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    Henry Patton Sr.1, born ca 1720 [Ireland], was surely a close relation to Col. James Patton, for we learn in the latter's will (dated 1750 and probated in Augusta County Virginia in 1755, Aug Co Will Book 2:131) that Henry was living at James' plantation on Back Creek styled "Springfield". No relationship between James and Henry is stated in the will. Henry was born too late to be a brother, but could have been a nephew or other close kin to Col James Patton. (It has been suggested in the first chapter that perhaps he was a son of William Patton of Ballymacgacchy). "Springfield" was located on Back Creek in present Pulaski Co, west of the home plantation. The first record we have naming Henry is dated 18 Sept. 1747 when he was named a juryman in Augusta Co. (Augusta Co Order Bk I:303). We might suppose that he had been present in the Augusta area for at least a while prior to this, and it was a qualification to serve on a jury that a person be a landowner, although no record of his purchasing land this early has come to light. By 1749 he can be placed with certainty on the very fringe of the western Virginia frontier, as in that year he and other men were appointed to clear a road from Wood's (New) River to the ridge above the Roanoke. (19) In 1750 Henry took up 75 acres at the head of Falling Spring on the New River by survey [see illustration, from Augusta Co. survey book]. He remained at Springfield overseeing the property at least until 1753; in that year he directed the construction of two "round log houses" measuring 21 feet long by 15 ft. wide with a 20-foot shed between. [Lib Cong Preston papers 89] (90)

     On 31 July 1755 Col. James Patton was killed by Indians at Draper's Meadows, and according to the terms of his will "I leave to my son-in-law William Thompson all that tract of land called Springfield joining to where the widow Goldman now lives and on which Henry Patton lives containing about three thousand acres." (will book 2: 131) It is not known when William Thompson and his wife Mary Patton Thompson actually took up residence there; the Indian attacks caused most of the frontier to be depopulated. Benjamin Franklin wrote in May 1754 in the Pennsylvania Gazette that "We hear that the Back Settlers in Virginia are so terrified by the murdering and scalping of the Family last Winter and the taking of this Fort, that they begin already to abandon their Plantation, and remove to places of more safety". Henry lived about a mile from the head of Thorn Spring from 1749 to 1755 then fled to safety until 1762 when he again took up residence. (Montgom. Chancery Case #63, John Floyd vs Henry Patton.) (764)

      By 1761 things had quieted down somewhat and in that year Henry Patton set out to claim lands of his own. In that year he filed entries for four tracts of land containing 400 acres each in the Back Creek area. These were on Back Creek, a tract where he formerly dwelt, plus another tract adjoining the same; on a branch of Peak Creek "nigh Calamers Bottom", and Hazel Hollow on Sinking Spring. (Aug. Co. Survey book, Aug. Co. Entry book I, Staunton, Va.) It would appear that his interest in obtaining this land was for his children rather than speculation, as his sons were living on these lands later on. Henry took up lands on Thorn Spring, a tributary of Peak Creek. This would have been around 1762, as a survey made in 1783 of one tract of 400 acres mentions that the land settled in 1762 was "assigned by James and David Patton, legatees of Henry Patton, deceased." The survey was made in the name of (his son) Henry Patton. (Montgomery Co. Survey book B, p. 119; Commissioners Certificates, Va. State Lib. Archives)]

     Henry Patton was paid for 128 days' militia service in Daniel Robinson's Company on 6 Oct. 1764; on back is Henry's receipt for pay and bounty from Wm Preston. (90, item 440) (This could just possibly apply to his son Henry who was however only 16 in 1764). It appears that Henry (Sr) died within the next year as shown in the following account.








        In Aug 1765 Robert Patterson sent a note to Thomas Patton asking him to "Let the Bearer Capt. Wm Thompson have one gun, one Brass Kettl, one Bible, one weeding Hoe which I left in your possession when I was at Back Creek Fort" (in Dec 1763) (90, p 423) Back Creek Fort, also known as Fort Thompson, was built on the Springfield estate, and sheltered a number of local residents against Indian attacks. On the back of this paper is a partly illegible notation which seems to be a receipt concluding ..."which I received from the widow Patton for Robt Patterson." This would logically refer to the widow of Henry Patton, as it is clear that Thomas Patton was alive later than this. In 1767 an Indian attack took place in which Capt. William Thompson's "cousin" was killed; this was surely James Cartey (estate admin. 1768) rather than Henry Patton, as sometimes suggested. (66) No record naming Henry Patton's wife has been found; he left no will and no estate appraisal or administration has been found. It would seem that he made ample provision for his children prior to his decease.


     Various land records show that James, Henry, and David Patton were legatees of the older Henry, indicating that they inherited property from him; although this does not constitute absolute proof that they were his sons, this is surely the case. (Maj.) Henry Patton swore in a deposition in 1801 that Henry Sr. was his father. (Montgom. Chancery case 63). Because of the frequency with which he is associated with these three men as assignee in land records, the note cited above, and his proximity, it seems likely to suppose that Thomas Patton Sr. was also a son of Henry Patton.

