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David Kallender ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

James Kallender ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Immanuel Kant ~ 1724-1804 ~ One of the most important philosophers in history, he was the grandson of Richard Cant, an immigrant Scottish innkeeper in Prussia.14

Isabella Kay ~ Born in Edinburgh. Gave language lessons to young women in 1836. 14

John Kearns ~ Died October 21, 1884; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Captain NFN Keay ~ Captained the Taeping, one of 16 ships in the Great Tea Race of 1866. Raced from Foochow for London in May of 1866 and arrived after 99 days and 16,000 miles.14

John Hume Kedzie ~ 1815-1903 ~ Mr. Kedzie was born in Stamford, Connecticut, September 8, 1815. Adam Kedzie, the grandfather of our subject emigrated from Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland, with his wife and eight children. They arrived in 1795, and settled in Delaware County, New York. The maternal grandfather Robert Hume, crossed the Atlantic on the same vessel as the Kedzie family. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1841, and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He moved to Chicago that year and began the practice of law. He gradually switched to real estate and became one of the leading men in Chicago. His property dealing were mostly on the West and North sides, and Kedzie Avenue on the west side is named in his honor. In 1868, he moved to Evanston and was instrumental in laying out the Kedzie and Keeney's addition, which formed the nucleus of South Evanston. Kedzie street in Evanston is named in his honor. He was also involved in founding and developing Ravenswood and took an active part in laying out the Lurton and Kedzie addition to Jacksonville, Illinois. He saw the city laid to waste by the great fire in 1871. In Evanston, he built a beautiful residence that was destroyed by fire on December 9, 1873. The replacement residence was also destroyed by fire in December, 1880. Mr. Kedzie married twice. In July, 1850, he married Mary Elizabeth Austin of Greene County, New York. She died July 16, 1854. Three years later he married Mary Elizabeth of Chicago and they became the parents of five children. "He was ever a champion of liberty, the opponent of oppression and an advocate of freedom. Naturally he became opposed to the system of slavery in the South, espousing the cause of the abolitionist party, and met with five or six others in the first meetings held to organize the republican party in Illinois. He was president of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1854. He died April 9, 1903, having traveled life's journey for nearly eight-eight years." Mr. Kedzie is buried in a family plot at Rosehill cemetery Section M, Lot 73-75. Ten persons are buried here. Seven bear the name Kedzie. Two are named Parker and there is one Lucy B. Kent. The age range is 1-87. The last burial was John Hume Kedzie who died December 7, 1953.12Alice Keep ~ Wife Watson F. Blair m. 1883.11Garrison Keillor ~ He was the creator of The Prairie Home Companion, the most popular program in the history of American public radio and of its mythical town, Lake Wobegon.14

Benjamin Franklin Keith ~ 1846-1914 ~ A theater proprietor, he was of Scottish descent.17

Duncan Keith ~ Redemptioner to Baltimore 1775. He was 30, a carpenter and sailed on the Nancy.10

Rev. George Keith ~ A native of Aberdeen, he became Surveyor-General of New Jersey in 1684. He founded the town of Freehold and marked out the dividing line between East and West Jersey. In 1693 he issued the first printed protest against human slavery, "An Exhortation & Caution to Friends concerning Buying and Keeping of Negroes," New York, 1693.17

James Keith ~ Left Marischal College in Aberdeen in 1661 to take up the most challenging post offered to a Scots clergyman. At Bridgewater, the first inland settlement in the new Massachusetts colony. The parsonage built for this Aberdeen teenager still stands and is said to be the oldest Episcopal parsonage in the US.1

John Keith ~ Keith and two sculptors was later appointed to assist the committee on design of the Burns Memorial.

Thomas Keith ~ a 21 year old soldier serving with the British army in Egypt. Keith was taken prisoner and enslaved by the Turks in 1807. In rapid order he took the name of Ibrahim Aga, embraced Islam, fought a duel, was sentenced to death, then escaped and became a general in charge of the Marmeluke horsemen, the most barbarous unit in the Pasha's army. In 1812 at 26, he was made treasurer, the second highest post in the court of the pasha. In the same year Keith was the first man to breach the walls in the conquest of Medina and was made governor of this, the holy city where Mohammed is buried. A few years later he was hacked to death in an ambush, but not before he had killed four of his adversaries. He died not yet 30 years old.14

William Keith ~ 1839-1911 ~ Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. Completed a series of drawings of the Rocky Mountain routes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He reached America in the mid-1800's and produced black and white sketches of the west coast and the Sierras before going into landscapes. He was an environmentalist and friend of John Muir. His best paintings are probably of the giant redwood trees.1,17

Sir William Keith ~ a Scot related to the "Illinois Country" during the era of French Domination. As far back as 1718, the time of John Law, Sir William who was royal Governor of Pennsylvania (1717-1726), sent out an agent, James Logan (a Scot?) to explore this region, with the object of discovering some routes to the Mississippi which might be of use to the British. This is chronicled in the "History of Chicago" Vol I, p.79.6,14

Edward Henry Kellogg ~ b. 1828 ~ Manufacturer of lubricating oils was of Scottish descent.17

