BIRD


James Curtis Bird and Elizabeth Montour, Red River Settlers beginning c. 1821 (with step-families)

1. BIRD, James Curtis ‘Sr.’. Born c. 1773, probably at Acton, London, England to James BIRD and Elizabeth CURTIS; HBC career; married more than one Aboriginal woman according to the custom of the country and possibly practiced polygamy before he formally married, 30 March 1821, Elizabeth MONTOUR (Métis); died 18 October 1856, Red River Settlement; left an estate, excepting real property, valued at under £4,000, the bulk of which was left to his daughter and son by his last marriage—to Mary KELLY-LOWMAN—Eliza Margaret BIRD and Curtis James BIRD. Birds Hill Village, MB, was founded on or near James Bird’s property (3,000 acres with a rise of land originally known as Pine Hill, northeast of Upper Fort Garry).

– sp. Unidentified First Nations Woman. Reputedly ‘Snake’ so sometimes assumed to be Shonone/ Shononi, but, given James Bird’s location at the inferred time of marriage, was more likely to have been Assiniboine/ Stoney/ Nakoda or even A’ani/ A’aninin/ Haaninin/ Atsina/ “White Clay People”/ Gros Ventre. (It is not clear in fur trade records whether, in this period of Canadian history, the name ‘Snake’: referred to Northern Paiute people; was inaccurate; or was meant to identify an entirely unrelated, non-Paiute people. Notably ‘Sioux’—of which the Assiniboine/ Stoney/ Nakoda were a part—was mistranslated in some accounts as deriving from a Chippewa/ Ojibwe word meaning “little snake.” But as well, throughout most records, the Piegan Blackfoot referred to the A’aninin as “Piik-siik-sii-naa,” which translates as “snakes.”)

2. BIRD, Margaret ‘Cree’. Born c. 1787 “in the Snake Indian Settlement“; adopted by James Curtis Bird at Rocky Mountain House (probably on the occasion of his country marriage to her mother); married 1809; died 1847.

– sp. HOURIE, John Sr. Born 1779, Orkney; HBC career; died 1857.

3. HOURIE, John Jr. Born c. 1810, Hudson’s Bay.

–sp. DENNETT, Jessie/ Janet/ Jane.

3. HOURIE, Robert. Born 1815, Red River.

–sp. ANDERSON, Christiana ‘Christy’.

3. HOURIE, James. Born 1818; died young.

3. HOURIE, Thomas. Born 1820.

–sp. SINCLAIR, Mary Ann.

3. HOURIE, Jane. Born 1824; died young.

3. HOURIE, George. Born 1825.

–sp. COOK, Eleanor.

–sp. KNIGHT, Elisabeth.

3. HOURIE, Peter. Born 1827; married before 1856.

sp. WHITFORD, Sarah. Born c. 1834 to Francois WHITFORD and Marie GLADU; baptized 2 June 1834 St. John’s, Red River; died 1910.

3. HOURIE, Betsy. Born 1829.

3. HOURIE, Philip. Born 13 August 1833.

– sp. COOK/ HALCRO, Euphemia/ Neptune.

2. BIRD, Charles. Born c. 1795; HBC career; from 1805-1815 at Edmonton (excepting 1808-1812, when in London, Eng.); died age 23; “in closing out his account after his death the following notation appears in the records: ‘Balance to his father James Bird’,” so Charles has been posited to be a son of James Bird Sr., but he might instead have been his brother.

– sp. Elizabeth? Born c. 1798?

– sp. Oo-menahomisk/ Mary.

2. BIRD, James Jacques Jr./ James John/ Jimmy Jock/ Jemmy Jock. Born c. 1798-1800, probably at Carlton House; HBC Clerk, Assistant Trader, and Interpreter; had several wives and at least 11 children; guide for brother-in-law James Sinclair’s colonizing party to Oregon in 1841; career as interpreter for U.S.; settled in Red River 1856, ‘twelve miles below Upper Fort Garry’; blind by 1870s; interpreter for Canadian treaties; died 11 December 1892 Two Medicine Creek, Blackfoot Reservation, MT; buried December 1892 Browning, MT. See also John C. Jackson, Jemmy Jock Bird: Marginal Man on the Blackfoot Frontier [Google Books preview].

