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James Robinson Baird. He was born on September. 8, 1815 in Ohio. He died between Aug. 25, 1880, and May 25, 1900. His wife was Eliza Caroline Price. Born on October 25, 1820, and died on May 28, 1900, about the same time as her husband.   They were married about 1851 in Grover, Cleveland County, North Carolina.   Both are buried in Jackson County, Braselton, Georgis, USA at the Hoschton City Cemetery, Hoschton Jackson County Georgia. 

 James Robinson Baird was the first graduate of Davidson College in 1840. He became a preacher and a teacher. He led many churches. From 1868 to 1878 he served as a missionary in Brazil to ex-patriot Confed-erate soldiers and their families in Americana, after the Civil War.
In 1879, after 10 years, he had to return to Georgia because of illness. He moved to Braselton into a house on Davis Street and stayed there until he died. He was not well, but the people in Hoschton erected a church as a non-denominational church. Everybody used it. finally, it dissolved into a Presbyterian body and remained that way until it burned.
Rev. Baird was a teacher and county school superintendent for Jackson County from 1878-1880. The school was known as Randolph Academy and was located further down the road from his house. He died in Bra-selton, Ga. The house he lived in was built for him and his family by the other brothers and is still lived in.
(Loosely translated from Portuguese)

1.  James Ezekiel Baird.
2.  John Calvin Baird
3.  Roma Baird
4.  Reynold Price Baird
5.  Catherine Elizabeth Price Baird
JAMES EZEKIEL BAIRD  (1st Child of James Robinson Baird)
James Ezekiel (Zekiel) Baird was born on August 16, 1852 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA and passed away on June 30 1897 in Villa Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Prior to 1884 he married in Brazil, Lillie Mason Ward.  She was born in Smith County, Tennessee, USA, the daughter of Armistead M. Ward and Mary Penelope Pender.  She was born on September 1, 1860 and passed away on in November, 1950 in St. Louis City, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA.
James and Lillie would have at least five children:


James Florain Baird

BIRTH 1 MAY 1884

DEATH ABT. 1884   (Died as infant)

No further information


Reynold Ward Baird

BIRTH 6 JUL 1885

DEATH ABT. 1885  (Died as infant)

No further information


Eula Lee Baird

Eula was born on September 7 1888  Sao Paolo state, Braziland passed away on on October 9, 1989 in  Georgia, USA  In 1906 Eula moved to the United States and on April 20, 1910 she married Otto Beall Williams, the son of Tom Z. Williams and Clara Tuttle, in  Tom Greene County,, Texas, USA.  Otto was born on November 8, 1888 in Guadalupe County, Texas and passed away on September 1 1948 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.


James Emmett Baird Sr

James was born on July 19, 1895 in Villa Americana, Sao

Paolo, Brazil and passed away on June 7, 1975 in Tampa,

Hillsborough County, Florida, USA.  Prior to 1922 he would

marry Eliza Jane Reitz, the daughter of Herman John

Reitz and Nancy "Nannie" Catherine Lord.  Eliza was

born on June 1, 1893 in  Baltimore, Baltimore County,

Maryland, USA and died on July 24 1983 at the age of

90 in Tampa, Hills-borough County, Florida, USA.They

are both buried at the Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb

County, Georgia.

James and Eliza would have at least three children:



                James Emmett Baird Jr.

                 BIRTH 20 FEB 1922 • Fort Worth, Tarrant County,

                Texas, USA

                 DEATH 02 SEP 1985 • Biloxi, Harrison County,

                 Mississippi, USA

                 Married:  13 Aug 1949 • Randolph Field , Texas, USA

             Betty Marlys Helsing


                 BIRTH 4 APR 1928 • Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA

                 DEATH 24 APR 1987 • Panama City, Bay, Florida, USA

                Daughter of James Doran Helsing and Myrtle Claire

                Pauline Fossum









                Robert M. Baird

                BIRTH 24 SEP 1923 • Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA

                 DEATH 23 JUN 1924, Probably in Dallas 

                 (Died as an infant)































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Terry Ellis


Sandy Ellis


Susie Ellis


Ward Baird Ellis Jr.


