Tag Archives: Baird

William H Knight

William H Knight
b. 10 December 1832, Pasquotank County, North Carolina
d. 20 July 1920, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

m. 26 May 1859, Rush County, Indiana
Drusilla A. Baird
b. 18 October 1839, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph & Abigail Baird
d. 22 May 1919, Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania

Children with Drusilla A. Baird:

  • Mary Jane (1861-1906) married John H. Patton
  • George Washington (1863-1947) married Mary Miriam “Mollie” Morgan
  • Floyd E. (1866-1951) married Mary McClain
  • Cora Kella (1870-1951) married (1) James F. Richardson, (2) E. Howard Bell

William probably arrived in Indiana in the early 1850’s. He lived in Knightstown, Cambridge City, Indianapolis, and Seymour, Indiana, before moving to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, about 1916, to live with his daughter. He was a farmer and a carpenter.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI
E-mail: graye@mnu.edu

Samuel Moore Baird

b. 12 January 1826, Putnamville, Putnam County,
Indiana, to John and Martha (Moore) Baird
d. 7 May 1896, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa

m. 5 November 1848, Putnamville, Putnam County, Indiana
Millie Elizabeth Parks
b. 20 July 1832, Monroe County, Indiana
d. 24 January 1894, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa

Children with Millie Elizabeth Parks:

  • Mary Jane (b. 1849)
  • John Wesley (b. 1852)
  • James Monroe (b. 1854)
  • Martha Moore (b. 1856)
  • Sarah Elizabeth (b. 1859)
  • Louisa Kate (b. 1861)
  • Samuel Parks (b. 1863)
  • Laura Belle (b. 1865)
  • Nina Fay (b. 1868)
  • Absolom (b. 1871)
  • William Boss (b. 1874)

The family left Putnamville, Indiana, in 1851.

Submitted by:
Kathryn M. Jennings
Orland Park IL

John Baird

b. 12 February 1789, Pennsylvania, to Samuel F. and Sarah (Craig) Baird
d. 5 June 1871, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa

m. 1 August 1824, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana
Martha Wilson Moore
b. 3 November 1796, Greenbrier County, Virginia
d. 20 September 1841, Putnamville, Putnam County, Indiana

Children with Martha Wilson Moore:

  • Lucinda (1825-1865) married William Conklin
  • Samuel Moore (1826-1896) married Millie Elizabeth Parks
  • Sarah Jane (1827-1915) married Rufus Hartley
  • Mary Archer (1829-1913) married John McGaughey
  • Martha H. (1836-1914) married John Merrill
  • Absolom (1837-1904) married Isabella Poore

John came to Putnamville, Indiana, in 1820 from Lincoln County, Kentucky, and left Indiana in 1851.

Submitted by:
Kathryn M. Jennings
Orland Park IL

William H Knight

William H. Knight
b. November 1830, North Carolina

m. July 1859, Rush County, Indiana
Drusilla Baird
b. October 1840, Pennsylvania.

Children with Drusilla Baird:

William and Drusilla Knight lived at Cambridge City and Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as in Rush County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI

George W. Knight

George W. Knight
b. April 1863, Indiana, to William H. and Drusilla (Baird) Knight

m. 14 February 1885, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Mary “Molly” Morgan
b. May 1864

Children with Mary “Molly” Morgan:

George W. and Molly Knight resided in Indianapolis, Marion County, and Richmond,
Wayne County, Indiana, and emigrated from Indiana about 1914 to Dayton, Montgomery
County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI

James Albert Drake

James Albert Drake
b. 27 January 1861, Linden, Montgomery County, Indiana, to William F. and Laura C. (Parker) Drake
d. 15 April 1943, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

m. 6 March 1884, Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana
Ora Belle McNeely
b. 6 March 1867, Hosmer, Pike County, Indiana, to David and Nancy Maria (Phillips) McNeely
d. 5 December 1912, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

Children with Ora Belle McNeely:

  • William David (1884–1967) married Pearl Edna Wilson
  • Edward Eastman (1886–1944) married Gertrude E. Baird
  • Maria Churchill (b. 1887) married Edward Guy Matthew
  • Bessie A. (1888–1888)
  • Carl Lafayette (b. 1889)
  • Ella Pearl (1890–1965) married William Wallis Huey

James resided in these Indiana counties: Montgomery, Gibson, and Pike. He emigrated from Pike County, Indiana, to Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, about 1910. Sometime between 1910 and 1913, James studied to be a chiropractor in Davenport, Iowa, and opened a chiropractic office.

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Noisington KS