Dr. James Dodd Kirkpatrick1,2,3

ID# 15503, (1850 - 1903)
FatherDr. William Dodd Kirkpatrick4,5,6 (26 Nov 1819 - 19 Jun 1901)
MotherAurelia Skinner Cobb4,7,6 (17 Oct 1819 - 10 Mar 1910)

Key Events:

Birth: 3 Dec 1850, Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Jennie Mae White, 8 May 1901, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas4
Death: 1 Dec 1903, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas11,12
Burial: Oakview Cemetery, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas13

Spouse: Jennie Mae White
     No children

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Dr. James D. Krikpatrick's tombstone
photo courtesy Marsha Cobb
Dr. James Dodd Kirkpatrick was born on 3 Dec 1850 in Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10 James became a salesman at the dry goods store of John F. Harris at nine and one-half years of age, continuing for six years.5
     He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Dr. William Dodd Kirkpatrick and Aurelia Skinner Cobb.14,15
     The schools were closed due to the war, but he attended in 1865-66, returning to Harris' store in the spring of 1866 until the fall of 1867, when he entered Bethel College at Russellville, Kentucky. He remained there until 1869. He worked in Paducah for J. J. Guthrie, a dry goods merchant, from 1869 to 1872, then for Houston, Johnson & Co. for a year. He engaged in the grocery business himself in Paducah until Apr 1875.5
     James acted as security for two notes totaling $3,400 to his brother-in-law Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr., apparently as the latter's business was failing in late 1870. He secured his liability with a mortgage on Gideon's ware house in Dycusburg. It appears that he had to repay the sum when Gideon filed for bankruptcy in Oct 1871, but he recovered that amount when the property was sold in 1873.16 He witnessed the Settlement of Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr. on 17 Nov 1873.17
     James attended the 1875-76 sessions at the State University at Louisville, then returned to Fredonia and practiced with his father, returning to the University and graduated in Mar 1879 from the Medical Department. He then moved to Kuttawa, Lyon Co., and established a practice there, and opened the first drug store there.5,18
     He moved to Mills Co., Texas, after 1880, when his parents and brother Moses and his family did. James appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Mills Co., Texas in the household of his parents.19
     James married Jennie Mae White on 8 May 1901 in Mullen, Mills Co., Texas.4
     James died on 1 Dec 1903 in Mullen, Mills Co., Texas, at age 52.11,12 He was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Mullen, Mills Co., Texas.13

Citations

  1. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford", shows name as James Dodd Kirkpatrick.
  2. [S4543] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin, Kentucky - A History of the State, pg 856, shows name as James D. Kirkpatrick.
  3. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas, shows name as James D. Kirkpatrick.
  4. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford."
  5. [S4543] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin, Kentucky - A History of the State, pg 856.
  6. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1951] Westerfield, Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, vol. IV, pg 18.
  8. [S4543] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin, Kentucky - A History of the State, pg 856, shows date, town, and state.
  9. [S2969] Dr. J. D. Kirkpatrick tombstone, Oakview Cemetery, shows date.
  10. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 9 and state.
  11. [S2969] Dr. J. D. Kirkpatrick tombstone, Oakview Cemetery, shows date, with year as 1903.
  12. [S2290] Eishen, "Descendants of William Bradford", shows year, as 1902, town, county, and state.
  13. [S2969] Dr. J. D. Kirkpatrick tombstone, Oakview Cemetery.
  14. [S1694] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S2763] W. D. Kirkpatrick, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  16. [S3264] Cobb Gellatly & Co., bankruptcy, Schedule A, debts of the firm; Schedule B, assets of the firm; Schedule C, debts of G. D. Cobb; Schedule D, assests of G. D. Cobb, Schedule E, assets of John Gellatly: and Report A, Report of Assignee on Sale of Estate of G. D. Cobb, 1 Jan 1873.
  17. [S7246] Settlements, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, 2:66-7.
  18. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas, shows occupation as physician.
  19. [S1666] W. D. Kirkpatrick household, 1900 U.S. Census, Mills Co., Texas.