The Kirby ancestry is traced on the WorldConnect page of Kathi Wiley (Lwiley@copper.net). The first Kirby (also Kerby, Kerbey, Kearby) in the Stokes County area was probably Henry, whose will was probated in 1790, Stokes County. The will names wife Susannah; children Jesse, Pleasant, Sarah Davis, Edmond, Samuel, Sillia Williams, and Dorcas Cunningham; and a granddaughter, Patsy Childress. More details on this family are taken from the aforementioned WorldConnect page.
update, August 12, 2010:. Previously we named Henry's wife as Susannah Wright. She was actually the wife of a different Henry Kirby, who died in Smith Co. TN in 1827 (1829 in some treatments of this family). Probably the two Henrys were related, but we don't know how.
Children of Henry Kirby and Susannah
Jesse Kirby (1768-?)
Sarah Kirby (1758-?) m. ? Davis
Edmund Kirby (1760-?) married, but wife's name unknown
Samuel Kirby (1762-?)
Sillia Kirby (1764-?) m. ? Williams
Dorcas Kirby (1766-?) m. ? Cunningham
Pleasant B. Kirby (1770-1819) m. Elizabeth Hollimon (1770-1842)
The will also names a granddaughter, Patsy Childress. Whose daughter was she?
Children of Pleasant Kirby and Elizabeth Holliman (from WorldConnect page by Kathi Wiley)
William H. Kirby (1793-?)
Jesse B. Kirby (1799-1861) m. Elizabeth S. Young, lived Tennessee (this line continues on Kathi's page)
Martha (Patsy) Kirbey (1801-?)
Pleasant Green Kirby (1806-bef. 1860) m. Patience Shore in 1825
James Green Kirby (1814-?)
Edmond Shepherd Lafayette Kirby (1819-?)
Who is Jesse Kirby who married Sally Briggs in 1815 and died in 1819?
And then there is Drucilla Kerby or Kirby, b. 1808, who married Isaac Hauser. Who were her parents?
Children of Pleasant Burke Kirby and Martha Hauser
Reuben Howard Kirby (1862-1950)
Henry L. Kirby (1864-1935)
Cora Ann Kirby (1867-1946) m. James M. Wall (1859-1945)
John Edwin Kirby (1869-1942)
Columbus Jefferson Kirby (1871-1932) m. Minnie E. ? (1872-1913)
Mary Kirby (1874-1911)
Henrietta Kirby (1876-1938)
Charles Edgar Kirby (1880-1964) m. Doskie Turner
Stokes County Heritage, articles 609 and 610 by Robert Carroll
WorldConnect pages by Tom Buchanan and by Kathi Wiley
This page was created on November 23, 2001 and revised slightly on March 1, 2004. Additional modifications were made on September 3, 2007.
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