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  • ID: I39702
  • Name: David SHIRK
  • Prefix: Elder
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 MAR 1790 in , , South Carolina
  • Death: 15 APR 1861 in , , Indiana
  • _UID: 27ED20A7B8CCB740BC0C2893F579DFC1E719
  • Note:
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    DEATH: OBIT, "SIGNS OF THE TIMES", 1862, PG. 40.
    Elder Beebe:-- At the request of some of the numerous friends, I take up
    my pen to perform a duty that I thought would have been done by some one
    of the more immediate friends or relatives, ere this. ELDER DAVID SHIRK,
    is no more on earth. He departed this life, April 15, 1861 - was born
    March 15, 1790 -- aged 71 years and 1 month. As I learn, our departed
    brother was born in the State of Georgia -- left there when small, and
    came to Kentucky, from thence to Ohio, and from Ohio to Eastern Indiana,
    where he lived until the year 1827, when he moved to this County, near
    the Wabash River, to the place on which he died. Thus making about
    thirty-four years he lived in Western Indiana. Joined the people with
    whom he lived until his death, in 1813, and was baptized August 7th of
    that year, by Elder Lewis Deweese. I have been acquainted with the
    subject of this notice for nearly twenty-five years, and truly we say, a
    useful man has fallen. He was a good neighbour, and a kind father -- was
    well known among the Baptists of the West, and was only known by all to
    be beloved and respected in every circle and sphere in which he was
    called upon to act. Elder Shirk was a preacher of many years, and quite
    an able defender of the doctrine of salvation by grace, to the exclusion
    of everything else - and one of the most pleasant, easy, interesting,
    experimental fireside talkers I ever knew. Also one of the most untiring,
    indefatigable correspondents to the different Associations throughout the
    entire correspondence of almost any member young or old. Our belovevd
    brother has left quite a large family of children, and numerous
    grandchildren. His children, all married and well settled in life, in
    easy circumstances, maintaining the highest order of character in the
    common circle of life. Indeed, the most of them I believe are members of
    the Old School Baptist church. Brother Shirk lost his companion some
    twelve or fifteen years ago. His children or grandchildren, some of them,
    have lived with him, and looked after his household interests during this
    time. He was a great admirer and an ardent supporter of our happy form of
    government as handed down to us by some of the early fathers of the
    Republic. I frequently talked with him in the last few years of his life
    on the subject of the prosperity of our free institutions, when the old
    man, with almost prophetic vision, I know, quaked with fear for their
    stability. I often think of his exit, the time, etc., and of the happy
    exchange he has no doubt made in having passed away just at the time of
    the outbreak of our serious national troubles. Elder Shirk having lived
    some fifteen miles from me, and having not been with him during his
    confinement, I am not advised particularly of his disease, neither of his
    last words, but from our long acquaintance with him, we have no doubt of
    his happy exchange; and notwithstanding we mourn the loss of our departed
    much revered brother, we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for we
    most assuredly believe our irreparable loss has been his infinite and
    eternal gain; and that he now surrounds the dazzling throne, chanting
    anthems of praise to God, and to the Lamb. Will brother Beebe please
    publish the foregoing in the Signs of the Times and oblige the friends?
    From your unworthy brother in the Lord.
    Parke Co., Indiana. Feb. 4, 1862.
  • Change Date: 15 MAY 2017 at 11:16:12

    Father: Andrew SHIRK b: 7 SEP 1753 in Shirksville, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Martha HAMILTON b: 8 JUL 1745 in , Richmond, Georgia

    Marriage 1 Sarah WOOD
      1. Has No Children Malinda SHIRK
      2. Has No Children Mary SHIRK
      3. Has No Children Elmirah SHIRK
      4. Has Children Martha SHIRK b: ABT 1816
      5. Has Children Joseph SHIRK b: ABT 1820 in , , Indiana
      6. Has Children Lazarus SHIRK b: ABT 1822 in , , Ohio
      7. Has Children Isaac SHIRK b: ABT 1825 in , , Indiana
      8. Has No Children Sarah Ann SHIRK b: ABT 1828 in , , Indiana
      9. Has No Children David R SHIRK b: ABT 1832 in , , Ohio
      10. Has No Children Nancy SHIRK b: ABT 1832 in , , Indiana
      11. Has No Children John SHIRK b: ABT 1834 in , , Indiana
      12. Has No Children Rosalin SHIRK b: ABT 1835 in , , Indiana
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