Charles Kelly ~ Husband of Janet Andrew, s/o John and Mary (Kelly) Kelly. He was b. at Killanen, parish of Campbelltown 19 Oct. 1834; d. 17 Feb. 1891. They had three children.19Colin Purdie Kelly, Jr. ~ Captain and bomber pilot who was shot down and killed on December 10, 1941. He was the first American hero of WWII. Captain Kelly was of Scottish Presbyterian ancestry.14

Hugh Kelly ~ Died January 25, 1907; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Isabel Kelly ~ wife of Charles Brown, mother of Helen Brown.19

Nancy Willis Kelly ~ 1837-1921 ~ Wife of David Stewart Kennedy. she was born near the town of Indiana, Indiana County, PA and died in Oak Park, IL. she graduated from Westminster College in the class of 1858, the same class as her husband. She is buried in Oak Mound.4

Alexander Kelman ~ Died October 24, 1898; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

James Kelman ~ He shocked the English-speaking world in 1994 with the coarse Glaswegian of How Late It Was, How Late, but won the Booker Prize anyway.14

Jane Mathes Kelton ~ She and her son, Andrew Kelton, heirs of Scottish-American television magnate Curtis Mathes, are currently developing an entire 340-acre "city" at a cost of more than $1 billion. Situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, the project is call the Highlands and displays a thistle logo.14

Lord Kelvin,(William Thomson) ~ 1824-1907 ~ He has been called the architect of 19th century physics. He was born in Belfast of Scottish ancestry and spent most of his life in Glasgow. He invented the electric apparatus for the first transatlantic cable, supervised its construction and sent the first signals between Europe and America. He completely reinvented the mariner's compass and produced the tidal gauge, the tide predictor, the mirror galvanometer and an advanced sounding apparatus. His most important work consisted of his discovery of the second law of thermodynamics. He also introduced the term "kinetic energy" to science. He holds an interesting world distinction in education. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, when he entered Glasgow University in 1834 at age 10, he was the youngest undergraduate in history.14

Edward Kemeys ~ Sculptor of the Lions in front of the Art Institute in Chicago.6

John Kemp ~ 1763-1812 ~ Born in Auchlossan, near Aboyne. Mathematician educated at Marischal College in Aberdeen. By 1782 he was in America and was teaching mathematics at Columbia College, NY. At the age of 23 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. He served the college for three decades and is given credit by Dewitt Clinton with the idea of constructing the Eric Canal across NY state.1

Danell Kemper ~ - Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Hugh Kenardy ~ Indentured servant 5 years 1699. Sent to America at 35 years of age.10

D. Kendall ~ Larrabee street, lost furniture in the Chicago fire.

Dr. Henry W. Kendall ~ An American of Scottish ancestry who shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1990 with Dr. Richard E. Taylor, a Canadian-Scot and one other. They received their awards for their work in confirming the reality of quarks.14

John C. Kendrew ~ b. 1917 ~ An Englishman with ancestors from the Orkneys, shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1962 for discovering the molecular structure of hemoglobin and myoglobin.14

Elizabeth Kenndy ~ Mother Thomas Dunbar b. 1864.11

Mary Kenneday ~ Indentured Serv. N. Carolina 1774. She was 21, a spinster and sailed on the Joseph & Mary.10

Mrs. A. Kennedy ~ Died May 28, 1878; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Archibald Kennedy ~ 1685-1763 ~ Born in Wigtownshire and a relative of the Earl of Cassilis, he was a real estate speculator. He was collector of Customs of the Port of New York and Member of the Provincial Council. In his letters to headquarters and in his reports he urged the importance of the American Colonies to the mother country and advocated measures which, if carried out, would undoubtedly have strengthened their loyalty and added to their wealth and prosperity. Kennedy was also a prophet of the revolution, saying that 'one country could not continue its subjection to another simply because their grandmothers were acquainted'.1 He was the richest property owner in colonial New York but tried to stay neutral during the revolution. He found himself accused as a Loyalist and had most of his property confiscated. His townhouse at 1 Broadway was appropriated by George Washington and served as his headquarters in 1776.14,17

David Kennedy ~ Began business in 1795 at a site known as Mechanics' Hill in Moore County NC producing the Kennedy rifle. His father fled Scotland during the Jacobite troubles and had been a revolutionary war soldier and gun maker. He was soon employing 75 people. Kennedy learned that the method used in making locks was a mysterious, closely-guarded secret and he went to New York to discover the process. By playing his fiddle and telling yarns, he eventually gained entry into one of the factories. When he returned he made his own locks. The guns are much sought after by collectors.1

David Kennedy ~ Secretary of Treasurer under President Nixon. Chairman of Continental Bank. Member of Il. St. Andrew Society. Morman.

