Surname Saturday: Patterson

Patterson-surname-saturday-slider

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 […]

William Everett Whitener Timeline

Whitener-William-family-slider

William Everett Whitener was my 2nd-great grandfather.  He was the son of Phillip B. Whitener (1833-1865) and Levina J. Searcy (1830-?), both from North Carolina. 1855 – William was born in December, probably in Gilmer County, Georgia, as his parents were married there in 1852. 1860 – William appeared on the census in Gilmer County […]

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. […]

John “Jackie” Patterson – The Early Years

1800-Census-John-Patterson-

I’ve been working on my Patterson line recently, in hopes of locating a common ancestor with a DNA match.  I haven’t found the common ancestor yet, but I have found lots of information on my known Pattersons.  I want to capture what I’ve learned in narrative format, starting with Jackie Patterson, my fourth great-grandfather. Connecting […]

Genealogy To-Dos – July Wrap-Up

green-check-mark

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 […]

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

dahlonega_logo

I made an interesting discovery while working on census records for some of the Pattersons/Chapmans.  I was looking at the 1840 record for my fourth great-grand uncle, Joseph Patterson (born 1790/1794).  The 1840 census is two pages wide, so make sure you always look at that second page.  I almost missed this find, myself, and […]

On this date. . .the 18th of June

Births Anna Barbara (Albright) Powell was born  in 1754 (my 6th great-grandmother). Margaret E. (Dellinger) Whitener was born in 1807. Elizabeth Patterson was born in 1808. Lee B. Stroud was born in 1898 in Texas. Deaths John Wilfong died in 1838 in Newton, North Carolina. Robert Elliott Morrison died in 1867 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Marriages […]