In March, 1859 a deed was filed on land creating
Patrick Cemetery a few miles north
of Moscow. In 1976 the Polk County Historical Survey Committee visited the cemetery
area and found the graves were unmarked, but were once covered with bricks made by
slaves who also erected a brick fence around the cemetery. It appeared there were only a
few graves there. Today, this area is in dense woods owned by a paper company.
In reviewing information found in courthouse records I feel the following
members were probably buried there:
Patrick, Isham Tyler, born: 1811 S.C. died:
Sept. 18, 1858,
son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Clark Fitzpatrick.
Patrick, Jane J., born: 1814 S.C. died: ca. 1860,
wife of I. T. Patrick. Married in 1834 in S.C.
Patrick, Melissa, born: 1835 Miss. died: prior to 1860,
daughter of I.T. & J.J. Patrick
Patrick, David, born: 1850 died: prior to 1860,
son of I.T. & J.J.Patrick
All of the other Patrick children moved after the
Civil War to San Jacinto County where
they continued the ferry service and are buried in the Oakwood Methodist Cemetery in that
county. They were Ann Eliza Patrick who married David L. Jagers; James Nathan Patrick
who married Josephine McClanahan and Virginia E. McClanahan; John N. Patrick who
married Amanda C. Manry; Ed. M. Patrick who married Eva Whitfield and Isham T.
Patrick, Jr. who married Amelia H. Jones.