James Bird and Nancy Hill

Citing this biography: Boyd, Michelle, "James Bird and Nancy Hill," article, Olive and Eliza, last accessed [current date]."

James Bird was born 21 Mar 1775 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts to Ebenezer Bird and Jane Clapp. His family moved to Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

James and Nancy Hill filed their marriage intention 23 Dec 1796 in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts. They married 7 (January?) 1797, Nancy was born in July of 1770 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, according to a genealogy of the Granger family. Sometime during the Revolution, she moved to Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Immediately after their marriage, James and Nancy soon settled near Lake Geneva in New York. The Launcelot Granger genealogy states that James died 8 June 1803. However, it also states that Nancy remarried on the same date, which is doubtful. Most likely, either James' death date or the date of Nancy's second marriage is incorrect but it is not known which. James certainly died between 1797 (as his only son was born in 1797) and 1803 (as Nancy had had her first child by her second husband by 1804).

Nancy married second Boaz Granger (again, according to the Launcelot Granger genealogy, on 8 June 1803 but this may be wrong). Boaz was born 19 September 1774 near Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut to Aaron Granger. He had married first Lucina Gillett. He settled in Phelps, Ontario, New York and became a farmer. Boaz fought in the War of 1812. After marrying Nancy, he was listed living in Phelps in 1810.

Boaz went to Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1817. Here, he boarded with Jonathan Bunker, who had been his neighbor in New York (and the father-in-law of his stepson). In 1818, Boaz purchased land of John Coates on section eleven in Royalton and cleared it during the summer. As part of his payment for the land, Boaz built the first framed house in Royalton (and the first with a cellar there) and a barn for Coates. In 1819, Boaz brought Nancy and their family out to Royalton by ox team. The journey through the woods to their new home took 21 days.

There, the Grangers lived for a while in "a house of round logs." In Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, a few details of their life in the log house is described: "The GRANGERS lived for some years in a log house, the chamber floor of which did not extend entirely across the room, but left a space directly over the edge of the fireplace below. The boys, of whom Milton CURTIS (father of J.M. CURTIS of Cleveland) was one, slept in this room and every night before retiring had a frolic. Upon one such occasion, young CURTIS’ trousers were thrown down into the fire and burned up. As they were the only pair he possessed, there was no alternative but to remain all the next day while Lucina and her sister made him a pair out of an old military overcoat."

Boaz and Nancy lived on their farm in Royalton for the remainder in their lives. Apparently, he still owned some land in Ontario county, New York as late as 1832 when he sold it to a Calvin Griffin. Boaz appears in the 1820 and 1830 censuses in Royalton. Nancy died 3 May 1840. Boaz died 1 June 1843. Boaz and Nancy are buried together in North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.


Connecting James to His Parents

That the James born in Dorchester in 1775 was the James who married Nancy Hill is not immediately apparent from his marriage record. However, a look for Birds in the area of Conway shows a likely connection between James and the family of Ebenezer Bird, originally of Dorchester. The 1800 U.S. Federal censuses shows no Bird households in Conway, except that of an Ebenezer Bird. There was no Bird household a decade earlier in Conway in 1790. However, an Ebenezer Bird appears in Williamsburg, just to the south in that year's census. In addition, Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 shows records for only three persons named Bird in Conway: James (as mentioned above), Jane from Williamsburg who filed a marriage intention there with Ira Whitney in 1789, and Sarah from Williamsburg who filed a marriage intention there with Nathaniel Marble, Jr. in 1788. It seems probable that Ebenezer moved from Williamsburg to Conway between 1790 and 1800, or perhaps even resided between the two towns.

On 5 April 1810, Ebenezer Bird wrote his will and bequeathed one dollar to "James Bird Child and heir of my beloved son James Bird deceased." It is of note that our James had died by this point and had left one child, a son named James, aged 11 at the time and living in New York by that time. It is interesting to note that Nathaniel Marble, one of Ebenezer's sons-in-law, can be found living not too far from Boaz Granger, the stepfather of the younger James, in Phelps, Ontario, New York, in 1810. Considering these records and with no other James Bird recorded in the area of Conway, it is probable that James, who married Nancy Hill, was the son of Ebenezer Bird.

Tracing the Birds back to Dorchester and identifying James' mother required additional clues. In his will, Ebenezer mentioned his wife Molly, as well as his "sons-in-law" (a term that, in the past, could also be used to describe stepsons), Nehemiah and Sylvanus White. Williamsburg records show that Ebenezer and Molly White married in 1794 and further research showed that Molly did indeed have two Nehemiah and Syvlvanus by her first husband. Given the closeness of Ebenezer and Molly's marriage date to James and Nancy's marriage date, Molly cannot be James' mother.

A genealogy of the Clapp family states that a Jane Clapp married an Ebenezer Bird, had a number of children, then moved to Williamsburg. An analysis of the birth records in Dorchester shows a strong consistency between the names of those children of Ebenezer and Jane born in, but not recorded as dying in, Dorchester and the children mentioned in Ebenezer's will. One exception was a son Eli, who was mentioned in the will. Ebenezer and Jane did have a son named Eli but he died young. However, Ebenezer and Molly were recorded having a son Eli in Williamsburg. The practice of reusing the name of a child who had died was a common one in the 1700s in New England. Therefore, rather than weakening, it strengthening the Clapp Memorial's assertion that Ebenezer and Jane moved to Williamsburg.

James and Nancy’s child is:

1 James E. Bird, born 8 Jun 1798 in New York, mentioned in his grandfather Ebenezer Bird's will 5 Apr 1810, probably spent at least part of his childhood in or around Phelps, Ontario, New York, served as a private in Capt. Jenks Pullen's Company, New York militia during the War of 1812 (enlisted 27 Aug 1814 at Vienna (now Phelps), Ontario, New York, stationed at Buffalo, Erie, New York, volunteered to fight at Fort Erie, discharged 3 Nov 1814 at Batavia, Genesee, New York, married Mary Bunker in about 1817, moved along with the Bunker and Granger families to Cuyahoga county, Ohio in about 1819, living in Royalton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1830, a trustee of Royalton in 1821, moved to Logan county, Ohio, a farmer who "preached the Gospel to his neighbors and also practiced the 'Thompsonian' system of medicine." (a type of herbal medicine, more specialized than traditional folk medicine), moved to Washington Township, Union, Ohio in Jun 1839, listed in that township in the 1840 census, listed as a farmer in Washington, Union, Ohio in 1850, listed as a farmer in Washington, Union, Ohio in 1860, a petit juror for the Court of Common Pleas of Union county in 1866, living with his son Gorham's family in 1870, then a retired farmer but apparently still owned land, lived in Union county in 1871 with a post office address at Mt. Victory, Hardin, Ohio, called himself a Free Will Baptist preacher in 1871, received 55 acres of land from his son William in 1877, living with his son Albert's family in Washington, Union, Ohio in 1880 and listed as then being blind, died 24 Mar 1882 in Washington, Union, Ohio, buried next to Mary at Byhalia Cemetery, Byhalia, Union, Ohio.

Wife: Mary Bunker, also called Polly (which was a common diminutive for Mary at that time), b. 22 Jan 1801 in Industry, Franklin, Maine to Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith, moved with her family to Palmyra, Ontario, New York in about 1813, d. 6 March 1870, buried at Byhalia Cemetery, Byhalia, Union, Ohio.

Children: Gorham Bird (m. Arcadilla Scott); William Bird (m. Sarah H. Garwood); -- Bird (son whose name is not now known and who apparently died young); Olive Bird (m. Alonzo Havington Ennis); Albert Bird (m. Mary Wells); James A. Bird (m. Mary Margaret Bolen).


Boaz and Nancy's children are:

2 Lucina Granger, born 6 May 1804 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married Francis Bark 15 Apr 1824 in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, died 7 Apr 1891 in Brooklyn Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, listed in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880, remembered by James N. Granger for her “brightness and intelligence,” died 7 Apr 1891, buried with Francis at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Wife: Francis Bark, b. 9 Oct 1799 in New York or Canada, living in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1830 and 1840, listed as a farmer in Royalton in 1850, 1860, and 1870 and as a retired farmer there in 1880, d. 10 Jun 1880, buried at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Children: Thomas Bark (m. Phebe Allen); Granger Bark (m. Alice Searles); Aaron Bark (m. Julia Bosworth); Almina Bark (m. Kelley Bosworth); Maria Bark (m. Charles Robinson); Nancy Ann Bark (m. Edward Tousley); Olive Bark (died young); Eliza Bark (m. William Edgerton); Charles Bark (m. Sarah Turney).

3 Cephas Granger, born 13 Dec 1805 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, died 23 Oct 1819.

4 Aaron Granger, born 10 Aug 1807 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, accompanied his father to North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio "when a mere lad," "tramped back to Phelps" with two companions in 1823 (about aged 15 or 16), spent a few months in Phelps, then returned to Royalton on foot, married Eliza Darrall 17 Jan 1827 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (license 15 Jan 1827), living in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1830, received a legacy of $50 from Luke Darrall in behalf of his wife from the estate of Henry Darrall 5 Feb 1850, listed as a cooper in Royalton in 1850 and a farmer there in 1860 and 1870 (North Royalton), living with daughters Delia and Electa and their husbands in Royalton in 1880, living with his daughter Delia in 1893 and in 1900 (in Royalton), died 7 Jun 1900, buried with Eliza at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Husband: Eliza Darrall, b. 10 or 15 Aug 1810 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut to Henry Darrall, mentioned in her father's will 1 Feb 1848, d. 9 Feb 1851 in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, buried at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Children: Elihu Granger (m. Juda M. Bosworth); Electa E. Granger (m. Lorenzo G. Tupper); Edmund W. Granger (m. Laura Veber); Lucina D. Granger (m. Orrin Bosworth); Lewis K. Granger (m. Louisa Coates); William H. Granger; Martha Ann Granger (m. William H. Furniss); Delia M. Granger (m. John Pay, Jr.); Mary A. Granger (m. Adam Furniss); Josephine O. Granger (m. 1) William Forbes and 2) L.S. Clark).

