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Bonner Bird

Bonner Bird is a good candidate to be the father-in-law for Peter Long, Sr of Cabarrus and Macon NC. He is living adjacent to Peter Long in a 1798 land deed and moved to Buncombe County about the same time as Peter. Family tradition suggests Peter's wife's surname was "Bird". And Peter named a son Bonner Long.

Bonner Bird appears in the 1790 Wake County census (many area residents migrated from Wake), land records of Montgomery and 1804 Cabarrus Counties and then 1810 census in Mecklenburg and 1820 in Buncombe. [unlocated in 1800 census]

Revolutionary War Pension Application:

Bird Bonner, S8070, NC Line, applied [pension] 3 Oct 1832 Haywood Cty NC aged 82, enlisted in York District SC, soldier was born in Bertie Cty NC and after his discharge moved to Halifax Cty VA then later moved to Montgomery Cty NC then to Buncombe Cty NC in 1819 or 20 then later to Haywood Cty NC