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MY PERSONAL LINE OF KIRBY'S
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The name to follow through these records is PETER!  These families had the name of WILLIAM & PETER in every generation.

I know for sure that my line starts with William Kirby who married Lydia Kimble back in 1796 in Montgomery County Virginia.  I have some suppositions as to the ancestral line of William Kirby.  I present this information here for your review.  If you know of any records that pertain to this line, please contact me. 

It's so hard to find concrete evidence when court houses were destroyed and records along with them.  The War Between the States didn't help the preservation of records either.

Another fact is my line just didn't leave a very good trail.  I had to use.....

 


NAMING PATTERN'S

Naming customs tend to restrict the number of forenames in use. In the three
English parishes studied by Price and in the Rutmans' Virginia County, for instance,

<those parents who named their first child after a grandparent often named their second after themselves.>

The core pattern of naming boys put father's father first and then father;

for girls, it was mother's mother and then mother.

Similarly, in New England, of those naming their firstborn for one of their own parents, half or more went on to name the second for themselves. Restriction of choice was further compounded in Virginia by that region's much higher mortality rate for children - one out of two or three compared to one out of five or six in England and New England. Because the English and their American cousins tended to pass the forename of a deceased child on to the next infant of the same sex, parents in Virginia recycled the
existing pool of forenames more often than the English and far more often than New Englanders. The long life expectancy for adults in New England allowed them to produce three times as many children per first marriage as Virginians did, greatly extending the opportunities for selecting names.(20)

SOURCE New England family genealogies in Appendix.
COPYRIGHT 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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William KIRBY, my known ancestor,  did as this pattern suggests and named his 1st boy, Peter and the 1st girl was named Margaret!


MIGRATION PATTERNS

SEE BELOW!


LAND RECORD [where I could find them]

EARLY TAX LISTS

.......to determine some patterns.  I also used the fact that Lydia KIMBLE's family was in the same area.


GENERATION #1

BERKS CO. PA. KIRBY’S A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY

Thomas Kirby born in England died in 1765 had the following children:

Joseph born 1722
Thomas born 1724
John born 1726 [received 50 shillings because of bad behavior, no land.]
Mary born 1728
William born 1730
Peter born 1732
Elizabeth born 1734
Standly born 1736
Michael born 1737

This family is completely outlined under the PA Families section.  Thomas has a Will and a good bit about his English heritage.


STILL      GENERATION #1

Record of Pennsylvania Co. PA Marriages, Prior to 1810, Vol.1, p.148

Marriage Record of Christ Church, Philadelphia 1709-1806


1757, April 25, Kirby, Peter, and Catherine Millard.  [Peter would be 25 yrs. old]

I slip this record in here because Berks county was taken from Phil. County and they reside side by side on the early maps. If the naming records apply, then Catherine was not the wife of my Peter.

Wouldn’t it be great if Peter M. Kirby’s name was MILLARD? Long shot but it’s nice to dream!



STILL      GENERATION #1

These male children were left land from their fathers estate:

INHABITANTS IN 1767 BERKS CO. Maiden Creek Twp.


KERBY, Standley Maiden Creek twp. [191.5 acres]
KIRBY, Joseph Exeter [Received 200 acres] OLDEST SON
KIRBY, Michael (single) Maiden Creek, twp [191.5 acres]
KIRBY, Peter Exeter [Received 199 acres]
   [ Peter would be 35 yrs. old]
KIRBY, William Exeter [Received 199 acres]
KIRBY, Samuel Long Swamp twp. [Was not mentioned in Will]

NOTICE THE PROXIMITY TO PHILADELPHIA…..WHERE PETER AND CATHERINE MILLARD WERE MARRIED!!!!

NOTICE THE PROXIMITY TO PHILADELPHIA…..WHERE PETER AND CATHERINE MILLARD WERE MARRIED!!!!

 


Rev. War Military Information

I ordered the Cumberland County & Bedford Co. Militia records for the State of PA, Rev. War. I was looking to verify these records previously found through the AGBI records.

Book Source:  PA Archives Vol. VI,

Militia & Associators  

Cumberland Co. PA

Class Roll of Capt. Noah Abraham's Company ;August 5th, 1782 William KIRBY GUILFORD CO. 8th class

Cumberland Co. PA Thomas KIRBY 3rd Class;                                                  Sixth Company, Fourth Battalion of Cumberland County Militia, Commanded by Samuel CULBERTSON, Lieutenant Colonel, July 1, 1781 & August 1, 1781.Roll Call List Hamilton twpPeter KIRBY [49yrs if #1] and Robert SLOAN are  listed as 2nd Class. 

6th Company of the Fourth Battalion of Cumberland Co. Commanded by Samuel Culbertson, Lt, Colonel, October 24th 1782  Thomas KIRBY, Cl'k Private ; Robert SLOAN, Private, Feb, 1783, Tax Accounting of Estates of Hamilton twp, Cumberland Co. PA, Peter KIRBY [50 yrs if #1] & Robert Sloan listed, value of Real Estate $386, $326.

