Taylor Reeves Bird Sr.

25 February 1832–4 January 1914 (Age 81)
Southport, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Taylor Reeves

When Taylor Reeves Bird Sr. was born on 25 February 1832, in Southport, Chemung, New York, United States, his father, James Bird, was 25 and his mother, Jane Mott Carpenter, was 21. He married Alice Stokes on 26 October 1862, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870 and Clover Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 4 January 1914, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Taylor Reeves Bird Sr.
Alice Stokes
Marriage: 26 October 1862
Taylor Reeves Bird Jr.
Clarence Bird
Alice Bird
Ida May Bird
Effie May Bird
Rhoda Bird
Eliza Jane Bird
Isabelle Bird

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  • Marriage
    26 October 1862St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 29
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    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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    Excerpts from the Vernal Express

    Excerpts from the Vernal Express Newspaper of Vernal, Uintah County, Utah From August 1991 to August 1992, Larry and our family lived in Rangely, Colorado which was only 50 miles from Vernal, Utah. …

    Sources (26)

    • Taylor Bird in household of James Bird, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Taylor Reeves Bird in entry for Effie May Caldwell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Taylor Bird, "United States Census, 1870"

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