|George William Laird
FamilySearch ID: LK9Z-9JV.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 The 1850 census recorded Samuel Laird, 45, living with wife Delilah, 45; John, 22; James, 20; George, 16; Charles, 12; Mary J., 10, all born in Ohio except Samuel in Pennsylvania, plus two children born in Indiana: Robert, 9, and Sarah, 5.
2. Census in 1860 in Milford, Iroquois, IL. 7 The 1860 census recorded George M. Laird, farmer, 27, living with wife Christina, 26; daughter Orle Ann, 3; and son Leonard, 2. George and Christina were born in Indiana and their children in Illinois. George's real estate is valued at $2900 and personal estate $616. On the same census page is Elisha Laird, 33, with his family, and Charles Laird, 23, with his wife. On the following census page is George's father, Samuel Laird, with his family.
3. Residence: in 1861 in Otterbein, Tippecanoe, IN, United States. 2
4. Census in 1870 in Bolivar Township, Benton, Indiana, United States. 8 The 1870 census recorded George Laird, farmer, 37, living with wife Christina, 36; Oley Ann, 13; Lenard, 12; Clarinda, 8; Ida, 6; and twins Elmer and Elmira, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana. George's real estate is valued at $1400 and personal estate $400. Next door is Christina's brother, William Beeker, farmer, 39, with his family living on an real estate valued at $10,000. The post office was Pond Grove.
George married Christena Beeker, daughter of John Beeker and Christina Young, on 3 Dec 1855 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN.1 2 (Christena Beeker was born on 3 Aug 1833 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN,2 4 9 died on 11 Jun 1923 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, United States 2 4 9 and was buried on 13 Jun 1923 in Montmorenci, Tippecanoe, IN, United States 2 4 9.)
1 Grace Widney Brown, "Grace Widney Brown, wife of Winfred A. Brown : 1104 South Elm St., Shenandoah, Iowa, revolutionary ancestory Jacob Young (Jung), N.C." (Proof for Daughters of the American Revolution Application prepared in 1957 by Thelma K. Frazee, Genealogist, Washington D. C. - View online at https://archive.org/details/gracewidneybrown00unse/page/n5/mode/2up/search/beeker?q=beeker), Page 27, Parentage of Barbara Beeker.
2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 11 Jun 1923, page 12. Obituary of Christena Laird.
3 , https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75749378.
4 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 19756. Christena Beeker Laird. Father John Beecker. Mother __ Young. Spouse Geo. W. Laird. Informant Mr. Elmer Laird.
5 (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1888. 826 pages.), Page 678. Biography of Daniel Beeker. Online https://books.google.com/books?id=2dgWAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA678&ots=1mDjUGQ7Fr&dq=beeker%20indiana%20carolina&pg=PA678#v=onepage&q=beeker%20indiana%20carolina&f=false.
6 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVH-9F9 George Laird in household of Samuel Laird, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing family 440.
7 , George M. Laird Year: 1860; Census Place: Milford, Iroquois, Illinois; Page: 251; Family History Library Film: 803186.
8 , Year: 1870; Census Place: Bolivar, Benton, Indiana; Roll: M593_299; Page: 290A; Family History Library Film: 545798.
9 , https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75749374.