5 Olive Granger, born 18 Jun 1810 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married John M. Annis 3 May 1828, lived in North Royalton, Cuyhoga, Ohio, her life was remembered as being “marked by ministrations of love,” listed in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1850, 1860, and 1870, living with her son John and his family in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1880, noted in 1896 that she was "a helpless invalid for several years, tenderly cared for by her daughter Jane," living with son John in Royalton in 1900, died 12 Mar 1901, buried with John at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Wife: John McClintock Annis, b. 26 Feb 1804 in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire to Stephen Annis, bought 74 acres of land in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1825, built his original home there of logs, built a small frame house (now on the National Register of Historic Places) on a knoll behind his log house in the 1830s, living in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1830 and 1840, listed as a farmer in Royalton in 1850, 1860, and 1870, also a cooper (working from a small shop at the front of his property) and a lawyer, remained in the frame house for the rest of his life (as did Olive), d. 30 May 1874, buried at North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Child: Nancy Annis (m. Silas Vaugn); Juliet E. Annis, John C. Annis (m. Marcella --); Olive Jane Annis; Consider A. Annis (male); Everett Wilson Annis.

6 Nancy Granger, born 4 Oct 1812 in Phelps, Ontario, New York, married Seymour Norton in Dec 1836 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (license 3 Dec 1836), moved to Michigan in 1838, listed in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan in 1850, 1860, and 1870, died 3 Dec 1886 in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan.

Wife: Seymour Norton, b. 1 Feb 1814 in New York, living in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio in 1840, listed as a farmer in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan in 1850, 1860, and 1870, d. 26 Apr 1874.

Children: Susan Ann Norton (m. Howard Morey); Sarah Ann Norton; Olive Norton (m. B.F. Sanders); Apama Norton (m. Leavitt Page); John Edwin Norton; Alma Norton (twin, m. George Olney); Alvah Norton (twin, m. Eva Miller).


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Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield, Conn.

Page 149

BOAZ GRANGER,

son of Aaron; born 19 September, 1774, in Connecticut; died 4 May, 1843 at North Royalton, Ohio; married (1) 31 December, 1801, to Lucina Gillett of Suffield, Connecticut (died 4 June, 1802, in her thirty-third year), (2) 8 June, 1803, Mrs. Nancy (Hill) Bird of Salem, Massachusetts. She was born July, 1770; died 3 May 1840.

Mr. Granger was born on the bank of the Connecticut River in or near Suffield. Here he married one of the Gilletts of Suffield, a family often connected with the Grangers. Following his kinsmen, he removed early to Phelps, New York, where he became a farmer. In 1818 he went to the State of Ohio, where he purchased land of Gideon Granger of Canandaigua and spent the summer clearing it. The next year he brought out his family, traveling by ox team through the woods and making the journey in 21 days. He continued to reside on his farm until his death, as above. While a resident of central New York Boaz Granger became an active participant in the war of 1812. Volunteers were often called on for short service upon the Canadian border, at Buffalo, and on the St. Laurence, and Boaz and his brothers several times responded.

His second wife was born at Salem, Massachusetts, and removed to Northampton during the Revolution. There she married James M. Bird and at once settled near Lake Geneva, New York. One son (James Jr.) was born of this marriage. Mr. Bird died 8 June, 1803.

Children born at Phelps, New York.

    i. Lucina, born 6 May, 1804; died 7 April, 1891; married Francis Bork.
    ii. Cephas, born 13 December 1805; died 23 December 1819. Lived at Buckville, Ohio.
    iii. Aaron, born 10 August, 1807; living 1892; married Eliza Darrell.
    iv. Olive, born 18 June, 1810; married John M. Annis.
    v. Nancy, born 4 October, 1812; died 3 December, 1886; married Seymour Norton.


Pages 260-2

LUCINA (GRANGER) BARK,

daughter of Boaz; born 6 May, 1804, at Phelps, New York; died 7 April, 1891, at Brooklyn Village, Ohio; married 15 April, 1824, to Francis Bark. He born 9 October, 1799; died 10 June, 1880. They lived at Brooklyn Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

The author has to acknowledge with grateful memory the brightness and intelligence of Mrs. Bark, who, even till a short time before her death, was in correspondence with him. By her aid he was enabled to learn many facts which otherwise would have been lost.

Children.

    i. Thomas, born 1 February, 1825; died 19 February, 1892; married 11 December, 1850, Phebe Allen; was in Second Ohio Cavalry
    during entire war.
    ii. Granger, born 10 July 1826; married 2 February, 1878, Alice Searles. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    iii. Aaron, born 15 May, 1830; married 26 June, 1850, Julia Bosworth. P. O. Sunfield, Michigan.
    iv. Almina, born 28 February, 1830; died 17 January 1892; married 18 August, 1850, Kelley Bosworth. P. O. Sunfield, Michigan.
    v. Maria, born 21 January, 1832; married 16 June, 1859, Charles Robinson. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    vi. Nancy Ann, born 9 January, 1834; married October 1856, Edward Tousley; in Ohio infantry during the war.
    vii. Olive, born 26 August, 1836; died 3 October, 1837.
    viii. Eliza, born 3 August, 1839; married 2 July, 1857, William Edgerton. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio.
    ix. Charles, born 1 February, 1842; married 25 January, 1872, Sarah Turney. P. O. Brooklyn, Ohio; was in Ohio light battery during the entire war.


AARON GRANGER,
P. O. North Royalton, Ohio

son of Boaz; born 10 August, 1807, at Phelps, New York; married 13 January, 1827, to Eliza, daughter of Harry Darrell (died 9 February, 1851) of North Royalton, Ohio. She born 10 August, 1810, at New Haven, Connecticut; died 9 February, 1851, at North Royalton.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell were originally from New Haven.

Aaron Granger was born at Phelps, New York, and when a mere lad accompanied his father to North Royalton, Ohio. In 1823, in company with two companions, and yet a boy in his teens, he tramped back to Phelps, where, after spending a few months, he returned home on foot. At the age of 20 he married and settled down to a farmer’s life. He now lives in his old age on his farm at North Royalton with his daughter, Mrs. John Pay, Jr.

Children born at North Royalton.

    i. Elihu, born 21 October, 1827; married Juda M. Bosworth.
    ii. Electa E., born 17 November 1829; died 4 August, 1880; married 23 December, 1858, Lorenzo G., son of Gideon Tupper and
    Zariah Fuller of Vermont; no children. He born 24 August, 1829. His P. O., North Royalton, Ohio.
    iii. Edmund W., born 9 January, 1832; married Laura Veber.
    iv. Lucina D., born 27 January, 1834; married Orrin Bosworth.
    v. Lewis K., born 23 June, 1836; married Louisa Coates.
    vi. William H., born 29 September, 1838; unmarried. Wholesale grocer at Buffalo, New York.
    vii. Martha A., born 27 June, 1842; married William H. Furniss.
    viii. Delia M., born 29 December, 1845; married John Pay, Jr.
    ix. Mary A., born 11 December, 1847; married Adam Furniss.
    x. Josephine O., born 31 October, 1849; married (1) William Forbes, (2) L.S. Clark.


OLIVE (GRANGER) ANNIS,
P. O. North Royalton, Ohio

daughter of Boaz; born 18 June, 1810, at Phelps, New York; married 3 May, 1828, to John M. Annis. He born 26 February, 1804; died 30 May, 1874. They lived at North Royalton.

Children born at North Royalton.

    i. Nancy, died 1860; married Silas Vaugn.
    ii. Julia E., died 1876.
    iii. John C.
    iv. Olive Jane.
    v. Consider, died 1867.
    vi. Everett Wilson.


NANCY (GRANGER) NORTON,

daughter of Boaz; born 4 October, 1812, at Phelps, New York; died 3 December, 1886, at Burlington, Michigan; married 14 December, 1836, to Seymour Norton. He born 1 February, 1814; died 26 April, 1874. They removed from Ohio to Michigan in 1838 and lived at Burlington, Calhoun County. Their first child was born at North Royalton and the remainder at Burlington.

Children.

    i. Susan Ann, born 24 September, 1837; married 1 July, 1854, Howard Morey. P. O., Burlington, Michigan.
    ii. Sarah Ann, born 2 March, 1839; died 18 December, 1841.
    iii. Olive, born 6 November, 1840; married 26 May, 1861, B.F. Sanders; 2 children. P. O., Burlington.
    iv. Apema, born 16 September, 1843; married 28 February, 1868, Leavitt Page. P. O., Burlington.
    v. Edwin, born 11 January, 1846; died 9 March, 1865.
    vi. Alma, born 18 April, 1850; married 21 March, 1875, George Olney.
    vii. Alvah, born 18 April, 1850; married 20 December, 1876, Eva Miller of Burlington.

Source:  Granger, James N., Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass. and Suffield, Conn., Hartford, CT:  Case, Lockwood, & Brainard Co., 1893.



The Clapp Memorial

55. Jane,5 b. June 5, 1739; m. Feb. 8, 1759, Ebenezer Bird; lived for a time in Dorchester, and had several (13) children, then removed to Williamsburgh, Mass.


Source: Clapp, Ebenezer, The Clapp Memorial: Record of the Clapp Family in America, Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1876, p. 215.



Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve

The year 1816 brought a number of accessions to the population. Among them the families of Robert ENGLE, Thomas and Henry FRANCIS, John COATES with his sons John and Charles and families, Samuel STEWART and Boaz GRANGER.

All came from New York except the STEWARTS. The COATES family had previously lived in New England and probably some of the others…

Lucinda, daughter of Boaz GRANGER came with her parents from New York state in an ox wagon. She was then fifteen years old. The GRANGERS lived for some years in a log house, the chamber floor of which did not extend entirely across the room, but left a space directly over the edge of the fireplace below. The boys, of whom Milton CURTIS (father of J.M. CURTIS of Cleveland) was one, slept in this room and every night before retiring had a frolic. Upon one such occasion, young CURTIS’ trousers were thrown down into the fire and burned up. As they were the only pair he possessed, there was no alternative but to remain all the next day while Lucina and her sister made him a pair out of an old military overcoat.