– sp. Elizabeth. Born 1808 to unidentified First Nations parents; died 1846.

3. BIRD, James. Born 1824.

3. BIRD, John. Born 1825; died 12 October 1837, at St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, William. Born c. 1826.

3. BIRD, Edward. Born c. 1830.

3. BIRD, Mary. Born March 1832.

3. BIRD, Letitia. Born July 1834.

3. BIRD, Elisabeth. Born c. 1835; baptized 10 May 1835.

3. BIRD, Maria. Born 1836.

3. BIRD, Charles. Born January 1837.

– sp. BUTTS, Sarah. Born c. 1809 North-West Territory, to Bull’s Heart/ Heart BUTTS; baptized 6 June 1858 St. Paul’s, Red River; married James Bird 25 December 1857 St. Paul’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Nancy. Born 1844.

3. BIRD, Agnes. Born c. 1845; died 1885.

3. BIRD, Joseph. Born 1845; died 10 April 1871 St. Andrew’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Thomas. Born 1847.

3. BIRD, Philip. Born c. 1848.

3. BIRD, Alfred. Born c. 1850.

– sp. Elizabeth.

2. BIRD, George. Born c. 1792/ 1793/ 1798 South Branch House, Saskatchewan River; HBC career; married 23 August 1825 St. John’s, Red River; died 28 February 1855 Red River.

– sp. THOMAS, Anne. Born c. 1800 Red River to Thomas Thomas of the HBC and Sarah, a Cree woman; baptized Feb. 1825; 10 children; died c. 1846.

3. BIRD, Amelia. Born 4 January 1821; died 9 April 1893 Middlechurch, Manitoba.

3. BIRD, Frederick Adolphus. Born 18 March 1823, Red River; baptized 1 August 1824; married 21 December 1843 St. John’s; died 30 November 1884 Carleton [SK]; buried December 1884 Portage La Prairie MB.

– sp. GARRIOCH, Ann/ Anna. Born 6 April 1824/ 1826; baptized 8 May 1826; 8 children; died 6 May 1919 of ‘bronchitis’ Portage La Prairie MB; buried 8 May 1919 St. Mary’s cemetery, Portage La Prairie MN.

4. BIRD, Edward. Born c. 1840; died c. 1864.

4. BIRD, William Gilbert. Born 25 July 1848/ 1849 St. Paul’s, Red River; married 15 September 1870 Red River; resided Carrot River [Star City SK]; died 4 August 1942 Star City SK.

– sp. CUMMINGS, Harriet. Born 25 August 1855 to Robert CUMMINGS and Jane MONKMAN; 11 children; died 24 September 1927 Star City SK.

5. BIRD, Isabelle Jane. Born 4 June 1873; died 1956.

5. BIRD, Clara Ann. Born 1874; married c. 1904/ 1905; died 1951.

– sp. MABB, Henry Liddell. Born 1872 Hull, Yorkshire, England, to Henry Liddell MABB Sr. and Ellen HOLDER; previously married to Bertha May MULLETT; died 1960/ 1961.

5. BIRD, Emma Margaret. 1876, Portage; died 1880.

5. BIRD, Jemima Adelaide. Born 1878; died 23 August 1880.

5. BIRD, Mable Mary. Born 16 august 1880; died 11 January 1881.

5. BIRD, Robert Edward. Born 4 August 1883; died 15 January 1949.

5. BIRD, Donald.

5. BIRD, William Francis. Born 28 May 1886.

5. BIRD, Ina Maria. Born 20 February 1889; died 1961.

5. BIRD, Pauline Constance Ivy. Born 13 May 1899.

5. BIRD, Uma Serita Frederick. Born 13 May 1899.

4. BIRD, Emma Margaret. Born 17 May 1850, Portage La Prairie; died 1879 Portage la Prairie MB.

– sp. OTTON, Frank Woolnoth. Died 1907 Battleford SK.

