Col William Kirker

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Col William Kirker

  • Birth 25 Jan 1791
  • Death 10 Feb 1857
  • Burial West Union, Adams County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 44685837

From the History of Adams County, Ohio, p. 577:

"William Kirker was born January 24, 1791, in the vicinity of Pittsburg, Penn., the son of Governor Thomas Kirker and Sarah Smith, his wife. He was the eldest son and child of a family of thirteen. He married Esther Williamson and died February 10, 1857. His father moved to Manchester in 1792 and lived there until 1794 when he located on the well known Kirker farm in Liberty Township. In the War of 1812, he was a First Lieutenant and after the war, he was made a Colonel of the Militia, which position he held until near the time of his death. He was County Commissioner in 1825 and again in 1832. He was made an elder in the Presbyterian Church at West Union in 1826, his father being an elder in the same church. He was a delegate to the Presbytery from his church from September 29, 1826, many times, until April 5, 1854. He was always courteous and kind to everyone and was noted for his philanthilthropy. Judge J. C. Coryell said of him that he was the most useful man in his community, and that the poor, the widow and the orphan lost their best friend when he died.

His wife, Esther Williamson, was born cn June 4, 1797, and died January 4, 1880. He had a large family of children whose descendants are scattered throughout the United States."


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  • Created by: Dave
  • Added: 22 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44685837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Kirker (25 Jan 1791–10 Feb 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44685837, citing Kirker Cemetery, West Union, Adams County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave (contributor 46499754) .