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Bird Family.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Birdsboro Steel Foundry & Machine Company Record Book

Identifier: SC MS 0297

A very detailed account of the Brooke Family control of the foundry and machine company. The transactions reflect the singular family control for almost 200 years in spite of large indebtedness to maintain control of power, wealth and influence in the iron and steel industry of Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1906-01-01 - 1937-12-31

Colonial Iron Manufacture Ledger 1770-1773

Identifier: MS0312
Scope and Contents The ledger book entries begin May 17, 1770 ending August 3, 1773, however, inside the front and back covers are the childish notations of Mary Bird (1753-1813), daughter of William Bird (1706-1761), builder of the Berkshire Furnace, indicating dates of January 7, 1767 and February 1767 among her efforts at practicing cursive handwriting. Mary Bird was the ninth child of William and Brigitte Huling (1710/5?-1790/92?) Bird. Mary married Colonel George Ross Jr. (b.?-d.1779) in 1773 in Christ...
Dates: 1767 - 1773; Majority of material found within 1770 - 1772

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