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Re: Joshua Bird, Rev War Soldier
Posted by: Gene Bird Date: August 01, 2000 at 16:34:20
In Reply to: Re: Joshua Bird, Rev War Soldier by James W Holt of 993

Hi James,
You neglected to show time frames so I will have to guess.
I do not have any known ties to your line. I do not even know the line.
most of my research is in the 1790 to 1850 time frame.
Interestingly enough, most of my lines are also in Nelson, Washington, Mercer, and Marion counties. There may be some connection earlier than where you are at in your current research.

Joshua is not in my direct line but is likely an uncle to my Birds. I have
done a lot of research on him. Joshua enlisted in King George County, Va.
He later lived in Prince Edward County, Va before moving to Nelson County, Ky.

I have a John W. Bird in my direct line, born 1800 in Ky. I do not know his middle name. I believe that his father was Edward Bird of Nelson and Washington County. John W. married Nancy Bennett in 1823. John has other brothers and sisters who are unknown. I think I have identified 3 brothers and one sister. Edward Bird had 4 boys and 2 girls in the 1810 Census, so there is a boy and a girl I do not know.

I am very surprised that I have not run across your line in my research in the same area of Ky. My family left Ky. in 1851 and moved to south central Ind.

The only other Joshua I have seen in Ky. in the mid 1800's was born about 1855 and is a son of John O. Bird who is a son of Francis Bird, son of Joshua Bird. Francis was married twice that I know of, 1st to Rhody Scamerhorn about 1814 and 2nd to Mary Hines about 1828.

I have seen a few Joshuas on the Bird message boards, you might check there.

I am afraid I will not be much help to you right now. If you get back another generation or two we may just be related.

Take Care,

Gene Bird

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