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Balis Jackson Kilpatrick

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 20 Sep 1872 (aged 76)
Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Liberty, Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 40279448 · View Source
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Balis Jackson KILPATRICK
Given Name: Balis Jackson
Surname: Kilpatrick
Sex: M
Birth: 2 Aug 1796 in Greenville Dist., SC
Death: 20 Sep 1872 in Cherokee Co., NC
Burial: Liberty Cemetery (no stone), Cherokee Co., NC
IDNO: 2168

1850 Union Co., GA: 12/12 Kirkpatrick, B. J. 54 SC, Mary 48 NC, Elias 19 NC, Abner 16 NC, Catharine 20, NC Jackson 11 NC, Elijah (twin) 8 NC, Elisha (twin) 8 NC.

1860 Murphy Dist, Murphy PO, Cherokee Co., NC: 630/630 Bales Kilpatrick 64M Blacksmith 250/350 Greenville Dist, SC, Mary 60F Buncombe Co., NC, Elisha 18M Macon Co., NC, Elijah 18M Macon Co., NC.

COMMENTARY by James W. Howard, Sr. - Balis Jackson, was my great-great-great grandfather who married Mary Plott (or Hunter). Her maiden name has not been documented, since the records were destroyed by fire in 1828. Balis Jackson and a brother, Elias Milton, moved to Macon County, North Carolina and bought land in the sale of Indian land. Elias Milton also bought large tracts of land in lower Cherokee County and raised his family there. Another brother, Basil E., also lived in Cherokee and in the mid-1800's Balis Jackson moved to Cherokee County where most of his family is buried in Liberty Church Cemetery. Balis and Mary had ten children, one of which was Elias, my 2nd great uncle.

COMMENTARY by Shirley B. Keasler Reed - Nobody knows when our Balis Jackson died for sure. We thought we had found his date of death in the church minutes of Liberty Baptist Church. But I heard from the guy who found it and he said it was written as Basil. He didn't know that Balis had a brother Basil. But a member of the Kilpatrick family was keeping the church minutes at that time, so surely she would know if it was Balis or Basil.

Balis J. Kilpatrick was born 2 Aug. 1796 in Greenville District, South Carolina. He is believed to have been the son of Joseph Milton Kilpatrick of Haywood County, North Carolina. Balis married his wife Mary probably around 1822-23, most likely in Haywood County and lived there a number of years. Mary was born August 18, 1802 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. There has been some debate over whether Mary's maiden name was Plott or Hunter. Neither I, nor anyone I know, have been able to find any connection between the Plott and Kilpatrick family. I understand that a granddaughter of Balis Jackson Kilpatrick, Jr., son of Balis Jackson and Mary, insists she has heard her mother say that Mary's maiden name was Hunter. This coincides with the information that I have. Two letters were received by the Bureau of Indian Affairs from a grandson and a great grandson of Balis Jackson through his daughter Harriet. Both were attempting to prove Cherokee lineage, one through Harriet's mother and one through John Partin's mother. John Partin was the husband of Harriet Kilpatrick. However, both letters stated that Harriet's mother Mary's maiden name was Hunter.

Balis Jackson and Mary Kilpatrick had ten children: Martha, Harriet, Joseph, Katherine, Elias, Abner, Thomas (died in infancy), Balis Jackson, Jr., and twin sons Elijah and Elisha. It is interesting that twins also seemed to run in the family of Andrew Kilpatrick, who was listed on the 1790 census of lredell County, North Carolina. By 1840, Balis Jackson and Mary were living in Union County, Georgia. They were still there for the 1850 census. According to a guardianship bond regarding the guardianship of Balis' twin boys, Elisha and Elija, signed by Balis Jackson, his son Joseph and Ed Rogers, Balis Jackson was still there as late as May 1, 1852. By June 1, 1860 Balis Jackson, Mary and the twin sons were in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Mary died between June 1, 1860 and the 1870 census. Balis Jackson died between 1870 and September 6, 1877. According to some descendants still living in Cherokee County, they are both buried in Liberty Church Cemetery, although no stones have been found.

COMMENTARY by Arnett Kilpatrick - Elisha and Elijah Kilpatrick were twin brothers and the youngest of ten children born to Balis Jackson and Mary Kilpatrick. They were born September 15, 1841 in Union County, Georgia and moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina with their parents in the 18

Father: Joseph Milton KILPATRICK b: 1766 in Haywood County, North Carolina
Mother: Martha HARRISON b: Abt 1775 in South Carolina

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: Abt 1820 in probably Haywood Co., NC
Note: 1 REFN 2925





  • Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
  • Added: 4 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40279448
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Balis Jackson Kilpatrick (2 Aug 1796–20 Sep 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40279448, citing Liberty Community Cemetery, Liberty, Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Bobby and Carol Babin Estes (contributor 46900498) .