Georgia Fulton Co Family Group Sheet for the Henry IRBY Family

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Husband: Henry IRBY
Birthdate: 1807
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: February 20, 1879
Place of death: Buckhead (Atlanta),  Fulton County, Georgia
Burial: Sardis Cemetery
Father:
Mother:

Marriage date:
Marriage place:

Wife: Sardis WALRAVEN
Birthdate:
Birthplace:
Death date:
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Mother:
 

CHILDREN (none listed)
 

Documentation:
Sources for Birth Year and Place
1.  1850 DeKalb County Census, GA, Buckhead District, September 19.
Census shows him as age 38 making his birth year 1812. Census also shows
he was born in South Carolina.

2. 1860 Fulton County Census, Buck Head
Dist., GA July 16 . This census shows him as age 52 making his birth year
1808. This census also shows his place of birth as South Carolina.

3.1863 Military Census or the "Joe Brown Census" (as required by the Act
of Dec 14, 1863 by Georgia Gov. Joe Brown) (census took place late
1863/early 1864).Fulton County, 722 Buckhead District, 35th Senatorial
District GA Archives--drawer 245/ box 6
# 16 on list-- Henry Irby, age 56 yrs. 2 mths., born SC, occupation:
farmer, what kind of rifle or shotgun does he own? shotgun. Does he own a
horse? No. Does he own a saddle? No. Does he own a bridle? No. This info
does not mean that he ever served in the military in any capacity
according to information provided in the source.
This information places his birth 1807/1808 and states that he was born
in South Carolina.

4.  1870 Fulton County, GA Census--no records.  I
have searched every page of the Fulton County census and also every page
of the DeKalb County census (Henry lived very close to DeKalb County and
may have lived there. He had deeds at the same time for many, many places
in Fulton County. He also had deeds for DeKalb County--courthouse burned
in 1842.)
I also have searched 1,001 ways through Ancestry.com's Census records and
have found no trace of Henry or wife, Sardis.
I believe I read that many individuals were left out of the 1870 census.

5.  1879--The Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia.  The Constitution, Atlanta,
Georgia, February 23, 1879--date of newspaper.
Henry Irby, an old citizen of this county, died at his residence near
Buckhead, day before yesterday. He had pleurisy.

6.  1880 Fulton County,
GA Census Mortality schedule.Irby, Henry, 73, Male, White, married, born
South Carolina, Father and Mother born in South Carolina, Farmer, died
Feb, Pleurisy side, resident of county for 40 years. Physician: Dr.
Westmoreland.

7. 1896--Sardis Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
(Buckhead) .   His cemetery marker shows that he died Feb 20, 1879 and
that he was 72 years old. Monument erected by John Fulton Irby, son of
Henry Irby. 1879 - 72 = 1807. The monument was erected in September of
1896 (on monument).
Sardis Cemetery is on Powers Ferry Road at the intersection of Roswell
Road in Buckhead--technically Atlanta. Henry Irby's monument is the
tallest one in the cemetery.