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MOSES BAIRD

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MOSES BAIRD


MOSES BAIRD lived in Fredericktown, Madison Co., Missouri. It is speculated where he came from and who his parents were. This website was started to try to find these answers in a more organized way. One reference says that he came to Missouri in 1801 from Ireland. He may have been born in Ireland or possibly his parents were but I don't think he came directly to Missouri. MOSES BAIRD owned a Hotel in Fredericktown MO.

Wives of MOSES BAIRD and/or MOSES BAIRD JR: POLLY married 1/23/1824; MARY (Elizabeth)(ARNETT), the widow of Moses, married 3/20/1829, b. 6/10/1799 d. 10/9/1859; FANNY TAYLOR m. 5/2/1858 Iron Co MO (from Missouri Pioneer Vol.2); ELECTRA (SNOW?)b. 10/8/1789 (from notes & Queries 8/9/1935, 26 d. 1864.

From Cemetery in Fredericktown MO: MARY (Mary Elizabeth Arnett) wife of MOSES BAIRD 6/10/1799-10/9/1859; married 3/20/1829.

msheffield@ddpo.com wrote: I have a copy of the BAIRD'S - in Fredericktown Cemetery - don't have it with me here at work. I'll look at it tonight - see if I have any more info - on ELECTRA BAIRD.

I did find MOSES BAIRD in the 1830 Census in Madison County (Fredericktown) - but since they only list the heads of the household - I didn't have the children's names - so I appreicate that. I don't see MATILDA JANE BAIRD there in the census - there aren't any 15 year old females listed(I changed her birthdate to 5/1/1819 so she would have been 10 or 11. She died 5/6/1879 in Fredericktown, Madison, MO). Was she already married then? Another discrepancy we've had about MOSES - is when did he die?

Goodspeed's Book - says 1853 - from Cholera. Another source - my sister found said 1833 (1853?). I searched at the library and couldn't find MOSES in the 1840 or 1850 Census records for Missouri. He also isn't listed in the cemetery with his wife there at Fredericktown.??? I know he died in Cape Girardeau and I speculated that they burned his body, but I'm not sure.

The children of MOSES BAIRD were identified from a deed in Madison Co, Missouri which distributed his estate.
MOSES BAIRD'S CHILDREN (not necessarily in order):

1) ELIZABETH BAIRD m. BENJAMIN F REYNOLDS
2) CAPT RUFUS BAIRD Bricklayer (age 26) b. 8/16/1832 d. 5/27/1911 m. JANE (CARUTHERS ANTHONY, widow)

Children of RUFUS BAIRD and JANE:
i. WILLIAM BAIRD
ii. MILTON BAIRD
iii. RUFUS BAIRD JR b. 4/10/1871 d. 2/7/1900 Will probated in Madison Co MO 6/3/1902 m. 1859 to LEVINIA MAZE b. 11/13/1837 d. 5/28/1879 English & German descent

3) MOSES M BAIRD JR
4) ALVAN BAIRD m. MARIA B
5) WASHINGTON BAIRD
6) ROBERT BAIRD
7) JOHN A(RNETT) BAIRD b. 1817 MO m. 1850 Hempstead Co., Arkansas to MELVINA WILLIAMS

It looks like JOHN ARNETT BAIRD came back from Arkansas to Missouri when his father died. - I guess to help his mother. I went to the Mormon church and requested MOSES' will - what I got was a court appearance - concerning MARY ELIZABETH (executrix of MOSES' will) and JOHN ARNETT BAIRD - her agent - it talked about her receiving $3,000 a year for support of the younger children and also - JOHN ARNETT BAIRD received $17.00 for some expense involved with handling the family business. The lady at the church suggested I contact the Missouri state office - and ask if they have an actual copy of the will. I haven't done that yet.

ELVIRA ARNET dau of JOHN ARNET (probably family of ELIZABETH ARNET wife of MOSES BAIRD) settled in Madison Co MO in 1840. She married ALEXANDER NIFONG. Several ARNET'S were prominent in Madison Co. MO.

JAMES ARNETT was an Assessor in 1857-58. JOHN ARNET witnessed the will of my ancestor JAMES C BERRYMAN husband of MATILDA BAIRD on 3/21/1872.

I thought MOSES' wife was MARY. Then I thought ELIZABETH ARNETT might have been a previous wife. Now you (MAE SHEFFIELD) called her MARY ELIZABETH ARNET from the probate paper you found.
Perhaps we can look in PA, MA, & OH for MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT.

The MOSES BAIRD b. abt 1786 in Fayette Co PA m. a MARY. Arnett's were from Fayette Co OH. Can we find a marriage for them or perhaps children?

More children from the distribution of MOSES BAIRD (of Frederickstown MO) estate: 8) HARTSHORN BAIRD m. ARAMITTA

MATILDA JANE BAIRD b. abt 1815 MO d. bet. 1853 & 1860 MO m. 1st 1/22/1835 to NATHAN B HARRIS m. 2nd 5/18/1845 Fredericktown MO to JAMES C (COLEMAN) BERRYMAN b. 9/1/1806 Isle of Wight VA d. 3/1882 Fredericktown MO.

They had 8 children. JAMES C BERRYMAN had seven children when he married MATILDA.

(For more on her children get the book, The ANTHONY, BURNS & Allied Families by NORMA R (BURNS) FARMILO (1986). It can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

According to History of S.E. Missouri by Goodspeed, MOSES BAIRD came to Missouri in 1801. On July 12, 1819 MOSES, along with 14 other men, was indicted on charges of assault and battery, was found guilty and fined. He owned a hotel in Fredericktown MO and in 1827 the town was incorporated with MOSES BAIRD being one of the original members of the board of Trustees.

MOSES BAIRD was found numerous times in the Madison Co., MO Abstract of Deeds microfilm. The following transactions were made by MOSES BAIRD:
Feb 8, 1823 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN BURDETTE
Feb 18, 1823 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN BURDETTE
Feb 29, 1823 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN BURDETTE
Sep 2, 1825 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from EDMUND RODGERS
Mar 20, 1829 MOSES BAIRD sold land to ELIZABETH STEPHENSON
Dec 6, 1829 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN BURDETTE
Feb 10, 1832 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN ROBINSON
Apr 6, 1833 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOHN BURDETTE
Feb 13, 1834 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from GEORGE SENTEE
Apr 3, 1847 MOSES BAIRD purchased land from JOSIAS BERRYMAN

MOSES BAIRD showed up in the U. S. Census (1830) in - Madison Co., MO
MOSES BAIRD'S exact date of death is not really known, but we can safely surmise that it was either 1848 or 1849. According to the History of Goodspeed, he died in 1853 of cholera, in Cape Girardeau Co., MO, but we know that date is NOT correct since his will was probated in 1850. Assuming he did in fact die of cholera, we know that Cholera epidemics occured in the U.S. during the years 1848 & 1849. Since he last purchased land in 1847 and his will was probated in 1850, we know that his date of death had to be between 1848-49.

Census: 1830, U.S. Census - Madison Co., MO - MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT BAIRD was found in the Madison County, MO Abstract of Deeds microfilm. She sold land to B F REYNOLDS (husband of daughter ELIZABETH BAIRD) on Dec 8, 1853...presumably after MOSES BAIRD (her husband) died.
MARY ELIZABETH (ARNETT) BAIRD in U. S. Census (1850) Madison Co., MO