Richard Edward Ellis

Richard was born on April 24, 1928, in Overland, Missouri, USA, and would pass away on October 11, 1993, in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.  He was married to Ruth Mae Nies the daughter of David Nies and Emma Olga Reiner.  She was born on January 21, 1931, in  Turon, Reno, Kansas, USA, and would pass away on  July 31, 2009, in Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, USA.  They are both buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, USA. 

Richard ad Ruth would have three children.

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ELLIS, RUTH NIES Ruth Nies Ellis passed away on 7-31-2009 at Swedish Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Richard Ellis. Mother of Dr. Ron Ellis of Denver, Lori Orvek of Arizona, & Karen Rohlf of Iowa. Grandmother of Shelby, Ashley, David, Michael & Matthew. Memorial services are Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Denver South Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Published in Denver Post from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 2009.


Ron Ellis


Lori Ellis


Karen Ellis


Caroline "Lena" Helena Mary Baird

Lena was born in the state of Sao Paulo Brazil on January 9, 1897, and passed away in St. Louis County, Missouri, USA  in 1969.  On January 1, 1916, in Collin County, Texas Caroline married  Clarence Augustine Ellis, the son of James M. Ellis and Margaret "Maggie" May Johnson.  He was born on December 23, 1891, in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, and passed away on August 1976 in Bridgeon, St. Louis County, Missouri, and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery  Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri.


Lena and William would have at least five

children - all sons:

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Ward Baird Ellis

Ward was born on November 2, 1922, in Overland, Missouri, USA, and passed away on June 2, 2015.  He was married to Georgia  "Loraine" Lorts, the daughter of James A. Loerts and Mary  Caroline   Ketchum.  She was born on April 25 1923 in St. Louis,  Missouri, and passed away on November 15, 2018, in Columbia,  Boone County, Missouri, USA.  They are both buried at the Missouri Veterans  Cemetery at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Randolph County, Missouri.  

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Georgia "Lorraine" Ellis passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 15th, 2018 at Boone Hospital at the age of 90.
Lorraine was born on April 25th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to James Lorts and Mary (Ketchum) Lorts. She graduated from Enterprise Academy on May 19th, 1945, and then proceeded to go to college to learn bookkeeping/accounting at Union College. There she met Ward Ellis and they were married on August 30th, 1947.
Once her children were grown, she worked as a bookkeeper for McDonald Douglas, University of Missouri St. Louis, and for Sunnydale Academy and greatly enjoyed her time with children as well as being unit secretary and Sabbath school superintendent of St. Louis Central Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Lorts, her husband of 68 years Ward, son Ward Jr., daughter Sandra Stutzman, son-in-law Daniel Stutzman Sr., grandson Daniel Stutzman Jr., and grandbaby girl, daughter Suzanne Robinson Horner and son-in-law Dale Robinson, and a stillborn daughter, and her sisters Laverne Gerst and Helen Hillard.
Services were held on Friday, November 23rd at Sunnydale Seventh Day Adventist Church in Centralia.
Georgia was interred on December 7, 2018.


Ward and Georgia would have four children.


Clarence Augustine Ellis Jr.

Clarence was born on July 27, 1918, in

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and passed

away on October 18, 1972, in Chicago, Cook

County, Illinois.  He married Mary

Carlette Deane, the daughter of  Carl E. 

Deane and Mary Florence Mockett.  She was

born on   May 26, 1920, in Lincoln, Lancaster

County, Nebraska, and passed  away on  Sep-

tember 26, 1992, in Tacoma, Pierce County,   

Washington, USA.  




Robert Emmett Ellis                                     

Robert was born on October 4, 1920, in Webster Groves, Missouri, USA, and passed away on September 8, 1984, in ST. Louis, Missouri.  He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri.  He married   Margaret Lorraine Spies, the daughter of Jacob John Spies and "Tillie" Matilda  Gertrude Gindra.  She was born on January 10, 1923, in St  Louis, Missouri, USA, and passed away on April 3, 2018, also in St. Louis, and is buried at Gate-wood Gardens Cemetery.

 Robert and Marge would have three children.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, 

 04 Apr 2018, Wed  •  Page   A18

Left to right are (back row) Albert, Richard, Ward, Bob, Clarence.

Their father,   William "Clarence", is in the front. 


