Phineas Reeves Bird

29 January 1802–25 July 1850 (Age 48)
Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Phineas Reeves

When Phineas Reeves Bird was born on 29 January 1802, in Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Freeman Bird, was 23 and his mother, Marabah Reeves, was 17. He married Millicent Coleman in 1823. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Southport, Chemung, New York, United States in 1830 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 25 July 1850, in Rocky Hill, Gillespie, Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Gillespie, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Reeves Bird
Millicent Coleman
Marriage: 1823
George Washington Bird
Charles Reeves Bird
Benjamin Freeman Bird
Samuel H Bird
Richard E Bird

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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 2
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 17
    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. 

    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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    Phineas Reeves Bird Life Sketch

    Phineas Reeves Bird, born January 29, 1802 in Flanders, Morris Co., New Jersey. He married Millicent Coalman. He was called to serve as president of the only Quorum of Deacons in the Church March 21 …

    Sources (26)

    • Phineas Bird, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Phineas R Bird, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Phineas Reeves Bird - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Phineas Reeves Bird

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