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John KIRK

Male 1781 - 1853  (72 years)


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  • Name John KIRK  [1
    Born 23 Mar 1781 
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Sep 1853 
    Person ID I4284  Hamilton, Crawford, Shoemaker, Kirk
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2014 

    Father Roger KIRK,   b. 05 Jun 1751, East Nottingham, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1809  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Rachel HUGHES,   b. 20 Feb 1754, Nottingham, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1825, North East Creek, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1774  East Nottingham, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Deborah BROWN,   b. 25 May 1782,   d. 27 May 1845  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rachel KIRK,   b. 05 Feb 1808,   d. 21 May 1814  (Age 6 years)
     2. Deborah KIRK,   b. 15 Sep 1810,   d. Aft 1872  (Age > 63 years)
     3. Hannah KIRK,   b. 04 Jan 1813
     4. Jeremiah KIRK,   b. 24 May 1815
     5. Rachel KIRK,   b. 09 Aug 1818,   d. 07 Apr 1854  (Age 35 years)
     6. Mercy KIRK,   b. 09 Dec 1820
     7. John KIRK,   b. 09 Dec 1823,   d. 16 Aug 1824  (Age 0 years)
     8. Slater KIRK,   b. 18 Jul 1825,   d. 12 Mar 1848  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F1512  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah BROWN 
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F1523  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Kirk commenced business in York County PA in partnership with Jas. McConkey, carrying on the business of country merchants. From York County he removed to Penn Hill, Lancaster County, where he purchased a farm, mill and store. These he superintended. He was for a number of years a member and elder of Friends' Meeting. In his youoth he made a voyage to Ireland, visiting those parts of the island from whence his ancestors are supposed to have migrated. He revisited Europe in 1851, and attended the World's Fair in London. He also made a tour through Ireland, and brought a colony of emigrants to America. John Kirk was "well versed" in English history, and familiar with the old English poets. He was a great reader, being well informed, and possessed remarkable conversational powers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] The History of Chester County, http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~streetancestors/30051.html.