Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of
the Nineteenth Century.
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
BENEDICT, KIRBY, jurist, was born in Connecticut. In 1853 he was
appointed an associate
justice of the United States court for the territory of New Mexico
KIRBY, REYNOLD MARVIN, soldier, was born March 10, 1790, in Litchfield,
entered the army in 1813, and received the brevets of first lieutenant and captain for
the siege of Fort Erie. He became captain of artillery in 1824, and brevet major in the
He died Oct. 7, 1842, in Fort Sullivan, Maine.
KIRBY, EPHRAIM, soldier, jurist, legislator, author, was born Feb. 23,
1757, in Litchfield,
Conn. He served at the battle of Bunker Hill, and remained in active service until the
Declaration of Independence. He published a volume of Reports of the Decisions of the
Superior Court and Court of Errors, which was the first of that character published in
Connecticut, and probably in the United States. From 1791 to 1804 he was a representative
in the legislature. After the acquisition of Louisiana he was appointed a judge of the
newly organized territory of Orleans. He died Oct. 2, 1804, in Stoddard, Miss:
The Hartford Courant, Friday October 9, 1998; page B-1 had
about George Jackson Kirby who owned a mill in Mansfield, CT. He was
originally a jeweler and manufactured optical goods in the factory from
1905 until the late fifties. Mentions that no one knows if he ever
married. He did have two brothers and a sister Harry A. Kirby Jr, J.A.
Kirby and May Kirby. Current mill owners are looking for his relatives
in his home state of Rhode Island. Seems they were given a box of 300+
documents and photographs dating back to 1904.
I'll send article as seperate e-mail to anyone interested.
The New England Historic and Genealogical Society is
selling copies of
"The Kirby's of New England" by M.E. Dwight.
The descendants of John Kirby of Middletown, Connecticut, and of Joseph
Kirby of Hartford, Connecticut, and of Richard Kirby of Sandwich,
Massachusetts. 1898 451pp. photocopy. $ 73.00 Item #P3-31300
1-888-296-3447 or 1-617-624-0341
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