Friday, June 3, 2011

William Harden "Bill" Patterson Family Photos

The William Harden "Bill" Patterson Family Photo Gallery
Last updated: April 7, 2015

Bill Patterson was born in April 1832 in the Indian Territory of what later became Union Co, GA. His parents were George Patterson and Rebecca Chastain. The Patterson clan settled in the part of Union Co that became known as Lower Young Cane, and also in nearby Ivy Log.

Click any picture to see a larger version (in most cases).

William Harden "Bill" Patterson
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Bill married Elizabeth Akins, and together they had 12 children. The six sons were:
  1. James Alonzo Patterson - Alonzo (1855-1940)
  2. John Henry Lumpkin Patterson - Lump (1859-1953)
  3. Lewis O. Patterson - Lew (1869-1959)
  4. Joseph Elijah Patterson - Lije (1871-1957)
  5. William Elisha Patterson - Lishe (1871-1963)
  6. George Bunyan Patterson - Bunyan (1881-1969)

The six daughters were:
  1. Sarah Florence Patterson - Florence (1857-1937)
  2. Martha Elizabeth Patterson - Jeff (for Jefferson Davis) (1862-1957)
  3. Rebecca Emeline Patterson - Emma (1865-1948)
  4. Mary N. Patterson - Mollie (1867-1932)
  5. Venetia Caledonia Patterson - Callie (1873-1967)
  6. Lula L. J. Patterson - Lular (1878-1939)

Bill Patterson died in 1883. Some said he died of some sort of blood poisoning, others a tick bite. His widow Betty died in 1914.

More pictures of this family are coming to my attention, so I will begin posting all of these pictures here. Perhaps one day we can obtain a picture for each child, and also Bill's wife, Elizabeth. I would like to thank Phyllis Patterson Shook, Dave Huskey, Elaine Patterson Gibby (and her son Timothy Gibby), and June Walker Brown for many of the following pictures. As of 2015, we have pictures of Bill and Elizabeth, as well as all 6 of their sons and 4 of their 6 daughters. I am still hoping to find pictures of the other two daughters some day... Lula and Florence.



The following picture is believed to include Elizabeth Akins Patterson on the far left:

Betty Akins Patterson(?), Lewis Patterson and family
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby and Timothy Gibby)

Alonzo Patterson and wife, Rozilla Sparks Patterson
(courtesy June Walker Brown)

John Henry Lumpkin "Lump" Patterson
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Five of the siblings, circa 1948. This may have been at the funeral of their sister, Emma Patterson Queen.
From left to right: Jeff, Lump, Lew, Lishe, Callie
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

On a side note, the above five siblings are the five who lived at least 90 years. Jeff (95), Lump (94), Lew (90), Lishe (92), and Callie (94).

Aunt Jeff
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Aunt Jeff with Mae Kelley, June 1957
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Aunt Jeff, June 1957
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Monroe "Uncle Roe" Owenby and Martha Elizabeth "Aunt Jeff" Patterson Owenby
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)
they were married in 1911 at the ages of 63 and 49, respectively.

Emma Patterson Queen
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Lewis G. Queen, husband of Emma, and his Raleigh Products wagon
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Lije and his sister, Emma Patterson Queen
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Lije Patterson, Helen (unknown), Emma Patterson Queen
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Mollie Patterson Kelley and her husband, George
(courtesy Martha Hartley)

Lije Patterson
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Lije Patterson
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Lije Patterson
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Nannie Ammons Patterson, wife of Lije
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Nannie Ammons Patterson, wife of Lije
(Courtesy Kenneth Patterson & Nellie Patterson Mason)

Lije Patterson with grandsons Derral and Francis, circa 1940
(Courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Lije Patterson with grandchild (child of Earl)
(courtesy Phyllis Patterson Shook)

Lije Patterson with son Clint and family, Summer 1948
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)
Left to Right: Kenneth Patterson (b 1927), Baxley Patterson (b 1925), Wilma Stephens Patterson (b 1904), Clint Patterson (b 1904), Francis Patterson (b 1940), Derral Patterson (b 1935), Jean Patterson (Kilstrom) (b 1943), Lije Patterson (b 1871)
(ignore the Feb 66 date on picture - that is when a copy was developed; the picture was originally taken in 1948)

Lije Patterson ("Grandad")
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Callie Patterson Hickey, husband James Park Hickey, and family
(courtesy Dave Huskey)

Callie Patterson Hickey, husband James Park Hickey, and family
(courtesy Dave Huskey)

Callie Patterson Hickey
(courtesy Dave Huskey)

James Park Hickey, husband of Callie
(courtesy Dave Huskey)

Callie Patterson Hickey
(courtesy Dave Huskey)

Callie Patterson Hickey, Sue Dunn Tucker(?), Dutch Hickey
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)

Bunyan Patterson
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson and wife, Arva Walker Patterson
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson and Arva, far right
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson and Arva, far right and back
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson, far left and back, Arva in far back and middle, Elaine bottom right
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson, Tim Bradshaw, Arva Walker Patterson, and Dessie Walker Brawley
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson and granddaughter, Lisa Gibby
(courtesy Elaine Patterson Gibby, Timothy Gibby)

Bunyan Patterson and Arva Walker Patterson
(courtesy Kenneth Patterson)


Another couple pictures of interest are of Bill Patterson's sister, Hannah Margaret Patterson, who married J. T. "Pat" Cornett. Pat Cornett and Bill Patterson both served in the Civil War as members of the 6th GA Cavalry. However, they didn't serve in that regiment at the same time.


Pat and Margaret Patterson Cornett
(courtesy Jack Bradshaw)

Pat and Margaret Patterson Cornett and family
(courtesy Jack Bradshaw)