I am Ron (Ronald David) Kirby. My father was George Jackson Kirby 1916-1986 from Lenoir. My grandfather, Albert Kirby was murdered by a John Coffee when my dad was 8 months old. Albert's dad was Doctor Bailey Kirby. From what I understand,Doc's dad was Jackson Kirby and his mom was Martha ? who took two children with her when she married a Mr. Day. According to my cousin, Lois Kirby Alton of Lenior, Hawkins Kirby was the father of Jackson. I have not verified that but Lois is pretty good at this stuff. I believe Jackson must have died during his marriage to Martha. I remember going to the Day's house in Lenior when I was small. I don't remember any of the people but my mom, Carolyn Witherspoon Kirby 1920- probably will.
My dad lived with his Uncle Joe and worked on his dairy for awhile. Steele was dad's cousin. I will be happy to share any information with you. I have two brothers and we all have children and grandchildren. thanks