A Monthly Newsletter For The Laird Family Association
Volume 1, Number 3 July 1999
Patricia Laird Howard, Editor
Contents Of Volume 1, Number 3
Special Thanks From The Newsletter Editor.
LFA web site.
1850 Census Project.
Ancestry of H. Michael Laird.
Laird Genealogical Sources Submitted By Our LFA Members.
Laird Genealogical Sources Submitted By Patricia Laird Howard.
LFA Newsletter Reminder.
Special Thanks From The Newsletter Editor:
I would like to send a special thanks to H. Michael Laird, James Myers, and Jay William Laird for submitting genealogical information for this issue of "Laird Branches." Thank you for taking the time to share, so that others may benefit. Patricia Laird Howard.
LFA Web Site:
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1850 Census Project:
The following 1850 Federal Census Records for the Laird, Leard, Lard, etc. surname have been transcribed for the LFA web site: Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri.
My great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Laird (born in Ireland) married Catharine Foley (born in England) around 1860's in Pennsylvania? They had one daughter that I am aware of Margaret Ann Laird, born in Pennsylvania on 9/28/1865. This information comes from Margaret's death certificate. Margaret Laird married Thomas Henry Hammond, resided in Upland, PA (Delaware County), they had eight children. One child was Joseph Laird Hammond my great grandfather, who was born in 1881 and died in 1952. My great-great grandmother Margaret Ann Laird Hammond died on October 12, 1933. Margaret, her husband and children are buried in Chester Rural Cemetery, Upland, PA. I haven't found any further info. on Joseph Laird or Catharine Foley Laird, or where they are buried. I am looking for any information about any of these ancestors. Please let me know if anyone has anything. Thanks so much, Diane Hammond Watson, Pennsylvania. RJWDCW@aol.com
Ancestry of H. Michael Laird.
Michael Laird is interested in finding out exactly where Chitto Ms. is, and where his
Great Great Grandfather Augustas Laird came from in Scotland. You may reach Michael via e-mail at: email@example.com
My great great grandfather, Augustas Lard, born Oct 28, 1849, in Scotland, died Sept
26, 1926 and married Malendia Felder, born Apr 26, 1854, died July 26, 1913. When Augustas came to America the name was changed by accident to Lard. In Scotland it is pronounced Lord, but with the Scottish Brogue it sounds like Lard. The name Lard changed when Augustas nephew, son of Athlocn Lard, went up north and made his first million dollars. Then he changed it back to Laird, which is the proper way of spelling it. Their children:
Victor Lard married Mollie Lofton. Their children:
Jack Laird, 1-2, Ben Laird, 1-3. Brady Laird, 1-4. Harem Laird,
1-5. George Laird, 1-6. Hugh Laird, 1-7. Gus Laird, 1-8. Claude Laird,
1-9. Veria Laird, 1-10. Ruth Laird,1-11. Winnie Laird.
2. Tom Lard, married unknown wife. Their children:
Felder Laird, 2-2. Proby Laird, 2-3. Susie Laird, 2-4. Trudy Laird.
George Lard, married Berniee Wright. Their children:
3-1. Hughlon Laird, 3-2. Fulton Laird, 3-3. Nellie Laird, 3-4. Murtile Laird,
3-5. Pearl Laird.
Elbert Lard, married Claria Lewis. Their children:
Gladys Laird, 4-2. Genevia Laird, 4-3. Elaine Laird.
August Lard, married Maggie Lewis. Their Children:
Ruby Laird, 5-2. Matshel Laird, 5-3. Maudie Lee Laird, 5-4. Eddie Laird,
5-5. Jim Laird, 5-6. Frank Laird.
Am Lard. Never married.
Gus Lard, married Lella Case. Their Children:
Malindia Laird, 7-2. Bonnie Laird, 7-3. Addy Laird, 7-4. Versie Laird,
7-5. Flora Laird, 7-6. W. L. Laird, 7-7. Nellie Laird, 7-8. Gus Laird Jr.
