Fifth Generation


196. Alfred Kirkpatrick was born on 24 January 1817 in Jackson Co., Tennessee. He died on 6 January 1905 at the age of 87.79 He was buried in Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Platte Co., Missouri.79 A son of Samuel and Jane (Steele) Kirkpatrick, Alfred was born in Jackson County, TN, 24 Jan 1817. The family moved to Missouri and in 1841 Alfred settled in Platte County, near Bean's Lake, where he commenced the life of a farmer. The rest of the family settled in Scott County, Missouri in 1844. For a number of years, he also carried on a fish business and in due time, he entered the insurance business. He represented at different times the American Insurance Company (Chicago), Home Insurance of New York, Marine Insurance (St Louis), and finally Continental Insurance Company of New York. In addition to the pursuit of farming and insurance sales, Alfred Kirkpatrick served for several years as a Justice of the Peace for Platte County. On 10 Aug 1839, he married Mahala P. Bland who was born 17 Jun 1821, and came from Monroe County, KY.

On the 1850 U. S. Census of Marshall, Platte Co., Missouri, Alfred appears with his wife Mahala and children James, William, Marnita and Mary. Alfred is a farmer. They also have a Sarah Maynard age 14 living in their home.

On the 1870 U. S. Census of Weston, Platte Co., Missouri, Alfred appears with his wife Mahala P. and children William, Menetia, Mary E., Luella, Ada B., Margaret E. and John D.W. Three others live in the home doing domestic and farm work. Alfred is a farmer.

On the 1880 U. S. Census of Weston, Platte Co., Missouri, Alford appears with his wife Mahala and children Margaret E., and John D. W. A niece, Lydia Kirkpatrick age 15 lives with the family. Alford is a farmer.

Alfred Kirkpatrick and Mahala P. Bland were married on 10 August 1839 in Jackson Co., Tennessee.79 Mahala P. Bland was born on 17 June 1821 in Monroe Co., Kentucky.79 She died on 16 March 1904 at the age of 82.79 She was buried in Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Platte Co., Missouri.79

Alfred Kirkpatrick and Mahala P. Bland had the following children:

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James W. Kirkpatrick was born in 1842 in Missouri.80 He died in 1864 at the age of 22 in Platte Co., Missouri.81 James W. (or M.) was a member of Shelby's Brigade of Calvary, CSA, and was killed in action in Missouri. Confederate General Sterling Price made a last sweep in Missouri in 1864 and it was during this raid James W. Kirkpatrick dropped out to visit his home. He was shot while endeavoring to rejoin his command. Request for burial at home, made by his mother, was declined by the Union military authorities, causing much bitterness in the family.

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William Henry Kirkpatrick.

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Minitia Ellen Kirkpatrick.

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Mary Etta Kirkpatrick.

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Lewellen 'Lou' Kirkpatrick.

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Ada Rosamond Kirkpatrick.

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Margaret E. 'Minnie' Kirkpatrick.

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John De Wilton Kirkpatrick was born in 1866 in Missouri.82