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KILPATRICK

 
This research was contributed by Martha Mewborn Marble. It is a combination of her own diligent research, as well as, information provided to her by other researchers. Since my great grandmother was a KILPATRICK, this line is very important to me. I very much appreciate the time and effort that all have put into piecing this family together.
 
Additions that I make to this effort will have the initials (PRD) after it. I want to add my thank you to those who have contributed to the KILPATRICK line And encourage anyone with additional information to submit it, so we can prove this line through each descendant. Thanks, Patty Day
 
To those who are not aware, sometimes it takes years of searching and a lot of
luck just to find documentation on one person especially when working in burned
counties like Greene and Lenoir. If we all share what we have sooner or later an
accurate picture will evolve - which is why I include all of the Kilpatrick information
I am aware of at this time. If you, the reader, have additional data or corrections,
please let all of us know and feel free to correct this booklet where you see the error
or send the data to me and I will make corrections for those libraries that receive a copy.
Martha Mewborn Marble
 

MANY, MANY THANKS TO THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR INFORMATION.

Introduction
Alexander KILPATRICK
KILPATRICK Surname Lines
  • Easley/Isler/Easler KILPATRICK - son of Alexander KILPATRICK
  • Francis KILPATRICK - son of William KILPATRICK Sr.
  • John KILPATRICK - son of Alexander KILPATRICK
  • LANE - husband of Charity KILPATRICK  
  • Warre KILPATRICK - son of William KILPATRICK Sr.
  • William KILPATRICK - son of Alexander KILPATRICK
  • William KILPATRICK Jr. - son of William KILPATRICK Sr.
KILPATRICK'S in the U.S. Census Records
KILPATRICK'S in the JOHNSTON/DOBBS/LENOIR COUNTIES
GRANTOR AND GRANTEE INDEX
 
KILPATRICK'S in Other States
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
Cemeteries where KILPATRICK'S Can Be Found
KILPATRICK: Misc. Notes
KILPATRICK: Other Records
KILPATRICK: Photographs (coming soon)
 
 
INTRODUCTION
 
A decision was made to include a short history of the spouse's family in
the first generation under the Mewborn section. It seemed natural to also write
of Louisa Kilpatrick Mewborn's family, but little information was available.
Some years before Mary Virginia Kilpatrick died, I visited with her hoping to
find the Kilpatrick roots; however, she was not aware of our Louisa so could not
offer much assistance. The Kilpatricks were added to my list to investigate
along with fifty other families. Some work was done, then Ima Mewborn came to
the rescue, as usual, with the article in the NGS. This provided many leads, and
other information popped up in the course of going through Craven County
Records with a fine comb looking for all my families. Even with a lack of records,
there is still a great deal of work to do at some point.
 
I am aware that Miss Kilpatrick did a lot on the Kilpatrick family;
however, I have not seen it and have been told that much of it has not been made
available to the public if indeed it still exists.
 
A number of people have collected bits and pieces and been kind enough to
share for this booklet. Most do not even have a Kilpatrick line. An aunt of
Jeff Kilpatrick of Kinston abstracted the Craven County Deed Books from the
Index for Kilpatrick Deeds. She did such a fine job that I have used them instead
of my own using her initials - SKB. I have abstracted Craven County Deed
Books, page by page, for Books 5 to 35 and found nothing to add. Julia Combs of
Hampstead, N.C. has collected various Kilpatrick information because of the
intermarriages between the Kilpatrick and Moseley families. Egbert Rouse of
Jacksonville has extensive data on the Louis and Patsy Mewborn Kilpatrick line because
of intermarriage. Ima Mewborn has many tidbits, just because she has little
tidbits on just about every family in the area especially those that intermarried
with the Mewborns.
 
The information on this early family was taken from the article "James
Kilpatrick of Surry County, Virginia, l668" written for the National Genealogical
Quarterly in June l975. Mrs. Edna Walling Neuhauser of Chevy Chase, Maryland
did the research and wrote the article. A conversation with the author revealed
that after years of researching this family, she discovered it was not hers and
she has no additional information. The article is well documented. Ima
Mewborn supplied a copy of the article and a copy has been placed at the Lenoir
County Community College Library. This complier has spent some time verifying Mrs.
Neuhauser's information regarding Alexander and his sons and has gathered
additional documentation. Some attempt has been made to document this family up to
l850 and work will continue towards this goal.
 
Mrs. Neuhauser states that as far as she can determine, James Kilpatrick of
Surry County, Virginia was the earliest of the Kilpatrick surname in Colonial
America. He first appears on Surry County, Virginia records as a tithable in
l668. He may have been kin to Robert Caufield. He died intestate before 2l May
l677, probably preceeded by his wife. His son appears as one of the tithables
in the household of Robert Caufield. James Jr. was born c l667 and married
Lydia (Branch?) He died between l July l69l and ll April l693 when Lydia was
granted administration of his estate.
 
