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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 Matthew Douglas (1791-1845) and Nancy Ann King (1792-1861), the third of their ten known children.

Both of Kirby's parents were born in Washington Co., North Carolina (now Tennessee). They were married on May 29, 1812 in Jonesborough, Washington Co., Tennessee. Both died in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN and are buried in the Douglas Cemetery (#1) in Oswego, Campbell Co., TN.

Kirby's father, Mathew Douglas, 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 both died in Washington Co., TN. Kirby's grandfather, John Douglas (1764-1842), is thought to have fought in the Revolutionary War as a teenager.

Kirby's mother, Nancy Ann King, was the daughter of Kirby King (abt 1755-1795) and Uroth Murray (abt 1755-aft 1805). Apparently, Nancy named her son, Kirby King Douglas, after her father, Kirby King. Nancy Ann was a sister to Thomas Murray King (1790-1880), the patriarch of the King family in McCreary Co. KY, who moved his family to the Marsh Creek area of Whitley Co. (now McCreary Co.), KY about 1825-28. It is thought by some that Kirby's first given name was "William" as his mother's brother, Thomas Murray King, named his first son, William.

On April 13, 1841 Kirby married Sarah "Sally" Sharp (1819-1889). 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 old when they married in Campbell Co., TN on Apr. 13, 1841. They resided there until the mid-1840s when they moved to McCreary Co. (then Whitley Co.), KY and lived close to his uncle (mother's brother), Thomas Murray King. Kirby eventually built and operated a mill on Paunch Creek. Most likely, his family attended the nearby Otter Creek Baptist Church which was established about 1865.

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 near Revelo, McCreary Co. (then Whitley Co.), at the age of 70. She was buried in the Troxel Cemetery (aka Otter Creek Baptist Church Cemetery) near Revelo.

Kirby died on July 18, 1889, also in McCreary Co. (then Whitley Co.), at the age of 70, less that two months after the death of his wife. He too, was buried in the Troxel Cemetery, next to his wife, Sarah.

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)*
  Joab Hill 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 M Douglas (1828 - 1901)*
  King Hiram Douglas (1838 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Troxell Cemetery
McCreary County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Wayne & Diane King
Originally Created by: KChaffeeB
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
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Kirby King Douglas
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Kirby King Douglas
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Kirby King Douglas
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