Margaret Adams: the mother of Robert "R" Patterson
Last updated 27 Feb 2018
In 2010 I wrote an article about the identity (much of which is confused) of Robert Patterson's mother. I speak of the Robert Patterson who was born circa 1705-1711 and married Sarah, and made his mark "R". Robert wrote his will and died in 1775 in York Co., SC.
His mother was named Mary Margaret but last name is not known for certain. She went primarily by the name of Margaret, but did on occasion have records entered in her first name Mary. She was first married to William Patterson. After his death, she was married to John Adams (aka Addams). She was quickly widowed a second time, and thereafter was known as Margaret Adams, Mary Adams, or Widow Adams.
For more details on these various names and the misunderstanding of her being named Margaret Donnell... see the article I wrote in 2010.