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Dr Fitzgerald Bird

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Dr Fitzgerald Bird

Birth
Warren County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Apr 1833 (aged 32)
Macon County, Alabama, USA
Burial Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 66932521 View Source
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He died at Fort Hull, Alabama and it's decline in importance after the Creek Wars, like many early Alabama forts probably influenced his relatives (namely his sisters) to have his remains moved. On August 7, 1842 he was re interred in Wetumpka City Cemetery.

A beautiful inscription on his marker gives testimony of their love for him. My sincere appreciation to Annie C. for her diligence in providing me with this wonderful piece of history, complete with source information.

History of Fort Hull:

Fort Hull was established by General Floyd in 1813 as a military post in what is now Macon County, Alabama. This site is mentioned on page 586 of "History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi" by Albert James Pickett (1851): "He [Gen. Floyd in 1813] accordingly marched from Calebee to Fort Hull, one of his newly erected posts."

See also Alabama Dept. of Archives & History's "Fort Hull (Correspondence)" in files of War of 1812 and 1st Creek War, 1817-1818.

The "History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume I," by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen (1921), has this:

"During the Creek Indian War, that had begun August 30, 1813, with the Indian attack on Fort Mims, an engagement took place between the Georgia militia, under Gen. Floyd, and the Creek Indians, January 27, 1814, on Calebee Creek, about 7 miles from the present town of Tuskegee, Macon County. After the battle of Autossee, November 29, 1813, and his retreat to Fort Mitchell, Gen. Floyd remained inactive about 6 weeks awaiting food and recovering from sickness. On receiving necessary supplies, and recruiting his forces, with about 1,227 men, a company of cavalry, and 400 friendly Indians, he set out on another campaign. He moved along the line of the old federal road, establishing Fort Bainbridge in Russell, and Fort Hull in Macon County."

The Bartram Trail Newsletter (www.bartramtrail.org), describing the route of naturalist William Bartram's travels in 1775-1776: "From there he passed Old Fort Bainbridge, Creek Stand, Warrior Stand, and the future site of Fort Hull (1813). He apparently left the trail in the vicinity of Persimmon Creek in order to visit Tallassee."


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Inscription

"His bereaved sisters have erected this monument to the memory of their brother as a testimony to their sincere affection for him while living; and at their deep grief for his untimely and melancholy passing."


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  • Created by: Lonewalker
  • Added: 14 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66932521
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/66932521/fitzgerald-bird : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Fitzgerald Bird (7 Dec 1800–3 Apr 1833), Find a Grave Memorial ID 66932521, citing Wetumpka City Cemetery, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Lonewalker (contributor 46987063) .