|Marriage||He married Matilda Watson on 22 December 1869 at Wisconsin.|
A transcription, via FamilySearch, provides the date, 22 December, 1869, as the marriage date of John Laird and Matilda Watson. The transcription does not provde the place in Wisconsin where the couple was married. John's parentsare shown as Hugh and Nancy; Matilda's father is shown as John M. Watson.
|Note||At the time of the 1870 census taken in Grant County, Wisconsin, John Laird and his wife, Matilda Watson, are with John's mother and brothers. By the 1880 census, they are in Alden, Hardin County, Iowa. They may have spent the remainder of their lives there. Certainly, they are there in 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. Death and burial records for John and Matilda have yet to be found. |