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Welcome to the BIRD Chronicles

BIRD Chronicles Volume XVII, Issue 2, Summer © 2022, ISSN 1941-3521


The quarterly publication of the Linton Research Fund Inc., © 1987 -2022



BIRD Chronicles


In Loving Memory of

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton 

(May 17, 1922 - November14, 2012)

daughter of

Jeff Augustus "GUS" BIRD

(August 16, 1893 - June 12, 1954)


 Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird

(June 14, 1900 - December 27, 1988)

Married on

August 7, 1917



BIRD Chronicles

The quarterly publication of the © Linton Research Fund Inc.

Established 1984


Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1987-2022

All Rights Reserved Linton & Bird Chronicles © 1984-2022


Editor-in-ChiefTerry Louis Linton

Webmaster:Terry Louis Linton

Editors: Nancy Suzanne LINTON  Kenneth "Ken" Edward Linton

Technical Adviser: Karen Ann LINTON 

Honorary Membership DirectorEvelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

Membership Director:Terry Louis Linton

BIRD Project Director:Terry Louis Linton


Project Mangers:

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

Rita Aline PULLIAM Bird (1940-2014),  Patrica "Pat" Margie BIRD Bronstad,

John Martin O'CONNELLKenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON,   Mary Louise BIRD Gill, 

Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood (1928-2019),  Vera Lee MARTIN Bird



BIRD Family Research

All Bird historical and genealogical research, at the present time, is being researched by certified genealogist, Terry Louis Linton, (National Association of Certified Genealogist, 1977) (Bird Family Historian, 1984) (Bird Family Historian Directory, 1984) (Bird Family Newsletter Directory, 1985) (Birdsboro 250th Anniversary Bird Family History Speaker, 1990). Check out Other Works by Terry Louis Linton. Also, genealogical researchers Patrica Marjie BIRD Bronstad, John M. O'Connell. and the late, Rita Aline PULLIAM Bird (1940-2014)


Your paid Membership Dues includes a written historical and genealogical research on any LINTON or BIRD ancestor and their aligned branches.


How to become a member of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles




Purpose Statement

The Linton Research Fund Inc., shall assist persons throughout the United States and elsewhere with the genealogy and ancestral history research of Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987) and those other families aligned genealogically, through publications, meetings, workshops, seminars, and other educational programs; shall encourage, assist, and perform in the publication of genealogical and historical works pertaining to subjects on the surname of LINTON and aligned families, or related areas or places, connected with them; shall encourage, assist and perform in the establishing of a LINTON surname historical society, or those other family surnames which are aligned genealogically. (Linton Research Fund Inc., Bylaws)



The sixteen children of

Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) &

Clara Myrtle GRAY (1900-1988)

Guy Edward "Eddie" BIRD (1918-1957): Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991); Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapel (1921-1996); Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) J. A. "Jeff Augustus" BIRD (1923-2015); Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999); Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood (1928-2019); Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1930-1993); Carlton Norris Bird (1931-2002); Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD (1934-2016); Frances Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014); Mary Louise BIRD Gill (1936); David Brewer Bird (1938-1997); Patricia "Pat" Marjie BIRD Bronstad (1941); Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen (1942)


Jeff Augustus “Gus” BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) Christmas 1953, the only known photo with all of their 16 children: Top row from left to right: David Brewer BIRD (1938-1997); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999); Guy Edward BIRD (1918-1957); Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Franklin Delano BIRD (1934-2016); Jeff Augustus BIRD Jr., (1923-2015); Earl Alford (1919-1991); Carlton Norris BIRD (1931-2002); Bottom Row Left to Right: Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1930-1993); Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012); Patricia Margie BIRD Bronsted (1941); Beatrice Jean BIRD Jenson (1942); Jeff Augustus Bird (1893-1954); Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988); Margaret Druslla BIRD Norwood (1928); Frances Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014) Mary Louise BIRD Gill (1936); Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapel (1921-1996)

Featured Articles  


William BARTRAM Jr., (1711–1770) & Elizabeth H. LOCKE (1715–1772)

4th great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) 




Direct BIRD Ancestral Line




Ironmaster William BIRD (1706-1761) Esquire  



Thomas BIRD Sr., (1600–1662) & Mary BELDEN (1600–1664) the just discovered “Irish emigrants” 




Three Signers of the Declaration of Independence &

One Signer of the Constitution

 In our Bird Family Tree 


Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) was the grandfather of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012).  Thomas had three signers of the Declaration of Independence, in his family tree. They were Justice James WILSON (1742-1798) and  Colonel George ROSS (1730-1779) also Chief Judge George READ (1733-1798).  





Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River

Battle of Trenton

Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812)



Washington Crossing the Delaware, oil painting by Emmanuel Leutze in 1851 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Patrick HENRY (1736–1799) Governor of Virginia

6th great-grand-uncle of Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954)

7th great-grand-uncle of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

Patrick HENEY (1736-1799) oil painting by George Bagby Mattews (1851-1943)



Leofric (968–1057) “the Great MALET” Earl of Mercia &

Lady Godiva GODGIFU (990–1067) Countess of Mercia


28th great-grandparents of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

29th great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

29th great-grandparents of Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958)

30th great-grandparents of Kirk Louis LINTON 1914-1987)


Lady "Godiva" oil painting by John Collier © 1874



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Editor Note:  From Terry Louis Linton,   I need some help Please! , if any one finds a page that is not linked to any thing or a page that needs to be updated or spelling errors and date errors, let me know here on the LINTON & BIRD BLOG or e-mail me at  or comment on the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Facebook page.   THANKS. Hope you enjoy. cool 




What's New in the BIRD Chronicles

updated June 20 2022


SADLER Family Tree  updated June 26, 2022 

William BARTRAM (1711–1770) & Elizabeth H. LOCKE (1715–1772) 4th great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) new June 19, 2022

William Moss CAPPS (1575-1637) New June 7, 2022

John Henry (1620-1708) 8th great-grandfather Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012) updated June 2, 2022

Patrick HENRY (1736–1799) Governor of Virginia   8th great-granduncle of Evelyn Virginia BIRD updated June 2 2022

Ancestors of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) updated June 1, 2022 

Carlton Norris "Buster" BIRD (1931-2002)  updated May 26, 2022 

BARTRAM Branch of the BIRD Family Tree  new May 25, 2022   

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton Brief Lineage Heritage  updated May 25, 2022 

 LINTON & BIRD Chronicles on Facebook  updated almost everyday




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Who is having a Birthday or Anniversary Today 

Ancestors of Jeff Augustus Gus BIRD (1893-1954)  

Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) Ancestors 

Past BIRD Articles from the BIRD Chronicles  

Lady "Godiva" GODGIFU (980-1067) 28th great-grandmother of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) 

BIRD Chronicles Editor page  

Descendants of William Bird (1706-1761) Surname List 

(Little known Bird Family Facts)   

Interesting & unique names in our Bird family tree 

Our BIRD Ancestors in the Civil War 1861-1865 

James BOWIE (1739-1789) Bird Descendants

Visitors to LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Website  

LINTON & BIRD Master Files  

Our Oldest BIRD Ancestors 


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How to become a Member of the BIRD Chronicles 

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According to MY STATISTICS the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles website had these unique visitors (if a visitor visits more than one time in 24 hours they are only counted once) that have spent time on our sites LINTON Chronicles and the BIRD Chronicles this quarter. In the month of April, a total of 1,495.  In May, a total of 1,784. The site has been up for 789 weeks.  "Thanks for visiting and come back when you can stay longer" Terry Louis Linton, President Linton Research Fund Inc.    smile    




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