Thank you for the data. Yes, this is the family I seek. It is very interesting to find the second name of the 'son' Newton MARION Patterson on the military registration.
We know that James M.Patterson was named for his father(James, and his uncle James),and for his uncle('M' word-unknown). His father was known as James N.Patterson ('N' being Newton-according to the civil war pay vouchers.)
So, finding the son of James N.(son,named James M) who named his son: NEWTON MARION (N.M.)...seems like a small thing but gives us a probable"M" name that goes back to the 1850 census of Choctaw County, Alabama, and the 1860 census of San Augustine Co.TX.
A brother James N.Patterson and his sister, Malissa Patterson wed on the same day in San Augustine Co.TX to a brother James M.Dodd and his sister, Merilla DODD(Called Lucy Ann M.DODD Patterson). Yes, these alike names have given the Dodd researchers 'fits'.
The Patterson boy and the Dodd boy enlisted in the CSA and walked from San Augustine CO.TX to CAMP RONDO,Ark. to become ill with measles and flux and die within two months of each 1862. Leaving the two new brides, war widows at age 17. We have lost the two women after 1863. The mother and siblings of the DODD/Patterson girl, are missing in the 1870 census but show up in Burleson Co.TX where the grandmother marries Lewis Autry an old man. By 1880 the grandmother using the DODD name is a widow and living with her son,(Lewis Taylor Dodd) and his family in Bandera Co.TX.The war widow Lucy Ann Merilla Dodd Patterson has disappeared.
Did she remarry? Did she die? Its not known the fate of the civil war widow Mrs. James N.PATTERSON. Its not known why the grandparents raised her son?
The legend persisted that the young widow survived after her baby was taken by the grandparents-as her story of the missing baby boy was handed down by generations of the DODD family and with the help of the Patterson researchers, the baby was located living in Louisiana in his grandparents home.
Seeking family of Newton Marion PATTERSON living in Louisiana after 1930? Theres a plethora of Dodd family wanting to meet their kin. thanks, Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org)