John Kirby

Brief Life History of John

When John Kirby was born on 17 February 1797, in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, England, his father, John Kirby, was 26 and his mother, Isabell Foster, was 22. He married Mary Fuller before 1829, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 January 1870, in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Kirby
Mary Stanley
Marriage: about 1835
Nancy Kirby
William Henry Kirby
Hannah Sophia Kirby
Eliza Ann Kirby
Belle Kirby
George C. Kirby

Sources (7)

  • John Kirby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Kirby in entry for Hannah S. Bailey, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • John Kirby in entry for George C. Kirby and Mary Fryar, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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