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Family/Spouse: Rev. Richard R. Bird / Elizabeth Westlake (F6805)

m. about 1794


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  • Father | Male
    Rev. Richard R. Bird

    Born  27 August 1769  Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 July 1856  McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  about 1794  [1]  Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Benjamin Bird | F51393 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Allison | F51393 Family Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Westlake

    Born  22 April 1780  Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 May 1853  McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Female
    + Matilda Bird

    Born  31 January 1795  Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 May 1861  Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 16 May 1861  Nebo Cemetery, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John Maffitt, Jr. | F9755 
    Married  8 March 1822   

    Child 2 | Female
    Lucinda Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas Curtis | F51397 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Female
    + Elizabeth “Eliza” Bird

    Born  13 November 1804  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 April 1885   
    Buried  after 6 April 1885  Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Whitaker Maffitt | F12614 
    Married  1820   

    Child 4 | Male
    Nelson or Wilson Lee Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    Celina Bird

    Born     
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    Child 6 | Female
    Caroline Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Zechariah S Kelly | F51401 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Male
    Francis Asbury Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Miss Patten | F51402 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Male
    Albert Jefferson Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Miss Jarrett | F51403 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Female
    Elvira Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  John Dicken | F51404 
    Married     

    Child 10 | Male
    Richard Ivy Bird

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Miss Hicks | F51405 
    Married     

  • Notes 
    • Richard Bird was my mother's father's name. He married a Miss Elizabeth Westlake of Greenbriar Co., Virginia. Grandfather's residence was three-fourths of a mile above where Father lived and about two miles from Ebenezer Church where he and all my relative, who have died, are buried.

      Grandmother and Grandfather Bird had several children: the eldest, my mother was named Matilda. She died of cancer of the breast. The next was Lucinda who married Thomas Curtis, son of Joshua Curtis, a cousin to Thomas Curtis who married Father's sister, residence McDowell, NC. The next is Eliza who married Father's brother William Maffit, residence McDowell NC. Nelson married but I have forgotten his wife's name, residence Anderson District. S.C. The next are Wilson Lee and Celina (twins), Nelson lives in McDowell County and Celina in McMinn County, Tenn. Caroline married Zechariah S. Kelly, residence Anderson Dist. S.C.; Francis Asbury and Albert Jefferson (twins); Francis married a Miss Patten of Buncombe Co. NC, Albert married a Miss Jarrett, residence McDowell Co NC.; Elvira married John Dicken of McMinn Co. Tenn., Richard Ivy married a Miss Hicks, residence McDowell NC. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1946] Article titled “A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt”, written by Richard Bird Maffitt.



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