Mary Bird - MARY7

Title

Mary Bird - MARY7

Name

Mary Bird

Unique Person Identifier

MARY7

Ancestry Description

person "of color"

Status

Free

Sex

Female

Event Type

Death

Event Date

February 7, 1841

Age

11

Location or Address

Sag Harbor, NY

Notes

Mary is buried in Sag Harbor Old Burying Ground, plot #131.

Per Dorothy Zaykowski, Mary Bird "was the eleven year old daughter of John (JOHN27) and Rachel Bird (RACH3)...The Church records note that John Bird married Rachel Shrew on January 13, 1826, and that they were 'people of color.'

John Bird apparently died young as a "Widow Bird" (RACH3) married another identified only as Frank (FRAN2) in May of 1833."

Source Type

Secondary Source

Source/s

Zaykowski, Dorothy Ingersoll, The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, L.I., N.Y., Sag Harbor 2003. Page 86.

Researcher

Meghan McGinley and Daria Reaven

Collection

Citation

“Mary Bird - MARY7,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 21, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/2172.