Thanks for your post on the Baird family of OH Co. KY it helps to fill in some of the gaps on the family that I had.
I would be interested in any early Baird info of this line. I know they connect with the Bairds that lived at Falling Spring, Franklin County, PA (then called Lancaster Co.) and came down to found Bairdstown/Bardstown, KY I am still not sure how James Sr. fits in.
From KY family Histories 1700-1800s Emisons in America I found some information on Hugh Emison who married Mary Douglas Baird states that Hugh and his brothers in law James and Thomas Baird traveled from PA downriver to Kentucky April 1, 1780. These two Bairds went on to found Bardstown, KY. The Emisons settled at Scott Co. KY.
This would have to be James Baird Sr. (m. to Lady Jane Lynn) uncles or relatives, as he was in Ireland, his son born 1781in Derry Co. IRE, and immigrated in 1782 to PA.
James Sr. son (who is my line) Thomas Baird 1786-1858 listed just like this 'Pensylvania' as his birthplace on the Census of 1850 Ohio Co. KY. The family stayed in PA until about 1789. He is usually known as born in Bardstown, KY, so it could be either if the date is wrong on the time they came to KY.
According to James Baird Jr. obituary:
Died at the residence of his son, Judge Alexander Barnett Baird in Hartford, Kentucky on Saturday, July 18, 1868, Col. James Baird in the 87th year of his age. He was born in County Derry Ireland, October 17, 1781. His parents, James and Jane Lynn Baird removed to America in the year 1782 and settled at Gettysburg, PA where they lived for some years. In the winter of 1789-90 the family removed by wagon to Redstone, PA where they built a boat and started down the Ohio River to Kentucky. At a point not far above the present site of Cincinnati, OH, Indians attacked the boat, in which attack he was wounded, he carried to his grave the evidence of that contest. They landed at the Falls in February of the latter year (1790) when only a few log cabins marked the present site of the city of Louisville. From there they removed to Bairdstown, KY and lived there until February 1794 when the family removed to Hartford, KY in and near the place he lived until his death.
The subject of this notice professed religion in the great revival that commenced in the West in 1800, and attached himself to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at its organization in 1810, and was at once ordained a ruling elder in which position he remained until his death. He was punctual to attend the house of worship as long as he was able, and even up to his death always expressed the greatest interest in the prosperity of the church.
(Hartford Newspaper, July 1868)
One thing noted about the family of Thomas Baird b. 1786, was incorrect on his daughter Martha Isabelle Baird (which is my line). Martha married Henry McSherry Sept 23, 1840 in OH Co. KY and had 5 children as found on these census records. Her sister Charlotte Baird married Benj. Shaver, and she died in 1875, Martha died the following year 1876. Henry her husband, listed as a widower on the 1880 census, died about 1885. He is on the Grayson Co. Ky tax list of 1885, but listed as 'his heirs' for the 1886. So I don't think Martha was the one married to Benj. Shaver after her sister died.
1850 Census, Ohio Co KY
August 1850 59a
116 116 Henry McSherry 31 M Blacksmith born Tennessee 350.00
Martha 29 F KY
Sabra E. 9 F KY
Mary E. 7 F KY
Samuel 3 M KY
Delila V. 4 F KY
Charles H. 4/12 M KY
Cassandra Baird 23 F KY
Samuel L. Baird 26 M Farmer
Cassandra and Samuel L., sister and brother to Martha Baird living with the Henry McSherry family in 1850.
1860 Census, Grayson Co. KY.
Henry "McSheary" age 42 born TENN Farmer 2,000 2,500
Martha J. age 41 Tenn. Housewifery
Elizabeth. age 19 Ky Sewing
Mary E. 17 KY Sewing
Delia V. 15 Ky
Samuel A. 13 KY
Charles H. 11 Ky
Elizabeth age 63 born VA, (Henry's mother.)
Nancy age 42 Tenn. (A sister to Henry.)
1870 Grayson County Kentucky census p. 339 Litchfield Precinct
McSherry, Henry 51 M W Blacksmith 5000 2000 B. TN
M. J. 49 F W Keeping house KY
S. A. 22 M W Wagonmaker 125 KY
D.V. 24 F W KY
C.H. 20 M W Blacksmith KY
1880 Grayson Co. KY Census p 449 East Litchfield Precinct
Henry McSherry W M 61 Landlord Widowed Blacksmith Born TN Father: Ireland Mother: Virginia
Delilah V. W F 34 Dau. Single Keepinghouse KY Parents TN KY
Chas. H. W M 29 Son Single BlackSmith
KY Parents TN KY
Thanks for any information you would like to share.