Captain James Kirk
(Abt 1720-1783)
Mary Agnes Edmiston
Robert Kirk
(Abt 1756-Bef 1843)


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1. <Agnes> <Montgomery>

Robert Kirk 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1756, <Ballymoney>, County Antrim, North Ireland
  • Marriage (1): <Agnes> <Montgomery> about 1783 in (Lancaster), South Carolina, United States
  • Died: Bef 22 Mar 1843, <Camden District>, Lancaster Co., South Carolina, United States

  Research Notes:

I have found only marginal evidence for James Kirk as Robert Kirk's father, and even less evidence for Mary Agnes Edmiston as his mother. If Robert's father was James Kirk, the question is which one? There were two men named James Kirk, both from Ireland, who settled in Virginia around the same time. These two men gave one or more of their sons the same names. One James Kirk immigrated to Virginia in 1773. The other may have immigrated as early as 1749 (a land transaction, followed by mention of his name is other legal contexts). Since Robert (and his brothers) was born in Northern Ireland about 1756, it appears most likely that his father (if named James Kirk) was the one who immigrated to Virginia in 1773.

He could have been a different James Kirk altogether.
From Loudene Tollar 4 Sep 2009 -

The South Carolina Archives have land plat and other records for a Robert Kirk and a Robert James Kirk from the last 1700s to the 1830s in Camden District, Lancaster County. Robert James Kirk record mentioned wife Eleanor in settling his estate.
From :

Lancaster County, SC Court Records involving BLACKs
Source: Lancaster County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1787-1811 by
Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S., 1981

154/F/pp. 221-222: FRANKEY BLACK of Lancaster County for $40 to ALEXANDER BLACK, 30 acres, part of the plantation on which Frankey Black now lives...23 Feb. 1805 FRANKEY BLACK ( ) (Seal), Wit. Robert Kirk, Agnes Kirk.

177/G/pp. 89-90: ALEXANDER BLACK of Lancaster Dist. for $200 to James Purdy of Lancaster Ville, merchant, tract on Hannah's Creek of Gill's Creek, adj. to Adam Carnahan, Richard Cousart, Edmund Hull, ANANIAS BLACK, John Barkley, Robert Kirk, 150 acres granted to ANANIAS BLACK, and conveyed to FRANKEY BLACK, his wife, by will and from her to ALEXANDER BLACK, also a tract adj. to it, 30 acres, 4 Oct. 1807. ALEXANDER BLACK (LS) Wit. William Ross, John Richardson. Proved by William Ross, 11 Feb. 1807 before Jno. Simpson, J.Q. ISABELLA BLACK, wife of ALEXANDER BLACK, relinquished dower, 11 Oct 1807, before W. Ross, Q.U.

177/G/pp. 93-94: FANNY BLACK of Lancaster Dist., for $50 to Annecus [Ananias?] Neely of same, land on the N side Hannahs Creek, whereon I now live, 60 acres, part of 100 acres granted to ANANIAS BLACK 29 Sept 1772 adj. Robert Kirk, Edmund Hull, James Craig, Jas, Purdy...25 Jan. 1808. FANNY BLACK (X) (Seal) Wit. James McAteer, John Neely (4). Proved by John Neely, 25 Feb 1808, before Jno. Simpson, J.Q.

  Birth Notes:

May have been born about 1764.

  Noted events in his life were:

Immigrated: from (Northern) Ireland, 1772, Charles' Town (Charleston), South Carolina, (United States). 3 John Kirk and his brothers [Robert and Matthew] came to Charles' Town Charleston) South Carolina, probably with Protestant settlers brought by Rev. Wm. Martin on five ships. They settled near the current town of Lancaster, SC.

It is told that the ship left Larne, Ireland in August, but the passengers on John's ship, possibly the "Lord Dunluce" or the "James and Mary", were not allowed to leave the ship until December because of a smallpox outbreak while in transit.

There is a record of a land grant to John Kirk from the South Carolina Colonial Council in Charles' Town. He was the only one of the brothers old enough to own land.

Census, 1790, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. 4 Robert Kirk

Census, 1800, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. Robert Kirk
1 - Male age 26-45
1 - Female age 26-45
2 - Male age 10-16
2 - Female age 0-10

Census, 1810, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States.

Census, 1830, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. 5 The census index shows three men named Robert Kirk.

Robert married <Agnes> <Montgomery> about 1783 in (Lancaster), South Carolina, United States. (<Agnes> <Montgomery> was born about 1765 and died before 1840 in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States.)




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