David Stewart Kennedy ~ 1834-1898 ~ Pastor of the United Presbyterian Church/Somonauk, IL in 1878. Born near Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, son of James and Sarah Reid Kennedy who were of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Married 1859 Nancy Wills Kelly. Children: Anna Kennedy, Archie Kennedy, Belle Kennedy (deceased in 1928), Harry Kennedy (deceased in 1928), James Kennedy (d. 1928), Mary Kennedy (deceased in 1928), Matilda Kennedy, Reid Kennedy, Sadie Kennedy, and Tom Kennedy. He entered Westminster College at the age of 22 and graduated in the class of 1858. Soon after this he entered the Allegheny Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1962. His first pastorate was at Center, Washington Co. PA in Chartiers Presbytery. He stayed for 10 years and went next to Sewickley, PA. After six years, he received a call from the Somonauk, IL church where he was installed in 1878. In his 14 years as minister, nearly 200 names were added to the church roll. He left in 1893 due to ill health. Buried at Oak Mound.4

George H. Kennedy ~ Early member of the society, mentioned in History of Chicago by Andrewas vol. 2, page 669, as one of the members working to purchase the plots in Rosehill. Volunteer in the Sixty-fifth infantry, also known as the Scotch regiment and was mustered out as a major on May 18, 1865 after 3 years service. Son of William Kennedy who was in the hardware business at 193 Lake under the name of William Kennedy & Sons. William Kennedy and family came to Chicago about 1846 from Alabama. He was an elder of the reformed Presbyterian Church, was elected an Alderman from Ward 7 for the term 1853-4, but died of cholera before his term expired, probably in the spring of summer of 1854. His wife and the wife of son, Alexander also died of cholera. 1985 letter written by Alice Weigand, E. 26 ~ 26th Avenue, Spokane, Wa. 99203. This was her great-great uncle.

James Kennedy ~ Father David Stewart Kennedy.4

John Kennedy ~ Ohio street, lost four houses, workshop and furniture in the Chicago fire.

John Stewart Kennedy ~ 1830-1909 ~ Financier and philanthropist, he was born at Blantyre, near Glasgow. He gave one million dollars to the Presbyterian Hospital (in NYC?) as his golden wedding anniversary gift, five hundred thousand dollars to Columbia University, besides innumerable gifts to other institutions. His will left over sixty-seven million dollars, nearly half of it for charitable purposes.17

Julia A. Kennedy ~ Died October 18, 1882; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Robert Lenox Kennedy ~ b. 1822 ~ banker and public spirited citizen, grandson of a Scot, he was President of the Trustees of the New York Public Library, an institution largely Scottish in its foundation and endowment.17

Robert V. Kennedy ~ Died September 21, 1891; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Sandy Kennedy ~ Died December 3, 1872; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Daniel Ker ~ Deported from Scotland in 1685 to work in the plantations of New England. He took part in the uprising against King James II and VII.10

John Ker ~ Found a Scots church at San Remo, Italy in 1872.14

William Ker ~ Scots Covenanter organized the first services for the Old Tennent Church in Freehold, NJ, only a few miles from the present church as early as 1692. Around this church on a Sunday in June 1778 raged significant battle in the Revolutionary War, The Battle of Monmouth. Washington forced the British back to the coast. During the battle, the church served as a field hospital. Records show that 107 Patriots were buried in a common grave with the British dead. The names of those who died appear on a monument erected by the DAR. There are three Andersons, two Bairds, a Campbell, five Craigs and four Gordons.1

Agnes Kerr ~ Wife of David R. Forgan.11

Annie Kerr ~ Died October 19, 1903; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Sir Archibald Clark Kerr ~ born in Australia to a native Scottish father and a mother of the same ancestry, he was the British ambassador to Russia whose rapport with Stalin made him important in the war especially at the "Big Three" meeting in 1943. After the war, he became ambassador to the U.S.14

Sir Charles Kerr ~ Lt. Gen who was appointed to lead the British army in the American colonies in 1775 but declined as a result of a petition signed by 100 Kerrs in America requesting that he not accept the assignment.14

Deborah Kerr ~ b. 1921 ~ Born in Helensburg, Dunbartonshire, she created the motion picture version of Anna in The King and I.1

Edward Kerr ~ b. 1842 ~ Born in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, he was founder of the Laurenceville Bronze Company (1891).17

James Kerr ~ Died November 1, 1901; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Rev. John Kerr ~ Kilmarnock, Independent Congregational minister at Forres in Moray was a leading temperance figure. In 1871 he resigned his charge, and along with James Miller, editor and publisher of The Forres Gazette, he promoted a colony in Minnesota. He secured a tract of land of some 300 square miles, but the colony was not a spectacular success.1

Malcolm Kerr ~ President of the American University of Beirut, and Father of Chicago Bull's star Steve Kerr, was murdered by Islamic militants in 1984.14

Philip Henry Kerr (eleventh Marquess of Lothian) ~ He was, from 1939 to 1940, an extremely important British ambassador to the neutral United States who was able to negotiate much for the British war effort, including fifty destroyers.14

Steve Kerr ~ Chicago Bull's star and son of Malcolm Kerr. Of the record-breaking Chicago Bulls, he is the career leader in three-point field-goal percentage (48%).14

Walter Kerr ~ Theater critic for the New York Times. In 1990 a gala party was held to honor Kerr on the occasion of renaming a theater after him the Walter Kerr Theatre.14

John Kerrin ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Glasgow, Scotland

Francis Drummind Kettles ~ Father of Robert P. Kettles.11

Robert P. Kettles ~ b. 1859 ~ Chicago Board/Trade/Lfmem Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Scotland; son Francis Drummond and Margaret (Phillips) Kettles; ed. pub. schools in Scotland; married Rachel Spence, of Dundee, Scotland, 1896. Learned milling business in Scotland and followed it there until coming to US in 1887. Grain sampler Chicago Board of Trade 1887-9; in milling business, Plano, IL 1889-91; grain sampler 1891-04, chief of grain sampling and seed inspection dept since 1904. Chicago Board of Trade (of which has been a member since 1894). Republican. Presbyterian. Mason. Mem St. Andrew Soc., Englewood Scottish Club. Recreation: reading. Residence 7108 Normal Blvd. Office: 716 Board of Trade.11

Fancis Scott Key ~ In 1814, he wrote the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" upon seeing the battered American flag still waving over Fort McHenry the morning after the U.S. Army repelled the British naval forces in Baltimore harbor. The song inspired the nation. Key was a descendant of John Ross, a Maryland planter who was Lord Baltimore's deputy agent. In addition to his Ross ancestry, two genealogists say that his English Key ancestors were originally Scottish Mackays.14

R. J. B. Keyes (First Baron Keyes) ~ Admiral who planned and directed the raid on the enemy base at Zeebrugee, Belgium in 1918 which closed the straits of Dover to German submarines. His grandmother was the Scotch-Irish Mary Anne Patton, of County Donegal.14

James Scott Kidd ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Forfar, Scotland

William Kidd (Captain Kidd) ~ 1645 ~ 1701 ~ Infamous pirate and privateer, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of a calvinist minister. He traded a small merchant fleet from New York. Fought as a privateer to protect Anglo- American trade routes in the West Indies and in 1691 was rewarded by New York City. Employed by the British Navy to stamp out piracy in the Indian Ocean, but when he killed a man, he became a pirate, using the British flag as cover. Surrendered in Boston in 1699, transported to London, tried and hanged.1,5,14,18

Kidston, Alexander ~ Father James Kidston.11

James Kidston ~ b. 1853 ~ Commn. Grain; Life Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Chicago; son Alexander and Ann (Stewart) Kidston; ed pub. schools of Chicago; married Chicago 1876 Frances J. Henry; children: William H., Ross H. Began business life in the employ of the grain commn. firm of J. H. Hurlbut & Co., 1875-83; then was in business for self in firm of Kidston & Cayzer for 3 years, and afterward alone for 8 years; then joined by his son, W. H. and later by another son, Ross H., in present firm of James Kidston & Co. Member Chicago Board of Trade. Clubs: LaGrange Country, Suburban of LaGrange, LaGrange Motor. Recreation: Baseball. Residence: LaGrange, IL. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg.11

Ross H. Kidston ~ Child James/Frances Kidston.11

William H. Kidston ~ Child James/Frances Kidston.11

Harmon Killebrew ~ Baseball player who ranks just after Kiner and ruth in career home runs per time at bat.14

William Killen ~ 1722-1805 ~ Chief Justice of Delaware, of Ulster-Scots parents.1

William Kilman ~ Indentured servant 4 years 1773. Sent to Virginia on the ship Virginia. He was a blacksmith and 23 years old.10

Maria Kilmore ~ Wife of Peter McEachron daughter of George and Eva Gertrude (Dings) Kilmore of Argyle NY. Her sister Eva Kilmore, married John Allen, and with her family was killed by Indians in Argyle NY 1777. Mr. McEachron is mentioned as having been on picket duty in Salem that day.4

Kilpatrick ~ Cella Patricii "Church of Patrick"4

Isabella Kilpatrick ~ Wife William King Pattison.11

NFN Kilpatrick ~ Farmer in Tama County, Iowa.1

Charlotte Kimball ~ b. 1873 ~ Wife of Simon Nelson Patten. Daughter of Solon Dexter and Jennie (Green) Kimball in Canton NY 1903.

Kate M. Kimball ~ Mother of Robert M. Eastman. Married Job Eastman. She belonged to one of the old families of Maine. Her father served as a soldier in the war of 1812 and afterward moved westward to Minnesota where he engaged in the lumber business and also conducted a hotel. He was a direct descendant of one of the dukes of Scotland while the ancestry in his paternal line is traced back to Roger Eastman, the Puritan forefather who came to New England in 1621.12

Mark Kimball ~ Husband of Elizabeth J. Judson.12

Ralph Kiner, (McPherran) ~ b. 1922 ~ Despite a career shortened by war and injuries and usually playing for hopeless teams, he became the second best home run hitter in history in home runs per times at bat, after babe Ruth, and won seven straight National League home run championships (1946-1952) with the then lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. Kiner is of Pennsylvania Dutch and Scotch-Irish ancestry.14

Billie Jean King,(Moffat) ~ Arguably the greatest women's tennis player of all time. At her retirement, she had been female athlete of the year twice and played in over 100 Wimbledon singles matches, a record. She was the only woman to rank in the top ten in the United States in 17 different seasons, winning four United states and six Wimbledon titles, and becoming the first woman athlete to earn over $100,000 in a single year. In 1982, she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 13th time, an event without parallel, and at age 38 was the oldest women's semifinalist in 62 years.14

Ernest J. King ~ A prominent American Naval officer in WWII, was partly of Scottish ancestry.14

Jean King ~ Mother of Alexander Robertson.11

John King ~ bookbinder, lost tools and furniture, Kinzie street in the Chicago fire.

