Emma Kirby

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Kirby was born on 11 April 1802, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Kirby I, was 31 and her mother, Abigail Sage, was 27. She married Charles Cook in 1821. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 13 November 1853, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Charles Cook
Emma Kirby
Marriage: 1821
John Herbert Cook
Charles Kirby Cook
Frederick Kirby Cook
George M. Cook
Mary Borden Cook

Sources (2)

  • Emma Kirby in entry for Charles Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Emma Kirby, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + ‘farmstead, village’.

Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’, a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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