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Re: John W. McGirk married Sarah Gentry
Posted by: Audrey Jones (ID *****0217) Date: August 15, 2002 at 18:05:51
In Reply to: Re: John W. McGirk married Sarah Gentry by Martha Lambert of 28

Hi, how did you know about these mcgirks.. IN Ireland they had family near County Cork..

Here is what i have on Andrew who began in Aberdun Scotland. He was part of the Highland Regiment and went to Connaught Ireland to serve his country until his regiment disbanned. He then returned to Aberdun to retrieve his wife and three sons and returned to Ireland. there he stayed about 20 years, He then came to America landing in New York then went south to Virginia. He came here with five sons and four daughters. One son Stephen went to Pa. and had sons James and John..

John Webster McGirk went south to Virginia then Tennessee.. There he died and raised a family with his wife Catherine Whitmore. He married Sarah Gentry Randolph about 1798 he had no children with her.

Most of his sons moved on blazing the new territory.. Most of them were pioneers of the state of MIssouri.. Isaac Carlock McGirk, a lawyer in St.Louis MO. died young in 1826.

John Webster McGirk Jr. was a lawyer and Judge in and near Howard Co. Mo.. he married Mary Alexander. he died in 1865 together they had nine children..

Mathias McGirk the first chief justice for the state of Missouri. He married Elizabeth Talbott and had one child.. But he was to raise my ggggrandmother Priscilla McGirk after the death of her parents. He lived in MOntgomery Co. MO.

Andrew Stephen McGirk was a state representative for Howard Co. MO. He too was a lawyer.

George Isaac McGirk was my ancestor he died in 1826. Leaving a wife and two small children. A son and a daugther..

Catherine McGirk Blackburn stayed in Tennessee

Elizabeth McGirk Blackburn stayed in Tennessee

Mary McGirk Scott stayed in Tennessee

Margaret McGirk Blackburn stayed in tennessee

i have more if anyone is interested..Including Randolph history..
and Blackburn history..

John Webster McGirk Sr.'s sons carried on the tradition of true Scot-Irish men, of blazing the new frontier and moved to missouri where they helped to mold and create a new state and developed laws to govern it by...


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