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Descendants of George Kirby


66. FRANCES ELIZABETH11 POTTER (JESSE10, NANCY9 KIRBY, JESSE8, DAVID7, JOHN6, ROBERT5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1)1449 was born December 15, 18421449, and died December 15, 1904 in MO1449. She married JOSHUA SPEIGHT1449 December 03, 18651449. He was born July 09, 18401449, and died February 09, 18831449.

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RANCES ELIZABETH POTTER:
Fact: Newton, MO1449

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OSHUA SPEIGHT and FRANCES POTTER:
Marriage: December 03, 18651449
     
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RANCES POTTER and JOSHUA SPEIGHT are:
  i.   CLYDE RUFUS12 SPEIGHT1449, b. March 31, 18661449; d. WFT Est. 1867-19561449.
  ii.   MYRTLE SPEIGHT1449, b. December 18681449; d. WFT Est. 1869-19621449.
  iii.   THOMAS LLOYD SPEIGHT1449, b. April 22, 18711449; d. August 07, 18731449.
  iv.   JESSE CLINTON SPEIGHT1449, b. February 12, 18721449; d. WFT Est. 1873-19621449.
  v.   JAMES LUTHER SPEIGHT1449, b. April 21, 18751449; d. June 17, 19321449.
  vi.   HERMAN ALBERT SPEIGHT1449, b. September 08, 18771449; d. WFT Est. 1878-19671449.
  vii.   FRANK AUGUSTUS SPEIGHT1449, b. October 01, 18791449; d. WFT Est. 1880-19691449.


67. JOSEPH EWING11 POTTER (THOMAS10, NANCY9 KIRBY, JESSE8, DAVID7, JOHN6, ROBERT5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1)1449 was born October 21, 1844 in Warren, KY1449, and died May 12, 1927 in McCracken, KY1449. He married MARGARET A. ROUSE1449 March 09, 18651449. She was born 1840 in NC1449, and died WFT Est. 1870-19341449.

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OSEPH POTTER and MARGARET ROUSE:
Marriage: March 09, 18651449
     
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OSEPH POTTER and MARGARET ROUSE is:
97. i.   ROBERT LEE12 POTTER, b. November 11, 1867, McCracken, KY; d. April 30, 1963, McCracken, KY.


68. WILLIAM ROBERT11 KIRBY (WILLIAM WYATT10, WILLIAM B.9, JESSE8, DAVID7, JOHN6, ROBERT5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1) was born Unknown. He married JULIET ST. CLAIR February 14, 1860, daughter of ROBERT ST. CLAIR and ELMIRA HEWITT. She was born September 11, 1838 in Virginia1450, and died 1861 in Missouri.

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ULIET ST. CLAIR:
Cause of Death: died from childbirth

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ILLIAM KIRBY and JULIET ST. CLAIR:
Marriage: February 14, 1860
     
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ILLIAM KIRBY and JULIET ST. CLAIR is:
  i.   CHARLES12 KIRBY, b. 1861; d. 1861.
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Medical Information: lived six months



69. JAMES WYATT11 KIRBY (WILLIAM WYATT10, WILLIAM B.9, JESSE8, DAVID7, JOHN6, ROBERT5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1) was born November 21, 1849 in Boling Green, Ky Warren Co1451, and died August 04, 1927 in Independence, Mo1452. He married (1) EMILY MAY ST. CLAIR August 22, 1870, daughter of ROBERT ST. CLAIR and ELMIRA HEWITT. She was born May 27, 1846 in Missouri1453, and died October 10, 1877 in Pink Hill, Missouri. He married (2) MARY FRANCES TRUEGOTT October 15, 1884 in Kansas City, Mo, daughter of JOHN W. MOORE. She was born 1860 in Kansas City, Mo1454, and died 1935 in Independence, Mo1455.

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AMES WYATT KIRBY:

James Wyatt Kirby also known as Dick Kirby was born Nov 21, 1849 on a farm arm six miles from Bolin Green Ky., in Warren Co. The eldest son of Wyatt and Mary Arsher Smithson Pratter Kirby. Both parents had been married before. Wyatt Kirby first wife was Elizabeth Graham Kirby. She died and left 3 children, Wm. Robert Kirby, John Abner Kirby, and Margaret Jane Kirby. Mary Archer Smitson Prather Kirby who first married to Thomas Prather, her maiden name was Smitson. With 3 children Wm., John & Mary Francis Prather. So Wyatt Kirby and widow Prather married. James Wyatt their first born. When James Wyatt was a little baby his brother Wm. Robert Kirby nick named him Dick and that name stuck to him until his death. The name James in his name was for Elder James Thompkinson, the primitive Baptist minister of his parents church. The Wyatt was for his father (and by the way his father was named after the Baptist minister who married his parents William Kirby and Lavina Anderson.)

