Captain Robert PATTON
Male 1748 - 1813


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  • Prefix  Captain 
    Birth  3 Nov 1748  Chester, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military  From Bef 1777 to 1782  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Robert Patton entered Revolutionary Service in Burke Co., N. C. and served as a militiaman under Captain William Morrison of McDowell's Regiment. He served as an Indian spy, or scout. Later he was commissioned captain of mounted troops. He served in this capacity throughout the remainder of the war. In 1777, Captain Patton and his company served on the Catawba Frontier, guarding against the Cherokees. In early 1780, during the actions in and around Charleston, he marched his mounted troops into S. C. joining the forces of Colonel William Washington and General Isaac Huger. They rendezvoused near Monck's Corner, S. C. The following morning, before daylight, in a surprise attack, they were badly beaten by the combined British forces under Colonel Banastre Tarleton, Major Patrick Ferguson, and Major James Webster (April 14, 1780). Later the remnants of the command regrouped at Nelson's Ferry, S. C. on the Santee River. They progressed to Camden, S. C., joining the units of General William Caswell and Colonel Charles McDowell. They marched on into N. C. to Cross Creek. Colonel McDowell along with Captain Patton proceeded westwardly to Mecklenburg County, joining the brigade of General Griffith Rutherford. Here they leaned [sic] of the Tory gathering near Ramsour's Mill and rapidly marched to that place, arriving there shortly after the battle of June 20, 1780.

      Captain Patton later served with General Rutherford in the Camden Campaign. In September and October he took part in the Kings Mountain Campaign and battle, again commanding mounted troops (Oct. 7, 1780). He served under the McDowells in the Wilmington Expedition (Fall, 1781), and in the Cherokee raids of 1782."
    Property  1779  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • "Robert Patton received a land grant for property situated on the east side of the main branch of Muddy Creek. (1782 - enter 1779). He also received grants on French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers."
      Entered land.
    Census  1790  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1800  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1810  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Associates  Thomas Hemphill 
    Died  11 Mar 1813  Dysartsville , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Aft 11 Mar 1813  Dysartsville , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Drucilla Presbyterian Cemetery 
    Person ID  I1841  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  25 Jul 2010 

    Father  Robert PATTON 
    Mother  Charity 
    Family ID  F554  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth DYSART,   b. Abt 1766,   d. 9 Jun 1844 
    Married  1782  , Mecklenburg, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • "Married Elizabeth Dysart 1782. They were married in Mecklenburg Co., N.C."
    Children 
     1. Charity PATTON,   b. 24 May 1796
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F488  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Saving the Cattle from the Tories
    Saving the Cattle from the Tories
    Revolutionary War Story

  • Sources 
    1. [S525] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 228 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S525] Emmett. R. White, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984), 229 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S392] Margaret Hemphill Anthony, Hemphills in North Carolina (Collegedale, Tennessee: The College Press, 1981), 26 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S372] daughertycortney, Hall Tree and Branches, digital images (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2488317/family/pedigree), photograph, gravestone for Robert Patton (1748-1813), Dysartsville, North Carolina. (Reliability: 3).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewPhoto.aspx?tid=2488317&oid=de4e337d-a904-4cbd-bf5b-c40a1e0073f8

    5. [S392] Margaret Hemphill Anthony, Hemphills in North Carolina (Collegedale, Tennessee: The College Press, 1981), 43 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S392] Margaret Hemphill Anthony, Hemphills in North Carolina (Collegedale, Tennessee: The College Press, 1981), 41 (Reliability: 3).




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