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Per the 1880 census for Illinois, Grandy County, Coal City.
Series T9, Roll 210, Page 403.Taken 9 June 1880.
Paterson, Robert S., W, M, 42, Clerk in store, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland.
Paterson, Margaret, W, F, 40, Wife, Cook in hotel, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland
Paterson, James, W, M, 9, Son, Australia, Scotland, Scotland
Paterson, Jessie, W, F, 7, Daughter, Australia, Scotland, Scotland
Also living in this "household" were 2 young women, 19 & 17 who were shown as servants, and 34 other individuals shown as Boarders, all of whom were Coal Miners.
Since Robert and Margaret were both shown as employed individuals, this may have been a mining company-owned boarding house.The next household on the same page showed a similar situation.
Missing are the four older children - Mary Agnes (born in Ireland), Margaret (born in England), John Walker (born in England) and Robert Buchanan (born in Australia).James and Jessie were also born in Australia before Robert S. moved his family to America.
Per the 1900 census for Kansas, Osage County, Olivet Township.
Series T623, Roll 494, Page 146.June 11, 1900.Sub-page B image.
Paterson, Robert, Head, M, W, Mar 1837, 63, M for 34 yrs, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, Immigrated 1874, number of years in U.S. 26, Naturalization (I think it says yes).Farmer, Owns a Mortgaged Farm.
Paterson, Margaret, Wife, W, F, Nov. 1836, 64, M for 34 yrs, 6 children, 6 living, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland.
Paterson, Margaret, Dau, W, F, May 1874, 26, S, England, Scotland, Scotland
Paterson, Robert, Son, W, M, Oct 1875, 24, S, Australia, Scotland, Scotland
Per the 1910 census for Kansas, Osage County, Olivet Township.
Series T624, Roll 451, Page 155.May 5, 1910.
McCauley, James B., Head, M, W, 47, IN, M1, 24, IN, IN, IN, President Bank
McCauley, Mary A., Wife, F, W, 47, M1, 24, 4, 4, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland (English), Cashier Bank.
McCauley, Benton A., Son, M, W, 21, S, KS, IN, Ireland, Cashier Bank
McCauley, James I., Son, M, W, 18, S, KS, IN, Ireland
McCauley, Norman D., Son, M, W, 16, S, KS, IN, Ireland
Paterson, Robert S., Father-in-Law, M, W, 72, M1, WD, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland (English)
Note:72 yrs old would make Robt. S. Paterson born in 1838.According to his tombstone, the year of his birth was 1836.Also this census shows him as being widowed, which is possible since he was living with his daughter and son-in-law.However, the tombstone for his wife, Margaret, was clearly marked with the year of death as 1914.It is possible that she was ill or away from home when the census was taken, and the census taker made a mistake on the census record.
Or not . . . . .
The 1910 census for Osage County, KS, showed Margaret's husband, Robert S., as a widower living with his daughter, Mary Agnes, and her family.Eventually, I found Margaret in the 1910 census for Illinois, Cook County, Chicago City, taken on April 18, 1910.Despite slight variances in their ages (based on derived dates from the various census), these are our Margarets -- mother and daughter.Apparently, like another grandmother of mine, Margaret and Robert separated for whatever reason and were living in different places in 1910, and at least one of their daughters was living with her in 1910 – along with a number of lodgers who appear to be unrelated.
1910 Census, IL, Cook County, Chicago City
Series T624, Roll 268, Page 252.April 18, 1910.Household #417-49-91.
Paterson, Margaret, Head, F, W, 80, Wd, 6, 6, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, immigrated to U.S. in 1880.No occupation.
Paterson, Margaret, Sister, F, W, 40, S, England, Scotland, Scotland.No occuption.
Schuh, E.M., Lodger, F, W, 26, S, England, England, England, immigrated 1906, Milliner.
Whitworth, Charles, Lodger, M, W, 26, S, Scotland, Ireland, Connecticut, immigrated 1908, accountant.
Kelly, Wm. P., Lodger, M, W, 26, Germany, Germany, Germany, immigrated 1899, accountant.
