One of the reasons Starrville caught my attention was that my grgrgdfa Richard Monroe Kirby [b 25 Jan 1858 - d. 27 Apr 1935] and his younger brother John Calvin Kirby came to Texas from Spartanburg area of SC about 1878 with the Garner family and several other families. They all settled in the Starrville - Friendship area.
On the 1880 census Richard Monroe Kirby, 22 was living with Ms. H. M. Byron and her son in Starrville. John Calvin Kirby, 17 was living with William and Sarah Garner closer to Friendship I believe. Richard married Annie Laura Garner and went on to become the School Master at Mt Carmel when it was a one room school. He later served as a Smith Co. Commissioner from that area. John moved to west Texas and operated a large ranch.
I have numerous relatives buried at Starrville, Friendship, Barber, and Harris Creek so am always interested in any other family who may have lived in and around the Starrville area. Evidently the Speers and Yarbroughs were two of those families.
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