Edward Bartlett Bird

10 July 1813–2 April 1885 (Age 71)
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward Bartlett

When Edward Bartlett Bird was born on 10 July 1813, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Bird Jr, was 41 and his mother, Zilpah Bartlett, was 37. He married Nancy J. Carr about 1836, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 April 1885, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Edward Bartlett Bird
1813–1885
Nancy J. Carr
1819–1874
Marriage: about 1836
George Ellis Bird
1838–
Martha Bird
1840–1904
Warren Palmer Bird
1843–1908
Marietta Bird
1847–1913
Nancy Elizabeth Bird
1849–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1836
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(5)

    George Ellis Bird

    Male1838–Male

    Martha Bird

    Female1840–1904Female

    Warren Palmer Bird

    Male1843–1908Male

    Marietta Bird

    Female1847–1913Female

    Nancy Elizabeth Bird

    Female1849–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1772–1839Male

    Zilpah Bartlett

    Female1776–1873Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edward B Bird, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Edward J Bird, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward B Bird, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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