John Crookshank King ~ 1806-1882 ~ Sculptor who hailed from Kilwinning at Ayrshire and emitraged to America in 1829. Hedied in Boston and produced a fine series of busts, among them Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, Louis Agassiz, the naturalist, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He also excelled as a maker of cameo portraits.1,17

Mary J. King ~ Mother William King Pattison.11

Alexander Kinghorn ~ From 1513-1523 he was physician to King Christian II of Denmark and in 1517 rector of the University of Copenhagen.14

Thomas Hansen Kingo ~ 1634-1707 ~ Bishop of Scottish extraction who became Denmark's greatest hymn writer.

David Kinley ~ b. 1861 ~ in Dundee, Scotland, he became a Professor of economics at University of IL. Speaker at Saint Andrew Societies anniversaries.6 (Dad, do you have any references to him?)

George Kinlock ~ Parented the first "foreign" child, George David Kinlock, in California.14

NFN Kintyre ~ Family of farmers in Argyle, IL from 1830.1

John Kinzie ~ 1763-1828 ~ his real history begins with his father whose name was McKenzie. They changed the name due to British resentment. Canadian by birth, but he spent his early years in NY. When he was 10 years old he made his way back to Quebec. He made friends with a silversmith who adopted the lad and taught him something of his own craft, a knowledge that served him well in his dealings with the Indians later in life. When his father died, his mother married John Forsythe. After two years, Mr. Forsythe recovered the runaway and they moved to Detroit. Married Mrs. MacKillup, the widow of a British officer and entered into Indian trading, having an establishment at Sandusky and at Maumee and in 1800 founded one at St. Joseph. After the move of the family to Chicago in 1803 he moved further west. They arrived in Chicago the same day (July 4th) that Major John Whistler arrived with some companies of infantry to begin construction of Fort Dearborn. At the massacre of 1812, some friendly chiefs (knowing what the Indians had planned) took possession of the boat in which were Mrs. Kinzie and her children and guarded them safely until the fighting was over. The next day they were escorted to the home of Madame Bertrand, a sister of Chief To-pu-nee-bie. Then they were conducted to Detroit and delivered as prisoners of war to the British. After he joined them the following winter the family home was established at the corner of Jefferson Ave. and Wayne St. The Americans suffered greatly as they were brought in to headquarters from time to time by their Indian captors. Colonel Kinzie bargained with the savages for the ransom of the sufferers and many of them were rescued and nursed. His father was paroled by General Proctor, but upon the suspicion that he was in correspondence with General Harrison, he was seized and sent a prisoner to Canada. At length his father was released. He had then a solitary shilling in his pocket, a coin that has since been carefully preserved by his descendants as a memento of those troublous times. (Where is it?) In 1816, they returned to their desolated home in Chicago and found that the bones of the soldiers who had fallen four years before were still lying unburied on the prairie. From these outer posts from the Menominees of Milwaukee, the Winnebagoes and Pottawattomies on Rock river and the Kickapoos in the Sangamon valley, furs and pelts were sent back to Chicago and by lake to Mackinac. He was a man of great influence among the Indians. His oldest son was John Hume Kinzie. Originally buried Fort Dearborn Cemetery, moved to original north side City Cemetery, moved to New City Cemetery and finally laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in the early 1860's.12,17, EWR files. See January 1996 History Club Newsletter, page 3

John Hume Kinzie ~ 1803-1865 ~ from the Clan Mackenzie, whose family had originally come to Canada. See Peggy and Morodock McKenzie. Born in Sandwich, Canada across the border from Detroit where his mother had gone on a visit to her sister. His family arrived on July 4, 1803 in Chicago and his education consisted of what his family could teach him. In his early boyhood in a chest of tea which had been brought by a schooner on its annual trip he found a spelling book which his cousin, Robert Forsyth, began instruction. When the massacre of 1812 occurred, he was 9 years old. In 1818, at 16 years old, he was taken to Mackinac to be indentured to the American Fur Company and placed under the care of Ramsay Crooks. For five years, he worked continuously from 5:00 a.m. until tea time. His recreation was reading, he learned to play the violin from a half-breed woman and trapping silver gray foxes. In 1824 the fur company transferred him to Prairie du Chien. He made a visit to his parents in Chicago and returned in Mackinac on a small boat, coasting the Western shore of Lake Michigan. He was the first man to set foot on shore at Waukegan. While at Prairie du Chien, he learned the Winnebago language and compiled a grammar as far as such a task was possible. From his childhood he was familiar with the dialects of the Ottawa, Pottawattomie and Chippewa Indians and afterward he learned the Sioux language and partially that of the Sac and Fox tribes. He was invited by General Cass to become his private secretary and in 1826 escorted a group of Winnebago's to Washington to visit their "great father". In 1828, he was appointed by President Adams, Indian Agent to the Winnebagoes and stationed at Fort Winnebago, now Portage City, WI. He was 25 and thoroughly versed in Indian lore and craft. He persuaded them not to join Black Hawk in the war of 1832. In 1833, he returned to Chicago. His treatment of the Indians was always kind, tactful and judicious and they proclaimed him their "father". His title as colonel had been received during his service to Governor Cass. In 1834, he brought his family to Chicago to resident. He was the first president of the Village and was appointed collector of tolls on the canal. In 1841, he was made registrar of public lands by Governor Harrison and in 1849 General Taylor appointed him to the position of receiver of public moneys and depositary. He served as collector until commissioned paymaster of the Union army in 1861. Married 1827 Juliette Augusta Magill. Children: John H., Arthur, George, Daughter (no name mentioned, married William W. Gordon of Savannah, GA where she resided in 1912). On January 17, 1835, John H. Kinzie and several others obtained a charter for the Chicago and Vincennes Railroad. They hoped to tap Wabash county for its surplus of produce and meat. The effort proved futile and the railroad was never built. The next effort to build a railroad was in 1836 as a charter was established for the Galena and Chicago Railroad Company. Construction was started but the depression of 1837 brought a halt to this effort as well. The first line was finally built in 1848. It ran some ten miles from Chicago to the Des Plaines River near the present village of Oak Park. The line was later extended to St. Charles and Elgin. He was seated on a train, conversing with his usual cheerfulness when he noticed a blind man approaching, asking for alms. With this characteristic generosity, he put his hand in his pocket for a coin and while in that act, his head dropped gently and his death occurred.1,12

