Biography of Samuel M. Kilpatrick
Carroll County, IN Biographies





SAMUEL M. KIRKPATRICK.

Samuel M. Kirkpatrick, a former teacher of Carroll county, insurance agent, notary public and all around man of affairs, was born in Burlington, Carroll county, Indiana, June 17, 1848. In addition to his other interests Mr. Kirkpatrick owns forty five acres of land in Democrat township.

Mr. Kirkpatrick is a son of Elliott and Mary (Burns) Kirkpatrick, the former of whom was a native of Butler county, Ohio, the son of Samuel Kirkpatrick, who emigrated from Pennsylvania to Ohio. The Kirkpatricks are of Scotch Irish descent and made Pennsylvania their home in this country. Mary (Burns) Kirkpatrick was born in Boone county, Indiana, and was a daughter of James Burns. She accompanied her father to Butler county, Ohio, where she met Elliott Kirkpatrick, to whom she was married. After the marriage of Elliott Kirkpatrick and Mary Burns, they came to Burlington, Carroll county, Indiana, where he operated a grocery for twelve years. In 1860 he bought a farm of eighty acres, to which he later added forty, eighty and one hundred and twenty acres. He was a man of large means and an honored and respected citizen in the county. During his entire life he was active in politics. After living on his farm of eighty acres for some time, he moved to his one hundred and twenty acre farm, where his death occurred.

Elliott Kirkpatrick and wife were the parents of seven children, all of whom grew to maturity. Samuel M. Kirkpatrick is the twin of Barbara, who is the widow of Robert Robertson. Rebecca is the wife of Henry Wagoner, of Flora, Indiana. James lives on a farm near Darwin, Indiana. Maria is the wife of Jacob Kirkpatrick, of Preble county, Ohio. Mary Jane, now deceased, was the wife of Charles Allen, of Logansport, Indiana. Susan is the wife of David Wagoner, of Carrollton, township.

Samuel M. Kirkpatrick remained at home on the farm until he was about twenty four years of age, after which he became a student at the National Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio. Subsequently he taught school for eighteen terms in the district schools of Carroll county. He then engaged in the insurance business, which he had followed accidentally before he abandoned the school room, in Wheeling, Indiana.

On Sunday, October 24, 1882, Samuel M. Kirkpatrick was married in Wheeling, Indiana, to Ellen A. Ashby, the daughter of James and Sarah M. Ashby, of Wheeling. Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick lived in Wheeling for three years and then moved to Cutler, in 1886, where he engaged in the insurance business and in teaching.

Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick are the parents of four children: Cora May, the wife of Roy Thompson, of Radnor, Indiana, is the mother of three children, Ruth Lenore, Frank K. and Mary Belle; Laura Catherine, who died in infancy; James E., who married Leah Smith, has one son, Robert Lewis, a liveryman, of Butler; Leland Bryan, who lives on his father's farm, married Gladys Herron and they have one son, Samuel Elmo.

Mr. Kirkpatrick is a member of Wildcat Lodge No. 311, Free and Accepted Masons, and his wife is a member of lodge No. 353, Order of the Eastern Star.

The Kirkpatrick family are earnest and consistent members of the Presyterian church, and Mr. Kirkpatrick has served as trustee of this church during the past ten years. Politically, he is a an adherent of the Democratic party.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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