The Atlanta Constitution

Atlanta, Georgia

09 Jun 1975, Mon  •  Page 22

The Atlanta Constitution

Atlanta, Georgia

15 Aug 1949, Mon  •  Page 12


The Sun

Biloxi, Mississippi

05 Sep 1985, Thu  •  Page 4

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Albert Manning Ellis 

Albert Manning Ellis was, born on January 23, 1933, in Overland, Missouri, USA.  He is married to Janet Elaine Lord, the daughter of Thomas and Madeline Lord.  She was born June 27, 1934, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA.  Both are still alive and living in North Carolina.  They would have two children: 


Gregory Ellis


Tamara "Tammy" Ellis

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Rev. John Calvin Baird

BIRTH 27 AUG 1854 • York County, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 04 APR 1921 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2nd Child of James Robinson Baird and Eliza Caroline Price



Married:  20 Dec 1877 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mary Arabella Thatcher


BIRTH 17 AUG 1861 • Jefferson, Adams, Ohio, USA

DEATH ABT 1921 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil



All of their children were born in Brazil



1.  Charles Calvin Baird

2.  Halbert Baird

3.  James Baird

4.  Elizabeth Thatcher Baird

5.  George Baird

6.  Edward Baird

7.  Margaret Baird

8.  Price Baird

9.  Anna "Annie" Baird

10. MayBelle Baird

11. Margarida Baird

Arabella, Margaret

and MayBelle

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Charles Calvin Baird

BIRTH 29 SEP 1878 • Brazil

DEATH 20 MAY 1897 • Ceara, Brazil

Charles died while on a Mission with his uncle, Reynold Price Baird. This grave is not in the Campos Cemetery, but rather somewhere in Cear'a.


Halbert Baird


BIRTH 5 AUG 1881 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 1898


James Baird


BIRTH 7 AUG 1884 • Brazil



Elizabeth Thacher Baird


BIRTH 29 OCT 1884 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH FEB. 12, 1970 • Sonoma County, California, USA

Married 1st: Before 1915

William Adolphus Reynolds


BIRTH OCT. 20, 1887 • Chambers County, Alabama, USA

DEATH 3 OCT 1955 • Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA

Son of John Filmore Reynolds and Georgia Ann Boss



Ola Gloria Reynolds


BIRTH 25 JAN 1915 • Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA

DEATH 18 JUL 1989 • Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA

Married:  13 Sep 1931 • Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, USA

John Ersel Leroy "Roy" McGoldrick


BIRTH 25 FEB 1902 • Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, USA

DEATH 6 JUL 1966 • Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, USA

Son of John Edgar McGoldrich and Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Rasler

Married 2nd :Abt 1917

Rowland Arringi Thomas


BIRTH MAY 1878 • Georgia, USA

DEATH FEB. 14, 1918 • Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA

Son of Alvinzi Gano Thomas and Susan Adelaide Reynolds



Melba Ellender Thomas


BIRTH 8 APR 1918 • Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA

DEATH 2 FEB 2014 • California, USA

Married 1st:  4 May 1938 • Vancouver, Clark, Washington, USA

Divorced:  24 Jul 1941 • Multnomah, Oregon, USA

Dock Stephan Dorrell


BIRTH 1 MAY 1912 • Webb City, Missouri, USA

DEATH 10 AUG 1990 • Newton County, Missouri, USA

Son of Grover Cleveland Dorrell and Marie Marguerita Arnold

Married 2nd:  

Earl William Holbrook


BIRTH 21 JUL 1918 • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 1 APR 2011 • Sonoma, Sonoma, California, USA

Son of William Edward Holbrook and Clara Belle Williams Cushman



William Earl Holbrook



Married:  17 Dec 1966 • Portland Mult Oregon, USA

Divorced:  30 Dec 1984 • Clark, Washington, USA

Virignia Clare Swafford


BIRTH 1943 • Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA


The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa, California

13 Feb 1970, Fri  •  Page 5


Married 3rd :13 Sep 1938 • Vancouver, Clark, Washington, USA

Herbert James Bottrall


BIRTH 12 DEC 1883 • Praze an Beeble, Cornwall, England, UK

DEATH 26 AUG 1947 • Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA

Son of John Reed Bottrall and Susan Morcom

Married 4th:  Aug. 12, 1967

John William Thornton


BIRTH 10 SEP 1919 • Clarksville, Gregg, Texas, USA

DEATH 2 OCT 1982 • Fresno, Fresno, California, USA

Son of William M 'Bill' Thornton and Bertie Rose Hill


George Baird


BIRTH 25 SEP 1886 • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 5 NOV 1930 • Americana, São Paulo, Brasil


