Priscilla Bird

6 June 1823–20 May 1887 (Age 63)
Macedon, Macedon, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Bird was born on 6 June 1823, in Macedon, Macedon, Wayne, New York, United States, her father, Rowland Bird, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Ford, was 27. She married Nelson Doty on 4 April 1841, in Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 20 May 1887, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Doty
Priscilla Bird
Marriage: 4 April 1841
Horace Bird Doty
Eveline Priscilla Doty
Mahala Doty

Spouse and Children

4 April 1841
Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rowland Bird





    Lorinda Bird


    Almond Bird


    Allen Bird



    Eunice Bird


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 14

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Pricilla Doty in household of Austin Raymond, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Pressilla Doty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Priscilla Doty in household of Nelson Doty, "United States Census, 1850"

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