Francis Bird1

b. 1785, d. 17 November 1861
Last Edited=2 Mar 2017
4th great-grandfather of Joseph Michael Flint
Pedigree for Joseph Michael Flint
     Francis Bird was born in 1785 at North Carolina.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Allison Bird and Elizabeth Heatley.3

A Marriage Bond was issued for Francis Bird and Franky Abernathy on 29 July 1808 at Lincoln County, North Carolina. Temple Shelton was the Bondsman. Danl M Forney was the Witness.4

Francis Bird married Franky Abernathy.1

Francis Bird was enumerated on 25 June 1860 as head of household on the 1860 U. S. census for Catoosa County, Georgia as F Bird, 73 years old, birthplace of North Carolina, occupation of Meth Clergyman, value of real property $300, value of personal property $500. Also enumerated in the household were Franky Abernathy and Frances Bird.2

Francis Bird died on 17 November 1861.1

Francis Bird was buried at Lee's Chapel, Catoosa Springs, Catoosa County, Georgia, in an unmarked grave.1

Children of Francis Bird and Franky Abernathy


  1. Harold Lawrence, Methodist Preachers in Georgia 1783-1900 (Tignall, Georgia: The Boyd Publishing Co., Ltd., 1984), 49.
  2. F Bird household, 1860 U.S. census, Catoosa County, Georgia, population schedule, Tunnell Hill post office, page 26 (written) / 951 Back (stamped), dwelling 177, family 178; Images Online: 1860 U.S. Census / Georgia / Catoosa / Unknown Townships / Image 26 of 111, transcribed 11 Jul 2003.
  3. Bob Erwin, "In Reply to: Re: Jacob Thomas Evans, Haywood Co.NC 1850's by Margaret Mitchell," 10 Sep 2000,, Evans Family Genealogy Forum (,thomas::evans::5164.html : accessed 2 Apr 2011).
  4. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," database, 2000, ( : accessed 27 Mar 2011), entry for Francis Bird and Franky Abernathy; citing State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.
  5. Harold Lawrence, Methodist Preachers in Georgia, 262.