James Patterson was born in Grayson County probably around1800-1820. He married Melissa________, also born in Grayson County may have been of Native American ancestry.
They had the following children and I think they were all born in Grayson County.
WILLIAM PATTERSON b. September 10, 1847
MARY PATTERSON b. August 27, 1851
MARGARET PATTERSON b. January 21, 1854
DENNY(DENNIS) PATTERSON b. June 1857
JOSEPH PATTERSON b. January 12, 1860
NANCY PATTERSON b. September 18
ARTIE PATTERSON b. September 12, 1865
JAMES DAVID PATTERSON b. February 12, 1869
CRECIE BELL b.March 16, 1873