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Patterson: Generation 6
Some Children of Mark Patterson & Sarah Riddle
Gilbert Patterson & Mildred L. Campbell
12 Dec 1808: Gilbert was born in Tennessee. Jimmy Peoples has claimed that Robertson County, TN was his birth place.
26 Mar 1810: Mildred "Milly" Campbell was born in Tennessee, parents unknown. In a letter sent in 1936, grandson Gilbert Benjamin Patterson wrote that his "mother's folks came from Virginia". This is supported by the 1880 Census. Her brother and sister, George Washington and Sarah Campbell, married siblings of Gilbert Patterson. For additional information on the Weakley County Campbells, along with many photos, visit http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kinfolke/CAMPBELL.htm.
5 Oct 1826: Gilbert and Mildred were married. An official record of the marriage hasn't been discovered.
The young couple was apparently not living with Mark and Dicey in 1830 in Henry County. Where were they? Were they residing with Mildred's Campbell family? Were they already in Weakley County, but not recorded on the census?
Gilbert Patterson and George W. Campbell appear in the Weakley County Court Minutes of 1827-1835 on p. 83, 156, 218.
1836 Tax List, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Gilbert is listed with 1 poll.
In a letter sent in 1936, Benjamin Gilbert Patterson wrote . . .
My grandfather, Gilbert Patterson, settled one and one-half miles west of where Greenfield is located shortly afterward [after the Hornbeak family]. There was one other family by the name of "Mosely" who settled two miles south-east, & they helped Grandfather build his first home. The three families were the first settlers in that section of West Tennessee. . . . . That country was so unsettled, at that time, that Grandfather's family lived for the first eleven years on game killed from his doorstep, such as bear, deer, wild hogs, and wild turkey. Squirrels played on his house top and yard fence, and he didn't waste his ammunition on game that small. He tanned his leather, and made his family boots and shoes. Grandmother made the cloth from which they made clothes. They raised a family of thirteen children. You can tell your children that they descended from fine old families.
11 May 1838: Gilbert purchased 36 1/2 acres in Weakley County adjoining [brother] Thomas Patterson for $250 from D. L. Webb.
1840 Census, Weakley County, TN: Gilbert's household consisted of 1 male under 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40; 1 female under 5, 2 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30.
1842 Tax Roll, Weakley County, TN: 1 poll, 200 acres valued at $600. He signed as "Revenue Commissioner" for District 9. This acreage remained the same through 1851 with the assessed value gradually rising to $800.
1 Dec 1843: Along with N. K. Jones and Alfred Bethel, he witnessed a deed from Thomas Evans to [father] Mark Patterson.
11 Sep 1844: Gilbert was named as the adjoining landowner in a deed to Mark Patterson for 10 1/4 acres in Weakley.
29 Aug 1850 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer G. Patterson 42, born in TN, with real estate worth $1,200; Mildred age 41; farmer Thomas; Sarah 21; farmer William 19; Elizabeth 17; Milly 14; Gilbert 12; James 10; Louisa 7; John 5; Charles 2; and four-year-old Gilbert. They were enumerated next to J. and Penelope Ward. Is the four-year-old Gilbert Kemp, son of Silas and Mary Ann Patterson Kemp?
1851 Tax List, Weakley County, TN (District 9): 200 acres assessed at $600.
1858 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 235 acres valued at $2,200.
13 Jun 1860 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Locust Grove P.O.): Farmer age 51, with real and personal property worth $3,000 and $3,000; Millie age 50; Sarah 28; Mansor 17; Louisa 16; John 14; Robert 12; Caroline 9; and Andrew 6. Enumerated next to them are [son and daughter-in-law] Thomas and Nancy Patterson. "Mansor" is undoubtedly James Monroe.
7 Jul 1862: Along with Robert Mosely and [brother-in-law] Samuel Baker, Gilbert was ordered by Brig. Gen. G. M. Dodge to take the oath of allegiance to the Union and rebuild the recently burnt bridge over the Obion River on the Trent Road. Apparently Dodge was convinced the three "aided and abetted the Southern rebellion by encouraging the burning of that bridge".
20 Sep 1864: He purchased 98 acres from [son-in-law] S. M. Kemp for $1,650. The parcel adjoined Samuel Baker and J. Hatcher.
1865 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 297 acres valued at $2,240.
1866 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 297 acres valued at $3,550. Virginia Stephenson claimed that Gilbert was the largest landowner in Weakley County; but that would seem difficult to believe in light of other assessments on tax rolls and censuses.
20 Mar 1867: He bought 48 1/2 acres adjoining Kemp and Shepard from Robert Mosely for $970.
13 Jun 1867: He purchased 40 1/4 acres for $533 from J. G. and J. N. Thomason.
17 Nov 1867: He made a deed of gift of 49 acres adjoining [son] J. W. Patterson and J. Hatcher to son G. B. Patterson. Witnesses: G. W. and William Campbell. G. W. Campbell was Mildred's brother; William was G. W.'s son.
I'm assuming that Gilbert always went by the name of Gilbert in deeds, whereas his son was known as "G. B.". If otherwise, any of these deeds may be assigned to the wrong Patterson.
9 Aug 1870 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Dresden P.O.): Farmer Gilbert Patison 62, with real and personal property worth $5,000 and $1,000; Milly age 61; Robert 21; Caroline 19; Andrew J. 16; Milly Thornton 33, domestic servant, with Belle 10 and Adelaid 8; Henry Fowler 43, domestic servant, with Mary L. 12, Jonathan 11, and Elizabeth 2. Henry Fowler was the husband of daughter Elizabeth Jane, deceased 1868; Mary Louisa, Jonathan, and Elizabeth are Elizabeth and Henry's children. Mary Fowler, age 14, is in the home of son Gilbert Patison, also listed as domestic servant. Could that be Mary Louisa was enumerated twice? Two-year-old Elizabeth is still present in the household in 1880, listed as a granddaughter. Millie Thornton was Gilbert and Milly's daughter.
24 Nov 1870: Gilbert Patterson, Justice of the Peace, married M. P. Campbell and A. C. Thornton. According to Virginia Stephenson, Gilbert was a Justice of the Peace for over 30 years. As such, he took the oath of Elizabeth C. Kemp on 23 Sep 1871 that she had freely consented to the sale of 89 1/4 acres to Mark Patterson.
Virginia Stephenson reported that Gilbert had a general store at Lynn Point, TN until Greenfield was incorporated at the time the railroad arrived. He kept copious ledgers which are now supposedly on display in Rutherford County, TN in the Davy Crockett Cabin; but family researcher Loretta Insco could find no sign of them when she visited the cabin. Dan Brooks was the descendant who reportedly donated them along with many of the furnishings for this cabin. Those furnishings included a trunk belonging to Gilbert.
