343. Araminta FRY119 was born on 6 January 1829 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.120,121 She died on 20 April 1902 at the age of 73 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.88 She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
Arminta and Mark Bird migrated to Corsicana, TX from Missouri. They urged Abraham & Sarah to join them in the "land of opportunity"
1900 Census is very difficult to read but I found Arminta still in Corsicana.
Sallie McCamman, daughter, born Jan 1857, age 43, Widowed. Had 2 children, both living
Robt. Lee Bird, son, born Jan 1870, age 30, Plummer by trade
Harris, Benjamin H., son-in-law, b. Jun 1851, age 48, married 14 years. Born England as were his parents. He had immigrated in 1866 and was an Engineer
Abram Bird, nephew, b. Aug 1842, age 57, Married for 21 years, b. MO, brickmason [probably son of George W. Bird, Mark's brother]
Effie Bridges, grt Niece, b. Dec 1881, age 18, b. TX as were both parents.
There is a Corsicana City Directory for 1901 at Ancestry.com. This was a year before Araminta died. She was listed as
Araminta FRY and Mark H. BIRD were married on 18 May 1848 in Marion County, Missouri.10,119 Mark H. BIRD90,118, son of Abraham BIRD and Catherine FRY, was born on 4 August 1822 in Kentucky.88 He died on 3 July 1882 at the age of 59 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.92 He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
Mark Bird was a son of Capt. Abraham Bird Jr. and Catherine Fry. Mark and Arminta were second cousins, once removed or twice removed - kin in two different ways.
Mark Bird listed as one of the scholars of Frank Hayden in a log school house, 1829, along with William [K.] Fry.
In 1850, Mark & Araminta were still living in Marion Co MO in Miller Township. Mark gave his occupation as Cooper and did state he was born in KY, age 28. Araminta was age 20, born in MO. Catharine & Abraham Bird, Mark's parents were living with them. Also listed as being in the same dwelling was Abraham P. Bird, age 32, also a cooper & also born in Kentucky. Presumably Mark's brother. His wife was Elizabeth, age 28, born in Maryland. They had children born in Missouri: Francis R. age 11 [male], Abraham age 8, Susan S. age 4, Catherine age 2.
1860, Navarro Co TX
1870, Navarro Co TX, p.21
Found in 1880 in Corsicana TX. The family had several boarders including who I believe is surely Arminta's uncle: Alfred W. McFall, age 62, born in KY; he is running a Livery Stable. Two railroad conductors, John C. Crank & Jos. S. Telfair, and a railroad laborer, H. B. Waddill, are also in the household. At long last the family members have names.
Sallie had married and was with her husband Hugh McCammon in 1880.
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Araminta FRY and Mark H. BIRD had the following children: