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Rev. Richard R. Bird

Male 1769 - 1856  (86 years)


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  • Name Richard R. Bird  [1
    Name Prefix Rev. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 27 August 1769  Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Submitter 761,1032 
    Died 26 July 1856  McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I21220  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 January 2009 

    Father Benjamin Bird,   b. of, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Allison 
    Family ID F51393  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Westlake,   b. 22 April 1780, Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1853, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married about 1794  Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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]
    Children 
    +1. Matilda Bird,   b. 31 January 1795, Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1861, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Lucinda Bird
    +3. Elizabeth “Eliza” Bird,   b. 13 November 1804, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 April 1885  (Age 80 years)
     4. Nelson or Wilson Lee Bird
     5. Celina Bird
     6. Caroline Bird
     7. Francis Asbury Bird
     8. Albert Jefferson Bird
     9. Elvira Bird
     10. Richard Ivy Bird
    Family ID F6805  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt
    A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt
    This letter was written by Richard Bird Maffitt to his children Emily Virginia Maffitt and John Walton Ward Maffitt. It was left to the Johnson County (Arkansas) Historical Society by Miss Martha Basham (daughter of Emily Virginia Maffitt) and published in their journal in April 1981.

  • Notes 
    • Descendant John H. Moffitt of Richmond, VA has birthdate of 23 Oct 1770. [1]

  • 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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