5. OTTON, [son].

5. OTTON, [son].

4. BIRD, Harriet Anne. Born 20 May 1854, Portage La Prairie; baptized 20 May, Portage La Prairie.

4. BIRD, Clara. Born 9 April 1856 Portage la Prairie; married 17 February 1873.

– sp. BATES, John George. Born c. 1852, Ireland; died 1899.

5. BATES, [3 children].

4. BIRD, Catherine. Born 13 March 1860.

– sp. GARDEN, George F.S.

5. GARDEN, [daughter]. Born Portage la Prairie.

4. BIRD, Maria M. Born 29 April 1862 Portage La Prairie; baptized 26 June 1862 St. Mary’s la Prairie; died 30 June 1926 Portage La Prairie MB; buried 2 July 1926 St. Mary’s cemetery, Portage [MB].

4. BIRD, Adelaide Harriet. Born 15 November 1864 Portage La Prairie; baptized 18 December 1864; buried 27 October 1865 St. Mary’s la Prairie, Portage.

4. BIRD, Charles Frederick ‘Fred’. Born 18 August 1866 Portage La Prairie; resided Star City SK; died 5 April 1914 Portage [MB].

– sp. IRELAND, Alice.

5. BIRD, [daughter]. Born Portage la Prairie MB

4. BIRD, Henry George ‘Harry’. Born 12 December 1868 Portage La Prairie; baptized 25 December 1868; died 10 December 1940 Star City [SK].

– sp. LOGAN, Ann Harriet.

5. BIRD, [3 children].

3. BIRD, Catherine. Born 17 August 1829, St. Paul’s Red River; died after 1901.

3. BIRD, George. Baptized 3 April 1831, St. John’s Red River; died 11 September 1881 St. Paul’s MB.

3. BIRD, Thomas. Born 1832, St. Paul’s parish, Red River.

3. BIRD, Charles James. Born c. 1835; baptized 13 September 1835.

3. BIRD, Sarah. Born c. 1838; baptized 7 July 1838.

– sp. TARN, John.

3. BIRD, William George Thomas. Born 1 April 1840 Red River; 8th child; married half-cousin died 1912.

– sp. SUTHERLAND, Mary Jane ‘Harriet’. Born to James SUTHERLAND Jr. and Maria BIRD (daughter of Joseph Bird and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Thomas). 

3. BIRD, Ann Elizabeth. Born 9 June 1844 Red River; died 6 February 1871, High Bluff MB.

3. BIRD, Harriet Sophia. Born 9 December 1846 Red River; baptized 9 December 1846; died 7 February 1855.

2. BIRD, Levi. Born 1801 Edmonton House; married 9 November 1832 St. John’s, Red River; died 12 January 1864 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. THOMAS, Jane. Born c. 1816 to Thomas THOMAS of the HBC and Sarah, a Cree woman; died 1841.

3. BIRD, Thomas Levi. Born 3 April 1832, St. Paul’s, Red River; baptized 2 July 1834.

– sp. LINKLATER, Mary Louise. Born c. 1838 North-West Territory.

3. BIRD, Sophia. Born 1834, St. Paul’s, Red River; died 9 September 1891 St. Andrew’s, MB.

3. BIRD, James Edward. Baptized 17 December 1837.

3. BIRD, Henry. Born 1841; married 1 September 1864 St. Andrew’s, Red River; died 1892.

– sp. LOUIS, Chloe. Born c. 1843.

2. BIRD, Henry. Born 1804 or 12 December 1805 Edmonton House; married 28 October 1824 St. John’s, Red River; named in father’s will of 21 March 1829; died 9 December 1893 St. Andrew’s MB.

– sp. CALDER, Harriet. Born 28 October 1809 York Factory to John CALDER and Sarah HUMPHRIES; died 14 October 1889 St. Andrew’s MB.

