Note:  The information contained in this document was transcribed from information provided by Stephen Kirk.  His e-mail address is:  skirkc@msn.com

Chronology

1779-1787 Stephen Kirk on Tax Rolls in Orange County, N.C.

1785 Head Right Land Warrants issued to John Kirk for 200 acres in Washington County, Georgia

1785, October 5, Head Right Land Warrants issued to Joseph Kirk for 200 acres in Hancock County, Georgia on the waters of Little Ogeechee.

1794 Stephen Kirk on Tax rolls, Hancock County, GA. Hancock County formed from Washington and Greene counties, county seat Sparta.

1794 McClendon purchased another 187 ½ acres for one hundred pounds, with Stephen Kirk attesting the transfer of deed.

1794 Stephen Kirk purchased one hundred acres adjoining the McClendon property and Joel McClendon attested the transfer of deed.

1794, January 2nd; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 196: "Nathan Barnett of Wilkes County to Joel McLendon of Hancock County for the sum of one hundred pounds for a tract of land containing one hundred eighty seven and a half acres in Hancock County, formerly Greene County, on both sides of Fort Creek, being part of tract of land granted to Benjamin McCormick and conveyed from him to John Benford and from him to Nathan Barrett.  Grant was signed 28th December 1784.  Wit: Stephen Kirk and John Marlin.

1794, January 2nd; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 197: "Nathan Barnett of Wilkes County to Stephen Kirk of Hancock County for the sum of fifty pounds sterling for a tract of land containing one hundred acres on Fort Creek being part of a tract of land granted to Benjamin McCormick and conveyed from him to John Benford and from him to Nathan Barnett, which grant was signed 28th December 1784.  Land bordering the mouth of Rocky Branch.  Wit: Joel McClendon and John Marlin.

1794, February 26; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 192: "Joel McClendon, Esqr. had his mark recorded on the same day which is as follows, viz. and under(illegible) in each ear and a hole in the right.

1794, October 7th; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 62:  William Thompson to Isaac Kirk for the sum of two hundred pounds for a tract of land in Hancock County on the waters of Beaverdam, containing three hundred acres adjoining lands of Sanders Walker and all other sides by lands vacant, originally granted to Sarah Fugate:  Wit: William Cu(illegible), James (illegible) and James (illegible).  Reg: 18th January 1799.

1794, December 18; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 179: John Lowry of Granville, South Carolina to Francis Lewis of Hancock County for the sum of five hundred dollars for a tract of land containing two hundred acres, originally granted to Joseph Kirk on 5 October 1785, located on the waters of Little Ogeechee in Hancock County and adjoining lands of Kirk and Brantley's and by vacant land.  Wit: Hamlin Lewis, Jeffery B. Barksdale, William Lewis and Batt Wyche.  Reg: 15th May 1801.

1795 January 5; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 150:  "James Morgan of Hancock County to Joseph Thompson of same place for the sum of one hundred pounds sterling for a tract of land containing one hundred acres, it being part of a five hundred acre survey granted to James Morgan, also a part of a two hundred acre tract granted James Morgan on a Wilkes County warrant and five acres granted Thomas Morgan on a Wilkes County warrant the whole included in the above mentioned five hundred acre survey granted James Morgan in Washington County bounded by Charles Stuart's corner and John Kirk's line and William Morgan's line.  Signed by James Morgan and Calev(?) Morgan.  Wit: John Tapley, Charles Rice, Jacob  Cole and H. Runnells, J.P.

1795 Deed Book A-B, p. 132, 5th Feb. Joel McClendon and Lucy, his wife, of Hancock County to Thomas Wynne of same place for the sum of seventy pounds for a tract of land containing 187 ½ acres in Hancock County. Beginning on Fort Creek and adjoining Joel McClendon’s and Stephen Kirk’s line, etc.

1795 February 5th; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 132: "Joel McClendon and Lucy, his wife, of Hancock County to Thomas Wynne of same place for the sum of seventy pounds sterling for a tract of land containing one hundred and eight seven and a half acres in Hancock County, being a part of two hundred and eighty seven and a half acres granted to Benjamin McCarmock (McCormick) in the year 1784 and beginning on Fort Creek and adjoining Joel McClendon and Stephen Kirk's line.  Wit: James Rees and John Wynne.

