First, I want to thank you all for posting the Kiracofe information on this message board. Sometimes I find that people ask other to e-mail them privately, which is alright but does not get the information out there to others.
Second; I am doing the family tree of a friend of mine from our church. She knew I was "addicted" to genealogy and when we compared notes found that we both had family from Virginia, (we live in Trumbull County, Ohio now).
This is how her family tree goes back to the Kiracofes in Augusta County, Virginia.
parents: Arthur Perkins m. Dorothy McGowan
grandparents: Arthur Perkins Sr. m. Jeanette Andrews
gr-grandparents: James Henry Andrews m. Julia O'Brien
gr-gr-grandparents: John Henry Andrews m. Josephine McCall
gr-gr-gr-grandparents: Henry Andrews m. Mary Kiracofe
gr-gr-gr-gr-grandparents: George Kiracofe m. Jane Woodell
gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandparents: Johann Friedrich Kiracofe m. Barbara Koontz
As far as I know most of these people lived in Augusta County. The Perkins came from Maryland and before that Wales. The O'Brien's I'm not sure about yet. I know that Julia O'Brien's father was John O'Brien and they lived in Williamsville, Bath County, VA in 1870-1880. He was married to a Paulina Owens. John O'Brien was born in Ireland and Paulina (might have went by Mary too) Owens was born in either Ireland or in PA.
Without everyone taking the time to put in their connections I would have been very confused for a long time! Thank you again for filling in the blanks for me.
Notice that the Perkins/Andrews family moved also to Ohio, some in search of jobs and some in search of land.
Carol from Ohio