Edward Baird


BIRTH 1887-1894 • Brazil

DEATH 1898 • Brazil

Died young


Margaret Baird


BIRTH 1888 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil


Price Baird


BIRTH 25 APR 1889 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 02 FEB 1904 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

Died young


Anna "Annie" Baird


BIRTH 24 JUN 1894 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 3 SEP 1967 • Santos, São Paulo, Brasil


Roberto Ferraz


BIRTH 1892 • Paranapiacaba, Santo André, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 9 JUN 1974

Son of Francisco and Escolastica Ferraz


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Roberto Ferraz Filho


BIRTH 9 JUL 1916 • Paranapiacaba, Santo André, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil


Senira Simões de Souza


BIRTH 25 FEB 1925 • Capivari, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 2019 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Francisco Simões de Souza Filho and Maria Lochetti


Charles Baird Ferraz


BIRTH 8 MAY 1929 • Santana, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown



Marybelle Baird


BIRTH 24 OCT 1900 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 20 APR 1979 • São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brasil

Married:  1 Sep 1965 • Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

Eugene Field Horn


BIRTH 12 SEP 1889 • Zollarsville, Washington Pennsylvania, USA

DEATH 1 SEP 1965 • Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil



Eugene Field Horn Jr


BIRTH 10 AUG 1927 • Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 18 SEP 2015 • Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil


James Horn


BIRTH 24 OCT 1928 • Aracangua, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 21 MAR 2007 • Hinsdale, DuPage, Illinois, USA


Shirley Horn


BIRTH 13 AUG 1937 • São Paulo, Brazil


Margarida Baird


BIRTH 22 AUG 1908 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 30 AUG 1979 • Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil


Eugene Field Horn Jr.


James  Horn 

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MayBelle Baird

3.  Roma Baird


DEATH 1909 • Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA

4.  Reynold Price Baird


BIRTH 1857 • Yorkville, York County, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 10 MAR 1909 • Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA

Mary Lucille Bankston


BIRTH 11-15-1871 • Brazil

DEATH JAN. 19, 1940 • Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA

Middle  of  3 sons   (John C., Ezekiel)   of Eliza  C. &  James  Robinson

Baird,  who were 2 of the 13  founders of the  Presbyterian Church in

Santa Bárbara, CA.  His parents were missionaries to Brazil, arriving

there with the boys in 1868.  Reynauld returned to the States to study medicine and theology, later returning to Brazil to help his parents.

He accompanied them upon their transfer to Santa Barbara, where he met his future wife, Mary Lucille Bankston (b. 1872). They were married on Sept. 29, 1887. They later went to work in the Presbyterian mission in Ceará, Brazil from 1896-1900, then returning to the States.

They had 1 daughter, Geraldine, who married James Barnes.

When younger brother Ezekiel died before 1897, his widow and daughter, Lilie, moved to Fredericksburg, VA., joining Reynauld's family there.

Dr. R.P. Baird Passes Away In Jessups, Ga.
A telegram received here Wednesday brought Intelligence of the sudden death of Rev. Dr. R.P. Baird at Jessups, Ga.  Dr. Baird was a prominent missionary of the Southern Presbyterian church to Brazil.

He was 55 years old and with his wife and daughter was spending his furlough in Fredericksburg, and representing mission work wherever called In the South.

He left here In seemingly excellent health on Friday last and had made several addresses in the mission cause. The announcement of his death was a shock not only to his family but to the many friends he has made while residing here.

Dr. Baird was a Mason and the telegram sent came from the Master of the Lodge in Jessups, Ga.

It is thought his body will be brought here. The Daily Star - March 10, 1909.
The funeral of Rev. Dr. R.P. Baird will take place at the Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. J.H. Henderlite. The interment will be in City Cemetery.
The pallbearers - Messrs. J.W. Adams, J.E. Timberlake, M.L. Latbram, Dr. J.N. Barney, Paul Karsten, Jr., Mayo Smith, P.V. Daniel, Dr. J.P. Stiff. Pallbearers are requested to meet at Scotia Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Daily Star - March 12, 1909.

