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James Bird[1, 2]

Male 1783 - 1855


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  • Born  3 Nov 1783  , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  12 Dec 1784  [3
    Census: Federal  1790  , Edgecombe, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • male >16: Peter Bird [at abt 32]
      female [Penelope]
      male <16 [James at 7]
      female [Mary at abt 5]
      female [Nancy at 3]
      1 freed person
      3 slaves
    Move  1794  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship Bond  8 Feb 1805  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "Ordered that James Bird be appointed guardian for the persons and property Erwin Bird, Nancy Bird & Polly Bird orphans of Peter Bird dec'd, he giving bond & security in the sum of two thousand dollars "$20" listed in margin"
    News Article  23 Feb 1805  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Farmer's Gazette 
    • vol. II, no. 79:
      "Notice. After the expiration of nine months from the date hereof, application will be made to the honorable the Court of Ordinary of Hancock county, for leave to sell a tract of land containing 130 acres, on Powell's creek, adjoining Michael and Jordan, lying and being in the said county, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of Peter Bird deceased. James Bird, Guardian. February 22, 1805."
    Court  8 Jan 1806  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • "Whereas James Bird guardian for the heirs of Peter Bird dec'd has advertised and applied for leave to sell a certain tract of land being the real property of the said dec'd containing one hundred and thirty acres on powels creek adjoining Michael and Jordan lying and being in the said county for the benefit of the heirs and credits. It is hereby ordered that the said land be sold agreeable to the law in such case made & provided."
    Land Lottery  1807  , Captain Crowders District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    was awarded lot 58 in district 19 of Baldwin County 
    Tax Return  2 Feb 1807  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • "James Bird, guardian for the heirs of Peter Bird, dec'd, returned an account of moneys paid out for said heirs amounting to sixteen dollars and eighty seven & half cents -- --- ---"
    Account Return  4 Apr 1808  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "James Bird, guardian for Polley Bird, returned an account of monies paid for her amounting to forty dollars 76/100--

      James Bird, guardian for Nancy Bird, returned an account of monies paid for her amounting to sixty two dollars 56/100--"
    Tax Return  8 Feb 1809  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nancy Bird
      1805 To James Bird Guardian Do
      To am o J. Stewarts a/c $18.09 1/4
      To " Do Lus Cill 6.25
      " " Thos Crowders a/c 13.00
      1808 " " G. Stewarts a/c 19.87 1/2
      " " Thos. F. J. Crowder 23.00
      " " Sampson Duggar 19.68 3/4
      Recorded February 8th 1809 of James Bird Guardian of the orphans of Peter Bird decd. Five hundred and seventy three dollars thirty 8 cents infull for Nancy Birds part of said Estate- Henry Collier

      Polley Bird
      To James Bird, Guardian, [?]
      1805
      To Geo Stewart a/c $18.47
      " P. Duggar 1.50
      " Thos. Crowder H 5.00
      " E. Doughty 20.00
      " James Lasseter 2.62 1/2
      1808
    Account Return  6 Mar 1809  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • "James Bird guardian of the Orphans of Peter Bird dec'd returned rec'ts amounting to forty one dollars 62 1/2 cents, expended for Polly Bird during the last year --

      Also a Rec't signed Henry Collier amounting to five hundred and seventy three dollars & 38 cts infull for Nancy Bird's part of said estate --"
    Executor of Will  7 Aug 1809  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • "The last will and Testament of George West dec'd proven in open Court by the oaths of Robert Ridley and Edmund Reid two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded - John Lee and James Bird the nominated Executors qualified. Whereupon It is Ordered that Richard B. Fletcher, Sherwood Womack, William Davenport, Benj. Reid and Reuben Reid be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise on oath the personal Estate of George West dec'd."
    Appointment  4 Sep 1809  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • "James Bird appointed to work on the road from Allen Alfords to the Greene County line"
    Account Return  3 Dec 1810  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • "James Bird guardian to Irwin Bird orphan of Peter Bird dec'd returned an account of monies paid for said orphan amounting to thirty one dollars & four cents."
    Account Return  4 Nov 1811  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • "James Bird guardian to Irwin Bird returned an account of thirteen dollars paid for said orphan."
    Tax List  1812  , Captain Harts District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • James Bird was listed with 4 slaves and 251 acres of 3nd quality land in Hancock County, along the "P.C." water course, adjoining "Alford." He also had a 2-wheel carriage. He paid $2.38 1/2 tax.

      A second entry showed him as "Guardian to Peter Birds Alphins (orphans?), owning 202 1/2 acres of 2nd quality land in Ran[dolph?] County, 17th Dist, No. 35, and paying 51 cents tax.
    Bond  4 Jan 1813  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • "On the petition of Benjamin Jones & James Bird who stand bound as security for Britain Jones as guardian of Thomas Rutland orphan of Randolph Rutland dec'd & on their statement that the said Britain Jones is actually wasting the estate of said orphan - It is ordered that the said Britain Jones shew cause to the next court why he should not give up the property belonging to said orphan or give other security. -"
    Account Return  2 May 1814  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • "James Bird guardian for Irwin Bird orphan returned a receipt in full from said orphan"
    Land  1 Aug 1818  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • State of Georgia This indenture made the 1st day of August in the year of
      our Lord eighteen hundred and eighteen Between James Bird William Mac
      lellan jr Henry Collier & Irvin legal heirs of Peter Bird decd all of the county
      of Hancock and state aforesaid of the one part and Abram Rawls of the county
      and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Bird,
      William Maclellan Jr, Henry Collier and Irvin Bird for and in conside
      ration of the sum of one thouand and sixty four dollars to them in hand
      paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt
      whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold
      and by these presents, do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Abram
      Rawls his Heirs &c all that tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being
      in the county of Hancock and state aforesaid and bounded as follows.
      beginning at a hickory corner on Powells creek and runing thence N 26
      W33.50 along Nathaniel Bells line to a Red Oak corner running thence
      N.53.E.25.50 along said Bells line to a Hickory corner running thence
      S.62.E.17 along Isaac Battles line to a red oak corner running thence
      N.53 1/2 E. 15.75 along said Battles line to a Wawho[?] corner on the long
      Branch runnung thence S.22.E.27.50 along said Branch to a Walnut
      corner running thence S.52.W.32.50 to Powells creek thence along said
      creek as it meanders to the beginning corner. Containing one hun
      dred sixty six and nine tenth acres. Together with all and singular
      the rights, members and appurtenances thereof whatsoever to the said
      Tract or parcel of land being, belonging or in any wise appertaining
      thereto and all the rents, issues and profits thereof and every part thereof
      To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all and
      singular the premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any
      wise appertaining unto the said Abram Rawls his heirs &c for the only
      proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Abram Rawls his Heirs
      and assigns forever. And the said James Bird, William Maclellan Jr
      Henry Collier and Irvin Bird their heirs and assigns personal[?] and
      forever defend the said tract or parcel of land and premises unto
      unto the said Abram Rawls his heirs &c [?]
      other person and persons whatsoever. In Wiitness whereof the said James Bird
      William Maclellan jr Henry Collier & Irvin Bird hath hereunto set their
      hands and seals the day and year above mentioned.
      Signed Sealed & James Bird seal
      delivered in the presence of William Maclellan seal
      James Speir Henry Collier seal
      R. T. Battle J.P. Irwin Bird seal
    Census: Federal  1820  , Captain Fannin's District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • male 26-45: James Bird [at 37]
      female 26-45 [Nancy at 30]
      male 16-26
      male 16-26
      female 10-16 [Lucinda C. at 13]
      male 10-16 [Tamerlane at abt 11]
      male <10 [Gresham at 9]
      female <10 [Lurana at 7]
      female <10 [Julia Ann at 4]
      male <10 [Irwin at abt 2]
      female <10 [Amanda at abt 0]
      14 slaves
    Move  Between 1826 and 1827  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hancock County 
    Tax List  1827  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 17 slaves. He paid $11.81 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 3, lot 251
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      one stalling horse[?] at 6 dollars
    Tax List  1828  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 14 slaves. He paid $5.54 1/2 tax on the following property:
      490 acres of pine land in Irwin County, district 13, lot 118
