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Matilda Bird

Female 1795 - 1861  (66 years)


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  • Name Matilda Bird  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born 31 January 1795  Greenbrier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Biography the eldest, my mother was named Matilda. She died of cancer of the breast.  [2
    Submitter 438,318 
    Died 16 May 1861  Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 16 May 1861  Nebo Cemetery, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27810  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 January 2009 

    Father Rev. Richard R. Bird,   b. 27 August 1769, Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 July 1856, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F6805  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse John Maffitt, Jr.,   b. 5 June 1792, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 January 1878, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 March 1822  [1
    Alternate Marriage 8 March 1823  [3
    Notes 
    • Father and mother had twelve children, some of whom died while young:

      1) Richard (myself) is the oldest
      2) William married but I have forgotten her name as he married after I left home, his residence is McDowell County NC
      3) Nelson married Elmira Finger, residence McDowell NC
      4) Sarah Ann married Jesse R. Mason, residence Georgia

      There was a child older than Sarah Ann but it died and was not named.
      5) Wilson, died at about age four
      6) Elizabeth married a Loughrun who was killed in Virginia; he was with General Lee, Elizabeth lives with Father.
      7) James Westlake died when about six years old
      8) Elvira married a Simmons (I think his name was James) residence McDowell NC
      9) John Whittaker was raised by Grandfather Maffitt and lived with him as long as he lived. After his death and that of Grandmother, Grandfather and Aunt Elizabeth lived together until 1862 when he and Nelson were conscripted and went into the Rebel army. The last I heard of him he was in Knoxville, Tennessee. Nelson was also in the same company but was discharged.
      10) Celina Matilda is single, lives with Father [2]
    Children 
    +1. Dr Richard Bird Maffitt,   b. 16 December 1823, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 July 1880, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. William Maffitt,   b. 15 May 1825, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nelson Maffitt,   b. 9 April 1828, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Ann Maffitt,   b. 31 August 1829, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Wilson Maffitt,   b. 11 December 1830,   d. about 1834  (Age 3 years)
     6. Elizabeth Caroline Maffitt,   b. 28 August 1832, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elvira Maffitt,   b. 2 January 1834, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lucinda Maffit,   b. 16 July 1835, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. John Whittaker L. Moffitt,   b. 7 December 1836, Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Old Fort, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. James Westlake Maffitt,   b. 11 September 1838, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 October 1849  (Age 11 years)
     11. Celina Matilda Maffitt,   b. 29 May 1843, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9755  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.

  • 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.

    3. [S1926] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Richard Kleckner.


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