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"History Oglethorpe" by Smith NC Marrage ond: Wake Co.,
"Early Records of GA." by Davidson Patton,Reid, Godwin Bible in Possession fo E.B. Godwin in Gainesville, FL.
Administration of Estate Sept. 9, 1783 Wilkes Co., GA.
Land Granr - Wilkes Co., GA. November 1773
Name: Jacob PATTON
Change Date: 7 JAN 1998
Birth: EST 1720 in Ireland
Death: SEP 1783 in Wilkes Co., GA
It is known he was in Chowan Co., NC before the Revolution, and
settled in Wilkes Co., GA, after it was ceded by the Indians in 1773,
on a grant on Pistol Creek on Trading Path five miles from the Broad
River. His brother (possibly Matthew of Wilkes Co.) applied for the
grant on Jacob's behalf. The area later became part of Lincoln Co.
Jacob died intestate, leaving his widow, Jane, and seven daughters. It
is apparent Jacob performed Revolutionary service, as Jane received
compensation as a Revolutionary widow. She increased the family
holdings to 300 acres before she moved to Clarke Co., GA, to live with
a married daughter not long before her death. Daughters were Sarah,
[BO:Margaret:BO], Mary, Susannah, Elizabeth, Phoebe and one unnamed.
Marriage 1 Mary COOPER b: 1758
Change Date: 27 MAY 1994
Marriage 2 Jane PICKERELL b: EST 1725
Margaret PATTON b: EST 1746 in NC
Name: Jacob Patton 1
Note: Note: Jacob PATTON ABT 1720 - 1778 DEATH: 1778, Wilkes Co, GA Family1 : Jane >MARRIAGE: ABT 1743 1.+Sarah PATTON  JacobPatton, born probably in the 1720's, was a brother of MatthewPatton. They were together in Augusta County, Va., in 1753, andin Johnson County and Wake County, North Carolina, from ca.1761 until ca. 1773/1775 when Jacob and his wife Jane andseven daughters moved to Northeast Georgia to the cededCherokee and Creek Indian lands that became Wilkes County,Ga., in 1777. Jacob Patton died in Wilkes County, Ga., prior toJuly 30, 1778. See Grace Gilliam Davidson, Early Records ofGeorgia, Vol. II (Vidalia, Ga., Pub. by Rev. Silas EmmettLucas, Jr., 1932; reprint 1968) p. 272; also Jacob's Land Grantapplication in the article, "Matthew Patton"; Wilkes County,Ga., Court Minutes, Nov. 1, 1778, Elisha C. Smart vs JanePatton. Jane Patton, widow of Jacob, died in Clarke County,Ga., after March 1812, date of her will, and prior to Sept. 29,1814, date when her will was exhibited in court, ordered to berecorded, and Letters Testamentary with a copy of the willannexed granted to Thomas Hill, the executor named in the will.As previously mentioned, Jacob Patton and Jane, his wife, hadseven daughters, all of whom were born prior to 1773, the datewhen he applied for a land grant in Georgia. In Augusta County,Va., where Jacob Patton and his brother Matthew lived in the1740's and the 1750's, another Jacob Patton was also thereduring that time. In fact, the other Jacob Patton died priorto March 21, 1754, the date when his daughter Susanna Pattonwas appointed by the court as his administratrix. See F. B.Kegley, Virginia Frontier 1740-1783 (Southwest Va. HistoricalSociety, Roanoke, Va. 1938) p. 176; and Augusta County, Va.,Will Bk 2, 1753-1760, p. 100. For this reason, records inAugusta County, Va., prior to March 1754 in the name of aJacob Patton are difficult to assign. The Jacob Patton who diedprior to March 1754 might have been the father of Matthew andJacob (b.ca.1720's). In Augusta Co., Va., the Jacob Pattonwho, on Dec. 17, 1753, witnessed Matthew's grantee deed for266 acres on Craigs Creek, was probably Matthew's brother. SeeAugusta