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James Allen KIRKENDALL

Male 1839 - 1916  (76 years)


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  • Name James Allen KIRKENDALL 
    Born 23 Jun 1839  Livingston [now Grundy] County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 1916  Camas Valley, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Martindale Cemetery, Camas Valley, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Martha Carlton .

      (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) www.findagrave.com:

      James Allen Kirkendall
      Birth: Jun. 23, 1839, Livingston County, Missouri, USA
      Death: May 9, 1916, Camas Valley, Douglas County, Oregon, USA

      Family links: Spouse: Missouri A. Kirkendall (1847 - 1944); Children: Nathan Matthew Kirkendall (1864 - 1944), Eliza Lavona Kirkendall Burch (1865 - 1955), Sarah Catherine Kirkendall Brisbin (1867 - 1919), Jesse Lerangel Kirkendall (1868 - 1956), Martha Jane Kirkendall Cappious (1870 - 1950), Michael Bolton Kirkendall (1872 - 1920), Myra Kirkendall Wilson (1874 - 1942), Nina May Kirkendall (1877 - 1889), Josephine Tennessee Kirkendall (1879 - 1883), Eulalia Pearl Kirkendall Wildey (1882 - 1921), Nelle Ann Kirkendall (1883 - 1884), Ora Essie Kirkendall (1884 - 1892), William Foster Kirkendall (1886 - 1886), Allen Belieu Kirkendall (1888 - 1976), Lillian Violet Kirkendall Forrest (1890 - 1928)

      Burial: Martindale Cemetery, Camas Valley, Douglas County, Oregon, USA

      Maintained by: Kristine Pierce
      Originally Created by: Ida Baker
      Record added: Jan 17, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 10337109
    Person ID I2590  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 

    Father Moses KIRKENDALL, Sr.,   b. 5 Jan 1798, Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 8 May 1836  McLean County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Family ID F1831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Missouri Ann BELIEU,   b. 25 Dec 1847, Clay County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1944, Coquille, Coos County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1864  ID Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nellie Ann KIRKENDALL,   b. 3 Sep 1883, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1884, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Ora Essie KIRKENDALL,   b. 31 Dec 1884, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1892, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
     3. Josephine Tennessee KIRKENDALL,   b. 17 Dec 1879, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1884, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     4. Eulalia Pearl KIRKENDALL,   b. 11 Dec 1881, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Grant County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     5. Allen Belieu KIRKENDALL,   b. 5 Apr 1888, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1976, Lakeside, Coos County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     6. Lillian Violet KIRKENDALL,   b. 12 Jul 1890, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1944, Coquille, Coos County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     7. William Foster KIRKENDALL,   b. 3 Dec 1886, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1888, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     8. Sarah Catherine KIRKENDALL,   b. 8 Jul 1867, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1919, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     9. Jesse Lerangel KIRKENDALL,   b. 30 Oct 1868, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1956, Salem, Marion County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     10. Nathan Matthew KIRKENDALL,   b. 6 Oct 1864, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1944, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     11. Eliza Lavona KIRKENDALL,   b. 9 Dec 1865, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1955, Coquille, Coos County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     12. Myra Effie KIRKENDALL,   b. 5 Feb 1874, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1942, Coos County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     13. Nina May KIRKENDALL,   b. 20 Oct 1877, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1889, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
     14. Martha Jane KIRKENDALL,   b. 28 Feb 1870, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1950, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     15. Michael Bolton KIRKENDALL,   b. 1 Sep 1871, Douglas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1920, Springfield, Lane County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     16. James Allen KIRKENDALL[?]  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 15:45:46 
    Family ID F12645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. 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.