James Bird

22 December 1806–16 June 1879 (Age 72)
Roxbury Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Bird was born on 22 December 1806, in Roxbury Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Freeman Bird, was 27 and his mother, Marabah Reeves, was 22. He married Jane Mott Carpenter in 1831, in Roxbury Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 June 1879, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bird
Jane Mott Carpenter
Marriage: 1831
Orison Emmet Bird
James Bird
Taylor Reeves Bird Sr.
Sarah Jane Bird
Maribah Ann Bird
Harrison Bird
Amanda Ann Bird
Jasper Thomas Bird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1831Roxbury Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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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    Alice Stokes Bird

    ALICE STOKES BIRD Color of eyes: blue Color of hair: black 4 feet tall Weight at death: aprox. 200# Alice and her brother Henry Stokes came from Bromwick, Staffordshire County, England, …

    Sources (26)

    • James Bird, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Bird in entry for Taylor Reaves Bird, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964" (1914)
    • Jas Bird, "United States Census, 1860"

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