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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
SAMUEL L. BAIRD was born January 27, 1824, in Ohio County, Ky., and is the sixth child in a family of fifteen children born to Thomas and Elizabeth (Ford) Baird. Thomas Baird was born in Bardstown, Ky., where his father, who was a native of Ireland, settled, but soon after moved to this county, and settled near where subject now resides. Thomas Baird was a farmer of limited means, and died in 1859. Samuel L. was reared to farm work, and attended the neighboring schools, and at twenty-one years of age hired out at farm labor for $8 per month. After four years he was overseer in Daviess County for a year, receiving much better pay, which he saved, and returned to this county; bought 100 acres of land (timber), which he improved and traded for his present farm. He now owns a farm in a high state of cultivation, of 228 acres, with large residence and fine surrounding improvements. The farm is well stocked with best breeds of cattle, horses and hogs, and has all the latest farm implements. August 28, 1850, he married Miss Tabitha A. Bennett, daughter of Joseph B. and Sarah Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. Baird are members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Baird has served several terms as school trustee. He is a Democrat.