Facts and Events
Moses 'Mounce' Bird was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 7.--2d February, 1754. Andrew Bird to Moses Bird, on Smith's Creek. Andrew Bird's line; Jno. Phillips' line, 350 acres, part of 400, 50 of which were surveyed for Jacob Rambo by deed. Teste: Abraham Bird. Delivered to Jno. Skean, February, 1758.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 424.--15th August, 1761. Moses Bird and Clair, of Frederick County, to John Blizard, £140, on Smith's Creek; cor. Andrew Bird's land, John Phillip's line, 400 acres except 50 acres surveyed for Jacob Rambo. bounded, viz : cor. Jno. Phillips. Teste: Archible Ruddle (Ruddell), Thomas Beggs, Abraham Bird. Delivered: John Blizard, 25th March, 1762.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Page 174.--1756: Processioned from Fairfax's line to North River, by John Harrison and Danl. Smith, viz: For John McClure, for Richd. Dear, for Pat. Quen (Owen), for Danl. Love, for Mathew Black, for Arter Johnson, for Thomas Harrison, for John Wright, for David Walston, for William Logan, for John Davis, for Thomas Lokey, for Jacob Wooly, for Valentine Sevier, for John Phillips, for Andw. Bird, for Thos. Millsaps, for John Obryan, for Michael Wearen, for John Fawler, for David Logan, for Randolph McDonald, for John Cravens, for Joseph Cravens, for Robert Cravens, for John Shelpman, for Alex. Herring, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Reuben Harrison, for John Harrison, Sr., for John Harrison, Jr., for Zebulon Harrison, for Thomas Moore, for Moses Bird, for Wm. McGee, for Col. Wood's Plains, for Robert Harrison. Naiad Creek Patten part not processioned because Cap. Daniel Harrison and John Edwrds objected because there was no patent nor courses to know the lines. Niles Run tract not processioned by reason none to show the lines. Capn. Harrison's not processioned, none to show the lines.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (unless otherwise listed)
- Northern Neck Land Grants: O-324: Andrew Berger of Frederick County, 190 acres on North River of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Peter Stephens, Adj. Henry Tomute[?], Ulrick Pitzer, Mounts Bird. 25 Oct. 1770. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 207].
- Vol. 2 - Hawkins vs. Byrd--O. S. 267; N. S. 94--Bill, 1813--Complainants are, viz: Benjamin Hawkins and Madeline, formerly Madeline Byrd, daughter of Mountz Byrd, who died, intestate, leaving widow Clara and 8 children, viz: Abraham, William, Mountz, John Byrd, Ingabough (married to Isaac Gore), Sarah (married to John Moore), Mary (married to Cornelius Newman), and oratrix. Mountz, Sr., owned land in Shenandoah. Complainants live at Virginia.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree (2). (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.
Record for Andrew Bird _FOOT: Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online.
- Lee Martin.
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- Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.
Mounce Bird, who served as a soldier in the American Revolution, lived in a two-story stone house on the east side of Smith Creek about 3 miles north of New Market, Virginia. In the attic of his home were small port holes designed to shoot from--defense against Indian attacks. As of 2009, his home is still standing, has been beautifully restored by its current owners, and is in excellent condition..
In the census of 1783, Mounce Bird had a family of eighteen whites and one black, the second largest household reported in the Smith Creek area. Some of Mounce and Clara's married children and grandchildren were probably living in the home at the time, contributing to the high number..
Mounce Bird was a soldier in the Dunmore County (Virginia) Militia under the command of Capt. Jacob Holeman in May 1775.