3. BIRD, Amelia. Born c. 1826 Red River; died 13 May 1898 Portage la Prairie MB.

3. BIRD, Elizabeth. Baptized 3 June 1828 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Chloe. Born 1832.

3. BIRD, Jemima. Baptized 28 June 1835.

3. BIRD, Harriet. Born 1838.

3. BIRD, Nancy. Born July 1840 St. Andrew’s, Red River; died 6 January 1874 at St. Ann’s/ Poplar Point MB.

3. BIRD, John James. Born 3 October 1844; died 1933.

3. BIRD, Morris Henry. Born 1847, St. Paul’s, Red River; died 4 April 1878, St. Andrew’s MB.

3. BIRD, Caroline. Born c. 1851 Red River.

– sp. McDONELL, John.

3. BIRD, Edith Jane. Born c. 1855; died 20 October 1863 St. Andrew’s, Red River.

– sp. MONTOUR, Elizabeth. Born c. 1777/ 1789 [SK?] to Nicholas Jean dit Menard MONTOUR and Suzanne Umfreville; lineage reputedly “included roots in the Cree, Shawnee, Oneida, Iroquois and Algonquin tribes”—her father Nicholas Jean dit MONTOUR was baptized 31 October 1756, Albany, child of Andrew ‘Sattelihu’ MONTOUR  and Sarah AINSE/ Sally HANDS (born 1728; died 1823 ON). Nicholas Jean dit MONTOUR died 6 August 1808 Pointe du Lac, Quebec. Elizabeth Montour’s grandfather, Andrew ‘Sattelihu’ MONTOUR (born c. 1700 and died 1775), was a son of ‘Chief’ ONEIDA and Elizabeth COUC (born c. 1667 at Trois Rivieres; died c. 1752 Pennysylvania; a daughter of Pierre COUC and Marie MITE AMECKE); Elizabeth Montour married James Bird Sr. 30 March 1821; died autumn 1834; buried 1 November 1834.

2. BIRD, Joseph. Born 1 January 1800 Edmonton House [AB]; married 30 March 1821 Fort Douglas, Red River; named in father’s will of 21 Mar. 1829;died 9 September 1878/ 1879 Poplar Point MB.

– sp. THOMAS, Elisabeth ‘Betsy’. Born 27 January 1805 Swan River to Thomas THOMAS of the HBC and Sarah ‘Cree’; died 1846.

3. BIRD, Marie/ Maria. Born 1822 St. Paul’s, Red River; died 22 November 1891, South Branch [SK].

– sp. SUTHERLAND, James.

4. SUTHERLAND, Mary Jane ‘Harriet’. Born 1848; died before 1901.

– sp. BIRD, William George Thomas. Born 1840; died 1912.

5. BIRD, Sarah Ann ‘Annie’. Born 1871; 13 children; died 1963.

– sp. CROMARTIE, William George. Born 1867 to William Edward CROMARTIE and Mary Ann HOURIE; 3d child of 17; died 1942.

3. BIRD, Elizabeth. Born 1824 St. Paul’s, Red River; died 22 October 1887 Prince Albert [SK].

3. BIRD, William. Born 1826; baptized 26 December 1826 St. John’s, Red River; died December 1827; buried 11 December 1827.

3. BIRD, Joseph. Born c. 1829; baptized 27 January 1829; died 8 June [year?] Red River.

3. BIRD, Emma. Born c. 1832; baptized 25 August 1832; died 8 April 1843 Red River.

3. BIRD, Jane. Born 14 August 1835 St. Paul’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Letitia. Born c. 1836; baptized 28 February 1836; died 1849.

3. BIRD, Thomas. Born 1838; baptized 18 March 1838.

3. BIRD, Charles George. Born 14 February 1840/ 3 February 1846 St. Paul’s, Red River; baptized 12 March 1840 St. John’s, Red River; married 30 June 1863 St. Mary’s la Prairie, Portage [MB]; died 31 December 1919 Waitville/ Birch Hills SK.

