He settled in Accomack County, Virginia near the Accomack Court House. He became angry with his father's family and changed the spelling of his name from Byrd to Bird. His will dated 11 December, 1815, left a 100 acre plantation to his son William. He lived, died, and was buried on his 100 acres on Old Church Road south 2 miles from the courthouse.
Father: Thomas Taylor BYRD , loyalist b: 17 Jan 1751/52 in Westover, Charles City, VA
Mother: Mary Anne ARMISTEAD b: 1753 in Hesse, Gloucester, VA
Marriage 1 Sally BULL
Marriage 2 Caziah HINMAN