I just received in the mail some information on the above (my 3rd
GGrandfather)  Although I'm not related to Louie, I thought someone might
find it interesting.  This comes from the Flashback, VII, Oct 58 p 43,
"L.C. Kirby Lineage"

Christopher Kirby (died and is buried in Cane Hill, Ark)
Henry Franklin Kirby (b 1812 TN; d 1867 Cane Hill, Ark)
m Rebecca Coulter (dates unknown), (she probably d at Cane Hill)
James Christopher Kirby (b 1844 Cane Hill, Ark,;
d Westville, OK); m Mary Irwin (b 1842 Ireland; d ca
1903,Westville, OK)
James Henry Kirby (b 1871 Cane Hill, Ark.; d
1926 Siloam Springs, ARK) m Hessie Ann Brodgon
(b 1869 TN; d 1953 Houston, TX)
Louie Christopher
Also,  a notation that Buried at Cane Hill Cemetery is

Thomas H. Kirby Apr 16, 1848-Nov. 26, 1913

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Sent: Saturday, April 10, 1999 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: Lula Mildred Kirby

I am searching for information on my Grandmother, Lula Mildred KIRBY m. =
Ralph Pierce abt. 1913. Lula was born in Marmaduke,Arkansas the daughter =
of James William Kirby and Sarah Francis Jackson. I don't have a birth =
date for her but it was probably about 1890-97. My father was born in =
1915 in Jonesboro, Arkansas and is the oldest child. Lula Mildred had =
the following brothers and sisters: Zella, Mable, Barney, Lon. Her =
parents died when she was a baby and she was raised by the Jeff Winstead =

Grandmother, Lula Mildred KIRBY m. Ralph Pierce abt. 1913. Lula was born =
in Marmaduke,Arkansas the daughter of James William Kirby and Sarah Francis  Jackson. I don't have a
birth date for her but it was probably about 1890-97. My father was born in 1915 in Jonesboro, Arkansas
and is the oldest child. Lula Mildred had the following brothers and sisters: Zella, Mable, Barney, Lon.
Her parents died when she was a baby and she was raised by the Jeff Winstead Family

Hello......I only have 2 generations but I'm working on it!

William KIRBY b 17 July 1839 AR d 23 April 1927 m Mary  E ____? Ky
Nancy Elizabeth KIRBY b 1 Jan 1867 Ar d 22 Sept 1932 m Joseph W TODD 11
Oct 1885
     Kelly June b c1870-Martha E b c1872-Ida b c 18776-Joel C b c1879-Ervin b
c1885-Jehoida b c1886.

In the 1880 Fulton Co AR census this family has James STEPHENS age 18 listed
as bro-in-law living with them.
William and Mary are buried in Burks Chapel Cem Fulton Co AR.
Looking for cuzins!

Hi Tim Carter,

I am interested that you have a GG-Grandfather Henry Kirby born 2 May 1807 in
N.C. I have a GG-Grandfather Henry Franklin Kirby born 1812 in Green Co., TN
and died January 6, 1867 in Cane Hill, Arkansas. His son was Thomas Henry
Kirby who was born in Washington Co., AR and died in 1913 and is buried there
with his wife Rebecca Virginia Ashley. My Grandfather was the Rev. William
Franklin Kerby, who was born1870 in Jackson Co., MO. and married Lula Lee
Cole in 1894. Both are now resting in graves in Arlington, Texas, where I was
born.  According to a distant cousin, Clarence Thomas Chambers, our branch of
the Kirby/Kerby/Kearby family is supposedly descended from the John
Kearby/Joannah Owens family. I have a lot of information about my
Grandparents and their descendents.  Maybe we have a connection. Good luck on
your search.
Bill Pattillos
Sacramento, CA

Hello Larry,

Your post interested me.  Very seldom do I see the name KEARBY.  Please
see the data below on my KIRBYs, taken from hand notes by my G-Uncle
Albert.  My GG-Grandfather Henry KIRBY,(may have been William Henry
KIRBY) supposedly was born 2 May 1807 in NC.  Uncle Albert indicated that
Henry spelled his last name KEARBY.

As per other writings of T.A.A. Carter, Henry was married [1] to
Elizabeth L. (?) on 8 Nov 1832, and [3] to Mary E. (?) on 9 Aug 1870.


The following was transcribed from notes written by Judge T.A.A.Carter
(Thomas Albert Almarine Carter).  The spelling is as on the original

Kirby family.  Henry Kearby (as he spelled his name) (Children all
spelled it Kirby)  was born May 20 1807.  Married 3 times.  To July Ann ?
did not know maiden name June 17 1841.  Died Aug 28 1888.  He was of
German decent, was buried at Chidester Ouachita Co Ark by his 2nd wife,
my Gr mom.

Larry, you show that you are in Camden, SC.  Were your ancestors
KEARBY's, and were any of them from there?

This family settled near Chidester, AR, near to Camden, AR.  Just
wondering if this might be some indication?

Any help in finding parents and/or siblings of Henry KEARBY/KIRBY would
be greatly appreciated.  Also, looking for "live KIRBY cousins".

Thank you,

Tim Carter           

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949
page 1417
KIRBY, William Fosgate, a Senator from Arkansas; born near Texarkana, Miller County, Ark.,
November 16, 1867; attended the common schools; studied law at Cumberland University,
Lebanon, Tenn., and was graduated in 1885; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced
practice in Texarkana, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives in 1893 and 1897;
served in the State senate 1899-1901; author of "Kirby's Digest of the Statutes of Arkansas" in
1904; moved to Little Rock in 1907; attorney general of Arkansas 1907-1909; elected associate
justice of the supreme court of Arkansas in 1910 and served until November 15, 1916, when he
resigned, having been elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of James P. Clarke and served from November 8, 1916, to March 3, 1921;
unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 and again in 1932; resumed the practice of his
profession; again elected an associate justice of the supreme court of Arkansas in 1926 and
served until his death in Little Rock, Ark., July 26, 1934; interment in State Line Cemetery,
Texarkana, Ark.


Eldon Kirby was born in the early years of this century. He was a Free
Mason, a former lawman and a wonderful person, and a father figure to me.
He said his family came from Jesse Kirby and gave me a copy of another
Jesse Kirby's certificate from the Civil War. His family were Cherokee and
lived in Arkansas where they had a hotel around the hot springs. The
picture he gave me of his family shows a prosperous Indian family who are
probably c. 1880's, with the usual number of children for a Kirby family.
Eldon was about 6' 4" and very slender, had most of his hair. His son was
the only child, and evidently lived in Central Arizona as Eldon did.After
1990 when I moved to New Mexico, he no longer answered my letters, but I
would like to find some of the related Arkansas Kirbys to give copies of
what he entrusted to me.

Julia Kirby Kidd


Joe Kirby 1875-1925 in AR
married Elizabeth Marsh 1882-? in AR

Had 6 children:
Francis 1902-?
James 1904-?
Robert 1906-?
Roy 1903-?
Edna 1908-?
Andrew Jackson Kirby 1896-1941 died in Mulbury, AR
married in Ozark,AR to Rosa Brookey 1901-1979
She was born in Coal Hill, AR and died in CA

Anyone see anything familiar?

Allen Ferguson

Bonnie Hill:

I have your Sarah in my family tree!  (Although not in my direct line, so my
information is very limited at this point)  Here's what I have:

Sarah KIRBY POGUE was the daughter of Christopher KIRBY and ????.
Christopher KIRBY was a Revolutionary War Soldier - Pension Application
#S.32356.  He traveled west over time, and eventually died in Arkansas.

I am descended through Elizabeth KIRBY - Sarah's sister.

I would be interested if anyone out there has any information regarding
Christopher's parents and spouse!

