Daniel Kirk

Daniel Kirk
birth: 1 Oct 1828 at Shelby Co., IN to William Henry Kirk and Elizabeth Depew
death: 11 Oct 1901, Morgan Co., IN
burial: Shultz Cemetery, Martinsville, Jefferson Twp., Morgan Co., IN

marriage: 7 Dec 1851, Morgan Co., IN
Martha Ellen Dow
birth: 9 Sep 1835 at Clark Co., IN to Nathan Dow and Matilda Robertson
death: 27 Apr 1891, Morgan Co., IN
burial: Shultz Cemetery, Martinsville, Jefferson Twp., Morgan Co., IN

Children of Daniel Kirk and Martha Ellen Dow:

  • Ella May Kirk, b. 27 Nov 1852, d. 5 Jan 1924, m. 18 Sep 1870 to Uriah Madison Hinson
  • William H Kirk, b. 20 Aug 1854, d. 15 Jul 1855
  • Charles Hamiller Kirk, b. 27 Feb 1856, d. 20 Aug 1938 at Westminster, CA, m. 3 Aug 1876 to Lucina “Sina” Garrison
  • Harvey Alexander Kirk, b. 27 Sep 1857, d. 24 Dec 1934, m. 18 Apr 1878 to Margaret Isabella Johnston
  • Mary Elizabeth Kirk, b. 13 Apr 1860, d. 1 May 1950, m. 18 Apr 1878 to John Wesley Dailey Sr
  • Benjamin Robertson Kirk, b. 5 Mar 1862, d, 17 Jul 1865
  • Susan Matilda Kirk, b. 7 Oct 1864, d. 20 Jul 1865
  • James Edward Kirk, b. 15 Jul 1867, d. 27 Jul 1926, m. (1) 20 Mar 1888 to Tura Belle Hinson, (2) 29 Oct 1891 to Abby Ellen Green
  • Daniel Perry Kirk, b. 13 Nov 1868, d. 26 Oct 1937, m. 4 Jan 1890 to Eva Lea Wooden
  • Nathan Franklin Kirk, b. 12 Jul 1871, d. 24 mar 1912, m. 18 Oct 1893 to Emma Mae Hinson
  • Martha Jane Kirk, b. 10 Jul 1872, d. 19 Oct 1881
  • Benjamin Allen Kirk, b. 16 Apr 1874, d. 8 Sep 1942, m. 15 Feb 1905 to Rebecca Hinson
  • Maggie Rosetta Kirk, b. 27 Sep 1879, d. 14 Nov 1881

Daniel Kirk Lived In:

Born in Shelby County, Daniel Kirk spent his entire life in the state of Indiana. After his mother died 4 July 1835, his father remarried, 17 February 1836, to Susan R Sloan. The family moved to Morgan County sometime between the remarriage and 1840. Most of Daniel’s life was spent in Jefferson Township, Morgan County. Before 1900, he’d removed to East Highland Street in Martinsville, Washington Twp., in Morgan. A widowered farmer, the 1900 census records he had zero days unemployed.

Other Information:

Daniel Kirk was a prosperous Jefferson Township farmer, working 220 acres that father-in-law Nathan Dow had originally acquired as a 240 acre parcel in two deeds dated 6 September 1836. The Kirks purchased the farm in 1855 and 1856 from Martha’s brother, David Dow, who had obtained it from his siblings following Nathan Dow’s death. The 1870 U.S. census lists Daniel’s real estate valued at $6000 and his personal property at $5000. The farm was honored as a Hoosier Homestead Farm in 1979 and still belongs to a descendant.

The Kirks were devout Christians, belonging to the Lamb’s Creek Christian Church, where Daniel was a leader. With the exception of Charles, who removed to California, all of the Kirk children lived their entire lives in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Patricia Marsh Dow
Email: pdow@aol.com

 

 

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