Mary Ann Fenn1

#12401, (2 January 1816-22 July 1864)
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Birth*2 JAN 1816 Mary Ann Fenn was born on 2 JAN 1816 at Billington, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.2 
Baptism2 JUN 1816 She was baptized on 2 JUN 1816 at St Michael & All Angels Church, Billington, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.2 
Marriage*28 NOV 1833 She married Frederick Bird, son of Thomas Bird and Mary Ann Luck, on 28 NOV 1833 at Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.1 
Residence*30 MAR 1841 Mary Ann Fenn and Frederick Bird lived at Moor End, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, together with Ann Bird and Sabina Bird.3 
Residence30 MAR 1851 Mary Ann Fenn and Frederick Bird 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 
Employment*30 MAR 1851 Mary Ann Fenn was employed as Straw Plaiter.4 
Immigration*16 JUN 1856 She immigrated on 16 JUN 1856 to New York, New York, USAG.5 
Residence*19 SEP 1860 She lived at Provo, Utah, Utah, USAG, together with Martha Ann Bird, Sarah Bird, Susannah Bird and William Bird.6 
Death*22 JUL 1864 Mary Ann Fenn died on 22 JUL 1864 at Provo, Utah, USAG, aged 48.1 
Burial*25 JUL 1864 She was buried on 25 JUL 1864 at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, USAG.7 
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 1864.7 

Family

Frederick Bird b. 15 Aug 1810, d. 26 Jul 1857
Marriage*28 NOV 1833 She married Frederick Bird, son of Thomas Bird and Mary Ann Luck, on 28 NOV 1833 at Eaton Bray, BedfordshireG.1 
Children
Last Edited28 Feb 2021

Citations

  1. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, marriage; Frederick Bird & Mary Ann Fenn, Eaton Bray, Beds., fhl 1279093.
  2. [S65] England & Wales Christenings, bapt., Mary Ann Fenn, parents John & Martha, Billington, Beds., fhl 826467.
  3. [S25] Extracted from the 1841 census.
  4. [S26] Extracted from the 1851 census.
  5. [S59] USPRI, Bird family, New York for Utah; on SS 'Thornton', Liverpool to New York. Arriving Passenger & Crew Lists.
  6. [S88] US Federal Census 1860, with 2nd husband Ezekeal.
  7. [S66] Obit., with burail record on findagrave.com, #21228273. full details of family travels and children.
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