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 3, lot 237
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 330
    Tax List  1829  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 16 slaves. He paid $6.18 tax on the following property:
      490 acres of pine land in Irwin County, district 13, lot 118
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 3, lot 239
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 330
    Jury Duty  6 Jul 1829  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Grand Jury 
    • "the folloing persons are selected by this court to serve as Grand Jurors of the next Superior Court to be held in and for the County of Decatur to be held on the 2nd Monday in Nov next."
      ...10. James Bird...
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • male 40-50: James Bird [at 45]
      female 30-40 [Nancy at 40]
      male 20-30 [Tamerlane at abt 21]
      male 15-20 [Gresham at 19]
      female 15-20 [Lurana at 17]
      female 10-15 [Julia Ann at 14]
      male 10-15 [Irwin at 12]
      female 5-10 [Amanda Melvena at 10]
      male 5-10 [James Fannin at abt 5]
      female under 5 [Ann B. at 4]
      male under 5 [John J. at 2]
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    Tax List  1830  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 19 slaves. He paid $7.66 1/4 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 330
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 116
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 3, lot 237
    Tax List  1831  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 19 slaves. He paid $7.12 1/2 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 330
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 116
      250 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 237
    Jury Duty  31 Dec 1831  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • "And the following persons were drawn to
      serve as Grand Jurors at the next Term of the Supr
      court to be held in afore said County on the fourth
      Monday in January next from No 1 to No 2
      to wit
      1 Wilson Thompson
      2 Levi W Moore
      3 Richd Wilson
      4 Benjamin Harrison
      5 Wm Owens Senr
      6 Bennett Crawford
      7 Wm Twomy
      8 Jesse Collins
      9 Robert J Chisolm
      10 Martin Hardin
      11 Archy T. OBryan
      12 Wiley Horn
      13 Danl McNair
      14 Danl Bryant
      15 John Hutchison
      16 John Donalson
      17 Thos Harrison
      18 Joseph Grayton
      19 Hezekiah Thomas
      20 Eli George
      21 George R McElvy
      22 Wm Martin
      23 James Bird
      24 Thos P Fain
      25 James Griffin
      26 Elisha George
      27 John B Mills
      28 Joshua Boon
      29 Wm McElvy Sr
      30 John Durham
      31 Asa Hutchins
      32 Ssaml Williams
      33 Danl O Neel
      34 Thomas King
      35 John White
      36 Alexander Douglass"
    Tax List  1832  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Jas. Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 20 slaves. He paid $7.48 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 18, lot 118
      250 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 257
    Tax List  1833  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 20 slaves. He paid $7.33 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 118
      250 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 237
    Tax List  1834  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 21 slaves. He paid $5.16 1/4 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 118
      250 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 237
    Tax List  1835  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • James Byrd paid 1 poll, and owned 18 slaves. He paid $3.63 3/4 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 118
      200 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 237
    Appointment  7 Nov 1836  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    as Guardian 
    • "Ordered that James Bird be appoin
      ted Guardian for Bradford Rogers
      orphan of Sarah Rogers deceased
      by his giving good & sufficient Security
      & otherwise qualifying according to law"
    Guardianship Bond  7 Nov 1836  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Georgia Know all men by these presents
      Decatur County that we James Bird and Gresham
      C. Bird are held and firmly Bound unto their
      Honours the Justices of the Inferior Court for
      said County and their successors in office when
      sitting for ordinary purposes in the Just and
      full sum of Eight hundred Dollars for the
