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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.
She listed her birth date as Jan 1828 and gave her age as 72. She was Widowed but had been married 32 years. She had 7 children, all still living. As usual there was a large household.

Sallie McCamman, daughter, born Jan 1857, age 43, Widowed. Had 2 children, both living
Pearl McCamman, granddaughter, b. Dec 1888, age 21. Her father b. AL, her mother b. TX

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
Bettie, Daughter, b. Jun 1861, age 38, 8 children, 4 living [this is Mary E.]
Katie B., Granddaughter, b. Nov 1887, age 12, Benjamin E., grandson, b. Jun 1892, age 7; Wilbur M., grandson, b. Aug 1894, age 5; Ela B. granddaughter b. Apr 1898, age 2.

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
Bird, Araminta (wid. M. H.), boardinghouse, 214 E. 4th Ave.
Abraham Bird, bricklayer, boards at the same address
Robert L. Bird, gasfitter; his home at the same address
Miss Effie Bridges, boarder at same address
Benj. G. Harris, engr. boards at same address
Miss Pearl McCammon, saleslady, boards at same address - her mother not listed although there were several McCammons living in Corsicana at the time.

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
M. H. Bird, age 38, b. KY. A. Bird, age 32, b. MO
M. A. female age 7, E. A. male age 5, J. K. female age 3, Isobell age 1 Children all born in Texas
Barbara McPhall, age 60, born KY. [Barbara McFall, maiden aunt of Arminta's]

1870, Navarro Co TX, p.21
M. H. Bird, age 48, farmer, b. KY. A. Bird, age 42, b. MO
M. female age 16; M. A. male age 15; S. C. female age 13; I. female age 11; M.E. female age 9; E.R. female age 7; R.L. age 8 months. All children b. Texas
A. H. McFall, age 53, farmer, b. KY

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.
Mark M. Bird, age 57, b. KY, parents born in VA
Aramenta, age 52, b. MO, parents born KY
Missouri A. age 27, daughter; Edward O. age 25, son, blacksmith; Isobell A., age 21, daughter; Mary E. age 19, daughter; Emily R. age 17, daughter; Robert age 10, son, at school.
William Telfair, railroad conductor, age 27, b. Alabama and Sallie, age 26, and Richard 8 months, born in October 1879.
Also at least six more males.

Sallie had married and was with her husband Hugh McCammon in 1880.

FindAGrave.com; Memorial #44960404
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co, TX
Here rests our beloved
Mother
Araminta Bird
b. Jan 6, 1829
d. Apr 19, 1902
Father
Mark H. Bird
b. Aug 4, 1822
d. Jul 8, 1882
His epitaph:
HIS MANY VIRTUES
FORM THE NOBLEST MONUMENT
TO HIS MEMORY

Araminta FRY and Mark H. BIRD had the following children:

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i.

Missouri A. BIRD.

331

ii.

Edward O. BIRD.

+332

iii.

Sarah K. "Sallie" BIRD.

333

iv.

Isabelle A. "Belle" BIRD.

+334

v.

Mary E. "Bettie" BIRD.

335

vi.

Emily Roberta BIRD.

336

vii.

Henry BIRD.

337

viii.

Ellen BIRD.

338

ix.

Robert Lee BIRD.