Peter Kimble, 1st BN., 1st Co. Capt. Henry RUSH's Company is listed in a Roll Call, Bedford County PA.

Abraham COVAULT, is a Captain in the Rev. War from Bedford County PA. His son Abraham is also listed in the Tax records along with  Timothy and Bethuel. This family history states that the immigrant came through NJ>PA by way of Bedford, Cumberland, Washington & Greene Counties.


Revolutionary War Records

During the Revolutionary War, I think everyone was a patriot. Not to put these guys down, but my understanding was if you stayed instead of going to Canada, you pretty much had to serve. Still, it appears though, that each family only contributed only a few family members and not everyone served, at least at the same time.

The best place to begin is the PA Archives, which is indexed. There are a couple series that pertain mainly to Revolutionary War records. You may find your ancestor here.

One thing to understand is the way the militia was organized. Each county had a number of militia Battalions, with a number of Companies in each (often referred to by the commander, a captain, his name rather than a company number), each company from people within one township. The lists then break out classes. Some people mistakenly refer to a person as a Private 5th Class, as if the guy was on a scale where a Private 1st Class would be good, etc. This probably comes about from the modern US Army having ranks Private and Private 1st Class, the latter being a promotion.

Anyway, these classes weren't ranks, they were more like cycles that showed when the person would be rotated to 2 months duty. A different captain from the various companies would then take turns drilling men from one of the classes. Then a new captain and a new class. You may see either type of list (all classes in a township, or all members on duty). Berks County Genealogical Society also caries a book with those serving from Berks County. I doubt if these lists are entirely complete. You may still have a veteran in the family but proving it may be hard.

Some folks applied for pensions and there are indices that list both the application number (good idea if requesting a copy from US Archives) and another index that also includes genealogical extract info.

You may want to use tax lists to determine which township the members of your ancestor's company were from. Check the PA Archives tax list for a similar time period.

This came through a list and I have lost the author, sorry!


The SLOAN , COWEN, BYARD families are associated with the KIRBY family in PA & WV later so this could be a major clue!!

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA TAX & SUPPLY LISTS

1778

EAST PENNSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP

KEMBLE, Jacob 22 Acres; 0 Negro’s; 4 Horses; 4 Cattle; 12.1.0 TAX

GILFORD TOWNSHIP

KERBY, William 135 Acres; 1 Negro; 2 Horses; 3 Cattle; 16.7.8 TAX

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

CERBY, Petter 35 Acres; 0 Negro’s; 1 Horse; 2 Cattle; 14.8 TAX [46 yrs. if #1]

SLOAN, Robert 111 Acres; 0 Negro’s; 2 Horses; 2 Cattle; 9.1.0 TAX

COWEN, William 0 Acres; 0 Negro’s; 1 Horse; 3 Cattle; 3.9.4. TAX

1779

GILFORD TOWNSHIP

KERBY, William 300 Acres; 2 Horses, 3 Cattle, 2 Negro’s

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

KIRBY, James 80 Acres; 1 Horse, 2 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

1780

EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP

KIMBLE, Phillip 111 Acres, 3 Horses, 7 Cattle,

GILFORD TOWNSHIP

KERBY, William 443 Acres, 4 Horses, 8 Cattle, 1 Negro

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

SLOAN, Robert 150 Acres, 2 Horses, 3 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

1781

EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP

CIMBLE, Phillip 111 Acres, 3 Horses, 7 Cattle

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP

KERBY, William 443 Acres, 4 Horses, 10 Cattle, 1 Negro

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

KIRBY, Peter 145 Ĺ Acres, 1 Horse, 3 Cattle, 0 Negro [49yrs if #1]

COWEN, William 138 Acres, 0 Horses, 0 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

SLOAN, Robert 150 Acres, 2 Horses, 4 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

1781

LISTING OF FREEMEN (SINGLE)

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

KIRBY, Thomas 40.0.0 TAX

BAUD, John 40.0.0. TAX (could be BYARD ?)

RYE TOWNSHIP

KIMBLE, Phillip 100 Acres, 0 Horses, 0 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

1782

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP

KIRBY, William 443 Acres, 4 Horses, 9 Cattle, 1 Negro

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

KIRBY, Peter 145 Acres, 2 Horses, 4 Cattle, 0 Negro’s [50 yrs if #1]

SINGLE FREEMEN OF HAMILTON TWP.

KIRBY, Thomas 2.5.0 Amount of TAX

LEWIS, John 2.5.0 Amount of TAX

1785

EAST BOROUGH TOWNSHIP

KIMBLE, Phillip 111 Acres, 4 Horses, 6 Cattle, 0 Negro’s

HAMILTON & GULIFORD were not listed in this year and this was the last year of the tax lists for this county.