children of Henry Patton Sr:

 a. Thomas Patton Sr, b ca 1742 (below)

 b. Maj Henry Patton, 1748-1820's p 19

 c. James Patton, ca 1752- ca 1818 p 20a

 d. David Patton b ante 1759 p 20a


a. Thomas Patton Sr.2, b. ca 1742, surely a son; constable in 1763 in Augusta Co.; as seen above he was living at the Back Creek Fort in Aug 1765; in 1768 constable on the New River; on tithable lists of 1770 and 1772. In 1774 he was a juryman in the Fincastle Co. Court. He served with (his brother) Henry during Dunmore's War. (Illustration in Kegley, p 315). In 1777 he was in Capt Jas. McCorkle's Co of Montgomery Co. militia along with his brother James Patton. In 1786 he was recommended as a captain, and in 1793 is listed as the fifth captain in the second battalion of the Militia of Montgomery Co. He resigned his commission in Oct 1795. Beginning 1783 Thomas had various tracts of land surveyed in the same area of Montgomery Co. that Henry and James were living. (21, II, p 241) In 1787 he had a tract of 150 acres surveyed on Elk Spring, a branch of Thorn Spring, adjacent to Peak Creek land; this tract was assigned by Henry Patton and this had previously been assigned to him by James Patton. He was living next to Henry and David in 1789, with two sons age 16-21. (63) In Oct 1795 Thomas and his wife Sarah sold land on Thorn Spring. Thomas Sr. sold three tracts of land in Montgomery Co totalling 875 acres in July 1800. (27) Some descendants claim Thomas married twice.

Thomas Sr. was on Montgomery Co. tax lists at least through 1812 and was evidently deceased by Dec 1812 when (heirs) sold 547 acres of land on Thorn Spring, parts of two tracts which had been patented to Thomas (deed bk E:376). Children of Thomas as given by a descendant in 1896 (742).

      1)     Thomas Patton Jr., born ca. 1765, marr. Eleanor Cecil                            p 15

      2)     John Patton, b. ca 1767, marr. Barbara Rains                                           p 16a

      3)     Sarah Patton, b. ca 1769, marr. John Trinkle                                            p 16b

      4)     Mary (Polly) Patton, b. ca 1771, marr. George Helms                             p 16b

      5)     Henry Patton Jr, b. 1773, marr. Eliz Hickman                                          p 16b

      6)     Sampson Patton, b. ca. 1777, marr. Elizabeth Trinkle                              p 18

      7)     Martha Patton, born 1780 Va, marr Samuel Maxwell                              p 18


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Henry Patton1 CHAPTER 2

 a. Thomas Patton Sr2


      1)    Thomas Patton Jr.3, born ca 1767, married Eleanor [Nellie] Cecil, daughter of Saul Cecil*, on 15 May 1797 in Montgomery Co Va. (A:69) This could be the Thomas who had several tracts surveyed in Montgomery Co. in 1796-1804. In 1797 Thomas Patton Jr. purchased 110 3/4 acres on the south fork of John's Creek, a branch of the James River, from the executors of (Col) James Patton. (27) Thomas was listed as a taxpayer in tax returns in Montgomery County consistently through 1805. However he appears to have moved to Kentucky by about 1803 and is found in the 1810 census of Wayne Co Ky, located on the border of Tenn, with four sons. In 1812 Thomas and wife Caty Patton sold land on Thorn Spring; she could not conveniently travel to Montgomery Co. to sign the deed. Apparently her maiden name was Eleanor Catherine and at times she went by Nellie and others by Caty. It has been claimed that Thomas was a soldier in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 Jan. 1815 (742), but so far we have been unable to document this. Several men from Ky did serve but none appears to be this Thomas. About 1820 Thomas moved to the Mine Lick Creek area of Jackson Co. Tenn., later called Baxter, Tenn; this is just south of Wayne Co. Ky. Several brothers came here later. Thomas is on census records here in 1830 but not later so evidently died by 1830. His widow Eleanor was living at the age of 73 in 1850 in Putnam Co Tenn.

                a)   Mary (Polly) Patton, b. 24 Sept. 1798 Ky?, died 22 May 1875 Putnam Co Ill, marr. Amos D. Maxwell, son of Samuel Maxwell and Martha Patton, on 11 May 1823. (752) Amos was born about 1804. Their children:

1] Eliza Maxwell, 1828, died 2 Oct 1871 Crawford Co Mo; marr Enoch H Stone (ca 1828-1909); he was a second lt in 5th Tenn Regt (Union) and clerk of Putnam Co Court. (765) In 1850 Eliza’s grandmother Elener Patton was living with them. 2] Wilson Maxwell, b 1829 3] Granville, 1831; 4] Miranda, 1834; 5] Permelia, 1836; 6] William W., 1838; 7] Alvin C, 1839; 8] Bird C, 1841; 9] Milda J, 1842; 10] LeAnn Maxwell, b 1843.

                b)   David Patton, b. 1800 , married ca. 1829; living 1850 Jackson Co TN with wife Salley, nee Maxwell. They married prior to 1840 and had, apparently, no issue. In March 1842 he provided bond for Wm Carr, the first Clerk of Courts in Putnam Co. Tenn. He is not found in 1860 census and possibly moved from the area..

                c)    Benjamin Franklin Patton, b. 1803 Ky, died ___, marr (1) ___ Farris, who d. ca 1856; he marr. (2) Adeline Dudley on 13 Oct 1864. In 1870a bootmaker living in Jackson Co with Adeline and ch: Matilda (15), A J (6), Thos J (4) and Martha Patton (1).

                d)    Samuel Patton, b. 1805 Ky, he obtained a survey (no. 36) for land on Mine Lick Cr. (now Baxter) on 5 May 1825. He married Malinda Byers about 1836. He was living in 1850 Jackson Co Tenn with Malinda and children. In 1860, 1870 in Putnam Co Tenn. Samuel allegedly died in 1905 at the age of 100 years and a day, however his name does not appear in the 1900 census. His wife was born 10 Jan. 1818 in Putnam Co. Tenn, died there 1898. (752) 1] Dr. David Crockett Patton, b. Oct. 1837 Tn, d. 26 March 1926 Putnam Co. He married Susan Tennessee Brassell 21 Jan 1869 in Smithville, DeKalb Co Tenn. She was born Dec 1846 in Ky. He served in Co. A, 5th Tenn Div. in Civil War. (752)

                                 a]     Amanda Jane Patton, b. 13 Jan. 1870 Boma (752), d Apr 1962 Brinkley Ark (791)

                                b]     Mary Malinda Patton, b. 13 Jan. 1870, d. 6 June 1961 (752, 791)

                                c]     E. Leslie Patton, b. 1872 Putnam Co, Tn; d. .....

