Delilah, Absalom, Thomas SC AL GA

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Posted by Va on June 22, 2003 at 17:58:45:

234. Delilah Eidson-9E18 (Edward , Edward , Edward , Edward ) was born in 1794 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina. She died in 1874 in Marshall County, Alabama.

DELILAH EIDSON-HITSON, the dau. of Edward and Delilah Watson, was b. c 1794 in Edgefield Co., SC. At the time of her father's death in 1809, she had already m. 1) ABSOLEM SHIRLEY in Edgefield. Nothing is known of this marriage, not the time of Absolem's death, nor of any issue from the marriage. The name Absolem seems to have been a family name in the Shirley family and another (?) Absolem Shirley is mentioned in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (1) as an heir to the estate of Bathsheba McGehee of Madison Co., VA, in a will recorded 10 Dec 1838, but recorded in Louisa Co. (2) No relationship to this family has been established. Absolem was apparently a good deal older than Delilah because he had leased 250 a. of land from Wm. Doby c 1785-90 in Edgefield Co. (3) The Absolem Shirley mentioned in the will of Bathsheba was her brother and had left three children: Alphand, Sarah, and Elizabeth J. No residence was given.

As the widow Shirley, Delilah m. 2) RUEBEN KIRKLAND, b. in Edgefield Co., SC, c 1800. They were probably m. in Bibb Co., GA. (4) This marriage is found in The Compendium of American Genealog and indexed Hitson. Rueben was the son of Rueben, Sr., b. c 1761, and Mary Clark Kirkland. Rueben, Sr., d. c 1840. The family was said to have moved to DeKalb Co., AL, but in 1850 Delilah Kirkland, a widow, was in Marshall Co., AL. Her youngest child was 6 and had been born in GA, so the family had moved from GA to AL between 1844 and 1850. A son, Bird Jackson, remembered that they lived in Groveoak, AL, which is in De Kalb Co., so the family moved there after 1850, and that was where Delilah died--date unk.

(1) Maagazine of VA Genealogy Vol. 27, No.1.
(2) Louisa Co, VA, Will Bk. 10, p. 126.
(3) Edgefield County, South Carolina, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1795 compiled by Brent Holcomb, p. 69.
(4) Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. VI, p. 52.

Delilah married (1) Absolem Shirley before 1810. Absolem died about 1817.

They had the following children:

+ 774 M i Thomas Jefferson Shirley

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