Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Randolph Co NC Pattersons...

Are the Randolph Co NC Pattersons from 1790 the same as the ones who are in Buncombe Co NC in 1800?

1790 Randolph Co NC:
740 Patterson Thomas 1-0-4-0-0 (Thomas 16+, and 4 females)
741 Patterson Alex 3-0-1-0-0 (3 males 16+ and 1 female)
766 Patterson John 1-1-1-0-0 (1 male 16+, 1 male <16, 1 female)

1790 Pendleton District, SC:
Patterson John 1-1-1-0-0 (1 male 16+, 1 male <16, 1 female)

1800 Buncombe Co NC:
pg 184 Alexander Patterson 00010-00000 (1 male 26-44)
pg 184 Robert Patterson 20010-30010 (2 males <10, 1 male 26-44, 3 females <10, 1 female 26-44)
pg 184 (last line) John Patterson 11010-30010-0-1
pg 185 (1st line) Thomas Patterson 00001-00101

*** It IS possible that both Johns from 1790 are the same John. It is possible that the 1790 Pattersons in Randolph are father Thomas w/ his wife and 3 daughters, plus in the next HH (741) 3 sons and a daughter in law, such as Alex and Robert and another son, plus Robert's wife Elizabeth. And then son John in HH 766.

The Robert Patterson of 1800 Buncombe did marry a woman named Elizabeth and they got married in 1790 as best I can tell. They had a son and a daughter by 1794, also. If this is my Thomas and his family, my guess would be that John is the oldest son, Alex is next, Robert was 3rd, and another 4th son thereafter. Andrew is a possibility based on an 1802 Buncombe deed with my John Patterson. Only time I ever saw the name Andrew Patterson connected with my John. Alex is also gone from buncombe by 1810, as is Thomas, but John and Robert remained there.

Wow... this is getting interesting. I need to see if I can find these 1790 Randolph Pattersons anywhere else in 1800. They were NOT in Randolph, that much I know.



  1. Alexander Patterson of Randolph Co NC was never there in the census again. Most other Alexanders in the USA in 1790 can be accounted for in 1800, with few exceptions. The 1800 Buncombe Co NC Alexander has no clear location of origin, so he DEFINITELY is a candidate for the 1790 Randolph Co Alexander. He was no longer found anywhere in the 1810 census. Perhaps if we can find our John Patterson (son of Thomas) in 1830, we might find John's potential brother Alexander also. Something to check into, if for no other reason, to rule it out. I've asked Margaret Smith to look for John in 1830 for me. We'll see what comes back.

  2. Randolph Co NC Pattersons - UPDATE:

    NC state grants to Alexander Patterson in 1782 and 1786.

    Witnesses to grants / deeds were Alexander Patterson (1783, 1788), Tryon Patterson (1788), Thomas Patterson (1789), and John Patterson (1792 x2).

    1790 Census: Alex, Thomas, and John, with 2 additional adult males in Alex's household.

    5/12/1810 - Elizabeth Patterson to Demsy Jackson - bondsman John Patterson.

    9/26/1812 - John Patterson to Hannah York - William Patterson.

    12/07/1802 - William Patterson to Ruthy Patterson - Charles Patterson.

    March 181x - William Patterson to Sarah H---on - John Patterson.

    1815 Tax List:
    Pattersons - William, Charles, David, John, William, James, Mary.

    1820 Tax List:
    Pattersons - John, James.

    Based on these records, it seems to me that many of these folks WERE still in Randolph through the year 1800 and afterward. I do NOT think it likely that these Randolph Co NC Pattersons to be connected to the ones in Buncombe Co NC.



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