John Pratt Kennedy Bird

24 August 1827–27 March 1886 (Age 58)
Burdett, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Pratt Kennedy

When John Pratt Kennedy Bird was born on 24 August 1827, in Burdett, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States, his father, Charles Bird, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Kennedy, was 19. He married Sarah Ann Hoopes on 2 January 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 27 March 1886, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Pratt Kennedy Bird
Sarah Ann Hoopes
Marriage: 2 January 1850
Don Carlos Perry
Lewis Richard Bird
Elizabeth Jane Bird
John William Bird
Jonathan Freeman Bird
Charles Warner Bird
Alzada Rebecca Bird
Mary Ann Bird
Eliza Sedilla Bird
Henrietta Bird
Sarah Maria Bird
Louisa Bird
Hyrum Hoopes Bird
James Hoopes Bird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    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.
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 18
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    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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    John Pratt Kennedy Bird

    John Pratt Kennedy Bird Birth Date: 24 Aug 1827 Birth Place: Burdette, Hector Twp, Tompkins, New York Parents: Charles and Mary Ann Kennedy Bird Charles and Mary Ann were living in Hector, Tompk …

    Sources (53)

    • Jno P Bird, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John P K Bird in entry for Isaac Armitage and Mary A Hayes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John W. Bird in entry for Freman Bird, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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