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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles

Established 1984

Quarterly Publication

of the

Linton Research Fund Inc.

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1987-2023 "Digging for our Roots"

Photo originally taken in 1929. Top row: Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987) Florence Avis Linton (1912-1990) Charles “Charlie” Edward Linton (1888-1958) (Charlie was enhanced by Crystal Lynn Taylor © 2008). Middle row: Theodore “Ted” Francis (1917-1970) Annie Lucretia CRONK Linton (1890-1956). Bottom row: Madeline Elizabeth Linton (1922-1991) Bernadette “Bernie” Thelma Linton (1921-2014)

How to become a Member 

 Membership Linton Research Fund, Inc.,


Individual Membership is $100 per-year.

Family Membership $175 per-year.

Lifetime Membership $2,500


Your paid Membership Dues includes a written historical and genealogical research on any LINTON or BIRD ancestor and their aligned branches.

"Membership shall be open to all individuals and institutions interested in promoting the objectives of the Linton Research Fund Inc. Membership dues shall be paid upon application to join and yearly thereafter on or before the beginning of the Fiscal Year, July 1 to June 30. Dues will not be prorated and there will be no refunds upon termination of membership. Membership shall be automatically terminated upon failure to pay dues. Membership shall entitle the holder to one vote and other benefits as established by the Board of Directors. Membership dues and categories shall be established and announced from-time-to-time by the Board of Directors to the membership. Membership dues and contributions will help in the offset of the daily cost of researching and publishing of the Linton & Bird and associated families history, heritage and genealogical lineages."


Please make your Tax Exempt membership or donation check out to the

 Linton Research Fund, Inc.,


 Send all checks to:

 Linton Research Fund, Inc.,

Kenneth E. Linton, Treasurer,

3012 Magnolia Lane,

Bedford, Texas, 76021


Please note on your check if it is for membership or contribution. Our Tax Exempt IRS Identification Number is available upon request, and will be sent to you with your membership and with any contributions receipts sent to you. Thank You, in advance!


Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012) & Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) wedding photo 1944

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles

Established 1984

Quarterly Publication of the Linton Research Fund Inc.


The family newsletter, Linton & Bird Chronicles was established, January 5, 1984, by Terry Louis Linton.  This newsletter became a publication of Linton Unlimited in 1984.

Linton Research Fund, Inc., was founded on July 18, 1987,  by Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987). “This research fund was to be established and organized. Then to be used in the researching and publishing, of its findings, of the genealogical linage and history of the ancestors of Kirk Louis Linton.” Its accomplishments, finding, and publications are a "Memorial to the memory of, the late, Kirk Louis Linton." We are a Non-Profit Corporation, governed by the State Corporation Commission, Commonwealth of Virginia. 

"The Linton Research Fund Inc., is to perform, promote, and encourage the researching, collecting, preserving, documentation, and publishing the genealogy and family ancestral history of Kirk Louis Linton & Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)  It shall primarily perform genealogical research on the following ancestral lineage lines, but shall not be necessarily limited to only these ancestral lineage lines." (Bylaws) 

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles newsletter became a publication of the Linton Research Fund Inc., on January 2, 1988.

Linton Research Fund Inc., Web Site was established in 2007, by Terry Louis Linton. This web site is a publication of the Linton Research Fund Inc. 

It's first internet issue was dated April 11, 2007. All images and text are Copyrighted by the Linton Research Fund Inc., 1987-2023. All Rights Reserved, reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. 

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"The objectives of the Linton Research Fund Inc., shall be as follows: (Articles of Incorporation)

Section 1. The Fund is not organized for profit and is a non-stock corporation and no part of any net earning shall be inure to the benefit of any director, member, or individual, but will be for the benefit and interest of the Fund as a whole and to promote it's purpose.

Section 2. The Fund is to perform, promote, and encourage the researching, collecting, preserving, documentation, and publishing the genealogy and family ancestral history of Kirk Louis Linton.

Section 4. The Fund shall assist persons throughout the United States and elsewhere with the genealogy and ancestral history research of Kirk Louis Linton, and those other families aligned genealogically, through publications, meetings, workshops, seminars, and other educational programs.

Section 5. The Fund shall encourage, assist, and perform in the publication of genealogical and historical works pertaining to subjects on the surname of Linton and aligned families, or related areas or places, connected with them.

Section 6. The Fund shall encourage, assist and perform in the establishing of a Linton surname historical society, or those other family surnames which are aligned genealogically." 




Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987), Founder of Linton Research Fund Inc., Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012), Vice President and Membership Director from 1987-2012, Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) the first paying Member and the first non-profit donator to the Linton Research Fund Inc., Photo taken in 1979, at one of Evelyn’s meetings of the Mount Vernon Porcelain Gild, which she was the secretary of.


For all the genealogical researchers that are researching the LINTON or BIRD surnames or any of our aligned surnames, please join the Linton Research Fund Inc., and have your articles published in upcoming issues of the LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES. Contact Project Director,  smile

 Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

Ancestral Lineage


Terry Louis Linton © 1999

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1999-2017

Linton Family History (Descendants of Sir Arthur Linton 1614-1662) (book, Terry Louis Linton © 1999.) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1999) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume II, Issue 1, Spring © 2007, ISSN 1941-3521  

Updated March 7, 2023


Editor Note: Work-in-progress

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(CRONK Line) Linton ancestors of Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)



Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) 



Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) & Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)



John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) & Sallie Fenmor STONESTREET (1861-1926). 

