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Ancestors of Jean Melvin Joy

      112. Henry Patterson, born Bet. 1730 - 1735 in Ireland or Pennsylvania; died Oct 1781 in General Green's Camp, Orangeburg, SC. He married 113. Elizabeth 1755 in Pennsylvania.

      113. Elizabeth, born 1735 in County Armagh, Ireland; died 20 Jun 1815 in Iredell (Alexander) Co., NC.

Notes for Henry Patterson:
"Henry Patterson was the progenitor of some of the Pattersons now living in Alexander and Iredell Counties. The place and date of this birth is not known but he was probably born 1730-1735 in Pennsylvania or Ireland. Henry Patterson's wife was Elizabeth (?) and she was born in Armagh County, Ireland in 1735 and died in Iredell County, NC in 1815. The date of their marriage is believed to be about 1757 in Pennsylvania as the pension record of their oldest son, John Patterson, states he was born December 30, 1758 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The date of arrival of this family to North Carolina was probably around 1774. The Rowan County tax list in 1778 shows Henry Patterson and two land entries of 1778 for land grants on the South Yadkin River near Rocky Face Mountain revealing Henry Patterson was an early settler. His neighbors were Walter Sharpe and William Cowan. Henry Patterson is the only man found in the search of the Revolutionary War records who gave his life during the war from the present Alexander County. His home was in Rowan County at the time. A marker erected in the Carson Chapel Cemetery, near Taylorsville, NC to the memory of his father and mother by John Patterson, states Henry Patterson died in October, 1781 in General Green's Camp on the hills of the Santee, SC. It is not known if Henry Patterson died from wounds of battle or from fever, or why he was in Revolutionary War since he probably was 50 years old. The administrators of his estate, shown in Rowan County Court Minutes were John and Elizabeth Patterson, his wife and son.
The estate papers reveal Henry Patterson was an blacksmith and twenty-one pounds was due the estate for work not collected. Listed in the estate papers were 25 head of cattle, 12 sheep, 14 hogs, various tools, household furniture, etc. At the bottom of the estate paper was listed two cows, two calves, one chest, one spinning wheel, some dresser furniture and one bed in possession of Samuel Sloan. Samuel Sloan having this property would seem to indicate he was a son-in-law, but nothing has been found to connect Samuel Sloan to the Patterson family. Samuel Sloan was on an 1800 Iredell County Tax list with 246 acres of land.
The children of Henry and Elizabeth Patterson were two sons, John and James. They took out the land grand in 1782 on Henry Patterson's 350 acre entry of 1778. The daughters are not known except Ellie. She married Robert Carson in Rowan County on December 20, 1782 and the bondsmen were Robert Carson and James Patterson.
Elizabeth Patterson the widow of Henry Patterson married Robert Carson, Sr. on November 25, 1785. The bondsman was Robert Templeton." [by W. N. Watt, using family history, pension records, tax lists, and marriage bond records as sources, and published in "The Heritage of Alexander County, North Carolina - Volume 1, 1986", published by the Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem, NC]

Researcher Deborah Patterson gives Henry Patterson's year of birth as 1731.

Note: Rocky Face Mountain is located about 5 miles northeast of Taylorsville; about 8 miles north north west of Stony Point; and 4 miles west of Love Valley.

More About Henry Patterson:
Burial: Unknown, General Green's Cemetery, Orangeburg, SC
Military service: Revolutionary War - Continental Army
Occupation: Blacksmith

  Notes for Elizabeth:
After Henry's death, Elizabeth married Robert Carson, Sr. on 25 November, 1785. He was the father-in-law to her daughter. In 1794, Elizabeth and Robert may have had a son, Robert, Jr., who later became a shoemaker. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4900, Date of Import: Aug 8, 1996]

More About Elizabeth:
Burial: Unknown, Carson Chapel Methodist Church, Alexander Co., NC

More About Henry Patterson and Elizabeth:
Marriage: 1755, Pennsylvania
Children of Henry Patterson and Elizabeth are:
  i.   Anne Patterson, born 1756 in Pennsylvania; died Unknown; married Samuel Wilson 1782489; died Unknown.
  More About Samuel Wilson and Anne Patterson:
Marriage: 1782489

  56 ii.   John Patterson, born 30 Dec 1758 in Lancaster Co., PA; died 31 Dec 1837 in Iredell (Alexander) Co., NC; married Anna T. Thompson 20 Mar 1787 in Iredell Co., NC.
  iii.   James Patterson, born 1761 in Pennsylvania; died 02 Jun 1839 in Alexander Co., NC489; married Elizabeth McClain Abt. 1783 in Rowan County, NC; died Unknown.
  Notes for James Patterson:
James served in the Revolutionary War. His widow applied for a pension, but was denied because she couldn't remember his commanding officers or James' dates to tours. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4900, Date of Import: Aug 8, 1996]

"There is a tradition handed down by Mr. Gates Linney, a close friend to the Patterson family, that a Patterson was plowing his corn field late one afternoon near Hawkin's Branch when a recruiter from George Washington's Army came by recruiting "Mountain Men" from North Carolina and Tennessee to go help fight the battle of King's Mountain. Upon asking James, he replied, "I ain't got no bullets." He was told that they were going to mound bullets that night at High Shoals. With this, James hollered, 'Ma, bring me my rifle and my saddle,' left his plow and harness in the field and went to war." [by Frank C. Patterson, using family history, family Bibles, cemetery markers and courthouse records as sources, and published in "The Heritage of Alexander County, North Carolina - Volume 1, 1986", published by the Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem, NC]

James probably had other children who are not found in available records, as the census records for various decades list a James Patterson with what would appear to be several children in the household. There is a tradition that James had a son who died as a result of a fall while building himself a house.

