Baird, William S
Baird, William S.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at New Liberty, Pa., Nov. 4, 1815. He experienced religion in early life; graduated at Allegheny College in 1841; and in 1842 entered the Baltimore Conference. Between 1860 and 1866 he had charge of the Wesleyan Female Institute at Staunton, Va. During the following years he was presiding elder of Winchester. In March, 1872, he took charge of the Baltimore Episcopal Methodist, in connection with which he died, Aug. 13, 1874. Mr. Baird was meek and quiet in spirit, frank and genial in disposition, a devoted parent, and an exemplary Christian. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1875, p. 136; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.