177. John Foster Kirkpatrick was born on 14 September 1817 in Jackson Co., Tennessee.13,60 He died on 16 March 1869 at the age of 51 in Franklin Co., Illinois.13,60 He was buried in Reid Cemetery, Franklin Co., Illinois. John Foster Kirkpatrick was born in Jackson County, Tennessee on 14 September 1817. He married Hester A. Dial, a native of Tennessee, on 22 January 1840. This man most often, according to our research, seemed to use the name Foster Kirkpatrick to differentiate himself from his cousin of the same name in the same area. Foster Kirkpatrick died 16 March 1869. Hester died 31 December 1899. Foster lived in Franklin County, Illinois, and he was a farmer.
John Foster Kirkpatrick and Hester Ann Dial were married on 28 January 1840 in Perry Co., Illinois.61 Hester Ann Dial, daughter of ??? Dial and May ???, was born on 9 June 1818 in Tennessee.13,62 She died on 31 December 1899 at the age of 81 in Franklin Co., Illinois.13,60 She was buried in Reid Cemetery, Franklin Co., Illinois.13 On the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Mission, Neosho Co., Kansas, Hester M. Kirkpatrick, age 62, is in the household of her son, William A. Kirkpatrick.
On the 1900 U. S. Census of Venita, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, H. A. Kirkpatrick is listed with her son-in-law W. M. Hobbs and daughter N. J. This is not what most sources show, that she died in 1899 in Illinois.
Also on her daughter Nancy Jane's death certificate from Missouri, it states her mother's maiden name is Dye not Dial.
John Foster Kirkpatrick and Hester Ann Dial had the following children: