Individual Record 175

Name}   Bird, Elam Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 6 Mar 1834 Place} DeCoursey Creek, Independence M.D., Kenton, Kentucky
Marr.: Date} Exa  4 Sep  1859 Place} DeCoursey, Independence, Kenton, Kentucky     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  1 Jan  1914 Place} Eight Mile, Hamilton, Ohio
Burial: Date} Cir   3 Jan  1914 Place} Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Withamsville, Clermont, Ohio
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1255=1850 USA cen
Source 2} 201 = Marriage rec
Source 3} 1247=1860 USA cen
Source 4} 1251=Probate rec
Source 5} 1286=Probate rec
Source 6} 707 = 1870 USA cen
Source 7}   28 = 1880 USA cen
Source 8} 202 = Map/Atlas
Source 9} 204 = Land deed
Source 10}   92 = Pension rec
Source 11}203 = Town directy
Source 12}  91 = 1900 USA cen
Source 13}594 = 1910 USA cen
Source 14}712 = Death certif
Source 15}1248=Cemetery rec
Source 16}1246=Letters
Source 17}1250=Family history
Parents: } Francis (Frank) Bird Jr. & Sarah Grizzel
   Relationship No.} 782
1st Household No.} 191 = M.D.3, Kenton, Kentucky
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:   Prime} Patterson, Martha
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Elam was about eight years old when he lost his father.  Elam's mother then had to find work to support herself.  Beginning two years later in 1844 Elam had to adapt to the arrival of a new and strange step-father, the quick arrival of an infant step-brother, and soon his mother's divorce — and then his mother's marriage to husband #3 in 1853.

Six years later at age 25 Elam found his own love and married Martha in 1859.
In 1862 Elam and his brother Elisha split 10¼ acres of Kenton County land that they inherited from their grandfather Francis (Frank) Bird senior's estate.  In addition, in 1864 they split $24.90 as the final settlement of their grandfather's estate.

At the age of 30½ Elam enrolled as a Private in Company E, 53rd Regt. of the Kentucky Mounted Infantry Union Volunteers for a period of one year.  Elam was mustered in on 4 Oct 1864 at Covington, and was mustered out on 15 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.  He was a farmer before and after his tour of duty.

In 1880, Elam and his family lived in the Third Magisterial District in Kenton County, Kentucky (see Household 191).  Elam was still a farmer.

In 1886 Elam applied for a Civil War veteran's pension claiming "severe and permanent disability" from being kicked by a horse on or about 11 May 1865 at Mount Sterling, Kentucky.  His claim stated that he was 5' 6' tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair, and resided at 13 Patton street, in Covington, Kentucky.

Elam's name shows up in Covington city directories from 1890 to 1900 with him living at 1418 Bank Lick and listed as having the following occupations:  expressman, paver, bricklayer, shoemaker, and stone mason.  Several of his children also lived at that same address.

Elam moved his family by 1900 to Eight Mile, Anderson Township, Ohio.  That is where he died.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}  
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None  
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army - Infantry   for the State of} Kentucky
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   2 Jan 2011
Date Created}    5 Sep 1994
Copyright © 2004, 2010, 2011 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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