Descendants of: Christopher Kirby

1 Christopher Kirby b. 10-Sep-1760 m. ______ ____________
  2 Jesse Kirby b. Cir 1786 d. 29-Oct-1853 m. 16-Mar-1811 Nancy Davis b. Cir
1792 d. 4-Oct-1837
    3 Hannah Kirby b. Cir 1812 m. 14-Sep-1830 Burton Smith
            m. 11-Jan-1844 Darby H. Cantrell b. 30-Apr-1880
    3 Wesley Kirby b. 1814 m. 2-Apr-1837 Marta R. Fitzhugh
    3 Eliza Kirby b. Cir 1815 m. Dwight Spencer
    3 Richard Kirby b. Cir 1818 m. 26-Dec-1839 Elizabeth Ramsey
    3 Clinton Kirby b. Cir 1820
    3 Nancy Kirby b. Cir 1822 m. 23-Feb-1837 Edward Hickman
    3 ________ Kirby b. Cir 1825
    3 Jackson Kirby b. Cir 1828
    3 Jane Kirby b. Cir 1834
  2 Elizabeth Kirby b. Cir 1798 m. 11-Nov-1811 Benjamin Brotherton
*2 Sarah Kirby m. 5-Dec-1806 Thomas Pogue
  2 Patsey Kirby m. 7-Sep-1806 Philip Babb
  2 Nancy Kirby b. 3-Jan-1800 d. 9-Sep-1863 m. 1-Jul-1822 Aaron Hughes b.
25-Jul-1801 d. 26-Nov-1862
  2 Henry Franklin Kirby b. Cir 1812 d. 8-Jan-1867 m. Rebecca Coulter b. Cir
1816 d. Bef 1860
    3 James Kirby b. Cir 1845
    3 Thomas H. Kirby b. 16-Apr-1848 m. 2-Jan-1870 Rebecca Ashley
      4 William F. Kirby
      4 Annie Laurie Kirby
      4 Alice May Kirby
      4 Jessie C. Kirby
      4 Henry Lee Kirby
      4 Charles Thomas Kirby
    3 William Kirby b. 1850
    3 Annie Kirby b. Cir 1854
    3 Alta Kirby b. Cir 1856

You were right - she wasn't hatched!!!  I believe the area for you to look
for Pogue/Kirby information would be Greene Co., TN, in the Greeneville
area.   The family resided there for quite a while, and Chrisopher KIRBY
owned land and served for a while as a justice of the peace, to my

You will find them in conjunction with the BROTHERTON's and BABBs.  These
families lived around each other, signed as witnesses for each other on
various documents, etc.

Deborah Novacek

It looks like we have a direct tie to your Christopher Kirby. The following excerpt is from my family tree notes:
>From "Flashback", July 1965:
"KIRBY, Christopher.  A Revolutionary soldier was born in Halifax Co., Virginia on Sept. 10, 1760, enlisted in 1779 and was in the battle of
Kings Mountain, discharged Nov. 15, 1780. He lived in North Carolina until 1797, moved to Green Co., Tenn. in 1829 and on to Washington Co.,
Ark. in 1829."

>From "Flashback", Aug., 1992:
"Christopher KIRBY (KERBY): born September 10, 1760 in Halifax County, Virginia. Died in 1837 at Cane Hill, AR and is buried in Russell
Cemetery at Clyde in Washington County, AR. Married ? and had children.. Applied for Pension on December 10, 1832 in Washington County,
Territory of Arkansas. Application from Washington County, Arkansas records. Applied a second time for Pension on December 14, 1835 in
Washington County, Territory of Arkansas. Pension number S 32356 from National Archives.

My Grandfather was William Franklin Kerby, who was the son of Thomas Henry Kirby and Rebecca Virginia Ashley. I have a lot of information
about this branch of the Kerby family.

Some time ago, Danny A. McBee, who has researched this family for over 35 years,   posted a listing of his Kirby Family going back to George
Kerby, who was born about 1530 in Norfolk, England. He has a lot of information.
Robert S. Duggan, Jr. has  a fantastic listing of the descendants of Richard KIRBY posted on the Internet, but I have been unable to make a
connection with any of those Kirbys listed.

It is always nice to find another Kerby/Kirby cousin. Let me know of any information that you would like to have from me.

Best Regards,

Cousin Bill
Sacramento, CA


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