John Patton of Pennsylvania
John Patton was of Scotch and Irish ancestry. He came from near Belfast, Ireland to America in the mid-1700's and settled in Allegheny City (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. I am indebted to the late Dr. David V. Agricola for his extensive research into the primary records in support of the antebellum Patton's on this page. His Web site contains this and several other Patton lines.
John is said to have emigrated from the vicinity of Belfast, Ireland to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania when his son was about 14 years old. It is also said that the younger John enlisted to fight in the Revolutionary War at a young age. This would put the emigration just a very few years before 1776.
(Children of John Patton and unknown)
PATTON, John b ca. 1750 Ireland
m Nancy Gouverneur
According to a memorial, John "was carefully educated, and when quite young enlisted as a soldier in the Revolutionary army, and at the battle of Plattsburg was promoted for gallant conduct. After the war he settled in Lancaster Pa. and married Nancy Governeur, a great niece of the English commander Lord Nelson of Trafalgar fame." There was a Battle of Plattsburgh was during the War of 1812. During the Revoluntionary War, the Battle of Valcour Island took place in the area of Plattsburgh, which not officially established until 1785. A search of Burkes Peerage finds no mention of Gouvernuer in relation to Horatio Nelson and Nancy would be too old to be a great-niece.
The Pennsylvania Archives contains a muster roll for Col. Thomas Porter's battalion that lists Lieutenant John Patton as company commander. It was mustered 13 Aug 1776 in Lancaster.
Around 1800, the family moved to Kaskaska, Illinois and then later to the vicinity of Richwoods, Washington County, Missouri. A 70-80 year old John Patton appears in the 1830 census for Washington County, Merimac Township as living alone.
(Children of John Patton and Nancy Gouverneur)
PATTON, Charles b 1781 Lancaster, Pennsylvania d 2 May 1830 Franklin County, Missouri
m 1808 Missouri Susanna Rogers b after 1787
- Emily b ca. 1809-1810
- William Nelson b 1811
- Eliza Ann b ca. 1812
- Harriet b ca. 1818
- Franklin b 1820
- Rebecca b 1825
- John R b ca. 1827
- Charles never married
Susanna's family left Franklin County in 1809 and moved to Kentucky. The marriage date is not otherwise documented. An 1829 deed has her married to Charles.
m ca. 1809 Nancy Whitley b ca. 1790 Frankfort, Kentucky
- Thomas W. b 1813
- Wellington b ca. 1816
- Joseph b 1818
- Montgomery b 1822
- John W. b ca. 1825
- Minerva b 1826
There are two deeds for John purchasing two 80 acre tracts in Franklin County, Missouri, one in Sep 1821 and the other in Aug 1825. In the 1830 census he lived in Merrimac Township of Franklin County with seven sons, two daughters, and an elderly man. Ten years later he was living in Galena Township, Franklin County near his son Joseph. No record of him was found in the 1850 census. In 1860, he was now in Prairie Township, Franklin County. Probate records of 1785/6 include the children listed above.
m ca. 1819 Elizabeth Hyde
- four sons and four daughters
(Children of Charles Patton and Susanna Rogers)
m 2 Sep 1828 Franklin County, Missouri Judge David Sterigere
Emily's (spelled Emely and Emly) and David's (spelled Stereger and Stenger) marriage appears on page 30 of the Franklin County Marriage Book.
PATTON, William Nelson b 1811 d 1857 Franklin County, Missouri
m Margaret Jones Spencer d Jul 1851
- Ann Elizabeth b 1840
- Susan Ellen b 19 Dec 1841
- Harriett b 1843
- Mary E.
- Charles Franklin b 15 Jan 1851
William Patton was a successful Doctor and had amassed a small fortune. When news of the California gold reached Missouri, William very much wanted to try his luck, but his responsibilities at home prevented him. Instead, he 'grubstaked' three of his neighbors, one of which was George Hearst. In return the prospective miners agreed to give William a percentage of their earnings during the first three years. William never heard from any of his nominees. George Hearst made his fortune from the Comstock silver mine and not his mining efforts in California.
m 22 July 1830 Franklin County, Missouri John Russell Twitty
- John A.
