Person:Robert Patton (24)

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Robert Patton
b.1741 Ireland
  1. Robert Patton1741 - 1832
  2. Elijah Patton1744 - 1833
m. before 1780
  1. Sarah 'Sallie' Patton1780 -
  2. James Robert Patton1782 -
  3. Anne Catherine Patton1783 -
  4. Margaret Patton1785 -
  5. George Patton1786 - 1840
  6. Elizabeth Patton1788 - 1860
  7. Matilda Caroline Patton1790 -
  8. Rebecca Pattonabout 1800 -
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Name Robert Patton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1741 Ireland
Military[2][4] about 1778 Revolutionary War Service
Marriage before 1780 to Rebecca Cathey
Property[2][4] September 1823 Gibson, Tennessee, United States100 acres on the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River
Death[1] 11 November 1832 Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Burial[1][2][3] Believed buried on a bluff overlooking the Obion River
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Robert Patton, in Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Asheville, North Carolina, Research compiled and submitted by OBCGS contributor Bruce Whitaker, Questionable quality.

    "Robert Patton was born in Ireland in 1741, the son of John Patton and his unidentified wife. In 1755 John and two sons, Robert and Elijah, came to America, eventually moving inland to Rowan County, NC. From there they moved into Burke Co., and Robert moved to Swannanoa in Burke County (now Buncombe County) in the 1780’s."

    "He left a will in which he named his son George Patton, and his son-in-law David Crockett to be administrators of his estate. George thought it unnecessary for him to travel to Tennessee so “Davey” Crockett became the sole administrator. Because the will left them only $10.00 each, Robert’s daughters Sarah Patton Edmundson and Ann Patton McWhorter contested the will. However, they supposedly had received their share of their father’s estate prior to his death."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Robert Patton, in FindAGrave: Old Bluff Cemetery near Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee, Memorial# 60709086, Oct 27, 2010, Secondary quality.

    Birth: 1742, Northern Ireland
    Death: Nov. 11, 1832, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
    Burial: Old Bluff Cemetery (near Rutherford) Now Plowed Over, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA

    Note taken by Find A Grave contributor about cemetery: "Cemetery notes and/or description: Old Bluff Cemetery (Near Rutherford) Now Plowed Over. Located on a Bluff above the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River. Charles Franklin Edmundson (1904 - 1986) described the cemetery circa 1914 as being overgrown with vines and small trees. His father Benjamin Franklin "Mack" Edmundson showed him the cemetery while they were on a fishing trip. Some tombstones were still standing but most were broken or thrown to the ground. some of the names were Edmundson, Burgin, Ward and Tinkle. Pointing to one part of the cemetery his father indicated that this was the oldest part of the cemetery, dating back to the 1830's. There were no markers there. Until after the Civil War there was no Railroad to bring in stone for markers. The reason the cemetery was placed on the river was because in the winter the rude dirt lanes were impassible, but coffins could brought up or down the river. Robert Patton, a Revolutionary War Figure from Buncombe County, NC owned the land, built a Presbyterian Church from logs and set aside the land for the cemetery. There was a double clear water spring also located there. Robert Patton was said to be the first burial. I am the fourth great-grandson of Robert Patton."

    "Elizabeth "Betsy" remembered the 1,000 acre grant of land given to her father, Robert Patton, for his services in the Revolutionary War. It lay untouched in Indian Lands on the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River. Now was the time for it to be put to use. It was possible because in 1818 Andrew Jackson, ever ready to push the Indian tribes further west, had led yet another commission to treaty with the Chikasaw tribe for the sale of west Tennessee plus a large part of western Kentucky. In a meeting near Tuscumbia, Alabama, he bribed the Chicasaw chiefs with a $20,000 gift, in return they sold their land for about four cents an acre. This gave Robert Patton clear title to his long neglected claim. Davey Crockett and his oldest sons set of to scout the Patton grant. By September 1823, Betsy and Davey and their eight children (Betsy's two by James Patton, Davey's three by Polly Finley, and three born to them, were installed in a log cabin on a plateau above the occasionally flooding Obion River and away from the mosquitoes".

  3. Note taken by Find A Grave contributor about cemetery: "Cemetery notes and/or description: Old Bluff Cemetery (Near Rutherford) Now Plowed Over. Located on a Bluff above the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River. Charles Franklin Edmundson (1904 - 1986) described the cemetery circa 1914 as being overgrown with vines and small trees. His father Benjamin Franklin "Mack" Edmundson showed him the cemetery while they were on a fishing trip. Some tombstones were still standing but most were broken or thrown to the ground. some of the names were Edmundson, Burgin, Ward and Tinkle. Pointing to one part of the cemetery his father indicated that this was the oldest part of the cemetery, dating back to the 1830's. There were no markers there. Until after the Civil War there was no Railroad to bring in stone for markers. The reason the cemetery was placed on the river was because in the winter the rude dirt lanes were impassible, but coffins could brought up or down the river. Robert Patton, a Revolutionary War Figure from Buncombe County, NC owned the land, built a Presbyterian Church from logs and set aside the land for the cemetery. There was a double clear water spring also located there. Robert Patton was said to be the first burial. I am the fourth great-grandson of Robert Patton."
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elizabeth "Betsy" remembered the 1,000 acre grant of land given to her father, Robert Patton, for his services in the Revolutionary War. It lay untouched in Indian Lands on the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River. Now was the time for it to be put to use. It was possible because in 1818 Andrew Jackson, ever ready to push the Indian tribes further west, had led yet another commission to treaty with the Chikasaw tribe for the sale of west Tennessee plus a large part of western Kentucky. In a meeting near Tuscumbia, Alabama, he bribed the Chicasaw chiefs with a $20,000 gift, in return they sold their land for about four cents an acre. This gave Robert Patton clear title to his long neglected claim. Davey Crockett and his oldest sons set of to scout the Patton grant. By September 1823, Betsy and Davey and their eight children (Betsy's two by James Patton, Davey's three by Polly Finley, and three born to them, were installed in a log cabin on a plateau above the occasionally flooding Obion River and away from the mosquitoes".
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