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George Washington Patterson and Rebecca Elizabeth Young Girls
The children in the picture above are Addye and sitting left to right Mary Frances and Minnie Crawford.
George Washington Patterson son of George Patterson and Susan Garren with his three daughters. He was born 06 Feb 1845 in Monroe County, Tennessee and died 18 Nov 1918 in Lane Prairie, Johnson County, Texas. He married Rebecca Elizabeth Young daughter of Joseph Alexander Young and Mary Ann "Polly" Vaughn 02 Jun 1869 in Blount County, Tennessee. George Washington Patterson and Rebecca Elizabeth Young came from Monroe County, Tennessee to Johnson County, Texas after the Civil War. He was a sergeant in B Company, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, Vaughn Cavalry Brigade, Confederate Army. General John Crawford Vaughn, the commanding officer of the 3rd Tennessee Volunteers was his uncle on his mothers side of the family. His brother-in-law Robert Ralston Young was also a member of this outfit. They settled outside Fort Worth, Texas in Johnson County where he purchased land and began farming in the Lane Prairie community area. The family stories are that he built the first cotton gins in the area. The Cleburne newspaper dated 10 December 1898 stated that "G.W. Patterson has bought the gin site recently vacated by Duckworth and is perparing to erect gin and mill". Several members of the family appear to have moved from Monroe County, Tennessee to Johnson County around 1870. It is known that 6 of the children of his brother James Madison Patterson settled in the Johnson County area. They were Cornealius, Francis Marion, John Wesley, Addie, Jefferson E., George W.. Rebecca Elizabeth Youngs parents Joseph Alexander Young and Mary Ann Vaughn along with most of their children also moved to Johnson County, Texas around the same time. George, his wife Rebecca Elizabeth Young, and two daughters Minnie Crawford Patterson McKee and Zella M. Patterson are buried in the Lane Prairie Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas.

George Washington Patterson married Manda Dora Doak after the death of Rebecca Elizabeth Young in 1894. She had a son, Auburn B. Tulley, from a previous marriage to P.R. Tulley. George and Manda had a daughter, Zella M., that died at 13 months of age. It is believed that Manda Dora Doak was the daughter of the founder of Trinity College in Texas and the first president of Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee. It is not clear whether her father was Samuel Doak or his brother Robert E. Doak.

George bought 55 acres of land on 18 March 1876 from H.A & S. Lockett, Administrators of E. & N. Nunn. Original was P. Golden. See Deed Book O, page 427.

G.W. Patterson etal bought 200 acres from C.Y. Kouns Atty. for E.W. Cheatham on 27 November 1880. Original was C. Chaney. See Deed Book V, page 113-115.

G.W. Patterson bought 58 acres from W.B. McPherson on 1 December 1882. Original was P. Golden. See Deed Book 25, page357