- Harrison Russell
John and Eliza marriage appears on page 89 of the Franklin County Marriage Book. John died early and left his children as orphans. Ambrose Twitty and another became their guardians.
m 3 May 1842 Crawford County, Missouri Dr. Jesse Malone
m Benjamin Ruggles
- five children
m 29 Jan 1852 Ponotee County, Mississippi Martha Alexandria McCord
Franklin received his doctor of divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The history for the First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, Missouri tells us that Rev. Patton became its full time minister in 1857.
m Peyton Johnson
PATTON, John R.
m Margaret Hane Hawkin
- John b 1881
(Children of JohnPatton and Nancy Whitley)
m Judith b ca. 1824
- Mary b ca. 1846 Missouri
- Nancy b ca. 1848 Missouri
- Elias b ca. 1849 Missouri
- one other
Joseph lived with his brother Montgomery in 1850. In 1868, he sold his share in his father's estate.
m 3 March 1850 St. Francois County, Missouri Sarah Bowren
- Paul m Aurabelle
- six others
Montgomery's and Sarah's marriage appears on page 122 of the St. Francois County Marriage Book.
In 1868 John purchased some land from his father. According to letter he was alive in 1891.
m 14 Oct 1847 Franklin County, Missouri Robert Lewis b 1816 North Carolina
Minerva and Robert's marriage appears on page 55 of the Franklin County Marriage Book. The 1850 census has Minerva and Robert in Richwood Township, Washington County, Missouri.
m 5 Dec 1835 Washington County, Missouri Elinor (Ellen T) Lupton b 1814 England
Thomas' and Elinor's appear in the 1840 and 1850 census for Washington County, Missouri and 1860 in Crawford County, Missouri
(Children of William Patton and Margaret Spencer)
m Dr. Harrison
- George W. b ca. 1864
m before 1867 Ferdinand T. Bray b ca. 1843
- Egbert D. b ca. 1867
- Madina b ca. 1869
- Mary b. ca. 1870
- Sally b ca. 1875
There is also a Civil War record for a Private Ferdinand T. Bray from Missouri serving in the union army in 1864. In the 1870 census Ferdinand and Annie E., Annie's son George, and E. D. and Medina Bray are living in Crawford County, Missouri. An older (66) E. D. Bray and his wife Franis M. are the next entries in the census, presumably Ferdinand's parents. On 15 Oct 1873 Ferdinand was granted 40.67 acres in Crawford County, Missouri. The 1880 census has Ferdinand, his wife Annie E., their four children, and Annie's son living in San Simeon, California. Ferdinand was a Blacksmith. The 1920 census has Ferdinand and Annie E. living alone in Redwood township, Santa Clara County, California.
m 13 Mar 1866 Franklin County, Missouri Captain James Lafayette Jennett b 1838 d 1933
- Harry Nelson
- Edna Mae
- Frank Edward (Ted)
- Harry C. (Buzz)
- Eleanor (Sue)
- Lulu Virginia b ca. 1875
There was a 16 year old Harriet Patton living with the Beasley's in Franklin County, Missouri in the 1860 census. James was living in Boles Township, Franklin County, Missouri according to the 1860 census. The 1900 census has James, his wife Harriett, and their daughter Lulu in Kearney, Clay County, Missouri. The 1910 census has James L. and Harriet living alone in Gallain, Clay County, Missouri. The 1930 census has Lulu Henderson back with them still in Clay County. In June 1949 Phoebe wrote in her diary that she was going to Kansas City, Missouri to visit Harry Jennett. While there she also went to Edna and Ed's home. She also mentioned visiting with Harvey and family. Finally, Joe is mentioned. Edna is probably Harry's sister. It's possible that one of the two Harrys was a Harvy. Another possibility is the Joe and Harvy are Harry's sons.
PATTON, Charles Franklin b 15 Jan 1851 d 2 Jan 1919
m 19 Oct 1875 Rhoda Fort b ca. 1856 d 28 Jul 1920 St. Louis, Missouri
- Norah b 5 Sep 1876
- William Nelson b 18 April 1878
- Franklin Baker b 25 Oct 1890
- Walter Fleetwood b 28 May 1887
- Charles Arthur b 12 Mar 1890
- Lucy b 1895
Charles is buried in the Oak Hill cemetery new Kirkwood, Missouri. The 1880 Census has Charles Patton, his wife Rhoda, and two children Nora and William living in Dawson Township, Phelps County, Missouri. Charles was a farmer. In the 1900 Census the children Frank, Walter, Arthur, and Lucy were added and William is missing. They are listed as living in Boles, Franklin County, Missouri. By 1910 Norah, Franklin, and Walter are missing. The residence remains the same. There is an Albert Patton listed as a servant. In 1920 Rhoda Patton is listed as an inmate in St. Louis Ward 24, St. Louis, Missouri.
