Mary Bird

24 September 1808–27 December 1825 (Age 17)
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bird was born on 24 September 1808, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaac Bird Jr, was 36 and her mother, Zilpah Bartlett, was 32. She died on 27 December 1825, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Bird Jr
1772–1839
Zilpah Bartlett
1776–1873
Zebiah Bird
1797–1873
Sibbe Bird
1797–
Ira Bird
1799–1799
Elijah Bird
1800–1887
Charles Bird
1803–1825
Eliza Bird
1805–1878
Mary Bird
1808–1825
Henry Bird
1811–
Edward Bartlett Bird
1813–1885
George Bird
1816–1860
Luther Bird
1818–1906

Parents and Siblings

    Male1772–1839Male

    Zilpah Bartlett

    Female1776–1873Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 11

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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