George Kirkman was born 13 February 1809 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 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 would practice medicine as long as his health would allow, eventually loosing his sight in his elder years. He died 28 May 1901 in Chatham County, North Carolina.
Daniel C. Brower was born February 1809 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Albright Clapp. He died 5 September 1847 in Randolph County, North Carolina.