277. John Calhoun5 Birdwell, Sr. (Allen B.4, John3, George2, Original American1) (#20533) was born in Lawrence Co., Al 7 Apr 1829. John died 6 Jan 1869 in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, at 39 years of age. His body was interred in Lost Isbell Cem., Mt. Enterprise, Tx.

He married Adeline Burney Cunningham in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 14 Jun 1849. (Adeline Burney Cunningham is #20534.) Adeline was born in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., Tn 18 Nov 1829. Adeline was the daughter of Jeremiah Cunningham and Mary 'Polly' Lynch. Adeline died circa 16 Aug 1920 in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, at approximately 90 years of age. At 20 years of age Adeline became the mother of James Pinkney Birdwell in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 4 Oct 1850. At 23 years of age Adeline became the mother of Jeremiah Cunningham Birdwell in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, 9 Jan 1853. At 25 years of age Adeline became the mother of Lourinda Ross Birdwell 14 Jul 1855. At 27 years of age Adeline became the mother of Paulina Jane Birdwell 29 Aug 1857. At 30 years of age Adeline became the mother of Joseph Allen Birdwell Dr. in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 23 Apr 1860. At 35 years of age Adeline became the mother of Addie Ann Birdwell in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 22 Nov 1864. At 37 years of age Adeline became the mother of John Calhoun Birdwell, Jr. Jr. in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 28 Dec 1866.

At 21 years of age John became the father of James Pinkney Birdwell in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 4 Oct 1850. At 23 years of age John became the father of Jeremiah Cunningham Birdwell in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, 9 Jan 1853. At 26 years of age John became the father of Lourinda Ross Birdwell 14 Jul 1855. At 28 years of age John became the father of Paulina Jane Birdwell 29 Aug 1857. At 31 years of age John became the father of Joseph Allen Birdwell Dr. in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 23 Apr 1860. At 35 years of age John became the father of Addie Ann Birdwell in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 22 Nov 1864. At 37 years of age John became the father of John Calhoun Birdwell, Jr. Jr. in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx., 28 Dec 1866. Buried on Bluff near Octon Creek--Grave has been lost & the Birdwell Cemhas been lost. Info recieved from Grand Lodge of Texas Masons in 1988 John Calhoun Birdwell was initiated in the Mt. Enterprize lodge #60 on 10/8/1860 he was initiated, on 11/12/1860 he passed to Fellowcraft, and on 12/10/1860 hewas raised to Master Mason. He Affiliated with Douglas Lodge #43 on12/15/1866 and was Worshipfull Master in 1867 & 1868. See book written in 1970 by Jerry H. Birdwell and published in 1988 by Jerry H. Birdwell Jr. on story and letters between John Calhoun and Adaline Burney Cunningham from 1860 until his death. Enlisted in Confederate Army 10 Mar 1862 at Douglas, Tx in Co. H.,17th Dismounted Cavalry; captured at Arkansas Post on Arkansas Post Source:The people of Nacogdoches County in Civil War by Carolyn Reeves Ericson. A family story tells that one of John's guards was a Master Mason and recognisedhim as one and helped him escape later in another battle John recognised the guard and returned the favor on the battlefield.

John Calhoun Birdwell, Sr. and Adeline Burney Cunningham had the following children:

child + 619 i. James Pinkney6 Birdwell was born 4 Oct 1850.

child + 620 ii. Jeremiah Cunningham Birdwell was born 9 Jan 1853.

child 621 iii. Lourinda Ross Birdwell (#20728) was born 14 Jul 1855. Lourinda died 26 Nov 1881 at 26 years of age.

child 622 iv. Paulina Jane Birdwell (#20729) was born 29 Aug 1857. Paulina died 27 Jul 1949 in Sacul, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, at 91 years of age. She married Bartholomew Turnipseed Burk 15 Apr 1886. (Bartholomew Turnipseed Burk is #20730.) Bartholomew was born 16 Mar 1855. Bartholomew was the son of James Washington Burk and Annie Lucas. Bartholomew died 3 Jan 1917 at 61 years of age. (See Bartholomew Turnipseed Burk for the continuation of this line.)

child + 623 v. Joseph Allen Birdwell Dr. was born 23 Apr 1860.

child 624 vi. Addie Ann Birdwell (#20760) was born in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx. 22 Nov 1864. Addie died 27 Jan 1950 in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, at 85 years of age. This was my Aunt Addie, who never married and lived in the family homestead with Uncle John all her life. She was the most educated of all the family and helped any of the girls who wanted to go to school, she loved every member of her family and wrote a regular newspaper column for the Redland Herald. She left all her letters and papers to my father dates from Cem III page 66.

child 625 vii. John Calhoun Birdwell, Jr. Jr. (#20761) was born in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Tx. 28 Dec 1866. John died 1 May 1947 in Trawick, Nacogdoches Co., Tx, at 80 years of age. This was my Uncle John who never married, he was a photographer, blacksmith,farmer and great story teller,but never considered a sucess during his lifetime. He lived on the family farm in the house of his father and all members of the family loved him. Dates from Cem III page 67.

horizontal rule

email graphic Send email to preparer: doc@arksupplies.com

Table of Contents graphic Return to Table of Contents or Index

Go to Next Page GraphicGo to Next Page

Go to Previous Page GraphicGo to Previous Page