Winny Elisa Wright Birdwell

Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death 1857 (aged 41–42)
Rusk County, Texas, USA
Burial Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 175363291 · View Source
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Second wife of John Birdwell Jr. who was buried in the Birdwell cemetery in Rusk Co., Texas (originally Nacogdoches Co.).

Birth date unknown but she could have been born as early as 1812 and as late as 1821, but if she was the wife shown as Elisa Birdwell on the 1850 census, she was born in Alabama in 1815. She died 1857-58, probably in childbirth or soon after, and was buried in the family cemetery also.

Marriage: 18 Nov 1835 Limestone Co., Alabama.
1850 census (Fayette County, Ala.) shows her name as Elisa.

John Birdwell Jr.'s sister Talitha Birdwell married James Smyly Wright (1818-Sep 1847) who had a sister Winnifred C. Wright born c1812 S.C. They were children of James Love Wright and wife Winifred C. Thorn who lived in Morgan County, Lawrence County and Limestone County, Alabama, all areas where the Birdwells lived. Smyly Wright died in Morgan County.
Most Wright family researchers show Smyly Wright's sister as the Winny C. Wright who married 7 Jul 1828 in Limestone Co., AL. (about age 16) to Brooks Monroe Waldrep (c1810-1883) and died c1860 in Lawrence County, Alabama. (Find A Grave Memorial# 128847875.)

John A. Birdwell had three wives and reportedly had three children with his first wife, seven with his second wife, and three with his third wife. Children of John Birdwell and Winny:
4 Wm McElree Birdwell (1837- 1906)
5 Mary Elizabeth (1839/40- )
6 George H (1845- )
7 Elizabeth Jane (some say Eliza Eugenice (May 1846-1915), married 1st Drury Weatherby, 2nd Robert T. Gray
8 Thomas Benton Birdwell (1850 AL-1924 Tx)
9 Marsella or Marilla Jane (1855 Tx- ) (m Thos F. Shirley)
10 William J (1857/8 Tx- )

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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 15 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175363291
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Winny Elisa Wright Birdwell (1815–1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175363291, citing Birdwell Cemetery, Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .