James Patterson, The Saddler
Facts and Events
James Patterson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- James Patterson Records in Chalkley's Chronicles
- Joseph Patterson Records in Chalkley's Chronicles
- Old Augusta Patterson Index
Some genealogists identify person:William Patterson (80) as the son of Person:James Patterson (87). The basis for this is unknown. However, a William Patterson is not given in James (87)'s will. As a result he has been excluded from James (87)'s child list.
Chalkely's Chronicles gives two separate extracts for the will of James (87). The actual will does not fully correspond with the persons listed in Chalkley's extracts.
|Child list jn Chalkley|| Child list in WIll
|Isabald =JOhn Dickey||-
|Elizabeth married to a "Gray"||Elizabeth married to a "Gray"
|Unamed daughter married to Archibald Henderson||Ellen =Archibald Dickey
There is enough overlap between Chalkley's version and the will itself, that it clear that this is the estate for the same person. In particular the following passage in Chalkley...
- ...legacy to Isbold Dickey provided Jno. Hickey provide a slave in lieu...
is exactly paralleled by the statement in the will itself...
- ...give and bequeath unto my daughter Isbald Dickey to be for her and her heirs or assigns forever, providing John Dickey find another slave equal in value...
Part of the problem may be that the extracts in Chalkley's do not reflect the will itself, but the probate record.
Augusta County, VA 1793
- In the name of God, Amen. I James Patterson of the State of Virginia and county of Augusta, being now far advanced in years, but of perfect mind and memory thanks to God for it and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and after death the judgment. I do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, and
- First, I recommend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life it is my will and desire to be disposed of as follows and
- First, I allow all my just debts, together with my funeral charges to be discharged as soon as it can be done with conveniency after my decease. And first I leave and bequeath unto my two sons Joseph and Matthew Patterson the whole of all my iron utensils on my plantation at my decease and to be equally divided between them, and I leave and bequeath unto my son Joseph a wagon now in the way of making and I allow my daughter Elizabeth Gray the sum of five pound out of my personal estate.
- I allow Elin Henderson my granddaughter, Archibald Henderson’s daughter the sum of ten pounds out of my personal estate and I allow Ellin Dickey her grandmother’s chest.
- I allow my daughter Isbald Dickey my large iron kettle and I allow my pewter to be equally divided between four of my children, to wit, Joseph Patterson, Matthew Patterson and Isbald Dickey, Ellen Henderson, and I allow my son Joseph to get one of my feather beds and my son Matthew another, and my daughter Ellin Henderson another, the beds to be divided at the discretion of my executors.
- I allow my large Bible to my son Joseph and the remainder of my books to be equally divided among all my children except Wilson’s catechism and Boston on the covenants to be for my daughter Isbald and to stand for her share.
- I allow my wearing apparel to be equally divided between my two sons Joseph and Matthew Patterson and the remainder of my personal estate I allow to be sold at public auction and to be equally divided between my son Joseph Patterson, Matthew Patterson, Isbald Dickey and Elin Henderson, and I allow my real estate to be disposed of as follows, to wit,
- My two slaves Peter and Rose I give and bequeath unto my daughter Isbald Dickey to be for her and her heirs or assigns forever, providing John Dickey find another slave equal in value to Peter and him or her to be for my son Joseph after he receives the forementioned Peter and Rose, and he the said dickey is not to separate or part the said Peter and Rose as they are agreed to be man and wife and the remainder of my real estate to wit
- My lands, I allow to be sold by my Executors and I do hereby this last will and testament I impower them or any one of them to make a clear and sufficient title to any person or persons purchasing the same the said Executors is to make sale of said land at such a time as they think it may be sold to the best advantage for said legatees.
- I allow my two grandsons, Joseph Patterson and James Patterson both sons to my son Joseph to received the one third of the price of said land when obtained and of this one third I allow Joseph to have double as much as James and the remainder of the price of said land, I allow my son Matthew Patterson to get it as soon as the land can be sold till advantage and the price obtained and
- I do by these presents constitute and appoint 'my trusty and beloved friends John Dickey and John Bell Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disannul all former will or wills ratifying and confirming this only to be my last will and testament as 'witness my hand and seal this twenty-sixth day of February, the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
- Witness present: James Young, Francis Brown, Robert Young
- At a court continued and held for Augusta County September 29 1807 this last will and testament of James Patterson dec’d was proved by the oath of Francis Brown a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded as the person estate, and on the motion of John Dickey and John Bell the Executors therein named, who made oath according to law, and together with Andrew Anderson and Martin Coiner their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will in due form as to the personal estate of the said decedent.