6 Feb 1871: Gilbert Patterson and W. W. Hornbeck were the two "quarmo Justices" who presided over the county court in Dresden.
11 Nov 1871: Gilbert Paterson bought "160 or 200 acres" formerly owned by Lemuel Stout in District 16 adjoining "Loel's heirs", Thomas E. Mosely, and Evans for $900 from Robert N. Irvine.
11 Nov 1873: He purchased a lot on Main in Greenfield on the Mississippi Central Railroad for $100 from Samuel Baker.
20 Jul 1874: G. R. Patterson, M. Ezzell, and J. G. Allen filed a petition to have the village of Greenfield incorporated. Samuel Baker was one of the commissioners appointed to fix the boundaries.
In 1874, "Gilbert Patterson & Son" built the first hotel in Greenfield, no doubt on the lot on Main that he'd bought in 1873.
"Gilbert Patterson purchased a flour and saw mill" with Benjamin F. Roberts, a prominent man in Greenfield.
4 Jul 1876: Col. John A. Gardner, in a speech delivered at Dresden, stated that "Gilbert Patterson, Esquire, an old and highly respected citizen, settled where Greenfield is now in 1836, and yet resides there." According to Virginia Stephenson, the location was 1 mile west of Greenfield.
15 Jun 1880 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer age 72; Milley L. age 71, TN VA VA; Andrew J. 26, working on the farm; granddaughter Elizabeth Fowler 12; laborer Charles Riley; farmer William P. Jones 30, with his wife Mary L. 23, and his son Henry J. age 9/12 Mary L. is granddaughter Mary Louisa Fowler. The family was enumerated next to Charles R. Patterson.
13 Sep 1880: Gilbert sold one lot in Greenfield to W. R. Connill for $600. It was located on the west side of the railroad on Locust Street adjoining M. Patterson. Was "M. Patterson" Gilbert's brother Mark?
27 Sep 1880: He sold a house and lot in Greenfield to J. N. Ray for $440. It was located on the west side of C. or 6th Street and the railroad.
18 Jan 1881: Gilbert was one of the trustees of the Methodist Church who sold Brock's Chapel (comprising 8 3/4 acres adjoining the Methodist Church and Trenton Road in District 9) to H. B. Hatcher. The other trustees named were B. F. Brock, William B. White, R. E. Kirkny, and R. A. Orrile. Virginia Stephenson claimed that Gilbert, like his parents, was a Primitive Baptist, and there was the Greenfield Primitive Baptist, organized in 1833 at Spring Creek. However, his obit in The Dresden Enterprise stated that: "He was a long and consistent member of the Methodist Church".
13 Jan 1882: Gilbert both sold and purchased that day: 1) He sold lot in Greenfield adjoining J. J. Ward and M. Ezzell (yet containing 33 acres) to M. Ezzell for $1,320, with the deed being witnessed by W. E. Caudle, J. A. Brasfield, and J. N. Ray; 2) He purchased 100 acres adjoining Gilbert Patterson and A. Jones from G. W. and Elizabeth Campbell for $1,000. "A. Jones" was Abel Jones, a neighboring landowner who may've been the brother of Darling Jones. Elizabeth and G. W. Campbell were Gilbert's sister and brother-in-law.
Minnie Jones Tilghman and Norene Jones Yerger, daughters of Caroline Patterson Jones, used to describe visiting their Patterson grandparents often as young girls. The house was always so full of relatives that they had to sleep on pallets on the floor. They loved it! This home later burned to the ground. A stucco house now sits on the site.
2 Oct 1889: Gilbert and Milly signed a joint will, Milly making her mark, but didn't actually have it recorded until 30 Jul 1891.
Will of Gilbert and Mildred Patterson
We, Gilbert Patterson and Milly Patterson do make and publish this as our last will and testament thereby revokin and void all other wills by us at any time made. First direct that our funeral expenses and all our debts be paid as soon as convenient out of first money coming in to the executor's hands after our deaths. Second we give and bequeath to our son A. J. Patterson one hundred acres of land it being the south fork of the 200 acre tract of land that we now live on to have and hold the same at our deaths. The balance of our property be divided among our legal heirs in the following named manner: Thomas Patterson’s heirs fifty cents, Gilbert Kemp fifty cents, Elizabeth Fowler’s heirs fifty cents. We direct that the balance of our estate be divided equally between the hereafter named: Sarah Thornton, Milly Davidson, W. C. Patterson, Robert Patterson, Louisa Davidson, Gilbert B. Patterson, J. W. Patterson, Cally Jones, A. J. Patterson. Last we do hereby nominate and appoint our executor in witness whereof we __ to our will set our hands and seal this ________ 1889.
A. G. Phipps.
1890: He was listed as one of the stockholders in the Weakley County Bank, Dresden, with a "branch office at Greenfield".
13 Jan 1892: Mildred Campbell Patterson died. The Jones Bible recorded a date of 13 Feb 1892. In the Dresden Enterprise:
On Jan 13, 1892, death visited the residence of Gilbert Patterson and took away his loving companion, who was in her 82nd year. They had lived together 67 years. I have no doubt that they were the oldest couple living together in Weakley County. He is now in his 84th year. They raised a family of thirteen children all to be grown and married, except one son. There were seven sons and six daughters. Seven have crossed over the river of death. There are only two sons left - J. W. Patterson, of Sharon, and A. J. Patterson, of Greenfield. There is not another person living in the 9th District that was there when Esq. Patterson first settled in it one mile west of Greenfield, where he now lives. Mother Patterson said just a few hours before she expired that she had lived her days out, and was ready to go. I was by her bedside the last three days I had mother on earth. So I will say in conclusion: Father, brother, and sister, as we all know how our mother lived, let's imitate her example and meet her in heaven. This must have been written by Sarah Patterson Thornton or Millie Patterson Davison. Louisa Patterson Davidson or Callie Patterson Jones are possible, but unlikely.
31 Mar 1893: Gilbert died in his home. The Jones Bible has a date of 1 Apr 1893.
14 Apr 1893, Dresden Enterprise:
The sudden death of Mr. Gilbert Patterson near Greenfield on the 31st ult. removed from us one of the very few remaining pioneers of Weakley, whose life was co-extensive with the formation and development of the county. Mr. Patterson was 86 years old and had lived 63 years with his wife, who died in January 1892. He had been in this county about sixty years, and settled at the homestead near Greenfield many years ago, where he died. He was a very active spirit in the development of the county, and has many a time gone ten miles before breakfast to help a neighbor roll logs. Mr. Patterson held a warm place in the hearts of the people, bearing the same relation to his community that the late Reuben Edmonston did. He was long a consistent member of the Methodist church. He had several daughters and two sons, J. W. and A. J. Patterson, making his home with the latter. The old pioneer was active up [to] the day of his death. He had just returned from the field and taken a seat in the house, when he fell from his chair and soon expired from heart trouble.
