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William Birdwell (abt. 1772 - 1811)

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William Birdwell
Born about in Bent James, Botetourt, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Gainsboro, Jackson, Tennessee, USAmap
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Biography of William Birdwell


10 Feb 1772


George Birdwell and Mary L Looney


  1. Sarah Birdwell
  2. Robert Birdwell
  3. Ann Birdwell
  4. George Birdwell (1760 - 1816)
  5. Benjamin Birdwell (1765 - 1840)
  6. Moses Birdwell (1769 - 1848)
  7. John Birdwell (1770 - 1854)
  8. Jane Birdwell
  9. Elizabeth Birdwell
  10. Joseph Birdwell
  11. James Birdwell
  12. Joshua Birdwell
  13. Mary Birdwell


Rachel Elizabeth Lefever (1784 - ____)



Mary Ann "Polly" Birdwell Spurlock (1816 - 1904)


23 FEB 1811
Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee


Birdwell Cemetery
Jackson County, Tennessee[1]

Life Events of William Birdwell

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.[2]

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.


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 86881108
  2. Davidson County Tennessee Deed Book 1, page 7

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