1795, December 28; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 192: "John Kirk of Hancock County to Joseph Thompson of same place for the sum of twenty pounds sterling for a tract of land in Hancock County, containing fifty acres, it being a part of a tract of land belong to the said John Kirk and was surveyed for Thomas Brantley in the year 1784, lying on the East side of a large branch of Little Ogeechee adjoining said Joseph Thompson's land and along a line between said Kirk and Thompson and by Charles (illegible)'s land.  Signed by John Kirk and Caty Kirk.  Wit: Joseph Thompson, Jr. and Joseph Kirk.  Reg: 1799.

1796 Stephen Kirk marries Elizabeth McClendon, daughter of Joel McClendon, in Hancock County

1796, September 24; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 428: Elisha Whatley of Hancock County to Jonas Shivers (?) of same place for the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds sterling for a tract of land in Hancock County and on the waters of the Ogeechee, adjoining lands of Jesse Kirk and Jeffery Bazdel (?), containing two hundred acres.  Wit: James Thweat and Wm. Battle, J.P.

1797, November 6th; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 487: "Thomas Brantley of Hancock County to John Kirk of same place for the sum of sixty pounds for a tract of land in Washington County when surveyed now Hancock on the waters of Ogeechee containing two hundred and four acres adjoining Kirk's line and by Hill's land and by unknown land and by Ba(illegible)'s land.  Wit: Jno. Harbert, J.P. and John Barksdale.

1798, January 16; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 490: "I, William Pigg of Hancock County have sold unto Edmond Walsh all my right, title and interest of and to one half of the boat - built in partnership by said William Pigg and Joel McClendon, Esq. of Hancock County for their uses equally also his oars, cable and brittain & c.  This 16th January 1798.  Wit: John Mitchell, J.P.

1798, January 25th; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 491: "I, Joel McClendon of Hancock County have sold unto Edmond Walsh of same place my one half part of boat built in partnership between Wm. Pigg and myself together with his oars, cable and battain be.  This 25th January 1798. Wit: Saml. McGehee and Ephraim Moore, J.P.

1799, December 18; Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794-1802: Page 193: Philip Brantley of Warren County to James Mitchell of Hancock County for the sum of eight hundred dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, formerly Washington County, originally granted to John Williams and recorded in Book JJJ, Folio 229 on 12th October 1785.  Said land being deeded from John Williams to Philip Brantley containing two hundred eighty seven and a half acres, lying on a Dry Branch of Buffalo Creek.  Wit: John Mithchell, J.P., John Kirk and Littlebury Jackson.  Reg: 21st May 1801.

1803 June 10th; Farmer's Gazette 1803-1804, 1806-1807:  "Sir, I have sent my son to you to get the money that you promised to me.  I got Mr. Martin to reckon what the cost came to, and it come to $14.  Please to be so kind as to let him have $14, and you will oblige your friend.  William Brown.  To Mr. Stephen Kirk.

1803 Friday, July 15: Farmers Gazette 1803-1806 Volume 1, No. 4:  List of Letters Remaining in Post Office for the last Quarter, ending the last day of June 1803:  If not taken out in three months, will be returned to the General Post Office as dead letters.  Line K:  Stephen Kirk

1803 December 27;  Farmer's Gazette 1803-1804, 1806-1807: "Hancock County.  Abraham Womack personally appeared before me, and being duly sworn sayeth, that on the 26th of Sept. last, this deponent heard William Brown, Sen. on Logdam, say that Stephen Kirk should be sure of his money at the day of the general election, and the said Brown told this deponent he should have paid said Kirk the money before that time if he could have collected the money of those that was owing him...Sworn to this 27th December, 1803.  Abraham Womack.  Nathl. Waller, J. P.

1803 December 30;  Farmer's Gazette 1803-1804, 1806-1807: "Hancock County.  Gale Lewis came before me and being duly sworn, saith that he heard a conversation between Stephen Kirk and WIlliam Brown, in which said Brown observed that he had deposited a note of hand in the hands of said Kirk as a security for a sum of money and that said Kirk had given him (the said Brown) notice that he should want the money for which the above mentioned note was deposited in ten days, and that the said ten days in which the money was to be returned had expired.  Gale Lewis.  Sworn to this 30th December, 1803, before, A. M. Devereux, J.P. "  /  "Robert Jenkins being duly sworn, saith that he heard the conversation as above stated.  Sworn to this 30th December 1803, before A.M. Devereux, J.P.  (Signed) Robert Jenkins."

1804 Stephen Kirk on tax rolls in Hancock County, John Kirk in Jackson County.

1804 January 3; Farmer's Gazette 1803-1804, 1806-1807:  "Sir, In your paper of the 23rd of December last, Mr. William Brown warned the public of me as a swindler:  whether that character will apply, a statement of fact supported by his own hand writing and sworn testimony will best decide...Mr. Brown boldly asserted , and infamously held forth to my fellow citizens that I have swindled him of a $40.00 obligation:  Which obligation was given me to secure the payment of $14 in ten days after the date of said order, (but let it here be noted) I rejected the idea of taking the $40 note, he insisted on it, nay, pressed it upon me.  A considerable time elapsed without the least intimation of his intention of payment, so very far was he from it, that he studiously avoided me in every publick (sic) company.  Repeatedly did I apply for my money, and repeatedly did he evade the payment...It may be proper to inform the public that Mr. Brown has never tendered me the whole of my money at one time.  Stephen Kirk January 3d, 1804.

1805 Stephen Kirk, Hancock Co. listed in Georgia Land Lottery for 1805. Henry, Jesse, John, John Sr. and John Jr. in Jackson County.

1806 Stephen Kirk eligible for 2 draws in the lottery of Ocmulgee lands in the year 1806. Eligible to draw: every white male, 21 years old, resident of the state 3 years, entitled to one draw, every free white male, resident of the state for three years and having a wife or legitimate child or children under 21 years of age, entitled to 2 draws.

1806, July 19;  Farmer's Gazette 1803-1804, 1806-1807:  Page 20: "Also - 250 acres of land, on the waters of the Walnut Fork, granted to Louis Green, 46 acres, Ditto, 75 acres, Ditto, joining Moody & Kirk, two cows & yearlings, one 2-year old steer, one two year old heifer, levied on as the property of John McConnel Sen. at the instance of the State.  J.M.C. Montgomery, Shff.  19 July 1806.

1807 Stephen Kirk of Jones County buys 202 ½ acres, Lot # 28 in the 10th District, Baldwin Co. for $550.00 from a Robert Larymore of Tattnall County, Georgia.

1808 Stephen Kirk of Jones County buys 202 ½ acres, Lot # 37 in the 13th District, Baldwin Co. for $400.00 . 

1808 Stephen Kirk of Jones County buys 202 ½ acres, Lot #15 in the 10th district of Baldwin County for $450.00 from a Henry Brown of Hancock County, Georgia.

1809 Stephen Kirk sells lot # 37 in the 13th district., 202 ½ acres for $1,000.00. He buys 202 ½ acres, Lot #34 in the 10th District of Jones County for $431.00.

1809, June 30th, Harrison Cabaniss witness to a land deed in Jones County recorded 24 September 1810.

1810, January 23: This indenture made between Stephen Kirk of the County and State aforesaid of the one part, and Joel McClendon of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that the said Stephen Kirk for an inconsideration of four Hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid the receipt is hereby acknowledged hath granted and bargained and by these presents to bargains and sell to the said Joel McClendon a certain lot or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Jones in the Tenth District No. 34 granted to Benjamin Ramey by his Excellency Jared Irwin to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or lot of land in a full and able manner as the same was granted or deeded to him by the Sheriff of Jones County the fifth day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nine and in no other manner whatsoever but as the same was deeded to him by James Riley Sheriff of said County in witness whereof the said Stephen Kirk has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal this 23rd day of January 1810. (Signed) Stephen Kirk, wit: Marvel McClendon and Nathan Sanders.

