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Sabina Bird

Sabina Bird

Female 1839 - 1920  (81 years)

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  • Name Sabina Bird 
    Born 3 May 1839  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per headstone, date of birth is 14 May 1840 [1]
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1851, British

    England, Bedfordshire, Eaton Bray, Village of Felmersham, Leighton Buzzard Registration District, Household Schedule 7, Piece 1856, Folio 557, page 2

    Frederick Bird, head 41. Mary A., wife 37. Children: Ann, daughter 13; Sabina, daughter 10; Ezra, son 8; Martha, daughter 6; Sarah, daughter 5; Susannah, daughter 2; William son, 10 months. Frederick was a straw plaite dealer; Mary was a straw plaiter. He was born in Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, England. Mary was born in Billington, Bedfordshire, England and the children were born in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England.  
    Age: 10 
    Emigration 4 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Liverpool to New York, 4 May 1856-14 Jun 1856  
    Immigration 16 Jun 1856  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration to US 1856

    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Destination: Utah, United States of America; Place of Origin: Great Britain; Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: British (English); Ship Name: Thornton; Port of Arrival: New York; Line: 31; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_163; List Number: 490; Port Arrival State: New York; Port Arrival Country: United States; Final Destination Utah, USA

    Ship Manifest is difficult to read but presumes the following:

    Mary Ann Bird, 40, female; Ann, 20, female; Sabina, 17, female; Ezra, 14, male; Martha Ann, 12, female; Sarah, 10, female; Susannah, 7, female
    William, 6, male 
    Age: 17 
    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856
    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856
    Census 9 Jul 1860  Oxford Township, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860

    Iowa, Johnson, Oxford Township, Oxford Post Office, 9 Jul 1860, page 245, dwelling 1149, family 1554

    Edwin Smith, head 26. Levina, wife 21. Children: James R., son 2; Harriet, daughter 7 months. He is a farm laborer. Value of personal property is $75. He was born in Indiana; she in England. The children were born in Iowa. Next door to Napoleon and Lana A. Shephard; Hannah and Hugh Gobin. 
    Age: 21 
    Census 22 Apr 1870  Oxford Township, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1870

    Iowa, Johnson, Oxford Township, 22 Apr 1870, Oxford Post Office, page 19, dwelling 129, family 134

    Edward D. Smith, head 34. Sabina, wife 31. Children: James R., son 12; Hariet, daughter 10; Elmira, daughter 8; Edwin, son 6; Della, daughter 4; Carson, son 2; Frederick, son 6 months (Dec 1869). He is a farmer; she is keeping house. He was born in Indiana; she was born in England; the children in Iowa. James, Hariet, Elmira, and Edwin are attending school. Next door to Samuel and Hariet Brent; Carson and Elizabeth Foster.  
    Age: 31 
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Hardin Township, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1880

    Iowa, Johnson, Hardin Township, 10 Jun 1880, page 6, SD 1, ED 224, dwelling 33, family 33

    Edward Smith, head 44. V., wife 41. Children: James, son 22; Mira, daughter 18; Edward, son 16; Edelia, daughter 14; Carson, son 12; Fredrick, son 10; William, son 8; Sentenial, son 4. He is a farmer; she is keeping house. James works on the farm. Edward, Edelia, Carson, Fredrick, and William are attending school. Edward was born in Indiana; V. was born in England; the children in Iowa. Next door to Thomas and Sarah Powelson.  
    Age: 41 
    Census 1885  Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1885, Iowa State

    Iowa, Johnson, Oxford, 1885, page 338, dwelling 59, family 59

    Edwin Smith, head 49. Sobina, wife 45. Children: Casson, son 17; Fredrick, son 15; William, son 13; Milo, son 3. Edwin is a farmer; Sobina is keeping house. Edwin was born in Indiana; Sobina in England. The children were born in Johnson County, Iowa. Sobina cannot read or write. Next door to Thomas and Mary McGuire.  
    Age: 45 
    Census 6 Jun 1900  Webster, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1900 Census

    Oklahoma, Woodward, Webster, 6 and 6 Jun 1900, SD 219, ED 250, sheet 4A, dwelling 67, family 69

    Edwin D. Smith, head 64 (Feb 1836). Sobina, wife 61 (May 1829). Children: Milo, son 20 (Jun 1879). They have been married for 43 years; 12 born, 8 living. He is a farmer; owns farm free of mortgage. he was born in Indiana; his parents in (unknown). She was born in England; her parents were born in England. Milo was born in Iowa. Milo is a farm laborer. Next door to Fred and Nellie Smith; William and Anna Smith (presumably sons and their wives).

