Surname Saturday: Patterson


My Patterson family line starts with Mary Elizabeth, my great-great grandmother.  She was born 7 Feb 1867 in Gilmer County, Georgia, where she lived until after her marriage.  She married William E. Whitener in 1883 and they moved to Murray County, Georgia sometime in the next year or two.  Between 1904 and 1907, they moved […]

John “Jackie” Patterson – the Later Years

North Georgia Map 1846

Last week, I posted what I know about Jackie Patterson from his birth about 1794 in South Carolina up until his marriage to Jane Chapman in 1828 in Hall County, Georgia.  This is part of my attempt to pull everything together and make sense of all the bits of information that I’ve found so far. […]

Genealogy To-Dos – July Wrap-Up


July was another exceptionally productive month.  I really feel like I accomplished a LOT. Research Continue working on the Patterson/Chapman lines from last month.  I hit the jackpot on research clues with this line.  Last month, I had found a website that presented an extensive three-generation research report on the descendants of John Patterson and […]

On this date. . .the 10th of June

Births James Hardy Whiteside was born in 1818 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Joel Nabors was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Deaths Johannes Renner died in 1733. Anna Maria (Keller) Albright died in 1803 in Guilford, North Carolina (my 7th great-grandmother). Thomas Rudd died in 1807. Sheriff Johannes Peter Mull died in 1814 in […]

Nancy Patterson: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Patterson genealogy

I recently located the death certificate for Nancy Patterson, my third great grand-aunt.  This was a good find, providing new information as well as primary or secondary source citations for certain facts that I already knew. New Information Age at Death:  89 years 10 months 21 days Birthplace:  Hall County Marital Status:  Widow – note:  […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-30

Such great ideas! RT @geneabloggers: Learn about creative genealogy blogger Vickie Everhart and BeNotForgot #genealogy # Added photo of Johnson siblings, including g-grandmother, Rachel Johnson Ward.  # @breagettingfit Congrats! in reply to breagettingfit # Added death certificate for Dovie GARRETT 1881 – 1922. #genealogy # Added death certificate for Walter Henry ELLIS 1844 […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-23


Added photo of Anna (CARNES) Forrester1822 – 1914. #genealogy # Added photo of Elijah Monteville ROBERTS 1879 – ?. # RT @auldmags: #Randomquestions for #genealogy – What’s you favorite ancestor first name? Susannah Adeline – I just love the combo. # Added photo of Luke and Ruby Butler headstone. #genealogy # Found […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-16

Translated NC mission records describe tribal life. via @addthis # Added J. A. Hemphill death certificate. #genealogy # Footnote subscription just paid off again. They now have Eastern Cherokee apps; formerly had to pay $25 for each app from NARA. # New daughters of Benjamin L. Burgin and Jane Dysart: Sarah and Martha. […]

Native American Ancestry – An Update

On December 8, 2008, I posted an article regarding a family legend of Native American ancestry.  Here is an update on what I have learned since then. Several weeks ago, I was looking through the Guion-Miller Rolls for the name “Patterson.”  I found a “Wm. H. Patterson,” who filed an application from Georgia.   I thought […]