Dr. B.F. Kirby and wife Serena Kirby migrated west to Green County Missouri. There Leonidas Kirby was born. He was raised by his uncle Dr. O.C. Bender in Kansas when B.F. Kirby died. Dr. O.C. Bender’s father, Dr. Samuel Bender, was Leonidas’ grandfather (his mother’s father).
The Maternal branch of the KIRBY tree were the VANCES
Paternal Ancestry of Doctors Maternal Ancestry of Doctors
Dr. Samuel Bender 1795-1867 Dr. John R. Vance
Dr. B.F. Kirby (son-in-law of Dr. S. Bender) _______-1858 Dr. B.J. Vance
Dr. Leonidas Kirby* 1850-1934
Sons of Dr. Leonidas Kirby
Dr. Franklin Beverly Kirby 1878-1934
Dr. Leander Bender Kirby (Ph.G. pharmacist) 1881-194?
Dr. Henry Hodgen Kirby 1883-1922
Dr. Alexander Crump Kirby 1892-1939
Dr. Henry Vance Kirby* (Son of Leander Bender Kirby and Virgie Vance Kirby)
Dr. Henry Vance Kirby is the Third Generation Doctor from two families. Paternal: Great grandfather Dr. Samuel Bender and Grandfather Dr. Leonidas Kirby. Maternal: Great grandfather Dr. John R. Vance and Grandfather Dr. B.J. Vance.
*In Arkansas Country Doctor Museum Hall of Honor. May be observed in separate file.