John Newton Kirkpatrick

John Newton Kirkpatrick (1831 - 1916)

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Dr. John Newton Kirkpatrick
Born in Duquin, Franklin County, Illinois, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Batesville, Lawrence Co., ARmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri, USAmap
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Categories: 45th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, United States Civil War.



He entered the St. Louis Medical College, later returned to Randolph Co., AR

Educated in the Subscription Schools of the County, until 1856.

Owner of 366 acres of land and considerable property

Accumulating town property, business house, stock of drugs & personal property.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast AR by the Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889

Randolph County, AR - Pages 405-406

Dr. J. N. Kirkpatrick, Elm Store, AR. To the people of Randolph, as well as surrounding counties, the name that heads this sketch is by no means an unfamiliar one, for the owner is ever to be found by the bedside of the sick and afflicted, and his career as a practitioner and thorough student of medicine has won for him no less a reputation than have his personal characteristics as a citizen and neighbor. His parents, E. S. and Annie (Woodrome) Kirkpatrick, were both natives of TN. The father, who was born February 22, 1810, came to AR in 1835, settled in Big Bottom, on White River, Independence County, and there remained one year. In 1836, he moved to Lawrence County, and settled on Reed's Creek, twenty miles northeast to Batesville, AR, where he bought 160 acres of land, and where he reared his family. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Annie Woodrome, daughter of John Woodrome, whom he wedded in 1830. To them were born ten children, and seven of these lived to be grown: J.N. ; James E., living in Wilmington, Cal., ; W.T., living in Franklin County, Ill., A.R. living in Oregon County, MO; and H.C. living in this county; the others are now deceased. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born on the 3rd of March, 1841, and died in 1860. For his second wife, Mr. Kirkpatrick selected Mrs. Elizabeth (Goacher) Smithee, and to this marriage were four children, only one now living, Eva J., a teacher in Conway County. E. S. Kirkpatrick was a brick and stone mason by trade, and some of the first houses in Batesville are monuments of his handiwork. When he first came to this State, he brought with him only a team, but later became the owner of considerable property and about 500 acres of land. Mr. Kirkpatrick was in the Black Hawk War, and was in the fight at Kellog's Grove, under Maj. Demet, and had his horse killed from under him in this fight. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and politically he was a Democrat. He died in September, 1876. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was also a member of the same church. The paternal grandfather, John Kirkpatrick, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was in the battle of New Orleans. The paternal great-grandfather was a native of SC, was in the Revolutionary War also, and served under Gen. Gates during the entire term of service. Dr. Kirkpatrick was born in Franklin County, Illinois, October 30, 1831, and was educated in the subscription schools of the county, attending such schools as were available until 1856. He then entered the St. Louis Medical College and afterward came back to AR, and settled in Randolph County, where he now resides. This was in 1857, and he has since lived in the same place, practicing over a large territory, often riding thirty-five miles to relieve some suffering mortal. The Doctor resided here at the time of the war but did not enter the service. He was married, in 1856, to Miss Sarah Catherine Wann, a native of Alabama, and the fruits of this union were nine children, these now living: Robert S., Eleanor A. (wife of H.A. Clark), Albert N., Hiram T., Charles M., and R.F. When the Doctor first commenced his practice in this section, he had the modest sum of 25 cents in his pocket, and borrowed a horse to ride. By close attention to his profession, he has accumulated considerable property, and is the owner of 366 acres. He has also his town property, consisting of business house and stock of drugs, and also a good deal of personal property. He is W.M. of the Masonic Lodge, and in politics is a Democrat. [1]




When the Dr. first began his practice he had 25 cents & a borrowed horse.

Doctor of Medicine and worked Elm Store, Randolph Co., AR for 50 yrs.

John became a (M.D.) Doctor of Medicine and worked as a doctor for 50 years in the town of Elm Store, Randolph Co., AR. Received from: Mildred Flowers (1992)


John Newton Kirkpatrick served for the Confederates in the Civil War. He enlisted in Lawrence Co., AR and was pardoned at Jacksonport, AR.
The Forty-Fifth AR Confederate Cavalry
There is little information available about the Forty-fifth, Colonel Milton Baber, a member of Colonel R. G. Shaver's Thirty eighth AR Confederate Infantry, raised the unit in the last summer and fall of 1864. The most notable event in which the 45th participated was General Sterling Price's Raid in MO in the fall of 1864. Colonel Baber was captured during the expedition at Independence MO. and Colonel J.W. Clark assumed command. It was Colonel Clark who surrendered the unit in June, 1865. Most of the compiled service records contain only one card extracted from lists of men paroled at Jacksonport, AR on 5 June 1865. Ages and birthplaces listed in this roster are from the extracts of paroled solders and are probably the ages as of June, 1865. [2]
The Roster - These men were enlisted in Lawrence Co, Powhatan or New Hope Church:
KIRKPATRICK, D.D., PVT - CO C - age 23, born AR
KIRKPATRICK, F.M., PVT - CO C - age 21, born AR
KIRKPATRICK, H.C., PVT - CO C - age 19, born AR
KIRKPATRICK, J.N., PVT - Co C - age 33, born IL
W. M. of the Masonic Lodge
Politics: Democrat


16 DEC 1916 Thayer, Oregon Co., MO
Died in Thayer, MO but buried elsewhere.


Hope Cemetery, Imboden, Randolph Co., AR


  1. Received from: Emma Gail Kirkpatrick-Tompkins (1995); Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast AR by the Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889, Randolph County, AR - Pages 405-406;
  2. This information was taken from the Microfilm Publication Number 317 and from the introduction of the Roster of the 45th Cavalry, by Desmond Walls Allen of AR Research.
  • This person was created through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged on 22 September 2010 by MG Pitts.

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John Newton Kirkpatrick, 29 Nov 1879 Arkansas Gazette (AR) Newspaper article
John Newton Kirkpatrick, 29 Nov 1879 Arkansas Gazette (AR) Newspaper article


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