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Thaddeus Patchin
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1728
Wilton
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1801
New Lebanon
Columbia County
New York, USA

Born a British subject, died an American.

Thaddeus PATCHIN was the son of Margery CABLE and Joseph PATCHIN, both of CT. His known occupation was that of shoemaker.

He married Sarah STUART, also of CT, on 25 Dec 1750 in Wilton, Fairfield Co, CT. Just when and why they eventually moved to NY is not known.

Their known children:

1) Thaddeus Patchin
2) Nathan Patchin b. 1754 d. 1838.
3) Sarah Patchin Austin
4) Zebulon Patchin b. 1763
5) Hezekiah Patchin

Columbia County, NY became a popular place for members of the Shaker community. Among the first settlers were families named Patchin. An inn was kept at Lebanon Springs for several years before the close of the Revolutionary War. In 1775 the list of members of the Fairfield Congregational Church shows Thaddeus and Sarah as members.

The community of New Lebanon was formed from the former village of Canaan on 21 April 1818. Most records pertaining to Thaddeus' wife Sarah show Canaan as her place of residence after Thaddeus' death. In this couple's lifetime Columbia County experienced the predations of escaping British soldiers and became a stop on the Underground Railroad.

From The Rochester Republican newspaper, Monday Morning, January 7, 1838, Col. 7:

"List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Brighton, Dec. 31, 1837. [snip] Thaddeus H. Patchen 5. [snip] Benj. B. Blossom, P.M."

Notes for the Reader in 2009: The larger Patchin family and the families with which they intermarried were mostly present in CT for multiple generations. In some accounts Patchins and Morehouses intermarried 14 times. The following data is from the Patchen(in) Family Association, maintained by John W. and Lucille Patchen, 3201 St. Francis Blvd. NW, Anoka, MN 55303-1017:

"The manual of members of the Fairfield Congregational church includes several of the Patchen name, as follows: 1733, Joseph Pachin, Mary, his wife, Jacob Patchin; 1737, wife of Jacob Patchin; 1745, Jacob Patchen; 1752, Thaddeus Patchen, Sarah Stuart; 1755, Isaac Patchen, Betty (Stone), his wife; 1756, James Olmstead, Mary (Patchen), his wife; 1757, Jabez Patchen and wife; 1758, Josiah Williams, Margaret (Patchen), his wife.[PATCH]'


Headstone transcription: "In memory of Thaddeus Patchin who died in the 72nd year of age." Courtesy of Lanny Medlin.

Will made 1797 and registered 26 May 1801, widow Sarah Patchin life estate in all real estate and one cow, son Thaddeus $5, son Zebulon $5, daughter Sarah, wife of Stephen Austin, $5, remainder to executor son, Nathan Patchin of Canaan, NY.

Other sources: Federal census for 1790 & 1800, Columbia County Historical Society, New York Genealogical Society, Abstracts of wills of Rensselaer County, New York: in the office of the surrogate at Troy, New York, 1791-1850. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Patchin (1694 - 1758)
  Margery Cable Patchin (1701 - 1758)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Stuart Patchin (1724 - 1817)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Patchin Austin (1757 - ____)*
  Zebulen Patchen (1764 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sackett Cemetery
Lebanon Springs
Columbia County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: D. Goodboe
Originally Created by: Lanny Medlin
Record added: Jun 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27884811
Thaddeus Patchin
Added by: Lanny Medlin
 
 
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You are not forgotten.
- Lanny Medlin
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
To those whom time has forgotten.
- Lanny Medlin
 Added: Jun. 28, 2008
 
 
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