"West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X55H-H5M : 12 December 2014), Andrew V Bird in entry for William S Bird, 28 Feb 1858; citing Pine Woods, Pocahontas, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 34,490.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6RR-BVD : 15 July 2017), William S Bird in household of Elizabeth Bird, Collins Settlement, Lewis, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 131, sheet 9A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,406.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9C5-85Q : accessed 7 November 2019), William S Bird, Collins Settlement district (south side), Lewis, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 58, sheet 5B, family 88, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,763.
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