Joseph Baird was my husband's great (x5) grandfather. The information that my mom-in-law has is that Joseph was born in 1775 in Wilkes Co., NC. He died in 1798 in Rowan County (probably near Salisbury). He was in failing health when he and Hannah moved to Rowan Co.
Joseph's father was Zebulon Baird--his mother Lydia Hildreth. Zebulon was born 28 January 1743/1774 in Monmouth Co., NJ & died 30 June 1826 in Wilson Co., TN. Zeb was a cordwainer--he made shoes during the Revolutionary War.
I have info back four more generations--back to George Baird born in 1574 in Scotland. Let me know if you'd like it.