OH DEATHS Lydia J KIRBY b. 1855 Freeport, Harrison Co OH d. 1-18-1880 Monroe, Harrison Co OH probably from complications of childbirth. It's possible Benj also died.
According to his death record and census James was b 1850-52
James is alone 1880 Harrison Co, so he probably farmed the kids out, and they are enumerated with a different name. Common name, so this may be a different person, but thought it best to list. 8-5-1880 James F KIRBY m. Isabel GRIMES, Harrison Co. Mary Etta KIRBY b 12-7-1891 Tuscarawas Co d/o James KIRBY/Isabella GRIMES. Maggie KIRBY b 3-3-1890 Tusc...James/Belle GRIMES
1900 Wash. Twp, Tuscarawas OH KIRBY Phoebe M 69 b 3-1831 OH Germany PA; wd; 6ch/4surviving William O 22 11-77 OH OH OH; son[should be gson]
Mill Twp, J Emma KIRBY 21 8-78 is a servant for Dr Geo BLICKENSDERFER[dentist] and wife Marriage Intent 9-21-1904 Emma J KIRBY b Freesport OH [parents not listed]-Charles BLIKENSDERFER b Dover Twp, Tuscwaras OH s/o Peter F BLIKENSDERFER/Sarah E WEST
1870 Franklin, Harrison Co OH KERBY William 42 OH Phebe M 39 OH James F 18 OH Zilph 16 OH A----12 OH [female] Phoebe M 4 OH GREENWALT, Elizabeth 66 PA
6-9-1886 Phoebe M KIRBYm. Cyrus A RICHER. Tusc. OH