When Penelope Catherine Kirksey was born in 1818, in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Elhanon William Kirksey, was 47 and her mother, Catherine Cobb, was 41. She married John Benjamin Franklin Holland on 8 February 1839, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in District 872, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1860.
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentifiedplace.
History: According to family lore, this name was brought to the southernStates by Isaac I. Kirksey in the second half of the 17thcentury. He is believed to have been born c. 1660, probably inone of the midland counties of England.
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