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Surname: KIRBY, SEDWICK, MAYO, APPLEGATE
H. B. Kirby has been identified with Wayne County for over twenty years,
his residence being on section 5, Washington Township. He is a native of
Monroe County, Indiana, the date of his birth being December 11, 1829,
a son of Archibald and Mary Ann (Sedwick) Kirby, his father being born
in Halifax County, Virginia, and his mother a native of Calvert County,
Maryland. To his parents were born eight children - Eloise, H. B. (our
subject), Rebecca, John, Joel A., James M., Letitia and Edward. H. B. Kirby
was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools of his native
county, where he remained till nineteen years of age. In the spring of
1847 he went with his father's family to Edgar County, Illinois, where
he made his home till the year 1865. He then came to Wayne County, Iowa,
locating on the land in Washington Township where he has since resided.
His farm contains 207 acres of improved land under excellent cultivation.
His fine two-story residence, which was erected in 1882, is one of the
best in the township, built in modern style, and well furnished throughout.
He has a good barn and other farm buildings for his stock. Mr. Kirby was
united in marriage in October, 1855, to Judith A. Mayo, a daughter of John
and Elizabeth (Applegate) Mayo. To this union have been born seven children
- John, Laura, Henry F., George, Letitia, Sedwick and Mayo. Mr. and Mrs.
Kirby have been worthy and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal
church for over thirty years. He takes an active interest in the growth
and advancement of his township, and in the cause of education. He has
held the office of township trustee, and has served as school director.
In politics he casts his suffrage with the Republican party.
Biographical and Historical
Record of Wayne and
Appanoose Counties Iowa
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