I have just started researching the Kirk family for a friend at work. Her 4th g-grandfather is Atlas Kirk (married Elizabeth Palmer), b. 1820. In the 1850 census, a Stephen Kirk, b. abt. 1791 (living with Stephen is Edith, age 20, Ezra, 28, Canell, 18, Jesse, 14, Kemble, 9)is two doors away from Atlas - Levi Kirk, b. 1816 lives between them - does anyone know if this Stephen is the s/o James who emigrated from Ireland?