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by Brenda Baird Magee

Thanks to Brenda Magee , for sending  me the following, Brenda the 4th great-granddaughter of Beacham RHODES.  Beacham RHODES ( b: 1762 in MD ) ( d: 1826 in Hart County , KY ), (also see: Rhoades/Rhodes/Roads/Rodes'/etc that served in the American Revolution, and Harrowing and tragic tale of Beechum Rhodes, with his friend Robert Stockton, in frontier Fleming Co. KY in 1789). Beacham married Margaret McCARTNEY in 1784.    Margaret was born in 1764 & died after 1804 in KY .
 
Issue :
 
Silas RHODES   , b: 1785 in MD ; d: 1841 in Vermillion , IN
Samuel E. RHODES  , b: 18 May 1786 , MD ; d: 3 Oct 1848  Johnson , IN.
Rachael RHODES , b: abt. 1790 in Bourbon Co, KY ; d.aft. 1880 Vigo , IN
Mickel RHODES ( daughter ) , b: 24 Sep 1796 Bourbon Co, KY ;
         d: Abt. 1831
Ann Ary RHODES , b: 26 Sep 1797 Bourbon Co, KY ; d: 23 Feb 1878
          Forest twp, Clinton Co, IN
Phobe RHODES , b: 1798 Bourbon Co , KY
Harlan RHODES , b: 1799 Bourbon Co, KY ; d: aft. 1880 in IN
Enos RHODES , b: 1804  Nicholas Co, KY ; d: 30 Jun 1832 Shelby Co, IL
 
 
Ann Ary RHODES , dau. of Beacham & Margaret RHODES , m. William  BAIRD on 3 DEc 1818 in Nicholas Co, KY .   He was born 18 Sep 1795 in KY & died 30 Jul 1876 in Clinton Co, IN .
 
Their issue :
 
John BAIRD , b: 16 Oct 1819  in KY ; d: 1897 in Fairplay , Polk Co, MO .
Michal BAIRD ( dau. ) b: 26 Jan 1822 in KY ; d: 19 Feb 1878 in Russiaville , Howard Co, IN .    She never married .
William Wallace BAIRD , b: 27 Jan 1823 in KY ; d: 1 Feb 1904 in Summit twp, Adair , Adair Co , IA
Rebecca BAIRD , b: 1825 in KY ; d: bef. 30 Jul 1876 .
James Alexander ( A.B. ) BAIRD , b: 14 May 1828 in KY ; d: 18 Oct 1900 in Forest twp, Clinton Co, IN .
Mary A. BAIRD , b: 12 Apr 1832 in KY ; d: 14 Feb 1910 in Monroe twp., Kokomo , Howard Co, IN .
 
John BAIRD , son of Ann Ary ( RHODES ) & William BAIRD , m. ( 1 ) Nancy Jane WELLMAN on 1 Mar 1846 in Knoxville , Marion Co, IA .  Nancy died on 19 Aug 1863 in Ft. Des Moines , Polk Co, IA .   John  married ( 2 ) Charlotte Amelia ( EDGERTON ) ( YOUNG ) , dau. of Samuel EDGERTON & Elizabeth ( SPEAR ) , on 16 Mar 1864 in Ft. Des Moines ,  Polk Co, IA .
 
John BAIRD was one of the founding fathers of Des Moines , Polk Co, Iowa .   He moved to the Iowa territory in the early 1840's , settling near the Des Moines River & starting his family there .  Later he moved to western Iowa .   After the death of his second wife , he lived out his remaining years with his son's family [ Harlan BAIRD & Mary Jane ( Minnie ) ( STONE ) ] & died in Missouri .   No grave has been found for him .
 
John BAIRD's children from both marriages :
 
First Marriage :
Eunice Louella BAIRD
George F.B. BAIRD
William Alexander BAIRD
Mary Eliza BAIRD
Francis Henriette BAIRD
Baby Boy ( adopted out after the death of his mother & named Henry Lewis Whitmore FOSTER )
 
Second Marriage :
Harlan BAIRD
Ella BAIRD
Aria BAIRD
Ira BAIRD

[ Note :   I have more vital information on the descendants of Beacham RHODES & Margaret McCARTNEY if anyone wishes to contact me Brenda Baird Magee . ]