Luther Lard, born 28 June 1884, possibly in Mississippi, died 8 July 1977, married Lillie Case, born 5 January 1894, died 27 April 1976. (Michael Laird's great grandparents) Their children:
Homer Laird, born 15 January 1919, possibly in Mississippi, married Winnie Lee Hill. (Michael Laird's grandparents) Their Children:
8-1a. James Homer Laird. Stillborn.
8-1b. Howard Laird, born Mississippi, married 1st. Marie Ann Duvall
(Michael Laird's parents) who was previously married to Mr.
Cunningham and had the following children:
A. Angela Gale Cunningham.
B. Marsha Wayne Cunningham.
Howard Laird and 1st wife Marie Ann Duvall had the following
Howard Michael Laird born 17 July 1967, New Orleans, LA., married Sandra Marie Davey.
C-1. Tiffany Rose Laird.
C-2. Unknown-due in October 1999.
D. Laura Ann Laird, born 23 March 1970, New Orleans, LA.,
married John Hughes.
D-1. Taylor Banks Laird, born 7 July 1996, Oklahoma
City, OK (not a Hughes)
Howard Laird married 2nd Donna, and had the following children:
E. Amanda Laird.
F. Lisa Laird.
Howard Laird married 3rd. Carolyn, in December 1996.
Marie Ann Duval married 3rd Sam Puttkamer.
8-1c. Dorthy Irene Laird.
8-1d. Ruth Onet Laird.
Earl Higdon Laird,
Jewell Dean Laird.
Laird Genealogical Sources Submitted By Our LFA Members.
The following Washington County, Pennsylvania Federal Census information was sent via snail mail by James Myers. James is working on the ancestry of James and Margaret Laird who resided in South Strabane Township, Washington County, PA., in the early to mid 1800's. You may contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org
1850 Census, Canton Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Laird, age 40 male, Farmer, 3000, PA.
Nancy Laird, age 24, female, PA.
Sarah Laird, age 3, female, PA.
Mary Laird, age 2, -- PA.
Jonathan Laird, age 4 mos, male, PA.
1850 Census, Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
William Laird, age 42, male, Labourer, PA.
Martha Laird, age 28, female, Virginia.
Catherine Laird, age 5, female, PA.
Manda Laird, age 1, female, PA.
1850 Census, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Robert Laird, age 29, male, Farmer, 2000, PA.
Agnes Laird, age 26, female, PA.
Margaret Laird, age 17, female, PA.
Elisabeth Laird, age 3, female, PA.
Margaret G., Laird, age 3 mos, female, PA.
1850 Census, South Strabane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Margaret Laird, age 68, female, 3000, Ireland.
Nancy Laird, age 40, female, PA, Deaf and Dumb.
100-105. Robert Miller, age 38, male, Farmer, PA.
Violet Miller, age 37, female, PA.
Mary Miller, age 4, female, PA.
Robert S. Miller, age 1, male, PA.
100-106. James Laird, age 30, male, None, PA., Deaf and Dumb.
Matilda Laird, age 30, female, PA., Deaf and Dumb.
1850 Census, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
103-103. Agnes Laird, age 49, female, Virginia.
John Laird, age 22, male, Farmer, 2200, PA.
Gizzilla Laird, age 17, female, PA.
Anne E. Laird, age 13, female, PA.
1860 Census, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
John Dougherty, age 61, male, Farm Labourer, 20, PA.
John Laird, age 31, male, Farmer, 4203 PA.
Eveline Laird, age 31, female, PA.
Eliza J. Lindley, age 5, female, --.
1860 Census, Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
James Laird, age 40, male, 250, PA., deaf and dumb.
James F. Laird, age 12, male, PA., deaf and dumb.
Elizabeth Laird, age 7, female, PA., deaf and dumb.
Fremont Su. Laird, age 2, --, PA., deaf and dumb.
Matilda Laird, age 39, female, PA., deaf and dumb.
1860 Census, Canton Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Laird, age 54, male, Farmer, 5000, PA.
Nancy Laird, age 33, female, PA.
Sarah Laird, age 13, female, --.
Mary Laird, age 11, female, PA.
Jonathan Laird, age 10, male, PA.
Grizilla Laird, age 8, female, PA.
