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Penelope Coffield[1, 2]

Female Est 1758 - Aft 1844


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  • Born  Est 1758 
    Gender  Female 
    Census: Federal  1790  , Edgecombe, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • male >16: Peter Bird [at abt 32]
      female [Penelope]
      male <16 [James at 7]
      female [Mary at abt 5]
      female [Nancy at 3]
      1 freed person
      3 slaves
    Estate Administrator  28 May 1803  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "Ordered that citation be published for Penelope Bird to administered on the estate of Peter Bird dec'd.----"
    Letter of Administration  29 Oct 1803  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "Ordered that letters of administration be granted to Penelope Bird on the estate of Peter Bird dec'd. Whereupon it is ordered that Solomon Jordan, John Vezey, Isaac Battle & John Champion or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed to appraise on oath the personal estate of Peter Bird dec'd. "rec'd $5" listed in margin"
    Inventory & Appraisement  28 Jan 1804  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "Penelope Bird returned an appraisement of the estate of Peter Bird dec'd amounting to $1314.87 1/2 cts.---"
    Account Return  15 Dec 1804  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • "Penelop Bird administratrix of Peter Bird dec'd returned an account of sales of said Peter Bird dec'd amounting to $1597.37 1/2 cts."
    Land Lottery  1805  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    as drawer number 1125, Penelope Bird drew two blanks 
    Account Return  5 May 1806  , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • "Mrs. Penelope Bird and Abraham Rawls administrators of Peter Bird dec'd returned an account of money paid out of the said Estate amounting to four hundred and eighty six dollars forty cents & 3/4----"
    Land Lottery  27 Mar 1827  , Captain Reaves District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    was awarded lot 142, district 19, Lee County 
    • "Bird, Penelope lunatic" received this draw on the 18th day's drawing, March 27th.
    Died  Aft 1843  [1
    Person ID  I4139  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Benjamin Coffield, Sr.,   b. 1720, , , Nansemond County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 24 Oct 1770 and Nov 1770, , , Edgecombe County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Beatrice Spier,   b. Est 1725,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1745  , , Nansemond County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1330  Group Sheet

    Family  Peter Bird, Jr.,   b. Abt 1758, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Feb 1802 and 28 May 1803, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between Nov 1770 and 1772  , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Bird,   b. 3 Nov 1783, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1855, , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary "Polly" Bird,   b. Abt 1785, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy Bird,   b. 1787, , , Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Irwin Bird,   b. 6 Apr 1795, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1857, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F507  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Nov 1770 and 1772 - , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , Edgecombe, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Administrator - 28 May 1803 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter of Administration - 29 Oct 1803 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - 28 Jan 1804 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 15 Dec 1804 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - as drawer number 1125, Penelope Bird drew two blanks - 1805 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccount Return - 5 May 1806 - , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 142, district 19, Lee County - 27 Mar 1827 - , Captain Reaves District, Hancock County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S228] Collections of Early County Historical Society 1979, 3 volumes, Early County Historical Society, Inc., (Tallahassee, Florida: Rose Printing Company), G929.3758., 2: 375, 377.

    2. [S1081] "Wills & Estates," database, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Rootsweb, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/edgecombewills.htm), will of Benjamin Coffield, contributed by Linda Ayres (WsSARANDOLPH@aol.com), 6 Feb 2007.

    3. [S1670] 1790 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Halifax County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000), M637, roll 7, p. 64, Peter Bird household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    4. [S582] Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1799-1817, Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler, (The Brantley Association of America), G 929.3758 HAN GA., 26 (page 92 of original records).

    5. [S582] Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1799-1817, Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler, (The Brantley Association of America), G 929.3758 HAN GA., 31 (page 111 of original records).

    6. [S582] Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1799-1817, Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler, (The Brantley Association of America), G 929.3758 HAN GA., 33 (page 118 of original records).

    7. [S582] Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1799-1817, Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler, (The Brantley Association of America), G 929.3758 HAN GA., 42 (page 146 of original records).

    8. [S960] The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled To Draws, Paul K. Graham, (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2005), G 929.3758 GEO., 44.

    9. [S582] Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1799-1817, Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler, (The Brantley Association of America), G 929.3758 HAN GA., 58 (page 201 of original records).

    10. [S873] Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827, Martha Lou Houston, (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1976), G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA., 53.