Both Gilbert and Milly are buried in Patterson Cemetery located 1/2 mile south of Greenfield Post Office, 12 miles south of Dresden. This cemetery was established by Esquire in 1838, but the first interment was not family. It has 300 graves on 3 acres.
Children of Gilbert and Mildred Campbell Patterson:
Mary Ann Patterson (28 Sep 1827 - 7 Jul 1847; m. Silas M. Kemp 21 Oct 1844)
Thomas Patterson (29 Jun 1829 - 10 Apr 1861; m. Nancy Heath 20 Mar 1854)
Sarah Patterson (9 Jan 1830 - 16 Sep 1899; m. Newton "Nute" M. Thornton 23 Sep 1869)
William C. Patterson (16 Mar 1832 - 26 Feb 1862; m. Mary Jane Cravens 3 Oct 1855)
Elizabeth Jane Patterson (29 Jun 1834 - 29 Dec 1868; m. H. W. Fowler 5 Oct 1854)
Millie Patterson (29 Jan 1836 - 1904; m. 1st Lawson Crockett Thornton, m. 2nd James Davidson)
Gilbert Benjamin Patterson (18 Jan 1837 - 11 Nov 1886; m. Candice Virginia Roberts 1 Mar 1866)
James Monroe Patterson (27 Mar 1841 - 24 Jan 1864)
Louisa Frances Patterson (24 Jan 1844 - ; m. Henry Jobe Davidson 26 Jul 1860)
John Wesley Patterson (1 Jun 1846 - 16 Jan 1828; m. 1st Martha Pernela Heath 25 Jan 1866, m. 2nd Lamarie Jane Childress)
Charles Robert Patterson (21 Jan 1848 - 17 Nov 1880; m. Caroline Belle Heath 6 Apr 1876)
Nancy Caroline "Callie" Patterson (17 Nov 1850 - 8 Feb 1908; m. Dr. John Miller Jones 29 Feb 1872)
Andrew Jackson Patterson (27 Jun 1853 - 16 Aug 1904; m. Gertrude R. Heath 8 Sep 1880)
1836 Tax List, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Thomas was listed with 1 poll.
1840 Census, Weakley County, TN: Thomas' household was listed with 1 male 5-10, 1 30-40; 2 females under 5, 1 20-30. They were enumerated next to [brother] Mark Patterson. There's another Thomas Patterson in Henry County, but that man, born in NC, had children named Nancy, Elizabeth, Samuel, and Clementine in 1850.
1842 Tax List, Weakley County, TN (District 9): 1 poll, 150 acres valued at $450. He was listed just below brother Gilbert Patterson. Both his acres and their estimated value remain substantially the same through 1851.
29 Aug 1850 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer T. Patterson 40, born TN, who cannot read or write, with real property valued at $450; Mary 38; farmer John 17, Mary 11, Elizabeth 17, William 3, Susan and Caroline age 9 months; Mary 79, born NC. Was the latter woman Thomas' mother-in-law? And why was Elizabeth recorded out of age order? I believe the age is actually 7.
23 Apr 1851: Along with [brothers-in-law] G. W. Campbell and Samuel Baker, Thomas witnessed deeds from Mark to Mark Patterson Junior and from Mark to Riddle Patterson for parcels adjoining his own in District 13, R2 S5. Thomas signed with his mark. Mark Patterson Senior was his father, Mark Junior and Riddle his brothers.
1851 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 150 acres valued at $487.
1858 Tax List, Weakley County, TN (District 9): 63 acres valued at $500, with capital of $60.
1859 Tax List, Weakley County, TN (District 9): 86 acres valued at $600. This acreage remained fixed through 1866 and its estimated value failed to show the rise so noticeable in those of his relatives and neighbors.
3 Aug 1860 Census, Marion County, AR (Sugarloaf Township, Dubuque P.O.): Farmer Thomas Patterson 50, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $1,000 and $715; Hannah 27, born AR; Frances 16, born TN; William [middle initial illegible] 13, born TN; Caroline 11, born TN; Andrew J. 4 [or 6] born AR; Charles 2, born AR; James R. 1, born AR; Malinda Wood 17; Nancy C. Wood 15. Could Malinda and Nancy C. Wood have been Hannah's sisters? Son John Patterson 26, born TN, with personal property worth $200, was enumerated next door in the household of farmer William W. Bruce.
I've been unable to locate Thomas in the 1870 Census - A shame, since that census might offer clarification of his wives.
24 May 1874: Thomas married Talitha (or Tabitha) Mounce Cowen, widow of James Martin Cowen. Talitha was born 18 Nov 1835 in Springfield, IL.
21 Jun 1880 Census, Madison County, AR (Boston Township): Farmer Thomas Patterson 70, TN __ __; Tabitha 44, IL KY KY; son Price 18, AR TN __; Moses 11, AR, TN __; Thomas M. 4, AR TN IL.
16 Jun 1890: Thomas died and was buried in Buckhorn Cemetery, Newton County, AR. On his tombstone: "Aged 80 years 2 months 13 days". Although buried in Newton County, he apparently lived just over the line in Johnson County.
Thomas' marriages were many and confusing. The order was supposedly: 1) Mary Bacchus; 2) Hannah Woods, 1832 - c. 1868, daughter of George and Nancy Croker Woods; 3) unknown spouse, mother of one child before her marriage to Thomas ended in divorce; and 4) Talitha or Tabitha Mounce Cowen, widow of James Martin Cowen and mother of three children by him.
