John Kirby

17 February 1797–23 January 1870 (Age 72)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Kirby was born on 17 February 1797, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 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
1797–1870
Mary Fuller
1800–1830
Marriage: before 1829
Maria Kirby
1829–1912

Spouse and Children

    Male1797–1870Male

    Mary Fuller

    Female1800–1830Female

MARRIAGE
before 1829
England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    John Kirby

    Male1771–Male

    Isabell Foster

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(4)

    William Kirby

    Male1790–1868Male

    Male1797–1870Male

    Harold Kirby

    MaleMale

    Peter Kirby

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 4

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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"

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