Captain James Kirk
(Abt 1720-1783)
Mary Agnes Edmiston
(1733-1774)
Matthew Kirk
(Abt 1760-1839)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace Johnson

Matthew Kirk 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1760, <Ballymoney>, County Antrim, (Northern) Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Grace Johnson in 1787 in Lancaster District (Lancaster Co.), South Carolina, United States
  • Died: 2 Jun 1839, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States about age 79
  • Buried: Shiloh Cemetery, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States

   Other names for Matthew were Mathew Kirk and Mathew Kirk Sr.

  Birth Notes:

Sources differ on his birthdate, either 1760 or 1765.

  Death Notes:

Death date may have been 2 Jun 1837.

  Noted events in his life were:

Immigrated: from (Northern) Ireland, 1772, Charles' Town (Charleston), South Carolina, (United States). 5 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.

Settled, Abt 1787, <Waxhaw District> (Lancaster), South Carolina, United States.

Census, 1790, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. 6 Nathew Kirk in index.

Census, 1800, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. 1 - Male age 26-45
1 - Female age 26-45
1 - Female age 45+
1 - Female age 10-16
3 - Male age 0-10
3 - Female age 0-10

Census, 1830, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. 7 Mathew Kirk Sr.


Matthew married Grace Johnson in 1787 in Lancaster District (Lancaster Co.), South Carolina, United States. (Grace Johnson was born in 1769 in Lancaster District (Lancaster Co.), South Carolina, (United States), died in 1858 in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States.)


Sources


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=allenjkirk&id=I12291.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=allenjkirk&id=I17228.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2937955&id=I47896.

4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbledb&id=I18520.

5 Website:, http://www.telegraph-office.com/McEwen_family_history/John_Kirk_1751-1822-mirror_of_history.pdf.

6 Census, http://files.usgwarchives.org/sc/lancaster/census/1790/lanc1790.txt.

7 Census, http://files.usgwarchives.org/sc/lancaster/census/1830/lanc1830.txt.


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