76. James Kirkpatrick was born in 1761 in South Carolina.22 He died in 1828 at the age of 67 in Chester Co., South Carolina.22 James, the oldest son of Francis Kirkpatrick, was born abt. 1761 in South Carolina and died in 1828 in Chester County, SC. His wife was named Jennet but we don't have her surname. Captain Day Jewell speculates that she may have been Jennet Hill, daughter of Josiah Hill. It has also been suggested that her maiden name may have been Love.
James served in the American Revolution as a private in Captain Felix Warley's Company of Colonel William Thompson's 3d South Carolina Line, Continental Establishment*. He was a prisoner of war after the fall of Charleston, May 1780, and escaped after about nine months. He was awarded a pension by the U.S. Government for his Revolutionary War service. File number in the National Archives is S38897. The papers state that Kirkpatrick enlisted Feb. 1779 and was in the Battle of Stono and the Siege of Savannah. Additionally, one Robert Wilson swore that he knew James Kirkpatrick in 1779. Wilson was an enlisted man who served sixteen months in the 3d Regiment, including the time when Charleston was taken by the British. A pension was awarded to Kirkpatrick 23 December 1818, while he was a resident of Chester County, South Carolina.
Kirkpatrick died intestate. His death citation was read 14 July 1828.
This man is the one most often confused with James Kirkpatrick, son of James, the presumed immigrant. A number of genealogies start in error with this son of Francis but the death dates clearly distinguish between the two. This James Kirkpatrick was NOT shot and killed by a group of Tories in 1781, but rather died of natural causes in 1828.
*(SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, Vol 5, Jan 1904, "Pay Roll of the 3d Regt., Aug., Sept. and Oct. 1779, Capt. Felix Warley's Company." This payroll is in the library of Yale University--see footnote in magazine, page 144.)
Jennet Hill was born between 1757 and 1776.22 She died between 1799 and 1825 at the age of 42.22
James Kirkpatrick and Jennet Hill had the following children: