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John Baird
Born 26 September 1824
JOHN BAIRD, farmer, Greenfield, Sec. 30; P.O. Lisbon; born September 26, 1824, in Ayrshire, Scotland; in 1851, he came to Oneida Co, N.Y.; in 1855, came to Davenport; in 1859, he came to Jones Co. He owns 288 acres of land. Married Helen Donald in 1851; she was born in Ayrshire, Scotland; have five children—Jane (now Mrs. Ellison), Agnes, Mary Ann, Katie E. and Andrew J.; has been Justice of the Peace four years; has also been Township Assessor, School Treasurer and Director. Democrat.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 584.


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