– sp. HALLETT, Ann. Born 1846 St. John’s, Red River to Henry HALLETT Jr. and Catherine PARENTEAU; baptized 7 June 1846 St. John’s, Red River;  died c. 1868 St. Andrew’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Ann Harriet. Born c. 1842; baptized 20 March 1842.

3. BIRD, John. Baptized 12 February 1844.

3. BIRD, Sarah. Baptized 20 December 1845.

2. BIRD, William. Born c. 1803/ 1805; named in father’s will of 21 March 1829; married 28 October 1822 St. John’s, Red River; died 18 June 1885 [Winnipeg?].

– sp. HAY/ MONKMAN, Venus Rubina/ Robina ‘Bennie’. Born 1801 to unidentified parents; reputedly Blackfoot, Hay First Nation; died 1864.

3. BIRD, Charles. Baptized 15 March 1832 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, James. Born 1824 St. Paul’s, Red River; died 27 April 1891.

– sp. GIBSON, Isabella. Born July 1829 to Hugh GIBSON and 1st wife Isabella CHALIFOUX; died 15 May 1901.

3. BIRD, William. Born November 1826, Red River; married 1874 Edmonton.

– sp. TABOR, Fanny.

3. BIRD, Mary. Born 15 March 1832, Red River; died 25 July 1911 St. John’s, Winnipeg MB.

3. BIRD, Isabella. Baptized 26 July 1835.

3. BIRD, Henry. Baptized 6 November 1843 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, George. Born 1843, St. Paul’s, Red River; died 7 April 1872.

3. BIRD, Nicholas. Born 1 April 1847, St. Paul’s, Red River; died 13 June 1924, St. Andrew’s, Halcro SK.

3. BIRD, Sarah. Born 11 July 1848 Red River.

3. BIRD, John Thomas. Born 25 October 1850 St. Paul’s, Red River; baptized 28 November 1850 St. Paul’s, Red River; married 1882 Prince Albert [SK]; died 18 December 1946, Birch Hills SK; buried St. Saviour’s, Birch Hills SK.

– sp. CAMPBELL, Frances Elizabeth ‘Bessie’. Born out of wedlock 4 October 1865/ 1867 St. Andrew’s, Red River, to Richard Duncan CAMPBELL and Catherine HALCRO; raised by maternal aunt and uncle, Margaret HALCRO and James MONKMAN; died 1925 Birch Hills SK; buried St. Saviour’s, Birch Hills SK. 

4. BIRD, William Robert. Born 7 October 1883 Prince Albert [SK?]; died 9 May 1884, Halcro Settlement [SK].

4. BIRD, Alice Mabel. Born 19 June 1895, Qu’Appelle [SK].

4. BIRD, Blanche Louise. Born 7 September 1892.

4. BIRD, Catherine. Born 21 September 1894.

4. BIRD, Laura M. Born 1896.

4. BIRD, John J. Born 17 April 1899.

2. BIRD, Elizabeth Maria. Born c. 1806; married 3 December 1829, St. John’s, Red River; died April 1845.

– sp. SINCLAIR, James. Born c. 1805/ 1806/ 1811? to William Sinclair I and Nahoway/ Margaret HOLDEN; educated Scotland; appointed 1853 first Postmaster Red River; died 1856 Cascades, Columbia River [OR].

3. SINCLAIR, Elizabeth. Born c. 1830.

3. SINCLAIR, Harriet Goldsmith. Born 9 July 1832.

– sp. COWAN, William [Dr.].

