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Posted: 920203200000
Classification: Query
John H Patton, born 10 Jan. 1801 in Butler County, Pa. Married Eliza Jane Dixon. Who were his Parents? 1800 census shows two Robert Pattons. Anyone have information on either of these Roberts? Did they have a son John? John moved to Trumbull County, Ohio, then to Lake County, Indiana. 16 children born to them. Robert,David,John,Seymour,William,James,Joseph, Thomas,Henry,Rebecca,Catherine,Jane,Joanna,Susanna,Ann,Johanna. Appreciate any help.


Posted: 1163965615000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1163967461000
Surnames: Patton, Dixon
Today is your lucky day. Yes, there is much documentation on the family of John H. Patton. It is located here:


As to the parents of John or his wife Eliza Jane (Dixon) Patton, the following might help:
Highly probable that Robert Patton shown on the 1800-1840 Butler County, PA census was his father. 1810 shows him having a child under 10 which I assume is John (age 9). In 1820 you'll find Robert Patton's family living next to John Dixon which is also valueable info on possible parents for Eliza.
There is only one Robert Patton AFTER 1800 Census, although I know what you are talking about with the 1800 one.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I descend from John H. Patton's daughter Rebecca. Seems like a strong coincidence that his mother's name was also Rebecca.



Posted: 1179320239000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Patton
Hello Fellow PATTON family researchers,

Today I received and posted all my PATTON family obituaries here below. They are all children or relatives of John H. Patton & Eliza Jane Dixon:

This includes, but is not limited to the following obits:

1. PATTEN, Seymour, 5-Jan-1906, STAR

2. PATTEN, James, 24-Nov-1905, STAR

3. PATTON, Anna Eliza Fulkerson, 1-Jun-1906, STAR

4. PATTON, David, 28-Aug-1903, STAR

5. PATTON, Joseph, 22-Jan-1926, STAR

6. PATTON, Joseph, 25-Aug-1922, STAR

7. PATTON, Joseph MRS, 12-Jul-1918, STAR

8. PATTON, Robert, 12-Apr-1907, STAR


10. PATTON, William, 24-Jun-1927, STAR

11. EVERT, Rebecca (PATTON), 19-Dec-1889, Crown Point Register

12. COLBY, Catherine (PATTON), 16-Aug-1912, Lake County Star

13. BORDERS, Johanna (PATTON), 9-Jan-1920, STAR

14. PATTON, Henry, 18-Jul-1878, Crown Point Register



Robert and Rebecca PATTON of Butler County PA

Posted: 1188217036000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Patton
Here's all the information on Robert and Rebecca PATTON of Butler County PA. You do notice that Robert did have a son named John PATTON. Enjoy....

History of Butler County Pennsylvania, 1895
Biographical Sketches, Chapter 72 (Pgs. 1035-1083)

Hypothesis: Perhaps Robert and Rebecca were parents of John H. Patton (b. 1801)?
ROBERT PATTON, with his wife Rebecca, came from Centre county, Pennsylvania, to Butler county, in 1798, and settled in what is now Concord township. He was a native of Donegal county, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his parents when nine years of age. The Pattons were among the first settlers of this township, and reared a family of twelve children, only two of whom survive, viz.: Sarah Ann, who married J. R. THOMPSON, and resides in Scioto county, Ohio, and David, of Concord township. Robert PATTON died upon his farm in August, 1842, aged seventy-two years. His wife died on December 12, 1864, aged eight-four years.
(NOTES: Robert Patton born about 1770 & died Aug 1842; Rebecca born about 1780 & died Dec 1864)
DAVID PATTON, son of Robert and Rebecca PATTON, was born in Concord township, Butler county, April 27, 1822, and grew to maturity upon the homestead farm. His advantages for obtaining an education were limited to a few months each year at a subscription school. Upon the death of his father he inherited the old homestead, where his entire life has been passed. Though formerly a Republican, he is now a Prohibitionist. He has held various township offices, and is a member of Concord Grange,
JAMES L. DIXON was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1818, and is a son of William DIXON, and a grandson of Thomas DIXON, who came from Ireland to Butler county, Pennsylvania, about 1800, and purchased 400 acres of land from the government, located in what is now Penn township. His father was a man of good education, and lived in Pittsburg for many years, returning to Butler county in 1819, and settling on a portion of the land purchased by Thomas DIXON. After coming to Butler county he taught school for many years, and filled the office of justice of the peace for a long period. William DIXON and wife were the parents of nine children, and spent their lives upon the homestead farm where the subject of this sketch now lives. James L. DIXON married Mary McCANDLESS, who died in 1876, at the age of fifty-four years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which denomination Mr. DIXON also belongs.
[p. 908]
WINFIELD SCOTT DIXON was born in Allegheny township, Butler county, April 17, 1853, son of James L. and Mary DIXON. He was reared upon a farm, and now owns the land entered by his great-grandfather. He married Annie L. BALPH, a daughter of Joseph BALPH, a farmer of this county, April 17, 1877. She was born August 12, 1854, and was a teacher in the public schools for several years. They are the parents of six children, viz.: George Clarence; Winfield Russell; Charles Warren; Homer Scott; Frank Calvin, and Paul Eugene. Mr. DIXON and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which organization he fills the office of trustee. Politically, he is a Republican, has held the offices of justice of the peace and school director for several years each, has filled nearly every local office in the township, and was census enumerator in 1890.

INDEX of Butler County Wills from DAR
Page 305

Robert Patton of Donegal Twp., Butler Co., Pa

Dated 18 August 1841 Filed 28 August 1844

Wife – Rebecca
Sons – John, William, David
Daug – Susan, Nancy, Sally, Rebecca, Peggy, Polly Thompson, Jane Russell
Exrs – Wife Rebecca and son, David
Wit. – James Maxwell and William P. Jamison

Reg. & Rec. – William Balph

Robert Patton born about 1770 & died Aug 1842; Rebecca born about 1780 & died Dec 1864
Both are buried in Concord Church Cemetery in Concord Township, Butler County, PA
1798 arrived Concord Twp., Butler County, PA from Centre County, PA
Butler County was created on March 12, 1800 from part of Allegheny County
Robert’s children:
John Patton b. abt 1800 PA
Jane Patton b. btw 1802-1804 m. David Russel in April 1825
Mary “Polly” Patton b. btw 1804 m. Joseph A. Thompson on 28-Nov-1826
Female daug #3 b. btw 1801-1810
Male son#2 b. btw 1811-1820
Male son #3 b. btw 1811-1820
Nancy Patton b. abt 1814 PA
Sarah Ann Patton b. abt 1814 PA m. John R. Thompson bef. 1840 PA
Rebecca Patton b. abt 1819 PA
William H. Patton b. abt 1820 PA
David Patton b. April 27, 1822 Concord township, Butler county, PA
Margaret “Peggy” Patton b. abt 1825 PA

1800 Census, Cannaughquenessung, Butler Co., PA (img 6 with 1 male child under 10)
1810 Census, Donegal, Butler Co., PA (img 2 with 3 females under 10 & 1 male child under 10)
1820 Census, Donegal, Butler Co., PA (Robert Patton living next to John Dixon)
1830 Census, Donegal, Butler Co., PA (living next to Thompson Jamison)
1840 Census, Donegal, Butler Co., PA (img 15 )
1850 Census, Fairview, Butler Co., PA
House1: David Patten (27) b. abt 1823 PA
Rebecca Patten (70) b. abt 1780 PA (mother)
Nancy Patten (36) b. abt 1814 PA
Rebecca Patten (31) b. abt 1819 PA
Margaret Patten (25) b. abt 1825 PA
House2: Wm H. Patten (34) b. abt 1816 PA
Mary Patten (30)
Emaline Patten (8)
Rebecca Patten (7)
Robert H. Patten (6)
Joseph T. Patten (3)
House3: Wm Pattan (31) b. abt 1820 PA
Margaret (25)
1860 Census Concord, Butler County, PA
David Patton (38)
Rebecca Patton (78)
Rebecca Patton (40)
1880 Census Morgan, Scioto County, OH and 1850 Census Parker, Butler Co., PA
John Thompson (b. abt 1814 PA)
Sarah A. Thompson (b. abt 1814 PA)
1870 Census Morgan, Scioto County, OH
John R. Thompson (abt 1814 PA)
Sarah A. Thompson (b. abt 1814 PA)
Olive J. Thompson (b. abt 1856 OH)
1860 Census Morgan, Scioto County, OH
John R. Thompson (abt 1814 PA)
Sarah A. Thompson (b. abt 1814 PA)
Robert Thompson (b. abt 1840 PA)
John Thompson (b. 1842 PA)
Annie B. Thompson (b. 1844 PA)
Margaret Thompson (b. 1848 PA)
Nancy Thompson (b. 1849 PA)
Olive J. Thompson (b. abt 1856 OH)
1860 Census Cherry, Butler County, PA
Joseph Thompson 68)
Mary Thompson (55)
Samuel Thompson (23)
Sarah A. Thompson (21)
Mary Thompson (19)
Oliver Thompson (15)
??? ()
Margaret Thompson (10)
1850 Census Cherry, Butler County, PA
Joseph Thompson (57)
Mary Thompson (45)
Robert Thompson (22)
Anne Thompson (21)
William Thompson (17)
Rebecca Thompson (16)
Samuel Thompson (13)
Sarah Anne Thompson (11)
Mary Thompson (7)
Oliver Thompson (5)
Sailor/Tailor Thompson (3)
Margaret (1)
1870 Census Cherry, Butler County, PA
David Russel (83)
Jane Russel (68)
Wm Russel (51)
John Russel (41)
James Russel (37)
Margaret Russel (34)
Harper Russel (29)
David Russel (21)
James Russel (7)
1880 Census Cherry, Butler County, PA
Jane Russell (widowed)(76)
Wm Russell (61)
John Russell (50)
James Russell (46)
Maggie Russell (44)
Harper L. Russell (38)
Ebenezer Russell (Grandson)(17)
Polly Thompson (75)

MY NOTES for Follow-up:
Robert had a son named John Patton, is this my John H. Patton b. Jan 1801? Seems likely since our John also named his own children David, Rebecca, Robert, William and Susanna perhaps after his own brothers and sisters?

On Thursday the 22nd ult., Mr. Robert Patton of Donegal township, aged 73 years.

The deceased was one of the first settlers of this county, and was a resident of it 44 years.

He maintained a most estimable character, and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. During his illness he suffered severely, but he bore it with Christian fortitude, placing a firm reliance on Him who is "mighty to save". The kindness of disposition----the urbanity of manners which marked his associations with his fellow men, together with his truly moral worth had procured fro him a high standing in Society. His death is deeply deplored by all with whom he was acquainted.
22 OCT 1844
Executor's Notice
Estate of Robert Patton, late of Donegal township, deceased.
Letters testamentary, with the will annexed, have this day been granted to the undersigned; notice is therefore hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment to the subscriber, and those having claims against the said estate wil please present them duly authenticated fro settlement.
David Patton, Ex'r.
September 4, 1844.----6t
Robert Reese is in possession of a letter from his great grandfather, James E. Russell, as a boy writing a letter to his grandmother and referring to an Aunt Polly Thompson.
In the Sentinel of 9 APR 1825, one of Butler's earliest papers, was a notice similar to this: Mr. David Russell married Miss Jane Patton, both of Donegal Township on Thursday last by Reverend John Coulter.

In a Friday issue of a later paper of 11-13-1885 was a death notice for Mrs David Russell, nee Jane Patton, who died at eighty-two in Cherry Township 11-3-1883, was born on the farm in Concord Township where her brother David lived, had been married over fifty years to David Russell who died 3-8-1876, was member of Presbyterian Church for 52 years, had been blind for six years (not direct quote).
From Grany Glee
"Russell - Nov. 3d, in Cherry twp., Mrs. Jane Russell, in the 83d year of her age.
Mrs. Russell's maiden name was Patton. She was born in Concord township on the farm where her brother, David Patton, now resides. She married David Russell with whom she lived for over fifty years. Mr Russell died March 8, 1876. Mrs. Russell was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church for fifty-two years. She died in full hope of eternal life. Her latter end was peace. she had been blind for six years."

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