Benjamin Freeman Bird[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1778 - 1861  (83 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Freeman Bird 
    Born 19 Jan 1778  Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Calling 17 Jul 1848  Lake Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Branch President & Bishop 
    Residence 17 Jul 1848  Lake Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Endowed (LDS) 16 Apr 1851  POFFI Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Baptized (LDS) 18 Jun 1854  [13
    Buried Feb 1861  Springville, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Feb 1861  Springville, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2475  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2012 

    Father Jeremiah Bird,   b. 1745/1748, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1788, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Marsh,   b. 1750, Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1768 
    Sealed P (LDS) 17 Jun 1981  PROVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2266  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Marabah Reeves,   b. 6 May 1784, Rahway, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1833, Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1801  , Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Phineas Reeves Bird,   b. 29 Jan 1802, Flanders, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1850, Zodiac, Gillespie, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Charles Bird,   b. 19 Sep 1803, Flanders, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1884, Mendon, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. George Bird,   b. 19 Mar 1805, Flanders, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Bird,   b. 22 Dec 1806, Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1879, Saint George, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Polly Bird,   b. 8 Feb 1809, Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Polly Bird,   b. 23 Jun 1815, Hector, Schuyler, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Bird,   b. 24 Jan 1819, Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Richard Bird,   b. 13 Oct 1820, Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1895, Springville, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. William Bird,   b. 18 Jul 1823, Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1894, Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Samuel Bird
     11. Kelsey Bird
     12. Amanda Ann Bird
    Family ID F2263  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Jane Crain,   b. 2 Jun 1797, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1865 or 1866, Wellsburg, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1833 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Jane Bird,   b. Abt 1834, Southport, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1912  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Benjamin T. Bird,   b. 20 Jun 1837, Wellsburg, Chemung, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1864  (Age 27 years)
     3. Martha Marie Bird,   b. 2 Jun 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1903  (Age 62 years)
     4. Clarinda Bird
     5. Cordelia Bird
    Family ID F2264  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Jane Jones Frylick,   b. 22 Jun 1801, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1881, Clover Valley (Barclay), Lincoln, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1852  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2265  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1852 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo : Block 118 Lot 2 S/2
      T6 R5 Sec 8 NE 50 acres

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 5, pp 443-446
      High Priests, Nauvoo and Salt Lake, pp 12-13
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, by Black and Black, Vol 1, pp 411-415

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      Utah in 1850
      Conquerors of the West: Sons of Utah Pioneers, Vol 1, pp 281-283

      OTHER SOURCES:
      History, Benjamin Freeman BIRD and Marabah REEVES, 12 p
      History, 3 p
      Benjamin Freeman BIRD Ancestry, Research Report #1, 1995, John M Kirtziller II

      SPOUSE NAME VARIANT: Marabe REEVES; Maribah REEVES
      SPOUSE #2 NAME VARIANT: Margaret CRANE


      (The Jonathan Browning lot had been owned from 1840 to 1843 by the Benjamin Bird family, converts to the church from New York state)

      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "Bishop 24 July 1846, V. 1 p. 4"

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] USA - 1850 United States Census, US Census Bureau.

    2. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , by Black and Black, Vol 1, pp 411-415.

    3. [S121] Book - Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, 4 vols., Youngberg, Florence C., Compiler, (Sons of the Utah Pioneers, 1999), : Sons of Utah Pioneers, Vol 1, pp 281-283.

    4. [S61] LDS - High Priests, Nauvoo and Salt Lake, , pp 12-13.

    5. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), Vol 5, pp 443-446.

    6. [S492] Internet Link - "A Room of Round Logs with a Dirt Roof: Ute Perkins' Stewardship to Look after Mormon Battalion Families, Eugene H. Perkins and Waldo C. Perkins, (Mormon Historical Studies, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 2000), Mormon Historical Studies, Spring 2000, p. 61-72.

    7. [S10] Periodical - The Nauvoo Journal, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1989-1999), Milo Andrus Company, 1850.

    8. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    9. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

    10. [S2586]

    11. [S54104] LDS - Lake Branch (Iowa) records, film 1923pt4..

    12. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).

    13. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.