Dr. Absalom Baird

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Absalom Baird

Birthplace: Kennett Square, Chester, PA
Death: Died in Washington, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Baird and Catharine Baird
Husband of Margaret Baird and Susanna Harlan Baird
Father of John Baird; George C Baird; Thomas Harlan Baird; William Baird; Sarah Hodge and 1 other

Managed by: Ross Lyon Campbell, III
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About Dr. Absalom Baird

Absalom Baird, son of John and Catharine (McClean) Baird, was born in 1758, and died October 27, 1805. He became a physician and began the practice of his profession at his native village, Kennett Square, Chester County, PA. He served in the Revolution as a surgeon of Baldwin's regiment of Artillery Artificers from March 20, 1780 to March 29th, 1781. In 1784, he removed to Washington County, PA, and practiced there with great success until his death. He became a member of the State Senate in 1794, and of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1798, and was chosen sheriff of Washington country in 1799. Dr. Baird was married July 14th, 1788, to Susanna Brown, daughter of George Brown, of Chester County, PA. She died November 16, 1802.

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Dr. Absalom Baird's Timeline

July 15, 1755
Chester, PA

Absalom Baird. Born Kennett, Chester County, Pa., July 15,
1755; died Washington, Pa., October 27, 1805. Enlisted in Company
raised by Dr. Scott, under whom he had studied medicine, and was appointed Ensign. Soon after was appointed Surgeon's Mate in the Hospital at Fishkill, N. Y. He continued in this position until the latter part of 1779. March 20, 1780; commissioned Surgeon in Col. Judithan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers of Continental Army, and served in that capacity until the regiment was reduced in 1781.


July 26, 1784
Age 29
Chester, PA
October 28, 1785
Age 30
Chester, PA
November 15, 1787
Age 32
Washington, PA, USA
July 24, 1789
Age 34
Washington, PA, USA
March 11, 1793
Age 37
October 14, 1796
Age 41
Washington, Fayette, PA, USA
October 27, 1805
Age 50
Washington, PA, USA