Charles Allen Birdwell

17 September 1840–24 October 1878 (Age 38)
Lawrence, Alabama, United States

The Life of Charles Allen

When Charles Allen Birdwell was born on 17 September 1840, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States, his father, Colonel Allen B. Birdwell, was 38 and his mother, Lucinda Ross, was 34. He married Nancy Ellen Rainbolt on 20 December 1866, in Nacogdoches Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1860 and Texas, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 24 October 1878, at the age of 38, and was buried in Denton, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Charles Allen Birdwell
Nancy Ellen Rainbolt
Marriage: 20 December 1866
Bernice or Bennie Laura Birdwell
Ada Belle Birdwell

Spouse and Children

20 December 1866
Nacogdoches Land District, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries: 1843: Rusk, Republic of Texas 1845: Rusk, Texas, United States
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 4

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 11

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire named Birdwell, from Old English bridd ‘bird’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or from Bridwell in Devon or Bridewell in Wiltshire, the first element of which may be an Old English word, brȳd ‘surging’. The surname is now very rare in the British Isles.

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Birdwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles A Birdwell in household of Allen Birdwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles A Birdwell in household of John T Myrick, "United States Census, 1860"

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