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371. George Washington BIRD65 was born in 1831. He died in 1884 at the age of 53.

1880 Census. Mason Twp, Marion, MO, Hh 308
Washington, Byrd, age 49, Farmer
Amanda, 42, wife
Emma, 13, dau
James M. Fry, 45, boarder, Trader

George Washington BIRD and Amanda Scott FRY were married on 20 September 1860 in Marion County, Missouri.138 Amanda Scott FRY138, daughter of John FRY and Mary Jane LEIGHTON, was born in 1837 in Missouri.137 She died in 1901 at the age of 64.65

Amanda has been thought by some to be the daughter of the first wife Obedience Allen. However, she was not named in the estate settlement of Obedience's father, John M. Allen, in 1855 in Bourbon Co KY and the two older sons, John Allen & James M. were listed as being entitled to two-thirds of the portion of their deceased mother. No designation of the remaining one-third is suggested. The document does name John Fry as the attorney of the two sons. If John Fry's marriage record to Mary Leighton could be found this question would be settled.

Amanda and George Bird were third cousins.

In 1900 she was listed as a widow, aged 62, a resident of the State Hospital for the Insane in Buchanan Co MO. She was listed as having had 12 children but there were apparently only two. Daughter Emma born about 1866 and a son Charles born about 1869 who is not found after the 1870 census.