|Birth: ||May 27, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1929, Angola|
From the Athens Review Newspaper dated November 21, 1929
"Uncle Sam Birdwell" S. L. Birdwell known to a host of friends in the county as "Uncle Sam", died on last Saturday at the home of his daughter in Tyler and was laid to rest at the Concord Cemetery, near Chandler, Sunday afternoon. Revs. G. F. Moon and Childress of Chandler conducted the final services.
"Uncle Sam" was a pioneer citizen of this county and spent many years at Chandler. A year or two ago he gave up frming owing to his advancing years and went to Tyler to live with his daughter. The high esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the large number of people who attended the funeral. It was said to be one of the largest crowds to ever attend a funeral in that section.
"Uncle Sam" was born in 1844 in Tennessee and was 85 years of age at the time of his death. He was one of the early settlers of the county and a splendid citizen. He was a member of the Christian Church. He served with the Confederacy throughout the war.
Mr. Birdwell is survived by his wife and seven daughters, Mrs. Malicia Ellis of Chandler, Mrs. Nora Magee of Hamlin, Mrs. Lula Moncrief of Mabank, Mrs. Bessie Gray of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Ada Jordan of, Mrs. Laura House and Mrs. Gertie Wideman of Tyler; and three sons, T. C. Birdwell of Stamford, G. H. Birdwell of Chandler and J. L. Birdwell of Athens.
Sarah Elizabeth Rains Birdwell (1857 - 1931)
Johannah Catherine Piles Birdwell (1846 - 1886)
John R. Birdwell (1868 - 1903)*
Malisa Joanna Birdwell Ellis (1877 - 1965)*
Jules Lafayette Birdwell (1879 - 1935)*
Nora Birdwell Magee (1881 - 1951)*
Lula Anne Birdwell Moncrief (1888 - 1949)*
Joseph A. Birdwell (1890 - 1891)*
Alphord Lee Birdwell (1900 - 1900)*
Created by: joseph lilly
Record added: Mar 15, 2005
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