Co., Va., Deed Bk 6, 1754-1655, pp. 152, 154. JacobPatton bought land from Col. James Patton at about the sametime Matthew bought land. After Col. James Patton was killedby Indians in July 1755, appraisers of his estate listedapproximately 105 "Bonds, bills, etc.,due Col. James Patton'sestate for land purchased." See Kegley, Virginia Frontier, p.89, 90. In this list of debtors are Mathew Patton, 17 Dec1753; Jacob Patton and Peter Tarr, 18 Dec. 1753; Mathew andJacob Patton, 17 Dec. 1753; John Stedham, Jacob Patton, GeorgePeter Tarr, 19 Dec. 1753; Jacob Patton, no date. A few yearsafter having signed those bonds in Augusta County, Va., JacobPatton moved to Johnson County, North Carolina, where, in April1759, he had already served a while as a constable. On thelast Tuesday in April 1759, the Johnson County court "orderedthat Joshua Suggs serve as constable in the room of JacobPattent (sic)." Then, fifteen months later in July 1760, JohnSims was ordered to serve as overseer of the highways in theroom of Jacob Patten (sic). See Wynette Parks Haun, JohnsonCounty Court Minutes, 1759-1766, p. 2, 35. Jacob Patton's landgrant from the State of North Carolina was recorded in JohnsonCounty as follows: Date Grantee Vol. Page Grantor 1761 JacobPatent 14 240 State of No. Car. G-RAL #60, 473 acres South sideCrabtree Creek 1765 Jacob Patent, Transcript Bk 1 110 State ofNo. Car. Grant. 473 acres- D-1, 1767-1769 "This indenture wasentered into this 13th day of January 1761 between the Rt.Hon. Earl Granville of the Kingdom of Great Britain of the onepart and Jacob Patent of Johnson County of the other part...inconsideration of ten shillings sterling Money to the said EarlGranville in hand paid by the said Jacob Patent . . . the saidEarl doth hereby give and by these presents give to the saidJacob Patent...all that tract or parcel of vacant land lying inthe said County on the south side of Crabtree on abranch...called Buffalo joining Col. Halton's and JudgeSmith's line, beginning at a White oak on Haltom's line runningnorth 320 poles to a pine, then E. 312 poles to a pine on saidSmith's line, then with Smith's line 30 East, 120 poles to ahickory thence to the first, in all 473 acres...paying rent of18 shillings on March 25 and Sept. 29 every year." WilliamLucas Granville (Seal) James Monfort by Thomas Child When WakeCounty was formed from Johnson County in 1771, Jacob's civicservices continued as usual. For example, Jacob worked on roadsin Johnson County in 1763, 1764, and 1766; he worked on roadsin Wake County in 1771 and 1772. In Johnson County in April1763 he was appointed overseer of a road; in the new WakeCounty in July 1771, he was appointed to continue as overseer.In September 1772 Joel Lane was appointed overseer of the roadin room of Jacob Pattern (sic) and to have the same hands.Jacob helped to lay off new roads, open and maintain roads inJohnson County and Wake County by court orders on thefollowing dates July 1763; January, April, and October 1764;January 1766, and September 1771. See Haun, Johnson CountyCourt Minute Book 1759-1766, pp. 149, 157, 170, 174, 180, 183,199, 249; Haun, Wake County Court Minutes 1771-1776, Book A-1,pp. 3, 16, 18, 37. In Johnson County, Jacob Patton served onone jury in April 1763, on a grand jury in July 1765, and apetit jury in October 1765 (Haun, Johnson County, CourtMinutes Book 1759-1766, Bk I, pp. 148, 22C, 227). In WakeCounty he served on two grand juries, one in Dec. 1771 andanother