Dr. William Dodd Kirkpatrick1,2,3

ID# 1202, (1819 - 1901)
FatherJames Kirkpatrick4,5,6 (1784 - 1874)
MotherJane Dodd5,4 ( - 1828)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Nov 1819, Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana7,8,9
Marriage: Aurelia Skinner Cobb, 29 Jan 1850, Caldwell Co., Kentucky10,11,12
Death: 19 Jun 1901, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas13,14
Burial: 21 Jun 1901, Oakview Cemetery, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas15

Spouse:Aurelia Skinner Cobb (17 Oct 1819 - 10 Mar 1910)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Aurelia & Dr. W. D. Krikpatrick's tombstone
photo courtesy Marsha Cobb
Dr. William Dodd Kirkpatrick was born on 26 Nov 1819 in Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana.7,8,9 He worked on the home farm until he was seventeen, and then went to Paducah. There he first clerked and subsequently ran a store-boat on the Ohio River. He next became deputy postmaster, under Frank Harrison, and remained there until 1842. In the meantime he found time to read medicine under Drs. Lay and Brownell.5
     He was probably the male age 15 to 20 listed in the household of his father, James Kirkpatrick, in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.16
     At the completion of his training he moved to Fredonia, in Caldwell Co., and entered upon the practice of his profession.5 In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Kirkpatrick paid attention to agriculture, owning a farm of 150 acres.5,17,18,19
     William married Aurelia Skinner Cobb, daughter of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 29 Jan 1850 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.10,11,12
     William and Aurelia Skinner Cobb appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 28 Aug 1850, reporting real estate of $100. Her sister's daughter, Aurelia J. Hallick, is listed as living with them. There are also two slaves listed, age 1 and 19.20,21
     William and Aurelia appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $4500 and personal estate of $9200, and living nearby his father and step-mother. Their children James, Moses and William were listed as living with them, as were four slaves, ranging in age from 5 to 48.22,23
     William appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with his wife, Aurelia, and their sons, Moses and William in the household of his father James Kirkpatrick. He reported real estate valued at $6,000 and personal estate of $2,000. The household also included a farm laborer and two domestic servants.24
     No through search has been made for William's land transactions, but one parcel he owned has been identified. He purchased a 232-acre parcel in Crittenden Co. from Lewis Thomas 28 Feb 1860, and sold it 6 Jan 1871 to W. W. and Ann Eliza Walker for $1,200. If this was his farm, he did not live there as the family is consistently found in Fredonia, Caldwell Co. during this time.25
     William and Aurelia appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 23 Jun 1880. Their sons Moses and William were listed as living with them.26
     William and Aurelia moved to Mills Co., Texas, after 1880 with their son James, and their son Moses and his family did so as well. William and Aurelia appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Mills Co., Texas, enumerated 13 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their son James was listed as living with them, as was Annie E. Anderson, an 18-year-old servant. They were living close by their son Moses and his family, who were the preceding family listed in the census record.27
     Dr. William Dodd Kirkpatrick donated the townsite for Mullin, Texas in exchange for construction of a railroad through the area in the late 1880's. A saloon and a hotel were established there in 1885, and the town had a population of 100 in 1890. The first permanent schoolhouse was built in 1984.28
     William died on 19 Jun 1901 in Mullen, Mills Co., Texas, at age 81.13,14 He was buried on 21 Jun 1901 in Oakview Cemetery, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas.15

Citations

  1. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford", shows name as William Dodd Kirkpatrick.
  2. [S1951] Westerfield, Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, vol. IV, pg 18, shows name as Dr. W. D. Kirkpatrick.
  3. [S627] Jas. Kirkpatrick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Wm. D. Kirkpatrick, and occupation as physician.
  4. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford."
  5. [S1951] Westerfield, Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, vol. IV, pg 18.
  6. [S627] Jas. Kirkpatrick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows both in same household, with ages suggesting father and son.
  7. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford", shows date, with year as 1819, town, county, and state.
  8. [S1951] Westerfield, Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, vol. IV, pg 18, shows date, with year as 1819, town, and state.
  9. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas, shows month, year as 1818, age 81, and state.
  10. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 207, William D. Kirkpatrick to Miss Aurilia G. Cobb, 28 Jan 1850, shows date of bond as 28th, but date in the return looks like the 21st, which would be unlikely, and it could be the 29th.
  11. [S1951] Westerfield, Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, vol. IV, pg 18, shows date.
  12. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas, shows married 50 years.
  13. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford", shows date, town, county, and state.
  14. [S2968] Aurelia S. Cobb and Dr. W. D. Kirkpatrick tombstone, Oakview Cemetery, shows date.
  15. [S2968] Aurelia S. Cobb and Dr. W. D. Kirkpatrick tombstone, Oakview Cemetery.
  16. [S1799] James Kirkpatrick household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1816] Wm. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  18. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  19. [S627] Jas. Kirkpatrick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  20. [S1816] Wm. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S2765] Wm. D. Kirkpatrick, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  22. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S2763] W. D. Kirkpatrick, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  24. [S627] Jas. Kirkpatrick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, J:544-5, W. D. Kirkpatrick to W. W. Walker and Ann Eliza Walker, 13 Jan 1871.
  26. [S397] William D. Kirkpatrick household, 1880 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas.
  28. [S869] The Handbook of Texas Online, online, citing Flora Gatlin Bowles, A No Man's Land Becomes a County (Austin: Steck, 1958).
  29. [S4543] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin, Kentucky - A History of the State, pg 856.
  30. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S2773] Frank Moses Clark Kirkpatrick, birth register.
  32. [S2293] Moses Clark Kirkpatrick, Standard Certificate of Death.
  33. [S2772] Daughter Kirkpatrick, birth register.