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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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GEORGE BAIRD, farmer, P. O. Russellville. John Baird, father of our subject, was born in May, 1807, in what is now known as Jefferson Township, Brown Co., Ohio. His parents were George and Jane Baird, who were among the pioneers of this county, and of whom we have made mention in another portion of this work. John was reared to manhood on a farm and received but a rudimentary education. In May, 1832, he married Mary Fenton, daughter of Jeremiah and Rosanna Fenton. This union has been blessed with eight children seven of whom are still living — Jeremiah, George, Sarah A., Rosanna, John J., Mary and Rufus T. He has been very successful during life as an agriculturist, and is at present residing with the subject of this sketch, his wife having died in 1874. George Baird, our subject, was born in March, 1835, in Jefferson Township, Brown Co., Ohio. In his youth, he had not the opportunities of obtaining more than a rudimentary education. Having selected Miss Mary Smith, born September 1842, for his betrothed, their nuptials were celebrated in April, 1873. She is the daughter of John S. and Ruth Smith. This union has been blessed with three children, two of whom are still living. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Russellville, a Republican and the owner of about 463 acres of land. He resides about two miles nearly due east of Russellville on his farm, which is in a high state of cultivation, and pleasantly located.

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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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