Calvin Cellars KIRK[1]

Male 1845 -


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  • Name Calvin Cellars KIRK 
    Born ca 1845  Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID FBD2368B44104EED8ACFD55C93CC900298D7 
    Notes 
    • He was the next oldest half brother. He had a fair complexion, dark eyes black hair, well formed and like Oliver weighed about one hundred and eighty pounds. He was firm and unshaken in his purposes. He would meddle no one and would suffer no one to meddle with or impose on him. He and Oliver joined the C.S.A. in the fall of '61, I think. Calvin was killed in the battle of Chickamauga, was buried on the battle field in the same grave with twenty seven others of his comrades. A brave and noble boy. I loved him while he lived. I wept over him when he fell. I'll cherish his memory while I have breath. "Calvin rest, thy warfare's o're Sleep the sleep that knows no waking." The cause for which you died is lost but it was no fault of thine. Thou didst thy part well well. May angels guard my brave boy's grave.

      [Note; Official Confederate Service Records show that Calvin Cellars Kirk was captured and held as a POW until released at Selma, June 1865.] [1]

    • CENSUS RECORDS
      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Calvin C Kirk
      Age in 1860: 15
      Birth Year: abt 1845
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1860: Western Division, Wilcox, Alabama
      Gender: Male [in household of his mother Margaret Kirk]
      Post Office: Prairie Bluff
    Person ID I7505  Master File
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2012 

    Father James Johnston KIRK, Sr.,   b. 10 May 1794, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1867, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F5118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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