2. Alexander Kirkpatrick was born in 1685 in Wallaces House, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He died on 3 June 1758 at the age of 73 in Mine Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey.
The spot was well chosen, about two miles west from the present site of Baskingridge in Somerset County, New Jersey. It embraced the southern slope of Round Mountain in a well-timbered region, with unfailing springs of pure water, the rich meadow-land through which Mine Brook runs with sufficient fall of water for a mill-seat, and with these material advantages, a charming picturesque view of the adjacent region. The spring of water is still there, marking the site of the original log house, and until within a few years could be seen the remains of the apple trees planted by Alexander Kirkpatrick and his sons. This improvement many of the early propriety leases required. In a lease of one hundred and thirty seven acres, (which it may be remarked with a minor portion of what the family eventually obtained by title in fee simple) granted November 23, 1747, to Alexander Kirkpatrick, he agrees "to plant an orchard of at least one apple tree for every six acres, all regular in one orchard, and to keep up the number planted and to keep the orchard in good fence."
Alexander Kirkpatrick died at Mine Brook, June 3, 1758, mentioning in his will, which was executed "in articulo mortis," his wife Elizabeth, his sons Andrew, David, and Alexander, his son-in-law Duncan McEowen, his youngest daughter Mary, and his grandson Alexander.
It is worthy of notice that when he came to America with his family he was accompanied by his brother Andrew. This brother Andrew had two sons, John and David, and two daughters, Martha, wife of Joseph Linn, and Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Roy, all of whom removed to Sussex County, and there remained.
Alexander Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth ???-AK had the following children: