James Edwin/Edmond Singleton Kirkpatrick
Initally, James Kirkpatrick undertook the study of medicine but after a prank he was tossed out of medical school. He was called "Ed" and led a somewhat roving life.
James Kirkpatrick was a farmer.
James and Lucrita moved to Wilmington, California during the 1880's.
The following information is from a letter from Mildred Flowers: The second marriage was a woman from Louisiana named Lucretia, of French ancestry and who died during the Civil War. James and Lucretia had four children but two died of yellow fever. When she died of fever, the two surviving children by her were sent to France to the dead wifes kenfolks. Their names are no longer remembered by relatives. The children were no longer heard from after their half-sister, Anna heard from them in 1885. The yellow fever episode, according to the story, occurred during the Civil War when Kirkpatrick was serving with the 17th Louisana Infantry.
During the Civil War, James served in Company D, 17th Louisiana Infantry, in a detached service aboard a Gun Boat in AR. When his ship was blown up, he disserted the Confederate Service in 1867. He married in Gullespie, TX to Jane Elizabeth Bradbury. All Jane's brothers were veterans of the TX War of Independence. They received Grants of land for their service to the Republic of Texas. James Bradbury was killed by Commanchee Indians in Kinble County, TX in 1872. It is stated James also served as a private also in Company C, 17th Louisana Infantry. He enlisted 30 Sept 1861, Camp Moore, Louisana, temporarily transferred to the Confederate States gun boat Ark, 23 July 1862, but was absent without leave after the destruction of the gunboat. Neither he nor a widow applied for a Louisana Civil War pension.
Ms. Betty Snow, American Embassy, Bridgetown, FPO AA 34055-0002; indicated in her letter of 12/26/1995, that in several places from my material, first wife was listed as the second wife. James Kirkpatrick and Jane E. Bradbury were mentioned as well. I will get clarification on this in my response letter to her.
14 APR 1906 Downey, Los Angeles Co., CA
10 APR 1906 Another possible death date 
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