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Leslie Ann Kirk was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to the late Rufus Charles Kirk and Glenda Jane Newman. She is married to Durward Mark Henderson and they live on Lake Jordan in Titus, AL. She has one son, Jarett Kirk Nobles (Gina) of Dallas, Texas, two stepchildren, Justin Henderson (Dresden) and Brandi Henderson Crowe (Josh). Leslie and Durward are grandparents to three beautiful grandchildren.

Leslie had a long career as the general manager of Baptist HomeCare, a specialty service hospital department of Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, AL. Her department provided home ventilators, IV pain management, TPN and enteral feeding, neonatal, palliative care, and oncology services. In addition to being the department director, Leslie was the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveyor, HR manager, medical sales representative, and QA-QI coordinator. She was appointed to the Joint Ventures and Acquisitions team and the Hospital Association Patient Advocate Board. Leslie received numerous awards within the Baptist Medical Center system for having received commendations in every JCAHO inspection survey. Leslie is retired and has an outdoor photography business.

Memberships 

  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Descendants of American Prisoners of War (Founder, Webmistress)
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Honorary Member; Webmistress)
  • Descendants of Colonial Regulators (Founder; Inaugural Officer; Webmistress)
  • Descendants of Continental Colonial Officers
  • Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America (Webmistress)
  • First Families of Georgia
  • First Families of Pennsylvania
  • Founders Fellowship (Charter Member; Newsletter Editor; Inaugural Webmistress)
  • Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon (Honorary Member)
  • National Gavel Society 
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (National Technology Committee; AL Society Webmistress)
  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century (AL Society Webmistress)
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (AL Society Webmistress)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonist (AL Society Webmistress)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Webmistress)
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (AL Branch Webmistress)
  • National Society Southern Dames of America (Charter Member Magnolia Branch; Webmistress)
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (AL Society Webmistress)
  • Order of Bacon's Rebellion (Founder; Inaugural Burgess)
  • Order of the Descendants of Ancient Planters
  • Order of the First Families of Maryland
  • Order of the First Families of the Alabama Territory (Founding Board; Inaugural Secretary)
  • Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands (Honorary Member; Corresponding Scribe; Webmistress)
  • Order of the Steel Magnolias (Founder; President General; Webmistress)
  • Order of William the Marshal (Founder, Honorary Member, Inaugural Historiographer)
  • Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
  • Society of the 1704 Virginia Quit Rents (Founder; Inaugural Stationer General; Webmistress)
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861
  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers (Founder; Honorary Governor General; Webmistress)
  • The Ladies' Memorial Association of Montgomery (President; Webmistress)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy (former AL Division Webmistress)

Published

  • Order of the Steel Magnolias editor-compiler newsletter publication, Magnolia Messenger
  • Founders Fellowship editor-compiler newsletter publication, The Star Dispatch
  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers editor-compiler, History of the Organization 2013-2021
  • The Ladies’ Memorial Association editor-compiler, 150 Years of Remembrance 1866-2016
  • “Recognizing Domestic Violence in the Home Care Setting” CEU program creator and instructor 
  • Montgomery Parents Magazine; Montgomery Advertiser newspaper various medical articles
  • Photography contest winner: Outdoor Alabama magazine, Fine Art America, My Instant Expo Portfolio
  • Weather Underground weather and outdoor photography contributor  

Other Notes

  • First Families of Alabama Genealogical Society 
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (2017 first place website)
  • UDC AL Division Winnie Davis Award recipient (2017 for her work preserving and building a searchable database for 1490 Southern Cross of Honor applications at the AL Department of Archives and History)
  • Alabama Veterans Administration (Volunteer Services Board 2014-2016 & 2016-2018)
  • Alabama Department of Archives and History (Historical Records Advisory Board & Grant Review Board 2010-2014) 
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training Montgomery, AL Graduate Assistant (Bill Nave; 10-year Service Award) 
  • Dusty Trails Horse Rescue (10 + year volunteer; former board member)
  • Baptist Hospice of Montgomery (former chaplain ‘Transitions Team’ volunteer)
  • Occasions Catering, Montgomery, AL (former caterer; wedding and event planner) 
  • Cloverdale Church, Montgomery, AL (church secretary; Agape Rape Crisis Hotline volunteer; Family Sunshine Center fundraising coordinator; food pantry coordinator; Abused Women ‘Dress for Success’ program coordinator)

Leslie, an eighth generation Alabamian, lived her early years within a few miles of her Alabama Territory ancestor homestead. Many of her family members reside in the same Montgomery County community today. Her maternal line has been buried in the Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Historical Marker HM1F4C) for almost 200 years.

Leslie’s hobbies include travel, horse rescue, bunco, genealogy research, outdoor and macro photography. Prior to a neck injury she was an avid skydiver and hang-glider. She especially enjoys website design and has built over 45 hereditary society websites. She also enjoys serving as an event photographer for local hereditary society conferences.