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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.
 
Location. 41° 17.114′ N, 75° 52.34′ W. Marker is in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Touch for map. Monument is in Section B of Forty Fort Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 River Street, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this 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
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
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Denison House (approx. one mile away); Henry M. Hoyt (approx. 1.1 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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