|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1857|
Mary and the Captain's story is recounted in "The Captain's Wife" by Douglas Kelley, 2001. The Captain took ill on their voyage around South America from NY to San Francisco, plus there was a mutiny. Mary, age 19, took charge, gave orders, and the ship made it intact to S.F. with all their cargo. She discovered she was pregnant on this trip. Nursing her ailing husband, they returned to NYC by way of Panama and its railway. Finally back in Boston, she gave birth to Joshua Jr. Four months later the Captain died.
1850 Rockland, Maine
Sarah M. Patten age 45 is the head of this household. She has six children: Joshua Patten is age 23 a sailor, as are his 2 brothers Samuel and George.
1860 U.S. Census, Boston, Ward 1,
Massachusetts. Joshua is age 3 with his widowed mother, Mary A. Patten age 23. They are living with Mary's mother, 58 year old widow Elizabeth Brown, and with Mary's siblings too (3 younger brothers and a sister).
1880 U.S. Census Boston, 3 Hildreth Place. 22 year old Joshua A. Patten is a "carriage painter." He is living with 2 of his uncles: Edward Brown age 40 and William Brown age 36 both are "Caulkers".
SOURCE: "The Captain's Wife" by Douglas Kelley. 1900 Rockland, Maine, vital records say that 43 year old Joshua A. Patten Jr. died in an accidental drowning.
Mary A. Brown Patten (1837 - 1861)*
Joshua A. Patten (1857 - 1900)*
Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory
Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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