Elida Tirey

Elida Tirey

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Elida F. Tirey
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I am an "Army Brat" daughter of Noel Jackson Tirey and Demetria (Hernandez) Tirey, and was born and partially raised in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky. My daddy, Noel served two tours of duty in Korea and three in Vietnam.

While we were living in Okinawa, Naha base, my mother was killed. Soon after, my father moved my older sister and I to Madisonville to be raised by my dear grandmother Inez (Slaton) Tirey Wilson, while my father continued to serve in the Army (Vietnam).

I'm a professional engineer, graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) with degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. I continued my education at the University of Miami (FL) and later Defense System Management College (DSMC) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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My great grandmother Dellar (Adams) Tirey, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Curneal) Adams, was born in 1883 in Kentucky. She married my great grandfather Andrew Jackson Tirey about 1901. Her parents (my 2nd GGP) were Samuel J Adams and Elizabeth "Bettie" Ann Curneal.
My 3GGM, Amanda Elizabeth Allen (1843-1912) of Hopkins County, KY, was the daughter of James Allen and Mildred Kimbrough of the Carolinas.
My 2GGM Eugenia (Cunningham) Furlow, born and died in Hopkins County, KY (1862 - 1889), was the daughter of Thomas H.B. Cunningham (1840 - 1912) and Amanda Elizabeth (Allen) Cunningham (1843 - 1912).
My great grandmother, Viola (Furlow) Slaton was the daughter of John Richard Lanore Furlow and Eugenie (Cunningham) Furlow. She married my great grandfather John William "Bill" Slaton in 1912,
My 3rd GGM, Sarah Elizabeth Graddy (1829 -1906) married 3GGF James Oliver Perry Slaten (1837 - 1900). Sarah was the daughter of Henry Greek Graddy and Hester Whitfield.
4th GGM Mildred J Kimbrough, daughter of Goldman Kimbrough & Mary Allen, married 4th GGF James L Allen.
My 5th GGM Hannah Loving (1768-1855), daughter of Gabriel Loving and Clary Bond, married 5th GGF James Allen (1771-1838),
My 3rd great grandmother Sarah Jane McCulley, daughter of Isaac McCulley and Rebecca Scott, married my 3rd great grandfather Jonathan jackson Wilkey in 1843,
My 2nd great grandmother Dona Elizabeth (Page) Slaten, was the daughter of John Francis Page (1844–1922) and Martha Elizabeth Bailey (1845–1870). Her paternal grandfather (my 4th GGF) was John Francis Page of Virginia, who married Lucinda B. Clark (my 4th GGM). Her maternal grandfather (my 4th GGF) was James D Bailey and grandmother Zilpha Graddy (1815 - 1880) was my 4th GGM.
5th GGM Sarah Rebecca Poage, daughter of Robert Poage and Jean Wallace, married 5th GGM Nathan Scott.
My 4th GGM Rebecca Scott married 4th GGF Issac McCulley on 16 November 1818 in Botetourt, Virginia.
2GGF Joesph Tirey married Manda Jane Sisk, daughter of Robert Barney Sisk and Mary Frances "Polly" McCulley.
My grandmother, Inez (Slaton) Tirey Wilson, was the daughter of John William "Bill" Slaton and Viola Furlow. Family name Slaton, Slaten, Slayton, Slayden. My 7th GGP: Arthur and Rachel Slayden of Virginia.
My 2nd great grandfather Joseph Tirey, son of Andrew Tirey and Sarah (Wilkey) Tirey was born in Fulton, KY. He lived in Obion Tennesses and Hopkins County, KY.
GGG grandfathers and uncles served on Union and CSA.
Kentucky, Illionois and elsewhere
Wilkey and Wilkie Family. My 4th GGF Vincent Wilkey married 4th GGM Mary Dockery. Their son Jonathan Jackson Wilkey (3rd GGF) married Sarah Jane McCulley, daughter of Isaac McCulley and Rebecca (Scott) McCulley.
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"According to the records of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Hugh Kirkwood, Sr. was born circa 1745 in Ireland. He brought his family to America prior to the Revolutionary War."

