Patton, Matthew, Sr.

MATTHEW PATTON SR. (1738-1824)
(of Cumberland Co., PA; Mecklenburg and Buncombe Cos, NC and Jefferson County, IN
(submitted with our thanks by Mrs. Jerry Ann Stout, 1739 N. Kessler, Wichita, KS 67203)
MATTHEW PATTON, SR. (1738-1824) was the son of Matthew and Elizabeth (..) Patton of Peters Township, Cumberland County, PA. (now Franklin Co. PA) [so he was actually a “Jr.”, although known in Buncombe County, N.C. as “Sr.”.]He married Jane/Jean HOUSTON (1740-1833), and they had seven children. They moved into North Carolina, first in probably Mecklenburg County, where children were born, and then on into Buncombe County, N.C. before moving to Jefferson County, Indiana. They are buried in the Underwood Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. Their children:

1. JAMES PATTON, b. 19 July 1762; d. unmarried 18 March 1831, age 61 years. Buried with his parents in Underwood Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Indiana.
2. AARON PATTON, b. c1761; d. 1826 Buncombe County, N.C.; married Magdaline Cunningham, d/o Humphrey and Rhoda (Summerville) Cunningham. Is buried with wife in the Patton Cemetery, Swannanoa, Buncombe Co., N.C.
3. MARY PATTON, b. 28 June 1767; d. after 1834. Married William Long.
[Information obtained from a deed to Robert REA of Jefferson Co. IN from Mary Long of Christian County, Kentucky and sister & brother-in-law John and Elizabeth Patton of Logan Co., KY.]
4. AGNES PATTON “Nancy”, b. 7 November 1763; d. 28 Dec. 1854 Jefferson Co., IN. Buried in Underwood Cemetery, Madison, IN. Married Robert Rea, son of Robert and Martha (..) Pea.
5. MATTHEW PATTON, Jr., born 26 Jan. 1768/69, probably in Mecklenburg County, N.C.; d. ca 1806 (per estate settlement) Buncombe Co., N.C. Married on or before 1790 to Mary McCulloch (Burke Co. NC. 1790 census); she was born between 1765-1775 in Mecklenburg Co., N.C. and died bet. 1821-1823 at Jefferson County, Indiana. She was a dau. of John MeCulloch/McCullough and wife Catherine/Katherine (..) of Mecklenburgh Co., NC. John McCulloch’s will dated 15 Apr 1823 and proved 1824, Mecklenburg Co., NC says :my daughter Mary Patton’s children”… Mary Patton was listed on the, 1820 CENSUS OF JEFFERSON Co., IN so she of died bet. the 1820 census and the date of her father’s will in 1823. In 1818 Mary Patton, widow of Matthew Patton Jr., sold her land (land of her husband) to Samuel Davidson of Buncombe County, N.C. Mentioned in this deed are Matthew H., Hezekiah E., and John M. (sons) and guardian Silas Rea for the minor heirs. (See family of Matthew Patton Jr., below).
6. ELIZABETH PATTON, born 14 December 1771, NC; living in 1850 in Logan County, Kentucky, with her son Andrew Jackson patton. Married JOHN PATTON son of John and Sarah “Sally” Patton of Williamson and Davidson Counties, Tenn. IRis mother died in Logan Co., Kentucky after having married a Mr. ORR in Tennessee.] John Patron’s will in Logan Co., KY, was dated 13 Feb. 1845 and proved 24 August 1846 at Russellville, Logan Co. KY. Had issue, at least:

Andrew Jackson Patton who married Malinda Williams
Cynthia Patton who married George H. Blanchard
Mary W. Patton who married Henry H. Blanchard
Agnes Patton, wife of Thomas Gordon
and probably John Patton Jr.

7. OUGHTRY HOUSTON PATTON, b. 17 Oct. 1772 (tombstone says 17 Oct. 1771), N.C. Died 9 July 1862 in La Porte, La Porte Co., Indiana where he was buried in the Patton Cemetery there with his wife Elizabeth (..). She was born 30 June 1774; d. 25 Oct. 1848. Houston lived with his son Davidson Patton in La Porte County, Indiana in his later years.
A few of their children are not proven but are probable:

James C. Patton, married Mary Hubbard.
Houston Patton, Jr. married Esther Israel
Jane Patton married Orlean Spafford
Aaron Patton married Mary Ann/Anna Hall
Davidson Patton married (1) Abinade Clarkson; (2) Harriet Knapp; (3) Eliza Gregory,
Rhoda Patton married Isaac Pancake
Mary Patton married Norman Bryan
Elizabeth Patton married Andrew Knight
Martha C. Patton married Elias C. Thomas
Isabella married James Looker
and probably these two:
John Patton married Lodiska Reynolds
Margaret Patton married Thomas Trousdale.

Next Generation (in line of Mrs. Stout)
MATTHEW PATTON, Jr. and wife Mary McCulloch had the following children, not all of whom can be proven because the “minor heirs” were not named in his estate and the deed of 1818, but by census, process of elimination, letters sent from his son John M. Patton to Franklin County, Alabama and Buncombe County, N.C. and from a history of Franklin County, Alabama.
1. JOHN McCULLOUGH PATTON, b. ca 1790-94, Buncombe County, N.C.; died 1826 sometime after Feb. 1826 when his last letter was written by him. His estate was settled in Jefferson County, Indiana.
He was a soldier in the War of 1812 from Buncombe County, N.C. Married after 1810 in Buncombe County, NC to Sarah Craig who died after 1830 in Jefferson County, Indiana, a daughter of John Craig Sr. and Wife Hannah Davis of Buncombe County, NC. His brother, Hezekiah E. Patton was administrator of his estate.

Elizabeth C. Patton, married Macklin Copeland.
Hiley Jane Patton, died young.
James McCullough Patton married (1) Anna Lindley (divorced). (2) Josephine Stannus
Mary Ann Patton, married William Copeland.
Sarah Emily Patton.

2. MATTHEW HOUSTON PATTON, b. 19 Dec. 1793, Buncombe Co., N.C.; died 8 November 1853 in Jefferson Co., IN. Married Margaret Houston Rea (his 1st cousin), d/o Robert and Agnes (Patton) Rea.

Mary Louisa Patton, married Hiram Henry
Robert Rea Patton, married Mary Weston
Matthew Lewis Patton
Martha Jane Patton, married H. Heaberlin
John McCullough Patton married Susan Caroline Adams
Right Houston Patton married Elizabeth Henry Calloway
Silas Elliott Patton married Elizabeth Lindley
James Matthewson Patton
Elizabeth Ann Patton married John Lindley.

3. HEZEKIAH E. PATTON, b. 23 July 1796 Buncombe Co., N.C.; died 16 July 1856 in Jefferson County, IN; buried in Craig Cemetery. Was a soldier in the War of 1812 from Buncombe County, N.C. Married (1) Ann Wilson, b. 1791, d. 17 Sept. 1846, with burial in the Baxter Graveyard, Monroe Twp., Jefferson
Co., IN. Married (2) Mary W. Steel/Steele, b. 20 Nov. 1800 – d. 19 November 1876, d/o Hugh Steele.
Known children:

Mary Jane Patton, married Ahimens Chambers
Susan Patton.
Major John N. Patton, married Elizabeth/Eliza M. Woodfill.

4. DAUGHTER, born between 1791-1800, Buncombe Co., NC; no information.
5. JAMES M. PATTON who married Mary Lane in Jefferson Co., IN. This James M. and the James C. listed as son of Houston Patton could be reversed, as they are in the same age group and lived in the same area of Jefferson County, Indiana.
6. AARON ROBINSON PATTON, b. 1804, Buncombe County, N.C.; died after. 1870 but before 1880 in Franklin Co., Alabama. There is no tombstone, but he was buried with his wife in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Waco, Franklin Co., AL. Aaron R. Patton went from Jefferson Co., Indiana, to Franklin Co., Alabama, to Join his two uncles there, Elijah and Isaac McCullough. There he married (about 1833) to Sarah/Sara Knox McGill, b. 1817 possibly in Giles County, Tennessee, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (McGuire) McGill. Sarah died in Franklin County, AL. in 1897.Sources:
Census Records of AL, N.C. TN. KY, & IN.
Burial Records of Jefferson Co. IN.; Franklin Co. AL; LaPorte Co., IN and Logan Co., KY.
Deeds from Buncombe Co., NC, Franklin Co. AL, Logan Co. KY.
Wills: John Patton of Logan Co., KY; Matthew Patton of Cumberland Co., PA. John McCullough of Mecklenburg Co., N.C.
Family Records of the Rea Family; the Stout Family, the McCulloch Family of N.C. & Alabama; of Matthew Patton Sr. of Jefferson County, Indiana.
Copies of letters of John M. Patton of Jefferson County, Indiana.
Marriage Records of Jefferson Co., IN; Franklin and Colbert Cos, AL; La Porte Co., Indiana, and Logan Co., Kentucky.
James (..) Distinguished Men, Women & Families of Franklin Co., AL, 1930. Articles referencing the Daniel Morgan and Aaron Robinson Patton Family.
Pension Records of Patton brothers of Franklin CO. AL. (Civil War).
[Ed. note: It is felt that this much helps to add substantially to early Patton records of Buncombe County. The material submitted continues with the children of Aaron Robinson Patton and on through the children of his son James, which information is filed in our Patton Family Vertical File at OBCGS. Request pages 2,3, and 4 of Mrs. Stout’s article dated June 25, 1990. ]

A LOT OF BUNKUM Vol. XI, #8 September 1990, Page 90-93; Page 90-94 September 1990 Vol. XI, #9

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