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Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Baird - "Mother Douglass"

Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Baird was daughter of Lewis M. Baird's Zebedee B. who fought alongside 6+ of his brothers in the Civil War. She was the wife of Andrew Douglass and was affectionately known as "Mother Douglas" for her vital role in caring for her son, George Washington Douglas's six children after their mother, Ollie Marshall's, untimely death in Newcomb, TN in 1922 of viral infection at the age of 30.

Lizbeth is pictured with Jessie Esler (right) with brother Raymond Hazel and sister Priscilla Lucille.

Unfortunately, all the children, their four uncles (Lizabeth's own sons), and grandfather Andrew would all die relatively young, most due to the genetic Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) that affects the bloodline.

Extracted from: Baird Family of Elk Fork Facebook entry.

I will try to get a full size image

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Comment by William Douglas on January 12, 2022 at 17:39

Can any other Douglas families match, or better, 6+ brothers in the Civil War?

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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