Henry Bird

18 June 1811–
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Bird was born on 18 June 1811, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Bird Jr, was 39 and his mother, Zilpah Bartlett, was 35. He married Vashti Marshall about 1835, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bird
1811–
Vashti Marshall
1814–1878
Marriage: about 1835
Luther Owen Bird
1836–
Julia Persis Bird
1838–1881
Henry Marshall Bird
1847–1917
Emerson Bird
1848–1884

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1835Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1846
    Age 35
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 12713;2007: 25157; 2010: 33457)English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Kingbird
    Byrd
    Heaney
    Blackbird
    Burd
    Burt
    Hummingbird
    Heagney

    Sources (23)

    • Henry Bird in entry for Emerson Bird, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Henry Bird, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
    • Henry in entry for Henry S. Godfrey and Julia ... Bird, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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