Biography of Vernon H. Kirk
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Kirk, Vernon H., Parishville, was born in Stockholm, February 13, 1849. His father was Oliver Kirk, son of Joseph, who was a son of Charles, the latter a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who fought in the Revolutionary War, and died in Charleston, Mass., aged fifty years. His wife, Abigail, died in New Hampshire in 1836 at the age of seventy six. Joseph was born in Weston, Vt., March 2, 1781. September 13, 1803, he married Susannah Tenney, born June 9, 1783, who died in Danby, Vt., in 1831. Joseph Kirk had six sons and four daughters. He was a major in the State militia, and served in the State Legislature. He died April 13, 1847, and his wife September 7 of the same year. Olivet Kirk was born July 3, 1815, in Weston, Vt., and married Sallie C. Harrington, by whom lie had two sons, our subject and O. R. Kirk, deceased, About 1854 Olivet moved to Pennsylvania, where his wife died February 6, 1857. In October, 1860, he married a second wife, Lucy A. Eastman, a native of Parishville, by whom he had one daughter, Lucinda S. Mr. Kirk was active in politics, and was one of the organizers of the Republican party. He died May 14, 1868. Vernon H. Kirk was a child when his parents moved to Pennsylvania. In 1859 he returned to Parishville, where lie has since followed farming, owning 111 acres of dairy land, January 1, 1873, he married Jennie L. Crouch, daughter of O. F. Crouch, and they have one adopted child, Jay Sanford. Mr. Kirk is independent in politics. He is a member of the First Congregational church of Parishville, and of P. of H. of Potsdam.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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