James was born on 24 JUN 1860 in Talladega County, Alabama, the son of Isaac Baird and Ann Simmons.
He died on 16 MAY 1911 in Knox County, Texas.
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|Birth||24 JUN 1860||
|Death||16 MAY 1911||
J.A. Baird was mayor of Newport Arakansas from 1888 to 1891 per The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society in Newport. Possible that this is same person. Mother Ann Simmons was first cousin to Holman Felix Simmons of Tupelo and Dr Joseph Bibbs Simmons of Bowens Ridge.
Mr. J.A. Baird died May 16, 1911 at 1 o'clock pm, and was buried May 17, 1911 at Vera cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at the Vera Baptist Church by Rev. Stanley of Seymour. The body was then taken charge of by the Mason, Odd Fellows, and Woodmen lodges, all of which he was a member.
He leaves a wife, five boys, and three girls. Two boys and two girls are married: J.Z. and A.I. of Gilliland, and Mrs. Jessie Machen and Mrs. Minnie Wood of Vera. Two boys and one girl at home, and one boy H.M. Baird in the U.S. Navy. They were all present at his death except the one in the Navy.
Mr. Baird came from Alabama to Hill County(TX) in Feb. 1902 where he resided for four years. From there he moved to Baylor county and lived three miles west of Seymour for two years. From there he bought a home one mile west of Gilliland, Knox county, where the family now resides.
Mr. Baird was a good man and did what was right in the sight of God and man. He enjoyed the good will of Baylor county citizens, who learn with much sorrow of his death. His disease was cykoma. The struggle he made to live was a long and heroic one, but when the end came he was not afraid to
go. The Baylor County Banner joins all in sympathy for the bereaved family.
Isaac Baird (1825 - 1887)
Annie Simmons Baird (1831 - 1869)
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