Jane <I>Patterson</I> Pressly

Jane Patterson Pressly

Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Death 25 Feb 1856 (aged 86)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Jane Patterson was born on the 9th of October 1769 in Newry, County Down, Ireland. Her parents were Samuel and Mary (née Carson) Patterson; both devout Scots-Irish Presbyterians. When Jane was two, her family emigrated to America along with Rev. William Martin, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina in December 1772. Jane's parents were granted 450 acres in Hillsborough Township, in the Ninty-six District of the back country of South Carolina. Here Jane and her parents became active members of both Long Cane and Cedar Springs A.R.P. churches.

In 1790, Patterson married David Pressly, son of John and Isabella (née Fleming) Pressly of the Long Cane area of South Carolina. David's family were also charter members of Long Cane and Cedar Springs, thus they had much in common. During their marriage of 28 years, they had nine children; two of her sons were physicians and two were renowned ministers of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church.

After her husband died in 1818, Jane Pressly lived with her second son, Rev. John T. Pressly, then minister at Cedar Springs. In 1832 when he was appointed minister of the First A.R.P. Church of Allegheny in Pittsburgh, Jane moved with him.

Jane Patterson Pressly died in Pittsburgh on the 25th of February 1856 in the 87th year of her age. She was laid to rest in the Pressly Family plot near her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.


"Died on Monday, February 25th, [1856] at the residence of John T. Pressly, Allegheny, Pa., Jane Patterson Pressly, in the 87th year of her age.... NATIVE OF COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND, AND EMIGRATED TO THIS COUNTRY WHEN TWO YEARS OLD WITH HER FATHER SAMUEL PATTERSON WHO SETTLED IN ABBEVILLE, S.C. Her father was a ruling elder.... [died] leaving behind him four sons and four daughters.… The deceased was the last survivor of her father's family. She was the mother of nine children; two of who died in their youth. Her oldest son, Dr. Samuel Pressly, died some fifteen years hence. Of her sons, two are physicians and ruling elders, two are ministers, and one is a merchant and a ruling elder. Her oldest daughter is the widow of Dr. George R. Brown, and the youngest daughter is the widow of Rev. Joseph Lowry."

Source: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Death & Marriage Notices Volume II: 1866-1888 Compiled by Lowry Ware, Columbia, S.C. 1998

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