Robert E. Baird

15 May 1817 - 24 Aug 1875

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Robert E. Baird

15 May 1817 - 24 Aug 1875
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Robert Erwin Baird Born May 15, 1817 Robert Erwin Baird was born May 15, 1817, in Londonderry County, Ireland. He was the fifth child of a family of eight children of James Baird and Elizabeth Erwin. In the brief history that he left, he said, 'In the year 1833, my father, being very poor and in low

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Robert E. Baird

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Ogden City Cemetery

1875 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States
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July 2, 2013
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May 27, 2013

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Robert Erwin Baird

Contributor: jillpz Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Robert Erwin Baird Born May 15, 1817 Robert Erwin Baird was born May 15, 1817, in Londonderry County, Ireland. He was the fifth child of a family of eight children of James Baird and Elizabeth Erwin. In the brief history that he left, he said, "In the year 1833, my father, being very poor and in low circumstances, emigrated to America with hopes of obtaining a more comfortable living for himself had family. James Baird and children, Ann, William, James, Eleanor, Robert Erwin, Mary Ann, John, and Martha, left Tamlaght Finlagen district in 1833, their place of abode being Ballymore, and their destination--America--with hopes of settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evidently the mother, Elizabeth Erwin, did not come to America with her family, and she is not listed with them. Robert learned the trade of tailor. On July 23, 1840, at the age of 23, he married Hannah Everhart McCullough of West Goshen, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Hannah was the daughter of John McCullough and Sarah Rodgers who had come from Ireland a few years before. Five children were born to Hannah and Robert. Their names were John, Joseph, Ellen, Robert, and Hannah. Robert and Hannah were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in August, 1842, by Elder Jesse Burns. At a conference held in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on March 23, 1843, he was ordained an Elder by Joseph A. Stratton. On July 2, 1843, at a conference held in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, he was appointed to preside over the Downington Branch until he left for Nauvoo, arriving there May 4, 1844. Downington was a small town; and because of the great persecution, the Saints left for Nauvoo. Robert received his Patriarchal Blessing June 3, 1844, from Patriarch Hyrum Smith. He and Hannah received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple on January 21, 1846. He was ordained into the 10th Quorum of Seventies on October 8, 1844. In the exodus of 1846, he went with the Saints into Winter Quarters on the Missouri River, where he went through all the hardships that the Saints had to endure at that time. He traveled with the Saints to the Rocky Mountains, arriving July 24, 1847. He came with the Brigham Young Company, being an advance scout, and also drove a team for one of the apostles, Heber C. Kimball. He returned the same season for his family, whom he met on the Sweet Water, and with them came back to Salt Lake. His assignments for the next four years was to practice his trade of tailor and make clothes for the Saints. Four years later he moved to Weber County, where he took up farming for the rest of his life. In 1855, he was elected to the City Council of Ogden. He also served as Justice of the Peace. In 1857, Robert Erwin Married Jane Hadley, a daughter of Mary Shooter and Richard Hadley of England. They had eight children, whose names were James, Eliza, Jane and John, Hannah, Hannah Mary, Mary, and Caroline. One year later, he married Jane's sister, Mary Hadley. Nine children were born of this union, whose names were Mary Ann, Elizabeth, William, Ellen, Janet, Robert, Joseph, Franklin, and Josephine. He labored as a home missionary in Weber county, and on the 6th of June, 1857, was ordained one of the Presidents of the 53rd Quorum of Seventies. He was called to go south when Johnson's Army came to Utah. He stood guard night and day, rain or shine, for a period of six weeks. This was very injurious to his health, and he developed lung trouble, which may have shortened his life. In 1863, he was chosen President over Gingham's Fort, which he renamed Lynn. This is now known as Five Points, or Second Street in Ogden, Utah. He held the position as President until his death. He had tree wives and was the father of 22 children when he died at Lynn at the age of 58. He was much respected by numerous friends, and was greatly blessed with the fine gift of healing, which was miraculously manifested on several occasions. For about a year previous to his death, he suffered with the disease of the lungs, and he expired August 24, 1875. Thirty vehicles filled with mourning friends followed his remains to the grave. He lived and died a faithful Elder in Israel, and his name is thus recorded in the archives of eternity. (Compiled by Evelyn Baird Marler--Great Granddaughter of Robert Erwin and Hannah M. Baird)

Robert Baird was a Pioneer

Contributor: jillpz Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Robert Baird was a Pioneer in the Brigham Young Pioneer Company 1847, Departure 16 April 1847, Arrival 21 July 1847, Number in Company 148 Members of this company left Winter Quarters as early as April 5th to join with the larger group. Everyone gathered to a place about 20 miles from Winter Quarters on the banks of the Platte River. There they worked repairing wagons, organizing supplies, and chopping firewood. It wasn't until the 16th of April that the company was officially organized into the hundreds, fifties, and tens, with captains appointed and they started on their way. Once organized, this original pioneer company consisted of 142 men, 3 women, and 2 children, and 72 wagons it started it's journey. They covered the 1031 miles of the trail and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley 21-24 July 1847. Baird, Robert Erwin, Age 29, b.15 May 1817, d.24 August 1875 See the following for many sources. https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyDetail?lang=eng&companyId=1

Life timeline of Robert E. Baird

1817
Robert E. Baird was born on 15 May 1817
Robert E. Baird was 8 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
Robert E. Baird was 15 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Robert E. Baird was 23 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Robert E. Baird was 42 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Robert E. Baird was 52 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Robert E. Baird died on 24 Aug 1875 at the age of 58
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