Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Kirk Family of Ireland and Caldwell County, Kentucky

Wife of
David Kirk
Mar. 20, 1808
Jan. 28, 1859

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 10 December 2018.

Jane Kirk and her children appear on the 1850 Caldwell County census.[1] As the youngest child was born ca 1840 in Ireland, it appears the family left Ireland after that year and traveled to America.  There is no mention of Jane's husband, David Kirk.

Jane Kirk, daughter of David and Jane Kirk,  died 3 July 1858 in Caldwell County and is also buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery. [2] In 1860, David Kirk Jr. and his sister, Nancy Kirk, and brother Alexander Kirk, are living together in Princeton. [3]

David Kirk, son of David and Jane Kirk, married Sarah Jane Guess 6 September 1860 in Caldwell County. On the marriage bond he listed his parents as David Kirk and Jane Henry.[4] Was she related to Joseph Henry, who is also buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery?  Nancy Kirk married John Garrett 16 November 1864.[5]  Alexander Kirk married Miss Bettie J. Maxwell 19 January 1870. On the marriage bond he listed his occupation as a merchant and was living in Leavenworth, Kansas.[6]

[1] 1850 Caldwell County Census, Roll M432_194, p. 369A, Ancestry.com. Jane, age 32, was born in Ireland as were her children Jane, age 17; Nancy, age 15; David, age 12 and Alexander, age 10.
[2] Gregory L. Watson, compiler. Caldwell County, KY Ancestors  Vol. 1, Cedar Hill Cemetery, (Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Publications, 1998) 112.
[3] 1860 Caldwell County Census, Roll M653_359, p. 24, Ancestry.com.
[4] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1854-1865, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1997) 51.
[5] Ibid., 80.
[6] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1866-1873, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 2002)76.

Published 5 Mar 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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