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Bird/Byrd and Ross family Circa 1922

Bird/Byrd and Ross family Circa 1922

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 9:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Dec 2012 8:23PM GMT
Surnames: Bird, Byrd, Ross
Looking for anyone with possible clues on my maternal grandparents, Henry Bird/Byrd (bn 18 Sep 1884 in Wayne Co., N.C.) and Elizabeth `Lizzie' Ross (bn ~1903 in Brodhead, Rockcastle Co., Ky.) during their time spent in Letcher County. I'm hoping to find a new clue that could lead me to kin that would have been there in the early twenties.

I have located a death record for an infant male child of theirs, Albert Bird, who was born on 16 Aug 1922 in Jackhorn, and died 30 minutes later. I'm hoping to discover new information that might lead me to other family members that were in Jackhorn...which is a daunting task, to say the least. :)

Since the death record does show that Albert was born prematurely, it's possible that they were just passing through town when this heart breaking tragedy occurred.

I have gathered limited information on them in Campbell and Anderson Counties (Tennessee), but would like information on how they would have been connected to Jackhorn and/or Letcher County, Kentucky.

Thank you for your time.

Re: Bird/Byrd and Ross family Circa 1922

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.



1930 -
Name: Henry L Byrd
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1875
[Abt 1885]
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: Indian (Native American)
[White]
Home in 1930: District 10, Anderson, Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lizzie N Byrd
Father's Birthplace: Full Blood
Mother's Birthplace: Cherokee
Occupation: loader @ coal mine
Military Service: = YES - Spanish American War
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:

Henry L Byrd 55 - full blood Cherokee
Lizzie N Byrd 27, KY Age at first marriage: 14
Parents' birthplace: 1/4 Cherokee
Tommy H Byrd 9 TN - 5/8ths Cherokee
E Juanita Byrd 4, TN - 5/8ths Cherokee
Nancy E Byrd 10m, TN - 5/8ths Cherokee
H Thomas Ross 29, KY - b/inlaw, 1/4 Cherokee
Oma Ross 27, TN - s/inlaw
John L Ross 1, TN - nephew, 1/8th Cherokee

1920 -
Name: Henry Bird
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Campbell, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lizzie Bird
Father's Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother's Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Henry Bird 35, NC - coal miner
Lizzie Bird 17, KY

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Henry Bird
County: Claiborne
State: Tennessee
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1884
Race: White
married - Lizzie Bird
he cannot write his name
coal miner

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Henry Bird
Spouse: Elizabeth Ross
Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1916
Marriage County: Campbell

1900 -
Name: Henry Bird
Age: 17
Birth Date: Oct 1882
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1900: Center, Stanly, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Servant
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina

1910 -
Name: Elizabeth Ross
[Elisabeth]
Age in 1910: 7
Birth Year: abt 1903
[1903]
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Morley, Campbell, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: James T Ross
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Alice Ross
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

James T Ross 38, KY
Alice Ross 32, KY - 2nd marriage, married 14 yrs, 5 children & 3 living
Annie Ross 15, KY
Hiram T Ross 9, KY
Elisabeth Ross 7, KY

Re: Bird/Byrd and Ross family Circa 1922

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bird, byrd, Ross
Thank you for your detailed reply. I'm afraid I should have been more detailed in my question, as I have already located all of the records that you so kindly have provided (even the 1900 Census that I can help but wonder if is my grandfather).

I was looking for information on their brief time in Letcher County, and will edit my original post to be more precise.

I thank you again for your time.

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