                                d]     Leroy [Robert] Patton, b. Sept. 1877, md Susan Stutts after 1900. (791)

                                e]     Frances Deal Patton, b. Jan. 1880.

                                f]      Mattie Elizabeth Patton, b. 20 March 1881, md Napolean Helms 1902. (791)

                                g]     Delia Catherine Patton, b. March 1884. (752) [”Ova” in 1900 census]

                                h]     Louisa Patton, b. Oct 1886, md Quit (sic) Whitehead (791)

                                i]      Kate Patton, b. 9 May 1889 (752); not at home 1900. She reportedly md. (1) Byrum Arthur, (2) J. D. Lee (791)


* See Cecil excursus on page 20 b for more on the Cecil line. There is more on the Thos Patton Jr family on line at (791).



Henry Patton1 CHAPTER 2

 a. Thomas Patton Sr2

d. Samuel Patton

                       2]     Mary Minerva Patton, born 1840 Tn.

                     3]     Rhoda Patton, b. 1842 Tn., marr. O[dicia] Denton Parkinson on 23 June 1864. He served in Co. E, 28th Tn. Regt. (752) Two children by 1870.

                                  a]    Sarah Malinda Parkinson, b. 7 June 1866 Putnam Co Tenn,. d . there 4 May 1943. She marr a cousin, Marion Francis Wilkerson, on 23 Dec 1886. Eleven ch. (752)

                                    b]    John T Parkinson, b. 1868.

                        4]     Thomas W. Patton, born 1 Jan 1842/3, served in 5th Tenn Cav., married Margaret E. Maxwell ca. 1868, died 10 March 1882, buried Maxwell Cem. (752) One son in 1870- William S? Patton, b. 1869.

                       5]     Benjamin Franklin Patton, b. 18 Jan 1845 Tenn. He had the following children by Margaret Stone: (752) He is not in 1900 Tenn census, moved or dec’d.

                                 a]    Minerva J Patton, b. 1871

                                    b]    Paulina Elizabeth Patton b. 7 Jan 1872, marr. Luke Johnson

                                    c]    James Whitley Patton, b. 31 Oct 1876, died 1 Sept 1966, m Maggie Love Mathis 25 Dec 1896. One son, Dewey Tinsley Patton. (752)

                                    d]    Plinah Patton, b. ca. 1881 (752)

                                    e]    Rhoda Fannie Patton, b. 28 May 1883. (752)

                     6]    Margaret Patton, b 1849 Tn

                       7]          Joseph Rhea Patton, b. March 1851. He marr Sophronia C Allison 1871 (752)

                     8]    Sarah C Patton, b 1855

                     9]    Lewis D Patton, b ca 1857, on 1860 census

                    10]  Lucy A. Patton, born 5 Feb 1860 in Silver Point Tenn., died 17 May 1943 in Little Rock, Ark. , marr. John Bluford Wilkerson on 13 Nov. 1879 in Tenn. He was born 1849 in Tenn. They lived with the Pattons in 1880. Six living ch in 1900:

                                    a]    Lewis Wilkerson, b. 9 Mar 1882 Tn, d. 12 March 1949 Rayville La (752)

                                    b]    Mary Wilkerson, b. May 1884, died ___

                                    c]    Milton Wilkerson, b. Oct 1888, died Okla City, OK. (752)

                                    d]    Martha Wilkerson, b. June 1891, m. __ Parker, to Wash.

                                    e]    James M Wilkerson, b. March 1894, to Texas.

                                    f]     Maggie Wilkerson, b Nov 1898.

                      11]   William Camel Patton, born 7 May 1862, marr. America Burgess about 1890. They were living in Putnam Co in 1900; she was born Aug. 1871 in Tenn.

                                a]    Lisey? Patton, b Dec 1892 (daughter)

                                b]   Hobart Patton, b Sept 1897

                                c]    Joseph Patton, b Dec 1898

                 e)   Rebecca Patton, b. ca 1807 Ky, d. ___ Arkansas (752)

                 f)   Priscilla Patton, b.11 Jan 1811 Ky, died 12 Jan 1882, married William Crawford on 21 June 1836. (752) Two ch in 1840, not found 1850.

                 g)  Sally Patton, b. 1814 (Wayne Co.) Ky, marr Alfred F Stone about 1836. (752) Ch-

Ellen (1836), Elvira (1838), Martha (1840), Asbury(1842), John (1844), and David Stone (1846).

                 h)  Rhoda Patton, b. 17 Jan 1816 Ky., died 12 June 1891. She married the Rev. John Cannady Cooper on 17 April 1834 in Jackson Co. Tn. He was born 17 Dec. 1814, and was ordained a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. He was also a skilled cabinet maker. He was a chaplain in the Confederate Army and died on 24 March 1865. Their children were all born in Jackson Co. at the family home on the edge of Granville, except one. (783)

                       1]      James Monroe Cooper, b. 19 July 1835.

                          2]      Sarah Emeliza Cooper, b. 17 Nov. 1836, b Overton Co. Tenn.

                          3]      William Thomas Cooper, b. 4 July 1839.

                          4]      Mary Jane Cooper, b. 28 March 1841.

                          5]      David Webb Cooper, b. 24 July 1851, d. 8 Aug 1851.

