Matilda Smith Rutledge

4 April 1813–19 September 1876 (Age 63)
Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda Smith

When Matilda Smith Rutledge was born on 4 April 1813, in Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Rutledge, was 42 and her mother, Winifred Patience Elizabeth Blanche Smith, was 35. She married Samuel Baird on 4 September 1830, in Perry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 19 September 1876, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Baird
Matilda Smith Rutledge
Marriage: 4 September 1830
Susannah Baird
Richard Alexander Baird
Matilda E Baird
Eliza Jane Baird
Julia Ann Baird
Andrew Jackson Baird
Sarah Elizabeth Baird
Joseph Smith Baird
Brigham Young Baird
James Hyrum Baird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1830Perry, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 9
    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 17
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: most probably a habitational name from Routledge Burn (Cumberland), whose name may mean ‘loud stream’, although it is possible that the stream takes its name from the surname, in which case the surname is probably from a lost or unidentified place. Routledge , the more common form in the British Isles, is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Samuel Baird and Matilda Rutledge

    The only history available for these ancestors is the family group sheet and some of the stories I heard from my mother. However, with the new computer programs they have in each ward building, I spen …

    Sources (35)

    • Matilda Baird in household of Samuel Baird, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Matilda Rutledge, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Matilda Rutledge in entry for James H. Baird, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956" (1910)

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