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Samuel Simpson Kirkland
Samuel Simpson Kirkland was born on May 25, 1831, in Ayr Mount in Hillsborough, NC. He died on December 24, 1904, and was buried in St. Matthew's Churchyard in Hillsborough, NC.
- Engineer. Samuel Simpson Kirkland served as a railroad engineer in the Confederate States of America.
- Parents: John Umstead Kirkland (1802-1879) and Elizabeth Adam Simpson (1809-1881).
- Spouse: Eliza Gaston, married on April 22, 1861.
- Maternal grandparent: Samuel Simpson.
- five brothers, Alexander McKenzie Kirkland (1841-1900), Robert Roulhac Kirkland (1855-1862), William Whedbee Kirkland (1833-1915), John Umstead Kirkland, [Jr.] (1838-1914) and Thomas Ruffin Kirkland (1839-1842).
- six sisters, Annie Ruffin Kirkland (1835-870s) , Elizabeth Simpson Kirkland (1845-1849), Infant Kirkland (1830-1830), Margaret Jane Kirkland (1847-1895), Maria Simpson Kirkland (1850-1929) and Susan Mary Kirkland (1843-1914) .
- Others: Infant Hill (niece), John Kirkland Hill (nephew, b. 1869) and Halbert G. Hill, [Jr.] (nephew, b. 1874).