Children of Thomas and Mary Bacchus Patterson:
John Randolph Patterson (27 Nov 1832 - 13 Jun 1889; m. Nancy Caroline Wood)
Martha Patterson (11 Nov 1834 - )
Mary Patterson (10 Jul 1839 - )
Elizabeth Frances Patterson* (27 Aug 1843 - ; m. Lewis B. Miller)
William Thomas Patterson (7 May 1847 - )
Susan Jane Patterson (16 Feb 1850 - ) Twin
Nancy Caroline Patterson (16 Feb 1850 - 24 Mar 1917; m. John W. Bramlet 25 Dec 1881) Twin
Andrew J. Patterson (30 Aug 1854 - 17 Mar 1918; m. 1st Mary Poteet Arbaugh, m. 2nd Iva Mae Patterson, m. 3rd Sara Qualls 10 Jul 1876)
Children of Thomas and M. Hannah Woods Patterson:
Charles Harding Patterson (24 Jul 1858 - 8 Oct 1927; m. 1st Sarah C. Cowen 14 Sep 1877, m. 2nd Polly Ann Wharton 15 Mar 1891)
James Riddle Patterson (28 Aug 1859 - 2 Feb 1935; m. Tabitha Jane Nuckolls 18 Jul 1878)
Solomon Rufus Patterson (23 Nov 1860 - 10 Jun 1947; m. 1st Elizabeth Cowen 26 Nov 1881, m. 2nd Martha Bryant, m. 3rd Alice Jones)
Jefferson Davis Patterson (7 May 1862 - 25 Jan 1949; m. Phoebe Ellen Miller)
Sterling Price Patterson (2 Apr 1863 - 4 Nov 1916; m. 1st Margaret Patton 24 Dec 1882, m. 2nd Mary A. Gowers)
Emily Evelyn Ann Patterson (5 Mar 1866 - 26 Jun 1935; m. 1st John Woodard 29 Mar 1883, m. 2nd R. Wick Mason 14 Feb 1892)
Moses Patterson (15 Mar 1868 - 27 Sep 1924; m. Milda A. Arbaugh 11 Dec 1887)
Children of Thomas and Taletha Mounce Cowen Patterson:
Thomas Martin Patterson (20 Sep 1874 - 18 Dec 1960; m. 1st Margaret Jane Cowen, m. 2nd Clara Cowen)
Sarah Patterson & Morgan Gilliam
c. 1811: Sarah was born in TN, probably in Williamson County.
c. 1812: Morgan was born in either AL or TN. J. Daniel spells the surname as "Gillam".
1840 Census, Henderson County, TN: Morgan was enumerated with 2 males under 5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30; 1 female 20-30. They were listed next to the Mark Patterson household.
7 Nov 1850 Census, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Farmer Morgan Gillam 37, born AL; Sarah 38, born TN; James M. 18; William M. 16; Charles 12; Jefferson M. 9; Morgan 5; Thomas 3; Matthew 1. The family was enumerated close to [Sarah's brother] Charles Patterson and [parents] Mark and Dicy Patterson.
17 Aug 1860 Census, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Farmer Morgan Gillam 47, born AL; Sarah 50; William 28; Charles 20; J. H. 18; Morgan Jr. 16; Thomas 14; Justice 12; females S. E. 9, M. F. 6, and S. H. 3. They were listed next to Mark and Dicy Patterson.
26 Jun 1870 Census, Henderson County, TN (Lexington P.O.): Farmer Morgan Gilliam 5_, born TN, with real and personal property worth $300 and $750 respectively; Sarah H. 58, born TN; Thomas 23, working on the farm; Martin J. 20; Sarah E. 18; Mary H. 15; Samuel H. 12. They were enumerated next to Dicy Patterson, very close to Charles Patterson.
16 Jun 1880 Census, Henderson County, TN (Civil District 11): Farmer Morgan Gilham 67, born TN; Sarah 68, TN NC NC; daughter Sarah E. 28, divorced; daughter Mary F. 25, widowed; grandson Benjamin Maxwell 3; grandson James C. Maxwell 2; granddaughter Mary F. Taylor 4; Grandson Wilson W. Taylor 3, and grandchildren Thomas B. and Sarah A. 5/12. All the children and grandchildren were born in TN. The family is residing next to the family of Charles Patterson.
Children of Sarah Patterson and Morgan Gilliam:
James Gilliam (c. 1832 - )
William Morgan Gilliam (c. 1834 - )
Charles Gilliam (c. 1838 - )
Jefferson Morgan Gilliam (c. 1842 - )
Morgan Gilliam (c. 1844 - )
Thomas Gilliam (c. 1846 - )
Matthew Justice Gilliam (c. 1849 - )
Sarah E. Gilliam (c. 1851 - )
Mary H. Gilliam (c. 1854 - )
Samuel H. Gilliam (c. 1857 - )
Frances Patterson & Samuel Baker
5 Jul 1809: Samuel Baker was born in Bedford County, VA.
15 Jul 1813: Frances was born in Tennessee.
1830 Census Henry County, TN: Samuel is listed with 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 15-20.
1840 Census, Henderson County, TN: 4 males under 5, 2 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40; 1 female 5-10, 1 20-30.
11 Sep 1844: Samuel witnessed a deed from N. W. and D. E. Jones to [Frances' brother] Gilbert Patterson in Weakley County.
1847 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: Samuel was assessed for 200 acres valued at $400. His holdings vary slightly but increase in value through 1851. There is then a gap through 1857.
25 Feb 1848: He purchased 244 acres for $550 from N. K. and D. E. Jones in Weakley. The parcel adjoined [Frances' brother-in-law] W. G. Campbell and Silas Kemp. Silas Kemp married Frances' niece Mary Ann Patterson.
28 Dec 1848: He bought 50 acres for $56.50 from N. K. and D. E. Jones. The parcel was described as adjoining Able Jones, John Jenkins, William Hays, and Sam's own land. Abel Jones was probably the brother of Darling Jones.
27 Aug 1850 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer S. Baker 41, born in VA, with real estate valued at $550; Francis age 38, born in TN; Martin 18, William 15, John 14, Mark 12, Charles 10, Riddle 10, Mary 8, Franklin 4, James 6, and Jefferson 2. All are listed as farmers. The S. M. Kemp family was enumerated next door.
23 Apr 1851: Along with G. W. Campbell and Thomas Paterson, Samuel witnessed deeds from Mark Pattison to Riddle Pattison and from Mark Senior to Mark Junior. Thomas was Frances' brother, Mark Patterson Senior was her grandfather, Mark Junior her uncle, and Riddle another uncle.
1851 Tax List: 240 acres assessed at $600.
1858 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 375 acres valued at $3,000, 1 slave.
1859 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 375 acres valued at $3,000, 2 slaves.
1859-1863: Samuel was a Legislator in the 33rd and 34th Confederate General Assemblies.
13 Jun 1860 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Locust Grove P.O.): Legislator Sam'l Baker 50, born in VA, with real and personal property valued at $5,000 and $10,000; Francis age 47, born in TN; ; Martin, a master carpenter, 26; fJohn 23, a farmer; Mary 18; farmer Mark 21; 19 year old twins Charles and Riddle; Mary 17; Robert 15; Benjamin 12; Thomas 10; Frances 8; Isaac 7; Wily 6; Ellen 4; and Louisa 2. Residing next door was farmer [son] William Baker, age 25, with his wife Nancy.[55a]
1860 Slave Schedule: 1 female, age 43; 1 female 23; 1 male 5; 1 female 2.
1861 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 461 acres valued at $4,600, 2 slaves, and an estimated $3,000 in capital.
1865 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: Samuel was shown holding property for the "Kemp heirs".
