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Robert Chilson Patterson (#48384747)
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Bio Photo Hello . I'm Robert Chilson Patterson . Born in Beckley , West Virginia . 1961 to Harry McConnell Patterson III and Virginia Canterbury Patterson . I'm currently tracing the family history ( for two years )and will be adding a lot of information to this sight as I've already found around twenty relatives on here so far .Family Surnames known; Patterson, Canterbury, McCreery, Chilson, Herold, Starkey, Safford, Sheffler, Gholson, Lacy, McCree, Blankinship, Payne, Pinkney, Rogers, Wilson, Simpson, Riader, Snyder,and a few new one's I'll add later. I'm trying to find pictures any information of past relative's of any sort. I've traced this line of Patterson's to 1774 in Londonderry Ireland but lose track there . It appears Robert Patterson was a popular name even way back then . If you have any info please share .My Grandfather's name was Patrick Harry McConnell Patterson II. His wife Crystal Dale Herold Patterson( both lived most of their life in Beckley WV) . My Great GrandFather was Of course Patrick Harry McConnell Patterson I( Born in Parkersburg , WV in 1878). and he married Willie McCreery Patterson ( both passed away in Beckley WV). His father was Robert Henry Patterson( Born in St Clairsville , Ohio 1842) who married Katharine Ward Safford Patterson . His father was Robert Patterson(born in McConnelsville , Ohio or Wheeling,WV -Two different reports) who was married three separate times . His first wife was Jane Wilson Patterson whom had four children ( one died at a young age )then he married a Mrs. Harriett Simpson they had a daughter (actually had two), Sally V. Patterson who married William King . He married a third time at age 65 to a Emma Jane Raider Clifford who was 38.This Colonel Robert Patterson was a Lawyer/Judge/Senator in 1870's( Mayor of St Mary's WV in 1880 ).His father was named Robert Patterson(middle initial may be J) also and married Sarah Van Meter in 1804 . This Robert Patterson was born in 1774 . He passed way in 1863 and is buried in Seceder Cemetery ,Jefferson County, Ohio . His son's first wife Jane Wilson Patterson is buried there also .
Well it said short bio and since I barely said anything about me I'll stop this not so short non-bio, bio .

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Dawn Chilson
Chilson Family

I am a Chilson and have some information on the Chilson side if you need and my mother's side. Donald W. Chilson, Jr. was my father. This is my father's Find A Grave Memorial# 151001966 and this is my grandfather's: Find A Grave Memorial# 153904459
Added by Dawn Chilson on Dec 08, 2015 12:37 PM
Teresa LeMaster Fordyce
RE: Kate Ward Safford Patterson
No, I'm not related. Her marker was in the section of the cemetery that I photographed the other day.
Added by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce on Nov 11, 2015 12:15 PM
Chris Painter
RE: Thank You .
You are welcome! If you would like any memorials that I maintain transferred to you, please just send a smiley face. I am not related to anyone in this area, so I would be happy to transfer to someone who has a personal interest that will add info and maintain the memorial.
Added by Chris Painter on Dec 11, 2014 3:49 AM
Katie Litchfield
Robert John Patterson
You mentioned that you have a lot of information from different books. I have a copy of "History of Mason County, West Virginia 1897" do you have that one? There is a write up in there with his name, a little more than one column with a photo of his home. If not, let me know and I will copy what's in there for you. Also, it mentions his brother, Harry, having died in Alaska, would this be him? 49516000
Added by Katie Litchfield on Dec 09, 2014 8:18 PM
Katie Litchfield
Robert John Patterson

I'm happy to be able to transfer Mr. Patterson to you, I'm always glad to be able to transfer family members to those that are related to them and have information on them, and that you know someone who knew him, that's even better. I look forward to your adding any information that you have.

Have a wonderful day,
Added by Katie Litchfield on Dec 09, 2014 3:09 PM
Angela (Hart) Masterson
RE: Thank you .
You're welcome and thanks for your help. Missouri Annie Turner Starkey is 2nd Cousin 4x removed of my hubby. I cheated on the relationship...Thanks to Ancestry's View Relationship To Me. :-)

Missouri Annie Turner (1864 - 1925)
2nd cousin 4x removed of husband

Lucinda Tatman (1840 - 1923)
mother of Missouri Annie Turner

Katherine Ann Appleman (1820 - 1906)
mother of Lucinda Tatman

George Appleman (1779 - 1842)
father of Katherine Ann Appleman

William S Appleman (1806 - 1897)
son of George Appleman

Lucinda Appleman (1826 - 1884)
daughter of William S Appleman

Savilla Bankes (1847 - 1928)
daughter of Lucinda Appleman

George Marion Masterson (1869 - )
son of Savilla Bankes

Roy Eugene Masterson (1891 - 1978)
son of George Marion Masterson

Lester Howard Masterson (1938 - 2006)
son of Roy Eugene Masterson

Lesley Howard Masterson (1971 - )
son of Lester Howard Masterson
Added by Angela (Hart) Masterson on Oct 03, 2014 11:49 AM
R. Wright
RE: Patterson
Robert, Donna's link goes to a Ralph Patterson Sr. (1898-1969), I don't have any other info on them. She's on my friends list on Find A Grave if you'd like to contact her. Likely not related, but you can try. I also emailed you an update on Charles Starkey - let me know if you get it.
Added by R. Wright on Oct 02, 2014 11:11 AM
Kyle Myers
RE: Col Robert Patterson - 127576233

I meant to ask you about your Patterson relatives because of the McConnelsville connection. My great-great-great-grandfather John Patterson was born in 1770 and came to Morgan County, Ohio from Pennsylvania. My great-great grandfather Andrew,
great-grandfather Samuel and grandmother Katie were all born in Morgan County, but it's my understanding other members of the family left Ohio. I'm always interested in learning about family history so I'll have to do some more research. Thanks!

Added by Kyle Myers on Sep 27, 2014 7:24 PM
Jay Wade
RE: George Starkey - 97545766
Hello cousin,

I can send things by email, are you looking for obituaries, death certificates, marriage licenses too? Quite a few are found for free at and for the West Virginia documents...Both are free and great websites. George & Cynthia (Starling) Starkey had 11 daughters, not all lived to adulthood.
Added by Jay Wade on Sep 26, 2014 5:04 PM
Jay Wade
RE: George Starkey - 97545766
I don't have any photos of George & Cynthia (Starling) Starkey. I do have my great-grandparents, and I think a photo of with 2 or 3 of George & Cynthia's daughters with other family members. I figured our relationship, we are 4th cousins.
Added by Jay Wade on Sep 26, 2014 7:18 AM
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