in March 1772. He was on one jury for a case in August1772 (Haun, Wake County, Court Minute Book 1771-1776, Book A-1,pp. 134, 27, 39). In January 1765 and October 1765 the JohnsonCounty Court granted Jacob Patton a license to keep anordinary (tavern) after he gave a bond with sufficientsecurity. Then, in September 1771 in Wake County he was againgranted a license to keep a tavern (Haun, Johnson County Court,Book 1, pp. 206, 246; Wake County, Min. Bk 1771-1776, p. 13).In Johnson County in April 1765 when Jacob Patton sued ThomasPrice, "Joseph Hancock came into court (being summoned asguarnishie (sic) and declared that he had in his hands propertyof the defendant, one saddle." (Haun, Johnson County CourtMinute Book 1759-1766, Book I, p. 215.) In Wake County in June1771, Jacob Patton recorded his cattle mark (Haun, Wake County,Min. Bk. 1771-1776, Bk A-1, p. 4.) The last two times JacobPatton's name occurred in Wake County records were September1774 and September 1775. These indicate the approximate timewhen Jacob moved from Wake County, N. C., to Wilkes County,Georgia. First, in the Inferior Court of Pleas and QuarterSessions, Wake County, on Sept. 6, 1774, "a deed from JacobPatton to James Martin was in open court duly proved by theoath of Thomas Haughton, a subscribing witness thereto andordered to be registered." (Haun, Wake County, Min. Bk.1771-1776, Bk A-1, pp. 69,73 .) One year later, on Sept. 5,1775, the processioners returned the following report to thecourt: "James Martin, 473 acres on both sides of BuffelowBranch being the land whereon Jacob Patton and Joseph Wiseformally (sic) dwelt in Wake County. John Giles Thomas and JohnBrewer were present. (Haun, Wake County, Min. Bk. 1771-1776,Bk A-1, pp. 112-116.) Jacob Patton, with his wife Jane, sevendaughters, and six Negroes, went to northeast Georgia, wherein 1773 his brother had applied for a land grant in Jacob'sname in the ceded Indian lands that became Wilkes County in1777. Jacob's 100 acres were at Pistol Creek upon the tradingpath, five miles from the river. The conditions of the grantprovided for payment of two pounds and for immediatesettlement. See the article "Matthew Patton'' for furtherdetails about Jacob's grant in Georgia. Jacob Patton seems tohave been living in Wilkes County, Ga. during the first partof the Revolutionary War and died there prior to July 30, 1778.On that date Jane Patton, widow, was summoned to appear atWilkes County Court the first Monday in November 1778 as adefendant who was indebted to Elisha C. Smart for 61 pds, itbeing part of a crop said Smart had made with said Jane. SeeGrace Gilliam Davidson, Early Records of Georgia, Vol. II(Vidalia, Ga., Published by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr,1932, reprint 1968) p. 272; and Wilkes Co., Ga., Minutes ofCourt of Ordinary, Nov. 1, 1778. In Wilkes County, Ga., JanePatton, widow of Jacob Patton deceased was appointedadministratrix of his estate on Sept. 9, 1783 (Davidson, EarlyRecords of Ga., Vol. I, p. 30). The delay in administeringJacob's estate probably was due to unsettled conditions duringthe War. Jane (Jean, Jaine) Patton, widow, was a taxpayer inWilkes County as follows (from Davidson, Early Records ofGeorgia, Vol. II, p. 35. She cites Wilkes County Book of MixedRecords, Wills, Administrations and Deeds, 1777-1778, folio(page) 32) : 1785. 2 polls, 4 slaves, 300 acres in WilkesCounty 1787. 2 Negroes, 400 acres, #3 quality land (TaxDigest, LDS 159194) 1793. 