MOSES BAIRD


Generation No. 1
1. MOSES BAIRD b. Ireland d. bet 1848 - 1849 in Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri m. MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT (JOHN (C) Sr & Elizabeth Dunkin; James & Susannah McGehee)

i. MATILDA BAIRD b. 5/1/1819 Madison Co MO d. 5/6/1879 Madison Co MO m. 1st 1/22/1835 Madison Co., MO to Dr. NATHAN B HARRIS m. 2nd 5/18/1845 Madison Co., MO to JAMES C (COLEMAN) BERRYMAN (My Ancestors)
2. ii. JOHN ARNETT BAIRD b. November 04, 1817, Missouri; d. 1864, Troup, Smith Co., TX.(See Link for more).
iii. MARY ANN BAIRD, b. Abt. 1824; m. HIRAM N. TONG, October 16, 1845, Madison Co., MO4.
iv. ROBERT BAIRD, b. Bet. 1827 - 1828.
v. MOSES BAIRD, JR., b. Bet. 1830 - 1831.
3. vi. RUFUS BAIRD, b. August 16, 1832, Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO; d. May 27, 1911 (Scroll down for more).
vii. ELIZABETH BAIRD m. 9/16/1847 to BENJAMIN F REYNOLDS

Generation No. 2.
JOHN ARNETT BAIRD (MOSES) Farmer b. 11/4/1817 MO d. 1864 Troup, Smith TX m. 3/7/1850 Hempstead County, Arkansas to MARY MALVINA WILLIAMS (HARDIN WILLIAMS & MARTHA POAGE)

JOHN ARNETT BAIRD was found in the Madison Co., MO Abstract of Deeds microfilm. He sold land to B F REYNOLDS (husband of sister ELIZABETH BAIRD) on May 28, 1844. We assume that he moved to Arkansas shortly after he sold his land in Missouri.

JOHN ARNETT BAIRD and MARY MALVINA WILLIAMS BAIRD were found in the 1850 Madison Co, MO census living with his Mother, and brothers, ROBERT BAIRD, MOSES BAIRD, JR., and RUFUS BAIRD.
JOHN ARNETT BAIRD and MARY MALVINA WILLIAMS BAIRD were found in the 1860 Smith County, Texas Census (Mt. Vernon Beat). They had 5 children at that time.
MARY MALVINA WILLIAMS BAIRD - 1870 Cherokee County, Texas Census, widow, 7 children.
Children of JOHN ARNETT BAIRD and MARY MALVINA WILLIAMS:
i. ALMEDA ELIZABETH BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 1851 MO d. 1919 Wilson Co., TX Bur. Stockdale Cemetery, Stockdale TX
4. ii. AMANDA JANE BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 1853 TX
5. iii. SAMUEL RUFUS BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 2/11/1855 TX d. 6/1938 Wilson Co., TX
6. iv. JOHN ROBERT BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 11/20/1856 TX
v. MARY LILLIAN BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 12/4/1858 TX m. LAFAYETTE KEY
7. vi. HARDIN WILLIAM BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 6/22/1861 Troup, Smith, TX d. 3/6/1918 Stockdale TX
8. vii. MARTHA MALVINA BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 3/11/1863 TX d. 1936 Wilson Co., TX
3. RUFUS BAIRD (MOSES) b. 8/16/1832 Fredericktown, Madison, MO d. 5/27/1911 m. 1859 Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO d. 5/27/1911
Child of RUFUS BAIRD and LEVINIA MAZE (See story below - scroll down):
i. RUFUS BAIRD II (JOHN, MOSES) b. 4/10/1871 d. 4/7/1900
Generation No. 3
4. AMANDA JANE BAIRD (JOHN, MOSES) b. 1853 TX m. 1876 to DREW REED
Children of AMANDA JANE BAIRD and DREW REED:
i. WILLIAM ARTHUR REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. 1881
ii. GROVER C. REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. 1883.
iii. CORA REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. Unknown.
iv. HOMER H. REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. 1885.
v. BRICE W. REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. 1891.
vi. OLIE REED (DREW) (AMANDA, JOHN, MOSES) b. 1895.
5. SAMUEL RUFUS BAIRD (JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) was born February 11, 1855 in Texas, and died June 1938 in Wilson Co., TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX m. 7/29/1880 to EMMA REED bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX
Children of SAMUEL RUFUS BAIRD and EMMA REED are:
i. KATHERINE MALVINA BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 12/17/1881.
ii. JOHN ARNETT BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 7/11/1884 d. 9/20/1930 m. to MAMIE VIOLA NICHOLS.
iii. THOMAS POAGE BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 6/8/1887 d. 1969.
iv. LOTA LILLIAN BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 6/5/1890.
v. CORA BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 7/1/1893 d. 1921 Stockdale TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale TX
vi. RUFUS WARMAN BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 3/27/1896 d. 7/1938 bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
vii. IRMA BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 12/26/1899.
viii. BESSIE MAY BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 4/24/1901.

ix. THELMA BAIRD (SAMUEL RUFUS, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 5/17/1905.
6. JOHN ROBERT BAIRD (JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 11/20/1856 Texas m. 1886 to EULA BOLTON.
Children of JOHN ROBERT BAIRD and EULA BOLTON are:
i. LEE BAIRD (JOHN ROBERT, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES).
ii. JOHN BAIRD (JOHN ROBERT, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES).
iii. GRADY BAIRD (JOHN ROBERT, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES).
iv. LILLIE BAIRD (JOHN ROBERT, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES).
7. HARDIN WILLIAM BAIRD (JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 6/22/1861 Troup, Smith Co., TX, d. 3/6/1918 Stockdale, TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX m. 10/8/1885 Cherokee County, TX to MARTHA ELIZABETH BELL (JOHN BELL & NANCY BRADLEY) bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX.
Children of HARDIN WILLIAM BAIRD and MARTHA ELIZABETH BELL are:
9. i. SAMUEL EDWARD BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 12/2/1886 Red River Co., AK; d. 1/20/1970 San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX.
ii. JOHN BELL BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 10/23/1888 Texas.
10. iii. JESSE LEE BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 11/16/1890.
iv. LLOYD HARDIN BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 3/30/1896 Texas.
v. DELBERT CLYDE BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 6/17/1898 Texas d. 12/17/1966 Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX
vi. DOYLE JAMES BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 6/17/1898 TX d. 12/17/1969 Jourdanton TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale TX
vii. ORA LILLIAN BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 8/7/1904 d. 8/5/1927
11. viii. ROBERT THOMAS BAIRD (HARDIN WILLIAM, JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 9/25/1906
8. MARTHA MALVINA BAIRD (JOHN ARNETT, MOSES) b. 3/11/1863 TX d. 1936 Wilson Co., TX bur. Stockdale Cem., Stockdale, TX m. 2/17/1883 Cherokee County, TX m. to DAVID F. BUNDRICK
MISSOURI: JAMES BAIRD (J.B.(P?)) conducted marriages. N.G. BERRYMAN performed marriage 4/1/1844 of ROBERT W THOMPSON & SARAH T BAIRD.

Here's some records found in Circuit Ct (Criminal) of Madison Co MO 1821-1869:
1857 State Of Missouri Anthony, James Laboring on Sunday
1825 State Of Missouri Anthony, S. & W.; Briten, Abraham ? (to Washington County)
1839 State Of Missouri Arnet, Duncan Gambling
1866 State Of Missouri Arnett, Elizabeth Adultery with Henry William
1825 State Of Missouri Baird, Moses Selling liquor on Sunday
1828 State Of Missouri Baird, Moses Refusing to answer Grand Jury
1834 State Of Missouri Baird, Moses Permitting card table
1856 State Of Missouri Baird, Moses; et al Gaming
1856 State Of Missouri Baird, Rufus Gambling
1862 State Of Missouri Beard, Rufus Aiding in the murder of Ephraim Potter
1841 State Of Missouri Berryman, Josiah Selling Liquor in less quantities than one quart
1856 State Of Missouri Berryman, Meredith Gaming
1856 State Of Missouri Berryman, Meredith Selling liquor without a license to Jesse Skaggs
1856 State Of Missouri Berryman, Meredith Selling liquor without a license to William Sweari
1856 State Of Missouri Berryman, Nathaniel Gaming

Dunklin Co MO - THOMAS BAIRD & IRMA BASS, deed. MARTIN B BAIRD appointed G & C of MARY L (BAIRD) aged 15, MARTHA A (BAIRD) aged 13, ELLA B (BAIRD) aged 11, AMANDA C (BAIRD)Aged 9 EDDIE B (BAIRD) aged 7 & WILLIAM T BAIRD aged 4 years all minor heirs of the dec(eiced). this .....day of .... 1879. Sec. W. P. BAIRD

SOME BAIRD MARRIAGES IN MISSOURI

REEDER, EDWARD E. & BAIRD, ANNIE 19 Dec 1883 Mississippi Co., MO
BAIRD, ANDREW B. & STEPHENS, ANNA B. 14 Mar 1884 Clark Co., MO
BAIRD, CHRISTOPHER & BARNETT, MATTIE 27 Feb 1875 Clark Co., MO
WHEATLY, PARIS & BAIRD, M. H. 22 Mar 1879 Clark Co., MO
WOOD, STEPHEN & BAIRD, MATTIE 05 Dec 1885 Clark Co., MO
HARRIS, ARTHUR S. & BAIRD, NETTIE 30 Sep 1897 Clark Co., MO
BAIRD, CLEMMONS & NEWMAN, MARY 26 Mar 1876 Dade Co., MO
BAIRD, W. H. & CARSON, ALICE 17 Mar 1873 Dade Co., MO
HUNTER, J. T. & BAIRD, ANN ELIZA 13 Jul 1873 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, JAMES M. & DOUGLASS, LUCY 16 Jun 1880 Dunklin Co., MO
KEEAWEE, JOHN & BAIRD, MARY L. 03 Apr 1881 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, RICHARD & MOORE, FANNY 24 Jan 1882 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, WILLIAM H. & REDDING, JULIA A. 24 May 1883 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, JAMES & GEORGE, MARY A. 23 Dec 1886 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, W. P. & WALKER, S. 27 May 1888 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, WALTER P. & HARVEY, MATILDY 17 Mar 1889 Dunklin Co., MO
BRADSHER, JAMES & BAIRD, ELLER 30 Dec 1888 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, MARTIN V. & HARVEY, LILLIAN 01 Jun 1891 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, T. J. & HELM, LIZZIE 03 Aug 1892 Dunklin Co., MO
BAIRD, THOMAS J. & HAISLIP, ELLER 08 Feb 1893 Dunklin Co., MO
RASPBERRY, F. E. & BAIRD, ETTIE 27 Sep 1893 Dunklin Co., MO
BEAKFIELD, J. L. & BAIRD, ELIZA 13 Nov 1894 Dunklin Co., MO
BAKER, CHARLES Z. & BAIRD, MATILDA [Mrs] 06 Oct 1895 Dunklin Co., MO
HAMILTON, THOMAS C. & BAIRD, RHODA E. 4 Aug 1892 Ray Co., MO
BAIRD, CHARLES & NOBLE, LURETTA E. 22 Feb 1893 Ray Co., MO
STIGALL, JAMES S. & BAIRD, MAGGIE 29 Sep 1895 Ray Co., MO
BAIRD, WILLIS H. & DUNCAN, ROSA 20 Jul 1897 Ray Co., MO
PATTON, GEORGE M.& BAIRD, MARY A. 14 Nov 1878 Ray Co., MO
BAIRD, WILLIAM N. & BROWN, PAULINA E. 7 Aug 1881 Ray Co., MO
WILKERSON, WILLIAM H. & BAIRD, MYRA 11 Sep 1881 Ray Co., MO
BOGART, D. & BAIRD, RACHEL [Mrs] 21 Dec 1884 Ray Co., MO
HERNDON, G. P. [Dr] & BAIRD, BETHIE G. 18 Jul 1854 Lafayette Co., MO
BAIRD, C. H. & ROBINSON, LUCY E. 8 Jan 1875 Lafayette Co., MO
HARBISON, W. DWIGHT & BAIRD, SARAH A. 30 Nov 1876 Lafayette Co., MO
BAIRD, CHARLES A. & BALLARD, IDA B. 17 Sep 1898 Stoddard Co., MO
DUNLAP, H. L. & BAIRD, LUCINDA 15 May 1888 Stoddard Co., MO
BAIRD, ALBERT E. & GRAY, MANERVA E. 25 May 1856 Platte Co., MO
QUIMBY, GEORGE & BAIRD, ANN ELIZABETH 15 Oct 1860 Platte Co., MO
BAIRD, F. J. & HUGHES, SALLIE I. 9 Oct 1867 Platte Co., MO
MARTIN, JAMES P. & BAIRD, LUCINDA E. 12 Feb 1880 Platte Co., MO
VIN, JAMES A. B. & BAIRD, MARGARET A. 26 Dec 1867 Ripley Co., MO
McCLENNY, JOHN S. & BAIRD, MARY A. [Mrs] 28 Feb 1869 St. Charles Co., MO
BAIRD, SAMUEL FINLEY & ALLEN, MARY ELLEN 1 Oct 1854 St. Charles Co., MO
BAIRD, JOHN T. & STOUT, MYRTLE L. 19 Nov 1897 Taney Co., MO
McKEDY, CHARLES H. & BAIRD, CLARA A. 17 Jan 1897 Taney Co., MO
BAIRD, P. A. & BEDDENGFIELD, ANNIE 22 Aug 1900 Taney Co., MO
LEE, JOHNNIE & BAIRD, B. V. 31 Aug 1900 Taney Co., MO
STORY OF RUFUS BAIRD AND OTHERS


