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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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David Sevier Kirkpatrick and Catherine White


Biography to be written.


Here are some snippets others have written:

In 1822,David Sevier Kirkpatrick took his whole family by longboat (a wooden flat bottom boat designed for shallow rivers) down the Holxsten to Tennessee and through the shoals in Alabama to the Ohio River, down to the Mississippi River where they built camp for the winter on the Missouri side late in 1822.  David Sevier Kirkpatrick died of malaria while they were waiting for spring to break and was buried on the banks of the Mississippi.  Most historians claim he is buried at Cairo, IL, but since they built their camp on the Missouri side, it's most likely he was buried there, not in Illinois.



David, the oldest son of John Hugh Kirkpatrick, left E. Tennessee in 1823 for the distant State of Missouri with his wife and 12 children. He was 63   years old and he and his sons built a large flat boat on the Holston Rivers and after loading thereon their family possessions and supplies for the trip,  began their journey down the river, bound for the western wilderness via the water route which included the Tennessee as well as the Ohio and Mississippi  Rivers. How they managed to get over Muscle Shoals (on the Tennessee River in Alabama) no man knows- probably abandoning the first boat and making  their way below the Shoals and continuing on another boat. Next he is on the Ohio River At Cairo, Illinois where he died and was taken ashore and buried in the wilderness. The wife and children continued their journey on the boat and landed and settled in Washington Co. Missouri.


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