Person:Margaret Patton (6)

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Margaret Patton
b.Est. 1715-1720
d.Abt. 1776
  • F.  Patton (add)
  1. Margaret PattonEst 1715-1720 - Abt 1776
  2. William Patton - aft 1791
  • HThomas FultonEst 1710-1718 - Bef 1750
  • WMargaret PattonEst 1715-1720 - Abt 1776
m. Est 1735-1738
  1. Thomas FultonEst 1735-1739 - Bef 1793
  2. Margaret Fulton1740-1743 - 1768
  3. Isabelle Fultonest 1740-1748 - AFT 1780
  • HJames Woodsest 1700-1715 - bef 1767
  • WMargaret PattonEst 1715-1720 - Abt 1776
m. bef. 21 August 1752
  • HJohn CawleyEst 1715-1727 - Bef 1775
  • WMargaret PattonEst 1715-1720 - Abt 1776
m. est. bef. 1767
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Name Margaret Patton
Gender Female
Birth? Est. 1715-1720
Marriage Est 1735-1738 to Thomas Fulton
Marriage bef. 21 August 1752 Virginiato James Woods
Marriage est. bef. 1767 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato John Cawley
Death? Abt. 1776

Margaret Patton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Will of Margaret (Patton) Fulton, Gamble, Cawley

  • Page 467.--7th October, 1776. Margaret Cawley's will, of Staunton--To grandchildren, William and Margaret Fulton, children of Thomas Fulton, of Town of Camden, South Carolina, house and half lot in Staunton; to grandson, William Gamel, son of Joseph Gamel; late husband, John Cawley. Executors, Sampson Mathews and her brother, Wm. Patton. Teste: Peter Hog, James Buchanan, Samuel Bell. Proved, 21st January, 1777. Executors qualified.


  • Page 74.--8th February, 1777. Margaret Cawby's estate appraised.

The Three Complicated Marriages of Margaret Patton

Margaret Patton, sister of William Patton was married three times; first to Thomas Fulton; second to James Woods; and third to John Cawley. Both Thomas Fulton and John Cawley are are named in her will. Some researchers have inadvertently also placed Joseph Gamble also as a husband, but this is in error (notice in Margaret's will that she does NOT name Joseph Gamble as her husband and names William Gamble as her grandson). The Joseph Gamble named in her will married her daughter Margaret Fulton, and thus was Margaret Patton's son-in-law. This was error was due to the following Chalkley's record that mistakenly named the elder Margaret as Joseph Gamble's wife:


  • Page 220.--19th March, 1774. Mathews to John Cawley. John Cawley now husband of the late Margaret Gamwell, who was wife of Joseph Gamwell. (Not true, Margaret Patton was the MOTHER of Margaret Fulton who married Joseph Gamble. Margaret Fulton (the daughter) had died prior to 1768, when Joseph Gamble re-married another of Margaret Patton's daughters, Isabelle Fulton).

Records of Margaret Patton in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1752. - (326) Robbert Bratton in open Court made oath to his deposition in favor of Margaret Woods, proving her to be the lawful wife of James Woods.
  • Page 382.--19th August, 1760. Jonathan Douglas and Jemima ( ) to Nicholos Mase, £15, 160 acres on Broad Run near Linvell's Creek, part of 400 surveyed for Thos. Beal and conveyed to Jonathan, 1755; cor. to that part of tract surveyed to Henry Mace; cor. John Fare. Teste: Michael Hogshead, Margaret Woods. Delivered: Geo. Skelerom, 25th April, 1761.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1762. - Margaret Woods vs. Thomas Loyd.--Attachment on ground that Thomas has privately removed himself out of this County, or so absconds, etc. 3d September, 1762, executed on medicines; on Loyd's estate in land of James Hargrave.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1762. - (365) Margaret Woods vs. Thomas Loyd } Sheriff attached--One bottle rhubarb, 1 paper rhubarb, 14 boxes Lockyer's pills, 3 bottles Daffy's Elixir, some spirits of hartshorn, 2 papers senna, 1 paper black brimstone, 1 gally pot and vial.
  • Page 765.--19th November, 1764. Margret Woods and Joseph Gamble (signed Gamwell) to Archer Mathews, £10, A, 14 acres, a part of No. 9 (woodland adjoining Staunton), joining Jno. Kerf's lot; corner said Gamble's part of said lot; also B, part of lot 5 in Staunton.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1767 (D). - Cawley vs. Thomas Patterson.--John Cawley and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret Woods.
  • Page 353.--10th February, 1775. John Cawley's will, of Staunton--To wife, Margaret; estate to be divided between children of elder brother, Michael and younger brother, Thomas, and sister Margaret; to brother, Michael; devises to be sold: 3 hides in possession of Harman Lovingood, tanner, also the venire money due from the Colony on account of Bridget Doyle, criminal, also claims against the County for the past expedition; to Valentine Cloninger. Executors, John Poage and Capt. Alex. McClenachan Teste: Saml. Bell, James Culbertson, Daniel Kidd. Proved, 20th June, 1775, by the witnesses. Widow Margaret renounces the provisions of the will. Alex. McClenachan qualifies with William Bowyer, Daniel Kidd. John Poage also qualifies."
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1791 (A to L). - William Patten and Sampson Mathews, Executors of Margaret Cawley, widow of John Cawley, deceased, vs. Alexander McClennahan and Executor of John Poage, who were executors of John Cawley.--Bill for settlement. Letter by John Poage dated March 5, 1787, to Uncle Patten, addressed to Mr. William Patten at South Fork.