STEPHEN P. KIRKLAND
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF LONOKE COUNTY, AR
Goodspeeds Publishing Company, 1889
History of Arkansas, Pg. 626
Stephen P. KIRKLAND is the eldest and only living member of a family of six children born to David and Ann (CARRELL) KIRKLAND, both natives of North Carolina. His birth also occurred in that State, November 22, 1832, but he was reared and educated principally in Tennessee. David KIRKLAND was born in 1808 and his wife in 1810. They moved to Tennessee in 1844, coming in 1855 from that State to White County, Ark., where Mr. KIRKLAND died in 1867. He was a staunch Democrat and held the office of Justice of the Peace for several years. Mrs. KIRKLAND died when Stephen was a small boy. The latter KIRKLAND was married in 1860 to Martha BUTLER, who was born in Tipton Co., Tenn., in 1834. They are the parents of thirteen children, ten of whom are still living: Lelia A. (now the wife of P.W. BELAMY), Fannie E., David M., Mary S. (Wife of Samuel A. RUSSELL), Sarah T., Samuel P., Ida A., Anna V., James O., and George W. Mr. KIRKLAND, upon moving from Tennessee came to Pulaski Co., Ark., in 1856, where he remained until 1863, then settling in this county, near where he now resides. He now owns 187 acres of fine land, sixty acres of which are under cultivation, and upon this place he has erected good buildings and has an excellent orchard and a running stream of water. Mr. KIRKLAND is an out-and-out Democrat, and held the office of Justice of the Peace from 1862 to 1865, serving in an acceptable manner. He and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, to which he has belonged since 1863, having been an elder since 1871. He is also a member of the County Wheel.
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