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Robert B. KIRKLAND

Male Abt 1818 - 1860  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Robert B. KIRKLAND 
    Born Abt 1818  Sequatchie Valley, Marion County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Mar 1860  Philadelphia, Neshoba County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Jennifer Fish .

      (2) The following biographical sketch, which written by a granddaughter of Robert KIRKLAND, appears in Green, Mae Ruth et al., Kirkland Source Book of Records, Greenwood, SC: W. C. Kirkland, 1977-1988, vol. 2, pp. 447-448:

      ROBERT KIRKLAND, our grandfather, was m. to AMANDA MALVINA FITZALLEN STRIBLING. (She was named for the heroine of Children of the Abb[e]y?an early day novel). They lived in Neshoba Co., MS & he was employed by the U. S. Govt. to conduct Indians from the state of MS to Indian Terr., now Okla. He made 3 trips, taking 1000 Indians each time. He served his county as Sheriff & Representative, and was being talked of as a suitable material as Governor of his state at the time of his death. We were told by Grandmother that he had formed a company and was made the Capt., to serve in the war, but he died of a "pain in the stomach" and was buried in Old Philadelphia on the Pearl River in MS in 1861. He & AMANDA had 3 sons & one daughter. ALBERT, the oldest, d. of Malaria fever in Burl[e]son Co., TX while still single. The 2nd. child, ROBERT, d. of Blue Jaundice in Navarro Co. in 1882. He was m. to HARRIETT SHEPPARD, my father's sister. (This made their 3 chn. our double cousins). They had 2 daus.?MAGGIE, who m. JOHN LESLIE (both dec.) and IDA, who m. Mr. CHUM (both dec.). Their only son was JOHN KIRKLAND who is also dec. He left two sons, now living in CA, and at least one dau. (Note by compiler: there is a note here that says, "Send Mrs. MONCRIEF the correction on Grandad's family". We don't know whose note this is).

      After ROBERT'S death, HARRIETT SHEPPARD KIRKLAND m. a Mr. McCLURE in Taylor Co., TX. They had 2 daus.?AMANDA who m. ED NELSON, (dec.) & lives in Bangs, TX and BESSIE, who m. A. C. WASH (dec.) & lives with a dau. in Marlin, TX. This daughter's name is DOLLIE. SAM McCLURE of Abilene, TX is their only son.

      The only d/o ROBERT & AMANDA was MYRA HEPZIBAH, who m. SIM SHEPPARD. They lived in McLennon [McLennan] Co. & later in Waco where he was Peace Officer for over 30 years. She d. in 1934 & he d. in 1932. They had 11 chn., 6 boys & 5 girls, all of whom are dec. except myself, RUBY AMANDA SHEPPARD, who m. W. R. MONCRIEF (dec.). We had one son, W. S. MONCRIEF. He & his wife live n Denver, Col.

      SIM SHEPPARD & MYRA KIRKLAND'S eleven chn. were ALMA, SIM A., ALBERT, ROBERT, EUGENIA, RUBY, ROSS, JOHN, HUGH, KATHERINE & MARY DISNEY, all dec. except RUBY MONCRIEF, 918 N. 20th., Waco, TX zip 76707.

      The younger child of ROBERT & AMANDA KIRKLAND was THOMAS W., b. after the death of ROBERT, his father. THOMAS W. lived for many years in Gatesville, where he owned a drug store and served for some time as Co. Commissioner of Coryell County. Later they moved to Waco, where he also owned a drug store. He had m. OPHELIA SASSE of Gatesville and they had 4 sons; R. F., who d.y.; FRANK & LEWIS both dec.; and the 4th. was BILLY KIRKLAND, now living at 2600 Reuter, Waco, TX. Their only dau., LUCILLE, m. CHRIS REESING & they lived at 2604 Reuter in Waco. LUCILLE has an old oil painting of her grandfather ROBERT KIRKLAND of MS.

      (3) Source: Patricia A. West , ?One Line of Descent from Archibald Kirkland, b ca 1780 SC & d 1846 AL,? St. Louis: Unpublished manuscript, 2006. According to this source, an order of the Probate Court of Fayette County, AL, entered during the November Term, 1851, in the matter of the estate of Archibald KIRKLAND, deceased, provides in part as follows:

      "It is further ordered and decreed that the said Daniel G. Kirkland and Anderson Farquhar administrators as aforesaid proceed to make distribution of the said sum of one thousand seven hundred and forty seven dollars and seventy six cents among those entitled thereto in the following manner that is to say: . . .

      "To: Robert B. Kirkland one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and ninety four dollars and nineteen cents, which is hereby assessed and decreed as his distribution share of said Estate, and which the said Daniel G. Kirkland and Anderson Farquhar administrators as aforesaid is decreed to pay over to him the said Robert B. Kirkland and for which Execution may issue."

      [Note by compiler: According to the order described above, Daniel G. KIRKLAND and Anderson FARQUHAR were administrators with the will annexed of Archibald KIRKLAND, deceased. An administrator with the will annexed is appointed when a will exists but fails to name an executor, or when an executor named in a will is unable or unwilling to serve as executor.]

      (4) Robert KIRKLAND is listed in a household headed by Mordecai J. HOWARD, hotel keeper of the Eagle Hotel, Ward 4, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS.

      Robert is listed in the 1850 census as a person who was then 32 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1818. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AL.
    Person ID I14230  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Archibald KIRKLAND,   b. Abt 1780, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Fayette County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Mary CHANEY,   b. Bef 1780, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1846, Fayette County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1804  Sequatchie Valley, Marion County, TN? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Malvina Fitzallen STRIBLING,   b. 19 Jun 1829, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1912, Waco, McLennan County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1850  Neshoba County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F6427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart