There are other Kirkpatrick names in the tabulations in NL #1 & #2, V.I. For example. Robert served as a witness in Somerset Co.. NJ. in 1743 but has not been identified with any NJ family.
I. James Kirkpatrick b. ? will proved Mar. 20, 1786 m. Jemimie Hugan (James had a brother, Thomas, who served as executor to will)
c. Sarah (m. ? Todd). Marget (also spelled Margaret), Mary & William
II. William Kirkpatrick of Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ b. ? will proved Mar. 19, 1785 m. Mary _ (her will prov. Apr. 26, 1791) c. William & Nancy
Notes: The above is from New Jersey Colonial Documents
Calendar of Wills -- 1771-80 p. ZSO & Calendar of Wills -- 1781-85 p. 236-37. New Jersey Post-Revolutionary Documents Calendar of Wills -- 1791-95 p. 218. In Jan. 1791 guardians were appointed for Nancy, after the death of her mother the same year. The brother, Thomas. of the above James, might be the Thomas listed on page 9 of the NL. Vol. I, #2. Several of the towns in Somerset Co. such as Basking Ridge, Liberty Corners, Bernardsville, and Bedminster are all within a ten mile circle; or the brother. Thomas, might be the Thomas of NJ-2 of Liberty Corners.
John Kirkpatrick was born 1780 Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ire. He was married ca l8ll to Letitia Patterson. Sometime between 1819 and 1822 John and family and several other Scotch Presbyterian families hired a sailing vessel and emigrated from Northern Ireland, around Belfast, to Nova Scotia, Canada, Where he had a general store, the Indiana made seasonal trips to purchase clothing foods etc. He had a friendly relations with the Indians and was well known for his honesty and fairness in trading with them. When they came to town be permitted them to camp on his property.
John and his family embarked from St. John's. New Brunswick, Canada on the schooner 'Spray' with about 225 people. They arrived in New York City 21 May 1833. They lived in Brooklyn a short time, then moved to a farm between New Brunswick and Metuchen, N.J., at a place now called Lindenau, formerly Piscataway, on the Raritan River.
Note: from page 180 of the Somerset County Historical Quarterly "About the year 1825 a John Kirkpatrick came over from Ballyshannon. county Donegal. Ireland. to Nova Scotia, whose son, David, was the father of Hon. John P. Kirkpatrick, now living in New Brunswick. lawyer and recently Member of the Assembly of New Jersey." from Vol. 5, 1916
I. Ephraim Kirkpatrick b. ? m. Phebe Decker
c. Sarah (1792). John (1795), Marion (1800). Permelia (1803)
Notes: (dates) are when the children were baptized. Fama Kirkpatrick m. Daniel Decker in 1806. It is possible that Fama was an older child of Ephraim & Phebe. In Wantage, Sussex Co., NJ, a certain Simeon Kirkpatrick bought land of Ephraim Kirkpatrick. In the 1793 Militia Census of NJ. Ephm. Kirkpatrick is #2268 in Sussex Co. (3,152 were listed in the Sussex Co. Census)
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