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Bird family deeds

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bird, Sarah.
Creator: Strickland, Elijah.
Title: Bird family deeds
Dates: 1848-1853
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1182

Biographical/Historical Note

The Bird family of Bryan County, Georgia, was well known for its eccentricity and independence. Their home, The Aviary, was situated on the shoals of the Ogeechee River. Many of the Bird family members have been buried in Bird Cemetery, Bryan County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two deeds for property in Bryan County, Georgia. The first deed, 1848, is from Sarah Bird to Andrew and Jackson Bird for 353 1/2 acres of land. The second deed, 1853, is from Elijah Strickland to Cyrus Bird and A. G. Smith for 80 acres of land.

Index Terms

Bird family.
Bryan County (Ga.)
Real property, Exchange of.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Bird family deeds, MS 1182, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Item 1: Deed. Mrs. Sarah Bird to Andrew and Jackson Bird. 353 1/2 acres of land in Bryan County, Georgia, 1848 September 1 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 2: Deed. Elijah Strickland to Cyrus Bird and A. G. Smith. 80 acres of land in Bryan County, Georgia, 1853 March 24 ( 2.0 p. )