      payment of which sum to the Justices and their
      successors in office we bind ourselves our heirs
      executors and administrators jointly and sever
      -ally firmly by these presents sealed with our
      seals and dated this seventh day of November
      one thousand eight hundred & thirty six (1836)
      The condition of the above obligation is
      such that whereas the said James Bird is this
      day appointed Guardian to Bradford Rogers
      orphan of Sarah Rogers decd- now if the
      said James Bird do well and truly demean him-
      self as Guardian aforesaid agreeably to
      Letters of Guardianship bearing even date
      herewith and agreeable to law in such case
      made and provided the above
      obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in full force and virtue.
      Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in open Court
      James Bird LS
      G. C. Bird LS
      C. M. Amoss - Clerk C.O.
    Tax List  1838  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 19 slaves. He paid $4.62 tax on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
    Tax List  1842  , Captain Herrings District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    • James Bird paid 1 poll, and owned 17 slaves. He paid $7.80 tax (5 3/4 mills) on the following property:
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      350 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 20, lot 20
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 3, lot 237
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 118
      1 1/4 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 20
      one four wheel carriage
    Tax List  1844  , Amsterdam, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    • James Bird paid no polls, and owned 14 slaves. He paid $8.09 tax (5 mills) on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Baker County, district 3, lot 237
      490 acres of pine land in Thomas County, district 13, lot 118
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 20, lot 20
      250 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 380
      1 1/2 acres of 3rd quality land in Decatur County, district 20
      one four-wheel carriage
    Bond  13 Jan 1845  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Georgia Know all men by these Presents that we James Bird Principal &
      Decatur County John Lassetter Security are held & firmly bound unto their Honours the justices of the Inferior Court Sitting for Ordinary Purposes for Said county and their Successors in office & assigns in the just & full sum of four thousand dollars for the payment of which sum to the said court of judges & their successors in office we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators in the whole and for the whole sum jointly and severally & firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals & dated this 13th day of Jany 1845. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound James Bird administrator of the goods Chattels & Credits of Daniel T. Lane late of Said County deceased which have or shall come into the hands possession or knowledge of the Said James Bird or the hands or possession of any person or persons for him & the same so made do exhibit unto the said Inferior court when sitting as a court of Ordinary when he shall be thereunto required & such goods Chattels & Credits do well & truly administer according to law and do make a just & true account of his actings & doings therein where he shall thereunto be required by the court & shall deliver & pay to such person or persons respectively as they may be entitled to the same by Law. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will & Testament was made by the deceased & the same be proven before the said court and Executor obtains a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said James Bird as such case if required render and deliver up the siad letters of administration then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force. Signed sealed and acknowledged in open court
      Attest James Bird LS
      John P. Dickenson C.C.O John Lassetter LS
    Unclaimed Letter  1 Apr 1846  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    • James Bird had a letter waiting for him in the post office.
    Tax List  1850  , Desser, Seminole County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    • Jas. Bird paid no poll [age 67] and owned 12 slaves and a barouch [six-seat chariot]. He paid $8.58 tax (9 mills) on 100 acres of quality 1 land in district 14, lot 191, 342 1/2 acres of quality 3 land in district 14, lot 192, and 250 acres of pine land in district 14, lot 181, all in Decatur County, Georgia.

      As administrator of the estate of Daniel T. Lane, he paid $4.07 (7 1/2 mills) and reported 10 slaves and 109 1/2 acres of quality 3 land in district 22, lot 80 in Decatur County, Georgia.
    Census: Federal  20 Aug 1850  , District 22, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    • 1) James Bird, male age 66, farmer, $2,000 real estate, born in NC
      2) Nancy Bird, female age 59, born in NC
      3) Richard Bird, male age 17, laborer, born in GA, attended school
    Will Written  17 Jul 1852  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • State of Georgia In the name of God amen I James Bird of the County and State
      Decatur County aforesaid, calling to mind that all men must die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other will or wills by me made heretofore or published.

      First. It is my will that my executors hereafter nominated, and appointed shall so soon after my death as practi[c]able pay all of my just debts, and the necessary expenses of my last sickness.

      Secondly. It is my will that my executors deliver to my son Richard L. Bird upon his arriving at the age of twenty one years or marriage a negro Boy or fellow out of my negro property also a good Horse Bridle & Saddle, and a good Bed and furniture, which will make him equal in advancement to the balance of my children heretofore provided for, provided that he is not advanced before my death.

      Thirdly. It is my will that the remainder of my property both real and personal shall go to and be the sole and separate property of my beloved wife Nancy Bird forever in fee Simple. Provided she shall survive me.

      Fourthly. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Nancy Bird and my son in Law Drayton Blackburn my Executors to this my last will and testament.

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and delivered the same in the presence of this 17th day of July 1852
      Richard Sims James Bird seal
      James E. Martin
      Archd S. Curry
    Died  16 Jun 1855  , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Will Proven  21 Sep 1855  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Court of Ordinary for Said County of Early in vacation. Sept. 21st 1855.
      Georgia Before me Saml S. Stefferd Ordinary in and for said county.
      Early County Personally came Nancy Bird, executrix of the last will & testament of James Bird deceased late of said county, and produced the last will & testament of said James Bird deceased, and the said Nancy Bird after being duly Sworn, deposeth and saith that the instrument now presented is the true last will & testament of James Bird deceased that he signed Sealed declared & published it as his last will & testament, freely, voluntarily and of his own accord, without any compulsion or influence whatever, that at the time of the execution of the same said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory - that the same was delivered to her by testator, and has remain in her possession unaltered. Nancy (her X mark) Bird
      Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Sept 21st 1855.
      S. S. Stafferd Ord
      There being no further business the court was adjourned to court in course.
      S. S. Stafford Ord

      In Open Court came Richard Sims One of the Subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of James Bird deceased, who after being duly Sworn, deposeth and saith that he saw the said James Bird Sign Seal publish & declare the same to be his last will & testament- That he was of sound and disposing mind and memory at the time of its execution- that he executed the same freely voluntarily and of his own accord- that offiant signed the same as a witness in the presence of and at the request of Testator. And that he saw James E. Martin and Archibald S. Curry Subscribe the same as witnesses, and in the presence of and at the request of said Testator.
      Sworn to and Subscribed Richard Sims
      S. S. Stafford, Ord.
      The within last Will & Testament of James Bird deceased having been duly proven upon the oath of Richard Sims- It is ordered that the same be admitted to Record.

      Nancy Bird the Executrix appointed in the last Will & Testament of James Bird deceased, appearing in Court and qualifying as such by taking the oath prescribed by Law- It is ordered that Letters Testamentary with a copy of the will annexed do issue to her the said Nancy Bird Executrix as aforesaid.
      It is further ordered that a warrant of appraisement do issue to Isaac Ferguson, James Martin, Saml Fairchilds, Edward Wooten, and _____ Trawick, who are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of said James Bird Decd.

      There being no further business the court was adjourned to court in course.
      S. S. Stafford, Ord.
    Will Recorded  23 Oct 1855  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Georgia Court of Ordinary for said County October term 1855. The within
      Early County last will and testament of James Bird deceased having been duly proven upon the oath of Richard Sims. It is ordered that the same be admit[t]ed to record. S. S. Stafford Ord.
      Recorded Oct 23rd 1855.
    Inventory & Appraisement  20 Feb 1856  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Jas Bird deceased
      No 1 Negro man $400.00
      " 2 " " 400.00
      3 " " 400.00
      4 " " 1000.00
      5 " " 1100.00
      6 " " 1100.00
      7 " " 1000.00
      8 " " 1000.00
      9 woman & child 1100.00
      10 " " 1100.00
      11 " " 300.00
      12 Girl 600.00
      13 " " 600.00
      14 " " 250.00
      15 " " 600.00
      16 Man 1000.00
      Seventy five head of hogs187.50
      Hundred head of Cattle400.00
      Forty head of Sheep 60.00
      Three Mules450.00
      Three Horses225.00
      Two yoke of oxens 80.00
      Two waggons150.00
      Six plows 3.00
      Blacksmith tools 30.00
      Farming Tools 21.00
      one Cotton Gin 45.00
      Three tract pine land750.00
      Plantation 4000.00
      Six pr plow braces[?] 12.00
      one Carriage 15.00
      one Corn Shiller 10.00
      one Straw Cutter 5.00
      Two Sugar Bailers 20.00
      one Mill 10.00
      one pair of Ballances 8.00

