My Grandmother always called us Scotch-Irish. The oldest Kirby that is documented is James Monroe Kirby born in Caldwell, NC b.abt. 1846. He moved to TN, then migrated north to the Dakotas. He married Mary Ann Lefler in TN. Some of the family went to Texas. We think his father may have been Allen Kirby, b.abt. 1816. Does this tie into anyones family?