    Note: the age listed for Sobina is 1829 and should be 1839.  
    Age: 61 
    Census 11 May 1910  Liberty, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1910

    Oklahoma, Woodward, Liberty, 11 May 1910, SD 234, ED 284, sheet 16A, dwelling 215, family 218

    Milo T. Smith, head 30. Jennie M., wife 24. Children: Sabina P., daughter 3; Della H., daughter 2 months. Milo and Jennie have been married for 5 years; 2 children born, 2 living (first marriage for both). Also living with them is Milo's parents, Edwin D., 74 and Sabina 71 and a servant, Luther P. Camp, 70. Edwin and Sabina have been married for 53 years (first marriage for both); 12 children born, 8 living. Milo and Jennie were born in Iowa. Sabina and Della were born in Oklahoma. Edwin D. was born in England, Sabina in England. Luther was born in Pennsylvania. Milo is a farmer for wages. They are renting a farm. All can read and write except for the children. Next door to John Wm. and Mary E. Olney; George G. and Clara E. White. 
    Age: 71 
    Census 5 Feb 1920  Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1920

    Oklahoma, Woodward, Garvey, 5 Feb 1920, SD 8, ED 225, sheet 12A, Township 22, Range 97l, farm, dwelling 195, family 207

    Milo T. Smith, head 38. J. May, wife, 34. Children: Pearl, daughter 12, Della, daughter 9. Also living with them are his parents, Edwin D., 82 and Sabina, 80. Milo owns farm free of mortgage; general farmer working on own account. Milo and J. May were born in Iowa, Parl and Della in Oklahomo, Edwin D. in Indiana and Sabina in England (immigration prior to 1900). Pearl and Della are attending school; all can read and write. Next door to John and Maude Rhifer; John W. Wolf. 
    Age: 80 
    Died 13 Dec 1920  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Union Cemetery, Quinlan, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Sabina Bird Smith (1839 - 1920) - Find A Grave
    Sabina Bird Smith (1839 - 1920) - Find A Grave
    Notes 
    • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
      Bird, Sabina

      Birth Date: 3 May 1839
      Death Date: Unknown
      Gender: Female
      Age: 17
      Company: James G. Willie Company (1856)

      Pioneer Information:
      left company at Homestead, Iowa

      Sources:
      Ancestral File
      James G. Willie Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Nov., 16-53.
      Journal History, 9 Nov. 1856, p. 19 Source Locations
      Rogerson, Josiah, "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856 [No. 2]," Salt Lake Herald, 5 Jan. 1908.
      Smith, Marilyn Austin, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120. [13]
    Person ID I754  clanSoren | I103-Ferguson, FRS101
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Frederick Otto Bird,   b. 15 Aug 1810, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1855, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Ann Fenn Married: 2x2x ,   b. 02 Jun 1816, Billington, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1864, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Nov 1833  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Documents
    Fourth Hand-Cart Company-Capt J.G. Willie, Immigrant list for Mary A. Bird and family
    Fourth Hand-Cart Company-Capt J.G. Willie, Immigrant list for Mary A. Bird and family
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Edwin Dempster Smith,   b. 5 Apr 1836, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1922, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1857  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • Actual date of marriage is 14 Apr 1857 [15, 16]
    Notes 
    • Researched the 1925 Iowa State Census using parents exact birth year +-2 as search criteria, independent of surname, and their birth exact birth locations revealed these three children/spouses living in Iowa in 1925. Changing the birth year to plus or minus 5 revealed the same results. Removing the birth years of the parents revealed the same results.