      State of Georgia
      Decatur County We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us
      by R. L. Bird agent for Nancy Bird the above & foregoing contains a true
      appraisement of the goods Chattels & Credits of the Estate of James
      Bird decd to the Best of our Judgment and understanding
      Given under our hands & official Signature this 20th Feby 1856
      Richard H. Wooton
      S. S. Traywick Appraisers
      S. M. Roe
      We do hereby Certify that the above appriasers were Sworn to perform their duty according to Law this 20th February 1856
      S. L. Traywick
      Ricard H. Wooton
      S. M. Roe
      Recorded 28th March 1856
      James Bush Ord
    Buried  Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID  I1376  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2011 

    Father  Peter Bird, Jr.,   b. Abt 1758, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Feb 1802 and 28 May 1803, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Penelope Coffield,   b. Est 1758,   d. Aft 1843 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Between Nov 1770 and 1772  , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F507  Group Sheet

    Family  Nancy Ann Jones,   b. 22 Apr 1790, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1873, , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jan 1807  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucinda C. Bird,   b. 29 Nov 1807, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Tamerlane Bird,   b. Abt 1809, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gresham Coffield Bird,   b. 3 Nov 1811, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1863, , , Jackson County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lurana Bird,   b. 17 May 1813, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860
     5. Julia Ann Bird,   b. 14 May 1816, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Irwin Bird,   b. 15 Aug 1818, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1887, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amanda Melvina Bird,   b. 18 Sep 1820, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1898
     8. James W. F. Bird,   b. 26 Oct 1822, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1863
     9. Ann Beatrice Bird,   b. 15 Jan 1826, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1882, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. John Jones Bird,   b. 17 Apr 1828, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1878, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Benjamin Franklin Bird,   b. 1830, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Richard Lawrence Bird, Sr.,   b. Abt 1832, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F506  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1783 - , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , Edgecombe, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1794 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 8 Feb 1805 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Farmer's Gazette - 23 Feb 1805 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - 8 Jan 1806 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 58 in district 19 of Baldwin County - 1807 - , Captain Crowders District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1807 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Return - 2 Feb 1807 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 4 Apr 1808 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Return - 8 Feb 1809 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 6 Mar 1809 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsExecutor of Will - 7 Aug 1809 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - 4 Sep 1809 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 3 Dec 1810 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 4 Nov 1811 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1812 - , Captain Harts District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBond - 4 Jan 1813 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 2 May 1814 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1 Aug 1818 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , Captain Fannin's District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Hancock County - Between 1826 and 1827 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1827 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1828 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1829 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Grand Jury - 6 Jul 1829 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1830 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1831 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - 31 Dec 1831 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1832 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1833 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1834 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1835 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - as Guardian - 7 Nov 1836 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 7 Nov 1836 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1838 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1842 - , Captain Herrings District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1844 - , Amsterdam, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBond - 13 Jan 1845 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUnclaimed Letter - 1 Apr 1846 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1850 - , Desser, Seminole County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 20 Aug 1850 - , District 22, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 17 Jul 1852 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1855 - , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Proven - 21 Sep 1855 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Recorded - 23 Oct 1855 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - 20 Feb 1856 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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