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BAIRD, CHARLES

BAIRD, CHARLES (?–?). Charles Baird, early settler and public official, was a member of Stephen F. Austin's second colony. His wife, née Francis Elizabeth Daniel, came from Autauga County, Alabama, and Baird may have as well. He was in Texas by October 17, 1832, when he received title to a league of land on the east bank of the San Bernard River in what is now western Fort Bend County. At that time he had two white servants and ten slaves. He represented the Fort Bend area at the Convention of 1833.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Stephen L. Hardin

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stephen L. Hardin, "BAIRD, CHARLES," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fba16), accessed September 17, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.