History of Earlier Cumberland Townships

NAME                         CREATED         FIRST APPEARANCE         DATE SEPARATED

Guilford Same as Peters   1751         1781             Part of Franklin Co. 1784.

Hamilton                  1752         1752             Part of Franklin Co. 1784.


Location in region surrounding Guilford,Franklin Co. Pennsylvania [NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO 'READING' WHERE THOMAS KIRBY SETTLED EARLY IN THE 1700'S!]

 


Location in region surrounding Hamilton, Township of Franklin Co, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania [NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO 'READING' WHERE THOMAS KIRBY SETTLED EARLY IN THE 1700'S!]

 

Doesn't appear to have any other's that lingered in the state.  Hamilton & Guilford ended up in FRANKLIN COUNTY in 1784 because of boundry changes.  These are the only records I could find of the KIRBY'S that remained in this area.

 

FRANKLIN CO. PA, TAX SUPPLY LIST   

(These townships changed counties in 1784 because of boundary changes)

GILFORD TWP.

1785

KIRBY, William 4-4-11

1786

KIRBY, William 3-18-6

1788

KIRBY, William 2-18-8

 

HAMILTON TWP.

1785

KIRBY William 1-7-0

1786

KIRBY, William 1-9-2

1787

CERBY, William 0-15-9

1788

KIRBY, William 1-3-8

1789

KIRBY, William 0-17-0

DEPUTY SURVEYORS UNDER APPOINTMENT FROM THE SURVEYOR-GENERAL

1804-1809  Thomas Kirby, Chambersburg


CLERKS TO DIRECTORS OF POOR-HOUSE

1832-----  James R. Kirby


CLERKS TO COMMISSIONERS

1843-----  James R. Kirby


In the year 1800, ROBERT HARPER sold the establishment to his brother, GEORGE KENTON HARPER (D. R. KIRBY of Chambersburg, had a copy of the Repository dated February 20, 1800, which was
marked No. 44 of Vol. IV.  Its subscription price is put at $2.25 per
year.  G.K. HARPER is its owner and publisher

We have to look at these KIRBY/KERBY men who lived in HAMILITON & GUILFORD townships because of the close proximity of where they live. Could the William in Guilford be the father/brother of Peter? (#1 had a brother named WM) The name game would fit! Even the James in the tax records of 1779 fits. Remember that over in VA early, there is a James, William, Peter & Phillip. I hope that I can find out who this William KERBY is that is living in Cumberland county which later becomes Franklin Co. PA.


The War of 1812 there is a record of Peter KIRBY [can't be #1] who applied for Pension in PA.  His service #SO33583.  He served in Col. Kincades PA Militia.  Capt. Michael Gilbert's Company.  I don't know the county as of yet.   These records can't be found but I'm still trying!


GENERATION #1

1768 Peter Kirby enters 400 acres on a branch of Pigg River, Pittsylvania County VA

[The 1st Peter would be 36 years old if this is his record! ]

Although there is a family of KIRBY’S living on Pigg River, they are well documented and Peter is never listed as a child. Perhaps on his journey West, he stops by for a while and then moves on!  I don't know how this Peter fits into the Cumberland Co. PA KIRBY'S or if he does fit into that family, he is isolated hear but I don't know if he ever lived on this land.

 

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Paying attention to migration patterns was exciting because this Peter on the Pigg River in Pittsylvania County VA was migrating West.  Watch the proximity to Montgomery Co. VA show up!


MIGRATION THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS (1700-83)

Hostile French U Indians across the Mtns before 1763, French defeated, gave English Canada & all the land up to MS River, drove Indians back

Settlers moved

(1) from MD-VA-MC thru Valley Thru Cumberland Gap in KY

(2) VA-NC-MD thru Valley into NE TN

(3) from PA-NJ-MD-N VA to Forks of OH River (SW PA, later Pittsburg) on Forbes and Braddocks  Roads.

(4) From VA into WV toward and to OH River thru river valleys

Then American Revolution (1776-83), savage British-incited Indian attacks, but cheap land brought people into TN-KY, also came down OH River to WV-KY-S OH.

1818-1838 The National Road

In 1818 the first section of the National Road was completed from Baltimore MD to Wheeling VA.  This route was also called the 'Cumberland Road' and was soon the most heavily traveled highway in America.  The grading and surfacing made it by far the most comfortable road to travel for its day.   Stagecoaches and commercial wagon traffic was heavy, with teams of wagons carrying grain and produce from the interior to markets in the East, and manufactured products to the West.  Many taverns and inns catered to travelers, where the latest news and politics were exchanged around the roaring fireplaces.  The road was completed across Ohio by 1828 across Indian by 1832, and completed to St. Louis in 1838.  In the 1840's, the road was continued to Jefferson City, Missouri.  The towns along the National Road grew rapidly and became some of the most important trading centers in America.  Baltimore benefited the most as the Eastern terminal of the National Road, rivaling New York, Philadelphia, and Boston as the prime seaport of the United States. The same route of the old National Road is very close to U.S. Highway 40 and Interstate 70.  Get out your Atlas and follow US 40 on the Western PA map.   Look at Interstate 70 also!  This is probably the road that Peter used to migrate West to Montgomery county!



