Person:James Patterson (74)

James Patterson
d.bef. 27 February 1815 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 23 MAY 1766
  1. Martha Pattersonbef 1769 -
  2. Sarah PattersonABT 1774 - BEF 1820
  3. Jane 'Jinny' Pattersonabt 1779 - bef 1815
  4. Deborah Patterson1784 - 1866
  5. Nancy Pattersonbef 1787 -
  6. John Allan Patterson1789 -
  7. Samuel Pattersonabt 1791 - abt 1859
  8. James Patterson
  9. William Patterson
Facts and Events
Name James Patterson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 23 MAY 1766 Augusta County, Virginiato Deborah Givens
Death? bef. 27 February 1815 Augusta County, Virginia

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



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James Patterson Records in Chalkley's Chronicles


  • Page 432.--16th February, 1815. James Patterson's will-- To wife, Deborah; sons, James, William, John, Samuel; to granddaughters, Deborah and Jane; a granddaughter, Deborah Wynes; to grandsons, James Craige, Patterson Craige, James Synes (Wymes); daughter, Jane, deceased, to her children; division to "Deborah Patterson any my nine children, or their lawful heirs, Martha Beard, Wm. Patterson, James Patterson, Sarah Craige, Deborah Wilson, the children of Jane Syms (?) (Wynn?), John Patterson, Samuel Patterson, Nancy McCullough. Executors, sons James, John,Samuel. Teste: Jo. Williams, James and Samuel Patterson, John Craig. Proved, 27th february, 1815. James and John qualify.
  • Vol. 3, p. 243, Augusta County Court Will Book No. XI, p. 432. James Patterson mentioned, in addition to wife Deborah, sons James, William, John and Samuel Patterson, granddaughters Deborah and Jane, granddaughter Deborah Wynes, grandsons James Craige, Patterson Craige, James Wynes, and daughter Jane, deceased, and directed the balance of his estate be divided by Deborah Patterson and nine children: Martha Beard, William Patterson, James Patterson, Sarah Craige, Deborah Wilson, the children of Jane Wynes, John Patterson, Samuel Patterson, and Nancy McCullough. Executors were sons James, John and Samuel, and witnesses were Joseph Williams, James and Samuel Patterson, and John Craig. [Source: Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish].


From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1786--January 4, Wm. Baird and Martha Patterson, daughter (of) James Patterson.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1795--June 23, John Craig and William Patterson, surety. John Craig and Sally Patterson, daughter of James Patterson (consent). Teste: Wm. Patterson, Wm. Beard.

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records: [need link]

Page 335 - - 3rd February, 1791. James Craig's will (Sr.) - - To sons, James and William, lands on Middle River; also tract adjoining James Crawford, John Craig and Henderson's land; to son, George Craig, home tract and that purchased of Jno. Davison, and all lands on east side of South River; to daughter Sarah Ely, or Sarah Throp; to son, Samuel; frees slaves; to son, James' daughter, Mary; to each grandson named for testator, viz: James Craig's son, James; William Craig's son, James; Samuel Craig's son, James(if he have one); James Ely's son, James; James Anderson's son, James; to heirs of daughter, Mary Cirig, deceased; to daughter Agnes Anderson, and her husband James Anderson. Executors, James, George, William. Teste: John and Anne Craig, James Patterson. Proved, 15th February, 1791, by John Craig and Patterson. James and George Craig qualify, leave reserved for other executor to qualify.


John Craig, named eldest son and co-executor of his father's 1807 will, probably married Sarah “Sally” Patterson, daughter of James and Deborah (Givens) Patterson, on 24 June 1795 in Augusta Co.[133] She was born ca. 1774 in Augusta County. The will of James Patterson, dated 16 Feb. 1815, mentioned his wife Deborah, and a daughter Sarah Craige, among others.

  1. LDS Ancestral File.