Frederick Bird1

#12400, (15 August 1810-26 July 1857)
Father*Thomas Bird1 b. 1778
Mother*Mary Ann Luck1 b. 1778
ChartsThe Birds of Edlesborough
Birth*15 AUG 1810 Frederick Bird was born on 15 AUG 1810 at Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.1 
Marriage*28 NOV 1833 He married Mary Ann Fenn on 28 NOV 1833 at Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.2 
Residence*30 MAR 1841 Frederick Bird and Mary Ann Fenn lived at Moor End, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, together with Ann Bird and Sabina Bird.3 
Occupation*30 MAR 1851 The occupation of Frederick Bird was 'Straw Plait dealer.4
Residence30 MAR 1851 He and Mary Ann Fenn lived at Summerlays, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, together with Ann Bird, Sabina Bird, Ezra Bird, Martha Ann Bird, Sarah Bird, Susannah Bird and William Bird.4 
Death*26 JUL 1857 Frederick Bird died on 26 JUL 1857 at Union Workhouse, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, aged 46.1,5 
Note* Her first husband, Frederick Otto Bird, died on 26 Jul 1855, Leighton Buzzard, from hepatitis and is buried in Eaton Bray. He was 47.

Having been left a widow, she and her children immigrated to the US in 1856. They departed Liverpool, England, Great Britain aboard the Ship Thornton bound for New York City with arrival on 16 Jun 1856. The family included Mary Ann Bird, 40; Ann, 20; Sabina, 17; Ezra, 14; Martha Ann, 12; Sarah, 10; Susannah, 7; and William, 6. They traveled on the Fourth Hand Cart Company, commanded by Capt. J.G. Willie, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daughters, Sabina and Ann, left the company at Homestead, Iowa and did not complete the journey with their family. Sabina married married Edwin D. Smith, 14 Apr 1857, with Ann marrying Milo Mitchell on 12 Oct 1859, both in Iowa.

Mary Ann Fenn Bird married Ezekiel Kellogg on 1 Nov 1857 with the service performed by Elias H. Blackburn. She died at the home of her daughter, in Provo, Utah, on 22 July 1864.6 


Mary Ann Fenn b. 2 Jan 1816, d. 22 Jul 1864
Marriage*28 NOV 1833 He married Mary Ann Fenn on 28 NOV 1833 at Eaton Bray, BedfordshireG.2 
Last Edited28 Feb 2021


  1. [S17] BMD indices, death, Luton, Beds., Jul-Sep 1857, vol 3 b 258.
  2. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, marriage; Frederick Bird & Mary Ann Fenn, Eaton Bray, Beds., fhl 1279093.
  3. [S25] Extracted from the 1841 census.
  4. [S26] Extracted from the 1851 census.
  5. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, death certificate; Frederick Bird, date & place, certified hepatitis, Leighton Buzzard, no 388.
  6. [S66] Obit., with burail record on, #21228273. full details of family travels and children.
@ Michael Jefferies, 2016