Category Archives: #52Ancestors

More on the Early Kirksey Family-A Brick Wall

These early Kirkseys are very perplexing. The first mention of the family I am researching was in 1750 in Bladen Co., NC. Edward requested a survey be made of a piece of property containing 300 acres and the identifying description … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo of Lukas and Tyler

What fun it is to go out with grandchildren. My boys, Lukas and Tyler, like trains so we headed out to the Science Museum to check out the model train exhibit. They, and the children of all ages, were captivated … Continue reading

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Namesakes in the Kirksey Family

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 … Continue reading

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Family Legends – Philmon or is it Filmon?

There are not too many family legends in my files but there is one that is interesting. It was told to me by Marvin Philmon who was born in 1879. His father was James Philmon. James was married twice and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for the Memories

My cousin, Connie, and I were talking about her Mamma who was my Aunt Nora.  We were discussing her house in Macon Georgia. I had Googled the address but the satellite view showed little except for trees which are forty … Continue reading

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Hugh Barnett

I don’t know too much about this ancestor.   He’s a new leaf on my tree.    He was married to Elizabeth at the time of his death.  From DAR records, during the Revolutionary War he provided services and was an … Continue reading

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Christopher Kirksey’s Descendants

Elhanan William:  E. William was married to Catherine Cobb on 2 Jan 1794. She died 4 May 1837. In Pickens District, South Carolina, Robert Kirksey was the administrator of the goods chattels Rights and Credits of E.W. Kirksey deceased.  The … Continue reading

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Perthany Kirksey, Christopher’s Widow

Perthany died the seventh day of March 1826.  Isaiah and Mark were the administrators of her estate which Christopher had left to her during her natural life.  In doing so, they completed their duties of executing their father’s last will … Continue reading

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Christopher Kirksey- the oldest son?

Christopher Kirksey was born around 1734 or so. He was married around 1770  to Perthany said to be his cousin.  Was Perthany a cousin with the surname Kirksey or was she a cousin with another last name.   There may have … Continue reading

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The Children of Gideon II

The children of Gideon II are listed in a previous blog: William Henry settled in the Huntsville Alabama area. He died in 1844.  He was married to Jelico. After her husband’s death William Henry’s brother Isaac suggested she sell her … Continue reading

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