Person:William Patton (40)

William Patton
b.est. 1710-1720
d.abt. 1 April 1793 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Pattonest 1710-1720 - abt 1793
  • WMary Beattyest 1715-1723 - 1801
m. ABT 1740
  1. John Pattonabt 1740 - abt 1783
Facts and Events
Name William Patton
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1710-1720
Marriage ABT 1740 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Beatty
Death? abt. 1 April 1793 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Will of William Patton

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 11. - William Patton's will, dated 31st March, 1793; proved, 5th April, 1793. About 1740 he was married to Mary Beatty, daughter of Alexander Beatty, of the parish of Donnagh, County Dunnigal, Ireland, by whom he had one son, John, which wife and son he left in Ireland about one year after marriage; informed Mary is now dead; to Mathew Patton, of Staunton, 50 pounds, remainder to son John, if alive, and if not, to be divided among his lawful children; otherwise to the children of Thomas Fulton, deceased, and the children of Mathew Patton, of Staunton. Sugned.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 26, 1765. - (320) William Patton's servant, Jane Caruthers, the indenture was burnt in his house by the Indians. (Note: this record is most likely for this William Patton. Elizabeth Caruthers was a witness in "Patton's heir vs. Patton's Executors", listed below).
  • Vol. 2 - JUNE, 1803 (I to Z). - James Patton, heir of John Patton, who was only son and heir of William Patton, deceased, vs. Mathew Patton and David Stephenson, Executors of said William Patton.--Chancery. Decree, 27th March, 1802, that complainant is not lawful heir of John Patton. William died about April 1, 1793. Affidavit, 10th February, 1797, by James Wallace, of Carickafaden, Parish Donagh, Bowery of Irishowen, County Donegall, Ireland, farmer. Knew William Patton, formerly of Tuluaree, Parish Donagh, but many years ago went to America, and lately died there, leaving will and appendix. David Stephenson and Mathew Patton, executors, son William married to Mary Beatty. still living at Carickafaden, were married in parish of Donagh by Rev. Thomas Shawbridge, dissenting clergyman. Affiant was best man about fifty-six years ago.
  • Vol. 2 - JUNE, 1803 (I to Z). - Patton's heir vs. Patton's Executors.--Continued. William, soon after marriage, went to America, leaving issue one son, viz, John Patton, who died about twenty years ago, leaving James Patton, his son, and only issue, who now lives at Carickafaden. Certificate by John Pitt Kenedy, rector of Donagh Parish, that he knows said James Patton, is about twenty-four years old, five feet nine inches high, wears his own hair dark brown, blue eyes and weighty eyebrows, of dark complexion, pretty stout, 29th August, 1801. Elizabeth Caruthers deposes that she was well acquainted with Mary Beatey, wife of William Patton, although she was called Mary Beatey, it being a custom in Ireland among poor people for married women still to retain their maiden names. Heard that William left Ireland when son, John, was infant. Was well acquainted with John. John died, leaving child by Ruth Wallace. Never heard John acknowledge the child, but it lived with him, he treated it as his child and she always understood it was his. Child lived with grandmother, Mary Beatey, until nine years old, when affiant left Ireland about eight years ago. Complainant now present is said child. 10th February, 1801. Samuel Scott deposes. Is twenty-eight years old and always acquainted with plaintiff, living in same neighborhood. Mary Beatey died December two years ago. John Patton had many relations on his mother's side. 30th May, 1801. Mathew Patton being a non-resident, order publication. Removed to Kentucky. Bill states James is only son and heir of John Patton, who was only son and heir of William Patton, late of Augusta. William left them in Ireland in 1741. Mathew's answer states that William was a distant relative of Mathew.