Catherine Laird, age 5, female, PA.
Margaret Laird, age 3, female, PA.
Samuel Laird, age 8 mos., male, PA.
1870 Census, Page 10, Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
James Laird, age 52, male, Farmer, 150, PA., father foreign born, mother foreign
born, deaf and dumb.
Matilda A. Laird, age 51, female, Keeping House, --, f foreign born, deaf and
James F. Laird, age 21, male, Farm Labourer, PA., deaf and dumb.
Elisabeth Laird, age 14, female, At home, --, deaf and dumb.
Fremont S. Laird, age 12, male, At home, --, in school.
1870 Census, Page 9, Canton Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Laird, age 63, male, Farmer, 10300, PA., f foreign born, m foreign born.
Mary Laird, age 22, female, Keeping House, PA.
Jonathan Laird, age 20, male, Farmer, PA.
Samuel Laird, age 10, male, PA., In school.
Grazella Laird, age 18, female, PA., In school.
Anna Laird, age 15, female, PA., In school.
Margaret Laird, age 13, female, PA., In school.
1870 Census, Page 25-26, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Robert Laird, age 49, male, Farmer,13200, PA.
Agnes J. Laird, age 47, female, Keeping House, Scotland, f foreign born,
m foreign born.
Elizabeth Laird, age 21, female, PA., m foreign born, In school.
Maggie C. Laird, age 20, female, --, m foreign born, In school.
William H. Laird, age 18, male, PA., m foreign born, In school.
Page 26. Agnes A. Laird, age 16, female, PA., m foreign born, In school.
Margan Laird, age 13, female, PA., m foreign born, In school.
Sorahi Laird, age 8, female, PA., m foreign born, In school.
John Dougherty, age 76, male, Making home at J. Lairds, PA.
1870 Census, Page 26, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
John Laird, age 42, male, farmer, 8000, PA.
Evaline Laird, age 42, female, keeping house, Virginia.
Eliza Laird, age 10, female, PA., In school.
1870 Census, Page 25, Monnagahela City, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Allen Laird, age 25, male, Miner, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Christina Laird, 31, female, Keep Hs, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Abram Laird, age 12, male, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Allen Laird, age 9, male, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Jessie Laird, age 2, female, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Abraham Laird, age 37, male, Miner, Scotland, f foreign born, m foreign born.
Isaac Masker, age 12, male, PA., In school, Cannot write.
1880 Census, Page 2, 6/2/1880, Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
James F. Laird, male, age 30, married, Laborer, Deaf and Dumb, PA., PA., PA.
Mary A. Laird, female, age 42, wife, married, keeping house, Deaf and Dumb,
Ohio, Ohio, Ohio.
Nina S. Laird, female, age 5, daughter, single, Ohio, PA., Ohio.
Lincoln Laird, male, age 2, son, single, Ohio, PA., Ohio.
Collins Sawhill, male, age 23, step son, single, Laborer, Deaf and Dumb, PA.,
Jessie U. Sawhill, female, 19, step Daughter, single, At home, Deaf and Dumb,
Attd school, PA., Ohio, Ohio.
Willie Sawhill, male, age 15, Step Son, single, Laborer, Deaf and Dumb, attd
School, PA., Ohio, Ohio.
Lavina Sawhill, female, age 10, Step Daughter, single, At home, Deaf and Dumb,
PA., Ohio, Ohio.
Matilda A. Sawhill, female, age 8, Step Daughter, single, Deaf and Dumb, attd
School, PA., Ohio, Ohio.
1880 Census, Page 8, 6/7/1880, Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
James Laird, male, age 62, married, Laborer, deaf and dumb, PA., Ireland, Ireland.
Matilda Laird, female, age 62, wife, married, keeping house, deaf and dumb, PA.,
Bessie Laird, female, age 25, daughter, single, deaf and dumb, PA., PA., PA.
Freeman Laird, male, age 23, son, single, Telegraph Op., PA., PA., PA.
1880 Census, Page 39, 6/21/1880, Canton Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Laird, male, age 73, widower, Farmer, PA., Ireland, Ireland.
