Farmer, Roseville Township (postoffice, Roseville ); is one of the few representatives in the North and West of the old and honored Kirkpatrick family of Tennessee . It was in that State that Josiah Kirkpatrick, his grandfather, was born. Mary (Arnold ) Kirkpatrick, his grandmother, was born in Ohio . Jacob Kirkpatrick, his father, who was born in Sangamon County , Ill. , married Huldah Adkinson, a native of Swan Township . Warren County , and a daughter of Joseph and Fannie Adkinson, who were born in the South, the last mentioned in old Virginia . Jacob Kirkpatrick came when quite young to Swan Township , and, during all his active years, was a farmer and stock raiser. He died October 19, 1898 . His widow lives at Roseville . They had three children: Willis; Mary, who married Rufus Taylor; and Henry,the immediate subject of this sketch.

The latter was born in Swan Township, August 25, 1860, and was educated at Monmouth. All through his youth, when he was not in school, Mr. Kirkpatriek assisted his father in the management of his farm, and after he became of age he worked on the old home place three years, which comprised about 540 acres. He married, at Roseville, September 26, 1886, Mary A. Taylor, who was born in Berwick Township, August 12, 1856, a daughter of William and Marietta Taylor, natives respectively of Indiana and New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor came to Illinois with their parents, who were early settlers in Berwick Township. After their marriage they located in Roseville Township, where Mr. Taylor became a leading farmer, and where he died. His widow lives in Rcseville. Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatriek are the owners of 312 acres of good land, and their home is one of the pleasantest and most hospitable in its vicinity. They have five children named as follows in the order of their birth: Hugh J., Floy H., Earl H., Frank C. and Mildred. Mr. Kirkpatriek is a Republican, and has been Road Commissioner, Tax Collector and School Director, and for three years has been Township School Treasurer.


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