As a preface to the charts that are posted below, I must say that I adopted my son as an infant. He's the greatest blessing of my life. As the only grandchild my (step)mother Phyllis (Jones) Margheim had, he was also the greatest blessing of her life. When my genealogy research shows me a connection from my son to my step-mom, I'm instantly amazed and very interested.
This chart shows that Phyllis's second cousin 3 times removed was John Bedent Baird. (Click on the charts to make them bigger).
The chart below shows that John Bedent Baird is the 7th cousin 4 times removed of Taylor D. Haining. Taylor is my son's step-daughter by his first wife.
The chart below shows that John Bedent Baird is the 2nd cousin 4 times removed of Kindall Johnson. Kindall is my son's step-daughter by his current (and last) wife.When I share these connections, I sometimes get the response "Well, we're all related anyway!" I don't like hearing that. Yes, we're all part of the human race, but if we're all related, can you show me how John Bedent Baird might be related to my son's daughter? Or to my son? I haven't found those connections yet!
Now back to my research on my house history and possible connection to Charles C. Rittenhouse.