|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1852|
DEATH DATE AND BIRTH DATE: The date of death of Dec. 5, 1852, is from reading of the photos (see two of them on the memorial) of the tombstone. Other sources -- including Hazel Stroup's published cemetery transcription and a reading by Clarence A. Brown -- list the date as Dec. 3, 1853. Death at age 84 in 1852 would suggest a date of birth of about 1768; death in 1853 would suggest a date of birth of about 1769. The 1850 census, showing him as age 80 in 1850, would suggest a date of birth of 1769 or 1770. So, the date of birth of 1769 used at the top of the memorial is an approximate one.
PARENTS: Samuel was the son of John and Margaret Patterson. John Patterson died 11 Apr 1774 in Piney Creek Hundred, which was then in Frederick Co, MD, but later in Carroll Co, MD. See Frederick Co Will Book A, p. 490.
WIVES: Samuel married 1st Nancy Anderson (date of birth unknown) on 26 Aug 1790 in Winchester, VA. Clarence Brown believed Nancy died about 1809 and was buried at Particular Baptist Church Cemetery, near Bryant's Station, Bourbon Co, KY, but the 1813 date of birth of Eliza/Elizabeth Ann Patterson obviously suggests that either (a) Nancy was still alive in 1813 or (b) Samuel had another wife--Nancy's mother--who has not been identified. Samuel married Catherine Fruit (born abt 1775) before 21 July 1820, probably in Franklin Co, IN. She survived him and is said to have been buried in Big Cedar Grove Cemetery, Franklin Co, IN.
INDIANA PIONEER: "In 1815 this Samuel bought 80 acres on the Indiana-Ohio line on the Indiana side about one (1) mile north of College Corner in Union County. He sold this in 1820." [Source: Letter from Judge James A. Emmert to Jay Wright, 23 Oct 1969.] [Samuel is a qualifying ancestor for the Society of Indiana Pioneers based on the 1815 land purchase.]
THE PARTITION SUIT: Clarence A. Brown did genealogical research on the family in the 1960s and earlier. Among his papers was a carbon copy of a page he typed with his notes from a Partition Suit filed in Butler County, Ohio. Some of the typed numbers and letters are unclear because of filling of the characters on the carbon copy image, so numbers here may not be exactly correct (particularly confusing are the 3's and 5's). The notes appear to say that, "The records of the Clerk of the Common [Pleas] Court of Butler County, Ohio, Code Record Vol. 2, page 377, Cause # 553, show that in 1856, Samuel Patterson et al filed a partition suit against George Patterson, Samuel Davis, et al., asking for partition of 71 acres in Sections 9 and 16 in Morgan Township. The pleadings in this case allege that Samuel Patterson, Jane Peterson (Husband, William of Indiana), Alsy Ann Lowe (Husband, Lowely Lowe of Indiana), Margaret Foster (Husband, Archibald of Indiana), Elizabeth Ann Draper (Husband James [sic -- should be Joseph M. Draper] M. of Butler County, Ohio), and George W. Patterson of California were the children of Samuel Patterson, deceased."
The notes further mention grandchildren of Samuel Patterson whose own parents were already dead by 1856: "James Handly (Handley) of Indiana, was a grandson [James Handley was a son of Robert Handley and Mary Patterson Handley; Mary had died in 1831 -- long before the Partition Suit], James P. Patterson, a son, was deceased, leaving the following children: James Patterson, and William Patterson (wife Jane), both of Indiana; and Samuel Patterson, Lewis Patterson, Mary Jane Patterson, Catherine Patterson, Nancy R. Patterson and Elizabeth Ann Patterson all of Kentucky. Rachel Davis, a daughter was deceased, her husband's name being Samuel Davis, and left the following children: Emaline Hodson (Husband Abram), Merhark [Meshach/Meshack] E. Davis, Caroline [Carline] Misner (Husband, Allen Misner, of Indiana), Rachel Phillips (Husband, Richard Phillips), Kalentha Davis of Indiana and Lettia Davis (the last three were children of Oliver P. Davis, deceased, who was a son of Rachel and Samuel Davis); Catherine Patterson, widow of Samuel Patterson, of Indiana, was also named a party."
OTHER GRANDCHILDREN: Samuel Patterson had a number of grandchildren who were not named in the Partition Suit because their parents were still alive. Among them (this is not an exhaustive list) were:
Children of Samuel Patterson (1805-1892) by his 1st wife, Nancy Davis Patterson: Rachel Patterson Handley, Rebecca Patterson Mercer, Nancy Ann Patterson George, Margaret Patterson Brown, Sarah Ellen "Sally" Patterson Armstrong, Francis/Frank M. Patterson, and Hannah Martha Patterson Gosnell.
Children of Samuel Patterson (1805-1892) by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Brown Patterson: Alice Patterson Emmert and Flora/Florence Patterson Secrest.
Children of Archibald Handley Foster and Margaret Patterson Foster: Dr. Franklin/Frank J. Foster, Samuel J. Foster, Archibald George Foster, Margaret Foster, and Joshua N. Foster [or Newton J. Foster].
Rachel Patterson Davis (1800 - 1839)*
Samuel Patterson (1805 - 1892)*
Margaret Patterson Foster (1810 - 1873)*
Eliza Ann Patterson Draper (1813 - 1866)*
George Family Cemetery
Maintained by: Jay Wright
Originally Created by: Dennis Kowallek
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76223246