In Oct, 1866, the children of John and Ann Brown Kirby, filed a deed in Monroe KY KY for land their father purchase in 1862.Per the deed, the original document was burned in the Monroe Co Court house fire. (see below)
In this document, Robert Kirby is named as a living son of John Kirby.This John was husband of Nancy "Ann" Brown.They were married Pittsylvania Co VA and migrated with parents Henry and Susannah Wright Kirby from VA to SC to Warren Co TN then to Smith Co TN - the part that became Macon Co Tn in 1842.After Ann's death, John married widow Nancy Halcomb and moved across the TN line into neighboring Monroe Co KY.
In 1866, Robert Kirby was still living.However, the only Robert Kirby I can find in 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records is given as a son of John and Sarah Champ Kirby.
The existance of more than one Robert and more than one John Kirby associated with Warren CO TN is confusing.I have following verification that Robert is a son of John and Ann.
What is the verification that Robert is the son of John and Sarah Champ?I haven't been able to locate a deed, will, or bible record that verifies Robert as son of John and Sarah, and I am sure someone must have the information. Or is this one of assumption that has been circulated around the internet and everyone assumes Robert as son of John and Sarah?
Any clarification would be appreciated.
MONROE CO KY DEED BOOK B pg 163 JOHN D. KIRBY &c agst John Gentry This indenture made and entered into between by J.B. Evans commissioner of the first part and JOHN D. KIRBY , J.W. KIRBY, JACOB KIRBY, HENRY J. KIRBY, ROBERT KIRBY, ELIZABTHCARTWRIGHT, WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, SUSAN GOAD WYATT GOAD DOROTHA GADDIS JANE CRABTREE HIRAM CRABTREE of the second part witnesseth that the said JOHN D. KIRBY &c filed a petition in the Monroe Circuit Court on the 7th day of Septebmer 1866 alledging that JOHN KIRBY died intestate in Monroe County KY on the 6th day of April 1866 and that they are the children & sons inlaw of the said decedent and that the said JOHN KIRBY about the year 1854 or 1855 bought the land here after described to the said John Gentry at the sum of about three hundred dollars and that said Gentry did convey said land to JOHN KIRBY father of Pffs by deed which deed was acknowledged and recorded in the Monroe County clerks office and under which deed said JOHN KIRBY took possession of said land and had held the same ever since upto his death and that said deed remained in the clerks office untill it was burned and that said deed was burned up with said office and asking for a deed of conveyance to them for said land and after the propur steps had been taken at the October term 1866 of said court I was appointed a comr to convey to said JOHN D. KIRBY &c said land on behalf John Gentry said land is bounded as follows. Beginning at a poplar corner to Croppers then with this line s70??65 poles to a white oak thenc w 24 poles to a poplar & white oakd then N 75 ?? 22 ples to a beech on the south side of the branch....hickory & dogwood on the Tennesse line then with the tennesse line N 87a d 124 poles to a white oakd then same cours 71 poles to a rock planted on the orad then with the meander oft the road..... to a black oak on the road side..... to the beginning.Now I as commissier in the considerationof the above premises on behalf of said John Gentry do hereby convey unto JOHN D KIRBY, SW KIRBY, JACOB KIRBY, HENRY S. KIRBY, ROBERT KIRBY, ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT Wm. CARTWRIGHT SUSAN GOAD, WYATT GOAD DONNTHA GADDIS JANE CRABTREE & HIRAM CRABTREE and their heir &c the above described tract of land with convenant of warranty as commissioner . In testominy where of I hereunto set my hand this 3rd day of October 1866. J.B. Evans Commissioner 1866, Oct 3 deed acknowledged in open court examined & approved. T.T. Alexander Monroe Circuit Court October Ter 1866 Judge Monroe Circuit Court