Jonathan Laird, male, age 30, son, single, Farmer, PA., PA., PA.
Annie Laird, female, age 25, daughter, single, keeping house, PA., PA., PA.
Margaret Laird, female, age 22, daughter, single, at home, PA., PA., PA.
1880 Census, Page 6, 6/5/1880, Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Robert Leard, Male, age 59, married, Farmer, PA., Ireland, Ireland.
Agnews J Leard, female, 47, wife, married, Keeping house, Scotland, Scotland,
Margaret S. Leard, female, age 30, daughter, single, at home, PA., PA., Scotland.
Annie Leard, female, age 25, daughter, single, at home, PA., PA., Scotland.
Sallie Leard, female, age 18, daughter, single, at home, attd school, PA., PA.,
Robert McClellan, male, age 7, son, single, Working farm, attd school, PA., PA.,
1880 Census, Page 16, 6/17/1880, Jefferson Township, Washington County, PA.
--155. John D. Allender, male, age 53, married, General Merch, PA., PA., PA.
Mellissa F. Allender, female, age 47, wife, married, keeping house, Ohio, Ireland,
N. Stella Laird, female, age 4, Niece, single, Ohio, PA., PA.
The following information was submitted by Jay William Laird a descendent of John Laird, married 17 August 1738 Agnes Black, both of Lancaster County, PA. You may reach Jay at: Jlaird4715@aol.com
Abstracts of Wills of the State of S.C. 1760-1784, Copyright 1969 By Caroline T. Moore
Will Book QQ 1760-1767
JOHN LAIRD, St. Philip’s Parish, Berkeley County. Dau: Sarah,
Residue of all estate. Brother: Patrick Laird. Exors: brother Patrick
Laird; William Lennox; James Sharp; Philip Hext. Wit: Benjn. Caton,
Brian Cape, Alexr. Russell.
D: 28 June 1761. P: 10 July 1761. R: nd. p. 97
Will Book QQ 1760-1767
PATRICK LAIRD, Charles Town. Father: James Laird of Mugil,
County of Perth, North Britain. Niece: Sarah Laird, dau. of my brother
John Laird, residue of estate. Mentions: Andrew Laird of Dundee,
North Britain, merchant; executors to sell all estate for benefit of said
niece. Exors: James Sharp of Jacksonboro, merchant; William Lenox,
Benjamin Caton and Andrew Hunter of Charlestown. Wit: Geo. Kin-
caid, Alexn. Kincaid, Andrew Allen.
D: 8 Nov. 1761. P: 20 Nov. 1761. R: nd. p. 121.
Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, or Charleston, S.C. 1754-1810, Edited by Smith & Salley
1761, July 2d Was Buried John Laird
1761, Novr. 14th Was Buried Patrick Laird
Laird Genealogical Sources Submitted By Patricia Laird Howard.
Microfilm Roll #0102049. Parochial Registers Co. Of Renfrew, Abbey Paisley, Marriages 1708-1819. Book 559, Vol. 4. Microfilm was dark, handwriting often very sloppy, with book tightly bound causing names to disappear behind the binding. PLH
12 Jan 1738. John Dunlop & Helen Laird were booked for proclamation in order to marriage.
12 Nov 1757. William Hamilton and Agnes Laird both of this psh were booked for proclamation on 12 Inst.
5 January 1771. John Cuningham in this Parish and Margret Laird in the Town of Paisley were Booked and Proclaimed in order to marriage 5 currant.
30 April 1774. George Cameron in this Abbay parish Y Kathgrine Laird in the Town of Paisley were booked in order to proclamation for marriage the 30 Current.
18 May 1776. John Laird in this Abbey parish of Paisley Janet Clidesdal of paisley were booked in order to proclamation of marriage the 18 curt.
25 Oct 1776. John Laird & Agnes Wilson both of this Abbey Parish of paisley were booked in order to proclamation of marriage the 25 curt.
