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From: "Sue Ozawa" <>
Subject: Bairds of Blandford, Hampden County
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 00:25:31 -0500


Hi Adele,

I just received some additional information on the Blandford Bairds from
the Berkshire Family History Assoc., Inc. By the way included in their $12
yearly membership is two hours of free research by volunteers at the
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, which holds the major
research collection in Western MA. One only pays for copying and postage,
not a bad deal, I think.

The sources are "Blandford, MA Families, Vol 1, Baird Family #1 and Vol. 3,

Brown Family", *974.49 B62 and Corbin Collection: Reel 24. Blandford.

1. James Baird b. (1693)
d. 2 Feb 1790 in 98th y, buried Blandford-Old
Cemetery
m. 1st Grace b. (1682)
d. 1 Jun 1792 in 65th y, buried in Blandford-Old
Cemetery

Children: (Named in James Baird's will, dated 12 Feb 1780
2. Susannah, Bap.recd.. bet. 22 Oct & 21 Nov 1727
m. ______Kinnie (James Baird's will)

2. James, Jr. b. ?
m. 22 Jul 1760 by Rev. Morton
(Northampton, MA Clerk of C.R.)
Martha More, dau of Thomas and Katherine
b. 9 Aug 1739 or (1742
d. 1 Feb 1825 in 83rd y (Old Cemetery Record)
or 25 Jan 1825 (B.Ch.R.)

Children: (Blandford TR.)
3. James, III b. 16 May 1761
int. Nov 1783 (B.T.R..)
Eleanor Knox, dtr.. of Adam & Mary Campbell
b. 14 Apr 1764 (B.T.R..)

Children:
4. Roxanna
m. Dr. Thesius Brooks(Knox Gen.)

4. Laura
m. Henry Stephens (Knox Gen.)

3. Ezekiel, b. 12 Nov 1762
3. Grace, b.13 Oct 1765
3. Martha (Patty), b. 8 Feb 1768
d. 13 Oct 1743, 75 y
buried Hill Cemetery
m. Andrew Wilson, int. 1 Jul 17929 (B.T.R.)

3. Mary b. 1 Feb 1770
3. Thomas b. (1773)
d. 1775 in 3rd y

2. John, b. ?
m. 27 Jun 1754 by Rev. Morton (B.T.R..)
Agns Brown
dau of probably William and Martha Brown OR
Agnes (Knox) Brown, dau of Wm. Knox

Children:

(Per letter from Mrs. F. W. Newcombe, Bradenton, FL)

3. Moses, b. ?
int. 16 Jan 1797
Molly Hamilton
dtr. of Capt. David & Mary Knox Hamilton
b. 25 Feb 1775 (B.T.R..)
d. 12 May 1798 in 24th y
buried in Blandford-Old Cemetery

Children:
4. Infant- stillborn, buried at feet of
Molly

m. 2nd Sarah McConoughey
dtr. Capt. David & Anna Carnahan Mc
Conoughey
b. 29 Oct 1776 (B.T.R..)
Children:
4. Molly, b. 19 Mar 1800
d. 8 Sep 1802 in 3rd y
Blandford-Old Cemetery

4. George b. 23 Mar 1802
d. 16 Sep 1802, 5m 23 d
Blandford-Old Cemetery

3. Joseph
m. 1st Rachel Mc Conoughey, 12 Aug 1783
by
Rev. Crosby
int. Sep 1793 (B.T.R..)
dtr.. Capt. David & Anna Carnahan McConoughey
b. 1 Dec 1763 (B.T.R..)
d. 3 Apr 1799 in 37th y
buried in Blandford-Old Cemetery

Children:

4. Electe, b. 23 Dec 1783 (B.T.R..)
int. Jan 1803 Samuel Nash of
Agusta(B.T.R.)

4. Sally, b. 28 Feb 1786 (B.T.R..)
int. 3 Feb 1811 John Wheeler, Jr.
(B.T.R..)
m. 7 Mar 1811 (B.Ch.R..)

4. Jared (Jere), b. 6 Dec 1788 (B.T.R.)
int. 31 Dec 1809 Polly Stewart
(B.T.R.)
m. 10 Feb 1810 Rev. Keep (B.T.R.)
dtr. Wm. & Molly Knox Stewart
b. 12 Jun 1790 (B.T.R)

4. Lewis, b.17 Apr 1791 (B.T.R.)
d. 5 Apr 1794 (B.T.R.)

4. Eri, b. 18 Apr 1794
d. 9 Nov 1796

4. Polly, b. 4 Apr 1796

m. 2nd, Widow Sarah Paterson of Colrain, MA
int. Dec 1801 (B.T.R.)
d. 5 Feb 1833, 75 y, buried in Round Hill
Cemetery
Chester, MA
<Blandford Ch member 2 May 1819 from church
in
Hapersfield, NY (B.Ch.R.)>
<Was probably married 1st to John Patterson,
int. 7 Sep 1780. He d. 2 Dec 1797 in 46th
y
Colrain, MA V.R.>
<She was perhaps a sister pf Hannah (Lucas)
Brown
Both are buried in Round Hill Cemetery,
Chester>

(Possibly these also)

3. Anna (Buried near Stamford, Delaware Co., NY)
m. Oliver Hamilton, Mar 1795 (B.T.R)

3. Luke
m. Katey Powers, int. 16 Jan 1797 (B.T.R.)

3. Ezra
m. Mary Gibbs, int. 16 May 1790 (B.T.R.)
dtr John & Rachel Crooks Gibbs
b. 12 Aug 1765 (B.T.R.)

Children:
Dr. Howard A. Gibbs lists the following in 1846:

4. Ezra
4. Annis
4. Russell

<Family lived in Jefferson, NY in 1846>

3. Absalom
m. Nellie Powers, int. 23 Sep 1793

2. Mary
m. James Taggart (James Baird will)

m 2nd Eleanor b. (1700)
d. 25 Jan 1792 in 93rd y, buried Blandford-Old Cemetery
m. 1st Moses Mitchel
2nd Samuel Ferguson
3rd James Baird

Then to further confuse my Absalom puzzle, a page from the Brown family of
Blandford was included with the above information. I don't know what the
reference "Hartford Times" refers to, especially with dates in the 1950's.
Does any one know?

1. William Brown
m. Martha

Children:

2. Solomon (Deed, recd 28 Jan 1766)
m. Jean Anderson 18 Jun 1759 (B.T.R..)

2. Nancy, b. 1728 in Ireland (Hartford Times, 28 Apr 1951)
m. Absalom Baird (Hartford Times, 29 Oct 1955)

2. William, b. 8 Mar 1731 in Colerain, Ireland (H.T., 4 Feb 1956)
m. Nancy King 1 Dec 1757 (Pelham, MA V.R..)

Perhaps addl children:

2. Agns
m. John Beard 27 Jun 1754 (B.T.R..)

2. Jean
m. John Davies of #4, 16 Feb 1758 (B.T.R..)

2. Martha
m. James Robinson, 7 Jun 1753

2. Thomas

The following 1790 Blandford census info was also included:

James Beard 2 - 1 - 3
John Baird 3 - 1 - 3
James Beard, Jr. 1 - 3 - 2
Joseph Beard 2 - 1 - 3
Ezra Beard 2 - 0 - 1

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