Descendants of
Andrew Jackson Kirksey

and Elizabeth Hendrick



Source: Kay Keele <jrkkee @ centex . net>, October 2009


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.
She is buried in the old Hendrick Cemetery near Buena Vista, and her marker is one of the few left that is still legible.  Although his actual burial site is not known, it is probable that Andrew J. Kirksey is also buried here in this cemetery which has long been neglected and the markers vandalized.  (Elizabeth Hendrick was the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Buckner Hendrick of Marion County, Georgia).
 
The known children of A. J. and Elizabeth Kirksey are as follows…all born in 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.
     Neal.

 

 

 

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