Samuel Laird (Adams Twnship) was the son of Thomas Laird and Anne Drennan. His known siblings are Robert, George, David, Margaret, William and Anne. Margaret became the grandmother of President McKinley. Thomas Laird was the son of Jacob Laird and Jane Johnston. He was orphaned quite young and was raised by his Mother's brother in law Samuel Isop. Jacop Laird was a Revolutionary Soldier and died soon after discharge from the army.