I'm seeking descendants of Robert Phares Kirby (b. 1812, OH) and Tamson Currie/Gandy. I have found two similar, but slightly different stories about their marriage, both involving Robert marrying Tamson.
In the first, Robert ran off with a Tamson Gandy, who deserted her husband, unnamed.
In the second, Robert married a Tamson Currie, whose husband, also unnamed, was killed in an attack on the wagon train in which they all were traveling between Kansas and Texas.
In both cases, Robert was given up for dead by the wife, Phebe, and children he left behind in Illinois.
I'd like to make contact with descendants of either of Robert's families, but most especially those descended from Tamson.