                          6]      Alexander Smith Cooper, b. 28 April 1853, m Eugenia ... (783)

                          7]      Susan Priscilla Cooper, b. 17 Feb 1855.                                                                             rev 12-01



Henry Patton1 CHAPTER 2

 a. Thomas Patton Sr2


 2)        John Patton, b. ca. 1769, was also a son of Thomas Sr. (742). John first appears on tax lists in 1790 in the household of Thomas Patton. He married 8 May 1793 Barbara Rains in Montgomery Co Va. (67) In 1804-05 he is shown on tax lists as living on John's Creek, near his brother Thomas Jr. In 1810 John Patton (b 1766-84) is found in Montgomery Co. with a large family. (41110- 41110); he is listed immediately after Thomas Patton. John is on the 1811 Montgomery tax list. In July 1810 John and Barbara Patton (wife) sold two tracts to John Wygle, suggesting they were moving away. He is not found in the 1820 Montg. census; a John Patton (b 1780's) was living in 1830 in Wythe Co. Va. There was also a Barbara Patton here, born in the 1770's; she had a good sized family and could well have been the widow of John. However, we also find in 1840 a John Patton and wife, both born in the 1760's, living in Jackson Co Tenn right next to David Patton, son of Thomas Jr. This argues that John went to spend his last days next to family. It is quite clear that we have yet to learn a good bit about the family of John and Barbara Patton!

                       a)     son, b 1790's, probably Thomas (see below)

                       b)     son, b 1790's

                       c)     son b 1800-09

                       d]     son, b 1800-09

                       e)     son, b 1800-09

                       f)      son, b 1800-09

                       g)     6 daughters!


POSSIBLE children of John Patton and Barbara Rains:

 a)         Thomas Patton, born 1797 Va, married ca. 1828 Elizabeth ____. He is found on the 1830 Wythe Co Va census with 2 small children. Thomas Patton of Wythe Co made a deed of trust for 165 acres on Peak Creek in May 1824 to secure a debt. (Wythe Co deed bk (9: 579) Then on 22 Aug 1835 Thomas and his wife Elizabeth, then of Montgomery Co. sold this same tract outright to John Raines. The tract is here described as “lying and being mainly in the County of Wythe and partly in the County of Montgomery”. (Wythe d.b. 13: 320) The fact they sold to a Raines suggests a link to John Patton, who married Barbara Raines. Further, the only Patton household in the 1810 census with a son of the correct age to be this Thomas was John Patton. In 1837 Thomas and wife purchased a lot in Newbern and seem to have moved to this village. In 1840 the county of Pulaski was erected and Thomas is found here in 1840 and 1850. More study is warranted on this line.


A John Raines married Catherine Holmes in Montgomery Co on 24 Nov 1833. This may have been the man who bought Patton’s land.















Henry Patton1 CHAPTER 2

 a. Thomas Patton Sr2


        3)   Sarah (Sally) Patton, born ca. 1769, received land in 1805 from Thomas Patton. She is said to have married John Trinkle, probably a son of Christopher "Stophel" Trinkle. (752) Christopher Trinkle lived near Thomas Patton Sr, as can be seen on the map, and in July 1800 Thomas Patton sold him land. The Trinkle family moved about 1810 to Indiana- John may have moved with them (?)


        4)   Polly Patton3, born ca. 1771, married George Helms [23 Feb] 1797. This was a second marriage for George, as he and his wife Cathey sold land on the New River to Edward Morgan in 1795. George and Polly received tracts comprising over 400 acres of land from her father in 1800 and 1805. They were living next to Thomas Patton in 1810 in Montgomery Co; 4 boys and three girls under 10. One daughter was Mrs. Andrew Orchard, who lived in Livonia Ind. until 1856, then went to Nebr. (742)


         5)  Henry Patton "Jr"3, born 1773, died, 1849, marr Elizabeth Hickman in Montgomery Co. Va. on 11 Feb 1795; she was the dau of Samuel Hickman, the son-in-law of William Thompson, who married Mary Patton (see p. 9). Henry purchased 350 acres from his father in 1800. Elizabeth was probably the mother of the ten children mentioned in Henry's will. She died in 1821 and he married Eleanor Spratt, who outlived him. He wrote his will in 1839 and it was probated in Pulaski Co. Va. in 1849 (21) His wife Eleanor received one third of his real property and one third of his personal property, plus her choice of his Negroes.

               a)   Rev. William Patton4, born ca. 1792 Va, was educated by Rev. Thomas Birch. William marr. 5 July 1815 Ann Fergus. He was a noted Methodist minister, serving in 1821-23 on the New River and Tazewell circuits. He was ordained deacon and then elder. In 1834 he was in Tenn, finished his life work in Missouri. They were living in 1850 in Platte Co. Mo. with three children. A biography was written about him. (94) He died in 1856, his wife 1855. Five children were named in his will, dated March 1856, probated Platte Co. (748)

                     1]    Louisiana Patton, b. 27 Aug. 1816 Montgomery Co., Va., d. 10 April 1888 Kansas City, Mo., marr. James Lindsey 20 June 1857 Palermo, Kansas Terr.

                     2]    Lewis Patton, b. 28 Aug 1821 Montg. Co Va., d. 1889 Kansas City, md. Caroline Hayward ... 1849 in Miami Co Ohio

                     3]    Mary Jane Patton, b. 25 March 1824, died 19 April 1896, marr. William Dusley Deering 22 Aug 1847 Jackson Co Mo.

                     4]    Harriett Newell Patton, b. 1826 ___, md. John Ellis ____

                     5]    Catherine Elizabeth Patton, b. 1824??, d. 1841 Bridgeport, Mo.

                     6]    William Shelby Trigg Patton, b. 15 July 1829 Va, constable in 1850, school teacher in 1860. He died 4 July 1897, md Sarah Jane Grayson 27 Feb 1850 Platte Co Mo.