3 Aug 1870 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Dresden P.O.): Farmer Sam'l Baker 61, with real and personal property valued at $3,500 and $1,500, born TN; Fanny B. 57, born VA; Marline 39; Mark 31; Thomas J. 21; Isaac 18; Willy 17; Ellen 15; Louisa 14. Enumerated next to them were the households of Charles and Lucy Baker and Robert and Dovey Baker. Gilbert and Candace Patterson and John and Martha Patterson were close by. The census taker obviously confused the birth states of Samuel and Fanny.
4 Dec 1873: Frances died and was buried in Patterson Cemetery. Her tombstone reads "Consort of Samuel Baker".
20 Jul 1874: G. R. Patterson, M. Ezzell, and J. G. Allen filed a petition to have the village of Greenfield incorporated. Samuel Baker was one of the commissioners appointed to fix the boundaries. The village was established on lands belonging to Samuel. He was described by Baker and Reynolds as "a large landowner", and has often been called the "founder of Greenfield".
1880 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Age 72, residing in the household of son John, along with John's children and son Wiley.
5 May 1885: Samuel died and was buried beside Frances in Patterson Cemetery.
Children* of Frances Patterson and Samuel Baker:
A. J. Baker (1827 - 1852)
Martin Baker (22 Aug 1831 - )
Nancy Ann Baker (17 Jan 1833 - 8 Jul 1851; m. Silas M. Kemp 28 Mar 1850)
William Baker (2 Apr 1834 - 4 Aug 1908; m. Nancy Angeline Hillis 4 Feb 1847)
John Baker (4 Jan 1836 - 8 Feb 1881; m. Mary S. Womble 1 Feb 1860)
Mark Baker (2 Mar 1838 - )
Charles Riddle Baker (12 Jan 1840 - ; m. Lucy D. ______)
Daniel Riddle Baker (12 Jan 1840 - 12 Oct 1921; m. Sarah Caroline Kemp 5 May 1863) See photo.
Mary E. Baker (9 Feb 1842 - ; m. W. A. Baker 18 Mar 1862)
James Robert Baker (2 Jun 1844 - ; m. Dovie S. Wilson)
Benjamin Franklin Baker (13 Aug 1846 - ; m. Mary E. Boaz 8 Sep 1866)
Thomas Jefferson Baker (8 Oct 1848 - ; m. Anna Permelia Mosely 30 Apr 1871)
Frances Baker (13 Sep 1850 - 1899; m. John Calvin Lipscomb 25 Nov 1869)
Isaac N. Baker ( 8 Aug 1851 - )
Wiley H. Baker (3 Nov 1853 - ; m. Mary Lou Bessent Rial)
Ellen N. Baker (6 Nov 1855 - ; m. Robert Grimes)
Louisa Tennessee "Tenney" Baker (25 Aug 1857 - ; m. ______ Cupp)
* Mary, Isaac, Ellen, and Louisa were not listed in the family bible. In 1865, Samuel was shown holding land for the "Kemp heirs". Could these children actually be Kemps? Or were the Bakers just very inconsistent at entering their numerous children in the family bible? There are also several entries in the Baker Family Bible that couldn't have been the children of Frances Patterson Baker as they were born after 1863, when Frances turned 50. At least two entries, Samuel Thomas and Mary Clementine, are the children of son James Robert. But who was the unnamed child born on 8 Apr 1862 and who was Samuel Robert Baker? The latter "Bob" Baker (1 Mar 1872 - 28 Feb 1952) is buried in Brock Cemetery.
Elizabeth & George Washington Campbell Patterson
8 Jul 1814: George Washington Campbell was born in Tennessee. He was often called "Wash".
23 Aug 1815: Elizabeth Patterson was born in Tennessee. Loretta Insco believes that she was born in Robertson County.
17 Jun 1834: G. W. and Elizabeth were married.
1840 Census, Henderson County, TN: George W. Campbell was listed with 2 males under 5, 1 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 20-30. They were enumerated close to the family of Thomas Campbell, who listed a 60-70 year old male listed in his household.
The G. W. Campbell who appeared in the 1842-1843 Tax Lists in Weakley County (District 2) was probably not our "Wash", but was instead the recently deceased and wealthy G. W. Campbell of Nashville.
27 Mar 1847: "George W. Campbell" purchased 100 acres in Weakley County from D. E. and N. K. Jones for $216. The parcel adjoined [Elizabeth's brother] Gilbert Patterson and [Elizabeth's brother-in-law] Samuel Baker.
1847 Weakley County Tax List (District 9): 100 acres valued at $200. He was listed in the tax lists of Weakley County through 1866, his holdings remaining the same 100 acres, gradually increasing in value. In these tax rolls, he was occasionally listed as "Washington Campbell".
According to MaryCarol Schrupp, the Campbell home was on Kimery Road.
23 Apr 1851: Along with [brother-in-law] Thomas Patterson and Samuel Baker, G. W. witnessed deeds from [father-in-law] Mark Patterson to [brother-in-law] Riddle Patterson and from Mark Senior to Mark Junior in Weakley County.
3 Oct 1855: G. W. Campbell, Justice of the Peace, married [Betty's nephew] William C. Patterson to Mary Jane Cravens. He also married Robert Jones to Mary Cantwell on 25 Feb 1858, Henry Jones to Margaret E. Pearce on 28 Jul 1869, [Betty's niece] Sarah Patterson to Nute Thornton on 24 Sep 1869, and Edward Jones to Amanda Tillman on 3 Oct 1875.
1860 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Locust Grove P.O.): Farmer age 45, born in TN, with real and personal property worth $1,200 and $1,500 respectively; Elizabeth age 44, born in TN; Martha 23; farmer Gilbert 22; Thomas 21; William 18; Milly 17; George 14; Mark 13; Elizabeth 12; Mary 10; Charles 7; Frances 5; Green 2.
17 Nov 1869: G. W. Campbell, along with [son] William Campbell, witnessed a deed from Gilbert Patterson to [Gilbert's son] G. B. Patterson.
1880 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer George W. Campbell 65, TN VA VA; Elizabeth 64, VA NC NC; farmer Green H. 22; Alice 20. Alice was Green's wife.
13 Jan 1882: G. W. and Elizabeth Campbell sold 100 acres for $1,000 to G. Patterson. This land adjoined Edmund Kemp, Gilbert Patterson, A. Jones, and M. Ezzell. Elizabeth signed with her mark.