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Location in region surrounding Meadow Creek, Virginia

 

Peter KIRBY also had land on Meadow Creek!


 

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STILL      GENERATION #1 FOR PETER

WILLIAM KIRBY #2 [OUR SENIOR] BORN TO PROBABLY PETER KIRBY  IN 1760-1770 as stated in Census records. 


MONTGOMERY CO. VA…  [POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF THESE PEOPLE AS MY LINE!]

1796

Jan. 6, William KIRBY & Lidia KIMBALL

Parents of Wife: Peter KINBALL (FATHER)

Security & Witnesses: Philip KIRBY, John KINBALL, Peter KIRBY

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Later in Greene Co. PA, Jon KIMBLE died and in his Will and estate records there is his brother, Peter KIMBLE present along with Abraham COVAULT.  This gives a definite tie to our GREENE CO. KIRBY & KIMBLE families.

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Peter #1 KIRBY would be 64 years old at the marriage of William and Lydia.

There is evidence of more than one PETER listed in the tax records of Montgomery county VA. The Peter that witnessed the wedding of William and Lydia could be a son of Peter #1.

Philip isn't a name that is continued down our descendant line so he is probably a cousin. There was a Phillip KIMBLE in the Tax records of Cumberland County PA early.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY VA TAX LIST

1790     Wm & Peter KIRBY are listed

1792     Peter KIRBY [2 are listed]

1793     Peter, WM, John, Francis

1794     Peter & WM

1798     Peter [2],James, John

After 1798 no Peter appears again.

This KIRBY clan was known to be living on Elliot Creek in Montgomery Co. VA. [see map above] Also, there were KIRBY'S from this same line on South Fork Roanoke River [see map above] Descendants believed to be related stayed in the area long after our group migrated to Fish Creek.


MONTGOMERY CO  KIRBY TIME LINE

 

Elliott Creek a branch of Roanoke River
 
WILLIAM KIRBY 1762
WILLIAM KIRBY 1782
Samuel KIRBY 1782
WILLIAM KIRBY 1793
SAMUEL KIRBY 1790 (WILLIAM FOR HIM)
WILLIAM KIRBY 1794
JOHN KIRBY 1782 ISSUED
WILLIAM KIRBY 1808 -1809
PETER KIRBY 1782-1790 ELLIOTTS CREEK
JAMES KIRBY 1817-1820 ELLIOTTS CREEK
JAMES KIRBY 1827 ELLIOTTS CREEK
JAMES KIRBY 1834 ELLIOTTS CREEK
 
Peter KIRBY 1783-1791 MEADOW CREEK
PETER KIRBY 1789-1791 NEW RIVER ON SPRING
PETER KIRBY 1783-1796 MEADOW CREEK
PETER KIRBY 1782- 1792 GLUMB CREEK
 
PETER AT THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM & SARH KIMBLE 1796
 
 

Montgomery Co. VA

Record of Plotts

Vol. D

1789-1791

 
 
PAGE 299
 
Survey for WILLIAM KIRBY, 171 acres of land on 29 day of Oct 1790 on a land office treasury warrant for 3888 1/2 acres No 8319 dated the 2nd of April 1782 paid of which is applied to him by William NEAL.
 
PAGE 306
 
Survey to Samuel KIRBY for 53 acres of land by value [?] made the 29th day of Oct 1790 on a land office treasury warrant for 3888 1/2 acres, NO 8319 dated 2nd of April 1782 part of which is applied to him William NEAL and Thomas RUTLEDGE lying in Montgomery County in the head waters of Elliott Creek a branch of Roanoke River joining the land of Rukard PEIRCE bound by poles, etc.
 
PLOTT BOOK E
1791-1819
 
PAGE 52
 
Survey for Peter KIRBY 113 acres of land of virtue applied for 6th day of March 1790 on a land treasury warrant for 9895 1/2 acres, No. 18,572 and dated the 9th of August 1783 applied to him by John WALTERS, John [?] and Reuban ZIMMERMAN, lying in Montgomery County VA on the waters of Meadow Creek.  Poles, etc... next to Henry CARTERS.   Signed by William PRESTON AUGUST 26, 1791
 
PAGE 53
 
Survey for Peter KIRBY 69 acres of land by virture of and made 9th of June 1789 in a land office treasury warrant for 69 [blank] acres NO 14,126 and dated the 6th of June 1782, 50 acres of which is applied to him by William PRESTON & John SMITH, the other made the 10th of Sept. 1791 on a land office primpthion [?] warrant for 1000 No 2,383 and dated the 13th of January 1783 paid of which applied to him by Henry PATTON & William [?] lying in the county of Montgomery Co. VA in the head of the EALBING Spring [?] a branch of New River.  Poles, etc.
 
PAGE 86
 
Survey of William KIRBY 57 acres of land by Virtue of an entry made the 28th day of May of 1793 on a land office treasury warranat No 14,632 for 2,936 applied acres granted to Elexander GREY the 24th day of Sept. 1762 lying in the county of Montgomery on the water of the west fork of Ellots Creek the waters of Roanoke.  Poles, etc...
 
PAGE 332
 
Survey of William KIRBY 820 acres of land persuant to an order of the worshipful court of Montgomery dated November 1792 permitting him to include in one survey his several claims of land adjoining which said survey includes 1771 acres surveyed for him the 30th of October 1790 and includes 53 acres surveyed for Samuel KIRBY October the 30th 1790.  This platt of which has become asigned to the said William KIRBY also included 46 acres entered the 24th of July 1798 on a land office treasury warrent No 1312 filed the 22nd of April 1795 lying in Montgomery county on the long branch of Elliotts Creek waters of Roanoke, and and bounded by poles, etc..
 
PAGE 386
 
Survey of William KIRBY 57 ACRES ON 2ND DAY OF JULY 1794, ALSO 100 ACRES AUG 1790, TREASURY WARRANT NO. 14,382 OFFERED 24 SEPT. 1782.  Also, 50 acres from Boktourt Co.  on 13th of November 1786 on a treasury warrant No. 13.114 the land by division of said county to Montgomery county.  Also includes 30 acres part of an entry of 100 acres made May 27 1793 on a land warrant No. 14.328 made on 24th of Sept. 1782.  Lying in Montgomery Co. on the West fork of Elliotts Creek branch of the Roanoke. Filed Bef. 11, 1797.  Plott delivered to Francis GARNER Aug. 1799.
 
PAGE 720
 
Survey for John KERBY, 35 acres of land by virtue made the 15th Sept. 1810 on the land office treasury warrant No. 14.202. issued the 12th day of Sept. 1782.  lying on the West side of his plantation on the waters of Elliott creek, on the south fork of Roanoke and bounded by poles,etc...
 
PAGE 724
 
Survey for William KIRBY 190 acres, Montgomery Co., 1809 permitting him to include in one survey his several claims of land admoining which said survey includes 90 acres  6th day of march 1805.  Includes 2 entried of 50 acres each made 8th of June 1808 on a load office treasury warrant No. 3.167.  On Elliotts Creek on Roanoke, etc..  Platt delivered to John MORGAN Nov. 1813.
 
PLOTTS OF MONTGOMERY CO. VA
VOL. F
1791-1890
 
PAGE 2
 
Survey for Peter KIRBY 113 acres of land by virture of entry made March 1790 on a land office treasury warrant for 986 acres NO. 18.512 and dated the 9th ddy of August 1783. On the waters of Meadow creek.  Poles,etc...
 
BEGAN AUGUST 20 1796
 
PAGE 72
 
Survey for Peter KIRBY 60 acres of land by virture of entry made August 19, 1790 on part of the land office treasury warrant for 2000 acres No. 14.618 and dated 7th of Oct. 1782 on the head of Glumb Creek the waters of New River in Montgomery Co. VA.  Plated by seale of 100 p. to inch May 28th, 1792.
 
PAGE 73
 
Survey for Peter KIRBY 50 acres of land by virture of entry made 11th May 1790 the ohter two one of 40 and the other 50 acres both of wich was made the 20th of Nov. 1791 on the land office treasury warrant for 2000 acres. No. 17.618 and dated the 7th of Oct. 1782 lying on a branch of Eliotts Creek.
 
MAY 29, 1792 sealed
 
PAGE 123
 
Survey for James KIRBY 110 acres of land by virture of entry made 15th day of Sept. 19=819, one for 50 acres on land warrant No. 6.078 applied the 6th day of Nov. 1817.  The other warrant No. 6.778 applied the 15day of Jan 1820 lying in Montgomery County, on Little Nap [?] Run waters of the North Folk on branch of Roanoke.
 
PAGE 146
 
Survey for John KIRBY 115 acres of land by virture of entry made 100 acres made on 20th of May 1820 and the 2nd day of Sept. 1822 upon land office warrants No. 5.700 issued the 16 day of July 1816, the other entry for 15 acres made the 27 day of Sept. 1822 on warrant No. 6.960 issued the 13th day of Nov 1820.  Lying in Montgomery Co, on the waters of the Elliott Creek.
 
Complete Spet. 4, 1822
 
PAGE 365
 
Survey for James KIRBY 142 acres of land by virture of entry made of 200 acres made the 11th day of Dec. 1834 on part of land office warrant No. 21.790 lying in Montgomery County on the S. Side of Pooriss Monham [?] on the south fork of the Roanoke.
 
