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AGNES BAIRD

Female 1781 - 1856  (74 years)


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  • Name AGNES BAIRD 
    Born 24 Dec 1781  Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 30 Dec 1781  Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Port of Departure 20 Feb 1848  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Carnatic 
    Age: 66 
    • Agnes, Alexander and Dougal "were among the first of the Scottish Saints to undertake the trip to the far west of America. It was on February 12, 1848 that this family sailed from Glasgow on the steam boat Admiral bound for Liverpool. After a rough passage on the 13th they arrived at Liverpool that evening." [2]
    Port of Arrival 20 Apr 1848  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "The entire company left New Orleans on April 23 on the steam boat Mameluke. They arrived at St. Louis a week later on April 30." The steamboat Mustang "sailed from St. Louis about the 9th of May and arrived at Winter Quarters the middle of the month" with the entire Carnatic Company. [5]
    Outfitting Post 3 Jul 1848  Winter Quarters, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Willard Richards Company 
    • 526 individuals divided into two sections: Willard Richards section (left on July 3) and Amasa Lyman section (left on June 30 or 31). [6]
    Salt Lake Valley 10-19 Oct 1848  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "Her first home was a dugout but she made it comfortable for her and her sons. In 1856, her daughter and three sons came to the Valley. It was a joyous reunion. Agnes had longed to see her children again, and she lived only a few weeks after this event." [7]
    Died 12 Nov 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery
    Notes 
    • International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vols. I-IV. Publishers Press, 1998.

      Agnes was born in Scotland, 1781. She married William Adamson in 1799, they had thirteen children. She and her husband were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843. Her husband died in 1844.

      In February, 1848, Agnes with two of her sons left Scotland for Liverpool on the steamship, “Admiral.” They had a rough trip and were very sick. They were taken to a boarding house and were cared for until they boarded the ship “Carnatic” sailing to America. The company left New Orleans on April 23, on the steamboat “Mameluke.” They arrived April 30, and went to Winter Quarters. Agnes was sixty-eight years old when she joined a wagon train and crossed the Plains, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, 1848.

      Her first home was a dugout but she made it comfortable for her and her sons. In 1856, her daughter and three sons came to the Valley. It was a joyous reunion. Agnes had longed to see her children again, and she lived only a few weeks after this event.

      Agnes passed away on November 12, 1856 and was buried in Salt Lake City.
    • From the 2005 L.D.S. Church Alamanc:

      20 Dec 1839: First missionaries in Scotland (Glasgow)
      14 Jan 1840: First two baptisms in Scotland
      8 Aug 1840: First branch in Scotland
      15 Oct 1840: First immigrant ship leaves Scotland (third to leave Great Britain)
      *In the first fifteen months of missionary efforts, 600 Scots were added to the rolls of the Church. By 1850, membership had risen to 3,257 in more than 50 branches.
    • Why did Agnes Adamson seal her mother Agnes Baird to her husband Archibald Anderson on 12 Nov 1864 EHOUS?
    Person ID I80  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2007 

    Father John Baird,   b. 9 Jan 1755, Lightburn, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Hunter,   b. 13 Feb 1752, Lightburn, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Nov 1780  Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet

    Family William ADAMSON,   b. 7 Nov 1776, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1844, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1799  Lightburn, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Agnes' headstone gives alternate date: 11 Dec 1799
    Children 
    +1. BETTY ADAMSON,   b. 24 Dec 1800, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1871, Sutter, Sutter, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. John ADAMSON,   b. 25 Mar 1802, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Agnes Adamson,   b. 5 May 1804, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1891, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. William ADAMSON,   b. 24 Mar 1806, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1891  (Age 85 years)
     5. James ADAMSON,   b. 1 Oct 1807, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth ADAMSON,   b. 3 May 1810, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1846  (Age 36 years)
     7. Christina ADAMSON,   b. 7 May 1812, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Margaret ADAMSON,   b. 24 Aug 1814, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1844  (Age 29 years)
     9. Robert ADAMSON,   b. 11 Sep 1816, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 63 years)
     10. Jane ADAMSON,   b. 13 Oct 1818, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1887, Glasgow, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     11. Andrew ADAMSON,   b. 24 Apr 1820, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. ALEXANDER ADAMSON,   b. 24 Apr 1822, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1888  (Age 65 years)
     13. DOUGAL WILLIAM ADAMSON,   b. 7 Dec 1824, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1887, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    BAIRD, Agnes: Birth Register (Barony Parish)
    BAIRD, Agnes: Birth Register (Barony Parish)
    Courtesy of http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    ADAMSON, William & Agnes Baird: Marriage Register (Barony Parish)
    ADAMSON, William & Agnes Baird: Marriage Register (Barony Parish)
    Courtesy of http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    Headstones
    BAIRD ADAMSON, AGNES (1781-1856)
    BAIRD ADAMSON, AGNES (1781-1856)
    Close to John Taylor's grave

    Histories
    BAIRD, Agnes: History
    BAIRD, Agnes: History
    Anderson, H. Reese. Extracts from the journal of Alexander Adamson and other notes giving an account of the trip to America of Agnes Baird Adamson and her sons Alexander and Dougal Adamson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Parish Record, http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk, O.P.R. Births 622/0030 0058 Barony, Backward 2.
      John Baird & Betty Hunter had their 3rd child, born the 24th, baptized the 30th, named Agnes; John Baird & Wilm Hunter, Wit.

    2. [S132] Book, Anderson Organization, A-1.

    3. [S133] Journal, Alexander Adamson.
      Archibald Anderson Family book

    4. [S131] Immigration Record, Ancestry.com, New Orleans, 1820-1850.
      Agnes Andainson, 20 Apr 1848, 65, F, Liverpool, England, Carnatic, 112638, M259-28, New Orleans

    5. [S132] Book, Anderson Organization, A-2.

    6. [S67] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, LDS.org.

    7. [S82] Book, International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Publishers Press, 1998), FHL 979 D36p..

    8. [S19] Headstone, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
      Agnes Baird Adamson: born 24 Sep 1781 in Barony, Scotland; died 12 Nov 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Wm. Adamson on 11 Dec 1799. "A Courageous Pioneer Mother"
      Not the original headstone; located close to John Taylor

    9. [S45] Parish Record, http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Banns & Marriages, 1553-1854.
      Wm Adamson married Agnes Baird on 24 Nov 1799 in Lighburn.