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Kirby King Douglas
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1819
Campbell County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1889
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA


Kirby King Douglas was born on April 2, 1819 in Campbell Co., Tennessee. He was the son of Mathew Douglas (1791-1845) and Nancy Ann King (1792-1861). Kirby was the third of their ten known children.

Both of Kirby's parents were born in Washington Co., North Carolina (now Tennessee) and both died in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN. They were married on May 29, 1812 in Jonesborough, Washington Co., Tennessee.

Kirby's father Mathew was the son of John Douglas (1764-1842) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Ford (1764-1815). Both John and Betsy were born in Surry Co., North Carolina and died in Washington Co., TN. John fought in the Revolutionary War.

Kirby's mother Nancy Ann King was the daughter of William Kirby King (mid 1700s-1795) and Ureth Murray (mid 1700s-aft 1805). Apparently, Nancy named her son Kirby King Douglas after her father William Kirby King. Nancy Ann was a sister to Thomas Murray King (1790-1880), the patriarch of the King family in Whitley Co./McCreary Co. KY, who had moved to Whitley County about 1830.

On April 13, 1841 Kirby married Sarah "Sally" Sharp. Sally, an old-time nickname for Sarah, was the daughter of Thomas P. Sharp (1773-1833) and Elizabeth Berry (1768-1865). Both of Sally's parents were born in Virginia and both died in Whitley Co., KY.

Kirby and Sarah were both 22 years when they married in Campbell Co., TN, They resided there until the mid-1840s when they moved to Whitley Co., KY. There Kirby eventually built and operated a mill on Paunch Creek.

Kirby and Sarah were married for 48 years and had ten known children. In order of their birth they were Nancy Jane Douglas (1842-1903), Mary Flemmon Douglas (1843-1821), Joab Hill Douglas (1845-1915), Elizabeth Douglas (1847-1930), George Washington Douglas (1849-aft 1870) Martha C. Douglas (1851-?), Emily Douglas (1852-1925), James M. Douglas (1855-bef 1870), Sarah Ann Douglas (1857-aft 1870) and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Douglas (1859-1906).

Kirby's wife Sarah died on May 28, 1889 in or near Revelo, Whitley Co. (now McCreary Co.), KY at the age of 70. She was buried in the Troxel Cemetery near Revelo.

Kirby died less that two months later on July 18, 1889. He too, was 70 years of age, died near Revelo and was buried in the Troxel Cemetery.


Family links: 
  Matthew Douglas (1790 - 1845)
  Nancy Ann King Douglas (1791 - 1861)
  Sarah Sharp Douglas (1819 - 1889)
  Nancy J Douglas Troxell (1842 - 1903)*
  Mary Flemmon Douglas Boyatt (1843 - 1921)*
  J. H Douglas (1845 - 1915)*
  Emily Douglas Anderson (1852 - 1925)*
  Eliza Douglas Daugherty (1859 - 1906)*
  Kirby King Douglas (1819 - 1889)
  William Aaron Douglas (1821 - 1900)*
  Sterling C Douglas (1824 - 1899)*
  Thomas Douglas (1828 - 1901)*
  King Hiram Douglas (1838 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Troxell Cemetery
McCreary County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Wayne & Diane King
Originally Created by: KBrownst
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57570477
Kirby King Douglas
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Kirby King Douglas
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Kirby King Douglas
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
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