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Robert KIRKLAND

Male Abt 1785 - 1862  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Robert KIRKLAND 
    Born Abt 1785  Spartanburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1788  Spartanburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Jan 1862  Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 26 Mar 1862  Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kirkland Cemetery, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Patricia A. West, "John Kirkland, b ca. 1750/60, and His Children," St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2003, downloaded from West, Kirkland & Allied Families at www.websitewiz.com/genealogy.

      (2) Patricia A. West, "Robert Kirkland, c 1785 SC - 1862 IL," St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2006:

      Robert KIRKLAND was born circa 1785 at Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married Jane Long circa 1809 at Sequatchie Valley, Marion County, Tennessee. He died on 2 January 1862 at Montgomery County, Illinois. He was buried at Montomery County, Illinois.

      Robert Kirkland married Jane Long in Sequatchie Valley, Marion Co., TN. He settled Kirkland's Grove, near Walshville, Montgomery Co., IL after moving from Sequatchie Valley, TN in 1828. Farmer. Robert and Jane Kirkland are buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Montgomery Co., IL.

      He died intestate, but probate records list heirs and disposition of goods sold by auction. Probate records filed 26 Mar 1862 from County Clerk's Office, County Courthouse, Hillsboro, IL. Estate valued at $3,053.41. Heirs were chn: Daniel, John and Stephen A. Kirkland, Elizabeth K. Fogleman, Jane C. K. McPhail, Chn of dau. Ellen K. Long, chn. of dau. Martha A. K. McPhail. (Montgomery Co., File Box 3. Son John Kirkland, administrator.)

      (3) Green, Mae Ruth et al., Kirkland Source Book of Records, Greenwood, SC: W. C. Kirkland, 1977-1988, Vol. 2, p. 479, citing "Kirkland Family," an article written by A. H. H. Rountree which appeared in The Anti-Monopolist (a newspaper of Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL), May 6, 1874:

      ROBERT KIRKLAND was born in North Carolina [sic; should be South Carolina] in 1775 and moved to Tenn. when still young and there married JANE LONG. They lived in Tenn. until after the birth of eight children: ELEANOR, DANIEL, JOHN, ELIZABETH, NANCY, JAMES, STEPHEN B. & JANE K.

      In 1829 with his family he moved to Ill. and bought a small improvement from BEN ANDERSON at what has since been known as KIRKLAND GROVE and there Uncle ROBERT lived the rest of his long life; another child, MARTHA A. was born to him there. In 1831 his wife died, an estimable woman, a true, pious wife with a big heart, big energies, patient, loving, kind, and like all the pioneer women of that day: generous, hospitable and useful.

      UNCLE ROBERT after remaining a widower for some years married a second time, a widow lady named MRS. GARRISON who also had a large family. The bringing together was followed by the usual results. Differences among the children made their life so uncomfortable that they mutually agreed that it was best to seperate [sic]. The old lady with her own family (with perhaps one exception) went to Texas.

      UNCLE ROBERT in 1848 married a third time to REBECCA SACKETT, a marriage that lasted nine years; when she died leaving no children. He did not marry any more. He died in 1862 at the age of 77.

      [Note by compiler: According to Green, Mae Ruth et al., Kirkland Source Book of Records, Greenwood, SC: W. C. Kirkland, 1977-1988, vol. 2, p. 483, Robert KIRKLAND also had a son named Hugh A. KIRKLAND, who was born in 1810 and who married Mary HUDSON on December 25, 1830. The compiler does not have sufficient information to determine whether Hugh A. KIRKLAND was, in fact, a son of Robert KIRKLAND. Assuming that Hugh was a child of Robert KIRKLAND, then Hugh was probably dead when Robert KIRKLAND died intestate in 1862, because Hugh is not listed as an heir of Robert in the proceedings to administer Robert's estate. Moreover, assuming that Hugh was then dead, he had a son, William Hudson KIRKLAND, who was then alive, yet William is not listed as an heir of Robert in the proceedings to administer Robert's estate, although several grandchildren of Robert were so listed. See Patricia A. West, "Robert Kirkland, c 1785 SC - 1862 IL," St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2006.]

      (4) A household headed by Robert KIRKLAND is listed in the 1830 census of Montgomery County, IL.

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

      Assuming that Robert is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Robert's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Robert's household are children of Robert and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and two of which sons would have been born between 1815 and 1820, according to the 1830 census) and five daughters (two of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, one of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, one of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, and one of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1815, according to the 1830 census).

      (5) A household headed by Robert KIRKLAND is listed in the 1840 census of Montgomery County, IL.

      Listed in Robert's household are 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 2 free white males between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 4 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age; and 1 free white female between 80 and 90 years of age.

      Assuming that Robert is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1840 census.

      The free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 80 and 90 years of age seems to have then been too old to have been Robert's wife.

      Assuming that Robert's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Robert's household are children of Robert and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and two of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census) and five daughters (one of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and four of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census).

      (6) A household headed by Robert KIRKLAND is listed in the 1850 census of Montgomery County, IL.

      Robert is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 62 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1788. According to the 1850 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Robert is his wife, Rebecca, who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1830. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IL.

      (7) Robt. KIRKLAND is listed in a household headed by Adaline VASEIR in the 1860 census of Montgomery County, IL.

      Robt. is listed in the 1860 census as a retired farmer who was then 72 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1788. According to the 1850 census, he was born in NC. The relationship between Adaline VASEIR and Robt. KIRKLAND is not listed in the 1860 census.