(The following is loosely translated from Portuguese)

Rev. Dr. Reynold Price Baird

Pastor in Fortaleza and in the interior of Ceará

Reynold Baird was born on February 2, 1857, near Yorkville (now York), in the state of South Carolina. He was the third child of Rev. James Robinson Baird and Eliza Price Baird, of the same state. He was baptized by the well-known theologian and professor of Columbia Rev. James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862), who was a friend of his father's. 

Rev. James Baird resided in Santa Barbara, Province of São Paulo, from 1868 to 1878, working with the Rev. William C. Emerson among the emigrant American settlers of the War of the Secession. Reginald studied at the International College of Campinas and São Paulo and professed the faith in the  Presby-terian Church of St. Paul on April 4, 1886.

He married on September 30, 1887, with Mary Lucille Bankston, born in 1872 and in the Church of St. Paul on January 13, 1884. The marriage was officiated by the Rev. Edward Lane. Lucille was the daughter of Frank M. and Sarah Ellis Bankston of Brookhaven, Mississippi, who emigrated to Brazil in 1867. Lucille had two sisters, Mallie and Lilian.

Reynold went to the United States, where he studied theology, graduating from the Seminary Columbia Theological Society, in South Carolina, in 1892. In the same year, he was ordered on September 30 by the Cherokee Presbytery. For four years, shepherded the Churches of Acworth, Mars Hill, and Smyrna, Georgia (1892-1896). He and his wife were appointed missionaries by the Foreign Missions Committee on 10 December of 1894. They went as missionaries to Ceará in July 1896, in order to assist the Rev. De-Lacey Wardlaw and his wife, who were not in good health. Before permanently to the Northeast, it seems that they were in Santa Bárbara, State of São Paulo, and took Lucille's sister, Lilian Bankston, who was also a teacher, and Charles, a nephew of Reynold. When they arrived in Recife, Charles died of yellow fever, and Lilian died of the same disease in Ceará. Just after of his arrival in Fortaleza, the missionary was affected by smallpox, reestablishing then.

Rev. Baird preached in many places in the interior of the state, including Quixadá, where, despite threats, received a whole family by profession of faith. It was also in Senator Pompeu, where he organized a con-gregation with about 40 members most of them from the Varela and Cortez families, who had been evangelized in Mossoró by Rev. Wardlaw. Baird left the congregation in the care of the worker Raimundo Ferreira da Silva, a young man from the Fortaleza Church who had taken a class in Bible and had already served in the Congregation of Baturité. In 1897, the Wardlaw couple  left the mission after eighteen years of fruitful work and the entire responsibility of the field fell on the Rev. Baird. In his pastorate was inaugurated the temple of Fortaleza, which was built by the efforts of the presbyter Dr. Albino de Faria. The cornerstone was launched on October 12, 1898. At that time, Baird received by profession of faith and baptism Mr. Joaquim Cândido de Sena, the paternal grandfather of the future Rev. Alcides Nogueira. Sena resided on the "Winner" farm, in the municipality of Cachoeira, in central Ceará, and was converted by reading the Bible and visiting a distant relative, a member of the Church of Fortaleza.

After four years of intense work, the missionary's health was shaken, and in September of 1900, he had to return to the United States. After a brief rest, he attended the College of Medicine and Surgery, in Atlanta, graduating in 1902. Having declined several attractive invitations in his country, wanted to continue his work in Brazil, returning to Ceará in June of that year. Although you have never qualified formally to practice medicine in Brazil, the new profession was very useful for its missionary activities. The work was growing rapidly and new fields were being opened. Baird was untiring as a preacher and physician and obtained many fruits in his despite the opposition. Around 1906, Baird wanted to pay a visit to Humaita, where there was a small group of believers. He was stopped by friends who feared for his life. Events have

the wisdom of this attitude, for on the day it was expected there an armed mob awaited the arrival of the train. The evangelist Raimundo Ferreira da Silva had moved to Humaitá and there had done good evangelistic work, despite tenacious opposition. This evangelist was of Dr. Baird's influence on the small-town he had needed the missionary's medical services. Baird always supported Raymond, encouraging him and instructing him through letters, and giving him some financial assistance. After all, Baird went to Humaitá in December 1906, accompanied by two believers from Fortaleza and one from Baturité. It was welcomed by believers and visited by local authorities. Like this, even the opponents threw some stones. Seventeen people professed the faith and there was a collection in favor of the national missions.

