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Captain George Byrd (Bird)

Birthplace: Augusta Co., VA, United States
Death: 1826 (58-67)
Shenandoah Co., VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Abraham Byrd and Rachel Speers Byrd
Husband of Hannah Byrd
Father of Lydia Catherine Conn; Reuben Allen Byrd; Andrew Byrd; Judge Mark Byrd; Abraham Byrd and 1 other
Brother of Andrew J. Byrd; Elizabeth Jones; Mary Moore; Magdalene / Magdalena Allen; Mark Byrd and 17 others

Occupation: Captain
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About Captain George Byrd

Revolutionary War Veteran

The eldest son of Abraham and Rachel Bird was Captain George Bird (1763-1826), who resided near Mt. Jackson, Virginia which is about three miles south of Red Banks. He was an Ensign in Captain Downey's Company during the last year of the Revolutionary War. George Bird married Hannah Allen, the daughter of Reuben Allen, Sr. and Lydia Moore, on January 22, 1788.

Source: A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia ; By John Walter Wayland; Pg.692



George Byrd (son of Abraham Byrd and Rachel Zeigler) was born 1763 in Smith Creek, Augusta, Rockingham County, Virginia, and died October 1826 in Virginia.He married Hannah Allen on January 22, 1788 in Shenandoah, Virginia, daughter of Reuben Allen and Lydia Moore.


The eldest son, Capt. George Bird (1763-1826), who resided near Mt. Jackson, Virginia, was Ensign in Capt. Downey's Company the last year of the Revolution. He married Hannah Allen, daughter of Reuben Allen, Jr., a Revolutionary soldier, and Lydia Moore, and had one daughter, Lydia Catherine Bird, who married James Wells Conn and removed to Missouri; and five sons: (1) George William Bird, who married first Elizabeth Siglar and second Mary Preston Byrd, daughter of Mounce Byrd, Jr.; (2) Abraham Bird, died young; (3) Andrew Bird, who married Cynthia Anne Moore; (4) Reuben Allen Bird, who married Hester, daughter of Michael Sigler and Mary Pennewit. Of their daughters, Malvina Virginia Bird married W. L. Kendrick, and Carrie Rose Bird married Henrly Walker Hite and both lived in Mt. Jackson. Their three sons were Henry Clay Bird, C.S.A., died 1863; William Wirt Bird, C.S.A. lawyer died 1873, unmarried; and Preston M.S. Bird, C.S.A., who married Carried Rice Moore, and resided at "Rose Lawn," Mt. Jackson. (5) Mark Bird (1810-83) of "Bird's Nest," Woodstock; Commonwealth's Attorney; member of House of Delegates and Convention of 1850; Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, 1876-83; married Sarah C. M. Hite of "Belle Grove," and had four daughters (Elizabeth Green Bird, who married Judge Kenner B. Stephenson; Ann Hite Bird, who died unmarried; Mary Louise Bird, who married Smith S. Turner; Sally Madison Bird, who married William T. Williams, Sr) and four sons (Mark Bird, CSA died unmarried; Isaac Hite Bird, CSA married Lelia B. Zirkle; William Maury Bird, CSA married Rosella L. Culver; Eltinge Fontaine Bird, CSA married Susan Jordan).


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Captain George Byrd's Timeline

Augusta Co., VA, United States
August 14, 1804
Shenadoah, Virginia, United States
November 6, 1808
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
December 23, 1810
Middletown, Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
September 15, 1814
Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 63
Shenandoah Co., VA, United States