The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I00042
  • Name: John KIRK
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1781 in Montgomery Co, VA
  • Death: BEF 3 NOV 1868 in Sullivan Co, IN
  • Burial: Mt Tabor Church Cemetery, Mt Vernon, Washington, IN
  • Note:
    Assume this is the same John Kirk who was aged 50-60 in the 1830 Census in Anderson Co, TN.

    Effie Kirk genealogy gives Eva as first wife of John Kirk; says he later left her and had other children by a woman named Margaret, a Mrs Lisa Herr of PA has found a court record of a divorce case between Eva and John Kirk on the grounds of adultery.

    Irving Blabon writes in am e-mail: Eva Nosler filed for divorce in Owen Co, IN. She did not continue with the filing of that divorce, John Kirk married Margaret Trinkle Norton on 1 Dec 1829. Eva is in the 1830 Census of Monroe Co, IN, living with her children. She applied for the divorce in 1836 in Owen Co, IN.

    Effie Kirk genealogy; Oregon Donation Land Claims Index, Vol. 1, p. 65, no. 1598; FHLC film #1313127. Anderson County TN Index to Deeds: John Kirk to John Kirk Jr. book E-1 p. 50 (film #979,338). John Kirk to Alexander Kirk book H-1 p.

    46. Presumably John Kirk Jr. is the father of Alexander Kirk.

    The deed from John Kirk to Alexander Kirk book H-1 p. 46 reads: Know all men by these presents that I John Kirk [at edge of page is a symbol that may stand for Jr.] of the County of Monroe in the State of Indiana for divers good and worthy causes &c. have made ordained, authorized, nominated, and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint Alexander Kirk of the same place my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name and for my own prosperance and benefit to sell and dispose of for the best price or prices that can be had and to such person or persons as he shall think proper all such tract or tract, parcel or parcels of land with the appurtenances to the same belonging of which I am seized and possessed in the state of Tennessee and especially and all such tract or tracts parcel or parcels of land as of which the divers possession and Estate in the County of Anderson in the State of Tennessee (to wit) certain lands lying and situate in said County and State and being part of the Anderson and Co. Clinch Survey to bargain and sell such lands; and good and valid deed or deeds of Conveyance conveying in fee simple with Covenant or covinants of warranty to such person or persons as to whom he may sell the same all my estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of and to the said lands to make execute seal deliver and acknowledge and to do all other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premises as fully and in every respect as I myself might or could do were I personally present at the doing thereof and attorney one or more under him for the purposes aforesaid to make, and again at his pleasure to revoke ratifying and confirming and by these presents allowing whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do in the premises by virtue of these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twentyninth day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty. John Kirk [X his mark] Seal.

    Becky Walker Home Page lists other spouse as Mary Davidson m 28 Oct 1815

    Father: John KIRK b: ABT 1756 in Montgomery Co, VA
    Mother: Rebecca ROSE b: ABT 1760 in Mechanicsburg, Giles, VA

    Marriage 1 Eva NOSLER b: ABT 1783 in Knox Co, TN
    • Married: 1804 in Knox Co, TN - John eventually left for another woman
    • Divorced:
    1. Has No Children Jonathon KIRK b: 19 NOV 1796 in , Knox Co, TN
    2. Has Children Alexander KIRK b: 8 FEB 1805 in Knox Co, TN
    3. Has No Children Hiram KIRK b: ABT 1810 in , Knox Co, TN
    4. Has No Children Nancy KIRK b: ABT 1810 in , Knox Co, TN
    5. Has No Children Polly KIRK b: ABT 1810 in , Knox Co, TN
    6. Has No Children Betsy KIRK b: ABT 1810 in , Knox Co, TN
    7. Has No Children Alfred KIRK b: ABT 1811 in , Knox Co, TN
    8. Has No Children Calvin KIRK b: ABT 1815 in , Knox Co, TN
    9. Has No Children John Marshall KIRK b: 1822 in , Knox Co, TN

    Marriage 2 Margaret TRINKLE b: ABT 1800
    • Married: 1 DEC 1829 in Washington Co, IN
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