Elizabeth Laird

Female 1803 - 1866  (63 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Laird 
    Born 1803  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Apr 1866  Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age:62-63
    Person ID I12478  McKelleb
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Family Thomas Claton,   b. 12 Jun 1798, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1874, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1820  Warren County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Mary Clayton,   b. 1827, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1853, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. James W. Claton,   b. 1828, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cynthia Claton,   b. 04 Oct 1829, Flat Rock, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas J. Claton,   b. 1833, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Louisa Claton,   b. 1838, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William L. Claton,   b. 1840, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin F. Claton,   b. 1842, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sanford B. Claton,   b. 1844, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F4571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Laird was born to Joseph C. and Eleanor "Ellen" (Morison)Lai rd in Aberdenshire, Scotland, the second of their eight children.Elizabeth's parents were born on the west side of Scotland, andit isu nknown why they travelled northeast to Aberdeenshire, but likely ithad s omething to do with work. Elizabeth's father was born in a verysmall t own by the name of Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire, Scotland, nearGlasgow. T here may not have been any opportunities there, aside fromfarming. Elizabeth's mother was born in either Glasgow or Lanark,Scotland, town s that are adjacent to Kilmacolm or thereabouts. Fourmore siblings joined Elizabeth before the Laird family began to migrate toward the United States. Her brother, John Ernest Laird, wasbor n in 1817 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The final child, Peter Laird(my dir ect ancestor) was born in 1821 in Clark County, Ohio, probablyin Green e Township, where the family is found in the 1830 census.The year before her brother Peter was born, Elizabeth married ThomasCl aton, Jr. on October 12, 1820, in Warren County, Ohio. Thomas wasthe son of Thomas D. Claton and Elizabeth Rosa (Brand)Claton . He wasborn June 12, 1798 in New Jersey. Elizabeth and Thomas spent theirfirst seven years of married life in W arren County, Ohio, where theirfirst six children were born. Sometime b etween April of 1827 and Mayof 1828, they moved to Flat Rock, Shelby C ounty, Indiana, whereElizabeth gave birth to TEN more children! All in a ll, the Clatonshad sixteen children, some of whom died as infants. Oth ers died whilevery young. Some barely reached majority. Children that survived toold age were only five: James lived to age 79 ; Sarah Elizabeth(Claton) Van Benthuysen lived to be 84; Joseph Washin gton lived to be77; Cynthia (Claton) Cochran lived to her 80th year; a nd BenjaminFranklin lived to the age of 69. Their children were: Adam,1821-1822 James, 1822-1901 Peter, 1823-1825 Eleanor, 1824-1825 Mary,1825-1853 Sarah Elizabeth, 1827-1911 Joseph Washington, 1828-1905Cynthia, 1829-1909 Thomas Jefferson, 1833-1883 Elizabeth, 1834-1855infant, 1836-1836 infant, 1837-1837 Louisa, 1838-1857 William Laird,1840-1879 Benjamin Franklin, 1842-1911 Sanford Ballingal, 1844-1864Elizabeth herself was 63 when she died in 1865. Her husband livedanoth er 9 years, dying in October of 1874. Their descendants arenumerous and wide spread, many of whom migrated a ll the way west andcan be found in California and other western states . Biographycopyright (c) 2010 Silver S. Parnell
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