                                      a]    Mary Virginia Patton, b. 8 June 1852 Mo

                                            b]    Benjamin Patton, b. 1853 Mo

                                            c]    Ervin Patton, b. 1854 Mo (Tevis, b. 1 March 1854 per Ancestral File.)

                                            d]    Catharine Patton, b. 1857 Mo (Sarah C., b 3 April 1859?)

                                            e]    William Patton, b. 1860 Mo/ Frank Washington, b 7 Jan 1860?? per Anc File

                                    f]    William B., b 20 Feb 1864 (per Anc File)

                     7]    Sarah J Patton, b. 1833 Ky, living at home 1850.

                     8]    Virginia Melissa E. Patton, b. 1835 NC

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 a. Thomas Patton Sr2

5) Henry Patton Jr3, b 1773 Va


               b)   Stephen Patton4, b. 1797 Va, marr Ann ______ , settled in Wythe Co. Va. Living there 1850, a labourer. One dau at home:

                              1]   Mary A Patton, b. 1836 Va.

               c)   Margaret Patton, b. ..., marr 20 Dec 1819 Nimrod Ingram in Montg Co., later married a Ward, lived Jefferson Co.,Ill.

               d)   Nancy Patton, b. ca 1801, marr 16 Nov. 1822 Elias Neel in Montg Co. (67) They later lived Tazewell Co. (21); here in 1850 with five children. Elias was born 1796 in Va. (census).

               e)   Thompson Patton4, b. ... (not found in census records).

               f)   (Dr) Austin Patton4, b. ca 1806 Va, marr (1) Marinda Thorn on 18 May 1830; later moved to Marion Co. Ill (21) See 1840 Jefferson Co Ill. census. He and wife Elizabeth are found in Marion Co with children; his occupation given as physician. On 1 June 1852 Austin Patton and Elizabeth Anne his wife of Marion Co Ill sold their interest in Henry Patton's land to Wm McDonald, who had married her sister Lucinda. (Pulaski Co DB 3:571). Children, possibly by two wives:

                     1]     Thomas Patton5, b. 1837 Ill

                       2]     James Patton, b. 1840 Ill

                       3]     Jane Patton, b. 1842 Ill

                       4]     Joseph Patton, b. 1844 Ill

                       5]     Louis Patton, b. 1845 Ill

                       6]     Ann Patton, b. 1849 (Marion Co) Ill

               g)   Maria Patton4, b. ..., marr 24 Aug. 1829 William C Cummings; they lived in Tazewell Co. Va. 1852 (Pulaski Co DB 3:571).

               h)   [Rev] Arnold Patton, b.10 Nov. 1809 Montg Co, marr. Eudosia Harrison Neil in Lee Co Va on 11 Oct 1833. She was born 1810, died 1878 [Nodaway Co] Mo. He was stationed at Abingdon Va at the time of his death on 5 April 1839 and is buried at Lebanon, Va. (799) Their children are said to be:

                      1]     Bathsheba Patton

                       2]     Mary Patton

                       3]     Louisa Patton

               i)    Eliza Patton, b. ..., marr. 14 Sept. 1830 William B. Thorn ; he was in Jefferson Co Ill in Sept 1836 when he granted POA to sell lands.

               j)    Lucinda Patton, b. ..., married Wm McDonald; they sold her share of Henry Patton's land in Pulaski Co. Va. in the 1850's.

               k)   Calvin Patton, b. ..., died in Platte Co. Mo. prior to 1839. A deed recorded there on 10 Nov 1853 names Calvin's minor children. (Deed book 2: 681) (Calvin’s brother Wm was a minister here at the time) We do not know his wife’s name.

                     1]    Mary E Patton

                     2]    William H Patton

                     3]    James W Patton

                     4]    John W Patton. In 1866 he sold his interest in the Henry Patton estate. (Pulaski Co Va DB 4: 362).






Henry Patton1             CHAPTER 2

 a. Thomas Patton Sr2


        6)   Sampson Patton, b. about 1782 Va., first on Montgomery Co tax list in 1803, married Elizabeth Trinkle, daughter of Christopher Trinkle and Elizabeth Wysor (Weiser), about 1808. (742) Trinkle lived nearby. In the 1810 Montg. census Sampson is shown with wife and two children under 10, and was living next to Thomas Sr. Sampson and John Patton were sureties for Martha Patton when she married in 1802. Sampson was apppointed constable for Montgomery Co in 1810, also 1811. In Dec 1812 Sampson P Patton and wife Elizabeth et al "of Montgomery Co." sold land on Thorn Spring. Elizabeth could not conveniently travel to Montgomery Co to acknowledge the deed (E:376) so it could be inferred that some of the family had moved to Indiana by then. Sampson moved in the fall of 1813 staying overwinter at Louisville Ky. and then moving on to Washington Co. Ind. along with his father-in-law and family. Sampson died there in the fall of 1814 and is buried on the Smithson Hollowell farm on the turnpike (742). Elizabeth appears as a widow with family in the 1820 census of Washington Co. Ind.; she later married John Onstatt (on 3 April 1828) and later moved to Illinois. (742) She was b. Dec 1784 in Va and died 3 Sept 1857 Clay Co Ill. (752)

                   a)    David Patton, b. 5 June 1805 Va., married Lockey "Snooky" Patton in Washington Co. Ind. on 28 April 1825. They are on the 1850 census with children. He died 15 Aug 1890 (752)

                   b)    Ann Patton, b. 31 July 1808 Va, md. Thomas Bowles in Washington Co., Ind. on 11 Feb. 1834. He was born 24 Jan 1806, d. 10 Aug 1840 Washington Co Ind. (752)

                   c)    Granville Patton, b. 17 March 1810 Va, marr. Malinda Trinkle in Wash. Co. Ind. on 18 March 1836. He died here 4 Dec. 1839; she was born about 1809, died 17 March 1878 (752).

                   d)    Benjamin Franklin Patton, b. 26 Sept. 1812 Va., married Elizabeth Mattox in Washington Co. Ind. on 13 Feb. 1834 (just two days after his sister married). They were living 1850 Washington Co Ind

                               1]    Granville Patton, b. 1836, md. (2) Emily Rebecca Rawlings

                               2]    Polly A. Patton, b. 1840 Ind

                               3)    William B. Patton, b. 1843 Ind

                               4)    David Patton, b 1845 Ind

                               5)    Sampson Patton, b. 1847 Ind

                               6)    Samuel Patton, b. 1849 Ind.

                   e)    Sampson Preston Patton Jr., born 3 March 1815, a posthumous son. He died 15 July 1834 without issue. (752)


          7)    Martha Patton was born about 1782, daughter of Thomas Patton Sr. She married Samuel Maxwell in Montgomery Co. Va. on 30 Jan. 1802. He was born in Va. on 23 July 1781, moved prior to 1824 to Mine Lick Creek (later Baxter), Jackson Co. Tenn and died there at Baxter on 22 May 1848. Martha died .... They had some eleven children, of whom two married Patton cousins. (765)

                       a)      Amos D. Maxwell, b. 15 June 1803, married 11 May 1823 Mary Patton, dau of Thomas. She was b. in Ky 24 Aug 1798, died Baxter Tenn 17 March 1879. See above.

                       b)     Sarah (Sally) Maxwell, b 23 March 1808, married David Patton, son of Thomas Patton Jr (q. v.).

                       c)      Andrew Jackson Maxwell, b. 27 Febr 1815 near Baxter, Tenn. marr. about 1839.

                       d)     Samuel H Maxwell, b. 4 March 1819, marr. about 1838

                       e)      David Wood Maxwell, b 5 March 1822 Gainsboro, Jackson Co

                       f)      Gordon C. Maxwell, b. 23 Feb 1825 near Baxter Tenn.

                      g-j)   Daughters- Anne, Nancy, Margaret, Mary (765)


Henry Patton Sr1             CHAPTER 2


b.       [Maj] Henry Patton2 was baptised on 6 March 1748 at the Tinkling Spring Meeting House, Augusta Co. (11) He lived about a mile from the head of Thorn Spring (764) and when Botetourt Co. was formed in 1770 he was named constable of the Back Creek precinct. He pursued a career in the militia in Montgomery Co. Va. (formed 1776). During Lord Dunmore's War (summer-fall 1774) he was an ensign under William Edmonson and was paid for 47 days service as a leader of a detachment of soldiers. [Among men in his detachment is found Thomas Patton]. In 1777 he swore allegiance to the State as member of Capt Jos. Cloyd's Co along with David Patton. He was recommended as a second lieutenant in Capt. Cloyd's Company in 1778; this seems to be the year Fort Donnelly on the Greenbrier was attacked. (91) From April to July Cloyd's company were active against the Indians in Monroe, Giles, and Greenbrier Counties. (RW pension file W 3657, F. Charlton). Henry must have shown promise as he was promoted to Captain in 1779. The next year Tory sentiment arose in the Walker Creek area; this presented a real risk to the patriotic cause due to the great strategic importance of the nearby Lead Mines. There were only a very few sources for lead in the colonies, and of course there was an embargo on all war materiel imposed by England.

Col. William Preston was resolved to stamp out Toryism. He said, "The Insolence of the Tories and the Disturbances given by them to the well effected Inhabitants of this and the Neighboring Counties demands every Exertion in our Power to suppress them by every legal means that God and Government... have put in our hands." (65) He gave Capt. James Byrn orders to proceed with 50 selected men on horseback on the Great Road past Peak Creek under pretext of garrisoning the Lead Mines, but then to cut off at the fork and then to "without losing time proceed immediately to Walker's Creek where a great many of those disaffected People reside which you are to disarm with all imaginable Secrecy and Dispatch ..." It was essential to have along a trusted local man who knew the territory well, and we can be sure that Henry Patton helped in this dangerous task; afterward one man grumbled "If Captain Patton came that way in the same manner again he would be very apt to get a bullet in him." (163) Henry also served his country by being in command at defense of the Lead Mines (91). He was made a major in 1787, and a lieutenant colonel in 1790. In 1779 Henry Patton was recommended as justice of the peace, and in 1782 took the oath as justice of the peace in Chancery and Oyer and Terminer. In 1782 he was taxed on one slave, 14 horses and 24 cattle. In 1787 he, David and James Patton are shown on the Montgomery Co. tax list. He was appointed Sheriff of Montgomery Co in 1793; in that year [his sons] Samuel and Isaac Patton were appointed deputy sheriffs.

Henry Patton married Martha Randolf ca 1768. In 1802 they made a gift of lands on Thorn Spring to Isaac Patton, their son. Henry (now "Sr") was still living in Montgomery Co 1810 (census) and 1816 (Wythe deed 6: 447). Henry and his wife were living in Tazewell Co Va [formed in 1800] in 1824; on 24 March 1824 they sold a tract of 166 acres on the Sinking Spring in Montgomery Co to Sebastian Wygal (DB H:551). They also deeded away land on Thorn Spring. (H: 626). They died shortly after this, intestate. Known and probable children are given below.



