Patterson Genealogy - Western North Carolina,
Welcome to my Patterson genealogy pages. I am interested in
the Patterson surname in western North Carolina, primarily in the counties
of Tryon, Rutherford, Buncombe, Macon and Swain. I am also interested in
Union County, Georgia and Huerfano County, Colorado. I have limited
interest in the Patterson surname in other western North Carolina
counties and a few northern Georgia counties as well (see
Patterson Family Pages - Each Patterson family has their
own web page, complete with all documentation I've found so far.
The link will take you to the surname index. Find the "Patterson" surname
and click on it and an index of all individuals will be displayed. Or
you can use the search engine (to the left) to find a specific family or
What's New -
Matthew Patterson (c1720-aft 1770) and unknown. Matthew may be
from Scotland and/or Northern Ireland. He probably came to America
and settled in Pennsylvania and/or Virginia before arriving in old
Tryon County, North Carolina.
Matthew Patterson (c1749-1810s) and unknown. Matthew (Jr) was
with his father in old Tryon County, North Carolina. He apparently
lived in the section that later became Rutherford County. He left
there and moved to neighboring Buncombe County where he lived until
death (apparently). He seems to have lived in the section that later
became Henderson County in 1838, and finally Transylvania County in
Samuel Patterson (c1770-1820s) and Elizabeth ---. Samuel was in
Rutherford County and Buncombe County, North Carolina. After his
death his widow Elizabeth *may* have moved to Union Co., GA and died
there in the 1840's, but that isn't certain.
Samuel Patterson (1805-1879) and Jane Moore. Samuel was born in
Buncombe (now Transylvania) County, North Carolina. He was one
of the early settlers in Macon County, North Carolina where he
married Jane in 1830. They moved to Union County, Georgia shortly
after marriage and remained there a few years. Around the time of
the Civil War, the family moved west to Huerfano County, Colorado.
While back in Georgia visiting Jane died in 1869. Samuel married
again in 1870 to Margaret Anderson (1824-1909), his 1st cousin.
Samuel died in 1879 back in Colorado. Margaret remained there a
little while before returning to her family in Union County, Georgia
where she died in 1909. There were no children from the second
Carroll Moore Patterson (1832-1914) and Lavina Elizabeth Cathey.
C. M. Patterson was born in Macon County, North Carolina. He went to
Union County, Georgia while very young and grew up there, marrying
Lavina there in 1861. Along with his brothers he enlisted in the
Confederate Army for the Civil War. Unlike the others he switched
sides at some point and joined the Union Army. This caused a rift in
the family and after the war they had a falling out and went their
separate ways. The others heading west to Colorado, he remaining in
Georgia. Very soon C. M. and family moved back into what was then
Macon County, North Carolina. The area they lived in became Swain
County in 1871. C. M. and Lavina both died in Swain.
Carroll Alonso Patterson (1880-1922) was born and raised in
Swain County. He and his neighbor Hattie T. Grant (1879-1953) had a
child out of wedlock born in 1902. Her family left the county a year
or so afterwards. Lon married Nora Camby in 1907 in Swain. They had
one child Willa Bell Patterson (1909-1968). Willa's older
half-brother (whom she probably never met) was my Great Grandfather
Marvin R. Grant (1902-1992).
My older Patterson web pages are
still online for the time being. They will be removed once I've updated
the database to reflect all that is listed on the older pages. That will
be a slow process.
Genealogy discussion group for research focussing on Georgia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
11 May 2013 - Redesigned the main Patterson page
- Counties included. If a county isn't listed, I have not done any
there. Clicking on the link will open a search window showing results for
Patterson + that county name. New updates may take a few days to appear in