Yes, I've seen that also. It is also noted that his wife, Agnes Bowie, was from Dumbarton, Scotland. Since Belfast, Ireland was across from Stranraer, Scotland, many people travelled back & forth between the two port cities. So there was confusion at some point where he was born. However, I've seen records of church baptism of some of the Kirkwood children in Belfast at St. Mary's Presbyterian Church, including this Hugh. I will update this profile with the correct information & this notation.

Thanks! JKH

Elizabeth Wilkie (1764-1855) is my 6th great aunt. Hubert Weldon Wilkey, my 1st cousin 3x removed, wrote two books documenting our Wilkie/Wilkey family. His first book, "The Jonathan Tree", written in 1970, concentrated on the family of Jonathan Jackson Wilkey (my 3rd great grandfather). I am listed by name with my family on page 93 of that book. By the way, like Hubert I was born and raised in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

In 1976, cousin Hubert wrote his second book, "The Wilkie/Wilkey Family", which included the history of my 6th great grandparents, William Wilkie Sr and Elizabeth (Jobs) Wilkie, and their descendants, including my Tirey family.

By the way, Hubert assembled data for both books the old-fashioned way, by interviewing family members, family Bibles, documents, Federal Archive microfilms, letters, etc. There are several errors in such things as birth and marriage dates and places, but those are forgivable in light of the limited resources he had available to him during his work in the 1960's and early 1970'....way before the internet. I am in process of writing a book about my family which of course includes my Wilkie/Wilkey family.

I am not sure how Mr. Jerry Cox gathered his data, but I know my cousin Hubert and I have very specific information which shows our family surname as Wilkie/Wilkey.

posted by Elida Tirey
Didn't see this comment before today... I only get notification if your comment here is posted as a reply to one of mine.

Glad you have family books available. I'm not able to have many resources and library use is difficult in the Ozarks.

Jerry's my cousin and he networked with many other genealogies for many years starting with snail mail before e-mailing was available. Possibly there was some overlapping research between Hubert and Jerry. I haven't any access to his personal notes that source his material on the notes included in his GEDCOM but sources are cited within many narratives in Jerry's Notes.

I'm showing 9 Wikie into Wilkie merges required between the gedcoms of George Stradtman and Jerry Cox. Four are ready for me to merge (Isabel. Janet, Alexander and William) and 5 waiting to be put on trusted list: 2 managed by George (William and Elspeth) and 3 others managed by you (Sarah, Rebecca and George). If I have missed any, Let me know. I'd like to complete all the merges together as soon as possible.

It's easier for me to process merges in family groups. It avoids anything falling into cracks.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
I received your message about Elizabeth Wilke/Wilkie. I did more research on her and added a couple of sources. However, I was unable to find any birth/christening record using WILKIE as LNAB. Do you have any sources using WILKIE?
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
I haven't been on here for a while, but I need to do more work on my tree, especially now that my parents are both having health issues.
posted by Rebecca (Oaks) Mason
Thanks for the suggestions and if you haven't noticed, I have been using your format for profiles. So, thanks for that too.
posted by Nancy (Allen) Jones
I agree that they are the same person. All info confirmed with ancestry.com DNA match, census records and will records.
posted by CM Ashby
Hi =) Just thought I'd let you know we are 11th cousins thru the Bryans. My grandma was also a Scott too, so we might be related that way as well.
posted by Shan (Ward) Dawson
I agree sources on the Poage book would have solved all our problems! I would be happy if either birthday were confirmed with documentation. I am partial to May 1st as that is my birthday! If we could just find Isaac McCulley's bible!
Wow! Your profiles are great. i joined a few months ago and haven't really added anything. I'm related to various folks in KY.
posted by Nancy (Allen) Jones
Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans to understand what to do next.
posted by Robin Lee

Elida is 20 degrees from Mary Pickford, 22 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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