Thank you in advance for your help on trying to find our 2 Bird Connections. These 2 Birds connect in my ancestry. The history of this Family begins with a James Peters coming to America from England by way of Ireland in 1740-49. James married a Mary Bird in 1749. In 1750, James drowned in the Susquehanna River while trying to rescue a woman who fell over a flatboat. Posthumously, a John Peters was born. This John Peters married a Rachel Pownall in 1779 in Hunterdon County, NJ. Rachel's mother was Effie (Bird) Pownall. John and Rachel lived and had children in Philadelphia County, PA from 1786 to 1792. They then removed to Hampshire County, WV(Three Churches area near Romney, WV). In 1811, after all their children removed to Ohio, they to moved to Pike County, Ohio.
Effie Bird (b. 1725 NJ - Per Family History Center IGI) m. Reuben Pownall in about 1747. Reuben and Effie (Bird) Pownall had a daughter, Rachel (b. 1756). Rachel Married John Peters(son of James and Mary 'Bird' Peters).
Daughter of Elisha Bird and Cathrina Ringo(dau. Of Albertus and Jane Ringo) based on the following and thanks to Judy Pisano at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~birdnjhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~birdnj; Bob Ringo, a Ringo Researchers at www.ringofamilyhistory.com; and Herman Fagley of Ohio.
1)Cathrina Ringo had a sister named Aeftje. This Phonetically is "Effie". 2)Effie named her oldest daughter Jane. Cathrina's mother was Jane. 3)Elisha Bird's son, Elisha, Jr. named a son Reuben. 4)Effie and Reuben named a son Elisha. 5)The Peters had Elisha Bird Peters in each 4 generations later. 6)The name Albert 3 generations later. 7)Ringos lived 10 miles from Pownall's on opposite sides of Delaware River.
Here, I have sent you a list of 15 Mary Bird's. Mary Bird #005 was James Bird's of Spring Valley, Ohio speculation 2 years ago in 1998. He had sent Eleanor Bird of NJ a description of possibilities. Please take a look to see if we can eliminate from any possibility the other 15 Mary Bird's.
Which Mary Bird is it?
81%#001-Mary Birdb. 1725 PAd. 1780 Hampshire Co., WVFather:Andrew BirdMother:Magdalene Jonesm. Stephen Ruddell 1753 => This Family moved to Hampshire County, WV
82%#002-Mary Birdb. 1735 Douglasville, Berks Co., PAFather:Burgeon BirdMother:Mary Roebson => James Bird suggested that this Mary had a child out ofwedlock. => Mary Robeson was said to be born in Hopewell, NJ ( Ringo'slived here) => This Family moved to Tatnall County, GA
81%#003-Mary Birdb. 1731 Accomack County, VAFather:Daniel BirdMother:Unknown => Esther Preeson's brother Thomas lived in Accomack County,VA => had a brother Scarburg, Could there be a Tobias Petersconnection?
80%#004-Mary Birdb. 1709 Elizabeth, Essex Co, NJFather:Jerimiah Bird Mother:Abigail Jones m. John King (had a child Abigail King in 1738)
89%#005-Mary Birdb. 1730 Philadelphia Father:John BirdMother:Margaret Steelman => James Bird 1998 Theory => This John Bird is the son of Thomas & (Sarah Empson) Bird=> Thomas Bird is the son of Thomas and Mary (Hewlett) Bird=> Thomas is the son of John & Grace (Stegge) Bird => This follows the Admiral Bird line Theory of Genevieve Obetz => Sarah Empson's half sister, Mary married a Thomas Peters => Is there a Elizabeth Hewitt in Pownall? Versus a Hewlett here? => How are the Peters of Dr. Charles Peters tied in with Hewlett's?=> DE Bird connection to the NJ Birds by Ella Olafdatter Stille
81%#006-Mary Birdb. 1706 Westover, VA Father:WilliamMother:Lucy Parke => This is the Admiral Byrd Line in VA
83%#007-Mary Birdb. 1710 Somerset Co., NJFather:Thomas BirdMother:Catherine Covert => Could John C. Peters' middle name be Covert => This would be Effie Bird's cousin(Thomas and Elisha werebrothers) => Mary's brother Andrew married Margaret Wortman/Workman
0%#008-Mary Birdb. 1721 Elizabeth, Union County, NJd. 09/03/1736 NJ per "cemetery records" Judy PisanoFather:Joseph Bird Mother:Elizabeth Judy Pisano visited gravesite, buried next to parents
0%#011-Mary Birdb. 1714 Newcastle, DE Father:Thomas BirdMother:Sarah Empson m. James Armstrong in 1734 (4 children)
=> children from 1736 - 1758 => Sarah Empson's half sister, Mary married a Thomas Peters
83%#012-Mary Birdb. 1704 Father:Andrew BirdMother:Marie Brokaw => This is Effie Bird's cousin (Andrew and Elisha were brothers)=> William Bird of Birdsbor, PA sister - Al Peters wife decendfrom this line of Birds => William Bird of Birdsboro didn't live that far off from theSusquehanna River.
0%#013-Mary Birdb. 1676 d. 1752-58 Romney, Patterson's Creek, WVm. 1st Antony Sadowsky 2nd Palmer(PA) m. 2nd Palmer d. 1750 will proved in Philadelphia, PA Father:Andrew BirdMother:Mary
=> This is Elisha Bird's sister => Could this Palmer be Actually Peters? Not likely Disproved bywills => This Mary moved to Hampshire County, WV between 1750-52