PAGE 400
 
Survey for James KIRBY 44 acres of land by virture of entry made the 14th Dec. 1827, land warrant No. 11.867 [?]on the waters of the South Fork of the Roanoke in Montgomery Co.
 
 

NEW RECORD RECENTLY FOUND…

1812 -PA PETER KIRBY served in the War of 1812 in Capt. Michael Gilbert’s Co, in Col Kincade’s PA Militia. He collected Pension from his service and I plan to order the record from NARA.

This Peter will be an interesting part of the puzzle....could be the brother to our William.  He would be the right age.


WE ABSOLUTELY KNOW   this is our ancestor!

 1819- Land Deeds Ohio Co., VA Grantor/Grantee/ Amt. & Place/ Date

Charles BEELER to WM KERBY  500 Acres A Fish Creek   1819

 

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 This maps show a definite pattern of migration West.  It fits everything I have read about the time period and the movements of families.  Land in VA was cheap so they moved.  The Will of Thomas back in Berks county left land to Peter which would explain why our William had the money to buy land.   In reading through the marriage records of Montgomery county the names that are consistent with our line of Kirby's is Polly, Susan, Lydia, William &  James.

The Kimble family was definitely in Montgomery county with William & Lydia. Peter KIMBLE went back to Greene county PA by 1800 because he is listed there in census records.  He died in 1836 at Aleppo Township, Greene County Pennsylvania. 

William and Lydia must have both died before 1850 because there is no record of them anywhere. I believe at the death of his parents,  William JR. left Tyler county VA and went back to live in Greene County PA by the 1850 Census in Springhill twp. and stayed through the 1860 census where he is listed in Aleppo township.   William JR. Kirby migrates to Calhoun County WV by the 1870 census where he is 65 years old. He lives in Calhoun until his death in 1881.

Peter appears in 1860 in Marshall Co. WV where he will live out his life. He is in the 1880 Census of Marshall County WV but is not found after that.  He left us no Will or Estate records that we have found to date.  

 


 

 

 


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Also, William & Lydia's oldest son, Peter M. KIRBY stayed in Tyler county through

the 1850 Census.  This leads me to believe that William & Lydia died in Tyler County

and not Marshall County as we have once believed.

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WILLIAM KIRBY & LYDIA LAND RECORDS!

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Land Deeds Ohio Co., VA Grantor/Grantee/ Amt. & Place/ Date
Charles BEELER to WM KERBY  500 Acres A Fish Creek  1819

November 27, 1839 Virginia Land Grant, 100 acres between Hickman's Run & Sugar Run,              Tyler County, Virginia   SOURCE:  GRANTS 90, PAGE 642
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LAND RECORDS SHOW PETER & HIS FATHER IN OHIO CO. VA BY 1819.

Robert COVALT to Peter KERBY 93 Acres AT Fish Creek 1820


Peter KERBY ---- Sims Land Index.

He filed  for 50 acres on Fish Creek in Ohio County in 1832. It is recorded in book 4, page 96.  He also filed for 100 acres on Fish Creek in 1833. That is recorded on page 108 in book 4.

Peter KERBY ---- Sims Land Index.

He filed  for 50 acres on Fish Creek in Ohio County in 1832.
SOURCE:  It is recorded in book 4, page 96; Sims Land Index.. 

He also filed for 100 acres on Fish Creek in 1833. 
SOURCE: That is recorded on page 108 in book 4; Sims Land Index..

Feb. 1, 1838 900 acres on the waters of Left Fork on  Laurel Run [see scrapbook] SOURCE: GRANTS 88 PAGE 153

November 27, 1839 200 acres on Fish Creek & Sugar Run, Tyler Co. Virginia (see PICTURE]
SOURCE:  GRANTS 90,  PAGE 641

July 1, 1853, 16 acres recorded on Pole Cat Run, Tyler Co. Virginia (see PICTURE)
SOURCE: GRANTS 108;  PAGE 506

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JAMES ABRAM WAS PROBABLY IN TYLER COUNTY VIRGINIA IN 1840.  THERE IS A LAND RECORD RECORDED BY A NANCY KIRBY ON FISH CREEK IN 1839 WHICH IS PROBABLY NANCY LEHEW KIRBY.

NOVEMBER 27, 1839 VIRGINIA LAND GRANTS, 100 ACRES ON FISH CREEK, TYLER COUNTY VIRGINIA.
NANCY KIRBY
SOURCE: GRANTS 90, PAGE 643

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The deed above clearly said that William & Lydia was living in TYLER CO. in 1847 NOT MARSHALL CO

03/23/1847 James Kirby Lydia & William Kirby of  Tyler Co. and James Abram of Marshall Co., James & his heirs forever. Sum of $300. William deeded land to his son James in Marshall  County but he was still in Tyler Coulnty in 1847!

