Fourth Generation


43. Andrew Kirkpatrick was born on 17 February 1756 in Mine Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey. He died in 1831 at the age of 75. He held the title of Judge.


Andrew Kirkpatrick, third son of David Kirkpatrick, Esq., and Mary McEowen, was born at Mine Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey. He graduated at the College of New Jersey, in 1775, while Dr. Witherspoon was President; he, shortly after completing his legal studies, entered upon the practice of the law at New Brunswick, where he married Jane Bayard, daughter of Colonel John Bayard. Of their children ---- (1) the Hon. Littleton Kirkpatrick, attorney-at-law, graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1815, was a member of the House of Representatives, at Washington, from his native state; married, but no children survive him. (2) John Bayard Kirkpatrick, Esq., graduated at Queen's (now Rutgers) College in 1815; was for some time connected with one of the Departments at Washington, and died, leaving two sons and two daughters. (3) Mary Ann, wife of the Rev. Samuel B. Howe, D.D., for some time pastor of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, New Brunswick. (4) Jane, wife of the Rev. Jonathan Cogswell; D.D., formerly Professor of Ecclesiastical history in the East Windsor Theological Seminary, both now deceased, leaving one daughter.

Andrew, their father, was elected a member of the House of Assembly of New Jersey, in 1797, and sat with that body during the first session; but on the 17th of January, 1798, he resigned his seat, having accepted the office of Chief Justice of the state, as successor to the Hon. James Kinsey. Chief Justice Kirkpatrick was for twenty years a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey. He was one of the original Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary; is the first person named in the Charter granted by the Legislature of New Jersey, November 15, 1822; and was the first President of the Board, holding that office until his death, which occurred in 1831.

Jane Bayard, daughter of John Bayard, was born (date unknown).

Andrew Kirkpatrick and Jane Bayard had the following children:

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Littleton Kirkpatrick was born on 19 October 1787 in New Jersey.9 He died on 15 August 1859 at the age of 71 in Saratoga Co., New York.9,10 He was buried in Van Liew Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.9 Littleton held the title of Hon..


The Hon. Littleton Kirkpatrick, attorney-at-law, graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1815, was a member of the House of Representatives, at Washington, from his native state; married, but no children survive him.

Andrew, their father, was elected a member of the House of Assembly of New Jersey, in 1797, and sat with that body during the first session; but on the 17th of January, 1798, he resigned his seat, having accepted the office of Chief Justice of the state, as successor to the Hon. James Kinsey. Chief Justice Kirkpatrick was for twenty years a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey. He was one of the original Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary; is the first person named in the Charter granted by the Legislature of New Jersey, November 15, 1822; and was the first President of the Board, holding that office until his death, which occurred in 1831.

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John Bayard Kirkpatrick was born (date unknown).

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Mary Ann Kirkpatrick.

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Jane Kirkpatrick.