1810, May 2: This indenture made between Henry Brown and Stephen Kirk

1811 Stephen Kirk of Jones County buys 11 and 7/10ths acres beginning at a forked dogwood and running South 45 degrees West 17.77 Chains to a White Oak thence North 18 degrees West 5.50 Chains to a hickory thence North 11 and 1/2 degrees East 5.70 Chains to a Wahoo thence South 45 degrees East 8.15 Chains to said forked dogwood being a part of lot # 29 adjoining No. 28 on the Southeast and No. 38 on the Northeast in the Tenth District of Jones County for $ 50.00 from William Hunt. Wit: Charles Womack and David White J.P.

1811 Stephen Kirk pays taxes on 607 ½ acres on Shoal Creek in Jones County. The property is adjoined by property owned by John Cabiness.

1813(?) Sally (Sarah) Kirk marries Harrison Cabiness in Greene County. (Harrison Cabiness dies 5 years later).

1813 John Kirk applies for a marriage license on November 20th, and then he marries Mary Reeves on November 21st, 1813.

1816 Stephen Kirk deeds to John Kirk 194.3 acres of Lot # 38 in the 10th District for the sum of one dollar. Witnessed by John Cabiness and William Kirk.

1818, Tuesday, Nov 24; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County. Whereas JOHN Kirk and SALLY Cabaniss apply to me for letters of administration on the estate of HARRISON Cabaniss, deceased; And whereas HENRY B. Cabaniss applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of HARRISON Cabaniss, deceased.. Given under my hand, this 16th November, 1818.  (Signed) JAMES Smith, C.C.O. - (Source: GJ)

1818 John Kirk and Sally Cabiness apply for letters of administration on the estate of Harrison Cabiness, deceased.

1819 Tuesday, Jan 19; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: All persons having demands against the estate of HARRISON Cabaniss, late of Jones County, deceased, will please to present them duly attested within the time prescribed by law... (Signed) HENRY B. Cabaniss, JOHN Kirk, Adms, SALLY Cabaniss, Admx. - (Source: GJ)

1819 Tuesday, May 4; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County. John Kirk, of Capt JACOB Kings' district tolled before Henry H. Cabaness, Esq., an estray sorrel mare.. .18 years old...very sway backed..much marked with the gear - appraised to $40.00. (Signed) Henry Wyche, C.I.C. - (Source: GJ)

1819 Tuesday, Jun 1; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Will be sold on the first Tuesday in July next, in the town of Clinton... One negro man named Will, levied on as the property of THOMAS Spencer, to satisfy executions in favor of STEPHEN Kirk and others.  (Signed) THOMAS Levingston, Sheriff. - (Source: GJ)

1819 Monday, Sep 20; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in November next, in the town of Clinton, Jones County.. the following property, viz: One negro boy by the name of Jim - levied on as the property of THOMAS Spencer, to satisfy an execution in favor of STEPHEN Kirk... (Signed) THOMAS Levingston, Sheriff. - (Source: GJ)

1819 John Kirk applies for license on December 22nd and marries Lucy Ellington Hendricks on December 23, 1819.

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1820 The Jones County, Georgia Census lists:

Kirk, Annie "45"

James "45"

John "45"

1820 In the Land Lottery Draws, 1820, for Jones County appears the following:

Kirk, Anna (wid.)

Kirk’s Stephen (Orphans)

Kirk, William

Kirk, Levi

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Note: Stephen Kirk dies somewhere between 20 Sep 1819 and 22 July 1820.

1820-1821 The Tax rolls show John Kirk as owning 192 acres on Shoal Creek. It also shows that John Kirk is administrator for Stephen Kirk, Deceased. Stephen'’ property includes 419 acres in Jones County on Shoal Creek, 490 acres in Appling County, and 250 acres in Early County.

1820 Anna Kirk, John Kirk, and William Kirk apply for letters of administration in the estate of Stephen Kirk, deceased, on July 22, 1820.

