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Andrew Bird

Also Known As: "Byrd", "Andreas Bordt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Long Island
Death: January 1693 (41-42)
Queens County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bird
Husband of Hannah Bird
Father of Andrew Bird, ll; Thomas Bird; Sarah Smalley; Elisha Elias Bird; George Joris Bird and 5 others

Occupation: weaver
Managed by: Lou Gibbens III
Last Updated:

About Andrew Bird

https://www.ourfamtree.org/descend.php/Abraham-Byrd-I/135760


GEDCOM Note

[sophia sadowski.FTW]

Subj: Re: Mary Bordt Date: 98-06-29 13:12:45 EDT From: PdxTeacher To: PatAnder73

Patrick I am descended of Andrew Bordt, and would like to share any information that you have or may want of his life and his descendants. I can readily accept a GEDCOM file. If you let me know what you are interested in return, I will gladly send you a file on that. Thanks, Dick Bucknum +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Subj: Re: Mary Bordt Date: 98-07-03 15:31:39 EDT From: PdxTeacher To: PatAnder73

Patrick I haven't forgotten about you, it is just that most of my early Bird info is in written notes. I haven't entered it into my database yet, because I am missing one firm connection between Colonel Abraham Bird and his alleged son Andrew Jackson Bird.

I went through my records and found the following in the Reformed Dutch Church baptismal records of Raritan, NJ. On August 1, 1704, the same day that Andries Bird baptized Mary, Antony and Maria baptized Britjert, as witnessed by the wife of a Broekaerts. Antony's surname was illegible but could have been an attempt at Sadowski. The Broekaert was probably a sister-in-law of Andries wife, Marie Broucard. Britjert doesn't appear in your records, so I thought that I would pass this on immediately.

I know that it isn't a definate link for you, but something that you may want to investigate further. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I get all of my Bird data entered and I would be happy to forward my GEDCOM to you at that time. Could you send me a copy of your GEDCOM also?

A quick summation of your Bird ancestry is that Andrew is first noted in the records of Newtown, NY in 1678, he deposed at the age of 31in 1681, owned several tracts of land in Newton and in the 1698 census had a household of 8 persons. Since his son is referred to as "Junior" when appointed Overseer in Somerset Co., NJ in 1711, Andrew Sr. was probably still alive at that time. I haven't been able to find any record of Andrew Sr or the baptisms of his children in the NY Dutch Reformed Church records that I have read. Consequently, his nationality is unknown. There is also a James Bird who was taxed in East Hampton, NY in 1675. Several studies seem to believe that they are related and that James may have come from CT or MA. At this time, I believe that any connection between James and Andrew would be highly suspect unless firmly documented. It is interesting to note that in the available records that I have seen, the spelling of the name is dependant upon the record-keeper. Under the initial minister of the NJ Church, it is always written as Bort, while his successor wrote it as Bordt. Newtown records write it as Andrew Burd in 1678 and Andrew Bird in subsequent entries. Each of the resultant families used the Bird spelling once they removed from NJ. The 1723 will of an Andew Bird of NJ, which I have not seen, is alledged to state that his wife's name is Mary. It is my suspicion that this is Andrew Bird Sr. This is based, circumstantially, on some marriage records in PA and VA, the apparent flow path of Andrew Bird III, and tax records in PA and GA, the apparent flow path of Borgon Bird. Based upon the interactions per the NJ baptismal records, it appears that Andrew Sr. had: Andrew, Jr., Thomas, George and Mary. If they were all still living at home in 1698, this would account for 5 of the 8 residents. Since people seldom remained single for long, especially if they had children, there was probably a wife also; which leaves 2 unaccounted for. There is a Kaetlyn Bort who witnesses the baptism of Andrew's son Abraham 8/2/1710. The record doesn't indicate that she is someone's wife, although Thomas baptized Merrietien the same day and, alledgedly, the will of John Covert, which I have not seen, indicates that he has a daughter Catherine Bird. Kaetlyn could be another sister or the wife of Thomas. As to the unaccounted residents, they could be daughters or aged relatives, at this point I don't know which. That gives you what I know and some of what I suspect regarding your direct Bird ancestry. If you have any other info on the Bird line, please let me know. Thanks, Dick

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Andrew Bird's Timeline

1651
1651
Long Island
1670
1670
Age 19
Oyster Bay, Nassau Co., Long Island, NY
1673
1673
Age 22
Oyster Bay, Long Island, Province of New York
1673
Age 22
New York, United States
1678
1678
Age 27
Mespath Kills, Newtown, Queens Co., NY
1679
1679
Age 28
1682
1682
Age 31
Newtown, Queens Co., Long Island, NY
1683
April 25, 1683
Age 32
Piscataway, Middlesex County, NJ
1684
1684
Age 33
Queens, Queens County, NY, United States