Melissa (Millicent/Polly) Coleman Bird

December 15, 1805–September , 1850

Born in Massachusetts; daughter of Hannah Comfort and Jeremiah Coleman. Probably died at Zodiac, Gillespie County, Texas. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] “Milesent Coleman,” in “Tri-County County Bible Records,” Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice (, accessed Aug. 2015). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2015), Millicent Polly Coleman LZ55-ZPV . 1810 U.S. census, Wallkill, Orange Co., New York, p. 481, Jeremiah Coleman; NARA microfilm publication M252, roll 29. 1850 U.S. census, Zodiac, Gillespie Co., Texas, p. 316B, Polly Bird; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 910. U.S. census digital images from (, accessed July 2015). General Church Recorder, Far West and Nauvoo Elders’ Certificates, 1837–1838, 1840–1846, p. 26, Milicent Bird, CHL. Melvin C. Johnson, Polygamy on the Pedernales: Lyman Wight’s Mormon Villages in Antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858 (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2006), 78.