Kirkpatrick Genealogy - Coded Lines Summary

Kirkpatrick Genealogy


New Jersey Coded Lines

from KIRK. NL, v. II, #4

More detail on these lines can be found in the full issue mentioned.


Descendants of Andrew and Alexander, immigrants from Ireland, b. Watties Neach, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Will of Alexander is listed on pp 6 & 15-17 of V. I. #1 of NL. Settled at Mine Brook, NJ in 1736. Pending firm resolution of his parentage, Alexander of Cairo Bend, Wilson Co., TN, and his descendants are included in this file. Notes on NJ-1 -- Most of the information in this large file is taken from Shawver's booklet, "Kirkpatrick Family Genealogy", 1930. The same information appeared in serial form in TAR (The American Register). John L. Shawver, editor. All connections to Ireland and Scotland. as described by Shawver, are considered questionable since there is no known documentation or refarences. For example, see letter by member Charles R. Jacobs. in NL #2. V.I, P. 34, regarding Watties Neach.


Thomas of Liberty Corners. Bernard Township, Somerset Co.. NJ and his descendants. This family would appear to be connected to the NJ-1 file members, however. no one has established the link.


Robert, b. ca 1744, who married Elizabeth Guiering in Morris Co., NJ, and migrated to western NC and Roane Co., TN from where the descendants moved into the Paint Rock Valley of northern AL.


James, b. 1 Sept. 1763. who married Kaziah Biggs and served in the Revolutionary War, see pension application. W-4008. Also see will of Sarah Biggs of City of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., NJ. dated 9 Mar. 1805, mother of the wife of James.


James, will 1785. wife Jemimie, of Bernard Township, Somerset Co.. NJ. The will seems to tie this James to William of Monmouth Co.. NJ, also see will of William Huyan. (This James not mentioned in NJ-1/ Somerset Co., NJ)

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 OF IRELAND, CANADA & U.S.A. (New Jersey) by Thyra McGuire; 18981 Symes Lane; Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Family tradition is that some time in the late 17th century in one of the political upheavals of Scotland, three Kirkpatrick brothers sailed across the Firth of Forth from the lowlands Of Scotland to the low ' lands of Ireland. Two of these brothers shortly thereafter came to America. One brother was the ancestor of the Kirkpatrick family which has been prominent in the affairs of New Jersey. The other brother settled in Pennsylvania and was the ancestor of the Kirkpatrick family prominent in Northampton Co. Pa. The third brother was the ancestor of my John Kirkpatrick, his name or how many generations removed I don't known.

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


Ephraim KIRKPATRICK of New Jersey/Wantage Twp.. Sussex Co.

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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