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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



Isaac William Bond

b. 19 December 1827, Virginia, to Joseph and Mary (Ashelman) Bond
d. 22 May 1915, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m. 9 October 1851, Knox County, Indiana
Hester “Hettie” McClure
b. 19 August 1835, Knox County, Indiana, to Vincent Scott and Sarah “Sally” (Bruce) McClure
d. 14 April 1901, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Children with Hester McClure:

  • Vincent Scott (b. ca. 1854) married Etta McConnell
  • Joseph Wolfe (b. ca. 1855) married Mattie Zumwalt
  • Louisa Elizabeth (b. ca. 1856) married Rufus Robertson
  • William Loretta (b. ca. 1859)
  • Allen Watson (b. ca. 1861) married Rachel Gross
  • Mary Ann “Mollie” (b. ca. 1863) married Charley Withrow
  • Emma Jane (b. ca. 1866) married William Wheeler
  • Eliza Catherine (b. ca. 1868) married Halvor Wheeler
  • Hetty Amanda (b. ca. 1870) married John Parker
  • Robert Bruce (b. ca. 1873) married Belle Gibson

Isaac came to Knox County, Indiana, in 1837. He and his family left for Oregon from Oaktown, Knox County, on 21 March 1853 with a wagon and ox team. Several relatives also were part of this wagon train. This group became lost and wandered around for two weeks before coming to a place they had been before. They were “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853,” which rescuers were sent out to find.

Most of the land used for the Eugene Maholn Sweet Airport originally belonged to the Bonds. Isaac was a charter member of Pleasant Hill Grange and Irving Grange. He was Deacon of the Christian Church for many years. He served on the school board for twenty years, and he was a member of the board of supervisors for roads for three terms.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL

Francis Marion Robertson

Francis Marion Robertson
b. 16 November 1822, Putnam County, Indiana
d. 29 November 1879, Ravenna, Mercer County, Missouri

m/1. 18 May 1849
Mary Ann Barnes
b. 24 May 1828
d. 28 August 1856

m/2. 14 April 1857, Putnam County, Indiana
Maria Louisa Osborn
b. 7 November 1840, Putnamville, Putnam County, Indiana to Jonathan Osborn and Mary Ann C MacDonald
d. 7 February 1894, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Mary Ann Barnes:

  • Eliza Ann (1850-1868)
  • Sarah Ann (1852-1870)

Children with Maria Louisa Osborn:

  • William Francis
  • Joseph “George” Washington
  • Mary Rosamond
  • James Rheudolphes
  • Alice Josephine
  • John “Shike” Marion

Francis resided at Mt. Merian, Putnam County, and in Hendricks County, Indiana. He emigrated from Indiana in 1870 to Ravenna, Mercer County, Missouri.

The Robertson family traveled to Putnam County, Missouri, in the fall of 1870 by covered wagon. Francis had tuberculosis and was sick all the way.

Submitted by:
Bonnie Bartlett
Springfield OR

Frances “Fanny” James

Frances “Fanny” James
b. 20 July 1833, Rush County, Indiana, to Elisha and Frances (Herndon) James, Sr.
d. 31 March 1925, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

m. 17 October 1850, Sangamon County, Illinois
Morris Turley Robertson
b. February 1829, near Cantrall, Sangamon County, Illinois
d. September 1905, Sangamon County, Illinois

Children with Morris Turley Robertson:

  • Francis (1852–1896)
  • Oscar (1856–1935)
  • Ida (1859–1937)
  • Fannie (1862–1953)
  • Morris Turley, Jr. (1864–1954)
  • Millison (b. 1867)
  • Maude (1871–1929)
  • Elizabeth (1874–1941)

Frances left Rush County, Indiana, with her mother after her father’s death in October 1841 and before the 1850 census. In Springfield, Illinois, Fanny would make deliveries for her mother, who was a seamstress. She also attended a private school directed by Professor Beaumont Park.

Just before her death at age 91, Fanny was still an energetic and active, petite little woman. Five years prior to her death, she visited her two sons in Mississippi, making the trip alone, handling her own luggage, and making the necessary arrangements and changes.

Fanny, who was a first cousin of William Henry Herndon, a law partner of Abraham Lincoln, witnessed the first burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln, William Henry Herndon, and Frances Herndon James, Fanny’s mother, are all buried.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL