John Chambers Sprigg Baird

Full Name: John Chambers Sprigg Baird
Date of birth: November 28, 1846
Date of death: January 26, 1907

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Thrifty / Brown   Brown, Comanche

(1) THRIFTY, TX. "Thrifty is on Farm Road 2492 six miles north of Bangs in northwestern Brown County. " Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Brownwood County [sic]. House Journal.
(3) Thriftee, Brown County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) John Chambers Sprigg Baird, Thrifty. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Brown County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

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  • Death notice, "Rev. John C.S. Baird Dead," 1/30/1907, p. 11. Dateline Goldthwaite, Jan. 28. Died 1/26/1907 at his home in Madill, Oklahoma. Methodist preacher in the Brownwood country, and member of the 20th Legislature. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1880 - J.C.S. Baird, Belton, Bell County, age 33, born circa 1847 in Texas, preacher, mother Mariah, wife Bettie, sons Robert, Dixon, and Ernest, daughter Mildred.
  • Obituary, Rev. John C.S. Baird, "Rev. Baird Dead," Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas), 2/4/1907, p. 3, crediting Howard Payne University Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Rev. John C.S. Baird, "the preacher politician of western Texas," "Preacher Democrat: Brother Baird's Exegesis on Pope Reagan's Recent Silver Bull," The Galveston Daily News, 5/13/1894, p. 9, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
    "Rev. [R.A.] Baird is a son of the late John C.S. Baird, and lived in this section a long time before moving to Oklahoma . . . Rev. J.C.S. Baird was pastor of the Methodist church here some thirty years ago . . . ," "Oklahoma Newspaper Change," Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas), 2/17/1912, p. 3, crediting Howard Payne University Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). February 17, 1912 May 13, 1894
  • Death notice from Dallas Morning News and remembrance of Captain W.H. Getzendaner of Waxahachie, "Former Ellis Countian: Well-Known Minister and Ex-Confederate Soldier Dies," 1/30/1907, p. 2. Waxahachie Daily Light.

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20th R.S. - 1887
Comptroller's Office, Examine  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  

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