Abraham Bird Ordinary

In September of 1778, the Shenandoah County Court issued a license to Abraham Bird "Gentleman" to keep an ordinary that sold, among other things, alcohol.

He must have produced a portion of the spirits he sold because on August 29, 1782, the County Court certified that Abraham Bird had sold 15 and 1/2 gallons of whiskey to the American government during the Revolution. The location of Bird's ordinary and the exact dates in which he operated it are unknown.