William Daniel Kirby


Brief Life History 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 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

Sources (10)

  • Daniel Kerby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Daniel Kirby - Published information: birth-name: Daniel Kirby
  • Daniel Kirby, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1846Carroll, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

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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

    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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