Andrew Jackson Kirksey was born May 29, 1815, in North Carolina and died October 1862, in Terrell County, Georgia. He was the son of Elisha Smith Kirksey and Patience Harris. On December 11, 1838, he married Elizabeth Hendrick in Georgia. Elizabeth was born November 16, 1817, in Georgia and died September 24, 1872 in Marion County, Georgia.
A. Sarah Matilda Kirksey, born June 15, 1840. She was never married.
Buried in Oakview Cemetery, Albany, Georgia.
B. Martha Arabella Kirksey, born January 22, 1842. She was married to Henry B. Adams on
March 1, 1866, in Terrell County, Ga.
C. Turner Harris Kirksey, born March 4, 1844, and was married to Martha Emma Embry on
December 19, 1872, Terrell County, Ga. He died November 5, 1910, in Albany, Ga.,
and is buried there in Oakview Cemetery.
D. Missouri Jane Kirksey, born November 28, 1847, and died November 21, 1932, Burnet
County, Texas. On November 29, 1874, Terrell County, Georgia, (the license has both 1874
and 1875 on it), she married Jordan Everett and reared the surviving children of his first
marriage and seven of their own. This family migrated to Burnet County from Colorado
County, Texas, in 1884 and settled in the Bethel area. Their children, all born in Texas were:
1. Jordan Franklin Everett, born June 3, 1876, he married Carrie Lee Newton and they
were the parents of Rebecca, Lila Faye, Jordan Henry, and Marshal Lee Everett.
Jordan and Carrie are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Texas.
2. Henry Joseph Everett , born January 3, 1878, Colorado County, Texas, and died
January 2, 1951, in Burnet County, Texas. Henry married Susan Gibson (Susie)
Mallett on October 12, 1910, in Burnet County and they had William Henry who
married Myrtle Mae Partridge; Elizabeth (Betty) who married Ben Alexander;
Annie Belle who married Troy Reavis; and Robert Mallett Everett. Henry and Susie
Everett are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.
3. Robert Owen Everett, born October 26, 1879, Colorado County, and died September
30, 1968, Stillwater, Okla. Robert O. married Alice Ara Jones on April 3, 1904, in
Burnet County, Texas, and they had Acsha, Olin Cecil, Bernese, Robert Courtney,
Alan Weldon, Orville Winfield, Justin Jones, and Myrtle Everett. Robert and Alice
are buried in the Starr Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas.
4. Lizzie May Everett was born July 10, 1883, Colorado County, Texas, and died
February 20, 1926, Runnels County, Texas, of pneumonia. She married Samuel Lee
(Sam) Farquhar on May 29, 1911, in McCulloch County, Texas, and they were the
parents of Cecil Edward and Francis Lee Farquhar. Cecil married Geneva Gladys
(Neva) Barrett of Lake Victor and they had Lanelle, Kay Francis, Paula Lynn,
Neal Edward and Donna Lee Farquhar. Francis married Ruby Ethel Davis and had
Rosemary Farquhar. Lizzie, Sam and Lanelle Farquhar are all buried in the Bethel
Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.
5. Annie Eleanor Everett was born May 17, 1885, Burnet County, Texas, and died June
28, 1970, Burnet County. On January 11, 1920, she married John Walter Hays in
Burnet County and they had Elsa Floreine, who married Lindsey Ralph Clark;
Eleanor Merle, who married Guy Robert Spinosa; Everett Newton, and Margaret
Jane, who married George McMahan. Annie and John Walter Hays are buried in the
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.
6. Leonard Barnard Everett, born April 28, 1888, Burnet County, Texas, and died July
28, 1975, Tarrant County, Texas. On November 5, 1911, he married Lula Alyce
Carson in Burnet County, Texas, and they were the parents of Carson Harold,
Leonard Barnard, Jr., Jane Asenith (Janith), and Alice Louise. There may have been
another, an infant who did not survive. Leonard is buried in Tarrant County, Texas.
7. Cecil Atwood Everett, born May 21, 1890, Burnet County, Texas, and died August
2, 1965, Bell County, Texas. He married Cecil Lillian Shelton, known as Ditto, on
May 25, 1931, in Guadalupe County, Texas, and they were the parents of Cora
Jane, Charles (Charlie) Shelton, Robert Atwood, and Bernice Elaine Everett. Cecil
A. Everett is buried in the East Side Cemetery, Stephenville,, Texas.
E. Franklin Pierce Kirksey, born September 28, 1849, and died March 31, 1918, Burnet
County, Texas. On December 14, 1887, he was married to Mary Emma Whitener Elder,
the widow of Charles Elder. Mary had five children by Mr. Elder; Nettie Jane,
Birdella, Mary Jane, Emry Elizabeth and Charlie Edward Elder. Franklin and Mary had
five more children of their own; Katie Lee, who married Carl Jones Fariss; Ellen Frances,
who married Anderson Nicks Watkins and Anson Jones Hahn, Sr.; Eunice Priscilla, who
married James Reuben Robbins; Joseph Warren who married Fannie Elizabeth Berry;
and Mary Eva Kirksey who married Robert Roley Williams. Franklin Pierce and Mary
Emma Kirksey are both buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas. Her first
husband, Charles Elder, is also buried there.
F. Joseph Warren Kirksey, born March 1852, and died November 14, 1893, Hardin County,
Texas. GALVESTON DAILY NEWS , November 15, 1893…Three Instantly Killed and
Six Seriously Wounded…Beaumont, Tex…A terrific boiler explosion occurred this morning
at 10:30 o’clock at the saw mill of the Hooks Lumber Company at Hook’s Switch….The list
of the dead is as follows…J. W. Kirksey, engineer…Joseph was married to Mollie O’Keefe
on June 1, 1893, Hardin County. There were no children.
G. Mary Elizabeth Jackson Kirksey, born March 15, 1856, and died November 15, 1887
(1888 on cemetery marker), Burnet County, Texas. She married David Williamson
Neal in Colorado County, Texas, and they had known children James E. and Estelle Neal.
Mary Elizabeth is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas, as Mrs. M. E.