Lucina became Mrs. Francis BARR and lived to a good old age. She left a family of sons and daughters that were an honor to her and a blessing to the community.

Olive GRANGER, Mrs. John ANIS, yet lives at an advanced age in the home she has occupied for over sixty years. She has been a helpless invalid for several years, tenderly cared for by her daughter Jane. Her sons John and Everett live with her. The whole life of Mrs. ANIS has been marked by ministrations of love, and it must have been of such that the poet Lowell wrote:

"She doeth little kindnesses
Which most leave undone of despise,
For naught that sets one heart at ease,
And giveth happiness and peace,
Is low esteemed in her eyes."


Source:  Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.



History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP HISTORY

In December, 1816, John Coates (popularly known in Royalton as Uncle Jacky Coates), settled with his family upon section twenty-one, where he built at first a house of round logs, which he replaced a year or so afterward with a double log house. The latter was put up by Boaz Granger, who took his pay in land. …
The house built by Granger for Coates was the first one in the township supplied with a cellar, and was regarded as an eminently aristocratic mansion.

Boaz Granger, of whom mention has already been made, came out in 1817. He was a neighbor of Jonathan Bunker in New York, and when he came to Royalton, boarded awhile at the house of the latter. As before stated, he purchased land of John Coates on section eleven, and in part payment built him a house and barn, the latter structure being the first framed building erected in Royalton.


PRINCIPAL TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.

1821. Trustees, Eliphalet Towsley, Israel Sawyer, James Bird; clerk, J. B. Stewart; treasurer, Parley Austin.


Source: Johnson, Crisfield (comp.), History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Part Third: The Townships, D. W. Ensign & Co., 1879; pgs. 510-515. (A transcript of this history can be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcuyah3/royalton.html, retrieved 5 Aug 2017.)



The History of Union County, Ohio

Chapter XIII-Washington Township

Page 661:

James Bird was perhaps the first settler in the western part of the township. He came to it in June, 1839. He had purchased 400 acres in Survey 12, 105 and had to cut a road to the place. His nearest neighbor, when he arrived, was Jeremiah Lingrel, who lived two and a half miles east, a short distance northwest from what is now Byhalia. Mr. Bird was born in New York, and while in that State served in the War of 1812 a short time. He removed to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and thence to Logan County, where in addition to his farm labors, he preached the Gospel to his neighbors and also practiced the "Thompsonian" system of medicine. But after his removal to Washington Township all his energies were given to the development of his farm. He brought with him five children-Gorum, William, Albert, James, and Olive (Ennis). He was born June 8, 1789, and died March 24, 1882.


Page 665:

The first school in the western part of the township was held in a log house which stood on the Bird farm.


Source: Durant, Pliny A., The History of Union County, Ohio, Part V: Township Histories, Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1883.



The History of North Royalton 1811-1991

Page 20:

"The limitations of frontier life were overcome in numerous ways. This book mentions that Mrs. John McClintock Annis, now at an advanced age, had occupied the Annis house on State Road for 60 years and still lived there."

Page 173:

"In 1825 John M. Annis, older son of Stephen, bought approximately 74 acres of land including the orginal Annis home, a log cabin built close to State Road. John M. married Olive Granger, daughter of early Royalton settler Boaz Granger. In the mid 1830's John M. built a small frame home on a knoll behind the log cabin, which was later removed. The home was remodeled and added to by later generations of Annises. John was a part-time farmer, growing grain and cutting and hauling logs from his farm to the Erie Canal. He worked as a cooper from a small shop in the front of his property. As a lawyer he handled a number of lawsuits ranging from property disputes to debts and even a divorce. John M. and Olive remained in the home the rest of their lives."

Source: North Royalton Historical Society, The History of North Royalton 1811-1991, Brunswick, OH: King's Court Communications, 1992, ISBN:0-89139-043-X.


Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

James Bird (M)

#5291

James Bird married Nancy ?.

Child of James Bird and Nancy ?:

James Bird


Nancy ? (F)

#5292

Nancy ? married James Bird.

Her married name was Bird.


James Bird (M)

#5290

James Bird was the son of James Bird and Nancy ?. James Bird married Polly Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Children of James Bird and Polly Bunker:

Gorham Bird

William Bird

Olive Bird

Albert Bird

James Bird


Polly Bunker (F)

b. 22 Jan 1801, #5293

Polly Bunker married James Bird, son of James Bird and Nancy ?. Polly Bunker was born on 22 January 1801. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Polly Bunker They have 5 children and live in Union Co., Ohio. Her married name was Bird.


Source: Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)), https://nha.org/research/research-tools/barney-genealogical-record/, last accessed 7 January 2019.

Note: From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.” MB



National Register of Historic Places

Title:Annis, John M., House
National Register Information System ID:92000174
Applicable Criteria:ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
Architectural Styles:COLONIAL REVIVAL
GREEK REVIVAL
Architects:Unknown
Areas Of Significance:ARCHITECTURE
Periods Of Significance:1900-1924
1825-1849
Significant Years:1833
1914
Resource Type:BUILDING
Related Collections:National Register of Historic Places Collection
Resource Format:pdf
File Size (bytes):22151
Date Published:3/19/1992
Parks:
National Register of Historic Places
Locations:
State: Ohio
County: Cuyahoga County
North Royalton ; 9271 State Rd.
Rating:
Categories:Historic
Asset ID:64010183-a8ae-4106-9495-427a0dc0840b


Source: "Annis, John M., House," National Register of Historic Places, https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail/64010183-a8ae-4106-9495-427a0dc0840b/, last accessed 22 June 2021.

