also Patterson. Now one of my Martin cousins Y-DNA is actually Patterson. They got their Martin surname from their mother line because their Martin ancestor was born out of wedlock according to church. Laws in NC out of wedlock children got their mother's surname instead of father's. The father of this Martin is Unk but may have been a Patterson. I know the Patterson surname got in the Cherokee at a moment in time. Do you know off hand which European Patterson may have fathered Cherokee children?
I had mentioned to you previously that we can now prove some Court Officials are related to the Cherokee nations one being your distant cousin Conrad Hilderbrand Jr.
Well my cousin who matches Patterson on Y-DNA sent me this Wiki on Samuel F Patterson "Indian Commissioner" . He lived in Burke/Caldwell County NC. Was Samuel F Patterson an Indian commissioner to the Cherokee? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_F._Patterson
Also Samuel F Patterson has ties to William Lenoir who was a court official in Wilkes County NC. Caldwell County was formed from parts of Burke and Wilkes Counties in 1841