|Poplar Grove Plantation|
King and Queen County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Members of the Bird, Boyd and Todd families are all buried here.
The suit papers in the chancery cause, "Bird versus Dunn" which was begun in the District Court for the counties of King and Queen, Essex and Middlesex, at King and Queen Courthouse on 19 April 1800, contained copies of five wills which were made by five consecutive generations of the well known Bird family which lived at Poplar Grove, St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, Va.
Through three centuries the Bird family and their heirs have passed the title of the Poplar Grove plantation through five generations of Birds to the Boyds, and then to the Todds, who are the present owners, all of whom descend from the first Robert Bird.
It was through the marriage of Capt. Marius P. Todd that the Todds came to "Poplar Grove", which is now the home of Robert Boyd Todd, a great-grandson.
"Poplar Grove" plantation adjoined "Cypress Hall" plantation owned by Philemon and Joanna Bird.
Parmenas Bird, a son of Philemon Bird, received the tract of land in King William county lying between the Mattaponi River and Herring Creek, which had been leased from the Chickahomonie Indians by the first Robert Bird, and by him devised to his sons. It had been owned by Robert Armistead Bird in 1745 when a ferry was established from Todd's warehouse to the lands of Robert Armistead Bird. It is likely that Parmenas Bird died early for in 1782.
The tract called Bird's Quarter of 612 acres of land was charged to Robert Bird.