Margarett Oakes

Female1786–20 November 1859

Brief Life History of Margarett

When Margarett Oakes was born in 1786, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Daniel Oakes, was 30 and her mother, Catherine, was 25. She married Moses Kirby Sr on 8 August 1820, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 20 November 1859, in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Moses Kirby Sr
Margarett Oakes
Marriage: 8 August 1820
Moses Kirby Jr.
Elizabeth Hudson Kirby

Sources (7)

  • Margarett Kirby, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Margaret Oakes, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Margarett Kirby, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1820Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 0

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 2

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


    Age 22

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name, a variant of Oak with either an original plural -s or an excescent -s added later to the surname.

    Irish (Louth, Wexford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

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