m. abt 1685
Facts and Events
John Patton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Patton's land (Borden Tract SE, 200 acres, 1750) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Biography of John Patton
Will of John Patton
Will: County of Augusta and Colony of Virginia January 2, 1756 Will of John Patton
Will: IN the Name of God Amen January the second Day in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty six I John Patton of the County ofAugusta and Collony of Virginia being Sick and Weak in Body but of Perfect Mind & Memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling ___ Mind the Mortallity of my Body and knowing that is appointed for all men only to Die do Make and Ordain my Last Will and Testament First of all I Recommend my Soul into the Handsof God who gave it In hopes of Salvation through the _______ of Jesus Christ ourLord and Saviour and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent Manner at the will of my Executors not Doubting by I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Powers of God and ________ My Worldly Estate I Devise & Dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form (VIZ) First I order all my Just Debts and funeral charges to be paid out of my said Estate & the remainder thereof to be divided as followeth IMPRIMUS I give and Bequeath to Agness my Dearly beloved wife the use of the Plantation whereon I now Dwell with all the appurtenances there to belonging During her Widowhood Provided that no Waste be made thereon, I do also Bequeath to her one Large Bay Mare witha white Face and I do put into her Hands all my Moveable Estate / Except what is hereafter named / In Order to have my five Children / to Wit / William, James, Margaret, Isabell & Agness Educated and Supported until they come to age; and when any of my sd children come to age each child is to have an equal share of the Remainder of my Estate Deducting One Third of the Whole for the use of my wife, and if she intermarry before that time I order that my other Executors lay her off her sd Third of my Estate & the Remainder to Divide equally amongst my sd five children. ITEM I give and Bequeath to sd William and James my Beloved sons Two Hundred Acres of Land on which I now Dwell in Fee Simple with all the appurtenances thereunto Belonging to be Divided between in Quantity & Qualityby two or more Honest Men And to Enter Into Possession of the same as they arive atthe Age of twentyone years so as not to Disspossess their Mother or abridge her of the Propertys have given her in sd Land without her consent I Do also Bequeath to my son William a white faced Stallion Colt and I give to my son James the Fole which the Blazed Mare is now with. ITEM I give and Bequeath to each of my above sd three Daughters a mare now Running at the South Branch of Potomackas my Elder Children are already Portioned off. They are not by this Will Intitled to any Part of what I now Possess I therefore order that none but such as named above named are to have any share of my Estate I do appoint my Wife Executrix & Alexander Miller & John Wardlaw Executors of this my last Will andTestament I DO hereby Revoke Disanul & Make void all other Wills Testaments orLegaciesby one made & do Publish Pronounce & Declare this to be my Last Will & Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Day and year firstabove Written
Will: IN PRESENCE Of his Wm McClung John J Patton ( seal ) John Stevenson mark Mathew Lyle
Will: At a Court held for Augusta County March the 16, 1757 This Last Will & Testamentof John Patton was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto Subscribed & Admitted to Record, And on the Motion of Agness Patton the Executrix Mentioned in the sd Will / Alexr Miller one of the Executors having Refused to take on himthe burden of the Execution of the sd will / Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probat thereof in Due form then having taken The oath of an Ex----- &with Mathew Lyle & Alexander Miller her Securities enteredinto Bond according to law.
Information on John Patton
John was a Captain in the VA Militia.
Note: The Pattons are a particularly interesting family. They are the original Scotch-Irish. From Ferrochie, Fifeshire in Scotland, the Pattons settled in Ireland in the early 17th century during the King James Plantation. Capt. John Patton immigrated to Pennsylvania in about 1730. In 1745 he was the first sheriff of Augusta Co., Virginia making him another to travel to Virginia by way of the Shenandoah Valley.
Note: Augusta Co. VA 1756 will book 2 page 183 date 2 Jan 1756 prove date 16 Mar 1757 Will John Gatton (signed Patton and orde says Patton) wife Agness: 5 children viz: William, James, Margaret, Isabell, Agness (infants) elder children already portioned off. Ex wife Agness, Alex. Miller, John Wardlaw. Proved by Witnesses Alex Miller refuses to execute. Agness qualifies. Wit:William MCClung, John Stevenson, Mathew Lyle.
Note: A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons by C. L. Patton, Springfield, Illinois: 1954 The history of Pendleton County is virtually a history of the Dyer and Patton migration. Both families were large and evidently came into the Shenandoah Valley, en masse, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The earliest records of Augusta County, Virginia, of which Pendleton was then a part, were in the year 1747. At this time the Pattons and Dyers were well established in the valley. In 1747 there were but "forty families and two hundred souls" in Pendleton County. In the first records of the county, numerous land transactions had been made between members of the two families. John Hiatt was an English Quaker residing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His son, John, Jr., married Margaret __ and had a daughter Margaret who married William Dyer, son of Roger Dyer, father -in-law of Matthew Patton. John Hiatt, Sr. and his son John, Jr., were each granted land by Lord Fairfax, in a part of the Alexander Ross grant. The land patent book, Volume 17, page 332, Richmond, Virginia shows that, among the first patents issued to settlers on this land was one granted to John Hiet (sic), Jr., November 12, 1735. William Gooch, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, stated "Know ye that...an order of our Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and council of our colony and the Dominion of Virginia, bearing the date the three and twentieth day of April, 1735, granting leave to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan, to survey...1000 acres of land for each family of seventy families by them brought into our said colony and settled on the lands in the said order mentioned and to issue patents for the same. We have given, granted, confirmed, etc., unto John Hiet (sic), Jr. of the county of Lancaster in the Province of Pennsylvania, one certain tract or parcel of land containing 3?0 acres ... on the north side of the Opeckon, above the lower end of Paul Willian's land." The Pattons and Dyers evidently grew and prospered, each raising a numerous family and acquiring large acreages of land. From their first settlement in the region of the present town of Winchester, they proceded farther south to the heart of Augusta County near the present town of Staunton and later crossed the mountains to the beautiful valley of the South Branch of the South Fork of the Potomac River. As the children of the pioneers became of age and assumed the responsibility of a family, they felt the necessity of further expansion and a trek up the valley of the Shenandoah began. Some of the original settlers and many of their offspring sought residence in the present counties of Rockingham, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland and Botetourt in Virginia while others pushed farther south into Tennessee and North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War another exodus began into Ohio and Kentucky, later moving into Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. There was a difference in the disposition of the Pattons and Dyers. The Pattons, apparently, were a restless lot and continually sought new fields, while the Dyers remained in the valley in the vicinity of their first settlement. In the latter part of the eighteenth century the Pattons had practically disappeared from the valley and were taking up residence in North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri and Illinois. The Dyers, even at the present time, are a prosperous and a numerous clan in Pendleton County, West Virginia, and in the counties of Augusta and Rockingham in Virginia. The Pattons and the Dyers were close neighbors of the McCormicks, McDowells, Pickens, Cravens and Hoovers and were intermarried with the Hawes, Keisters, Davises, Harrisons, Lockridges and Lincolns. Roger Dyer, the pioneer, was a leader in his community and acquired large holdings of land. By his will dated February 24, 1757, he left James his homestead of 620 acres. To Hannah Kesiter he bequeathed 427 acres in Hardy County; to his grandson Roger he left 20 pounds; to his wife and executor, a dower interest in his estate; to his five sons and daughters, his personal effects. The testators to his will were William Miller, Adam Hider and William Gibson. William Dyer was also a substantial citizen and owned a negro servant and nine horses and colts. The murder of Roger and Willam and the capture of James and Sarah by the Indians is the subject of a tragic story described later. The original Roger Dyer homestead remains in the possession of his descendants and the Dyers have continued to be among the more wealthy and successful of the Pendleton farmers.
Note: "Corners of Ancestry" quoted by W. S. Muir in "The KY Register", Vol. 42, p 233, states that "John Patton, his brother Col. James Patton and his sister Elizabeth (Patton) Preston were all married and came to America from Ireland. In his will he names wife Agnes, children William, James, Margaret, Isabel and Agnes. He stated his older children are already portioned off. Witnesses were William McClung, John Stevenson and Matthew Lyle. On March 10th 1757 Agnes Patton, Matthew Lyle and Alexander Miller gave bond of three hundred pounds as executrix of John Patton.
8. JOHN (LYNN)4 PATTON, SR., CAPT. (HENRY (PATTEN)3, HENRY (UNKNOWN)2, WILLIAM1) was born 1689 in Newton-Limavady, Derry (now Londonderry), Ireland, and died 1757 in August Co., (Now Rockingham Co., ) Virginia. He married (1) SARAH ROGERS Abt. 1725 in Ireland. She was born Abt. 1689 in Newtown-Donegal, Timivadt Co., near Londondary, Ireland, and died Bef. 1754 in August Co., (Now Rockingham Co., ) Virginia. He married (2) AGNES SNODGRASS March 23, 1754 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia, daughter of JOHN SNODGRASS. She was born 1715.
Notes for JOHN (LYNN) PATTON, SR., CAPT.: The Roseberry-Keister Family Tree 7221 total entries, last updated Thu Mar 22 09:52:13 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: G. E. Roseberry <swvirginia@@hotmail.com
ID: I5697 Reference Number: 5697 Title: Capt. 1 2 Name: John Patton 1 2 Sex: M Change Date: 03 FEB 2001 Immigration: ABT 1730 Note: From Ireland to America with brother Col. James Patton and sister Elizabeth. The forced exile of John Lewis, Henry Patton's brother-in-law, was probably major reason for Patton immigration to America. 3 2 4 Occupation: 1st Sheriff of Augusta Co., VA ABT 1745 1 Event: Milit-Beg 1752 Note: Captain of Company of foot soldiers 1 Note: John Patton migrated from Ireland in the early 1730's and later moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which later became Pendleton County, West Virginia. He was probably induced to come to America by his uncle, John Lewis, who came to Philadelphia in 1729. He met up with his uncle in Philadelphia and later moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where he purchased two parcels of land, the first purchase being made on March 23, 1736 and consisted of 200 acres. He acquired 200 additional acres in April, 1744. William, James, Robert and Hugh also had land here. John later moved to Augusta County, Virginia, finally settling in that part of the county which later became Pendleton County, West Virginia. He purchased several tracts of land there known as "The Buffalo Meadows", near the present town of Franklin where he erected his house on the banks of the south fork of the south branch of the Potomac River. There he built the first mill in that part of the country. Fort Seybert was later erected on the hill 100 yards above this site. The land is described as "sictuate, lying and being on the southernmmost ford of the south branch of the Pottowmack, in August Co., VA, being part of a tract of land containing 2643 acres granted to the said Robert Green by Patents bearing the date of the 11th day of January MDCCLVI of this tract described, the following purchases were recorded as being made by John Patton Sr. On 21 May 1755 John Patton Jr. sold his 210 acres to Jacob Seytbert of Fredrickstown, MD. On 22 May 1755 John Patton Sr. sold his 453 acres to John Dunckle. In 1758 Matthew Patton was the only one who owned land of the original purchase.
"Corners of Ancestry" quoted by W. S. Muir in "The Kentucky Register", Vol. 42, p 233, states that "John Patton, his brother Col. James Patton and his sister Elizabeth (Patton) Preston were all married and came to America from Ireland. In his will he names wife Agnes, children William, James, Margaret, Isabel and Agnes. He stated his older children are already portioned off. Witnesses were William McClung, John Stevenson and Matthew Lyle. On March 10th 1757 Agnes Patton, Matthew Lyle and Alexander Miller gave bond of three hundred pounds as executrix of John Patton. Researcher: Carol M. Ulrey, 4614 47th St., San Diego, CA 92115. Phone 619-281-865-. Fax 619-282-8407. Researcher: Beverly Long, 1741 Tustin, #17A, Costa Mesa, CA 91627
John Patton was married to Agnes Snodgrass, daughter of John Snodgrass, about 1740/41. They had the following children: Isabel Patton, born in 1755 in Augusta, VA. Agnes Patton was born in 1756 in Augusta, VA.
