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Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr.

Male 1798 - 1853  (54 years)


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  • Name Moses KIRKENDALL 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 5 Jan 1798  Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1853  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) The compiler's family has an old KIRKENDALL family Bible.

      The KIRKENDALL information in the Bible relates to the family of Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr., who was born on 5 January 1798 in Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA, and died in 1853 in Appanoose County, IA.

      Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr. had a sister, Margaret (KIRKENDALL) (BURK/BURKE) BARKES.

      Margaret (KIRKENDALL) (BURK/BURKE) BARKES was the mother of Bethsheba (BARKES) FROST.

      Bethsheba (BARKES) FROST was the first wife of the compiler's great-grandfather, James Ross FROST.

      When Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr. died in Appanoose County, IA in about 1853, his family Bible came into the possession of his sister, Margaret (KIRKENDALL) (BURK/BURKE) BARKES, and through her and her daughter, Bethsheba (BARKES) FROST, the Bible came into the possession of the FROST family.

      Following are some of the entries in the Bible:

      Moses KIRKENDALL Sen, b. 01/05/1798
      Christeny KIRKENDALL, b. 01/27/1794
      Phebe M. KIRKENDALL, b. 05/02/1819
      Margaret KIRKENDALL, b 07/11/1820
      Daniel KIRKENDALL, b. 10/14/1821
      Katharine KIRKENDALL, b. 05/02/1823

      Ann KIRKENDALL, b. 07/11/1801
      Evan L. KIRKENDALL, b. 08/08/1826
      Rebecca Ann KIRKENDALL, b. 01/27/1828
      Samuel KIRKENDALL, b. 08/29/1829
      Sarah Ellen KIRKENDALL, b. 08/07/1834

      Katharine KIRKENDALL, b. 07/16
      James A. KIRKENDALL, b. 06/23
      Nathaniel KIRKENDALL, b. 03/10
      Moses KIRKENDALL, b. 09/27
      Louisa Jane KIRKENDALL, b. 06/15

      There are some other names in the Bible that are hard to read. One is Sarah LANE. The compiler doesn't know who Sarah was. There are several names below hers that the compiler can't read. Then there is a Mary Eleanor B___, who was born on January 30, 1841. The compiler believes that Mary Eleanor B___ was Mary Eleanor BARKES, a daughter of William BARKES and his wife, Margaret (KIRKENDALL) (BURK/BURKE) BARKES. [Mary Eleanor BARKES was a sister of Bethsheba (BARKES) FROST.

      On another page of the Bible, there are names of persons who are apparently Biblical characters (Adam, Seth and Methuselah).

      The Bible in question is in very poor condition. The front and back covers are off the Bible, and the front and back pages are powdery. The pages of the Bible are approximately ledger size. The compiler has found one page of the Bible that appears to indicate that the Bible was printed in the 1880's. Also, the compiler has found another page that has recorded on it the names and dates of birth of children of the compiler's great-grandfather, James Ross FROST, and James' first and second wives, Bethsheba (BARKES) FROST and Ellen (VROMAN) FROST.

      Unfortunately, the information in the Bible is incomplete. No places of birth, and no marriages, are mentioned in the Bible.

      The KIRKENDALL information is written in ink, and the FROST information is written in pencil. If the Bible was printed in the 1880's, the information about the KIRKENDALLs was obviously entered after the fact.

      The Bible lists three wives of Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr. - Christeny, Ann and Katharine. The other KIRKENDALLs listed in the Bible are Moses' children by these three wives.

      (2) Kuykendall, George Benson, History of the Kuykendall Family, Portland, OR: Kilham Stationery & Printing Co., 1919, pp. 275-276:

      The following communication from James Allen Kirkendall, of Camas Valley, Douglas county, Oregon, shows how families wander from the land of their nativity and settle down in some little out of the way nook, and lose trace of their forefathers. He wrote:

      "I cannot give you much information in regard to my father's family. My grandfather died when my father was 14 years of age, and I have never seen any of my uncles or aunts, so all I can tell you is what I have heard my father say. My grandfather's name was Samuel, my father's name was Moses. He had three brothers, Ira, James, and Allen. My father was born near Pittsburg [sic], Pa. My grandfather moved to Ohio, near Cincinnati, and from there to McClain county, Illinois; from there to Grundy county, Missouri, and from there to Appanoosa [sic; should be Appanoose] county, Iowa, where he died in the year 1853, aged 53 years.