  More About James Patterson and Elizabeth McClain:
Marriage: Abt. 1783, Rowan County, NC

  iv.   Ellie (Nancy?) Patterson, born 1764 in Pennsylvania; died Unknown; married Robert Carson, Jr. 20 Dec 1782 in Rowan County, NC; died Unknown.
  More About Robert Carson and Ellie Patterson:
Marriage: 20 Dec 1782, Rowan County, NC

      114. John Thompson, died Unknown in North Carolina.

Notes for John Thompson:
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4900, Date of Import: Aug 8, 1996]
John Thompson lived in Pennsylvania before settling in North Carolina between 1770-1776. In NC, he settled on the South Yadkin River. He appears in Rowan County tax records in 1778 and purchased property and received land grants in the 1790's. On 5 Dec 1782, he bought 100 acres on the South Yadkin, and on 13 Aug 1778, he filed 100 acres adjoining land owned by William Lackey.
Children of John Thompson are:
  i.   George(?) Thompson, died Unknown.
  57 ii.   Anna T. Thompson, born 30 Jun 1768 in York Co., PA; died 02 Oct 1853 in Alexander Co., NC; married John Patterson 20 Mar 1787 in Iredell Co., NC.
  iii.   Captain James Thompson, born 06 Aug 1776 in Pennsylvania; died 26 Oct 1850 in Alexander Co., NC; married Martha Lackey; born Abt. 1785 in North Carolina490; died Aft. 1860.
  Notes for Captain James Thompson:
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4900, Date of Import: Aug 8, 1996]
James Thompson moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina as a baby. He was a charter member of Mt. Moriah Mason Lodge. By trade, he was a surveyor. He made several wise land investments and by the 1790's was considered quite rich.
James served in the War of 1812, attaining the rank of captain. In 1834, he deeded five acres of land to the Salem Presbyterian Church, which became the Hiddenite Cemetery.

  More About Captain James Thompson:
1850 Federal Census: Alexander Co., #509. Property value $600.
Burial: Unknown, Lackey & Thompson Cemetery, Hiddenite, Alexander, NC
Occupation: Surveyor and farmer

  More About Martha Lackey:
1850 Federal Census: Alexander Co., #509
1860 Federal Census: Taylorsville PO, Alexander Co., NC, p 135, #389/389, age 75
Property Value: 1860, Real $200, personal $3575

      116. Alexander Matheson, born 1741 in Fodderty Parish, Easter Ross, Scotland491; died Abt. 1818 in Iredell Co., NC. He was the son of 232. Charles Matheson and 233. Christian McKenzie. He married 117. Mary Miller.

      117. Mary Miller492, born 12 Jun 1743 in Dingwall Parish, Scotland493; died Aft. 1818. She was the daughter of 234. Alexander Miller.

Notes for Alexander Matheson:
Will mentions wife, Mary. 1/3 of plantation "then to" to son Elisha. Sons Elisha, Francis, John. Daughter Christina. Son-in-law James White.

More About Alexander Matheson:
Christening: 14 Dec 1741, Fodderty, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland 494
Will Probated: 1818, Iredell Co., NC Will Book II, page 4495
Children of Alexander Matheson and Mary Miller are:
  58 i.   Donald Matheson, born 1765 in Fodderty Parish, Easter Ross, Scotland; died Aft. 1850.
  ii.   Elisha Matheson, born 1770 in Fodderty Parish, Easter Ross, Scotland496,497; died Unknown.
  iii.   Christian Matheson, born Abt. 1774 in Iredell Co., NC497; died Unknown.
  iv.   John Matheson, born Abt. 1776 in Iredell Co., NC497; died Unknown; married Barbara McKenzie; died Unknown.
  v.   Francis Matheson, born Abt. 1778 in Iredell Co., NC498,499; died Unknown.
  More About Francis Matheson:
1860 Federal Census: Elk Shoal PO, Alexander Co., NC - 203 - emumerated with George and Jane McIntosh

      120. William Donovan Clary, born 1720 in Baltimore Co., MD500; died Unknown in Maryland or Rowan Co., NC500. He was the son of 240. John Clary, Jr. and 241. Elizabeth Haly.

Notes for William Donovan Clary:
"William Donovan Clary, son of John Clary, Jr. and Elizabeth Haly Clary, was born in 1720 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He died either in Maryland or Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the father of four children: John Clary, Daniel Clary, James Clary, Ann Clary." [Written by James H. Sharpe, Jr. of Hiddenite, NC. His sources were family members, census records and the book "Clary Genealogy: Four Early American Lines and Related Families," researched and written by Ralph Shearer Rowland & Star Wilson Rowland.]
Children of William Donovan Clary are:
  i.   Ann Clary, born 1744 in Maryland501; died Unknown; married Jesse Griffith; died Unknown.
  ii.   John Clary, born 1748 in Maryland501; died 24 Feb 1805 in Rowan Co., NC502,503; married Mary Wood; died Unknown.
  60 iii.   Daniel Clary, born Abt. 1750 in Maryland; died 05 Aug 1795 in Rowan Co., NC; married (1) <Unnamed> 1766 in Maryland; married (2) Sarah Combs Nesbit 06 Nov 1786 in Rowan Co., NC.
  iv.   Ashford Dowden Clary504, born 1752 in Maryland504; died 1800504; married (1) Rachel Crawford; died Unknown; married (2) Martha Ridgely; died Unknown.
  v.   James Clary, born 1753504; died 1835504

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