Shelby Jean Kirk Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Shelby Jean Kirk Collection, 1577 WFCHS

Scope and Content: The Collection consists of six large, loose-leaf notebooks, the contents of which are a printed genealogy of the Boxwell Family from England to America as compiled by Shelby Jean Kirk.

Sources used via the Internet include www.ancestry.com, www.findagrave, www.HeritageQuest, and www.familysearch.org. Other sources include the Kurtz Funeral Home Collection 985 WFCHS and the Winchester Star archives at the Handley Regional Library Steward Bell Archives.

Date gathered includes Family Group Sheets and identification of lineal descendants from the 1700s to the mid-1900s in some cases.

6 Notebooks Last updated 01/2013

Biographical/Historical: Shelby Jean Kirk prepared this collection on the Boxwell family out of family interest. She is a local resident and genealogical researcher. The Boxwell family lived in the Frederick County Area in the early 1700s and descendants y remain in the area today.

Bibliography: From the Collection.

Cite As: Shelby Jean Kirk Collection Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society # 1577, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Notebook 1: This notebook contains Family Group Sheet information on Robert Boxwell from England and his wife, Winifred Carty from Ireland to Frederick County, Virginia in the 1700?s. It focuses on their three sons, and in turn their descendants starting with the first son Joseph Boxwell and his wife Leona Bonham

Notebook 1A: This notebook contains family group sheet and related information for the first born son of Robert Boxwell and Winifred Carty, Robert Boxwell who married Elizabeth Orr. It continues with information on Robert and Elizabeth?s first-born son Robert Boxwell and his wife Elizabeth Biggerstaff. The notebook continues with the second born son of Robert and Elizabeth, William Boxwell and his wife Catherine Parsons.

Notebook 2: This notebook contains family group sheet information for the third born son of Robert Boxwell and Winifred Carty, John Boxwell who married Jane Orr. It continues with information on the first-born son of John and Jane Orr Boxwell, Robert Boxwell who married Martha Morgan. It continues with James Hamilton Boxwell the first-born son of Robert and Martha who married Sarah Brown. Contents of this notebook continue with Samuel L. Boxwell who married Elizabeth Bishop and is the second born son of Robert Boxwell and Martha and their children.

Notebook 3: This notebook continues with the group sheets and descendants of John Boxwell and Jane Orr started in Notebook 2. It begins with Edward F. H. Boxwell the third born son of Samuel and Elizabeth.Boxwell covered in Notebook 2. and his wife Sarah Anderson. Continues with the third born son of Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell, Richard Boxwell who married Sarah Young. Next it addresses the fourth born son of Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell, Charles Boxwell who married Eveline Touchstone and also Sarah Diffenderfer. Notebook 3 continues with the fifth born son of Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell, Joshua Boxwell who married Rachel Adams. The lineage continues with Susan Boxwell daughter of Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell who married Charles B. Smith. The notebook concludes with another son of Robert and Morgan Boxwell, Robert E. Boxwell who married Mary J. Boxwell. There are loose pages in the back of this notebook, as the binder cannot accommodate all the data

Notebook 4: This notebook continues with John and Jane Orr Boxwell descendants through Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell and their families. Notebook begins with Aaron Hackney Boxwell married to Susanna Davidson and their descendants. It continues with John William Boxwell son of Robert and Martha Morgan Boxwell. Family Group Sheet information is next provided for William Boxwell son of John and Jane Orr Boxwell married to Rebecca Critton. Next is Joseph Boxwell son of John and Jane Orr Boxwell married to Eleanor Chamblin. This notebook concludes with Elizabeth Boxwell daughter of John and Jane Orr Boxwell married to James Largent.

Notebook 5: This notebook contains miscellaneous Boxwell family information including the following:

List of Speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty land applications relative to the Boxwell family

Correspondence and data from other Boxwell Researchers

Information on a 1300-acre Camp Boxwell for Boy Scouts in TN.

Marriage, birth, cemetery, and census record information relative to the Boxwell family.