11 July 1778. Alexander Laird in the parish of Innerkop? & Mary Brown in this Abby parish of paisley the 11 curt.
20 Oct 1781. Cloud Laird of paisley & Mary Gordon in this parish were booked in order to marriage the 20th curt.
16th August 1782. Alexander Laird of Kilmacolm uth? Elizabeth Allason in this parish were booked in order to marriage 16 curt.
3 Oct 1788. James Smith & Elizabeth Laird both in this parish were booked in order to marriage the 3d curt.
9 October 1789. James Laird of this parish & Maria Anderson of Nilston were booked in order to marriage the 9th of October. (or 29th)
16 Jan 1791. William Thomson & Janet Laird both in this Parish were booked in order to marry the 16 Jan. 1791.
26 August 1791. Petter Bell & Mary Laird both in the Paisley were booked in order to marriage the 26 August 1791.
21 March 1795. ---- Wilson of Paisley & Elizabeth Laird of the parish were booked -- order to marriage the 21 March 1795.
6 Dec 1795. ---ander Laird of Houston & Margaret Allan of this parish were booked in order to marriage the 6 of Decr.
26 June 1796. ---- Laird of the parish & Margeret Ralston of paisley were booked in order to marriage June 26 2 days.
18 Feb 1797. John Swan & Margaret Laird both in the Parish were booked in order to marriage the 18 Feb.
15 June 1799. ---mes Laird of this parish & Orsila Latta of Kilbarchan were booked in order to marriage June 15.
2 Jan 1803. William McEllan of the parish & Janet Laird of paisley were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage 2th Jan 1803.
19 Nov 1803. ---- Laird of Kilbarchan & Janet Denestin of the parish were book in order to marriage Nov 19 2 days.
25 October 1806. ---- Laird of the parish & Mary McNeil of paisley were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage 25 Oct 3 days.
14 May 1808. ----- Tillar of paisley & Janet Laird of the parish were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage May 14 3 days.
25 March 1809. ----lliam Laird of paisley & Katharine Craford of this parish were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage March 25 3 days.
20 July 1810. --- Bell of this parish & Janet Laird of paisly were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage July 20 3 days.
9 October 1813. John Laird & Elizabeth Thomson both of this parish were booked & proclaimed in order to marriage October 9 2 days.
11 November 1815. ----t Laird of this parish and Margaret Strang of Paisley were booked in order to proclamation for marriage the 11th current.
6 September 1817. Alexander Laird of Paisley and Marion Robertson of this parish were booked the 6th.
15 November 1817. --- Woodrow of Paisley and Mary Laird of this Parish were booked the 15th.
The following entries are extracted from the Register, in the custody of the Registrar in Term of the Act 17 and 18 Victories Cap 80. Dec 1819.
--mes Peacock and Agnes Laird both of this parish were booked the 11 and having produced Certificate of proclamation of banns were married the 27 Inst by --Blair of Paisley.
My Ancestry, With a Brief Sketch Of My Life, by James H. Laird, pages 1-3 of a
family history which included other surnames. Source; unknown.
My children have grown up far away from the local surroundings of my early life. They have seen very few of my family relatives. It would be a pleasure to me to have them better informed about their paternal ancestors and relatives.
Through their mothers they inherit New England blood, and by residence, they are familiar with New England scenery and life. Through myself, they are heirs of another race and history.
They are the uniting of two notable tides of early American immigration--the Pilgrim and the Scotch Irish. They have occasion to feel great pride in both.
It has been my inclination to inform myself about those whose blood courses my veins. On both sides it is Scotch Irish. On my father's side our family record covers a long period but does not take us outside of Ulster in North Ireland, and the vicinity of the famour walled town of London Derry. Still we never admit a doubt that some earlier ancestors brought the titled name over from the highlands or lowlands of what we feel is our ancestral source. The Lairds are Scotchy in language, style and habit.
They came early to America. Their habitat was Eastern Pennsylvania.
(Page 2) The record on my father's side is that my great grand-father, Matthew Laird, with his wife Margaret came form Ireland to America in, or about, the year 1765. They had with them one son, James. Their first home was in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., about thirty miles west of Harrisburg.
