History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio Volume 2

 
9781231029299: History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...who always used the full name Kirkpatrick, of the family, moved in early manhood to the farm where Rosemont Station now stands. He met Eliza McAnlis, in Eden Valley, Pennsylvania, and she became his wife. She had spent her girlhood in that place. She had been born in Ireland, and was only six years old when her parents came to America with her, the voyage taking six weeks. Soon after he had married Eliza McAnlis, Isaac Kirkpatrick and his brother Martin settled on the 400 acres purchased by their grandfather Kirk at a cost of $1.75 per acre. The brothers each cleared his own tract, Isaac's being situated about five miles from the old Kirkpatrick homestead; and in time each brother had a good agricultural holding. Martin's farm is still in possession of his son Gibson, and Isaac willed his farm to his children. He had brought it into a good state of cultivation; indeed, it was considered to be one of the best farms in the district, and eventually it became the site of Rosemont Railway Station. But Isaac resolved to move into Kansas when that state was opened. He went into Kansas, bought land there, but he only held it for a few years. Isaac Kirkpatrick was well-known among agriculturists in Mahoning County. Politically he was a republican, and by religious conviction was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian, or Covenanters, Church. He came into some prominence as a breeder of Shorthorn cattle, South Down sheep, and Chester White hogs, and had much success as an exhibitor at agricultural fairs. Isaac Kirkpatrick had an interesting part in the development and perfecting of the Buckeye mower and reaper. Mr. R. M. Kirk, of Canfield, son of Isaac Kirkpatrick, testifies that the first mowing machine he saw was in 1858, when he saw his father testing one at the re...

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