The Kirby's and Arden's of east Tennessee Updated January 5, 2004
About Our Family Research
I started this research about 10 years ago and had to stop after becoming sick. Well now I think it is time to resume and see where my roots came from. If any thing here you can use you have my blessing but I would check it for accuracy, because I am not a Professional.
My Kirby ancesters are tied to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park area, they are from the great Wears Cove. Other branches of the family are the Ogles of Gatlinburg. The Partons of Sevier County, The Huskey's from inside the Park, The Proffitt's from Sevier County etc. etc. etc.
On the Maternal side of my family I have The Ardens, I have not much information on them as yet. No one seems to know much about the Ardens here in the United States, they are only interested in the Shakespear connection over seas. But I am going to try and build this Family Tree. I hope the Ardens from east Tennessee and Virginia will help in this.
John A. Kirby 1959 (837 KB) This Photo of John sat in the Window of Peoples Studio (a Photography shop) in downtown Knoxville for over 20 years. It disappeared when peoples closed but showed up in a distant cousins house a little while back.
Amy Nicole (9 KB) daughter of John Arden Kirby, 4th great Grand Daughter of Aaron Whaley
Arden Family Coat of Arms (27 KB) This is just one of the Arden COA.s. I dont know which Arden it was awarded too. But it always nice to know there is one.