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Southwest Virginians


The Roseberry-Sutton; Keister-Foster and Howell-Burnop Families

Of Carroll, Montgomery, Pulaski and Floyd Counties, VA



Notes for John PATTON,

From Ireland to America with brother Col. James Patton and sister Elizabeth. The forced exile of John Lewis, Henry Patton's brother-in-law, was probably major reason for Patton immigration to America.
Captain of Company of foot soldiers
John Patton migrated from Ireland in the early 1730's and later moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which later became Pendleton County, West Virginia. He was probably induced to come to America by his uncle, John Lewis,
who came to Philadelphia in 1729. He met up with his uncle in Philadelphia and later moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where he purchased two parcels of land, the first purchase being made on March 23, 1736 and consisted
of 200 acres. He acquired 200 additional acres in April, 1744. William, James, Robert and Hugh also had land here. John later moved to Augusta County, Virginia, finally settling in that part of the county which later became
Pendleton County, West Virginia. He purchased several tracts of land there known as "The Buffalo Meadows", near the present town of Franklin where he erected his house on the banks of the south fork of the south branch of the
Potomac River. There he built the first mill in that part of the country. Fort Seybert was later erected on the hill 100 yards above this site. The land is described as "sictuate, lying and being on the southernmmost ford of
the south branch of the Pottowmack, in August Co., VA, being part of a tract of land containing 2643 acres granted to the said Robert Green by Patents bearing the date of the 11th day of January MDCCLVI of this tract described,
the following purchases were recorded as being made by John Patton Sr. On 21 May 1755 John Patton Jr. sold his 210 acres to Jacob Seytbert of Fredrickstown, MD. On 22 May 1755 John Patton Sr. sold his 453 acres to John
Dunckle. In 1758 Matthew Patton was the only one who owned land of the original purchase.

"Corners of Ancestry" quoted by W. S. Muir in "The Kentucky Register", Vol. 42, p 233, states that "John Patton, his brother Col. James Patton and his sister Elizabeth (Patton) Preston were all married and came to America from
Ireland. In his will he names wife Agnes, children William, James, Margaret, Isabel and Agnes. He stated his older children are already portioned off. Witnesses were William McClung, John Stevenson and Matthew Lyle. On
March 10th 1757 Agnes Patton, Matthew Lyle and Alexander Miller gave bond of three hundred pounds as executrix of John Patton.
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John Patton was married to Agnes Snodgrass, daughter of John Snodgrass, about 1740/41. They had the following children: Isabel Patton, born in 1755 in Augusta, VA. Agnes Patton was born in 1756 in Augusta, VA.

He was married to Sarah Rogers about 1725 in Ireland. Sarah Rogers died before 1754 in Augusta, VA. John Patton and Sarah Rogers had the following children: Capt. John Patton Jr., Matthew Patton, Samuel Patton, Benjamin
Patton, born about 1734 in Ireland. He died in 1802 in Concord, NC. James Patton, surveyor; Lydia Patton, William Patton, Margaret Patton, born about 1743 in Augusta, VA.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 27, Ed. 1, Tree #2183, Date of Import: Aug 12, 2000]

John's will states he had 8 kids by first wife and 2 dghts. by second wife.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 24, Ed. 1, Tree #0881, Date of Import: Sep 6, 2000]




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