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Elizabeth CLARK
Husband:  John BIRD
Birth:  1755-74
Father possiblyWilliam BIRD
Mother possiblyMs. DAVIS
Wife:  Elizabeth CLARK
Birth:  1755-74, VA or SC 
Father:  Reyderus CLARK
Mother:  Anna __?__
1.  (Son A) BIRD, b. 1774-84
2.  (Son B) BIRD, b. 1774-84
3.  (Son C) BIRD, b. 1774-90
4.  (Son D) BIRD, b. 1774-90
5.  (Son E) BIRD, b. 1774-90
6.  (Daughter A) BIRD, b. 1784-1790
7.  (Daughter B) BIRD, b. 1790-1800
8.  (Daughter C) BIRD, b. 1790-1800
9.  (Son F) BIRD, b. 1790-1800
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  United States Bureau of the Census.  1907/8.  Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States taken in the year 1790.  Gov't Printing Office, Washington, DC (online in the Archives of USGenWeb, along with digitized images of the original pages).
1790 SC 96 Dist. Edgefield Co. p. 511c John Bird 01-05-02-00-00
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = John
5 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Son A
= Son B
= Son C
= Son D
= Son E
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = wife
= Daughter A

3.  1800 Census, Union Co., SC (extracted by Paul R. Sarratt, Jr.; online in the Archives of SCGenWeb).
1800 SC Union Co. BIRD John p.  241 10211-21010-04
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = Son F
2 males 16-25 1774-1784 = Son B, C, D, or E
= Son A, B, C, or D
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = John
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Ryderus
2 females 9 or under 1790-1800 = Daughter C
= Daughter B
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = wife 
4 slaves all ages in or bef. 1800 = ? ? ? ?
This record could be interpreted as John being the eldest male, but it's a better fit with Reyderus as the eldest male, which also solves the problem of where Reyderus was in 1800.  Three sons have either died or left the nest.  

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there are several John BIRDs in Logan Co., KY.

5.  Myra Sydney (Davis) Dipple.  nd.  Chronology of the Life of Col. Henry Clark.  Extract pertaining to John BIRD: 
13 Dec 1801 Rydarus Clark, with sons-in-law, John Bird and John Gillham, sold a tract of land on Gilkey's creek of Thicketty Creek* for $2570.  This seems to be the disposal of Rydarus's estate, recorded 25 June, 1803.  John and Sarah Gillham moved to Wanda, Madison Co., Illnois, in June of 1803. Union Co., SC,
Deed Book G,
Page 279.
* This land is now in Cherokee Co., SC.

.  Author?  1973.  Title?  South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research 1(3): 165 (online at Ancestry.com):
Lancaster County Deed Book A
Page 191. 30 Sept. 1782. John Bird of Craven County, planter, and Hannah his wife, convey to Thomas Frizle of the same place, planter, for 500 pounds current money, a piece of land containing 150 acres on Flat Creek, part of a tract of 400 acres conveyed to (not given) by James Bratin, on William Bratton's line, Clammons, Gardner's corner.
Sampson Hough
Gale Frizle
John (X) Bird
Hannah (X) Bird
Sworn by Gale Frisel 4 May 1784 before Fred'k Kimball, J.P.
Were there two John BIRDs?  Or did our subject marry twice?

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