My husband's family is decended from Josiah Laird (lard, Leard, Lord) who is said to have been born in 1758 in South Carolina. He migrated with his family to Mississippi after 1800. He was given a land grant for 300 in the Orangeburg district on the Yarrow Branch waters of the South Edisto River in 1800. Prior to that, we have no information on him. However, in 1786, Adam and Hezekiah Laird(Lard) were given land grants for the Orangeburg district, South Edisto River and in 1790 Absolem Laird(Lard) was given a grant for land in the Orangeburg District, Yarrow Branch of the South Edisto River. I am trying to find any relatives of Adam or Absolem, with the outside hope that maybe they were relatives of Josiah, sr, perhaps brothers, uncles, or even (farfetched hope) a father! They are listed in the 1790 census, but Josiah is not, so he might have still been living at home. Any information would be helpful.