Robert Davis Pattison
b.29 July 1838 Neshannock, Mercer County (now Lawrence), Pennsylvania
d.1 Feb 1913 Union Twp, 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 52/50 Patteson, David 50 Scot farmer Jane 50 Scot William 22 PA carpenter Ginett 20 PA Robert 18 PA farm laborer Alex 16 Shoe maker
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
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 1 July 1891, p9
Robert Pattison of Union Twp raised an immense barn last week for David Cosgrove of New Galilee. Mr. Pattison has probably raised more barns than any other man in the county.
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. David Pattison was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he worked at his trade of cotton-spinner before he came to America when a young man. He came to Western Pennsylvania, and found employment in quarry work, building the old canal. Being industrious and filled with the desire to provide a home to which he might ask his sweetheart whom he had left in Scotland, he soon accumulated sufficient property to be able to purchase fifty acres of land that now constitutes the farm of his son, the subject of this sketch. He built a log-cabin and cleared a plot for a garden, and then sent for Jane Stewart, to whom he had been engaged before coming to this country, commencing his married life on the new farm. The clearing of the land went on when he had no other work. Through their observance of the rugged Scotch principles of thrift, honesty and independence they won the honor and admiration of all they came to know. Mr. Pattison's last years were devoted to gardening, and his death took place when he was eighty-four years old. His wife, who was born in Paisley, Scotland, passed to the better land beyond the river of death at the age of eighty-six. Their children were: David C.; Mary; William S.; Jeanette; Robert D.; Alexander S.; and two that died in infancy.
Our subject stayed at home and cared for his parents, and assisted his father in building a new frame house and barn, inheriting the same with forty-four acres of choice land. In 1855, he enlarged the barn, and has brought about great improvements in the condition of his property since it came into his possession, and he now owns a home which is replete with comfort. Everything is neat and in excellent repair, denoting an owner who knows the value of good appearances. In years past he was accustomed to utilize the summer and fall seasons in doing threshing for the grain-growers of the township, for he owned the only thresher; in late years, however, he has devoted his time to general farming, and has also raised many barns in the surrounding country.
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.
Obituary: New Castle News, February 1, 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.
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 4 February 1913 Funeral services over the remains of Robert D. Pattison were held Tuesday morning at 10 AM at the family residence, and were attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Rev SJ Johnston of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and Rev JS Martin of Pittsburg, a former paster, conducted the impressive services. A wealth of beautiful flowers testified to the esteem of friends.
Internment was made in Oak Park Cemetery and the pallbearers were James, John W, Charles, Clark, and JR Pattison and J. Ford Fulkerson.