Person:James Patterson (66)

James Patterson
m. Abt. 1720
  1. Margaret PattersonABT 1720 - ABT 1790
  2. Mary PattersonABT 1722 - BEF 1813
  3. Ann PattersonABT 1725 -
  4. Rebecca Patterson1730 -
  5. James Patterson1732 -
  6. Samuel Patterson1735 - 1803
  7. Robina PattersonABT 1741 -
Facts and Events
Name James Patterson
Gender Male
Birth? 1732 Chester County, Pennsylvania

James Patterson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia



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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 111.--16th November, 1766. Samuel Patterson and Martha ( ) to James Patterson, £21.16.8, 80 acres whereon said James now lives; corner James Cowdon. Delivered: J. Patterson, 16th October, 1786. [Note: Samuel Patterson appears to be selling 80 acres of his land to his brother, James Patterson in this transaction].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 405.--27th November, 1751. John McGill's bond as guardian (appointed) to James Pattersen, orphan of James Patterson, with surety Mathew Armstrong.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1785--MARCH, 1786. - Commonwealth vs. Thomas Griffin.--Wm. McCafferly obtained a judgment against James Patterson, both in Augusta and in North Carolina. [Note: this is possibly this James Patterson, additional research needed].


James Patterson Records in Chalkley's Chronicles


Allred Family

What about Samuel Finley? Research by others that have studied this Finley family, say he was born in May of 1684 in County Armagh in Ireland, the son of Robert Finley and Margaret Lauder who were married in 1680. Robert died there on 18 Jun 1712. You may remember that the Hollingsworth family also came from Armagh. It is also said that Samuel Finley had a daughter named Isabella who married James Patterson, son of James Patterson Sr. and Anne Corry. There was a James Patterson on the West Nottingham township tax lists at the same time as Samuel Finley, Jeremiah York, and Solomon Alred


James Patterson, eldest son of James Patterson and Anne Corry, married 1727 , Isabella, daughter of Samuel Finley, who emigrated to Chester Co., PA and died in 1737, adimistration granted to his brother, Robert Finley, of West Nottingham, Pa. A brother of Robert Finley, Michael, had a son, Samuel, who was President of Princeton College, N.J. A daughter, Susanna, was mother of Samuel Finley Moree, the inventor. James Patterson, brother of Margaret, came to Rockbridge, Va.

- the year stated of 1727 is obviously incorrect, perhaps it should be 1757? Additional research necessary.