Thomas Bird and Ann --

Citing this biography: Boyd, Michelle, "Thomas Bird and Ann --," article, Olive and Eliza, last accessed [current date]."

Thomas Bird was born about 1613, probably in England. He married Ann --.

Thomas joined the church at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts in 1642. He was a tanner and served as a bailiff in 1654. The Birds' house (known as the Bird-Sawyer House, which stood until sometime after 1940) stood on what is now 41 Humphreys Street in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and his tan-yard was nearby ("nearly opposite").

Thomas died 8 4 month 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Thomas' will was written 12 July 1666 and proved 16 Jul 1667. Ann died 21 6 month 1673 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Thomas and Annís children are:

1 Thomas Bird, born 4 3 month 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, married Thankful Atherton 2 Dec 1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, mentioned in his father's will, freeman 18 Apr 1690, died 30 Jan 1709/10, intestate, buried at Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, was noted in his inventory to have had a "Negro man servant" (name unknown) and a "Negro maid servant" (name unknown).

Wife: Thankful Atherton, b. in 1644 (according to Torrey and Trask) to Humphrey Atherton (according to Trask), made an agreement with her children 8 Mar 1710/11 regarding the estate left to her by her husband (released her right to her children with her children to pay an annual rent to her and allow her use of part of the housing and moveables (which she could use, sell, or dispose of as needed), access to the oven and the little garden, and a portion of the fruit from the trees on the property), d. 11 Apr 1719, buried at Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Children: Joseph Bird, Thankful Bird
(m. Jeremiah Fuller), Sarah Bird (m. Jonathan Jones), Anne Bird (m. John Clark), Thomas Bird, Mary Bird, Submit Bird, Mercy Bird, Patience Bird (died young), Patience Bird, and Benjamin Bird.

2 John Bird, born 11 10 month 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Williams, mentioned in his father's will, freeman 7 May 1673, a selectmen and assessor of Dorchester in 1694-6, part of a committee to lay out land divisions in Dorchester in 1698, noted as blind in 1731, died 2 Aug 1732 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, will written 11 Nov 1724 and proved 28 Aug 1732, buried at Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Wife: Elizabeth Williams, b. abt. 1647 to Richard Williams, d. 20 Oct 1724 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, buried at Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Children: John Bird, Abiel Bird, Damaris Bird (m. -- Hawes), Mehitable Bird (m. -- Blake), Hannah Bird (m. John Dean), Samuel Bird, Elizabeth Bird (m. John Beighton), Katharine Bird (m. Israel Dean), Deighton Bird (female, m. -- Morneck alias Mirick), Silence Bird (m. -- Clapp and William Wright), and Jane Bird (m. -- Wilbore).
4. JOHN2 (Thomas1), b. March 11, 1641; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Williams, of Taunton. He was made

3 Samuel Bird, baptized in Apr 1644 (according to Trask).



4 James Bird, born about 1647, married 1) Mary George 6 Feb 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and 2) Ann Withington 13 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, a tanner and an ensign, mentioned in his father's will, served as constable in 1677 and as a selectman and assessor in 1693, freeman 18 Apr 1690, died 1 Sep 1723 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, buried at Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, inventory taken 26 Nov 1723.

Wife: Mary George, dau. of Nicholas George and Elizabeth --, bap. 21 10th month 1645, died in childbirth 23 Jan 1673 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Wife: Ann Withington, d. 21 Sep 1723 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
 
Children (by Mary): (daughter) Bird
(died young), James Bird (m. 1) Miriam -- and 2) Elizabeth Holbrook), (stillborn? child) Bird.

Children (by Ann): Eunice Bird, Ebenezer Bird, Bebee Bird (m. Remember Preston), Priscilla Bird, Henry Bird (m. Ruth --), and Thomas Bird (m. Mary Clap).

5 Sarah Bird, baptized 12 Aug 1649 (according to Trask), mentioned in her father's will, died 24 2 month 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.



6 Joseph Bird, died 26 7 month 1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.




Summary of Sources

  1. Trask, William B., "Thomas Bird, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 25, January 1871, pgs. 26, 28-29.
  2. Suffolk County (Massachusetts) probate records, 1636-1899, Probate records v. 1-4 1628-1667, FHL Film 007703070, Image 330 of 832, Familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YP-P2YW, last accessed 11 July 2021.
  3. 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).
  4. Pulsifer, David, "Early Records of Boston," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 5, Jan 1851, p. 97.
  5. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, U.S., Town Death Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
  6. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/146/426877117.
  7. "Deposition of John Bird, of Dorchester, 1731," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 13, Oct 1859, p. 342.
  8. Trask, W. B., "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground in Dorchester, MS.," New England Historical & Genealogical Register, vol. 5, Apr 1851, p. 255, 258.
  9. Gravestones of Thomas Bird, Thankful Bird, John Bird, Elizabeth Bird, and James Bird, Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


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The house in 1637
Drawing of what
the house would
have looked like
in 1637
The house in 1667
Drawing of what
the house would
have looked like
in 1667 (second
floor added)
The house in 1776
Drawing of what
the house would
have looked like
in 1776
The house in about 1905
Photograph of
the house in about
1905
Southwest view of the house in 1940
View of the house
from the southwest,
5 April 1940
Southeast view of the house in 1940
View of the house
from the southeast,
5 April 1940
Northwest view of the house in 1940
View of the house
from the northwest,
5 April 1940
Front entrance vestibule of the house in 1940
Front entrance
vestibule from
southwest,
5 April 1940
Front hallway toward door to southwest room
Front hallway toward
door to southwest
room,
5 April 1940
Southwest room (showing east wall) in 1940
Southwest room,
showing east wall,
5 April 1940
Mantel in southwest room (first floor)
Mantel in southwest
room (first floor),
5 April 1940
Rear stairway to second floor in west hallway
Rear stairway to
second floor in west
hallway,
5 April 1940
Mantel in southwest room (second floor)
Mantel in southwest
room (second floor),
5 April 1940
Window sash and trim, southwest room (second floor)
Window sash and
trim, southwest
room (second floor),
5 April 1940
Cover sheet of the HABS drawings of the Bird-Sawyer House
Cover sheet
Drawing of basement plan, attic framing plan, and state tablet
Basement plan,
attic framing plan,
and state tablet
Drawing of first and second floor plans
First and second
floor plans
Drawing of the east and south elevations
East and south
elevations
Drawing of the west and north elevations
West and north
elevations
Cross section drawing of the house
Cross section
Drawing of vestibule exterior details and door sections
Vestibule exterior
details and door
sections
Drawing of window details
Window details
Drawing of staircase details
Staircase details
Drawing of principle mantels and interior finish
Principle mantels
and interior finish
Drawing of some of the hardware in the house
Hardware sheet A
Drawing of additional hardware in the house
Hardware sheet B
Drawing of the oven door and register grille
Oven door and
register grille

For more information on this house, see Liz Atterbury's post on the Bird-Sawyer House.

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Thomas Bird, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants

THOMAS1 BIRD was born in England about the year 1613, in the reign of James the First. As to the time of his arrival in this country we are not informed. He joined the church in Dorchester in 1642, after its reorganization under the distinguished Rev. Richard Mather. He was made a bailiff in 1654, and was by occupation a tanner. He lived on what is now called Humphreys street. His tan-yard was on the ground nearly opposite, a little to the north-east, of the present residence of Thomas Groom, Esq., where a few years ago the yard and pits might have been seen. Jonas Humphreys and his son James were also tanners and neighbors to Mr. Bird, owning and occupying land at the south end of the above named street. Among his cotemporaries in the same respectable and lucrative business, in the town, were John Glover, John Gornhill and others, as also Jeremy Houchin and Henry Bridgham, of Boston, who were formerly of Dorchester.

Thomas Bird died June 8, 1667, aged 54. His will was proved July 17, 1667. (See Reg., vol. xvi. p. 161.) Appended is a fac-simile of his signature to that document. The inventory of his estate, taken by John Capen, Sen. and Jasper Rush, amounted to the large sum in those times, of about one thousand pounds. His widow, Ann, died Aug. 21, 1673. They had:--

Thomas Bird's signature

2. i. THOMAS, b. May 4, 1640; d. Jan. 30, 1709-10.

3. ii. JOHN, b. March 11, 1641; d. Aug. 2, 1732.

iii. SAMUEL, bap. April, 1644.

4. iv. JAMES, b. about 1647; d. Sept. 1, 1723.

v. SARAH, bap. Aug. 12, 1649; d. April 24, 1669.

vi. JOSEPH, died Sept. 26, 1665.