15 Jan 1898: Elizabeth died and was buried in Patterson Cemetery in Greenfield.
16 Mar 1898: George Washington Campbell died. He was buried beside his wife.
Children of Elizabeth Patterson and George Washington Campbell:
Martha Ann Campbell (30 Dec 1835 - 5 Jul 1878; m. William Oliver)
Gilbert Patterson Campbell (17 Mar 1837 - 22 Dec 1886; m. Elizabeth "Eliza" Emaline Tillman 16 May 1861)
Thomas Campbell (7 Aug 1838 - 14 Aug 1919; m. Mildred Dewberry 22 Aug 1866)
Millie J. Campbell (21 Jan 1841 - ; m. James Carland Williams 5 Nov 1874)
William Campbell (17 Apr 1842 - ; m. 1st Fannie P. Cooper 24 Oct 1870, m 2nd Estelle Crews)
George Washington Campbell (6 May 1844 - 18 Sep 1861)
Mark Patterson Campbell (5 Dec 1845 - 26 Dec 1917; m. Amanda Calpernia Thornton 24 Nov 1870)
Elizabeth Campbell (26 Dec 1847 - 1 May 1910; m. James Calvin Tillman 28 Oct 1867)
Mary J. Campbell (14 Jan 1850 - ; m. John R. Heath 19 Jan 1871)
Charles R. Campbell (15 Mar 1852 - 27 Mar 1939; m. Missia A. Heath 18 Sep 1873)
Frances Marion Campbell (12 May 1855 - 5 Oct 1940; m. 1st Mollie P. Sanders, m. 2nd Victoria Sharp 1895)
Green Franklin Campbell (22 Mar 1858 - 10 Feb 1938; m. Mary Alice Price c. 1879)
For additional information on this family, along with many photos, visit http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kinfolke/CAMPBELL.htm.
Mark & Martha Patterson
4 Oct 1818: Mark Patterson Junior was born in Tennessee.
8 Sep 1819: Martha was born in Virginia, surname unknown.
1840 Census, Weakley County, TN: Mark Patterson was listed with 1 male under 5, 1 20-30; 1 female 20-30. Thomas Patterson was enumerated next door.
1 Jan 1842: Mark purchased 48 acres and 90 poles in District 13 from N. K. and D. E. Jones for $115.37. The tract adjoined Edward Kemp and Thomas Evans. The grantee was Mark Patterson "of Weakley", thus Junior, since Mark Senior was described in deed of 1 Dec 1843 as "of Henderson".
1842 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: Mark was listed with 1 poll and 48 acres valued at $115.
1843 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 48 acres valued at $120.
1844 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 48 acres valued at $120 His holdings remain substantially the same through 1851.
1851 Tax List, Weakley County, TN (District 9): 58 acres valued at $175.
1859 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 130 acres valued at $1,300, capital estimated at $240. When did he purchase the additional acreage?
1860 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 183 1/2 acres valued at $1,780, capital estimated at $223. Still more additional acreage, which didn't change through 1866.
13 Jun 1860 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Locust Grove P.O.): Farmer age 42, born in TN, with real and personal property valued at $3,000 and $1,500 respectively; Martha age 41; James 20, Nancy 18, William 16, Mary 14, Martha 11, Robert 8, Mark 6, an Frances 1. The family is listed very close to [brother] Gilbert Patterson.
10 Aug 1870 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Dresden P.O.): Farmer Mark Patison 51, born in TN, with real and personal property valued at $1,800 and $1,500; Martha J. age 51, born VA; Nancy J. 25, Robert 20, Martha A. 18, Mark 16, and Catherine F. 14. They were enumerated next to [brother] Ridle Patison and Darling Jones.
29 Sep 1871: Mark Paterson bought 89 1/4 acres in District 9 from J. F. and Elizabeth C. Kemp and W. A. and Mary A. Kemp for $1,807.30. This parcel was part of the 224 acre tract formerly belonging to Edward Kemp and adjoining the dower interest belonging to the widow Alby A. Kemp. Gilbert Patterson, Justice of the Peace, took the oath of Elizabeth C. Kemp on 23 Sep 1871. But how can that date be correct?
15 Jun 1880 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer age 61, born in TN; Martha age 61, born in VA, suffering from "rheumatism"; Martha A. 28; black farm laborer Marion Sanford 21. Enumerated next to them are [son and daughter-in-law] William R. and Winnie Patterson.
13 Sep 1880: Mark was probably the M. Patterson listed as an adjoining landowner in a deed from G. Patterson to W. R. Connell for a lot in Greenfield.
8 Aug 1886: Martha J. Patterson died.
28 Feb 1898: Mark died and was buried beside Martha in Patterson Cemetery.
Children of Mark and Martha Patterson:
James Patterson (c. 1840 - )
Nancy J. Patterson ( - 1908; m. J. W. Tillman 15 Dec 1870)
William R. Patterson (10 Dec 1844 - 21 Feb 1920; m. Winican Melissa Covington 30 Nov 1867)
Mary Patterson (c. 1846 - )
Robert Patterson (7 Jan 1850 - Oct 1879; m. Martha Armanda Feliciann Covington)
Martha A. Patterson (1852 - 1927; m. John Marshall Wilson 9 Dec 1884)
Mark C. Patterson (Aug 1854 - 1932; m. Fannie W. Foster c. 1883)
Catherine Frances Patterson (m. James M. Kemp 22 Feb 1877)
Charles R. Patterson & Sarah L. Campbell
17 Aug 1820: Charles R. Patterson was born in Robertson County, TN. Some sources give his middle name as "Riddle"; Virginia Stephenson believes it was more likely "Rice", but doesn't state why.
22 Jan 1823: Sarah L. Campbell was born in Tennessee, parents unknown. According to the 1880 Census, they were both born in Virginia, supporting the belief that she was the sister of George Washington Campbell and Mildred Campbell Patterson.
7 Nov 1850 Census, Henderson County, TN: Farmer Charles B. Patterson 28, born in TN, with real estate valued at $150; Sarah L. 25; Lucy L. 7, William 5, and Elizabeth 4. The family is living next to [parents] Mark and Dicy Patterson.
1860 Census, Henderson County, TN: C. R. Patterson 40; female S. J. 36; William 15; Elizabeth 13; Sarah 11; Mark 9; Milly 7; male C. R. 4; male G. W. 2.
August 1862 Charles R. Patterson was appointed administrator of the Mark Patterson estate in Henderson County. Charles posted a $6,000 bond with Tyson G. Maness and [brother-in-law] Christopher Jones as securities.
26 Jun 1870 Census, Henderson County, TN (Lexington P.O.): Farmer age 49, born in TN, with real and personal property valued at $1,000 and $1,500 respectively; Sarah A. J. 46; Sarah 21, Milly 16, Charles R. 15, George W. 12, Thomas J. 9, Mary E. 7. Enumerated next door was [mother] Dicy Patterson; close by was the family of [son] Mark and Rosannah Patterson.
