Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Thomas Patterson?

Harald Reksten just sent me an abstract of a Chester Co, SC deed that makes reference to a 1769 land grant to Thomas Patterson for 100 acres. Was this my Thomas? It is relatively close to York Co SC and therefore "could" have been my Thomas. Something to follow up on. See below:

B-636: 2 January 1790 James Nickle of Lancaster CountySC, miller to George Minnis of Chester county, weaver, for £30 sterling, 100 acres on a branch of Rocky & Fishing Creek, granted 28 July1769 to Thos Patterson, and by him conveyed to said James Nickle. Signed: James Nickle (mark) (Seal), Witnesses: James Gaston, Thomas Gaston, Eli'r Alexander. Proved: 17 May 1790 by the oath of Eliz'r Alexander before Joseph Lee, J.P.

Further information:

From the SC Archives Database search site:

Notice the following document abstracts, in date order. Looks like there's first a plat, then a grant, then a memorial. I wonder if this Robert Patterson is yours. There are other Robert Patterson records, by the way. Plus, there a bunch of "accounts audited due to claims arising out of the Revolution" for Pattersons, including Robert, Thomas, Peter, William, and several others.


As for the Thomas Patterson plat and grant below, also notice the John Ferguson one. I believe these correspond with the one you sent me from the Chester records. Then also notice the James Strain documents, same location. Why is this important?


I descend from James Ferguson (son of John Ferguson and Nancy Strain). Furthermore, James Ferguson was married to another Nancy Strain, daughter of James Strain. These are DEFINITELY my Strain and Ferguson bunch. Now, is this Thomas mine?


I also think the William Carson is key. He shows up on the Thomas Patterson plat, John Ferguson, James Strain, and James Patterson. I don't know if he was some public official or not, but the Carsons were also connected to the Byers clan. My David Byers was married twice, both times to Carsons (sisters).


I guess I need to send off for these documents and see if the originals will show us more details. I'm not convinced yet this is my Thomas, but it's certainly possible.


One detail is on the last James Strain document it has Thomas "Peterson" instead of "Patterson". It seems that my Thomas' name was often spelled with a "Pe" instead of "Pa".

Date: 1/20/1763
Description: PATTERSON, ROBERT, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: BELTON, JOHN; LEIGH, EGERTON; PATTERSON, ROBERT
Locations: CATAWBA RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY; TWELVE MILE CREEK
Document type: PLAT


Date: 1/11/1766
Description: PATTERSON, ROBERT, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES ON TURKEY CREEK.
Names indexed: FAIRCHILD, JOHN; PATTERSON, ROBERT; TROUP, JOHN
Locations: SAVANNAH RIVER; TURKEY CREEK
Document type: PLAT (granted 7/10/1766)


Date: 7/26/1766
Description: PATTERSON, ROBERT, MEMORIAL FOR 250 ACRES ON TURKEY CREEK, GRANVILLE COUNTY.
Names indexed: PATTERSON, ROBERT; STUART, JOHN
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY; SAVANNAH RIVER; TURKEY CREEK
Document type: MEMORIAL


Date: 11/7/1766
Description: PATTERSON, ROBERT, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: CANTEY, JAMES; PATTERSON, ROBERT; TROUP, JOHN
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; PRINCE FREDERICK PARISH; SANTEE RIVER
Document type: PLAT


Date: 11/20/1767
Description: PATTERSON, ROBERT, MEMORIAL FOR 150 ACRES ON SANTEE RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: PARRITRIE, JOHN; PATTERSON, ROBERT
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; PRINCE FREDERICK PARISH; SANTEE RIVER
Document type: MEMORIAL


Date: 5/20/1768
Description: PATTERSON, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: CARSON, WILLIAM; LEIGH, EGERTON; PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; FISHING CREEK; ROCKY CREEK
Document type: PLAT


Date: 8/12/1768
Description: PATTERSON, JAMES, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: CARSEN, WILLIAM; LEIGH, EGERTON; MONTGOMERY, NINIAN; PATTERSON, JAMES
Locations: CAMP CREEK; CRAVEN COUNTY
Document type: PLAT


Date: 4/12/1769
Description: FERGUSON, JOHN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: CARSEN, WILLIAM; FERGUSON, JOHN; LEIGH, EGERTON; PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; FISHING CREEK
Document type: PLAT


Date: 7/28/1769
Description: PATTERSON, THOMAS, LAND GRANT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY
Document type: LAND GRANT


Date: 9/4/1769
Description: PATTERSON, THOMAS, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON ROCKY AND FISHING CREEKS, CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; FISHING CREEK; ROCKY CREEK
Document type: MEMORIAL


Date: 1/3/1772
Description: STRAIN, JAMES, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; CARSON, WILLIAM; PATTERSON, THOMAS; STRAIN, JAMES
Locations: CANE CREEK; CRAVEN COUNTY
Document type: PLAT


Date: 9/7/1773
Description: FERGUSON, JOHN, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON FISHING CREEK, CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: FERGUSON, JOHN; PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; FISHING CREEK
Document type: MEMORIAL


Date: 1/23/1775
Description: STRAIN, JAMES, MEMORIAL FOR 150 ACRES ON CANE CREEK, CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: PETERSON, THOMAS; STRAIN, JAMES
Locations: CANE CREEK; CRAVEN COUNTY
Document type: MEMORIAL