Charlotte Kirby

Female26 March 1830–8 May 1909

Brief Life History of Charlotte

When Charlotte Kirby was born on 26 March 1830, in Ringsfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Kirby, was 37 and her mother, Charlotte Wright, was 34. She married John Barber on 22 September 1861, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beccles, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 May 1909, in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Barber
Charlotte Kirby
Marriage: 22 September 1861
Infant Daughter Barber
John Robert Barber
Anne Laura Barber
Charlotte Barber
Thomas Kirby Barber
Henry Barber

Sources (44)

  • Charlotte Kirby in household of John Kirby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charlotte Kirby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1861New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 3

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1859 · Logan is Founded

    Age 29

    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Birth and Death of Infant Daughter of Charlotte Kirby (and John Barber)

    url Citation BIB: Harrison, E. L.T., "Minutes of the Monarch of the Sea Conference," [Letter], Lat …

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