He was married to Sarah Rogers about 1725 in Ireland. Sarah Rogers died before 1754 in Augusta, VA. John Patton and Sarah Rogers had the following children: Capt. John Patton Jr., Matthew Patton, Samuel Patton, Benjamin Patton, born about 1734 in Ireland. He died in 1802 in Concord, NC. James Patton, surveyor; Lydia Patton, William Patton, Margaret Patton, born about 1743 in Augusta, VA. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 27, Ed. 1, Tree #2183, Date of Import: Aug 12, 2000]
John's will states he had 8 kids by first wife and 2 dghts. by second wife. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 24, Ed. 1, Tree #0881, Date of Import: Sep 6, 2000] 5 Birth: ABT 1689 in Newton-Limavady, Derry (now Londonderry), Ireland 4 Death: 1757 in Augusta Co., Virginia 1
Father: Henry Patton b: 1660 in Caiggo, Dundee, Scotland Mother: Sarah Lynn b: 1664 in Kilmacrenan, Scotland
Marriage 1 Sarah Rogers b: ABT 1695 in Newtown-Donegal, Timivady Co., Near Londonary, Ireland Married: 1720 in Ireland 4 Children Robert Patton b: AFT 1720 Thomas Patton b: AFT 1720 John Patton b: 1728 in Ireland Matthew Patton b: 1730 in Ireland Samuel Patton b: 1732 in Ireland Benjamin Patton b: ABT 1734 Alexander Patton b: ABT 1734 James Patton b: 12 OCT 1735 in Ireland Lydia Patton b: 1739 in Jefferson, Kentucky Andrew Patton b: ABT 1740 in Lancaster, Penn William Patton b: SEP 1742 in Ireland Margaret Patton b: 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 2 Agnes Snodgrass b: 1715 Married: 23 MAR 1754 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia 4 Children Isabelle Patton b: 1755 in Augusta Co., VA Agnes Patton b: 1756 in Augusta Co., VA
Note: Will dated January 2, 1756 proved March 10, 1757 in Augusta County, VA. Page 183.--2d January, 1756. John Gatton (signed Patton and order says Patton). John Patton's will--To wife, Agness; five children, viz, William, James, Margaret, Isabell, Agness (infants); elder children are already portioned off. Executors, wife Agness. Alex. Miller, John Wardlaw. Teste: Wm. McClung, Jno. Stevenson, Mathew Lyle. Proved, 16th March, 1757. by the witnesses. Alex. Miller refuses to execute. Agness qualifies with Mathew Lyle and Alex. Miller.
Sources: Title: The Compendium of American Geneaolgy, 1600s-1800s Abbrev: Compendium American Genealogy Author: Virkus Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1997 Page: v. 5; p. 164. Title: James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists Abbrev: Patton and Colonists Author: Johnson, Patricia Givens Publication: Edmonds Printing Inc., Pulaski, VA, 1983 Page: quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183 Title: The Compendium of American Geneaolgy, 1600s-1800s Abbrev: Compendium American Genealogy Author: Virkus Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1997 Page: v. 5; p. 164. Lists c. 1740 Title: Coming to America: A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons Abbrev: Coming to Americal Author: Patton, C. L. Publication: Springfield, IL, 1954 Page: quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183 Title: World Family Tree Research, Vol. 1-27 Abbrev: World Family Tree Publication: Broderbund Software, Inc.
Page 482.--20th May, 1777. David Bell and Florence to William Jordane, Jr., patented to David 16th March, 1771. Page 512.--James Patton to William Patton. Whereon James Patton formerly lived being the land willed to James by his father, John Patton, and 1/2 of 250 acres willed by said John to his 2 sons, William and James.
More About JOHN (LYNN) PATTON, SR., CAPT.: Immigration: Abt. 1730, From Ireland Military service: Abt. 1752, Captian of Company of foot soldiers Occupation: Abt. 1745, 1sr Sheriff of Augusta Co., Virginia Will: January 02, 1756, Proved 3-10-1757 Augusta Co., Virginia
Notes for SARAH ROGERS: The Roseberry-Keister Family Tree 7221 total entries, last updated Thu Mar 22 09:52:13 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: G. E. Roseberry <swvirginia@@hotmail.com> ID: I7054 Reference Number: 7054 Name: Sarah Rogers Note: or Mary 1 Name: Patton 1 Sex: F Change Date: 03 FEB 2001 Birth: ABT 1695 in Newtown-Donegal, Timivady Co., Near Londonary, Ireland 2 Death: BEF 1754 in Augusta County, VA 1
Marriage 1 John Patton b: ABT 1689 in Newton-Limavady, Derry (now Londonderry), Ireland Married: 1720 in Ireland 3
Notes for AGNES SNODGRASS: Search Results - Family Information Husband: John Sr. Patton Father: Henry Jr. Patton Mother: Sarah Lynn Wife: Agnes Snodgrass Father: Mother: Marriage Date: 23 MAR 1754 Marriage Place: Virginia Children: Isabel Patton Agnes Patton Archibals Alexander Patton
Page 253.--16th August, 1758. Agness Patton's bond (with John Mathews, Jno. Wardlaw) as administratrix of Jno. Snodgrass.
Page 328.--20th September, 1758. Vendue of John Snodgrass' estate, by Agnes Patton--To David Edmund, Wm. Parris, Robt. McRandolph, John Wardlaw, Wm. Adair, Peter Angel. Paid to John Mountgomery, Edmond Tarr, James Henry, Jno. Rosamond, Patrick Hays, James McCown, Andrew Steel.