Rudyard Kipling ~ (1865-1936) ~ His mother was a Macdonald with ancestral roots in Skye. He published Kim in 1901. Kipling, born in Bombay, was best known for his short stories concerning India but also wrote children's books, such as Just So Stores and the Jungle Books. He as awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.14

Dr. A. C. Kirk ~ Made continuous improvements to marine engines which became the world standard and made the Clyde the most important shipbuilding river in the world.14

Alfred Kirk ~ District Supt of Schools/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1893 and 1910. B. Harrison Co., O., Feb. 16, 1832; s. Samuel and Mary (Hukill) Kirk; attended common school until 16 years of age, then entered Richmond College, Richmond O., remaining until 1852; m. Mt. Vernon, N.H., July 10, 1866, Lucy A. Bruce; children: Alan Bruce, Harold Bruce. Continuously engaged in teaching school from 1852 and since 1868 a teacher in the public schools of the City of Chicago; now district supt. of schools. Republican. Congregationalist. Mason. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residene: 4229 Oakenwald Av. 11,20

Emma D. Kirk ~ Child of Milton/Alice Kirk.11

James S. Kirk ~ born in Glasgow he was a manufacturer of fine toilet soap. Father of Milton W. Kirk.11,17

Jane Kirk ~ Married John Irwin.4

John B. Kirk ~ Buried Section 104, Rosehill Cemetery. Soap manufacturer. Check the name. McMillan has it James S.

Milton B. Kirk ~ Child of Milton/Alice Kirk.11

Milton W. Kirk ~ (b. 1846) James S. Kirk & Co./son of James. Born Utica, NY; son James S. and Nancy A. Kirk; ed. pub and high schools of Chicago; married Alice Florence Thompson; children: Walter Radcliffe, Emma D., Milton B.; married 2nd Ethel Lucy Kirkman; married 3rd, 1902, Buffalo NY, Josephine Mary Cunningham. After leaving school became identified with the business of James S. Kirk & Co., mfrs of soaps and has ever since been actively identified with the business which was incorporated after the death of his father, the founder; now pres and dir. of James S. Kirk & Co. Republican. Methodist, Mason, K.T., Shriner. Served as Pres of the Village board of Evanston before its incorporation as a city; mem. board of dir. World's Columbian Exposition, 3 years. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Yacht, Fellowship, Union, South Shore Country. Recreation: reading. Residence 5624 Madison Av. Office 106 E. Michigan Av.11

Richard Kirk ~ Governor of South Carolina 1684.14

Walter Radcliffe Kirk ~ Child of Milton/Alice Kirk.11

Dr. William Kirk ~ Married Mary Irene Irwin.4

Catherine Kirkland ~ b. 10 Feb. 1797 at Schenectady, N.Y., d. 12 May 1871 at Rockford, Ill. Buried Davis Cemetery. Her parents were natives of Scotland. Second wife of Thaddeus Davis, Sr. Children: Catherine Jane, Ann Eliza, David Alexander, Robert Campbell, Daniel Henry, Joseph Silas, Thaddeus, Jr., George B., Jacob, and John.19

Gelsey Kirkland ~ Dance soloist with the New York City ballet who later switched to the American Ballet co. And started a spectacular partnership with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ms. Kirkland, the daughter of writer-producer jack Kirkland, may have been the greatest Giselle ever.14

Lane Kirkland ~ A Scottish American, retired in 1995 after 16 years as President of the AFL-CIO, the most powerful union position in America. Kirkland used his presidency to project American Unions as strongly anti communist. A forceful advocate of Lech Walesa's Polish Solidarity movement, Kirkland even created a clandestine section in the AFL-CIO which actually smuggled supplies behind the Iron Curtain.14

Ethel Lucy Kirkman ~ - 2nd Wife Milton W. Kirk.11

Agnes May Kirkpatrick ~ 1850- ~ Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married James Finley.4

Albina Kirkpatrick ~ 1839-1913 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Married William James Walker.4

Andrew Kirkpatrick ~ 1756-1831 ~ Chief Justice of New Jersey for 21 years, descended from the Dumfriesshire Kirkpatricks.1

