Clifton's Collectibles Genealogy - Neale's Pattersons
Neale's Pattersons
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The Pattersons were of Scotch Irish extracton, and may have  come to Virginia before Augusta County was organized, possibly coming  via Pensylvannia. They seem to have followed the lines of immigration southward and westward, as they were found in Botetourt, Fincastle, Montgomery, Wythe and Washington Counties1.


William Patterson was born  1720  probably in Augusta Country,VA.  He married Jane Culton  (1st) and Ann Edmiston Edmondson, (2nd), in 1783 in Washington County, VA. Ann was the  daughter of Thomas Edmiston and Margaret, they had one child. Andrew Patterson.  William and Jane had William Patterson Jr., who resided in Crockett's Cove, Wythe County, Virginia before he married Ann Edmiston, daughter of Thomas and Margaret EDMISTON? Margaret,  Joseph,  Mary and Isabella and Sarah.  William died 1787 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

William Patterson petitioned, in Augusta  County, Virginia Court Records, that in his way from the northward he camped in the woods in company of one Thomas Homes who in the night time picked his pocket of eleven pieces of eight and one Caroline for which he was apprehended and taken before B. Borden but escaped leaving behind him a mare and saddle which are ordered to be advertised in the Virginia Gazette and sold.

In October 2, 1782, Montgomery County, Virginia he purchased 100 acres Middle Fork of the Holston River. In the Census records of 1782, Montgomery County, Virginia William and Thomas are both listed. In the Census records of 1789 and 1810 he is not listed just his wife Ann. William and Ann Patterson had one son, Andrew Patterson.

Andrew Patterson was born 1784 in Virginia. Listed in GUARDIAN BONDS, Washington Co, Virginia 1780-1872. February 21, 1804: John Edmondson was named guardian of Andrew Patterson, orphan of William Patterson, deceased. John was a son of Andrew Edmondson and Ann Edmonson Patterson.  Andrew Patterson died June 19, 1862 in Washington County, Virginia. He married September 6, 1814 in Washington County, Virginia, Elizabeth Cole, daughter of Sampson Cole and Lydia Wheeler. Andrew Patterson was a minister. The house shown below was built by his slaves, brick by brick, from materials on his land, and is still standing and a descendant residing there at the time we took the picture below in1991. Andrew and Elizabeth had two sons, Thomas E., Sampson C., and five daughters, Elizabeth (Eliza), Lydia, Eleanor, Ann and Martha PATTERSON.

Patterson House

Andrew Patterson house

Martha Patterson was born June 22, 1831 in Smyth County, VA. She died January 20, 1889 in Smyth County, Virgiinia and is buried at St. Clair's Bottom Church Cemetery. She married, Campbell Berry St. John in Smyth County, Virginia.
This linage can be continued on Neale's St. John page.

Myrtle Rambo Cole
Myrtle Rambo Cole
Myrtle Cole was an elegant southern lady who was extremely helpful to us in our reserach of the Patterson and St. John families.  

Myrtle Rambo married Ernest Cole, son of William Rutledge and Melvina Patterson Cole, who was the son of James Lowery and Elizabeth Patterson Cole. Myrtle was related to Neale through the St. John family; her husband related to Neale through the Patterson family.
1Redmond Select Cole notes dated 10 July 1943.


For information about Sampson Patterson and the War Between The States: Visit Sampson Patterson and James Cole Page

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