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Burgeon Bird

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Robeson Township, Berks County, PA, United States
Death: 1755 (47-48)
Tattnall County, GA, United States
Place of Burial: Cobbtown, Tattnall County, GA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Bird, ll and Marie Katrun Bird
Husband of Mary Bird
Father of Andrew Bird; Mary Bird; Christina Bird; Capt. Israel Robeson Bird; Sylvanus Bird and 3 others
Brother of Annie Bird; Sarah Bird; Lieut. Andrew Andrew Francis Byrd, III; George Bird; James Bird and 10 others
Half brother of Henrick Wilston and Margrietje Wilston

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Burgeon Bird

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203116070/burgeon-bird

Moved from Berks County PA to St Phillips Parish on the Ogeechee River, Georgia in the mid to late 1750's because they were promised landgrants. Burgeon Bird, with his family, i.e. wife and children: Christina, Israel, Sylvanus, Abraham, Andrew, Sarah, and Margaret, settled on Black Creek, a tributery of the Ogee chee River, and located in what is now the present Bryan County, Georgia. Except for a few descendents that lived just across the county line in nearby Effingham and Bulloch Counties, GA., almost all of the Bird family plantations and home sites were located in what is now the present day Black Creek area of Bryan County GA., not too far from Pembroke, Bryan County, GA.

ON 6 Jan 1767, Burgeon Bird applied for and received a land grant from the Colonial British Governor for 100 acres on Black Creek, located then in the southern part of St. Phillip Parish, GA. His sons received similar land grants in the same area and about the same time period.

From 1760 to 1770 Burgeon Bird and his sons Andrew, Abraham, and Israel were given land grants amounting to over 400 acres each.

Reference: "Pioneers of Wiregrass, GA", by Judge Folks Huxford and the Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc. of Homerville, Clinch County GA: V. 4 pp 22-23, 395; V. 5, p 573; and V. 6 p 318.

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Burgeon Bird's Timeline

1707
April 30, 1707
Robeson Township, Berks County, PA, United States
April 30, 1707
Raritan R.D. Ch, Raritan, Somerset Co., NJ
1714
1714
Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
1735
1735
1737
1737
1738
1738
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1741
1741
Berks County, PA, United States
1742
1742
1747
1747
Berks, PA, United States