- Born: Abt 1600, , , England
- Married: , Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Ancestral File Number: GG4W-P6. User ID: 4635.
A History of the American People, Vol I, The Swarming of the English, Woodrow Wilson, 1901, Ch V, The Expansion of New England, p148:
"...It had been no easy matter to struggle through the dense tangle of the almost pathless forests all the long ninety miles which lay between these new regions and the Bay; there were cattle to be fed and driven all the long way; there were women and children to be thought of and spared; and those who made the hard journey spent weeks of weary travelling and lonely camping in those vast forests, which seemed to spread everywhere without border or any limit at all. Even boats could not be expected to make the journey round about by sea unless they chose their season; for when winter came the river was apt to be choked with ice. But these Puritans were not men to be daunted, as the Dutch found to their cost. The journey was made again and again and again, by party after party, as if there were no obstacles which even the women need dread.
"Uneasy congregations were not the only people to quit the Bay in that day of eager movement, when men came by the thousands out of England...Many a man, many a family who found the rule of the Massachusetts magistrates over irksome, turned their eyes [westward]..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 GG4W-P6 Mrs Mary (BIRD), FHKN-9J Mary Born ?Hartford CT.
Mary married Thomas BIRD in , Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Thomas BIRD was born in 1600 in , , England and died on 10 Aug 1662 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)