3. SINCLAIR, Alexander Christie. Born c. 1834; died 20 September 1834.

3. SINCLAIR, Maria.

3. SINCLAIR, Henry.

3. SINCLAIR, Jessie.

3. SINCLAIR, Louisa.

3. SINCLAIR, Emma.

3. SINCLAIR, Colin James.

2. BIRD, Letitia ‘Letty’. Born 10 February 1810 Brandon House; reputedly “could trace her a remarkable lineage that included roots in the Cree, Shawne, Oneida, Iroquois and Algonquin tribes, through her mother”; baptized 13 May 1821; “second child in a family of eleven”; married 2 October 1827 St. John’s, Red River; named in father’s will of 21 March 1829; migrated with James Sinclair’s party of settlers to Oregon 1841, with husband and 4 children; had 10/ 11 children (one an adopted granddaughter) and “raised 23 orphan children and had three with her, at the time of her death”; died 16 February 1897 Glencoe [North Plains, Washington County OR], age 87 “and 6 days”; buried grave no. 68 Harrison Cemetery [Vadis] OR.

– sp. McKAY, Charles Richard. Born 8 February 1807/ 1808 Brandon House [MB] to John Richard McKAY and Mary FAVEL; “seventh son”;  member of the ‘Wolf Pack Meeting’ often held at his house to form the state of Oregon; founder of Glencoe Settlement; died 28 May 1873/ 1 April 1873, Glencoe OR.

3. McKAY, Charles Richard ‘Talo’. Born 16 January 1829 Red River; migrated 1841 with parents to Oregon; 1st married 16 September 1850 Tualatin, Washinton OR; 2d married date and place unknown; died 27 February 1901 Portland, Multnomah OR.

– sp. SPENCE, Mary.

– sp. COOK, Mary.

3. McKAY, Marie/ Maria. Born 18 March 1831/ 1832 Red River; migrated 1841 with parents to Oregon; 1st married 25 December 1845 [Washington County] OR; 2d married 5 September 1872; died 16 August 1909 Portland, Multnomah OR; buried Riverview Cemetery, Portland OR.

– sp. SMITH, Thomas Hardman ‘Sr.’.

– sp. PLUMEY, George Leon.

3. McKAY, Elizabeth. Baptized 26 June 1835 Red River; died 1835 Red River.

3. McKAY, Mary Ann. Born 20 November 1837/ 1839 Red River; migrated 1841 with parents to Oregon; married 2 September 1835 Glencoe OR; died 12 April 1932 Hillsboro, Washington County OR.

– sp. ELLIOTT, Samuel Hayden.

3. McKAY, Isabelle. Born 6 April 1833/ 1839 Red River; migrated 1841 with parents to Oregon; 1st married 14 February 1856 Columbia/ Washington County OR; 2d married date and place unknown; died before 1897.

– sp. BROOKS, John Privity.

4. BROOKS, Maria Isabella. raised by her grandmother Letitia Bird-McKay.

– sp. MORSE, Carlton A.

3. McKAY, Harriet. Born September 1840/ 1841 [Red River?/ Fort Spokane?]; died 1863.

– sp. SPENCE, Joseph.

– sp. BARSTON, Miles.

3. McKAY, Cecelia. Born 1842 OR; died 1843/ 16 May 1865, Washington County OR.

– sp. PHILLIPS, Joe Clemons.

3. McKAY, Chloe. Born 1843/ 1844 OR.

3. McKAY, Nancy Ann. Born 1843 OR; 1st married 14 August 1862; 2d married before 28 May 1873.

– sp. WILSON, Charles.

– sp. EPLER.

2. BIRD, Philip. Born ca. 1818 Red River; baptized 30 March Red River; married 4 February 1847 St. John’s, Red River; reputed to be Roman Catholic; migrated to Oregon with James Sinclair’s party 1854; died 1 June 1910 Sumner, Pierce County WA.

– sp. FIDLER, Mary. Born c. 1831 to Thomas FIDLER and either his first wife Nancy/ ELizabeth HALLET or his second wife Jane KIPLING; Mary Fidler died c. 1877 Pierce County, Washington Territory.

3. BIRD, Maurice. Born November 1847 Red River; baptized 12 November 1847; died November 1847 Red River; buried 20 November 1847 Red River.