Alexander KILPATRICK

In l994 I finally did some work in Virginia on the Kilpatrick's and

determined that Alexander was not the son of James and Lydia Kilpatrick as had been
presumed. William Hopkins has abstracted the Surry County Deed Books in the past
few years and in his "Abstracts of Surry County - l684-l733" I found the
following:
 
p 53 - 2 Nov l697 - Joseph Wall and wife Susannah sold to Roger Williams
FO William Cocker dec on 6 Aug l67l which 70 acs was sold to James Kilpatrick on
5 July l690 by Mr. George Branch and wife Susannah who was daughter of William
Cocker. James Kilpatrick died and the land descended to his ONLY daughter,
Sarah, who died in her minority and then the land decended to her Aunt Susannah
Wall.
 
This deed does not state Sarah was his only child but his only daughter;
however, had she a brother, the land would have descended to her brother, not her
aunt. This deed in itself indicates Alexander was NOT the son of James. There
is no indication where he came from, but my feeling is he was the first of the
family into Virginia and may have come from Pennsylvania where many Scots
lived. I have found a number of Kirkpatricks including an Alexandria, but so far
have not found our Alexander Kilpatrick. There was a migration trail of the
Scots from Pennsylvania to central and western Virginia in the early l700's.
 
I am of the opinion that Alexander was born closer to l700 than l690. He
lived in Henrico County, Va. which became Goochland in l728. I have found
nothing to indicate when he arrived and there are few early references for him. He
married the widow Elizabeth Easley Martin probably by l720 when Alexander was
the surity for Anne Easley's estate and this is the first reference I have seen
for Alexander. Elizabeth was the daughter of immigrant Robert Easley and his
wife Anne Parker and was first married to Philip Martin by whom she had a
daughter, Elizabeth. This may have also been a second marriage for Alexander, but
Elizabeth was probably the mother of his children. I base this on the
indications that Easley appears to be the oldest child and would have been named for his
mother's family.
 
In "Colonial Wills of Henrico - l654 - l737" by Benjamin B. Weisiger is the
abstract of the Will of Rosbert Easley - l7 Dec l7ll - sons John, Warham;
daughter Margaret Dupray wife of Thomas; and three youngest children - Elizabeth,
William and Robert; wife Ann.
 
In the same book is the abstract of the Will of Philip Martin - wife
Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth - written 9 Feb l7l6 - recorded 6 May l7l7.
 
The Will of Ann Esley was written in l702 NOTE: This may be a misprint and
recorded 6 June l720 - sons Robert, Warham, John, William; two daughters not
named
 
In Weisiger's book "Henrico Wills Addenda" we find - Will of Ann Eseley
proved by William Easley - Alexander Kilpatrick was the security - Court 6 June
l720
 
In Weisigner's abstracts of Henrico Deeds - l706-l737 Alexander is not
mentioned.
 
Henrico County Orphans Court Book, l677-l739 p 53 - 5 Oct l725 - Orphans
Court held at Varina for Henrico County. Alexander Kilpatrick, who intermarried
with Elizabeth Relict of Philip Martin, failing to appear and produce a
certificate according to order of the September Court, it is ordered that he be
summoned to appear at the next court to comply with said order.
 
There is no reference to Alexander in Henrico County after Goochland was
formed.
 
From Weisiger's Book "Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds l728l736"
we find the following:
 
a. l5 August l729 - Warham Easley of Goochland to Alexander Kilpatrick 400
acs - SS James River - NS Deep Creek

b. Will of Henry Turner - l4 Feb l735 - sons John, James, Henry; daughters

Sarah, Barclay, Anne Hodges; wife Mary
 
From Weisiger's Book "Wills and Deeds of Goochland l736-l742:
a. 6 Oct l740 - Alexander Kilpatrick to Benjamin Moseby for 50 lbs 200 acs
- Deep Creek SS James - where he lives - WIT Sam'l Scott, Jacob Moseby, John
Allen, Henry Cockerham, Benjamin Rutherford - Alexander signed with an (A)

b. 22 Aug l74l - Alexander Kilpatrick of St. James Parish to William

Roberts 30 lbs - 200 acs Deep Creek - SS James - WIT Nicholas Davies, Rich'd Mosby,
Miles Gathwrite, Nicholas Hobbs, Benj Mosby, Charles Clarke, Thos Butler
Alexander signed with (A)

c. 22 Aug l74l - Alexander Kilpatrick to Benjamin Mosby - 50 lbs - 200 acs

SS James on Deep Creek
 
From Weisiger's Book - Wills and Deeds of Goochland - l742-l749
a. 4 no month l746 - Easly (X) was wit to the Will of John Easley

b. Henry and James Turner sold their land in l748

 
NOTE: I include the notes on the Turners because John Kilpatrick named Henry
Turner his brother-in-law and we know the Turner were blood kin. They are the
only one of John's brother-in-laws I find in Goochland county. Henry Turner
either married Elizabeth Martin or a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Easley
Kilpatrick.
 
Alexander migrated to Craven county in l74l along with a number of his
Virginia neighbors and relatives, but his son Easley did not arrive until after
l746. One of his purchases was a tract of land from James Jones known as the
Jones Tract, which was on Wheat Swamp and on the boundary of what is now Lenoir
and Greene Counties. This farm became the seat of the family for a number of
generations and was involved in numerous disputes with the Grainger and Phillips
families well into the l800's.
 
