10 Feb 1772
William Birdwell was born 10 February, 1772 at the Bent of the James River, Botetourt County, Virginia. He was the son of George Birdwell andMary Looney. Parents of Mary L Looney were Thomas Llewellyn Looney and Margaret Jane Harmon Looney.
By 1806 William Birdwell is in Jackson County, Tennessee where he signed "Petitioners for reduction of Constitutional Limits of Jackson County, Tennessee".
William Birdwell is on the 1811 tax list for Jackson County, Tennessee.
In Davidson County, Tennessee on 23 February 1811, William Birdwell made release to Mary and George Birdwell, executors and c. of estate of George Birdwell, deceased. This will was proved in court of Montgomery County, Tennessee in 1811.
The following taken from "Genealogical Abstracts From Tennessee Newspapers, 1791-1808,": Davidson County, Tennessee, Collection District number 9, 1 August 1800. 1. Page 285:The following tracts of land will be exposed to public sale on the 22nd of January next, to satisfy the direct tax. Eli. Hammond, Collector. Reputed owner, William Birdwell, 120 acres, Wells Creek.
2. Page 77: Letter at the Williamsburgh Post Office, 01 July 1810 for James or William Birdwell.
The following taken from "Tennessee Civil War Verterans Questionaires", compiled by Gustavus W. Dyer and John Trotwood Moore: William Birdwell lived with his family near Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.
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