Jooss, Luthor E., Lodger, M, W, 32, S, Wisconsin, WI, U.S., Laborer
Dinan, Ema, Boarder, F, W, 51, S, Michigan, Ireland, Ireland, immigrated 1899, Nurse, private family.
Note:This census confirms an earlier census showing the daughter Margaret as having been born in England.
James Benton McCauley & his wife Mary Agnes Patterson McCauley were my great grandparents.I believe that I have found Mary Agnes and her sister, Margaret Paterson, living together in 1880 in Will County, IL (not too far from their parents in Grundy Co., IL).Both young women where shown as single, and Milliners.Mary Agnes’ nickname was “Hattie”, and my mother told me that she thought that at one time Mary Agnes had owned a hat shop.By 1907 when Oklahoma became a state, James B., was starting to invest in real estate in Indian Territory.He purchased numerous parcels in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, in a community called Midland which later changed its name to Vanoss.He and Mary Agnes kept their home in Olivet, but moved their family to Midland before 1920 where they built a large home.He was also a partner in the first bank established in the newly organized community.When James B. died in 1929, his body was taken back to Olivet for burial, and Mary Agnes returned to their home in Olivet where she lived the rest of her life.Two of their sons stayed in Oklahoma; my grandfather in Vanoss, and his older brother in nearby Ada.I was born and raised in Ada, but now live in Dallas, TX.
As far as anyone knows, Margaret and Jessie Paterson never married.After their mother died, and Jessie completed nursing school, they lived together in DuPage County, IL, where they died and were buried in Glen Ellyn.
We believe we have identified John Walker Paterson in the 1880 census as a boarder, employed as a clerk, in Cook County, IL.In the census he was shown as being born in Australia (where he lived as a child) although he was actually born in England.
John Walker Paterson married in Kansas in 1890, then returned to Australia in the mid-1890s during the Gold Rush.He and his family later lived in Torbay, Western Australia.An envelope addressed to my great-grandmother at Olivet bore Torbay, Western Australia as a return address and postmark.Leah Jones, in Australia, who has helped me immeasurably with documentation for this family, is the niece of John Walker Paterson’s grandson.
James A. Paterson was a graduate from the University of Chicago.He lived for a while in Lyon County, KS, married and divorced, and later lived in DuPage Co., Illinois (near Chicago) and at Olivet, KS.He is buried with his parents, one son and a daughter at Olivet.
Your cousin’s grandfather, Robert Buchanan Paterson has been the mystery man.We believe that we have correctly identified everyone now from 1880 through 1920 – thanks to your online query and reply.I also found his wife Annie’s parents, Mark and Mary McLaughlin in 1900 in Warwick Co., VA; 1910 in Kitsap Co., WA; and 1920 in Almeda Co., California.
I have been searching census indexes for a Robert Paterson.So far the only Robert Paterson found in 1910 was as follows:
1910 Census for Washington, Spokane.
Series T624, Roll 1671, Page 70.Taken April 18, 1910.
Household #118-109 was the Barister family - Frank, 39 [b. 1871] and his wife Mary, 31 [b. 1879].Shown as living in the household was a roomer was Robert Paterson, M, W, 38 [=b 1872], S, born inAustralia, his parents both born in Scotland.He was employed as a carpenter.Although the dates of birth are off by 3 years based on census data, I think this person is too close to not note down for future reference.
Based on Age, places of birth, and occupation, Leah Jones and I concur that this person is very likely to be our Robert Buchanan Paterson.
I wasn’t surprised to hear that Robert B. was deaf, although the census image made it look deaf and dumb could have applied to either or both of them.One of his sister, Mary Agnes’ sons, Benton Arthur McCauley, had a daughter who was deaf.Do you happen to know what took Robert B. to Washington state?While looking for him in the 1880 census, I wondered if he might be attending a school somewhere since he was too young to be out on his own.
I have photographs of the Patersons’s headstones at the Alpine Cemetery in Osage County, KS (near the original townsite for Olivet), and for sisters Margaret & Jessie in Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Thank you so much for responding, and for taking time to help your cousin research his ancestors.I will be happy to share information that I have, including any photographs, but I would need to email them directly to you.You should be able to get my email address through genforum.