2. THOMAS2 (Thomas1), b. May 4, 1640; m. Thankful, dau. of Humphrey Atherton, Feb. 2, 1665. He was made freeman, April 18, 1690; died Jan. 30, 1709-10. She was born in 1644; died April 11, 1718. The inventory of his estate, taken by Daniel Preston, James Foster and James Blake, was £570.14.5. Among his effects were a Negro man servant, valued at £45; a Negro maid servant, at £30; housing orchard, meadow and other lands, £390.

On the 8th of March, 1710-11, there was an agreement between the widow and children of Thomas Bird, late of Dorchester, deceased, intestate. The widow releases all her right unto her children, unto the housing, lands and other estate of her deceased husband, except the right in the dwelling house and other privileges mentioned and to her reserved. In consideration the Children agree to pay their Mother the Annual rent of £10, viz., Joseph 2/10 and each of the other children in a just proportion. The Mother freely to enjoy, during her life, one third part of all the housing, convenient part of the cellar, and liberty of the Oven as she shall have occasion, and the little Garden and such part of the fruit of any of the Fruit Trees on any part of the Lands as she desires for her own eating, while growing on said Trees, and one third of the moveables, which their Mother may sell or Dispose of as her own Comfort if needed by her, otherwise to come in a just Division at her decease. That Benjamin Bird, one of the sons of the deceased, in Consideration of £470 paid to the rest of the Children, shall Enjoy all the housing, Land and Moveable estate of our said Deceased Father, except the right of common and undivided Lands in the New Grants and the housing and moveables set out to our Mother. Signed by Thankful Bird, Joseph Bird, Benjamin Bird, Jeremiah Fuller, Jonathan Jones, Sarah Jones, John Clark, Isaac Howe, Submit How, Edward White, Patience White, Mary Bird and Mercy Bird.

Thomas and Thankful (Atherton) Bird had:--

5. i. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 1, 1666; d. March 9, 1711-12.

ii. THANKFUL, b. Feb. 6, 1667; m. 1700, Lieut. Jeremiah Fuller, of Newton. She was his third wife; died 1720; she had six children. Mr. Fuller had a fourth wife, who died in 1742. He died Dec. 23, 1743, aged 85. See Jackson's History of Newton, 280, and Savage's Dictionary.

iii. SARAH, b. Oct. 24, 1669; m. Jonathan Jones, April 7, 1709.

iv. ANNE, b. Nov. 8, 1671;m. John Clark, of Newton, April 16, 1697. (For the names of their six children and their births, see Jackson's Hist. of Newton, page 258, where it is erroneously stated that John Clark, Jr. m. Ann Pierce, of Dorchester, instead of Anne Bird. There was no Ann Pierce in Dorchester, that we know of, at that date.)

v. THOMAS, b. Aug. 11, 1673. He was one of the "Canada soldiers," under the command of Capt. John Withington, of Dorchester, in the famed expedition of 1690. Of the seventy-five in that company, forty-six, says the Church records, never returned. Thomas Bird was, doubtless, among the lost. In the list of those who were admitted by the general court of Massachusetts, as settlers or grantees into a new Township in the county of Worcester, Mass., about January, 1737-8, (incorporated in 1765, by the name of Ashburnham), was "Benjamin Bird, ju. of Dorchester, in the right of his Vncle, Thomas Bird." See Register, xvi. 148, 149; Hist. of Dorchester, p. 256.

6. vi. MARY, b. Jan. 26, 1674.

7. vii. SUBMIT, b. May 13, 1678.

viii. MERCY, b. Feb. 6, 1679.

ix. PATIENCE, b. Nov. 19; d. Dec. 25, 1681.

x. PATIENCE, b. Nov. 27, 1683; d. Dec. 11, 1757.

9. xi. BENJAMIN, b. April 13, 1686; d. suddenly, March 29, 1757.


4. JOHN2 (Thomas1), b. March 11, 1641; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Williams, of Taunton. He was made freeman May 7, 1673; was one of the Selectmen and Assessors of the town of Dorchester, in 1694, '95, '96. She died Oct. 20, 1724, aged 77. He died Aug. 2, 1732, in ye 91st year of his age. See copy of grave-stone inscription, Register, vi. 179; deposition (1731), do. xiii. 342. Will of John Bird, made Nov. 11, 1724. Proved Aug. 28, 1732. Mentions dau. Damaris Hawes, decd and her children; to grandson Wm. Wright, lands from the right of my father-in-law Richard Williams, if he the sd Wm. arrive to the age of 21 years; grandson John Bird; special bequests are made--the residue to be divided into ten parts, to each heir a Portion, viz.: son John Bird, dau. Abial Bird; son Samuel Bird, daus. Mehitable Blake, Hannah Dean, Elizabeth Beighton, Catharine Dean, Deighton Morneck, alias Mirick, Silence Clapp and Jane Wilbore. Inventory of the estate, £470.10. John and Elizabeth (Williams) Bird had:--

10. i. JOHN, b. Dec. 26, 1670; d. Aug. 5, 1745.