Democrat News 1950's??
THE OLD GREEN BRICK By CLARICE B WELKER, Historian
There is always something fascinating in the razing of an old building. This is particularly true in the "old green brick" recently known as the Price Dress Shop. It was located at the Northeast corner of Mine La Motte and College Avenues until it was torn down to make way for a used car lot.
The building was erected by RUFUS BAIRD. He was a son of MOSES BAIRD and MARY ELIZABETH ARNETT (who was a daughter of JOHN ARNETT.) These two families were very influential in the early days of Madison County.

The BAIRD'S made their own bricks a block south on Water Street, known today as the lots back of the homes of Mrs. FRANK RUTH, Mrs. E P FRANCIS and VAL ADAMSON. At the time the brickyard was there, the creek ran down the west side of the road across these lots.

RUFUS BAIRD was a very busy man, but he had plenty of help from some of his relatives. Namely, his brothers JOHN (BAIRD), ROBERT (BAIRD), MOSES (BAIRD) JR., HARSHORN (BAIRD),and a cousin DUNCAN ARNETT. He also had help from his wife's brothers BEVERLY L. MAZE, FELIX J MAZE, BINUM MAZE and BARTON J. MAZE. Some of these men were carpenters as well as brick masons.

When I first knew this old house, there was no sidewalk on the north side of College Avenue. We were intrigued with the maze of pipes in the basement. After asking many questions we learned that water was being piped into this house from a big spring in the center of the street, up College Avenue some 200 feet west, in front of the home of JOHN VALLE and wife, REBECCA OVERFIELD (relatives of KATHERINE SLAUGHTER), now the location of the Baptist Church.

Town Creek had many names; Shell Spring Branch, Tong Creek, Toler and Town Creek. At College Avenue there was no culvert and we used a narrow foot bridge on the south side of the street. There was a heavy wire cable to hold to as a banister.

The Marvin College dormitory girls always had to march in line. We would try to get in step before we got on the bridge so it would swing. When the creek was high the water often was up to the porch of the first house. We had to use (what we called Rocky Mountain) Newberry Street a foot bridge over the creek.

RUFUS BAIRD had married LOVINA MAZE (the daughter of WILLIAM and EVELINE MAZE.) They had three sons: RUFUS (BAIRD) Jr., WILLIAM (BAIRD) and MILTON (BAIRD). After the death of this first wife, RUFUS married the widow of MARK ANTHONY. She had two children: IATE (ANTHONY) (Mrs. GEORGE P. HERZINGER) and Dr. CARUTHERS ANTHONY. Mrs. ANTHONY was born JANE CARUTHERS, the daughter of DAVID LOONEY CARUTHERS and MARY DUBOIS.

