My great-great-great-grandmother was Margaret "Maggie" Baylord (also sometimes spelled Baalard or Ballard, but almost certainly pronounced phonetically "BAY-lard.") She was born December 1875 and married John Cunningham (1873-?) and had two children, Anna B. Cunningham and my great-great-grandfather Paul S. Cunningham. As I understand it, Maggie was married secondly to Robert Garfield Bettis.
I have some indications that Maggie's father's name was John Baalard, but would love more information on Maggie, who has been notoriously difficult to research. For those who are direct relations, by all means and with tremendous enthusiasm, I invite you to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I'd be really interested in corresponding on the subject!