Note: As of 22 June 2021, the report on this house had not been digitized and published to the above site.


Will of Ebenezer Bird

Will of Ebenezer Bird, mentioning his grandson, James Bird
Will of Ebenezer Bird
(mentioning James
Bird, son of his
deceased son James
Bird)

Source: Probate Records, Vol 25-26, 1807-1810, part of Probate Records, 1660-1916; Index, 1660-1971; Author: Massachusetts. Probate Court (Hampshire
County); Probate Place: Hampshire, Massachusetts. Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data:Massachusetts County, District and Probate Courts.


Probate records of Henry Darrall (father of Eliza (Darrall) Granger):

View Henry's probate file:


Images of newspaper articles are shown below as thumbnails. Click on each thumbnail to view a larger version of the article in another tab.

Cleaveland Register
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Death of Cephus Granger
16 Nov 1819, p. 3

The Weekly Marysville Tribune
(Marysville, Ohio)

"Full Term of Court"
10 Oct 1866, p. 3
"The Old People of Union County"
8 Feb 1871, p. 3
"Births and Deaths"
7 Jun 1882, p. 3

Richwood Gazette
(Richwood, Ohio)

"Transfers of Real Estate"
16 Aug 1877, p. 2

Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Birth record of James Bird
James Bird, son of
Ebenezer and Jane
Bird
21 Mar 1775

Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts

Marriage record of James Bird and Nancy Hill
James Bird and
Nancy Hill
27 Jan 1797

Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).



Conway Marriages

BIRD, James and Nancy Hill, both of C., int. Dec. 23, 1796.

Jane and Ira Whitney [q.v.].

Sarah and Nathaniel Marble Jr. [q.v.]

...

MARBLE, Nathaniel Jr. of C. and Sarah Bird of Williamsburg, int. Jan. 15, 1788.

...

WHITNEY, Ira of C. and Jane Bird of Williamsburg, int. Nov. 23, 1789.


Source: Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943, pgs. 127-128, 168, 198.



Cuyahoga county, Ohio

Marriage record of Francis Bark and Lucina Granger
Francis Bark and
Lucina Granger
15 Apr 1824
Film Number 000877912
Marriage license of Seymour Norton and Nancy Granger
Seymour Norton and
Nancy Granger
3 Dec 1836 (license)
Film Number 000872466

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data:Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.


Marriage record of Aaron Granger and Eliza Donell or Dorrell
Aaron Granger and
Eliza Dorrell or Donell
17 Jan 1827
Marriage record of Seymour Norton and Nancy Granger
Seymour Norton and
Nancy Granger
Dec 1836

Source: Ancestry.com. Cuyahoga County, Ohio, U.S., Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810–1973. Microfilm publication, 137 rolls. Reels 1-110. Cuyahoga, Ohio.


Boaz Granger's War of 1812 records:

Soldier grave registration card for Boaz Granger
Boaz Granger's soldier
grave registration card

Source: "Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/996/ohio-soldiers-grave-registration-cards-1804-1958: accessed June 20, 2021).


James E. Bird's War of 1812 records:

View James' pension file:



Copies of census records are shown below as thumbnails. Click on each thumbnail to view a larger version of the record in another tab.

1810

Phelps, Ontario, New York

Boaz Granger household in 1810
Household: Boaz Granger;
Year: 1810;
Census Place: Phelps,
Ontario, New York;
Roll: 33;
Page: 824;
Image: 00245;
Family History Library
Film: 0181387

Name:    Boaz Granger
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    Phelps, Ontario, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    5
Number of Household Members Over 25:    2
Number of Household Members:    7

Source: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1820

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Boaz Granger household in 1820
Household: Boaz Granger;
1820 U S Census;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 56;
NARA Roll: M33_90;
Image: 72

Name:    Boaz Granger
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):    Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Enumeration Date:    August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:    1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:    2
Free White Persons - Under 16:    3
Free White Persons - Over 25:    2
Total Free White Persons:    5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:    5

Source: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1830

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Aaron Granger, John M. Annis, Boaz Granger, and Francis Bark households in 1830
Household: Aaron
Granger; John M.
Annis, Boaz Granger,
Francis Bark
Year: 1830;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Series: M19;
Roll: 129;
Page: 130;
Family History Library
Film: 0337940
Aaron Granger, John M. Annis, Boaz Granger, and Francis Bark household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    Aaron Granger
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Cuyahoga, Ohio, Royalton
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    3
Total Free White Persons:    3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    3

Name:    John M Annis
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Cuyahoga, Ohio, Royalton
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    3

Name:    Boaz Granger
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Cuyahoga, Ohio, Royalton
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    3

Name:    Francis Bark
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Cuyahoga, Ohio, Royalton
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    3
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    5


