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I am researching Josiah Laird, sr., who had many children. He was given a land grant for the Barnwell District for the Yarrow creek branch of the North Fork of the Edisto river in 1800. Prior to this, we know nothing of him. Before 1800, Adam, Absolom and Thomas Lard(Laird, Lord) were given land grants for this district. Do you know of any other relatives of Adam and the other two Lards. I'm wondering if they might be brothers, uncles or possibly a father of Josiah. Everyone who researches Josiah hits a dead end prior to 1800, but he has to have come from someone/somewhere in that area. The 1790 census doesn't show Josiah as a head of the household, so I'm thinking that he must have been living at home and wouldn't be listed. Any information would be helpful. The line from Josiah after he migrated to Mississippi is fairly consistent. My husband is a of Josiah, jr., born in Mississippi in 1809, so they must have left South Carolina sometime between 1800 and 1809.