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1870 Union Twp, Lawrence Co, PA PO Mt. Jackson, 29 June 1870, Series M593 Roll 1360 p314 h/h 274/274 Patterson, David 65 gardner SCOT Jane 66 SCOT William 36 PA carpenter Margaret S 36 PA Robert 28 farmer PA Maggie 25 PA Thomas 2 PA Della 5/12 PA Jan Boggs, Mary 34 PA James 10 PA Eliza 7 PA Maggie 5 PA William 8/12 PA Nov
1880 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1145; Family History Film: 1255145; Page: 314.4000; Enumeration District: 227; Image: 0059, h/h 339/380 h/h 339/381 Pattison, Robert D 36 farmer PA-Scot-Scot Maggie 35 PA-PA-PA Thomas M 11 PA-PA-PA Della J 10 PA-PA-PA Nannie P 4 PA-PA-PA John C 2 PA-PA-PA
1900 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1427; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 123, h/h 339/354 Pattison, Robert D July 1841 (58) m37Y 5/5 ch PA-Scot-Scot farmer Margert May 1842 (58) PA-PA-PA wife Nellie J dau Sept 1875 (24) single PA-PA-PA John D son Oct 1877 (22) single PA-PA-PA farm laborer Robert H son July 1880 (19) single PA-PA-PA
1910 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1362; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 237, Youngstown Rd, h/h 6/6 Patteson, Robert D 71 mar 42Y 5/5 ch PA-Scot-Scot farmer Margaret wife 68 PA-Scot-Scot
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897, p485
ROBERT D. PATTISON. [p. 485] This solid and substantial citizen and farmer of Union township was born on the farm that is now the scene of his agricultural operations July 29, 1841, and is a son of David and Jane (Stewart) Pattison.
Mr. Pattison married Miss Maggie E. McCreary, daughter of Thomas McCreary, who resides with Mr. Pattison, and this union has been fruitful of five children: Thomas M., a machinist of New Castle, who married Lillian E. Daggart, and has one son, Paul; Adella J., who married David Wilson, and has one child, Cleda; John D.; Nanny P.; and Robert H. The three younger children live at home. Mr. Pattison affiliates with the Republican party; he is decided in his opinions, brave and courageous in the expression of them, and conscientious in the endorsement of everything he believes to be just and right. It is hardly necessary to add that he is one of the most valued citizens of Union township, whose growth and development he has been at pains to foster. Mr. and Mrs. Pattison are members of the old Covenanter's Church; they are highly esteemed in their community, and are admirably filling their position as useful members of society, being the promoters of intelligence, education, and the highest of moral principles.
S. CLARK McCREARY, a prosperous farmer residing on eighty-eight acres of land in Neshannock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, was one of the patriots who went forth in defense of the Union in the War of the Rebellion not to return from the conflict unscathed. He sustained the loss of his right leg above the knee, but with a soldier’s fortitude and without complaint he turned his attention to peaceable pursuits and achieved success. He is a native of Neshannock Township, born December 8, 1838, is a son of Thomas and Jane (Lindsey) McCreary, and a grandson of Samuel McCreary.
Samuel McCreary, the grandfather, was the first of the family to take up his residence in Lawrence County, coming from Eastern Pennsylvania as early as 1802. He settled in the woods in what is now Hickory Township, erected a cabin and set about the task of clearing his farm of its timber and underbrush, a herculean task known only to the pioneer. He served with credit during the War of 1812. His wife’s given name was Margaret, and they were married prior to their arrival in this new western country.
Thomas McCreary was born in Neshannock Township, November 7, 1808, and engaged in farming there all his life, his farm being located along the: creek in the eastern part of the township. He died in January, 1899. He was a Whig, later a Republican in politics, and served as supervisor, overseer of the poor, and as school director. He married Jane Lindsey, a daughter of George Lindsey, she being a native of what is now Wilmington Township, Lawrence County. Seven children blessed this union, six of whom arrived at maturity, namely: S. Clark; Margaret (Pattison), of Union Township; George L., a member of Company F, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, who was wounded in the battle of Spottsylvania, and died while in the service; Baxter, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Henry, of New Castle, and Nancy, deceased wife of Thomas Pomeroy, of Oregon. Religiously, Mr. McCreary and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder about forty years.
Obituary: New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 1 February 1913, p1
Death Summons Robert D. Pattison-One of Best Known Men in This Section Died Today on Farm Where He Was Born Robert Davis Pattison of Union township, died about 8:20 Saturday morning at the family residence, after a brief illness due to pneumonia. He was born July 29, 1838, on the farm on which he died, and was 74 years, 6 months and 3 days old. He was a son of David C. and Jane Stewart Pattison.
Surviving him ar his wife, Mrs. Margaret McCreary Pattison and the following children: Thomas M., Mrs A.F. Shelenberger and Robert H. Pattison also of this city; John D. at home and Mrs. D.W. Wilson of Youngstown. He leaves nine grandchildren. A brother, W.S. Pattison of Union township, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Boggs of this city, survive.
Mr. Pattison was one of the most know farmers in this section of the country. In early life he devoted much time to threshing and barn raising. He had been a life long member of the Reformed Presbyterian church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence.
Obituary: New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 27 Oct 1913, p12
At her residence in Union Twp, Mrs. Margaret McCreary Pattison, widow of Robert D. Pattison, died Sunday, Oct 26 at noon. Her death occurred on the farm on which she had resided since 1867. She was one of the best known women of the county and was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian church, having taken an active part in its activities for years. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and her loss is a grief to many friends.
Her husband died in February of this year. She is survived by five children:
She leaves also 3 brothers,
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 PM at the residence and internment will be made in Oak Park cemetery. Youngstown and Pittsburgh papers please copy.