Since finding Peter M. KIRBY in the 1850 Census of Tyler, I can just imagine that  Wm & Lydia DIED in Tyler county between the years of 1847-1850.

I went back to check the township that William and Peter lived in and don't seem    to be able to find much in the Census records but the deeds suggest, Hickman's Run, Sugar Run, Pole Cat Run, Laurel Run & Fish Creek are some of the townships mentioned in these deeds.

Because William was in Ohio/Tyler Co. for at least 28 years [1819 - 1847] and Peter 33 yrs. [1819 -1853] they have to be on some tax list or something.

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KIRBY MIGRATION

 

William [elder]

Peter

William JR.

Nancy

 

 

 

1820 Ohio Co. VA (Now WV)    Census            WM SR. &  PETER  ORDER TAX RECORDS

 

Land Deeds Ohio Co., VA Grantor/Grantee/ Amt. & Place/ Date

Charles BEELER sells to WM KERBY  500 Acres A Fish Creek  1819

 

Robert COVALT to Peter KERBY 93 Acres on Fish Creek 1820

Peter KERBY ---- Sims Land Index.

 

He filed  for 50 acres on Fish Creek in Ohio County in 1832.

SOURCE:  It is recorded in book 4, page 96; Sims Land Index.. 

 

1830 Ohio Co. VA (Now WV)   Census           

 

WM SR. &  PETER

 

1837 Tyler Co. VA/WV                           

Abraham COVAULT & 220 of  waters of Pursley CR.

Jacob KIMBLE 120 Acres on South Fish Creek

Peter KERBY

1.)    900 acres left fork of Laurel Run

2.)    300 acres at Point Pleasant

 

1838 Tyler Co. VA/WV

Jacob KIMBLE 120 Acres on South Fish Creek

Peter KERBY

1.)    900 acres left fork on Laurel Run 

2.)    300 acres Point Pleasant [bought from James m. STEPHENSON]

 

1839 Tyler Co. VA/WV

William KERBY [elder] 100 acres on Fish Creek

               

November 27, 1839 Virginia Land Grant, 100 acres between Hickman's Run & Sugar Run, Tyler County, Virginia   SOURCE:  GRANTS 90, PAGE 642

 

            Nancy KERBY 100 acres on Fish Creek  (wife of James Abram)

            Peter KERBY 93 acres on Ohio River [bought from A.S. BIRCKHEAD]

 

1840 TYLER CO. CENSUS

            William Sr.

            William Jr.

            Peter  [Tax record also]

1.)    492 acres on Pursley CR [bought from Joseph MCCOY]

2.)    265 Point Pleasant CR [bought from Joseph MCCOY estate]

 

1841 Tyler Co. VA/WV

            William KERBY [elder] 100 acres of Fish Creek

Nancy KERBY 100 acres on Fish Creek  (wife of James Abram)

Peter KERBY

1.)    900 acres left fork of Laurel Run

2.)    300 acres on Point Pleasant

3.)      93 acres on Ohio River

4.)    367 on waters of Pursley

5.)    265 acres on Point Pleasant

6.)    200 acres on Fish Creek

Jacob KIMBLE South Fork of Fish Creek

 

1842 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

William KERBY [elder] 100 acres of Fish Creek

Nancy KERBY 100 acres on Fish Creek  (wife of James Abram)

Peter KERBY

1.)    900 acres left fork of Laurel Run

2.)    300 acres on Point Pleasant

3.)      93 acres on Ohio River

4.)    367 on waters of Pursley

5.)    205 acres on Point Pleasant

6.)    200 acres on Fish Creek

Jacob KIMBLE South Fork of Fish Creek

 

1843 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

William KERBY [elder] 100 acres of Fish Creek

Nancy KERBY 100 acres on Fish Creek  (wife of James Abram)

Peter KERBY

1.)    900 acres left fork of Laurel Run

2.)      93 acres on Ohio River

3.)    367 on waters of Pursley

4.)    165 acres on Point Pleasant

5.)    300 acres on Point Pleasant

6.)    200 acres on Fish Creek & Sugar Run

Jacob KIMBLE South Fork of Fish Creek

 

1845 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

William KERBY [elder] 100 acres of Fish Creek

Nancy KERBY 100 acres on Fish Creek  (wife of James Abram)

Peter KERBY

                  1.)  900 acres left fork of Laurel Run

2.)  367 on waters of Pursley

3.) 300 on waters of Pursley

4.)    200 acres on Fish Creek & Sugar Run

William KERBY JR.

            1.) 53 acres on waters of Pursley CR [bought from Peter KIRBY]

 

1846 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley

3.) 147 on waters of Pursley

James B. COVAULT

Wilson COVAULT

Silas COVAULT

James COVAULT

 

1847 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley

3.) 147 on waters of Pursley

James B. COVAULT

Wilson COVAULT

Silas COVAULT

James COVAULT

 

1848 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley

                        2.) 147 on waters of Pursley

 

1849 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley

2.)    147 on waters of Pursley

 

1850 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley

2.)    147 on waters of Pursley

 

1851 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 367 on waters of Pursley CR.