Since Mrs. Neuhauser did her research, Surry County has been heavily
abstracted by William Hopkins and Mrs. Haun and new information has come to light.
 
Additional information or backup information found by this compiler in
Virginia.
 
l. James and John Kilpatrick in Surry County - John on a Jury in l673 this
indicates either an additional Kilpatrick not found by Mrs. Neuhauser, a mixup
by the Clerk of the names John and James, or maybe James' name was John.
NOTE: In the abstracts found at the DAR - someone has drawn throw the name
John everywhere it appears and stated that on the original it said James

2. John Kilpatrick had an estate on 2l May l677 in Surry - Book 2 p l39 -

signed by John Basse and Wm Newsun

3. Estate of James in Surry County - Lydia was exec - 4 July l693 signed

by Arthur Jordan, Thomas Sloat - Book 4 p 307

4. Estate of James l5 June l677 - Robert Caufield was admin.

 
NOTE: The date of James and John are to close not to be the same person
 
Craven County Book of Grants and Wills and Deeds - Archives - CR 028.40l.2l
a. p l5 and l6 - James Jones, yeoman, to Alexander Kilpatrick, yeoman, for
25 pounds Virginia money - 268 Ac, patent l5 Dec l738 to Jones, north side of
Neuse and both sides Little Creek - 7 December l74l

b. p l6 - Moses Tilman, planter, to Alexander Kilpatrick - l00 pounds

continental money, 200 Ac north side of Neuse on both sides of Falling Creek, part
of a l739 grant to Tilman - l7 March l74l
 
Alexander sold the Falling Creek land to William Keyes for 40 pounds on l2
May l744. Craven Deed Book 3 p l6.
 
To quote Mrs. Neuhauser, "except in the original Jones patent in l738 and
the l74l deed to Alexander Kilpatrick, "little Creek" disappears from the metes
and bounds of the Jones tract to be replaced by Mill Creek, Mill Run, Mill
Swamp and/or Mill Pond. Mill Creek empties into the Great Contentnea Creek from
the south and is located between present Hookerton at the mouth of Rainbow Creek
(in Greene County) and the junction of Great and Little Contentnea Creeks,
where the boundaries of Greene, Lenoir and Pitt Counties converge."
 
I could be wrong, but it appears to me that Easley lived on the Jones
Tract and William lived a distance away. There is no way of telling what happened
to the Jones tract in the next generation. Warre Kilpatrick moved to Craven
County on Moseley Creek and lived next to a Jones and there was some litagation
between the Jones and Kilpatrick families. This is a different Jones tract than
what Alexander bought.
 
Alexander had a Will, but it appears to have been lost. The children of
Alexander and Elizabeth were Easley, John, William and several daughters, one of
whom may have been Elizabeth's daughter by her first marriage. John had a Will
which provides us with a lot of information on this generation. He names his
brothers and four brothers-in-law and one child for each. This compiler assumes
the children named were the first born. It is not clear if the
brothers-in-law, Henry Turner, Aaron Grizzard, Alexander Harper, and Thomas Carver,
were his sisters husbands, his wife's brothers, or a combination. Mrs. Neuhauser
thinks they were a combination, but this compiler thinks they were John's sister's
husbands. Henry Turner was later referred to as a cousin and had land dealings
with William Kilpatrick. Julia Combs points out that the term "cousin" in this
time period usually referred to a nephew or niece. She has a copy of a survey
for a land grant to John Turner, son of Henry. The Turners were in Henrico
County, but I do not see the Harpers or Grizzards. Alexander Harper had a son
Francis as did William Kilpatrick. Thomas Carter named a son Alexander which
indicates Thomas' wife was a Kilpatrick. We must not forget that Elizabeth had a
daughter by Philip Martin. No effort has been made to follow the lines of the
girls at this point as due to the lack of records it would be almost impossible
to determine who was a Kilpatrick. I will mention there is great interest by
the Harper family in trying to determine which girl was a Kilpatrick.
 
NOTE: In 2000, I sent Virginia Easley DeMarce a copy of the Will of John
Kilpatrick and asked her opinion. She was of the opinion that that all four of the
girls mentioned in the Will were children of Alexander and Elizabeth or
Elizabeth's daughter by her first marriage.
 
There is little doubt that all the Kilpatrick's in this area descend from
Alexander as there was no other person of this name in the area. There is no
indication any of the later Kilpatrick's moved into the area from other places.
Thus it appears we are all cousins although most of us today do not bear the
name Kilpatrick.
 
There are several Kilpatrick's in the early and mid l800's listed in Pitt,
Lenoir, and Greene Census Reports that can't be placed with a parent. Many
carry the name John or William. If any member of the family has additional
information on the above lines, please let this compiler know.
 
 
Alexander Kilpatrick had at least the following children who were probably
also the children of his wife Elizabeth Easley.
 
Easley
John
William
daughter who md Thomas Carter
daughter who md Henry Turner
 
maybe a daughter who md Aaron Grizzard
maybe a daughter who md Alexander Harper
 
Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth could have been one of the above daughters.
 

 

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