Only a guess on my part, but the Kirby family and Goolsby family are related by marriage . A lot of the time you will find Goolsby's and Kirby's living near each other in Georgia and in the Carolina's ( on census records ) I do know that parts of the Goolsby's and Kirby's are related from Georgia and moved to Tennesse. This is not my line of Goolsby's. I may have some information on that line , but can not find it right now . Sorry .