|This all started with a bit of genealogical
research into my ancestry.I found a large number of Kilpatricks on America
Online and thought it would be interesting to get them all together in
a private chat to exchange family information. The project grew and grew
until we had a large number of families involved, and, I decided to put
together a web page on the internet. Thus the Great CyberClan Kilpatrick
These pages are dedicated to Kilpatrick
family history, and the family connection to the Scots, Irish, and Celts.
Anyone having information, photographs, stories, family stories, or artwork
are invited to have them considered for posting on these pages.
There are many individual members,
family members, descendants of Kilpatricks and Kirkpatricks who left Scotland
and Ireland to come to America. These families left their homelands
either as a result of the conflicts that were occurring in Scotland and
Ireland or just to find a new life here in this great land. As the
bloodlines filtered down through the generations, thinning somewhat, we never
forgot where we came from. Whether we still bear the surname that our
ancestors started with or have another name that our lines picked up along
the way, we still have the Celtic blood, whether it be Scot, Irish, Welsh,
or a combination of all three. I doubt that there is one among our
kin who does not get a chill and goose bumps from hearing the Pipes
or War drums of the Celts, Scots, or Irish, it is built into our genes.
I would like to invite all visitors
to explore our website to get some sense of who the Kilpatricks are.
I was able to obtain, from Mr. Charles Henderson of Scotland, two great
photographs of Closeburn Castle, which was build by the Kirkpatricks (Kilpatricks)
in the 14th century.
family dates back to 860 A.D in the Country of Albin, or, as it was later
named, Scotland. The old castle took it's name, Closeburn, from Clota near
the source of the River Clyde,
where the founder of the family was born sometime during the reign of King
Donald I, who took his throne in the year 860 A.D.