Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Birds in:
 • McNeil Cemetery
 • Lewistown
 • Fulton County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
William Ellsworth Bird
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 4, 1839
Death: Jun. 4, 1871

William Ellsworth Bird was born in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio per Civil War document.
On Aug 8, 1861 at age 22 he married Nancy Maranville in Fulton County, IL.
He joined the 103 IL US INF CoA as a PVT on August 9, 1862 at Lewistown. On September 28, 1862 he and Nancy had Phebe W.
He mustered in at Peoria, IL on October 2, 1862.
Three years later he mustered out on June 21, 1865 in Louisville, KY as a Sargent.
An infant son was born and died, year on tombstone yet to be determined but possibly 1866.
Three years after coming home from the war they had baby Etta in 1868 but sadly she died 9 months before her Dad at the age of 2 years 51 days.
He died June 4, 1871 at the age of 32 years and 3 months just 6 years after mustering out. Phebe was 8 and Nancy 27 when he died.
I believe William to be the son of John and Phebe (Ellsworth) Bird and to have had at least a brother Thomas and a sister Mary. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Maranville Bird (1843 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Infant SON Bird (____ - 1866)*
  Phebe W. Bird Buffum (1862 - 1888)*
  Etta Bird (1868 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McNeil Cemetery
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Linda Haynes
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81512730
William Ellsworth Bird
Added by: Linda Haynes
 
William Ellsworth Bird
Added by: Linda Haynes
 
William Ellsworth Bird
Added by: Linda Haynes
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service