University of North Carolina. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Obediah died in 1808 in Halifax County. The oldest son died in the War of 1812, and Ruth and the four remaining sons moved to Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio in 1814. Ruth sent Moses and Jacob to a classical school in Ripley, Ohio, and to the University of North Carolina, where they graduated in 1819.
Moses Kirby studied law, and after admission to the bar, he was appointed Prosecuting Attorney of Highland County 1825–1830.
While in the Assembly in 1831, he was elected by the assembly as the third Ohio Secretary of State on the sixth ballot over six competitors. He served until 1834.
Kirby re-located to near Upper Sandusky in what would later become Wyandot County, Ohio after the end of his term. There, he was a lawyer, and agent to the Wyandot reservation, until their removal from the state.
He was among the first residents of the town after the Indians removed in 1843.
The first meeting of the Court of Common Pleas in the newly formed Wyandot County was held in Kirby"s office in 1845. He also was receiver of public money at the Federal Land Office in Upper Sandusky, under appointment of President John Tyler. Kirby was a Whig until that party dissolved, when he became a Republican.
He served at an advanced age in the Ohio State Senate, 1880–1884.
Kirby married Emma Miner. Their three sons all participated in the American Civil War.
Kirby may have been the oldest living Freemason in the state when he died March 3, 1889 in Upper Sandusky, or perhaps in 1893.
Whig Party, Republican Party.
He also was elected a member of the Ohio House of Representatives off and on from 1826 to 1831.