Charles Fenton CRONK (1852-1918) & Georganna Lucretia COXEN (1855-1897)



Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876) &  Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

Doctor Edward Noble STONESTREET (1822-1870) & Sarah Ann FENMOR (1824-1870)

Charles Greenberry CRONK (1817-1866)  &  Sarah Anna "Susanna" MILLS (1833-1866)

 James Henry COXEN (1833–1870) & Lucretia PADGETT (1837–1888)


2nd great-grandparents 

 James LINTON (1769-1854) & Ann CROASDALE (1776-1852)

 Doctor Joseph Noble STONESTREET (1782-1838) & Rosalie "Rosey" Ann EDELEN (1786-1834).

Charles CRONK (1795–1847) *

John Thomas COXEN (1811–1897) & Georgianna (1811–1840) *

Captain George Henry PADGETT (1807–1866) & Anner HACKNEY (1809–1846)

Peter KOCHER (1774–1849) & Maria "Mary "Catherina PIPHER (1787–1850)

Peter MILLS (1800–1855) & Cyntharine "Cynthia" LINTON (1796–1865) (CRONK Line) 


3rd great-grandparents 

Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) Sarah HIRST (1741-1823).

Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) & Mary Noble EDELEN (1752-1818)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1751-1829) & Anne QUINBY (1749-1831)

George Washington COXEN (1786–1865) * & Tresa (1786–?) *

William Henry PADGETT (1783–1859) & Susan LOVEJOY (1783–?) *

James HACKNEY (1783–1832) & Jane Cooper BOYD (1792–1829)

John Peter KOCHER (1767–1837) & Susanna Christina SCHNEIDER (1769–1791)

Samuel PIPHER Jr., (1767–1842) & Anna Barbara LaBAR (1771–1857)

Daniel MILLS (1784–1847) & Sarah RICHARDS (1784–?)

John Augustine Elliott LINTON (1769–1822)  (CRONK Line) Sarah TYLER (1770-1835)


4th great-grandparents 

John LINTON (1706-1761)  & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709-1795)

 Butler STONESTREET (1703-1755) & Jane EDELEN (1718–1770) 

Robert CROASDALE (1728-1780) & Margery HAYHURST (1728-1783)

Isaiah QUINBY (1716–1807) & Rachel WARFORD (1723–1777)

Benjamin F. PADGETT (1755–1799) & Ann GREEN (1750–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY III (1743–1817) & Martha McCOOL (1749–1843)

John BOYD (1760–1828) & Ann MARTIN (1771–1825)

John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742–1819) & Maria MESSINGER (1743–1813)

Johannes “John” SCHNEIDER (1727–1791) & Elizabeth Catherine MILLER (1739–1829) German emigrants

John HIRST (1720-1754) & Mary Anna JARRETT (1714-?)

Samuel PIPHER Sr., (1740–1812) & Christina Barbara TRANBERG (1740–1801)

Colonel Abraham "Abram" LaBAR (1752–1814) & Anna Maria "Mary" LONG (1752–1808)

Captain John MILLS (1740–1797) & Annie LINTON (1744–1798) (CRONK Line)

Rowland RICHARDS (1728–1815) & Lydia TOWNSEND (1745–1835)

John LINTON (1730–1775) (CRONK Line) & Elizabeth "Betty" ELLICOT (1729–?)

William TYLER Jr., (1736-1772) & Sarah KINCHELOE (1740-1842) 


5th great-grandparents 

John LINTON (1662-1709)  & Rebekah RELFE (1670-1714) 

William HAYHURST (1668–1713) & Rachel RADCLIFFE (1682–1715)

Thomas STONESTREET Jr., (1672-1771) & Christian BRNES (1674–1737)

Christopher EDELEN Sr., (1682–1771) & Jane JONES (1692–1772)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1694-1748) & Grace HEATON (1703-1769)

Cuthbert HAYHURST (1706–1763) & Deliverance BILES (1703–1783)

Josiah QUINBY (1663–1728) & Mary MOLYNEUX (1661–1728)

John WARFORD (1683–1769) & Elizabeth STOUT (1691–1760)

Benjamin PADGETT (1724–1797) * & Susan (1725–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY (1700–1745) & Charity HARLAN (1713–1764)

John McCOOL (1745–1815) & Eleanor LEWIS (1750–?)

John BOYD (1735–1800) & Sarah GRIFFITH (1740–1800) English emigrant

Thomas MARTIN Sr., (1740–1794) & Rachel CAFFERY (1748–1803)

Peter KOCHER (1700–1772) & Elizabeth “Eva” Eveles KOPPENHOPPER (1709–1773) German emigrants

Michael F. MESSINGER Sr., (1719–1791) Anna Katharina Catherine ABEL (1723–1785) German emigrants

Michael SCHNEIDER (1700–1794) & Christina (1700–?)  * German emigrants

Christian MILLER (1683–1750) & Barbara (1684–?) * German emigrants

John HIRST (1698-?) & Anna *

John JARRETT (1689–1755) English emigrant & Mary LUKEN (1693–1743)

Hans PIPHER-PFEIFFER (1705–?) & Magdalina ROTH (1710–?) German emigrants 

Frederich TRANBERG (1709–1801) & Maria Eva WITTMER (1720–1837)

John MILLS (1715–?) 

John KINCHELOE (1694-1746) & Elizabeth CANTERBURY (1695–1777)

William LINTON (1700–1733) (CRONK Line) & Susanna MONROE (1695–1752)


Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1987-2023 "Digging for our Roots"

Scottish LINTON Coat of Arms & Crest, pen & Ink illustration, by Terry Louis Linton, © 1977 All Rights Reserved Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1987, Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.