This, first of our line to seek these shores, lived until 1821, attaining to the age of eighty-four. Six children were of his family. Moses Laird, my grandfather, was one of them, born in 1768 at Shippensburg, Cumberland County, three years after his father came from Ireland. His father was called a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church at Shippensburg and, when he afterward removed to Buffalo Valley, he was elected to the same office in the Buffalo church, where he and his family continued to worship during the remainder of his lifetime.
Of Moses Laird, my grandfather, I have very little knowledge. He died some sixteen years before I was born. He, no doubt, went with his father to Buffalo Valley not far from the place of my birth, near Milton, Pa.
My grandmother, Jane Hayes, then lived in that vicinity, on the other side of the Susquehanna, at what is now called Dewart Station. At that place it may be assumed, my grandparents, Moses Laird and Jane Jayes, were married about 1793; he twenty-five and she nineteen.
Of the six children born to them these are the names: Mathew, Robert Hayes of Lewisburg, Pa., John G., (my father) born August, 1798; Mary, who married William Durham; Matthew, who studied for the ministry at Princeton, N. J., went as missionary
(page 3) My grandfather died in 1816, probably in Buffalo Valley, when my father was about seventeen years old.
My father was of slender build, a spare man all his long life of ninety-one years. He was scholarly in his inclinations, became a teacher in early life, most temperate and regular in habit. He was always, in his way, a leading citizen and church member, but more inclined to home and private than to public life. We could always rely upon father for anything he said or promised.
My grandmother Laird died in 1863, in her 89th year. I remember her well. She lived in a cottage about a mile from our Pennsylvania home.
She was a kind-hearted woman, of staunch, vigorous, self-reliant quality.
As children were increasing at our house, she would, on her visits, take one of us home with her for some days. I have the impression I had frequent turns at her house. I had small liking for the visits; it was lonesome over there.
With straw hat and checked apron I stubbed along behind her with half sullen step as we trudged the winding path through the piney woods. It was not hers to look back or say a word.
My daily bible reading was not forgotten over there, which I took to the more, because the hand under her apron held chestnuts if I did well.
The good woman lived until she was quite old, and then with some of her friends in the vicinity of her life long residence, until she died in 1863, in her 89th, year.
Marriages And Deaths, 1820 to 1830, Abstracted From Extant Georgia Newspapers, by Mary Bondurant Warren with Sarah Fleming White. Copyright 1972 By Mary Bondurant Warren.
Page 73. Mr. Lodowick Lard, about 45y, d. at the house of Baley Freeman in Jasper Co. 12-21-1823. His friends are requested to come and attend to his affairs. GJ 12-30-1823. (Georgia Journal, Milledgeville)
Mississippi Society D. A. R. 1836-1872, L-Z Index Wills & Estates, Pontotoc County, Vol 2, Miss Nina Pepper, State Chairman, 1963.
Page 308, Index, Deeds, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 1836-1837.
Grantor; Jepee Laird, Grantee; T. C. McMackin & wife, Date; 16 May 1836, Book; 1, Page; 288.
Grantor; Jepee Laird, Grantee; R. N. Dudley, Date; 9 May 1836, Book; 1, Page; 290.
Grantor; Jepee Laird, Grantee; White, & Anderson, Date; 18 May 1836, Book 1, Page; 313.
Grantor; Jepee Laird, Grantee; R. N. Dudley, Date; 11 Nov 1836, Book; 1, Page; 415.
Microfilm Roll #0855233. South Carolina Pension Abstracts of the Revolutionary War; War of 1812 and Indian Wars. Volume No. 9. By Annie Walker Burns.
Page 52. South Carolina Service of Robert Lard or Laird S 32369.
Declaration made by William Lard and Elizabeth Lard son and daughter of Robert Lard a Revolutionary war pensioner of Clarke County Georgia deceased and appointed Robert M Goodman their power of attorney under date of Feb 9, 1835.