3.)    147 on waters of Pursley CR.

Deed Index states in this year Peter bought 225 acres from Josiah BOYERS on Pursley CR.  I assume his tax record reflects this purchase.

  

1852 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

            William KERBY [JR.] 53 acres on waters of Pursley

Peter KERBY

                  1.) 225 on waters of Pursley

3.)    414 on waters of Pursley

 

1853 TYLER CO. VA/WV TAX DEED

 

Peter KERBY

July 1, 1853, 16 acres recorded on Pole Cat Run, Tyler Co. Virginia (see land record in Scrapbook)

SOURCE: GRANTS 108;  PAGE 506

Today Polecat Run is halfway between Sistersville and Paden City, in Tyler County

 

1857 Tyler Co. VA/WV

 

Deed Book Index records reflect William KERBY JR. & others were mentioned in the records was buyers from John W. HORNER.  The name of Lis PENDENS is listed where the amount of acreage should be listed.  (odd record)

 

W.J. KERBY is listed as buying 500 acres on Willow Cr. from Samuel CONKLEís estate.  I donít know if this is our William Jr. but in checking the KIMBLE deeds records there are many families on this creek so it could be ours.

 

Note:  Even though Wm JR. went to Greene Co. PA  in time to be listed in the 1850 census through 1860, he kept his land in Tyler Co. His brother, Peter KIRBY was in Tyler Co. through the 1850 Census.  By the tax records he kept land through 1852. I donít have tax records later than 1852.

Census Records and Birth States Of the William Sr. Kirby Children!

Peter M. Kirby b. 1797 said that he was born in VA in the census records of 1860, 1870, 1880. In 1880 he said Father b. MD, Mother b. VA

William M. Kirby b. 1800 (we call him JR.) said that he was born in PA in the census records of 1850-1880. I don't have a copy of the 1880 census so I don't where he states his parents were born.

Lydia Kirby LEHEW b. 1806 stated in the 1850-1880 census records that she was also born in PA. She states her parents were both born in VA in the 1880 census.

Susan Kirby WADE b. 1817 stated that she was born in PA in the 1850-1880 census records. In 1880 she said here parents were both born in PA.

James Abram Kirby b. 1821 stated that he was born in VA in the census records of 1850-1880.  He states his parents were born father VA and mother PA.

These records tell us that William and Lydia Kirby left Virginia and were in PA by 1800 because William M. was born in PA.  They stayed in PA until 1819 where they showed up in Ohio County VA. census of 1820.

Peter KIMBLE was the father of Lydia.  He was born in PA and was a Rev. War Patriot.   I believe he received some land for his war service.  These families could have known each other first in Greene County PA or met for the first time in Montgomery County VA.  I have been unsuccessful in finding William and Lydia KIMBLE KIRBY in the Census records or land records of Greene County PA.  I just have the fact that  these children stated over and over again where they were born.


In closing I will present my thoughts on why our line is not from the MA or NJ family lines!

ARGUMENTS AGAINST OUR LINEAGE MIXING WITH THE MA or NJ LINE!

1.  If our line were kin to Isaac KIRBY, Rev. War Patriot:
    Why is there no child from WM & Lydia named Isaac?
2.  Why does Isaac's ancestry NOT mention one Peter KIRBY nor does he name a child WM.?
3.  Isaac KIRBY'S father was, Joseph KIRBY.  Isaac names a child Joseph but   our
WM & Lydia did not.
4.  Isaac KIRBY'S grandfather was Richard KIRBY..Isaac doesn't name a child Richard and neither does WM & Lydia Kirby.
5.  Our line of KIRBY'S went into VA where this MA/NJ line did not.
6.  Our KIRBY'S were in Greene County when Isaac KIRBY was there
BUT NOT in THE SAME
TOWNSHIP.
      Isaac was in  Whitely twp.  Our KIRBY'S were in Aleppo twp. & Springhill twp.

In my opinion.....The reason our Wm. Kirby JR went back to Greene County PA was because his
mother's family was there.. the  KIMBLE families !!!!


ARGUMENTS FOR MIXING OUR LINEAGE WITH THE MA or NJ LINE!

1.  Isaac had brothers that are not accounted for:  ABRAHAM Born: 1755, Richard, Joseph [I have some lineage], Jacob [I have some lineage] and a few un-named males.
2.  Abraham DISAPPEARED.not a trace..anywhere!
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I have thoroughly check land records, estate records, census records and looked at naming patterns,
and can't substantiate a connection with the MA & NJ line as being tied to our   PA & VA i.e. WV line.


This presents the facts as I have them today...if you have records to prove or disprove this summation, please contact me!  I know there are probably errors because the documents needed are few and far between but until more evidence shows up here is where we stand.....

Adrianne

   

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