This marriage brings up a history of the big brick house south of the Stephens Store. RUFUS BAIRD built this house also. Other houses made from the BAIRD brick were numerous. Among them is my own house, 205 South Main; the Methodist Parsonage - for his sister ELIZABETH BAIRD and her husband BENJAMIN REYNOLDS; the old brick house on the Cobalt property, built for another sister MATILA J(ANE) (the widow of NATHAN B. HARRIS) and her second husband, JUDGE JAMES C(OLEMAN) BERRYMAN. Berryman.

The big brick house south of the bridge over Little St. Francis was started for MOSES BAIRD but he died before it was completed. His wife (widow), MARY ELIZABETH BAIRD, was the daughter of JOHN ARNETT and lived there for several years.
Sometime it might be interesting to discuss the original city limits since we have explained that the eastern limit was a street 50 foot wide. It ran from Saline Creek on the north to the old log school and church house and graveyard on the south, this was called Cooks Water Street.

In other words: The New Era Bank and all other buildings on the east side of Mine La Motte Avenue would have been out of the city limits.

From: "BILL SUBJACK"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:20 AM
Subject: EMILICIA BAIRD 1854 sampler from Linden, MO
Dear Norma,
I found your email on an internet web site about the BAIRD family. My name is WILLIAM SUBJACK. My wife JOYCE SUBJACK and I are collectors of needlework samplers. We have come into possession of an 1854 needlework by an "EMILICIA BAIRD". She also indicates on her sampler that it was completed in Linden, MO and that she was 11 years old at the time (meaning she was born in 1842 or 1843).

We have tried for over a year without success to locate her genealogically and I am writng to you to see if you can give me any hints on where to look. We wondered if perhaps she used a nickname in the records - EMMA or ??? - but have still found nothing.

Given the Westward migration at the time she may have been born in another state and moved to Missouri to make the sampler but we have still found nothing.
BILL

From: DelightInTheLord@aol.com
To: norma@naples.net
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 4:12 PM
Subject: BAIRD info needed

My mother's name was NORMA BAIRD, her Father was RAY C BAIRD and her mother was LEONA V PARMLEY. The only information I could find so far is that RAY'S father was EDWARD J BAIRD (I forgot to add that EDWARD BAIRD'S wife was named GRACE MYRTLE VAUL), but I am trying to find out more about RAY, and also who EDWARD'S parent's were, but seem to be hitting a brick wall.
The family tree is in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, and so on..any help or suggestions would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you and GOD Bless you!
KAREN VELEZ

From: DONNIE mrdon2u@earthlink.net
To: norma@naples.net
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:40 AM
Subject: BAIRD Family Genealogy

My name is DONALD RAY BAIRD II. I am trying to locate info on my ancestry and I believe that my gggrandfather MOSES C BAIRD came from the Missouri area to Woodward, Oklahoma. His wife's name was VIOLET HAUGHT or HOYT. MOSES C BAIRD was born in 1856 and died in 1928 in Woodward OK. He had one son that I know of so far: FRANK SAMUEL BAIRD, my ggrandfather, who was b. 1883 d. 1973 Woodward OK. They are both buried with their wives in the Mooreland cemetery in Woodward OK. If you have any info that could help me I would appreciate it very much...Thank You


From: P44848@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: BAIRD - Missouri & Ohio

I am looking for information on ALEXANDER BAIRD b. 10/18/1809 d. 5/23/1872 Springhill, Livingston MO bur. Gee's Creek Cemetery, Grundy MO m. MARGARETTE (BOND) (COCKREN) b. 4/3/1816 Pickaway OH d. 1/18/1896 Baker OR.
These are my gggrandparents, would love to have information on them. Thanks, Paula

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