      (8) Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales <http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp>:

      [Tract 1:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: NW¼NW¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 03/19/1834
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 2:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: SW¼NW¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 02/05/1836
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 3:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: E½NW¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 02/05/1836
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 4:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: SE¼SW¼
      Section: 10
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 05/28/1836
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 5:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: LOT2W½NE¼
      Section: 16
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 03/27/1848
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 6:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: SW¼NE¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 05/17/1851
      County: MONTGOMERY

      * * *

      [Tract 7:]

      Name of Purchaser: KIRKLAND, ROBERT
      Legal Description: NW¼SE¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date Purchased: 08/31/1853
      County: MONTGOMERY

      [Note by compiler: It appears from an "Additional Inventory" filed on August 6, 1862 in the proceedings for the administration of Robert KIRKLAND's estate (mentioned by Patricia A. West in "Robert Kirkland, c 1785 SC - 1862 IL," St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2006), that at the time of Robert KIRKLAND's death, he still owned six of the seven tracts of real estate described above.]

      (9) It appears from an "Additional Inventory" filed on August 6, 1862 in the proceedings for the administration of Robert KIRKLAND's estate (mentioned by Patricia A. West in "Robert Kirkland, c 1785 SC - 1862 IL," St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2006), that at the time of Robert KIRKLAND's death, he owned all or part of several tracts of real estate which had originally been purchased by other persons. Two of these tracts are described as follows in the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database <http://www.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html>:

      [Tract 1:]

      Name of [Original] Purchaser: STARKWEATHER HIRAM
      Legal Description: NW¼NE¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date [Originally] Purchased: 10/11/1848
      County: MONTGOMERY

      [Note by compiler: At the time of Robert KIRKLAND's death, he owned only 15 acres of this 40-acre tract.]

      * * *

      [Tract 2:]

      Name of [Original] Purchaser: LONG JOHN KIRKLAND
      Legal Description: NW¼SW¼
      Section: 15
      Township: 07N
      Range: 05W
      Meridian: 3
      Date [Originally] Purchased: 08/31/1853
      County: MONTGOMERY

      [Note by compiler: At the time of Robert KIRKLAND's death, he owned the following additional tracts of land which the compiler has not identified in the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database: NE¼SW¼, Section 17, Township 7 North, Range 4 West, unimproved land, purchased at a commissioner's sale; and part of SE¼SW¼, Section 30, Township 8 North, Range 4 West, timber land, purchased from T. WHITESIDES.]

      (10) Robert KIRKLAND is buried in Kirkland Cemetery. According to the Geographic Names Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey, Kirkland Cemetery is located in Montgomery County, IL at latitude 39° 01' 20" N, longitude 89° 35' 30" W, just north of the Montgomery County-Bond County line. The nearest town, Sorento, is located in Bond County, IL, just south of the Montgomery County-Bond County line. Because Sorento is located in Bond County, some sources have erroneously concluded that Kirkland Cemetery is also located in Bond County.

      (11) www.findagrave.com:

      Pvt Robert H. Kirkland
      Birth: 1785, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
      Death: 2 Jan 1862 (aged 76-77), Walshville, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
      Burial: Kirkland Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA

      Robert H. Kirkland
      Private Co. A, & Co. K, 26th MO Infantry.

      Robert KIRKLAND . . .

      b. about 1785, Spartanburg SC, Occupation Farmer.

      m1. Jane Long (1785-1834), 1809, Sequatchie Valley, Marion Co, TN.

      m2. Nancy Garrison, 07 Feb 1839, Montgomery Co, IL.

      m3. Rebecca Sackett (05 Jun 1831/23 Feb 1857), 22 Mar 1848, Montgomery Co, IL. . . .

      Family Members: Spouses: Jane Long Kirkland (Unknown-1831), Rebecca Jane Sackett Kirkland (1821-1857); Children: Elenor Kirkland Long (1813-1849), Daniel Kirkland (1815-1895), Elizabeth Kirkland Fogleman (1820-1887), Nancy Kirkland (1821-1831), Stephen Berry Kirkland (1824-1910), Martha A Kirkland McPhail (1829-1855)

      Maintained by: WaplesGurley
      Originally Created by: Bev
      Added: 15 Jan 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial 10328514
    Person ID I14056  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Father John KIRKLAND,   b. Between 1750 and 1760, Scotland? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Present-Day Sequatchie Valley, Marion County, TN? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Mary DELOT 
    Married Between 1775 and 1780 
    Family ID F6328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane LONG,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Aft 1 Jun 1830, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1809  Sequatchie Valley, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James KIRKLAND,   b. Abt 1810, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Jan 1862  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Eleanor KIRKLAND,   b. 11 Nov 1813, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1849, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     3. David Daniel KIRKLAND,   b. 24 Dec 1815, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1895, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. John KIRKLAND, Sr.,   b. 6 Mar 1818, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1891, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth KIRKLAND,   b. 5 Mar 1820, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1887, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Nancy KIRKLAND,   b. Abt 1821, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1831, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     7. Stephen Berry KIRKLAND,   b. Sep 1824, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1910, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     8. Jane Catherine KIRKLAND,   b. Abt 1827, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1885, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     9. Martha Adaline KIRKLAND,   b. 25 Nov 1829, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1855, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F6335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy (GARRISON) 
    Married 7 Feb 1839  Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F6343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Rebecca Jane SACKETT,   b. 6 Jun 1830, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1857, Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1848  Montgomery County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F6345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Robert KIRKLAND
    Robert KIRKLAND

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 : Groom: KIRKLAND, ROBERT Bride: GARRISON, NANCY Date: 1839-02-07 Volume: 1 Page: 58 Lic No.: 368 County: MONTGOMERY.

    2. Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 : Groom: KIRKLAND, ROBERT Bride: SACKETT, REBECCA JANE Date: 1848-03-23 Volume: 2 Page: 59 Lic No.: 833 County: MONTGOMERY.