A printed notice in the file as follows: 25th Congress 2nd session, Rep No 615 House of Representatives; Robert Laird, to accompany bill H R No 593. Feb 24 1838. Mr Johnson of Va from the Committee on Revolutionary pensions made the following; REPORT. The Committee on Revo pensions, to whom was referred the petition of the executors of Robert Laird of Clarke Co. Ga, having had the same with the accompany documents, under consideration, reprot. That Robert Laird was a captain in the Revo army; that he was placed on the pension roll as such, that he died before he ever recei-ed anything on his certificate; that died, leaving no widow; that he had been supported for many years, preceding his death by two of his children; Wm and Elizabeth; his other children having left him long before his death, and scattered over the world; some of th them wandering in Texas and to places unknown. The old man made a will by which he bequeathed his pension to his 2 chi children Wm and Elizabeth, that the executor applied at the agency of the pension office at Savannah, Ga, for the pension due said Robert Laird at his death, which was refused in consequence of the existing laws, requiring that in such cases the pension should be paid to all the children of the pensioner.--*** the committee therefore recommend the passage of a bill to pay over to the said vhildren.
In 1834 Feb 7th in Clarke Co Ga Robert Lard made declaration under Act of June 7 1832 stating he entered service of his contr under Gen Green Aug 1781 instead of 1780 as set forth in his declaration and he served as Capt under Gen Green and continued sixteen mont:
There was one Robert Ligon clerk of Superior Court of Clarke County Georgia in 1835. Stating Robert Lard died 16th March 1834.
Also Robert Ligon, Clerk stated that the other children of Robert Laird had been gone about 15 years and all of them several years, that some of them are in Texas.
Declaration made 1833 Feb 11th in Clarke Co Ga, age then 90. States he entered service 1775 in South Carolina under Capt Peter Nancer in South Carolina, again entered service 1778 as First Lieut under Capt Benjamin Kilgore in Ninety Six District S C -served 3 months. Continued: page 2
South Carolina Service of Robert Lard or Laird S 32369 --page 53--
Page 2. The will of Robert Laid was filed as follows;
I give unto my daughter Sarah one dollars to be paid in money and unto my grand daughter Ruth, I give one dolars in money I give unto my son James, the same amount of $1. in money. I give to my son Samuel's heirs, the same amount of one dollar in money. I give unto my son Archibald, $1. in moeny. I give to my son Robert $1. in moeny
I give to my daughter Mary $1 to be paid in monyl I give to my son William $1. in moeny I give to my dau Elizabeth $1 in moeny I give to Wm Laird and Elizabeth Laird all my notes and money, that are due me for private contracts and also my pension when it is drawn from the U S for my Revolutionary war service to be equally divided between them both and constitutes and appoint Benajah S Sheats one of my executors and appoints William Laird my other executor of my estate. Signed Robert Laird, his X mark. in Clarke Co Ga.
Page 92. South Carolina Service Of John Leard S 21862
Declaration was made in District of Abbeville South Carolina May 22 1854 by Samuel P Leard a resident of said district age 39, who applied under Act of June 7 1832, states he is the son and heir at law of John Leard, deceased late of this district, who served as he has been informed and believes, that John Leard now deceased served under Capt Patterson, Anderson, Wm McGair and John McGair, three months under Capt Patterson and was in the Florida Expedition under Lt James Noble of Anderson's regiment and also a tour of 3 months at the Midway expedition under Lt Wm McKelland -he was at the battle of Kettle Creek Georgia under Capt Wm McGaw;
That his parents married 1795. His mother Mary Leard survived him and died 28 March 1845, leaving only living children, this deponent and his sister the present Misses Mary Ann Leard and Ellen Leard -that his father died in Abbeville Dist S uth Carolina 8th Oct 1843.
Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds As On File In The Abbeville, South Carolina, Courthouse. Compiled by Willie Pauline Young, Liberty, South Carolina.
Page 121. JOHN GASTON,--Box 39, Pack 832: Est. Admnr. Sept 3, 1806 by Mary, Wm. Gaston, Jas. Hawthorne, Saml. Leard bound to Andrew Hamilton Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $5,000.00.
Page 178. ANDREW LEARD,--Box 54, Pack 1286: Est. admnr. Dec. 2, 1822 by Jane Leard, Wm. Marsh, Jno. L. Cooper, Jno. F. Yarbrough bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $2,000.00. Cit. Pub. At Cedar Springs Church. Oct. 7, 1825 Paid Saml. Leard boarding $14.87 1/2. To Jno. Leard Sr. est. $3.80.
