Second Generation

2. William Whitfield2 Bird (Joseph1) was born in Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 21, 1815. William died May 3, 1887 at 71 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Ann Shurts in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, February 13, 1838. Elizabeth was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 10, 1819. Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter Shurts and Catherine A Emery. In the 1850 census Bethleham Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 223, William (age 33) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 31), Eliza (age 11), Joseph (age 9), James (age 7), Mariah (age 4), Mary (age 3), and Alice (age 1). William is a farmer born in NJ.

In the 1860 census Union Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 526, William (age 44) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 41), Joseph (age 19), James (age 16), Mariah (age 14), Mary (age 12), Alice (age 11), Ophelia (age 8), Cyrus (age 7), Christia (age 3), and Sydney (age 2). William is a farmer born in NJ.

In the 1870 census Union Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 398, William (age 54) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 51), James (age 25), Alice (age 21), Ophelia (age 18), Cyrus (age 17), Christian (age 14), and Sydney (age 12). Also recorded with the family is Charley Wilson (age 16). Willian is a farmer with all births recorded as NJ.

William Whitfield Bird and Elizabeth Ann Shurts had the following children:

child 3 i. Eliza B3 Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 2, 1839. Eliza died April 20, 1870 at 31 years of age.

child 4 ii. Joseph B Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ November 13, 1840. Joseph died April 6, 1916 at 75 years of age.

child 5 iii. Catharine G Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 13, 1842. Catharine died November 13, 1842 at less than one year of age.

child 6 iv. James B Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 17, 1843. James died November 24, 1880 at 37 years of age.

child 7 v. Mariah Shurts Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 10, 1845. Mariah died July 23, 1920 at 74 years of age.

child 8 vi. Mary V Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 27, 1847.

child 9 vii. Alice K Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 12, 1849. Alice died September 4, 1879 at 30 years of age.

child 10 viii. Ophelia Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ November 23, 1851. Ophelia died April 14, 1877 at 25 years of age.

child 11 ix. Cyrus Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 14, 1852. Cyrus died August 24, 1910 at 57 years of age.

child 12 x. Christiana A Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 11, 1856. Crissie died October 17, 1924 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 68 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ She married George W Stout 1876.

George was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 1852. George was the son of Samuel Stout and Mary Ann Vanderbilt. George died 1924 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 71 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ (See George W Stout for the continuation of this line.)

child 13 xi. Sidney G Bird was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ May 28, 1858.

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