Rev. Baird attended the Synod meeting in 1903, in which he declared many years, having always preached in the shops, without challenge, the mediation of Christ. Said that every good man is a Mason because the institution is the essence of the basic principles of love, charity, and fraternity. According to him, the apostles and Jesus Christ themselves had principles. Freemasonry was widespread among the American Southerners - in the Campo Cemetery, in Santa Bárbara, there are many tombs with Masonic symbols.

Baird was a good speaker, endowed with a strong voice that dominated and pleased the audience.


His friends described him as an efficient, godly, and cultivated pastor, gifted with a kind and hospitable character, and a dedicated father and husband. It enjoyed a very good concept in the society of Ceará. In March 1907, the active missionary was suffering from a serious illness and, with great difficulty, arrived in the United States in September. His sheep in Brazil greatly felt their departure and prayed greatly for their recovery. The family set residence in Fredericksburg, Va., and Baird improved enough to several trips by the south divulging the cause of the foreign missions. On the evening of 9 March 1909, when he was traveling to make some lectures at the invitation of the Executive Director of the Florida Synod, died suddenly on the train in the town of Jesup, Georgia, at 52 years of age. He was buried in Fredericksburg on the 13th. The Baird couple had only one daughter, Geraldine P. Barnes.


• Lessa, Annaes , 172, 257s, 509s, 669.

• Ferreira, History of IPB , I: 453, 577; II: 103.

• The Missionary (April 1907), Calvin Porter Collection.

• Ministerial Directory, PCUS / PCUSA (1898).

• Christian Observer , Louisville, Kentucky (17-03-1909), 1.

• "Rev. Reginald Price Baird, MD, " Christian Observer (06-30-1909), 15.

• Bear, Mission to Brazil , 47s, 224.

• Jones, Rest Soldiers , 183, 235, 242, 328.

• Ribeiro, Evangelical Church and Brazilian Republic , 155-159.

5.  Catherine Elizabeth Price Baird

BIRTH 28 AUG 1859 • South Carolina, USA

DEATH 08 JAN 1940 • Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA
Married:  19 Sep 1880 • Braselton, Jackson, Georgia, USA


Tandy Key Randolph


BIRTH 21 MAY 1858 • Jackson County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 31 DEC 1933 • Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA

Tandy Key Randolph and his wife Catherine Alice Baird Randolph. They raised a large family in Athens, Ga. One of their teenage sons drowned in the Oconee River near Athens. Photo courtesy of Larry Baird.
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Source:  Fraternidade Descendência Americana


 On The 26/06/1870th, The Presbyterian Church was organized in Santa Bárbara D ' Oeste.

Today, we celebrate the 148 years of the 1th Presbyterian Church of the Southern Presbyterian Convention in Brazil and the 4th Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

Its founders were:
Rev. James Reynald Baird and his wife Elisa Baird;
Rev. William Curtis Emerson and wife Mary E. (Grady)
Frank Emerson and his wife;
William Patton Mcfadden, his wife Sarah Miller Mcfadden and his daughter Sarah Catherine Mcfadden;
Jane b. Grady and his daughters Sophia Grady, Martha H. Grady and " Mr. Jane b. Grady.


James Ranson Baird was the brother of the above John Calvin Baird

BIRTH 1857 • Yorkville,York County, South Carolina, USA 

DEATH MAR. 10, 1909 • Fredricsburg, Virginia, USA.

Lucille and Reynold had two children:


                                                              Geraldine Alice Baird

                                                              BIRTH 9-30-1887 • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

                                                              DEATH APRIL 12, 1961 • Newark, Deleware, USA


                                                              James Melvin Barnes

                                                              BIRTH 6-22-1886 • St. Michaels, Maryland, USA

                                                              DEATH 2-28-1944 • Newark, Deleware,USA


                                                              Johanna Baptista ???