3. BIRD, Joseph James. Born 8 November 1848 Red River; died 31 December 1935 Roy, Pierce County WA.

3. BIRD, Mary Eliza. Baptized 29 December 1850 Red River; married 17 December 1866 Pierce County, Washington Territory.

– sp. BREWER, James.

3. BIRD, Roderick. Baptized 29 May 1853; married 15 February 1886, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington Territory; died 29 August 1935, Tacoma, Pierce County.

– sp. WOODWARD, Catherine.

3. BIRD, Harriet Maria. Born c. 1855 Hillsboro, Washington Territory; died 3 August 1887 Teniono, Thurston County, Washington Territory.

3. BIRD, Anna L. Born c. 1857, Washington Territory; died 30 September 1935.

3. BIRD, Aurilla. Born c. 1860 Washington Territory; married 22 August 1873 Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington Territory; died 7 June 1937 Western State Hospital, Steilacoom, Pierce County.

– sp. BASTIEN, Isaac. Born c. 1849 Washington Territory; died 10 July 1936, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington Territory.

2. BIRD, Arthur. Born 1822 [1811?]; migrated to Oregon 1854 with James Sinclair’s party.

– sp.

2. BIRD, Mary. Baptised 11 October 1829 Red River; named in father’s will of 21 March 1829; 1st married 1842 Red River; 2d married 18 October 1860 St. John’s, Red River; died before August 1875.

– sp. McKENZIE, Hector. Born c. 1788 to Charles McKENZIE and Mary McKAY.

3. McKENZIE, Mary. Born c. 1842.

3. McKENZIE, Hugh. Married 19 July 1878.

– sp. McLENNAN, Mary Ann. Born 2 November 1869 St. Clement’s, Red River Settlement.

– sp. LANE, William Douglas.

3. LANE, Eliza Harriet Jane. Born 9 May 1863; baptized 29 June 1863 St. John’s, Red River.

2. BIRD, John [Philip ‘Jack’?]. Born c. 1808, Fort Edmonton [the provenance for a middle name is weak]; married 29 March 1826 St. John’s, Red River; died 1837/ 15 October 1839 near Pembina, Minnesota Territory, of a gunshot wound inflicted by Thomas Simpson.

– sp. McKAY, Mary. Born 19 March 1810 Brandon House to John McKAY and Mary FAVEL; died 1858, Vancouver, Clark, Washington Territory.

3. BIRD, John Jr.

3. BIRD, Simon.

3. BIRD, Eliza.

3. BIRD, Charles James.

3. BIRD, William.

2. BIRD, Thomas. Born c. 1815/ 1816; married 21 April 1836 St. John’s, Red River; migrated to Oregon 1854 in brother-in-law James Sinclair’s party.

– sp. McDERMOT, Harriet/ Ellen/ Helen. Born 1819 St. John’s, Red River to Andrew McDERMOT and Sarah Mary McNAB; baptized 12 August 1821; widow by 1881.

3. BIRD, Marie Sara/ Sarah Celestine. Born 1837/ 1841 St. Boniface, Red River.

– sp. BRACONNIER, Antoine. Born 10 November 1838 to Baptiste BRACONNIER and Lisette BEAUCHEMIN.

4. BRACONNIER, Mary Jane. Born 2 January 1858.

4. BRACONNIER, Marie Josephine. Born 1861.

4. BRACONNIER, Jean Joseph. Born 1863/ 1864.

4. BRACONNIER, Thomas. Born 1867.

4. BRACONNIER, Robert. Born 1870.

4. BRACONNIER, Joseph Carlos Dominique. Born 1872.

4. BRACONNIER, Jean Baptiste. Born 1874.

3. BIRD, Catherine. Born 4 February 1841 Norway House [MB]; died 3 March 1842.

3. BIRD, Thomas. Born 9 February 1843 Norway House; married 15 November 1860.

– sp. BROWN, Elizabeth.

