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Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

Ancestors

Terry Louis Linton © 2013

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2013

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VIII, Issue 1 Spring © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521

page established August 12, 2013

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Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900-1988) was born on June 14, 1900 , in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Clara was the daughter of George Charles Godwin GRAY (1874-?) & Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS ( 1874-?).  Clara was put up for adoption four months after she was born in the Saint Mary's Infant Home, located on Chapel Street. Clara was immediately adopted and raised by, her in-laws, Annas Nias SADLER (1859-1941) and Margaret Eddie CURLING (1862-1925) of Great Bridge, Norfolk County, Virginia.

On August 7, 1917, Clara Myrtle GRAY married Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-9154) the son of Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) & Drusilla GAY (1868-1948). Clara and Jeff were married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., while Jeff was being processed out of the Navy, after spending eight years in service

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Terry Louis Linton 1968-2013.....................................below: TOPPING coat of arms House of Names

Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

Ancestors

Terry Louis Linton © 2013

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2013

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VIII, Issue 1 Spring © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521

Henry TOPPING (1200-?) was born in Kelfield, Yorkshire, England. Henry was the 22nd great-grandfather of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) and was the 23rd great grandfather of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012). Also the 24th great-grandfather of Terry Louis LINTON.

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Pernel TOPPING (1230-1283) the daughter of Henry TOPPING was Clara’s 21st great-grandmother

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John CONYERS of Conyers (1255-1299) the son of Pernel TOPPING was Clara’s 20th great-grandfather

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Egbertus CONYERS of Conyers (1274-1309) the son of John CONYERS of Conyers was Clara’s 19th great-grandfather.

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Roger CONYERS of Conyers (1309-1360) the son of Egbertus of Conyers was Clara’s 18th great-grandfather.

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Sir Adam NORTON (1330-1430) the son of Roger of Conyers was Clara’s 17th great-grandfather

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Elizabeth de NORTON (1352-1374) the daughter of Sir Adam NORTON was Clara’s 16th great-grandmother.

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Sir Thomas BEDINGFIELD (1374-1453) the son of Elizabeth de NORTON was Clara’s 15th great-grandfather

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Edmund BEDINGFIELD Lord Tudenham (1400-1451) the son of Sir Thomas BEDINGFIELD was Clara’s 14th great-grandfather.

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Sir Thomas BEDINGFIELD (1428-1453) the son of Edmund BEDINGFIELD Lord Tudenham was Clara’s 13th great-grandfather.

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Edward BEDINGFIELD Sir (1440-1496) the son of Sir Thomas BEDINGFIELD was Clara’s 12th great-grandfather.

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Margaret BEDINGFIELD (1465-1504) the daughter of Sir Edward BEDINGFIELD was Clara’s 11th great-grandmother.

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Sir John JERNIGAN-Jernegan (1489-1559) the son of Margaret BEDINGFIELD was Clara’s 10th great-grandfather.

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George JERNIGAN (1515-1558) the son of Sir John JERNIGAN was Clara’s 9th great-grandfather.

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Walter JERNIGAN (1550-1600) the son of George JERNIGAN was Clara’s 8th great-grandfather.

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Catherine JERNEGAN (1572-1629) the daughter of Walter JERNIGAN was Clara’s 7th great-grandmother.

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William Moses CAPPS (1617-1665) the son of Catherine JERNEGAN was Clara’s 6th great-grandfather.

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Henry CAPPS (1652-1688) the son of William Moses CAPPS was Clara’s 5th great-grandfather.

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Dennis CAPPS Sr., (1678-1749) the son of Henry CAPPS was Clara’s 4th great-grandfather.

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Dennis CAPPS Jr., (1710-1795) the son of Dennis CAPPS Sr., was Clara’s 3rd great-grandfather.

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Ira CAPPS Sr., (1777-?) the son of Dennis CAPPS Jr., was Clara’s 2nd great-grandfather.

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Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802-1881) the son of Ira CAPPS Sr., was Clara’s great-grandfather.

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Sarah A. CAPPS (1846-1943) the grandmother of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

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(Clara’s grandparents)

John WILLIAMS (1840–1943) &

Sarah A. CAPPS (1846-1943)

children:

Alice J. WILLIAMS (1866–?); Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS (1874–?); Russell G. WILLIAMS (1881–1942); Mary WILLIAMS (1882–?)

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(Clara's Parents)

George Charles Godwin GRAY (1874-?)

Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS (1874-?)

Children:

Susie GRAY (1895–?); Ivy Lee GRAY (1896–1930); Edward Luxford GRAY (1897–1960); Bruce GRAY (1899–?) and Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900–1988)

Below photo: Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS Gray with her children, Edward, Susie and Ivy Lee in 1898.

Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-Sadler Bird (1900-1988) Christmas 1953, with their 16 children. Top row from left to right: David Brewer (1938-1997); Donald Milton (1926-1999); Guy Edward (1918-1957); Albert Irvin (1925); Franklin Delano (1934); Jeff Augustus, Jr. (1923); Earl Alford (1919-1991); Carlton Norris (1931-2002); Bottom Row Left to Right: Iva Lee (1930-1993); Evelyn Virginia (1922); Patricia Margie (1941); Beatrice Jean (1942); Jeff Augustus Bird (1893-1954); Clara Myrtle Gray Bird (1900-1988); Margaret Druslla (1928); Frances Dell (1934); Mary Louise (1936); Myrtle Elizabeth (1921-1996)

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) new years eve

Terry Louis Linton © 2013

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2013

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VIII, Issue 1 Spring © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521

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