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 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 Bra-selton, Ga. The house he lived in was built for him and his family by the other brothers and is still lived in.
1. James Ezekiel Baird.
2. John Calvin Baird
3. Roma Baird
4. Reynold Price Baird
5. Catherine Elizabeth Price Baird
1. 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 JULY 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
Robert M. Baird
BIRTH 24 SEP 1923 • Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
DEATH 23 JUN 1924, Probably in Dallas (Died as infant)
John E. Baird
No further information
Caroline "Lena" Helena Mary Baird
Lrna was born in thr 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 bor on December 23, 1891 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas and passed away oin 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 four children - all sons:
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 September 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, Mis- souri. 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 Gatewood Gardens Cemetery.
Robert and Marge would have three children.
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 Apri 25 1923 in St. Louis, Missori and passed away on November 15, 2018 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA. They are both buried at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Randolph County, Missouri
Ward and Georgia would have three children.
Richard Edward Ellis
Richard was born on April 24, 1923 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, Colo- rado, USA.
Richard ad Ruth would have five children.
Mary Carlette Deane
2. John Calvin Baird, Rev.
(2nd Child of James Robinson Baird)
BIRTH 27 AUG 1854 • York County, South Carolina, USA
DEATH 04 APR 1921 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married 20 Dec 1877 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mary Arabella Thacher
BIRTH 17 AUG 1861 • Ohio, USA
DEATH ABT 1921 • Brazil
All of their children were born in Brazil
Charles Calvin Baird
BIRTH 29 SEP 1878 • Brazil
DEATH 20 MAY 1897 • Ceara, Brazil
Elizabeth Thatcher Baird
BIRTH 29 OCT 1883 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 12 FEB 1970 • California, USA
BIRTH 07 AUG 1884 • Brazil
DEATH ABT 1964
BIRTH 25 SEP 1886 • Brazil
DEATH 05 NOV 1930 • Brazil
BIRTH 1887-1894? • Brazil, South America
DEATH Brazil, South America
BIRTH 1887-1894 • Brazil, South America
BIRTH 25 APR 1889 • Brazil
DEATH 02 FEB 1904 • Brazil
Anna "Annie" Baird
BIRTH ABT 1895 • Brazil, South America
BIRTH ABT 1898 • Brazil, South America
Marybelle B Baird
BIRTH 24 OCT 1900 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH AFTER 1965 • São Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married Eugene Field Horn I
BIRTH 04 SEP 1889 • Zollarsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
DEATH 01 SEP 1965 • Brazil
John Calvin Baird
Mary Arabella Thatcher
3. Roma Baird
BIRTH ABT 1856
DEATH 1909 • Fredricsburg, 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.
- SUDDEN DEATH -
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 wan 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.
- DR. BAIRD'S FUNERAL -
The funeral of Rev. Dr. R.P. Baird will take place from the Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. J.H. Henderlite. 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.
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.
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
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.
Comments from Ancestry.com:
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, well....it 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, but....in 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. So...no 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.