Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thomas Patterson - St Bartholomew's Parish, SC

This Saturday when I'm at the SC Archives in Columbia, I hope to obtain the estate papers of a Thomas Patterson who died in Colleton Co, SC between 1798 and 1806. His son, William Patterson, was involved in another public record in 1806, and it made reference to him as "William Patterson, executor of Thomas Patterson's estate."

Perhaps his estate papers, if extant, could shed light on whether or not he was the same Thomas Patterson who owned land in York Co SC and Buncombe Co NC. The latter Thomas was in Buncombe Co in 1800. However, his 50 acre tract was sold at auction by the Sheriff of Buncombe in 1802. Had he died b/w 1800 and 1802? When did the Thomas of Colleton Co SC die?

This Colleton Co location was in St Bartholomew's Parish, which in 1790 was Dorchester Co, Charleston District. By 1800 it was Colleton Co, but same parish still.

Notice the following records taken from another page I have on Thomas:

There was a Thomas Patterson recorded on the 1790 census in St Bartholomew's Parish. He may have been the same Thomas Patterson previously in York Co SC and later in Buncombe Co NC. He was listed as 2-3-2-0-6, which means 2 males age 16+, and 3 males under 16, and 2 females, and 6 slaves.

When we look at later census records for St Bartholomew's Parish (where Thomas was in 1790), we begin to learn of other Pattersons, most likely sons of Thomas. They were William Patterson, and Thomas Patterson Jr. The son William may or may not have been listed in Thomas' 1790 household.

Additional records concerning these Pattersons from Colleton Co:

1800 > SOUTH CAROLINA > COLLETON > NO TWP LISTED
Series: M32 Roll: 48 Page: 176
Wm & Tho Patterson 3-0-2-1-0 and 1-0-1-0-1 (19 slaves)
(just a few hh's away from Wm C Pinckney)

1800 > SOUTH CAROLINA > COLLETON > NO TWP LISTED
Series: M32 Roll: 48 Page: 162
Wm Patterson 1-0-0-0-1 and 2-0-0-1-0 (3 slaves)
(this is an older William Patterson, was also there in Charleston District in 1790; too old to be a son of my Thomas. Could be his brother Wm, or unrelated altogether.)

1810 > SOUTH CAROLINA > COLLETON > NO TWP LISTED
Series: M252 Roll: 60 Page: 343
Thomas Patterson 0-0-2-1-1 and 0-0-0-0-0 (14 slaves)

1810 > SOUTH CAROLINA > COLLETON > NO TWP LISTED
Series: M252 Roll: 60 Page: 334
William Patterson 0-1-2-1-1 and 0-1-0-1-0 (60 slaves)
(just a few hh's away from William C. Pinckney and Richard Fishburne) (next page has Francis Fishburne and Genl William Fishburne)

I know for sure that the 1800 Wm & Tho are sons of the 1790 Thomas. The 1790 Thomas lived next to Joseph Morrison, who was buried in the Salkehatchie Presbyterian Church Cemetery. I also know that Wm & Tho were recorded on various records in 1806 on land described as Salkehatchie and Combahee Rivers, etc. Notice the following records pulled from the SC Archives Online Search website:

Date: 1798
Description: ELECTORS OF PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH, PETITION AND SUPPORTING PAPERS CONTESTING THE ELECTION OF THOMAS PATTERSON TO THE HOUSE ON THE GROUNDS OF NON-RESIDENCE. (4 PAGES; OVERSIZE)
Names Indexed: PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH / SAINT BARTHOLOMEWS PARISH
Type: PETITION
Topics: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES / ELECTIONS, CONTESTED

Date: 1806
Description: INHABITANTS OF ST. BARTHOLOMEWS AND PRINCE WILLIAMS PARISHES, PETITION THAT THE SALKEHATCHIE BRIDGE BE VESTED IN THE NAME OF THOMAS PATTERSON, JR. (2 PAGES; OVERSIZE)
Names Indexed: PATTERSON, THOMAS JR.
Locations: SAINT BARTHOLOMEWS PARISH / PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH / CHARLESTON / SAVANNAH, GA. / GEORGIA
Type: PETITION
Topics: BRIDGES

Date: 1806/11/20
Description: PATTERSON, WILLIAM, EXOR. OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS PATTERSON, PETITION TO RECHARTER A TOLL BRIDGE. (4 PAGES)
Names Indexed: PATTERSON, WILLIAM / PATTERSON, THOMAS
Locations: SAINT BARTHOLOMEWS PARISH / PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH
Type: PETITION
Topics: BRIDGES

Date: 1806/12/04
Description: HEYWARD, NATHANIEL AND OTHERS, PETITION AND SUPPORTING PAPERS REQUESTING THAT A PUBLIC LANDING MAY NOT BE ESTABLISHED ON THEIR PLANTATIONS, BECAUSE THERE IS AN ESTABLISHED LANDING THREE MILES UP THE COMBAHEE RIVER. (12 PAGES)
Names Indexed: HEYWARD, NATHANIEL / GIBBES, JOHN / BLAKE, DANIEL JR. / GIBBES, ANN / PATTERSON, WILLIAM / PORTEOUS, ALEXANDER R. / MIDDLETON, HENRY / DEVEAUX, BARNWELL / CUTHBERT, JOHN A. / SIMPSON, ARCHIBALD
Locations: COMBAHEE RIVER / SAINT BARTHOLOMEWS PARISH / BEAUFORT DISTRICT
Type: PETITION
Topics: LANDINGS / SLAVERY / RICE

Date: 1806/12/05
Description: INHABITANTS OF ST. BARTHOLOMEWS AND PRINCE WILLIAMS PARISHES, PETITION THAT THE SALKEHATCHIE BRIDGE BE VESTED IN THE NAME OF THOMAS PATTERSON, JR.. (2 PAGES)
Names Indexed: PATTERSON, THOMAS JR.
Locations: CHARLESTON / SAVANNAH, GA. / GEORGIA / SAINT BARTHOLOMEWS PARISH / PRINCE WILLIAM PARISH
Type: PETITION
Topics: BRIDGES

These documents show the proximity of the St. Bartholomew's Parish location and the Salkehatchie River, in relation to the original 1790 census for St. Bartholomew's Parish, which at the time was in Dorchester County and Charleston District. This river, and also the Little Salkehatchie River, both flow south and form the Combahee River at its confluence of the two branches. This river is the border between modern day Beaufort and Colleton counties.

There is more information about these Colleton Pattersons on my other page on Thomas, linked previously. But these are the main ones I need in light of Saturday's trip to the archives.

Goals:

1) Print all original documents concerning these families.

2) Find the estate papers of Thomas Patterson, if extant.

3) Find when Thomas Patterson acquired his land in this location.

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