Name: Isaiah Jones
SOURCE: Nancy Jane Rial Jacob, Equis1944@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 1999 4:21 PM
To: Wheat, Marc
Subject: Descendants of Benjamin Patterson and Jane M. Jones
First let me apologize for taking so long to get this information to you. I am a laboratory technician, and I work long hours.
My sister and I have been exploring our family history off and on for many years. Most of what we did was before home computers were in use, and the information super hi way didn't exist. We gathered our information by going through microfilm of census records, reading obituaries, sending for birth, death, and military records, visiting cemeteries, reading countless books, and, of course, talking with family members. Speaking with our family was, perhaps, the most enlightening. Our family was close nit with many gatherings, and family history was a frequent topic among our aunts and cousins for as far back as I can remember. On this particular line of my father's family, births occurred at 38 to 40 year intervals with only one occurring at 30 years. So, there aren't as many generations between me and Benjamin Patterson as you might imagine. Benjamin Patterson and Jane M. Jones were the actual grandparents of my grandfather, James Patterson Rial. Jane Eliza (Jenny to her family) Patterson and Simon Samuel Rial were the actual parents of my grandfather and grandparents of my father and his sisters. Stories of the exploits of the "Patterson brothers"--sons of Mary Boone Patterson--were told at family gatherings whenI was just a child.
I will list the people, places, and dates as we have them. Please note the occurrence of the name Jane, which has come down from Jane M. Jones.
There is another cousin, that I will not list here, who is named Jane.
I hope you will include the descendants of Benjamin Patterson and Jane M. Jones on your web site. How would we need to present this information for you to include it?
BENJAMIN PATTERSON was born in 1800 in Painted Post, New York (now Erwin). He died on 4 June 1874 of apoplexy in Addison, New York at the home of his daughter Jane.
He married JANE M. JONES. She was born 3 August, 1802 in Tioga, New York. She died 5 January, 1867 in New York.
The children of BENJAMIN PATTERSON and JANE M. JONES were:
Robert Patterson--born July 1824--Lindley, New York.
Cretice Patterson--born 1831--Lindley, NY
James Patterson--born 1832--Lindley, New York
Grace Adelaide Patterson--who married John L. Sexton, Jr.
Rachel Harriet Patterson--born 1834--Lindley, NY--married Charles Ernest Evans
Susannah T. Patterson--married Thomas Paxton
Samuel R. Patterson--born 1837
JANE ELIZA (Arabella) PATTERSON--born June, 1838 in Lindley New York
Jane first married, John Edmund Evans on 8 October, 1865. Their childr
Mary Evans--born 1860--went to Cornell University.
John A. Evans-- born 1862 Lindley, NY died Kansas City, MO According to family stories, these girls rode horses in President Polk's inaugural parade. There is possibly a family connection.
John Evans died 27 May 1862 of an illness in Erwin, NY, and JANE then married SIMON SAMUEL RIAL--on 17 Feb. 1868 in Lindley, NY.
Their children were:
JAMES PATTERSON RIAL--born 29 November, 1868--Lindley New York. He died 30 October, 1957--Kansas City, Mo.
Toutant Beauregard Rial--born 1875 in Addison, NY died 1897
JANE ELIZA PATTERSON RIAL died in 12 September of 1910 in Kansas City, Mo.
She is buried in Union Cemetery in K.C. It is a National historical cemetery.
JAMES PATTERSON RIAL married ELLA MAUD BIERLEY 19 May, 1897 in Kansas City,
Mo. There children were:
Ella Amanda Rial--born 6 Feb. 1898--in Kansas City(Jackson), Mo.--died--18 Nov. 1977 Kansas City Kansas -- Married Leroy Robert Dutcher in Kansas City MO at her family home Edna Jane Rial--born 31 Dec. 1902 --In Kansas City, Mo.--died 13 Jan 1999 Shawnee Mission, Kansas - Married George Klauder Bailey Merriam Caroline Rial--born 25 Jan 1900 --In Kansas City(Wyandotte)KS.--died 1983 Kansas City, MO-- Married Jerre Franklin Hersh, Sr..
JAMES BIERLEY RIAL--born 23 August, 1905--Kansas City, Mo.--died 12
December, 1965. Married FLORENCE IRENE OLSEN 14 Aug. 1937 Kansas City(Wyandotte) KS
Harriet Elizabeth Rial--born--19 Jan 1908--in Kansas City, Mo. Died 30 Dec.
1971 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas--Married Harlan Barton Sturgis 17 Mar 1928
in Olathe(Johnson) KS
The children of JAMES BIERLEY RIAL and FLORENCE IRENE OLSEN are:
FLORENCE MARIE RIAL--born 16 April, 1939--Olathe, Kansas--Married Thomas
Edward Haskett on 5 Aug. 1961 in Mission KS. They had four children:
DWAYNE EDWARD HASKETT--born 27 Apr. 1962
SALLY MARIE HASKETT--born 3 Apr. 1964
BRENDA JEAN HASKETT--born 24 July 1965
JAMES BERTON HASKETT--born 10 Dec. 1969
NANCY JANE RIAL--born 17 October, 1944 --Kansas City, Mo. Married David
Francis Helman in 1964.
They had three children:
KATHERINE IRENE HELMAN--born 1 April, 1965
JAMES GORDON HELMAN--born 17 March, 1967
REBEKAH SUE HELMAN--born 20 September, 1974
David and Nancy were divorced in 1978, and Nancy remarried John Carl Jacob, Jr. in 1978. No children were born to this union.
The Bibliography below covers this entire line of our family history, and includes information back past Benjamin and Jane M.
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography xxi(1897) 112-116
Descendants of George and Mary Boone who came to America in 1717, by H.
Descendants of Isreal Boone, by Alice Boone, 929 273 B644d-G. Soc.
The following census records:
Painted Post, New York--1820--Painted Post became Erwin
Erwin, New York--1850--1860--1880
Addison, New York--1860--1870--1875
Lindley, New York--1840--1855--1865--1870
Some of these census records were National, and some were state.
Steuben County Historical Society researcher, James Hope
Daniel Boone, by R. Thwaite
Master of the Wilderness, by J. Bakeless
Elmira Gazette, 4 June, 1874
History of Steuben County, by Sexton
Corning and Vicinity--1789-1922, by Mulford reprint
Historical Gazeteer--Steuben County, New York--edited by Millard
This is not an exhaustive list of our sources, but I was trying to get back to you in a timely fashion. We also have a drawing of Robert Patterson--the son of Mary Boone. Do you have such a picture? I hope I
will be hearing from you soon.
Nancy Jane Rial Jacob