I found some bible records (transcribed by a distant cousin)
Elisha Kirklen's wifes bible, her name was Susan Hixon KIRKLEN, contained the names of both their parents and also SAMUEL KIRKLAND born 1735 died 1825) also listed were GEORGE KIRKLAND 1765-1833 ELISHA KIRKLAND 1792-1864
This family was in NC, moved to the CAMDEN area SC prior to 1776, then by 1801 was in TN, by 1806 they are in Pikeville TN, then by 1860 they are in Chattanooga TN.
Has anyone ever heard of Samuel Kirkland? Great grandchildren of Richard Snoden Kirkland married into the HIXON LINE, and Samuel Kirkland's grasndchild married Susan HIXON also from GREEN CO TN.