Rev William Alexander Patton

Brief Life History of William Alexander

When Rev William Alexander Patton was born on 22 March 1856, in Fairfield, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, John Mcclung Patton II, was 36 and his mother, Frances Mildred Kelsick, was 45. He married Rose Ellen Graybeal about 1883, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Piney Creek Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 11 November 1940, in Lansing, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Graybeal, Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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Rev William Alexander Patton
Rose Ellen Graybeal
Marriage: about 1883
Margaret Edna Patton
Walter McLung Patton
William Henry Harrison Patton
Annie Mildred Patton
Ollie Mabel Patton
John Calvin Patton
Ruth Dale Patton

Sources (42)

  • William A Patton in household of John M Patton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A. Patten, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Wm. Alexander Patton, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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