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The sixteen children of

Jeff Augustus Bird (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle Gray (1900-1988) 

 

Guy Edward "Eddie" BIRD (1918-1957): Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991); Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapel (1921-1996); Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922) J. A. "Jeff Augustus" BIRD (1923); Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999); Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood (1928); Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1930-1993); Carlton Norris Bird (1931-2002); Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD (1934-2016); Frances Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014)); Mary Louise BIRD Gill (1936); David Brewer Bird (1938-1997); Patricia "Pat" Marjie BIRD Bronstad (1941); Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen (1942)

 

 

Terry Louis Linton © 1968-2016

Linton Research Fund Inc. Publication © 1987-2016

First published Linton & Bird Chronicles Volume III, Issue 3, Fall © 2008, ISSN: 1941-3521

Updated July 5, 2012

e-mail Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  with your Bird Facts

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BIRD Quotes

Jeff Augustus Gus Bird (1893-1954) was always saying "We are just common Birds."

Gus was a plumber by trade. Gus was the founder and owner of Bird Plumbing and Heating in Birdville, Fort Worth, Texas, some time after 1918. The family plumbing business slogan, by the late 1930's,  was "Don’t cuss, call Gus, for all your plumbing needs" 

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton & Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood

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Top photo: Jeff Augustus " Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) and Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991) in front of their BIRD Plumbing & Heating truck..................Bottom photo: Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood standing in front of her father's BIRD Plumbing and Heating Shop, on Syvania Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The sixteen children of Jeff Augustus Gus BIRD (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle GRAY (1900-1988), you all are the half 1st cousin four times removed of Elizabeth "Betsy" GRISCOM Ross (1751-1836) Better known as Betsy Ross. Betsy was asked to stitch the first new flag for the Continental Navy. Then later she was asked to stitch the new flag for the New Republic. We are related to Elizabeth Betsy Griscom through the Mary ROSS (1744-1790) Branch of the LINTON & BIRD Family Tree. John Ross (1752-1776) was the nephew of Mary ROSS, the wife of Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812).

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General George Washington (1732-1799), Colonel George Ross (1730-1779), Senator Robert Mooris (1734-1806) and Elizabeth "Betsy" GRISCOM Ross (1751-1836)

 

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Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1875) 

You all are the 2nd cousin three times removed of Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1875). In 1853, Ann Pamela Cunningham founded the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union and saved George Washington's Mount Vernon Plantation. Ann was the grandniece of Mark Bird (1738-1812) and Mary Ross (1744-1790).

Ann Pamela Cunningham was the daughter of Colonel, Robert Cunningham (1786-1859). Robert was born on October 18, 1786, at Rosemont Plantation, on the Saluda River, Laurens County, South Carolina. Robert was the son of Patrick Cunningham (1760-1796) and Ann Harris (1765-1799) Robert died on July 7, 1859, at Rosemont Plantation, at age 72.

On February 22, 1814, Robert Cunningham married Louisa Bird (1794-1873) at Rosemont Plantation. Louisa Bird was the daughter of Colonial William Bird (1757-1812) and Catharine Dalton (1763-1822). Colonel, William Bird was born May 18, 1757, in Birdsboro, Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. William was the son of Ironmaster, William Bird (1706-1761) and Brigitte Huling (1710-1792). Colonel William Bird died on May 18, 1757, at Aviary Plantation, Sparta, Warren County, Georgia.

Louisa Bird was born in 1794 in Alexandria, Virginia. She died on October 6, 1873 at Rosemont Plantation, at age 79. She was buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, South Carolina.

Colonel, Robert Cunningham and Louisa Bird had one daughter, Ann Pamela Cunningham. Ann was born on August 15, 1816, at Rosemont Plantation, Laurens County South Carolina.

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Below: Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1875)

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The sixteen children of Jeff Augustus Gus BIRD and Clara Myrtle GRAY, You all are the 2nd cousin 3 times removed of Senator William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863) On February 9, 1861, William was considered for the President of the Confederate States of America.

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Senator William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863)

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You all are the 26th great-granddaughter or grandson of, King Duncan I de Canmore (1011-1040), the 1st King of Scotland. We are related to King Duncan through the Mary ROSS (1744-1790) Branch of the LINTON & BIRD Family Tree.

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You all are the the 3rd great-grandniece or grandson of George Ross Jr. (1730-1779), a signer of the Declaration of Independence for Pennsylvania Colony. We are related to George Ross Jr., through the Mary ROSS (1744-1790) Branch of the LINTON & BIRD Family Tree.

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Colonel George Ross Jr., (1730-1779), a signer of the Declaration of Independence for the Pennsylvania Colony and brother-in-law of Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812).

 

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You all are the the 3rd great-grandniece or grandson of James Wilson Jr. (1742-1798), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the Pennsylvania Colony James was the first Trustees of the U.S. Supreme Court. James Wilson also invented the Electoral College. We are related to James Wilson Jr., through the Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812) & Mary ROSS (1744-1790).

James Wilson (1742-1798) by Ole Erekson, Engraver, circa 1876, Library of Congress. James was the brother-in-law of Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812).

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You all are the the 3rd great-grandniece or grandson of George Reed (1733-1798), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the Delaware Colony. We are related to George Reed through the Mary ROSS (1744-1790).

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You all are the 4th cousin twice removed of Doctor Walter Reed (1851-1902). Doctor Reed was a U.S. Army surgeon, American Medical Pioneer and conqueror of Yellow Fever.

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Mary Bowie (1742-1842)

You all are the half 3rd cousin three times removed of Mary Bowie (1742-1842) the sister of James Bowie (1795-1836) of Alamo fame.

Mary Bowie, was the daughter of Rezin Pleasant Bowie Sr.(1762-1819) and Elvira Ap Catesby Jones (1766-1837). Mary was born on May 4, 1792, in Sumner County, Tennessee. Mary died on Aug 10, 1842, at Hollywood Plantation, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at age 50.

Mary Bowie married Abraham Bird, (1784-1860) the son of Captain Abraham Bird (1756-1821) of Craney Island, Rockingham County, Virginia and Mary Jones (1761-1844), in 1809 at Hollywood Plantation, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Abraham Bird was born in 1784, on Craney Island, Rockingham County, Virginia. and died in Oct 1860 at Hollywood Plantation, East Baton Rouge, La. at age 76.

Abraham Bird & Mary Bowie had five children:

i. Abraham Bird was born in 1810 in Shenandoah Co., Page County, Virginia.

ii. Thompson W. Bird was born in 1812 in Page County, Virginia.

iii. Virginia Bird was born in 1812 in Page County, Virginia.

iv. John Abraham Bird was born in 1816 in East Baton Rouge Parish, La. and died on Sep 20, 1866 in East Baton Rouge Parish, La. at age 50. John married Winifred Pipes, daughter of Charles Pipes and Winnifred Huey , on June 15, 1840 in Baton Rouge Parish, La. Winifred was born in 1825 in Ouachita Parish, La. and died in Nov 1873 in West Baton Rouge Parish, La. at age 48.

v. Mary Bird was born on April 1, 1819 in East Baton Rouge, LA.

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