16 Jun 1880 Census, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Farmer Charles R. Paterson 59, TN NC NC; Sarah 57, TN VA VA; Thomas G. 19; Mary E. 17; daughter Charlotte J. 23, listed as married; granddaughter Frances Haney 13, TN NC TN; farm servant William Rhoads 21, TN SC KY. They were enumerated next to [brother-in-law and sister] Morgan and Sarah Patterson Gilham. Charlotte was actually their daughter-in-law, the wife of son Thomas Gilbert Patterson. If the ages are correct, neither Charlotte nor Mary could have been the mother of Frances Haney. Whose child was she? William Rhoads was probably related to the Sarah Rhoades who married son Charles Riddle Patterson and/or the Silas Rhoades who married daughter Mary Emaline.
7 May 1881: Sarah Campbell Patterson died. On 23 May 1881: Charles wrote a letter to his brother Thomas, who had moved to Arkansas. The original spelling has been retained, but I've modernized the punctuation for easier flow.
State of Tennessee, Henderson County
Dear Brother and Sister and Family,
I take my pen in hand to rite you a few lines in ancer to your kind leter that cam some time ago. I was glad to heare from you all and heare that you was all well. We are all well at this time, hoping when these few lines come to hand will find you all well. My wife is dead; she departed this life the 7th day of May 1881, beter than five months that she never walked nary [a] step without help, the complaint peralsy. She has bin a stout woman, she wade 216 pounds las summer. No one can tel what she suffered. My wife seed your hair and your wife’s hair, took it in her hand and loked at it a few dayes before she died. The connection is well soare as I no we had the hardest winter I ever saw, the wether so cold and the roads so bad people could hardly get about. We have hade abundance of rain this spring. People are not done planting yet, a great deat of cotton just coming up. Farmers are wors in the grass than I ever new them before, mighty little wheat sowed in this country. Thae has been two weaks now without rain. Old land is getting very hard. Thomas, I can say to you, Father and mother & my wife oldest son is berried in a butiful place near the old brick yard. Father told me the day before he died that tare was where he wanted to bee berried. I have sat out a square twenty steps each way, the moast about ten feet high.
I want you to write when every you can. I snd my bes respects to all of the famley.
This darke is a lock of my hair, the white is a bunch of my beard.
Charles married again before his death, his wife Jane Priddy (18 Jul 1841 - 2 Dec 1922) surviving him by 24 years.
3 Sep 1897: Charles died and was buried at Jack's Creek, Chester County. His tombstone there reads "C. R. Patterson . . . 77 yrs 1 mo 14 days".
Children of Charles and Sarah Campbell Patterson: All the children shown in this record appeared on censuses, except Mary Jane.
Lucy L. Patterson (c. 1843 - )
William Patterson (c. 1845 - )
Elizabeth Patterson (1846 - 1900; m. James M. Maness)
Sarah Patterson (c. 1849 - ; m. William R. McAdams)
Mark Patterson (c. 1850 - 1941; m. Rosannah Maness)
Milly Patterson (c. 1853 - ; m. ______ McAdams)
Mary Jane Patterson (c. 1853 - )
Charles Riddle Patterson (22 Nov 1855 - 25 Jan 1929; m. Sarah "Sally" Rebecca Rhodes)
George Washington Patterson (1858 - 1899; m. Sarah Carroll)
Thomas Gilbert Patterson (15 Jul 1860 - 5 Nov 1926; m. Charlotte Arnold 18 Dec 1879)
Mary Emaline Patterson (c. 1863 - ; m. Silas Rhodes)
Riddle & Elizabeth Patterson
13 Jun 1822: Riddle Patterson was born in Robertson County, TN.
17 Nov 1831: Elizabeth, whose surname isn't known, was born in Tennessee.
In the 1850 Census in Henderson County, "Roale Patterson", born c. 1824, was living with [parents] Mark and Dicy Patterson. This must have been the late-marrying Riddle.
23 Apr 1851: Riddle purchased 133 1/3 acres in Weakley County from Mark Patterson for $529. This property was located in Range 2, Section 5, District 13, adjoining [brother] Thomas Patterson.
1858 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: 133 acres valued at $1,300, and another property valued at $75.
1859 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: Same property; one slave valued at $900.
1860 Tax List, Weakley County, TN: He was assessed with an additional 50 acres and two slaves for a combined value of $3,230, plus capital of $60.
14 Jun 1860 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Locust Grove P.O.): Farmer 36, born in TN with real and personal property estimated at $2,200 and $5,000 respectively; Elizabeth 30, born in TN; Charles age 1 year. They were enumerated next door to the Darling Jones family.
1860 Slave Schedule: 1 male age 30; 1 female age 12.
10 Aug 1870 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9, Dresden P.O.): Farmer Ridle Patison 48, born in TN, with real and personal property worth $1,800 and $1,500; Elisabeth 38, born TN; Charles R. 11; William J. 7; Clementine 5; Cornealia 3; and infant Tempy 8/12. Living on either side were the families of [brother] Mark Patison and Darling Jones.
16 Jun 1880 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 9): Farmer Ridle Patterson 58, TN NC NC; wife Elizabeth age 48, TN NC NC; William J. 17; Clemintine 15; Melvin D. 11; Fannie B. 7; son Charles 20 with his wife Elizabeth 19; Denis Paten [name not legible] 23, a farm laborer.
5 Jun 1900 Census, Weakley County, TN (District 22, Kimery Township): Riddle Paterson, born Jun 1822; wife Elizabeth born Nov 1837, mother of 10 children, 4 still living.
19 Aug 1900: Elizabeth died and was buried in Patterson Cemetery.
1 Apr 1903: Riddle died. He is buried beside wife Elizabeth in Patterson Cemetery.  Buried in the same plot as Riddle and Elizabeth is "Martha C. Patterson, 29 Jan 1868 - 9 Mar 1874". This is probably daughter Cornelia.
Children of Riddle and Elizabeth Patterson:
Charles Riddle Patterson (11 Jul 1859 - 24 Dec 1920; m. Elizabeth Caudle 30 Dec 1879)
William J. Patterson (May 1863 - ; m. Nancy A. Brock c. 1896)
Clementine Patterson (c. 1865 - ; m. John Dunlap)
Cornelia Patterson* (c. 1867 - )
Melvin D. Patterson (c. 1869 - )
Fannie B. Patterson (c. 1873 - )
Bell Patterson (m. Jessie Kimery)
Tempie Patterson (m. Fount Coats)
*She may be the Martha c. Patterson (29 Jan 1868 - 9 Mar 1874) buried in the family plot.
