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James Rutledge Sr. & Frances Skaggs | George Rutledge and Rose Boyer | James Bernard Rutledge and Nancy Estes | James William Rutledge and Rubina Wright | Wilson Alvin, Sr. and Jessie Mae Wright (Wilson's WWII page)

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Daughters of the Revolutionary War lineage:
Nancy Estes's parents (John D. Estes and Catherine Jane Kirkpatrick) (John's parents unknown)

Catherine Kirkpatrick's parents (Joseph Marion Kirkpatrick and Martha Patsy Ross)

Martha Patsy Ross's parents William Ross and Eliza Jane Allen | William Hugh Ross, Jr. and Mary Griffin

Other Ancestors:

Frances Skaggs parents: James Skaggs and Frances Beeler |

Joseph Kirkpatrick's parents ( David Sevier Kirkpatrick and Catherine White) | John Hugh Kirkpatrick and Margaret "Jane" Wilkins (possible Revoluntary War; there are 2 John Hugh Kirkpatricks)

Catherine White's parents (Joseph White and Janet Mebane)

Rutledge DNA Connection: Edward Gent Rutledge | James Enos Rutledge | William Richard Rutledge | Richard William Rutledge | Harry Milton Rutledge | Edgar Rutledge Taylor | (This line is connected by DNA, but we have not yet put together the puzzle pieces)

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John D. Estes and Catherine Jane Kirkpatrick

John D. Estes was born in Missouri in 1820.

Catherine Jane Kirkpatrick was born in Missouri on November 12, 1824, to Joseph Marian Kirkpatrick and Catherine White.


John and Catherine were married on December 15, 1842, in Washington County by James Kinkead, Preacher of the Gospel.


In 1843, John and Catherine had a daughter, Martha A. Estes.


In 1848, John and Catherine had a daughter, Mary Catherine Estes.


On November 21, 1845, John and Catherine had a daughter Eliza Jane Estes.


In the 1850 census, Washington County, Concord Township, John is 30 years old and Catherine is 26 years old. John is a farmer. Children in the home are Martha A. (7) and Eliza J. (5). Also in the home is Mary C. Estes, age 21 (who is this, a sister?)
Living next door is David Kirkpatrick and his family. David is Catherine's brother(????).


On February 20, 1953, John and Catherine had a son, David William Estes.


In January 1854, John and Catherine had a daughter, Nancy Estes.


On May 31, 1858, John and Catherine had a daughter, Lucy Alice Estes.



In the 1860 Census, Washington County, Concord Township, Irondale Post Office, John (41) has an occupation of collier (mining coal) and born in Missouri. Catherine (36) is also born in Missouri and is marked as "cannot read." Children in the home are Martha (16), Eliza (14), Mary (12), David (7), Nancy (4) and Lucy (2).


In 1861, John and Catherine have a son, James T. Estes.


John was in the civil war (1861-1865). This is a snapshot of the record (get the records).

Did John die in the civil war? Catherine is a widow in the 1880 census, so John died between the civil war and 1880.


In the 1880 census, Washington County, Union Township, District 180, Catherine (56) is listed as C.J. and is a widow keeping house. She is born in Missouri and both of her parents are born in Missouri. Her son, James (19) is living in the home with an occoupation of lead miner.

Also in the home is a grandson, W.E. Close (9) (son of daughter Martha A. Estes). Catherine's daughter, Lucy, is living next door with her husband Stephen John Rutledge and daughter M.J. Stephen John Rutledge is the brother of daughter Nancy's husband, James Bernard Rutledge.


Catherine died in 1890 (find death record).


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