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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

Frederick W. Patterson Family


Frederick W. Patterson - born 19 March 1832, McMinn Co (Polk Co), TN; died 25 February 1868, Murray Co, GA; married 30 August 1855 in McMinn Co, TN to Mary Elizabeth Williams (5 August 1832, McMinn Co, TN-26 February 1914, Murray Co, Georgia).

1840 and 1850 Census Polk Co, TN- living with his father and family

1860 Census ????

*His CSA service records-Company Muster Rolls:

F. W. Patterson, 30 yrs old, enlisted in Capt. John B. Cobb's Company, 1st Battalion TN Infantry on 14 April 1862 at Athens, McMinn Co, TN for a 12 months period, as a private. [This company subsequently became H Company, 59th TN (mounted) Infantry, CSA (Cooke's Reg. TN Infantry)].

May & June 1862, present, last paid 30 April, 1862

Sept & Oct 1862, present, last paid 31 Aug 1862

Nov & Dec 1862, absent (AWOL) last paid 31 Oct 1862

Appeared on Regimental Return for Nov 1862—AWOL since 6 Nov 1862

Jan & Feb 1863, present, last paid 31 Oct 1862

Mar & Apr 1863, present, last paid 28 Feb 1863

May & June 1863, present, last paid 30 Apr 1863

Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 4 July 1863

Appeared on Roll of Prisoners of War in hospital,

Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss, 15 July 1863

Signed an oath of allegiance with his mark "X", stating that he would not take up arms against the United States (again)

Appeared on a list of Confederate Paroled sick and wounded prisoners,

Shipped from Vicksburg, Miss 24 July 1863 to Mobile, AL via New Orleans, LA

Jan & Feb 1864, absent-the reason being that he was sick, last paid 30 June 1863 (Co H, 59th TN)

The family moved to Murray Co, GA in 1867, per Mary E's Widow Pension Application.

Mary E. applied for the Widow Pension on Aug 6, 1895 in Catoosa Co, GA. She stated that F. W. Patterson served in the CSA, Company H, 59th Regiment, TN. He contracted chronic diarrhea in the army, never recovered, and died in 1867. They were married on 29 August 1855. She has lived in GA since Jan 1867. Signed: Mary E. + (her mark) Patterson. Her second application was made in Sumach, Murray Co GA, 24 July 1902. She had lived in GA thirty yrs. His name was Fredrick W. Patterson, born 1832 Polk Co TN, married August 29, 1855. He enlisted in the spring of 1862 in McMinn Co TN in Company H of 59th TN and remained with the company until the fall of Vicksburg, 14 July 1863, where he was paroled and unable to serve anymore. He came home with chronic diarrhea from which he died, Feb 1868. He was true to the cause until his death.

The following is the oral history with [sources] of Fred Patterson as told to Carolyn Z. Luffman.

* "He was the hired hand on the farm where his "wife-to-be" lived" [Lois Hayes Swoape- granddaughter] {Joel and Nancy Eunice Patterson Grigg's farm-Fred's uncle}

*Fred and Mary E. lived around Reliance, Monroe County TN and _____ Springs in McMinn County, TN then they went to Bradley County TN. [Herman Hansird-gr-grandson]

* "Fred was in the Civil War. He was sick and carried through the whole war" [LHS] "He came home with sores, filth, and lice. He crawled the last half mile to get home. Grandma Patterson nursed him back to health. [Charlie W Hayes-grandson]

* "A brother-in-law (Z. L. Williams) that had moved to Georgia, went back to TN for Fred, Mary E. and the family. They moved in an oxen drawn wagon. Annie (Fred's daughter) saw her first wooden match struck on a wagon wheel by her uncle at the Hiawasee River when they were coming to GA. They first moved on the Bill Hill farm (Z.L.'s farm) and then to the Sumach Community in Murray County." [CWH]

* "Fred Patterson was killed when he was cutting down a large tree. The tree split and kicked back hitting him in the head. A neighbor heard the tree fall/commotion. He ran to the noise, only to find the tree lying on Fred. He then lifted the tree off Fred and carried him to the house. The next day, three men could not pick up the large tree-don't know how one man moved it. Fred died shortly after that." [Charlie Hayes grandson; John Hayes and R. S. Thomas-Patterson's gr-grandsons.]

* "No one really knows where Grandpa Fred is buried at Sumach. Charlie (Hayes) went around to all the grandchildren and collected five dollars to purchase a marker for Grandpa and Grandma (Mary E.). It is placed in the Hayes plot next to where Grandma is buried." [Thelma Souther-gr-granddaughter]

* "No one really knows where Grandpa Fred is buried at Sumach. Charlie (Hayes) went around to all the grandchildren and collected five dollars to purchase a marker for Grandpa and Grandma (Mary E.). It is placed in the Hayes plot next to where Grandma is buried." [Thelma Souther-gr-granddaughter]

The children of Frederick W. and Mary Elizabeth Williams Patterson:

1. Nancy Jane, 10 July 1856, TN-d. married 4 April 1875 Benjamin Leroy. Children: William L., Mary M., + twelve more

2. Sarah Ellen, 3 June 1858, TN-21 Aug 1898, GA; married C. Lafayette Warmack, 19 Feb1846-21 Aug 1907, GA. Both are buried in the Deep Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Whitfield Co GA. Children: Tom, Calvin, Fred, Nannie, Lucy, Mary, Johnnie.

3. Eliza Ann (Annie), 10 Feb 1861, TN-1 Oct 1951, GA; married 7 Jan 1883, John J. Hayes, 5 Jan 1857, TN-5 June 1909, GA. Both are buried in the Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Murray Co GA. Children: Mary, Charlie, Lillie, Trammell, Zula, Lois.

4. John Wesley, 28 June 1865, TN-30 Aug 1907, GA; married Sallie Womac, 19 Sept 1869-4 Apr 1927, GA. Both are buried in the Deep Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Whitfield Co GA. Children: Tennie, Parker, Fred, Lucy, Mary, Flossie, Charlie, Lee.

Carolyn Z. Luffman, 2010

 



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