James Laird

25 December 1825–6 September 1884 (Age 58)
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of James

When James Laird was born on 25 December 1825, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Edward Laird, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Barr, was 30. He married Mary Ann Rennie on 20 August 1847, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 6 September 1884, in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Laird
Mary Ann Rennie
Marriage: 20 August 1847
Joseph Smith Laird
Edward Laird
Elizabeth Laird
Almina Russell Laird
Mary Laird
James Laird
Harriet Ann Laird
Sophia Lois Laird
Sarah Jane Laird
Hugh Alexander Laird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1847Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 7
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    Age 18
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord or landowner, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    James Laird and Mary Rennie

    "This is a 30 page document written by James and Mary's granddaughter Sarah Winmill in 1955. It tells of their history joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and goes into detail of t …

    Sources (67)

    • James Laird, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Laird in entry for Almina Laird Wright Christenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jas Laird, "United States Census, 1860"

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