John H. Bird born about 1824 married Susannah Cline, daughter of William Cline and Jane, on 11 Dec. 1845 in Gallia Co. Ohio.David Bird, aged about 23, married Cynthia Cline on 30 Nov 1845 in Gallia Co VA.
In the 1850 Madison Township census records for Jay Co IND you will find William Cline, aged 98, born in New Jersey, and wife Jane, 50, born in VA and children Alexander, Jerusha, Lydia and Charles.They are living nextdoor to David Burd, 26, born in VA, and his wife Cynthia, 20, born in Ohio.
In the 1860 Jay Co census, John H. Burd, born in VA, and wife Susanna, born in Ohio, and their children: William H., Cynthia A., Jerusha, Lydia and Mary E., are living next to her widowed mother Jane Cline, 59, son Charles W..Cynthia A., aged 30, and her son James Perry, 5, are also there, but their last name is shown as Cline instead of as Burd.I don't know if Cynthia was a widow, or her husband was away and she was staying with her mother.I would guess it's the latter, because another researcher tells me she and David had a daughter Mary in 1866.
Other researchers say this William Cline died at age 105 in Jay Co IND in 1855.His father is reportedly a Conrad Cline of Bedford PA.William fought in the Revolutionary War.A book was written by William Du Bois Jr. on his history for the DAR.
I have not found John H. Burd's 1870 census record.Could you tell me where I could find it?I show thatCynthia Cline Burd died in Mecosta Co MI in July 1911.