James Bird

5 March 1815–5 January 1868 (Age 52)
Snetterton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Bird was born on 5 March 1815, in Snetterton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bird, was 36 and his mother, Ann Gould, was 30. He married Lydia Jacob in 1847, in Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in East Wretham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1864, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as shepherd. He died on 5 January 1868, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bird
Harriet Jarrold Goble
Marriage: 17 September 1849
William Goble Bird
Elizabeth Ann Bird
Cathleen Blanche Bird
Charles Heber Bird
Sarah Anne Bird
Edward Harry Bird Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1849Hockham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 14
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: John Broadhead BIRTH 1827 DEATH 1829 (aged 1–2) BURIAL Nephi City Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 185951302 · View Source
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 15
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    James Bird

    For generations the Birds have been shepherds caring for sheep on the rolling, green hills of eastern rural England. James and Harriet had lived at Brandon, Monford and Wrethem, all small parishes i …

    Sources (34)

    • James Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Bird in entry for William Goble Bird, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • James Gould Bird, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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