Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography

page 103
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

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KIRBY, REYNOLD MARVIN, soldier, was born March 10, 1790, in Litchfield, Conn. He
entered the army in 1813, and received the brevets of first lieutenant and captain for gallantry in
the siege of Fort Erie. He became captain of artillery in 1824, and brevet major in the same year.
He died Oct. 7, 1842, in Fort Sullivan, Maine.

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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 an article
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.

Gary Walker


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
The Sales Department
New England Historic
Genealocical Society
160 N. Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114-2120

Gary Walker

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