There is one branch of my family that was very patriotic and a number of the family members were named after historical figures, including the founding fathers. My double great grandfather’s name was Andrew Jackson Kirksey and he had a brother named George Washington Kirksey and their oldest brother was Benjamin Franklin Kirksey.
My Andrew Jackson Kirksey was the grandson of Elisha Smith Kirksey who was born around 1783. I can make a guess as to whom his father is but it is not proven. If my guess is correct, Elisha Smith had brothers named Christopher and George Washington. The Christopher has been handed down a number of times in other branches of this family and, in fact, one was Madison Christopher Columbus and then there was a James Monroe.
This family loved their history and the founding fathers and other historical figures.
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