1820 Tuesday, Aug 1; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County. Whereas ANNA Kirk, JOHN Kirk, and WILLIAM Kirk, apply to me for letters of administration on the estate of STEPHEN Kirk, deceased; ..Given under my hand, this 22d day of July, 1820.  (Signed) JAMES Smith, C.C.O. - (Source: GJ)

1820 Tuesday, Dec 5; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Will be sold on the 15th of January next, at the plantation of STEPHEN Kirk, late of Jones County, deceased, all the perishable property of said deceased; consisting of corn, fodder, seed cotton, tobacco, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, one yoke of oxen, 40 saw gin, one 45 gallon still, plantation tools.  The plantation to be rented and the negroes hired until the 25th of December, 1821... (Signed) JOHN Kirk, WILLIAM Kirk, Adms., ANNA Kirk, Admx. - (Source: GJ)

1820 Tuesday, Dec 5; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831:  Nine months after date, application will be made to the... Inferior Court of Jones County.. for leave to sell a part of the real estate of STEPHEN Kirk, late of Jones County, deceased. (Signed) JOHN Kirk, WILLIAM Kirk, Adms., ANNA Kirk, Admx. - (Source: GJ)

1820 Tuesday, Dec 12; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Nine months after date, application will be made to.. . the Inferior Court of Jones County... for leave to sell the balance of the real estate of GEORGE Cabaness, Sr. deceased.  (Signed) HENRY B. Cabiness, ROBERT McGough, Adms. - (Source: GJ)

1821 September, application made to the Inferior Court of Jones County –for leave to sell part of the real estate of Stephen Kirk, dec’d signed John Kirk, William Kirk, Anna Kirk, adm’x.

1821 September Term, Ordered that the administrators of Stephen Kirk deceased have license to sell the real estate of Stephen Kirk deceased on a twelve monthly credit after giving legal notice thereof.

1821 Tuesday, Oct 23; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County.  Agreeable to an order of the... Inferior Court of Jones County, will be sold in town of Clinton, on the 1st Tuesday in January next, 202 1/2 acres land.. belonging to the estate of STEPHEN Kirk, deceased... (Signed) ANNA Kirk, Admx., JOHN Kirk, William Kirk Admr.

1821 Legal Notice. Will be sold on the 15th of January next at the plantation of Stephen Kirk, late of Jones County, deceased, consisting of corn, fodder, seed cotton, tobacco, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, one yoke of oxen, 40 saw gin, one 45 gallon still, plantation tools… The plantation to be rented and the negroes hired until the 25th of December, 1821. Signed John Kirk, William Kirk, Admr’s., Anna Kirk, Adm’s.

1821 Term, Ordered that Robert McGough, Ezekiel F. Smith, Wilkins Jackson, John Thomas and Charles Wommack be and they or a majority of them be appointed commissioners to divide the estate of Harrison Cabaniss deceased among the distribute as the personal part of said estate, and the same persons together with the County surveyor levy off to Sally Cabaniss widow a childs part of the real estate of said Harrison Cabaniss deceased and make report to the next term of this court.

1822, January 14th, Administrators  John Kirk, William Kirk and Anna Kirk of estate of Stephen Kirk deceased, sell one half of lot # 15 in the 10th District of Baldwin now Jones County containing 101 and 1/4th acres and also 2 and 1/2 acres in the Southeast Corner of lot # 14 in the 10th District of Baldwin now Jones County  for $ 409.77 to William Whatley.

1823, March Term, Ordered that Anna Kirk be appointed Guardian for Lucinda Kirk and Louisa Kirk orphans of Stephen Kirk deceased on his giving bond and security in the sum of $7000.00 bond and security given and letters granted.

