Category Archives: North Carolina

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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Gideon II – NC & TN

After his father’s death, Gideon Jr. appears in the Chatham County, NC, grantee index, however, the deed is dated the thirtieth day of August on thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between William Kirksey  on the one part and Gideon … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Family

We know a little about Gideon’s children. They are mentioned in his will dated 3 May 1801 probated 11 Aug 1801 (WB A page 65).  His wife was Mary, his sons were Abraham, William, Gideon, and Isaac and William Poe Steward … Continue reading

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Who is Rebecca Rickman?

Some think Rebecca Rickman is the wife of Edward Kirksey.  I don’t know what to think about this. Thomas Rickman wrote his will in 1761 and it is probated in Halifax Co., Virginia.  Per his will, “I give to my … Continue reading

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Edward Kirksey

#1 Edward Kirksey On 21 Aug 1751 a land entry for 300 acres in Bladen Co., NC was registered for Edward Kirksey. The deed was entered in Orange County. Earl of Granville Edward 300 acs. 3/8/1757 Wm. Churton p. 7 … Continue reading

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