Marcus "Mark" Bird

1 March 1782–25 July 1853 (Age 71)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Marcus "Mark"

When Marcus "Mark" Bird was born on 1 March 1782, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, Col. Abraham Amos Bird, was 51 and his mother, Catherine Ziegler, was 46. He married Sarah " Sally" Gordon on 1 November 1809. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Miller Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 25 July 1853, in Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ralls, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus "Mark" Bird
Sarah " Sally" Gordon
Marriage: 1 November 1809
Richard Bird
Abraham Preston Bird
Mary Pauline Byrd
William Bird
George Bird
Harrison Bird

Spouse and Children


    Sarah " Sally" Gordon


1 November 1809
Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky.


    Richard Bird


    Mary Pauline Byrd


    Abraham Preston Bird


    William Bird


    George Bird


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 6

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 21

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Mark Bird, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mark Bird, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Marcus Mark Bird, "Find A Grave Index"

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