Biographical Sketch of Samuel Kirkpatrick, Wayne Township, Buchanan
County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.

Samuel Kirkpatrick, farmer, section 25, postoffice St. Joseph, was
born in Guernsey County, Ohio, October 16, 1814. His father being a
blacksmith, he also worked more or less at that trade till eighteen
years of age, when he learned the bricklayers trade. In 1837 he
moved to Washington County, Ohio, where he remained till the spring
of 1850, and then emigrated to Missouri, first locating in Jackson
County. There he remained till the spring of 1853, when he came to
St. Joseph. In the fall of 1854 he moved to Doniphan County, Kansas
but in 1858 located near Easton, Buchanan County. In 1861 he return-
ed to Doniphan County, Kansas and in 1881 again came to Buchanan
County, where he now resides. Since 1857 he has been engaged in
farming. His farm contains sixty acres. He was married August 5,
1838, to Miss Sarah M. Weir. They had ten children, five of whom
are living: Alonzo, born September 25, 1839; Wellington, born
February 28, 1842; Mary A., born July 14, 1848; Henrietta, born
August 8, 1855 and John W., born October 6, 1860. One son died in
the hospital while in the Federal service.

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