Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana ArchivesMain MenuIntroduction to the CollectionBishops of the Diocese of IndianaBishops of the Diocese of Northern IndianaParishes and MissionsConventionsOrdinations and PostulantsCamps and YouthEcumenical ServicesDiocesan Officers and GovernanceWomen's Auxiliary - Episcopal Church WomenMiscellaneousJohn David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252
Rev. Francis H. L. Laird
12020-08-14T16:59:30-07:00John David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252327161plain2020-08-14T16:59:30-07:00John David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252The Rev. Francis H. L. Laird was born on 21 January 1802 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, the son of James and Margaret Jane (Sproat) Laird. He married Sarah McFarland on 15 July 1828 at Trinity Church, Pittsburgh. After attending Washington College and Western University of Pittsburgh, he was ordained to the priesthood there by Bishop Onderdonk on 9 May 1830. That same year he did missionary work in Blairsville, Indiana County. He came to Logansport, Indiana, in 1841 and was instrumental in forming that parish. In 1852, while living in Louisville, he had a change of heart about his ministry and became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. He later moved to Missouri to do missionary work there. He died in Sangamon County, Illinois, in February 1884.