Death: by 1830
- Dates: ?-?
Notes: Founder, 1799. Born (probably) in Harford County. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Waters, nee Wetherell. Dr. Samuel Henry Birckhead was his son, Dr. James Reardon his son-in-law. He lived and died on his estate, near Magnolia Station, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. He was trustee of the first school in Harford County, 1798. The Maryland Medical Recorder, March, 1830, speaks of “the late Dr. Birckhead,” evidently meaning this one.
Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 322