Ann Kirkpatrick ~ 1820-1869 ~ Child of Jessee/Ruth Kirkpatrick. Married William H. Henderson.4

Kirkpatrick ~ Cella Patricii meaning "Church of Patrick". Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, who possess a baronetcy, have, according to tradition, held lands in Nithsdale since the ninth century.4

Clara M. Kirkpatrick ~ b. 1853 ~ Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married George Beveridge French.4

Corena Kirkpatrick ~ Child of James E./Anna May. Married Dr. Charles Husk.4

David Kirkpatrick ~ (1898-1977) Full name is David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce. An American diplomat who had no peer. He was the only man ever to serve as ambassador to all three leading western European natins, serving in Paris, Bonn and London, and holding the British position for a record eight years. Bruce opened the U.S. liaison office in Peking in 1973 and headed the American delegation to the Paris peace talks on the Vietnam War. In all, he served under six presidents, one of whom, Eisenhower, called him "the best ambassador the U.S. ever had".14

Easton Kirkpatrick ~ 1846-1925 ~ Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married Agnes R. Henry. He lived on the Kirkpatrick homestead and farmed it until he turned over the management to his son Floyd. He then moved to Sandwich.4

Eleanor Kirkpatrick ~ b. 1832 ~ Wife of Robert G. Ferguson. She was the daughter of Jesse Kirkpatrick.4

Eliza Kirkpatrick ~ 1848-1926 ~ Child Hezekiah/Nancy Kirkpatrick. Died at her home in Topeka, Kansas. Married 1879 John W. Owen.

Emma Jane Kirkpatrick ~ 1848-1924 ~ - Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Died unmarried.4

Flora M. Kirkpatrick ~ 1858 ~ - Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married John Fullerton.4

Floyd Kirkpatrick ~ 1881 ~ Child of Easton/Agnes R. Henry. Married 1913 Pearl Bernard, child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Children: David Easton Kirkpatrick and Thomas Bernard Kirkpatrick.4

Hannah E. Kirkpatrick ~ 1835- ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Middle name is Eleanor. She came with her parents to De Kalb co. In 1857 they settled in Clinton Township. Still living and in good health in 1927 -- she was in good health at 93. She married Robert Howison.4

Hezekiah Kirkpatrick ~ 1813-1883 ~ Born Cumberland Co. PA. Died Clinton township, De Kalb Co. IL. Married 1840 Nancy E. Elliott. Brother of Isaac. Moved with Isaac and their families from Cumberland Co. PA and settled in De Kalb Co. in the spring of 1852 coming by railroad to Turner Junction (now West Chicago) and from there in wagons to their destination. Hezekiah bought 160 acres of prairie land in Clinton township, adjoining Squaw Grove and built a house, and later two other houses. In 1928, James P. Kirkpatrick, a grandson, lived in the last home. Soon after their arrival, they united with the church.4

Hiram Kirkpatrick ~ 1829- ~ Child of Jessee/Ruth Kirkpatrick. Married Mary Thomas.4

Ida Kirkpatrick ~ Married John Simpson Kirkpatrick.4

Isaac Kirkpatrick ~ 1818-1898 ~ Settled in PA in 1730 w/bro & sis. Settled in Lancaster County, now Cumberland Co. PA. Brother of Hezekiah, he was born in Rye township, Cumberland County, PA and died at his home in Sandwich Illinois. He married in 1837, Sarah Elliott. He came to Somonauk, IL in 1852 and settled on a farm with a small house at Squaw Grove. Early in the Civil War he enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry, saw several months of service and was discharged because of physical disability. He outlived his wife by 12 years; they are both buried in Oak Mound.4

Isaac Kirkpatrick ~ 1822-1895 ~ Child of Jessee/Ruth Kirkpatrick. Married Catharine McCord.4

Isaac Finely Kirkpatrick ~ 1850- ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Living in 1928.4

Isaac Kirkpatrick ~ Son of Richard Kirkpatrick. of Rye township, Cumberland County, Rev. war Soldier.4

Isabella Kirkpatrick ~ 1833-1915 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Married John Harter.4

James Elliott Kirkpatrick ~ 1838- ~ Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married Anna Mary Gilchrist; served throughout the Civil War.4

Jeanette Beveridge Kirkpatrick ~ Wife of Robert J. McAllister.4

Jennie Kirkpatrick ~ 1878- Child of Easton/Agnes R. Henry. Married R. J. McAlister.4

Jesse Kirkpatrick ~ 1791-1857 ~ Brother of Richard. Born in Cumberland (now Perry) Co. PA. Married Ruth Smiley 1819. With their families went from near Duncannon, Perry Co. PA and settled in Clinton township, De Kalb Co., IL.4

John Simpson Kirkpatrick ~ 1845-1912 ~ Child Hezekiah/Nancy Kirkpatrick. Married 1st 1875 Margaret J. McCord. Children: James H. Kirkpatrick, Mertie E. Kirkpatrick, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Jessie S. Kirkpatrick, and Mabel Kirkpatrick. Married second Ida Kirkpatrick.4

Joseph Kirkpatrick ~ Son of Richard Kirkpatrick. of Rye township, Cumberland County, Rev. war Soldier.4

