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PVT Noah Bird

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PVT Noah Bird Veteran

Birth
Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
13 May 1913 (aged 88)
Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Ursina, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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The last link to bind the people of the present day in Somerset county with the stirring days preceding and during the Mexican War, when the whole country was filled with enthusiasm, is broken. The venerable Noah Bird, who was not only a veteran of that war, but also a more terrible one fifteen years later, has answered the last roll call and gone to his reward. His life from the cradle to the grave was one that merits the highest praise. Born of a pioneer family who conquered the forces of nature and the primeval forest, he was a patriot in every sense of the word. He had no more than reached man's estate when he cheerfully went forth to fight a foreign foe, and a decade and a half later, he again left all the allurements of home and family to take part in a still more bloody strife at home. He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a sincere Christian, and in the years spent on the tented fields, he never forgot the duties of man to his Creator.
Noah Bird was born in Addison township, December 18, 1824, and died May 13, 1913, being 88 years 4 months and 26 days old at the time of his death. He was by occupation a farmer and lived the greater part of his life on a farm now owned by Martin Becket on the road between Dumas and Harnedsville. He served in the Mexican War from 1845 to 1848, a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment. He was engaged in the battles of Vera Cruz, Feb. 23, 1847, Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847, and Chapultepec on September 28, 1847, besides numerous battles of lesser consequence and skirmishes. After his return from the Mexican War, he married Miss Annie Harned on December 2, 1849, who died in 1851. No children were born to this marriage. On April 2, 1853, he married Miss Mary Rush, who survives him. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive. Three preceded him to the grave - Sarah Ann, who died in infancy, Mrs. Grant Tissue and Thomas J. Bird. The surviving children are Rev. A. J. Bird, Somerset; Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Johnstown; and Winfield Scott Bird, of Harnedsville. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John H. Bird of Addison township, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Addison borough, also survive.
During the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Bird served in Co. L, 2nd Pennsylvania in Heavy Artillery under Captain Jos. Bisbham and Col. Joseph Roberts.
He was a member of the United Evangelical Church for many years.
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The last link to bind the people of the present day in Somerset county with the stirring days preceding and during the Mexican War, when the whole country was filled with enthusiasm, is broken. The venerable Noah Bird, who was not only a veteran of that war, but also a more terrible one fifteen years later, has answered the last roll call and gone to his reward. His life from the cradle to the grave was one that merits the highest praise. Born of a pioneer family who conquered the forces of nature and the primeval forest, he was a patriot in every sense of the word. He had no more than reached man's estate when he cheerfully went forth to fight a foreign foe, and a decade and a half later, he again left all the allurements of home and family to take part in a still more bloody strife at home. He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a sincere Christian, and in the years spent on the tented fields, he never forgot the duties of man to his Creator.
Noah Bird was born in Addison township, December 18, 1824, and died May 13, 1913, being 88 years 4 months and 26 days old at the time of his death. He was by occupation a farmer and lived the greater part of his life on a farm now owned by Martin Becket on the road between Dumas and Harnedsville. He served in the Mexican War from 1845 to 1848, a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment. He was engaged in the battles of Vera Cruz, Feb. 23, 1847, Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847, and Chapultepec on September 28, 1847, besides numerous battles of lesser consequence and skirmishes. After his return from the Mexican War, he married Miss Annie Harned on December 2, 1849, who died in 1851. No children were born to this marriage. On April 2, 1853, he married Miss Mary Rush, who survives him. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive. Three preceded him to the grave - Sarah Ann, who died in infancy, Mrs. Grant Tissue and Thomas J. Bird. The surviving children are Rev. A. J. Bird, Somerset; Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Johnstown; and Winfield Scott Bird, of Harnedsville. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John H. Bird of Addison township, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Addison borough, also survive.
During the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Bird served in Co. L, 2nd Pennsylvania in Heavy Artillery under Captain Jos. Bisbham and Col. Joseph Roberts.
He was a member of the United Evangelical Church for many years.
[Source Unknown, last paragraph of obituary was cut off]

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