3. BIRD, Henry. Born 29 December 1844 Norway House.

3. BIRD, John. Born 10 June 1847 St. James, Red River.

3. BIRD, Robert Miles. Born 17 February 1850.

– sp. MORISSETTE, Adelaide. Born February 1852 to Baptiste MORISETTE and Adelaide BRACONNIER.

4. BIRD, John/ Jean Thomas. Born 1869.

3. BIRD, Charles. Born 12 September 1852 Norway House; married 24 April 1873.

– sp. ADAMS, Mary. Born 1850 to Joseph ADAMS and Archange OUELETTE.

3. BIRD, Mary. Born 24 December 1854 Norway House.

2. BIRD, Chloe. Born 1815; baptized 13 May 1821; married 25 April 1833 St. John’s, Red River; died 1842 Columbia River, Oregon Territory.

– sp. FLETT, James. Born 1813 to Rev. George FLETT and Margaret ‘Peggy’ WHITFORD; baptized 7 December 1823; died 1843 Columbia River, Oregon Territory.

3. FLETT, Margaret.

3. FLETT, Mary.

3. FLETT, Charlotte. Born c. 1840 Red River; resident 1850 in Oregon Territory.

3. FLETT, Jemima.

2. BIRD, Nicholas Garry. Born 1824; baptized 2 August 1824 St. John’s, Red River; migrated to Oregon 1841 with James Sinclair’s party; died Umatilla Indian Reservation OR.

– sp.

2. BIRD, Peter.

– sp.

– sp. KELLY-LOWMAN, Mary. Born 1801; widowed; Governess, Girl’s School/ Seminary Red River; received a grant of £2,500 in trust from Bird; then married him 22 January 1835; died 1873 at Chesnut, Herts, England.

2. BIRD, Curtis James [Dr.]. Born c. 1837; baptized 12 February 1838; named in father’s will of 21 March 1855; married 6 February 1862 St. Andrew’s, Red River; died 1876, London, England.

– sp. ROSS, Frances. Born c. 1840 to Donald ROSS (born c. 1798) and Mary ‘Molly’ McBEATH (born 1 May in Linibul Scotland to Alexander McBeath of Sutherlandshire [died September 1848 Red River] and Christina GUNN of Dallagen, Sutherlandshire [died 1855 Red River]); Frances’ brothers included Roderick ROSS Sr., and Donald ROSS Jr.; died 28 February 1867; buried 1867 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, James Roderick [Dr.]. Born 16 June 1863; baptized 10 September St. Paul’s, Red River; died 31 August 1953; “Obituary,” M.A.J. vol. 69 (November 1953), 542: “Dr. James Roderick Bird, aged 90, a doctor whose roots went deep into Manitoba’s history, died on August 31 at his home in Winnipeg. Dr. Bird’s grandfather was a Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, whose [sic: his] father, Dr. Curtis James Bird, was the first speaker of Manitoba’s Legislative Assembly. Born at Middlechurch, Manitoba, Dr. James Bird practiced at Whitewood, Sask., until 1922 and until his retirement in 1931 he served with the department of Indian affairs at Norway House and Hodgson. He is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters.

– sp. Adrienne. Born 1880 France.

3. BIRD, Mary Annabella. Born 23 November 1866; baptized 22 June 1866 St. Paul’s, Red River.

– sp. ROSS, Annabella. Born 22 August 1832 to Donald ROSS and Mary McBEATH; died 22 August 1874; buried St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, Alfred Curtis. Born June 1868, St. John’s, Red River; baptized 12 August 1868 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BIRD, George Henry. Born May 1870; baptized 19 June 1870 St. John’s, Red River; died 1943.

3. BIRD, Colin Alexander. Born 5 April 1872; died 22 April 1957 Vancouver BC.

3. BIRD, Ralph Ross. Born 1874; died 1874.

2. BIRD, Elizabeth/ Eliza Margaret. Born 4 January 1840; named in father’s will of 21 March 1855.

– sp. GRIFFIN, Charles John.

2. BIRD, Harriet Isabella. Born 6 June 1842; baptized 23 October 1843; died before 1855.