Sheridan Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1907. He died in March 1920, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States.

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Joshua Milton Baird
Margaret Graham
Marriage: 24 June 1852
John Baird
James E. Baird
Mary Baird
George Thomas Baird
Henry M Baird

Spouse and Children

24 June 1852
Brown, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James T. Baird


    Nancy Newton Baird


    Jane Williamson Baird


    Catharine Buford Baird



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Joshua Baird, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josina M Baird in household of K Baird, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Baird, "United States Census, 1900"

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