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Forty Fort in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Bird

 
 
James Bird Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
1. James Bird Grave Marker
Inscription.  

Son of
John and Rebecca Montanye Bird
Born Dec. 20, 1785

Served with great distinction in the Battle of Lake Erie. For leaving his command later to join army at New Orleans, was condemned, shot and buried at Erie, Nov. 10, 1814, but his countrymen in song and story have honored him as a hero and martyr.

Reinterred here Nov. 10, 1935 by Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, and the Luzerne County Chapter, Daughters of 1812.


 
Erected by Luzerne County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1814.
 
Location. 41° 17.114′ N, 75° 52.34′ W. Marker is in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Monument is in Section B of Forty Fort Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 River Street, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this
James Bird Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
2. James Bird Grave Marker
Denison Family obelisk at distant right
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marker); Forty Fort Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); What on Earth is a Levee? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trailing Along (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to the First Residents' Path (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forty Fort.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Execution of James Bird-War of 1812 (poem). (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "James Bird" song at American Memory, Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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