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Pvt John R. Bird
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1836
Walton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1919
Oxford
Newton County
Georgia, USA

Son of Thomas and Eveline Jones Bird
Married (1) Emily Frances Sockwell on 2 April 1867 in Newton County, Georgia.

Married (2) Nelda (Nettie), b.1843 d.
Married approx. 1890

Brother to: Terrell, Williamson, Lee, Buford, Melissa, Amanda, William, Scott, and Ann Bird of Newton County, Georgia.

The Covington News, January 23, 1919
MR. J. R. BIRD PASSES AT HOME NEAR OXFORD
Was The Last Surviving Member But One of The "Young Guards" of Civil War Fame

Oxford, Ga., Jan. 21. - The last member but one of the "Young Guards" of Newton County, National Guardsmen of 1861, John R. Bird, 83 years of age, died at his home two miles from Oxford Thursday morning and was buried Friday afternoon at Dover.
Mr. Bird went through the Civil War as a member of Company H, 3d Georgia Regiment. He was at Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Bloody Angles, Petersburg, Appomattox, coming out at the end of the war without ever having received a wound, although he was in the thickest of the fighting at all the places mentioned.
Mr. Bird is survived by the following sons and daughters: W. Summerfield Bird, Davis, Okla., mechanic in the oil fields; J. Tom Bird, postmaster, Oxford, Ga.; Homer Bird, Camak, Ga., with the Georgia Railroad; Robert Bird, farmer, Newton County; Mrs. Evie Teagle and Blanch Bell, of Buckhead; Mrs. Maud Parks, of Louisville, two brothers and one sister also survive, W. M. Bird, of Oxford, and Scott Bird, of Logansville, and Mrs. W. A. (Anne Bird) Ellington, of Oxford.

MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY H, 3d REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA
C. S. A.
NEWTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
YOUNG GUARDS

Bird, John R.------ private June 11, 1861. Wounded,
Chancellorsville, Va. May 3, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9,
1865.

In the 1900 US Federal Census, he is living with his second wife and children in Gum Creek, Newton County, GA:

John R Bird 64
Nettie Bird 51
Thomas Bird 21
Homer Bird 18
Blanche Bird 16
Robt Bird 13

John R. Bird
Emily Frances Sockwell 1844 1887
Children:
Oscar L. Bird 1867 1900
Julia Evie Bird Teagle 1870 1950
W.(William) Summerfield Bird 1871 1934
Maude Vandora Bird Parks 1874 1940
Sallie M. Bird 1876 1892
John Thomas Bird 1879 1946
Homer Bird 1881 1965
Blanche Bird Bell 1883 1959
Robert H. Byrd 1887 1970
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Bird (1804 - 1880)
  Eveline Jones Bird (1808 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Emily Frances Sockwell Bird (1844 - 1887)*
  Nelda Bird (1844 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Dau. Bird*
  Infant Dau. Bird*
  Oscar L. Bird (1867 - 1900)*
  Julia Evie Bird Teagle (1869 - 1950)*
  William Summerfield Bird (1870 - 1934)*
  Sallie M. Bird (1876 - 1892)*
  John Thomas Bird (1879 - 1946)*
  Homer Bartow Bird (1881 - 1965)*
  Blanche Bird Bell (1886 - 1959)*
  Robert Hayner Byrd (1887 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Terrell Bird (1830 - 1905)*
  Williamson C. Bird (1832 - 1912)*
  Lee Bird (1835 - 1862)*
  John R. Bird (1836 - 1919)
  Bluford T. Bird (1839 - 1864)*
  Melissa Wallace Bird Richardson (1840 - 1915)*
  William Bird (1845 - 1925)*
  Winfield Scott Byrd (1847 - 1927)*
  Annie Bird Ellington (1850 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
His memory is blessed

AT REST
 
Burial:
Dover Church Cemetery
Dialtown
Newton County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Birdgirl
Originally Created by: E. C. R.
Record added: Aug 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15523169
Pvt John R. Bird
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Pvt John R. Bird
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Pvt John R. Bird
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- Birdgirl
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016
With Honor and Respect today on the 151st Annniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016
Christmas Blessings to a very special CSA Soldier
- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 24, 2015
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