Ancestors and Kin of Anderson, Campbell and Scott County, Tennessee

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  • ID: I01963
  • Name: William Patterson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 OCT 1753 in Augusta County, Virginia
  • Death: 1848 in Anderson Co, Tennessee
  • Census: Page #194, 1830 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Anderson > Not Stated
  • Census: Page # 17, 1840 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Anderson > Not Stated
  • Reference Number: 1965
  • Note:
    Service: Three months as Sgt. under Cap. John Anderson and Col. David Looney
    Three months as Sgt. under Cap John Looney and Col. David Looney.
    Three months as Pvt. under Cap. Gilbert Christey and Col. William Christy.
    Two years later he served three months as Pvt. under Cap. Wallace and Cols. Isaac Shelby and Bledsoe , and Gen. Marion in South Carolina.
    Proof of Service: Copies of Pension Application #S3648 and Pension pay stub for pension #26706

    WILLIAM PATTERSON
    MORGAN COUNTY
    PRIVATE
    VIRGINIA LINE
    $30.80 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
    $90.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
    MAY 1, 1834 PENSION STARTED
    AGE 80

    Served in Revolutionary War of 1776
    Pension #S3648 Pension File in
    Birth: 22 Oct 1753
    Death: 1849 in Anderson Co. Tennessee.
    Sex: M
    Father: Robert Patterson, Mother: Elizabeth King
    Lived in Augusta Co. VA
    About. 1772 Moved to Hawkins Co. Tennessee
    15 Jun 1802 Sold slave girl Dice age 4 to Wm McKamey
    15 Jun 1802 Sold slave Alse and isabelle to Wm Mankins
    About.1802 Moved to Anderson Co. Tennessee

    Received from the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Patriot Look up Web Site 09/29/01

    "A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below.
    PATTERSON, William
    Birth: VA 21 Oct 1753
    Service: VA
    Rank: Pvt
    Death: Tennessee 1849
    Patriot Pensioned: Yes Widow Pensioned: No
    Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
    Spouse: (1) Nancy English
    If you are interested in membership in SAR for yourself or DAR for a female relative please send a follow-up message with your address and phone number."