Milberry Patterson & Christopher Perry Jones
21 Oct 1825: Christopher Perry Jones was born near Spartanburg, SC, the son of Elkanah and Rebecca Rhodes Jones. In his obituary, the date was transcribed as 31 Oct. Which is the typo?
18 Nov 1828: Milberry Patterson was born in Tennessee.
October 1848 C. P. Jones joined the Jack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church "by experience."
5 Sep 1850: Christopher and Milberry were married, almost certainly in Henderson County.
18 Aug 1860 Census, Henderson County, TN: Farmer C. P. Jones 35, born SC, with real and personal property valued at $700 and $700; Melbra 32, born TN; Dicy 8; female N. E. age 7; female S. F. age 6; Milbra 4; female R. A. S. 3; male A. R. age 7/12; and female Delana 7/12.
Aug 1862: Christopher was appointed guardian of Louisa, Henry, Charles, and Hugh Beacham, "minor orphans" of Zachariah Beacham, deceased. He posted a guardian's bond of $600, with Tyson G. Maness and John Shepard as his securities. Also that court term, Christopher acted as security, along with Tyson G. Maness, for Charles B. Patterson as administrator of the Mark Patterson estate.
4 Aug 1870 Census, Henderson County, TN (District 12, Lexington P.O.): Farmer age 47, born in SC, with real and personal property worth $500 and $500; Milberry 45, born TN; female Nancy [name hard to read] age 18; Sarah H. 16; Milberry 12; female Beckey A. 11; male Elkanny 10; female Delany 10; Susan C. 8; Martha 6; William M. age 4; Queen 8/12.
15 Jun 1880 Census, Henderson County, TN: Farmer Christ P. Jones 55, SC SC SC; Milberry 52, TN NC NC; Mary J. 18; Mary C. 16; Susan S. 14; Martha C. 12; William Mark 11; Queen E. 10; Dovy Belle 9.
12 Jun 1900 Census, Henderson County, TN (District 11): Farmer Christopher Jones 74, born Oct 1825, married for 49 years; Millberry 70, born Nov 1829, mother of 14 children, 11 living.
26 Apr 1910 Census, Chester County, TN (District 2): Farmer William M. Jones 41, TN SC TN, married for 18 years; Aradney A. 39, TN TN TN; son Jilliam A. 17; Ernest A. 15; daughter Achsa A. 7; Mary V. 4; male [although he's also listed as a daughter] Elbert; father Christopher P. age 84, SC SC SC, married for 59 years; mother Milberry 81, TN NC NC, mother of 14 children 11 still living.
12 Apr 1915: Christopher died . . .
Aged Citizen Dies
Christopher Perry Jones born Oct. 31, 1825 near Spartanburg, S.C. moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1834, married Miss Milberry Patterson September 5, 1850, died April 12, 1915. He was the oldest child of Elkanah Jones, a pioneer of Chester County . . . In this pioneer family fifteen children were born and though "Uncle Kit" was the oldest, only three survive him, W. R., S. T., and M. A. Jones. He lived with his wife 15 years past their golden wedding day. She still lives. To them were born fourteen children, two boys and twelve girls. Twelve of the children still live. In Tennessee, Mrs. Record, Mrs. Holley, Mrs. Carroll, and Mr. W. M. Jones. In Texas, Mrs. Daniel, Taylor, McNatt, Maness, Davis, Priddy, Criner, and Elkanah Jones. He spent a long and happy life making everyone pleasant who met him. He never lost his art in his old days, until his last illness was cheerful, witty, and could move about exceedingly well for a man of his age. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, becoming such at an unknown date but in his early manhood. He lived a consistent member thereof, being attentive at regular meetings and revivals . . .
29 Jan 1920 Census, Chester County, TN (District 2): Widow Millary Jones 91 was enumerated in the household of grandson W. A. Jones, a farmer.
17 Oct 1920: Milberry Patterson Jones died. Both Christopher and Milberry are buried in the cemetery at Jack's Creek.
Children of Milberry Patterson and Christopher Perry Jones:
Dicie A. Jones (13 Jul 1851 - 1891; m. John Tyson Maness)
Nancy Ellen Jones (2 Mar 1853 - 7 Nov 1929; m. Walter Wooten Daniel c. 1870)
Sarah Frances Jones (17 May 1854 - ; m. John P. Taylor)
Milberry Beatrice Jones (3 Mar 1856 - 27 Sep 1919; m. George Washington Maness 26 Dec 1872)
Rebecca Ann S. Jones (20 Dec 1857 - ;m. William Brigance McNatt)
Elkanah K. Jones (22 Dec 1859 - 9 Feb 1949; m. Samantha Catherine Daniel 25 Dec 1883)
Delena Jones (22 Dec 1859 - ; m. Gus A. Davis)
Mazie Jane Jones (25 Jan 1862 - 18 Feb 1948; m. James Robert Record)
Mary Christopher Jones (13 Oct 1863 - ; m. George Priddy)
Susan Sophrona Jones (5 Sep 1865 - 14 Apr 1894; m. Tom Holly c. 1889)
Martha Clementine Jones (27 Apr 1867 - 19 Sep 1950; m. Robert Elliot Carroll c. 1888)
William Mark Jones (18 Sep 1868 - 24 Aug 1958; m. Aradney Ardell Laster 17 Jan 1892)
Queen Elizabeth Jones (10 Jan 1870 - 16 Jan 1926; m. George Washington Criner 9 Feb 1888)
Dovie Belle Jones (8 May 1871 - 1947; m. John W. Holly)
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Any information is only as reliable as its source. Evaluate the following sources accordingly.
 Baker, Weakley Remembered, Vol. II, p. 117
 Buckley Chapter, NSDAR, Weakley County Cemetery Listings, p. 428
 Stephenson, The Patterson Family, p. 8
 Stephenson, p. 8; Kent Knight, letter written in 1959 provided by Virginia Stephenson.
 Tennessee Genealogical Society, Ansearchin News, v. 24, n. 4, p. 159, Winter, 1977
 Stephenson, p. 7-8
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 JoAnn Forthman
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 #2862; verified for month and year by his death being at age "75 years 10 months" in Baker, Vol. IV, p. 105, from Baker Family Bible
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[55a] Weakley County 1860 Census, p. 36
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 Stephenson, p. 12
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 James Buckley Chapter, NSDAR, Weakley County Cemetery Listings, Vol. I, p. 423; Baker, Vol. II, p. 117; Stephenson, p. 13
 Jim Daniel
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 Jim Daniel, from Minutes of Jack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
 Jim Daniel
 Henderson County 1860 Census, p. 165-269
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 Henderson County 1870 Census, p. 5/117
 Henderson County 1900 Census, ED 53, Sheet 8
 Chester County 1910 Census, ED 43, Sheet 4B
 Transcription by Jim Daniel