1824, Tuesday, May 4; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Jones Cavalry! Capt. EZEKIEL F. Smith's Company of Cavalry, will parade at the house of Mr. JOHN Kirk, on the 1st Saturday in June next, at 11 o'clock A. M. By order of Capt. Smith - (Source: GJ)

1825 Lucinda Kirk marries Wilkins Hunt, 22 Feb 1825.

1826, Tuesday Feb 28; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: Sheriff Sales - On the first Tuesday in April, next, before the Court House door in the town of Clinton, Jones County, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit: One negro man...etc. levied on as the property of Henry B. Cabaniss, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Moore and John Kirk, adm. of Harrison Cabiniss; Robert McGough, Adam Carson and Samuel Barren, security;

1826, Tuesday Mar 11; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: "A list of unclaimed letters": Remaining in the post office at Clinton, Jones County Georgia, on the first day of April, 1826: William Kirk

1826, July 1st; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: "A List of Unclaimed Letters":  Remaining in the post office at Clinton, Jones County, Georgia: John Kirk

1826 Levi Kirk marries Rebecca Peel, Dec 30, 1826.

1827, Monday Mar 5; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County: Clerks office of the Inferior Court.  William Kirk tolls before John Kirk, J.P., a horse/mule/pony, etc.. (animal description omitted here).  Appraised by William Huff and Thomas Hunt.  (Signed)  Charles Macarthy, Clerk. - (Source: SP)

1827, before Tuesday June 5; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: Clerks office of the Inferior Court.  Anderson Smith tolls before John Kirk, J. P., a horse/mule/pony, etc. (animal description omitted here).  Appraised by Wiley Franks and Robert Hinsley.  (Signed)  Charles Macarthy, C.I.C. (Source: SR)

1827 Monday July 9; 1826, Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: " A List of unclaimed letters" Remaining in the post office at Clinton, Jones County Georgia, on the first day of July, 1827: William Kirk

1827, Tuesday July 31; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: For cash, will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in September next, at the court house in the town of Clinton, Jones County.. the following property, to wit: Three negroes., levied on as the property of JAMES Anthony, to satisfy an execution in favor of JOHN Kirk, Adm. of HENRY Cabaniss, deceased.

1827, Monday, Dec 17; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County.  Whereas LUCY E. Kirk and GUSTAVUS Hendrick apply for letters of administration on the estate of JOHN Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  Given under my hand this 15th December, 1827.  (Signed) CHARLES McCarthy, C.C.O. - (Source: GJ)

1827 John Kirk dies; the abstract of his will is as follows:

To Wife: Lucy Ellington Kirk

To Mother: Anna Kirk

To Bro: Levi Kirk

Exrs: Lucy E. Kirk, William S. Kirk

Wit: Jno. Crockett, Jno Harrison, Thomas Hunt

1827 Levi Kirk is a Fortunate Drawer in the Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827. On their 31st day of the drawing he was awarded Lot No. 148, 33rd district, section 1 in Lee County.

In the same Lottery Louisa Kirk’s minors are awarded Lot No. 2, District 97, Section 85 in Carroll County. (This entry is a mystery to me.)

1828 Monday, Jan 7; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County:  Will be sold before the court house door in said county on the first Tuesday in February next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of John Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.  (Signed) The Administrators. - (Source: SP)

1828 Monday, Jan 28; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County:  Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in May, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of John Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.  (Signed) Lucey E. Kirk, Admx. - (Source: SP)

1828 Feb 25; Hancock County, Georgia Newspaper Abstracts:  On the first Tuesday in April next, will be sold at the Court House in the town of Sparta, Hancock County, between the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:  One hundred acres of pine land, more or less, on the waters of Buffalo, adjoining Archer and others, levied on as the property of William McGehee to satisfy a fi. fa. in favor of John L. Kirk, plaintiff in execution vs. said William McGehee and Eli H. Baxter, his security.  Property pointed out by Eli H. Baxter.  Geo. T. Marshall, D. Sh'ff. Feb 25 1828.

1828 Saturday, Nov 1; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: William Kirk applies for letters of administration on the estate of John William Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  (Signed) Charles Macarthy, Clerk - (Source: SR)

1828 Saturday, Nov 8; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in January, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of John Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) William Freeman, Adm. - (Source: SP)

1828 Administrator’s Sale, Jones County, GA. 405 acres land whereon John Kirk lived his lifetime, adjoining Thomas Hunt and others, property of John Kirk, dec’d.

1829 Monday, May 18; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia Jones County: Superior Court April Term, 1829.  Present is his honor Thomas W. Cobb.  We, the Grand Jury, for the County of Jones...tender to the courts and county our opinions on several important subjects..in view of this body, the Penitentiary system should be abolished, which though founded, no doubt, upon humane and benevolent principles, is at this time as a public institution of the State, demoralizing in it tendency, and under existing circumstances expensive in its support, and from a settled conviction that the system has failed, and will fail of producing the so much desired result, reformation in the convicts... We recommend to the next legislature its abolition... (Signed) William Kirk, Thomas Hunt ... a true extract taken from the minutes of Jones Superior Court, April Term, 1829. (Signed) Frederick Sims, Clerk. - (Source: GJ)

1830 Jones County, Georgia, Census lists in consecutive order Levi Kirk, Anna Kirk, and Sarah Cabiness, indicating that they all might be living on the same property.

Levi Kirk 1 M 21-30, 1 F 15-20

Anna Kirk 2 F 10-15, 1 F 25-20, 1 F 30-40

Sara Cabiness 1 F 20-30

1830 Levi Louis Kirk born Dec 30th, 1830.

1831 before Tuesday, Mar 10; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: Wilkins Jackson applies for letters of administration on the estate of Levi Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  (Signed) Charles Macarthy, C.C.O. - (Source: SR)

1831 Tuesday, Apr 14; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 1, 1810-1831: Georgia, Jones County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in May, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Levi Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Wilkins Jackson, Adm. - (Source: SR)

1831 Louisa Kirk married Alexander Hunt, 16 June, 1831.

1832 (June?) Administrator for property of Anna Kirk, dec’d is Wilkins Hunt, husband of Lucinda Kirk. (If Anna Kirk was living with Sarah Cabiness at the time of her death, it is possible that she is buried in the Cabiness cemetery.)

1832 before Thursday, Nov 8; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 2, 1832-1888: Georgia, Jones County: Four months after date, application will be made to the Inferior Court, of said county, when sitting for Ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the property of Stephen Kirk, late of said county, deceased. (Signed) William Kirk, Adm. - (Source: UR)

1832 Four months after date (Oct. 25, 1832) application will be made to the Inferior Court, Jones County, when sitting for Ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the property of Stephen Kirk, late of said county, deceased. William Kirk and Wilkins Hunt admrs.

1833 Tuesday, Mar 21; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 2, 1832-1888: Georgia, Jones County: All those indebted to the estate of Ann Kirk, late of said county, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make immediate payment or present their notes for payment.  (Signed) Wilkins Hunt, Adm. - (Source: UR)

1833 Tuesday, Mar 21; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 2, 1832-1888: Georgia, Jones County: Four months after date, application will be made to the Inferior Court, of said county, when sitting for Ordinary Purposes, for leave to sell the property of Ann Kirk, late of said county, deceased. (Signed) Wilkins Hunt, Adm. - (Source: UR)

1833 Wednesday, Aug 28; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 2, 1832-1888: Georgia, Jones County: William Kirk files his petition for letters of administration from the estate of Stephen Kirk, late of said county, deceased.  (Signed) Charles Macarthy, C.C.O. - (Source: SR)

1833 Wednesday, Nov 6; Georgia Newspaper Clippings Jones County Extracts, Volume 2, 1832-1888: Georgia, Jones County: Four months after date, application will be made to the Inferior Court, of said county, when sitting for Ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the property of Ann Kirk, late of said county, deceased. (Signed) W. Hunt, Adm. - (Source: UR)

1834 William Kirk and Jerimiah Hallum appointed guardians of orphans of Levi Kirk 7 July 1834 in Harris County, Georgia.

1834 Abraham Wommack (father of Anna Kirk) died, on the 10th day of April, 1834, at his residence in the county of Monroe, in the 91st year of his age. In the Revolution he was a brave, active and useful soldier. This worthy man through a long life possessed in a high degree the respect and confidence of society and was for many years before his death, and exemplary member of the Baptist Church. (Baldwin Co. Ga. Newspaper Clippings, p. 90).  Abraham Wommack must have been born around 1743 if he was 91 years old in 1834.