James Wyatt or Dick as he was known, grew up on the farm of his birth helping his father & mother raise tobacco, their main crop at that time and other grains. Until the war between the states came, his brother were all gone from the home except the youngest one Z. Taylor Kirby, who ran away & joined General John Morgan Army on the Southern side. Later with General N.B. Forest until the end of the war. He was an overgrown boy, but still to young..but they took him, that left Dick with an aged father and invalid mother and a frail little sister to car for. Made the living, also do the house work, cooking & etc.. The farm was on the main highway.

They had one or the other of the army's on them taking their food & stock. He had to bury their meat in the woods, also hide their last cow & one horse in the thick part of the woods. He worked the cow & horse which had to be kept poor for lest be found & taken. He tended the crops at night for fear of being seen and shot. They had no salt, so had to soak the flooring boards for their bread & butter. Use raspberry leaves dried to make tea out of as couldn't get tea or coffee. Also, Parch wheat & rye grains for drinks, take place of coffee. These are some of the hard ships War made for him from 1861 to 1865.

His father WYATT KIRBY died Jan 1865. A Negro man who had belonged to them & brother Jessie Kirby, got boards and made the casket to bury Wyatt Kirby in. Papa said this Negro man's eyes filled so with tears all the while he was sawing & fitting this casket he could hardly work. He loved Master Wyatt so much, this Negro man stayed & cared for Uncle Jesse & Aunt Beck until their death. He taught all Uncle Jessie & Grandpa Wyatt Kirby & children to dance and walk graceful. He was a great Negro man.

The first of January 1869, James Wyatt started to Mo. He went by rail so far, then by boat up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, then rode a train to Pleasant Hill, Mo. There he inquired for a Mr. Green Graham, a black smith there. He went to Mr. Grahams, before the sun was up. Miss Ruth Graham, she later taught school in Jackson Co. & Independence. She was an only child then, met him at the door. Mr. Graham took him to the livery stable, introduced James Wyatt , was from Boling Green, Ky. He found the man was a shaker, had lived in Shaker town near his home in Ky. He let him have a horse to ride to Pink Hill. It was Jan 20, 1869. No roads, snow 6 inches deep over the ground. Mr. Green Graham was an uncle of Dick Kirby, (half brother Wm. John Kirby & Sister Margaret Jane) told him in what direction to go from Pleasant Hill to Pink Hill. He rode all day, got to Pink Hill at Sundown. First stopped at Mr. Coles place & asked if that was Pink Hill. The man wouldn't say. Then he asked him where Billy Kirby lived. He said he never heard of him. Then ask where Merrick Herrington lived, where Mrs. Vina Williams lived, he said he never heard of her, so Dick became alarmed for fear he lost his way.

The man spoke up to go down there pointing east to corner house, Mr. Adams lives there, he was the Postmaster, maybe he could tell Dick he where he was. Told it was Pink Hill and he knew Uncle Bill, cousin Merrick & Vina Williams, but he could tell him just where uncle Bill lived, but across the way. Mrs. Khesler lived and she was a good friend to the Cappelle's and very likely to know where uncle Bill lived for uncle Bill's wife was Sue Cappelle, Mrs. Khesher had several boys, perhaps she let one boy ride over to Uncle Bill.

So papa went to Mrs. Khesler, when she found papa a brother of uncle Bill & was from Kentucky. She made him get off the horse & come in and eat something. She let her son Joe go with Papa (Dick Kirby) to Uncle Bill's the next morning. Dick & Bill brought Joes back home then they went to the St. Clair store in Pink Hill , when he met Mr. Robert St. Clair who was afterwards papa (Dick Kirby) father in law, also met Haston St. Clair, C Charles, George for the first time. Robert St. Clair was the father of Uncle Bill's first wife. So he was among the first wives family. Dick also met Buck (Robert) Pinkard that day, his wife was Dicks cousin Lou Williams. He ran a place of business in Pink Hill. Dick later visit cousin Vina Williams & cousin Merrick, then he got cousin Vina's son Jim Williams (he's father of John Williams who lived at Pink Hill) to ride a horse of Uncle Bill's and go with him to Pleasant Hill to take the horse back to it's owner. The man only charged $1.50 for use for one week. Jim Williams rode back behind papa on horse of uncle Bill. When he got back to Bill's, he found Mr. John Cappelle, a brother in law of Bill's . When he left for home he begged papa (Dick) go home with him, which he did.

He made Britton Cappelle home his from then on until he married Emily May St. Clair and went housekeeping at the St. Clair home in 1870 where he lived with his wife Emily until her death in 1877. Then he and his 6 year son lived for a while at his brothers in laws Palmer St. Clair, then at home of M.L. Hall where he worked & Mrs. Hall seen after the son and sent him to school with her sons. Later he went house keeping in one room and a smoke house and log barn on what is now Ryland Kirby barn. He & his son batched their building later another room on west of first room.

Then in 1882 he met MARY FRANCIS TRUGOTT of Kansas City, who was a friend of Julia Daniels, (later St. Clair).

James Wyatt (Dick) Kirby and Mary Francis Truegott was married on October 15, 1884 at the home of Mary's foster parents, Col & Mrs. John W. Moore at 1621 McGee in K.C. Mo. They lived on the farm until Aug 6 1895 then moved to 1511 North High St. in Independence, Mo. Taking with them their little daughter ELEANOR MAY KIRBY (age 9), he farmed and did trucking, he loved his home and loved to have company come. He was a jolly man & loved good clean fun. He was a great Bible reader to learn what the great book meant. He went to church & SS as long as health permitted. He loved to read History and Biography's of great men of the world. He was in poor health for 10 years. Was under Doctor care for years, but worked most every day. Then on 18 May 1926 he was ran over by a car, thrown up in the air and fell on the curbing of the walk and drive way in Court House drive. He was bruised all over and cut in several places deep. But worse hurt was one knee, he was bedfast for a while. Some thought that he would never walk again, but he did. But he never felt very good, he had Brights disease, hardening of the arteries, a bad heart and asthma set in, so for a month he put in an awful time of nights, until July 20, 1927, he taken to his bed, never to stay up again.

He passed away August 4, 1927. Age 77 years, 8 months, 14 days. His funeral at the home Aug 6, 1927. Dr. James E. Alexander had charge of funeral service. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo.


*Notes found were thought to be written by Eleanor May Kirby. Copied by Gloria Walker into this Family Tree 1997


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AMES WYATT KIRBY:
Burial: August 06, 1927, Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO
Cause of Death: Brights Disease
Fact: William Robert Kirby nicknamed James "Dick". The name stuck with him.
Fact 1: From Boling Green, Ky
Medical Information: Had Brights Disease , Hardening of Arteries, a bad heart & asthma set in. Took to bed July 20, 1927 Passed away Aug 4, 1927. Age 77 years 8 months & 14 days.
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1865, Civil War Hard times
Occupation: grew up on farm raising Tobacco & other grains

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MILY MAY ST. CLAIR:
Cause of Death: died of Tuberculosis

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AMES KIRBY and EMILY ST. CLAIR:
Marriage: August 22, 1870

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ARY FRANCES TRUEGOTT:
James Wyatt (Dick) Kirby & Mary Francis Truegott of Kansas City, was married on October 15, 1884 at the home of Mary's foster parents Col and Mrs. John W. Moore at 1621 McGee in Kansas City Mo. They lived on the farm until Aug 6, 1895. Then moved to 1511 North High St in Independence, Mo taking with them their little daughter Eleanor May (age 9). He farmed and did trucking. He loved his home and loved to have company come over. He was a jolly man & loved good clean fun.

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ARY FRANCES TRUEGOTT:
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO

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AMES KIRBY and MARY TRUEGOTT:
Marriage: October 15, 1884, Kansas City, Mo
     
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AMES KIRBY and EMILY ST. CLAIR is:
98. i.   JOHN WILLIAM12 KIRBY, b. September 18, 1871; d. July 04, 1943, Oak Grove, Mo.
     
Child of JAMES KIRBY and MARY TRUEGOTT is:
  ii.   ELEANOR MAY12 KIRBY, b. October 29, 18851456; d. 1963, Independence, Mo1457.
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Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO



70. JOSIA D.11 KIRBY (JESSE ANDERSON10, WILLIAM B.9, JESSE8, DAVID7, JOHN6, ROBERT5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1) He married (1) MARY T. READ. He married (2) JENNIE TASSEY.
     
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OSIA KIRBY and MARY READ is:
  i.   LILLIE MAE12 KIRBY.
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Burial: Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Creek of Warren County



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