      "My father had seven sons, four of whom were older than myself and two younger. I am the only one of my father's family living, and I will be 73 years old next June. My wife is still living and is 64 years old. We have four sons and one daughter living. We have twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Four of the grandchildren are Kirkendalls. This is about all I can tell you about my father's family."

      Mr. Kirkendall died May 20, 1916, and a notice of his death appeared in one of the Oregon state papers, reading as follows:

      "JAMES ALLEN KIRKENDALL, PIONEER OF 1859, DIES AT CAMAS VALLEY."

      "Another Oregon pioneer passed away May 9. James Allen Kirkendall was born in Grundy County, Missouri, June 23, 1839, where he lived until he was 20. Seized with the wanderlust prevalent in that day, he crossed the plains to California in 1859. There he enlisted as a volunteer in the Pitt River Indian War. In 1862 he was at the Florence City mines, from whence he went to Walla Walla, Wash.

      "The next year he married Miss Missouri Belieu. The Kirkendalls removed to Camas Valley in 1865, which has since been their home.

      "Mr. Kirkendall was the father of 16 children, 11 of whom are living. He had 65 grandchildren, 46 of whom are living, and 11 great grandchildren, nine of whom are living."

      In the letter of Mrs. P. B. Kirkendall, of Shavertown, later quoted, she says her sister-in-law, Mrs. Shaver, is the oldest Kirkendall she knows of; that Mrs. Shaver's father, Samuel Kirkendall, came from New Jersey and settled in Carverton; Isaac Kirkendall was his oldest son, and Isaac's daughter married William Berlew. In the letter of J. A. Kirkendall, of Camas Valley, Oregon, quoted above, he says his grandfather's name was Samuel, and his father's name was Moses. His father was born near Pittsburg, Pa. The writer of the letter, James Allen Kirkendall, married a Miss Missouri Belieu. Here we have families in Pennsylvania and in Southern Oregon in which the same given names are common and in which we find intermarriages with the Belieus. If these clues were followed out, there would most surely be very interesting facts developed, showing relationships that would help to clear up difficulties that cling to these branches.

      (3) A household headed by Moses KERKENDALL is listed in the 1820 census of Wayne Township, Adams County, OH.

      Listed in Moses' household are 1 free white male between 16 and 26 years of age; 2 free white females under 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in Moses' household in the 1820 census, Moses must be the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 16 and 26 years of age. He would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Moses' wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 16 and 26 years of age, she would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in Moses' household are children of Moses or his wife, those children would have consisted of two daughters (both of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (4) A household headed by Moses KIRKENDALL is listed in the 1830 census of Union Township, Ralls County, MO.

      Listed in Moses' household is 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Since only one person is listed in Moses' household in the 1830 census, Moses must be the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age. He would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      (5) A household headed by Moses KIRKENDALL is listed in the 1840 census of Jackson Township, Livingston County, MO.

      Listed in Moses' household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 3 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

      Assuming that Moses is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming tha Moses' wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in Moses' household are children of Moses or his wife, those children would have consisted of six sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, one of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, three of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and one of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census) and three daughters (two of which daughers would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and one of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census).

      Living near Moses at the time of the 1840 census was a household headed by Jacob THRAILKILL.

      (6) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: MOSES KIRKENDALL
      Survey
      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 160
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 5/1/1843
      Land Office: Lexington
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 16597
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO1370__.323
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      SE
      Sec./Block
      27/
      Township
      62-N
      Range
      24-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      5th PM
      State
      MO
      Counties
      Grundy
      Survey Nr.

      * * *

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: MOSES KIRKENDALL
      Survey
      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 160
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 5/1/1843
      Land Office: Lexington
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 16995
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO1380__.198
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      SW
      Sec./Block
      26/
      Township
      62-N
      Range
      24-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      5th PM
      State
      MO
      Counties
      Grundy
      Survey Nr.

      (7) A household headed by Moses KIRKENDALL is listed in the 1850 census of Shoal Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      Moses is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1799. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      Listed with Moses is his son, Daniel, a farmer who was then 28 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1822. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with Moses is his son, James, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1850 census, he was born in MO.

      Also listed with Moses is his son, Nathan, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, he was born in MO.

      Also listed with Moses is his son, Moses, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1842. According to the 1850 census, he was born in MO.

      (8) Iowa Census, 1838-70 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-:

      Name: MOSES KIRKENDALL
      State: IA
      County: Appanoose County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1852
      Page: 011
      Database: IA 1852 State Census Index
    Person ID I2568  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Samuel KIRKENDALL,   b. Abt 1778, Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1812, Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret ALLEN,   b. 12 Oct 1779, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1853, McLean County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christene MALOT,   b. 27 Jan 1794,   d. Bef 13 Oct 1825  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1818  Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Fayette County, OH Probate Court, Marriage Records, 1810-1909:

      Moses KIRKENDALL
      Sex: M
      Marriage(s):
      Spouse: Tene MALOT
      Marriage: 15 Oct 1818
      Fayette, Ohio

      (2) Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850 [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Moses Kirkendall
      Married: Oct 15, 1818 in: Fayette Co., OH
      Spouse: Malot, Jene
      Gender: M More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0292630

      (3) Ohio Vital Records #1, 1790s-1870s [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Gateway to the West, Volume I, Fayette Co., Marriages, 1811-1824, p. 466:

      KIRKENDALL, Moses to Tene Malot 10-15-1818
    Children 
     1. Daniel KIRKENDALL,   b. 14 Oct 1821, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Katharine KIRKENDALL,   b. 2 Feb 1823, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Phebe Martha KIRKENDALL,   b. 2 May 1819, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1898, Olympia, Thurston County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Margaret KIRKENDALL,   b. 11 Jul 1820, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann CROSS,   b. 11 Jul 1801,   d. Bef 13 Jan 1833, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1825  Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • (1) Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850 [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Moses Kirkendall
      Married: Oct 13, 1825 in: Adams Co., OH
      Spouse: Cross, Ann
      Gender: M More: State Library, Columbus, OH
    Children 
     1. Samuel H. KIRKENDALL,   b. 29 Aug 1829, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1892, Olympia, Thurston County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     2. Rebecca Ann KIRKENDALL,   b. 27 Jan 1828, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Summit, Benton County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Evan Lewis KIRKENDALL,   b. 8 Aug 1826, Adams County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1910, Linn County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine LEINBACH,   b. 16 Jul 1805, Stokes County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Jun 1844, Grundy County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married 8 May 1836  McLean County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Moses KIRKENDALL, Jr.,   b. 27 Sep 1842, Grundy County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Camas Valley, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
     2. Louisa Jane KIRKENDALL,   b. 15 Jun 1844, Grundy County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Grundy County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. James Allen KIRKENDALL,   b. 23 Jun 1839, Livingston [now Grundy] County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1916, Camas Valley, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     4. Nathan Jackson KIRKENDALL, Sr.,   b. 10 Mar 1841, Grundy County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1907, Olympia, Thurston County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Susan BROWN,   b. Abt 1810,   d. Bef 8 May 1836, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1833  Jackson County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • (1) Jackson County, MO Recorder of Deeds, Marriage Records, 1827-1917 :

      Moses KIRKENDALL
      Sex: M
      Marriage(s):
      Spouse: Susan BROWN
      Marriage: 13 Jan 1833
      Jackson, Missouri

      (2) Marriage Index: AR, CA, IA, LA, MN, MO, OR, TX, 1728-1850 [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Moses Kirkendall
      Spouse: Susan Brown
      Marriage Date: Jan 13, 1833
      Location: Jackson Co., Missouri
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      Microfilm: 1019759

      (3) Genealogical Records: Midwest Pioneers, 1600s-1800s [database online], Genealogy.com:

      Missouri Marriages Before 1840, p. 128

      Kirkendall, Moses to Susan Brown 13 Jan. 1833

      (4) Missouri Marriages to 1850 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997:

      Spouse 1: Kirkendall, Moses
      Spouse 2: Brown, Susan
      Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1833
      Marriage Location: Missouri
      Jackson County

      (5) Jackson County, Missouri Marriages, 1827-60, Vol. 1 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001:

      Name: Moses Kirkendall
      Spouse: Susan Brown
      Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1833
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ellen KIRKENDALL,   b. 7 Aug 1834, Jackson County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F1838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (4) Ohio Vital Records #1, 1790s-1870s[database online], Genealogy.com: Gateway to the West, Volume I, Fayette Co., Marriages, 1811-1824, p. 466: KIRKENDALL, Moses to Tene Malot 10-15-1818.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850Marriage Index [database online], Genealogy.com: Moses Kirkendall Married: Oct 13, 1825 in: Adams Co., OH Spouse: Cross, Ann Gender: M More: State Library, Columbus, OH.

    3. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 [databaseonline], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004: Name: Moses Kirkindall Spouse: Catherine Foster Date: 8 May 1836 County: McLean State: Illinois Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Microfilm: 1401956.

    4. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (6) Jackson County, Missouri Marriages,1827-60, Vol. 1 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001: Name: Moses Kirkendall Spouse: Susan Brown Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1833.