1836 Died at Milledgeville of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Lucinda Hunt (Lucinda Kirk) consort of Wilkins Hunt, Esq. In her 29th year. Macon (Ga) Telegraph, Jan 21, 1836.

1837 Stephen and Levi Kirk, minors of Levi Kirk dec’d in aforesaid county with William Kirk, guardian for the year 1837 to amount for Stephen Kirk, $10.00 the amount for said minor boys—6th day of -----, 1838. Harris County (Ga.) Court of the Ordinary.

1840 Legal Notice. Will be sold before the Court House door in said county (Harris) on the first Tuesday June next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Levi Kirk, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of heirs and creditors of said estate. William Kirk, Admr.

1841 William Kirk, guardian for Stephen and Levi, minors, reimburses Wm. E. Mulling for bringing the boys from Alabama to Georgia.

1841-1852 Stephen and Levi remain under the guardianship of William Kirk. William pays their board, buys their clothes, books, and pays their tuition.

1848 The last will and testament of Sarah Kirk Cabiness is recorded March 16th, 1848.

1852 Macon County, Alabama. Rec’d April 24, 1852 of William Kirk, Guardian for Stephen and Levi Kirk Minors of Levi Kirk, deceased, the sum of seven hundred fifty dollars in full of all the money and property that the said William Kirk is indebted to Levi Kirk as guardian. Signed, Levi L. Kirk.

1853 Montgomery County, Alabama. Received of William Kirk, my Guardian, $650.00 in full of all moneys land and other effects that he had in his hand to hold as my lawful guardian and hereby discharge him from all liability as such guardian from this date, March 29, 1853. Signed Stephen Kirk.

1853 An Inventory and appraisement of the property of John W. Doggett deceased as exhibited to us by Mary A. Doggett administratrix of the estate of said deceased 30th March 1853.  Pages 607-608 Book 4 1850-1853 State of Alabama, Macon County.

1854 Levi Lewis Kirk marries Elizabeth Doggett in Macon County, Georgia, March 23, 1854.

1855 Deposition of Daniel Patterson concerning the heirs of John W. Doggett deceased that the lands cannot be equally or beneficially divided among the heirs at law except by sale sworn January 5th, 1855.

1855 Depositions of Marlin M. Zachary and Daniel Patterson at Notasulga Macon County Alabama concerning the heirs of John W. Doggett deceased.

1855 Levi L. Kirk and Mary E. Kirk file application in Probate Court for an order of distribution of the Estate of John W. Doggett deceased to be held in Probate Court on 2nd Monday in September 1855, signed this day 23 August 1855.

1855 An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John W. Doggett deceased as exhibited to us by Mary A. Doggett administratrix of said estate giving 1/7th part of said personal estate amounting to $1299.91 and two slaves: Charles valued at $950.00 and Creasy valued at $550.00 on December 14th, 1855.

1856 Petition that letter of administration was granted to Marlin M. Zachary to sell perishable property of estate of John W. Doggett deceased belonging to former administratix Mary A. Doggett, who departed this life on the 26th November 1856, for the purpose of paying off and satisfying the indebtedness of said estate. State of Alabama, Macon County.

1857 Deposition of the witness Edmond Lyons and Thomas J. Lyons between plaintiff Marline M. Zachary, administrator of the estate of Mary A. Doggett deceased and the heirs of Mary A. Doggett deceased are defendants. Probate Court Macon County, Alabama.

1860 Edmond Lyon petitions to Probate Court of Sevier County, in the state of Arkansas that he was appointed guardian of Naomi F.; Eugene F.; John R.; George W.; Asa E.; and Ann E. Doggett by the probate court of the County of Macon in the State of Alabama sometime in November or December A.D. 1857. and made final settlement with Asa E. Doggett upon his arriving at the age of twenty one years, and Ann E. now the wife of John Neal on 21st day of February 1860 paid to them $1711.37 in full of her estate.

1862 Levi L. Kirk and Mary E. Kirk for the sum of $1600.00 bargain, sell and deliver a slave named Charles 17 years of age to James H. Wilson in the County of Sevier and State of Arkansas.