                                                              BIRTH 1894 • Ceara, Brazil

                                                                 DEATH USA


Sarah married secondly:   

Antonio Theodoro de Oliveira*

BIRTH Sao Joao Da Boa Vista, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 1897 • São João da Boa Vista, São Paulo, Brasil


Bessie (Elizabeth) Ellis de Oliveira

BIRTH 1889 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1972 • Sao Paula, Brazil

Married: Ernest Sydney Pyles   



James Robinson Baird. He was born Sept. 8, 1815 in Ohio. He died between Aug. 25, 1880 and May 25, 1900. His wife was Eliza Caroline Price. B-10/25/1820 D-May 28, 1900 Both are buried in Jackson Co, Braselton, GA. Their children included Reynold and Reginald Price Baird, as well as Alice. James Robinson Baird was the first graduate of Davidson College in 1840. He became a preacher and a teacher. He led many churches. From 1868 to 1878 he served as a missionary in Brazil to ex-patriot Confederate soldiers and their families in Americana, after the Civil War. In 1879, after 10 years, he had to return to Georgia because of illness. He moved to Braselton into a house on Davis Street and stayed there until he died. He was not well, but the people in Hoschton errected a church as a non-denominational church. Everybody used it. finally it dissolved into a Presbyterian body and remained that way until it burned. Rev. Baird was a teacher and county school superintendent for Jackson County from 1878-1880. The school was known as Randolph Academy and was located further down the road from his house. He died in Braselton, Ga. The house he lived in was built for him and his family by the other brothers and is still lived in.

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angie dossett To Clarify this information on James Robinson Baird: I have spoken to Samuel Lenaeus in the past. He has told me that he added all of the information that he could find on James Robinson Baird and that his process of elimination was to DISProve the information, then delete it. Be careful on this tree. He has many facts correct, and many that are incorrect that he hasn't deleted.


First, there is no proof of a Reynold and a Reginald Baird as being brothers. They appear to be one and the same, Reynold Price Baird. I have many documents and records of Reynold (I have been talking closely with Reynold Price Bairds ancestor for the past 2 years) and these family records of both of ours do not include or mention a Reginald.


In as far as James Robinson Baird being born in Ohio, is a possibility, not a proven fact as of yet. When he was alive, his Census record states that he was born in SC, not Ohio. The Presbyterian Ministers Directory has him born in Ohio. Upon reading this book, it has many flaws and misinformation on James Robinson Baird and Reynold Price Baird, his son. When I read the forward of this book, it states that the Ministers were sent out requests of their personal information and if they didn't respond, the Author did his own research to fill in the blank.


The Author has information that is incorrect on Reynold here so the information on James Robinson Baird is suspect. This book was written 1898, (if memory serves).


James Robinson Bairds daughter Catherine Elizabeth Alice Baird Randolph was alive in 1910-1940. She listed her father as being born in Ohio in the census of 1910 and 1930, 1920 she listed him as being born in GA and her mother being born in Ohio. Her mother was born in NC.


Either the census taker messed up (which is very possible as we know), or someone else gave the information on her family...or she really didn't know. She may have deduced that her grandfather was in Ohio at this time, so her father may have been. All speculation.


James Robinson Baird and Eliza Carolina Price Baird died of Influenza within 3 days of one another. I have found no 1900 census of them before they died, nor of his close family (i.e. sister and daughter Alice). I believe they must have been in deep mourning at this time or that their families were avoided because of the illness. record of a living James Robinson Baird here to tell us his place of birth.


Although it is very possible that James Robinson Baird was born in Ohio, (his aunt Mary Baird who was married to William McCreight was there about this time), there is no solid proof. The census record from 1880 of James Robinson Baird clearly says that he was born in SC (as were his brothers and sisters). He was alive at this time to give the answers himself so this gives me pause as to just where he was born. The 1860 census is of no help. Everyone around him is listed as to where they were born, except his family. Argggg!!


One other "where were they born" question, Evaline Baird, sister to James Robinson Baird. All of her census records state that she was born in SC (1850-1880) except the 1870 census record when she is living with her brother John A. Baird. I have no idea or explanation as to why Tennessee is mentioned here. She appears to be born in SC from all of the other census records.

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