James Johnston KIRK, Sr.

Male 1794 - 1867  (73 years)


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  • Name James Johnston KIRK 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 10 May 1794  Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID DBBA6D20E8AC421BBF3C98AE5A52578AE11F 
    Died 21 Jun 1867  Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He came to Ala. in 1818, when he was 24 years old. lived several years on Pigeon Creek in Clark County Ala. Father moved to Wilcox County in ___ and bought land on Bear Creek, engaged in farming until his decease.

      My father was a man of very limited education. He had a good mind. Nature did much for him in this respect - had a strong memory. He studied no book but the Bible, much of which he had committed to memory. He delighted in the Psalms of David and Proverbs of Solomon. I have met very few ministers who could quote from the Bible so appropriately and readily as he could.

      His father and mother were old Seceders "after the strictest sect." It was from them he learned to memorize Scripture. All through his childhood and youth his Sabbaths were employed in the catechetical exercises and he venerated the Sabbath to his last day.

      He was always thoughtful, never spoke at random - would rarely speak harshly of anyone before his children. Was kind and obliging to all, and devoted to the interest of his children. There never was a more self-denying, self-sacrificing father for the sake of his children in everything save education. He always seemed to think that to read and write - and a knowledge of the primary rules of arithmetic was sufficient. I have always been astonished at his views on this subject when I think of his good and sound judgment in every thing else. He was decidedly in favor of an educated minister. He was always peaceable, rarely had any difficulties. I never new (sic) him to have a violent personal enemy. He had but little to do with the world outside his own private matters. He never saw the courthouse of his county save as a juror.

      He was proverbially honest, frugal and industrious and always had friends. He lived in the Methodist Church the last eighteen years of his life but always favored Calvinism. This was owing to early training by his parents, who as I have already said were rigid Seceders. A more industrious and energetic hard working man never lived. No man was tried harder to moddle (sic) his children after himself than he did., , [1]
    Person ID I7442  Master File
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2012 

    Father Matthew KIRK,   b. 1760, Antrim Co. Ballymoney Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1839, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Grace JOHNSON,   b. 1769, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1787 
    Family ID F5091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane WALKER,   b. 1796,   d. Sep 1835, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1823  [1
    Children 
     1. Matthew KIRK,   b. Abt 1823, Clarke Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James J. KIRK,   b. ca 1824, Clarke Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1863, Rock Island, IL Prisoner of War Camp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +3. John M. KIRK,   b. ca 1825, Clarke Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1865, Camp Chase, Franklin Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     4. William R. KIRK,   b. ca 1829, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893  (Age ~ 64 years)
     5. Andrew KIRK,   d. 3 Nov 1848
     6. Grace KIRK
     7. Jane KIRK
     8. Mary KIRK
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F5090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Drury,   b. ca 1805, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1880, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1837 
    Children 
     1. Oliver Hazard Perry KIRK,   b. 18 Feb 1842, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1882, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Calvin Cellars KIRK,   b. ca 1845, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Joseph Marshall KIRK,   b. 05 May 1848, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1931, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F5118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S132] W. R. Kirk's Journal 1866.