Richard Alexander Baird

21 November 1833–20 April 1882 (Age 48)
Marion, Perry, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Alexander

When Richard Alexander Baird was born on 21 November 1833, in Marion, Perry, Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Baird, was 32 and his mother, Matilda Smith Rutledge, was 20. He married Emma Linda Hiskey on 21 March 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 20 April 1882, in Greeley Township, Saline, Kansas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States.

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Richard Alexander Baird
Margaret Henrietta Camp
Marriage: 3 October 1870
James Alexander Baird
Samuel William Baird
Margaret May Baird
Francis Joseph Baird
Louis Graham Baird
Laura Gertrude Baird
Diannah Blanch Baird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    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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    Story Highlight

    Life story from Judy Cossel Rice originally shared on 25 Jun 2014

    • "Richard Alexander Baird (1833-1882) Judy Cossel Rice originally shared this on 25 Jun 2014 By Guy L. Black. Derived from the records of Gertrude L. Baird; the life story of Margaret Henrietta Camp …

    Sources (40)

    • R A Baird in household of Samuel Baird, "United States Census, 1850"
    • R A Beard in entry for F P Campbell and Isabella H Betlack, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Richard Baird in entry for Margaret M. Wilhelm, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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