Henry Patton1

 b. Maj. Henry Patton2


            1)   Matilda Patton3, b. ca 1769, marr. Joseph Davidson on 14 June 1789 in Montgomery Co. Va. He was born 1762 in Pa, son of John G and Martha Davidson, died 1849. John Goolman Davidson (d. 1793) was the pioneer settler of Bluefield, W Va. His original cabin is located in the Bluefield City Park, having been moved from its original location. Joseph served in the Revolution as an Indian scout and spy. They moved to Mercer Co (W) Va (21) His will is recorded there (Book 1:23). Eight children. (55) She was living in 1850 Tazewell Co. Virginia.               a)    Martha Davidson4, b. ca 1789, m. (1) Howard Havens 30 Mar 1809, (2) Howard Bane 13 Jan 1837.

                       b)     Robert W Davidson, b. 1799, m. Polly Harmon 3 Feb 1825, d 6 June 1868.

                       c)     Henry P Davidson, b. ca 1790, m. Nancy Brown 26 May 1811, d ante 1841.

                       d)     William G Davidson, b. 1794, m (2) Elizabeth Allen 28 July 1836, on 1850 Tazewell census.

                       e)     John Davidson, b. 17--, m. Tabitha Witten 25 Dec 1817, d 18 Nov 1848.

                       f)      Jane G Davidson, b. ca 1800, m Ansel Richardson 1822.

                       g)     Samuel P Davidson, b. 1800, marr Judith Morgan Lockey, moved to Floyd Co Ky.

                       h)     James C Davidson, b. 1797?, marr (1) Julia H Brown; she died 4 March 1853 Tazewell Co. (2) Cath Bailey. He died after 1860 prob in Tazewell Co Va.


 2)        Isaac Patton3, born ca 1770, was appointed eighth Ensign in the Montgomery Militia (Va. 75th Regt) in April 1793 at the same time Samuel was advanced to 11th Lieutenant. Isaac was advanced to Lieutenant in Oct. 1795. (27) He was single, living next to his sister Mary and husband Wm McDowell in 1810. He sold land that had been given to him by Henry in 18... (see Montg Deed bk E-394,598) He died by March 1816 and a parcel of his land "by the Death of Isaac Patton Intestate has by the Act of Descents fallen to the said Henry Patton...", (Montg Co Deed bk G, p. 447) showing that he was Henry's son and left no other heirs.


     3)    Jennet Patton3, born abt 1771, m. William George on 9 Feb. 1793 in Montgomery Co. Va. Her father signed the marriage bond; they were married by Edward Morgan, Methodist minister of the area. (67) William died in 1809 or 1810. Jennie George obtained a license to operate an ordinary in her house in Jeffersonville, Tazewell Co., in 1811. She died prior to March 1820 when her estate was appraised. Two children named in Bible. Descendants still live in Tazewell Co.

             a)    Henry Patton George, b. 21 Feb 1794, m Polly A Williams 10 Aug 1820 in Tazewell Co. Children?

             b)    John Boyd George, b. 31 July 1795, marr Rhoda ..., left issue.

             c)    [Col.] Harvey George, b. .. 1798, died 23 Aug. 1865 at "The Willows" in Witten Valley, Tazewell Co. See (687) for descendants.

             d)    William O. George, b. Sept. 1804, d. 22 Nov. 1859 Tazewell Co.


     4)    Mary (Polly) Patton3, born (ca 1778)., marr. William Mc Dowell, of Greenbrier Co., in Montgomery Co- bond dated 22 June. Henry (father) consented, Samuel provided surety. They were also married by Edward Morgan. (67) He was on Tazewell tax lists for 1818, 1819, 1820.






Henry Patton1 

 b. Maj. Henry Patton2


     5)    Samuel Patton3 Sr., born in or around 1766, first appears in the 1787 Montgomery Co. Va. tax list, then in 1791 living with his father. Samuel was appointed deputy sheriff 1793, when Henry was Sheriff. Samuel witnessed Polly Patton's marriage consent. Summers (27) shows that Samuel followed in the family model and had a career in the Montgomery Militia. Samuel Patton was married to Nancy Draper in Montgomery Co. Va. on 8 May 1793 by Richard Whitt. (67) Samuel Patton and family are found on the 1810 Montgomery Co Va census; in March 1816 Samuel and Nancy sold their Montgomery County land and moved away. (Two tracts, one of which was conveyed by Henry Patton to Samuel 7 Feb 1812 [F: 94]). It has not been definitely established as of this writing where they went then. It, howver, appears that Samuel was the man who obtained a survey for 50 acres on Mine Lick Creek in Jackson Co Tenn. by 1831. (See Henry, infra).

Samuel has not been found in the 1820 census as of yet, was allegedly in Warren Co in 1830 (I cannot find this record). In 1840 we find Samuel Patton Sr., born in the 1760's, with a presumed wife born in the 1780's and one son, b. 1800-09, living next to John Patton (b 1760's) in Jackson Co Tenn. Samuel Sr died late in 1842, and Wm A Hall was appt’d administrator of his estate. Early in 1842 Putnam Co was erected and Samuel’s land was in this jurisdiction. It transpired that he had left behind debts, and notice was published in the Sparta Gazette to Henry and Nancy Patton (who were then not residing in the State of Tennessee). They did not reply and his land was sold at a sheriff’s sale. (Putnam Co court minutes.) Implied children of Samuel:

             a)    Henry Patton, born 1803. In Feb. 1827 Henry Patton entered 100 acres of land on Mine Lick Creek, adjacent to a 50 acres tract of Samuel Patton; this was surveyed in 1831 (survey no. 446). Samuel Patton and Wm Carr were chain carriers. (Wm H Carr was the first Clerk of Courts in Putnam Co). Henry was living out of state in 1842, but by 1850 had returned to the area, now Putnam Co and was on the census this year, living alone, so he apparently never married. This man not found in 1860. This would appear to be the heir of Samuel discussed above. Henry probably died without issue.

             b)    daughter, b 1800-09. The Nancy Patton mentioned as an heir of Samuel Sr could have been his widow, or a daughter.

