Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

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.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, John Chambers Sprigg Baird, pp. 101-102. Born 11/28/1846 in Kaufman County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • 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).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company E, 12th Texas Cavalry. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • 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.
    FamilySearch.
  • 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.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Comptroller's Office, Examine  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.