Patterson Genealogy - Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia
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My Patterson lineage begins Carroll Alonso Patterson (1880-1922) of Swain Co., NC. He is a son of Carroll Moore Patterson (1832-1914) who married Lavina Elizabeth Cathey 1861 in Union Co., GA. He is a son of Samuel Patterson (1805-1879) and Jane Moore who married 1830 in Macon Co., NC. They soon moved to Union Co., GA and later to Huerfano Co., CO.
Samuel is probably a son of Samuel Patterson (c1770-1820s) and Elizabeth who lived in Rutherford and Buncombe Co., NC. Samuel is a son of Matthew Patterson (c1749-1810s) of Rutherford and Buncombe Co., NC. Matthew is a son of another Matthew Patterson (c1720-aft 1770) who was last found in old Tryon Co. NC. He may have came there from VA or PA (or both). His parents are unknown.
Patterson DNA Project - Use DNA testing to break down your genealogical brick walls and find out which genetic branch of the family you are part of. Click link for details. I'm not involved in the Patterson project (except as a test participant), but I highly recommend it. We need more from my line. We have two so far, who match each other, though we need others for a more complete study.
Patterson is the 9th most common surname in America. (Source: Name Statistics)