John Kirby

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

The Life Summary 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.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1835South Shaftsbury, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings



    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.
    Age 6
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    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

    (1997: 19656;2007: 40366; 2010: 53767)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (6)

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

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.