Hi Chuck, nice to run across a cousin! This is what I have gleaned so far and cannot confirm any of it. 1.Arthur Patterson b.abt 1750 in Ireland sons:Alexander Patterson Jared Patterson d.bef July22,1827 Robert Patterson Thomas D. Patterson
2.Thomas D. Patterson b. March 7,1778 in Salisbury Dist.,Rowan Co.,NC d.Feb. 27,1851 Married Jane Gates b.Nov.12,1788 SC d.Apr.10, 1853 Children: Belinda Patterson m.Hartley Martha Jane Patterson m.Casebolt Albert Gates Patterson Benjamin Gates Patterson Thomas J. Patterson Elizabeth A. Patterson m Swaggart, then Holman Sally Patterson Nancy Patterson
I have other information on them all and would, if you like, send it to you by email as soon as I figure out how to export from my Family Tree Maker Program. I have only been working with it a few months and so haven't figured it all out yet.
My line goes from Benjamin Gates, to Benjamin James. His son William Jefferson Patterson was my grandfather on my mother's side. Let me know how you connect in. Maybe we can help fill in each others blanks. Thanks, Cyndye