From CHalkley's Chronicles
[Note: James Patterson's will was recorded twice in the Augusta County Will Books, both shown below). Note that the dates for the will differ, probably indicating either a transcription error on the part of Chalkley, or a recordation error on the part of the Auugsta COunty clerks of the period.]
- Page 150.--26th February, 1793. James Patterson's will--To sons, Joseph and Mathew; daughter, Elizabeth Gray; to granddaughter, Elin Henderson, daughter to Archibald Henderson; to Ellin Dickey, her grandmother's chest; to daughter, Isbald Dickey (legacy to Isbold Dickey provided Jno. Hickey provide a slave in lieu); to son Joseph's sons, Joseph and James. Executors, Jno. Dickey, Jno. Bell. Teste: James Young, Francis Brown, Robert Young. Proved, 29th September, 1807. Executors qualify.
- Page 269.--26th February, 1790. James Patterson's will, far advanced in years--To sons, Joseph and Mathew; daughter, Elizabeth Gray; to granddaughter, Elin Henderson, daughter to Archibald Henderson. (This will recorded p. 150, supra) recorded there as to personal estate. Now, 26th April, 1809, proved by deposition of Robert Young, taken in Montgomery County, Ohio, corporation of Dayton, before William McClure, president of the corporation, 13th August, 1808.
|Known James Patterson's in Old Augusta (See:James Patterson Records in Chalkley's Chronicles)
|WeRelate ||DOB||DOD||DOM||Spouse ||Father||Mother||Notes||Patriarch
The Indian Trader
||The Patriarch of the Indian Trader line
||settled in Lancaster, later Juniata, as an early Indian Trader. Son
|Person:James Patterson (69)
|| 1) Sarah Irvine |
| William (61)
||minimal documentation available for James (69)
||in the line of William (61) the PA Patriarch
|Person:James Patterson (64)
|| Abigail Craddock
||James (64) is commonly identified as the father of Abigail Patterson who married "Jac. Calk" per CHalkley's Chronicles. No specific record in Chalkley's Chronicles has been identified that clearly refers to him.
||James (64) is the patriarch of this line.
|Person:James Patterson (65)||1695-1700
||died in Chester County PA; left will probated 1741, naming wife Ann, and children:Margaret, Mary, Anne, Samuel, Rebecca, James
||James is The Patriarch of this line
|Person:James Patterson (66)||1731
|| Isabella Finley
||Person:James Patterson (65)
|| Ann Cory
|| Supposedly "James Patterson, eldest son of James Patterson and Anne Corry, married 1727, Isabella, daughter of Samuel Finley. Samuel emigrated to Chester Co., PA and died in 1737, admistration granted to his brother, Robert Finley, of West Nottingham, Pa. James Patterson, brother of Margaret, came to Rockbridge, Va." This story line is interesting because it places a line of Pattersons in the West Nottingham PA area about the same time as the Wigton Walkers were there---which may in turn relate to the Walker-Patterson marriage problem. However, none of this comes with supporting documentation, so its not clear whether these observations can be relied upon. Further work needed.
||Person:James Patterson (65) |
James 66 is the Patriarch's son
|Person:James Patterson (87)
|| 1725 ||1807
||Known as "the sadler", lived on Naked Creek, Augusta, Virginia. Road work orders for the Naked Creek area (in modern Rockingham), show him there by 1751. Left a will dated 1790 or 1793, probated 1807, which identifies children Joseph, Mathew, ELizabeth Grey, Elin Henderson
||James (87) is the Patriarchial of the line.
|Person:James Patterson (74)
|| Deborah Givens
|Person:James Patterson ()
||Known as "The Weaver"||
|Person:James Patterson (91)
||Person:Peter Patterson (3)
||Descends from William (75):Robert (51):Peter (3)
||Person:WIlliam Patterson (75) the Irish Patriarch