Hello Caitlin! Happy to meet a Laird cousin! My Grandpa Wayne Laird used to say we were found under a rock :) Maybe out of thin air was more like it! I don't think he knew about John Laird Sr, or anyone beyond his Grandfather William Laird 1845-1916. All of my extended family research is in Ancestry.com, I don't have all of it loaded in WikiTree yet. Grandpa also said we came from a long line of poor dirt farmers. Wish I had asked a lot more questions while he was living. The only other thing he said about our ancestry was that we were Scotch-Irish.
I've met another researcher (also named John Laird) in California that has been searching for years and has nothing beyond John Laird Sr. He has been planning to travel to Ireland to do more research, but his employment keeps getting in his way. He will let me know if and when he does, and if he is able to find anything more. If that day comes, I will happily share with one and all researching him.