James Bird household in 1830
Household: James Bird;
Year: 1830;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Series: M19;
Roll: 129;
Page: 131;
Family History Library
Film: 0337940
James Bird household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    James Bird
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):    Cuyahoga, Ohio, Royalton
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):    7

Source: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1840

Washington, Union, Ohio

James Bird household in 1840
Household: James Bird;
Year: 1840;
Census Place: Washington,
Union, Ohio;
Roll: 431;
Page: 15;
Family History Library
Film: 0020178
James Bird household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    James Bird
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Washington, Union, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    2
Free White Persons - Under 20:    3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    3
Total Free White Persons:    6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    6


Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Francis Bark household in 1840
Household: Francis Bark;
Year: 1840;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 389;
Page: 143;
Family History Library
Film: 0020163
Francis Bark household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    Francis Bark
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    4
Free White Persons - Under 20:    7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    9


John Annis household in 1840
Household: John Annis;
Year: 1840;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 389;
Page: 143;
Family History Library
Film: 0020163
John Annis household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    John Annis
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    2
Free White Persons - Under 20:    5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    7


Seymour Norton household in 1840
Household: Seymour
Norton;
Year: 1840;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 389;
Page: 143;
Family History Library
Film: 0020163
Seymour Norton household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry

Name:    Seymour Norton
[Seymour Norton]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):    Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:    1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:    1
Free White Persons - Under 20:    2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:    2
Total Free White Persons:    4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:    4


Source: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1850

Washington, Union, Ohio

James E Bird household in 1850
Household: James E. Bird;
Year: 1850;
Census Place: Washington,
Union, Ohio;
Roll: 736;
Page: 87b

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Francis Bark household in 1850
Household: Francis Bark;
Year: 1850;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 673;
Page: 153a
Aaron Granger household in 1850
Household: Aaron Granger;
Year: 1850;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 673;
Page: 152a
John M. Annis household in 1850
Household: John M. Annis;
Year: 1850;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 673;
Page: 151b

Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan

Seymour Norton household in 1850
Household: Seymour Norton;
Year: 1850;
Census Place: Burlington,
Calhoun, Michigan;
Roll: 348;
Page: 222a

Source: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1850 Agricultural Schedule

See the headings for the agricultural schedule:


Washington, Union, Ohio

William, James E, and Gorum Bird in the 1850 agricultural census
Agent, Owner, or
Manager: James E. Bird;
Census Year: 1850;
Census Place:
Washington, Union, Ohio;
Archive Collection Number:
T1159;
Roll: 10;
Line: 25;
Schedule Type: Agriculture
Part 2 of the agricultural schedule entry
Part 2 of the previous
agricultural schedule entry

Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan

Seymour Norton in the 1850 agricultural census
Agent, Owner, or
Manager: Seymour Norton;
Census Year: 1850;
Census Place: Burlington,
Calhoun, Michigan;
Archive Collection
Number: T1164;
Roll: 1;
Page: 257;
Line: 12;
Schedule Type: Agriculture

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


1860

Union, Washington, Ohio

J. E. Bird household in 1860
Household: J. E. Bird;
Year: 1860;
Census Place: Washington,
Union, Ohio;
Page: 204;
Family History Library
Film: 805044

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Francis Bark household in 1860
Household: Francis Bark;
Year: 1860;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 311
Aaron Granger household in 1860
Household: Aaron Granger;
Year: 1860;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 288
John M. Annis household in 1860
Household: John M. Annis;
Year: 1860;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 288

Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan

Seymour Norton household in 1860
Household: Seymour Norton;
Year: 1860;
Census Place: Burlington,
Calhoun, Michigan;
Page: 754

Source: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


1870

Washington, Union, Ohio

Households of Albert, Gorum, and William Bird in 1870
Households: James Bird;
Year: 1870;
Census Place: Washington,
Union, Ohio;
Roll: M593_1274;
Page: 223B;
Family History Library
Film: 552773

North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Households of Francis Bark in 1870
Households: Francis Bark;
Year: 1870;
Census Place: North
Royalton, Cuyahoga,
Ohio;
Roll: M593_1193;
Page: 597B
Households of Aaron Granger in 1870
Households: Aaron Granger;
Year: 1870;
Census Place: North Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: M593_1193;
Page: 596A
Households of John Annis in 1870
Households: John Annis;
Year: 1870;
Census Place: North Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: M593_1193;
Page: 596B

Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan

Seymour Norton household in 1870
Household: Seymour Norton;
Year: 1870;
Census Place: Burlington,
Calhoun, Michigan;
Roll: M593_666;
Page: 497B

Source: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


1870 Agricultural Schedule

See the headings for the agricultural schedule:


Washington, Union, Ohio

Albert, Gorum, William, and James Bird in the 1870 agricultural census
Agents, Owners, or
Managers: James Bird;
Census Year: 1870;
Census Place: Washington,
Union, Ohio;
Archive Collection Number:
T1159;
Roll: 41;
Line: 22;
Schedule Type: Agriculture
Part 2 of the agricultural schedule entry
Part 2 of the previous
agricultural schedule entry

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


1880

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Aaron Granger household in 1880 
Household: Lorenzo Tupper;
Year: 1880;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 1010;
Page: 344C;
Enumeration District: 074
Lorenzo Tupper household, continued
Part 2 of the previous
entry
John Annis household in 1880 
Household: John Annis;
Year: 1880;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 1010;
Page: 343B;
Enumeration District: 074

Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Fracis Bark household in 1880 
Household: Fracis [sic]
Bark;
Year: 1880;
Census Place: Brooklyn,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll: 1009;
Page: 48D;
Enumeration District: 058

Source: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1880 Agricultural Schedule

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Aaron Granger in the 1880 agricultural census
Agent, Owner, or
Manager: Aaron Granger;
Census Year: 1880;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Archive Collection
Number: T1159;
Roll: 58;
Line: 5;
Schedule Type: Agriculture

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


1900

Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Aaron Granger household in 1880 
Household: John Pay;
Year: 1900;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 5;
Enumeration District: 0233;
FHL microfilm: 1241261
John C. Annis household in 1880 
Household: John C. Annis;
Year: 1900;
Census Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Page: 4;
Enumeration District: 0233;
FHL microfilm: 1241261

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

Deeds in Ontario County, New York

Year
Grantee
Grantor
Lib
Page
1802
Blood, Aaron Bird, James 8
63
1804
Bird, James Marble, Ekkraim 10
125
1816
Granger, Elisha Granger, Boaz 26
326
1817
Averel, Asa Granger, Boaz 28
297
1819
Whitney, Luther Bird, James 35
331
1819
Whitney, Luther Bird, James 35
331
1820
Colwell, Daniel Bird, James 35
331
1822
Densmore, Asa Granger, Boaz 40
255
1822
Densmore, Asa Bird, James 40
258
1832
Granger, Boaz Griffin, Calvin 53
126


Source:  Finke, Dr. Hans-J., Index to Deeds in Ontario County, (NY) 1789 – 1845, http://raims.com/deedmenu.html, last accessed in 2003.


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1826-1828

John Annis, Francis Bark, and James Bird in the 1826-28 Cuyahoga county tax list
Names: John Annis,
Francis Bark,
James Bird
Residence Year: 1828
Residence Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 8

1829-1831

John Annis and James Bird in the 1829-31 Cuyahoga county tax list
Names: John Annis,
James Bird
Residence Year: 1829
Residence Place: Royalton,
Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 9

1833-1835

Boaz and Aaron Granger in the 1833-35 Cuyahoga county tax list
Name: Boaz Granger,
Aaron Granger
Residence Year: 1835
Residence Place:
Royalton, Cuyahoga,
Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 18

1841

Boaz and Aaron Granger in the 1833-35 Cuyahoga county tax list
Name: Aaron Granger,
Boaz Granger
Residence Year: 1841
Residence Place:
Royalton, Cuyahoga,
Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 27

1848-1849

Francis Bark in the 1848-49 Cuyahoga county tax list
Name: Francis Bark
Residence Year: 1849
Residence Place: Parma,
Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 40
Aaron Granger in the 1848-49 Cuyahoga county tax list
Name: Aaron Granger
Residence Year: 1849
Residence Place: Parma,
Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Volume Number: 40

Source: Ancestry.com. Cuyahoga County, Ohio, U.S., Tax Lists, 1819-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Tax Records of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1819-1869.


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North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Gravestone of Boaz and Nancy (Hill) Granger
Boaz and Nancy (Hill)
Granger (full view of
monument)
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Aaron and Eliza E. (Darrall) Granger
Aaron Granger and
Eliza E. (Darrall) Granger
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of John M. and Olive Annis
John M. and Olive Annis
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Francis and Lucina Bark and their daughter, Olive
Francis and Lucina
Granger and their
daughter, Olive
(full view of
monument)
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Plaque for Lucina Bark on the Bark monument
Lucina Bark
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Plaque for Francis Bark on the Bark monument
Francis Bark
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com
Plaque for Olive Bark on the Bark monument
Olive Bark
Photo credit: frank orr,
findagrave.com

Byhalia Cemetery, Byhalia, Union, Ohio

Monument of James and Mary Bird
James and Mary
Bird (full view
of monument)
Photo credit: Thomas
R Ward, findagrave.com
Inscription:
Erected to the Memory
of our
Father & Mother
BIRD
Side of the monument showing James's information
James Bird (from side
of monument)
Photo credit: Robert Tong, findagrave.com
Inscription:
James Bird
Died
Mar 24 1882
Aged
83Y 9M 10D
(Unable to read
epitaph on photos)
Side of monument showing Mary's information
Mary Bird
(from side of
monument)
Photo credit: Robert Tong, findagrave.com
Inscription (right):
Mary
Wife of
Rev.James Bird
Died
Mar 6,1870
Aged
69Y 4M 16D
(Unable to read
epitaph on photos)
Gravestone of J. Bird
J. Bird (individual
stone)
Photo credit: Robert Tong, findagrave.com
Inscription:
J. Bird
Was a Pentioner
of The War 1812
Side of the monument showing James's information
Wife of J. Bird
(individual stone)
Photo credit: Rebecca
Johnson Oldham, findagrave.com
Inscription:
Wife of
J. Bird


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