I think I gave you just about all I have on these families. I haven't been able to find parents of Coleman H. Kirby nor of Elizabeth H. Johnston, so I'm stuck there.
Coleman was b. abt. 1808 in VA, Elizabeth b. abt. 1813, also VA. Their children were 1.William C. b. abt 1843 m. Nelly Frances Abbott 2.Sarah Jane b. Jan. 1846, m. Miletus Smith & d. July 3 1903 3.John b. abt 1847 in VA/WV, m. Emma Taylor Dec. 18, 1877 in Nicholas Co. WVA 4. Mary Francis b. Nov. 4, 1851 in Kanawha Co. WVA, married William Sparks March 16, 1877 in Kanawha Co. - my great-grandparents.
Coleman appears in the 1860 Nicholas Co. WV census, and again there in 1870 (Jefferson Twp.)
It's great to find someone else searching these Kerby/Kirbys! Let me know what you find. AnneLieberman@yahoo.com