(Children of Charles Patton and Rhoda Fort)
m Edward B. Lambeth b 29 Oct 1875 d 25 Dec 1945
In a Jan 1919 obituary for his father, Norah is described as living in Maplewood, Missouri. The 1930 census has Edward B. Lambeth and his wife Nora living in Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was a carpenter.
PATTON, William Nelson b 18 Apr 1878 d 28 Mar 1959
m Maud Lovilla Merritt b 12 Sep 1872 d 30 Aug 1943 San Francisco, California
m 11 Aug 1944 San Jose, California Bertha Mabel Boud b 1 Apr 1882 Kiokuk, Iowa d 22 Feb 1960
Will and Maud moved to San Jose, California prior to 1910 (they appear in the 1910 census). After Maud's death, William married his deceased brother's (Walter Fleetwood Patton) widow, Bertha and they continued to live in San Jose until William's death. Mabel's daughter then took her mother to Salt Lake City, Utah where she died the next year. Will and Mabel are often mentioned in William's cousin Phoebe Coats' diary. They traveled with Pheobe and her husband to Missouri in 1949 to visit Frank Patton and Lucy (Patton) Wood.
PATTON, Franklin Baker b 25 Oct 1890 d after 1949
m 2 Sep 1908 Bertha Thornhill d after 1949
- Ruth Margaret b 5 May 1909
- Rhoda Maurine
- Herbert Bryan
- Walter Fleetwood
- Charles Arthur
Frank's cousin Phoebe Coats visited him and Bertha in St. Louis in May 1949. There are several entries in her diary regarding the visit. The 1930 census has Franklin, his wife Bert ha, and their children Maurine and Jean. His occupation is listed as a stationary engineer.
PATTON, Walter Fleetwood b 28 May 1887 d 11 December 1935 Salt Lake City, Utah
m 12 Dec 1908 Bertha Mabel Boud b 1 Apr 1882 Kiokuk, Iowa d 22 Feb 1960 Salt Lake City, Utah
- Rhoda Elizabeth b private
- Charles Edwin b private
- Bertha Marie b private
- Ruth Inez b private
In a Jan 1919 obituary for his father, Walter is described as living in Seattle, Washington. The 1930 census has Walter F. Patton, his wife Mabel B., and their three children (Charles excepted) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Walter was a Real Estate manager.
PATTON, Charles Arthur b 12 Mar 1890 d 1 Oct 1940 Sacramento County, California
m 20 Apr 1916 Irma Charlotte Rimkus
- Bernice Irma b private
- Milton Arthur b private
- William Franklin b private
- Shirley Ann b private
In a Jan 1919 obituary for his father, Arthur is described as living in Ballwin, Missouri. The 1930 census has Charles A. Patton, his wife Irene, and their children as living in Washington, Franklin County, Missouri. Charles is listed as a car salesman.
m 18 May 1916 Franklin County, Missouri Lloyd N. Wood b ca. 1891
- Lloyd N Wood
- Mary K Wood
Lucy's and Lloyd's marriage appears on page 157 of the Franklin County Marriage Book. According to the Franklin County Tribune obituary for her father from Jan 1919, Lucy lived in Ballwin, Missouri. She may have later moved to the vicinity of Kansas City, Missouri as she is mentioned in Phoebe Coats' diary as dropping in to visit a cousin who lived in Kansas City. The 1930 census has Floyd and Lucy living in In the 1930 census the couple have acquired two children, Loyd and Mary, and Loyd's father Frederick. They live in Boles Township, Franklin County, Missouri. In the 1910 census, Frederick was listed as living there. It's also the same township as Lucy's parents when they were alive. Lloyd was a farmer. The 1920 census lists Lloyd as Floyd while the 1910 census has him as Lloyd. I'm assuming Lloyd as it's most commonly spelled. The initial N is from the 1930 census.