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John McC. KIRKPATRICK, a.k.a., John KIRK
Martha MECUM
Husband:  John McC. KIRKPATRICK / KIRK
Birth:  31 Jan 1824, Allegheny Co., PA
Death:  15 Aug 1908, Old Soldier's Home, Leavenworth, KS
Occupation:  wagonmaker, butcher, plasterer
Military Service:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co. D, 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Light Artillery
 
Our subject is being attached to these parents, which I believe is an error, for reasons discussed on their page
Father:  Samuel KIRKPATRICK
Mother:  Barbara ELLIOTT

I doubt if our subject can be confidently attached to the correct family, much less to the correct parents, without Y-DNA testing.

Marriage:  2 Jul 1846, Jefferson Co., OH
Wife:  Martha MECUM
Birth:  1 Mar 1823, OH
Death:  1 Nov 1893, Wheeling, Livingston Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel MECUM / MICUM (1765/6-<1870) of NJ
Mother:  Sarah __?__ (c1789->1870) of NJ
Child:
1.  Cyrus Wells C. KIRKPATRICK / KIRK, 6 Dec 1846, Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH
Adopted Child:
2.  Mattie MAGGARD - KIRK, b., 1863/4, MO
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Kirkpatrick, John M. Mecum, Marhta (sic) Jul 2, 1846 Jefferson Co.

1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com): 

1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Saml. KIRKPATRIC (æ 40-49) is living with his family (011 110 100 - 011 000 100) in the Town of Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH (p. 11B/12A).  Danl. MICUM (æ 60-69 indexed "Danl Micucci") and his family (111 000 001 - 121 110 100) are living in Salem Twp., Jefferson Co., OH (p. 76).

1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Samuel KIRKPATRICK (æ 50-59) and his family (000 200 010 - 000 110 100) are living in the Town of Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH (p. 66B).  Daniel MICUM (æ 70-79) and family (011 110 000 100 - 011 100 010) are living in Island Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., OH (p. 175B-176A).

a.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 28):  Ross Twp., Jefferson Co., OH, Roll M432_699, p. 466B, 1342/1284, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Kirkpatrick 24 M   Waggonmaker   Pa
Martha     "  25 F       Ohio
Cyrus W    "   3 M       "

b.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 42):  Knox Twp., Jefferson Co., OH, Roll M432_699, p. 494B, 1623/1674, enumerated 27 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John m Kirkpatrick 24 M   Wagon Maker   Pa
Martha       " 21 F       Ohio
Cyrus W C  "  3 M       "

c.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John's widowed mother, Barbara (ELLIOTT) KIRKPATRICK (æ 70, b. PA), is living with a married son in Wayne Twp., Butler Co., OH (p. 361B).  Martha's parents, Daniel MICUM (æ 84, b. NJ; basketmaker) & Sarah (æ 61, b. NJ), are living in Island Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., OH (p. 532B).

1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find the KIRKs or the MECUM/MICUMs, and I really looked.  Wherever they are, they appear to be together in a location missed by the enumerator or the pages were later lost.

1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #93 of 154):  Farmersville P.O., City of Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, Roll 593_789, p. 484A, PN 40, 32/32 or 336/337, enumerated 17 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Kirk John 46 M W Butcher     Pennsylvania
____ Martha 47 F W Housekeeper     O
____ Cyrus W 22 M W Plasterer 1200   O
Maggard Mattie  6 F W       Mo
Mecum Sarah 84 F W       Tenn
Sarah would appear to be Martha's mother; however, she was born in NJ.

1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 18):  Village of Wheeling, Livingston Co., MO, Roll 700, p. 136D, PN 16, SD 7, ED 169, enumerated 12 June 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
138 151 Kirk John W M 56     / Plasterer   Penna Penna Penna
    ____ Martha W F 58 Wife   / Housekeeping   Ohio New Jer New Jer
    ____ Mattie W F 16 Adopt Dau /   At home / Mo Mo (Mo)

1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #
 

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online at www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ and Ancestry.com):
Name John Kirk
Side Union
Regiment State/Origin Pennsylvania
Regiment Name Batt'D, Batt'n Pa. L. Art'y. (100 Days, 1864)
Regiment Name Expanded 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (100 days, 1864)
Rank In Private
Rank Out Private
Film Number M554 roll 65

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name John Kirk
Residence 19 May 1864
Rank at enlistment Private
State Served Pennsylvania
Survived the War? Yes
Service Record Enlisted in Company D, Pennsylvania Knap's Light Artillery Regiment on 19 May 1864. Mustered out on 15 Sep 1864.
Sources History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

Civil War Pension Index (index and images online at Ancestry.com):
Name of Soldier Kirk, John
Name
of
Dependent
Widow  
Minor  
   D 1 Pa Lt Arty
Service  
Date of Filing Claim Application No. Certificate No. State from which Filed
1881 Aug 2 Invalid 427030 904714 Mo
Widow
Minor

Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name John Kirk Martha Kirk
Birth 31 Jan 1824
Allegheny Co., PA
1 Mar 1823
Death 15 Aug 1908
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Co., KS
1 Nov 1893
Burial Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS
Wheeling Cemetery
Wheeling, Livingston Co., MO
Inscription JNO. KIRK
CO. D.
I PA. L.A.
MOTHER
MARTHA WIFE OF 
JOHN KIRK
BORN MAR. 1, 1823
DIED NOV. 1, 1893
Memorial # 3673179 61822101
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