CAPTAIN HARRY W. KIRBY, a brother of Mrs. Thompson, was born at Lamartine, Carroll County, Ohio, December 18, 1845. Entered Harlem Springs College in 1860. In 1861 enlisted in the Eightieth Ohio Regiment, served through the war under Grant and Sherman and rose to Captain. In 1865 he entered the University of Michigan, and remained until his senior year, when he accepted the position of Professor of Mathematics in Harlem Springs College; studied law under Judge Tripp, of Carrollton, Ohio, was admitted to the bar in 1880, never settled down to practice, but has handled many intricate cases successfully. In 1882 he came to Willshire, Ohio, to nurse his brother with small-pox; after which was principal of schools at Pleasant Mills, Indiana, for three years, and has since made his home in Adams County. He served one term as deputy county surveyor. He has contributed to the leading journals of the country, and is at present arranging to publish a volume of his own poems.
Biographical and Historical Record of Adams County, Indiana, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887