Third Generation


10. Alexander Kirkpatrick was born about 1726 in Northern Ireland.


Alexander Kirkpatrick was born about 1726 in Northern Ireland (presumed to be Belfast) after his father had removed their family from Scotland in 1725.

Alexander, who married Margaret Anderson of Boundbrook, New Jersey who went to New York and married there, and one daughter, Martha, wife of John Stevenson, then of Morristown, afterwards of New York. Alexander, the father, was a surveyor, subsequently a merchant, and kept a store at Peapack.

Two sons (Alexander Kirkpatrick 1670), Alexander and Andrew Kirkpatrick, came to the colonies together. Their story is recounted in an article titled "Kirkpatrick Family of Somerset Co" in the "Somerset County historical Quarterly" Vol. III (1994). They came over with their wives and children in a particularly bad crossing where they ran out of food. The families landed in New Castle, DE starving and broke and ended up going to New Jersey on foot.

Margaret Anderson was born (date unknown).

Alexander Kirkpatrick and Margaret Anderson had the following children:

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Martha Kirkpatrick.