Biography - T Kirkland

T. C. KIRKLAND, tanner, Walshville, was born in St. Louis County, Mo., July 26, 1823; son of Isaac and Melinda (MANN) KIRKLAND, he born in Mercer County, Ky., December 25, 1796, a tanner by trade, and afterward a farmer, and died in Litchfield, Montgomery County, April 5, 1881; she, also a native of Mercer County, Ky., born November 16, 1799, and died in Jersey County, Ill., October 7, 1853. Our subject, the third of a family of four children, received a fair education in Jersey County, Ill., and began life as a farmer. In 1865, he moved to his present place, which is one of the finest farms in Montgomery County. He is a prominent member of the community, and has held the offices of Supervisor, School Director and Trustee for a number of years. In Jersey County, February 18, 1847, he married Edith IRWIN, born in Iredell County, N. C., March 1, 1823, daughter of Abijah and Elizabeth (EATON) IRWIN, he born in North Carolina February 1, 1791, and died May 15, 1863; she, also a native of North Carolina, born January 27, 1791, and died September 8, 1827. Mr. and Mrs. KIRKLAND are the parents of five children - Matilda Ellen, Sarah Elizabeth, Ann Eliza, John Harden and Mary Melinda. He is a Methodist, a supporter of the Republican party, and a member of the A., F. & A. M.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 192.

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