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Sunday, April 01, 2007
Baker Family Book pages
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Good morning everyone,
I realized I left off some information sent to me by Dee Hall email@example.com -some of which was sent to her by Linda Patterson, so here we go again with more information about the Patterson family of Coosa. I included a letter from Linda underneath here. It was indeed I who made the notation about the idea of James A. being possible James Adam Patterson. I made the suggestion on experience dealing with family names. How many people in those days had middle names (sometimes as many as 3 or 4) and never used their first name? many people did that.
Hi Susan, I'm Linda Patterson in Clanton, AL. I was the one who sent some of the material used on the blog to Dee Hall (I sent her the family group sheets and Drucilla Patterson's genealogy letter, which confirmed fact Faithy Knight's maiden name was Baker). My husband's ggg gf was Adam Patterson and his gg gf was James Patterson, whose 1st two wives were Knights (Mary and Elizabeth). My husband descends from James' third wife, Martha Pope. We have hit a "brick wall" on finding Adam's parents. It seems as though the early records of Abbeville, SC have been lost to fire. But I wanted to let you know that our Adam was indeed the brother of William Patterson, who died in Montgomery Co., AL about 1836. I have not personally read William's will, but I had a telephone call from one of his descendants who found it in Montgomery and copied some of the pages (I think it was quite long). It's because of William's will that we know he and Adam were siblings. No other mention of other brothers/sisters were in his will. Dee Hall asked me recently to visit the Coosa County Blog that you wrote on the Knight-Baker families. Now this caught my attention: On the 1850 Coosa Co. census- the Knights, Bakers, and Pattersons all lived next to each other. 516. Patterson Adam 53 SC farmer 500 Milly 52 Felix 11 AL (Minutes 7/601 5 Mar 1862 Albert, Eliza and Jane Patterson minor heirs of Joshua Patterson, their grandfather Adam Patterson gdn. Bond $100 with Milley and Silas Patterson and William Connaway) His full name be James A. Patterson. If so he is the brother in law to Milly Patterson house 259 whose husband William died. ........................... ****** (my notes about this addition... on the original census, the notes added are ("Minutes 7/601....about the minor heirs of Joshua Patterson... and William Connaway)" Did you add the information "His full name (may) be James A. Patterson. If so he is the brother in law to Milly Patterson house 259, whose husband William died." I have never seen Adam's full name on anything. If you made this notation/addition on the census, can you tell me HOW you made the connection between James A. Patterson being our Adam, and being the brother to William. This find/fact could maybe help the family in their research. Just wondering where you may have seen his name as James A. and were able to place James A. and William as brothers. firstname.lastname@example.org