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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ALBERT M. BAIRD, farmer, P. O. Russellville, was born May 27, 1849, in Jefferson Township, Brown Co., Ohio. He is the son of James and Martha Baird, of whom we have made mention in this work. He was reared on a farm and received the rudiments of an education in a district school, which was located across the creek from his father’s homestead. On September 19, 1878, he married Miss Alice Potts, daughter of Matthew (deceased) and Polly A. Potts. Matthew Potts was born in Ireland and when quite young his parents emigrated to America. They came to Adams County, probably in the year 1817. Matthew remained at home until the date of his marriage to Polly A. Smith, by whom he had eleven children, eight of whom are still living. Several years after his marriage he moved to Byrd Township, Brown County, where he remained several years, engaged in the milling business, on Eagle Creek. He then moved to a farm in the southern portion of Jackson Township, where he remained until his death, March 11, 1876. His widow still survives him, and at present is residing at Carlisle, Jackson Township. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Baird lived in Jackson Township for perhaps one year. In December, 1880, they moved to the farm on which they still reside, in the eastern portion of Jefferson Township near Eagle Creek. Mrs. Baird is a lady of culture and taste, and a member of the M. E. Church. He is a man of industrious habits and the owner of seventy-one acres of land.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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