Matthew KIRK

Male 1760 - 1839  (79 years)


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  • Name Matthew KIRK 
    Born 1760  Antrim Co. Ballymoney Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6B5088E3E49E4419B4ED7455831EF930395E 
    Died 2 Jun 1839  Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Shiloh Cemetery, Lancaster, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Math Kirk
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Lancaster, South Carolina

      1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Matthew Kirk
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Lancaster District, South Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
      Number of Household Members: 10

      1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Mathew Kirk
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Lancaster, South Carolina
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 3
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total Slaves: 2
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 11

      1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Matthew Kirk
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 3
      Total Slaves: 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
    • MEMOIRS

      W. R. Kirk Journal, 1866.

      He emigrated to America in 1773 when he was thirteen years old: He was the youngest of the four sons of James Kirk. He came through the port of Charles Town, SC as it was known in those days. Most likely were members of the Rev. William Martin's group of Seceders. These brothers arrived with the group of protestant settlers brought over by the Rev. William Martin, probably on the Lord Dunluce. They landed in Charles' Town (Charleston), the winter of 1772-3. There is no passenger list but there is a record of persons receiving land grants from the Colonial Council. John was the only one old enough to receive land in his own name.

      According to the book, "Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772 (Rev. William Martin and his five Shiploads of Settlers)" John Kirk's [probably Matthew's older brother] land grant of 100 acres is recorded in Platt Folder 1040; 11 Dec. 1772; in Colleton Co., on the northwest fork of Long Cane Creek; bordering John Tynes, Andrew McAlaster, John Hunt, as vacant land; surveyed 25 March 1773, probably in Abbeville County, S.C. The warrants for the land were prepared on Dec. 11, but not issued, and were held until the arrival of Rev. Martin. John Kirk declared himself a "poor Protestant" unable to pay the 5 pounds filing fee for the land. The land was thus, given free.

      Since the land was assigned to John on 11 Dec. 1772, he probably arrived on the ship, 'James and Mary' on October 22, 1772. Because of smallpox on board the ship, they had to lay in quarantine off Sullivan's Island for 6 weeks. This would put him ashore in the first week of December. His land warrant was assigned on 11 Dec. The December 1, 1772 issue of the Council Journal (Charleston) notes the arrival of immigrants from Ireland, and although no ship was mentioned, it was the James and Mary by all accounts. All other Irish immigrants having been accounted for at that time. The other ships arrived after Dec. 11: The Pennsylvania Farmer on Dec. 19 - Belfast; the Lord Dunluce (with Rev. Martin) on Dec. 20 - Larne; the Hopewell on Dec. 22 - Belfast; and the Free Mason on Dec. 22 - Newry. The James and Mary sailed from Larne on Aug. 25, 1772.

      It is possible the family was originally from the Dumfriesshire or Ayrshire areas of lowland Scotland. [1]
    Person ID I7444  Master File
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2019 

    Father James KIRK,   b. 1720, Ballymoney, Antrim Co. Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Antrim Co. Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace JOHNSON,   b. 1769, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1787 
    Children 
     1. Mary KIRK,   b. 14 Aug 1788, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1852, Sumter Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. William KIRK,   b. 14 May 1790, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1858, Pickens Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Rebecca KIRK,   b. 1792, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Marion Co GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. James Johnston KIRK, Sr.,   b. 10 May 1794, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1867, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Robert Nathaniel (Robin) KIRK,   b. 30 Apr 1798, Lancaster Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1867, Pickens Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Agnes KIRK,   b. 1803, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Grace KIRK,   b. 13 Oct 1802, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1880, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Matthew Biggart KIRK,   b. 18 Feb 1812, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1852, Lancaster Co. SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F5091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S132] W. R. Kirk's Journal 1866.