George BIRD Jr. (1821-1888)

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 George BIRD, Jr., (1821-1888) &

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume V, Issue 4, Winter © 2010-2011, ISSN 1941-3521

Updated June 18, 2008

George BIRD, Jr. (George 11th , Colonel Mark 10th , William 9th , Andrew 8th , Andrew 7th , John 6th , John 5th , John 4th , Phillippe 3rd , John 2nd , John 1st ). George BIRD was born March 31, 1821 in Rutherford, Rutherford County, North Carolina. 1 George Bird, Jr. George was an planter, rancher, teacher and Baptist minister. George died November 1, 1888, in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

George married Melinda Elizabeth CARROLL (1827-1906) some time after February 1848 and before November 1850, in Rutherford, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Melinda was the daughter of Thomas CARROLL and Rebecca Roberts. Melinda was born January 1, 1827, in the York District, York County, South Carolina. and died August 20, 1906 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Melinda's brother, William H. CARROLL, received, as guardian, her share of her father's estate in South Carolina. Melinda was still under 21 and a minor. Melinda died on November 1, 1888, in McLennan County, Texas. She was buried on August 24, 1906, in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Melinda was a lifelong member of the Concord Baptist Church.

According to the 1850 Census, of Rutherford County, George was living next to his brother Mark and his sister Emmaline. George sold his land in Rutherford County, North Carolina in November of 1850. 1850 Census: Name: George Bird; Age: 28; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822; Birth Place, North Carolina; Gender. Male; Home in 1850, Piney Mountains, Rutherford County, North Carolina Census 1850 - free: 1850, Piney Mountains, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Occupation: 1850, Rancher & Baptist Minister.

In November of 1850.George sold his land in Rutherford County, North Carolina and migrated to Texas.

In 1856, George, Melinda and Mark Bird migrated in the same wagon train to Waco Springs, McLennan County, Texas. George and Mark purchased Texas Homestead Land on the Tehuacana Creek, McLennan County, Texas. This land was selling for 25 cents per-acre. According to a land grant search of McLennan County, at the Texas General Land Office, George Bird, on December 13, 1856, patented 320 acres of Texas Homestead Land. George Bird was the Original Grantee and Patentee of abstract number 117, in the Robertson 3rd District, file Number, 002159, Patent No, 777; Patent Vol, 13.

In 1856, George was elected as a McLennan County Trustee Of School District 5. George was also a charter member of the Tehuacana Baptist Church. George was a church Delegate to the Church Association Meeting. The Tehuacana Church was later known as the Concord Baptist Church.

According to the 1880 McLennan County Census: George was living with his brother Wilson and Wilson's son on Wilson's farm.1880 Census: Name, George Bird; Home in 1880, McLennan, Texas; Age, 59; Estimated Birth Year, abt 1821; Birthplace, North Carolina; Relation to Head of Household, Brother; Father's birthplace, Pennsylvania; Mother's birthplace, North Carolina; Occupation, Farmer; Marital Status, Divorced; Race, White; Gender, Male; Household Members, W. R. Bird, age, 68; Joseph Bird, age, 14; George Bird, 59.

George bird was buried after November 1, 1888, in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

Children of George Bird and Melinda Carroll are:

i. Martha Lou Elizabeth Bird, was born December 8, 1849, at Piney Mountain, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Martha Lou was christen on December 10, 1849, at Piney Mountain, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Martha Lou was the great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Bird.; m. (1) Young G. G. Parrish, December 24, 1871, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; born June 1850, AL.; died 1893, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; m. Notes for Martha Lou Elizabeth Bird: According to the McLennan County Marriage Records (Vol. II) Jan 1871-July 1892: Miss Martha Bird and G. G. Parris were married on December 24 , 1871, by Ravened . J. H. Richey. born March 8, 1852, Alabama, died September 10, 1937, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. (2) Alonzo Lawrence Parrish, November 30, 1881, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Martha Lou died March 12, 1932, in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

ii. Rebecca B. Bird was born in 1851, in Alabama, on the family's migration to Texas. According to the 1860 Census, Rebecca Bird was nine years old born about 1851, in Alabama. Rebecca lived, in 1860 near the Waco Post Office, in McLennan County, Texas. Rebecca married Z. A. Chambless, on December 23, 1869, in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Z. A. Chambless was born in 1848,in Dillards, Monroe County, Georgia. Z. A. Chambless died in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. McLennan, Texas, post office Waco, Notes for Z. A. Chambless: Slave Owner Name Home in 1860

Z. H. Chambless Dillards, Monroe, Georgia Slave Information Age Gender Race View Census 37 Male Black 20 Male Black 17 Male Black 11 Male Black More About Z. A. Chambless: Census 1860 Slave: 1860, Monroe County, Georgia. (Source: Ancestry.com, 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Census 1880: 1880, McLennan County, Texas. Degree of Ancestor Interest: Husband of great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: July 28, 1998

iii. Marcus F. Bird, born 1855, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. (Source: Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census,. Notes for Marcus F. Bird: 1860 census: Name: M F Bird Age in 1860: 5 Birth Year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Texas Home in 1860: McLennan, Texas Gender: Male Post Office: Waco More About Marcus F. Bird: Degree of Ancestor Interest: great uncle of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: July 28, 1998 Residence: 1860, McLennan, Texas

iv. Mary Jane Bird, born 1857, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; died 1948, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; m. Joseph Daniel Sheppard, Abt. 1877, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; born 1857, TX.; died April 16, 1920, Cherokee Co., TX. (Source: Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000,.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.). More About Mary Jane Bird: Burial: 1948, Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Degree of Ancestor Interest: great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: June 21, 1999 More About Joseph Daniel Sheppard: Burial: April 1920, Waco, Oakwood Cemetery Degree of Ancestor Interest: Husband of great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: July 28, 1998 More About Joseph Sheppard and Mary Bird: Marriage: Abt. 1877, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

v. Nancy Melinda Bird, born 1859, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; died Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; m. J. Z. Noble, December 5, 1883, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; born 1849, MS. (Source: Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Provo, died Waco, McLennan County, Texas..More About Nancy Melinda Bird: Degree of Ancestor Interest: great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: March 29, 2000 More About J. Z. Noble: Date born 2: Abt. 1859 Degree of Ancestor Interest: Husband of great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Birdied Record Change: July 28, 1998 Residence: 1910, Snyder, Scurry, Texas (Source: Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Provo, Marriage Notes for Nancy Bird and J. Noble: According to the McLennan County Marriage Records: They were married by Rev. J. H. Richey. More About J. Noble and Nancy Bird: Marriage: December 5, 1883, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

vi. Thomas Jefferson Bird, born 1861, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; died September 29, 1931, Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX. (Source: Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, Online publication - Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.); m. DRUSILLA GAY, November 28, 1883, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX.; born September 8, 1868, Aquilla, Hill Co., TX.; died February 4, 1948, Fort Worth, TX..

Notes for Thomas Jefferson Bird: 1910 Census Name: Thomas J Bird Age in 1910: 49 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861 Birthplace: Texas Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: South Carolina Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina Spouse's Name: Drucilla Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant County, Texas. Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age Thomas J Bird 49 Drucilla Bird 41 Hugh Bird 20 Gus Bird 16 Guy Bird 14 Hattie Bird 12 Thomas Bird 10 Johnny Bird 6 Drucilla B Bird 5 Gertrude Cleckler 24

Thomas was first a farmer in McLennan County, Texas. He moved to Fort Worth and opened a grocery store in Birdville, Fort Worth, Texas. According to the 1920 Census of Riverside, Tarrant County, Texas.: Thomas J. Bird, age 57 (1863), born TX.; wife Drusilla, age 51, (1869), born TX.; son Hugh A. age 27 (1893), born TX.; son, Gus J., age 26 (1894), born TX.; son, Jonnie W., age 16 (1904), born TX.; daughter, Drusilla, age 14, (1906), born TX.; son, Richard, age 8 (1912), born OK.; son, Frank L., age 6, (1914), born TX.; daughter-law, Clara M., age 20 (1900), born VA.; G-son, Guy E., age 10/12, born TX.; G-son, Earl A., age 3/12, born TX. Thomas then moved down in the Brownsville Valley and opened a grocery store in Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX.. He died in the Edinburg Hospital and was brought back to Birdville and buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX., Memorial Lawn Section, in Fort Worth, Texas. 1920 Census Name: Drusilla Bird Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant County, Texas. Age: 14 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906 Birthplace: Texas Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's Name: Thomas J Father's Birth Place: Texas Mother's Name: Drusilla Mother's Birth Place: Texas Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Household Members: Name Age Thomas J Bird 57 Drusilla Bird 51 Hugh A Bird 29 Gus J Bird 26 Guy R Bird 24 Thomas J Bird 20 Johnnie W Bird 16 Drusilla Bird 14 Richard Bird 9 Frank L Bird 6 Clara M Bird 20, Guy E Bird 1 4/12, Earl A Bird 2/12 Name: Thomas J Bird Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant County, Texas. Age: 57 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Texas Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Drusilla, Father's Birth Place: South Carolina Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Household Members: Name Age, Thomas J Bird 57, Drusilla Bird 51, Hugh A Bird 29 Gus J Bird 26 Guy R Bird 24, Thomas J Bird 20, Johnnie W. Bird 16, Drusilla Bird 14; Richard Bird, 9; Frank L Bird, 6; Clara M. Bird, 20; Guy E Bird 1 4/12; Earl A Bird 2/12

More About Thomas Jefferson Bird: Date born 2: 1863, Texas (Source: Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant County, Texas., Burial: October 3, 1931, Memorial Lawn, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX. Census 1880: 1880, Precinct 2, Burleson, Texas Census 1910: 1910, 1 J-Pct, Tarrant County, Texas. Church membership: 1861, Baptist Church Degree of Ancestor Interest: grandfather of Evelyn Virginia Bird Occupation: 1880, Grocery man and Farmer Place of Death: September 29, 1931, Edinburg Hospital, Hidalgo Co., TX. Record Change: June 29, 1999 Residence: 1920, Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant County, Texas. Notes for Drusilla Gay: Drusilla Gay is said to have been from Irish Decent. Drusilla was living in Peoria, Hill Co., TX. on November 28, 1883, 15 year old Drusilla and year old Thomas J. Bird were married in the office of Minister Thomas E. Muse in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX.. The wedding was witnessed by Minister Thomas E. Muse. It was registered in the Hill County Clerks Office on December 4, 1888, by Clerk of Hill County, W. W. Wright. Drusilla was living with her son, Frank Bird, at 1014 East 53rd Street, Travis County, Austin, Texas when she diedied She was attended by Doctor C. E. Carter from January 20 until February 1 1948. The primary cause of her death was Uremia Coma which She had for three days. Also contributing causes were Chronic, Differ so Nophritis and Old Age Senility. Arrangements were made by the Cook Funeral Home in Austin. Drusilla is buried in the David Crockett Lawn section of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX. next to two of here grandchildren, Lawrence and Thomas Birdied More About Drusilla Gay: born 2: 1869, Texas (Source: Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Burial: February 6, 1948, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX., David Crockett Section, Fort Worth, TX. Cause of Death: Uremia Coma and Chronic, Differ so Nophritis and Old Age Senility. Census 1870: 1870, resident, Brazos, Texas; born 1868 in TX;, Brazos, Texas, post office Church membership: Bet. 1868 - 1948, Baptist Degree of Ancestor Interest: grandmother of Evelyn Virginia Bird Record Change: July 28, 1998 Marriage Notes for Thomas Bird and Drusilla Gay: Drusilla was living in Peoria, Hill Co., TX. on November 28, 1883, 15 year old Drusilla and year old Thomas J. Bird were married in the office of Minister Thomas E. Muse in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX.. The wedding was witnessed by Minister Thomas E. Muse. It was registered in the Hill County Clerks Office on December 4, 1888, by Clerk of Hill County, W. W. Wright. More About Thomas Bird and Drusilla Gay: Marriage: November 28, 1883, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX.

vii. Artelicia Bird, born 1863, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; m. J. E. Lippard, November 7, 1883, McLennan County, Texas.; born Abt. 1863; died McLennan County, Texas.. Notes for J. E. Lippard: Grantee: J. K. Lippard, Patentee: J. K. Lippard, Patent Date: 10 Nov 1886, Acres: 67.67 District: Robertson, County: Hill, File: 1506, Patent #: 72, Patent Volume: 19, Class: Roborn Pre. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Texas Land Title Abstracts Marriage Notes for Artelicia Bird and J. Lippard: According to the McLennan County Marriage records: They were married by Rev. J. H. Richey. More About J. Lippard and Artelicia Bird: Marriage: November 7, 1883, McLennan County, Texas.

viii. Lafayette Bird, born Abt. 1864, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

ix. Julia A. Bird, born 1866, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; m. (1) Immanuel Snowden, January 4, 1883, McLennan County, Texas.; born Abt. 1866; died McLennan County, Texas.; m. (2) A. S. Curling, July 22, 1886, McLennan County, Texas.; born Abt. 1866; died McLennan County, Texas. Notes for Julia A. Bird: According to the McLennan County Marriage records: Mrs. Julia Bird and Immanuel Snowden were married by Heinjef Spar. Also Miss Julia A. Bird was to be married on July 22, 1886 to A. S. Curling, but the record was lost or they were never married. Julia A. Bird: Degree of Ancestor Interest: great aunt of Evelyn Virginia Notes for Immanuel Snowden: According to McLennan County Marriage Records: Immanuel Snowden was the official who performed the marriage ceremony of Allen Snowden and Miss Annie Bird on December 20, 1883. More About Immanuel Snowden and Julia Bird: Marriage: January 4, 1883, McLennan County, Texas. More About A. Curling and Julia Bird: Marriage: July 22, 1886, McLennan County, Texas.

x. Georgia Born Bird, born July 17, 1872, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.; died July 10, 1876, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.. More About Georgia Born Bird: Baptism: After July 17, 1872, Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Burial: After July 10, 1876, Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.