Children of JOHN PATTON and SARAH ROGERS are: 17. i. JOHN (ROGERS)5 PATTON, JR., CAPT., b. 1728, Ireland; d. Aft. 1813, Langley "Floyd Co., " Kentucky. 18. ii. SAMUEL (ROGERS) PATTON, b. 1732, Ulster "Derry Co., " Ireland; d. September 05, 1799, Cabarrus, North Carolina or Tennessee. 19. iii. LYDIA (ROGERS) (PATTEN) PATTON, b. 1732, Ocyoraro Creek "Lancaster Co., " Pensylvania; d. May 29, 1800, West Virginia or Bourbon Co., Kentucky or Pickaway, Ohio. 20. iv. MATTHEW (ROGERS) PATTON, COL, b. 1733, Newton-Limavady "Londonderry" Ireland; d. May 03, 1803, Winchester "Clark Co., " Kentucky. v. BENJAMIN (ROGERS) PATTON, b. Abt. 1734, Ireland; d. 1802, Concord, North Carolina.
Notes for BENJAMIN (ROGERS) PATTON: Jack/Jacks/Jacques & J.V. Thompson Journals 67463 total entries, last updated Fri Aug 31 17:10:07 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: Cheralynn Wilson <charwil3@@home.com> ID: I42993 Name: Benjamin PATTON Sex: M Birth: 1736 in Ireland Death: 1802 in Concord, North Carolina Note: Benjamin Patton's will was proved Jul 1802. His executors were Sarah Patton and John Blair Smith.
He signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Wheeler's Reminiscences of North Carolina states: "Benjamin Patton, another signer, was a man of firmness and indomitable courage. Descended from the stern Covenanters, he had their flexibility of purpose and their purity of principles. He was elected to the Provincial Congress in 1774, a stirring epoch in the history of the state, for it was already in contempt of the Royal Power in North Carolina....Tradition states that such was his zeal that when he could not get a horse or any conveyance he walked from Charlotte to Newbern rather than not join those patriots determined upon liberty or death. He lived in that part of Meclenburg which is now Cabarrus County. He was a member of the Committee of Safety for this section with full powers. The committee held its meetings in the "Red Mill" on the Salisbury road and it was truly a terror to evildoers but a defense to those who did will. He died near concord in 1802 on the banks of "Irish Buffalo Creek". He is buried in an unmarked grave in his family graveyard, just outside of Concord.
Father: John PATTON b: Abt 1689 in Newton-Limavady, Derry, Ireland Mother: ROGERS b: in Of Ireland
More About BENJAMIN (ROGERS) PATTON: Will: Proved July 1802
21. vi. JAMES (ROGERS) PATTON, b. October 12, 1735, Ireland; d. December 29, 1815, Louisville, Kentucky. 22. vii. WILLIAM (ROGERS) PATTON, b. September 1742, Ireland; d. Bef. March 31, 1793. viii. MARGARET (ROGERS) PATTON, b. Abt. 1743, August Co., (Now Rockingham Co., ) Virginia.
Notes for MARGARET (ROGERS) PATTON: The Roseberry-Keister Family Tree 7221 total entries, last updated Thu Mar 22 09:52:13 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: G. E. Roseberry <swvirginia@@hotmail.com> ID: I5679 Reference Number: 5679 Name: Margaret Patton 1 Name: Lynn 2 Sex: F Change Date: 03 FEB 2001 Birth: 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia 2
Father: John Patton b: ABT 1689 in Newton-Limavady, Derry (now Londonderry), Ireland Mother: Sarah Rogers b: ABT 1695 in Newtown-Donegal, Timivady Co., Near Londonary, Ireland
Marriage 1 William Lynn b: ABT 1745 Married: ABT 1770 2 Children Margaret Lynn b: ABT 1775 William Lynn b: ABT 1775
Sources: Title: World Family Tree Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 24 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: July 16, 1998 Note: Customer pedigree. Page: Tree #0881, Date of Import: Sep 6, 2000 Title: World Family Tree Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 27 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: September 15, 1998 Note: Customer pedigree. Page: Tree #2183, Date of Import: Aug 12, 2000
Children of JOHN PATTON and AGNES SNODGRASS are: ix. ISABELL (SNODGRASS)5 PATTON, b. 1755, August Co., (Now Rockingham Co., ) Virginia. 23. x. AGNES (SNODGRASS) PATTON, b. 1756, August Co., (Now Rockingham Co., ) Virginia; d. 1843, Giles Co., Virginia.