George Kirkman was born 1809 February 13 in Guilford County, North Carolina to Leven and Martha (Swift) Kirkman. He married Alvey Coble and they had Mary, John Calhoun, William Preston Revere, Wiley Prentice, George Edmund Badger, Henry Clay Bascom, Levin Eli, Martha Pandora, Margaret Alvey, Lucius, Annette Caroline, and Thomas Alvey. During the Civil War, Kirkman lost four sons; two killed or mortally wounded on the first day of the battle at Gettysburg, one was wounded and later contracted pneumonia and died in Gettysburg hospital, and the fourth son was wounded, captured, and sent to a federal prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland where he died of scurvy a month before Appomattox. Kirkman studied medicine and practiced medicine as long as his health allowed, eventually losing his sight in his later years. He died 1901 May 28 in Chatham County, North Carolina.
Daniel C. Brower was born in February 1809 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Albright Clapp. He died 1847 September 5 in Randolph County, North Carolina.