      Hattie B. Smith Welton, age 62 living in Johnson City, Iowa. Reflects mother as Savina M. Bird and father as Edwin D. Smith [Federal Census complete]

      C.A. Smith, age 56. Parents are recorded as Sovina Boirg and Edward Smith. He is a bachelor. [Federal Census complete]

      W.M. Smith, age 52, with wife Nellie, age 51 living in Oskaloosa Ward 2, Mahaska County. (Also found in the 1920 census living in Oskaloosa Ward 2, Mahaska, Iowa with wife Nellie and son Frank G. (age 23). Both are age 46 and Frank is 23.) William's name was recorded as William M. Smith with a correction added to Ancestry to correct the name to William W. Smith. Frank appears to be the son of William who appeared in the 1900 with his wife Anna. Nellie appears to be his second wife; maiden name Church. In any case, his parents are recorded as Sovina Bird and E.D. Smith and it is assumed this is the correct William. Nellie is single living in Oskaloosa in 1900 with her mother Julia Church.
    • The only census year that Senteniel (son) appeared in was the 1880 census; not found recorded on any subsequent years; assumed deceased between 1880 and 1885.
    • James R. does not appear in the Iowa Federal or State census after 1880.
    • 1930 Census location for Della is still unknown
    Children 
     01. James R. Smith,   b. Abt 1858, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1882, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    +02. Hattie Smith,   b. Jan 1860, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1930, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +03. Myra Lorraine Smith,   b. 10 Oct 1862, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1951, Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +04. Edwin Dempster Smith, Jr. Married: 2x2x ,   b. Oct 1864, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1938, Lyons, Boulder, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +05. Della H. Smith,   b. 17 Sep 1866, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1937  (Age 71 years)
     06. Cason Smith,   b. 20 Oct 1868, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1939, Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +07. Frederick P. Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1869, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1919, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +08. William Henry Smith Married: 2x2x ,   b. 6 Feb 1872, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1945, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     09. Sentenial Smith,   b. Abt 1876, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880-1885  (Age ~ 9 years)
    +10. Milo Theodore Smith,   b. 2 Jun 1881, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1967, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S213] Oklahoma-Cemeteries Mailing List, (http://www.okcemeteries.net/), Union Cemetery, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S317] 1851 England Census, Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. , (Ancestry.com), Class: HO107; Piece: 1756; Folio: 557; Page: 2; GSU roll: 87685-87686. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S365] British Mission Emigration Register, (Mormon Migration On-line, BYU Educational Library), page 129; 1856 - Willies H.C. Co. (European Emigration Card Index, EECI) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S104] Immigration and Naturalization Records, National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com), 1856; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_163; Line: 32; List number: 490 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Oxford, Johnson, Iowa; Roll: M653_327; Page: 245 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S103] 1870 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Oxford, Johnson, Iowa; Roll: M593_400; Page: 478 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Hardin, Johnson, Iowa; Roll: T9_347; Family History Film: 1254347; Page: 94.4000; Enumeration District: 224 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S168] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, (Ancestry.com), 1885, roll: IA1885_211, lines 30-36 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S97] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, (Ancestry.com), Webster, Woodward, Oklahoma; Roll: T623_1344 Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 250 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S98] 1910 United States Federal Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, (Ancestry), Liberty, Woodward, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1276; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 284 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S82] 1920 United States Federal Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, (Ancestry.com), Garvey, Woodward, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1489; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 225 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S157] Findagrave.com, (Findagrave.com), Memorial 82125608 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S96] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S273] FamilySearch™ England Marriages, 1538–1973, (FamilySearch.org), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVS1-3Y3 : accessed 29 Nov 2014), Frederick Bird and Mary Ann Fenn, 28 Nov 1833; citing Eaton Bray,Bedford,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1279093. (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S214] Iowa Marriage Records, 1851-1900, (Ancestry.com), Marriage book A-B, page 53 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S208] Email Correspondence, S. Winchester, 6 May 2009, subject Smith-Bird Marriage (Reliability: 3).
      Edwin D Smith's marriage to Sabina Bird on 14 Apr 1857 is recorded in Iowa County, Iowa, marriage book A-B, p 53. Ann's marriage is in the same book, but I didn't make a copy of it.

    17. [S60] FamilySearch™ LDS, IGI Individual Record, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).

    18. [S96] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch) (Reliability: 3), 20 Jul 1956.
      http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/0,15791,4018-1-19497,00.html