2 Negroes, 400 acres, #3 land, MacksCreek joining Joseph Wise, Sanders' District, taxpayer #65(LDS 159194) Jane Patton was a taxpayer in Oglethorpe County.(LDS 177698) 1795. 2 Negroes, 100 acres joining Joseph Wise,Sanders' Dist., Taxpayer #70 1796. 3 Negroes, 100 acres joiningJoe Wise, Hudspeth's Dist., Taxpayer #50 1797. 100 acres,Taxpayer #59 1799. 100 acres on Macks Creek joining JosephWise, Taxpayer #73 Jane Patton, widow, was a taxpayer in ClarkeCounty, Ga. (LDS 214559) 1802. 4 Negroes, Reynolds' Dist.1803. 4 Negroes, Runnels' Dist. 1804. 4 Negroes, Runnels'Dist. 1805. Thomas Hill for Jane Patton, widow, 4 Negroes,Reynolds' Dist. 1807. Thomas Hill, Trustee for Jane Patton,widow, 7 Negroes, Silman's Dist. 1808. Thomas Hill, Trusteefor Jane Patton, widow, 5 Negroes 1809. Jane Patton, 6 Negroes,165 acres on Oconee, joins Academy land, Prophet's Dist. 1810.Thomas Hill for Jane Patton, widow, Prophets Dist. 1811. JanePatton, widow, 165 acres, Hane's Dist. The Index to LandGrants, Book OOO, p. 159, dated 1787, shows a grant of 300 acreson Mack's Creek in Wilkes County to Jane Patton. In OglethorpeCounty, Jane (Jean) Patton recorded one grantee deed and twograntor deeds. On Feb. 27, 1796, Joseph Wise and his wifeMargaret (Patton) executed a deed to Jean Patton for 100 acreson Macks Creek. On March 11, 1798, Jean Patton executed a deedto Joseph Johnson for 300 acres on Macks Creek. Then, on Sept.18, 1798, Jane Patton executed a deed to William Wayne for 100acres on Max Creek (Oglethorpe Co., Superior Court FilingDocket & Gen. Index to Deeds & Realty Mortgages, Bk A, p. 275and Book C, pp. 293, 539). In Oglethorpe County on Nov. 28,1798, when Joseph Johnson sued Jaine Patton for debt, MatthewMoore and George Barber went into court and entered themselvesspecial bail in the case. Judgment was in favor of Jane. Then,on June 28, 1799, when Jane Patton sued Joseph Johnson fordebt, the matters in this dispute were left to arbitrators whoawarded Jane $98.77 and costs (Oglethorpe Co. Inferior CourtMinute Bk 1798, pp. 98, 99, 105, 107; LDS Film 158740). TheClarke County, Ga., General Index to Deeds, Superior CourtOffice, Deed Book D, p. 146B, shows that Jane Patton boughtland from Joel Lane (or Love) by a deed dated Nov. 23, 1808.On Jan. 14, 1808, Jane Patton executed a deed of gift for aNegro girl Matilda to her granddaughter, Prudence Hill (ClarkeCounty, Ga., Deed Book B. p. 7; LDS Film 214586). On Dec. 1814,the "estate of Jane Patton by Executor John Hodge" executed adeed to ?, which deed was not recorded until June 2, 1818, inDeed Book L, p. 25. Jane Patton's will, dated March 4, 1812,was proved in Clarke County in 1814. She bequeathed to SherrodWise her Negro girl Joice; to Margaret Wise, wife of JosephWise, her Negro boy Hiram; to her grandchildren, children ofBasil Lamar $5 to be equally divided between them; to herdaughter Susannah Oldham as her full share $5; to herson-in-law Benjamin Hill $5; to her son-in-law Sherrod Wise andher daughter Margaret Wise and son-in-law Thomas Hill the moneyfrom the sale of her land. She set free her faithful Negrowoman Esther. She appointed Thomas Hill her executor. The wivesof the men listed in Jane's will were nieces of Matthew Pattonand first cousins of Samuel Patton(Sr) , Thomas Patton,Solomon Patton, and Rebecca (Patton) Wimpee.========================================================================== =
Change Date: 13 JAN 2000
Father: Jacob Patton
Text: Query (The Va. Gene. Vol. 33.2)