Posted By:claudia laird
Subject:Laird in Fremont County 1850 to present
Post Date:September 17, 2000 at 10:50:23
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Forum:Fremont County, IA Genealogy Forum
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Johnston Laird & wife Polly/Mary Isobel Russell came from Erie PA by way of Fulton county IL, and settled between Tabor & Sidney in Fremont county IA with their seven children.
The Laird children were William Thomas (1834-1909) m Sarah Martin, Hamlin Russell (1836-1918) m Jennie Briggs, Mary Rachel (1843-1874) m Hulbert Laird Kellogg, Henry Richard (1845-1921) not married, George Clarence (1848-1924) m Mary Martin, Benjamin Franklin (1850-1919) m Rachel Anna Vanatta, and John Charles Laird (1852-1932) m Belle Whitney, and three more were born in Fremont county IA, Francis Marion (1855-1934) m Phoebe Reeves, James R (1859-1949) m Belle Furbush, and Charles Christy (1861-1863). Johnston, Mary, & some of their children are buried at Sidney.
Granddaughter Belva Mary Laird b 5 July 1883, a daughter of Francis Marion Laird and Phoebe Reeves, was married to Dr. Brownlow B. Miller on 3 May 1911, and they had a daughter Patricia Aileen Miller (b 1912 d 1938). Belva lived in Tabor, was a member of the D.A.R. She published a genealogy booklet during the 1960s, sending it out to her relatives prior to her death in 1976. We would like to know the whereabouts of her files, notes, and papers on the Laird family so that we may obtain copies of certain documentary information for what she included in her booklet.