      6)   Agnes Patton, possible daughter of Henry, b. ca. 1769, married 10 June 1789 William Patterson. A man of this name bought 995 acres on the head of the Holston River in Aug 1782 (A:273).

     7)    Jane Patton, possible dau (no proof), marr. Geo Ramsey 18 Aug 1801 in Montg. Co. Va.; no deeds for this man are found in Montgomery Co.


 c.     James Patton2 was born ca 1751 in Augusta Co. Va, obviously a namesake of his famed kinsman Col. James Patton. He married Florence Graham 1773 in Botetourt Co. Va. He was sworn to the State in Capt McCorkle's Co. of Montgomery Co, Militia 6 Sept 1777. James was named legatee of Henry [Sr] in a 1783 survey. James was living 1782- 1789 Montg. Co. Va. We find James living Wythe Co. Va. (formed 1789) 1793-98. James and Florence Patton sold their land on Peak Creek 1796, and moved to Ky. See below for continuation of this line. Beginning in Chapter 3 a new numbering sequence is used, with James Patton being number 1.


 d.     David Patton2 was also a legatee of Henry Patton; born before 1759. He served with Henry Patton in the same Company of Montgomery Co Militia in 1777. (21) David Patton served in Capt. Henry Patton's company in 1781. In 1789 he was taxable in Montgomery Co, living next to Henry and Thos Patton. He was also on Montgomery Co tax lists through 1795 but then we find no later trace. There is no marriage record and it seems he probably died without issue; there was no record of an estate.

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C e c i l


John Cecil (Sissell, Siscil, Cisal, etc) was born in Prince Georges County Maryland on 24 Dec. 1691, a son of William Cecil Sr. and died there on 28 Jan 1759 (IGI). He married Elizabeth Sollars in 1718 and had a number of children; one son was: (1)


Samuel Cecil Sr., born 23 March 1718/19 in Prince Georges Co., died in Virginia on 5 Aug 1786, (IGI). This man moved from Maryland about 1768 and settled on Neck Creek, Montgomery Co Va (now Pulaski Co) where he obtained two tracts of land. He married Rebecca White ca 1745 in Maryland. Rebecca was reportedly born in Prince Georges Co Md on 20 Aug 1723, died 16 March 1815 Dublin, Montgomery Co Va. Several of their children married children of Thomas Witten and his wife Elizabeth Cecil. (2, 3)

 1.   William Cecil, born 28 May 1750 Md, died 11 Dec 1830 Va.

 2.   John Cecil, born abt 25 Jan 1754 in Md., died abt. 5 Aug 1832 Neck Creek, marr Kizziah Witten ca 1771. She was b. 19 Feb 1751 Md, died 15 May 1837 Va.. Twelve children. (3)

 3.   Eleanor Cecil, b. 15 May 1755 Md, marr Thomas J Witten abt 1783, died 1836.

 4.   Thomas Cecil, b. ca 1756 Md, served with Henry Patton in 1774. He marr. ....

 5.   Zachariah Cecil, b. 1758 Md, married Nancy Ingram in Montgomery Co Va., living there in 1805, later moved to Ohio (Shelby Co). He may have m (2) Julia Howe?

       a.       James Granville Cecil, b. ..., moved to Wayne Co Ky. This man married Sarah Buster, a daughter of General Joshua Buster (5) [Another account says he was son of Samuel Jr.]

 6.   Benjamin Sollers (Sollas, “Saul”) Cecil, b. perhaps 1758 in Maryland, married Priscilla Boydeston about 1783. She was the daughter of James Boydston. Benjamin served under Henry Patton in the Montgomery Militia in 1781. He sold his Virginia lands in 1792 to Samuel Caddall, who married Nancy Ann Cecil, dau of John and Keziah Cecil. “Salles” Cecil was bondsman. Then in 1799he moved to Wayne Co Ky, near Tennessee. He and Priscilla are buried in the Washington Young Cemetery in Wayne Co. The names of this man’s children have yet to be reliably worked out. Did he leave a will? A likely daughter would be: (1, 2, 4)

       a.       Eleanor Cecil, born 1787 Va, married Thomas Patton Jr. on 15 May 1797 in Montgomery Co Ky. “Saul” Cecil signed the marriage bond, presumably her father. In 1810 a Thomas Patton was on the Wayne Co census living next to one BSolles? Cecil, born prior to 1765. Cecil’s first name was scrawled and could have been something like Solley?? This could have been Nellie’s father but it would be good to verify in land records in Wayne Co.

 7.   James Cecil, b. ca 1764 Md, marr Mary Wysor 5 Dec 1787 Montg Co Va.

 8.   Malinda Cecil, b. ca 1767 Md.

 9.   Samuel Cecil Jr., born 23 Jan 1769, married Polly Ingram in Montgomery Co. on 24 Oct 1792. They moved to Mo where he reportedly died in 1834.

10. Rebecca White Cecil, b. 1771?, died ..., marr her cousin Jas Witten ca 1783.




(1) Cecil, Thomas M et al, “Gen. of the Cecil Family of America” 1891.

(2) Kegley, Mary “Early Adventurers on the Western Waters” vol 2, pp259-263.

(3) Genforum “Cecil” post no. 488, discusses Witten-Cecil connection in detail.

(4) Ward, Charles, Genforum post # 374, excellent article on Benjamin Sollers Cecil and his wife.

(5) Johnson, Augusta, “A Century of Wayne Co Ky, 1800-1900" Louisville, 1939.


Dates added from IGI are used above but since most individuals above have at least 15 listings and all differ in detail, should be used with caution! The above account is a mere thumbnail sketch and the original sources should be consulted!






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