Penelope Catherine Kirksey


Brief Life History of Penelope Catherine

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.

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John Benjamin Franklin Holland
Penelope Catherine Kirksey
Marriage: 8 February 1839
Catherine K. Holland
Mary A. Holland
William Kirksey Holland
Alice C. Holland
Wayman Asbury Holland
Silas Kirksey Holland
Sarah J. Holland
Eugenia Dorcus Holland
Penelope Holland

Sources (3)

  • Cath K Holland in household of B F Holland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • P* Ken* in entry for Allice Mitchell, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Penelope Holland in household of B F Holland, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1839Pickens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 4

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."


    Age 33

    Historical Boundaries 1851: Whitfield, Georgia, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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