When Olive Crain Patton was born on 26 March 1807, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, her father, Samuel Patton Jr, was 27 and her mother, Mary Polly Pye, was 21. She married Benjamin Edward Avent on 17 October 1822, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 3 January 1864, in Dallas, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States.
English, northern Irish, and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scottish personal name Patun, Paton, an Old French diminutive of Pat(e), a pet form of Patrick. Compare Patrick and Pattinson .
History: The American general George Patton (1885–1945) was born in San Gabriel, CA, into a family with a long military tradition. His earliest American ancestor, Robert Patton, had emigrated from Scotland to VA c. 1770.