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Mounce Byrd, SR.

Also Known As: "Byrd"
Birthplace: Augusta County, VA, United States
Death: April 15, 1793 (53-62)
Smith's Creek, Shenandoah Co., VA, United States
Place of Burial: Non Cemetery Burial Specific Location Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. Andrew Byrd, III; Lt. Andrew Francis Byrd; Magdelene Jonasson Byrd and Magdalene Jonasson Jones
Husband of Clara "Clarissa" Ann Byrd
Father of Capt. Abraham Bird; Margaret Newman; John Moore Bird; Sarah Moore; Madalene May Taylor and 3 others
Brother of Mary Byrd; Lt. John L Byrd; Col. Abraham Byrd; Rebecca Byrd; Amos Byrd, Sr. and 12 others
Half brother of Colonel Abraham Bird

Occupation: DAR Patriot #A010338
Managed by: Private User
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About Mounce Byrd, SR.

Revolutionary War Records DAR A 010338, VA Soldier, Patriotic Service, Furnished Supplies


Section IV

The collection belongs to Bernard Samuels, M. D., New York City, a descend

ant of Mounce Bird, who was a soldier in Capt. Jacob Holeman's company, a

nd a brother of Col. Abraham Bird. Dr. Samuels has given permission for t

he publication of these muster rolls and census lists, the originals of wh

ich, with the rest of the documents, he recently presented to the Virgin

ia Historical Society under the name of "The Bird-Samuels Papers," as a me

morial to his grandfather, Justice Green Berry Samuels, of the Supreme Cou

rt of Virginia, and Judge Mark Bird, who were partners in the practi

ce of law.

For his service in the Revolutionary War, Mounce was granted at least t

wo tracts of land in what is now Kentucky, jointly with Isaac Ruddle.

The Master Index of Virginia Surveys and Grants 1774-1791 18 shows 1,000 a

cres on the North Fork of Elkhorn Creek and 2000 acres on the South Fo

rk of the Licking, both in what was then Fayette County Kentucky.

This 2000 acres is in what is now Bourbon and Harrison Counties, Kentuck

y, and the 1000 acre tract is in the present Fayette County, Kentucky.

In 1786, as recorded in Shehandoah County Deed Book E, pages 435-6, Moun

ce sends his son Abraham to Kentucky to claim this land:

On 26 Feb 1786, Mounce Bird of Shenandoah Co., VA, gave power of attorn

ey to his beloved son Abraham Bird: having procured 3000 acres of la

nd in KY. in different tracts, l,750 acres lying on the waters of the Lick

ing River, part of a tract of 2,000 acres of which Isaac Ruddell is to ha

ve 250 acres. Also l,250 acres being the one half of a tract surveyed by G

reen Clay, and being desirous that it be devided between my three sons, Ab

raham, John and William Bird.

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

extracted from the original court records of Augusta County


Circuit Court Records

Section "I" Judgments

page 202

Hawkins vs. Byrd--O. S. 267; N. S. 94--Bill, 1813--Complainants are, vi

z: Benjamin Hawkins and Madeline, formerly Madeline Byrd, daughter of Moun

tz Byrd, who died, intestate, leaving widow Clara and 8 children, viz: Abr

aham, William, Mountz, John Byrd, Ingabough (married to Isaac Gore), Sar

ah (married to John Moore), Mary (married to Cornelius Newman), and oratri

x. Mountz, Sr., owned land in Shenandoah. Complainants live at Virgini

The names of Mounce’s children are well documented in at least two legal d

ocuments, along with the names of their spouses:

Shenandoah County, Va.

Deed Book I

page 183

22 May 1793

Indenture in which Abraham Bird and Mary, his wife; John Bird and Elino

r, his wife; John Moore and Sarah, his wife; Isaac Goare and Ingobo his wi

fe; Cornelius Newman and Mary, his wife, John Taylor and Magdalene his wif

e; of one part — all being heirs of Mounce Bird, deceased, late of Coun

ty of Shenandoah, Virginia, to William Bird and Mounce Bird, Sons of Moun

ce Bird, deceased, of said County of Shenandoah of the other part for L100

0, two tracts of land in County of Shenandoah on Smith’s Creek containi

ng 360 acres, the other tract of 250 acres on east side of Smith’s Cree

k, etc.

Page 187

22 June 1793

Acknowledgments of the above deed were signed by Abraham Bird and Mary, h

is wife, of The State of Kentucky, John and Sarah Moore of Rockingham Coun

ty, Virginia; Isaac Goare and Ingobo, his wife, of Shenandoah County.

A History of Shenandoah County Virginia

by John W. Wayland, Ph.D.,

p. 691

Mounce Bird resided on Smith's Creek in Shenandoah County; he was a s

on of Andrew and Magdelene Jones Bird, was born about 1735. He married Cla

ra Ruddell, daughter of John Ruddell. He was a large land owner on Smith

's Creek, Shenandoah Co., VA. Mounce Byrd of Shenandoah, William Byrd, And

rew Byrd of Rockingham, Anthony Reader of Rockingham and George Rader of R

ockingham signed a petition for the formation of a new county out of Rocki

ngham and Shenandoah


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Mounce Byrd, SR.'s Timeline

Augusta County, VA, United States
Shenandoah Co. , VA, United States
Page, Shenandoah Co., Virginia
Shenandoah Co. , VA, United States
Shenandoah, Page, VA
Smith Creek, Shenandoah, Virgina
July 1, 1766
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Page, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Page, Shenandoah County, Virginia