Rachel BIRD (1749-1786) & James WILSON, Sr., (1742-1798)

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Rachel BIRD (1749-1786) & James WILSON, Sr., (1742-1798)

(240th Wedding Anniversary)

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Rachel BIRD (1749-1786) & James WILSON, Sr., (1742-1798) were married on November 5, 1771, in the Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 240 years ago. Their wedding reception was held at Rachel’s father's Bird Mansion in Birdsboro. Rachel was the daughter of Ironmaster William BIRD (1706-1761) of Irish decent & Brigitte HULING (1710-1792) born in New Castle Dutch Colony, in New Castle County, Delaware. James was the son of William Wilson Sr., (1703-?) & Alison LANSDALE (1716-1788). James was born in Caskardy, County Shire of Fife, Scotland. James signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Rachel & James were second great-grand Aunt and uncle of Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954)