Martha KIRBY

December 1842–after 1910 (Age 67)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha KIRBY was born in December 1842, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Isaac Kirby, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Carpenter, was 28. She married James Poole in 1868. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died after 1910, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

James Poole
1841–
Martha KIRBY
1842–1910
Marriage: 1868
Emma Poole
1873–
Joseph Edward Poole
1875–1940
Alice Poole
1877–
Eugene Poole
1879–
Ola Poole
1886–

Spouse and Children

    James Poole

    Male1841–Male

    Female1842–1910Female

MARRIAGE
1868
children

(5)

    Emma Poole

    Female1873–Female

    Joseph Edward Poole

    Male1875–1940Male

    Alice Poole

    Female1877–Female

    Eugene Poole

    Male1879–Male

    Ola Poole

    Female1886–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Kirby

    Male1796–1870Male

    Elizabeth Carpenter

    Female1814–1896Female

siblings

(7)

    Jesse KIRBY

    Male1832–1850Male

    Mary Ann Kirby

    Female1833–1900Female

    daughter KIRBY

    Female1835–1850Female

    Female1842–1910Female

    John C. KIRBY

    Male1845–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 18

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1861

Age 19

South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

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 (1)

  • Mattie Kirby in entry for Joseph Edward Poole, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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