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
1782–1853
Sarah " Sally" Gordon
1779–1861
Marriage: 1 November 1809
Richard Bird
1805–
Abraham Preston Bird
1811–1864
Mary Pauline Byrd
1808–1899
William Bird
1814–1891
George Bird
1815–1855
Harrison Bird
1816–1899

Spouse and Children

    Male1782–1853Male

    Sarah " Sally" Gordon

    Female1779–1861Female

MARRIAGE
1 November 1809
Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky.
children

(6)

    Richard Bird

    Male1805–Male

    Mary Pauline Byrd

    Female1808–1899Female

    Abraham Preston Bird

    Male1811–1864Male

    William Bird

    Male1814–1891Male

    George Bird

    Male1815–1855Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+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. 
1803

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.

Possible Related Names

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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