I am trying to get further back in the Pattersons in my family (on my mother's side) but have hit a road block. It seems one John Patterson (born in Edinburgh but I don't know when) married to Christina Patterson (I don't know her maiden name) had a son, George Washington Patterson born 8/19/1809 and died 1/31/1891 (married to Sarah R. Williams born in 1817 and died in 1857). Their son, Caleb Bruce Patterson, was my great-great grandfather.I am going to Scotland this summer and one of the things I hope to do is see if I can find anything more about John and Christina Patterson. Their son, GW Patterson, seems to have been born in Iowa. I don't know if John married her in Scotland, married her after he immigrated as an adult or came over with his parents (names unknown) as a child. If any of these names ring a bell I would love to hear from you.