Edmund Fuller Bird

Brief Life History of Edmund Fuller

When Edmund Fuller Bird was born on 15 January 1809, in Sheringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bird, was 22 and his mother, Mary Hagon, was 31. He married Mary Montgomery on 2 May 1834, in Hampton, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 15 years. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 30 April 1892, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Fuller Bird
Cordelia Moore Martin
Marriage: 17 September 1846
Martin Montgomery Bird
Julia Ann Bird
Ida Ann Bird
Edmund Fuller Bird Jr.
William Edwin Bird
Frederick James Bird
Daniel Stark Bird
Mary Ann Bird
Kate Bird

Sources (64)

  • Edmond T Bird, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edmund Fuller Bird, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edmund Fuller Bird, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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

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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