Empraim Kirklin TN > TX
I have done some sketchy research in my wife's family, the Kirklins.With the help of Larry Kirklen, I have established that Ephraim was a son of Elisha Kirkland of Hamilton Co. TN.Elisha was the son of George Kirkland, who may have been the son of either John or Richard Kirkland, according to Larry Kirklen.Since the name John shows up in different generations and Richard doesn't, I would tend to think that John is the progenitor.
Anyway, Ephraim married Eliza ? and had several children, one of them being John Hickson Kirklin.The family was in Hamilton Co. for the 1860 TN census, but had moved to Wilson Co. TN by the 1870 census.The family is listed as "Kirkman" in that census.By the 1880 census the family is living in Erath Co. TX and John H. Kirkland has married and is living with his wife Becca (Rebecca) in Tarrant Co. TX.By 1900 they are living in McCullough Co. TX and have seven children, one being Oliver George Kirkland.In 1910 the family is still in McCullough Co., but Oliver has moved to Howard Co. TX.In 1920 Oliver has married Ruda (Petty) and has two children, one being J. M. (John Mannon), my wife's father.Ephraim was born circa 1824 and I have not been able to pin down his death date.John Hickson Kirklen was born in 1860 (gravestone says 1861) and died in 1927.Oliver was born in 1888 and died in 1962.J. M. was born in 1918 and died in 1990.Does this help anybody?