    Note:
    according to Bible record left him by his father became worn
    and mutilated from use
    Residence: BETWEEN 1774 AND 1779 5 mi. below North fork of Holston Rive river, Sullivan or Hawkins Co., NC (now Tennessee)
    Note:
    applied for Revolutionary pension, State of Tennessee
    Anderson County ~ This 17th day of January A.D. 1834 personally
    appeared before JOSEPH M. ASHURST a Justice of the peace for
    the County of Anderson aforesaid WILLIAM PATTERSON Eighty years
    of age infirm and unable to get to a court of record and at the
    house of the said WILLIAM PATTERSON in the County of Anderson
    aforesaid. Who being first duly sworn according to law doth on
    his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the
    benefit of the act, of Congress, passed June 7th 1832. That he
    was borned in Augusta County in the State of Virginia on the
    21st day of October A.D. 1753, as he is informed by his
    parents. He had a record left him by his father of his age
    which is he day & date last aforesaid, but such record being
    made in a Bible and from the length of time and the use of said
    Bible, said record is now mutilated and Worn out.
    He lived in the State of North Carolina when he was
    between the age of Twenty & Twenty five years of age in the
    part of North Carolina which is now Tennessee, Sullivan County
    or Hawkins County on the Holston River about five miles below
    the North fork of Holston River. The date of the years, from
    old age & consequent loss of memory, he can't now recollect.
    But it was before he was married, Some two or three years and
    he was married at twenty five years of age.
    He was drafted and called in service of the United States
    under the following named officer, Captain JOHN ANDERSON.
    There was no left Tenant or ensign. Applicant was appointed
    orderly sergeant. & surved as such. Said captain and his
    company, in which applicant was one, and sergeant as aforesaid
    was ordered by his colonel, DAVID LOONEY, to Mockerson Gap
    Block house and was Stationed there three months as a guard
    against the Indians to Keep them off of the Frontiers and
    having served his full three months as orderly sergeant as
    aforesaid above Him, & followed no Civil[?] pursuit. Applicant
    was then honorably discharged y Captain ANDERSON. Which
    discharge has been burnt in applicant's house some years ago.
    The above service was made in the fall of the year, from
    causes above stated applicant can't now recollect the or the
    length of time before he was called into service again but
    applicant resided in the same Neighborhood as applicant now
    believes about Twelve months in the fall season of the year he
    was called into the service of the United States again draft, &
    entered the Service under the following named officers, to
    Captain JOHN LOONEY, had no ensign nor Lieutenant, but
    applicant was again appointed orderly sergeant. They was
    ordered by their Colonel DAVID LOONEY to Blackamore Station on
    Clinch River. They were stationed at said Station three months
    the whole of which time applicant served as sergeant, and bore
    arms, and guarded the Indians off of the frontiers, had no
    battle nor engagement with the Indians. He was honorably
    discharged by his said Captain JOHN LOONEY, but said discharge
    was long since burnt when his first said discharge was burnt.
    He continued to reside on the Holston River some short
    time When he was called on to go fight the Indians at the Longe
    Island on the Holston River. Applicant was at the battle
    aforesaid at the Long Island. Said battle commenced in the
    morning about two o'clock. Battle lasted about one half hour.
    They defeated the Indians. Killed twelve Indians dead upon the
    ground. The whites had four men wounded. Applicant was then
    drafted to go a campaign against the Indians and entered the
    service of the United States under the following named officers
    to wit: Capt. GILBERT CHRISTY Ensign & Lieutenant & Majors name
    cannot now be recollected, from causes above stated. Colonel
    WILLIAM CHRISTY from Virginia was Chief commander of said
    campaign. They rendevoused at the Long Isle and their force
    was about fifteen hundred in number.
    It was in the fall of this year they then marched down
    the Holston River cross French Broads Pidgeon River & Little
    River & Little Tennessee, and when they got to the Indian Town
    on the Tennessee the Indians had fled & left the Town, they
    carried their provisions on pack horses. They was discharged
    by Captain Companys from the Indian Town. Applicant received a
    discharge from his said Captain Christy, which discharge was
    burnt at the time applicant's other discharges was burnt.
    Applicant served three months in the above campaign & was that
    of a private.
    Applicant was at home about two years after the service
    of the last aforesaid campaign, when he was again drafted as a
    horse man and entered the service of the United States under
    the following named officers, to Wit: Captain WALLACE whose
    Christian name can't now be recollected by applicant. Major's
    name can't now recollect from the above cause. These officers
    was strangers to applicant before applicant served under them.
    Colonel ISAAC SHELBY & also Colonel BLEADSOW marched to & ____
    ____ at JOHN PHAGANS on the Holston River then marched across
    the mountains & through North Carolina by Charlotte and then
    into the State of South Carolina through Campden which had been
    burnt by the Brittish and then to the Santee River crossed the
    River applicant does not know the name of the ferry but it was
    near where General Marion was on campaign in about a mile of
    the River near a large swamp. They there found GENERAL MARION.
    General Marion then marched them down toWards Charleston and at
    a place Monks Corner, and Charleston at a large house. General
    Marion took sixty six Brittish prisoners. They then marched
    back to General Marion's encampment near the large swamp
    aforesaid on the south side of the Santee River, where
    applicant was honorably discharged by his Colonel Shelby.
    Applicant served three months as a private horse man in the
    last aforesaid campaign his last aforesaid discharge was burnt
    in his house at the time his other discharges was burnt.
    From old age and consequent loss of memory as above
    stated, applicant cannot give any other accounts of the period
    of the War than those already Given by a narration of his
    absolute service. Applicant was acquainted with the following
    officers, to wit: Captain John Anderson, Captain John Looney,
    Colonel David Looney, Colonel William Christy, Captain Christy,
    Colonel Isaac Shelby, Colonel Bledsoe, General Marion.
    Applicant has lived ever since the Revolutionary War in has
    lived in the States of Kentucky and Tennessee and now reside in
    Anderson County, Tennessee. Applicant has no dockument or
    evidence of his service & knows of no person whose personal
    attendance he can procure by which he can prove his absolute
    service but ELIJAH CROSS of the county of Sullivan served with
    applicant in the time of the War against the Indians a Mockison
    Gap. Applicant is further known to the following persons &
    citizens in his Neighbourhood who can testify as to his
    character for veracity and their belief of his service as as a
    soldier of the Revolution. To Wit: GEOGE W. HOSKINS, WILLIAM
    McKANEY, SAMUEL YOUNG, SAMUL DUNN, JOSEPH PARKS, ROBERT
    PATTERSON, MATHEW PATTERSON. There is no Clergyman now
    residing in the neighbourhood of applicant. ELIJAH CROSS who
    knows of a part of applicant's absolute service is two aged and
    inform to obtain the personal attendance.
    At the making of this Declaration applicant hereby
    relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity Except the
    present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll
    of the agency of any state.
    Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid
    JOSEPH M. ASHURST WILLIAM (X) PATTERSON
    Justice of the Peace
    We ROBERT PATTERSON & MATHEW PATTERSON and residing in
    the same neighbourhood of the said WILLIAM PATTERSON hereby
    certify that we are well acquainted with the said WILLIAM
    PATTERSON who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration
    that we believe him to be Eighty years of age, that he is
    reputed and believed in the neighbourhood Where he resides to
    have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in
    that opinion.
    ROBERT (X) PATTERSON
    MATHEW (X) PATTERSON
    Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid
    JOSEPH M. ASHURST
    Justice of the Peace
    NOTE: Not every paper in the Pension file copied, but "a
    Statement of the Military History of William Patterson, a
    soldier of the Revolutionary War" adds:
    "Remarks: He died in 1841, Anderson Co., Tennessee. He mar. when he
    was 25 yrs old, NANCY ENGLISH who died before soldier did. A
    son, ROBERT E. was 74 yrs old in 1852. No other family data.
    "The above noted and Wm. Patterson SF.35545 are the only
    soldiers of the name, of VA, found in the Rev War pen. Records."
    Robert & Elizabeth's son, William served four tours of duty during the American Revolution-among the battles he fought was the Long Island battle in the Holston river area in Tennessee and the battle at Kings Mtn. N. C. later joining General Frances "swamp fox" marion's men near the Santee river S.C. marching towards Charleston and at a place called Monks crossing-at a large house took ninety-six British prisoners.
    Among the earliest of the New River settlers was William Patterson.
    William and his father Robert Patterson moved from Augusta County Virginia to
    Hawkin County Tennessee beetween 1770 1nd 1775. There William married Nancy
    English at age 25 (1778). He moved to Anderson County in 1802. At that time
    he was dealing in land. There is a deed on record which conveyed 150 acres of
    Poplar Creek from William Mankin to William Patterson in 1802 which William
    Patterson sold to William McKamey two years later.

    ABSTRACTS
    Deed Book A-l
    ANDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
    Page 2J.
    23 April 1802. WILLIAM MANKIN of Anderson Co. to WILLIAM PATTARSON of Anderson Co., for $800, 150 acres in Anderson Co., Powels Valley, waters of Poplar Creek, crossing the creek. 13 Oct. 1802.
    Wit: _______ RITTER WILLIAM MANKIN
    J.D. PUCKITT
    page 79.
    10 Dec. 1804. WILLIAM PATTERSON to WILLIAM McKAMY of Anderson Co., for $60, 150 acres in Anderson Co., on Poplar Creek, crossing the creek. Reg. 23 Aug. 1805.
    Wit: STEPHEN HEARD WILLIAM PATTERSON
    WILLIAM B. McNUTT WILLIAM McKAMY
    page 98.
    6 Aug. 1804. J.D. PUCKETT of Anderson Co. to GEORGE HORSKINS of Anderson Co. , for $430, 150 acres in Anderson Co. on waters of Poplar Creek, in Powels Valley. Reg. 23 Aug. 1805.
    Wit: WILLIAM PATTERSON J.D. PUCKETT
    ROBERT PATTERSON
    page 225.
    12 Jan. 1815. ARTHUR CROZIER of Anderson Co. to WILLIAM PATTERSON, for $400, 100 acres in Anderson Co. on the waters of Poplar Creek, crossing a branch several times, granted to ARTHUR CROZIER by the State of Tennessee Patent No. 635, 27 Sept. 1809. Reg. Jan. , 1817.
    Wit: ROBERT (X) PATTERSON ARTHUR CROZIER
    JOHN (X) ASHURST
    page 291.
    9 Apr. 1822. WILLIAM PATTERSON, Sr. of Anderson Co. to WILLIAM PATTERSON, Jr., for $200, 53 acres in Anderson Co., on waters of Poplar Creek. Reg. 20 Apr. 1822.
    Wit: RICHARD OLIVER WILLIAM (X) PATTERSON
    ANDREW BREEDEN
    page 10,
    Oct. 1826. WILLIAM PATTERSON, Sr., to WILLIAM PATTERSON,
    Jr., for $500, 98 acres on Poplar Creek, beginning at the foot of the Pine Ridge, crossing a branch, on the side of Pine Ridge. Reg. 22 Feb. 1827.
    Wit: ROBERT McKAMY JOHN (X) ASHERST
    WILLIAM McKAMY

    William served four terms in the Revolutionary War. He fought in
    Tennessee against Indians and in North and South Carolina against the British.
    On discharge his rank was Sargeant.
    William and Nancy's oldest son was named Robert after his grandfather.
    Robert was born in Hawkins County Tennessee in 1777 and died at New River in
    1861. It is not known how many other children William had. It is suspected
    that Matthew was also a son. He signed a pension petition along with Robert
    Patterson who has been proven to be a son.
    - From Briceville, The Town that Coal Built
    by Marshall McGee and Gene White




    Father: Robert Patterson b: ABT 1730 in Augusta Co VA
    Mother: Elizabeth King b: ABT 1731 in Augusta Co. VA

    Marriage 1 Nancy English b: ABT 1756 in Augusta Co. VA
    • Married: ABT 1778 in Hawkins Co. Tennessee
    Children
    1. Has No Children William Patterson b: ABT 1775 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee
    2. Has Children Robert E Patterson b: 1777 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee
    3. Has Children John R Patterson b: 1786 in Tennessee
    4. Has No Children John W. Patterson b: 1795 in Tennessee
    5. Has No Children Millie Patterson b: 1797 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee
    6. Has Children Matthew Patterson b: 11 MAR 1798 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee
    7. Has Children English Patterson b: ABT 1800 in Anderson Co, Tennessee.
    8. Has Children Amelia Lonesome Patterson b: 29 MAY 1801 in Anderson Co, Tennessee

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