From: Elwin G kirby <email@example.com>
Subject: Birth place of Richard Kirby of Blount Co, Tn.
A lot of information is being passed around concerning the birth place of
Richard Kirby of Blount Co, Tn. Richard Kirby Jr, of Southampton Co, Va
had a son by the name of Richard ( Richard III ) Who left a will in
Southampton Co. " was presented in court Aug 14, 1783 (page 344) by a
Lawrence House-- a witness, who was allowed 140# of tobacco for 2 days in
court and travel ling 30 miles and returning" In this will, Richard gave
his inheirted lands in Southampton Co to his younger brothers, Thomas and
Miles. It is apparent that he had no children. His wife is mentioned on
The above is from SOUTHAMPTON CO, VA, ORDER BOOK--1778-1784
See the VA Probates site for a
copy of the Will
I have be ignoring the thread on the VA KIRBY's on this
list because my KIRBY's were from TEXAS and I could not connect out of TEXAS.
However, this week I believe I have made the connection out of TEXAS if my theory
is correct, this it now my KIRBY line.
Benjamin KIRBY b. 1793 Southampton, VA
m. Barbara ?
Other Spouse Elizabeth WEST
Henietta Kirby m. Slyvanius Taylor in Haywood Co. TN
Festus Kirby m. Delphin K. Hensley, Sarah Rector, and Martha Lane
Cherokee County TX
** Benjamin Kirby M. Martha M. Parker in Cherokee County TX
Based upon an old family story, I believe all of these KIRBY boys were
KIlled in the Civil War, except FESTUS.
Benjamin and Martha M. Parker had a son Thomas KIRBY. The microfilm for
the 1860 census has a middle initial that is unreadable but could be a
J. however, transcriptions I have seen record it as an M. My great
grandfather was Joseph Thomas KIRBY according to family but his death
cert has him as Thomas J. and I found him in the 1900 census as TOM and
the 1910 census as Thomas J. KIRBY. His marriage cert, however has him
only as J.T. KIRBY
Can anyone here help me prove or disprove this theory?
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