William Daniel Kirby

1830–1865 (Age 35)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Daniel

When William Daniel Kirby was born in 1830, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Wright Kirby, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Jane Bryant, was 30. He married Nancy Ross on 28 October 1846, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1865, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 35.

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William Daniel Kirby
Nancy Ross
Marriage: 28 October 1846
Elizabeth Cerena Kirby
William Kirby
Dorcus Providence Kirby
Didama Kirby
Ameilia Jane Kirby
Jacob A Kirby
Henry Carrol Kirby
Mary Kirby

Spouse and Children

28 October 1846
Carroll, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Daniel Kerby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Daniel Kirby in entry for Amelia Jane Morgan, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Daniel Kirby in entry for Amelia Jane Morgan, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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