Baird/Beard Family Cemetery

Located in Section 4, Township 14

This cemetery is located approximately 1 mile southeast of Oxville on land belonging (in 1988) to Arthur Likes. There is no road across the cultivated field. The cemetery has wire fencing, but is completely hidden by heavy brush. Thomas Baird (b. TN ca. 1802), son of William and Margaret (Maxwell) Baird of Wilson Co. TN, obtained a land patent on 21 May 1831 on the S/2 NW/4 Sec. 4, T14, R13 in Scott County, Illinois (77.79 acres).

Five stones were found in the cemetery. Stones read in June 1988 by Cecil & Betty Campbell, 4380 Harrison Blvd #30, Ogden, UT 84403.

BAIRD, Thomas IL Pvt. Montgomery’s 1st Ill. Foot Vols Mexican War
(Son of William and Margaret (Maxwell) Baird, born in Tenn. About 1802. Thomas’s brothers and sisters married into the Scott County families of: Hill, Smith, Campbell, and Kemp.)
Isaac 29 Aug 1825 – 13 May 1871
(Son of Thomas and (Biddie?) Baird. Isaac was born in Tennessee.)
Mary 14 Dec 1828 – 23 May 1903 Wife of Isaac Baird
(Mary (Parks) Baird. She married Isaac Baird on 25 July 1848 in Scott County, Illinois.)
George 1856 – 1922
(Son of Isaac & Mary (Parks) Baird. George married M. Castelia Clemens on 6 Dec 1876 in Scott County, Illinois.)
M. C. Child of Isaac & Mary (Parks) Baird
Harvey 1882 – 1892 Son of Isaac & Mary (Parks) Baird
Phoebe 1892 – 1892 Dau of Isaac & Mary (Parks) Baird

RANKIN, Arthur L. 1888 – 1916
(Son of Isaiah & Mary Eveline (Baird) Rankin. Eveline, the daughter of Isaac & Mary (Parks) Baird, married Isaiah Rankin on 4 Sep 1884 in Scott Co., Illinois.)

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