Henry Bird

Male1745–10 April 1815

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Bird was born in 1745, in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Elisha Elias Bird Jr., was 29 and his mother, Anna Freeman, was 20. He married Nancy Lake in 1775, in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 April 1815, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bird
1745–1815
Nancy Lake
1750–
Marriage: 1775
Joseph Bird
1770–1830
John Bird
1772–
Thomas Bird
1776–
Ann Burd
1779–1850
William Bird
1780–1855
Henry Bird Jr.
1786–1851
Sarah Bird
1793–1854

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1775Kingwood Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (6)

    1775

    Age 30

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

    1776

    Age 31

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 38

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.

    Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .

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

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