David C. Pattison
b.29 Jan 1832 Neshannock, Mercer County (now Lawrence), Pennsylvania
d.28 Sept 1905 New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA
Facts and Events
1850 Neshannock, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_790; Page: 218; Image: 432, h/h 539/539 Pattisson, David 47 Scot farmer Jane 47 Scot David 18 PA Mary 16 PA William 14 PA Jane 13 PA Robert 13 PA Alexander 10 PA
1860 Union Twp, Lawrence Co, PA PO New Castle, 5 June 1860 Series M653 Roll 1127 p489 h/h 54/52 Patteson, Dav C 28 PA carpenter E J 22 PA CA 8/12 (m) PA
1870 Union Twp, Lawrence Co, PA p313 h/h 265/265 Patterson, David C 37 carpenter PA Lizzie J 28 PA Charles A 10 PA
1880 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1145; Family History Film: 1255145; Page: 315.1000; Enumeration District: 227; Image: 0060, h/h 381/383 Pattison, David C 47 carpenter PA-Scot-Scot Elizabeth J wife 41 PA-Ire-PA Charles A 20 son single PA-PA-PA Boggs, Maggie M 15 adopted dau PA-PA-PA William 12 adopted son PA-PA-PA
1900 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1427; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 123, h/h 403/422 Pattison, David C Jan 1832 (68) m42Y 1/1 ch PA-Scot-Scot carpenter Elizabeth J wife Aug 1838 (61) PA-Ire-PA Love, Nancy C sis-in-law Apr 1845 (55) single PA-Ire-PA
History of Lawrence County Pennsylvania, 1770 - 1877, by S.W. and P.A. Durant
REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN. The Reformed Presbyterian Church of New Castle was organized in February, 1871, with forty-one members. The three original elders were David C. Pattison, Robert Speer and David Pattison. The first deacon was David McClelland. Among the prominent members were Alexander Stewart, Wm. S. Pattison, John Davis, John Mayne, William Boyd, John Elliott, R. D. Pattison, Mrs. E. J. Pattison, Mrs. Nellie Speer, Mrs. M. Kerr, Mrs. Nancy Davis, Mrs. Jane Pattison, Mrs. Maggie Pattison, Mrs. Matilda Davis, Mrs. Jane Stevenson, Mrs. Mary McClelland, Miss Maggie Love, Mrs. Mary R. Speer. The first pastor, Rev. S. J. Crowe, was called on the 18th of September, 1871, and ordained and installed on the 22d of May, 1872, and has continued to the present time to discharge the responsible duties of his position to the satisfaction and edification of his charge.
The first preacher of this denomination in this region was the Rev. James Blackwood, father of Dr. T. J. Blackwood, now a resident of New Castle. Mr. Blackwood served some ten or twelve congregations in Beaver and Mercer counties previous to the organization of Lawrence county, in 1849. He died in 1851. Rev. Thomas Hanney succeeded Rev. Mr. Blackwood, and continued until 1860-1, when he was succeeded by Rev. John Calvin Smith, who officiated for the New Castle society until the organization of the church in 1871. The New Castle and Slippery Rock churches constituted one charge until 1871.
A church was erected by the society in 1861, before the organization. Since 1872 the membership has largely increased. The present organization includes seven elders: David C. Pattison, Robert Speer, David Pattison, William Boyd, Dr. T. J. Blackwood, P. A. Mayne and Robert McKnight. Deacons: David McClelland, John M. English, Alexander Stewart, J. R. Dodds, William McKnight. The present membership is one hundred and forty-seven. The society supports three flourishing Sabbath-schools with thirty officers and teachers, and about three hundred scholars. During Rev. Mr. Crowe's pastorate there has been continuous and increasing interest manifested by the members in Christian work. This is emphatically the "poor man's" church, and literally the "poor have the Gospel preached to them." In addition to this charge the pastor also preaches, as opportunity offers, in the school-houses in the various parts of the county.
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 4 Oct 1905 (Wednesday)
David C. Pattison one of the most prominent residents of Union Twp, passed away late Thursday evening at his home after a somewhat extended illness, resulting from a complication of diseases. He was born 29 Jan 1832 upon the farm where his last days were spent. He was 74Y.
Since his early life he had been a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of this city and was also one of its olders. He took an exceptionally active part in the work of the congregation and his presence will be greatly missed there as well as in his family circle.
Mr. Pattison was a carpenter by occupation and was a man who took deep interest in matters of public welfare. He exerted his influence always upon the side of right. He was married 47Y ago to Miss Elizabeth Love who survives him with one son, Charles A Pattison of Union Twp. He also leaves 1 sister and 2 brothers; Mrs. Mary Boggs of Chestnut St and William S and Robert D Pattison of Union Twp. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2:30 PM from the Pattison residence. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
David Pattison’s Funeral (Same Page as Obituary)
The funeral of the late David C. Pattison which was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 PM from his home in union Twp, was one of the most largely attended in that vicinity for many years. The services were conducted by Rev JS Martin, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of which the departed had been a ruling elder for years. Rev Martin was assisted by Rev Martin of Beaver Falls, his brother and Rev James M Ferguson, paster of the First United Presbyterian Church. All 3 ministers paid high compliments to the worth of character of him who had gone before and the deepest sorrow was expressed by all over his death. Music was rendered by the choir of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery. Pall bearers were Misters Ford Fulkerson, Clark, Robert, Renwick, Thomas, and John Pattison, all being nephews. The honorary pall bearers were Misters Robert Speer, MW Leslie, Dr. TJ Blackwood, YE Smith, JR Speer, and William and David McClelland.