Last year I also went to Hardy Co., WV to research the Shirk's. Unfortunately, I had car trouble and was only able to make it to the local Library. There is a Shirk Cemetery in Grant Co. (formerly Pendleton Co) in the Smoke Hole region. A Ronald C. Brubaker compiled some info stated that Henry had purchased land in the Smoke Hole region and at Burkett's Hole area. I hope you are successful. Let us know how things went.