Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameDaniel Bird
Birth23 Jan 1809, Telfair Co GA
Death7 Jan 1885, Kimble Co TX Age: 75
BurialCity Cemetery, Junction, TX
FatherAbraham Bird (1771-1828)
MotherSarah Gaines (1776-1826)
Birthca 1814, Burke Co NC
Death22 Sep 1867, Wilson Co TX Age: 53
BurialOld Bird Cemetery, Wilson Co TX177
FatherPhillip Goodbread (ca1786-1870)
MotherNancy Webb (1785-<1830)
Marriage26 Jan 1831, Marengo Co AL748
Death4 Sep 1898, Bexar Co TX
Marriage7 Sep 1871, Guadalupe Co TX
ChildrenDaniel C. (1872-)
 Sampson (ca1877-)
Notes for Daniel Bird
Daniel Bird was a participant in the Battle of San Jacinto, which made him eligible for a league and a labor of land. His grant was in the area that became Wilson Co and he settled there in the 1840s.749

Following from Rudelle Mills Davis book, “Gutbrodt is Goodbread: Phillip Goodbread, His Ancestors and Descendants 1604-1987”:57

“Daniel Bird was one year old when his parents moved from Georgia to the Mississippi Territory and settled about four miles from the town of Demopilis in what became Marengo Co. AL. At that time it was necessary to get a passport to make such a trip through the Indian Land to the Western Country and such a pasport was issued to Abraham Bird, his wife, five children and one negro.

“Daniel is said to have made two trips to Texas between 1831 and 1834 and, no doubt, he is the one who convinced his father-in-law, Phillip Goodbread to make the move. Daniel and Minerva Bird came to Texas from Alabama in Dec. 1834, with the rest of the Goodbread party. On 24 Feb. 1835 he purchased for $300.00 from James Ford his Headright of a League of Land granted by the Mexican Government of Coahuila and Texas to the Contractor Steven F. Austin. The deed is filed in Montgomery County Deed Book 1, page 1. Daniel Bird served in the Texas Revolution from 4 July to 4 Oct. 1836, for which he received Bounty Warrant #363 for 320 acres from the Commissioner of Court of Claims on 21 Aug. 1861, and 313.5 acres in Wilson County were patented to him on 5 Dec. 1878 (Pat. 19, Vol. 16, Abstract 366, General Land Office File, Bexar Bounty #1763). Daniel Bird also served in the Confederate Army, his tombstone in Junction City Cemetery showing he was a Sgt. in 2nd Brigade, Texas Militia of the Confederate States Army. Daniel Bird, in the late 1870's and early 1880's, divided all his Wilson Co. property among his children. Each child received his or her share of the Headright land. Craig Smith said several of Daniel's descendants by the name of Bird still live on some of this land today. On 16 Dec. 1882 Daniel Bird deeded all his Kimble Co. lands and personal property to his two young sons Sampson, age 5 and Dan C. Bird, age 10 (Kimble Co. Deed Bk A, P 397).”
Notes for Minerva (Spouse 1)
MINERVA GOODBREAD,57 daughter of Phillip and Nancy (Webb) Goodbread, born about 1814, probably in Burke Co. NC, died 22 Sept. 1867 Wilson County, TX, and is buried in the old Bird Cemetery on the ranch. She married in Marengo County, AL, by license dated 26 Jan. 1831, Daniel Bird, son of Abraham and Sarah (Gaines?) Bird, born 23 Jan. 1809, Telfair Co. GA, died 7 Jan. 1885, Kimble County, TX, buried City cemetery, Junction. He married 2nd on the 7th of September 1871 in Guadalupe Co., Mrs. Jane Kimble-Barnes, widow of J. C. Barnes and daughter of George C. Kimble, who was killed at the fall of the Alamo. (Sources: Marengo Co. Marriage Records, Karon Mac Smith WE&CFS pp 43-45, Max E. Johnson, MD, San Antonio, TX, and Craig W. Smith, Seguin, TX)
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