Julia Ann Kirkpatrick ~ 1810-1898 ~ Wife of Richard Kirkpatrick. She was a relative.4

Julia Ann Kirkpatrick ~ 1843-1918 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Married Robert Walker 1867.4

Margaretta Kirkpatrick ~ 1852-1899 ~ Child of Hezekiah/Nancy. Married William Mitchell, 1871.4

Margarette Kirkpatrick ~ 1829- ~ Child of Jessee/Ruth Kirkpatrick. Married William McCoy.4

Mary Jane Kirkpatrick ~ 1840-1923 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Married first James Howison; married second William James Walker. She was born in Duncannon, PA.4

Mary Kirkpatrick ~ Settled in PA 1730/Sister /Isaac. Settled in Lancaster County, now Cumberland Co. PA.4

Matilda Kirkpatrick ~ 1836-1864 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Married Amos McCaskey.4

Moses Clavin Kirkpatrick ~ 1843-1863 Child Hezekiah/Nancy Kirkpatrick. In the summer of 1862, he enlisted in the 105th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. While in the South his health failed and the following spring he was discharged and brought home, dying soon after. Buried Oak Mound.4

Moses Kirkpatrick ~ Son of Richard Kirkpatrick. of Rye township, Cumberland County, Rev. war Soldier.4

Nancy Jane Kirkpatrick ~ 1841-1863 ~ Child of Hezekiah/Nancy. Married James Finney, moved to So. Indiana and died a year or two later.4

Rebecca Kirkpatrick ~ 1844 ~ Child of Julia Ann/Richard. Living in 1928. Married 1867, John Walker, Jr.4

Richard Kirkpatrick ~ 1797-1871 ~ Son of Isaac Kirkpatrick, brother of Isaac. Born Cumberland (Now Perry) County, PA; died in Clinton township, De Kalb co. IL. Married about 1832 his relative, Julia Ann Kirkpatrick. Their children were born in PA. Child: Jessie P. Kirkpatrick (1846-1846). Left with their families went from near Duncannon, Perry Co. PA and settled in Clinton township, De Kalb Co., IL.4

Richard Kirkpatrick ~ Settled in PA 1730/Brother/Isaac. Settled in Lancaster County, now Cumberland Co. PA.4

Robert Kirkpatrick ~ 1840- Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married Caroline Goodell. They moved to Kansas soon after marriage where he died a few years ago (from 1928). He was a veteran of the Civil War.4

Roger Kirkpatrick ~ Attendant of King Robert Bruce at Dumfries when he met Comyn in the church of the Franciscans in that town, and it was he who, on Bruce's rushing out and expressing a doubt that he had killed the red Comyn, dispatched the latter with the exclamation, "You doubt! Ice mak siccar" (or sure), which became the motto of his family, their crest being a hand holding a dagger in pale, distilling drops of blood. (from Anderson's 'Scottish Nation').4

Sarah Ellen Kirkpatrick ~ 1855- Child of Isaac/Sarah Elliott. Married William Stevenson and left Somonauk, IL .4

Smiley Kirkpatrick ~ 1825 ~ Child of Jessee/Ruth Kirkpatrick. Married Matilda Hipple.4

James Pugh Kirkwood ~ 1807-77 ~ born in Edinburgh, he came to the U.S. in 1832 and was one of the most eminent engineers in the country. He was one of the founders of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1852) and President (1867-68).17

Henry Knox ~ From Massachusetts, one of Washington's major-generals. Born in Massachusetts in 1750 coming from County Antiem stock, a descendant of the Ulster Scots founding Londonderry NH in 1718. War secretary under George Washington.1 Captured and transported enough artillery to Boston to allow the colonials to drive the British out. He participated in nearly every important battle of the war and was in charge of the forces which wrested Trenton from the Hessians on Christmas night in 1776. He succeeded Washington as general in chief in 1783. He was a graduate of Princeton and tutor of Alexander Hamilton. Was Secretary of War in the first American cabinet.14

John Knox ~ 1505-1572 ~ Churchman and father of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, whereby the Roman Catholic church was replaced by a dis-established, democratic, Presbyterian Church of Scotland, founded on Calvanist principles. Bitterly opposed by the catholic Mary Queen of Scots. There were so many Scottish settlers in the Ohio valley that it was said John Knox prayed, "Lord give me Scotland," and that God had granted that request and had thrown in Pittsburgh as well.5,14,18

John Knox ~ Wrote "Knox's Diary" and he was the great grandfather of William J. Calhoun.6

Lulu Belle Knox ~ Wife of Ernest Stewart McClellan.4

Mary Knox ~ Married (1) Mr. Laurie; (2) Peter Simpson. B. 1776 in Scotland, d. 9 Jan. 1865 at Centerville, Winnebago co., IL aged 92 years 8 months. Mother of Peter Simpson.19

William Robert Patrick Knox-Johnson ~ The first solo circumnavigation of the Glove without touching land was accomplished from 1968 to 1969 sailing from west to east.14

Marguerita Kutzner ~ b. 1894 ~ Wife of Ross Graham.4

Forbes Kyll ~ Indentured Serv. Maryland 1774. He was 19, a coach wheeler and sailed on the Union.10
 

Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Scottish-American History Club
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546

2014