Biography of Martin Lirkbridge
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Martin Kirkbride, retired, is a veteran of the Civil War and a reliable and highly esteemed citizen of Columbiana County. He was born in Monroe County, Ohio, May 24, 1846, and is the son of Daniel and Eva (Eddy) Kirkbride.

Daniel Kirkbride was among the first settlers of Monroe County, Ohio. He was born in Ohio in 1804 and his wife was born in 1810. They had six children, as follows: Mary Jane, married John Barnes, both deceased; Emily, married George Wright, both deceased; George, deceased; Martin, the subject of this sketch; Isaac W., lives at Calcutta, Ohio; and Hannah, deceased. Mr. Kirkbride died in 1851 and his wife died in 1866.

Martin Kirkbride spent his boyhood in Morgan County and attended school in a log house. He learned the carpenter trade at an early age and after several years removed to Monroe County, where he engaged in milling and coal mining. He spent some time in West Virginia and since 1920 has lived in Columbiana County, near Salineville.

On Nov. 22, 1866, Mr. Kirkbride was united in marriage with Miss Emeline Little, of Monroe County, Ohio, born April 17, 1887, the daughter of Albert and Abigail (Daily) Little, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Little, deceased, had four children: Mrs. Kirkbride, who died April 27, 1887; Henry, George and Nathan, all deceased. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kirkbride, as follows: Leander, lives at Hylandtown, Columbiana County; Eva, married William Tice, lives in Jefferson County, Ohio; Zora, lives in Columbiana County; George, deceased; Herbert C., lives near Houston, Texas; Albert, lives in Jefferson County, Ohio; Albina, lives at Martinsville, W. Va.; and two children died in infancy.

Mr. Kirkbride holds membership in the Christian Church. He is an independent voter and is identified with the Grand Army of the Republic.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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