11. ii. ABIEL, bap. April 27, 1673.

iii. DAMARIS, b. Sept. 18, 1675; m. Hawes.

iv. MEHITABLE, m. Blake.

v. HANNAH, b. Dec. 16, 1677; m. John Dean, of Taunton, Sept. 21, 1699. She "took hold on ye Covenant" of the Church in Dorchester, Sept. 8, 1700. For the births of their nine children in Taunton, see Register, xvi. 327.

12. vi. SAMUEL, b. April 14, 1680; d. March 20, 1740.

vii. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 4, 1682; m. John Beighton; d. Dec. 5, 1732.

viii. KATHARINE, b. March 14, 1685; m. Israel Deane, of Taunton, March 20, 1704-5. He was a son of John Deane of Taunton, son of John, and was born Aug. 4, 1685, d. July 14, 1719. His wife survived him. See Register, iii. 386. Names and dates of births of their six children in Register, xvii. 235.

ix. DITTON (a daughter), b. Nov. 10, 1687; m. Morneck alias Mirick.

x. SILENCE, b. Feb. 14, 1689-90; m. William Wright, "of Great Brittaine."

xi. JANE, b. June 25, 1693; m. Wilbore.


4. JAMES2 (Thomas1), b. about 1647; married Mary George, April 6, 1669. She died in child-bed, Jan. 23, 1673. He m. Ann Withington, Nov. 13, 1679, who died Sept. 21, 1723. He was a tanner by trade; was made freeman April 18, 1690. He is called "Ensigne;" was constable in 1677; one of the Selectmen and Assessors in 1693; died Sept. 1, 1723. It may be observed that Mr. Bird, his widow Ann, and daughter Priscilla, died in the same month, namely September, 1723. Inventory of his estate taken, by James Blake, Junr, Preserved Capen, and Thomas Wiswell, Nov. 26, 1723. Amount, £1107.16.8. Mentions about 90 acres of land. James Bird and wife Mary had:--

i. A daughter, b. Sept. 22; d. Oct. 1, 1670.

13. ii. JAMES, b. Dec. 27, 1671; d. Sept. 15, 1728.

By wife Ann (Withington) Bird had:--

iii. EUNICE, b. Oct. 16, 1680; d. Aug. 3, 1709.

iv. EBENEZER, b. Jan. 30, 1683; d. Jan. 18, 1703, by a fall from his horse.

v. BEBEE, b. May 22, 1686; m. Remember Preston, May 3, 1705. He was the son of Daniel and Abigail (Jackson) Preston, and grandson of Deacon Daniel and Mary. See "Preston Family," Register, xiv. 26, where it says he "left no issue." She died Dec. 25, 1746, aged 61. Register, vi. 239.

vi. PRISCILLA, b. April 10, 1688; d. Sept. 24 (grave-stone says 23), 1723.

14. vii. HENRY, b. March 20, 1689-90; d. May 5, 1756.

15. viii. THOMAS, b. Jan. 1, 1692-3; d. May 3, 1770.


Source: Trask, William B., "Thomas Bird, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 25, January 1871, pgs. 21-24.


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Will of Thomas Bird

Copy of the will of Thomas Bird
Copy of the will of
Thomas Bird

Source: Suffolk County (Massachusetts) probate records, 1636-1899, Probate records v. 1-4 1628-1667, FHL Film 007703070, Image 330 of 832, Familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YP-P2YW, last accessed 11 July 2021.

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Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Marriages:

Marriage record of Thomas Bird and Thankful Atherton
Thomas Bird and
Thankful Atherton
2 Dec 1665
Marriage record of James Bird and Mary George
James Bird and
Mary George
6 Feb 1669
Marriage record of James Bird and Ann Withington
James Bird and
Ann Withington
13 Nov 1679

Deaths:

Death record of Joseph Bird
Joseph Bird, son of
Thomas Bird
26 7 month 1665
Death record of Thomas Bird
Thomas Bird, Senr.
8 4 month 1667
Death record of Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird, daughter
of Thomas Bird
24 2 month 1669
Death record of the Widow Bird
The Widow Bird
21 6 month 1673
Death record of Mary Bird
Mary Bird, wife of
James Bird
23 Jan 1673
Death records of James Sr., Ann, and Priscilla Bird
James Bird Senr.
1 Sep 1723 and
Ann Bird,
21 Sep 1723
Death record of John Bird
John Bird
2 Aug 1732

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).



A Register of the Birthes & Deaths in Dorchester from the Yeare Vntill the First Month 1644

Thomas the sonne of Thomas Bird & Anne his wife was borne the 40. (30.) 1640.

John the sonne of Thomas Bird & Anne his wife was borne the 110. (10.) 1641.


Source: Pulsifer, David, "Early Records of Boston," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 5, Jan 1851, p. 97.



Name:    Elizabeth Bird
Birth Year:    abt 1647
Age:    77y
Death Date:    20 Oct 1724
Burial Place:    Dorchester
Relative:    w. John


Source: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, U.S., Town Death Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.



BIRD, James (ca 1647-1733, 1723?) & 1/wf Mary GEORGE (1645-1673); 6 Apr 1669; Dorchester {George 90; Sv. 1:182; Reg. 25:23, 75:145; Dorchester Ch. Rec. 24; Bird (1871) 12; Smith-Bryant 116; Blake-Glidden 45; Dorchester VR 22}

BIRD, James (1644-1733, 1723?, 1725?) & 2/wf Ann WITHINGTON (1656-1723); 13 Nov 1679; Dorchester {Bird (1871) 12; Reg. 25:23; 75:144; Smith-Bryant 116; Blake-Glidden 45}

BIRD, John (1641-1732) (blind) & [Elizabeth WILLIAMS] (1647-1724), Taunton; by 1670; Dorchester {Dorchester Hist. 110, add; Bird (1871) 11; Merrick 20; Williams (,18) 38; Leonard (,3) 18; Lincoln (G LIN 12) 28; Sv. 1:182; Taunton Min. 2:45; Wethersfield 2:824; TAG 10:29; Dorchester Ch. Rec. 24; Bangs 29; Smith-Bryant 115, 116, 328; Reg. 5:396, 414, pencil add, 13:342, 25:23; Blake-Glidden 45, 269}

BIRD, Thomas1 (?1613-1667) & Anne ____ (-1673); by 1640; Dorchester {Bird (1871) 9; Sv. 1:182; Pope 321; Topliff (1906) 20; Reg. 5:395, 16:161, 25:21, 38:404, 75:145; Blake-Glidden 45; McCormick-Hamilton 89; Smith-Bryant 115}

BIRD, Thomas2 (1640-1710) & Thankful ATHERTON (1644-1719); 2 Feb 1665/6, 2 Apr 1665; Dorchester (McCormick-Hamilton 89 wrong) {Dorchester Hist. 105, 110; Pope 321, 323; Howe 2:8; Williams (,18) 35; Sv. 1:73, 182; Bird (1871) 10; Topliff (1906) 20; Dorchester Ch. Rec. 24; Dorchester VR 21; Tingley-Meyers 143; Putnam's Mag. 7:101; Reg. 4:279, 5:395, 25:24, 32:201, 71:265; Smith-Bryant 116; Pope's Pioneers 22; Blake-Glidden 45; McCormick-Hamilton 89}


Source: Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/146/426877117.


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Deposition of John Bird, of Dorchester, 1731
Deposition of John
Bird, of Dorchester,
1731

Source: "Deposition of John Bird, of Dorchester, 1731," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 13, Oct 1859, p. 342.


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Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Gravestone of Thomas Bird
Thomas Bird
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Gravestone of Thankful Bird
Thankful Bird, widow
of Thomas Bird
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James,
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Gravestone of John Bird
John Bird
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James,
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Gravestone of Elizabeth Bird
Elizabeth Bird, wife
of John Bird
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James,
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Gravestone of James Bird
James Bird
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Here Lyes ye Body of Mr John Bird who died August ye 2d 1732 in ye 91st year of his age.

...

Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Bird Wife of Mr. John Bird Aged 77 Years Decd Oct ye 20eth 1724.


Source: Trask, W. B., "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground in Dorchester, MS.," New England Historical & Genealogical Register, vol. 5, Apr 1851, p. 179, 257.



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