Page 178. LEARD MINORS,--Box 54, Pack 1287: On Aug. 7, 1826 Isaac Dansby, Henry Nelson, Jno. Drennan bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $5,000.00. Isaac Dansby made gdn. Of Saml., Nancy Leard, minors under 14 yrs. Sett. Sept. 22, 1840 ment. Nancy Leard, wife of Wm. Holt.
Page 183. LEARD, JOHN--Box 56, Pack 1326: Est. admnr. Dec 3, 1821 by Jno. Leard, Archibald Campbell, Saml. Morris bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $1,000.00. Cit. pub. at Cedar Springs Church. Inv. made Jan. 22, 1822 by Jesse, Bailey Reagin, Archibald Campbell. 1821 Paid Andrew Leard $67.50.
Page 210. SAMUEL McCLINTON--Box 63, Pack 1488: Will dated May 1, 1807. Rec. Dec. 7, 1807. Exrs: Robt. Gilmore, David Pressly. Wit: Saml. Gils, Wm. Covey, Saml. Pressly. Chn: Robt., Saml., Jas., Susannah McClinton, Margaret, Mary Gilmore. Gr. Son, Sam., son of Robt. McClinton. Inv. made Dec. 15, 1807 by Saml. Leard, Jno. Giles, Jno. Foster, son of Saml. Foster.
Page 250. ELIZABETH PORTER--Box 74, Pack 1804: Will dated 1806 in Abbeville Dist. Rec. July 1, 1806. Exrs: Reuben Weed, Hugh McBride. Wit: Nathaniel Weed, Robt. McBride. Chn: Rev. Alexr., Martha Porter, Saml., Elizabeth Lesly. Bequeath to Andw., Hugh, Nancy English, Sarah Porter, Sarah Weed Jr. Inv. made July 4, 1806 by Saml. Leard. Jas. Hathorn.
Page 269. JESSE REGAN--Box 79, Pack 1926: Est. admnr. Nov. 24, 1826 by Young Regan, John Leard, Robt. McBride bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. sum $2,000.00. Cit. pub. at Hopewell Church. Jan. 26, 1828 paid Baley Reagin $2.25. Feb. 2, 1828 paid Allen Regin $8.25. Sale, Dec. 13, 1826. Byrs; Rachel, Allen, Baley, Young Ragan, etc. (Written Regan, Reagin.)
Page 279. TALITHA REGAN--Box 81, Pack 1998: On Jan 2, 1832 John Roberson, John Leard, Bailey Regan bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $500.00. John Robinson Jr. made gdn. of Talitha Regan a minor. July 19, 1832 Recd. of Young Reagin $187.56. July 24, Rec. of Bailey Reagin $118.76. Jan. 25, 1832 paid Patrick Gibson for surveying land belonging to est. of Jesse Reagin her part $.87 1/2. (Name appeared to be Tabitha or Talitha.)
Page 395. HENRY FORESBROOK--Box 107, Pack 2795: On Oct 3, 1803 Saml. Morris, Saml. Foster, John Leard bound unto Andrew Hamilton Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $5,000.00. Saml. Morris made gdn. of Henry Foresbrook a minor.
Page 541. JOHN LEARD--Box 138, Pack 3923: Est. admnr. Oct. 4, 1854 by Saml. P. Leard, Thos. J. Lyon, Adam Wideman bound to Wm. Hill Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $1,300.00. Saml. P. Leard sheweth that his father John Leard died in 1843 and that in his early life was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army. It is believed that the chn. Of said decd. by taking the proper steps will recover from the U. S. Government a pension for their father's services. Sett. made Feb. 5, 1855 named 3 distributees: Saml. P., Mary Ann, Ellen Leard. On May 17, 1856 Mary A. Leard and Nelly Leard of Wilcox Co., Ala. recd. from Saml. Leard admnr. $294.24 their full share of the pension of their father John Leard who was a Revolutionary Soldier.
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