I am a desendent of James Aird and Mary Aitken, Sorn, Ayr, Scotland. Their eldest son, John Robert Aird b. 1821 and his wife, Mary Hood,(d/o William Hood and Agnes Thom )and their family emmigrated to the USA in aprox 1853 to NY, eventually settling in Kaukaunna, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
Other children of James Aird and Mary Aitken are: Robert b. 1824 Margaret Baillie b. 1826 Mary b. 1828 Jean (Jane) b. 1831 William b. 1833 James b. 1835 Ivie (m) b. 1837 Elizabeth b. 1839 Hugh (Henry) b. 1841 Janet b. 1822 Marion b. 1843 Thomas b. 1846
In reply to the comment about James appearing to be a family name.......in my direct line from James, we have James, John, James, William and my father, James.