I am working on my husband's Patterson line, and am trying to find more infomation, especially birth dates, on the family of Thomas Patterson and Salome Hess.Both were born in Pennsylvania (Thomas was from Lancaster County) but must have moved to Ohio as soon as they were married (or else there's also a chance that Salome Hess lived in Ohio and he met and married her there).Here's what I have so far:
1850 Census, Newton Twp, Miami Co, OH
Thomas Patterson, 27 (est. birth year 1822, bp PA
Salome Patterson, 19 (est birth year 1830), bp PA
1860 Census, Newton Twp, Miami Co., OH
Thomas Patterson, 37, farmer, bp PA
Salome, 30, bp PA
Emeline, 10, bp OH
Sarah, 8, bp OH
Alonzo, 5, bp OH
Fredonia, 3, bp OH
Sephronia (or Saphronia?), 3, bp OH
Jacob, 1, bp OH
Theadire Duten (?- writing was very hard to read), 8
Mary Duten (?), 4
1870 Census, Newton Twp, Miami Co., OH
Thomas Patterson, 46, day laborer, bp PA
Anna, 39, keeping house, bp PA
Alonzo, 16, day laborer, bp OH
Fredonia, 14, attending school, bp OH
Sophronia, 14, attending school, bp OH
Jacob, 12, attending school, bp OH
Joseph, 10, attending school, bp OH
Thomas, 8, attending school, bp OH
John, 6, attending school, bp OH
Nathan, 3, bp OH
Lucy, 7/12, bp OH
1880 Census, Newton Twp, Miami Co., OH
Thomas Patterson, 56, farmer, bp PA, fbp Ireland, mbp PA
Annie, 48, keeping house, bp PA, fbp PA, mbp PA
Fredonia, 23, at home...
Thomas V, 16, works on farm...
John F, 14, works on farm...
Nathan G, 12 works on farm...
Lucy A, 10, at home...
Samuel R, 9
William B (?), 6
Mary E, 1
If my math is correct, that would be a total of 14 children for Thomas and Salome/Anna/Annie.My husband descends from Joseph Franklin Patterson, who would have been #7 in the family.He grew up and married Iola Harter, and they had at least two sons, Earl and Walter, but possibly more children.Unfortunately, I have no other information about them other than this and I am trying hard to piece things together.
I would like to get birth dates and any other information regardng Thomas' children going forward.I would also REALLY like to find out more about Thomas, as I do not have even a name for his father or mother.Any information you could add would be a step in the right direction.Thanks so much in advance.I appreciate it.